John Wood of Attercliffe

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John Wood

Birthplace: Attercliffe, Sheffield parish, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: March 20, 1692 (61)
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of George Wood and Elizabeth Wood
Husband of Mary Wood and Mary Wood
Father of Esther Smalley; John Wood; Joseph Wood; Ester Smalley; Sarah Brearley and 2 others
Brother of Thomas Wood; Josephus Wood; Maria Wood; Sarah Wood; Thomas WOOD and 1 other

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About John Wood of Attercliffe

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Early settler of Pennsylvania. Large land owner in what is now Morrisville, PA. You can also read the online book about John and some of his descendants at:

Also see:

JOHN WOODS, of Alterdlife, in the parish of Shafeild, in

the county of Yorke, husbandman, arrived in the Delaware River in the Sheild, the Mr. Daniel Tods, in the 10th month 1678.

CHILDREN: John, Joseph, Esther, Mary, Sarah Woods.


"The ship-book of the " Shield " shows that he was a passenger on that boat with his five children — John, Joseph, Ester, Mary and Sarah. Nothing is said as to his wife, so I think it may fairly be assumed that she died prior to his departure for America, otherwise there would surely have been some reference to her in the ship's book." ~


John Wood settled temporarily on lands purchased from Richard Randall and John Champion, on Creswick Creek, but shortly after moved across the Delaware to Falls, in Crookhorn District, Bucks County, and settled on a tract of 478 acres, together with an island lying opposite the same in the Delaware River. ( on the Holmes Map {shown here on GENi} the Wood property is at right "J Wood" on the Delaware ) "" We have received their Majesties' commission for the government of Pennsylvania," and on May 31, 1684, John Wood received a patent from William Penn confirming the previous grant of his 478 acres of land and the island, made to him by Governor Andros, in 1679. John Wood's lands comprised a part of the present site of Morrisville, Pa., and had a riverfront of one mile."


"His will* is dated March 20, 1692, and was proved on September 12, 1692. His executors were his son Joseph and his son- in-law Isaac Smalley, but as the latter did not qualify," the duty of settling the estate fell entirely upon Joseph Wood. The land which he, John Wood, had received from William Penn, he deeded to Joseph Wood on January 26, 1687."

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John Wood of Attercliffe's Timeline

May 13, 1630
Sheffield parish, Yorkshire, England
Skipwith, Yorkshire, England
Hull, Yorkshire, England
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
June 15, 1662
Smithies, West Yorkshire
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Atterclife, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Yorkshire, England - 1652386