1 November 2005
A new Group is being formed with the express object of searching for all references to Worthingtons in the 17th-Century, world wide. From the information generated, it is proposed, as far as possible, to establish the genealogies of Worthington lines throughout that century, and connect them to the well-known lines of the sixteenth and earlier centuries. Biographical information and brief information on families allied by marriage will be included.
If you are interested in membership, please ask for a Prospectus and Application Form.
There are 18 members and sponsors so far, constituting a very strong team - able to conduct research in England and USA. We would especially welcome more sponsors, and members able to conduct research in Ireland and central London (including the British Library).
The inaugural meeting will be held at The History Shop, Library Street, Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom, at 10-30am Thursday 24 November 2005.
It is expected that the Project will take 5 years. Firstly, the emphasis should be on searching for and abstracting references from all relevant record offices. These references will be scheduled and summarized in date order, and indexed by names of people and places. That will provide a very powerful tool for genealogists and biographers whose work will become important in the latter part of the Project. It is planned to commission the College of Arms to validate and record the pedigrees where appropriate. Finally, it is hoped to publish a book on the subject.
Worthington 17th Century Project