Jane Woodward

Last updated 8 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Died: Abt 1737

Father: Richard Woodward Sr. (1635 – 1706)

Mother: Jane Nyle (? – 1715)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 172 (PDF page 228)

Comment: Source includes name (Jane Woodward).

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 12,23 (PDF page 16,27) / Transcript of Will of Richard Woodward (p.12)

Comment: Source includes name (Jane Woodward).

book-history-of-fayette-pa-v1-1912: John W. Jordan (editor) and James Hadden, Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by The Pennsylvania State University, Commonwealth Campuses Libraries, Fayette Campus [This book contains a civic history of Fayette County colonial families and prominent residents as of the early 1900s. It was published under the auspices of The Pennsylvania Historical Society.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 217 (PDF page 326)

Comment: Source includes name (Jane [Woodward]).

book-mendenhalls-a-genealogy-1969: The Mendenhalls; database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Henry Hart Beeson, The Mendenhalls: A Genealogy; Houston, unknown, 1991" [This is a privately published genealogy, and appears to be typed rather than typeset. Reference is made to some original records, but there are no images or transcripts included.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 3 (image 5), accessed 29 Aug 2009

Comment: Source includes name (Jane Woodward).

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death

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 23 (PDF page 27)

Comment: Source includes approximate year (about 1737).

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father

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 12 (PDF page 16) / Transcript of Will of Richard Woodward

Comment: Source identifies Jane Woodward as a daughter of Richard Woodward. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 23 (PDF page 27)

Comment: Source implies Jane Woodward as a daughter of Jane [Woodward]. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

book-history-of-fayette-pa-v1-1912: John W. Jordan (editor) and James Hadden, Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by The Pennsylvania State University, Commonwealth Campuses Libraries, Fayette Campus [This book contains a civic history of Fayette County colonial families and prominent residents as of the early 1900s. It was published under the auspices of The Pennsylvania Historical Society.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 217 (PDF page 326)

Comment: Source implies Jane [Woodward] as a daughter of Jane Woodward. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

book-mendenhalls-a-genealogy-1969: The Mendenhalls; database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Henry Hart Beeson, The Mendenhalls: A Genealogy; Houston, unknown, 1991" [This is a privately published genealogy, and appears to be typed rather than typeset. Reference is made to some original records, but there are no images or transcripts included.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 3 (image 5), accessed 29 Aug 2009

Comment: Source identifies Jane Woodward as a daughter of Jane (Nyle) Woodward. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Nathaniel Newlin [2nd] (1690 – 1731)

Married: Abt Apr 1711

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 23 (PDF page 27)

Comment: Source includes date (March or April, 1711) of the marriage of Nathaniel Newlin (of Concord, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Mendenhall) Newlin of that place), with Jane Woodward (daughter of Richard and Jane [Woodward] of Middletown).

book-mendenhalls-a-genealogy-1969: The Mendenhalls; database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Henry Hart Beeson, The Mendenhalls: A Genealogy; Houston, unknown, 1991" [This is a privately published genealogy, and appears to be typed rather than typeset. Reference is made to some original records, but there are no images or transcripts included.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 3 (image 5), accessed 29 Aug 2009

Comment: Source includes date (March or April 1711).

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 172 (PDF page 228)

Comment: Source notes that Nathaniel [Newlin] married Jane Woodward.

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Sisters Jane and Mary Woodward married brothers Nathaniel and John Newlin.

Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Jane may have married Nathaniel Newlin on the same day her sister married his brother. [book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879]

The History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania relates an amusing anecdote about how Esther's parents didn't want her to marry Nathaniel --- not because they didn't like him, but because he lived in the back country where bears were a real problem.

Nathaniel and Jane's son Nathaniel may have married Esther Metcalf in 1735. Nathaniel and Esther had a daughter Tabitha who married John Mendenhall. [book-mendenhalls-a-genealogy-1969]

Nathaniel and Esther may have had a son, Nathaniel Newlin IV. This son was a member of the State Senate and of the convention which framed the U.S. Constitution in 1790. There are stories that he was offered, and refused, a seat in Congress by the dominant party; not just once, but several times.

Jane probably died in 1737.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 23 (PDF page 27)

book-mendenhalls-a-genealogy-1969: The Mendenhalls; database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Henry Hart Beeson, The Mendenhalls: A Genealogy; Houston, unknown, 1991" [This is a privately published genealogy, and appears to be typed rather than typeset. Reference is made to some original records, but there are no images or transcripts included.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 3 (image 5), accessed 29 Aug 2009

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