James Wood

M, #6391, b. before 4 August 1827, d. 28 September 1858
     James Wood was born before 4 August 1827 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was baptized on 4 August 1827 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.2 He was the son of James Wood and Margaret Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Reid".
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Wood, 38; Margrete Wood, 35; James Wood, 14; Alexander Wood, 9; William Wood, 5; John Wood, 2; Margrete Wood, 10; Jannet Wood, 7; Ann Wood, 9 months.3
James Wood was a whitefisher.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at 45 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Wood, head; James Wood, son; Margret Wood, daughter; Alexander Wood, son; Janet Wood, daughter; William Wood, son; John Wood, son; Ann Wood, daughter; Cathrine Wood, daughter.4
He married Jane McIntosh at Parish of Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland, on 8 October 1853.5,6 James died on 28 September 1858 at sea, off Portessie, Banffshire, Scotland.7,6 He was buried after 28 September 1858 at Cullen Churchyard, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.7


  1. [S6014] Keith Innes, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Keith Innes of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
  2. [S7188] James Wood, ScotlandsPeople search, Old Parochial Register of Baptisms, Parish of Cullen, Surname: Wood. Forename: James. Parents: James Wood / Margaret Mair. Gender: Male. Date: 04/08/1827. Parish Number: 150. Ref: 50 74. Parish: Cullen.
  3. [S8270] 1841, Scottish Census, "James Wood, male, age 14, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S8271] 1851, Scottish census, "James Wood, son, unmarried, male, age 22, born in Banffshire Portknockie, whitefisher, resident at 45 Portknockie."
  5. [S8353] James Wood, Jane McIntosh, Surname: Wood. Forename: James. Spouse Name: Jane Mackintosh. Date: 08/10/1853. Parish Number: 164. Ref: 30 346. Parish: Rathven.
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  7. [S8354] James Wood, Register of Deaths in the District of Rathven in the County of Banff, "Wood James (Reedy), Fisherman (Married), died 1858, September Twenty Eighth about 3h P.M. in the sea near Portessie, Male, 31 years, Father: James Wood (Reed), Boat Carpenter, Mother: - Wood maiden name Mair (deceased), Cause of death: Drowning as certified by D. Carmichael M.D. Buckie, Burial place: Cullen Churchyard, as certified by William McKintosh, Brother-in-Law, Informant: Registered on the information of W.R. Gordon, Procurator Fiscal and of the Brother-in-Law, Registered: 1858, October 6th at Rathven, Geo Coull Registrar."