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John Fowler, William Fowler, James Fowles, Richard Fox, Timothy Fox, William Barwick Fox,
Nicholas Frank, John Franklin, Donald Cameron Fraser, John Fraser, Robert Fraser,


John Fowler

John Fowler wed 1854 #2153 to Mary Arton/Orton and lived at Williamstown
6 Children 1. Alfred Fowler 1859 #6864
2. Harriet Elizabeth Fowler 1861 #1659
3. John Fowler 1862 #11703
4. Robert Fowler 1864 #5842
5. Mary Fowler 1865 #25709
6. Sarah Sophia Fowler 1867 #11867
7. Henry Fowler 1869 #5823
5. Mary Fowler 1865 #25709 wed 1886 #6033 to Charles Murrell

William Fowler

The Morning Light came Jan 1862 with Ann Fowler 60, William Fowler 30, Susan Fowler 26 and infant Mary Fowler
Ann Fowler 1805 - 1866 #4628 aged 61 dau of unknown Hunt and William Wood of Gloucestershire Ann Wood wed 10 Nov 1825 to John Fowler at Newent, Gloucester, England
William Fowler c1832 came Jan 1862 on the Morning Light with Susan Flannagan 1836 (various spellings) and lived at Kilmore then moved to Violet Town
7 children 1. John Fowler 1863 #21043
2. William Fowler 1865 #16171
3. Margaret Fowler 1867 #22460
4. James Fowler 1870 #3115
5. Rose Ann Fowler 1871 #24036
6. Elizabeth Fowler 1874 #17965
7. Emily Fowler 1878 #19726
3. Margaret Elenor Fowler 1868 - 1955 #6600 aged 87, wed 1900 #4992 to William Daniel Ramage 1878 - 1945 #19346 aged 67

James Fowles

James Fowles 1837 - 1911 #2406 aged 74, wed 1865 #4460 to Annie Drummond Barnsdale 1848 - 1935 #2631 aged 87, daughter of Elizabeth and Duncan Drummond, and lived at Brighton and then at Hawthorn
10 Children 1. James Robert Fowles 1866 #19872 lived 1 year
2. Alexander Fowles 1868 #21800 - 1893 #11120 aged 24
3. Louis Fowles 1871 #1025
4. Ernest Wm Fowles 1873 #25180
5. Annie Elizabeth Fowles 1876 #3996
6. Catherine Sarah Drummond Fowles 1878 #15968
7. Rhoda Victoria Fowles 1881 #8405
8. James Robert Fowles 1883 #17154
9. Charles John Fowles 1885 #18284
10. Florence May Fowles 1888 #12034
3. Louis Fowles 1871 #1025 - 1943 #11438 aged 72, wed 1895 #4097 to Lilly Crago 1869 #22036
5. Annie Elizabeth Fowles 1876 #3996 wed c1901 to Edward William (Edward William Horton) Pask 1875 #4460 born at Oakleigh, and lived at Oakleigh, 6 children
6. Catherine Sarah Drummond Fowles 1878 #15968 - 1962 #18570 aged 85, wed 1905 #651 to Bertram Chas Doolan 1879 #24852 son Ann Fleming and Charles Doolan, and lived at Oakleigh
6 children 1. Annie Marjorie Doolan 1906 #5442
2. Dorothy Joyce Doolan 1909 #13507
3. James Reginald Doolan 1910 #22020 - 1962 #2221 aged 50
4. Cath Lillian Doolan 1912 #23161
5. Ben Louis Doolan 1914 #15638
6. Beryl Flor Beatrice Doolan 1916 #23620 - 1938 #2044 aged 21
7. Rhoda Victoria Fowles 1881 #8405 - 1972 #16014 aged 91, wed 1906 #635 to Francis Alexr Lebas 1875 #11606 son of Janet Nash and Ives Lebas born at Richmond, and lived at Oakleigh
5 children 1. Francis Fowles Lebas 1907 #13187
2. Janet Annie Lebas 1908 #13819
3. Keith Alex Lebas 1914 #6549
4. Douglas Wilbur Lebas 1916 #6217
5. Doris Hope Lebas 1918 #5881
10. Florence May Fowles 1888 #12034 - 1974 #11439 aged 84, wed 1911 #582 to Richd Thos James and lived at Surrey Hills then at Castlemaine
2 children 1. Florence Gwen James 1912 #7522 - 1938 #55 aged 26
2. Thos Roy James 1918 #26126

