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Thomas Inches

See the pages on Inches Family - Thomas is person 39. This work is not signed, so can not personally say Thankyou to the one who made the web pages.
He emigrated from Greenock with his brother Robert, sailing as assisted immigrants on the Marquis of Bute, which arrived in Port Phillip, Victoria on 30 November 1841.
He worked in Victoria for a year and visited New South Wales. By 1844, when James Garth of the Huon was building his 27 ton ketch Caledonia at Desolation Bay, he heard that Thomas Inches was in the country and asked him to help in finishing the vessel. The Caledonia was the first ship built by Thomas Inches in Tasmania and it was also said to be the foundation of shipbuilding on the Huon. He married James Garth’s daughter Mary on 29 July 1845 at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, Hobart
Information obtained from Archives Office of Tasmania http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/
The Will of Thomas Inches, is reached through the Archives pages, [Will No. 7513] Inches, Thomas whose Will was processed 13 Aug 1908, Executors are son Thomas Inches and son in law James Lord Wilkinson

Thomas Inches born 1819 at Balbeggie, Scotland, moved to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and lived there till he died in 1908. He wed 1845 to Mary Garth 1827 - 1862. He then wed 1864 to Rebecca Blofield 1832 - 1914 died at Tasman, Tasmania.
Rebecca Blofield christened 12 Apr 1829 at St Botolph Bishopsgate, London, London, England, dau of Sarah and James Blofield,

From on Friday, 9 March 2012

James Blofeld was born 22 Feb 1785 in Bethnal Green, London, England; died 28 Sep 1844
James Blofeld wed 11 Aug 1816 to Sarah Morris at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England, and all children christened at St Botolph Bishopsgate, London,
1. James Blofeld Christening: 02 Jan 1820, died 1903, wed Oct-Dec 1845 to Charlotte Hagger in Epping district, Essex.
2. Thomas Blofeld Christening: 11 Mar 1821, died 1831
3. Sarah Blofeld Christening: 03 Nov 1822 possibly wed Oct-Dec 1852 to Edward Castell, or Thomas Powell (other wife is Charlotte Payne, on page 902, Vol 1d, Lewisham District
4. Robert William Blofeld Christening: 21 Aug 1825 died 28 Jan 1902 in Cannanore, Madras, India. He married (1) 26 Dec 1854 to Ruth Aldred aged 14 years; (2) on 4 Jul 1856 in Coonoor, Madras, India to Charlotte Matilda Gage 1843 - 4 May 1906
5. Helen Blofeld Christening: 12 Aug 1827 wed in India ??
6. Rebecca Blofeld Christening: 12 Apr 1829 wed 1864 in Tasmania to Thomas Inches
7. Charles Blofeld Christening: 09 May 1832 and Death: 13 May 1832,

Rebecca Blofield aged 19 came 7 Dec 1848 to Geelong on the Aurora, barque, Valentine Ryan commander, from London and Plymouth. Dr Jeffs Surgeon Superintendent, with 203 immigrants, of whom 58 are single men and 30 single women not in families, and 33 families; 108 days from Plymouth. Rebecca Blofield is described as aged 19, housemaid, from London, Middlesex, religion is Independent, and she both reads and writes
In Geelong, recorded The Argus, Tue 10 July 1849, — 5.— Scotia, schooner, Ogilvie, master, for Hobart Town. Passengers—(cabin) Mrs Ogilvie, Miss Edols, Miss Plowett, Mr Young, Mr Jas. Murdoch : (steerage) Mr Cairnes, wife and two children, Mr. Hutchison and wife.
EXPORTS. July 5.—Per Scotia— 1 case millinery, 5 bundles vines, Swanston, Willis & Co.; 10 tierces beef, N. Gilbert; 7 ditto, J. A. Smith; 4 boxes blue, T. Kerr; 72 tierces beef, Jackson, Rae & Co.; 45 ditto, Cullen & Edols; 30 bullocks, 50 sheep, 6 tierces beef, 33 hides, T. Ogilvie.
In Hobart Courier, 21 July 1849, Arrived the schooner Scotia, on July l8, 112 tons, Ogilvie, from Geelong 6th July, with cattle, Pssengers Mrs Ogilvie, Miss Edds, Miss Blofield, and Mr. Young ; steerage, Mr. Hopwood, J. M'Arne, wife, and two children, Herdson and wife, G. Deacon.
From The Mercury, Hobart, Tas. Tuesday 23 August 1864
INCHES-BLOFIELD. - At Shipwright's Point, by the Rev. T. Stansfield, Thomas Inches, Esq., to Rebecca, third daughter of the late James Blofield, Esq., of the City of London. They had 2 daughters.


