**Connected to the Peter Woodward Family at Samuel Woodward (1685- ) **
Samuel Newman b. abt. 10 May 1602 at Banbury, Oxfordshire, England; bapt. 24 May 1602 at Banbury, Oxfordshire, England; m. 10 June 1624 Sibbell Featly at Banbury, Oxfordshire England; d. 5 July 1653 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, aged 51 years.
1. Samuel b. 6 July 1625 at Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
2. Antipas b. 15 October 1627 at Midhorne, England; m. 1658 Elizabeth Winthrop; d. 16 October 1672 , aged 45 years.
3. Noah b. 10 January 1631 at Midhorne, England; m. Joanna Flint; d. 15 April 1678, aged 47 years.
4. Hopestill b. 20 November 1641 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; m. 12 July 1664 George Shove; d. 7 March 1675, aged 33 years.
Samuel Newman entered the University at Oxford at age 16, approx. 1616. He graduated from Trinity College at Oxford on 17 October 1620, with honors. He then took orders in the Church of England. Due to his nonconformity he was prosecuted. He then immigrated to America about 1635. He was supposed to be on the same vessel as Rev. Richard Mather. He was at first at Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. He was listed as a church member of Dorchester in 1636. He was admitted a freeman in 1638. In 1639 he moved to Weymouth,Norfolk, MA there he preached for about five years. Towards the end of 1643 he moved with many from his congregation to Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. The taxation of his new property was £530.
Samuel was considered to be an animated preacher and also a pious man. He wrote a Concordance of the Bible, the third in English that was published and it was considered to surpass the two that preceded it. It was first published in 1643, but after the move to Rehoboth, Samuel began an edit. The final edition was published in London in 1658 in a thick folio. It later bore the title Cambridge Concordance. The concordance was reprinted at least as late as 1889, almost 250 years after it was first published.
Of his other works Mather was only able to recover parts:
"Notes or makes of grace, I find in myself; not where in I desire to glory, but to take ground of assurance, and after our apostle's rules, to make my election sure, though I find them but in weak measure.
1. I love God and desire to love God, principally for himself.
2. I desire to requite evil with good.
3. A looking up to God, to see him, and his hand, in all things that befall me.
4. A greater fear of displeasing God, than all the world.
5. A love of such Christians as I never saw, or received good from.
6. A grief when I see God's commands broke by any person.
7. A mourning for not finding the assurance of God's love, and the sense of his favour, in that comfortable manner, at one time as at another; and not being able to serve God as I should.
8. A willingness to give God the glory of any ability to do good.
9. A joy when I am in christian company, in Godly conference.
10 A grief, when I perceive it goes ill with Christians, and the contrary.
11. A constant performance of secret duties, between God and myself, morning and evening.
12. A bewailing of the sins, which none in the world can accuse me of.
13. A choosing of suffering to avoid sin.
He died in Rehoboth on July 5, 1663.
Last Will & Testament
[fol. 9] "The last Will .... of mr Samuell Newman senir of Rehoboth exhibited to the court held att Plymouth,' 3 March, 1663.
"The 13th of November 1661 I Samuell Newman Teacher att Rehoboth" made his will. Bequests were as follows.
"Imprimis That my Deare wife have the foure pounds yearly agreed upon between my son Samuell and mee att his marriage together with such privilidges specifyed in a writing given under his owne hand; upon which I gave him and his all my lands sittuate in Rehoboth into his posession freely haveing Consented. that his mother have halfe the great house orchyard before the Dore and one hundred pound Comonage;"
"my land att Wenham and housing the whole farme which is lett for nine pounds yearly; That my loveing wife have it During her life; and that then my son Antipas and his Injoy it for ever onely that hee pay forty pounds in two yeare to his three sisters and brother Noah; five pound apeece to each for the two yeares"
"that my Daughter hopstill have a featherbed; bolster pillowes 2 payer of sheets two blanketts and a Coverlid att her marriage and if shee please her mother in her match; forty pounds more att two payments in two yeares space after her marriage;"
"that Noah have all my bookes left but my concordance which I give my wife During her life; and then to bee my son Samuells; alsoe some few English bookes which my wife may give to any of her other children; are excepted;"
"that my son Noah, att the tearme of three yeares end, after the Date heerof have a younge horse or a mare . and my saddle;"
"if anything come over from old England, for mee more or lesse; that my Deare wife have the Disposing of it; att her pleasure"
"that the poor of Rehoboth, have two pounds and of Weymouth one pound, within a yeare after my Decease, my wife and the Deacons ordering it; alsoe it is my will that my old servants Mary humpheres, of Dorchester; Elizabeth Cubby of Weymouth Elizabeth Palmer, of Rehoboth, and Lydia Winchester my present servant have ten shillinges apeece"
"If either of my Children Die unmarried that theire portion bee Devided equally amonst the surviveing;"
"that all my Debtes being payed, my Cattle and houshold goods, bee to my wife for the paying of the legacies;"
"that my Deare wife Sibbell Newman, bee the sole exequitrix, Of this my last Will; and that Stephen Paine senir, Thomas Cooper Deacon, and Leiftenant hunt, bee my overseers; to give theire advise to my Destressed widdow, as alsoe theire best healp as her needs may call for it"
The witnesses were "John Kinksey" and Samuel Newman, Jr.
"John Kinksley was Deposed to this Will of mr Samuell Newman Deceased before mee Thomas Willett; Dated this 4th Day of ffebruary 1663"
"An exacte Inventory of the (foods of Mr Samuell Newman of Rehoboth Deceased July the fift 1663 Taken by Stephen Paine senir Deacon Cooper and Leiftenant hunt selected men for this purpose being Inhabitants of the said Towne; July 31: 63 "The only real estate mentioned is "a farme att Wenham" but the value was not stated.
Samuel Newman- b. 6 July 1625 at Banbury, Oxfordshire, England; m. 6 December 1659 Bathsheba Chickering at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; d. 14 December 1710 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, aged 85 years.
1. Mary b. 3 January 1660 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; d. 10 September 1660 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, aged 8 mos.
2. Bathsheba b. 19 January 1661 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; d. 13 January 1672 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, aged 10 years.
3. Samuel b. 21 February 1662 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
4. David b. 1 November 1664 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; d. 17 February 1718 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. aged 52 years
5. John b. 1 July 1666 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; d. 24 July 1675 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, aged 9 years.
6. Hopestill b. 18 July 1668 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; d. 9 December 1677 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, aged 9 years.
7. Mary b. 7 November 1670 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; m. Samuel Woodward; d. 2 January 1699 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, aged 28 years.
8. Antipas b. 29 March 1673 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; d. 17 July 1673 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, aged 3 mos.
Samuel was a Deacon in the Rehoboth Church of his father. He was also a farmer. He served as Representative to the General Court of Massachusetts in 1696, 1697, and 1698.
Samuel Newman b. 21 February 1662 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; m. 2 May 1689 Hannah Bunker at Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; d. 25 June 1717 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
1. Hannah b. 15 February at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
2. Bathsheba b. 20 June 1695 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; m. 6 November 1712
Samuel Woodward at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; d. 7 March 1728 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA- sometimes in the records she is listed as Rebeckah. The dates are the same.
3. Sarah b. 26 November 1700 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
Links:Rehoboth Congregational Church
1. Rehoboth VItal Records
2. Mather, Cotton. Magnalia Christi Americana: or, the ecclesiastical history of New-England, from its first planting in the year 1620, unto the year of our Lord, 1698. London : printed for Thomas Parkhurst, 1702.
3. Savage, James. A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer’s Register. Boston: Little, Brown and company, 1860-62.