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Sarah (Woodward) Henchman (bef. 1627 - bef. 1672)

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Sarah Henchman formerly Woodward
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15:50: Traci Thiessen edited the Biography for Sarah (Woodward) Henchman (bef.1627-bef.1672). [Thank Traci for this]
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Biography

SARAH WOODWARD, daughter of Rev. Hezekiah Woodward, Gent., of Bray, Berkshire, and Uxbridge, Middlesex, nonconformist minister and educator, by his wife, and Frances (MNU),[1] was baptized on 5 Sep 1627 at Saint Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London.[2]

Sarah Woodward married, as his first wife, to Capt. Daniel Henchman[3][4] before 1657[1] 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[3] 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.[1]

Sarah Henchman's date of death is unknown. Daniel Henchman married second at Dorchester, Massachusetts on 26 Apr 1672 to Mary Pole or Poole,[4] daughter of Capt. William Poole, of Dorchester, Massachusetts.[1] They had two sons, William and Daniel, and two daughters, Jane (wife of James Varney) and Mary.[1] Daniel died at Worcester, Massachusetts 15 Oct 1685 and was buried there.[1]

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.[5]

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.[6]

Research Notes

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.

Ancestry

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.[3] She also descends from the following Magna Carta barons:

Famous Descendants

Sarah is an ancestor of the Beach Boys Wilson brothers[7] and of Sir Winston Churchill.[3]

"Magna Carta Ancestry" citations

MCA4 citations checked against hard copy of book on 8/9/2019 by tt.

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 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].
  2. 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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. 4.0 4.1 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

See also:

  • 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

Acknowledgements

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Magna Carta Project

Magna Carta ancestry
Sarah (Woodward) Henchman is listed in Magna Carta Ancestry as a Gateway Ancestor, a descendant of Magna Carta Surety Baron Hugh le Bigod.[1]
Traci Thiessen is Gateway Guardian for this profile. (See details about the role of Gateway Guardians and Trail Tenders here.) She posted the trail to Hugh le Bigod as ready for review in August 2019 and it was approved on 30 September 2019. See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails.
This profile was developed in accordance with project standards (by Traci Thiessen). The profile was reviewed/approved for the Magna Carta Project in September 2019 by Michael Cayley.
Magna Carta Trails
1. Sarah (Woodward) Henchman is the daughter of Hezekiah Woodward;
2. Hezekiah Woodward is the son of Frances (Rudhale) Woodward;
3. Frances (Rudhale) Woodward is the daughter of John Rudhale;
4. John Rudhale is the son of John Rudhale;
5. John Rudhale is the son of Anne (Milbourne) Rudhall;
6. Anne (Milbourne) Rudhall is the daughter of Simon Milbourne;
7. Simon Milbourne is the son of Elizabeth (Devereux) Milbourne;
8. Elizabeth (Devereux) Milbourne is the daughter of Agnes (Crophull) Deveraux;
9. Agnes (Crophull) Devereux is the daughter of Sir Thomas de Crophull;
10. Sir Thomas de Crophull is the son of Margery (Verdun) de Crophull;
11. Margery (Verdun) de Crophull is the daughter of Theobald de Verdun;
12. Theobaud de Verdun is the son of Theobald de Verdun;
13. Theobald de Verdun is the son of Margery (Lacy) de Verdun;
14. Margery (Lacy) de Verdun is the daughter of Isabel (Bigod) Lacy FitzGeoffrey;
15. Isabel (Bigod) Lacy FitzGeoffrey is the daughter of Hugh le Bigod.
Possible trail from Sarah to William Malet:
1. Sarah is the daughter of Hezekiah Woodward
2. Hezekiah is the son of Frances (Rudhale) Woodward
3. Frances is the daughter of John Rudhale Esq.
4. John is the son of John Rudhale
5. John is the son of Anne (Milbourne) Rudhall
6. Anne is the daughter of Jane (Baskerville) Milborne
7. Jane is the daughter of Ralph Baskerville
8. Ralph is the son of John Baskerville
9. John is the son of Richard Baskerville
10. Richard is the son of Richard Baskerville
11. Richard is the son of Jane (Poyntz) Baskerville
12. Joan is the daughter of Nicholas Poyntz
13. Nicholas is the son of Hugh Poyntz
14. Hugh is the son of Nicholas Poyntz
15. Nicholas is the son of Helewise (Malet) de Muscegros
16. Hawise is the daughter of William Malet.
Possible trail from Sarah to Henry de Bohun:
1. Sarah is the daughter of Hezekiah Woodward
2. Hezekiah is the son of Richard Woodward
3. Richard is the son of John Woodward
4. John is the son of Richard Woodward
5. Richard is the son of Petronilla (Clinton) Woodward
6. Petronilla is the daughter of Thomas Clinton
7. Thomas is the son of James Clinton
8. James is the son of William Clinton
9. William is the son of William Clinton
10. William is the son of Idonea (Say) Clinton
11. Idonea is the daughter of Maud (Beauchamp) de Say
12. Maud is the daughter of Alice (Toeni) la Zouche
13. Alice is the daughter of Ralph (Toeni) de Tony
14. Ralph is the son of Alice (Bohun) de Tony
15. Alice is the daughter of Humphrey (Bohun) de Bohun
16. Humphrey is the son of Henry (Bohun) de Bohun


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On 11 Sep 2019 at 17:40 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

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On 8 Sep 2019 at 10:38 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I have reviewed and approved this profile for the Magna Carta Project.

On 19 Nov 2018 at 06:57 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! The Magna Carta project is working toward having a project member as "Guardian" for each Gateway Ancestor, to aid collaboration and to help watch over the profile. Many Guardians also develop and/or watch over a trail in WikiTree from the Gateway to a Surety Baron. (See details about the role of Gateway Guardians and Trail Tenders here, the "long answers" on the project's Glossary page.)

On 16 Oct 2018 at 21:39 GMT Traci Thiessen wrote:

I will be working on the trail between Sarah Woodward Henchman and the Magna Carta Sureties.

On 2 Mar 2018 at 22:04 GMT Darrell Larocque wrote:

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.

On 9 Jul 2014 at 01:10 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

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.

Sarah is 25 degrees from Lizzie Griffiths, 20 degrees from Fred Rogers and 9 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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