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Joseph Bosworth

Birthplace: Holgrave, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: September 25, 1638 (63-64)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah Boswsorth and Alice Bosworth
Father of Alice Hutchinson Hutchinson; Susannah Shatswell; Hanniel Bosworth; Dorcas Clark and Zaccheus Bosworth

Managed by: Tom Hutchinson
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About Joseph Bosworth

Joseph Bosworth was born 1574 in Holgrave, Nottinghamshire, England.  

His parents are not known.


  1. Alice [__?__] 1605 in Southwell, Nottingham, England. Alice [_?__] was born in 1578 in Southwell, Nottingham, England.

Children of Joseph Bosworth and Alice:

  1. Alice Bosworth, born 1601 in Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England; died 1668; married Richard Hutchinson 07 Dec 1627 in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, England; born 1602; died 28 Sep 1682.
  2. Susanna Bosworth, born 1609; died 08 Oct 1672; married Theophilus Shatswell 1640.
  3. Hanniel Bosworth, born 1615 in Boston, England; died 25 Sep 1683; married Abigail Scott; born 05 Mar 1623/24 in Rattlesden, Suffield, England; died 1684 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
  4. Dorcas Bosworth b: 1625 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England; died 13 February 1681 in Haverhill, Essex, MA; married, on 20 Auguat 1648 at Haverhill, Ma., Edward Clark who was born 11 March 1622 in England and died 19 Dec. 1710 at Portsmouth, NH at 88 years of age. The name of his parents and the location of his birthplace in England is unknown.



Some genealogies say that Hanniel was Susannah’s father and not her brother and he was born in 1589 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England instead of 1615.  These genealogies move his marriage to Abigail Scott up to  17 Mar 1614 in England instead of 17 Mar 1654.  They also change Abigail’s birth to 5 Mar 1591 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England.   In both versions Hanniel died 25 Sep 1683 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. and Abigail died 1684 in Ipswich, Essex County, Mass.


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Ezra S. Stearns, _Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation_ (1908, reprint of ?2000), 4 vols, 4:1762-1766, for "Hutchinso," in particular, 1762; digital images, _Hathi Trust_ (accessed 2014).

There is no reference to the surname Bate (or Bachiler) in this article. Of Richard Hutchinson’s wife, Alice Bosworth, Stearns writes, "daughter of Joseph Bosworth of Holgrave.” Of Richard Hutchinson, Stears published an elaborate ancestral line said based on tradition. No reference or informant account was provided in support of the tradition (events some 300-500 years prior); the genealogical account was couched only by the statement, “There is, however, no documentary evidence to confirm such tradition.”

2. FamilySearch “User Submitted Genealogies” (including Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File)

(a) More than 450 returns for Alice Bosworth born Nottinghamshire, England with a birth date of 1603-1607. These generally associate Alice as the husband of Richard Hutchinson and daughter of Joseph Bosworth.

(b) About 350 returns for Joseph Bosworth, born 1540 to 1585, anywhere. The vast majority of these reference a child, Alice Bosworth.

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Joseph Bosworth's Timeline

Holgrave, Nottinghamshire, England
Southwell, Newark and Sherwood District, Nottinghamshire, England
Boston, Lincolnshire , England
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Haverhill, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
September 25, 1638
Age 64
Age 64
September 24, 1932
Age 64