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Edwin John Brewer, Henry Brewer, Thomas Brewer, George Brewster,
William Brewster, Philip Brideoake, Arthur Brideson,


Henry Brewer

Edwin John Brewer b 1858 UK d 4 Feb 1927 VIC aged 66, son of Mary Ann Morgan and Edward Brewer, wed 23 May 1885 in Swan Hill, VIC to Annie Grace Lang 11 Mar 1865 - 10 Mar 1941 #2028 aged 76, 9th child of Sarah (Thatcher) and Joseph Lang
6 children 1. Edwin John Brewer 1887 - 1952 #83 aged 65
2. Edith May Brewer 1889 - 1935 #2854 aged 46
3. Lucy Salome Brewer 1893 - 1971 #18919 aged 78
4. Amy Eliz Brewer 1894 #12198 - 1973 #8170 aged 78 wed Herbert Cave
5. Chas Jos Brewer 1896 #30542
6. Minnie Louisa Brewer 1900 #6073
2. Edith May Brewer 1889 - 1935 #2854 aged 46 wed Edwin Burbick Jones
1 child 1. Ernest Jno Jones 1921 - 1925 #15378 lived 4 years
4. Amy Eliz Brewer 1894 #12198 - 1973 #8170 aged 78 wed Herbert Cave
1 child 1. Robert Maxwell Cave 1930 - 1948 #11152 aged 18
6. Minnie Brewer wed Edwd Wm Gorsuch 1903 #26368

Henry Brewer


From on Sunday, 23 October, 2011
Hi - just noticed your entry for Henry Brewer
I believe there is a mistake here, because Henry Brewer (1836-1916) son of John Brewer and Ann nee Hancock was never married, and lived his whole life in the East Brighton area (first in Bentleigh, and later in Hector St Brighton). No children are mentioned either in the death notices or in his will (indeed, the bulk of his savings go to his siblings). Henry came out from Devonshire in 1841 with his parents and sister - see notes for John Brewer.
(Henry Brewer is my great great grandmother's brother, hence my interest).
regards, Glenn McIntosh

Thankyou for your correcting me.
There is a FirstFamilies2001 page which identifies him as born 1828 in London, died in 1888, and Ann Souter as born in Angus, Scotland Henry Brewer died at Sandhurst, and with 10 children - Edward Brewer was not in my list


Ann Souter aged 18, came Jul 1854 on the Hilton, as as Assisted Immigrant

Henry Brewer 1828 - 1888 #3707 aged 60, son of Lenner Dermot and Henry Brewer, was joined 1854 by Ann Souter 1835 - 1916 #3199 aged 81, daughter of Ellen Walker and William Souter, and lived at Ballarat then Maldon
10 Children 1. Elizabeth Brewer 1856 #1424
2. Albert Brewer 1857 #16218
3. Edward Brewer 1859 #20453 born at Maldon
4. David Brewer 1862 #3243
5. Samuel Brewer 1863 #21410
6. William Brewer 1865 #23122
7. Henry Brewer 1868 #17480
8. Frances Ellen Brewer 1872 #11656
9. Ellen Brewer 1875 #12247
10. Catherine Brewer 1879 #11850
1. Elizabeth Brewer 1856 #1424, wed 1874 to John Patterson 7 Dec 1851 - 21 Jun 1877. John was killed in a mining accident 1877 and his widow later wed c1890 to William Hanna and lived at Burwood.
2 children 1. William Henry Patterson 1875 - 77 lived 2 years
2. John Patterson 1877
4 children
of Wm
3. Wm Leslie Hanna 1891 #30817
4. Ada Elizabeth Hanna 1893 #20299
5. Hy Norman Hanna 1895 #10121
6. Alice Frances Hanna 1900 #17097
2. Albert Brewer 1857 #16218 wed 1877 #2166 to Maria Read and lived at Kangaroo Flat
6 children 1. Edward Brewer 1877 #23167
2. Mary Isabella Brewer 1880 #3312
3. William Henry Brewer 1881 #17448
4. Frances Louisa Brewer 1883 #19571
5. Rose Anna Brewer 1885 #21212
6. George Albert Victor Brewer 1887 #23544 lived 13 months
3. David Brewer 1862 #3243 wed 1884 #5646 to Annie Hawkins and lived at Sandhurst
2 children 1. Hy Percival Gordon Brewer 1886 #6121
2. Charles Godfrey Brewer 1888 #6591
4. Samuel Brewer 1863 #21410 wed 1889 #7070 to Diana Wilson 1863 #17523
1 child 1. Jessie Brewer 1890 #15193
5. William Brewer 1865 #23122 wed 1897 #4589 to Agnes Davoren 1875 #22840 and lived at Northcote
4 children 1. Ellen Brewer 1898 #13265 lived 1 day
2. Hy Francis Brewer 1900 #5469
3. Agnes Olive Brewer 1901 #21387
4. Alice May Brewer 1902 #28519
6. Henry Brewer 1868 #17480 wed 1892 #5972 to Margt Ann Gamble 1865 #25809
4 children 1. Myrtle Florence Brewer 1893 #34098
2. Harry Douglas Brewer 1895 #23371
3. Violet Mary Brewer 1898 #21122
4. Claude Albt Brewer 1904 #12483

