Editor’s Introduction: Although a generation apart, born in
1943 and 1967 respectively, Mr. Meggison and I are both in many ways
children of the 1960s. The generation of our parents and, to some
extent, conservatives even today, often believe that the
“counter-culture” of that decade later “crashed” into largely addiction
and AIDS. Those of us nurtured by that decade, however, attribute to
this “counter-culture” some very definite achievements. Among these are
the anti-war movement, the truncated career of Lyndon Johnson
(unfortunately followed by several decades of political reaction against
1960s idealism); progress in civil rights, the “sexual revolution,”
feminism, gay rights, and environmental causes; and rock music. By the
mid- and late 1960s this last had often turned cynical or dark (the
Doors [“The End”], Rolling Stones [“Sympathy for the Devil”], and Velvet
Underground [“Venus in Furs”]); much of 1950s rock had been about
adolescent rebellion but with Elvis Presley and many others there was
also an exuberance based partly on “hillbilly,” jazz, or R&B
precedents. In the early 1960s, however, almost as a musical equivalent
of the “Camelot” Kennedy years, was one sound by one group whose
glorification of sheer fun was almost its only theme. This sound was the
“surfer” music of the Beach Boys. Later known for extensive drug use,
the group was also much married and divorced. The three Wilson brothers
at the group’s core (Brian, Dennis, and Carl) married respectively
twice, five times, and twice, while their cousin “Mike” Love married six
times and left a “love child” who married her cousin Dennis Wilson.
Beginning in 1961, the Beach Boys’ hits include “Surfin’,” “Surfin’
U.S.A.,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me
Rhonda,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Good Vibrations,” and
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” These songs popularized both a new sport and
southern California itself, icons that spread around the world as
surfers sought the “perfect wave” on beaches in Australia, Mexico, and
elsewhere. Surf music, for a while almost synonymous with California
itself, was followed later in the decade by the Free Speech movement at
Berkeley, hippies in Haight-Ashbury and the psychedelic music at the
Avalon and Fillmore, Reagan from Orange County, and the evolution of
modern Los Angeles, now the second-largest city in the nation.
In 1966 the album Pet Sounds, produced by Brian Wilson, partly
inspired the Beatles’ epic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The former album established Wilson as one of the most gifted producers
and composers in rock music. Shortly after this watershed release,
Brian began a long period of drug abuse that eventually led to a nervous
breakdown. While Brian’s role in the band slowly diminished, the Beach
Boys continued to produce albums of note, but sometimes changed their
trademark “sunny” sound to one of a melancholy or introspective cast. In
the early 1980s they played several Fourth of July concerts at the
Washington Monument (at least one of which I attended), suffered the
1983 drowning of drummer Dennis Wilson (and Brian’s virtual withdrawal
from normal life), and in 1998 lost guitarist Carl Wilson, youngest of
the three brothers.
Mr. Meggison, author of The Ancestors and Descendants of Capt.
George Eden Meggison, 1756-1815, of P.E.I., Canada and the United States
(2000), has traced the ancestry of the group in great detail for most
American generations. He wishes to acknowledge the Minnesota Historical
Society, Wilson cousin Lois Murphy, Mike Love cousin Joe Booth, Harold
and Kay Wilson, the Hutchinson [Kansas] Public Library, the Reno County
[Kansas] Genealogical Society, Deanna Warren, and TAG contributor
Kathleen Fenton. Of the great-grandparents of the brothers, one was
born in Sweden and one in Holland; the wife of the Swedish immigrant was
of Swedish-born parents, and the wife of the Dutch immigrant was of
German parentage. One great-grandparent, Alta Lenora Chitwood, was of
Southern and mid-Atlantic ancestry, and two others – Albert H. Finney
and his wife Elnora Brass – had one parent each born in New York. New
Yorker Eli Barnum Finney, Canadian-born Almon R. Brass (of parents said
to be born in Vermont and New York), and this latter’s wife, New Yorker
Paulina ____, may all be of New England ancestry, but have not yet been
George Washington Wilson (1831-1909), great-great-grandfather of
Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson and of Michael Edward “Mike” Love, was an
Ohio native who died in California and whose parents were at one time
of Jay, Essex Co., New York. Of these parents, Henry Wilson, a probable
son of Elias and grandson of Henry Wilson and Elizabeth Adams of
Wrentham, Massachusetts, belonged almost certainly to the progeny of
Henry1 Wilson of Dedham, a family well covered in
Massachusetts by a 1996 genealogy by Ken Stevens. Elizabeth Adams was a
great-granddaughter of my ancestors Nathaniel Whiting and Hannah Dwight.
