321. Documentation for Miriam Gardner
(14 Jul 1665 to 1705)
mother of Joseph Worth Senior
(1696 to 14 Jul 1790)



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John Worth(1. William1) b. 19 May 1666, Nantucket, m. (1) 22 Sep 1684, in Salem, Mass., Miriam Gardner, b. 14 Jul 1665, Nantucket, (daughter of Richard Gardner and Sarah Shatuck) d. 1705, Nantucket,

John died 1 Feb 1731-2, Edgartown. He was an innkeeper, and in 1713 was appointed Associate Justice of the County Court. His will of 7 December 1730 was probated 7 Mar 1731-2. Banks adds that he came to Edgartown about 1700.
He is buried at Tower Hill Cemetery.

Children of John Worth Senior and Miriam Gardner:

1. Jonathan Worth b. 31 Oct 1685

2. Nathaniel Worth b. 8 Sep 1687

3. Judith Worth b. 22 Dec 1689

4. John Worth b. abt. 1691

5.
Richard Worth b. 27 May 1692

6.
William Worth b. 27 Nov 1694

7. Joseph Worth b. 1696

8.
Mary Worth b. abt. 1705.

John Worth was born 19 May 1666, in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(1) He died 11 February 1731/32, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts.(2) His parents were William Worth and Sarah Macy.(3)

John Worth first married Miriam Gardner on 22 September 1684, in Nantucket, Massachusetts
.(7) Miriam was a daughter of Richard Gardner and Sarah Shattuck.(8) She was born 14 July 1665, in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(9) Miriam Gardner Worth died in 1705 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(10)

John died 1 Feb 1731-2, Edgartown. He was an innkeeper, and in 1713 was appointed Associate Justice of the County Court. His will of 7 dec 1730 was probated 7 Mar 1731-2. [Banks adds that he came to Edgartown about 1700.
John Worth is buried at Tower Hill Cemetery, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.(16)


Children of John Worth and Miriam Gardner:(17)

i. Jonathan Worth was born 31 October 1685 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. He died 26 July 1719. He married Mary Hussey 24 March 1722.(18)

ii.
Nathaniel Worth was born 08 September 1687 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. He died 30 October 1746 in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. He married Jane Lathrop.

iii. Judith Worth was born 22 December 1689 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. She died 08 November 1767 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. She married John Macy on 25 April 1707.

iv.
John Worth was born in 1691 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. He died on 15 August 1707, in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.(19)

v.
Richard Worth was born 27 May 1692, at Nantucket, Massachusetts. He died 15 June 1742, in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He married Sarah Hoag.

vi.
William Worth was born on 27 November 1694 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. He died on 16 October 1780, at Nantucket, Massachusetts. He married Mary Butler who died in October 1756.

vii.
Joseph Worth Senior was born in 1696 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. He died 14 July 1790 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. He married Lydia Gorham.(20)

viii.
Mary Worth was born in 1698 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. She died on 11 September 1777.

Children (Worth), all born in North Carolina:

i.
Jonathan, born 31 October 1685

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REFERENCES

1. Nantucket Vital Records, Births, 629, Worth, John, s. Will[ia]m, May 19, 1666. [h. Miriam (d. Richard Gardner Sr. and Sarah), h. Mrs. Ann Sarson of Edgartown, h. Dorcas (wid. Benjamin Hawes, d. Benjamin Smith Esq. of "the Vineyard"). s. William and Sarah (Macy). 19th. 5 mo., P.R.38.]; Starbuck, Alexander, The History of Nantucket, pages 825 and 826, John Worth, born May 19, 1666; married (September 22, 1684) Miriam daughter of Richard Gardner. His wife died about 1700, after which he removed to Martha’s Vineyard. There he was twice married.; National Genealogical Society Quarterly NGSQ 76:275-77, December, 1988, White, Elizabeth Pearson, and Coles, Edwin W., “Joseph and Lydia (Gorham) Worth of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Their Wandering Children”; Johnson, Carol Clark, A Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth families and Other Puritan Settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Privately Printed, 1970, page 238; Starbuck, Alexander. The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont, page 825; Macy, Sylvanus, Macy: Genealogy of the Macy Family from 1635-1868, (Albany: Joel Munsell, 1868.), page 82.

2. Nantucket Vital Records, Deaths, 614, John Worth, h. Miriam (Gardner), h. Mrs. Ann Sarson, h. Dorcas (Smith) Hawes, s. William and Sarah (Macy), 11th, 2 mo. 1731 [dup. 1st, 2 mo. 1732], a. 64, P.R.38; tombstone of John Worth;

3. Nantucket Vital Records, Births, 629, Worth, John, s. Will[ia]m, May 19, 1666. [h. Miriam (d. Richard Gardner Sr. and Sarah), h. Mrs. Ann Sarson of Edgartown, h. Dorcas (wid. Benjamin Hawes, d. Benjamin Smith Esq. of "the Vineyard"). s. William and Sarah (Macy). 19th. 5 mo., P.R.38.]; Starbuck, Alexander, The History of Nantucket, pages 825, “William Worth was born in England about 1640. He came to Nantucket as a “Half Share” man in 1662 to pursue the occupation of a Sailor. He married (April 1, 1665) Sarah, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Macy. They had but one child – a son, John.; NGSQ 76:275-77, December, 1988.

