Helen Wood

F, #2680, b. 15 January 1826, d. 23 January 1905
     Helen Wood was born on 15 January 1826 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Wood and Helen Wood. Helen Wood was baptized on 22 January 1826 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 Her family was known by the tee-name of "Royal".
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1851 census at 60 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood, head; Helen Wood, wife; Helen Wood, daughter; George Wood, son; William Wood, son; Catherine Wood, daughter; Alexander Wood, son; Margaret Wood, daughter.2
She married James Donaldson at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 9 October 1851.3 As of 9 October 1851, her married name was Helen Donaldson.
She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1861 census at 223 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Donaldson, head; Hellen Donaldson, wife; John Donaldson, son; Jean Donaldson, daughter; James Donaldson, son; Margt Donaldson, daughter; Catherine Wood, servant.4

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1871 census at 223 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Donaldson, head; Helen Donaldson, wife; John Donaldson, son; Jane Donaldson, daughter; James Donaldson, son; George Donaldson, son; Helen Donaldson, daughter; Alexander Donaldson, son; Mary Gault, servant.5

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1881 census at 265 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Donaldson, head; Helen Wood, wife; James Donaldson, son; Maggie Donaldson, daughter; George Donaldson, son; Helen Donaldson, daughter; Alexander Donaldson, son.6

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1891 census at 265 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Donaldson, head; Nellie Donaldson, wife; Nellie Wood, daughter.7,8
Helen died on 23 January 1905 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 79.9

Children of Helen Wood and James Donaldson

Citations

  1. [S1997] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Helen Wood, female. Birth: 15 JAN 1826. Christening: 22 JAN 1826 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Wood. Mother: Helen Wood."
  2. [S7446] 1851, Scottish census, "Helen Wood, daughter, unmarried, female, age 23, born in Banff, Portknockie, servant at home, resident at 60 Portknockie."
  3. [S2429] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "James Donaldson, male. Spouse: Helen Wood. Marriage: 09 OCT 1851, Cullen, Banff, Scotland."
  4. [S5772] 1861, Scottish Census, "Hellen Donaldson, wife, married, female, age 36, born in Banffshire, Rathven, fisherman's wife, resident at 223 Portknockie."
  5. [S7457] 1871, Scottish Census, "Helen Donaldson, wife, married, female, age 45, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, resident at 223 Portknockie."
  6. [S5724] 1881, Scottish Census, "Helen Wood, wife, married, female, age 56, born in Rathven, Banffshire, resident at 265 Portknockie."
  7. [S8324] 1891, Scottish census, "Nellie Donaldson, head, married, female, age 65, born in Rathven, Banffshire, resident at 265 Portknockie."
  8. [S5686] 1891, Scottish Census, "Nellie Donaldson, wife, married, female, age 65, born in Rathven, Banffshire, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  9. [S4458] Helen Wood, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Donaldson (Widow of James Donaldson, Fisherman), died 1905, January Twenty Third 12h 0m P.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 79 years. Father: John Wood "Royal" Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Helen Wood M.S. Wood "Doo" (Deceased). Cause of death: General Debility 1 year, Syncope, As Cert. by S. Clark M.D.C.M. Informant: John Donaldson, Son, Morven View House, Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1905, January 24th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."