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My ancestor, Ann Maria Singleton, was born in Sydney Cove in 1793, the daughter of William Singleton and Hannah nee Parkinson. It was a moving experience, to go to present day Circular Quay and The Rocks and gaze around the modern and busy setting, trying to imagine just what life would have been like for the newly arrived Singleton family in 1792.

William Singleton had come from Cheshire in England, and in adulthood, to Australia as a convict on the "Pitt", upon which vessel his wife Hannah had come as a free woman, with her sons Benjamin and Joseph. An older son, James, remained in England, and it was not until 1809 that James sailed to Australia on the "Aeolus" to be reunited with his parents.

So much has been written about the Singleton family that it would be presumptuous of me to try and improve on what has already been documented. Therefore, we have provided links to pages belonging to more experienced researchers who are connected to the Singleton family, whilst limiting this page to Ann Maria Singleton and her line of descent.

It is inevitable that this will not be a full history of Ann Maria's descendants, and for that reason, we would be delighted to hear from other members of this extensive family.

I am particularly grateful to Mary-Anne Cashman, Roma Waldron, Maureen Scutts and John & Marion Mansley who have been wonderfully generous with their information on the Singleton family and the Clark family into which Ann Maria Singleton married in 1810.

Our Singleton cousin, Mary-Anne Cashman, has a wonderful web site with excellent Singleton information, so rather than try and duplicate that information, we would re-direct you to

MARY-ANNE'S GENEALOGY PAGE

Mary-Anne also has information on William Singleton's trial on her

CONVICTS PAGE

Our cousin Roma Waldron, descended from Ann Maria Singleton and William Clark's son Samuel, tells the Clark story wonderfully well from this point, so we have linked here to her

CLARK/E PAGE

Maureen Scutts, descendant of Hannah Singleton, has an excellent web site: check out

MAUREEN'S HOME PAGE

Dot Clayworth is another Singleton family researcher who has provided, through the Singleton Family History Society site, a number of pages of most interesting information on these families. Here are two links to those pages.

Ann Maria Singleton, daughter of William Singleton and Hannah Parkinson, having married convict William Clark, gave him seven children: William, Alice, John, Joseph, Rosannah, Susannah and Samuel.

Our line is descended through Ann Maria and William Clark's son William, who married Catherine McAlpin, and the following information will relate to Catherine and William's children and their descendants.

Catherine McAlpin & William Clark

William and Catherine were married 16th June 1832 at Richmond, NSW. Their issue:
  • Elizabeth CLARK b. 1833 d 11th November 1833
  • Jane CLARK b. 1834 d. 1834
  • William Henry CLARK b. 22nd May 1835 d. 12th August 1866 married Mary Duckworth
  • Peter CLARK b. 3rd May 1837 d. 9th April 1863
  • Thomas CLARK b. 1st July 1839 married Mary Ann Howell
  • Ann Maria CLARK b. 30 September 1841 d. 19th May 1869 married Robert Lyons
  • Samuel CLARK b. 1844 married Margaret Duckworth
  • Charles CLARK b. 5th April 1846 d. 18th September 1932 married
    1. Ann Roser
    2. Elizabeth Lauderdale
    3. Margaret Lauderdale
  • Sarah CLARK b.28th August 1850 d. 6th August 1875 married William Kirk
  • Susannah CLARK b. 27th December 1850 d. 14th November 1892 married Thomas Farnham
  • Catherine CLARK b. 13th November 1853 married Robert Kibble
  • Susan CLARK b. 9th February 1855
  • Charlotte CLARK b. 8th August 1858 d. 4th June 1944 married Jonathon Daniel Watson

 
John LYONS & Mary PAGE
 
William CLARK/E
 
William SINGLETON
 
Catherine KIRWAN
 
Daniel CLARKE & Hannah STANLEY
 
Peter McALPIN
 
William TREHARNE
 
Anthony CARLTON
 
Albert CAVILL
 
James McGRATH
 
Edward CRITCHLEY
 
George WELDON
 
George QUINLAN
 
William CAVANAGH
 
Neils Berg BASSTIAN
 
John Anderson MORRIS
 
Gustave Mitchell BURNARD
 
Martin NICKEL
 
Edward George HAYES
 
William Stanley MOORE