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Benjamin and Harriet Ashman

Benjamin Ashman 33, came Oct 1854 on the Neleus with Harriet Ashman 28, Elizabeth Ashman 7 and Matilda Ashman 5 as Assisted British Immigrants

From on Tue, 13 Sep 2005

Hello Elizabeth
Benjamin Ashman, wife Harriet, daughters Elizabeth & Matilda came out on the Neleus, leaving Southampton 10 August, 1854. Their son James was born in Melbourne, to become my great-grandfather. Benjamin never was able to read and write, but left two houses, one to his daughters, the other to his son's widow in trust during her lifetime. It appears that Matilda dabbled a little before actually marrying William Key, having a daughter Louise/Louisa registered in 1867 without a father's name, and a rape charge is in the Victorian Police Gazette records. The charge was not followed through. Maybe she made up a story, and her parents high-tailed it to the police, only to find out that it was a story!

Benjamin was looked after in his later years by his daughter-in-law Edith Georgina (also known as Edie, or Georgina Edith). His Will is dated 10 March, 1904, and he died about 1908/1909.

Harriet's sister Susan and her husband John Reeves also migrated to Melbourne, having left Southampton via the Elizabeth on 14 April, 1853.

Horningsea is a small village outside of Cambridge. The day we visited, a wind from Siberia was blowing, and one could imagine poverty-stricken villagers struggling to keep out the cold! Have you cottoned on to anything by Colin Holt, who has extensively researched Cambridgeshire and its emigrants, and whose research I have found to be most helpful?

BOOK- (on two Genealogical Society bookshelves)
No Sirs or Esquires, the story of assisted emigration from Cambridgeshire to Port Phillip and Victoria 1840-1867, Colin S. Holt M.A., Holt, Doncaster East, 2001 Index to Assisted Emigrants-Cambridge to Port Phillip District 1840-1867, A.I.G.S., Blackburn, 2000. (SFHG location: 620 HOL - Shepparton)
We thank Colin Holt for providing resources relating to Assisted Emigrants from Cambridge to Port Phillip District 1840-1867. His book, "No Sirs or Esquires", is described by Don Grant, President of the AIGS, as a "magnificent contribution to our history and to the history of Cambridgeshire Ö the most comprehensive treatise written on the history of immigration from Cambridgeshire to Victoria Ö a significant contribution to the general history of immigration to Australia Ö", whereas the "Index to Assisted Emigrants" has, until now, been available only at the AIGS.


Charlotte Ashman 18 came Apr 1855 on the Northumberland as an Assisted British Immigrant
George Ashman 40 came Sep 1857 on the Hornet with Eliza Ashman 34, Sarah Ashman 16, Catherine Ashman 15, Maria Ashman 11 and Harriet Ashman 10 as Assisted British Immigrants
Jacob Ashman 31, (son of Ann and William Ashman), came Oct 1852 on the Sir Edward Parry with Elizabeth Ashman 27, Mary Jane Ashman 4 and Lambert James Ashman infant as Assisted British Immigrants

Ann and William Ashman lived at Stratton On The Fosse, Somerset,
1. Richard Ashman - Christening: 10 Jan 1813
2. James Ashman - Christening: 11 Jun 1815
3. Sarah Ashman - Christening: 13 Jul 1817
4. William Ashman - Christening: 23 Aug 1819
5. Jacob Ashman - Christening: 07 Jul 1822
Jacob Ashman wed to Dec 1846 at Bristol district, to Elizabeth Baker and lived at Bristol for nearly 6 years

