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Charles Dedman

Charles Dedman Christening: 02 Mar 1828 son of Susan and Thomas Dedman at Limpsfield, Surrey,
Charles Dedman 24 came March 1861 on the Ascendant with Elizabeth Deaton 24 and infant son John Thomas who was born at Sea.

From on Monday, 16 May, 2011
Dear Elizabeth Just forwarding a correction re the entry on your page for CHARLES DEDMAN/Deadman and his wife ELIZABETH ( Deaton) , correct spelling DEIGHTON. The name on some indexes has also been transcribed as Deaton/Deeton/Dighton/Weighton
John Thomas Dedman was born at sea 7 March 1861 and died in Walhalla 1911, he is buried in Walhalla Cemetery. but it was his sister one year old Jane Dedman died at sea 6 January 1861 a few weeks into the voyage to Australia.
Charles & Elizabeth are my great grandparents, their son John Thomas was my grandfather. My information is from birth, death and marriage certificates (England and Australia) and family knowledge. I hope this information is of help.
Regards Doreen Hillier (nee Dedman)

Charles Dedman and Elizabeth Deaton moved to Walhalla to live.
10 children 1. Jane Dedman 1861 #8M died at Sea on the Ascendant, aged 1 year
2. Unnamed Male Dedman 1861 #14M born at Sea, mother Deaton
3. Jane Deadman 1866 - 1951 #18480 aged 85 wed Gherardin
4. Charles Hy Dedman c1868
5. Elizth Dedman 1870 - 1947 #21275 aged 77 died at Red Cliffs, wed Swingler
6. George Deadman 1873 #11284 lived 1 day, mother Dighton, at Walhalla
7. Henry (Arthur)Deadman 1875 #6064 - 1928 #12159 aged 54
8. Francis Deadman 1877 #5814 - 1943 #12008 aged 66, mother Deighton
9. Lucy Deadman 1879 #6037 - 1969 #5927 aged 90 wed Richards
10. Thomas Deadman 1882 #12833
2. John Thomas Deadman wed 1886 #4777 to Emma Edwards of Walhalla
7 children 1. Alma May Dedman 1888 - 1964 #7739 aged 76, wed Reynolds
2. Chas Hy Hector Norma Dedman 1889 #7310 - 1944 #17096 aged 55 died at Mildura, born at Sandhurst
3. John Thomas Dedman 1891 - 1964 #11351 aged 73 died at Mildura
4. Elsie Lobena Dedman 1894 #16304 - 1969 #12425 aged 74, born at Walhalla, wed Gorry
5. Elizth Jane Dedman 1897 #15142
6. Henry Francis Dedman 1900 - 1981 #05641 aged 81
7. Francis Alan Dedman 1904 - 1984 #03709 aged 80
4. Charles Henry Dedman wed Sarah Hannah Tempest and lived at Walhalla
4 children 1. Rosetta Elizabeth Dedman 1891 - 1966 #15868 aged 75, wed Bean
2. Fran Chas Dedman 1894 #24096 born at Sale
3. Clarice Maud Dedman 1896 #24043 born at Walhalla
4. Lillian May Dedman 1898 #7162

Bethia Dedman aged 34, came March 1864 on the Coldstream. There is an IGI extracted record for Bethihar Kezai Deadman, Birth: 15 Oct 1823, Christening: 09 Nov 1823 dau of Amelia and William Deadman at Esher, Surrey, England

James Dedman wed Jane

From on Weds 19 Aug 2009
James Dedman wed Jane Elizabeth Barber to Dec 1851 - states on MC 01 November 1851
my GtGF Alfred James Dedman was their first-born, b 1853 possibly Geelong, Vic.

