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Enos Brasher and Mary Fleming of Wiltshire UK, had two sons, were in Victoria by 1855,
children 1. James Brasher 1804 - 1861 aged 57, wed c1854 to 2nd wife Mary Elizabeth Francis
children2. George Brasher 1810 - 1867 aged 57 wed Sarah Bradley in UK.


George Brasher, 1810 - 1867

2. George Brasher 1810 - 1867 #5199 aged 57, born in Wiltshire and died in Victoria, son of Mary Fleming and Enos Brasher, came to Victoria at some undefined time.
SA records suggest BRASHER / BRUSHER George, wife Sarah arrived by 1840-12-31, as recorded in Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885, SAGHS, 1986

Otherwise I have no details of the life George experienced. South Aust records are silent.

James Brasher, 1804 - 1861

From on Sun, 6 Mar 2005, and on Fri, 31 Oct 2008, email bounced
I have all the papers from James Brasher's convict records, on them is stated his wife was Ann. He was sent out to Tasmania on the Tortoise arriving V.D. Land 19th February 1842. He was tried in Wilts. on 5th April 1841 Height 5 ' 5 3/4". age 40 (so born about 1802)
Sentence 7 religion P, Read or Write B, Married or Single M, Children 3. Statement of Offence receiving stolen good ? (lookd like veg a) Sack. Once for counterfiet coin, Assaullt 3 mos, Poaching 2 or 3 times fined. Trade Wool stapler, Native Place Wilton. Remarks M to Ann at Salsbury, F Enos m to Ann.
James was baptised at Wilton by Salisbury St Mary 3.6.1805 the film was very bad but it looked like he was 2. other children were baptised that day Harriot she was 10. James married on 15.10.1827 to Ann Bacon who b c1803 and d 1850 Wilton Dec Q 1850 ref 8 312, at the same church where the baptism was recorded. The 3 Children of the marriage were George Brasher, b c1829, Thomas Brasher, b c1834 and Henry Brasher, c1839. On Enos's birth cert there is a year for the Mary Elizabeth Francis marriage, but I am told that if it was a Methodist marriage the Minister kept the record, and he proberly took same back to England with him.
Mary Elizabeth Francis b c1832 c 3.11.1832 St Endor Cornwall d 29.1.1911 Coolgardie W.A. She came to Australia on the Elizabeth in March 1833. Mary's father was Nicholas Frances b c1790 c20.1.1790 St Endor Cornwal d 1863 he married 13.4.1828 at St Endor Jane Lanxon/ Langston.
Mary married George Wells on 25 Jan 1897 at 430 Bourke St Melbourne. George was listed as a batchler, Mary a widow. George born Kent, Mary Cornwall, George was a miner 66 yrs old and Mary 63. His parents listed are William Wells a Rope maker, and Susannah Snooks. hers gives Nicholas Frances and Jane Langston The IGI states Lanxon.
On Mary's death cert of 29.1.1911 77 yrs cause of death are a, paralysis, b cerebral Hemorrage 6 weeks, name of father is listed only as Francis buried 30th Jan 1911 Coolgardie Cemetery her place of birth is listed as Bodmin England. How long in Australia States, is as follows South Australia 3 yrs, Victoria 45 yrs, West Australia 11 years. age at marriage listed is a, 21 yrs, b, 35 yrs. The children of the Marriages listed as follows, a, Enos 55, James 53, William Robert 50, Henry 40, George Edward 37, Fanny 35. It seems that the children were not aware that their parents were not married until 1897 and it seems that it was on their way out of Victoria, 3 in S.A takes it to 1900 and 11 in W.A takes it to 1911 when Mary died.

