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Alexander Wood d 1906 Yankalilla

Just thinking about it. If they update their records annually, say.. It would be unlikely that she would still be on it in 1925 :rolleyes:


EDIT: But as you say, nothing else leaping out..

Dob listed for 10 children.

Looks as though the answer will not have to wait until I look at the books at the SLNSW. Possibly nothing in Australian records that lists his father's name.

From the format of those I can say the details were from the books.

Marriage between Alexander Wood (Aged : 26, born circa 1827, Status : Single, Father : unrecorded), and Augusta Weylandt (Aged : 15, born circa 1838, Status : Single, Father : unrecorded), at St John Church Adelaide on the 28/1/1853. Source - South Australian Marriages 1842 - 1916, Book/Page - 15/275 - District Code - Ade.

Death Registration name : WOOD, Alexander. Died : 11/9/1906 in Yankalilla, South Australia at age 85 years. Relative listed as (not recorded). Status : -. Residence listed as : Yankalilla. Symbol : -. Source : South Australian Deaths 1842 - 1915, Book : 320, Page 221, District Code :Yan
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Just thinking about it. If they update their records annually, say.. It would be unlikely that she would still be on it in 1925 :rolleyes:


EDIT: But as you say, nothing else leaping out..

Not updated annually Geoff. Rolls not issued every year. Made up to date could be Oct or Nov the preceeding year. Example for NSW up to 1989.

NSW 1903, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1933, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940 Sup, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 Sup, 1984, 1988, 1989

Currently fiche are available for the years issued between 1989 and 2008 but I've been told that no more fiche will be produced. Several four-year gaps.

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Just up, thanks for beavering away on this Dave and Geoff. The one on the 41 in Yorkshire is a millwright. There is one a soldier in Chatham too and an ag lab in Derbyshire. None look right. So perhaps the one Ellie found with father William in Jed, a mason, is he. He doesn't seem to be there in 1851 which would fit. But names of girls don't seem to fit with a Catherine Oliver.

Will keep searching the "Scotch" papers. Hate that term! And look for Alexander the mason in Scotland in 1851 in case he has just moved.

Only found one other thing, Barbara.

On one shipping record he is just Alex Wood.

YANKALILLA, September 17 - An old
and highly respected resident of this dis-
trict, Mr. Alexander Wood, died on Tues-
day at the age of 85 years. He was born at
Jedburgh, Scotland. At 18 years of age
he went to England and began life as an
engineer and surveyor.

Would have expected to find him in England in 1841.

Only seems to be 4x in England and none fit.

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No, if you don't mind having a look when you are at the SLNSW but otherwise think I am stuck. One in Jed most likely, taking story with a pinch of salt as dates might be out or he may not have gone to England at all.

Thanks for all the help, everyone
I'll check next time I'm at SLNSW.

One piece in Trove had him working as a surveyor on roads.

In South Australia.

Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904) Sat 24 Nov 1855 Page 8 YANKALILLA.
The Clerk was requested to write to Mr. Alexander
Wood to mark deviation of a road through Mr. White's
section; the ground, to be shown him on the map by
one of the Councillors.

Adelaide Times (SA : 1848 - 1858 ) Thu 5 Nov 1857 Page 3 DISTRICT COUNCILS.
Mr Alexander Wood was paid a cheque for £8 8s. for surveying.

The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889) Thu 11 Nov 1858 Page 3 YANKALILLA.
The Clerk was directed to write to Mr. Alexander Wood in
reference to the survey of the new road through Mr Gardner's land.

South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Mon 2 Nov 1874 Page 7 DISTRICT COUNCILS.
Mr. Alexander Wood reappointed Overseer of Works at increased salary.
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Not just oranges. :)


Mr. Alexander
Wood, of Woodvale, Yankalilla, has an arrangement
of cases covered with bine glazed cloth
upon which he exhibits specimens of the wines
he has manufactured from the produce of his
own vineyard. He also shows cases of dried
pears, dried apples, dried plums, and dried
apricots. All these fruits have been grown in
the Woodvale vineyard.