George Wood

M, #1607, b. circa 1895
     George Wood was born circa 1895 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of William Wood and Margaret Pirie. His family was known by the tee-name of "Doo".
He was listed as head of household's son 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
George Wood was a fisherman. He married Helen Wood at 8 Station Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 16 February 1922.3,1
The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that George Wood lived at 33 Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.4


  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, "George Wood, son, male, age 6, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 281 Portknockie."
  3. [S3435] George Wood to Helen Wood, Marriage entry, "1922 on the Sixteenth day of February at No. 8 Station St., Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. George Wood, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 27, usual residence No. 33 Church St., Portknockie, parents William Wood Fisherman (Deceased) and Margaret Wood M.S. Pirie. Helen Wood, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 22, usual residence No. 8 Station St., Portknockie, parents Alexander Wood Fisherman and Isabella Wood M.S. Mair "Dear". James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield Parish. Isabella Wood, 8 Station St., Portknockie, Witness. John Wood, 33 Church St., Portknockie, Witness. Registered 1922 February 17th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  4. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 78: PORTKNOCKIE, "Wood, George, 33 Church Street", page 111: PORTKNOCKIE, CHURCH STREET, "33, George Wood; John Wood."