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Peter Friday wed Mary Ann Chater (nee Huddleston, alias Jones),
Phillip Friday came 1856 with Elizabeth Thurston,
William Friday came 1855 with Mary Stevens and family,

Peter Friday

From FirstFamilies2001, which closed 1 Jan 2005
Earliest records from Germany show that John Freytag married Anna Catherina Hollmann 19.04.1756. Recorded in the Schessel Church, near Lauenbruck on the road to Hanover. No mention of birth or death dates. They had 2 Children Margaretta b 1757 and Hans Casper b 1760. Hans Casper married (1788) Sophia Margaretta Bellmann and had 7 children. The Australian lineage is descended from the son of the 4th child, Hans Hinrich b 1796 m 1821 to Christina Margaretta Rosenbruck (b1803). They had 7 boys. 3 boys went to USA and settled in Iowa. The 4th son Peter went to England where he anglised his name to Friday and travelled to Australia.c 1857.
Peter Friday (nee Freytag or Freitag) arrived Australia c 1857 aged 24. Worked on goldfields for some time, then at Preston Station (Bonnie Doon/Eildon area).
At Preston Station he met Martha Chater (born 1843) who was also working there. He wed 5 May 1862 to Martha Chater, the daughter of convict Mary Ann Chater (nee Huddleston, alias Jones) and William Chater. William born c 1814, was the son of William Chater, a soldier who arrived in the colony c1824. They were married by a travelling parson in Mansfield. Peter selected land and was granted title (1871) to 640 acres at Bonnie Doon.

Peter Friday 1833 - 1929 #10579 aged 96, son of Christina Rosanbruck and Hans Henry Freitag, possibly from Buckinghamshire, wed 5 May 1862 #1983 to Martha Chater 1844 - 1931 #10223 aged 87, daughter of Mary Huddlestone and William Chater, and lived at Mansfield, Maindample and Campbellfield
10 Children 1. John Henry Friday 1863 #8900 - 1931
2. Peter Friday 1864 #16332 - 1943
3. Elizabeth Friday 1866 - 1948 #3090 aged 82
4. William Frederick Friday 1869 #2326 - 1958
5. James Friday 1871 #10165 - 1941
6. Unnamed Male Friday 1873 #3613 lived 2 days
7. Francis Friday 1874 #23881 - 1947
8. Mary Friday 1877 #16933 - 1967 #19075 aged 90
9. Frederick George Friday 1880 #17028 - 1955
10. Martha Friday 1883 #10675 - 1974 #12732 aged 90 wed Boddy
1. John Henry Friday 1863 #8900 - 1931 wed c1913 to Eliz (Bessie) Mcandrew 1880 - 1972 #10259 aged 92, daughter of Christina Agnew and Donald McAndrew (born before family arrived at Mitiamo), and lived at Maindample
2 children 1. John Henry Friday 1914 #23847 - 1943 #11128 aged 29
2. Eric Donald Friday 1918 #12787
2. Peter Friday 1864 #16332 - 1943 #11830 aged 79, wed 1891 #5758 to Amy Almond 1868 #18289 - 1899 #2390 aged 30, sister of Hugh Almond born at Merton, lived at Maindample
Peter Friday wed 1903 #2308 to Ethel Gaylard 1872 #9115 - 1950 #11124 aged 78
5 children
of Amy
1. Arth Wm Friday 1892 #34227
2. Muriel Friday 1894 #22312
3. Winnifred Laura Friday 1896 #13037
4. Edith Friday 1897 #20726
5. Harold Ewin Friday 1898 #27476
1 child
of Ethel
6. Ralph Francis Friday 1910 #25353
3. Elizabeth Friday 1866 - 1948 #3090 aged 82 wed 1890 #7081 to Hugh James Almond 1866 #23052 son of Margaret McFadden and Robert Almond born at Merton, lived at Bonnie Doon
1 child 1. Doris Pearl Almond 1907 #2581
4. William Frederick Friday 1869 #2326 - 1958 wed 1901 #7470 to Selina Ford 1881 #13261 - 1972 #20526 aged 91, and moved to Sale
3 children 1. Marjorie Alice Friday 1907 #7043
2. Dorothy May Friday 1911 #14910
3. Isabel Mary Friday 1913 #7360
5. James Friday 1871 #10165 - 1941 wed 1894 #4694 to Mary Stayner 1873 #22673 parents from Dorset
7. Francis Friday 1874 #23881 - 1947 wed 1900 #6353 to Eva Jane Griffiths 1876 #24397 - 1953 #21181 aged 76, born at Mansfield
9 children 1. Peter Griffiths Friday 1901 #20653 wed Doris Hazel Grinton
2. Francis Wm Friday 1903 #4595
3. Mavis Hope Friday 1904 #11684
4. Elizth Vere Friday 1905 #27375
5. Annie Beryl Friday 1907 #28465
6. Harry Grosvenor Friday 1910 #4777
7. Eva Eleanor Friday 1911 #30070
8. Jas Garth Friday 1914 #33072
9. Arth Ian Friday 1916 #13672
8. Mary Friday 1877 #16933 - 1967 #19075 aged 90, wed 1906 #4827 to Albert John King, possibly Albert John King 1872 #24143 son of Isabella Convery/Connery wed 1863 #2517 to John King born at Lake, another possibility is 1865 #14097 son of Ellen Cook and William King born at Guildford
9. Frederick George Friday 1880 #17028 - 1955 wed c1911 to Gwendolyn Evans 1884 #19092 - 1960 #4099 aged 75, born at Moyh, and lived at Maindample
4 children 1. Enid Gwendolyn Friday 1912 #5004
2. Nance Eileen Friday 1914 #14352
3. Allan Keith Friday 1917 #5104
4. Linda Joyce Friday 1920 #14123
10. Martha Friday 1883 #10675 - 1974 #12732 aged 90 wed 1919 #384 to Herbert Charles Symmons and later wed Boddy
1st child 1. Athol Jno Symmons 1920 #8590


