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John Charles Hurford wed 1880 #1682 to Eleanor Elizabeth Thwaites
Three men named William Hurford each pioneered a family in Victoria 1855 to 1888.
William and Mary Ann Hurford wed Mary Ann Roberts and came to Australia c1863 and settled in Tarnagulla
William and Isabella Hurford wed 1856 #2338 to Isabella Cunningham and settled in Collingwood
William and Sarah Julia Hurford wed 1875 to Sarah Julia King and they also lived in Collingwood


John Charles Hurford

John Charles Hurford c1848 - 1924 #2055 aged 74, son of Mary Ann Holland and Chas Hurford, came from Sydney and wed 1880 #1682 to Eleanor Elizabeth Thwaites 1859 - 1934 #1576 aged 75, and lived at Kew
10 children 1. Emily Alice Hurford 1882 #10246 did not marry
2. Eleanor Isabella Hurford 1884 #25463 did not marry
3. Elsie May Hurford 4 Nov 1886 #27240 - 16 Jan 1934 #456 aged 48, wed 1911 #8879 to Frederick John Garraway 17 Apr 1887 - 24 Aug 1957, son of Mary Holvey and George Garraway
4. John Charles Hurford (Jnr) 1889 #13654 - 1951 wed 1922 to Violet Gwendoline Bryce 1888 #28445 - 1975 14803 aged 87, dau of Minnie Jory and Thomas John Bryce
5. Ruby Hurford 1891 #24452 - 1962 #3924 aged 70, wed 1922 to Edward Albert Eagles 1894 #20473 son of Harriet Walker and Charles Robert Eagles
6. Eva Hurford 1893 #23796 - 1953 #13899 did not marry
7. Dorothy Hurford 1895 #22020 - 1962 #21567 aged 68, wed 1923 to Alan Jamieson who turned out to be a bigamist so Dorothy spent the rest of her life as a single person.(Spinster)
8. William Henry Hurford 1897 #29102 - 1958 #2510 aged 60, wed 1926 to Thelma Booth Kennedy 1900 #7450 dau of Florence Jane Dalzelle and Henry Kennedy
9. Robert Norman Hurford 1900 #12076 - 1984 wed 1924 to Winifred Isobel Emblin 1898 #21446 - 1983 #314 aged 84 died at Rye, dau of Isabella Gaye McGregor and George Game Emblin
10. Gordon Felix Hurford 1903 #18955 - 1903 #12716 lived 3 months

From on Saturday, 22 May, 2010
Hi Elizabeth, John Charles Hurford and Eleanor Elizabeth Thwaites history is as follows:
Eleanor Elizabeth Thwaites 1859 - 1934 #1576 aged 75, daughter of Mary Ann Martin and John Thwaites, wed 1/6/1880 to John Charles Hurford 1858 - 1924 son of Charles Hurford from Sydney. 10 children
1. Emily Alice Hurford 1882 - 1944 (Spinster)
2. Eleanor Isabel Hurford 1884 - 1962 (Spinster)
3. Elsie May Hurford 1886 - 1934 wed Frederick Charles Garraway 1911 (3 children all deceased) (6 grandchildren)
4. John Charles Hurford (Jnr) 1889 - 1951 wed 1922 to Violet Gwendoline Bryce (3 children),
(i) son Lindsay Bryce Hurford 1924 (me, so I am 86 years old!) 2 children and 2 grandchildren
(ii) Gwendolyn Eleanor Hurford 1929 - 6 children (and about 20 grandchildren!),
(iii) Pamela Evelyn Hurford 1931 - 1977 1 child (2 grandchildren)
5. Ruby Hurford 1891 - 1962 wed Edward Albert Eagles 1922 (1 child) Lois Ruby Eagles 1923 - wed Donald Henry Dent 1946 (1 child) (2 grandchildren)
6. Eva Hurford 1893 - 1953 (Spinster)
7. Dorothy Hurford 1895 - 1962 wed Alan Jamieson 1923 who turned out to be a bigamist so Dorothy spent the rest of her life as a single person.(Spinster)
8. William Henry Hurford 1897 - 1958 wed Thelma Booth Kennedy 1926 (2 children) elder died at 13 months. Second son Ronald Henry Hurford 3 children
9. Robert Norman Hurford 1900 - 1984 wed Winifred Isobel Emblin 1924 (no issue)
10. Gordon Felix Hurford 1903 - 1903 (3 months)
I have compiled a brief history of my family (on paper, pre computer). I would be happy to send it to you if you would like a copy. It contains some history of the Thwaites family and some photos. I have added perhaps more than you require but thought you might be interested. Kind Regards, Lindsay Hurford
John Thwaites aged 23 came Aug 1858 on the Africa with Mary A Thwaites aged 21 and John Thwaites aged 1 HURFORD (nee Violet Bryce).—On the 4th February at Nurse Dare's, Iona, Kinkora road, Hawthorn, to Mr and Mrs Charles Hurford, 148 Eglinton street, Kew-a son (Lindsay Bryce). KELLY (nee Isabel Ford).—On the 25th

