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Edward Wallworth ( ? - ? )

 

9.        EDWARD WALLWORTH ( of Thomas2 , of Thomas1 )  Edward’s first wife was christened in 1623.  We can say that Edward Wallworth was probably born in the early 1620’s or earlier.

 

Father:     Thomas Wallworth               (No.2)

Mother:     Catherine   --- ? ---

 

Notes:

1st. -- Edward’s christening was not found in the Parish registers of St. Lawrence church, Frodsham so it cannot be totally certain if Edward was a son of Thomas Wallworth (No.2).  However, Edward did named his first born Thomas.

2nd. -- Since the marriage of the parents (assuming that Thomas Wallworth (No. 2) is Edward’s father), Thomas and Catherine, was not found, it is not certain if Catherine was the mother of Edward.  However, Edward did name his daughter Catherine.

 

Edward Wallworth married 1st. ELIZABETH WIDDENS.

Elizabeth Widdens was christened January 19, 1622/1623 in St. Lawrence church, Frodsham, Cheshire, England.  She was a daughter of William Widdens and Mary Mobbley.   William Widdens and Mary Mobbley were married on February 28, 1613/1614 at St. Lawrence church, Frodsham.

 

Edward and his family moved to Kelsall in Tarvin parish, Cheshire between 1647 and 1652.  Elizabeth apparently died shortly after the birth of their son Edward.   She died at Kelsall and was buried May 22, 1652 at St. Andrew church, Tarvin.

 

Edward Wallworth married 2nd. to --- ? --- --- ? --- .

 

Edward died soon after his 2nd marriage, probably between 1659 and 1664.

 

Apparently Edward Wallworth Senior fathered an illegitimate child (gender and name unknown) and the issue involved the Quarter Sessions court held in Nantwich, Cheshire as mentioned below in the accounting of 1664.  The Child was in the care of the parish of Weaverham, Cheshire.

 

From the Churchwarden’s Account records for the church of St. Mary, Weaverham, we have the following:

1659 to 1660 -  “The Severall Accompts of Peter Dodd One of the Church wardens of the Parrish of Weverham joyned wth Roger [Woodward] of Acton the other Church warden beginning at Easter 1659 and ending at Easter 1660…”

“The Disbursements of Peter Dodd out of his Receipts as followeth…”

“Spent at a Quarter Sessions to prvent a Bastard Child being left on the Parrish 00-09-11”

“Paid for Apparell & necessities for Walwards Child    00-03-11”

February 4, 1659/1660 - “ffeb 4”  “Paid to Rich Webster for keeping Walwards Child – 00-06-08”

1660 to 1661 – “The sevall Accompts of Richard Bancroft Church warden of Wevham beginning at Easter 1660 and ending at Easter 1661 joyned wth Roger Woodward the other Church warden ….”

“Paid for makeing a Bond betweene the Church wardens and Margeret Webstr. Concerning Walwards Child – 00-00-06”

“Spent at the meeting about that busines and sealeing the Bond – 00-01-06”

 

The Will of Edward Wallworth is not found but the 1664 Codicil records is available and it concerns the charges to the estate of Edward Wallworth for the care of Edward’s children.

Apparently Edward selected Thomas Walworth of Norley, Cheshire and Mathew Darlington of Over Marton of Whitegate, Cheshire as executors of his (now lost) Will.  It is not clear what role William Widdens of Norley was given.  But they were all involved with the upbringing of Thomas, Catherine, and Edward the children of the late Edward Wallworth.

William Widdens was the father of Edward’s first wife and the grandfather of Edward’s 3 children.

The Thomas Wallworth of Norley was the senior Edward’s brother.  It is possible that Mathew Darlington was also a relative.

The 1664 Codicil mentions that Edward Wallworth was of Barrow, Cheshire.  Barrow is in the "next door" parish of the same name.  So it would appear that Edward moved from Kelsall to Barrow between 1652 and 1664.

From the May 12, 1664 accounting of Mathew Darlington of Marton, some of the items mentioned is listed here:

"... to Wilcoxen of Manley a debt owe by the deced...."
"... for chargs two days at Namptwch at qrtr Sessions about the bastard..."
"... Chargs to Manley ..."
"... to Norley 10 tymes upon the like occasion...."

From the May 12, 1664 accounting of Thomas Walworth of Norley, some of the items mentioned is listed here:

"... for Six sheep sould from Onston..."
"... recd from John darlington for sheep..."
"... to the Parson of Barrow for the three tyth lambs..."
"... for a Cowe for the children wch Wm Widens had & hath lately Sould..."
"... to the Churchwardens of Wevham Accordinge to ordr of the Justice of pease at quartr Sessions for a bastard child fathered upon the sd Edward...."
"... for tyth wooll to the vicar of ffrodsham ..."
"... to an Atturney at Namptwch about the bastard child ...."

The May 12, 1664 document also mentioned William Widdens of Norley being involved and owed.

"William Widdens ..... stands bound to the deced. Edward Walworth in the Sume of ten pounds payable the Second day of Novembr 1658 [ ] by bill dated 7 ffebruary 1655 ...."

Also concerning William Widdens, it also mentioned

" .... brasse pewter beddinge & treene ware delivered to the relicts widdow for the table of Catherine & Edward Walworth the decd. children of the value of foure pounds or there about ..."

William Widdens died in Norley and was buried on July 4, 1664 at St. Lawrence church, Frodsham.  He left a Will that was written on 29th day of June 1664 and mentioned was:

"I charge the Sd house wth payinge whasoever [ ] or [ ] of [ ] may or shall bee found due unt Thomas Walward and Edward my grandchildren & bee payd discharged [ ] of the estat of Sd house and goods..."

