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James Washer Parfrey

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James Parfrey aged 38 came as Assisted Immigrants, in Jan 1855 on the Birmingham with Ruth Parfrey aged 37, Elizabeth Parfrey aged 19, James Parfrey aged 16, William Parfrey aged 14, Ruth Parfrey aged 12, Mary Parfrey aged 10, Henry Parfrey aged 7, Thomas Parfrey aged 4 and Emily Parfrey aged 2
James Washer Parfrey 1816 - 1876 #4411, age 60, son of Ann Washer and William Parfrey of Bristol, wed c1834 to Ruth Parfrey nee Stevens 1815 - 1895 #3071 aged 80, dau of Mary Ann and Henry Stevens, died at Port Fairy. The family settled at Belfast (Port Fairy)
11 Children 1. Elizabeth Parfrey aged 19, c1835
2. James Parfrey aged 16, c1838
3. William Parfrey aged 14, c1840
4. Ruth Parfrey aged 12, c1842
5. Mary Parfrey aged 10, c1844
6. Henry Parfrey aged 7, c1847
7. Thomas Parfrey aged 4, c1850
8. Emily Parfrey aged 2, 1852
9. Henrietta Parfrey 1855 #8120 - 1862 #556 aged 6 years at Belfast
10. Henry Charles Parfrey 1857 #11197 - 1882 #4379 aged 24 years
11. Alfred Parfrey 1859 #14341 - 1860 #5902 lived 13 months
1. Elizabeth Anne Parfrey 1834 - 1913 aged 79, wed 1855 #1882 to Charles Henry Aldridge c1830 - and lived at Belfast, Mortlake then Warrnambool

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Tuesday 17 January 1860
In the INSOLVENT ESTATE of CHARLES HENRY ALDRIDGE, of Belfast, in the Colony of Victoria, Shopkeeper.-Whereas the estate of Charles Henry Aldridge of Belfast, ln the colony of Victoria, shopkeeper, was on the twenty-second day of December, ono thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, placed under sequestration in my hands, by order of his Honour Robert Williams Pohlman, Esq., one of the Judges of tho Supreme Court of the colony of Victoria, who by further order under his hand did appoint George Webster, Esq., of Geelong, one of the Official Assignees of Insolvent Estates, to be the Official Assignee of and for this estate, I hereby appoint a PUBLIC MEETING of the CREDITORS of iho said Charles Henry Aldridge, to be holden before me at my office, Myers-street, Geelong, on Monday, tho thirtieth day of January, at the hour of ten in the forenoon, for proof cf debts; and another public meeting will bo holden beforo me, at the same place and time, for the like purpose, and if the creditors think fit, to elect an Assignee of thelr own choice to act with the Official Assignee.
Dated at Gcolong this 14th day of January, A.D. 1860. H. H. ROBERTS, for tho Commissioner of Insolvont Estates, Circuit District of Geelong.

