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John Edwin Foreman

John Edwin Foreman 18 Jan 1836 - 30 Jun 1916 12344 aged 80 son of Elizabeth Fox and William Foreman, born at Hythe, Kent, England, wed 1867 #3642 to Margaret Martin 1844 #33968 - 1924 #12224 aged 79, daughter of unknown (Frances Jane) Keane and James Martin born at Portland, lived at The Springs
6 Children 1. William Edwin Foreman 1869 #5305
2. Ann Matilda Foreman 1870 #19565
3. Sarah Elizabeth Foreman 1872 #19839
4. Grace Jane Foreman 1874 #12343
5. Ralph John Foreman 1877 #18809
6. Mary Charlotte Foreman 1879 #21881
1. William Edwin Foreman 1869 #5305 - 1941 #3391 aged 72, wed 1895 #2785 to Mary Emma Stanbrook 1872 #25804 - 1942 #8356 aged 69, born at 'Roke'
3 Children 1. Leslie James Foreman 1896 #16137 - 1978 #21158 aged 82
2. George Edwin Foreman 1898 #14536 - 1971 #2920 aged 72
3. Millie Emma Foreman 1899 #30973 - 1899 #16588 lived 1 day
2. Ann Matilda Foreman 1870 #19565 - 1955 #7354 aged 84 died as Mrs Moller, wed 1896 #5922 to Denis Conole 1866 #10955R born at Sandhurst
3. Sarah Elizth Foreman 1872 wed 1894 #3741 to George Vince 1873, 1 child
4. Grace Jane Foreman 1874 #12343 - 1958 #10321 aged 84, wed 1907 #1469 to Francis Tamagno 1877 #19142 born at Timor
2 Children 1. Ian Frank Tamagno 1913 #7026
2. Nancy Edna Tamagno 1916 #25022
5. Ralph John Foreman 1877 #18809 - 1925 #3415 aged 47, wed 1917 #5210 to Monica (Monecker Margaret) Mulcare 1884 #20939 - 1944 #12050 aged 60, born at Strathfield
6. Mary Charlotte Foreman 1879 #21881 - 1959 #14835 aged 80, wed 1916 #5156 to Arthur Oswald Tubb 1875 #23835, son of Emma Eliza Abbott wed 1874 #3981 to Harry Tubb from Southampton, born at Longwood

Charles Forrest

Charles Forrest from Lanarkshire, Scotland, wed 1867 #1141 to Elizabeth Whiteside, and lived at Beechworth
10 Children 1. Elizabeth Forrest 1867 #13070
2. Jane Forrest 1869 #13728
3. Charles Forrest 1871 #7273 - did he die?
4. Catherine Forrest 1872 #14103
5. Helen Ada Forrest 1874 #21025
6. Janet Forrest 1876 #20994
7. Charles Henry Forrest 1879 #599
8. Agnes Forrest 1880 #20448
9. James Frederick Forrest 1882 #20911
10. Thomas Matthew Forrest 1884 #22361
1. Elizabeth Forrest 1867 #13070 - 1938 #17178 aged 69, wed 1898 #2793 to Geo Selby 1867 - 1951 #22179 aged 84, son of Eliza Hardy and Francis Selby of England and lived at Beechworth
3 Children 1. Geo Hy Francis Selby 1898 #24091
2. Nellie Elizth Booth Selby 1901 #8555
3. Rosetta Alice Ethel Selby 1904 #15378
2. Jane Forrest 1869 #13728 wed 1898 #2796 to Jas Bloomfield Elmer, and lived at Beechworth, 5 Children
4. Catherine Forrest 1872 #14103 wed 1901 #493 to Ernest Crook of London

