Mr. Greenwood was a native of Yorkshire England. He sailed onboard the ship ‘Royal Charter’ from Liverpool England in 1856 at the age of 25 for a better life in the Port Phillip district.
John, aged 27, met Sarah Hay (or Hey) aged 25 and they married in Melbourne in 1858. Sarah was also from Yorkshire and they had 4 children.
The Greenwood family were long time North & West Melbourne locals and lived at 143 Roden Street West Melbourne prior to John’s death in 1915.
Below is a list of significant building works carried out by John Greenwood.
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|Building ID||Location||Owner||Suburb||Building State||Building Type||Builder||Build Date (YYYY MM DD)||Melbourne Council Notice of Intention to Build number|
|71318||Franklin St east – next Mack’s Hotel||Greenwood & Lee – Melbourne||Melbourne||VIC||Factories||Greenwood, John & Lee, Edward||1856 12 19||884|
|71238||A’Beckett St||Greenwood, John – Albion Daw Mills, A’Beckett St||Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Greenwood, John||1859 03 7||185|
|71249||A’Beckett St east – 2 – Albion Sawmill||Greenwood, John – 2 A’Beckett St||Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Greenwood, John||1862 05 26||216|
|81010||Gipps St – first house (179)||Greenwood, John||East Melbourne||VIC||alterations||Greenwood, John||1862 09 10||350|
|72820||Adderley – cnr Abbotsford||Greenwood, John||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Greenwood, John – 12 Harcourt St Hotham||1880 06 21||8407|
|72822||Abbotsford – at bottom||Greenwood, John||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Greenwood, John – Adderley St West Melb.||1880 10 13||8545|
|72537||Adderley St||Greenwood, John||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Greenwood, John – Adderley St||1883 01 3||116|
|72679||Adderley St – nr Ireland||Greenwood, John||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Greenwood, John – Adderley St||1887 10 20||3111|
Table source: https://www.mileslewis.net/australian-architectural/
Main source: Public Records Office of Victoria, BDM Victoria and the Melbourne edition of the Sands & McDougall directoy.