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John Chambers

John Chambers and Harriot Smith are parents of Isaac Chambers 1833
From on Wed, 8 Nov 2006 and updated 29 May 2012
I have the marriage certificate for Isaac Chambers and Selina Ann Hooper. Isaac was from the Isle of Wight, but I have not been able to find a ship for him yet. Selina was born in Cornwall, England and immigrated to Australia in 1847 on the Aboukir to South Australia with her family. They then came to Victoria about 1851.
Isaac Chambers was born in 1833 and his parents were John Chambers and Harriot Smith. I am still searching for an arrival in Australia for him, but he married Selina Ann Hooper on 28 March 1857 in Ballarat, Victoria. They had 11 children and I have a contact with one of the descendants of theirs.
From IE only ships to South Aust before 1850 -
- Thomas Hooper, Johanna nee May, Selina Ann, Thos, Wm (died soon after arr) arrived 4 Sep 1847 on Aboukir from London 1 June 1847 via Plymouth
From Complete list with notes by JWDK - Thomas Hooper 34, Johanna nee May 28 and Selina Ann Hooper 6, Thomas Hooper 4, William Hooper 2, Suzanna Hooper born 18 Dec 1847 in Adelaide. Family went to Burra, then Collingwood, Victoria. Thomas listed as aged 9 in Maritime Museum list.
Cornwall Census 1841 Civil Parish of St. Columb Minor, Book 8 Folio 8 Page 8, all born in county,
Newquay,1, Thomas Hooper,25, Lead Miner, Johanna Hooper,,20, Selina -, 4m, Surname not enumerated
Children born to Johanna May and Thomas in Ballarat Victoria then 1859 went to Creswick -
Johanna Hooper nee May 1818 - 1901 #12362 aged 83, dau of Susan Bennett Lampshire and John Simmond May, died at Ballarat
9 Children

I added deaths
and weddings
in March 2014
1. Selina Ann Hooper 1840 - 1926 #13595 aged 86, - see Census, she was 4 m on 31 Mar 1841
2. Thomas Hooper assume 6 in 1847, born 1841
3. William Hooper 1843 died in South Aust
4. Suzanna Hooper born 18.12.1847 wed 1868 #1465 to Frank Wilkins
5. Joanna Hooper 1850 - 1937 #9593 aged 87, born Burra wed 1870 #3796 to John Hall,
6. Mary Jane Hooper 1852 #11344 baptised Methodist, Melb, wed 1868 #2733 to John Trerise
7. Matilda Hooper 1855 #7392 - 1936 #6822 aged 81, wed 1890 #8034 to Samuel Harris Gribbin
8. Louisa Hooper 1858 #2185
9. Emily Hooper 1860 #13530 - 1944 #10270 aged 84, wed Armstrong


From on Thursday, 20 March, 2014,
I have just found your entry about John Chambers family online. I have the parasol Selina Ann Hooper carried the day she married Isaac Chambers as she was my great, great, great grandmother.


