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Families featured
David and Jane Flett, David and Martha Flett,
James Flett, James Peace Flett, James and Ann Flett, James and Isabella Flett,
John and Georgina Flett, John and Mary Ann Flett, John and Susan Flett,
Margaret Flett, Peter and Anne Flett, Thomas and Mary Jane Flett,


David and Jane Flett

David Flett 1808 - 1898 and Jane Spense Wood 1811 - 1894 died at Moonambel, Victoria, came on the Tantivy 1853
6 children 1. Henry Baxter Flett 1847
2. Mary Agnes Baxter Flett 1849
3. Helen Gordon Flett 1851
4. Margaret Flett
5. Agnes Mary Flett
6. Ann McLachlan Flett

David and Martha Flett


David Flett c1827, aged 25 came Dec 1852 on the Grampian with 252 Unassisted Immigration passengers
David Flett from Orkney Islands wed 1876 #2798 to Martha Anne Matthews 1857 #6251 - 1943 #3355 aged 86, dau of Elizabeth Benbow and Edmund Matthews born in Geelong, and lived at Myrniong
David Flett 1838 - 1888 #8285 aged 49 son of Ellen Tait and Magnus Flett died at Ballan
3 children 1. Edmond Magnous Flett 1878 #24688 - 1879 #2521 lived 4 months
2. David Wm Flett 1880 #17776 - 1884 #10030 lived 4 years
3. David Benbow Flett 1884 #19143 embarked 26 September 1914 awarded Military Medal, discharged 2 Feb 1919 in Sydney, where David Flett wed 447/1928 to Georgina Mckinlay who died 1967 dau of Harry

James and Ann Flett


From on Saturday, 31 December 2011
Hi Elizabeth
Just found your website on the Fletts, looks like you have done a lot of work
Did you know:
At the Melbourne General Cemetery, Baptist Section, Compartment B, Grave - Unmarked Grave Buried in this plot are:
Ann Jane Flett (known as Annie) - Age 26. Buried on 23 Dec 1886
Charlotte Anne Flett - Age 11 Months. Buried on 14 Feb 1892
John Robert Lily Flett - Age 28. Buried on 20 June 1892
Ann Flett (nee Louttit) - Age 69. Buried on 8 March 1897
Also
At the Melbourne General Cemetery, Presbyterian Section, Compartment C, Grave 6 - Has a headstone Buried in this plot are:
Jemima Ann Ward (nee Flett) - Age 26. Buried on 5 Oct 1876
Ellen Flett - age 10 Months. Buried on 14 March 1854
James Flett - age 45. Buried on 14 March 1866
Thankyou for the burial records - it 'proves' I have listed the correct details for the parents James and Ann.


James Flett wed 28 Feb 1849 to Ann Louttit at Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland James Flett 27 came Feb 1853 with 189 Unassisted Immigration on the Lord Delaval with Ann Flett aged 26, and Jemima Flett aged 2, and Eliza Flett 21. Lived at Sandridge
James Flett 1824 - 1866 #3264 aged 40, son of Elizabeth Sinclair and James Flett of Orkn
Ann Louttit 1828 - 1897 #3324 aged 69, dau of Ann Covigale and James Louttit, died at St Kilda
7_children 1. Jemima Ann Flett 1850 - 1886 #14036 aged 26 born at Orkney, Scotland,
2. Ellen Jane Flett 1853 - 1854 #1171 lived 10 months
3. Margaret Sibella Flett 1855 - 1940 #6009 aged 85
4. James Flett 1857 #14150 - 1919 #14481 aged 61, died at Prahan
5. Ann Jane Flett 1860 #1640 - 1886 #14036 aged 26
6. John Robert Lily Flett 1863 #14399 - 1892 #7493 aged 28
7. Archibald William Flett 1866 #4843
1. Jemima Ann Flett 1850 - 1886 #14036 aged 26 born at Orkney, Scotland, wed 1873 #783 to Joseph Ward from Berkshire
2 children 1. Herbert Joseph Randle Ward 1873 #27016
2. James Ernest Ward 1876 #4119 - 1947 #17758 aged 71, died at Ballarat

