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Francis Robert and Ann Facey

Francis Robert Facey 1827 - 1885 #796 aged 58, son of Elizabeth Spencer and Richard Facey, wed 1861 #40 to Ann Duffy/Duffey 1836 - 1916 #9373 aged 79, daughter of Margaret Sullivan and Charles Duffy, and lived at Carngham in Victoria
7 children 1. Francis Spencer Facey 1862 #1152
2. Ann Facey 1863 #6729
3. Amelia Facey 1865 #7242
4. Richard Facey 1868 #1335
5. Charles Thomas Facey 1870 #7445
6. Thomas Facey 1872 #14667 lived 1 day
7. Jno Henry Facey 1880 #7352 - 1964 #13785 aged 84 died at Ballarat
2. Annie Facey 1863 #6729 - 1949 #16753 aged 85, wed 1887 #6783 to Frederick William Merifield 1861 #21701 - 1898 #11332 aged 36, 4 children
3. Amelia Facey 1865 #7242 - 1954 #18066 aged 89, wed 1892 #4292 to Robt Adams
4 Children 1. Thomas Charles Adams 1893 #30120
2. Annie Adams 1896 #2030
3. Mary Elizth Adams 1898 #9752
4. Francis Robt Adams 1900 #25259
4. Richard Facey 1868 #1335 wed 1905 #2134 to Annie Eliza Kennedy
7. Jno Henry Facey 1880 #7352 - 1964 #13785 aged 84 died at Ballarat, wed 1913 #6245 to Lilian May Hall 1891 #19321 - 1964 #18189 aged 73, daughter of Sarah Ann Amelia Vale and James George Hall
1 Child 1. Clifford Spencer Facey 1914 #20402

