The Wood coat of arms I am looking for features 3 woodsmen. The description as is in our Wood family book (compiled by my parents) says that it was issued to Giles Wood, of Pickering in the time of Henry VIII (1509 - 1547).
Crest - "An oak tree proper, charged with acorns or." Motto - "Pro Patria." (For my country). (Burke's General Armory).
Arms - "Azure, three woodsmen proper, each armed with a club over the right shoulder and a shield in front argent, thereon a cross gules head and waist encircled with a wreath vert, all standing on a cround proper."
If you have such a coat-of-arms I'd be very happy to see it. I read in one of the sources that even if there was a legal description of a coat-of-arms that it was possible that the actual drawing had never been done. I am hoping in this case that that source was wrong.
Is there any information I can send in exchange - and what branch of the Wood family are you most directly related to?I have a good friend that I met on the internet who turned out to be related to me via New York state in the 1700's.
Looking forward to anything you have and very much willing to share information.