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Thomas Handley

Two families with a son named Thomas both came Sep 1856 in the Victorian Shipping records
The Almora came Sep 1856 with William Handley aged 40 (wed 1857 #1627 to Anne Montgomery with no more children registered), Susannah Handley aged 42 (1815 - 1857 #4424 aged 42 daughter of Dorothy and Richard Slater from Warwick), Charles Handley 19 (wed 1865 #879 to Joanna Whelan), Ellen Handley 15 (wed 1862 #2613 to Thomas William Bradley), Thomas Handley 11, George Handley 9 (wed 1869 #2065 to Anne Elizabeth Griffiths), Francis Handley 7, Walter Handley 2 (said from Warwickshire when wed 1879 #824 to Caroline Sherwood) and infant Susan Handley died at Sea 1856 #104M

The Rienzi came Sep 1856 with Catherine Handley 33, Thomas Handley 7, Bowen Handley 5, and Michael Handley 2 (said from Co Kilkenny when wed 1884 #4226 to Bridget White)

But I missed the Thomas Roger Handley who came Jan 1855


From on Thursday 27 May 2010
Hi Elizabeth,
Came across your site and have some information that may be of assistance:
John Rogers HANDLEY father & Elizabeth BRAMSON mother of John Thomas Handley are parents of
John Thomas HANDLEY* wed 1850 to Elizabeth SQUIRES in Chesterton, Cambridge, ENGLAND and then
John Handley aged 25, Elizabeth Handley aged 25 and Thomas Handley aged 3, traveled as Assisted British Immigrants to Australia on the British Empire and arrived in Geelong on 15 Jan 1855, Nationality Claimed: British/Welsh
Children of John Handley and Elizabeth Squires are:
1. Thomas Rogers Handley, B. 1851, Chesterton, Cambridge, England; D. 1928, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
2. Arthur Walter Handley, B. 1859 #3043, Geelong, Victoria, Australia; D. 1860 5617 aged 13 months, Geelong,
3. Ada Squires Handley, B. 1865 #2436, Geelong; D. 1917, Northcote,
4. Beatrice Amelia Handley, B. 1866 #21421, Geelong; D. 1936, Geelong.
I'm happy to have you upload this information and ask that you acknowledge my research in return, you may also provide my contact details.
Kind regards, Fiona Tellesson
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Thomas Rogers Handley from Cambridge wed 1874 #320 to Mary Ann Finch, and lived at Geelong
6 Children 1. Ernest Rogers Handley 1875 #16103
2. Albert John Handley 1877 #15865
3. Elsie May Handley 1879 #16539
4. Maud Mary Handley 1882 #23352
5. Grace Elizabeth Handley 1885 #17941
6. Horace Squires Handley 1889 #3878
2. Albert John Handley 1877 #15865 wed 1902 to Susannah Christina Zimmer

Henry Hands

From on Tue, 1 Apr 2008

Subject: Arthur HANDO Hi Elizabeth I have just come across your web site, and thought I would let you know what a great job you have done - great work. One correction though -
You have under HANDS the following :
(William) Arthur Hands 1884 #20020 wed 1910 #2867 to Florence Mary Gorsuch 1882 #20606
Arthur HANDO was my g.g. uncle, and I know his name was not William, as his brother William was my g. grandfather.
Born 22 June 1874 at Bul a Bul Creek Inglewood, Baptised 29 April 1875 St Augustines Inglewood, and died at Bendigo, 30 Aug 1942 #26917 aged 68, son of Henry HANDO and Elizabeth Harriet Ann ELLSON (who wed 28 Nov 1864 at Inglewood)
Wm Arthur Hando wed 10 June 1910 Bendigo to Florence Mary GORSUCH, born 3 Dec 1884 at Ballarat, and died 6 Feb 1942 #22771 aged 57, at Bendigo. Thank you Helen


IGI Submitted reference, William Hando wed 6 Apr 1830 to Maria Slocombe baptised 28 Jul 1803 at Hutton, Somerset dau of Elizabeth Wheadon and John Slocombe who died at Sea aboard Ticonderoga enroute to Victoria, Australia, and William Hando died at Quarantine Station, Point Nepean, Victoria.
HANDO William (49); died in quarantine, HANDO Maria (44); died on voyage, HANDO Charles (18); Somerset, HANDO Anna Maria (16); died on voyage, HANDO Henry (10); Somerset, C of E, read, HANDO George (7); Somerset, C of E, read, and HANDO Emma (4); died in quarantine


From on Wed, 2 Apr 2008

Charles Hando married Mary Mansell in 1856. They had 6 daughters, 5 survived. George Hando has vanished despite all the family's efforts to locate his death or family.

