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Woolford & Denwood, Eastern Shore of MD and VA
Posted by: Linda (Noland) Layman (ID *****8388) Date: May 10, 2004 at 15:57:44
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I am not related to any of these people, but I have a book with a little information. I wanted to enter this into a Denwood Forum, but there is none. The book is "Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families" by Hester Dorsey Richardson,1967:

Denwood - Seated first in Virginia, Levyne Denwood was one of the important men of his community, as the following from the Northampton Records proves, Liber 7 and 8, p. 19.
...He had arrived in the county before 1640, in which year he was granted 550 acres of land for the transportation of himself, his wife and others into Virginia (Northampton County Records, Liber 1, folio 160)."

"After the division of Northampton County and the erecting of the present Accomac County in the year 1662 Levyne Denwood was of the latter county. The children of Levyne denwood of Accomac county, Virginia, removed to Maryland, some in year 1665, and others in 1667, all having come with their brother-in-law, Colonel Roger Woolford (Land Office, Maryland, Liber 8, folio 486; Liber 11, folio 20; Liber 12, folio 359)."

"The Denwoods were Quakers, and as such showed no inclination for office, the name of Levin Denwood being among those at the Herring Creek Meeting who, in 1688, signed a letter of thanks to Lord Baltimore for allowing the Friends to affirm."

"Levin Denwood, son of Levyne Denwood and Mary, of Accomac, Virginia, brought his wife Priscilla into Maryland in the year 1670, and a year later claimed land for bringing his son John out of Virginia. (Liber 16, folio 302, Land Warrants, Annapolis)."

"The sister of this Levin Denwood, first in Maryland, became the wives of prominent in the social and official life of Somerset County. Of these Mary married Colonel Roger Woolford, progenitor of influential families in Somerset and Dorchester Counties. (Both these counties are located a little north of Accomac Co., VA, and are on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.)

There is a little further information on the other sisters of Levin.


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