Saturday, May 15, 2010

The John Woodin Family- US 1635- Current

** Connected to the Anthony Coombs Family at Anthony Coombs 1658-1728**
** Connected to the John Raymond Family at John Raymond 1651-1725**

Generation One:
John Woodin b. abt. 1620 at England; m. 2 December 1644 Mary Johnson; d. 12 February 1681 at Ipswich, Essex, MA, aged 61 years.
Their Children:
1. Mary b. 6 March 1652 at Haverhill, Essex, MA; m. 9 February 1681 Lawrence Chilton at Providence, Providence, RI; d. 1690 at Newport, Newport, RI, aged 37 years.
2. Martha  b. 12 February 1655 at Hampton, Essex, MA; m. 1679 John Raymond at Beverly, Essex, MA; d. at Beverly, Essex, MA
3. Sarah b. 28 February 1657 at Salisbury, Essex, MA; m. 1686 Joseph Doty at Rochester, Essex, MA; d. at Wenham, Essex, MA
4. John b. 7 October 1659 at Salisbury, Essex, MA; m. 1689 Katherine Heard; d. aft. 1725 at Beverly, Essex, MA, aged 65 years.
5. Ithamar b. abt 1663; d. aft 11 April 1702, aged 39 years.
6. Bethiah b. abt 1666; m. Samuel Gaskill
7. Hannah b. 20 October 1669 at Newbury, Essex, MA; m. 1 July 1696 James Tufts at Wells, ME; d. 12 January 1748 at Medford, Essex, MA
8. Dorcas b. 10 February 1671 at Rowley, Essex, MA; m. 5 September 1688 Anthony Coombs at Wells, York, ME
9. Peter b. 13 March 1674 at Rowley, Essex, MA; d. 17 May 1717 at Beverly, Essex, MA, aged 43 years.
10. Samuel b. abt 1675; d. 1685 at Wenham, Essex, MA aged 10 years

     John Woodin, also known as Woodam or Woodman, was at Portsmouth, NH in 1635, Hampton, 1643 and in Haverhill, Essex, MA by 1646. In 1642 he received land grants in Haverhill, Essex, MA and on 7 June 1652, he received four acres in a land division. In 1667 he received a grant of one hundred and fifty acres. His land grant states that he had been in the country for 32 years.
     In 1649 he is mentioned in Ipswich, Essex, MA when on 28 June 1649 for £13 John West sold to him a house and an acre of land, and another half acre near the Meeting house for £7/  He was a brick layer and was listed on the Loyalist Petition in 1666.on 20 May 1653 John  and Samuel Appleton exchanged a lot for the adjoining three acre lot, with house, and barn with John Woodam. bricklayer and Mary, his wife, "as it lieth bounded and fenced to the ledge of rocks next the meeting house green leading to the river, etc." In 1659, Thomas Brigden of Charlestown sold to him a lot and house on High Street, John Woodin later sold it to John Brown. Also on 31 March 1654 and 19 December 1656, he bought land from William Symonds.
     John Woodin;s inventory was taken at Ipswich, Essex, MA on 1 July 1678, His wife's was taken on 26 March 1682.
      "John Woodin of Salem, Essex, John Raymond & Martha, his wife of Middlesex, Plymouth, James Tufts & Hannah, his wife, of Medford, Middlesex, Joseph Dory & Sarah, his wife, Anthony Coomes & Dorcas, his wife of Rochester, Plymouth, all heirs of John Woodin, formerly of Haverhill in Essex, for six pounds paid by Robert Peaslee of Haverhll, bargain & sell all right & title to ye comons in Haverhill which became ours in ye right of our honored father, John Wooden, as an after right in a four acre accomodation insaid town, be the same lotted or not lotted.: Dated 25 June 1722
     "I, Bethia Gaskell, of Salem, widow and daughter of John Woodin formerly of Haverhill, mason and bricklayer, deceased for & in consideration of the sum of four pounds paid by Robert Peaselee of Haverhill trader, release all tha is my share or right, portion of comonage in the township of Haverhll that doth anywise belong to my father, John Woodin, deceased. Dated 4 April 1726."

1.The Snow-Estes Ancestry, Vol. II, the Estes Family, Myrtle Jillson, Hillburn, New York 1939

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