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Margaret Barbour, Adeline Ellen Bennett, Frederick Dickins, John William Donnan,
Eliza Flavell, John Thomas Gilchrist, Lydia Hope, Edward Angus McCallum,
Fanny Shepherd, Johanna Shepherd, John Taylor, Emma Tissott, Martha Clara Vogel,


See the Free Family web site with thanks to Graeme Cheeseman
Alfred Free 1830 - 1854 #6251 aged 24 died son of Elizabeth and John Free of Cambridge
Harriet Free wed 1854 #1170 to Frederick Dickins and lived in Richmond
7 children 1. George Dickins 1854 #3489
2. Helen Dickins 1858 #10835 - 1859 #3618 lived 11 months
3. Agnes Elizabeth Dickins 1860 #6985 - 1863 #5161 lived 3 years
4. Charles Dickins 1863 #4258
5. William Fredk James Dickins 1865 #24369
6. Frederick John Dickins 1868 #4999
7. Herbert Peabody Dickins 1872 #25736
George Free wed 1855 #162 to Lydia Hope and no children are listed
Elizabeth Free wed 1855 #3057 to John Taylor and lived at Geelong, then Ballarat
6 children 1. George Wm Passmore Taylor 1857 #2490
2. Teresa Ann Taylor 1858 #7210
3. Frederick John Taylor 1860 #3012 wed 1887 #5672 to Emily Stewart Douglas
4. Matilda Lizzie Taylor 1861 #14442 wed 1885 #5422 to William Lane Simmons
5. Lorenzo Moore Taylor 1863 #13340
6. Rosa Alice Taylor 1865 #12851

3. Frederick John Taylor 1860 #3012 wed 1887 #5672 to Emily Stewart Douglas born at Sea

4. Matilda Lizzie Taylor 1861 #14442 wed 1885 #5422 to William Lane Simmons 1859 #12695 - 1888 #6695 aged 28, born at Ballan
Mathilda Simmons nee Taylor wed 1887 #5322 to Robert Hill

