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Edward Moore Poyner, Matthew Poyser, Thomas Prescott,
Thomas Pressey, Benjamin Preston, Hugh Preston,
Thomas Henry Prichard, Martin Priest,


Edward Moore Poyner

Edward Poyner, as Edward Payner, aged 24 came June 1857 on the Red Jacket,

Edward Poyner 1833 - 1894 #6448 aged 61, son of Ellen Moore and Wm Poyner, wed 1858 #396 to Helen Marion Paul 1842 - 1924, born at Cossitolla, Calcutta, India, came June 1853 on the Mary Cannon (details from FF2001 pages) family recorded as Mr Paul aged 40, Mrs Paul aged 38 and Child.
Edward Moore Poyner and Helen Marion Paul lived at Bundara, Evelyn, Hawthorn, Lilydale
7 Children 1. James Poyner 1858 #4600 - 1858 #3162 lived 3 weeks
2. Joseph Poyner 1861 #614 - 1950 #18784 aged 89
3. Edwin Alfred Poyner 1863 #21286
4. Edward Thomas Poyner 1866 #2563 - 1947 #23602 aged 81
5. Isabel Poyner 1869 #9572
6. Helen Nancy Poyner 1877 #16767
7. Caroline Poyner 1882 #3768 - 1882 #9170 lived 6 months
2. Joseph Moore Poyner 1861 #614 wed 1882 #5618 to Martha Moore 1861 - 1884 #12901 aged 23, dau of Ann Halliday and Edward Moore
Joseph Moore Poyner wed 1887 #1918 to Elizabeth Ada Mundy 1866 - 1933 #18192 aged 67 dau of Elizabeth Hewish and Robert Mundy, and lived at Lilydale
2 Children
of Martha
1. Joseph Arthur Poyner 1883 #17836
2. Martha Moore Poyner 1885 #3867 registered later
7 Children
of Elizth
3. Robert Edward Loyd Poyner 1888 #21978 - 1943 #22365 aged 55
4. Leopold Walter Poyner 1890 #5102 - 1981 #3114 aged 90
5. Neil Ronald Poyner 1891 #34669 - 1957 #20047 aged 65
6. Roy Osmund/Desmond Mundy Poyner 1892 #34153 - 1957 #24650 aged 64
7. Frank Horace Poyner 1894 #13386 - 1958 #27938 aged 64
8. Edwin Rupert Poyner 1896 #29152
9. Elizth Evelyn Sylvia Poyner 1898 #20098 - 1972 #453 aged 72, wed Prater
3. Edwin Alfred Poyner 1863 #21286 wed 1885 #4768 to Elizabeth Williams and lived at Lilydale
4 Children 1. William Herbert Poyner 1885 #26699
2. Elsie May Poyner 1887 #21121
3. Victor Stanley Poyner 1891 #34674 - 1892 #10816 lived 9 months
4. Irene Grutrude Poyner 1896 #21250
5. Isabella Poyner 1869 #9572 - 1968 #23068 aged 99, wed 1886 #2195 to Joseph Alexander Kay 1853 - 1946 #11135 aged 93, lived at Lilydale, 11 chn
6. Helen Nancy Poyner 1877 #16767 - 1954 #5530 aged 77, wed 1895 #3367 to Wm Robt Hill and lived at Lilydale
2 Children 1. Mary Isabel Hill 1896 #29146
2. Alice Marion Hill 1901 #12424

