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Frank Carver, Thomas Carvosoe, Michael Casey, Michael Cashmore,
Jonathan Casson, Frederick Castle, George Castle, John Castley,


Frank Carver

Frank Carver wed 1864 #2052 to Margaret Corbett 1842 - 1891 #17389 aged 49 dau of David Corbett, lived at Miners Rest, Ballarat
6 Children 1. Thomas Carver 1865 #17357
2. Eliz Jane Carver 1867 #16939
3. Joseph Carver 1870 #4141 - 1888 #12129 lived 18 years
4. Margaret Ann Carver 1871 #25084
5. Ethel May Carver 1874 #4204
6. Harriet Esther Carver 1876 #4127
2. Eliz Jane Carver 1867 #16939 wed 1890 #3524 to George Henry Anthony
5. Ethel May Valentine nee Carver 1874 #4204 - 1944 #21998 aged 71, wed 1906 #5754 to Ernest Fred Fricke
6. Harriet Esther Carver 1876 #4127 wed 1900 #3920 to Irvine Coulter 1873 #21724

Thomas Carvosoe

Cornwall Census 1841 Civil Parish of Paul, Book 10 Folio 55 Page 1, Tredavoe,1, all born in county,
Thomas Carvosoe,60,,Farmer, Wilmot Carvosoe,,60, William Carvosoe,30, Elizabeth Carvosoe,,29, Thos. Carvosoe,4, Elizabeth Carvosoe,,6, and John Lobb,16,,Male Servant,
William Carvosoe born 1811, wed 5 Apr 1834 at Paul Cornwall UK to Elizabeth Mathews christened 29 Sep 1811, St Buryan Cornwall UK daughter of Mary Nicholas and James Mathews, and lived at Paul Cornwall UK
Cornwall Census 1841, Civil Parish of Ludgvan, Book 11 Folio 9 Page 10, Crowlas,1, all born in county John Pearce,35,,Tin Miner, Elizabeth Pearce,,30, John Pearce,5, Henry Pearce,3, Elizabeth Pearce,,10m,
Thomas Carvosoe 7 Jan 1837 - 24 Sep 1897, wed 22 Mar 1856 at Paul Cornwall UK to Margaret Emily Pearce c1836 - 12 Jan 1924 daughter of Elizabeth Penlerick and John Pearce, She came 5 Oct 1857 (not confirmed)
OCCUPATION: miner Tarnagulla, Vic, then a truant officer Ballarat, Vic, Aust
EMIGRATION: 20 Jun 1856, Liverpool, UK - Carvosso Thos aged 20 arrived Sep 1856 on the Golden Era
12 children 1. Martha Annie Carvosoe 1857 - 1858 #2870 lived 1 year
2. Annie Martha Carvosoe 1859 #9869 - 1860 #444 lived 1 year
3. Elizabeth Pearce Carvosoe/Caroose 24 May 1860 #10459 - 14 Sep 1921
4. William Thomas Carvosoe 1862 #4790
5. John Pearce Carvosoe c1864
6. Martha Annie Carvosoe 1865 #10628
7. James Alfred Carvosoe 1867 #18084
8. Jessie Irene Carvosoe 1867 #18084 - 1876 #8019 lived 8 years
9. Ada Carvosoe 1870 #323
10. Beatrice Maud Carvosoe 1872 #13619
11. Lillian Carvosoe 1876 #510
12. Charles Arthur Carvosoe 1880 #13159
3. Elizabeth Pearce Carvosoe/Caroose 24 May 1860 #10459 - 14 Sep 1921 wed 1886 #3469 to James George Membrey 1862 #6080, 6 Children
5. John Pearce Carvosoe c1864 wed 9 Feb 1885 #1368 to Maria Louisa Nelson 1866 #9625
4 children 1. John Carvosoe 1885 #12958 lived 2 days
2. Jessie Irene Carvosoe
3. Clarence Leon Carvosoe
4. Annie Lydia Carvosoe
10. Beatrice Maud Carvosoe 1872 #13619 wed 1891 to Alfred Edward Stodden 1868 #21051 born at Ballarat

