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William TAYLOR was born in 1808 in possibly Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. I was advised that he supposedly died in 1847 in England. He married Ruth BRUTON. [Father - William TAYLOR]

William was a Pianoforte & Organ Builder in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England and he married Ruth BRUTON. They had a family of five children, William Frederick (1831) my direct ancestor who married Sarah Ann PORTCH, another son (ca.1832), whose name is unknown and who immigrated to the United States of America, Frank (1838), Emily (1838) and Charles (1842) who was an Architect and resided in Cardiff in Wales. At the time of his son William Frederick's second marriage in 1871 his occupation is given as 'Mariner', as is his father's. However, as William Senior had supposedly passed away, many years earlier in 1847, this occupation could be incorrect.

Interestingly in the 1871 Census there is a William TAYLOR, a Land Agent and Auctioneer, aged 54 years (born ca 1817) married to Ruth residing with the family of Ann BRUTON unmarried aged 70 years with income from Houses and Land in High Street, Chipping Sodbury for William Taylor Age in 1871: 54; Estimated birth year: 1817; Relation: Head
Where born: Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England
Household : other family members
Ann Bruton 70 Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England Head Chipping Sodbury Gloucestershire
Julia Bruton 23 Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England Niece Chipping Sodbury Gloucestershire
Charlotte Warner Fletcher 14 Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England Servant Chipping Sodbury Gloucestershire
Mary Fletcher 24 Yate, Gloucestershire, England Servant Chipping Sodbury Gloucestershire
Ruth Taylor 54 Yate, Gloucestershire, England Wife Chipping Sodbury Gloucestershire
William Taylor 54 Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England Head Chipping Sodbury
Civil Parish or Township: Chipping Sodbury
Ecclesiastical parish: Chipping Sodbury
Town: Chipping Sodbury
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Source information: RG10/2577
Registration district: Chipping Sodbury
Sub-registration district: Chipping Sodbury
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Folio: 35
Page: 9
Household schedule number: 44

Ruth BRUTON was born about 1810 in possibly Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. She died about 1872 in Bath, Somersetshire, England. [Father - James (supposedly Sir) BRUTON ]

Ruth was possibly christened on 7 Aug 1803 to John and Esther BRUTON in Bristol, Gloucester, England - see IGI Batch C017186

For the IGI site for births and marriages in Gloucestershire including Bristol only 1% of Bristol is covered and about a quarter of Gloucestershire excluding Bristol is covered. The surname Bruton seems to be a local Gloucestershire surname.

[Child - William Frederick TAYLOR]


34. James PORCH or PORTCH was born about 1810 in possibly Cardiff, Wales.

According to his daughter's marriage certificate James was a Florist. Accordingly to family lore he was employed as a School Teacher in Cardiff, Wales.

[Child - Sarah Ann (Mary) PORTCH ]

My ggg Grandparents John Ezzey and Rebecca Lamb

John EZZEY was born 1 possibly born on 6 Oct 1795 in Richmond NSW Australia. Refer to Pages 114 to 127 of 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road' Book 1 for further detailed comments regarding the date of birth of 29th October, 1795, inscribed on his tombstone. Which can be read online at Taylor & Ashdown Family Genealogy - John EZZEY (1795c - 1869) where in addition on Page 127 it states : If the date of birth inscribed on his tombstone [in St. Peter's Churchyard at Richmond (Row 2, Grave 41/42 Section A)] is correct [the date of birth, 29 October 1795], then he had not had his 73rd birthday, so he was not even in his 74th year. He died 2, 3 on 29 May 1869 at "Fuschia Cottage" Richmond NSW Australia. The cause of his death was Cancer (duration 7 months). He was buried in May 1869 in St. Peter's Church of England, Richmond NSW. He married 4 Rebecca LAMB on 24 Mar 1817 in St. Matthew's Church of England, Windsor NSW Australia. John resided 5 in Sep 1830 at 'Bonnie Doon', Richmond Hill (Kurrajong). He resided 6 in 1869 at "Fuschia Cottage" Francis Street Richmond. He was employed as District Constable of North Richmond in 1828. He was a Farm Grazier and Landholder. He joined religion Protestant in 1828. [Parents - William EZZY & Jane FLOYD]

For further reading see Pages 114 to 127 in Book 1 of 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road' 1985 (ISBN 0 9589831 0 0 and ISBN 0 9589831 3 5) which is now in the process of being transcribed at Taylor & Ashdown Family Genealogy - John EZZEY (1795c - 1869).

NSW Death Registration at New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

5829/1869 EZZY JOHN WILLIAM DIED RICHMOND RICHMOND

John was the son of a convict (William) and his free-wife Jane. He became a District Constable appointed from the Windsor Branch to the District of North Richmond NSW on 2 Aug 1828 and remained in this position until about Dec 1830 when he resigned. He rejoined the force a few months later as Assistant District Constable at North Richmond and completed his term of three years in August 1831. He later farmed at Richmond Hill [Grose Vale] .

In the early years John grew mainly wheat. In the 1828 Census John owned 70 acres of land and in 1830 he purchased his father-in-law's grant at Richmond Hill, or Kurrajong, in the part of the area now called Bowen Mount. The couple and their young family had moved to the 180 acres by mid 1830 and it was here they built their home called "Bonnie Doon" on what is today the area of 'Cabbage Tree Road'. When John and his family first settled at "Bonnie Doon" they were terrorised on one occasion by the bushranger George Armstrong in company with his friends. John received a grant of forty acres at Kurrajong in June 1831, adjoining the 180 acres he had already acquired by private purchase, and over the next few years, gradually purchased adjoining properties until 'Bonnie Doon' totalled 480 acres. He was no longer farming and was grazing stock and had acquired a property of forty acres in 1839, which he named 'Clifton Grove'. The present day farm on this lot still goes by this name. In 1842 he leased acreage at a place called 'Darky', at the foot of the Bulga, jointly with his son-in-law Richard Skuthorp Jnr. The journalist Samuel Boughton wrote 'Foley speaks of in his 'Reminiscences of Australia' they had eleven children and 99 grand-children.'

Later he farmed with his brother Charles EZZY and he was among the first settlers to lease land at St. George (now part of Queensland). They were one of the first to take up a station on the Namoi River, which was at the time considered the North East end of Australia and his sons settled on the Balonne, long before Queensland became separated from N.S.W. The issuing of leases in the Balonne River District was under the jurisdiction of the Moree Land Office and the Gwydir District Run Book for 1848-1855 shows Charles EZZY 'Keeret' (St.George) 32,000 acres and John EZZY 'Guy Guy', the same acreage.
Details of the Run of 'Guy Guy' as set out in the Government Gazette printed in 1851, Volume 2 :
No.21. EZZEY John. Name of Run 'Guy Guy'. Estimated area 16,000 acres. Estimated grazing capabilities 640 cattle. Bounded on the east by the Culgoa and Balonne Rivers, commencing at Sir Thomas Mitchell's Camp marked N.S.W, on the former and extending upwards 5 miles to a point on the latter stream, thence on the north by a line running west 5 miles, thence on the west by a line running south 5 miles, thence on the south by a line running east five miles and striking the point on the Balonne River first mentioned.
No.22. EZZEY John. Name of Run 'Upper Guy Guy'. Estimated area 16,000 acres. Estimated grazing capabilities 640 cattle.
Bounded on the south by the northern boundary of the run called 'Guy Guy', thence on the east by the Balonne River to Mr.Ezzeys' hut called Quebit, thence on the north by a line running west 5 miles, thence on the west by a line running south 5 miles to the southern boundary.

John's line was the only one to adopt the spelling of EZZEY. On 28 Sep 1831 the Colonial Secretary wrote to the Windsor Court House requesting it to ascertain and report whether the Surname of this Applicant is spelt EZZY or EZZEY. The report was returned to Sydney several days later and endorsed 'The proper mode of spelling this name is EZZEY.'

From 1856-1868 John was a member of the Committee of Trustees for the Hawkesbury Benevolent Society and Hospital, which operated from Macquarie Street Windsor. In 1864 the Bank of New South Wales opened a branch office in the township of Richmond and the first account was opened in the name of John EZZEY. In the latter years of his life John acquired quite a few properties in the township of Richmond, some he disposed of, whilst others were bequeathed to his children in his Will. John Ezzey out lived his wife by just over two years and passed away on 29th May 1869. Two days later The Sydney Morning Herald carried the following notice :
'Ezzey - on the 29th inst., at his residence Fuschia Cottage, Richmond. Mr. John Ezzey, an old and respected Colonist, aged 74 years, leaving a large family and circle of friends to mourn their loss'. Inscribed on his tombstone in St. Peter's Churchyard at Richmond (Row 2, Grave 41/42 Section A) is the date of birth, 29 October 1795 (If correct this would make him 72 years old).

John and Rebecca had the following children:
i. William James (Bill) EZZY b. 8 Feb 1818 married Mary Ann MAYO and they had a family of fifteen children.
ii Elizabeth EZZEY b. 9 Aug 1819 married Richard SKUTHORP.
iii Mary Ann EZZEY b. 1821 married John MAYO.
iv John EZZEY b. 5 Mar 1824 married Charlotte CORNWELL.
v Henry EZZEY b. 4 Apr 1826, my direct ancestor married Mary Anne WITNEY.
vi Jane EZZEY b. 17 Oct 1828 married James TOWNSEND.
vii Charles EZZY b. 10 Aug 1830 married Harriette Manning FITZROY.
viii Sophia EZZEY, b. 11 Dec 1832 at "Bonnie Doon" Kurrajong married William SULLIVAN.
ix Richard EZZY b. 15 Oct 1834 married Ann CROSS.
x Benjamin EZZEY, b. 4 Oct 1837 at "Bonnie Doon" Kurrajong married Mary Sarah, in 'Wyenbah' Homestead.
xi Joseph EZZY b. 23 Nov 1839 married Sarah Ann ALLEN.

The following records are held at State Records of NSW Colonial Secretary Index 1788-1825
EZZY, John. Born in the Colony
1821 Jan 24, May 24; Store receipts of for wheat, paid at Windsor (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.146, 178)
1824 Aug; Memorial (Fiche 3087; 4/1837A No.325 p.279)
1824 Nov 22
Of Windsor. On list of persons liable to serve as jurors in the District of Windsor (Reel 6060; 4/1775 p.188[ii])
EZZY, John.Of Windsor;1825 Aug; On list of persons liable to serve as jurors in the district of Windsor (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.80a)

1841 Census search results at NSW State Records
Surname Firstname Return Number Residence ItemID PageNo ReelNo Notes
Ezzey Charles 324 Richmond Road, Parish St Matthew, County Cumberland, District Windsor [X951] 39 2223
Ezzey John 1050 North Richmond, County Cook, District Windsor [X951] 97 2223

Refer primary source for further reading :'Along the Windsor Richmond Road' 1985 (ISBN 0 9589831 0 0 and ISBN 0 9589831 3 5).

