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William Packham with wife Mary Ann, children Hope and David, also Ellen Packham and Mary Packham, arrived at Port Adelaide on the Moffatt from London on 26 Aug 1839, Captain James Gilbert and 316 passengers.
Ellen Peckham wed 1863 to James Duffus (Ellen died 1864 aged 22 dau of Letitia and William Peckham), and Elizabeth Ann Peckham wed 1864 to William Alfred Peasnell (this wedding ended 1873 and Elizabeth aged 31 was dau of Mary Ann Roberts and George Peckham)
John Packham came on the Recovery with Captain Thomas Johnson and 237 passengers, from London 19 May 1839 to reach Port Adelaide on 19 Sep 1839

From on Wednesday, 10 March, 2010
Landed SA on the Orleana 1840 from London 29 Feb 1840 via The Downs with Captain Alex. Cameron and 259 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 10th June 1840, with PACKHAM, Samuel and wife Sophia nee WOOLY, daughter (Mary?), 2 sons Another passenger is George Woolley. Comment by another passenger - Upon our first landing we all enjoyed ourselves with a good blow-out with fresh provisions at the port, which is about seven miles from the town, and which distance, having to walk, completely tired us out., and being dark very few of our company reached the town without some mishap - such as losing ourselves, and some did not arrive until morning.
This is the family of my great, great Grandmother Sarah Packham b 1843 at Dry Creek. She was one of 13 and later married William Wright Marwood. Their eldest daughter was my great grandmother b 1860 at Miners Rest (Vic) and married James Bain at Bendigo in 1879. The Packhams/Peckhams interest me not only because I am descended from them but because of their status as early settlers in South Australia.
I have attached a picture of the Packhams collected by one of the Marwood family (it must have been taken in or before 1859 when Samuel died). They look pretty grim. I believe this to be Sophia and Samuel..though I have always wondered why they look so old when Samuel was only 51 when he died. I am assured that it is them. Life was hard then and it is not a very clear picture having been copied frequently...I am not sure where the original is.
The children of S&S that I had listed are: James, William, Elizabeth, Sarah, George, Anne, John, Thomas, David and Henry. Now you are telling me that there is another one...very prolific. Regards Phillip Bain
I collected Packham as the main surname, not as name of father, or of mother, so I did miss completely Sarah and William Wright Marwood's family starting 1860 and with the last child Bertha May born 1884
I wondered how I missed her marriage - it is indexed as Peckham 1860 #1893.
So I looked for the parents marriage - same problem
Samuel Peckham wed 21 May 1837 to Sophia Woolley at Strood Near Rochester, Kent, England
Sophia Woolley christened 19 Mar 1815 dau of John Woolley of Chatham, Kent, England,
John Woolley wed 10 Nov 1814 to Anne Richardson at Higham Near Gravesend, Kent, England


Samuel Packham 1810 - 1859 #3976 aged 49 and Sophia Woolley christened 19 Mar 1815 - 1893 #2450 aged 78 dau of John Woolley of Chatham, Kent, England, were in Adelaide, South Australia about 1842, and lived at Dry Creek when Ann and John were registered. They then moved to Victoria and were at Avoca 1854 and at Ballarat 1857. Checked SA arrivals 1841 to 1844 without success,
