1815 Born on 21st November in Littleover, Derby, the son of Edward Woodward & Ann Green
1817 Christened on 6th July in Littleover
1820 Brother George born
1823 Wife Eliza Pikett born in Boston, Lincolnshire, daughter of John Pikett and Anne Bowser
1846 Married Eliza Pikett on 27th July at Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire
abt 1847 Daughter Clara Pikett Woodward born.
1851 Entered twice in the census – as head of household in Norfolk Place Boston, and as a labourer in the household of Joseph Waite, Manager of Gasworks, at Witham Marsh, Boston
1852 Daughter Emily born in Boston, Lincolnshire
abt 1855 Daughter Eliza Ann Woodward born in Boston, Lincolnshire
1861 Living in Norfolk Place, Boston with wife Eliza and three daughters, and working as a gas stoker
1870 Testimonial dinner held in his honour by the local Liberal party following his sacking fromthe local gasworks for refusing to vote Tory. Was offered a job at the gasworks in Spalding and moved there accordingly.
1871 Living at 39 Albion Street, Spalding with Wife, daughters Emily and Eliza, and his niece (and adopted daughter) Beatrice Woodward Steer (illegitate daughter of his brother William Woodward and Maria Jaycock Steer). Working as a Gasworks Manager
abt 1881 Adopted daughter Beatrice dies
1881 Living at 39 Albion Steet, Spalding, with Wife, and Granddaughter Emma Horry. Manager of Gas Works
1891 Living at 39 Albion Street, Spalding with Wife and Granddaughters Emily Horry & Etheline Hutson
1898 Died at home on 16th February at Elm Villa, Barrells Lane, Spalding. Buried at Spalding Cemetary
1898 Will proved on 14th June, in London. Effects £3386 16s. 4d.
1915 Wife Eliza dies on 15th December at Elm Villa, Barrells Lane, Spalding. Buried alongside John Woodward in Spalding Cemetary