John Woods son of Robert Woods and Hannah ???? was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England circa 1817. John's trade was that of a blacksmith, like his father Robert Woods before him.
John married Ann Jane Roberts in Liverpool, Lancashire, England sometime between 1838 and 1841. Ann was born in 1808 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. John emigrated to Victoria, Australia with his family circa 1855. They settled in Williamstown, Victoria.
John Woods appeared in the Williamstown Court in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia on a charge of malicious damage in May 1857. He was charged with maliciously injuring the door of a water-closet belonging to his landlord. The article in the Williamstown Chronicle on May 2, 1857 reported that John Woods had recently been ejected from premises which were situated in a right-of-way off Ann Street, Williamstown, and that Woods had removed a water-closet and broke the door of it. He was ordered to return the property and to pay twenty shillings to repair the injury, or, in default, to be imprisoned seven days.
Ann died at 4.20 p.m. at Sydney Street in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia on December 1, 1872. Her cause of death was chronic rheumatism, bedsores and debility. She was buried on December 3, 1872 in the Williamstown Cemetery in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia in a public grave (unmarked) in the Church of England Section, compartment M.
John died from paralysis and debility in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia on June 30, 1861 and was buried on July 2, 1861 in the Williamstown Cemetery in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. He was buried in an unmarked public grave in the Church of England section, compartment A.
John Woods and Ann Jane Roberts had the following children: