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Woon family

Rev William Woon, Mrs Jane (Garland?) Woon, children
Arrived: 1833
Country of origin: England
Area in New Zealand:
Source: Papers Past

Taranaki Herald, 2 October 1858, Page 2 DIED,at his residence, Wilson street, Whanganui, on the 22 Sept 1858 , the Rev William Woon, aged 54 years 9 months. He was a native of Truro, Cornwall, and left England in the year 1830 as a Wesleyan Missionary to the Friendly Islands and New Zealand, in which capacity he laboured faithfully and efficiently for 23 years, when his health failed, and he became a supernumerary, and settled in Whanganui, where, for the last four years, he has filled the office of Postmaster. His open and agreeable manners gained him the friendship of all, and his memory will be reflected on with pleasure. " Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord !"

Garland William Woon  eldest son, born in Tonga 1831
Areas in New Zealand: Hokianga, Auckland, Wanganui
Source: Paperspast

At New Plymouth, New Zealand, on the 28th of July 1852, Mr. Garland William Woon, son of the Rev. William Woon, Wesleyan Missionary, formerly of Truro, to Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. William George, jun., late of Helsont.

WANGANUI, June 7, 1895. A sad and sudden death occurred last evening, when Mr Garland W. R. Woon, a very old resident, fell into the river owing to failure of the heart. Mr Woon was for Sixteen years Clerk of the Resident Magistrate's and District Courts here, but was retrenched in 1892. He was the eldest son of the late Rev W. Woon, Wesleyan Methodist missionary at Tonga and Friendly Islands. Deceased was the founder of the first newspaper in New Plymouth, the Taranaki Herald.


Richard Watson Woon born 1834, Hokianga, baptized at Mangungu 21 Sept 1834 by W White, married Frances Lake 1864, died Gisborne 1888

Katherine Garland Woon, eldest daughter, born 1833, married Rev J F Riemenschneider 1849, died Wanganui 1901

Edwin Turner Woon,  3rd son, born 1836, married Harriett Penfold in 1857, died in Gisborne in 1888

James Garland Woon; born 1839, died 1910 Wanganui

Emily Jane Woon- 2nd daughter, born about 1844, died 1862 Port Chalmers

William Charles Woon, son of Rev. W and Jane Woon aged 9 weeks 4 days, buried 21st Oct 1842.