37. Rebecca LAMB was born 1, 2 on 19 Nov 1797 in Mulgrave Place NSW Australia. She was christened 3, 4 on 26 Jun 1798 in St. John's Parramatta NSW Australia. She died 5 on 5 Apr 1867 at "Fuschia Cottage" Richmond NSW Australia. She was buried in Apr 1867 in St. Peter's Church of England, Richmond NSW Australia. Rebecca resided 6 in Sep 1830 at "Bonnie Doon", Richmond Hill (Kurrajong). She resided 7 in 1867 at "Fuschia Cottage" Francis Street, Richmond NSW Australia. [Parents - Henry LAMB & Elizabeth CHAMBERS]

NSW Birth Registration at New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

V1797699 1A/1797 LAMB REBECCA HENRY ELIZABETH (CHAMBERS)

NSW Death Registration at New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

7634/1867 EZZY REBECCA HENRY L DIED RICHMOND RICHMOND

Rebecca, the only daughter of her parents was literate. She married John EZZEY at St. Matthew's Church of England, Windsor NSW on 24 Mar 1817 and the couple's first home was on the Windsor Richmond Road, on John's share of his father's original grant. In their later years John and Rebecca retired to a home in the township of Richmond called 'Fuschia Cottage' in Francis Street and Rebecca was the first to pass away on 5th April 1867. The Sydney Morning Herald carried the following notice
'Ezzy Rebecca, at her residence Francis Street, Richmond, Rebecca, wife of Mr. John Ezzey, aged 69 years, leaving a husband, 11 children, 62 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren to deplore their loss'.

When Rebecca died, John laid her to rest in a fine new vault in St. Peter's Churchyard (Row 2, Grave 41/42 Section A). When John himself passed away, the family buried him with his wife in the same vault.

For further reading see 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road' 1985 (ISBN 0 9589831 0 0 and ISBN 0 9589831 3 5). Refer to Pages 114 to 127 of 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road' Book 1. Which can be read online at Taylor & Ashdown Family Genealogy - John EZZEY (1795c - 1869).

[Child - Henry EZZEY]


Edmund WITNEY was born 1 on 26 Dec 1809 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. He was christened 2 on 9 Jan 1810 in St. Andrew's, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. He died 3 on 31 Jan 1899 in Grose Vale NSW Australia. The cause of his death was Senile Decay - duration 2 months. He was buried 4 on 1 Feb 1899 in the Presbyterian Burial Ground, East Richmond. He married 5 6 Elizabeth RATLEY on 8 Jun 1829 in West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. Edmund emigrated 7, 8 on 24 Dec 1843 from England on the ship 'United Kingdom'. He 9 arrived on 29 Apr 1844 in Sydney as an Assisted Immigrant. He resided 10 in 1845 in 'Hobartville' Richmond NSW Australia. He resided 11 on 24 Oct 1849 in Richmond NSW Australia. He resided 12 on 31 Jan 1899 in Richmond NSW Australia. He was employed 13 as an Agricultural Labourer in 1843. He was employed 14 as a Farm Labourer - Groom - Currier and Tanner. He was 15 a Farmer at Richmond NSW on 31 Jan 1899. He joined religion Independent Chapel, Chinnor, Oxfordshire in England. He joined religion 16 Presbyterian on 31 Jan 1899. [Parents - William WITNEY & Mary NARROWAY]

Edmund and Elizabeth lived at Littleworth Place, Chinnor, England (see non Parochial registers on fiche) prior to their immigration to Australia. He arrived in Sydney as an 'Assisted Immigrant' on the ship 'United Kingdom' together with his brother John and their families. They disembarked on 7 May 1844 when they were released into the employ of William Cox Jnr. of "Hobartville", Richmond. Both brothers remained at "Hobartville" for at least five years, possibly longer. The family later lived at Agnes Banks. In his later years Edmund was a Currier in Richmond.

According to his 1899 Death Certificate, Edmund was 89 years of age when he died of "Senile Decay" - Duration : 2 months.
The Informant on his Death Certificate was : Caleb EZZEY, Grandson, Grose Vale, NSW.
Children of Marriage : Robert 61, Mary Ann 58, William 53, George 47, Living. 6 Males & 1 Female Deceased.
'Henry - Deceased' was listed but crossed out.

Edmund was living with his daughter Mary Ann EZZEY, my direct ancestor at Grose Vale at the time of his death. He was buried in the Presbyterian Burial Ground at East Richmond, but has no headstone. The Presbyterian Burial Ground is located on the extreme edge of the township, overlooking the flood-plain and in 2003 was surrounded by cow paddocks.

For further reading see 'The Witney Brothers' on Pages 87 to 91 of 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road'1985(ISBN 0 9589831 0 0 and ISBN 0 9589831 3 5) which can be read online at Taylor & Ashdown Family Genealogy.

Elizabeth RATLEY was born 1, 2 on 16 Jun 1813 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. She died 3 on 8 Aug 1883 in Richmond NSW Australia. The cause of her death was Bronchitis - duration 6 months. She was buried 4, 5 on 10 Aug 1883 in Presbyterian Burial Ground, East Richmond. Elizabeth emigrated 6 to Australia, departing on 24 Dec 1843 from England on the ship 'United Kingdom'. She arrived 7, 8 on 29 Apr 1844 in Sydney as an Assisted Immigrant. She resided 9 in 1845 in "Hobartville" Australia. She resided 10 on 24 Oct 1849 in Richmond NSW Australia. She was employed 11 as a Lace Maker in England. [Parents - Benjamin RATLEY & Anne WHITE ]

Edmund and Elizabeth lived at Littleworth Place, Chinnor, England (see non Parochial registers on fiche) prior to immigration to Australian. In some records her surname is also spelt 'RATCLIFFE'.

Elizabeth and Edmund arrived Sydney as an Assisted Immigrant on the ship 'United Kingdom' together with brother John and their families. They disembarked on 7 May 1844 when they were released into the employ of William Cox Jnr. of 'Hobartville', Richmond. Both brothers remained at 'Hobartville' for at least five years, possibly longer. In his later years Edmund was a Currier in Richmond.

According to his 1899 Death Certificate, Edmund was 89yrs of age when he died of 'Senile Decay' - Duration : 2 months.
Informant on Death Certificate : Caleb EZZEY, Grandson, Grose Vale, NSW.
Children of Marriage : Robert 61, Mary Ann 58, William 53, George 47, Living. 6 Males & 1 Female Deceased. 'Henry - Deceased' was listed but crossed out.

Both Elizabeth and Edmund are buried in the Presbyterian Burial Ground and Richmond - neither has a headstone.

Rosemary O'Neill advised Elizabeth died on 8th August, however previous file notes indcate a date of death of 8 Mar 1883.

[Child - Mary Anne WITNEY]


Samuel Lyon ASHER was born in 1818 in Newcastle Street, Nottingham, England. He was christened 1 on 22 Jan 1818 in St. Mary's, Nottingham, England. He died 2 on 27 Jul 1855 accidently at Cooranbong, Newcastle NSW Australia. He was buried 3 on 28 Jul 1855 in the Church of England Hexham, Newcastle NSW. He married 4 Ann BOWDEN on 6 Feb 1845 in Cooranbong, Gosford Parish Co. Northumberland NSW Australia. Samuel emigrated on 16 Jul 1837 from Sheerness, England. He arrived in Australia on 25 Oct 1837 as a convict on the ship 'James Pattison'. He was employed as a Lacemaker in Nottingham in 1837. He was employed as a Labourer of Newport on 11 Feb 1845. He was employed as a Labourer of Lake Macquarie on 16 Sep 1846. He was 5 a Morpeth Shoemaker on 17 Apr 1848. He was employed 6 as a Carrier (Carter), Contractor at the time of his death in 1855. He joined religion 7 Methodist. [Parents - William ASHER & Elizabeth (possibly BAYFIELD)]

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles
SAMUEL LYON ASHER
Male Event(s): Christening: 22 JAN 1818 Saint Mary, Nottingham, Nottingham, England
Parents: Father: WILLIAM ASHER & Mother: ELIZABETH
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.:Type:
C044873 1813 - 1816 0504071 Film 0883656 Film
C044873 1817 - 1821 0504073 Film NONE
C044873 1822 - 1826 0504072 Film NONE

Samuel's death is registered as follows at New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

V18551465 43A/1855 ASHER SAMUEL AGE 38

Newcastle Public Library Collection Parish Register (Reference :Mfm LH13)Official : Edward Rogers. District : Brisbane Waters. Parish : Gosford. County : Northumberland.
Note : Remarks in Register (not sighted)
Christening of George Leyon ASHER

Newcastle Public Library Collection Parish Register (Reference :Mfm LH13)Official : Edward Rogers. District : Brisbane Waters. Parish : Gosford. County : Northumberland.
Note : Remarks in Register (not sighted)
Christening of Frank ASHER

Samuel's parents were William and Elizabeth ASHER. Samuel was a Lacemaker in Nottingham until arrested at 19 years of age on 17 Mar 1837 and transported for 14 years at Nottingham Quarter Sessions. He was tried and charged with four other men and found guilty of stealing a coat valued at 2 shillings, a pair of gloves, a gimblet and a ball of twine from the Fishpond Gardens of Nottingham Castle which was known for the beauty of it's flowers and the excellence of the vegetables. On a second indictment they were also found guilty of stealing a coat, a pair of gloves, a pair of shoes and a cap from a private garden. Evidence was provided by the Innkeeper of the 'Sign of the Huntsman', a Nightwatchman and owners of the stolen property. Although character references were accepted by the court, the Jury was advised that each defendant had a record of previous convictions. Samuel departed from Sheerness, at the mouth of the Thames River on 16th July 1837 on the ship 'James Pattison'. He arrived in Sydney on 25th October 1837. Trial Place was Surrey.

He was Granted a 'Ticket Of Leave' in 1844 and married Ann Bowden, then living at Dora Creek in NSW, on 6th February 1845 at Cooranbong, with the Governor's consent, since Samuel was still a convict at that time, and signed with his 'x' mark. He received a Conditional Pardon on 1 Nov 1848, as a result of his good conduct. However, he had not collected this Pardon nearly two years later when a notice appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on 22 Jun 1850 advising of same.

Samuel was 5ft 3/4 inches tall, with a dark, ruddy and freckled complexion. His hair was dark brown and he had brown eyes.
During their ten year marriage, Ann and Samuel had six children. The first two being born at Newport (Dora Creek) and the remaining four were born when the family lived in Perkins Street, Newcastle (nearly opposite The Victoria Theatre),
Children :
i George Leyon ASHER, b. 24 Apr 1845 married Matilda RANDALL and resided in New Zealand.
ii Frank ASHER b. 18 Jul 1846 married twice (1) Alice Maria ROTHWELL and secondly to Rebecca OSBORNE.
iii Samuel William ASHER b. 17 Apr 1848, my direct ancestor married Mary WEBSTER.
iv Alfred ASHER b. 22 Jul 1850 married Sarah BIRKBY.
v Rosa Louisa ASHER b. 18 Aug 1852 married Christopher FAWCETT.
vi Catherine ASHER, b. 27 Mar 1855 in Perkins Street, Newcastle, NSW. She married Robert A CROPLEY.