7 Children 1. Elizabeth Ann Aldridge 1856 #13210 - 1933 #5042 aged 77,
2. Charles Henry Aldridge 1858 #12940 - 1928 #3277 aged 69
3. Caroline Aldridge 1860 #3594 - 1865 #2084 lived 5 years
4. Henrietta Aldridge 1862 #16450
5. Amy Aldridge 1864 #23817 - 1866 #2630 lived 1 year
6. Alfred Job Aldridge 1867 #3815
7. Minnie Aldridge 1872 #12827
1. Elizabeth Ann Aldridge 1856 #13210 - 1933 #5042 aged 77, wed 1878 #4822 to George William Barnett 1855 #10361 son of Eliza Headon and George Barnett at Gisborne, came from Tasmania
7 Children 1. Madeline Elizabeth Barnett 1879 #23636 - 1937 #4238 aged 57 wed Nugent
2. Mabel Stella Barnett 1882 #3135 - 1946 #8958 aged 64 wed Adams
3. Eleanor Gertrude Barnett 1883 #23876 - 1935 #10818 aged 52 wed DeTracy
4. George William Barnett 1885 #18192
5. Charlotte Esther Barnett 1888 #11947 - 1937 #9546 aged 50 wed Taylor
6. Theodosia Edith Barnett 1890 #21170
7. Minnie May Barnett 1891 #31429 - 1952 #2482 aged 60 wed Fielding
2. James John Parfrey wed 1860 #2086 to Jane Griffiths 1839 - 1921 #15733 aged 82, dau of Amy Ducket and Edward Griffiths, and lived at Warnambool, Belfast.
with possible brother and aunt
John Griffiths 1832 - 1859 #8538 aged 26, son of Amy and Edward Griffiths, birth place 'Shr'
Anne Griffiths 1820 - 1859 #5523 aged 39, parents unknown, birth place 'Shr'
Edward Griffiths aged 45 came Sep 1857 on the Chance with Amy Griffiths aged 49, Elizabeth Griffiths aged 22, Jane Griffiths aged 17, Joseph Griffiths aged 14, George Griffiths aged 12, Thomas Griffiths aged 8 and Richard Griffiths aged 4
Edward Griffiths wed 02 May 1831 to Amy Duckett at Eaton Under Heywood, Shropshire, England
Edwd Griffiths 1886 #3999 aged 78, son of Mary Preen and John Griffiths, and Amy Griffiths 1807 - 1896 #11725 aged 89, dau of Richard Dukit, both died at Warracknabeal
A submitted entry Emma Ducket Christening: 31 Oct 1807 Louth, Lincoln, England
11 Children 1. Amy Parfrey 1861 #8637
2. James John Parfrey 1862 #6619 - 1876 #7621 lived 14 years
3. Edward Griffiths Parfrey 1864 #13392
4. George Parfrey 1866 #19724
5. Jane Parfrey 1868 #979
6. William Washer Parfrey 1871 #7340
7. Herbert Henry Parfrey 1873 #22058 - 1928 #3853 aged 54
8. Frederick Stephen Thompson Parfrey 1876 #12939 - 1876 #7627 lived 7 weeks
9. Henrietta Parfrey 1878 #12534
10. Elizth Parfrey 1880 #25920
11. Florence Rosena Parfrey 1884 #13632
1. Amy Parfrey 1861 #4315 wed 1885 #4315 to Charles Henry Hayter, 4 chn
3. William Stivens/Stevens Parfrey aged 14, c1840 - 1919 aged 79, wed 1863 #3893 to Mary Ann Baker - 1927 #15023 aged 82, dau of Jane and Wm Baker, died at MacArthur William Stivens Parfrey m Mary Ann BAKER, at Macarthur, Victoria They had Parfrey Emily Baker 1876 Macarthur who died 16 months after birth Parfrey Frank 1878 Macarthur Parfrey Martha Steevins 1869 Macarthur Parfrey Mary Jane 1865 Belfast, Victoria Parfrey Olivia Grace 1888 Macarthur Parfrey Robert Silas 1882 Macarthur Parfrey William 1867 Macarthur
11 Children 1. Mary Jane Parfrey 1865 #9507
2. William Parfrey 1867 #9076 - 1946 #21008 aged 79
3. Martha Steevins Parfrey 1869 #16571
4. Henry Parfrey 1871 #17286 - 1949 #17743 aged 78
5. Arthur Parfrey 1873 #17656 - 1945 #12825 aged 73
6. Emily Baker Parfrey 1876 #3728 - 1877 #5394 lived 16 months
7. Frank Parfrey 1878 #10125
8. Emily Ruth Parfrey 1880 #3534
9. Robert Silas Parfrey 1882 #17404 - 1956 #21033 aged 74
10. Olive Grace Parfrey 1888 #4353
3. Martha Steevins Parfrey 1869 #16571 wed 1890 #5345 to Edward Best and lived at Port Fairy
1 Child 1. Olive May Best 1891 #5850
9. Robert Silas Parfrey 1882 #17404 - 1956 #21033 aged 74 wed Ellen Maria Spooner and had 8 children.
4. Ruth Parfrey aged 12, c1842 wed 1862 #673 to John Thorn and lived at Belfast
12 Children 1. Robert Thorn 1883 - 1882 #6079 lived 19 years
2. Albert John Thorn 1865 #817
3. Faraday James Thorn 1866 #19742 assume died
4. Alfred William Thorn 1867 #20181 - 1868 #3219 lived 5 months
5. Faraday Alfred Thorn 1869 #4411 born at Portland
6. Nelson Parfrey Thorn 1871 #21556 - 1872 #438 lived 2 months
7. Mabel Ruth Thorn 1872 #21549 - 1874 #404 lived 1 year
8. Leopold Nelson Thorn 1874 #703
9. Engo Mabel Thorn 1877 #6842 - 1877 #3898 lived 1 month
10. Olive May Thorn 1878 #20842
11. Alice Vine Thorn 1882 #556 - 1882 #425 lived 1 month
12. Frederick Robert Thorn 1883 #14221 - 1884 #299 lived 5 months
7. Thomas Parfrey aged 4, c1850 wed 1881 #4339 to Jane/Irene Louisa Marion (Sophia) Breeze 1856 #9291 - 1929 #6842 aged 73, dau of Sophia Colton and Jeremiah Breeze, and lived at Belfast
6 Children 1. Henry Herbert Parfrey 1882 #20930 - 1951 #11966 aged 57
2. Eva Irena Parfrey 1884 #14632 - 1885 #415 lived 8 months
3. Alfred Thomas Parfrey 1885 #23357 - 1957 #5787 aged 71
4. Iva Irene Parfrey 1889 #24906
5. Thomas Russell Parfrey 1894 #32044 - 1931 #15154 aged 36
6. Elsie Clare Parfrey 1896 #30232

John Parker

John Parker from Leeds wed 1869 #774 to Euphemia Cuthbert and lived at Amphitheatre then at Essendon
Euphemia Parker nee Cuthbert wed 1882 #5159 to Walter Charles Stenning 1855 #10418 and lived at Essendon
2 Children
of John
1. Mary Parker 1870 #86
2. Marshall Parker 1872 #16168
4 Children of Walter Stenning
1. Mary Jane Parker 1871 #86 wed 1891 to Alexander James Drysdale

Peter Parker

Peter Parker 1838 - 1891 #17847 aged 53, died at Seymour, son of Mary Elizabeth unknown and Josiah Parker wed 1859 #2085 to Catrine Milne
Peter Parker aged 29 (so born c1824) came Jul 1854 on the James Carson, Unassisted Inward Passenger
Peter Parker wed 1859 #2085 to Catherine Milne and lived at Ballarat, Heathcote, then Seymour after 1877
13 Children 1. Maria Parker 1859 19103
2. Henry Parker 1861 15455 - 1884 10618 lived 23 years
3. Jane Parker 1864 2801 - 1865 6713 lived 20 months
4. Catherine Parker 1865 15847
5. Peter Parker 1867 15441 - 1867 8390 lived 6 weeks
6. Peter Parker 1868 16699 - 1868 6496 lived 17 days
7. Emily Jane Parker 1869 22753 - 1869 9258 lived 3 weeks
8. Sarah Ann Parker 1871 3023
9. Charles Parker 1873 2980
10. Florence Edith Parker 1875 16524
11. Emily Parker 1877 16196
12. Peter Parker 1880 5030
13. Jane Parker 1883 12473
4. Catheryn Parker 1865 #15847 - 1931 #7058 aged 66, wed 1888 #600 to James Alfred Pearce from England, Alfred James Pearce (Shadrach Pearce , Aaron Pierce , Aaron Pearce , Aaron Pierce , Aaron , Richard ) was born on 1 Oct 1868 in Glenvale Victoria. He died 2 on 22 Dec 1907 in Seymour, Victoria, Australia. He was buried on 23 Dec 1907 in Seymour, Victoria, Australia.

