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William Wood, of Dartmouth

Birthplace: England or, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Death: Died in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Dartmouth, Bristol, Massechusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John "the Mariner" Wood, of Portsmouth and Margaret Wood
Husband of Martha Wood
Father of Josiah Wood; Jonathan Wood; William Wood, Il; Mary Sanford; Sarah Wood and 11 others
Brother of George Wood; Col. Thomas Wood; Frederick Wood; John "the Mariner" Wood, of Hempstead; Susannah Jenney and 2 others
Half brother of George Wood; Susannah Wood and John Wood

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About William Wood, of Dartmouth

'William Wood

  • Birth: ca 1632 in London, England / 1634 Newport RI
  • Parents: John "Mariner" Wood 1590 - 1655, Margaret Carter 1592 - ?
  • Death: Circa 1697 Dartmouth, MA.


  1. 1650 to Martha Earle 1637 - 1696


  1. William Wood (ca 1665-9 Jan 1756)
  2. Mary Wood (ca 1665-15 Dec 1721)
  3. George Wood (ca 1667-25 Nov 1742)
  4. Sarah Wood (ca 1676-24 Oct 1742)
  5. Margaret Wood (ca 1678-ca 1755/1757)
  6. Joseph Wood (4 Nov 1680-)
  7. Daniel Wood (ca 1683-11 Feb 1758)
  8. Josiah Wood (ca 1686-ca 1710)
  9. Rebecca Wood (ca 1689-16 May 1745)
  10. John Wood (ca 1689-)


All My Ancestors Plus William Wood Entries: 56260 Updated: 2015-11-21 17:59:25 UTC (Sat) Contact: Margaret Harke Although most of this database is the result of personal research, some of it is from the research of others. Therefore, not all of the information has been verified. Corrections and additions are welcomed.Pictures of many of the people in my tree can be found on my Ancestry.com tree. I have collections hundreds of pictures still not posted online. Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Add Post-em ID: I1674 Name: William Wood Given Name: William Surname: Wood Sex: M _UID: F2CCBF5FA045D24C8C53AF11C2EDC73D315E Change Date: 7 JUN 2015 Note: Lived in Dartmouth, MA were he died in 1697. An inventory of his estate was taken in Jul 1697 and the estate was divided among his 10 children: William, George, Josiah, Daniel, John, Joseph, Mary, Sarah, Margaret and Rebecca.

15 Apr 1689 On this date William Wood wrote his will: "I William Wood of the towne of Dartmouth in the Cou [ torn ] in New England being through the mercy of god in pfect [ torn ] memory yett calling to mind ye uncertainty of this transitory life Do thearfoar for ye settling of my temporal estate make ordaine + declare this my Last will + testament Revoaking all former + other will or wills by me made + that this my Last will shall Abide + Remaine firme and s+ai [ illegible ] in manor following,

Imps I give + Bequeath unto my five sons vizt George Joseph Jonathan Daniel + Josias all my Lands in the township of Dartmouth to be equally devided between them except one sixt part of halfe A Share of undevided Land mentioned in A deed bearing date ye fifteenth of aprill 1689 and that also ife my sone William have no heir begoten of his body but ife he hath any heir it shall Abid + Remaine to his heirs for ever all the Rest of my titel + Intrest of Lands in the towneship of Dartmouth to be equally devided between my five sons + to them and their heirs for ever after my decease and my wives + to my Loveing wife after my d[ torn ] Expences are payed + discharged I do give all my moves [ -- ] ever other Estate etc except Lands: to be disposed of acor [ --- ] discresion Amongst my daughters to [ -- --- -- ] shee shall se Ca[ --- ] -sease + that my sd Loveing wife martha wood I do appoynt [

] will + testament to be my whole + sole executrix + do de[ --- ] my Loveing brother David Lake + Joseph Allen to be over seers of all my sd Estate in order yt my children may have their Just Rights according to my will + that they may not wronge one another + that neither of ym shall sell dispose or exchange any of sd Land without making a tender of ye same to ye brother beginning with ye eldest
five farther + Lastly my will is that my sone William shall have five shillings and my daughter mary shall have five shillings and my over seers above shall be satisfied for their care + trouble by ye Executrix or they that is ye occasion theareof as witnesseth my hand + seal this fifteenth of April one thousand six hundred eighty + nine 1689 Zachariah Allen William Wood Ebezer Allen (his mark W) Sarah Allen (her mark)

The original will, badly mutilated, is still preserved, but it was not accepted for probate. We find no trace of the deed to William, Jr., mentioned as having been written on the same day as the will. Martha, who was to have been executrix, evidently predeceased her husband. The problem of William, Jr.'s having or not having an heir was soon solved; for his first child was born six months after the date of the will. Perhaps he was then living on Long Island - as he certainly was for a time somewhat later - and so not in close touch with the folks at home.

