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Amos Cole, James Cole, John Cole, Robert Cole,
William Coleman wed 1844, William Coleman came c1872,


Amos Cole

From Convicts page, Amos Besor Cole came 1836 on Lord Lyndock from Kent 1836, 14 years
Lord Lyndoch was built in Calcutta in 1815 and was of AE1 class. It weighed 638 tons. The Master of the ship was John Humble and the Surgeon was Thomas W. McDonald
Ann Newman came 1842 on Lord Admiral from Liverpool 1841, 10 years
Permission given for Amos COLE came 1836 on Lord Lyndoch to wed Ann Newman came 1842 on Royal Admiral granted 04 OCT 1843 references CON52/2 p31 and RGD37/3 : 1843/624
Amos Cole 1803 - 1870 #328 aged 67 son of Sarah and George Cole of Woodchurch, Kent, UK, wed 23 Dec 1843 at Launceston to Ann Newman 1819, in Victoria called Ann White, and moved c1852 from Westbury, Tasmania to Collingwood, then Ballarat
7 Children 1. George Cole 1844
2. Edward Cole 1846
3. William Cole 1849
4. George Cole 1851
5. Sarah Cole 1853 #346 (father called Amos Besor)
6. Amos Cole 1855 #7466
7. John Cole 1860 #19402
2. Edward Cole 1846 born in Tasmania wed 1871 #2697 to Harriet Hayes of Chilwell, and lived at Ballarat and Barry's Reef
6 Children 1. William Cole 1871 #21081
2. Lucy Ann Cole 1874 #789
3. Edward Cole 1875 #7096
4. Harriet Cole 1877 #6744
5. Mary Ann Cole 1879 #13476 lived 1 day
6. Eliza Cole 1887 #16915
3. William Cole 1849 born in Tasmania wed 1870 #3532 to Eliza Charlotte Anderson of Melbourne, and lived at Barry's Reef
8 Children 1. Sarah Charlotte Cole 1870 #21465
2. Elizabeth Bella Cole 1872 #17067
3. Margaret Ann Cole 1874 #7055
4. William Charles Cole 1876 #13835
5. Henry Cole 1879 #6986
6. Jane Cole 1881 #6766
7. George Cole 1883 #21419
8. John Cole 1887 #624
From on Fri, 17 Jun 2005
Just keeping in touch and letting you know I have 10 of Mary Tomison and George Cole's children and some grandchildren. Also Tomison families in England. Are you interested? Jenny

4. George Cole 1851 born in Tasmania wed 1871 #1414 to Mary Tomison (Mary Elizabeth used twice) and lived at Barry's Reef
6 Children 1. Charles Wilson Tomison 1868 #13987
2. George Cole 1874 #793
3. Ann Cole 1880 #454
4. Tomison Cole 1882 #6971
5. William Cole 1883 #21418
6. Sarah Cole 1885 #527
3. Ann Cole 1880 #454 - 1954 #13937 aged 75, daughter of Elizabeth (should be Mary) Tomison and George Cole wed 1903 #3549 to William James Grimwood 1872 #14445 - 1959 #4954 aged 86, 1 child
6. Amos Cole 1855 #7466 wed 1876 #1217 to Elizabeth Isabelle Anderson and lived at Barry's Reef
8 Children 1. Helen Cole 1876 #13823
2. William Cole 1878 #6753
3. Edward Cole 1880 #6467
4. Amos Cole 1881 #13971
5. Eliza Cole 1883 #488 - 1883 #10191 lived 1 year
6. Bessie Cole 1884 #491 - 1885 #348 lived 11 months
7. Ann Cole 1885 #15280
8. Allen Cole 1887 #8516

James Cole

James Cole came c1853 with Mary Ann Smith lived at Maryborough, Timor
9 Children 1. James Empire Cole 1853 - 1875 #5028 aged 22 born at Sea 2. Sarah Jane Cole 1855 #4254
3. Arthur Cole 1856 #10466
4. Thomas Cole 1859 #4825
5. George Cole 1861 #4846
6. Mary Ann Cole 1862 #3327
7. Ellen Cole 1864 #16374
8. Emma Cole 1866 #22408
9. Walter Cole 1869 #12136
2. Sarah Jane Cole 1855 #4254 wed 1888 #7209 to Thomas Henry Oppy 1856 #1511

John Cole

John Cole came c1858 with Jane Stephens and lived at Amherst then Timor
3 Children 1. John Cole 1859 #15362
2. Samuel Cole 1868 #53
3. Charles Cole 1872 #6012 - 1873 #2811 lived 9 months
1. John Cole at Amherst wed 1880 #4908 to Annie Maria Cousins

