1. Christopher Woodard
Birth: 1594 in England
Death: in VA
Marriage 1 Dorothy
b: ABT 1596 in England
2. Francis Woodard
Woodard b: ABT 1615 in VA
Woodard Jr. b: ABT 1620 in VA
Woodard b: ABT 1622 in VA
Birth: ABT 1637
Death: ABT 1679 in Norfolk Co, VA
Francis Woodard was born 1637 or 1639 and died 1679 Lower Norfolk
County, Virginia. He married Ann Hayes (born about 1638 in Virginia, died
before 1679 in Lower Norfolk, VA). They were married about 1658 in
Virginia. Their children were Henry, Mary, Elizabeth, and John. The will
of Francis Woodward (but he signed as Woodard, and uses the name "wooddard"
several times) of Lower Norfolk, VA is dated 21 April, 1679, proved 15
Aug. 1679. I believe his wife is already dead because she is not mentioned
besides "my body to receive a Christian buriell in ye orchard with my
wife". His four children listed are: " my two sonnes Jno. and
Henry Wooddard... daughter Mary...daughter Elizabeth". They are all
underaged (I believe that is 16 for the time, based on other wills). Sole
executors were Nicholas Wesley and Benj. Granger, and they were also put
in care of his children. Witnesses were Joseph Lake and William Newport.
His daughter Mary was to be kept by Joseph Lake and his wife until 16 or
married. "Brief Abstract of Norfolk Co. and Norfolk Co. Wills,
1637-1710", (1914), pg. 67
Marriage 1 Ann
Hayes b: ABT 1615 in VA
Married: ABT 1634
3. Henry Woodard
Woodard b: ABT 1650 in VA
Woodard b: ABT 1637 in VA
Woodard b: ABT 1641 in VA
Woodard b: ABT 1643 in VA
Birth: ABT 1650 in VA
Death: AFT 1734 in Bath, Beaufort Co, NC
Henry married Mary Martin (I have a little bit of info about Mary's
dad, Joel Martin). John Woodard was one of their children. A 1734 Norfolk
Co. deed by Henry Woodard to John Woodard reads "for love and
affection to my eldest son 300 acres on Bath Town Creek in Bath County in
the Province of North Carolina where the said John now lives, given to me
by Joel Martin, my father-in-law, by deed dated Sept. 20, 1709, part of a
patent granted to Joel Martin June, 1706." At the same time, Henry
Woodard also deeded to John Woodard 400 acres adjoining the said patent
which was patented jointly between Joel Martin, Jr. and Henry Woodard,
being 800 acres undivided land. The deed was signed H. W. Woodard,
witnessed by Henry Woodard, Jr. and C. Holiday. It was recorded in Bath
Town, Beaufort County in March, 1755.
He left a will on 24 October 1715 at Bath Co., NC; Proved 03 Jul 1716
Sons: John (land on Matchapungo Creek), William (land in Newport Sound).
Daughters: Ann Martin (320 acres of land), Elizabeth Penny, Mary Woodard,
Frances Jarvis. Son-in-law: John Penny. Executors: Elizabeth Penny, John
Porter. Witnesses: John Deon, Henry Smith, Jno. Drinkwater. Clerk of the
Court: Jno. Drinkwater.
