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 their 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.

Digital Afterlife

19th January 2018

In the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up having to be deleted. In the event of my death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my family members or to any of the other wonderful WikiTreers who have collaborated with me.

My own personal profile will be left to Eowyn and Julie or if they are not available then to any such trusted WikiTree Leaders to tend and weed. Please note that I shamelessly copied much of this paragraph from Mags Gaulden whom I admire for so very many reasons. -Gilly


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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 18 Mar 2018 at 09:12 GMT Charmaine (Celliers) Van der Walt wrote:

Thank you for adding me, much appreciated

On 17 Mar 2018 at 01:00 GMT Gail Crazythunder wrote:

Thank you. I have absolutely no idea where to begin with finding my father’s dad’s side of the family. I seem to be from a different workd as I had my dna test from 23andme post but no matches on this site. Crazythunder is an adopted name, I am only blood relative with one person with the last name Crazythunder. Thank you fir the message.

Take Care, Gail

On 16 Mar 2018 at 04:25 GMT Douglas Dickey wrote:

Thanks for the add. I look forward to digging back into my genealogy. Unfortunately, I no longer have a Gedcom file, but there is plenty of family information I can fill in the blanks to.

On 16 Mar 2018 at 02:19 GMT Scott Kerns wrote:

Hi, Gilly. I am new here and new to the site. I am having trouble understanding how to use the Gedcom file i uploaded from my tree. I don't see how it can be used in any way. Do I have to reenter ALL information in order to reconstruct my tree on Wikitree? Thanks.

On 15 Mar 2018 at 07:43 GMT Trisha Davenport wrote:

Thanks Gilly for the welcome!!!

On 14 Mar 2018 at 06:53 GMT Bonnie (Smith) Piper wrote:

Thank you Gilly for the welcome. I need a few days to get my feet wet and explore then will start adding information Thanks again!

On 14 Mar 2018 at 04:03 GMT J. Billick wrote:

thanks for the greeting Gilly. I do have one question right now... do you have forms on here for doing genealogy?

On 13 Mar 2018 at 05:54 GMT Janet (Hester) Stokes wrote:

Thanks Gilly for welcoming me and the offer of help.

On 12 Mar 2018 at 21:33 GMT G.Dianne (Henry) Wehrman wrote:

Gilly, G.Dianne here - just found your welcome again. Sent a private email already but wanted to comment & thank you here... I'm thinking we are in different time zones to say the least. Will look forward to some tweeks to my methods.

On 12 Mar 2018 at 12:37 GMT Kathleen Hayes wrote:

Thanks for the welcome Gilly,

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Queen Elizabeth II Gilly is 24 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 22 degrees from Lance Martin, 26 degrees from Oscar Wilde and 18 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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