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Kent Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Marriage Question ?
« on: Tuesday 26 February 08 00:54 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Barbara,

Thank you for the reply.

This all happened prior to the 1841 census, so that doesn't help.   :(

Info supplied as follows:

St. Margaret's - Lower Halstow
Marriage of Marshall Attwater and Ann Dewy
Bachelor / Spinster.
Both of this Parish
20 March 1826.
Witnesses: William Smith & Ann Goodwin.  (Ann was Marshall's 1/2 sister)
George Prideaux was the Curate.


Addition since posting:  I know Marshall's mother but have no information on Ann's parents.

Thanks again,


Kent Completed Lookup Requests / Marriage Question ?
« on: Tuesday 26 February 08 00:37 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me if Marriages prior to 1837 have the parents listed?

If not, how does one prove parentage?

I am looking at and old look up that someone supplied for me and it has the witnesses listed but not the parents names.



Kent / Re: Parishes...
« on: Sunday 10 February 08 01:52 GMT (UK)  »
How do you know what "old" parish a village was in?

Kent OPC has a full index of Parishes with maps linked to each.  You can find the parish you are interested in, click on the map link and see where it is located in Kent and what is near by.

Hope that helps for future research.


Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: Orphan Willie Woods – Help Please.
« on: Tuesday 05 February 08 01:20 GMT (UK)  »
Has the brother James been found on the 1911 census?  I can't seem to find a match in the Picton area which is where the Loyal True Blue Orphanage is?  I can find a possible match in the Sacred Heart Orphanage:

District: Toronto West 
District Number: 128 
Sub-District: Ward 6 
Sub-District Number: 95 
Place of Habitation: 1830 Queen H W

If this is where the brother is, there is a Anna Woods listed with him?

Genie, Can you verify if you have the census please.  If you have it, can you please post it.  Thank you


Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: Orphan Willie Woods – Help Please.
« on: Tuesday 05 February 08 00:24 GMT (UK)  »
I also checked the Border crossings and found this one but can't seem to find a census to match this family?

Name: Charles A Wood
Arrival Date: Apr 1910
Age: 37 
Birth Date: abt 1873
Birth Country: Wales 
Gender: Male 
Race/Nationality: Welsh 
Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Residence:  Hamilton,
Notes:  (Wife) Elizabeth Wood, #64, Moorland Road, Cardiff, Wales,
To Cleveland, Ohio

Could be a clue but could also mean nothing.   ???


Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: Orphan Willie Woods – Help Please.
« on: Tuesday 05 February 08 00:18 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All,

I just checked all the WOOD/WOODS births in Ontario 1903-1907 for girls possibly born here.  I than checked the mothers names for a death in case she was registered under her maiden name.  No luck   :-[


Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: Orphan Willie Woods – Help Please.
« on: Monday 04 February 08 23:18 GMT (UK)  »
Would it be possible for you to check the 1901 Census for Wales looking for:
George Charles Woods who would be married to either Ada Adeline Davies
or Emily Porter…………George Charles married one of them July, Aug.,
Sept. 1892.  He was married in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Monmouthshire.
Hopefully they have a son William George Woods b. 1901 Jan. - Mar. Newport M, Glamorgan Gwent, Monmouthshire.

And with a miracle they then had another son James, hopped on a boat and
came to Canada.


Hi All,

Checked the census with no luck on this one.  Checked both WOOD & WOODS.
All the Charles & Georges married to Ada, Adeline or Emily.  Even checked all the William's to make sure there were no parents missing.  Can't seem to link those names together.   :-[

Hello Willie's Son,

Glad you could make it on the list and that the marriages fit.  Transcription errors do happen so anything you can remember will be helpful.  Any idea of an occupation that your grand father may have had?  Little tid bits can help in possibly ruling out an individual  (or ruling them in?).

If we all work at this long enough, we'll find your family for you.   :D


Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: Orphan Willie Woods – Help Please.
« on: Sunday 03 February 08 17:37 GMT (UK)  »
In 1964 when Willie was applying for his old age pension he contacted The Loyal True Blue & Orange home in Richmond Hill, Ontario to try and establish his proof of age.
According to their records:-
Registered as -  William Woods.
Date of Birth -  Jan 1 1901.
Place of Birth -  Wales.
Date of Admission to the Home – Sept 19 1907.
Former Residence – Nipigon, Ontario.
Father – Charles Woods, Nipigon, Ontario
Mother – Deceased.
Date of Discharge – Mar 19 1910.
Adopted by – Mr. Henry Thistlethwaite, Norwood, Ontario.

I may have found a possible death for the mother but it doesn't quite fit the above data:

Name: Edith Wood
Died: 29 Oct 1907
Location: York 
Gender: Female 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884 
Birth Location: England 
Address:  612 Wellington Ave  (Very Poor Image-address may be incorrect?)
Occupation:  Housewife
Informant:  Charles Wood
Cause:  Mitral Stenosis-Edema Lungs - 10 Days

If this is correct, the children were given up prior to their mothers death?  There is a chance that Edith became ill and the Doctors told Charles that she would not survive.  Preparing for the worst, he may have arranged their care prior to her death.  This is all speculation though?

It looks like the above is probably incorrect.  I found a child born linked to the death:

William Charles Wood
Birth: 30 Sep 1907
Gender: Male 
County: York 
Father: Charles George A Wood
Mother: Edith Underhin  (Andrews crossed out)
Address:  612 Wellington Ave
Occupation:  Labourer

***** I doub't that Charles would have named two children William.


Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: Orphan Willie Woods – Help Please.
« on: Sunday 03 February 08 16:45 GMT (UK)  »
Charles Wood   41        Head    Painter    born Barrow in Furness Lancs
Kate Wood       39        Wife                 born Glamorgan Cowbridge
Henry Wood      6         Son                  born Edinburgh
William Wood    8mths   Son                   born Glamorgan Cowbridge

That's quite a mix of locations.  Charles from Lancashire, Kate & William from Wales and Henry from Edinburgh, Scotland?

I would think that the location for Henry is incorrect if this is the family.  He was probably born in Eglwysilan which borders Glamorgan and Monmouthshire.  It's the only parish that would fit unless the family moved around a lot?  If this is a transcrition error, than the only birth I found that may fit is:

Births Sep 1894, Woods  Archibald Henry    Cardiff  11a 391

I could not find a death that fits this individual.


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