Jacob Ashman 1822 - 1880 #3156 aged 57, son of Ann and William Ashman from Bath, came Oct 1852 on the Sir Edward Parry with Elizabeth Baker 1820 - 1892 #6405 aged 71 died at Yarrawonga, and lived at Ballarat, then at Brandy
7 Children 1. Mary Jane Ashman c1848
2. Lambert James Ashman c1850
3. Sarah Anne Ashman 1854 - 1855 #1200 lived 1 year
4. Sarah Ann Ashman 1856 #12227
5. Henry William Ashman 1859 #2189
6. Alfred Jacob Ashman 1861 #19956
7. Arthur John Ashman 1866 #7884
1. Mary Jane Ashman c1848 wed 1864 #119 to Antonio Delmue and lived at Daylesford
The James Cheston came Jun 1858 with Battista Delmue 39, Francisco Delmue 30 (died 1877 #12486, aged 52, son of Maria Tattu and Joseph Anton Delmue), Soafino Delmue 19, Santoni Delmue 17 (wed 1862 #4369 to Rebecca Hunt), Sebastiano Delmue 17, Antonio Delmue 15 and Giovani Delmue 14 from Switzerland
2 Children 1. Letice Elizabeth Delmue 1865 #1947
2. Eveline Louisa Ashman Delmue 1866 #14310
Mary Jane Ashman wed c1871 to Thomas Le Poidevin lived at Matlock then Yarr?.
Mary Jane Le Poidevin 1848 - 1900 #13485 aged 52 at Launching Place, dau of Elizabeth Baker and Jacob Ashman
3 Children 1. Olive Maria Le Poidevin 1877 #10132
2. Harry Le Poidevin 1879 #26823
3. George Le Poidern 1882 #6384
2. Lambert James Ashman c1850 born in Bristol wed 1881 #2567 to Harriet Burgess and lived at Yarr?
4 Children 1. May Ashman 1882 #6388
2. George Ashman 1883 #6372
3. Arthur Ashman 1884 #13910
4. Emma Ashman 1886 #23194
4. Sarah Ann Ashman 1856 #12227 as Sarahan wed 1874 #301 to William Arthur Scrimgeour Morrison and lived at Traralgon, Tangil, Cabanandra
11 Children 1. William Arnold Edward Morrison 1875 #4216
2. Eveleen Elizabeth Morrison 1876 #19824 - 1877 #9659 lived 1 year
3. Arthur John Morrison 1878 #5712
4. Walter Henry Morrison 1879 #26297
5. Alice Maud Morrison 1884 - 1889 #9663 lived 5 years
6. Colin Bazil Morrison 1886 #6693
7. Phillip Victor Morrison 1888 #7144
8. Vic Blanche Morrison 1890 #29879
10. May Olive Morrison 1895 #10139
11. Lionell Stanley Morrison 1896 #26131
7. Arthur John Ashman 1866 #7884 wed 1897 #7026 to Elizabeth Whinray 1874 #4219

William and Anne Ashmore

From on Friday, 7 September 2012
Dear Elizabeth,
I was just browsing the internet as I do research on the convict women who came to Tasmania on the ship East London in 1843. One woman. Bridget Carey, died on board the ship but left two children, Ann & Henry Carey, who were placed in the Orphan School. Ann was aged 12 in 1843 and left the school after one year and went off to work. Her brother Henry was later released to her and she was named as Mrs Ashmore, living in Richmond. These facts can be verified by going to the Friends of the Orphan School, Hobart, website.
There is a great deal of information regarding the journey of the East London, the deaths of many women on the voyage, including, Bridget Carey.
Regards, Colleen Arulappu East London from Dublin, Ireland on 10 May 1843, to Hobart, Van Diemenís Land on 21 Sep 1843. East London was 409 ton and built at Sunderland, England, in 1839. Shipís Master was James Parley. Shipís Surgeon was Ed. Caldwell. The route taken was via Madeira. The voyage took 133 days. The ship embarked with 133 female convicts. There were 17 deaths during the voyage and 116 female prisoners were relanded.
East London Surgeon's Report,
Bridget Carey, widow with one Girl 13 Years 1 boy 8 Years
Folios 22-23: case no. 11, Bridget Carey, aged 40; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, scrofula, diarrhoea, anasacar and debility; put on sick list 11 May 1843, died 31 July 1843 at 5 pm.
Data about East London, came with 133 female convicts and their children.
Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857) Tuesday 26 September 1843 reported -
SEPT. 20.-Arrived the barque East London, Capt. Pasley, Commander R.N., from Dublin 10th May, with1 116 female prisoners, and 41 children. Died on the passage from scurvy and diarrhoea, 19 prisoners and 12 children ; there are now on board six cases of scurvy and diarrhoea in the hospital, and eight cases of diarrhoea and debility in their own berths, but no infectious disease on board.


