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Name Woodcock, Bancroft
Born July 18, 1732
Birthplace Wilmington, DE
Places of residence - worked from 1754 to 1790 in Wilmington, DE.
- worked from circa 1793 to 1817 as a silversmith in Well’s Valley, PA.
Notes - Third earliest known Delaware silversmith after Wessel Alrichs & Johannis Nys.
- Master to Richard Humphreys, Isaac Woodcock, and Thomas Byrnes (his nephew).

Occupation Silversmith
Relationships Uncle of Delaware silversmith, Thomas Byrnes.
Spouse Ruth Andrews (married June 28, 1759 in Wilmington, DE).

Associated Records

Image of 1927.001.004 - Teapot

1927.001.004 - Teapot

Rococo-style, pear-shaped silver teapot with a fruitwood handle, molded circular foot, C-shaped handle, and hinged domed lid with a bell finial. The spout has leaf and swirl decorations. It is engraved with "B" in script on the side.

Image of 1927.001.005 - Creamer

1927.001.005 - Creamer

Silver Rococo-style creamer with a pear-shaped, double scroll handle and three shell-form feet and legs.

Image of 1942.033.001 - Bowl, Sugar

1942.033.001 - Bowl, Sugar

Silver Rococo-style sugar bowl with bulbous body and lid, round molded base, and gadrooning around the rim. The inset domed lid terminates in a bell finial.

Image of 1945.019.001 b - Tablespoon

1945.019.001 b - Tablespoon

Silver tablespoon with an oval bowl and a simple, thick handle with a rounded, turned-up end. The spoon is engraved with "AL" in script on the underside of the handle. There is an image of a bird on the back of the spoon bowl.

Image of 1945.019.001 c - Tablespoon

1945.019.001 c - Tablespoon

Silver tablespoon with an oval bowl and a simple, thick handle with a rounded, turned-up end. The spoon is engraved with "AL" in script on the underside of the handle. There is an image of a bird on the back of the spoon bowl.

Image of 1945.019.001 a - Tablespoon

1945.019.001 a - Tablespoon

Silver tablespoon with an oval bowl and a simple, thick handle with a rounded, turned-up end. The spoon is engraved with "AL" in script on the underside of the handle. There is an image of a bird on the back of the spoon bowl.

Image of 1945.019.001 d - Tablespoon

1945.019.001 d - Tablespoon

Silver tablespoon with an oval bowl and a simple, thick handle with a rounded, turned-up end. The spoon is engraved with "AL" in script on the underside of the handle. There is an image of a bird on the back of the spoon bowl.

Image of 1945.019.001 e - Tablespoon

1945.019.001 e - Tablespoon

Silver tablespoon with an oval bowl and a simple, thick handle with a rounded, turned-up end. The spoon is engraved with "AL" in script on the underside of the handle. There is an image of a bird on the back of the spoon bowl.

Image of 1945.019.001 f - Tablespoon

1945.019.001 f - Tablespoon

Silver tablespoon with an oval bowl and a simple, thick handle with a rounded, turned-up end. The spoon is engraved with "AL" in script on the underside of the handle. There is an image of a bird on the back of the spoon bowl.

Image of 1947.024.002 - Bowl, sugar

1947.024.002 - Bowl, sugar

Silver, urn-form, Neoclassical style sugar bowl that stands on a square base and has beading and a gallery around the rim. The lid terminates in an urn motif and the body is engraved with the script initials "ELM."

Image of 1947.024.003 - Creamer

1947.024.003 - Creamer

Silver Neoclassical-style creamer with an urn-like shape and square base. The piece has a high, molded strap handle and beaded decoration on the base and at the rim. It is engraved with the initials "ELM" (for Eleazer and Lydia McComb) in script at the front under the lip.

Image of 1947.024.017 - Tablespoon

1947.024.017 - Tablespoon

Silver tablespoon with central rib down the face. The spoon is engraved "WIM" in cross-hatched block letters on the underside of the handle. It is also marked "BW" twice on the underside of the handle.

Image of 1970.002.002 - Bowl, Sugar

1970.002.002 - Bowl, Sugar

Silver, urn-form, Neoclassical-style sugar bowl that is part of a five-piece tea set that originally belonged to Sarah Sandwith Drinker Downing (1761-1807), daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker of Philadelphia. The body stands on a square base and the lip has gallery edging. upper part has a deep circular bowl with beaded decoration at the rim. One side of the body is engraved with "SSD" encircled by a wreath.

Image of 1970.002.003 - Bowl, Waste

1970.002.003 - Bowl, Waste

Silver Neoclassical-style waste bowl that is part of a five-piece tea set that originally belonged to Sarah Sandwith Drinker Downing (1761-1807), daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker of Philadelphia. The upper part has a deep circular bowl with beaded decoration at the rim. The raised foot stands on a square base. One side of the body is engraved with "SSD" encircled by a wreath.

Image of 1970.006 - Ladle

1970.006 - Ladle

Silver Hanoverian-style ladle with a deep circular bowl, slightly flattened upper rim, and straight handle that turns up at the end and has a faint central rib.

Image of 1971.002.004 - Bowl, Sugar

1971.002.004 - Bowl, Sugar

Silver, urn-shaped, Neoclassical-style sugar bowl with a square base. The rim and base are decorated with beading and the body is engraved with the script initials "AB". The lid is circular and terminates in a pineapple finial. This piece has the partnership touchmark of Bancroft Woodcock and his one-time apprentice and nephew, Thomas Byrnes, which lasted only from 1790 until 1793.

Image of 1973.003.001 a - Spoon

1973.003.001 a - Spoon

Silver table or stuffing spoon with a long, narrow neck and a bird motif on the back of the bowl. It is engraved "LD EA" on the face of the handle.

Image of 1973.003.001 b - Spoon

1973.003.001 b - Spoon

Silver table or stuffing spoon with a long, narrow neck and a bird motif on the back of the bowl. It is engraved "LD EA" on the face of the handle.

Image of 1974.029.001 - Goblet

1974.029.001 - Goblet

One of a pair of silver, Neoclassical-style goblets originally presented to Henry Sandwith Drinker (1770-1824), son of Henry and Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker. The goblet has a raised, round foot with beaded decoration around the edge. There is also beaded decoration at the base of the cup. The foot stands on a square base. The body is engraved with the script initials" MS to HSD".

Image of 1974.029.002 - Goblet

1974.029.002 - Goblet

One of a pair of silver, Neoclassical-style goblets originally presented to Henry Sandwith Drinker (1770-1824), son of Henry and Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker. The goblet has a raised, round foot with beaded decoration around the edge. There is also beaded decoration at the base of the cup. The foot stands on a square base. The body is engraved with the script initials" MS to HSD".