Woodward, Henry

Woodward, Henry

(c. 1646–c. 1686) settler, agent, pioneer; birthplace unknown, possibly Barbados. He went to the settlement near Cape Fear (present-day North Carolina) in 1664, but was captured (1666) and held by the Spanish in Florida. He escaped (1668) and went to South Carolina (1670) where he was the first English settler and the interpreter and Indian agent for the proprietors of the colony. He opened the inland Indian trade after 1674 and expanded the trading frontier to the Chattahoochee River (the border of Georgia and Alabama) where he laid the basis for an alliance with the Lower Creek Indians.
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Lock Ed Slater captains the team, with only the skipper, Jason Woodward, Henry Trinder, Owen Williams and Jake Polledri retained as Gloucester target a win that would take them above current Pool Three leaders Pau.
As for the English old guard named by Woodward, Henry said, 'I can understand Clive bringing the likes of Neil Back, Lawrence Dallaglio and Richard Hill because they are going to bring to the experience of the group.
Woodward, Henry believes, will already have the bulk of his provisional squad pencilled in for what he reckons is the most exciting Test series New Zealand will have hosted.