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Where did the McWethy's come from?
Posted by: Barbara Snow (ID *****9828) Date: September 11, 2004 at 04:08:01
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If your surname is McWethy the chances are very high that you descend from James Mackerwithey, who settled in Dedham, Mass in about 1660. He was a prisoner, taken during one of the last battles of the Civil War in England, the battle of Worcester. He was shipped to America, along with many other prisoners, as an indentured servant. Once he worked off his indenturship, he married, owned land and had children. His name was originally entered into the records as Macarory or Mackerwithey, eventually settling on Mackerwithey. The surnames of descendants take many variations: MacWithey, McWethy, McQuithey, McQuivey, Quivey, Withey, Withee, Weethee and less frequently, McWorthy. To find out more about the family, go to If you don't find your link there, post a query here giving as much information as you can aboud deceased family members. It is not wise to post information on living people and in general, information from 1930 or before is much more likely to give me data I can match than information from more current times.

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