Notable Whiting and Dwight descendants are treated in column #57 of
this Internet series.
The immediate ancestry of Marilla Warren (ca. 1811-post 1881), wife
of Henry Wilson, has been much studied by Kathleen Fenton in a 1998 TAG
article, and Raeola Ford Cooke in at least five typescripts at the
Society. Of Marilla’s four grandparents, Nathan Warren was a descendant
of Thomas and Katherine (Duxford) Richardson, forebears of presidents
Pierce, Coolidge, the Bushes, and probably Hoover. Other ancestors of
Nathan Warren were Rev. Henry and Dorothy (Sheafe) Whitfield (see my Notable
Kin, Volume One[NK1, 1998], pp. 106-7, 111-12), and William
and (poss.) Elizabeth (____) Ward of Sudbury, ancestors of Emily
Dickinson, Margaret Fuller, and Susan B. Anthony (NK1, pp.
201-7). Persis Sumner, wife of Nathan Warren, was of royal descent via
Mrs. Sarah Woodward Henchman, who will be included in my forthcoming Royal
Descendants of 600 Immigrants, via Hannah Henchman and William
Sumner (III), also ancestors of Jennie Jerome and Sir Winston [Leonard
Spencer] Churchill. Other ancestors of Persis were Robert White and
Bridget Allgar, ancestors of presidents Fillmore, Grant, Cleveland, and
Ford; and my own forebears James and Joan (Adam) Martin (some of whose
notable descendants are covered in #58 of
this series of columns) via Thomas Stowe and Mary Griggs, also
ancestors of Churchill. Eleazer Peck, maternal grandfather of Marilla
Warren, was a great-grandson himself of Bartholomew Foster, Jr., and
____ ____ of Wallingford, Connecticut, ancestors of Churchill once
again. Bartholomew’s mother, Hannah Very, was a granddaughter of Thomas
Very and Bridget ____ (the latter an immigrant to Salem, Massachusetts),
almost certainly a granddaughter herself of Henry and Elizabeth
Scudder, ancestors via Elizabeth (Scudder) Lathrop of presidents Grant
Outlined below is an ancestor table for the Wilson brothers (and of
Mike Love through his mother) for five generations, plus three
generations of the known ancestry of the above George Washington Wilson
(#s32-33, 64-67, 128-135). Following this AT are the Adams, Warren,
Sumner, and Peck extension to all ancestors named above; sources for
these extensions; and 41 endnotes assembled by Mr. Meggison that
document #s1-129. For reasons of space and member interest, I have not
included Mr. Meggison’s coverage of the Southern or mid-Atlantic
ancestry of #s17-19. As usual in these columns, “TP” and “FP” indicate
descent from two or three, or four or five, American presidents; “RD”
indicates royal descent; and for this column, “WC” indicates ancestors
shared with Jennie Jerome and her son, Prime Minister Sir Winston
[Leonard Spencer-] Churchill. For the above-cited presidential
connections, see my 1995 Ancestors of American Presidents, esp.
pp. 240, 242, 256. A short outline and note about the royal descent of
Mrs. Sarah Woodward Henchman follows the endnotes.
Their daughter, Emily Glee Wilson (b. Hutchinson 30 Nov. 1919,
d. Cypress, Los Angeles Co., Calif. 2 Oct. 1979)  married Milton
Love (b. Los Angeles 2 Sept. 1918, son of Edward F. and Edith
[Clardy] Love) . Emily was the mother of Mike Love of
the Beach Boys.
Michael Edward “Mike” Love, b. Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles Co.,
Calif. 15 March 1941; m. (1) 4 Jan. 1961 Frances St. Martin
(div. 4 March 1963); (2) Las Vegas 15 Oct. 1965 Suzanne Belcher
(div.); (3) Jan. 1972 Tamara Fitch (div. 1977); (4) Sue Oliver
Damon (div.); (5) Santa Barbara, Calif. 17 Sept. 1981 Cathy
Linda Martinez (div.); (6) Incline Village, Nevada 24 April 1994 Jaqueline
Piesen. Children (with Frances): Melinda, b. 15 July 1961; Teresa,
b. 2 Dec. 1962; (with Suzanne): Hayleigh, b. 27 Dec. 1966; Christian, b.
