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George Chalk, John Challis, Archibald Chalmers,


George Chalk

George William Chalk wed 1854 #795 to Jane Flanery and lived at Beaufort, Landsborough then Stawell
10 Children 1. Louisa Elizabeth Chalk 1854 #5567 - 1930 #881 aged 75, died as Mrs Okeefe
2. Emily Ball Chalk 1859 #3560 - 1859 #8812 lived 11 months
3. Annie Amelia Chalk 1860 #21188
4. Mary Anne Chalk 1862 #21559
5. William Edward Chalk 1864 #16108 - 1885 #2583 lived 21 years
6. Alice Matilda Chalk 1866 #15591 - 1945 #11565 aged 79 died as Mrs Price
7. Jessie Chalk 1868 #17318
8. Emily Bell Chalk 1871 #3400 - 1875 #3901 lived 4 years
9. John Alfred Chalk 1874 - 1875 #8145
10. Walter Ernest Chalk 1877 #10655 - 1878 #9443 lived 1 year
1. Louisa Elizabeth Chalk 1854 #5567 wed 1874 #2665 to John Ewen Ward, 5 chn
3. Annie Amelia Chalk 1860 #21188 wed 1876 #3879 to John Given/Gavin Dalziel 1856 #8919 and lived at Stawell, 12 Children
6. Alice Matilda Chalk 1866 #15591 - 1945 #11565 aged 79, wed 1885 #3870 to William Hyde 1860 - 1890 #6186 aged 30, son of Ellen Randall and Wm Hyde born in England and died at Carlton
Alice Matilda Hyde wed 1890 #6531 to Harry Price and lived at Port Melbourne
4 Children 1. Harry Geo Price 1891 #16077 - 1974 #28320 aged 83
2. Alice Louisa Bell Price 1892 #26390 - 1968 #4472 aged 75 wed Bryning
3. Fred Price 1897 #1324
4. Mabel Stella Price 1899 #29138 - 1900 #6819 lived 1 month


From on 9 Nov 2013
My father, John Henry Ellis b 7/5/1900, Hay NSW. His sister, Clara Edith ‘Daisy’ Ellis b 24/1/1896, Hay NSW, married 1921 to Frederick Brown b 25/11/1897. I believe this Frederick Brown is in fact Fred Price, b 1897, Brunswick, Vic. If I am correct, his mother was Alice Matilda Chalk m Hyde in 1885 then upon his death in 1885, she married Harry Price in 1885 and had 4 male children and 2 females (jacquie says 11 children?).
How Fred Price became Fred Brown is unclear at this moment. What I do know is that: Fred did not hide from his family that his real surname was not Brown, but didn’t reveal what his surname was! After his death his family did find a scrap of paper with the name of his mother shown as Alice Harvey (Could be Harry) Price 18/ – / 1885. I note that her first husband Hyde died in 1885 and married Harry Price that same year. Fred had informed his family that there were 4 males and 2 females within his family. Fred’s family assumed that he was born in the Mildura district and he had two sisters, one referred to as Nan who married Yates, and the other Ann who married Johnson. I have found that Annie Myra Brown m Bert Johnson in 1922, Vic. Myra died in 1981 in Mildura, showing parents William Brown/Sophie. Fred Brown d Hay 30/9/1979, showing parents William/Sophie. My initial conclusion is that the sisters Annie Myra Brown and another called Nan are not sisters of Fred although, they probably grew up as such. Perhaps the William Brown or Sophia were in some way related through marriage to the Chalk or Price family and took Fred into their family. This information might hopefully be of assistance to your own research.
Obviously I have some further research to do, looking into the William Brown/Sophia connection. However, I would very much welcome any input you are able to provide to me about Fred Price (perhaps AKA Brown) and specifically - the dates that Hyde died and Alice married Harry Price – and any knowledge of the William Brown/Sophia connection.


