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Nathaniel Bosworth

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hull, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Saint Michael's Episcopal Church, Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bosworth and Sarah
Husband of Sarah Wardwell
Father of James Bosworth; Sarah Bosworth Munro; Mary Bosworth; Rebecca Bosworth and Priscilla Bosworth

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Immediate Family

About Nathaniel Bosworth

Nathaniel BOSWORTH was born on 23 November 1693 in Hull, Massachusetts. He died on 17 January 1771 at the age of 77 in Bristol, RI. He moved with his parents from Hull to Bristol, where, on December 11, 1714, he was deed a piece of land in Bristol between Thames Street and the water. He was a blockmaker. See Dorothy Chapman Saunders, "Lines of Descent from Nathaniel Bosworth Sr. of Bristol, Rhode Island," RIGR, Vol. 14. He built the first house in Bristol in 1680.

In 1744 he was imprisoned for debt in Bristol. He was termed "gentleman" when he was imprisoned for debt. In 1745 and 1746 he was elected Sheriff of the County and again from 1749 to 1761. He was apparently highly thought of, but was a poor businessman.

His children were all baptized at St. Michael's Church, Bristol.

Note: There are two Nathaniel's born the same year in Bristol. RIVR's are explicit about the Nathaniel of John being the one who married Sarah.

Spouse: Sarah WARDWELL, b. 1682 in Bristol, RI; d. 11 October 1771, at the age of 89 in Bristol, RI.

Sarah WARDWELL and Nathaniel BOSWORTH were married before 1715 in Bristol, RI.


Children:

i. Sarah BOSWORTH, b. 2 February 1716, Bristol, RI; d. 12 August 1754; m. Capt. Bennett MUNRO

ii. Mary BOSWORTH was born on 6 October 1719 in Bristol, RI.

iii. Priscilla BOSWORTH was born on 6 October 1722 in Bristol, RI.

iv. James BOSWORTH was born on 17 October 1725 in Bristol, RI.

v. Rebecca BOSWORTH was born on 26 November 1717 in Bristol, RI.

Sources:

http://bradsport.com/cWalterBLeonard1887/b17819.htm#P4779

"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch - http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/3987-PCM

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Nathaniel Bosworth's Timeline

1693
November 23, 1693
Hull, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1709
1709
Age 15
Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1713
1713
Age 19
Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States
1715
February 2, 1715
Age 21
Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States
1715
Age 21
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1717
November 20, 1717
Age 23
Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1722
October 6, 1722
Age 28
Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States
1771
January 17, 1771
Age 77
Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
January 19, 1771
Age 77
Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States