SARAH WOODWARD, daughter of Rev. Hezekiah Woodward, Gent., of Bray, Berkshire, and Uxbridge, Middlesex, nonconformist minister and educator, by his wife, and Frances (MNU), was baptized on 5 Sep 1627 at Saint Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London.
Sarah Woodward married, as his first wife, to Capt. Daniel Henchman before 1657 in England. Richardson states that Sarah and Daniel Henchman had the following five children:
However, there is evidence that they may have had another daughter:
Hannah, wife of William Sumner and John Hall (see the research notes on her profile).
The family immigrated to New England about 1666 and settled in Boston, Massachusetts where, on 15 Oct 1669, Daniel and Sarah Henchman signed a deed.
Sarah Henchman's date of death is unknown. Daniel Henchman married second at Dorchester, Massachusetts on 26 Apr 1672 to Mary Pole or Poole, daughter of Capt. William Poole, of Dorchester, Massachusetts. They had two sons, William and Daniel, and two daughters, Jane (wife of James Varney) and Mary. Daniel died at Worcester, Massachusetts 15 Oct 1685 and was buried there.
Son-in-law Daniel Henchman and "the five children of Sarah Henchman, deceased," were named in the will of Sarah's father, Hezekiah Woodward of Uxbridge, Middlesex, dated 22 Feb 1674 and proved 10 Jul 1675.
In Feb 1676, the sons of Daniel and Sarah Henchman, Hezekiah, "aged 19 and upward", and Nathaniel, "aged 15 and upward", appeared in court and chose their father, Daniel, to be their guardian with respect to their inheritance from their grandfather, Hezekiah Woodward. The court approved the request and also appointed Daniel as guardian of Susanna Henchman, aged 9 years.
Probable Daughter Hannah
Douglas Richardson, in Magna Carta Ancestors, Vol. IV, page 368, does NOT list Hannah as one of the daughters of Sarah Woodward, nor is she listed as a daughter of Daniel Henchman and his second wife. See comments (this page) and research notes/comments on Hannah's profile for more info.
Sarah is a descendant of Alphonso IX, King of Leon, Berengaria of Castile, daughter of Aphonso VIII, King of Castile and Eleanor Plantagenet, daughter of Henry II, King of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. She also descends from the following Magna Carta barons:
MCA4 citations checked against hard copy of book on 8/9/2019 by tt.
↑ 1.001.011.021.031.041.051.061.071.081.091.101.11 Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd edition, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol. IV, pages 365-368, WOODWARD 16.ii [MCP link to Gateway Ancestors Sarah and Frances Woodward].
↑ Ancestry.com. "England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975." Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT: Sara Woodward, bap. 5 Sep 1627 at Saint Mary The Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England, father Ezekiel Woodward, FHL Film #0845245, 0845246.
↑ 3.03.13.23.3 Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004; [database on-line] Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006: #467 p.385-6: Sarah Woodward through Theobald de Verdun, 2nd.
↑ 4.04.1 Torrey, Clarence. "New England Marriages Prior to 1700." database. Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012, Provo, UT, USA: "HENCHMAN, Daniel ( -1685, Worcester) & 1/wf Sarah [WOODWARD]; b 1662?, b.1667, ca 1654?; Boston/Worcester."; "...& 2/wf Mary POLE/POOLE; 26 Apr 1672; Dorchester.
↑Genealogical Gleanings in England published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, NEHGS, 2001-2018). Vol. 49, p.373-374: Hezekiah's will with ed. note, citing Vol. 2 - Arch. of Middlesex (1672-1677).
↑ Massachusetts. County Court (Suffolk County). "Records of the Suffolk County Court, 1671-1680". Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1933. Online at HathiTrust, p. 776-777.
↑ Roberts, Gary Boyd, "#71 Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources: The Immediate New England and Royal Ancestry of the Beach Boys - Michael Thomas Meggisonat." at AmericanAncestors.org.
Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd edition, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol. III, p. 518, WOODWARD 18.ii
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Rising, Marsha Hoffman. Family Tree Problem Solver:
"I learned from a deed dated 14 March 1700 that Hannah, the wife of William Sumner of Middletown, Connecticut, was the daughter of Daniel Henchman of Boston."
"On 15 Aug 1678, along with her brother Hezekiah Henchman, Hannah witnessed a deed as Hannah Henchman, and on 4 April 1679, she was witness to her grandmother Elizabeth Clement's deed of gift as Hannah Sumner."
These two facts can easily be verified.
On top of this, The Suffolk Deeds, Volume XII, points out that Hannah had rights to his land with her husband William Sumner. "On the land of Captn Daniel Henchman" is pretty clear.
Douglas Richardson, in Magna Carta Ancestors, Vol. IV, page 368, does not list Hannah as one of the daughters of Sarah Woodward, and does not list her as a daughter of Daniel Henchman and his second wife either.
Hannah should be unconnected from Sarah and Daniel as parents, and research needs to be done to find her parents.