Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Baptism ~ William Worship 18th March 1797, Fort St George Madras

FindmyPast have just announced the latest dataset of records to be added to the on-line collection. My first search revealed -

Image courtesy of FindMyPast -  British India Births 1797

Going in a closer on the image reveals this is the birth of William son of John Worship on 18th March 1797
Fort St George, Madras.

Image courtesy of FindMyPast -  British India Births 1797
I need to do a bit more research on the India Worship's.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Worship, John (d.1413), of Grovebury Beds. and Worplesdon Surrey

Earlier today I came across the following website - The History of Parliament. It looked a very interesting site and after I read through a few pages I went to the search box. On the off chance I added in Orlando, which is the name for my other one-name study - no hits there, but that was no surprise. I then inserted Worship.

The following is cut and pasted from that site. The copyright of that informations remains with the History of Parliament site and is provided here as an addition to the one name study.

What is interesting is that Worplesdon is now a suburb of my home town of Guildford in Surrey, so a lovely and interesting coincidence.

Worship, John (d.1413), of Grovebury Beds. and Worplesdon Surrey
Family and Education
m. by Mar. 1390, Joan Duylle, wid. of John Bele alias Fletcher (fl. 1363) and Walter Galoys, s.p.1
Offices Held
Yeoman of the royal cuphouse by 23 May 1387;2 usher of the royal chamber by 22 Sept. 1395-aft. 23 Jan. 1399.
Keeper of Guildford park, Surr. 17 July 1388-27 June 1391.
Commr. of inquiry, Beds. Feb. 1393 (goods of a felon); kiddles June 1398; array Dec. 1399, Sept. 1403.
Sheriff, Beds. and Bucks. 3 Nov. 1397-31 Oct. 1399.
J.p. Beds. 12 Nov. 1397-Feb 1407.
Collector of a tax, Beds. Mar. 1404.
Nothing is known for certain about this MP’s family background, although he may well have been related to Ralph Worship (b.1311), a resident of Worplesdon who, in 1351, gave evidence at a local inquest. One of the many rewards which John subsequently received as a servant of the Crown was the farm of this very manor, with which he possibly had quite early connexions. His career at Court evidently began at the time of Richard II’s coronation in July 1377, although we cannot tell what position he then held. Indeed, nothing more is heard of him before September 1386, when he and three other of ‘the King’s servitors’ shared the wardship of the estates, marriage and person of the young William Morewood, whose lands were then said to be worth 40 marks a year. By the following May, Worship had become a yeoman of the royal cuphouse, and as such received an annuity of ten marks assigned upon the revenues of certain land in Flint. Further preferment followed in July 1388 with the office of parker of Guildford, a post initially granted to him by the previous occupant, Thomas Tyle, the chief butler of England, and confirmed by King Richard a fortnight later. This appointment again bears out the likelihood of some previous association with Surrey, although Worship remained in office for less than three years.3

Worship acquired his influence in Bedfordshire, which he represented in no less than six Parliaments, through marriage to the twice-widowed Joan Duylle. She became his wife in, or shortly before, March 1390, as it was then that he obtained royal letters patent permitting him to cross to France for negotiations with the abbess of Fontévrault, who numbered Joan among her tenants in England. Joan and her first husband, John Bele, had leased the manor of Grovebury from the abbess for the term of their joint lives, and Worship was anxious to secure a similar title for himself. Either he or his proxy reached Fontévrault in the summer of 1390, when a new lease was drawn up in his favour. He had, however, to pay dearly for the abbess’s compliance, not only promising to assist the local monastic cell of Grovebury (which was a dependency of Fontévrault) with ‘counsel and advice’, but also undertaking to surrender 800 francs to the house’s agents in Paris. By then an esquire of the royal body, he found it comparatively easy to get King Richard’s official sanction, and in the following January his dealings with the abbess were recorded and confirmed in Chancery on the patent roll. None the less, as the property of an alien priory, the manor of Grovebury remained liable to confiscation by the Crown, and in 1403 Worship was summoned to appear before the royal council at Westminster to show by what title he held it. Concern lest his tenure might again be disputed probably lay behind his decision, in May 1411, to buy the manor outright, and he again obtained permission to visit Fontévrault, this time to discuss a purchase price with the abbess. There is, however, some doubt as to whether these arrangements were completed, since at the time of the confiscation of all the non-conventual alien religious houses in England, which occurred in 1414 after Worship’s death, the manor of Grovebury had already been granted to Sir John Phelip*.4

