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64. William TAYLOR was born about 1750 in possibly Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. William was employed 1 as Musician.

I only know of the birth of one child, being that of our direct ancestor William TAYLOR born in 1808, who married Ruth BRUTON

[Child]


66. James (Sir) BRUTON was born about 1790 in thought to be England.

Surname is also known as BREWTON in some records. I only know of one child born to James, that of our direct ancestor Ruth BRUTON born about 1810, who married William TAYLOR.

There was a BRUTON family that originated from Kingswood near Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire that were wool weavers. As James' grandchildren were born in the Gloucestershire area there is possibly a connection to this family.

Regarding the supposed Knighthood held by James BRUTON, there is no mention of any BRUTON's having held a Knighthood in Burke's Peerage.

Bruton family of Brighton ; List of seats and/or estates: Brighton, Sussex ,Alwington, Devon
http://www.nra.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/fedocs.asp?FER=F9862
Scope 1865-1920: misc Alwington (Devon) estate papers Repository North Devon Record Office
Record Reference B 170 add/138, 140, 145 ; NRA catalogue reference NRA 34402 Pitts

JOHN BRUTON Male Marriages: Spouse: ESTHER BRACE Marriage: 12 NOV 1789 Wotton Under Edge, Gloucester Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church. Source Information:
Batch Number: A457123 ; Sheet: 00 ; Source Call No.: 457123-457127 Type: Book

[Child]


72. William EZZY 1 was born in 1767 in Beenham, Berkshire, England. He was christened 2 on 23 Feb 1768 in Church of England Parish Church of Beenham (Berkshire) as William HIZZY. He died on 24 Mar 1830 in Windsor NSW Australia. He was buried 3 in 1830 in St. Matthew's Church of England, Windsor NSW. He married Jane FLOYD on 13 Aug 1788 in St Dunstans Church, Stepney, England. William immigrated 4 on 7 Oct 1792 arriving as a convict on the ship 'Royal Admiral'. He was employed as a Brewers Servant. He was 5 a Farmer at Windsor NSW. [Parents]

IGI Individual Record Family Search International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles
WILLIAM HIZZY Male Christening: 23 FEB 1768 Beenham, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: WM. HIZZY Mother: MARY
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
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C018321 1561 - 1811 0088219 Film 6908303 Film Sheet: 00

William was born at Beenham in Berkshire England, late in 1767 and had a twin brother, who did not survive. William was a Brewers Servant in London. He was arrested and indicted as William IZZY for stealing a wooden cask and 36 gallons of yeast and sentenced to 7 years transportation to NSW. William, his wife Jane and their daughter Louisa sailed on the ship 'Royal Admiral' and arrived in Sydney Cove on Sunday 7th Oct 1792. The Convict Indent for the 'Royal Admiral' describes William as a man of above average height, with black hair. He was sent to Parramatta Town and would have most likely been put to work with other convicts, clearing the country and cultivating the land. No records remain of who William EZZY was assigned to during this period and likewise no records remain of when he received his pardon.

William was granted 130 acres of land at Clarendon on 11 August 1804 by Governor King, the greater part of which became the original portion of the Richmond RAAF Base in NSW. He applied himself to his farming with evident success, for it was no time at all before he and Jane were entirely off Government Stores and were supplying themselves and their growing family with their daily food requirement and for the next six years the family settled down to farming and raising their children.

By 1810 William had entered into partnership with John BOULTON, also a former convict, and were in cultivation of acres of Wheat, Barley and Corn. Jane EZZY had also formed partnership agreements with John BOULTON in her own right and it was partly the demand to 'trade in her own right' that developed into a well documented explosive situation that finally split William and Jane apart, with Jane having left her husband William by 1816. Jane EZZY died in Sydney in 1821 and William married Jane MILLS, his assigned convict housekeeper since 1823, on 18 May 1829 with the Consent of the Governor, as Jane MILLS never received a full Pardon during her lifetime. There were no children born to his second marriage.

In March 1811 William received a Licence to sell beer in Sydney and from July to December 1815 a battled raged between William and John BOULTON over the ownership of Boulton & Ezzy's Farm at the Hawkesbury. As well as farming crops William raised horses. His great-great-grand daughter Queenie TAYLOR was shown a book in which it was written "William EZZY supplied the horsed for the crossing of the Blue Mountains". Blaxland, Lawson & Wentworth crossed the mountains in 1813 starting out from the Penrith area and went up over the mountains from Emu Plains, so it would appear there would have been no reason for them to obtain horses from Windsor. However, there were of course several crossings of The Blue Mountains. One group, led by Archibald BELL set out from Richmond on 6 Oct 1823 along with the Assistant Surveyor, Robert HODDLE, accompanied by three men and two natives, following a route Archibald BELL had mapped out the previous September and two unsuccessful shorter journeys in the previous weeks of the same year. On any one of these journeys they could have used horses purchased in the Windsor area. I have been unable to locate the title of the book or confirm this information. However, Archibal Bell, acted as his son John Ezzey's Supervisor, whom he spoke of as a "very worthy character", so we know that there is a documented connection between these two gentleman.

1828 Census shows "EZZEY, William, 66, Free by servitude, Royal Admiral 1791, 7 years, Farmer, Cornwallis, 26 acres, 21 cleared, 16 cultivated, 1 horse, 4 catle".

He is buried in St.Matthew's Church of England, Windsor, but does not have a headstone and the location of the grave is unknown.

William and Jane had eight children :
i. James William EZZY, christened James William HESEY on 18 Jul 1790 in St.Saviour, Southwark, London, d. before 1 Nov 1817. He is believed to have left the colony and died young.
ii. Louisa IZZEY, born 8 Jan 1792 in St.Thomas Parish, Southwark, England, buried: 15 Nov 1792, Old Burial Ground Sydney
iii. John EZZEY possibly born 6 Oct 1795 (refer notes), our direct ancestor married Rebecca LAMB.
iv. Lucy EZZY b. 19 Mar 1798 married (1) William Thomas BAYLIS / BAYLISS. (2) John ROBERTS
v. Mary EZZY, b. 1800, Ezzys Farm, Hawkesbury NSW AUS, d. 17 Oct 1816, Windsor NSW Australia.
vi. Charles EZZY b. ca 1800 married Catherine BOOTLE.
vii. Elizabeth EZZY b. 5 Oct 1805 married (1) Joseph DARGIN and had three sons (2) Charles HUGHES and had seven sons
viii. Sophia EZZY b. 7 Nov 1807 married James DARGIN and had eight children.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17911207-37 http://www.oldbaileyonline.org
Trial Summary: ROBERT TIRESMAN, WILLIAM IZZY, THOMAS WATMORE, theft: simple grand larceny, theft: receiving stolen goods, 07 Dec 1791.
* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny, theft : receiving stolen goods,
* Punishment Type: transportation,
* Verdict: Guilty, Not Guilty,

Original Text:
38. ROBERT TIRESMAN and WILLIAM IZZY were indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of November last, a wooden cask, value 5 s. and 36 gallons of yeast, value 16 s. the property of Felix Calvert, Robert Ladbroke, William Whitmore, Robert Calvert, and Charles Calvert: And THOMAS WATMORE was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen.
(The case opened by Mr. Garrow.) (The witnesses examined separate.)

RICHARD DIGGINS sworn.
I am a watchman of the ward of Aldgate; I have seen the prisoner Watmore once, and the other two a great many times; I was directed to watch the two first prisoners; about the beginning of November I saw them come through Aldgate High-street into Whitechapel, that is the road from Tooley-street to Petticoat-lane; they had a sledge with no wheels, and a barrel, and a tub like a half barrel; I spoke to John Jameson; I did not go to Watmore's house; I went where they went to on the return along Fenchurch-street, Fish-street, over London-bridge, to Tooley-street, about half after four, when they returned, the place looked then like a brewhouse; I have since found it was a storehouse belonging to Messrs. Calvert and Co.; I observed they took a sledge and a barrel, nothing else; I observed a difference in the sound, that there was something in the barrels as they came towards Petticoat-lane, and empty when they returned; I took the prisoners the 19th of November, about four in the morning; the two first prisoners were coming again along with the sledge, and a barrel and tub upon it, as usual; I jumped across, and stopped the horse; Tiresman asked me what right I had to stop it; I told him I understood it was spirits or gin; he said, no, nothing but yeast from Mr. Calvert's; I said it was my duty to stop him; if he would go to the watch-house, we had officers that were looking after smugglers; he said, we will go back, and leave the sledge here; I said no, and they went with the sledge to the watch-house; they walked in; they saw no officers; I told them they would be there presently; with that, Tiresman says, we may as well shoot this barrel down here, and go for another turn, and by that time your officers will be come; I went and fetched the beadle, and the prisoner Tiresman showed us a key of a storehouse, marked Rupert-street, Whitechapel; we told him he had better tell where he brought it from; he said, from Mr. Calvert's; the prisoners were secured; in the barrel there was yeast, and nothing in the tub, that I look upon to be a receiver; I did not go to Watmore after the 19th.

JOHN JAMESON sworn.
I am a watchman in Aldgate High-street; I remember, the beginning of November, seeing the two first prisoners with a sledge; they went into Boar's-head court, Petticoat-lane; they came out about a quarter of an hour; I did not like to go into the court, it is a very bad place; Mr. Watmore lives in the court, but I do not know the house, or the number; they came back again with an empty cask, because it rumbled and tumbled on the sledge, and before it was solid and steady.

THOMAS PINNER sworn.
I am the constable of the night; I was in bed; I took the charge; they had a cask of yeast, containing 36 gallons, which they said they brought from Calvert's.

WILLIAM BOX sworn.
I am a constable; I went to a house in Petticoat-lane, where Flood lives, in Boar's-head yard, the 19th of November; Flood works for Watmore; I saw Watmore and Flood at Mr. Flood's, putting a cask down a cellar; I took no notice; I went and fetched Mr. Read, and we went back and found the same cask in the cellar; nothing else was in the cellar but the cask.

JAMES READ sworn.
I am storehouse-clerk to Messrs. Calvert and Co. the prisoner Tiresman and Izzy's business was to carry yeast; the value of a cask of yeast is 16 s.; they had no business to carry it to Rupert-street, but to Thames-street; seven in the morning is time enough; they certainly had no orders to carry any on the 7th or 8th, or on the 19th; I went to Flood's house, and saw a cask in the cellar; it is the property of Messrs. Calvert and Co.; we sell none of that kind; one and has Felix Calvert and Co.; the value of it is 5 s.

JOHN HOLDBEACH sworn.
I am an attorney. (Deposed to the firm.) (The two first prisoners called seven witnesses, and the last prisoner called eleven witnesses, who gave them very good characters.)

ROBERT TIRESMAN, WILLIAM IZZY, GUILTY - Transported for seven years. THOMAS WATMORE, NOT GUILTY.
Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN

Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825 State Records of NSW at http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
EZZY, William. Per "Royal Admiral", 1792; of Hawkesbury
1802 Apr 10; Particulars of arms in possession of; appears as Easey (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.93)
1804 Aug 11; On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.144)
1809 Feb; Produce received from at the Hawkesbury Stores (Reel 6040; 9/2673 pp.5, 7)
1810 Dec 1,5; Signatory to address from the settlers of the Hawkesbury to Governor Macquarie; & Macquarie's reply (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.128-30)
1811 Mar 16; Of Castlereagh Street, Sydney. Received beer licence in Feb 1811 (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.184)
1816 Sep 20; Certification by William Cox that Ezzey was a free person settled at Windsor (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.117)
1816 Nov 16; Landholder at Windsor. On list of persons who came as convicts and who claimed they were free at the last General Muster, without supporting documentation (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.285)
1821 Feb 24; Store receipts of for wheat, paid at Windsor (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.160)
1822 Apr 6-7,10 ; Juror at the inquest into the death of William Sullivan held at Clarendon, Windsor and Richmond; also listed as Ezzey (Reel 6054; 4/1758 pp.81, 87b)

For further reading see Ezzy & Ezzey Family History & Genealogy Research and Extracts of 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road' 1985 (ISBN 0 9589831 0 0 and ISBN 0 9589831 3 5

73. Jane FLOYD was born in 1770 in Saint Luke, Chelsea, London, England. She was christened on 12 Jan 1770 in Church of England St. Luke's Church (Chelsea, Middlesex). She died 1 on 11 Aug 1821 in Sydney NSW Australia. She was buried 2 on 13 Aug 1821 in Sandhills Cemetery, Devonshire Street, Sydney. Jane was buried 3 in 1901 in remains moved to Botany Cemetery. She immigrated 4 on 7 Oct 1792 arriving "free" on the ship 'Royal Admiral'. [Parents]

JANE FLOYD Female Christening: 12 JAN 1770 Saint Luke, Chelsea, London, England
Parents: Father: CAESAR FLOYD Mother: ISABELLA
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C067052 1704 - 1777 0585471 Film 6903894 Film

Jane was one of the first "free" woman settlers who arrived in the colony. She came to Australia with her husband William, a convict and their daughter Louisa on the ship 'Royal Admiral' and arrived in Sydney Cove on Sunday 7th Oct 1792. She received a grant of land from Governor John Hunter and was the first woman to be granted land in the Hawkesbury, or Mulgrave Place as it was known, being 30 acres at Cornwallis Flats behind St. Matthew's Church of England Church and known as Ezzys Farm on 1 May 1797. Only 25 other women had previously received a free grant of land in the Colony. Jane, now a 'lady farmer' was most likely assigned her husband William as a 'Farm Labourer'.

William, Jane and their two young sons moved from Parramatta to the Hawkesbury and settled in a part of Windsor, that is today known as Cornwallis Flats and is part of the Hawkesbury Flood Plain.

In the 1814 Muster (and Mutch Index at the time of her death) it states "lives intermittently with John BOULTON, Publican". However their associations are believed to have been purely a business one, as they were legal business partners and for a good deal of the time Jane lived in Sydney prior to the 1814 Muster. In 1812 Jane and John BOULTON formed the partnership of 'Boulton & Co.' and purchased a property in both their names at No.49 George Street, Sydney and on 16th May they placed an advertisement in the Sydney Gazette, advertising their new venture - "opened for accomodation and have a few Hogsheads of excellent Wine for Sale. And for the Accomodation of Settlers will receive approved Colonial Currency or Pigs in Payments". Several years later the property was advertised for sale and described as "being on the corner of the spaceous avenue leading into Hyde Park" which would have been on the extremities of the town and what is currently the Markets Area of the city. In 1813 Jane purchased John BOULTON's half-share of 49 George Street for the sum of 10 pounds.
However. in about 1814 Jane sold 49 George St., back to John BOULTON, now a Sydney Publican of the "Swan and Two Necks" in Cambridge Street The Rocks, where it is believed Jane now resided. John BOULTON sold 49 George Street on 25 Feb 1815 for the sum of 200 pounds.

Jane had left her husband William by 1816 and obtained a Publican's Licence in Sydney Town firstly in 1819 and then in 1821. All records indicate that John BOULTON, who was in Parramatta Gaol from late 1816 until 1817, left the Colony in 1819 as advertised and that Jane was conducting an Inn in her own right. Jane is believed to have spent the last few years of her life, living in The Rocks area of Sydney. By the time of her death she owned two houses, which she left to her to youngest daughters. It is possible that the business she conducted, "The Swan and Two Necks" in Cambridge Street is one of the two houses situated at numbers 8 and 9 Cambridge Street Sydney, that are know to have been in the possession of Jane's two youngest daughters, Elizabeth and Sophia after her death, and it is believed Jane left these to her two youngest daughters.