10 Feb 1697 William and George Wood, the oldest sons, were appointed administrators, bonds of £800 being given by Thomas Wood of Swansea, the deceased's brother; Thomas Mallet of Newport, his son-in-law; and Increase Allen of Dartmouth. They signed in that order: William (__X__) Wood George Wood Witnesses the mark of W William Wodell Thomas Wood <u>1

</u> William Fobes Thomas Mallett Increase Allen 10 Mar 1698 "An account exhibited by William Wood and George Wood, administrators of the estate left by William Wood late of Dartmouth dec'd, dated Mar 10 1697/8. Items: To wlliam wood his Dubble portion Eldest son To George wood Adm: with William wood abovesaid To Joseph wood payd in lands Next Brother To these three Brethren above Named the lands were, Divided And farther the Admrs hath payd these following Legaties To Daniel wood payd to his Gaurdian as pr his Receipt To John Wood as pr receipt Signed by Thomas Mallett To Josiah wood payd his Gaurdian David Lake To ms Mary Mallet pr Receipt signed by Mallett <u>2

</u> To Sarah wood as pr Recept payd To Margaret wood her guardian David Lake pd as by his Receipt To Rebecca wood payd her Guardian David Lake as by his Receipt

12 May 1698 As the administration was being closed, the Recorder entered the guardians' receipts, and others: Dated 14 Apr 1697: Thomas Malett receipted for his wife, Mary Mallett's share; + Sarah Wood for hers 10 May 1697: David Lake signed receipt as guardian of Margaret and Rebecca Wood 8 Feb 1698: Lake signed as guardian of Josiah Wood. 14 Mar 1698: Lake signed as guardian of Joseph Wood. _TMPLT: FIELD: Name: Page 1 _TMPLT: FIELD: Name: Page 2 _TMPLT: FIELD: Name: Page 3 _TMPLT: FIELD: Name: Page 4 Birth: ABT 1634 _SDATE: 1 JUL 1634 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Death: BEF 3 FEB 1696/7 _SDATE: 2 FEB 1697 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA _TMPLT: FIELD: Name: Page 1

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Father: John Wood b: ABT 1590 in England Mother: Margaret Carter

Marriage 1 Martha Earle b: ABT 1638 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Married: 1662 Note: Marriage shown by Ralph Earle's will dated 19 Nov 1673. 1 Children

William Wood b: 1663 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA
Mary Wood b: ABT 1665
George Wood b: ABT 1667
Sarah Wood b: 1676
Margaret Wood b: 1678
Joseph Wood b: ABT 1680 in Of Dartmouth, Bristol, Ma
Daniel Wood b: ABT 1683 in Of Dartmouth, Bristol, Ma
Josiah Wood b: ABT 1686
John Wood b: ABT 1689 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Rebecca Wood b: 1689

Marriage 2 Elizabeth Smith

Sources: Abbrev: Wood Family Index Title: John Sumner Wood, LDS Library Salt Lake 929.273 W85wo Name: Footnote Name: ShortFootnote Name: Bibliography Abbrev: Little Compton Families Title: Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, LDS Library in Salt Lake 974.56L2 D3w Also in Tulare Genealogical Library, Tulare, CA (Little Compton Historical Society, 1967) Also in Tulare Genealogical Library, Tulare, CA Also in Tulare Genealogical Library, Tulare, CA. Little Compton Historical Society, 1967. Name: Footnote Also in Tulare Genealogical Library, Tulare, CA (Little Compton Historical Society, 1967) Name: ShortFootnote Also in Tulare Genealogical Library, Tulare, CA Name: Bibliography Also in Tulare Genealogical Library, Tulare, CA. Little Compton Historical Society, 1967. Abbrev: Memorial and Biographical Record of Delaware Co. Title: Allen Co. Library 977.101 D37m 977.101 D37m 977.101 D37m. Name: Footnote 977.101 D37m Name: ShortFootnote 977.101 D37m Name: Bibliography 977.101 D37m. Abbrev: Genealogies of Rhode Island Families Vol 1 Title: Genealogies of Rhode Island Families Vol 1 974.5 D2rg D2rg vol 1 Ancestry.com WorldConnect Home | WorldConnect Global Search | WorldConnect Help RootsWeb.com, Inc. is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. If you have a problem with a particular entry, please contact the submitter of said entry. You have full control over your GEDCOM. You can change or remove it at any time. RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community. Learn more.

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1642 - 1697  (55 years) 

Name William Wood [1] Born 1642 Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Gender Male Died 1697 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Person ID I1023 Barbara Rietheimer Lyngarkos Family Tree Last Modified 13 Jan 2016

Father John Wood, b. 12 Apr 1590, London, London, England , d. 17 Mar 1655, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States (Age 64 years) Relationship Natural Mother Margaret Carter, b. 1592, Mitcham, Surrey, England , d. 1643, Long Island City, Queens, New York, United States (Age 51 years) Relationship Natural Married 28 Jan 1610 Saviors Southwark, Essex, England Family ID F189 Group Sheet

Sources [S25] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Trees. http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=43412688&pid=1023

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William Wood, of Dartmouth's Timeline

July 1, 1634
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Age 19
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
September 29, 1658
Age 24
Age 25
Portsmouth,Newport,Rhode Island
Age 28
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Age 29
Dartmouth, Bristol , Massachusetts
Age 40
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Age 44
November 4, 1680
Age 46
Portsmouth,Newport,Rhode Island,USA
Age 45
Probably Dartmouth, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)