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Basil George Woodd


Wine merchant and land owner. Of Hillfield House, Hampstead, from before 1841. Father of Ellen Sophia, William Darwin Fox’s second wife.


Burke’s landed gentry 1952

Census returns of England and Wales 1861 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG9/93/80/15), 1871 (RG10/193/11/16)

Post Office London suburban directory 1868

T. F. T. Baker et al., eds. 1989, pp. 51–60


Baker, Thomas Francis Timothy, et al., eds. 1989. A history of the county of Middlesex vol. 9. London: Victoria County History.

Burke’s landed gentry: A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank but unvisited with heritable honours. Burke’s genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry. By John Burke et al. 1st–18th edition. London: Henry Colburn [and others]. 1833–1969.

Post Office London suburban directory: The Post Office London suburban directory. Kelly’s London suburban directory. London: Kelly & Co. 1860–1903.