Woodward Family, continued (page 3)
The Children of Christopher Woodward and Elizabeth Oldbury (continued)
Rebecca WOODWARD (3rd child of Christopher & Elizabeth) Rebecca was deceased by the time her mother wrote her 1620 will. Rebecca married John SAYER (SAWYER) of Battersey (living 1620). John is mentioned in his mother-in-law's 1620 will. In The Self-Fashioning of an Early Modern Englishwoman, is mentioned "The Survey of London," which states that there was a John Sawyer "of Battersea, Surry," who owned "the George Inn," on Borough High Street, which runs through the parish of St. Saviour's to meet London Bridge, one of the oldest roads in the London area and from earliest times well supplied with inns for the convenience of travelers. John Sawyer leased it in 1668 to Mr. Underwood and his wife Mary, at a rent of 150 pounds per annum. John had a long term lease of the property from Nicholas Andrewes. Mr. Underwood lived only a year, when he died. His widow Mary married Mark Wyeland of St. Saviour's Southward, and he was a tenant of the property when in 1670 a part of the inn and all the barns and stables were burnt down by a "sad and violent fire" said to have begun in some two and hops in a shed in the inn yard. As compensation for his expense in rebuilding, Weyland was granted a 40-year extension on his lease. Six years later "The George" was destroyed by a fire that consumed most of Borough High Street. August 9, 1676, there was a lawsuit over the matter. "The George" apparently still survives, having weathered the two damaging fires in the 1670's, as well as 'the fury of zeppelin raids during World War I." Rebecca and John Sayer (Sawyer) had the following children (all of whom were mentioned in their grandmother’s will): 1) John (Jr.) 2) Christopher 3) Henry 4) Edward 5) Robert 6) Elizabeth
married KATHERINE AUDLEY, their children:
Regarding KATHERINE AUDLEY: She was the granddaughter of Thomas Audley of Henlow, Bedfordshire, England & Agnes, his wife, as mentioned in The Genealogist. "Thomas" was a popular name in the Audley family of Bedfordshire. I have been unable to determine his parents, so far. Notes and Queries mentions: "Thomas Audley (1488 ? ... 1553), of Henlow, whose sons went into trade in London." The Visitations of Bedfordshire gives a pedigree of the Audley family, but it is impossible to verify the relationship. Thomas & Agnes had children: Thomas*, John, Jane, and Audrey. This 2nd Thomas was Katherine’s father. *Thomas Audley II died in 9 Aug 1603 in St Magnus-Martyr, London Bridge, Middlesex, England. In the National Archives at Kew there is mention of Thomas (II) “Thomas Audley v Christopher Woodward. Debts arising from property of Thomas Audley, deceased, and trade to East Indies...1601 or 1604” Thomas Audley II’s wife was Alice, and they were Katherine’s parents.
Christopher and Katherine [Audley] Woodward’s children:
1) THOMAS WOODWARD *(immigrant ancestor - abt 1649) (b.1600/1604-Lambeth,Surrey,England (probably) d.5 Oct 1677-Isle of Wight County,VA) married Katherine (see below)
2) William WOODWARD William is mentioned in his grandmother Elizabeth Oldbury Woodward's 1620 will. He was under 24 at that time. 19 March 1619/20 will of William Smyth of Wells, co Somst. Cloth worker, mentions Alice Woodward, daughter of Rd. [Richard] Woodward, and also Robert Woodward and William Woodward. William is also mentioned in the will of Robert Pratt of Welland, co Worc., gent. dated 31 December, 17 James I (1620) who calls him: "bro. Wm. Woodward; my sist. Martha." Robert Pratt also mentions Thomas Woodward. [that is all I know about William]
3) Elizabeth WOODWARD (d.1694/1698) married: Edward ASH (ASHE) MP, of London, draper (died 1656) (b.1599 d.1656)
4) Catherine WOODWARD (know nothing else about Catherine)
5) Susan WOODWARD (know nothing else about Susan)
6) Mary WOODWARD (know nothing else about Mary)
7) Anne WOODWARD married Sir Edward BROMFIELD , Knight, Sheriff of London 1626 (d.(will probated 1696) (see below)
