In the beginning

The Woodforde Valley near Salisbury
The Woodforde Valley near Salisbury

The history of the Woodforde family began in a village near Salisbury in Wiltshire on the banks of the River Avon.  In the late thirteenth century, John Woodforde left his home village, travelled to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, and married Alice Prest, the daughter of a wealthy wool merchant.  

Read more about John Woodforde HERE