In August 2017 the BBC Who Do You Think You Are programme included a connection to the Tinworth family who
Shortly after this article was published I was contacted by one of our readers in Australia who very kindly sent me more information on Charles Tinworth who obviously ended up being a very successful man, so for those who would like to know more of Charles’s story in Australia, read on!
Land encroachment while mining
As I am sure must have happened frequently, Charles had a problem at one point with his mining activities encroaching on land belonging to another company. This was reported in the Ballarat Star, the local paper, on Tuesday 6th March 1883, as follows:
“WOAH HAWP CANTON COMPANY V. TINWORTH AND PARTY”
The following is the award of the arbitrators in the case Woah Hawp Company v Tinworth and party, seeking damages for encroachment: – “The Woah Hawp Canton Quartz Mining Company, No Liability, and Wong Pong v. Edward Tinworth, James Button, James Tinworth, Charles William Tinworth the elder, and Charles William Tinworth the younger, – We, the undersigned, after hearing evidence and carefully considering same, hereby make the following award:- That Edward Tinworth and party did encroach on the Woah Hawp Canton Company’s claim, and that Edward Tinworth and party pay to the Woah Hawp Canton Company, No Liability, the sum of £218 13s 8d, as per annexed statement. We also decide that all costs incurred in this case be paid by Edward Tinworth and party; full deed of
Success and a Banquet!
Banquet to Mr Charles Tinworth
A complimentary banquet was tendered last night to
The banquet tables were beautifully laid out, and reflected much credit on the caterer, Mr McIntyre, Bridge Street, whose efforts for the convenience of the guests could not have been surpassed. …
The next toast was “Health and Prosperity to
I wonder if Charles was heading back for a visit to Elmdon?
So a very interesting life and quite a story. Charles did return after his European trip and died in Ballarat East in 1905.
With many thanks to one of our Australian readers who provided copies of the articles and kindly took the photograph above of Charles’s grave.