THOMAS WOODWARD* (son of Christopher & Katherine) our immigrant ancestor, was born about 1600/1604 in Lambeth, co Surrey, England, died 5 Oct 1677 in Isle of Wight County, VA Thomas is mentioned in his grandmother Elizabeth Oldbury Woodward's 1620 will. He was under 24 at that time. Thomas Woodward is general supposed to have been born in the year 1600, although 1604 is the year deduced from a deposition he made in Isle of Wight County, Virginia on December 9, 1665, when he was 61. The details of his early life have not come down to us, but he seems to have received a good education. Thomas was an ardent Royalist, and left England after Cromwell took control of government. In Virginia he become one of the first surveyor's of the proprietors, and his opinion was highly valued among the council. Thomas was well known in London, being a Royalist, and was Assay-Master of the Mint in London in 1649, when Charles I, King of England, was decapitated. On October 23, 1649, Thomas Woodward was dismissed from office by John Bradshaw, so-called President of the Council of State in England, for refusing obedience to the unusurped powers, and he was replaced by Samuel Bartlett. A warrant of King Charles ?., dated July 12th, 1665, states that THOMAS WOODWARD, Assay Master under the Commonwealth, was then " beyond the seas " . . . '; at some plantation in Virginia upon the river called Yorke River." Many Royalists/Cavaliers fled from England and some of them came to Virginia, where they had friends and/or relatives already in residence. Subsequently, Thomas Woodward came to Virginia, publicly declaring that he would not see England again, until his majesty's return. In Sept 1649, Captain Norwood brought on his ship "Virginia Merchant," a group of Royalists escaping Cromwell, including Maj. Francis Morrison and Maj. Francis Fox of London. Also on board was: Sir PHILLIP HONEYWOOD, who "had some relatives then living in Isle of Wight County. They were THOMAS WOODWARD, formerly Assay Master of the Mint to Charles I, and Colonel Nathaniel Bacon. Colonel Bacon was the son of the Reverend James Bacon [rector of Burgate, Suffolk, d. 1649] and MARTHA WOODWARD, and a grandson of Elizabeth Honeywood who lived to be ninety-two years of age and was noted for her charitable bequests." [Martha was the daughter of GEORGE and Elizabeth Honywood) WOODWARD. "The first surveyor of the proprietors was THOMAS WOODWORD of York River, formerly of London." THOMAS WOODWARD in 1665 complained from Albemarle County to Sir John Colleton of the inconvenience resulting from the "erection of divers governments to have passage through one another's territories or inlets, as Maryland, having no inlet for shipping but through the Capes of Virginia." He also thought the Carolina Proprietors would receive the best profits from the new colony if for a time they allowed colonists to "take up…land…according to the custom of Virginia," by headright. He added that inducing planters to settle in towns would probably prove impossible, perhaps learning from Virginia officials' earlier frustrations but he nonetheless followed their lead in encouraging congregated settlements for safety. Woodward, with his Chesapeake experiences, became particularly important for Carolina. THOMAS WOODWARD of Isle of Wight was the official surveyor for North Carolina's first permanent settlement. WOODWARD never returned to England to claim his office although it was apparently kept open for him; for when his son JOHN died in 1665, King Charles II advised the Warden of the Mint that the office was vacant by reason of the death of John Woodward and in the absence of Thomas Woodward, who, if alive, is at some plantation on York River in Virginia. John Brattle was the exercise the office during the absence of Woodward.
The will of Thomas Woodward was dated October 5, 1677 and proven October 9, 1677, in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. He named his wife- Katherine; daughters- Katherine, Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel, and Philarite; sons-Thomas and John; and provided: "if my Sonn John hath left any Children in England I do give them Two full pounds apiece." [Will Book No. 2,1666-1719, p. 165] & [Blanche Adams Chapman. Wills and Administrations ofIsle of Wight Co., Virginia, 1647-1800. p. 17]. Thomas Woodward; Additional inventory of his estate, presented by John Giles & Philarita his wife. R. DEC. 9, 1681. [Isle of Wight Co. Will &Deed Book 2, 1666-1719, p. 22] & [Chapman, ibid., p. 21]. Thomas Woodward, Sr.: Division of his estate by Thomas Green, James Tullaugh, Daniel Long, & Richard Wilkinson. Mrs. Katherine Woodward's part; the children's part; Mrs. Philarita Giles' part, & Thomas Woodward's. D. Dec. 9, 1681. R. Dec. 15, 1681. [Chapman, ibid., p. 22] & [Deed Book No. 2, 1666-1719, p. 226].
