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List of Convicts, and Early inhabitants
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Charles Driver, Thomas Driver,


Came as Convicts came to NSW and to Tasmania before 1850

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John Driver came as a convict on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789 - claim
James Driver came as a convict arrived (estimated) 28th October, 1800 on the Royal Admiral, sailed March 1800 - claim
James Driver came as a convict arrived (estimated) 25th April, 1816 on the Fanny, sailed 25-Aug 1815
Thomas Driver came as a convict arrived (estimated) 13th August, 1821 on the Speke, sailed 13-Dec 1820
George Driver came as a convict to Tas arrived 29 Nov 1824 on the Phoenix, sailed 29-Mar 1824 England
James Driver came as a convict arrived 14th July, 1829 on the Lord Melville, sailed 14-Nov 1828
Robert Driver/Diver came as a convict to Tas arrived 18 Dec 1830 on the Clyde sailed 30 Aug 1830 Portsmouth
John Driver came as a convict to Tas arrived 15 Feb 1833 on the Circassian, sailed 4-Nov 1832 Plymouth

Charles Driver came as a convict arrived 3 Jul 1833 on the Aurora, sailed 3-Mar 1833 The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Tuesday 5 November 1833 Arrival From Portsmouth, on Sunday, whence she sailed the 4th of July, the ship Aurora (550 tons), Captain Dalrymple Dawson, with 300 male prisoners. Surgeon Superintendent, Alexander Stewart, Esq. R. N. The guard consists of Major Deisle, Lieutenant Greetham, 1 soldier and 2 boys, of the 4th Regiment, and 29 rank and file of the 21st Fusileers. Passengers, Mrs. Delisle, Miss Delisle, 5 women, and 4 children.
The ship Aurora sailed 5 Jan. 1834 for Madras with troops.

Charles Henry Driver came as a convict arrived 27th February, 1835 on the Henry Tanner, sailed 27-Jun 1834
William Driver came as a convict arrived 7th May, 1836 on the John Barry, sailed 7-Sep 1835
David Driver came as a convict arrived 5 Jan 1837 on the Moffatt, sailed 5-May 1836
George Driver came as a convict arrived 8 Mar 1841 on the Eden, sailed 8-Jul 1840
Sarah Driver came as a convict to Tas arrived 08 Apr 1842 on the Emma Eugenia (1) 24 Nov 1841 Woolwich
Thomas Driver came as a convict to Tas arrived 20 Aug 1843 on the Gilmore, 12-Apr 1843 London
Charles Driver came as a convict to Tas arrived 23 Sep 1843 on the Asiatic, 26-May 1843 Sheerness
Emma Driver came as a convict to Tas arrived 20 Dec 1844 on the Tasmania, 9-Sep 1844 London

Marriages, Births and Deaths in New South Wales records

NSW Weddings 1820 - 1860
Richard Driver wed 1823 #V18233151 3b to Elizabeth Powell in Ca
in Charles Driver wed 1828 #V1828673 12 to Mary A Underwood in Ca
in Robert Driver wed 1843 #V18432341 93 to Ellen Raycroft in
Charles Driver wed 1846 #V1846758 31c to Elizabeth Wratten in Me
William Driver wed 1852 #V1852770 80 to Margaret Higgins in Jb
in Thomas Driver wed 1852 #V1852124 87 to Sarah Malsbury in Gb
David Driver wed 1853 #V1853233 39c to Mary Maclean in Nc
George Driver wed 1854 #V1854831 41b to Ann Brown in Mu
Births
Thomas Driver born 1842 #V18422914 61 to Anth and Eliza

Mary A Driver born 1829 #V18299167 1c to Charles and Mary A
John J Driver born 1830 #V1830765 17 to Charles and Mary A
Elizabeth Driver born 1832 #V1832766 17 to Charles and Mary A
Walter U Driver born 1835 #V1835354 19 to Charles and Mary A
Julia Driver born 1840 #V18402320 35 to Charles and Mary A
Frederick Driver born 1843 #V184324 144 to Charles and Mary A

Fanny J Driver born 1857 #8765 to John and Ellen in Mudgee
Phoebe Driver born 1858 #9573 to John and Ellen J in Mudgee
Alfred Driver born 1858 #10773 to John and Honora in Patricks Plains
Clara Driver born 1859 #5119 to John and Honora in Sofala