James and Elizabeth Facey

James Facey wed Sep 1844 to Elizabeth Northey in UK district of Tavistock, where the children were registered.
Elizth Facey aged 34, c1822, came May 1856 on the Spray Of The Ocean with Anthony Facey aged 8, c1847 and James Facey aged I, c1855
Elizabeth Northey 1823 - 1877 #4431 aged 54, dau of Townsend and Thomas Northey of England
4 Children 1. John Thomas Anthony Northey Facey birth Apr-Jun 1845 and Deaths Jul-Sep 1848
2. Anthony Northey Facey birth registered Oct-Dec 1847
3. Elizabeth Northey Facey Jan-Mar 1850
4. James Thomas Northey Facey Oct-Dec 1854
Alexander Nargnay aged 39 came Apr 1852 on the Calphurnia with Barbara Nargnay aged 33, William Nargnay aged 16, Mary Nargnay aged 9 and John Nargnay aged 4.
Children born in Orkney - William Norquay 4 Nov 1836, Mary Norquay 28 Dec 1841, John Norquay 29 Apr 1947, born in Melb - James Norquay 1856, Anna Bella Norquay 1857
2. Anthony Northey Facey 1847 - 1944 #1513 aged 86, born in Devonshire and died in Nth Caulfield, wed 1866 #3530 to Mary Norquay 28 Dec 1841 - 1932 #1518 aged 90, born at Herston, Orknay, Scotland and died in Essendon, Vic, lived at St Kilda then at Cranbourne
6 Children 1. Elizabeth Barbara Crome Facey 1868 #5797
2. James Alexander Norguay Facey 1871 #5746 - 1949 #22538 aged 77
3. Annabella Coomartie Facey 1873 #1828
4. Mary Robina Cron Facey 1875 #22135
5. John Norquay Facey 1878 #11567X1927
6. Anthony Thomas N Facey 1881 #1891
1. Elizabeth Barbara Crome Facey 1868 #5797 wed 1892 #1122 to Thomas Cockerill
6 Children 1. Elizth Mary Cockerill 1892 #31731 born at Cranbourne 2. Clara Evelyn Cockerill 1896 #2361R born at Colac, mother Tracey
2. James Alexander Norguay Facey 1871 #5746 - 1949 #22538 aged 77, wed 1995 #948 to Maria Seymor Poole 1867 #7598, dau of Anne Seymour wed 1864 #3069 to George Poole and lived at Cranbourne
3 Children 1. Myra Seymour Facey 1898 #18039
2. Alf Jno Seymour Facey 1900 #252
3. Robina Seymour Facey 1901 #2569 - 1901 #9305 lived 1 month
3. Annabella Coomartie Facey 1873 #1828 wed 1898 #6854 to Walter McFarlane
1 Child 1. Walter James McFarlane 1899 #17874 - 1975 #16624 aged 76, wed c1925 to Elsie Wilmott Farrell 1896 #23006, baby unnamed died 1926 #6728
3. Elizabeth Northey Facey 1849 - 1943 #20738 aged 94, from Devonshire, wed 1872 #3662 to John Manson Caldwell son of Ellen Carley Caldwell 1816 - 25 Dec 1899 #13330 aged 83, dau of Jane Eakin and John Manson died in Collingwood, Vic
2 Children 1. John Jas Wallace Caldwell 1873 - 1951 #2867 aged 78 2. Benjamin Bell Caldwell 1875 #18650 - 1952 #10634 aged 77
4. James Thomas Northey Facey 1855 - 16 Oct 1911 aged 56 from Devonshire, wed 1876 #709 to Elizabeth Ann Rich Johns 1854 #1185 - 1918 aged 64,
8 Children 1. Francis John Pugh Facey 1877 #1890
2. James Anthony Facey 1878 #15015
3. Charles Henry Thomas Facey 1882 #1861 - 1883 #1082 lived 15 months
4. Nellie Elizabeth Facey 1885 #9182 - 1963 #12149 aged 78, wed McLean
5. Mabel Grace Facey 1887 #10308
6. Edith Muriel Facey 1889 #2560 - 1970 #6579 aged 81, wed Alford
7. Florence Marion Facey 1890 #22028 - 1972 #11900 aged 81, wed Collins
8. Emily Mary Toll Facey 1893 #11948 - 1893 #13822 lived 8 months
1. Francis John Pugh Facey 1877 #1890 wed 1900 #3360 to Rebecca Bethune 1874 #1780 only dau of Mary Macdonald wed 1862 #4279 to Farquhar Bethune
2. James Anthony Facey 1878 #15015 wed 1903 #3060 to Susannah Chester Freckleton 1881 #3382

Frederick Fairchild

Frederick Fairchild wed 1860 #782 to Mary O'Brien
4 Children 1. Joseph William Fairchild 1861 #16755
2. Mary Matilda Fairchild 1863 #4528
3. Rosa Fairchild 1865 #4188
4. Francis Frederick Fairchild 1865 - 1866 - 1867 #6307 lived 12 weeks
2. Mary Matilda Fairchild 1863 #4528 wed 1882 #2933 to William Alexander Brine 1860 #9520, 2 chn

Fairhall

From an email sent 1999, - Susan(nah) Trotman, b. c 1828, in Gloucestershire, wed William Fairhall in Port Philip, Victoria, on 19 August 1851. She is my great-grandmother
and in 2004 the same person wrote, I am a descendant of William Fairhall and Susannah Trotman. My mother is a daughter of Jessie Fairhall, who is a daughter of Rowland Fairhall, who is a son of William and Susannah. I am putting together as much of our family tree as possible for my mother Gladys and would like to receive, give or assist anyone doing the same. Regards Gary Neill
William Fairhall wed 1851 at St Peter's Church Melbourne to Susannah Trotman.
1. Ruth 1854
William Fairhall registered William 1855, son of Matilda Batt at Horsham.
William Fairhall registered Isabella 1857, daughter of Isabella Wheatley at Kilmore.
Isabella Fairhall wed 1886 to Joseph Walker.
Lydia Jane Whitely Fairhall, born in Kilmore, wed 1888 to Frank Richards.
Leonard Fairhall born in New Zealand, wed 1888 to Sarah Jane White.
Alfred Ernest Fairhall born at Greymouth New Zealand, wed 1888 to Eva Price.
Ellen M Upham aged 25 came Dec 1858 on the John And Lucy
The vessel named 'John and Lucy' is very hard to find using Google and the Victorian Public Records Office site, where I could not obtain the passenger list, despite finding two passengers. Snippets I found include -
The Liverpool newspaper announced she sailed Liverp-Melb- expected 1858 with 383 Immgts passengers which included Ellen M Upham.
John Metcalfe's daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Metcalfe sailed from Liverpool, England 25 August 1858 aboard the ship "John & Lucy" as assisted immigrants. They were listed as general servants from Limerick, both could read and write. After arriving in Melbourne on the 11 December 1858 they went with James Cranly A. Division Police. James Cranley had resigned from the Irish Constabulary on the 5 April 1857 and had emigrated to Australia where he joined the Victorian Police Force on the 7 August 1857. James Cranley married Sarah Metcalf in 1859.
Agnes Mcmaster aged 25 came Dec 1858 on the John And Lucy
Robert Hagan married Agnes McMaster in Ireland in the year of 1857; very soon after Agnes migrated to Australia and rejoined Robert, who was a ships navigator - he jumped ship in Melbourne. The two of them followed the Bendigo gold trail and settled in Lamplough (Central Victoria). Between 1860 and 1873 they had seven children; five boys and two daughters. It is believed that Agnes came to Australia on the "John and Lucy" in December 1858.
Zion Methodist New Connexion,Ovenden,York,England, birth date: 25 Jul 1830
John Fairhall 1836 - 1913 #13107 aged 77, son of Mary Ann Apted and Thomas Fairhall, came 1856 on the Marco Polo, wed 1859 #822 to Ellen Maria Upham born at Chichester 1834 - 1918, lived at Essendon
9 Children 1. Emily Mary Fairhall 1860 - 1943 #13365 aged 83
2. Emma Georgina Fairhall 1861
3. Annie Louise Fairhall 1863 - 1946 #10460 aged 83
4. John Apted Fairhall 1865 died aged 11 months
5. John Apted Fairhall 1866 - 1943 #3383 aged 76
6. Ellen Naomi Fairhall 1868
7. Alfred Charles Fairhall 1869 wed 1912 #9507 to Elsie May Matda Balaam
8. George Victor Fairhall 1871
9. Maud Elizabeth Fairhall 1873
3. Annie Louise Fairhall 1863 wed 1896 #267 to Arthur Edwin Sinclair 1871 #9404 and lived at Essendon then Ascot Vale, 4 children
5. John Alfred Fairhall 1866 wed 1898 to Violet Bassett 1876
6 children 1. Alfred John Hamlyn Fairhall 1900 wed 1935 #4167 to Irene Elizth Long
2. George Wilfred Bassett Fairhall 1902
3. Violet Ellen Fairhall 1904
4. Florence Emily Fairhall 1906 wed 1942 #18615 to Brinley Hugh Jenkins
5. Emma Gwynne Fairhall 1910
6. Raymond Geoffrey Fairhall 1912 wed 1937 #16770 to Alvie Myrtle Gallacher
(may be more, the Victorian Index stopped at 1913)
6. Ellen Naomi Fairhall 1868 wed 1899 #1211 to Richd Arth Green and moved to Casterton, 3 children

Fairish


From on Fri, 19 Mar 2004
My line is re. the John Fairrish/Isabella Wood reference.
Isabella Wood actually. Incidentally, by researching Isabella I found our ancestors correct surname. Isabella was my grt.grt.grandmother's sister & she was born in Geelong. I do have some early documents of her. She died in childbirth in her early forties, as did her mother who died 1866.
Isabella Fairish nee Wood dau. of Isabella MacIntosh-Tough (ex Scotland) & John Gray Wood (ex.Yorkshire); who had married in Tasmania in 1839 (the records there were mispelled). Isabella jnr. also had a previous marriage to Thomas Campbell Main who had died.
It also looks like John Sykes (& Susannah) are the signatures as witnesses at Isabella Fairrish (nee Wood)..'s father's 2nd marriage in Geelong in 1871. (her father being John Wood). Any stories about on John Sykes. Where was he from? What did he do?
John Sykes wed 1849 to Susannah Bowden
Interestingly John Wood was buried as a Wesleyan.
bye for now.
dianne

