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Offline CarlaMae

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Looking for Christopher Woods b. 1758
« on: Wednesday 22 November 17 21:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi! I'm trying to find information about Christopher Woods. I know he was born in 1758 in Ireland, fought in the Revolutionary War in the US, married Margaret Erwin in Pennsylvania in 1787, had 12 children in Pennsylvania, and died in 1831. I'm especially looking for his birth record, any information about when he immigrated (date, ship, etc.), and anything about his parents or life in Ireland. Thank you so much!

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Re: Looking for Christopher Woods b. 1758
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 November 17 08:01 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat CarlaMae.

Civil registration of births only commenced in Ireland in 1864.
For earlier dates we have to look at church records - Baptisms.
 Unfortunately very few records exist from 1700s.
Do you know the religious denomination of this Woods family?

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Re: Looking for Christopher Woods b. 1758
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 November 17 09:35 GMT (UK) »
The earlier distribution of the last name Wood(s) in Ireland is sufficient in one record  covering only 4 northern counties,  to illustrate the problems ahead of you. The website gives many more databases in spreadsheets etc http://www.billmacafee.com  I have reduced the information  to give you a quick glimpse.  This particular  excel database is only one of many on that website.  Ulster Hearth MoneyRolls from the 1660ís

County Parish Townland (Modern Spelling) Townland as spelt in Hearth Money Rolls Forename as spelt in Hearth Money Rolls Surname as spelt in Hearth Money Rolls

Antrim Ahoghill Ballylummin Ballyloman Widow Woods
Antrim Antrim Antrim Town Antrm Towne John Woods
Antrim Ballymoney Kirkhill 4 Qrs of Kirktill Thos Wood
Antrim Blaris Lisburn Parish & Town Lisbourne Parish & Town Phill Woods
Antrim Carrickfergus North East Division North Quarter of Carrickfergus John Woods
Antrim Carrickfergus West Division The Scotch Quarter Edward Woods
Antrim Carrickfergus Carrickfergus Town Carrickfergus Towne Peter Woods
Antrim Derryaghy Derryaghy Parish Killetey David Woods
Antrim Drumbeg Drumbeg Parish Dunmurry Liberty John Woods
Antrim Drumbeg Drumbeg Parish Dunmurry Liberty Allex Woods
Antrim Drummaul Randalstown Randles Towne John Woodes
Antrim Dunluce Ballyclogh South Ballyclogh Wm Wood
Antrim Kirkinriola Ballymena Estate Kinhelta Estate Robt Woods
Antrim Lambeg Lambeg Parish Lambeg Liberties Pat Woods
Antrim Magheragall Moyrusk Marouske George Woods
Antrim Magheragall Magheragall Magheragalt Towne Symon Woods
Antrim Shankill Falls Area Belfast Liberties Michaell Woods
Antrim Shankill Falls Area Belfast Liberties Michaell Jun. Woods
Antrim Shankill Falls Area Belfast Liberties Michaell Sen. Woods
Antrim Shankill Malone Upper Upper Liberties of Mallone John Wood
Antrim Templepatrick Grange of Mallusk Moliske James Wood
Donegal Clonleigh Moneen or Ballybogan Monyn or Ballybogan John Woods
Donegal Taughboyne Treantagh Tryentagh James Woods
Donegal Taughboyne Unidentified Cashell Alexander Wood
Donegal Taughboyne Moymore Maymore Andrew Woods
L'Derry Ballywillin  Not specified Not specified Thomas Wood
L'Derry Coleraine Coleraine Town & Parish The Town & parish of Coleraine Gilbert elder Wood
L'Derry Lissan Drumrot (?) Drumrake John Woods
Tyrone Aghaloo Caledon Kinaird Alexander Wood
Tyrone Ardstraw Lisleen Lissaleen James  Woods
Tyrone Ballyclog Ballywholan Bellichullans John Woods
Tyrone Clogherny Eskermore & Clogherny Eskermor & Clogherny Andrew Woods
Tyrone Dromore Mullanboy Munalboy William Woods
Tyrone Dromore Lettergash Lettergeesh Robert Woods
Tyrone Dromore Corlaghdergan & Dergany Caralatt & Dergan Edward Woods
Tyrone Kildress Mackenny Maknagh William Woods
Tyrone Kilskeery Feglish Fyglish Henry Woods
Tyrone Longfield Legphressy Laghfrassin William Woods
Tyrone Longfield Magharenny Maghereny John Woods
see also Billís section Databases compiled from 17th Century Census Subtitutes
leaping to Flax growers of Ireland 1796. search for Wood gives
Wood and Woods addresses throughout Ireland
see http://www.failteromhat.com/post1796.php

emigrant material at http://www.dippam.ac.uk/ied/

in the 1901 census
2 Christopher Wood in Co Cork
7 Christopher Woods in Co Dublin
1 Christopher Woods in Co Donegal
1 Christopher Woods in Co Fermanagh   
1. Christopher Woods in Co Limerick
try https://www.johngrenham.com
try National Archives Dublin
try PRONI Belfast
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