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James Woodmason, William Woodmason, Thomas Woodward, Walter Woolard,
John Woolley, Walter Wooltorton, Thomas Henry Woontan,


James Woodmason

James Woodmason wed Apr-June 1854 to Matilda Mann in Plymouth District, Devon, UK, Vol 5b page 442.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : Thursday 30 December 1869 advertised the Judicial hearing for James Woodmason died 19 Dec 1869, detail from Probate papers, where William Woodmason stated he was the only brother in Victoria, of James, and agreed to care for his 2 children.

James Woodmason and Matilda Mann 1822 - 1863 #8616 aged 41, daughter of Agnes and Thomas Mann, came c1855 from Devon and lived at Prahan then at Malvern
3 Children 1. George Elliott Woodmason 1856 #983 lived 8 weeks
2. John Mann Woodmason 1857 #5120
3. Louisa Woodmason 1858 #9843 lived 21 years

William Woodmason

William Woodmason aged 26 came Feb 1858 on the Countess Of Elgin ship, 1,204 tons, J. Reed master, from London, via Plymouth, 19th October, as an Unassisted Inward Passenger with 234 In the second cabin and steerage. Countess of Elgin sailed 1st March for Bombay.
William Woodmason 1831 - 1892 #11274 aged 61, son of Sarah Elliot and James Woodmason, wed 1862 #2699 to Jemima Fletcher 1837 - 1905 #13224 aged 68, daughter of Jane Walker and George Fletcher, and lived at Malvern
9 children 1. George William Woodmason 1863 #15429 - 1933 #17666 aged 70
2. William James Woodmason 1865 #16610 - 1940 #6236 aged 75
3. Mary Jane Woodmason 1867 #9247
4. Alice Woodmason 1868 #24414 wed 1891 #4739 to Wm Geo Furneaux
5. James Matthew Woodmason 1870 #10912
6. Walter Woodmason 1872 #17392 - 1929 #10246 aged 55
7. Sarah Jemima Woodmason 1874 #10010 lived 13 months
8. Eliza Hannah Woodmason 1875 #23949
9. Ann Elizabeth Woodmason 1878 #3798
1. George William Woodmason 1863 #15429 - 1933 #17666 aged 70 wed 1886 #2201 to Julia Ada Allbutt 1862 #20872 - 1925 #12724 aged 62, lived at Malvern and later at Camperdown
4 Children 1. Arthur Wm Malvern Woodmason 1887 #4595 - 1971 #23212 aged 84
2. Reta Gladis Malvern Woodmason 1888
3. Barclay Searle Malvern Woodmason 1890 #5265 - 1974 #20053 aged 84
4. Harold Leopold Malvern Woodmason 1895 #5143 - 1973 #23334 aged 78
2. Reta Gladis Malvern Woodmason 1888 #13117 wed 1912 #2765 to Chas Burton Ellis 1886 #26632 born at Hawthorn
3. Barclay Searle Malvern Woodmason 1890 #5265 - 1974 #20053 aged 84 wed 1913 #137 to Nellie Owen Wilson 1891 #31756 - 1966 #27976 aged 75, daughter of Serena Owen Sylvester wed 1886 #6874 to William Wilson, lived at Geelong
Serena Owen Silvester 1867 #1074 born at Camperdown, 7th known child, dau of Harriet Owen and William Silvester.
1st Child 1. Edmund Searle Burton Woodmason 1915 #19351
2. William James Woodmason 1865 #16610 - 1940 #6236 aged 75 wed 1889 #565 to Jane Elizth Margt Bell 1870 - 1957 #19653 aged 87, daughter of Elizabeth Pritchard and Edward Bell not born in Victoria, and lived at Malvern
7 Children 1. Ruby Doris Bell Woodmason 1889 #32824 wed 1907 #9433 to Ernt Wm Merriman
2. Ilma Claudine Bell Woodmason 1891 #24959
3. Aileen May Bell Woodmason 1893 #14631
4. Wm Edw Woodmason 1895 #13980 wed 1920 #190 to Ida May Robson
5. Winnifred Jemima Bell Woodmason 1899 #28071
6. Edna Elizth Bell Woodmason 1904 #19537
7. Ada Phyllis Bell Woodmason 1907 #12172
4. Alice Woodmason 1868 #24414 wed 1891 #4739 to Wm Geo Furneaux 1864 #11751
5. James Matthew Woodmason 1870 #10912 wed c1900 to Annie Hutchinson 1876 #17528 - 1910 #881 aged 33, died at Carlton.
James Matthew Woodmason wed 1912 to Alice May Moule 1890 - 1917 #6288 aged 27 died at Prahan
3 Children 1. James Alfred Woodmason 1901 #4817
2. Freda Jane Woodmason 1903 #11898 lived 7 years
3. Ivy Annie Woodmason 1910 #12763
8. Eliza Hannah Woodmason 1875 #23949 wed 1902 #6521 to Chas Hy Johnson