See William Free in Australia by "Graeme.Cheeseman" whose email address bounced
William Free
Source of exact dates - IGI Submitter: Darryl William BRADY Unit 2, 20 Elliott Street MIDVALE, WA 6056 with their web site William Free
also Submitter: Robert & Shirley O'loughlin 15 Colbert Court Frankston South 3199. Victoria, Australia
William Free Immigration: Dep.: 10 May 1853 Place: Southampton, England via "Lady Kennaway" and Arr.: 15 Aug 1853 Place: Melbourne, Australia as Free Settler.
William Free born 2 Mar 1829 son of Mary Finkell and Samuel Free wed 16 Nov 1848 at All Saints Church of England, Haslingfield, to Louisa Chapman 1831 - 2 Sep 1853 #337 daughter of Rebecca Daley and George Chapman of Cambridge, came August 1853 on the Lady Kennaway. Their baby died at sea, before he was named. Louisa died aged 23 of chronic diarrhoea in Upper Hawthorn on 2 September 1853, 15 days after she had landed in the colony. William who was present at the death signed her death certificate with a cross. She was buried the next day in the Melbourne General Cemetery. Their son John 1850 - 13 January 1854 #273 died the next year aged 4, leaving William aged 25 and daughter Rebecca aged 5 who wed 1875 #710 to George Collett born in Tasmania
William Free 2 Mar 1829 - 2 Jun 1890 wed 1856 #1380 to Eliza Flavell 29 Nov 1840 - 4 Mar 1912 and lived at Mt Hope, Raglan, and Mt Cole
See William Free in Australia Life and Death at Corack East
3 children
of Louisa
1. Rebecca Free born on 29 June 1849
2. John Free born in Barrington, Cambridgeshire, England on 13 April 1851 and died 13 January 1854 at Boroondara, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia .
3. Unnamed Free
14 children
of Eliza
1. John Free 1857 - 1918 #11695 aged 61
2. William Free 1858 #17943 died
3. William Free 1860 #8790
4. Samuel Free 1861 #8579 - 1939 #14201 aged 78
5. Ann (Phoebe Ann) Free 1862 #15358 - 1927 #12746 aged 65
6. James Free 1864 #11007 - 1922 #351 aged 57
7. Charles Free 1865 #17950
8. Alice Free 1866 #23489 - 1949 #18127 aged 82
9. Alfred Free 1868 #25644
10. Alexander Free 1868 #25645 lived 3 months
11. Benjamin Free 1871 #4765
12. George Bruce Free 1875 #25165 - 1948 #18952 aged 72
13. Mary Ann Free 1878 #18284 - 1948 #17853 aged 69
14. Hawsuel Earnest Free 1881 #22621
1. Rebecca Free 29 June 1849 wed 1875 #710 to George Collett born in Tasmania, lived at Mt Korong, Timor, Bealiba
10 children 1. Frederick Collett 1873 - 1945 #22620 aged 73
2. John Henry Collett 1876 #875 - 1941 #18294 aged 65
3. George Collett 1878 #1375 - 1878 #4576 lived 4 months
4. Florence Louisa Collett 1880 #3973 - 1969 #1599 aged 89 wed Smith
5. William James Collett 1881 #25003
6. George Alfred Collett 1883 #20280 - 1884 #7415 lived 9 months
7. Benjamin Charles Collett 1885 #14108
8. Sarah Ann Elizabeth Collett 1887 #642
9. Alice Eliza Collett 1888 #17672 - 1910 #374 aged 21 years
10. Saml Job Collett 1890 #19750 - 1961 #11214 aged 71 years
1. John Free 1857 - 1918 #11695 aged 61 wed 1878 #4272 to Mary King 1862 #3923 - 1942 #29518 aged 80, lived at Nurrabiel then at Noradjuha
6 children 1. John William Henry Free 1879 #76
2. Mary Madeline Emilia Free 1881 #8149
3. Gerte Hetta Isabella Free 1886 #28483
4. Walter Chas Alexr Free 1889 #15104
5. Fran Norman Roy Free 1894 #14449
6. Thomas Merlin Olave Elnathan Free 1902 #20655
3. Gerte Hetta Isabella Free 1886 #28483 wed 25 Jan 1909 to Uriah James Jackman, 4 chn
3. William Free 1860 #8790 wed 7 February 1883 #1069 to Margaret Barbour and lived at Corack
8 children 1. Mary Ann Flavell Free 1884 #1851 wed Hickmott and had 16 children
2. Eliza Ada Free 1885 #24720
3. Emily Alice Free 1887 #18774
4. Sarah Free 1889 #11501
5. Annie Free 1890 #31592 - 1892 #13498 lived 1 year
6. Annie Wilson Free 1892 #31687
7. Wm Walt Hy Free 1894 #34204 - 1894 #15418 lived 3 months
8. Allan Walt Free 1899 #19920
4. Samuel Free 1861 #8579 - 1939 #14201 aged 78, wed 6 April 1891 #2688 to Fanny Shepherd 1865 #5371 - 1927 #3247 aged 62, born at St Arnaud
10 children 1. Francis Alice Free 1892 #3080
2. Samuel John Free 1893 #2867
3. Albt Ernest Free 1894 #11034
4. Annie Grace Free 1895 #19964
5. Edw Chas Free 1897 #2602
6. Clifford Free 1899 #4132
7. Hilda Flabell Free 1901 #4487
8. Leslie Free 1902 #11605
9. Mary Jean Free 1905 #4140
10. Donald Free 1908 #20484
5. Ann (Phoebe Ann) Free 1862 #15358 - 1927 #12746 aged 65 wed 15 October 1881 #5203 to John Thomas Gilchrist 1859 #16382 son of Sarah Gardner and William Gilchrist and lived at Corack then at Watchem, 13 children
6. James Free 1864 #11007 - 1922 #351 aged 57, wed 6 April 1891 #2689 to Johanna Shepherd 1866 #18126 - 1937 #14925 aged 70, born at St Arnaud, lived at Corack, then at Lalbert
