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Letter
sent to Harold from his nephew Reginald James Wooster in 1951. He lived at 34 Canning Road, Wealdstone 
 
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Marriage Certificate 
 
3
99th Birthday greeting
99th Birthday greeting
A card sent by Henrietta Elizabeth Sivies (nee Wooster) to her uncle Charles Wooster on his (alleged!) 99th birthday.
This adds more intrigue as to his actual age. 
 
4
Ada Elizabeth Wooster's (nee Minfrey) Will
Ada Elizabeth Wooster's (nee Minfrey) Will
 
 
5
Alfred John Wooster's Will
Alfred John Wooster's Will
 
 
6
Amelia Worster - Larceny (1860)
Amelia Worster - Larceny (1860)
Amelia Worster acquitted of simple larceny in 1860. Could this be her? She would only have been seven at the time. 
 
7
Aotea Passenger List (August 1896)
Aotea Passenger List (August 1896)
Short version of the passenger list for the Aotea, departing London on 5th August 1896 and Plymouth on 8th August 1896. Harold Wooster is on the list along with the other people mentioned in the newspaper report of their arrival into New Zealand in September 1896.
It would appear that most passengers from England disembarked at Cape Town 
 
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Appointment as Postal Clerk in Bath in 1849
Appointment as Postal Clerk in Bath in 1849
William was appointed on the recommendation of Viscount Duncan, MP for Bath.
However, it appears that the other entries on the page were also recommendations by their respective MP's, so it is possible that this was just part of the protocol and maybe William didn't know Viscount Duncan personally.
The stamp over the document saying "minute cancelled" might suggest that this appointment was cancelled. We do know, however, from the 1851 census that William was a post office clerk by 1851. 
 
9
Arthur William Wooster 1st Mate Certificate (1898)
Arthur William Wooster 1st Mate Certificate (1898)
Arthur William Wooster qualifies as 1st Mate
 
 
10
Arthur William Wooster Marriage Declaration (Istanbul 1910)
Arthur William Wooster Marriage Declaration (Istanbul 1910)
Marriage declaration of Arthur William Wooster and Gladys May Yamalee in Istanbul in 1910. 
 
11
Bertha Mabel Wooster Emigration (1912)
Bertha Mabel Wooster Emigration (1912)
Documents showing Bertha departing from England and arrival in Australia in 1912. Note, just below her on the departure list is her future husband Frederick Deadman. Did they meet on the voyage or were they acquainted beforehand?  
 
12
Birth at Sea - Mabel Ethel Worster
Birth at Sea - Mabel Ethel Worster
Mabel Ethel Worster born on the Waikato to ship's captain William Worster and Ellen Harriet Worster (nee Robins) 
 
13
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths - George Worster (1792)
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths - George Worster (1792)
Coroners' inquest into the death of George Worster (child) at or near the Bell Inn, Fleet Street, London 
 
14
Departure Letter
Departure Letter
A letter given to Ernest from his old workmates on the eve of his departure to Australia 
 
15
Ellen Harriet Worster - Probate (1922)
Ellen Harriet Worster - Probate (1922)
Ellen Harriet Worster's probate. Note that her house was named "Waikato" after the ship William captained and their daughter Mabel Ethel was born on.
 
 
16
Ellen Harriet Worster - Will (1923)
Ellen Harriet Worster - Will (1923)
1923 Copy Ellen Harriet Worster's will dated 22 Mar 1910, in which she leaves money to her son Sidney Herbert Worster and her daughter Mabel Ethel Worster. Sidney was killed in WW1.
 
 
17
Ellen Theresa Tanner Lived to 105 Years
Ellen Theresa Tanner Lived to 105 Years
Collection of documents for Ellen Theresa Tanner who lived to 105 years old. Documents are her baptism, marriage, probate and Death Index entry. 
 
18
Elsie Wellstood Worster (nee Martin) Probate (1943)
Elsie Wellstood Worster (nee Martin) Probate (1943)
 
 
19
Funeral Service
Funeral Service
 
 
20
Hammersmith Old Map
Hammersmith Old Map
An old map of Hammersmith showing many streets now lost or renamed 
 
21
Harold Wooster's Will
Harold Wooster's Will
 
 
22
Henry Featherstonehaugh Wooster - Shipwright
Henry Featherstonehaugh Wooster - Shipwright
Henry Featherstonehaugh Wooster is admitted to the Company of Shipwrights 
 
23
Henry Samuel Thomas Wooster Arrival in Canada
Henry Samuel Thomas Wooster Arrival in Canada
Arrival into Quebec, Canada on the "Vancouver" in 1907 
 
24
James Wooster's Arrival in New York (1858)
James Wooster's Arrival in New York (1858)
We believe this is likely to be James arriving in New York.
Family story goes that he had emigrated to America & made his fortune on gold & owned a hotel.
We understand his nephew Edward Hawley Wooster had spent time with uncle Jim before returning to the UK.
We have no information on James, if he produced a family etc.

