Mr Henry Worsfold was born in Sussex, England, in 1838. He and his wife Margaret Maria (née Dudley) were passengers on the ship 'Ocean Mail' which left England on 12 November 1873 and arrived in Wellington on 2 February 1874. They were selected by the Emigrant and Colonists' Aid Corporation for a free passage to New Zealand to settle in the Manchester Block. They had 4 sons with them - Robert, Henry, George and John. A daughter Sarah, died before the family left England. After settling in Feilding, Henry worked for the Feilding Borough Council for ten years and was active in civic and social affairs.