Descendants of Robert CHICK and Sarah LOSCOMB
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Robert and Sarah were both born in Bath, in the shire of Somerset, England. Robert was born approx 1794 and Sarah approx 1798. They married on 26th November 1821, at St James Church (near Bath Abbey).
Records for the parish of Lyncombe and Widcombe show the baptism of their children:
At the time of the 1851 census, they are living in a brick house at the top of a road known as Holloway, with views overlooking Bath. This census shows the occupation of Robert as coal haulier, and Sarah as green-grocer. The children who were in the house at the time of this census were - Sarah (28), Esther (15), Mary Ann (12) and Robert (10); also Sarah's children Hannah (1) and James (3m).
In 1852, Sarah and her young family, and her sister Mary (12) migrated to Australia.
In 1863, Robert and his young family also migrated to Australia.
Sarah married in England to Charles RICE, a stonemason. Charles
was born 1819 at Tintinhull, Somerset, the son of Charles RICE and Hannah
They had 2 (or possibly 3) children in Bath:
(William was baptised on the same day/same place as his uncle Robert CHICK b.~1840).
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At the time of the 1851 census, Sarah (29yrs) Hannah (1yr) and James (3m) are living with Sarah's parents on Holloway (road), Bath. Their son William is not shown, he possibly died young. Charles is not shown at the same address; it is likely that his work as a stonemason (builder) took him away from home frequently.
Around this time, three of Charles' brothers (James b.1816, William b.1821 and Robert RICE b.1828) had already emigrated to Australia, settling near Geelong. In 1852, Sarah and her young family also migrated to Australia - Charles (32yrs), Sarah (29yrs), Hannah (2yrs), James (1yr), and Sarah's younger sister Mary (13yrs). They travelled aboard the barque 'Time and Truth", departing Plymouth 20th Sept, bound for Geelong, and carrying 156 adults and 77 children. On 12th November, whilst still at sea, Charles died of dysentery, one of six people to die on the voyage. I cannot imagine Sarah's thoughts at that time, a young widow with two infant children and a younger sister to support, half a world away from everything she has ever known.
On 5th January 1853, Sarah, Mary, Hannah and James arrived at Geelong, and are noted in the ship's passenger list as "gone to brother's, Geelong".
Sarah had another 7 children with David, all born in the Woodford / Warrnambool area of Victoria Australia. These children are:
was baptised in 1830, no other info yet.
was baptised in 1832, no other info yet.
was baptised in 1835, appeared on the 1851 Census for Bath, where her occupation is given as "stay maker". No other info yet.
Mary migrated to Australia in 1853, aged 13, travelling with the family of her elder sister Sarah. (Refer to story above of her sister Sarah Chick).
(William had previously married Jean PAGE, in Kirkcaldy ; they had one son Andrew ; Jean died in October 1853, less than a year after they arrived in Australia.)
Mary and William had 10 children, all born in the towns of Woodford and Woolsthorp near Warrnambool in Victoria.
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On 31 August 1860 at the Register Office in Bath, Robert (20yrs) married Edith Jane WILLCOX (21yrs). Edith was born ~1840 in Bath, daughter of Adam WILLCOX. At the time, Robert was working as a coal haulier and living at 18 Holloway, and Edith was working as a domestic servant and living at "Young Fox Inn" on Holloway. Both of their fathers were coal hauliers.
In 1863 the couple and their first daughter Esther migrated to Queensland Australia. They stayed in Queensland for about one year (probably a condition of their assisted migration), and their second child Dora Jane was born in QLD. They then moved to Victoria, and another 9 children were born in the towns of Woodford/ Panmure / Laang near Warrnambool Victoria.
*** This couple are my gg-grandparents.
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Hannah was born around 1850 in Bath, Somersetshire, England.
In 1853 when Hannah was 3 years old, her family migrated to Australia on the ship "Time and Truth". Her father died on the voyage. (Refer to the story above of her mother Sarah Chick).
On 21 March 1871 when Hannah was 21 years old, she married James William ATKINS at Woodford Victoria. They married at the home of James' sister Elizabeth and her husband George MILLER, who married in 1863.
James was born in Southwark England (near London) in ~1849, the son of Brice ATKINS and Harriet RICHES.
They had the following children, all born near Warrnambool (at Woodford, Yarpturk, Allansford and Ballangeich) :
In the year 1899, daughter Sarah marries and settles at Yambuk (near W'bool), where she will have a family of 13 children. In this year, James ATKINS is living in Yambuk (near W'bool), working as a labourer, and (our?) Charles ATKINS is living in Walhalla (Gippsland), working as a miner.
The rest of the family moves at around this time to eastern Gippsland. In 1901, Mary has a child, born in Omeo, this is in the hills north of Bairnsdale. In 1902, father James ATKINS dies at the Bairnsdale Hospital, aged 53 years. In 1903, widow Hannah ATKINS and daughter Ruth are living on Turnbull Street, Bairnsdale, whilst Frederic is back in Terang (near W'bool) working as a painter. In 1904, Henry marries an Omeo district girl by the name of Isabella WINNETT, whose parents are graziers at Reedy Creek (south of Omeo).
By 1906, Frederic ATKINS and William WINNETT (Isabella's brother) are living at Ensay (south of Omeo) and working as labourers (possibly stockmen?). In this year, Frederic marries Mary Jane MARTIN.
By 1908, Frederic and Henry and their wives and infant children are all living at Ensay, along with their sister Mary and her child ; their other sister Ruth is living at nearby Swift's Creek, her occupation being 'domestic duties'.
By 1912, Mary and Ruth have moved to ... and mother Hannah has moved to Ensay.
In 1914, Ruth marries Henry Edward WHITBY. In this same year, Henry ATKINS dies at age 37, leaving behind his widow Isabella (nee WINNETT) and three young children.
(to be continued ...)
In 1930, Hannah dies at Omeo aged 80 years, and is buried at the Omeo cemetery. She leaves behind 5 living children, 22 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.
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