For some reason, emails to Optusnet.com.au are getting bounced.
Web sites with James Brasher - Qld has a site Convicts and that gives 3 Brasher arrivees,
Tasmania has convicts at Portal, enter Brasher, and there are links to 4 different ledgers
I clicked the first, CON33/1/17 and there are over 400 pages to go through, arranged by the first letter of the convict's surname. Page 67 is BINGO
Appropriation List: CON27/1/9 is not copied
Indent: CON14/1/13 - Arranged by the first letter of the convict's surname within the list for the ship on which they arrived. B starts on page 9, names on LHS - odd number page 25, last entry
Description List: CON18/1/30 p221 Personal descriptions, page 114
Now I have grabbed all the fun.;)
Elizabeth

1. James Brasher 1804 - 1861 #7604 aged 57, son of Enos Brasher and Mary Fleming of Wiltshire UK,
James was baptised at Wilton by Salisbury St Mary 3.6.1805 when aged 2 years.
James Brasher's first marriage on 15 Oct 1827 to Ann Bacon who b c1803 and d 1850 in Wilton UK
James Brasher's second wed in Australia, c1854 to Mary Elizabeth Francis born in Cornwall 1832 and died at Kalgoorlie, West Australia 1911.
4 children
of Ann
1. Ann Brasher 1827 - 1882 #8648 aged 55, died in Victoria, details unknown.
2. George Brasher/Brusher, c1831 - 1883 #6040 aged 52
3. Thomas Brasher 1834 - 1869 #6419 aged 35, son of Anne Bacon and James Brasher, of Wiltshire, died in Victoria
4. Henry Brasher c1839.
12 children
of Mary
5. William Harry Brasher 1855 - 1859 #6404 lived 4 years
6. James Brasher 1856 #13510 - 1859 #6405 lived 3 years
7. Enos Brasher 1859 - 1929, born at Rushworth
8. James Brasher 1860 #4035 - 1931 #9772 aged 71
9. William Robert Brasher 1862 #10723 - 1930 #10571 aged 68 (born after his father died)
Mary Elizabeth Francis also had children surnamed Brasher, born at Rushworth, whose father is listed as Unknown
  10. Eliza Brasher 1864 - 1866 lived 2 years
11. Louisa Brasher 1867 - 1867 lived 2 months
12. Jacob George Boobyer Brasher 1868 - 1869 lived 11 months
13. Harry Garratt Brasher 1870
14. unnamed Female Brasher 1871 - 1872
15. George Edward Francis Brasher 1874 -1923 #10406 aged 49, used surname Wells
16. Fanny Francis Brasher 1876

George Brasher 1831 - 1883

2. George Brasher 1831 - 1883 #6040 aged 52, son of Anne Bacon and James Brasher, died at West Melb,
George Brasher aged 23, wed Oct-Dec 1854 to Sarah Bradley in Salisbury, UK, and dau Anne Ida is born at Sea 1855 registered 55M.
2 children 1. Anne Ida Brasher was born at sea, 1855 #1219 and also registered 1855 #55M.
2. James Henry Brasher died aged 3 weeks, death 1856 #4713

From on Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Hi I read with interest your piece on 2 sons of Enos Brasher.
I would be interested in further correspondence as my ancestor is George Brasher married to Sarah Bradley in Somerset UK with daughter Ann born at sea on the Ida in 1855.
Sarah and George's marriage certificate in Salsibury 1854 just before they left on the "Ida", states that his father was "James" a tailor and both he and Sarah lived at Castle St, Salsibury at the time of the wedding. The 1841 Census shows Sarah's mother and father at Rose Lane, Crewkerine, Somerset. He is Henry Samual and she is also Sarah. In 1851 Census they are all at Castle St Wilshire as well as George Brasher. I note that there is a George Brasher in the 1841 census at Taunton, Somerset and this looks about the correct age.
However, I donít believe your George and mine are the same as mine shows his father as Thomas on his marriage cert to Sarah. I am unable to find any information on George since 1855. Sarah married again many years later and it stated she was a widow on her marriage cert to Alex Coates
Certificates -
James Brasher wed in Independent Church 15 Oct 1827 to Anne Bacon, at Saint Mary,Wilton By Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
George Brasher, 24 years, Bachelor, labourer, son of James Brasher, tailor, wed 2 Oct 1854 to Sarah Bradley aged 19 years, dau of Henry Bradley, shoemaker, both resident at the time of the marriage at Castle St, Salisbury
The ship Ida left London on 10 Nov and arrived at Melbourne 15 Feb 1855
Sarah Coates died 2 Oct 1889 aged 51, at Coonabarabran, dau of Samuel Bradley, wife of John Alexander Coates whom she wed when aged 38
Baby Ann Ida Brasher born 4 Feb 1855, at Latitude 37 East, Longitude 131'18", dau of George Brasher, Fishmonger of London, 23 years, and Sarah Brasher aged 19, registered 20 Feb, 1855 by Joseph Sheddings, master.
Ann Brasher wed 1869 #3511 to Charles Meyers at Tamworth, NSW
Ann Meyers died 3 Aug 1934 aged 80 years, dau of Sarah Bradley and George Brasher, at Coonabarabran, wed when aged 15, to Charles Meyers, chn - 6 deceased - 1 female Sarah Ann 1871 #9359 - 1871 #3367, and 5 males (including Arthur J died 1889 #12034, Stanley 1895 #1895 - 1899 #9067, George 1898 #20565 - 1899 #9068, Charles A 1899 #6404), 10 alive - Henry James Meyers 1874 #9944 - 59, John Walter Meyers 1876 #10386 - 57, Ann Meyers 1878 #11445 - 55, Rebecca Meyers 50, William J Meyers 1885 #27678 - 48, Blanche Meyers 1887 #29248 - 46, Albert E Meyers 45, Minnie M Meyers 1890 #10884 - 44, Ida M Meyers 1891 #11164 - 43, Florence O Meyers 1893 #11544 - 41

