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Guiseppe/Joseph Cerini, Peter Cerutty,
Benjamin Chaffey, Edward Chaffey, Thomas Chaffey,


Guiseppe/Joseph Cerini

There appear to be three who settled in Victoria, Guiseppi wed c1864 to Maria Caton, Filippo wed 1876 #4212 to Paolina Nicola came Jul 1874 on the Great Britain aged 16, and Natale Cerini wed c1865 to Sarah Cook.
Using Victorian immigration I find
The Morning Star came Aug 1854 with 367 Unassisted Immigrants who appear to be some English families, and Swiss Italian males including Guiseppi Cerini 20 and Pietro Cerini 34.
The Adelle came Nov 1855 with 471 Unassisted Immigrants who appear to be males from age 12 to 42, no apparently female names, includes Gio Natale Cerini aged 14, also Giovanni Cerini 25, Gio Pietro Cerini 25 (also listed as Pietro Cerini 23) and Lorenzo Cerini 14.
The Young America came June 1858 with 308 Unassisted Immigrants who appear to be some English families, young English women, and Swiss Italian males including Guiseppi Cerini 37, Antonio Cerini 10 and Filippi Cerini 17
Guiseppe/Joseph Cerini came from Switzerland and wed c1864 to Maria/Mary Caton/Keating and lived at Springdall
8 children 1. William Joseph Cerini 1865 #25073
2. Joseph Cerini 1868 #19044
3. Twin Charles Cerini 1871 #19848
4. Twin John Cerini 1871 #19849
5. Mary Ann Cerini 1873 #5877
6. Catherine Cerini 1875 #19575
7. Madeline Cerini 1877 #5447
8. Lizzy Cerini 1882 #8168
1. William Cerini wed 1891 #3106 to Catherine Agatha Grist 1865 - 1935 #17897 aged 70, and lived at Colac then at Irreurllipe
8 Children 1. Jos Lawrence Cereni 1892 #2766 - 1944 #10666 aged 52
2. Annie Margaret Cereni 1893 #11612 - 1977 #19998 aged 84 wed Gourlay
3. Wm Chas Cereni 1894 #28184
4. Mary Agetha Cereni 1897 #4150 - 1966 #8673 aged 69, wed Ryan
5. Ellen Madeline Cereni 1899 #19521
6. Julia Henrietta Cereni 1901 #20002 - 1978 #14347 aged 76
7. Philip Henry Cereni 1903 - 1974 #23562 aged 71
8. Eileen Cereni 1909 - 1940 #19180 aged 31

