The Woodforde Family
Family pedigrees are always constructed for a purpose, sometimes to prove ownership of land or property or to demonstrate lineage prior to marriage. This pedigree simply provides a line of descent through twentyfour generations from the earliest known member of the family to the owner of this website. The connections between generations 8 to 10 inclusive require further verification.
Key (by font colour):
generations of the Leicestershire Woodford family documented in the Woodford
Cartulary and other contemporary documents
Information derived from Harleian Society Visitations but yet to be verified
Corroborative evidence of the descent from Robert Woodforde (9) to John Woodforde of Scaldwell (10) and from this John Woodforde to Robert Woodforde (11) is still needed
Fourteen generations descent fully supported by corroborative material
|1||John of Woodford||
Born Woodford, nr Salisbury, Wilts. Died c 1362
Born Brentingby, nr Melton Mowbray,
Leics. Died 22 July 1369.
Second son of John. (Walter, first son, dsp) Seargent-at-arms
11 November 1358 to 1400/01 Born Leics.
Ward of the Black Prince. Sheriff of Leicester
1383 - 1455 Of Ashby Folville, Leics.
Knighted at Agincourt
Died before his son.
Married his cousin Alice Berkeley.
|6||Sir Ralph Woodford||
1430-1498. Of Ashby Folville
Born Ashby Folville. Moved to Bucks. Married Alice Gate of Burnham, Bucks.
Married Elizabeth Blount of Iver, Bucks.
4th son of Thomas.
Married Julianna Preston of Radnor
Of Scaldwell, Northants.
3rd son of Robert. Living 1513
Moved to Scaldwell from Leicestershire
(?) 1496 (?)
Died 1574, Old, Northants. Married Elizabeth Wymond who died 1576, Old, Northants
Married Marjorie Ragdale in 1562. Died
1564-1636 Born and died in Old, Northants. Married Jane
Dexter in 1603
1606-1654. Born Old, Northants,
Steward of Northampton. Married Hannah Haunch (1617-1698)
|15||Revd Dr Samuel Woodforde *||
1636-1700/1 Poet, divine, and founder member of The Royal Society.
Born Old, Northants. Died London.
|16||Revd Heighes Woodforde||
1664-1724 Married Mary Lamport who died
|17||Revd Samuel Woodforde *||
22 July 1695 - 16 July 1771. Rector of
Ansford, Somerset. Married Jane Collins of Ansford who died 8 February
|18||Heighes Woodforde *||
6 July 1726-23 May 1789. Attorney in
Ansford, Somerset. Married Anne Dorville in 1754, who died 1799
|19||William Woodforde *||
1758-1844. Married Anne Dukes of
|20||George Augustus Woodforde||
1801-1877. Lawyer, Ansford and Castle
Cary, Somerset. Married Harriet Lier
|21||Revd Alexander John Woodforde *||
1839-1909. Of Locking, Somerset. Married
|22||Reginald Fielding Marriott Woodforde*||
1880-1962. Of Locking, Somerset. Married
|23||Mona Gertrude Woodforde *||
7 May 1923 - 14 June 2005. 2nd child and only daughter of Reginald.
Married George Butt
|24||Stephen Butt *||
Owner of this website. Born 12 October
* For portraits and photographs of these individuals
please see Ansford Descent in Portraits