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The Woodwards and Wise families from Packwood and Solihull, Warwickshire

 

 

A recent release of new records on Familysearch has expanded this branch of my tree.

See below but a fair amount more is now known, Ancestry have released Warwickshire PR, together with the Familysearch records these area great assistance.

(Transcriptions on Familysearch are better but images are present on Ancestry)

This page will be updated in due course.

 

Richard Whateley married his wife Elizabeth Woodward or Woodwards on 9th Nov 1819 at Aston juxta Birmingham, Warwickshire.

The name was spelled Woodward or Woodwards at different times.

Elizabeth was born in the small town or village of Packwood. She was the daughter of Joseph Woodward and Susanna Wise. Packwood is a small village south east of Solihull.

 

Joseph Woodward married Susanna Wise on 10th March 1789 at Packwood. Joseph died on 11th September 1803 at Packwood and was buried there on 21st September. Susanna's death has not been found, nor any remarriage. There is a burial of a Susanna Woodward on 4.6.1827 at Packwood, age is clearly 86 - this should be 66, perhaps a mistake was made?

They have the following children: -

William Woodward was baptised on 31st May 1789 at Packwood. He became a farm bailiff and was still living in 1851.

Mary Woodward was baptised on 17th October 1790 at Packwood

Anne Woodward was baptised on 9th September 1792 at Packwood

Joseph Woodward was baptised on 14th December 1794 at Packwood. In 1841 he was a hostler living with his sister Elizabeth's family at Moor Place in Birmingham. He died in 1851 in Birmingham and was buried in Packwood on 22nd January 1851.

Samuel Woodward was baptised on 30th July 1797 at Packwood.

Elizabeth was baptised on 21st December 1799 at Packwood. She married Richard Whateley as above, and died in September 1863 in Birmingham and was buried on 30th September 1863 at Packwood. She was a schoolmistress in Birmingham in 1841 and 1851.

 

Joseph Woodward was born in 1762 in Solihull to Joseph Woodward and Mary. Their marriage has not been found but they had the following children: -

William Woodward was baptised on 11th June 1758 in Solihull

Anne Woodward was baptised on  the 6th December 1760 in Solihull

Joseph Woodward was baptised on the 28th February 1762 in Solihull

Mary Woodward was baptised on 30th September 1764 in Solihull

Elizabeth Woodward was baptised on 29th March 1767 in Solihull

 

Susanna Wise was born in 1761 in Packwood to William Wise and Ann. Their marriage has not been found. William was buried on 30th September 1803 at Packwood, and Ann was buried on 28th March 1788 also in Packwood. They had the following children: -

Mary Wise was baptised on 8th December 1746 in Packwood

Anne Wise was baptised on 27th June1748 in Packwood, and presumably died soon after

Anne Wise was baptised on 13th August 1749 in Packwood

Sarah Wise was baptised on 13th August 1749 in Packwood

Nanny Wise was baptised on 9th June 1751 in Packwood

Elizabeth Wise was baptised on 12th March 1757 in Packwood

Susanna Wise was baptised on 4th August 1761 in Packwood

William Wise  was baptised on 14th September 1754 in Packwood, and was buried 12th September 1777 in: Packwood

 

William Wise was born in 1719 in Packwood to Jacob Wise and Mary. Their marriage has not been found. Jacob was buried on 11th February 1734 at Packwood. They had the following children: -

Jacob Wise was baptised on 9th March 1713 in Packwood.

Mary Wise was baptised on 20th November 1716 in Packwood.

William Wise was baptised on the 14th July 1719 in Packwood.

 

A look up from the Warwickshire Marriage Index from the BMSGH has revealed that Joseph Woodward's wife was Mary Williams. Using the Familysearch website has added to the tree as above. Sadly Jacob and William Wise marriages have not been found. The Williams are from Solihull.

Ancestors of Elizabeth Woodwards.

Note additionally a will for William Wise will be obtained from Warwickshire Archives (who hold few wills, but Packwood is a peculiar). William Wise was a cooper- from the will, see here. He was apprenticed on 26th April 1733 to William Fell of Cubbington. William himself took on three apprentices, Richard Gardener in 1765, Richard Busbey in 1778, and Thomas Bates in 1781.

Earlier Woodwards are from the adjacent parish of Tanworth. Walter Woodward married twice, first wife being Judith Camp.

 

William Cotterell's baptism was on 23rd November 1576 at Tanworth, son of John Cotterell.

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