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scotlyn
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Wood nee Wood Leiper Muchalls Nigg Aberdeen & Stonehav

Post by scotlyn » Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:09 am

Recently joined this group & sent an email concerning some brick walls in my family tree
I Have James Leiper Stonehaven B 22/3/1838 Married Margaret Wood Born 9/12/1840 My great grand parents
but my troubles start with the Wood connections
James Leiper's Mother was Jane Leiper Nee Wood I have no Info as to this Jane's Parents
Jame's father was John Leiper Born 27/5/1809

While Margaret's Mother is also Jane Wood Nee Wood
Margaret's Father was Alexander Wood But have no other info on either this Jane Wood or Alexander Wood
I think Margaret wood may have been born in Aberdeen

Just to complicate matters Margaret also had a son Alexander Wood before she married James Leiper

Thus both my great Great grand Mothers were Jane Wood Nee Wood
Can any one help please

Scotlyn

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Re: Wood nee Wood Leiper Muchalls Nigg Aberdeen & Ston

Post by DavidWW » Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:43 am

scotlyn wrote:Recently joined this group & sent an email concerning some brick walls in my family tree
I Have James Leiper Stonehaven B 22/3/1838 Married Margaret Wood Born 9/12/1840 My great grand parents
but my troubles start with the Wood connections
James Leiper's Mother was Jane Leiper Nee Wood I have no Info as to this Jane's Parents
Jame's father was John Leiper Born 27/5/1809

While Margaret's Mother is also Jane Wood Nee Wood
Margaret's Father was Alexander Wood But have no other info on either this Jane Wood or Alexander Wood
I think Margaret wood may have been born in Aberdeen

Just to complicate matters Margaret also had a son Alexander Wood before she married James Leiper

Thus both my great Great grand Mothers were Jane Wood Nee Wood
Can any one help please

Scotlyn
Scotlyn

A look at IGI and the 1881 census produces the following:

There are two John LEIPER/Jane WOOD marriages in IGI...

JOHN LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Marriage: 20 JUN 1807 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

JOHN LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Marriage: 24 NOV 1833 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

Children............

Father: John Leiper, Mother: Jane Wood

ANNE LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 05 MAY 1808 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

JAMES LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 05 APR 1810 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

ELSPET LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 25 AUG 1812 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

JOHN LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 28 DEC 1814 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

JEAN LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 25 FEB 1818 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

JANET LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 15 AUG 1821 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

JOHN LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 15 FEB 1834 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

MARGARET LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 13 FEB 1836 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

JAMES LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 22 MAR 1838 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

ALEXANDER LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 06 SEP 1840 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

JANE LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 20 MAR 1844

ROBERT LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Birth: 31 JAN 1847

WILLIAM LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Birth: 24 MAY 1850

ISABEL LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 28 JUL 1851

ANN LEIPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 18 SEP 1853


Alexander Wood
Spouse: Jane Wood

ALEXR. WOOD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Marriage: 06 JUN 1835 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

Children

JESSY WOOD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 20 JUL 1835 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

JANE WOOD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 10 SEP 1836 Banchory Devenick, Kincardine, Scotland

MARGARET WOOD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 09 NOV 1842

ALEXANDER WOOD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Birth: 01 OCT 1843

CATHERINE SHEPPARD WOOD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 22 JUN 1846

AGNES LAW WOOD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 11 NOV 1849


This could well be Alexander WOOD and his wife in the 1881 census.

Dwelling: 5 Church Street
Census Place: Nigg, Kincardine, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203471 GRO Ref Volume 266 EnumDist 1 Page 39
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Alexander WOOD M 72 M Banchory Dvk, Kincardine, Scotland
Rel: Head
Occ: Fisherman
Jane Main WOOD M 74 F Portlethen, Kincardine, Scotland
Rel: Wife
Alexander WOOD U 41 M Banchory Dvk, Kincardine, Scotland
Rel: Son Handicap: Deaf & Dumb
Occ: Fisherman
Elizabeth WOOD U 23 F Banchory Dvk, Kincardine, Scotland
Rel: Dau Handicap: Deaf & Dumb


A search limited to Kincardinshire, an appropiate age, based on the fact that she was alive in 1865, but can't be found in 1881, soon produces a death register entry for Jane LEIPER MS WOOD.

