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about: Edward Wood
message: Hi I am a trustee of Lister Lane Cemetery in Halifax West Yorkshire UK.
We have an Edward Wood buried here in public grave no 4200.
He is recorded as being a Sergeant in the 6th West Yorkshire Militia.
He died on 28th December 1854 and was buried on 31st Dec 1854 aged 33 - his Father also appears to have been called Edward.
I hope this may be of use to someone.
Best Regards, Stuart
about: WOOD - Joseph
message: I am trying to find ANY INFORMATION on Joseph Wood who was born in Packington, Leicestershire, UK in C1843. His parents were Thomas Wood, brickmaker and Margaret Craton (sic. possibly Creighton??). Joseph married Eliza Ingram. I think they married in Australia and had a number of children in New South Wales, Australia. Any assistance would be helpful. I have hit a brick wall. from Maxene Imbruglia
about: Edward Wood
message: Hello. I am trying to find information on Edward and Elsie Wood. They were my fathers grandparents.
My father was born in Aberdeen Scotland on 18/09/1945 and came to Australia when he was 17 years of age, losing all contact with his family at that time. My father passed away from cancer in 1989 and all the information I have in relation to his family is written on a piece of paper - no dates of birth or anything.
All of the information I have is that he had a sister Audrey Bruce and a brother Kenneth Bruce. My grandparents names were Stanley and Ivy Bruce (nee Wood). And obviously my great grandparents were as mentioned.
I am travelling to the UK and Europe with my 11 year old son in the coming weeks to visit family currently living in Glasgow and we are looking forward to tracing the historical steps of our ancestors at that time.
Any information you could assist me with would be appreciated.
Warm regards, Mrs Lynda Harcoan (nee Bruce)
about: thomas wood born stacksteads, lancashire in1915
message: Thomas's parents,Thomas & Lydia, died when he was a child and his siblings were brought up by relatives. We think that he and brother Edwin,Colin's father, were kept together. We are hoping to find his family.His grandfathers were John Wood & Allen Mallinson. Please contact colin/christina wood
Desperately trying to find information regarding my relations as follows:William Wood,spouse Esther Craigs,married South Shields 29/12/1750. Their children as follows:
George b.1766(spouse Margaret Copeland m.13/4/1790 NBL)
All Born in Chester-le_Street co.Durham UK
from Margaret Dent
About: James Wood from Anstruther, Scotland
message: My ancester was James Francis Wood, 1820 from Anstruther, Scotland who married an Irish Catholic, Ann Hanrahan in what is now Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1847. He was disowned by his family in Scotland. We are looking for anyone with information or related to James Wood, possibly a magistrate in Scotland and his wife Ellen or Helen Sutherland. It is said one brother of James Francis was an explorer in Africa. James Francis was said to be a ship's Captain. We have been unable to find any ties or leads in Scotland on this lost part of our family. We have lots of information on the family here in Canada. Please contact me to share any information. Thanks. from Stephanie
I am directly descended from DANIEL WOOD, born in England. Arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1820. He was part of Clarke's party on board the Northampton...hence an 1820 Settler. I am looking for his date of birh (England), names of his parents...did he have any siblings as there were a few WOOD men who arrived in PE as part of Sephton's party. from Vanessa Wood
Trying to find details of my gg grandfather Thomas Hudson Wood and spouse Mary Ann Carr. He was born in Benwell,Sunderland,UK in 1825. The family lived at 7 West Row, West Herrington on the 1861 census. from Margaret Dent
July 20th 2010
What is your name? Dianne Kay
Where are you from? Sydney, Australia
Your Message: Hi, great site. Looking for information about family ancestors of Joseph Wood & Emblem, aka Emblen or Emily Gray (don't know where he was born, most likely in Yorkshire, she was born in Dover, Kent). They were married in Bridlington, East Riding, Yorkshire, 2nd Feb. 1806, Joseph's occupation listed as a private in the West Yorkshire militia at the time. John & Emblen's 3 daughters & one son John born 1815 (who is my ancestor, ggg g/father) were all christened in Birstall parish. In Heckmondwike (West Riding) trade directory 1822 Joseph Wood, John's father, is listed as a grocer & clothier in Hightown, also in later trade directory as grocer and in 1840 census still in Hightown/ Liversedge - but not in 1851. Believe the only son emigrated to Aust. in mid 1830's, but can find no reliable shipping record ie. many John Woods. One of John's sisters married a Mr. Wilman in Birstall. The only known associated family names, Boynton, possibly Abbott, Gray, Grey.