Matthew Poyser

Marriages Sep 1852 - Matthew Poyser and Eliza Emery at Kensington Vol 1a page 136. The district Kensington spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Middlesex
Eliza Poyser aged 24 came Jan 1853 on the Atalanta - appears that Matthew was a member of the crew of the Atalanta, as they were newly wed when it sailed
Newspaper Transcript - Sydney Morning Herald - February 2nd, 1853; Edition ?[Ref: 853t0032]
Atalanta arrived 1st Feb 1853 from Plymouth to Melbourne - The Belgian Ship Atalanto, which arrived yesterday, has made a fair passage from Plymouth, which port she left on the 13th Oct. Only one death took place on the passage.
Matthew Poyser came Jan 1853 on the Atalanta with Eliza Emery and lived at Creswick
5 Children 1. George Emery Poyser 1854 #6559
2. Arthur Poyser 1856 #4967 - 1857 #6610 lived 18 months
3. Mary Ann Poyser c1858
4. Esther Eliza Poyser 1860 #14105
5. Henry Poyser 1862 #7838
1. George Emery Poyser 1854 #6559 wed 1875 #4101 to Georgianna Anne Darby and lived at Diggorra
5 Children 1. Arthur George Poyser 1876 #25802
2. Amelia Louisa Emily Poyser 1879 #5217 - 1879 #11765 lived 11 months
3. Herbert Stephen Poyser 1881 #12210
4. Albert Edmund Ma Poyser 1886 #25723X1921
5. Florence Alma Ann Poyser 1888 #7475 lived 4 years
3. Mary Ann Poyser c1858 wed 1878 #4330 to Mark Poyser born in Adelaide, lived at Inglewood, etc
4 Children 1. Annie Eliza Poyser 1880 #3290
2. Emily Poyser 1881 #26039
3. Arthur Charles Poyser 1884 #27668
4. Esther May Poyser 1886 #25624
4. Esther Eliza Poyser 1860 #14105 wed 1882 #5221 to John Henry Dennis from Cornwall
3 Children 1. Lillian Esther Dennis 1883 #26100
2. Eva Dennis 1885 #28716
3. Bertha Dennis 1887 #31885
2. Eva Dennis 1885 #20716 wed 21 Apr 1910 #4822 to John Mitchell Irvine 14 Jun 1883
5. Henry Poyser 1862 #7838 wed 1882 #5228 to Annie Macgeniss/Magennis and lived at St Kilda
3 Children 1. Annie May Poyser 1884 #5882
2. Mary Clarice Eveleen Poyser 1886 #22294
3. Norman Henry Poyser 1888 #18014

Thomas Prescott

The Invincible came Sep 1858 with 192 passengers including Agnes Prescott 32, James Prescott 11, Agnes Prescott 8 and John Prescott 5.
Thomas Prescott came c1854 and was joined Sep 1858 by Agnes Harrison and lived at Hardies Hill, Smythesdale and then at Buninyong
8 children 1. James Prescott 1847 born in Lancashire
2. Agnes Prescott 1850 born in Lancashire
3. John Prescott 1853 born in Lancashire
4. Ellen Jane Prescott 1859 #12646
5. Henry George Prescott 1861 #19783
6. Thomas Prescott 1863 #23816
7. William Prescott 1866 #17161
8. Walter Prescott 1869 #4487
1. James Prescott 1847 born in Lancashire wed 1875 #731 to Margaret Lonie born in Edinburgh, and lived at Oakleigh then at Yarrawonga
5 Children 1. Margaret Lonie Prescott 1875 #24893 - 1877 #2521 lived 1 year
2. Jean Prescott 1878 #24605
3. Margaret Cecilia Prescott 1880 #26174
4. Thomas Henry Prescott 1884 #13896
5. James Lonie Prescott 1887 #16186
2. Agnes Prescott 1850 born in Lancashire wed 1872 #696 to David Hosie born in Ayreshire
2 Children 1. William Thomas Hosie 1873 #6716
2. Agnes Ellen Hosie 1876 #16143
3. John Prescott 1853 born in Lancashire wed 1889 #2299 to Marion Brown born in Hobart, and lived at Kew
3 Children 1. George Thomas Prescott 1881 #3717
2. Horace Henderson Prescott 1885 #26472
3. Agnes Eleanor Prescott 1887 #29447
4. Ellen Jane Prescott 1859 #12646 wed 1879 #2317 to William Robert Endersbee, 3 children

