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Thomas Page, Alfred Painter, Pierre (Peter) Pallot, George Henry Palmer,
Hezekiah Palmer, Thomas and Leonora Palmer, Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Palmer, John Panter,


Thomas Page

Thomas Page, birth date unknown, wed 1886 #3024 to Elizabeth Hooks born 1857. He was Proprietor of the Printing Office and Tarnagulla Courier. Later moved to Quambatook.
3 Children 1. Constance Mary Page 1888 #7156 - 1963 #9541 aged 75 died at St Kilda, wed Albert Smith.
2. Albert Robert Page 1890 #28136 - 1949 #21048 aged 59 died at Kerang, wed Emily Ann Cottrell, three children, Albert, John, and Emily.
3. Elizabeth Francis Page 1893 #26975 - 1951 #24059 aged 57 died at Numurkah, wed Albert Chamberlain

Alfred Painter

Alfred Painter 1836 - 1889 #4923 aged 53 came c1871 with Louisa Pleydell and lived at Sandhurst
3 Children 1. Emily Painter 1872 #386
2. Alfred Painter 1873 #26847 - 1876 #3216 lived 2 years
3. Gertrude Painter 1880 #18662 wed 1901 #2278 to William Benant
1. Emily Louisa Painter 1872 #386 born at Ballarat wed 1897 #4914 to George Tucker Garden 1871 #26746 and lived at Eaglehawk then Bendigo

Pierre (Peter) Pallot

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Pierre (Peter) Pallot was born 9 Dec 1824 at St Peter's Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, son of Jean (John) Pallot and Jeanne (Jane) Queripel. Pierre obtained employment on ships, and arrived in Adelaide on the Water Witch 20 March 1849 where he left the ship. He took work near Horsham, Victoria, then joined the gold rush.
Pierre (Peter) Pallot wed in Adelaide, South Australia, on 15 Feb 1853 to Sophia LeMessurier nee Gallienne 29 Jul 1832 - 23 Dec 1871, who had a son Peter LeMessurier born 1851. They returned to live at Jones Creek, Victoria, then Kingower and Beechworth before deciding on Ironbark Gully. Sophia died 4 hours after the birth of her twins on 23 Dec 1871, having delivered 19 babies, 9 still alive.
Pierre married Sophia's sister Lucretia Gallienne 1886, and she died 6 January 1887.
Pierre died 23 Apr 1911 and is buried at Brighton.
19 children 1. Peter LeMessurier born 1851 in Adelaide
2. Sophia Pallot died
3. Mary Jane Pallot died 19 March 1856 aged 15 days (registered 1856 #2963 and 1856 #1739)
4. John Pallot died 1854
5. Sophia Louise Pallot 1855 #5185 died
6. William Pallot died 1856
7. Twin John Henry Pallot 1857 #16732 - 1934
8. Twin George Pallot died 1857
9. Alice Louise Pallot 1859 #15838 - 1943 wed Thomas Lewis
10. Twin Alfred Pallot 1861
11. Twin Sophia Mathilda Pallot 1861 #16475 - 10 Feb 1862 #3071 aged 7 months
12. George Alfred Pallot 1862 #22800 - 1934
13. William Peter Pallot 1865-1953
14. Eliza Pallot died 1866
15. Frederick Pallot died 1867
16. Alfred Ernest Pallot 1868 #12151 -1934
17. Ernest Albert Pallot 1870 #19110 - 1965
18. Twin Lucretia Pallot 23 Dec 1871 #26180 - 1872 #2871 aged 9 weeks
19. Twin Henrietta Pallot 23 Dec 1871 #26181 - 1956 wed c1890 to Albert Lavercombe
1. Stepson Peter LeMessurier wed 1888 #1069 to Annie Barnes, widow of Joseph James with 4 children, who conducted the Waanyarra Post Office.
6. John Henry Pallot 26 Sept 1857 - 5 June 1935 wed 1882 #2082 to Jane Matthews Trenoweth 1852 - 6 Nov 1909 aged 57,
5 children 1. Albert John Pallot 1883
2. Henry James Pallot 25 Jul 1885
3. Marianne (Marie) Sophie Pallot 23rd May 1887 #24367
4. Edith Alice Pallot 1890
5. Lillian Mary Pallot 17 March 1891
John Henry Pallot wed (2) on 19 Dec 1912 to Drucilla Aulich nee Brideson 1868 - 5 Oct 1932 aged 64, who had 3 small children, Marie Aulich 1902, Leon Aulich 1903 and Fred Aulich 1905 and was widowed on 3 Feb 1906
3. Marianne Sophia Pallot 1887 #24367 - 1959 wed 1912 to Charles Raven 1869 - 1951, 5 Children
12. George Alfred Pallot 1862 #22800 - 1934 wed 1887 #2445 to Esther Ann Matthews Trenoweth

