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Joseph Wallworth ( 1747 - 1819 )

 

44.          JOSEPH WALLWORTH   (of Thomas6 , of Thomas5 , of John4 , of Thomas3 , of Thomas2 , of Thomas1 ) was born in Cuddington, Weaverham Parish, Cheshire, England and was christened on November 7, 1747 in St. Mary church, Weaverham.

 

Father:     Thomas Wallworth (No.29)

Mother:     Esther Pickering

 

Joseph Wallworth married ALICE BARKER on October 10, 1769 at Tarporley church, Cheshire.  Alice was of Sandiway, Weaverham Parish.  She was born around 1746.

The marriage licence dated October 9, 1769 mentioned Joseph Wallworth of Eaton in the parish of Tarporley a Husbandman.  And that Alice Barker of Sandiway within the Parish of Weaverham aged 23 spinster.  The marriage licence has the signature of Joseph Wallworth.

The marriage entry in Tarporley Parish registers mentioned that the witnesses were John Wallworth and Thos Nixson.

Joseph was a Husbandman.

Joseph Wallworth and his wife were living in Eaton, Tarporley Parish for a few years as was his brother, William.  They moved back to Cuddington in Weaverham Parish before the baptism of their first child in 1770.

By 1776, Joseph Wallworth was living in Dutton, Great Budworth Parish, Cheshire.

Joseph Wallworth was a Church Warden in 1777 according the Great Budworth Bishop’s Transcripts for that year.

In 1784, at the time their daughter, Sarah, was christened, they were still living in Dutton.

They also lived at Bartington in Great Budworth Parish before 1806 and to after 1808.

Joseph Wallworth died in Dutton on February 27, 1819 and was buried on March 3, 1819 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.  He was 71 years of age.

Alice Wallworth, his widow, was living with one of her son’s family in Manchester, Lancashire when she died.  She was buried on October 6, 1823 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.  Alice was 79 years of age.

Joseph Wallworth left a Will that was dated December 21, 1816 and proved August 6, 1819.

In the Name of God Amen. I Joseph Wallworth of Dutton in the County of Chester, the 21st Day of Decr. in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixteen, Aged Sixtynine years, Make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form as follows. I commit my Soul to Almighty God. hoping for the Pardon of my Sins. through the Merits of Christ Jesus my Lord and Saviour; and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discression of my Executors hereafter mentioned.

I Will and Dispose of my Temporal Effects as follows.

After all my Debts and Funeral Expences are discharged I give and bequeath to Alice my Wife, at my Death, Ten Pounds and her choice of a Bed, Bedstead, and Furniture for the same; and also the Interest of Seven hundred Pounds of Lawful British Money to be paid to her half yearly for and during her natural Life.

I also give and bequeath to Henry Mayer Junior, Joseph Mayer, Philip Mayer, & Martha Mayer, the Children of my daughter Betty Mayer Deceased; one fifth part of my Money, Goods and Chattels which shall remain after the above Provision for my Wife. and also, one fifth part of the Seven hundred Pounds, at the Decease of my Wife; both Sums to be equally divided, share and share alike; and to be paid to each of them, as they become [twe]nty one Years of Age; with Interest on their respective Sum from one Year after the Decease of my Wife; and should any of them Die before they receive their share, such share shall be equally divided among thou of them, who are living.

I also give and bequeath to my two Sons, and two Daughters, Namely, Charles Wallworth, James Wallworth, Martha Winn, and Mary Smith; Four Fifths of my Money, Goods, and Chattels, which shall remain, after the aforesaid Provision for my Wife and also four fifths of the Seven hundred pounds at the Decease of my Wife; both Sums to be equally devided, share and share alike, and the first sum to be paid to them one year after my Decease and the second sum one year after the Decease of my Wife; and in Case any of my Sons or Daughters aboved named should Die before they receive their share as above then the Children Lawfully Begotten to receive their then Deceased Parent’s share of the four fifths of my Money Goods & Chattels (one Year after my Decease) which shall remain as above; and also, of the four-fifths of the seven hundred pounds, one Year after the Decease of my Wife. At the same time I do appoint my two Sons Charles Wallworth and James Wallworth Joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament, to which I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, this 21st Day of Decr in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in the presence of us John Lowe Peter Shingler (signatures on the Will)

Joseph Wallworth (signed and sealed)

The sixth day of August 1819

Charles Wallworth & James Wallworth the Executors in this Will named were sworn in common form, & they further made oath that the personal Estate & Effects of the Testator within the Diocese of Chester, were under the Value of 1500.

before me Richd. Jones Surrogate

The testator died the Twenty Seventh day of February 1819.

Page 10d

Probate issued Dated 6 August 1819

 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND ALICE (BARKER) WALLWORTH

 

56.  +      MARTHA WALLWORTH  was born in Cuddington, Weaverham Parish and was christened at St. Mary church, Weaverham on August 13, 1770.  Martha Wallworth married William Winn.

