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Robert Woodward

Male about 1651 - about 1744  (~ 93 years)


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  • Name Robert Woodward 
    Born about 1651 
    Gender Male 
    Died about 1744  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Robert first married Bethia Torrey, second Mary (White) Soper, widow of Thomas Soper. Robert was 85 when he married Mary Soper, who was 65, according to the church records.

      The surname Woodward was often spelled Woodard or Woodart.

      Robert settled in the west part of town, east of Symon’s hill.

      It’s been suggested that Robert was a son of Nathaniel Woodward of Boston and Taunton. Robert’s first wife was Mary Jackson, second Katherine. For an analysis, check out Some Descendants of Nathaniel Woodward who came from England to Boston, about 1630, by Harold Edward Woodward, 1984. [1, 2]
    Person ID I3411  Schirado
    Last Modified 26 July 2013 

    Family/Spouse 1 Bethia Torrey,   b. 19 July 1665, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 September 1735, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married about 1684 
    Children 
    +1. Bethiah Woodward,   b. 5 December 1685, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Woodward,   b. 25 January 1687/8, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 February 1693/4, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    +3. Benjamin Woodward,   b. 31 May 1690, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Woodward,   b. 23 August 1692, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 April 1740  (Age 47 years)
    +5. Joanna Woodward,   b. 20 February 1694/5, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Robert Woodward,   b. 15 April 1697, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Mary Woodward,   b. 27 April 1699, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Deborah Woodward,   b. 11 May 1701, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Ann Woodward,   b. 4 May 1704, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Lydia Woodward,   b. 3 September 1706, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. James Woodward,   b. 9 August 1709, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1758  (Age 48 years)
    Family ID F2430  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Mary White,   b. 25 May 1671, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 September 1735  the Second Church of Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F8848  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

    2. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).


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