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Witherington Early Origins



The surname Witherington was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times at Widdrington Castle. "High Trewhitt is 4 miles (N. W.) and Low Trewhitt 4 miles (N. W. by N.) from Rothbury. These places were in the time of James I. possessed by Sir Ephraim Widdrington: the family of Clavering held the former in the reign of Charles I., but forfeited it by their attachment to the Stuarts." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
As one would expect the eponymous parochial chapelry of Widdrington, again in Northumberland is of special note to the family. "This place was long the seat of the Widdrington family, many of whom at various periods greatly distinguished themselves against the Scots, and on other occasions. Sir William Widdrington, in 1642, was expelled from the house of commons for raising forces in defence of Charles I., by whom, in the following year, he was elevated to the dignity of baron; after the battle of Marston-Moor, he left the kingdom, when his estates were confiscated by the parliament, but returning in the service of Charles II., he was slain at the conflict of Wigan. William, 4th lord Widdrington, was attainted in 1715, for his share in the rebellion of that year, and his property, to the amount of 100,000, was sold for the public advantage; thus consummating the downfall of a family that had flourished during a space of seven centuries." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Witherington Spelling Variations


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Witherington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Widdrington, Widrington, Witherington and many more.

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Witherington Early History


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Witherington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witherington research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1716, 1663, 1563, 1640, 1610, 1651, 1640, 1718, 1685, 1689, 1678, 1743, 1640, 1660, 1660, 1664, 1656, 1665 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Witherington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witherington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witherington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Thomas Preston (1563-1640), a Benedictine monk assumed the name Roger Widdrington while in prison; William Widdrington (1610-1651), 1st Baron Widdrington; and his son, Ralph Widdrington ( c. 1640-1718), Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed (1685-1689); Baron William Widdrington (1678-1743), 4th Baron Widdrington of...

Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Witherington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Witherington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Witherington settled in Jamaica in 1654
  • Anne Witherington and her husband settled in Barbados in 1668

Witherington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Witherington, who landed in Virginia in 1716
  • Henry and Jane Witherington settled in New England in 1747
  • John Witherington settled in Maryland in 1774

Witherington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Witherington, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811

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Contemporary Notables of the name Witherington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Witherington (post 1700)



  • Ben Witherington III (b. 1951), American New Testament scholar
  • Benjamin Witherington, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Lenoir County, 1801-02
  • William Frederick Witherington (1785-1865), English painter and academic from London
  • Cecil Pearl Witherington Cornioley CBE (1914-2008), Paris-born, British World War II secret service agent

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Witherington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witherington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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