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Families featured
Elijah Close, Henry Clotz, James Clowser, Matthew Clune,
Samuel Cobbledick, Thomas Cochrane, William Cochrane,
with own page James Cloke, and James Clough, with Thomas Clough
and own pages for George Coad and Robert Coad
and George and John Coates


Elijah and Fanny Close

Elijah Close c1826 in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, Eng, and died 07 Aug 1905 in 22 High Street, Prahran, Vic, wed 28 Nov 1847 to Fanny Tribe, daughter of John Tribe, in Trowbridge, in district Melksham, in the county of Wiltshire Elijah Close aged 25, came Jan 1853 as Assisted Immigrants on the Time And Truth, with Fanny Close 30, Emma Close 15, Ann Close 3 and Edward Close, infant died
From Familytreemaker, Emma Close, came as a Single woman, domestic servant, Wesleyan, aged 15, born Wiltshire, can read only. Became engaged by Mrs Taylor of Newtown/Geelong on wages of 16 pounds. Term of employment 3 mths with rations.
9 children 1. Annie Sophia Close 1849, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, Eng, d. 24 Dec 1902, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Vic.
2. Edward Ebenezer Close 1851, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, died 1852, at Sea on Time and Truth.
3. Edward Chalmers Close 1852, at Sea on Time and Truth, d. 30 May 1924, "Henty" Glen Iris Road, Caulfield, Vic.
4. Robert Maxwell Close 04 Nov 1857, Dowling Forest, Vic, d. 21 Jun 1941, Ballarat East, Vic.
5. Julia Close 1858, Beaufort, Vic, d. 1945, East Malvern, Vic.
6. Fanny Close 1860 #3849 Beaufort, Vic, d. 1934, Murrumbeena, Vic.
7. Twin James Close 1862 #4546 - 1862 #2673, lived 2 weeks, Beaufort, Vic.
8. Twin Francis Close 1862 #4547 - 1862 #2675 Beaufort, lived 2 weeks, Vic.
9. Albert Walter Close 30 May 1864 #11205 - 1865 5202 lived 1 year Ballarat, Vic.
4. Robert Maxwell Close 1857 - 1941 #16763 aged 84, wed 1889 #2049 to Mary Ellen Middlin 1868 #456 and lived at Ballarat, Eaglehawk, Stuart Mill
9 children 1. Albertis Maxwell Close 1890 #439
2. Adeline Annie Close 1892 #3392 - 1970 #12786 aged 78 wed Fredman
3. Hector Norman Close 3 Jul 1893 - 17 Apr 1918 KIA - France
4. Stanley Robt Close 1895 #16268 - 25 Apr 1915KIA - Gallipoli
5. Leslie Gordon Close 1898 #5811 - 1977 #12340 aged 79
6. Arthur Edgar Close 1900 #5908
7. Muriel Eleanor Close 1 Apr 1905 - 11 Jul 2002
8. Robina Sarah Close 1 Feb 1907 - 11 Oct 2003
9. Herbert Trevean Close 13 Apr 1910 - 23 Mar 1998

Henry and Emma Clotz

Henry Baker Clotz 1848 - 1924 #6996 aged 76, son of Sarah Baker and John Clotz, as Cloty from Frankfort wed 1871 #272 to Emma Rebecca Murfett 1844 - 1932 #7231 aged 88, dau of Ann Ramage and James Murfitt, and lived at Ballarat
10 children 1. Charles Clotz 1869 - 1871 #7707 aged 2 years
2. Charles Murfett Clotz 1872 #21257 - 1931 #145 aged 59
3. Sophia Clotz 1874 #20723 lived 6 months
4. Ann Baker Clotz 1876 #6742 - 1941 #2032 aged 64
5. Henry Clotz 1878 #6658 lived 3 months
6. John Henry Clotz 1879 #13660 - 1934 #3821 aged 54
7. Emma Rebecca Clotz 1881 #21040 - 1953 #7294 aged 70, wed Allan
8. Sophia Elizabeth Clotz 1883 #13882 - 1956 #19932 aged 74, wed William Cairncross
9. Alice Jane Clotz 1884 #22108 - 1955 #8568 aged 70 wed Frith
10. Frederick William Clotz 1886 #15434 lived 7 months
2. Charles Murfett Clotz 1872 #21257 - 1931 #145 aged 59, wed 1893 #4851 to Mary Abbott 1872 - 1953 #17956 aged 81, dau of Elizabeth Wright and Matthew Abbot, and lived at Ballarat
5 children 1. Ruby Vict Clotz 1894 #496
2. Olive May Clotz 1895 #9031
3. Emma Rebecca Clotz 1896 #8562 - 1901 #8225 lived 5 years
4. Ethel Alice Clotz 1898 #405
5. Chas Hy Clotz 1901 #8219 - 1928 #13055 aged 27
7. Ann Baker Giotz (Clotz) 1876 #6742 wed 1897 #443 to Ernest Edward Olney 1871 #14027, 4 Children
8. Sophia Elizabeth Clotz 1883 #13882 - 1956 #19932 aged 74, wed William Cairncross 1881 #260 son of Elizabeth Beaumont wed 1881 #11 to William Black Cairncross 1859 #16497 son of Jane Gilles and Thomas Cairncross born at Beechworth, Vic

