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William and Mary Ann Chinnock, John and Sarah Chipman, John and Mary Ann Chivers,
William and Eliza Chivers, Arthur and Bridget Christey, Charles and Sarah Christian,


William and Mary Ann Chinnock

Cornwall Census 1841, Civil Parish of Illogan, Book 8 Folio 26 Page 14, Portreath Primrose Hill,1, all born in county
John Chinnock,35,,Porter, Dorothy Chinnock, 30, Elizabeth Chinnock, 14, Eliza Chinnock, 12, Mary Chinnock, 9, John Chinnock, 8, William Chinnock, 6, James Chinnock,2, Rosina Chinnock,,1m,
Cornwall Census 1851, Folio 577 Page 10, 40 "None, Village Of Portreath",William Seymour,Head,M,40,,Coal Porter, Gwennap Cornwall,, others born at Illogan Cornwall,
Eliza Seymour,Wife,M 36,At Home, William Seymour, Son,,13, Ag Lab, Mary Ann Seymour,Dau, 10,Domestic At Home, Eliza Seymour,Dau 9,Scholar, Thomas Seymour,Son 7, Scholar, John Seymour, Son 6, Scholar, Elizabeth Seymour,Dau 5,Scholar,Illogan Cornwall, Jane Seymour,Dau 1,
George Hoskin,Brolaw,U,23, Coal Porter, Susan Hoskin,Sislaw,U, 21,Pauper Formerly Servant,
From above William Chinnock appears to be son of Dorothy and John Chinnock,
Mary Ann Seymour is daughter of Eliza Hoskin and William Seymour (William Seymour wed 01 Aug 1835 to Eliza Hocking at Illogan, Cornwall, England)
Marriages to Sep 1857 - William Chinnock and Mary Ann Seymour at Redruth Vol 5c page 364. The district Redruth is in the county of Cornwall
William Chinnock 22, 1835 came Nov 1857 on the Victory with Mary Ann Seymour 18 and lived at Campbells Ck, The Lodden, Amherst
11 Children 1. William Chinnock 1858 #18947
2. John Chinnock 1861 #22438
3. James Chinnock 1863 #13150 - 1864 #3063 lived 9 months 4. Mary Elizabeth Chinnock 1865 #7413
5. Thomas Chinnock 1867 #13595 - 1869 #3638 lived 2 years
6. Dorothy Chinnock 1870 #12907
7. Eliza Jane Chinnock 1873 #67
8. Sarah Doxford Chinnock 1875 #6509
9. Rosina Chinnock 1877 #6252
10. Albert Geo Chinnock 1880 #19132
11. Ellen Seymour Chinnock 1885 #23591
1. William Chinnock 1858 #18947 wed 1884 #4031 to Annie Chinnock
4. Mary Elizabeth Chinnock 1865 #7413 wed 1888 #1541 to William Hopwood Toole 1860 #21774 born at Kangaroo Flat, and lived at Allendale
1st Child 1. John Henry Toole 1888 #26064
10. Albert George Chinnock 1880 #19132 wed 1910 #5055 to Phoebe May Robbins 1891 #29239

John and Sarah Chipman

John Chipman came c1855 with Sarah Ann Houghton 1829 - 1859 #193 aged 30, daughter of Ralph Houghton
Only Child 1. Elizabeth Chipman 1856 #10692
1. Elizabeth Chipman 1856 #10692 wed 1879 #1060 to Harry McDougall

John and Mary Ann Chivers

Family recorded on my Came Before 1848 web pages
John Chivers aged 30 hus (family 4) Agriculturist, Prot both, Bath, Somerset, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya with Mary A Chevins / Chivers 25 wife of John, School mistress, and William John Chivers 9 months
Employed by Patrick Ryan at Salt Water River
John Chivers in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
John Chivers artificer Elgar's Survey Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
John Chivers and Mary Ann baptised Thomas Rutter 1847, Susannah Elizabeth 1847 at Melbourne Methodist/Wesleyan
This may also be the death of their son - Joseph Lane Chivers, son of John Chivers and Mary Ann Gardener, born in Melb, 1850 - 1866 #3512 aged 16
William John Chivers their first son was born January 1840 in Clifton Gloucestershire and was buried in the Templestowe cemetery in 1929 aged 89
First, I found another Wiltshire entry, followed by a birth for the same parent names.

