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Isaac's parents and birthplace haven't been found. It's possible that the names Woodroffe and Woodrow are related when considering the hypothetical spelling "Woodrough." If so, he may have been the Isaac baptized in the parish of Blundeston with Flixley, in Norfolk. Isaac settled in Uggeshall, which, although in Suffolk, isn't far away. He married Esther Cooper in Brampton, close to Uggeshall. Esther's family was in Gisleham. It wasn't uncommon for couples to marry in parishes other than their own.

     Isaac and his family probably settled on a gentleman's farm on what is now Halesworth Street in Uggeshall. It's likely that he and Esther lived there for the rest of their lives.

When Isaac died he was a widower, and his heirs auctioned his household and farming goods. A partial inventory gives a glimpse at the relative comfort, at least physically, of their home.

Isaac and Esther are buried in the churchyard of St. Mary's Church in Uggeshall, where there were (maybe still are) gravestones for them.

St. Mary's Church, Uggeshall, with with different designs in its thatched roof over the years.
(couldn't find copyright info for these, found on the internet)

children of Isaac Woodroffe and Esther Cooper:

i. Margaret bap. 20 February 1760
ii. Isaac bap. 13 May 1762
iii. Ann b. 20 July 1767

vital records sources: His marriage and death records are in the Brampton and Uggeshall parish registers respectively. His death date comes from a gravestone in St. Mary's, Uggeshall, churchyard.

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