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Families featured on this page
Johan Classon, James Claydon, John Claydon, John Clayfield, John Clayton, Joseph and Sarah Clayton,
William and Letitia Clayton, Andrew Cleary, William and Elizabeth Clegg, George and Maria Clemensen, Thomas and Elizabeth Clements,
Own pages for Agnes and John Clay, Flora and John Cleary, and for John and Marion Cleaver,


Johan and Elizabeth Classon

Johan August Classon came c1857 with Elizabeth Wasley and lived at Amherst, Newbridge, Tarnagulla
8 Children 1. Carl Jelis Classon 1858 #13543
2. Mary Louisa Classon 1860 #21288
3. John Classon 1865 #4258
4. Alfred Classon 1867 #10138
5. William Classon 1869 #18540
6. Walter Henry Classon 1872 #12017 - 1875 #12011 lived 3 years
7. Anne Biatta Classon 1874 #19675
8. Walter Ernest Classon 1877 #5661
8. Walter Ernest Classon 1877 #5661 wed c1902 to Ann Jane Newton nee Trickey

James and Anne Claydon

James William Claydon wed 1870 #2249 to Anne Keating Goff from Queens County and lived at Hotham, Melbourne, Malvern
7 Children 1. Charlotte Ann Claydon 1871 #17682
2. Elizabeth Maria Claydon 1873 #18186
3. James William Goff Claydon 1875 #24555
4. Margt Louisa Claydon 1880 #17363
5. John Henry Claydon 1883 #4042
6. Jessica Agnes Claydon 1885 #11984
7. Victoria Rosalie Maude Claydon 1888 #22140
6. Jessica Agnes Claydon 1885 #11984 wed 1911 #6385 to Horace William Shade 1888 #9564

John and Charlotte Claydon

Marriages Dec 1846 - John Claydon and Charlotte Sparrow at Thingoe Vol 13 page 1220. The district Thingoe is in the county of Suffolk. They came to Victoria as Assisted British Immigrants.
John Claydon 29, came June 1857 on the Castilian and surname Clydon used for Charlotte 28, Harriet 7 and infant Elizabeth
John Claydon came 1857 from Sussex or Suffolk with Charlotte Sparrow
4 Children 1. Harriet Claydon c1850 born at Sussex
2. Elisabeth Claydon 1856 - 1869 #9072 born in Suffolk lived 13 years
3. Twin Sarah Claydon 1858 #15548 - 1859 #492 lived 1 year
4. Twin Susannah Claydon 1858 #15549 - 1859 #476 lived 4 months
1. Harriet Claydon born at Sussex, possibly wed 1875 #4607 to Richard Roberts Moore, 7 chn