John Wood, aka John Gray Wood, married Isabella McIntosh Tough (Scottish, Perth) in Tasmania in 1839. Other clues, John & Isabella's 1st born child (1840) (died young, called Alfred Augustus Wood) eldest surviving child Elizabeth Ann, then only son called John Taylor Wood (+ 5 more daughters following). The Taylor or Taleur is meant to have a historical link to the English Civil War period, but haven't yet found it. The Boynton is also a name that keeps popping up in middle of the names of John's children & later descendants for no explicable reason, except it's meant to be ancestral too.
Would love to hear of any ideas, we are out of them! Or any other research out there, or anyone who has come across similar names connecting. Meanwhile, the surname is seriously hard to research & it's taken years of research to get this far, by now a few of us are connecting & sharing & finding we all have similar legends of the past.
Best wishes to all seeking the origins of Wood forebears. Dianne, Sydney . Dianne, Sydney
Hi, I'm trying to track my Great Great Great Grandfather Samuel Wood. He is from Liverpool, Lancashire England on 21 Nov 1845. Have only found that his Father was John Wood born 22 Mar 1818 Liverpool Lancashire married to Sarah Millican on the 22 May 1839 in Liverpool. They had 9 Children. Have tacked one sister, Sarah she married Henry Jennings on 11 Aoril 1867. Haven't found any others. Not sure when Samuel came to Australia but he married Sarah Millican in Sydney in 1872. Any help on the English side would be good..Thanks Leanne Clare (nee Wood) Leanne Clare (nee Wood) April 2011.
about: Sidney Micheal Wood and William Weatherly Wood
Looking for Wood ties in Aberdeen Scotland , Sidney Wood was my grand father . He moved to Us around 1915 or earlier. He entered the us I believe at Phila Penn,came over on boat Suposeadly William Wood was a sea captain and brought him to the us.. He met my Grand mother aroung 1918 they had two sons Her name was Ruth Blank , William Weatherly and Robert sidney Wood were her sons . He ran off when they were 5 and 6 years old and beleive went to California Was seen by my ,Grandmother in Velejo Cal around 1945 can not find out anything else Except , he Sidney , had a sister that moved some where in Canada one of the large citys.(If you know anything please contact me .Thank you George Alan Wood March 2011.
Hi, I am looking for David John Wood, born in the late 60's in Adelaide. If this is you and you're missing a bit of your family tree please e-mail me. Cherill Hopkins March 2011.
Looking for information on George Washington Wood b 1819 Edgefield, SC d. 1900 Coffee County Georgia. Felicia Wilson. 23 Spet 2010.
What is your name? Jason Wood
Where are you from? Alabama
Your Message:I was wanting to know if any of your wood line came to the United State around 1800 I have followed mine as far as I can. I got to a Edward Wood Born 27 DEC 1802 in Georgia d. 25 JUL 1876 in Dothan, Houston County, Alabama he was married to a Jemima Jester b.16 JAN 1803 in Edgefield District, SC. January 11th 2010. Email
October 16th 2009
What is your name? Elaine Bloomfield
Where are you from? NSW
Your Message: Looking for gaps in the family tree. Robert Wood, born 1838 Aberdeen, came to Australia, went to NZ, married Letitia Coults (nee Riley) returned to Australia 1874 on the "Hero" to Melbourne. Wife Letitia died in 1893 in Melbourne - lost track of Robert, aka Jack. They had a daughter Mary Ellen Wood born 1872 in NZ - I have photos of her as a young woman? 20 yrs old, in Melbourne, going by the name of Maud Wood - lost all track of her.
