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the WILLISCROFT on the tree as at 15 Oct 2010
Alfred Williscroft (1872 - 1926)
- married Lily PENNEFATHER in 1899

Alfred William Williscroft (1888 - 1965)
- son of Frederick WILLSCROFT & Edith Annie Dexter RUSSELL

Alice Williscroft (1860 - 1910)
- married Charles 'Carl' ERICKSON in 1878

Catherine Lavinia Williscroft (1855 - 1928)
- married John Henry ROBERTS in Otago 24 June 1873
- they had 3 children & later divorced
- she married John WILKS in Woodville, Manawatu 24 Nov 1886

Charles Frederick Williscroft (1885 - 1961)
- son of Frederik WILLISCROFT & Edith Annie Dexter RUSSELL

Drusilla Annie Williscroft (b.1889)
- daughter of Frederick WILLISCROFT & Edith Annie Dexter RUSSELL

Eileen Mary Williscroft (1909 - 2001)
- married Samuel Henry BOARD in 1929

Eleanor Agnes Williscroft (1898 - 1920)
- daughter of Frederick Williscroft & his 2nd (of 3 wives, Annie DILLON)
- died age 22 in Palmerston North

Elizabeth Ellen Williscroft (1868 - 1951)
- married her Father's (Frederick Woolliscroft 1829-1902), brother's (George Woolliscroft 1820-1881) son (stepson ?) William Henry Mason-Williscroft (1855-1926)

Emma May Williscroft (1870 - 1957)
- married William George Arthur WILKS in Ashhurst 17 Jan 1893

Francis William Williscroft(1896 - 1958)

Frederick Williscroft (1862 - 1923)
- son of Frederick WOOLLISCROFT & Mary TWIGG
- he married Edith Annie Dexter RUSSELL in 1882
- he married Annie DILLON in 1894
- he married Ruth SMITH in 192

Frederick WOOLLISCROFT (1829 - 1903)
- born in Colton, Rudeley, Staffordshire
- married Mary TWIGG in 1853 in Colton
- arrived in NZ 1856 on the "Oliver Lang"
- had 11 children
- 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 married Mary Twigg in England when he was 24 and she was 19.
- 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 old 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.

Frederick James Walter Williscroft (1903 - 1930)
- died aged 27 in a car accident
27 December 1930 - ROTORUA this day - A serious accident, caused through a collison between a bus and a car occurred on the Whakarewarewa road yesterday about noon
There were three occupants of the car, Fred Williscroft, aged 23 (sic), was badly cut and bruised, and died last night in the King George V Hospital. Francis Williscroft received a broken leg and other injuries, and Agnes Wiliscroft receive concussion. Both were admitted to hospital, the latter's condition being reported as serious. Their conditon is now favourable
11 June 1931 - HAMILTON - On a charge of negilgently driving a car so as to cause the death of his brother at Rotorua, Francis James Williscroft was found not guilty by a jury after a short retirement

Harold Williscroft (1895 - 1975)
- married Violet Clarissa BENNETT in 1927

Jane Williscroft (b.1876)
- married Arthur Alexander CURRIE in 1894

Joseph William Williscroft (1864 - 1865)
- Joseph died aged 13 months in Upper Hutt

Leo Vincent Williscroft (1904 - 1914)
- Leo died age 10 in Ashhurst

Mary Williscroft (1858 - 1949)
- married William FRANCIS in Wellington 2 Feb 1878

Reuben Williscroft (1899 - 1921)
- died aged 21
25 November 1921 - NEW PLYMOUTH - The police have been advised that a man named Reuben Williscroft, aged 23, (sic) was drowned in the Hoku River on Thursday morning. The body has been recovered

Rose Evelyn Williscroft (1875 - 1965)
- married David Dunlop CURRIE in 1896

Roy Joseph Williscroft (1906 - 1998)
- married Beryl Palmer LENNARD

Sarah Anne Williscroft (1854 - 1935)
- born in Colton, Rugeley, Staffordshire
- married Reuben BENGE in Woodside, Greytown 8 July 1919
- Reuben was 7th of 12 children of David James BENGE & Matilda Philadelphia ROBERTS
- had 5 children
- buried in Clareville, Carterton

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by TheSandlapper on 2012-08-10 01:03:04

I am researching George Burrell of London.George Was Born -1854in London-George Went to Aus.And married Hanorah Williscroft
-Children were Ellen-George-Gladys-Ellsie-George came over on a ship called Marquis I believe(spelling may be different)parents were Reuben and Margaret Burrell.George died in Sydney in 1872I believe nov6-1925

by TheSandlapper on 2012-08-11 03:37:32

Thank you so much .I'll be sure to check dates.Williscroft was Hannorah maiden name right.I see now how that can bring the puzzle together.Such a bittersweet story.

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