Jane's original land grant of 30 acres in Mulgrave Place was never sold or sub-divided during her lifetime and it would seem she took the ownership of this most valuable possession with her to the grave. However, no member of her family inheritied, or benefited from it, in any way after her death either, as coninciding with the time of her death, the quit rent was not paid, so the Crown repossessed the grant, with the Deeds not reissued to a new owner for almost 100 years.

David GAUL, who was researching a BOGG connection on GenCircles came across the following details for Jane. Original Source of this information is unknown : Birth: 1770 in Stepney, London, England.Death: 11 Aug 1821 in Sydney, NSW.
Father: Caesar FLOYD & Mother: Isabella (Izabell) MACKENZIE b.1730-1740 in Staffordshire or Hampshire, England. If indeed this proves to be correct and Jane was baptised on 12 JAN 1770 in Saint Luke, Chelsea, London, then it would appear Jane may have been a twin. However, my cousin Grace advised "if the statements made on her daughter Lucy's Death Certificate are correct, then it is possible that Jane was Irish, as her maiden name is supposed to have been FLOID.

Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825; State Records of NSW at : http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
EZZY, Jane; 1797 May 1
On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.84)

For further reading see Ezzy & Ezzey Family History & Genealogy Research and Extracts of 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road' 1985 (ISBN 0 9589831 0 0 and ISBN 0 9589831 3 5p>

[son - John EZZEY]


74. Henry LAMB was born 1 in 1758 in Staindrop, Durham, England. He was christened 2 on 22 Dec 1758 in St. Mary's, Staindrop, Durham, England. He died 3, 4 on 17 Jan 1839 in Richmond Hill Kurrajong, NSW Australia. He was buried 5 on 20 Jan 1839 in the Parish of Richmond, County of Cumberland. He married 6, 7 Elizabeth CHAMBERS on 27 Jan 1811 in St. Matthews Church of England, Windsor NSW Australia. Henry immigrated 8 in 1791 to as a Private on the ship 'Albermarle'. He resided in 1828 in "Newington", near Parramatta. He was employed as Private NSW Corps. He was employed as Constable and Manager of Aboriginal Settlement Rooty Hill. He was employed as Gardener to Gregory Blaxland (the explorer) in 1828. [Parents]

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
IGI International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles Search Results
Henry Lamb Male Christening: 22 DEC 1758 Staindrop, Durham, England
Parents: Father: Henry Lamb & Mother: Elizabeth Linsley
Messages: Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church. Source : Film Number: 457382
Sealings for the dead, couples and children (includes some living spouses and children) 1943-1970; heir indexes, 1943-1965

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles Search Results HENRY LAMB Male Christening: 22 DEC 1758 Staindrop, Durham, England
Parents: Father: HENRY LAMB & Mother: ELIZABETH
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
P000531 1635 - 1812 0091111 Film 6904881 Film
P000531 1635 - 1812 0091111 Film NONE
P000531 1635 - 1812 0091111 Film NONE
P000531 1635 - 1812 0091111 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

V1839975 23A/1839 LAMB HENRY AGE 80
V1839857 157/1839 LAMB HENRY AGE 80

Soldiers and Marines index details for: Henry LAMB at http://www.sag.org.au/
Last name: LAMB; First name: Henry; Rank: Private; Regiment: HM NSW Corps
Pay List/Muster Roll: 1789 Muster Roll ; PRO Reel/Source: HRNSW, Vol 2, pp.432-435

Soldiers and Marines index details for: Henry LAMB
Last name: LAMB ; First name: Henry; Rank: Private
Regiment: Colonel F. Grose's Company, NSW Corps
Pay List/Muster Roll: 1798 Pay List ; PRO Reel/Source: 412

Henry was the son of Henry and Elizabeth LAMB (nee LINSLEY). He was a Private in the NSW Corps and arrived in Sydney in 1791 on the ship 'Albermarle'. He enlisted on 29 June 1789 in England and was discharged on 24 April 1803 in Sydney. Henry was assigned a Convict housekeeper Elizabeth CHAMBERS whom he later married when she became free. He was an Overseer to Rev. Robert Cartwright, who performed his marriage ceremony to Elizabeth Chambers.

Henry was granted 25 acres of land at Windsor which were lost in floods. He was later granted 70 acres at Portland Head (North Sackville) but was burnt out by aborigines. Then he received a grant of land at Richmond Hill which he later sold to his son-in-law John EZZEY. He became a Constable and managed the Aboriginal Settlement at Rooty Hill. Later he became a Gardener to Gregory Blaxland (the Explorer) at 'Newington' near Parramatta. Henry died at Richmond Hill in 1839.

He obtained a grant of 80 acres at Kurrajong Brush in 1810 from Governor Macquarie and was one of the settlers who signed the address to Governor Macquarie in December 1810 (see Colonial Secretary's Index).

Henry was given another grant on the North Shore (opposite the present day Royal North Shore Hospital), but he did not take up this grant, possibly due to the fact that he was moved to Windsor at about the same time.

Constables were the parish policeman and were appointed by the vestry. The appointment being confirmed by the Justices and they supervised the 'Watch & Ward', maintained the local prison and the stocks, removef interant strangers, apprenticed pauper children and were included in the training of the local miltia and had many other duties. Any parishioner might be nominated to act as a Constable. It was not a popular job and the parishioner chosen often opted to pay someone else to act in his place.

Henry and Elizabeth had a family of three children,
i. Rebecca LAMB b. 19 Nov 1797 our direct ancestor married John EZZEY.
ii. Henry (Harry) LAMB b. 1800 married (1) Charlotte BOGG and had two sons (2) Mary Ann BENTLEY and had three sons.
iii.John LAMB, b. 1803, Portland Head NSW Australia, d. 1849, NSW Australia

State Records NSW Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825 at http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
LAMB, Henry. Came free per "Albermarle", 1791; New South Wales Corps
1794 Nov 19-1803 Apr 27
On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 pp.36, 98, 128)
1802 Apr 10 Particulars of arms in possession of (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.94)
1810
Overseer to Revd Richard Cartwright. Memorial for confirmation of land grant at Kurrajong Brush (Fiche 3006; 4/1822 No.179)
1810 Dec 1,5 Signatory to address from the settlers at the Hawkesbury to Governor Macquarie; and Macquarie's reply (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.128-30)

LAMB, Henry. Superintendent, Native Institution at Rooty Hill
1822 Feb 19 Letter from Revd Richard Hill re stores for Lamb and the natives (Reel 6053; 4/1756 p.4)
1822 Feb 19 Re victualling of; cultivation of tobacco (Reel 6053; 4/1756 pp.4-4b)
1822 Feb 22 Re victualling of (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.479)
1823 Account of rations received for self and wife (Reel 6058; 4/1771 pp.298)

Henry Lamb is listed in the HRA (Historical Records of Australia) and Sydney Gazette Lamb, Henry edition HRA Vol. 2 1797 - 1800 Lamb, Henry edition HRA Vol. 7 1809 - 1813 Lamb, Henry edition SG 1803 - 1804 Lamb, Henry edition SG 1805 - 1806.

For further reading see 'Henry LAMB' on Pages 47 to 53 of Volume 3 of 'Along the Windsor Richmond Road'.
1985 (ISBN 0 9589831 0 0 and ISBN 0 9589831 3 5)

75. Elizabeth CHAMBERS was born about 1762 in possibly Holborn, London, England. She was possibly christened 1 on 17 Jan 1762 in Saint Andrew, Holborn, London [refer notes below]. She died 2, 3 on 24 Dec 1838 in "Newington", near Parramatta, Australia. She was buried 4 on 24 Dec 1838 in St. Johns, Parramatta NSW. Elizabeth departed England on 6 Apr 1792 from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, arriving in the Colony on 518 Nov 1792 as a convict on the ship 'Kitty'. She resided in 1828 in "Newington", near Parramatta. She was employed as a Convict Housekeeper. [Parents Unknown]

Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s)
Burial [Death]
V18382669 22/1838 LAMB ELIZABETH AGE 78
V18382869 22/1838 LAMB ELIZABETH

POSSIBLE Christening ? :IGI Individual Record FamilySearch� International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles
ELIZABETH CHAMBERS
Female Christening: 17 JAN 1762 Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England
Parents: Father: THOMAS CHAMBERS & Mother: MARY
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
P010515 1761 - 1780 0374354 Film 1235373 Film

Many researchers have recorded Elizabeth as being born in Hoborn, London in 1762 or 1763. However the Society of Australian Genealogists states Elizabeth was 23 years of age at the time of her trial on 26 Oct 1791. Therefore, she would have supposedly been born in 1768? However, her age at time of death is 78 years (therefore born about 1760).

Elizabeth was sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing property belonging to her employer & pawning it, then possibly setting fire to the premises. She arrived in Sydney on ship 'Kitty' in Sydney on 18 Novemember 1792 which departed Portsmouth, Ham, England on 6 April 1792. See Convict Indents - AO Fiche 614, p.76.

"Convicts to NSW 1788-1812" Cd-Rom Published by Society of Australian Genealogists states that Elizabeth was 23 years of age at the time of her trial. It also states "Delivery of the Kings Gaol of Newgate" Reference 4/4002 pp 1-22.
Reference : Indents - SAG Ref. 15244

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17911026-22
ELIZABETH CHAMBERS, theft: simple grand larceny, 26 Oct 1791.

Trial Summary:
Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
Punishment Type: transportation, Verdict: Guilty,

Original Text:
402. ELIZABETH CHAMBERS was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of October, one woollen cloth coat, value 40 s. one Marseilles waistcoat, value 3 s. one cotton ditto, value 3 s. one pair of velveret breeches, value 3 s. one pair of sattinet ditto, value 10 s. a muslin handkerchief, value 1 s. two pair of hose, value 18 d. the property of William Kinslen; and one pair of cotton stockings, value 2 s. the property of Robert Howden.

WILLIAM KINSLEN sworn.
My house is in Aldersgate-street, opposite Little Britain; I came home about nine last Saturday evening; I found my two pair of stairs front room on fire. The prisoner was my servant; I suspected her of stealing several things. I had her taken up as soon as I had put the fire out. She was going to bed; I found in one of her shoes fourteen duplicates; her bed-room is one pair of stairs above the room that was on fire. I found many of my things upon examining at the pawnbroker's.

WILLIAM THOMPSON sworn.
I am an apprentice; I know the prisoner; she pledged a pair of breeches with me the 7th of September, a pair of stockings for 9 d. the 20th of September; the breeches are velveteen, the stockings are worsted; a coat for 6 s. 2 d. the 24th of September, and two waistcoats for 6 s.

Prosecutor. I never gave the prisoner leave to pawn any thing for me. (The clothes produced.)

ANN HOWDEN sworn.
I have mended my father's stockings; those stockings are mine. (The prosecutor deposes to the coat.)
I have had the coat twelve months; I am sure it is mine. (Prosecutor deposes to the waistcoat.)

Prisoner. I leave myself to the mercy of the Jury.
GUILTY. Transported for seven years. Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

Date of Documents: Sept. 1791 to 1834
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey: Associated Records
Information about this defendant may be found in the following records:
Document Type and Location: Criminal registers, Public Record Office, HO 26
Description: Lists of prisoners accused of felonies and misdemeanours in Newgate Prison. Information on felons generally includes name, description (height, hair and eye colour, complexion, occupation), place of birth, age, from what place received (i.e. another prison), by whom committed, crime, where and when tried, before which judge, sentence, the date executed, transported, respited, pardoned or discharged, to whom delivered, and remarks (such as the sentence was respited). Volumes are missing for Sept. 1795 to Sept. 1796 and Sept. 1798 to Sept. 1800.

Possible christenings include :
2. ELIZABETH CHAMBERS - IG Index Female Christening: 03 MAR 1771 Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England
Father: PAUL CHAMBERS ; Mother: SARAH

3. ELIZABETH CHAMBERS - IGI Index Female Christening: 16 MAY 1773 Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England
Parents: Father: JOHN CHAMBERS ; Mother: ELIZABETH

4. ELIZABETH CAROLINE CHAMBERS - IGI Index Female Christening: 13 JUL 1777 Saint Andrew, Holborn, London
Parents: Father: THOMAS CHAMBERS Mother: MARY
with likely sibling SARAH CHAMBERS Female Christening: 10 OCT 1773 Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England
Parents: Father: THOMAS CHAMBERS ; Mother: MARY

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76. William WITNEY was born 1 on 11 Feb 1781 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. He was christened 2 on 11 Feb 1781 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. He died 3 on 16 Jul 1853 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. He was buried 4 on 21 Jul 1853 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. He married 5 Mary NARROWAY on 11 Oct 1803 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. William resided 6 in 1843 in Living in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. He was employed as Farm Labourer. [Parents]

William was 22 years of age and Mary was 26 years of age at the time of their marriage . They had a family of ten children who were all born in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England and baptised at St. Andrew's Church in Chinnor. However, at least three of their children did not survive infancy, as John died at one year of age in 1804, Ann (1814) and Martha aged 3 months (1822).

One son, also named John migrated to Australia with his brother Edmund, our ancestor, where they both raised families. The only remaining male child, George, stayed in England and in 1881 at the age of 62 years his occupation was a 'Domestic Gardener' and he was residing at 'Farm Fold', Pownall Fee, Cheshire, England with his wife Mary, and their two daughters. Ellen aged 26 and Elizabeth, aged 19, who were both "Cotton Weavers" and were born in Styal, Cheshire.

Their youngest child, Lucy married Francis CHOWN in 1846 at Sydenham, Oxfordshire, England when she was 21 years of age. Lucy gave birth to seven children in Sydenham, Mark (1850), Thomas (1853), Esther Elizabeth (1856), Alice (1858), Mary Ann Lucy (1860), George Francis (1863) and Leah Frances (1864). Lucy's husband Francis CHOWN, and therefore their children, are also direct descendants of our ancestors John and Joan CHOWN (ca.1700) of Aston, Rowant, Oxfordshire.

William's father Richard was born at Blewbury and was "of Blewbury" when he married Mary in 1762, on the Brookes Marriage Index complied many years ago by John Brookes and now part of Berkshire Family History Society Marriage Index. Richard's parents are John WITNEY and Mary HUGGILL of Blewbury. I have no more on these two. There are HUGGILL's in Blewbury but no baptism for a Mary and no indication of John WITNEY. They married at Blewbury on 8 Oct 1727 and had all boys : John, Francis, William, Thomas, (then Richard) and James.

