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Families featured
John Cruthers, John Cullen, Jeremiah Cullum, William Culpitt, George Cummings,
Philip Cummins, Richard Cummins, John Cunliffe, William Cunning,


John Cruthers

Darnum is a small town in West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, located 110 kilometres east of Melbourne, in the Shire of Baw Baw. Darnum was originally a timber producing area and boasts a large stump in memory of the original timber mill's owner Clarie Weir.
Theresa Soy aged 21 came Feb 1853 on the Arabian, only one with this surname.
John Cruthers 1829 - 1883 #1086 aged 54 died at Darnum, wed 1855 #209 to Theresa Soy and lived at Stangways, then at Castlemain
4 children 1. William Cruthers 1856 #2595
2. Margaret Cruthers c1857
3. John Cruthers 1861 #22531 lived 3 months
4. Catherine Cruthers 1864 #1298
5. James Winter Cruthers 1866 #1206
1. William Cruthers 1856 #2595 wed 1878 #3501 to Catherine Marshal Trenery 1858-02-04 and lived at Maryborough
5 Children 1. William Henry Cruthers 1879 #26121
2. Alfred Philip Cruthers 1882 #12563
3. Caroline Cruthers 1885 #129
4. Edith Victoria Cruthers 1887 #21335
5. Ruby Margt Cruthers 1891 #4835 lived 9 months
2. Margaret Cruthers c1857 wed 1877 #3385 to Alfred George Sainsbury (1856 – 1920) and they had eight children. Lived at Benalla then Beechworth

From on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010
Hello Elizabeth I’m a descendant of John Cruthers and thought I’d let you know about one of his children who is not included in your list.
John and Theresa’s second child, Margaret, (possibly named in honour of Theresa’s mother) was born at Strangways in 1857 but it appears that her birth was not civilly registered. In 1876 she married Alfred George Sainsbury (1856 – 1920) and they had eight children. One of these was Herbert William Sainsbury (1880 – 1931), and Herbert’s son Alan Roderick Sainsbury (1911 – 1968) was my father.
Alfred George was born in Victoria to parents John and Lucy from Wiltshire, and back in time they may have been related to the Sainsbury grocery family well-known in the UK. Alfred was a policeman and eventually rose to the highest post as Chief Commissioner in Victoria (1913 – 1920). Apparently he was very well respected in this position, although he did not care to have cars or women used in the force. Times have changed! Let me know if you’d like copies of any documentation – births, deaths, marriage certificates, newspaper cuttings and so on.
Julie Mystkowski

John Cullen

Margaret Cullen aged 28 came Jun 1858 on the Atalanta with John Cullen aged 8.
John Cullen from Kilkenny wed 1873 #1715R to Elizabeth Kempster 1855 #5262 - 1933 #13053 aged 78, and lived at Lancefield, Waaia then Barwon
8 children 1. Thomas Edward Cullen 1874 #9794 son of Elizabeth Kempester
2. Mary Cullen 1875 #23756
3. Margaret Cullen 1877 #23328
4. Charl Ann Cullen 1880 #25742
5. Robert John Cullen 1885 #22147
6. Katey Elizth Cullen 1887 #32653 - 1897 #407 lived 9 years
7. Sarah Roberts Cullen 1889 #676
8. Wm James Cullen 1898 #24039
1. Thomas Edward Cullen 1874 #9794, born at N Lancefield, wed 1909 to Mary Jane Danson 1879 - 1951 #12823 aged 72, and lived at Ascot Vale
3 children 1. John Edward Cullen 1910 16177
2. Thomas Hall Cullen 1912 16983
3. Robert Kempster Cullen 1919 #26988 at Essendon

