Doris WOODS [????-????]

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 18:18

Twin sister of Aileen.

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I have found some discrepancies regarding place of birth

Passenger List arriving Ellis Island New York 9 November 1911

Maud Woods  widow 48 born London occupation none

Aileen Woods 22 occupation singer born London

Doris Woods 22 occupation singer born London

Passenger List Hong Kong to London arriving 3 June  1924

Miss Doris Woods 34 Teacher (date of birth c 1890)

Passenger List Manila to Vancouver arriving June 1928 


Maud Woods 67 born Melbourne Dancing Teacher

Aileen Maud Woods born London 39 Dancing Teacher (date of birth c 1889)

Doris Kathleen Sheila Woods 39 Dancing Teacher (date of birth c 1889)

Alien Passenger List arriving Los Angeles USA 11 October 1929

Doris Kathleen Sheila Woods 39 Teacher born London temporary visitor .Visa issued Hong Kong last residence China (dob c 1890)

UK Birth Records

No record of  births of either Doris Woods or Aileen Woods 1885 - 1895.  Not sure of the significance of giving their place of birth London or whether their surname might have changed.

Probate Calendar UK 1962

Doris Kathleen Woods spinster  of Ocean View Court, Chatham Road, 9th Floor, Kowloon died 24 (sic) August 1961

Carl Smith Card 153823

Doris Woods died 23 August 1961 daughter of the late Mrs Harry Woods (maiden Fitz Stubbs) sister of Mrs Vera Hennis (England) and Mrs Leonore Winfield. Arrived in Hong Kong in 1917. Before the war employed by HSBC

The 1911 census entry for Maud and daughters Aileen Maud and Doris Kathleen is unusual.

Address 53 Gower Street Bedford Square London W.C. a twelve roomed house

The head of household is William James Moss age 52  Designer of decorated glass born Marylebone London. Living with him are his wife is Annie Elizabeth Moss 50 born Dereham Norfolk and son Noel Victor James Moss 15 at school born Willesden.

Also listed are four Visitors and in red ink their names have been marked x

Ernest Charles Hutton 62 married Commission Agent born Tring Hertfordshire

Maud Woods 48 widow  Gentlewoman  5 children born and alive place of birth Melbourne Australia

Aileen Maud Woods age 22 twin Gentlewoman born NSW Australia

Doris Kathleen Woods age 22 twin Gentlewoman born NSW Australia

The entry has been corrected in red ink and a comment has been written under the names of the visitors " As far as I can ascertain this is correct and they are not boarders." Added to Maud's entry  "Private Means" has been added in red ink.