William Fisher Preshaw

William Fisher Preshaw 1810 - 1866 #802 aged 56, wed 24 Nov 1830 at Brechin, Angus, Scotland to Isabella Will Ogilvy 1817 - 12 Oct 1896 #12785 aged 89 died at Castlemaine, Vic, WF Preshaw Esq., came 31 July 1852, as Surgeon Superintendent for the 364 Govt emigrants in the steerage of the Garland, ship 968 tons, William Halcrow commander, from Liverpool 26 April, and Mrs Halcrow in the Cabin.
Arrival reported in Melbourne Argus, and Advertised Thursday 21 October 1852, Page 3 - DR PRESHAW, Surgeon, of Edinburgh, lately arrived in Victoria, begs leave to intimate his intention of practising his profesion as General Practitioner, and has, for the present; pitched his tent; at Moonlight Flat, Forest Creek. Dr Preshaw takes this oppor- tunity of mentioning that he has been engaged in most extensive general, practice in Scotland, for the last twenty-four years. Dr P's tent will be distinguished by his name across, an ensign flying, and a Scotch thistle on the end. And on Saturday 15 1853 added 'Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (date of Diploma 29th March, 1829). 'adjoining Jones's Eating House or Miner's Store, Campbell's Creek, Castlemaine' On Thursday 28 June 1866 he is recorded as 'deceased'
The family came Aug 1852 on the Castle Eden, as Martha with 9 chn aged 21 to 4. For more about Dr William Fisher Preshaw, see Bendigo Anglican Nov 2007 page 6.
10 Children 1. Daniel/David Preshaw 21 born 1831
2. William Preshaw 19 born 1833, William Fullerton Preshaw Birth: 16 Jun 1833 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, Scotland
3. Isabella Preshaw 17 born 1835, Isabel Will Preshaw Birth: 11 Jan 1835 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, Scotland
4. Margaret Preshaw 15 born 1837
5. George Preshaw 11 born 1841,
6. Infant male born and died 08 Aug 1840 Fettercairn, Kincardine, Scotland
7. John Preshaw 9 born 1843, John Will Preshaw 17 May 1841 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, Scotland
8. Mary Preshaw 6 born 1846,
9. Robert Preshaw 5 born 1847
10. Lydia Preshaw 4 born 1848
1. David Ogilvy Preshaw came aged 21, born 22 Aug 1831 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, Scotland and Christening:12 Sep 1831 at Brechin, Angus, Scotland
David Ogilvy Preshaw wed 1863 #3231 to Caroline Jackson, and lived at Carisbrook, The Loddon, Richmond
5 Children 1. Isabella Mary Preshaw 1864 #13745
2. William Ogilvy Preshaw 1865 #7210 - 1865 #6155 lived 14 days
3. Elizabeth Emily Preshaw 1866 #7017 - 1866 #10935 lived 6 months
4. Chas Mackinson Preshaw 1868 #1400
5. Robert Ogilvy Preshaw 1870 #4611
4. Margaret Mathers Preshaw came aged 15 born 1837, wed 1854 #32 to George Sevier c1832 - c1875 a guess, and lived at Castlemaine
Margaret Mathers Sevier from Forfarshire, wed 1877 #3851 to Henry Thomas Hewam Archdale
George Sevier aged 22 came Aug 1852 on the Geelong
5 Children 1. William George Sevier 1855 #8683 wed 1883 #5205 to Harriet Rathbone Elliott
2. Percy Nairne Sevier 1857 #16705 wed 1886 #2298 to Alice Easther
3. George Ogilvy Sevier 1860 #4574
4. Isabella Margt Sevier 1862 #13413 wed 1884 #69 to Henry Benjamin Kilburn
5. John Charles Sevier 1864 #13931
5. George Ogilvy Preshaw born 25 Jul 1839 Fettercairn, Kincardine, Scotland, wed 1863 #3421 to Anna Maria Wallace
4 Children 1. Mary Agnes Preshaw 1875 #6025 - 1875 #6027 lived 5 weeks?
2. Kate Nairne Preshaw 1876 #14770
3. Charles Ernest Preshaw 1879 #6716 - 1879 #3617 lived 3 days
4. Edith May Preshaw 1881 #7021
9. Robert Holderness Preshaw came aged 5 born 1847 - 1873 #7175 aged 27, wed 1869 #232 to Elizabeth Mary Smith born in Tasmania, as widow wed 1879 #901 to Henry William Meakin
1 Child 1. Ethel Frances Preshaw 1870 #10412
10. Lydia Sanders Brodie Preshaw came aged 4 born 1848, wed 1867 #2325 to Francis Wynne Hickling, no known chn

