Richard WOODWARD (1590 – 1665) was Alex’s 12th Grandfather; one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Richard Woodward was born in 1589/1590 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. His parents were William WOODWARD and Elizabeth [__?__] He married Rose STEWART on 16 Feb 1614 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He emigrated with his wife and sons George and John on the Elizabeth in 1634. After Rose died, he married widow Anne Veare (Hill) on 18 April 1663 at Watertown, Richard died on 16 Feb 1664/65 in Cambridge, Mass,
Rose Stewart was born about 1582 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Rose died on 6 Oct 1662 in Watertown, Mass.
Ann Veare was born about 1603 in England. She first married our ancestor Stephen GATES I on 5 May 1628 in Hingham, England. After Stephen died, Ann married Richard Woodward on 18 April 1663. Richard was Ann’s daughter-in-law Sarah’s Grandfather. Stephen GATES II and Sarah WOODWARD were married exactly a year earlier on 18 Apr 1662 in Stow, Mass. so maybe Richard and Ann met at the reception. Ann died 5 Feb 1682/83 in Stowe, Mass.
Children of Richard and Rose:
|1.||George WOODWARD||1619 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.||Mary GIBBSON
1640 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.
|31 May 1676 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.|
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
|Abigail Benjamin (Daughter of John BENJAMIN)
1654/1655 Charlestown, Mass
|17 Feb 1695
|4.||Richard Woodward||1636||Jane [__?__]||7 Oct 1706|
Richard Woodward was admitted as a freeman in Watertown, Mass on 2 Sep 1635, and was listed as among the earliest of the proprietors. By 1642, he had a ‘homestall of twelve acres,’ in addition to being a grantee of nine additional acres. It also says he had, by 1644, a total of 360 acres, which were in what is now Boston. Ten acres were transferred to his son, George. Thirty-nine acres at Little Plain were sold to John Whitney (whose grandson would subsequently marry Richard’s granddaughter.)
On 8 Sep 1648, Richard Woodward, by then in Boston, purchased a Boston mill from a Holbrook family, selling it to William Aspinwall on 26 Dec 1648. Land that he once owned was later to be Lot 42 of Stoney Brook. Watertown, the place of settlement in America for the Woodward’s, is now a suburb to the northwest of Boston
1. George WOODWARD (See his page)
2. John Woodward
John’s first wife Abigail Benjamin was born 1624 in Heathfield, Sussex, England. Her parents were John BENJAMIN and Abigail EDDYE. She first married about 1640 to Joshua Stubbs. Abigail died 30 Oct 1704.
Abigail’s first husband Joshua Stubbs was born 1622 in England. They had three children, and moved to Charlestown in 1654 where Joshua died that same year.
John’s second wife Mary White was born 1620 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Mary died 1658 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass
4. Richard Woodward
Richard’s wife Jane [__?__]