John Challis

Marriages Dec 1841 - John Challis and Elizabeth Jeffery at Saffron Walden Vol 12 page 455. The district Saffron Walden is in the county of Essex,
John Challis 29 (1823 - 1880 #11689 aged 57, son of Mary Saunders and Thomas Challis) and Elizabeth Jeffrey 29 came July 1851 as assisted Immigrants on the John Knox, with Mary Ann Challis 18, Saunders John Challis 9, Jonas Challis 5, Ruth Challis 1, and lived at Winchelsea and had James Challis 1857, Silas Challis 1860 and Eliza Challis 1864 John Challis 1822 - 1880 #11689 aged 57 son of Mary Saunders and Thomas Challis of Essex came July 1851 as assisted Immigrants on the John Knox with children and Elizabeth Jeffrey 1822 - 1881 #10600 aged 59
6 Children 1. John Sandey Challis aged 9 born 1842
2. Jonas Challis aged 5 born 1846
3. Ruth Elizabeth Challis aged 1 born 1850
4. James Challis 1857 #15649
5. Silas Challis 1860 #3460
6. Eliza Challis 1864 #12408
1. John Sandey (Saunders John) Challis aged 9 born 1842 wed 1866 #1170 to Olive Plant 1843 - 1936 #16793 aged 93 from Lincolnshire, lived at Winchelsea, then Benalla after 1873
9 children 1. Frederick Henry Challis 1868 #6345 - 1942 #27242 aged 74
2. William Challis 1869 #12545 - 1931 #5570 aged 62
3. Olive Challis 1870 #27137 - 1939 #974 aged 68
4. Florence Challis 1873 #13609 - 1950 #16315 aged 76
5. Francis Challis 1874 #21123 - 1903 #12267 aged 29
6. Clara Challis 1876 #21095 - 1950 #19738 aged 73
7. Ethel Challis 1878 #13562 - 1903 #7859 aged 24
8. Annie Challis 1881 #657 - 1948 #22227 aged 67
9. May Challis 1883 #21526 - 1970 #24634 aged 87
1. Frederick Henry Challis 1868 #6345 - 1942 #27242 aged 74 wed 1903 #4055 to Elizth Emily Goulding 1879 #7160 born at Benalla, no known chn
2. William Challis 1869 #12545 - 1931 #5570 aged 62 wed 1893 #4832 to Alice Marion Holden 1871 #5686 - 1930 #1766 aged 58 lived at Benalla
6 Children 1. Arth Edwin Challis 1895 #4360
2. Geo Edmund Challis 1897 #21177
3. Eva Alexandra Challis 1901 #768
4. Margory Irene Challis 1902 #23832 - 1904 #7523 lived 1 year
5. Leslie Fran Wm Challis 1905 #15554
6. Ada Beatrice Challis 1907 #24101
3. Olive Challis 1870 #27137 - 1939 #974 aged 68 wed 1891 #52 to Ralph Joyce 1870 #933 born at Benalla, 12 Children
4. Florence Challis 1873 #13609 - 1950 #16315 aged 76 wed 1903 #6760 to John Lane possibly John Lane 1869 #6996 born at Benalla
6. Clara Challis 1876 #21095 - 1950 #19738 aged 73 wed 1899 #4192 to William Goulding possible born 1872 #21614 born at Benalla, lived at Benalla, 5 Children
8. Annie Challis 1881 #657 - 1948 #22227 aged 67 wed 1920 #14263 to Herbt Ernt Ford 1880 #13519 born at Benalla
9. May Challis 1883 #21526 - 1970 #24634 aged 87 wed 1920 #14262 to Wm Hy Gardiner
2. Jonas Challis aged 5 born 1846 - 1930 #4336 aged 83 wed 1868 #1166 to Hepsy Button 1849 - 1931 #4129 aged 82, and lived at Winchelsea
9 children 1. Emily Challis 1869 #12537 - 1932 #4630 aged 63
2. James John Challis 1871 #13189
3. Mary Jane Challis 1873 #13608 - 1951 #13706 aged 78
4. Hepsy Eliza Challis 1875 #20373 - 1960 #7084 aged 84
5. Richard Walter Challis 1878 #6051 - 1949 #17837 aged 72
6. Jonas George Challis 1880 #12570 - 1957 #19772 aged 77
7. Thomas Charles Challis 1882 #6260 - 1952 #20328 aged 70
8. Edwin Ernest Challis 1884 #21610 - 1959 #20830 aged 74
9. Robert Montague Kemp Challis 1888 #16703 - 1960 #35364 aged 72
10. Nash Button Challis 1891 #8051
