Person Sheet

Name Elizabeth MATHER, 10G Grandmother
Birth abt 9 Jul 1618, Lowton, Winwick Parish, Lancashire, England
Death 13 Aug 1690, Northampton, Massachusetts
1 Dr. Henry WOODWARD, 10G Grandfather
Birth abt 22 Mar 1607, Much Worten, Lancaster, England
Moved Northampton, Massachusetts
Death 17 Apr 1685, Northhampton, Massachusetts
Occupation Physician
Private Note Came 1635. Killed in an accident at grist mill.
Children Thankful (1644-)
Notes for Elizabeth MATHER
Page 91,61
11,Page 848
Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Mather and the sister of Rev. Richard Mather who came over on the James in 1635. The son of Rev. Richard Mather (nephew of Elizabeth) was the famous Puritan minister, Increase Mather who was also the sixth President of Harvard University. Increase Mather was the first person awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree in America. He was a major political force negotiating a new charter for Massachusetts from King William. His son was the equally famous Cotton Mather, who was the first American made a fellow of the Royal Society in England. Cotton also obtained the Doctor of Divinity degree, and he had the largest private library in America. Increase and Cotton Mather are the two most famous Puritan ministers in American history. Read more at
Notes for Henry (Spouse 1)
Page 91,61
7, Page 365
11, Page 848

Bp 22 Mar 1607
Last Modified 15 Dec 2006 Created 18 Sep 2002

Contents * Index * Surnames * Contact * Web Family Card