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Mary (Blott) Woodford (1609 - bef. 1662)

Mary Woodford formerly Blott
Born in Harrold, Bedfordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married before 1636 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died before before age 52 [location unknown]
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Mary (Blott) Woodford migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640).
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Mary Blott, Daughter of Robert and Susanna (Selbee) Blott, was baptized 24 Dec 1609 Harrold, Bedfordshire, England.[1][2][3]

The Blott family mIgrated from England to Charlestown, Massachusetts, by 1634. Daughter, Mary arrived in the year 1632, where she was the 63rd person admitted to the Church at Roxbury. "Mary Blott a maide servant. she came in the yeare 1632 & was after married to Steward Woodfrod of this church, who after removed to Conecticott to Hartford church, where lived in christian sort."[4]

Mary married before 1636 Thomas Woodford. (Steward was his occupation)[1]

They went to Hartford and then Northampton, Massachusetts.[2]

Mary died before 27 May 1662, the date of her fathers' will.[2][1]


  1. Mary b. say 1636; m. Isaac Sheldon
  2. Hannah b. c. 1642; m. Samuel Allen
  3. Sarah bp Hartford 2 Sept 1649; m. Nehemiah Allen.

Suggested but unsourced death dates.

31 Dec 1655 Hartford, CT. Possibly buried in Northampton, MA?
10 Jan 1659/60 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find a Grave has this date and an unknown burial.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Great Migration 1634-1635, A-B. Mary Blott. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume 1, A-B, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999. page 335
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Douglass, Penny G. "The English Origin of Robert Blott of Charlestown and Boston, Mass." The American Genealogist 67:65 (1992) Link at AmericanAncestors ($)
  3. Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor,Volume 34,page A2,
  4. Vol. 6. Roxbury Land and Church Records. Boston Record Commissioners. Boston Records Commissioners Reports (Rockwell and Churchill, Boston, 1875) p. 77
  5. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995).
  • Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, New England Historic Genealogical Society : Boston 1995
  • Jacobus, Donald L. and Edgar F. Waterman. Hale, House And Related Families, Mainly on the Connecticut River Valley (Hartford, CT: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952). Under "Robert Blott", pp. 480-482. At SLC 929.273 H135j.
  • Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin & Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Ct.; compiled by Frank F. Starr; [Hartford, Ct.:1915]; vol 2; p. 201.NEHGS Boston. Listed as child of Robert and -- Blott.
  • Knoff, Dorothy C. and Gerald E. Thirty-one English Emigrants Who Came to New England by 1662 (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1989).
  • M.L. Holman, Ancestry of Col. John Harrington Stevens [Rumford Press, Concord, N.H., 1948], p.412-13. CS 71 S844 1948 v.1; NEHGS.Under "Blott", pp. 38-40; and "Essex", pp. 41-43. At SLC 929.273 Al53k.
  • Holman, M.L.; Blott Family; 1948; G STE 4625 #71; p. 413.

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Direct quote from GMB needs to be summarized - put into your own words.

What is written is all that GMB says about Mary Blott.

Blott-53 and Blott-1 appear to represent the same person because: They have the same date of birth and same son.
posted by Gillian Thomas

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