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William Woodbury, Sr
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Birth: 1589
South Petherton
Somerset, England
Death: Jun., 1677
Beverly
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

William is thought to be the brother of James Woodbury of Planter fame. He married Elizabeth Patch about 1616 and had the following children:
* Nicholas, bap 19 April 1618, South Petherton, Somerset, England
* William, bap 07 May 1620, South Petherton, Somerset, England
* Andrew, bap 01 March 1621/22, South Petherton, Somerset, England
* Child, b abt 1625
* Child, b abt 1627
* Hannah, bap 13 September 1629, Misterton, Somerset, England
* Isaac, bap 10 January 1631/32, Misterton, Somerset, England
* Hugh, b abt 1633-1637
* Child, b abt 1633-1637
* Nathaniel, bap 11 December 1639, Salem, MA

William was one of the original members of the independent church of Beverly. He had a 40 acre grant in Salem by 1636, with ten people in his family by 1637. As William had more than six children, he was given an additional acre of meadow and march, then granted 20 acres at Mackerel Cove 17 October 1638, which is now a part of Beverly, MA. William was admitted to the church at Salem 29 December 1 639, Elizabeth joined him 06 September 1640. William and another man "shall keepe the milch cattell & heifers that are like to calve this sumer & such bulls as are necessarie for the heard: excluding all other dry cattell" between 6 April and 15 November 1640. "They are to drive out the Cattell when the Sun is halfe an hower high & to bring them in when the sun is halfe an hour high. The Cattle are to be brought out in the morning into the pen neere to Mr. Downing's pale [stockade fence]." Those that did not bring their cattle in on time to join the herd were to pay for any damages that may have occurred if they were unattended. Three men had bulls to offer for this breeding effort and were paid 20 shillings each for it. William was among the petitioners for a new parish to be created at Beverly in 1667.

William's will was written 5 June 1663 and proved 26 June 1677:
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth my Dwelling house with the land adjoyning unto it as allso whatsoever other Land I Doe posesse and enjoy, save what I shall except in this I will to give unto my sonne William.
It: I give unto my said Wife all my household stuffe and other goods debts Dews Cattle or whatsoever else aperteines unto my wife paying these Legacycs here under expressed.
It: I give unto my eldest sonne Nicholas twenty shillings
It: I give unto my sonne William ten shillings as allso five akers of land which lyes nere snake hill and adjoynes unto ten akers of his owne
It: I give unto my sonne Andrew & Hugh my sonne Isacke and Daughter Hannah Haskels to each of them ten shillings the piece Constitutetinge & ordeining my said wife Elizabeth sole Executrix of this my will." Wit: John Thorndike, Nicholas (his mark) Pache and Richard (his mark) Brackenbury.

Inventory of the estate of William Woodbery, aged about eighty-eight years, deceased 29 : 11 :1676, appraised by William (his mark) Dixsy and John Hill : cotes, ili.; lining cloth, 21i. 16s.; ticking, 12s. 6d.; shets and shirts, ili. 12s. 8d.; 4 yds of carsy, 1 li. 4s.; yards and 3 quarters cloth, us.; bags, 15s.; 4 yards sad colerd cloth, 18s.; 12 yds. penisstone, ili. 16s.; to yards coten, 6s.; one paire stockings, 2s.; bed and furnituer, 31i.; plators, 5s.; brass pots, 12s.; 3 kitells, ili. Debts, due from Nicolas Woodbere, 181i.; from Hugh Woodberre, 41i. 9s.; from Hana Bradford, 21i. 2s.; from John Patch, ili. l0s.; monney, 31i.; total, 451i. us. 2d.(21)

His name is spelled in various ways, including Woodberry, Woodbery and Woodbury. His death is reported as Jan 29 (aka Feb 9th) as well as Nov 29.

There is a memorial plague to John and William at Hale & Woodbury Streets, Beverly Cove.
Beverly, documented in another memorial located here.

Family information from a geni website tree, not verified. Burial per memorial originator, also not verified. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Woodbury (1543 - 1641)
  Agnes Napper Woodbury (1554 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Patch Woodbury (1594 - 1676)*
 
 Children:
  Nicholas Woodbury (1618 - 1686)*
  William Woodbury (1620 - 1669)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Woodbury (1583 - 1641)*
  William Woodbury (1589 - 1677)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Abbott Street Burial Ground
Beverly
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Barry Gates
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Jun 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53730912
William Woodbury, Sr
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- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: May. 18, 2015
9th G. Grandfather. I'm so excited to have found you. Rest in peace.
- Bonnie L. Flowers Farley
 Added: Apr. 29, 2015
10th Great Grandfather
- K_boodle
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
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