Thomas Brewer

Thomas Brewer wed 1851 #29374 to Ann Cumbee Casely at Church of England, St Peters, Melbourne and lived at Footscray
Thomas Brewer 1827 - 1883 #11083 aged 56 is the son of Elizabeth Floyd and Thomas Brewer, and he died at Footscray.
11 Children 1. Emma Caseley Brewer 1852 #11301 - 1853 #3037 lived a year, christened at Melbourne Methodists
2. Amelia Casley Brewer born in New Zealand
3. Lucy Caseby Brewer 1857 #14261
4. Laura Casely Brewer 1859 #18371
5. John Casely Brewer 1861 #18911 - 1886 #10660 lived 23 years
6. Annie Casely Brewer 1863 #15997
7. Jessie Casely Brewer 1865 #2302 wed 1887 #7531 to Albert Mccarthy
8. Albert Casely Brewer 1866 #21336 - 1867 #1748 lived 5 months
9. Bella Casely Brewer 1868 #23330 - 1876 #1663 lived 7 years
10. Lillian Casely Brewer 1870 #15792
11. Silas Charles Casely Brewer 1872 #2496 - 1876 #5515 lived 4 years
1. Amelia Casley Brewer born in New Zealand wed 1874 #4780 to William Falkingham from Yorkshire and lived at Collingwoos, Condah, Richmond, Geelong
6 Children 1. Charles Joseph Falkingham 1877 #6977 - 1879 #962 lived 2 years
2. Ann Casley Falkingham 1879 #1651
3. Mary Ellen Falkingham 1881 #15112 - 1882 #5437 lived 9 months
4. Laura Casley Falkingham 1880 -1881 #2557 lived 9 months
5. Amelia Beatrice Falkingham 1884 #28411
6. Eva Georgina Falkingham 1887 #20057 - 1888 #1739 lived 7 months
2. Lucy Casley Brewer 1857 - 1879 #9656 aged 22 wed 1878 #367 to Frederick Weate and lived at Ballarat
1 Child 1. Christina Weate 1879 #13595
3. Laura Casely Brewer 1859 #18371 wed 1880 #784 to Thomas Edward Haynes from Wiltshire and lived at Footscray, Queenscliffe
4 Children 1. Herbert Edwd Haynes 1880 #15874
2. Charles Fredrick Haynes 1882 #23129
3. Ellen Haynes 1884 #4804
4. William Casley Haynes 1885 #12838
5. Annie Casely Brewer 1863 #15997 wed 1885 #306 to John Bryans Mayne 1862 #16758 son of Mary Ann Bryans and George Mayne born at Stawell and lived at Richmond, Geelong