James Clowser

Arthur Clowser came Aug 1852 aged 20, on the Mary Harrison and wed 1855 #2902 to Jessie Miller 1843 - 1896 #14449 aged 53, dau of Mary Campbell and Joseph Muller George Clowser wed 20 Aug 1815 to Catherine Mayner at Saint Mary, Newington, Surrey and lived at Merton, Surrey, England
1. Charles Clowser Christening: 03 Nov 1830
2. Edward Harry Clowser Christening: 20 Jul 1817
3. Elizabeth Catharine Clowser Christening: 08 Jan 1820
4. George Clowser Christening: 30 May 1822
5. Ann Clowser Christening: 01 Aug 1824
6. Richard Clowser Christening: 15 Oct 1826 - 1870 #4287 aged 43, died in Victoria
7. Matilda Clowser Christening: 07 Sep 1828
8. Martha Clowser Christening: 03 Nov 1830
9. James Clowser Christening: 01 Jul 1832
10. Ann Norah Clowser Christening: 30 Mar 1836
11. Sarah Blanche Clowser Christening: 06 Jan 1839
12. Margaret Julia Clowser Christening: 06 Jan 1839

9. James Clowser wed 1854 #1854 to Sarah Parkinson Christening: 09 Sep 1838 and lived at Alma, Dunolly, Wild Dog Creek
3 children 1. Ceaviney/Claviney Clowser 1856 #6467 - 1862 #4180 lived 6 years
2. Catherine Clowser 1860 #4667 wed 1885 #6927 to Stephen Stanford
3. George Clowser 1862 #14232 - 1924 #274 aged 61
3. George Clowser 1862 #14232 - 1924 #274 aged 61 wed 1888 #5327 to Alice Walls 1861 #5512 - 1927 #6735 aged 66 daughter of Sarah Richmond wed 1853 #160 to Thomas Walls
3 children 1. Irene Alice Clowser 1889 #10728 - 1980 #285 aged 91 wed Wiltshire
2. Geo Chas Clowser 1892 #30936 - 1981 #9383 aged 89
3. Ella Brice Clowser 1894 #27771
2. Geo Chas Clowser 1892 #30936 - 1981 #9383 aged 89 wed Kathleen Mary Reynolds 1895 - 1971 #10458 aged 76, daughter of Hester Meader wed 1883 #245 to William Thomas Reynolds

Matthew Clune

Matthew Clune 1837 - 1878 #7270 aged 41, unknown parents from Clare, Ireland, wed 1861 #495 to Catherine Wallace 1840 - 1900 #7479 aged 60, dau of Eliza Crane and Edward Wallace, not in Vic records, and lived at Osborne's Flat
7 Children 1. Michael Clune 1861 #18809 - 1934 #17383 aged 72, born in Melb, died in Yack'
2. Matthew Clune 1863 #9450
3. John Wallace Clune 1869 #12786
4. Mary Clune 1865 - 1869 #8175 lived 4 years, died in Osborne's Flat
5. William Clune 1867 - 1869 #8176 lived 2 years
6. Ellen Clune 1871 #13368 - 1875 #8113 lived 3 years
7. Elizabeth Catherine Clune 1874 #4431
1. Michael Clune 1861 #18809 - 1934 #17383 aged 72, wed 1892 #836 to Alice Kinchington 1857 #4046 - 1931 #7492 aged 71, both died at Yackandanda.
3 Children 1. Alice Ignatius Clune 1893 #8728 - 1936 #6713 aged 43, wed Cantlon
2. Mona Anastasia Clune 1894 #25524
3. Michael Wallace Clune 1899 #14821
2. Matthew Edward Clune 1863 #9450 - 1944 #2258 aged 80, wed 1888 #893 to Sophia Mary Backhaus 1861 - 1944 #690 aged 83, dau of Anna Margaret Bill wed 1859 #2674 to Frederick Backhaus of Yackandanda, both died at Glen Iris
5 Children 1. Matthew Frederick Backhaus 1889 #17666 - 1962 #9172 aged 73
2. Wm Geo Backhaus 1891 #38453
3. Mary Ethol Backhaus 1894 #16867 - 1921 #9820 aged 27, wed Wilson
4. Francis Wallace Backhaus 1897 #15611 - 1975 #6740 aged 77
5. Cath Marguerita Backhaus 1900 #15514

