George William Woolliscroft

George William Woolliscroft

Male 1865 - 1948  (83 years)

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  • Name George William Woolliscroft  [1
    Born 17 Jan 1865  Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 25 Feb 1865  Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 3 Apr 1881  31 Bath Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Newspaper 8 Jul 1901  Palace Hotel, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • George was staying at the Palce Hotel when visiting the USA with R M Deeley
    Newspaper 30 Mar 1920  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • George is mentioned in the Gazette as receiving an OBE for services as a section director in the Timber Supplies Department for the Ministry of Munitions during WW1
    Newspaper 7 Dec 1931  Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • election victory tea
    Newspaper 6 Aug 1937  Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • it was announced in the local paper that the shop in Bath Street was to close
    Occupation
    • 5 Apr 1891, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, locomotive engineer & draughtsman
    Occupation
    • 31 Mar 1901, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, mechanical engineer
    Occupation
    • engineer assistant works manager
    Occupation 29 Sep 1939  Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • retired mechanical engineer
    Died 16 Jun 1948  The Manor, Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried 18 Jun 1948  Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Probate 1 Sep 1948  Probate Registry, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 12
    • probate granted to his widow Sarah Ann. Effects £5597 14s 10d
    Notes 
    • George was the eldest surviving son of Charles and Amelis Woolliscroft born at Ilkeston, Derbyshire on the 17 January 1865. He attended Grove HouseSchool, Mansfield, the Royal College of Engineers and Manchester University. Between 1882 and 1884 he served his apprenticeship with L & NW Railway Company located at Crewe in Cheshire. In 1886 he obtained a Whitworth Scholarship and attended Owens College, Manchester.

      In 1890 he joined the Midland Railway at Derby as a draughtsman. He was involved in Tunnel Ventilation schemes and visited Germany to investigate. In 1898 he was appointed assistant chief draughtsman with joint control of the drawing office. He was selected to tour the USA with Richard Deeley, Chief Mechanical Engineer to inspect the railways and engineering works there. He became a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on the 31 December 1903.
      In 1907 he was elected as a member for the Derbyshire County Council on which he served for many years. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1918.

      During WW1 he worked Section Director in the Timber Supplies Department for the Ministry of Munitions. He resumed his role at Derby at the end of August 1919. In 1920 he was awarded an OBE for his service during WW1. He was Lord Mayor of Ilkeston for the year 1925-1926.

      His obituary states that for many years he was responsible for training apprentices at Derby. He retired in 1930.
    Person ID I4683  Williscroft
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2017 

    Father Charles Woolliscroft,   b. 1830, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1910, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Amelia Bamford,   b. 1834, Castle Donnington, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1920, Inglewood, Pimlico, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 8 May 1861  St James, Shardlow, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann Wallis,   b. 24 Oct 1868, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1949, The Manor, Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1898  Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 13, 14
    • George William WOOLLISCROFT Year 1898 married at Long Eaton Wes.Meth.Ch. Spouse name Sarah Ann WALLIS Reg. Office 394 Register Entry SD/10/099
    Residence 31 Mar 1901  66 Derby Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  Highfield, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence 29 Sep 1939  White House, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Phyllis Muriel Woolliscroft,   b. 6 May 1900, Holmlea, Derby Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1967, Pheasant Field House, Spondon, Derby, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jan 1865 - Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Feb 1865 - Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 30 Mar 1920 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 7 Dec 1931 - Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 6 Aug 1937 - Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 29 Sep 1939 - Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 1948 - The Manor, Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 1 Sep 1948 - Probate Registry, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    George William Woolliscroft, OBE, J.P. 1865-1948
    George William Woolliscroft, OBE, J.P. 1865-1948
    Life story

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] 1881 England Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((Database online)Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo, UT, USA), Iklestone.

    2. [S730] 1939 Register, ((database online) findmypast.co.uk), RG101/5911I/007/41.

    3. [S294] England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, Index, ( familysearcg.org, Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.).

    4. [S12] Newspaper Article.

    5. [S88] The London Gazette, ([database online] https://www.thegazette.co.uk/), Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 Mar 1920, page 3811.

    6. [S12] Newspaper Article, Derby Daily Telegraph-Monday 07 December 1931.

    7. [S12] Newspaper Article, Derby Daily Telegraph-Friday 06 August 1937.

    8. [S20] 1891 England Census, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005), RG12/2665.

    9. [S21] 1901 England Census, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.).

    10. [S39] National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1998, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.).

    11. [S12] Newspaper Article, Derby Daily Telegraph-Saturday 19 June 1948.

    12. [S12] Newspaper Article, Derby Daily Telegraph-Friday 10 September 1948.

    13. [S16] England & Wales, Civil Registration Indexes., (General Register Office, Southport, England), Reg. Office 394 Register Entry SD/10/099.

    14. [S347] Derbyshire Registrars Marriage Index, (findmypast.co.uk), SD/10/099-Register Office 394-County Derbyshire.

    15. [S21] 1901 England Census, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.), RG13/3201.

    16. [S22] 1911 England Census, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), RG14; Piece: 20410-.