William Earnest Chivers who died at Benalla 1853 - 1933 #17483 aged 81, son of Eliza Humphries and Wm Chivers, matches William Chivers aged 4, youngest child in the family of William Chivers aged 46 came Aug 1857 on the Undaunted with Eliza Chivers aged 41, and eldest child George Chivers aged 16,

William and Eliza Chivers

William Chivers wed Apr-Jun 1839 to Eliza Humphris in UK district Marlborough in the county of Wiltshire
William Chivers aged 46 came Aug 1857 on the Undaunted with Eliza Chivers aged 41, George Chivers aged 17, James Chivers aged 15, Ellen Chivers aged 13, Maria Chivers aged 10, Elizabeth Chivers aged 8, Emily Chivers aged 6, William Chivers aged 4,
8 Children 1. George Chivers aged 17, 1839 - 1857 #7269 aged 18, son of Eliza and William from Wiltshire
2. James Chivers aged 15, c1841
3. Ellen Chivers aged 13, Jan-Mar 1844 - 1924 #12983 aged 80,
4. Maria Chivers aged 10, Apr-Jun 1846
5. Elizabeth Chivers aged 8, Oct-Dec 1848 - 1934 #147 aged 86,
6. Emily Chivers aged 6, Apr-Jun 1850, wed 1872 #1260 to Samuel Mckee from Armagh no known chn
7. William Chivers aged 4, Oct-Dec 1852 - William Earnest Chivers 1853 - 1933 #17483 aged 81, died at Benalla
8. Unnamed Male Chivers born 1859 #16711 at Benalla to Eliza Humphreys and Wm Chivers
2. James Chivers aged 15, c1841 wed 1877 #1241 to Mary Boyd 1854 to Ellen Gordon and David Boyd of Donnybrook, and lived at Benalla
12 Children 1. George Frederick Chivers 1878 #6897 - 1963 #16323 aged 85
2. David Chivers 1880 #6598
3. Alice Chivers 1881 #21364
4. Charles Joseph Chivers 1883 #21529
5. Samuel Francis Chivers 1885 #7804 - 1963 #9140 aged 78
6. James Algernon Chivers 1886 #8072
7. John Alexander Chivers 1887 #8645
8. William Edward Chivers 1888 #26823 - 1940 #17931 aged 51
9. Mary Ellen Chivers 1890 #29839
10. Robt Hy Chivers 1892 #10309
11. Albert Leslie Chivers 1893 #28891
12. Agnes Maude Wallace 1895 #902
3. Ellen Chivers aged 13, Jan-Mar 1844 - 1924 #12983 aged 80, wed 1867 #2299 to John Wallace from Tipperary, and lived at Benalla
7 Children 1. Unnamed Male Wallace 1869 #910
2. Agnes Wallace 1870 #7178 - 1961 #16237 aged 91, wed Willcock
3. Howard Hy Wallace 1871 - 1944 #19346 aged 73
4. Ellen Eliza Wallace 1875 - 1948 #2441 aged 73, wed Lighton
5. Marian Jane Wallace 1875 #14154
6. Emily Ann Wallace 1877 #691 - 1956 #18040 aged 79
7. Francis Edward Wallace 1879 #13912 - 1940 #16326 aged 62
4. Maria Chivers aged 10, Apr-Jun 1846 wed 1870 #3060 to David Webster from Forfarshire, and lived at Benalla
8 Children 1. Unnamed Female Webster 1871 #14290
2. Alexr Geo Webster 1873 - 1942 #24518 aged 69
3. Ellen Jane Webster 1874 #21115 - 1964 #26225 aged 90, wed Bain
4. John Webster 1876 #684
5. Agnes Maria Webster 1878 #6900 - 1957 #23390 aged 78
6. David Webster 1881 #14217 - 1895 #4381 lived 14 years
7. Unnamed Female Webster 1887 #743 - 1887 #472 lived 1 day
8. Mabel Emily Marg Webster 1893 #9790 - 1976 #28027 aged 83, wed Bain
5. Elizabeth Chivers aged 8, Oct-Dec 1848 - 1934 #147 aged 86, wed c1877 to Richard Wallace, and lived at Benalla thenDevenish
8 Children 1. Herbert Edward Wallace 1878 #632
2. Alice Eleanor Wallace 1879 #13898
3. Sarah Ann Wallace 1881 #2029
4. Ada Madeline Wallace 1883 #1933
5. Beatrice Mabel Maud Wallace 1884 #23938
6. Harriet Elizabeth Wallace 1887 - 1963 #11136 aged 76, wed Farr
7. Milly Ruth Wallace 1889 #11661 - 1975 #14275 aged 86, wed Pearson
8. Rubin Wilfred Chivers Wallace 1891 #22122 - 1967 #18953 aged 76
7. William Chivers aged 4, Oct-Dec 1852 wed 1877 #1242 to Anna Bower 1858 #4618 dau of Margaret Woodside and John Bower born at Craigiburn, and lived at Benalla
8 Children 1. Ernest William Chivers 1878 #6875 - 1933 #17483 aged 81,
2. Frederick Chivers 1879 #13907
3. Eliza Chivers 1881 #14224 - 1956 #18051 aged 74, wed Briggs
4. Margaret Maude Chivers 1883 #596 - 1969 #25484 aged 87, wed Moore
5. Anna Maria Chivers 1884 #22436 - 1975 #8998 aged 90, wed Crawford
6. John Henry Chivers 1888 #687 - 1948 #9065 aged 60 7. Geo Humphries Chivers 1890 #766
8. Mary Ctina Chivers 1896 #8880

