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[WODD621] Joseph Wood (born c.1715). There were five Joseph Wood marriages at Leeds in 1735-36. It is therefore impossible to decide who he married, or who were his parents. It also seems there were two of these families living at the same time in the Bank area close to the River Aire, hence Hannah and Joseph born two months apart. Joseph had the following children:
Martha (born at Bank, 27th January 1744/5, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 25th February 1744/5), presumably married (at Leeds, St. Peter, 5th June 1762) Nathaniel Booth;
Benjamin (born at Bank, 7th March 1746/7, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 2nd April 1747);
Hannah (born at Bank, 24th November 1749, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 27th December 1749), presumably married (at Leeds, St. Peter, 13th July 1777) John Booth. She is likely to have been of the other family.
[WODD631] Joseph (born at Bank, 27th January 1749/50, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 17th February 1749/50), married 2. Hannah Hey, see later;
John (born in 8th March 1752, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 6th April 1752).
[WODD631] Joseph Wood (born 1750), weaver, married 1. (at Leeds, St. Peter, 23rd March 1772) Hannah Duffield, witnessed by Nath. Booth and Benjn. Wood. Hannah died at Bank, buried at Leeds, St. Peter, 23rd August 1773. Afterwards, Joseph (weaver) married 2. (at Leeds, St. Peter, 24th July 1774) [HEYY632] Hannah Hey, witnessed by Christopher Groser and Hannah Wood. The latter Hannah was possibly the wife of one of Joseph's brothers. Joseph and his second wife had several children including the following:
Joseph (born at Bank, 7th November 1774, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 24th November 1774);
[WODD641] William (born at Bank, 18th October 1776, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 24th November 1776), married Harriot Ash, see next.
[WODD641] William Wood (born at Bank, 18th October 1776), a woolcomber, married 1. (at Leeds, St. Peter, 24th December 1794) [ASHH642] Harriot Ash (born 1777, see ASH), witnessed by Thos. Atkinson (parish clerk) and John Elliot. William and Harriot had one child at Leeds:
[WODD651] Joseph (born at Leylands, 13th October 1796, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 4th December 1796), married Susanna Richardson, see later.
Harriot died (age 22, of fever) in Leeds (buried at Beeston Chapel, 29th July 1798).
There was a birth of a child to a William Wood in the Bank area, after Harriot's death, father's occupation unknown, which may be significant:
John (born at Steander, 4th April 1804, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 21st May 1804). There was a woollen mill at Steander, and nearby a footbridge over the Timble Beck connected Steander with East Water Lane (where Richard Crabtree lived, see later).
William later married 2. (at Leeds, St. Peter, 19th September 1825) a widow Mary Fowler.
At the June 1841 Census, William and Mary were in Primrose Hill, Stanningley (in Pudsey), where William was a woolcomber. Shortly afterwards they moved to Woodhouse Carr, possibly to live near an unidentified relative of Mary. They lived in Lorry Bank, a street a hundred yards from Carr Mills (alongside Carr Beck, which downstream later became Timble Beck). William died (age 64, of apoplexy) at Lorry Bank (6th September 1841, buried at Woodhouse, St. Mark, 9th September 1841). Present at his death was Sarah Wilkinson. Mary died (age 74, of cholera) in nearby Buslingthorpe Road (5th October 1849, buried at Woodhouse, St. Mark, 6th October 1849). Present at her death was Charles Swales. The relationship, if any, between Sarah Wilkinson, Charles Swales and the Wood family has not been established.
