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Joseph Wallworth ( 1715 - 1740 )



32.          JOSEPH WALLWORTH  (of Thomas5 ,of John4 , of Thomas3 , of Thomas2 , of Thomas1 )  was born in Norley, Frodsham Parish, Cheshire, England in 1715 and was christened October 20,1718 in St. Lawrence church, Frodsham the same day as his brother Thomas was christened.  Joseph was about 3 years of age when christened.


Father:           Thomas Wallworth   (No.22)

Mother:           Martha    --- ? ---


Joseph came to Cuddington in Weaverham parish, Cheshire when his parents moved there before or in 1723.

Joseph Wallworth married ESTHER RATHBONE on  October 8, 1738 in St. Mary church, Weaverham.

Esther was born in the village of Weaverham and was christened October 31, 1719 in St. Mary church, Weaverham and was a daughter of Thomas Rathbone and Esther Darlington.

In the Parish register of St. Michael’s church of Chester, Cheshire there is for the year 1716 a marriage entry “Sept: 29. Tho: Rathbone smith & Esther Darlington spinstr of Weverham parish, by a license dated ye sixth day of July”.

Esther’s father, Thomas Rathbone, was an ironmonger (1716) and a blacksmith (1723).

Joseph Wallworth died in Cuddington and was buried in October 14, 1740 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.

Since the son, John, was described as “of Weaverham” when he was buried in 1746, it is likely that the widow, Esther Wallworth, with her two sons lived with her father, Thomas Rathbone, in Weaverham village.





51.          JOHN WALLWORTH   was born in Crowton, Weaverham Parish and was christened on July 22, 1739 in St. Mary church, Weaverham.

After the early death of his father, John lived in Weaverham village with his mother and his grandfather Thomas Rathbone.  John Wallworth died in Weaverham village and was buried September 15, 1746 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.


52.          JOSEPH WALLWORTH   was born in Cuddington and was christened January 10, 1740/1741 in St. Mary church, Weaverham.




1.    Bishop’s transcripts for 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: 1718 Joseph Wallworth.  Wallworth entries extracted in the early 1980’s.  Reviewed October 24, 2006 Tuesday and November 4, 2006 Saturday.

3.    Bishop’s transcripts for the church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL (G.S.) Film 1736164.  Wallworth baptisms, marriages, burials extracted July 9, 1996.

4.     Parish registers of St. Michael’s church, Chester, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 2045915 Items 2-9.  Marriages: 1716 Tho Rathbone and Esther Darlington.  Searched and Extracted February 27, 2007 Tuesday 10:08 AM - 11:43 AM.

5.     Parish registers for St. Mary church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 1999958.  Christening:  1719 Esther Rathbone.   Extracted September 23, 2006 Saturday 10:15 AM.

6.     Parish registers for St. Mary church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 1999958.  Marriage:  1738 Joseph Walworth and Esther Rathbone.  Christening:  1739 John Walworth, 1740/1741 Joseph Walworth.  Burial:  1740 Joseph Walworth, 1746 John Wallworth.  Wallworth entries extracted April 13, 1999.  Reviewed September 12, 2006 Tuesday and September 23, 2006 Saturday.

7.    Information on Thomas Rathbone and Esther Darlington, the parents of Esther who married Joseph Wallworth from Dorcas Hendershott of Sunnyvale, California.  She runs The Rathbone Register.  March 19, 2006 Sunday.



Last updated October 3, 2008  Friday 8:57 PM

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

With contributions from:

1.    Dorcas Hendershott of Sunnyvale, California   March 19, 2006 Sunday



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