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From: ("Leslie M. Mahler")
Subject: Re: Worth of Devon deed from earl
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 08:13:58 +0000 (UTC)
Paul Davis wrote:
(amongst other things )There is a very probable line of descent here
for the first "Worth" immigrants to New England from Henry I of England
Ive looked over this line before, and there are a few problems with it.
Firstly, the English origin of the Worths is not definitely established.
If I remember correctly, no one has proved that the three New England
colonists were brothers. It appears to only be a guess.
Secondly, their purported descent going back into the Middle Ages is
nothing more than a
line of Worths named John, William etc, with no dates (very few death
dates for example) and
apparently no documentation to speak of.
The line is supposed to go back to a landholder in the Domesday Book.
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