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Patrick Corrigan, John Coster, Samuel Cottingham,
Benjamin Cotton, Charles Cottrill, Richard Couchman,


Patrick Corrigan

Patrick Corrigan came c1849 with Ann Campbell 1824 - 1868 #4740 aged 44 dau of Judith Rudy and James Campall, and lived at Moorabbin
7 Children 1. James Corrigan 1847 - 1869 #9919 lived 21 years born at Louth
2. Anne Corrigan 1850 #43686 cchristened at Roman Catholic, St Francis, Melbourne
3. Bridget Corrigan 1854 #3054
4. Elizabeth Corrigan 1855 #9069
5. Thomas Corrigan 1857 #12879
6. Catherine Corrigan 1860 #3389
7. Patrick Corrigan 1863 #22159
2. Anne Corrigan 1850 #43686 wed 1874 #461 to William Kelly and lived at Belleraine, Geelong
4 Children 1. James Kelly 1875 #663
2. Elizabeth Agnes Kelly 1876 #21075 - 1877 #7232 lived 11 months
3. William Kelly 1878 #13559
4. Ann Kelly 1880 #22839
5. Adelina Kelly 1884 #24721
6. Agnes Maud Kelly 1886 #18586
7. Marion Blanche Kelly 1888 #11744
3. Bridget Corrigan 1854 #3054 wed 1873 #4561 to James Pigdon 0, c1853 - 1918 and lived at Bellarine
4. Elizabeth Corrigan 1855 #9069 wed 1885 #4576 to Henry Kelly, no chn listed

Robert Corse

Robert Coarse/Course wed Apr-Jun 1846 to Mary Ann Rowe in Hatfield district, Hertfordshire
Harriet Matilda Corse birth Jan-Mar 1849 in the district Hatfield in the county of Hertfordshire
Robert Course aged 37 came Nov 1852 as Assisted Immigrants on the Helen with Mary Ann Course aged 33, Mary Anne Course aged 4, Harriet Matilda Course aged 3, Martha Course aged 2 and infant Robert Course, and settled at Hamilton
Robert CORSE 1815-1888 (sp Mary Ann ROWE)
9 Children 1. Mary Anne Course aged 4, Apr-Jun 1847, died
2. Harriet Matilda Course aged 3, Jan-Mar 1849
3. Martha Course aged 2, Apr-Jun 1850
4. Robert Course infant, Oct-Dec 1851
5. Sarah Corse c1853
6. Mary Ann Corse 1855 #5073 - 1932 #10602 aged 72,
7. Jane Corse 1856 #13382 - 1866 #1620 lived 9 years
8. Susan Corse 1858 #3124 - 1945 #16881 aged 86
9. Louisa Corse 1859 #20220 - 1866 #1621 lived 6 years
2. Harriet Matilda Course aged 3, Jan-Mar 1849 - 1916 aged 66, wed 1875 #362 to John Emmett 1843 - 1921 #1887 aged 77, born in Buckinghamshire, died at Hamilton
7 children 1. Martha Jane Emmett 1876 #23522
2. Robert John Emmett 1878 #16449 - 1958 #20468 aged 79
3. Matilda May Emmett 1880 #9295 - 1973 #15593 aged 93, wed Kennett
4. George William Emmett 1882 #25945 - 1968 #20944 aged 85
5. Alfred Emmett 1885 #13958
6. Robert Gordon Emmett 1887 #20205 - 1975 #6262 aged 87
7. Ernest Emmett 1891 #13148
5. Sarah Corse c1853 - 1916 aged 63, wed 1878 #3079 to George Turner 1854 #2742 - 1883 #8871 aged 28, son of Emma Parker and Job Turner, born at Hamilton
Sarah Turner nee Corse, widow of George Turner, wed 1885 #4257 to John Derry Addinsall and lived at Hamilton, and had 3 daughters
2 children 1. Ethel May Turner 1879 #23639
2. Robert George Turner 1881 #22119
8. Susan Corse 1858 #3124 - 1945 #16881 aged 86, wed 1878 #1736 to Joseph Turner 1856 #9426 son of Emma Parker and Job Turner, born at Hamilton, lived at Harrow
9 children 1. Job Hamilton Turner 1880 #16235
2. Joseph Ernest Turner 1882 #3154
3. Lily Bertha Turner 1883 #17110
4. Eva Annie Turner 1884 #24910 - 1885 #5356 lived 8 months
5. Susan Maude Turner 1886 #10784
6. George Parker Turner 1888 #11983
7. Mary May Turner 1891 #13232 - 1893 #14411 lived 2 years
8. Robert Glenelg Turner 1893 #13466
9. Wm Gordon Turner 1897 #19713 - 1898 #7761 lived 1 month

