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James Alfred Bowles, Edwin Alfred Bowley, Robert Box,
John and Elizabeth Boyd, John and Ann Marie Boyd, William Boyd,


James Alfred Bowles

James Alfred Bowles 1828 - 1879 #6534 aged 51, son of Sarah Wood and Richard Bowles born in Sussex, wed 1857 #2714 to Mary Ann Lamperd 1840 - 1920 #2830 aged 80,
12 Children 1. Alfred William Bowles 1858 #8605
2. John Richard Bowles 1859 #21405
3. Gustavus Edward Bowles 1861 #16679 lived 5 years
4. Harry Wood Percival Bowles 1863 #10496
5. Ernest Wesley James Bowles 1865 #4193
6. Frederick Gibson Florence Rocke Bowles 1866
7. Eveline Charlotte Augusta Bowles 1868 #19271
8. Louis Phillip Francis Bowles 1870 #25987 lived 3 months
9. Louisa Bessie Amelia Bowles 1872 #5270 - 1934 #943 aged 62
10. Octavius Francis Herbert Bowles 1873 #20697
11. Aubrey Marcus Gerald Bowles 1875 #12876 - 1922 #4047 aged 47
12. Minnie Clara Isabell Bowles 1876 #26341 lived 18 months
1. Alfred William Bowles 1858 #8605 - 1918 #7581 aged 60, wed 1886 #1256 to Elizabeth Jane Plummer from Berkshire, and lived at Nagambie
5 Children 1. Francis Alfred Jos Bowles 1887 #5343
2. Aubrey Denham Bowles 1888 #31827
3. Vivian Harold Bowles 1889 #33631
5. Owen Vivian Bowles 1893 #33944
5. Ivy Mary Muriel Bowles 1897 #5389
2. John Richard Bowles 1859 #21405 wed 1890 #2755 to Maria Agnes Akers nee Sharp, widowed in 1888 with two sons who both died aged about 25 in Avenel
Maria Agnes used the surname Akers when she wed, and Sharp when each child was registered.
7 children 1. Eveline Ada May Bowles 1891 #8541
2. Ernest Everett Bowles 1893 #18699 - 1960 #23170 aged 66, wed 1919 #11359 to Annie Eleanor Park
3. Minnie Lillian Viole Bowles 1895 #8784
4. Olive Mary Florence Bowles 1897 #7977 - 1977 #16842 aged 80, wed 1917 #2364 to Felix Wikman
5. Daisy Irene Isabel Bowles 1899 #23687 wed 1917 #8392 to Geo August Hansen or Hanson
6. Bessie Linda Bowles 1902 #7343
7. Ruby Grace Agnes Bowles 1904 #7367
4. Harry Wood Percival Bowles 1863 #10496 wed 1899 #6514 to Alice Minnie Melbourne 1875 #18555, no known issue
6. Frederick Gibson Florence Rocke Bowles 1866 wed 1895 #4918 to Margaret Cameron
2 children 1. Pearl Isabel Ivy Bowles 1898 #7056
2. Myrtle Carol Bowles 1900 #21886
9. Louisa Bessie Amelia Bowles 1872 #5270 - 1934 #943 aged 62, wed 1894 #3252 to Jno Thos Wm Bower 1867 #22567
11. Aubrey Marcus Gerald Bowles 1875 #12876 - 1922 #4047 aged 47, wed 1899 #4752 to Grace Langford Sidebottom 1879 - 1958 #20345 aged 79, daughter of Susan Baker and Sam Sidebottom
Ida Mary Bowles died 1921 #420 possibly as an infant
No other children were found in the Victorian Indexes


Edwin Alfred Bowley

Edwin Alfred Bowley 1831 - 1895 age 64, son of Eleanor Hobden and John Bowley, wed 2 Jun 1850 at Brighton, Sussex, to Ann Isles 01 Jan 1829, Christening: 08 Feb 1829 Dorset Gardens Wesleyan, Brighton UK,
Isabella Hobden Izard 1829 - 1888 #13453 aged 59 daughter of Eleanor Hobden and John Bowley died at Fitzroy, wife of Henry John Izard who registered their first child born in Victoria 1858, appears to be a sister to Edwin.