William Ashmore aged 25, wed 3-Jul 1848 to Anne Cairy aged 19 at Richmond, Tasmanian 1848 #2227
William Ashmore 1823 and Anne Cairy (Carey) 1829 lived at Richmond in Tasmania until 1861, then moved to Melbourne
12 children   1. William Ashmore 15-Mar 1849 #1070
2. Emma Ashmore 25-Jan 1851 #583
3. Eliza Ashmore 20-Jan 1853 #1051
4. Ann Ashmore 7-Apr 1854 #1131
5. Mary Ashmore 28-Apr 1856 #1429 - 24/02/1945 aged 89, Died in Malvern, Victoria, Australia.
6. Maria Ashmore 5-Oct 1857 #1938
7. Henry Ashmore 15-Jun 1859 #1994
8. Sophia Ashmore 5-Nov 1860 #2075 - 1861 #10532 lived 1 year, born in Richmond Tas, died in Richmond, Victoria
9. Eleanor Ashmore 1862 #22084 - 1863 #2105 lived 10 months
10. Unnamed Male Ashmore 1863 #15837
11. Sophia Ashmore 1864 #23695 - 1865 #1669 lived 4 months
12. Ada Ashmore 1867 #16418
1. Joseph William Ashmore 1847 - 1912 #7017, son of William Ashmore of Richmond, in Tasmania, and died at Sale aged 65. William Ashmore wed 1890 #2583 to Eliza Burton
4 children   1. William Harold Ashmore 1891 #16949 - 3 Sep 1928 #12406 aged 37, died in Sale, Victoria, Australia.
2. Emma May Ashmore 1894 #15442 - 06/04/1895 lived 1 year
3. Ann Beatrix Ashmore 1 Sept 1897 #31053 - 1974 #9179 aged 76, wed Robert Gilliland Marshall
4. Edward Henry Ashmore 1899 #5912 - 1972 #18679 aged 72
2. Emma Ashmore 25-Jan 1851 #583 born in Tasmania, wed 1872 #556 to Michael Costello born in Melbourne, possibly Michael Costello 1848 #3446 son of Johanna and John Costello, christened at Roman Catholic,St Francis, Melbourne
5 Children 1. Arthur John Costello 1873 #4005
2. Emma Maud Costello 1874 #10296 - 1875 #8371 lived 14 months
3. William Ernest Costello 1876 #4655
4. Edmond Harold Costello 1878 #12402
5. May Costello 1880 #12307 - 1880 #5753 lived 1 day, at Walhalla
3. Eliza Ashmore 20-Jan 1853 #1051 born in Richmond, wed 1883 #1647 to William Graham Campbell Walke born in Galway
Susan Walke aged 38 came Jan 1869 on the Southern Empire with Eliza Walke aged 16, Susan Walke aged 11, Sarah A Walke aged 9, Wm G Walke aged 6 and Mary H Walke aged 5
Sarah Cath Ann Walke 1858 - 1888 #10270 aged 29, dau of Susan Mcilwaine and Thomas Hovender Walke
William Graham Campbell Walke 1860 - 12 Dec 1930 #15466 aged 69 son of Susan Vance and Thomas Horender Walke died at Sale
2 Children 1. Priscilla Ellie Walke 1883 #24859 - 1887 #3920 lived 3 years
2. Lena Werucrene Emma Walke 1885 #5541, as Emmaline Wernerene 'Lena' Burton died 06 Dec 1926 aged 41, in Sale
6. Maria Ashmore 5-Oct 1857 #1938 born in Tasmania, wed 1878 #3682 to Francis Reilly born in Melbourne, possibly Fran Reilly 1853 #20768 son of Jane Carothers and John Reilly, christened at Church of England, St Marks, Collingwood
6 Children 1. Ethel Beatrice Reilly 1879 #14324 - 1966 #21039 aged 87, wed Haley
2. Henry Cyprian Reilly 1882 #9299 - 1895 #14638 lived 13 years
3. Francis ClementFrancis Clement Reilly 1887 #31495 - 1973 #2109 aged 85
4. Edgar Lionel Reilly 1889 #2061 - 1983 #28977 aged 94
5. John Clarence Reilly 1894 #13820 - 1968 #25121 aged 74
6. Mary Rita Muriel Reilly 1896 #5170
7. Henry Ashmore 15-Jun 1859 #1994 born in Tasmania, wed 1882 #6047 to Annie Allison 1860 - 1945 #3933 aged 85, dau of Ann Fanning and Wm Allison born in Sydney,
9 Children 1. Ada May Ashmore 1884 #3916
2. William Henry Claude Ashmore 1885 #1283 - 1885 #7324 lived 4 months
3. Arthur Stanley Ashmore 1886 #10203 - 1978 #11858 aged 92
4. Lillian Maud Ashmore 1888 #14901 - 1976 #9868 aged 88, wed Anderson
5. Henry Ashmore 1890 #8890 - 1976 #22118 aged 86
6. Edmund Ernest Ashmore 1891 #28964 - 1892 #4635 lived 8 months
7. Edith Beatrice Ashmore 1892 #28634 - 1975 #21265 aged 84, wed Edward Sharp
8. Irene Ashmore 1895 #33930
9. Emma Flor Ashmore 1898 #15345