77. Mary NARROWAY was born 1 in Nov 1776 in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England. She was christened 2 on 10 Nov 1776 in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England. She died 3 after 1843. Mary resided 4 in 1843 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. She was employed 5 as Lacemaker. [Parents]

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78. Benjamin RATLEY was born in 1770 in Haversham, Buckingham, England. He married 1 Anne WHITE on 24 Sep 1806 in Crowell, Oxfordshire, England. Benjamin was baptized on 15 Apr 1770 in Church of England Parish Church of Haversham. He was employed 2 as Agricultural Labourer. He was employed 3 as Sojourner and Widower in 1806. [Parents]

BENJAMIN RATLEY Male Christening: 15 APR 1770 Haversham, Buckingham, England
Parents: Father: BENJAMIN RATLEY Mother: JANE
Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
P015231 1665 - 1875 0088489 Film 1235394 Film

Benjamin RATLEY was a Widower at the time of his marriage to Ann WHITE. It is not known at this stage if he had children to his first marriage. There were three children born to his second marriage with Ann, all daughters, Lydia in 1811, Rachel in 1812 and Elizabeth, our direct ancestor in 1813. Lydia is Elizabeth's only known surviving sibling and she married Joseph MANN in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England in 1831. Elizabeth's younger sibling Rachel, died at four weeks of age.

The surname is also spelt as "RATCLIFFE" in some records. Benjamin Ratley Ann White Other: date - location, Oxford, England Birth, Marriage, & Death - Oxfordshire, England: Parish and Probate Records at http://search.ancestry.com/

Likely connections to Benjamin Ratley Birth: 1818 - Haversham, Buckinghamshire, England ; Residence: 1881 - No 30, Haversham, Buckinghamshire, England in 1881 England Census. NOT Listed in 1871 Census?
Benjamin Ratley Birth: abt 1817 - location, Buckinghamshire; Residence: year - city, Buckinghamshire, in 1891 Census
Benjamin Ratley Birth: 1834 - location, Oxfordshire, England ; Residence: year - location, city, Oxfordshire, England in 1901 England Census.

See 'Tysall clan' of Colin Tysal at Rootsweb http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3074868&id=I38640
See Jan Hunt's Rootsweb Database 'Hunt Suffolk to Australia' at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bluewren
See Jan Hunt's 'My Cobain Roots - Jan's Genealogy' at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=potoroo

79. Anne WHITE was born 1, 2 in 1770 in Crowell, Oxfordshire, England. Anne was baptized on 24 Mar 1770 in Crowell, Oxfordshire, England. [Parents]

Janette (Jan) HUNT advised via GenesReunited : Mary Anne WITNEY is my 2nd cousin 4 times removed. I am a direct descendent of Francis WHITE & Mary BEARD whose daughter Anne married Benjamin RATLEY.

See 'Tysall clan' of Colin Tysal at Rootsweb http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3074868&id=I38640

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80. William ASHER was born about 1790 in possibly Germany or Nottingham England. He married Elizabeth , possibly BAYFIELD. William resided 1 in 1815 in Queen Street, Nottingham England. He resided in 1818 in Newcastle Street, Nottingham, England. He was employed 2 as Hawker in 1815 & 1818.

William and Elizabeth were known to have had two sons. Both were christened in St. Marys, Nottingham, England :
George Thomas Bayfield ASHER, b. 1815 and Samuel Lyon ASHER b. 1818, our direct ancestor who married Ann BOWDEN. A Joseph Asher was also baptised at St Mary's Church, Lacemarket Nottingham on 13 November 1820 address given as Newcastle Street and occupation Hawker. Parents Lyon and Elizabeth.

On the 1851 Census Lyon Asher is down as a General Dealer still living on Newcastle Street and 'where born' it says Germany. There was also another family Joseph and Margaret Asher who were about the same age they lived on Clare Street which was the next street to Newcastle Street. Both of these streets are still there in Nottingham but no houses. I They are believed to have been pulled down when the railway was built. 1851 census for Joseph and Margaret Asher 'where born' it looks like Listrok Pakington and he had several people lodging with him from Prussia, Poland. Occupation Hawkers of jewellery.

The name Asher is sometimes not only ASCHER but also ESHER or ESCHER and the Asher's are very closely connected to the Seligman family (or Selligmann). "Lyon" is a town in France, so perhaps something sentimental in the name? As many Jews lived in France, perhaps this family was from around there (then again, Germany is not too far from there).

In Continental Europe this name is known as ASCHER in Wien and Galizien Kroenlande in Austria. However at this stage our ASHER ancestors are believed to have originated from Germany, where the name 'Lyon ASHER' is known as LEONHARDT ESCHERS in Evangelisch, Simmern Kirn, Rheinland, Preussen, LEONHARD ESCHER in Kirchensittenbach, Mittelfranken, Bayern, LEONARDUS ESCHER in Katholisch, Bellingen, Loerrach, Baden and LEONTIUS ESCHGER in Wyhl, Freiburg, Baden.

Prussia's power grew and in 1772, under King Friedrich II (Frederick the Great), consisted of the provinces of Brandenburg, Pomerania, Danzig, West Prussia and East Prussia (modern day East Germany, northern Poland, and a small portion of the Soviet Union). A major event in German history was the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, making Germany a world power.

Possible connection to : Description Will of William Asher, Yeoman of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Date 04 February 1656 ; Catalogue reference PROB 11/252
Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers
Piece Name of Register: Berkeley Quire Numbers: 1 - 52
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/

www.michaelectric.com/prussia/
The Hamburg Passenger Lists include the last foreign residence of people leaving from Hamburg. There are two lists:
The Direct Passenger List (1850 to 1934) lists those who left Hamburg and went directly to their destination.
The Indirect Passenger List (1850 to 1910) shows those who left Hamburg, went to another port, and then on to their destination. After 1910 the indirect list is included with the Direct Passenger List.

Possible Deaths on Free BMD http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl
Deaths Dec 1864 ASHER William Louis Harry Nottingham 7b 157

For further reading see Asher Family History & Genealogy Research

81. Elizabeth , possibly BAYFIELD was born about 1790 in possibly Nottingham England, or Germany. Elizabeth resided 1 in 1815 in Queen St., Nottingham England. She resided in 1818 in Newcastle Street, Nottingham, England.

Message from : Amanda Werge (or LAWS) on GenesReunited Subject : Re - Elizabeth (possibly BAYFIELD) Asher
I have Elizabeth Asher in my husbands family tree, born 1790-1800. She married Joseph Goddard in South Muskham, Notts in 1817 and had a child Mary Goddard in 1818.

Possible additional children :
Birth/Christening, Nottingham, England, British Isles. Father: William Asher, Mother: Elizabeth. Exact Spelling: Off
International Genealogical Index / British Isles - 8 . Therefore possibly an additional five children:
ROBERT ASHER Male Christening: 14 DEC 1823 Arnold, Nottingham, England (& death recorded as 2 Jan 1825
WILLIAM ASHER Male Christening: 04 FEB 1826 Arnold, Nottingham, England (& death recorded as 14 Feb 1826)
JOHN ASHER Male Christening: 29 APR 1827 Arnold, Nottingham, England
ELIZABETH ASHER Female Christening: 30 AUG 1829 Arnold, Nottingham, England
WILLIAM ASHER Male Christening: 08 APR 1832 Arnold, Nottingham, England
However, unlikely parents of :
WILLIAM HENSON ASHER Male Christening: 01 MAR 1841 Saint Paul, Nottingham, Nottingham, England

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82. William BOWDEN was born 1 on 12 Aug 1796 in Benenden, Kent, England. He was christened on 16 Oct 1796 in Benenden, Kent, England. He died on 6 Jul 1882 in 'Kennington Park' Raymond Terrace NSW AUS. He was buried in Wesleyan Cemetery Raymond Terrace. He married Elizabeth GODFREY on 4 Dec 1816 in St George Church at Benenden, Kent. William emigrated on 24 Jun 1838 from Gravesend in Kent (near London). He immigrated on 6 Nov 1838 to arriving Sydney on ship 'Maitland'. He resided 2 on 6 Feb 1839 in George Street South, Sydney NSW AUS. He resided in 1842 in Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW. He resided 3 in 1842 in "Muddy Creek" Lake Macquarie NSW. He was employed as Farmer on 4 Dec 1816. He was employed as Gardener in 1839. He was employed 4 as Farmer on Ash Island in the Hunter River in 1850. [Parents]

William, Elizabeth and their family migrated to Australia in 1838 aboard the ship 'Maitland' when he was 42years of age, with his brother Joseph. They departed Gravesend in Kent (near London) England, on 24th June, 1838 arriving in Sydney NSW on 6 Nov 1838 as 'Assisted Immigrants'. In the shipping records William stated he was going to live at Paterson River, which is in the Raymond Terrace area. Tragically his wife Elizabeth died upon arrival in Sydney and their son James shortly thereafter. The remaining family members settled at the Emmigration Barracks in Hunter Street and William found work as a gardener. In the 1841 Census he was in the carrying business and living at Bourke Street Surrey Hills. William applied for land and in due cause was granted a clearing lease. Early in 1842 the family moved to Dora Creek near Lake Macquarie, leasing a property known locally as 'Muddy Creek' near the present railway station at Dora Creek (originally called 'Newport') where William and his sons worked at logging the cedar which they would haul by bullock team to Newcastle for sale until 1847. The Bowden's 'Muddy Creek' lease was owned by a Mr. Holden who took up a position in the Brisbane Water Court House.

William moved his family to Ash Island, probably as tennant farmers of Alexander Walker SCOTT in the Hunter River near Hexham and established a thriving fruit and vegetable trade with the Newcastle markets. When the Hunter River flooded in 1856 William and his youngest son George moved to "Kennington Park" at Raymond Terrace and became vegetable & grain farmers, carting produce to the Newcastle markets (maize, potatoes, melons, pumpkins & lucerne). Even at the age of 60, William was very active and could effectively handle the bullock teams. 'Kennington Park" is north of Hexham, on the Raymond Terrace Road, opposite the 'Courtauld's Factory'.

William and Elizabeth had a family of ten children, James (1817), William (1819) married Caroline MUNN, Rebecca (1821) married Thomas ADAM, Thomas (1824) , Ann (1826) our direct ancestor married Samuel ASHER, Frank (1828) married (1) Alice Maria ROTHWEL then (2) Rebecca OSBORNE , Catherine (1830) married Joseph BILLINGHAM, Mary (1832) married Thomas PRYOR, Joseph (1834) and George (1837) who married Maria FOUNTAIN.

For conditions regarding the voyage of the 'Maitland' and other information see Juliette HENDRY's Homepage

For further reading see Bowden Family History & Genealogy Research

83. Elizabeth GODFREY was born on 9 May 1798 in Rolvenden, Kent, England. She died on 12 Nov 1838 in Spring Cove Quarantine Station, Manly NSW. The cause of death was Scarlet Fever. Elizabeth emigrated on 24 Jun 1838 from Gravesend in Kent (near London). She immigrated 1 on 6 Nov 1838 arriving in Sydney on ship 'Maitland'. [Parents]

Elizabeth immigrated to Australia via the ship 'Maitland' arriving in Sydney 6 Nov 1838. However she did not survive the voyage on the disease ridden ship and died shortly after her arrival at the Quarantine Station in Spring Cove at Manly. Officials at the Quarantine Station are of the opinion that Elizabeth is likely to have been buried in the Quarantine Cemetery. In 1854 the headstones were removed and stored at the Quarantine Station. However a search of the stored headstones in Feb 1987 failed to find one for Elizabeth Bowden.

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84. David WEBSTER was born about 1795 in possibly Newburgh or Dundee , Fife,Scotland. He died 1, 2 in 1828 in Dundee, Fife, Scotland. The cause of death was supposedly in a timber accident. He married 3, 4, 5 Helen (Ellen) LINDSAY on 6 Nov 1818 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland. David was employed 6 as Miller.

Possible christening : DAVID WEBSTER Male Birth: 03 MAR 1789
Christening: 08 MAR 1789 Coupar Angus, Angus, Scotland
Parents: Father: DAVID WEBSTER & Mother: AGNES HENDERSON
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:
C112795 1775 - 1819 0993417, 0102603 Film 6902935 Film

David WEBSTER was possibly born 3 Mar 1789 and Christened 8 Mar 1789 in Coupar Angus, Angus, Scotland the son of
David WEBSTER & Agnes HENDERSON (David & Helen's son James WEBSTER was christened 26 Jul 1821 in Coupar Angus, Angus, Scotland and his eldest daughter was named Agnes, possibly after his mother?). Their first born John was christened in Church of Scotland Parish Church of Newburgh (Fife) and Ann & Agnes were christened in the Church of Scotland Parish Church of Dundee.

David and Helen had four children who all immigrated to Australia. John (1819) married Catherine McMILLAN then Harriet PROUDLIFF, James (1821) our direct ancestor married Ann McINTOSH, Agnes (1825) married John LINDSAY, Ann (Annie 1827) married Robert DONALDSON.

Possible sibling Marriages for William WEBSTER to spouse: Helen MASON on 8 JUN 1816 Abdie, Fife, Scotland,
Possible connection to : JANET WEBSTER Marriage: 18 SEP 1788 Newburgh, Fife, Scotland; Spouse: THOMAS AITKEN
CHRISTIAN WEBSTER Marriage: 10 AUG 1791 Newburgh, Fife, ScotlandSpouse: PETER AITKIN

A descendant wrote, David WEBSTER, a lowlander was born in Dundee. He had a wife Helen TRISTAN and two brothers who were timber merchants in Alloway. David was killed in Dundee. His widow, Helen, afterwards moved to Fifeshire and married Robert Williamson. Ryan DUDLEY, another LINDSAY descendant has established Helen's surname was LINDSAY and not 'TRISTAN'.

IGI Ver.4.02 gives two separate marriage entries for David WEBSTER & Helen LINDSAY, both on 6th Nov 1818. The first is in Newburgh, Fife and the second entry in Abdie, Fife, Scotland. This second place of marriage relates to Batch No.M114504 Dates : 1782-1820Source Call No.1040169. Type : Film Printout Call No.6900785 Type : Film

85. Helen (Ellen) LINDSAY was born 1 on 11 Mar 1800 in Kettle, Fife, Scotland. She was christened 2 on 17 Mar 1800 in Kettle, Fifeshire, Scotland. She died 3 on 18 Jun 1885 in Cooks Hill, Newcastle NSW Australia. She was buried 4 on 19 Jun 1885 in Methodist Cemetery, Sandgate, Newcastle NSW AUS. Helen was counted in a census 5 in 1841 in New Gilston, Largo, Fife, Scotland. She immigrated 6 on 21 Nov 1841 to "Hero of Malown" with the A.A.Company. She resided 7 in 1841 in New Gilston, Largo, Fife, Scotland. [Parents]

Possible Death Registration? However, incorrect name of father (James instead of John)
12969/1885 WILLIAMSON HELEN JAMES DIED NEWCASTLE NEWCASTLE

This one has incorrect name for mother (and also Sydney registration unlikely)
1983/1885 WILLIAMSON ELLEN JOHN AMELIA SYDNEY

Helen had four children to her first husband and then another seven children to her second marriage (with Robert WILLIAMSON): David (1830), Robert (1832), Catherine (1834), Helen (1836), Mary (1838), Simpson (1842) and Walter (1846).

David & Helen's son James WEBSTER was christened 26 Jul 1821 in Coupar Angus, Angus, Scotland. Their first born John was christened in Church of Scotland Parish Church of Newburgh (Fife) and Ann & Agnes were christened in the Church of Scotland Parish Church of Dundee.

The family were recruited by the AA Co and Helen and her second husband Robert Williamson immigrated to Australia. Robert worked in their mines until he died in a fall of coal aged 76.

