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Joshua J. Harwood

Joshua Josiah Harwood was born on 27-Jan-1826 in London, England.1-3, 10. He died on 28-May-1897 in Fremantle (WA BDM 970/18971, 11). He married Janetta Tucknott (daughter of George Tucknott and Sophia Ettridge) on 28-Jan-1849 in Adelaide (SA BDM 3/206, 12). She was born about 1829 in Bishopstone, Sussex. She died on 17-Sep-1891 in Fremantle (WA BDM 259/189013).
More About Joshua Josiah Harwood:
Burial: Abt May-1897 in Karrakatta; Anglican, CA-0005B, KB0003166114
Notes for Joshua Josiah Harwood:
The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Saturday 29 May 1897 p 4 Article
Mr. Joshua Josiah Harwood, a very old colonist, died at his residence, Cantonment-street, Fremantle, yesterday morning at the age of 71. He arrived in the colony from England in 1842, and making his home at Fremantle, had resided there ever since.
Southern Times (Bunbury, WA : 1888 - 1916), Saturday 29 May 1897, page 3
DEATH OF MR. J. J. HARWOOD
Perth, This day. Another old colonist, in the person of Mr J. J. Harwood, passed away at an early hour yesterday morning at his residence, Cantonment-street, Fremantle. His death was due to a complicated affection of the kidneys, and was expected for some time He arrived in this colony in 1842, in the ship Simon Taylor. He was 72 years of age, and leaves a family of six daughters and four sons, his wife having pre-deceased him by seven years. Well-known and widely respected, foremost in charitable and other matters with the interests of the town at heart, Mr. J. J. Harwood was a man whose death will be widely and deeply lamented,
Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), Friday 1 May 1903, page 1
Probates of Wills.
During the last week probate was granted of the will of the late Joshua Josiah Harwood, a well-known contractor, of Fremantle, whose executors are Joshua James Harwood, inspector in the Public Works Department, David Wm. Harwood, and Lewis James Stirling, postmaster, of Fremantle. The real and personal estate is valued at £6,113 16s., and testator stipulates that after realization of the whole, and payment of certain debts, one-third shall be divided equally between his son Samuel Colin Harwood, and his daughters Mesdames Mary Jane Ward, and Sophie Eleanor Stirling. The remaining two-thirds are to be divided between his unmarried daughters, Adelaide Larbey, Georgina Florence, and Zoe Matilda Harwood.
Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954), Thursday 15 March 1951, page 16
History of the State's first goldmine - The Three Wonders
by W. E. BROWN
PHIL SAUNDERS is credited with having at Nicol Bay, Hall's Creek, discovered in 1886, the first authentic goldfield in Western Australia. The Mines Department concede that gold may have been discovered prior to that date. Records show that on July 3, 1882, Joshua Josiah Harwood, Chairman of the Gold and General Mining Co., wrote to both the Colonial Secretary and the Commissioner for Crown Lands claiming the £5,000 reward offered by the Government to the discoverers of the first payable goldmine in this State. The shareholders in this
company - Henry Brown, William Thorpe, William Hedley Thorpe, George Edward Thorpe, Joshua Josiah Harwood and Joshua James Harwood - all of Fremantle, claimed to have found near Wongong Brook, Cockburn Sound, gold platina or white gold, specimens of which they forwarded to both the Colonial Secretary and the Commissioner for Crown Lands.
More About Janetta Tucknott:
Burial: Abt Sep-1891 in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Notes for Janetta Tucknott:
HARWOOD.- On the 17th inst. after a short illness, JANET the beloved wife of Thomas Harwood of this town; aged 69 years. Deeply regretted Deceased was a native of Blackburn Lancashire, and arrived in this colony per brig James, May, 1830. (Ward)

J.J. Harwood built (among others): the (third) courthouse, Marine Parade; the Kerosene Store (Kidogo).

J.J. Harwood's second daughter Mary Jane married Captain Frank Ward, master of the Caroline Hutchings, on which both of them nearly died when the ship was wrecked on the shore of Formosa (Taiwan) in 1874.

HARWOOD, Joshua Josiah b. 1823 (England), d. 25.5.1897, only son of David & Mary, arr. 5.6.1851 per Laurel from SA, m. (Adelaide) 1846 Janetta TUCKNOTT b. 1827 d. 17.9.1871. Chd. (all except: eldest b. WA), Joshua James b. 1849 d. 1943, Elizabeth Jeanette b. 1852. Mary Jane b. 1853 d. 1874, David William b. 1855 d. 1888, John b. 1857, Adelaide Larby b. 1860 d. 1921, Helena Sophie b. 1862, Georgina Florence b. 1864 d. 1953, Hacilda Zoe b. 1868 d. 1941. Samuel Colio b. 1869, Richard A rthur b. 1873 d. 1886: Frem., 1837 as crew leader in whaling boat. To SA 1.1848 per Arpenteur. 1856 whale fishing partner Sanford & J. Bateman at Pt. Gregory, Frem, Bunbury. 1861 Valuator for Frem. Town Trust, Member Frem. Council 1862-6. 1863 Frem. Town Trust: Chairman Frem. Mech. Inst. 1866: Captain Lady Stirling: Victualler, builder & contractor. Took his son Joshua James as partner 1872 in building etc. Frem. 1877 building contractor. Employed over 100 T/L men 1863-1883. Qualified as Juror 1860 with £1000 real estate. Corresp. re grant at Albany 1864. (Erickson)

References, Links, Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Rob Ward for an invaluable and comprehensive genealogy of the Harwood family.

Erickson, Rica et al. 1987 (etc.), Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, UWAP.


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