23 May 1968; Michael Edward II, b. 19 Feb. 1971; (with Tamara): Summer
Deva, b. 31 Jan. 1973; (with Cathy): Michael Edward II, b. 24 April
1982; (with Jaqueline): Brian, b. 6 Aug. 1988; Ambha Leila Lakshmi, b. 4
Jan. 1996. His daughter Shawn Marie (b. Dec. 1964), from a nonmarital
relationship with Shannon Ann Harris, later married her cousin Dennis
Carl Wilson, above.
22-25. ____ [Swedish and Dutch]
26. Carl Friedrich/Charles Frederick Pri[e]gnitz, b. Prussia
28 Dec. 1826 or 1827, d. Two Rivers, Wisc. 24 Jan. 1906 . He
immigrated to the U.S. in June 1862 (landed in New York) and filed
intentions for citizenship 30 May 1878 . He m. Germany ca.
27. Caroline ____, b. Germany ca. 1819, living in 1880.
28. Eli Barnum Finney, b. N.Y. ca. 1828, d. by 12 Jan. 1892.
On 1 March 1850, Eli B. Finney was granted 40 acres in Columbia Co.,
Wisconsin . He enlisted 2 Sept. 1864 as corporal in Co. D, 43rd
Infantry Regt., Wisc. He mustered out 24 June 1865 at Nashville, Tenn. .
In 1880, ae. 50, he was in Eau Claire, Wisc., working as an expressman ,
and was in the 1890 Veterans Census there . He m. prob.
Wisc. ca. 1851
29. Ellen Coughlin, b. Ireland ca. 1832, living 12 Jan. 1892
and res. in Georgia, where she applied for a widow’s pension .
30. Almon R. Brass, b. Canada [English] ca. 1820-22 .
On 1 March 1848 “Almond Brass of Jefferson Co., Wisconsin Territory”
was issued twp. 5N, range 15E, sec. 21, in Wisconsin . Later
he lived in Milan, Erie Co., Ohio (1850), Fond du Lac, Wisc. (1860),
Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., Wisc. (1870), Spring Valley, Fillmore Co., Minn.
(1880), and Grand Forks, North Dakota (1888-89 Grand Forks directory ).
31. Paulina ____, b. N.Y. ca. 1820. The ancestry of #s
17-19 is Southern or mid-Atlantic – and includes the surnames Rairden,
McMillen, Meador, Faught, Ray, Cantrell, Cox, Simmons, Woodruff (of
N.J.), Tillotson, Hilliard, Moore, Bradshaw, Osborne (of N.J.), Key,
Murray, Clark, Wainwright (of Va.), Donnington (of N.J.), Cartwright,
Jones, Summerell, Dusenberry, Evans, White, and Newton (of N.J.). The
ancestry of #s 20-23 is Swedish, of #s 24-25 Dutch, and of #s 26-27
German. #28, E. B. Finney, unfortunately does not appear in Howard
Finney, The Finney-Phinney Families of America (1957). #30 in the
1880 census is said to have parents b. in Vermont and N.Y., so his
father could be the Abel Brass of Berlin (then in Orange Co.), Vt. in
1810. We proceed, then, in the above format for three generations behind
only #16, George Washington Wilson (1831-1909).
32. Henry “Heinz” Wilson, b. poss. Jay, Essex Co., N.Y. 13
Oct. 1807, d. Olive, Meigs Co., Ohio 22 Aug. 1870, listed as a
stonemason in the 1850 census of Olive. He m. Geauga Co., Ohio 20 Nov.
33. Marilla Warren, b. (prob. Jay), N.Y. ca. 1811, d. Meigs
Co., Ohio post 1881. She m. (2) Meigs Co. 24 Sept. 1881 David Spencer .
64. (prob.) Elias Wilson, b. (perhaps Wrentham), Mass.
ca. 1773, d. Hancock Co., Ohio ante 1860. On 1 July 1810 both Elias and
Cyrus Wilson were deeded land in Essex Co., N.Y. . In 1810 he
resided at Jay, Essex Co., N.Y.; in 1820 at Butler, Oxford Co., Ohio;
in 1830 at Leroy, Geauga (later Lake) Co., Ohio; and in 1850 at
Delaware, Hancock Co., Ohio. Elias was a nearby Justice of the Peace for
Hancock Co., Ohio . He m. (2) at Leroy 11 June 1826 Bethiah
Kentfield ; (1)
65. ____ ____.