Samuel died tragically in 1855 when he fell from his dray and dislocated his spine whilst taking a dray of goods to the racecourse. He lived for 12 hours though paralysed.
The following article appeared in the Maitland Mercury Newspaper on 1 August 1855
Hunter River Disctrict News (from our correspondents)
NEWCASTLE
One of those melancholy events which throw a gloom over an otherwise joyous occassion occured during the first day of our races, and has resulted in the death of an estimable man, who leaves behind him a large family to deplore his loss. An inquest was held on the body on Thursday, the 26th instant, before the Coroner, J.E. Stacey, Esq. It appears from the evidence that Mr. Samuel Asher, the deceased, had taken his dray with goods of some kind to the course, and when returning home in the evening with some of his neighbours in the cart, and just as they had arrived at where the Macquarie Road abuts upon the railway, he fell from the front of his dray backwards, dislocating the spine. He survived the injuries upwards of twelve hours, though completely paralysed, and expired about one o'clock on Thursday. Verdict accidental death. The deceased man was a man who in his capacity as a carter was universally esteemed for his sober habits and quied demeanour.
ASHER INQUEST Before J.E. STACY, Coroner on 26 Jul 1855 : Misadventure. Newcastle Mercury Newspaper 1 Aug 1855.

Samuel was most likely buried at the Cemetery of Christ Church Cathederal, where burials were carried out from 1802 to 1881, as Sandgate was not established until this time. Unfortunately these graves were desecrated and the headstones removed.

Ann BOWDEN was born on 5 Apr 1826 in Benenden, Kent, England. She was christened 1 on 28 May 1826 in Benenden, Kent, England. She died 2 on 25 Aug 1914 in Moap Street Waratah NSW. The cause of her death was Senile Decay. She was buried 3 on 26 Aug 1914 in Congregational Cemetery Sandgate, Newcastle NSW. Ann emigrated on 24 Jun 1838 from Gravesend in Kent (near London). She arrived in Australia on 6 Nov 1838 in Sydney on the ship Maitland. She resided 4 on 6 Feb 1839 in George Street South, Sydney NSW Australia. She resided in 1842 in Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW. She resided in 1842 in Dora Creek, Newport, near Lake Macquarie NSW. [Parents - William BOWDEN & Elizabeth GODFREY]

No.12450 Registered at Waratah, NSW

Ann BOWDEN lost her mother when she was 12 years of age, as her mother died upon the family's arrival in Sydney in 1838.
Her older sister Rebecca, married Thomas ADAM two years later at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sydney on 28 Aug 1840, so it is most likely that Ann at 14 years of age continued to raise her younger four siblings, which included a three year old infant as well as preparing meals for the older family members in Sydney and later at their farm at Dora Creek.

Ann, aged 22 years married Samuel ASHER with the consent of the Governor of NSW on 6 Feb 1845. Their first child George Leyon ASHER's christening is registered two months later on 24 Apr 1845.
Tradegy would again strike Ann when her husband Samuel died tragically on 27 Jul 1855 when he fell from his dray and dislocated his spine, whilst taking a dray of goods to the racecourse. He lived for 12 hours though paralysed. This left Ann with six young children to raise. Catherine the youngest, having being born only four months earlier. Three years later she married her second husband Edward PERRY on 30 Mar 1858 and had a a further five children :
Thomas (1859), Edward Bowden PERRY (1860) married Annie JOLLY, Harriet E PERRY (1862) married John C JORDAN, Caroline M PERRY (1864) married William FARLEY, Reuben G PERRY (1866) married Annie GILLESPIE.

On 28 July 1877 Ann was a witness at the birth of her grandson Samuel Webster Asher. Tradegy again would arise when on 23 Jun 1884, at the age of 58 years, Ann became a Widow once more when her second husband Edward PERRY committed suicide by cutting his throat.

Ann is buried as Ann PERRY in the Congregational Section of Sandgate Cemetery NSW. Her death is registered as : No.12450 Registered in Waratah NSW.

For further reading see :
'The Benenden Bowdens'
The first half century of a pioneering family, the Bowden's, who arrived in Australia within the first fifty years after settlement by the British.
Author Colin KING
Published 1988 - 192 pages.
ISBN 9592639 1 8

[Child - Samuel William ASHER]


James WEBSTER was born 1 in 1821 in Coupar Angus, Angus, Scotland. He was christened 2, 3 on 26 Jul 1821 in Church of Scotland Parish Church of Coupar-Angus. He died 4 on 12 Oct 1872 in Perkin Street, Newcastle NSW. The cause of his death was Prostatic Calculus. He was buried 5, 6 on 13 Oct 1872 in Presbyterian, H.S. Point Cemetery, Newcastle. He married 7, 8 Ann (Annie) McINTOSH on 22 May 1842 in Glasgow, Scotland. James immigrated to Australia 9arriving on 8 Oct 1842 on the ship 'Aden' with the A.A. Company. He resided in 1843 in Newcastle NSW Australia. He resided in 1848 in possibly Adelaide, South Australia. He resided in 1852 in Newcastle NSW Australia.

At the time of their youngest child's birth on 5 Mar 1855 the family resided at Cowie's Creek (now Geelong North) near Western Shore of Corio Bay VIC, when James' occupation is given as a 'Farmer'. It is not known when the family returned to live in Newcastle, however it is known that he resided 10 on 12 Oct 1872 in Perkin Street Newcastle NSW Australia. He was employed 11 as a Miner. He was a 12 Gentleman of Independent Means in 1872. He joined religion 13 Congregational Church. [Parents - David WEBSTER & Helen (Ellen) LINDSAY ]

JAMES WEBSTER Male Christening: 26 JUL 1821 Coupar Angus, Angus, Scotland
Parents: Father: DAVID WEBSTER Mother: HELEN LINDSAY
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C112796 1819 - 1854 0993417 Film 6902935 Film ; Parish registers, 1682-1854

James and Ann were each aged 21 years when they married. They emigrated to Australia shortly after marrying and settled subsequently in Newcastle. James was brought out to Australia under contract with the Australian Agricultural Company arriving on the ship 'Aden' on 8th October 1842. James was the last of his family to be contracted by the company. Also brought out by The A.A. Company and arriving aboard the ship 'Richard Webb' on 24 September 1840, amongst the first Scottish miners brought out, was James' elder brother John. Also aboard was John LINDSAY who married James and John's sister Agnes. James' mother (Helen) and sisters came out with Helen's second husband Robert WILLIAMSON and their children. Robert was also under contract with the company and arrived aboard the ship 'Hero of Malown' on 21 November 1841. Other family members who came out with the A.A. Company were James LINDSAY (brother to Helen), Enoch DAVIES and Thomas TUDOR (both married half-sisters to James).

Accordingly to Death Certificate, James was born in Angusshire, Scotland. His wife Ann was the Informant and she stated he was 21 years of age when they married in Glasgow, Scotland.
Cause of Death : Prostatic Calculus. Duration : 5 months.
Children of Marriage : 1 Male 2 Females Living. 2 Males and 1 Female Deceased.

Other researchers have this couple marrying in New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland (also on 22 May 1842)
On his daughter Mary's 1939 Death Certificate James's occupation was given as 'Independent Means'.

James and Ann had five children : Ann WEBSTER b. 1843 Newcastle NSW, David WEBSTER b. 1846,
Ellen WEBSTER b. 1848 possibly in Adelaide South Australia, Mary WEBSTER b. 12 Apr 1852 my direct ancestor who married Samuel William ASHER. James WEBSTER b. 1855 in Geelong, Victoria and died 1942 in Wyong NSW.

Ann (Annie) McINTOSH was born 1 on 1 Oct 1821 in Rossamondlea, Strathspey, INV Scotland. She was christened 2, 3 on 15 Nov 1821 in Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie. She died 4, 5 on 11 Jan 1907 in Perkin Street Newcastle NSW Australia. The cause of her death was Natural causes - heart failue due to old age. She was buried 6, 7 on 12 Jan 1907 in the Conrgegational Section of Sandgate Cemetery Newcastle. Ann immigrated 8 on 8 Oct 1842 arriving on the ship "Aden" with the A.A. Company. She resided in 1843 in Newcastle NSW Australia. She possibly resided in 1848 in Adelaide, South Australia. She resided in 1852 in Newcastle NSW Australia. She resided 9 on 4 Nov 1873 in Perkin Street, Newcastle NSW. She joined religion 10 Congregational. [Parents - Donald McINTOSH & Anne COLLIE]

ANN MCINTOSH Female Birth: 01 OCT 1821
Christening: 15 NOV 1821 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANN CALLY
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C110932 1702 - 1858 0990724 Film 6902508 Film Sheet: 00
Film or fiche number 0990724
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Parish registers, 1702-1854 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

Birth Registration as recorded on Scotlands People
15 Nov 1821 MCINTOSH
ANN DONALD MCINTOSH ANN CALLY F CROMDALE AND INVERALLAN 128/0B 0003 No Image

2087/1907 WEBSTER ANNIE DONALD ANNIE NEWCASTLE

A WEBSTER descendant wrote that each was aged 21 years when they married and that 'they emigrated to Australia shortly after marrying and settled subsequently in Newcastle" and that "Anne, his wife died 11th January 1906.'

On her daughter Mary's Death Certificate in 1939, her mother's given name is spelt with an 'e' and given as Anne McINTOSH.
The informant was Mary's son William J. ASHER (grandson of Ann McINTOSH). However, on the Death Certificate of her husband James WEBSTER in 1872 the informant is : Widow. Spouse : Ann McINTOSH.

The Informant on her mother Anne's 2 Jan 1855 Death Certificate is Euphemia McINTOSH, daughter. Both parents stated as deceased. Born Inverness Scotland. Time In Colony - 5 months Victoria. Married in Inverness Scotland at 21 years to Donald McIntosh. Issue: Janet 36, Ann 32, Mary (possibly D? for deceased), Isabella (also possibly D? for deceased and no age given for either), Lochlan 28, Euphemia 26, Elizabeth 22 and Jane 19 (Note no mention of supposed spouse Robert, or son Allan 1831 as recorded by other Researchers and which is incorrect).

Other researchers have this couple marrying in New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland (also on 22 May 1842)
No listing o birth on Scotlands People

[Child - Mary WEBSTER ]


James CLEWETT \ CLEWITT was born 1 in 1821 in Wincanton, Somersetshire, England. He died 2 on 15 Jul 1878 in Blues Point Road, St. Leonards, Sydney NSW Australia. The cause of his death was Chronic Cerebritis - duration 2 years. He was buried 3 on 17 Jul 1878 in the Church of England Cemetery, Willoughby NSW. He married 4, 5, 6 Martha HEWITT on 26 Aug 1851 in Wesley Chapel, (Clashelgate?) Lincoln, England. James was baptized 7 on 22 Jul 1821 in Wincanton, Somersetshire, England. He immigrated on 10 Dec 1853 to Botany Bay arriving on the ship 'Hertfordshire', aged 33 years. He resided 8 on 26 Aug 1851 in Harmston, Lincolnshire, North Kesteven England. He resided on 15 Jul 1878 in Blues Point Road, St. Leonards, Sydney NSW Australia. He was employed 9 as a Stone Mason at time of their marriage on 26 Aug 1851. He was a 10 Store Keeper on 15 Jul 1878. He was apparently also a 11Butcher. He joined religion 12 Church of England. [Parents - Harcourt CLEWITT &Elizabeth WAY ]

Extracted BAPTISMS REGISTERED IN PARISH OF WINCANTON 1721 - 1887
1819 CLEWETT James, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 26 August. No 380
1821 CLEWETT James, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 22 July. No 504

James was 30 years of age when he married Martha HEWITT in Lincoln, England and they had a family of four children, three sons, and a daughter Sarah who was was born in London in 1852. Witnesses at their marriage were John HEWITT (possibly Martha's father) and Fanny HEWITT (Martha's sister). The family immigrated to Australia in 1853 and two of their sons were born in St. Leonards, Sydney. Firstly Joseph, our direct ancestor in 1857 and his younger brother Robert James in 1860.