Arthur and Bridget Christey

Added 26 May 2010 because I received a page of 5 Birth records for registrations 6th and 7th Nov 1861 at Geelong, and this family was included.
Arthur Christey was an Office Clerk, aged 27, from London who wed 18 June 1854 at the English Church Geelong to Bridget Shannon from Clare, Ireland, in Nov 1861 she was aged 26. Their children were Frances Emma aged 6 and 1/2, and Arthur aged 4. The new baby, Alexander Henry, was born 1 Oct 1861 at Latrobe Terrace, Ashley and his father was not present when he was born. He was Registered 7 Nov 1861.
In 1864 a second daughter was born Eliza Amelia Christey registered 1864 #2566

Charles and Sarah Christian

Charles Christian 30 arrived 20 Dec 1854 on the Falcon, ship, 1072 tons, Thomas Taylor master, from Liverpool 15 Sep. Passengers - cabin Mrs Dempster, Mr Wm and Miss Kennon, Mr and Mrs Foster, Mr and Mrs Sawson, and family, M and Madame Lamartine and family, Mr Hobson and 311 in the Intermediate and steerage. See the passenger list in Unassisted Shipping

Charles Christian 1824 - 1897 #10832 aged 72, son of Susanah Draper and William Christian, wed 1856 #2922 to Sarah Plant Christening: 12 DEC 1824 - 1897 #15083 aged 73, and lived at Creswick, Sarah died at Willenabrina
4 children 1. Emma Christian 1856 #8670
2. John Christian 1859 #2605
3. Ann Christian 1860 #20391
4. Henry Christian 1863 #5338
1. Emma Christian 1856 #8670 wed 7.2.1883 #515 to James M Allen, and was in Adelong 1903, where Millicent's parents are recorded as James M Allen and Emma M Allen
3 children 1. Sarah Margaret Allen 1887 #7577
2. Millicent M Allen 1903 #18659 at Adelong NSW
3. Muriel M E Allen 1905 #20174 at Adelong
2. John Christian 1859 #2605 wed 1882 #3568 to Emma Turner 1852 - 1930 #7137 aged 73, daughter of Job Turner and Emma Parker of Hamilton. Lived at various places incl North Cannum, Willenabrina
8 children 1. Alfred William Christian 1883 #17606
2. Charles Christian 1885 #14410 - 1886 #4001 lived 9 months
3. Sarah Plant Christian 1886 #22887 - 1943 #22276 aged 57, wed Albert Avery
4. George Christian 1887 #26538 - 1964 #19415 aged 78
5. Arthur Christian 1890 #1379 - 1891 #12677 lived 1 year
6. Elsie May Christian 1892 #28355 - 1897 #15081 lived 5 years
7. Lily Christian 1894 #33988 - 1963 #19777 aged 67, wed Coleman
8. Walter Christian 1898 #7451 1946 #19428 aged 49
3. Ann Christian 1860 #20391 wed 26.3.1884 #1156 to Joshua Coombs born in Adelaide, is he son of William Green, Rachel nee Macmillan?. Lived at Warracknabeal,
