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John Lacey Accused of Stealing Two Pigs - 1817
John Lacey Accused of Stealing Two Pigs - 1817
John Lacey accused of stealing two pigs. Later acquitted. The pigs appear to have been in the custody of James Wooster. 
 
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John Seymour Wooster Obituary
John Seymour Wooster Obituary
John Seymour Wooster's obituary in which his siblings and parents are mentioned 
 
303
John William Wooster (b.1878) Jailed
John William Wooster (b.1878) Jailed
John William Wooster had a variety of run-ins with the law:
1 Sep 1890: Leicester Petty Sessions - Stealing a suit of clothes - sent to Industrial School at Desford.
3 Feb 1896: Leicester Petty Sessions - Stealing two vests - Six weeks.
29 July 1896: Warwickshire Assizes at Coventry - On 21 July 1896 at Coventry, burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of William Henry Windsor and stealing therein a watch and chain, three money boxes containing three shillings, three-half-pence and a table knife, his goods.
Pleaded guilty. Sentenced to four months imprisonment with hard labour.

Discharged as habitual criminal - 6 April 1897 
 
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John Wooster of Pennbury Farm Returns to England (1933)
John Wooster of Pennbury Farm Returns to England (1933)
Was this John's final return to England?

Port of Departure: Brisbane, Australia
Arrival date: 11 Jun 1933
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ship Name: Bendigo
Shipping line: Peninsula and Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Official Number: 145603  
 
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John Wooster of Pennbury Farm Visits England (1929)
John Wooster of Pennbury Farm Visits England (1929)
John Wooster pays a return visit to England

Port of Departure: Wellington, New Zealand
Arrival date: 11 Jul 1929
Port of Arrival: Southampton, England
Ship Name: Tamaroa
Shipping line: Shaw, Savill and Albion Company Ltd
Official Number: 144805

Return?:
Ship Name Tahiti
Departure Port Sydney
Arrival Port Wellington (other ports also listed)
Arrival Place Wellington (other ports also listed) 
 
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John Wooster Steals a Duck - 1829
John Wooster Steals a Duck - 1829
 
 
307
John Woster Assaulted (1871)
John Woster Assaulted (1871)
 
 
308
John Woster Vs Thomas Carroll
John Woster Vs Thomas Carroll
 
 
309
Joseph Arthur Wooster Suicide (1909)
Joseph Arthur Wooster Suicide (1909)
Newspaper report of the suicide of night porter Joseph Wooster 
 
310
Joseph Wooster - Newspaper Article About His Death
Joseph Wooster - Newspaper Article About His Death
A more detailed article about Joseph's death in the Euroa Advertiser
 
 
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Joseph Wooster and his Stud Farm!
Joseph Wooster and his Stud Farm!
Joseph Wooster renting his horses out for stud. 
 
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Joseph Wooster Death Notice
Joseph Wooster Death Notice
Family notice in The Age newspaper, giving details of Joseph's family. J D Wooster is probably a mis-transcription of J T Wooster 
 
313
Joseph Wooster Licensee Fined (1916)
Joseph Wooster Licensee Fined (1916)
Joseph Wooster, licensee of the Okaramio Hotel fined for serving drinks out of hours and to under-age persons. 
 
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Joseph Worster – Convict – Link to the GWT?
Joseph Worster – Convict – Link to the GWT?
Joseph Worster was convicted of larceny at the Old Bailey on 30th January 1837, the offence being committed in Poplar in London: Details
He was sentenced to transportation for seven years. His age at the time suggests he was fifteen and hence born in 1822, and this accords with most of the available data. However, a physical description of him suggests he was nineteen, which would put his DOB at 1818. He was kept on the prison hulk York at Gosport in Hampshire until 24th July when he was transferred to the Euryalus at Chatham.
On 24th August he was transferred to the Royal Sovereign for transportation. This ship sailed from Sheerness on 31st August and arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on 9th January 1838. Details
Upon arrival, in his physical description (found at Tasmanian Names Index), it not only gives his age as 19, which would mean his DOB was around 1818, but it also gives his birthplace as High Wycombe which would very likely place him on the GWT. On the Bucks Baptisms the only Joseph of the right age is a Joseph Wooster baptised at All Saints in High Wycombe on 22 May 1820, parents Edward and Martha Wooster, Labourer. Edward and Martha are not currently on the GWT.
In 1838 Joseph was sentenced to a "road party" for three months after being suspected of theft from his master’s house: Newspaper Article
Joseph got his "ticket of leave" on 24th August 1842: Newspaper Article