John Fairish 1824 - 1902 #8048 aged 78, son of Elizabeth Jopling and William Fairish from England, wed 1877 #2767 to Isabella Main nee Wood 2 Feb 1847 - 1886 #4258 (surname spelled Fairrish) aged 40, and lived at Scarsdale and later at Ballarat
3 Main chn and
7 Fairish Chn
1. John Wood Fairish 1878 #5260 - 1948 #7109 aged 70
2. Alfred Robert Fairish 1879 #25816
3. Eliza Anne Fairish c1880
4. Richard James Fairish 1882 #19555
5. Charles James Joblin Fairish 1882 #6935
6. Harold Henry Fairish 1884 #14363 aged 8 months
7. Percy Otto Hoskin Taylor Fairish 1886 #15531 lived 7 months
2. Alfred Robert Fairish 1879 #25816 - 1958 #503 aged 78, born at Scarsdale wed 1909 #5143 to Emma Eliza Lovekin 1887 #4532 - 1966 #116 aged 79, and lived at Camperdown
5 children 1. Lorna Fairish 1906 - 1927 #3168 aged 21
2. Edna Isabel Eliza Fairish 1910 #1296 wed Sydney Round
3. Robert John James Fairish 1913 #28967
4. Gwendoline Elsie Fairish 1916 #1429
5. Neville Frederick 1925 - 1928 #4881 aged 3

William Fairless

From
Mary Ann Martin B: 13-1-1836, Truro, Cornwall, England who married William Fairless B: 13-1-1833, Gosforth, Newcastle-On-Tyne, England
Photo of Mary Ann Martin and her son Ernest Augustus Fairless was my Grand Father, who was a train driver. He was born in Jim Crow Creek in 1865

