Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Joseph WORTHAge: 48 years18791928

Name
Joseph WORTH
Given names
Joseph
Surname
WORTH
Birth July 3, 1879 27 20
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Citation details: 22906/1880 WORTH JOSEPH JOHN HARRIET LOVEDAY PORT STEPHENS
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"JOSEPH WORTH born 3 July 1879 in Port Stephens - DIED 22 February 1928, Dungog (Committed suicide)"

Birth of a sisterEmily WORTH
August 18, 1882 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: 18408/1882 WORTH EMILY JOHN HARRIET L WINGHAM
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Birth of a brotherBenjamin WORTH
May 2, 1885 (Age 5 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Citation details: 22138/1885 WORTH BENJAMIN JOHN HARRIET L TAREE
Birth of a sisterLily WORTH
November 14, 1886 (Age 7 years)
Citation details: 21109/1886 WORTH LILY JOHN HARRIET L STROUD
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary NIX
April 12, 1888 (Age 8 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9945/1888 PRIESTLY MARY JOHN MARY TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 546
Birth of a brotherArchibald WORTH
September 16, 1888 (Age 9 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Citation details: 24413/1888 WORTH ARCHIBALD JOHN HARRIET L TAREE
Birth of a brotherAmos WORTH
December 7, 1889 (Age 10 years)
Citation details: 33525/1890 WORTH AMOS JOHN HARRIET TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Birth of a sisterFlorence Maud WORTH
August 27, 1891 (Age 12 years)
Citation details: 34233/1891 WORTH FLORENCE M JOHN HARRIET L TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Birth of a brotherCharles Leslie WORTH
September 20, 1893 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: 34930/1893 WORTH CHARLES L JOHN HARRIET L TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge PRIESTLEY
March 8, 1894 (Age 14 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 12855/1894 PRIESTLY GEORGE JOSEPH UNKNOWN STROUD
Birth of a sisterJessie “Mim” WORTH
November 14, 1895 (Age 16 years)
Citation details: 36959/1895 WORTH JESSIE JOHN HARRIETT L STROUD
Birth of a brotherHerbert Oliver WORTH
July 25, 1897 (Age 18 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Citation details: 26254/1897 WORTH HERBERT O JOHN HARRIETT L STROUD
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn PRIESTLY
about 1897 (Age 17 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 13701/1897 BRAMBLE ANN GEORGE UNKNOWN STROUD
Marriage of a siblingGeorge John WORTHRose Ann Leah HOEYView this family
about 1899 (Age 19 years)
Citation details: 4433/1899 WORTH GEORGE J HOEY ROSE A L TAREE
Birth of a brotherAlexander Edwin WORTH
June 12, 1900 (Age 20 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Death of a paternal grandfatherGeorge WORTH
October 3, 1900 (Age 21 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 574
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14504/1900 WORTH GEORGE JOHN STROUD
Marriage of a siblingAugust F SCHLENERTMary Ann WORTHView this family
about 1902 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: 10160/1902 SCHLENERT AUGUST WORTH MARY A STROUD
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Note: The Pre 1860 Pioneer Register has them marrying in Sydney.
MarriageMary Ann BRAMBLEView this family
about 1906 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 11216/1906 WORTH JOSEPH BRAMBLE MARY A TAREE
Marriage of a siblingReuben Alfred GREENAWAYEmily WORTHView this family
about 1906 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 11176/1906 GREENAWAY REUBEN A WORTH EMILY STROUD
Birth of a daughter
#1
Harriet Nellie WORTH
April 3, 1907 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: 18440/1907 WORTH HARRIET N JOSEPH MARY A STROUD
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"Harriet Nellie WORTH born 3 April 1907 in Stroud - DIED 8 August 1999"

Marriage of a siblingSamuel MUDFORDLily WORTHView this family
about 1907 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: 5858/1907 MUDFORD SAMUEL WORTH LILLY TAREE
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Ann MAYBURY
April 5, 1907 (Age 27 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 574
Citation details: 6685/1907 WORTH MARY A WILLIAM MARY A STROUD
Worth - Mary Ann
Worth - Mary Ann

Note: Image kindly provided by Susan Smith.