George Brewster

George Frederick Brewster wed 1854 #739 to Elizabeth Thomasina James and lived at Sandridge
7 Children 1. Unnamed Male Brewster 1855 #4089
2. Herbert/Albert William Brewster 1856 #11846 - 1859 #989 lived 2 years
3. Edgar Charles Brewster 1858 #1476
4. Arthur James Brewster 1860 #7166
5. Henry Philip Brewster 1862 #5081 - 1921 #3385 aged 59
6. Riza Elizabeth Brewster 1864 #11578 - 1938 #16649 aged 74, wed Dowling
7. Frances Annie Brewster 1866 #17832
8. Chas Fredk Brewster 1868 - 1931 #14177 aged 63
3. Edgar Charles Brewster 1858 #1476 - 1938 #16985 aged 80 wed 1885 #41 to Blanche Louisa De Groot
8 Children 1. Ellen Blanche Brewster 1886 #1434 - 1979 #19202 aged 93, wed Broadfoot
2. Edgar De Groot Brewster 1888 #9778 - 1897 #14364 lived 8 years
3. Viviene Isabel Brewster 1890 #16360
4. Flora Isabel Brewster 1891 - 1898 #4363 lived 7 years
5. Harrie Seymour Brewster 1894 #6207
6. Blanche Louise Brewster 1895 #15169 - 1965 #5299 aged 70
7. Emily Vic Brewster 1897 #13778
8. Vernon De Groot Brewster 1900 #7844


William Brewster

William Brewster 19 Jul 1819 - 19 Feb 1906 aged 86, born at The Mains of Rossie Hill, Scotland and died at The Mains, buried at Learmonth Cementery, wed 4 Mar 1864 #804 to Grace Gordon Alexander born 30 May 1841 - 21 Aug 1937 died, buried at Learmonth Cementery, dau of Elizabeth Chambers and William Alexander at Clarkston, New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland, Christening: 20 JUN 1841 at New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland, and lived at Learmouth
12 children 1. William Brewster 1865 #9419
2. Unnamed Male George Brewster 1866 #22183 lived 1 year
3. Cecilia Eliz Brewster 1868 #10078
4. Grace Gordon Brewster 1869 #9518
5. Agnes Margaret Brewster 1871 #3406
6. John Brewster 1872 #9854 - 1878 #11756 lived 6 years
7. George Brewster 1873 #24897 - 1878 #8989 lived 4 years
8. Ann Janet Brewster 1875 #3317
9. Elizth Philadelphia Brewster 1878 #17121
10. David Robt Brewster 1880 #23581
11. Ernest Alec Brewster 1883 #24544
12. Mary Winton Brewster 1886 #11523
8. Cecilla Elizth Brewster 1868 #10078 wed 1899 #3176 to Archibald Chalmers 1869 #337, 1st child John Chalmers 1900

Philip Brideoake

Philip Brideoake aged 20 came Aug 1852 on the Australia and was joined c1854 by Harriet Lawton (I can not find her arrival)

Philip Brideoake 1824 - 30 Mar 1925 born at Manchester, Lancashire, England son of Betty Smith and John Brideoak, wed at Cathedral, Manchester, 20 Jan 1851 to Harriet Lawton 1822 - 1870 #6529 aged 48 daughter of Sarah Lowton and Robert Dickinson (death cert informant reversed the surnames) of Lancashire, children born in Collingwood
Philip Brideoake wed 1872 #4742 to Eliza Hyde

3 Children 1. Robert James Smith Brideoake 1855 #2865 - 1884 #9670 aged 29 years died at Melbourne Hospital
2. Alice Elizabeth Brideoake 1859 #311
3. William Edward Brideoake 1862 #1741
2. Alice Elizabeth Brideoake 1859 #311 wed 1880 #4512 to John Frederick Lovitt


Arthur Brideson

Arthur Brideson 50, came Jan 1853 on the Alipore with Eliza Brideson 49, Arthur Jr Brideson 25, John Brideson 22, William Brideson 18, Catherine Brideson 13, Robert Brideson 12, Ellen Brideson 11 and Henry Brideson 10
7 Children 1. Arthur Brideson 1827 - 1863 #5216 aged 36, son of Eliza Holmes and Arthur Brideson born at Isle.
2. John Brideson 1831 - 1864 #2058 aged 33 born at Isle
3. William Brideson c1835
4. Catharine Brideson c1840
5. Robert Brideson c1841
6. Ellen Brideson c1842 from Isle of Man
7. Henry Brideson 1843 - 1873 #10899 aged 30, born in London
2. John Brideson 1831 - 1864 #2058 aged 33 born at Isle, wed c1855 to Ann Humphrie (Hannah Phillips Humphries) and lived at Rushworth
2 Children 1. John (John Holmes) Brideson 1856 #14255 - 1887 #2174 aged 29
2. Arthur Moore Brideson 1861 #3753 - 1861 #2164 lived 8 days
1. John (John Holmes) Brideson 1856 #14255 - 1887 #2174 aged 29 wed 1884 #4104 to Frances Miscamble 1856 #11284, and lived at Hawthorne
4 Children 1. Leslie Brideson 1885 #25985
2. Lily Lucas Brideson 1886 #26663
3. Twin John Holmes Brideson 1887 #20346 - 1887 #13913 lived 3 months
4. Twin Violet Holmes Brideson 1887 #20347 - 1888 #1877 lived 5 months
3. William Brideson c1835 wed 1856 #2631 to Catherine Cooney
4. Catharine Brideson c1840 wed 1856 #2116 to William Lunn and lived at Maryborough
7 Children 1. Arthur Henry Lunn 1858 #4243 - 1861 #8253 lived 3 years
2. William Lunn 1860 #5183 - 1861 #8251 lived 18 months
3. William Lunn 1862 #15565 - 1868 #1518 lived 5 years
4. Ellen Esther Lunn 1864 #16397
5. Leonard Holmes Lunn 1867 #22905
6. Catherine Louisa Lunn 1870 #9770
7. Alf Hy Lunn 1873 #3650
5. Robert Brideson c1841 from Isle of Man wed 1865 #240 to Mary Jane Lloyd and lived at Rushworth
9 Children 1. Eliza Holmes Brideson 1865 #24491
2. Robert Henry Brideson 1868 #5071
3. Charles Arthur Brideson 1870 #11221
4. Emily Elizabeth Brideson 1872 #19070
5. Mary Ellen Brideson 1875 #5009
6. William John Brideson 1879 #5067
7. Alfred Edward Brideson 1881 #25741
8. Lillie Catherine Brideson 1885 #13213
9. Annie May Brideson 1888 #6316
1. Eliza Holmes Brideson 1865 #24491 wed 1884 #3863 to James Leighton
3 children 1. Emma Ellenoagh Leighton 1882 #23033 - 1885 #5131 lived 2 years
2. George Nightingale Leighton 1884 #16780 - 1885 #5082 lived 9 months
3. Charles Nightingale Leighton 1887 #2986 - 1887 #1752 lived 3 months
2. Robert Henry Brideson 1868 #5071 wed 1895 #2000 to Margaret Geisler and lived at Rushworth
4 children 1. Wina Margt Brideson 1895 #32465
2. Robert Henry Brideson 1897 #14217
3. Beatrice Adelaide Brideson 1899 #5840
4. Fredk Claude Brideson 1908 #14554 - 1908 #11595 lived 1 month
6. Ellenor Brideson c1842 from Isle of Man wed 1881 #4201 to George Clifton
7. Henry Brideson 1843 - 1873 #10899 aged 30, born in London, wed 1863 #4002 to Emily Jane Scott and lived at Rushworth
Emily Jane Brideson wed 1876 #3260 to Thomas Cross from Argyleshire
5 children 1. Helen Eliza Brideson 1864 #11259 wed 1880 #3334 to William Cross
2. Caroline Brideson 1866 #10787 wed 1883 #1097 to John Thomas Tate
3. Richard Henry Brideson 1868 #19065
4. Emily Jane Brideson 1871 #4992 wed 1888 #3366 to William Nolan
5. Hannah Brideson 1873 #19494
5 children
of Cross
8. William George Cross 1877 #19086
9. Jessie Cross 1879 #5839
10. Clara Cross 1883 #5825
11. Alexander Cross 1885 #3601 - 1886 #4118 lived 1 year
12. Victoria Cross 1887 #23382




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