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George Anderson, Richard Gapes, William Gapper,


George Anderson

George Anderson and Isabella Thomson lived at Warrnambool, then Tower Hill
4 Children 1. Ann Jelly Anderson 1855 #4979
2. George Anderson 1857 #2822
3. Jeannet Anderson 1859 #3336
4. Unnamed Female Anderson 1862 - 1862 #6081 lived 2 days
1. Ann Jellie Anderson 1855 #4979 wed 11 Dec 1877 to Joseph Gapes 04 Sep 1845 - 31 Oct 1931, born at Wendens Ambo, Essex, England and died at Koroit, Vic, 11 Children

Richard Gapes

See Darrell Gray's web site,
James Gapes arrived in Sydney with Martha Barker and family of 6 sons and 1 daughter. - George, William, Richard, John, Joseph, Thomas, and Jane, on the sailing vessel, Gilmore in 1854. The journey took over 3 and half months. After about 3 years they travelled overland to Warrnambool, Victoria, and finally settled at Koroit and engaged in farming.
Two brothers, Richard Gapes and John Gapes, and their sister Jane Gapes wed siblings Sarah Porter, Mary Ann Porter and Henry Porter chn of of Ann Cowell and Job Porter, who came direct to Portland in 1855 on the Constance. All were from Wendens Ambo, Essex, England.
Ann Porter died 1804 - 1883 #9818 aged 79, dau of Martha Baynes and William Cowell, and Job Porter died at Kirkstall in 1807 - 1889 #12648 aged 82, son of unknown and Job Porter.
9 Children 1. Mary Gapes 06 Sep 1829 - 31 Oct 1886
2. George Gapes 07 Apr 1831 - 07 Apr 1891
3. William Gapes 03 Aug 1833 - 1862 died in Victoria
4. Eliza Gapes 31 Dec 1835 - 31 Oct 1839 died in Essex
5. Richard Gapes 1839 - 01 Oct 1923, wed 1864 #332 to Sarah Porter
6. John Gapes 1841 - 23 Aug 1936, wed 1865 #288 to Mary Ann Porter
7. Jane Gapes 22 May 1843 - 28 Sep 1921, wed 1863 #3483 to Henry Porter
8. Joseph Gapes 04 Sep 1845 - 31 Oct 1931
9. Thomas Gapes 1849 - 1929 died at Drouin, Vic, wed 1872 to Marian Brown
5. Richard Gapes 1838 - 1 Oct 1923 #15427 aged 85, wed 1864 #332 to Sarah Porter 1841 - 1929 #5758 aged 88, dau of Ann Cowell and Job Porter, and lived at Tower Hill,
7 Children 1. James Gapes 1865 #5539 - 15 Sep 1933 #17185 aged 68
2. Ann Gapes 1867 #5198
3. Eliza Gapes 1871 #12807
4. Richard Gapes 1873 #13289
5. Joseph Gapes 1875 #12913 - 1948 #21726 aged 73
6. William Gapes 1877 #25544 - 1955 #23824 aged 78
7. Louisa Gapes 1879 #19915
2. Ann Gapes 1867 #5198 - 1949 #20911 aged 82, born at Tower Hill, wed 1890 #7044 to Charles Knight Nayler 1863 #12751
3. Eliza Gapes wed 1894 #6468 to James Judd and lived at Warnambool
3 Children 1. Wfred Myrtle Judd 1895 #33559
2. Harold Jas Judd 1897 #23546
3. Ronald Jos Judd 1900 #22968
6. John Gapes 1841 - 23 Aug 1936 aged 95, wed 1865 #288 to Mary Ann Porter 1844 - 1935 #16436 aged 91, dau of Ann Cowell and Jobe Porter, and lived at Tower Hill, died at Koroit
