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Frederick WILLISCROFT + Mary TWIGG - Staffordshire to Ashhurst

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FREDERICK WOOLLISCROFT (later changed to WILLISCROFT 1829-1903)
- was born in Colton, Rudeley, Staffordshire, 7 July 1829


MARY TWIGG (1834-1928)
- was born in Colton, Rudeley, Staffordshire


FREDERICK & MARY married in 1853 in Colton, Staffordshire
- he was 24 and she was 19

they had 2 children in England then on 24 Sep 1856 they left Liverpool on the ill-fated OLIVER LANG

... The Oliver Lang was built in Quebec and on her maiden voyage to Liverpool was wrecked at Bantry Bay in southern Ireland. It was got off and repaired and sailed to New Zealand as above.
There are two stories of what happened next but either way, once she had reached New Zealand safely she was once again wrecked (maybe blown ashore by a squall), she was then condemned and remained there until she broke up.

After farming at Waiwhetu, near Lower Hutt, at some time Frederick and his family moved north to the Wairarapa where he once again farmed after clearing land from the bush in Carterton - his last 3 children were born there ... Later they moved further north to the Manawatu.
- He died 25 years before her and they are buried together in Ashhurst.

23 Dec 1903 - The remains of the late Frederick Williscroft were interred in the Ashhurst cemetery on Monday afternoon. Many residents paid their last respects by following the remains to the graveside. An impressive burial service was conducted by the Rev. Woodward, both in the Church of England and at the graveside. Deceased, who had reached the ripe ofd age of 74 years, was a native of Staffordshire, England, and had resided in the colony for close on 50 years and he was well-known as one of the early settlers in the Wairarapa. He leaves a wife and grown-up family of ten, with whom much sympathy is felt.


the 11 CHILDREN of Frederick & Mary Williscroft

... 1
1854 - 1935 Sarah Anne Williscroft
- born in Colton, Staffordshire
- married Reuben BENGE (1849-1919) in 1871 in Woodside, Greytown
- son of David James BENGE & Matilda Philadelphia ROBERTS
- Sarah died 20 June 1935 in Carterton aged 81 & buried in Clareville


... 2
1855 - 1928 Catherine Lavinia Williscroft
- born in Colton, Staffordshire
- married John Henry ROBERTS (1846-1931) in 1873 in Woodside, Greytown when she was 18 and he was 27. They had 3 (known) children in the Wairarapa. They were divorced. John is buried in Hamilton East
- she married John WILKS (1862-1931) in 1886 in Woodville when she was 31 and he was 24
- they had 3 (known) children
- Catherine died 18 May 1928 in Stratford aged 72 & buried in Kopuatama
- John died 17 April 1931 (2 weeks after her 1st husband) & buried with Catherine


... 3
1858 - 1949 Mary Williscroft
- born in Lower Hutt
- married William FRANCIS in 1878 in Wellington & had 7 children
- Mary died 20 May 1949 in Palmerston North & buried Kelvin Grove


... 4
1860 - 1910 Alice Willicroft
- born in Upper Hutt
- married Charles 'Carl' ERICKSON (1848-1930) in 1878
- had at least 2 children
- Alice died 7 Oct 1910 in Upper Hutt aged 50


... 5
1862 - 1923 Frederick Williscroft
- born in Upper Hutt
- married Edith Annie Dexter RUSSELL in 1882 & had 3 children
- he next married Annie DILLON (1868-1911) in 1894 & had 9 children
- Annie and her twin sister Bessie came to NZ from Ireland
- Frederick next married Ruth SMITH in 1912
- Frederick died 21 Aug 1923 in Mokau aged 60


... 6
1864 - 1865 Joseph William Williscroft
- born 4 Feb 1864 in Upper Hutt
- Joeph died 21 March 1865 in Upper Hutt aged 13 months


... 7
1868 - 1951 Elizabeth Ellen Williscroft
- born in Upper Hutt
- Elizabeth married her Father's (Frederick Woolliscroft 1829-1902), brother's (George Woolliscroft 1820-1881) son (stepson ?) William Henry MASON-WILLISCROFT (1855-1926) in 1885


... 8
1870 - 1957 Emma May Williscroft
- born in Carterton
- married WIlliam George Arthur WILKS (1871-1925) 1893 in Ashhurst
- they had 5 children


... 9
1872 - 1926 Alfred Williscroft
- born in Carterton
- married Lily PENNEFATHER (1875-1954) in 1899


... 10
1875 - 1965 Rose Evelyn Williscroft
- born in Carterton
- married David Dunlop CURRIE (1864-1945) in 1896
- son of Robert CURRIE (1839-1898) & Annie DUNLOP (1839-1891)
- they had 5 children


... 11
1876 - ? Jane Williscroft
- born in Carterton
- married Arthur Alexander CURRIE (1870-1934) in 1894
- they had 6 children




PHOTO
GRAVE of Frederick & Mary Williscroft
PLOT 017, BLOCK 020, AREA AH at Ashhurst

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