Birth of a son
#2
Reginald Raymond John WORTH
November 13, 1909 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: 41991/1909 WORTH REGINALD R J JOSEPH MARY A STROUD
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"Reginald Raymond John WORTH born 13 November 1909 Stroud - DIED 23 October 1982"

Marriage of a siblingThomas George MUDFORDFlorence Maud WORTHView this family
about 1910 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: 13292/1910 MUDFORD THOMAS G WORTH FLORENCE M RAYMOND TERRACE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Birth of a son
#3
Thomas Mervyn WORTH
July 6, 1912 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"Thomas Mervyn WORTH born 6 July 1912 Stroud - DIED 20 September 1985, buried Bulahdelah"

Worth - Thomas Mervyn
Worth - Thomas Mervyn

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Marriage of a siblingBenjamin WORTHCatherine O'BRIENView this family
about 1913 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 3365/1913 WORTH BENJAMIN O'BRIEN CATHERINE STROUD
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Note: The Pre 1860 Pioneer Register as their marriage taking place in Sydney.
Marriage of a siblingArchibald WORTHAnnie Alice FENNINGView this family
about 1913 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 15872/1913 WORTH ARCHIBALD FENNING ANNIE A STROUD
Birth of a daughter
#4
Muriel M U “Queenie” WORTH
March 27, 1914 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"Muriel "Queenie" WORTH born 27 March 1914 in Stroud"

Marriage of a siblingAmos WORTHHannah Catherine POYNTERView this family
about 1914 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: 3783/1914 WORTH AMOS POYNTER HANNAH C STROUD
Marriage of a siblingHorace Garnet GOOCHJessie “Mim” WORTHView this family
about 1915 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: 11067/1915 GOOCH HORACE G WORTH JESSIE STROUD
Marriage of a siblingJohn Edward WOODWARDMary Ann WORTHView this family
about 1918 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 13098/1918 WOODWARD JOHN E SCHLEMERT MARY A TAREE
Marriage of a siblingHerbert Oliver WORTHElsie May Jane FENNINGView this family
about 1918 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 8111/1918 WORTH HERBERT O FENNING ELSIE M STROUD
Marriage of a siblingAlexander Edwin WORTHEdith Mabel McDEANView this family
about 1921 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: 17899/1921 WORTH ALEXANDER E MCDEAN EDITH M GLOUCESTER
Death of a fatherJohn WORTH
November 5, 1922 (Age 43 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 574
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 17429/1922 WORTH JOHN GEORGE MARY GLOUCESTER
Marriage of a childAlfred James SQUIRESHarriet Nellie WORTHView this family
about 1923 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"1923 married in Gloucester to Alfred James SQUIRES born 21 November 1898 in Stroud - DIED 23 March 1967"

Citation details: 14397/1923 SQUIRES ALFRED J WORTH HARRIET N GLOUCESTER
Death of a brotherBenjamin WORTH
January 2, 1927 (Age 47 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4587/1927 WORTH BENJAMIN JOHN HARRIET TAREE
Death of a wifeMary Ann BRAMBLE
February 22, 1928 (on the date of death)
Cause: Murdered by husband Joseph
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5034/1928 WORTH MARY A JOHN HELEN DUNGOG
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"DIED 22 February 1928, Dungog (Shot by her husband)"

Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"ARTICLE in Argus (Melbourne Vic.) Friday 24 February 1928 - MAN and WIFE DEAD - Murder Suicide - SYDNEY, Thursday - A message from Tuncurry states that on Wednesday morning Joseph Worth, of Wootton, 17 miles from Nabiac, murdered his wife then committed suicide. Today the Coroner held an inquiry, and returned a verdict of Murder, Suicide. The bodies of Worth and his wife Mary Ann Worth, were found in a paddock, 150 yards from their home. Near the body of the husband was a pea-rifle. It is thought that the tragedy was the result of domestic troubles. [I was told by one of the grandchildren that Mary Ann was tired of his drinking, so she said if it continued she was leaving. He came home this night and she had her bags packed ready to leave. They believe that is someone had found her that night, she may not have died, as it was only a pea-rifle, and she bled to death.]"

