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Abraham DeYoung


From on Sunday, 1 January 2012
Abraham Samuel de Young and Abraham's wife - Maria de Young nee Vander(n?)berg. As I understand it, they ar Dutch Jews, arrived in Melbourne with their two daughters Catherine and Jessie c 1852 on the heels of the discovery of gold 1850/1851 and the separation into the 2 colonies of NSW and Victoria.
In 1860, sons (your noted) Samuel de Young age 20 and Joseph Moses de Young age 15 arrived to join them in Melbourne per the James Booth.
Abraham b Rotterdam Netherlands c 1802, d Melbourne 1882,
Abraham's mother d Rotterdam 1864, nigh 104 years old...well before the French Revolution and the Battle of Waterloo in fact!,
Maria b Rotterdam c 1806, d Melbourne 1881,
Catherine b Rotterdam 1835, d 1896,
Jessie b Rotterdam c 1839, d 1865,
Samuel b Rotterdam c 1840, d 1914,
Joseph b Rotterdam c 1845, d 1930.
Catherine (variously spelt in the records) is my g grandmother. She married an ex Canadian one James Torring Wright a merchant navy man and born in Newfoundland. One of their 11 kids; Fanny Wright is my Mum's mum. Fanny married into the French/Belgium/Guernsey "Le Page" line. And so the de Youngs (meaning "the young" in Dutch) married with the Le Pages (meaning the "pages/servants" in French)!
Quite neat in a way!

Regarding your PROV link showing that Maria and the boys arrived 1862, the James Booth did also arrive 1860:
Notes: letter journal
Diarist: Cairnes, Claudius
Departure: 16 October 1860 - Port: Liverpool - Destination: Melbourne - Ship: James Booth
Class: 1mc
National Library of Australia Call No.: MS 127
I am troubled by the 1862 PROV record. There is the truncation of their surname and then inaccurate birth dates.
James Booth left Liverpool 16 Oct 1860 for Melb, as written in the Journal of Cairnes, Claudius (recorded as passenger Mr C Caine). Arrival recorded The Argus Melbourne, Vic. : Tuesday 5 February 1861 as 'Came 4 Feb, James Booth, Black Ball ship, William M Arnold master, from Liverpool 28 Oct. Passengers Cabin Miss Moore, Mr Cairns, and 15 in the steerage, Comment - The ship James Booth arrived in Hobson's Bay late on Sunday evening. Captain Arnold reports having sprung his misen-mast in a heavy gale in lat 7deg N, Fine breezes to the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope; since then she has had a continuuation of baffling winds to making this coast, after which had strong breezes.
Sailing time in 1861 was 95 days (passengers boarded Oct 14, vessel sailed 2 days in Oct, Nov 30, Dec 31, Jan 31, Feb 3)
The first 14 days, to 28 Oct - do we consider the passengers - they had to board the ship, and all cargo be stowed securely before the ship could get permission from port authorities to sail. She was then cleared by Customs, no stow-aways, etc. Then she had to be towed out to the sea (a few miles) and wait for a breeze. I suspect the Captain considered he was finally 'Away' when he cleared from the Tow vessel.

Sailing time in 1862 was 106 days (Feb 18, Mar 31, Apr 30, May 27 = 106 days)
The James Booth is listed in The Argus, Melbourne, Vic. : Wednesday 28 May 1862, Page 4, Shipping Arrivals, as 'Came 27th, James Booth, a Black Bull ship, 580 tons, WJ Lowe master, from London 10 Feb, pasengers 70 in the Intermediate and Steerage, W Simpson , surgeon. The comment on the voyage (at the bottom of the left side column) - The ship James Booth, of the Black Bull line, lrfy the Downs on the 10 Feb, crossed the equator on 10 of the following month, and passed the merodian of the Cape of Good Hope on the 16th ult. To the southward she has had to contend against a succession of very heavy gales, until making the Australian coast; since then light easterly wainds have prevailed. She is under the command of Captain WJ Lowe, late of the T.A Cole, a gentleman well and favourably known in this trade. She was towed to her discharging berth alongside the Government Railway Pier, Williamstown.
Weather Report - Ballarat Star, May 26. The winter rains may now be said to have fairly set in. For several days the rain has been almost continuous, and the streets are in that disagreeable condition which show what constant rain and constant traffic can do in the way of mud-making.
Monday, 13 February 2012
My pleasure Elizabeth,
Another to thank is who emailed 14 Feb 2012
Is there an index in Vic or NSW that identifies merchant sailors who "jumped ship" in the 19th Century? I'm thinking about James Torring Wright.
I have now a clearer idea re Abraham Samuel de Young, wife Maria, their parents in Rotterdam, their children (and there are many), and "Mo".
Keetje (Kitty) de Jong, one of Abraham's and Maria's daughters, married Aaron van der Sluys (and all the variant spellings including Sluice) in Rotterdam. They settled in the UK. They became the parernal grand parents of "Mo"
Their son Hyam (Henry) Sluice sired "Mo". So "Mo" is a nephew of all Kitty's siblings including "your Samuel" the enfant terrible of the clan!!!, and a second cousin of mine.


