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James Wood (1783 - 1857)

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Commander James Wood
Born in Southampton, Hampshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Regent's Park, St Pancras, Middlesex, Englandmap
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When James Wood was born on January 20, 1783, in Southampton, Hampshire, his father, Starr, was 22 and his mother, Jane, was 27.

He married Sarah Clegg and they had three children together.

He was then gifted as a concubine Matarena WAITANGI, and they had one daughter.

He died on April 10, 1857, at the age of 74.

Commander James Wood is noted for being the Captain of the HMS Buffalo which took convicts to Australia, then went on to New Zealand to load up with Kauri spars for the return trip.[1]


Islands, P., Marina, T., Accolades, A., Events, N., Us, A., Well, B. and CHAT, C. (2016). The HMS Buffalo: Part Three. [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016]. (2016). [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016]. (2016). Fort Victoria Journal: Commander Wood. [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016]. (2016). Convict Ship - Buffalo 1837 . [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016]. (2016). Convict Ship - Buffalo 1840 . [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016].

  1. (2016). HMS Buffalo (1813). [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016].

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