Michael Casey

Michael Casey wed 1850 #5525 at CofE St James Melbourne to Martha King, settled at St Arnaud
10 children 1. Mary Ann Casey 1851
3 more children
5. Winifred Casey 1859 #15193
6. William Casey 1863 #3119
7. Emma Casey 1865 #16489 lived 20 months
8. Unnamed Male Casey 1867 #1134 appears to be Robert Casey 1869 - 1885 #14044 aged 16
9. Michael William Casey 1869 #3291
10. Esther Casey 1871 #21955
Mary Ann Casey 1851 - 1887 #8440 aged 36, daughter of Martha King and Michael Casey wed c1869 to Bernard Francis Lanfranchi, 8 children

Michael Cashmore


From on Thursday, 9 February 2012
Hello Elizabeth, I have been looking at your web site: Pioneer Families in Victoria. On this page you have several members of my family - Michael CASHMORE and his children. His youngest child, Louisa Leah was my grandmother.
There are two children that have not been mentioned.
Alice, born 8 May 1842 . She married Henry Isaacs on 23 March 1859.
Sarah, born July 1857, died 30 Jun 1954. Never married.
Kind regards, Judith
Thankyou.
I found Sarah's death - not easy to find without your help, as her parents are indexed as 'Unknown' The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. Friday 4 March 1853


See my Vic1847 website for notes on the Cashmore's trip from Sydney on the Clonmel, which floundered near the area later called Lakes Entrance
Michael Cashmore in Sydney wed 1840 to Elizabeth Solomon 1821 - 1898 #4525 aged 77 dau of Esther Davis and Samuel Solomom died at Richmond, and children were registered with the Hebrew church in Melbourne
10 Children 1. Alice Cashmore born 8 May 1842 wed 23 March 1859 to Henry Isaacs
2. Joseph Michael Cashmore 1843 #46278 - 1931 #6710 aged 87
3. Esther Cashmore 1845 #46285
4. Samuel Herbert Cashmore 1847 #46298 - 1931 #11711 aged 84
5. Isaac Cashmore 1849 #46319
6. Henry Michael Cashmore 1851 #46335 - 1875 #13920 lived 24 years
7. Rebecca Cashmore 1853 #46375
8. Alfred Cashmore 1855 #6582 - 1885 #1797 lived 29 years
9. Sarah, born July 1857, died 30 Jun 1954 aged 96
10. Louisa Cashmore 1860 #2212
1. Alice Cashmore born 8 May 1842 wed 23 March 1859 #1171 to Henry Isaacs and lived at 'Wint", Castlemaine, The Loddon
6 Children 1. Charles Isaacs 1860 #4589
2. Elizabeth Isaacs 1861 #16372
3. Mary Florence Isaacs 1863 #13054
4. George Michael Isaacs 1865 #7390
5. Kate Victoria Isaacs 1867 #7086
6. Herbert Henry Isaacs 1869 #1258 - 1869 #5553 lived 7 months
5. Isaac Michael Cashmore 1849 #46319 - 1890 #8213 aged 41, wed 1882 #3098 to Louisa Perrett 1858 - 1890 #16707 aged 32, dau of Elizabeth Bush and George Perrett who came to Vic about 1862 and registered another 11 chn in Geelong, both died at East Melbourne
2 Children 1. Alice Mary Gertrude Cashmore 1882 #16155
2. Randolph Alfred Cashmore 1887 #31882
7. Rebecca Cashmore wed 1882 #3013 to Emanuel Solomon/s from Adelaide
Is he Emanuel Solomon died at Middle Park, 1938 #4016, aged 81, son of Isabella and Isaac Solomon?
4 Children 1. Hilda Elizabeth Solomon 1884 - 1965 #9877 aged 81
2. Isabel Esther Solomon 1886 - 1898 #3770 lived 12 years
3. Isaac Solomons 1886 - 1887 #3191 lived 7 months
4. Doris Solomon 1888 #13317
10. Louisa Cashmore 1860 #2212 - 1936 #8703 aged 76, wed 1885 #1472 to Julius Magnus 1859 #3972 - 1944 #1798 aged 85, son of Amelia Casper and Gustav Magnus, only child in Vic records, and lived at Fitzroy South
3 Children 1. Gustave Michael Magnus 1887 #1400
2. Basil Magnus 1888 #9578 - 1967 #3383 aged 79
3. Percy Magnus 1899 #2967 - 1990 aged 91