George Henry Palmer

FF2001 entry by Evanie Virginia Clack - evanie_c at hotmail dot com
George Henry Palmer and Mary Ann Briggs appear to match the shipping details (son John born in London died 1858 #6416 aged 18 months) Mary Ann Briggs 1830 - 1881 #3602 aged 51, daughter of John Briggs, died at Break O'Day.
The family came on the Atalanta arriving June 1858
Mary A Palmer 28, Mary A Palmer 10, George Palmer 9, Henrietta Palmer 5, Harrt Palmer 4 and John Palmer 1.
George Palmer appears to match the death of George Palmer 1827 - 1873 #8070 aged 46, son of Elizabeth Robinson and George Palmer of London. Mary Ann Briggs 1830 - 1881 #3602 aged 51, dau of John Briggs, died at Break O'Day
12 Children 1. Mary Ann Palmer 1848
2. George Palmer 1849
3. Henrietta Palmer 1852 - 1936 #18108 aged 84, died at Rokewood
4. Harriet Palmer 1854
5. John Palmer 1857 - 1858 #6416 lived 18 months, born in London
6. Edwin Palmer 1859 #13919 born at Ashby
7. James Frederick Palmer 1861 #14368 - 1937 #13172 aged 76, died at Rokewood
8. Charles Palmer 1863 #22605 born at Rokewood
9. Elizabeth Ann Palmer 1866 #4490 - 1880 #6259 aged 14
10 Jane Palmer 1867 (name in FF2001 page)
11. John Robert Palmer 1868 #25834 - 1869 #7716 lived 10 months
12. Susan Palmer 1871 #19026
1. Mary Ann Palmer 1848 wed 1870 #3137 to James Cameron Stewart 1842 - 1874 #6402 aged 32, son of Catherine Cameron and Duncan Stewart, and lived at Collingwood, North Melbourne
2 Children 1. Duncan Henry Stewart 1872 #8055 - 1872 #8980 lived 8 months 2. Catherine Mary Stewart 1874 #10180
2. George Palmer 1849 wed 1874 #2251 to Elizabeth Hannah Buxey Moore from London, no known chn
3. Henrietta Palmer 1852 - 1936 #18108 aged 84, died at Rokewood, wed 1868 #3189 to Isaac Everett 1847 - 1918, 11 chn
4. Harriet Palmer 1854 wed 1873 #1090 to Patrick Murphy and lived at Rokewood, BreakODay, St Arnaud
9 Children 1. George Murphy 1873 #19458
2. John Murphy 1875 #14239 - 1875 #9753 lived 3 weeks
3. Ellen Murphy 1876 #19388
4. Mary Ann Murphy 1878 #24766
5. Thomas Patrick Murphy 1881 #752 - 1882 #2902 lived 1 year
6. Harriet Murphy 1883 #4571 - 1885 #6940 lived 2 years
7. James Patrick Murphy 1885 #29039
8. Harriet Murphy 1888 #15810 - 1888 #11460 lived 7 months
9. Kate Murphy 1889 #35303
7. James Frederick Palmer 1861 #14368 - 1937 #13172 aged 76, died at Rokewood, wed 1882 #19 to Emma Barby 1861 - 1943 aged 82 of Inverleigh, dau of Sarah Margaret Dennis and William Barby who came from Tasmania
12 Children 1. Frederick William Palmer 1882 #21960 in Colac, Vic
2. Ada May Palmer 1884 #694 in Break O' Day (near Yea), Vic
3. Susan Adelaide Palmer 1886 #8164
4. Emma Hilda Palmer 1887 #26209
5. Sarah Matilda Palmer 1889 #28691
6. Mary Anne or Ann Palmer 1891 #20042
7. Olive Irene Henrietta Palmer 1894 #18240
8. George Alfred Palmer 1896 #1148
9. Arthur Lewis Palmer 1897 #16922
10. Henry Hillary Palmer 1899 #17992 in Dereel (near Rokewood), Vic
11. Veera Selina Palmer 1901 #2680
12. Leonard Samuel Palmer b: 1905 in Cressy, Vic

Hezekiah Palmer

A possible identity is
Hezekiah George Palmer Christening: 03 Jun 1838 son of Elizabeth and John Palmer at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England,
Hezekiah George Palmer from London wed 1870 #1011 to Elizabeth Ellen White from Sydney, and settled at St Arnaud
8 children 1. Lavenia Jane Ann Palmer 1876 #5700 wed 1900 to George Arthur Wilson
2. Elizabeth Caroline Palmer 1879 #5667
3. Hezekiah George Palmer 1881 #12660 - 1882 #10177 lived 1 year
4. Nellie Palmer 1883 #26698
5. Twin Alice Maud Palmer 1885 #29056
6. Twin Frances Georgina Palmer 1885 #29057
7. Jessie Palmer 1887 #24032
8. Norah Palmer 1890 lived 4 days

