ABT 1569 - ABT Feb 1639
- BIRTH: ABT 1569, Clayton, Lancashire, England
- DEATH: ABT Feb 1639, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
- +Peter WORDEN
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"Some Records of Persons by the Name of Worden"
Worden, O. N.
Railway Press; Lewisburg, PA; 1868
p32: "Peter Worden, 1st, it is thought lived a short time in Lynn, and was probably from
Clayton, Lancashire, England. The year of his arrival is unknown, but he was among the
early settlers (if not the earliest) of that narrow section of Cape Cod lying directly
north from Nantucket. Eighteen years after the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth - on
the 9th Feb. 1639 - he made his Will, and must soon have died, as it was proved 9th March
of same year. His was the first death among the English. He styles himself "hatter," and
is called "old" in Plymouth records. He owned lands where now stands Yarmouth Port,
Barnstable county, Massachusetts, and was probably there buried. I assume that he was born
in 1569 - three centuries ago - and at his decease was aged 70 years. His Will is on
record in Plymouth, and I expected a full copy of it, but as yet have only its substance.
Of his wife, no mention - prob. d. in England, or Lynn."
"Pioneers of Massachusetts"
Pope, Charles Henry
Boston, MA; 1900
p515: "Worden, Peter, Sen., Yarmouth. Will dated Feb. 9, 1638, prob. 5 March, 1638-9; beq.
all to only son Peter and his son John, save a goat to John Lewis. Lands, tenements and
goods at Claton, Lancashire, Eng."
"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862, v4, p651
"Worden, Peter, Yarmouth, on 9 Feb. 1639, made his will, giv. all his est. to only s. Peter."
"New England Marriages Before 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"WORDEN, Peter (-1639) (John LEWIS a grandson) & _____ _____; in Eng, ca 1607; Lynn/Yarmouth"