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Orphan Number: 5818
Orphan: Nicholas Augustus WOODS
Mother:WOODS, Ann
Father:WOODS, Roger Henry
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Father's ship:
Age when admitted:8yrs
Date admitted:23 Mar 1832
Date discharged:22 Dec 1838
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: Alexander Brunton, Hobart
Remarks: arrived as a family 1830 - father Superintendant of Convicts, dead
References: SWD24p389, 28, CSO5/93/2074, CSO5/86/1885


This orphan has been claimed by: John Morris

Nicholas Augustus Woods was born in London 1824 and placed in the Orphans School along with three brothers and sisters (below) on 23 March 1832. He was discharged on 22 Dec 1838 to Alexander Brunton of Hobart who was a builder /carpenter. An Alexander Brunton made furniture for Government House Hobart (Australiana August 2009 p.25.)

The 1848 Census showed him living at Anthill Ponds and he was licensee of the Coach and Horses hotel in Oatlands from 1853 to 1857. (Vandemonian Royalty Website). He was named as the owner in 1857 when a meeting was held there. (Trove article 2457853)

He was Licensee of the London Inn /hotel at Spring Hill in 1858 and in 1864 a license issued to him for the Coach and Horses Hotel at Lemon Springs (Trove 8829851). In 1865 he was Licensee of the Coach and Horses,  High Road to Oatlands.

He married Nancy Oliver and had at least 5 children one of whom, Charles Oliver Woods, was my grandfather. There is a gravestone at the Franklin Congregational cemetery for a Nicholas Augustus Woods, orchardist, who died in 1892 aged 72 years. I am not certain if it is the same man yet.

Also admitted;  

Emma Elizabeth

Henry Roderick

Mary Ann Catherine



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