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Archibald Chamberlin, brothers Edwin Chamberlain, George Chamberlain, William Ernest Chamberlain William and Rosa Chamberlain,

Archibald Chamberlain

Archibald Chamberlin in NSW wed 1894 to Francis Alice Milthorpe 17 September 1876 - 23 May 1969 aged 92, born in Benalla, Victoria, and died in Sydney, wed in Lake Cudgellico NSW, 16 December 1894 #7605 to Archibald Chamberlin, son of Robert Chamberlain and Catherine Gleeson. Robert was a blacksmith, and they moved about 1900 to Bega
10 Children 1. Augustine Leslie Chamberlin 1 Nov 1895 - 8 June 1948
2. Archibald Chamberlin 1896
3. Victoria Doris Chamberlin 1898
4. George David Chamberlin 1899
5. Agnes M. Chamberlin 1901
6. Veroniuca J. Chamberlin 1903
7. Catherine M. Chamberlin 1905
8. Robert J. Chamberlin 1908
9. Joan Chamberlin 1917
10. Rose J. Chamberlin 1920
1. Augustine Leslie Chamberlin 1 November 1895 - 8 June 1948, died at Parkes, N.S.W, wed 23 October 1920 to Kathleene Annie Williams, daughter of Josiah Williams and Georgette Goble
Augustine served in Belgum and France with the 19th Australian Infantry Batallion. 4 children

Three brothers - Edwin Chamberlain


From on Saturday, 16 June 2012
Hi Elizabeth
I found your website while researching George Frederick Chamberlain and Marie Jane Snow married in 1858 in Victoria.
I am particularly interested in finding when the brothers George, Edwin Weaver Green and William Ernest Chamberlain came to Australia and why. They came from Bristol and arrived in Australian between 1851 and 1858 if they came together tho William may have arrived later but before 1866. I have tried numerous searches on the web with no luck and wonder if you have access to any imigration records?
I would appreciate any help on these families. Many thanks, Sue Frape
Thankyou Sue, for your clues.
Maria Snow aged 19 (b1838 - 1928 #10946 aged 91) came Jan 1857 on the Escort with Sophia Snow aged 15 - (b1842 - 1936 #18704 aged 94)
January 14. Escort, ship, 765 tons, William Liddle, from Southampton 4th October with three hundred and eleven Government Immigrants, Dr. F. H. Church, surgeon superintendent. Brown and Noyes, agents. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Saturday 17 January 1857 advertised that the Single Women will be available for engagement, at 11 oclock this day (Saturday) - and no persons will be admitted into the Single Women's Depot to hire servants without an Order, which may be obtained from the Immigration Office, Melb.
Came with 5 widows and 28 families with 78 chn under 15, and 94 women travelling alone, 25 with a sister. 93 males and 212 females (3 names are either sex)

William Chamberlain wed 22 Oct 1832 to Caroline Powell at Saint George, Bristol, Gloucester, England Edwin Weaver Green Chamberlain christening date: 11 Jun 1835
George Frederick Chamberlain wed 1858 #3506 to Maria Snow
Geo Fred Chamberlain 1837 - 1898 #1688 aged 60, son of Carol Shew Powell and Wm Taylor Chamberlain, died at Collingwood
William Ernest Chamberlain from Bristol, wed 1866 #1069 to Sarah Anne Maitland born in Scotland
William Ernest Chamberlain 1840 - 1888 #13458 aged 48, son of Carol Powell and William Taylor Chamberlain, died at Fitzroy


