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Worthington 17th Century Project

The Worthington 17th Century Project has been formed with the express object of tracing all known Worthington lines through the 17th century and as far as possible link them to the known lines of the 16th century and earlier.  Work commenced on the Worthington 17th Century Project immediately following the Inaugural General Meeting held in Wigan Lancashire England on 4 November 2005. The final product is intended to be a published book giving biographical as well as genealogical information. Biographical information on families allied by marriage will be included.

The Process

The Worthington 17th Century Project is planned to take five years.

Phase 1 – The first two years were spent exclusively searching for Worthington references world wide and entering summaries of those references in the indexed volumes of the "Register of Worthington References." The first two said volumes, each containing 100 pages of text, have already been distributed to members. A third volume is expected by the end of 2007.

Phase 2 – Development of Pedigrees stated on 1 October 2007.

Phase 3 – Supplementary Research started on the same day.
                Progress is good and the amount of material found has exceeded expectations.

Phase 4 – Biographies is planned to start on 1 October 2008.


There were originally 18 members and sponsors, constituting a very strong organizing team - able to begin research in England and the United States. Two years later there were 31 — 14 in the US, 11 in the UK, 2 in Australia and one each in the Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa and Spain. The membership constitutes a strong team to organize, finance, research, undertake genealogical studies and prepare publications. More members are encouraged to join and will be welcome.

The Project has 3 more years to run, so it is not too late to get involved and contribute. Your support is needed. If you wish to consider becoming a member, please write to or e-mail the secretary - Philip M. Worthington - who will send you appropriate information and an application form. His address is The Knoll House, Knossington, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8LT, United Kingdom. His e-mail address is:  Worthington_Philip@hotmail.co.uk.

If you are interested in membership:   Prospectus   —   Application Form.


A gathering of members takes place each year in the autumn. The most recent was at Annapolis, Maryland where the annual general meeting, the annual dinner and visits to various Worthington and local historical sites took place.

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Worthington 17th Century Project
The Knoll House, Knossington, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 8LT.
United Kingdom
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