12 children 1. James Oswald Free 1892 #3082
2. Johanna Victoria Free 1893 #11921
3. Eliza Jane Free 1894 #19802
4. Jno Wm Free 1896 #2633
5. Earnest Albt Free 1897 #30681
6. Pearl Amela Free 1899 #27777
7. Harry Walt Free 1901 #20334
8. Alice Martha Free 1903 #19132
9. Geo Bruce Free 1905 #11673 - 1905 #5911 lived 1 day
10. Frank Rowland Free 1906 #19823
11. Norman Alex Free 1908 #20487
12. Allan Jos Free 1911 #21340
8. Alice Martha Free 1866 #23489 - 1949 #18127 aged 82 wed 1886 #6433 to Edward Angus McCallum 1863 - 1943 #17279 aged 80, and lived at Donald then Watchem then Wirrimbirchip, 10 children
9. Alfred Free 11 November 1868 - 22 January 1946 aged 78, wed 1890 #7042 to Emma Tissott 8 June 1862 - 10 March 1917 aged 54, died in West Australia - see letter
4 children
of Emma
1. Emma Louise Free
2. Alice Elisa Free
3. May Victoria Free
4. Charles William Free
3 children
of Eunice
5. Elsie Free
6. Arthur Donald Free
7. Violet Free
From on Sat, 10 Nov 2007
Some corrections for you - Descendants of Alfred Free
My site for the Brady Family Tree in Western Australia (this is the only place that I update)
1 Alfred Free b: 11 November 1868 #25644 in Mt. Cole, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia d: 22 January 1946 in Beverley, Western Australia
. +Married: 4 December 1890 in Mt. Cole, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia to Emma Tissott b: 8 June 1862 #14191 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Moli. d: 10 March 1917 in Cannington, Western Australia Father: Henry Tissott Mother: Emma Sutherland
*2nd Wife of Alfred Free: Married: 8 October 1919 #61 in Northam, Western Australia to . +Eunice Schmitt b: Abt. 1883 in Southwark, London, England d: 14 July 1958 in Mandurah, Western Australia i: 11 November 1913 Per "Orama" to Fremantle, Western Australia. Father: William Schmitt Mother: Amy Gordon
. 2 1. Emma Louisa Free b: 3 October 1891 #32607 in Eddington, Victoria, Australia d: 18 February 1986 in Fremantle, Western Australia
Married: 1913 #15 in Geraldton, Western Australia to Arthur Mervyn "Art" Darcy b: 1887 in Walhalla, Victoria, Australia d: 8 July 1944 in Fremantle, Western Australia Father: James Darcy Mother: Lucy Trueman
*2nd Husband of Emma Louisa Free: Married: 1946 in Fremantle, Cottesloe or Geraldton, Western Australia to David Kinnear Hebiton b: 1889 in Scotland d: 21 December 1962 in South Fremantle, Western Australia Father: James Hebiton Mother: Hannah Jane Lang
2 2. Alice Elisa Free b: 1899 #5235 in York, Western Australia d: 29 September 1982 in Fremantle, Western Australia
Married: 1919 #21 in Boulder, Western Australia to Joseph Harris "Joe" Collett b: 1890 in New South Wales d: 11 May 1959 in Cannington, Western Australia Father: Joseph Harris Collett
. 2 3. May Victoria Free b: 1901 in Williams, Western Australia #5709 - Narrogin d: 7 September 1976 in Hilton, Western Australia
Married: 1925 #290 in Fremantle, Western Australia to Sydney Barrett b: 1892 d: 19 May 1977 in Hilton, Western Australia
. 2 4. Charles William Alfred Free b: 6 December 1905 #4 in Waroona, Western Australia - Murray d: 29 May 1986 in Balga, Western Australia
Married: 18 December 1926 #4 in Fremantle, Western Australia to Kathleen Mary Annakin b: 2 January 1909 in Leeds, England d: 9 July 2004 in Noranda, Western Australia Father: Arthur Dodsworth Annakin Mother: Jessie Costive
. 2 5. Elsie Eunice Free b: 7 July 1921 in Cunderdin, Western Australia d: 6 June 1983 in Margaret River, Western Australia
Married: 19 December 1936 #53 in Beverley, Western Australia to Francis Robert "Frank" Wade b: 14 August 1907 in Boulder, Western Australia d: 13 September 1956 in Byford, Western Australia Father: Unknown Wade
. 2 6. Arthur Donald "Mick" Free b: 28 September 1923 in Peel Estate, Byford, Western Australia d: 27 December 2003 in Nedlands, Western Australia
Married: 29 December 1949 in Mundijong, Western Australia to Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Shackleton b: 9 March 1924 in Peel Estate, Byford, Western Australia d: 17 July 1998 in Shoalwater Nursing Home, Western Australia Father: Thomas Midgely Shackleton Mother: Mary Jane Ann Pickup
. 2 7. Violet Gertrude Free b: 20 May 1925 in Peel Estate, Byford, Western Australia d: 27 February 2003 in Shoalwater, Western Australia
Married: 2 February 1943 #1 in York, Western Australia to Rex Osborne Bennier b: 5 July 1915 in Brookton, Western Australia d: 18 May 2002 in Mandurah, Western Australia Father: Arthur James Bennier Mother: Annie Amy Hunn

