Elspet Wood

F, #1606, b. circa 1892
     Elspet Wood was born circa 1892 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of William Wood and Margaret Pirie. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Doo".
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1901 census at 281 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Wm Wood, head; Margaret Wood Pirie, wife; Elsie Wood, daughter; George Wood, son; John Wood, son.2
She married John Slater at Seafield Manse, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 22 February 1917.3,4 As of 22 February 1917, her married name was Elspet Slater.


  1. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  2. [S1269] 1901, Scottish Census, "Elsie Wood, daughter, female, age 9, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 281 Portknockie."
  3. [S2332] John Slater to Elsie Wood, Marriage entry, "1917 on the Twenty Second day of February at Seafield Manse, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. John Slater, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 29, usual residence No. 433 Portknockie, parents William Slater Fisherman (Deceased) and Margaret Ann Slater M.S. Topp. Elsie Wood, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 25, usual residence No. 281 Portknockie, parents William Wood Fisherman (Deceased) and Margaret Wood M.S. Pirie. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. Catherine Slater Witness. James Pirie Witness. Registered 1917 February 23rd at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.