Richard Woodcock


Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Woodcock was born in 1849, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Woodcock, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Ann Davis, was 31. He lived in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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John Woodcock
Sarah Ann Davis
Sarah Woodcock
Charlotte Woodcock
John Woodcock
Thomas Woodcock
Henry Woodcock
Sarah Ann Woodcock
John Woodcock
Sarah Woodcock
Henry Woodcock
Richard Woodcock
Rachel Woodcock
Selina Woodcock
Louisa Woodcock
Emily Amelia Woodcock

Sources (1)

  • Richard Woodcock in household of John Woodcock, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (14)

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 5

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 14

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 31

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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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