John Coster

John Coster aged 15 came Sep 1855 on the Cairngorm
John Coster wed 1863 #3217 to Agnes Corbett/Corbel born 1844 in Geelong and lived at Carngham
9 Children 1. Sarah Coster 1864
2. Elizabeth Coster 1866 #13504
3. Henry James Coster 1868 #22060
4. Alexander John Coster 1871 #1261
5. Hannah Coster 1873 #8015
6. Sydney Mercer Coster 1875 #14489
7. Adelaide Agnes Ann Coster 1878 #1264
8. Mary Harriet Coster 1885 #1380
9. George Gladstone Coster 1887 #26958
1. Sarah Coster 1864 wed 1883 to John Burdett

Samuel Cottingham

Samuel Cottingham 1831 - 1904 #9348 aged 73, son of Charlotte Harris and William Cottingham, wed 1855 #1898 to Sarah Elizabeth Watson 1837 - 1920 #2271 aged 83, daughter of Hepzibah Sheridean and Thomas Watson, lived at Raglan, Pleasant Creek (Stawell), then Prahan, died at Lilydale
6 children 1. William Thomas Cottingham 1856 #9161 - 1927 #13834 aged 71
2. Elizabeth Charlotte Cottingham 1858 #18736 - 1924 #1279 aged 65
3. Samuel Henry Cottingham 1861 #22393 lived 10 months
4. Edith Sarah Watson Cottingham 1865 #10894 - 1897 #6927 aged 32
5. Ernest Geo Cottingham 1873 - 1941 #19036
6. Emily Ruth Cottingham born in New Zealand 1881 - 1965 wed Chas Clondestry Lyttleton Elmore
6. Emily Ruth Cottingham born in New Zealand, 1881 - 1965, daughter of Sarah Watson and Samuel Cottingham wed 1912 #573 to Charles Cloudesley Elmore, 3 children
Two called William Thomas Cottingham of Beaufort wed.
1. William Thomas Cottingham 1856 #9161 - 1927 #13834 aged 71 died at Cheltenham
2. William Thomas Cottingham 1866 #19652 is the son of Jane Hill and William Cottingham born at Beaufort
William Thomas Cottingham 1856 #9161 - 1927 #13834 aged 71 died at Cheltenham wed 1890 #634 to Matilda Margt Parker 1870 - 1932 #158 aged 62, daughter of unknown Ellis and Thos Hy Parker, died at Fitzroy, children born at Donald, with unknown as father of the last 2 children
7 Children 1. Richard Hy Cottingham 1890 #31791 wed 1920 #10112 to Edith Iredale
2. Sydney Adalbert Cottingham 1893 #10136
3. Albert Oswald Cottingham 1895 #20192
4. Robert Ivan Cottingham 1896 #27313
5. George Arthur Cottingham 1901 #2713R
6. Joseph Charles Cottingham 1904 #21447R
7. Violet Amelia Cottingham 1914 #20691
William Thomas Cottingham 1866 #19652 is the son of Jane Hill and William Cottingham born at Beaufort, wed 1895 #318 to Elizth Downing Whittingham 1873 - 1934 #9277 aged 61, daughter of unknown died at East Malvern, children born at Melbourne, Ringwood and Scoresby North
3 Children 1. John Ethelbert Cottingham 1895 #31970
2. Arthur Chas Cottingham 1897 #30925
3. Robert Victor Cottingham 1901 #29885

Benjamin Cotton

Benjn Cotton aged 35 came Feb 1852 on the Charlotte Jane
Benjamin Cotton and Winifred Humphreys lived at California Gully then Sandhurst
6 Children 1. Wineford Cotton 1854 #1138 wed 1870 #4117 to William Cox
2. Henry Cotton 1856 #2854 - 1858 #2971 lived 2 years
3. Elizabeth Cotton 1858 #4082 - 1859 #2690 lived 1 year
4. Jno Cotton 1859 #16111
5. Jane Cotton 1860 #22183
6. Joseph Cotton 1863 #4477
1. Wineford Cotton 1854 #1138 wed 1870 #4117 to William Cox and lived at Sandhurst
8 Children 1. William James Cox 1872 #19422
2. Thomas Charles Cox 1875 #11975
3. John Benjamin Cox 1877 #4985
4. Joseph Cox 1879 #11963 - 1880 #5475 lived 1 year
5. Elizabeth Jane Cox 1881 #12198
6. Mary Winifred Cox 1883 #19410
7. Ethel Ellen Cox 1886 #6046
8. Stephen Cox 1888 #24382
5. Jane Cotton 1860 #22183 wed 1879 in New South Wales to William Hipwell

