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John and Mary Bassett Argus,
Nicholas and Priscilla Allison Argus,
Thomas and Edith Veale Argus,


John and Mary Bassett Angus/Argus - Pioneer

See FirstFamily2001 page for John and Mary Argus
See Family Group for John Argus by Frank Argus
2. John Argus wed Apr-Jun 1843 to Mary Bassett in district Holsworthy which spans the boundaries of the counties of Cornwall and Devon
John Argus 28 Jun 1819 - 8 May 1898 aged 78, son of Priscilla Allison and Nicholas Argus, born at Tregony, Cornwall, came to Port Phillip 1844 with Mary Bassett chr 9 Sep 1821 - 29 Aug 1904 aged 83, dau of Ann Blythe and William Bassett of Tetcott, Devonshire, UK, and lived in Mt Moriac, Vic
4 Children 1. William Argus christened 14 Jun 1844 - 13 Jan 1910 aged 65
2. John Thomas Argus 1847,
3. Matilda Argus 1853 - 21 Aug 1926 aged 73, Shepparton, Vic
5. Elizabeth Ann Argus 22 Apr 1854 - 13 May 1888 aged 34
6. Mary Ann Argus 1863 #3854 - 12 Oct 1944 aged 79, Mooroopna,
2. William Bassett Argus 14 Jun 1844 - 13 Jan 1910 aged 65, son of John Argus and Mary Basset, born in Collingwood, Vic, and died in York, WA, wed 13 Apr 1868 #2218 to Ann Marie Trewin 1845 - 14 Jun 1891 aged 45, lived in Barrabool Hills, Shepparton, Tallagaroopna
13 Children 1. Wm John Lawrence Argus 1869 #7501 - 1870 #3754 lived 1 year
2. Thomas Henry Argus 1870 #21985
3. Mary Ann Argus 1872 #7746
4. Julia Matilda Louisa Angus 26 May 1874 - 22 May 1963 5. Henrietta Eliza Argus 1876 #5417
6. Laurence Trewin Argus 1878 #11812
7. William John Argus 14 Jun 1880 #18755 - Feb 1967 aged 86, wed Ruby Manwaring of Cootamundra, NSW
8. Albert Charles Argus 1882 #19124 died
9. Francis Louis Argus 1884 #13250 - 1884 #10813 lived 3 months
10. Raymond Bassett Argus 1885 #21903 - 13 May 1964 died in Qld, wed Dorothy June Goffage
11. Harold Ernest Argus 1887 #7192
12. Jessie Argus 1889 #16991 - 1930 wed Frederick Wm James Nicholls 1889 - 1918, 2 sons
13. Olive Alma Argus 1891 #17672 - 1891 #12341 lived 4 months
2. Thomas Henry Argus 1870 #21985 - Mar 1957 died in Perth, WA, wed Isabella Walker 8 Oct 1870 - 25 Dec 1956 aged 86, born Vic,
3. Mary Ann Argus 1872 #7746 - 1906, wed James Ward, child Clifford Ward 13 Mar 1907 - 27 May 1989
4. Julia Matilda Louisa Angus 26 May 1874 - 22 May 1963 died in West Wyalong, NSW, wed William Campbell 7 Sep 1874 - 6 Dec 1900, 5 chn
5. Henrietta Eliza Argus 4 Jan 1876 #5417 - 1 Apr 1966 aged 90, wed 1899 to William Walsh 7 Feb 1868 - 3 Apr 1947, 3 dau
6. Laurence Trewin Argus 1878 #11812 - 2 Jan 1918, wed Minnie Grace North 1877 - 1967, 6 chn
3. John Thomas Argus 1847 #10422 - 26 Apr 1928 aged 80, wed 1872 #3888 to Emma Grace Trewin Oct-Dec 1850 - 28 Jan 1935, born in Stratton, UK, lived at Ceres, Echuca, vic, then in 1890 moved to Wagga Wagga, NSW, Emma died in Toowoomba, Qld
13 Children 1. Albert William Argus 14 Jul 1873 - 19 Jul 1983 aged 90
2. Frederick Trewin Argus 1874 #21621 - 1 Nov 1950
3. John Thomas Argus 1876 #15752 - 7 Nov 1942 wed Mary Ann OMalley died 26 Oct 1936, chn born in West Aust
4. May Isabel Argus 27 Apr 1878 #8717 - 6 Nov 1926
5. Henry Bryon Argus 29 Feb 1880 #8282 - 13 Sep 1952 aged 72
6. Alexander Alfred Argus 8 Apr 1882 #8838 - 1962 aged 80, wed 1919 to Martha Ann Graham 1900 - 1984
7. Emma Matilda Mary Argus 1884 #16463 - 1885 #4953 lived 11 months
8. Francis Charles Argus 19 Jul 1885 - 16 Aug 1956 aged 71, wed c1906 to Alice Alicia Katherine Gordon 22 May 1885 - 16 Oct 1970
9. Ethel Jessie Argus 1887 #19174
10. Ruth Alice Argus 1889 #35136 - 1890 #13835 lived 11 months
11. Louis W Argus 1890
12. Twin Daisy Maude Argus 1892 #36401 - 11 Oct 1917
13. Twin Claude Aubrey Argus 1892 #36402 - 1892 #15507 lived 3 months
1. Albert William Argus 14 Jul 1873 - 19 Jul 1983 aged 90 wed Lucy Agnes Sandilands 27 Aug 1872 #26756 - 12 Dec 1906, dau of Lucy Hicks and Henry George Sandilands, born at Templestow
Henry George Sandilands wed 1864 #1273 to Lucy Hicks
2. Frederick Trewin Argus 1874 #21621 - 1 Nov 1950 wed Alice Maude Hallford 1885 - 11 May 1943
4. May Isabel Argus 27 Apr 1878 #8717 - 6 Nov 1926 wed 1897 to Wm James Trotter 1872 - 1940
12. Twin Daisy Maude Argus 21 Aug 1892 #36401 - 11 Oct 1917 wed John Harley 1882 #20075 - 25 Jun 1953, son of Katherine Sinclair and John Harley of Whroo
4. Matilda Argus 1853 - 21 Aug 1926 #11789 aged 76, Shepparton, Vic wed 13 Apr 1868 to William Trewin 1844 - 14 May 1870 aged 26,

