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Title: Benjamin Wood
Post by: Grocerpen on Saturday 02 October 21 17:16 BST (UK)
Benjamin Wood 1811? - 1867. Lived in Lee Croft Rd, Sheffield in 1841 census. Trade was a Cooper and Iím assuming his father would also be a cooper.  Cannot find who is father is as itís such a common name. Was thinking that if I found another Wood that was a Cooper, it may be his father. However, Sheffield trade directory 1829 registers Benjamin but no others with surname Wood.
Can anyone suggest another way of trying to find his parents? Thanks
Title: Re: Benjamin Wood
Post by: rosie99 on Saturday 02 October 21 17:25 BST (UK)
Did he marry Ann Shepherd in Rotherham in 1832  :-\.  Where do you have him in 1851
Title: Re: Benjamin Wood
Post by: Grocerpen on Saturday 02 October 21 17:29 BST (UK)
Hi. I have him married to Anne and living in Eccelsall Bierlow in 1851 census
Title: Re: Benjamin Wood
Post by: rosie99 on Saturday 02 October 21 17:35 BST (UK)
In case it is relevant

Sheffield Independent 04 October 1828

Deaths
Mrs Wood relict of the late Mr. Benjamin Wood, Cooper, Leacroft age 63

ADDED Where does the 1851 say he was born
Title: Re: Benjamin Wood
Post by: rosie99 on Saturday 02 October 21 17:41 BST (UK)
Your Benjamin in 1841 is living at Lee Croft.  The Benjamin mentioned in Mrs Woods death announcement died the year before.  Perhaps this couple were your Benjamin's grand parents
Title: Re: Benjamin Wood
Post by: rosie99 on Saturday 02 October 21 17:46 BST (UK)
Sheffield Independent 07 June 1828

J.WOOD.  Cooper.  Lee Croft, Sheffield
Article mentions his late father Benjamin Wood and that J Wood will be carrying on the business


Title: Re: Benjamin Wood
Post by: Grocerpen on Saturday 02 October 21 17:47 BST (UK)
1851 he was living in Ringinglowe rd, Eccelsall Bierlow, Sheffield.
Title: Re: Benjamin Wood
Post by: rosie99 on Saturday 02 October 21 17:50 BST (UK)
Child of Benjamin & Ann's from 1851
WOOD, JUSTICE       mmn SHEPHERD
GRO Reference: 1848  S Quarter in SHEFFIELD  Volume 22  Page 665
 
Title: Re: Benjamin Wood
Post by: Grocerpen on Saturday 02 October 21 17:55 BST (UK)
Thank you- where would I look for the newspaper articles?
I couldnít see J Wood in the 1829 directory under coopers?
Title: Re: Benjamin Wood
Post by: rosie99 on Saturday 02 October 21 17:59 BST (UK)
Sheffield Independent 31 May 1828 -
JONATHAN WOOD, COOPER, LEE CROFT, SHEFFIELD, RETURNS his sincere thanks to the Public, for all favours conferred upon his late Father, Benjamin Wood, and respectfully informs them, that be carries on the ......

British newspaper Archive and FindMyPast have these newspaper articles.  I believe you can get a free trial on BNA and get 3 free copies or many local libraries have access
Title: Re: Benjamin Wood
Post by: Grocerpen on Saturday 02 October 21 18:50 BST (UK)
Many thanks for your help.