A Wood family of Whitfield.


Generation One.

John Wood of Whitfield was buried on 14 July 1729 in Glossop parish church yard. He and his wife Mary had four children:
     Edward Wood baptised 12 Jul 1708 in Glossop.
     Rebecca Wood, baptised 27 November 1710 in Glossop, buried 11 December 1721 in Glossop.
     Robert Wood baptised 2 December 1713 .
     Nathan Wood baptised 20 September 1716.

Generation Two.

Robert Wood was baptised on 2 December 1713 in Glossop. In parish register entries he is described as of Whitfield & Whitfield Green. He married Alice Wood, daughter of John and Anna Wood (see box below), on 13 Jun 1745 in Peak Forest. Robert and Alice had four children:
     Nathan Wood baptised 20 January 1748 in Glossop.
     Mary Wood.
     Robert Wood.
     Ollive Wood, baptised 10 Sep 1756 in Glossop.
Alice was buried on 12 September 1758 in Glossop church yard. The register entry for her burial gives her age as 41.
Robert married Martha Heginbottam, daughter of Joseph and Margret Higginbotham, on 31 July 1759 in Glossop. Robert and Martha had one son, Joseph Wood born about 1761.
Robert Wood died on 12 October and was buried on 15 October 1789 in Glossop.
Martha died on 6 Mar and was buried on 9 March 1790 in Glossop. The parish register entry for her burial says she was aged 70, the widow of the late Robert Wood of Whitfield.

The family of John and Anna Wood.

John Wood of Whitfield and his wife Anna had four children:
     Anna Wood, baptised 30 May 1711 in Glossop.
     John Wood baptised 25 November 1713 in Glossop. Of Whitfield, he married Mary Knight on 9 November 1734 in Glossop. They had three children:
          Mary Wood baptised 24 February 1741 in Glossop. She had a son, John Wood baptised 15 December 1761 in Glossop.
          Ales Wood baptised 20 March 1743 in Glossop.
          John Wood, baptised 22 July 1746 in Glossop.
     Mary Wood, baptised 5 May 1716 in Glossop.
     Alice Wood baptised 6 May 1718 in Glossop. She married Robert Wood.

Nathan Wood was baptised on 20 September 1716 in Glossop. Parish register entries describe him as of Padfield, Glossop & Harrop Chapel. He married Mary Thornton of Mottram on 24 November 1741 in Glossop and they had two children:
     William Wood who died on 11 December 1742.
     Rachel Wood baptised 3 March 1750 in Glossop.
Mary died on 4 February 1757 aged 35.
Nathan then married Mary Whitworth, daughter of William Whitworth and Mary Harrop (baptised 21 March 1735 in Mottram in Longdendale), on 17 January 1758 in Glossop. They had seven children:
     Sarah Wood baptised 4 March 1759
     Mary Wood born about 1760.
     Nathan Wood baptised 15 September 1761 .
     William Wood baptised 15 September 1761.
     Jonas Wood, buried 17 March 1771 in Glossop.
     Jonathan Wood, buried 30 Dec 1774 in Glossop.
     John Wood.
Nathan Wood died on 28 September and was buried on 30 September 1787 in Glossop aged 71 and described as of Padfield. Another parish register entry records the burial of 'a child' on 12 Dec 1775.
The Glossop burial register has an entry which might be for Nathan's second wife - Mary Wood, widow, of Newton in Cheshire, buried 8 June 1798, age 63.

Generation Three.

Children of Robert Wood.

Mary Wood, baptised 24 May 1752 in Glossop. She married Thomas Robinson (son of Samuel Robinson see box below) on 30 December 1780 in Glossop and they had three children:
     Hannah Robinson born 6 April and baptised 26 April 1784 in Glossop, died 2 May and buried 4 May 1784 in Glossop.
     Robert Robinson born 3 February and baptised 5 March 1786 in Glossop.
     Olive Robinson born 20 February and baptised 1 March 1789 in Glossop, died 6 March and buried 8 Mar 1789 in Glossop.
Thomas Robinson, who was described in parish register entries as of Whitfield and Glossop, was buried on 31 October 1816 in Glossop.

The family of Samuel Robinson.

