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Adelaide Eliza Kerrison wed 1913 to Cyril Nelson Wayth Gudgeon
Caroline Kerrison wed 1836 in Tas to John Steven (Handcock) Hancock
Edward Hart Kerrison wed 1914 to Vera Jean Bowie
Kathleen Doris Kerrison wed 1922 to Hubert Joseph Green
Mary Rose Kerrison wed 1914 to John James Blakney
Stephen Mark Kerrison wed 1919 to Helen Mary Tracey
Thomas Stonehouse Kerrison wed 1906 to Mary Elizabeth Lawry

Go here for comments by Ron Kerrison in England. He is very informative. His letter is summarised in the gold box below these notes.
John Kerrison died age 88, 12 June 1844, wed 21 Dec 1781 to Mary Bunn died age 82, 22 March 1841.
Stephen Kerrison born 25 Dec 1799 bapt 8 Jan 1800 - 28 Oct 1881, son of John Kerrison and Mary Bunn born at Wymondham, Norfolk, UK
Stephen Kerrison 25 Dec 1799 - 28 Oct 1881 aged 82, wed 12 Oct 1820 in the Abbey Church of St Mary, Wymondham, to Mary Goodings 1802 - 24 Jan 1880 aged 78.
The parents and seven children left Gravesend via the 'Charles Kerr' as Assisted Immigrants on 9 Jul 1835, and arrived in Launceston, Tasmania on 20 Nov 1835.

In 28 years, Mary gave birth to 15 children, infant twins died, and 12 married, producing 128 grandchildren.

1. Caroline Kerrison 1820 married to John Steven Hancock, 14 Children
2. John Kerrison 1822 wed 30 Apr 1847 Mary Dermody 7 Children
3. Eliza Kerrison 7 Sep 1823 married James Suddy Taylor, 11 Children
4. Twin Mary Kerrison 10 May 1825 buried 28 May aged 18 days
5. Twin Stephen Kerrison 10 May 1825 buried 20 May aged 10 days
6. Stephen Kerrison 1829 wed 27 Jan 1854 to Elizabeth Godfrey, 13 Children
7. Twin Cornelius Kerrison 1831 wed 24 May 1853 to Catherine Hart, 11 Children
8. Twin Harriet Kerrison 1831 wed 25 Apr 1847 to John Morris, 12 Children
9. James Kerrison 1833 did not marry
10. George Kerrison 21 May 1836 wed 24 Dec 1855 to Selina Moore, 9 Children
11. Betsy Kerrison 10 Aug 1838 wed 10 Dec 1851 to James Goodson, 11 Children
12. Henry Kerrison 29 Nov 1840 wed 24 Nov 1860 to Mary Ann Williams, 9 Children
13. Mary Kerrison 20 May 1841 wed Robert Scott then to William Brown, 13 Children
14. Robert Kerrison 18 Oct 1845 wed 2 May 1871 to Elizabeth Stonehouse 5 Children
15. Solomon Kerrison 2 Jan 1848 wed 14 Sept 1868 to Martha Bartram, 13 Children

1. Caroline Kerrison 1820 - 24 Jun 1876, died at Wilson's Lead and buried at Dunolly, wed 4 July 1836 at St John's Launceston, Tasmania to John Stevens Hancock 14 Feb 1805 - 8 Jan 1883
See the Hancock page for more details

14 Children   1. Mary Ann Hancock 10 July 1837 - 26 Apr 1901 wed 1853 to Henry Blabey
2. Caroline Hancock 10 May 1839 - 28 Aug 1911 wed 1856 to James Battley Leeder
3. George Hancock 9 March 1841 - 15 Sep 1926 wed 1862 to Eliza Taylor
4. Sarah Hancock 2 Mar 1843 to 12 Aug 1843, lived 5 months
5. John Hancock 31 July 1844 - 24 Aug 1907 wed 1868 to Elizabeth Atkinson and (2) to Elizabeth Neill. No details known
6. Sarah Ann Hancock 25 Aug 1846 - 27 Dec 1916 wed John Alfred Burke
7. Joseph Hancock 16 Sept 1847 died as infant
8. Archer Hancock 1 Nov 1848 - 31 May 1908 wed Caroline Taylor
9. Cornelius Hancock 11 Sep 1850 - 14 June 1876 lived 25 years
10. Harriet Hancock 19 Dec 1853 - 20 Apr 1932 wed 1875 to William Rowe Bassett.
11. Eliza Hancock 1 Apr 1856 - 7 Apr 1922 wed William Leeder, son of her second eldest sister.
12. Layer Hancock 4 July 1858 wed Thomas Sears. No details known
13. Rose Hancock 1 Jan 1861 - 20 Sep 1927 wed 1885 #5698 Vic to Samuel Charles Atherton
14. Robert Hancock 7 March 1863 wed 1885 #1425 Vic to Edith Duncalf. Robert is said to have been born blind.