Richard Fox

Richard Fox and Mary Ann Dalton 1833 - 1887 #11901 aged 54, dau of Amelia Sheppard and Stephen Dalton lived at Lockwood, Sandhurst
4 Children 1. Samuel Alfred Fox 1867 #22725
2. Richard Thomas Fox 1869 #9595 - 1870 #7141 lived 1 year
3. Frederick Richard Fox 1870 #24104
4. Harriet Elizabeth Fox 1874 #3328- 1934 #14000 aged 60, wed Dingfelder
1. Samuel Alfred Fox 1867 #22725, wed 1892 #661 to Magdalena Matilda Schneider 1858 #4582 - 1927 #9845 aged 69, and lived at Ascot Vale, Essendon
3 Children 1. Veronica Muriel Fox 1892 #9661
2. Daphne Laurie Fox 1894 #11569
3. Richard Dalton Fox 1900 - 1965 #10718 aged 65
3. Frederick Richard Fox 1870 #24104 wed 1894 #4908 to Bessie Kellow 1873 - 1940 #7243 aged 67, dau Lavinia Bullen and Fredk Kellow
1 Child 1. Ivy Murchison Fox 1897 #14833 - 1963 #7756 aged 65

Timothy Fox

Timothy Fox aged 21 arrived 9 Jan 1850 on the Maitland, with wife Sarah aged 21.
Timothy is an Agricultural labourer, of Brampton, Middlesex, Church of England and not able to read or write, Sarah can read. Sarah is later listed as Wareing, Waring or Werring
The Maitland brought 237 and half Statute Adullts, being 283 souls, 50 married couples, 55 single men, 53 single women, 17 boys and 14 girls aged 7-14, 14 boys and 14 girls aged 1-7, and 8 boy and 8 girl infants. The copy of the passenger list kept by NSw to claim the Bounty fare is Online
Timothy Fox 1827 - 1897 #12515 aged 70, son of Sophia Whering and Richard Fox, died at Epping
6 children 1. Rhoda Fox 1851 #27111 christened Church of England St Peters, Melbourne
2. Richard Fox 1853 - 1854 #244 aged 9 months, died at Collingwood
3. Richard Fox 1855 #9277 born at Darebin Ridge
4. Timothy Fox 1857 #379 - 1861 #8421 lived 5 years, born at Collingwood
5. Jane Fox 1858 #11358 - 1861 #8420 lived 3 years, born at Morang
6. Sarah Fox 1863 #23811 born at Wood.
7. Mary Ann Fox wed Job Humphries 1860 - 1940 #7091 aged 80 son of Sophia Gilbert and Charles Humphries
1. Rhoda Fox born at Collingwood, 1873 #1477 to William Gilbert and lived at Woollert then at Eppong
10 children 1. Sarah Jane Gilbert 1874 #8870
2. Emily Gilbert 1875 #9003
3. Eliza Ann Gilbert 1876 #16093
4. William James Gilbert 1878 #2569
5. Mary Florance Gilbert 1879 #23006 - 1967 #4397 aged 87 wed Brewster
6. Amelia Elias Gilbert 1881 #16328
7. Ada Sophia Gilbert 1883 #9149 - 1954 #5721 aged 71
8. Anny/Amy Louisa Gilbert 1885 #17413 - 1967 #27660 aged 83 wed Richards
9. Laura Millie Gilbert 1887 #19285 - 1963 #18268 aged 75 did not marry
10. Alice May Gilbert 1889 #11972
7. Ada Sophia Fox 1883 #9149 - 1954 #5721 aged 71, wed Phillip Henry Hawking death not found
3. Richard Fox wed 1881 #1895 to Mary Ann Pryor and lived in Preston, Vic
Richard Fox 1855 - 1889 #4435 aged 34, son of Sarah Werren and Timothy Fox, died at Preston
Mary Ann Fox died at Melbourne, 1939 #9556 aged 83, dau of unknown and Richard Pryor
2 children 1. Sarah Pryor Fox 1882 #25022 - 1957 wed 1909 to Andrew Montgomery Hendrie, no chn
2. William James Richard Fox 2 May 1885 #12817 - 1962 wed Nov 1910 to Edith Alice Hawking
6. Sarah Fox born at Woodstock wed 1884 #3362 to Henry Humphries and lived at Preston, then Northcote
9 children 1. Ernest Henry Humphries 1885 #5274 - 1950 #17813 aged 65
2. Albert George Humphries 1886 #17984 - 1972 #26829 aged 86
3. Charles Richard Humphries 1888 #23661
4. Fredk Humphries 1890 #35585 - 1973 #26826 aged 83
5. Alice May Humphries 1893 #15557 - 1930 #8470 aged 38, wed Gollop
6. Sarah Levina Humphries 1895 #23830 born at Preston
7. Harry Humphries 1897 #21645 - 1973 #20323 aged 76
8. Twin Edith Maud Humphries 1899 #21044
9. Twin Florence Mary Humphries 1899 #21045

