The Langworthy Family in America - Person Sheet
The Langworthy Family in America - Person Sheet
NameAndrew Langworthy (ca 1630)42,43
Birth Dateca 1630
Birth PlaceProbably Devonshire, England
Death Dateaft Mar 26, 169541
Death PlaceProbably Newport, Rhode Island
Spouses
Birth DateMar 7, 164240
Birth PlaceSpringfield, Mass
Death Dateaft Sep 17, 169941
FatherSamuel Hubbard (1610->1688)
MotherTase Cooper (1608->1688)
Marr DateNov 3, 165844
Marr PlaceNewport, RI
ChildrenM (ca1660-1676)
 Samuel (ca1662-ca1711)
 John (ca1664-<1700)
 Andrew (ca1675-ca1720)
 James (1680-<1720)
Notes for Andrew Langworthy (ca 1630)
Here’s a summary of what we do and don’t know about Andrew Langworthy:

* We don’t know when or where he was born. This is discussed in detail under “Genealogical Miscellany”, accessed from the main page of this site.

* We don’t know when he came to America, what ship he came on, or where he arrived.

* He first appears in Newport, Rhode Island on Oct 6, 1652, when he was baptized “at the mill” by Obadiah Holmes.

* We do not know how Andrew made his living, but he seems to have been a respectable member of society: he is on the list of the freemen of Newport in 1655, he married well, he served on the Newport Grand Jury (1668), and he bought land in several locations. In March, 1688 he owned land “in the Precincts of Newport” which was adjacent to the land of his father-in-law, Samuel Hubbard. (Rhode Island Land Evidences, V1, p212)

* In 1658 he married Rachel Hubbard, the daughter of Samuel and Tacy (Cooper) Hubbard. They had 10 children, discussed under “The Children of Andrew and Rachel”, accessed from their family page.

* We don’t know when he died. William Franklin Langworthy believed that Andrew must have died before 1692 because Andrew’s name does not appear on the Seventh Day Baptist church list of 1692, but I think the evidence shows that Andrew never joined that church:
- His name doesn’t appear on any membership list I’ve found.
- His father in law, Samuel Hubbard, a founder of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Newport, wrote (March 28, 1686): “...I have no greater joy than to hear of my children walking in the truth, & with me and my wife all of them and two of their husbands the other is a baptized person....”. His children were Ruth, Rachel and Bethia - all of them appear on the 1692 list. Ruth’s husband Robert Burdick and Bethia’s husband Joseph Clarke also appear on the 1692 list. This means that “the other” was Rachel’s husband Andrew Langworthy, who was baptized at the mill in Newport in 1652 but didn’t join the Seventh Day Baptists.
We do know that he was alive on July 4, 1690, when he executed a deed.
Evidence that he lived even longer comes from his service as a juror, as cited in Fiske, Jane Fletcher, “Rhode Island General Court of Trials, 1671- 1704”, Boxford Mass, 1998. Court sessions were called by the Governor, and jurors were chosen by the towns from among their freemen. Jurors were required to attend the court or pay a fine. Andrew Langworthy served on the Grand Jury on Nov 14, 1693 and Sept 4, 1694, and on the ‘Jury of tryalls’ on March 26, 1695. The only reasonable candidate for this jury service is Andrew (ca 1630), who was named a freeman of Newport by 1655.

* The graves of Andrew and Rachel haven’t been found. But I do have a hunch about where their graves might be:
In about 1688, Samuel and Tacy Hubbard erected a memorial stone enumerating their children and grandchildren. It was such a remarkable stone that Rev. Ezra Stiles, later President of Yale, copied it into his diary. He then wrote " I took this inscription off a gravestone in a family burying place on Bp. Berkleys White Hall farm on Rd. Isld about AD 1763. Collector Robinson bought the lease about 1765 and demolished the gravestones & put them into a wall: so that all is now lost."
It's pretty clear that the "family burying ground" belonged to Samuel and Tacy Hubbard, who lived in that area. We know from land records that Andrew and Rachel lived adjacent to the Hubbards, so I think it's likely that they were buried there too.
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