The Woodcroft and Woodcraft Families of Bedfordshire
Whilst researching and attempting to unravel my own Woodcroft family I have collected
information on many other families in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Many of the
families are connected along the way. This is a brief summary of the families with links to
pages where I have more details. Please consider it a guide only. I encourage all researchers
to make their own investigations to confirm the information and welcome any comments or
corrections.

Woodcroft or Woodcraft? During my research I have found various spellings of the
surname. It often changed across generations back and forth and sometimes siblings would
use a different spelling. I have used the most common spelling for each of the families below.

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Haynes:         

No Woodcroft baptisms before 1687!!! This is my family of Woodcrofts.


William Woodcroft and wives Elizabeth Bass and Mary Ansell married 1)Haynes 1686 2)
Haynes 1709



William Woodcraft [son of above] and Elizabeth Watts married Haynes 1736

   Sons:
   
William Woodcroft and Sarah Enderby married Haynes 1771
           Sons:
           
John Woodcroft and Ann Clarke married Wilshamstead 1800


   
Thomas Woodcroft married 1) Mary Childs 2) Anna Simms


   
Robert Woodcroft and Mary Mastin married Haynes 1773
           Sons:
           
William Woodcroft

           Matthew Woodcroft and Elizabeth Clarke married Haynes 1801

        
   
Samuel Woodcroft married 1) Elizabeth Cateline 2) Mary Clarke
           Sons:
           
Samuel Woodcroft and Mary Tansley married Haynes 1809  


   
Matthew Woodcraft and Elizabeth Daniel married Haynes 1778
           Sons:
           
Thomas Woodcroft married 1) Mary Adcock 2) Ann Albury
                   Sons:
                   
William Woodcroft Married Susan/nah Sharpe – migrated to Australia

           
Joseph Woodcraft married Sophia Pye 1798. Resided Kensworth Hertfordshire.



Whipsnade:

William Woodcroft of Millbrook and Whipsnade and Studham married 1) Charlotte Walker 2)
Susan Maynard