The Woodforde Family
|First Name||Date of Birth of Baptism||Date of Death|
|Samuel||15 April 1636||11 January 1700|
|John||8 August 1637||1694|
|Sarah||19 August 1638|
|Susannah||16 August 1639|
|Thomas||18 August 1640||27 August 1640|
|Nathaniel||7 September 1641||16 October 1651|
|Hannah||10 ------- 1642||1644|
|Elizabeth||4 March 1643|
|Robert||6 July 1646||6 October 1670|
|Hannah||23 April 1648||January 1653|
|Benjamin||2 September 1650|
|Edward||20 June 1652|
The Descent from Robert Woodforde
Of the many children born to Robert and Hannah, only two survived to adulthood and had children. These were the two eldest sons, Samuel and John. Early in their lives on 13 August 1638, as their fatherís diary records, they were taken in wicker baskets on horses to London away from the danger of the plague in Northamptonshire. Samuel was aged two years and John aged eight months. The family's trusted friends Goodman Lamport and Goodman Wright led the way and their parents accompanied them as far as the town:-
From Samuel would descend the Woodforde family of Ansford, Somerset; from John, the Woodford family of Carleby, Lincs.
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