Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NamePhilemon Woodward
Spouses
Birth2 Jun 1735, James City Co VA
FatherLeonard Henley (ca1702-<1761)
Notes for Philemon Woodward
Philemon Woodward married Rebecca Henley, whose birth is given as June 2nd, 1735. Leonard Henley, her father, was born in 1690 and lived at "Merry Oaks," until his death in 1752. He was a life long neighbor and, over many years, a fellow vestryman of Lancelot Woodward. His wife was Elizabeth Richardson, daughter of Robert Richardson, owner of "Lower Brandon," on the James River, until he moved, in 1720, to Goochland County. Leonard Henley had eight children, four sons and four daughters, the youngest child being Rebecca. He was the only son of Reginald Henley, the immigrant, who, in 1661, patented 360 acres in Wilmington Parish, James City County. "Merry Oaks," his seat, was conveyed by deed to his four year old son- Leonard, in 1694. Leonard Henley succeeds George Woodward, in 1739, on the latter's retirement from the vestry; he, then, becomes Churchwarden and is succeeded, as such, by Lancelot Woodward, two years later. They remain together on the vestry, until Lancelot's death, whom he survives by a couple of years only. What more natural than that the youngest daughter of Leonard Henley should wed a younger son of Lancelot Woodward?2024
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