Matilda Trewin wed 1891 #749 to John Coldwell 1845 - 26 Oct 1926 died in Shapparton widowed husband of her sister
1 Child 1. Edith Matilda Trewin 1869 #24050, Mount Moriac
5. Elizabeth Ann Argus 22 Apr 1854 - 13 May 1888 aged 34, born in Brighton, died in Tallygaroopna, Vic wed 1872 #2265 to John Coldwell b. 1845 - 26 Oct 1926 #15848 aged 82, son of Isabella Taylor and Thomas Coldwell, born County Tyrone, Ireland, Shepparton, Vic, Lived at Mount Moriac, Tallygaroopna,
9 Children 1. Mary Ann (Polly) Coldwell 28 Jan 1873 #4525 - 12 Dec 1963, dau Lily Coldwell 1901 #21805
2. Matilda Adelaide Coldwell 9 Sep 1874 #24690 - 1 Nov 1938
3. Hamilton Coldwell 22 Mar 1876 #12305 - 24 Nov 1962 wed Rosabella Williams
4. Albert John Coldwell 20 May 1878 #11831 - 9 Jul 1964
5. Frederick William Coldwell 27 Sep 1879 #19422 - 19 Aug 1968
6. Ernest Charles Coldwell 27 Dec 1880 registered 1881 #5641 - 11 Nov 1881 #12020 lived 11 months,
7. Sydney James Coldwell 16 Jun 1884 #13252 - 6 May 1967,
8. Ethel Isabella Coldwell 3 Jun 1886 #22468 - 12 Sep 1950,
9. Elizabeth Ann Coldwell 13 May 1888 #16102 - 1 Sep 1944
2. Matilda Adelaide Coldwell 9 Sep 1874 #24690 - 1 Nov 1938 #18839 aged 64, wed Ralph William Roe 1872 #16744 - 1944 #21374 aged 71, son of Lorinda Maria Franklin and Richard Roe
4. Albert John Coldwell 20 May 1878 #11831 - 9 Jul 1964 aged 86, wed Catherine Jane Anderson 1873 #18994 - 1927 #3441 aged 53, dau of Mary Murray Sanderson wed 1872 #2210 to David Anderson
5. Frederick William Coldwell 27 Sep 1879 #19422 - 19 Aug 1968 wed Eleanor Jewell 1874 #22412 - 1943 #6886 aged 67, dau of Rebecca Rosevear and Samuel Jewell, born at Nerring
7. Sydney James Coldwell 16 Jun 1884 #13252 - 6 May 1967, wed Amelia Maude Benson 1886 #22049 - 1941 #20088 aged 55, dau of Harriet Radley and Arthur Benson
8. Ethel Isabella Coldwell 3 Jun 1886 #22468 - 12 Sep 1950 #21388 aged 64, wed Nathan Roger Guthrie 1882 #5465 son of Ann Roulston and Thomas Guthrie
9. Elizabeth Ann Coldwell 13 May 1888 #16102 - 1 Sep 1944, wed John Shepherd Fletcher 1889 #7529 - 1954 #21553 aged 65, son of Alice Roe and George Hy Fletcher
George Henry Fletcher from UK, wed 1875 #2282 to Alice Roe 1857 #756 dau of Lorinda Franklin wed 1853 #3784 to Richard Roe, at Methodist church, Melb
John Shepherd Fletcher is a nephew of Ralph William Roe
6. Mary Ann Argus 1863 #3854 - 12 Oct 1944 #22974 aged 81, wed 1890 #564 to William Bowey d. 1920 and lived at Tallygaroopna, Mooroopna,
14 Children 1. Edith Amy Bowey 1891 #28125 - 1894 #4082 lived 2 years
2. Arthur Willie Bowey 1894 #7368 - 1975 #11040 aged 81
12. Twin Daisy Maude Argus 21 Aug 1892 - 11 Oct 1917, wed John Harley 30 May 1882 - 25 Jun 1953, not in Vic records after 1920
4 Children 1. Jessie Maude Harley
2. Daphne May Harley 30 Mar 1915
3. Daisy Isobel Harley 28 Aug 1916 - 1 Apr 1919, Shepparton, Vic
4. John Sinclair Harley 11 Oct 1917 - 11 Oct 1917