Siblings to this marriage Amelia Coults m Joseph Smith
Alfred Wood m Matilda Boyle - moved to WA
Robert John Edgerton Wood m Rachel O'Donnell, Melb
John Wood m Charlotte James melb
Aurelius Sam Wood m ? Francis moved too Brisbane.
ring any bells?? thank you Elaine Email
June 28th 2009
What is your name? Sheila Watkins Weaver
Where are you from? Quincy, Ohio USA
Your Message: I am very interested in locating information about my grandfather Joseph Wood. I know That he was an engineer in the British Army, in India in the early 1900's. He married Alice Tindal, or Tyndale in India, she was a missionary, and midwife in India also. Joesph and Alice had four children, Dennis, Charles, Harold, and Rosalind, My mother, who was born September 20th 1918. It would mean so much to me to get some information on my dear lost family. Email
January 14th 2007
What is your name? Jeff E
Where are you from? Texas
Your Message: I knew a Rachel Sarah Wood who was from England and worked on a kibbutz in Israel in 1986-87. If this is the same person as on your family tree, please have her write me at email@example.com. Thanks,Jeff
January 6th 2006
What is your name? Elaine Lyell (nee Mitchell or Boyd)
Where are you from? Born Plymouth, Devon. Living in Edinburgh.
Your Message: Do your Lyells have a Scottish connection, as do ours? Email
December 16th 2005
What is your name? Robert Wood
Where are you from? Pleasanton California
Your Message: My WOOD family (Richard/William) lived in Worcester in the 1820's I am searching for some record of their stay there. The family went to South Africa and figured in it's history Email
November 27th 2005
What is your name? Allan N Wood
Where are you from? Leeds, England
Your Message: Are there any Rich Woods out there ?
June 12th 2005
What is your name? Robyn Wood
Where are you from? 3ydney !ustralia
Your Message: Hi everyone - My father-in-law - John David Crafer WOOD is turning 90 this year and we are trying to trace all his family - he was born in Adelaide South !ustralia on 1.11.1915 any help would be greatly appreciated.
April 6th 2005
What is your name? Ingrid Pinos
Where are you from? Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Your Message: I am looking for any information pertaining to my great-great-great grandmother Jane Wood, born Mar. 9, 1830 in Kirkburton, West Yorkshire. She married a Ben Halstead (he died at the age of 49 yrs) and had 9 children. Jane came to Canada after 1881 with some of her children. Jane is buried in Hespeler, Ontario, Canada (d. Nov. 30, 1902).
March 26th 2005
What is your name? Lindsay Wood
Where are you from? Ballina N. S. W. Australia
Your Message: Hi, I'm trying to learn more about my great grandfather, James Henderson Wood. He was born in Edinburgh Scotland about 1840, and was married in !ustralia in 1866. His mother's name is unknown to me, but his father was James Julius Wood, a clergyman, possibly in Edinburgh. Any help in following this line would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you, Lindsay
February 12th 2005
What is your name? Kathy Wood
Where are you from? Oshawa Ontario
Your Message: I am looking for any information on the family of Benjamin Wood Who married Anna Wills and had a son Benjamin Wills Wood in Clitheroe sub district Slaidburn County of York England in 1838. ( I am looking for more of his siblings also) Benjamin Wills came to Canada and became a teacher, married Elizabeth Harper and had 11 children - Katherine, Alfred, Fredrick, George, Francis, Benjamin, Anna Louisa, Lotta Lydia, Charles, And Walter. If anyone can help me please e-mail me. Thanks Kathy
January 7th 2005
What is your name? John David Lyell
Where are you from? I was born in Hayward, CA
Your Message: Walter Lyell was my Grandfather. I don't know much about him. My dad is 66 or so, so I guess that walter was born in the 1910's or 20's. I would greatly appreciate any family information that can be found. Thanks - John
October 13th 2004
What is your name? Cynthia Baker Carr
Where are you from? Mount Ida, Montgomery Co., Arkansas
Your Message: My grandmother was Winona Fancion Wood b. 1895 Oklahoma, her father was Joseph Buckhannan Wood b 1850 Missouri, his father was James Warren Wood b. 1810 Kentucky, his father James Wood b. 1785 Virginia, his father Matthew Wood b. 1750's London.
