William Wood

M, #2375, b. 1877, d. 2 June 1943
     William Wood was born in 1877 at Wick, Caithness, Scotland.1 He was the son of Alexander Wood and Helen Cowie. His family was known by the tee-name of "King", "King Buckie" or "Buckie".
He was listed as head of household's son 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.2
William Wood was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son 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.3

He was listed as head of household's son 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.4
He married Elsie Ann Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 22 December 1905.5,6
He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Wood, head; Elsie Ann Wood, wife.7
He was the informant for, and present at, Helen Cowie's death at 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 22 April 1919.8,6
The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that William Wood lived at 17 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.9 He was the informant for, and present at, John Wood's death at 1 Victoria Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 April 1927.10 William died on 2 June 1943 at 17 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.11

Citations

  1. [S6447] William Wood, ScotlandsPeople search, Statutory Register of Births, Registration District of Wick, Surname: Wood. Forename: William. Gender: Male. Year: 1877. Ref: 043/ 197. Registration District Name: Wick.
  2. [S1761] 1881, Scottish Census, "William Wood "King", son, unmarried, male, age 3, born in Caithness, Wick, fisherman's son, resident at 216 Portknockie."
  3. [S5286] 1891, Scottish Census, "Wm Wood "Buckie", son, unmarried, male, age 13, born in Wick, Caithness, fisherman, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  4. [S5276] 1901, Scottish Census, "Wm Wood, son, single, male, age 23, born in Wick, Caithness, fisherman, resident at 216 Portknockie."
  5. [S2983] William Wood to Elsie Ann Mair, Marriage entry, "1905, on the Twenty Second day of December at Portknockie. After Banns, According to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. William Wood, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 28, usual residence 216 Portknockie, parents Alexander Wood Fisherman and Helen Wood M.S. Cowie. Elsie Ann Mair, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 20, usual residence 248 Portknockie, parents William Mair Cooper and Annie Mair M.S. Wood. Peter Brown U.F. Minister. George Wood Witness. John A. Mair Witness. Registered 1906 (sic) December 26th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  7. [S6445] 1911, Scottish Census, "William Wood, head, male, age 32, married, fisherman, born in Caithnesshire, Wick, resident at 216 Portknockie, 2 rooms with one or more windows, 2 persons in house."
  8. [S1749] Helen Wood née Cowie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Wood, (Widow of Alexander Wood "King", Fisherman), died 1919, April Twenty Second 12h 15m A.M. at 216 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 81 years. Father: Peter Cowie, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Helen Cowie M.S. Murray (Deceased). Cause of death: Carcinoma, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: William Wood, Son (Present). Registered: 1919, April 22nd at Manse of Seafield, James MacIntyre, Registrar."
  9. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 79: PORTKNOCKIE, "Wood, William, 17 Harbour Place", page 112: PORTKNOCKIE, HARBOUR PLACE, "17, Wm. Wood, "King.""
  10. [S2958] John Wood "King", Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Wood "King", Fisherman (Married to —), died 1927, April Fourteenth 5h P.M. at 1 Victoria Pl., PortKnockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 65 years. Father: Alexander Wood "King" Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Helen Wood M.S. Cowie (Deceased). Cause of death: Hemiplegia, as cert. by I. Dawson M.B. Ch.M. Informant: William Wood King, Brother, 17 Harbour Pl., Portknockie. Registered: 1927, April 14th at Manse of Seafield, James MacIntyre, Registrar."
  11. [S2184] William Wood, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Wood, Fisherman (Married to Elsie Ann Mair), died 1943, June Second 9h 45m P.M. at 17 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Male, 65 years. Father: Alexander Wood, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Helen Wood M.S. Cowie (Deceased). Cause of death: Myocarditis, Urinary Calculus, as cert by:- J.C. Wood M.B. Ch.B. Informant: Peter Wood, Nephew (Present). Registered: 1943, June 3rd at Portknockie, William Falconer, Registrar."