Battle of Hastings 1066 King William, following the Battle of Hastings, encourage immigration from Prussian areas of Germanic artisans to revitalize the economy after the war. The Wulfric’s landed in Lothian Region of Scotland and migrated south into England. Whereby the name became “englandized” into variations to include: Woolrich, Woolridge and Wooldridge.
Migration to the New World Four Distinct Immigration of Wooldridges: 1)Massachusetts/ 1630 2)Maryland / 1662 3)Pennsylvania / 1681 4)Virginia / 1690 (John Wooldridge born in Lothian Region of Scotland in 1678)
John had Edward who had two sons Simon and William Simon: Born 1750 PEC, Died 1830 PEC Ralph: Born 1776 PEC, Died 1824 PEC Josiah: Born 1788 PEC, Died 1825 Williamson County, TN Henry: Born 1822 in Williamson County, Died 1899 in Mayfield, KY
John had Edward who had two sons Simon and William William: B 1750, D 1824 Simon: B 7/14/1817 Hardin County, KY – D 1896 in California Hercules Hicks: B 2/23/1865 Spencer County, KY – D 2/24/1942 Shepherdsville, KY Roy Darrell: B 8/17/1892 Spencer County, KY – D 5/26/1965 Louisville, KY Darrell Lee: B 3/16/1913 Louisville, KY – D 12/4/77 Louisville, KY Robert Lee : B 3/16/1943 – D 2/14/1979 Lou, KY Chris Lee: B 5/2/1966 Louisville, KY Parker Robert: B 10/9/1997 Murray, KY
Henry Wooldridge Native Tennessean Great Lover of hunting and horses His one love was killed in a riding accident He wore their engagement ring until his death Moved to Mayfield in a drought year Traded in fine horses
Wooldridge Monuments The center one is of Henry. Carved from Italian marble in Italy and cost $1,000 The three statues at the back were carved in Mayfield by a tombstone maker The remaining statues were carved of limestone in Paducah. Total cost $6,000
Take Aways Never think you are so strong that you can’t be knocked off your horse. With the help of others, we can all come back from the storms of life and get back on our horse. Sometimes it is better to be in the back than the front.