Lois Worseley

16 January 1760–
Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Lois

When Lois Worseley was born on 16 January 1760, in Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Robert Worsley, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Morse, was 24. She married John Wiswall Sr. on 2 December 1784, in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died in Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Wiswall Sr.
Lois Worseley
Marriage: 2 December 1784
Lois Wiswall
William Wiswell M.D.
Samuel Wiswell
Samuel Wiswall
Lois Wiswall
Eunice Wiswell
James W. Wiswall
Darius Wiswall
Susan Wisewell
Willard William Wiswell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1784Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 16
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 16
    "At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""
    Age 31
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Worsley in Lancashire or Worsley Farm in Rock (Worcestershire). The Lancashire placename may derive from an Old English personal name Weorcgȳth (genitive Weorcgȳthes) + Old English lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. The Worcestershire placename may take its name from a lost stream-name Worf + Old English lēah.

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

    Sources (10)

    • Lois Worsley, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Lois Worsley, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Lois Worslety, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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