From the Argus, Friday 16 February 1855
The ship Ida master Joseph Steddings, left London 1 Nov 1854 and docked 15 Feb at Melbourne, with 9 in First Cabin and 180 in the second and intermediate cabins.
Comment Argus Page 4, Fri 16 Feb 1855, The Ida had one death and one birth on the passage. She was in an admirable state of cleanliness and her passengers were all in good health. There were some fine Hereford cattle on board - two bulls and two heifers in calf, whose condition reflected great credit on their keeper.
Baby Ann is registered twice
Anne Ida Brasher born 1855 #55m dau of Sarah Brayham and George Brasher, Marine birth, registered in Melbourne
Ann Brashiar 1855 #1219, dau of Sarah Bradley and Geo born at Sea
and accent problems account for the spelling variations of the surnames, with death shown twice
James Henry Brusher 1856 #10731 born in Melbourne
James Henry Brusher 1856 #4488, born in Mel son of Sarah Bradley and George, lived 3 weeks
James Henry Brasher 1856 #4713, born in Mel son of Sarah Bradley and George, lived 3 weeks
There are two deaths of a George Brasher, and another son of James
George Brasher 1810 - 1867 #5199 aged 57, son of Mary Fleming and Eues Brasher from Wiltshire
George Brasher 1831 - 1883 #6040 aged 52, son of Anne Bacon and James Brasher, died at West Melb
Thomas Brasher 1834 - 1869 #6419 aged 35, son of Anne Bacon and James Brasher, of Wiltshire



Thomas Brasher 1834 - 1869

3. Thomas Brasher 1834 - 1869 #6419 aged 35, son of Ann Bacon and James Brasher, wed 1849 #5361 at St James, Church of England, Melbourne to Mary Ann Bath, 1822 - 1851 #28503 died aged 29.
Thomas Brasher wed 1852 #6029 at St James, Church of England, Melbourne to Anne Savage. Their daughter Eliza Dorcas Brasher was registered 1855 #19015 and she wed 1876 #3626 to James McEwan.

Henry Brasher 1839 - ?

4. Henry Brasher 1839 - , son of Anne Bacon and James Brasher, and Emily Wright registered 2 children.
Henry Brasher and Elizabeth McElligot registered Mary Ann then Henry and Bridget McElligott registered Amelia Dorcas the year before Henry wed 1882 #4462 to Bridget McElligot, when Henry gave Wilton as his birthplace. McElligot is also spelled Ellijot and McElligott.
Bridget Mcelligott aged 20 came Feb 1866 on the Red Jacket
Bridget Brasher nee Mcelligott 1854 - 1934 #1922 aged 80, dau of Bridget Bowles and James Mcelligott
Emily's
children
1. James Brasher 1865 #3855 - 1867 #2465 lived 2 years
2. Henry Brasher 1870 #17711
Elizabeth's
child
3. Mary Ann Brasher 1879 #24495 lived 11 months
Bridget's
children
4. Amelia Dorcas Brasher 1881 #10846 lived 3 years
5. Myra Florence Brasher 1883 #24232 - 1954 #11991
6. Dorcas Ada Brasher 1886 #3701 - 1970 #15925
7. Eva Eileen Mary Brasher 1888 #12504 - 1927 #13420 aged 39
8. Geo Thos Brasher 1889 #32233 - 1971 #26955 aged 81, born at Hotham
9. Matilda May Brasher 1894 #12777
5. Myra Florence Brasher 1883 #24232 - 1954 #11991 wed 1903 #2858 to Stephen Chapman Rutherford 1882 #20861 born at Beauford
6. Dorcas Ada Brasher 1886 #3701 - 1970 #15925 wed 1906 #2010 to Thomas Davin,
Dorcas Davin nee Brasher wed 1913 #9774 to James Emmett Quirke
3 children 1. Mary Katherine Davin 1907 #3853 - 1971 #27957 aged 64, wed Spalding
2. Lorna Veronica Quirke 1916 #28403
3. Dorcas Mary Quirke 1919 #10363 - 16 Sep 1954 #11005 aged 35, wed Adler
7. Eva Eileen Mary Brasher 1888 #12504 - 1927 #13420 aged 39, wed 1911 #6904 to Samuel Setford Gravener Jul-Sep 1883 - 1958 #27155 aged 75, son of Agnes Setford and John James Gravener From Family Tree John James Gravener registered Jul-Sep 1846 in Dover, Kent Baptised: 18 October 1846 St Mary the Virgin, Dover and Agnes Setford registered Jul-Sep 1846 in Charlton in Lewisham district, Kent, wed 21 December 1879 in St Pauls Church, Deptford - indexed as Gravenor, Oct-Dec 1879
9 children 1. John Setford Gravener 1912 #12878 wed Thelma Veronica OBrien, infant Neale Anthony died 1942 #7281
2. Henry Charles Gravener 1913 #13679 - 1916 #1177 lived 2 years
3. Samuel Brasher Gravener 1914 #34757 wed Alice Krepp 1902 - 1969 #13008 aged 67, infant Bernard Michael died 1939 #11983
4. Geo Thomas Gravener 1916 #13033
5. William Norman Gravener 1917 #13695 wed Myria Gwenda Connolly, infant Simon Gerard died 1956 #15187
6. Matthew Josh Gravener 1918 #25130
7. Gerald Raymond Gravener 1920 #18706 - 1979 #9817 aged 58
8. Peter Gregory Gravener 1926 - 1946 #1780 aged 19
9. Paul Ignatius Gravener 1927 #6707 infant death

Enos Brasher 1859 - 1929

7. Enos Brasher 1859 - 1929, son of Mary Elizabeth Francis and James Brasher, wed 1879 #787 to Frances Phillips.
8 children 1. George Thomas Brasher 1879 #10858 - 1966 #7718 aged 87
2. Henry Brasher 1882 #4301
3. Albert Ambrose Brasher 1884 #11614
4. William (Nicholas) Brasher 1886 #29298 - 1969 #14553 aged 83
5. John Nicholas Brasher 1891 #36880 - 1963 #26724 aged 73
6. Mark Brasher 29 Sept 1894 - 19 Sept 1965 #20536
7. Mary Frances Brasher 1897 #30991 - 1968 #5530 aged 70, wed Thomson
8. Hanora Olive Brasher 1899 #21881 - 1977 #24977 aged 78, wed Keene
1. George Thomas Brasher 1879 #10858 - 1966 #7718 aged 87, wed 1904 #141 to Carol (Caroline) Sarah English 1883 - 1965 #2263 aged 82,
13 children 1. Caroline Frances Brasher 20 June 1904 #21092
2. George Thomas Brasher 13 Oct 1905 #27057
3. Ellen May Brasher 27 June 1907 #19953
4. Wm Henry Brasher 1909 #4336 - 1973 #27261 aged 64
5. Enos Richd Brasher 1910 #12477 - 1980 #06726 aged 70
6. Olive Mary Brasher 1912 #13058 - 1979 #24650 aged 67, wed Vick
7. Fredk Edward Brasher 1913 #23369 - 1976 #6080 aged 62
8. Albert Arthur Brasher 1915 #14005
9. Alfred James Brasher 1917 #4913
10. Leonard Chas Brasher 1919 #20577 11. Alma Rebecca Brasher 1921
12 Edna Dorothy Brasher 1924
13. James Maxwell Brasher 9 Feb 1927
A second marriage? 2. George Thomas Brasher wed 1912 #4043 to Annie Cicily Peters 1895 - 1950 #10462 aged 55, died at Richmond, dau of Bridget Ann McNamara and Wm Peters,
2 children 1. Agnes Eileen Brasher 1912 #31098 - 1966 #5313 aged 53, who wed Finucane, and remembered her mother as Mary Anne Keighery
2. Veronica Mavis Brasher 1914 #13892
1. Caroline Frances Brasher 20 June 1904 #21092 - 30 Dec 2000 aged 96, wed James Watson who died 30 June 1943, POW in Burma
Wed 18 Dec 1948 to Frederick Leigh Hunt 1904 - 30 Apr 1992 in Werribee
2. George Thomas Brasher 13 Oct 1905 #27057 - 25 May 1994 aged 89, wed 16 Apr 1935 to Gladys Buckingham
3. Albert Ambrose Brasher 1884 #11614 wed on 20 May 1908 at Deloraine to Eliza Caroline Dunham

From on
I did find his brother Albert Ambrose Brasher marriage to Eliza Caroline Dunham b 12.12.1887 at Deloraine Tas d 15.5.1924 Tas. on 20.5.1908 at Deloraine with the following children - Frances Brasher b 1909 - July 1976, Enos Charles Brasher b 16.10.1913 - 19.1.1982, Roy Harold Arthur Brasher b 2.2.1915 - 23.1.1960, Phyllis Brasher b 1916 - Jan 1987, George William Brasher b 12.8.1917 - 1972,

William Nicholas Brasher son of Enos and Francis Phillips, birth 3.10.1886 death 3.7.1969. On the marriage certificate to my Son in Law's Grandmother and his Grandfather, William was 41, Gwendoline May Pleass was 26. They were married on 14.10.1933 at the South Melbourne Methodist Church by licence, by John Taylor Duggleby a Methodist minister. William was listed as a Widower with 4 children, the date of death for his partner was 26.10.28. On his death certificate are listed William Nicholas dec, Frances 56, Gladys dec, Albert John 51. The place of the said marriage is Queenstown Tas on the death cert year 1912.
I could not find any marriage to Sarah Hill or any one else.

4. William (Nicholas) Brasher 1886 #29298 - 1969 #14553 aged 83, wed c1912 Sarah Jane Hill died 26.10.1928. They are parents of 8, younger ones not named for privacy reasons.
William (Nicholas) Brasher wed on 14.10.1933 to second wife Gwendoline May Pleass 1907 - 1979 #27149 aged 72 died at Wonthaggi daughter of Ethel Louise Rayner and Frederick Pleass
8 children 1. William Nicholas Brasher 1912 - 1964 #3118 aged 51
2. Frances Stella Brasher 1913 #34857 - 1973 #28200 aged 60, wed William John Hoban then Wilson
3. Gladys May Brasher 1916 #15565 - 1942 #2704 aged 25 wed Smith
4. Albert John Brasher
5. Graeme Rosslyn Brasher
6. Dennis Foster Brasher
7. Murray Norman Fredrick Brasher
8. Suzanne Margaret Muriel Brasher
2. Frances Stella Brasher 1913 #34857 - 1973 #28200 aged 60, wed William John Hoban 1882 #13841 - 1937 #17198 aged 55 son of Bridget Roughan/Rowan and Michael Hoban, son of Bridget Rowan and Michael Hoban, died at Wangaratta. Infant son Kevin John Hoban died 1931 #13192 child of first wife Amy Myrtle Pitman (who disappears from Vic index).
Frances Hoban nee Brasher then wed Wilson
6. Mark Brasher 29 Sept 1894 - 19 Sept 1965, born in Rushworth (birth not registered) wed c1911 Mary Hitchcock 22 April 1894 - 24 Dec 1948, daughter of Olive Sophia Guscetti and George Nelson Hitchcock.
Mary died from a Stroke Christmas Eve, was buried Christmas Day and her Death Notice was in The Age Dec 27th, 1948,
8 children 1. John Walter Brasher 1912 #31507 - 1982 #05465 aged 70
2. Doris Elva Brasher 1914 #32682
3. Edna May Brasher 1917 #21940
4. Joyce Ethel Brasher 1920 #4871
5. Moira Brasher
6. Gwenda Brasher
7. Mark Brasher
8. Pamela Brasher

