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Re: SELWOOD Family, Staffordshire, UK
Posted by: Chris (ID *****0889) Date: January 07, 2007 at 16:52:57
In Reply to: Re: SELWOOD Family, Staffordshire, UK by Wendy Howell of 14

Dear Wendy

You certainly know more than I do about Millicent's parentage. What I do know is that she married Alexander BENSON (also born about 1902, Stafford on Trent, died Sep 1963, Canterbury, Kent). According to my information, Millicent died Feb 1987 at Busselton, Western Australia. They had a daughter also named Millent Annie BENSON who was born 22 July 1926, Stoke on Trent and died on 29 Sep 1991 here in Australia at Townsville in Queensland. She married Joseph Samuel WOOD who was born 30 Dec 1924, London, England and is still living - here in Western Australia. Millicent (1st) must have come to Australia some time after her daughter was grown, whether she migrated or whether she just came for a visit I don't know, as Alexander died in England and Millicent died in Busselton. It could be that Millicent came out to be with her daughter after her husband died. Joseph (WOOD) and the 2nd Millicent had about 5 children who I believe were all born in England. One of their sons is Kenneth Alexander WOOD who was born 27 Nov 1947, at Bridge, Kent, England. He married Jean Olive GOODWIN on the 19th April 1969 at Canterbury in Kent. Jean was born 21 Apr 1948, Bridge, Kent.
Ken and Jean migrated to Australia and had two children, Steven Kenneth WOOD born 18 July 1972, in Midland, Western Australia, and Anita Katherine WOOD born 23 July 1974, at Subiaco in Perth, Western Australia. Steven married my daughter Tina Louise HANNAN born 3 May 1975, Whyalla, South Australia. They were married 16 Mar 1996, Sydney, Australia and now have 4 children (my grandchildren) and live here in Perth, Western Australia.
Steve asked for my assistance to try and learn more about his family. The WOOD and BENSON sides have been very difficult. It has all been dead ends, hence it has been quite a struggle so I decided to try the SELWOOD side and thankfully I now have something to share with him. The WOOD family seem to have a few skeletons in the closet. Joseph does not speak about his family and for whatever reason, his son Kenneth was sent away from the family and I believe grew up in a boarding school. Joseph is still alive, but is a bit of a recluse since his wife died. He goes away for long periods and noone knows where he is. Only one son has anything to do with him - the others shun him but Steven and Tina have tried to maintain contact with him but he hasn't told them anything about his parents.
Are you in England or Australia???
Kind regards
Christine Hannan
Perth, Australia

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