My grand-father, 6th child of Peter Friday (Freytag) and Martha nee Chater, was Francis Henry Friday. He was born at Bonnie Doon 30.10.1874 and married Eva Jane Griffiths at Mansfield on 24.10.1900. Their property 'Arcadia' was excised from Mt. Battery Station. They had 9 children. My father Peter Griffith Friday was the eldest, born 29.07.1901. A record of F.H.Friday and Eva Griffiths descendants was compiled by Audrey Davidson in 2000 to commemorate their 100th wedding anniversary. A copy was donated to the Mansfield Historical Association.

Friday - came to Victoria about 1860
Francis Friday 1811 - 1862 #10055 aged 51 birthplace 'Belg'
Harry Friday 1813 - 1862 #4381R aged 45, all details unknown
August Friday 1810 - 1882 #3158 aged 71 died at Richmond
The Cataraqui came Aug 1845 with 414 assisted Immigrants including George Friday 23, Ann 24 and George aged 1.

Phillip Friday

The Atalanta came June 1856 with 376 assisted Immigrants including Phillip Friday 22 and Elizabeth Friday 24
Phillip Thomas Friday 1834 - 1896 #11795 aged 62 and Elizabeth Thurston 1835 - 1892 #4571 aged 57 daughter of Ann And James Thurston, lived at Williamstown
3 Children 1. Caroline Ann Friday 1864 #8433 - 1958 #3297 aged 92
2. Phillip Friday 1866 #18673 - 1901 #13475 aged 35
3. William James Friday 1868 - 1935 #3674 aged 67
1. Caroline Ann Friday 1864 #8433 - 1958 #3297 aged 92 wed 1889 #1363 to Chas Geo Parker
3. William James Friday 1868 - 1935 #3674 aged 67, wed 1890 #8846 to Mary Sheills 1868 - 1943 #6269 aged 75, daughter of William Sheilds died at Axford
4 Children 1. Lillian Eunice Friday 1891 #19190
2. Phillip Thurston Friday 1894 #636
3. Queenie Hart Friday 1897 #8306
4. Constance Vic Friday 1901 #21833 - 1903 #13027 lived 2 years
2. Philip Thurston Fryday 1894 - 1967 #13586 aged 73 son of Mary Shiels and William Friday, wed 1919 #3673 to Mabel Lillian Clarke
2 Children 1. Dulcie Vict Friday 1920 #13739
2. Norman Philip Friday died 1921 #14472