THOMAS WOODWARD *(immigrant ancestor, abt 1649) (b.1600/1604-Lambeth,Surrey,England (probably) d.5 Oct 1677-Isle of Wight County,VA) married KATHERINE, and their children were:
1) PHILARITE WOODWARD * (b.1628) married JOHN GILES *-Burgess, Isle of Wight, VA (immigrant ancestor) (b.Abt 1624 d.1703-Isle of Wight County,Virginia) (our ancestors - see below)
2) John WOODWARD (died before his father, 1665) (d.by March 1665) spouse unknown. I believe it possible he had a son named John.
3) Thomas, Jr. WOODWARD (d.by March 1680)
4) Katherine WOODWARD
5) Elizabeth WOODWARD
6) Mary WOODWARD
7) Rachel WOODWARD
8) John "the Younger" WOODWARD
9) Henry WOODWARD (possible son? died without heirs 5 April 1662)
ANNE WOODWARD (sister to our Thomas, and child of Christopher & Katherine [Audley] Woodward, is mentioned in her grandmother Elizabeth Oldbury Woodward's 1620 Will: his daus. Eliz., Cath., Susan, Mary and Anne Woodward (und. 21). Anne married Sir Edward BROMFIELD , Knight, Sheriff of London 1626. Edward’s will was probated 1696. BROMFIELD of SOUTHWARK: This family claimed ancient Welsh descent, its ancestor being, as alleged, Llewellyn Aur Dorchuck, Lord of Vale, from whose descendant, Griffith, of Bromfield, ap Cadwygan, proceeded. Thomas Bromfield of Odomer, in Sussex, was the father of: SIR EDWARD BROMFIELD, knight, sheriff of London in 1626, and lord mayor in 1636, who married first, Joyce, daughter of Sir William Austin of Clevers Hall, Essex, and by her had one son, Edward. He married secondly Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of William Mitchelborne of Westmaston, Sussex, and by that lady had Charles, George, Elizabeth and Margaret. [Edward] married thirdly, ANNE, daughter of Christopher WOODWARD of Lambeth, in Surrey, and by her had another son:
JOHN BROMFIELD, Esq. of Southwark, who was created a Baronet by King Charles II, 20th March 1660. This gentleman married and had issue:
Edward, his successor
Charles, father of Charles, who succeeded his uncle Edward
Note, there was a Robert Bromfield (also spelled Bromffelld, Bramfelld, Bromfide) who was "woodmonger of St. Saviour's and Sevenoaks." "He commended him to Alleyn in a letter from Joan Alleyn 21 October 1603; rented a wharf from Lord Montagu at £5 a year, and received acquittance for his half-years rent from WOODWARDE, 22 April 1603, the lease dated 13 November 1586 being held by assignment (in which he is described as of St. Saviour's Southwark, woodmonger) from John West, 27 April 1601, and passing later into Alleyn's hands for £115." (more about Bromfield not transcribed)
Kent: Canterbury - Marriage Licence allegations, Dean of Westminster, 1558-1699 and Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660 to 1679 -
1672. County: Kent Country: England
18 Jul 1672 George Bromfield, of St George's, Southwark, Gent., Bachr, abt 27, & Mrs Elizabeth Woodward, of Stepney, Midx., Spr, abt 25 & at own disposal; at Bromley, Middlesex.
Interesting references (relative to the "other" Woodward family that were in Berks.....Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1558-1699: Also, for Those Issued by the Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660 to 1679 -By Joseph Lemuel Chester, George John Armytage, Westminster Abbey, Church of England Province of Canterbury. Registry of the Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Published by Harleian Society, 1886, page 22: 1616, Sept 18: THOMAS WESTON of St. Giles in Fields, Gent., & REBECCA WOODWARD of Westminster, Spinster; at St. Margaret's, Westminster.
