'Wood04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wood of Copmanthorpe, Wood of Hollin Close Hall, Wood of Swinsley, Wood of Till, Wood of York

We are cautious about approximating dates but, given that no dates were given by Foster for any of the early generations of this family, it seems sensible to try to identify roughly the period in which the following Ambrose probably lived. He was 9 generations before the John Wood of Copmanthorpe who was reported to have been born in 1586. It is therefore not unlikely that Ambrose was born near the beginning of the 14th century. It is noted that a number of interesting connections are shown between this and other documented families. However, some appear suspicious, not least because the generations appear be shown inconsistently here with what is known of those other families.
Ambrose Wood of Woodhall, near Darfield, Yorkshire
m. Ursula Calverley (dau of Sir Walter Calverley of Calverley)
1. John Wood of Till
  m. Jane Wentworth (dau of Roger Wentworth)
  A. Roger Wood
  m1. Ann Woodes (dsp, dau of Sir John Woodes)
  m2. Ann Pollington (dau of Sir Thomas Pollington by Ursula, dau of Sir Thomas Babthorpe of Babthorpe)
i. Anthony Wood of Till
  m. Isabell Vestone (dau of Sir John Vestone)
  a. Richard Wood of Swinsley, Yorkshire
  m. Thomasine Rockley (dau of Sir John Rockley)
  (1) Robert Wood of Swinsley
  m. Elizabeth Eltofte (dau of John Eltofte of Farnhill)
  (A) Giles Wood of Swinsley - continued below
  m1. _ Rider (dsp, dau of Sir William Rider)
  m2. _ Russell
  (B) Mary Wood
  m. _ Ingland
  (i)+ 3 sons and 2 daughters
  (C)+ other issue - Richard, Marmaduke, John, Nicholas, 4 daughters
  b. Christian Wood
  m. Robert Beckwith of Clint
  c. Jane Wood
  m. Brian Palmes of Linley
  ii. daughter
  m. Sir John Clapham of Beamsley
  a. George Clapham
  iii. Ursula Wood
  m. Henry Vavasour of Weston
2. Margaret Wood
  m. Edward Drax
  A.+ issue - John, Edmund, Ambrose
3. Ann Wood
  m. Thomas Bosville of Newhall



Giles Wood of Swinsley - continued above
m1. _ Rider (dsp, dau of Sir William Rider)
m2. _ Russell
1. Richard Wood of Swinsley
  m. Isabell Hilton (dau of Hugh Hilton by Ellinor, dau of John Dayvill of Coxwold)
A. Richard Wood of Swinsley (2nd son?)
  m. Ann Percehay (dau of Leonard Percehay of Ryton)
  i.+ issue - Elizabeth, Isabell
  B. Anthony Wood of Copmanthorpe
  m. _ Trotter (dau of Laurence Trotter)
  i. John Wood of Copmanthorpe (b 1586)
  m. (27.06.1607) Dorothy Wentworth (dau of Michael Wentworth of Woolley by Frances, dau of George Downes of Painton)
  The following is supported by FMG (vol 2, MS319, 'Wood', p784+) except that FMG omits the next generation.
  a. John Wood of Copmanthorp
(1) John Wood, Lord Mayor of York (b 1617, d 04/19.01.1704, grocer)
  m. Ann Bean of York (d 26.02.1697)
  (A) Charles Wood of York (dvp 12.1684)
  m. Margaret Harrison (d 01.05.1735, dau of Henry Harrison of Holtby, son of Sir Thomas of Copgrove, she m2. Samuel Maucklin or Mancklin, m3. Rev. Canon Dryden)
  (i) John Wood of Copmanthorpe (b 1682-3, d 30.04.1757)
  m. Frances Nicholson( b c1680?, d 23.03.1740, dau of John Nicholson of York, widow of Thomas Ingram of Barrowby)
  (a) John Wood Boynton (b c1707, dsp 15.11.1778)
  m. _ Freeman (a 1778)
  (b) Richard Wood of Hollin Hall (b 1709-10, d 24-5.09.1797, 3rd son)
m. Elizabeth Perkins (d 24-5.09.1707!, dau of Hutton Perkins)
  ((1)) Richard Wood of Hollin Close Hall (d 08.12.1814)
  m. Delia Schaak (dau of John Schaak of Askham Bryan)
  ((A)) Henry Richard Wood of Hollin Close Hall
  m. Ann Eliza Eckersal (dau of John Eckersal of Bath)
  ((B)) Delia Maria Wood
  m. Hugh Blayds of Paul
  ((C))+ other issue - Eliza (d 22.04.1840), Louisa, Emma
  ((2))+ other issue - Charles Boynton, Elizabeth, Christiana Frances
  (c)+ other issue - Nicholson (Captain), Frances
  (ii) Elizabeth Wood
  (B) Richard Wood, Sheriff of York (a 1696, dsp)
  m. _ Wigmore (m2. _ Barnard)
  (C) Dorothy Wood (dsp)
  m. Richard Benson
  (D) Elizabeth (or Margaret) Wood
  m. William Whitehead
  (i) Dorothy Whitehead
  m. Thomas Whitehead (cousin)
  (ii) Margaret Whitehead
  m1. John Romons
  m2. Robert Barker
  (iii)+ other issue - John, Thomas
  (2) daughter
  m. _ Wynne
  (3) daughter
  m. _ Wickham
  (4) Dorothy Wood
m. John Howley (or Hewley)
  (A) Sir John Howley of Bell Hall
  ii.+ other issue - Edward, Thomas, Robert, Dorothy, Elleanor
  C. Mary Wood
  m. Edward Hutchinson of Wycombe Abbey
  i.+ issue - Steven, Edward, Percehay, Charles, Isabell, Mary, Jane, Thomasina
  D. Jane Wood
  m. John Milburne of Hinderskelf
  i.+ issue - Thomas, Barbara, Isabell, Mary
  E. Katherine Wood
  m. George Palmes of Naburn (dsp, son of Nicholas by Susan, dau of Sir Robert Waterton of Waterton)
F. Frances Wood
  m. Thomas Jackson, Lord Mayor of York (a 1589)
  G. Anne Wood
  m. William Clark
  i.+ issue - John, Francis, William, Katherine
  H.+ other issue - Christopher, Giles (dsp), Christopher, Elinor (dsp), Isabell (dsp)
2. Marmaduke Wood
  m. Elizabeth Strelly (dau of Nicholas Storyvell Strelly of Close) sic, see note just below
  A. Robert Wood
  Walker shows this Robert as Robert of Lambley & Woodborough, Nottinghamshire, who married Margaret, dau of Sir Edmond (sb Edward) Mountague, Lord Chief Justice, and was father of (of inter alia) John who married Katherine Huson. We show the Robert who married Margaret Mountague on Wood07 where, following Visitation (Nottinghamshire), he is shown as son of Robert (by Elizabeth Story), son of Henry (son of Jane Strelly), and father of John of Lamley (m. Catherin Hewsonn). Clearly, either Walker or the Nottinghamshire Visitation is wrong. Provisionally, we follow the latter. The following are those of Robert's children reported by Walker who do not appear in the Nottinghamshire Visitation as son of 'the other' Robert.
  i. Barney Wood
  m. _ Langley of Huddersfield
  a. daughter
  m. _ Lamb
  b. daughter
  m. _ Keys
  c. daughter
  m. _ Ramsden
  ii. Henry Wood
  ii. Mary Wood
  m. William Swinburne of York
  a. Thomas Swinburne
  m. Alyson Dobinson
  B. Mary Wood
  m. Robert Longley
3. John Wood
  m. _ Wood (dau of Barney Wood of Kilnwick Percy)
A. Henry Wood (2nd son?)
  m. _ Vaughan (dau of Thomas Vaughan)
  i. Thomas Wood 'of Audfield'
  m. Susan More (dau of Anthony More of Tame)
  a. Henry Wood
  m. _ Webb (dau of William Webb of Penorth)
  b. John Wood
  m. Ann Wilbourn (dau of Thomas Wilbourn)
  c. Elizabeth Wood
  m. Fulk Gardener (son of Sir Fulk of Suffolk)
  d. Mary Wood
  m. Sir Edmund Anderson, Bart (a 1660)
  e.+ other issue - Thomas, William, Joan
  ii.+ other issue - Henry, Adam, Mary, Elizabeth, Hester, Bridgett
  B.+ other issue - Barney of Kilnwick Percy (d before 11.12.1616), Anne
4. Nicholas Wood
5. Katherine Wood
  m1. Richard Bealby
  m2. Roger Dalton of Kirby Misperton
6. Alice Wood
  m. John Wyvell of Osgodby
  A. William Wyvell
7. Ann Wood
  m1. William Clark
  m2. Richard Walgrave of Bilton
8. Dorothy Wood
  m. _ Hendriss

Main source(s): Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, Wood of Woodhall, Darfield, York and Copmanthorpe) with input/support as reported above
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