This volume of The Worthington Families of the Seventeenth Century covers the lines in Lancashire but also elsewhere in the world where their ancestry has been traced back to Lancashire; three in Lincolnshire, one in Warwickshire, one in Middlesex and one in Maryland, America. Volume 2 will cover the remaining lines.
Over a period of more than ten years members of the 17th Century Project researched original written documents, microfilms, microfiche images, and online databases which resulted in the accumulation of over two thousand eight hundred references to Worthingtons from 1560 to 1730. These were entered into ten volumes of one hundred pages each as a Register of Worthington References. From these references over sixty pedigrees were produced of which thirty two are covered in this volume. Each chapter deals with one pedigree and each person within the pedigree has an individual article devoted to them. In addition to the pedigrees there are seventy six illustrations.
As an academic reference work, this book is commended to the leading genealogical libraries of the world and to individuals who are researching their Worthington ancestors.
Members of the Project; Sponsors of the Project; List of Pedigrees; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Worthingtons of Worthington, Lancashire; 2 Worthingtons of Alcester, Warwickshire; 3 Worthingtons of Aughton, Lancashire; 4 Worthingtons of Crawshaw, Lancashire; 5 Worthingtons of Snydale, Lancashire; 6 Worthingtons of Kensington, Middlesex; 7 Worthingtons of Hindley, Lancashire; 8 Worthingtons of Adlington, Lancashire; 9 Worthingtons of Lathom, Lancashire; 10 Worthingtons of Scarisbrick, Lancashire; 11 Senior Worthingtons of Weeton, Lancashire; 12 Cadet Worthingtons of Weeton, Lancashire; 13 Worthingtons of Plumpton, Lancashire; 14 Worthingtons of Welbourn, Lincolnshire; 15 Worthingtons of Denton, Lincolnshire; 16 Worthingtons of Branston, Lincolnshire; 17 Worthingtons of Blainscough, Lancashire; 18 Worthingtons of Wigan, Lancashire; 19 Worthingtons of Turton, Lancashire; 20 Worthingtons (A) of Coppull, Lancashire; 21 Worthingtons (B) of Coppull, Lancashire; 22 Worthingtons of Standish, Lancashire; 23 Senior Worthingtons of Pemberton, Lancashire; 24 Cadet Worthingtons of Pemberton, Lancashire; 25 Worthingtons of Ashton-in-Makefield, Lancashire; 26 Worthingtons of Overhulton, Lancashire; 27 Worthingtons of Croston, Lancashire; 28 Worthingtons of Longton, Lancashire; 29 Worthingtons of Manchester and Maryland; 30 Worthingtons of Failsworth, Lancashire; 31 Worthingtons of Openshaw, Lancashire; 32 Worthingtons of Gorton, Lancashire; 33 Miscellany; Appendix A Table of Money Values; Appendix B List of References; Appendix C Glossary; Appendix D Method of Study; Index.