Birth1609, England [618]
Immigrationabt 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
Will9 Jan 1679/80, Barnstable, MA [1014]
Will MemoProven 3 Mar 1681
Death11 Jan 1680/1, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA [618]
BurialWorden Cem, East Dennis, MA
FatherPeter WORDEN I (1569-<1639)
MotherMargaret GRICE [Wall] (~1568-1612)
Marriage9 Feb 1638/9, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
SpouseMary (Worden)
Birthabt 1610, England
BurialWorden Cem, East Dennis, MA [618]
Will6 Mar 1686/7, Barnstable, MA [3], [229]
Death25 Mar 1697, Sesuet, Barnstable, MA [229]
Birth1646, Barnstable, Barnstable, MA [618]
Death25 Aug 1716, Stonington, New London, CT [156]
Death MemoAge 71
BurialWequetequoc Cove, Stonington, New London, CT
Marriagebef 1665, Barnstable, Barnstable, MA [618]
Marr MemoCourt recs ref as married
SpouseFrances West
Marriage1716, Stonington, New London, CT [618]
Birthabt 1640, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA
Death26 Sep 1688, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA [677, 25:357]
Marriage23 Sep 1667, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, MA [123]
Notes for Peter WORDEN II
Peter came to New England, perhaps with his father and sister in 1623. The Hayward-Manson Manuscript does not mention that he was on the Anne with them and it may be that he arrived later. [Question this. According to Weir [ [618]], Peter elder was still in England in 1636. Means they came to America about 1637 - Peter, Peter and illegit grandson John Lewis]. The first official record we have of his is in the Plymouth Court Record, Volume 1, page 156, on the 2nd of June in 1640. It pertains to the granting of a warrant to attach and divide the goods of one Phillip Woodall.[ [1014]] However, he is alluded to in his father’s will, written 9 Feb 1638/9. [ [618]]

In 1643, Peter II and fifty-one others of Yarmouth are enrolled with those required "to provide a place of defence against sudden assult." Between 1643 and 1658, he was prominent in all public affairs and was repeatedly named as juror. He sold twelve acres in the West Field to Robert Dennis.[ [1014]] In 1644, he is marked on a town map with a plot next to Richard Sears. [ [618]]

In 1651, he was appointed on the Grand Jury and was fined for not serving. He was opposed to the prevailing order of things and in 1667 was fined for creating a disturbance in the meeting house on the Lord's Day, which consisted in speaking his mind audibly about theological matters. The fine being ten shillings to the use of the colony, Plymouth Court Records, Volume 3/4. [ [1014]]

In 1675, Gov. Josiah Winslow of Plymouth led the trainbands against the Narragansett Indians and in 1676, King Phillip (Narrangansett Chief) was slain. The war tax of 1676 was very burdensome and Peter's was one of the largest, 8 pounds 2 shilling 3 d. [ [1014]]

Savage’s: PETER, Yarmouth 1643, s. of the preced. had a d. b. 10 Feb. 1649, perhaps that Mary, wh. m. 8 Sept. 1657, John Burge.[ [500]]

Winslow genealogy in NEHGR, 25:357, says Kenelm Winslow m. Mary dau of Peter Worden of Yarmouth. Mary d. 1688 at age 48. Kenelm and Mary are 5g grandparents of Bing Crosby through their son Edward and 7g grandparents of Jane Fonda through son Samuel.
Notes for Mary (Worden)
Often listed as “Sears or Winslow” due to a Worden genealogy written over 100 years ago. No evidence has been presented for either claim, and in particular the Sears family denies a daughter of Richard named Mary. Richard was a neighbor of Peter, and he left his son Silas land near Yarmouth that bordered on Peter’s. Silas and Samuel Sears also witnessed Mary’s will, and Paul Sears took the inventory.
Will notes for Mary (Worden)
Will of MARY WORDEN, widow, of Yarmouth: "that there may be no differance amongst my Children... my sd Children also having manifested their wiliingnes and Consent unto me to dispose or bequeth what should be leift of my worldly goods or estate at my decease as I Should see cause as pr Articles of agreement in writing Indented bearing date the Second of may Anno Dom 1681 doeth and may appeare I... declare this... my last will." All wearing apparell to be equally divided between her three daughters Mary Burge, Mercy Winslow and Martha Seaverns; the rest of the estate, alter debts are paid, to son-in-law John Burge; "excepting my Indian squaw servant which I will and bequeath to my Son Samuel Worden"

Executor, John Burge. Will dated, 6 March, 1686, signed by her mark; proved 31 May, 1687, Witnesses, Samuel Sears, Silas Sears and Gov. Thomas Hinckley. Recorded 8 June, 1687, by Joseph Lothrop, Deputy Register.

[p.13] Inventory of widow MARY WORDEN, of Yarmouth, who died 25 March, 1697; taken by Paul Sears, who signed by a mark, and John Hall. Sworn to by John Burge, 31 May, 1687. Recorded 8 June, 1687.

Abstracts of the Barnstabte County Mass., Probate Records pg. 201-202 [Posted at:]
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