Susan/nah Sharpe born 1823 parents according to her death 4th March 1873 Qld were Thomas Sharpe and Susan Thompson
1841 Census: William's father Thomas Woodcroft at Silver Lane – no sign of William yet Father Thomas aged 45, Mary 55 born Ireland, Sarah daughter aged 20 born in county Charles aged 1
1841 Census Possible sighting of Sharpe family at Tingrith Bedfordshire????? Thomas Sharpe aged 60 ag lab Susanna Sharpe aged 20 straw p Ather[sic] Sharpe aged 6
Marriage: William Woodcroft married Susannah Sharpe[sic] on 6th July 1845 in Haynes, Bedfordshire. Father's named as Thomas Woodcroft and Thomas Sharpe [FS]
Children: [FS and QLD BDM]
Mary Woodcroft baptised 6th February 1848 Haynes
Sarah Woodcroft baptised 9th Decemeber 1849 Haynes
Joseph Woodcroft baptised 1st February 1852 Haynes, Married Elizabeth Jane Burford 1876 Queensland.
William Woodcroft born 1854 Queensland. Married Eleanor Simpson 1878 Queensland.
Jane Emma Woodcroft born 1856 Queensland after her father's death:
Williams death certificate in 1856 also lists 1 girl and 1 boy as being deceased.
1851 census in home of father at Silver Lane Thomas Woodcroft widower 63 born Hawnes, [dob 1777] Sarah unmarried 31 born Ireland!! Charles grandson aged 11 born Hawnes Thomas grandson aged 6 born Hawnes William son aged 28 married born Hawnes Susan his wife aged 28 born Wilshamstead Mary 3 born Hawnes Sarah 1 born Hawnes
Immigration to Queensland in 1852 per Rahjagopaul
William aged 30 labourer, Bedfordshire, Baptist, neither
Susan 30 read
Charles Woodcroft aged 13 read. Nephew of William. Baptised 15th December 1839, mother Sarah no father. Married Rosina Williams 1866 Died 8th April 1911 Qld.
Mary 4 read
The 1854 Electoral list records William as residing at Creek Street Brisbane.
Death of William: William Woodcroft aged 34 died 10th April 1856 by drowning in Brisbane River. The Empire [Sydney] dated 21st April 1856 reported: MORETON BAY. WE have Moreton Bay papers to the 16th instant. We extract the following items from the Courier. MAN DROWNED.-On Thursday, about noon, Mr. Petrie's Punt started with a load of shingles for Ipswich, and had only proceeded to Sandy Creek, where Mr. R. Cribb's farm is situated, when a man named Brown, who was working the steer oar, called out to another man named William Woodcroft, who was pulling the star- board oar, that his handkerchief had fallen overboard. Woodcroft immediately leaned over the side of the punt, seized hold of the handkerchief, and in the act of transferring it from one hand to the other to place it on the gunwale, lost his balance, and fell into the river. Immediate assistance was rendered by his two companions, but unhappily proved unavailable, they being able only to succeed in catching a momentary glance of one of his arms. Search has been made to recover the body, but as yet without success. The poor man has left a wife and four young children, without any means of support, and we would call the attention of the benevolent and charitable to aid them in their deep distress. Mr. Mason, Queen-street, has kindly consented to receive subscriptions on their behalf.