'Wodehouse01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Woodhouse of Gainsbrough, Woodhouse of Rowley Regis, Wodehouse of Wodehouse (Woodhouse), Wodehouse of Wombourne (Womburne)

Although the family name appears to have been first spelled as Wodehouse, after the 15th century or so Woodhouse appears to have become more popular, although different leads were taken by different branches. We roughly, but not fully consistently, follow the leads given by BLG1886 and BLG1952. Commoners (vol 3, 'Woodhouse of Womburne Woodhouse', p613+) covers this family (starting with William Cocus) but, as BLG1886 differs (e.g. leaving out some of the earlier generations), we presume that further research led to uncertainty on some of what Commoners reported and so we have ignored Commoners for the upper section.
Guy de Picquigny (a temp William I who r. 1066-1087)
1. William Cocus FitzGuy, lord of Womburne (a 1131) apparently succeeded by ...
  A. William Cocus de Womburne (a 1193)
  i. ?? de Womburne
  a. William de Bosco de Womburne
  m. Sibella (dau of Walter, Lord Bradley)
  (1) Walter de la Wodehouse of Womburne
(A) ?? de Wodehouse
  (i) ?? de Wodehouse
  (a) Robert de Wodehouse (a 1320, Treasurer)
  ((1)) ?? de Wodehouse
  ((A)) ?? de Wodehouse
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  ((i)) ?? de Wodehouse
  ((a)) ?? de Wodehouse
  (((1))) Stephen Wodehouse or Woodhouse of Woodhouse in Wombourne (a 1499) - continued below
  m. Alice Wilmyns (dau of John Wilmyns of Nether Penn)



Stephen Wodehouse or Woodhouse of Woodhouse in Wombourne (a 1499) - continued above
m. Alice Wilmyns (dau of John Wilmyns of Nether Penn)
1. Stephen Wodehouse of Wodehouse or Woodhouse of Woodhouse (a 1522)
  m. Margaret (a 1529)
  A. Benedict Wodehouse of Wodehouse (bur 03.08.1586) input/support taken from Commoners from this Benedict onwards
  m1. (1554) Catherine (widow of John Foxall)
i/ii. Walter Wodehouse of Wodehouse (d 1610)
  m. Joan Hopkins of Wednesbury
  a. Francis Wodehouse of Wodehouse (d 1643)
  m. Eleanor Grosvenor (dau of W. Grosvenor of Morfe)
  (1) John Wodehouse of Wodehouse or Woodhouse (d 1651)
  m. Maria Huntbach (dau of John Huntbach)
  (A) Edward Wodehouse of Woodhouse (b c1624, d 1688-9)
  m. Elizabeth Gough (dau of John Gough of Old Fallings)
  (i) Elizabeth Wodehouse
m. John Rathbone (minister)
  (ii)+ other issue (d young) - John, Edward, Francis
  (B) John Wodehouse or Woodhouse of Sheriff Hales & London (b 1627, but 17.10.1700-1, cleric, 3rd son) the first mentioned by FMG
  m. Mary (dau of Major William Hubbard of Rearsby Hall aka Hubbert of Rereseby)
  (i) William Wodehouse or Woodhouse of Rearsby Hall (Woodhouse of Reresby) (b 11.08.1669, d 24.02.1742-3, cleric)
  m. Dorothy Hatfield (b 1681, dau of John Hatfield of Laughton-en-e-Morthen by Antonina Norcliffe)
  (a) Hubbert Woodhouse of Gainsborough (b 08.01.1703-4, dsp 18.04.1765)
  m1. Hannah Crompton (b 1693-45, d 10.03.1744, dau of Samuel Crompton of Doncaster)
m2. Ann Wyndlow (b 28.05.1717, d 15.06.1772, dau/coheir of Richard Wyndlow of York)
  (b) John Woodhouse of London (b 21.12.1709)
  m. Hannah Dell (dau of Jacob Dell of Aylesbury)
  ((1)) Susanna Woodhouse
  m. William Morgan of London (nephew of Richard Price)
  ((2)) Hannah Woodhouse (d 23.03.1817)
  m. Samuel Crompton of Clapham
  ((3))+ other issue - Dorothy (d infant), Mary of London (d unm)
  (c) Thomas Woodhouse of Gainsbrough (b 14.12.1715, d 16.12.1771, 4th son)
m. (10.02.1748) Frances Davie (b 1718-9, d 16.03.1749)