Charles Cottrill

Charles Cottrill 1850 - 1895 #13335 aged 42, son of Emma Sophia Evans and Robert Cottrill, from Worcester wed 1875 #487 to Catherine Hickey 1854 - 1875 #6738 aged 21, of London
Charles Cottrill wed 1877 #3443 to Mary Ann Zanker
3 Children 1. Charles Bain Cottrill 1878 #8881 lived 4 months
2. Charles Zanker Cottrill 1879 #15988
3. Percy Alfred Cottrill 1885 #4156

Richard Couchman

From on Sun, 4 Nov 2007
Hi Elizabeth,
I caught your geocities website – after searching for “Sophia Couchman”
Just for info really. Richard Couchman left one son back in England – Henry Richard Couchman born 1832 in Worcester to his first wife Hannah Wilson, who died the following year.
1. Married at Worcester, St Nicholas, WOR Date 25/10/1831 Licence – Groom Richard George COUCHMAN aged – status – residence as entered – attributed Residence – Notes – Bride Hannah WILSON
2. Name – Anne COUCHMAN buried on 1 Apr 1833 aged 25 Abode Friars St, – buried at Parish Worcester St Helen, WOR Occupation – Description – Source – Extra Information
3. Married at Worcester , St Martin , WOR Date 25/12/1834 Licence – Groom Richard George COUCHMAN aged – status Widower residence as entered – attributed Residence – Notes – Bride Elizabeth WILKINS aged – status – residence as entered – Attributed Residence – Notes – Misc. Info. –
As you can guess Henry Richard Couchman went on to father several children in the Birmingham area, one of which was my great great grandfather, Henry Oseland Couchman.
Oseland is a name that comes up a couple of times and may link the family to Richard Couchman & Sarah Oseland who were married 1803 in London – no proof as yet!
Hope this is useful
Cheers
Mark Couchman
Henry Richard Couchman aged 18, decided to remain in Birmingham when the rest of the family went to Australia

Richard George Couchman wed 25 Dec 1834 to Elizabeth Wilkins at Saint Martin, Worcester, Worcester, England
Richard Couchman 1810 - 1880 #4896 aged 70 years, parents unknown
Elizabeth Couchman 1814 - 1876 #1114 aged 62 years, parents listed (in error) as Elizabeth and Richard Couchman
The South Sea came Feb 1853 with the Couchman family - R aged 40, Elizabeth 40, William 16, Charles 13, Sophia 11, Thomas 5, Helena 4, Fried 3 and James infant
8 Children 1. William Wilkins Couchman Birth: 09 Oct 1835 at Silver Street Baptist, Worcester, Worcester, England son of Elizabeth Hannah Wilkins and Richard Couchman
2. Charles Couchman c1840
3. Sophia Couchman 1838 - 1859 #3019 aged 21 years dau of Elizabeth Willans and George Richard Couchman from 'Bri'
4. Thomas Couchman c1843
5. Eleanor Elizabeth Couchman Birth: 10 Sep 1845 Christening: 12 May 1846 at Saint Phillips, Birmingham, Warwick, England dau of Elizabeth and Richard Couchman
6. Fredk Wm Couchman born Jun quarter 1848 at Birmingham
7. James Couchman c1851
1. William Wilkins Couchman from Birmingham wed 1872 #1177 to Catherine Oconnor
2 Children 1. Henry Wilkins Couchman 1873 #10847 - 1873 #4581 lived 8 days
2. John Thomas Couchman 1876 #7749
2. Charles James Couchman wed 1864 #3668 to Margaret Ann Lowden who appers to be the daughter of John Lowden 39 and Ann Lowden 30 who came Jun 1854 on the Admiral Boxer with two daughters, Margaret 3 and Catherine infant
6 Children 1. Henry James Couchman 1868 #8351
2. Twin Mary Jane Couchman 1870 #7314 - 1870 #10000 lived 8 months
3. Twin Elizabeth Couchman 1870 #7315 - 1871 #7156 lived 18 months
4. Jane Couchman 1874 #4746
5. Sophia Couchman 1876 #23574
6. John William Thomas Couchman 1881 #3300
4. Thomas Couchman from Birmingham wed 1870 #2265 to Augusta Ann Penna, no listed chn
6. Fredk Wm Couchman born Jun quarter 1848 from Birmingham wed 1877 #3749 to Hilda Lavinia King 1856 #11017 born at Cotham, Melbourne
4 Children 1. Arthur Frederick Couchman 1878 #8229
2. Lillian Hilda Jane Couchman 1879 #8372
3. Sidney Charles William Couchman 1882 #16753
4. Ruby May Couchman 1886 #13226
2. Lillian Hilda Jane Couchman 1879 #8372 wed 1900 #3928 to Wm Hy Hurford who appears to be her cousin.


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