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WOOD William
« on: Monday 25 April 11 11:11 BST (UK) »
WOOD William and PAYLER Ann both born Leeds 1788 and 1798 had 2 children Mary Ann b 1822 and James 1825 came to Australia before 1829.
Any information on them and their families would be very appreciated.
William's father is Thomas WOOD and Ann parents are John PAYLER and Elisabeth FOTHERBY.

William WOOD fought at Battle of Waterloo

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Re: WOOD William
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 April 11 11:13 BST (UK) »
Hi aussie 49 :)

Do you want information on them in Australia, or before they arrived?

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Re: WOOD William
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 April 11 11:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Pru

Before he came to Australia sorry I wasn't clearer.

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Re: WOOD William
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 April 11 11:59 BST (UK) »
No problem, aussie - and I should have said last time "Welcome to Rootschat"  :)

Some thoughts off the top of my head:

What information do you have about them apart from what you have posted already? 
Do you have their immigration records?
Where did the family settle in Australia? 
Have you found discharge or other service papers for William, and/or do you have his information from the Waterloo Medal Roll?

These are all things for you to chase up if you don't already have them, as they may give information as to their origins.

Cheers
Prue

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Re: WOOD William
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 April 11 16:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Prue,
I have his discharge paper he was discharged in 1818 and he served at Battle of Salamanca 1812 , Vittoria1813, Pampolona July 1813, Vera of October 1813, Bayonne 1813, Orshere 1814, Tarbes 1814, Toulouse 1814, Battle of Waterloo1815.
He served a total of 9 years 134 days. He served with the 95th Rifles.
They had 9 children 5 were born in Bong Bong New South Wales Australia.
William died in 1854 Bong Bong New South Wales and Ann died in 1864 Bong Bong New South Wales. I haven't been able to find out when or where they were married. They came to Australia about 1828.
I am hoping to go back further by getting information on the parents and siblings of William and Ann.
Hope this helps

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Re: WOOD William
« Reply #5 on: Monday 25 April 11 16:39 BST (UK) »

Hi Prue

They settled in Bong Bong New South Wales

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Re: WOOD William
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 11 October 18 12:35 BST (UK) »
Hi, I have more information on William Wood.  He is my GGGGrandfather.  I live in Western Australia and recently have been doing some research on him.  When he came to Sydney Australia he was immediately sent to King George Sound, in Western Australia to help set up a penal colony and settlement.  They left Sydney on the Brigit Amity and took 6 weeks to reach the sound which was on christmas day 1826. William was also with his brother Thomas.  William was an overseer of the convicts.  His wife Anne joined him not too long after from England.  This was the very first settlement in Western Australia and they called it Fredericks Town which is now called Albany.  So our ancestor was a pioneer of Western Australia.  After a few years the penal part was abandoned and William and Anne return to Sydney.  They were given a parcel of land at Bong Bong..... here is a link to the wood family tree. woodfamilytree.com.au