Frederick Driver born 1824 #V1824626 25a to Richard and Elizabeth
Charlotte Driver born 1827 #V18278014 1c to Richard and Elizabeth
Elizabeth Driver born 1827 #V1827735 8 to Richard and Elizabeth
Richard Driver born 1829 #V1829399 13 to Richard and Elizabeth
Jane Driver born 1831 #V1831495 15 to Richard and Eliza
George Driver born 1834 #V1834559 18 to Richard and Elizabeth
Augusta Driver born 1836 #V1836440 20 to Richard and Elizabeth
Lucy Driver born 1839 #V1839153 23a to Richard and Elizabeth
Henry Driver born 1844 #V1844569 28 to Richard and Elizabeth

Thomas W Driver born 1857 #3618 to Thomas and Sarah in Paddington
John Driver born 1858 #6582 to Walter and Mary A in Dalby

Deaths NSW
James Driver died 1827 #V18277600 2c Age 46
Charlotte Driver died 1828 #V18287962 2c Infant
James Driver died 1830 #V18309298 2c Age 22
George Driver died 1847 #V1847871 32b Age 35
Charles Driver died 1849 #V1849119 34b Age 43
Charles Driver died 1850 #V1850887 36a Age 12
Mary Driver died 1851 #V1851259 37b Age 65
Margaret Driver died 1853 #V1853487 119 Age 50
George Driver died 1855 #V1855983 43a Age 31
Richard E Driver died 1855 #V18552067 43a Infant
Mary J Driver died 1857 #3582 parents John Died Mudgee in Mudgee
Maria Driver died 1857 #2368 Age 17 Years Died Moreton Bay in Brisbane
Alfred Driver died 1857 #2051 Age 23 Years Died Armidale in Armidale
Clara Driver died 1858 #5005 parents John and Honora in Patricks Plain
Ellen J Driver died 1858 #4555 parents James and Jane in Mudgee
Emily Driver died 1858 #2161 parents Thomas and Sarah in Paddington
Alfred Driver died 1859 #5026 parents John and Honora in Sofala
Sarah Driver died 1860 #235 parents Thomas and Sarah in Sydney

Names found in paper records for Port Phillip

Anthony Divon / Drivon 21 (single man 10) Shepherd RC both Londonderry, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Anthony Driver, and Eliza Kirwin baptised male Thomas at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 338
Charles Driver in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Charles Driver, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
Charles Driver wed Elizabeth Wratten in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Francis Driver, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
John Driver as John Diver, one of 200 convicts transported to Sydney on the Emma Eugenia, 02 November 1837,
John Driver Convict came on the Emma Eugenia assigned to Mr Sidney James Steph (S)
Mr Driver Departed from Launceston 6 Sep 1837 for Port Philip on the Enterprise
Mr Driver Arrived at Sydney on Sun 19 Aug 1838 from Port Adelaide on 3rd and Port Phillip on 12 Aug on the Henry Freeling
Master Driver sailed from Launceston 16 Dec for Port Fairy and Portland Lowestoft
Robert Driver 21 (single man 2) Shepherd Prot both Orknay, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Robert Driver in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Robert Driver wed Ellen Raycraft in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Robert Draver - Drion and Ellen Raycraft baptised George 1844, Thomas 1847
William Divon / Drivon 21 (single man 11) Shepherd Prot both Londonderry, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Robert Driver aged 21 came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams see Driver folk here before 1848, beginning with a list of those sent before 1845, as convicts.
Applications to Marry - Tasmanian Convict records. Family Name (1) Given Names (1) Ship or Free (1) Date Family Name (2) Given Names (2) Ship or Free (2) CON Ref(s) RGD Ref(s)
Charles Henry DRIVER came free asked permission 10 JUN 1852 to wed HOURIGAN Judith came on Australasia CON52/1/3 p123 RGD37/11 : 1852/683
Emma DRIVER came on Tasmania asked permission 21 MAY 1850 to wed COMER Robert came free CON52/1/3 p76 RGD37/9 : 1850/403
Peter DRIVER came on Aboukir asked permission 22 SEP 1854 to wed CURRIE Ann came on Anna Maria CON52/1/7 p92
Peter DRIVER came on Aboukir asked permission 27 MAY 1856 to wed THOMPSON Mary Ann came on Sir Robert Seppings CON52/1/7 p96 RGD37/15 : 1856/26
Sarah DRIVER came on Emma Eugenia asked permission 08 AUG 1843 to wed BAILEY John came free CON52/1/2 p20 RGD37/3 : 1843/179


Names found in Shipping records for Port Phillip

Assisted Immigrants (Expected to obtain work)
William Driver aged 19 came Sep 1852 on the Bourneuf

