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Richard Woodward, Jr.

Male Abt 1673 - 1752  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Richard Woodward  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1673  Acton Parish, Cheshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1TH9-RH 
    Residence 6 Sep 1706  Thornbury Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence From 1715 to 1725  Bradford Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ordinance 19 Mar 1737  Bradford Mtg, Bradford Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ordained an Elder 
    Residence 13 Jun 1748  West Bradford Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 13 Jun 1748  Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will written 
    Died 17 Nov 1752  West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Nov 1752  London Grove Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1597  default
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2007 

    Father Richard Woodward, Sr.,   b. Abt 1636, Acton Parish, Cheshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1706, Middletown, Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Jane,   b. 1647, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1715, Middletown, Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1669  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Esther Davis,   d. Bef 1701, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 13 Mar 1695  Concord Mtg, Concordville, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Esther Woodward,   b. Abt 1696, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Woodward,   b. Abt 1698, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Jane Woodward,   b. Abt 1700, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Deborah Stanfield,   b. Abt 1680, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1737, West Bradford Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married From 12 Nov 1701 to Dec 1701  Concord Mtg, Concordville, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    Married:
    • CHILDREN: Ancestral File lists two additional children: --Sarah (b.~1703 at West Bradford, d. 28 Nov 1769 at East Bradford), md. Evan Jones 22 Dec 1726 of East Bradford
      --Jane (b.6 Sep 1706 at West Bradford, d. at East Marbough), md. (1) Joseph Hayes 26 Oct 1727 at Kennett, (2) William Wickersham
    Children 
    +1. William Woodward, Sr.,   b. 1705, West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1769, Chester, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Elizabeth Woodward,   b. Abt 1706, West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hannah Woodward,   b. 1706, West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Woodward,   b. Abt 1710, West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Grace Woodward,   b. Abt 1714, West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. James Woodward,   b. 1715, West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1748, Bradford, Mckean, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     7. John Woodward,   b. Abt 1716, West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1769  (Age ~ 53 years)
     8. Richard Woodward, III,   b. Abt 1718, West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760  (Age ~ 42 years)
    +9. Deborah Woodward,   b. Abt 1720, West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Susannah Cureton,   b. Kennett/Newark, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 1741 to 1742 
    Married 29 Nov 1739  Bradford Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Martha,   d. 1755, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Sep 1743  Kennett Mtg, Kennett Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Old Kennett Meeting
    Old Kennett Meeting
    Photo of Old Kennett Meeting at Kennett Twp, Pennsylvania; Several Mendenhall descendants attended this meeting
    Beehive House [exterior, 27 Mar 2006]
    Beehive House [exterior, 27 Mar 2006]
    Photo [exterior] of the Richard Woodward Jr home at Thornbury, Pennsylvania, aka the Beehive House. The home is located at the intersection of S Concord and Brinton Lake Roads. The Richard Woodward family resided in this home until a new one was built in nearby Marshallton. Taken by Chad G. Nichols
    Beehive House, aka Woodward Home [interior, 26 Mar 2006]
    Beehive House, aka Woodward Home [interior, 26 Mar 2006]
    Photo [bedroom] of the Richard Woodward Jr home at Thornbury, Pennsylvania, aka the Beehive House. This room is believed to be the original bedroom of Richard Woodward and Deborah STANFIELD and is the likely birthplace of their children. Both the floor and rafters are original. Taken by Chad G. Nichols
    Richard Woodward Home [26 Mar 2006]
    Richard Woodward Home [26 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the Richard Woodward Jr home at Marshallton, Pennsylvania. The home still proudly displays "R.W. 1728," showing the original ownership and construction information. The home is located at modern-day 808 Telegraph Road. Photo taken by Chad G. Nichols
    Bradford Meeting [26 Mar 2006]
    Bradford Meeting [26 Mar 2006]
    Photo of Bradford Meeting at Marshallton, Pennsylvania. Richard Woodward Jr was ordained an Elder at this meeting in 1737. Photo taken by Chad G. Nichols

