Lt. Edward Woodman

Male 1606 - 1692  (~ 81 years)


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  • Christened 27 Dec 1606  St. Bartholomew's Church, Corsham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    St. Bartholomew's Church, Corham, England
    St. Bartholomew's Church, Corham, England
    The area occupied by St. Bart’s church has been a centre of Christian worship for over one thousand years. There was certainly a Saxon church on this site long before the Normans invaded England in 1066 A.D. It is recorded that William the Conqueror granted the church at Corsham to the Abbey of St. Stephen at Caen in Normandy. The present building dates from the middle of the twelfth century, but there have been many changes and additions since then, ending with a major restoration in Victorian times.
    Immigration Abt 1635  [1
    History 1636  [1, 3, 5, 6
    Usually styled "Mr." indicating a good position in the community. Only fifteen of the original 91 grantees of Newbury were entitled to be called "Mr.
    Offices Held 1636  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    1636 - Selectman This was Newbury's first board of Selectman, then called "the seven men."
    1636 - Representative to the Massachusetts General Court from Newbury. He served again in 1636, 1637, 1639, 1643, 1659, 1660, 1664, and 1670.
    1638 - Selectman
    1638 - Commissioner to End Small Causes. He held this office again in 1638, 1641, and 1650.
    1647 - Moderator
    1652 - Member of the School Committee 
    Freeman 25 May 1636  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9
    Military 17 May 1637  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7
    He was promoted to Lieutenant in the Newbury Militia Company, the date being recorded as 12 (1) 1637/1638. 
    Occupation 12 Mar 1637/38  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    He was licensed to sell strong drink, the date being recorded as 17 (3) 1637. 
    History 6 Sep 1638  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    He applied to aid the magistrates in execution of court decrees. 
    Religion 1669  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    Edward was the leader of the opposition to the Rev. Thomas Parker's attempt to change the church government from Congregationalism to something akin to Presbyterianism. 
    Religion 1674  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Edward and Joanna became members of the Church. 
    History 1678  [6
    Edward took the Oath of Fidelity and Allegiance in 1678 giving his age as 60 years. 
    Occupation 1681  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    He was commissioned by the state to see people marry. In 1681 he wrote: "An unprofitable commission; I quickly laid aside the worke, which has cost me many a bottle of sacke and liquor, where friends and acquaintances have been concerned." It may be noted that in that period in Massachusetts, people were not married by ministers in the church. 
    Land 25 Mar 1681  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    He deeded land to his son, Sgt. Jonathan Woodman, "My now dwelling-house, houses and barns and orchard and pasture, and all my plow land lying by and adjoining to the said houses, as also all the plow lands upon the northwest side of the street lying upon the westward side of my house, the said street being vulgarly called the Newstreet." The consideration for this conveyance was "natural and fatherly love and affection" and "twenty pounds which is yearly to be paid during the time of my own and my wife's natural life." This street is now called Kent Street in Newbury. 
    Address:
    Woodman's Lane  
    Living Feb 1687/88  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 9
    Died Aug 1688 to 3 Jul 1692  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 9
    • There is much speculation on the date of his death, some giving a date as late as 1694.
    Buried Burying Ground of the First Settlers, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • In memory of
      MR. EDWARD WOODMAN
      who came from England and
      settled in Newbury in 1635.
      "A man of talents, influence,
      firmness and secision."
      He served faithfully for many years
      as Selectman, Deputy to the General
      Court and Commissioner
      He died about 1690
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I671  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2019 

    Father Edward Woodman,   c. 9 Oct 1574, Corsham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Collet Mallet,   b. Abt 1579, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 5 Jul 1611, Corsham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1600  Corsham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna Salway,   b. Abt 1614, Christian Malford, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 23 Feb 1687/88, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 10
    Children 
    +1. Edward Woodman,   b. 14 Mar 1628, Christian Malford, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1694, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Jane Woodman,   b. Abt 1630, Corsham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 4 Jul 1633, Corsham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
     3. John Woodman,   b. Abt 1634, Corsham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1706, Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     4. Joshua Woodman,   b. Abt 1636, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1703, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     5. Mary Woodman,   b. Abt 1638/39, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Sarah Woodman,   b. 12 Jan 1641/42, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jonathan Woodman,   b. 5 Nov 1643, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ruth Woodman,   b. 28 Mar 1646, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 Dec 1606 - St. Bartholomew's Church, Corsham, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1628 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - 1636 - Selectman This was Newbury's first board of Selectman, then called "the seven men." 1636 - Representative to the Massachusetts General Court from Newbury. He served again in 1636, 1637, 1639, 1643, 1659, 1660, 1664, and 1670. 1638 - Selectman 1638 - Commissioner to End Small Causes. He held this office again in 1638, 1641, and 1650. 1647 - Moderator 1652 - Member of the School Committee - 1636 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 25 May 1636 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - He was promoted to Lieutenant in the Newbury Militia Company, the date being recorded as 12 (1) 1637/1638. - 17 May 1637 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He was licensed to sell strong drink, the date being recorded as 17 (3) 1637. - 12 Mar 1637/38 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - He applied to aid the magistrates in execution of court decrees. - 6 Sep 1638 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Edward was the leader of the opposition to the Rev. Thomas Parker's attempt to change the church government from Congregationalism to something akin to Presbyterianism. - 1669 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Edward and Joanna became members of the Church. - 1674 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He was commissioned by the state to see people marry. In 1681 he wrote: "An unprofitable commission; I quickly laid aside the worke, which has cost me many a bottle of sacke and liquor, where friends and acquaintances have been concerned." It may be noted that in that period in Massachusetts, people were not married by ministers in the church. - 1681 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - He deeded land to his son, Sgt. Jonathan Woodman, "My now dwelling-house, houses and barns and orchard and pasture, and all my plow land lying by and adjoining to the said houses, as also all the plow lands upon the northwest side of the street lying upon the westward side of my house, the said street being vulgarly called the Newstreet." The consideration for this conveyance was "natural and fatherly love and affection" and "twenty pounds which is yearly to be paid during the time of my own and my wife's natural life." This street is now called Kent Street in Newbury. - 25 Mar 1681 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - Feb 1687/88 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aug 1688 to 3 Jul 1692 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Burying Ground of the First Settlers, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S794] Moriarty, G. Andrews. "Genealogical Research in England - The Woodman Family", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XCVII, 1943).

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    3. [S398] Woodman, John A. Genealogy and History of the Descendants of Mr. Edward Woodman who settled at Ould Newbury Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1635, (Ocala, Florida: by author, 1995).

    4. [S801] Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, volume VII (T-Y), (Boston: New England Historic Genealogy Society, 2011).

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    6. [S798] Woodman, Cyrus. The Woodmans of Buxton, Maine, (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1874).

    7. [S638] Coffin, Joshua. A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury, 1845 Reprint, (Hampton, New Hampshire: Peter E. Randall, 1977).

    8. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900).

    9. [S621] Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, with some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton volume I, Reprint 1897, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982).

    10. [S396] Woodman, J. H. A List of the Descendants of Mr. Joshua Woodman, who settled at Kingston, N.H., about 1736, (Brunswick, Maine: J. Griffin, 1856).



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