William Wood

M, #5683, b. 14 February 1866
     William Wood was born on 14 February 1866 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of John Wood and Elizabeth Gray. His family was known by the tee-name of "King". William Wood was a fisherman and merchant seaman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 82 Longate, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood, head; Elizabeth Wood, wife; John Wood, son; William Wood, son; Joseph Wood, son.3,2
They was the informant for Elspet Wood's birth at Keith Inch, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 13 August 1885.4,2

Child of William Wood and Jane Buchan


  1. [S4431] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "William Wood, male. Birth: 14 FEB 1866 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Wood. Mother: Eliza Gray."
  2. [S4427] Adam Wood, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Adam Wood of Rutherglen, Scotland.
  3. [S4435] 1881, Scottish Census, "William Wood, son, male, age 15, born in Banffshire, Cullen, fisherman, resident at 82 Longate."
  4. [S4561] Elspet Wood, Register of Births in the District of Peterhead in the County of Aberdeen, "Decree of Paternity, See Reg of Cor Ent, Vol III, p79, 12 October 1885. Elspet Wood (Illegitimate), 1885, August Thirteenth 1h 0m A.M. at Keith Inch, Peterhead, Female. Father: William Wood, Seaman (Merchant Service). Mother: Jane Buchan, Fisher Girl. Informant: Jane Buchan, Mother, William Wood, his X mark, Father, 14 Broad St, Peterhead, Alex. Robertfon Regr Witnefs. Registered: 1885, August 24 At Peterhead, Alex. Robertfon, Registrar."