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Destiny Report 9 May 2010 18:33

This is a **huge** long shot, but I am really stuck! Trying to find my great grandmother Elizabeth Wood's family. All I know for sure is that she was born 1882/1883, was 25 (according to the marriage certificate) at the time of her marriage to Burley Jarvis in 1908 in Newcastle upon Tyne, and her father Joseph, already deceased by the time of Elizabeth's marriage, was a stonemason. I don't know where Elizabeth was born, or about any siblings etc. Burley was born in Yorkshire, and was still there by the 1901 census, but where he met Elizabeth is another mystery! I have so far been unable to find her or her father on any census with any certainty. If anyone can shed even a chink of light onto this part of my family I would be extremely grateful.


Pete Report 9 May 2010 18:37

The 1911 census will provide her place of birth

In the index her age is listed as 26 - approx year of birth = 1885



brummiejan Report 9 May 2010 18:37

Here they are 1911:

JARVIS, Burley Head Married M 29 1882 N E Railway Rollyeman Howgrave Yorks VIEW
JARVIS, Elizabeth Wife F 26 1885 Darlington Durham VIEW
JARVIS, John Son M 2 1909 Newcastle on Tyne VIEW
RG number:
RG14 Piece:
30583 Reference:
RG14PN30583 RG78PN1753 RD558 SD3 ED5 SN180

Registration District:
Newcastle upon Tyne Sub District:
Elswick Enumeration District:
5 Parish:

35 Wharncliffe Street Newcastle-Upon-Tyne County:

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!)

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!) Report 9 May 2010 18:42


Births Dec 1884 (>99%)
Wood Elizabeth Hannah Darlington 10a 29 Scan available - click to view


brummiejan Report 9 May 2010 18:43

Very long shot - joseph is a bricklayers labourer!

Do you have an address and witnesses from marriage cert?

1891 England Census
about Elizabeth Waud
Name: Elizabeth Waud
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Joseph
Mother's Name: Ann
Gender: Female
Where born: Gateshead, Durham, England

Civil parish: Gateshead
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
County/Island: Durham
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status:

View image

Registration district: Gateshead
Sub-registration district: Gateshead
ED, institution, or vessel: 32
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Waud 34
Ann Waud 34
Elizabeth Waud 8
Jane Waud 6
Eliza Waud 3
Charles Waud 4/12


Destiny Report 9 May 2010 18:44

Thanks Pete and Brummiejan. The fact that she was born in Darlington will be a great help when trawling through the records! Very much appreciate your help.


Destiny Report 9 May 2010 18:52

On the marriage cert, Burley was living at 43 Ryehill, Newcastle, and Elizabeth at Dene House, Saville Row, Newcastle. Their witnesses were Mary Jane Hogg and William Hogg. Elizabeth's middle name is given as Ann, but I have learned already from my foray into genealogy that it is just as likely to have been Hannah! So thanks Mrs G, and Brummiejan again. A brickie's labourer isn't a million miles from a stonemason I guess... ;-)


brummiejan Report 9 May 2010 18:59

well ...

Births Sep 1880 (>99%)
WOOD Elizabeth Ann Darlington 10a 2


Derek Report 9 May 2010 19:01

1911 Census..35 Wharncliffe street Newcastle:

Burley Jarvis Head born Howcliffe Yorkshire
Elizabeth Jarvis born Darlington (shown as 26.born 1885)
John son aged 2 born 1909
By 1911 Burley is a railwayman!!


Destiny Report 9 May 2010 19:18

Cheers Derek, and Brummiejan again! Now I am (fairly !) sure that Elizabeth was from Darlington, but narrowing her down as to age could take a while! Every answer throws up another question...


patchem Report 9 May 2010 21:26

You have now probably got these as possibles (as middle name not always specified):
Births Jun 1880
WOOD Elizabeth Darlington 10a 18
Births Sep 1880
WOOD Elizabeth Ann Darlington 10a 2
Births Dec 1882
WOOD Elizabeth Darlington 10a 31
Births Dec 1884
Wood Elizabeth Hannah Darlington 10a 29
Her father could have died a long time before her wedding, so might never be in the same census with her.
However, these are deaths for Joseph Wood from the year of her possible birth to her marriage, in Darlington,:
Deaths Dec 1899
Wood Joseph Hindmarsh 73 Darlington 10a 1
Deaths Mar 1901
Wood Joseph Spraggon 45 Darlington 10a 15
Deaths Dec 1906
WOOD Joseph 64 Darlington 10a 12
Deaths Mar 1907
Wood Joseph 46 Darlington 10a 31
which gives you some possible ages to consider (though not necessarily birth places.), and he might have died elsewhere.
I have not yet seen a Joseph as a stone mason, but there is a long list of remote possibles, so will keep on looking.


Destiny Report 9 May 2010 22:07

That's brilliant, Patricia, thanks for that.


Destiny Report 24 Mar 2013 22:47

I'm very, very late in posting this, but just wanted to say that I did finally find who I was looking for, and got as far back as Elizabeth's great grandparents. It would probably have taken a lot longer without the help I got on here, so once again, thank you to everyone who replied!


patchem Report 25 Mar 2013 07:14

Thanks for getting back to your posting and up-dating us on your success.