Ann Woodcock

17 May 1724–
Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

When Ann Woodcock was born on 17 May 1724, in Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Woodcock, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 30. She married John Skidmore in 1751. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Skidmore
1716–1763
Ann Woodcock
1724–
Marriage: 1751
Richard Skidmore
1752–1834
James Skidmore
1755–
Elenor
1757–1757
Elizabeth
1760–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1751
children

(4)

    Richard Skidmore

    Male1752–1834Male

    Male1755–Male

    Elenor

    Female1757–1757Female

    Elizabeth

    Female1760–Female

Parents and Siblings

    James Woodcock

    Male1690–1742Male

    Elizabeth

    Female1694–1731Female

siblings

(5)

    Mary Woodcock

    Female1716–Female

    Eliza Woodcock

    Female1719–1724Female

    Jane Woodcock

    Female1722–Female

    Female1724–Female

    James Woodcock

    Male1729–1727Male

World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 77

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 84

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 91

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English:1. from Middle English woodcock (a compound of Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cocc ‘cock’, ‘bird’), a bird that is notoriously easy to catch, hence a nickname for a stupid or gullible person. 2. variant of Woodcott , a habitational name from any of various places named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’, as for example Woodcott in Cheshire and Hampshire or Woodcote in Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Shropshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ann Skydmore in entry for Elizabeth Skydmore, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Ann Skidmore in entry for Richard Skidmore, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Ann Woodcock, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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