Dorothy Rigglesworth

6 August 1620–1652 (Age 31)
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Dorothy

When Dorothy Rigglesworth was born on 6 August 1620, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Peter Rigglesworth, was 46 and her mother, Jane Hallam, was 35. She died in 1652, in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 32.

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Peter Rigglesworth
Jane Hallam
Dorothy Rigglesworth
Mary Riggelsworth
Mary Rigglesworth

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Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Wigglesworth in North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Winchelesuuorde, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Wincel meaning ‘child’ + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.History: Michael Wigglesworth (1631–1705), Puritan poet and preacher, was brought from Yorkshire to New England as a child in 1638. His first home was in Charlestown, MA; subsequently, he settled in New Haven, CT. From 1651 onward he was a fellow of Harvard College; in 1654 he was appointed minister at Malden, MA. His son and grandson, both named Edward were professors of divinity at Harvard.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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