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Capt John Worthington, Sr

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Capt John Worthington, Sr

  • Birth Jan 1650 Manchester, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
  • Death 9 Apr 1701 Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 27441019

One of at least five children born to Francis Sr and Sarah (Browne) Worthington of Manchester, Lancashire England, John was baptized on 12 Jan 1650 in England. He immigrated to America with his younger brother Samuel c1670.

John married Sarah Dorsey Howard in 1688 Anne Arundel Co MD, daughter of Matthew Jr and Sarah (Dorsey) Howard.

Children with Sarah:
1) Capt John Worthington Jr (1689-1765), m1: Helen Heath Hammond, m2: Comfort Hammond.
2) Thomas Howard Worthington (1691-1753), m: Elizabeth "Betty" Ridgely.
3) William Worthington (1694-c1770), m1: Sarah Homewood, m2: Hannah Rattenbury.
4) Sarah Worthington (1696-1721), m: Judge Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely.
5) Charles Worthington I (1699-1700).
6) Charles Worthington II (1700-1744), m1: Mahitabal Hammond, m2: Sarah Chew.

John was a Captain in the Severn Militia. In 1678, he participated in an expedition against the Nanticoke Indians. By 1692, John is listed as the Quorum Justice in Anne Arundel Co MD. He was also a Commissioner and Coroner and a Member of the House of Burgess in Anne Arundel Co. His son Thomas served in the Maryland Legislature.

Worthington, John, Anne Arundel Co.
Written 04 Apr 1699; Proved 07 May 1701.

"Unto my son John Worthington, the plantation I now live upon and all the lands adjoining to it begin, 400 acres, more or less lying on Severn River to him and his heirs forever.

"Unto my son Thomas Worthington, my plantation called Greenberry's Forest being 450 acres, ... and Low's [Lewis'?] Addition being a tract of land containing 350 acres and lying on the Magothy River.

"Unto my son William Worthington, my plantation called Howard's Inheritance containing 130 acres.. also a parcel of woodland ground, being a part of Mr. Wm. Hopkins, plantation as doth appear by the will and testament of Mr Mathew Howard ...and 200 acres of land lying where Mr. Richard Board's [Beard's?] Mill stands, and 220 acres near Bodkin Creek of Patapsco River.

"Unto my daughter Sarah Worthington, 2 young working negroes or 50 pounds sterling at age 16 or the day of marriage.. to be with my wife Sarah.

"Unto my dear wife Sarah, Executrix, 4 young negroes or 50 pounds sterling life interest in dwelling plantation and all personalty.

"Test: Rogr. Newman, Jno. Rigbie, Ann T. Hailow 11. 63."

Capt John Worthington was laid to rest at the burial ground at Pendenny Plantation, the farm of Tilghman Brice located on the Severn River, opposite Annapolis. He was later reinterred at St Anne's.

Thanks to Linda for the following -
Founders of Anne Arundel & Howard Cos, by Joshua Dorsey Warfield, 1905, Pg 147:
" The tombstone is of greyish marble. It also bears on top a most beautiful and remarkable insignia. The interpretation of the crest is "To him who lies beneath this stone, time (represented by the hour-glass) has taken to itself wings (wings, between which stands the hour-glass). His mortal remains must here lie (mortality represented by death's head), until summoned by the trumpet of the arch-angle (trumpets crossed behind death's head) to wear the victor's crown (laurel wreath)." The slab covers a well-preserved walled grave, which is only a few yards north of the homestead, the form and material of which is still preserved. "

Six months after John's death, son Charles II was born.

John is my 1st Cousin 9x removed through his mother Sarah (Browne) Worthington (1625-1664). His mother is the younger sister of my 8th maternal Gr-Grandfather.

Family Members


"Here lyeth Interred the Body
who Departed this life the 9th day
of April 1701, Aged 51 years"





  • Maintained by: Bonnie's Daughter
  • Originally Created by: msb
  • Added: 9 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27441019
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Worthington, Sr (Jan 1650–9 Apr 1701), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27441019, citing Saint Annes Churchyard, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie's Daughter (contributor 47137929) .