James and Isabella Flett

James Flett 1826 - 1866 #3264 aged 40 son of Elizabeth Sinclair and James Flett of Orkn, and Isabella Paterson 1830 - 1872 #1907 aged 42 daughter of Ann Peerie and Donal Paterson of ABER, came on the Atalanta June 1856 with 382 Unassisted Immigration passengers, and lived at Nth Melb
1 child 1. John Flett 1857 #8473 - 1861 #881 lived 3 years

James Flett

James Flett 43, came Dec 1852 as Assisted Immigrants on the Marmion with Isabella 43, James 14, Peter 12, Isabella 10, Elizabeth 7, John 4 and Ann 1.
James Flett 1809 - 1880 #5275 aged 71, son of Elizabeth Sutherland and John Flett, and Isabella 1810 - 1865 #2710 aged 55, daughter of Catherine and Samuel unknown,
6 children 1. James Flett 1838
2. Peter Flett 1840
3. Isabella Flett 1842
4. Elizabeth Flett 1844
5. John Flett 1847
6. Ann Flett 1850
1. James Flett c1838 wed 1858 #2138 to Lily Fraser, no known children
2. Peter Flett c1840 - 1898 #18711 aged 59 wed 1870 #2119 to Elizabeth Young from Scotland and lived at Warrnambool
8 children 1. Isabella Flett 1871 #20457 - 1901 #15821 aged 30 years
2. Emily Elizabeth Flett 1873 #13466 - 1875 #9186 lived 2 years
3. Elizabeth Flett 1875 #13094
4. James Flett 1877 #12288
5. Robert Wylie Flett 1879 #12765
6. John Flett 1881 #26832
7 Archibald George Flett 1883 #27223
8. Stuart Hedley Flett 1886 #30402

James Flett

Lord Delaval came Feb 1853 with 189 Unassisted Immigration including Ann Flett aged 26, James Flett 27, Eliza Flett 21 and Jemima Flett aged 2
Is he - James Flett died 1866 #3264 aged 40, son of Elizabeth Sinclair and James Flett of Orkneys
Is she -
Eliza Flett from Stromness Orkney wed 1867 #1785 to Hugh Adams - probably not as this couple went on to have 9 children 1866-1883
or
Eliza Flett from Orkney Isles wed 1869 #3180 to David Begg and had 2 children Eliza Marion Begg 1870 and David Begg 1871

Ann Irvine Flett 1833 - 1863 #8101 aged 30 daughter of Amelia Irvin and David Flett of Orkn, wed 1858 #931 to James Kirkness 1826 - 1887 #10363 son of Jessie Flett and Magnus Kirkness died at Hawthorn
Eliza Flett 1845 - 1914 #2226 aged 69 daughter of Isabella Flett and James Flett died at Laen, from Stromness wed 1867 #1785 to Hugh Adams 1846 - 1915 came 1853 on the Typhoon and lived at Warrnambool, Donald then at Laen, 9 children

James and Catherine Flett

James Flett 1846 from Scotland wed 1873 #1392 to Catherine Nutting Oct-Dec 1844 - 1924 #12940 aged 80 dau of Ann Sheldon and Mark Nutting, and lived at Calton
Mark Nutting aged 34 came Aug 1853 on the Lady Kennaway with Ann Nutting aged 39, Catherine Nutting aged 8 and George Nutting aged 6. Mark Nutting wed July-Sep 1841 to Ann Sheldom in district of Birmingham, UK
George William Nutting 1847 - 1935 #4720 aged 88, from Birmingham, wed 1877 #657 to Sarah Annie Aust Jeffryes 1857 #9313 - 1939 #7497 aged 81, dau of Ellen Aust wed 1856 #3289 to Richard Jeffryes
Ann Nutting died 1883 #10409 aged 68, dau of Richard Sheldon
4 children 1. Twin Anne Flett 1874 #24072 - 1930 #12642 aged 55
2. Twin Margaret Flett 1874 #24073 - 1874 #10942 lived 1 day
3. James Mark Flett 1877 #7264
4. Frederick William Flett 1880 #921 - 1933 #10402 aged 54
5. George Nutting Flett 1884 - 1935 #9558 aged 52