Note, immigration record at New York:
Destination: Canadia West
Age, 34 years 6 month,
Citizen of Great Britain
Occupation: Clerk

Name: James Wooster
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 1858
Event Place: New York City, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Birth Year (Estimated): 1824
Birthplace: Great Britain
Ship Name: President Fillmore  
 
25
John Bailey Wooster Birth Entry
John Bailey Wooster Birth Entry
 
 
26
John Bailey Wooster Death Notice
John Bailey Wooster Death Notice
Newspaper report of the death of John Bailey Wooster and the funeral arrangements 
 
27
John Wooster's Will - Umawera
John Wooster's Will - Umawera
 
 
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Joseph Wooster & Margaret Carroll & Family Emigrate to New Zealand (1884)
Joseph Wooster & Margaret Carroll & Family Emigrate to New Zealand (1884)
Assisted Emigration to Marlborough on BRITISH KING 13 Jun 1884
WOOSTER Joseph 27 Middlesex Labourer
Margaret 24
Joseph 3
Rebecca 2
Elizabeth 1
New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 13 Jun 1884
Event Place Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Hawkes Bay, Westland, Nelson, Marlborough and Taranaki, New Zealand
Gender Female
Nationality Middlesex
Departure Date 1884
Arrival Port Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Hawkes Bay, Westland, Nelson, Marlborough and Taranaki
Ship Name British King
Arrival Place Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Hawkes Bay, Westland, Nelson, Marlborough and Taranaki
Source:
"New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973,"
Digital Folder Number 004412610 
 
29
Land Grant for Charles Wooster
Land Grant for Charles Wooster
Land granted to Charles Wooster in New Zealand 
 
30
Letter
Letter
Letter sent to Emily Hey (nee Wooster) in New Zealand from Sister-in-law Eliza Wooster (nee Fox) in Colne in 1915 
 
31
Non-Conformist Birth Register
Non-Conformist Birth Register
Birth entries for three of the children of James Wooster and Sarah Hammond. Joseph Hammond (b. 1826), Lydia and Sophia 
 
32
Prison Record
Prison Record
On 12th October 1853, Maria was sent to Aylesbury prison for one month for indecent behaviour and being a prostitute. On 22nd May 1854 she received another month in prison and by now had added drunkenness and vagrancy to her repertoire. 
 
33
Probate Granted (William Edward Wooster)
Probate Granted (William Edward Wooster)
Probate granted to Lillian Gladys Wooster for William Edward Wooster's estate 
 
34
Robert Ralph Wooster - Letters of Administration
Robert Ralph Wooster - Letters of Administration
That the administration is passed to his father, since the estate was small and no debts were outstanding 
 
35
Robert Wooster's Will - Marlborough
Robert Wooster's Will - Marlborough
 
 
36
Thomas Brandon Wooster & Mary Beatrice Ridley - Marriage Certificate (1875)
Thomas Brandon Wooster & Mary Beatrice Ridley - Marriage Certificate (1875)
 
 
37
Thomas Wooster/Worster Convicted of Theft (1828)
Thomas Wooster/Worster Convicted of Theft (1828)
Thomas Wooster/Worster was accused, along with John Munday and William Dimmock of breaking into the house of Sarah Parsons at Grendon Underwood and stealing money and goods to the value of twenty-four pounds.
He was subsequently convicted and transported for life to Australia.
 
 
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Thomas Wooster/Worster Transported (1828)
Thomas Wooster/Worster Transported (1828)
Thomas was given a Life sentence and then transported to NSW on the ship "Eliza" under Captain Doughty (sailed 29th June, arrived 18th November, 1828).
Note his co-defendant William Dimmock is the next name on this list. 
 
39
Thomas Wooster/Worster's Prison Record
Thomas Wooster/Worster's Prison Record
 
 
40
William Henry Worster - Will (1932)
William Henry Worster - Will (1932)
 
 
41
William Timothy Wooster Inquest (1881)
William Timothy Wooster Inquest (1881)
Verdict of the inquest on 5th January 1881, into the deaths of William Timothy Wooster and Ida Louisa McGinniss who were killed on the 27th December 1880 by the collapse of a cricket pavilion.
For full inquest details see the Tasmanian Names Index 
 
42
William Worster - Master Mariner Certificate
William Worster - Master Mariner Certificate
 
 
43
William Worster - Only Mate Certificate
William Worster - Only Mate Certificate
William's certificate of competence to serve as Only Mate

Note: A duplicate certificate appears to have been issued in 1865 
 
44
William Worster Apprenticed in 1859
William Worster Apprenticed in 1859
Apprentice indenture for William Worster, 27th Apr 1859, ship - Dahlia 
 
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William Worster Testimonial List
William Worster Testimonial List
A list of testimonials in support of his Only Mate exam 
 
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William Worster's Exam Application
William Worster's Exam Application
William's application for the Only Mate exam 
 
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Worster Family Emigration (1923)
Worster Family Emigration (1923)
The emigration of Mary Ellen Worster (nee Bailey) and her family from Barnoldswick to Melbourne in 1923.