James Deadman Christening: 20 Sep 1829, son of Hester and Thomas Deadman at Witley, Surrey, England
James Dedman wed Jane Elizabeth Barber 01 November 1851 in district of Steyning, Sussex, UK,
James Dedman aged 23 came Jan 1853 on the Six Sisters with Jane Dedman 21, and lived at Geelong. Jane 1832 - 1862 #1582 died aged 30, and her parents are not recorded. James 1830 - 1864 #7714 died aged 34, and his parents are also not recorded on the death certificate.
5 Children 1. Alfred James Dedman c1853
2. Twin George Dedman 1855 #4509
3. Twin Jane Dedman 1855 #4510 - 1855 #4783 lived 3 months
4. Alice Dedman 1856 #5227
5. Elizabeth Dedman 1860 #14307
1. Alfred James Dedman c1853 wed 1874 #4570 to Agnes Frances Matilda Plumridge from Oxford, and lived at Geelong
Births Mar 1849, Agnes Frances Matilda Plumridge at Oxford Vol 16 page 96
5 children 1. Mary Jane Matilda Dedman 1875 #23126 - 1966 #879 aged 90
2. Eliz Jane Dedman 1879 - 1951 #6474 aged 71 wed Preston
3. James Plumridge Dedman 1881 #23714 - 1958 #20581 aged 76 died at Dimboola,
4. John Thomas Dedman 1883 #16877 - 1952 #13181 aged 70
5. Rhoda King Dedman 1887 #11339 - 1958 #20846 aged 71 wed George Young
1. Mary Jane Matilda Dedman 1875 #23126 - 1966 #879 aged 90 wed 1892 #6371 to Walter Charles Parsons 1869 #22379 - 1935 #1846 aged 65,
3. James Plumridge Dedman 1881 #23714 - 1958 #20581 aged 76 died at Dimboola, wed c1913 to Lydia Augusta Ida Pohlner 1889 #2750 - 1952 #21859 aged 63, dau of Maria Agusta Pauline Behn and Herman Alexander Pohlner born in Dimboola, died at Stawell
2. Twin George Dedman 1855 #4509 wed 1888 #7266 to Mary Anne Maher. Their Marriage Certificate clearly states Mary Anne Maher b 1859, daughter of John Maher and Margaret Phelan, of Bullarook.
4. Alice Dedman 1856 #5227 wed 1874 #4571 to Barzillai John Gowty
5. Elizabeth Dedman 1860 #14307 wed 1887 #2304 to James Hector Carter 1858 #17501 born at Geelong.

Matthew Deering

Thomas Deering 1824 - 1879 aged 55, son of Bridget Lee and Thomas Deering appears to be the father of Mathew Deering
Matthew Deering 1851 - 1905 aged 54, son of Thomas Deering, born in Geelong, wed 1876 to Agnes Buckle 1860
5 Children 1. Thomas Deering 1877 - 1962 aged 84
2. Jane Deering 1880 wed 1908 to Robert Woodburn
3. Agnes Deering 1883 - 1915 wed 1912 to William Thomas Wilson 1882 - 1954
4. Twin Mathew Deering 1886 - 1941 aged 54, wed 1915 to Flor Hilyear
5. Twin John Deering 1886 - 1937 aged 50, wed 1918 to Lucy Ann Matthews
1. Thomas Deering 1877 - 1962 aged 84, wed 1899 #6220 to Maria Elizabeth Morrell born in NSW,
Maria Elizth Deering nee Morrell 1883- 1929 #3139 aged 46, dau of Florance Fanny Firmin and Charles Morrell
Her birth in NSW is recorded as Maria Morrell dau of Francis and Charles Morrell born 23214/1882 at Narrandera, NSW
4 Children 1. Francis Thomas Deering 1901
2. Alma Elizabeth Deering 1908
3. Florence Fanny Deering 1909
4. Mabel Agnes Deering 1916

From on Friday, 19 July 2013
Good morning, I was looking for some information about Maria Morrell and ran across your page at http://mepnab.netau.net/d/d06.html
The Maria Elizabeth Morrell that married Thomas Deering gave her birthplace as NSW in their marriage record. I think that the Maria Morrell born in Geelong married a James Joseph Ryan in 1896 (she gives her birth place as Geelong)
hope that's helpful, Damien