On 18 Jun 1885 the following notice appeared in Newcastle Morning Herald "The Friends of Mr. James LINDSAY are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his deceased sister."

In 2004 a house called the LINDSAY House at Hamilton was open for Heritage week. It has survived from the 1800�s and was a Mine Manager�s house for an A.A. Co. pit at Hamilton and the old maps have it labelled as the LINDSAY House. The City Council have purchased it and are gradually working on its' renovation.

In 1982 a descendant wrote, David WEBSTER, a lowlander was born in Dundee. He had a wife Helen TRISTAN and two brothers who were timber merchants in Alloway. David was killed in Dundee. His widow, Helen, afterwards moved to Fifeshire and married Robert Williamson. Ryan DUDLEY, another LINDSAY descendant has established Helen's surname was LINDSAY and not 'TRISTAN' and that Helen's first husband David WEBSTER was supposedly killed in a timber accident.

IGI Ver.4.02 gives two seperate marriage entries for David WEBSTER & Helen LINDSAY, both on 6th Nov 1818. The first is in Newburgh, Fife and the second entry in in Abdie, Fife, Scotland. This second place of marriage relates to Batch No.M114504 Dates : 1782-1820Source Call No.1040169. Type : Film Printout Call No.6900785 Type : Film
More About HELEN 'ELLEN' LINDSAY: Date born 2: 8-Jan-1801, Kettle, Fifeshire, SCT

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86. Donald McINTOSH was born 1 in 1794 in Miltown of Duthil, Inverness Scotland. He was christened 2, 3 on 3 Apr 1794 in Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Duthil and Rothiemurchus. He married 4 Anne COLLIE on 10 Dec 1818 in Duthill With Rothiemurchas INV Scotland. Donald was employed 5 as Wood Manufacturer. He was employed 6 as Farmer. [Parents]

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch� International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles
DOND. MACINTOSH
Male Event(s): Christening: 03 APR 1794 Duthil With Rothiemurchus, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father: JOHN MACINTOSH Mother: ELSPATE GORDON
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information: Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C111322 1759 - 1820 0990665 Film 6902629 Film Sheet: 00

Film or fiche number 0990665
Item 2 Parish registers, 1766-1854 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Duthil and Rothiemurchus

OPR evidence of Baptism of Donald Macintosh, Miltown of Duthell 1794 held. The entry reads:-Macintosh and Gordon
Dond. Son to John Macintosh in Miltown of Duthell and Elspate Gordon his wife was Baptd 3d day of April 1794
Reference: OPR Duthil & Rothiemurcus Parish 1794 96B/1. Frame 000028.

Frank and Marion SHARP confirmed the marriage of Donald McIntosh and Ann Collie in 1818 in the Parish of Duthil & Rothiemurchus by sending the original OPR (GROS data 96/B 0002 FR000215) which shows two images - the full page and the crop for Donald and Ann which shows Donald was a "wood manufacturer" and the marriage took place at The Dell in Rothiemurchus, near Coylumbridge. This was part of the Rothiemurchus Estate, run then and now by the chief of the Clan Grant, and focussing heavily on forestry. Great place to be for a wood manufacturer!! The fullpage image gives the bonus marriages and Collies are everywhere. As well as The Dell there were/are The Croft and The Doune (see modern OS Map and an abstract from the 1874 OS map showing the Dell and the nearby sawmill - see the top 2 marriages on the full page, both gents were sawmillers). The Doune was the main residence of the Grant Lairds of Rothiemurchus.

Duthill is north of Aviemore. Cromdale and Inverallan and Advie Parish is the nextdoor Parish to Duthil and Rothiemurchus. Inverness-shire, a highland county of Scotland, bounded N. by Ross and Cromarty, and the Beauly and Moray Firths, N.E. by the shires of Nairn and Elgin, E. by Banff and Aberdeenshires, S.E. by Perthshire, S. by Argyllshire and W. by the Atlantic. It includes the Outer Hebrides south of the northern boundary of Harris, and several of the Inner Hebrides ... and is the largest shire in Scotland.

Duthil and Rothiemurchus The name of a civil parish, from 1870 until 1975 in the county of Inverness. The parish was formed from two separate parishes: Duthill in Morayshire and Rothiemurchus in Inverness-shire. The parish boundary was altered by the Boundary Commissioners in 1891. Rothiemurchus is the name of a civil parish, from 1845 until 1870 in the county of Inverness. In 1870 it combined with the parish of Duthill to form the parish of Duthill and Rothiemurchus, which combined parish was placed in the county of Inverness.

Donald and Ann had four children, two of whom are known to have immigrated to Australia:
i. Janet McINTOSH, b. 24 Nov 1819, Duthill et al Inverness, Scotland.
ii. Donald McINTOSH, b. 1 Feb 1820, Duthill With Rothiemurchus INV Scotland
iii.Ann McINTOSH b. 1 Oct 1821, our direct ancestor married James WEBSTER and they immigrated to Australia.
iv.John Loughlin McINTOSH b. ca 1826 married Ellen ROBERTSON and immigrated to Australia.
John and Ellen lived in Ballarat, Victoria. They had 4 children. The youngest three were born in Ballarat.
- Donald born about 1850, Anne (1855), Helen (1858) and John (1860).

The births of these four children were originally advised to me by a Professional Researcher. However, at this stage I have only been able to confirm the birth and christening of their first child Janet (25 NOV 1819 in Duthil With Rothiemurchus, Inverness, Scotland) & Ann (15 Nov 1821 in Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland). Our direct ancestor Ann's parentage has been confirmed by her 1855 Death Record in Geelong, Victoria. The IGI does list the entry for Donald Jnr in 1820. However it gives father's name as Robert McIntosh and mother Ann Collie. Therefore I will need to view the film of the original Parish Registers to carry out further investigation on the children born to Donald and Ann.

The Informant on 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)

For background reading on the Rothiemurchus Estate past and present, see this little paperback: Rothiemurchus - Nature and People on a Highland estate 1500 - 2000. Eds TC Smout & RA Lambert. Scottish Cultural Press, Dalkeith Scotland. 1999 and reprinted 2004. Their website is www.scottishbooks.com

Possible connections to :
ANNE MCINTOSH Female Birth: 12 FEB 1804 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland
Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANNE STUART
JANET MCINTOSH Female Christening: 03 JUN 1810 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANNE STUART
JEAN MCINTOSH Female Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANNE STUART
Birth: 30 JAN 1813 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland
CHRISTIAN MCINTOSH Female Birth: 19 APR 1815 Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANNE STEWART
Christening: 07 MAY 1815 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland
MARY MCINTOSH Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANN STUART
Female Birth: 28 FEB 1817 Christening: 08 MAR 1817 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland

87. Anne COLLIE was born 1 on 29 May 1793 in Kinrara na coille, Rothiemurchas INV Scotland. She was christened 2 on 2 Jun 1793 in Church of Scotland Parish Church of Alvie, Inverness. She died 3 on 2 Jan 1855 in South Geelong, Victoria. The cause of death was Dropsy. She was buried in 1855 in Geelong East Cemetery,Victoria Australia. Anne was born on 29 May 1793 in Rossamondlea, Strathspay Inverness, Scotland. She immigrated in 1854 to five months in Victoria at time of death. [Parents]

Wife's Name Ann COLLY Event(s): Birth: Abt. 1797 Rossamondlea, Strathspay, Scotland
Marriage(s): Spouse: Donald MC INTOSH
Children ; Annie MC INTOSH Born: 1 Oct 1821 Place: Rossamondlea, Strathspay, Scotland
Christened: 15 Nov 1821 Place: Cromdale, Morayshire, Scotland
Submitter(s):
JUDITH BAILEY Microfilm: 1512601
1 ROSEMONT AVENUE
MORTDALE, NEW SOUTH WALES Submission: AF88-005251
AUSTRALIA 2223

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch� International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles
ANN COLLIE Female Birth: 29 MAY 1793 Christening: 02 JUN 1793 Alvie, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father: ALLAN COLLIE Mother: ANN STEWART
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C110902 1713 - 1721 0990793 Film 6902503 Film
C110902 1736 - 1854 0990793 Film NONE Sheet: 00
Film or fiche number 0990793
Item 2 Parish registers, 1713-1854 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Alvie

Digger - Pioneer Index. Victoria 1836-1888
Surname: MCINTOSH Given Names: Ann
Event: D
Spouse Surname/Father: Collie Unknown
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother:
Age: 55
Birth Place: INVE
Death Place:
Year: 1855
Reg Number: 1341

IGI Ancestral File Version 4.19 gives name as "Ann COLLY" born about 1797 in Rossamondlea, Strathspay, Scotland

Laurent Lagu advised : Allan Collie 1750-1829 and Anne Stuart 1761-ca1841, both living in Tullochgrue, Rothiemurchus (parish of Duthil and Rothiemurchus, Inverness-shire).They had 10 children, including my ancestor Alexander Collie 1786-1867, and a daughter called Anne Collie born in 1793 in Rothiemurchus.

Anne Collie born 29th May 1793 daughter of Allan Collie and Anne Stewart his spouse, in Kinrara na coille. Macintosh Donald , Wood Manufacturer, was married to Ann Collie at the Dell (Rothiemurchus) 10th dec 1818. Janet Macintosh daughter to Donald Macintosh and Anne Collie was born on 24th Nov 1819 , Kinnapoul (Rothiemurchus). There is an Allan Macintosh b.1831 in Coylumbridge near Rothiemurchus, son of Anne Collie, but the father is Robert Macintosh so I don't know if this is the same family.

The Informant on 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 son Donald, nor spouse/partner Robert McINTOSH, or their supposed son Allan 1831.
I do not believe our Anne was the partner of Robert McINTOSH as mentioned in Collie Family History (ISBN 0 646 05057 5) , as Children baptised to Robert MCINTOSH and Ann COLLIE are:
GEORGE MCINTOSH Male Birth: OCT 1821 Christening: 02 DEC 1821 Duthil With Rothiemurchus, Inverness, Scotland
ANGUS MCINTOSH Male Birth: 18 DEC 1828 Christening: 28 DEC 1828 Duthil With Rothiemurchus, Inverness, Scotland
ALLAN MCINTOSH Male Birth: 25 FEB 1831 Christening: 04 APR 1831 Duthil With Rothiemurchus, Inverness, Scotland
ANN MCINTOSH Female Birth: 15 MAR 1833 Christening: 04 APR 1833 Duthil With Rothiemurchus, Inverness, Scotland
DUNCAN MACINTOSH Male Birth: 29 APR 1835 Christening: 20 MAY 1835 Duthil With Rothiemurchus, Inverness, Scotland.

Arrival on Unassisted Immigration to Victoria Index of Inward Passenger Lists for British, Foreign and New Zealand Ports 1852-1923 http://proarchives.imagineering.com.au/
Family Name First Name Age Month Year Ship Port Fiche Page
MCINTOSH ANN 51 AUG 1854 MORNING STAR B 074 001
MCINTOSH DONALD 4 AUG 1854 MORNING STAR B 074 001
MCINTOSH ELIZTH 21 AUG 1854 MORNING STAR B 074 001 - born ca.1833
MCINTOSH ELLEN 28 AUG 1854 MORNING STAR B 074 001
MCINTOSH EUPHEMIA 23 AUG 1854 MORNING STAR B 074 001 - born ca. 1831
MCINTOSH JANE 18 AUG 1854 MORNING STAR B 074 001 - born ca. 1836

It is possible that Ann may have had another son named John Carr who born about 1816 in Duthil Scotland. He is listed on his death certificate as Illegitimate. His mother is listed as Ann Collie and his father "Reputed" John Carr. John died in 1895 at Coylum Bridge Invernesshire. John was a Gamekeeper by profession .

Author: marjory dowling Date: 27 Mar 2004 1:24 PM GMT Email: mdowling15@hotmail.com wrote :
I have been trying to trace the mother of one of my ancestors. John Carr was born abt: 1816 in Duthil Scotland. He is listed on his death certificate as Illegitimate. His mother is listed as Ann Collie and his father "Reputed" John Carr. I have been unable to piece together any other information . John died in 1895 at Coylum Bridge Invernesshire. Is there a possibility that this is the lady I have been searching for? John was a gamekeeper by profession as was my grandfather after he served time as a linesman in England and Scotland.

Extract from Page 8 of 'Memoirs of William Collie' (William 1829-1910, son of Peter Collie b 1791and Mary Cameron:
(6) Ann, afterwards Mrs. Clarke of Aviemore.

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88. Harcourt CLEWITT was born about 1790 in Wincanton, Somersetshire, England. He married 1 Elizabeth WAY on 2 Jan 1815 in Wincanton Parish Church, Somerset. Harcourt was employed 2 as Mason on son James Death Certificate. He was employed as Mason on 24 Dec 1815. [Parents]

Extracted BAPTISMS REGISTERED IN PARISH OF WINCANTON 1721 - 1887
1724 CLUOTT Harcourt, son of John & Susanna, 12 November
1727 CLUOTTJohn, son of John & Susanna, 16 July
1730 CLUETTJohn, son of John & Susanna, 27 June

Father of this family born 1724 CLUOTT William, son of Joseph & Mary on 16 November
1769 CLEWITT Harcourt, son of William & Mary 1 or 4 February
1751 CLEWETT John, son of William & Mary 16 October
1753 CLEWETT Richard, son of William & Mary 12 March
1755 CLEWETT Joseph, son of William & Mary 23 February * father of Harcourt 1788
1761 CLEWETT Jartery, daughter of William & Mary 16 June
1767 CLEWIT Samuel, son of William & Mary 16 December
1771 CLEWETT Samuel, son of William & Mary 10 October

Possible baptisms include : http://www.cluett.org.uk/cgi-bin/search.pl
Clewwett Harcourt Baptism Wincanton, Somerset 26 June 1788 son of John & Mary (or John 1751?)
(possible duplication of child Harcourt in 1788 to)
Father of this family born 1755 CLEWETTJoseph, son of William & Mary on 23 February
1788 CLEWETTHarcourt, son of Joseph & Mary (twins)
Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph & Mary 27 June
1781CLEWITT Susanna, daughter of Joseph & Mary 21 October
1784 CLEWIT Mary, son of Joseph & Mary 18 April
1786 CLEWIT Martha, daughter of Joseph & Mary 14 July

Parents married 26 DEC 1789 (therefore father believed Harcourt 1769, son of William & Mary)
1795 CLEWETT Mary, daughter of Harcourt & Joanna 9 May
1798 CLEWIT Richard, son of Harcourt & Joanna 18 August
1802 CLEWETT Susanna, daughter of Harcourt & Joanna10 November

1815 CLEWETT Mary, daughter of Harcourt & Elizabeth 24 December. Father - Mason
1817 CLEWETT Frederick, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 8 June. No. 228
1817 CLEWETT Frederick, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 28 June. No. ?same as 8 June
1819 CLEWETT James, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 26 August. No 380
1821 CLEWETT James, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 22 July. No 504
1825 CLEWETT Ann, daughter of Harcourt & Elizabeth 12 March. No 690.
1827 CLEWETT Emily Sarah, daughter of Harcourt & Elizabeth. 25 December. No 821.
1831 CLEWETT Felix, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 8 May 1831. No 991.
1834 CLEWETT Elizabeth Dinah, daughter of Harcourt & Elizabeth. 25 December. No. 1173

Our ancestry is most likely connected to the SOMERSET Cluett/Clewett lines in Wincanton, Somersetshire, England.
I am currently working on proving our line to :
1. John CLUETT born June 26 1666 in Wincanton, Somerset, England, who died on 22 Sep 1725 in Wincanton, Somerset, England. He married GERTRUDE EDGELL on 31 Oct 1686 in Wincanton, Somerset, England.
Gertrude was a widow when she married John Cluett.
Children of JOHN CLUETT and GERTRUDE EDGELL are: John (1687), John (1689), Richard (1689/90) and Joseph (1693/4).

