John Wood

ID# 8210, (8 Sep 1871 - a 1911)

John Wood was born on 8 Sep 1871 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Parents: Charles Woods & Sarah Woods MS McIlgorm.1

John Wood married Elizabeth Laird, daughter of William Laird and Mary Gardiner, on 5 Oct 1894 at The Mission Hall, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland

John Woods
Plaster (Journeyman), Bachelor, aged 23
Res: 29 Market Street, St Andrews
Parents: Charles Woods, Slater (Journeyman) & Sarah Woods MS McIlgorm
Elizabeth Laird
Domestic Servant, Spinster, aged 18
Res: Gardiners Land, Thornwood
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner, & Mary Laird MS Gardner

Witnesses: William Stewart & Ellen McFarlane.2,3

John appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at 50 Cameron Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Elizabeth and Sarah ;
WOOD John, Head, Mar 29, Plasterer, Glasgow Lanark
WOOD Elizabeth, Wife, Mar, 25, Baillieston Lanark
WOOD Sarah, Dau, 6, Scholar, St Andrew, Fifeshire.4

John appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at 18 Crofthead Street, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Elizabeth, Sarah, William and John ;
WOOD John, Head, 39, Mar, Plasterer (House), Worker, Glasgow Lanark
WOOD Elizabeth, Wife, 35, Mar, Married 17 years, 5 Children Born, 3 Living, Ballieston Lanark
WOOD Sarah, Dau, 16, Single, Dressmaker, Worker, St Andrews Fife
WOOD William, Son, 9, School, Glasgow Lanark
WOOD John, Son, 6, School, Glasgow Lanark
GIBSON James, Boarder, 20, Single, Grocers Assistant, Worker, Wigtownshire
MOFFATT William, Boarder, 25, Single, Assurance Agent, Prudential, Worker, Dumfriesshire.5

John died a 1911 at Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Not able to id John's death record correctly.
Only saying he died between 1911 - 1915 these years as Elizabeth takes over on the Valuation Rolls.
I could be wrong.
More information is required.

John and Elizabeth had 5 Children born according to the 1911 Census, but only 3 living at that time.

Children of John Wood and Elizabeth Laird


  1. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), John Woods, 08 Sep 1871; citing HIGH CHURCH,GLASGOW,LANARK,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1894 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 53. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  4. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Glasgow St George in the Fields, Reg 644/9 ED 98 Page 14. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  5. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 10/15. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.