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Offline Galindanne

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Wood Family
« on: Thursday 12 May 11 04:37 BST (UK) »
George, Ann, Sarah and Charles arrived between 1879 and 1881 from England, son Joseph may have gone there with them before  he went to Australia.
Sarah  was born 1878 in England and died Dunedin 1881.
There could have been more of the family arriving with them.
any info. would be fantastic

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Re: Wood Family
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 12 May 11 05:02 BST (UK) »
Hi Galinda,

I see a George 33 yrs,Ann33 yrs ,Henry 7 yrs and Sarah A 5 yrs  arriving in 1879,I am not sure if it is them

 Geo Wood

Event Date: 26 Feb 1879 
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Marital Status: Married
Origin: Lacestershire
Occupation: brickmaker
Estimated Birth Year: 1846
Ship : Boyne
 Departure Date: 18 Nov 1878
 Arrival Port: Canterbury
Arrival Date: 26 Feb 1879

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0d6n/

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Re: Wood Family
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 12 May 11 05:07 BST (UK) »
Oops,I see Sarah was only 1 so probably not them

Cheers Janette

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Re: Wood Family
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 May 11 05:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Galinda,

George Ann and Sarah Elizabeth are buried in the Northern Cemetery in Dunedin

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0d6o/


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Re: Wood Family
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 02 June 11 04:14 BST (UK) »
Quote from: Galindanne

George, Ann, Charles WOOD

any info would be fantastic


Hello...

Just some info about a Charles WOOD. There's no guarantee he's the Charles WOOD you're tracing :-)

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The George WOOD mentioned in Janette's link to the Northern Cemetery has a death notice.

DEATHS.
Papers Past, Otago Witness, Issue 2845, 23 September 1908, Page 51

It mentions his residence as 59 Royal Terrace, which is in Dunedin, Otago.

The Auckland War Memorial Museum's on-line database, known as Cenotaph, mentions Charles Andrew WOOD. His enlistment address is given as 59 Royal Terrace, Dunedin.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission lists his burial details. His place of birth is given as Stockport. His age at death is 39, which gives a year of birth of 1876.

FreeBMD has a Charles Andrew WOOD born in Stockport in the Sep-Dec quarter of 1876. He is listed in Volume 8a, Page 83. Purchasing Charles's birth certificate should give his mother's maiden name. This in turn would make it easier to trace the marriage of his parents on FreeBMD. Their marriage certificate should have details which should enable you to trace back another generation.

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Charles's army service record is stored at NZ Archives in Wellington. It may hold some info on his parents, his date and place of birth etc. Digitisation of this record can be requested via Tish's generous offer in the WELLINGTON ARCHIVES thread.

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The Ann WOOD mentioned in Janette's link (presumably the Mrs G.WOOD mentioned on Cenotaph) has a probate registered in 1921 stored at NZ Archives in Dunedin. There is no look-up offered for Dunedin Archives so to view it you'll need to pay NZ Archives to make a copy. The probate may (or may not) be of interest.

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Purchasing the death certificates of George and Ann WOOD from BDM NZ should give you a lot of info but their marriage certificate is more likely to be more accurate.

George WOOD - BDM NZ Deaths 1908/6306
Ann WOOD - BDM NZ Deaths 1921/554

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If you do find Ann's maiden name you will find it a lot easier to start tracing Joseph, who you say went to Australia. Most of the Australian BDM websites have a search box for the mother's maiden name.

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I see a George 33 yrs,Ann33 yrs ,Henry 7 yrs and Sarah A 5 yrs  arriving in 1879,I am not sure if it is them


I think this couple and some of their children are buried in Orewaiti Cemetery, Westport. The ages seem to tally with the passenger list, although that's no guarantee of anything.



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Re: Wood Family
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 02 June 11 06:23 BST (UK) »
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If you do find Ann's maiden name you will find it a lot easier to start tracing Joseph


Ann's  maiden name may be BRADBURY.......

http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk

which would most likely mean that her marriage is the one listed on FreeBMD that took place in Stockport in the April - June quarter of 1859 between George WOOD and Ann BRADBURY

http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl

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Re: Wood Family
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 June 11 07:22 BST (UK) »
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If you do find Ann's maiden name you will find it a lot easier to start tracing Joseph, who you say went to Australia.


