Friday, April 19, 2013

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Changes to your Y-DNA Profile

Everyone who has had a Y-DNA test with Family Tree DNA now has a different haplogroup designation which you will see in a box on your MyFTDNA page when you log into your account. The changes result from the explosive growth in new findings as a result of advanced testing. For a detailed explanation of what these changes are and what they mean, please go to

Saturday, March 24, 2012

About This Blog

This website is intended to be a repository for information of interest to Southworth, Southwood, Southard families and researchers. All spellings are invited to participate. It will not contain pedigrees, since there are so many other forums that are more appropriate --, Rootsweb's WorldConnect, etc. However, I will be happy to include links to your genealogy websites and a paragraph (300 words or less) describing your particular Southworth, Southard or similar connection.

You are invited to browse... and to participate! Submit your information as Comments to this blog in a form that's ready to publish. My intent is to provide a clearing house so that all of us may benefit from the work of some.

Our initial entries are all provided by Mel from Australia. He has been doing some extraordinary work in England and he is happy to share the fruits of his labor.

Note that another venue exists but will no longer be actively monitored. That site is
Southworth, Southard, Suthers, Southwood, etc. Family Research.

All contributions are welcome. Please submit them as Comments on this blog. Submissions will be reviewed before posting, so please forgive any delay.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Southworth and Southard DNA

At least two distinct lines have been determined as a result of Y-DNA testing:

One line descends from Thomas Southard b. abt 1615 in Leyden, Netherlands, m. Annica Jansen (Van Salee) in New Amsterdam, d. 1688 in Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.

The other line descends from Constant Southworth, son of Edward and Alice Carpenter Southworth, or from an ancestor of Constant.

For details, please see Southworth-Southard DNA Project.

Monday, August 20, 2007

A Partial Post from Mel in Australia

The manor of MIDDLETON, from which HOUGHTON became separate in later times, was included in the fee of Makerfield. (fn. 4) It was assessed as a plough-land and a half, and in 1212 was held in thegnage by a total rent of 20s. in four equal shares, each of which appears to have been responsible in turn for providing a judge at the court of Newton. (fn. 5) The manor, thus early divided, was further partitioned later, and as the shares are not usually recorded in the deeds, nor the services due to the chief lord, it is impossible to trace the separate parts. (fn. 6) The greater part was early acquired by the Southworth family, (fn. 7) and their lordship is the only one appearing in the later records, apart from that of the barons of Makerfield.

Southworth. Argent a cheveron between three crosslets sable.
Two junior branches of the dominant family were seated at Middleton and at HOUGHTON PEEL. They seem to have descended from Matthew de Southworth, (fn. 8) a brother of Gilbert de Southworth, living in the early part of the reign of Edward III. Their possessions were acquired by the Southworths of Samlesbury in the 16th century. (fn. 9) Middleton appears to have been retained with Southworth, and to have descended like it to the present time. Houghton (fn. 10) was sold in 1605 to James Bankes of Winstanley, (fn. 11) and descended like Winstanley till the end of the 18th century, when it was sold; (fn. 12) Maire, Claughton, Greenall, (fn. 13) and Comber being successively owners. (fn. 14)
Henry Brookfield of Longbarrow in Knowsley had some land here in 1530 and 1547. (fn. 15)
The manor of ARBURY was held in 1212 by the lord of Lowton by knight's service, its rating being half a plough-land. It had been granted by Adam de Lawton to Geoffrey Gernet, who in turn had enfeoffed Thurstan Banastre. (fn. 16) Half of it was given by Thurstan to Cockersand Abbey in alms. (fn. 17) Afterwards the manor came into the possession of the Southworths, (fn. 18) and has descended exactly like Southworth, to the Brooks family. There is practically nothing on record concerning it. John Corless of Arbury as a 'papist' registered his house in 1717. (fn. 19)