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The story traces the history of fourteen generations that lived in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire, England.

In the 16th and 17th centuries the family lived in Morton Bagot, Warwickshire. In the 18th and 19th centuries, they lived at Alcester, Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote in Warwickshire, and at Inkberrow and Edgiock in Worcestershire. One family member came from Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, in the 1850s and in the 1880s most of the direct family migrated to Birmingham (Oldbury and Smethwick) to find work. In the 1890s my branch of the family moved to Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, and in the 20th century they settled in Derby, Exmouth, Leicester and Nottingham.

A number of directly related families in Warwickshire and Worcestershire from the 18th and 19th centuries have also been researched, and the site includes family trees relating to surnames such as: Clifford, Climer, Hill, Laight, Phipps, Richards, Stephens, Stiler and Wheeler. Researched families from the 20th century include, Baker, Dawn, Jeffries, Jeffrey, Johnson and Outram. There is also a link to a Guillon family from France that settled in England in the 19th and 20th centuries. (see Related families for more details).

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Other Woodwards

Even if you are not directly related to this Woodward family, the site includes a number of family trees for other Woodward families that lived in the Warwickshire and Worcestershire area. These families have been researched in order to eliminate them from my own family and the records may help you with your research. To find out more see Related families.

If you are related to a William Woodward born in Warwickshire in the 1750s-1760s and like me have struggled to work out which was your ancestor, you may find helpful my research into seven 'Other Williams'.

My other sites

In addition to family history research, I am an avid photographer of architecture, a classic car enthusiast and passionate about all things relating to industrial archaeology. My online photographic collection contains over 23,000 images (available on flickr) and I have written three books about Wollaton in Nottingham. I also conduct walks and talks on Nottingham's history.

Compiled by Graham Woodward, Nottingham, England (UK).