2. William Cluett of Bagber (buried 6 Jul 1674 in Lydlinch) who married Margery Abbott, then Mary Redout of Bellahowell.
For further information see http://familyhistory.homestead.com/SomersetClewetts.html and
http://www.cluett.org.uk
http://familyhistory.homestead.com/CluettFamily.html

89. Elizabeth WAY was born about 1790 in possibly Wincanton, Somersetshire, England.

Possible connection to Extracted Marriages Wincanton Parish Marriages1721 - 1887 on 5 Mar 1818 for Ann CLEWETT and George WAY (of St. Paul, Covent Garden, London.) No. 73, Page 25.
Minister - John Radford ; Witnesses - G. Clewett. C. Clewett ; Ann able to sign
Possibly Elizabeth was also of St. Paul, Covent Garden, London.

Ancestral File Elizabeth WAY Birth/Christening: 8 Jan 1779 Crewkerne, Som, England
Parents: Father: James WAY Mother: Mary HALLETT
Marriage(s): Spouse: Thomas GOSNEY Marriage: 30 Apr 1803 Crewkerne, Som, England
Submitter(s): WILLIAM NORRIS , 4486 SO 1245 E ; SALT LAKE CITY UT ; USA 84124
Elizabeth WAY Birth/Christening: 1707 Wincanton, Somerset, England. Parents: Father: James WAY Mother: Sarah
Elizabeth WAY Birth/Christening: 1710 Wincanton, Somerset, England Father: James WAY Mother: Sarah

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90. John HEWITT was born about 1800 in of Lincoln, England. He married Sarah, possibly LEROY. John was employed 1 as Bootmaker.

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

Clive Holland advised in Jul 2005 via GenesReunited :
I have a rather tentative finding for John and Sarah in the 1861 census.
5 Grantham Street St Martins Lincoln John Hewitt aged 70 retired Bootmaker (b Market Rasen) and his wife Sophia Hewitt aged 58 (b Coningsby). They had a son John Henry Hewitt aged 15. The Leroys I'm looking for were apparently Hugenots. They married into my family somewhere along the line. As my family were solid Lincolnshire I am lookinging for Lincolnshire Leroys. There are tons of Leroys up in Durham but very few in Lincolnshire.

Therefore possibly a second marriage for JOHN HEWITT to Spouse: SOPHIA PEACOCK
Marriage: 01 MAR 1836 Saint Martin, Lincoln, Lincoln, England
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
M025761 1548 - 1754 0094064 Film 6907436 Film
M025761 1813 - 1841 0508005 Film NONE

Hewitt Family Genealogy Forum at http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?lincoln::hewitt::967.html
Miles Jarvis on June 29, 2000 was trying to find to find out information about relatives/parents of William Hewitt who died in 1846 aged 92 in Lincolnshire (DoB 1754). He married Elizabeth (Brooks?) and had a number of children including John Henry Hewitt who was a bootmaker in Lincoln - bapt. 12.1.1789 and retired in 1851. He believes he married and he was also trying to find out information about a Captain Thomas Hewitt who served with the 10th (North Lincolnshire) regiment. He joined in 1777 and resigned his commission in 1785.

No Listing in 'Trades Directory' under "Boot & Shoe Makers" in Post Office Directory of Lincolnshire, 1868
Possible connection : Post Office Directory of Lincolnshire, 1868 : Lincoln Page 480
SADDLERS & HARNESS MAKERS : http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/d.asp
HEWITT J. Kirton end, Boston

Possible marriage : JOHN HEWITT Male Marriages: Spouse: SARAH LEROY
Marriage: 22 FEB 1818 Saint Peters At Arches, Lincoln, Lincoln, England
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
M025691 1561 - 1753 0094064 Film 6907428 Film
M025691 1813 - 1842 0508006 Film NONE Sheet: 00

Possible connection on 1871 England Census
Name Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Relationship Civil Parish or Township County/Island View Image
Harriet A Hewitt 1858 Nettleton, Lincolnshire, England Daughter South Kelsey Lincolnshire
John Hewitt 1801 Thorganby, Lincolnshire, England Head South Kelsey Lincolnshire (Occupation : Groom)
Susannah Hewitt 1815 Whitton, Lincolnshire, England Wife South Kelsey Lincolnshire
Tom H Hewitt 1850 Holton Le Moor, Lincolnshire, England Son South Kelsey Lincolnshire

Possible births on IGI :
JOHN HEWITT Gender: Male Christening: 25 JUN 1788 Crowle, Lincoln, Eng. Father: GEO HEWITT Mother: MARY
JOHN HEWITT Male Christening: 19 NOV 1787 Wrawby, Lincoln, Parents: Father: RICHD. HEWITT Mother: MARY
JOHN HEWITT Male Christening: 19 JAN 1789 Claxby By Market Rasen, Lincoln Father: WM. HEWITT Mother: ELIZ.
JOHN HEWITT Male Christening: 22 MAR 1791 Market Rasen, Lincoln, Parents: Father: WM HEWITT Mother: ELIZ
JOHN HEWITT Male Christening: 04 MAY 1791 Wrawby, Lincoln, Parents: Father: RICHARD HEWITT Mother: MARY
JOHN HEWIT Male Christening: 15 MAR 1795 Washingborough, Lincoln, Father NEWARK HEWIT Mother: LETITIA
JOHN HEWIT Male Christening: 04 MAY 1797 Boston, Lincoln, Parents: Father: JAMES HEWIT Mother: ANN
JOHN HEWETT Male Christening: 30 APR 1797 Owston, Lincoln, Parents: Father: RICHARD HEWETT Mother: SUSANA
John Hewitt Male Christening: 27 JAN 1800 Nettleton, Lincoln, Parents: Father: John Hewitt Mother: Elizabeth
JOHN HEWITT Male Christening: 25 NOV 1800 Scotton, Lincoln, Parents: Father: THOMAS HEWITT Mother: ANN
JOHN HEWITT Male Christening: 04 APR 1803 Butterwick Holland, Lincoln, Parents: Father: JOHN HEWITT Mother: ANN

Possibly his parents marriage :
John Hewitt Male Marriages: Spouse: Sarah Brown : 04 MAR 1794 Saint Mary Magdalene, Lincoln, Lincoln, England
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
M026333 1665 - 1915 1542056 IT 2 Film NONE Sheet:

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/AUS-NSW-HILLS-HAWKESBURY-HUNTER-VALLEY/2005-02/1108542287
From: "Brian Wiles" Subject: CONVICT JOHN HEWITT Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005
I am researching the convict JOHN HEWITT born April 1797 in Boston Lincolnshire. He was convicted of stealing wheat and sentenced to 7 years arriving on the ship "John" on the 8 June 1832. He was married to a HANNAH RAMSEY at the time of
his conviction. Two years later in 1834 his wife was tried and convicted of shop lifting and also transported to Australia with 5
of her 9 children. John Hewitt died 2 August 1834 at Windsor and it is not known if he ever saw his wife and children before his death. Following her husband's death in 1834 Hannah married another convict JOHN THOMPSON in 1835, then in June 1839
married JOHN BACON. In September 1854 she again married this time a WILLIAM BROWN.

91. Sarah, possibly LEROY was born about 1800 in possibly Lincoln, England.

[Child]


92. George SMITH was born 1 in 1777 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He died 2 on 10 Dec 1826 in Windsor, NSW Australia. He was buried in St. Matthew's, Windsor NSW. He married 3 Elizabeth ROBINSON on 19 Oct 1813 in St. Matthew's, Windsor NSW. George departed England on 28 Jan 1806, arriving in the colony on the 12 Jul 1806 as a Convict on the ship "Fortune". He was later employed as a Victualler.

Death Ref: 1826 Vol 10 No 666

George was a Bookeeper in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He was 5' & 8" tall with a fair complexion, light brown hair and hazel eyes (AO NSW COD 18 page 376 no 3/1290). On 10 Aug 1805 at Warwick Assizes England, George was sentenced to seven years transportation and he left England on on 28 January 1806 aboard the ship "Fortune" arriving in Australia on 12 July 1806. Although a convict, he was a clerk to the Bench Of Magistrates in Windsor at the time of his marriage by special licence at the Hawkesbury Chapel. He was a resident of the Windsor district since 1808 until his death and on Colonial Secretary's Papers dated 10 Sep 1818 was on list of person to receive grants of land in 1818. His sentence expired on 10 Aug 1812 and his Certificate of Emancipation was dated 3 Jan 1814.

George and Elizabeth had seven children: Mary Ann (1815) married James CUNNINGHAM, Eliza (1816) died 12 Mar 1819, Henry Alexander (1818) our direct ancestor married Sarah MURRAY, Harriett (1820) married Thomas SARJEANT, Maria (1822) married her brother-in-law James CUNNINGHAM after the death of her sister Mary Ann, Eliza (1824) married George SMITH-HALL, George Edward (1826) d. 18 Feb 1827.

In the Sydney Gazette on Saturday 16 Dec 1826, his Death Notice stated :
"At his residence, George St. Windsor on Sunday morning last, at 7 o'clock, Mr. George SMITH, age 48 years, after a short illness which he bore with truly Christian fortitude & resignation, leaving a widow & 6 young children to deplore the loss of an affectionate husband, a tender parent & much regretted by a numerous circle of friends".

At the time of his death his occupation was described as a "Victualler", this being a person who supplies food and stores.

The following references to George SMITH are found in the "Index to the Colonial Secretary's Papers 1788 to 1825";
1814 Mar 3: Clerk to Magistrate, Windsor. Re copy of Inquest.
1815 Jun 7: On return of horned cattle issued from the Government herds between 8/5/1814 and 1/1/1819.
1816 Jun 22: On lists of persons to be issued with horned cattle from the Government herds.
1818 Sep 10: On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1818.
1819 Jan 9: On list of persons indebted for cattle received from the Government herds between 8/5/1814 and 9/1/1819.
1819 Apr 8: Resident in Windsor District since 1808, former Clerk to Magistrate at Windsor. Testify his ability to act as Bailiff to the Provist Marshall.
1819 Apr 30: On return of persons indebted to Government for cattle issued for the Government herds to be paid for in cash or grain.
1820 Sep 25: Store receipts for salt pork, maize and wheat, paid at Windsor.
1821 Sep 21: On list of purchasers at auction of effects of Annisley Magraw and David Bell held at Windsor.
1821 Sep 21: On account of claims against the estate of Annisley Magraw and David Bell.
1822 Jan 14, 23: Provost Marshall's Bailiff re refusual of George Loder,the gaoler at Windsor,to accept a debtor named Jelly.
1822 Mar 31: On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned.
1822 Apr 15: On lists of persons indebted to the Crown for livestock issued from the Government herds and flocks.
1823 May 30: On list of persons who have neglected to pay for convict mechanics assigned up to 31/3/1822.
1824 Jul: On account of rents received for assigned convict tradesmen for the three quarters ending 30/6/1824.

93. Elizabeth ROBINSON was born 1 on 10 May 1795 in Sydney Cove, Sydney NSW Australia. She was christened on 6 Jul 1806 in St.Phillips's, Sydney NSW Australia. She died 2 on 12 May 1859 in Windsor, NSW Australia. She was buried in May 1859 in St. Matthew's, Windsor NSW. Elizabeth was employed as Innkeeper in Windsor NSW. [Parents]

Elizabeth was the daughter of two convict parents, Edward ROBINSON who arrived as a convict on the ship "Admiral Barrington" on 16 Oct 1791 and Mary HARRISON who was transported from England on 16 Feb 1791, aboard the "Mary Ann" and arrived in Sydney on 9 Jul 1791.

The eldest of seven children, she was born when her mother was about 21 years of age and had six siblings, Harriet (1797-1877), Ann (1798-1848), Mary (1800-1867), Maria (1803-1868), Robert (1804) and Edward William Alexander (1805-1874).

Her father, Edward was a habitual thief in 1789 before his transportation, but he became a Landholder and was known in the Hawkesbury Settlement as a successful farmer. Edward was also an Innkeeper, like Elizabeth. On 18 October 1809 one of Edward's grants of 80 acres at Upper Nelson was also in the name of Elizabeth ROBINSON. She was only 13 or 14 years of age at the time.

Elizabeth, who was illiterate, married George SMITH, a Convict, when she was eighteen years old. Witnesses to their marriage were Paul BUSHELL and her sister Ann ROBINSON, who also signed with 'x' her mark and Joseph HARPUR. Elizabeth had seven children to her first marriage with George. After he passed away at 49 years of age on 10 Dec 1826 Elizabeth was a Widow and remained unmarried for nearly ten years.

Elizabeth had one son to her second husband John Woodness SMITH the day before her 41st birthday: John Thomas SMITH born 9 May 1836. She married John Woodness SMITH on 16 May 1837 in St. Matthew's at Windsor. John was also a convict, who had been born in London in 1797. He was transported to Australia on 18 May 1821, aboard the ship "Speke".

Elizabeth became a Widow once more when her second husband, John died on the 31 May 1843.

Her son John Thomas SMITH married Blanche Selina DUNSTON in St. John's, Wilberforce NSW on
16 Sep 1868 and they had five children, Ernest D (1869), John Dunstan (1871), Elizabeth Mary (1873),
Hilda Woodness (1878) and Mildred (1885).

Possible listing on 1841 Census search results http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
Surname Firstname Return Number Residence Item ID Page No Reel No Notes
Smith Elizabeth 593 Town Parramatta [X948] 55 2222

[Child]


94. Robert MURRAY was born about 1790 in possibly England or NSW Australia. He died on 30 Jan 1822 when he drowned in Sydney, NSW Australia. He married 1 Rebecca WATSON on 26 Apr 1811 in St. Phillips, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Robert possibly immigrated 2 on 4 Apr 1807 as a Seaman on the ship 'Brothers'. He was employed as Port Jackson Harbour Pilot. He was employed 3 as a 'Master Mariner/Habour Pilot' at time of his marriage on 26 Apr 1811.

I have not established whether Robert was born in England or Australia, though he must have had some knowledge of the sea, as he was a Port Jackson Harbour Pilot. This is probably how he met his wife to be, Rebecca WATSON, as her father, Robert WATSON, was also a Harbour Pilot.

Robert died tragically in the company of two other men on a small boat returning from a local wharf which left the King's Wharf for South Head, the place of their residences. The Captain of the "Midas" who was sailing past the trio witnessed that two of the three were very drunk and they never reached their destination. No bodies were found. The next day two oars were picked up on the beach, as well as part of the boat, and later, one or two hats were found floating. The incident was reported in the Sydney Gazette dated 1st February 1822 and included in part the following transcription :

"and Mr Murray, who for many years bore, in the colonial merchant service, and also under the Government a character irreproachable for assiduity and integrity, leaves a widow (a young woman of the Colony) far advanced in pregnancy, to lament his premature end. We are unwilling for the sake of those relatives that are now disconsolate, to mention anything that would have tendency to give additional pangs to the wounded mind; but, we should fail in the performance of public duty, were we not to say, that such repentedly woeful example loudly enjoin a sufficient of reflection to induce persons to abstain from those vices, that are at once so pernicious and so awfully destructive in their consequences."

