Abel Woodcraft - from Whipsnade Bedfordshire to NSW -
Abel Woodcraft was baptised on 15th July 1821 at Whipsnade Bedfordshire, son of William Woodcraft and his first wife Charlotte Walker Immigration: Abel Woodcraft arrived in Australia on the Duke of Roxburgh on 13th August 1849 with half brother George Woodcroft. Ships records record the following: Abel Woodcroft aged 28, a farm labourer of Whipsnead Bedfordshire, parents William and Charlotte both dead, Church of England, could read.
Marriage: Abel Woodcroft[sic] married Mary Ann Haskell at Windsor in 1859 Ref 3167.
Children: 14138/1861 WOODCROFT CHARLOTTE ABEL MARY A WINDSOR Died 5189/1861 WOODCROFT CHARLOTTE ABEL MARY A WINDSOR
17733/1867 WOODCROFT GEORGE WINDSOR. Married Priscilla F Potts at Coonamble in 1890 ref 3155.
14972/1875 WOODCROFT THOMAS JAMES MUDGEE. Married Jane Hewett 1901, Coonamble. Died 1916, Walgett Ref 4231
13605/1860 WOODCRAFT WILLIAM WINDSOR. Married Larvinia G S Perry at Coonamble in 1892 ref 3236. Died 1894, Coonamble Ref 4487
9793/1864 WOODCRAFT ABEL Thomas MACDONALD RIVER. Appears to have never married. Died 1942, Queensland. The telegraph [Brisbane] dated 15th May 1942 reported: WOODCROFT. — The Relatives and Friends of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Elley and Family, of 982 Stanley Street, East Brisbane, are invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Brother, Brother-in-law and Uncle, Abel Thomas Woodcroft, to leave the Funeral Parlour, 45 Adelaide Street, City, Tomorrow (Saturday) Morning, at 10.30 o'clock for the Crematorium, Mt. Thompson.— CANNON &. CRIPPS, LTD.. Funeral Directors.
16733/1865 WOODCRAFT MARY A WINDSOR. Married Arthur Campbell 1906, Sydney Ref 6179. Died Queensland 1909
14174/1869 WOODCRAFT DAVID Charles MUDGEE. Married Sarah Dixon at Warren in 1898 ref 6650. Died 1944 Liverpool NSW Ref 10106
13240/1871 WOODCRAFT SARAH J MUDGEE. Married George Elley in Queensland in 1903. Died Queensland 1962 [parents Abel Woodcroft and Mary Ann]
Deaths: Mary Ann Woodcroft [sic] died Coonamble 1888 Ref 11631. Abel Woodcroft [sic] died Coonamble in 1890 ref 4520
George Woodcroft, brother of Abel aged 19 of Whipsnade Beds also arrived on the Duke of Roxburgh. He died aged 22 in 1852, Pitt Town NSW ref: 957/1852 V1852957 38B WOODCROFT GEORGE AGE 22