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Elizabeth Woodbridge

Female 1714 - 1754  (40 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth Woodbridge was born in 1714 (daughter of Rev. Samuel Woodbridge and Mabel Russell); died in 1754.

    Family/Spouse: Rev. Ephraim Little. Ephraim (son of David Little and Elizabeth Southworth) was born in 1707; died in 1787. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Molly Little died in 1830 in Champion, Jefferson, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. Samuel Woodbridge was born about 1683 (son of Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge and Mary Ward); died on 9 Jun 1746.

    Notes:

    Graduated Harvard 1701. Ordained first minister at East Hartford, 30 Mar 1705.

    Samuel married Mabel Russell on 9 Dec 1707. Mabel (daughter of Rev. Daniel Russell and Mehitable Wyllys) was born in 1678; died on 10 May 1730 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mabel Russell was born in 1678 (daughter of Rev. Daniel Russell and Mehitable Wyllys); died on 10 May 1730 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 1. Elizabeth Woodbridge was born in 1714; died in 1754.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge was born about 1648 (son of Rev. John Woodbridge, VI and Mercy Dudley); died on 15 Jan 1710 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1645

    Notes:

    "Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge [...] was invited to preach at Windsor, Ct., by a minority of the church, about the end of the year 1667; ordained over a church formed by the withdrawal of dissatisfied members from the old church, March 18, 1669-70. He remained there, in the midst of many dissensions, until May, 1681. Married, June 3, 1672, Mary, dau. of Rev. John Ward, of Haverhill. She died Oct. 11, 1685. He preached at Bristol, R. I., 1681-6; and at Kittery, Me., in 1688. In 1691 he resided at Portsmouth, N. H., and in 1694 at Newcastle. He was called, in 1698, to Medford, where he was the minister for about ten years. Married second, at Hingham, Aug. 81, 1686, Deborah, widow of Henry Tarlton, and dau. of Daniel Cushing, who survived him. She was born Nov. 18, 1651. He d. at Medford, Jan. 15, 1709-10." ["Genealogy of the Woodbridge Family," citation details below]

    Benjamin married Mary Ward on 13 Jun 1672. Mary (daughter of Rev. John Ward and Alice) was born on 24 Jun 1649; died on 11 Oct 1685 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary Ward was born on 24 Jun 1649 (daughter of Rev. John Ward and Alice); died on 11 Oct 1685 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. Samuel Woodbridge was born about 1683; died on 9 Jun 1746.

  3. 6.  Rev. Daniel Russell (son of Richard Russell); died on 4 Jan 1679.

    Daniel married Mehitable Wyllys. Mehitable (daughter of Samuel Wyllys and Ruth Haynes) was born about 1658; died on 21 Dec 1698 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mehitable Wyllys was born about 1658 (daughter of Samuel Wyllys and Ruth Haynes); died on 21 Dec 1698 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Also called Mabel Wyllys.

    Children:
    1. 3. Mabel Russell was born in 1678; died on 10 May 1730 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Rev. John Woodbridge, VI was born about 1613 (son of Rev. John Woodbridge, V and Sarah Parker); died on 17 Mar 1695 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried on 19 Mar 1695 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Publisher of Anne Bradstreet, who was his sister-in-law -- sister of his wife Mercy Dudley.

    From Wikipedia:

    John Woodbridge VI (1613–1696) was an English nonconformist, who emigrated to New England. He had positions on both sides of the Atlantic, until 1663, when he settled permanently in New England.

    John Woodbridge VI was born at Stanton, near Highworth, England, in 1613 to Rev. John Woodbridge V (1582 - 1637) and Sarah Parker. John was sixth in a line of men by the same name -- all ministers -- the first of whom, Rev. John Woodbridge I, was a follower of John Wycliffe, a 14th-century translator of the Bible. He studied at the University of Oxford, but, objecting to the oath of conformity, left the university and studied privately till 1634, when he immigrated to America. Woodbridge took up lands at Newbury, Massachusetts, where he acted as first town clerk till 19 November 1638. In 1637, 1640 and 1641 he served as deputy to the general court.

    In 1641 Woodbridge of Newbury purchased the land "about Cochichewick" that had been reserved by a vote of the General Court in 1634. He led a group of settlers there in 1641. The settlers named the town Andover because some of them came from Andover, Hampshire, in England. Woodbridge was ordained at Andover, Massachusetts on 24 October 1645 and was chosen teacher of a congregation at Newbury. Cotton Mather said of him "The town of Andover then first peeping into the world, he was, by the hands of Mr. Wilson and Mr. Worcester, ordained the teacher of a Congregation there. There he continued with good reputation, discharging the duties of the ministry until, upon the invitation of friends, he returned once more to England."

