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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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 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 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. 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 20 Aug 2018 at 21:02 GMT Avis (Guldenpfennig) Paskey wrote:

Thanks for the link to the New Member-How to pages.

On 20 Aug 2018 at 06:47 GMT Paula Edwards wrote:

I do appreciate your quick response.

On 19 Aug 2018 at 12:48 GMT Jeffrey Linamen wrote:

Thanks for helping me get started.

On 19 Aug 2018 at 03:01 GMT A. T. Ritter wrote:

Thank you Gilly for your welcome greeting. This website is much like Disney World.....I am in awe!

On 18 Aug 2018 at 00:12 GMT Alan Pearce wrote:

Thanks for your welcome, Gilly, seems we are of the same vintage, it was a good year.

Trying to get info on Robilliard ancestry from the Channel Islands, who migrated to Australia........

On 17 Aug 2018 at 04:55 GMT Sabrina Pannu wrote:

Hello Gilly, thank you for the welcome!

On 16 Aug 2018 at 20:55 GMT Georgia (Kuffer) Bass wrote:

thank you for such a kind welcome..

On 14 Aug 2018 at 17:46 GMT M. Stone wrote:

Thank you for your kind welcome greeting, Gilly!

On 14 Aug 2018 at 04:22 GMT Rita Jobling wrote:

Hi Gilly,I am looking for descendants of William Jobling who was tarred and feathered and left to die in Jarrow.

I can go back as far as 1896 to my Great Grandfather....Thanks

On 9 Aug 2018 at 20:51 GMT David Ogden wrote:


Thank you for the welcome. I am looking for information on my mother's side of the family. I already have quite a bit of information with even more missing parts I'd like to fill. When I can go as far as I can I'll be looking at my father's side of the family.

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