Their arrival details as noted below are recorded on Cluett.Org
Clewwett James MI St Thomas Cemetery Nth Sydney NSW 15 July 1878 59yrs husband of Martha

Martha HEWITT was born 1 in 1824 in Lincoln, England. She was christened 2 on 12 Sep 1824 in Saint Benedict, Lincoln, Lincoln, England. She died 3 on 30 Dec 1882 in Blues Point Rd, St. Leonards, NSW, Australia. The cause of her death was Apoplexy, Paralysis - Duration 9 days. She was buried 4 on 31 Dec 1882 in the Church of England Cemetery, St. Leonards. Martha immigrated on 10 Dec 1853 to Botany Bay arriving on the ship 'Hertfordshire', aged 29 years. She resided 5 on 26 Aug 1851 in 15 St. Michaels Terrace, Lincoln, England. She resided 6 on 15 Jul 1878 in Blues Point Road, St. Leonards, Sydney NSW Australia. She resided 7 on 30 Dec 1882 in Blues Point Road, St. Leonards, Sydney. She joined religion 8 Church of England. She was employed 9 as a Dressmaker at time of their marriage on 26 Aug 1851. She was employed 10 in Domestic Duties at the time of her death on 30 Dec 1882. [Parents - John HEWITT & Sarah, possibly LEROY]

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MARTHA HEWITT Female Christening: 12 SEP 1824 Saint Benedict, Lincoln, Lincoln, England
Parents: Father: JOHN HEWITT Mother: SARAH
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Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C025722 1565 - 1777 0436036 Film 6907429 Film
C025722 1778 - 1808 0504560 Film NONE
C025722 1813 - 1840 0508003 Film NONE Sheet: 00

5016/1882 CLEWITT MARTHA JOSEPH DIED ST LEONARDS ST LEONARDS

Martha's parents were John and Sarah HEWITT. She was 27 years of age when she married James CLEWITT in Lincoln, England.

Martha and James had four children. Their first child, a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth CLEWITT was born in London in 1852 and obviously named after Martha's mother. Looking through the GRO indexes there is the birth of their daughter Sarah E Clewett which was registered in the December Quarter of 1852 in Hampstead, which is in London. (Reference District: Hampstead. Volume number: 1a. Page number: 443) so it would appear that James and Martha moved to Hampstead early in their married life.

A further three children were born to James and Martha, all sons. James, Joseph (1857) and Robert James (1860). The youngest two sons, both being born in St. Leonards, Sydney NSW Australia.

The following record of the family's arrival is recorded atState Records Index for Assisted Immigrants Immigrant Index 1844-59
Assisted Immigrants arriving in Sydney and Newcastle, 1844-59
Clewett, James aged 33 years, Clewett, Martha aged 29 years, Clewett, Sarah aged 1 year
Arrived aboard the 'Hertfordshire' in 1853 [Reel number 2137]
and also on the Perth DPS Shipping
VESSEL DAY MTH YEAR ARRIVED DEPARTED SRC FILM
HEREFORDSHIRE 10 12 1853 Botany Bay ... ... AL 2137

Martha had one son, James die in 1857. Then her husband Joseph died on 15 Jul 1878 and less than three months later her son Joseph, our direct ancestor, died at the age of 21 years.

According to her Death Certificate (1882) Martha resided in Australia for 29 years, arriving ca.1853
Informant on Death Certificate was : Sarah CLEWITT, daughter, Blues Point Road.
Witnesses : R. CLEWITT and Joseph HOGAN
Cause of Death : Apoplexy, Paralysis. Duration : 9 days.
Children of Marriage : Sarah 30, Robert 22, living. 2 males deceased.
Her father's name was incorrectly stated on her Death Certificate:
5016/1882 CLEWITT MARTHA JOSEPH DIED ST LEONARDS ST LEONARDS

The name of HEWITT, formerly HOWET appears to be long established in the counties of Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
Source : 'Leask's Australian Genealogies' Page 233. Held at Dee Why Library, Sydney NSW.
(Ref : FAM929109 LEA)

[Child - Joseph CLEWETT]


Henry Alexander SMITH was born 1 on 11 Apr 1818 in Windsor NSW Australia. He was christened on 17 May 1818 in St. Matthew's, Windsor NSW. He died 2 on 12 Feb 1874 in Adolphus Street, Balmain, Sydney NSW AUS. He was buried 3 on 15 Feb 1874 in Balmain Cemetery (Norton Street). He married 4 Sarah Rebecca MURRAY on 29 Aug 1843 in Old St. Philip's Church of England, Sydney NSW. Henry was christened 5 in 1818 in St. Matthew's Church of England Windsor. He was a self-employed Erskine Street Shoemaker on 20 Oct 1844. He was a Sussex Street Shoemaker on 1 Feb 1846, 27 Feb 1848, 7 Apr 1850 and on 11 Jul 1852. He was 6 a Shoemaker of Waterview Street Balmain in 1866. He was employed 7 as a Watchman of Waterview Street Balmain in 1867. He was 8 a Bootmaker of Waterview St. Balmain in 1868. He was employed 9 as a Watchman in 1871. He was 10 a Bootmaker of Adolphus Street, Balmain in 1873. [Parents - George SMITH & Elizabeth ROBINSON ]

Birth Ref: 1818/ 4448 1B
V18184448 1B/1818 SMITH HENRY A GEORGE ELIZABETH

Death Ref: 1874/2105.

Henry was the son of a convict. His parents were George SMITH (a convict) and Elizabeth ROBINSON. Elizabeth herself was the daughter of two convict parents.

There were seven children of the marriage between Henry Alexander SMITH and Sarah MURRAY which was witnessed by Robert HENDERSON and Maria SMITH (Henry's sister). Their children being George Robert (1844), Henry (1845), Robert Thomas (1847) married Harriett SARJEANT, Maria Elizabeth (1850), Sarah Rebecca (1852) married Isaac JACKSON, Eliza Madeline (1855) married Charles Henry ALLMEY, and Emma (1858) my director ancestor.
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It is known that Henry and Sarah lived in Sussex and Erskine Streets, Sydney, as this is where six of their seven children were born, between 1844 and 1855. He was a Shoemaker by trade, however, in later life he worked as a Night Watchman, at the Australian Steamship Navigation Company in Sussex Street, Sydney.

Henry SMITH died on 12 February 1874, at his home in Adolphus Street Balmain, having suffered from cancer of the tongue for 5 months. He was buried at the Balmain Cemetery, in Norton Street. Witnesses at his death were Edwin McKEWN and Thomas DWIGHT. The following are transcripts taken from the Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, 14 February 1874:

Death - On the 12th instant at his residence, Adolphus Street, Balmain, of cancer of the tongue, Henry Alexander SMITH, for 20 years an employee in the ASN Co's service, aged 55 years.
Funeral - The friends of the late Henry Alexander SMITH are invited to attend his funeral, to move from his late residence, Adolphus Street, Balmain, this Saturday at 3 o'clock, for the Balmain Cemetery. Thomas Undertaker York St.

In the years to follow, Balmain Cemetery fell into a state of dis-repair, and was completely bulldozed in 1941 to make way for Pioneer Park. Of the 1000's of graves, only a handful of headstones were saved or their inscriptions recorded. Unfortunately, Henry's was not one of them.

Possible listing on 1841 Census search results
Surname Firstname ReturnNumber Residence ItemID PageNo ReelNo Notes
Smith Henry 237 Queen Street, Surry Hills, Parish Alexandria, County Cumberland, District Sydney [X950] 49 2223

Sarah Rebecca MURRAY was born 1 on 14 Mar 1822 in Sydney NSW Australia. She was christened 2 on 14 Apr 1822 in Old St. Philip's Church of England, Sydney NSW. She died 3, 4 on 23 Dec 1881 in Miller Street, Sydney NSW Australia. The cause of her death was Phthisis 18months and Diarrhoea - duration 2 weeks. She was buried 5 on 24 Dec 1881 in St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Leonards. She had other parents. Sarah resided in 1822 in Sydney aged 5 months with her widowed mother. She resided in 1828 as a lodger at Brisbane Water (Broken Bay). [Parents - Robert MURRAY & Rebecca WATSON]

V18225781 1B/1822 MURRAY SARAH R ROBERT REBECCA
V1822435 8/1822 MURRAY SARAH R ROBERT REBECCA

Birth References :
V18225781 1B/1822 MURRAY SARAH R ROBERT REBECCA
V1822435 8/1822 MURRAY SARAH R ROBERT REBECCA

Ref 1881/4327A

1822 General Muster & Land & Stock Muster of NSW - Page 352 : Reference A15517

If the Census was taken in Oct 1828 (?) the exact age for Sarah born Mar 1822 would be 6yrs 7mth.

Sarah was the daughter of Robert and Rebecca MURRAY (nee WATSON). Her mother Rebecca was the daughter of Robert WATSON who Came free as Quartermaster of the "Sirius" and arrived with the First Fleet on 26 January 1788.
She would not have known her grandfather as he died before she was born.

She is known to have had one sibling, a step-brother Robert MURRAY (christened Robert GOUGH in 1808). Sarah's father died six weeks before she was born and her mother died when she was four years of age, leaving her an orphan.

In the 1828 Census, Sarah aged seven years is lodging at the residence of Robert and Catherine HENDERSON of Brisbane Waters. In 1843 Robert HENDERSON is a witness at her marriage to Henry Alexander SMITH. Robert Henderson, Sarah's adoptive father, had a hotel at the intersection of Sussex and Erskine Streets, and this is no doubt where Sarah stayed. This is also on the same corner as where her husband Henry Smith had his shop. There now stands a new complex where the hotel once stood, and where Henry had his premises there are old original buildings dated late 1800s, but these are still too early to be the original premises of Henry's shop. Robert HENDERSON was also a Boat Builder of Brisbane Water and his first boat was named 'Sarah'. The Henderson's were childless until the early 1830s. In a Murder Transcription in which Robert Henderson was a witness it stated that he often sailed from Brisbane Water to his hotel, 'The Dove' in Sussex Street.

Amongst other interests, Robert HENDERSON had a ship building enterprise in Brisbane Water. The first boat built by him in 1830 was called, 'Sarah', obviously after his only (adopted) child, Sarah MURRAY. A professional researcher advised that HENDERSON would have most likely had some previous dealings with those connected with Port Jackson Harbour
(eg. Robert WATSON? Robert MURRAY?), and this is how he may have known about Sarah MURRAY being an orphan.

John WATSON (Sarah's uncle) also had land interests at Brisbane Waters in mid 1820s (Ref: Colonial Secretary's Index). Possibly John WATSON knew HENDERSON? When Sarah MURRAY married Henry Alexander SMITH (Ref: 1843 Vol 27C No.43), Robert HENDERSON was a witness to that marriage.

Robert HENDERSON was incorrectly named Robert ANDERSON on several occasions (Ref: book titled 'Ship Builders of Brisbane Water'). Our Sarah is actually named 'Sarah Rebecca ANDERSON', as the mother on one of her daughter's Death Certificate (Ref: 1886/6137). This would indicate that she grew up with the HENDERSON family as one of their own.

