'Woodrove01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Woodrouffe of Barstable, Woodrove of Wakefield, Woodrove (Woodroffe or Woodruffe) of Woolley

Walker shows the family name as Woodrove throughout but, particularly for later generations, cross-references often use Woodruffe, Woodroffe or similar. Walker identifies the arms of this family as "Argent, a chevron betwen three crosses pattée fitchée of the second".
Henry Woodrove of Woolley
m. Elizabeth Dransfield (dau of William Dransfield of West Bretton and Cecilia)
1. John Woodrove of Woolley & Normanton (a 1317)
  m. Elizabeth Soothill (dau of Thomas Soothill of Soothill, son of Sir John and Alice)
A. John Woodrove of Woolley & Newland (d before 09.09.1397)
  m1. Anne Cresacre (dau of John Cresacre of Barnborough)
  i. Oliver Woodrove of Woolley (dsp 20.11.1430)
  m. Alice Mirfield (dau of Peter Mirfield of Tonge)
ii. John Woodrove
  a. John Woodrove of Woolley (b c1416, d 20.10.1487)
  MGH shows John as father of Sir Richard by Elizabeth Hamerton but Walker shows her as his 2nd wife with Richard's mother being his first wife ...
  m1. Elizabeth Nevile (dau of Sir Thomas Nevile of Liversedge by Alice, dau of Richard Gascoigne of Hunslet)
  (1) Sir Richard Woodrove of Woolley (b 1447, d c1522)
  m1. Jane Wortley (dau of Nicholas Wortley of Wortley and Isabel, dau of William & Anne Tunstall of Thurland)
  (A) Isabel Woodrove
  m1. (1478) Robert Beaumont of Whitley Beaumont (dsp before 18.08.1495, son of Thomas)
  m2. George Freeston of Altofts (d before 18.02.1519, son of William by dau of William Mallet of Altofts)
(B) Elizabeth Woodrove
  m1. Matthew Wentworth of Bretton (d 12.11.1505, son of Richard)
  m2. James Langley
  m2. Beatrix Fitzwilliam (dau of Thomas Fitzwilliam of Mablethorpe by Margaret, dau of Sir Thomas Dymoke, widow of ?? Swinford)
  (C) Thomas Woodrove or Woodruffe of Woolley (d 1549)
  m. Elizabeth Waterton (dau of Sir Robert Waterton of Walton Hall by Muriel, dau of John Leeke of Sutton in the Dale)
  (i) George Woodrove or Woodruffe of Woolley (d 20.08.1592) - continued below
  m1. Alice Burdett (dau of Richard Burdett of Denby by Elizabeth Rockley)
  m2. Anne Headworth (dau of Sir Ralph Headworth)
(ii) Richard Woodrove of Harthill (d before 17.04.1573, 4th son?)
  m. (06.1531) Agnes Walker of York
  (iii) Anthony Woodrove of Woolley (d befoe 18.08.1597)
  m. Dorothie (bur 06.06.1609)
  (iv) Elizabeth Woodrove or Woodruffe
  m. William Wombwell of Wombwell (b 1508/c08.1516, d 01.02.1577)
  (v) Ann Woodrove
  m. John Lacy of Brearley
  (vi) Susan Woodrove
  m. Henry Grice of Wakefield (d before 03.10.1594)
  (vii) Dorothy Woodrove
  m. Gilbert Leigh of Middleton (d 15.04.1565)
(viii) daughter not shown by Walker, queried by MGH as possibly of this generation
  m. Edmund Wilson of Wastbourne
  (ix)+ other issue - William (bur 05.03.1599), John, Nicholas of Nottingham (d befoe 12.10.1581), Thomas of Stanley (d before 07.08.1599)
  (D) Oliver Woodrove
  (E) James Woodrove of Preston Jacklin (d 1557)
  m1. Catherine Wombwell (dau of Roger Wombwell of Wombwell by Catherine Radcliffe, widow of Nicholas Drax of Woodhall)
  Walker shows James & Catherine. MGH, which does not name his wife, suggests that this James was "Probably the son who settled at Ufcomc, co. Devonshire" and shows the following James whose line is supported by Visitation (Devon, 1620, 'Woodrouffe') & Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Woodrouffe of Barnstaple', p802). Vivian suggests that the following James's mother (by father unnamed) was the following Mary. Provisionally, we speculate that Mary was this James's 2nd wife and was also mother of John.
