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George Oborne, John Oborne

George is believed to have arrived at Geelong 28 June 1849 on the Caroline Agnes.
See my notes on web page Came 1849 and Caroline Agnes by Don Ferguson, Melbourne - email bounced 2009
George Oborne wed 19 Oct 1806 to Jane Gray , at Gillingham, Dorset. She appears to be the daughter of Ann King and John Gray, born and baptised at Gillingham on 20 May, 1787. Two sons migrated to Australia.
Jane's children appears to include two sets of twins.
My records on George Oborne/Jane Gray by
Per record searches done in Gillingham Dorset this is what I have, subject to change as the names were reused and so many children died young, very complicating
1. Ann Oborne bapt 22 Aug 1808
2. William Oborne bapt 22 Aug 1808
3. Frances Oborne bapt 23 Apr 1809 - 8 Sept 1839 Frances Oborne was buried aged 30
4. John Oborne bapt 12 Nov 1809 buried 6 Mar 1820 aged 10
5. Twin Amelia Oborne bapt 27 Dec 1812
6. Twin Emma Oborne bapt 27 Dec 1812 - 12 Mar 1829 aged 16
7. Leah Oborne bapt 26 Feb 1815 - 12 Mar 1829 Buried on the same day Emma Oborne aged 16 and Leah Oborne aged 14
8. Elizabeth Betsey Oborne bapt 28 Jul 1816 buried 6 Mar 1820 aged 3
9. Rachel Oborne bapt 19 Jul 1818 - 6 Mar 1820 = Buried on the same day John aged 10, Elizabeth Betsy aged 3 and Rachel aged 1
10. John Oborne bapt 4 Jun 1820 wed Ann Elizabeth Hann, went in 1852 to Australia
11. Elizabeth Betsey Oborne bapt 20 Jun 1821
12. George Oborne bapt 8 Sept 1822 wed Isabella Broadway, went in 1848 to Australia
13. Henry Oborne bapt 10 Nov 1823
14. Rachel Oborne bapt 4 Sept 1825
15. Richard Oborne bapt 5 Aug 1827
16. Margaretta Emma Leah Oborne bapt 12 Jul 1829 - 21 Dec 1849 Leah Oborne was buried aged 21

John OBORN


Eddie Hann adds to the picture, with his discoveries.
John Oborne 1820 - 1873 died aged 53 #6427, son of Jane Gray and George Oborne born in Dorset, wed Oct-Dec 1848 to Ann Elizabeth Hann 1823 - 1887 died aged 64 #5848, dau of Mary Grey and Thomas Hann.
From on Sat, 3 Aug 2002
G'day Elizabeth
Just a quick note to thank you for helping me pass a brick-wall on an unrelated part of the Hann family.
For many years I have had a Thomas and Mary Hann who were having children in Portsmouth from 1810 - 1826 that I could not place. I also had a tree from a third party that had Thomas Hann marrying Mary Grey on 12 Sep 1805 in Gillingham, Dorset. The only child that was shown was born in 1846(?).
Recently I discovered that 1846 should have read 1806, but after that Thomas and Mary disappeared. It wasn't 'til I saw your web-page that I was able to piece the jigsaw together again.
When you said that John Oborne had married Ann Elizabeth Hann daughter of John and Mary (Grey) I linked her to the Gillingham couple. I then was wondering whether they married before or after they emigrated and seeing that the first child was born in 1853 started looking around that time. I discovered a marriage of Ann Elizabeth in Portsea R D in the 4th quarter of 1848.
Wondering whether this was feasible as Gillingham and Portsmouth are quite a way apart I suddenly remembered the mystery Thomas and Mary from the IGI and lo and behold Ann Elizabeth was christened at St Mary's Portsmouth on 16 April 1820.
Although it's all circumstantial at the moment it looks pretty certain that Thomas and Mary married in, and had a daughter in Gillingham in 1805 and 1806 then moved to Portsmouth and continued having their family there
Thanks again
Eddie Hann