It is suspected that Joseph moved to South Australia after this and was freed on 30th January 1844, exactly seven years after his conviction.
There are two possible further references to Joseph, although both have doubt attached to them. In 1850 he was cited as a creditor in a bankruptcy case, being owed £39: Newpaper Article and in 1952 he was fined £10 for supplying liquor to a native:

The S. A. Government Gazette, July 15, 1852, pp. 424-426.
Port Lincoln
13. March 25th, Joseph Worster, overseer, was brought up charged with giving spirituous liquor to Murpalta, an aboriginal native. He was fined ten pounds, and this extreme penalty was inflicted in consequence of his being an old and determined offender on the same score. My report of January, 1849, and the Record of the Court show as much; he continued the practice since that period, and in cases where natives only are witnesses, he possessed facilities for evading the law.
 
 
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Kate Brandon and William Veitch
Kate Brandon and William Veitch
From Rev. Brian Brandon

Kate was born in Wanganui, the 11th child of Richard and Lucy Brandon, on the 11th of April, 1882. On the return from a trip to England to visit her sister, Edith and their aunts in Bournemouth, she met William Veitch who was coming out from Scotland to take up farming. He bought a place between Gisborne and Morere but this was sold when they married in 1907.

They had three children, Bill, Richard and Helen. He then bought `Powha', the place where their family grew up. Somewhere around 1919-1920 `Powha' was sold, but it was then the slump came and the farm fell back into their hands. When Bill married and continued on the farm, they moved to Whitaker Street in Gisborne. When William died, Kitty built a small house at 16 Clifford Street to be closer to the town.

Kitty was totally blind for the last four years, and for the last 7 - 8 months of her life as she deteriorated in her health she was cared for at the Chelsea Private Hospital. She died in Gisborne on the 16th of October, 1982, just six months after reaching her 100th birthday. 
 
316
Kenneth William Wooster - Director of National Service
Kenneth William Wooster - Director of National Service
Kenneth sitting on an appeals board in 1944 
 
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Lack of Romance?
Lack of Romance?
Disparaging comment in the Critic (Adelaide) about the divorce of George William Wooster and Elizabeth Wooster (nee Thomas). 
 
318
Leslie E Wooster Death (2019)
Leslie E Wooster Death (2019)
Newspaper report of Leslie E Wooster's death
 
 
319
Letter From Charlotte Wooster (nee Dodds)
Letter From Charlotte Wooster (nee Dodds)
A letter from Charlotte Wooster (nee Dodds) enquiring about her son Gilbert Wooster, who was wounded serving in the York and Lancaster Regiment. Also a reply from Charlotte after she had learned of the extent of his injury. 
 
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Liversedge Samuel Brandon History
Liversedge Samuel Brandon History
From Find a Grave:
Son of Leversedge S. Brandon, born in England (mother unknown on DC), he was born in Woodruff, Canada, married Margaret Woodruff, was a steam fitter for Dravo Corp., lived at 1216 Railroad St, Franklin, died there of myocardial damage caused by coronary thrombosis, per death certificate 17928, whose informant was John E. Stuttler, 124 Lamberton St, Rocky Grove/Franklin. Buried Mar 2 1944.