2. John Kerrison 1822 - July 1890 wed (1) 30 Apr 1847 at Adelaide, South Australia to Mary Dermody ? - 1868, and (2) Widow Peddey nee Harriet Cox, and (3) Widow Tassell nee Jane Way
7 Children 1. John Kerrison died at Findon in 1927
2. William Kerrison 1856 - 3 Oct 1927 died at Port Lincoln, wed 31 Dec 1879 at Moonta, died without issue
3. Michael Kerrison died at Grange in 1927
4. George Kerrison died at Adelaide in 1927
5. Alice Jane Kerrison 29 Sep 1867 - 2 Dec 1960, wed James William Clark 26 Oct 1889
6 and 7 sisters not mentioned in obituary, 1927
The article "Last Original Settler Passes" in the Renmark newspaper after 2 Dec 1960 refers to Alice Jane Kerrison who was born at Wallaroo 29 Sep 1867 and went to Renmark in 1887 with the Chaffey brothers. On 26 Oct 1889 she married James William Clark, born in London, arrived in Renmark in 1889 and died on 9 Feb 1937, who had 2 children by a previous marriage, Bill now at Albury and the late Mrs HD Howie (details apply to 1960). Her daughter Dorothy died 10 May 1960 aged 71 and she died 2 Dec 1960 aged 93, the last of the original 300 settlers in the Renmark district.

3. Eliza Kerrison 7 Sep 1824 - 26 Jul 1905 wed 27 Apr 1840 at St John's Launceston to James Suddy Taylor 17 Apr 1813 - 21 Jul 1862 See the Taylor page for details
11 Children 1. Eliza Taylor 28 Dec 1842 - 18 Oct 1917 wed 1862 to George Hancock
2. James Taylor 19 Apr 1845 - 28 Feb 1906, wed in 1871 to Elizabeth Ann Beard
3. Joseph Taylor [1] 16 Sep 1847 died in Oct 1847.
4. Joseph Taylor [2] 4 Oct 1848 died about April 1853.
5. Maria Taylor 11 Dec 1850 - 7 Jul 1932, wed 4 Oct 1869 to George Wilson
6. Catherine Taylor 29 Dec 1853 - 16 Sep 1928, wed 1874 to Archer Hancock
7. Edward George Taylor 30 Jan 1856 - 5 Dec 1925, wed 1874 to Rachel Hawkins
8. Mary Jane Taylor 11 March 1859 - 8 July 1943, wed 27 July 1877 to cousin Stephen Kerrison
9. Emily Taylor 17 Sep 1861 - 23 Feb 1862 at Carisbrook, Vic aged 5 months
10. Adelaide Taylor 17 Jan 1863 - 3 May 1939, wed 1886 to Nicholas James Beard

6. Stephen Kerrison 1829 - 10 Nov 1899, left Tasmania 18 Jun 1845 on the 'Shamrock' with his brother John. They went to Bombala where Stephen wed 27 Jan 1854 to Elizabeth Godfrey 1833 - 5 Oct 1920
15 Children 1. Elizabeth Jane Kerrison 1856 wed Jack Greer
2. Mary Kerrison 1858 - 1903 wed Jack Gleeson
3. James George Kerrison 1860 - 26 Apr 1947 wed (1) Janet Brownlie and (2) Louise Veldt
4. William Martin Kerrison 1862 died in infancy
5. Henry Robert Kerrison 6 May 1863 - 23 Feb 1923 wed 1892 to Mary Ann Kimber
6. Caroline Kerrison 1865 wed Jack Quealey
7. Harriet Ann Kerrison 29 Sep 1867 - 2 May 1923 wed 1893 to Charles Edmond Phillips
8. Julia (Nell) Kerrison 1870 - 19 Jul 1953 wed George Toms
9. Stephen John Kerrison 1871 - 7 Jan 1944 wed 1897 to Florence Minehan
10. Cornelius Kerrison 1872 - 1943
11. Florence Kerrison 1873 - 1967
Mahaleth Julia Jane 1874
12. Arthur Edgar Kerrison 1876 - 27 Jan 1955 wed 1899 to Amy Peisley
13. Albert John Kerrison 1878 wed Florence Peisley
From on Fri, 26 Oct 2007

Dear Elizabeth

I was looking for information on Elizabeth Godfrey and Stephen Kerrison - I am a descendant of Elizabeth's sister Anne Godfrey (through her son Thomas Griffin), and am tracking the other children of that Godfrey family who also came to Australia from Ireland. Thank you for the information, you have added to our family tree considerably.