    In 1647, Woodbridge returned to England and was made chaplain to the commissioners for the Treaty of Newport, in the Isle of Wight. On this journey he carried a manuscript of poetry by his sister-in-law Anne Bradstreet without her knowledge. He had it published in London as The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up into America, by a Gentlewoman in such Parts. The publication appears to have been an attempt by Puritan men (Thomas Dudley, Simon Bradstreet, and Woodbridge) to show that a godly and educated woman could elevate the position held by a wife and mother, without necessarily placing her in competition with men. The publication was though unauthorized and reportedly, on the publication of Anne Bradstreet's The Tenth Muse (1650), he wrote: "I feare the displeasure of no person in the publishing of these Poems but the Author's, without whose knowledge, and contrary to her expectation, I have presumed to bring to publick view what she resolved should never in such as manner see the Sun."

    Woodbridge settled in New England in 1663 and became teacher and assistant pastor to his uncle Reverend Thomas Parker, M.A. as minister at Newbury. Disagreeing with his congregation on some points of church discipline, he gave up his post in 1672 and became a magistrate of the township. He died on 17 March 1696.

    John married Mercy Dudley before 1640. Mercy (daughter of Thomas Dudley, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Dorothy Yorke) was born on 27 Sep 1621 in England; died on 1 Jul 1691 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Mercy Dudley was born on 27 Sep 1621 in England (daughter of Thomas Dudley, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Dorothy Yorke); died on 1 Jul 1691 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Rev. John Woodbridge, VII was born about 1644 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 13 Nov 1691 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. 4. Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge was born about 1648; died on 15 Jan 1710 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    3. Rev. Timothy Woodbridge was born in 1656 in Barford St. Martin, Wiltshire, England; died on 30 Apr 1732 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

  3. 10.  Rev. John Ward was born on 5 Nov 1606 in Haverhill, Suffolk, England (son of Rev. Nathaniel Ward and Elizabeth); died on 27 Dec 1693 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    In addition to being a third-generation minister, he was also a physician.

    John married Alice before 1640. Alice was born about 1612; died on 24 Mar 1680 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Alice was born about 1612; died on 24 Mar 1680 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    She may have been Alice Edmunds, a daughter of Nicholas Edmunds of Alkham, Kent. See NEHGR 24:189, but Robert Charles Anderson considers it unproved.

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Ward was born on 1 Apr 1647; died on 29 Apr 1741 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.
    2. 5. Mary Ward was born on 24 Jun 1649; died on 11 Oct 1685 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island.

  5. 12.  Richard Russell was born in 1611; died in 1676.
    Children:
    1. 6. Rev. Daniel Russell died on 4 Jan 1679.

  6. 14.  Samuel Wyllys was born in 1632 in Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, England (son of George Wyllys, Governor of Connecticut and Mary Smith); died on 30 May 1709 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    From the Samuel Wyllys Papers site (citation details below):

    Samuel was chosen magistrate of the General Court in 1654 and reelected each year. After Connecticut received its charter in 1662 he was elected as an Assistant and continued in that office until 1685. He often served as moderator when the Governor or Deputy Governor were not present. Financial distress from sugar plantations in Antigua led him to resign from the General Court in 1685. However, he returned to his position as Assistant from 1689 through 1692 and again in 1698.

    Between 1658 and 1670 he sat on courts that tried witchcraft cases and as an Assistant in 1693 he was one of three judges that granted a stay to Mercy Disborough who was later acquitted. When Connecticut's charter arrived in Boston in September 1662, Wyllys was one of the men that brought it to Hartford. He served as a commissioner to the United Colonies of New England in 1661, 1662, 1664, and 1667. In 1676, during King Philip's War, he was authorized along with Major John Winthrop and Thomas Stanton to negotiate for a peace between the English and the Indians.

    According to tradition, when Joseph Wadsworth took action to prevent the surrender of the Charter to Sir Edmond Andros in early November 1687, he took it to Samuel Wyllys's home. At the suggestion of Wylly's wife, Wadsworth hid the Charter in a hollow of an oak tree and then put the dog kennel at the foot of the tree. The tree has come to be known as the Charter Oak.

    Samuel married Ruth Haynes. Ruth (daughter of John Haynes, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; Governor of Connecticut and Mabel Harlakenden) was born about 1636; died before 28 Nov 1688. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 15.  Ruth Haynes was born about 1636 (daughter of John Haynes, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; Governor of Connecticut and Mabel Harlakenden); died before 28 Nov 1688.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mehitable Wyllys was born about 1658; died on 21 Dec 1698 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.