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Nicholas Atwood (1538 - 1586)

Nicholas Atwood
Born in Sanderstead, Surrey, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 30 Jan 1569 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, Englandmap
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Died at about age 48 in Sanderstead, Surrey, Englandmap
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Nicholas Atwood: Did not immigrate to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1635.

He married January 30, 1570 at St Martin-In-The-Field, Westminster, Middlesex, England, and he died about 1586.

BIRTHPLACE: Sanderstead Court, Surrey, England
DEATHPLACE: St. Martin-in-the-Field, London, England
MARRIAGEPLACE: St. Martin-in-the-Field, London, England
Sources: Ye Atte Wode Annals B10F19 pt1 p5,7[1] ; St. Martin-in-the-Field Par Regis
Lond1 V25 p9-11,13,14,17,64,130; Sanderstead Par Regis Surr G2 pt2 p2,19; Hist &
Antiq of Surrey, Surr6 V2 p75,90,91.
Asst. Sergeant of the Queen


Date: 1539
Place: Sanderstead, Surrey, England
Source: #S-1991857879
Note (not found):


Date: 30 JAN 1568 OR 30 JAN 1569
Place: St Martin, In-the-Field, London, England


Date: 10 May 1586
Place: Sanderstead, Surrey, England
Source: #S-1991857879
Note: (Not Found)


Date: 12 May 1586
Place: Sanderstead, Surry, England
Place: St Martin, In The Field, London, England

Note 1

Note: Assistant Sergeant of the Queens Carriages
Note: Nicholas Atwood

Note 2

Note: 'Ye Atte Wode Annals' state: 'His brass related that he served Queen Elizabeth after the second year of her reign. His position was undoubtedly that of Assistant Sergeant of the Queen's Carriages, with his cousin, John Ownstead, as Sergeant.' He m. Olive, dau. and heir of John Harman; most of their children are on the parish register of Gatton and Sanderstead. 'When in the country, they resided at Court Farm and here one night when roads were specially bad and the Queen returning from one of her trips, she spent the night at Court Farm. The Greshams held the court itself but were Catholic, so Elizabeth preferred to stop with Nicholas.' He was buried in St. Martin's Church May 14 re: parish registers, but his brass states his burial was May 12 in Sanderstead Church ('evidently a guess of his grandson, Harman, 2nd').

Research Notes


FSFTID 9WBR-CYZ referenced in the original Atwood-1009 Gedcom load for Nicholas Atwood has been deleted from Family Search.


  1. Atwood: Part 1, Page 5, 7

See also:

  • jnesbitt (at), GEDCOM file imported on 28 Sep 1998 to
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998)
  • Ye Atte Wode annals, October 1929 : giving English history, descendants of Harman, Henry, John, Philip, Stephen, Thomas of Ipswich and Thomas of We
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: Author: Yates Publishing: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived
  • Source S-1991857879 Title: Millennium File: Author: Heritage Consulting: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2003.Original data - Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA:
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Ancestral File (R) (R) Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998


This profile is the result of many merges. The following record at least some of the previous profiles merged into Atwood-3:

  1. This person was created on 14 April 2010 through the import of Jamie 2010_2010-04-10.ged.
  2. This person was created through the import of Bwiki.ged on 03 April 2011.
  3. This person was created through the import of Dickinson Family Tree.ged on 31 March 2011.
  4. Sandra Tody-Johnson, firsthand knowledge.
  5. This person was created on 08 April 2011 through the import of HOWE(1).ged.
  6. WikiTree profile Atwood-371 created through the import of FAMILY 6162011.GED on Jun 20, 2011 by Michael Stephenson.
  7. WikiTree profile Atwood-446 created through the import of mike_walton_2011.ged on Aug 20, 2011 by Mike Walton.
  8. This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. Atwood-1009 was created by David Sylvester through the import of Snow-Higgins.ged on Jan 15, 2015.

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I'm a direct decedent of Henry Atwood/Wood. I would really like to prove he is the son of John Atwood AKA "The Leather Seller" and that they are from Sanderstead Court. My father has tested on FamilyTreeDNA and has done a Y-DNA test. All of our matches we can Identify, they point to Henry except one who points to Stephen. According to Elijah Francis John's son's Harmon and John were baptized in St. Martins. He stated there was no doubt that Stephen was their brother and little doubt of Henry. In hopes of one day proving the relation genetically I've created a new project at I would encourage all other descendants with an unbroken line to take a Y-DNA test and join the project.
posted by Sean Wood
John Wood

mentioned in the record of Jonathan Wood Name John Wood gender Male Wife / Son Jonathan Wood Other information in the record of Jonathan Wood from Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records Name Jonathan Wood Event Type Birth Event Date 26 Aug 1658 Event Place Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Gender Male Father's Name John Wood Mother's Name

"Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 February 2018), John Wood in entry for Jonathan Wood, 26 Aug 1658; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.

posted by [Living Snyder]
Wood-779 and Atwood-3 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse, as the recent G2G mentions this family varies their name between Atte Wode -> Attwood -> Wood -> Atwood. His sons John and Harmon were Atwood.
posted by Kirk Hess
Atwood-1009 and Atwood-3 appear to represent the same person because: I know these have been rejected as a match before, but some justification should be provided if rejected again. Thank you.
posted by Gregg Mulry
Atwood-3 and Atwood-700 appear to represent the same person because: Looks like the same person--same parents and spouse.
Hello Crayton, I noticed that you have a Nicholas Atwood who appears to be identical to another brother, Nicholas Atwood. Please consider a Merge. Thank you, Renee Malloy
posted by Renee Malloy Esq

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