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Captain William Worster

Captain William Worster

Male 1841 - 1904

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  • Name William Worster 
    Title Captain 
    Born Between Oct and Dec 1841  Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Ship's Captain in Merchant Navy 
    Died 13 Nov 1904  Grafton Road, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: Pneumonia, Exhaustion and shock after operation (3 days), carcinoma of stomach (9 months) 
    Buried 15 Nov 1904  Purewa Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Block E Row 51 Plot 29 [5]
    Person ID I6  John Worster's Tree (b.1785)
    Last Modified 27 May 2018 

    Father Henry Worster,   b. 23 Mar 1813, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Mother Mary Gregory,   b. Abt 1816, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1838  St Giles without Cripplegate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eliza Christiana Eggleton,   b. Between Apr and Jun 1842, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Oct and Dec 1874, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Jan 1872  St Philip, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. William Henry Worster,   b. Between Oct and Dec 1872, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1942, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     2. Arthur Eggleton Worster,   b. Between Oct and Dec 1874, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1944, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2018 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ellen Harriet Robins,   b. 20 Dec 1855, Old Kent Road, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1922, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Between Jan and Mar 1877  Cookham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Mabel Ethel Worster,   b. 20 Apr 1881, At sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1956, 177 Croydon Road, Penge, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     2. Sidney Herbert Worster,   b. 14 May 1883, Gravesend, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1917, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 May 2018 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between Oct and Dec 1841 - Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between Jan and Mar 1877 - Cookham, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos

    Captain William Worster
    Captain William Worster
    Captain William Worster & Family
    Captain William Worster & Family
    Captain William Worster & two females. Possibly his wife Ellen Harriet and daughter Mabel Ethel

    Documents
    William Worster Apprenticed in 1859
    William Worster Apprenticed in 1859
    Apprentice indenture for William Worster, 27th Apr 1859, ship - Dahlia
    William Worster's Exam Application
    William Worster's Exam Application
    William's application for the Only Mate exam
    William Worster Testimonial List
    William Worster Testimonial List
    A list of testimonials in support of his Only Mate exam
    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
    William Worster - Master Mariner Certificate
    William Worster - Master Mariner Certificate
    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)
    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.

    Headstones

    Gravestone

    Histories
    The Waikato. Fifty Years of Sail in the New Zealand Trade, 1850 to 1900
    The Waikato. Fifty Years of Sail in the New Zealand Trade, 1850 to 1900
    White Wings Vol I.

    Fifty Years of Sail in the New Zealand Trade, 1850 to 1900


    The Waikato, a well-found ship of 1021 tons, flying the New Zealand Shipping Co.'s flag, was a real clipper, and completed many fast voyages out and home. Of twelve passages outwards only three exceeded 100 days.

    In 1878 Captain Worster reported leaving Plymouth with 298 immigrants and nine saloon passengers on October 21, and passed the Lizard the same day, with the Lactura in company.

    Read more....
    Cargo Theft From Waikato (1874)
    Cargo Theft From Waikato (1874)
    William Worster, then Chief Officer on the Waikato, in court giving evidence as a witness in the theft of cargo from the ship.
    Cargo Theft from the Waimea (1875)
    Cargo Theft from the Waimea (1875)
    Captain William Worster in court as a witness in the theft of cargo from the Waimea
    Waikato Journey from Gravesend to Auckland 1876
    Waikato Journey from Gravesend to Auckland 1876
    Report of the arrival of the Waikato, captained by William Worster, into Auckland from Gravesend in 1876
    Captain William Worster - Nautical Assessor
    Captain William Worster - Nautical Assessor
    Captain William Worster as the nautical assessor in an enquiry into a collision between the Wentworth, Omaha and Enterprise.
    Waikato Announcements
    Waikato Announcements
    There are numerous articles about William Worster on the Papers Past website. Typical are the two shown here, an announcement of the arrival of the Waikato into port and an advert to take cargo back to London.
    Search using "W Worster" OR "William Worster" OR "Wm Worster" OR "Worster W" to get the full list of articles.
    Captain William Worster Obituary
    Captain William Worster Obituary
    An obituary in the Southland Times

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] 1851 Census, Registration district: St Luke, Sub-registration district: Old Street, ED: 12, Household schedule number: 40, Piece: 1520, Folio: 265, Page Number: 9.

    2. [S4] BMD Index - Births, GRO Reference: 1841 D Quarter in BETHNAL GREEN Volume 02 Page 8.

    3. [S8] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995, 1905, p 264.

    4. [S18] Death Certificate.

    5. [S21] Purewa Cemetery (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S3] London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932.

    7. [S6] BMD Index - Marriages, Registration district: Cookham, Volume: 2c, Page: 554.