Thomas William and Lydia Ashworth

Thomas William Ashworth 1842 son of Jane and John Ashworth born in Hobart, Tasmania, wed 1867 #202 to Lydia Micklenberg Million from Scotland and lived at Sandhurst, Fitzroy
5 Children 1. Jno Ashworth 1868 #5170
2. Henry Arthur Ashworth 1870 #11305
3. Jane Ashworth 1872 #25999
4. Mary Ashworth 1875 #17009
5. William John Ashworth 1885 #17666
4. Mary Ashworth 1875 #17009 - 1931 #4853 aged 56, wed c1909 to Philip Thurlow 1877 #10105

Henry and Mary Aston

Henry Aston aged 25 came Mar 1854 on the Marlborough Henry Aston wed 1856 #3932 to Mary Crowle/Crowl and lived at Maryborough, Lamplough, Malakhoff, then at Landsborough
11 Children 1. William Henry Aston 1857 #17227 - 1940 #20290 aged 82, born at Maryborough
2. John Aston 1859 #9208 - 1860 #7015 lived 1 year
3. Charles Aston 1861 #3513 - 1951 #21468 aged 90
4. John Aston 1863 #15154
5. Elizabeth Aston 1866 #9067
6. Emma Aston 1867 #22633
7. Mary Isabella Aston 1870 #16813
8. Frederick Thomas Aston 1874 #3254 - 1922 #13567 aged 46
9. Lilly Florence G Aston 1876 #3634 - 1877 #5354 lived 18 months
10. Ethel Florence Aston 1880 #16937
11. Hector Edwin Aston 1886 #27392 - 1974 #19840 aged 88
1. William Henry Aston 1857 #17227 - 1940 #20290 aged 82, born at Maryborough wed 1881 to Emma Emmerson
and lived at Landsborough
8 children 1. William George Aston 1881 #24513 - 1963 #11146 aged 81
2. Harry Aston 1883 #17775 - 1943 #20769 aged 60
3. Florence Mary Aston 1886 #4031 - 1970 #20302 aged 84, wed Forster
4. George Aston 1888 #12893
5. Edith Emily Aston 1891 #14258 - 1963 #22554 aged 72, wed Perry
6. Amy Margt Aston 1892 #34079
7. Ralph Jno Aston 1894 #4730 - 1975 #16297 aged 81
8. Percy Ronald Aston 1901 #4501 - 1901 #7584 lived 1 month

Thomas and Rachel Aston

Thomas Aston 1836 aged 24, wed Sep quarter 1858 to Rachel Haggitt 1838 aged 22 at Witney (it spans the boundaries of the counties of Berkshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire) Vol 3a Page 943, and came with William aged 2 came 1861 in January on the Shackamaxon, and lived at Yambuk, Belfast and then Footscray where the youngest children were born
12 Children 1. William Aston 1858
2. Elizabeth Aston 1861 #21452
3. Sarah Aston 1862 #24369
4. George Aston 1863 #18209
5. Anne Aston 1864 #25812
6. Thomas Aston 1866 #6690
7. Mary Jane Aston 1868 #14343
8. Thomas Henry Aston 1872 #7283
9. John Aston 1875 #646
10. May Aston 1876 #7052
11. James Aston 1880 #2660
12. Violet Aston 1881 #16645