Within a matter of months of taking up residence in Bedfordshire, Worship became involved in the county community. In February 1391 he joined with two of his future parliamentary colleagues in witnessing a local deed; and in the following July he was one of a group of landowners who stood surety for Sir Thomas Aylesbury*. He entered the House of Commons for the first time in 1393, a date which also marks the start of his activities in local government. Even so, his principal interests were still at Court, and in his role as an esquire of the royal body (if not already as usher of the chamber) he accompanied Richard II on his first expedition to Ireland. Letters of protection and permission to appoint attorneys in England were issued to him together on 10 Aug. 1394; and it is interesting to note that he then entrusted his affairs to two of his neighbours in Bedfordshire—the influential lawyer, John Hervy*, and a notable rentier named Thomas Pever† (who later became one of his feoffees). Wages of 1s. a day were paid to him for the duration of the expedition, namely from 7 Sept. 1394 to 21 Apr. 1395, throughout which he remained close about the King’s person.5 

On his return he was dispatched to Buckinghamshire to uphold Richard’s interest in the wardship of the late Sir Edmund Missenden’s* next heir, an enterprise which involved him in such heavy personal expenses that in the following September he was given custody of the land in question rent-free as compensation. Having thus established a personal connexion in Buckinghamshire, Worship decided to acquire an estate of his own there, and soon afterwards he bought the manor of Dunton from the coheirs of the late Henry Chalfont. Although the sale was effected without a royal licence, Worship had no difficulty in obtaining the necessary letters of pardon, which he received in June Over the next seven years various members of Chalfont’s family confirmed him and his wife in possession of the manor, but since neither of them appear to have left any children, it was again put on the market when they died.6

On at least three occasions during this period Worship acted as a mainpernor for friends living in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire; and although his appointment in November 1397 a sheriff of the two counties cannot but be seen as yet another move by King Richard to strengthen his hand in the localities, Worship was certainly far more than a mere placeman. His position at Court was, no doubt, in part the reason for his election to the two Parliaments of that year, and it also helps to account for his inclusion on the Bedfordshire commission of the peace (issued just nine days after he became sheriff): but he had also by then become an established figure in the area, where he seems to have commanded support in his own right as well as in that of his royal master. Even so, his loyalty and commitment to the court party stand out as the dominant features of his career; and he took his seat in the second Parliament of 1397 as one of the most implacable enemies of the Lords Appellant of 1388, who then themselves fell victim to their own weapon, the bill of appeal. In view of his political sympathies, it is perhaps surprising to find Worship’s name among those who, in the summer of 1398, decided to sue out royal letters of pardon. He probably did this as a matter of routine, although he may have been concerned to obtain protection because of official misdemeanours as sheriff. At all events, the King continued to hold him in great esteem, and in January 1399 he was granted the manor of Worplesdon to hold free of rent for the rest of his life. The award was made on the surrender of his earlier annuity of ten marks, but since the manor then bore an approximate valuation of between £20 and £30 p.a., his financial position still improved dramatically.7

