- Born: Bef 1539, Sanderstand, Surrey, England
- Marriage: Olive Harman on 30 Jan 1569 in St. Martin-In-The-Field, Westminster, England 81
- Died: 10 May 1586, Sanderstand, Surrey, England 81
- Buried: 12 May 1586, St. Martin-In-The-Field, Westminster, England
~ Surrey Archaeological Collections, Relating to the History and Antiquities of the County, Vol. VII, p. 4:
According to the History of Surrey, vol. 2, p. 570, Over the entrance to the house at Sanderstead Court there is a shield with the arms of Atwood, a lion rampant, between three acorns, surmounted by their crest, a woodman's axe. 1534
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 81
A Chancery suit includes a statement that the Court Roll in 1547 show Nicholas Atwood to have then been the heir of Sanderstead Manor. Nicholas Atwood, was born before 1539, most likely at Sanderstead Court. He served Queen Elizabeth after the second year of her reign, as Assistant Sergeant of the Queen's Carriages with his cousin, John Ownstead as Sergeant.
At St. Martin's, 30 Jan 1569, he married Olive Harman (1548-1603), daughter and heiress of James Harman. Most of their children were baptized at St. Martin's. When in the country, they resided at Court farm and here one night, when roads were especially bad, the Queen returning from one of her trips, spent the night at Court Farm.
Nicholas died 10 May 1586, in Sanderstead and was buried in St. Martin's, 14 May 1586. His wife, Olive married for a second and third tiem. Her monument in Elstree Church names her Atwood children.
~Ye Ole Atte Wode Annals, pp. 3, 5
• Background Information. 110
~History of the Atwood Family, in England and the United States: To which is Appended a Short Account of the Tenney Family, p. 4, Nycholas Wood, died 1586, was the third son of John Atwoode, who died in 1520, and the father of Harman Attwood, also written Attwoodd. Harman Attwood is called Harman Woode until the entry of the baptism of his third child in the Saunderstead register. The Atte Woodes or Atwoods had many different spelling for their name in the records that can be found.
• Epitath. 110
"Here lyeth Nycholas Wood, the third son of John At Wood of Sanderstead corte, who served Queene Elizabeth seus the second yeare of her rayne, and deceased the 14 of may, 1586, leaving behind him a wyfe and children, - 7 sons, Harman, John, Nicholas, Thomas, James, John, Richard, Allis, Susan."
~History of the Atwood Family, in England and the United States: To which is Appended a Short Account of the Tenney Family, p. 6
Nicholas married Olive Harman, daughter of James Harman and Unknown, on 30 Jan 1569 in St. Martin-In-The-Field, Westminster, England 81. (Olive Harman was born in 1548 in Surrey, England 81, baptized on 16 Sep 1548 in St. John the Baptist, Croydon, Surrey, England,1489 died in 1603 in England 81 and was buried on 7 Apr 1603 in Norfolk, England 1489.)