Zephaniah Forrester

From Sue, (email bounced) on Thu, 4 Jan 2001
Researching the family tree of Zephaniah Forrester b.London 1825 m. Caroline Wilson 1852 London. They had 6 children in Vic between 1858 and 1869. Apparently he was a baptist minister in the Lauriston, Kyneton areas. His daughter Martha Sophia Forrester m. George Eugene Didier in 1891, my g great grandmothers brother. Any info on Zephaniah greatly appreciated.
ALSO researching a different Zephaniah Forrester b.1854 at St.Pancras, Old Church, London who m. Susan Noble Holbrook, Vic 1889 and had 8 children. Both Zephaniahs I believe to be related! Can any one help?
Regards Sue Burns,Melbourne
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From: faye douglas Thu, 4 Jan 2001
Hi Sue,
I have just started researching my brother in laws family tree and believe your Zephaniah Forrester and Caroline Wilson are ancestors of his.
Zephaniah Forrester married Caroline Wilson.
One of their children Elizabeth Sabina born about 1863 and died Castlemaine, Vic. 1957 married William Thomas Elderfield.
They had 3 children one of which was Phyllis Olive Adeline who married Phillip Edward Archer.
They had four children one of which was Mavis Yvonne Archer who married Walter Cyril Cole on 12/12/1946 (both now deceased).
Mavis and Walter Cyril Cole had 4 children one of whom is Peter Francis Cole who is my brother in law.
I have only just begun my research and any info you may able to supply would be greatly appreciated. If I can be of any help to you please let me know. Faye
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From: Sue Burns Thu, 4 Jan 2001
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Hi Faye,
Thanks for your response. Yes your family will be related! There are actually 3 Zephaniah Forresters - which had my friend and I intrigued for a while, until we got some certificates.(we both had different female forresters on our trees and both with a Zephaniah as a father - how unusual is that!!)
So we set out to prove a connection and to see if we were related.
Your Z(no.2) who m. Caroline Wilson had a father Z (no.1) who m.Sarah Chattaway in 1813 and he would have been b.approx.1790.
Z(no.3), a brother of Eliz Sabina was born in 1854 St.Pancras, London, the first child, all the other 6 born in Vic.
He must have come out to Aust. with his parents between 1852-1858 so that is a shipping list to yet look up. BUT, his mother is listed as a Mary Anne,not Caroline Wilson - a mystery to work out.
Was he born to a different mother 2 years after his father m.caroline or was her name Caroline Mary Anne Wilson?
(no.3) m.1.Annie Robinson and 2.Susan Holbrook.
It might be best if you email me your postal address (privately) so I can post you a copy of the very large tree we have now constructed and I have relevant certificates I will send you. It was great hearing from you- will talk again soon! Regards Sue,

Marriages Sep 1851 at St Pancras - Zephaniah Forrester and Caroline Wilson
Zephaniah Forrester from London, came c1857 with Caroline Wilson, and lived at Footscray
7 Children 1. Zaphaniah Forrester 1852 - 1924 #8949 aged 72
2. William Abner Forrester 1858 #416 - 1941 #22409 aged 84
3. Francis Walter Forrester 1859 #10834 - 1934 #14111 aged 79
4. Elizabeth Sabina Forrester 1863 #2800
5. Arthur Henry Forrester 1865 #22845 lived 5 months
6. Caroline Ada Forrester 1867 #9210
7. Martha Sophia Forrester 1869 #3128 - 1955 #2681 aged 86, died as Mrs Pattison
1. Zaphaniah Forrester 1852 - 1924 #8949 aged 72 born in London, wed 1880 #3426 to Anne Robinson 1861 - 1886 #12510 aged 25, dau of Millicent Eason and John Robinson. John Robinson aged 35 and Millicent Robinson aged 27 came March 1864 on the Coldstream as Assisted British immigrants, with Ann aged 3 and infant John
Zephaniah Forrester born in London, wed 1889 #8613 to Susan Noble Holbrook 1862 - 1930 #4603 aged 67, dau of Mary York and George Holbrook, died at Castlemaine. They lived at Shepparton till 1892 then moved to Taradale Susan's son Clarence Henry Holbrook 1886 #12327 - 1886 #10986 lived 10 weeks, died at Shepparton
1 child 1. John William Forrester 1884 #24146
8 children
of Susan
2. Edith (May Edith) Forrester 1890 #7673 - 1890 #9678 lived 3 months
3. Geo Arthur Forrester 1891 #17113
4. Bertie Clarence Forrester 1893 #7974 - 1893 #12293 lived 6 months
5. Alfred Ernest Forrester 1894 #33416
6. Mary Millicent Forrester 1897 #23174
7. Maud Evelyn Forrester 1899 #30319
8. Carol Eva Forrester 1902 #22233
9. May Isabel Forrester 1905 #29486


From on Sunday, 29 November, 2009
Hi Elizabeth,
I have just been looking at your above website. It is always a buzz when you come across a site that you havenít seen before and that is relevant to you.
I see that some of the correspondence on the site is dated 2001 so I presume that you have been researching the families for some time. I am a direct descendant of Zephaniah Forrester 3rd and his 2nd wife, Susan Holbrook. Their 7th child, Maud Evelyn Forrester, was my grandmother.
Are you still researching? I would love to know what information you have on the 3 Zephaniahs and where they came from in England . Also if you have any details of the family prior to the 3 Zephaniahs.
I have all of Maudís descendants if you are interested. Hope to hear from you, BARB GEBERT