11. Bernard Vincent Challis 1893 #18091 - 1977 #1361 aged 83
12. Betsy Button Challis 1894 #34099 - 1958 #23941 aged 64 wed Spruce
2. James John Challis 1871 #13189 wed 1900 #8094 to Margaret Johnson 1867 - 1915 #1482 aged 48
3. Mary Jane Challis 1873 #13608 - 1951 #13706 aged 78 wed 1901 #2240 to Walt Richmond Hamlin and lived at Winchelsea
1 Child Rita Lilian Hamlin 1904 #29656
4. Hepsy Eliza Challis 1875 #20373 - 1960 #7084 aged 84 wed 1898 #4687 to Michael James Murnane 1874 #23058 born at Geelong, and lived at Winchelsea, 5 Children
7. Thomas Charles Challis 1882 #6260 - 1952 #20328 aged 70 wed 1913 #3005 to Mary Ctina Gillies 1879 - 1966 #14922 aged 87 daughter of Euphemia Mcdonald and Donald Gillies died at Ballarat
8. Edwin Ernest Challis 1884 #21610 - 1959 #20830 aged 74 wed 1905 #3918 to Louisa Flor Howard 1885 #23434 - 1978 #10908 aged 92 born at Majorca, and lived at Winchelsea then Geelong
4 Children 1. Oscar Edwin Challis 1906 #30856
2. Edna Grace Challis 1909 #7282
3. Alan Challis 1913 #4046
4. Leslie Albert Challis 1915 #3919
9. Robert Montague Kemp Challis 1888 #16703 - 1960 #35364 aged 72 wed 1914 #6316 to Blanche Maud Brown 1884 #15056 - 1941 #16717 aged 56 born at Buninyong
2 Children 1. Betsy Beatrice Challis 1916 #26638
2. Martha Maud Challis 1919 #500
10. Nash Button Challis 1891 #8051 wed 1914 #9609 to Sylvia May Clissold and moved to Lorne
3 Children 1. Martha May Challis 1915 #27325 - 1917 #662 lived 1 year
2. Sylvia Grace Challis 1918 #4701
3. Noel Challis 1919 #28823
3. Ruth Elizabeth Challis aged 1 born 1849 - 1937 #16282 aged 88 wed 1866 #1221 to John Schram from Holland, lived at Winchelsea till 1886 then moved to Deans Marsh
13 children 1. Annie Eliz Schram 1867 #5535 - 1951 #21074 aged 84 wed Isaacs
2. John Challis Schram 1868 #27159 - 1941 #21342 aged 72
3. Charles Thomas Schram 1868 #27160 - 1869 #10639 lived 1 year
4. Helena Maude Mary Schram 1871 #13188 - 1888 #12273 aged 17 years
5. William James Schram 1873 #6643 - 1945 #22343 aged 73
6. Laura Mary Schram 1875 #6303 - 1963 #17615 aged 88 wed Mccoombe
7. Flora Beatrice Schram 1876 #26728 - 1934 #14377 aged 58
8. Clara Constance Schram 1879 #20242
9. Ruby Alice Schram 1881 #13370 - 1916 #9660 aged 36 wed Clissold
10. Ernest Alfred Schram 1883 #6255 - 1954 #3146 aged 73
11. George Leslie Schram 1885 #6956
12. Ida Jessie Schram 1886 #9692
13. Elsie Grace Schram 1892 #3241 - 1975 #23620 aged 84 wed Fisher
4. James Challis 1857 #15649 - 1937 #12273 aged 79 wed 1884 #1159 to Esther Coleman 1865 - 1948 #22225 aged 83 born in Tasmania, and lived at Bena
6 children 1. Joseph Challis 1885 #7827 - 1975 #19212 aged 90
2. Elizabeth Challis 1887 #8633 - 1972 #15204 aged 85
3. Thomas James Challis 1893 #915 - 1954 #22641 aged 61
4. Ernest George Challis 1896 #8895 - 1954 #2540 aged 57
5. Unnamed Male Challis 1898 #8550 - 1898 #5999 lived 1 day
6. Walt Edwd Challis 1901 #778 - 1901 #8439 lived 1 month
2. Elizabeth Challis 1887 #8633 - 1972 #15204 aged 85 wed 1907 to John McNiven 1879 #21376 and lived at Benalla, 2 Children
5. Silas Challis 1860 #3460 - 1947 #22661 aged 87 wed 1901 #2159 to Isabella Hunt 1860 - 1951 #20970 aged 91 daughter of Jean Shaw Beattie and Richard Hunt
6. Eliza Challis 1864 #12408 - 1939 #10590 aged 75 wed 1896 #102 to Samuel Gillett 1863 #15233 born at 'Chel' and lived at The Leigh then Rokewood. Died as Mrs French, 8 Children