From Jim Lankester on Friday, 8 October, 2010
I have found an interesting spelling variation.
John Oberne aged 31 came Oct 1852 on the Sir Edward Parry as Assisted British Immigrants, with Elizabeth Oberne 31, Julia Oberne 2, and infant Mary Jane Oberne
From Oborne Family, the 1851 Census of Gillingham page 3: John Oborne, head Married age 30, cordwainer born Gillingham
Elizabeth wife age 30, born Portsmouth Hamps
Julia, daughter age l year, born Gillingham
Advertised in the Times, London, Thurs June 10, 1852.
For Geelong (Port Phillip) direct - Notice to shippers, no goods can be received on board after the 16th inst, being under charter to Government - the fast-sailing, British-built ship Sir Edward Parry, A1, 800 tons, W A MacLeod, Commander; lying in the West India Dock. This fine first-class ship has a full poop, with superior accommodations for families, who can embark at Plymouth if preferred on or about the 1st of July. Carries a surgeon. For full freight or passage apply to Lachlans and Macleod, 62, Cornhill.

and on Friday 18 June 1852
For Port Philip direct (Geelong) - Cabin passage for families in the poop cabins for 50 guineas per adult - The splendid ship SIR EDWARD PARRY A1, 800 tons, WL MacLeod, Commander, has still room for a few first-class passengers, and could also accommodate families in the poop cabins at 30 guineas per adult including a liberal dietary. Carries a surgeon, and passengers will embark either at Gravesend on the 24th inst, or at Plymouth on the 2nd July. Apply to Lachlans and Macleod, 62, Cornhill


John Oborne bapt 4 June 1820 - 1873 #6427 aged 53, son of Jane Gray and George Oborne baptised at Gillingham in Dorset, wed Dec quarter 1848 to Ann Elizabeth Hann 1823 - 1887 #5848 aged 64, dau of Mary Grey and Thomas Hann, in UK District of Portsea Island, Hampshire, and came to Victoria Oct 1852 on the Sir Edward Perry, and were in Colac 1854
3 children 1. Julia Oberne 2 c1850
2. Mary Jane Oberne infant
3. William Thomas Oborne 1854 #4818 - 1862 #987 lived 8 years
4. John Edward Oborne 1856 #5253 wed 1881 #1802 to Mary Ann Chambers
5. Emma Maria Oborne 1858 #7405 wed 1887 #6143 to Henry Groom
1. Julia Oberne 2 c1850 - Julia Leah Oborne from Dorsetshire wed 1874 #4371 to Henry James Wheeler from Falmouth, no known chn
2. Mary Jane Oberne infant - c1852 - Mary Jane Jemima Oborne wed 1869 #2658 to Thomas Luke from Cornwall. Lived at Smythesdale, Ross Creek, Colac
5 children 1. Mary Wakeham Potter Luke 1871 #19743
2. Elizabeth Ann Hanns Luke 1874 #18636
3. John William Thomas Luke 1877 #7852
4. Thomas Wm Samuel Luke 1879 #8178
5. James Leopold Se Luke 1882 #14952
4. John Edward Oborne 1856 wed 1881 #1802 at Colac, to Mary Ann Chambers born in Liverpool. Believed to be the Mary Ann Oborne died 1950 aged 88, parents unknown, giving her a birth date of 1862.
11 children 1. James William He? Oborne 1882 #14951 at Colac
2. Annie Elizabeth Oborne 1884 #8355
3. Edward George Albert Tenney Oborne 1886 #1843
4. Ernest James Richard Oborne 1888 #1907 - 1889 #6826 aged 15 months
5. Edith Ruby Florence Oborne 1889 #30006
6. Arthur John Charles Oborne 1891 #38017 - 1966 #19044 aged 74 (Death notice has parents incorrect)
7. James Herbert Richard Oborne 1894 #16476 - 1978 #13094 aged 85,
8. David Percy Oborne 1897 #23523 - 1976 #21081 aged 79
9. Olivia Mary Kate Oborne 1899 #25694
10. Elsie Vera May Oborne 1901 #25982
11. Thomas Henry Oliver Lamont Oborne 1904
3. Edward George Albert Tenney Oborne 1886 #1843 - 1966 #22016 aged 80, wed Sarah Annie Hester 1885 #12441 - 19 July 1947 aged 62, dau of Rachel Simpkins and Edward Hester of Ondit, no issue. (From her death cert)
6. Arthur John Charles Oborne 1891 #38017 - 1966 #19044 aged 74, death recorded as son of Eliza Mary Johnson and Edward Oborne - birth Arthur John Charles Oborne 1891 #38017 son of Mary Ann Chambers and John Edward Oborne
wed Mary Jane Frances Oborne nee Evans 1894 #30493 - 1976 #18098 aged 81, dau of Eliz Mary Johnston wed 1885 #5774 to William Evans born at Kilmore
wife's mother - Eliz Mary Johnston born 1869 #4038 at Melton, dau of Augusta Bennett and Simon Hill Johnston, died 1945 #18586 aged 76 as Mrs Evans
Son from Colac Soc Gen - Ernest Douglas Oborne born 15 Jan 1922 at Colac, died 24 Oct 1997, son of Mary Jane Evans and Arthur John Oborne, spouse Marjory Joyce Child, served as #134756 in 20th Field Regiment
11. Thomas Henry Oliver Lamont Oborne 1904 - 7 Sep 1987 born Colac, died Mt Dreeite, wed 1928 to Anne Elizabeth Oborne 1904 - 13 Feb 1983 born Beeac, buried at Colac,
8 children 1. Ron Oborne 1929
2. Colin Oborne 1931
3. Lorna Irene Oborne 1933 wed c1955 to Wallace Lawson 12 Jun 1930
4. Ivan Thomas Oborne 1935 killed aged 2 weeks when the horse pulling the sulky bolted, throwing out Anne and the baby.
5. Lesley Oborne
6. Mavis Oborne
7. Joyce Oborne
8. Dulcie Oborne
5. Emma Maria Oborne 1858 #7405 wed 1887 #6143 to Henry Groom and lived at Charlton, Fenton's Creek,
7 children 1. Annie Camelia Lila M Groom 1888 #18908 mother called Emma Olurne
2. Geo Henry Vown Groom 1890 #21297 - 1899 #14254 lived 9 years, died at Inglewood Hospital
3. Ethel Sarah Lilley Groom 1892 #32351
4. Edw St Leonard Groom 1895 #31451 - 1897 #5052 lived 1 year
5. Walter Albert Groom 1897 #3132 - 1897 #1412 lived 1 month
6. Sydney Jno Dutton Groom 1898 #25449 - 1899 #2151 lived 1 month, died at Inglewood Hospital
7. Maxwell Gordon Groom 1900 #13113