Abraham De Young 1802 - 1882 #9393 aged 80, wed in Holland to Maria Vanderberg 1804 - 1881 #546 aged 77, dau of Sarah Copple and Jacob Vanderberg
Abraham De Young came to Melbourne about 1851 with his daughters Catherine De Young aged 15 and Jessie De Young aged 12.
Maria Young aged 53 came May 1862 on the James Booth with Samuel Young aged 21, Henry Young aged 19 and Moses Young aged 11
6 Children 1. Keetje (Kitty) de Jong, one of Abraham's and Maria's daughters, married Aaron van der Sluys
2. Catherine De Young aged 15, born c1835 - 1896 #9550 aged 61
3. Jessie De Young aged 12, born c1839 - 1865 aged 26
4. Samuel De Young aged 21, born c1841
5. Henry De Young aged 19, born c1843
6. Moses (Joseph Moses) De Young aged 11, born c1848 - 1930 #13594 aged 86
2. Catherine De Young 1835 - 1896 #9550 aged 61, wed 26 July 1852 in Sydney to James Torring Wright 1830 - 1901 #12832 aged 69, son of Sarah Cath Toiring and Thomas Wright, and lived in Melbourne
8 Children 1. Elias James Wright 1853 #138 was buried Saturday 14 February 1920 at Burwood (funeral notice in The Argus)
2. Maria Louisa Wright 10 Feb 1855 - 1939 #5353 aged 84,
3. Sarah Catherine Wright 1857 #14568
4. Albert Henry Wright born June 1859 in New Zealand, died 1860 in Sydney
5. Fanny Wright 1865 #17034 wed Le Page
6. Jessie Henrietta Torring Wright 5 Dec 1867, registered 1868 #3771 - 1937 #2093 aged 67,
7. James Torring Wright 1870 #10109
8. Abraham Henry Wright 1873 #8394 wed 09 Nov 1899 to Ellen Annie Lyons
9.. Ann Rosina Wright 1875 #3879 - 1951 #10667 aged 76, wed Griffin
10. Eva Pauline Wright 1877 #13699
2. Maria Louisa Wright 10 Feb 1855 - 1939 #5353 aged 84, said born in Rotterdam when wed 1875 #3760 to George William Gay who may be Geo William Gay 1854 #18554 - 1939 #5917 aged 85, son of Anna Maria Betts and Samuel Wm Gay
1 Child 1. Rosena Kate Gay 1876 #14514
6. Jessie Henrietta Torring Wrightt 5 Dec 1867, registered 1868 #3771 - 1937 #2093 aged 67, wed 1890 #3591 to Arthur Homesdale Steeth 1867 - 1923 #11440 aged 56, son of Amelia Field wed 1854 #837 to James Steeth
4 Children 1. Mabel Fredrica Steeth 1890 #20611 - 1944 #21321 aged 53,
2. Unnamed Female Steeth 1892 #11626 - 1892 #5606 lived 1 day
3. Gladys Amelia Steeth 1894 #20460 - 1953 #16487 aged 57, wed Jew
4. Norman Homesdale Steeth 1898 #17864 - 1978 #11002 aged 79
1. Mabel Fredrica Steeth 1890 #20611 - 1944 #21321 aged 53, wed Krmpotic
At Sale Cemetery, Grave 4716 for Mabel Fredericker Kempotic (nee Steeth), 54Y, buried 10 July 1944, daughter of Arthur Steeth & Jessie Wright. Died in Sale, Victoria, Australia.
7. James Torring Wright 1870 #10109 wed 1891 #8307 to Stella Hand and leaves Vic records
8. Abraham Henry Wright 1873 #8394 - 1929 #6740 aged 56, wed 09 Nov 1899 to Ellen Annie Lyons 1875 - 1958 #20872 aged 83, dau of Sarah Thomas wed 1864 #3779 to John Christian Lyons
10. Eva Pauline Wright 1877 #13699, as Evapaulen Wright, wed 1900 #7729 to Jno Pat Curren

08 page From an Ancestry page dated 2001, Peter Wright wrote -
It would seem that Thomas Wright married Sarah Torring in Devon and moved to Canada in or around the mid 1820's or early 1830's although I am not sure of the number of children, nor how many. Torring seems to have had various versions. When searching for birth certificates in Ferryland it seems to have been spelled Farring. There are numerous mentions of Torring in Devon, especially Aveton Gifford. James Torring Wright was born in StJohns ( Ferryland ), Newfoundland in 1831. He was the son of Thomas and Sarah Wright. ( Iam currently having the birth certificate searched in NF ). He had a brother ( Albert Andrew Wright born in 1832. ) I am not sure when James Torring Wright moved to Australia, but he was married in Sydney in 1852 at Scots Church, Churchill on 26 July 1852 to Catherine De Young ( spelled in some of the children's birth certificates as Katherina. The wedding certificate actually notes the name as De gong ).