Anna Driver aged 24 came Jun 1853 on the Childe Harold

Ephraim Driver aged 27 came Jun 1853 on the Childe Harold, with Frances 28 and Harriet 0. Ephram Driver and Frances Doo registered birth of George Henry Driver 1954 #4509
Eliza Driver aged 18 came Aug 1854 on the Bride Of The Sea

Amos Driver aged 33 came Nov 1857 on the Shalimar

Unassisted Immigrants (paid own voyage costs)
Wm Driver 35 came Oct 1852 on the Cossipore
A J Driver 22 came Dec 1852 on the Atrevida
Horice Driver 19 came May 1853 on the Passaroeang
Mr Driver 30 came Jun 1853 on the President Verkonteren and Mrs Driver 30
William Driver and Mary Ann Challis registered Francis Driver 1854 #3651 in Melbourne, followed by Emma 1856, Jane 1858 -1860, and Jane 1860 #22186 at Sandhurst
Robert Driver A came Aug 1853 on the Victoria
Henry Driver 24 came Nov 1853 on the Elizabeth
James Driver 40 came Aug 1854 on the Carpentaria and Samuel Driver 11
James Driver 24 came Oct 1855 on the James Baines
Jacob Driver 21 came Jan 1856 on the Roxburgh Castle
Emily S Driver 47 came Dec 1856 on the Donald Mckay and Harrietta A Driver 24 and Martha Driver 17
Jos Driver 20 came Mar 1857 on the James Baines
Chas F Driver 20 came Jul 1857 on the Ocean Chief
Mr Driver 32 came Apr 1857 on the Corriemulzie
Edgar Driver 19 came Sep 1857 on the Ellen Stuart
Samuel Driver 19 came Apr 1858 on the Macaulay
Josh Driver 24 came Nov 1860 on the Lord Raglan

Jane (should be James) Driver aged 30 came Jul 1861 on the Champion Of The Seas with Hannah Driver aged 29 and their infant Ann E Driver
James Driver wed Jun 1859 to Hannah Hilton in UK district Marylebone spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex;
Daughter Ann Cassandra Elizth Hilton Driver 1859 - 1862 #1004 born in London, lived 22 months

Jas Driver 26 Nov 1861 on the Elizabeth A Bright
J S Driver 45 Apr 1862 on the Seamans Bride
Mr Driver A Nov 1863 on the Alhambra and Mrs Driver A

