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Edward Pope, Henry Pope, John Pope, Richard Pope,
John Popple, Matthias Popple, Henry Porter, Philipp Poseiner,


Edward Pope

Edward Pope 25 and Abraham Pope 24 came Jul 1841 on the Westminster as Assisted British Immigrants.
Edward Pope wed 1842 #4485 to Elizabeth Hill and baptised their children at Church of England, St James, Melbourne,
9 Children 1. Elizabeth Jane Pope 1842 #12943
2. Louisa Pope 1844 #13909 lived 5 years
3. Richard Pope 1846 #14832
4. William Henry Pope 1848 #15954 - 1880 #10015 aged 32
5. Edward John Pope 1850 #16760
6. Francis George Pope 1852 #17637 - 1875 #3644 aged 22
7. John Pope 1853 - 1878 #5967
8. Sarah Ann Pope 1854 #18743
9. Arthur Charles Pope 1857 #9058 renamed Alfred Charles Pope 1857 #19819
1. Elizabeth Jane Pope 1842 #12943 - 1924, wed 1874 #177 to James Cook
8. Sarah Ann Pope 1854 #18743 wed 1883 #2097 to Harry Herbert Wilson 1859 #10382, and lived at Sunbury, 3 Children

Henry Pope

Henry Pope wed 1855 #1635 to Mary Ann Russell 1829 - 1882 #7582 aged 53 daughter of Eliza Coyle and Alexander Russell died at Avon Plains, and lived at Horsham, Mt Ararat, Bunniyong and Ballarat
5 Children 1. Sarah Pope 1856 #4957
2. William Pope 1858 #6904
3. George Alexander Pope 1860 #2208
4. Helen Pope 1861 #15305
4. Ellen Clementine Pope 1861 #15305 - 1891 #18583 aged 30, wed 1885 #1946 to John Litchfield 1858 #7331, and lived at Narraport, 3 Children

John Pope


From on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011
My grandfather is Albert William Heap who married Maude Myra Pope. Albert and Maude had 8 children, all of whom are now deceased.
My Mother, Beryl Maude Heap, married Francis Joseph Newman and they had 5 children, My grandmaother Maude Myra Pope, was born at Stawell, 1882 #25974, the 11th child of Annie Smith and John Pope.


John Pope wed 1861 #3275 to Annie Smith and lived first at Daylesford, and settled at Pleasant Creek, later called Stawell
13 children 1. Alice Pope 1862 #20271
2. Jane Pope 1865 #1919
3. Eliz Pope 1867 #10176 born at Newstead
4. John Pope 1869 #6451 born at Ballarat
5. William Henry Pope 1871 #6852
6. Annie Pope 1873 #12202 - 1873 #8086 lived 12 weeks
7. Joseph Pope 1874 #18133 born at Pleasant Creek
8. Matthew Pope 1876 #18175
9. Frederick Pope 1878 #18043 - 1881 #2340 lived 3 years
10. Ada Pope 1880 #10815
11. Maud Myra Pope 1882 #25974
12. Jessie Pope 1885 #6212
11. Maud Myra Pope 1882 #25974 wed 1900 #4249 to Albert William Heap, 8 children

Richard Pope

Richard Pope 35 came Feb 1868 from Cork on the Great Britain with Mary Ann Andrew 30 and Joseph Pope 22 then lived at Ballarat then Sandhurst
13 children 1. Olivia Pope 7, c1859 from Cork wed 1886 #6901 to James Hebbard, no chn to 1889
2. Sarah J Pope 6, c1861
3. Matilda Pope 4, c1863
4. Richard Wearne Pope 1865 - 1868 #306 lived 3 years
5. Clara Pope 1
6. Joseph Pope I
7. Richard Wearne Pope 1869 #13273
8. Albert Edmund Pope 1871 #5203
9. Mary Ann Pope 1873 #12303
10. William Nicholas Pope 1873 #12304
11. Margaretta Pope 1875 #11983
12. Stephen Henry Pope 1876 #25809 - 1878 #3322 lived 1 year
13. Stephen Henry Pope 1879 #5149

