Thomas was born in 1772 and baptized 9 Feb 1772 at St John Horselydown,Bermondsey, Surrey, England. He passed away in 1840.  It is unclear at this point if Thomas was legally married but he had recognized children to three relationships and all are recognized in his will transcribed below. The document is a source on its own and provides proof of his family members.
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me THOMAS JAMES WOOD of the Island of Jersey Gentleman first I direct that all my just costs funeral and testamentary expenses may be duly paid and satisfied by my Executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give and devise all that my copiholds messuage or tenancy and premises situate in King Street Hammersmith in the County of Middlesex and acts by me under the manor of Fulham in the said County of Middlesex with the apports unto and to the use of my sister Nancy Wood of Kings Street Hammersmith aforesaid her heirs and assigns forever I also give and bequeath to my son Thomas James Wood otherwise Thomas James Ryan (by Lucy Ryan late of No 86 Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square in the said County of Middlesex but now deceased) now residing at Chertsey in the County of Surrey Watch Maker the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds Bank three and half percent reduced annuities and to each of my Sons and daughter Henry Wood otherwise Ryan Lucy Wood otherwise Ryan (now residing with me)and George Wood otherwise Ryan all also by the said Lucy Ryan deceased the like sum of two hundred and fifty pounds Bank three and half per cent reduced annuities being part of a larger sum in like annuities now standing in my name in the Books of the Govermore Company of the Bank of England and which I wish may be transferred to them immediately after my decease I also give and bequeath to each of my four children by Ann Stansbury now residing with me (that is to say) James William Stansbury(otherwise Wood) Nancy Stainsbury (otherwise Wood) Alfred Stansbury (otherwise Wood) and Edwin Stansbury (otherwise Wood) the like sum of two hundred and fifty pounds bank three and a half percent Reduced Annuities and to be transferred into the names of the said James William Stansbury(otherwise Wood) Alfred Stansbury (otherwise Wood) and Edwin Stansbury (otherwise Wood) when & as they shall respectively attain their ages of twenty one years & to the said Nancy Stansbury as when she shall attain the age of twenty one years or marry which shall first happen with benefit of survivourship among my last named four children in case they or any of them being a son or sons shall happen to depart this life under the age of twenty one years or my said daughter Nancy Stansbury shall happen to depart this life under the age of twenty one years without having been married and my will is and I so hereby direct that it shall and may be lawful for my said executors or the survivor of them his executors or advisors to pay and apply the dividends from time to time to arrive due on the said four several last mentioned sums of two hundred and fifty pounds Bank three and half per cent annuity as and when the same shall become due and payable for the maintenance and duration of my said last mentioned children until they shall become entitled to the principal of their respective legacies I also give and bequeath to Catherine Mc Carthy otherwise Wood of Camden Town in the said County of Middlesex the sum of three hundred pounds Bank three and half per cent reduced annuities and to care for her children Catherine Wood (otherwise McCarthy) Charles Wood (otherwise McCarthy) Joseph Wood (otherwise Mc Carthy) Emma Wood (otherwise McCarthy) and Louise Wood otherwise McCarthy the sum of one hundred pounds Bank three and a half per cent reduced annuities to be transferred to them as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I also give and bequeath to the said Ann Stansbury otherwise Wood now residing with me the sum of one thousand pounds Bank three and half per cent reduced annuities to be transferred to her immediately after my decease and I also give and bequeath to her the said Ann Stansbury all and
singular my household goods plate linen chinawearing apparel and other things which shall be upon or about my dwelling house in the Island of Jersey at the time of my decease to and for her own use and benefit absolutely And as to all the next residue and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever the same may be I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof to my said sister Nancy Wood her executors & administrators absolutely And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said sister Nancy Wood together with the said Ann Stansbury otherwise Wood and Thomas James Wood otherwise Ryan Executrixes and Executor of my said Will And I also nominate and appoint the said Ann Stansbury otherwise Wood the Guardian of my sons four children by her during their respective minorities and I hereby revoke and make void all former other Wills by me at anytime heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament Witness of I the said Thomas James Wood the Testator have to this my last will and contained in three sheets of paper to the first two sheets hereof set my hand and to this third and last sheet my hand and seal this third day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty four_ Thomas James Wood_?_Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Thomas James Wood the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the name Louisa having been first mentioned in the second? sheet – Tinmouth Devon/Dixon New Boswell Court__Thomas Moses__William Johnson
THIS IS A CODICIL to my last Will and Testament Will bears date the 3rd day of May 1837 I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Ryan formerly called Lucy Wood the legacy or sum of two hundred and fifty pounds in addition to all other bequests given and bequeathed to her by me in and by my last Will as witnessed my hand this 13th day of February 1837__Thomas James Wood__ in the presence of __G Wood
APPEARED PERSONALLY Nancy Wood of King Street Hammersmith in the County of Middlesex spinster and Ann Stansbury otherwise Wood of the Island of Jersey Spinster and the said Ann Stansbury otherwise Wood made Oath that she is one of the Executors named in the last Will and Testament with a codicil of Thomas James Wood late of the Island of Jersey aforesaid dated ^ ???? on the eighteenth day of March last and having been informed by the said deceased that his will was contained in his writing desk she on the day next after his decease looked for and found in the said desk a sealed packet superscribed “Last Will Care of Mrs Wood Hammersmith and that upon opening the said packet which she did in the presence of Lucy Wood otherwise Ryan spinster one of the children of the said deceased and by whom the same was again sealed up after ascertaining that the said Will did not contain any directions respecting the funeral of the said deceased she found contained in the envelope so superscribed to the said Will and Codicil now together in the said envelope hereunto annexed the said Will beginning thus This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas James Wood ending thus "In witness of the said Thomas James Wood the Testator have to this my Last Will and Testament in three sheets of paper to the first two sheets hereof set my hand and to the third and last sheet my hand and seal this third day of may in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and thirty four" and being thus subscribed 'Thomas James Wood' and the said codicil beginning thus This is a codicil to my last Will and Testament Will bears date the 3rd day of May 1837" ending thus "As witnessed my hand this 13th day of February 1837" and being thus subscribed "Thomas James Wood" and the further made oath that she believes the date of the said Will as ??writes?? in the said Codicil to wit 1837 was to ??writed?? therein entirely through error instead of “1834” and ^that the Said deceased intended that the said Codicil to the said Will bearing date of the 3rd Day of May 1834 and that she has made diligent search for but not found any other paper writing of a testamentary description of the said deceased and she further made Oath that she verily believes the said deceased left no testomentary paper whatever other than the said Will and Codicil and the said Nancy Wood for herself made Oath that she is the natural and lawful sister of the said deceased also one of th Executors and the Residuary Legatee named in the said Will that she knew and was well acquainted with the handwrit= ing and subscription of the said deceased having frequently seen him write and also write and subscribe his name and having now carefully reviewed and perused the said Codicil she lastly made Oath that she verily and in her conscience believes the whole body series and contents thereof together with the name Thomas James Wood subscribed thereto to be all of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said Thomas James Wood the Testator deceased__Nancy Wood__ ^ Ann Stansbury otherwise Wood on Wednesday 1 the first day of April 1840 the said Nancy Wood Spinster and Ann Stansbury other= wise Wood Spinster were severally duly sworn to the Oath of the aforesaid Affidavit Before me signed J Haggard ??? - ??? E Brickwood Notary Public
PROVED at London with a Codicil 7 th April 1840 before the worshipful John Maynard Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Nancy Wood Spinster the sister Ann Stansbury otherwise Wood Spinster and Thomas James Wood otherwise Ryan the Executors to whom Ad? was granted having been the first sworn only to Administer
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