Incidentally, one of the Elizabeth and Stephen Kerrison's sons, Arthur Edgar Kerrison, married another relative of mine Amy Peisley (which you have down in your information). Amy's aunt, Emma McCoy (Emma was a younger sister of Amy's mother Martha McCoy) married Thomas Griffin. Elizabeth Godfrey was Thomas's aunt (making Arthur Edgar Kerrison his first cousin). I suppose this kind of inter-relationship is not uncommon in small country communities.

In any case, thank you again, if you or any of your contacts is interested in our family, feel free to pass on my contact details

Best wishes

Katherine Jones


7. Twin Cornelius Kerrison 1831 - 18 Mar 1903, wed 24 May 1853 in Adelaide to (1) Catherine Hart and (2) on 23 May 1883 aged 51 to Catherine Pollard aged 48. On 12 Nov 1845 he sailed with his sister Caroline on the 'Henry' to South Australia, then joined first a whaling boat to Eden, NSW, then a sailing ship to the California goldfields. In 1853 he returned to his sister at Mt Barker, married Catherine, visited the gold fields at Ballarat, then decided to return to Tasmania and settle at Beaconsfield.
11 Children 1. Stephen Kerrison 7 Mar 1854 - 30 Jun 1924 born at Ballarat, wed 27 Jul 1877 to Mary Jane Taylor 11 Mar 1859 - 8 Jul 1943, 8th child of Eliza Kerrison and James Suddy Taylor, and had 9 children
2. Harriet Kerrison 24 Jun 1855 - 13 Oct 1859.
Children born in Tasmania
3. Ellen Kerrison 5 May 1857 - 2 Jan 1858
4. Mary Kerrison 13 Jan 1859 - 7 Apr 1931 wed 1879 to Robert Foot
5. Cornelius Kerrison 13 Apr 1861 - 13 Jan 43 wed (1) 1896 to Maudine McKenzie, wed (2) 1910 to Daisy Ann McLeod
6. Eliza Kerrison 1863 - 11 Mar 1939 wed 1889 to George Albert Onions
7. Mark Kerrison 30 Nov 1864 - 29 Nov 1922 wed 1886 to Susannah Cameron
8. Solomon Kerrison 5 Sep 1866 - 19 Nov 1951, born Tasmania, died WA, wed 25 Dec 1888 at Dunolly to Georgina Eliza Hancock 5 Dec 1864 - 11 Apr 1921, born Tarnagulla, died Karrakatta WA, See Georgina's entry
9. Joseph Kerrison 31 Jan 1868 - 19 Oct 1945 wed 1896 to Mary Graham
10. George Kerrison 2 May 1870 - 16 Sep 1870
11. William Ernest Kerrison 5 Mar 1875 - 21 May 1924 wed 1897 to Emmeline Best

8. Twin Harriet Kerrison 1831 - 15 Mar 1900, wed 25 Apr 1847 to John Morris 1819 - 8 Jun 1904 born in Oswestry, Wales and died at Mt Barker, South Australia. John arrived in Tasmania with an uncle in 1839. In July 1848 his and Harriet's home was burnt down, and they decided to sail to South Australia on the 'Halcyon', then travelled by bullock wagon to Mt Barker, where they settled near Harriet's family members. See the Morris page for their 12 Children

9. James Kerrison 1833 - 14 Nov 1870, did not marry, lived at Bombala NSW and suffered from asthma.

Children born in Launceston, Tasmania.