Samuel Robinson, described in parish register entries as being of The Nook near Jumble and as of Whitfield, was buried on 7 July 1807 aged 74. He had three children:
     Robert Robinson baptised 22 May 1756 in Glossop.
     Thomas Robinson who was baptised on 8 November 1759 in Glossop and married Mary Wood.
     William Robinson baptised 6 May 1767 in Glossop. Of Whitfield & Lane End, he married Hannah Quarmby (daughter of Joseph Quarmby) on 8 May 1786 in Glossop. William and Hannah had 9 children:
          Sarah Robinson born 1 August and baptised 27 Aug 1786 in Glossop, buried 18 December 1802 in Glossop.
          James Robinson born 18 May and baptised 15 Jun 1788 in Glossop, buried 29 August 1847 in Glossop.
          William Robinson born 22 March and baptised 6 May 1795 in Glossop, buried 28 October 1795 in Glossop.
          Joseph Robinson born 13 September and baptised 17 October 1796 in Glossop.
          Nancy Robinson born 22 May and baptised 1 July 1799 in Glossop.
          Thomas Robinson born 8 August and baptised 4 September 1801 in Glossop.
          John Robinson born 6 November and baptised 25 December 1804 in Glossop.
          Mary Robinson born 11 January and baptised 6 March 1808 in Glossop.
          Betty Robinson born 9 February and baptised 24 Mar 1810 in Glossop.
     Hannah died on 1 July 1841, aged 74, and was buried in Glossop.
William Robinson died on 8 June 1846, in his 80th year, & was buried in Glossop.

Robert Wood was baptised on 10 October 1753 in Glossop. Parish register entries describe him as of Whitfield & Whitfield Green. He married Elizabeth Fielding, daughter of Jeremy Fielding (see Descendants of Jeremy Fielding of Whitfield 1721), on 24 January 1779 in Glossop. They had eight children:
     John Wood born about 1781.
     Robert Wood born 16 February and baptised 6 April 1783 in Glossop.
     Betty Wood born about 1785.
     Joseph Wood.
     James Wood died in infancy on 11 July and buried 12 July 1788 in Glossop.
     James Wood born 6 January and baptised 8 January 1790 in Glossop, buried 2 February 1790 in Glossop.
     William Wood born 22 March and baptised 8 April 1791 in Glossop, buried 7 September 1834 in Glossop.
     Thomas Wood born 19 August 1798.
Robert Wood was buried on 30 December 1801 in Glossop aged 47.
Elizabeth died on 21 May and was buried on 25 May 1825 in Glossop.

Joseph Wood was born about 1761. Parish register entries describe him as of Lane End, Whitfield. He married Hannah Fielding, daughter of Jeremy Fielding (see Descendants of Jeremy Fielding of Whitfield 1721), on 26 December 1784 in Glossop. They had nine children:
     Mary Wood born 15 February and baptised 28 February 1787 in Glossop.
     Olive Wood born 14 September and baptised 25 October 1789 in Glossop.
     Joseph Wood born 26 September 1791.
     Martha Wood baptised 30 May 1797 in Glossop.
     Hannah Wood born 11 January and baptised 18 February 1800 in Glossop.
     Betty Wood born 26 July and baptised 23 September 1802 in Glossop, buried 19 February 1803 in Glossop.
     Nathan Wood born 7 May and baptised 15 July 1804 in Glossop, buried 9 June 1805 in Glossop.
     John Wood born 7 May and 15 Jul 1804 in Glossop, buried 9 January 1805 in Glossop.
     Mariah Wood born 28 January and baptised 12 April 1808 in Glossop.
Joseph Wood was buried on 30 October 1831 in Glossop, aged 70.

Children of Nathan Wood.

Sarah Wood was baptised on 4 March 1759 in Glossop. She married Joseph Goddard of Padfield (son of Joseph Goddard). They had one son, Donkin Goddard, born 20 March and baptised 15 May 1785 in Glossop.

Mary Wood was baptised on 10 February 1760 in Glossop. She married John Sydall, son of Phineas Syddall and Elizabeth Knott (see The Syddall family of Glossop).

Nathan Wood was baptised on 15 September 1761. Parish register entries describe him as of Padfield, Mattley in Mottram and Staleybridge. He married Martha Dearnely, daughter of William Dearnely, on 11 November 1784 in Glossop. They had eight children:
     Mary Wood born 22 May and baptised 7 Jun 1785 in Glossop.
     Nathan Wood born and baptised 15 March 1789 in Glossop.
     William Wood born 31 March and baptised 24 May 1791 in Glossop, died of smallpox 22 April and buried 24 April 1792 in Glossop
     James Wood buried 14 December 1795 in Glossop aged 3.
     Hannah Wood buried 26 February 1797 in Glossop aged 1.
     Betty Wood buried 13 November 1801 in Glossop aged 16 months.
     Martha Wood buried 30 October 1812 in Glossop aged 11.
     James Wood buried 15 January 1809 in Glossop aged 7 months.

William Wood was baptised on 15 September 1761 in Glossop. Parish register entries describe him as of Padfield. He married Mary Mellor, daughter of William Mellor, on 14 February 1786 in Glossop and they had two children:
     Nathan Wood born 7 December 1788, baptised 15 March 1789 in Glossop.
     Zilpha Wood born 7 February and baptised 11 Feb 1791 in Glossop.

John Wood, described in the parish register as of Little Padfield, married Ann Kershaw (daughter of John and Grace Kershaw who had been baptised 12 May 1766 in Mottram in Longdendale). They had a son, Joseph Wood, born and baptised on 24 May 1784 in Glossop.

Generation Four.

Children of Robert Wood.

John Wood was born about 1781. He married Sarah Fielding, daughter of Charles Fielding and Ann Lomas (see Descendants of John Fielding of Whitfield 1674), on 5 February 1804 in Glossop. John and Sarah had ten children:
     Robert Wood born 7 July 1804.
     Charles Wood born 28 August 1806 in Whitfield, baptised 28 September 1806 in Glossop. He was living in Market Street, Glossop when his mother died.
     Joseph Wood born 18 October and baptised 4 December 1808 in Glossop.
     John Wood born 16 March 1811 in Whitfield, baptised 28 April 1811 in Glossop, died 24 January 1856 in Glossop. His will, written 9 January 1856, names his surving siblings and brothers in law.
     Betty Wood baptised 13 February 1814 in Glossop.
     Ann Wood baptised 3 September 1815 in Glossop.
     Abraham Wood born in Whitfield, baptised 8 March 1818 in Glossop. Thought to have died before his brother John's will was written (9 January 1856) as he isn't named as a surviving brother.
     Etty Wood baptised 10 Nov 1820 in Glossop.
     Mary Wood baptised 8 April 1823.
     Sarah Wood born 22 October 1826.
John Wood died on 22 December and was buried on 25 December 1846 in Whitfield. His will dated 12 August 1846, describes him as a Shoemaker of Howardtown.
At the time of the 1851 census Sarah was a widow living at 6 Shepley Mill (next door to Isaac & Sarah Hadfield) with John & Abraham. She died on 6 July 1863 at Shepley Mills and was buried on 9 July 1863 in Whitfield.

Betty Wood was born about 1785. She married Joseph Bramhall of Glossop (born about 1790) and they had ten children:
     John Bramhall born 21 May and baptised 2 July 1809 in Glossop, buried 5 February 1819 in Glossop.
     Hannah Bramhall born 20 February 1811.
     Edwin Bramhall born 2 April 1813, died 30 December 1848, buried in Glossop.
     Thomas Bramhall baptised 8 Jan 1815 in Glossop. A butcher, he died on 6 February 1873 in his 58th year and was buried in Glossop.
     Mary Bramhall baptised 2 March 1817 in Glossop, died 7 February 1880 aged 60, buried in Glossop.
     Betty Bramhall baptised 25 April 1819 .
     Joshua Bramhall born in Glossop and baptised 2 February 1821 in Glossop. Died 27 January 1893 and buried in Whitfield. His MI describes him as of Pikes Lane. His wife, Sarah, was born about 1827 in Pately Bridge, Yorkshire. She died on 12 August 1897 aged 71 and was buried in Whitfield.
     Charlotte Bramhall baptised 1 February 1824 in Glossop.
     Maria Bramhall baptised 3 January 1826 in Glossop.
     Joseph Bramhall baptised 3 June 1828 in Glossop.
Joseph Bramhall died on 1 May 1854, aged 63 and was buried in Glossop.
At the time of the 1861 census Betty was aged 76, living at Market Cross, Old Glossop. Living with her was a granddaughter, Beth Bramhall, aged 8 (no indication of parentage).
Betty died on 3 May 1865, aged 79 and was buried in Glossop.

Thomas Wood was born on 19 August and baptised on 11 September 1798 in Glossop. Parish register entries describe him as of Whitfield, Little Moor and Pyegrove. He married Anne Sheppard, daughter of Henry Sheppard and Sarah Brunt (see The Sheppard family of Whitfield), on 25 February 1824 in Glossop Parish Church. Thomas and Anne had nine children:
     James Wood baptised 7 October 1825 .
     Robert Wood born in Whitfield, baptised 25 November 1827 in Glossop.
     Joseph Wood born in Whitfield, baptised 11 July 1830 in Glossop.
     Mary Wood baptised 14 October 1832 in Glossop.
     Samuel Wood baptised 18 May 1834 in Glossop.
     Elizabeth Wood baptised 18 May 1837 in Glossop.
     Sarah Ann Wood born about 1837 in Whitfield, died 29 November 1905 in Whitfield.
     Henry Wood born about 1842 in Whitfield.
     Mary Ellen Wood born about 1850 in Whitfield.
Thomas Wood died on 30 June 1864 in Whitfield.
Anne died on 8 July 1867 in Whitfield

Children of Joseph Wood.

Joseph Wood was born 26 September and baptised 31 October 1791 in Glossop. Parish register entries say he was of Whitfield & Simmondley. He and his wife Hannah had seven children:
     Olive Wood baptised 19 November 1820 in Glossop.
     Mary Wood baptised 11 November 1822 in Glossop, buried 20 December 1829 in Glossop.
     Betty Wood baptised 15 August 1824 in Glossop.
     Jeremiah Wood baptised 27 Jun and buried 31 July 1826 in Glossop.
     Ann Wood baptised 30 October1827 and buried 8 March 1829 in Glossop.
     James Wood baptised 21 June 1830 in Glossop.
     Joseph Wood baptised 18 May 1832 in Glossop.

Generation Five.

Children of John Wood.

Robert Wood was born on 7 July 1804 in Whitfield and baptised on 5 August 1804 in Glossop. He lived at Waterside then moved to Stalybridge. Robert married Sarah Goddard (born Mottram) on 25 December 1828 at Glossop parish church and they had ten children:
     John Wood born at Waterside, baptised 14 September 1829 in Glossop. Died 2 June 1868 and, buried at St Paul's, Stalybridge.
     Nelly (Ellen) Wood born about 1831.
     Mary Wood born about 1833 in Stalybridge, baptised in Glossop. Died 1 November 1905, buried at St Paul's, Stalybridge. She married someone named Reynolds.
     Ann Wood born about 1835 in Stalybridge, baptised in Glossop.
     James Wood born about 1837.
     Charles Wood born 6 May 1839 in Souracre, Stalybridge, baptised 18 September 1839 in Glossop, d. 2 Jul 1902 in Missouri. He married Mary Richardson, a widow.
     Betty Wood born in Stalybridge, baptised 19 September 1841 in Glossop, buried 3 July 1842 at St Paul's, Stalybridge.
     Martha Wood born about 1843.
     Robert Wood born in Stalybridge, baptised 26 April 1846 in Glossop. Died 21 January 1922 in Dukinfield, buried at St Paul's, Stalybridge. He married twice, wives named Ann and Mary Jane.
     Sarah Jane Wood born in Stalybridge, baptised 17 September 1848 in Glossop.
Robert Wood died on 6 July and was buried on 9 July 1881 at St Paul's, Stalybridge.
Sarah died 12 January 1880 and was buried at St Paul's, Stalybridge.

Mary Wood was baptised on 8 April 1823 in Glossop. She married John Armitage (born about 1821 in Huddersfield) and the had three children:
     Charles Armitage born about 1851 in Glossop.
     Alfred Armitage born about 1854 in Glossop.
     John Armitage born about 1859 in Glossop.

Sarah Wood born 22 October 1826 in Whitfield, baptised 25 December 1826 in Glossop. She married Isaac Gee Hadfield, son of John Hadfield and Mary Gee (see A Hadfield family of Whitfield), on 4 October 1849 in Whitfield Parish Church.

Children of Betty Wood.

Hannah Bramhall was born 20 February and baptised 10 March 1811 in Glossop. She had a son, John Bramhall, who was baptised on 14 November 1833 in Glossop.

Betty Bramhall was baptised on 25 April 1819 in Glossop. She married Christopher Wagstaff Hadfield, son of Mary Hadfield, born 24 August and baptised 1 November 1801 in Glossop (see The descendants of James Goddard of Waterside).

Child of Thomas Wood.

