July 31, 2019
A question from a new follower of this blog
Hi. Just can across your blog om the Worthington , my wife’s 9th great grandfather is Captain John Worthington (1650 – 1701) and was wondering if you might think that this info on his father and mother might be correct. ” Captain John Worthington was born in 1650 at Sharston Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, England.1 He was the son of Francis Worthington and Sarah Byram.1 He was baptised on 2 October 1651 at Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England.2 He married Sarah Howard, daughter of Matthew Howard and Sarah Dorsey, between 1686 and 1688 at Anne Arundel, Maryland, U.S.A.G.1 He died on 9 April 1701 at Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.” It is from a website called ” http://thepeerage.com/index.htm”
On paper, those are Capt John’s parents. DNA testing is indicating something different.
I will look at that website in a little while.
If anyone has any additional information, Please post a comment here:
June 22, 2017
A query from Kathryn Schultz
My husband’s mother descends from the Quaker immigrant and “Publisher of Truth” Thomas Janney, Jr., who arrived in Philadelphia in late September 1683 with his family and settled near Newtown in Bucks Co.
His mother was Elizabeth Worthington, born in 1604 and married Thomas Janney, Sr. of Styal, Cheshire in 1625. I do not have any information on her parents. Thomas Janney, Sr. was the son of Randle Janney, whose parents were Thomas and Jane/Jone Worthington Janney, who married in 1578.
Do you know whether there is a connection between these Cheshire Worthingtons and yours in New Jersey? Thanks for your help.
I checked my Worthington databases and don’t have a Janney in any of my files..
Newtown, in Bucks County is a location where Worthington’s have can be found, but about 100 years later. My “Byberry” Worthington line didn’t arrive until about 1705 and they came from Lancashire, England.
I have a couple of other places to look, but will make this Blog Post so that others may help us / you with this Query.
April 24, 2017
Bob Bolles commented on To Submit a Query for the Worthington Surname
If you have a query that you would like to submit query for the Worthington Surname, please post a comment here. What …
I see you also have a REEVE line you research. I have several myself from the Newark Essex, NJ area and was wondering if there may be a connection.
My REEVE is Doctor Watts Reeve, b abt Jun 1919 in NJ d 19 Mar 1885 Newark, NJ (not profession , it’s his 1st name) married to Susan C. Dean b. abt 1827 in NJ d. 11 Feb 1896 in Newark, NJ Married in Springfield , NJ on 22 Apr 1847
They had 8 children, Arron W. b 1848, Ann W. b. 1849, Doctor Wilber b.1849 Unknown boy b. 1851 Horace e. b. 1854; Laura Virginia, b. 1858 d 1949; Emma, b abt 1862 and Edward, b abt 1864.
Doctor Watts and Susan are my 2d great grandparents, Laura Virginia is my great grandmother, married to Franklin Summers Bolles on 28 Apr 1881 in Newark, Essex, NJ
Let me know if there is a connection to your Reeves line as my line is bricked walled to this point.
May 22, 2016
I’m trying to determine if we are related to Samuel Worthington who founded Worthington Springs, Florida. My grandmother told me stories of somehow we were related through either her mother, Martha Lucinda Shepherd or her father, Ezra C. Fisher. My grandmother’s name was Esther Ina Fisher. I’ve puttered on Ancestry.com, but couldn’t find a connection…in fact the trail runs cold at Martha and Ezra – I can’t find any records of their parents. Any insight would be much appreciated.