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Rev G N Woodd B A
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Rev. George Napoleon Woodd came to St Bartholomew’s before 3 February 1849 and served until about January 1855. He lived at the Prospect property “Flushcombe”, established in 1823 by Captain Robert Lethbridge.
He conducted his first baptism at St Bartholomew’ s on 3 February 1850 and his first burial on 9 May 1850.
Rev. Woodd was born in London, son of James Woodd and Ann Woodhill. He married Caroline Rust on 22 June 1837. They arrived in Sydney from England on the Samuel Winter, on 3 November 1837, free as a minister of religion.
They had fifteen children:
Elizabeth Ann born 1838
Mary Catherine born 1840
Anna Laura born 1843
Holyoake born 1845
William born 1846, Flushcombe, Prospect
George James born 1846 died 29/8/1853, buried at St Bartholomew’s on 30/8/1853, there is no existing headstone.
Thomas born18/4/1850, Flushcombe, Prospect baptised 19/5/1859 at St Bartholomew’s
Walter born 23/9/1851, Fluchcombe, Prospect, baptised 19/10/1851 at St Bartholomew’s
Frederick Wilkinson born 2/5/1853, Flushcombe, Prospect
baptised 29/5/1853 at St Bartholomew’s
Mary Jane born 1855
George Reginald Francis born 1856
Margaret Caroline born 1859
Isabel born 1861
Helen Octavia born 1863
Henry Alexander born 1865
Henry Alexander Woodd (1865-
The 1863 Australian Almanac, page 117, lists Rev. Woodd as being at Denham Court and Cabramatta in the Diocese of Sydney.
8 March 1864 he is listed in the Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper as being in the Diocese of Sydney, and receiving an allowance of 200 pounds per annum. http://addison.homedns.org/transcriptions/others/transcripts/others%20page%209.html
He was one of the longest serving ministers of the Church of England in Australia, serving 20 years at St Mary the Virgin, Denham Court as well as other posts.
Rev Woodd died on 7 September 1893, at Halla., Alt St., Ashfield, he was buried at Rookwood.
Mrs Wood died in 1905, her death was registered at Burwood.
Sources: In Old South Creek, William Freame
The Church on the Hill, William Freame
The Romance of Denham Court, William Freame
Campbelltown Pioneer Register
Prospect Heritage Trust records