Thomas Longworth & Dorcas

Sally’s six-great Grandparents:

Thomas Longworth 1692 – 1748 | his parents
& Dorcas ? ca 1700 – aft 1742 | her parents
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

1692 – Thomas Longworth was born ca 1692.
Family tradition
says he was son of Francis Longworth of Creggan, County Weastmeath, Ireland.

Nicholas Longworth says he was born in England and settled in Newark, NJ.
It has been suggested that this Thomas Longworth, born in 1692,
was the son of Thomas Longworth [died 1705] and wife Deborah Youngs of Southhold, Long Island —
but then perhaps he IS nephew to that Thomas, and the son of his purported brother Francis.
[I have also noticed that generations are sometimes skipped in the recounting by descendents especially when all have the same name
as in this case Thomas Longworth. smk]

1718 – Thomas was witness to a document in NJ on the 16th day of March 1718.

Thomas Longworth’s wife was named Dorcas.
1742 – Thomas Longworth wrote his will 15 Feb 1742.
1748 – Thomas Longworth died in Newark, NJ 4 Sept 1748 aged 56 years,
having held several town offices.

The oldest burial ground in Newark, New Jersey contains the gravestone of Thomas Longworth, who died September 4, 1748, in his 56th year. His will, dated Feb 12, 1742, names his wife Dorcas and his seven children.”

entries in the National Cyclopaedia of American Biography,
The paternal grandparents of the elder Nicholas Longworth are stated to be Thomas Longworth and Elizabeth Royal, [her name was Rogers smk]
and the great grandparents in the paternal line are stated to be Thomas Longworth, who came from Craggan Castle, Westmeath, England (sic!) to Newark prior to 1742, and his wife Dorcas _____.

Hal Langworthy says this on his web site about this man:
The oldest burial ground in Newark, New Jersey contains the gravestone of Thomas Longworth, who died September 4, 1748, in his 56th year. His will, dated Feb 12, 1742, names his wife Dorcas and his seven children. I know virtually nothing else about him, except that he seems to be the ancestor of many, perhaps most, Longworths in America.

According to some undocumented sources Thomas came from Craggan, or Castle Craggan, Ireland, but there seems to be no evidence for that, and I think it’s just one of at least three possible alternatives:

  • There is an old line of Longworths in Bolton in Moor, Lancashire, England. Roger Longworth, the Traveling Friend, who died in Pennsylvania, was from Bolton, and Thomas may have come from there as well.
  • Some of the Longworths of Bolton went to northern Ireland with the encouragement of the English government. When that encouragement did not translate into support, some of them (along with many other expatriate Englishmen), left Ireland for America. Thomas Longworth of Boston (1723) was one of these and, as the undocumented sources claim, Thomas of Newark may have been another.
  • Thomas may have been the son of an earlier immigrant. For example, Thomas Longworth of Southold, Long Island, is said to have had a son Thomas of about the right age, and his family had dealings in New Jersey.”

Children of Thomas Longworth and wife Dorcas:
1. Thomas Longworth 1718 – 27 July 1790 Newark age 72 yrs
married 1st Elizabeth Rogers died before 1767
married 2nd Mary Ball 4 June 1726 -7 July 1817 Essex Co, NJ
dau of Thomas Ball
Mary was the widow of John Bruen
2. Martha Longworth 23 Aug 1724 – 12 May 1804 Bloomsfield, NJ
left children died
married 8 Dec 1714 John Sydenham 16 Mar 1714 – 1 Nov 1754 Newark NJ
son of John Sydenham and Susannah Handcock .
The American Genealogist. V50, p.196.

3. John Longworth ca 1722 –
settled in the island of Barbadoes, died wealthy, left children
a John Longworth lived in 1749 Rumbout, Dutchess Co, NY NYGBR 1937 p 291
a. Bethia Longworth bapt 1749 Rumbout, Dutchess Co, NY

4. Mary Longworth ca 1724
married two or three times but left no children
married at the age of 50 Cap. Nathaniel Camp

married last Thomas[?] Kohley died at Newark
5. Isaac Longworth 1726 – 1794 Newark NJ shopkeeper in Newark
married 1st Sarah ? ca 1731 – 19 Jan 1754 age 23
married 2nd 19 Feb 1761 Catherine Ogden 1726 – 2 Dec 1792 Hartford CT
dau of Col. Josiah Ogden and Catherine Hardenbroeck
she was married first to David Ogden, esq ca 1711 – 28 Jan 1750 in his 40th year

6. Samuel Longworth ca 1730 – tanner in 1757
who moved to Virginia & left two sons – one of them named Burgess
married Elizabethtown NJ 24 Nov 1763 Sarah Thomas

“Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey.” V5, p.36.
a. Mary before 8 Nov 1772
7. David Longworth ca 1732 – 1761
a Sea Captain, died in London of the smallpox, left no family

“Historic Morristown, New Jersey”; pg. 54,186,265,322
“Anderson-Overton” by W P Anderson. Cincinnatti – 1945 which included a transcription of a hand written paper re 1844 of Nicholas Longworth who died in 1863 re his family’s history.

1742 Feb 15 Longworth, Thomas of Newark, Essex Co will of :
Children Thomas, Martha, John, Mary, Isaac, Samuel, David (last four under age)
Land purchased of Thomas Ludington,
joining lands of Jonathan Pierson, Isaac Lyon, David Shipman.
Excs. Wife Dorcas and son Thomas.
Witnesses: Daniel Pierson, Joseph Riggs, Jr, David Ogden.
Proved Nov 25, 1748 Lib E p223.

1750, Aug. 6. Baldwin, Nathaniel, of Newark, Essex Co.: will of.
Wife Ester. Sons – Elijah, Robert, Joseph and Jonathan.
Land Joining lands of Sam’ll {Samuel} Johnson, David Ogden and Nehemiah Crane, near the water hole; meadow bought of ** Thomas Longworth **;
land in the neck joining lands of Stephen Baldwin, Nathaniel Johnson, Obadiah Brown, Samuel Penington and David Ogden.
Daughters – Eunice Beach and Jane
Land bought of Caleb Baldwin and his brother joining lands of Stephen Baldwin.
To the Rev. Mr. Aaron Burr, £20.
Executors – son Elijah and Joseph Beach.
Witnesses – William Turner, Silvanus Baldwin, Silas Baldwin.
Proved Nov. 8, 1750 Lib. E, p. 504.

Size Roll of George Washington 28 Aug 1757 – VA – French & Indian Wars
Samuel Longworth, Corp. Sept 1755, Norfolk, 25, 5′ 11″, tanner, New Jersey, dark complexion and hair, stout, thick, well made.

Isaac Longworth 1726 – 1794 | his parents
& Sarah ? ca 1731 – 1754 | her parents
& 1761 Catherine Ogden 1720 – 1792 | her parents
& David Ogden, Esq ca 1711 – 1750/51 | his parents
of Newark NJ and Hartford CT

Catherine Ogden Longworth 1720 – 1792
before the war

Catherine Ogden was born ca 1720 the daughter of Col Josiah Ogden and wife Catherine Hardenbroeck, who appears to have died shortly thereafter.

Children of Isaac Longworth and Catherine Ogden:
1. Catherine Longworth 1762 – 27 Nov 1782 New York City.
She fled to New York from Newark, caught a cold which resulted in her death and is said to be buried in Trinity churchyard, N Y City.
A memorial ring has this inscription: “Catherine Longworth, ob 27 Nov 1782 ae 20.”

