Gillian Marielle Wood

Gilly Wood

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Gilly M. Wood aka Elliston
Born 1940s.
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Gilly is the daughter of Brigadier Lionel Johnson Wood, C.B.E. Her involvement in Genealogical Research began with encouragement and assistance from her older brother, a Professional Genealogist in London.

She was born in 1947 in Sussex, England. The family moved to Austria in 1950 to join her father who was there commanding troops. In Austria they lived first in Millstatt, Spittal, and later moved to Vienna, after which they returned to Sussex, England before moving to Claygate in Surrey.

After their home in Surrey was sold they said our goodbyes and from Southampton embarked on the RMS Rangitoto bound for New Zealand via the Panama Canal visiting Curacao and Pitcairn Island on route. (The original intended route via the Suez had to be abandoned in view of the unrest in that region at the time).

By the time she had reached her teens Gilly had attended a total of nine different schools!

She was married to Gordon Noel Elliston as his 2nd wife. They were married at the Genfield Salvation Army Citadel in Auckland, New Zealand. Their daughter and three grandchildren were born in New Zealand.

Gordon's Profile is here [1]

In 1992, when Hong Kong was leased to Britain, Gilly and her daughter travelled there to stay with Gilly's brother Dick and his wife who lived at that time on the Island in Stanley Bay.

They joined Gilly and her daughter as they travelled from Hong Kong to Thailand, [although on separate planes], first to Pattaya, then to Bangkok after which Gilly and her daughter journeyed on to England.

In 2004 Gilly bought a house in Lancashire. In 2009 she bought a Static Caravan at Riverside Caravan Centre in Bognor Regis, Sussex and she travelled back and forth between England and New Zealand.


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Gilly is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Direct Line Mother's Side Percival de Vaux Butler
Cousins, Mother's Side Alexander Temple Cox
Ancestors Direct Line - Mother's Side William Deane
Ancestors Direct Line
Ancestors Diect Line - Mother's Side Robert William Elliston
Direct Line Ancestors
Ancestors Direct Line - Mother's Side
Ancestors - Direct Line (Sussex, England) - Father's Side
Ancestors Direct Line - Father's Side
Ancestors Direct Line (Sussex) - Father's Side Joan Ireland
Ancestors Direct Line William Johnson
Ancestors Direct Line - Father's Side James Mills
Ancestors Direct Line - Mother's Side John Munday
Cousins George Hubert olliver
Ancestors Direct Line (Somerset, England) Father's Side Thomas Salmon
Ancestors Direct Line - Mother's Side
Ancestors Direct Line Mother's Side Henry Sherman
Cousins Mother's Side Diana Frances Spencer
Descended from John Edward Cox/ Elliston Heritage Lines - Mother's Side
Ancestors Direct Line Father's Side George Johnson Wood


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On 14 Dec 2017 at 22:54 GMT Rebecca Lynn Welch wrote:

Thank you for the warm greeting. I'm very new at this but I hope to learn more as I go forward from here.


On 12 Dec 2017 at 07:02 GMT Allan Austin wrote:

Hi i have only just joined and im trying to add my parents who are both listed on this site but all i get is "Sorry, you cannot add an existing person as a family member unless you are in their Trusted List.

Click here to request to be in Patricia Austin's list" niether of then have profile managers to ask.

On 10 Dec 2017 at 00:22 GMT Rob Hallenbeck IV wrote:

I'm stuck. Can't seem to get started on WikiTree. Can't add to or edit my profile. Please help.

On 7 Dec 2017 at 23:32 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi Gilly ~ waving Hello ( old greeter freind) !

On 7 Dec 2017 at 08:31 GMT Diane (Wilburn) Redden wrote:

Thank you for welcoming me. I'm just learning how to search .

On 6 Dec 2017 at 07:42 GMT Mary Stanley wrote:

Thank you for the warm welcome. I am very grateful for this wonderful site and all that it offers.

On 2 Dec 2017 at 15:27 GMT Star Kline wrote:

Congratulations! I see you just became a Pilot in the G2G forum. Thank you for your participation in the forum.

On 29 Nov 2017 at 07:11 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Gilly

I’m the new Project Coordinator for the England Project. I am contacting you, as there have been some recent changes to the project which we are keen to bring to your attention. Please look at the England Project page for more information on the changes and the ways members are able to actively contribute moving forward. Once you have considered how you would like to participate, please contact either myself or Susie to let us know. We can then list your involvement, help you join the Google group forum for England, and give you any other help you may need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you do not wish to be a part of the England Project for the time being. We really hope you will join the team! Gillian

On 25 Nov 2017 at 07:27 GMT Joey Kilker wrote:

Thank you for the nice welcome.

On 25 Nov 2017 at 06:40 GMT William Burns wrote:

Thank you for the quick approval!

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