William Friday

The Sea King came May 1855 with 376 assisted Immigrants including William Friday 40, Mary 40, Sophia 14, Ann 12, John 11, Eleanor 8 and William 5.
William Friday c1815 - 1887 #10234 aged 70 died at Geelong Hospital, and Mary Stevens 1814 - 1898 #7720 aged 84, daughter of William Stevens, died at Gordon
1. Sophia Friday c1840 wed 1861 #159 to Thomas Herring and lived at Steiglitz
10 Children 1. Thomas Richard Herring 1862 #17829
2. Mary Jane Herring 1864 #18487
3. Emma Herring 1865 #25133
4. Helena Herring 1867 #24847
5. Sophia Herring 1869 #11897
6. Henrietta Herring 1871 #26569
7. Robt William Herring 1873 #27329 lived 5 months
8. Charlotte Herring 1878 #11996 lived 11 months
9. Twin Margt Ann May Herring 1880 #25379 lived 10 weeks
10. Twin Lilly Mary Louisa Herring 1880 #25380 lived 6 weeks
2. Ann Friday c1843 wed 1861 #656 to John Edward Smith and lived at Steiglitz then at Daylesford
6 Children 1. Sarah Ann Smith 1862 #5339 lived 2 days
2. William Stephen Smith 1863 #17629
3. John Edward Smith 1866 #5157
4. Mary Ellen Smith 1868 #19851
5. William Stephen Smith 1871 #15596
6. Jane Eliza Smith 1873 #15945 lived 29 weeks
3. John Friday 1845 - 1915 #15476 aged 70, son of Mary Stevens and William Friday, wed 1873 #4076 to Louisa Betts 1856 - 1937 #12705 aged 81, daughter of Eliz Ann Goldsworthy and John Betts, and lived at Steiglitz, Barry's Reef then at Gordon
13 Children 1. Mary Ann Elizabeth Friday 1873 #27330
2. William John Friday 1875 #5727 - 1948 #18469 aged 72 wed 1898 #4070 to Alice Smith
3. Eliza Friday 1877 #553 - 1953 #20720 aged 76 wed 1897 #4265 to Edward Barrett
4. John Friday 1879 #6997 died
5. Ellen Friday 1880 #13376 wed 1900 #2341 to Ernt Jas Williams
6. John Friday 1882 #23492 wed 1907 #2356 to Ethel Sarah Bland
7. Anne Friday 1884 #24822 - 1964 #21644 aged 80 wed 1903 #3972 to Samuel David Cooke
8. Robert Friday 1886 #26531 - 1957 #19725 aged 71 used surname 'Day'
9. Louisa Maud Friday 1888 #29875 wed 1907 #2354 to David Leviston
10. Richd Chas Friday 1891 #23523 wed 1918 #4987 to Doris Mabel Williams
11. Matilda Friday 1893 #22997 - 1982 #14447 aged 89, wed 1914 #9127R to William McDonald
12. James Cecil Friday 1895 #32927
13. Henry Friday 1898 #14489
2. William John Friday 1875 #5727 - 1948 #18469 aged 72 wed 1898 #4070 to Alice Smith
3 Children 1. Jno Edw Friday 1902 #21997
2. Alice Friday 1905 #6369 - 1905 #10796 lived 1 month
3. Ethel May Friday 1906 #22374
4. Ellen Friday c1847 wed 1871 #2723 to George Andarson/Anderson and lived at Steiglitz, Barry's Reef then at Gordon
5 Children 1. Mary Ann Anderson 1873 #20376
2. William George Anderson 1875 #19665
3. Margaret Jane Anderson 1877 #20189
4. Elizabeth Ellen Anderson 1879 #16670
5. John Anderson 1881 #9931 lived 8 months
5. William Friday 1848 - 1910 #4003 aged 62, son of Mary and William John Friday from Buckinghamshire, wed 1877 #293 to Bridget Mahar and lived at Barry's Reef
1 child 1. William Thomas Friday 1878 #6749


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