Mathew Woodruff, 1682

Birth

Military

Birth of a sonJohn Woodruff
1643

Birth of a sonMathew Woodruff
1646

Birth of a daughterHannah Woodruff
November 1648

Birth of a daughterElizabeth Woodruff
December 1651

Baptism of a daughterHannah Woodruff
April 2, 1654
Note: ged about 5 1/2 years"

ged about 5 1/2 years" Birth date estimated from this circa November 1648

Baptism of a daughterElizabeth Woodruff
April 2, 1654
Note: "aged 2 yr. 5 mo."

"aged 2 yr. 5 mo." Birth date estimated at December 1651

Baptism of a daughterMary Woodruff
November 5, 1654
Baptism of a sonJohn Woodruff
May 16, 1658
Note: age “15 yr. And upward”

age “15 yr. And upward” Birth date estimted from Babtismal record as circa 1643

Baptism of a sonMathew Woodruff
May 16, 1658
Note: "in the 12 year of his life"

"in the 12 year of his life" Estimated birth date from baptismal record 1646

Birth of a sonSamuel Woodruff
August 26, 1661
Birth of a daughterMary Woodruff

Number of children
6

Will

Note: Following is a verbatim copy of his will, Hartford…

Following is a verbatim copy of his will, Hartford Probate Court N° 4102. The Last Will and testament of Matthew Woodruff senior I Mathew Woodruff being att this pressent very weak and ssick yett by the good hand of god upon mee have my perfect understanding now I doe think meet to sett that Little estate god hath lent me att some stay my will is as followeth — — — Item — my will is thatt all my lawfull debts shall be discharged and my will is that my son Samuell shal have three acers and a half off my plowing land which lyes in the great meddow next to my son John Woodrufs land my mind is that for itt he shall discharg all my just debts Item— I give and bequeath to my son Samuell Woodruff my house and my home stead and my meddow land in the little meddow and one acer and a half of plowing land be it more or less which lyeth next the River in the little meddow and my horse and one oxe and one yong boolock and five yong cattle and my cart and plow and plow irons of my plow and chains and harow and all my tackling belonging to my teame and all my tools and my arms and amunition and my Two tabls and two bed steads and my chairs — all these I doe give to my son Samuell with seaven swine upon that condition my son doth maintayne my loving wiffe his dere mother her lives time and after my loveing wives desease my will is that my son John Woodroof shall have two acers of my meddow land lying next to Thomas Porters land and one acer of plowing land over the river next to his own land which he bought of his father and my mind is that my son John shall pay to my daughter Hannah Seamor five pounds= morover my will is after my loveing wives desease that my son Matthew Woodruff shall have two acers off my meddow land next to my son Johns meddow I give him morover iff my son Samuell cannot maintayne my wiffe with a comfortable livly hood iff shee needs my will is that my dear and loveing wife shall have power to sell som of my medow land for to procure a comfortable livly hood Item — my mind is that all my out land that is layd out or shall be layd out belonging to mee I give to my son Matthew and my son Samuell Woodroof to be equally devided betwixt them both Item = I give to my loveing wife Two cows — one ffether bedd and all the furneture belonging to itt with the rest off my moveabls in my house to be att her despose too her daughters iff shee please September The sixt 1682 Wittness: Robert Porter Robt. porter made oath in court Decembr 14: 1682 Mathew Woodrofe did declare that the above writen was his last will & testament attest John Allyn Secry. The inventory of the astat of Mathew Woodruf deseast: as too Hous and hom stead 50:00 00 8 aight acars of Land in the Letall meadow 50 00 00 four acars and a half of land in the great meadow 22 00 00 all the ought Lands belonging to him 30 00 00 all the Living stock neat hog and swin 35 00 00 corn and hay and flacks 19 00 00 tooles and cart and plow and eyron belongin to them 08 19 00 bedding and bed sted – and furnature to them 11 00 00 Lining and wolling clos 10 00 00 bras and putur oyron and woodan ware 06 17 00 tabals chests chars tabull fram and timbar 04 02 00 moveabull goods: and barals and tubs 01 15 00 toles to manedg husbandry with armes and aminytyon 02 17 00 This inwantory tackan by us: townsmen (251 10 00) a payer skales 5s swarme of beese 10s -0-15-00 Thommas hart Thomas Porter Richard Seamar A Country Court hald at Hartford, Conn., December 13, 1682 Matthe Woodrofe his last will and Testament was exhibited in Court proved, and ordered to be recorded, and for as much as one daughter is not mentioned in the Will, the Court orders to be payd to that daughter, a portion equivolent to what the rest of the daughters have had out of the estate. The remaynder of the estate to be disposed according to the Will; and this court grans administration upon the estate to Samuel Woodrofe, with the will annexed.

