WOOD, Edward, of Sandwich, Kent.
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Family and Education
1st s. of Humphrey Wood of Derby by Joan Rogers of Marden. m. Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Bewford of Little Hadham, Herts., 1s.1
Wood’s family was prominent in the affairs of Sandwich from the middle of the sixteenth to the middle of the seventeenth century, during which time it supplied four mayors. It is not known why Wood’s father moved from Derby to Kent, but Wood himself and his younger brother Stephen began to take an active part in the local govern