Birth: Constant Southworth was born about 1614, based on his date of marriage.
Death: He died on March 11, 1678/9, in Duxbury.
Ship: possibly White Angel, 1628
Life in England: In August 1620, Robert Cushman wrote a letter to Edward Southworth, addressing it to Heneage House in London. It is unclear whether Edward Southworth died there or returned to Leiden.
Life in Holland: Constant Southworth was the son of Edward and Alice (Carpenter) Southworth, married in Leiden on May 28, 1613. His father was a say worker [weaver] there.The family attempted to emigrate to New England in 1620, but apparently abandoned the voyage at London.
Life in New England: Alice Southworth emigrated to Plymouth Colony in 1623, leaving her two sons behind, either in England or Leiden. She married Governor William Bradford as his second wife that same year. Constant came to Plymouth in 1628, where he was admitted a freeman on January 1, 1637/8. He moved to Duxbury by 1639. Constant held many influential and high-ranking positions in the Plymouth Colony government for many years, including Governor’s assistant, colony treasurer and deputy for Duxbury to the Plymouth court. He was also a frequent committee member. At his death he owned a grist mill and land in Duxbury, Eastham, Marshfield, and Taunton.
Family: Constant Southworth married Elizabeth Collier on November 2, 1637, in Plymouth and had eight children. She died after February 20, 1678/9.
Children of Constant and Elizabeth Southworth: