Constant Southworth Ensign
- Born: 1614, Leyden, Holland 157,202,446
- Marriage: Elizabeth Collier on 2 Nov 1637 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts 157,202,446
- Died: 10-11 Mar 1678 or 10-11 Mar 1679, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts 157,202,446
Other sources for Constant Sourthworth are:
~ James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, vol. 2, p. 434; vol. 4, p. 143.
~John Farmer, A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England , p. 269.
~Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Plymouth Colony: Its History & People, 1620-1691, pp. 355-356.
~Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 p. 24.
~Susan E. Roser, Mayflower Increasings (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995), pgs. 6, 9.
Fredrick Lewis Weis, Standish of Stanidh Parish, Lancashire, England p. 65
Noted events in his life and other information:
• Information: 466
Constant and Elizabeth lived in Duxbury. Among his responsibilities: Volunteer in the Pequot War 1637, Ensign 1646, Representative beginning in the year 1647 till 1669. Treasurer 1663-1679. Commissary General during King Philip's War.
• He emigrated Constant Southworth was on the third vessel, Ship Anne, to Plymouth colonly in 1623. 16,133
His father, Edward, died in 1621, and his mother, a woman of great worth and ability, came over in the third vessel to Plymouth colony in 1623* to become the second wife of Governor William Bradford, whom she had formerly known.
* Other sources say that Alice came to New England and left her two sons in the care of relatives. Constant, came to New England with his aunt Julia Carpenter Morton in 1628. Thomas likely came shortly after.
• Dates & Events: 446
From The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33, Entry on Constant Southworth
His inventory on the ship Anne included "several sorts of books" valued at £4 15s. and "books, spoons & small things" valued at 10s.
In his will, dated 20 February 1678[/9] and proved 7 June 1679, Constant Southworth Esq. of Duxbury bequeathed to "my dear and loving wife Elizabeth Southworth for and during the term of her natural life my dwelling house with the outhousing and mill belonging unto it and all my uplands and meadows" in Duxbury or Marshfield, along with £50 and some furniture; to "my son Edward Southworth after the decease of my aforesaid wife Elizabeth my aforesaid dwelling house with the outhousing and mill belonging to it and all my upland and meadows" in Duxbury and Marshfield, along with £12; to "my son Nathaniell Southworth the one half of my share of lands that lyeth near Taunton called by the name of the freemen's lands"; to "my three daughters Marcye Freeman, Allice Church and Mary Alden my other one-half of the freemen's land"; to "my daughter Elizabeth Southworth" moveables "provided that she do not marry Willam Vobbes," otherwise to have 5s.; to "my daughter Presilla Soutworth" moveables; to "my son Willam Southworth" moveables; to "my grandson Constant Freeman all those my lands and meadows that I have at a place commonly called Pawomett" in Eastham; to "my sons Edward and Nathaniell and daughters Elizabeth and Presilla equally all my part of the profits that shall or may arise by the fishing at the Cape"; wife Elizabeth to be sole executrix and residuary legatee, to be assisted by sons Edward and Nathaniel
• Background Information:
He was a silk worker in Leyden, one of the Pilgrim exiles who formed Rev. John Robinson's church. He was descended from the Southworths of Samlesbury Hall in Lancashire, where the family was established in the thirteenth century. His widow married Governor William Bradford, of Plymouth.
• Background Information. 617
About 1628, the two Southworth sons of Mrs. Alice Bradford joined with the Bradford family. They were recieved by Governor Bradford as his own sons and their advanced studies were under his care.
~Governor William Bradford and his son, Major William Bradford, pg. 58
• Online Resources:
The Bridgewater Deed
History of Bridgewater
• Descendent of Charlemagne. 529
Charlemagne=Hildegarde of Swabia
Pepin, King of Italy
Herbert I, Count of Vermandois
Herbert II, count of Vermandois
Herbert III, count of Vermandois=Irmgard, daughter of Reinald Count of Bar
Otho, count of Vermandois=Pavie
Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois=Adele de Vexin, daughter of Raoul III, count of Valois & Vexin
Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois=Hugh the Great, son of Henry I, King of France and Anne, daughter of Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev
Isabel de Vermandos=William de Warenne
Ada de Warenne= Henry Huntingdon, son of David I, King of Scots and his wife Maud of Northumberland
William, King of Scots
Isabel, natural daughter=Sir Robert de Ros
Sir William de Ros=Lucy Fitz Piers, daughter of Piers Fitz Herbert and Alice Fitz Roger
Sir Robert de Ros=Isabel d'Aubigny, granddaughter of William d'Aubigny
William de Ros=Maud de Vaux, daughter of John de Vaux
William de Ros=Margery de Badlesmere
Sir Thomas Ros=Beatrice Stafford, daughter of Sir Ralph de Stafford
Margaret de Ros=James Tuchet
Ann Tuchet de Audley=Sir Thomas Dutton
Isabel Dutton=Richard de Southworth, son of Sir Christopher Southworth and Elizabeth Molyneux
Sir John de Southworth=Helen de Langton, daughter of Sir Richard de Langton and Isabel Gerard
Sir Thomas Southworth=Margery Boteler, daughter of Thomas Boteler, granddaughter of Sir John Boteler and Margaret Stanley
Sir John Southworth=Mary Asheton Gouland
Thomas Southworth=Rosamund Lister, daughter of William Lister
Edward Southworth=Alice Carpenter, daughter of Alexander Carpenter
Ensign Constant Southworth=Elizabeth Collier, daughter of William Collier
~ Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants, Vol. II, pp. 17-18, 251-253
Constant married Elizabeth Collier, daughter of William Collier and Jane Clark, on 2 Nov 1637 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.157,202,446 (Elizabeth Collier was born in 1617-1619 in Southwark, Surreyshire, England, christened on 9 Mar 1619 in St. Olave, Southwark, England 157,202,446 and died after 20 Feb 1678 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts 157,202,446.)