Nicholas and Priscilla Allison Angus/Argus

Produced by: Frank Argus, 7 Bevington Road, Glenunga, South Australia 5064, See Family Group for John Argus by Frank Argus
Nicholas Argus chr 25 Mar 1787, wed 18 Dec 1813 to Priscilla Allison chr 26 Jan 1786 in Calne, Wilts, buried 20 Mar 1825 aged 39, in Cuby with Tregony church, Cornwall.
4 Children 1. Thomas Argus born 2 Feb 1817 and died 28 May 1906 aged 89, in Vic, Australia
2. John Argus 28 Jun 1819 - 8 May 1898 both died in Vic, Australia,
3. Nicholas Argus 7 Mar 1822 stayed in Cornwall,
4. William Argus 7 Aug 1824 lived 2 years,

Thomas and Edith Veale Argus - Pioneer

Produced by: Frank Argus, 7 Bevington Road, Glenunga, South Australia 5064, See Family Group for John Argus by Frank Argus
See Page 31, of Frank Argus web site, who records -
Thomas Argus 2 Feb 1817 - 28 May 1906, of Cuby With Tregony, Cornwall, England, wed Edith Veale Cole (christened on 20 May 1821, born in Clawton, Devonshire, England - died on 22 Jan 1903 in Devenish, Victoria, Australia). Came on Board Ship Lord William Bentick. Lewis Cole Argus (born in 1841 in Clawton, Devonshire, England - died in 1844 on Board Ship ), and Priscilla Argus (born in 1843 in Clawton, Devonshire, England - died in 1845 in Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia). 8 more chn

1. Thomas Argus born 2 Feb 1817 and died 28 May 1906 aged 89, wed Edith Veale Cole 1821 - 23 Jan 1903, died at Devenish, Vic, has tomb stone

Thomas Angus 24 hus of Edith (family 01) Labourer Prot reads Devon arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Edith Angus 23 wife of Thomas (family 01) Prot both Devon arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Jervis Angus 2 died 18 Aug during voyage son of Thomas (family 01) Prot Devon on the Lord William Bentinck
(From Family History Lewis Cole Argus was born Dec 1841, died 1844 at Sea.)
Priscilla Angus 18 months dau of Thomas (family 01) Prot Devon arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Priscilla Argus Births Mar 1843 in Holsworthy district which spans the boundaries of the counties of Cornwall and Devon, died 1845 in Collingwood
Thomas Argus and Edith Veale Argus christened Priscilla 1846, Anscott Cole 1847, total family 10 children
Edith Veale Argus dress maker Little Brunswick st Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory The Port Phillip (Mouritz) Directory of 1847 indicates that "Thomas Argus, labourer, and his wife Edith Veale Argus, dressmaker, were living in Little Brunswick Street Collingwood.
Thomas Argus, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Thomas Argus labourer Little Brunswick st Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory

10 Children 1. Jervis/Lewis Angus 2 died 18 Aug 1844
2. Priscilla Argus Births Mar 1843 in Holsworthy district UK, died 1845
3. Priscilla Argus 1846 #10193 - 2 May 1920br> 4. Anscott Cole Argus 1847 #10404 - 1909
5. Francis Thomas Argus 1850 #10787 - 18 Nov 1926 aged 76 died in Brisbane
6. John Thomas Argus 1852 #11222 - 29 Jun 1910
7. Mary Jane Argus 1854 #1133 - 20 Nov 1938
8. Samuel Argus 1857 - 1923, Kerang
9. Edith Ann Argus 1863 #16416
10. Elizabeth Ann Argus 1867 #17440 - 1942, wed Andrew Beattie,
3. Priscilla Argus 1846 #10193 - 2 May 1920 wed 1870 #2272 to John Roberts 1834 - 1916, born in Cornwall
1 Child 1. John Thomas 1871 #4747 born at Newlands
4. Anscott Cole Argus 1847 #10404 - 1909, wed 1872 #1608 to Louisa Thomas 1853 - 1934
Louisa Thomas 1850 #33014 dau of Ann Jane Hawkins and Joseph Thomas, born at Dry Creek, christened Melb Methodist.
5. Francis Thomas Argus 1850 #10787 - 18 Nov 1926 aged 76 died in Brisbane, wed 1878 #3039 to Lydia Arnold 1859 #19560 dau of Sarah Watts and David Arnold
Francis Angus and Lydia lived at Benalla, Devenish, Coburg
6 Children 1. Francis William Angus 1879 #7143
2. Florence Edith Alberta Angus 1880 #13529
3. Lydia Elsie Angus 1882 #22336 - 1886 #5151 lived 3 years
4. Robert Nicholas Angus 1884 #16221
5. Percy Mervyn Angus 1889 #2733
6. Myrtle Angus 1892 #12222 - 1892 #5829 lived 1 day
6. John Thomas Argus 1852 #11222 - 29 Jun 1910 wed 1879 #4731 to Emma Woolacott 1851 - 1923 died at Wagga dau of Frost and John George Woolacott aged 27 came Dec 1854 on the Agra with Leath Woolacott aged 25, Bessy Woolacott aged 2 and Jane Woolacott aged 0, Leah Butcher and George Woolacott registered Georgina Woollacott 1857 #5164 and George Woollacott 1859 #10706
John Angus and Emma lived at Coburg, Devenish then about 1886 back to Fitzroy
6 Children 1. Herbert Angus 1881 #22367
2. Caroline Angus 1883 #1932
3. Lewis/Louis William Angus 1884 #16227 - 1887 #1628 lived 2 yearss
4. Twin Sarah Constance Angus 1888 #2872 - 1888 #1462 lived 2 months
5. Twin Edith Vail Angus 1888 #2873 - 1888 #1458 lived 1 month
6. Lewis Wm Angus 1891 #11068
7. Mary Jane Argus 1854 #1133 - 20 Nov 1938 wed 1877 #4928 to John James Bennett 1847 - 1909 and lived at Dookie,
6 Children 1. Thomas James Bennett 1878 #15248
2. John Henry Bennett 1880 #8106
3. Mary Bennett 1882 #2014
4. Alfred Lewis Bennett 1884 #2044
5. Charles Bennett 1887 #26967
8. Samuel Argus 1857 - 1923, Kerang wed 1882 #5101 to Ann Arnold 1862 #20702 - 24 Apr 1901 dau of Sarah Watts and David Arnold who lived in Geelong 1856 then Barrabool, Ceres
Samuel Angus and Ann lived at Devenish
6 Children 1. Ernest Edward Angus 1883 #1935
2. Annie Mabel Angus 1884 #8804
3. Lesly Angus 1886 #9699
4. Samuel Edgar Angus 1888 #2367
9. Edith Ann Argus 1863 #16416 wed 1883 #1389 to Alfred Walter Thomas 1860 #6878 son of Ann Jane Hawkins wed 1849 #3537 to Joseph Thomas at Melbourne Methodist church
Alfred Thomas and Edith lived at Tungamah, Fitzroy, Devenish, 4 Children
10. Elizabeth Ann Argus 1867 #17440 - 16 Sep 1942, wed 1906 to Andrew Beattie 1864 #25761 son of Jane Anderson and Alexander Beattie
Alexander Beattie wed 1854 #2428 to Jane Anderson 1834 - 1888 #1248 aged 53, dau of Jane Wallace and Andrew Anderson, died at Devenish
Jane Anderson nee Wallace 1797 - 1881 #3232 aged 83, dau of Jessie and James Wallace, died at Woodstock
Andrew Anderson 1883 #7313 aged 78, son of Andrew Anderson, died at Ballarat
1 Child 1. Thomas Andrew Beattie 11 June 1908 - 17 June 1908 lived 6 days


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