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John Pinniger, David Piper, John Thomas Piper, John Thomas Arthur Piper,
Thomas Henry Piper, Henry Cohen Pirani, James Charles Pirani,


John Pinniger

John Pinniger wed 1856 #2377 to Charlotte Biggins and lived at Hawthorne, Geelong
4 Children 1. Sarah Ann Pinniger 1857 #15552 - 1863 #5190 lived 5 years
2. Charles William Pinniger 1859 #16805 - 1860 #9979 lived 1 year
3. Thomas Henry Pinniger 1861 #11051
3. Thomas Henry Pinniger 1861 #11051 wed 1887 #6713 to Harriet Pryor 1863 #20156 born at Hawthorn, lived at Kew
1st child 1. John William Pinniger 1888 #27388
2. Charl May Pinniger 1892 #14787
3. Leslie Ford Pinniger 1894 #13138
4. Chas Lewis Pinniger 1895 #30426
5. Louisa Pinniger 1897 #4320 - 1897 #1970 lived 48 days

David Piper

David Piper aged 29 came Jan 1859 on the Greyhound and was joined in Jan 1860 by Mary Piper 25 and children David Piper 2 and infant Piper who came on the Marco Polo
David Piper 1829 - 1881 #9304 aged 52 son of Isabella Gavin and James Piper from Aberdeen was joined in Jan 1860 by Mary Forrest 1834 - 1911 #12916 aged 77 daughter of Annie Officer and William Forrest, and lived at Avoca
11 Children 1. David Piper 1857 - 1932 #2091 aged 74
2. William Piper 1859 - 1860 #6162 born in UK
3. John Piper 1861 #3963
4. Unnamed Male Piper 1861 #3964 - 1861 #2302 lived 1 day
5. Ann Officer Piper 1863 #5694
6. George Piper 1865 #19830 - 1936 #7055 aged 70
7. Robt Forrest Piper 1868 #6737 - 1945 #16993 aged 80
8. James Piper 1870 #13011
9. William Forrest Piper 1872 #13424
10. Arthur Henry Piper 1875 #150 - 1950 #1791 aged 75
11. Albert Piper 1877 #175
1. David Piper 1857 wed 1884 #4963 to Betsy Eliza Flora Greening 1863 - 1926 #5966 aged 63, and lived at Fitzroy
5 Children 1. Flora Piper 1885 #16124 - 1959 #13504 aged 74 wed 1908 #7150 to Wm Ernest Harvey
2. Catherine Mary Piper 1888 #9744 - 1912 #1595 aged 23
3. Eliza Ann Piper 1891 #1650
4. Mary Forrest Piper 1893 #31479 - 1970 #11958 aged 75 wed Head
5. Muriel Annie Piper 1898 #10901 - 1968 #2144 aged 69 wed Morley
5. Annie Officer Piper 1863 #5694 wed 1885 #4670 to Francis Baker Irons
6. George Piper 1865 #19830 - 1936 #7055 aged 70 wed 1891 #3486 to Eliza Greening 1866 - 1950 #4748 aged 84
5 Children 1. Bessie Eliza Piper 1892 #11107
2. Geo Fredk Piper 1894 #20494
3. Halbert Piper 1897 #5532
4. Helen Piper 1899 #18487
5. Arth Piper 1902 #2796 - 1902 #9489 lived 1 month
7. Robt Forrest Piper 1868 #6737 - 1945 #16993 aged 80 wed 1892 #4677 to Ellen Mahoney
6 Children 1. Eileen Piper 1893 #31395
2. Robt Piper 1895 #31698
3. Jas David Piper 1898 #18660
4. May Vic Piper 1900 #21167
5. Wm Albt Edw Piper 1903 #5225
6. Francis Jno Piper 1907 #5269

