vice-president; presented to the presidency by Bp. Poynter, Dec. 27, 1819, and formally installed, Jan. 19, 1820; D.D.; died in the College, Aug. 14, 1852, aged 79. He published: (1) "The Christian's Companion." 2nd edit., Lisbon, 1812; (2) "An Outline of Ecclesiastical and Civil History." London, 1846, 2 vols., 8°.; (3) "Short Sketch of Ancient Geography." Lisbon, 1848, 8.; (4) "Short Geography of the Holy Land." Lisbon, 1850,8°.; (5) "The Lisbon Guide." Lisbon, 1853, 12°. 2nd edit.; (6) His portrait in lithograph was published at Lisbon, 1852.
WOODBURY, Gerard, vide Bernard.
WOODROFFE, Robert, son of Robert Woodroffe, of Stafford shire, gent., and of his wife Anne; admitted Jan., 1672, as a convictor; alumnus Oct. 30, 1678; ord. priest Jan. 1, and left for the English mission, July 17, 1680; stationed at Yeldersley, co. Derby, and attended to the Catholics about Norbury and Roston, where much esteemed as a preacher and an exemplary missioner; was probably grand-nephew of Robert Woodroffe alias Worth, ordained priest at Rome in 1606, whose father, James Woodroffe, was mayor of Barnstaple, co. Devon, his father having settled in Devon from Lancashire or Yorkshire; Robert Woodroffe, a priest of Rheims and Rome, who was condemned to death at Lancaster in 1591, but reprieved, and afterwards imprisoned at Wisbech Castle and Framlingham till 1603, belonged to the Woodroffes of Bank Top or Hall, Burnley, which estate was carried by an heiress, Isabel Woodroffe, in marriage, Feb. 4, 1606, to Nicholas Towneley, of Royle, Esq., and afterwards descended through heiresses to the Inglebys, of Lawkland Hall, and then to the Sherburnes of Stonyhurst. Subsequently it passed by sale to the family of Hargreaves, whose representatives now possess it.
WOOLFE, John, alias Allan, who assumed the name of Brown on the mission; native of the diocese of Worcester; ord. priest July 26, 1674; left College for the English mission July 30, 1676. He was elected an archdeacon of the Old Chapter, Sept. 2, 1695, and was secretary; was in Middlesex in 1702. He died in Shropshire, June 15, 1735. He established two Funds at the College.
WOOLFE, Thomas, probably brother of John; admitted Jan.