Elspet Wood

F, #5844, b. 13 August 1885, d. 26 April 1967
     Elspet Wood was born illegitimate on 13 August 1885 at Keith Inch, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of William Wood and Jane Buchan. Her family was known by the tee-name of "King".
She was listed as head of household's granddaughter 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 married George Hepburn Sales at Garthspool, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, on 1 April 1904.2 As of 1 April 1904, her married name was Elspet Sales. Elspet died on 26 April 1967 at Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, at age 81.2 She was buried after 26 April 1967 at New Cemetery, Townside, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland.2

Children of Elspet Wood and George Hepburn Sales


  1. [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."
  2. [S4427] Adam Wood, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Adam Wood of Rutherglen, Scotland.
  3. [S4437] 1891, Scottish Census, "Elspet Wood, grand daughter, female, age 5, born in Aberdeen, Peterhead, scholar, resident at 10 Seagate St."