Jeremiah Cullum's two wives

Jeremiah Cullum aged 19 came Nov 1852 on the Ballarat
Jeremiah Cullum wed 1854 #1949 to Arabella Winters, but marriage ended about 1856, and Arabella Winters wed William Henry Wilson and lived in Kingower, then Amphitheatre
11 children
of Arabella
1. George James Cullum 1855 #9246 born in Collingwood
2. Unnamed Male Wilson/Winters 1858 #7820R born in Kingower
3. Elvin Lincoln Wilson 1861 - 1872 #8384 lived 10 years
4. Unnamed Male Wilson 1862 #12014 born in Amphitheatre
5. Robert James Wilson 1864 #19345
6. Isabella Ada Wilson 1866 #19032
7. Alice May Wilson 1869 #12877
8. Emily Florence Wilson 1871 #13465
9. Henry Curtis Lincoln Wilson 1873 #21410
10. Arthur Ernest Wilson 1875 #6556
11. Bertha Maude Wilson 1877 #19787 - 1881 #6364 lived 3 years

Mary Ann Whittaker came from Suffolk, 1845 - 1871 #6049 aged 26, dau of Elizabeth Darbyshire and Robert Whittaker, wed Jeremiah Cullum,
Elizth Whittaker nee Darbyshire 1811 - 1884 #12064 aged 73, dau of Mary and John Darbyshire, died at Dunolly.
Jeremiah Cullum from Suffolk, wed 1872 #3270 to Ellen Rebecca Crowan from Calcutta, later called Craum/Crann
5 Children
of Mary Ann
1. Elizabeth Mary Whittaker Cullum 1863 #1933
2. Mary Alice Cullum 1864 #14845
3. George Robert Cullum 1866 #20987 - 1867 #10227 lived 1 year
4. Florence Cullum 1868 #15820 - 1869 #3972 lived 10 months
5. Rosalina Cullum 1870 #15375
4 Children
of Ellen
6. George William Cullum 1874 #1984
7. William Cullum 1876 #2087
8. Percy Charles Cullum 1878 #2087
9. Mary Eleanor Cullum 1879 #15536 - 1895 #1647 lived 16 years
1. Elizabeth Mary Whittaker Cullum 1863 #1933 - 1924 #12744 aged 61, born at Dunolly, wed 1884 #4532 to James Beavis 1856 - 1932 #8075 aged 76, son of Cath Sutherland and George Beavis, and lived at Dunolly,
Cath Beavis nee Sutherland, 1838 - 1900 #11400 aged 62, dau Marion and James Sutherland died at Avoca.
3 children 1. George Cullum Beavis 1885 #2210
2. James Sutherland Beavis 1886 #17767
3. Catherine Beavis 1893 #21844
2. Mary Alice Cullum 1864 #14845 wed 1883 #5994 to James Traill Calder 1864 #14843 and lived at Dunolly, 6 children

William Culpitt

FirstFamilies2001 has two different accounts for William Culpitt in the caches
The Thames came March 1853 with 406 Assisted British Immigrants including William Culpit 24, Elizabeth Culpit 22 and William Henry Culpit aged 1 year
William Culpit Christening: 02 Jun 1828 at Wymondham, Norfolk, England son of Hannah Brown and William Culpit
William Culpitt 1829 - 1896 #8906 aged 69, born at Wymondham Norfolkshire, came as Culpit in March 1853 on the Thames with Ellen Ryan 1833 - 1902 of Clare, Ireland, and lived at Lexton, Clunes, Glendarull
13 Children 1. William Henry Culpit 1852 died?
2. Christina Elizabeth Culpitt c1854
3. Ellen Culpit 1856 #9481 - 1856 #4307 lived 2 months
4. Mary Ann Culpit 1857 #11618 - 1858 #8126 lived 1 month
5. Rebecca Culpitt c1858
6. Alice Maude Mary Culpitt c1860
7. Ellen Culpit 1861 - 1862 #8264 lived 1 year
8. William Culpit 1863 #13302
9. Emma Culpitt c1865
10. Ellen Culpitt c1866
11. Ada Culpitt
12. Margaret Ellen Culpitt
13. Walter Culpit
Children of sons
Alice Culpitt, Alice Isabella Culpitt, Cyril Douglas Culpitt, Ellen Culpitt, Ellen Culpitt, Ernest William Leslie Culpitt, Florence Culpitt, Lillian Culpitt, Lillian May Culpitt, Walter Harry Culpitt, Walter James Culpitt, William Culpitt,
2. Christina Elizabeth Culpitt c1854 wed 1879 #2838 to William James Olive 1854 #20676 born at Macedon, 6 Children
5. Rebecca Culpitt c1857 wed 1878 #3048 to Henry Jewell and lived at Clunes, 7 Children
6. Alice Maude Mary Culpitt c1860 wed 1886 #4862 to John Turnbull 1853 #23267 born at Geelong, 8 chn
9. Emma Culpitt c1865 wed 1886 #3172 to James Bell and lived at Shepparton
6 Children 1. Minnie Amelia Bell 1886 #29643
2. John Bell 1889 #16482
3. Emma Evelyn Bell 1891 #37097
4. Ellen Bell
5. Ada Bell 1897 #9265
6. Alice Helena Bell 1898 #24738
10. Ellen Culpitt c1866 - 21-Sep-1948 wed 21-Jun-1895, in Caniambo, Victoria, Australia, to Richard Crawford b. 23-Apr-1862 - 22-Nov-1917.
From Fairman family web site.
9 Children 1. Robert Crawford 1896 #23338
2. Hilda Crawford 1898 #29124
3. Alma Thelma Crawford
4. Eric Richard Crawford
5. Horace Rex Crawford
6. Irene Beatrice Crawford
7. Linda Crawford
8. Moria Victoria Crawford
9. Rita Edna Crawford

George Cummings - Pioneeer

George Cummings - Cummins wed Ann King in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised John 1845, George 1846 died, Ellen 1847, at St James, Church Of England, Melbourne
George died 1847 Male aged 42 at Darebin Ck
Ann Cummings wed 1848 #5261 to Edward Bunker at St James, Church Of England, Melbourne
Ann Bunker nee King 1818 - 1886 #5870 aged 68, dau of Jane and John King, died at Kangaroo Ground
Edward Bunker 1825 - 1876 #6026 aged 51 from Tasmania,
3 children 1. John Cummings 1845 #14117
2. George Cummings 1846 #14628 - 1046 #4215 lived 18 months
3. Ellen Cummings 1847 #15196
4 children 4. Mark Bunker 1849 - 1877 #6120 aged 28 years
5. Edward Bunker 1853 #17962
6. Sarah Anne Bunker 1855 #4128
7. Mary Ann Bunker 1856 #12041
1. John Cummings 1845 #14117 wed 1870 #3581 to Annie Young and lived at Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flts
7 Children 1. Sophia Ann Cummings 1871 #25576 - 1927 #5858 aged 55
2. Sarah Ellen Cummings 1873 - 1959 #14602 aged 86 wed Fitzpatrick
3. John Edward Cummings 1877 - 1962 #25660 aged 85
4. Mark Cummings 1880 #23392 - 1948 #19515 aged 67
5. Thomas James Cummings 1883 #10326
6. William Henry Cummings 1885 #14653 - 1887 #4822 lived 1 year
7. Louisa Maude Cummings 1887 #25162 - 1940 #1119 aged 52, wed Potter
1. Sophia Ann Cummings 1871 #25576 - 1927 #5858 aged 55, wed 1891 #6807 to Arthur James Bassett 1866 #23248 - 1951 #4726 aged 84,
2. Sarah Ellen Cummings 1873 - 1959 #14602 aged 86, wed 1901 #2912 to James Michael Fitzpatrick 1877 - 1939 #3150 aged 62, son of Alice Maud Donlevy and Patrick Fitzpatrick, lived at Matlock
2 Children 1. George Arthur Fitzpatrick 1907 - 1939 #3149 aged 32
2. Cecil Vincent Fitzpatrick 1909 - 1939 #3148 aged 30
4. Mark Bunker 1849 - 1877 #6120 aged 28 years, wed 1872 #2860 to Bridget Anne Mcgrath 1849 - 1923 #16415 aged 74, dau of Catherine Regan and John McGrath
Bridget Annie Bunker wed 1881 #5067 to John Gregory Walter 1833 - 1923 #6219 aged 90, son of Mary Glidden and Michael Walter from Plymouth
5. Edward Bunker 1853 #17962 wed 1875 #1069 to Sarah Murphy 1853 - 1938 #1756 aged 85, dau of Elizabeth Gordon and Thomas Murphy, and lived at Kangaroo Ground, Fitzroy, Collingwood
9 Children 1. Emily Jane Bunker 1875 #23587
2. Elizabeth Ann Bunker 1877 #12161
3. James Bunker 1879 #9168
4. Mary Eleanor Bunker 1881 #2692
