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My great grandmother, Alice Franklin, married Jacob Hibbs Goodchild at Doughboy Creek in Queensland.  Alice was the eldest child of Henry & Ellen Franklin and was born soon after their arrival in Australia.

On 26 June 1858 at Burghclere, Hampshire in a double wedding ceremony Henry married Ellen Bridgman and Ellen's brother, John, married Eliza Parker.  Soon after, the two couples boarded the British Empire  and set off for Australia.   However, Eliza was not impressed and before the year had ended returned to England; the others eventually settled at Hemmant, Queensland. 

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William Franklin (1811-1883), father of Henry Franklin.  Taken at Newbury, Hampshire, between 1870-1880.
Stamped on the back -  "Rolfe Photo Newbury"
Courtesy of P.  Franklin

William's wife was Hannah Haysome.
 

Ellen and John's parents, Joseph Bridgman and Catherine nee Baggs, with their other children (Alice, Sarah, Catherine & Joseph) migrated the following year to Western Australia arriving on 20 Oct 1859.  They settled in the Greenough area near Geraldton.  Click here for some photos.

For further information on each go to the name database.

Unless otherwise cited photos on this page are courtesy of Col Heading and his daughter Debbie McDonald.

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Henry Franklin (1835-1899) and his wife Ellen Bridgman 1838-1908)
Courtesy of A. Dickson & A. Goodchild

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Alice Goodchild (nee Franklin) eldest child of Henry & Ellen Franklin with her children.

Standing from left: John Bridgeman Goodchild , William Henry Goodchild, Joseph Franklin Goodchild & Mark Stanley Goodchild
Seated from left: Elizabeth Hibbs Goodchild, Elsie Waves Goodchild, Alice, Ellen Emily Goodchild and Lillian Goodchild
Taken circa 1903 in Brisbane

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Sarah Laidlaw nee Franklin (1863-1936) third child of Henry & Ellen Franklin

George Laidlaw (1849-1910), husband of Sarah.
 

For more photos of the Laidlaw family & other related families go to Darren Fletcher's site

 


Ellen (Nell) Weeks (nee Franklin) fourth child of Henry & Ellen Franklin with her family.

From left to right: Harold Franklin Weeks (1903), Ellen (Nell) Weeks (1865-1941), Rupert George Weeks (1885-1921) (George's son from his first marriage), Ernest William Weeks (1891-1919), Frank Reginald Weeks (1892?), William George Weeks (1860-1938).  Two daughters sitting in front from left - Alice Maud Weeks (1898-1958) & Vera Kathleen Weeks (1904-1971).
Taken about 1907

Courtesy of H. V. Smith

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Monument to Joseph Bridgman Franklin 1870-1928 (7th child of Henry & Ellen), his wife Rosa nee Mumford 1874-1944, second son Graham known as Chick 1902-1940 and third son Lloyd known as Tom 1904-1954.
Hemmant Cemetery, Q.

Click here for descendants of Joseph & Rosa

 

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George Franklin second youngest child of Henry & Ellen Franklin with his family

Standing from left: Dorothea (Doris) Bridgeman Franklin (1901-1987), Mervyn George Franklin (1903-1976) and Ivan Godfrey Franklin (1909-1982)
Seated from left: George Franklin (1872-1930) Mavis Fredricka Franklin (1912-1973), Gwynfa Ernestine (Tommy) Franklin (1916-?) and George's wife Mary Clara Franklin nee Hafner (1878-1980)
 

Charles George youngest child of Henry & Ellen Franklin with the younger members of his family.

Standing from left: Alma (1920-1966), Leslie Charles (1912-1976), Roy (1907-1972), Gordon Bridgeman (1922-1993).
Seated from left: Esme Ruth (1917-1998), Charles George (1874-1952), Edna Joyce (1910-1980)

 

Descendants of Joseph Bridgman Franklin and Rosa Mumford


Plaque of Delores known as Lol Tincknell 1900-1981, eldest child of Joseph  & Rosa Franklin.
 

Headstone of Hilton Franklin known as Snow 1906-1972 (4th child of Joseph & Rosa) and his wife Rita Clara nee Yeo (1918-1996)
Hemmant Cemetery, Q.
 

Beryl Sylvester nee Franklin (1911-?) 7th child of joseph & Rosa.  Taken at Hemmant School reunion

Madge O'Neill nee Franklin (1917-2003)
10th child of Joseph & Rosa
Taken at Hemmant School Q

Hilda Ball nee Franklin (1919-1999)
youngest child of Joseph & Rosa
Taken at Hemmant School Q

 

Family of William George Weeks & his first wife Mary Johanna Nicholls

 Family of William George Weeks & his second wife Ellen (Nell) Franklin


Rupert George Weeks (1885-1921) & his wife Violet (nee Rollason) (1885-1957) on the occasion of their wedding 7 April 1909

Headstone of Albert Walter Trost (1905-1976) who married Gladys Evelyn Weeks (1913-1993) daughter of Rupert & Violet Weeks.  They are buried in the same grave, next to her parents.
 


Ernest William Weeks (1891-1919)
Courtesy of H.V. Smith


Inscription on Monument at Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane:
In Loving Memory Ernest William
Late 5th L.H.
Beloved Son of William & Ellen Weeks
Died August 14th 1919
Ages 27 Years
"Thy will be Done"
Also the Above
William George Weeks
Died 11th December 1938 Ages 78 Years
And 
Ellen Weeks
Died 15 Jul 1941 Aged 76 Years


Frank Reginald Weeks (1892) married Evelyn Beryl Daw (1894) on 24 Mar 1917 Brisbane
Courtesy of H.V. Smith

 

Siblings (& their families) of Ellen Bridgman who migrated to Western Australia

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Monument of Alice Bridgman (1833-1909) & her husband  Robert Naopleon Bullen (1820-1888)
Old East Perth Cemetery, WA

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Grave of Sarah Smith nee Bridgman (1842-1918) at Midland Cemetery, WA

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Catherine Gale Baughan/ Scrivener/ Cowling
nee Bridgman (1844-1922)

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Joseph Bridgman (1846-1914) married Jane Blaney (1854-1931)  1871 Geraldton, WA

 

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Anderson Sisters 
From left:
Ruby, Elsie, Dorothy, Alma and May
Daughters of Thomas Anderson & Alice (nee Smith)

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Scrivener/Bridgman Sisters
From left: Annie Gale Oliver (1872-1918), Ellen Franklin Oliver (1883-1944) and Emily Bentley (1870-1952)
Daughters of Richard Scrivener and Catherine Gale (nee Bridgman)

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From left: Jane Bridgman (nee Blaney) nursing son Victor (1886-1964,  Catherine Gail Scrivener (nee Bridgman) with her daughter Ellen (1883-144), Kitty Bridgman (1873-1934) and  Joseph Bridgman (most likely to be Joseph Senior)

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