10. George Kerrison 21 May 1836 - 18 Feb 1874, killed when the steamer he was travelling on, the 'Little Nell', exploded on the Tamaar River between Launceston and Georgetowm, wed 24 Dec 1855 to Selina Moore. Selina wed (2) William Stonehouse on 4 Dec 1885, aged 57, at the home of her daughter Caroline.
9 Children 1. Stephen Kerrison 15 Jun 1856 - 9 Jul 1936 wed 1886 to Grace Elizabeth Rebecca Williams at Scottsdale
2. Daughter 20 Mar 1858 lived a day
3. James Kerrison 18 Apr 1859 - 10 Jul 1975 wed 1884 to Lucy Moore at Sidmouth
4. Caroline Kerrison 26 Jul 1861 wed Albert Edward Maumill
5. Harriet Elizabeth Kerrison 4 May 1864 - did she marry 1884?
6. William Kirkwood Kerrison 20 Nov 1866 lived 3 days
7. Christina Florence Kerrison 7 Mar 1968 - 14 Jun 1893
8. Robert Kerrison 2 Nov 1870 - 7 Apr 1946 wed 1895 to Elizabeth Agnes McIvor
9. Georgina Catherine Blanche Mary Evelyn Kerrison 31 Dec 1873 wed 1890 to William Edward Williams

From on Wednesday, 4 April, 2012
Betsy Kerrison (born in Tasmania, daughter of James and Betsy Goodson)as Elizabeth who married James Goodson is my great great grandmother.


11. Betsy Kerrison 10 Aug 1838 - 11 Apr 1895, born in Launceston, Tasmania, wed 10 Dec 1851 to James Goodson 1826 - 23 Sept 1878 (Betsy 15 and James 25yrs)
Source comments that Betsy was aged 13 when she married. They moved to Oamaru district in New Zealand where James died. Betsy later moved to Sale, Victoria where she died.
11 Children 1. Mary Ann Goodson 26 Jun 1853 - 25 Nov 1909, wed 26 Mar 1879 to Sampson Carlyon in New Zealand.
2. James Stephen Goodson 27 Apr 1855 wed at Launceston to Mary Jane Aymers
3. Betsy Goodson 6 May 1857 wed ? Buzan
4. Henry Francis Goodson 9 May 1859 wed in New Zealand and moved to Australia
5. Cornelius Goodson 3 Aug 1861 wed in Ireland
6. Emma Goodson 19 Jun 1863 wed William Rusbatch
7. Eliza Goodson 21 Jul 1865 wed William Rawson
8. William Kirkwood Goodson 3 Mar 1867 wed Elizabeth Walker Allen
9. Susan Goodson 3 Nov 1868 wed James Wilde
10. Solomon Goodson 4 Oct 1872 wed sister of William Rawson
11. Florada Goodson 10 Jun 1874 at Golden Hill, Tas, died 10 Mar 1891 aged 16, at Sale, Vic, wed George Thomas Maynard
6. Emma Goodson 19 Jun 1863 - 24 Oct 1946 died in Oamaru aged 81, wed William Rusbatch (b. 19 August 1860, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, d. 1 June 1894, Oamaru, NZ) in Oamaru on the 6 Aug 1884, with 4 children.
7. Eliza Goodson 21 Jul 1865 wed 11 January 1887 to George William Rawson ( born Lyttelton, New Zealand, son of William and Elizabeth Rawson ) at the home of William Rusbatch, Ouse St Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand.
They lived in Reidston just south of Oamaru. He worked as a stone mason at the Teschmakers limesone Quarry. He was killed in an accident at the quarry in 1904 leaving Eliza to raise 9 children of their own plus 1 foster boy.
10 Children 1. William James Rawson (1887-1967)
2. Edward Charles Rawson (1889-1973)
3. Alfred Henry Rawson (1890-1968)
4. Elizabeth Bryce Haines Rawson (1892 - 1969)
5. Robert Cecil Rawson (1894-1973)
6. Florada Rawson (1896)
7. George Rawson (1898)
8. Furly Rawson (1901-1950)
9. Hector Rawson (1902-1964)
10. Harold Whitrow, also known as Curly Rawson, foster child
3. Alfred Henry Rawson wed Jessie Damon from Poowing, Vic, Aust. They had 12 children, 10 survived and made their home in Windsor, North Otago.

