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Roger Wodehouse

Also Known As: "Woodhouse"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Kimberley, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Waxham, Norfolkshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Waxham, Norfolkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Woodhouse, of Kimberly and Thomasine Wodehouse
Husband of Elizabeth Wodehouse
Father of Sir Thomas Wodehouse, MP; Sir William Wodehouse, Kt., MP and Anne Wodehouse
Brother of Ann Woodhouse; John Woolhouse; Edward Wodehouse; Elizabeth Wingfield (Wodehouse) and Katherine Wodehouse

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About Roger Wodehouse

  • Sir Roger Wodehouse1
  • M, #342672, d. 1560
  • Last Edited=18 Mar 2009
  • Sir Roger Wodehouse was the son of Sir Thomas Wodehouse and unknown wife (?).2 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Ratcliff, daughter of Sir Robert Ratcliff.1 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Drury, daughter of John Drury.1 He died in 1560, having by her had a daughter (Ursula, married the eldest s of Sir Thomas Cotton).1
  • He was invested as a Knight in 1548.1 He had three other sons and four daughters by his first wife.1
  • Child of Sir Roger Wodehouse and Elizabeth Drury
    • 1.Ursula Wodehouse1
  • Child of Sir Roger Wodehouse and Elizabeth Ratcliff
    • 1.Thomas Wodehouse+2 d. 1547
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2163. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
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  • One generation of a Norfolk house: a contribution to Elizabethan history (1913)
  • 11. Page 226. FRANCIS WOODHOUSE of Breccles was son and heir of JOHN WOODHOUSE of Breccles by ANNE, relict of WILLIAM SAYVE of Mundford, Gent., and sister of FRANCIS SPYLMAN of Stow Bedon, Gent. He was nephew of SIR ROGER WOODHOUSE of Kimberley, Knt., whose will was proved at Norwich 15th February, 1560-1. He married (1) MARGARET REPPS of St. Stephen's, Norwich, and (2) ELEANOR. . . . He was buried at Cawston 24th March, 1604-5, leaving behind him a son JOHN, who was under age at his father s death. FRANCIS WOODHOUSE was for the last twenty years of his life at least a Recusant, and his wife, with her son " JOHN WOODHOUSE, gent.," are returned as "obstinate Recusants" in 1615. He seems to have sold the Breccles estate to Sir Robert Gardiner about 1599, and his wife appears to have parted with the rest of the landed property shortly after her husband's decease, for in 1607 she is described as "nuper de Caston."


  • 'Wodehouse02'
  • Sir John Wodehouse of Rising Castle
  • m. Margaret Fastolf (dau of Sir Thomas Fastolf of Kimberley)
    • 1. John Wodehouse of Kimberley (d 1430)
    • m. Alice Furneaux
      • A. Henry Wodehouse of Rydon and Kimberley (dspm)
      • B. John Wodehouse of Bocking Ash and Kimberley (d 1465)
      • m. Constance Geddinge (dau of Thomas Geddinge of Icklingham)
        • i. Sir Edward Wodehouse of Kimberley
        • m(2). Jane Swaything (dau of Edmund Swaything)
          • a. Sir Thomas Wodehouse of Kimberley
          • m(2). Thomasine Townshend (dau of Sir Roger Townshend of Raynham)
            • (1) Sir Roger Wodehouse of Kimberley (d 1560)
            • m1. Elizabeth Ratcliffe (dau of Sir Robert Ratcliffe)
              • (A) Thomas Wodehouse (dvp Musselburgh 1547)
              • m. Margaret Shelton (dau of Sir John Shelton)
                • (i) .... etc.
              • (B) Sir William Wodehouse of Waxham, Norfolk (b.1515, d 22.11.1563) BP1934 & Visitation do no more than identify a William as of this generation. He is identifed as Sir William of Waxham by various web sites which (together) show his family as follows:
              • m. Elizabeth Calthorpe (b. 1521, d 26.05.1578)
                • (i) .... etc.
              • (C) Ann Wodehouse
              • m. Christopher Conisby (son of Sir William the judge)
              • (D) Amy Wodehouse
              • m. Ralph Shelton (son of Sir John)
              • (E) Jane Wodehouse
              • m1. Christopher Levens
              • m2. William Mason
              • (F)+ other issue - George, John
            • m2. Elizabeth Drury (dau of John Drury of Besthorpe family)
              • (H) Ursula Wodehouse
              • m. _ Cotton (son of Sir Thomas Cotton)
            • (2) John Wodehouse presumably the John who was father of ...
              • (A) Dorothy Woodhouse
              • m. Francis Bedingfeld of Thorndon
            • (3) Edward Wodehouse
            • (4) Catherine Wodehouse
            • m. Sir Thomas Lovell of Barton
            • (5) Elizabeth Wodehouse
            • m. Thomas Wyngfeild or Wingfield of Dunham Magna
          • b. .... etc.
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Roger Wodehouse's Timeline

Kimberley, Norfolk, England
Age 22
Kimberley, Norfolk, England
Age 27
Age 70
Waxham, Norfolkshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 70
Waxham, Norfolkshire, England, United Kingdom