John and Georgina Flett

John Flett 1833 - 1909 aged 76, wed 1864 #3421 to Georgina Tuckett 1839 - 1923 #2589 aged 82, parents not listed, and lived at Dunolly
6 Children 1. Coral Linda Flett 1864 - 1950 #20666 aged 88,
2. James Flett 1865 #2088 - 1937 wed Elizabeth Harris
3. Alexander Flett 1866 #7956 - 1900 #13410 aged 34, died at Kew, parents unknown
4. George Tuckett Flett 1872 #15732 - 1955 #18508 aged 82
5. Jessie Grinton Flett 1874 #15328 - 1960
6. Annie Jane Flett 1876 #22488
1. Coral Linda Woodward nee Flett 1862 - 1950 #20666 aged 88, with parents Georgina Tuckett and John Flett
The only listing I found has John Harris wed 1881 #797 to Coralinda McLean born at Landsborough,
2. James Allan Flett 1865 #2088 - 1937 wed 1893 #2913 to Elizabeth Harris
4 Children 1. Jno Allan Flett 1894 #2826 - 1972
2. Myrtle Jean Flett 1896 #10928" - 1960
3. Elizth Jessie Flett 1898 #18268 - 1970
4. Bernice Gina Flett 1900 #18415 - 1982
4. George Tuckett Flett 1872 #15732 - 1955 #18508 aged 82, wed 1896 #2434 to Emma Harris 1870 #18452 - 1960 #24860 aged 90, dau of John Spencer Harris 1828 - 1895 #1422 aged 66,
3 Children 1. Jno Alex Flett 1896 #27353
2. Geo Harris Flett 1898 #10544 - 1970 #24472 aged 72
3. Hector Jas Flett 1900 #18411 - 1950
6. Annie Jane Flett 1876 #22488 wed 1896 #2863 to Francis King and lived at Footscray
3 Children 1. Ireen Vic May King 1897 #19255
2. Silvia Franses King 1899 #10603
3. Jessie King 1901 #11233

John and Mary Ann Flett

The Constance came Oct 1851 with 463 Assisted British Immigrants including John Flett 44, Mary Ann Flett 44, John Flett 20, Peter Flett 18, Eliza Flett 16, William Flett 15, Ellen Flett 11, Mary Ann Flett 13, Margaret Flett 9, Isabella Flett 8, James Flett 6
John Flett 44, Mary Ann Irvine 44 died 1855 #291 aged 48, daughter of Christinia Johnston and George Irvine of the Orknes
4 Children 1. John Flett 20, c1830
2. Peter Flett 18, 1833 - 1862 #3188 aged 29 born at Stro
3. Eliza Flett 16 c1834
4. William Flett 15, c1836
5. Mary Ann Flett 13, 1838 - 1884 #5352 aged 45, wed McCulloch
6. Ellen Flett 1840 - 1867 #9398 aged 27 born at Stro
7. Margaret Flett 9, 1842
8. Isabella Flett 8, 1843
9. James Peace Flett 6, 1847

From on Saturday, 31 December 2011
Subject: John Flett and Margaret Winchester
The copy of their 1861 wedding certificate, in my files, has the names of their parents, etc. and where they came from originally. Margaret Winchester came from Inverness, Scotland. Her daughter Cecilia married a Minnie and was later known to the family as Grandma Minnie. My wife has worn her ring for the past 25 years.
John Irwin Houston, Texas
Which John wed Margaret Winchester?