12. Henry Kerrison 29 Nov 1840 - 15 Oct 1905, born in Launceston, Tasmania, wed 24 Nov 1860 to Mary Ann Williams 1840 - 21 Feb 1918 died at Hobart, daughter of Ann Chaffey 1800 and Thomas Williams 1797 who had 11 children
The family lived at Launceston then moved to Lyell about 1896.
13 Children 1. Stephen Francis Kerrison 28 Sep 1861
2. Henry Albert Kerrison 1863- wed 1898 to Margaret Cross
3. George Lewis Kerrison 17 Mar 1865 - 18 Aug 1942 wed 1892 to Jessie Dodd
4. Henry Albert Kerrison 1865 married Margaret Coss
5. William Oscar Kerrison 22 Sept 1867
6. John Ernest Kerrison 26 Jun 1869
7. Leonard Lempiere Kerrison 22 May 1871 - 16 Dec 1949
8. Charles Percy Kerrison 1872 wed 21 October 1895 to Margaret Hill
9. Arthur Alfred Kerrison 16 March 1875 - 16 December 1946
10. Herbert Henry Kerrison 22 Jan 1877 - 22 August 1956
11. Walter Harold Kerrison 22 Dec 1878 - 15 May 1945 aged 67
12. Edward James Taylor Kerrison 19 Mar 1881 - 29 October 1953 aged 72
13. Catherine Mary Ann Kerrison 24 Oct 1882 - 24 December 1951
1. Stephen Francis Kerrison 28 Sep 1861 wed c1886 to Amelia Maumill 15 August 1870 - 25 September 1948 and the family came to Victoria before 1929
From on Thursday, 9 April, 2009, The earliest known in Tasmanian records are William Maumill father of Emanuel, and a Mary Ann Maumill 1818 - 1893, died aged 75 at Beaconsfield, Tasmania appears to be wife of William. Emanuel MAUMILL was born on 6 Jul 1845 in Richmond Hill, Tasmania, Australia and died on 12 Feb 1896 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia at age 50. Another name for Emanuel was Emanuel MAWMILL.
Emanuel married Susan WILLIAMS, daughter of George WILLIAMS and Ann SULLIVAN. Susan was born on 2 May 1846 in Richmond Hill, Tasmania, Australia. They had 11 children: George Emanuel Maumill, James Thomas Maumill, Amelia Joan Maumill 1870, Emanuel James Maumill, Susan Elizabeth Theresa Maumill, Herbert Edward Maumill, Walter William Maumill, Louis George Maumill, Joseph Henry Maumill, Joanna Ada Maumill and Charles Victor Gilro Maumill.
Secondly...you may be interested to know that there appears to be only one family in the World named Maumill...though some variants in the name were written down due to language difficulties

For notes on Mary Ann Campbell who wed William Maumill, see Webpage by unknown, descendents of James CAMPBELL, born in 1760 in Scotland. When Mary Ann was 12, her family were on the Hibernia, 5 Dec 1832 when the second Mate set fire to the spirits as he was drawing the usual allowance of rum for the people. There were about 232 souls on board and about 150 were killed in the chaos. And William's story too - he came as number 48723 - William Mawmell arrived 07 Nov 1830 at Hobart on the Persian (2) which sailed on 28 Jun 1830 from Falmouth, UK. That leads to the Book of Convict names and Page 33 has William, tried at Lincoln 27 Oct 1829 and sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing a sheep worth 3/-. His Ticket of Leave was dated 19 Oct 1836 and about all he had done wrong was to get drunk about once a year.

8 Children 1. Richard Clarence Kerrison 1887-1966
2. Stephen Gordon Kerrison 24 Feb 1889-1968
3. Stanley Tasman Kerrison 4 Feb 1891-1942
4. Ivy Eleanor Fran Kerrison 18 Jun 1893-1957
5. Lillian Eileen Kerrison 28 Jul 1899-1970
6. Stewart Henry Or Harry Lyle Kerrison 1906-1946
7. William Maumill Kerrison 1909-1963
8. Mavis Noreen Kerrison 1910-1929
3. George Lewis Kerrison 17 Mar 1865 - 18 Aug 1942 wed 1892 to Jessie Dodd 1872 daughter of Agnes Liddell and James Dodd born at Port Sorell, Tasmania
7 Children 1. Archie Kerrison 1894 - 1965
2. George William Kerrison 1895 - 1964
3. Ellen May Kerrison 1897
4. Ruby Coral Kerrison 1901-1979
5. Lucy Beryl Kerrison 1902-1976
6. Henry James Kerrison
7. Lindsay Kerrison 1912-1977
4. Henry Albert Kerrison 1865 wed 1898 to Margaret Winzenberg 1852 born in Agra, India (some records suggest she is widowed Margaret Coss who wed 1885 to Ernest Winzenberg, son Norman 1885)
6. John Ernest Kerrison 26 Jun 1869 wed 1888 to Clementine Smith c1868 - 1962, #17171 wed at Longford, Tasmania, Australia and died in Victoria
7 Children 1. Eliza (Lyla) Ethel Kerrison 1889-1960
2. Blanche Adelaide Kerrison 1891
3. John Oscar Clarence Kerrison 1892
4. George Henry Kerrison 1895 - 1919 #17524 aged 24
5. Percy Ernt Roy Kerrison 1907 #13711 - 1972
6. Walt Gordon Edwin Kerrison 1911 #15182 - 1977
7. Ruby May Kerrison 1913 #16686 - 1918 #13829 lived 6 years
7. Leonard Lempiere Kerrison 22 May 1871 - 16 Dec 1949 wed 18 Mar 1901 at Swan Bay, Tas to Caroline Emma/Emily Taylor who died 2 May 1952,
3 Children 1. Eric Lempier Kerrison 1902 - 1994 married Gladys Baker 1901 - 1982
2. Vernon Leonard Kerrison 1910 - 1911 #6850 lived 1 year
3. Thomas Keith Kerrison 1912 #24316
8. Charles Percy Kerrison 1872 wed 21 October 1895 to Margaret Hill
10. Herbert Henry Kerrison 22 Jan 1877 - 22 August 1956