Murder-Suicide
Joseph shot Mary and himself
February 22, 1928 (on the date of death)
Address: Wootton
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"ARTICLE in Argus (Melbourne Vic.) Friday 24 February 1928 - MAN and WIFE DEAD - Murder Suicide - SYDNEY, Thursday - A message from Tuncurry states that on Wednesday morning Joseph Worth, of Wootton, 17 miles from Nabiac, murdered his wife then committed suicide. Today the Coroner held an inquiry, and returned a verdict of Murder, Suicide. The bodies of Worth and his wife Mary Ann Worth, were found in a paddock, 150 yards from their home. Near the body of the husband was a pea-rifle. It is thought that the tragedy was the result of domestic troubles. [I was told by one of the grandchildren that Mary Ann was tired of his drinking, so she said if it continued she was leaving. He came home this night and she had her bags packed ready to leave. They believe that is someone had found her that night, she may not have died, as it was only a pea-rifle, and she bled to death.]"

Citation details: 24 February 1928, page 2.
Worth - Murder Suicide
Worth - Murder Suicide

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Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: 24 February 1928, page 11.
Worth - Murder suicide
Worth - Murder suicide

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Publication: Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954)
Worth - Murder suicide
Worth - Murder suicide

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Death February 22, 1928 (Age 48 years)
Cause of death: Suicide
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5033/1928 WORTH JOSEPH JOHN HARRIET L DUNGOG
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"JOSEPH WORTH born 3 July 1879 in Port Stephens - DIED 22 February 1928, Dungog (Committed suicide)"

Burial
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 16, 1876Myall River, , New South Wales, Australia
8 months
elder brother
18 months
elder sister
18 months
himself
3 years
younger sister
Emily WORTH
Birth: August 18, 1882 30 23Coolongolook, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 15, 1972Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Benjamin WORTH
Birth: May 2, 1885 33 26Coolongolook, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 2, 1927Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
18 months
younger sister
22 months
younger brother
Archibald WORTH
Birth: September 16, 1888 36 29Coolongolook, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 27, 1972Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
15 months
younger brother
Amos WORTH
Birth: December 7, 1889 38 30Coolongolook, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1971Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Charles Leslie WORTH
Birth: September 20, 1893 41 34Coolongolook, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1947Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
20 months
younger brother
Herbert Oliver WORTH
Birth: July 25, 1897 45 38Coolongolook, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 16, 1968Hamilton, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Alexander Edwin WORTH
Birth: June 12, 1900 48 41Coolongolook, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 4, 1967Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Mary Ann BRAMBLE - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1906Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
15 months
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
son
Worth - Thomas MervynThomas Mervyn WORTH
Birth: July 6, 1912 33 24Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 20, 1985Bulahdelah, , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
daughter

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 1
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 22906/1880 WORTH JOSEPH JOHN HARRIET LOVEDAY PORT STEPHENS
BirthEmails - Helen Branch
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"JOSEPH WORTH born 3 July 1879 in Port Stephens - DIED 22 February 1928, Dungog (Committed suicide)"

MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 11216/1906 WORTH JOSEPH BRAMBLE MARY A TAREE
Murder-SuicideEmails - Helen Branch
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"ARTICLE in Argus (Melbourne Vic.) Friday 24 February 1928 - MAN and WIFE DEAD - Murder Suicide - SYDNEY, Thursday - A message from Tuncurry states that on Wednesday morning Joseph Worth, of Wootton, 17 miles from Nabiac, murdered his wife then committed suicide. Today the Coroner held an inquiry, and returned a verdict of Murder, Suicide. The bodies of Worth and his wife Mary Ann Worth, were found in a paddock, 150 yards from their home. Near the body of the husband was a pea-rifle. It is thought that the tragedy was the result of domestic troubles. [I was told by one of the grandchildren that Mary Ann was tired of his drinking, so she said if it continued she was leaving. He came home this night and she had her bags packed ready to leave. They believe that is someone had found her that night, she may not have died, as it was only a pea-rifle, and she bled to death.]"

DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 1
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5033/1928 WORTH JOSEPH JOHN HARRIET L DUNGOG
DeathEmails - Helen Branch
Citation details: 10 August 2011
Text:

In part:

"JOSEPH WORTH born 3 July 1879 in Port Stephens - DIED 22 February 1928, Dungog (Committed suicide)"

BurialPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 1
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 573