09 April, 2012

The Westland - Captain Thomas Wood

Thanks to Jim Atkins from Colorado for making contact with this photo of the Captain of the Westland ship, Capt. Thomas Wood
Jim writes:
"....Thomas Wood, Master of the Westland was also, prior to that, Master of the Woodlark – another Shaw Savill vessel, married my great-great-great-great aunt Mary Margaret Atkins in Auckland NZ on 21 June 1873. Mary Margaret had only weeks before arrived in Auckland aboard the Woodlark with her family from Selkirk Scotland. Her parents consented to the marriage only upon the promise that she would live with Wood’s parents upon their return to Montrose until she reached the age of majority (she was only 17 when they married).

Any information you may have on Wood, or additional leads to him and his family, would be greatly appreciated...."

This blog has helped connect a few long lost relations, and now I've connected relations of the Westlands crew in touch with relations of the captain!!

1 comment:

Lynn Taylor said...

Wow, wonderful to see the Captain!