David Wood

M, #1444, b. circa 1854, d. 17 January 1905
David Wood "King" (c1854-1905)
Skipper of the 'Evangeline'
(Kindly provided by Dave Wood)
     David Wood was born circa 1854 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of George Wood and Margaret Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "King".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Margaret Wood, 49; Catherine Wood, 19; George Wood, 17; William Wood, 12; David Wood, 6.3
David Wood was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's brother in the 1871 census at 208 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Wood, head; Jane Wood, wife; Margaret A Wood, daughter; George Wood, son; John Wood, son; Margret Wood, mother; David Wood, brother; Jane Pirie, mother-in-law.4
He married Christina Bruce at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 30 April 1875.5,6,7,1 He married Margaret Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 26 October 1877.7 He was the informant for Catharine Wood's birth at 72 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 6 April 1890.8,1 He was the informant for Catharine Wood's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 July 1890.9,1 He was the informant for Margaret Mair's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 May 1891.10,7 He married Jane Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 21 September 1891.11,7 He was the informant for George Wood's birth at 5 North Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 30 July 1895.12,13,1 He was the skipper of the Zulu fishing boat 'Evangeline' BF 1952. David died on 17 January 1905 at Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland. He perished with the Portknockie Zulu fishing boat 'Evangeline' BF 1952 that was wrecked off Stronsay during a great storm. The entire crew were lost. See the article The Loss of the 'Evangeline' in 1905.2,14 He was buried on 21 January 1905 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.2,15

Children of David Wood and Margaret Mair

Children of David Wood and Jane Mair

Citations

  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S4337] David Wood "King", Monumental inscription, "In Memory of DAVID WOOD "KING" who departed this life on 17 Jan. 1905 in the boat Evangeline aged 51 years."
  3. [S5756] 1861, Scottish Census, "David Wood, male, age 6, born in Rathven, Banffshire, scholar, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S5755] 1871, Scottish Census, "David Wood, brother, male, age 16, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 208 Portknockie."
  5. [S3130] David Wood to Christina Bruce, Statutory Register of Marriages in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "1875, on the Thirtieth day of April at Portknockie, after Banns, according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland. David Wood, Fisherman (Bachelor), 21 years, Usual Residence: Portknockie, Father: George Wood "King", Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Margaret Wood M.S. Mair. Christina Bruce, Domestic Servant (Spinster), 18 years, Usual Residence: Portknockie, Father: John Bruce, Ship Carpenter, Mother: Helen Bruce M.S Goodbrand. Thos. Fraser, Minister Seafield. George Bruce Witness. Alex. Wood "King" Witness. Registered: 1875, May 3d at Manse of Seafield, Thomas Fraser Registrar."
  6. [S1069] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "David Wood, male. Spouse: Christine Bruce. Marriage: 30 APR 1875, Seafield, Banff, Scotland."
  7. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  8. [S2422] Catharine Wood, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Catharine Wood, 1890, April Sixth 9h 0m A.M. at 72 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: David Wood, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Wood M. S. Mair, married 1877 October 26th in Seafield. Informant: David Wood, Father. Registered: 1890, April 24th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  9. [S2419] Catharine Wood, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Catharine Wood (Single), died 1890, July Eleventh 3h 30m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 3 months, Father: David Wood Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Wood M.S. Mair, Cause of death: Bronchitis, 5 Days, as cert. by Alex. Hendry M.B.C.M., Informant: David Wood, Father, Registered: 1890, July 11th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  10. [S2417] Margaret Wood née Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Wood (Married to David Wood, Fisherman), died 1891, May Fourteenth 3h 30m P.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 33 years, Father: Alexander Mair Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Janet Mair M.S. Slater, Cause of death: Internal Hemorrhage during parturition, 4 hours, as cert. by Alexr. Hendry M.B.C.M., Informant: David Wood, Husband, Registered: 1891, May 16th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  11. [S5815] David Wood to Jane Mair, Statutory Register of Marriages in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "1891, on the Twenty First day of September at Portknockie. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. David Wood, Fisherman (Widower), 37 years, resident at Portknockie, Father: George Wood, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Margaret Wood M.S. Mair (Deceased). Jane Mair (Widow), 31 years, resident at Portknockie, Father: David Mair, Fisherman, Mother: Helen Mair M.S Donaldson. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. Wm. Geo. Wood Witness. Joseph Sutherland Witness. Registered: 1891, September 23d at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  12. [S2329] George Wood, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Par. of Birth Peterhead No. 357. George Wood, 1895, July Thirtieth 8h 0m P.M. at 5 North Street, Peterhead, Male. Father: David Wood, Fisherman (Domicil Portknockie). Mother: Jane Wood M. S. Mair, married 1891, September 21st in Portknockie. Informant: David Wood, Father. Registered: 1895, August 19th at Peterhead, Alex. Robertson, Registrar. 21st August Transcribed at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  13. [S1332] Mary Laing, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Mary Laing of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
  14. [S902] David Wood "King", Statutory Register of Deaths in the Parish of Stronsay in the County of Orkney, "See Reg. of Cor. Ents., Vol. 1, p.27, February 13th 1905. David Wood King, Fisherman (Married to Jane Mair), died 1905 January 17th, off Stronsay, Male, 56 years. Father: George Wood King, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Margaret King M.S. Mair (deceased). Cause of death: -. Informant: Alexander Slater, Neighbour, Portknockie. Registered: 1905, January 18th at Stronsay, O Drever, Registrar."
  15. [S2449] David Wood "King", Gravestone inscription data, "NM170315, David "King" Wood, c. 1854 to 17 JAN 1905. Occupation : Skipper & Fisherman. Date of Birth : c. 1854. Spouse's Name : Margaret Mair. Date of Marriage : 26 OCT 1877. Place of Marriage : Portknockie. Headstone Ref : H220. Date of Death : 17 JAN 1905. Place of Death : At sea off Orkney."