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Richard Woodward

Male 1677 - 1739  (62 years)


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  • Name Richard Woodward  [1
    Born 26 Sep 1677  Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 26 Sep 1677  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate birth 26 Dec 1677  [5
    Baptised 13 Jun 1711  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alternate death Bef 11 Sep 1739  [5
    Died 23 Nov 1739  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I36880  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LMH
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2021 

    Father John Woodward,   b. 20 Mar 1649, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1732, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Robbins,   b. 1649, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1696, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Bef 1674  [6, 7
    Family ID F16763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary 
    Children 
    +1. Noah Woodward,   b. 30 Mar 1718, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1792, Sandgate, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F21673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "He purchased land in Canterbury, Conn., and he probably moved there about that time. He made a nuncupative Will, and son Noah was appointed Admin., Sep. 11, 1739." [Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, citation details below]

      "They moved to Canterbury, CT where he purchased land, 8 Nov 1708. He and Benoni Woodward are listed as first settlers of the vicinity, 1704-1708. In 1711, he signed a covenant, recognized as one of 'seven pillars' or constituent members of the church which was constituted, 13 Jun 1711. Canterbury First Congregational Church records show he was christened that same date." [Descendants of Richard Woodward, citation details below]

      We have no explanation for why Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown gives his birth as 26 Dec 1677 instead of the 26 Sep 1677 recorded at both Newton and Cambridge.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2230] Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870, on americanancestors.org. In print as The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Vols. 1-55, ed. Lorraine Cook White. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994-2002.

    2. [S5363] Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905.

    3. [S6107] Descendants of Richard Woodward, New England, 1589-1982 by Norma Slater Woodward. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982.

    4. [S1581] Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year of 1850 ed. Thomas W. Baldwin. Boston: Wright & Potter, 1914-15.

    5. [S1604] Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston by Henry Bond. Boston: Little, Brown, 1855.

    6. [S3973] Find a Grave page for John Woodward., says "abt 1673".

    7. [S544] Noyes-Gilman Ancestry: Being a Series of Sketches, with a Chart of the Ancestors of Charles Phelps Noyes and Emily H. (Gilman) Noyes, His Wife by Charles Phelps Noyes. St. Paul, Minnesota, 1907.