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Geoffrey Atte Wode

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Coulsdon, Greater London, England
Death: August 26, 1346 (49)
Crécy-en-Ponthieu, Picardie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Atte Wode; William Atte Wode; Julianna Attewode and Juliana Atte Wode
Husband of Anisia Atte Wode and Anisia Atte Wode
Father of Peter Atte Wode, I and Petronilla Atte Wode
Brother of William Atte Wode; Peter Atte Wode; Joanne Atte Wode; Alice Atte Wode; John Attewode and 2 others

Occupation: Sergeant of Arms to the King
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Geoffrey Atte Wode

Parents: SIR WILLIAM ATTE WODE and JULIANA.

Assumed to be eldest son because of his connection with Hooley House as possessor of the estate. A Sergeant of Arms to the King.

Peter Atte Wode was probably born in Coulsdon in Surrey (now Greater London) according to Manning and Bray's History of Surrey. The precise date of his birth is not known, but it is presumed to have been sometime before 1325. His father was Geoffrey Atte Wode (Abt 1297-1346), a Sergeant at Arms to Edward III and his mother was Anisia


GEOFFREY ATTE WODE(1) was born about 1297 in COULSDON, SURREY, ENGLAND. He died on 26 Aug 1346 in COULSDON, SURREY, ENGLAND. HIS ESTATE WAS HOOLEY HOUSE, WHICH IN 1360 WAS FINED 46 POUNDS IN ADDITION TO A REGULAR TAX ON ONE 40TH OF A KNIGHT'S PAY, BECAUSE IT WAS PURCHASED WITHOUT CONSENT OF THE KING (A SORT OF EX POST FACTO SCHEME OF THE KING TO RAISE MONEY), IN 1346, IN THE YEAR OF THE REIGN OF EDWARD THE THIRD, "INQUISTIO POSST MORTEM GALFRIDUS (GEOFFREY) ATTE WODE" ...... LAND IN MANOR OF "GULLESDEN" (COULSDON). THE LATIN MEANS THAT THE FINE WAS PAID AFTER THE DEATH OF GEOFFREY ATTE WODE, PROBABLY IN 1360 AS STATED ABOVE.

THERE IS A NOTE THAT STATES GEOFFREY MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED OR FELL AT THE BATTLE OF CRECY. FELL ? DOES THIS MEAN WOUNDED AND THEN DIED LATER ON, ON DATE THAT IS NOTED. BATTLE OF CRECY TOOK PLACE IN FRANCE AROUND 1345, WHEN THE KING INVADED FRANCE.

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Geoffrey Atte Wode was killed in the french campaign at the battle of Crecy 8/26/1346.


Geoffrey is seem in source material as Geoffrey atte Wode. The "atte" is a prefix of Saxon origin which means "at the", "of" or "in". The term "Wode" is Saxon and middle English for "wood", as in "forest", not timber. Thus Geoffrey atte Wode would be Geoffrey at the Wood. However the use of the term "wood" as a name at the time, Middle English, was derogatory and implied a person not in control of themselves. Thus the name, for the period, is best as Peter Wode. Today variants would be seen as Atwood, Wood, Woods and Wode.

Biography Geoffrey is the son of William Atte Wode and Juliana Unknown. He is thought, due to life events, to have been born c. 1297.

Geoffrey became a Sergeant at Arms to King Edward III.

Sir William and both of his sons (Geoffrey and Richard) accompanied the army on their invasion of France.

Based on subsequent land transactions in England, it appears possible that both Sir William and his son Geoffrey were killed in the French campaign in 1346, (possibly at the Battle of Crecy).

It was August 26, 1346 when Geoffrey passed away during battle in the French campaign of 1346. He was buried PLACE OF BURIAL, CEMETERY NAME.

Sources

The Records of the Cranston family, available on ancestry.com although no source material has been verified. Wood genealogy and other family sketches : genealogical memoranda of a branch of the Wood family in England and America page 12

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Geoffrey Atte Wode's Timeline

1297
1297
Coulsdon, Greater London, England
1321
1321
Age 24
Coulsdon, Middlesex, England
1346
August 26, 1346
Age 49
Crécy-en-Ponthieu, Picardie, France
1364
1364
Age 49
Sanderstead, Surrey, England
1941
September 5, 1941
Age 49
1943
April 14, 1943
Age 49