William Woodcock

William WOODCOCK (1620 – 1703 ) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather, one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

William Woodcock – Coat of Arms

William Woodcock  was born about 1620 in London, England.   His parents were William WOODCOCK Sr. and Alice WASHBURNE.  He first married Sarah Cooper Oct 1648 in Hingham, Norfolk, Mass.  After Sarah died, he married Mary  [__?__] 10 Dec 1663, Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.   William died 17 Oct 1703 in Attleboro, Mass.

Sarah Cooper was born in 1628 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. Her parents were Anthony COOPER and Margaret CLARK. She immigrated from Hingham England to Hingham, Massachusetts in 1636.  Sarah died 27 Nov 1652 in Hingham, Norfolk, Mass.

Mary [__?__] was born about 1646 in Bristol, Mass.  Mary died after 1709 in Attleborough, Mass.

Children of William and Mary:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Mary Woodcock 17 Aug 1664, Hingham, Norfolk, MA Jonathan Freeman
1 Jul 1689
Attleboro, Mass
4 Mar 1762
2. Sarah WOODCOCK 2 Aug 1667 Hingham, Plymouth, MA Alexander BOLKCOM Jr.
c. 1690 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.
29 Nov 1726 – Attleboro, Mass
3. Alice Woodcock 25 Nov 1669, Hingham, Norfolk, MA Barak (Baruch, Baruck ) Bucklin
9 Apr 1689
14 Dec 1732 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
4. Anne Woodcock 31 Mar 1672, Hingham, Norfolk, MA Thomas Fuller
abt. 1703
Rehoboth, Mass.
5. Miriam Woodcock 14 Aug 1677, Hingham, Norfolk, MA Peter Hairs
8 Oct 1720, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

Sarah’s father Anthony Cooper was born 1584 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He married Margaret Clark 25 Jul 1609. Anthony died 26 Feb 1636, Hingham, Mass. Sarah’s mother, Margaret Clark was born 1588 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.

Anthony immigrated in 1635 with his wife, four sons, four daughters and four servants was granted a house lot. The names of only 5 children known. John, Anthony, Jeremy, Deborah and Sarah. These were all born in England, but only the first four were baptised in Hingham, Norfolk. Anthony died very early, for his inventory was taken 26 Feb 1636.

William’s brother John was a much more interesting character and there are many more records about John in Roxbury, Springfield and Attleboro than there are about William in Hingham.


1. Mary Woodcock

Mary’s husband Jonathan Freeman was born 03 Jan 1653/54 at: Dedham, Norfolk Co., Mass. His parents were Ralph Freeman and Katherine Lyon. Jonathan died 18 Apr 1718 at: Atteboro, Bristol Co., Mass.

2. Sarah WOODCOCK (See Alexander BOLKCOM Jr.‘s page)

3. Alice Woodcock

Alice’s husband Barak (Baruch) Bucklin was born on 1 Aug 1666 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. His parents were Joseph Bucklin Sr. and Deborah Allen. He on a list of inhabitants of Rehoboth belonging to Mr. Greenwood’s church on 17 October 1711 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He died either on 13 Dec 1732 at the age of 66 or on 7 Feb 1737/38 at the age of 71 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.410 He was buried in Newman Cemetery, Rumford, Rhode Island. Headstone in Newman Cemetery is among Carpenter graves, rather than among Bucklin graves, and reads: “Here lies ye Body of Barah Bucklen, Decd Feby 7th, 1738/9 in ye 73rd year of his Age.”

Query whether this is the same Barak Bucklin shown in the records of the Patriots and Founders roll which is the alternative source shown on Barak’s death. There are a number of Barak Bucklins born in about the same time and about the same place. Several are repported to have been buried in Newman Cemetary in Pawtucket, RI. There is confusion among the reporters caused by this number of Baraks. Hopefully, someone will take the time to investigate the cemetary stones and help to eliminate confusion,

4. Anne Woodcock

Anne’s husband Thomas Fuller was born 28 Jun 1671 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Jonathan Fuller and Elizabeth Wilmarth. His grandparents were our ancestors Sgt. Thomas WILMARTH and Elizabeth BLISS.  He first married Elizabeth Cobley on 8 Jan 1692/93 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. He next married Ann Woodcock about 1703. He finally married Mary White on 15 Nov 1722. Thomas died 23 Oct 1742.

5. Miriam Woodcock

It appears a Miriam Woodcock married a Peter Hairs (Harris?) 8 Oct 1720, Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.  Some sources state that Peter was born in 1698 in Rehoboth, making an unlikely combination of a 22 year old groom and a 43 year old bride. Other than this scant information, I don’t see anything more about this couple.






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