The “Monteagle”, under James Lorby (Master), was a sailing ship of 999 tons, licensed to carry up to 427 passengers. It sailed from Deptford (Debtford), a dock and ship-building facility on the Thames, London, on 21 December 1852, and arrived in Melbourne on 12 April 1853.

David Ellson 43 came Apr 1853 on the Monteagle as Assisted Immigrants with Ann Ellson 37, Elizth Ellson 15, Henry Ellson 13, Caroline Ellson 11 and George Ellson 7.

Henry Hando c1840 wed 1864 #4581 to Elizabeth Ellson c1838 and lived at Inglewood then after 1877 at Charlton
Henry Hando chr 19 Sep 1841, Axebridge, Somerset, England, died 17 Apr 1909, Woosang, Vic, Australia #4556
9 Children 1. Henry William Hando 1866 #8810
2. Robert Hande 1868 #16917
3. Charles Hando 1870 #23689
4. William Daniel Hando 1872 #16856
5. Arthur Hando 1874 #16527
6. Frederick Hando 1876 #23898 - 1878 #851 lived 2 years
7. Maria Elizabeth Hands 1878 #1376 - 1882 #897 lived 4 years (death as Hando)
8. Rachel Hando 1881 #8052
9. Elizabeth Maria Hands 1883 #22391
5. Arthur Hando/Hands 1884 #20020 wed 1910 #2867 to Florence Mary Gorsuch 1882 #20606

Thomas Hands

Thomas Hands came c1880 with Mary Maud Walsh and lived at Richmond then at Echuca
5 Children 1. Thomas Hands 1881 #11681 wed 1912 #1663 to Elsie Fortune
2. John Alfred Hands 1882 #11597
3. William Arthur Hands 1884 #20020
4. Harry Albert Hands 1888 #14796
5. Walt Stanley Hands 1892 #3511


Thomas Hanks

Thomas Hanks aged 20 came Jan 1857 on the Sunshine

Thomas Hanks wed c1858 to Sarah Ashton/Haston 1833 - 1901 #8623 aged 68 dau of Sarah Finn and John Eston, and lived at Digby, Branxholme

10 Children 1. Sarah Jane Hanks 1859 #8619
2. Martha Maria Hanks 1860 #9111 - 1864 #2939 lived 4 years
3. John Henry Hanks 1861 #8898 - 1864 #2935 lived 3 years
4. Thomas Hanks 1862 #12962
5. Samuel Hanks 1864 #917
6. John Henry Hanks 1866 #873
7. William Hanks 1868 #7608
8. Elizabeth Hanks 1869 #20791
9. James Hanks 1871 #21697
10. George Hanks 1874 #841
1. Sarah Jane Hanks wed 1879 #713 to John William Devereux and lived at Branxholme
5 Children 1. Sarah Jane Devereux 1879 #7263
2. John William Devereux 1882 #682
3. Alexander Devereux 1883 #21638
4. Margaret Ann Elizabeth Devereux 1885 #15520
5. George Devereux 1887 #8744
4. Margt Alice Elizth Devereux 1885 #15520 wed 1904 #1980 to Ernest Jno Rundell 1880 #1672 and lived at Branxholme then at Hamilton
4. Thomas Hanks 1862 #12962 wed 1892 #4593 to Eliza Ellen Cahill, no chn listed
5. Samuel Hanks 1864 #917 wed 1891 #2896 to Agnes White and lived at Kewell North
5 Children 1. Jno Hanks 1892 #5362 - 1892 #2557 lived 3 days
2. Laura Agnes Hanks 1893 #5124 - 1894 #2377 lived 11 months
3. John Thomas Hanks 1894 #30479
4. Cecil James Hanks 1897 #4342
5. Samuel George Hanks 1898 #12069
8. Elizabeth Hanks 1869 #20791 wed 1894 #660 to James Peter Nolan 1876 #19356, and lived at Collingwood
2 Children 1. Thomas Edward Nolan 1895 #2468
2. John Bercham Nolan 1896 #19028

Peter Collins

Peter Collins wed 1846 to Elizabeth Keefe/OKeefe at St Francis, Catholic church Melbourne, and lived at Carisbrook
8 Children 1. James Collins 1846 #1784 christened at St Francis, Catholic church
2. Charles Collins 1848 #2818
3. Ann Teresa Collins 1850
4. Ellen Collins 1855 #8518 registered at Carisbrook
5. William Collins 1857 #11665 - 1858 #2455 lived 1 month
6. Arthur Collins 1859 #21014
7. James Peter Collins 1865 #11218
8. Mary Collins 1868 #12555 registered at St Arnaud