Because of his duties as sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Worship did not take part in King Richard’s second Irish expedition, which set out in the spring of 1399, leaving the country exposed to invasion by Henry of Bolingbroke and his supporters. With his personal fortunes so closely linked to those of the Court, Worship needed no prompting to take up arms against the usurper, and he hurriedly raised a force of six knights, 46 esquires and 66 archers. For most of July he and his men remained in attendance upon the duke of York, whom Richard had left behind asCustos Anglie, but as all hopes of effective resistance collapsed the entire force threw in its lot with the Lancastrian cause, and accepted Bolingbroke’s seizure as a fait accompli. The newly crowned Henry IV was too shrewd to countenance all but the most limited political reprisals, and Worship suffered very little through the change of regime. Although he lost his place at Court and was removed as sheriff, he did retain the manor of Worplesdon; and, moreover, he kept his seat on the bench. His value as an experienced administrator was certainly never questioned, for within a few weeks of Henry’s coronation he served on a commission of array in Bedfordshire. In 1400 Worship obtained a writ of supersedeas halting proceedings begun against him in the Exchequer as a result of administrative confusion over the surrender of certain documents. He retired from public life in 1407, the date of his last return to Parliament, and died in, or just before, July 1413, when Sir John Phelip had taken possession of Grovebury.8
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: C.R.
Variants: Wership, Wurschipp.
1.VCH Beds. iii. 403; CPR, 1388-92, p. 361; CCR, 1389-92, p. 363.
2.DKR, xxxvi. 540.
3.CIPM, ix. 451-2; CPR, 1385-9, pp. 220, 306-7, 493-4; 1388-92, p. 448.
4.CPR, 1388-92, pp. 234, 361; 1408-13, p. 296; CCR, 1389-92, p. 363; VCH Beds. iii. 403;PPC, i. 199.
5.E101/402/20 mm. 37d-38; CCR, 1389-92, pp. 488, 538; CPR, 1391-6, pp. 486-7.
6.CPR, 1391-6, pp. 619, 718; VCH Bucks. iii. 349.
7.C67/30 m. 6; CCR, 1391-6, p. 479; 1396-9, p. 229; CPR, 1396-9, p. 470; CFR, xi. 204;Feudal Aids, vi. 389, 518.
8.E364/35 rot. 4; CPR, 1399-1401, p. 42; CCR, 1399-1402, p. 290; CFR, xiv. 32-33.

Source of Information HERE

Friday, March 08, 2013

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Verelet Worship

Year Of Admission:1890
Year Of Leaving:1891
Year Of Commission:1892
Type:Register Entry

Sandhurst Collection Registers

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Death - William Worship 1822

Burial Year 1822
First Names
Surname Worship
Date of Death
27 - Dec
Serj Major Wm. Worship.
Transcribed By
FIBIS Volunteers

Source Information

IOR Reference None
Source Name
East India Register
Source Year 1824
Source Edition
Source Presidency
Source Event

Directory - John Worship 1768

Presidency Bengal
Surname Worship
First Names John
Date C.Cadet.1768
Page Number 524
Transcribed By
FIBIS Member

Source Name Index to the "List of the Officers of the Bengal Army, 1754-1834" by V.C.P. Hodson - Volume 4
Source Presidency Bengal
IOR reference
LDS Film number 845177 - 78 - 79

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Walter Worship - Rector

Rectors of the Parish Church of St Mary, Hardwick, Buckinghamshire
1400 - Walter Worship

Rectors & Vicars of the Parish Church of St John the Evangelist, Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire
1397 - Walter Worship

The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham" by George Lipscomb published 1847

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Surname Profiler - 1881 & 1998

Map based on data from 1881

Explanations of the details in 1881 are located HERE

Map based on data from 1998

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Worship coat of arms

Worship coat of arms
Originally uploaded by AnglersRest.
Source: Palmer: Great Yarmouth

“The Perlustration of Great Yarmouth” by Charles Palmer was published in 3 volumes in 1872. A “perlustration” is defined as “the act of viewing all over” or a thorough survey. It attempts to be a comprehensive history, giving much information about many aspects of the town and its area, including local inhabitants, events, customs, places and buildings.

