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Vincent Fava Wood

1858 - 1945

Life History

20th Jan 1858

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland

2 Apr 1885

Married Ellen Sharland


From IGI

VINCENT TAVA WOOD ('Fava' mis-transcribed)
Birth: 20 JAN 1858 Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Vincent's Marriage


In the 1891 Census, at 321, Milkwood Road, Lambeth

Vincent Fava WoodHead33Surgical Appliance (Inst.) Makerb. Edinburgh, Scotland
Ellen WoodWife27b. London, Middlesex
Alec Vincent WoodSon4b. Peckham, London S.E.
Norman Sharland WoodSon2b. Herne Hill, London S.E.
Laura LingServ.21Domesticb. Newmarket.

In 1983, 11th February, Vincent Fava Wood of Herne Hill becomes a certificated member of the Mount Edgecumbe Lodge.

In the 1901 Census, at 72, Herne Hill, Lambeth

Vincent Fava WoodHead43Surgical Appliance (Inst.) Maker, Employerb. Edinburgh, Scotland
Ellen WoodWife37b. London, NK
Alec WoodSon14b. London, Herne Hill
Norman WoodSon12b. London, Herne Hill
Gladys WoodDaur.9b. London, Herne Hill
Winifred WoodDaur.7b. London, Herne Hill
Marjory WoodDaur.5b. London, Herne Hill
Jack WoodSon3b. London, Herne Hill
Isabella DrewryNiece20Living on Own Meansb. London, Clapton
Alice CrippsServ.25Cook Domesticb. NK Chiverton
Lucy SmallServ.24Housemaid Domesticb. Devonshire NK.

In the 1911 Census, at 69, Alleyn Park, Dulwich, S. E.

Vincent F WoodHead53Surgical Appliance Manufsb. Scotland Edinburgh Resident
Ellen WoodWife47Married 26 yearsb. London, Bow
Alec V WoodSon24Surgical Appliance Manb. London, Peckham
Norman S WoodSon22Surgical Appliance Manb. London, Herne Hill
Gladys WoodDaur.19b. London, Herne Hill
Winifred WoodDaur.17b. London, Herne Hill
Marjorie WoodDaur.15Schoolb. London, Herne Hill
Constance Turner27Hospital Nurse, Single b. Sussex, Nutley
Jane Howard36Hospital Nurse, Single b. Tenberden, Kent
Grace Cupitt23Domestic Cook Servant, Singleb. London, Dulwich
Ethel Mccullock24Domestic Cook Servant, Singleb. London, Camberwell


From Graces Guide

Vincent Wood

of Victoria House, 4, Albion Place, Blackfriars Bridge, London, S.E.

Manufacturer of Surgical Appliances

Established in 1837 by James Wood (deceased); the firm being James Wood & Co.

1914 Present Principal: Vincent Wood, son of the founder. Believed to be the largest manufacturer of Surgical Appliances in the Kingdom.
Staff:. Nearly 100. Also extensive Freehold Factory at Carlton, Nottingham, where the business is conducted under the style of Thomas Glover and Son

From the Canadian Druggist Vol. XV, January to December, 1903

(A Monthly journal devoted to the Interests of the General Drug Trade and to the Advancement of Pharmacy.)

Thos. Glover & Son's Surgical Hosiery Manufactory

The firm of Thos. Glover and Son, manufacturers of surgical hosiery, Carlton, England, has been established nearlv 70 years, and was in 1893 purchased by Mr. Vincent Wood, of London. The following year Mr. Wood arranged with Mr. Brettle, who at that time was the proprietor of a flourishing business in Carlton, to amalgamate the two concerns. It was not long ere the new firm purchased the respective businesses of the Surgical Hosierv Co., of Nottingham, and Mr. Thos. Huckerby, of Carlton, which were likewise merged in the firm of Thos. Glover and Son. Up to recently, however, the firm had to labor under the disadvantage of the various processes in the course of manufacture being carried on at different places, and a determination was arrived at to put an end to this state of affairs, with its consequent inconveniences, by erecting a large factorv, where all the different departments could be worked under one roof. A freehold site in Chesterfield street, Carlton, was obtained, and early in 1902 building operations were commenced, and the factorv is now completed.