Jane WOOD MS WOOD is more of a problem, - there's no matching record in Kincardineshire, but I'm beginning to believe that her surname may not have been WOOD, - this being a transcription error on the part of the registrar. If you look at the witnesses you will see another surname, and there is a post 1881 matching death record in a Kincardineshire parish, that matches this and the above 1881 census entry..... tempting, but then WOOD is a frequently occuring surname in this area, and I didn't look in Aberdeenshire...............

Davie

Added later.................

The logic in my last para doesn't stand up as we've established in IGI that there is a matching family for Alexander WOOD and Jane WOOD MS WOOD.


Worse than that, it looks very much the situation that Portlethen in one of those fishing villages, similar to those on the Moray coast, where a small number of surnames predominate. Between 1855 and 1954 there are, just in Portlethen, 156 deaths with the surname WOOD, and 107 with the surname LEIPER.

Altho' the first death record suggested above looks to be a very good fit, there's needs to be corroborating evidence.
dww
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scotlyn
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Post by scotlyn » Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:17 pm

Hi Thanks David
The Margaret Wood Married James Leiper at the manse portlethen gives her birth date on the cert as9/12/1840 so I do not think that the Margaret Wood Born9/11/1842 can be the same Margaret Wood
I think that there may have been many interrelationship marriages But to sort out which family belongs to which
But you have been able to fill in the siblings of James Leiper for me
I had some of them
I will go back through my paper work & see how many I can now put in place
From copies from the microfiche at Stonehaven libary I have been able to get John Leiper married Anne Smith & the births of their 13 children
the next generation John Leiper Married Ann Main I think But Have not got comfirmation of this John Leiper & Ann Main would be the parents of John born27/5/1809
I will leave this for tonight & do a double check tomorrow if I can If you have any thing on this further I am most appreciating of your experteze
Scotlyn

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Margaret Wood Leiper

Post by nelmit » Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:34 pm

I know her age is out according to what you have written but surely this has got to be Margaret on the 1881 census.

Dwelling: King Street
Census Place: Dunnottar, Kincardine, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203469 GRO Ref Volume 255 EnumDist 2 Page 26
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Margaret LEIPER W 35 F Aberdeen, Scotland
Rel: Head
Alexr. LEIPER U 19 M Stonehaven, Kincardine, Scotland
Rel: Son
Occ: Whitefisher
Robert LEIPER 9 M Stonehaven, Kincardine, Scotland
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Margt. LEIPER 5 F Stonehaven, Kincardine, Scotland
Rel: Daur


Annette M

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Post by scotlyn » Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:00 pm

Hi Annette
Yes this Margaret Wood Leiper is my Great grand Mother Robert is my grand father
James Leiper died in the ST George Lifeboat disaster At Aberdeen Harbour & on his memorial in St Mary's of the Storms at Cowie he is buried in Belhevie Cemetary but I have been unable to find any record of his grave
I have all the News paper reports etc on this
Many thanks
Scotlyn

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Post by scotlyn » Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:16 pm

thanks for all who have helped here but wonder if it is possible to find Parents for Jane Wood Wife of Alexander Wood & /or parents of Alexander Wood these would be grand parents of Margaret Wood Leiper

Then on the other side to find Parents of Jane wood Mother of James Leiper :roll:
Many thanks
scotlyn

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Post by marva » Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:37 am

Scotlyn

I also have John Leiper m Ann Smith 1770, and names & b dates of 13 children. I am connected through Elspit (Elizabeth/Betty) b 1793 d 1864 m George Wood 1818 b 1790 d1866

Do not have any other dates for John & Ann except marriage and do not know who their parents are.