William Worship Esq

William Worship Esq
Originally uploaded by AnglersRest.
Source: Palmer: Great Yarmouth

“The Perlustration of Great Yarmouth” by Charles Palmer was published in 3 volumes in 1872. A “perlustration” is defined as “the act of viewing all over” or a thorough survey. It attempts to be a comprehensive history, giving much information about many aspects of the town and its area, including local inhabitants, events, customs, places and buildings.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Obituary - Sarah Worship 1949-2005

Sarah Worship

TUPELO - Sarah Worship, 56, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 4, 1949, in Ripley to the late Sam Worship and Mattie Clemmer. She was a resident of New Albany for over 50 years. She attended B.F. Ford School and was a quiet spoken person.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the New Beginning True Bible Way Church in New Albany. Burial will be in the Adkins Chapel Cemetery in Blue Mountain. Serenity Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Gracie Ivy (Cornelius), Linda Worship (Henry) and JoAnne Worship (Kelsey), all of Tupelo; three sons, William Worship (Diane) of Ingomar, Stacey Worship of Mt. Clemons, Mich., Tracy Worship of New Albany; four brothers William Worship David Worship, J.P. Worship, all of New Albany, and Robert Worship who is still missing but from New Albany; one sister, Mary Worship Hill (Charlie) of New Albany; 16 grandchildren; her special friend and helper, Velma Betts and Martha Jane Simmons.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Nov/26/2005)

Monday, April 17, 2006

John Worship 1595-1599

I first heard of the Clergy Database web site at the Guild seminar in Plymouth.

A quick search reveals a John Worship, a Stipendiary Curate at Lewisham from 1595-1598 and a curate in 1599. The source for the information on the web page is given as PRO, E179/50 (Clerical Subsidy records)

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Henry Verelst Worship - Attorney at Law

A vellum Indenture on four large sheets being a Release of a Dwelling house, Shop and Warehouses in the Market Place, Great Yarmouth (subject to a Mortgage thereon) dated 25 March 1835, Mr James Harman and wife to Mr Charles Moore.

Parties to Document
James HARMAN, Gentleman, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Husband of Sarah HARMAN
Sarah HARMAN, Of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Wife of James HARMAN
Charles MOORE, Woollen Draper, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Thomas MOXON, Esquire, of Twickenham, Surrey

Other Names Mentioned in Document
Charles BELL, Commissioner for taking the acknowledgement of Deeds by women. Signed document in respect of Sarah Harman

Giles BORRETT, Surgeon, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Party to Indentures dated 28 July 1812 and 20 March 1828

Mr CRANE, Owner of adjoining property

Christopher Taylor ELLIS, Of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Occupant of adjoining property

Richard FERRIER, Woollen Draper, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Former occupant of part of property

William MABSON, Of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Occupant of adjoining property

Margaret MITCHELL, Widow, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Former occupant of adjoining property

Thomas MORSE, See Thomas MOXON

Thomas MOXON, Esquire, of Lound, Suffolk. A handwritten note at the side of the document indicates that Moxon should read Morse. Party to Indentures dated 8 October 1808 and 28 July 1812

Nathl PALMER, Commissioner for the acknowledgement of Deeds by women. Signed document in respect of Sarah Harman

Henry Verelst WORSHIP, Attorney at Law. Party to Indenture dated 8 October 1808

Document Signed and Sealed by
James HARMAN,Sarah HARMAN,Thomas MOXON & Charles MOORE

Witnesses (with signature to document)
John CLOWES, Solicitor of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Edward STAGG, Clerk to H Worship, Solicitor, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Andrew STOREY, Bank Chambers, Lothbury

F Worship - Sheffield England

Before Christmas last year Channel 4 (in the UK) ran a series called Not Forgotten about those who perished in the First WorldWar. There web site at has a search facility where you can check not only for those who lost their lives, but also those who fought and returned from the war. A search of the site revealed there was only one Worship listed, an F Worship who appears on the memorial of Sheffield & Ecclesall Co-operative Society.

Worship One Name Study

I Registered with the Guild of One Name Studies the name of WORSHIP in December 2005. The surname is the name of my husband's paternal grandmother. I've also registered the varients of WURSHIP, WORSHIPS, WORSHIPP. The database is a new one, but is gathering information from all across the globe.

This web page has a search engine, where you can enter a given surname and the site returns a map showing where the surname occurs. This is the results for the name of WORSHIP in the United States, unsurprisingly, the are no occurances of the name of Worship in Italy.