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Peter De Wyckhurst

Male Abt 1195 -


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  • Name Peter De Wyckhurst  [1
    Born Abt 1195 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I1231  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2014 

    Children 
     1. William Atte Wode,   b. Abt 1220, Hooley House, Coulsdon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1278  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Family ID F544  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • REF: Elijah Francis Atwood, Ye Atte Wode Annals (Sisseton, SD: Atwood Publishing Co., 1928)
      p 1
      The first mention I find of the name Attwood is of an "ancient family" at Wynolverley," Worcestershire. Indeed, legend says this family was originally of Gael-Brython stock. When armorial bearing came into use, this family took a red field, sown with golden acorns and bearing a silver rampant lion. These arms, with often a variation in the number of acorns, are to be found in several other English counties. In Suffolk, the acorns are six; in Surrey, three.
      I find at least five other families with landed estates, named Atwood, whose arms show independent origin. But every Attwood in encyclopedias and histories at hand, who were of note as mathematicians, composers, lawyers, members of Parliament and professors in English Universities, are of a stock whose arms show them to trace from the family at Wolverley. More than half the English Attwood yeomanry were of this stock.
      A. D. 1203, one Peter de Wyckhurst bought outright from the Abbey of Chertsey, the 40 acre Estate in Coulsdon Parish, County Surrey, now known as Hooley House. Wick means dwelling and hurst is a wooded knoll, so Peter may well have been of "Wood House," and perhaps from Suffolk.
      The owner of so small an estate would not naturally make much of a mark in history and we would not know his successor, except that William Attewode, in 1278, signed a surety bond, as a yeoman of this parish.
      This is the first appearance of this surname in Surrey.

      REF: Joanne Atwood
      THE ATWOOD NAME WAS DUBOIS OF FRANCE. THEY WERE NORMANS WHO MIGRATED TO ENGLAND AND THE NAME DUBOIS MEANS OF THE WOOD IN FRENCH. IT WAS CHANGED TO DEWYKHURST TO ANGLISIZE IT THEN ATA WODE THEN ATTWOOD THEN ATWOOD.

  • Sources 
    1. [S217] Atwood, Elijah Francis, Ye Atte Wode Annals, p 1.
      A. D. 1203, one Peter de Wyckhurst bought outright from the Abbey of Chertsey, the 40 acre Estate in Coulsdon Parish, County Surrey, now known as Hooley House.