FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN WOOD AND
ELIZABETH SMALWOOD


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.



John
        Wood marriage

Marriage record for John Wood and Elizabeth Kylvert in High Ercall: "John Woode of Rowton & Elizabeth Kylvert of Hatton wed xviij"



Elizabeth must have died, and John married again to another Elizabeth - Elizabeth Smalwood 25 November 1593 in High Ercall.


Elizabeth Smalwood marriage

Marriage record for John Wood and Elizabeth Smalwood:
"John Wood of Rowtown & Elizabeth Smalwood wed in Dreyton the xxvth day"


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 brother.


John died and was buried 7 December 1637 in High Ercall, as "an old man and brother to the vicar".


John
        Wood burial

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:

George
        Wood will

The will of George Wood, vicar, 1644 leaving a bequest to Elizabeth Wood


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:


1. Susan, christened 27 January 1595; married William Holbroke of High Ercall.


2. George, christened 3 December 1598 in High Ercall, "of London", chandler.


3. Magdalen, christened 1 August 1602 in High Ercall; married John Wood of Rowton 15 May 1628 in High Ercall.


*4. Elizabeth, christened 4 January 1606 in High Ercall; married Thomas Ferrington 12 October 1626 in High Ercall.


Elizabeth Wood
          baptism

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, 1589; www.findmypast.com.


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FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN WOOD




John Wood was born in about 1535 of High Ercall.


John died and was buried 16 October 1592 in High Ercall .


John Wood burial

Burial record for John Wood in High Ercall:
"John Wood of Hatton the vickers father buried the xvith day"




John and his wife had the following children:


*1. John, 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.



2. George, 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 High Ercall.




SOURCES: High Ercall parish register; will of George Wood, vicar of High Ercall, 1644; www.findmypast.com.