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William Copeland WOODNORTH & Helen Skinner NUMBERS - Invercargill & Victoria

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William Copeland WOODNORTH
was from Byrslem, Staffordshire, England
he arrived into Bluff, New Zealand, with his parents, Peter WOODNORTH & Hannah nee COPELAND 26 Nov 1875 on the PETER DENNY

the Woodnorth family on board:
Peter age 39 (died in NZ 1907 aged 72)
Hannah aged 38 (died in NZ 1906 aged 69)
... and their children:
* William Northwood aged 18
- moved to Victoria, Australia
* Ann Elizabeth Woodnorth aged 14 (died in NZ 1942 aged 81)
- married John MEEHAN in 1892
- they had 4 known children
* Henry Sherratt Woodnorth aged 12 (died in NZ 1946 aged 82)
- married Ann GORDON in 1905
- they had 2 known children
- a son, Horace Woodnorth was born in 1890 to Henry Sherratt Woodnorth, mother not recorded?
* Mary Adelaide Woodnorth aged 9
- Mary married James William NICOLSON in 1889
- they had 2 known sons
* Cecilia Copeland Woodnorth aged 5 (died in NZ 1944 aged 74)
- married Alexander DONALDSON in 1891
* Hannah Woodnorth aged 3 (died in NZ 1941 aged 70)
- did not marry (see comments below)
* Eleanor Woodnorth aged 7 months
- died on board the Peter Denny (see comments below)
... the NZ born children of Peter & Hannah
* 1877 Eleanor Alice Woodnorth (died in NZ 1956 aged 80)
- married Joseph Middleton JEWITT in 1899
- they had 3 known children
* 1880 Edith May Woodnorth
- married John Moses MURRAY in 1897
- they had 5 known children

the family settled in Invercargill and had "The Woodnorth Pottery and Brick and Tile Works"
William and his brother Henry Woodnorth worked for their father
NOTE
it is recorded on William Nicholson's army enlistment that he was born in Auckland ??

WILLIAM COPELAND WOODNORTH married in Dunedin on 30 Sep 1889 to:
Helen Skinner NUMBERS
- they had 2 children:
a daughter, Margaret Northwood, nothing known
a son, William Nicholson Woodnorth, born 19 March 1890

TIMELINE
on 18 July 1889 William Copeland Woodnorth lectured on pottery
from the SOUTHLAND TIMES:
... Pottery - ancient and modern - with practical illustrations - W.C. Woodnorth, Ramsay's Hall, 8pm

in 1882:
SOUTHLAND INDUSTRY - WOODNORTH & CO., Merchants', Manufacturers, Belgravis Pottery Works, Invercargill

on 25 July 1888 William Copeland Woodnorth lectured on Physiognomy in the Primitive Methodist Church, Invercargill

on 18 February 1890 William Copeland Woodnorth advertised in the Otago Times:
PROFESSOR WOODNORTH, Exhibition Side Show Grounds, PHREMOLOGY, PHYSIOGNOMY, your character read for 2s.
The Professor will Read your Character either Physiognomically, Phrenologically, or Photographically, telling you what you are best adapted for so that you will have a better knowlege of your abilities than you can have in life

on 16 June 1893 William Copeland Woodnorth, being a practical craftsman, gave a glass blowing exhibition at St George's Hall. "One of those marvellous performances that manipulates brittle glass as if it were potter's clay"

by 1914 William, Helen and at least their son William Nicholson Woodnorth, were living in Victoria, Australia

William Nicholson Northwood, served in WWI for Australia:
* Regimental number - 569
* Occupation - Blacksmith
* Address - 7 Henry Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
* Also - Son of William Copeland & Hellen Skinner Woodnorth of 306, Station St, North Carlton, Victoria, Australia
* Marital status - Single
* Age at embarkation - 24
* Next of kin - William C Woodnorth, 7 Henry Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
* Enlistment date - 17 August 1914
* Rank on enlistment - Private
* Unit name - 6th Battalion, E Company
* AWM Embarkation Roll number - 23/23/1
* Embarkation details - Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
* Rank from Nominal Roll - Sergeant
* Unit from Nominal Roll - 6th Battalion
* Sergeant William Woodnorth was Killed in Action in Somme, France 23 Aug 1918
* Age at death - 28
* Place of burial - PLOT VI - ROW E - GRAVE 11 at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France


PHOTO
Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France

Surnames: DONALDSON JEWITT MEEHAN NUMBERS WOODNORTH
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by ngairedith on 2014-04-21 17:40:53

thank you to Trevor for this message:

Subject: Invercargill Woodnorths
To: ngairedith
From: TrevorJWard
Date: 2014-04-21 12:42:58
Hi there: I have been researching the Woodnorth family for over 40 years - off and on - ever since my wife and I married as I knew all my grandparents and she new none of hers! My wife's mother was a Woodnorth. I have often thought of trying to contact a Numbers family member so glad to see your Woodnorth-Numbers headline on familytreecircles - I just signed on two days ago! I appreciated reading through your journal entry. I was aware of the younger William's death in WWI with the Australian army. Interested to note that it was at the Somme as I have a great-uncle on my father's side who was also killed there
Here are a few snippets of additional information - filling in some of your gaps!
1. There was another Ann Elizabeth born 1856 in the UK - she died in 1859 in the UK.
2. Henry married an Ann Gordon - my wife's grandparents - they died 1944 and 1946 before my wife was born!
3. Mary married a James Nicolson.
4. The first Eleanor died at sea on the Peter Denny.
5. Hannah did not marry - possibly/probably because she had a son when she was 21.

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