The building which is of imposing appearance, comprises three floors, with engine-house, is built of red brick and has been designed in a manner which not only affords the greatest facilities for carrying on the various departments of work, but also shows extreme consideration for the comfort of the employees. On the ground floor are the 'rubber-mills', where the elastic threads are covered with cotton or silk. Here, in a short time will be erected another rubber mill, now being specially made to the firm's instructions, and which, it is said, will be the finest machine of its kind in existence. Level with this room is the engine-house, containing a new 10 horse-power gas engine, whilst on the ground floor are also the necessary commercial offices. On the first floor is a large installation of Singer's sewing machines, all driven by power, and here also is Mr. Brettle's private office. On the second floor are the frames whereon the cotton or silk-covered elastic is woven into webbing and here again the visitor cannot fail to be struck with the evident care bestowed to make the workmen as comfortable as possible.

The new factory is undoubtedly one of the best designed and most complete of its kind, and it may be noted that it is the intention of the firm to add other buildings on the still vacant portion of the land which they have purchased, wherein to deal with several important patents which they now have in hand.

From the University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections

Thomas Glover and Son, elastic web and fabric manufacturer, appears in the Post Office Directory for Nottinghamshire for 1855. The firm's address was Greave's factory, Station Street, Nottingham (it also used premises in Parkinson Street, Nottingham around this time). It remained there until about 1889, when perhaps following the death of Thomas Glover, it moved to Cooper's Factory, Roden Street, Nottingham. By 1894, the firm was at Russell Street Mills, Russell Street and in 1897 the trade directories record a separate address as Herne Hill, London. The company had disappeared from directories by 1900, returning in 1925 described as a surgical hosier in Woodborough and Chesterfield Street, Carlton, both in Nottinghamshire. The firm remained at the Carlton address until the 1970s.

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From: Espacenet Patent Search


From Espacenet Patent Search





Vincent_Wood_1916.jpg In The Chemist and Druggist: the newsweekly for pharmacy, May 8, 1915.

" Surgical-appliances Catalogue. In the Chancery Division, London, on April 30, Mr. Justice Younger had before him the action of Mr. Vincent Fava Wood, maker of surgical appliances, Blackfriars, against Mr. E. Howard, Mr. W. Sutcliffe, and Mr. R. H. Heward, partners in the R. H. Heward Co., Crown Road. Works, East Twickenham, on a motion for an injunction until the trial restraining the defendants from printing, publishing, issuing, or distributing any trade price-list, catalogue, or circular containing any print or illustration of surgical appliances copied from plaintiff's catalogue, or which was a colourable imitation thereof. The allegations were denied by the defendants, and, _ there being a great conflict of evidence, his Lordship said it was impossible to decide the dispute on the motion, and ordered the matter to stand over until the trial of the action, which in the present state of the work in the Law Courts will come on for hearing shortly. ."

In Chemist and Druggist: Volume 88, 1916; a snippet view in books.google.com.

" Copyright In Trade Price-lists. - Mr. Vincent Fava Wood, carrying on business at 91 and 93 Newington Causeway, London S.E. as a surgical appliance maker was the plaintiff .. that the defendant company, instead of having their own illustrations for their catalogue, copied those of the plaintiff. Plaintiff had been in business since 1884.."

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Violet Maude - Probate


Marriage: Jun 1885, Wood, Vincent Fava, Hackney, 1b 749
Death: Dec 1945, Wood, Vincent F, 87, Camberwell, 1d, 490

Ellen Sharland

In the 1871 Census, at Avenue Rd, St Mary Stratford, Bow:

John SharlandHead39Confectionerb. Devon
Frances Sarah SharlandWife34 b. Devon
Frances Sarah SharlandDaughter11Scholarb. Devon
Frances SharlandDaughter9Scholarb. Devon
Ellen SharlandDaughter6Scholarb. Devon

The above 1871 census is strange: there are 2 daughters called Frances; all the family members are shown as having been born in Deveon.

In the 1881 Census, at 10, Glaskin Rd, Hackney:

John SharlandHeadM49Confectionerb. Tiverton, Devon
Frances S SharlandWifeM44b. Stepney, Middlesex
Frances S SharlandDaughterS21b. Mile End, Middlesex
Mary SharlandDaughterS19Pupil Teacherb. Mile End, Middlesex
Ellen SharlandDaughterS17 Apprentice to Surgical Appliance Makerb. Mile End, Middlesex

In 1881 an 'M A Sharland', female, aged 10, is a visitor in the home of Frederick Knight. Frederick Knight was later to be chief engineer at Shelvoke & Drewry. However it looks like Mary A Sharland, b. 1870, in Lambeth is from another family - parents John and Mary.

In the 1891 Census, Ellen's mother is living alone at 10, Chatham Place, Hackney:

Frances S SharlandWifeMarried52b. Stepney, Middlesex