66. Ithamar Hibbard Warren, b. Wells, Vt. 26 Jan. 1787, d.
Leroy, Lake Co., Ohio 30 Aug. 1872. In 1840 Ithamar res. in Thompson,
Geauga Co., Ohio. He m. prob. Essex Co., N.Y. ca. 1808
67. Lydia Peck, b. Conn. 19 April 1792, d. Leroy, Lake Co.,
Ohio 19 June 1875.
128. (Elias Wilson, #64, was probably an unrecorded son of) Henry
Wilson, b. Wrentham 17 March 1729/30, d. prob. Rowe, Mass. after 3
June 1799. See Ken Stevens, Wilsons from Dedham, Massachusettts (1996,
hereafter HW), pp. 31-33, plus, for Henry’s military service, Massachusetts
Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, vol. 17 (1908), p.
564. Henry m. Wrentham 30 Jan. 1758
129. (probably) Elizabeth Adams, b. Wrentham 8 April
1734. Henry and Elizabeth (Adams) Wilson are likely parents of Elias
because (1) Elias and Cyrus Wilson (b. Wrentham 3 Oct. 1771, son of
Henry and Elizabeth) were granted land in Essex Co., N.Y. as above, and
lived in N.Y. in 1800 and 1810, but Ohio by 1830. Warren Wilson (b.
Wrentham 29 July 1765, son of Henry and Elizabeth, who disappears from
Rowe, Mass. after 20 March 1802 [HW, pp. 61-62] was also in Jay,
Essex Co., in 1810. Cyrus Wilson, like his probable nephew, Henry
“Heinz” Wilson (who would have been named for his paternal grandfather)
seems to have been a mason/bricklayer . And Elias Wilson’s
presumed birth year (1773) fits nicely between his recorded brothers
Cyrus and Ephraim (b. and d. 29 Nov. 1775).
132. Nathan Warren, b. prob. Williamstown, Mass. ca. 1755-57,
d. Thompson, Geauga Co., Ohio ca. 1827 . He is found in Jay,
Essex Co., N.Y. in 1810 next to Elias Wilson; in 1830 and 1840 he lived
in Thompson. He m. Wells, Vt. Aug. 1783
133. Persis Sumner, b. Middletown, Conn. 30 Dec. 1761, d.
prob. Thompson, Geauga Co., Ohio, after 29 March 1855. For #s 132-33 see
Kathleen D. Fenton, “Enigmas #8: Who was Persis Pease, Wife of Ebenezer
Sumner of Middletown, Connecticut and Wells, Vermont?” TAG 73
(1998): 58-63, plus Ms. Fenton’s letter to the author of 22 Jan. 2003.
134. Eleazer Peck, b. perhaps Woodbury, Conn. ca. 1771-74. In
1777 guardians were appointed for him and his sisters Esther and Lydia
by the Woodbury Probate Court. He was in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co. in
1800, Jay, Essex Co., N.Y. in 1810, Mad River, Champaign Co., Ohio by
1817 and Leroy, Geauga Co., Ohio by 1824. He was not in the Ohio census
after 1830 and may have died in Leroy ca. 1835. He m. ca. 1790
135. (allegedly) Anne Herbert.
Extensions for #s 129, 132, 133, 134:
129. (probable) Elizabeth Adams; John Adams & Sarah
Fairbanks; John Fairbanks, Jr. & Hannah Whiting; Nathaniel
Whiting & Hannah Dwight; John Dwight & Hannah
132. Nathan Warren; Jabez Warren, Jr. & Susannah Walker;
Jabez Warren & Mary Bissell, Nathaniel Walker & Jemima Ward;
Nathaniel Bissell & Dorothy Fitch, Israel Walker & Susanna
Baldwin, William Ward & Judith (Beaman?); Rev. James Fitch &
Abigail Whitfield, Henry Baldwin & Phebe Richardson, Obadiah Ward
& Mary ----; Rev. Henry Whitfield of Conn. & Dorothy
Sheafe, Ezekiel Richardson & Susanna ----, William Ward &
---- ---- (or Elizabeth ----); Thomas Richardson (FP)
& Katherine Duxford (FP).