?2. son Longworth
?3. son Longworth
said to have had two sons also. (Ogden Family)
Children of Catherine Ogden and David Ogden:
1. David Ogden no record

2. Caleb Ogden ca 1739 – [hatter]
1765 overseer of the poor in Newark NJ

3. Abigail Ogden no record
4. James Ogden no record
5. Jacob Ogden 10 Nov 1749 – 30 Mar 1825 Hartford, CT
married 1772 Jerusha Rockwell

“Here lies enterr’d the body of
David Odgen Esq who died
the 28 day of Jan A D 1750
in the 40th year of his age”

appeared in the NY Gazette 1 Aug 1763
To be SOLD, The Dwelling House, Barn, Garden, and Water Lot,
lately belonging to Col. Josiah Ogden, deceased;
situated at the most publick Landing in Newark, New-Jersey, on Passaic River;
very convenient for a Merchant, or one using the Seas:
The House is two and a Half Stories high, has six good Rooms with Fire-places,
besides the Kitchen.
Whoever inclines to purchase the same, may apply to the Subscribers,
who have Power to sell, and give a good Title for the same.


To be sold at publick Vendue, onMonday the 11th Day of April next, on the Premises;
CUT OF HOUSE THE Dwelling House of the late joining, situate at Newark, in the Col. Josiah Ogden, deceased, with a good commodious kitchen, a large well furnished vault, a barn, stable, henhouse, and about one acre of land adcounty of Essex and province of New-Jersey, upon the river Pissaick, about one quarter of a mile from an Episcopal church of England, about three quarters of a mile from a Presbyterian meeting-house, and adjoining to the most public landing in said town of Newark.1 The house is built of stone, and is in very good repair; it consists of eight rooms, all completely finished, six of them with fire places, one of the other two very large, and peculiarly well calculated for a store room, the other small and fit only for a bed-room. The vendue will begin at two o’clock in the afternoon; when the terms of sale will be made known, by

Newark, March 21, 1768.
–The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No.
1316, March 24, 1768.
Near the foot of Bridge street.

American Loyalist Claims abstract by P W Coldham 1980
LONGWORTH, ISAAC, Newark, NJ. He is aged and infirm and has an ailing wife.
Joined Army in 1776 and gave every service during war.
On evacuation of NY went to CT and was detained there
because wife dislocated her ankle;
after he had visited NY to look for a place to live,
found her emaciated with pain and fever,
and unable to be moved even a short distance until May 1786.
Then finding that they could not subsist in NY
they were compelled to move back to Newark
in hope that wife might recover dower from first husband’s estate
or part of her legacy; they were disappointed.
Claimant is now also lame from ill-reduced dislocation of ankle and fracture of leg.
His claim was considered in Halifax, but disqualified because residence in America,
even though other residents, including Samuel Bayard and Mrs. David Colden,
had received compensation.

Memorials: by attorney Peter Ogden 22 Mar. 1784 London;
by claimant 28 Sept 1787 NJ.

Claim: Half a mansion house and 10 acres near Presbyterian Meeting House in Newark, devised by father’s will to Thomas Longworth and himself;
half a salt meadow of 8 acres near Tompkin’s Point, similarly devised;
one third of wharf and warehouse adjoining Newark Town Wharf,
held by deed from David Ogden Jr
small store adjoining David Ogden, Jr’s house near Newark Church;
legacy due wife from her father Col. Josiah Ogden, deceased;
negroes, etc.

Evidences: Certificate that claimant acted as clerk to Purveyor-General during war
and that his house was used by Gen Hyde as quarters when Army entered NJ in 1776.

Deposition 3 Nov 1783 N. Y. C. by Samuel Ogden, late J.P. and Lt. Col of Militia
and Jonathan Sayres, late of Newark that they have valued claimant’s property.

Certificate 2 Nov 1777 Newark that claimant’s property has been sold to Benjamin Coe Jr, Daniel Baldwin, David Banks, and James Hedden.
Deposition 2 Feb 1786 CT by Jacob Ogden that in 1761
claimant was married to deponent’s mother, then the widow of Capt. David Ogden of Newark.
When deponent came of age in 1770 he went to remote part of CT
to manage forge for Mr Richard Smith of Old England,
and lived there until the peace. Mar. 1778 he set out for Newark
and in June found his mother and sister had been taken by a party of armed men
to an unfrequented place on Bergin shore, four miles from British post at Powell’s Hook—
Estates owned by deponent’s father David Ogden,
and grandfather Josiah Ogden have been confiscated.
Feb. 1784 his mother dislocated some small bones in her foot
while walking along a slippery path and since
has been unable to cross a room without crutches.

