||Nathaniel Woodward Jr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel Woodward, was born at Rushden, Northamptonshire, England in mid-1609, since his parents were married in September 1608 and he was apparently baptized at Rushden by August 1609.
Nathaniel, a carpenter by trade, was part of the Great Migration, emigrating from Puddington, Bedfordshire to Massachusetts Bay in 1633, as a servant to William Coddington.
Nathaniel first settled in Boston, joining the church there on 1 Dec 1633, and was made Freeman of Boston on 17 April 1637, removing to Taunton MA (1648), Boston again (1655), and Taunton again (by 1664).
Nathaniel married his first wife, Mary Jackson, by about 1638 as he is recorded as having a household of 3 people in the 28 Oct 1639 land allotment at Muddy River. In the 1641 allotment of land, Nathaniel received 20 acres, indicating that his household had likely grown to 4 heads.
Nathaniel sold his dwelling house and garden in Boston to John Langdon on 16 October 1648. Earlier that same month (08 October), the Boston church granted Nathaniel Woodward and his wife, Mary, letters of recommendation to the church at Taunton. On 14 August 1653, the letters of dismissal were granted by the Boston church. Nathaniel was a proprietor of the Ancient Iron Works established at Taunton in 1653/4. Nathaniel and his family were admitted as inhabitants of Boston on 25 February 1655, giving the town a bond of 20 pounds, Thomas Harwood acting as his bondsman.
Nathaniel married his second wife, Katherine ___, by early 1665, because in a deed dated March 21, 1664/5, Nathaniel Woodward of "Tanton in the Collony of Plimouth in New-England Carpenter & Katherine his wife" deeds to William White, bricklayer of Boston, for £22 a house standing on town land, and to pay rent to the Town of Boston. Nathaniel and Katherine had one child:
On 05 June 1671, Nathaniel Woodward was sentenced by the Court to sit in the stocks during the pleasure of the Court for speaking abusive words against Mr. Shove, pastor of the church of Taunton.
Nathaniel died after 14 September 1686, when he deeded land to his son, James, but before 01 February 1694/5, when that deed was acknowledged by witnesses, indicating that the grantors were probably deceased.
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On 16 Apr 2017 at 01:10 GMT Bobbie (Madison) Hall wrote:
On 14 Apr 2017 at 18:55 GMT Kenneth Kinman wrote:
Based on the source you found, I have changed his birth from "about 1612" to "about July 1609". If he was baptized by August 1609, and born at least nine months after his parents were married, that would put his birth in June, July, or August 1609. [That is assuming his mother wasn't pregnant when they got married.]
On 14 Apr 2017 at 17:08 GMT Bobbie (Madison) Hall wrote:
"[torn] of Nathaniel Woodward" [between Nov 1607 and Aug 1609] which this article claims was Nathaniel, eldest son of Nathaniel & Margaret: Woodward, Doris J. & Patricia Law Hatcher, "The English Origin of Nathaniel Woodward, Early Settler of Boston MA and Ancestor of Beamsley Woodward of Maine" The Maine Genealogist Vol. 20(1998):147-168
On 7 Oct 2016 at 20:35 GMT R (Baker) B wrote:
On 27 Jul 2016 at 16:12 GMT Kenneth Kinman wrote:
On 27 Jul 2016 at 16:05 GMT Kenneth Kinman wrote: