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John Eastwood, Henry Eathorne, Samuel Joseph Edelsten,
David Edis, Thomas Oliver Edkins,


John Eastwood

John Eastwood 1821 - 1892 #6101 aged 71, son of Martha Saville and Thomas Eastwood, wed July-Sep 1845 to Elizabeth Jessop 1827 - 1896 #9435 aged 69, dau of Mary and Wm Jessop and their first 3 children born in district Huddersfield on the boundary of West Riding of Yorkshire
John Eastwood, adult, came as Unassisted Inward Passenger on 22 Sep 1853 on the Star Of The East
Eliza A Eastwood aged 29 came 2 Dec 1856 on the Marco Polo with Emla Eastwood aged 24 and John J Eastwood aged 8, Thos Eastwood aged 4 and Chas Eastwood aged 2
September 23.-Star of the East, ship, 1219 tons, Robertson, from Liverpool 7th July. Four hundred and ninety passengers.
The Argus, Sat 24 Sep 1853, page 4 -
The Star of the East.- The pilot would not allow our reporter to board the Star of the East for more particulars, as the Immigration Officer had not visited hher. The number of passengers was only guessed by the Captain, who stated they were "something between four hundred and sixty, and five hundred, say four hundred and ninety". Only one death occurred during the voyage. She spoke no ships on the passage.
December 2.-Marco Polo, R.M. ship, 1,625 tons, James Clarke, arrived (Port Phillip Heads) from Liverpool 5th September. Passengers - cabin: Mr. and Mrs. Drummond, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and family, Miss Saunders, Miss Grant, Miss Shepherd, Miss Mason, Miss Smith, Mrs Bainbridge, and family, Messrs H. Hooper, G.P. Dodge, J McEvoy, R O'Rourke, J Currie, Hoffman, Elliott, McMurray, Lindsey; and five hundred in the intermediate and steerage. Mackay, Baines, and Co. agents.
And
The R.M.S. Marco Polo left Liverpool about three o'clock on the afternoon of the 5th of September she does not bring any London papers of that date. She has enjoyed splendid weather during the passage not having had one single occasion to take in royals or to reef topsails. On the 29th September spoke the troop ship Trafalgar, from London to Madras, In lat 7.18, N., and lat. 25, W., which ship reported having exchanged colors on the previous day with the Morning Light from Bristol to this port. On the 2nd of October spoke the Pioneer, bound to Sydney, in lat. 4.50, N., lon. 22.30, W.
Eliza Ann Jessop and John Eastwood established their family in Eaglehawk
10 Children 1. John Saville Eastwood aged 8, Apr-Jun 1847 - 1875 #8784 aged 28
2. Thomas Eastwood aged 4, Jan-Mar 1851
3. Chas Eastwood aged 2, Jul-Sep 1853
4. Joe Eastwood 1858 #3942 -1858 #5100 lived 5 months
5. Alan/Allen Eastwood 1859 #9990 - 1921 #7183 aged 63
6. Martha Ann Eastwood 1861 #10469
7. Annie Eastwood 1863 #16354 - 1867 #1548 lived 3 years
8. Harry Jessop Eastwood 1866 #10201 - 1871 #946 lived 5 years
9. Ada Eastwood 1868 #15938
10. Eliza Ann Eastwood 1870 #22791
1. John Saville Eastwood 1847 - 1875 #8784 aged 28, wed 1873 #4582 to Harriet Mason 3 Jan 1853 - 26 May 1939, born at St Peters Port,
Harriet Mason nee Eastwood wed on 9 May 1881 #1692 to Isaac Edward Dyason 30 Mar 1832 - 15 Jul 1915 son of Isaac Dyason and Elizabeth Illenden Pearce born in Ramsgate, Kent, England and died in Brighton, Vic,
Isaac was a mine manager (gold) and when retired moved to Brighton Victoria.
His son Edward Clarence Evelyn Dyason (1886-1949), company director, economist, mining engineer and stockbroker,
5 Children 1. Ruby Rae Eastwood 1874 #25451 - 1875 #11754 lived 11 months
2. Emily Illinden Fortuna Dyason 1882 #5274 - 1957 #7464 aged 75, wed Ernest Scott
3. Amy Harriett Dyason 28 Mar 1884 #12576 - 29 Apr 1971 #9523 aged 87, wed James Kerr Pearson 1881-1950
4. Edward Clarence Evelyn Dyason 8 Apr 1886 #13649 - 3 Oct 1949 aged 73
5. Fredk Cecil Roger Dyason 13 Mar 1888 #15378 - 6 Feb 1891 lived 2 years
2. Thomas Eastwood aged 4, Jan-Mar 1851

From on Friday, 24 January, 2014
John Eastwood is my gt gt gt grandfather, his son Thomas then went on to New Zealand, through whom I am descended.
Have you done any further research into this side of the family? From our side we have plenty to find out about them ...
We have a few of the Census records for John and Eliza Ann from their earlier days in England


Thomas Saville Eastwood wed Christina Bain. See pafg13.html
son - Charles Saville Eastwood 24 Feb 1884 in Wanganui, New Zealand. He died in 1960 in Hamilton, New Zealand, wed in 1914 in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand to Mary Cooper Mair 24 Dec 1889 - 1966 dau of Helen (Ellen) Anderson Swan and Alexander Mair, born in Invercargill, Southland, and died in Auckland, New Zealand.
Helen (Ellen) Anderson Swan [Parents] was born on 3 Feb 1846 dau of Isabella Anderson and Peter Swan in Smailholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland and died 1 on 20 Aug 1911 in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
Hele, Swan wed on 11 Apr 1866 in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand to Alexander Mair born on 27 Sep 1836 son of Isabella Steel and John Mair, in Kilmamock, Ayrshire, Scotland and died on 2 Apr 1919 in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
5. Alan/Allen Eastwood 1859 #9990 - 1921 #7183 aged 63 wed 1881 #805 to Margaret Smith and lived at Melbourne then at Eaglehawk
Margt Fyfe/Fife Smith 1863 #8609 - 1945 #6194 aged 82, dau of Charlotte Tait wed 1860 #3901 to Robert Smith, died in Melbourne
8 Children 1. Annie Jessop Eastwood 1881 #15908 - 1964 #18175 aged 83 died at Brighton,
2. John Saville Eastwood 1883 #19642 - 1966 #25510 aged 83 died at Violet Town
3. Elsie May Eastwood 1885 #20354
4. Charlotte Tait Eastwood 1893 #34367
5. Robert Allison Eastwood 1896 #11036 - 1965 #28278 aged 69
6. Marjorie Fife Eastwood 1898 #18337 - 1952 #2818 aged 53 died at Richmond, wed Neyland
7. Allen Tait Eastwood 1901 #2794
8. Margaret Fife Eastwood 1905 - 1931 #14559 aged 26
1. Annie Jessop Eastwood 1881 #15908 - 1964 #18175 aged 83 died at Brighton, wed Christophers - possibly Harry Mortimer Christophers 1881 - 1974 #16887 aged 93, son of Hannah Mitchell and Victor Louis Christophers, died at Brighton
9. Ada Eastwood 1868 #15938 to Stewart Augustus Wall 1869 #12734 - 1933 #18874 aged 64, 2 Children

Henry Eathorne

On same page of marriages 1902 as Una and John Ball, Henry Eathorne born June 1841 at Helston district, Cornwall, wed to Sep 1869 to Eliza Drew Richards at Helston district in the county of Cornwall, UK
The Somersetshire came Aug 1876 with Henry Eathorne 35, Eliza 34, Samuel 6, William 3 and infant.
They lived at Raywood, and Eliza Drew Eathorne died, 1842 - 1879 #8887 aged 37, daughter of Eliza Jenkins and William Richards.
Henry Eathorne wed 1887 #2102 to Harriet Elizabeth Brockey.
1. James Richard Eathorne was born 1877 #24328
2. Mary Jane Eathorne 1879 #18576.
2. Mary Jane Eathorne wed 20 Sep 1902 to Zaccharias John Williams aged 22, 1879 #26149 son of William Holman Williams and Elizabeth Thomson
William Holman Williams born at Amhurst 1857 #11652 only known child of Jane Holman and Thomas Williams.
William Holman Williams wed 1879 #3491 to Elizabeth Thomson and children to 1888 are Zacharias John Williams 1879, Millicent Williams 1881 lived 5 years, William Holman Williams 1883, Agnes Eleanor Williams 1883 and James Williams 1886.

Samuel Edelsten

Samuel Joseph Edelsten came as Edelston family August 1854 on the Great Britain from Liverpool with Elizabeth Johnston and 3 chn - Ann and William named, lived at St Arnaud
13 Children 1. Jane Edelsten wed 1869 #280 to William Taylor
2. William Edelsten 1852 wed 1877 #1510 to Maria Stubbs
3. Anne Edelsten 1854 - 1855 #1795 lived 1 year
4. Samuel Edelsten wed 1883 #5427 to Amelia Cheeseman
5. Edward Edelsten 1857 #3440 wed 1885 #281 to Mary Cheeseman
6. Elizabeth Edelsten 1859 - 1861 #2694
7. Thomas Edelsten 1860 #10143 lived 9 months
8. Charles Edelsten 1862 #5265
9. Henry Edelsten 1864 #11838
10. Walter Edelsten 1865 #18828
11. Mary Ann Edelsten 1868 #11341
12. Frederick Edelsten 1870 #12048
13. Eleanor Edelsten 1874 #26046
4. Samuel Edelsten wed 1883 #5427 to Amelia Cheeseman 1860 #8804 - 1888 #1729 aged 27, lived at St Arnaud
2 Children 1. Henry Edelsten 1885 #6190
2. Frederick Edelsten 1886 #22200 - 1938 #8903 aged 52
5. Edward Edelsten 1857 #3440 wed 1885 #281 to Mary Jane Cheeseman 1862 #1136, sister of Amelia, lived at St Arnaud
2 Children 1. Elizabeth Edelsten 1885 #29072 - 1975 #16603 aged 89, wed Bray
2. Arthur Edw Edelsten 1892 #17639 - 1937 #18820 aged 45
8. Charles Edelsten 1862 #5265 wed 1886 #5746 to Susan McRostie 1860

Henry John Cheeseman

Henry John Cheeseman wed 1859 #3060 to Janet Anderson and lived at Camperdown, Cobden
7 Children 1. Arthur Cheeseman 1855 - 1874 #6398 aged 19 died at Creswick
2. Amelia Cheeseman 1860 #8804 - 1888 #1729 aged 27, wed 1883 #5427 to Samuel Edelsten
3. Mary Jane Cheeseman 1862 #1136 wed 1885 #281 to Henry Edelsten
4. Henry Thomas Cheeseman 1864 #7296 - 1933 #16830 aged 70
5. Thomas Cheeseman 1866 #13466
6. Anne Cheeseman 1868 #15148
7. Joseph Mayor Cheeseman 1871 #14705 - 1872 #566 lived 20 weeks

David Edis

David Edis 1827 - 1905 #2177 aged 78, son of edward edis, came as assisted british immigrants in march 1853 on the 'Thames' with Hannah Smith 1824 - 1905 #5883 aged 81, daughter of John Smith, both of Farcet Huntingdonshire UK, David, Luke and John E, and lived at Mickleham, both died at Kyabram
11 Children 1. John Edward Edis 1849 - 1925 #5868 aged 76
2. Luke William Edis c1850
3. David Edis 1852 - 1928 #2182 aged 76
4. Hannah Elizabeth Edis 1854 #1344 lived 10 months
5. Mary Ann Edis 1855 #5726
6. Hannah Edis 1857 - 1934 #14758 aged 76, wed 1896 #3612 to James Mcalpine
7. Elizth Edis 1859 #6927
8. Robertson Edis 1861 #1729
9. Selina Edis 1863 #915 - 1942 #25417 aged 79
10. Clara Jane Edis 1865 #20618
11. Ruth Edis 1868 #18292

From Linda Clapp on Mon, 21 Apr 2003, email address bounced 30 June 2006
May I offer one minor correction though? In the EDIS family you have:
1. John Edward Edis 1849 - 1925 #5868 aged 76, wed 1873 #2734 to Martha Saunders 1850 - 1942 #25418 aged 92, daughter of Jane Gary and Thomas Saunders, and lived at Toolamba.
In fact Martha Saunders was the daughter of Jane White and Thomas Saunders, who married in 1836 in Oxford. Jane was the widow of John Wakefield when she married Thomas, and they arrived on the "Wallace" in 1844. For some reason I've never worked out, Martha's 1942 death certificate does list her mother as Jane Gary, but this is wrong. Perhaps because Martha outlived her siblings by so long everyone had forgotten the real story?

1. John Edward Edis 1849 - 1925 #5868 aged 76, wed 1873 #2734 to Martha Saunders 1850 - 1942 #25418 aged 92, daughter of Jane White and Thomas Saunders, and lived at Toolamba
6 children 1. John Thomas Edis 1875 #19922
2. Jane Elizabeth Edis 1878 #12284
3. Annie Edis 1880 #5445
4. George Edis 1882 #5895
5. Mary Edis 1884 #6098
6. Mildred Edis 1892 #14894 lived 5 years
2. Luke William Edis wed 1874 #2298 to Emma Papworth and lived at Youarang, Greenvale then at Katamatite and Numurkah
If Emma was born in Victoria the most likely parents are Elizabeth Johnson and Henry Papworth who came May 1853 on the Calliope
12 children 1. Clara Edis 1875 #9515 lived 1 month
2. Albert Edward Edis 1876 #9777
3. Emma Maud May Edis 1877 #22678 - 1965 #24896 aged 87, wed Burvill
4. Walter William Edis 1880 #19874
5. Ethel Ann Edis 1883 #3043
6. Henry Robinson Edis 1884 #17283
7. Frederick John Edis 1886 #23236
8. Earnest Andr Edis 1889 #36434 - 1908 #1248 aged 18
9. Arthur Isac Edis 1891 #29044 - 1958 #27318 aged 68
10. Edmund Stanley Edis 1895 #21907
11. Leslie Geo Edis 1897 #12005 - 1984 #8937 aged 86
12. Marion Vic Louisa Edis 1899 #21076
3. David Edis wed 1884 #508 to Hannah Rogers 1862 - 1885 #1979 aged 23,
David Edis wed second 1889 #5147 to Mary Ellen Johnston 1864 #2158 - 1893 #14765 aged 29, died at Kyabram
David Edis wed third 1895 #5352 to Mary Eliza Hiscock 1871 #188808 - 1897 #5700 aged 25, born at Pyalong died at Kyabram
Child of Hannah 1. Hannah Rogers Edis 1885 #3737
2 Children
of Mary Ellen
2. David Jno Edis 1890 #14456
3. Clara Beatrice Edis 1892 #5439
Child of Mary Eliza 4. Oswald Edwd Edis 1897 #12243
5. Mary Ann Edis 1855 #5726 wed 1881 #4785 to Henry Coram and lived at Barwon, 10 chn
8. Robertson Edis 1861 #1729 wed 1889 #1263 to Christina Morris 1868 #12332 sister of Andrew who wed Clara Edis, born at Seymour, and lived at Katamatite
3 Children 1. David Wm Edis 1890 #24352
2. Margt Estella Edis 1892 #5210
3. Eliz Edis 1894 #12980
10. Clara Jane Edis 1865 #20618 wed 1891 #1791 to Andrew Carnie Morris 1864 #18242 born at Seymour, and lived at Numurkah, 6 Children
11. Ruth Edis 1868 #18292 wed 1893 #523 to Wm Jno Davenport Dunlevey who appears to be a son of Emma Foster and James Dunlevey, and lived at Katamatite then Tallarook, 8 Children

Thomas Oliver Edkins

See Edkins Family Chart, family moved to Queensland about 1870
Thomas Oliver Edkins died in August 1849, and his widow joined her sons who had migrated to Australia.
Eakins / Edkins (William?) arrived 1839-12-18 on Cleveland from London 07-25 via Plymouth 08-08
Edkins William, died 1851-06-20 aged 30 at Pt Adelaide; buried Alberton St Paul Anglican Cemetery
Edkins E, J, J B arrived 1849-02-10 on Candahar from Plymouth
Edkins Thomas, Caroline (wife) (35,32) arrived 1850-09-23 on Lysander from Gravesend 06-03 via Plymouth 06-15
Source - Catherine Edkins, one of the 7 chn of of Thomas Oliver Edkins and Louisa Ann de Winton of Bridgnorth, in Shropshire.
Mrs Louisa Edkins aged 52 travelled cabin class to Australia, arrived in Melbourne on May 1852 on the Diana with Miss Catherine Edkins aged 22, John Edkins aged 13, Edward R (Rowland) Edkins aged 11 and Mary Sophia Edkins aged 6,
Along with 260 other immigrants on the 107 day voyage from England of the ship, 'Diana', was a 24 year old 'student' from Dumfries in Scotland, named Alexander Calder Halliday Oliver aged 24 who later wed fellow passenger Catherine
They joined her sons who were established in Port Phillip
7 Children 1. Henry James Edkins 1820 - 1875 aged 55, wed 1847 #3966 at Presbyterian, Portland, to Ann Pullen
2. George Frederick Edkins 1827 - Apr-Jun 1897 aged 69 died in Lambeth, UK
3. Catherine Edkins 1829 - 1875 aged 45
4. Charles Edkins 1832
5. John Edkins died 1837 - 1857 #2513 aged 19
6. Edward Rowland Edkins 1840 7. Mary Sophia Edkins 1845
3. Catherine Edkins 1830 - 1875 aged 45 wed 1853 #1026 to Alexander Calder Oliver 1826 - 1857 #5914 aged 30, son of Hellen and Samuel Oliver of Dumfries, and widow Catherine Oliver wed 1861 #1154 to James Barrett and had another 10 children, Mrs Catherine Barrett died in January 1875, at the age of 45.
4. Charles Edkins 1832 - 1924 aged 91 died at Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, wed 1868 #3622 to Louisa Jane Huey 1847 - 1923 aged 76, from Birmingham.
Source - The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880) Saturday 5 December 1868
On 25th Nov. at St. Luke's Church, Emerald Hill, Victoria, by the Rev. Mr Dickinson, Charles Edkins, Esq., of Carpentaria, to Louisa Jane Huey, fourth daughter of the late doctor - Walter Huey, Esq., M.D., of New town, Llmmavaddy, county Derry, Ireland, and Launceston, Tasmania.
3 Children 1. Louisa Alathea Edkins in 1870
2. Catherine Grace Edkins 1872 - 1946 aged 74
3. Charles Beresford Edkins 1876 - 1904 aged 28
6. Edward Rowland Edkins from Shropshire wed 1867 #3446 to Edwina Maria Huey from Launceston, daughter of Dr Walter Huey (1797-1843) of Launceston. Tasmania, and his wife Alethea née Martin.
8 Children 1. Alethia Louisa Edkins 18 Aug 1868 - 4 May 1869 lived 8 months
2. Eustace Edkins 14 Sept 1869 - 24 Sept 1869 lived 10 days
3. Edward Rowland Huey Edkins 30 Jan 1871 - 23 Jun 1939 aged 68,
4. Edwina Mary Edkins 26 Aug 1872
5. Amie Huey Edkins 19 Apr 1874
6. Beresford Harry Huey Edkins 12 Aug 1876 - 1964 wed in NZ 1934 to Alfreda Ethelwyn Steward Rathbone 1901
7. Kate Huey Edkins 31.12.1877 wed in Qld 1899 to Robert James Wedgwood 1877, son of Margare Hawkins 1831 and Robert Wedgwood 1823
8. Boyd Robertson Huey Edkins 12 Dec 1882 - 1930 wed 1906 to Katherine Muriel Edwards - see Racing driver
1. Edward Rowland Huey Edkins 31 Jan 1871 - 23 Jun 1939 aged 68 born and died in Qld, wed 1894 to Lucy Elizabeth Rule 1873 - 28 Dec 1954 aged 81y dau Elizabeth MacAlister and John Rule and had 3 chn.
Elizabeth MacAlister and John Rule in Qld, parents of Robert Colin Rule 1870, Francis George Rule 1871, Lucy, Annie Lynette Rule 1876, Helen Rule 1878,
7. Mary Sophia Edkins 1844/45 Bridgnorth Shrop. Eng, wed William Clarke on 9 Jan 1868 in the House of Mrs Edkins, Bowen QLD, according to the Rites of the Church of England
7 Children 1. Mary Lousia Clarke 3 Jan 1869 Qld, d.14 Feb 1933 NSW
2. Edith Clarke 1 Mar 1871 Qld wed Walter E. Bethel 5 July 1895 NSW d.21 Dec 1929 only one child Marjorie E Bethel.
3. Kate Alice Clarke 22 Apr 1872 Qld, d.1 Mar 1952 NSW
4. Olive Clarke 14 Sept 1873 Qld, d.7 Jan 1935 NSW
5. William Rowland Clarke 11 Oct 1874 NSW, d.18 Jan 1893 Qld
6. Dora Edwina Clarke 10 May 1877 Qld wed Norman Lethbridge ca.1922 NSW, d.14 Jul 1966 NSW
7. Charles Edward Clarke 21 Nov 1878 Qld wed Alice Shoppe 1911 d.21 Jun 1947, chn Rosemary Clarke, Betty Clarke and Charles Rowland Clarke


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