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 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 Jun 2018 at 08:15 GMT Wumf Brewer wrote:

Thanks. Can I now add information to Myhill family tree

On 18 Jun 2018 at 07:52 GMT Andrea Jones wrote:

Thank you Gilly! I look forward to being part of the WikiTree Community

On 15 Jun 2018 at 15:58 GMT David Smith wrote:

Thanks for your greeting. It will take a while to trawl through all this info but when I do I'll be in touch. Thanks again

On 14 Jun 2018 at 03:35 GMT M McKay wrote:

Thank you for your welcome to the group! Right now, I am lost. It will take me awhile to figure this out. Best with me! M McKay

On 12 Jun 2018 at 19:02 GMT Kim (Leadbetter) Picard wrote:

Hi Gilly! Thanks for reaching out. I am new (as you know) to the website and the "Geneology game". I am looking for birth family, but don't know all that much. I have put up posts with the info I do know. I am trying to upload from My heritage my raw DNA profile to see of I can find other matches here. Do u tho k u can help me with that?

On 12 Jun 2018 at 04:50 GMT Cindy Charlebois wrote:

Thank you, Gilly! The instructions you sent to merge the two "Cher Charlebois" worked! :) I appreciate the help :)

On 10 Jun 2018 at 21:28 GMT Cindy Charlebois wrote:

Hello, Gilly! Thanks for welcoming me to the site and offering to help. I do have a problem; somehow I created two Cher Charlebois (my sibling) and I haven't figured out how to delete one of them. Can you help?

On 6 Jun 2018 at 10:40 GMT Joan (Williams) Whitaker wrote:

Hi Gilly,

We now have a new Sourcerers Team Page for the England Project. Pease take a look. Let me know if you have any Brick Wall ancestors that you would like adding to the list.

Regards Joan

On 6 Jun 2018 at 04:59 GMT Karen (Bertram) Lacey Mrs wrote:

Hi Gilly, Thanks for the welcome. Have only just discovered this site and have so much to learn. Looking forward to finding my way around and discovering some history. Regards Karen

On 5 Jun 2018 at 19:03 GMT Fay (Satherly) Crosbie wrote:

Thanks for that gilly i will try it. I always have to practise lots(lol)at anything new before i get the hang of things. Im getting older i guess. Thanks again.

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