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Hugh Adams, Robert Adam, Robert Adams, William Adams, Jesse Adams, John Adams,


Hugh Adams

Hugh Adams 1761 - 1849 is believed to be born at Adamstown, Parish of Rokeel, Broughshire, Ballymena, Northern Ireland. He and his wife Margaret Carleton 1780-1857 had 3 sons who migrated to Wangoom/Warrnambool
4 children   1. John Adams 1813 - 1897
2. Hugh Adams 1819 - 1899
3. Samuel Adams 1822 - 1909
4. Martha Adams 1824 wed Robert Esler of Lisamurrican, County Antrim

1. John Adams 1813 - 29 Sep 1897, came 1841 to Wangoom, Victoria, wed 1853 to Agnes Warning,
6 children 1. Jane Adams 1854 #7010 - 1865 #2722 aged 10 years (Mother called Nancy)
2. John Adams 1857 #15714 - 1865 #2721 aged 8 years
3. Margaret Adams 1859 #20060
4. Mary Ann Adams 1862 #24075-1935
5. Agnes Adams 1864 #12165
6. Hugh Warning Adams 1866 #18537 - 1959
2. Hugh Adams 1819 - 21 Oct 1899, arrived at Melbourne 11 Sept 1849 on the Courier. On the same ship was Jane White aged 25 (born 1828), and her brother John White aged 23. Jane wed 5 Dec 1853 to Hugh Adams and died 11 March 1888 aged 60, daughter of Margaret McClure and John White.
6 children 1. Margaretta Adams 1854 #7009 - 1949
2. John White Adams 1856 #-1931
3. Martha Adams 1858 #7535
4. Elizabeth Mary Adams 1860 #14888 -1914
5. Hugh Adams 1862 #18068 -1952
6. Mary Adams 1864 #12173 lived 5 days.

3. Samuel Adams 1822 - 1909 wed Mary Ann Barber in Ireland and 4 children were born before they came to Victoria on the 'Typhoon' 1852-3.
The Typhoon was a new iron vessel on her maiden voyage, the first iron vessel to leave Scotland, leaving Greenock on 22 Sept 1852. She was dismasted by rough weather in Bay Biscay and put in to Liston for 10 weeks where new wooden masts were fitted.
She arrived at Melbourne 4 March 1853
Her passengers included Samuel Adams 30, Mrs Adams 30, Esther 7, Hugh 6, Alexander 2 and infant John died during the voyage.
Samuel and Mary Ann purchased 320 acres at Wangoom, called 'Cherry Hill' and 2 daughters were born, Margaret 1855 #5026 and Martha 1856 #9238.
Mary Ann Barber was born 1823 at Glenwherry? County Antuim, Northern Ireland and died at Wangoom on 13 Aug 1858, aged 35, daughter of Esther and Alexander Barber.
6 Children 1. Esther Adams 1846
2. Hugh Adams 1847
3. Alexander Adams 1852 wed 1878 #4565 to Jane Glasgow
4. John Adams 1853 died during the voyage
5. Margaret Adams 1855 #5026
6. Martha Adams 1856 #9238
1. Esther Adams 1846 wed 1878 #812 to Thomas Smith and lived at Eaglehawk
4 Children 1. Mary Jane Smith 1880 #15237
2. George Thomas Smith 1883 #23114
3. Thomas Smith 1886 #17857 lived 2 days
4. Esther Smith 1888 #2525 lived 7 months
3.2 Hugh Adams 1847 - 1915, wed 1867 #1785 to Eliza Flett from Stromness and lived at Laen. He died at Warnambool.
9 children   1. Isabella Adams 1868 #12892
2. Mary Ann Adams 1870 #12481
3. Margaret Adams 1872 #27056
4. Elizabeth Katherine Adams 1874 #25069
5. Samuel James Adams 1877 #2037 - 1938 died at Charlton
6. Hugh Adams 1878 #8443 lived 9 months
7. John Adams 1880 #9848
8. Alexander William Adams 1882 #24117
9. Martha Adams 1883 #24499

5. Samuel James Adams 1877 #2037 - 1938 died at Charlton wed 1908 #3224 to Eliza Edith May Hancock 1883 #23006, daughter of Eliza Ann Stacey and Richard Hancock (not 'our' Hancock family)
2 children 1. Alfred Hancock Adams 1902
2. Harold James Adams 5 May 1909 #9572 - ?
Harold James Adams 5 May 1909 #9572 - ? wed Amelia Primrose Judd
3. Alexander Adams 1852 wed 1878 #4565 to Jane Glasgow from Antrim and lived at Laen
3 children 1. Annie Glasgow Adams 1880 #16906
2. Martha Jane Adams 1885 #11209
3. Mary Anne Barber Adams 1887 #21020
4. Robt Alex Adams 1890 #14503