James Wood was born in Whitfield and baptised 7 October 1825 in Glossop Parish Church. He married Martha Hampson, daughter of David and Hannah Hampson, baptised 13 January 1827. They had two children:
     Mary H Wood born about 1863 in Whitfield.
     David Henry Wood born about 1867.

Generation Six.

Children of Robert Wood.

Nelly (Ellen) Wood was born about 1831 in Waterside. She married Benjamin Harrop (born about 1830 in Stalybridge) and they had four children:
     Ann Harrop born about 1859 in Stalybridge.
     Robert Harrop born about 1862 in Stalybridge.
     Mary E Harrop born about 1864 in Stalybridge.
     Esther Emma Harrop born about 1867 in Saddleworth.

James Wood was born about 1837 in Stalybridge. He married Sarah Ann Tinker, daughter of Robert Tinker and Ann Robinson (baptised 9 March 1834 in Ashton under Lyne), on 10 November 1861 in Ashton under Lyne. They had three children:
     Charles Wood born about 1863 in Stalybridge. He married Rachel Swift.
     Mary Ann Wood baptised 4 April 1867.
     Robert Wood born 27 April 1872.
Sarah Ann died on 5 July 1879 in Dukinfield and was buried at St Paul's, Stalybridge.
James subsequently married a second wife named Mary Ann.
James Wood died on 22 April 1902 in Stalybridge, and was at St Paul's, Stalybridge.

Martha Wood was born in Stalybridge and baptised on 17 September 1843 in Glossop. She married James Riley (born 26 April 1841 in Webster Hill, Dewsbury) on 1 March 1863 in Christ Church, Ashton under Lyne and they had five children:
     Hiram Riley born about 1864.
     William Scott Riley born about 1869 in Stalybridge, died 1894.
     Elizabeth Ann Riley born about1870 in Stalybridge.
     John Riley born about 1873 in Stalybridge.
     Reuben Riley born about 1875 in Stalybridge.
After James died Martha married Napoleon Pritchard, born about 1842 in Stalybridge son of Frederick Pritchard and Hannah Champin.

Child of James Wood.

David Henry Wood was born about 1867 in Whitfield. He married Fanny Elizabeth Hulley born about 1869 in Millers Dale, DBY, d. 5 Feb 1941 in 8 Hadfield Street, Whitfield, Glossop. They had eight children:
     David Wood born 20 October 1907.
     James Wood. Wife named Frances.
     Austin Wood.
     Martha Wood.
     Evelyn Wood. She married Frederick Cleaver.
     Amy Wood. She married Jack Taylor.
     Sally Wood.
     Leonard Wood.
Fanny died a widow on 5 February 1941 at 8 Hadfield Street, Whitfield.

Generation Seven.

Children of James Wood.

Robert Wood was born on 27 April 1872 in Dukinfield and emigrated to the USA in 1889. He married Betty Andrew, born 8 January 1875 in Ashton under Lyne (daughter of Henry Andrew and Sarah Bailey) on 21 January 1893 in Biddeford, Maine. Robert and Betty had a daughter, Emma Alice Wood, born 29 September 1893.
Robert Wood died on 2 July 1953 in Saylesville, Rhode Island, and was buried in Moshaasyck Cemetery, Central Falls, RI.
Betty died on 3 November 1962 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen, Essex.

Child of Martha Wood.

Hiram Riley was born in 1864 in Stalybridge. He married Maria Henshall, born 1869 in Ashton under Lyne (daughter of John and Maria Henshall) on 22 July 1899 in the Register Office, Ashton under Lyne. They had seven children:
     Martha Alice Riley.
     Annie Riley.
     John Henshall Riley.
     William Scott Riley.
     Dora Riley.
     James Riley.
     Henry Riley.
Hiram Riley died on 24 February 1951 in Oldham.

Children of David Henry Wood.

David Wood was born on 20 October 1907 in Glossop. He married Alice Higginbottom, born 4 February 1907 at 82 High St West, Glossop (daughter of John Matthew Higginbottom and Jane Newall) on 28 March 1932 in St James', Whitfield.
David Wood died 29 July 1971 in Holmfirth, Yorkshire.
Alice died 21 January 2000 in Park Riding Residential Home, Holmfirth.

Austin Wood. His wife was named Annie.

Martha Wood. She married Joseph Hurst.

Leonard Wood. His wife was named Irene.



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