[WODD651] Joseph Wood (born at Leylands, 13th October 1796, son of William & Harriot), a woolcomber, married (at Leeds, St. Peter, 15th January 1816) [RICN652] Susanna Richardson (born 1795, see RICHARDSON), witnessed by Richard Crabtree and Robt. Hargrave (parish clerk). Richard Crabtree was a woolcomber in Water Lane (specifically at East Water Lane) in 1818, which strongly suggests that at the time of his marriage, that is where Joseph (and his parents) were then living. At first Joseph & Susanna lived at Richmond Hill and Bank. The only significant worsted mill in the vicinity (as distinct from the numerous flax mills) and within short walking distance was probably the one at Steander, and Joseph may have worked there. Susanna was probably in service at the time, somewhere in the vicinity, hence the marriage ceremony took place in Leeds rather than Thorne. They later moved to Woodhouse Carr in north Leeds, and he possibly then took his wool to Carr Mills (where there was presumably a worsted mill). They had seven children at Leeds as follows:
John (born at Richmond Hill, 14th September 1816, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 19th January 1817), married Charlotte Batty;
[WODD661] William (born in Richmond Hill, 14th April 1818, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 10th July 1818), married Elizabeth Harrison, see later;
Mary Ann (born at Bank, 7th October 1820, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 8th November 1820), never married, died (age 46) in the Stanningley area (buried at Sunfield, 30th April 1867);
Benjamin (born at Woodhouse Carr, 7th May 1827, baptised at Brunswick Wesleyan, 24th June 1827), married Mary Boocock;
James (born at Woodhouse Carr, 17th July 1831, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 14th August 1831), married Elizabeth Denton.
By 1841 the family had moved to Stanningley (in Pudsey). Susanna died (age 75, of bronchitis) in Richardshaw, Stanningley, (19th December 1870, buried at Sunfield, 22nd December 1870), whilst Joseph died (age 81, of hemiplegia) at his son Jamesí house at Pudsey (16th July 1878, buried at Sunfield, 19th July 1878). They were buried at Sunfield Wesleyan Chapel, Stanningley, and (curiously) in the same grave was also buried John Wood of Tyersall, who died there (9th August 1872).
[WODD661] William Wood (born 1818), a woolcomber, married 1. (at Leeds, St. Peter, 28th August 1836) [HASN662] Elizabeth Harrison (born 1820, see HARRISON), both of Bramley, witnessed by Joseph Harrison (Elizabeth's brother) and Thomas Harrison (Elizabeth's father). They had only one child, born at Stanningley (in Pudsey) as follows:
[WODD672] Martha Ann Elizabeth (born 1st August 1839, baptised at Leeds, St. Peter, 28th November 1841), married 1. John Shepherd, see later.
The family were first at Bramley, then at Stanningley (Richardshaw) by 1839, then back at Bramley (Hough End) by the time of the 1841 Census, then back to Stanningley (Richardshaw) by 1851. But in 1848 the need for hand woolcombers suddenly ceased (certainly so in the Pudsey area), and machinery was here to stay.
The three brothers Benjamin, Henry and William were probably all employed tending woolcombing machines, which secured their employment for the time being. Curiously all three moved to Keighley around 1860, which was a town that had been badly affected by the slump in the hand woolcombing industry; so for three outsiders to find work there cannot be explained, other than perhaps having expertise on a particular type of machine which was about to be installed in a Keighley worsted mill. It was a short-lived employment, and very likely they were simply looked upon by the mill-owner as workmen who would train less-skilled staff to take over. Benjamin became a baker, and the two other brothers became iron foundry workers, all remaining in Keighley.
Elizabeth died (age 50, of a periosteal abscess) at West Gate, Keighley, (9th January 1871, buried at Utley Cemetery, 11th January 1871).
Shortly afterwards, William, a labourer, married 2. (at Bingley, 9th December 1871) Mary Goode (born at Weobley, Herefordshire, 1830).
Mary died (age 49, after two years suffering from cancer of the uterus) at Long Croft, Keighley, (7th August 1879, buried at Utley Cemetery, 10th August 1879).
Within three months, William, a labourer for a machinist, of Long Croft, married 3. (at Keighley, Register Office, 28th October 1879) Susannah McCarthy nee Tuckwell (born at Burford, Oxfordshire, 1831), a charwoman. Susannah had previously married Edward McCarthy in the Burton-upon-Trent area (1863). At the 1881 Census William was also a licensed lodging house keeper. William died (age 76, of apoplexy) in Long Croft (25th December 1894, buried at Utley Cemetery, 28th December 1894), and Susannah died (age 59, of bronchitis) in Long Croft also (22nd September 1895, buried at Utley Cemetery, 25th September 1895).
