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||John Woodbury migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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There are many different versions of John's birth.
He died between Dec 3 1641 (he attended a meeting) and Feb 8 1642/3 (will proved at court) 
Conflicted Marriage: Husband: John Woodbury; Wife: Agnes Napper; Marriage: Date: 19 MAR 1627; Place: Salem, Massachusetts (Essex)  There is no information to suggest that John married in 1627 at Salem.
John married Annis Napper in 1628, while he was back in England. She joined him in Massachusetts. They had the following children: John (1629), Hannah (1636), Abigail (1637), and Peter (1640).
Savage (Gen. Dict.) suggests that he may have had a second wife. Agnes was the name of his widow (probate records). The wife that came from England was the mother of Humphrey (Humphrey's testimony).
Immigration Conflicted Immigration: 1622/3, Cape Ann, New England 
Conflicted immigration: 1626, Place: Salem, New England 
"16: 12mo:1680. Humphry Woodberye, of Beverly in New England, aged about 72 yeares. Testifieth, that when I liued in Sumersetshire in England, I remember that my father, John Woodberye, (since deceased) did about 56 yeares agoe remooue for new England & I then traueled with him as farr as Dorchester, and I understood that my said father came to new England by order of a company caled Dorchester Company, …& that my father & the company with him brought cattle & other things, to Cape Ann, for plantation work, & there built an house & kept theire cattell & sett up fishing & afterwards some of them remoued to a neck of land since called Salem: After about 3 yeares absence my said father returned to England & made us acquainted with what settlement they had made in new England & that he was sent back by some that Intended to setle a plantation about 3 leagues west of Cape Ann, to further this designe, after about half a year's stay in England, my father returned to new England & brought me with him, wee arrived at the place now caled Salem in or about the month of June 1628 … "When wee settled the Indians never then molested us in our improuements or sitting downe, either on Salem or Beverly sides of the ferry, but shewed themselves very glad of our company, & came & planted by us & oftentimes came to us for shelter saying they were afraid of their enemy Indians up in the country: & wee did shelter them wn they fled to us. & we had theire free leave to build & plant where wee have taken up lands." 
In 1628, John Endicott arrived in New England with a patent from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, claiming jurisdiction and ownership of the Dorchester Company a tradition says that John and one other carried Endicott from the ship (stranded on a sand bar) to the shore. This would save Endicott the embarassment of arriving on shore wet. 
In Salem John filled the offices of constable, lot layer, surveryor, town treasurer, selectman, juryman 
John Woodberye is listed among the first members of the Salem church built in 1636.  The Records of the First Church in Salem. Print version downloaded .pdf</ref>
"John and Agnes, the emigrants who came from Somersetshire, Eng. and landed at Gloucester, Mass. in 1624; settled at Salem 1628. William brother of John, came over with Endicott in 1628, and settled at Salem; married Elizabeth Patch, of Petherton, Eng. Both brothers had quite a no. of children. Some of both families were born and baptised in England; it is thought all the Woodburys in this country sprang from these brothers. In 1630 both families moved to Beverly. Wm. settled on the seashore at what is now called Woodbury Point, built a garrison house which stood until 50 years ago. John Conant surveyed 1,000 acres at the head of Bass river. The General Court gave him a grant of 200 acres from this tract on which he settled. In the history of Beverly it is stated that John was a member of the General Court in 1635, and again in 1638. It is stated that he died in 1641. His age is not given, but probably about 85 years. He was called "Father Woodbury," a title it is thought might have been given him as one on whom many leaned for counsel and advice. He was regarded as standing next to Conant in intelligence and usefulness to the colony. His descendants are numerous, and many still live around the spot that witnessed his trials." 
Children born in Salem to John. Typically, no mother's name is mentioned in the Church record :
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On 27 Feb 2017 at 01:03 GMT Joy (Young) Jacobs wrote:
On 11 Aug 2014 at 21:55 GMT Anne B wrote:
I like the idea of a free space profile, to document the good stuff, and also the bad stuff, especially if you can then refute the bad stuff with good sources.
If you need help or want to bounce ideas around, I am willing.
On 11 Aug 2014 at 21:33 GMT GeneJ X wrote:
(1) Unless someone objects, I plan to set up a free space profile to document some of the authored works concerning John, especially those where the authors documented their references.
(2) The purported daughter Susan was almost certainly not born a Woodbury. See Leslie Mahler, “The English Origin of the Hunter and Hollingsworth Families of Salem, Massachusetts,” _The American Genealogist_ 78 (2003):241-244; digital images, _AmericanAncestors.org_ (accessed 2013).
Our of space.
(Separately, am creating a profile about his daughter Abigail (m. John Hill). She seems not entered yet to WikiTree. I may not connect her until we try to sort of the other conflicting reports.)
On 5 Jul 2014 at 13:35 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 20 Sep 2013 at 20:42 GMT Joshua Allen wrote:
John is 14 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 14 degrees from Cindy Lesure, 17 degrees from Bonnie Thornton and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.