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

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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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

William Woodcroft and Sarah Enderby married Haynes 1771
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
William Woodcroft

           Matthew Woodcroft and Elizabeth Clarke married Haynes 1801

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

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

Joseph Woodcraft married Sophia Pye 1798. Resided Kensworth Hertfordshire.


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