Peter Cerutty

Peter Holt Cerutty and his wife came to Adelaide - South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Monday 1 April 1850
Sat 30 March 1850 — The ship Troubadour, 626 tons, Blow, master, from Gravesend 24th November, and Plymouth 1st December. Passengers for Port Adelaide and Port Phillip— The hon. Richard Talbot, Lady Talbot and infant, and two female servants, Mr Charles Ridgway, Mr. Fred. W. Campbell, Rev. James Sullivan, Mr. Hardy, surgeon, in the cabin, Mr. H. P. Cerutty and wife in the intermediate.
On the 15th April, at Port Adelaide, on board the ship ' Troubadour,' bound to this port the Honorable Mrs. R. G. Talbot, of twin daughters. Peter Holt Cerutty and Fanny Bell, parents of child named Lucy Martha born 14 June 1850 at Glen Osmond, SA
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Tuesday 17 June 1851, P Cerutty is 84, in a list of 144 supporters of William Nicholson, Esquire, Mayor of Melbourne, to stand in the next election for Representatives in the Legislative Council of Victoria,
Peter Cerutty voted in La Trobe Ward for MacKinnon, listed on Page 9, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Saturday 28 May 1853
I have not found when Peter Holt Cerutty was joined in Victoria by his parents and two brothers. It appears to be before 1864 when Richard gained publicity The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Thursday 8 September 1864 - The following is the list of candidates who have passed at the late examinations for promotion in the Victorian Volunteer Force. Those to whose names the * is prefixed have passed as subaltern officers, * W. R. Cerutty, W.N.B.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)Wednesday 12 April 1865 - The sixth match meeting of the Williamstown Rifle Club took place, at the local butts, Sergeant Cerutty, W.N.B , 31 points Peter Cerutty 15 Dec 1804 - 1887 #61 aged 81, son of Martha Lander and Solomon Prout born in Tavistock, Devon England, died at Armadale, Vic, wed 28 Jun 1828 to Martha Hole 1806 - 1877 #2617 aged 71 dau of Martha and Rochard Hole
5 Children 1. Peter Holt Cerutty 23 Apr 1829 - 1877 #9091 aged 48,
2. Richard William Cerutty 21 Mar 1832 died
3. Richard William Cerutty 6 Jan 1836
4. Mary Cerutty 3 Jan 1838 - 14 Jan 1838, Tavistock,
5. John Cerutty 24 Apr 1839 - 1895 #7813 aged 56
1. Peter Holt Cerutty 23 Apr 1829 - 1877 #9091 aged 48, wed in Tavistock, Devon England, 26 Oct 1849 to Fanny Bell 1820 - 1860 #7775 aged 40, dau Henry Bell
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) 7 September 1863 Marriages. Cerutty - Tristram - On the 31st Aug, at St. Luke's, Emerald hill, by the Rev. R. B Dlckinson, Peter Holt Cerutty, to Helen Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Tristram, Ross, Herefordshire.
Peter Holt Cerutty wed 7 September 1863 to Helen Elizabeth Tristram 1840 - 1900 #10479 aged 63, dau of Jane Mills and John Tristam
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Saturday 25 June 1864 CERUTTY.-On the 18th June 1864, at Endsleigh Cottage, Raleigh-street, Windsor, the wife of Mr. P. H. Cerutty of a son.
6 Children
of Fanny
1. Lucy Martha Cerutty born at Glen Osmond, SA, 14 June 1850 - 1924 #11722 aged 74,
2. James Gardiner Cerutty 1854 - 1927 #13373 aged 73,
3. Harry Richard Cerutty 1855 #10021
4. Fanny Bell Cerutty 1855 #10022 - 1931 #7208 aged 75, wed 1882 #886 to Alexander Horne
5. Mary Ellen Cerutty 1859 #1307
6. Martha Cerutty 1860 - 1860 #10653 lived 4 months
5 Children
of Helen
7. Arthur Wellesley Cerutty 18 Jun 1864 - 1865 #9731 lived 1 year
8. Ella Eliz Cerutty 1866 #17088 - 1937 #3425 aged 70
9. Edwin Trisham Cerutty 1868 #11499 - 1921 #15482 aged 53
10. Frank Herbert Cerutty 1870 #18364
11. Arthur Cerutty 1873 #11793
1. Lucy Martha Cerutty born at Glen Osmond, SA, 14 June 1850 - 1924 #11722 aged 74, wed 1876 #1442 to William Miller Ure and lived at St Kilda, Prahran
Jane Ure aged 35 came Oct 1857 Hotspur with James Ure aged 2
4 Children 1. Charles James Ure 1877 #11854
2. Fanny Helen Ure 1879 #25097 - 1881 #5599 lived 1 year
3. Florence Edith Ure 1883 #18795 - 1887 #7874 lived 3 years
4. Lucy Ella Ure 1886 #21086
2. James Gardiner Cerutty 1854 - 1927 #13373 aged 73, wed 1879 #1328 to Sarah Jane Caudwell 1857 #1596 dau of Mary Jane Shaw and Joseph Caudwell, and lived at Prahran, Caulfield
8 Children 1. Peter Cardwell Cerutty 1880 #10877
2. Ethel Sarah Cerutty 1883 #25577
3. Ida Jane Cerutty 1885 #20487 - 1885 #13477 lived 4 months
4. Leonard James Cerutty 1888 #27922
3. Harry Richard Cerutty 1855 #10021 wed 1878 #150 to Emily Gensen Nielson 1861 - 1951 #4641 aged 91, dau of Eliz Palmer and Gensen Nielson, lived at Prahran, Armadale
8 Children 1. Cedric Holt Cerutty 1879 #4726 - 1960 #5871 aged 83
2. Jessie Emily Cerutty 1880 #24418
3. Blanche Nielsen Cerutty 1883 #18741
4. Alfred Harry Cerutty 1885 #12691 - 1885 #6499 lived 4 weeks
5. Hubert Richard Cerutty 1887 #170 - 1964 #13805 aged 77
6. Reginald Murray Cerutty 1889 #26626" 7. Beryl Elizth Cerutty 1898 #29510
5. Mary Ellen Cerutty 1859 #1307 wed 1879 #4888 to John Lewis Kenny 1849 - 1935 #12853 aged 86, son of Mary Ellen Little and George Kenny
8 Children 1. George Louis Kenny 1885 #22230
2. Peter Kenny 1889 #32476" 3. Agnes Ellen Kenny 1895 - 1969 #20290 aged 74, wed Johnson
4. Steph Leo Kenny 1899 #19977
3. Richard William Cerutty 7 Jan 1836, wed 1866 #2323 to Elizabeth Morphett 1840 - 1918 aged 78, daughter of Jeremiah Morphett and Mary Dawes, and lived in Willaimstown
8 Children 1. William Morphett Cerutty 1867 #11844 - 1941 #4427 aged 74
2. Ernest Henry Cerutty 1868 #27093 - 1922 #14914 aged 54
3. Loelia Marion Morphett Cerutty 1871 #27203 - 1932 #4214 aged 60
4. George Alfred Morphett Cerutty 1876 #6160 - 1943 #12541 aged 67
5. Bessie Laura Alice Cerutty 1879 #6251 - 1942 #49 aged 62
1. William Morphett Cerutty 1867 #11844, wed 1898 #3846 to Helen Maria Plumridge 1872 #7738 - 1925 #2844 aged 52 and lived at St Kilda
1 Child 1. Wm Edw Cerutty 1899 #22425
5. John Cerutty 24 Apr 1839 - 1895 #7813 aged 56, wed 1867 #1361 to Elizabeth Stirling born in Hobart
3 Children 1. Peter Stirling Cerutty 1868 #21634 - 1942 #30259 aged 75
2. Charles John Cerutty 1871 #5028 - 1941 #559 aged 70
3. Martha Eliz Cerutty 1872 - 1942 #28135 aged 70,
1. Peter Stirling Cerutty 1868 #21634 - 1942 #30259 aged 75, wed Laura Eves May Turner 1885 #11360 - 1973 #2834 aged 87, dau of Martha Campey wed 1860 #1821 to Alfred Turner who had 16 chn, in Macedon.
1 Child 1. Nancy Irene Cerutty 1915 - 1980 #01647 aged 65, wed Barry
2. Charles John Cerutty 1871 #5028 - 1941 #559 aged 70, wed 1894 #422 to Wilhelmina Mercer 1872 #19655 - 1944 #3897 aged 72 died at Caulfield, dau of Cath Laidlaw wed c1856 to Alex Mercer
Mercer Alex Mercer aged 28 came Jul 1854 on the Miles Barton
Mercer Alexander Mercer aged 32 came Dec 1852 on the Ticonderoga with Helen Mercer aged 28, Alexander Mercer aged 6 and Andrew Mercer aged 1
1 Child 1. Olive Marjorie Cerutty 1896 #183 - 1985 #29508 aged 90, wed Simonson
3. Martha Eliz Cerutty 1872 - 1942 #28135 aged 70, wed 1895 #278 to Fred Murray Linley 1866 - 1929 #3099 aged 64 died at Richmond, 3rd son of Ann Elizth Wainwright 1839 - 1867 #8707 aged 28, dau of Kezia Clayton and Charles Wainwright, came Feb 1865 on the Royal Standard with Rev Dr Clement Linley fron York and lived at Castlemaine
2 Children 1. Gertude Elizth Linley 1896 #18508
2. Murray Stirling Linley 1898 #9816

