Person:Thomas Southworth (3)

Captain Thomas Southworth
m. 28 May 1613
  1. Constant Southworth1614 - 1678/9
  2. Rebecca SouthworthAft 1614 - Bef 1622
  3. Captain Thomas Southworthabt 1617 - 1669
  4. William SouthworthAft 1617 - Bef 1622
  • HCaptain Thomas Southworthabt 1617 - 1669
  • WElizabeth Reynorest 1621 - aft 1679
m. 1 Sep 1641
  1. Elizabeth SouthworthABT 1649 - 1717
Facts and Events
Name Captain Thomas Southworth
Gender Male
Birth[4] abt 1617 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Marriage 1 Sep 1641 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Reynor
Death[1] 8 Dec 1669 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Thomas Southworth was brother to Constant Southworth; they were sons of the second wife of William Bradford. Thomas served in numerous offices, including Commissioner of the United Colonies 1659-1669.

In his will, dated 18 November 1669 and proved 1 March 1669/70,
"Captain Thomas Southworth" bequeathed to "my daughter Elizabeth Howland all my housing and lands both upland and meadow within the township of Plymouth"; to "daughter Elizabeth and unto her husband Joseph Howland" "all my other lands out of the township of Plymouth" to pay debts of the estate; "my rapier and belt to my son-in-law Joseph Howland"; to Thomas Faunce 40s.; to Deborah Morton 40s.; to "William Churchill" a sheep; "that lot and half of land which is at the Eel River which was exchanged by Mr. Willam Bradford deceased with John Faunce for a lot at Jonses River I do yield up all my interest in the said lot & half of land to Thomas Faunce"; "the rest of my estate I leave in the hands of my son Joseph Howland and my daughter his wife & my brother Constant Southworth to be disposed of as they shall see reason for the supply of my wife in her poor condition" [ MD 18:185, citing PCPR 3:1].

  1. Webber, Samuel G. (Samuel Gilbert). A genealogy of the Southworths (Southards), descendants of Constant Southworth: with a sketch of the family in England. (Boston: Fort Hill Press, 1905).


  2.   Thomas Southworth, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    BIRTH: About 1617 (based on age at death), son of Edward and Alice (Carpenter) Southworth.
    DEATH: Plymouth 8 December 1669 in his 53rd year [ PCR 8:32].
    MARRIAGE: Plymouth 1 September 1641 Elizabeth Reynor [ PCR 2:23]; she died after 3 June 1679 [PCR 6:14].

  3.   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), 4:143.

    "THOMAS, Plymouth, br. of Constant, prob. younger, came with him, was a milit. lieut. and capt. an Assist. 1652 and twelve times aft. until 1667, d. 8 Dec. 1669, in his 53d yr. He and his br. Constant were among the purch. of Dartmouth. He m. Sept. 1641, Elizabeth d. of Rev. John Reyner, had only d. Elizabeth wh. m. 7 Dec. 1664, lieut. Joseph, s. of John Howland of the Mayflower's glorious comp."

  4. Those Carpenter Girls! by Peggy M. Baker, in General Society of Mayflower Descendants (Plymouth, Massachusetts). Mayflower quarterly. (Boston, Massachusetts, United States: General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Vol 79 No. 4 Pgs 328-341, Dec 2013.

    Page 332: "In 1614, Alice Carpenter Southworth's first son Constant was born. A second son was born about three years later."