Charles Humphreys born 1847 at Beckenham, Warwick, UK, and died 1933 in Mildura, Vic, wed Elizabeth Anne Weaver a needle straight sewer, born 1854 at Coughton, Warwickshire, UK, and died 1929 at Letro Station River Darling, NSW

William Fox

William Barwick Fox from England, wed 1868 #771 to Jane Christie 1849 - 1872 #4548 aged 23 dau of Margaret Sheppard and James Christie of Dund, and lived at Sandhurst William Barwick Fox from Keighley, Yorkshire, wed 10 Jan 1874 #870 to Hannah Fullerton 1851 - 1922 dau of Mary Dunn and William Fullerton of Brighton, Victoria, Australia
3 Children 1. Margaret Fox 1868 #26047 lived 5 years
2. Ann Barwick Fox 1870 #16517
3. William Fox 1872 #16921 lived 6 months
9 Children
of Johanna
4. Mary Ellen Fox 1874 #16584
5. Elizabeth Fox 1876 #3438
6. James Peter Fox 1878 #23749
7. Ada Fox 1880 #16680
8. Mabel Fox 1883 #3451
9. Ethel Fox 1885 #5566 lived 1 day
10. Albert Fox 1888 #21655
11. George Fox
12. Johanna Fox
2. Ann Barwick Fox 1870 #16517 - 1924 #5696 aged 52, wed 1900 #1651 to Alfred Gwynne 1871 #23078, 4 children

Nicholas Frank

Nicholas Frank wed 1859 #3616 to Adeline Ann Britten, lived at various places then 1870 at Whro, from 1880 at Costerfield
11 children 1. Maria Frank 1860 #16286 - 1878 #8740 aged 18
2. Elizabeth Frank 1862 #4270 lived 19 months
3. Constantine Frank 1863 #13976
4. Louisa Frank 1865 #23229 lived 15 months
5. Demetrius Frank 1868 #10330
6. Nicholas Frank 1870 #20198 - 1953 #1071 aged 82
7. Ellen Theresa Frank 1872 #27155 wed 1897 #5348 to John Alex Dunn
8. John Henry Frank 1875 #13143
9. Albert Wm Frank 1880 #7918
10. George Frank 1882 #15250 lived 8 months
11. Adeline Etty Frank 1884 #8646
3. Constantine Frank 1863 #13976 wed 1889 #6193 to Elizabeth Steward, deaths not in Victorian index
5 children 1. Constantine Frank 1890 #18466
2. Nellie May Frank 1892 #28351
3. Ivy Muriel Frank 1894 #33977
4. Roy Frank 1897 #23680 lived 1 year
5. Adeline Ann Frank 1898 #25517
6. Nicholas Frank 1870 #20198 - 1953 #1071 aged 82, wed 1896 #5359R to Olivia Keziah Darroch nee Deslandes, 1857 #13244 - 1933 #6480 aged 76, born of Collingwood
2 children 1. Chas Nicholas Frank 1898 #15127 - 1967 #22026 aged 68
2. Edith Ellen Frank 1900 #23094

John Franklin


From on Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Hello Elizabeth,
I am a history buff who is researching Leslie Franklin who served in WW1 and was from Yea - he was a descendant of a John and Harriet Franlkin.
Can you assist me with their relationship and also Walter Lance Franklin and Albert Franklin of Yea who also served in WW!.
I look forward to hearing anything that you can provide. Regards, Peter Bakker
I found several web sites celebrating the story of John Franklin who had an Aboriginal mother and white father, and wed Harriet Tull

