I have a brick wall …
1/ Thomas Woolfenden b 1841 Rochdale Lancashire England to parents Jesse Woolfenden & Hannah/Ann Dean.
Cant locate immigration
Thomas had brother & sisters in USA a sister Mary in Victoria (married Gourlay)
He married in Victoria 30/Dec/1869 Carlton to
Ellen Emma Rosey b 1846 London England to parents Nicholas Rosey (shipcaptain) & Ellen Sophia Randall (died 1846)
Ellen had a couple of aunts in NSW both married TYRRELL
Thomas & Ellen had two children
Cecilia Elizabeth Woolfenden b 3/2/1871 Avoca married 30/12/ 1889 to Alfred Ernest Stephens
Jesse Leonard Woolfenden b1873 died 1874 from whooping cough.
On the marriage certificate of their daughter Cecilia it lists that Cecilia was a Lady from Smith street Collingwood her father as Thomas Woolfenden “Tailor”deceased. Her mother signed the certificate as Ellen Emma Amelia Woolfenden.
I am unable to locate any information on both Thomas & Ellen apart from the info listed above.
To add to the confusion there are some variations of the spellin of WOOLFENDEN.. Wolfenden, Wofenden, Woolfinden, etc…
Can anyone assist ?