Deposition 28 Sept 1787 Essex Co NJ by claimant and wife Catherine
that legacy due to Catherine under will of her father was ordered to be paid by claimant’s father, Thomas Longworth.
Claimant never abjured allegiance to King nor took any oath to Commonwealth.
He will be 61 Dec 1787 and wife is aged 66.

Deposition same date and place by John Robinson and Caleb Sayres confirming the above.
Letter 25 Mar 1788 London from Peter Ogden to Commissioners asking leave to submit certificates from father David Ogden and from Dr. Jonathan Mallet confirming facts of case.
Letter 5 Nov 1787 Newark from claimant to David Ogden in London
saying he is glad Ogden is in good enough health to be able to travel as far as Yorkshire.
It is impossible to move Ogden’s sister to British territory;
the writer is so affected by her sufferings that he has been unable to do business effectively. “Could the King know what we have suffered and with what constancy
she has borne her sufferings, always declaring she approved
of the part I had taken in adhering to my allegiance to the King
and that she would rather suffer the loss of all her property
than to wrong her conscience and be a rebel,
I say could the King be assured of the above absolute truth,
I doubt not but some allowance would be made to render her remaining years comfortable…(A013/18/412-441).

Is this Sally’s seven-great Grandparents [or his brother]? or??

Thomas Longworth ca 1660 – 1 May 1705 | ?his parents
& bef 1685 Deborah Youngs d 1711 | her parents
of Southhold, Long Island, NY

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

Source and Ref: [Longwort] Immigrants to America before 1750 by Hal Langworthy
also library

1685 – Thomas Longworth was already married to Deborah Youngs

daughter of Col. John Youngs ca 1623 – 1697 and wife Mary ca 1630 – 1689.
Col. John Youngs was a leading man of the community, and filled important offices, both civil and military. He was a magistrate, captain of the militia, and in 1662 a judge under the authority of Connecticut. In 1681 he was made high sheriff of Long Island, and was afterward a colonel of the county. He died at the age of 75 in 1698.” – Thompson’s History of Long Island

and grand daughter of the Rev. John Youngs and wife Joan.
Rev. John Youngs, one of the original settlers of Southold, was its first minister. He had been a preacher at Hingham, England, came to New Haven with some of his church in 1640, and in October 1641 moved to Southold, where he continued until his death in 1672, aged 74. Mr. Youngs was distinguished for his general intelligence, learning and prudence, qualities which joined with the strictest integrity and virtue, secured his almost unlimited influence in society.” -Thompson’s History of Long Island, V1, p.395

In 1685 Thomas Longworth was deeded 8 acres in Southold, Long Island by his father-in-law, and in the deed Thomas Longworth is identified as a carpenter.
In 1686 Thomas Longworth and his brother in law, Christopher Youngs, sold land in Elizabethtown, NJ to Henry Lyon.
1697 to 1702 Thomas Longworth granted and witnessed various deeds in Southold between 1697 and 1702.
In 1702 Thomas Longworth carried a message from the Governor to the Indians, asking them to come to New York for a conference.
1705 Thomas Longworth buried Southold Co, NY NYGBR 1916 p 349

Hal Langworthy further states that this
Thomas Longworth, and especially his in laws, the Youngs family, had interests in Elizabeth Town, NJ. Most of the early records call him Thomas Longworth, however the list of early settlers of Southold calls him Thomas Longworthy.

Children of Thomas Longworth and Deborah Youngs:
1. Bethia Longworth ca 1683 – 1698
buried 1698 Southold Co, Suffolk Co, NY NYGBR 1916 p 347
2. Deborah Longworth ca 1686 – 1697
?3. Thomas Longworth 1692 – 1748

Source and Ref: [Longwort] Immigrants to America before 1750 by Hal Langworthy

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