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Thomas Woodford

Male 1614 - 1667  (53 years)


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  1. 1.  Thomas Woodford was born 1614, England; died 6 Mar 1667, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1632 on the William and Francis. First at Roxbury, the Hartford 1636, Northampton 1656.

    From Hale, House and Related Families:

    On 7 March 1631/2, Thomas Woodford was listed among those to be transported to New England, and came on the William and Francis with Edmund Winslow of Plymouth and Joseph Weld of Roxbury. He settled in Roxbury, Mass, where Rev. John Eliot, pastor of the church, made these entries concerning him and his wife:

    Thomas Woodford, a man servant. he came to . N.E. in the yeare. 1632. & was joyned to the church about halfe a yeare after, he afterwards maryed mary Blott. & removed to Conecticott. & joyned to the church at Hartford.

    Mary Blott a maide servant. she came in the yeare 1632. & was after married to Steward Woodford of this church, who after removed to Conecticott to Hartford church, where she lived in christian sort.

    It appears that both came over as apprentices in their 'teens, though Woodford must have been nearly of age, as he was made a freeman of Massachusetts Bay, 4 March 1634/5. Their marriage occurred in Roxbury, according to Eliot, and was doubtless before 1639, for on 3 Jan. 1639/40 Thomas Woodford was to receive six acres in the division of lands at Hartford, and his eldest daughter married by 1654; hence the marriage may have taken place about 1635-6.

    On 3 March 1640/1 he became the sexton in Hartford by virtue of a town vote which begins: "it is ordered that Thomas woodford shall attend the making of Graues for anie Corpes Desesed and yt no corpes shall be laid les then fower ffoote Deepe non yt be aboue fower year owld shall be laid les than fiue foote Deep. non that be aboue ten shall be laied les than six foote Deepe."

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    Thomas Woodford (1614-1667) = Mary Blott (1609-1662)
    Sarah Woodford (1649-1713) = Nehemiah Allen (1634-1684)
    Sarah Allen (1672-1724) = Joseph Strong (1672-1763) *
    Joseph Strong (1701-1773) = Elizabeth Strong (1704-1792) *
    Benajah Strong (1740-1809) = Lucy Bishop (1747-1783)
    Joseph Strong (1770-1812) = Rebecca Young (1779-1862)
    Eleanor Strong (1805-1863) = John Wood (1785-1848)
    Ellen Wood (1831-1877) = Franklin H. Work (1819-1911)
    Frances Eleanor Work (1857-1947) = James Boothby Burke Roche (1851-1920)
    Edmund Maurice Burke Roche (1885-1955) = Ruth Sylvia Gill (1908-1993)
    Frances Ruth Burke Roche (1936-2004) = Edward John Spencer (1924-1992)
    Diana Frances Spencer (1961-1997) = Charles, Prince of Wales (1948- )
    William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge (1982- )

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    Thomas Woodford (1614-1667) = Mary Blott (1609-1662)
    Sarah Woodford (1649-1713) = Nehemiah Allen (1634-1684)
    Samuel Allen (1665-1718) = Mercy Wright (1668-1728)
    Joseph Allen (1708-1755) = Mary Baker (1709-1774)
    Ethan Allen (1738-1789)

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    Thomas Woodford (1614-1667) = Mary Blott (1609-1662)
    Sarah Woodford (1649-1713) = Nehemiah Allen (1634-1684) 
    Sarah Allen (1672-1724) = Joseph Strong (1672-1763)
    Joseph Strong (1701-1773) = Elizabeth Strong (1704-1792)
    Elizabeth Strong (1727-1767) = Richard Hale (1717-1802)
    Nathan Hale (1755-1776)

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    Thomas Woodford (1614-1667) = Mary Blott (1609-1662)
    Mary Woodford (1636-1684) = Isaac Sheldon (1629-1708)
    Thomas Sheldon (1661-1725) = Mary Hinsdale (1665-1738)
    Benjamin Sheldon (1697-1773) = Mary Strong (1701-~1770)
    Mary Sheldon (1731-1805) = Joseph Lyman, Jr. (1731-1804)
    Joseph Lyman III (1767-1847) = Anne Jean Robbins (1789-1867)
    Catherine Robbins Lyman (1825-1896) = Warren Delano, Jr. (1809-1898)
    Sara Delano (1854-1941) = James Roosevelt (1828-1900)
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

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    Other descendants of Thomas Woodford and Mary Blott include Francis Folsom Cleveland, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Nancy Reagan, Harriet Beecher Stowe, J. Pierpont Morgan, Frank W. Woolworth, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Dr. Benjamin Spock, John Lithgau, Matt Damon, James Russell Lowell, Emily Dickinson, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

    Thomas married Mary Blott Bef 1636, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Robert Blott and Susanna Selbee) was born Bef 24 Dec 1609, Harrold, Bedfordshire, England; died Bef 27 May 1662, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary Woodford was born 24 Jan 1636, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died 17 Apr 1684, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried , Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
    2. Sarah Woodford was born Bef 2 Sep 1649; died 31 Mar 1712, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2