Fairless Joseph 29 Aug 1852 came on the Lady Head
Fairless Wm 21 Jul 1854 came on the Mermaid
Fairless Mark 39 Jan 1857 came on the Star Of The East
Fairless Jas 27 May 1857 came on the Montmorency
Outward shipping
Fairless Joseph 29 left on the Great Britain Dec 1853 to Liverpool
Fairless W 45 left on the Wellesley Mar 1868 to London
Fairless William 26 left on the Gothenburg I Oct 1865 to Hokitika
Fairless Wm 32 left on the Essex Jan 1864 to London
Using FamilySearch, He may be William Fairless christened 17 JUL 1831 at Ninebanks, Northumberland, England, son of Ann and John Fairless
John Fairless wed 13 JUN 1822 to Ann Lee at Allendale, Northumberland, England
Christened at Ninebanks, Northumberland, England
1. Edward Lee Fairless 12 Jan 1823
2. Joseph Fairless 20 Mar 1824
3. Dorothy Fairless 25 Dec 1825
4. Matthew Fairless 23 Sep 1827
5. Mary Ann Fairless 22 Feb 1829
6. William Fairless 17 Jul 1831
7. John Fairless 01 Sep 1833
8. Jane Fairless 01 May 1836
See this family at swinhopeburnfamilies
From 1881 Census
Edward Lee Fairless 1823 is a widower at Park Gill, Lead Ore Torulter & Farmer Of (12 Acres) with Dorothy Fairless 18 House Keeper, Martin Fairless 16 Labourer (Jobbing) and Edward Fairless 11 Scholar
It looks like Joseph Fairless born 1824, came to Victoria, had a good look, and went home to encourage his brother William it was a good place. In the 1881 UK Census, William is at Spitall Shield, Hexham, Northumberland, UK, Farmer Of 486 Acres with a wife named Mary aged 51 Alston, Cumberland, England, and 6 still living at home, - William M. Fairless 20 Shepherd,
Mary Lee Fairless 18 Farmers Daur,
Joseph E. Fairless 16 Farmers Son,
John F. Fairless 14 Scholar,
Matthew Fairless 13 Scholar,
James E. Fairless 10 Scholar
William Fairless aged 21 came July 1854 on the Mermaid and wed c1856 to Mary Ann Martin, lived at Castlemaine, Yandoit,
9 Children 1. John Bate Fairless 1857 #16575
2. Dorothea Ann Fairless 1859 #4088
3. Mary Ada Fairless 1861 #22571
4. William Arthur Fairless 1863 #23867
5. Ernest Augustas Fairless 1866 #5793
6. Linda Caroline Fairless 1870 #20430
7. Joseph Edwin Fairless 1872 #27336
8. Clara Celine Fairless 1875 #6426
9. Lillian Eveline Fairless 1876 #26860
1. John Bate Fairless 1857 #16575 - 1935, wed 1885 #4704 to Agnes Ralston 1860 - 1920, Children provided by on 9 Aug 2009
3 Children 1. William Samuel Fairless 1889 - 1919 died at Mooroopna
2. Vernon John Leslie Fairless 1892 - 1981
3. Norman Whiteford Fairless 1895 - 1960
2. Dorothea Ann Fairless 1859 #4088 wed 1888 #1192 to Henry Mckay Wilson from Aberdeen
6. Linda Caroline Fairless 4 July 1870 #20430 - 7 Oct 1917 aged 47, died at Wandin, Victoria, wed 20 August 1902 at Brides Parents' home, "Gosforth Park", Baulkmaugh, Victoria Aust to Thomas Sebire Birth 4 January 1873 - 31 August 1942 (Age 69) born at Wandin, Victoria, Australia, died at Royal Park, Victoria, Australia , son of Martha Rihoy and Henry Sebire of St Sampson, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Marriage 1 August 1922 (Age 49) Nellie Gaudion - [View Family] -- Brides Parents' Home, Wandin Yallock, Victoria_ Australia, 9032. View web page by John Sebire

Great Great Grandfather John Martin c1800 from Cornwall England
sherylwhiteoak (abbie2636 at hotmail com) Posted: 15 Jan 2001
Having trouble locating my great great grandparents John Martin and Mary Ann Gilbert. Also birth of great grandmother Mary Ann Martin born 13 Jan 1836 Truro? Cornwall. Mary Ann Martin emigrated to Australia in 1856. Possible brother Samuel, christened 20 June 1830 Copper House Chapel Wesleyan-Methodist, Hayle, Cornwall England. Does anyone have a link to any of these names. Can some one suggest way of finding these, as Samuel is the only one I have been able to locate so far and I am unsure whether he is really related as yet. Thankyou.
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Sheryl whiteoak at australiaonline e net e au Posted: 13 Jan 2003 and wrote again Sat, 5 May 2007
Surnames: Fairless; Martin; Hunkin; Whiteoak.
My greatgrandmother Mary Ann Martin arrived in Australia about 1856 aged 20 lived with her husband? William in Castlemaine Victoria in 1857 when the first child was born: they were later at Yandoit in 1872 when my Grandfather Joseph was born and then moved to Numurkah about 1880 and lived there until their deaths. I have been unable to find out anything about Mary Ann. Neither have any of our other family researchers. She is a mystery. Only information we have comes from death certificates and childrens birth certificates. But people did lie back then too, didn't they. Regards Sheryl
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arnon50 Posted: 9 Jul 2006
Looking for any information on my great great grandfather William Fairless married to Mary Ann Martin. Can't find any record of their marriage, and also hoping to find details of their families in Northumberland and Cornwall respectively.My great grandfather was Ernest Augustas Fairless born in Yandoit 1866, brother of Joseph Edwin Fairless.
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sherylwhiteoak1951 (whiteoak at ozonline com au) Posted: 12 Jan 2007
Sorry again I didnt see your message until tonight please contact me via my email address. Joseph Edwin was my grandfather.


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