3. Jessie De Young 1839 - 1865 aged 26, wed 1859 #2276 to Markus Sandstein and lived in Melbourne Markus Sandstein from Austria, wed 1870 #4609 to Leah Levy
2 Children 1. Michael Sandstein 1860 #11977
2. Abraham Sandstein 1862 #3872
4. Samuel De Young c1841, from Holland, wed 1867 #1080 to Susan Smith 1843 - 1919 #8368 aged 76, daughter of Maria and Charles Smith born at Launceston, and lived Melbourne before going to Adelaide about 1878 till after 1886.
The South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Saturday 11 December 1880 page 1s, devotes 4 columns to discussing his lack of Bookkeeping skills in the 'adjourned final hearing' in the Insolvency Court, re Samuel de Young. Some family details emerge - his father Abraham De Young, brothers Joseph De Young, Henry De Young, and brother-in-law Mr Bottomley (who wed Emma Smith) and Mr Sluce the nephew of the insolvent, who followed a profession on the race course. The case was then adjourned till next day at 10am. On 13 Dec, there is one column summing up the sad story of debt, and on Weds 15 Dec the case was adjourned till Friday, because Mr Mann, the QC for the insolvent, had another Case in the Supreme Court. 2 columns on 18 Dec, then adjourned till Tuesday. Note made by Mr Mann that the Bank gave unlimmited Credit, and this case should teach them a lesson in caution. On 22 Dec there are 3 columns explaining why the Insolvent should stay in gaol.
6 Children 1. Catherine Maria De Young 1868 #4049R - 1944 #7957 aged 76,
2. James De Young 1870 #24349
3. Samuel De Young 1874 #10092 - 1930 #2236 aged 56, wed Matha Annie Clark
4. Laura Susan De Young b 1877, Carleton Melbourne added by correspondent
4. Frank De Young 1879-09-07 at Norwood
5. Fredk De Young 1881 - 1943 #18096 aged 62
6. Edith May De Young 1883-11-18 - 1959 #28260 aged 75, born at Adelaide, died at Sale, wed Mcleish
1. Katrine De Young 1868 #4049R - 1944 #7957 aged 76, when aged 17 wed 1886-01-15 to France Nelson Dane aged 27, son of Christopher Dane at the Registry Office Adelaide
4. Frank De Young 1879 from S Adelaide, wed 1901 #3581 to Edith May Addison 1880 #12120 and lived in Melbourne
6 children 1. Frank De Young 1903 #4711 lived 1 day
2. Isabel May De Young 1904 #19798
3. Violet Adelaide De Young 1907 #20628
4. Colin Frank De Young 1911 #21836
5. Jean De Young 1917 #5503
6. Louis De Young 1919 #29290
5. Henry De Young aged 19, born c1843, was wed as Henry Young from Holland, 1887 #5267 to Louise Williamson from Devonshire, who died 1850 - 1928 #1879 aged 78, at Hawthorn, parents not known
Marian Louisa Williamson, called Louise, and Henry have a different version of surname for each child, all registered in Melbourne
3 Children 1. Laura Marian Young 1869 #23423
2. Ernest William Deyoung 1871 #24459
3. Irma Florence De Young 1873 #25592
2. Wm Ernt Young died at Hawthorn 1934 #3870 aged 62, son of Louise Mary Williamson and Hy Young
Wm Ernt Young wed 1900 #5944 to Elizth Cameron
6. Joseph Moses De Young 1848 - 1930 #13594 aged 86, from Rotterdam, wed 1867 #3309R to Julia Anne Latham 1850 - 1923 #9914 aged 72, lived in Melbourne, Brunswick
13 Children 1. Maria Ellen De Young 1868 #10661R
2. Julia Thomasina De Young 1870 #11045
3. Joseph Thomas De Young 1872 #4935 - 1944 #6863 aged 72
4. Edith Jessie De Young 1874 #11507 - 1875 #14810 lived 1 year
5. Sarah Elizth De Young 1876 - 1921 #11776 aged 45, wed Donnellan
6. Abraham Samuel De Young 1879 - 1933 #4202 aged 54
7. Jessie Emma De Young 1880 #21065 - 1974 #28697 aged 94 wed Armitage
8. Isabel Elsie De Young 1883 #4794
9. Lewis Hy De Young 1885 - 1927 #5918 aged 42
10. Llewellyn De Young 1887 #8868 - 1936 #5033 aged 49
11. Maurice Raymond De Young 1889 #1066
12. Albert Edward De Young 1890 - 1946 #5016 aged 55
13. Alice Frances De Young 1892 #20583 - 1974 #7180 aged 81
5. Sarah Elizth De Young 1876 - 1921 #11776 aged 45, wed 1898 #5187 to Wm Hy Donnellan 1872 #27275 son of Elizabeth Horgan and James Donnellan of Woods Point
James Donnellan from Dublin, wed 1871 #4080 to Elizabeth Horrigan from Cork
13. Alice Frances De Young 1892 #20583 - 1974 #7180 aged 81 wed Albert George Victor Bowden 1890 - 1976 #16668 aged 86, son of Eleanor Heasman and Charles Thomas Bowden
Charles Thomas Bowden from London wed 1882 #1984 to Eleanor Frances Heasman 1860 #8345 - 1924 #5094 aged 64, dau of Henrietta Page wed 1856 #3422 to John Heasman



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