Benjamin Chaffey

From on Friday, 5 September, 2008
Hi Elizabeth,
I was reading your web site with interest.
I am a greatgrandaughter of John and Martha Chaffey (nee Trigg) and notice you have John as being the son of Thomas Chaffey, I feel that this is incorrect. I have a certified copy of their marriage certificate, 1.10.1870 which states that John's parents were in fact Benjamin and Elizabeth Chaffey (nee Vile), Martha's parents are given as James and Ann Trigg (nee Stirling) as you state. All my other research supports this, hope this will be of assistance to you.
Ann Dawes (nee Chaffey)

Benjamin Chaffey wed Sep Quarter 1840 to Elizabeth Vile 1819 - 1875 #7331 aged 56, dau of Emma Walters and John Vile, in the district of Yeovil, Volume 10, Page 727, in the county of Somerset. The FamilySearch site has a Submitted Entry saying the wedding was on 7 Jul 1840 at Stoke Sub Hamdon, Somerset, England.
They appear in Victorian records 1854, and lived in Geelong, then Little River, Victoria.
7 Children 1. John Chaffey c1845
2. James Chaffey 1847 - 1860 #11248 lived 13 years
3. Benjamin Chaffey 1854 #6861
4. William Chaffey 1856 #12797
5. Robert Chaffey 1856 #12798 - 1856 #5196 lived 1 day
6. William Chaffey 1856 #5197 lived 2 days
7. Annie Jane Chaffey 1858 #7217 - 1863 #8357 lived 6 years
John Chaffey born in Geelong, wed 1 Oct 1870 #4487 to Martha Ann Trigg who came aged 6 in June 1853 on the Childe Harold from Cambridgeshire, and lived at Wyndham, Little River, Anakie, Lorne
8 Children 1. Sarah Ann Trigg 1866 #12068 2. Robert Charles Chaffey 1871 #2125
3. George Herbert Chaffey 1872 #27303
4. John Chaffey 1874 #16867
5. Elizabeth Chaffey 1877 #90
6. Mary Jane Chaffey 1878 #25810
7. Ada Ellen Chaffey 1884 #25701
8. Edith May Chaffey 1887 #4482
1. Sarah Ann Trigg 1866 #12068 wed 1886 #2425 to William Wiltshire Plant 1864 #19070 and lived at Geelong, Queenscliff then Camperdown

Edward Chaffey

Edward Chaffey came c1873 with Mary Ann Weston
2 Children 1. Eveline Phoebe Chaffey c1872
2. Edward George Henry Chaffey 1874 #8210 - 1875 #3094 lived 7 months
1. Eveline Phoebe Chaffey wed 1896 to Robert Godber

Thomas Chaffey

IGI submitted entry lists marriage of Thomas Chaffee 1849 to Harriet in Portaferry, Belfast, Down, Ireland,
Thomas Chaffey came aged 28 in Sept 1849 on the Courier with Harriett Unknown 26 as Assisted British Immigrants. Children christened at Belfast (Now Port Fairy) Church of England
5 Children 1. William Chaffey 4
2. John Chaffey infant
3. Ellen Susan Chaffey 1850 #30135 - 1851 #30390 lived 1 year
4. Anne Chaffey 1851 #30221
5. Ellen Chaffey 1852 #30299


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