Archibald Chalmers

Archibald Chalmers Christening: 12 Mar 1826 - 16 Nov 1909 #12914 aged 83, son of Annie Fair Black and John Chalmers of Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland, and Beatrice Main 1825 - 1906 #118 aged 81, daughter of Jessie Forsyth and Thomas Main, wed 9 Aug 1846 at Airdie and came c1850 and the first child was baptised at the Presbyterian Church Geelong. The family then moved to Ballarat
9 Children 1. Jessie Main Chalmers 1849 - 1918 born at Airdie
2. John Banks Chalmers 1851 #9035
3. Ann Fair Chalmers 1853 #1202 - 1885
4. David Forsyth Main Chalmers 5 Apr 1856 #4628 - 1932
5. Thomas Main Chalmers 1858 #11793
6. Isabella Aurora Chalmers 25 Jan 1861 #2135 - 1941
7. Elizabeth Beatice Chalmers 1863 #12421
8. Grace Gordon Chalmers 1866 #6350
9. Archibald Chalmers 1869 #337 - 1957
1. Jessie Forsyth Main Chalmers 1849 - 1918 born at Airdie wed 1877 #3672 to George Bedford Leech and lived at Wych?, Ballarat
5 children 1. Beatrice Annette Leech 1878 #4180
2. Katie Annie Aurora Leech 1879 #26746
3. Jessica Grazilda Deaubert Leech 1881 #20582
4. George Hugo Henry Leech 1883 #24734
5. Arch Royal Perc Gord Leech 1888 #8444
2. John Chalmers 1851 #9035 wed 1884 #4672 to Anne Bird 1858 #3826 and lived at Footscray then at Wychitella
5 children 1. John Chalmers 1885 #10108 lived 1 day
2. Annie Chalmers 1886 #10386 lived 1 day
3. Archibald Thompson Chalmers 1887 #28503 lived 24 days
4. Arthur Gordon Chalmers 1890 #13011
5. Roderick Thos Chalmers 1895 #8241
4. David Forsyth Main Chalmers 1856 #4628 wed 1877 #3342 to Amelia Chesterman, 1858 #17270 and lived at Wychetella and then at Fernihurst
12 children 1. Beatrice Chalmers 1877 #23862 lived 5 years
2. John Whyte Chalmers 1879 #13003 lived 3 years
3. James Chalmers 1881 #6455
4. Annie Isabella Chalmers 1884 #21685
5. Rose Chalmers 1886 #30751
6. David Chalmers 1887 #25107
7. Archd Chesterman Chalmers 1889 #14472X1936
8. Jessie Charlotte Chalmers 1892 #22855
9. Gtrude Jean Chalmers 1894 #20444
10. Hugh Wallace Chalmers 1897 #1125
11. Minnie Mildred Chalmers 1897 #27919 lived 1 month
12. Gordon Mark Grafton Chalmers 1898 #26106
6. Isabella Main Chalmers 1861 #2135 wed 1893 #1883 to Andw Thos Halligan and lived at Ballarat, 6 children
7. Elizabeth Beatice Chalmers 1863 #12421 wed 1878 #832 to Thomas Main Gordon Chalmers 1858 - 1939 #13268 aged 81, son of Beatrice Main and Archibald Chalmers (could be cousin, her brother is Thomas Main Chalmers 1858 #11793) and lived at Wychetella
9 children 1. Archibald Gordon Chalmers 1878 #20127
2. Elizabeth Beatrice Chalmers 1881 #6456
3. Thomas Main Gordon Chalmers 1887 #7805
4. John Bird Chalmers 1889 #17657
5. David Alexr Chalmers 1891 #18480
6. Peter Chalmers 1893 #27808
7. Geo Hugh Chalmers 1895 #33881
8. Beatrice Elizth Chalmers 1898 #7621
9. Annie Isabel Chalmers 1900 #15502
8. Grace Gordon Chalmers 1866 #6350 wed 1900 #5991 to Alex Constantine Horne and lived at Ballarat
Grace Gordon Chalmers wed 1912 #4712 to Archd Dluuys (Archibald Dennys) Browne
2 children 1. Gordon Chalmers Horne 1901 #8173
2. Laurie Mathieson Browne 1919 #23144
9. Archibald Chalmers 1869 #337 wed 1899 #3176 to Cecilla Elizth Brewster 1868 #10078 born at Learmonth
1st child 1. Jno Chalmers 1900 #20129



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