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Edward Southworth was born circa 1590 in England, United Kingdom to Thomas Southworth (1548-1616) and Constance Unknown Southworth (c1550-) and died circa 1621 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands of unspecified causes. He married Alice Carpenter (1583-1670) 17 May 1613 in Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands.

Biography

Leiden Pilgrim Edward Southworth married Alice Carpenter & their sons Constant and Thomas were early settlers in Plymouth. He probably died in Leiden, Holland. His widow married second, William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth, as his second wife. Source Anderson's Great Migration Study Project

Flight to Holland

Thomas Southworth (1548-1616), had seven sons and four daughters, who were living in 1595 when their grandfather made his will mentioning them. Two of these children were Thomas and Edward who were in Leiden, Holland in 1613 where many Protestants were gathering because Holland allowed freedom of religion while England required unyielding allegiance to the Church of England.Thomas Southworth, Esq. remained in Holland while others of the family came to America. It is suspected that he did not make the trip that he had intended to make because one of his friends sent him a letter talking about the harrowing voyage on his ship, the Speedwell, which was originally supposed to accompany the Mayflower to the new world. This original letter telling a terrifying account of its shortened trip is now in the possession of the Mayflower Society, and makes interesting reading.

Banks: Plymouth Families

Source: The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers--Who Came to Plymouth on the "Mayflower in 1620, the "Fortune" in 1621, and the "Anne" and the "Little James" in 1623, written and compiled by Charles Edward Banks, Member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, originally published in New York, 1929, this edition printed in Baltimore, 1965, by Geological Publishing Company, p. 161.

MRS. ALICE SOUTHWORTH She was the widow of Edward Southworth, daughter of Alexander Carpenter and sister of Julian Carpenter, the wife of George Morton (q.v.). She was betrothed to Edward Southworth, say-weaver of Leyden, 7 May, 1613, by whom she had two sons, Constant, born 1615, and Thomas, 1617, who accompanied her on the voyage. She married Governor Bradford, about a month after arrival, on 14 August, 1623. The Southworths and Gov. Bradford had lived in Heneage House, Duke's Place, London, for about a year prior to the sailing of the Mayflower. It is probable that the Southworth family came from the vicinity of Fenton, co. Notts, near Sturton-le-Steeple, the home of Rev. John Robinson (P.R.O. Exchequer, Dep. 43-44, Elizabeth Michaelmas No. 3). Southworth families lived in various parishes in that section of England before the Pilgrim exodus.




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Offspring of Edward Southworth and Alice Carpenter (1583-1670)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Constant Southworth (1612-1678) 1615 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 11 March 1678 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Elizabeth Collier (1618-1670)
Thomas Southworth (1617-1669) 1617 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 8 December 1669 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Elizabeth Reynor (1618-1708)










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