10 Children 1. Samuel Packham c1838
2. William Packham Christened 03 Nov 1839 at St Mary, Chatham, Kent, England
3. George Packham c1842
4. Sarah Packham b 1843 at Dry Creek wed Marwood
5. Ann Packham 1846-08-21
6. John Packham 1849-09-28
7. Thomas Packham c1852
8. David Packham 1854 #7179
9. Henry Packham 1857 #10130
10. Alma Packham wed 1894 #3344 to Robert Anquetil
5. Sarah Packham b 1843 at Dry Creek, wed 1860 #1893 to William Wright Marwood, and lived at Miner's Rest, Glendonald, Creswick, Echuca
Assisted
Maria Marwood 18 came Sep 1857 on the Hornet
Sarah A Marwood 21 Jun 1856 Atalanta
William Marwood 21 Nov 1856 Euphrates
8 Children 1. Mary Ann Marwood 1860 #13804
2. George Vickers Marwood 1862 #16344
3. Sophia Elizabeth Marwood 1864 #17040
4. Alice Marwood 1866 #14230
5. Sarah Marwood 1868 #23683 - 1870 #898 lived 1 years
6. Jane Marwood 1870 #15159- 1875 #7009 lived 4 years
7. Sarah Marwood 1872 #15534 - 1875 #7008 lived 2 years
8. William Marwood 1874 #8292
9. Thomas Henry Marwood 1877 #8607
10. Martha Marwood 1880 #2182
11. Emma Jane Marwood 1881 #23112
12. Bertha May Marwood 1884 #26722
1. Samuel Packham c1838 wed 1861 #959 to Elizabeth Clarke
1 Child 1. Adeline Ethel Packham 1865 #14429 - 1866 #945 lived 6 months
George Packham 1842 - 1924 #16311 aged 82, born in Adelaide, wed 1879 #4119 to Emily Nankaville 1860 #2374 - 1921 #15938 aged 61, and lived at Mitiamo then Beaufort, both died at Tarnagulla
8 Children 1. Jno Hy Packham 1880 #17434 - 1883 #6193 lived 2 years
2. William George Packham 1883 #4169 - 1970 #2622 aged 87
3. Albert Edward Packham 1884 #18958 lived 16 days
4. Albert James Packham 1885 #12085 - 1948 #16315 aged 62
5. Selina Jane Packham 1887 #21946
6. Elizth Ann Packham 1889 #18616 - 1973 #3112 aged 82
7. Grace May Packham 1891 #29908
8. Emily Sophia Packham 1894 #9020 wed 1912 #9847 to Wm Reganlad Rauk/Rank
2. William George Packham 1883 #4169 - 1970 #2622 aged 87, wed 1914 #123 to Elizth Peake and lived at Eaglehawk then at White Hills
4 Children 1. Ivy Packham 1914 #21470
2. Dorothy Jean Packham 1916 #16605
3. Melva Packham 1917 #25363
4. Phylis Carol Packham 1919 #23735
7. Grace May Packham 1891 #29908 - 1980 #24515 aged 89 daughter of Emily Bend and George Packham wed 1918 #7353 to George Thomas Wicker 1881 #26594 - 19 Feb 1943 aged 62, and lived at Tarnagulla, first son Albert Norman Wicker
3. William Packham c1842 - 1906 #11790 aged 64 wed 1870 #832 to Jane Jamieson Kay 1850 - 1937 #15663 aged 87, born in Ayreshire, no known children
4. Ann Packham 1846-08-21 wed 1874 #2505 to Edmund McCracken born in Glasgow
3 Children 1. Walter Packham 1863 #9677
2. Jane White McCracken 1875 #21157 - 1877 #330 lived 15 months
3. Jane White McCracken 1879 #7040
1. Walter Packham 1863 #9677 wed 1894 #858 to Janet Allan Kay 1869 #6849 - 1954 #18072 aged 85, and lived at Beaufort
2 Children 1. Wm Robt Packham 1903 #15489
2. Gladys Isabel Packham 1907 #24032
5. John Packham 1849-09-28 wed c1880 to Emma Caffyn
3 Children 1. John Packham 1882 #17225
2. Winifred Packham 1885 #11132
3. Millicent Packham 1887 #12327
6. Thomas Packham c1852 - 1910 #4421 aged 57 wed 1879 #4735 to Margaret Jane Clark 1858 #2731 - 1935 #17942 aged 78, and lived at Pinegrove then at Creswick
9 Children 1. Isabella Elizabeth Packham 1880 #24277
2. Sarah Ann Packham 1883 #4518
3. Samuel John Packham 1885 #9213 - 1888 #8174 lived 3 years
