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Edward Woolliscroft

Edward Woolliscroft

Male 1841 - 1864  (22 years)

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  • Name Edward Woolliscroft  [1
    Edward Wooliscroft 1841-1864 
of Rusholme, Lancashire, Australia and New Zealand.
    Edward Wooliscroft 1841-1864 of Rusholme, Lancashire, Australia and New Zealand.
    Life Story
    Born 2 Aug 1841  Rusholme, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Christened 20 Feb 1842  Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 30 Mar 1851  John Street, Rusholme, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 7 Apr 1861  Rusholme, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • warehouseman Manchester
    Residence 7 Apr 1861  13 Princess Street, Rusholme, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Arrival 27 Jul 1863  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 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
    Military 1864  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • Edward 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 postumously.
    Died 12 Apr 1864  Field Hospital, Queens Redoubt, Pokeno, Waikato, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Edward is most likely buried in the cemetery at Pokeno but his grave is unmarked. In late 1902 a memorial cairn was erected to remember those members of the British Army who lost their lives in the Maori Wars 1861-1866. In 1899 there were reportedly 70 graves in the cemetery. Some soldiers are recorded on the memorial and gravestone, More recent research from articles in the Southern Cross newspaper has identified another 9 soldiers. At present it is not known who the other people are as the burial records have not survived
    Queens Redoubt, Pokeno
    Queens Redoubt, Pokeno
    photographed in 1864 by Daniel Manders Beere
    Newspaper 30 Apr 1864  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • unclaimed letter
    Buried
    Memorial to soldiers of the British Army who died at Queen’s Redoubt
    Memorial to soldiers of the British Army who died at Queen’s Redoubt
    Person ID I1282  Williscroft | The Alton Families
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2017 

    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 MapsChristened - 20 Feb 1842 - Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 27 Jul 1863 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] International Genealogical Index (IGI), (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of April 25, 2004), Manchester.

    2. [S185] Birth Registration Index, 1837-2006, England and Wales, (General Register Office, Southport, England), 1841 Dec WOOLLISCROFT Edward LEE Chorlton 20 170-.

    3. [S296] Lancashire Birth, Deaths, Marriages, ((database online) http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/index.php), Ardwick/ARD/6/4.

    4. [S510] Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1901 (Cathedral) , ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    5. [S14] 1851 England Census , ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.), HO107/2219/2/220/32/120.

    6. [S18] 1861 England Census, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005), RG 9; Piece: 2874; Folio: 43; Page: 22; GSU roll: 543042.

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

    8. [S1007] New Zealand Army Medal Rolls, 1860-1919, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Edward-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.

    9. [S1008] UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.), ational Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; War Office Campaign Medal and Award Rolls 1793-1949 (WO 100); Class: WO 100; Piece: 18.

    10. [S475] 1864 Deputy Adjutant General (Army) Inwards Correspondence Register (AD 51/2).

    11. [S12] Newspaper Article, Otago Daily Times , Issue 741, 3 May 1864, Page 6.