5. Thomas Henry Bunker 1882 #22945 - 1885 #5059 lived 2 years
6. Twin Edward Bunker 1884 #24358 - 1884 #12236 lived 7 days
7. Twin William Bunker 1884 #24359 - 1884 #12235 lived 4 days
8. Sarah Ethel Bunker 1886 #1932
9. Edward Thomas Bunker 1888 #2056 - 1964 #14228 aged 76
6. Sarah Anne Bunker 1855 #4128 wed 1881 #2338 to William John Taylor and lived at Eltham
4 Children 1. Edward Abraham Taylor 1883 #23265
2. Mary Helena Taylor 1885 #17408
3. Charlotte Letitia Taylor 1886 #25850
4. Sarah Jane Taylor 1888 #29007 - 1949 #761 aged 60
7. Mary Ann Bunker 1856 #12041 wed 1874 #718 to Alexander Crichton 1849 - 1899 #14293 aged 50, son of Margt Younger and David Crichton from Kilcaldy and lived at Kangaroo Ground,
9 Children 1. Mary Anne Margaret Crichton 1875 #11572 - 1962 #25199 aged 87
2. Sarah Jane Crichton 1876 #24017 wed Weller
3. Margaret Younger Crichton 1878 #23766 - 1972 #26296 aged 93
4. David Crichton 1880 #23391 - 1928 #5374 aged 47
5. Minnie Crichton 1883 #3468 1963 #13530 aged 80, wed Weller
6. Katie Florence Crichton 1885 #10992 - 1932 #1904 aged 47, wed Ross
7. Evelyn Crichton 1887 #4149 - 1972 #18164 aged 84, wed Read
8. Agnes Crichton 1889 #4662 - 1073 #2124 aged 84, wed Fox
9. Elsie Crichton 1891 #13901 - 1979 #6395 aged 87, wed Mills
1. Mary Anne Margaret Crichton/Crighton 1875 #11572 wed 1896 #2882 to Gilbert Hamilton Smith 1872 #5976 son of Annie Ferguson and David Smith, lived at Templestowe
3 Children 1. Lexie Ferguson Smith 1897 #6955 - 1948 #20493 aged 51, wed Carnochan
2. Wallace Alex Smith 1898 #14744
3. Mary Irene Smith 1901 #14827
2. Sarah Jane Crichton 1876 #24017 wed 1895 #6255 to Edward Weller 1864 #17499 - 1929 #15207 aged 65, son of Mary Band and Edward Weller of Queenstown
3. Margaret Younger Crichton 1878 #23766 wed 1898 #2802 to Geo Hy Smith
5. Minnie Crichton 1883 #3468 1963 #13530 aged 80, wed Edward Weller widower
1 Children 1. Elvira Mary Jean Weller 1909 - 1949 #16559 aged 40
2. Leslie Crichton Weller 1912 - 1969 #408 aged 57

Philip Cummins

Philip Cummins came c1858 with Johanna Fanning
6 Children 1. Johanna Cummins c1855
2. Thomas Cummins 1859 #16794 - 1861 #41 lived 1 year
3. Sarah Jane Cummins 1862 #6747 - 1871 #432 lived 10 years
4. Edward Cummins 1864 #2018
5. Philip John Cummins 1873 #22248
6. John Thomas Cummins 1877 #20399
1. Johanna Cummins c1855 wed 1881 #5747 to Michael Muir