1. John Flett wed 1861 to Margaret Winchester and lived at Collingwood. Margaret Winchester aged 21 came Apr 1855 on the Gambia -
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Monday 23 April 1855 - Arrived at the Heads, 21 Apr, and at Hobson's Bay 22 Apr, Gambia, ship, 667 tons, H, Anderson from Liverpool 28th December, with 210 Govern- ment immigrants. Marshall, Kirk and Co,
and in Column 2, 3rd paragraph, a lovely story of the Gambia's contacts, with dates and locations, so an enthusiast can plot the voyage as the ancestor approached Australia.
3 children 1. John Winchester Flett 1862 #13884 - 1862 #8367 lived 3 months
2. Cecilia Ann Flett 1863 #19891
3. David Winchester Flett 1865 - 1926 #2312 aged 61
2. Cecelia Ann Flett 1863 #19891 - 1946 #6586 aged 83, wed 1885 #6720 to William Minnie 1859 - 1899 #3226 aged 38, son of Elizabeth Thompson and James Minnie, and lived at Collingwood
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Tuesday 17 January 1899 has the Death Notice -
MINNIE. —On the 15th January, 1899, at his residence, No. 267 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne, William, the dearly beloved husband of Cecelia Minnie, loved brother of Elizabeth and Georgina and the late John Toby, aged 38 years. Late employe Newport Workshops. So dearly loved, so truly mourned.
MINNIE. —The Friends of the late Mr. William Minnie, railway employe, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence, 267 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne, This Day (17th inst.), at half-past 2 o'clock.
4 children 1. Leslie John Minnie 1887 #2179 - 1972 #21783 aged 85, died at Brighton
2. Beatrice Ida Minnie 1889 #2425 - 1962 #1940 aged 73, wed Leschen
3. David Wm Minnie 1891 #36146 - 1876 #20790 aged 84, died at Blackburn
4. Geo Harold Minnie 1894 #23445 - 1968 #25765 aged 74, died at Beeac
David got into the News - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Tuesday 6 March 1923, page 6, Assault at Dance - David Wm Minnie was hit, 3 Mar 1923, and assailant fined 5 pounds.
Two wives appear to be
Flora Victoria Minnie nee Macinnes 1891 #21794 - 1972 #18988 aged 81, died at St Kilda, dau of Mary Ann Grant and Finlay Macinnes
Dorothy Olive Minnie nee Urch 1896 - 1963 #21488 aged 67, died at Hawthorn, dau of Edith Eliza Dennocks and James Alb Urch
3. Eliza Flett 1834 - 1871 #6989 aged 36, daughter of Marian Irvine and John Flett of Orkn, from Orkney Isle wed 1869 #3180 to David Begg and lived at Emerald Hill then at Oakleigh
2 children 1. Eliza Marion Begg 1870 #8654
2. David Begg 1871 #18507 - 1944 #20190 aged 73
7. Margaret Flett 1842 wed 1861 #2998 to Peter Moss 1834 and lived at Richmond then at Emerald Hill, 8 children
9. James Peace Flett from Orkney, wed 1875 #417 to Annie Clark born in Warrnambool, and lived at St Arnaud, Minyip, Laen before going to New Zealand
9 Children 1. Jessie Flett 1877 #8311
2. John Flett 1879 #11601 - 1892 #2616 lived 12 years
3. Peter Flett 1881 #4296
4. James Peace Flett 1883 #4156
5. Thomas Flett 1884 #18951
6. Isabella Annie Flett 1887 #29596
7. Margt Flett 1889 #32537 - 1889 #17288 lived 5 months
8. Annie Flett 1891 #4545
9. Wm Peace Flett 1894 #14106 - 1895 #2888 lived 11 months