Found the Calcutta !!:)
Gustav Magnus arrived in Australia in 1853 on SS Calcutta, according to his naturalisation certificate. The South Australian Register reported the Calcutta reached Adelaide 4 Feb 1853 from London on 3 Oct 1852 with 15 passengers and 60 emigrants sent out by the parochial officers of St Martins in the Fields, London, also about 125 for Melbourne. Her departure was noted on Thursday 17 February 1853, with 9 named in the Cabin, joined the original passengers from London. The arrival is recorded in The Argus, Melbourne, Vic. Friday 4 March 1853, Page 4 there is the account of the arrival of Calcutta, 484 tons, Allen master.
A letter was advertised as 'Awaiting Collection', for Gustav Magnus, in South Australian Register, Wednesday 10 October 1855
Amelia Magnus aged 30 came Jan 1857 on the Merrie England with daughter - Amelia in ship list, known as Frances, arrival in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. Monday 19 January 1857, 'a splendid new ship of over 1000 tons, fitted with every convenience. Brought 250 in the Steerage, and 11 plus Mrs Young and family


Jonathan Casson

Jonathan Casson 1833 - 1879-11-30 aged 46, died at Virginia, was aged 25 son of Samuel Casson wed 1858-04-10 to Dianah Bronten (Bowden, Burden) aged 19, daughter of Charles Burden, 1838 - 1890-09-06 aged 52, died at Reeves Plain. Children were born at Gawler River in South Australia. The South Australian Digger Index contains the date of birth and gives a list dating between 1842 and 1906.
11 Children 1. Jane Casson 26 Feb 1859
2. Ann Casson 9 Jan 1860
3. Samuel Casson 10 Apr 1861
4. Thomas Casson 7 Oct 1862
5. Alfred Casson 26 Mar 1865
6. John Casson 2 Dec 1866 at Virginia
7. Henry Casson 3 May 1869
8. Elizabeth Harriet Casson 11 May 1871
9. Fanny Maria Casson 26 Feb 1875
10. James Albert Casson 22 Jun 1873
11. Ruth Casson 30 Dec 1877 at Virginia
4. Thomas Casson 7 Oct 1862, son of Diana Burden and Jonathan Casson, wed 1897 in Victoria to Elizabeth Britten 1868.
6 Children 1. Camelia Hart May Casson 1898 in Victoria
2. Thomas Stanley Casson 1900 lived 2 years, born at Warracknabeal
3. Jonathan Percy Casson 1901 in Victoria
4. Gladys Diana Casson 26 Apr 1904 at Mount Gambier, South Aust
5. Joseph Samuel Roy Casson 1908 in Victoria
6. Cyril Wesley Casson 1909 in Victoria

5. Alfred Casson came c1872 with Mary Ellen Clark and lived at Virginia, South Australia.
Alfred may be a younger brother of Jonathan Casson, who had two children born at Virginia.
6 Children 1. William Casson 1873
2. Fanny Benaras Casson 18 Nov 1874
3. Herbert Casson 29 Nov 1876
4. Alice Casson 14 Jun 1879
5. Ernest Casson 6 Apr 1881
6. Hannah Casson 5 Jun 1883
1. William Casson c1875, aged 28 son of Alfred Casson, wed 24 Jan 1901 to Annie MacLay Robertson aged 26, daughter of Alexander Robertson at the Res of Alexander Robertson in Oakbank
1 Child 1. Leonard Rae Casson 1 Sep 1902 at Enfield
3. Herbert Casson 29 Nov 1876, son of Mary Ellen Clark and Alfred Casson, wed 25 Nov 1897 to Ellen Thompson aged 19 daughter of John Thompson at the Res of S Lenton Prospect, Adelaide
6 Children 1. Alice Casson 23 Feb 1898 at Prospect
2. Wilton Casson 9 Jul 1899 at Nailsworth
3. Robert Clark Casson 22 Jul 1901 at Nailsworth
4. John Kenneth Casson 24 Dec 1902 at Nailsworth
5. Gracie May Casson 25 May 1904 at Nailsworth
6. Rita Casson 1 Jul 1905 at Enfield

The death of Jonathan Casson 1950 in Victoria, aged 88, gives a birth year of 1862, so matches with Thomas's brother John born 2 Dec 1866 at Virginia, SA.