John Popple

John Popple wed 1862 #3729 to Mary Ann Whitaker nee Prowse 1822 - 1898 #13376 aged 76, daughter of Mary Ann Lendon and unknown Prouse died at Murchison, widow with 2 children, and lived at Dunolly
Mary Ann Prowse wed 1855 #1954 to Thomas Whitaker (Whittaker) 1817 - 1857 #1963 aged 40, parents unknown.
6 children 1. William Henry Whitaker 1857 #11917 - 1858 #2640 lived 6 months
2. Sarah Elizabeth Whitaker 1859 #4313
3. Cecil Whitaker 1862 #7930
4. Thomas Popple 1864 #3335
5. Mary Ann Popple 1866 #14438
6. Lucy Popple 1869 #5266 lived 1 year
4. Thomas Popple 1864 #3335 wed 1884 #262 to Catherine Geisler born at Young, NSW, lived at Rushworth then after 1888 at Murchison
9 children 1. Thomas James Popple 1886 #20556
2. Julia Catherine Popple 1888 #15250
3. Elizth Sarah Popple 1890 #15603
4. Ada Constance Popple 1892 #35007
5. Hadden Alf Popple 1895 #14600
6. Mabel Ellen Popple 1897 #21436
7. Cath Flor Popple 1900 #13143
8. Jessie Irene Popple 1902 #28303
9. Geo Fredk Popple 1905 #4980
5. Mary Ann Popple 1866 #14438 wed 1884 #261 to Conrad Geisler 1860 #4041, and lived at Rushworth, 11 Children

Matthias Popple

Matthias Popple 1837 - 1907 #2865 aged 70, son of Mary Winter and Thomas Popple, wed 1858 #2718 to Johanna Edwards 1841 - 1930 #15511 aged 89, daughter of Ann Everitt and William Edwards, and lived at Morang, then Yan Yean
14 Children 1. Mary Ann Popple 1860 #2015
2. James Popple 1862 #5827 - 1862 #3296 lived 1 month
3. Frederick Popple 1863 #11626 - 1863 #5662 lived 7 weeks
4. Louisa Popple 1866 #5810 - 1866 #3811 lived 6 weeks
5. William Popple 1867 #12074
6. John Popple 1868 #27349 - 1868 #10086 lived 1 month
7. Edwin Popple 1870 #12776 - 1870 #8289 lived 4 months
8. George Popple 1871 #20751 - 1871 #9952 lived 5 months
9. Francis Popple 1872 #20782 - 1891 #8124 aged 18 years
10. Elizabeth Popple 1874 #6378 - 1874 #6669 lived 2 months
11. Alice Popple 1875 #20493
12. Thomas Popple 1877 #12547
13. Alfred Popple 1879 #20369
14. Arthur Popple 1881 #6498 - 1881 #3255 lived 12 days
1. Mary Ann Popple 1860 #2015 wed 1885 #2937 to John Davies Bassett
5. William Popple 1867 #12074 wed 1900 #3345 to Esther Donald 1869 #25115 born in Seymour, no known chn
12. Thomas James Popple 1877 #12547 wed 1898 #4983 to Marion Arminell Burchall 1872 #9958 born at Majorca
4 Children 1. Adelaide Irene Popple 1899 #75
2. Roydon Jas Clarence Popple 1901 #69
3. Marion Emma Arminell Popple 1902 #23107
4. Eleanor Doreen Hilda Popple 1905 #22821

Henry Porter

Henry Porter and his sisters Sarah <Porter 1841 - 1929 #5758 aged 88, dau of Ann Cowell and Job Porter, and Mary Ann <Porter came direct to Portland in 1855 on the Constance, and they married Jane Gapes, Richard Gapes and John Gapes, all were from Wendens Ambo, Essex, England.
Henry Porter wed 1863 #3483 to Jane Gapes 22 May 1843 - 28 Sep 1921, and lived at Tower Hill, Vic
10 Children 1. John Porter 1865 #25
2. William Porter 1866 #12272
3. Martha Porter 1869 #19263
4. Eliza Porter 1870 #26774
5. Ann Porter 1873 #13276
6. Mary Porter 1874 #19781
7. Edith Jane Porter 1877 #12124
8. James Henry Porter 1879 #12584
9. Lucy May Porter 1882 #12754
10. Joseph Stanley Porter 1886 #6827
Sarah Porter wed 1864 #332 to Richard Gapes 1839 - 01 Oct 1923, and lived at Tower Hill, 7 Children
Mary Ann Porter wed 1865 #288 to John Gapes 1841 - 23 Aug 1936, and lived at Tower Hill, 9 Children

William Porter

Robert Porter from Essex wed 1874 #832 to Janet Jones 1857 #15817 dau of Sarah Campbell wed 1854 #3365 to Thomas Jones, and lived at Woolsthorpe
7 Children 1. Robert Porter 1875 #6380
2. Sarah Campbell Porter 1880 #26097
3. Thomas Porter 1883 #13470
4. Ann Cowell Porter 1887 #33051
5. William Porter 1890 #18730
6. Elizth Porter 1892 #37660
7. Mary Porter 1895 #17073
8. Rose Porter 1898 #30158

