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Robert Worden[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1534 - 1580  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Robert Worden 
    Born Abt 1534  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Sep 1580  Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I85  Schuerman-Wood-Worden
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2012 

    Father William Worden, I,   b. 1500, Leyland, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1574, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isobel Worthington,   b. Blainscough, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1585, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1569  [4
    Children 
     1. William Worden,   b. 1569,   d. Bef 1642  (Age < 72 years)
     2. James Worden
     3. Peter Worden, I,   b. Abt 1576, Clayton, Leyland, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1638/1639, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Bolton, Wordens Past, VIII, No. 2, p. 391: Guild Rolls of Preston for 1582 list Robert Werden and his sons, William, Robert, and Peter, of Clayton.

      Schunke, Wordens Past, I, No. 3, p. 12: "Burgesses were registered every 20 years, so Robert, b. 1534 +/- was registered 1542, 1562, and 1582. He died in 1580 but his estate was not settled until 1584, so he was carried on the 1582 list. . . [the Inquisition Post Mortem, below] proves that Robert died the 11th day of Sept. A.D. 1580 and that William, his eldest son, was age 11 years at the time his father died."

      Pedigree of the Family of Werden of Clayton-le-Woods, prepared by Achievements, Ltd. of Canterbury, Wordens Past, Vol II, No. 1, p. 25: born ca. 1534, Burgess of Preston in 1542, 1562, and 1582, Juror in 1562, died 11 Sept. 1580. Gives children.

      From website homepages.rootsweb.com/~worden/manor_court_roll.htm:
      Roll of Manor Court of Clayton,1574
      List of Tenents ad Voluntatem [tenancy was terminable at will of either party}, 5th name, Robert Worden"
      "And that William Werden who held [of?] the Lord of Clayton aforesaid certain lands and tenements in Clayton aforesaid for a rent of ___ a yeart, died since the last court, and that Robert Worden is his son and next heir and is aged 40 years of thereabouts but by what service the jury know not."

      Inquisition Post Mortem:

      D.L. 7/14/71

      Award delivered in the Chancery 21 Nov. A.D. 1584 . . . Lancaster

      Indented inquisition taken at Leyland in the county aforesaid on Thursday namely the third day of September in the 26th year of the reign of Elizabeth, by God's grace Queen of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc., before William Farrington, esq., Andrew Huddleston, esq., and Gilbert Moreton, gent., Foedary of the lady Queen in the County aforesaid, committed by the said lady Queen by virtue of a commission of the same lady Queen in the nature of a writ of Mandamus after the death of Robert Wearden, gent., deceased, directed to the same commissioners and annexed to this inquisition, (by) the oath of John Cureden, gent., William Banester of Wrightington(?), gent., William Craston, gent., Richard Farrington, gent., Richard Walton, gent., John Singleton of Ingolhard(?), gent., John Diconson, gent., William Sonnes, gent., James Stopforth, gent., Robert Farrington, gent., Thomas Wearden, gent., Roger Farrington, gent., and Richard Kellet, gent., jurors. Who say on their oath that the aforesaid Robert Wearden... on the day of his death was seised in his demesne as of fee tail, namely to him and the heirs issuing from his body, of and in one messuage, one cottage, 7 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow and ( ) with appurtenances in Clayton in the county aforesaid. And of & in one messuage, 6 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow and 6 acres of pasture with appurtenances in Cophull in the county aforesaid. And of and in 3 acres ( ) acres of meadow and 2 acres of pasture with appurtenances in Leylonde in the county aforesaid. And the aforesaid Robert Wearden, being so seised of all & singular the premises with appurtenances, died seised thereof of such estate. And
      further the jurors aforesaid say on their oath that the aforesaid messuage and rest of the premessis with their appurtenances in Clayton aforesaid are held, and at the time of the death of the aforesaid Robert Wearden were held of Edmund Huddleston, knight, and Dorothy, his wife, as of their manor of Clayton, by what service the jurors aforesaid are utterly ignorant. And they are worth by the year in all issues after deductions 40s. And that the aforesaid messuage and rest of the premises with appurtenances in Cophull aforesaid are held at the time of the death of the aforesaid Robert Wearden were held of the lord of the manor Cophull in socage, namely by fealty only and a rent of 12d for all services & demands. And are worth by the year in all issues after deductions 20s. And
      that the land and tenements and rest of the premises with their appurtenances in Leylande in the county aforesaid are held at the time of the death of the aforesaid Robert Wearden were held of the aforesaid Edmund Huddleston, knight, and Dorothy, his wife, as of the half of their manor of Leylande by military service. And are worth by the year in all issues after deductions 13s.4d. And moreover the jurors aforesaid say on their oath that the aforesaid Robert Wearden... had or held no other or more messuages, lands, tenements or hereditaments of the said lady Queen nor of any person or persons in demesne, reversion, nor in service, on the day of which he died in the said
      county of Lancaster other than is abovesaid. And that the aforesaid Robert Wearden died on the 11th day of September A.D. 1580. And that William Wearden is son and heir of the aforesaid Robert, and was aged 11 years on the day of the death of the aforesaid Robert Wearden, his father. In testimony of which thing to this inquisition both the aforesaid Commissioners and jurors aforesaid have applied their seals. Given the day, year & place first abovewritten.

      Transcribed in the Court of Wards by W. Tusser, esq., Clerk of the Duchy of Lancaster.

      See PMW p. 172.

  • Sources 
    1. [S28] Worthington Families of Medieval England, Worthington, Philip M., (Chichester, Suffolk, England: Phillimore, 1985), p. 172.

    2. [S174] Rolls of Burgesses at the Guilds Merchant of the Borough of Preston 1397-1682, (Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, v. 9 (1884)), DA670.L2R3., p. 42.

    3. [S244] Worden Origins, Bolton, George L., (Anudsen Pub. Co., Decorah, IA for Worden Family Association, 1997), p. 83.

    4. [S204] Magna Carta Ancestry, Richardson, Douglas, (2005), p. 901.