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Sarah Report 11 Jun 2012 21:14

Not sure that Amelia Wood death is right as the corresponding probate lists Amelia Mary Wood as a Spinster.


EvieBeavie Report 11 Jun 2012 21:29

just noticed that sister Margaret Wood is living next door to the Woods in 1901

Frank Little 30
Fanny Little 30 born in Stroud, Amelia's sister ?
Reginald F Little 7
Pery G H Little 5
Renie L Little 4
Florence Davis 25
Maggie Wood 21 niece

Marriages Mar 1893
Davis Fanny Marylebone 1a 891
Little Frank Marylebone 1a 891

on the theory that every little bit of info may help

Fanny and Frank are in Hammersmith in 1911, no Wood with them

the Wood address in 1901, 3 Weimar, does not seem to exist in 1911


EvieBeavie Report 11 Jun 2012 21:31

Okay, Amelia Mary Wood -- I was just this instant looking at her in the 1911 and yes she is a spinster living with 96 year old mother Jane Wood ! so scratch her, although the dob did match so nicely


Jooleh Report 12 Jun 2012 01:24

Aha.....the Dolly Wood thread- one of my all time favourites!

I have very little time on my hands at the moment but will keep watching and try and do some pottering in the background.



EvieBeavie Report 12 Jun 2012 01:42

It is what made me pay my subs up again after 3 years when I got a PM from Sarah. :) (see her post on page 8 and she copied my PMs into the thread)

Janet says she has been in touch with Sarah and Dolly's daughter is bowled over.


Sarah Report 12 Jun 2012 09:05

It definitely is an interesting story!

Last night I found a Probate Record for an Ernest Rooke (not Dolly's adopted father though) who died 1953, who was living at 149 Lower Richmond Road Putney - is this how the Rooke Family knew John Henry Wood as he lived on Lower Richmond Road too - first at 50 & 75 with his grocer shop then later at 125?


Sarah Report 30 Jun 2012 19:50

If anyone could find John Henry Wood on any of the census returns that would be geat! I've been unable to find him even now I know his approximate year of birth (1877). Apparently his father was John Henry Wood too and he has a brother Frederick Wood. Unfortunately still don't know where he was born.

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Janet 693215 Report 30 Jul 2012 22:35

Glad to see it's still a work in progress! It's still fascinating and it all came about because Pat wanted a full copy of her Mother's birth certificate.

Pat is still reeling from the shock of finding that although she's an only child she's spent her whole life with no aunts or uncles or cousins. Now she has shed loads of them!


Lesley Report 31 Jul 2012 09:08

Very interest please let us know, I feel we Family History enthusiasts would make very good detectives.


Sarah Report 5 Aug 2012 20:49

A quick update. Have now found that John Henry Wood was born in Sevenoaks, Kent to Amelia Davis and Henry Wood. There were quite a number of brothers and sisters too. On occasion the family used the surname alias of Butcher as Henry was a Master Butcher. Also, the story in the family is that Alice Quantick married Thomas Hagley as a bet - something to do with her father. Thomas Hagley was a violent man which is why she left him for John Henry Wood.