The Woodforde Family

A History of the Woodforde Family from 1300



Woodforde family members as Rectors of Ansford

Samuel Woodforde 17 September 1719
Francis Woodforde 17 July 1773
Thomas Woodforde (followed Francis)


James Woodforde MD 
22 August 1771 - 1837 (Castle Cary).

His eldest son was James Woodforde who died in the East Indies on 1 September 1838, aged thirty five years. His daughter was Julia Woodforde (7 June 1896 - 7 October 1819).

Jane Woodforde

Daughter of Francis Woodforde and his wife Jane. Died 19 January 1800, aged 19 years.

Helen Maud Woodforde

Marrried Henry Whalley Woodforde, and adopted a niece, Rose Isabel Marian Woodforde, who married L.Col. John Prescott-Law.

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Entries in church visitors' book

Maurice Woodforde-Scott
of Hampshire, second son of Winifred Julia Woodforde, who married Scott, eldest child of Francis Cardew Woodforde and Annie Woodforde his wife.

Thierry Potard and Catherine Potard of Passavent, La Rochere, France, twin grandchildren of Joyce Woodforde.youngest child of Francis Cardew and Annie, who married Maurice Potard of Passavent, and had son Robert, father of these twins.

Maurice Woodforde-Scott was the son of P.M.Scott and was born in Peking in 1902.  He returned to England for his education at Marlborough and at St. Edmund's College, Oxford, and then joined the firm of Butterfield & Swire to be posted to Shanghai and Hong Kong (1934-1937). Whilst there, he was involved in the Scouting movement. 

After the war he enrolled in Wells Theological College and was ordained in 1949. His ecclesiastical career was based entirely in England, and he was made Honorary Canon of Winchester Cathedral in 1975 until his partial retirement in 1980. He died in 1983.

The Altar Window

In memory of Francis Woodforde, rector, who died 1836 aged 89 and Jane his wife. 

This window erected in memory of their parents and grandparents by E and M Woodforde (Eliza and Mary Jane) and J.Lockyer (nee Julia Woodforde) the daughters of Thomas and Mary Woodforde, and his son Thomas, rector of Ansford, died 1836 aged 56 and Mary his wife, died 1856, aged 75.