Edwin Alfred Bowley 1831 aged 23 from Sussex came Dec 1854 on the Tudor as Assisted British Immigrants with Ann Iles 1832 aged 25, and two children, and lived at Creswick
10 Children 1. Edwin Bowley 1851
2. Ann Bowley 1853
3. Wm Iles Bowley 1855 #993
4. Robert Hobden Bowley 1857 #8263
5. Frank Bowley 1859 #19412
6. John Alfred Bowley 1862 #7804
7. Eleanor Isabella Bowley 1865 #1820 wed 1887 to Frederick Gee
8. Emma Clywick Bowley 1867 #14228
9. Elizabeth Jenner Bowley 1870 #1905
10. Henry Bowley 1872 #15516
1. Edwin Bowley 6 Dec 1850 wed 30 Aug 1877 #2634 to Julia Isabella Izard dau of Isabella Hobden Bowley and Henry John Izard from Sussex, and lived at Creswick
5 Children 1. William Izard Bowley 1878 #22036
2. Ada Bowley 1880 #14910 - 1882 #1145 lived 1 year
3. Mary Bowley 1882 #8505
4. Albert Frederick Bowley 1884 #23822
5. Elenor Hewitt Bowley 1887 #10329
From on Mon, 9 Oct 2006

Hi, I have been looking at your reference to the Bowley family from Creswick.
E.A. Bowley's 2nd child, Ann Bowley although not married had a son Charles Curtis Bowley 1871 #15547, raised as E.A.'S son.
C.C.Bowley is my great grandfather he had 4 children, Raymond Charles Bowley, his only son, my grandfather, had 5 daughters and 2 sons, my mother, Marjorie is his eldest child still living at 82, she has great knowledge of the family.
Regards Janet Anderson


3. William Iles Bowley 1855 #993 wed 1886 #4897 to Elizabeth Ann James 1866 #14174 born at Creswick, and lived at Creswick
9 Children 1. William James Bowley 1887 #10323 - Sep 1964 wed 1923 to Avis Lillian Wilson and then to Ruby Elsie MacIntoch
2. Annie Bowley 1889 - 25 May 1943 wed 1912 to William Robert Cliffton
3. Elizabeth Bowley 1890 - 19 Aug 1960 wed 1927 to John Thomas Cliffton
4. Florence Ada Bowley 1893 - 31 Mar 1957 wed William Thomas Frederick Riddiford
5. Henry Alfred Bowley 1895 - 29 Nov 1979 wed 1924 to Elsie Meryl\Myrtle Bree
6. Jessie Bowley 1897 - 24 Mar 1954 wed 1924 to Francis Patrick Grady
7. Lillian Bowley 1897 - Feb 1898
8. Edwin Victor Bowley 1901 wed Una Vera Terrill
9. Elsie Lillian Bowley 1903 - 1 Feb 1949 wed c1929 to Frank Powell Williams
4. Robert Hobden Bowley 1857 #8263 wed 1882 #4376 to Emma Jane Tizzer 1862 #1876 and lived at Creswick
11 Children 1. Jessie Louisa Bowley 1883 #8440 - 29 Jun 1895 at Creswick
2. Emily Maude Bowley 1884 #23825 wed 1908 to Frederick George Vague 1883,"1869 son of Margaretta Bennetts and Frederick George Vague at Creswick
3. Robert Bowley 1886 #2201 - 7 Oct 1927 at Creswick.
4. Alfred Hobden Bowley 1887 #10354 - 27 Sep 1956
5. Walter James Bowley 1889 - 1969 wed 1921 to Doris Jack Gould 1897 #23520, dau of Julia Hancock and William Gould
6. Stanley Bowley 1891 - 1976 aged 85, wed 31 Aug 1926 at St Matthew's Ch Newlyn, to Maud Myles 1896 #29868, dau of Elizabeth Jane Dance and Thomas Myles
7. Ivy Bowley 1893 wed 1921 to Nelson Slade 1888,"28583 son of Mary Doran and John Spence Slade at Creswick
8. Alexander Nicholson Bowley 1895 - 17 Jul 1921 at Melbourne East.He was a Brickcarter.
9. Eva Jane Bowley 1897.
10. Holly Bowley 1898.
11. Gordon Bowley 1903 - 1955 aged 52, wed 1929 to Phyllis Byass
5. Frank Bowley 1859 #19412 wed 1885 #5173 to Isabella Johns who appears to be Isabella Carolin Johns 1862 #18758 born at Ballarat, and lived at Creswick
1st Child 1. Ruby Bowley 1885 #24768R
1. Ruby Bowley possibly Ruby Bowley 1885 #24768R wed 1909 #7879 to Ernest Victor Clapp 1884 #7101 - 1931 #14808 aged 47, and lived at Creswick, 4 Children
5. Eleanor Isabella Bowley 1865 #1820 wed 1887 #5238 to Frederick Gee
6. John Alfred Bowley 1862 wed 1893 to Sarah Sophia Chalkley, dau of Elizabeth Hemming and Thomas Chalkley
7. Eleanor Isabella Bowley 1865 wed Frederick Gee, son of Elizabeth Lavars and Edward Gee
9. Elizabeth Jenner Bowley 1870 wed 1902 to Andrew Thomas Lawrence, son of Margaret Dykes and Robert Lawrence

Robert Box

From on Thu, 10 Mar 2005

My G-Grandfather the youngest son of Samuel Nicholls and Elizabeth Pryor/Prior also came to Australia, arriving with his family in 1889, he settled in Ballarat.