133. Persis Sumner; Ebenezer Sumner & Persis Pease;
William Sumner & Hannah Clark; Hezekiah Sumner & Abigail
Bidwell, Daniel Clark & Elizabeth Whitmore; William Sumner (III)
& Hannah Henchman (WC), Samuel Bidwell &
Elizabeth Stowe, John Clark & Elizabeth White; Daniel Henchman &
Sarah Woodward (RD), Thomas Stowe & Mary
Griggs (WC), Nathaniel White & Elizabeth ----, John Stowe
& Elizabeth Bigge, John White & Mary (Levit?); John Bigge &
Rachel Martin, Robert White (FP) & Bridget Allgar
(FP); James Martin & Joan Adam.
134. Eleazer Peck; Benajah Peck & Lydia Fenn; Eleazer Peck
& Anne Foster; Bartholomew Foster, Jr. & ---- ---- (WC);
Bartholomew Foster & Hannah Very; Thomas Very, Jr. & Hannah
Giles; Thomas Very & Bridget ----, almost certainly a granddaughter
of Henry Scudder (TP) & Elizabeth ---- (TP).
SOURCES for Adams, Warren, Sumner and Peck extensions:
 Many of the births, deaths, marriages and divorces, and children
of the group members are from “Days of Endless Summer: A Beach Boys
Timeline 1917-2003,” www.btinternet.com/~bellagio/bbtimeline.html,
downloaded 15 Jan. 2003.
 California Death Index 1940-1997, http://www.ancestry.com/.
 She was born Indianapolis, Indiana 21 June 1952, died 10 July
2001, former wife of the rock group Chicago’s Robert Lamm.
 She was born at Manila, The Philippines 27 Dec. 1949, daughter of
Otto and Celia Hinsche and sister of Billy Hinsche (born at Manila 29
June 1951), a member of the pop group Dino, Desi and Billy. Billy is now
a touring member of the Beach Boys.
 She was born 20 Dec. 1956, daughter of entertainer Dean Martin
[Dino Paul Crocetti] and his second wife, Jeanne Biegger.
 Social Security Death Index ; California Death Index
1940-1997, as under note #2.
 Information from Brown & Dutch www.mindspring.com/~bdpr/bbaudry.html.
 Timothy White, The Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, the
Beach Boys, and the Southern California Experience (1994, hereafter Nearest
Faraway Place), pp. 14, 330; California Death Index 1940-1997, as
under note #2.
 Nearest Faraway Place, pp. 22-23.
 Information from Milton Love’s nephew, Joe Booth ( email@example.com). In 1930, F. Edward Love
headed a household (house valued at $3000) at 2416 W. 74th
St., Los Angeles. He was ae. 34, b. Louisiana, parents b. same, a
superintendent (sheet-metal). His wife Edith, 30, was born Calif.,
father b. Missouri, mother b. England. Son Milton was 11, b. Calif. The
house was rented (rent $30). The family owned a radio set (1930 census,
California, Los Angeles Co., Los Angeles Assembly District #65, ED 544,
p. 33A, dwelling #507, family #517).
 California Death Certificate #5606 (R. E. Korthof).
 Nearest Faraway Place, p. 13.
 Hutchinson [Kansas] News-Herald, 31 March 1948.
 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html,
downloaded 9 Jan. 2003.
 Hutchinson News-Herald, 2 Feb. 1941, p. 4.
 Nearest Faraway Place, p. 16.
 Genealogical chart, http://web.hd.se/slaktforskning/010420/slakttrad.gif,
“Beach Boys har rötterna i Småland,” släktforskning of 13
Jan. 2003, downloaded 15 Jan. 2003.
 Minnesota Death Certificate 1908-MN-018640 (Amelia Korthof).
 Minnesota Death Certificate 1939-MN-022395 (Albert H. Finney).
 Calif. Death Certificate #10258 (Elnora Finney). The father of
Elnora is given as Barnum Brass, likely a transposition of informant’s
other grandfather, Eli Barnum Finney.
 1880 census of Carrigan, Marion Co., Ill.; 1 Feb. 1820 according
to Nearest Faraway Place, p. 12. 1900 census of Hutchinson,
Kansas, says Jan. 1833.