August 14th 2004
What is your name? richard allan wood
Where are you from? lincoln.nebraska currently charlotte nc all us,scions of thomas
Your Message: thomas wood landed in jamestown va may 14 1607 but i guess you would be more interested in looking up john wood, laird of the McDonalds scotland ; the western isles and the earl of halifax in what used to be west riding yorkshire, whats unusal about them is they could all read/write
August 10th 2004
What is your name? Allan Newton Wood
Where are you from? Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Your Message: My branch of the Wood were farmers in the Harrogate, Wharfedale area of Yorkshire and then moved to farms at Woodhall and Pudsey, West Yorkshire. My Grandfather was Newton Wood and my father Charles Wood.
Anyone who thinks that they have a connection with this part of the family please get in touch. Regards, Allan N Wood
March 19th 2004
What is your name? Carol Wells
Where are you from? Waterford, Michigan USA
Your Message: Trying to find out if there is any relation to my Great Grandfather Charles Wood. He was a postman in the Post Office house at Udney Station near Aberdeen in 1902. He was married to Elizabeth. They had four sons and one daughter. Clarence,William, George and Jimmy, the daughter's name was Jean. George was my grandfather he married Jeannie Davidson from Aberdeen. They had four sons, George A, Charles,Sidney and Stanley. George and Charles were born in Scotland and Sidney and Stanley were born in Winnepeg, Manitoba Canada. They later moved to the States to Berkley,Michigan. Sidney was my father.
Jimmy the fourth son was a RAF pilot in 1918, went on to start his own airlines in Perth Austraila. Any information that you have would be greatly appreciated.
March 2nd 2004
What is your name? carole carpenter
Where are you from? london uk
Your Message: Are we realted or anyone reading this know any connection to london wood family.
Charles M Wood 1853 + Elizabeth Shepherd 1850
Children Lillie M Wood 1878 -
Alice Elizabeth Wood 1880 + Walter William Gates
Parents of my grandmother Vera Alice Mable Gates
February 18th 2004
What is your name? philip james wood
Where are you from? walsall staffs england originally, but noe Whittington near Lichfield Staffs.
Your Message: Hi, anyone have any relationship to me, dad was George Thomas Wood, and his dad was James Edwin Wood, then Michael, another Michael then Joseph who married Mary?
January 6th 2004
What is your name? Rene Tielman
Where are you from? California
Your Message: My wife is a de Pruyssenaere de la Woestijne. Reyna Louise. She was borne in Indonesia, her ancestors came from Belgium. August left Belgium for the Dutch East Indies in 1824 as an officer in the colonial army. I wonder whether any relationship may exist.
January 4th 2004
What is your name? Brian kirkpatrick
Where are you from? Hanna Alberta Canada
Your Message: My grandfathers name was David Vincent Wood , and he died in Calgary Alberta in 1940 , I was only 4 at the time ,so didnt really know him. I was told he came from the area of Rhode Island .Does anyone have a connection??
August 30th 2003
What is your name? Ann
Where are you from? Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Your Message: I am looking for Mary WOOD who married William GRESSWELL in 1789 at Boston, Lincs. The Gresswell family moved to Yorkshire and lived at Saltaire (Herbert St)
April 2nd 2003
What is your name? David K. Powell
Where are you from? England (Lewes,East Sussex)
Your Message: Regarding "Georges War Service", my father also served on the minesweeper 'Hambledon' in the First World War. I have a photograph of the 'Hambledon', and her crew, one of which might be your relative. If you would like copies, please let me know, and I will get them to you.
Regards, David K.Powell
April 1st 2003
What is your name? Rachel Alliston
Where are you from? Newcastle NSW Australia
Your Message: Hi Folk Just cruising and came across this most informative site! My Great Grandfather Edward WOOD was born in Nottinghamshire UK and later migrated to NZ. To learn more of my WOOD line I welcome you to visit:-
Happy hunting everyone.