From on Friday, 7 August, 2009
Sorry Sheryl, my answer was rejected by your recipient domain.
You wrote that you are the eldest grandchild of Thomas Henry Oborne (therefore a double Oborne)



George OBORN

Notes from Margaret
George Oborne baptised 8 Sept 1822, died 8th Sept 1881 aged 59, wed Jan-Mar 1849 to Isabella Broadway 1828 - 1924 #9328 died at Colac aged 96, parents not in Death Index. Daughter of Elizabeth Hillier and John Broadway.
On a web page in Rootsweb Pat Tuffin lists a Christening for Isabella Broadway on 22 Jun 1828 at Motcombe, Dorset, England dau of Elizabeth Hillier and John Broadway, Shoemaker of Little Down, Holy Trinity, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England who was the parents of nine daughters and one son

See the handwritten Passenger List George Oborne aged 26 and Elizabeth Oborne aged 21, arrived at Geelong 28 June 1849 on the ship Caroline Agnes 570 tons, Jas Alexander commander, from London, left the Downs 8th March, Surgeon Superintendent G Coward Esq., Passenger Mr Fairburn, Immigrants 36 married couples, 50 single men, and 38 single women, 282 souls. The Oborns are from Gillingham, Devon and they are both shown as being able to read and write. Margaret commented - On the marriage cert Isabella signed with a cross, so there is still a lot of doubt but the closest entry found so far. Reported in Melb Argus for Saturday 30 June 1849, Page 2
George Oborne aged 26 and Isabella Broadway aged 21 were onshore before Henry was born, they registered the children in Colac

Thankyou to Jim Lankester 6 April 2016 email.
I have before me “Jane Elizabeth Oborne” Bc’s. Cert: 8760, NSW Colony Presb Bapt for 1850
Bapt: 24 July. (unless it’s reading as Feb. 1850) Born: 4th Dec 1849. (The Dec looks weird.)
Cert: 8741, NSW Colony Presb Bapt for 1850. Bapt: 24 July. Born: 4th Dec 1849.
Jim.