Per Manitoba, Canada, Birth Index, on Oct 4 1888 in Assiniboia, Manitoba, Canada, Leversedge Samuel Brandon was born to Elizabeth Doidge.
The 1906 Canada Census shows Leversedge, 56, immigrated 1870, and Elizabeth, 57, immigrated 1857, Brandon, living in MacDonald, Manitoba, with daughter, Lilliam M., 19, and son, Leversedge S., 17

Franklin News-Herald, Tuesday, Feb 29 1944:
Leversedge S. Brandon Jr., 54, died at 1:30 am Tuesday after suffering 9 weeks with a heart ailment. He was born October 4, 1889, in Hadingly, Manitoba.

He lived in Franklin the past 25 years, for several years affiliated with Wesley L. Fry in the Wesley L. Fry & Company Garage on Howard and Elk Streets, when they had the Cadillac and LaSalle agency. More recently he worked for Dravo Dredging Company, Bradford, as a steam fitter. He was a member of Oil City Local 37, Steamfitter's, and of St. John's Episcopal Church. Having served in World War I with the British Air Forces, he was a member of Franklin Post, American Legion.

He married Margaret Woodruff and she survives, with a step-son, John E. Stuttler of Franklin; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Mullen, Winnipeg, Canada. 
 
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Major Clement Bruce Wooster - Kathleen Janet Miller Marriage
Major Clement Bruce Wooster - Kathleen Janet Miller Marriage
Newspaper report of the wedding 
 
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Margaret D Woodruff History
Margaret D Woodruff History
From Find a Grave:
Per New York Marriage Index, on Feb 7 1907 in Jamestown, NY, Margaret D. Woodruff married John E. Stutler.

Franklin News-Herald, Friday, Sep 6 1985:
Margaret D. Brandon, 94, formerly of 1216 Railroad Street, died at 6:30 am today at Venango Manor. She was born in Franklin Jan. 10, 1891, daughter of Edward C. and Etta E. Ross Woodruff.

She first married John E. Stuttler, who died Nov. 11, 1912; and later married Leversedge S. Brandon, who died Feb. 29, 1944.

She worked as a salesperson for the Printz Co. Nelson's, Mowen Jewelry, and the Smith Candy Store. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, the Parish Guild there, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Minnie Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are a son, john Stuttler of Franklin; two sisters, Mary W. Lane of Franklin, and Evelyn W. Enos of New Castle; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Deceased is an infant brother. 
 
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Margherita Beatrice Wooster's (Nee Gore/Gorri) Visit to the USA
Margherita Beatrice Wooster's (Nee Gore/Gorri) Visit to the USA
On 2nd Sep 1953, Margherita sailed on board the French ship Ile De France from Southampton, arriving in New York on 8th Sep.
Her destination on her immigration document is given as 4I20 (or 4120?) Wyomine St, St Louis. Was this to visit relatives?
Over seven months later she returned to the UK, arriving in Plymouth on 27th Apr 1954 aboard the Flandre. 
 
324
Marriage of Charles Walter Wooster to Elizabeth Ada Minfrey
Marriage of Charles Walter Wooster to Elizabeth Ada Minfrey
Newspaper report of the marriage of Charles Walter Wooster to Elizabeth Ada Minfrey at Lower Hutt, New Zealand 
 
325
Mary Ann Wooster - A Life of Crime
Mary Ann Wooster - A Life of Crime
Newspaper reports of a Mary Ann Wooster committing various offences.
She also appears to have been in prison in 1887. We believe the following from FindMyPast, Victoria Prison Registers is her:
Mary Ann Wooster, servant, bn Tasmania, idle + disorderly, RC, offence 2/4/1887 
 
326
Mary Louisa Wooster in Fire Drama
Mary Louisa Wooster in Fire Drama
Mary Louisa Wooster (nee King) aged 91 rescues her cat in fire drama 
 
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May Ethel Wooster (nee Elstone) Visits Canada (1948)
May Ethel Wooster (nee Elstone) Visits Canada (1948)
Outbound
Departure Date: 27 Feb 1948
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Destination Port: New York, USA (US Immigration documentation states "in transit")
Ship Name: Queen Mary
Shipping line: Cunard White Star Limited
Official Number: 164282
Master: G C Mingwarth
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Inbound
Port of Departure: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Arrival date: 24 Jul 1948
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ports of Voyage: Montreal
Ship Name: Ascania
Shipping line: Cunard White Star
Official Number: 147307