F, b. circa 1660, d. 1715, #6176
Beaufort County, NC - Land & Deed Records Book 1, p. 269
Oct. 24, 1715 - Will of Joel MARTEN, (Grandfather) Bath Co.: Devised to:
Son - John MARTEN - 220 acres lying North side Matchapongo Creek; 1
horse with ears cropt, 1 bed and bolster, 1 gun already given him. After
decease of wife, cattle and hogs equally divided between said John
MARTEN and daughter, Elizabeth PENNY, son William MARTEN and daughter,
Ann MARTEN. Son - William MARTEN - 340 acres in Newport Sound,
carpenter's tools, sword and cane, small gun that was his brother's
Joels. After decease of his mother, give him "My old buccaneer
Gun". All cattle of his own proper mark - a crop and slit and
underkeel in right ear and a hole in the left. "My best suit of
clothes." Daughter - Ann MARTEN - 1 bed, bolster and covering, 1
cow and calf, yearling heifer to be marked for her next spring. First
mare foal my old mare brings to be delivered day of marriage or decease
of "my wife". Grandson - Joel MARTEN - 250 acres in Newport
Sound on condition that if said grandson Joel MARTEN, when age 21 years
shall "acknowledge and make over to grandson, John WOODARD, son of
Henry WOODARD in Virginia, 400 acres, one-half part of tract of 800
acres included in a patent which was in my son, Joel MARTEN's name, said
part omitted to be acknowledged by my son, Joel MARTEN, and if same is
acknowledged by said grandson, Joel MARTEN, then aforesaid 250 acres,
"I give unto him, his heirs. . . ., but in case he shall refuse to
acknowledge same, and that part especially which joins on Thomas WORSLEY,
then I give and bequest the aforesaid 250 acres to grandson, John
WOODARD..." Grandson - John WOODARD - 250 acres Grandson - Joel
MARTEN - Cattle that was his father's - proper mark being a crop and two
slits in the right ear, and a swallow fork in left, 2 Ewes with their
increase, 2 racks, pr. Of tongs, spit and 2 flesh forks, horses and
mares that belonged to his father. "Debts owed by son Joel MARTEN
paid out of his estate" Daughter - Elizabeth PENNY - part of tract
lying in mouth of White Oak River, 320 acres, the whole as by Patent of
540 acres, and remaining part to daughter, Ann MARTIN, daughter,
Elizabeth PENNY making her first choice. Daughter - Elizabeth PENNY -
one bed and bolster, one Ewe, 1 mare branded with IP on near side, 1
iron pot about 4 gal., all cattle of certain mark, being a crop and
overkeel in the left ear and hole in the right. John PENNY, husband of
my daughter, Elizabeth PENNY to have no interest direct or indirect in
said land and if claims any right, that John PORTER to take land in his
possession for daughter's use. Also John PENNY to not molest daughter,
Elizabeth PENNY. Grandson - Joel MARTEN - to remain with my dau.
Elizabeth PENNY at plantation I now live on until he reaches 18 years,
"she learning him to read and write". If wife dies before
Grandson Joel MARTEN is 18 years, dau. Elizabeth PENNY to live on
Plantation I now live on until grandson, Joel MARTEN 18. Wife -
Elizabeth MARTEN - remainder of estate Dau. - Mary WOODARD - 1 shilling
After decease of wife, Elizabeth MARTEN, personal estate - hogs, cattle
and household goods, be equally divided between my daughters, Elizabeth
PENNY, my son, Wm MARTEN, and my daughter, Ann MARTEN. Only son, John
MARTEN, to have part of sheep and cattle. Executors - Daughter,
Elizabeth PENNY, Mr. John PORTER Wit: John ODEON, Henry SMITH, Jno.
DRINKWATER Proved July 8, 1716, Court held at Bath
- Birth*: Mary Martin
was born circa 1660.
- Married Name: As of circa 1675,her married name was Woodard.
- Marriage*: She married Henry
Woodard circa 1675.
- Death*: Mary Martin died in 1715.
- Note*: She She married Henry Woodard. Henry was born about 1659.
Henry was the son of Francis Woodard and Ann Hayes. Henry died after
1734 in Bath Co., NC. On December 6, 1693, Lower Norfolk County, VA,
Henry Wodard sold land to Lt. Adam Thorowgood. Owen Hayes bequeathed
to his son-in-law and my father Francis Woodward who bequeathed it to
his eldest son John who died and it went to Henry, 150A for 4,000lb
tobacco. (Anne E. Maling, Princess Anne Co. VA Land & Probate
Records, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1992) John Smyth purchased 180A L.
Norfolk Co. on May 2, 1713 by Green Sea near Henry Woodard (Cavaliers
& Pioneers, p 130) Henry Woodard 93A L. Norfolk Co. on Elizabeth
River adjacent his own and Stith's land August 17, 1720, 10 shillings.
(Cavaliers & Pioneers, p. 223)
Mary Martin and Henry Woodard had the following children:
314 i. Henry6 Woodard (Jr.).
315 ii. Joel Woodard. Joel died after November 21, 1734.
316 iii. Mary Woodard.
+ 317 iv. John Woodard was born about 1679.
- (Heir) Will: She was named an heir in the will of John
Martin dated 24 October 1715 at Bath Co.,
Marriage 1 Mary
Martin b: ABT 1650 in Bath, Beaufort Co, NC
Married: ABT 1668 in VA
Woodard Sr. b: 1669 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
- Henry b: abt. 1671
- Mary b: abt. 1673
- Joel b:?