It is interesting to note, in the same book, that in 1564-5, Feb 4, that the bond of "Richard BROMFEILDE & Jane Aorden (sic), of St. Margaret's Westminster" was signed by Richard and Andrew WESTON of St. Martin's in Fields.
2. Sir John BROMFIELD -created Knight Baronett 1660 (Anne’s son).
He had the following children:
+ 3 M i. Edward BROMFIELD died 17 Feb 1703.
+ 4 M ii. Charles BROMFIELD.
5 M iii. George BROMFIELD (d.s.p.). Kent: Canterbury - Marriage Licence allegations, Dean of Westminster, 1558-1699 and Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660 to 1679 Marriage Allegations in the Registry of the Vicar=General of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 1672. County: Kent Country: England 18 Jul 1672 George Bromfield, of St George's, Southwark, Gent., Bachr, abt 27, & Mrs Elizabeth Woodward, of Stepney, Midx., Spr, abt 25 & at own disposal; at Bromley, Middlesex.
6 M iv. John BROMFIELD (d.s.p.).
3. Edward BROMFIELD (John BROMFIELD, Anne) died 17 Feb 1703. Sir John was succeeded by his eldest son: SIR EDWARD BROMFIELD, who died suddenly without male issue (his only daughter, Joyce, married Thomas Lant, esq), 17th February 1703, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his nephew, Charles. He had the following children:
7 F i. Joyce BROMFIELD (m. Thomas Lant, Esq).
4. Charles BROMFIELD (John BROMFIELD, Anne). He had the following children:
8 M i. Sir Charles BROMFIELD. Charles succeeded his uncle to the title of baronet when Edward died 17th February 1703. Sir Charles Bromfield, who married Theodosia, daughter of John Stelle, esq., of Orton on the Hill, in the county of Leicester, and sister and co-heir of Samuel Stelle, esq., of the same place, but at his decease the Baronetcy expired. Charles married Theodosia STELLE.
PHILARITE WOODWARD (b.1628) married JOHN GILES *-Burgess, Isle of Wight, VA (immigrant ancestor) (b.Abt 1624 d.1703-Isle of Wight County,Virginia) (our ancestors) Thomas Woodward, Philarite’s father: Additional inventory of his estate, presented by John Giles & Philarita his wife. R. DEC. 9, 1681. [Isle of Wight Co. Will &Deed Book 2, 1666-1719, p. 22] & [Chapman, ibid., p. 21]. Thomas Woodward, Sr.: Division of his estate by Thomas Green, James Tullaugh, Daniel Long, & Richard Wilkinson. Mrs. Katherine Woodward's part; the children's part; Mrs. Philarita Giles' part, & Thomas Woodward's. D. Dec. 9, 1681. R. Dec. 15, 1681. [Chapman, ibid., p. 22] & [Deed Book No. 2, 1666-1719, p. 226]. Philarete Woodward, on 21 December 1678, signed a receipt for 4,000 pounds of tobacco in a cask from William Johnson "for ye maintenance of my child". By 24 August 1680, Philarete Woodward was the wife of John Giles of Isle of Wight County; for with her consent he executed a deed of gift to Jane, "daughter of said Philarete," of a plantation of 400 acres at Blackwater where Edward Hayes lived. Child of William Johnson and Philaret Woodward: Jane Woodward.
JOHN GILES *-Burgess, Isle of Wight, VA (immigrant ancestor) was born about 1624. He died 1703 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. John Giles was our immigrant ancestor. In 1695-1696 & 1698 John Giles was Burgess for Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. John is mentioned in Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia By John Bennett Boddie. Notes are too large to present here. Their son, WILLIAM, was our ancestor.
I welcome input on our Woodward’s...and will gladly share any information I have.
I tried to determine if our Woodward’s...of Ashford and Lambeth, were related to the Woodward’s of Upton, Buckinghamshire. To date, I have found no relationship. I would love others’ input on this issue. These Woodward’s were related to the Bacon’s. I include my notes (n pdf form), for anyone interested. Any additions or corrections always welcomed.