Geoffrey is seem in source material as Geoffrey atte Wode. The "atte" is a prefix of Saxon origin which means "at the", "of" or "in". The term "Wode" is Saxon and middle English for "wood", as in "forest", not timber. Thus Geoffrey atte Wode would be Geoffrey at the Wood. However the use of the term "wood" as a name at the time, Middle English, was derogatory and implied a person not in control of themselves. Thus the name, for the period, is best as Peter Wode. Today variants would be seen as Atwood, Wood, Woods and Wode.
Geoffrey became a Sergeant at Arms to King Edward III.
Sir William and both of his sons (Geoffrey and Richard) accompanied the army on their invasion of France.
Based on subsequent land transactions in England, it appears possible that both Sir William and his son Geoffrey were killed in the French campaign in 1346, (possibly at the Battle of Crecy).
It was August 26, 1346 when Geoffrey passed away during battle in the French campaign of 1346. He was buried PLACE OF BURIAL, CEMETERY NAME.
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