John Woodruff: Birth: 1637 in Sturry, Kent, England. Death: 27 APR 1691 in Elizabethtown, NJ
Anne Woodruff: Birth: ABT 1639 in Southampton, LI, NY.
Elizabeth Woodruff: Birth: 1640 in Southampton, LI, NY.
John Woodruff: Birth: 1650 in Southampton, LI, NY. Death: 1703 in Southampton, LI, NY
Note: * babtised at St Mary Northgate, England, where his great uncle, William Russell was churchwarden * recorded as a churchwarded in Fordwich in 1636, where he had married Ann___, and their infant son John was babtised in 1637 in the adjoining parish of Sturry, Kent, England * arrived at Lynn, MA in 1639 * original settler of Southampton, LI, NY with his wife, infant son, stepfather, John Gosmer and mother; signed the Southampton Plantation Contract of 1640 * "It is indicative of John Gosmer's regard for his stepson that on February 20, 1660, "Mr John Gosmer gave and assigned unto John Woodruff Senr that mesuage or tenement scituate over against the said Mr. gosmer his home lot, which tenement he bought of John topping, with all the appurtenances to the said tenement belonging, with all the land, fencing, and the privileges thereunto appertaining, according as was formerly purchased as aforesaid. Allsoe the said Mr. Gosmer gave unto him the said John Woodruff Senr the five acres was laid out to him the said John Gosmer instead of land he gave up in the ox pasture, doth acknowledge to bee unto him the said John Woodruff his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever. - Witness: Henry Pierson, register." (RS II, p 136)" * The will of John Woodruff was proved July 1, 1670, "at the court of Sessions at Southold, devised to his "Eldest son John Woodruff of Elizabeth Town, New Jersey," a "half Crown Piece in full of all portions and patrimony to be expected of me; 20 punds each were left to his daughters Anne Wooley and Elizabeth Dayton, and the residue of his estate to his wife Ann and "Youngest son John Woodruffe," and appointed them executors. The witnesses were Christopher Foster and John Laughton. The probate includes this testimony: "Know all men by this that the above written will is of my own handwriting and that I saw ye said Joh Woodruff sett to his marke and take off ye seale or stamp the wax. As witness my hand, John Laughton." The inventory of the estate, taken May 24, 1670, was appraised as 122 pounds, 7 shillings, 8 pence, and "one half of ye land and housing and accomodation is already clearly by deed of fit disposed of to his son John, the other we apprize at 55 pounds. John Howell, Henry Pierson, Edward Howell, John Jennings." (Abstracts of Wills in the Surrogate's office City of New York and published in Colliections of the New York Historical Socity, 1892, p 17)" * History of Long Island by Benjamin F Thompson, p 147 * CNW I p 28 -38
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