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Deborah Woodhull (Crewes)

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Birthplace: Thenford, Northamptonshire, UK
Death: Died in Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, United States
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Daughter of John Crew, 1st Baron Crew of Stene and Jemima Crewe
Wife of Richard Woodhull
Mother of Ruth Edsall
Sister of Jemima, Lady Montagu (Crew); Rt. Rev. Nathaniel Crewe, 3rd Baron Crewe; Sir Thomas Crewe, 2nd Baron of Stene and Ann Crewe

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About Deborah Woodhull

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

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Deborah Woodhull's Timeline

1624
1624
Thenford, Northamptonshire, UK
1653
1653
Age 29
Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York
1691
April 5, 1691
Age 67
Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, United States