In a Rootsweb message dated 10/02/2006 15:35:26 GMT Standard Time, Catherine writes:
My ggggrandfather was one Edward Snow baptised 1775 in Washfield, Devon and son of Thomas and Anne (nee Dalling). Any help there gratefully received!!
There were several of this Snow family (children of my gggrandfather John Snow) who emigrated to Ballarat, Australia in the 1850s -
Henry Snow who married Mary Crick,
Maria Snow married to George Chamberlain and Sophia Snow married to Edwin Chamberlain.
Letters home show that they all had children -
Mary Crick aged 30 came Jan 1857 on the Roxburgh Castle
This appears to be Henry
Henry Snow aged 23 came Aug 1853 on the Marchioness Of Londonderry
Henry Snow 1826 - 1864 #132 aged 38, son of Elizabeth and John Upton Snow, of Devon, wed 1857 #1412 to Mary Crick, and lived in Ballarat

1. William James Snow 1858 #6693 1938 #13624 aged 80, died at Ballarat
2. Alice Maud Mary Snow 1859 #18912 - 1864 #108 lived 4 years
3. Frank Hill Snow 1861 #13449 - 1861 #7094 lived 5 weeks
4. Clara Elizabeth Snow 1863 #630 - 1939 #15770 aged 76, died at Ballarat

Generation 2
1. William James Snow wed 1883 #1771 to Adaline/ Adelaide Grace Stevens 1857 - 1937 #12167 aged 79, dau of Eliza Dunn and John Stevens, and lived at Ballarat, then after 1896 at Warracknabeal

1. William Henry Snow 1883 #21136 - 1884 #215 lived 4 months
2. George Frederick Snow 1884 #22288 - 1899 #3992 lived 14 years
3. Alice Maud Eliza Snow 1886 #15678
4. Clara Adelene Snow 1889 #18172
5. Andrw Chas Snow 1892 #19694
6. Irene Mary Snow 1894 #25086
7. Vera Dunn Snow 1897 #15216 - 1982 #10364 aged 85, wed Bush
8. Lilly Myra Snow 1899 #6628

From Sue Frape on Friday, 6 July 2012
this is the 1851 census that someone sent me
(I dont have access to the 1841 census):
Clifton, Bristol County, Part 2. 1851 Census H.O. 107/1952
CHAMBERLAIN William 37 West Indian Merchant Bristol
Caroline 36 Bristol
Caroline Mary 17 Bristol
Edwin 16 Merchants Apprentice Bristol
Christopher 9 Scholar Bristol
H.Brookman Chamberlain 7 Scholar Bristol
Alice 5 Bristol
Florence Louisa 3 Bristol
Francis Savage Chamberlain 2 Bristol
Rachel 8m Bristol Clifton
William Ernest son 8 Scholar Bristol
MILLS Mary Servant 40 Nurse Iron Acton
Elizabeth Servant 30 Cook Iron Acton
LAKE Louisa Servant 20 Waiting Maid Bristol
Checking wedding and births in FamilySearch and FreeBMD

William Chamberlain wed 22 Oct 1832 to Caroline Powell at St George, Bristol, Glos
Parents names in Christenings, William Taylor Chamberlain, Caroline Shew


Caroline Mary Chamberlain Christened 24 Jul 1833,
Edwin Weaver Green Chamberlain Chris 11 Jun 1835
Gap - George Fred c1838
Christopher Chamberlain Birth at Clifton Registered Apr-Jun 1841
** William Ernest Chamberlain Birth Oct-Dec 1842
Henry Brookman Chamberlain Birth Apr-Jun 1844
Alice Camroux Chamberlain Reg. Jan-Mar 1846, born 9 Feb and Chris 11 Mar 1846
Florence Louisa Chamberlain Birth Jul-Sep 1847, born 5 Jul, Chris 4 Aug 1847
Francis Savage Chamberlain Birth Apr-Jun 1849
Rachel Birth at Clifton as Rachel Claxton Chamberlain Jul-Sep 1850



