Father: Thomas Woodcock
- Sex: M
- Born: in VA
- Died: 1819 in Smith County, TN
- Reference: 51
26 November 1783 Bedford Parish VA land purchase refers to "Henry Woodcock of Manchester Parish in Chesterfield County" (see Virginia Land Transactions).
Henry and Eleanor along with their children, Thomas, Robert, Sarah, Mark, John and William moved to Bedford County Virginia sometime before November 1783. Henry and Eleanor may have owned land in Chesterfield County Virginia because they had at least 250 pounds available to purchase land in Bedford County (see Land Transactions below).
HENRY WOODCOCK LAND TRANSACTIONS Bedford/Franklin County Virginia
First Recorded 26 November 1783
John Haynes Sr. and Sarah his wife and Aquilla Greer and Elizabeth his wife, all of Bedford County, convey to Henry Woodcock of Manchester Parish in Chesterfield County, for 250 pounds , 660 acres on the south side of Staunton River in Bedford Parish, bounded by Joseph Greer's line.
Witness: John Banks, John Payn (probably misspelled), Thomas Woodcock
Bedford County Deed Book 7, page 270
Sale 1 April 1791
Henry Woodcock conveys to Henry Turpin, for 60 pounds, 160 acres, bounded by Philemon Saunders' line, the road, John Banks' line. Ellinor (note spelling) the wife relinquished her right of dower.
Recorded 4 April 1791, Bedford County Deed Book 2, page 197
Sale 1 April 1791
Henry Woodcock of Franklin County conveys to Pleasant Saunders of same (Franklin County), for 75 pounds, 100 acres, bounded by the old line, Joseph Greer, the head of a branch, down the branch to the plantation cornering on the bank. Ellenor (note spelling) the wife relinquished her right of dower.
Recorded 4 April 1791, Bedford County Deed Book 2, page 198
Sale 27 March 1792
Henry Woodcock of Franklin County conveys to Philip Realy of same (Franklin County), for 300 pounds, 400 acres, bounded by the river as by patent, his line, Pleasant Saunders, his new line, up the branch to the head, Philemon Saunders, Henry Turpin, Richard Radford , down the branch to the river, down the river. Ellenor (note spelling) the wife relinquished her right of dower.
Recorded 2 April 1792, Bedford County Deed Book 2, page 356 Purchase 26 October 1792
James Richardson, attorney for Turner Richardson of Fluvanna County, conveys to Henry Woodcock of Franklin County, for 100 pounds, 270 acres on Staunton River, bounded by said River, up the river, John Payne's line, on the river again, up the same as it meanders.
Witnesses: Robert Woodcock, George Radford, John Woodcock.
Recorded January 1793, Franklin County Deed Book 2, page 478
Purchase 31 December 1793
Henry Turpin conveys to Henry Woodcock, for 30 Pounds, 160 acres.
Witnesses: George Radford, Robert Woodcock, Thomas Woodcock.
Franklin County Deed Book 3, page 266
Sale 1 April 1795
Henry Woodcock conveys to Robert Stephan, for 40 pounds, 160 acres, bounded by Philemon Saunders' line, Philip Raley's line. Eleanor the wife relinquished her right of dower.
Franklin County Deed Book 3, page 225
Sale 1 April 1796
Henry Woodcock conveys to Richard Phillips , for 5 pounds, 20 acres, bounded by John Payen's corner near the river, near the ridge....
Franklin County Deed Book 3, page 334
Purchase 25 March 1799
John Bratcher conveys to Henry Woodcock, for 30 pounds, 100 acres on a south branch of Stanton (Staunton) River, beginning at John Bratcher's corner red oak by river cliff...John Bratcher's corner to John Woodcock's land.
Witnesses: Thomas Woodcock, Richard Phelps, Aaron Brown, Franklin County Deed Book 3, page 692
HENRY WOODCOCK'S WILL Smith County TN
In the name of God Amen - I Henry Woodcock of Smith County being of sound and perfect memory thanks be given to Almighty God do make & ordain this my last will & Testament in manner & form following I recommend my soul to God who gave it hoping through the merits of my savior Jesus Christ to receive pardon & forgiveness for all my sins my body I desire it to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter I have disposed of my estate which it hath pleased God to bless
me with in this world in the following manner & form Viz:
Item I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Eleanor Woodcock my plantation where on I now live during her natural life & after her decease it is my desire is that my land be divided between John Woodcock and Betsy Woodcock & my daughter Polly Dillon. John Woodcock part to twenty one acres to be laid off across the land & Polly Dillon to have twenty five acres next to Johns & my daughter Betsey Woodcock have my orchard & the Balance of my land.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsey Woodcock one feather bed & furniture one Black Walnut chest also one black Walnut cupboard also my black mare.
Item all the rest of my personal estate I give to my beloved wife or as much of it as may be thought sufficient for a support for my wife and Daughter my Desire is that John Woodcock work my waggon to pay off my Debts & if he can't make out to pay then my executors must sell the waggon to pay the Debts.
Item I Do ordain constitute appoint my Trusty friends John Woodcock & Thomas Woodcock my whole and sole executor of this my last will & Testament In Witness whereof I the said Henry Woodcock have to this my last Will & Testament set my hands & Seals this 29th day of July 1819 sealed signed & delivered by the said Henry Woodcock for his last Will & testament & no other in presence of.
Item the rest of my children to have no more that what they have already had.
Test: Reuben Ragland, Martin Hire, Anthony Epperson
State of Tennessee February Term 1819 Smith County
[Smith County, TN Will Book 4, page 297]
, b. 1725
Family 1: Eleanor (Nelley) ?
- Elizabeth (Betsy) Woodcock
- Mary (Polly?) Woodcock, b. in VA
- Sarah Woodcock, b. BET. 1765 - 1775 in Chesterfield County, VA
- Catherine Woodcock, b. ABT. 1768 in Franklin County, VA
- Thomas Woodcock, b. BEF. 1769 in Chesterfield County VA
- John Woodcock, b. 1771 in Chesterfield County, VA
- Robert Woodcock, b. BEF. 1775 in Chesterfield County, VA
- William Woodcock, b. BEF. 1775
- Marquis (Mark) Woodcock, b. ABT. 1780 in Chesterfield County VA
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