Woodward/Woodwoorde

Name origin: Wood-ward, a forest-keeper or officer, who walked with a forest-bill, and took cognizance of all offenses committed. The name LaWodeward appears in the Hundred Rolls, 1273.

Henry Woodwoorde


b.abt.1402 of Nedging, Suffolk, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Margaret Woodwoorde b.abt.1434 Norton, Suffolk, England m.abt.1455 Nedging, Suffolk, England John Munning

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John Woodward


b.bet.1471 and 1525
d.bet.1509 and 1561

CHILDREN included:

  1. Richard Woodward

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Richard Woodward


b.bet.1509 and 1552 Butlers Marston, England; s/o John Woodward
d.bet.1549 and 1599

CHILDREN included:

  1. Richard Woodward

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Richard Woodward


b.bet.1549 and 1578 Stratford, England; s/o Richard Woodward
d.bet.1601 and 1641
m.bet.1575 and 1618 Frances Marden
CHILDREN included:

  1. Nathaniel Woodward

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Nathaniel Woodward

b.abt.1590 England; s/o Richard and Frances (Marden) Woodward
bapt.Sept. 13, 1590 Childwall, Lancashire, England
d.May 11, 1685 Boston, MA
m.(1)abt.1610 England ukn
m.(2)abt.1638 Boston, MA Margaret Jackson
b.abt.1603
d.aft.July 18, 1661
m.(3)ukn b.abt.1590 d.bef.1636

CHILDREN of Nathaniel and 1st wife included:

  1. Nathaniel Woodward b.abt.1613 Ipswich, MA d.1694 Taunton, MA
  2. John Woodward b.abt.1615 b.1615 Ipswich, MA d.1688 MA
  3. Robert Woodward b.1618 Ipswich, MA d.Nov. 21, 1653 Boston, MA
  4. Sarah Wooward b.1620 Uxbridge, MA
  5. Ezekiel Woodward b.May 8, 1624 Boston, MA d.Jan. 29, 1699 Wenham, MA

CHILDREN of Nathaniel and 2nd wife included:

  1. Prudence Woodward b.1640 Boston, MA
  2. Thomas Woodward b.1642 Boston, MA
  3. Frances Woodward b.1644 Ipswich, MA

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Ezekiel Woodward

b.May 8, 1624 Boston, MA
d.Jan. 29, 1698/9 Wenham, MA
m.(1)Jan. 1650 in Boston, MA Anne Beamsley; d/o William Beamsley and Ann ______
b.Feb.13, 1633 Boston, MA
d.1679 Ipswich, MA
m(2) Dec. 20, 1672 in Wenham, MA Elizabeth Solart; widow of John Solart
m.(3)June 1679 Elizabeth Piper

CHILDREN of Ezekiel and Anne:

  1. Anna Woodward b.Aug. 10, 1651 Boston, MA
  2. Sarah Woodward b.1653 Boston, MA
  3. Margaret Woodward b.Feb. 24, 1655 Boston, MA d.May 22, 1716 Scarborough, ME m.Oct. 20, 1670 Ipswich, MA Ensign William Andrews
  4. Elizabeth Woodward b.Oct. 12, 1657 Boston, MA d.Dec. 3, 1678
  5. Prudence Woodward b.Apr. 4, 1660 Boston, MA
  6. Martha Woodward b.May 3, 1662 Ipswich, MA
  7. Mary Woodward b.Dec. 8, 1664 Ipswich, MA d.Nov. 1, 1721
  8. Ezeliel Woodward b.Aug. 8, 1666 Ipswich, MA d.Jan. 13, 1743 Gloucester, MA
  9. Rachel Woodward b.Jan. 20, 1668 Ipswich, MA

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: EZEKIEL, resident of Boston, Mass., 1654.
NATHANIEL, mathematician and surveyor, resident Boston, Mass., 1630.

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