John Wood

M, #2294, b. 25 April 1838, d. 26 November 1903
     John Wood was born on 25 April 1838 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3,4 He was the son of William Wood and Margaret Runcie. John Wood was baptized on 28 April 1838 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 His family was known by the tee-name of "King".
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Margt Wood, 80; William Wood, 30; Margt Wood, 30; Jane Wood, 5; John Wood, 3; Geo Wood, 9 Mo; Ann Innes, 12.5

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at Slack Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Wood, head; Margret Wood, wife; Jean Wood, daughter; John Wood, son; George Wood, son; Isabela Wood, daughter.6
He was a fisherman. He married Elizabeth Gray at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 27 September 1860.7,3,8 He was the informant for John Wood's birth at Latheronwheel Shore, Latheron, Caithness, Scotland, on 26 March 1864.9,10,3 He was the informant for, and present at, James Wood's death at South Harbour, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 3 August 1878.11,12,13
He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 82 Longate, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood, head; Elizabeth Wood, wife; John Wood, son; William Wood, son; Joseph Wood, son.14,3
He was the informant for, and present at, Elizabeth Gray's death at 1 Brook Lane, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 3 September 1884.15,13 He married Isabella Buchan. No marriage registration for John Wood and Isabella Buchan has been found despite other documents indicating that they were married. Either their marriage may not have been recorded or they were living together as man and wife.
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 10 Seagate Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood, head; Isabella B. Wood, wife; Elspet Wood, grand daughter.16

He was listed as a visitor to household in the 1901 census at 10c Seagate, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Milne, head; Elizabeth Milne, wife; Sarah Milne, daughter; Robert Milne, son; William Thomson, grandson; Elizabeth A Anderson, grand daughter; Alexander Trail, Boarder; John Wood, visitor; Isabella Wood, visitor.17
John died on 26 November 1903 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 65.4

Children of John Wood and Elizabeth Gray

Citations

  1. [S4426] John Wood, OPR Baptism entry, "Wood 28th April 1838. William Wood Whitefisher Portknockie had a child by his wife Margeret Runcie born the 25th inst. and baptized this day named John; Witnefses John Pirie and John Innes both at Portknockie."
  2. [S1649] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Wood, male. Birth: 25 APR 1838. Christening: 28 APR 1838 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Wood. Mother: Margaret Runcie."
  3. [S4427] Adam Wood, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Adam Wood of Rutherglen, Scotland.
  4. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  5. [S3958] 1841, Scottish Census, "John Wood, male, age 3, born in county, resident in Portknockie, Banffshire."
  6. [S3955] 1851, Scottish Census, "John Wood, son, unmarried, male, age 12, born in Portknockie, Banff, fisher's son, resident in Slack Road, Portknockie."
  7. [S4429] John Wood to Elizabeth Gray, Marriage entry, "On the Twenty seventh day of September 1860 at Portknockie. Marriage (after Banns) was solemnized between us according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. John Wood, His X Mark, John Wood Witness, Alexr. Sutherland Witness, age 23, usual residence Portknockie, Fisherman (Bachelor), parents William Wood Fisherman and Margaret Wood Maiden Name Runsie (Deceased). Elizabeth Gray, Her X Mark, John Wood Witness, Alexr. Sutherland Witness, age 25, usual residence Portknockie, Domestic Servant (Spinster), parents Hector Gray Town Drummer and Catherine Gray Maiden Name McArthur (Deceased). Jas. Ledingham Minr. John Wood Witness, Alexr. Sutherland Witness. The above Marriage was Registered by me at Portknockie, on the 29th day of September, 1860 Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  8. [S4434] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, “John Wood, male. Spouse: Elizabeth Gray. Marriage: 27 SEP 1860 Seafield, Banff, Scotland”.
  9. [S4559] John Wood, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Wood, 1864, March Twenty-sixth 5h A.M. at Latheronwheel Shore, Male. Father: John Wood, Fisherman (Domicil Portknockie). Mother: Elizabeth Wood M. S. Gray, married 1860, July in Portknockie. Informant: John Wood, His X Mark, Father, Not present - At Sea, Wm. Sutherland Registrar Witness. Registered: 1864, April 4th at Latheron, Wm. Sutherland Registrar. April 6th Transcribed at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar. Par of Birth - Latheron."
  10. [S4430] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "John Wood, male. Birth: 26 MAR 1864 Latheron, Caithness, Scotland. Father: John Wood. Mother: Elizabeth Gray."
  11. [S4774] James Wood, Register of Deaths in the District of Peterhead in the County of Aberdeen, "Report of Precognition, See Reg. of Cor: Ents: Vol 1, p111, 19 August 1878. James Wood (Single), died 1878, August Third 12h 30m noon at South Harbour, Peterhead, Male, 5 years. Father: John Wood Fisherman (Domicil Portknockie), Mother: Elizabeth Wood M.S. Gray. Cause of death: (blank). Informant: John Wood, his X mark, Father (not present), Alex Robertfon, Regr. Witness, Crooked Lane. Registered: 1878, August 5 At Peterhead, Alex Robertfon, Registrar."
  12. [S4775] James Wood, Register of Corrected Entries for the District of Peterhead in the County of Aberdeen, "The following Report of a Precognition has been received touching the Death of James Wood, Registered under No. 111 of the Register Book of Deaths for the year 1878. James Wood, 5 years, Male. On the 3 Augt. 1878 Drowned in the South Harbour of Peterhead, Parish of Peterhead & County of Aberdeen. Cause of Death: Drowning (accidental), Certified by Dr. James Stephen, Peterhead. Procurator Fiscal's office, Aberdeen, 17th Augt. 1878, Chas. F. Runcy, Procurator Fiscal Deputy. At Peterhead 19 August 1878, Alex. Robertfon, Registrar."
  13. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  14. [S4435] 1881, Scottish Census, "John Wood, head, married, male, age 44, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman, resident at 82 Longate, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  15. [S4443] Elizabeth Wood née Gray, Register of Deaths in the District of Peterhead in the County of Aberdeen, "Elizabeth Wood, Married to John Wood, Fisherman, died 1884, September Third 12h noon at 1 Brook Lane, Peterhead, Female, 51 years. Father: Hector Gray Drummer (deceased), Mother: Catherine Gray M.S. McArthur (deceased). Cause of death: Phthisis 2 Years, As certified by Francis Hay M.B. Informant: John Wood, his X mark, Widower (present), Murdo A Ellis Assistant Registrar Witness. Registered: 1884, September 4 at Peterhead, Murdo A Ellis, Assistant Registrar. AR."
  16. [S4437] 1891, Scottish Census, "John Wood, head, married, male, age 51, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman, employed, resident at 10 Seagate St, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  17. [S4436] 1901, Scottish Census, "John Wood, visitor, married, male, age 67, born in Rathven, fisherman, own accord, at No. 10c Seagate."