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Thomas Wallworth ( 1712 - 1789 )

 

 

31.          THOMAS WALLWORTH  (of Thomas5 ,of John4 , of Thomas3 , of Thomas2 , of Thomas1 )  was born in Norley, Frodsham Parish, Cheshire, England in 1712 and was christened October 20,1718 in St. Lawrence church, Frodsham at about six years of age.

 

Father:           Thomas Wallworth   (No.22)

Mother:           Martha    --- ? ---

 

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

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.

Thomas Wallworth married ESTHER PICKERING on May 18, 1740 at St. Michael the Arch Angel, Chester, Cheshire.

The marriage license, dated May 17, 1740, and the marriage entry both mentioned that Thomas Wallworth was a Tailor.  The marriage license has the signature of Thomas Wallworth.

From the Parish register of St. Michael’s church of Chester for the year 1740 is “May 18 Thomas Walworth of Cuddington in the parish of Weverham Taylor and Esther Pickering of the same place Spinster by License”.

Esther was a daughter of William Pickering and Mary Blackamore.   She was born in Cuddington and was christened March 10, 1715/1716 in St. Mary church, Weaverham.

From the Churchwardens’ Account Books of St. Mary church of Weaverham, we have:

1748 - “The names of the Officers elected for the Parish of Weverham according to Canon & Custom on Easter Monday Apr: 11, 1748”

“Overseers”   “Thomas Walworth   Cuddington”.

1761 - “the officers Elected in the Parish church of Weverham according to Cannon & Custom on Ester Munday 1761”

“Overseers of the poor”  “Thomas Wallworth   Cudington”.

In the 1760’s an old way of life in England was going to end.  The following extracts is from a book, Cuddington & Sandiway 2000, by R. M. Bevan:

“For centuries, little had disturbed the way of life engrained in the souls of the few who lived and worked the land in the district around Cuddington and Sandiway.  Freeholder, tradesman, farm labourer and humble cottager co-existed, each knowing his place and each enjoying the ancient rights associated with the common land...”

“However, in the second half of the 18th century, things began to change with the Enclosures ..... the fencing of the common waste lands ...”

“1766 .... an Act of Parliament was passed specifically for dividing and enclosing what was referred to as “the commons and waste grounds, called Cuddington, or Bryn Commons.....”

“The following year ... the other half of the Cuddington award was more or less, allotted to the existing freeholders, including ...... Thomas Wallworth ....”

Esther Wallworth died in Cuddington and was buried at Weaverham church on June 4, 1774.

The Parish register entry for the burial in 1774 says “Esther wife of Thomas Wallworth Taylor in Cuddington June 4th. in aforenoon [    ] lay ill along time and bore her illness patiently”.

At the cemetery in Weaverham St. Mary the Virgin church, is a large stone, that says:

 

Here
Lyeth the Body
of Ester Wife of
Thomas Wallworth
of Cuddington who
was Interred June 4th
1774 Aged 59 Years

 

Above the inscriptions on the stone is a number “56”.   Information from a photograph from Norma Wallworth of Stockport, England who visited the cemetery in Weaverham.  See attached photograph.

Thomas Wallworth also died in Cuddington and was buried at Weaverham church on August 18, 1789.  Thomas was around 77 years of age.  But no stone found at the cemetery.

The Parish register entry for the burial in 1789 says “August 18 Thomas Wallworth of Cuddington Old Age”.

 

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS AND ESTHER (PICKERING) WALLWORTH

 

44.  +       (possible child)   WILLIAM WALLWORTH   Born 1740.   No baptism for him was found in the Parish registers of St. Mary church, Weaverham.  William married Mary Hornby.

 

45.          MARTHA WALLWORTH    was born in Cuddington and christened November 13, 1742 in St. Mary church, Weaverham.  She died in Cuddington and was buried February 12, 1744/1745 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.

 

46.  +       (possible child)   JOHN WALLWORTH   Born 1745.   No baptism for him was found in the Parish registers of St. Mary church, Weaverham.  John married Ellen Stilfox.

 

47.  +       JOSEPH WALLWORTH   was born in Cuddington and christened November 7, 1747 in St. Mary church, Weaverham.  He married Alice Barker.