 Date taken from recorded cassette interview with Charlie
(brother of “Buddy”) and “Babe” Wilson on 27 June 1984 at their home on
W. 5th, Hutchinson. Charlie Wilson was just in grade school
when the family lived in Escondido, but he remembers his grandfather
dying while they lived there (information from Lois Murphy).
 Research of Lois Murphy.
 Nearest Faraway Place, p. 13.
 The family said that Mary Wilson (George’s wife) died in
Lincoln, Arkansas, three days before George died in California.
 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html,
downloaded 19 Jan. 2003.
 Pioneer’s Row Cem., Two Rivers Township, Manitowoc Co., Wisc.,
plot 7-6ROW; “Courthouse Pre-1906 Death Index, Mantiwoch Co., Wisconsin”
(8:26); “Pre-1907 deaths, Mantiwoch Co., Wisconsin,” www.2manitowoc.com/,
downloaded 15 Feb. 2003. A Maria “Pringnitz” d. 13 Feb. 1867 ae. 64; she
could be Frederick Prignitz’s mother (“Deaths and Burials from the
First German Evangelical Lutheran Church 1856-1874”), www.2manitowoc.com/,
downloaded 15 Feb. 2003.
 Declaration of Intention List (O-R), http://www.2manitowoc.com/,
downloaded 15 Feb. 2003.
 Eli B. Finney, land patent, cert. #14412, accession #
W11400_3207, Bureau of Land Management.
 Civil War Resarch Database, www.ancestry.com
 1880 census, Wisc.; Eau Claire Co., 5th Ward of Eau
Claire, ED 129, p. 392D, dwelling 216, family 226.
 1890 census (Veteran’s Schedule); Eau Claire Co., Eau Claire, ED
126, p. 2.
 Civil War Pension Index, Widow’s application #538727, pension
#358979. Eli B. Finney filed an invalid application 25 April 1877,
#234744, pension #181751.
 He could be the brother of one Mary A. Brass, b. Lower
Canada or N.Y. ca. 1828, to a father b. Vt. and mother b. N.Y., as Almon
asserted in the 1880 census also. Mary A. moved to Whitewater, Walworth
Co., Wisc., where she d. 1865. She m. Whitewater 24 Sept. 1844 Ulysses
Braman Woodbury of Mendon, Monroe Co., N.Y.
 “Almond” Brass land patent, cert. #17814, accession #
W12820_218, Bureau of Land Management.
 Grand Forks, North Dakota Directories, 1889-1892, www.ancestry.com.
 Geauga Co., Ohio, Marriages, Book B, Liber 111. The license date
was 18 Nov. 1828.
 Essex Co., N.Y. Deeds A: 19, A: 26; Fred Q. Bowman, Landowners
of Northeastern New York, 1739-1802 (1987), pp. 136, 204.
 History of Hancock County, Ohio (1886), p. 405.
 Geauga Co., Ohio, Marriages, Book B, Liber 35. The name is
consistently spelled Willson.
 1831 Shelby Co., Ohio probate records for Cyrus Wilson show an
estate sale that included a brick (kiln) and 30,000 bricks (research of
Nancy P. Wilson).
The royal descent of Mrs. Sarah Woodward Henchman, bp. 1627, and her
sister, Mrs. Frances Woodward Oxenbridge (second wife of Rev. John
Oxenbridge of Boston), was developed by Lothrop Withington, and Mrs.
Henchman was brought to my attention by Leslie Mahler. Sarah and Frances
were daughters (by Frances ----) of Rev. Hezekiah or Ezekias Woodward (1589-1675),
son of Richard Woodward and Frances Rudhall (d. 1622, aged 70),
daughter of John Rudhall (1527-1558) (& Mary Fettiplace), son of
John Rudhall (1498-1530), M.P. (& Isabella Whittington), son of
William Rudhall (d. 1530) & Anne Milborne (d. 1556), a descendant of
John de Brienne, King of Jerusalem and Emperor of Constantinople, d.
1237. See my 1993 compendium, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants,
pp. 303-4, W. H. Cooke, Collections Towards the History and
Antiquities of the County of Hereford, vol. 3 (1882), p. 165
(Rudhall), Botscombe, Gloucestereshire parish register (for 1589 baptism
of Ezechias, son of Richard Woodward, a record also in the IGI) and H.
F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings in England, 2 vols. (1901-7,
reprint 1969), pp. 1029-30 (1674 will of Hezekiah Woodward).