 

 

CHILDREN OF EDWARD AND ELIZABETH (WIDDENS) WALLWORTH

 

16.          THOMAS WALLWORTH   christened March 28, 1647 in St. Lawrence church, Frodsham.  The christening in the Parish register of St. Lawrence church mentions "Thomas Wallworth fil Ed".

After the death of Thomas Wallworth’s father, Edward Wallworth, Thomas Wallworth of Norley, Cheshire and to some degree Mathew Darlington of Over Marton, Cheshire took care of his upbringing.

From the May 12, 1664 accounting of Thomas Walworth of Norley, some of the items mentioned is listed here:

"... for Schoole hire for Thomas ...."
"... for 5 parre of shooes for him ..."
"... for a hat for him ...."
"... for Cloth for [bands] for Thomas..."
"... the Sume of twenty Pounds to Robert Wilcoxon of Over Joyner to & wth whom the sd Thomas is apprentice, to maintaine him wth Clothes durenge his apprentiship wch is Six Yeares ..."

From the May 12, 1664 accounting of Mathew Darlington of Marton, some of the items mentioned is listed here:

"... for a hatt for Thomas the Sonne..."
"... to Robt Wilcoxon the remaindr of the sume agreed upon for Thomas the Sonne ..."

Thomas Wallworth was mentioned in the Will of his grandfather, William Widdens of Norley, that was dated the 29th day of June 1664.

 

17.          CATHERINE WALLWORTH.   No baptism for her was found in the Parish registers of St. Lawrence church, Frodsham.  Catherine was always mentioned first of the minor children of his father in the codicil records, so she is placed as older than Edward.

After the death of Catherine Wallworth’s father, Edward Wallworth, Mathew Darlington of Over Marton, Cheshire took care of her upbringing.

The May 12, 1664 Codicil document of Edward Wallworth mentioned William Widdens of Norley being involved.

" .... brasse pewter beddinge & treene ware delivered to the relicts widdow for the table of Catherine & Edward Walworth the decd. children of the value of foure pounds or there about ..."

It is not clear how far before 1664 the above event took place.

From the May 12, 1664 accounting of Mathew Darlington of Marton, some of the items mentioned is listed here:

"... for a quarters table for Catherine ..."
"... for a Coffin for Catherine ...."
"... for bread cheese & drinke at her [funuall (funeral)]

From the above entries it would appear that Catherine Wallworth died in 1664 or earlier.

 

18.          EDWARD WALLWORTH   was born in Kelsall and was christened May 23, 1652 in St. Andrew church, Tarvin, Cheshire.

The May 12, 1664 Codicil document of Edward Wallworth Senior mentioned William Widdens of Norley being involved

" .... brasse pewter beddinge & treene ware delivered to the relicts widdow for the table of Catherine & Edward Walworth the decd. children of the value of foure pounds or there about ..."

It is not clear how far before 1664 when this happened.  There is no other entries concerning Edward Wallworth Jr.

Edward Wallworth was mentioned in the Will of his grandfather, William Widdens of Norley, that was dated the 29th day of June 1664.

 

 

CHILDREN OF EDWARD WALLWORTH AND (NAME UNKNOWN)

 

19.          (name and gender not known)  born probably before or in 1659.  Edward Wallworth fathered an illegitimate child as mentioned above.

It was mentioned in the May 12, 1664 accounting of Thomas Wallworth of Norley, that the Justice of Peace at the Quarter Sessions at Nantwich, Cheshire ordered the Executors of Edward Wallworth’s estate to pay the Churchwardens at Weaverham, Cheshire.

The child was living in Weaverham parish in the care of a Richard Webster and a Margaret Webster in the years 1660 and 1661.  See above, under the father Edward Wallworth, for the details from the Churchwarden’s account records of St. Mary church, Weaverham.  Unfortunately, the churchwarden’s accounting stopped soon in the early 1660’s and did not resumed until the early 1670’s.

 

 

Sources:

 

1.     Bishop’s transcripts for St. Lawrence church in Frodsham, Cheshire, England. FHL British Film 1655670 item 2. Wallworth baptisms, marriages, burials. Extracted in the early 1980’s.

2.     Parish registers for St. Lawrence church in Frodsham, Cheshire, England.   FHL British Film 2104547 Items 6 - 11.  Christenings: 1647 Thomas Wallworth. Wallworth entries extracted in the early 1980’s. Reviewed September 28, 2006 Thursday.

3.     Parish registers for St. Lawrence church in Frodsham, Cheshire, England. FHL British Film 2104547 Items 6 - 11. Christenings: 1622/1623 Elizabeth Widdens. Marriages: 1613/1614 William Widdens and Mary Mobbley. Burials: 1664 William Widdens. Researched October 24, 2006 Tuesday.

4.     Parish Registers for the church in Tarvin, Cheshire, England. Searched by William Eyre in Cheshire, letter dated September 6, 1988.

5.     Parish registers for St. Andrew church, Tarvin, Cheshire, England. FHL British Film 1999731. Christenings: 1652 Edward Wallworth. Searched August 17, 2006 Thursday

6.    Churchwardens’ accounts 1630-1741 for St. Mary church, Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL Vault British Film 1999983 items 2-3.  For pages referring to Walward’s Child, Pages No. 92, 94, 94(b), 95, 96, 99(b).  Searched and Extracted starting February 12, 2008 Tuesday.

7.     1664 Codicil Edward Wallworth of Barrow, Cheshire, England. From the Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service. Received October 12, 2006, Thursday.

8.     1664 Will of William Widdens of Norley, Cheshire, England. From the Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service. Recieved October 12, 2006 Thursday.

 

 

Last updated February 22, 2008  Friday 4:18 PM

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

 


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