Thomas Woodward

Thomas Woodward wed 1854 #1624 to Margaret Sophia Brown
6 Children 1. Thomas Norris Woodward 1855 #3414 - 1861 #9564 lived 6 years
2. Robert Hartshorn Woodward 1856 #9662
3. Fredrick George Woodward 1859 #17136
4. Margaret Sophia Woodward 1861 #9271 wed 1883 #4595 to George Thomas, no chn
5. Thomas Hartshorn Woodward 1865 #3386
6. George Adolphus Woodward 1868 #22103
3. Frederick George Woodward 1859 #17136 wed 1883 #2856 to Maria McClelland
2 Children 1. Jessie Florence Woodward 1885 #18250
2. Frederick Horace Woodward 1887 #1737
2. Fred Horace Woodward 1887 #1737 wed 1908 #2172 to Alice Victoria Collicoat 1887 #18585

Walter Woolard

Walter Woolard wed 19 Oct 1818 at Great Wilbraham, Cambridge, England to Charlotte Goodchild
and dates are when each child was Christened, 4 sons came to Victoria
9 Children 1. Mary Woollard 20 Jun 1819
2. Harriet Woollard 25 Feb 1821
3. Thomas Woolard 22 May 1825
4. Walter Woolard 28 Oct 1827
5. Jonas Woolard 21 Feb 1830
6. Sarah Woolard 01 Apr 1832
7. Isaac Woolard 30 Mar 1833
8. John Woolard 11 Sep 1836
9. John Woolard 12 Jul 1840
Isaac Woolard aged 17 and Thomas Woolard aged 26 came Aug 1851 on the Sea, Thomas does not appear in the Victorian Index to 1888
4. Walter Woolard 28 Oct 1827 came to Victoria Dec 1868 on the Sussex with Susan Mary aged 30 and do not appear in the Victorian Index to 1888
5. Jonas Woolard 21 Feb 1830 wed 1856 #1480 to Alice Tobin and moved to Carngham
4 Children 1. Charlotte Woolard 1858 #17692 - 1862 #3867 lived 4 years
2. Mary Ann Woolard 1860 - 1862 #3868 lived 2 years
3. Alice Elizabeth Woolard 1866 #1102
4. Mary Jane Woolard 1868 #7906
5. Alice Woolard 1866 #1102 wed 1889 #48 to Phillip Nunn 1865 #1175 and lived at Youarang then at Tungamah, 4 children

7. Isaac Woolard 1833 - 1886 #12134 aged 53, wed 1868 #4493 to Jane Cross from Ireland, and lived at Carngham
9 Children 1. Thomas Woolard 1869 #1226
2. Isaac Woolard 1871 #1262
3. John Woolard 1872 #21952
4. Charlotte Jane Woolard 1874 #7526 lived 1 year
5. Charlotte Jane Woolard 1875 #14494
6. Walter Henry Woolard 1878 #14334
7. Margarett Elizth Woolard 1880 #7353
8. George Woolard 1882 #7892
9. Albert Woolard 1884 #23200
3. John Woolard 1872 #21952 wed 1910 #2935 to Alice Slorach
5. Charlotte Jane Woolard 1875 #14494 wed 1917 #8857 to Arth Edwin Godden 1869 #5882 son of Mary Burden and William Godden born at Woodend
6. Walter Henry Woolard 1878 #14334 wed 1907 #6490 to Amelia Nunn 1881 #14976 born at Carngham, and lived at Carngham
2 children 1. Irene Millicent Woolard 1908 #17965
2. Walt Eric Woolard 1910 #26033
7. Margt Elizth Woolard 1880 #7353 wed 1906 #4907 to Hy Chas Brown

