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David Edis, Thomas Oliver Edkins, James Edward,
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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 12 chn of of Thomas Oliver Edkins and Louisa Ann de Winton of Bridgnorth, in Shropshire. In 1852, aged 22, Catherine Edkins travelled cabin class to Australia with her mother Louisa (then aged 52), and siblings John (13) and Edward Rowland (11), and her sister Mary Sophia (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
Mrs Louisa Edkins aged 52 on May 1852 on the Diana with Miss Catherine Edkins aged 22, John Edkins aged 13, Edward R Edkins aged 11 and Mary Sophia Edkins aged 6, joined sons
Henry James Edkins 1820 - 1875 aged 55, wed 1847 #3966 at Presbyterian, Portland, to Ann Pullen
John Edkins died 1837 - 1857 #2513 aged 19
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,
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 Walter Huey, Esq., M.D., of New town, Llmmavaddy, county Derry, Ireland, and Launceston, Tasmania.
Louisa Alathea Edkins in 1870
Catherine Grace Edkins 1872 - 1946 aged 74
Charles Beresford Edkins 1876 - 1904 aged 28
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.
Mary Sophia Edkins b/bp 1844/45 Bridgnorth Shrop. Eng, wed William Clarke on 9 Jan 1868 in the House of Mrs Edkins, Bowen QLD,(4) according to the Rites of the Church of England.
Edward Rowland Huey Edkins 1870 - 23 Jun 1939 aged 68, wed Lucy Elizabeth Rule 1873 - 28 Dec 1954 aged 81y dau Elizabeth (MacAlister) and John Rule

James Edward

From on Monday, 30 June, 2008
Hello Elizabeth:
My Mary Ann Flynn was born in Dundee in 1835 daughter of William Flynn and Sara Boyd, and married Alexander (Boyd) Edward on 21 Feb 1853 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, just prior to the Edward family sailing to Australia. Mary Anne died 31 Mar. 1905 Ballarat.
Alexander Boyd Edward was born 1834 in Dundee and died 10 Jan 1914 in Ballarat, and they are my great great grandparents.
I have wondered if Sara was related to Euphemia Boyd who married James Edward (b.1812 Dundee d.28th Mar. 1886 Ballarat) in Dundee 3 Feb.1832. Euphemia's parents were Alexander Boyd and Euphemia Keillor.
Hope this info is of interest to you. Tricia

James Edward wed 03 Feb 1832 to Euphemia Boyd at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, where the children were christened
James Edward 40 came June 1853 on the Childe Harold with Euphemia Boyd 38 and 6 children, and lived at Carngham, Beaufort.
Euphemia Edwards 1815 - 1879 #1570 aged 64, dau of Euphemia Keillor and Boyd of Dundee. I have found in FamilySearch, a submitted entry
Eupham Keillar Female wed Alexr. Boyd About 1803 Of, Dundee, Angus, Scotland
James Edward 1812 - 1886 #216 aged 74 son of Trezisa Bell and died at Ballarat
6 Children 1. Mary Ann Edward 18, 1833, wife of Alexander
2. Alexander Edward 24 Aug 1834
3. William Edward 01 Aug 1838
4. David Edward(s) 08 Sep 1842 - 1867 #5516 aged 24 years
5. Euphemia Edward 14 Sep 1846
6. Andrew Edward Infant 1852
2. Alexander Edward 24 Aug 1834 Dundee, Angus, Scotland wed 1835 in Dundee to Mary Ann Flynn, came June 1853 on the Childe Harold and lived at Bunningyone 1856, then Carngham and in c1870 to Ballarat
8 Children 1. William Edward 1856 #4925
2. James Edward 1859 #7661
3. Sarah Edwards 1861 #13879 - 1864 #5472 lived 3 years
4. John Johnston Edward 1864 #1184
5. Charles Edward 1866 #7025
6. Euphemia Edward 1868 #1348 - 1931 #56 aged 63, wed Parton
7. George Watson Edward 1871 #6913
8. Alice Mary Edward 1873 #21721
Not ours? Alexander Edward wed 1884 #138 to Catherine Emma Gardner 1863 #6705 lived at Carngham, Ballarat
2 Children 1. Alfred Charles Edward 1886 #8573 lived 11 weeks
2. Herbert Alexander Edward 1887 #25877
1. Euphemia Edward 1859 #7654 wed 1885 #2705 to George John Parton 1864 #20353, and lived at Richmond, 2 Children
3. William Edward 01 Aug 1838 wed 1858 to Mary Ann Catsby/Gadsby and lived at Carngham, Beaufort
8 Children 1. Euphemia Edward 1859 #7654
2. Mary Ann Edwards 1860 #13962
3. Catherine Edwards 1862 #13163
4. Teressa Edwards 1864 #20489
5. Jane Edward 1868 #1353
6. Anna Edward 1870 #7458
7. Margaret Helen Edward 1872 #14677
8. Agnes Lang Edward 1874 #14396
9. Lillie Edward 1877 #7550
10. Percy Wm Edward 1880 #13413
11. Alice Edward 1883 #6980
2. Mary Ann Edwards 1860 #13962 wed 1888 #8296 to Michael Pimblett 1863 #10174
8. Alice Edward 1883 #6980 - 1960 #30345 aged 77, born at Beaufort wed 1906 #7934 to Edwin Corris Kewley 1880 #25903 - 1964 #26320 aged 84
5. Euphemia Edward 14 Sep 1846 born at Dundee wed 1880 #2499 to George Watson and lived at Geelong
1 Child 1. Euphemia Watson 1880 #22898 - 1880 #10112 lived 1 day

Martin Egan

Martin Egan 1828 - 1884 #4938 aged 56, came c1856 with Julia Casey 1824 - 1885 #1966 aged 60 dau of Mary Donahue and Thomas Casey, and lived at Kingower, Inglewood, both died at Kingower
5 Children 1. Thomas Egan 1854 - 1865 #8974 lived 11 years
2. Patrick Egan 1857 #2190 lived 7 months
3. Catherine Egan 1862 #8941
4. Thomas Egan 1866 #8799
5. Margaret Egan 1869 #9206
3. Katherine Egan wed 1885 #6356 to Cyrus Robert Radnell 1895 - 1965

John Elder

Mrs John Elder aged 30 came Jan 1857 on the Dream with Edward Elder 7, William Elder 3 and Elizabeth Elder 2.
John Elder came Jan 1857 with Helen Turpie from Fifeshire
9 Children 1. Edward Elder 1850
2. Wm Elder 1854 - 1930
84 aged 76
3. Christina
Elder 1855 - 1929 #11147 aged 74
4. John Elder 1858 #778 - 1932 #2771 aged 74
5. Andrew Elder 1859 - 1861 #4023 lived 17 months
6. James Andrew Elder 1861 #12278 - 1939 #2242 aged 77
7. Sarah Elder 1863 #16113
8. David Alexander Elder 1865 #10338 - 1954 #3939 aged 88
9. Louis Elder 1868 #4284
2. Wm Elder 1854 - 1930 #84 aged 76 wed 1887 #6244 to Lavinia Wood and lived at Ascot Vale
2 Children 1. Helen May Elder 1888 #26251 - 1957 #27 aged 63, wed Charles Robert McGregor
2. Wm Leslie Elder 1896 #263 - 1944 #2343 aged 47
3. Christina Elder 1855 - 1929 #11147 aged 74, wed 1880 #4614 to Alexander Christie from Aberdeen
1 Child 1. Edward Alexander Christie 1882 #10812 - 1927 #16032 aged 44
4. John Elder 1858 #778 wed 1886 #2577 to Alice Ainsworth nee Stafford and lived at Williamstown
5 Children 1. John Henry Elder 1886 #28683
2. Myrtle Mary Elder 1888 #32237
3. Alice Annie Elder 1890 #37588
4. Martin Stafford Elder 1895 #25576
5. Charl Ctina Elder 1898 #7507
7. Sarah Elder 1863 #16113 wed 1887 #4417 to William Sadler and lived at West Melbourne
3 Children 1. John Sadler 1888 #22705
2. Helen Sadler 1890 #5815 - 1958 #4331 aged 68, wed Whykes
3. Doris Sadler 1894 #31389
8. David Alexander Elder 1865 #10338 - 1954 #3939 aged 88, wed 1889 #5995 to Jennie Agnes Maggs 1866 #3625 - 1925 #9983 aged 59, dau of Elizth Bould and George Maggs
1 Child 1. Rupert David Elder 1890 #12493

