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Mary (Elliot) Woodbury (1662 - 1729)

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Mary Woodbury formerly Elliot aka Hall, Elliott, Eliott
Born in East Coker, Somerset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
Wife of — married (to ) in Salem, Essex County, Massachusettsmap
Wife of — married about in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshiremap
Descendants descendants
Died in Exeter, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, New Englandmap
Elliot-1325 created 29 Jan 2015 | Last modified
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Biography

Mary was born in January 1662 in East Coker, Somerset Co., England. She was the daughter of (Lt.) Andrew Elliot (1627-1703) and Mary Vivion (Elliot), his second wife (1st was Grace Woodier). She had two half-brothers: Andrew and William and a sister, Emma. The family emigrated from Southwest England to Massachusetts Bay, New England, between 1668 and 1670, when Mary was a child. They settled in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.

Andrew is said to have been a cordwainer (leather shoe maker). He was a "freeman" of Essex county; a Lieutenant in the 1690 Canada military expedition; Beverly's first town clerk in 1690; a Selectman & representative to the General Court. He also served as a juror in the infamous Salem Witchcraft trials of 1692.[1]

On June 4, 1684, Mary married Nicholas Woodbury, Jr., a wealthy merchant whose family had also immigrated to Beverly, Massachusetts, from South Petherton, an English village just 10 miles from East Coker, Somerset. Mary and Nicholas had the following 5 children:[2]

  1. William WOODBURY b: 29 Mar 1685, Beverly, Essex, Mass. Bay
  2. Judith WOODBURY b: 31 Mar 1686 in Beverly, Essex, Mass. Bay
  3. Andrew WOODBURY b: 25 Mar 1688, Beverly, Essex, Mass. Bay
  4. Mary WOODBURY b: 23 Aug 1689 in Beverly, Essex, Mass. Bay
  5. Twins WOODBURY b: 19 Oct 1691 in Beverly; d: just after birth

Unfortunately, Nicholas Woodbury died in October 1691 returning from a trading mission to Barbados, British West Indies, leaving his children without a father. Her mother, Mary Elliot Woodbury, remarried between 1692 and 1700 to a prominent merchant friend of the family, Captain Kingsley Hall of Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Captain Hall was also a recent widower with minor children to raise. Mary and her children moved north to Exeter. She lived there until her death on June 24, 1729. Captain Kingsley Hall died in 1736.

Sources

  1. The Ancestry of Overmire Tifft Richardson Bradford Reed on RootsWeb - Lt. Andrew Eliot . It cites many sources.
  2. Cape Cod-to-Carmel Kelleys on RootsWeb - Nicholas Woodbury
  • Source: SR6 Title: WeAreAllFamily3ja06.ged Publication: Merged on 1 Apr 2006 at 15:58:14 Data Changed: Date: 1 APR 2006 Time: 15:58:14

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Eliott-34 was created by Edwin Rogers through the import of EFRanc-6mr14.ged on Nov 5, 2014.


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On 24 Oct 2017 at 23:34 GMT Anonymous Przybylek wrote:

Eliott-34 and Elliot-1325 appear to represent the same person because: They have the same father, practically same death date, same name.



Mary is 24 degrees from Aaron Copland, 18 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 15 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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