Thomas Wood

about 1756–29 May 1839 (Age 83)
Rainford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Wood was born about 1756, in Rainford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Wood, was 42 and his mother, Mary Bartlett, was 40. He married Mrs. Thomas Woods about 1778, in Gabon. He died on 29 May 1839, at the age of 83.

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Thomas Wood
Mrs. Thomas Woods
Marriage: about 1778

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about 1778

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 45

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 59

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 67

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Thomas Woods, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • Thos. Wood, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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