9 Children 1. George Gapes 1865 #25434
2. Mary Ann Gapes 1869 #12211
3. Elizabeth Gapes 1871 #26837
4. Martha Gapes 1875 #6003
5. John Gapes 1877 #12125
6. James William Gapes 1879 #26336
7. Emily May Gapes 1882 #5936
8. Clara Ann Gapes 1884 #28350
9. Annie Mabel Gapes c1887
1. George Gapes 1865 #25434 wed 1901 #4538 to Agnes Eliza Crow 1879 #20128 dau of Jane Pope wed 1872 #1258 to James Crow
2 Children 1. John James Gapes 1903 - 1962 #8840 aged 59
2. Ella Gapes 1909 - 1969 #18636 aged 60, wed Harris
7. Jane Gapes 22 May 1843 - 28 Sep 1921 aged 78, wed 1863 #3483 to Henry Porter, and lived at Tower Hill,
10 Children 1. John Porter 1865 #25
2. William Porter 1866 #12272
3. Martha Porter 1869 #19263
4. Eliza Porter 1870 #26774
5. Ann Porter 1873 #13276
6. Mary Porter 1874 #19781
7. Edith Jane Porter 1877 #12124
8. James Henry Porter 1879 #12584
9. Lucy May Porter 1882 #12754
10. Joseph Stanley Porter 1886 #6827
8. Joseph Gapes 04 Sep 1845 - 31 Oct 1931 aged 86, born at Wendens Ambo, Essex, England and died at Koroit, Vic, wed 11 Dec 1877 to Ann Jellie George Anderson 1855 #4979, lived at Tower Hill,
11 Children 1. Martha Isabel Agnes Gapes 1879 #5934 - 1962 #11922 aged 83, wed Gray
2. Annie Mabel Gapes 1880 #19313
3. William Gapes 1882 #26283 - 1937 #17257 aged 54
4. Ethel Vitoria Gapes 1885 #6584
5. Ruby Anderson Gapes 1887 #32581
6. Leslie Granville Gapes 1890 #8271 - 1977 #16526 aged 87
7. Estella Gapes 1891 #37734
8. Geo Jos Gapes 1894 #7492 - 1967 #21075 aged 73
9. Harry Stanley Gapes 1897 #15030 - 1940 #20092 aged 45
10. Regd Jno Gapes 1899 #22723
11. Vera Adelaide Gapes 1901 #14914
9. Thomas Gapes 1849 - 1929, born at Wendens Ambo, Essex, England, died at Drouin, Vic, wed 1872 to Marian Brown from Scotland, lived at Tower Hill, Kirkstall, Buln Buln
12 Children 1. Eliza Jane Gapes 1873 - 1943 #8776 aged 70, wed Wm Ayres
2. Christina Gapes 1874 #26382 - 1972 #4335 aged 97, wed James Ayres
3. Thomas James Gapes 1876 #12730 - 1927 #3377 aged 50
4. Isabella Gapes 1878 #17022 - 1956 #11566 aged 78, wed King
5. Martha Gapes 1881 #3796 - 1891 #5261 lived 10 years
6. John Brown Gapes 1883 #17666 - 1963 #2668 aged 79
7. Mary Elizabeth Gapes 1885 - - 1972 #22152 aged 87, wed Jinnette
8. Agnes Marian Gapes 1887 #17460
9. Joseph Gapes 1890 #1270 - 1974 #14166 aged 85
10. Robt Alex Gapes 1892 #1694 - 1934 #13123 aged 43
11. Arth Wm Gapes 1894 #18566
12. Alfd Geo Gapes 1897 #1421 - 1959 #21792 aged 66
1. Eliza Jane Gapes 1873 - 1943 #8776 aged 70, wed 1891 #4913 to William Ayres 1868 #26801
3 Children 1. Christina Marian Ayres 1893 #1657 - 1968 #25694 aged 75, wed Mayger
2. Reita Isabella Ayres 1898 #1446 - 1977 #14433 aged 79, wed Kilby
3. Eileen Rose Ayres 1905 - 1978 #12364 aged 73, wed Stoll

