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Surnames mentioned on this page
Elizabeth Ahern, James Hamilton Alexander, John Boucher,
Frances Britten, Elizabeth Clark, Julia Howard, James Hughes.
Families with their own pages are
Clark, and Alexander


John Lummis married Mary Martin on 22 Nov 1785 at Wickham Skeith, Suffolk, and to them were born four children. Mary died in 1812 aged 50.
John Lummis then married Mary Borrett aged about 26, on 10 May 1814. To them were born Mary Ann, Hannah, Frances, Valentine, Samman baptised 31 Dec 1826 and John baptised 29 July 1832.
John senior died on 3 May 1832 and the infant John died on 28 July 1833.
Widowed Mary married 19 June 1834 to George Gostling who died 1862. She died 1882.

SurnameGiven namesAgeMonthYearShipCodeFichePage
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Samman Lummis, baptised 31 Dec 1826, learned farming as a child, becoming a good ploughman. He went to London about 1848 and obtained work with a firm of painters and glaziers. It is claimed he worked on the glazing at St Pancreas Railway Station, and the installation of the King James II window in the House of Lords.
He attended a lecture on Australia and decided to board the Ballarat at London on 25 June 1853, arriving at Port Phillip on 28 Sept 1853. He was able to establish a farm at Murphy's Creek, and later assisted his three sons establish their own farms.
During the first World war he sold most of his horses to the Defence Department. He was active until his death in 1923, aged 97 years, and is buried at Dunolly.
Samman Lummis married Julia Howard on 27 October 1859. Unfortunately she died of Typhoid fever in 1875, aged 31 years. Her ninth child, Herbert Thomas, would have been less than 3 weeks old - he was born 8 Dec 1975. The children were cared for by Elizabeth Cowley, wife of Robert who was Best Man at their wedding.
9 Children 1. Frances Elizabeth Lummis 1860 - 23 Nov 1940 aged 80
2. Arthur Robert Lummis 11 June 1862 - 15 Dec 1954 aged 92
3. Agnes Emma Lummis 1864 - 17 Dec 1941 aged 78
4. John Samman Lummis 1 Oct 1866 - 21 Feb 1968 aged 102
5. James Cowley Lummis died 14 Nov 1866 aged 6 weeks
6. James Cowley Lummis 1869 - 8 Feb 1874 aged 5 years
7. Julia May Lummis 2 Aug 1871 #15756 - 29 Dec 1952 aged 81
8. Albert Valentine Lummis 1873 - 22 Jan 1874
9. Herbert Thomas Lummis 8 Dec 1875 #1866 - 4 Aug 1969 aged 94

1. Frances Elizabeth Lummis 1860 - 23 Nov 1940 wed 1888 to John Boucher
4 Children 1. Alfred Herbert Boucher 1891 - 1943 #20528 aged 54 died at Nhill
2. Elinor Delphine Boucher 1895 - 1984 #22754 aged 89, wed Moss
3. Evelyn Julia Boucher 1899 - 1976 #21029 aged 87, died at Dunolly
4. John Leonard Boucher 1902 - 1963 #22931 aged 71, died at Preston
2. Arthur Robert Lummis 11 June 1862 - 15 Dec 1954 aged 92 wed 1888 #2424 to Elizabeth Ahern.

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Arthur Robert Lummis [1862-1954] married my Grandfather's sister, Elizabeth [1864-1945] in 1888 in Mooroopna. Arthur was a grain dealer & around 1885 was a partner in the coach building business, Hoyle, Lea & Lummis. Apparently he was also something of an entrepreneur because he converted his grain store into a roller skating rink to take advantage of the new craze, during the winter months. He also ran old time dances in the same building & acted as the Master of Ceremonies. Arthur bought a farm at Undera in 1898 when he sold his grain business, he sold the farm in 1914 & settled on a larger area of land at Gilgandra NSW. Arthur & Elizabeth had 5 children all born in Mooroopna.
5 Children 1. Herbert Arthur Lummis b. 1892
2. Gladys Ann Lummis b. 1895
3. John Samman Lummis b. 1897
4. Julia May Lummis b. 1889
5. Albert George Lummis b. 1901, dying the same year.
Arthur was also Captain of the Mooroopna Fire Brigade in 1899 & was als involved with the local football club.

3. Agnes Emma Lummis 1864 - 17 Dec 1941 wed c1886 James Hughes
2 Children 1. Mabel Howard Hughes, 1887, wed Burrage, died 1951 aged 64, at St Arnaud
2. Elsie May Hughes 1888, wed Daly, died 1933 aged 45, at Carlton
4. John Samman Lummis 1 Oct 1866 - 21 Feb 1968 wed 1890 to Elizabeth Clark 1869 - 1934 #18149, daughter of Andrew Clark and Sibella Bell.
10 Children 1. Samman Lummis 1891 - 1904 aged 13
2. John Valentine Lummis 1892 wed 1915 to Louisa Fishlock 1894 - 1961, daughter of John Fishlock and Caroline Fletcher
      1. Winifred Victoria Lummis 1915
      2. Albert Arthur Lummis 1920
3. Edith Irene Lummis 1894
4. George Herbert Lummis 1897 lived 1 month
5. Agnes Alison Lummis 1899
6. Arthur Robert Lummis 1901 lived 1 year
7. Sibylla Bernice Lummis 1904
8. Ada Elizabeth Lummis 1906
9. Ethel Ferguson Lummis 1909
10. Doris Thelma Lummis 1912
7. Julia May Lummis 2 Aug 1871 - 29 Dec 1952 wed c1897 to James Hamilton Alexander, 5 Children
9. Herbert Thomas Lummis 8 Dec 1875 - 4 Aug 1969 aged 94, wed 1900 to Frances Britten 1873 - 1966 aged 93,
2 Children 1. Ernest Howard Lummis 1901
2. Mary Frances Lummis 1907

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