James Brasher 1860 - 1931

4. James Brasher 1860 #4035 - 1931 #9772 aged 71, son of Mary Elizabeth Francis and James Brasher, wed 1887 #7244 to Esther Northausen, recorded as Esther Jane Delile Dalcam, lived at Whroo
8 children 1. Violet May Northausen 1883 #27284 - 1957 #5515 aged 73, wed Cottom
2. Mary Amelia Northausen 1885 #22402
3. Chas Wm Brasher 1889 #17438 - 1890 #14259 lived 1 year
4. Percy James Brasher 1891 #28638 - 1974 #6444 aged 82
5. William Clarence Brasher 1893 #27536 - 1969 #22910 aged 76
6. Daisy Margurita Alice Brasher 1896 #7735 - 1970 #20519 aged 74 wed Bell
7. Myrtle Florence Brasher 1898 #15124 - 1977 #28272 aged 78, wed McKie
8. Florence Jessie Brasher 1907 - 1972 #3640 aged 65,
1. Violet May Northausen 1883 #27284 - 1957 #5515 aged 73, wed Albert Edward Cottom 1952 #12294 aged 78, son of Ann Dangerfield and Richard Cottom
2 children 1. Albert Lawrence Cottom 1909 - 1941 #3646 aged 32
2. Frederick Charles Cottom 1913 - 1964 #11741 aged 52
Charles William (Little Blossie) Brasher - In fond and loving memory of our darling son Charles William (Little Blossie) who fell asleep in Jesus on the 25th of September, 1890. Aged 17 months 11 days. (verse follows) Inserted by his loving parents J and E Brasher. Source Friday, September 23rd, 1892 -- Page 2 Rushworth Chronicle

From Allison Stanley on Thu, 22 Aug 2002
Hi, I've been doing some family history research for my brother-in-law who is decended from Louisa Dalcam, the sister of Esther Northausen, who married James Brasher.
Tongala Cemetery has graves for
Carol Margaret Northausen, Francis Irvine Northausen (1918 - 1974 #8621 aged 55, son of Olive Jean Clayton and William Robert Northausen) and Ross Francis Northausen
Florence Brasher, John Walter Brasher, Lorna May Brasher, Mark Boyd Brasher, Mark Brasher and Mary Brasher


Four were WW1 soldiers. rta = Returned to Australia
George Brasher Cpl 1456 in 56th Battalion, enlisted 28 Jan 1916, rta 23 May 1917
George Thomas Brasher, Pte 611, 13th Light Horse, 27 June 1915, rta 4 June 1919
John Brasher, Sgt 5244, 4th Fld Bky, 24 Nov 1914, rta 23 Oct 1918
William Brasher, Pte 3458, 50th Bat, 20 Sep 1915, KIA 19 Jul 1916
  Brasher - Private, William, enlisted 15 Aug 1915, as Serviceman 3458, 60th Bn, Australian Infantry, AIF, he was 5' 2" tall, weighed 9 stone, aged 23 years 8 months, fair, blue eyes, brown hair, CofE, Embarked at Melbourne 5 Jan 1916 on HMAT Afric, in 8th Strength 23 Bn, on 4 Apr 1916 transfered to 60th Bn, and Killed in Action 19 July 1916, Grave Reference 19,

Unknown connection

James Downey Brasher, born in Victoria, wed 1878 #5079 to Florence Elenor (Ellinor) Booth from London.
Florence Eleanor Brasher wed 1882 #6226 to William Love.
2 children 1. Clara Blanche Brasher 1881 #4108
2. Lillian Love 1885 #15925 - 1886 #573 lived 7 months



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