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Henry Wood, of Woodbury

Birthdate:
Birthplace: village of Tottington, near Bury, Greater Manchester, England (United Kingdom)
Death: October 19, 1686 (82-83)
Woodbury, Gloucester, New Jersey, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Wood and Dorothy Wood
Husband of Margaret Wood and Isabel Wood
Father of Thomas Wood; Henry Wood, of Hopewell; Margaret Wood; Thomas Wood and John Wood
Brother of Thomas Wood; John Wood; Elen Taylor; Katherine Wood; Richard Wood and 2 others

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About Henry Wood, of Woodbury

Entered 14 April 2010:

"In 1682 Henry Wood, a Quaker, escaped from religious persecution and sailed to America with his family on the ship the ‘Lyon’. He founded a new community which took its name from his surname, ‘Wood’, and’ Bury’, his home town."

Source for above information:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/374623

Also:

Henry Wood was born in 1603 at Brookhouse Farm which still stands today. The Woods were farmers. He became head of the family very early. He was educated by the head churchman of Bury, Hugh Watmore, who also educated another youth, a certain Henry Dunster.

During the English Civil War, Henry and his son John fought against King Charles 1. Henry’s near neighbours, the Greenhalches of Brandlesholme Hall, fought for the king. King Charles was defeated, losing his head at Westminster London. Cromwell became the Lord Protector of England, so the Puritans became the rulers. Henry did not like the Puritans and instead joined a movement started by George Fox which became the Quakers.

Cromwell’s reign was short and Charles 2 came to the throne. The Quakers were told to conform to the Church of England, but they did not. Henry Wood, being at the forefront of disobedience, was fined, losing his cattle one by one. He spent many years in prison.

At that time William Penn was building Philadelphia and giving land to persecuted Quakers. Henry and his son John obtained 300 acres on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. So in 1683 eighty-year-old Henry and his son John and family left Liverpool on the ship Lyon to sail to America, arriving later that year. Henry lived another three years.

Source for above information:

http://blog.mailasail.com/henrywood/19



Henry is credited with founding the city of Woodbury, New Jersey, taking and combining both his last name "Wood" and the city in England in which he resided "Bury". see wikipedia



"In 1682 Henry Wood, a Quaker, escaped from religious persecution and sailed to America with his family on the ship the ‘Lyon’. He founded a new community which took its name from his surname, ‘Wood’, and’ Bury’, his home town."

Source for above information:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/374623

Also:

Henry Wood was born in 1603 at Brookhouse Farm which still stands today. The Woods were farmers. He became head of the family very early. He was educated by the head churchman of Bury, Hugh Watmore, who also educated another youth, a certain Henry Dunster.

During the English Civil War, Henry and his son John fought against King Charles 1. Henry’s near neighbours, the Greenhalches of Brandlesholme Hall, fought for the king. King Charles was defeated, losing his head at Westminster London. Cromwell became the Lord Protector of England, so the Puritans became the rulers. Henry did not like the Puritans and instead joined a movement started by George Fox which became the Quakers.

Cromwell’s reign was short and Charles 2 came to the throne. The Quakers were told to conform to the Church of England, but they did not. Henry Wood, being at the forefront of disobedience, was fined, losing his cattle one by one. He spent many years in prison.

At that time William Penn was building Philadelphia and giving land to persecuted Quakers. Henry and his son John obtained 300 acres on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. So in 1683 eighty-year-old Henry and his son John and family left Liverpool on the ship Lyon to sail to America, arriving later that year. Henry lived another three years.

Source for above information:

http://blog.mailasail.com/henrywood/19


Henry is credited with founding the city of Woodbury, New Jersey, taking and combining both his last name "Wood" and the city in England in which he resided "Bury".

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Henry Wood, of Woodbury's Timeline

1603
1603
village of Tottington, near Bury, Greater Manchester, England (United Kingdom)
1619
November 7, 1619
Bury, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1621
November 21, 1621
Bury, Greater Manchester, England (United Kingdom)
1624
July 22, 1624
Bury, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1635
August 23, 1635
Bury, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1644
March 23, 1644
Culcheth, Warrington, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)