  m2. Mary Tilley (dau of Thomas Tilley of Cannington, m2. John Champneys)
  (i) James Woodroffe (Woodrouffe), Mayor of Barstable
  m1. Jone Worth (dau of Paul Worth of Barstable)
  (a) Charles Woodroffe (Woodrouffe) of Barstable
  m. Mary Page of Plymouth
((1))+ issue (a 1620) - Robert (b c1605), James (b c1608), Charles (b c1616), George (b c1618), Mary (b c1911)
  (b) Robert Woodroffe (dsp)
  (c) Mary Woodroffe
  m. Richard Knell of Huntshaw
  (d ) Grace Woodroffe
  m. Lewis Wellingtoin in Torrington
m2. _ Pollard of Langley
  (e)+ issue - George (dsp), Jone (b c1600, a 1620)
  (ii) John Woodroffe or Woodrove of Ufcombe
  John is not mentioned by the Visitation but MGH, which supports the continuation, notes that he is shown of this generation "according to Stow".
  (F) Beatrix Woodrove
  m1. (06.1513) John Drax of Woodhall (d before 07.02.1516)
  m2. Sir Thomas Wentworth of Wntworth Woodhouse (b 1452, d 05.12.1548)
(2) Thomas Woodrove (d young)
  m2. Elizabeth Hamerton (dau of Laurence Hamerton of Hamerton & Hellifield by Isabel, dau of Sir Richard Tempest of Bracewell, widow of Thomas Aldwark of Aldwark)
  iii. Thomas Woodrove (a 1359)
  a. Ann Woodrove
  m. Edmond Wilson (a 1440, son of Anthony Wilson of Etton by dau of John Profitt of Pocklington)
  iv. Christoper Woodrove of Woolley
  m. Alice
  a. Mary Woodrove
  m. Thomas Wheatley of Wooley (d 1412)
v. Katherine Woodrove
  m. Thomas Frost of Beverley (son of Walter by Isabell Featherstone)
  vi. Elizabeth Woodrove (d 09.07.1434)
  m1. James Cresacre of Barnborough (d 10.08.1417)
  m2. Peter del Hay of Spaldington (d before 11.04.1431)
  vii. Margaret Woodrove (d unm)
  m2. Katherine (d by 1402)
  B. Robert Woodrove of Woolley
  m. (1343) Elizabeth Stainton (dau of Godfrey de Stainton of Woolley by Isabel, widow of Adam de Castelford)
  i. Elizabeth Woodrove
  m. John Featherstone of Featherstone
  C.+ other issue - Richard (a 1380, chaplain), Thomas (a 1382, chaplain)
2. Richard Woodrove (a 1343, dsp)
  m. Elizabeth



George Woodrove or Woodruffe of Woolley (d 20.08.1592) - continued above
m1. Alice Burdett (dau of Richard Burdett of Denby by Elizabeth, dau of John Rockley of Rockley)
1. Francis Woodrove or Woodruffe of Woolley (dsp 12.04.1573)
  m1. Elizabeth Nevile (dau of Sir Robert Nevile of Liversedge by Helen Towneley)
m2. (22.05.1559) Margaret Kaye (dau of Arthur Kaye of Woodsome by Beatrice, dau of Matthew Wentworth of Bretton)
2. George ('Gervase') Woodrove or Woodruffe of Woolley (b 1530, d 20.08.1598)
  Walker & MGH identify George's wife as Ursula, sister of Sir Gervase Clifton of Clifton, Nottinghamshire. However, assuming that Ursula was roughly of the same age as George, and noting that Sir Gervase's father is reported to have died in 1518, the dates make that look impossible.
