Note: * Benjamin's moiety from his father's estate was described as: Item -I give unto my son Benjamin Woodruff the remaining half of my home lotts at Towne with the reminder of the pitte (part?) not already given to my son John Woodruff, & the remaining half of that land at ye rear of Jonathan & Joseph Ogdens lotts, & my lott of meadow in the creek, & one half of the barn at the Towne. ......my will is that said son Joseph Woodruff shall pay six pounds, ten shillings to his brother Benjamin Woodruff....I will the rest of my land and meadow shall be equally divided to my five sons, Jonathan, David, Joseph, & Daniel & Benjamin Woodruff. * "Foreasmuch as Benjamin Woodruffe of Elizabethtown in the County of Essex hath nominated and made choice of John Myles of the same towne to be his guardian during his minoritie, we have appointed the said John Myles, guardian to the said Benjamin Woodruffe for his intromissions when he comes of full age." ...recorded on November 1, 1695 in Book E of Deeds, p 248 * "died intestate before 1726, wife Susannah died prior to February 24, 1727, on which date the administration of her estate was granted to Joseph Woodruff, (her brother in law,) (AJN XXIII p 522) * Birth dates are taken from a 1597 family bible owned by Donald S Woodruff of MI "The ages of ye familie of Benjamin Woodruff and Sussanna. Sussanna Woodruffe was born ye 25 day of Octob ....about 2 of ye clock in ye ...ing 1706" "Benjamin Woodruffe son of Benjamin Woodruffe was born the 22 day of Octoeber 1708." "Charles Woodruffe son of Benjamin was born the lsy of March 1710." "James Woodruff son of Benjamin was born the 28th of September 1712." * CNW I p 51 * CNW I p 39, 215 -217
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