FYI – I recently found where an “Emanuall Wooly” / “Emanull Woolly” is listed as serving as a Juror on two court cases brought before the General Court of Trials held in Newport on Sep. 4, 1683.(Source: Jane Fletcher Fiske, transcriber, “Rhode Island General Court of Trials 1671-1704”, ISBN 0-9615790-2-1, published Boxford, MA: J.F. Fiske, 1998, Pg. 119-120.)
I believe this shows that the Immigrant Emmanuel Woolley of Newport, RI died aft. Sep. 4, 1683.Previously, I’d presumed he’d died after May 4, 1681, as it appeared that the last mention of Emmanuel Woolley was 2.5-yr’s earlier on May 4, 1681 – this as per John E. Stillwell’s “Historical and Genealogical Miscellany …” Vol. 5, Pg. 426 - wherein it states:
“From Austin's “Genealogical Dictionary [of Rhode Island]” we learn that Emmanuel Woolley was made freeman of Newport, May 17, 1653; May 13, 1667, he and others skilled therein were ordered to repair all arms brought to them by the Captain or Lieutenant of the Train Band of Newport; taxed in 1680, 3£-7-11; and May 4, 1681, the Assembly remitted his forfeiture of a bond of recognizance for good behavior and appearance at the last General Court of Trials, he not appearing.”
I thought this to be interesting - maybe it’s inconsequential - but I’d be interested in anyone else’s thoughts.Thanks.