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Birthplace: Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
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About William Wadsworth, II

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...William Wadsworth (26 Feb 1594 [poss.] Long Buckby, England - 15 Oct 1675 Hartford, Connecticut) was an early pioneer of New England, a founder of Hartford, Connecticut and the patriarch of numerous and prominent Wadsworth descendants of North America, including the poet Ezra Pound..."

"...Recent researchers have postulated that the William Wadsworth, who is born 1594 in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England and baptized on 26 Feb 1594, the son of William and Elizabeth Wadsworth...this is not proven..."

"...William Wadsworth’s name appears on the top of a list of those who have taken the "Oath of Allegiance" and desired to be "transported to New England", dated 22 June 1632. William Wadsworth is found, again, at the top, on the list of 123 passengers on the ship Lion, who arrived in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Colony on Sunday, September 16, 1632. He states his wife and three children are with him..."

"...William Wadsworth was one of the original Founders of Hartford, Connecticut..."

"...In June 1636 William moved with his family and other of the congregation to a settlement they named Hartford. He was an original proprietor of the town..."

"...William died in 1675. His will was dated 16 Jun 1675 and it was inventoried on 18 Oct 1675 at a value of £1677. 13. 9. (approx. $300,000 US)..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors. "William Wadsworth (patriarch)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 25 Dec. 2010. Web. 25 Apr. 2011.

Family:

William Wadsworth married 1st) Sarah Talcott (1600 - 24 Oct 1643) of Braintree, Essex, England and had the following children:

  1. Sarah Wadsworth (1626 - 04 Oct 1648) m. John Wilkock, Jr. on 17 Sep 1646
  2. William Wadsworth (1628 – d. young)
  3. John Wadsworth, Hon. (1630 - 06 Nov 1689) m. Sarah Stanley on 14 Apr 1652
  4. Mary Wadsworth (1632 – 1685) m. Thomas Stoughton in 1656

William married 2nd) Elizabeth Stone (02 Oct 1621 – 1682) on 02 Jul 1644 at Hartford, Connecticut and had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth Wadsworth (17 May 1645 - 12 Mar 1715) m. John Terry on 27 Nov 1662
  2. Samuel Wadsworth (20 Oct 1646 – Aug 1682) unmarried
  3. Joseph Wadsworth, Capt. (1647 – 1729) m. Elizabeth Barnard
  4. Sarah Wadsworth (17 Mar 1649 - ) m. Jonathan Ashley
  5. Thomas Wadsworth (1651 – Sep 1687) m. Elizabeth
  6. Rebecca Wadsworth (1653 - )

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors. "William Wadsworth (patriarch)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 25 Dec. 2010. Web. 25 Apr. 2011.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/aqwg1895.htm#56017

Biographical Summary #2:

William WADSWORTHwas born 1600 in Braintree, Essex, England. He died Jul 1675 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. William married Sarah TALCOTT on 1625 in Braintree, Essex, England. Other marriages: STONE, Elizabeth.

Sarah TALCOTT was born 1603 in Braintree, Essex, England. She died 1643 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. Sarah married William WADSWORTH on 1625 in Braintree, Essex, England.

They had the following children:

     		F 	i 	Sarah WADSWORTH was born 1626 and died 1649.
     		M 	ii 	William WADSWORTH 1, 2 was born 1629 in Braintree, Essex, England.
     		M 	iii 	John WADSWORTH was born 1631 and died Nov 1689.
     		F 	iv 	Lydia WADSWORTH 1 was born 1634 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
     		F 	v 	Mary WADSWORTH was born 1636 and died 8 Feb 1712.

Sources:

  1. Jacobus, Donald Lines, Hale, House and Related Families: Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978.), p. 747, Family History Library, 929.273 H135j 1978.
  2. Whitmore, W. H., "The Wilcox Family," NEHGR 29:1 (Jan 1875) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 25, Los Angeles Public Library.
  3. Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-), 3:1892-5, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 A549.
  4. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before 1692 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-62.), 4:381, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.274 S264.
  5. McCracken, George E., "A Hartford Miscellany: Howard, Stone, Adsit-Edgett," The American Genealogist 36:1 (Jan 1960), p. 34, Los Angeles Public Library.

  1. Anderson, R. C., The Great Migration Begins, 3:1797.

  1. Seversmith, Herbert Furman, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut: Being the Ancestry & Kindred of Herbert Furman Seversmith (Washington: H.F. Seversmith, 1939-1958.), 3:1159, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 S4987.
  2. Mahler, Leslie, "Re-Examining the English Origin of the Stanley Brothers of Hartford, Conn.," The American Genealogist 80:3 (Jul 2005), p. 221, Los Angeles Public Library.