Thomas Pressey

Thomas Pressey 1843 - 1908 #15642 aged 65, son of Martha Berry and James Pressey, came c1868 to Mount Gambier East in South Australia, with Margaret Frew/Drew then lived at Heyward
4 Children 1. Margaret Jane Pressey 1869-03-15 wed 1898 #2373 to Robt Herd Lawson
2. Thomas James Pressey 1872-02-28 - 1922 #3483 aged 49
3. William Edgar Pressey 1874-03-11 - 1965 #11095 aged 91, born at Mount Gambier East
4. Edward Charles Pressey 1879 #3323
1. Margaret Jane Pressey 1869-03-15 wed 1898 #2373 to Robert Herd Lawson of SA, who had wed 1884 to Rebecca Mitchell and had 6 children
2. Thomas James Pressey 1872-02-28 - 1922 #3483 aged 49, wed c1909 to Mary Cooper 1876 - 1965 #5382 aged 89, daughter of Mary Gloss and Robert Cooper
3 Children 1. Thos Wm Pressey 1910 #5278
2. Mary Sloss Pressey 1911 #13566
3. Robt Cooper Pressey 1912 #22699
4. Edward Charles Pressey 1879 #3323 wed 1903 #3641 to Rachel De Graaf nee Trainor 1876 #894 - 1908 #7427 aged 32, died at Rainbow, daughter Margaret Pressey 1904 #6817

Benjamin Preston

Benjn Preston aged 23 cane Aug 1853 on the Indian Queen
Benjamin Preston wed c1854 to Mary Ann Lamprell and lived at Castlemain, Maryborough, Amherst then Kingston
10 children 1. Male Preston 1854 #850
2. John William Preston 1855 #2377 wed 1879 #2643 to Agnes Chatters
3. Benjamin Preston 1857 #12487 wed 1879 #2694 to Ann Gostelow
4. Nathan Henry Preston 1859 #15342
5. James Preston 1861 #20660 - 1862 #1802 lived 6 months
6. Walter Charles Preston 1863 #2783 wed 1887 #1761 to Fanny Williams
7. Arthur Edward Preston 1865 #16210
8. Elizabeth Ann Preston 1867 #22512
9. Alfred Preston 1870 #23872
10. Mary Rebecca Preston 1872 #9739
Benjamin Preston wed 1879 #2694 to Ann Gostelow 1856 #11477 born in Melbourne and lived at Kingston
3 children 1. Alfred Edward William Preston 1880 #9783
2. Joseph Henry Preston 1882 #10302
3. Frederick Walter Preston 1884 #25512
1. Alfred Edward William Preston 1880 #9783 wed 1907 #8058 to Sarah Ann Packham 1883 #4518

