Deborah Woodhull (Crewes) (1624 - c.1691) MP

‹ Back to Woodhull surname

Is your surname Woodhull?

Research the Woodhull family

Deborah Woodhull's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Birthplace: Thenford, Northamptonshire, UK
Death: Died in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY, USA
Managed by: Audrey Nissen
Last Updated:

About Deborah Woodhull (Crewes)

THE WOODHULL FAMILY IN AMERICA.

The Woodhulls in America are the descendants of Richard Wodhull I., who was born, probably, at Thenford, Northamptonshire, England, September 13, 1620. (See Benjamin F. Thompson's "History of Long Island," also "American Ancestry," and many other references.)

The date of Richard Wodhull's marriage, and his wife Deborah's surname are uncertain. The tombstones of Richard Wodhull I., and Richard Wodhull II., with those of their wives, were ruthlessly destroyed during the Revolutionary War. The original Family Bible is also missing, the oldest obtainable, being that of Richard IV., who was born in the year 1712.

It is strongly believed by some that Richard Wodhull I., married Deborah Crewe. According to Dr. Samuel Johnson, first President King's College, in a letter to his son in the year 1757, Richard Wodhull II., was "cousin german by his mother, to Lord Crewe, father of the Bishop of Durham, whose niece was mother to the present Earl of Walgrave or Waldgrave."

This seems for several reasons highly possible, but so far, it has been impossible to secure access to the private pedigrees of the Crewe family.

The Crewe motto "Sequor nec Inferior" was adopted by the Woodhull family and, as will be seen further on, the families of Crewe and Wodhull were intimately associated as friends and kinsmen. (See Beardsley's "Life and Letters of Dr. Samuel Johnson, First President of King's College.")

Source: The Woodhull Family in America: A RECORD OF THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD WODHULL I., OF BROOKHAVEN, LONG ISLAND 1620-1904

view all

Deborah Woodhull's Timeline

1624
1624
Thenford, Northamptonshire, UK
1651
1651
Age 27
<brookhaven, Suffolk, Ny>, New york
1651
Age 27
Brookhaven, Suffolk, New york
1653
1653
Age 29
Brookhaven, Suffolk, New york
1659
1659
Age 35
New York
1662
May 30, 1662
Age 38
Brookhaven, Suffolk, New york
1691
April 5, 1691
Age 67
Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY, USA
????