This is a link to my family tree website that I have spent the last few years compiling:
My two main lines are Woodcock and Woodley.
The Woodcock line harks from the Midlands ~1730s, and places of interest are especially Dudley/Halesowen/West Bromwich.... in Worcs/Staffs & Broseley/Madeley.... in Shrops/Salop. They were miners and iron workers...
The Woodley line harks from Essex ~1600s, and places of interest are especially Catford/Lewisham in Kent/London & Send/Feltham/Epsom/Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey & Walthamstow/Leyton and originally from Stansted Mountfitchet/Manuden/Bentfield/Widdington.... in Essex. They were lucky enough to be wealthy (back then!) and were brewers and maltsters...
An alphabetical list of my main and/or common surname interests follows:
|Surname||Counties of interest||Main Occupations|
|Allen||Kent||Wheelwrights and carriers|
|Collyns||Devon/Somerset||Doctors and Priests|
|Courtenay||Yup that's the Duke's of Devon|
|Plantagenet||Yup that's the royal line!|
|Woodcock||Worcestershire/Staffordshire/Shropshire||Miners and Iron Workers|
|Woodley||London/Middlesex/Kent/Essex||Brewers, Malsters and Corn Factors|