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From: "Nivard Ovington" <>
Subject: Re: [WATCH] A list of Irish Watch and Clockmakers by Fennell
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:20:12 +0100
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Hi Faith

Charles Ray WOODS married Hannah KNIGHT both otp by banns 17th June 1816 at St George Bloomsbury
both signed
witnesses William WOODS & Hannah WOODS

St James Clerkenwell Islington
2 August 1819
Charles James son of Charles Ray & Hannah WOODS
abode Waterloo Place
fathers occupation watch spring maker

St James Clerkenwell Islington
Jany 3rd 1823
Walter son of Charles Ray & Hannah WOODS
abode Waterloo place
fathers occupation secret spring maker
born 20th Nov 1822

St Paul Hammersmith
6th March 1825
George son of Charles Ray & Hannah WOODS
abode Hammersmith
fathers occupation watch spring maker
Revd Geo CHISHOLM

St James Clerkenwell
12th June 1831
Henry William son of Charles & Hannah WOODS
abode White Lion st
fathers occupation Spring maker
born May 17 31

St James Pentonville
7th June 1835
Hannah Jane dau of Charles & Hannah WOODS
abode White Lion St
fathers occupation Secret Spriner
born 28th March 1835
Jno SMITH

London Post Office Directory 1843
WOODS Chas.Ray, watchmaker, 21 White Lion st. Pentonvle

1848 as above

In 1851 Charles Ray WOODS is at the Lion St address a Secret Springer (maker) , his son Charles
James is also a Secret Springer

1856 Post Office Directory
WOODS Charles Ray watchmaker (same address as above)

The most likely death is in 1855 but as Directories are put together in advance he may have passed
away before the above was in print, his son probably worked from the same address

Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)




> My great great grandfather Charles Ray Woods was a watchmaker in London in
> 1843 (listed in Post Office directory), although he was born in Harlestone,
> Norfolk in around 1796. Would be glad to know of any research on him or
> sources for research.
>
> Faith


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