Jonathan Woodcock

18 December 1673–7 December 1736 (Age 62)
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Woodcock was born on 18 December 1673, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Woodcock Sr., was 60 and his mother, Sarah Curtis, was 46. He married Rebecca Martin on 23 August 1694. He lived in Cheshire, England in 1762. He died on 7 December 1736, in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Woodcock
1673–1736
Mercy Williams
1669–1737
Marriage: 14 December 1698
Deborah Woodcock
1699–1733
Phebe Woodcock
1701–
Jonathan Woodcock
1703–1779
Thomas Woodcock
1706–1706
Benjamin Woodcock
1707–1791
William Woodcock
1712–
Anna Woodcock
1713–1741
Elizabeth Woodcock
1716–1791
Joseph Woodcock
1719–
Lydia Woodcock
1722–1805

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 December 1698
Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 15

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 47

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jonathan Woodcock Or Woodcok, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jonathan Woodcock, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jonathan Woodcock, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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