William Eldershaw

he Argus Melbourne, Vic. Thursday 15 September 1853, Shipping arrived September 14.-
Nimrod, ship, 893 tons, John Pearse, from London 9th June, and Plymouth 19th June Passengers-cabin: Mr. and Mrs. Barton, and Miss Adams ; two hundred slxty-seven in the steerage J. Henty, agent.
The Nimrod, from London, spoke the Duke of Lancaster, from the same port, for Adelaide, cn the 10th July, in Lat, 4 ° 10', N. long, 10 ° 30, w, all well,
William Eldershaw 1792 - 24 Feb 1862 #3258 aged 70 son of Mary and John Eldershaw of London
William Eldershaw aged 61 came Sep 1853 on the Nimrod leading a group of 8 young people
William Eldershaw wed first c1815 to Mary Onion and chn Matilda and George came to Melbourne
William Eldershaw wed second on 14th Oct 1829 in St Pancras to Harriet Casey c1805 - 1847 aged 42, died when twins were born.
8 Children 1. Matilda Eldershaw aged 34, 1816 in St Marylebone?, London, England c: 2 Jun 1816 in St Mary, St Marylebone
2. George Eldershaw aged 26, 30 Aug 1824 in St Marylebone?, London, England c: 21 Sep 1824 in St Mary, St Marylebone
3. Clara Eldershaw aged 21, c1831 - 1893 aged 63
4. Henrietta Eldershaw aged 19, c1833
5. Harriett Eldershaw aged 15, c1837
6. Emma Eldershaw aged 13, c1839
7. John Eldershaw aged 11, c1841
8. Ellen Eldershaw aged 6, c1847 - 1896 aged 42 died in Beechworth
9. Mary Eldershaw twin of Ellen died with mother
5. Harriett Eldershaw aged 15, c1837 wed 1862 #3694 to Julius Hamel 1822 - 14 May 1894 aged 72, came to Victoria in the Great Britain, arriving at Melbourne on 12 November 1852 (The Argus for 13 is missing the inner page containing shipping details, Geelong Advertiser for Sat 13 Nov 1852 reports' Arrived Nov 12, Great Britain, steam ship, from Liverpool.)
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 15 November 1862
marriage Hamel—Eldershaw.—On the 1st inst., by special licence, at Christ Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. David Seddon, M.A., Mr. Julius Hamel, lithographer, to Harriet, fourth daughter of the late William Eldershaw, London, Middlesex.
May be his father - Julius Hamel 1805 - 1855 #2885 aged 49, son of Jean Baptist Hamel, died in Vic, from Staf
and maybe a brother - Eugen Louis Hamel from Germany, wed 1874 #3649 to Louisa Ann Jackson
7 Children 1. Leopold Hamel 1863 #21925
2. Fredericka Clara Hamel 1865 #18856
3. Edward Henry Hamel 1867 #14202
4. William Sigismun Hamel 1870 #7808
5. Ludwig Frederick Hamel 1872 #5849
6. Rosalie Henrietta Hamel 1873 #27343
7. Harriet Julia Hamel 1878 #19428
6. Maria Emma Eldershaw 1839 - 1927 wed 16 Mar 1859 #349 to William Elsum Jul 1829 - 03 Nov 1899 #16508 aged 70, 7 Children

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