4.
Johnson, Carol Clark, A Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth families and Other Puritan Settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Privately Printed, 1970, page 238; Starbuck, Alexander. The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont, page 825; Macy, Sylvanus, Macy: Genealogy of the Macy Family from 1635-1868, (Albany: Joel Munsell, 1868.), page 82.

5.
Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Deaths, page 620, Worth, William, h. Sarah (d. Thomas Macy and Sarah), h. Damaris Sibley of Salem (“no chn.”), brother of Francis (“went to Portugal”), Lionel (“to the eastward of Boston”) and Richard (“to New Jersey”), s. John of Devonshire, Eng., ____, 12 mo. 1724, P.R. 38.

6.
Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Marriages, page 532, Worth, William and Sarah Macy, Apr. 11, 1665, Intention not recorded, [William, s. John of Devonshire, Eng., and Sarah Macy, d. Thomas and Sarah Hopcot, “m’d . . . . among Friends,” P.R. 38.]; also see Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Marriages, page 174, Macy, Sarah and William Worth, Apr. 11, 1665, Intention not recorded, [Sarah, d. Thomas and Sarah Hopcot, and William Worth, s. John of Devonshire, Eng., “m’d. . . . among Friends,” P.R. 38.]; Macy, Sylvanus, Macy: Genealogy of the Macy Family from 1635-1868, (Albany: Joel Munsell, 1868.), page 67; Clark, page 238.; NGSQ 76:275-77, December, 1988.

7. Nantucket Vital Records, Marriages, 525, John Worth and Miriam Gardner, Sept. 22, 1684* [John, s. William and Sarah (Macy), and Miriam Gardner, d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), P.R.38.]; NGSQ 76:275-77, December, 1988.

8.
NGSQ 76:275-77, December, 1988; Nantucket Vital Records, Births, 61, Gardner, Miriam, w. John Worth (s. William and Sarah), d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 14th, 7 mo. 1671 [sic, see Love, dup. ____, 1664 or 65, see death], P.R.38.]

9.
Nantucket Vital Records, Births, 61, Gardner, Miriam, w. John Worth (s. William and Sarah), d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 14th, 7 mo. 1671 [sic, see Love, dup. ____, 1664 or 65, see death], P.R.38.]

10.
Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Deaths, Worth, Sarah, first w. William (s. John), d. Thomas Macy and Sarah Hopcot, ____, 1701, P.R. 38; Macy, Sylvanus, Macy: Genealogy of the Macy Family from 1635-1868, (Albany: Joel Munsell, 1868.), page 67; Clark, page 238.

11.
Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Marriages, page 525, Worth, John of Sherbourn in N. and Mrs. Anne Sarson of Edgartown, Sept. 8, 1704, in Edgartown. Intention not recorded. [John, s. William and Sarah (Macy), and Mrs. Ann Sarson (second w.) of Edgartown, Sept. 4, P.R. 38]; Clark, page 238.

12.
Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Deaths, page 611, Worth, Ann, second w. John (s. William and Sarah), formerly w. ______ Sarson of Edgartown, 14th, 6 mo. 1724, a. 53 y. 3 m. 15 d., P.R. 38.; Clark, page 238.

13.
Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Marriages, page 30, Hawes, Dorcas, wid. Benjamin, d. Benjamin Smith Esq. of “the Vineyard,” and John Worth, s. William and Sarah (Macy), Dec. ____, 1724. Intention not recorded. P.R. 38; Clark, page 238.

14.
Banks (Unknown).

15.
Ibid.

16.
Ibid.

17
. Clark, page 238; Starbuck, Alexander, The History of Nantucket, pages 825 and 826, children of John Worth and Miriam Gardner; NGSQ 76:275-77, December, 1988; Nantucket Vital Records, Births, 630, Worth, John, s. John and Miriam (Gardner) (first w.), _____, P.R.38; Births, 630, Worth, Jonathan, s. John, Oct. 31, 1685. [h. Mary (d. Stephen Hussey and Martha), s. John and Miriam (Gardner) (first w.), 31st, 10 mo., P.R. 38; Births, 630, Worth, Joseph, h. Lydia (d. Shubael Gorham and Puella), s. John and Miriam (Gardner) (first w.), _____, 1696, P.R. 38.

18. Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Births, page 630, Worth, Jonathan, s. John, Oct. 31, 1685. [h. Mary (d. Stephen Hussey and Martha), s. John and Miriam (Gardner) (first w.), 31st, 10 mo., P.R. 38.]

19. Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Births, page 630, Worth, John, s. John and Miriam (Gardner) (first w.), _____, P.R. 38.

20.
Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Births, page 630, Worth, Joseph, h. Lydia (d. Shubael Gorham and Puella), s. John and Miriam (Gardner) (first w.), _____, 1696, P.R. 38.