Beautiful Lake Macquarie NSW Australia
March 18th 2003
What is your name? DAVID JOHN WOOD
Where are you from? TOWNSVILLE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA.
Your Message: Hallo, My name is David John Wood. I live in Townsville Queensland Australia. I am retired from the Defence Force. To keep from going bonkers I am on various committees for the communities of Nome and Bentley. Family History is a past time and lasting passion for me. I have been fortunate over the years to be able to trace my Ancestors through many walks of life over many parts of the Globe. Very recently I was searching through the On-line British 1881 Census. I discovered the whereabouts of my Great Grandfather, Ernest Wood. Ernest was born 1871 in Sandford on Thames. I have discovered that brothers, Ernest (10yrs), John William (9 yrs) and Frederick Basil (13 yrs) attended Howard House on High Street in Thame, Oxford. The same Census indicates that a Lettia E Wood was staying with her Auntie Rachel Ward nee Wood, also in Thame. All children and their parents cry from Sandford on Thames. For my Auntie Betty, Brother Peter and myself this break-though is significant. Strange as it may seem the only information we have had is by word of mouth. Ernest was born in Sandford, Oxfordshire, and date uncertain. We believe the parents of the Brothers Three and Sister Lettia are John William Sr and Emma Gibbs. The Census indicates that Lettia, as well as the Brothers, were born in Sandford. Ernest and Frederick sailed to Townsville, Australia in the late 1890�s. John, I believe, sailed a little later.
Ernest married Sarah Ann Hinds of Skewen, Wales in Hughenden Queensland. Sarah sailed with her Parents at the age of two years. The Hinds arrived at Cooktown, Queensland. William Howell Lesel Wood, Grand Dad is of this marriage. A sister, Devota Letticia, may well be the namesake of the younger sister. I hope this is so as it creates a picture of fond remembrance. Unfortunately I am unable to trace my Ancestors beyond John William Wood and Emma Gibbs, parents of Ernest. Like the tendril of a light mist the Family History I have gathered thus far has taken me from the sho
March 16th 2003
What is your name? Malcolm WOOD
Where are you from? Sydney, Australia
Your Message: Anyone researching this WOOD FAMILY site I am looking for details on WILLIAM WOOD born approx 1821 at Eckington, Worcester, England and wife MARY M WOOD ( nee ???? might be Ballanger ) born approx 1820 Sandhurst, Gloucester, England.
From UK 1861 Census lists they were living at 123 Dennis st/rd?? Stourbridge/Amblecote/Worcester with 6 children James born approx 1847,Esther approx 1851, William approx 1853, John approx 1856,George 1858,Joseph 1860 .
1881 UK Census had William ,Mary and Thomas living at Westmancote Rd,Bredon/Worcester,England
THOMAS WOOD my grandfather was then born 16/2/1862 At Acton Beauchamp,Worcester, England and came to Australia before 1888, married ESTHER EMMA KRANSTUYVER,became a Policeman, ( Cooma, Young) and died 1946 at Young NSW Australia
Any details GREATLY APPRECIATED.
March 3rd 2003
What is your name? Stephen R Wood &famley
Where are you from? townsville QLD Australia
Your Message: would like to hear from other wood family members in other countries & Australia who have moore history on wood family.
December 13th 2002
What is your name? Jeffrey David Wood
Where are you from? Boynton Beach, Florida USA
Your Message: Searching for the Wood Families who came from Crewe, England. Daniel Wood married Jane Maywhort in the mid 1800 in Crewe / Natwhich England.
December 6th 2002
What is your name? Ren� de Pruyssenaere de la Woestijne
Where are you from? Zwolle, The Netherlands
Your Message: I would like to get information about De Pruyssenaere de la Woestijne. Who can help me?
July 3rd 2002
What is your name? Judith Berndt
Your Message: I am searching for information on my grandad's family - his mother was Agnus Mary Wood - father- Thomas Stainthorpe Hebden.
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