57.  +      ELIZABETH WALLWORTH  was born ca. 1773.  Elizabeth Wallworth married Henry Mayer.

58.  +      CHARLES WALLWORTH  was born in Dutton, Great Budworth Parish and christened at Great Budworth church on October 19, 1776.  Charles Wallworth married Elizabeth Wallworth.

59.          MARY WALLWORTH   was born in Dutton, Great Budworth Parish and was christened September 20, 1778 at Great Budworth church.  Mary Wallworth married William Smith on June 23, 1801 at Great Budworth church.  William Smith was born around 1775 and was a farmer living at Preston O’ the Hill in Runcorn Parish, Cheshire.

From the Marriage Licence dated June 11, 1801, it mentioned:

William Smith of Preston O’th Hill within the Parish of Runcorn & County & Diocese of Chester Farmer ... age of twenty six ... Bachelor ....... Mary Wallworth of Dutton within the Parish of Great Budworth & County & Diocese of Chester .... age of twenty two ... Spinster ...... Charles Wallworth of Dutton in the said County of Chester Farmer.

The Marriage Licence has the signature of William Smith and Charles Wallworth.   Charles was a brother of Mary Wallworth and he was present when the marriage licence was issued.

The marriage took place at Great Budworth church on June 23, 1801.  Both signed and the witnesses were Esther Wallworth and Charles Wallworth.

According to the will of Mary’s father, she was still living at the time her father’s Will was written in Dec 21, 1816.

From the Inscriptions Index to the burial ground at St. Mary the Virgin, Weaverham,Cheshire, there are the following two entries:

William Smith 1844 age at death 70

Mary Smith 1834 age at death 55

That would put William Smith born about 1774 and Mary Smith born about 1779, these are probably our William Smith and his wife Mary Wallworth.

It is not known if William Smith and Mary Wallworth had children

 

60.  +      JAMES WALLWORTH  was born March 1, 1780 in Dutton, Great Budworth Parish and was christened on March 28, 1780 at Great Budworth church.  James Wallworth married Jane Guest.

61.          SARAH WALLWORTH   was born September 26, 1784 in Dutton, Great Budworth Parish and was christened October 24, 1784 at Little Leigh Chapel in Great Budworth Parish.  Sarah Wallworth died of "Weakness" in Bartington, Great Budworth Parish and was buried at Weaverham church on June 8, 1808.  She was 23 years of age.

62.          ESTHER WALLWORTH   she died in Great Budworth of "Fever" and was buried on November 16, 1802 at Weaverham church.

63.          ALICE WALLWORTH   she died in Bartington, Great Budworth Parish of "Weakness" and was buried on July 3, 1806 at Weaverham church.

 

 

Sources:

1.     Bishop’s transcripts for St. Mary church, Weaverham, Cheshire, England. FHL (G.S.) Film 1736164. Christening: 1747 Joseph Walworth, 1770 Martha Wallworth. Burial: 1802 Esther Walworth, 1806 Allice Walworth, 1808 Sarah Walsworth. Extracted July 9, 1996.

2.     Parish registers for St. Mary church, Weaverham, Cheshire, England. FHL British Film 1999958. Christening: 1747 Joseph Walworth, 1770 Martha Wallworth. Extracted April 13, 1999. Reviewed Sept 12, 2006 Tuesday.

3.     Marriage Licence for Joseph Wallworth and Alice Barker, 1769. Recieved a copy of the document from the Cheshire County Archive in December 17, 1985.

4.     Parish registers for the church in Tarporley, Cheshire, England. Wallworth baptisms, marriages, burials extracted for me by Wm. Eyre in England, letter dated Sept. 10, 1985.

5.     Bishop’s transcripts for the church in Great Budworth, Cheshire, England. Wallworth baptisms 1733-1790 extracted for me by Vera Calveley in England, letter dated Sept. 12, 1992.

6.     Parish registers for the church in Great Budworth, Cheshire, England. Wallworth baptisms, marriages, burials 1720-1840 extracted for me by William Eyre in England, letter dated Aug. 28, 1984.

7.     Parish registers for the chapelry of Little Leigh, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 1656403 Item 2-8.  Christening:  1784 Sarah Wallworth.  Searched and Extracted December 19, 2006 Tuesday 12:14 PM.

8.     1801 Marriage Licence of William Smith and Mary Wallworth. From Cheshire County Council - Cheshire Record Office.

9.     1819 Will of Joseph Wallworth, of Dutton, Cheshire. Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service. Recieved September 9, 2004 Thursday.

10.     Index to the Inscriptions at the Burial Ground in Weaverham, Cheshire, England. William and Mary Smith. December 2005.

 

 

Last updated December 20, 2006  Wednesday 8:39 PM

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

 


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