 
 
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Melancholy Accident
Melancholy Accident
SOUTH BUCKS FREE PRESS
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1st 1859
PENN:
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT
On Saturday last a most distressing accident occurred in this village to Mr JOHN WOOSTER - baker.
It appears that Mr Wooster's horse was a vicious tempered animal and was in the habit of kicking, so much so, as to require to have forefoot strapped up before it could be safely approached. On Saturday morning, Mr Wooster being somewhat pressed for time, ventured to harness the horse without adopting the usual precaution, and when put on the crupper, it kicked out in a most vicious manner and laid Mr Wooster prostrate. The injury received was so serious that he died the same evening. On Monday an inquest, before F Chansley Esq., Coroner, when those facts being given in evidence the jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
We understand the horse has been shot, and that a subscrip¬tion has been set on foot, that, the widow who is left with four children, shall not be a loser from the loss of the animal. We doubt not that the appeal will be liberally responded to.
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Postscript
John Wooster was my Gt gt grandfather and aged 36 at the time of his death. He had been orphaned at age 5·
What was not publicly known, was, that his wife was one month pregnant with my gt grandfather, who was given his
Father’s name of John. ,
Shirley Wooster
 
 
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Melville's Trans-Atlantic Trips
Melville's Trans-Atlantic Trips










Date and Port of Departure Date and Port of Arrival Ship
New York4th Jul 1927 LiverpoolBaltic
New York26th Jun 1932 Southampton Pennland
New York & Boston7th May 1934 LiverpoolSS Scythia
13 Jul 1935 Liverpool22nd Jul 1935 New York SS Franconia
7 Apr 1937 Southampton13th Apr 1937 New York SS Berengaria
New York18th Feb 1939 Plymouth Paris
17 Mar 1939 Liverpool27th Mar 1939 New York SS Scythia
New York2nd Apr 1956 Liverpool Empress of Scotland
26th May 1956 Southampton 1st Jun 1956 New York Mauretania
New York6th Apr 1960 Liverpool Empress of England

 
 
330
Military Service Appeal - Albert Henry Wooster
Military Service Appeal - Albert Henry Wooster
Albert's mother, Margaret Carroll appeals unsuccessfully against his call up 
 
331
Miss Wooster of Exeter
Miss Wooster of Exeter
A "Miss Wooster" of Exeter gives a sweet making demo at the Exeter Women's Institute 
 
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MLC Article Involving Zillah Wooster
MLC Article Involving Zillah Wooster
Zillah Wooster in an article in The Star, Methodist Ladies' College magazine in 2014  
 
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Molonglo Camp
Molonglo Camp
Molonglo was built as an Internment camp in 1918, later becoming a "workers settlement" housing and facilities for the construction of the Australian Capital Territory.
Molonglo is now modern day Fyshwick.
An important member of the Mess was the caterer employed by the men. Some are known through archival documents and others through oral information.
Bill Convine and his wife, assisted by other family members were one of the first Mess Caterers in the early 1920s. 
 
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Mrs Wooster of Owlswick
Mrs Wooster of Owlswick
A "Mrs Wooster" was the Princes Risborough Poppy Day collector for Owlswick.  
 
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Mystery - John Wooster of Pennbury Farm - 1924 Visit to New Zealand?
Mystery - John Wooster of Pennbury Farm - 1924 Visit to New Zealand?
Did John Wooster visit New Zealand as a 16 year old?
He gives his age as 19 on the ship's passenger list, his occupation as farming and his address as a vicarage in Melton, presumably Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.
His parents were very active in the church in Leicestershire, so could this be their son?

