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Annis Woodbury (Napper?)

Also Known As: "Agnes", "Ann"
Birthplace: Harding, Somersetshire, England
Death: February 14, 1673 (74)
Salem, Essex County , Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Napper and Edith Napper
Wife of John 'The Salem Planter' Woodbury
Mother of John "the Mariner" Woodbury; Hannah Baker; Abigail Hill and Sgt. Peter Woodbury
Sister of Anne Stephens

Managed by: Erica Howton
Last Updated:

About Annis Woodbury

Given name has also been reported to be:

  • Annis
  • Anne
  • Agnes

grandniece of her mother-in-law?

children of John and Ann/Annis (Napper?) Woodbury:

  1. John, b. abt. 1629. Married Elizabeth.
  2. Hannah, bap. 25 December 1636(26), Salem, Essex Co., MA. Married Cornelius Baker.
  3. Abigail, bap. 12 November 1637(27), Salem, Essex Co., MA. Married John Hill.
  4. Peter, bap. 19 September 1640(28), Salem, Essex Co., MA. m. Abigail Batchelder and then Sarah Dodge 7 5 1704

Date of death has also been (erroneously?) reported to be circa February 14, 1671.

Raymon Meyers Tingley gave a name and exact date for the second marriage of John Woodbury [Tingley-Meyers 450], but as with all items attributable only to this author, we should meet these data with extreme skepticism."[1]

"(John Woodbury) married second, March 19, 1627/8, Annis or Agnes Napper, daughter of Thomas, baptized May 1, 1598, Harding, Eng."[2]


  • John Woodbury, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)III:2055, 2057.
  • Tingley, Raymon Meyers. Some ancestral lines: being a record of some of the ancestors of Guilford Solon Tingley and his wife Martha Pamelia Meyers. (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Co., 1935) 450.
  • Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, to the End of Year 1849. (Topsfield, Massachusetts, 1906-07) II:616., Annice, (died) Feb. 14, 1672.
  • Beverly was incorporated, taken off from Salem, in 1668.
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Annis Woodbury's Timeline

May 1, 1598
Harding, Somersetshire, England
May 1, 1598
Harding, Somersetshire, England
May 18, 1600
Age 2
Wisborough Green, , Sussex, , ENGLAND,
Probably, Beverly, Essex County , Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
December 25, 1636
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts

• Name: Hannah Woodbury
• Sex: F
• Birth: BET. 1624 - 1628 in England (or possibly Salem, Essex Co.,Massachusetts)
• Death: 1703 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts

Father: William Woodbury b: ABT. 1589 in probably Somersetshire, England
Mother: Elizabeth Patch b: BEF. 16 APR 1594 in South Petherton, Somersetshire, England

September 12, 1637
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
June 19, 1640
Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
February 14, 1673
Age 74
Salem, Essex County , Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
June 24, 1919
Age 74