Robert HENDERSON also owned the Dove Hotel at Erskine and Sussex Sts. All of Sarah and Henry�s children were listed as being born in either Erskine or Sussex Sts. Sarah and Henry lived in a house owned by HENDERSON, only a couple doors from the Dove Hotel.

With the possibility(?) of Sarah DORSET/WOODWARD being the grandmother of Sarah MURRAY, this brings in another connection with Sarah living in Brisbane Water with the boat builder HENDERSON. James WOODWARD, son of Sarah
DORSET/WOODWARD, was another boat builder, and also lived in Brisbane Water about 1km from the HENDERSON's. Sarah DORSET/WOODWARD also lived with James WOODWARD.

According to Sand's Directory, Henry was living at 9 Adlophus Street Balmain during the 1870's, with some of their children, but there is no record of Sarah.

Sarah's Funeral Notice which appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on 24 December 1881 and read 'The friends of Mr. C H ALLMEY are respectfully informed that the funeral of his deceased mother-in-law, the late Sarah Smith will leave his residence, Miller Street, this (Saturday) morning, at half past 10 o'clock, to St. Leonards Cemetery. T. Higley, Undertaker, Blues Point Road'. There was no Death Notice.

On Sarah's Death Certificate her age is given as 63, whereas she would have been 59 at the time of her death. The ages of their children are incorrect also, as Henry 30, was 36, Robert 28, was 34, Rebecca 26, was 29 and Eliza 24, was 26. There is also no mention of our direct ancestor Emma, nor George Robert, however he died very young as an infant. It states 'one female dead' which would relate to Maria Elizabeth.

Sarah died of the same illness that caused the death of my ancestor James Carrell KEWN on 31 Jan 1867 (who is from a different ancestral line, being the great-great grandfather of my mother Yvonne, whereas Sarah was the great-great grandmother of my father Bryan). Phthisis [ty'sis] literally, means a wasting disease but almost invariably will mean pulmonary tuberculosis, any debilitating lung or throat affections; a severe cough; asthma.

Sarah was buried at St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Leonards. She has no headstone. Death registration reference : 1881/4327A

[Child - Emma SMITH]


Henry ASHDOWN was born 1 on 25 Sep 1827 in West Malling, Kent, England. He was christened 2 on 28 Oct 1827 in West Malling, Kent, England. He died 3 on 1 Apr 1907 in Burt Street, Balmain South, Sydney NSW Australia. The cause of his death was Senile Decay. Duration - years. He was buried on 2 Apr 1907 in the Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood NSW. He married 4 Mary Ann LAWS on 19 Feb 1856 in St. James Church of England Sydney NSW. Henry resided in 1858/1859 at 55 Druitt Street, Sydney NSW Australia. He resided on 10 Sep 1861 in Swan Street, Sydney NSW Australia. He was employed as a Carter at the time of their son Henry's birth on 10 Sep 1861. He was employed as a Labourer at the time of their son's marriage on 18 Nov 1882. He was recorded as a Butcher on their son Henry's 1896 Death Certificate. in 1896. He was recorded as an Old Age Pensioner, Slaughterman on 1 Apr 1907. He joined religion Church of England. [Parents]

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Henry Male Christening: 28 OCT 1827 West Malling, Kent, England
Parents: Father: John Ashdown & Mother: Harriett
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C131592 1813 - 1904 1469433 IT 3 Film NONE Sheet:

3956/1907 ASHDOWN HENRY JOHN HARRIET BALMAIN SOUTH

Henry was the son of John and Harriett ASHDOWN (nee SMITH). He was a butcher at 55 Druitt Street, Sydney and is listed in the Sydney Commercial Directory of 1858-1859 Sands Directory.

Druitt Street still exists to the present day. It runs from George Street, down to Cockle Bay, beside the side of Sydney Town Hall and the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney.

On their son Henry's Birth Certificate in 1861, Henry stated he was 37 years of age. Henry Jnr was born in Swan Street which also still exists today at the Haymarkets down near Darling Harbour, Goulburn Streets.

Henry and Mary Ann possibly had a family of sixteen children, accordingy to his death certificate. However I have only been able to locate registrations of the birth of four children, Harriett in 1858, who was mostly likely named after his mother, then our direct ancestor Henry William in 1861 who married Annie Louisa SADLER, Fanny in 1865 and Ada Mary Ann in 1870. Henry and Ada were the only children known to have survived infancy as Harriett, died in 1860 and Fanny died in 1865. Ada Mary Ann married Henry A (Snow) BYLES and they had a family of four sons.

According to Henry's 1907 Death Certificate, Henry resided in NSW for 60 years (arriving ca.1847) and he was 32 years of age at the time of his marriage to Mary Ann (in 1856 - born ca.1824). Ada BYLES stated he was 88 years of age (born ca.1819). Informant Ada BYLES, was Sister-in-Law of Daughter, No Relation, of Abattoir Road, Balmain South.
Cause of Death : Senile Decay. Witnesses : W.H.KIRBY & R.F.THOMAS. Undertaker : P.KIRBY & SON.
On Henry's Death Certificate Children of Marriage : Living - Ada (BYLES) 37, 8 Females & 7 Males Deceased.
Death registration reference : 3956/1907 ASHDOWN HENRY JOHN HARRIET BALMAIN SOUTH

However, on his wife Mary's Death Certificate in 1911 the 'Children of Marriage' are given as : Ada M A 41 Living. 4 Males deceased. The informant on Marys' Death Certificate was her daughter Ada BYLES.

Although Henry and Mary had at least five children, I have only been able to locate the birth of four :
i Harriett H ASHDOWN, b. 1858, Sydney NSW Australia, d. 1860, Sydney NSW Australia.
ii Henry William ASHDOWN b. 10 Sep 1861, our direct ancestor married Annie Louisa SADLER.
iii Fanny E ASHDOWN, b. 1865, Kingston, NSW Australia, d. 1865, Newtown, Sydney, NSW Australia.
iv Ada Mary Ann ASHDOWN b. 1870 married Henry A (Snow) BYLES and they had four sons :
- Robert S W BYLES, b. 1890, married Sarah CLIFFORD, George H BYLES, b. 1893, married Mary GOLDEN,
Edward A BYLES b. 1896 and Henry A BYLES, b. 1899 married Enid D RANDALL

Mary Ann LAWS was born in 1826 in Northfleet, Kent, England. She was christened 1, 2 on 28 Dec 1826 in the Parish Church of Northfleet Church of England, Kent. She died 3 on 7 Feb 1911 in Tacoma, Erina Shire, NSW Australia. She was buried 4 on 8 Feb 1911 in Ourimbah, NSW Australia. Mary resided in 1858/1859 at 55 Druitt Street, Sydney NSW Australia. She resided on 10 Sep 1861 in Swan Street, Sydney NSW Australia. Her occupation is recorded as 'Domestic Duties, Old Age Pensioner' on 7 Feb 1911. [Parents]

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MARY ANN
Female
Christening: 28 DEC 1826 Northfleet, Kent, England
Parents: Father: WILLIAM LAWS Mother: MARY
Source Information: Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C165371 1813 - 1837 1469436 IT 3 Film NONE

Mary Ann was the daughter of William and Mary Ann LAWS (nee HIGHT). She had two older siblings, a sister Sarah (born in 1818) and a brother William (born in 1820). Although I do not know anything about her sister Sarah, her brother William also immigrated to Australia.

Mary Ann arrived in Australia in about 1855 according to information on her Death Certificate provided by her daughter Ada BYLES, also of Tacoma.

Her brother William had immigrated to Australia by 1845, as this is when he married Honor ANDERSON in Sydney at Reverend Dr. Lang's.

On their son Henry's Birth Certificate in 1861, her husband Henry stated she was 30 years of age (therefore supposedly born about 1831). Therefore it is possibly Henry and Mary lowered her age for assisted immigration or cheaper passage? However her age at the time of her death is given as 84 years, which is consistent with her actual birth in 1826.

Although Henry and Mary had at least five children, I have only been able to locate the birth of four :
i. Harriett H ASHDOWN, b. 1858 Sydney NSW Australia, d. 1860, Sydney NSW Australia.
ii. Henry William ASHDOWN b. 10 Sep 1861, my direct ancestor married Annie Louisa SADLER.
iii.Fanny E ASHDOWN, b. 1865 Kingston NSW Australia, d. 1865, Newtown, Sydney, NSW Australia.
iv.Ada Mary Ann ASHDOWN b. 1870 married Henry A (Snow) BYLES and they had four sons :
- Robert S W BYLES, b. 1890 married Sarah CLIFFORD, George H BYLES b. 1893 married
Mary GOLDEN, Edward A BYLES b. 1896 and Henry A BYLES b. 1899 married Enid D RANDALL.

Cause of Death : Cancer of Liver. Duration - 2 months.
Children of Marriage : Ada M A 41 Living. 4 Males deceased.
Occupation is given as : Domestic Duties, Old Age Pensioner
Witnesses were : A. CLIFFORD and G. BYLES. (Her grandson Robert married Sarah CLIFFORD).
Therefore both witnesses would most certainly have been related members of the family.

[Child]


Thomas William SADLER was born 1 about 1840 in Sydney NSW Australia, although no record of his birth has been located. He married 2 Agnes McCREA on 15 Oct 1860 in the General Registry Office, Elizabeth Street, Sydney. Thomas resided on 15 Oct 1860 in Canterbury at time of their marriage. He resided 3 on 13 Oct 1878 & in 1880 in Samuel Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia. It would appear that Thomas worked as a labourer most of, if not all, of his life, as he was employed as a Labourer at time of their marriage on 15 Oct 1860. He was still employed 4 as a Labourer at the time of their u=youngest child Emily's birth when he was aged 38 on 13 Oct 1878. [Parents]

Thomas was 19 years of age at the time of his marriage to Agnes, who was 17 years of age. Thomas signed with "x" his mark. The marriage took place two weeks after the birth of their first child. Witnesses to the marriage are Marcus S LOGAN and Thomas SADLER (possibly the father of the groom?). Thomas SADLER who was one of the witnesses also signed with his "x" mark.

At this stage Thomas and Agnes are thought have had seven children :
i Louisa SADLER, b. 1 Oct 1860, Liverpool Street Sydney NSW Australia, who is thought to be one and the same person as :
ii Annie Louisa SADLER b. 1861, our direct ancestor married Henry William ASHDOWN.
iii Sarah SADLER b. 1862 married Gerard Noel BULLIVANT and they had five children.
iv Emily SADLER, b. 1865 in Kingston NSW Australia.
v Maria SADLER, b. 1865 in Kingston NSW Australia. She married possibly John DAVIS in 1898.
vi Thomas W SADLER b. 1868 married Dora HYMAN and they had four children.
vii Emily SADLER, b. 13 Oct 1878 in Samuel Street Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia.
viii Agnes SADLER, b. 1880 in Newcastle.

The 1862, 1865 and 1880 births were registered in Kingston. I have not yet established if this was in Kingston Newcastle NSW, Kingston on Norfolk Island, or elsewhere. However, A Short History of the Streets of Early Newtown mentions
'Abigail Lane in Kingston. It runs from Campbell Lane to Kent Lane between Denison Street and Regent Street (now Probert Street) behind Abigail Terrace which fronts Denison Street. It would have been named after Alderman Abigail.
Albermarle (or Albemarle) Street follows the ridge line in Kingston and was formed prior to 1863.'