12. George Bruce Free 1875 #25165 wed 1902 #1280 to Martha Clara Vogel 1884 - 1957 #20189 aged 73, daughter of Unknown Leirsch and Carl Vogel, and lived at Watchem, Yarram then at Hastings
8 children 1. Evelyn May Free 1904 #6808
2. Lillian Madeline Free 1905 #9841
3. Clarence Chas Free 1907 #23327
4. Regd Leslie Free 1909 #24011
5. Herbt Edwd Free 1911 #29024
6. Ida Flor Free 1913 #22582
7. Vera Alice Free 1916 #21473
8. Jno Alan Free 1918 #28155
13. Mary Ann Free 1878 #18284 - 1948 #17853 aged 69, wed 1899 #3244 to John William Donnan 1868 #22400 son of Susan Arole and Hugh Donnan born at Colac, and lived at Donald then Watchem, 8 children
14. Hawsuel Earnest (as Ernest Oswald) Free 1881 #22621 wed 1906 #1292 to Adeline Ellen Bennett 1887 - 1961 #3942 aged 74, daughter of Eliza (Elvira) Emily Tout wed 1884 #515 to Jonathan Bennett, born at Donald, lived at Watchem, Wirrimbirchip then at Woomelang
7 children 1. Lillian Elizth Free 1906 #23089
2. Wm Edwd Free 1908 #15635
3. Mary Eliza Free 1909 #15340
4. Geo Robt Free 1910 #31482
5. Amy Maud Free 1912 #35830
6. Elsie May Free 1914 #36391
7. Mavis Free 1917 #8406

The stories from the now closed FirstFamilies2001 web site have been made into web pages by the family. See Life in Australia: and Life Before Australia: The Lady Kennaway arrived Aug 1853 with Assisted British Immigrants including William Free 24, Louisa 23, Rebecca 3, John 1 and unnamed male infant lived 1 day and died at Sea.
Louisa Chapman 1831 - 1863 #337 dau of Rebecca Daley and George Chapman of Cambridgeshire.
Elizabeth Flavell was born in the village of Landbeach in Cambridgeshire in England on 20 November 1840. She was the eldest daughter of William and Maria Flavell (nee Phillips). William and Maria and their family emigrated to Victoria on the THAMES in around 1855 in order for William to work for a Charles L. Swanston on his sheep station at Inverleigh.
The Thames arrived Oct 1855 with Assisted British Immigrants including William Flavell 50, Maria Flavell 39, Eliza Flavell 14, Phoebe Flavell 12, Martha Flavell 10, William Flavell 8, John Flavell 3 and Harriet Flavell 1


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