Richard Cummins

Is it the same Henry? - Henry Cummins aged 20 came May 1862 on the Oceanica and Henry Cummins aged 26 came Jan 1868 on the Southern Cross
See Richard Olding Cummins
The list of passengers arriving at Melbourne on the Morning Light in August 1859 included "Richd Cummins" 43 (who died during the voyage) and his wife Eliza 43 (died 1898 aged 82) and six of their seven children:- Eliza 18, Richard 15, Sarah 11, Amelia 9, John 7, and Henry 5. Eldest son George stayed in Bristol, then joined the family and died aged 23 in 1863. Richard died 1865 aged 23, and Eliza became an invalid and recognised Christian counsellor
(From end of the web page -
4. Sarah Ann Olding Cummins married Alfred James Jessup at Fitzroy, Victoria, in 1871 and children born at Springfield, Scottsdale in Tasmania were Fanny Eliza 1872, Lilly 1874, Henry (my grandfather) 1875, Alfred Percival 1877, Charles Herbert 1878, Ella 1979, Frank Ernest 1884, Harold James 1887, Albert Victor 1889.
5. Amelia Olding Cummins wed 1876 to Henry Weatherburn in Victoria and children born in NSW were, from the AVRI, Edith 1877, Martin Henry 1879, Maggie Eliza 1880, Percy 1882, and Charles 1884.
6. John Olding Cummins c1850 wed Sarah Barton (once Sarah Harker Barton) in Victoria in 1871 #3971 and lived at Emerald Hill (South Melbourne),
6 Children 1. Anne Elizabeth (Eliza Annie Olding) Cummings 1872 #10248 - 1877 #4678 lived 5 years
2. Amy Olding Cummins 1874 #2234
3. Ethel May Cummins 1876 #2393 - 1877 #4679 lived 1 year
4. Franklin Percy Cummins 1878 #2402
5. Eva Adeline Cummins 1880 #22466
6. Mabel Elsie Omega Cummins 1883 #9041 - 1888 #4753 lived 5 years
7. Henry Olding Cummins c1854 father Richard Olding, Mother Eliza Chaplin, birthplace Bristol, wed 1878 #3104 to Emilia Ikin from Tasmania, and lived at Emerald Hill
Tasmania 1913 Electoral Roll for Leven,
IKIN .. Ellen of Ulverstone .. Domestic Duties. IKIN .. Herbert of West Ulverstone .. Plate Layer
5 Children 1. Beatrice Annie Cummins 1879 #2451
2. Myra Emilia Cummins 1880 #22346
3. Harry Richard Cummins 1883 #2252
4. John Tasman Cummins 1884 #25955
5. Vera May Cummins 1886 #27860
3. John Tasman Cummins 1884 #25955 wed 1911 #188 to Ethel Maud Susanah Claridge 1885 #14058

Own page for John and Hannah Cundall,

John Cunliffe

Lord Stanley came Jan 1852 with the Cunliffe family - adults Sarah, Mary, Jane and John and children under 12 - Joseph, James, Elizabeth, William and Samuel
John Cunliffe came Jan 1852 on the Lord Stanley with Sarah Dendy 1825 - 1867 #9117 aged 42 daughter of Robert Denby, and 5 children
7 Children 1. John Robert Cunliffe 1854 #46
2. Arthur Henry Cunliffe 1857 #119
3. Fredk Wm Cunliffe 1859 #12039
4. Edwin Erasmus Dendy Cunliffe 1860 #12678
5. Alfred James Cunliffe 1862 #2069
6. Charles Albert Cunliffe 1863 #13551 - 1863 #8166 lived 5 months
7. Samuel Richard Cunliffe 1865 #14620 - 1866 #11757 lived 16 months
4. Edwin Erasmus Dendy Cuncille 1860 #12678 born at Richmond wed 1894 #3493 to Eliza Ann Ladd

William Cunning

William Cunning came c1853 with Elizabeth Halls and lived at Melbourne, Woodend, Campbells Creek
5 Children 1. John Halls Cunning 1854 #401
2. Elizabeth Cunning 1855 #5931
3. Marion Erskine Cunning 1859 #708 - 1860 #6254 lived 1 year
4. Mary Elizabeth Cunning 1861 #9771R
5. Christina Cunning 1870 #10519 - 1875 #15021 lived 5 years
1. John Cunning wed 1877 #814 to Annie Von Ende and lived at Creswick
3 Children 1. William Ernest Cunning 1877 #21625 child of Annie Boudendieu
2. Annie Cunning 1881 #3593 child of Annie Von Ende
3. Andrew Cunning 1888 #30482 child of Annie Vonende
2 or 4. Elizabeth Mary Cunning wed 1888 #1360 to Henry Charles Goad


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