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Edith Ramsay WOOD (1854-1912)

Biographical Details

Edith Ramsay Wood (1854-1912) was the cousin of Eugénie Sladden (née Mourilyan).

Edith Wood was born on 20th May 1854 in Dum Dum, Bengal, India, the second of four children of Thomas Wood, a Clerk in Holy Orders, by his second wife, Sophia (née Goldie).  Edith had three half-siblings, all born in Bengal in the 1840s; their mother, Georgina, had died in 1847 a year after the birth of her youngest child, Thomas.

By 1861, the Wood family were back in England and living in Speen, Berkshire.  Edith’s mother died in 1862 when she was about six years old.  Her father married again the following year, and they later moved to Sandwich in Kent where St Ninians, the Wood family home, was located on Strand Street.

At the time of the 1881 and 1891 census, Edith was living with her father and step-mother at Northbourne Rectory.  After her father’s death in 1894, the Woods had to leave the Rectory.

In 1911, Edith and her widowed step-mother were staying with William and Clarissa Stott (Isabelle’s niece) at Chandlers Ford, Hampshire.

Edith died there on 27th January 1912, aged 57, a month before her step-mother.

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