 

48.          CHARLES WALLWORTH   was born in Cuddington and christened February 27, 1749/1750 in St. Mary, Weaverham.  He died in Cuddington and was buried February 9, 1776 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.

The Parish register entry for the burial in 1776 says “Charles son of Thomas Wallworth of Cuddington a young man aged 26. Feb:y the [   ]th  This was the first corpse carried under the pulpit”.

 

49.  +       THOMAS WALLWORTH  was born in Cuddington and christened January 1, 1756 in St. Mary church, Weaverham.  Thomas married Esther Pickering.

 

50.          JAMES WALLWORTH    No baptism for him was found in the Parish registers of St. Mary church, Weaverham.  James died in Cuddington and was buried December 7, 1773 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.

The Parish register entry for the burial in 1773 says “James son of Thomas Wallworth of Cuddington Decr. 7th. Tuesday”.

 

 

Sources:

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 Tho Wallworth.  Wallworth entries extracted in the early 1980’s.  Reviewed October 24, 2006 Tuesday and November 4, 2006 Saturday.

3.    1731-2   The Rolls of the Freemen of the City of Chester.  Thomas Wallworth, tailor, Thomas Wallworth, tanner.  Ancestry.com, March 14, 2006 Thursday.

4.     Marriage License of Thomas Wallworth & Esther Pickering, 1740.  Copy of record from Cheshire Record Office received Dec. 17, 1985.

5.     Parish registers of St. Michael’s church, Chester, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 2045915 Items 2-9.  Marriages: 1740 Thomas Walworth and Esther Pickering.  Searched and Extracted February 6, 2007  Tuesday.  Originally extracted for me by William Eyre of England, letter dated September 4, 1987.

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

7.     Parish registers for St. Mary church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 1999958.  Christening:  1715/1716 Esther Pickering.  Pickering entries extracted in the late 1980’s.  Reviewed September 14, 2006 Thursday.

8.    Parish registers for the church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL (G.S.) Film 1999958.  Wallworth baptisms, marriages, burials extracted April 13, 1999.

9.     Parish registers for St. Mary church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 1999958.  Christening:  1742 Martha Walworth, 1747 Joseph Walworth, 1749/1750 Charles Walworth, 1756 Thomas Walworth.  Wallworth entries extracted April 13, 1999.  Reviewed September 12, 2006 Tuesday.

10.     Parish registers for St. Mary church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 1999958.  Burials:  1744/1745 Martha Walworth.  Wallworth entries extracted April 13, 1999.  Reviewed September 12, 2006 Tuesday.

11.    Churchwardens’ accounts, 1741-1849 for St. Mary church, Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 1999984 Items 1-2.  Item 1 1741-1757 P35/5228/19.  For the year 1748, Page 370, Thomas Walworth selected as an Overseer for Cuddington.   Item 2 1758-1849 P35/5228/20.  For the year 1761, Thomas Wallworth selected as an Overseer of the poor for Cudington.  Searched and Extracted July 15, 2008 Tuesday 9:28 AM.

12.    The Enclosure of Cuddington in 1767, Thomas Wallworth freeholder.  Page 10 of the Book, Cuddington And Sandiway 2000, by R. M. Bevan.  ISBN 0-949001-16-3.  Copy of the page from Norma Wallworth of Stockport, England.  Received March 27, 2006 Monday.

13.     Parish registers of St. Mary church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL British Film 1999982  Items 1 - 6.  Item 5, Burials Register 1759-1812  P35/5228/15, 1773 James Wallworth, 1774 Esther Wallworth,  1776 Charles Wallworth,  1789 Thomas Wallworth.  Searched and Extracted starting May 6, 2008 Tuesday 9:36 AM.

14.    Photograph of the gravestone of Ester Wallworth, who died in 1774, in Weaverham, St. Mary the Virgin cemetery.  From Norma Wallworth of Stockport, England.  Received March 27, 2006 Monday.

 

 

Last updated October 5, 2008  Sunday 2:00 PM

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

With contributions from:

1.    Mrs. Norma Wallworth of Stockport, England   March 27, 2006

 

 


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