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Thomas Wallworth ( 1666 - 1759 )

 

 

22.          THOMAS WALLWORTH  (of John4 , of Thomas3 , of Thomas2 , of Thomas1 ) was born in 1666 probably at Norley, Frodsham parish, Cheshire, England and was christened January 1, 1666/1667 in St. Lawrence church, Frodsham, Cheshire, England.

Since he was christened the 1st day of 1667, he was most likely born in 1666.

 

Father:     John Wallworth  (No.12)

Mother:     Margaret    --- ? ---

 

Thomas Wallworth married 1st. ELIZABETH MERRICK on September 22, 1690 in St. Lawrence church, Frodsham.  Thomas was of Norley and Elizabeth of Hedbury and were married by Licence.

Before the marriage, in the Cheshire Marriage Act Book, we have:

Sept 2nd, 1690  Thoma Walworth de Marley (sic) par. de ffrodsham et Elizam Merrick de hedsbury.

Elizabeth Merrick was born ca. 1655 base on the age of 55 given at her death in 1710.

From the Rolls of the Freemen of the City of Chester for 1690-1 we have the following entry:  22 Nov 1690-1 Thomas Walworth p. of Randle Batho of Chester, tanner.

Thomas Wallworth was one of the witnesses at the marriage of Abraham Merrick of Tarvin, Cheshire, Ironmungr. and Hester Sleigh of Tarporley, Cheshire at the public meeting place at Newton, Cheshire on September 14 , 1692 (14 day Septembr: 1692).  The marriage is recorded in the Quaker records of the Cheshire (and Staffordshire) Quarterly Meeting.

Abraham Merrick was probably a brother-in-law of Thomas Wallworth.

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

1694  - “Wee the Representives of the parish of fradsham being convened upon the Parish occasions and for the Election of Churchwardens & other oficers to serve for this Present year 1694 doe nominate & Alect this 9th of Aprill…”

“overseer of ye Poor….”  “Norley   Thomas Walworth”.

Tho. Walworth and Eliz: Wallworth were two of the witnesses at the marriage of Peter Cooke of Tarvin, Cheshire, Blacksmith and Elinor Norman of Kingsley, Cheshire, spinster at the public meeting place at Newton, Cheshire on February 7, 1695/1696 (7th day 12th month 1695).  The marriage is recorded in the Quaker records of the Cheshire (and Staffordshire) Quarterly Meeting.

Also from the Churchwarden’s Account records for the church of St. Lawrence, Frodsham, we have the following:

1698  - “Aprill 25 1698 We the pishoners Being convened upon the pish occasions for nominating and choseing churchwardens Doe nominate and Elect and Choase for the Church Wardens for this psent year 1698…”

“overseers for the poore…”  “for Norley  Tho: Wallworth & Rich: Mounfeild”.

1700 - “Aprill [  ] 1700 Wee the vicar & parishoners being Convemd upon the parish Account or occasion for nominating and Choosing Churchwardens Do nominate and Elect and Choose for the Church wardens for this present year 1700 ….”

“Overseers for the poor….”  “Norley  Thomas Turner  Thomas Walworth”.

Elizabeth Walworth was one of the witnesses at the marriage of Thomas Merrick of Newton, Cheshire, Husbandman and Elizabeth Locket of Helsby, Cheshire, Spinster at the public meeting place at Newton on September 10, 1702 (10th day of ye 7th month “September” 1702).  The marriage is recorded in the Quaker records of the Cheshire (and Staffordshire) Quarterly Meeting.

Thomas Merrick was a relative of Elizabeth (Merrick) Wallworth.   Some of the other witnesses were Abraham Merrick, Bernard Pickering, John Merrick, Mary Merrick, etc.

Elizabeth Wallworth died in Norley, Cheshire at the age of 55 on August 5, 1710 (5 day 6 month 1710) and was buried August 8, 1710 (8 day 6 month 1710) at Newton, Cheshire.  The death and burial is recorded in the Quaker records of the Cheshire (and Staffordshire) Quarterly Meeting.

 

Thomas Wallworth married 2nd. MARTHA  ---- ? ---- . They were probably married around 1710 to 1712.  It is not known what was Martha’s maiden name or where she came from.

 

It is possible that Martha was married to or just had a child with a Mr. How before marrying Thomas Wallworth.

Thomas and his 1st family were members of the Society of Friends (Quakers).  But it appears that his second wife, Martha, and their children was not members of the Society of Friends.

Somewhere between 1718 and 1723, Thomas Wallworth, with his second family, left Norley and moved to Cuddington in the Parish of Weaverham, Cheshire.

In 1723, Thomas Wallworth of Cuddington signed the Oath of Allegiance.

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

1724  - “The names of ye new Church Officers elected in ye church of Weverham according to ye custom of ye Sd Parish on Munday in Easter Week 1724 for ye Year ensuing ….”

“Overseers  Tho. Wallworth for Cuddington…”.

John How son of Martha Wallworth of Cuddington was buried Feb 8th 1726/1727.  Affidavit concerning the burial of John How was made by Anne Blackmore on February 10, 1726/1727.

From the Will of William Blackamore, Yeoman, of Crowton, in the parish of Weaverham dated August 8, 1727, we find that the witnesses were Tho. Taylor, Thomas Wallworth, and Martha Wallworth.  Their signatures are on the document.

On June 19, 1728, Benjamin a son of John and Sarah Roobotham was buried at St. Mary church, Weaverham.  John Roobotham was a labourer of Crowton, Weaverham parish.  An affidavit concerning the burial of Benjamin Roobotham was made by Martha Wallworth.

It is possible that Martha Wallworth was related to John Roobotham or his wife Sarah Gibbons.

From the Rolls of the Freemen of the City of Chester for 1731-2, we have the following entry:  12 Aug 1731-2  Thomas Wallworth, tailor, s. of Thomas Wallworth of Puddington, co. Ches., tanner.

It is believed that Puddington was in error for when it should be Cuddington.

Martha Wallworth died in Cuddington and was buried in St. Mary church, Weaverham on April 15, 1741.

Thomas Wallworth died at the age of 92 years in Cuddington on July 14, 1759 (14 day 7 month 1759) and was buried July 17, 1759 (17 day 7 month 1759) at Newton, Cheshire.  The death and burial is recorded in the Quaker records of the Cheshire (and Staffordshire) Quarterly Meeting.

 

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS AND ELIZABETH (MERRICK) WALLWORTH

 

 

29.          THOMAS WALLWORTH   was born at Norley, Cheshire and christened February 11, 1691/1692 in St. Lawrence church, Frodsham.

Thomas died March 14,1699/1700 (14 day 1 month 1699) and was buried March 17, 1699/1700 (17 day 1 month 1699) at Newton, Cheshire.  He was about 8 years old.  The death and burial is recorded in the Quaker records of the Cheshire (and Staffordshire) Quarterly Meeting.

 

30.  +      ELIZABETH WALLWORTH  was born November 1, 1694 (1 day 9 month 1694) at Norley, Cheshire.  The birth is recorded in the Quaker records of the Cheshire (and Staffordshire) Quarterly Meeting.  Elizabeth married John Woolrich.

 

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS AND MARTHA WALLWORTH

 

31.  +      THOMAS WALLWORTH    was born 1712 at Norley, Cheshire and christened October 20, 1718 in St. Lawrence church, Frodsham at about six years of age. Thomas married Esther Pickering.

 

32.  +      JOSEPH WALLWORTH   was born 1715 at Norley, Cheshire and christened October 20, 1718 in St. Lawrence church, Frodsham on the same day as his brother Thomas’s christening.  Joseph was at about 3 years of age.  Joseph married Esther Rathbone.

 

 

 

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:  1666/1667 Thomas Wallworth, 1691/1692 Thomas Walwork, 1718 Tho Wallworth, 1718 Joseph Wallworth.  Wallworth entries extracted in the early 1980’s.  Reviewed October 24, 2006 Tuesday and November 4, 2006 Saturday.

3.     Churchwardens’ accounts 1609-1756 for St. Lawrence church, Frodsham, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 2104765 items 2-8.  For Thomas Wallworth (1666-1759) Years & Image Nos.:  1694 - 1041, 1698 - 1056, 1700 - 1063.  Searched and Extracted starting December 7, 2006 Thursday.

4.    Cheshire (and Staffordshire) Quarterly Meeting Society of Friends. FHL British Film 814836. No. 217 Births 1648-1793, Public Record Office RG6 1035, Pg. 37 (21) 1694 Elizabeth Wallworth. No. 218 Death/Burial 1655-1782, Public Record Office RG6 1037, Pg. 75 (38) 1699 Thomas Walworth, Pg. 105 (53) 1710 Elizab. Wallworth, and Pg. 269 (135) 1759 Thomas Wallworth.  Wallworth entries extracted November 29, 1995 and reviewed August 19, 2006 Saturday.

5.    Cheshire (and Staffordshire) Quarterly Meeting Society of Friends. FHL British Film 814836.  No. 219 Marriages 1667 to 1721, Public Record Office RG6 1256, Thomas Wallworth as a witness Pg. 116 (92) 1692, Thomas & Elizabeth Wallworth as witnesses Pg. 128 (104) 1695, Elizabeth Wallworth as a witness Pg. 163 (135B) 1702.   Extracted August 24, 2006 Thursday.

6.    Cheshire Marriage Act Book, FHL (G.S.) Film 1885392.  Thomas Wallworth and Elizabeth Merrick.  Information obtained Tues. Nov. 26, 1996 between 9:06 AM - 2:03 PM

7.    1690-1 The Rolls of the Freemen of the City of Chester.  Thomas Walworth.  Ancestry.com, March 14, 2006 Thursday.

8.    1723   Oath of Allegiance - Thomas Wallworth of Cuddington.

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

10.    Parish registers for St. Mary church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL (G.S.) Film 1999958.  Burials:  1726/1727 John How Son of Martha Wallworth, 1728 Affidavit by Martha Wallworth concerning burial of Benjamin Roobotham, 1741 Martha Walworth.  Extracted on April 13, 1999.  Reviewed September 12, 2006 Tuesday.

11.    Churchwardens’ accounts, 1630-1741 for St. Mary church, Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL Vault British Film 1999983 items 2-3.  For the year 1724 - Tho. Wallworth selected as Overseer for Cuddington.  Searched and Extracted April 19, 2007 Thursday 9:05 AM.

12.    1731-2   The Rolls of the Freemen of the City of Chester.  Thomas Wallworth, tailor, Thomas Wallworth, tanner.  Ancestry.com, March 14, 2006 Thursday.

13.    1736 Will of William Blackamore, Yeoman, of Crowton, Weaverham parish, Cheshire, England.   William Blackamore actually died in 1728 but his will was not probated until his widow died in 1736.  Thomas Wallworth and Martha Wallworth were witnesses.  From Cheshire County Council Cheshire Record Office.  Received in letter from V. Calveley of England dated December 17, 1990.

 

 

Last updated July 13, 2008  Sunday 9:21 PM

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

 


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