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William Southworth

Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, USA
Death: Died in Little Compton, Newport, RI, USA
Place of Burial: Little Compton, Newport, RI, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Ens. Constant Southworth and Elizabeth Southworth
Husband of Martha Southworth; Rebecca Southworth and Martha Southworth (Kirtland)
Ex-husband of Rebecca Southworth
Father of Andrew Southworth; Thomas Southworth; Benjamin Southworth; Joseph Southworth; Edward Southworth and 7 others
Brother of Mercy Freeman (Southworth); Edward Southworth; Alice Church; Capt. Nathaniel Southworth; Mary Alden and 2 others

Occupation: Ship's Carpenter
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About Captain William Southworth

William Southworth, (son of Constant Southworth and Elizabeth Collier) was born ca 1659 in Duxbury, MA.30 William died on 25 Jun 1719 in Little Compton, RI.256 Buried in Old Commons Cemetery, Little Compton.




  1. ca 1680 William first married Rebecca Pabodie , daughter of William Pabodie (ca 1619-13 May 1707) & Elizabeth Alden (ca 1625-31 May 1717). Born on 16 Oct 1660 in Duxbury, MA.225 Rebecca died in Little Compton, MA (now RI), on 3 Dec 1702; she was 42.224 Buried in Old Commons Cemetery, Little Compton.
  2. On 14 (or 15) Nov 1705 William second married Martha Kirtland, daughter of Nathaniel Kirtland (-Dec 1686) & Parnell [Kirtland] (-aft 1667), in Saybrook, CT.16 Born on 15 May 1667 in Lynn, MA. Martha died in Saybrook, CT, on 7 Feb 1738; she was 70. Martha, widow of Joseph Blaque (or Blake).

Children with 1st wife:

  • i. Benjamin Southworth (18 Apr 1681-26 Apr 1759)
  • ii. Joseph Southworth (1 Feb 1683-20 Apr 1739)
  • iii. Edward Southworth (23 Nov 1684-)
  • iv. Elizabeth Southworth (29 Sep 1686-10 Apr 1743)
  • v. Alice Southworth (14 Jul 1688-25 Apr 1770)
  • vi. Samuel Southworth (26 Dec 1690-ca 1758)
  • vii.Nathaniel Southworth (31 Oct 1692-ca 1731)
  • viii. Thomas Southworth (13 Dec 1694-)
  • ix. Stephen Southworth (31 Mar 1696-aft 21 Jul 1737)

Children with 2nd wife:

  • I. Gideon Southworth (21 Mar 1707-)
  • ii. Andrew Southworth (12 Dec 1709-30 May 1772)


Captain William Southworth is a direct decendent and bloodline of the kings of England, Scotland, France, and Norse Kings from Denmark/Norway.

Two separate identified family blood lines run to the Plantagenet kings through the strong Southworth family line, either from King Edward I or King Edward III. One of these English royalty lines begins with Elizabeth of England (William Southworth's 10th great grandmother) and her father King Edward I "Longshanks" of England (reign 1272-1307ad) William's11th great grandfather. Through the Edward I line, Captain William Southworth is a direct decendent and blood line of the House of Mercia, House of Wessex, House of Normandy, and the House of Plantagenet (Angevin). (King Edward I, Elizabeth of Rhuddlan countess of Hereford, William de Bohn 1st earl of Hereford, Elizabeth de Bohn countess of Arunder, Elizabeth FitzAlen duchess of Norfolk, Joan Goushill baroness of Stanley, Margaret Stanley countess of Sussex, Thomas de Boteler, Mary Boteler Southworth, Knight Sir John Southworth, Sir Thomas Southworth, Edward Southworth, Ensign Constant Southworth, Captain William Southworth.

William's French king bloodline begins in the Carolingian Dynasty with Charles III (reign 893 AD - 922 AD) and continues through the line of Louis II, Charles II, Louis I, Charlemagne (William's 24th great grandfather), Pepin "the younger", Charles Martel "the Hammer" and continues through Pepin II.

Separately, Captain William Southworth's wife, Rebecca Pabodie Southworth, is a bloodline decendant of Mayflower passengers John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, her grandfather and grandmother (John Alder/Priscilla (Mullins) Alden, Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie, Rebecca (Pabodie) Southworth.


5. William17 Southworth, Capt. (Son of Constant-Generation #2) born 1659 in Duxbury and died 1719 in Little Compton RI. He married (1) Rebecca Pabodie 1680 in Duxbury Massachusetts, daughter of William Pabodie and Elizabeth Alden. He married (2) Martha Kirtland Blaque/Blake 1705 in Saybrook. In their marriage William and Rebecca had children Benjamin, Joseph, Edward, Elizabeth, Alice, Samuel, Nathaniel, Thomas and Stephen. His second marriage was to widow Martha (Kirtland) Blaque/Blake, with whom he had sons Gideon (1707) and Andrew (1709)

Will: Will of William Southworth page 575. William Southworth of Little Compton Yeoman.

  • To wife Martha Southwroth her thirds as law allows.
  • To son Joseph Southworth 20 pds.
  • To son Edward Southworth 20 pds.
  • To son Samuel Southworth 5 pds.
  • To son Nathaniel Southworth 400 pds.
  • To son Benjamin Southworth ten shillings.
  • To son Thomas Southworth 20 shillings.
  • To son Stephen Southworth one half of my negro man called Cuff and one cow.
  • To son Gideon Southworth 20 shillings.
  • To son Andrew Southworth one halfmy negro man called Cuff.
  • To daughter Elizabeth Little 60 pds.
  • To daughter Alice Cook 70 pds.
  • To grandson William Southworth and Constant Southworth.
  • My friend Lieutennant John Wood to be one of my executors
  • with my sons Joseph and Samuel Southworth.

Witnesses Jonathan Thurston William Southworth Richard Grinnell, R. his mark. Nathaniel Searles. Will made May 8 1719.

   Proved August 24 1719.

Inventory of the estate of Captain William Southworth of Little Compton Dec. one negro man called Cuff. and one negro woman called Su. One negro woman called Kate. Witnesses John Wood Two houses and 100 acres of land 2000 pds. Peter Taylor Sylvester Richmond. Total of estate. 2593 pds.267

  • page 193 of A Genealogy of the Southworths (Southards) Descendants of Constant ...By Samuel Gilbert Webber
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Captain William Southworth's Timeline

January 4, 1659
Little Compton, RI, USA
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, USA
April 18, 1681
Age 22
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island
February 1, 1683
Age 24
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
November 23, 1684
Age 25
Little Compton (Newport) Rhode Island
September 23, 1686
Age 27
Little Compton, Bristol County, Rhode Island
July 14, 1688
Age 29
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA