Thomas Woodcroft was born about 1788 according to information he gives during the 1841,51 and 61 census. He gives his father's name as Matthew Woodcroft at the time of his second marriage. His place of birth is always given as Haynes. This information would suggest that Thomas was the son of Matthew Woodcroft and Elizabeth Daniel although no baptism record has been found.
First Marriage: Thomas Woodcroft married Mary Adcock on 19th July 1815 at St Paul Bedfordshire
William Woodcroft baptised 6th June 1816 buried 11th October 1816 St Paul Bedford.
Sarah Woodcroft born about 1820
William Woodcroft baptised 7th July 1822 Haynes. Married Susan/nah Sharpe. Migrated to Brisbane Australia in 1854.
1841 Census: at Silver Street Haynes [Hawnes], Thomas aged 45 an agricultural labourer , Mary 55 born Ireland, Sarah daughter aged 20 born in county, Charles aged 1 [son of Sarah]
Death: Mary Woodcroft aged 61 was buried on 10th July 1844 at St Mary's Haynes. [Free Reg]
1851 census at Silver Lane Haynes, Thomas Woodcroft widower, pauper aged 63 born Hawnes, [dob 1788] daughter Sarah unmarried servant aged 31 born Ireland!!, Charles grandson aged 11 ag lab born Hawnes, Thomas grandson aged 6 born Hawnes, William son aged 28 ag lab born Hawnes, Susan his wife aged 28, plaiter, born Wilshamstead, Mary 3 born Hawnes, Sarah 1 born Hawnes. Residing next door is future wife Ann Albury, widow aged 56, plaiter born Haynes, with her children Mary aged 25, a plaiter, Charlotte aged 19, a plaiter, John and 17 a pauper, grandson Daniel aged 3, son Thomas aged 29 an ag lab, wife Mary aged 28 a lacemaker, Martha aged 6 a plaiter, William aged 5 and Rachel aged 2.
Second Marriage Thomas Woodcroft married Ann Albury nee Wright in 1853.
1861 Census as Woodcraft at Northwood End, Haynes [Hawnes], Thomas aged 73 labourer born Haynes, Ann [second wife?] aged 66 straw plaiter, born Haynes.