Submitter

Death September 1682
Family with parents
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mother
himself
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-2 years
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-19 years
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18251896
Birth: May 28, 1825Jefferson County New York
Death: November 25, 1896Pecatonica Illinois
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18071849
Birth: 1807
Death: December 22, 1849Ottawa Illinois
19 years
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brother
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17611844
Birth: 1761Southington Connecticut
Death: November 17, 1844Westmorland New York
2 years
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17631830
Birth: June 4, 1763Farmington Connecticut
Death: October 15, 1830New Hartford New York
5 years
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69 years
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3 years
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18361920
Birth: December 5, 1836Spencer New York
Death: May 27, 1920Minneapolis Minnesota
-36 years
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18011873
Birth: May 6, 1801
Death: August 14, 1873Dryden Township Lapeer County Michigan
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Family with Hannah ?
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partner
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16431692
Birth: 1643
Death: May 1692Farmington Connecticut
4 years
son
16461691
Birth: 1646
Death: November 1691Farmington Connecticut
3 years
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16481712
Birth: November 1648
Death: September 16, 1712Farmington Connecticut
3 years
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16511731
Birth: December 1651
Death: January 5, 1731
3 years
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7 years
son
16611742
Birth: August 26, 1661Farmington Connecticut
Death: January 8, 1742Southington Connecticut
SourceWoodruff Geneology
Will

Following is a verbatim copy of his will, Hartford Probate Court N° 4102. The Last Will and testament of Matthew Woodruff senior I Mathew Woodruff being att this pressent very weak and ssick yett by the good hand of god upon mee have my perfect understanding now I doe think meet to sett that Little estate god hath lent me att some stay my will is as followeth — — — Item — my will is thatt all my lawfull debts shall be discharged and my will is that my son Samuell shal have three acers and a half off my plowing land which lyes in the great meddow next to my son John Woodrufs land my mind is that for itt he shall discharg all my just debts Item— I give and bequeath to my son Samuell Woodruff my house and my home stead and my meddow land in the little meddow and one acer and a half of plowing land be it more or less which lyeth next the River in the little meddow and my horse and one oxe and one yong boolock and five yong cattle and my cart and plow and plow irons of my plow and chains and harow and all my tackling belonging to my teame and all my tools and my arms and amunition and my Two tabls and two bed steads and my chairs — all these I doe give to my son Samuell with seaven swine upon that condition my son doth maintayne my loving wiffe his dere mother her lives time and after my loveing wives desease my will is that my son John Woodroof shall have two acers of my meddow land lying next to Thomas Porters land and one acer of plowing land over the river next to his own land which he bought of his father and my mind is that my son John shall pay to my daughter Hannah Seamor five pounds= morover my will is after my loveing wives desease that my son Matthew Woodruff shall have two acers off my meddow land next to my son Johns meddow I give him morover iff my son Samuell cannot maintayne my wiffe with a comfortable livly hood iff shee needs my will is that my dear and loveing wife shall have power to sell som of my medow land for to procure a comfortable livly hood Item — my mind is that all my out land that is layd out or shall be layd out belonging to mee I give to my son Matthew and my son Samuell Woodroof to be equally devided betwixt them both Item = I give to my loveing wife Two cows — one ffether bedd and all the furneture belonging to itt with the rest off my moveabls in my house to be att her despose too her daughters iff shee please September The sixt 1682 Wittness: Robert Porter Robt. porter made oath in court Decembr 14: 1682 Mathew Woodrofe did declare that the above writen was his last will & testament attest John Allyn Secry. The inventory of the astat of Mathew Woodruf deseast: as too Hous and hom stead 50:00 00 8 aight acars of Land in the Letall meadow 50 00 00 four acars and a half of land in the great meadow 22 00 00 all the ought Lands belonging to him 30 00 00 all the Living stock neat hog and swin 35 00 00 corn and hay and flacks 19 00 00 tooles and cart and plow and eyron belongin to them 08 19 00 bedding and bed sted – and furnature to them 11 00 00 Lining and wolling clos 10 00 00 bras and putur oyron and woodan ware 06 17 00 tabals chests chars tabull fram and timbar 04 02 00 moveabull goods: and barals and tubs 01 15 00 toles to manedg husbandry with armes and aminytyon 02 17 00 This inwantory tackan by us: townsmen (251 10 00) a payer skales 5s swarme of beese 10s -0-15-00 Thommas hart Thomas Porter Richard Seamar A Country Court hald at Hartford, Conn., December 13, 1682 Matthe Woodrofe his last will and Testament was exhibited in Court proved, and ordered to be recorded, and for as much as one daughter is not mentioned in the Will, the Court orders to be payd to that daughter, a portion equivolent to what the rest of the daughters have had out of the estate. The remaynder of the estate to be disposed according to the Will; and this court grans administration upon the estate to Samuel Woodrofe, with the will annexed.

