Ann Woodcock

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

The Life Summary 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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John Skidmore
Ann Woodcock
Marriage: 1751
Richard Skidmore
James Skidmore

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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.
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.

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Sources (14)

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

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