William Wood

M, #1549, b. circa 1848, d. 16 May 1933
     William Wood was born circa 1848 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of George Wood and Margaret Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "King".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at Pulteney Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Wood, head; Margret Wood, wife; Allexr Wood, son; James Wood, son; Caithren Wood, daughter; George Wood, son; William Wood, son; James Mair, brother-in-law.2

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Margaret Wood, 49; Catherine Wood, 19; George Wood, 17; William Wood, 12; David Wood, 6.3
William Wood was a boat carpenter. He married Elspet Wood at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 27 September 1869.4
He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 197 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Wood, head; Elspet Wood, wife; William G Wood, son; Helen Wood, servant.5
From 1903, William Wood and James Wood owned the steam drifter 'Bluebell' BF 1048.6 William died on 16 May 1933 at 79 Castle Street, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland.1

Children of William Wood and Elspet Wood

Citations

  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S5757] 1851, Scottish Census, "William Wood, son, male, age 3, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident in Pultny Street."
  3. [S5756] 1861, Scottish Census, "William Wood, unmarried, male, age 12, born in Rathven, Banffshire, scholar, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  5. [S5763] 1871, Scottish Census, "William Wood, head, married, male, age 22, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 197 Portknockie."
  6. [S431] David Mair, Joseph Reid, James Campbell Smith & David E Williamson Alexander S Buchan, Steam Drifters Recalled, Portgordon to Portsoy, "BF 1048 BLUEBELL
    Built in 1902 of steel by Smith's Dock Shipbuilding Company of North Shields (Yard Number 688) for Smith’s Dock Trust as THIRTY EIGHT and registered in Yarmouth (YH 743).
    Dimensions:- 79 GRT. Length 80.00 ft., Breadth 18.10 ft., Depth 8.30 ft.
    16 inch compound engine by Maccoll & Pollock of Sunderland. 22 hp.
    1903 Sold to W. Wood & J. Wood, Portknockie, Banffshire, renamed BLUEBELL and re-registered in Banff (BF 1048).
    1919 Sold to H.G. Jackson, Gorleston and re-registered in Lowestoft (LT 527).
    1924 Sold to J.G. Baker, Gorleston.
    December 1930 Sold for scrap."