It appears that their bodies were never found, as there is no trace of any Burial Records for any of the three that drowned that evening.

Robert and Rebecca possibly had two children:
i. Robert MURRAY, b. ca 1820, possibly Sydney, NSW. His details are unknown, though there is reference to him and his mother on 8 Sep 1821 in relation to his father being the Port Jackson Harbour Pilot. At this stage it is believed that Robert Jnr was the son of Robert and his first partner Mary GOUGH and this child was raised by his second wife Rebecca.
ii Sarah MURRAY baptised 14 Mar 1822, our direct ancestor married Henry Alexander SMITH.

We know very little of Robert Murray, at the time of his marriage to Rebecca WATSON it states he is a Master Mariner.
In the Historical Records of Australia, a Robert Murray Captain of "Eliza" is mentioned.

State Records of NSW Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825 http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
MURRAY, Robert. Pilot at Sydney
1814 Dec 10 - Appointed pilot for Port Jackson (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.18)
1815 Feb 2 - Took charge of "Kangaroo" (Fiche 3275; SZ1045 p.61)
1816 Sep 13 - To travel on "Rosetta" to assist in capture of "Trial" from pirates (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.125-7)
1819 Oct 28 - To act as Superintendent of Macquarie Tower (Reel 6020; 2/8130 p.407)
1821 Sep 8
Port Pilot. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines; with his wife and son Robert. Listed as William (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.58)
1822 - Late Pilot. Mentioned in declaration of W Refaim (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.47a)
1822 Feb 1
Application by John M Gray, master of "Elizabeth Henrietta", for position of Pilot held by the late Robert Murray (Reel 6052; 4/1752 p.37)
1822 Feb 8,9 - Re appointment of J Gray as Pilot for Port Jackson (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.412, 428)
1822 Mar 21 Pilot, Port Jackson. Deceased (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.49)

MURRAY, Robert. Son of Robert, Port Pilot
1821 Sep 8 - On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.58)

95. Rebecca WATSON was born about 1792, possibly on Norfolk Island, Australia. She died 1 on 28 Sep 1826 in George Street, Sydney, NSW Australia. The cause of her death was suffocation by excessive drinking. She was buried 2 on 29 Sep 1826 in Parish of St.James, County of Cumberland. Rebecca resided on 28 Sep 1826 in Mr.Redman's residence, George Street. She was recorded as a Widow, BC, residing in Sydney in 1822. [Father - Robert WATSON]

Death Refs: 1826 Vol 10C No.606
1826 Vol 2C No.7006
1826 Vol 44B No. 1338

1822 General Muster & Land & Stock Muster of NSW - Page 352 : Reference A15516

Rebecca was possibly born in Dec 1792 on Norfolk Island, the daughter of Sarah DORSET. Rebecca would undoubtedly have been raised in the shanty towns of The Rocks, as her father Robert was a Signal Man from 1791 to 1811 and in 1800 he was in charge of battery on the east point of the Cove (Dawes Point?). A few months after her marriage on 17 Aug 1811 her father Robert was appointed Boatswain of the Dock Yard at Sydney and Harbour Master of Port Jackson. It was not until five years after her marriage that he is mentioned on the list of persons to receive grants of land at North Harbour (16 Jan 1816) and two years later on 28 Nov 1818 was appointed Superintendent and Keeper of Light at Macquarie Tower.

The Mitchell Library Manuscripts Card Index for Rebecca DORSET states she was born on Norfolk Island on 23 Dec 1792 and departed Norfolk on 22 Mar 1794. Source : Norfolk Island Victuallers Book. p.77b (Ref A1958).

On 26 Oct 1821 Rebecca and her brother John made the following Petition to the Colonial Secretary for land entitlement at Watsons Bay :
To His Excellency Lachlan Macquarie Esq etc.

The humble petition of John Watson and Rebecca Murray most respectfully showeth :
That your Excellency's humble petitioners are the only children now living of Robert Watson, deceased, late pilot and harbour master of Port Jackson. That about 17 years ago his Excellency, the late Governorn King, bestowed your humble petitioners' late father an allotment of land at South Head for the purpose of building a house thereon which has been done many years since, and your Excellency was pleased some time ago to promise your humble petitioner's father a grant of the said land. Your humble petitioners are therefore emboldened to solicit your Excellency for a grant of the same and humbly trust your Excellency to extend that promise to your humble petitioners and consider them worthy of that indulgence, and your humble petitioners will as in duty bound ever pray.
Sydney 26 October 1821. John Watson (signed). Rebecca Murray (signed)

The following answer was given :
The Surveyor General of Lands is authorised and directed to mark out and locate for John Watson and Rebecca Murray, the petitioners, the allotment of grand occupied and built upon by their later father, providing it does not exceed fifty acres and does not interfere with the any Crown purposes.
L.M. (Lachlan Macquarie) Sydney 30 October 1821

When Rebecca's husband Robert died in 1822 she was pregnant with their daughter Sarah, who was born six weeks later. At the time of her death she was living at Mr. Redman's residence in George Street. The Coroner's Jury gave a verdict of "suffocation by excessive drinking". Ironically, the Inquest was held in the local tavern, the afternoon after the discovery of her body. There are two transcriptions from the local papers describing her death (Sydney Gazette 30/9/1826 and Australian 30/9/1826).

SYDNEY GAZETTE: SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 1826
"Thursday last, a Coroner's Inquest was held in George Street on the body of Mrs Murray, widow of a person of that name formerly of Sydney, who was found dead the same morning. It appeared that the deceased was addicted to drinking and had gone to bed the previous night in a violent state of intoxication and Jury accordingly returned a Verdict - Died of suffocation by excessive drinking."

THE AUSTRALIAN: SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 1826
"A Coroners Inquest was held on Thursday morning last, at the Sign of the Union public house in George Street, before G.M. Slade, Esq. Coroner, on the body of Rebecca Murray. From the evidence adduced before the inquest, it appeared that the deceased was the surviving widow of Mr.Murray, the late pilot master of this Port, who may it be recollected by some was accidentally drowned between two and three years ago. The body of this poor unfortunate woman in this instance, was found in her apartment a lifeless corpse in the course of Wednesday and from the concurrent circumstances was supposed to have come by her death from suffocation, whilst in a state of extreme inebriety. Prior to the death of her husband she was said to be a woman of temperate habits but after his melancholy loss had given herself up to the habits of drinking. The Jury found a verdict that the deceased came by her death from suffocation in liquor."

State Records of NSW Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825 http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
MURRAY, Rebecca. Daughter of late Robert Watson, Pilot and Harbour Master
1821 Oct 26 Memorial for land at South Head (Fiche 3040; 4/1827 No.145)

Sharon HOYER advised : 1823, 1824, 1825 General Muster List of NSW
Rebecca Murray , widow & Sarah Murray born in colony child of Rebecca Murray

[Daughter - Sarah Rebecca MURRAY]


96. John ASHDOWN was born 1 in 1790 in Otford, Kent, England. He was christened on 14 Mar 1790 in Otford, Kent, England. He died on 22 Sep 1863 in Wrotham, Kent. The cause of his death was Climactric Decay. Duration 8 months. He married 2 Harriet SMITH on 22 Dec 1821 in Frindsbury, Kent, England. John resided in 1822/1827 in West Malling, Kent, England. He resided in 1829/1845 in Wrotham, Kent, England. He resided in 1861 in Wrotham East, Kent, aged 73 years. He was a Baker residing in Malling, Kent, England in 1822/1827. He was a Baker in Wrotham East, Kent in 1861. He was a Master Baker in Wrotham East, Kent. [Parents - Richard ASHDOWN & Frances BOTTEN]

John Ashdown Male Christening: 14 MAR 1790 Otford, Kent, England
Parents: Father: Richard Ashdown Mother: Framces (sic)
Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church.
Source Information: Film Number: 446146 ; Page Number: 0103
Mother: Frances Ashdown
Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church. Source Information: Film Number: 457513

Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page on Free BMD at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com
Deaths Sep 1863 ASHDOWN John Malling 2a 256
Malling Sub-districts : Aylesford; East Peckham; Wrotham

ASHDOWN John Head Married 73 Baker Born Otford, Kent, Eng
ASHDOWN Harriet Wife Married 62 Born Birling, Kent, Eng
ASHDOWN Harriet Daughter Unmarried 38 Born Malling, Kent
ASHDOWN Thomas Son Unmarried 24 Baker Born Wrotham, Kent
ASHDOWN Edward Son Unmarried 15 Baker Born Wrotham, Kent
TWORT Elizabeth Visitor 6 Born Tonbridge, Kent
RELPH William Shopman Married 24 Bakers Shopman Born Chatman, Kent
Registration District : Malling; Sub District : Westham; Enum District : 5;
Parish ; Wrotham; Address : Wrotham East
RG Number : RG09 ; Piece : 486, Folio : 48; Page 5

Ashdown is very much a Sussex and Kent name and there were many ASHDOWN's in that area. I was advised that in the early 1800's that most people tended to stay around the same small area, so the earlier Ashdown's possibly remained in the North Aylesford and Malling registration districts.

Due to their marriage being in Frindsbury John was originally thought to be the son of John and Sarah ASHDOWN who had four children John (1804) and an older brother Isaac (1802) baptised in Frindsbury Kent, and two sisters, Sarah born and baptised in 1806 at Wilmington Kent and Sophia baptised nine years latter in 1815 at Crayford Kent.

However thanks to Rob GIBSON who is researching daughter Frances (1832) on behalf of his friends Ann & Pete APPS, I learnt in the 1861 Census John ASHDOWN was from Otford, Kent, England. Otford is a village not far from Sevenoaks.

John ASHDOWN was a baker residing in Malling, Kent during the years 1822 to 1827 when their first four children were born : Harriet (1 Apr 1822), John (17 Aug 1823), William (26 Jan 1826) and Henry (25 Sep 1872) our direct ancestor who married Mary Ann LAWS.

The family does not appear in the Frindsbury Parish Registers after Henry's Birth in 1827. However it is likely there were eight more children born to John and Harriet at Wrotham Parish, Kent (which is only 10km from Frindsbury). Jane Elizabeth (1829), Frances (1832), Thomas (1836), Mary (1838), George (1840), James (1842), Edward (1845) and Daniel (1845).

However Edward is christened on 3 Sep 1845, before Daniel's (11 Sep 1845), so it is quite possible there were two couples in the parish with the same names. I am as yet to hire the 1851 Census records for these parishes, which should indicate if the father of these children was a "Baker". However, we know John & Harriet were definitely the parents of the four children christened in Malling and also Frances (1832), Thomas (1836) and Edward (1845) christened in Wrotham.

The cause of John ASHDOWN's Death of Climacteric (climacterick) Decay is "Pertaining to a critical period in human life.
The period (in males and females) when fertility and libido are in decline." The witness at the death of John ASHDOWN on
22 Sep 1863 was M.A. MILLER. The only MILLER residing in Wrotham in the 1871 Census was Mary A Miller born 1801in Newhaven, Sussex, England as Head of household in Wrotham Kent . Mary A Miller Age in 1871: 70 ; Estimated birth year: 1801 resided in St. Mary's Lane, Wrotham with no other family members and was born in Newhaven, Sussex, England. Of interest her neighbours (possibly residing with her?) at the time of the 1871 Census were Elisa SEAL Widow aged 73, Elisabeth ASHDOWN Widow aged 78 born Sussex Wadhurst, Elisabeth SMITH, Widow aged 76 born Wrotham, Kent and all are stated as Head of Household and all with Occupation of 'Almswoman' at:
Civil Parish or Township: Wrotham; Ecclesiastical parish: Wrotham St George; Town: Wrotham; County/: Kent
Source information: RG10/919; Registration district: Malling; Sub-registration district: Wrotham
ED, institution, or vessel: 5 ; Folio: 54 ; Page: 13 ; Household schedule number: 62

PIGOT'S 1840 LONDON & PROVINCIAL SHOREHAM, Otford, Seal, Wrotham, Plaxtol, Igtham & Kemsing Taverns & Public
Houses SHOREHAM, OTFORD, KEMSING, IGHTHAM, WROTHAM, SEAL & neighbourhoods
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~shebra/pigots_1840_-_shoreham_&c_.htm
About two miles south from Shoreham and three north from Seven Oaks; s the village of Otford, presenting the wide spread ruins of a castle, once the proud residence of the celebrated Thomas á Becket. Ightham five miles SE from Seven Oaks, Two miles from Ightham is the village of Wrotham, in an extensive parish; principally situated on the side of a hill, on the road to Maidstone, from which it is distant eleven miles. It was formerly a market town and appears to have had some importance attached to it, as from it the hundred in which it is situated is named.
POST Receiving Houses at the George, Shoreham; the White Horse, Seal; and at John Ashdown', Wrotham. These places are within the Seven Oaks delivery and letters arrive from and are despatched to that town daily.
POST Otford. Letters from and are despatched to Dartford (by foot post), daily.
BAKERS - Two are listed in Wrotham : John ASHDOWN Wrotham, our ancestor and Francis MARTIN Wrotham
BLACKSMITHS - One is listed in Wrotham : Henry ASHDOWN Wrotham (possibly a relative of our ancestor John).

The other John (Deaths Dec 1871 Ashdown John 71 Malling 2a 280) looks as if he was a Bricklayer from Rochester on the 1861 census so he could have moved the few miles south to the Malling area by the time of his death.

Frindsbury : This parish is covered by Kent F.H.S. Included the hamlet of Upnor. OS Map Reference: TQ7470
The 1841 population was 2,142. Hundred (19th cent.) Shamwell.
Registration District (19th cent.) North Aylesford 1837-1884, Strood 1885-1894, Medway 1894-1930

At least three of John and Harriet's children moved to London, including possibly their brother Henry, our direct ancestor, before his immigration to Australia. John Jnr (also a Baker, Unmarried aged 39 years) and his sister Mary (also Unmarried aged 23 years) were living at 44 King Street, Deptford, Greenwich in the 1861 Census. This has probably solved the mystery as to why their sister Frances married Charles Kirk in London and how in fact they met in the first place. Frances obviously went with her brother and sister and stayed there with their brother George moving to London too. George was an umarried Clerk Admirally Post Office Director, aged 20 years, residing at 4 St James Gardens, Marylebone, Kentish Town, Pancras in the 1861 Census. Frances KIRK was employed in Post Office Duties at Wrotham, Kent in 1881 Census.

There was a marriage for a George Ashdown to Mary Ann Collins on 25 Dec 1876 in Frindsbury (possibly the abovementioned son George born in 1840?).