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Note

From a 15 page manuscript by Helen Stone Woodruff 1910- Kept in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and digitized by the Genealogy Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. PDF copy kept in family records of James Laurence Dudley Woodruff

WOODRUFF, MATTHEW, born 1612,England. There is no definite proof that this is indeed the same Matthew named as the son of Sir David Woodruff, but is generally accepted as true. Matthew was a defendant in a law-suit in Hartford in June of 1643. He bought "his homestead" in February of 1653 in Farmington, Conn. He was made a freeman 21-May-l657 at Hartford. Again he was listed as a freeman by the General Court in Farmington on 12-Oct-l669. He served as constable 8-Mar-l672/73. His wife was HANNAH. It is unknown what her surname was- there was indication that it was Orton and again Pratt, but there has been no proof. The Farmington Church Records on 2-April-l654 "Hannah Woodruff the wife of Matthew Woodruff and her daughter Hannah Woodruff aged about 5fc years and Elizabeth Woodruff about the age of 2 yrs, 5 mo. were joined to the church". 5-Nov-i654 "Mary Woodruff daughter of (Hannah) Woodruff was baptised." l6-May-l658 "the chidren of Hannah Woodruff were baptised- John 15 yrs and upward, Matthew in the 12th year of his life". Matthew, himself was jointo the church, l-Mar-l672. Died in Sept. of 1682. His will is Page 5. in Hartford # 4102-Probate Court. His son Samuel was administrator, Filed 6-Sept-l682. Settled 13-Dec-i682.

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Microfilm typed document no provenance given. Microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah Sept 5, 1941 Found of Family Search by James Laurence Dudley Woodruff July 23, 2021

MATTHEW1 bought two acres of land partly of John Warner and partly of Thomas Upson in. February 1655 and lived in and probably built a house thereon before March 11.1665. The house stood on the east side of the main street of Farmington nearly opposite the place where now stands the Farmington Savings Bank. His name appears in a list of the members of the Church in Farmington prepared March 1 1879-80. He was a freeman in Farmington in the list returned to the General Court October 12.1669. On the 8th of March 1672-3 he was appointed a constable for Farmington. He was one of the Eighty Four Proprietors of Farmington in the list of 1672 and afterward. He died between September 6. 1682 and December 13. 1682, the dates of the making and of the presentation of his will. His wife Hanna and her daughter joined the church April 2.1654. He had six children.