William Porter

William Porter 03 May 1846 - 06 Sep 1927 #10683 aged 81, son of Annie Ridney and Job Porter of Chrishall, Essex, wed 21 Mar 1872 #238 to Hannah Lumsdon/Lumsden 13 Nov 1850 - 21 Mar 1927 #2056 aged 78, dau of unknown and George Lumsden, both from Essex, and lived in Tower Hill, Natimuk, Koroit, Vic
7 Children 1. Elizabeth Sarah Porter 1873 #6245 - 1935 #18924 aged 63, wed Wickson
2. Ann Porter 23 Jan 1874 #5919 - 1959
3. John/Job Porter 1876 #4283 - 1955 #21884 aged 79
4. Bella Porter 1877 #17431
5. Johanna Porter 1879 #24807 - 1880 #3027 lived 5 months
6. Lucy Mary Porter 1883 #18487
7. Olive Porter 1886 #4055 - 1944 #17893 aged 58, wed Jackman
1. Elizabeth Sarah Porter 1873 #6245 - 1935 #18924 aged 63, wed Lewis Lawren Wickson 1878 - 1940 #20576 aged 62, son of Emily Stephenson wed 1880 #386 to James Wickson (born 1842 in Melb son of Mary and John Wickson)
2 Children 1. Victor Lewis Wickson 1906 - 1967 #3133 aged 61
2. William James Wickson 1909 - 1967 #23399 aged 58
2. Ann Porter 23 Jan 1874 #5919 - 1959 #23406 aged 85, wed 1 Mar 1905 to Joseph Henry Dawson 28 Nov 1876 - 1959 son of Harriet Ann George 1855 - 1935 and Charles Boyle Dawson 1852 - 1935
3 Children 1. Eric Henry Dawson 1905 - 1946 #9418 aged 40
2. Elsie May Dawson 1907 -
3. Colin Wilfred Dawson 1909 - 2005

Philipp Poseiner

Phileph Posaener aged 34 came Sep 1862 on the Great Australia with Magreata Posaener aged 32, Valentin Posaener aged 10, Elizabetha Posaener aged 9 and Wilham Posaener aged 6
Philipp Posiner 1827 - 1899 #9285 aged 72 son of Unknown, came 1862 from Germany with Margaretha Holman and lived at Dunolly
Margaretha Poseiner 1829 - 1887 #13449 aged 58, daughter of Ottilie Feidtner and Jacob Hofman, died at Dunolly.
Valentine Poseiner 1852 - 1931 #4849 aged 79, son of Phillip Poseiner, died at Dunolly
Elizabeth Poseiner 1852 - 1920 #14172 aged 68, daughter of Margaretha Holman and Philipp Poseiner of Germany, wed 1877 #2243 to John Berryman 1842 - 1914 #9381 aged 72, son of Jenifer Dunstan and Thomas Berryman from Cornwall, and lived at Dunolly, 5 Children
William Posiner wed 1885 #1808 to Augusta Elizabeth Vauselow/Vanselow and lived at Timor
4 Children 1. Augusta Wilhelmina Poseiner 1887 #2596
2. Ernt Herman Poseiner 1889 - 1947 #16478 aged 58
3. Florrie Margt Poseiner 1892 #27887
4. Francis Wilhelm Perc (Francis Percy Vanslow Wilhelm) Poseiner 1896 #7309 - 1952 #7722 aged 56
2. Ernest Herman Poseiner 1889 - 1947 #16478 aged 58, wed 1912 #4311R to Helena Young 1890 #25697 - 1973 #9316 aged 82, daughter of Sarah Palmer and Joseph Young, and lived at Timor
4 Children 1. Eileen Augusta Poseiner 1913 #17214
2. Mary Veronica Poseiner born 1915 at Bowenvale
3. Agnes Ellen Poseiner
4. Millicent Poseiner

From on Monday, 24 May, 2010
Thank you so much for your information on my great-great grandfather.
May I update your info. Ernt is actually Ernest Herman. He and Helena [Young] had 4 daughters. Eileen Augusta born 1913 in Dunolly, Mary Veronica born 1915 at Bowenvale as were Agnes Ellen and Millicent not sure of their birth years. Granddad Ernest, and Granny, Helena are buried in Cohuna, as are Mum, Mary and Aunties Aggie and Millie.
Yours truly Wendy Bird


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