14 children 1. Harriet Oborne wed 1868 #1462 wed William Morrison
2. Jane Elizth Oborne 4 Dec 1849, and baptised by Presbyterian church on 24 July 1850, - 1899 #8650 aged 49, wed Thomas Sidlow
3. Henry Oborne 1853 - 1886 #12250 aged 33
4. Frances Oborne 1855 #4923 registered the birth of William James at Colac 1876
5. Hugh Oborne 1857 #6635 - 1944,
6. Mary Oborne 1859 #13434
7. Joseph Oborne 1862 #1500 - 1945 aged 83
8. Albert Oborne 1864 #1473
9. Eleanor Oborne 1866 #20395 - 1876 #8447 lived 10 years
10. Everand Oborne 1868 #22380 - 1877 #4281 lived 8 years
11. William Oborne died 1919 aged 49, b1870
12. Isabella Oborne 1871 #1575
13. John Oborne 1873 - 1945 aged 72
14. James Oborne 1875 #1351 - 1876 #8443 lived 1 year
1. Harriet Oborne wed 1868 #1462 wed William Morrison from Ireland and lived at Colac, at Carpendeil 1870-6,
16 children 1. Richard William Morrison 1869 #14575
2. Annie Isabella Morrison 1870 #22157
3. William Morrison 1871 - 1871 #5868 lived 1 week
4. George Titus Morrison 1872 #14690
5. Maria Jane Morrison 1874 #14415
6. Harriet Lucilla Morrison 1876 #1299
7. Chester Peter Morrison b: 1878
8. Everand Eleanor Morrison 1880 #7665
9. Edgar Ernest Morrison 1881 #15297 - 1885 #8147 lived 4 years
10. Milton Arthur Morrison 1883 #15352
11. Greta Jessie Morrison 1885 #16551
12. Leslie Stuart Morrison b: 1888
13. Allan Montrose Morrison 1889 - 1890 #1327 lived 6 months
14. Albert Stanley Morrison 1891 #21594
15. Harold Lindsay Morrison 1893 #11601
16. Ronald Ross Morrison 1895 #28325
2. Jane Elizabeth Oborne 1850 - 1899 #8650 aged 49, wed 1881 #1332 to Thomas Sidlow 1852 - 1897 #4330 aged 45, son of Mary Saxon Parker and Samuel Sidlow, both died at Brunswick. Samuel Sidlow died 1873 #3668 aged 62, son of Jane Dixon and Peter Sidlow of Lancashire, came with James Sidlow died 1888 #14598 aged 38, Mary Sidlow from Halifax, wed 1880 #3755 to William Saxon from Oldham, and Thomas
5 children 1. Mary Emma Sidlow 1882 #801
2. Isabella Broadway Bessy Sidlow 1884 #7510
3. Twin Everand Jane Elizabeth Sidlow 1887 #17360 - 1888 #505 lived 5 months
4. Twin George Oborne Samuel Sidlow 1887 #17361 - 1887 #12818 lived 5 months
5. Albert James Parker Sidlow 1890 #20183
3. Henry Oborne 1853, was aged 23, born at Colac to Isabella Bradway and George Oborne, a labourer at Colac, when he married at St John's CofE on 3 Oct 1876 to Alice Cooper O'Brien nee Spokes 24 Jan 1852 - 12 Feb 1927, daughter of Hannah Hull and James Spokes, a widow aged 24 with 4 living children. Alice signed her name, Henry put his mark. He was killed 6 Oct 1884, 15 days before the birth of their 5th child, but his death was not indexed.
5 children 1. Alfred Henry Oborne 18 Jan 1877 #1605 at Colac
2. Elizabeth Oborne 24 Jan 1879 died that day
3. George Ernest Oborne 14 Apr 1880 - 3 May 1881
4. Alexander Oborne 6 Apr 1882 - no issue
5. Hector Arthur Oborne 21 Oct 1884 - 11 June 1966 did not marry
1. Alfred Henry Oborne 18 Jan 1877 #1605 wed 1902 #6782 to Carol Elizabeth Hester born in Vic,
6 children 1. Edward Henry Oborne 1903 at Beeac
2. Annie Elizabeth Isabella Oborne 1904 at Ondit wed Thomas Henry Oliver Lamont Oborne
3. Alexander William Oborne 1907 at Beeac
4. Gladys Ada Oborne 1908 at Ondit
5. Mabel Alice Oborne 1912 at Ondit
6. Elsie Mary Oborne 1913 at Beeac #33972
4. Frances Oborne 1855 registered the birth of William James Oborne at Colac 1876