John Thomas Piper

John Thomas Piper 1842 - 1890 #8811 aged 48, son of Elizth Greenaway and James Piper, wed 1865 #1187 to Emma Grace Ching 6 Jul 1845 - 27 Jul 1884 aged 39, and lived at Mt Moriac
9 Children 1. John Charles Piper 1866 #3936
2. James Edward Piper 1868 #4497
3. Walter William Piper 1869 #24047 - 1951 #18043 aged 83
4. Philip Ernest Piper 1871 #25172 - 1940 #15771 aged 68,
5. Alfred Henry Piper 1873 #4530
6. Edwin Thomas Piper 1875 #11098 - 1899 #5180 lived 24 years
7. Reuben Ambrose Piper 1877 #4164 - 1963 #13129 aged 87
8. Emily Charlotte Piper 1881 #4414
9. Albert/Herbert Arthur Piper 1883 #4280 - 1936 #2613 aged 53
1. John Charles Piper 1866 #3936 wed 1899 #5049 to Nellie Loan 1867 #17232 - 1935 #12018 aged 67, dau of Mary Courtin/Curtain and James Loan
1st Child 1. John Charles Piper 1903 - 1978 #19178 aged75
2. James Edward Piper 1868 #4497 wed 1897 #3768 to Ellen Emma Smith 1872 #20056 - 1954 #441 aged 81, dau of Ellen Cockran and Joseph Smith
4. Philip Ernest Piper 1871 #25172 - 1940 #15771 aged 68, wed 1901 #5868 to Margt Louisa Rogers 1880 #10477 - 1931 #10089 aged 51, dau of Margt Wilson and Geo Rogers
1st Child 1. Emma Grace Piper 1902 - 1966 #15290 aged 64, wed Dendle
5. Alfred Henry Piper 1873 #4530 wed 1898 #3862 to Elizth Jane Heard 1875 #7755 - 1948 #21370 aged 73, dau of Susannah Eldridge and Thomas Heard
1st Child 1. Cyril Henry Piper 1908 - 1963 #11989 aged 55
7. Reuben Ambrose Piper 1877 #4164 - 1963 #13129 aged 87, wed 1907 #2645R to Lillias May Matthews 1885 #12197 - 1972 #2211 aged 85, dau of Elizabeth Smith and Andrew Matthews
2 Children 1. Donald Ambrose Piper 1911 - 1949 #12777 aged 38
2. Lorna May Piper 1917 - 1979 #21253 aged 62, wed Hynson
8. Emily Charlotte Piper 1881 #4414 wed 1901 #2059 to Herbert Adolphus Hill 1875 #17968 son of Eliza Marie Sangwell and Thomas Hill

John Thomas Arthur Piper

Ellen Piper 1847 - 1920 #245 aged 72 dau of Amelia Hibbert and Arthur Wadsworth died at Ballarat East
Thomas Piper 1847 - 1925 #269 aged 77, son of Sarah Sheppard and Thomas Piper died at Ballarat East
There is an arrival of Mrs Piper aged 26 and John Piper aged 4 in Oct 1874 on the Alhambra

John Thomas Arthur Piper 1871 - 1923 #6835 aged 52, son of Ellen Wordsworth and Thomas Piper and registered UK Births Dec 1870 of John Thomas A Piper in the district of Holborn Vol 1b page 668 (the district Holborn spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex), wed 1894 #6050 to Florence Victoria Auld 1872 #10244 - 1929 #1312 aged 57, daughter of Sarah Jane McCorkell and John Auld, and lived at Fitzroy South
Brother is Samuel Joseph Piper 1878 - 1948 #17212 aged 70 died at Rochester
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13 Children 1. John Thomas Piper 1895 #12156 lived 8 days
2. Violet Ethel Piper 1896 #11468 - 1970 #24376 wed Green
3. Arthur Nicholson Piper 1897 #19156 - 1899 #1621 lived 1 year
4. Stanley Livingstone Piper 1899 #10450 - 1962 #3241 aged 62
5. William George Piper 1900 #18901
6. Leslie John Piper 1901 #26816 - 1975 #15310 aged 73
7. Vera May Piper 1905 #2952
8. Norman Clarence Piper 1906 #18533
9. Olive Pearline Piper 1908 #3281 - 1976 #317 wed Skeggs
10. Gordon Raymond Piper 1909 #10770 - 1964 #2913 aged 54
11. Reginald Bernard Piper 1911 #11322 - 1981 #13469 aged 70
12. Roy Ashton Piper 1912 #20250
13. Edna Flor Piper 1917 #28860