The list of First Fleet Convicts includes
Scarborough, Convict Edward Garth also Gaff or Gash
Friendship, Convict Suzannah Garth also Gough, Grates, Grant or Grath
Thomas Inches and Mary Garth are parents of
8 Children of Mary 1. Mary Anne Inches 29 Jan 1847 no known children
2. Robert Inches 4 Mar 1849
3. Thomas Inches 6 Aug 1851
4. Jane Inches 28 May 1853
5. Clara Inches 18 Aug 1855 - 13 Oct 1860
6. Adulphus James Inches 9 Aug 1857
7. Twin Rheuben David Inches 13 Jul 1859 - 17 Jun 1935 aged 75
8. Twin Edwin Alfred Inches 13 Jul 1859
2 Children of Rebecca 9. Edith Alice Rebecca Inches 12 Apr 1866 at Franklin wed 1897 to William Henry Kennedy
10. unknown dau
1. Mary Anne Inches 29 Jan 1847 at Hobart, death details unknown. wed 4 May 1871 at Franklin, Tasmania, Australia to James Lord Wilkinson born 20 June 1838 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, son of Hannah Wilcocks and Henry Wilkinson
No children known
2. Robert Inches 4 March 1849 - 29 May 1904, born at Hobart, Tasmania, died in Tasmania, wed 4 Oct 1873 at Clarence, Tasmania, to Alice Mary Joseph 26 May 1849 - 19 Oct 1898, dau of Margaret Maum wed 20 May 1840 to Benjamin Joseph, born at Clarence, Tasmania. Has left a Will
6 Children 1. Arthur Robert Inches 21 Mar 1875 - 8 May 1878 lived 3 years
2. Percy Rowland Inches 12 Mar 1879 - 1883 at Hobart
3. Amy Mary Malvina Inches 5 June 1881 alive in 1908, in grand father's Will
4. Twin Olive Blanche Inches 28 Aug 1884 /2219 - 1910 in Tasmania, in grand father's Will
5. Twin Lillian May Inches 28 Aug 1884 /2220 - 1884 in Tasmania
6. Robert Horace Inches 30 Aug 1889 alive in 1908, in grand father's Will
3. Thomas Inches 6 Aug 1851 - 19 June 1911 aged 60, born and died at Shipwrights Point, Hobart, Tasmania, wed 7 Jan 1874, at Hobart, to Mary Mulcahy 22 Mar 1853 - 22 Feb 1932 aged 80, born at Limerick, Ireland and died in Hobart, Tasmania
12 Children 1. Herbert Wilfred Thomas Inches 21 Oct 1874 - 1943 wed Edith Hoskings
2. James Robert Inches 10 June 1876 - 29 June 1896 aged 20 years, at Geeveston
3. David Chapman Inches 17 Feb 1878 - 1955, wed Hannah George
4. Marian Elizabeth Rebecca Inches 16 Jun 1880 - 3 Jan 1888 at Geeveston, aged 7 years
5. Ida Estelle Inches 4 Feb 1882 - 1960
6. Jessie Annette Inches 14 June 1883 - 1974, wed Herbert Nelson
7. Elizabeth Chapman Inches 1 June 1885 - 18 Sep 1959, wed 1921 to James Stafford Griggs 1886 - 11 Jan 1947 son of Mary Close and Joseph Griggs, born at Franklin, Tas, divorced he also wed Essie (named on tombstone in Castle Forbes Bay Methodist Cemetary
8. Beryl Maud Inches 10 Mar 1887 - 1964, wed to Lovald Kile
9. Doris Mary Edith Inches 5 June 1889 - 1970 #14379 aged 81, wed Thomas Dickson
10. Gracie Lilian Inches 2 Jan 1891 - 1968, wed Raymond Shield
11. Cyril Edward Vernon Inches 4 Nov 1892 - 5 Aug 1924
12. Chrystal Sylvia Inches 4 Mar 1895 - 21 June 1993, wed Frederick Norris, daus Elizabeth 30 Nov 1930 - 17 Mar 2004, wed Cruden, Judy, Mary, Brenda, Nathalie, Rhyllis
4. Jane Inches 28 May 1853 at Hobart, Tasmania, wed 30 Apr 1872 at Franklin, Tasmania, to John Drysdale, 11 children
6. Adolphus James Inches 9 Aug 1857 wed 27 May 1880 - Hobart, Tasmania, to Julia Mary Cato 1859 - Hobart, Tasmania, daughter of William Cato 1819 and Rosetta Coggin 1824
4 children 1. Ruby Isolene Inches 23 Feb 1881
2. Myra Estelle Inches 15 June 1882
3. Rita Emma Inches 25 Nov 1883
4. Roydon James Inches 23 Apr 1885
8. Edwin Inches 13 Jul 1859 - 9 Aug 1907 aged 49, wed 19 Mar 1888 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia to Ada Ibbotson 18 June 1858 - Sep 1925 aged 67 Dates and other details from on 12 Feb 2010
7 Children 1. Harold Inches 1889 - 1975 wed Coralie Martyn
2. Clara Rebecca Inches 4 Apr 1891
3. Ruby Augusta Inches 5 Aug 1892 wed Alfred Thiessen
4. Cecil Edwin Inches 3 Nov 1893 wed Violet Monks
5. Donald Thomas Inches 19 Dec 1895 - 13 Apr 1898 lived 2 years at Esperance
6. Joshua Arthur Inches 2 July 1897
7. Ruth Inches 15 Nov 1898 wed Hull and then Denholm

Cheers, Deidre :o)
Northland

Thanks so much for that web site. Jane INCHES is my 2nd Cousin 4x Removed....she is a descendant of Jacob BELLETTE who was a First Fleet convict originally sent to Norfolk Island. If like me you like to have the parents and siblings of the spouses, I have shown what I have for her below. I didn't have any information on her descendants. Do you have any event places for John Walter DRYSDALE and his parents?

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