John Frederick Hanley

John Frederick Hanley 9 Nov 1846 - 28 Jul 1899 #10657 aged 55, born at Howlong, NSW, AUS, son of Lizzie and James Hanley, wed Ann/Annice Teresa Collins 1850 - 17 Feb 1934 #1733 aged 84, (dau of Mary/Elizabeth Theresa OKeefe 1826 - 1887 wed 1846 to Peter Collins) died at Carlton, and lived at Diamond Valley, 1877 at Lake Hindmarsh, 1878 Kerang, 1883 at Swan Hill, 1891 Mildura
11 Children 1. John Frederick Hanley 1874 - 1937 #14754 aged 55
2. Ellen Hanley b. 1876, Diamond Valley, Vic, d. 1876, Vic,
3. John Hogan Hanley 1876 #15552 born at Dimboola died as James Peter Hanley 1876 - 1877 #11421 lived 1 year
4. Elizabeth Ann Hanley 1878 #23789 - after 1934
5. Charles Joseph Hanley 1881 #3687 - 1955
6. Margaret Mary Hanley 1883 #12883 wed 1921 #7907 to Wm Edwd Harrison, died as Mrs Joy
7. Annie Teresa Hanley 15 Nov 1885 registered 1886 #6643 - 1944
8. Mary Maud Hanley 1888 #25137 - 1919
9. Mary Jane Hanley 1890 #17897 - 1890 #9931 lived 1 day
10. Thomas Arth Hanley 1891 #25676 - 1953, Heidelberg,
11. Ruby Millicent Hanley 1894 #31451 - 1957 #11374 aged 63, wed 1925 #11283 to Francis Michael Murphy
1. John Frederick Hanley 1874 - 1937 #14754 aged 63 born at Howlong, NSW and died at Mildura, wed 1901 #3168 to Grace Lilian Mcdonald 1877 - 1966 #9365 aged 89, born at Kilmore, died in Ballarat, dau of Agnes and John McDonald at Ballarat, and lived at Mildura.
8 Children 1. Ellen May Hanley 1902 #4689 lived 1 month
2. Cath Maude Hanley 1906 #5005 - 1995
3. Agnes Doreen Hanley 20 Feb 1908 #13319
4. Jno Fred Chas Hanley 1910 #29277
5. Elsie Hanley 1912 #13886 - 1940 #8028 aged 28, wed 1929 #4333 to Regd Simmonds
6. Chas Joseph Hanley 1914 #5979 wed 1933 #12130 to Olive Emily Fry
7. Ellen Annie Bernardine Hanley 1916 #23008 - 1984 #1733 aged 67, wed Martin
8. Joseph Hanley 1920 #33513
3. Agnes Doreen Hanley 20 Feb 1908, wed 19 Apr 1928 to Henry George Laurence Crowhurst 15 Mar 1908 - 10 May 1970,
6 Children 1. Ayliss Crowhurst 16 Mar 1929 wed 19 Apr 1952 to Keith Cecil Brain 10 Feb 1930,
2. Marian Crowhurst 18 Mar 1830 - 31 Oct 2007 aged 77, wed 19 Sep 1953 to Edward Wiltten Steers 14 Apr 1931 - 31 May 2000 aged 69,
3. Doreen Crowhurst 13 Jun 1931 wed 10 Nov 1956 to Adrian Philip Douglas 13 Dec 1934,
4. Lucy Crowhurst 17 Mar 1933 wed 31 Oct 1953 to Alfred Rogers 15 May 1930,
5. James Crowhurst died soon after birth
5. Harry Crowhurst 2 Jun 1936 wed 11 Jun 1960 to Dorothy Edna Perry 25 Feb 1939
6. Shirley Crowhurst 13 Jul 1940 wed 15 Ap 1938 to Kevin Harvey died 7 Mar 2009
7. Annie Teresa Young nee Hanley 15 Nov 1885 - 1944 #10045 aged 55, wed 1912 to Arthur Lewis Young
Arthur Lewis/Louis Young 1878 #10067 - 1964 #19528 aged 87, son of Kitty Raines and Alexander Young, born at Lethbridge.
Alexander Young and Cath/Catherine/Kitty Raines registered 12 births and two infant deaths up to 1885, the first is the registration of Martha Jane Young, 1861 #8459, at Ashby.
1st Child 1. Thomas Arthur Young 1912 - 1965 #9765 aged 54, died at Albert Park, Victoria

from on Wednesday, 3 July 2013
: Hi, Just to let you know that Annie Teresa Hanley, daughter of John Frederick Hanley (1846-1899) & Annie Teresa Collins (c1853-1934) married Arthur Louis Young in 1912 .... not Wm Edwd Harrison. Annie's death registration is as follows:
Annie Teresa Young nee Hanley 15 Nov 1885 - 1944 #10045 aged 55, died at Albert Park, Victoria
!2 July 2013 - Thankyou for correcting my notes for the childern of Annice Collins and John Frederick Hanley


