Gilly Wood

Gilly Wood

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Gilly M. Wood aka Elliston
Born 1940s.
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Sister of [private brother (1930s - unknown)], [private sister (1940s - unknown)] and
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Mother of [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 31 Dec 2012 | Last significant change: 7 Dec 2018
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Gilly Wood was born in , England.
This user is a native speaker of English.

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 the family lived first in Millstatt, Spittal, and later moved to Vienna, after which the family returned to Sussex, England before moving to Claygate in Surrey.

After the home in Surrey was sold the family 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 Glenfield 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.

I place the profiles I manage into the caring hands of the Wikitree Admin. If any member(s) of my family have the desire to continue what I have started, I ask that they be allowed to manage those profiles and have the guidance to continue in the proper manner. Any locked profiles that I manage I believe to contain only information that can be found on the internet, so they may be dealt with as privacy would allow. It is often said the camera does not lie - well it does in this case because in the Private View of my Profile (that will be open after my death) -my eyes are shown as brown - but they are not brown they are most definitely blue.


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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 7 Dec 2018 at 06:06 GMT Suzanne Logan wrote:

Thank you, Gilly for the email. And Iam looking forward to utilizing WikiTree. I’m so glad I found this site.

On 6 Dec 2018 at 16:07 GMT Harold Marvin wrote:

Hi Gilly, thank you so much for a very nice and warm welcome.

One quick question. While signing up yesterday I provided my DNA test data but I have yet to see an acknowledgement. Should I re-submit it?

Thank You, Harold

On 4 Dec 2018 at 13:07 GMT Simon Lant wrote:

Thanks for the welcome

On 4 Dec 2018 at 03:02 GMT Stanley Moses wrote:

I tried to upload a GEDCOM, but failed with the note: File to large.

On 3 Dec 2018 at 09:07 GMT Andrea (Morgenroth) Munro wrote:

Thank you for your greeting :)

On 3 Dec 2018 at 08:20 GMT Larry Brown wrote:

With all those relationships we should be related some where in all of this. What a huge task. Thank you for helping

On 26 Nov 2018 at 02:42 GMT Wayne Reynolds wrote:

Hello Gilly, i’m new at this and I’m learning my way around in WikiTree. The DNA is very interesting to me. Thank you for greeting me and I’m sure I’ll have some question for you in the future.

On 21 Nov 2018 at 12:56 GMT Dawn Tanner wrote:

hi, Gilly~ Thanks for your welcome. I'm new to this site and wondering how to use it. Any suggestions? I've updated my 23&me info, and have Ancestry. Is there a way to import a tree from another site?

On 20 Nov 2018 at 18:07 GMT Loni (Osborn) Brock wrote:

Thank you for being my first contact! I am very excited to explore my ancestry and hopefully help others as I get better at finding my way around. :*

On 20 Nov 2018 at 03:40 GMT Cheryl Brindle-Jones wrote:

I have found out so much already about my family history. This is a wonderful site and so easy to use. Thanks for the welcome

Cheryl Brindle-Jones (nee Strong)

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