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Alfred Gwin Waterworth (1870 - 1947)

Alfred Gwin (Alf) Waterworth
Born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 5 Mar 1932 in St Peter's C of E, Fingalmap
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1910s - 1950s)], [private daughter (1930s - unknown)] and [private son (1930s - unknown)]
Died at about age 77 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Sep 2009
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Alfred G Waterworth was born about 1871 in Scarboro, Yorkshire, England. His mother was Margaret R. Waterworth.[1]

In the 1881 England census, Alfred G Waterworth (10) was living in Hulme, Lancashire, England, with his mother Margaret R Waterworth (40) and siblings Harry T (9), Emily L (6), Edwin B (5), and Charles F (2).[1]

Arrival in Australia Arrival 14 Jan 1887, Vessel Elderslie, departed from London. Alf (aged 16, and occupation description as joiner) is listed on the manifest of SS Elderslie travelling to Australia. With brother.[2]

Alf was a twin of Emily who died young.

Photograph: There is a photograph (part of a collection) online in the Library of Tasmania database: [1]

Poem A poem has been written by Alfred in a book held at the library: 000 am1 n a 005 20061010192503.0 008 950329s1968 xx u00000 eng d 043 u-at-tm 100 1 Waterworth, Alfred G. (Alfred Gwin). 245 10 Tasmania : [poem]. 260 N.p. : [s.n.], 1968. 300 1 p. 500 Typescript. 500 Copied from business card of A. A. Castley (jeweller), Launceston, Tas. 500 Author was head teacher of Glen Dhu State School, L'ton. 959 About Tasmania 955 Reference 989 Language/Literature/Literacy 598 LTLIT

Marriage 1- Sep 5, 1898 : 5th September 1898 to May (Sleightholm) Waterworth in Tasmania [2]

Marriage 2: Roberta (Blyth) Waterworth

Probate: 1948, assets bequeathed to widow Roberta. [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Alfred G Waterworth. Class: RG11; Piece: 3936; Folio: 36; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341940. 1881 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
  2. Libraries Tasmania: Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1595310; Resource: CB7/12/1/14 p23
  3. File number: 30239; Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1689946; AD960-1-75 Will Number 30239

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Antony added this personal comment:

--- Alfred Gwin Waterworth b1870 Scarborough UK was my father. Came to Australia in 1886 with older brother Newham to join the family in Hobart. Later qualified as a teacher. Married May (Slighton sp? One son Robert. After May died married Roberta (Blyth) Died 1947 in Launceston. MaryGwyn Waterworth (now Hoy) is my sister

posted 8 May 2010 by Peter Waterworth
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Alfred Waterworth worked as a bookseller before applying to become a teacher with the Tasmanian Education Department in 1901. He taught at Wattle Hill and Flowerdale State Schools before undertaking teacher training at the Melbourne Teachers' College in 1906. He subsequently served as a primary school Head Teacher at Oatlands (1907-8) Queenstown (1910-12) Beaconsfield (1913-14) and Launceston (Glen Dhu school, 1915-36).

posted by Peter Waterworth

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