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Frederick WILLISCROFT + Mary TWIGG - Staffordshire to Ashhurst

Journal by ngairedith

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 Mary
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.

their 11 CHILDREN
... 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 next 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
* Joseph 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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on 2011-12-24 00:32:34

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