John and Mary Clayfield

John Clayfield 1828 - 1903 #15226 aged 75, son of Charlotte Tekel and Edward Clayfield, came aged 22 in Dec 1852 on the Peru, wed c1853 to Mary Coombes 1827 - 1905 #10727 aged 77, dau of Mary Pinnell and John Coombs, and lived at Castlemaine. Both died at South Yarra
8 children 1. John Clayfield 1854 #3424 - 1931 #16466 aged 77
2. Mary Clayfield 1855 #9472
3. Edward Clayfield 1857 #16556 - 1867 #10200 lived 10 years
4. Eleanor Charlotte Clayfield 1859 #21249 - 1948 #1789 aged 88
5. Emily Ann Clayfield 1861 #22522 - 1861 #9777 lived 11 weeks
6. Emily Clayfield 1863 #7517 - 1936 #7977 aged 73
7. Anna Clayfield 1865 #8135
8. Frances Clayfield 1867 #21393 - 1867 #10206 lived 5 weeks
1. John Clayfield 1854 #3424 - 1931 #16466 aged 77, wed 1881 #5502 Hannah Willis and lived at Prahan then South Yarra,
10 Children 1. Edward Clayfield 1882 #24960
2. Harold John Clayfield 1884 #12048 - 1964 #10649 aged 80 as Hard John wed 1913 #9151 to Caroline Headland
3. Albert Brand Clayfield 1886 #12983
4. Arthur James Clayfield 1889 #7640 - 1968 #17816 aged 79
5. Eleanor Mary Clayfield 1890 #27736 - 1976 #25678 aged 86
6. Twin Ernest Wm Clayfield 1892 #31827 - 1974 #17715 aged 81, born in Daylesford, wed 1918 #5049 to Chtte Elizth Peverill
7. Twin Marion Hannah Clayfield 1892 #31828 - 1973 #4324 aged 81
8. Robt Hy Clayfield 1894 #2706 - 1894 #5574 lived 2 months
9. Unnamed Male Clayfield 1895 #2771 - 1895 #1358 lived 1 day
10. Unnamed Male Clayfield 1895 #28633 - 1895 #12932 lived 1 day
3. Albert Brand Clayfield 1886 #12983 - 1908 #14319 aged 22, wed 1908 #3121 to Ethel Matda Farrar 1885 - 1936 #10335 aged 51,
1 child 1 Albt Brand Clayfield 1908 #29558
Also a wedding Albert Brand Clayfield wed 1927 #2793 to Kleen Stanton Murfett
2. Mary Clayfield 1855 #9472 wed 1878 #3719 to Hezekiah Willis from Cambridge, and lived at Prahan
Hezekiah Willis from Cambridge first wed 1871 #2184 to Ann Bennett 1852 - 1872 #7756 dau of Ann Nash and Charles Bennett of London
Child of Ann 1. Herbert Hezekiah Willis 1872 #18738 - 1873 #2249 lived 6 months
4 children 2. Herbert Brand Willis 1880 #11839 - 1881 #2414 lived 10 months
3. Ethel Mary Willis 1881 #11586
4. Constance Willis 1885 #20192
5. Charles Herbert Willis 1888 #5416
7. Anna Clayfield 1865 #8135 - 1948 #13152 aged 83, wed 1891 #1797 to James Gray Joiner and lived at Richmond, Collingwood
Jas Gray Joiner 1850 - 1924 #4405 aged 75, son of Eliza Smith wed 1850 #25657 to Thomas Joiner at Church of England, Kilmore
6 Children 1. Constance Mary Joiner 1892 #7672 - 1960 #31311 aged 68
2. James Douglas Joiner 1893 #25960 - 1893 #16046 lived 6 months
3. Edna Joiner 1898 #17879
4. Dorothy Evelyn Joiner 1900 #25752
5. James Alec Joiner 1903 - 1980 #05435 aged 77
6. William Henry Joiner 1907 - 1980 #20472 agd 73

John and Elizabeth Clayton

IGI Submitter: O'loughlin, 15 Colbert Court Frankston South 3199. Victoria, Australia
John Clayton 1832 - 13 Jul 1899 son of Millie Mortimer and John Clayton of Hollinwood, Lancashire, England, wed 1850 to Elizabeth (Betty) Barlow came August 1856 on the Star Of The South then lived at Emerald Hill
5 children 1. Infant
2. Mary Clayton 1858 #9753 - 1869 #9027 lived 11 years
3. Sarah Jane Clayton 1862 #20555
4. Annie Clayton 1865 #8462 - 1866 #4964 lived 1 year
5. John William Clayton 1868 #2586
4. John William Clayton 1868 #2586 wed 1892 to Emma Teresa Olver, John's Occupation: Station Master at Somerville Railway Station
2 Children 1. John Hereward Clayton 1893 #14292
2. Harold Sydney Clayton 1900 #1669

Joseph and Sarah Clayton

I was unable to find this family, in 1841 or 1851 Census for UK
Joseph Clayton age 50, died 22 Oct 1860 aged 60, arrived in Hobart 22 Jan. 1856 on the Indian Queen with Sarah Clayton age 34, Joseph Clayton age 16, Martha Clayton age 14, Henry Clayton aged 12, Jane Clayton age 10 and Alfred Clayton age 11 weeks born at Sea
The Indian Queen, ship, 1050 tons, David F. Jobson, commander, from Liverpool, via Melbourne, with general cargo &c Passengers Robert Dunn, Esq., surgeon-superintendent, and sixty in the steerage. Agents-Kerr, Bogle and Co. 24 immigrants disemarked Melbourne travelling on to Launceston per Lady Bird arriving 05 Jan 1856.