William Gapper

From on Saturday, 20 June, 2009
William GAPPER I believe came from Bruton Somerset born 1793 son of Robert GAPPER & Hannah WHITE. He had a brother Richard White GAPPER who had a son Thomas. This Thomas GAPPER settled in NZ.
Thankyou - it holds together, very nicely.

From the extracted list of Gapper Baptisms in Bruton, Robert was Christened 10 Oct 1762, and Charles 9 Jul 1733, Charles 23 Feb 1728/29, Joseph 12 Apr 1727. Edward Gapper 29 June 1701 could be son of Abraham Gapper 1 Nov 1680, John in 1652, then a bigger family - which are the first recorded on the list I received of Richard Gapper 23 Mar 1611/12, Edward 12 Mar 1613/14, Philip 28 Jun 1617 and Ann 3 Apr 1621. IGI Submitted entry -
William Gapper Christening: 18 Aug 1793 son of Hannah White and Robert Gapper at Bruton, Somerset, England Martha Thomas christeed 28 Dec 1806 dau of Repentace and Abel Thomas, at Fifehead-Magdalen, Dorset, England
William Gapper wed 17 Jun 1833 to Martha Thomas at Bruton, Somerset, England, where chn were Christened
1. Caraline Gapper 16 Jun 1834
2. Mary Ann Gapper 15 Oct 1837
3. Jane Gapper 25 Nov 1840 (registered Births Mar 1841 in District of Wincanton Vol 10 page 529)
4. William Robert Gapper Births Mar 1847 in District of Wincanton (includes Bruton) Vol 10 page 557
The records are online Bruton Marriages 25 Sept 1785 Robert Gapper wed Ann White
Thanks to Wayne Francis Robinson for placing this pioneer couple in FirstFamilies2001, on the 26 June, 1999
The NSW records include Assisted Immigrants on the Sea 1849 to Port Phillip Bay included William T Gapper 39, Martha 42, Caroline 15, Mary Ann 12, Jane 9 and William R 2
William Gapper 1798 - 1854 #4971 aged 56, born in Somerset parents not known, came 1849 on the Sea from Somersetshire with Martha Thomas 1806 - 1881 #4686 aged 75, born at Bryton, Somerset, England daughter of Repentance Lanning and Abel Thomas, and 5chn, died at Greenstore, Victoria.
5 Children 1. Caroline Gapper c1834
2. Mary Ann Gapper 1837 - 1867 #557 aged 28
3. Jane Gapper 1840 - 1932 #1731 aged 91
4. William Robert Gapper 1847 - 1915 #4497 aged 65
5. Richard Gapper c1852
1. Caroline Gapper wed 1853 #1501 to George Gilbert came 1850 aged 19 on the Sir Robert Sale
6 children 1. William Henry Gilbert 1854 #3254 lived 3 months
2. John Gilbert 1859 #11922
3. George Gilbert 1863 #2484 lived 5 weeks
4. Elizabeth Gilbert 1864 #8834
5. Sarah Gilbert 1868 #9564
6. Alice Gilbert 1869 #22611 - 1954 #13261 aged 85 did not marry
2. Mary Ann Gapper wed 1860 #2850 to Thomas Edward Milthorp
Mary Anne Gapper 1839 - 1867 #557 aged 28, had an unnamed son at Northcote 1855 (named when he died), lived at Rutherglen, and died at Barnawatha, 5 children
3. William Robert Gapper 1845 - 1915 #4497 aged 65, wed 1872 #2376 to Margaret Carfield/Corfield 1849 - 1900 #12524 aged 51,
10 children 1. Wm Robt Gapper 1872 - 1942 #12971 aged 71
2. John Mckenry Gapper 1873 #16956 - 1891 #9940 aged 18
3. Arthur James Gapper 1875 #15308 - 1936 #1016 aged 60, wed 1900 #3940 to Christina Fullarton
4. George Ernest Gapper 1877 #9316 lived 2 months
5. George Ernest Gapper 1878 #16407 lived 9 years
6. Martha Jane Gapper 1880 #23031 - 4 Jan 1918 aged 36
7. Margaret Louisa Gapper 1882 #23503 lived 15 months
8. Thomas Edward Gapper 1884 #8552 - 1946 #11275 aged 64
9. Margaret Louisa Gapper 1887 #9978 lived 1 year
10. Francis Gapper 1889 #20404
11. Lillian May Gapper 1892 #2812 - 1940 #7401 aged 49,
6. Martha Jane Gapper 1880 #23031 - 4 Jan 1918 aged 36, wed 28 Aug 1901 #5753 to Alfred Hart 1875 - 13 Oct 1937 aged 62, son of Jane Frances McCracken wed 1875 #1237 to Alfred Hart.
Thankyou to who wrote with family details on Sunday, 6 September, 2009, Martha and her babies Myrtle and George are buried at Kew Cemetery, Boroondarra; grave compartment C-22580
6 children 1. Alfred Hart 1902 - 28.1.194. wed Ethel Dorothy Kelly
2. Mytle Jane Hart 1904 - 5.6.1905, 7 months old
3. William David Hart 1906, wed Malsie Wynne
4. Bertrum Albert Edwin Hart 2.10.1908 - 10.4.1985 wed Olive Wynne
5. Florence Matilda Jane Hart 5.3.1911 - 4.5.1992 wed Albert Pollard
6. George William Hart 1918 - 22.1.1918, age 3 weeks old
11. Lillian May Gapper 1892 #2812 - 1940 #7401 aged 49, wed Barden
Patk J Barden 41 came May 1882 on the Lusitania
From on Sunday, 29 March, 2009
Hi Elizabeth,
The Barden you are looking for is: Patrick Joseph Barden born 1st April 1888 #13682 in Melbourne to Patrick Joseph Barden and Barbara Allen Barden (nee Taylor) he was the the third child of this couple. Patrick Joseph Barden (Jnr) died in 1954, he married Lillian May Gapper and had three sons.
on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 -
You have posted the wrong shipping Barden, my Bardens arrived approx. 1884-1888.

4. Jane Gapper 1841 - 1932 #1731 aged 91, wed 1875 #2358 to John Henry Starling 1852 - 1939 #18788 aged 87, birth registered Jul-Sep 1852 in Norwich, Norfolk, parents not known
5 children 1. Martha Eva Starling 1876 #16645 - 1971 #22770 aged 95, did not marry
2. Benjamin Alfred Starling 1878 #16408
3. William Robert Starling 1880 #9219 lived 21 months
4. John Henry Starling 1883 #3042
5. Frederick Robert Starling 1885 #3014 - 1971 #18916 aged 86
5. Richard Gapper wed 1885 #6321 to Mary Conlon
3 children 1. George Austin Gapper 1886 #16225
2. Raymond Richard Gapper 1888 #1020
3. Arthur Leslie Conlon Gapper 1891 #9936


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