You may have noted that our name was changed. The committee decided that it better represented the interest of the participants. The new name represents more of a genealogical intent and helps to separate our reunions from more local area family reunions. We would also like to build the success we had recruiting Woodworths from our Canadian neighbors.
After spending time conducting a preliminary church record search of baptism, marriage and death records, Judith Moore our Genealogist has uncovered some evidence of Woodworths in the Saint Mary's at Eccles, Lancaster – which is located a few miles from Manchester, England. According to Wikipedia, Eccles developed in the 13th Century, however, earlier settlements have recently been discovered. The parish of Eccles included the townships of Barton-upon-Irwell, Clifton, Pendlebury, Pendleton & Worsley and toward the end of the Dark Ages had a population of about 4000. It should be noted that Saint Mary's at Eccles is an Anglican church.
Part Two of this project is to research the probate records in the hopes of discovering some informative wills that will help us build on these family units.
Our genealogist searched the following Woodworth spellings: Woodworth, Woodworthe, Woodwort, Woodworde, Woodword, Woodwarde, Wodwort, Wodward, Woddworthe, Wodwort, Woodword, Woodward, Wodsworthe, Wodsworth and Wadsworth.
I can be contacted at email@example.com.
My address is:
Diane Woodworth Liebert 3750 Robin Hood Way, Madison WI 53718.