My 'cousin' Jan Wood in England has been helping with our Nicholls research and just recently we discovered that Robert Box (who arrived in Victoria with his children in 1858) was the husband of William, Samuel and Joseph's eldest sister Jane Pryor/Prior Nicholls. This of course means that there are descendants of four branches of Samuel and Elizabeth's family living in Australia.

Samuel and Elizabeth had
William, Samuel and Joseph who each came to Victoria
eldest daughter Jane Pryor/Prior Nicholls who wed Robert Box and came to Victoria
John who lived at times in both Devon and Wales,
Phillip who was an Innkeeper at Melindwr, Wales,
Elizabeth who married and lived at Tavistock
and Mary Ann who married and went to South Africa with her husband and son.

Are you connected to the Nicholls family? If you are interested in hearing more about the family I can send more information through to you.
Warmest regards,
Athalie Taylor
Launceston, Tasmania


Robert Box 42 came from Wales Aug 1858 on the Africa with Matilda Box 15, Elisabeth Box 12, Samuel Box 9 and Emma Box 6

Matilda Box 1843 wed 1859 #1295 to Hugh Oates and lived at Clunes
10 children 1. Jane Oates 1860 #10556 - 1869 #784 lived 8 years
2. Emma Oates 1862 - 1863 #6121 lived 7 months
3. Hugh Oates 1864 #14092
4. William Henry Oates 1866 #20335
5. Phillip Oates 1869 #14454 - 1872 #8845 lived 3 years
6. Samuel Oates 1872 #1378 - 1876 #936 lived 4 years
7. James Leonard Oates 1874 #1289
8. John Oates 1876 #15005
9. Matilda Oates 1879 #14854 - 1882 #4842 lived 3 years
10. Thomas Oates 1881 #22328
Elizabeth Jane Box 1845 - 1886 #12234 aged 41, daughter of Robert Box, wed 1860 #3272 to William Cross and lived at Clunes, 8 children

Samuel Box 1849 from Wales wed 1880 #1658 to Jane Nicholls 6 Nov 1859, daughter of Emily Treloar and William Nicholls, (a cousin, see letter above) and lived at Williamstown
6 children 1. Emily Jane Box 1881 #6355 lived 1 year
2. Robert Samuel Box 1881 #26969
3. Percy Harold Box 1883 #6183
4. Arthur William Box 1884 #28681 lived 3 months
5. Norman Hector Box 1885 #29753 lived 1 month
6. Eva May Box 1893 #18038

Emma Box 1852 wed 1869 #1490 to Alexander White Hick and lived at Clunes and later at Williamstown
7 children 1. Selina Jane Hick 1870 #7631 lived 5 months
2. Alexander White Hick 1871 #14971
3. Matilda Emma Hick 1873 #12471
4. Edith Maud Mary Hick 1878 #26394
5. Leslie Hick 1881 #13323
6. Joseph Howard Hick 1883 #20667 lived 6 months
7. Claude Verdon Hick 1888 #34415

Boyce

Tamasine Blight Christening: 20 APR 1832 at Saint Gluvias, Cornwall, England daughter of Anne and William Blight

Cornwall Census 1841 Borough of Penryn, Book 4 Folio 29 Page 13, West Street,1, all born in county
William Blight,40, Ann Blight,,30, Margaret Blight,,15, Elizabeth Blight,,14, Mary Ann Blight,,11, Tamasine Blight,,9, Jane Blight,,7, Henry Blight,5, William Blight,3

William Bryant Boyce and Thomasine Blight 1833 - 1893 #601 aged 60, daughter of Ann Doney and Unknown Blight, came c1860 and lived at Fryers Ck

3 Children 1. Helen Mary Jane Boyce 1861 #16560 wed 1879 #2943 to George Bell Southern
2. Agnes Ann Boyce 1863 #20351 lived 2 years
3. Agnes Ann Boyce 1867 #14921 wed 1885 #7073 to Alfred Southern

