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    John William Wood

    I am looking for any information on the above.
    All I know is that he worked on a railway in India, had three children (1916, 1917 and 1918) then brought them and his wife? (can't find a marriage record) to Reading in the 1930s. As far as I know he then returned, alone, to India.
    I guess he had some railway employment in England before he went to India. I guess he would have been borne around 1880. I guess he would have left the UK after 1900.
    I am, at present, looking through 1901 census; lots of pages as I have no idea where he was borne.

    #2
    Ian, can you give the names of the three children - providing they are deceased. Do you have copies of their birth certificates?
    Elaine







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      #3
      Hi Elaine,
      I have not asked for birth certificates as yet.
      NAMES:
      Elizabeth Wood, later Pickup then Cowley. DOB 1916
      James Joseph Wood (my father) DOB 1917
      George Wood DOB 1918
      My aunt had a baby that died in infancy. So I am the only grandson from that line.
      All now deceased. All born at St Thomas in Bombay.
      I believe my grandmother was May Isobel Wood. Maiden name Lipersonne?

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        #4
        Looking at the British India Office records on Findmypast for a possible marriage, but nothing showing.

        Worth bearing in mind these name variants which have come up as I searched - La Personne / La Persoune / Lapersonne

        Have you tried contacting the India Office British Library who seem to hold Railway employment records?
        http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpreg...t/railway.html
        Elaine







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          #5
          The family are on the Incoming passenger lists on Ancestry -

          UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
          Port of Departure: Bombay, India
          Arrival Date: 6 Jun 1934
          Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
          Ship Name: Elysia
          Search Ship Database: Search for the Elysia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
          Shipping line: Anchor Line
          Official Number: 128224

          Names listed on the passenger list are:
          William Wood
          Masie Wood
          Elizabeth Ann Wood
          James Joseph Wood
          George Robert Wood
          http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/15...l=ReturnRecord
          Elaine







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            #6
            On the passenger listing William's age is recorded as 49, therefore born c1885
            Elaine







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              #7
              On the incoming passenger list he gives his address as 10 Ardyche Street, Stockport, Cheshire. - occupation Signal Inspector.

              I've been trying to follow up this one -
              John William Wood born 1884 Cheshire, occ. Engineer fitter .. but not getting anywhere with him after 1911.
              http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin...off=&ml_rpos=1
              Elaine







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                #8
                If it helps any - 1911 census - from the image and on FMP his birthplace is Willaston, Cheshire not Wollaston.
                Last edited by Katarzyna; 07-06-15, 21:23.
                Kat
                My avatar is my Great Grandmother, Cassandra Elizabeth Palmer 1861 to 1940

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                  #9
                  On that 1911 census there is also a Harold James Wood b Thames Ditton a boarder with John William.

                  Here they are both with their parents on 1901 census:
                  http://search.ancestry.co.uk//cgi-bi...iv=1&ml_rpos=2

                  John William born Crewe Cheshire, and brother Harold b Thames Ditton, Surrey. Parents John and Amelia Wood.

                  Just need to know if we have the right John William. Marriage cert needed here I think
                  Last edited by Katarzyna; 07-06-15, 21:37.
                  Kat
                  My avatar is my Great Grandmother, Cassandra Elizabeth Palmer 1861 to 1940

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Katarzyna View Post

                    Just need to know if we have the right John William. Marriage cert needed here I think
                    Having trouble finding a possible marriage! :(
                    Elaine







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                      #11
                      Yes, me too. Perhaps they never married?
                      I searched the India records on FMP and zilch.
                      The children's birth certs should give mother's maiden name.
                      If he married somewhere in UK between 1911 and 1916 her mn will help nail him.
                      He could be William - as in the passenger list, John William or just John Wood/Woods :(
                      Kat
                      My avatar is my Great Grandmother, Cassandra Elizabeth Palmer 1861 to 1940

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                        #12
                        There is a Mr W Wood (Mechanic) b 1883 Liverpool outward to Calcutta 28 Apr 1913 1st class City Line - City of Lincoln

                        There is a Mr and Mrs W Wood (Mechanic) Liverpool outward to Calcutta 26 May 1913 2nd class City Line - City of Poona
                        - both born 1887
                        Kat
                        My avatar is my Great Grandmother, Cassandra Elizabeth Palmer 1861 to 1940

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                          #13
                          there is one other :
                          Mr and Mrs W J Wood - London to Bombay 2 Oct 1915
                          No other info and line drawn through their name on original Pass List
                          Kat
                          My avatar is my Great Grandmother, Cassandra Elizabeth Palmer 1861 to 1940

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                            #14
                            Elaine,
                            Thanks for your help, wonderful!!

                            My mother did not get on with my paternal grandmother so I only remember seeing her 4 times in my life, twice she saw and spoke to me on a bus I must have been about 11, then I saw her at my father's funeral. I worked for British Gas and I called at a house to find my grandmother was the occupant. She recognised me.
                            My grandfather was not discussed but my mother gave me the names of my paternal grandparents and said that my grandfather "settled the family" then returned to India.
                            I found the births on find my past and contacted British library for the other details. They could find no marriage details for my grand parents.

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                              #15
                              Many thanks to you all. I was totally stuck on this one.
                              My grandmother was Indian so I guess they would have been married in India, no record of a marriage at British Library.
                              I am using find my past and wonder if I would do better with Ancestry. Any views?
                              Once again many, many thanks
                              Ian Wood

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                                #16
                                Personally I would use FMP for India records.

                                One of our members Clematised (Edna) seems to know quite a bit about India records - I'll send her a message and ask her to read this thread to see if she can help.
                                Elaine







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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Elaine ..Spain View Post
                                  Personally I would use FMP for India records.

                                  One of our members Clematised (Edna) seems to know quite a bit about India records - I'll send her a message and ask her to read this thread to see if she can help.
                                  I have just got home but off out again soon but will check in later tonight to see what if anything, I can do

                                  Edna

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                                    #18
                                    Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you but I have been having a look for your names and so far not come up with anything helpful so you can join the India List here http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/i...IND/INDIA.html and join by clicking on this link
                                    INDIA-L-request@rootsweb.com adding the word Subscribe nothing else then once you have received notifications you can send them a message asking for the information you need, there are lots of knowledgeable people there who may be able to help you.

                                    Good Luck

                                    Edna

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