James Hannan

James Bartlett Hannan and Frances Carson came c1874, lived at Rushworth
3 Children 1. Marshall Grosvener Hannan 1875 #5008
2. Charles Latimer Hannan 1878 #18630
3. Charles James Hannan 1881 #25748
Charles James Hannan wed 1902 to Matilda Alice Ohrt
3 Children 1. Marshall Hy Chas Hannan 1906 #16995 wed 1934 #10759 to Dorothy Ethel Miles
2. Roy Stanley James Hannan 1913 - 1963 #2830 wed 1942 #4954 to Marjory Eliz Nelson
3. Chas Jas Frances Hannan 1919 #7040

Thomas Hannigan

The FirstFamilies2001 entry by , says Thomas Hannigan was born 1825 in Launceston, Tasmania and Bridget McDermott came from Ireland Nov 1849 on the Navarino to Port Phillip -
I found Brigida Brown wed 1824 to Thomas Hannigan and daughter Maria was born 1824. They are not in the convict Approvals to marry lists.
On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 Michelle and Brian confirmed that Bridget's arrival is now found to be incorrect. The correct Bridget was Biddy who came on the New Liverpool

There is a Biddy McDermott 19 on the New Liverpool 1849 as an orphan with sister Mary aged 18 (a large number of young people on this vessell are 'orphans', see NSW Gov and select online indexes, Port Phillip Index, then enter either surname or select New Liverpool from the list of ships. They are not in the NSW marriages or births - Victoria was part of NSW until 1856.

Thomas Hannigan c1826 - 23 May 1874 aged 48, wed 1849 #40783 at St Francis Roman Catholic church, Melbourne to Bridget Mcdermott/McDermot 1830 - ?. Note the disaster in 1860, when three children died of Diptheria.

12 children 1. Mary Ann Hannigan 1 October 1850 - 30 August 1932, born at Yea
2. Thomas Hannigan 1851 - 20 March 1875 #10 aged 23 died at Alexandra
3. Catherine Hannigan 1853 - 1 April 1860 #6076 aged 7 years died of Diptheria
4. Bridget Hannigan 1855 - 1935
5. Margaret Hannigan 1856 - 18 April 1860 #6078 aged 4 years died of Diptheria
6. Joseph Hannigan 1858 - 17 April 1860 #6077 aged 2 years died of Diptheria
7. Elizabeth Hannigan 4 May 1860 #9428
8. Josephine Hannigan 31 January 1862 #11874 born at Kingparrot Creek
9. Catherine Hannigan 4 January 1864 #6113 born at Muddy Creek, Yea
10. John Hannigan 2 June 1866 #12254
11. Elisha (Lena/Eleanor) Hannigan 1869 - 1902 #2465 aged 33
12. Frances Hannigan 1872 #6509
1. Mary Ann Hannigan 1 October 1850 - 30 August 1932, born at Yea, Victoria (no certificate) Married 5 April 1874 at Melbourne, Victoria to James Sullivan, died at South Yarra, Victoria. Children were born at Yany, Hamilton, Bran and Cond
5 children 1. Amelia Mary Sullivan 1875 #20490
2. Rose Ann Sullivan 1877 #2995
3. Agnes Elizabeth Sullivan 1879 #14025
4. Catherine Elicie Sullivan 1881 #14323
5. Isabella Margaret Sullivan 1884 #8633
3. Bridget Esther Hannigan 1855 - 1935, wed 17 June 1876 #7016x1904 to Thomas James Gardner, lived at Mansfield
2 children 1. Lilly May Gardner 1882 #10580 - 1886 #9760 lived 4 years
2. Charles Henry Gardner 1886 #19838
5. Elizabeth Hannigan 4 May 1860 #9428 - 28 Oct 1914 aged 54, wed 1885 #5734 to Randolph William Jones from Tasmania and lived at Collingwood then at Geelong
2 children 1. Frances Isabel Jones 1886 #17404
2. Vera Daisy Jones 1888 #11769
6. Josephine Hannigan 31 January 1862 #11874 born at Kingparrot Creek, wed 1885 #1524 to John Nickle and lived at Northcote, 2 children
9. Elisha (Lena/Eleanor) Hannigan 1869 - 1902 #2465 aged 30 died at Melbourne Hospital, wed 1888 #5670 to Edwin Grimwood 1868 #21849 - 1924 #1916 aged 55, 4 children
10. Frances Hannigan 16 March 1872 #6509 wed 1888 #8121 to Alfred Grimwood. She was born at Robinson Crusoe, Alexandra, Victoria and died 21 February 1965, at Thornbury, Victoria


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