Edwin Weaver Green Chamberlain (who appears to die between 1901 and 1920) wed 1859 #3503 to Sophia Snow and lived at Ballarat
Carol Sophia Chamberlain nee Snow 1842 - 1936 #18704 aged 94, dau of Elizth Upton Hill and John Snow, died at Ballarat
10 Children 1. Caroline Elizabeth Chamberlain 1860 #2075 - 1862 #7954 lived 3 years
2. Florence Sophia Chamberlain 1862 #18656 - 1944 #19846 aged 82
3. William Francis Chamberlain 1864 #19756 - 1938 #1686 aged 73
4. Edith Ellen Chamberlain 1867 #6368 - 1958 #11878 aged 87, wed Hunter
5. Amelia Mabel Chamberlain 1869 #20274 - 1870 #3466 lived 9 months
6. Louisa Maude Chamberlain 1871 #6826 - 1965 #7105 aged 94
7. Edwin Christopher Chamberlain 1873 #14080 - 1929 #12983 aged 56
8. Ernest Charles Chamberlain 1876 #6653 - 1924 #8143 aged 48
9. Alice Bertha Chamberlain 1878 #13156 - 1968 #13451 aged 91
10. Percy Seymour Chamberlain 1882 #20553
2. Flor Sophia Chamberlain 1862 #18656 - 1944 #19846 aged 82 wed 1890 to William Barrett Fishwick, 2 chn
3. William Francis Chamberlain 1864 #19756 - 1938 #1686 aged 73, wed 1892 #5860 to Annie Maria Drew 1860 #19348 - 1937 #10847 aged 73, dau of Sarah Jane Gibson and Edward Matthews Drew, and lived at Ballarat
3 Children 1. Edwin Weaver Green Francis Chamberlain 1894 #5149 - 1975 #18383 aged 81
2. Stanley Ernest Chamberlain 1896 #8416
3. Doris Edith Gibson Chamberlain 1897 #16324 - 1898 #387 lived 1 month
4. Edith Ellen/Helen Chamberlain 1867 #6368 - 1958 #11878 aged 87, wed 1899 #3875 to Joseph Geo Hunter 1871 - 1937 #15059 aged 66, parents unknowm, and lived at Carlton North
2 Children 1. Myrtle Hunter 1900 #9692
2. Joseph Geo Hunter 1901 #9769 - 1942 #12759 aged 41
6. Louisa Maude Chamberlain 1871 #6826 - 1965 #7105 aged 94, wed 1892 #1404 to Arthur Davis
1 Child 1. Doris May Davis 1896 #19813R
7. Edwin Christopher Chamberlain 1873 #14080 - 1929 #12983 aged 56, wed 1901 #2956 to Eliza Atkinson Glasson 1875 - 1955 #17848 aged 80, dau of Eliza Atkinson and John B Glasson

George Frederick Chamberlain

George Frederick Chamberlain 1837 - 1898 #1688 aged 60 son of Carol Shew Powell and Wm Taylor Chamberlain and lived at Ballaray, then Collingwood, wed 1858 #3506 to Maria Snow 1838 - 1928 #10946 aged 91, dau of Elizth Hill and John Snow, died at Malvern East
7 Children 1. George Seymour Chamberlain 1862 #22605 - 1863 #7840 lived 1 year
2. George Frederick Chamberlain 1864 #19466 - 1934 #5152 aged 69
3. Ada Caroline Chamberlain 1867 #6145 - 1937 #1833 aged 70, wed Searby
4. Clara Chamberlain 1869 #13553 wed to 1896 #1836 Wm Arth Peath (no other details)
5. Chas Hy Brookman Chamberlain 1871 #14074 - 1936 #10823 aged 65
6. Harriet Chamberlain 1874 #368
7. Edith Rose Maria Chamberlain 1881 #22505
2. George Frederick Chamberlain 1864 #19466 - 1934 #5152 aged 69, wed 1889 #8865 to Alicia Fran Hadden - 1943 #11707 aged 74 dau of Eliz Campbell and Thomas Hadden, and lived at Collingwood, Clifton Hill
6 children 1. Elsie May Chamberlain 1891 #11322 - 1927 #5016 aged 36
2. Gladys Edna Chamberlain 1893 #22188 - 1977 #26175 aged 84, wed Benson
3. Myrtle Edith Elizth Chamberlain 1895 #19788 - 1966 #24561 aged 72, wed Frencham
4. Geo Frederick Chamberlain 1898 #26172 - 1965 #11025 aged 67
5. Alma Rose Vict Chamberlain 1901 #18021 - 1974 #9057 aged 72, wed Tyrer
6. Edwin Dudley Chamberlain 1914 - 1969 #10667 aged 55

