Dorothy Wood

9 December 1714–
Westham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Wood was born on 9 December 1714, in Westham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Wood, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Richeson, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wood
1670–
Elizabeth Richeson
1685–
Thomas Wood
1703–1709
Thomas Wood
1709–1769
Edward Wood
1711–
Thomas Wood
1711–
Susannah Wood
1712–1783
Dorothy Wood
1714–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 87

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 94

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 101

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

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

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