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WOOD Archibald

Male 1839 - 1923  (84 years)


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  • Name WOOD Archibald 
    Born 14 Mar 1839  Glencorse, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 26 Apr 1839 is listed as his christening on the LDS site
    Christened 26 Apr 1839 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1883  Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Joiner; master builder 
    Died 3 Jul 1923  26 Garners Avenue Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Jul 1923  Presbyterian Cemetery, Sutherland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I90  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2015 

    Father WOOD John,   b. 6 Apr 1806, Manor near Peebles, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1901, Woodhouselee, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother BRUCE Helen (Ellen or Nelly),   b. 10 Oct 1805, Temple, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1892, Glencorse, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1832  Parish of Glencorse, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Just south of Edinburgh in the foothills of the Pentlands
    Family ID F63  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SOMERVILLE (ALSO SOMMERVILLE) Christian (Christina),   b. 14 Mar 1844, Currie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1917, Hillcrest street, Marrickville, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1868  St John's Church, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the birth certificate for Agnes, Archie wrote that he and Christina were married in St Peter's Church but the original register entry shows it to be St John's.
    Notes 
    • Archibald John's birth notice says that they were married on the 8th November, 1868.
    Children 
     1. WOOD John Bruce,   b. 19 Jun 1870, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1872, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. WOOD Janet (Netta or Nettie) Tait,   b. 26 Apr 1872, St Clairtown, Dysart, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1949, Manly, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. WOOD Helen (Ellen) Bruce,   b. 11 Jun 1874, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1908, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. WOOD Archibald John,   b. 1 Sep 1876, 20 Richmond Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1932, Mental Hospital, Callan Park, Leichardt, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     5. WOOD William Andrew,   b. 12 Oct 1878, 20 Richmond Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1952, Repatriation General Hospital Concord, NSW Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. WOOD Christina Eliza,   b. 18 Sep 1882, Gilmore Park, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1953, Illawara Cottage Hospital, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. WOOD Mary Christina Sommerville,   b. 1 Nov 1880, Gilmore Park, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1885, Brisbane, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     8. WOOD Kate Louisa Fox,   b. 6 Jul 1885, Brisbane QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1972, Calvary Hospital, Kogarah, NSW. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. WOOD Agnes Foster (Isabella),   b. 12 Jun 1888, Arncliff, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1983, Sutherland, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2014 11:27:27 
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Archibald and Christian were first cousins.

      In 1883, Archie, Christina and their children departed aboard the Nairnshire from Glasgow on the 22nd March 1883 as assisted immigrants, disembarking in Bundaberg 9th July 1883.

      It is not yet known how long they stayed in the Bundaberg district, or why Bundaberg was chosen as a destination, although there was already an active Scottish community in the Bundaberg and Gooburrum areas, including some from very close to the Wood Family's roots. (William Paterson and his sister Helen who moved from Scotland to Bundaberg in 1882, followed by their brother Alexander in 1883, in 1909 named their Fairymead Road property GlencorseŁ and the farm next to Castlelaw, called Spring Hill, also reflected in the plantation near Bundaberg).

      By 1885, Archie and Christina were living in Brisbane, perhaps on the corner of Boundary and Brighton Roads, West End.