Robert and Mary Atkins

Robert Atkins came with Mary Ann Burgess, and the children were baptised at Church of England, Gippsland & Tarraville,
4 Children 1. Bertha Sarah Atkins 1849 #25008 born at Wentworth in New South Wales (Victoria did not exist)
2. Isabella Jane Atkins 1850 #25041 - 1882 #7448 aged 29, born during Yarra Survey, died at Winchelsea
3. Eliza Charlotte Atkins 1850 #25042 born during Yarra Survey
4. Mary Jane Atkins 1851 #25093 born during Yarra Survey
3. Charlotte Atkins 1852 - 1879 #6690 aged 27 dau of Mary Ann and Robert Atkins wed 1871 #4413 to Jacob Alsop and lived at Winchelsea

Arthur and Martha Atkinson

William Peake 31 and Martha Peake 21 came Feb 1865 on the Southern Ocean.
William Peake died from Somerset parents not known 1866 #10841 aged 25, leaving a son William Peake 1865 #14800

Arthur Atkinson from Keury wed 1870 #1510 to Martha Vivian Peake c1843 from St Ives and lived at Ballarat then Williamstown
7 Children 1. Arthur William Atkinson 1870 #20941
2. James Atkinson 1872 #21114
3. Joseph Atkinson 1875 #6275
4. Martha Atkinson 1878 #20014
5. Walter Atkinson 1880 #26030
6. Christian Atkinson 1883 #20669
7. Selina Atkinson 1886 #14761
1. Arth Wm Atkinson 1870 #20941 wed 1892 to Florence Alice Margaret Grimwood

George and Elizabeth Atkinson

George Atkinson c1834 - 1863 could be the George Atkinson who arrived in Melbourne 19 Dec 1857 on King of Algeria, with William Atkinson. He wed c1858 to Elizabeth Neile c1837 - 30 May 1932 aged 95, who first wed George Garrett, and third wed John Stephen Hancock, and is credited with 15 children beginning with Mary Ann Garrett 1857 #3521 and ending with Charles Arthur Hancock 1887 #27838
4 children 1. John Job Atkinson 1859
2. Hannah Eliza Atkinson 1860 wed 1885 to John Henry Leeder
3. Elizabeth Atkinson 1863 lived short time
4. George Atkinson 4 Apr 1864 - 27 Aug 1947
4. George Atkinson 4 Apr 1864 - 13 Jun 1947, wed 8 Jun 1887 to Jessie Caroline Blabey 20 Sep 1866 - 27 Aug 1947
7 Children 1. Mabel Blanche Atkinson 12 Nov 1887 - Jan 1980
2. Isabella Iris Atkinson 18 Oct 1889 - 16 Feb 1977
3. George Lacey Atkinson 23 Jun 1893 - 24 Jan 1895 lived 18 months
4. Ivy Marian Atkinson 27 Jul 1895 - 25 Dec 1949, wed (1) Sam Ryder and (2) Thomas Davey
5. Daisy Jessica Atkinson 20 Sep 1897 - 23 Jun 1909 aged 12 years
6. Albert Henry Atkinson 5 Apr 1901 wed Jean Butcher
7. Reginald Alfred Atkinson 24 Nov 1904 wed Mavis Cole
6.1. Mabel Blanche Atkinson 12 Nov 1887 - Jan 1980 wed c1910 to John Francis Arnel, 5 Children
6.2. Isabella Iris Atkinson 18 Oct 1889 - 16 Feb 1977 wed 18 Oct 1919 to Frank Wallace
1 Child 1. Lesley Blanche Wallace 1920, 3 chn
6.6. Albert Henry Atkinson 5 Apr 1901 wed Jean Butcher, 2 Children
6.7. Reginald Alfred Atkinson 24 Nov 1904 wed Mavis Cole, 1 Child

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