Agnes McCREA was born 1 at sea in 1843. She was christened 2 on 4 Jun 1843 in St. Lawrence Church, Sydney NSW Australia. She died 3 on 27 Jun 1880 in Samuel Street, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW Australia. The cause of her death was Inflamation of lungs - duration 12 days. She was buried 4 on 28 Jun 1880 in Necropolis, Sydney. Religion not listed. Agnes resided on 15 Oct 1860 in Campbell Street, Sydney at the time of their marriage. She resided 5 on 13 Oct 1878 & 27 June 1880 in Samuel Street, Surry Hills, Sydney. [Parents]

V1843410 27A/1843 MCCREA AGNES WILLIAM MARTHA

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AGNES
Female
Event(s): Christening: 04 JUN 1843 St Lawrence, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parents: Father: WILLIAM MCCREA & Mother: MARTHA
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. >Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type: C135447

1133/1880 SADDLER AGNES WILLIAM UNKNOWN SYDNEY

Agnes was the daughter of William and Martha McCREA.
NSW Birth registration : V1843410 27A/1843 MCCREA AGNES WILLIAM MARTHA

Agnes was 17 years of age at the time of her marriage to Thomas (who was 19 years of age), which took place two weeks after the birth of their first child.

George GRAY was the information on the death certificate of his sister-in-law Agnes SADLER (nee McCREA) in 1880. George GRAY was the husband of Agne's sister Sarah GRAY (nee McCREA).
NSW death registration : 1133/1880 SADDLER AGNES WILLIAM UNKNOWN SYDNEY

Witnesses to the marriage are Marcus S LOGAN & Thomas SADLER (possibly the father of the groom?).

[Child]


Robert TAYLOR was born 1 on 5 Jul 1820 in Abbey (Paisley), Renfrew, Scotland. He was christened 2 on 6 Aug 1820. He died on 30 Jan 1868 at 126 High Street Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. Scotland. The cause of his death was Bronchitis. He married 3 Jane (aka Jean McKEE) McKIE on 18 Sep 1848 in Barony, Lanark, Scotland. Robert resided 4 on 11 Apr 1858 at 107 High Street, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. He resided on 30 Jan 1868 at 126 High Street Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was 5 a Master Hair Dresser. [Parents]

Source Information: Film Number: 538228 Page Number: Reference number: 72194

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ROBERT_ TAYLOR
Christening: 06 AUG 1820 Abbey (Paisley), Renfrew, Scotland
Parents: Father: ALEXANDER TAYLOR Mother: JANET HOLMES
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C119585 1820 - 1825 1041089, 0889472 Film 6901524 Film
C119585 1825 - 1831 1041089, 0889472 Film NONE


Sheet:

Death Results on Statutory Register Index Deaths (1855-1953)
Criteria : Surname: 'TAYLOR'; Forename: 'ROBERT'; District: Airdrie; Sex: Male; Year From: 1863; Year To: 1880; Age From: 30; Age To: 70
No. Year Surname / Maiden Name Forename Mother Surname Sex Age District County GROS Data
1 1868 TAYLOR ROBERT M 48 AIRDRIE OR NEW MONKLAND LANARK 651/01 0038

Robert was the son of Alexander and Janet TAYLOR (nee HOLMES). He had at least one sibling, Mary Holmes TAYLOR who was born on 25 Feb 1822.

Robert was a Master Hair Dresser and married Jean (also known as Jane) McKIE in Barony, Lanark, Scotland in 1848. They were living in Barony, Lanark, Scotland in 1853 as their first known child's birth is recorded there. Robert was deceased prior to his son's marriage in December 1880.

Robert and Jean had three sons : William McKie (1853) in Barony, Lanark, Robert (1858) our direct ancestor who married Mary WILLIAMSON and Archibald (1863) in New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland.

LANARKSHIRE is one of the south-western counties of Scotland

Jane (aka Jean McKEE) McKIE 1 was born about 1830 in possibly Barony, Lanark, Scotland. Jane resided on 11 Apr 1858 at 107 High Street, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire Scotland. She resided on 30 Jan 1868 at 126 High Street Airdrie, North Lanarkshire Scotland.

The informant on Robert TAYLOR's 30 Jan 1868 Death was 'Jean, Widow, who signed with her "x" mark' and was present at his death. Jane had remarried by the time of her son's 1880 Marriage and had become Mrs. Jane NEILSON.

Surname variants include MACKAY, MCKEE. MCKIES, McGHIE and McKAY.

[Child]


George WILLIAMSON was born about 1830 in possibly New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. He married 1, 2 Margaret MOFFAT on 11 Aug 1851 in New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. George resided 3 on 20 Dec 1860 in Slamannan, Stirling, Scotland. He was employed as a Coal Miner.

George was a Coal Miner and in August 1851 he married Margaret MOFFAT in New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland.

George and Margaret had a family of five children. Their first two children were born in New Monkland, Margaret in 1856 and then Jean in 1858. However, their third child also a daughter, Mary who is our director ancestor, was born in Slamannan, Stirling, Scotland on 20 Dec 1860. The remaining two children in the family, George (in 1864) and the youngest John (in 1867) were both born in New Monkland, Lanark.

Their daughter Jane (Jean) Williamson born on 18 June 1858 in New Monkland, married David JOHNSTON a Coach Painter, aged 19 years on 19th November 1875 at 5 Johnston Street, Airdrie after Banns According to the Church of Scotland. At the time of her marriage, Jane was a Domestic Servant, (like her sister Mary, our direct ancestor) aged 17 years. David was the son of Alexander and Agnes Johnston (nee Roger).

David and Jane JOHNSTON had a family of four daughters, all born in Lochgilphead, Scotland:
1. Margaret Moffat JOHNSTON born 1878.
2. Eliza JOHNSTON born 1880.
3. Jane JOHNSTON born 1882.
4. Helen JOHNSTON born 1895.

Jane JOHNSTON is the great grandmother of Reginald Roy Fergus and I have recently commenced email correspondence with his wife Deborah. They reside in the north east of Scotland, Dundee, St. Andrews area.

1. GEORGE WILLIAMSON - Gender: Male Birth: 04 AUG 1864 New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
2. JEAN WILLIAMSON - Gender: Female Birth: 18 JUN 1858 New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
3. JOHN WILLIAMSON - Gender: Male Birth: 19 APR 1867 New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
4. MARGARET WILLIAMSON - Gender: Female Birth: 27 JAN 1856 New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland

Margaret MOFFAT was born about 1830 in possibly New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. Margaret resided 1 on 20 Dec 1860 in Slamannan, Stirling, Scotland.

According to Electric Scotland The name originates from Moffat, Dumfriesshire. It is first recorded around 1245 when Nicholas de Mufet, Archdeacon of Teviotdale, was elected Bishop of Glasgow in 1258 but was never confirmed in the post, partly because he refused to pay the sum of money demanded from him by the Pope. Descendants of an original family of Moffats still have lands in Dumfriesshire.

Clan Moffat Society Genealogy Online states names associated with the clan are Maffit, Meffat. Meffet, Moffat, Moffatt, Moffet, Moffett, Moffit, Moffitt, Moffot and Muffet .

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James Carrol KEWN was born 1 in 1827 in Crooked Lane, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was christened 2 on 28 Sep 1827 in St. Nicholas Church of England, Liverpool, Lancashire. He died 3, 4 on 31 Jan 1867 at 6 Zante Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. The cause of his death was (1) Phthisis (2) Stamorrhage from lungs. He married twice 5, 6 Firstly to my direct ancestor Mary Drake JONES on 14 Jun 1848 in St. John the Baptist, Toxteth Park, Liverpool. James seconly married Sarah (STEWART) STUART in Liverpool in 1856. James resided 7 on 14 Jun 1848 in Sun Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire. He resided 8 on 18 Mar 1849 at 1 Sun Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire. He resided 9 in 1861 in St. Martin outside Liverpool. He was employed 10 as a Mariner (Seaman, usually in merchant navy) on 14 Jun 1848. He was employed 11 as a Mariner in 1849. He was employed 12 as a Seaman in the Merchant Service on 31 Jan 1867. He was employed 13 as a Mariner in 1861. [Parents]

Copy of Baptism solemnized in Parish of Liverpool, County of Lancaster Held.
Entry No. 1158 on Page 195 in the name of 'James Carrol KEWN' to William and Judith of Crooked Lane. Father's Occupation - Shipwright.

James Carroll KEWN birth 28 Sep 1827 of Liverpool, Lancashire England
Source : Film Number 177847. Page No.410 - Ref. No.14705 (Submitted by member of LDS Church).
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JAMES CARROL KEWN Male Event(s): Christening: 28 SEP 1827 St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England ; Father: WILLIAM KEWN & Mother: JUDITH
Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
P005994 1817 - 1842 0093834 Film 6902851 Film Sheet: 00

His Death registration is recorded in March 1867 on FREEBMD as
Kewn James Carrol 39 W. Derby 8b 340
James is aged 39years (born ca.1828)
Ancestry.Com 1837 Online :
Kewn, James Carrol 1867 March Deaths Lancashire 8b 340

James was the son of William and Judith KEWN (nee QUAYLE). His christening was recorded in the name of James Carroll KEWN on 28 Sep 1827 in St Nicholas which is the seamans church at the Pierhead in Liverpool. . His death is registered in Mar 1867 as James Carrol KEWN, aged 39 years in West Derby, Lancashire (Reference : Kewn James Carrol 39 W. Derby 8b 340). The Informant was his son Samuel, who was present.

Phthisis [ty'sis] literally, means a wasting disease but almost invariably will mean pulmonary tuberculosis, any debilitating lung or throat affections; a severe cough; asthma.

I know of one child born to James and Mary, Samuel William KEWN born 18 Mar 1849, my direct ancestor who also married twice like his father. Firstly to my direct ancestor Eunice Angela RILEY and secondly to Jane / Jean McKECHNIE. However, it is possible they were also the parents of a daughter? As an Ellen KEWN's birth was registered in West Derby, in March 1852 and a Mary KEWN's birth was registered in West Derby in Sep 1854.

Liverpool�s historic parish church of Our Lady and St Nicholas. stood near the Pier Head on the river Mersey since at least 1257. Known as �the sailors� church�, Our Lady and St Nicholas has had a strong link with the maritime community since the earliest days. The Maritime Chapel of Our Lady of the Quay contains memorial books of those who have died at sea, or after long maritime service. The ancient parish church of Liverpool was St Mary�s Walton on the Hill, 3 miles (5 Km) from the present location. St Peter�s, which stood in Church Street, was demolished in 1922.
Liverpool Parish Church, Old Churchyard, Chapel Street, Liverpool L2 8TZ, Merseyside, United Kingdom

In 1833 around the time of James' birth, houses were small, damp, crowded, and sometimes sewage flooded the cellars. Whole families sometimes had to share the same bed which was often just a pile of straw. There were no bathrooms or indoor toilets. Water was collected from a standpipe and a communal ash pit could serve as a privvy for up to 400 people.
The human costs of the Industrial Revolution were great. In his descriptions of Manchester, Jonathan Aiken wrote of dunghills on the roads, the lack of street lighting, infested dirty beds in lodging houses, and hot baths which cost today's equivalent of £11 each. The infamous 'courts' of Manchester and Liverpool consisted of inadequate dwellings built around a courtyard with no 'through ventilation' . 25% of the population of Liverpool lived in such courts. The poorest families were often forced to live in a single room.The merchants, managers, mill owners, bankers, solicitors, and anyone else who could afford it, lived in larger comfortably appointed houses out in leafy suburbs (like Didsbury and Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester) surrounding the manufacturing districts. Though shunning the conditions of places like Ancoats, Chorlton-on-Medlock and the courts of Liverpool for themselves and their own families they saw nothing wrong with them for what they deemed the 'working classes'

St Nicholas is down on the waterfront, City Centre. Liverpool is a city in Merseyside in north west England, on the north side of the Mersey estuary. The city is in the extreme southwest of the traditional county of Lancashire. Liverpool runs directly into Bootle in Sefton, and Huyton in Knowsley. It faces Wallasey and Birkenhead across the River Mersey. Inhabitants of Liverpool are officially known as 'Liverpudlians', but more commonly known as 'Scousers'. Toxteth is an area of inner-city Liverpool, England, starting approximately a mile south from the city centre. West Derby is a suburb of Liverpool, England, that achieved significance far earlier than Liverpool itself. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, its name comes from a Viking word meaning 'place of the wild beasts' and named an administrative area called the West Derby hundred, or West Derbyshire, that covered a large part of Lancashire.

