Edward Wood, of Nuneaton & Charlestown (1598 - 1642) MP

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Birthplace: Nuneaton, Warwickshire , England
Death: Died in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Occupation: Baker
Managed by: Floyd Brian Russak
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About Edward Wood, of Nuneaton & Charlestown

Edward Wood, son of Lewis and Margaret (Holmes) Wood, was born at Nuneaton, Warwickshire, baptized 29 Oct. 1598, and died at Charlestown MA 27 Nov.(9 mo.) 1642; married at Nuneaton 2 Feb. 1619-20 Ruth Lee, who died at Charlestown 29 Aug. 1642.

He brought his family to Charlestown, and was a baker there in 1639. He was granted land "on the Mistick side" in 1640 and 1642. On 13 May 1640 he was made a freeman. He died intestate, and his estate's inventory was filed 13 May 1643 (Suffolk County Probate 2:13). Records showing the names and disposition of their children are lacking.

Children of Edward1 and Ruth (Lee) Wood :

i.Elizabeth2, bp. Nuneaton 22 Oct. 1620, d. Charlestown 1 Nov. 1688; m. by 1642 Solomon Phipps, b. c1619, d. Charlestown 25 July 1671: 8 Phipps ch.

ii.Ann, bp. Nuneaton 6 Apr. 1623, bur. there 15 Mar. 1625-6.

iii.Obadiah, bp. Nuneaton 2 Oct. 1625, d. Ipswich MA in Nov. 1694; m. 1st c1646 Margaret Sparke, who d. Ipswich 5 July 1667, sister of John and Samuel Spark: 10 ch.; m. 2nd c1674 Hazelelponi (Willix) Gee, b. c1636, d. Ipswich 27 Nov. 1714, dau. of Balthasar and Hannah Willix and widow of John Gee (see HARRIS Family): 4 ch. Baker ("bisket maker"), soldier in King Philip's War.

iv.Josiah, b. prob. at Nuneaton c1629, d. Charlestown 24 Sept. 1691; m. there 28 Oct. 1657 Lydia Bacon, b. prob. in Ireland c1638, d. Charlestown 25 Nov. 1712, dau. of Michael and Mary Bacon: 6 ch. Soldier in King Philip's War.

v.Thomas, b. c1633.

vi.Ruth, b. c1636, d. Malden MA 18 Jan. 1696-7; m. there 14 Apr. 1658 Phineas Upham, b. Weymouth MA c1635, d. Boston in Oct. 1676, son of John and Elizabeth (Slade) Upham: 7 Upham ch. He d. of wounds received 19 Dec. 1675. Ruth had been raised in the home of Ralph Mousall.

vii.Tabitha, bp. Charlestown 30 May 1641, d. there 29 Aug. 1642.

Reprinted with permission from an unpublished Chute compilation by Perley Leighton. Sources are listed.

©Copyright G. Robert Anderson, 1997.

Name supplied by- Gary B Roberts at the NEHGS Conference in Orlando, FL

Edward Wood was a resident of charlestown, MA as early as August 1639 if he is that edward Wood who assigned the apprenticeship contract of Thomas Cooper, laborer to Leonard Buttolpe, bricklayer of Boston. An undated conveyance by William Brackenberry of Charlestown, planter, to edward Wood of Charlestown, baker, executed prior to 24 December 1639, of a dwelling house, garden, and appurtenances in Charlestown, for the sum of 39 pounds 10 s, included a covenant by Brackenberry that he would not compete with Wood in the baking of bread inCharlestown. On October 28, 1640 Edward Wood was granted five acres "on the Mistick side". On 14 september 1641/2 he was granted two acres in the "lower fields" which were mentioned later in the inventory of his estate. He was admitted to the First Church in March 1639/40 and made a freeman 13 may 1640. The only other notice of edward Wood was a fine of eight shilings for baking wheat meale contrary to order by the Court of assistants in 1642.

He died intestate, his inventory taken 4 December 1642 and filed 13 May 1643 included a house and garden valued at 20 pounds and two acres of planting ground. No record has been found of the transfer of this property. The court took delivery of the estate inventory and an account of how the children are disposed of, which the court approved. It is unfortunate that the original record is no longer available to establish the names and dispositions of all the orphaned children of Edward Wood.

Ref: "The Genealogist" Vol. 9, 1988

-------------------- was born in 1598 in ENGLAND. He was baptized on 29 Oct 1598 in NUNEATON, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND. He Freeman on 13 May 1640. He died on 27 Nov 1642 in CHARLESTOWN, MA. Edward Wood was a baker, he bought half-interest in a house in Charlestown, Ma., which we learn from a deed transfer dated November 1, 1639, from William Brackenbury with the provision that Brackenbury would not engage in the bakery business so long as Edward was there. He was admitted to the First Church of Charlestown on January 30,1640. His estate, inventoried by Robert Long, William Blackenbury and Richard Russell on October 4,1642 was valued at 20 pounds and consisted of a house, a garden, and two acres of planting ground.

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Edward Wood's Timeline

1598
October 29, 1598
Nuneaton, Warwickshire , England
October 29, 1598
Norwich, Norfolk, England
October 29, 1598
Norwich, Norfolkshire, England, United Kingdom
October 29, 1598
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1620
February 2, 1620
Age 21
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
October 22, 1620
Age 21
Nuneaton, Warwickshire , England
1620
Age 21
1623
1623
Age 24
England
1625
October 2, 1625
Age 26
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
1627
1627
Age 28