From on 2 Jan 2005

I am interested in Herbert Henry KERRISON born 28 January 1877 George Town Tasmania son, I believe of Henry Kerrison.

Herbert Henry Kerrison m. Clara Florence Artis, the daughter of Margaret Smith and Joshua Artis who wed 1869 - LAUNCESTON, Tasmania and had 10 children.

Margaret ARTIS nee Smith is believed to be the sister of :
Clara Smith wed ANDREWS
Mary Ann Smith wed GRANT
Martha Smith wed MILLER

Another researcher belives the parents of Mary Ann Smith GRANT to be Thomas SMITH (William Metcalfe) and Eliza DOWNEY (East London) who married in Hobart 28/4/1845 RGD 37 1879/1845. I cannot locate the birth of a Clara to these people.

Do you know anything of the parents of Margaret Smith ARTIS? Are there any descendants of Herbert Henry and Clara Florence KERRISON who may have details of these people?


11. Walter Harold Kerrison 22 Dec 1878 - 15 May 1945 aged 67, wed 3 April 1907 to Emily Lawry 1879 - 10 July 1964 daughter of John Lawry

12. Edward James Taylor Kerrison 19 Mar 1881 - 29 October 1953 aged 72 wed 1905 to Isobel Adamthwaite 1882 #18309 daughter of Emma Smith and Joseph Adamthwaite born at Quambatook, later lived at South Yarra
6 Children 1. Henry Lyell Kerrison 1906 - 1974
2. Kenneth Frederick Kerrison 1909 - 1960
3. Harold Jas Kerrison 1911 #23143
4. Kathleen Isabel Kerrison 1913 #35186 - 1920 #7849 lived 6 years
5. Leonard Kerrison 1915 #25596
6. Holderness Kerrison 1918 #23163

13. Mary Kerrison 21 Aug 1841 - 12 June 1889 aged 49, born in Launceston, Tasmania, mar (1) 1 Dec 1856 to Robert Scott 1834, (Mary 15 and Robert 22 yrs)
Mary and Robert had one child, and Robert was gored by an animal and died.
Mary Kerrison wed (2) 3 July 1860 to William Brown 07 Feb 1831 - 31/10/1888 aged 57, and buried in the Supply River Church yard, where Mary was buried 8 months later.
12 Children 1. Caroline Scott who died in infancy.
2. Margaret Brown 6 Oct 1861 - 1893 wed Robert McLeod
3. John Thomas Brown 1 Jan 1863 - 20 Apr 1934
4. Mary Ellen Brown 17 Apr 1865 - 30 Nov 1932 wed John Brown
5. Caroline Eliza Brown 27 Aug 1866 - 20 Jun 1941 wed Arthur Thomas, then John Kerrison
6. William Edwin Brown 8 Jan 1869 - 21 Jul 1930 wed Augusta Julia Chaulk-Beaudinet
7. Peter Brown 6 Nov 1869 (gold miner at Beaconsfield)
8. Martha Brown 2 May 1872 lived 8 days
9. James Nelson Brown 18 Jun 1874 died 1930s in Newcastle
10. Elizabeth Jane Brown 17 Jun 1876 - 18 Jan 1975 wed 1903 to John James Blundell Craven
11. Daniel Frederick Brown 19 Nov 1878 - 18 Oct 1897 (gold miner at Beaconsfield)
12. Harriet Agnes Brown 20 Jan 1881 - 1972 in Melb, wed Arthur Holmes, then Edgar Hyland

