Person:Archelaus Woodman (4)

Lieutenant Archelaus Woodman
chr.23 Jan 1613/14 Corsham, Wiltshire, England
m. Abt. 1612
  1. Lieutenant Archelaus Woodman1613/14 - 1702
  2. Rebecca WOODMAN1616 -
  3. Walter WOODMAN1620 -
  4. Jonathan WOODMAN1621 -
  5. Anne WOODMAN1623 -
  6. Ruth WOODMAN1625 -
  7. David WOODMAN1628 -
m. bef 1637
  1. Sarah Woodmanest 1637 - 1676
  • HLieutenant Archelaus Woodman1613/14 - 1702
  • WDorothy Swan1636 - 1710
m. 13 Nov 1678
Facts and Events
Name Lieutenant Archelaus Woodman
Alt Name[2] Hercules Woodman
Gender Male
Christening[1][2] 23 Jan 1613/14 Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Emigration[1] 1635 On the James of London..
Residence[1] 1635 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[1] Mercer (in England).
Marriage bef 1637 Based on estimated date of birth of only known child.
to Elizabeth Unknown
Other[1] 17 May 1637 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesAdmitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay.
Marriage 13 Nov 1678 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Dorothy Swan
Alt Death[2] 14 May 1702 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1][4] 7 Oct 1702 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Alt Death[4] 17 Oct 1702 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
The James of London (1635)
At least two ships called the James sailed in 1635 from England to New England. The passenger list for this one refers to the "James of London." It lists only the men and boys, but indicates that wives and children accompanied them.
Sailed: 26 Apr 1635 from London, England under Master William Cooper
Arrived: 3 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts.

53 men plus families
(men without descendants listed on the category page).
Maurice Anglis - Thomas Antram - Edmund Balter (servant John Smale) - Nicholas Batt - Thomas Browne - Thos Carpenter - Augustine Clement - Thomas Colman - Zacheus Coutris - Thomas Duryes - John Emery - Anthony Emery - John Euered Alias Webb - Robert Field - John Greene - Edmund Hawes - Peter Higdon - Nicholas Holte - Maudit Ingles - John Knight - Ris Knight - Anthony Morse - William Morse - John Musselwhite - John Parker - John Pithouse - William Paddey - John Pike - Sampson Salter - Michael Shafflin - Thomas Smith - George Smythe - Anthony Thetcher - Josuah Verren - Phillip Varren - Richard Walker - Hercules Woodman

Resources: Passenger List - Winthrop Society - Great Migration Newsletter

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Archelaus Woodman, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 7:511-16.

    "ORIGIN: Christian Malford, Wiltshire.
    IMMIGRATION: 1635 on the James (on or about 5 April 1635, 'Hercules Woodman, of the same [Malford], mercer,' appeared on the passenger list of the James of London, preparing to sail for New England from Southampton [Drake's Founders 55])."
    "OCCUPATION: Mercer (in England) [Drake's Founders 55].
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Newbury church prior to 17 May 1637 implied by freemanship. In the conflict in the Newbury church between Edward Woodman and Rev. Thomas Parker in 1669, 1670 and 1671, Archelaus Woodman adhered to the faction of his brother Edward [EQC 4:350-67].
    FREEMAN: 17 May 1637 (as 'Archelaus Woodman,' fourth in a sequence of eight Newbury men) [MBCR 1:373]. Oath of allegiance in 1678 (aged 60 [EQC 7:157])."
    "BIRTH: Baptized Corsham, Wiltshire, 23 January 1613/4, son of Edward Woodman [NEHGR 97:284-85 (aged 60 in 1678 [EQC 7:157]; on 9 November 1695, 'Archelaus Woodman [deposed] aged about eighty years and an inhabitant of the town of Newbury sixty years' [SJC Case #3217]."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Coffin, Joshua. A list of some of the descendants of Mr. Edward Woodman: who settled at Newbury Mass., 1635. (Newburyport, Mass.: Printed for C. Woodman, at the Union Job Office, 1855), 5.

    "Archelaus (Woodman) came from a place called Christian Malford, a parish in Wiltshire, in the North-west part of the County, about six miles from Malmesbury, the chief town of that part of the country. He came passenger in the ship James, of London, which sailed from Southampton for New England, In April, 1635. His name may be found in Vol. VII of the third series of the Mass. Historical Society's Collections, page 319. He is there called Hercules Woodman. Archelaus, in 1635, is styled 'mercer.' His first wife, Elizabeth, died 17th December, 1677. His second wife, Dorothy Chapman, whom he married 12th Nov., 1678, died in 1706. In the Newbury records he is styled Lieut., and died 14th Oct., 1702, aged about 90. He left no children." [One child of record, daughter Sarah, preceeded him in death.]

  3.   Corsham Parish Registers, Baptisms, in Moriarty, G. Andrews. Genealogical Research in England - Woodman. Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jul 1943), 97:284.

    "1613 Archelaus (Woodman), of Edward, 23 January [1613/14]"

  4. 4.0 4.1 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911), 2:753.

    "Woodman, Archelaus, Lt. Oct. 7, 1702. [Oct. 17. (copy of vital records made by Henry Short about 1690.)]"