Frederick Castle

Frederick Castle 1821 - 1897 #4241 aged 76, parents not listed, came aged 25, on 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour. He wed 1847 #23303 at Christ Church, CofE, Geelong to Mary Howarth and lived at Colac, Birregurra
13 Children 1. William Castle 1849 - 1928 #426 aged 79
2. Frederick Castle 1850 #22401 - 1893 #3956 aged 42, died at Swan Hill
3. George Castle 1852 - 1935 #1579 aged 83
4. John Castle 1854 #6961
5. Euphemia Castle 1860 - 1945 #8211 aged 85
6. Jane Castle 1862 - 1952 #20766 aged 90
7. Louisa Castle 1864 #1481 - 1950 #1637 aged 86, wed Mackenzie
8. Elizabeth Castle 1865 #21133
9. James Austin Castle 1867 #13164 - 1868 #8118 lived 1 year
10. Isabella Castle 1869 #7024 - 1957 #881 aged 87
11. Harriet Castle 1870 #13947
12. Albert Castle 1872 #829
13. Alfred Castle 1874 #14076
1. William Castle 1849 - 1928 #426 aged 79, wed 1868 #2387 to Jane Bockom 1852 - 1934 #12312 aged 82, dau of Bridget Conway nee Flannaghan 1813 - 1888 #8374 aged 75 dau of Flannagan and Melancthon George Bokcom 1820 - 1888 #8371 aged 68 of Geelong (both her parents died at Ballarat), and lived at Birregarra, Durham, kerang
9 Children 1. Margaret Agnes Castle 1869 #20730
2. Frederick William Castle 1872 - 1873 #394 lived 1 year
3. George Castle 1875 #14187
4. William Henry Castle 1878 #22269
5. John Castle 1881 #22895 - 1967 #11571 aged 85
6. Alfred Ester/Hester Castle 1884 #16366 - 1925 #3707 aged 40
7. Alfred Estler Castle 1884 #24038
8. Ethel Maud Castle 1888 #4078 - 1955 #22559 wed Heap
9. Gordon Castle 1891 #14017
2. Frederick Castle 1850 #22401 - 1893 #3956 aged 42, died at Swan Hill, wed 1872 #665 to Margaret Bokcom, dau of Bridget Conway nee Flannaghan 1813 - 1888 #8374 aged 75 dau of Flannagan and Melancthon George Bokcom 1820 - 1888 #8371 aged 68 of Geelong (both her parents died at Ballarat), and lived at Birregarra, Mitiamo
8 Children 1. Sophia Castle 1872 #12880
2. Mary Ann Castle 1874 #21146 - 1921 #3298 aged 47, wed Stone
3. Frederick George Castle 1876 #4142
4. Thomas James Castle 1878 #4101
5. Albert Ernest Castle 1880 #17424
6. Florence May Castle 1882 #4161
7. Louisa Margaret Castle 1884 #10461
8. Isabella Beatrice Et Castle 1888 #13792
3. George Castle 1852 - 1935 #1579 aged 83, wed 1875 #4814 to Emma Webb 1857 #2383 - 1945 #20751 aged 88, dau of Elizabeth Honarth/Howarth wed 1850 #23463 to John Webb at Geelong, and lived at Pomborneit,
11 Children 1. Adeline Mary Castle 1876 #25063
2. Emma Castle 1879 #963
3. Elizth Minnie Castle 1880 #13861 - 1965 #21616 aged 85, wed Smith
4. George Hector Castle 1883 #18688
5. Ethel Maud Castle 1885 #4995
6. Una May Castle 1887 #30866 - 1963 #4663 aged 75, wed McKemzie
7. Flossie Blanche Castle 1889 #24888 - 1959 #27264 aged 70, wed Lucas
8. Frank Castle 1891 #15889 - 1971 #26018 aged 80
9. Ivy Jean Castle 1896 #5921 - 1979 #14494 aged 83, wed Cassell
10. Nina Myrtle Castle 1898 #5627
11. Mavis Webb Castle 1899 #21185
5. Euphemia Castle 1860 - 1945 #8211 aged 85, wed 1880 #1378 to Henry Hester born Geelong, and lived at Ondit,
2 Children 1. Earnest Alfred Hester 1887 #13715
2. Horace Geo Hester 1897 #21732
6. Jane Castle 1862 - 1952 #20766 aged 90, wed 1880 #1379 to John Hester 1858 #17392, and lived at Ondit,
4 Children 1. Florence Elizabeth Hester 1883 #25506
2. Charles Hester 1888 #14245
3. Alfred Oscar Hester 1893 #34241
4. Louisa Wfred Pearl Hester 1895 #31781
7. Louisa Castle 1864 #1481 - 1950 #1637 aged 86, wdied as Mrs Mackenzie, wed 1888 #2084 to William Ring 1854 #2646 - 1889 #9088 aged 35, son of Mary Malcolm wed 1853 #15 to Thomas Ring, born in Colac
Louisa Ring wed 1890 #8916 to Geo Helps Clarke from Tasmania "but their baby Horace Edwin Clarke 1891 #18613 is son of Geo Helps Clarke and Louisa Cassell
8. Elizabeth Castle 1865 #21133, wed 1883 #31 to Isaac Duck 1857 #15663 son of Jane Howarth 1830 - 1859 #6126 aged 29 (dau of Mary Ann and James Howarth) and Samuel Duck, and lived at Birregarra, Colac
3 Children 1. Alfred Albert Duck 1884 #644
2. Minnie Duck 1885 #717 - 1885 #445B lived 1 month
3. Ethel Amy Duck 1886 #25090
10. Isabella Castle 1869 #7024 - 1957 #881 aged 87, wed 1890 #4738 to James Windsor, and lived at Colac,
3 Children 1. Flor Beatrice Windsor 1891 #25408
2. Vernon Gerald Windsor 1895 #2343 - 1961 #9120 aged 66
3. Eric Wilfred Windsor 1903 - 1975 #23823 aged 72
11. Harriet Castle 1870 #13947, wed 1894 #6997 to John LeBatt, and lived at Birregarra,
2 Children 1. Vernon Clyde LeBatt 1896 - 1985 #05817 aged 89
2. Alma Wfred LeBatt 1899 #8229 - 1929 #14921 aged 30, wed Smith
13. Alfred Castle 1874 #14076, wed 1898 #4096 to Margt Edwards, and lived at Birregarra,
2 Children 1. Irene Isabella Castle 1899 #8224
2. Ivy May Castle 1900 #24413

