Alexander Wood

M, #2359, b. 2 March 1835, d. 3 September 1913
     Alexander Wood was born on 2 March 1835 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of John Wood and Margaret Smith. Alexander Wood was baptized on 4 March 1835 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 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: John Wood, 37; Margarete Wood, 34; James Wood, 10; Margarete Wood, 8; Alexander Wood, 6; John Wood, 2.3

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at 25 Commutation Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood, head; Margret Wood, wife; James Wood, son; Alexander Wood, son; John Wood, son; Ann Wood, daughter; Jean Wood, daughter.4
He was a fisherman. He married Helen Cowie at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 October 1860. He was the informant for John Wood "King"'s birth at Boathaven, Wick, Caithness, Scotland, on 8 August 1861; John Wood was born in Boathaven, Wick according to the birth registration transcribed at Seafield.5,6 He was the informant for, and present at, Alexander Wood's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 May 1863.7,8 He was the informant for, and present at, George Wood's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 17 September 1865.9,10,11,12
He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 182 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Wood, head; Helen Wood, wife; John Wood, son; Alexander Wood, son; Peter Wood, son; George Wood, son; Elizabeth Pirie, servant.13
His family was known by the tee-name of "King Buckie" or "Buckie".
The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1875-1876 shows that Alexander Wood "King Buckie" or "Buckie" was owner occupier of 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.14
He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexr. Wood "King", head; Helen Cowie, wife; John Wood “King”, son; Alexr. Wood “King”, son; Peter Wood “King”, son; George Wood “King”, son; James Wood “King”, son; William Wood "King", son.15

The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1885-1886 shows that Alexander Wood "King" was owner occupier of 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.16
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexr Wood "Buckie", head; Helen Wood "Buckie", wife; Geo Wood "Buckie", son; James Wood "Buckie", son; Wm Wood "Buckie", son; Arthur Wood "Buckie", son.17

The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1895-1896 shows that Alexander Wood "King" was owner occupier of 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.18
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Wood "King", head; Hellen Wood, wife; Wm Wood, son; Arthur Wood, son.19

The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1905-1906 shows that Alexander Wood "King Buckie" or "Buckie" was owner occupier of 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.20
He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexr Wood, head; Helen Wood, wife.21
Alexander died on 3 September 1913 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 78.2

Children of Alexander Wood and Helen Cowie

Citations

  1. [S1728] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Wood, male. Birth: 02 MAR 1835 Christening: 04 MAR 1835 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Wood. Mother: Margt Smith."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S5288] 1841, Scottish Census, "Alexander Wood, male, age 6, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S5287] 1851, Scottish Census, "Alexander Wood, son, unmarried, male, age 15, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 25 Commutation Road, Portknockie."
  5. [S5052] John Wood "King", Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Wood King, 1861, August Eighth 7h A.M. at Boathaven, Wick, Male. Father: Alexander Wood King, Fisherman (Domicil - Portknockie, Par. of Rathven). Mother: Helen Wood King M. S. Cowie, married 1860 Oct. 5th in Portknockie. Informant: Alexander Wood King, His X Mark, Father, Jas. S. MacIvor Registrar Witness. Registered: 1861, August 12th at Wick, Jas. S. MacIvor, Registrar. August 19th Transcribed at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar. Par. of Birth - Wick."
  6. [S1752] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Wood King, male. Birth: 08 AUG 1861 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Wood King. Mother: Helen Cowie."
  7. [S2073] Alexander Wood, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Wood, 1863, May Fifth 3h 30m P.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: Alexander Wood, Fisherman. Mother: Helen Wood M. S. Cowie. Married 1860 Oct. 5. at Portknockie. Informant: Alexander Wood, Father, present. Jas. Cumming, Registrar, Witness. Registered: 1863, May 20th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  8. [S1753] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Wood, male. Birth: 05 MAY 1863 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Wood. Mother: Helen Cowie."
  9. [S1754] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "George Wood, male. Birth: 17 SEP 1865 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Wood. Mother: Helen Cowie."
  10. [S2547] George Wood (subsequently altered to Peter Wood), Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alteration of Child's Name - See Reg. of Cor. Ents., Vol. 1, p.9, October 14th 1865. George Wood, 1865, September Seventeenth 7h A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: Alexander Wood Fisherman. Mother: Helen Wood M. S. Cowie, married 1860 Oct in Portknockie. Informant: Alexander Wood, Father, Present. Registered: 1865, October 4th at Farskane, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  11. [S2548] George Wood (subsequently altered to Peter Wood), Register of Corrected Entries for the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "In the first column of Entry No. 43, in the Register Book of Births for the year 1865, for "George" substitute Peter. - The above alteration is made on the authority of a Certificate in the form of Schedule (D.) under the hand of the Rev. Thomas Pirie, Minister of Seafield. - October 14th 1865, at Farskane, Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  12. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  13. [S1762] 1871, Scottish Census, "Alexander Wood, head, married, male, age 34, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman, resident at 182 Portknockie, has 3 rooms with one or more windows."
  14. [S4091] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1875-1876, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Parish of Rathven, Year 1875-1876, Page 234, "Village of Portknockie, No. 2200, Description: House 216, Proprietor: Alexr. Wood "King Buckie", Occupier: said Alexr. Wood, Yearly Rent or Value: 4/0/0."
  15. [S1761] 1881, Scottish Census, "Alexr. Wood "King", head, married, male, age 45, born in Banff, Rathven, fisherman, resident at 216 Portknockie, has 3 rooms with one or more windows."
  16. [S4094] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1885-1886, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Parish of Rathven, Year 1885-1886, Page 289, "Village of Portknockie, No. 2457, Description: House 216, Proprietor: Alexander Wood "King", Occupier: Same, Feu-duty or Ground Annual: £0 15s 0d, Yearly Rent or Value: £5 0s 0d."
  17. [S5286] 1891, Scottish Census, "Alexr Wood "Buckie", head, married, male, age 55, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  18. [S4095] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1895-1896, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1895-96 - Parish of Rathven, Page 373, "Special Water District of Portknockie, No. 2843, Description: House, Situation: 216 Portknockie, Proprietor: Alexander Wood, "King", Occupier: Proprietor, Feu-duty or Ground Annual: £0 15s 0d, Yearly Rent or Value: £5 0s 0d."
  19. [S5276] 1901, Scottish Census, "Alex Wood "King", head, married, male, age 66, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 216 Portknockie."
  20. [S4121] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1905-1906, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1905-1906 - Parish of Rathven, Page 384, "Special Water and Scavenging District of Portknockie, No. 3258, Description: House, Situation: 216 Portknockie, Proprietor: Alexander Wood, "King Buckie", Occupier: Proprietor, Feu-duty or Ground Annual: £0 15s 0d, Yearly Rent or Value: £5 0s 0d."
  21. [S6444] 1911, Scottish Census, "Alexr Wood, head, male, age 78, married, retired fisherman, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, resident at 216 Portknockie, 1 room with one or more windows, 2 persons in house."