Sgt. Uzal Wardwell

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Uzal Wardwell

Also Known As: "Ursuel", "Usal"
Birthplace: Exeter or, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of William Wardwell and Alice Wardwell
Husband of Mary Wardwell and Grace Wardell
Father of Grace Wardwell; Abigail Greene; Alice Gladding; Hannah Crompton; Uzal Wardell and 1 other
Brother of Meribah Wardwell; Mary (Marie) Wardell; Elihu Wardwell, Sr.; Leah Towers and Rachel WARDWELL
Half brother of Abigail Wardwell

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About Sgt. Uzal Wardwell

"Uzal (Wardwell), b. (Boston) April 7, 1639; m. (1) in Ipswich May 3, 1664, widow Mary (Kinsman) Ringe; m. (2) Grace _____, who d. in Bristol, R. I., May 9, 1741, 'Old Mrs. Grace Wardell'; he d. in Bristol Oct. 25, 1732, aged 93.

Like his father before him, Uzal Wardwell, a carpenter, was of an unsettled disposition, After his first marriage he lived in Ipswich until about 1675 when he moved to Salem where he was the town's constable in 1681, and where he was taxed in 1683. By the summer of 1684 he had moved his family to Bristol, R. I., where he remained for the rest of his life. In Ipswich he was on the trial jury in the courts of September, 1677, and November, 1680, He took the Oath of Allegiance in 1678. He was the constable of Bristol in 1691.

In King Philip's war he saw much service, being a trooper in Capt. Paige's company in the Mt. Hope campaign and a sergeant in Major Appleton's company in the winter expedition to the Narragansett country.

The will of Uzal Wardell of Bristol, proved in 1732, mentions his wife Grace, his daughters Mary Barker, Sarah Bosworth, Abigail Green, Hannah Crompton, Grace Giddings, Alice Glading and sons Uzal, James, Joseph, William and Benjamin."


  1. Wardwell, of Wells, in Davis, Walter Goodwin, and Gary Boyd Roberts Introduction. Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A Reprinting, in Alphabetical Order by Surname, of the Sixteen Multi-Ancestor Compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants). (Baltimore, Maryland, United States: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. [1], 1996), 3:550.


-------------------- Sources:

Title: The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants

Author: Gary Boyd Roberts

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD


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Sgt. Uzal Wardwell's Timeline

April 7, 1639
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
May 3, 1664
Age 25
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
October 27, 1665
Age 26
Narragansett, (Present Washington County), Providence Plantation (Present Rhode Island)
Age 25
Ipswich, Essex, MA
December 27, 1670
Age 31
Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
September 1, 1677
Age 38
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 1, 1677
Age 38
Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
Age 39
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
October 15, 1732
Age 93
Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island