John and Elizabeth Boyd


From on Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Hi Elizabeth My husband is a descendant of James Jones brother to Elizabeth Jones Boyd.
I have done a lot of research on the families from Porepunkah related to James Jones (Westons Boyds) Elizabeth had another brother called William also killed by a horse fall 15 yrs before James. There was another sister Margaret who married into Weston family..not sure if there are more siblings
James was killed when he fell from his horse - Death Cert - James Jones aged 41, died Oct 1879 so born c1838, son of George Jones and Margaret McConnell, born in Armagh, Ireland,
in Colony 17 years (so came aged about 24, in 1862) - This means in Victoria, not necessarially when came to Australia - wed 1866 died 1879, 13 years of marriage
wed when 28 years old, to Jane Hughes, Chn Margaret Jane, William 10, Isaac Hughes, George 7, John 5, Samuel 3, Joseph 1 - and Jemima born in early 1880
Regards Liz
William Jones 1822 - 1864 #8349 aged 42, son of Margaret Mcgonnell and George Jones from Co Down
James Jones 1838 - 1879 #9794 aged 41, son of Margaret McConnell and George Jones from Armagh. James Jones wed 1866 #2415 to Jane Hughes aged 16 Elizabeth Jones estimate born c1840, wed 1863 #839 to John Boyd Margaret Jones from Tasmania, estimate born between 1840 and 1857, wed 1873 #1277, 8th child born 1886, wed 1873 #1277 to Thomas Pierce Weston 1822 - 1892 #3739 aged 69 son of Garland Weston from London, died in Richmond, Victoria


John Boyd wed 1863 #839 to Elizabeth Jones and lived at Beechworth, Eurobin Elizabeth Jones is a sister to Margaret Jones who wed Thomas Pierce Weston
11 Children 1. Margaret Boyd 1864 #23812
2. Wm Eliza George Boyd 1866 #16643
3. Jessie Barbara Boyd 1868 #957
4. Hendry Boyd 1870 #7096
5. Elizabeth Jane Boyd 1872 #8931
6. John Robert Peter Boyd 1873 #23955
7. Euphemia Boyd 1875 #15872
8. Catherine Condy Boyd 1877 #15513 - 1878 #1586 lived 31 weeks
9. George Samuel Boyd 1879 #9162 - 1880 #4160 lived 1 year
10. Barbara Chris Huxton Boyd 1880 #22545
11. Catherine Condie Boyd 1883 #16465
6. John Robert Peter Boyd 1873 #23955 wed 1908 #4091 to Susan Grinter 1882 #19435


John Boyd wed 1882 to Ann Maria Vinnard

John Boyd born in Melb wed 1882 #3630 to Ann Maria Vinnard from Cornwall, and lived at Sandhurst
3 children 1. Mary Ann Boyd 1884 #27546
2. Stella Boyd 1886 #21893
3. John Boyd 1888 #33194
2. Stella Boyd 1886 #21893 - 1965 #9411 aged 78, wed 1910 #5676 to Charles Henry Gooding 1884 #12723 - 1964 #4659 aged 79, lived at Bendigo, 2 children

William Boyd

William Boyd and Sarah Jones came c1854 from Staffordshire and lived at Creswick
7 Children 1. Wm Boyd 1855 #1588 - 1877 #3147 aged 21
2. James Boyd 1857 #6378
3. Mary Boyd 1859 #19592
4. John Boyd 1862 #5125
5. Samuel Boyd 1863 #23086
6. Joseph Boyd 1863 #23087
7. Sarah Boyd 1867 #11276
2. James Boyd 1857 #6378 wed 1879 #2601 to Elizabeth Wootton from Staffordshire, and lived at Ballarat
4 Children 1. Elizth Boyd 1880 #5663
2. Sarah Boyd 1881 #26853
3. William Boyd 1883 #21127
4. Mary Boyd 1884 - 1954 #23612 aged 70
Mary Boyd 1884 - 1954 #23612 aged 70, wed 1908 #7018 to James Edgar Frusher 1886 #30469 - 1961 #8818 aged 75, both died at Rainbow, 2 children
3. Mary Boyd 1859 #19592 wed 1884 #4644 to Hugh Boyd, who appears to be Hugh Boyd 1858 #12332 only surviving child of Catherine McLean and John Boyd born at Meredith, no children to 1888
4. John Boyd 1862 #5125 wed 1883 #6152 to Elizabeth Robson 1863 #17754 (only child born in Victoria) of Catherine Lansdon and Charles Robson born at Koroit, and lived at Minyip
3 Children 1. Catherine Boyd 1884 #26334 lived 3 months
2. John Hugh Boyd 1885 #27392
3. Grace Boyd 1888 #5035

Walter Wison & Agnes Unknown were the parents of Isabella Wilson , b;1823 M; David Boyle 1841 ,looking for other family members if any & mothers maiden name
David Boyle 21, hus, (Steerage ) arrived 17 July on the England,
Isabella Boyle 19, wife of David, (Steerage ) arrived 17 July on the England



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