    Documents
    Early Settlement of Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Early Settlement of Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Map of the Early Settlements of Delaware County, Pennsylvania; Lithograph of Bowen & Co., Philadelphia. A map of most of the early settlers circa 1700 to 1750. Various families are identified in the map: Maris, Mendenhall, Pearson, Newlin, Stanfield, & Woodward:

    Concord Twp: Benj Mendenhall, John Mendenhall, Moses Mendenhall, Nicholas Newlin
    Middletown Twp: Thos Woodward
    Thornbury Twp: Richd Woodward Jr
    Marple Twp: Thomas Pearon, Francis Stanfield, James Stanfield
    Springfield Twp: George Maris

    Replica of the original map in possession of Chad G. Nichols

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: Ancestral File lists birth 1 Mar 1670 of Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania.

      DEATH: Ancestral File lists a separate record with death 1752 at "Thornbury, Chester, Pennsylvania"

      Richard Woodward, Jr. lived first in Thornbury Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, eventually moving to West Bradford Twp, also in Chester Co. He belonged to Concord Monthly Meeting originally, then moved his membership to Neward/Kennett Monthly Meeting and eventually to Bradford Monthly Meeting when it was formed in 1737. There are several other individuals in the area with the name of Richard Woodward, so all researchers must use caution, as they, too, belonged to Quaker meetings. There was a Richard Woodward who married Mary Coppock at Chester Monthly Meeting. This couple lived in Springfield Twp, Chester Co. There was also a Richard Woodward (b. 17 Dec 1673) who married Mary Nayle. This particular Richard was a first cousin. Richard and Mary resided in East Bradford Twp, Chester Co.

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Concord Mtg - 003441; Thornbury Home - 003435, 003436; Marhsallton Home - 003437; Old Kennett Meeting - 002839; Bradford Meeting - 003439

    2. [S409] USGenWeb, PAGenWeb Project, ([online] www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/pa/) (Reliability: 3).
      Bradford Twp, Chester Co, PA 1715 Tax List = "Richard Woodward"
      Bradford Twp, Chester Co, PA 1722 Tax List = "Richard Woodward"
      Bradford Twp, Chester Co, PA 1725 Tax List = "Richard Woodward" (neighbor is Richard Woodward Jun'r)

    3. [S86] Woodward Genealogy, Holder, Nadine, ([online] http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mygermanfamilies/Woodward.html) (Reliability: 3).
      Lists deathdate between 7 Nov and 17 Nov 1752