George Castle

George Castle came c1866 with Mary Aitchson and lived at Bunningyong
7 Children 1. Isabella Alice Mary Castle 1867 #20471
2. Maria Adams Castle 1869 #7277 wed John Edward Austin
3. James Herbert Castle 1871 #1150
4. Virginia Maud Castle 1873 #1052
5. Emma Edith Castle 1875 #14409 lived 7 days
6. George Aitcheson Castle 1876 #21347
7. Mary Elizabeth Castle 1879 #7432

John Castley

See John Castley was the eldest child of Thomas Castley & Elizabeth Slee of ďThe ThornĒ Rosgill, Shap, Westmorland, England. He was baptised on 6 September 1822 at Morland.
John Castley married Jane Carlton (although there is no record of their marriage), who was born at Penrith in 1818. They had five children, Isabella (b 1847), Joseph (b 1847), Elizabeth (b 1850), Margaret & Thomas. A second web site gives Jane's surname as Stamper.
John Castley came to Australia arriving at Port Phillip aboard the El Dorado on 9 November 1852. Shipping records show he was accompanied by his wife (first name not listed) and two children, Isabella (age not listed) and Elizabeth age 2Ĺ.
Aboard the same ship were Johnís eldest sister Margaret and her husband Isaac Stephenson and their infant child Thomas who died aged 6 months.

