Revised 28/11/2019




[WODX611] Allen Woods married (at Bury, 23rd August 1670) [STON612] Anne Stones (born 1652, daughter of Bartholomew, see STONES), both of this parish. They had at least four children, as follows:

Timothy (baptised at Farnworth [near Prescot], 8th June 1674), mentioned in the wills of Allen and Anne Woods;

Mary (mentioned in the wills of Allen and Ann Woods), of Widnes, married (at Farnworth, 25th July 1694) George Leigh, of Upton;

[WODX622] Elizabeth (mentioned in the wills of Allen and Ann Woods), married Alexander Britch, see later;

Bartholomew (baptised at Farnworth, 15th June 1682).

Allen died at Liverpool, buried at Farnworth (3rd May 1705), leaving a will in which he says he is a yeoman. The inventory of his assets (dated "19 Jany 1705") gave a total of 116:4s:0d, and one of the appraisers was Alexander Britch. The inventory described Allen Woods as being a linen weaver, not a yeoman. The bequests included messuages in Rosemany Lane to his wife Anne Woods during her lifetime, then to pass to his son Timothie. His daughter Elizabeth Woods was to received property in John Street, Liverpool, and also 50. Other beneficiaries included his grandchildren Richard Leigh, Catherine Leigh and Anne Leigh.

Ann (widow) died (1738), leaving a will. Her executors were her son Timothy Woods and Timothy's son Allen Woods. The beneficiaries were her children Timothy Woods, Mary Woods (now Leigh), Elizabeth Woods (now Britch); also her grandchildren Allen Woods, Bartholomew Woods, John Woods, Margaret Woods, Ralph Woods, Ann Leigh (now Dobson), Ann Britch, Elizabeth Britch (now Tarbock), Margery Britch; also her great-grandchildren Timothy Woods, Ellen Dobson, Ann Stringfellow, Alice Stringfellow (latter two being daughters of Ann's late granddaughter Katherine Leigh who had married Henry Stringfellow).

[WODX622] Elizabeth Woods (daughter of Allen) married (1705) [BRIT621] Alexander Bridge (see BRITCH).