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
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Ancestors Diect Line - Mother's Side Robert William Elliston
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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 26 Sep 2017 at 08:11 GMT Wendy Smith wrote:

Thank you so much for confirming me! Can't wait to get started!

On 4 Sep 2017 at 21:45 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Thank you for adding me to Obadiah Wheeler's trusted list.


On 22 Aug 2017 at 01:15 GMT Sharon Della Rocco wrote:

Thanks Gilly!

On 19 Aug 2017 at 18:35 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Gilly Wood is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 16 Aug 2017 at 19:10 GMT Anonymous Biggs wrote:

Hello Gilley - dang, I hate to keep throwing this statement at you or anyone - BUT, I have Not seen How to Sign the Honor Code. What step have I missed? I go to the Page and I see Nothing that says: Sign In or Sign Here.

Is computer jargon that far off for me? I think I have Clicked on about everything on that Page and Nothing has even Looked Like a Spot to Sign in! Am I going Blind? Ralph

On 14 Aug 2017 at 12:45 GMT Allen Drugge wrote:

Thanks Gilly for your welcome to Wikitree.

On 12 Aug 2017 at 22:06 GMT Anonymous Biggs wrote:

Hello Gilly - THANK YOU. * However, I'm having trouble getting Started! I've posted the three search criteria {What ever} and enter comments and entered then try to Sign Pledge, but get NO where! What gives?

Not sure what I've missed HELP - Ralph B

On 11 Aug 2017 at 02:08 GMT Jan (Finzel) Lochner wrote:

Thank you Gilly for the welcome. I have used & for tracing my family. This will be a new experience.


On 6 Aug 2017 at 18:01 GMT Michael Kelly wrote:

Thank you, Gilly, for welcoming me to WikiTree. I've been busy trying to get my profile established and family tree started. I do have ancestors who were participants in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the American Civil War but am not aware of any involved in wars with Native Americans.

On 5 Aug 2017 at 19:54 GMT Stephen Peterson wrote:


Thank you for your text welcoming me to Wiki Tree. I look forward to establishing my family tree working with you and other Wiki Tree members.

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