John Franklin was born at Sugarloaf Creek in the Kilmore area in Victoria and later lived on Doogalook Station where he met his wife Harriet Tull c1854 wed 6 Mar 1874 #714 to John Franklin 1837 - 1921 #16179 aged 84, from Broadford and died at Yea
12 Children 1. Emma Elizabeth Franklin 1874 #26856
2. Hannah Jane Franklin 1876 #20368
3. John Charles Franklin 3 Sep 1877 #26029 - 17 Aug 1954 aged 77
4. William Henry Franklin 1880 #19866
5. George Edward Franklin 1882 #20326
6. Charles Franklin 1884 #13926
7. Arthur Franklin 1886 #30825 - 1890 #14381 lived 3 years
8. Harriet May Franklin 1888 #16900
9. Walter Lance Franklin 1890 #28976 - 1960 #3456 aged 69 served in WWI
10. Herbert Stuart Franklin 1893 #18321 - 1976 #13447 aged 83
11. Albert Franklin 1895 #8347 - 1951 #21844 aged 56 served in WWI
12. Fred Thomas Franklin 1897 #7679 - 1941 #2967 aged 44
2. Hannah Jane Franklin 1876 #20368 lived at Yea
1 Child 1. Leslie Franklin 1896 #16234 served in WWI
1. Leslie Franklin 1896 #16234 wed while in Scotland on Military Service
B2455 FRANKLIN L Franklin Leslie : SERN 878 : POB Yea VIC : POE Yea VIC : NOK Franklin John
Leslie Franklin, described when he was aged 18yrs 9mths, 5ft 7ins, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes, Presbyteriam, joined for Military Service on 23 March 1915.
Leslie Franklin wed when aged 22, at 11 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, on 24 May 1919 to Margaret McKay aged 25, daughter of Edward Johnston McKay deceased, and at the time living at 12 Meadowbank Ave, Edinburgh. John and his wife returned to Australia 17 Nov 1919 on H T Marathon
3. John Charles Franklin 3 Sep 1877 #26029 - 17 Aug 1954 aged 77, wed 30 Dec 1903 to Isabel Cox 24 May 1869 #11714 - 7 Aug 1912 aged 43, dau of Lucy Holmes and George Cox
John Charles Franklin wed c1915 to Elizabeth Higgins 1876 - 1962 #16587 aged 86, dau of Lydia Alywin from Surrey wed 1871 #812 to Francis John Higgins from Paddington
2 Children
of Isabel
1. Dolly Rubina Franklin 1904 - 1972 #5797 aged 68, wed Stewart
2. John William Franklin 1905 - 1969 #2858 aged 64
2 Children
of Elizabeth
3. Amy Matilda Franklin 1915 - 1974 #7486 aged 59
4. Mary Lydia Franklin
9. Walter Lance Franklin 1890 #28976 - 1960 #3456 aged 69
Franklin Walter Lane : SERN 3347 : POB Yea VIC : POE Melbourne VIC : NOK W Franklin Lilian Elizabeth
described as dark, brown eyes, brown hair, Page 24 describes his Active Service, and why he got into trouble while he was on leave in England - was Court Martialed for claiming wages he was deemed not entitled to.
11. Albert Franklin 1895 #8347 - 1951 #21844 aged 56
Franklin Albert : SERN 97 : POB Yea VIC : POE Melbourne VIC : NOK F Franklin John
Albert's file has a letter from his daughter Mrs Maureen Sax telling what she knew and asking about her father's Service. He enlisted twice, described as dark, brown eyes, brown hair, served as a Driver of horses

Donald Fraser

Donald Cameron Fraser from Scotland wed 1882 #1078 to Amy Ursula Hicks and lived at Yarrawonga
Isabella Fraser died 1872 #7264 aged 68, daughter of Flora and Donald Cameron, appears to be his mother.
5 children 1. Jane Ursula Fraser 1883 #27524
2. Isabella Cameron Fraser 1886 #8378
3. Kezia Trotman Fraser 1888 #7909
4. Richard Dale Hicks Fraser 1891 #8211
5. Mary Flor Evelyn Fraser 1894 #16937
2. Isabella Cameron Fraser 1883 - 1941 #11240 aged 55, wed 1914 #2007 to Edward Thomas Trainor