Possible listing on 1881 census for Edward (grandparents possibly married in Orpington):
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Edward ASHDOWN Head M Male 39 Wrotham, Kent, England Carpenter (born ca 1842)
Ann C. ASHDOWN Wife M Female 48 Farnborough, Kent, England
William HILLS Nephew Male 22 London Lambeth, London, Middlesex, England Plumbers Lab
Maude CLEMENTS Niece Female 7 Orpington, Kent, England Scholar
Source Information:
Dwelling Anglesea Rd
Census Place Orpington, Kent, England
Family History Library Film 1341203
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0859 / 69
Page Number 14

However also an unmarried Edward ASHDOWN - 1881 British Census / Kent a Servant Birth: <1848> Wrotham, Kent, England

Rob Gibson http://genforum.genealogy.com/ashdown/messages/271.html
I am researching the Ashdowns of Wrotham,Kent for a descendant of Frances Ashdown born 1832 in Wrotham.I have identified her as being the daughter of a John and Harriet Ashdown.
On the IGI there are twenty children born to more than one John and Harriet,but from the known age of my Frances the one quoted there as christened April 29 1832 is the correct one.From the 1861 census John(72)was born in Otford,Kent and his wife Harriet(62)was born in Birling,Kent.It looks as if these were the two who married in the Frindsbury area in 1821.John was a Baker by trade as were at least two of his sons. Your list of children then looks correct, but should include an Edward(1845) as he is still with his parents in 1861. Interestingly there is a daughter Harriet (1822) born in West Malling, also Thomas (1836) born Wrotham at home too. This then points to the fact that all the children on that IGI list born in West Malling and Wrotham are all children of that one John and Harriet.(12 in all). Henry (christened Oct 27 1827) ...IGI list, is a brother of the above children too.

http://www.boroughgreenphotos.freeserve.co.uk/past_present/book.htm
Barrow Green, 1575, 1587, Boroe Green 1594, Burrough Green, 1697, Burrow Green, 1713. The exact source of the name is unknown. The original parish of Wrotham was divided into six boroughs, Town, Stansted, Nepicar, Winfield, Roughwaye and Hale. It is thought that Borough Green was the site for games and sports for the area, not a village green, but a "Borough Green". Another theory is that it was Barrow Green, of which there is some evidence. A further theory is that it was Boroe Green from the Anglo Saxon for a place of refuge
In 1841 the census returns show 70 houses with 186 males and 174 females. The Basted Paper Mills were insolvent at the time so only 3 paper makers were listed. There were 41 agricultural labourers, 4 carpenters, 2 shoemakers, 2 smiths, 2 wheelwrights, 2 lawyers, 1 school mistress (private), 2 dressmakers, 1 publican (Black Horse), 1 beer retailer (Fox and Hounds), 1 tailor, and 1 baker. Butchers, doctors and dentists would probably have been in Wrotham Town. Henry Ashdown had the forge in Station Road. He sang in Platt Church Choir. The Old Forge where Henry Ashdown plied his trade has had
many changes. Fred Cooper - cycle shop; Mr. Pierce - builder; Mr. Cox - builder; Mrs. Powell - cake shop; Mr. Rogers - cycle repairer; Mr. Truephit - furniture repairer; and now Brit Sales dealing in computers

97. Harriet SMITH was born in 1802 in Birling, Kent, England. She was christened on 16 Apr 1802 in Church of England Parish Church of Birling (Kent). She died on 18 May 1873 in Wrotham, Kent. The cause of hwe death was Chronic Hepatitis & Anasarca. Harriet resided in 1822/1827 in West Malling, Kent, England. She resided in 1829/1845 in Wrotham, Kent, England. She resided in 1861 in Wrotham East, Kent, aged 62 years. She resided in 1871. She was recorded as a Widow, Mistress aged 69 years in 1871. [Parents]

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0
HARRIETT SMITH Female Christening: 16 APR 1802 Birling, Kent, England
Parents: Father: WILLIAM SMITH 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:
C130932 1715 - 1875 0992455 Film NONE
Item 2 Parish registers for Birling, 1558-1950 Church of England. Parish Church of Birling (Kent)

Deaths Jun 1873 Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page
Ashdown Harriet age 71 Malling 2a 276 on Free BMD at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com

ASHDOWN John Head Married 73 Baker Born Otford, Kent, Eng
ASHDOWN Harriet Wife Married 62 Born Birling, Kent, Eng
ASHDOWN Harriet Daughter Unmarried 38 Born Malling, Kent
ASHDOWN Thomas Son Unmarried 24 Baker Born Wrotham, Kent
ASHDOWN Edward Son Unmarried 15 Baker Born Wrotham, Kent
TWORT Elizabeth Visitor 6 Born Tonbridge, Kent
RELPH William Shopman Married 24 Bakers Shopman Born Chatman, Kent
Registration District : Malling; Sub District : Westham; Enum District : 5;
Parish ; Wrotham; Address : Wrotham East
RG Number : RG09 ; Piece : 486, Folio : 48; Page 5

Name: Harriet Ashdown ; Age in 1871: 69 ; Estimated birth year: 1802; Relation: Head
Where born: Birling, Kent, England ; Civil Parish or Township: Wrotham ;
Ecclesiastical parish: Wrotham St George ; Town: Wrotham ;
County/Island: Kent ; Country: England
Database: 1871 England Census
Name Age in 1861 Birthplace Relationship Civil Parish or Township County/Island
Edward Ashdown 26 Wrotham, Kent, England Son Wrotham Kent
Harriet Ashdown 69 Birling, Kent, England Head Wrotham Kent
Mary A Ashdown 38 Wrotham, Kent, England Daughter Wrotham Kent
Thomas Ashdown 34 Wrotham, Kent, England Son Wrotham Kent
Richard Lambert 57 Nk, Middlesex, England Servant Wrotham Kent
Harriet Thick 6 Nk, Middlesex, England Niece Wrotham Kent
Harriet Wales 48 West Malling, Kent, England Daughter Wrotham Kent
William Wales 37 Nk, Norfolk, England Son-in-law Wrotham Kent
Source information: RG10/919
Registration district: Malling
Sub-registration district: Wrotham
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Folio: 53 ; Page: 11 ; Household schedule number: 41

Rob Gibson advised in Feb 2005 re 1861 Census the word "Ufford" it should read "Otford" and does on the original census document. Otford is a village not far from Sevenoaks and ties in nicely with the family being in the Wrotham and West Malling areas. Birling is also a small village only about 2-3 miles from Wrotham, where Harriet was born.

The family does not appear in the Frindsbury Parish Registers after Henry's Birth in 1827. However there were eight more children born to John & Harriet at Wrotham Parish, Kent (10km from Frindsbury) as the LDS site gives the following ;
1829 Jane Elizabeth, 1832 Frances, 1836 Thomas, 1838 Mary, 1840 George, 1842 James and 1845 Daniel.

Harriet died in 1873 at the age of 71 years. Cause of death being Chronic Hepatitis & Anasarca. Anasarca Generalised, massive, intractable oedema. This will probably result from heart or renal failure. Oedema is an excess of fluid within a tissue. It can occur in any site, tissue or organ. There are several "sub-types" of oedema .
(1) Dependant oedema, where the oedema collects in lowest part because of gravity This is usually the lower leg but in someone who is bedfast it could be over the lower back or the lungs. In severe cases the oedema can be generalised - Anasarca may be due to heart failure, kidney failure, severe anaemia conditions where there are low levels of protein in the blood such as malnutrition and liver disease.
(2) Pitting oedema. This is likely to be dependant oedema and means that the fluid can be pressed out of the skin that overlies the oedematous area and leave an indentation
(3) Pulmonary oedema. This is fluid within the airspaces of the lung and results in breathlessness and a cough producing watery, frothy and occasionally blood tinged sputum.
The usual cause is heart failure, when the breathlessness and cough tend to be worse when the victim lies flat i.e. at night
May also result from inhalation of gasses, fumes, poisons etc
(4) Lymphoedema. This is usually seen in a single limb or sometimes the head and neck. It results from an obstruction to lymph drainage. The underlying cause is usually primary cancer or the spread of a cancer (including blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma) or infection

The witness at her death is Elisabeth BRATTAN, present at death of Wrotham, who signed with her 'x' mark (which possibly may have been her daughter Jane Elizabeth, however age in 1881 Census appears five years older if related to 1881 UK.
In 1871 Census Elizabeth Bratton 1822 Wortham, Kent, England Wife Wrotham Kent resided at Court Lane, Wrotham with daughter Fanny Bratton 1859 Wortham, Kent, England Daughter Wrotham Kent, husband Thomas Bratton 1821, an Agricultural Labourer born Wortham, Kent, England Head Wrotham Kent , son Thomas Bratton 1845 Wortham, Kent, England (an unmarried House Painter)Son Wrotham Kent and Charles Tebbutt 1831 Wateringbury, Kent, England Lodger Wrotham

Census for 1881 Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace
Thomas BRATTON Head M Male 60 Stanstead, Kent, England Road Labourer
Elizabeth BRATTON Wife M Female 59 Wrotham, Kent, England Charwoman (born ca 1822)
Fanny E. BRATTON Daur U Female 22 Wrotham, Kent, England Dressmaker
Edgar HILL Boarder W Male 54 Hartfield, Sussex, England Carpenter
Source Information:
Dwelling No 15 Court Lane
Census Place Wrotham, Kent, England
Family History Library Film 1341215
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0903 / 72 ; Page Number 12

[Child]


98. William LAWS was born in 1801 in Bermondsey, Surrey (near London) England. He was christened on 5 Jul 1801 in Saint Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, London. He married 1 Mary Ann HIGHT on 20 Jan 1819 in Folkestone, Kent, England. William was christened 2 on 11 Jan 1801 in possibly Folkestone, Kent, England ?. He resided on 8 Nov 1818 in Northfleet, Kent. He resided on 15 Sep 1820 in Northfleet, Kent. He resided on 28 Dec 1826 in Northfleet, Kent. He resided 3 in 1841 in possibly with his grandfather Thomas in Dane Street. He was employed as Victualler on 8 Nov 1818. He was employed as a Victualler on 15 Sep 1820. He was employed as a Victualler on 28 Dec 1826. [Parents]

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch� International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles
WILLIAM LAW Male Birth: 15 MAY 1801
Christening: 05 JUL 1801 Saint Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, London, England
Parents: Father: DANIEL LAW Mother: ANN
Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
P001582 1801 - 1856 0254552-0254560 Film 0820927 Film
P001582 1801 - 1856 0254552-0254560 Film 0820928 Film

Wm LAWS Sex: M Christening: 11 Jan 1801 Folkestone, Kent, England
Parents: Father: Wm LAWS Mother: Judith
Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
P020721 1635-1840 0908172 IT 13 Film 6906423
William LAWES M Christening: 11 Jan 1801 Folkestone, Kent, England
Parents: Father: William LAWES Mother: Mrs. Judith LAWES. Film Number: 458004
William LAWES M Birth: 11 Jan 1801 Folkestone, Kent, England
Parents: Father: William LAWES Mother: Judith
Film Number: 442429 Page Number: 0275

From 1841 FOLKESTONE CENSUS at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~folkestonefamilies/1841l-m.htm
LAWS Thomas Dane Street 78 Farmer Yes 3
LAWS Wiliam Dane Street 20 Male Servant Yes 3

The parentage of our ancestor William LAWS is still unproven at this stage. However, William LAWS christened on 11 Jan 1801 in Folkestone, Kent, England to William and Judith LAWS, is believed at this stage to be that of our ancestor. If the abovementioned birth proves to be correct, then he had the following nine siblings : Elizabeth (1802), James (1804), Elizabeth (1805), Alice (1806), Harriet (1808), Elizabeth (1809), Richard (1811), Eliza (1814) and Susan (1817) all christened in Folkestone, Kent, though not all survived infancy.

Our ancestor William LAWS is stated as from the Parish of Bermondsey, Surrey (which is near London) at the time of his marriage to Mary Ann HIGHT. However, he is possibly the William christened on 11 Jan 1801 in Folkestone, Kent, England to William and Judith LAWS. The marriage entry may include the word 'of Lympne', which is an adjoining Parish of Folkestone.

William and Mary Ann had three children, who were all baptised in Northfleet, Kent, England : Sarah (1818 ), William (1820) who immigrated to Australia and married Honor ANDERSON and had seven children in Sydney, Mary Ann (1826) our direct ancestor who also immigrated to Australia and married Henry ASHDOWN.

On 2 Sep 2002 John P LAWS (email : registrar@lawsfamilyregister.org.uk) wrote :
William LAWS born Benenden KEN married Mary Ann HIGHT 11 Jan 1819 at Folkestone, Kent. However IGI gives marriage date as 20 Jan 1819 and this date is also confirmed on The Folkestone Families Site

There is a William LAWS listed in the 1828-1834 Pigots Directory, which gives William Laws of 'Leather Bottle" Inn/Tavern. This may have been our William LAWS. However, I won't know if it relates to our ancestor. There is no Listing in Pigots in1840 for Gravesend http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/%7Eshebra/new_page_4.htm

GRAVESEND with the village of NORTHFLEET is a market town and parish in the lathe of Aylesford and hundred of Toltingtrough - 22 miles E by S from London

See North West Kent Family History Society covering north-west Kent and the ancient Kent parishes now in south-east London at http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk

For a map of Northfleet see :
http://uk.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?place=Northfleet%2C+Kent&db=hcgaz&scale=200000&local=all&width=500&height=300&X=562500&Y=172500&zs=&ct=b6&scn=0

Not listed in 1861 Census for Kent, London, Middlesex or Surrey :
Name Relationship to Head of H'hold Condition Sex Age Profession/Occupation, Disability Where Born
LAW, William Head Married M 59 Joiner Rayleigh Essex
LAW, Elizabeth Wife Married F 58 Sheerness Kent
RG number: RG09 Piece: 530 Folio: 130 Page: 15
Registration District: Sheppey Sub District:Minster Enumeration District:7 Ecclesiastical District:Sheerness
Parish:Minster City/Municipal Borough: Address: 46 , Hope Street, Sheerness

Name Relationship to Head of H'hold Condition Sex Age Profession/Occupation,Disability Where Born
PINNELL, Hannah Lodger Married F 23 Dressmaker St Austell Cornwall
PINNELL, Emma Lodger Unmarried F 1 BLIND Manchester Lancashire
PERKINS, Anne Lodger Married F 61 Charwoman Market Drayton Shropshire
LAWS, William Lodger Unmarried M 58 Lab Scotland
MARTIN, Frederick Lodger Unmarried M 32 Cab Driver London
STACEY, William Lodger Unmarried M 26 Lab ..Cornwall
TREVALLION, Sarah Lodger F 26 Laundress Doncaster Dorset
BROOKS, Emma Lodger Unmarried F 16 Servant Westminster Middlesex
DENNING, Sarah J Lodger Unmarried F 25 Servant Kidderminster Worcestershire
MALONY, Mary Lodger Unmarried F 22 Ironer Marylebone Middlesex
PERKINS, Joshua Lodger Unmarried M 62 Tinman And Brazier Hereford Rickmansworth
TREVALLION, Mary Lodger Unmarried F 0 (3M) Westminster Middlesex
TREVALLION, Maria Lodger Unmarried F 2 Chelsea Middlesex
PINNELL, Andrew Lodger Unmarried M 26 Lab Acton Tinwell Gloucestershire
TAYLOR, John Lodger Unmarried M 49 Lab Brandon Lincolnshire
RG number:RG09 Piece:49 Folio:24 Page:44
Registration District:Westminster Sub District:St John Enumeration District: Ecclesiastical District:St Matthew
Parish:St John The Evangelist City/Municipal Borough:Westminster Address:29 , Old Pye Street

99. Mary Ann HIGHT was born in 1800 in Folkestone, Kent, England. She was christened 1 on 26 Sep 1800 in Folkestone, Kent, England. Mary resided on 8 Nov 1818 in Northfleet, Kent. She resided on 15 Sep 1820 in Northfleet, Kent. She resided on 28 Dec 1826 in Northfleet, Kent. [Parents]

MY AN HIGHT - International Genealogical Index Batch Number: P020721
Gender: Female Christening: 26 SEP 1800 Folkestone, Kent, England

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch� International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles
MY AN HIGHT Female Christening: 26 SEP 1800 Folkestone, Kent, England
Father: JN HIGHT Mother: SAR
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
P020721 1635 - 1840 0908172 IT 1, 3 Film 6906423 Film

Mary Ann was the daughter of John and Sarah HIGHT (nee MINTER) and the eldest of five children. She had four siblings, Sarah Minter HIGHT (1803), John (1805), John (1807) and Richard (1809).

