George Wood

M, #534, b. 5 November 1811, d. 14 January 1858
     George was born at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 November 1811.1 He was the son of Alexander Wood and Helen Pirie. George Wood was baptized on 12 November 1811 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 His family was known by the tee-name of "King". He was a fisherman. He married Margaret Mair at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 1 January 1835.2,3
He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census at Pulteney Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Wood, head; Margret Wood, wife; Allexr Wood, son; James Wood, son; Caithren Wood, daughter; George Wood, son; William Wood, son; James Mair, brother-in-law.4
He was the informant for, and present at, Isabella Wood's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 18 January 1855.5,3 George died on 14 January 1858 at 208 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 46.6 He was buried after 14 January 1858 at Cullen Old Kirkyard, Old Church Road, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.6

Children of George Wood and Margaret Mair


  1. [S469] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "George Wood, male. Birth: 05 NOV 1811. Christening: 12 NOV 1811 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alex Wood. Mother: Helen Pirie."
  2. [S1053] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "George Wood, male. Spouse: Margaret Mair. Marriage: 01 JAN 1835, Cullen, Banff, Scotland."
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S5757] 1851, Scottish Census, "George Wood, head, married, male, age 39, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisher, resident in Pultny Street."
  5. [S3899] Isabella Wood, 1855 Register of Deaths in the Parish of Rathven in the County of Banff, "Wood Isabella, female, 10 years, born in Portknockie. Parents names: William Wood and Margaret Wood, Maiden Name Runcie, Fishers. Died 1855, January 18th 4h P.M. at Portknockie. Cause of death: To all appearance Rupture of a Blood Vessel in the Brain a Few times as Certified by Hugh Sharp A.M. Surgery & Medicine, Cullen, who saw deceased ½ ? on 18 Jany. Burial place: Old Churchyard Cullen, as Certified by Alexr Anderson, Sexton. Informant: George Wood, Uncle (Nearest relative present). Registered: 1855, Jany 22nd at Rathven, Geo Coull Registrar."
  6. [S1773] George Wood, 1858 Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "George Wood, Fisherman (Married), died 1858, January Fourteenth 6h 30m P.M. at 208 Portknockie, Rathven, Male, 47 years, Father: Alexander Wood Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Hellen Wood Maiden Name Pirie (Deceased), Cause of death: Ulceration of his Lungs, several months, as certified by Hugh Sharp, surgeon who saw deceased January 13th, Burial Place: Old Churchyard, Cullen, as certified by James Eddie, Sexton, Informant: Alexander Wood, Son, Present, Registered: 1858, January 15th at Portknockie, Jas Cumming Registrar."