William Hurford

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004
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Subject: Re: William Hurford I and Mary Ann Roberts

Hello Elizabeth
My name is Michelle Linton, I have been tracing my family history for about 15 years now. My GGG Grandparents were William Hurford and Mary Ann Roberts. I found your website this morning and was very excited. I was actually looking up Brackley.
My GG Grandparents were Henry George Brackley and Mary Elizabeth Hurford. G Grandparents were Albert Henry Victor Brackley and Queenie Alice Maud Hughes. My grandparents were Leonard Victor Yates and Doris Brackley. My parents are Hedley Ellis and Grace Yates.
I visited the grave site of Henry George Brackley and Mary Elizabeth Hurford about 10 years ago. They are buried in the Tarnagulla cemetery.
I have attached the listing from the Index registrar of British assisted immigrants 1839-1871 for William and Mary Ann Hurford. I'm sure you already have this.
Do you have any photos you can email to me at all? I have one of Albert Henry Victor Brackley which I have attached. Info you may or may not have is William Hurford's parents William was born 1802 Willand Devon ENG and Charlotte Roberts born 1815 Stockleigh Devon ENG. Married 1835 Stockleigh Devon ENG. I have Mary Ann Robert's mother as Lydia MARSHALL, not Marsh.
Albert Henry Victor Brackley divorced Queenie Alice Maud Hughes around 1919-21 he then married Alma BECK in 1922. They had a son in 1922-23. Albert died in 1924. Alma (Beck) Brackley then married his brother William Walter Brackley who is mentioned on your website.
Any more information you may be able to give me would be a blessing.
Take care
Michelle Linton
and the photographs of William Hurford and Mary Ann Roberts received Tue 22 March 2005
Assisted British Immigration - Index to Registers of Assisted British Immigrants 1839-1871
2 results found.
Hurford Mary Ann 23 Dec 1863 Gresham 14 268
Hurford William 23 Dec 1863 Gresham 14 268


One

William Hurford c1840 - 14 Oct 1915 #15592 aged 75, son of Charlotte Roberts and William Hurford, wed c1863 in UK to Mary Ann Roberts c1842 - 19 Oct 1926, daughter of Lydia Marsh and Matthew Roberts, and came to Australia Dec 1863 on the Gresham.
Their children were born in the Newbridge-Tarnagulla area
10 children 1. Lydia Charlotte Hurford 1864 #10683 wed 1891 to Archibald White
2. Twin Mary Ellen Hurford 1866 #11150 - 1866 #6155 lived 5 days
3. Twin Elizabeth Susan Hurford 1866 #11151 - 1866 #6156 lived 5 days
4. Twin2 Mary Ellen Hurford 26 Dec 1867 #24566 lived 5 months
5. Twin2 Anne Maria Marshall Hurford 26 Dec 1867 #24567 wed 1889 to John Robert Lynch
6. Mary Elizabeth Hurford 3 Sept 1872
7. John Thomas Hurford 10 Oct 1876 - 29 Aug 1961
8. George Ernest Hurford 8 June 1879
9. Richard Stephen Hurford 27 Apr 1881 - 21 Nov 1973 wed Annie Gray nee Clarke, who does not appear in the three Clark families I have researched
10. James Albert Hurford 27 Oct 1883 - 23 May 1965 wed 1912 to Lily Maud Watts 1888 - 28 July 1970

From on Thursday, 14 April, 2011
I note that there isn't an entry under George Ernest Hurford, one of the children born to William Hurford (1) and Mary Anne Roberts. He was my great grandfather on my paternal grandfather's side. Having trained as a barrister, George Ernest Hurford emigrated to South Africa to try his hand at gold-prospecting. I think partly because he developed throat cancer and as a result had had to abandon his short-lived career as a barrister. I don’t think he was particularly successful as gold-prospector, but he eventually settled in Durban in Natal and married an Englishwoman called Margaret Dawson (I can vouch for her maiden surname, but not entirely sure if her Christian name was Margaret). Margaret Dawson had emigrated to South Africa with the family for whose children she was governess. George Ernest Hurford and Margaret Dawson had two children, my paternal grandfather George Harold Hurford, born in the very early 1900s, and a daughter whose name I don't recall. George Ernest died quite young, in his early to mid-thirties.