Their first child, a daughter Sarah, who would have been named after Mary Ann's mother was christened at the Parish Church of England in Northfleet Kent on 8 Nov 1818. Two months later she married William on 20 Jan 1819 in her home town of Folkestone, Kent. Their son William was christened the following year, followed by Mary Ann's in 1826, both in the Parish Church of England in Northfleet, so it would appear the couple resided in Northfleet.

[Child]


100. Thomas SADLER was born 1 about 1812 in London, England. He is believed to have died 2 on 7 Nov 1899 in Rookwood Asylum, Sydney NSW. The cause of his death was Senile Decay. Duration - Indefinite. He was buried 3 on 8 Nov 1899 in Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood. He married 4, 5 Ann FINNIGAN on 21 Nov 1836 in St. James Church of England, Sydney NSW Australia. Thomas possibly immigrated in 1829 as a convict on the ship "Mellish". He was employed as Tailor. He joined religion 6 Church of England. [Parents]

13292/1899 SADLER THOMAS THOMAS MARY A GRANVILLE - believed to be our ancestor - occupation 'Tailor'

It has not yet been confirmed that Thomas was the Thomas SADLER transported to Australia as a convict on the ship "Mellish" which arrived in 1829 who was granted a Certificate of Freedom on 12 Jan 1833. Certificate of Freedom Number 33/0017. State Records of NSW Ref. 4/4314. Film No.990. This convict has been recorded as having "flat feet".

There was also a Thomas SADLER, convict aged 34 (born ca.1799) who arrived on the ship "Lotus" in Tasmania in 1833. Refer 'Index to More Tasmanian Convicts, Papers re Convict Ships 1814-1845) published by FHC Resources Group Kiama NSW". Year 1833. Frame 0234. Reel P3-7. Roll CY 1242.

When Ann and Thomas married on 21 Nov 1836 Ann signed "x" with her mark and her surname is recorded as FINICAN.
The ceremony was performed by Robt. Cartwright, Chaplain in the presence of John and Ann ROBBINS of Kent Street., Sydney.

On 1st Jul 1851 Thomas SADLER, widower marries Mona DORY, widow in the same church as first marriage to Ann. Witnesses to the marriage are James JONES & Agnes JONES of Pitt Street and Thomas signs with this mark "x".
However this could be another Thomas SADLER as there were several in the early colony. Ours may indeed be the one
that died at age 44 in 1846 (reference : V1846848 115/1846 SADLER THOMAS AGE 44). However the occupation for
the one that dies on 7 Nov 1899, does correspond with our ancestor being a Tailor and is also of the correct age. The
informant was the Chief Superintendant of Rookwood Asylum who stated Thomas had been in NSW for 73 years (ca 1826).

When Thomas & Ann's son, our ancestor Thomas marries Agnes McCREA on 15 October 1860 witnesses to the marriage are Marcus S LOGAN & Thomas SADLER (possibly the father of the groom?). Thomas SADLER who was one of the witnesses also signed with his "x" mark.

There are no births recorded in Victoria remotely similar to Thomas SADLER for that time - records only go to 1920 for births.
Possible birth in London : Male Christening: 22 OCT 1809 Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London (Parents : Thomas and Mary). Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C046983 1799 - 1819 0855940 Film NONE Sheet: 00

Thomas SADLER appeared in a list of names taken from a Sydney Newspaper and titled: "RETURN OF ALL CONVICTS ASSIGNED AND TRANSFERRED BETWEEN THE 1st and 30th Days of April, INCLUSIVELY." of Assigned Convicts in
April 1832 New South Wales.
Surname : Sadler First Name : Thomas Ship : Mellish
Further information available from Genseek Genealogy at http://www.hotkey.net.au/~jwilliams4/scons32d.htm

Possible conviction : THOMAS SADLER, theft: simple grand larceny, 12 Jan 1826.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/html_units/1820s/t18260112-112.html
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18260112-112
Trial Summary:Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny, Punishment Type: transportation, Verdict: Guilty
Original Text:
293. THOMAS SADLER was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January, 7lbs. of mutton, value 3s. 6d., the goods of Edward Mitchell.

MARY MITCHELL. I am the wife of Edward Mitchell, a butcher, who lives in St. John-square. Clerkenwell. About a quarter past six o'clock on the evening of the 2d of January, a lady said some meat was stolen - I ran as far as St. John-street, and saw the prisoner with two other boys - I caught bold of him, and a gentleman assisted me- the meat fell from him - I had seen it safe about three minutes before it was missed - he must have crept under the stall board.

Prisoner. Two young chaps said they would give me a penny to carry that meat for them as far as Smithfield - I took it, and the woman came and began to beat me.

BENJAMIN PHILLIPS. I am an officer, and took the prisoner.

GUILTY. Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years.

Thomas Sadler was possibly one of the migrants from Tasmania, who were brought to Victoria by the Geelong,Portland Bay (& Port Fairy) Emigration Society.They arrived between 1845 and 1846 per the vessel's David, Scotia, Julia, Platina, and Shamrock. The migrants in 1845 and 1846 were brought over to Victoria by the Geelong and Portland Bay Immigration Society (including Port Fairy). The society was formed by the likes of squatters and merchants along the southern seaboard and into the hinterlands of the ports of Portland Bay, Port Fairy, and Geelong.

In 1846 a Thomas Sadler was listed to be brought to Port Phillip aboard the vessels charted by the Geelong and Portland Bay Immigration Society (including Port Fairy) although possibly listed he may not have embarked? Yet, this entry gives further connection to the possibility of his wife Ann, being the Ann Finnigan born in Port Fairy.

101. Ann FINNIGAN was born about 1818 in possibly Port Fairy, Victoria Australia. She died about 1850. [Parents]

Ann possibly may have been born in Victoria? An Annie Irene FINNIGAN was born in 1818 at Port Fairy, father Jno (John), mother Doris RUSSELL. Possible surname variants include FINIGAN, FINNEGAN, FINEGAN, FINNAGIN, FINGHAN and FINGHIN, FINNCANE, FINUCANE.

When Ann and Thomas married on 21 Nov 1836 Ann signed "x" with her mark and her surname is recorded as FINICAN.
The ceremony was performed by Robt. Cartwright, Caplain in the presence of John and Ann ROBBINS of Kent Street, Sydney.

If she did infact outlive her husband Thomas, the the only suitable death entry is in 1881 (Reference :1720/1881 SADLER ANN JAMES UNKNOWN SYDNEY). However this is not for the correct person - having arrived in the Colony ca.1858.
Spouse William SADLER & Father : James HOGAN.

possible births in Sydney would appear unlikely to be correct.
Year 1798 : Ann FINNIGAN see FINIGAN to Thomas & Mary at St.Phillip's Church of England, Sydney.
Volume References V1798678 1A and V1798504 4
17 Mar 1790 Ann born to William HUTTON & Mary FINNIGAN

Surname Variants appearing in 'Leask's Australian Genealogies' (Ref FAM929109 LEA at Dee Why Library, NSW) include : FINEGAN (467)
FINGHAN (384 & 373, Lord of Carbry
FINGHIN, Prince of Desmond (383)

Deaths on NSW BDMs
V18298685 2C/1829 SADLER ANN INFANT
V18291309 13/1829 SADLER ANN INFANT
3595/1891 SADLER ANN JAMES UNKNOWN BLAYNEY
1720/1881 SADLER ANN JAMES UNKNOWN SYDNEY - Incorrect - see above.
15705/1935 SADLER ANN WILLIAM LYDIA E QUIRINDI

Only one suitable Birth registered in NSW
Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District
V1798678 1A/1798 FINNIGAN SEE FINIGAN ANN THOMAS MARY
V1798504 4/1798 FINNIGAN SEE FINIGAN ANN H THOMAS MARY
15029/1875 FINNIGAN MARY ANN WILLIAM MARY GULGONG

Possible connection to FINNIGAN/RUSSELL marriage at :
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2560953&id=I07974
Name: Doris Elizabeth RUSSELL , Birth: 1898. Death: 1959 in Port Fairy Victoria Australia
Marriage 1 John FINNIGAN b: 1893 in Killarney Victoria Australia

Lawrence Burns on GenesReunited wrote Feb 2005 Subject : Re - Catherine Finnigan
My Finnigan family came from Clonmellon Westmeath Ireland they came to Port Fairy on the 10th of Feb 1856.

searched marriages for the Bride's name annie sadler in the years 1836 to 1900 - 1 - 3 of 3 matches found
Registration Number Groom's Surname Groom's Given Name(s) Bride's Last Name at Time of Marriage Bride's Given
2171/1882 ASHDOWN HENRY W SADLER ANNIE L CANTERBURY
2574/1882 SLADE JOHN SADLER ANNIE NEWTOWN
7249/1891 ATKINS THOMAS H SADLER ANNIE ST LEONARDS

Perhaps Ann changed her name from Ann Finney and was a convict born in Ireland?
http://www.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/db1/search.cgi?query=5143
Ann Finney Religion: Protestant ; Marital status: Single 1 child; Born: 1804 Cork
Tried: 1829 Doncaster England Sentence: 7 Former convictions: 2
Ship: Sovereign (2) [1829]; Crime: Stealing spoons; Remarks: Cook & dairymaid
In Australia Spouse: not known.
References
1801 Muster: 1806 Muster: 1811 Muster: 1814 Muster: 1817 Muster: 1825 Muster: 1828 Census:
Hardy - Early Hawkesbury Settlers:
Browning - St. Peters Richmond: The Early People and Burials 1791 - 1855:
Hawkesbury FHG - The Hawkesbury Pioneer Register:
Sheedy, Sidney - Manuscript in Mitchell Library MSS 1337:
McClelland - Convicts Pioneers & Immigrant History of Australia Bk 11 Vol 5:
Smee & Selkirk Provis - Pioneer Register Vol 1:
Smee & Selkirk Provis - Pioneer Register Vol 2:
Silver - Vinegar Hill:
Reece - Irish Convict Lives:
Reece - Origins of Irish Transportation:
Donohoe - Catholics of NSW:
Robson - Convict Settlers of Australia:
Whitaker - Unfinished Revolution:
Hall - A Desperate Set of Villains:
Hall - A Nimble Fingered Tribe:
Hall - Of Infamous Character:
Parramatta Pioneer Register:
Rudé - Protest & Punishment:
National Archives of Ireland - Transportation Database:

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102. William McCREA was born 1, 2 about 1813 in possibly Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. He died 3 on 25 Jul 1875 in Cnr Liverpool & Great Barcom Sts.Darlinghurst. The cause of death was Pneumonia, Duplex. Duration 10 days. He was buried 4 on 27 Jul 1875 in the Church of England Cemetery, Necropolis. He married 5 Martha, possibly MCKEAN on 12 Jul 1841 in possibly Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. William resided 6 in 1875 in Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney AUS. He was employed 7 as Carpenter & Joiner and Builder. [Parents]

1622/1875 MCCREA WILLIAM HUGH DIED SYDNEY SYDNEY

William was the son of Hugh McCREA.

William had twelve children. Two daughters were born to his first wife Martha: Agnes (1843), our direct ancestor married Thomas SADLER, and Sarah (1844) who married George William GRAY and had eight children.
William had ten children by his second wife Jessie YARD whom he married when he was 39 years of age:
iii John McCREA b. about 1854 married Charlotte E BUTLER and had eight children.
iv Rebecca McCREA b. ca 1856 married (1) Robert C L DUNELL and had three children.Married (2) Samuel L KERR
v Jane McCREA, b. 1858 in Sydney NSW Australia. She married Anton R HOLST- no records of children located
vi Samuel McCREA, b. 186 in Sydney NSW Australia, d. 1860, Sydney NSW Australia.
vii Mary McCREA b. 1861 married John WOOD.
viii Juliana (Julia) McCREA, b. 1865 in Sydney married Wynesham / Wyndham LEWIS and had at least two children.
ix Blanche McCREA b. 1868 married (1) Richard WOOD and had 5 children, then married Mr.RICHARD(s).
x Hugh McCREA, b. 1871 in Sydney NSW Australia.
xi Emma Jessie McCREA, b. 1874, Sydney NSW Australia, d. 1874, Sydney NSW Australia.
xii William McCREA, b. 25 Jan 1876, Liverpool St.,Darlinghurst,Sydney, six months after his father William's death.

No births appear to have been registered for John (ca 1854) and Rebecca (1856) the first two children to this marriage (as mentioned on Jessie's 1918 Death Certificate as 'Children of Marriage').
No record of marriage on NSW BDM's for William McCREA and Jessie YARD.

Kirkcudbrightshire lies in the south of Scotland, and forms the eastern and by far the most extensive portion of the ancient district of Galloway. The parish of Kirkmabreck is formed of the old parish of this name, and the largest portion of the old parish of Kirkdale.

Church Records
Church of Scotland records are held at the General Register Office in Edinburgh. Copies of the pairsh register on microfilm may be consulted in LDS Family History Centres around the world. Refer to the county page for additional details.

Records Available Baptism Marriage Burial Reference
Church of Scotland 1703-1854 1820-1854 1820-1840 OPR 873

103. Martha, possibly MCKEAN was born about 1825 in possibly Scotland. She died before 1853.

Possibly arrived on /Marquis of Bute/ in 1841, however yet to be verified.
State Records of NSW Immigrant Index Port Phillip, 1839-51 http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
SURNAME FIRSTNAME AGE EVENTS VESSEL YEAR REEL
MCCREA Martha Marquis of Bute 1841 2144
MCCREA Mary Ann Marquis of Bute 1841 2144

No death recorded on NSW BDM's.

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Gender: Male Marriage: 10 NOV 1843 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

2. MARGARET MCKEAN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Marriage: 01 DEC 1837 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

3. MARY ANN MCKEAN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Marriage: 07 JAN 1842 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

4. MARTHA MCKEAN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Marriage: 12 JUL 1841 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

5. WILLIAM MCKEAN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Marriage: 03 JAN 1837 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

6. CATHERINE MCKEAN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Marriage: 06 JUL 1841 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

7. ELIZABETH MCKEAN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Marriage: 28 APR 1822 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

8. SAMUEL MCKEAN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Marriage: 1845 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

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