Williscroft & Woolliscroft

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Alton Families Woolliscroft

Alton Families Woolliscroft

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  • Name Alton Families Woolliscroft 
    Gender Male 
    Association Humphrey Wolascroft (Relationship: son/granson-father) 
    Notes 
    • Many of the Woolliscroft, Wooliscroft and Wolliscroft families that populate the world today can trace their roots back to the villages of Cauldon and Alton in Staffordshire during the 1600's. 
      Cauldon (Caldon) is located in the Staffordshire Moorlands, seven miles NE of Cheadle, and seven miles W by N of Ashbourne. Alton lies 3.5 miles to the South of Cauldon on the south-western side of the Churnet river, four miles E of Cheadle, and seven miles NNW of Uttoxeter. The villages of Denstone and Farley, located in the Aton parish are also mentioned in documents during the 1600's. 
      In the early 1600's a Humphrey Wollascroft was living in the Alton area. Humphrey is most likely the son of Roger and Cicely Wollascroft who were living in Seighford at the the of Their deaths. It is known that Humphrey had a son from a will proved in 1599, but his name is not given. 
      Forty years later, in 1642, Leonard Woolliscroft, who was living in Cauldon, wrote his will and mentions his 'natural' brothers William and Bonaventure and sister Anne. He also refers to “John the son of John of Farley” but does not what his relationship is to John.  The relationship between the different member of the family are confirmed in other wills. Leonards will is the first reference I have that spells the surname ‘Woolliscroft’. 
      So far in my research I have not been able to identify who the parents were for certainty. I think it very likely they are either the or children or grandchildren of Humphrey Wollascroft . However, this is difficult to prove as the parish records for Alton in Staffordshire prior to 1676 have not survived the passage of time. 
      The family tree I have drawn for the Cauldon and Alton families is based on information from wills and available parish records.
    Person ID i7139  Williscroft | The Alton Families
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2016 

    Family Alton Families Woolliscroft 
    Children 
    +1. Leonard Woolliscroft,   b. Abt 1617, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1643, Cauldon, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    +2. Bonaventure Wolverscroft,   b. Abt 1618, Cauldon, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1677, Cauldon, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     3. Anne Woolliscroft,   b. Abt 1620, Farley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1678, Alton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     4. William Woolliscroft,   b. Abt 1620,   d. 17 Jan 1669, Farley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    +5. Roger Wolverscroft,   b. Abt 1622, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Humphrey Wolverscroft,   b. Abt 1623, Alton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1713, Alton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F5087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart