Father: Robert Woodcock
- Sex: M
- Born: 18 JUL 1732 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware
- Died: 9 MAY 1817 in Wells Valley, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Religion: in Society of Friends--Quaker
- Occupation: in Silver/Goldsmith
There is a Bancroft Woodcock appearing in the 1790 Delaware Census Records (New Castle County, Christiana Hundred)
"... purchased a number of Soldiers certificates which they had received as wages for going to war & at a much less sum than the nominal value." Wilmington MM--11-10-1784.
Bancroft Woodcock was a silversmith in Wilmington fr 1754 until sometime after 1790 when he moved to Bedford Co, PA. Active in public life throughout his residence in Wilmington. Because of his religion, he was not involved in the Revolutionary War, but he did serve in a kind of Home Guard. His work for the borough was of a practical bent. He took care of the fire engines, served as regulator to set boundary stores & regulate the streets, procured drains for the ends of the streets. Woodcock was also concerned with the evils of slavery,
He was buried on his son's farm in Bedford Co. According to Elizabeth Montgomery he was a remotoly(?) plain stiff looking Friend who reminded one of bone and sinews, but was nevertheless famous for his agility. Even when he was older he excelled the youths in ice skating, and he was a great walker, once a month walking 17 miles to attend a Monthly Meeting. He was very thin and seemed to grow thinner each year, so that his friends said be would never die, but would finally evaporate.
(Source: Hinds, Rothman, Del Silversmiths 1700-1850, pp 302-304)
, b. ABT. 1692 in Lancashire, England
Mother: Rachel Bancroft
, b. 12 APR 1693 in Wexford, Ireland
Family 1: Ruth Andrews
, b. 23 JUL 1734 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware
- Married: 28 JUN 1759 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware
Bancroft Woodcock of the borough of Wilmington, goldsmith, and Ruth Andrews, dau of William Andrews late of county afsd., dec'd., having consent of parents, 28/6/1759.
(Source: Early Church Records of New Castle Co., Vol. 1, Wilmington Monthly Meeting: Marriages, p. 148)
- Rachel Woodcock, b. 13 OCT 1760 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware
- Isaac Woodcock, b. 6 AUG 1764 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delware
Please send corrections, additions or comments to Merri Adelsberger
Created by IGMGet (modified by Randy Winch) Version 2.7
Copyright 1996 © Tim Doyle