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Nicholas Wood (Atwood)

Birthplace: Sanderstead, Surrey, England
Death: Died in Sanderstead, Surrey, England
Place of Burial: St Martin-in-the-Field, Westminister, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hewson Atwood and Margaret Atwood
Husband of Olive Buck
Father of Harman Atwood; Oliver Atwood; Susanna Atwood; John "Older" Johannes Atwood; Nicholas Atwood and 7 others
Brother of Margaret Hicks; Richard Atwood; John Attwood; Atwood; Thomas Atwood and 2 others

Occupation: Served Queen Elizabeth after the secod year of her reign. He was the Assistant Sergeant of the Queen's Carriages, with his coursin, John Ownstead as Sergeant., Assistant Sergeant of the Queen's Carriages
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About Nicholas Wood

Nicholas Atwood

  • Born  Abt 1539  Sanderstead Court, Surrey, England   [1] 
  • Died  10 May 1586  Sanderstead Court, Surrey, England   [2] 
  • Buried  14 May 1586  St. Martin's Parish, Sanderstead, England   [2] 
  • Father  John "Hewson" Atwood,   b. Abt 1490, Sanderstead, Surrey, England ,   d. Mar 1562, St. Martin-in-the-field, London, England  
  • Mother  Margaret Grenville,   d. 1558, , Surrey, England  


  1. Olive Harman,   b. 1548,   d. 1603 Married  30 Jan 1569  St. Martins Parish, Sanderstead, England   [3] 


  1.   1. Johanem John Atwood,   b. 04 Feb 1582, Gutton, Sanderstead, Surrey, England ,   d. Between 1619 and 1673
  2.   2. Alice Atwood,   b. Jan 1574, St. Martins, or St. Martin-Field, London, England (not Alice Mullins)
  3.   3. Harman Atwood,   b. Nov 1570,   d. Dec 1653, Sanderstead Court, Surrey, England
  4.   4. Susan Atwood,   b. Abt 1575
  5.   5. Johannes John Atwood,   b. Abt 1576,   d. Bef Sep 1644, Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts
  6.   6. Nicholas Atwood,   b. Abt 1578,   d. Abt 1602
  7.   7. Thomas Atwood,   b. 04 Jul 1579, Westminster, Middlesex, England ,   d. Aft 1643
  8.   8. Jacobus James Atwood,   b. Abt 1580,   d. Bef 1643
  9.   9. Derick Atwood,   b. Abt 1582,   d. Abt 1583
  10.   10. Richard Atwood,   b. Abt 1584,   d. Abt 1603/04, Elstree, England
  11.   11. Oliver Atwood,   b. Abt 1572,   d. Bef 1586


There Is No Proof That Nicolas's Daughter Alice Was Married To William Mullins.

The Atwood family were benefactors to the Sanderstead Parish Church which was adjacent to their home, and John Atwood (Atwodde) and his wife, Denys, have a brass plaque in the church dated 1525. John’s grand son, Nicholas Wood-Atwood, who died in 1586, is identified as “of Sandersted Corte who served quene Elizabeth sens the second yearr of her rayne” on his brass in the church (Stephanson 1919). Several secondary sources cite the story that Queen Elizabeth I spent the night at Sanderstead Court while Nicholas Wood was the owner. - From Wikipedia entry for Sanderstead Court


  • "The ancestry of one Atwood family" by Charles A. Atwood.  Antioch, Ohio, 1965.  Page 3.
  • * Atwood, Elijah Francis, Ye Atte Wode Annals, p 5. Nicholas Atwood, or Wood, was born before 1539, hence probably at Sanderstead Court.
  • * Atwood, Elijah Francis, Ye Atte Wode Annals, p 5. Nicholas died May 10, 1586, in Sanderstead and was buried in St. Martin's, May 14, according to the two parish registers, though his brass says he was buried May 12, in Sanderstead Church, evidently a guess of his grandson, Harman 2d.
  • * Atwood, Elijah Francis, Ye Atte Wode Annals, p 5. Jan. 30, 1569, at St. Martin's he married Olive Harman, 1548-1603, daughter and heiress of James Harman.
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Nicholas Wood's Timeline

Sanderstead, Surrey, England
January 30, 1569
Age 30
St. Martin, London London,England
January 30, 1570
Age 31
London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Nycholas "Wood" married Olive Harman at St. Martin of the Field (recorded variant in name spelling -- the name in old English is AtteWode, or "at the wood".

He also served Queen Elizabeth I after the second year of her reign. His position was undoubtedly that of Asst. Sergeant of the Queen's Carriages, with his cousin, John Ownstead as Sergeant.

When in the country, they resided at Court Farm, and here one night when roads were especially bad and the queen returning from one of her trips, she spent the night at Court Farm. The Greshams held the court itself, but were Catholic, so Elizabeth preferred to stop with Nycholas.

Children were: Harman, Oliver, Alice, Susan, Johannes, Nicholas, Thomas, Jacobus (James), Johanem (John), Derick and Richard.

August 28, 1572
Age 33
St Martin in the Fields, London, , England
July 16, 1575
Age 36
St. Martin's, Surrey Co, England
January 4, 1576
Age 37
St. Martin's, Surrey, England
Age 39
St. Martin In The Field, Westminister, Middlesex, England
July 4, 1579
Age 40
St. Martin, London, London, England
January 30, 1581
Age 42
Sanderstead, Surrey, , England
February 4, 1582
Age 43
St. Martin's, Surrey Co, England