Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Abraham Woodward

Male 1731 - 1781  (50 years)


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  • Name Abraham Woodward 
    Birth 16 Jan 1731 
    Gender Male 
    Death 26 Mar 1781  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22345  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father Abraham Woodward,   b. Abt 1690   d. 1 Mar 1744, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Priscilla Ruley,   b. 1689, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Mar 1773, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 25 Aug 1715  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1778-1783
      Folio 136 ABRAHAM WOODWARD Page 12/25/1774 03/26/1781
      "being of sound mind ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Margaret Woodward --wife
      -to have for her natural life the land whereon testator now lives being part of a tract of land called "Sway" and part of a tract or parcel of land called "Ample Grange"
      -to have for her natural life 46 3/4 acres of land which testator purchased from Thomas Boyd and being part of a tract of land called "Fry's Choice" and "Sway Re-surveyed" all of which testator gives her in lieu of her thirds in all of testator's lands
      2. Thomas Woodward --son
      -to have the above parcels of land devised to testator's widow after her decease -to have a little horse called "Ranter"
      3. Henry Woodward --son
      -to have all that tract or parcel of land lying in Anne Arundel County in the fork of the Patuxent River which testator purchased from Benjamin Howard by the name of "Oven Wood Thickett" and also to have the 2 pieces of land adjoining the said tract purchased from Howard called "Wayman's Marsh" and "Fowler's Range." -to have a small mare called "Sorrell"
      4. Abraham Boyd Woodward --son
      -to have 250 pounds sterling to enable him to purchase a tract of land
      5. Deborah Woodward --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Cloe" daughter of "Sall"
      -named executrix of the will along with testator's widow
      6. Priscilla Woodward --daughter
      -to have Negro girl called "Hannah" daughter of "Sarah"
      7. Sarah Woodward --daughter
      -to have Negro girl called "Bess"
      8. Margaret Woodward --daughter
      -to have Negro boy "Laumby" son of "Sal"
      -remainder of the estate after widow's thirds are deducted, to be divided among all of testator's children
      Witnesses: Robert Tyler, Benjamin Hall of Benjamin, John Wells
      Then came: Benjamin Hall of Benjamin and John Wells
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      WOODWARD, PRISCILLA, Anne Arundel Co. 18 Oct 1771; 9 March 1773
      To son Ezekiel Orrick, 1 shilling.
      To son Abraham Woodward, cupboard and pot.
      To son Thomas Woodward, Negro man Sam, Negro woman Sail, £30, desk, copper coffee pott, tea kettle, bed, cart wheels, and pott.
      To grandson Woodward Evett, £10.
      To dau. Priscilla Farris, silver cup, bed, saddle, furniture.
      To 5 children Mary Ridgely, William Woodward, Abraham, Thomas, Priscilla, personal estate.
      Son, William Wooodward, ex.
      Wit: John Burgess; Rezin Gaither. 39. 253

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