2. Jane Deering 1880 wed 1908 to Robert Woodburn and lived at Tarnagulla, 5 Children

From on Wed, 15 Sep 2004
Hi Elizabeth
I recently stumbled across your excellent website and found it most interesting as both my parents families lived in the central victorian region.
However I would like to make a small correction to one entry in that the Robert Woodburn (my grandfather) who married Jane Deering (my grandmother) was not the son of John Woodburn and Barbara Young as stated.
He was born on the goldfields at Fryerstown in 1857 or 1858. His parents were Hugh Woodburn, a bootmaker and Janet Welch and I understand that they are both buried at the Tarnagulla cemetery.
After my grandfather married Jane Deering in 1908 when he was 50 years of age they ran the general store at Arnold until it was sold in 1940. After that they retired to Eddington where they are now buried.
They had five daughters as listed in your site, my mother being Rosetta Margaret Woodburn who passed away in 1999. All her sisters are also deceased.
Hoping this information is of use to you.
Regards, Bob Thomas
I have Woodburn index to 1920, and see that Hugh Woodburn died at Tarnagulla 1820 - 1908 #15545 aged 88, son of Margaret Dunlop and John Woodburn
so I checked the IGI - http://www.familysearch.org
and find Hugh Woodburn born 27 Jan 1820 Christening: 30 Jan 1820 son of Margaret Dunlop and Hugh Woodburn at Galston, Ayr, Scotland
I have also looked up the second Robert, found his marriage, and two daughters born 1916 and 1919.
Janet Welsh wife of Hugh Woodburn died at Sea Lake 1899 #7452 aged 70, daughter of Duncan Welsh
Hugh Woodburn wed 14 Dec 1850 Galston, Ayr, Scotland to Janet Welsh

3. Agnes Deering 1883 - 1915 wed 1912 to William Thomas Wilson 1882 - 1954, son William
4. Twin Mathew Deering 1886 - 1941 aged 54, wed 1915 to Florence Hilyear
1 Child 1. Norman Henry Deering 1916
5. Twin John Deering 1886 - 1937 aged 50, wed 1918 to Lucy Ann Matthews.

Charles DeGroot

Charles De Groot 36, 1817 - 1888 #12677 aged 71 son of Charles DeGroot, came Jan 1854 on the Mooresfort with Sarah Harriet Read 35 and 5 children
6 Children 1. Emily S De Groot 1840
2. Caroline De Groot 1842
3. John De Groot 1845
4. Jane De Groot 1850
5. Mary De Groot 1852 died
6. Frederick Austin De Groot 1854 #6903
7. Mary Ellen De Groot c1855
8. Henry Alfred De Groot 1857 #8243
9. Arthur William De Groot 1859 #16921 - 1860 #9604 lived 13 months
10. Blanche Louisa DeGroot 1861 #11480
11. Charles Edward DeGroot 1865 #1567 - 1865 #3532 lived 4 months
1. Emily S De Groot 1840 wed 1881 #3119 to William Richard Avison, no known children
2. Caroline DeGroot 1842 wed 1865 #3243 to Stephen Francis
6 Children 1. Emily Blanche Francis 1866 #13932 - 1866 #9827 lived 5 months
2. Flor Hope Francis 1867 #21023
3. Ada Elizabeth Francis 1872 #892
4. Minnie Jane Francis 1872 - 1873 #6269 lived 7 months
5. Charles Silas Francis 1874 #21211
6. Stephen Francis 1879 #21189 - 1879 #9802 lived 2 days
4. Jane De Groot 1850 wed 1878 #2114 to William Leslie
1 Child 1. Jane Louisa Leslie 1880 #15836
6. Frederick Austin De Groot 1854 #6903 wed 1874 #4756 to Margaret Kerr
5 Children 1. Emily Elizabeth De Groot 1875 #15032
2. Margaret De Groot 1876 #25395
3. Janet De Groot 1878 #14785 - 1880 #11072 lived 3 years
4. George Frederick De Groot 1880 #11203 - 1881 #8633 lived 16 months
5. Frederick John De Groot 1882 #18361
7. Mary Ellen De Groot c1855 wed 1876 to Thomas James Burton
8. Henry Alfred De Groot 1857 #8243 wed 1885 #559 to Isabella Moore
3 Children 1. Henry Alfred De Groot 1885 #23407 - 1885 #11100 lived 4 days
2. Charles Austin De Groot 1886 #23929
3. Isabel Blanche De Groot 1888 #691
10. Blanche Louisa DeGroot 1861 #11480 wed 1885 #41 to Edgar Charles Brewster 1858 #1476 born at Sandridge, 8 Children



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