George Wood

24 January 1737–
Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Wood was born on 24 January 1737, in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Wood, was 18 and his mother, Alice Mayre, was 19.

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Richard Wood
Alice Mayre
George Wood
Ellen Wood
Thomas Wood
Elizabeth Wood
Samuel Wood
John Wood

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World Events (4)


Age 78

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 88

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.

Age 93

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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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  • George Woods in entry for Rd Woods, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Woods in entry for Ellen Woods, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Woods in entry for Woods, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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