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Richard Woodward, Sr.

Male Abt 1636 - 1706  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Richard Woodward  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1636  Acton Parish, Cheshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1TH8-Q6 
    Residence 1696  Chester, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 6 Sep 1706  Middletown Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 6 Sep 1706  Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will written and signed at Philadelphia, Book C, Listing 36 
    Died 7 Dec 1706  Middletown, Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 8 Jan 1707 
    Will proved 
    Person ID I1697  default
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2006 

    Father Edward Woodward,   b. Abt 1610, Acton Parish, Cheshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Unknown,   b. Abt 1610, of England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Richard Woodward, Jr.,   b. Abt 1673, Acton Parish, Cheshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1752, West Bradford, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     2. William Woodward,   b. 1 Mar 1670, Of Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1705, Chester, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. Ann Woodward,   b. Abt 1674, Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Martha Woodward,   b. 31 Jan 1676, Of Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1775, Edgmont, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    +5. Thomas Woodward,   b. 1679, Of Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 1740 to 1747, Goshen Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +6. Edward Woodward, Sr.,   b. 1680, Of Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1754, Newtown Square, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Sarah Woodward,   b. 1685, Of Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1715  (Age 30 years)
    +8. Joseph Woodward, Sr.,   b. 1687, Of Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1715, Goshen, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +9. Jane Woodward,   b. 13 Apr 1687, Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1738, Concord, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +10. Mary Woodward,   b. 9 Mar 1690, Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1790, Concord, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    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

  • Notes 
    • BURIAL: Ancestral File lsits burial at Middletown, Dauphin Co, Pennsylvania, but this is unlikely as most of the Woodwards resided in Chester Co, Pennsylvania

  • 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).

    2. [S409] USGenWeb, PAGenWeb Project, ([online] www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/pa/) (Reliability: 3).
      Chester Co, PA 1696 Additions to the 1693 Tax List = "Richard Woodward" (neighbor is Robert Woodward)

    3. [S86] Woodward Genealogy, Holder, Nadine, ([online] http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mygermanfamilies/Woodward.html).

    4. [S100] Will Record (Reliability: 3).
      Woodward, Richard - of Middletown, Chester Co. yeoman. Signed with his mark Sept. 6, 1706; proved Jan 8, 1706/7. Wife Jane and son Joseph executors. Overseers son Richard and Edward. Other children Thomas, Jane, Mary, Sarah and Martha wife of _____ Baker. WItnesses Joseph Jarvis, John Worrilaw and James Cooper.
      Will abstract by Nadine Holder

    5. [S109] Encyclopedia of American Biography, New Series (40 vols.), Downs, Winfield Scott, (New York, New York : The American Historical Company, Inc., 1944), VOL XVII, PP 151-53 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S112] Early Church Records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, Launey, John Pitts & Wright, F. Edward, (Lewes, Delaware : Colonial Roots, 1997), P 37 (Reliability: 3).
      Concord Meeting Records: Richard Woodward, Sr., d. 7th da, 10th mo, 1706, age about 70

    7. [S100] Will Record (Reliability: 3).
      In the name of God amen: the Sixth of September Ano Do 1706. in ye fifth year of the Reign of Queen Anne over England &ct. I Richard Woodward of Middletown in the County of Chester and Province of Pensilvania yeom being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and perfect memory: praise be unto God for ye same and knowing the uncertainty of this life and desirous to settle things in order do make this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following viz: Imprimis. First I commend my Soul to Almighty God believing that I shall receive remission of all my sins & be saved by the Precious Death and merits of Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth to be buried in such decent & Christian manner as my Executors hereafter named shall think fitt & convenient. As for my worldly estate which God hath given me my will and meaning is it shall be employed and bestowed as by this will is expressed and I do revoke renounce frustrate and make void all wills by me formerly made and declare this my last Will & testament. Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Jane Woodward half of the profits that yearly accrues in the Plantation where I now live so long as she keep a widdow and when she marrys to quit claim said Plantation and my will is she shall ever after be Yearly paid out of the profits of the said Plantation in pounds current monys of this Province during her naturall life. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Woodward ye other half of the said Plantation during his mother's widdowhood and my will is he shall have and enjoy the whole Plantation (if his mother shall remarry) to the use and behoofe of him and his Heirs forever paying as aforesaid six pounds current mony to his mother during her naturall life. And ever after the the ffree estate of him and his Heirs. Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Martha Baker five [shillings?] in monys or a Cow equivalent to the sum. I give to my Daughter Jane Woodward twenty pounds current monys of this Province. I give to my Daughter Mary Woodward twenty pounds current monys of this Province. I give to my Daughter Sarah Woodward twenty pounds current monys of this Province. Item I give and bequeath to my Eldest son Richard Woodward four shillings or (&) a pair of gloves. Item I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Woodward four shillings or (&) a pair of gloves. Item I give and bequeath to my son Edward Woodward four shillings or (&) a pair of gloves. And it is my will that the said Richard, Thomas and Edwardshall quit all claims to the remaining part of my estate, real and personal. Item I constitute and appoint my well beloved wife Jane Woodward and my son Joseph Woodward my true and lawfull Executors of this my last Will & Testament faithfully executed and pergformed according to the true intent and meaning hereof. And do order them my said Executors to pay all my funeral charges and all my just debts out of my personal Estate as household goods &ct and then the remaining part of my personall Estate to be equally divided betwixt my said Executors my wife to enjoy half part of the said personal Estate during her naturall life and then to be equally divided amongst all mhy children or their Heirs. Lastly I appoint my son Richard Woodward of Thornbury and my son Edward Woodward to be my overseers that my will be faithfully performed. And I hereby state this to be my will and sett to my hand and seal the day and year aforementioned Richard Woodward his mark "R" [Seal] Sealed and delivered in the presence of ...Jervis...Worilaw...Cooper.
      Transcription by Nadine Holder and posted at http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~mygermanfamilies/Woodwill.html