1. Selina Ann Hooper 1840 - 25 Dec 1926, age 86 reported in 'The Argus' Tue. 28/12/1926 #13595, wed 1857 #1218 to Isaac Chambers and lived at Ballarat and Mitiamo, Selina died at the residence of her son Thomas, in Hazeldene, Red Hill
11 Children 1. John Henry Chambers 1858 #2184 - 1858 #1602 lived 7 weeks
2. John Henry Chambers 1859 #7426
3. Amelia Chambers 1862 #544 deceased before Selina
4. Emily Ada Chambers 1864 #12773
5. Charles Edward Chambers 1866 #12883 - 1879 #1120 lived 13 years
6. Clara Matilda Chambers 1869 #444 - 1873 #6052 lived 4 years
7. Annie Selina Chambers 1872 #13750 - 1873 #6064 lived 1 year
8. Osbert George Chambers 1874 #13687 - 1877 #2440 lived 2 years
9. Thomas Leslie Chambers 1876 #24665 wed 1901 #1501 to Martha Gluyas
10. Ethel May Chambers 1879 #4219 - 1897 #3709 aged 18
11. Austin Frank Chambers 1881 #4309, in Adelaide 1926
2. John Henry Hooper Chambers 1859 #7426 wed 1882 #5098 to Eveline Wellman 1860 #5333 - 1896 #9596 aged 36, died at Flemington
John Henry Chambers wed 1895 #797 to Mary Turner
3 children 1. Austin Hy Wellman Chambers 1883 #21653 - 1945 #4568 aged 61
2. Mabel Eveline Chambers 1885 #22966 - 1900 #12869 aged 15 years
3. Cecil Osbert Hooper Chambers 1888 #394
4. Beryl Lilian Chambers 1894 #8669 - 1894 #13659 lived 7 months
5. Vera Pearl Chambers 1895 #20823 - 1895 #13274 lived 3 months
4 children
of Mary
6. Thomas Wilkinson Chambers 1896 #6198
7. Victor Geo Fraser Chambers 1897 #30669
8. David James Chambers 1901 #27826 born at Kerang
9. Doris Mary Doreen Chambers 1903 - 1979 #7593 aged 74
3. Amelia Chambers 1862 #544 wed 1885 #1252 to Philip Mitchell 1858 #12029 born at Creswick, 8 Children
4. Emily Ada Chambers 1864 #12773 wed 1887 #2385 to William Jewell
9. Thomas Leslie Chambers 1876 #24665 - 1945 #9735 aged 69 wed 1901 #1501 to Martha Gluyas 1871 #20506 - 1956 #12526 aged 85, dau of Margaret Nicol and John Gluyuyas
3 Children 1. Norman Osbert Chambers 1908 - 1963 #13180 aged 55,
2. Gordon Edward Chambers 1911 - 1983 #02008 aged 72,
3. Ethel Chambers Feb 1912 turns 100 in 2012
John Gluyas wed 1865 #2571 to Margaret Nicol/Nicholls
6 Children 1. William James Gluyas 1866 #18576 - 1868 #2745 lived 18 months
2. Margaret Gluyas 1868 #12987
3. Oliver Gluyas 1870 #20134 - 1870 #8205 lived 2 months
4. Martha Gluyas 1871 #20506 wed Thomas Leslie Chambers
5. Wm John Gluyas 1873 #27884
2. Thomas Hooper assume 6 in 1847, born 1841
He may be the Thomas Hooper from Cornwall, who wed 1868 #1468 to Georgeanna Grigg 1846 - 1939 #12223 aged 93, dau of Hannah Maria Hobbs and William Grigg from Launceston, died at Ballarat
Anna Maria Hobbs and Willian Grigg registered the birth of Dorcas Anne Grigg 1856 #1654 at Indented Heads, Vic
8 children 1. Laura Hannah Hooper 1869 #6607 - 1948 #22082 aged 79, born at Ballarat
2. Edith Elizabeth Emily Hooper 1871 #7211 - 1947 #7920 aged 76, born at Barkstead
3. Amy Maria Brittain nee Hooper 1873 #7460 - 1962 #8870 aged 89
4. Arthur Hooper 1876 #15431, born at Creswick
5. Twin Thomas Reginald Hooper 1879 #17919 - 1955 #11445 aged 76, born at Moor
6. Twin William Albert Hooper 1879 #17920 - 1945 #12890 aged 66
7. Leonard John May Hooper 1882 #6447 born at Allandale
8. Richard Eldred Hooper 1887 - 1955 #13118 aged 68
2. Edith Elizabeth Emily Hooper 1871 #7211 - 1947 #7920 aged 76, born at Barkstead, wed 1896 #378 to Alex Scott
3 children 1. Roy Alexander Scott 1898 #18767 - 1959 #12409 aged 61
2. Kenneth Thomas Scott 1901 #8025
3. Leonard Scott 1907 - 1976 #8654 aged 69

