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Henry Arthur Brawn

Henry Arthur Brawn

Male 1876 - 1932  (55 years)

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  • Name Henry Arthur Brawn 
    Henry Benjamin Wooliscroft 1876-1932
(alias Henry Arthur Brawn)
of Queensland & New South Wales, Australia
    Henry Benjamin Wooliscroft 1876-1932 (alias Henry Arthur Brawn) of Queensland & New South Wales, Australia
    Life Story
    Born 31 Oct 1876  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Henry Benjamin Woolliscroft 
    Arrival Jun 1879  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • arrived about the steamship Edgmont with his mother. Name given as Herbert Williscroft.
    Residence 1930  5 Wyrallah Road, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • farmer
    Died 8 Jul 1932  Wyrallah Road, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 9 Jul 1932  Presbyterian Church, Lismore, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    The funeral of  Mr H A Brawn
    The funeral of Mr H A Brawn
    Transcription of the newspaper report of Henry's funeral
    HONOURED FRIEND. (1932, July 11). Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved December 11, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94291680
    Probate 27 Oct 1932  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Probate Notice
    Probate Notice
    Notes 
    • Henry's obituary states that he was born in Brisbane and came to the Richmond River in 1888 with his parents, both of whom predeceased him. However, Henry's mother was living in the Richmond River area of New South Wales earlier than this. She married her first husband in Tweed River in 1881 and was living in German Creek (now Empire Vale) as early as 1886. When Henry was 13 years old she married her second husband, widower, James Samuel Brawn. Henry adopted his step-father’s surname and was known as Henry Arthur Brawn. However, his death certificate states he was the son of James and Ellen. In my opinion it is unlikely that James was Henry's biological father as he was living in Staffordshire, England on the census returns between 1851 and 1881. His mother had arrived in Queensland in 1875 as a domestic servant, Henry was born the following year on the 31st October.

      Henry was aged 56 at the time of his death in 1932. He was well known throughout the Richmond River district as a business man. He was an active member of the Masons and Presbyterian Church. In 1911 he married Miss Mimi Elizabeth Gordon at Goolmangar Presbyterian Church. Henry died on the 8 July 1932 at his home at Wyrallah Road, Lismore, NSW, Australia after a short illness. His funeral took place at the St Paul's Presbyterian Church in Lismore the following day. A report of the funeral states that “hundreds of people from all walks of life” attended and about 91 motor cars followed the “wreath decked” hearse to the cemetery.

      Henry's obituary states he lived in German Creek and attended school in Ballina. On leaving school he worked firstly in Ballina and then Lismore before moving to Kyogle. He afterwards purchased Clarke's store at Coraki and successfully conducted it for nine years before returning again to live in Lismore. After the sale of his Coraki business Henry bought a homestead at Jiggi, which he owned until the time of his death, although he never lived there. He purchased a newsagents and stationer's business in Woodlark Street, Lismore which he later sold to Mr. F Carmont and Son, who were the owners at the time of his death. On the Electoral Roll of 1930 Henry and his wife were living in Wyrallah Road, Lismore and his occupation is given as a farmer.

      Henry and Mimi did not have any children. Mimi remarried in 1949 and passed away in 1984 in Queensland, Australia.
    Person ID I3537  Williscroft | The Alton Families
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2015 

    Mother Ellen Woolliscroft,   b. 1843, Leek, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1929, Ballina, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jemima Elizabeth (Mimi) Gordon,   b. 29 Jul 1885, Lismore, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1984, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1911  Goolmangar Presbyterian Church, Lismore, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8
    The marriage of Henry Brawn & Mimi Gordon
    The marriage of Henry Brawn & Mimi Gordon
    Transcription of the report of Henry and mimi's wedding which appeared in the local paper.
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F5913  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Oct 1876 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Jun 1879 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - 5 Wyrallah Road, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 27 Oct 1932 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S438] Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Birth Date:-31 Oct 1876-Father's Name:-Woolliscroft-Mother's Name:-Ellen Woolliscroft-Birth Place:-Queensland-Registration Year:-1876-Registration Place:-Queensland-Page Number:-16260-Registration number:-B021407-.

    2. [S442] New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 -, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007).

    3. [S250] Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).

    4. [S12] Newspaper Article, 1932, July 9). Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), p. 8.

    5. [S12] Newspaper Article, (1932, July 11). Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved December 11, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94291680.

    6. [S429] Deceased Estate Files, ([database online]NSW State Archives, Australia).

    7. [S140] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Pages/family-history/family-history.aspx), 9664/1911.

    8. [S12] Newspaper Article, WOMAN'S WORLD. (1911, July 15). Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved August 23, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72424953.