Marva

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Post by scotlyn » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:38 pm

:lol: Hi Marva
think we are both members of stonehaven group
I do not have any info as to the father of John Leiper & Have no lead what so ever as to Anne Smith's parents
I wonder if you would be willing to share the details Of Elspit & George & their children
I have details from Stonehaven newspaper of the loss of the boat ""Isabella "" of Downies april 1880 The crew were Moses Wood sen (skipper) Moses Wood jun James Wood & George Wood Nephews of the skipper James Wood left a family of 7 & George had only been married a fortnight If this is part of your tree I can send you a copy of it
As I seem to have gone back as far as possible with Leipers/ Christies / Massons/ I have been trying to tie up the Wood side , as you will see by the original part of this I have 2 mothers inlaw both Jane Wood MS

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Post by marva » Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:44 am

Hi

Here we go, will be glad to give you what I have.
George Wood b 4 Sept 1790 Seatown of Findon, d 18 May 1866 Findon m Elspit (Elizabeth,/Betty) Leiper 16 June 1818 c. 17 Feb 1793 d 8 Oct 1864 Findon.

Children:
John c 31Mar 1820 Findon, George (my gr gr grandfather) c 20 Apr 1822 Findon, Alexander c 17 July 1824 Findon, James c 1 Oct. 1828 Findon, Moses c 14 July 1834, Findon.

I also have George Wood (my ggg granfather) who's father was John Wood married an Anne Leiper (but have nothing on John or Anne)

I do have copies of some documents and the Christening records, but my printer died and am looking for a replacement.

Do you have anything other than C. dates for John Leiper & Ann Smith's 13 Children? I take it you are connected to John Leiper m Ann Main. Would you send me any info you have on these? I'd appreciate it.

I do have the copy of the 1880 Boat "Isabella", but thanks for the offer.

I know how you feel about people having the same name: both my great grandfathers are: James Craig, my 2 gr gr grandfathers are John Craig as well as my grandfather, my dad & my brother. My grandmother was also a Craig before she married. And then I'm in and out with the Woods. Just gets the head to spinning sometimes to keep them straight. Yes, I am on the Stonehaven site, my Dad was born there.

Marva

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Post by scotlyn » Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:03 am

:lol:
Hi Again Marva
I have dates of births of the 13 children of John Leiper >Anne Smith, taken from the Births , Marriages & Deaths they Are ? were (hope they still are there )On Microfiche & held in the Stonehaven Library, When I visited I had the wonderful assistance of Edna Craig( Now retired) She was an excellent researcher & loved doing it
Because of the eldest son being called Arthur think John Leipers father would also be Arthur but this is only a guess
Marriage 1770 John & Anne
Arthur 13/5/1771
Janet 20/4/1773
Margaret 12/4/1775
Anne 4/5/1777
George 7/5/1780
James 20/7/1781
Elspet 20/4/1783 M George Wood
John 24/3/1785 M Ann Main
Isobel 24/5/ 1787
Alexander 3/6/1789
Moses 9/3/1790
Elizabeth 5/2/1793
Jean 16/2/??
verified all these with addresses & parents on Micro fiche
I would like to find my Main Connection too if possible
Details from John Leiper death cert
Dec 27/5/1865 2pm Dropsy
Father John Leiper
Mother Ann Main
Aged 56 Years
Details from James Leiper & Margaret Wood Marrage cert
14/10/1865 Portlethan Manse
James Leiper Fisherman 27 Of 14 Downies Portlethen
Father John Leiper dec 1865
Mother Jane Wood
Margaret Wood Domestic servant 24 No? Findon Portlethan
Father Alexander Wood Fisherman
Mother Jane Wood Nee Wood
Witness William Main & Alexander Wood
Davie has been able to find siblings for Margaret
father Alexander Wood Mother Jane Wood Nee wood
Married 6/6/1835
Jessie Wood 20/7/1835
Jane Wood 10/9/1836
Margaret Wood 9/11/1842 M James Leiper My Ggrand father
Alexander Wood 1/10/1843
Catherine Shepard Wood 22/5/1846
Agnes Law Wood 11 /11/ 1849
One day I hope to get back to Scotland to find out much more but in between times I keep hoping to have break throughs
Regards
Lyn

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