THE WOODHOUSE

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COCUS-WOODHOUSE PEDIGREE,
This pedigree is offered without any warranty of its accuracy although I believe that it could well be genuine and accurate.
It may be that the original COCUS name, being French for Cook, could refer to one of the families brought over by William the Conqueror in 1066. He did make grants of land to his major supporters and this could be handed down to the first William Cocus. The desirability of French landowners controlling English peasants to use a name, which the subjects would recognise, would explain the change of name, and adopting the name of the place of residence would make good sense.
The following is a copy of a poor quality typed sheet with a number of corrections, I have tried to preserve the erratic punctuation and abbreviations, all of which require the user to accept that the accuracy of the information is questionable.
Compiled by H. Farnham Burke, C.V.O., C.B. Norroy King of Arms. Privately Printed, 1914.

This is an ideal illustration of the way that the Woodhouse name has originated by choosing a surname which is descriptive of the place of residence of the family. For this reason there will have been many points of origin and it will never be possible to trace all families back to one individual.


WILLIAM COCUS, of Womborne, Co. Stafford, living time of K. John, had son: -
NICHOLAS COCUS, of Womborne who received grant of lands there from Bernard de Franceley; he was father of: -
WILLIAM COCUS (or DE BOSCO), of Womborne, m. Sibyl, dau. Of Walter de Bradeley; was father of: -
1. THOMAS, see below.
2. JOHN, living 1320.
3. WALTER, living 1316; he had 2 sons, John and William.
THOMAS DE LA WOODHOUSE, of Womborne, mentioned in deeds 1317 and 1320; he was father of : -
WILLIAM DE LA WOODHOUSE, of Womborne, who, with his wife Maud, received a grant of land there in 1313; they had issue: -
1. WILLIAM.
2. RALPH, see below.
RALPH ATTE WOODHOUSE, of Womborne, father of: -
RALPH ATTE WOODHOUSE, of Womborne, father of: -
1. ROBERT.
2. JOHN, see below.
JOHN WOODHOUSE, of Woodhouse, in Womborne, father of : -
THOMAS WOODHOUSE, of Woodhouse, father of: -
1. JOHN, see below.
2. THOMAS, living 1400.
JOHN WOODHOUSE, of Woodhouse, mentioned in deed 1441.
(Down to this John has been copied from Shaw’s Hist. of Staffordshire; from his son STEPHEN WOODHOUSE downwards the descent has been recorded in Heralds College.)

The pedigree continues up to the early 1900's and is based initially around Staffordshire, Lichfield, Rowley Regis, and Sherbourne, but spreads through Middlesex to Exeter and Winchester, even to Sabor in India and Holfontein in West Transvaal.For anyone who has good reason to believe that they have a link into this family and would like a copy of the full pedigree please send your request with some indication of your connection to Ron Woodhouse. It may be possible that the Saint Blessed Thomas Woodhouse is connected since there is in the pedigree a history of sons named Thomas or Benedict and many of them were ordained ministers.

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The pedigree of William Woodhouse the artist could possibly be linked to that of William Woodhouse of Massachusetts. The artist's family being long established in the fishing industry would be well placed to have had one of their family emigrate to America. They were seafarers based on the west coast of England which saw many of the early emigrants sailing to the 'New World' where land was available for the asking and land was the mark of wealth and position in England then as indeed it is now. More family information for both these families can be found in the books mentioned under the link PUBLICATIONS.

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On the subject of ownership of land, moving north from Staffordshire and the Cocus-Woodhouse locality, we find a Woodhouse-Harvey family combination which was a land owning family. They were based in Lincolnshire and Derbyshire and had a number of clergy in the family and held political influence.

This map on velum is held by the Doncaster Archives Department and shows the area of the estate of Gervase Woodhouse in the Parish of Owston a village in north Lincolnshire in 1765. It seems that he owned the whole village and a large area outside it. The map also shows the ancient practice of 'strip farming' where the land was divided up into family plots of long narrow shapes or strips of land.

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Lesser known families are based in West Yorkshire, Huddersfield especially. Also around Birmingham and the midlands. My own family seems to come from the southern part of West Yorkshire, Wakefield and Doncaster, with John Woodhouse the Mormon pioneer being born in Adwick le Street just north of Doncaster. His line is shown here.