Jesse Adams

Jesse Adams wed 1859 #1939 to Leah Adams and lived at Newham then Woodend
7 Children 1. Elizabeth Adams 1861 #5121
2. Mary Ann Adams 1862 #18277
3. Matilda Adams 1864 #12433
4. George Adams 1866 #18756
5. Jesse Adams 1868 #20516
6. Leah Adams 1871 #27265
7. Albert Adams 1874 #20203
4. Geo Adams 1866 #18756 wed 1893 #5469 to Louisa Maw and lived at Woodend
2 Children 1. Edwd Geo Adams 1894 #16786
2. Alice Maud Adams 1898 - 1899 #16571 lived 1 year
5. Jesse Adams 1868 #20516 wed 1890 #7052 to Mary Harriett Maw lived at Woodend,
6 children 1. Mary Jane Adams 1890 #37635
2. Matilda Adams 1892 #9122
3. Henry William Adams 1893 #18152
4. James Harvey Adams 1895 #25656
5. Esther May Adams 1899 #3142
6. Jesse Wm Adams 1901 #7660

John Adams

John Adams from North Wales wed 1882 #4769 to Mary Ann Beazley 1852 #20722 daughter of Ann (maybe Angelina Grey) and George Beazley born at Collingwood, and lived at Mordialloc then at Cheltenham
4 children 1. Samuel Geo Gray Adams 1883 #18303 lived 7 months
2. William John Adams 1884 #19003
3. Mary Ann Adams 1885 #27441
4. Elsie Adams 1887 #18240
4. Elsie May Adams possibly Elsie Adams 1887 #18240 daughter of Mary Ann Beazley and John Adams born at Cheltenham, wed 1908 #2184 to Arthur Clapp 1878 #13177 - 1912 #12795 aged 34, and lived at Colac then Berringa, 4 Children

Robert Adam

Robert Adam 1822 - 12 May 1885 aged 63, born in Ayr, Scotland, wed 30 Jun 1852 in Glasgow to Ann Houston Borland c1830 - 3 Sep 1911 born at Paisley, Scotland. They sailed for Australia on the Mobile, arriving 12 Oct 1852 (with surname Adams). Both are buried at Inglewood. The family came to Tarnagulla about 1860, before choosing the Inglewood area.
8 children   1. Robert Alexander Adam 1854 #1148
2. John Adam 1855 #9369
3. Alexander Borland Adam Feb 1857 - 18 Nov 1858 aged 10 months
3. Alexander Borland Adam 1859 #15790 lived 1 year
4. Henry Palmer Adam 1861 #16465 - 1946 #21090 aged 85
5. Catherine Adam 1862
6. Henry Adam 1863
7. Patrick Adam 1865
8. William Adam 1867 #10122 - 8 Jun 1867
4. Henry Palmer Adam 1861 #16465 - 1946 #21090 aged 85 wed 1888 #2432x1889 to Ellen Sedwell Collins from Devonshire, lived at Serpentine, bendigo
2 children 1. Robert Henry Adam 1889 #23648X1935
2. Nellie Sedwell Adam 1893 #35108

Robert Adams

Robert Adams aged 24 (1828) arrived at Melbourne in October 1852 on the Emily and wed 1853 to Mary McKinnon.
4 children   1. Mary Ann Adams 1857 - 1948, mother called Mary McKenny, death Cert has Mckinnon
2. Cath Adams 1867 - mother McKinnon
3. un-named female 1868
4. Emma Adams 1869
1. Mary Ann Adams 1857 #9907 - 1948 #21097 aged 90, wed 1876 #1322 to James Aldous, she was born at Woollert and died at Mansfield

William Adams

William Adams from Cornwall wed 1885 #485 to Annie Guy from Birmingham, lived at Sandhurst later called Bendigo
5 Children 1. Mary Adams 1885 #5902 - 1885 #3350 lived 1 day
2. William Adams 1886 #29510
3. Annie Gertrude Adams 1889 #16230
4. Sophia Adams 1891 #9436
5. Jno Guy Adams 1895 #1034
4. Sophia Adams 1892 wed 1911 William Henry Tarr, 9 Children

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