Isabella Buchan

F, #2557, b. before 28 June 1853, d. 19 October 1923
     Isabella Buchan was born before 28 June 1853 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1 She was baptized on 28 June 1853 at Parish of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.2 She was the daughter of Thomas Buchan and Elspet McMillan. She married John Wood. 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. Her married name was Isabella Wood.
She was listed as head of household's wife 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.3

She 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.4
Isabella died on 19 October 1923 at 10 Union Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.5,1


  1. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  2. [S4425] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Isabella Buchan, female. Christening: 28 JUN 1853 Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland. Father: Thomas Buchan. Mother: Elspet McMillan."
  3. [S4437] 1891, Scottish Census, "Isabella B. Wood, wife, married, female, age 37, born in Aberdeensh., Peterhead, resident at 10 Seagate St."
  4. [S4436] 1901, Scottish Census, "Isabella Wood, visitor, married, female, age 48, born in Peterhead, fisherman's wife, at No. 10c Seagate."
  5. [S5220] Isabella Wood née Buchan, Register of Deaths in the District of Peterhead in the County of Aberdeen, "Isabella Wood (Widow of John Wood, Fisherman), died 1923, October Nineteenth 6h A.M. at 10 Union Street, Peterhead, Female, 68 years, Father: Thomas Buchan Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Elspet Buchan M.S. McMillan (deceased), Cause of death: Chronic Bronchitis, As Certified by James Smith M.B. C.M., Informant: Andrew Buchan, Nephew, 24 Jeanetta Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, Registered: 1923, October 20th at Peterhead, John Morrice Registrar."