Wood, George (1842-1913)

Supplied by Claire Reilly
Supplied by Claire Reilly
Newspaper article from 1862
Claire Reilly
Newspaper Article from 1907
Claire Reilly


George was born on 23 February1842 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, to parents George Wood, a PM minister,  and Charlotte Draper. He was brought up at Gosberton, Lincolnshire.

There is a certificate of baptism, completed and signed by Minister John Thomas Neale on 21 Jan 1849. It states that George Wood son of George and Charlotte Wood of Mansfield was born Feb 23 1842 and baptised March 26 1842 by George Wood [his father].

1851 Census has George living at Caythorpe Road, Donington, Lincolnshire, with his widowed mother, and younger brother.

1861 Census. Church Street, Duncan’s Yard, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. George Wood had moved from Lincolnshire to Berwick upon Tweed to live with his 75 year old Grandfather (also named George Wood), his Aunt Rebecca Wood and Uncle Blake Wood. He was aged 19, and a shipwright.

He became a Freeman of Berwick on 25 February 1863.

He married Annie Mason (b abt1847) on 17 June 1868 at Leith, Edinburgh. Census returns identify three of four children.

  • Eleanor Mason (1869-1950)      
  • Annie Charlotte Forster (1872-1948)  – a teacher of music (1901)     
  • Georgina (b abt1878)

George died on 1 November 1913 at Bretherton, nr. Preston, Lancashire.


  • 1863 Halifax
  • 1866 Shotley Bridge
  • 1867 Lowick
  • 1871 Carlisle
  • 1872 disappears
  • Alston, Cumberland – Congregational ministry
  • 1872 Garrigill, Cumberland 
  • 1881 Newburgh – Congregational ministry
  • 1884 Howden on Tyne
  • 1885 Evangelical Union
  • 1887 Gainsborough
  • 1891 Oswaldtwisle
  • 1895-1913 Bretherton


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Surman Index id:30087 and id:30811

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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  • This page has been modified to include additional information about George, with pictures and newspaper articles, supplied by Claire Reilly.

    By Geoff Dickinson (25/01/2022)

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