  m1. Ursula Clifton
  A. Francis Woodrove or Woodruffe of Woolley (d unm)
  B. Richard Woodrove or Woodruffe of Gray's Inn (a 1600)
  m. Elizabeth Percy (dau of Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland, by Anne Somerset)
  i. Maximilian Woodrove (d 1652, to Virginia)
  m. Mabel Paver (dau of Arthur Paver of Wetherby)
  a. Maximilian Woodrove (d 1644)
  m. Eleanor Paver (dau of William Paver of Braham Hall)
  (1) Milliana Woodrove
  m. John Paver of St. Nicholas House, York (d 1722)
  (A) Woodrove Paver (d 1703) had issue
m. Mary Cotton (dau of Thomas Cotton of York)
  ii. Joshua Woodrove
  m. Magdalen Billings (dau of Roger Billings of Marthagare, Denbigh)
  a.+ issue - Charles, Joseph, Francis, Foljambe, Mary
  C. Thomas Woodrove of Stanley (d before 07.08.1599)
  m. Elizabeth Cookson (d before 31.01.1609, dau of Richard Cookson of Wakefield, widow of Robert Hobson)
  MGH suggests that Thomas dsp. Walker shows the following children but also notes "s.p." in italics which presumably indicates some doubt.
  i. James Woodrove of Woolley
  m. (22.05.1594) Elizabeth Freeston (bur 19.10.1639, dau of John Freeston of Altofts Hall)
  a. Robert Woodrove (bpt 20.06.1630)
  (1) Francis Woodrove of Westgate, Wakefield (bur 15.06.1707)
  m. (31.07.1676) Elizabeth Wood
  (A)+ issue - Francis (bpt 01.11.1677, bur 11.04.1679), Richard (bpt 12.06.1689, bur 19.06.1689), Ann (bpt 22.06.1682), Magdalen (b 15.05.1693, bur 21.02.1693/4)
  b.+ other issue - John (bpt 03.05.1627, bur 09.05.1628), Roger (bpt 03.08.1628), Jonathan (bpt 24.02.1632/3, bur 05.07.1640), William (bpt 22.02.1634-5, bur 24.02.1634/5), Gyles (bpt 17.01.1635/6, bur 31.08.1637), Margaret (bpt 18.02.1639/40), Elizabeth (bpt 20.02.1639/40, bur 21.03.1641/2)
  ii. George Woodrove of Wakefield (bur 20.04.1621)
  m. (21.07.1618) Margaret Walshe
  a. Josiah Woodrove (bpt 25.05.1620)
  m1. ??
  (1) Margaret Woodrove (bpt 25.05.1662)
  m2. (30.01.1665/6) Ann Samghill
(2) Martha Woodrove (bpt 07.03.1665/6)
  iii. John Woodrove (bur 23.04.1617)
  m1. Eufame (bur 13.03.1613/4)
  m2. (07.08.1615) Anne Atkinson (bur 31.01.1669/70)
  iv. Percival Woodrove of Thornes (bur 10.05.1623)
  m. (1598) Ann Waterhouse of Thornes
  D. George Woodrove or Woodruffe (bur 20.04.1621)
  m. _ Latham of Newhall
  i. Latham Woodrove
  a.+ issue (dsp) - George, Latham
  ii.+ other issue - Josias (bpt 25.05.1620), Ruth, Elizabeth, Mary
  m2. Anne
3.+ other issue - William (d young), Elizabeth
m2. Anne Headworth (dau of Sir Ralph Headworth, widow of Edmund Featherstone of Featherstone)

Main source(s): Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, 'Woodrove of Woolley'), MGH (NS1, vol 2 (1876, #XV1-XVIII (September 1876), 'Pedigree of Woodroffe of Plusterwine, co. Gloucester', p378+)
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