William Wood

15 October 1761–
Didsbury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Wood was christened on 15 October 1761, in Didsbury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Wood, was 47 and his mother, Mary Bartlett, was 44.

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Family Time Line

William Wood
1714–1790
Mary Bartlett
1716–1798
William Wood
1739–
Sarah Wood
1740–
Mary
1752–1803
Thomas Wood
1756–1839
Josiah Wood
1742–1831
Thomas Wood
1745–
Charles Wood
1748–
William Wood
1751–1756
Joseph Wood
1754–
Hannah Wood
1757–
William Wood
1761–
James Wood
1764–1805

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World Events (3)

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

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 (1)

  • William Wood, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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