First Generation
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1. John WOODHOUSE.
On 23 Nov 1756 John married Elizabeth SILVERWOOD, in Owston Church.
They had one child:
2 i. John (1762-1836)

Second Generation
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2. John WOODHOUSE. Born in Nov 1762 in Bentley. John died in Adwick le Street, Doncaster, England, in 1836; he was 73. Buried in 1836 in Adwick le Street, Doncaster, England. Born on 22 Nov 1762 in Bapt. Owston Church. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. John died in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England, on 16 Nov 1836; he was 74. Buried in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England.
On 28 Jun 1784 when John was 21, he first married Elizabeth Kitchenman, daughter of John Kitchenman (Kitchingman), in Barnbrough, Yorkshire, England. Born in 1763 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. Elizabeth died in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England, on 29 May 1837; she was 74.
They had the following children:
3 i. Ann (1785-1839)
4 ii. Elizabeth (1786-1840)
5 iii. Mary (1788-)
6 iv. John (1790-1855)
7 v. William (1792-1873)
8 vi. Harriet (1796-)
9 vii. Hannah (1799-)
10 viii. Amelia (1801-)
11 ix. George (1804-1807)
12 x. Charles (1806-1851)
13 xi. Charity (1808-1881)
14 xii. James (1794-1874)Children:
15 i. William
16 ii. Elizabeth (1786-1842)

Third Generation
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3. Ann Woodhouse. Born on 20 Mar 1785 in Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England. Ann died in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, in 1839; she was 53.
On 10 Nov 1809 when Ann was 24, she married Francis Chambers, in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England. Born in 1783 in Of, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
4. Elizabeth Woodhouse. Born on 2 Oct 1786 in Adwick Le St., Yorkshire, England. Elizabeth died on 1 Jan 1840; she was 53.
5. Mary Woodhouse. Born on 11 Jun 1788 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England.
6. John Woodhouse. Born on 25 Mar 1790 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. John died in 1855; he was 64.
7. William Woodhouse. Born on 24 Feb 1792 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. William died in 1873; he was 80.
On 20 Nov 1824 when William was 32, he first married Elizabeth, in Yorkshire, England. Born abt 1800 in Of Doncaster, Yorkshire, England.
On 22 Nov 1824 when William was 32, he second married Ann Bingham, in Of, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Born abt 1796 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England.
8. Harriet Woodhouse. Born on 3 Apr 1796 in Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England.
9. Hannah Woodhouse. Born on 5 Jun 1799 in Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England.
Abt 1820 when Hannah was 20, she married Joseph Wollen, in Of, Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England. Born abt 1795 in Of, Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England.
10. Amelia Woodhouse. Born on 17 Dec 1801 in Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England.
Abt 1822 when Amelia was 20, she first married Walker, in Of, Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England. Born abt 1800 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England.
Abt 1821 when Amelia was 19, she second married Joseph Wollen, in Of, Yorkshire, England. Born abt 1797 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England.
11. George Woodhouse. Born on 29 May 1804 in Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England. George died on 7 Oct 1807; he was 3.
12. Charles Woodhouse. Born on 13 Aug 1806 in Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England. Charles died in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on 1 Jul 1851; he was 44. Buried in 1851 in Missouri River.
On 26 Oct 1829 when Charles was 23, he married Ann LONG, daughter of John Long & Hannah Shaw, in White Cliff, Lancashire, Yorkshire, England. Born on 6 Oct 1807 in Holbrook, Mexborough, Yorkshire, England. Ann died in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA, on 25 Apr 1887; she was 79.
They had the following children:
17 i. John (1830-1916)
18 ii. Charles Chambers (1832-1905)
19 iii. Amelia (1834-1861)
20 iv. Joel Silverwood (1836-1837)
21 v. Ann (1838-1922)
22 vi. Sarah (1843-1859)
23 vii. Norman (1846-1851)
24 viii. Mary Ellen (1848-1892)
13. Charity Woodhouse. Born on 11 Oct 1808 in Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England. Charity died in 1881; she was 72.
On 28 Apr 1830 when Charity was 21, she married William Southwick, in Handsworth, Yorkshire, England. Born abt 1804 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England.
14. James WOODHOUSE. Born in 1794 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. James died in Bentley Road, Bentley with Arksey,Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, on 2 Aug 1874; he was 80.
On 22 Dec 1817 when James was 23, he married Ann GRAY, in Adwick le Street, Doncaster, England. Born in 1797. Born abt 1795 in Of Doncaster, Yorkshire, England.
They had one child:
25 i. Charles (1826-1906)
15. William WOODHOUSE.
16. Elizabeth WOODHOUSE. Born in 1786 in Adwick le Street, Doncaster, England. Elizabeth died in Adwick le Street, Doncaster, England, in 1842; she was 56. Buried in 1842 in Adwick le Street, Doncaster, England.

