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Subject: Re: SOURCES (FOR CUDWORTH ROYAL DESCENT)
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 12:32:12 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sep 8, 2:58 pm, Johnny Brananas <> wrote:
> > Is it possible that the one who married Rev. Ralph Cudworth was really
> > Jane? Does Cudworth's will from 1624 in fact even state the first
> > name of his wife?
> I downloaded the Ralph Cudworth will from TNA, and even though it is a
> short nuncupative will, it is helpful.
> It clearly mentions his wife "Mary Cudworth."
> One of the witnesses was a Margaret Wrothe, very possibly Margaret
> Rich, wife of Sir Thomas Wroth, and daughter of Richard Rich per this
> Apparently she was a sister of Sir Nathaniel Rich, which brings us
> back to the first pedigree I linked to:
> ... where the mother of Sir Nathaniel Rich was shown to be a Machell
> related to the other folks under discussion. I suppose there would
> also be a connection through the Wroths.
I've read the Cudworth article by Paul C. Reed. The line is good.
You have to stop using secondary sources and visitations. Reed goes
for wills and other primary documents.