Ann Woodcock

Female17 May 1724–

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Woodcock was born on 17 May 1724, in Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Woodcock, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 31. 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

Sources (14)

  • Ann Woodcock, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ann Woodcock, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Ann in entry for Elinor Skidmore, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (5)

    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


    from Middle English wodecok ‘woodcock’ (Old English wuducocc, a compound of Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cocc ‘cock, bird’), a type of bird that is notoriously easy to catch. Therefore, the name might have been either for a person who caught or sold woodcock, or a nickname for a gullible person.

    in some cases, because there can be confusion between -cock and -cot in surnames, and therefore the name may also be a variant of Woodcott, a habitational name from any of various places called with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cot ‘cottage, shelter’, such as Woodcott in Cheshire and Hampshire or Woodcote in Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Shropshire, or from any residence at a cottage in or near a wood.

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

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