Robert Cole

Robert Cole 1760 - 25 Feb 1844, son of Robert Cole and Sarah who died 14 Dec 1792, a Yeoman farmer at Goodworth Clatford, Hampshire, UK, wed Anne Messiter 1781 - 26 May 1856, born at Frome, Somerset, UK
7 Children 1. Henry George Cole 5 Mar 1810 - 23 June 1831
2. Sophia Cole 13 July 1812 - 26 Dec 1894 wed Charles Somerton - no children
3. Robert Messiter Cole 20 Apr 1814 - 25 Feb 1877, born at Goodworth Clatford, South Hampton
4. Richard Cole 4 Feb 1816
5. Charles Cole 24 June 1818 - 24 Apr 1831 died aged 13 yrs
6. Anne Cole 11 March 1821 - 28 Aug 1897 did not marry
7. Elizabeth Cole 19 Sept 1824 - 13 Aug 1846 did not marry
Robert Messiter Cole 20 Apr 1814 - 25 Feb 1877, migrated to Tasmania then in 1846 to South Australia, and died at 'Goodworth', Riverton, South Australia.
He wed 9 May 1850 to Anna Dorothea Gasmier/Anne Dorothy GASMYER 1833 - 26 May 1900, daughter of Johann Heinrich Martin Gatzmeyer and Anna Maria ? The family came from Mecklenberg, Germany on the George Washington to SA in 1846, they were Lutherans escaping religious persecution and accepted the new version of their surname. Known children who came to Hope Valley, SA are Johan, Maria, Anna Dorothea plus another son and daughter.
8 Children 1. Robert Cole 10 Jan 1853
2. Richard Cole 27 Oct 1854 - 7 Sept 1929 in Goodworth Macaw Creek, South Australia
3. Henry Cole 17 Oct 1856 - 31 May 1907
4. Sarah Anne Sophia Cole 17 Aug 1857 - 29 July 1917
5. Susannah Mathilda Cole 6 July 1860 - 9 Apr 1919
6. Albert Edward Cole 28 Apr 1863 - 16 Dec 1900
7. Edwin Alfred Cole 1 Feb 1867 - 25 Jan 1929 wed Henrietta Long
8. Anna Maria Cole 7 March 1872 - 1954, did not marry
1. Robert Cole 10 Jan 1853 wed 27 Oct 1875 to Sarah Frances Mather when he was aged 22 and she was aged 19, daughter of Washington Mather, wed at the Registry Office Riverton ref 105/281
2. Richard Cole 27 Oct 1854 - 7 Sept 1929 wed 11 Mar 1875 Harriet McMartin when each was aged 20 years, they were married at the residence of Peter McMartin, bride is daughter of Richard Mcmartin of Macaw Creek
3. Henry Cole 17 Oct 1857 - 31 May 1907 wed 28 June 1883 to Gertrude Oermann aged 25, at her father's residence, Marocara

From on Sunday, 20 September 2015,
I am correcting the year - Henry Cole was born 1856 not 1857
1856 COLE Henry Robert Messiter COLE Anne Dorothy GASMYER Gilbert 9/285 ID: I87598 Name: Henry COLE Given Name: Henry Surname: COLE Sex: M Birth: 17 Oct 1856 in Goodworth Macaw Creek, South Australia Death: Y Note: Birth record - Father : Robert Messiter COLE. Mother: Anne Dorothy GASMYER. Source: South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 9 Page: 285 District: Gil.
Thankyou Graeme, for this correction.


4. Sarah Anne Sophia Cole 17 Aug 1857 - 29 July 1917 wed 1876 Frederick Calf
Henry Somerton Calf, a grandson, was taken prisoner during WW1 and was held at Mecklenberg.
5. Susannah Mathilda Cole 6 July 1860 - 9 Apr 1919 wed 17 Apr 1884 to Earnest Edward Oermann amd lived at Riverton, 7 Children
6. Albert Edward Cole 28 Apr 1863 - 16 Dec 1900 wed Mary Josephine Keelan when he was aged 27 and she was 26, daughter of Peter Keelen, wed at Christ Church [North Adelaide]

William Coleman

William Coleman wed 1844 #4894 to Mary Ann Chapman 1831 - 1872 #6423 aged 49 dau of Ann Grey and Thomas Chapman of Oxford, at St James Church of England Melbourne and lived at Collingwood, Mordialloc
7 Children 1. William Henry Coleman 1848 #15726 died
2. William Alfred Coleman 1850 #26776
3. Sally Ann Coleman 1854 #18634
4. Eliza Coleman 1856 - 1856 #4498 lived 1 day
5. Unnamed Female Coleman 1862 #13799
6. Jane Coleman 1863 #19496 - 1863 #8078 lived 1 day
7. Emily Lucy Jane Coleman 1862 - 1863 #871 lived 5 months
1. William Alfred Coleman 1850 #26776 wed 1875 #89 to Elizabeth Catherine Saunders 1853 #973

William Coleman

William Coleman came c1872 with Matilda Brooker and lived at Melton then at Benalla
7 Children 1. Esther Coleman 1865 - 1948 #22225 aged 83
2. Matilda Kingshot Coleman 1873 25773
3. Mary Ann Coleman 1876 24631
4. Ada Coleman 1880 579
5. James Coleman 1882 20964
6. Amy Coleman 1884 7321
7. George Coleman 1886 23951
1. Esther Coleman 1865 - 1948 #22225 aged 83 wed 1884 #1159 to James Challis and lived at Bena, 6 children


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