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Henry Wooliscroft

Henry Wooliscroft

Male 1836 - 1905  (68 years)

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  • Name Henry Wooliscroft  [1
    Henry Woolliscroft 1836-1905 
of Rusholme, Lancashire, Australia and New Zealand.
    Henry Woolliscroft 1836-1905 of Rusholme, Lancashire, Australia and New Zealand.
    Life Story
    Born 13 Jul 1836  Rusholme, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 16 Apr 1837  Shrigley, Prestbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • father was a labourer
    Gender Male 
    Residence 5 Jun 1841  Holfords Row, Rusholme, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 30 Mar 1851  John Street, Rusholme, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Arrival 27 Jul 1863  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • arrived aboard the Donald McKay with his brother
    Advertisement for Military Settlers in New Zealand.
    Advertisement for Military Settlers in New Zealand.
    The Thomas McKay
    The Thomas McKay
    The ship on which Edward and his brother Henry sailed to Australia in 1863
    Looking across paddocks showing the settlement of Cambridge. 1860’s
    Looking across paddocks showing the settlement of Cambridge. 1860’s
    Military 1863-1866  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Henry enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Regiment, and volunteered for Service with the Imperial Commissariat Transport Corps. He was employed and paid by the Imperial Government during the military operations in NZ. He was awarded the NZ Medal 1861-1866
    Note 14 Dec 1866  West Coast, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Henry Woolliscroft and Esther Stanfield were charged with being drunk and incapable, and were respectively fined 5s, in default of payment 48 hours imprisonment.
    Newspaper Article
    Newspaper Article
    Residence 8 Sep 1869  Karaka, Thames, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Miners Right
    Looking north-east across Karaka Creek (foreground) the boundary between Shortland and Grahamstown (Thames)
    Looking north-east across Karaka Creek (foreground) the boundary between Shortland and Grahamstown (Thames)
    Residence 1871  Binda, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 3 Sep 1875  Marlborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • mentioned in ‘dead letter’ lists in the Queensland Government Gazette
    Residence 27 Oct 1885  Armidale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • article appeared in the newspaper
    Newspaper Article
    Newspaper Article
    Residence 1891  Gray Street, Glenn Innes, Clough, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Arrival 2 Sep 1891  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • travelled steerage from Sydney to Auckland, Newzealand aboard the SS Monawai. Mr Woolescroft
    Residence Nov 1893  Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • residential Licensed hawker
    Residence 1896  Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Hawker Is this the same Henry? surname Wolliscroft
    Residence 7 Nov 1896  Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • hawker
    Residence Dec 1896  Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • licensed hawker - residence Cambridge
    Town Hall at Cambridge, Waikato, NZ
    Town Hall at Cambridge, Waikato, NZ
    Residence 1900  Stanley Street, Archhill, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Hawker
    Residence 1905  Onehunga, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • settler
    Died 13 Jun 1905  Costley Home, Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15, 16
    • Occupation is given as a gardener at Henry’s death
    Buried 15 Jun 1905  Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 17
    Person ID I12516  Williscroft | The Alton Families
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Father John Wooliscroft,   b. 1799, Barlborough, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1854, Monmouth Street, Rusholme, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Leigh,   b. 1807, Stockport, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1889, Cheetham Hill, Withington, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1832  Prestbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 27 Jul 1863 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 27 Oct 1885 - Armidale, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Nov 1893 - Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Nov 1896 - Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Dec 1896 - Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] 1851 England Census , ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.), HO107/2219/2/220/32/120.

    2. [S13] 1841 England Census, (Ancestry.com [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.), HO107/584/11/26/9/11/18.

    3. [S454] Victoria, Australia, Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923, 27 Jul 1863, Donald McKay.

    4. [S1007] New Zealand Army Medal Rolls, 1860-1919, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Henry-Last name-Wooliscroft-Rank-Private-Corps-3rd Waikato Regiment-Year-1871-New Zealand war medal roll-NZ War Medal Roll pt 1, 1871-Roll or list date-31 January 1871-Roll or list-List 5.

    5. [S1008] UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.).

    6. [S12] Newspaper Article, West Coast Times , Issue 383, 14 December 1866, Page 2.

    7. [S503] Miners Rights.

    8. [S804] New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900, ((database online) http://trove.nla.gov.au/), Publication year: 1871-Page number: 1758.

    9. [S12] Newspaper Article, Queensland Government Gazette 4 Sep 1875 Vol XV11 No 98 p1748.

    10. [S12] Newspaper Article, Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), Tuesday 27 October 1885, page 6.

    11. [S320] 1891 New South Wales, Australia Census, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors).

    12. [S495] NZ Passenger Lists, 1839-1973, (Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org).

    13. [S321] New Zealand Electoral Register 1853-1981, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010).

    14. [S665] NZ, Auckland City Council burial and cremation records , ((database online) http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/en/parksfacilities/cemeteries/pages/cemeterysearch.aspx), ANGLICAN DIVISION F Row 14, Plot 21 .

    15. [S381] NZ, Births, Deaths & Marriages Online, Historical Records, (Database (online) https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/), 1905/2418 Wooliscroft Henry 69Y.

    16. [S729] New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.), plot 21 Ang.

    17. [S729] New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.), Plot 21 Ang.