3 children 1. Sarah Anne Coombs 1885 #14409
2. Elsie Mary Coombs 1890 #37276
3. Ruby Mossie Amelia Coombs 1893 #35984
A couple of romantics! 4. Henry Christian 1863 #5338 wed 25 Oct 1894 #5676 to Emma Landt 25 Oct 1873 #24391 - 1976 #25789 aged 102, dau of Louisa Turner wed 1870 #1559 to Johann Landt, from Schleswi. Emma and Henry lived at Willenabrina also called Daldee, and had 8 chn, 73 grandchn, 7 g-gchn and 5 gg-gchn, a total of 96 descendents within her lifetime.
Celebrations for Emma Christian nee Landt She had her 100th celebration in 1973 at the Warracknabeal Centenary Park. She received a telegram from the Queen. Also her Life Insurance matured!
8 children 1. Eva Grace Christian 24 Aug 1895 #25522 wed Jack Hoskins
2. Ernest Hy Christian 30 Jan 1897 #7403 - 1977 #3044 aged 70
3. Annie Louisa Christian 16 April 1899 #14624 1974 #9923 aged 74 wed Thorpe
4. Olive May Christian 12 June 1901 #15331
5. John Gordon “Jack” Christian 22 Nov 1902
6. Albert Wesley "Tup" Christian 19 April 1906
7. Ada Beatrice Christian 1908
8. Joseph Arthur Christian 14 June 1910 born at Beulah, Vic.

From on Monday, 23 January 2012
Dear Elizabeth
Your family, the Plants, meet up with mine, the Christians.
Sarah Plant, born in Sibsey Lincolnshire in 1824 married on 15 Dec 1856 to Charles Christian in Creswick.
He was also born in 1824. Charles father was William Christian and mother was Susannah Draper, of Macclesfield in Lincolnshire, England.
He died of Stomach cancer on 20 July 1897 and was buried two days later.
He died at Yellangip near Warracknabeal, Victoria. She died in her daughter Emma’s home at Willenabrina.
They had four children:
Emma Christian - 6 June 1856 #8670 Creswick, died 1936 in West Wyalong NSW; wed at Kewell 7 Feb 1883 to James Allen from Tyrone;
John Christian – 8 Nov 1858 #2605 Creswick, died 1946 in Ouyen; wed in 1882 in Hamilton to Emma Turner 1860 #9019, daughter of Job Turner and Emma Parker of Hamilton;
Ann Christian – 8 Sep 1860 #20391 Gerang Gerung near Horsham, died Nhill 1909; wed 26 Mar 1884 to Joshua JJ Coombs born in Adelaide;
Henry Christian – 16 Oct 1863 #5338 Gerang Gerung, died 15 Oct 1931 at Warracknabeal ; wed 25 Oct 1894 to Emma Landt at Aubrey;
Henry and Emma were my great grandparents. Kind regards, Sheila Chapman
Thankyou for your clues. Hopefully I have followed them to the correct people.




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