Thomas and Leonora Palmer

Thomas Palmer came c1855 with Leonora Browne lived at Chilwell, Geelong, Connewarre then at Creswick
11 Children 1. Thomas Henry Esling Palmer 1856 #5148 - 1857 #1409 lived 8 months
2. Thomas Henry Esling Palmer 1857 #6462
3. Grace Palmer 1858 #12377 - 1858 #6483 lived 4 weeks
4. Harriet Palmer 1860 #3059 - 1950 #19087 aged 90,
5. Isabella Susan Palmer 1862 #2358 - 1863 #4228 lived 1 year
6. Lilly Jane Palmer 1863 #7998
7. Isabella Elizabeth Palmer 1865 #8660 - 1939 #8441 aged 74,
8. Ernest Edward Palmer 1871 #8468
9. Charles Graves Wilberforce Palmer 1873 #23283
10. Florence Ethel Marie Palmer 1875 #1702 - 1953 #12484 aged 78
11. Walter Eric Milton Palmer 1877 #1933 - 1947 #11544 aged 70
4. Harriett Palmer 1860 #3059 wed 1887 #2387 to James Harris James 1859 #2614
7. Isabella Elizabeth Palmer 1865 #8660 - 1939 #8441 aged 74, wed 1888 #2643 to William Geake Pearse 1861 #20645, son of Amelia Geake and William Nicholas Pearse and lived at Donald
6 Children 1. Wm Nicholas Pearse 1889 #11707
2. Amelia Geake Pearse 1890 #2811 - 1957 #15246 aged 67, wed Spencer
3. Jno Fredk Pearse 1891 #32383 - 1976 #29229 aged 85
4. Geddie Thomas Pearse 1893 #12155 - 1966 #27491 aged 73
5. Edmund Palmer Pearse 1895 #20193
6. Leonore Victoria Pearse 1897 #2789
10. Florence Ethel Marie Palmer 1875 #1702 - 1953 #12484 aged 78 wed 1897 #2334 to Frank Fox Mortimer 1858 - 1938 #5309 aged 80, son of Emily Churchward and John Mortimer
1 Child 1. Jno Mortimer 1901 #25864

Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Palmer

Added 26 May 2010 because I received a page of 5 Birth records for registrations 6th and 7th Nov 1861 at Geelong, and this family was included.
Thomas Palmer was a labourer aged 45 years, from Dearham, Norfolk, UK when his son Matthew Edward born 1 Oct 1861 at Mundy St, S Geelong, was registered. Elizabeth Ann Rumblo took her new son to see her sign the Register with her mark. She reported that she was aged 36, born in Denver, Norfolf UK and wed 1845 at Denver. The older children were George, Mary Ann and Eliza all deceased, Thomas Allan aged 9 and 1/2, Maria aged 8 1/2, Eliza Allan 5 1/2 and William 3.
The first child registered in Geelong was Eliza Allen in 1856
Thomas Palmer aged 37 came as Assisted British Immigrants June 1855 on the Ravenscraig with Elizabeth 29, Leah 13, Charles 9, Thomas 3 and Maria 1. Leah and Charles are recorded on Page 109, while Thomas, Elizabeth and the two little children are listed on page 111, suggesting there are two families.
Leah Palmer from Somerset wed 1866 #279 to Charles Grinter.
Thomas Palmer and Elizabeth Ann Rumblo/Runblo registered george Allan Palmer 1863 #20606, Mary Ann Palmer 1866 #8371 who lived 4 weeks, and Arthur Edward Palmer 1868 #23500
Matthew Edward Palmer wed 1885 #1514 to Alice Annie Fiesly from Steiglitz, the only one with this surname - her birth is registered as Alice Annie Feissly, 1865 #25138 dau of Margaret Culph wed 1863 #1163 to Peter Feissly born at Steiglitz in Victoria, their second of 9 chn.
Alice and Matthew Palmer lived at Geelong, Lancefield then about 1890 moved to Kyneton
6 Children 1. Amelia Palmer 1885 #10203
2. Lilly Elizabeth Palmer 1887 #3465
3. Rose Palmer 1889 #13819
4. Violet May Palmer 1891 #14202
5. Mat Gordon Palmer 1893 #14279
6. Geo Francis Palmer 1895 #30578

John Panter

John Edward Paynter wed 1854 #3189 to Jane Adelaide Paynter 1859 #1560 aged 26 dau of Fanny and Charles Paynter of Cornwall
1. John Thomas Paynter 1861 #8075 only surviving child
John Thomas Panter of Campbellfield wed 1883 #3567 to Louisa Dennis and lived at Violet Town
5 Children 1. Alice Panter 1884 #10347
2. Mary Jane Panter 1886 #22681 lived 11 years
3. Josephena Panter 1888 #25395
4. Louisa May Panter 1891 #17887
5. Joseph Thomas Panter 1893 #27200
3. Josine Panter 1888 #25395 - 1965 #6777 aged 76, wed 1911 #3171 to Thomas William George Symes 1887 #7372 - 1967 #18403 aged 80, first child Ronald Dennis Symes


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