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  1. Gravestone & Bio of Captain John Worthington (1650-1701) Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA

    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27441019

    (Posted on 2017-05-02 14:37:00 by Ellen Davis Crainer)
  2. I was very pleased to find your Worthington webpage. I am a descendant of Capt. John Worthington b.1650 (Manchester) - d.1701 (Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA)

    (Posted on 2017-05-02 14:15:00 by Ellen Davis Crainer)
  3. Hi all!

    Great to read all these comments. I was particularly interested in the Bolton Worthington's. I've been researching my history and just currently following the male Worthington line and at the moment focussing on the great grandads. I've managed to trace back to who appears to be my 10th great grandfather, Adam Worthington (1615-1689) and as yet still in the Bolton area. I'm just drawing out the skeleton at the moment and starting to put some bones around the history.

    I've got a number of William Worthington great grandfathers but I was really interested to find a 'Holland' Worthington (5th great grandfather 1761 - 1832). What a wonderful name! It's amazing to think that I would have been at Deane Parish Church, St Johns in Farnworth or Ringley church not realising my ancestors are actually buried there. They really did stay close by, living predominantely around the Farnworth/Ringley/Deane areas and here we remain!

    (Posted on 2015-09-03 17:46:00 by Melanie Worthington)
  4. My father was Donald george Worthington from town of Harrison in boone county ARK. just looking for other worthington's from boone county in Ark.

    (Posted on 2015-06-23 06:12:00 by Robert Worthington)
  5. my grandfather albert worthington came from england when he was seven or eight, he stoleaway on a ship.

    (Posted on 2015-02-28 12:16:00 by william worthington)
  6. Regards Worthington cousins from California

    (Posted on 2015-01-07 17:05:00 by Maureen Ayala)
  7. Dear Eddie.

    I see you have material relating to worthington. I'm interested in the Walthews recorded as living and dying at worthington in the mid 1600's, although the records generally relate to the church at standish. Since I seee that at that time the vilage consisted of a few houses only, I wondered if you had anything about the family. I see that robert Walthew ( of Pemberton)had a fair amount to do with the parish church at standish, marrying his sister Alice from there ( I think). During his minority after the death of his father about 1608(?) I know he was someones ward. I wondered if it was the Worthington family who held the wardship?
    In respect for his wardship there is a referrencHouse" e in the archives to someone in respect to a lease on "Whalthough House" ( or some similar spelling) and i am curious to know if this was remodelled by Robert in he 1660's as "Walthew House" rather than the reported new building .

    I am also curious as to any link may have to Robert walthew, grocer and citizen of London, Sergeant Confectioner to James I and charles II. He appears to be the "Richard" Walthew citizen of London, who made a donation to the relief of the poor in Wigan about 1643 of several hundred pounds. this robert claims descent through the althew family who seem to have farmed at Walthew Green near upHolland. I am sure there is alink some where through all of this to the walthew innkeeper at Standishgate in Wigan in the 1730's. The Walthews seem to have been meat inspectors, ale inspectors and alwy appearing omdocuments as witnesses.

    There is certainly some link to Worthington, but it may be in other surrounding ( Catholic?) villages, because the register records are often scanty.

    Edward

    (Posted on 2013-09-29 11:01:00 by Edward Walthew)
  8. Hi Eddie,Just read your guestbook and I was sorry to read of your health issues. Do hope your on the mend.I look forward to any updates youadd to your site it's really interesting.Alan

    (Posted on 2013-09-27 11:58:00 by alan winstanley victoria australia)
  9. Hi Eddie,Just read your guestbook and I was sorry to read of your health issues. Do hope your on the mend.I look forward to any updates youadd to your site it's really interesting.Alan

    (Posted on 2013-09-27 10:58:00 by alan winstanley victoria australia)
  10. Hi, I am wondering if you have any information on Mary Woodruffe Worthington, the information I have is that she was born about 1780 and died 4 February 1838 and may have married someone named Thomas Ryle. I do not have information on her parents or much other information. I am researching my family tree. I know my mother, whose maiden name was Crusham, and many of her ancestors were from Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, with some other counties, as well. My mother was from Warrington. I am a "Yank," but am very proud of my UK heritage. Any information you can share would be wonderful. Thank you. Linda

    (Posted on 2013-07-09 06:11:00 by ldsangelsrme)
  11. I note the query from Graham Worthington as to the existence of a branch of the Worthington family in Bolton. The answer to this is a very positive affirmative which I am able to give since my father, grandfather and many generations of this family are traceable back to pre-Tudor times, all living in one of the many village settlements such as Deane,Over Hulton, Westhoughton,Horwich,Lostock, Wigan, Standish and of course Worthington. These families were numerous with their births, marriages and deaths recorded in parish registers. They appeared to suffer badly in the C17 for two causes... the religious struggles which led to the Civil wars and the protestantism of Cromwellian rule and the dreadful incidence of Bubonic plague. The Worthingtons were obviously an industrious and prosperous clan and it is amazing to see and trace how, as their numbers decreased, largely through plague, newer families moved into the area and filled some of the void created by the demise of large elements of the Worthington family. Slowly however they pulled around until a further sickness called the' little plague' and thought to be flu knocked them back again during the reign of Queen Anne. The Worthingtons once again had to start at the beginning to build up their numbers and prosperity but they did this to the extent that my great grandparents were married in Manchester Cathedral.The Worthingtons were technically very skilled and to a large degree centred their effortsat this time around railway construction and development, consequently many of the Bolton line from which I am descended settled in Horwich where a major railway centre had been established . With the advent of war, my fater and all his family were basicallt told by the government where they had to go and my father was directed to Southport, which was , until I married, my much loved home, and although I now live in an offshore finance centre, I still think Southport takes some beating...Incidentaqlly, I am Lady Handley because my husband was deeply involved in politics and for many years served as a justice of the Peace so the knighthood was awarded to him for services to the community.

    (Posted on 2013-04-01 23:57:00 by Jean, Lady Handley nee Worthington PhD, M.A. BSc. AI Biol A.R.P)
  12. Is there a Bolton Lancashire branch? My Father William was born in Raglan st Bolton 1921, Had two brothers Arthur and Austin and a half sister Annie

    (Posted on 2013-02-12 14:01:00 by Graham Worthington)
  13. hi i am stephen i think my grandmother is all so one of your gardperents .Ellen CALLAND if you like to know more ket me know stephen

    (Posted on 2013-02-05 21:09:00 by spike279)
  14. I haven't been in touch with you for a few years and was wondering if you have been able to place my James Worthington above in any of the Worthington lines. Love your skye terriors but a little too much hair for me!!

    (Posted on 2013-01-25 13:15:00 by Margaret Gordon)
  15. My 14th great grandfather is Peter Worthington of Blainscough Hall

    (Posted on 2013-01-05 22:29:00 by doreen osuch)

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