John Fraser

John Fraser wed c1856 to Caroline Strange and lived at Ballarat, she had wed 1848 #23354 to Francis Love and there were no children.
Caroline died as Carol Fraser, 1828 - 1892 #4945 aged 64, dau of Ann White and William Strange, died at Ballarat East.
6 children 1. Cath Fraser 1857 #5994 - 1935 #2965 aged 77 wed Alfred Chas Allchin
2. Wm Jas Fraser 1859 #12797 - 1936 #8791 aged 77, wed 1891 #7137 to Annie Watson
3. John Henry Fraser 1863 #12291
4. George Alfred Fraser 1867 #414 wed 1892 #550 to Mary Emma Webster
5. Frederick Arthur Fraser 1868 #14097
6. Joseph Vine Stirling Fraser 1870 #20812 wed 1894 #5489 to Maria Alfreda Johnson
1. Catherine Fraser 1857 wed 1875 #1535 to Alfd Francis Allchin
2. Wm Jas Fraser 1859 #12797 - 1936 #8791 aged 77, wed 1891 #7137 to Annie Watson
Annie Watson 1870 #11708 - 1949 #18567 aged 79 a dau of Mary Livingstone who wed 1864 #4113 to Richard Watson and had 10 chn to 1887 at Sebastapol
1 Child 1. Cecil Wm Fraser 1892 #19576
4. George Alfred Fraser 1867 #414 wed 1892 #550 to Mary Emma Webster and lived at Albert Park
Mary Emma Webster Jan-Mar 1864 - 1955 #11890 aged 90, dau of Emma Harris and Francis Webster, was born in Redruth district, Cornwall
Emma N Webster aged 31 came Nov 1868 on the Conflict with Mary E Webster aged 4 . The next year the family were united at Clunes -
Elizabeth Annie Webster born 1869 #21324 dau of Emma Nettel Harris and Francis Webster
Francis Webster wed Oct-Dec 1862 to Emma -tell Harris in Redruth
Emma Nettle Harris 1838 - 1912 dau of Emma Nettle and John Harris of Illogen, Cornwall
In 1841 Census - ,1,John Harris,40,,Coal Porter, and Emma Harris,,35, with Thomas Harris,12, John Harris,7, Emma Harris,,4, Richard Harris,1
and Emma Nettell,,70,Independent, all born in the county,
3 Children 1. Elsie May Fraser 1893 #8858 - 1976 #8820 aged 83
2. Twin Frank Percival Fraser 1895 #14
3. Twin George Harold Fraser 1895 #13 - 1955 #10220 aged 60
6. Joseph Vine Stirling Fraser 1870 #20812 wed 1894 #5489 to Maria Alfreda Johnson and lived at Ballarat
Maria Alfreda Johnson 1873 #314 - 1951 #20140 aged 79 dau of Christina Hammer and Thomas William Johnson who wed 1865 #16, lived at Ballarat, and had 10 chn, one infant death
4 Children 1. Myrtle Victoria Fraser 1897 #25384 - 1978 #29012 aged 81
2. Regd Vine Stirling Fraser 1900 #16144 - 1965 #3410 aged 64
3. Loris Joseph Fraser 1902 - 1954 #18046 aged 52
4. Gladys Kathleen Fraser 1906 - 1975 #7454 aged 69

Robert Fraser

The Birth certificate was sent by on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - on the same page as Chandler
Robert Fraser born c1825, may be Robt Fraser aged 17 came Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker, labourer, Protestant, both read and write, from Fermanagh. From FF2001 page, Robert died at GlenThompson 1897 #5332 aged 73, son of Isabella Reed and Robert Fraser (not found in Vic records). Mary Good born 1829 at Coachford, Cork, Ireland, died at Glenthompson 1907, and came 1849 on the Duke of Bronte
Robert Fraser wed 14 Oct 1853 #821 to Mary Good at Warnambool, Victoria
Robert Fraser was a Sheep farmer, aged 39, born in Inverness Scotland and Mary was 35, born in Rock Grove, Cook, Scotland and they lived in Mills St, Dunkeld when Anne was born 2 Dec 1865, and registered by her father who signed his name on 11 Jan 1865.
10 Children 1. John Fraser aged 10, 1 Aug 1854 #4884
2. Isabella Catherine Fraser 8 - 24 Jun 1856
3. Elizabeth Mary Fraser 7 - 16 Sep 1857
4. Robert Alexander Fraser 5 - 14 mar 1859
5. Henry Fraser 4 - Thomas Henry 18 Oct 1860 #20443
6. Lydia Fraser 2 - 22 Feb 1862 #11523
7. Anne Fraser 2 Dec 1865 #2074 first child registered at Dunkeld
8. Margaret Mary Ann Fraser 21 Feb 1867 #7813
9. Josephine Mary Ann Fraser 1870 #8314
10. Ethel Hilda Fraser 1874 #22297 - Helena Victoria (From FirstFamilies2001 page) 27 Aug 1874


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