Woolley

John Woolley came 1852 on the Medway with Mary Smith, and lived at Brighton then at Smythesdale, The Medway arrived 26 Mar 1852: Port Phillip: with the Wooley family, no ages or names, Mr, Mrs, 4 'child with' and a 'servant with'
John Wooley wed 1853 #6379 to Mary Smith at St James Church of England, Melbourne
11 Children 1. Child 1 Woolley
2. Child 2 Woolley
3. Child 3 Woolley
4. Child 4 Woolley
5. John Henry James Wooley died 1853 #1628 aged 3 months
6. Samuel Tatcher Wooley 1856 #3054
7. Sarah Ann Elizabeth Woolley 1857 #12872
8. Henry Frederick Woolley 1860 #17224
9. George James Woolley 1862 #19298
10. John Edward Woolley 1864 #7146
11. Emily Martha Woolley 1866 #6813 lived 1 year
7. Sarah Ann Elizabeth Woolley 1857 #12872 wed 1877 #2482 to Edward Blyth from England, and lived in Avenel, 11 children
8. Henry Frederick Woolley 1860 #17224 wed 1883 #1701 to Sarah Wilson born at Upper Plenty, so appears to be Sarah Wilson 1857 #1675

Walter Wooltorton

Robert Wooltorton and Elizabeth Harris of Denton, Norfolk, England had 2 sons come to Victoria, George Wooltorton aged 27 and Walter Wooltorton aged 23 came Aug 1853 on the Chowringhee.
George Wooltorton christened 26 Apr 1826 died 1858 #6930 aged 30 from Norfolk
Walter Wooltorton Christening: 30 May 1829 wed 1856 #2118 to Sarah Downs and lived at Dunolly
8 Children 1. Elizabeth Wooltorton 1857 - 1863 #1148 lived 5 years
2. Walter George Wooltorton c1860
3. Francis James watts">Wooltorton 1862 #7941
4. Louisa Ellen Wooltorton 1864 #14823
5. Mary Catherine Wooltorton 1868 #22951
6. Henry Downs Wooltorton 1873 #23515
7. Alice Sarah Wooltorton 1877 #21781
8. Ethel Anne Wooltorton 1882 #8697
2. Walter George Wooltorton c1860 wed 1881 #4412 to Mary Hannah Margaret Nelson and lived at Dunolly
7 Children 1. Ethel Elizabeth Wooltorton 1882 #15533
2. Alice Sophia Wooltorton 1884 #8906
3. Minnie Mary Wooltorton 1886 #2392
4. Walter George Wooltorton 1888 #2495
5. Violet Wooltorton 1890 #2891
6. Eva May Wooltorton 1892 #3384
7. Sarah Wooltorton 1894 #11329
3. Francis James Wooltorton 1862 #7941 wed 1890 #5877 to Hart Watts 1862 #16383 dau of Ann Walton and Henry Watts born at Moonambel, and lived at Dunolly
4 Children 1. Violet May Wooltorton 1891 #2684
2. Alice Annie Wooltorton 1896 #10924
3. Robt Hy Wooltorton 1898 #10553
4. Wm Fran Wooltorton 1900 #26069
4. Louisa Ellen Wooltorton 1864 #14823 wed 1884 #3296 to John Thomas Gathercole 1860 #21623 and lived at Dunolly, 8 Children
5. Mary Catherine Wooltorton 1868 #22951 wed 1891 #593 to Edwd Burbridge son of Rebecca Close and William Burbridge of Bealiba, and lived at Dunolly
4 Children 1. Walt Hy Burbridge 1892 #3370
2. Alice Sarah Burbridge 1893 #12215
3. Ellen Eliz Burbridge 1894 #28689
4. Edward George Burbridge 1896 #10929
6. Hy Downs Wooltorton 1873 #23515 - 1957 #17302 aged 82, wed 1898 #7248 to Sarah Hannah Dickinson
2 Children 1. Mildred Nellie Myra Wooltorton 1899 #27947
2. Ivan Henry Wooltorton 1905 - 1976 #15454 aged 71 years


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