Fourth Generation
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17. John Woodhouse. Born on 21 Jul 1830 in Adwick Lee Street, Yorkshire, England. John died in Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA, on 10 Sep 1916; he was 86. Buried on 13 Sep 1916 in Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA.
In Jan 1855 when John was 24, he first married Ann Creswick, in Of, Iron, Utah, USA. Born on 19 Sep 1838 in Of Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. They were divorced.
They had one child:
i. Louisa Annie
On 13 May 1856 when John was 25, he second married Emma Smith Thomas, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, USA. Born on 21 Oct 1836 in West Weedsboro, Calloway, Kentucky, USA. Emma Smith died in Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA, on 4 Jun 1923; she was 86.
They had the following children:
i. Morgan Thomas (1855-1922)
ii. Martha Ann (1857-1863)
iii. John Daniel (1859-1949)
iv. Wilford Woodruff (1861-1932)
v. Charles (1864-1925)
vi. Rachel (1866-1957)
vii. Isaac (1868-1950)
viii. Arza (1870-1930)
ix. Kate (1872-1946)
x. Harden (1874-1964)
xi. Bertha (1878-1943)
On 7 Mar 1870 when John was 39, he third married Christina Veir, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA. Born on 1 Jan 1854 in Karlaru, Laaland, Denmark. They were divorced.
18. Charles Chambers Woodhouse Sr./Sr. Born on 6 Mar 1832 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. Charles Chambers died in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA, on 1 Nov 1905; he was 73. Buried on 5 Nov 1905 in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA.
On 15 Mar 1855 when Charles Chambers was 23, he married Ida Sophia Kershaw, daughter of Abraham Kershaw & Alice Buckley, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, USA. Born on 24 Aug 1836 in Shaw, Lancashire, England. Ida Sophia died in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA, on 3 Nov 1918; she was 82.
They had the following children:
i. Alice Ann (1856-1920)
ii. Charles Chambers (1858-1931)
iii. Norman (1861-1921)
iv. Ida Sophia (1863-1931)
v. Fredrick Herman (1865-1924)
vi. Florence Nightingale (1867-1913)
vii. George Washington (1871-1948)
viii. Mary (1873-1874)
ix. Gertrude Emily (1876-1951)
19. Amelia Woodhouse. Born on 17 Apr 1834 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. Amelia died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA, on 4 Jan 1861; she was 26. Buried in Jan 1861 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA.
On 6 Nov 1852 when Amelia was 18, she married Arza Erastus Hinckley, son of Nathaniel Hinckley & Lois Judd. Born on 15 Aug 1826 in Bastard, Leeds, (Ontario), Canada. Arza Erastus died in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, USA, on 18 Feb 1901; he was 74.
They had the following children:
i. Amelia Ellen (1853-1853)
ii. Arza Erastus Woodhouse (1855-1865)
iii. Ira Nathaniel (1857-1919)
iv. Lois Ann (1859-1938)
v. Daniel Hanmer (1861-1861)
20. Joel Silverwood Woodhouse. Born on 12 Nov 1836 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. Joel Silverwood died in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England, on 23 Nov 1837; he was 1. Buried on 23 Nov 1837.
21. Ann Woodhouse. Born on 13 Nov 1838 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. Ann died in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, USA, on 15 Apr 1922; she was 83.
On 1 Nov 1855 when Ann was 16, she married David A Candland, son of Samuel Candland & Sarah Betts, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA. Born on 15 Oct 1819 in Highgate, Middlesex, England. David A died in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, USA, on 8 Mar 1902; he was 82.
They had the following children:
i. Samuel Charles (1856-1858)
ii. David Harry (1858-1933)
iii. Albert Henry (1860-)
iv. Frederick Herman (1862-1942)
v. Percy Howard (1865-1943)
vi. Victor Eugene (1867-1909)
vii. Amelia May (1869-1956)
viii. Phillip Earl (1871-1871)
ix. Fannie Vilate (1874-1954)
x. Theodore Clement (1877-1960)
xi. Leo Long (1879-1933)
xii. Lee (1879-)
22. Sarah Woodhouse. Born on 16 Oct 1843 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. Sarah died in Jan 1859; she was 15.
On 7 Nov 1878 when Sarah was 35, she married Samuel Orson White Sr./Sr., son of Samuel Dennis White & Mary Hannah Burton, in St. George, Washington, Utah, USA. Born on 17 Dec 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA. Samuel Orson died in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA, on 19 Nov 1925; he was 80.
23. Norman Woodhouse. Born on 18 May 1846 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. Norman died in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on 25 Aug 1851; he was 5. Buried in Aug 1851 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
24. Mary Ellen Woodhouse. Born on 21 Jun 1848 in Adwick Le Street, Yorkshire, England. Mary Ellen died in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA, on 6 Sep 1892; she was 44. Buried on 9 Sep 1892 in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA.
On 5 Oct 1867 when Mary Ellen was 19, she married Samuel Orson White Sr./Sr., son of Samuel Dennis White & Mary Hannah Burton, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA. Born on 17 Dec 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA. Samuel Orson died in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA, on 19 Nov 1925; he was 80.
They had the following children:
i. Mary Ann (1868-1918)
ii. Alice May (1871-1955)
iii. Ida Dennis (1873-1874)
iv. Hettie Marvin (1875-1964)
v. Samuel Orson (1877-1945)
vi. Robert Burton (1879-1959)
vii. Ernest Woodhouse (1881-1900)
viii. Sarah Ellen (1883-1971)
ix. Norman Woodhouse (1885-1902)
x. Harvey (1886-1971)
xi. Charles (1892-1892)
25. Charles WOODHOUSE. Born in 1826 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Charles died in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, on 3 Mar 1906; he was 80.
In 1845 when Charles was 19, he first married Mary Ann GOODALL, in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England.
They had one child:
i. John (1848-)
In 1873 when Charles was 47, he second married Catherine JONES. Born in 1839 in Wales.

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