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Matthew Fortescue genealogy
« on: Saturday 19 May 12 15:44 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help with the parents of Robert Bruce Wood (1782), father of Matthew Fortescue Wood(1829)?  Six generations had sons named Matthew Fortescue.  I would particularly like to know why this name is significant to the family and if it is the result of a marriage .   I have MFW(1829) born in Louth, MFW(1863) born in Somerset and MFW(1919) born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  It would be interesting to know which of the MFWs emigrated.
The present generation of MFWs live in Johannesburg and have kindly supplied me with photos of all six for the family tree.  The photo of MFW(1829) has him wearing a Masonic collar so the family was most likely Protestant.

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Re: Matthew Fortescue genealogy
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 19 May 12 16:29 BST (UK) »
Have you looked at Brendan Hall's Co Louth genealogy site. There are some references to a Robert Wood there.

http://www.jbhall.freeservers.com/st__nicholas_dundalk_page_2.htm

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Re: Matthew Fortescue genealogy
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 May 12 17:23 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for the link - this is the same Wood-Ferguson family but unfortunately does not go back far enough.  Dudley.

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Re: Matthew Fortescue genealogy
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 31 May 12 18:57 BST (UK) »
Dudley

You have probably looked at this already but the Matthew Fortescue on it had a few daughters one of whom is stated as marrying in County Louth so there must have been some connection to the county. There is also one of his daughter's listed as private - maybe she's the missing connection - long shot I know !

http://www.fortescue.org/generations/b1288.html

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Re: Matthew Fortescue genealogy
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 31 May 12 20:10 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Tara.
The missing connection must be right there but the exact detail remains elusive.   Hopefully the answer will be found somewhere.

Dudley.

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Re: Matthew Fortescue genealogy
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 January 15 19:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Dudley - I saw your post below on Robert Bruce Wood (1782), father of Matthew Fortescue Wood(1829) and wondered if you ever had any success with your search? The reason that I ask is that Great Grand father was a Matthew Fortescue Wood from Port ELizabeth, RSA and am therefore interested in your research.

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Re: Matthew Fortescue genealogy
« Reply #6 on: Monday 23 October 17 19:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Dudley = just a follow up on my previous post

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Re: Matthew Fortescue genealogy
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 26 October 17 15:05 BST (UK) »
unsure if this record is helpful
from
http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/index.jsp
Surname   Forename   Townland/Street   Parish   County   Year

Wood   Nicholas   Ballymakenny   Ballymakenny   Louth   1830
Wood   Nicholas   Ballymakenny   Ballymakenny   Louth   1830
Wood   Geo   Garry Kennedy Wahons Division   Castletown   Louth   1833
Wood   Thomas   Drumcar      Drumcar   Louth   1825
Wood   Thomas   Drumcar      Drumcar   Louth   1827
Wood   George   Carrickedmond   Faughart   Louth   1827
Wood   Geo      Enniskillen      Faughart   Louth   1827
Wood   Geo      Enniskillen      Faughart   Louth   1827
Wood   Geo      Carrickedmond   Faughart   Louth   1827
Wood   Geo      Enniskillen      Faughart   Louth   1827
Wood   James N   Roche         Roche      Louth   1834
you can expand each line online

Surviving church records might exist for 1780-1828 for Co Louth
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Re: Matthew Fortescue genealogy
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 31 October 17 07:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks BallyaltikilliganG. Will look into it further