    4. [S100] Will Record (Reliability: 3).
      I, Richard Woodward of West Bradford in the County of Chester, Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman, being but weak of body yet of a sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend mhy soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be buried after a Christian like decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as for such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me withall in this life I give and dispose as followeth this thirtieth day of the sixth mon Anno Dom 1748. Imprimus my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully payed and discharged by my Executors hereafter named. Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Martha during her natural life one room in the manshon house to dwell in with liberty to pass and repass in and out of the same and also one bed with furniture and belonging unto it and the use of a large Bible during her natural life and then to return to my son John and likewise the use of the warming pan during her life and then to be returned to my Executors and also a small iron pot I give to her during her natural life then to return to my Executors and my will is that my said wife shall have firewood delivered her at the house cut fit for her fire and also twelve bushels of wheat yearly and every year to be provided for her and if she dwells upon the said premises to be ground and bolted and brought home to supply her with bread. And I also give her one horse and one cow and six sheep and likewise pasturing for them in the summer season and hay sufficient keeping for them in the winter season: and also the free use of one half the garden and the privelege of the orchard for fruit for her own use and also to be paid unto her in cash yearly and every year the sum of Eight pounds in two equall distinct payments one upon the sixteenth day of May and the other on the Sixteenth day of November annually yet with this proviso that at the time of my decease she shall have payed her the sum of five pounds at the time when it may which be allowed to be a part of the eight pounds per annum making the other payment that year to be the sum of three pounds and also my will is that if the horse she may chuse for her use do not suit her conveniency to ride my son John who I leave in possession of said plantation shall lend her one for her necessity while she dwells on the premises all which privileges and sums of money by me bequeathed to my said wife shall be levied and raised out of that part of my estate in Bradford where I now dwell. Item I give to my son William the sum of Five Shillings. Item I give to my daughter Esther Wilson the wife of Thomas Wilson the Sum of Five Shillings. Item I give to my daughter Jane Hayes widow the sum of five shillings. Item I give to my daughter Sarah Jones, the wife of Evan Jones the sum of five shillings. Item I give to Elizabeth Young the wife of John Young the sum of five shillings. I give to my daughter Mary Entrikin the wife of George Entrikin the sum of five shillings. I give to my daughter Hannah Underwood the wife of Joseph Underwood the sum of five pounds. I give to my daughter Deborah the sum of twenty pounds. I give to myu son Richard a tract of land adjoining to the land where I now dwell butted and bounded by lines which I give to him his heirs and assigns for ever if he lives to have heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such after his decease my will is that the said land shall be sold and if he leaves a widow one third part of the value thereof shall be payed to the said widow and the remaining part to be equally divided amonst all my children that are then living share and share alike. Also I give a large wainscot chest that stands in the house. Item I give and bequeath to my son John a tract of land and plantation in West Bradford aforesaid where I now dwell to him his heirs and assigns forever if he lives to have heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such after his decease my will is that the landand plantation shal be sold and if he leaves a widow one third of the value thereof shall be payed to her and the remaining part shall be equally divided amongst all my children that are then living share and share alike. Also I give to my son John one table and cloathes press, a pare of bedsteads and an elbow chair. Also give to my son John three horses with a cart plow and harrow with horse harness and gears belonging to them. Item i give a cross cut saw to my three sons and my will is that after all my debts are fully payed and discharged all the remaining part of my personal estate if any there be shall be equally divided amongst all my daughters share and share alike. And I nominate, constitute and appoint my two sons William and John my Executors to perform this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me made and do confirm this and only this and no tother to be my last will and testament. Signed, sealed, published and declared by Richard Woodward the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of Susanna Worth, Ebenezer Worth, Thomas Worth. /s/Richard Woodward (seal) 17th November 1752 Affirmed and proven.
      Transcription by Nadine Holder and posted at http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~mygermanfamilies/Woodwill.html

    5. [S86] Woodward Genealogy, Holder, Nadine, ([online] http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mygermanfamilies/Woodward.html) (Reliability: 3).
      Richard and Deborah are assumed to have married sometime in the 11th and 12th months 1701

    6. [S113] Early Church Records of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Volume 3, Reamy, Martha, (Lewes, Delaware : Colonial Roots, 1998 Records of Kennett Monthly Meeting, Londongrove Monthly Meeting, St. John's Church, and Great Valley Baptist Church), P 78 (Reliability: 3).
      Kennett Monthly Meeting: Woodward, Richard of Bradford/West Bradford (dec'd by 1733), m. 1739.9.29 Susanna Cureton, widow, at Bradford

    7. [S114] Early Church Records of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1: Quaker Records of Bradford Monthly Meeting, Reamy, Martha, (Westminster, Maryland : Willow Bend Books, 1994, 1996 (2000), 259 p.), P 128 (Reliability: 3).
      Bradford Monthly Meeting Minutes: 27th of 7th mo, 1739. Richard Woodward to m. Susanna Curiton of Newark MM

    8. [S113] Early Church Records of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Volume 3, Reamy, Martha, (Lewes, Delaware : Colonial Roots, 1998 Records of Kennett Monthly Meeting, Londongrove Monthly Meeting, St. John's Church, and Great Valley Baptist Church), P 78 (Reliability: 3).
      Kennett Monthly Meeting: Richard Woodward requested permission to marry Martha Heald, widow, 1743.7.30

    9. [S114] Early Church Records of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1: Quaker Records of Bradford Monthly Meeting, Reamy, Martha, (Westminster, Maryland : Willow Bend Books, 1994, 1996 (2000), 259 p.), P 131 (Reliability: 3).
      Bradford Monthly Meeting Minutes: 15th of 7th mo, 1743. Richard Woodward to m. Martha, widow of John Heald of Newark MM