Samuel Cobbledick

Samuel Cobbledick 1820 - 1900 aged 80 came c1856 with Sarah Ann Fruteral/Fentril 1828 - 1921 aged 93 and lived at Keilor, Wyndham, Werribee, buried in Werribee Cemetry
9 Children 1. Samuel James Cobbledick 11 Oct 1853, South Australia, Australia
2. Emily Jane Cobbledick 1856 #749 - 1887 #15944 lived 32 years
3. Theophilus Fewtrill Cobbledick 03 Dec 1857, 1858 #1021
4. William Robert Cobbledick 1860 #6295
5. Sarah Ann Cobbledick 1862
6. Thomas John Cobbledick 1864 #4082
7. Edward Charles Cobbledick 1866 #18852
8. Mary Amelia Cobbledick 1868 #13212
9. Stephen George Cobbledick 1872 #27304
3. Theophilus Feutrell Cobbledick 1858 #1021 wed 1881 #3789 to Mary Anne Pentland 1855 #18975 and lived at Traralgon
4. William Robert Cobbledick 1860 #6295 wed 1888 #8189 to Alice Alexandra Moss
Source - April 1998 Australian Veterinary Journal, pages 38, 57-8.
The most serious incident occurred at Werribee in Victoria in 1872, when FMD was diagnosed on two properties near Melbourne.
Description of the outbreak * Mr S G. Staughton, a prominent squatter (a term used at the time for rich and influential rural landholders), purchased a shorthorn bull, at a sale, on the 2 May 1872 from a cattle importer William McCulloch. The bull ‘Achmet’ had been imported from England, arriving with a consignment of eight cattle (six bulls and two heifers) on the steamship Northumberland, on the 29 February. After landing, the cattle were housed for one or two nights at McCulloch’s stable and Glasscock’s livery stable at the Royal Horse Bazaar in Bourke St, Melbourne, before being taken to McCulloch’s property ‘Rockbear’, Darebin, where most of them remained until about April 29. Three of the bulls, including Achmet, were exhibited at the Heidelberg show on March 28. At the end of April, the six bulls returned to the Royal Horse Bazaar for sale by public auction.
After being purchased, Achmet was driven along Ballarat and Exford roads stopping one night at Cunningham´s stables, the second night stopping at stables at Exford owned by one of Staughton´s brothers. He was delivered to the dairy farm of Samuel Cobbledick, a tenant farmer of Staughton, arriving at the property on the Werribee River on May 5. Disease subsequently broke out on Cobbledick´s farm among the 11 cows that were in contact with the bull. Pigs that had been fed milk near the cows were also affected. On May 12 an old bull that had been in close contact with Achmet was lent to another tenant farmer, John Bowman whose property was nine miles east of Cobbledick´s. A similar disease outbreak occurred, affecting 14 cattle.
Samuel Cobbledick
The property consisted of a portion of allotment A, section 20(XX), parish of Werribee 635 acres (or about one square mile). Some confusion exists about the exact number of livestock existing on the property at the time of the outbreak. According to newspaper reports, Cobbledick received compensation for 10 dairy cows, 17 dry cows, 1 bull, 7 pigs, 23 piglets and 14 pet ewes and lambs.
However, when questioned at the inquiry Cobbledick stated that 58 cattle and 37 pigs were destroyed. At least three animals destroyed came from the neighbouring property belonging to Staughton. Staughton´s property, containing 800 to 1000 cattle and a number of sheep, was separated only by a wire fence.
Source appears to be infected hay, used as packing from UK, then used for bedding where the bull was housed overnight on his way to Werribee.

Thomas Cochrane

Thomas Cochrane came c1866 with Eliza Geard and lived at Gisborne then at Tylden
2 Children 1. Selina Ellen Cochrane 1867 #22030
2. Thomas John Cochrane 1870 #5710
1. Zeliner Cochrane 1867 #22030 wed 1883 #4720 to Henry Dodkins

William Cochrane

The Wanata came Oct 1852 with 5 adults and 9 children surnamed Cochrane, John Cochrane 37, Elizth Cochrane 34, Elizth Cochrane 30, Elizth G Cochrane 26 and Wm Cochrane 25
Elizth Cochrane 13, James Cochrane 10, Andrew Cochrane 7, John Cochrane 6, Elizth Cochrane 5, Mgt Cochrane 4, Jean Cochrane 1, Robt Cochrane I and Jean G Cochrane 1

William Cochrane came c1854 with Elizabeth Laird lived at South Melbourne
4 Children 1. William Cochrane 1855 #3933 - 1856 #659 lived 1 year
2. John Cochrane 1857 #14250
3. Alexander Cochrane 1860 #1722 - 1861 #1173 lived 14 months
4. Robert James Cochrane 1864 #18379
2. John Cochrane 1857 #14250 wed 1885 #4366 to Hannah Marion Drafter/Dafter and lived at South Yarra
9 Children 1. Elizabeth Laird Cochrane 1886 #29786 - 1964 #2255 aged 77
2. Evelina Maud Shepherd Cochrane 1888 #15695 - 1961 #16014 aged 72, wed White
3. Wm Cochrane 1890 #17512
4. Hannah Marion Ellen Cochrane 1892 #17505 - 1971 #28756 aged 79, wed Newton
5. John Cochrane 1893 #26586 - 1977 #2158 aged 83
6. Alice Cochrane 1895 #24605
7. Jeannie Cochrane 1898 #22192
8. Myrtle Cochrane 1899 #29873 - 1900 #14787 lived 1 year
9. Robina Cochrane 1901 #6719

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