SOURCE: Unknown.

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William Wadsworth b.abt 1597 England d.bef 18 Oct 1675 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Family tree▼ Parents and Siblings (edit)

   F.  William Wadsworth (add)
   M.  Elizabeth (add)
   William Wadsworthabt 1597 - bef 1675
   Christopher Wadsworth - bet 1677

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  William Wadsworthabt 1597 - bef 1675
   W.  Sarah Talcott1600 - 1653

m. by abt 1626

   Sarah Wadsworth1626 - abt 1648/9
   John Wadsworth1630 - 1689
   Mary Wadsworth1632 - 1685

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  William Wadsworthabt 1597 - bef 1675
   W.  Elizabeth Stone

m. 2 Jul 1644

   Elizabeth Wadsworth1645 -
   Joseph Wadsworth1647 - 1729/30
   Sarah Wadsworth1649 - 1705

Add another spouse & children ▼Facts and Events Name William Wadsworth Gender Male Birth? abt 1597 England Marriage by abt 1626 to Sarah Talcott Marriage 2 Jul 1644 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticutto Elizabeth Stone Death? bef 18 Oct 1675 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States(inventory)

   the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia 

William Wadsworth (26 February 1594 [poss.] Long Buckby, England - 15 October 1675 Hartford, Connecticut) was an early pioneer of New England, a founder of Hartford, Connecticut and the patriarch of numerous and prominent Wadsworth descendants of North America, including the poet Ezra Pound.

Lyon (1632) There is some confusion as to the passengers on the Lyon in 1632. Banks listed about 120 passengers. Another list prepared by John Corley in 1984 lists some 350 passengers. [2] Sailed: 22 Jun 1632 from London, England under Master William Peirce Arrived: 16 Sep 1632 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Passengers: ? (Full List) Robert Bartlett - John Benjamin family - Richard Benjamin - Daniel Brewer - Nicholas Clark - John Coggeshall - William Goodwin - Seth Grant - William Heath - James Olmstead - Nathaniel Richards - Thomas Ufford family - John Whipple - John White family & others Resources: Primary Sources: Other information: Comparison of Passenger Lists

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at William Wadsworth (patriarch). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. ▼References

     Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, [1].
   William Wadsworth,[1] Cambridge, 1632, came in the “Lion” from London, Sept. 16, 1632; prob. bringing with him four children, Sarah, William, Mary, and John; freeman, Mass., Nov. 6, 1632; in June, 1636, removed to Hartford, where he was an original proprietor; his home-lot in 1639 was on the west side of the mad from Seth Grant's to Centinel Hill, prob. extending along what is now the south side of Asylum St., from Trumbull St. to Ford St. He was chosen townsman, 1642, 1655, 1661, 1673; constable, 1651 ; list and rate maker, 1668. He m. (1) name unknown; (2) in Hartford, July 2, 1644, Elizabeth Stone, said to have been a sister of the Rev. Samuel Stone.[2] He was deputy nearly every session between Oct., 1656, and May, 1675. He d. in 1675, will dated June 16 ; inv. Oct. 18, £1677. 13. 9. His widow, Elizabeth, died in 1682.-
   1“William Wadsworth, the younger brother of James, was b. in Long-Buckley, Co. Northampton; rem. thence to Braintree, Co. Essex; emigrated to N. E.”-Day's Hist. Discourse 1843. Lt.-Col. John Talcott, in the memorandum book mentioned above, speaks of William Wadsworth as “my Oncle Wadsworth.”
   2 He had a sister Elizabeth, bapt. in Hertford, Oct. 21, 1621. - Hist. First Ch. p. 47.
     William Wadsworth (patriarch), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
     William Wadsworth, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
   Origin: Unknown
   Migration: 1632 on the Lyon. First at Cambridge, Hartford by 1636
   Birth: by about 1601 based on date of marriage
   Death: between 16 Jun 1675 (appointment of overseers) and 18 Oct 1675 (inventory)

Categories: Lyon (1632) Passengers | Founders of Hartford, CT | Great Migration Study Project

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William Wadsworth, II's Timeline

1594
February 26, 1594
Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
February 26, 1594
Long Buckby, Northa., Eng.
February 26, 1594
Long Buckby, Northampton, England
1624
1624
Age 29
Hepstonstall, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
1626
1626
Age 31
1628
1628
Age 33
Of Braintree, Essex, England
1630
1630
Age 35
Braintree, Essex, England
1632
1632
Age 37
England
1632
Age 37
Cambridge, MA
1632
Age 37