Mary Drake JONES was born in 1823 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She was christened 1 on 31 Aug 1823 in Saint James Church of England, Liverpool, Lancashire. It is likely Mary died before Dec 1856 as this is when James remarried. Mary resided 2 on 14 Jun 1848 in Sun Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England. She resided 3 on 18 Mar 1849 at 1 Sun Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. [Parents]

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Mary Drake Jones
Female Christening: 31 AUG 1823 Saint James, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Parents: Father: Samuel Jones & Mother: Jane
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C161312 1808 - 1835 1468980 Film NONE Sheet:

Mary Drake Jones was the daughter of Samuel and Jane JONES (nee DRAKE). Mary may not have died before December 1856 as it is believed, but may have remarried (after the death of her husband James in 1867) :KEWN, Mary 1870 December Marriages Lancashire 8b 256
(this marriage is to either James KIRK or John Frederick VOSS)


It is possible the following child is a descendant of James (though possibly not Mary) however it would appear this child died as an infant in 1874 : England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983
KEWN, Mary Ellen 1873 September Births Lancashire 8b 283
Kewn, Mary Ellen 1874 September Deaths Lancashire 8b 226

All Ancestry :
KEWN, Mary 1853 September Births Lancashire 8b 235
KEWN, Mary 1870 December Marriages Lancashire 8b 256
KEWN, Mary 1888 September Deaths Lancashire 8b 148
Kewn, Mary 1891 June Births Lancashire 8b 310
Kewn, Mary 1891 June Deaths Lancashire 8b 323
KEWN, Mary Ellen 1842 June Births Lancashire 20 489
KEWN, Mary Ellen 1873 September Births Lancashire 8b 283
Kewn, Mary Ellen 1874 September Deaths Lancashire 8b 226

KEWN, Mary 1870 December Marriages Lancashire 8b 256
KIRK, James 1870 December Marriages Lancashire 8b 256
SUTTON, Elizabeth 1870 December Marriages Lancashire 8b 256
VOSS, John Frederick 1870 December Marriages Lancashire 8b 256

MC KEWN, Mary Ann 1840 September Marriages Cumberland 25 135
Mc Kewn, Mary Jane 1849 June Births Kent 5 ___

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George RILEY was born about 1830 in possibly Dublin, Ireland. The name of his wife is unknown unknown. George was an Engineer.

George was the father of Eunice Angela RILEY, born 1851 in Dublin, Ireland who married Samuel William KEWN.
See http://www.failteromhat.com/dublindir1842.htm

George Riley Birth: 1831 - Ireland Residence: year - location, city, Lancashire, England Source: Census 1871 England
George Riley Birth: 1834 - Ireland Residence: year - location, city, Lancashire, England Source: Census 1871 England
George Riley Birth: 1835 - Ireland Residence: year - location, Lancashire, England Source: Census - 1901 England
1881 England Census George Riley abt 1837 Meath Co, Ireland Head Toxteth Park Where born: Meath Co, Ireland
John Riley abt 1866 Toxteth P Lpool Son Toxteth Park
Margaret Riley abt 1870 Toxteth P Lpool Daughter Toxteth Park
Thomas Riley abt 1874 Toxteth P Lpool Son Toxteth Park
Address: 15 Henderson St ; Civil parish: Toxteth Park ; County/Island: Lancashire
Condition as to marriage: Widow ; Occupation: Dock Lab
Source information: RG11/3636 ; Registration district: Toxteth Park ; Sub-registration district: Toxteth Park
ED, institution, or vessel: 15 ; Folio: 129 ; Page: 39

The wife of George RILEY is unknown.She was born about 1830 in possibly Dublin, Ireland.

Possible connection to :
Walton Park, Rice Lane, Burials or Liverpool Parochial Cemetery Walton, Rice Lane, Burials
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dadds/waltonburials.html
1866 1st June Catherine RILEY, Workhouse, aged 53

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John KEEN was born about 1810 in possibly Dublin, Ireland. He married 1, 2 Martha BALL on 30 Jan 1832 in St. Matthews Bethnal Green, London England. John resided 3 on 6 Jun 1836 in Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, England. He was employed 4 as a Bricklayer on 6 Jun 1836.

If John KEEN was indeed born in Ireland in accordance with family legend, Persons of Irish Nativity with this surname includes the surname variants Kean, Kain, Keane, Kean, Keene, Kaine,Cane, Cain, Caine, Kane.

John KEEN was a Bricklayer who resided at Leonard Street, London on 6 Jun 1836 at the time of his son John's christening.
One descendant wrote that her 'mother told me that my great grandfather KEEN was a red-headed Irishman but I haven't been able to trace back any farther as the Irish records were destroyed by fire some time ago. However I know my grandfather Arthur KEEN visited Dublin regularly. I found an address in one of his books of 19A Great Brunswick Street, Dublin so that might help one day'.

For location of Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London see Streetmap"

The district of Bethnal Green, where they married, spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Middlesex in England.
Could this child also be a descendant?
Births Mar 1876 KEEN Martha Bethnal Green 1c 270
The district Bethnal Green spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Middlesex

The only Listing in the 1851 London Census is for John KEEN, age 40 Stonemason - wife Mary aged 44. This may possibly be for our ancestor as Martha may have died and John remarried.

However, there is a also several possible deaths for Martha registered, including
Name: Keen, Martha
Age at death: 85
Quarter: December, Year: 1895, District: Poplar, County: London Middlesex Volume: 1c Page: 371

No Listing in 1851 Census London, except John KEEN, age 40 Stonemason - wife Mary aged 44
as advised by David WILCOX
The 1851 Census of Bethnal Green London which includes:-
Part #1539 Bethnal Green, Hackney Road District
Part #1540 Bethnal Green, Green District
Part #1541 Bethnal Green, Church District
Part #1542 Bethnal Green, Town District
Part #1543 Norton Folgate
Part #1544 Mile End

The 1851 Census of Shoreditch London which includes:-
Part #1533 Shoreditch, Holywell & Moorfields
Part #1534 Shoreditch, St Leonards
Part #1535 Shoreditch, Hoxton Old Town
Part #1536 Hoxton Old Town
Part #1537 Haggerstone West
Part #1538 Haggerstone East

No children baptised to John & Martha at Saint Mary, Harmondsworth, London, England (1710 - 1876), Saint Luke, Chelsea, London, England (1778 - 1826), Saint Mary The Virgin Aldermanbury, London, London (1538-1837), All Hallows London Wall, London, London, England (1813 - 1875), Spitalfields Christ Church, Stepney, London, (1813-1876), St Thomas Apostle, London, London (1754 - 1859), Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone, London (1815-1820), Saint Paul Covent Garden, Westminster, London (1653 - 1837)

I know of only one child born to John & Martha (in 1833). Possibly Martha died young and John remarried? As Valerie Miller replied via GenesReunited in Mar 2005 'My John Samuel Keen was the father of Elizabeth Rebecca Keen born 1841 in whitechapel who got married on the 1/6/1868 if he is the same one then he would be my great grandfather. I am not sure whether he is the same as their are 2 families as far as I know with very similar names both for the father and the children

Possible connection to KEEN, John Samuel and wife JOY, Elizabeth . Children :
KEEN, Elizabeth Rebecca Baptised: 21 Feb 1836, St. Mary Aldermansbury, London
KEEN, Mary Ann Baptised: 11 Feb 1838, St. Leonard's,Shoreditch,Middlesex
KEEN, Rebecca Baptised: 20 Jun 1847, All Hallows London Wall,London
KEEN, John Thomas Baptised: 23 May 1852, St. Leonard's,Shoreditch,Middlesex,
See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kiwiadams/surnames.htm
KEEN, John Thomas Baptised: 23 May 1852, St. Leonard's,Shoreditch,Middlesex,England . John married Sarah Emily SIGSTON, daughter of Henry Samuel SIGSTON and Frances Mackay THOMSON, on 26 Sep 1869 in Old Church,St. Pancras,London,England.373 (Sarah Emily SIGSTON was born on 12 Feb 1851 in Regents Park,St. Pancras, Middlesex

Martha BALL was born about 1810 in possibly Bethnal Green, London, England. She died 1 in 1895 in possilby London, Middlesex England. Martha resided 2 on 6 Jun 1836 in Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London.

England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983
Name: Keen, Martha; Record Type: Deaths; Age at death: 85; Quarter: December
Year: 1895; District: Poplar; County: London Middlesex; Volume: 1c; Page: 371
Poplar Created 1st July 1837. In Middlesex until 1889. Sub-districts : Bow; Bromley; Poplar. GRO volumes : II (1837-51); 1c (1852-1930). Bow, Bromley, Poplar. Registers now in Tower Hamlets district.

Possible christenings :MARTHA BALL Female Christening: 03 SEP 1805 Tabernacle Ind St Luke, Finsbury, London, England
Birth: 10 AUG 1805 . Parents: Father: ROGER BALL Mother: MARY
MARTHA YOUNG BALL Christening: 07 MAY 1815 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone, London, England
Birth: 16 APR 1815 ;Parents: Father: ROBERT BALL Mother: SARAH
MARTHA BALL Female Christening: 09 APR 1815 Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London, England
Birth: 18 NOV 1812 ; Parents: Father: ROBERT BALL Mother: FANNY

Deaths Jun 1850 KEEN Martha Caroline Poplar 2 222 Poplar spans the boundaries of the counties of London & Middlesex
Deaths Mar 1852 KEEN Martha Hackney 1b 173 Hackney spans ..the counties of Greater London, London & Middlesex
Deaths Jun 1874 KEEN Martha 68 Pancras 1b 1 Pancras spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex
Deaths Dec 1895Keen Martha 85 Poplar 1c 371


The district Bethnal Green spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Middlesex

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William MOYLE was born about 1806 in possibly Mullion, Cornwall, England. He was not married to my ancestor Elizabeth WILLEY. William was a Miner.