[WODD672] Martha Ann Elizabeth Wood (born 1839, daughter of William & Elizabeth) married 1. (at Calverley, 27th February 1859) [SHEP671] John Shepherd (born 1838, see SHEPHERD), witnessed by Nancy Firth and James Wood (Martha's uncle); then 2. (at Calverley, 14th August 1876) Joseph Robinson (born 1841).
William Wood = Mary Fowler nee ---
1841 Census 1298/12-35 Stanningley (Pudsey), Primrose Hill William WOOD 64 woolcomber Mary WOOD 66 Joseph Wood = Susanna Richardson
1841 Census 1298/12-35 Stanningley (Pudsey), Primrose Hill Joseph WOOD 44 woolcomber Ann WOOD 45 John Wood 25 Mary Ann Wood 20 Henry Wood 19 Alexr Wood 16 Benjamin Wood 14 James Wood 9 1851 Census 2313-505 Stanningley (Pudsey), Richardshaw Joseph WOOD H M 54 woolcomber Leeds Susannah WOOD W M 55 Thorne Mary Ann Wood D U 30 w.c.burler Leeds James Wood S U 19 woolcomber Leeds 1861 Census 3348-76 Stanningley (Pudsey), Richardshaw Joseph WOOD H M 64 woolcomber Leeds Susannah WOOD W M 65 Thorne Mary Ann Wood D U 40 w.c.burler Leeds James Wood S U 29 w.c.tenterer Woodhouse Carr 1871 Census 4509-75 Stanningley (Pudsey), Richardshaw James Wood H M 39 w.c.tenterer Leeds Elizabeth Wood W M 37 Dorrington Joseph WOOD F W 74 formerly woolcomber Leeds William Wood = Elizabeth Harrison
1841 Census 1342/11-18 Bramley, Hough End William WOOD 20 woolcomber Y Elizabeth WOOD 20 N Martha Wood 1 Y 1851 Census 2313-510 Stanningley (Pudsey), Richardshaw William WOOD H M 32 woolcomber Leeds Elizabeth WOOD W M 30 Ringmer SSX Ann Wood D - 11 Pudsey 1861 Census 3226-33 Keighley, Fleece Street William WOOD H M 42 woolcomber Leeds Elizabeth WOOD W M 40 p.l.w Ringmere SSX 1871 Census 4318-35 Keighley, West Gate Elizabeth Hird H W 56 housekeeper Leeds Mary Hird D M!25 w.c.w Keighley Sarah Ann Hird D U 21 wstd reeler Keighley Elizabeth Hird D U 18 rover wstd Bingley Abraham Thos Hird S - 6 scholar Keighley William WOOD Lr W 52 foundry lab Leeds
William Wood = Mary Good
1871 Census 4318-43 Keighley, Common Lodging House Charles Tierman H M 49 Lodging house keeper Bromsgrove WOR and family and boarders and lodgers including: Mary GOOD Lr U 36 domestic Weobley HEF
William Wood = Susannah McCarthy nee Tuckwell
1841 Census 872/18-4 Burford (OXF) Upton & Signett, Apply Pye Corner John Tuckwell 42 lab Y Jane Tuckwell 42 N Elizabeth Tuckwell 16 N William Tuckwell 12 N Susannah TUCKWELL 10 N! Richard Tuckwell 6 Y Joseph Tuckwell 4 Y Sophia Tuckwell 4m Y 1851 Census 1731-760 Burford, Witney Street Jno Tuckwell H M 52 bone gatherer Coggs [Cogges] Jane Tuckwell W M 52 Oxpens? (GLS) Richard Tuckwell S - 17 bone gatherer Burford Sophia Tuckwell D - 8 Upton & Signett [Susannah not with parents] 1861 Census 908-71 Burford Upton & Signett John Tuckwell H M 66 lab Witney (OXF) Jane Tuckwell W M 66 Witney! [Susannah not located] 1871 Census Susannah McCARTHY not located 1881 Census 4351-111 Keighley, Eastwood, 35 Long Croft William WOOD H M 65 washing machine maker & licensed lodging house keeper Leeds Ann WOOD W M 47 Whitney (OXF) plus lodgers 1891 Census 3541-100 Keighley, Eastwood, 39 Long Croft William WOOD H M 73 labourer general Leeds Susannah WOOD W M 60 Burford (OXF) plus 9 lodgers