Thomas Parker

Thomas Parker from England wed 1872 #325 to Lucy Powell from Plymouth, and lived at Collingwood then Fitzroy
11 Children 1. Lucy Maud Mary Jane Parker 1873 #23053 lived 3 years
2. Ethel Alice Susan Parker 1875 #1428 lived 3 months
3. Ernest Lemuel Elijah Parker 1876 #9384
4. Albert Thomas Osborn Parker 1877 #14605
5. Alice Maud May Parker 1878 #22913 lived 1 year
6. Reeta Parker 1879 - 1963 #18935 aged 84
7. Clara Jane Parker 1881 #2780
8. Lucy Ethel Parker 1882 #23043
9. Herbert Parker died 1886 #9100 aged 7 months
10. Twin William Parker 1887 #28174 lived 6 weeks
11. Twin Lily Adelaide Parker 1887 #28175 lived 7 weeks
6. Reeta Parker 1879 - 1963 #18935 aged 84 died at BoxHill, wed 1904 #6665 to Nathan Unwin 1868 #18293 - 1935 #8470 aged 67 and lived at Werribee, 4 Children

William John Parker


UnknownUnknown From on 27 Jan 2014
From Barbara,
Robert Parker wed Apr-Jun 1851 to Sarah Emma Day in UK district of Dartford, in the county of Kent.
Robert Parker born 1825, when aged 28, came Mar 1853 on the British Empire with Emma Parker aged 21, born 1832.
Came to live first to Ballarat Victoria where they registered William John Parker, 1859, and then settled at Linton where 6 more children were registered.
William John Parker 1859 - 1932 who wed Mary Matilda Marcus and had a son Albert Edward Parker 1887- 1976
This is David's mothers side of the family tree
John Clarke wed Mar 1846 to Mary Bingham
John Callow Clarke my great great grandpa wed Ellen Jane Bingham and came to Victoria
Son of Charles Rupert Clarke wed Elizabeth Chaple Perkin and had Albert Charles Callow Clarke
Eliz Chappell Perkin nee Clarke 1848 - 1939","4662 aged 91 died at North Carlton, dau of Elizabeth Chapple and George Clarke,
father of Elizabeth Ethel Clarke 1919 - 2011 who married Harold Parker



William John Parker "PARKER","Wm Jno","Parker Robert","","WHITSEA","73","","1859 - 1932","12460 aged 73 died at Whittlesea, son of Robert Parker and Mary/Marie Marcus ? - 1923","13777 aged ? dau of Johanna Cath Cosgriff and Fredk Saml Marcus "PARKER","Fredk Marcus","Parker Wm","Mary MARCUS","MELB","51","","1892 - 1944","1309 aged 51 "PARKER","Wm Hy","Parker Wm John","Mary MARCUS","KEW","58","","1885 - 1943","3725 aged 58 "PARKER","Ernest Marcus","William","","COBU","69","","1889 - 1958","7891 aged 69 "PARKER","Wm Jno","Parker Robert","Emma DAY","WHITSEA","73","","1932","12460","D" "PARKER","Robert James","Parker Robert","Emma DAY","CLAYTON","72","","1933","17748","D" "SIDEBOTTOM","Rose","Parker Robert","Emma Sarah DAY","CWOOD","60","","1931","13637","D"

John Parkes

John Parkes wed 1853 #93 to Sarah Bonney at Geelong Methodist church, and lived at newtown, Geelong, Colac
6 Children 1. Sarah Elizabeth Parkes 1854 #2567 - 1855 #1335 lived 8 months
2. Lauisa Parkes 1855 #4580 - 1855 #3411 lived 12 days
3. Frank Parkes 1856 #12934
4. Clara Parkes 1859 #8187
5. Anna Parkes 1861 #20680 - 1864 #546 lived 2 years
6. Charles William Parkes 1864 #1491
3. Frank Parkes 1856 #12934 wed 1880 #1644 to Isabella Clifford 1857 #2713 born at Colac
2 Children 1. John Henry Frank Parkes 1883 #8111
2. Arthur Chas Gordon Parkes 1885 #8904
4. Clara Parkes 1859 #8187 wed 1881 #4740 to Charles Alexander Williams 1853 #1386, no known chn
6. Chas Wm Parkes 1864 #1491 wed 1891 #1219 to Agnes Jane Mckean


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