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Looking for descendants of Alexander Booklass Wood from Eyemouth Scotland and Ellen Mary Sheehan from Mallow Cork, Ireland.

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by noggin on 2014-01-01 05:47:20
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by melfoles on 2014-01-01 16:59:31

My Alexander emigrated to Australia in 1855. He was listed in the 1841 census (not sure about the 1851 census). Alexander was born in 1834 in Eyemouth. His father James was a stonemason and his mother was Agnes Bookless. James is proving rather difficult to find information on though.
Ellen Mary emigrated to Australia from Ireland in 1856. I can't find anything on her at all.

by tonkin on 2014-01-01 20:24:16

Welcome to familytreecircles melfoles.
The following details may assist others willing to assist you with your research.


Groom: Alexander WOOD.
Bride: Ellen Mary SHEEHAN.
Year married: 1858.
Place: Victoria, Australia.
Ref: Registry of Births, Victoria. Reg #3491.


Name: Ellen Mary WOOD.
Died: 1887 in Ballan, Victoria.
Age: 46 years.
Father: Malachi SHEEHAN.
Mother: Margaret MAHONEY.
Ref: Registry of Deaths, Victoria. Reg #149.

Alexander and Ellen had fourteen children in the Ballan/Ballarat area between 1859 and 1884. I have not followed this family line through the records but happy to try and fill in any missing details you may have on the Australian side of things.

Happy New Year 2014.


by melfoles on 2014-01-01 20:34:41

Thank you for your response. My great grandfather, William Andrew Joseph Wood (born May 18610, was their second child. I am keen to explore their family stories before they arrived in Australia. However, as I wrote earlier, I am finding lots of dead ends. I am very appreciative of your research and hope we can continue to communicate with discoveries.

Happy new year to you!

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