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