Charles Driver

Charles Driver wed 1846 #5085 to Elizabeth Wratten at Church of England St James, Melbourne, and lived at Hawthorn. The first 3 children are indexed as being baptised at Methodist / Wesleyan Church, Melbourne
Elizth Driver 1830 - 1898 #2588 aged 67 dau of Hart Francis and Thomas Ralten died at Hawthorn
Charles Driver 1815 - 1875 #7105 aged 60 son of Sarah Draper and James Driver of Norfolk
10 children 1. John Driver 1848 #10423 - 1899 #9733 aged 51
2. Esther Driver 1850 #10811
3. James Driver 1852 #33027 - 1931 #11492 aged 77
4. Unnamed Male (Samuel) Driver 1854 #3505 born at Sale - 1924 #6239 aged 69
5. Charles Driver 1857 #543 - 1931 #10566 aged 74
6. Geo Driver 1859 #10365 lived 8 years
7. Sarah Ann Driver 1862 #12947
8. Elizabeth Sophia Driver 1864 #22227
9. George Thomas Driver 1870 #9141
10. Jessie Harriet Driver 1872 - 1916 #3156 aged 44
1. John Driver 1848 #10423 - 1899 #9733 aged 51 wed 1876 #3607 to Catherine Alice Hinchcliffe 1857 #8546 born at Collingwood, and lived at Hawthorn
6 children 1. Alice Driver died 1877 #1689 aged 3 weeks
2. John Charles Driver 1878 #16573 lived 2 years
3. Elizabeth May Driver 1880 #9354
4. Florence Minnie Driver 1882 #9818 lived 2 years
5. Edith Kate Driver 1884 #9922
6. Eveline Frances Driver 1886 #26649
3. Elizabeth May Driver 1880 #9354 wed 1902 #7790 to Arthur Robt Heaton 1877 #22804 born at Hawthorn, and lived at Hawthorn, 4 children
5. Edith Kate Driver 1884 #9922 wed 1904 #8131 to Alex Geo Kinloch 1884 #19775 born at Carlton, and lived at Carlton then Williamstown
4 children 1. Alex Geo Kinloch 1906 #9111
2. Leslie Jno Kinloch 1908 #1766
3. Wm Fred Chas Kinloch 1909 #23845
4. Ada Alice Elizth Kinloch 1911 #16147
6. Evelyn Frances Driver 1886 - 1966 #10628 aged 76, wed 1908 #8938 to John Key 1882 #23991 - 1918 #2265 aged 35, no known children
2. Esther Driver 1850 #10811 - 1933 #362 aged 82 wed 1873 #4954 to Thomas Carter from Yorkshire and lived at Kew
3 Children 1. Thomas Henry Stewart Carter 1874 #3117
2. Linda Caroline Carter 1876 #18512
3. Elizabeth Maud Carter 1879 #9803 lived 16 months
3. James Driver 1852 #33027 - 1931 #11492 aged 79 wed 1877 #4792 to Mary Ann Taylor and lived at Brighton, then at Hawthorne, Malvern
7 Children 1. Charles Frederick Driver 1878 #7017
2. Ada May Driver 1880 #13685 lived 4 years
3. Charles Thomas Driver 1882 #9817 - 1948 #931 aged 66
4. Ethel Blanche Driver 1884 #17388 wed 1919 #11259 to Fredy Lacy
5. Ada May Driver 1887 #3663
6. Richd Geo Driver 1889 #14038 - 1951 #3520 aged 60
7. Violet Rose Driver 1895 #12813
4. Unnamed Male (Samuel) Driver 1854 #3505 born at Sale - 1924 #6239 aged 69, wed 1887 #3920 to Clara Elizabeth Hewet 1861 #18357 - 1929 #10212 aged 67,
4 Children 1. Irena Alice Hawthorne Driver 1888 #22801
2. Myrtle Eliza Win Driver 1893 #3888
3. Violet Oriental Driver 1897 #28143 lived 1 day
4. Daphne Maude Alice Driver 1900 #6045
5. Charles Driver 1857 #543 wed 1885 #1322 to Elizabeth Jane Goss 1862 #13848 born at Fitzroy
2 Children 1. Lily May Driver 1886 #25944
2. Walter David Driver 1888 #22799
1. Lily May Driver 1886 #25944 wed 1913 #7791 to Frederick Avery and lived at Hawthorn
He could be Frederick Avery 1884 #17977 son of Mary Jane Maddingham and Berry Avery born at Kew (Berry from Devonshire wed 1874 #44 to Mary Jane Waddingham from Lincolnshire)
2 Children 1. Arth Fredk Avery 1914 #32101
2. May Flor Avery 1919 #4104
8. Elizabeth Sophia Driver 1864 #22227 wed 1885 #1588 to Walter Watkins Waddle 1866 #7506 born at Fitzroy and lived at Yarra Flat, 5 Children
10. Jessie Harriet Driver 1872 - 1916 #3156 aged 44 wed 1894 #3563 to Fredk Thos Swaine and lived at Flemington, Talbot, Williamstown
5 Children 1. Roy Fredk Alex Swaine 1894 #29232
2. Elsie Elizth Swaine 1896 - 1898 #5364 lived 1 year
3. Jessie Hilda Swaine 1899 #14711
4. Cyril Jno Swaine 1902 #22801
5. Fredk Thos Swaine 1904 - 1904 #12070 lived 1 month

Thomas Driver

Thomas Charles Driver 1832 - 1872 #4686 aged 39 from Devon, wed c1855 to Sarah Mearens (Marrons, Mearns) and lived at Raglan then Dunolly and later at Majorca
Sarah Mearens arrived 2 July 1853 as an Assisted Immigrant on the Genghis Khan which left Liverpool 20 March 1853. Sarah Mearns is recorded as aged 19 years, employed by Mr Martin, 91 Bourke St Melbourne, domestic servant, from Argyle Scotland, Presbyterian, could read but not write.
Sarah Driver 1835 - 9 May 1892 #7093 aged 57, died at Maryborough Hospital
10 children 1. Elizabeth Driver 1856 #5385 lived 11 days
2. Jane Driver 1857 #3421 lived 7 months
3. Thomas Charles Driver 1858 #19064 - 1877 #9483 aged 19 died at Majorca, parents unknown
4. Sarah Driver 1860 #21301 - 1928 #15605 aged 69
5. Emma Driver 1863 #5550
6. Elizabeth Ann Driver 1864 #19341 lived 1 year
7. Henry William Driver 1866 #15727
8. Mary Ann Driver 1868 #10159 wed 1888 #4774
9. Edmund Richard Driver 1870 #16931 - 1941 #15967 aged 70
10. George Otto Driver 1872 #17461 - 1962 #22251 aged 90
4. Sarah Driver 1860 - 1928 #15605 aged 68, wed 1883 #484 to Alfred Charles Hemley 1861 #10523 - 1940 #19848 aged 79 died at Maryborough, lived at Majorca, 7 Children
5. Emma Driver 1863 #5550