1. Lydia Charlotte Hurford 1864 #10683 wed 1891 to Archibald White
7 children 1. Alice Jane White 1892 #17992
2. Lilian Constance White 1894 #7392
3. Frederick William White 1896 #23856
4. Elsie Lydia White 1899 #14121
5. Archibald Robert White 1901
6. Vera May White 1903
7. George Henry Grenville White 1906
5. Twin Anne Maria Marshall Hurford 26 Dec 1867 wed 1889 to John Robert Lynch
1 child 1. Ethel May Lynch 1891
6. Mary Elizabeth Hurford 3 Sept 1872 - 1899 #16294 aged 27, wed 1890 #2680 to Henry George Brackley 1847 - 1924 #8335 aged 77, son of Elizabeth and George Brackley from Buckland England, children born at Tarnagulla, died at Bendigo
4 children 1. Albert Henry Victor Brackley 1890 #37019 wed 1913 #466 to Queenie Alice Maud Hughes
2. William Walter Brackley 1893 #7982
3. Violet Maud Brackley 1895 #7537
4. George Alfred Brackley 1897 #6938
10. James Albert Hurford 27 Oct 1883 - 23 May 1965 wed 1912 #5892 at Llanelly, Victoria, to Lily Maud Watt 1888 - 28 July 1970, who was registered as Lilly Watts, daughter of Christina Bertha Droscher and James Watts.
The children were registered at Tarnagulla. James Albert died at Dunolly 1965 #5755, aged 81, son of Mary Ann Roberts and William Henry Hurford. Lily died 1970 #17538 at Maryborough aged 82, daughter of Bertha Droscher and James Watts
9 children 1. William James Hurford 1913 #8062 wed Ethel Darker.
2. Hazel May Hurford 1914 #17296 wed Robert John Scullie.
3. Bertha Jessie Hurford 1916 #7704 wed Ted Wallace
4. George Edward Hurford 1918 #15303
5. Mavis Hurford.
6. Albert Richard Hurford was born 21/1/1921.
7. Olive Jean Hurford was born 28/9/1925 wed Kenneth George Clark
8. Ronald Hurford.
9. Shirley Hurford.
10.4 George Edward Hurford 7 Mar 1918 wed Joyce Arnold 20 Mar 1919, 4th child of Hope Mitchell and James Arnold
4 chn - Edward, Kathleen, Arthur, Patricia
10.7 Olive Jean Hurford 28/9/1925, wed Kenneth George Clark in Llanelly, Victoria, 18/5/1946. Kenneth was born in Tarnagulla, Victoria 3/10/1920. Kenneth is the son of Andrew Clark and Violet Radnell.