14. Robert Kerrison 18 Oct 1845 - 23 Sept 1918 born in Launceston, Tasmania, wed (1) 2 May 1871 to Elizabeth Stonehouse 1851 - 17 Mar 1878, who died after the birth of her fifth child.
Robert Kerrison wed (2) 30 Mar 1880 to Nancy Stonehouse 1849 aged 31, with no issue.
5 Children 1. Ellen Jane Kerrison 19 Jul 1872 lived 12 days
2. John Kerrison 1874 - 2 May 1936 wed 13 Jun 1906 to Caroline Eliza Brown (Widow Thomas)
3. Alice Kerrison 1875 - 29 Aug 1937 wed George Emanuel Kerrison
4. Robert Leonard Kerrison 1876 - 17 Dec 1923
5. Thomas Stonehouse Kerrison 17 Mar 1878 - 17 Apr 1949 wed 18 Jul 1906 to Mary Elizabeth Lawry
4. Robert Leonard Kerrison 1876 - 17 Dec 1923 wed at Winkleigh 16 Nov 1916 to Jane Kerr. They had 4 children, the last being 5 months old at the time of his death. - Note of correctioon from on Thu, 18 Aug 2005

15. Solomon Kerrison 2 Jan 1848 - 17 June 1932 born in Launceston, Tasmania, 13th child of Mary Goodings and Stephen Kerrison, wed (1) 14 Sept 1868 to Martha Bartram,
mar (2) 1907 to Mary Ann Blade with no issue
13 Children 1. Robert Kerrison 19 Aug 1869 - 15 Dec 1935 wed 4 July 1906 to Gertrude Emily Miller 2 Apr 1883
2. George Emmanuel Kerrison 12 Jun 1870 - 6 June 1953 wed (1) Catherine Stonehouse 22 June 1857 - 7 Oct 1921, mar(2) c1923 to Alice Kerrison 10 Feb 1875 - 24 Aug 1937
3. Mary Elizabeth Kerrison 31 May 1872 - 13 Oct 1955, wed John Thomas Miller 3 May 1867 - 1 Apr 1936
4. Louis Nathaneal Kerrison 29 Nov 1873 - 11 July 1933 wed Florence Brown 1875 - 3 July 1935
5. Martha Ethel Kerrison 12 Feb 1875 died in infancy
6. Ethel Lenore Kerrison 22 Dec 1876 - 17 Sep 1945 wed Charles Robert Miller 4 Sept 1870 - 29 Nov 1944
7. Solomon Kerrison 5 Oct 1878 - 31 Aug 1966 mar(1) Sarah Liddle died 1915, mar(2) Goldie Harmon 24 Apr 1888 - 6 Sept 1962
8. Martha Joanna Kerrison 27 Oct 1880 - 16 May 1946 wed Sam Henderson
8. Ellen Jane Kerrison 14 Nov 1882 died in infancy
9. Joseph Walter Kerrison 28 Oct 1883 - 3 Aug 1965 wed Mary Louisa Finch (or French)
10. Alice Ruth Kerrison 19 Feb 1886 - 11 Nov 1971
11. Stephen Kerrison 31 Oct 1887 - 29 Oct 1975 wed Florence Jones 31 July 1892 - 29 Feb 1952
12. Cornelius Kerrison 18 May 1890 - 9 May 1973 wed 31 May 1915 to Grace Lillian Ellen Markham 22 Jan 1894 - 20 May 1969
13. Gordon Kerrison 10 Mar 1892 - 6 May 1969 wed 25 Feb 1915 to Minnie Mabel Atkinson 1 Apr 1891 - 18 Aug 1960?

Information Update, October 19, 2001, Contact by Email from in England
The Wymondham Registers record
James Currison baptised 23 July 1769, son of John and Sarah Currison
James Kerrison of Silfield (a district of Wymondham) died 21 June 1819 aged 50
James Kerrison wed 28 July 1795 to Mary Long
Mary Kerrison of Silfield died 12 July 1819 aged 50 (3 weeks after her husband)

The Wymondham registers reveal two called Stephen Kerrison,
one baptised 13 May 1798 son of James Kerrison and Mary Long,
and one baptised 25 Dec 1799, son of John Kerrison and Mary Bunn
Our Stephen's age at death of 82, as recorded on his tombstone, matches the Stephen born in 1799.
Comment - Another supporting clue is the use of John as the name of the first son, I could not see why James was not used till the 4th son was born.
Eliza Kerrison was baptised 7 Sep 1823, daughter of Stephen and Mary Kerrison
Twins Mary and Stephen baptised 10 May 1825, children of Stephen Kerrison and Mary Goodings. Stephen was buried 20 May and Mary on 28 May 1825
Mary Kerrison nee Goodings died at Supply River, Tasmania 24 Jan 1880

John Kerrison wed Dinah (Diana) Wright and migrated to America at the same time as his brother, our Stephen Kerrison, and his Mary 'were high-tailing it to Van Diemans Land'.