Thought most likely in 1841 Census: Piece: HO107/141 Place: Penwith-Cornwall Enumeration District: 3
Civil Parish: Crowan Ecclesiastical Parish: - Folio: 35 Page: 6 Address: Skewes ;
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MOYLE William M 35 Miner Cornwall , MOYLE Jane F 35 Cornwall , MOYLE William M 5 Cornwall,
MOYLE Mary F 7 Cornwall ; MOYLE Peter M 3 Cornwall ; MOYLE John M 1 Cornwall ; AUSTIN Richard M 13 Cornwall ; AUSTIN Phillipa F 10 Cornwall ; DOWAR William M 45 Ag Lab Cornwall

However William & Mary appear baptised Batch Number: P015541
MARY ANN MOYLE Female Christening: 26 DEC 1833 Breage, Cornwall, England
WILLIAM HENRY MOYLE Male Christening: 30 OCT 1835 Breage, Cornwall, England
REBECCA JOHNS MOYLE Female Christening: 28 FEB 1830 Breage, Cornwall, England

Piece: HO107/141 Place: Penwith-Cornwall Enumeration District: 6
Civil Parish: Crowan Ecclesiastical Parish: - Folio: 25 Page: 1 Address: Trenoweth
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MOYLE William M 35 Miner Cornwall ; MOYLE Ann F 30 Cornwall ; MOYLE William M 8 Cornwall ;
MOYLE Richard M 6 Cornwall ; MOYLE John M 5 Cornwall ; MOYLE Ann F 2 Cornwall ; SEMS Elizabeth F 15 Cornwall

Piece: HO107/137 Place: Kerrier-Cornwall Enumeration District: 7
Civil Parish: Gwennap And St Day Ecclesiastical Parish: - Folio: 28 Page: 18 Address: Chycoose Common
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MOYLE William M 40 Copper Miner Cornwall ; MOYLE Grace F 40 Cornwall; MOYLE Cathrine F 20 Cornwall ;
MOYLE Elizabeth F 20 Cornwall ; MOYLE Grace F 15 Cornwall ; MOYLE Mary F 15 Cornwall ;
MOYLE Emma F 14 Cornwall ; MOYLE Jane F 12 Cornwall

Piece: HO107/139 Place: Kerrier-Cornwall Enumeration District: 16
Civil Parish: Wendron Ecclesiastical Parish: Wendron ; Folio: 33 Page: 5 ; Address: Fiscor
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MOYLE William M 40 Tin Miner Cornwall ; MOYLE Ann F 40 Cornwall ; MOYLE Elizabeth F 15 Cornwall ;
MOYLE William M 14 Cornwall ; MOYLE Ann F 10 Cornwall ; MOYLE Rosamond F 8 Cornwall ;
MOYLE Philip M 6 Cornwall ; MOYLE James M 4 Cornwall; MOYLE Philipa F 2 Cornwall; MOYLE N.K. M 1w Cornwall

Piece: HO107/139 Place: Kerrier-Cornwall Enumeration District: 16
Civil Parish: Wendron Ecclesiastical Parish: Wendron ; Folio: 36 Page: 12 ; Address: Carnebone
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MOYLE William M 35 Tin Miner Cornwall ; MOYLE Martha F 35 Cornwall ;
MOYLE Stephen M 14 Tin Miner Cornwall ; MOYLE William M 12 Cornwall ;
MOYLE Elizabeth F 8 Cornwall; MOYLE Thomas M 5 Cornwall; MOYLE John M 2 Cornwall;
MOYLE James M 1m Cornwall; WEARNE Catharine F 60 Lodger (Crossed Out)

Piece: HO107/139 Place: Kerrier-Cornwall Enumeration District: 20
Civil Parish: Wendron Ecclesiastical Parish: Wendron ; Folio: 27 Page: 17 ; Address: Polgear
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MOYLE William M 50 Copper Miner Cornwall ; MOYLE Thomas M 15 Copper Miner Cornwall
MOYLE Margaret F 50 Cornwall ; MOYLE Mary Ann F 20 Cornwall ; RICHARDS Mary F 60 Lodger (Crossed Out)

Piece: HO107/152 Place: Trigg-Cornwall Enumeration District: 05
Civil Parish: Bodmin Ecclesiastical Parish: Bodmin; Folio: 11 Page: 1; Address: County Lunatic Asylum
Page: 12/3 MOYLE William M 40 Patient - Miner Cornwall
Page: 14/6 MOYLE Elizabeth F 25 Patient - Independent Means Cornwall

Elizabeth WILLEY was born 1 in 1806 in Mullion, Cornwall, England. She was christened 2 on 28 Sep 1806 in Mullion, Cornwall, England. She died in 1885 in Mullion, Cornwall, England. She was buried 3 on 28 Jan 1885 in Mullion, Cornwall, England. Elizabeth resided 4 in 1831 as a Single Woman in Clahar, Cornwall. She resided in 1841 in Troon, Mullion aged 30 years. She resided in 1851 in Trewoon, Mullion aged 42 years. She resided 5 in 1840/1845 as a Single Woman in Trewoon, Cornwall. She resided in 1881 in Church Town, Mullion, Cornwall, England. She was employed as a Farm Labourer , aged 42 years in the 1851 Census. She was employed 6 recorded as an Unmarried Pauper (Charwoman), aged 73 years in the [Parents]

International Genealogical Index / British Isles - 9 Father: Joseph , Mother: Elizabeth Batch Number: C021912
1. MARY WILLEY - Gender: Female Christening: 18 FEB 1810 Mullion, Cornwall, England
2. ELIZABETH WILLEY -Gender: Female Christening: 28 SEP 1806 Mullion, Cornwall, England
3. JOHN WILLEY -Gender: Male Christening: 17 NOV 1805 Mullion, Cornwall, England
4. GRACE WILLEY -Gender: Female Christening: 26 SEP 1802 Mullion, Cornwall, England
5. HONOUR WILLEY -Gender: Female Christening: 06 MAR 1808 Mullion, Cornwall, England
6. ANN WILLEY -Gender: Female Christening: 07 JAN 1799 Mullion, Cornwall, England
7. ABRAHAM WILLEY -Gender: Male Christening: 28 AUG 1803 Mullion, Cornwall, England
8. ABRAHAM WILLEY -Gender: Male Christening: 14 JUL 1811 Mullion, Cornwall, England
9. JOSEPH WILLEY -Gender: Male Christening: 14 NOV 1797 Mullion, Cornwall, England

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ELIZABETH WILLEY Christening: 28 SEP 1806 Mullion, Cornwall, England
Parents: Father: JOSEPH WILLEY Mother: ELIZABETH ; Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C021912 1598 - 1812 0226172 Film 6901298 Film

Name: Willey, Elizabeth Record Type: Deaths ; Age at death: 77
Quarter: March ; Year: 1885 ; District: Helston ; County: Cornwall
Volume: 5c ; Page: 159

1851 Census Piece H0107/1913 Place: St Keverne-Cornwall Enumerator District: 5
Civil Parish: Mullion Ecclesiastical Parish:; Foilio: 167 Page 30 Schedule: 94; Address: Trewoon
WILLEY ELIZABETH HEAD UNMARRIED FEMALE 42 FARM LABOURER CORNWALL
WILLEY ELIZABETH JANE DAU UNMARRIED FEMALE 16 HOUSE SERVANT MULLION
WILLEY MARY THOMAS DAU UNMARRIED FEMALE 11 MULLION
WILLEY ELIZA DAU UNMARRIED FEMALE 6 MULLION
WILLEY GRACE DAU UNMARRIED FEMALE 1 MULLION

Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth WILLEY (nee JAMES). She came from a large family and had nine full siblings, Joseph (1797), Ann (1799), Grace (1802-1804), Abraham (1803-1805), John (1805), Honour (1808), Mary (1810), Abraham (1811) and Isaac (1813) and a further six half-brothers and sisters were born to her father Joseph's first wife.

On the 1864 Marriage Certificate of her daughter Elizabeth, the father's occupation is stated as 'William MOYLE, Miner'. Elizabeth did not marry and the father(s) of her other children are not known. Elizabeth had five children :
i. Elizabeth Jane WILLEY b. 14 Feb 1829, our direct ancestor married John KEEN.
ii. Charles WILLEY b. 1831 and his wife Elizabeth had two daughters, Elizabeth (1861) and Mary (1862).
iii. Mary Thomas WILLEY, b. 1840 in Mullion, Cornwall, England. She married James PEARCE.
iv. Eliza A (Lisa) WILLEY, b. Mar 1845 in Mullion, Penzance, Cornwall, England. She married Richard W WALLIS.
v. Grace WILLEY b. 1851 married John GILBERT and they had a daughter Lillian G GILBERT born in 1881.

Charles was baptised on 17 Dec 1831 to Elizabeth WILLEY of Clahar. Trewoon and Clahar were neighbouring hamlets next to each other in a North West direction of the village of Mullion.

In the 1841 Census there is Elizabeth WILLEY aged 30, Charles WILLEY aged 10, Elizabeth WILLEY aged 6. Mary Thomas aged 2; Piece: HO107/138 Place: Kerrier-Cornwall Enumeration District: 10. Civil Parish: Mullion Ecclesiastical Parish: Folio: 14. Page: 20. Address: Troon

In the 1881 Census Elizabeth is living with her daughter Grace and her family:-
John Gilbert (Head) Age 24 Born Mullion - Farm Labourer
Grace Gilbert (Wife) Age 29 Born Mullion
Lilian G Gilbert (Dau) Age 6 month Born Mullion
Elizabeth Willey (Mother in Law) Age 73 Born Mullion Pauper (Charwoman) - listed as 'Unmarried'
Source Information:
Dwelling Church Town
Census Place Mullion, Cornwall, England
Family History Library Film 1341559
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 2325 / 28
Page Number 4

In the Mullion Parish Registers there is an entry for Elizabeth WILLEY the daughter of Joseph WILLEY and his wife Elizabeth JAMES and Elizabeth is baptised on the 28th September 1806. This Elizabeth (my ancestor) was buried in Mullion on the 28th January 1885. Her age was given as 77 years, but she was actually 79 years of age.

The death notice of her daughter Elizabeth for 20 Nov 1929 states her parents to be John & Bette (Elizabeth?) WILLEY. She had 3 sisters and one brother. Their names Liza WALLACE (Wallis?), Grace GILBERT, Mary PEARCE and Charles WILLEY (born 17 Dec 1831 in Mullion)..

Regarding her mother's maiden name being stated as Bette, apparently back in the turn of say 1800 and so on this would be highly unlikely, as this is a relatively modern twist to the name Elizabeth, just like Lisa, back then to shorten it would have been either Bessie or Betsey. ....As Elizabeth definitely had siblings Eliza, Mary, Grace & Charles in Mullion at this period, then she is definitely part of the family of Elizabeth WILLEY who was the unmarried spinster who lived at Trewoon

Family members inferred that Grace was also born in Mullion, Mary in Penzance and Charles in Camborne. (?)
Another WILLEY researcher has Elizabeth WILLEY (chr 28 Sep 1806) marrying Francis PASCOE on 11 Aug 1825 at Mullion?
Pat Banks, OPC in Mullion advised Elizabeth WILLEY married Francis PASCOE, farmer of Crowan, on 8th November 1825. (Note November not August). Their first child was Elizabeth baptised 6th November 1826 in Mullion. There are no other children so presume Elizabeth went home for the birth of her first child, which was not unusual in those days, and the rest of the children, if any, will be found in Crowan .I have checked the transcripts again and I still have only 2 illegitimate children to Elizabeth. However, we have established that this was another Elizabeth WILLEY and that we have the correct ancestry.

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