5 children 1. Joseph Clayton age 16, c1840
2. Martha Clayton age 14, c1842
3. Henry Clayton aged 12, c1844 possibly wed 1870 to Elizabeth Sangwell in Hobart
4. Jane Clayton age 10, c1846 possibly wed 1873 to Albert Hudson in Hobart
5. Alfred Clayton age 11 weeks born at Sea about 1 Nov 1855. He may be Alfred Christie Clayton, died in Hobart 1858 aged 3
1. Joseph Clayton, Age: 25 wed 08 Mar 1861 to Selina Hudson, Age 19, Reg Year: 1861 #134 Tasmanian records
Selina Hudson and Joseph Thomas Clayton were in Esperence, Tasmania, Australia on 25 Dec 1861 when their first child, Joseph Thomas Clayton was born.
15 children 1. Joseph Thomas Clayton 25 Dec 1861 - 1 May 1936,
2. Mary Ann Clayton 12 Aug 1863 - 19 Nov 1904 aged 41
3. Sarah Jane Clayton 26 Mar 1865
4. Horace William Clayton 2 Aug 1866
5. Albert George Clayton 22 Mar 1868 - 18 Jan 1869 lived 10 months
6. Martha Selina Clayton 11 Sep 1869 wed 9 Feb 1897 to William John Lewis both aged 27
7. Henrietta Clayton 15 Apr 1871
8. Albert Hudson Clayton 9 Aug 1872
9. William Alfred Clayton 6 Apr 1874 KIA 12 Apr 1917, France
10. James Clayton 15 Nov 1875 wed 12 Feb 1907 to Grace Victoria Winduss
11. Emma Clayton 10 Aug 1877 wed Edward Drysdale
12. Annie Clayton 27 Jul 1879
13. Laura Clayton 5 Oct 1880
14. Frederick George Clayton 5 Aug 1882 enlisted 21 Mar 1916
15. Edward Charles Clayton 2 Jan 1887
1. Joseph Thomas Clayton aged 24, 25 Dec 1861 - 1 May 1936, wed 05 Oct 1886 to Catherine Ann Hardy aged 18, 1868 - 26 Aug 1932 dau of Christine Keiser aged 18 wed 18 Jul 1856 to John Hardy aged 26
11 children 1. Amy Matilda Annie Clayton 18 Mar 1887
2. Joseph William Thomas Clayton 04 Mar 1889
3. Emily Vera Clayton 10 May 1891
4. Lawrence Frankford Clayton 27 Jul 1892
5. Charles Horace Clayton 25 Aug 1894
6. Lillian Ivy Clayton 17 Mar 1897
7. Christina Myrtle Clayton
8. Edith Victoria Clayton
9. George Leonard Clayton
10. Horace Clifton Clayton
11. Selina Gwendoline Clayton
2. Mary Ann Clayton 12 Aug 1863 died on 19 Nov 1904, at her residence, Tunnack, Mary Scott, beloved wife of M. Scott, and oldest daughter of Joseph and Selina Clayton, Pont Esperance. Deeply regretted hy all. Source The Mercury Hobart, Tas. :Tuesday 22 November 1904,
9. William Alfred Clayton 6 Apr 1874 KIA 12 Apr 1917,, buried Noreuil Cemetery, 5 miles ENE of Bapaun, France
10. James Clayton 15 Nov 1875 wed Grace Victoria Winduss on 12 Feb 1907, at All Saints Church, Hobart, by the Rov. H. J. Lovibond, Esperance, James, fifth son of Joseph and Selina Clayton, Dover, to Grace Victoria, youngest daughter of Frederick and the late Ellen Winduss, source The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : Saturday 23 March 1907 Grace died 18 Jun 1920 in New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
1 child Son Charles G Winduss born in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia on 23 Nov 1904 to James Clayton and Grace Victoria Winduss.
11. Emma Clayton 16 Aug 1877 wed Edward Drysdale
14. Frederick George Clayton 5 Aug 1882 enlisted 21 Mar 1916 and Returned to Aust on Karagola, left London 27 June 1919, demobilisation 14 Aug 1919 at Hobart

William and Letitia Clayton

William Clayton born 1832 at Portadown, Armagh, Ireland wed 2 Feb 1854 at Dasencreat, Ireland to Letitia Henderson and came to Victoria 1855
8 Children 1. Francis Clayton 1855 - 1862 #2809 lived 7 years, born at Sea
2. Mary Ann Clayton 1857 - 1862 #2847 lived 5 years
3. Margaret Clayton 1858 #19280 - 1862 #2824 lived 3 years
4. Isabella Clayton 1860 #21836 - 1862 #2806 lived 1 year
5. William Clayton 1862 #17298
6. John Clayton 1865 #3350
7. Letitia Victoria Clayton 1868 #3659
8. Thomas Alfred Clayton 1870 #9748
5. William Clayton wed 1887 to Mary Jane Garland
7. Letitia Victoria Clayton 1868 #3659 wed 11 Jun 1890 to Thomas Charles Marr 5 Jul 1861 - 1940 aged 79