Hi again...it's possible that Joseph's full name was Joseph Bradbury WOOD.

He was born in 1861. He had an older brother of the same name who was born in 1859 but died in 1860.

http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk

If you go to ancestry.com.au and enter his name you'll get a few hits to start from.

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Re: Wood Family
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 02 June 11 07:31 BST (UK) »
Hi again....

Joseph's marriage notice to Selina Diana JARVIS

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13574728

and her funeral notice

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16258140

plus Joseph's probate (I think)

Joseph Bradbury Wood - Date of Death 24/09/1928, Granted On 16/11/1928
http://investigator.records.nsw.gov.au/Search.aspx

Joseph and Selina are both buried in the same plot at the Manly Cemetery. You could possibly request on the Australia Board for a look-up for any headstone inscription.

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The Joseph Bradbury WOOD mentioned in the Ryerson Index is their son, born 1898. His birth and the birth of his sister Edith can be found using the BDM NSW search engine with the following parameters -

Last Name: WOOD
Father's name: Joseph
Mother's name: Selina
Years: 1885 to 1910
http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?event=births

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Re: Wood Family
« Reply #8 on: Friday 03 June 11 05:53 BST (UK) »
Hi again...

All guesswork so caveat emptor cave cane etc....


I think the WOOD family arrived in NZ aboard the "City of Cashmere" mid-1879. Here is a link to a PapersPast article

Papers Past > Otago Witness > 31 May 1879 > Page 13 > ENGLISH SHIPPING

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George and Ann are the parents.

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I think "Emily" and "Mary E" are Emily Ann WOOD b.1860 and Mary Elizabeth WOOD b.1865
They are children of Thomas and Elizabeth WOOD m.s WASHINGTON also from Stockport, so possibly nieces of George.

I think "John" is their brother John Henry WOOD b.1858

http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk

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The other children belong to George and Ann.

"Joseph" is Joseph Bradbury WOOD (see earlier post)
b.1861 - Stockport, England
d.1928 - Sydney, Australia

"Anne E" is Ann Eliza WOOD
b.1862 - Stockport, England
m.1889 - to Louis ARRAS in Tapanui, NZ
d.1939 - ARRAS Ann Eliza 77Y Timaru Cemetery Block D2 Plot 408 - BDM NZ 1939/23171
d.1920 - ARRAS Louis 56Y - Timaru Cemetery Block D2 Plot 407 - BDM NZ 1920/1171
Her husband has a probate at Archives NZ
ARRAS Louis - Kerrytown - Farmer 1920
They had a son George Christian ARRAS b.1890 d.1963, buried at Dunedin Cemetery.
He also has a probate at Archives NZ
ARRAS George Christian - Dunedin - Farmer 1963

"Milton" is John Milton WOOD
b.1869 - Stockport, England
m.1900 - Redfern, Australia to Margaret Mary CAMPBELL (total guess using John M WOOD and Mary CAMPBELL at BDM NSW)
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death notice for Margaret Mary WOOD
d.1928 - WOOD, John M - Father: George - Mother: Ann - Burwood, NSW, Australia 9927/1928 (NSW BDM) (another total guess)

"Samuel" is Samuel WOOD
b.1872 - Stockport, England
d.1946 - WOOD, Samuel - Father: George - Mother: Ann - Casino, NSW, Australia 16460/1946 (NSW BDM) (again total guess but can be proven/disproved by a Ryerson Index look-up request on the Australia board)

"Charles" is the soldier who died at Gallipoli.

"Sarah E" is the infant buried with her parents in Dunedin cemetery.

Mention should be made of Joseph Bradbury b.1859 - d.1860, Thomas b.1864 - d.1864, Sarah Elizabeth b.1865 - d.1865, George b.1867 - d.1876 and Charles Isaac b.1871 - d.1872
http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk

As I said earlier, it's all guesswork. I've no documentary proof of anything so caveat emptor :-)

Regards
Beg