Name: Jno Wooster
Age: 19
Birth Date: abt 1905
Departure Date: 27 Nov 1924
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Destination Port: Wellington, New Zealand
Ship Name: Corinthic
Shipping line: Shaw Savill & Albion Co, Ltd
Official Number: 115296
Master: F Hart (Royal Naval Reserve)  
 
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Newspaper Announcement of the death of Samuel (Jim)
Newspaper Announcement of the death of Samuel (Jim)
 
 
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Newspaper Article - BACK IN '47 MR WOOSTER'S REMINISCENCES
Newspaper Article - BACK IN '47 MR WOOSTER'S REMINISCENCES
Extract The Northern Champion (Taree, NSW) 12 July 1933

The ' Daily Telegraph'' reporter, writing from Nabiac, says:- Does Archbishop Kelly remember the times in which the incident -related here occurred .' It is a pitch-black night, The Watch men on the deck of the Maid of Cork yawns at the swinging ship's lantern........
 
 
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Newspaper Article - Bridge Opening
Newspaper Article - Bridge Opening
WOULD BE A RISK.
The oldest soldier in the Common wealth, still genially happy with a keen humour........
 
 
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Newspaper Article - CORONER'S INQUEST with Henry Featherstonehaugh Wooster as Foreman of the Jury
Newspaper Article - CORONER'S INQUEST with Henry Featherstonehaugh Wooster as Foreman of the Jury
Extract Evening Journal (Adelaide, South Australia) 12 August 1880

An inquest was held at the Hospital by the City Coroner (Mr. T. Ward, J.P.), on Thursday morning, August 12, concerning the death of a little girl named Grace Chambers.....
 
 
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Newspaper Article - Guard of Honour
Newspaper Article - Guard of Honour
Charles Wooster in guard of honour for the Governor General 
 
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Newspaper Article - Successful Appeal
Newspaper Article - Successful Appeal
The successful appeal of Charles Walter Wooster against call up to the NZEF in WW1 
 
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Newspaper Article - Two Maori War Veterans
Newspaper Article - Two Maori War Veterans
The above is a recent photograph two veterans of the Maori war, viz. Mr. G. H. Robinson, of South Head. Sydney (left) and Mr. Charles Wooster, of Nabiac (right). The former is 86 years of age and the latter 90 years. They enlisted in the Sydney contingent in 1862 and fought through the whole of the campaign. It is believed that they are the only survivors of the second Waikato regiment. Mr. Wooster was a prisoner of war under Te Coote and was taken to the head of the Wipa River, just above Peronga. In spite of his 90 years Mr. Wooster is in good health and retains all his faculties. 
 
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Newspaper Article - We Cockneys
Newspaper Article - We Cockneys
We Cockneys.

By J, A. Wlnney.
Met Mr. Charles Wooster the Maori War veteran..........
 
 
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Newspaper Article on Howard's Death
Newspaper Article on Howard's Death
 
 
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Newspaper Report of the Death of Percival Brandon Wooster
Newspaper Report of the Death of Percival Brandon Wooster
 
 
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Obituary for George Arthur McGechan
Obituary for George Arthur McGechan
 
 
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Okaramio Tavern Demolished (2014)
Okaramio Tavern Demolished (2014)
From the Marleborough Express

Chloe Winter·09:02, Jun 18 2014

Old tavern site to become farm paddock

END OF AN ERA: The 109-year-old Okaramio Tavern, in Kaituna Valley near Havelock, will be demolished this weekend.

"The place thrived when publican Joseph Wooster took over during World War I (1914-1918)."

Full Story 
 
348
Oxted Agricultural Show 1921
Oxted Agricultural Show 1921
Edgar was 3rd in the shorthorn bull category at the Oxted Agricultural Show in 1921 
 
349
Peter Wooster of Connecticut
Peter Wooster of Connecticut
 
 
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Physical Description - John William Wooster (b.1878)
Physical Description - John William Wooster (b.1878)
Height: 5 3¼
Complexion: Fair
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Grey
Appearance: Large boil scar bottom back ; cross right forearm ; cross flags, heart, indistinct mark, and two anchors left forearm ; J.W. and indistinct marks left hand; blue marks first, second, and third It fingers; large scar left foot 
 

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