FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN WOOD AND
John Wood of the townland of Rowton in High Ercall, Shropshire was
born in about 1565, the son of John Wood. He married 1) Elizabeth
Kylvert of Hatton 18 September 1589 in High Ercall. Elizabeth was a
widow whose husband John Kylvert had died that year, leaving her
with three small children.
Marriage record for John Wood and Elizabeth Kylvert in High
Ercall: "John Woode of Rowton & Elizabeth Kylvert of Hatton
Elizabeth must have died, and John married again to another
Elizabeth - Elizabeth Smalwood 25 November 1593 in High Ercall.
Marriage record for John Wood and Elizabeth Smalwood:
"John Wood of Rowtown & Elizabeth Smalwood wed in Dreyton the
John was the brother of the vicar of High Ercall, George Wood.
George was the vicar in High Ercall through the early 1600s until
his death in 1644. John was also a witness and overseer for the will
of Robart Wood of Rowton in 1606. Perhaps Robart was another
John died and was buried 7 December 1637 in High Ercall, as "an
old man and brother to the vicar".
Burial record for John Wood in High Ercall: "John Wood of
Rowton an old man & brother to the vicar was buried the
seaventh day of December 1637"
The will of George Wood, vicar, in 1644 identifies several members
of the family:
The will of George Wood, vicar, 1644 leaving a bequest to
George Wood, vicar of Ercall, 1644
In the name of God Amen the first day of June Anno Dom 1638 and in
the ffoureteenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne lord Charles
by the grace of God Kinge of England Scotland Ffrannce and Ireland,
defender of the faith, I George Wood of High Ercall [torn]
of the dioces of Coventry and Lichfeild & county of Salop clerk
beinge weake & sicke in bodye but of sound and pfect minde and
memory thankes bee to almighty God for hearein make my testamt
conveying my last will in manner and forme following videll ffirst I
comende and bequeath my soule to Allmighty God my maker redeemer and
sanctifier with assured hope to bee saved only by the death and
mercies of Jesus Christe my sweet Savior & by none other meanes
and desire that my body may bee buried in the pishe Church of High
Ercall aforesaid under the blewstone where my first wife lyeth
buried or as neare itt as conveniently may bee. Item touching my
worldly goodes wherewith God hath blessed mee I give to the poore of
Ercall pishe ffortye shillings. Item I give & bequeath to
Dorothy Davies wiffe of Thomas Davies of Broseley pishe xxs. Item to
my sister-in-lawe Elisabeth Wood of Rowton I give
xxs. Item I give & bequeath to my cosen George Wood of
London Channler my brother Johns son iiij li. Item I give
& bequeath to Susan Holbroke wiffe of William Holbroke
of Rustson iij li. Item I give to Magdalen Wood wiffe of John
Wood of Rowton iij li. Item I give & bequeath to Elisabeth
Fferrington wiffe of Thomas Fferrington of Rowton vij li. Item
I bequeath & assigne over to my wiffe Joane Wood all my
right title and estate in & to my lease of the Myrelake house
situate & being in Rodington pishe within the County of Salop
aforesaid with all houses and edifices thereunto belonging together
with all & singular [torn] meadows leasowes commons pastures
& comedyties thereunto belonging or in any wife appurteyning for
& during her naturall life & after her decease my will is
that the said least of the Myrelake house aforesaid shall remaine to
Elizabeth Fferrington of Rowton daughter to my brother John Wood
late deceased & to Susan Holbroke & Magdalen
Wood sisters to the said Elisabeth Fferrington to bee devided
as heareafter is expressed videlt the one halfe thereof to the said
Elisabeth Fferrington & the other halfe to bee equally devided
betwixt the said Susan Holbroke & Magdalen Wood, And if itt
shall happen that my of them the said Elisabeth Fferrington Susan
Holbroke & Magdalen Wood shalbee deceased at the death of Joane
my said wiffe then my will is that their ptes shall goe to their
chidren whoe are soe deceased to bee equally devided amongst them as
aforesaid, due that they shall severally house the same during the
lives or life in the said lease mentioned videlt of Thomas Myrington
& Robert Jeninges & the survivor of eyther of them in as
ample manner as Mr Thomas Corbett of Stanwardine esquire did grant
the same to Robert Wood of Rowton a friend in trust for the
services & rents therein expressed. Item I give & bequeath
to the children of William Holbroke & of Susan his wiffe xxs.
Item to the children of John Wood & Magdalen his wiffe
xxs. Item I give and bequeath to the children of Thomas
Fferrington & of Elisabeth his wiffe xxs. And to Ales
Fferrington the daughter of Thomas Fferrington five shillings.
Item I give & bequeath to the children of Thomas Davies of
Broseley pishe before mentioned xxs. All my legacies bequeathed to
my cozens children my will is shall lawfully bee imployed to their
best behoofe & pfitt by buying sheepe for them or other wise as
their parents thinke most comotious for them, And their parents to
give their acquittance att the receipt of the money. Item all the
rest of my goodes cattle a chattels of what nature or quallitye
soever they bee my legacies debts & funeral charges first paied
out of the whole I give and bequeath to Joane my wiffe And
doe ordeyne & constitute the said Joane my wiffe my sole &
only executrix of this my last will & desire Robert Wood of
Rowton & Richard Mathew of Aston to bee overseers of this
my last will that itt may bee pformed according to my minde &
meaning hearein expressed. In wittnes whereof I have heareunto sett
my hand & seale the day and yeare before written.
John and Elizabeth had the following children:
christened 27 January 1595; married William Holbroke of High
2. George, christened 3 December 1598 in High
Ercall, "of London", chandler.
christened 1 August 1602 in High Ercall; married John Wood of
Rowton 15 May 1628 in High Ercall.
christened 4 January 1606 in High Ercall; married Thomas
Ferrington 12 October 1626 in High Ercall.
Baptism record for Elizabeth Wood in High Ercall: "Elizabeth
Woode daughter of John Woode of Rowton & Elizabeth his
wief ba: ye iiijth day 1606"
SOURCES: High Ercall parish register; will of George Wood,
vicar of High Ercall, 1644; will of Robert Wood of High
Ercall,husbandman, 1606; will of John Kylvert of High Ercall,
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
John Wood was born in about 1535 of High Ercall.
John died and was buried 16 October 1592 in High Ercall .
Burial record for John Wood in High Ercall:
"John Wood of Hatton the vickers father buried the
John and his wife had the following children:
, born in about 1565 in High Ercall; married 1)
Elizabeth Kylvert 18 September 1589 in High Ercall; married 2)
Elizabeth Smalwood 25 November 1593 in High Ercall; buried
buried 7 December 1637 in High Ercall.
, born in about 1570; became vicar of High
Ercall; married 1) Susan who died in 1606, 2) Joane; George died
1644 in High Ercall, leaving a will; buried 28 April 1644 in
SOURCES: High Ercall parish register; will
of George Wood, vicar of High Ercall, 1644; www.findmypast.com.