Thomas Henry Piper

Thomas Henry Piper born in Ipswich, wed 1910 #5431 to Meriam Therese (Miriam Mercy) McDowell 1888 #20966 - 1953 #14298 aged 65,
2 children 1. Edith Hannah Piper 1911 #31236 born at Powlett River
2. Dulcie Vera Piper 1913 #6536 born at Outtrim wed James Drysdale

Henry Cohen Pirani

See Henry Cohen Pirani aged 37, son of Reyna Cohen and Benetto Cohen Pirani, had no other children when he wed 29 Oct 1856 to Louisa Levy aged 21, dau of Ann Abrahams and David Levy, with Witness Joseph Abrahams (came Nov 1852 on the Arundel with Lewis Abrahams)

Henry Cohen Pirani who wed about 3 months after his brother James, to Sep 1842, at Whitechapel, entry has several names of couples. In Victoria Henry Cohen Pirani wed (see The Argus (Melbourne, Monday 3 November 1856) 1856 #4055 to Louisa Levy and registered 7 chn, including The Argus (Melbourne, Wednesday 4 April 1860 birth of a daughter to HC Pirani
The family lived in St Kilda after 1861 then moved to Hokitika, New Zealand in 1864 where he became bankrupt, finalised 27 Dec 1869. Louisa Pirani died 1901 #10816 aged 63, when her parents were listed as Ann Leery and David Wyatt. Louisa filed for divorce in 1869, and later returned to Victoria, where she was known as Louisa Wyatt
Miss Louisa Levy aged 21 came Oct 1855 on the Kensington as an Unassisted Inward Passenger, the only one with this surname.
8 Children 1. Benetto Louis Pirani 1857 #13771 - 1932 #1375 aged 71 died in Caulfield, Vic, was executor of his mother's Will
2. Frederick Pirani 1858 #16034 in 1893 was active in public life in NZ, especially education
3. Annie Regina Pirani 1860 #6352
4. David Pirani 1861 #6491
5. Arthur Samuel Pirani 1862 #15906
6. Charles Henry Pirani 1863 #21993
7. Rebecca Lucie Pirani 1865 #18866 wed aged 16 to Ernest James Mountier, 4 chn
8. Elizabeth Laura Sophia Pirani 14 May 1869, in Hokitika, New Zealand and died in USA, wed 13 May 1896 in Melbourne to Hippocrates Wohifarth (also called Harold Wilson, worked as an Actor) 1870 - 22 May 1933 born and died in USA

James Charles Pirani


From
Dear Elizabeth, I am interested in how you compiled the genealogy information on the Piranis and am asking whether you would like a more complete list. James Charles had 10 children: Frederick Joy, Sophie Eugenie, Samuel Gabriel, Regina, Annie Pirani, Henry Benetto, Arthur David, John, Edward and Edgar. Gillian Whittall
From webpage, James Cohen Pirani, believed to be son of Benetto Cohen Pirani and Revna Abecasis who wed c1813 in Gibraltar, Andalucia, Spain, wed Abigail Davis, dau of Gabriel Davis, optician, by the rites of the Jewish religion
Abigail with her portraite when aged about 72, dau of Ann Aaron and Gabriel Davis, who migrated to Melb in 1858 with 5 chn, Frederick, Sophia, Regina, Annie and Samuel, with another 5 born in Melbourne.