Frances, her story told by her great grand-daughter Margaret alias .
The father of Frances's first child is not known, I can't trace him since his birth. Frances then moved to just outside Castlemaine and worked as a domestic servant. Married a weaver called John McNeight in Castlemaine on 20 June 1880. John was 17, Frances was 25. They had 2 children Ellen & Ethel. On 10th May 1883, John was charged with desertion (Re Police Gazette). No record of his return or capture has been found. John McNeight supposedly died aged only 25 years old, family folklore says he was killed "when a bolting horse crashed down a mine shaft", cannot confirm this as I cannot find a death.
Frances then became a housekeeper to a Thomas Whyatt, having 3 children by him (defacto) Thomas, (my grandfather), Agnes, and Catherine, children were registered as Oborne then Whyatt then finely McNeight (my maiden name was McNeight) Thomas dies at 43 after being in and out of hospital for years. The children are recognised as Thomas's children on their birth certs as illegitimate and in his will. The 3 children were left 50 pounds each. Frances was left the house, farm, etc. No mention is made of Ellen & Ethel in the will, however they were living with Thomas.
In 1894 another child was born Georgina Frances also known as Meg, father listed as John McNeight on her birth cert. Frances was 49 years old when she died of TB. On Isabella's death certificate, Frances is listed as still alive so there must have been a rift between them as Frances had died in 1904.
Frances McNeight and Thomas Whyatt are buried together in the Ballarat cemetery.
1. William James Oborne born 1876 #15074
Fanny Oborne wed 1880 #2444 to John McNeight
2. Ellen McNeight 1880 #21263
3. Ethel McNeight 1883 #266
4. Thomas Oborne also Whyatt 1885 #23168R, (Margaret's grandfather)
5. Agnes Whyatt
6. Catherine Whyatt
7. Georgina Frances Whyatt 1894
5. Hugh Oborne 1857 - 1944, wed 1879 #2637 to Margaret Condie 1847 - 1927 aged 80,
3 children 1. Everan Oborne 1880 #7672
2. Maud Oborne 1882 #1617
3. Margerette Jane Oborne 1883 #15360
13. John Oborne 1873 - 1945 aged 72, wed 3 Sep 1893 #4656 to Isabella Toleman 1870 #17909 - 14 Apr 1927 aged 57, born at Mortlake, lived at Colac
4 children 1. William George Oborne 1894 #2327 KIA, 4 Oct 1917
2. Errell Jno Oborne 1895 #28288
3. Albert James Oborne 1897 #27193
4. Ernest Alex Oborne 1899 #17590
5. Allan Oborne 1902
6. Margaret Isabella Oborne 1903
7. dau - Everend Elinor Oborne 15 Dec 1906
8. Harry Oborne b 1908

From on Tuesday, 23 August 2011
B. Oborne has a tree in the Mortlake Avenue of Honour and we assume that he served in WW1 but we cannot find any record of his service record. His parents we assume were John Oborne and Isabella Toleman and B would have been Albert George Oborne. Do you have any service records for this family. Regards Florence Charles
William George Oborne, aged 22 Yrs 10 months when he enlisted on 9 Oct 1916, son of John, was Killed in Action on 4 Oct 1917, and has no known grave (his body was not found after all the bombing stopped), despite a reference saying he is buried at Dochy Farm Mil Cem, plot 7, row B, as "6415 Pte W.G. Oborne 22/Bn"
From Jim, - I believe William and some of his other siblings grew up in Mortlake where the Tolemans also lived, before the family moved back to Colac.




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