Hugh Preston

Hugh Preston 1821 - 1886 #9146 aged 65, wed 1850 #29227 to Elizabeth Harriet Harlow/Larlow at St Peters CofE Melbourne
10 Children 1. Elizabeth Sophia Preston 1851 #17132 baptised St James CofE Melbourne
2. Clara Preston 1852 - 1853 #1377 lived 1 year
3. Walter Preston 1854 #3540
4. Thomas Preston 1856 #7188 - 1888 #10199 aged 32 years
5. Unnamed Female Preston 1857 #14289 - 6350 lived 1 day
6. Albert Preston 1859 #18516
7. Twin Stephen Preston 1862 #5221 - 1862 #3052 lived 5 weeks
8. Twin James Preston 1862 #5222 - 1862 #3051 lived 1 month
9. Annie Preston 1865 #21233
10. Harry Preston 1867 #14051 - 1868 #3522 lived 9 months
1. Elizabeth Sophia Preston 1851 #17132 baptised St James CofE Melbourne wed 1875 #1160 to Frederick James Smith
3. Walter Preston wed 1882 #4480 to Emma Linsley born in UK
6. Albt Preston 1859 #18516 wed 1884 #3463 to Mary Ellen Beale born in Yorkshire
9. Annie Daphne Preston 1865 #21233 wed 1887 #7523 to Daniel William Swan

Martin Priest

From on Wed, 23 Apr 2003
Please don't take this as a criticism but you have child 7. Esther b.1853 marrying George Marsh in 1859. Esther actually died in 1854 and the marriage was her mother remarrying after Martin's death in 1857. Ellen and Henry Bouchier had 9 children, my great grandfather Martin was born abt. 1872 at Echuca, but not registered. There were also James b. 1873 and Michael who I think was listed on Henry or Ellen's death certificate.

Martin Priest died 1857, wed 1841 #119 to Esther Whelan at St Francis Roman Catholic Church, Melbourne. About 1843 they moved to Geelong, and the children were baptised at St Marys Roman Catholic Church, Geelong.
Esther's name gets varied to Elizabeth Foylan and Esther Titan / Fylan /Hyland. She wed George Marsh in 1859.
8 children 1. Mary Priest 1842 #36559 - 1857 #4793 lived 16 years
2. Ellen Priest 1844 #143
3. Patrick Priest 1846 #1675 lived 5 years
4. Owen James Priest 1847 #2666
5. Martin Priest 1849 #3856
6. Patrick Priest 1852 #6330
7. Esther Priest 1853 #7567 died 1854 (see letter)
8. Thomas Priest 1855 #10855
2. Ellen Priest 1844 #143 wed 1862 #19 to Henry Bouchier 1838 - 1877 #1171 aged 39 son of Mary O'Gorman and Thomas Bouchier, who migrated to Victoria with children and daughter Margaret was born at Colac 1859
9 children 1. Michael Bouchier c1862
2. John Thomas Bouchier 1864 #1497
3. Mary Bouchier 1866 #20383
4. Patrick Bouchier 1868 #22388
5. Henry Bouchier 1871 #1559
6. Martin Bouchier c1872
7. James Bouchier b. 1873
8. George Raphel Bouchier 1874 #26378
9. Elizabeth Ellen Bouchier 1876 - 1877 #1162 aged 1 year
4. Owen James Priest 1847 #2666 wed 1874 #3101 to Johana McCarthy born in Cork, and lived at Terrick then at Torrumbarr
3 children 1. Martin Daniel Priest 1877 #19111 lived 2 years
2. Mary Esther Priest 1880 #5464
3. Ellen Priest 1882 #5922
5. Martin Priest 1849 #3856 wed 1876 #1673 to Margaret Akers and lived at Torrumbar
1 child 1. William Henry Priest 1877 #19201
6. Patrick Priest 1852 #6330 wed 1877 #4337 to Mary Ann Peevers 1856 #12844 daughter of Ellen Bentley and James Peevers born in Geelong, and lived at Torrumbar
1 child 1. James Henry Priest 1879 #26320
8. Thomas Priest 1855 #10855 wed 1878 #1874 to Rose Anne Baldock and lived at Echuca
2 children 1. Esther Priest 1879 #8843
2. Daisy Louise Priest 1885 #22572X1945


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