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HO107 Piece 1872 Folio 306 Page 33
Civil Parish: Tormoham
Municipal Borough:
County: Devonshire
Registration District: Newton Abbot
Address: 2 South Street, Tormoham, Torquay
WOOLCOCK, William Head Married M 33 1818 Bible Christian Minister St - Cornwall
WOOLCOCK, Elizabeth Wife Married F 28 1823 Bible Christian Minister's Wife Aveton Gifford Devonshire

Family arrived in Australia 11 June 1866.

Death in Queensland
18 Sep 1889/C04115 Woolcock William - Richard Woolcock - Catherine Docton

Looking for the marriage of Richard & Catherine.

Also looking for the baptism of William.

Also looking for William in 1841.

There does not seem to be room for William in this family in 1841:

Piece: HO107/149/2 Place: Pydar -Cornwall Enumeration District: 8
Civil Parish: St. Agnes Ecclesiastical Parish: -
Folio: 55 Page: 19
Address: Three Burrows
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
WOOLCOCK Richard M 50 Copper Miner Cornwall
WOOLCOCK Catharine F 45 Cornwall
WOOLCOCK Elizabeth F 25 Copper Dresser Cornwall
WOOLCOCK Catharine F 20 Copper Dresser Cornwall
WOOLCOCK James M 20 Copper Miner Cornwall
WOOLCOCK Sarah F 20 Copper Dresser Cornwall
WOOLCOCK Richard M 15 Copper Miner Cornwall
WOOLCOCK Jane F 12 Copper Dresser Cornwall
WOOLCOCK Martha F 9 Cornwall
Page: 56/20
WOOLCOCK John M 6 Cornwall
WOOLCOCK Thomas M 4 Cornwall


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There might just be room for William before James if Catharine is 24 and Sarah is 20. I can't find another family that fits. It's possible both Richard and Catherine died before 1841.

William would not be the first Cornish miner in my tree who later became a minister.

I also don't know how accurate the info is on the Qld. death reg.
Hi Dave,

I see that William gives his place of birth as St Issey. Wonder whether Catherine was known as Kitty. Came across these baptisms:-

William Woolcock
Christening 28 Apr 1817
Parents Richhard Woolcock/Kitty

This looks like the same christening

28 Apr 1817
Birth date 18 Apr 1817

Parents Richard Woolcock/Kitty
Hello Julie,

Thank you very much.

St Issey is more helpful than St...

That's a possible baptism.

It's not Docton but it is Richard & Catharine and Cornwall and before 1817.

Name: Richard Woolcock
Birth Date:
Spouse's Name: Catharine Jennings
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 12 Mar 1814
Event Place: Kenwyn, Cornwall, England
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03852-0
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1595811
Reference ID: 16