A second item from Ron
INFO FROM TASMANIA: THE VOYAGE;
CSO1/815/17435; pages 173-175 ( Tassy Records):
Launceston, Nov 20th., 1835.
To James Henty, Esquire.
Sir,
A sense of duty towards an individual whose ability as a Seaman and whose conduct as a Gentleman during the Voyage of the "Charles Kerr" from England to this place - it would be injustice to allow to remain unnoticed, induced me to intrude myself on your notice by means of this letter with a view to bring that conduct under the attention of the Authority of this Colony by whom I am convinced it will not fail to be duly appreciated.
For some time before the arrival of the "Charles Kerr" at this port, it was the wish of all persons on board, to present Captain Arnold with a note of thanks for his very gentlemanly conduct and great attention towards them on the passage, and upon making the Land on Tuesday last, I at the request of the passengers, generally addressed a note to the superintendant, desiring him to inform Captain Arnold of their wish and to know when it would be convenient to him to receive a deputation for the purpose of presenting it.
To that note I received a reply from Mr. Weymouth informing us that Captain Arnold did not feel himself at liberty to leave for one moment the duty of his ship, a prudence we have since seen the value of, as we had not then heard the melancholy accounts of the wrecks on King George's Headland or Sound , - but upon the Pilot coming on board to take charge of the ship, he would be proud to receive the proposed deputation - the pilot came on board on Wednesday morning - the remainder of that day was - and we waitred until afternoon when after speaking to Mr Weymouth, I received a note from him informing me that Caprtain Arnold did not want to receive any formal tribute of thanks from the passengers - a decision we had not time or oppurtunity to prevail on him to forego - to which you of your own knowledge can bear testimony.
We believe his public duties and the anxiety consequent on approaching the port, banished from his mind all feelings of a private nature and it is therefore our wish that the authorities should not be precluded by his disinterestedness from knowing our sentiments recollecting this truly meritorious and amiable commander. I, in consequence, take the liberty to request on behalf of the passengers generally that you as consigner (consignee?) of the "Charles Kerr" will take an opportunity of laying before them the accompanying paper which however humbly couched will vie in sincerity with one of a a more elaborate or eloquent description.
. I am, Sir, with much respect, your obedient and humble servant, signed James Sibley.
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CSO1/815/17435;pages 176-178:
To Hargord Arnold, Esq., Commander of the "Charles Kerr":
Bass Strait, November 28th 1835.
Sir,
We, the undersigned passengers of the "Charles Kerr" from England to Van Diemen's Land, desire, previous to leaving the vessel, to present you with our sincere and heartfelt thanks for the gentlemanly conduct and for the kind and considerate attention you have shown us during the time we have been on the voyage.
Without referring to the reasons that induced us to leave England by your ship, or our pretensions on arriving in the land of our adoption, we consider ourselves peculiarly fortunate that you should have been chosen to conduct our Voyage from that part of the World to this, for without intending any disrespect to the service of which you are unquestionably destined to become a distinguished member - we imagine some improper person might have been found, but I feel convinced at the same time, that no one more proper than yourself could possibly have been selected to conduct so important and delicate a commission.
It had given us great pleasure to observe and we have equal pleasure in recording that during the indisposition of your officers and from numerous inexplicable causes, peculiarly incident in the life of a seaman, the general regard you have shown to the comfort of the passengers and crew, that steady perseverence of conduct and promptness of execution we cannot too much admire and but insufficiently commend.
..... We have only now, Sir, to express a hope, that during the time you may think proper to continue in your present important and enterprising a situation, your voyage may be prosperous and happy, that the conduct by which you have been guided on the present occasion, may guide you the remainder of your public life, and that upon your retirement into private society, you may carry with you the kind protection(?) of that providence who through you have so graciously conducted us to the shores of this Land, the approbation fo your friends and the testimony of a good conscience, an Honest Man's Best Reward.
signed (48 passengers, including 22 men including Steven Kerrison).



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