Woodford, Robert

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Woodford, Robert Gender: M
born on 3 April 1606 Jul.Cal. (13 Apr 1606 greg.) at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Northampton, England, 52n14, 0w54
Timezone LMT m0w54 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°14' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°49 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 01°48'


English lawyer, best known for an extensive diary that covers the period 1637–1641. He expresses the views of a Puritan travelling just before the English Civil War.

The diary contains 588 pages and some 89,000 words. The subject matter includes accounts of the author's family events and business activities, along with extensive comments and reflections of a spiritual nature.

In 1635, Robert married Hannah Haunch (1617–1699) at All Hallows, London Wall, the daughter of Robert Haunch and his wife Susanna Heighes. The couple had 14 children, but many failed to survive to adulthood.

Robert practised as a lawyer in Northampton, London and elsewhere, and served as Steward of Northampton from 1635 onwards

Robert died at Northampton on 15 November 1654 at age 48.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 15 November 1654 Jul.Cal. (25 Nov 1654 greg.) (Age 48)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from The Diary of Robert Woodford, 1637-1641 by Robert Woodford (Cambridge University Press, 2012), page 1, which cites autobiographical essays by Woodford's son: "The diarist was born at 11 am. on Thursday 3 April 1606 at Old, a village eight miles north of Northampton, and was baptized the following Sunday, the only child of Robert (1562—1636) and Jane Woodford (fl. 1583—1641)."


  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Fourteen)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Diarist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Diarist)