William Ernest Chamberlain

William Ernest Chamberlain from Bristol 1840 - 1888 #13458 aged 48, son of Carol Powell and William Taylor Chamberlain died at Fitzroy, wed 1866 #1069 to Sarah Anne Maitland dau of William Maitland and Ann Allison, from Scotland, and lived at Creswick, then Fitzroy
William Maitland that he was a butcher in Gawler St, Portland, Vic. He bought the business from James Holman on 31 July 1847. He died on or about 15 June 1849. In the Argus, Wednesday, 29 August 1849, Ecclesiastical Side. In the Will of William Maitland, of Portland, deceased, - Mr. Sidney Stephen moved for probate being granted to John Wilkinson and Janet Howe, the executor and executrix named in the will.-Granted.
8 Children 1. Laura Janet Chamberlain 1867 #7623
2. William Ernest Chamberlain 1868 #15632
3. Richard Charles Chamberlain 1870 #1891 wed 1893 #3526 to Thomason Mary Denton (no other details)
4. Caroline Ann Chamberlain 1872 #8346 - 1876 #5068 lived 4 years
5. Louisa Maude Chamberlain 1874 #1832
6. Edwin Chamberlain 1875 #22185
7. Henry Christopher Chamberlain 1878 #8315
8. Elizabeth Alice Chamberlain 1880 #8819 - 1880 #4221 lived 2 months
1. Laura Janet Chamberlain 1867 #7623 wed 1888 #7786 to Joseph Henry Comfort 1866 #169 son of Mary Ann Innis and Henry Comfort and lived at Essendon
5 Children 1. Bertie/Albert Ernest Comfort 1889 #21547 - 1947 #17249 aged 56
2. Laura Celia Sarah Comfort 1891 #12076
3. May Flor Comfort 1892 #32281
4. Ruth Comfort 1894 #28945 - 1895 #1541 lived 4 months
5. Vera Comfort 1897 #3027 - 1897 #1381 lived 1 day
2. William Ernest Chamberlain 1868 #15632 wed 1901 #6033 to Jessie Robb Stewart 1870 - 1954 #7027 aged 84, dau of Agnes Macmillan and Roderick Stewart (not born in Vic) and lived at Ascot Vale
3 children 1. Laura Elsie Chamberlain 1901 #23990
2. William Stewart Chamberlain 1903 - 1968 #23593 aged 65
3. Iris Joan Chamberlain 1916- 1974 #19150 aged 58 wed Collier

William and Rosa Chamberlain

William Chamberlain born in Belfast, wed 1877 #2844 to Rosa Humphries 1850 - 1882 #7810 aged 32 born in UK, dau of Harriett Young and Thomas Humphries 1864 #1978 aged 61 came from London
Thomas Humphries aged 41 came Sep 1857 on the Chance with Harriet Humphries aged 34, George Humphries aged 10, Rosa Humphries aged 7, Thomas Humphries aged 5 and Henry Humphries aged 3, with James 1861 #21431 born at Belfast, Victoria, with mother named Harriet Young
widowed William Chamberlain wed 1883 #5484 to Mary Elizabeth Elford 1856 #5482 - 1892 #15114 aged 37 and lived at Belfast
3 Children 1. William Chamberlain 1884 #14640 - 1884 #7924 lived 3 days
2. Lydia Sophia Chamberlain 1886 #8000
3. Thomas Ellis Chamberlain 1889 #6279


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