William Wood, husband of Anne Kinson, may be the William Wood, butcher, who was buried at Doncaster in April 1673.[1] He may also be the William baptised at Doncaster in 1598/99, son of Simon Wood. However, there were other William Woods in the same period and area.


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WILLIAM WOOD married on 12 February 1627/28 at Doncaster, ANN KINSON,[2] daughter of William Kinson.[3] Ann was baptised on 6 January 1607/08 at Doncaster.[4]


Children of William and Ann (Kinson) Wood:[5]

                i               DOROTHY WOOD, bap 10 May 1629, Doncaster,[6] bur 19 Dec 1700, Doncaster;[7] m 1 May 1651, Doncaster, ROBERT WELLS[8] (see here).

                ii              WILLIAM WOOD, butcher, bap 20 Nov 1639, Doncaster;[9] m 4 Feb 1667/68, Doncaster, MARY (          ) WRIGHT.[10]

[1] A chancery case of 1675 refers to Robert Wells and William Wood of Doncaster, butchers, with William then being “lately dead” (National Archives, C 6/215/88). However, it is not certain whether this was Robert’s father-in-law or his brother-in-law of the same name.

[2] Doncaster parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[3] Will of William Kingstone, dated 25 Mar 1649, proved May 1649 (Borthwick Institute). The will uses the spelling Kingstone for the surname, although William’s burial entry in the Doncaster parish registers uses Kinson, as do many of the other entries for the family.

[4] Doncaster parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk). The Doncaster registers record the burial of Anne, wife of William Wood, on 29 Dec 1644. However, the will of William Kinson, written in 1649, leaves a legacy to his daughter Anne Wood as if she was still living, so the 1644 burial entry would appear to relate to a different person.

[5] The will of William Kinson mentions “my daughter Woods two Children”.

[6] Doncaster parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[7] Doncaster bishop’s transcripts (online at www.findmypast.co.uk); will dated 21 Sep 1699, proved 29 Jan 1700/01 (Borthwick Institute).

[8] Doncaster parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[9] Doncaster parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[10] Doncaster parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk); John William Clay, ed., Paver’s Marriage Licences, vol. 2 (Worksop, 1911), 118.