4. Margaret Jane Packham 1887 #18409
5. James Thomas Packham 1890 #2636
6. Andrew Errick Packham 1892 #31745 - 1953 #22366 aged 61
7. Herbert Clark Packham 1895 #11362 - 1982 #12758 aged 87
8. Hilda Bertha Packham 1898 #10362 son Allan Packham 1918 #10437
9. Nellie Irene Packham 1901 #10477
1. Isabella Elizabeth Packham 1880 #24277 wed 1908 #4063 to William OBrien - is he the brother of Ellen and registered William OBryan 1887 #22081 son of Hannah Price and John OBryan
2. Sarah Ann Packham 1883 #4518 wed 1907 #8058 to Alfred Edward William Preston 1880 #9783 son of Anne Gostelow and Benjamin Preston
4. Margaret Jane Packham 1887 #18409 wed 1908 #1513R to Joseph Henry Preston 1882 #10302 son of Annie Gostelow and Benjamin Preston
5. James Thomas Packham 1890 #2636 wed 1920 #10255 to Daisy Cath Payne 1885 #28867 - 1976 #5902 aged 90, daughter of Grace Whiteside and George James Payne
6. Andrew Errick Packham 1892 #31745 - 1953 #22366 aged 61 wed 1914 #11106 to Ellen Obrien 1894 - 1963 #13882 aged 69, daughter of Hannah Price and John OBrien
5 Children 1. Twin Geo Packham 1915 #25 - 1915 #8 lived 1 day
2. Twin Thos Packham 1915 #26 - 1915 #9 lived 1 day
3. Eric Jno Packham 1916 #26
4. Doris Packham 1918 #18637
5. Ellen Barbara Packham 1919 #26558
7. David Packham 1854 #7179 - 1919 #8632 aged 65, wed 1884 #5402 to Ellen Flewin/Flavin 1858 #17096 daughter of Jane Blackman and George Flewin born at Ballarat, and lived at Miners Rest
8 Children 1. Sophia Jane Packham 1885 #23300
2. Minnie Packham 1887 #654 - 1887 #7560 lived 1 month
3. Francis Packham 1888 #5029 - 1889 #3893 lived 10 months
4. Nellie May Packham 1892 #34848
5. Ernest Fleurin Packham 1890 #5880
6. Flor Emma Packham 1894 #14100
7. Jessie Maud Packham 1898 #5120
8. Amy Rose Packham 1899 #20685
4. Nellie May Packham 1892 #34848 wed 1915 #9167 to Fredk Arthur Hewitt 1887 #16737 son of Ellen Hasell and Henry Richard Hewitt
5. Ernest Fleurin Packham 1890 #5880 wed 1915 #2619 to Susannah Amelia Gould
1st Child 1. Laurence Leslie Packham 1918 #9025
7. Jessie Maud Packham 1898 #5120 wed 1920 #3537 to Thos Trail Gunn - who got his name from his grandfather, Trail Gunn wed 1853 #3216 to Jessie McNair, whose son James wed 1890 to Elizabeth Ann Johns - as Elizabeth Ann Hunichen. She wed 1887 #7213 to Peter Conrad Hunichen whose death at Allendale 1888 #11888 aged 22, is recorded as Peter Conrad Hunichan, son of Eva Maria Sinz and Charles who arrived Feb 1858 on the Alfred as Joh Carl Hunichen aged 24 and wed 1859 #4731 to Anna Sinz
8. Henry Packham 1857 #10130 wed 1880 #3914 to Selina Nankivell 1854 - 1907 #1167 aged 53, daughter of Grace May and John Nankivell born in England, and lived at Mitiamo
3 Children 1. Emily Jane Packham 1884 #4262
2. John Henry Nankaville Packham 1886 #12288
3. William George Packham 1888 #13794
1. Emily Jane Packham 1884 #4262 wed 1903 #6186 to William Joyner
2. John Henry Nankaville Packham 1886 #12288 wed 1910 #5804 to Alice Ruby Howell/Horrell 1890 - 1965 #9438 aged 75, daughter of Emily Beale and Samuel Horrell who wed 1888 #8321, and lived at Eaglehawk then at Footscray
3 Children 1. Stewart Jno Packham 1911 #2888
2. Allan Jos Packham 1912 #20376
3. Jack Packham 1919 #10825
3. William George Packham 1888 #13794 wed 1919 #2408 to Bertha Esther Perret 1888 #31834 - 1968 #3634 aged 79,
1st Child 1. Wm Packham 1920 #13519

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