Two


William Hurford wed 1856 #2338 to Isabella Cunningham 1839 - 1916 #5829 aged 77, daughter of Isabella Boon and James Cunningham, and settled in Collingwood
This arrival does not match 'parents names'. John Cunningham aged 37came Dec 1852 as Unassisted passengers on the Norna with Mary Cunningham aged 36, Isabella Cunningham aged 12, Laurence Cunningham aged 12, Elizabeth Cunningham aged 10, John Cunningham aged 9
12 children 1. Isabella Henrietta Hurford 1857 #8461 - 1949 #4895 aged 91
2. William Alexander Cunningham Hurford 1860 #281 - 917 #5645 aged 57
3. Emily Matilda Cunningham Hurford 1862 #1549 - 1930 #7246 aged 68
4. Clara Ann Boon Hurford 1864 #1641 lived 13 months
5. James Frederick Charles Hurford 1865 #14560
6. Thomas Walter Hurford 1868 #22548 lived 5 months
7. Walter Thomas Hurford 1870 #22245 lived 4 months
8. Ada Bryant Hurford 1872 #7997 - 1957 #4030 aged 85,
9. Lily Hurford 1876 #8465 - 1953 #7376 aged 77
10. Daisey Hurford 1877 #7966
11. Rose Hurford 1879 #22258
12. Walter George Hurford 1883 #4697 lived 17 months
1. Isabella Henrietta Hurford 1857 #8461 - 1949 #4895 aged 91, wed c1900 to Richard Thompson Menzie
1 child 1. Richard Thompson Menzie 1902 #12018 - 1903 #2754 lived 1 month
2. William Alexander Cunningham Hurford 1860 #281 - 917 #5645 aged 57 wed 1887 to Jane Robertson 1864 - 1941 #3950 aged 77, who lived at Williamstown
3 children 1. Violet May Hurford 1888 #29148 wed 1910 #6737 to Thos Chas Hart
2. Ctina Isabella Hurford 1890 #22775 wed 1911 #1780 to Archd Jno Spence 1888 #18852 son of Mary Zeaman and John James Spence born at Cauulfield
3. Wm Jno Hurford 1892 #12060 - 1981 #3812 aged 91 wed 1914 #2115 to Annie Maud Palmer
3. Emily Matilda Cunningham Hurford 1862 #1549 - 1930 #7246 aged 68, wed 1884 to William Stephen Lynn 1860 #16734 son of Margaret White and William Lynn born at Beechworth, 3 children
5. James Frederick Charles Hurford 1865 #14560 wed 1889 #1733 to Esther Martha Sarah Ann Yewdall 1867 #9659
4 children 1. Alick Wm Jas Lawson Hurford 1890 #1428
2. Ruth Ada Fanny Verner Hurford 1891 #31371 - 1896 #5113 aged 4 years, death indexed as Verna
3. Alice Alma Burnett Hurford 1897 #17802
4. Irene Myrtle Cattell Hurford 1900 #17178 - 1957 #14374 aged 57, wed Dickenson
1. Alick Wm Jas Lawson Hurford 1890 #1428 wed 1911 #10677 to Florence Royal Maslin 1889 #33006 - 1965 #9085 aged 75, dau of Kathleen Whiteley and Jasper James Maslin, divorced, and Florence wed 1916 #8249 to Bertie Oscar Reid
3 children 1. Roy James Hurford 1912 #29615 - 1950 #9015 aged 37 hit by a car, while wheeling the pram, baby survived
2. Raymond Geo Reid Hurford 1914 #28253
3. Bertie Oscar Reid 1921 #7275 lived 18 months
8. Ada Bryant Hurford 1872 #7997 - 1957 #4030 aged 85, wed c1897 in Sydney to James Lampshire 1861 #13286 son of Elizabeth Lampshire wed 1859 #2963 to William Lampshire.
Elizabeth Lampshire born 20 Jul 1837 - 1906 dau of Elizabeth Ann Trevena and Walter Lampshire of St Allen, Truro, Cornwall
William Lampshire chr 13 Jan 1836 - 1897, son of Frances James, and John Lampshire of St Allen, Truro, Cornwall
3 children 1. Adrian Clarence Lampshire 1897 - 1963, born in Sydney, died in Victoria, Australia
2. Ada F D I Lampshire 1899, Sydney,
3. Rose E V Lampshire 1901, Sydney,
10. Daisey Hurford 1877 #7966 wed 1900 to Frederick William Phillips and lived at Collingwood, possibly Frederick George Phillips 1869 #14742 son of Annie Maria Johnson and Henry Phillips, born at Collingwood
3 children 1. Muriel Phillips 1900 #25709
2. Sadie Phillips 1903 #2418 - 1903 #13062 lived 1 month
3. Eileen Phillips 1905 #25191
11. Rose Hurford 1879 #22258 wed c1897 to Alfred Robertson and lived at Preston
1 child 1. Talbot Preston Robertson 1898 #21535

Three

William Hurford Three, born in London, wed 1875 to Sarah Julia King 1852 #20661 - 1899 aged 46, daughter of John and Mary King, and they lived in Collingwood
2 children 1. William Henry Hurford 1876 #1799 - 1942 #9643 aged 66
2. Alice Maud Mary Hurford 1878
Wm Hy Hurford 1876 #1799 - 1942 #9643 aged 66 wed 1900 #3928 to Lillian Hilda Jane Couchman 1879 - 1948 #22245 aged 69, no known children

William Hurford wed 1899 to Florence Gertrude Wood 1872 - 1908 #5154 aged 36, daughter of Emma Evans and Geo Alfd Wood died at Carlton (death notice has her father as Hurford)
4 children 1. James Thomas Hurford 1901
2. Ernest Hurford 1903 lived 1 day
3. Stanley Harold Hurford 1905
4. Cyril Walter Hurford 1906



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