6. Martha WOODWARD
CHR: church records, Grinton, Yorkshire
RELATIONSHIP: She and her husband Mr. Cleminson are mentioned as heirs in the manor court records of the Manor of Healaugh in regards to the estate of her father William Woodward who died in 1796.
MARR: parish records, Grinton parish church, Swaledale, Yorkshire, England. He is also mentioned in the will of his father in law, William Woodward, in 1796.
MISC: He was very active in the Methodist Church in Gunnerside and is mentioned often in the book "Gunnerside Chapel & Gunnerside Folk" by Margaret Batty (Teesdale Mercury Press, 1967, Barnard Castle, Durham, England).
7. Mary WOODWARD
RELATION: she and her husband are both named in the Manor Records of the Manor of Healaugh in regards to the estate of her late father, William Woodward.
MARRIAGE: parish church records, Brompton by Northallerton. He also is
mentioned as the husband of Mary Woodward, who is the daughter of William
Woodward, in the manor court records of the Manor of Healaugh in regards to the estate of William Woodward, who died in 1796.
21. William NORMAVILLE
CHR: parish church records, Brompton by Northallerton, Yorkshire, England
8. William WOODWARD
Birth: Mentioned in the manor court records of the manor of Healaugh as an heir in the estate of his father William Woodward, who died in 1796.
Marriage: Parish church records, Grinton, Yorkshire
William Woodward and his wife Margaret are mentioned in several local history books as being very involved in the Methodist church in Gunnerside, Yorkshire. See "Gunnerside Chapel and Gunnerside Folk" by Margaret Batty (Teesdale Mercury Press, 1967, Barnard Castle, England).
Death: His will of 1827 (from the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds) names his children and their spouses: Margaret (wife of Ralph Milner), Mrs. Ruth Cottingham, Elizabeth, William, Phillis (deceased by 1827, wife of Jonathan Daykin). He leaves to his children land called Rowleth Close, two fields called Parrocks, and some other land which is unnamed. This land was originally acquired by his grandfather William (died 1747). The continuity of the ownership of land is the strongest link connecting the family together.
Marriage: Church records, Grinton, Yorkshire, England
Burial: A Margaret Woodward buried 29 November 1818 at Muker.
23. Mally WOODWARD
CHR: church records, Grinton, Yorkshire, England
24. Mary WOODWARD
CHR: parish records, Grinton, Yorkshire
25. James WOODWARD
CHR: church records, Grinton, Yorkshire
BUR: church records, Muker, Yorkshire
27. Elizabeth WOODWARD
CHR: Grinton parish church records. Recorded as "Betty Woodward"
29. Margaret WOODWARD
Birth: In the 1829 will of William Woodward it says he has a daughter, Margaret, who was married to a Ralph Milner. Ralph and Margaret Milner both appear in the 1851 and 1861 census with their children.
Death: Gravestone, Gunnerside churchyard, Gunnerside, Yorkshire
Death: Milner, Margaret
Age at death: 71
County: North Riding of Yorkshire
MARR: Grinton parish church records, Yorkshire, England. Mentioned in the will of his father-in-law William Woodward as being married to Margaret Woodward.
In 1841 census Ralph is described as a Miller.
In 1860 Ralph was described as a corn merchant. (Phillis' marriage certificate) In various Reeth census he was referred to as a Coal proprietor, flour factor or a corn factor and landowner.
In the Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" for GUNNERSIDE in Baines's Directory of 1823. It lists under Joiners & Wheelwrights, Milner Ralph .
Ralph's daughter's baptism was discussed in Edward Broderick's diary, which was reprinted (in part) in the book "Men of Swaledale" by Edmund Cooper (Clapham - 1960) published in England. Discussed on page 31 of "Men of Swaledale"
Edward Broderick wrote:
August 22nd  Sister and I received a note last Sunday from Ralph Milner desiring us to stand sponsor for their daughter. I hesitated much about going but was prevailed on. (He was a non-conformist). We were a large company. Leonard Harker and sister, William Woodward and wife of Gunnerside, John Cottingham, and myself and sister Ann. We were lucky in meeting together and in having a fine day. Got there before church time. Marske Church is in sad repair. Mr Hutton, I am told, never comes there though the Vicar, Mr Tate, who comes once a fortnight, always dines and spends the afternoon with him. Prayers were read by Mr Tate, who is the best reader I ever heard, and a sermon was preached by Mr Croft. After service was done. Mr Tate christened the child Phyllis Woodward. In the afternoon walked out to Clints Hall to the top of the hill above Marske.
Sept 5th  Went to chapel in the afternoon. Our acquaintances had threatened us with a lecture from Mr. Allason for going to Marske and standing sponsors for Ralph Milner's daughter but all passed quietly off. Drank tea at Mr Knowles's sisters and I attended evening service at Crackpot as we returned.
A note says Mr. Allason was the Congregational minister at Low Row.
Ref No. D/HH 6/4/6
17 May 1854
(1) The Queen
(2) The Hon. Charles Alexander Gore, Commissioner of H.M. Woods, Forests and Land Revenues
(3) James Brown Simpson of Richmond, solicitor; Isaac Fisher of Richmond, banker; Thomas Smurthwaite of Richmond, banker's clerk; James Robinson Tomlin of Richmond, solicitor; Ralph Milner of Reeth, miller; John Harland of Marrick, Yorks., Esquire; and Francis Morley of Marrick Park, Yorks., Esquire
Lease by (2) to (3) of lead in the Lordship of Grinton within the wastes of Grinton, Whitaside, Harkerside, Summer Lodge and Cogden for a term of 21 years
Rent: 1 pound p.a. and a royalty of one eighth of the ore raised Endorsed:
27 July 1857
(1) C.A. Gore
(2) T. Smurthwaite, J.R. Tomlin, R. Milner and J. Harland
(3) The Queen
Licence to assign premises to Roper Stote Donnison Rowe Roper upon trust for (2) and others
(parchment, 4 membranes)
Homeowners in Reeth 1871. Rateable valuation document for the Reeth township
Ralph Milner, 77, retired corn factor and landowner, Reeth Hill Cottage, Ð11.10s.
DEATH: Gravestone in the Gunnerside churchyard, Gunnerside, Yorkshire, age 84
Name: MILNER, Ralph
Record Type: Deaths
Age at death: 84
County: North Riding of Yorkshire
The names of spouses etc of children can be confirmed from Ralph's will in Durham County Records Office
Ref No. D/HH 6/1/661 15 May 1877
Probate of the will of Ralph Milner of Reeth, Yorks., gentleman (dated 2 May 1873) devising real estate upon trust for his daughter Alice to occupy his dwellinghouse until she marries; interest in lead mines is to be valued and offered to sons in order of seniority and otherwise upon trust for sale; annuities of 50 pounds to brother John and 25 pounds to daughter; real estate and personal estate to be divided equally between his children (excluding his daughter Margaret Hodgson) but deducting therefrom the sums specified which the testator has already advanced to the named children.
(parchment, 3 membranes, pendant seal)
31. Elizabeth WOODWARD
CHR: Grinton parish church records, where she is recorded as "Elizth Woodward". In the will of William Woodward (died 1829) it says he has an unmarried daughter Elizabeth, but it does not give her age.
CHR: Grinton parish church records. Recorded as "Betty Woodward" (Betty is a nickname for Elizabeth). She is also named in the will of her father.
9. James WOODWARD
BORN: In the 1796 and 1797 Manor Court Records for the Manor of Healaugh
, Grinton parish, Yorkshire, the estate and land of the late William Woodward is transferred to his children, and "James Woodward of Stockton-upon-Tees, Durham" is mentioned as one of the sons in 1797. Also, "James Woodward of Stockton-on-Tees" was a witness at the 2nd marriage of his brother Thomas Woodward of Barnard Castle, Durham, and a different document (the very detailed baptism of Thomas' daughter Jane in 1798) states that Thomas' father was William Woodward of Grinton parish, Yorkshire.
MARR: church records, Barnard Castle, Durham; the marriage bond and
allegation are from the University of Durham. (the witness was Samuel
Redfearn, perhaps the father or brother of the bride)
DIED: Administration papers for his estate, Stockton-on-Tess, Durham,
October 8, 1806 (from the Borthwick Institute, University of York).
DEATH: She is a "widow" according to the administration papers of her
late husband's estate in 1806, therefore she died after 1806.
32. Jane WOODWARD
Birth: In the 1828 business directory of Stockton-on-Tees, Durham there is a
Dorothy and Jane Woodward, Linen and Woolen Drapers, on Finkle Street. James Woodward (who had been a businessman all his life, along with other members of his family) died in 1806, so this Dorothy could either be his wife or his daughter, and Jane would be a daughter.
10. Ruth WOODWARD
BIRTH: she and her husband are mentioned in the will of her father William Woodward (1729-1796)
BURIAL: church records, Yorkshire, England
RELATIONSHIP: mentioned in the will of his wife's father
MARR: church records, Grinton, Yorkshire
11. John WOODWARD
CHR: Parish church records, Grinton, Yorkshire, England
MARR: Parish church records, Grinton. Recorded as "Jn. Woodward and Agn.
Broderick". It is assumed that "Nanny" is a nickname for "Agnes". The first two or three children of this John Woodward were christened with Agnes as the mother, and the rest of the children have Nanny as the mother. A marriage record exists for the marriage to Agnes Broderick, and the last child under her name was christened in June 1793, but no mention is made in the church records for a death of Agnes around 1793-1794 nor for a subsequent marriage to a Nanny in 1794. The first child christened with Nanny as the mother was in March 1795 and several others followed. The church records of Muker at this time are filled with abbreviations and nicknames instead of proper names.
Occupation: Farmer, Miller, Yeoman
DIED: His will of 1829 still exists, and provides much information about his children and who they married (from the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds). It says his children were William, Elizabeth (deceased by 1829, who had been married to a Mr. Metcalf and had a son Thomas Metcalf), Mrs. Mary Sunter, Mrs. Ann Bell, John (deceased), and Elizabeth (under 21 years). His wife is mentioned but her name is not given. The execution of John's will is also discussed on page 27 (which is an extract of the diary of Edward Broderick) of "Men of Swaledale" by Edmund Cooper, (Clapham, 1960) published in England. Edward Broderick was one of the executors of the will. In the will he leaves to his children land called Great Park and Little Bank, which were both acquired by John's father William Woodward (1729-1796). The continuity of ownership of land is the strongest evidence linking this family together.
Edward Broderick wrote a diary of which extracts are recorded in the Book "Men of Swaledale" by Edmund Cooper published in 1960.
Page 27 Edmund Broderick wrote:-
1st June 1830. This day the Court (the Court Baron and Customary Court of the Lord of Manor) is held at Reeth. Went down in the morning in company with Wm. Woodward and had a wet and rather unpleasant ride. I was admitted on the land of the late John Woodward with William, both of us trustees for the purposes of the will.
CHR: Parish church records, marriage to John Woodward. I have assumed that Nanny is a nickname for Agnes and they are the same person. See explanation in the notes under the name of John Woodward, her husband.
RELATION: She appears to be related to Edward Broderick and James Lonsdale Broderick, whose diaries have been reprinted in the books "Men of Swaledale" and "The Spirit of the Country" respectively.
Home: Spring End, the home of Nancy Broderick and later her son, William Woodward, was an entitled estate that had been in the possession of the Broderick family for over three hundred years.
38. Neddy WOODWARD
CHR: church records, Muker chapel, Muker, Yorkshire, England.
DEATH: church records, Muker chapel, Muker, Yorkshire, England
39. Elizabeth WOODWARD
CHR: church records, Muker chapel, Muker, Yorkshire, England. She
was christened on the same day as her sister Peggy Woodward, in an entry that
read "Peggy and Betty, daughters of Jn. & Agnes Woodward, were christened".
43. Thomas WOODWARD
CHR: church records, Muker chapel, Muker, Yorkshire, England. Recorded as
"Tho., son of Jn. & Nanny Woodward"
44. James WOODWARD
CHR: church records, Muker, Yorkshire, England. Recorded as "Jas. son of Jn. & Nanny Woodward"
DEATH: church records, Muker, Yorkshire
45. Peggy WOODWARD
CHR: church records, Muker chapel, Muker, Yorkshire, England
DEATH: probably died before 1829 as she is not mentioned in the will of her
father (died 1829)
46. Nanny WOODWARD
DEATH: church records, Muker chapel, Muker, Yorkshire, England. This death
entry also gives the age of the child.
48. Elizabeth WOODWARD
WILL: in the 1829 will of John Woodward it says that he had a daughter
Elizabeth who was not married and she was not an adult as of 1829.
12. Thomas WOODWARD
BIRTH: mentioned in 1796 in the manor court records of Healaugh manor, North Yorkshire, regarding the estate of his father William Woodward (d.1796) of Lodge Green, Swaledale, Yorkshire, England. James Woodward of Stockton-on-Tees (his brother) is also mentioned.
MARR: (first marriage) Brignall parish records, Brignall, Yorkshire; (second marriage): Barnard Castle parish records, Durham, England (his brother James Woodward of Stockton-on-Tees is a witness) and also the marriage bond and allegation relating to the application for a marriage licence (from the University of Durham Archives).
BAPT: In the baptism of Thomas's daughter Jane in 1798 in Barnard Castle, Durham,
the church record also says that the child's grandfathers were William Woodward (deceased) of Grinton parish and William Coates (deceased) of Brignall parish).
OCCUPATIONS: cooper (1788 marriage, 1791 business directory); ironmonger
(1798 baptism of child); spirit dealer (1800 burial of first wife); auctioneer (1802 marriage).
BIRTH: parish church records, Brignall, Yorkshire, England
DEATH: parish church records, Barnard Castle, Durham, England "Jane, wife
of Thomas Woodward, spirit dealer"
WILLIAM COATES ( -1795) AND HANNAH WILSON (1737?-1808)
William Coates and Hannah Wilson were the grandparents of William
Woodward (1789-1865). William and Hannah Coates' only child was
Jane Coates, who married Thomas Woodward (1765- ) in 1788, and
their first child was William Woodward (1789-1865).
William Coates married Hannah Wilson by licence instead of by
banns on February 14, 1765 at Brignall, Yorkshire, England. They
seem to have only had one child, Jane, baptised October 14, 1765 at
Brignall. William was a farmer and he may have served for a time as
the Anglican Churchwarden. He was buried on June 11, 1795 at
Brignall. His wife died April 6, 1808, aged 71 years, and she was
buried on April 8, 1808 at Barnard Castle, Durham where her only
daughter's family lived. One can assume that after the death of her
husband in 1795 she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas
Woodward, in Barnard Castle.
53. Jane WOODWARD
Barnard Castle parish church records, Durham, England. This baptism record gives the names of the parents and also the grandfathers of the child. It reads "Jane Woodward, daughter of Thomas Woodward, the son of William Woodward (dec'd) of Grinton parish, and of Jane Coates, the daughter of William Coates (dec'd) of Brignall parish"