William and Elizabeth Clegg

William Clegg born in Manchester, wed 1891 #5690 to Elizabeth Quinn 1870 - 1900 #14830 aged 30, daughter of Elizabeth Slaven and Edward Quinn (Quin)
3 Children 1. May Clegg 15 Sep 1892 #36597 - 2 Jun 1968 wed 26 Nov 1913 to George William Akers 28 Jun 1891
2. Elsie Elizabeth Clegg 1894 - 1966 #3260 aged 72,
3. Lillian Masonica Clegg 1896 - 1975 #27006 aged 79, wed 1923 #171 to Errol Myles Wilson Officer 1891 #9023 - 1980 #27740 aged 89, son of Alexandra/Alesa Kath Wilson died on 2 March, 1918, wed 15 January 1885 #857 to William Officer 3 December 1858 - 29 June, 1925 born at Balmoral, Victoria,
- source Officer Family in Tasmania and Early Victoria

George and Maria Clemensen

George Clemensen wed 1857 #1274 to Maria Clune/Clewen/Clewin and lived at Beechworth, Osborns Flat
Mary Clemensen nee Clune 1827 - 1903 #6090 aged 75, dau of Mary and Martin Clune, died at Hotham West
7 Children 1. George Clemensen c1858
2. Ellen Clemensen 1859 #22006 - 1859 #9259 lived 2 days
3. Maria Christina Clemensen 1861 #5021
4. Helena Clemenson 1863 #9964 - 1866 #3784 lived 2 years
5. Ann Clemensen 1866 #4088 - 1866 #8824 lived 5 months
6. John Clemensen 1867 #19342
7. Matilda Frances Clemensen 1869 #12784 wed 1897 #562 to Patk Mckeon
1. George Clemenson c1858 wed 1881 #1415 to Catherine Cannop and lived at Hotham West
8 Children 1. Mary Ann Elinor Clemensen 1881 #10649- 1886 #9447 lived 5 years
2. Christina Lillian Clemenson 1885 #18605
3. Catherine Mary Clemensen 1887 #29273
4. Jno Clemensen 1890 #14127 - 1891 #6642 lived 1 year
5. Thos Martin Clemensen 1895 #4885 - 1895 #2329 lived 1 month
6. Leslie Jas Clemensen 1898 #26949 - 1898 #16733 lived a day?
7. Chas Gordon Clemensen 1899 #27384
8. Matilda May Clemensen 1903 #11266
4. Maria Christian Clemensen 1861 #5021 wed 1886 #5563 to James McAdam 1862 #9097 son of Mary MacFarland and George McAdam of Lethbridge, lived at Hotham West, Armadale
5 Children 1. Christina Mary McAdam 1887 #9229
2. Sarah McAdam 1889 #2766 - 1958 #5093 wed Esnouf
3. Matilda Agnes McAdam 1893 #5263 - 1908 #5429 lived 14 years
4. Irene McAdam 1895 #1753
5. Mary Eva McAdam 1899 #189
7. Matilda Frances Clemensen 1869 #12784 - 1939 #12196 aged 70, wed 1897 #562 to Patk Mckeon lived at Hotham West
2 Children 1. Annie Mckeon 1898 #3984
2. Mary Mckeon 1900 #11830

Came on Friday, 22 July 2011
I believe the father of Matilda is
Jeremiah Clemensen 1828 - 1865 #10411 aged 36, son of Matilda and Hans Clemensen of Sles
3. Matilda Maria Clemensen 1860 - 1921 #15327 aged 61, born at Jackarandah, wed 1881 #159 to Thomas Winnell


Thomas and Elizabeth Clements

Thomas Clements wed 1861 #3546 to Elizabeth Robertson and lived at Clunes, Healesville and then at Yarra Flat
10 children 1. William Clements 1862 #19814
2. Martha Clements 1864 #1433
3. Amy Clements 1865 #14226 wed 1883 #5136 to Richard Henry Martin 1862 #13513
4. Hannah Eliz Clements 1867 #13786
5. Sarah Clements 1869 #16050
6. Thomas Clements 1871 #9518
7. Mark Clements 1873 #13754
8. Mary Louisa Clements 1876 #20352
9. Isabella Clements 1879 #6416
10. Bertha Clements 1880 #26163
1. William Clements 1862 #19814 wed 1883 #5136 to Margaret Jessie Davidson 1865 #7738
3. Amy Clements 1865 #14226 wed 1883 #5136 to Richard Henry Martin 1862 #13513


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