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RICHARD WOODWARD (d. 1645) of Watertown
Richard Woodward died on 16 Feb 1664/5 [Ref][Ref] in Watertown. [Ref] He married first Rose Unknown. [Ref] She died on 6 (8) 1662. [Ref] He married second Anne (Veare) Gates (contract 18 Apr 1663). [Ref] Anne, the widow of Stephen Gates, was probably born about 1603. [Ref]
Richard, Rose and two thirteen-year-old boys, George and John, came to New England on the Elizabeth of Ipswich, bound for New England the last of April 1634.[Ref]
Richard settled in Watertown. [Ref] He was a freeman on 2 Sep 1635. [Ref] On 8 Sep 1648 Edward and Anne Holiock of Boston sold their windmill to Richard Woodward of Boston. [Ref] On 26 Dec 1648 Richard Woodward of Boston sold his windmill to William Aspinawall. [Ref] Richard was on a jury in 1654. [Ref]
Administration was granted on Richard of Watertown's estate in 1654. [Ref]
Children of Richard Woodward and Rose Unknown:
GEORGE WOODWARD (abt 1621 - 1676) of Watertown
Parents: probably Richard Woodward and Rose Unknown
George Woodward was born in about 1621 if he was 13 when he came to New England in 1634. [Ref] He died on 31 May 1676 in Watertown. [Ref] He married first Mary Unknown. [Ref] He probably married second Elizabeth Hammond on 17 Aug 1659. [Ref says Apr] in Watertown.[Ref] Elizabeth died on 24 Aug 1700, age 66, in Watertown. [Ref]
George came to New England with his parents. [Ref] He settled in Watertown. [Ref] He was made a freeman on 6 May 1646. [Ref]
Children of George Woodward and Mary Unknown:
Children of George Woodward and Elizabeth Hammond:
DANIEL WOODWARD (1653 - 1713) of Medford and Preston
Parents: George Woodward and Mary Unknown
Daniel Woodward was born on 2 Apr 1653 [Ref] in Watertown. [Ref] He died on 31 July 1713 in Newton. [Ref] He is said to be of Preston in the Newton records. He married Elizabeth Dana [Ref] on 14 Jan 1679 in Medford. [Ref]
Daniel Woodward was a soldier in King Philip's war under Capt. Nathaniel Davenport and Capt. Ting on 24 Jun 1675. [Ref] He is on a list from 25 Nov - 3 Dec 1675 of men in King Philip's War from Cambridge. [Ref] He is on a 24 Jun list of soldiers in King Philip's War at the garrison in Chelmsford. [Ref] He is on a 24 Aug 1676 list of soldiers in King Philip's War. [Ref] He took the oath of fidelity on the first Monday of Feb 1677 in Medford. [Ref] He is on a 17 Jan 1684 tax list in Medford. [Ref] He is on a 31 Aug 1688 tax list in Medford. [Ref]
In 1690 Daniel was licensed by the selectman to open the first house of entertainment in Medford. [Ref]
A deed dated 23 Jan 1708/9 records Daniel Woodward's purchase of land from Capt. John Parke of Preston for 5£ 10s. [Ref]
On 11 Oct 1711 a Daniel Woodward was deputy from Preston. [Ref] Spencer [Ref] says that this is our Daniel. Caulkins [Ref] says that when Daniel Woodward of Preston died in 1713 he left a wife Elizabeth and 12 children.
Children of Daniel Woodward and Elizabeth Dana, all born in Medford:
SUSANNAH WOODWARD (1695 - 1790)
Parents: Daniel Woodward and Elizabeth Dana [Ref, p. 145]
Susanna Woodward was born on 23 Dec 1695 in Medford. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] She was baptised on 10 Oct 1697 in the First Congregational Church in Cambridge. [Ref][Ref] She died on 29 Apr 1790 in Canterbury. [Ref][Ref] She is buried in the Baldwin cemetery in Canterbury. Click here to see a photo of her grave. She married first William Adams on 2 May 1723 in Norwich. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 145] She married second, as his second wife, Capt. Joseph Adams [Ref] on 4 Apr 1728 [Ref] in Canterbury. [Ref, p. 145] Joseph was the son of Samuel and Mary Adams and the grandson of Lieut. Thomas Adams. [Ref][Ref, p. 145] He died on 3 Mar 1752. [Ref] He married first Eunice Spalding on 23 Jul 1708. [Ref] He was a prominent man and a large land dealer in Canterbury. [Ref]
Susanna was admitted to the Congregational Church at Canterbury on 2 Apr 1732. [Ref]
Adams, Andrew N., A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants: also John Adams, of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, unknown, Adams, 1898.
Admission & Renewals of Covenant Extracted from The Bi-Centennial Celebration First Congregational Church of Preston, Connecticut, 1698-1898, Statistics of the Church Taken From The Church Records
Bodge, George, "Soldiers in King Philip's War," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, many volumes.
Caulkins, Frances Manwaring, History of Norwich, Connecticut: From its possession by the Indians to the year 1866, New London, The friends of the author, 1874.
Dana, Elizabeth Ellery, The Dana Family in America, Cambridge, MA, unknown, 1956.
Dumas, David W., "Bacon - Adams - Whitney - Kingsbury Family Record," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 138, 1984, 32-38.
Editors, "Town Rate of Medford," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 32 1787, 316-7.
Gallup, Jennie F., trans., Probate Records of Norwich, Connecticut, Volumes 13, Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.
Hayward, Kendall, "Richard Adams of Sudbury, Mass.; Plainfield and Norwich, Conn.," The American Genealogist 23, 1946, 141-149, Addenda 24, 1948, 193.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850
No author, History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts: With biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men, Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1890.
No author, Proceedings of the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Settlement of Medford, Massachusetts: Prefaced by a brief history of the town and city from the day of settlement, Medford, The Executive Committee, c.1906.
Pierce, Mary Frances, trans., "A Manuscript of Genealogy made by the Rev. Samuel Woodward who Died in Weston, Oct. 5, 1782," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 50, 1896, 300-302.
Preston, Connecticut Deeds 3;18The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636 - 1776
Spencer, H. Jay,Genealogy of the Woodward family, 1584-1926, Youngsville, unknown, 1926.
Torrey, Clarence Almon, "Stephen Gates of Hingham, Lancaster and Cambridge," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 120, p. 166.
Vital Records of Norwich
Vital Records of Watertown, 1630-1825. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.