  ((1)) Frances Woodhouse (b 22.11.1749)
  m1. Samuel Watson of Cottingham (dsp)
  m2. John Simpson of Nottingham, Leeds & Bath (minister)
  (d) Mary Woodhouse (b 15.05.01707)
  m. Solom or Solon Emlyn (son of Thomas of Dublin)
  ((1))+ issue - Solom (d young)_, Thomas (dsp 1797, of Lincoln's Inn)
  (e) Elizabeth Woodhouse (b 11.08.1711)
  m. John Crompton of Gainsbrough
  (f) Antonina Woodhouse (b 05.08.1714, dsp)
  m. John Crompton of Derby
(g)+ other issue - William (b 05.03.1713, d unm), Ann (b 05.04.1706, d 19.11.1708), Dorothy (b 09.07.1717, d unm 27.04.1743), Ann (b 09.09.1720, d unm), Hannah (b 16.04.1725, d 28.04.1725)
  (ii) George Wodehouse or Woodhouse (b 23.07.1672, d unm 20.01.1725-6)
  (iii) John Wodehouse or Woodhouse of Nottingham (b 12.01.1676-7, d23.05.1733)
  m. Hannah Sully (dau of S. Sully or Sulley)
  (a) William Wodehouse or Woodhouse of Lichfield (b 1710, bur 25.11.1755)
m. Mary Mompesson (d 1802, dau/coheir of William Mompesson (vicar of Mansfield) by Elizabeth, dau of John Chapel of Mansfield Woodhouse, sister of Margaret (m. Ralph Heathcotts) & Ann)
  ((1)) John Chappel Wodehouse or Woodhouse (b 1749, d 17.11.1833, Dean of Lichfield)
  m. Mercy Peate (b c1746, d 07.01.1826, coheir)
  ((A)) Chappel Woodhouse of Eastville (b 1780, d 08.02.1816) had issue
  m. (03.02.1812) Amelia Oakeley (d 05.09.1878, dau of Sir Charles Oakeley, 1st Bart, Governor of Madras)
  ((B)) William Herbert Woodhouse, later Wodehouse of Woolmers Park (b 05.08.1815) had issue
m. (30.08.1838) Helena Sarah Charlotte Oakeley (dau of Sir Charles Oakeley, 2nd Bart, cousin)
  ((C)) Ellen Jane Woodhouse (d 18.10.1870)
  m1. (1801) William Robinson (b 1776-7, d 21.03.1812, rector of Swinnerton)
  m2. (12.06.1817) Hugh Dyke-Acland (b 10.03.1791, d 24.03.1834)
  m3. Richard Hinckley of Beacon House
  ((D)) Mary Anne Woodhouse (d 11.06.1843)
  ((2)) Anne Wodehouse or Woodhouse
  m. William Holbech of Farnborough
((3))+ other issue - Hannah (d young), Margaret (d young), Elizabeth (d 1817), Mary (d young)
  (b) Anne Wodehouse or Woodhouse (d unm 1783)
  (c) Elizabeth Wodehouse or Woodhouse
  m. _ Ward
  (d) Hannah Wodehouse or Woodhouse
  m. _ Close (Chase?)
  (iv) Ann Woodhouse (b 25.10.1670)
  m. John Simpson of Leicester
  (v) Mary Woodhouse (b 01.05.1675)
  m. Oliver Benjamin James Cromwell
  (vi) Elizabeth Woodhouse (b 25.06.1682)
  m1. George Grove of Reresby
  m2. _Dilke
  (C)+ other issue - Francis, Walter, Jonathan
  (2)+ other isssue - Walter, Francis
  b. Margery Wodehouse
  m. Richard Langley of Nether Whitaker
  c. Elizabeth Wodehouse
  m. (before 25.05.1587) John Robins of Wombourne
  ii/i. Benedict Wodehouse of Wombourne (dvp before 23.05.1573)
  m. Joyce
  a.+ issue - Thomas of Wombourne (bur 03.05.1620), Humphrey, Walter of Coventry (d 1619, had issue), Edward, John, Joyce
  iii. Thomas Woodhouse
  iv. Margaret Woodhouse
  m. _ Simonds
  v. Alice Woodhouse
  m. Nicholas Archbald
  m2. (1564) Elizabeth (bur 30.05.1575, widow of William Keeling)
  B.+ other issue - William of Wombourne (bur 19.04.1591), Joan (dvp), Elizabeth
2. Walter Woodhouse of Wombourne (d before 1562)
  m. Joan (d before 12.1563)
  A. Edward Woodhouse of Wombourne (bur 27.08.1610)
  m. Margaret (bur 25.11.1615)
  i. Humphrey Woodhouse of Rowley Regis (bur 26.04.1620)
  m1. (13.03.1593) Elizabeth Darby (d before 1601)
  a.+ issue - Isabel (bpt 30.05.1594, d infant), Margaret (bpt 20.07.1597)
  m2. Anne (bur 19.04.1641)