2. William Abner Forrester 1858 #416 - 1941 #22409 aged 84, wed 1888 #1353 to Sarah Elizabeth Hipwell 1865 #9362 and born at 'Laur
1 child 1. Percival Roy Forrester 1893 #32922
3. Francis Walter Forrester 1859 #10834 - 1934 #14111 aged 79 wed 1884 #4743 to Cath Sarah Elderfield 1865 - 1917 #6951 aged 52, died at Wonthaggi. He was one who signed his sister Martha Dophia Didier's application for Letters of Administration of her husband's estate
6 children 1. Arthur Henry Forrester 1886 #11452 - 1954 #19941 aged 68, wed Elizabeth Florence Sweet 1888 #22974 - 1929 #12722 aged 41, dau of Margaret Ann Chellew wed 1887 #6159 to William Thomas Sweet
2. Ada Maud Forrester 1888 #21850 lived 1 year
3. Walt Francis Forrester 1892 #24796 lived 1 year
4. Hilda Carol Forrester 1896 #29094 - 16 Apr 1946 #19467 aged 51, wed Joseph William Asquith 1879 - 26 Jul 1947 son of Elizabeth Wood and William Asquith
5. Edith May Forrester 1899 #11735 - 1945 #3547 aged 45
6. Elizabeth Forrester 1906 #4333 lived 1 day
4. Elizabeth Sabina Forrester 1863 #2800 wed 1883 #1162 to William Thomas Elderfield, 5 children
6. Caroline Ada Forrester 1867 #9210 wed 1895 #143 to Jos Jas Stagg and lived at Inglewood, 3 children
7. Martha Sophia Forrester 1869 #3128 - 1955 #2681 aged 86, wed 1891 to George Didier, died as Mrs Pattison, 7 children

George Holbrook

George Holbrook aged 30 came Oct 1855 on the James Baines with Mrs Holbrook aged 29, as Unassisted Immigrants. George Holbook and Mary York settled at Taradale
5 children 1. Susan Holbrook 1856 #9967 - 1858 #4879 lived 1 year
2. Henry George Holbrook 1858 #19021
3. Sarah Holbrook 1861 #4339 - 1862 #5591
4. Susan Holbrook 1863 #4987
5. Thomas Holbrook died 1868 #9923 aged 32 weeks
2. Henry George Holbrook 1858 #19021 wed 1881 #5774 to Eliza Daddow
Susan's son Clarence Henry Holbrook 1886 #12327 - 1886 #10986 lived 10 weeks, died at Shepparton
Susan Noble Holbrook 1863 #4987 - 1930 #4603 aged 67, dau of Mary York and George Holbrook, died at Castlemaine, wed 1889 #8613 to Zephaniah Forrester born in London.
They lived at Shepparton till 1892 then moved to Taradale where 8 children were born

James Forshaw

James Forshaw appears to be Birth: 03 Apr 1832 Christening: 15 Apr 1832 at Wesleyan, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England son of Parnell Southworth and George Forshaw
James Forshaw wed 1862 #2066 to Margaret Young Rae Birth: 19 Sep 1829 Christening: 25 Oct 1829 at Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland daughter of Marion Donaldson and George Rae, and lived at Egerton
3 Children 1. Marion Forshaw 1863 #4576 - 1949 #18520 aged 86 wed Burgess
2. Elizabeth Parnell Forshaw 1866 #5489 - 1944 #5935 aged 78 wed 1892 #7284 to Andrew Kennedy
3. Agnes Forsyth Forshaw 1868 #26988
2. Elizabeth Parnell Forshaw 1866 #5489 - 1944 #5935 aged 78 wed 1892 #7284 to Andrew Kennedy 1870 #13971, lived at Ringwood and Bethanga, 3 Children
3. Agnes Forsyth Forshaw 1868 #26988 wed c1890 to David Robert Kennedy 1868 #1078, lived at Ringwood and Bethanga, 3 Children


From on Saturday, 5 March, 2011
Mary Jane Birt is a daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann Townsend, Williamís sibling, who came out on the British Empire in 1849.
I have found William being born in Swansea , Wales , 1836 and dying in Morrison , Victoria , 1879. He was on board the ď British Empire Ē in 1849, at the age of 13;
Passengers on the ship British Empire - Arrived 6-Jun-1849 - online at this link, includes
Joseph Birt aged 42, farm labourer from Gloucestershire, Church of England, both reads and writes, came with Mary Ann Birt aged 35, Joseph Birt aged 16. William Birt 13, Richard Birt 11, Thomas Birt 8, Mary Jane Birt 5, Sarah Ann Birt 3 and Emma, infant born on the voyage

Joseph Forshaw wed 1862 #333 to Mary Jane Burt 1843 - 1924 #7418 aged 81 and lived at Ballarat
5 Children 1. Emma Forshaw 1864 #19682 - 1959 #22950 wed Toutche
2. Charles Edward Forshaw 1869 #6520
3. George Forshaw 1875 #21042 - aged 66
4. William Joseph Forshaw 1878 #381
5. Florence Blanche Forshaw 1888 #414
2. Chas Edwd Forshaw 1869 #6520 - 1944 #19738 aged 75 wed 1894 #94 to Mary Ann Podger 1867 #25026- 1944 #19458 aged 77, and lived at Natimuk
3 Children 1. Chas Joseph Forshaw 1895 #5832 - 1961 #522 aged 66
2. Ida Nell Forshaw 1898 #13134 - 1963 #10473 aged 65 wed Rawson
3. Doris Mary Forshaw 1904 - 1968 #1537 aged 64 wed Strachan


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