Duncan McFarlane and Elizabeth Norris arrived at Adelaide in Feb 1840 on the India, listed as individuals.
See the letter explaining Elizabeth's first family, in the notes on her daughter Euphemia, who wed Norman McPhie
And Duncan died
John Castley, 32, wed Elizabeth Macfarlane, 34, on 1854-04-18 at Caledonian Church, Inverbrackie, South Aust
MACFARLANE H, wife arrived 1847-10-21 on Phantom from Sydney
James Macfarlane born 1853-11-25 at (Mur), father Hugh Macfarlane, mother Elizabeth Gordon
John Castley c1822 - 21 May 1898 wed 18 Apr 1854 to Elizabeth Macfarlane nee Norris 1819 - 8 March 1899 #2345 aged 80, dau of Elizabeth and Alex Norris lived at Taradale, later at Lexton, and both buried in the same unmarked grave at the Lexton Cemetery In his Will, John Castley left the three blocks of land at Muckleford to Euphemia McPhie. After the death of his wife Elizabeth, the homestead and almost 40 acres was left to his grandson, Charles Castley (son of Mary) and the remainder of the estate was divided between Elizabeth Atkins, Mary Seargeant, Margaret Ellen Thouliss and Jane Pearson.
7 Children
First spouse
1. Duncan McFarlane, born c1842
2. Robert Norris Macfarlane born in SA, wed 1882 #3444 to Margaret Simpson
3. Euphemia Macfarlane 1847 - 1934 #19274 aged 87 wed Norman McPhie
2 or 3 unknown
5. Isabella Castley 1847, had died
6. Elizabeth Castley 1850, the only surviving child from Johnís first marriage, wed Atkins (from her father's Will)
3 other deaths,
4 Children
second spouses
11. Mary Castley 1855 #2720 at Brunswick
12. Sarah Castley 1857 #7363 - 12 Nov 1864 #7926 aged 7 at Taradale, Sarah Ann Castley at the age of 7 years was drowned
13. Margaret Ellen Castley 1859 #21266 - 1896 #13972 aged 37
14. Jane Castley born 26 February 1862 at Woodchester in SA
6. Elizabeth Castley 1850, the only surviving child from Johnís first marriage, wed William Aitken and lived at Hotham, Preston,
4 Children 1. William James Aitken 1875 #17683
2. John Charles Aitken 1882 #4698
3. Frank Ervine Aitken 1888 #14685
4. Roderick Castley Aitken 1891 #6160
11. Mary Castley 1855 #2720 wed 1880 #1367 to Thomas Seargeant born in Glasgow, and lived at Lexton, Redbank, Avoca
7 Children 1. Charles Castlay 1875 #2635 son of Mary Castlay born at Geelong
2. Joseph Castley 1880 #3487 son of Mary Carthy born at Lexton
3. Elizabeth Sargent 1881 #17705
4. Ellen Sargent 1886 #5549
5. Martha Sargent 1888 #17178
6. Jno Wm Sargent 1890 #29269
7. Hy Thos Sargent 1892 - 1893 #12717 lived 1 month
13. Margaret Ellen Castley 1859 #21266 - 1896 #13972 aged 37, wed 1876 #4375 to Rueben Thonlis/Thouliss Margaret Ellen Thouliss pre-deceased her father and in a codicil dated 19 January 1887, John Castley left her share of the estate to Margaretís ten children.
14. Jane Castley born in SA, wed 1880 #1366 to Robert Pearson born in Melbourne (a double wedding with Mary, by the reference numbers!) and lived at Linton, Lexton, Amphitheatre then Avoca. This may be Robert - Robt Pearson died at Bendigo, 1854 - 1900 #544 aged 46, son of Margaret Gladstone and John Pearson
8 Children 1. Elzth Pearson 1880 #23592 - 1880 #10457 lived 21 days
2. Robert Pearson 1881 #24548
3. Mary Margaret Pearson 1883 #20927
4. John Castley Pearson 1885 #22751
5. Ellen Jane Pearson 1888 #52
6. Isabella Sarah Pearson 1890 #29068
7. Flor Ann Pearson 1894 #302
8. Stephen Castley Pearson 1901 #15915R - 1901 #8149 lived 1 day



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