Archibald Chapman

The Sir Edward Parry came Oct 1852 with 364 Assisted British Immigrants, including the Chapman family, Archibald Chapman aged 26, Deborah aged 27 and Mary Charlotte aged 1.
Archibald Charles Chapman came c1855 with Deborah Bryant Wickett 23 Jan 1825, Bodmin, d 28 Mar 1907, dau of Grace Bryant 23 Apr 1797 and William Wickett, and lived at Colac (From a Roots Web entry here
5 Children 1. Mary Charlotte Chapman 1851
2. Amelia Chapman 1856 #9111
3. Emily Chapman 1857 #15669
4. Philip Chapman 1860 #8154
5. James Henry Chapman 1865 #7600 - 1930 #9143 aged 66,
1. Mary Charlotte Chapman gave Jersey as her birthplace when she wed 1869 #2113 to John Vigar Bartlett 1840 - 1925, registered Oct-Dec 1840 at Langport in Somersetshire, and lived in Colac. From a Bartlett web page, he immigrated in Aug 1853 on the Lady Flora, with his widowed mother Susan Vigar aged 38, and siblings Sidney 16, Ellen 13, Mary Ann 8, James C 4 and infant Joseph. He was educated at Geelong Grammar School, trained as a surveyor and architect, and became Shire Engineer in the Otway district.
6 Children 1. Reginald Hugh Bartlett 1870 #1541
2. Mabel Adelaide Bartlett 1871 #22256
3. Flora Elsie Bartlett 1873 #15459
4. Samuel Vincent Bartlett 1878 #1580
5. Edith Lillian Bartlett 1880 #21519
6. Aubery Claude Bartlett 1883 #1525
3. Emily Chapman 1857 #15669 - 1941 aged 83, wed 1875 #2769 to Walter Scott Targett 1849 - 1918 son of Eliza Giles and David Scott Targett of Rotherhithe, Surrey, UK,, and lived at Casterton then moved to Penrith, NSW
1 Child 1. Harold Scott Targett 1877 #1333R wed 1915 to Vera Maitland at Manly, NSW
4. Philip Chapman wed 1885 #2162 to Florence Mcrae
2 Children 1. Reuben Adolphus Chapman 1886 #5869
2. Eliza Florence Chapman 1888 #7907
4. James Henry Chapman 1865 #7600 wed 1889 to Victoria Garner and lived at Colac
5 Children 1. Leo Archibald Garner Chapman 1890 #31279
2. James Henry Chapman 1892 #2764
3. Philip Reginald Chapman 1894 #10769 - 1901 #9190 lived 7 years
4. Herbert Eric Chapman 1901 #10173
5. Victor Chapman 1906 #25781

George Chapman

George Chapman wed Oct-Dec 1857 to Mary Jackson at Sculcoates Vol 9d page 261. The district Sculcoates is in the county of East Riding of Yorkshire
George Chapman came c1860 with Mary Jackson. Rebecca Chapman was an interesting member of the Chapman family and was born but not registered in Sydney before the family moved to Victoria, where all her siblings were born in the general vicity of Castlemaine.
9 Children 1. Rebecca Chapman 1859 - 1933
2. Helen Chapman 1861 #16185
3. William Chapman 1862 #13372
4. George Chapman 1864 #20506
5. Albert Stephen Chapman 1869 #5443
6. Alice Chapman 1871 #26671
7. Herbert Orson Chapman 1874 #13162
8. Frederick Hubert Chapman 1878 #20172
9. Mary Chapman 1881 #9655 lived 23 days
1. Rebecca Chapman 1859 - 1933, wed 1887 to Frank Benallack 1861 - 1907

