Mary Ann Woodcock

Femalefrom 1822 to 1826–16 February 1848

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Woodcock was born from 1822 to 1826, in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Woodcock, was 30 and her mother, Susanna Vincent, was 29. She married John Neave on 21 April 1845, in Great Hautbois, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 16 February 1848, in Wroxham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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John Neave
Mary Ann Woodcock
Marriage: 21 April 1845
Ann Susanna Neave

Sources (6)

  • Mary Ann Woodcock in household of William Kilburn, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Ann Woodcock, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Ann Woodcock Neave Death, Wroxham, England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11604-44733-30

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 April 1845Great Hautbois, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (4)


    Age 1

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


    Age 8

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 11

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    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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