From on Monday, 6 January, 2014
Hello Elizabeth,
I  am a descendent of Thomas Charles Driver (1833-1872) & Sarah Mearns. The line I fit into is Emma Driver  born 1863. I am wondering how Thomas Charles Driver fits with Robert or Charles Driver?
I can't find any evidence of his arrival in Australia and have noted he was listed as a mariner (death certificate) which may mean no records exist of his arrival if he was discharged from service with permission of his ships master. He is not listed as a ship deserter.
  Emma Driver (1863- 1942) is interesting as there are large evidence gaps  (no marriage cert.; 2 of 7 children have not been registered at birth, no evidence of 1st husband other than what is on 3 birth certificates;) I am happy to share the general details if you are interested.
Emma Driver b 1863 Amherst - 1942 Maryborough, buried at Carisbrook, supposedly married a James Lees on 27/5/1887 in Ballarat. James is the informant on a daughter's birth certificate (her name is also Emma Lees) which gives the marriage date and that he was born Lower Alma Victoria.
Emma wed a second time to Robert Hurle in 1904, Emma's brother Henry William Driver (b1866) was a witness
Children:
1) Frederick William Driver b 1887 in Majorca, father not listed, no record of when he died. Family said 1893 from influenza
2) Emma Lees b1888 Bowenvale Timor- d 1954 Thornbury; worked at Mrs Mandeville's coffee palace Maryborough and married Thomas Fenwick in 1910; had 7 children.
3) David Lees b 1890 in Majorca- 24/4/1918 Villers Bretonneux, France.
4) Daisy Lees b 1892 Allendale - 1895 Carlton East aged 2 and a half years
5) Elizabeth Lees b circa 1894 (no record of birth) Married GW Bishop in 1914 when aged 19; died 1968
6) Grace b circa 1900 no record of birth
7) Robert Hurle b 1905 - 2001 Maryborough
Christine Clifton, Boronia, Melbourne


7. Henry William Driver 1866 #15727 - 1948 #21109 aged 81, wed 1888 #2529 to Cath Langston 1856 - 1904 #3556 aged 48, died at Avoca
Henry William Driver wed 1907 #1238 to Ada Elizth Chappell 1886 #26103 - 1920 #6674 aged 35 dau of Elizabeth Buress and George Chapplle born in Fitzroy
4 children
of Cath
1. Hester Langston 1877 - 1878 #3967 lived 11 months
2. James Langston 1881 #13663
3. Robeina Cath Driver 1889 #9051
4. Sarah Driver 1890 #29271 - 1913 #14935 aged 20 died at Sale
2 children
of Ada
5. Daphne Lillian Driver 1908 #8271 - 1959 #625 aged 48 wed Taylor
6. Arthur Thomas Driver 1910 #7986 - 1960 #22352 aged 49
8. Mary Ann Driver 1868 #10159 wed 1888 #4774 to Lewis David Jones from Wales
8 children 1. Sarah Ann Jones 1889 #23426
2. Sophia Ellen Jones 1891 #14443 lived 11 months
3. Thomas Charles Jones 1893 #5406
4. Elizth Alice Jones 1895 #5045
5. David Jones 1897 #24088
6. Sophia Ela Jones 1899 #23507
7. Hy Jones 1903 #14839
8. Annie May Jones 1907 #7327
9. Edmund Richard Driver 1870 #16931 - 1941 #15967 aged 70 wed 1905 #541 to Flor Ada Cook 1884 #15905 - 1952 #21428 aged 68, and lived at Maryborough
3 children 1. Flor Ann Driver 1906 #11954
2. Ethel May Driver 1908 #4930
3. Fran Emma Driver 1910 #4668
10. George Otto Driver 1872 #17461 - 1962 #22251 aged 90, wed 1898 #463 to Alice Cloke, widow with 3 children of James William Cloke 1857 #3464 - 1892 #10896 died aged 35 at Maryborough Hospital, wed 1888 #2286 to Alice Armstrong 1867 #16210, and lived at Maryborough.
1 Child 1. Elizabeth Sarah Driver 1898 #7745 - 1899 #125E: born at Adelaide Lead and lived 1 month



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