Home Page Names Directory


The material is distributed over at least 560 web pages. Most of these pages make up the Woodhurst Family Trees listed on the site's home page. The remaining pages contain miscellaneous data on Woodhursts or related topics.

There are currently three family trees and there is no known connection between them.

Each page belonging to a tree describes some particular person and will normally contain links to other pages describing their parents and their children. So, having entered the tree one can use these links to move around among the various generations. All the pages in the tree have a background colour unique to that tree.

Each tree has a root page describing a particular person of interest. The choice of that person is slightly arbitrary and reflects the history of the site's development; in particular, they are not necessarily the person of greatest antiquity in the tree. Every non-root page in the tree contains a link back to the root page.

Each link on the home page listed under "Woodhurst Family Trees" takes one straight to a root page.

If a link yields a message saying that the page referred to does not exist, this signifies a page awaiting construction in the near future. Selecting a link for some person sometimes yields a page for someone else. Where this occurs it is because there is no current intention to construct a page specifically for that person - instead, the link yields a page where they receive some appropriate mention.

Another way to enter a tree is to visit the Names Directory. This is an alphabetical list of links to persons mentioned in the trees and supplies also their dates of birth and death where known (otherwise marked ?). It simply provides a direct route to a person's details as an alternative to navigating from a root page.

A somewhat different collection of names - of persons who witnessed marriages mentioned in this site - appears in the Marriage Witnesses Directory.

Persons having the same name are distinguished by the insertion of qualifiers of the form (x) after their forenames, where x is some integer. These qualifying integers have no significance with regard to chronology or lineage. The surnames of all females are their maiden names.