Person:Christopher Wadsworth (1)

Christopher Wadsworth
  • HChristopher Wadsworth - bet 1677
  • WGrace Unknownbef 1614 - bet 1687/88
m. bef 1634
  1. Joseph Wadsworthest 1634 - aft 1689/90
  2. Captain Samuel Wadsworthest 1636 - 1676
  3. Deacon John Wadsworth1638 - 1700
  4. Mary WadsworthABT 1640 - Aft 1687/88
Facts and Events
Name[1] Christopher Wadsworth
Gender Male
Emigration[1] 1632
Residence[1] 1632 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage bef 1634 to Grace Unknown
Residence[1] bef 1639 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] bet 31 Jul 1677 and Sep 1678 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Will[1] 31 Jul 1677
Probate[1] 27 Oct 1680 Will proved.
Estate Inventory[1] 7 Jun 1681 Will exhibited on this date, untotalled and included no real estate.

Relationship with William Wadsworth?

" Some secondary sources claim that Christopher Wadsworth came to New England in 1632 on the Lyon. This is based on a supposed relationship with William Wadsworth, who did come on that ship in 1632. Christopher Wadsworth is not on the passenger list for the Lyon in 1632, and there is no evidence that he was brother or any other relation of William, and, although he must have been in New England by 1632, he could have come earlier, so there is no basis for this claim."[1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Christopher Wadsworth, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 3:1888-91.

    "ORIGIN: Unknown"
    "FREEMAN: In '1633' Plymouth list of freemen prior to those admitted 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:4]. In list of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Duxbury section of lists of 1639, 1658 and 29 May 1670 [PCR 5:274, 8:174, 198]."

  2.   Christopher Wadsworth, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 4:379.

    "Wadsworth, Christopher, Duxbury, was inhab. as early as 1632, and rep. 1666 and 7, had by w. Grace, Joseph; John, b. 1638; Samuel; and Mary. His will is of 31 July 1677; and hers of 13 Jan. 1688."

  3.   Burrage, Henry Sweetser; Albert Roscoe Stubbs; and George Thomas Little. Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, c1909), 3:1105.

    "(I) Christopher Wadsworth, or as his name was early written, Xtopher Waddesworth, landed in Boston by the ship "Lion," September 16, 1632. His birthplace in England has not been ascertained, nor his positive parentage."