UK marriages - James Cohen Pirani wed 1 June 1842 to Abigail Davis in District of Leeds Vol 23 page 397
Births in Birmingham are Frederick Joy Pirani Mar 1851, Sophy Emma Pirani June 1852
James Charles Pirani appears in 1858 in St Kilda when he announced the birth of a son, came with Abigail Davis 1831 - 1897 #14799 aged 76, daughter of Ann Aaron and Gabriel Davis died at St Kilda. Their sons when wed, Arthur gives Germany as birthplace when he wed Marjorie Buchanan, and Frederick gives England when he wed Marian Rennick.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. Friday 26 November 1897 - death of Abigail Pirani on 25 Nov aged 76 (no mention of her family.)
10 children 1. Frederick Joy Pirani 23 Dec 1850 - 6 Aug 1881 #8993 aged 31, The Argus (Melbourne, Monday 11 March 1867 awarded Matriculation - Classical
2. Sophy Emma Pirani 1852
3. Samuel Gabriel Pirani 1853 - 1930 #3363 aged 76, wed c1885, University The Argus (Melbourne, Monday 6 March 1871, 7 Jan 1881 went to Hobart on the 'Southern Cross' 1881 a Solicitor gave evidence at Inquest for brother FJ, also musician
4. Revna/Regina Pirani 14 Sep 1854 - 1933 #8180 aged 79
5. Annie Pirani 1856
6. Beneto Henry Pirani 1858 birth notice The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Tuesday 30 November 1858, son on 28 Nov
8. Arthur David Pirani 1860 - 1897 #11098 aged 36 son born on 30 May to HC The Argus (Melbourne, Friday 31 May 1861
8. John Pirani 1862 wed 1896 #3761 to Isabella Walton, reported on 26 July The Argus (Melbourne, Monday 28 July 1862
9. Edward Pirani 1863 wed 1881
10. Edgar Pirani 1866 #11474
1. Frederick Joy Pirani 1851 - 1881 #8993 aged 31 wed 1881 #2791 to Marian Rennick born in UK
Marian Pirani wed 1888 #8752 to James William Barrett and lived at South Yarra Wedding 7 June, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW Saturday 11 June 1881. Dreadful accident The Argus (Melbourne, Monday 1 August 1881 and death funeral 8 Aug. The Argus (Melbourne, Saturday 10 November 1888 reports wedding on 31 Oct 1888
2 Children 1. Cara Barrett 1890 #36612 - 1969 #28070 aged 78, did not wed
2. Keith Joy Barrett 1891 #37248

From on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011
Yes Marian Rennick was widowed about 8 weeks after her marriage. Her husband was a Professor at The University of Melbourne and taught logic. He was killed in a fall from a horse.
Marian married James Barrett jnr who was an eye surgeon and also a lecturer at the University. He later became Vice-chancellor and Chancellor was a CBE. Marian died in 1939, aged 78, dau of Elizabeth and Charles Rennick.
Madonna Grehan


2. Edward Pirani wed 1881 #764 to Emma Lydia Harvey 1862 #16820 and lived at St Kilda.
5 Children 1. Leslie Wm Edwd Pirani 1882 #4592
2. Ernest Arthur Pirani 1884 #5836 - 1963 #8101 aged 79
3. Elsie Emma Pirani 1886 #13980 - 1887 #4299 lived 7 months
4. Flor Abigail Pirani 1891 #16123 - 1969 #11076 aged 78,
5. Claude Felix Pirani 1896 #6073
4. Flor Abigail Pirani 1891 - 1969 #11076 aged 78, wed 1911 #8866 to Francis Ernest Overall 1888 #3114 - 1948 #19815 aged 60,
3. Samuel Gabriel Pirani wed c1885 to Sara Susan Frankel 1867 - 1927 #10782 aged 60, dau of Annie Cohen wed 1863 #3107 to Simeon Frankel - wedding on 31 Dec 1884 recorded The Argus (Melbourne, Thursday 15 January 1885
4 Children 1. Freda Pirani 1886 #22347 - 1969 #27029 aged 84, wed Cohen, birth recorded 26 Oct, in The Argus (Melbourne, Wednesday 28 October 1885
2. Carl Simeon Pirani 1888 #33656 birth on 30 June, The Argus (Melbourne, Saturday 7 July 1888
3. Leila Annie Pirani 1892 #27574 - 1964 #9911 aged 71
4. Max Gabriel Pirani 1898 #22486
4. Arthur Pirani 1861 - 1897 #11098 aged 36 wed 1885 #4934 to Marjorie Buchanan 1863 - 1929 #14959 aged 66 dau of Mary Ann Goodfellow wed 1860 #3019 to Andrew Crawford Buchanan
4 Children 1. Muriel Pirani 1886 #4537
2. Frederick Pirani 1888 #22487
3. Arthur John Pirani 1891 #5031
4. Harold James Pirani 1893 #27981 - 1977 #22052 aged 82
5. Edgar Pirani 1866 #11474 wed 1886 #2299 to Celia Helen Elizth Bell 1862 #17081
3 Children 1. Stella Maude Pirani 1887 #8034
2. Osbert Edgar Pirani 1889 #139 - 1891 #8093 lived 2 years
3. Cecil Harold Pirani 1891 #163


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