John Chapman

Mary T Nichols aged 44 came Apr 1853 on the Monteagle with Phillippa Nichols 23, Mary Nichols 20, Grace Nichols 18 (christened Grace Nicholas 16 Apr 1834), Susannah Nichols 16 (Died 1856 #1936 aged 20), Jane Nichols 14 (Jane Trevethan Nicholas 08 May 1838), Saml Nichols 13 and Amelia Nichols 7

1841 Census, Cornwall,
Lower Lelant Town,1,William Nicholas,55,,Farmer, all born In county,

Mary Nicholas, 35, William Nicholas,13, Mary Nicholas, 12, Philipa Nicholas, 9, Grace Nicholas, 8, Susanna Nicholas, 5, Jane Nicholas, 3 and Samuel Nicholas,2,
Phillipa Nicholas, 87,Independent, Thomas Trevening,35, Engine Man, and Wm Trevening,7,

254,Hayle Foundry, Mary Nicholas, Head,W, 43,Laundress, Mullion Cornwall, family all born at Lelant Cornwall
William Nicholas, Son,U,23, Copper Miner, Mary Nicholas, Servnt,U, 21,House Maid at Crutchs Hotel,
Philippa Nicholas, Dau,U, 19, Grace Nicholas, Servnt,U, 18,Kitchen Maid at Crutchs Hotel,
Susan Nicholas, Dau,U, 14,Scholar, Jane Nicholas, Dau,U, 13,Scholar, Samuel Nicholas, Son,U,12, Errand Boy, Francis Nicholas, Son,U,5, Scholar,
John Henry Chapman wed 1854 #3646 to Grace Nicholls dau of Mary Trevenan and William Nicholls (wed 17 May 1827) of Uny Lelant, Cornwall, and lived at Avoca, Maryborough
14 Children 1. Harriett Nichols Chapman 1856 #5776
2. Charles Chapman 1857 #11635
3. James Nicholas Chapman 1859 #9093
4. Mary Ellen Chapman 1861 #3945
5. Grace Chapman 1862 #18596
6. Sarah Jane Chapman 1865 #6228
7. John Henry Chapman 1866 #184
8. Alfred Ernest Samuel Chapman 1868 #197
9. Emma Florence Chapman 1869 #20055
10. Fanny Elizabeth Chapman 1871 #24419
11. Ida Theresa Chapman 1873 #13944
12. William Albyan Chapman 1876 #17534
13. George Edgar Chapman 1878 #17356
14. Ethel Sophia Alma Chapman 1881 #4064
1. Harriet Nicholls Chapman 1856 #5776 wed 1875 #1396 to James Tunks from Tasmania, and lived at Talbot, Maryborough, Avoca
8 Children 1. Clara Tunks 1876 #3883
2. Harriet Tunks 1878 #24148
3. James Chapman Tunks 1880 #3638
4. John Hammond Tunks 1882 #3913
5. Stephen William Tunks 1883 #21003
6. Ellen Jane Tunks 1885 #130
7. Eva May Tunks 1886 #134
8. Fanny Elizabeth Tunks 1887 #25535
2. Charles David Chapman 1857 #11635 wed 1881 #4410 to Ann Ellen Kirkham 1858 #8406 born at Muckleford, lived at Maryborough then Brunswick
3 Children 1. David John Chapman 1882 #24347
2. Millicent Grace Chapman 1885 #8092
3. Charles Percival Chapman 1888 #953
3. James Nicholls Chapman wed 1885 #1132 to Esther Mayman 1863 #2150 as Esther Victoria Mayman, and lived at Avoca
2 Children 1. Hettie Chapman 1886 #149
2. Mary Eliza Gertrude Chapman 1887 #25528
4. Mary Ellen Chapman 1861 #3945 wed 1881 #3120 to Charles Robert Shaw 1857 #11636 born at Amherst and lived at Talbot, Maryborough, 5 Children
5. Grace Chapman 1862 #18596 wed 1881 #4508 to John Bartholomew Morris 1857 #7300 son of Ellen Davis and Morris Morris born at Castlemaine, no chn listed



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