  c. Edward Woodhouse of Rowley Regis (bpt 29.03.1601)
  m. (11.05.1631) Eleanor Haull (bur 02.1652)
  (1)+ issue - Humphrey (bpt/bur 02.03.1635/6), Edward (bpt 01.09.1644, bur 20.121644), Mary (bpt 22.04.1640), Anne (bpt 10.1642)
  d. John Woodhouse of Rowley Regis (bpt 17.03.1606/7)
  m. (19.06.1637) Elizabeth Chambers
  (1) John Woodhouse (bpt 15.09.1639)
  m. (24.09.1658) Margery Gorton
  (2)+ issue - William (bpt 02.1643/4), Humphrey (bpt 24.06.1646), Thomas (bpt 25.02.1649), Joseph (bpt 01.1652), Anne (bpt 05.12.1641)
  e. Thomas Woodhouse of Rowley Regis (bpt 19.07.1615, 4th son)
  m. Margery (bur 06.01.1657/8)
  (1) Edward Woodhouse of Rowley Regis (bpt 23.11.1651, bur 14.07.1717, 4th son)
  m. (11.04.1681) Mary Richards (bur 22.01.1699/1700, dau of Thomas Richards of Rowley Regis)
  (A) John Woodhouse of Turners Hill, Rowley Regis (bpt 30.01.1681/5, bur 05.11.1727)
  m. (27.04.1704) Mary Willetts (dau of Thomas Willetts of Rowley Regis)
  (i) John Woodhouse of Rowley Regis (bpt 08.04.1705, d before 07.07.1764) had issue
  m. Mary
  (ii) Joseph Woodhouse of Rowley Regis ( bpt 25.12.1707, d 1776, 3rd son)
  m. (30.12.1728) Mary Bridgwater
  (a) James Woodhouse of Rowley Regis and St. Marylebone (bpt 18.04.1735, d 20.04.1820)
  m. Hannah (d 15.01.1800)
  ((1)) Charles Woodhouse (bpt 13.12.1761)
  ((2)) George Edward Woodhouse of St. Marylebone (bpt 28.06.1767, dvp before 13.05.1813)
  m. Mary Ann Robson of Bury St. Edmonds (d 1839)
  ((A)) George Edward Woodhouse of Exeter (b 24.12.1794, d 07.01.1864) had issue
  m. (18.04.1820) Joane Illingworth (d 06.04.1895, dau of Thomas Illingworth of St. Marylebone)
  (b) Betty Woodhouse (bpt 20.09.1731)
  m. David Parsons
  (c) Sarah Woodhouse
  m. _ Fletcher
  (d)+ other issue - Chales (bpt 31.05.1738, bur 18.02.1743), Joseph (bpt 19.04.1744), Ann (bpt 13.02.1733/4, bur 18.02.1733/4)
  (iii) Benjamin Woodhouse of Rowley Regis (bpt 19.04.1724, d 1764, 7th son) had issue
  m. (04.10.1748) Mary Richards of Rowley Regis (d before 07.01.1794)
  (iv)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt/bur 15.11.1706), Thomas (bpt 16.05.1710), William (bpt 11.10.1712), Samuel (bpt 16.04.1721)
  (B) Margery Woodhouse (bpt 15.11.1691)
  m. (07.08.1722) Daniel Willettts of Rowley Regis
  (C)+ other issue - Joseph, Edward (bpt 18.10.1685, bur 19.10.1693), William (bpt 24.11.1689), Edward (bpt 16.08.1696), Thomas (bpt 30.01.1698/9), Ann (bpt 23.12.1683), Mary (bpt 27.11.1687)
  (2)+ other issue - William (bpt 29.03.1637, bur 18.04.1637), Edward (bpt 11.11.1643, bur 20.12.1643), Thomas (bpt 22.11.1645, bur 05.12.1645), Francoise (bur 04.01.1642)
  f. Elizabeth Woodhouse (bpt 26.05.1605)
  m. (20.10.1628) Edmond Darby
  g.+ other issue - William (bpt 16.02.1611/2), Ann (bpt 05.11.1602), Isabel (bur 06.11.1602), Mary (bpt 12.11.1609), Agnes (bpt 05.06.1614, bur 15.08.1614)
  B. Humphrey Woodhouse of Wombourne (d 1556-7)
  m. Isabel Coke (dau of Francis Coke)
  C.+ other issue - Bennet, Anne

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1886 (Wodehouse of Woolmers Park)
(2) For Wodehouse of Wodehouse : BLG1886 (Wodehouse of Woolmers Park), Commoners (vol 3, 'Woodhouse of Womburne Woodhouse', p613+), FMG (vol 1, MS12, 'Hubbert-Woodhouse, Simpson', p26+), FMG (Continuation ('Hunter's Pedigrees', 1936), 'Woodhouse', p161+) with some input from BLG1952 (Woodhouse of West Lodge)
(3) For Woodhouse of Rowley Regis : BLG1952 (Woodhouse of West Lodge)
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