John and Susan Flett

John Flett wed 1861 #4110 to Susan Harriet Calver and lived at Collingwood. Susan Harriet Calver aged 23 came alone Jan 1857 on the Escort
2 children 1. Sutherland Calver Flett 1863 #13399
2. Harriet Flett 1864 #21180 - 1865 #648 lived 3 weeks
1. Sutherland Calver Flett 1863 #13399 wed 1892 #3591 to Hannah Jane Smith and lived at Minyip
3 children 1. Elizth Darker Flett 1896 #13608
2. Jno Sutherland Flett 1898 #20791 - 1906 #14255 lived 8 years
3. Lena Helen Flett 1900 #20847

Margaret Flett

The Nepaul came Oct 1852 with 372 Unassisted Immigration including Margaret Flett aged 60, died 1853 #31581 aged 79, buried from Church of England St Stephens, Richmond came with Margaret Flett 33, Mary A Flett 31 and Ellen Flett 20,

See The voyage of Thomas Lyle on the Nepaul who reported that on Monday 25th October we came on shore in the Steamer,
The Nepaul, ship, 1007 tons, W Neill commander, from London, cleared 30 Oct for Amoy, in ballast, no passengers.
1. Margaret Flett 1838 - 1916 #14539 aged 78, dau of Marjory Irvine and David Flett, wed 1864 #4219 to Joseph Garson and lived at Fitzroy then Emerald Hill
3 children 1. Margaret Ann Sinclair Garson 1865 #21295 - 1934 #3804 aged 68
2. Joseph Horatio Nelson Garson 1870 #2398 - 1951 #12349 aged 81
3. Robina Melvin Garson 1871 #23164
2. Mary Ann Scott Flett c1821 wed 1854 #3473 to George Habbijham/Hornby
1 child 1. Jane Emily Hornby 1860 #4739
3. Ellen Flett wed 1st to William Neville
Ellen Flett c1830 wed 1855 #2152 to William Neville 1831 - 1863 #5364 aged 31, son of Alice Brimson and George Neville of Liverpool, and lived at Sandridge

Peter and Anne Flett

The John Davies came Nov 1852 with Assisted Immigrants Peter Flett 39, Anne Flett 39, Annabella 8, Robina 6 Peter 5 and Elizabeth 2 from Orkneys
Peter Flett 1813 - 1893 #8956 aged 80 son of Isabella Sullivan and John Flett died at Brighton
Anne Flett appears to be Ann Trail Watt Peace 1813 - 1898 #946 aged 85 daughter of Isabella Sutherland and William Peace died at Brighton
4 children 1. Annabella Flett c1844
2. Robina Flett c1846 - 1932 #4462 aged 86 died at Brighton
3. Peter Irving Flett c1847 - 1921 #8618 aged 74 died at Brighton
4. Elizabeth Flett c1850 - 1928 #13621 aged 80 died at Brighton
1. Annabella Flett wed 1872 #4293 to Alexander Bell from Lanarkshire, no known children
2. Robina Flett wed 1871 #1268 to Herman Robert Theo Boortz from Prussia and lived at Collingwood
4 children 1. Robert Boortz 1872 #7941
2. James Boortz 1873 #22906
3. Jemima Boortz 1878 - 1879 #878 lived 8 months
4. Robina Boortz 1882 - 1882 #11738 lived 7 months

Thomas and Mary Jane Flett

Thomas Flett came on the Earl Of Sefton arrived Jan 1855 with 376 Unassisted Immigration passengers.
Thomas Flett wed 1880 #745 to Mary Jane Kelso 1856 #5840 born at Collingwood
Thomas Flett 1845 - 1902 #3917 aged 57, son of Jane Wilson and Peter Flett died at A P
Thomas Flett 1826 - 1905 #6626 aged 79, son of Matger Johnson and William Flett died at Orbost
4 children 1. Isabella Jane Flett 1881 #2425
2. Jane Elizabeth Flett 1882 #22727
3. Lilly Annie Flett 1884 #26053 - 1948 #9631 aged 63, wed 1912 #1629 to Alfred Wardlowe Brown 1885 #5215 - 1965 #15282 ahed 80, son of Janet Stocks and David Wardlaw Brown
4. Thomas James Flett 1887 #4859 - 1909 9729 aged 22


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