He mended shoes at Church Road, opposite the parish church, for over 50 years. He made the boots for the local people and Mitcham cricketers; his brother Tom, was a famous Dr. W. G. Grace-era cricketer.
He died in 1949, aged 83.
Source: Mitcham News & Mercury, 26th May, 1961
James Nutlay, labourer, of the Causeway, Mitcham, was charged at the Croydon Police-court on Monday with stealing a hayfork, the property of Mr. Woodman, of Mitcham.
— Wm. Burrell, a labourer of Rock Terrace, Mitcham, deposed that on going to work on Saturday morning about 6.30, he missed the hayfork, and being unable to find it, he was about to go to Mr. Woodman to get another, when he saw the prisoner, with whom he had worked a short time ago. Witness went to him and accused him of taking the fork. Prisoner said had taken it to get some food and drink.
The prisoner was ordered to be sent gaol for 14 days.
Source: Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette – Saturday 04 October 1879 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)