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Mary Plant wife of James Plant
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From on Friday, 25 September, 2009

I am a member of the Plant family, and I wish to publish our history, for circulation amongst family, interested others and societies. Consequently I hope you will provide me with the opportunity to follow up this possibility by putting me in contact with any cousins who have a connection with the Plant family and may find this page
I look forward to receiving from you the necessary details to enable me to make the desired contact.
My research and family knowledge suggests that your record should be amended as follows:
Also aboard the Golconda were three further members of the Plant family namely Mary Knight nee Plant, her husband William Knight and their infant daughter Lucy Ann Knight.
James Plant (christened 5.8.1792 at Sibsey, son of Richard Plant/Sarah Waltham, d. 22.5.1880 at Sibsey) and Mary (King) Plant had 10 children
John Christian/Emma Turner had 8 children
You have the wrong wife for William Field son of number 4. Maria Plant, correct details provided.

Thankyou for your help, Marie. It is most appreciated.


From on Tue, 5 Feb 2013
Dear Elizabeth, I have just come across your page on the Plant family, to whom I am also related. Many thanks for your research on this family, which I have read with interest.
I believe, however, that there is a mistake. You've noted the baptism of James Plant in Sibsey on 27th July 1795 - but there is also an entry in the burial register for James, son of John and Mary Plant, aged 5, on 2nd May 1800. So this cannot be the James who married Mary King in 1824 - I think he may be the James who was baptised on 5th August 1792, son of Richard and Sarah Plant.
The snag is that there are two James Plants who appear on the same page of the Sibsey marriage register in 1824 - the one who married Mary King on 6th July, and another who married Sarah West on 13th April. I haven't worked out which of these is the son of Richard and Sarah.
James was one of ten children of Richard and Sarah; his sister Mildred Ann Plant (baptised 30th November 1787) married Thomas Atkinson. They were my 4 x great-grandparents.
Best wishes, Michael Jones


Added on Monday, 11 February 2013
A friend who's better than me at reading old handwriting has found that the other 1824 marriage is of James Peart, not Plant, so the one who married Mary King is definitely the son of Richard and Sarah. There's a burial entry for James Plant, aged 87, at Sibsey on 25th May 1880, so it looks like James didn't die before the family migrated. He's listed in Sibsey on the 1871 census but not in 1861 - I see you have Mary recorded as died 1862, so possibly James had gone to Australia (presumably on a different ship, if he's not listed with the rest of the family on the Golconda), but returned to England after his wife died?


The Golconda came Jan 1855 with Unassisted British migrants including the Plant family, Mary Plant 52, Sarah Plant 29, Richd Plant 28, Maria Plant 21, James Plant 19, Ann Plant 18, Joseph Plant 13 and Olive Plant 10 who came from Sibsey, Lincoln, England
James Plant Christening: 27 Jul 1795 at Sibsey, Lincoln, England son of Mary and John Plant died 1800 aged 5 (see the letter from Michael).

James Plant Christening: 5th August 1792, son of Richard and Sarah Plant, wed 06 Jul 1824 at Sibsey, Lincoln, England to Mary King 1802 - 1862 #10016 aged 60 from Norfolk, possibly Maria King Christening: 23 Jul 1801 at Grantham, Lincoln, England daughter of Sarah and William King
James appears to have died in Sibsey before the family migrated.
10 children 1. Sarah Plant Christening: 12 DEC 1824
2. Richard Plant Christening: 29 JAN 1826
3. William Newby Plant Christening: 01 Sep 1827 did not come to Australia
4. Maria Plant christened 23.5.1830, buried 4.3.1832 Sibsey
5. Mary Plant christened 25.12.1831
6. Maria Plant Christening 28 APR 1833 - 21 Jun 1904 #6432
7. James Plant born on 24 March, 1835 at Sibsey, Co. Lincolnshire, England.
8. Anne Plant Christening: 1838 - 06 Feb 1911
9. Joseph Plant 1841 - 17 Dec 1909
10. Olive Plant 1843 - 29 Jun 1936 aged 93
1. Sarah Plant Christening: 12 Dec 1824 wed 1856 #2922 to Charles Christian and lived at Creswick, 4 children,

From on Monday, 23 January 2012
Dear Elizabeth
Your family, the Plants, meet up with mine, the Christians.
Sarah Plant, born in Sibsey Lincolnshire in 1824 married on 15.12.1856 to Charles Christian in Creswick.
He was also born in 1824. Charles father was William Christian and mother was Susannah Draper, of Macclesfield in Lincolnshire, England.
Kind regards, Sheila Chapman
Thankyou for your clues. I have given Charles his own entry here


2. Richard Plant Christened at Sibsey, Lincoln, England 29 Jan 1826 - 1878 #9368 aged 52 wed at Geelong, Victoria Australia on 10 Sep 1863 #2475 to Salome Elizabeth Wiltshire, and lived at Winchelsea then at Mt Moriac
Salome Elizabeth Wiltshire Christening: 27 Feb 1846 Mortlake, Surrey, England daughter of Ann and George Wiltshire, wed 1902 to Frank Langholz from Denmark
9 children 1. William Wiltshire Plant 1864 #19070 - 1921 #14425 aged 57
2. Salome Anne Plant 1865 #25736 - 1935 #17262 aged 69
3. Richard George Plant 1867 #19130 - 1943 #10714 aged 76
4. Agnes Mary Plant 1869 #5848 - 1876 #12779 lived 7 years
5. Joseph Henry Plant 1870 #27127
6. Olive Jane Plant 1872 #18309 - 1950 #20887 aged 78, wed Anderson
7. Edwin James Plant 1874 #24700 - 1950 #11189 aged 75
8. Elizabeth Plant 1877 #4157
9. Alfred Charles Plant 1878 #24460 - 1970 #17363 aged 91
1. William Wiltshire Plant 1864 #19070 wed 1886 #2425 to Sarah Ann Trigg 1866 #12068 daughter of Martha Ann Trigg from Cambridgeshire, who wed 1870 #4487 to John Chaffey, and lived at Geelong, Queenscliff then Camperdown
Thanks to Denise McIntosh for adding 4 chn born after 1901
11 children 1. Sarah Ann Plant 1887 #7722
2. Agnes Mary Plant 1889 #22108
3. Wm Geo Plant 1892 #7266
4. Bertie Wiltshire Plant 1894 #14985
5. Richd Amos Plant 1896 #22716
6. Ernt Jas Plant 1899 #1374
7. Ivy Leura Plant 1901 #17235
8. Twin Lily Plant b. 1904 #15484
9. Twin May Plant b. 1904 #15485
10. Edna Beatrice Plant b. 1907 #8006
11. Daisy Jean Plant b. 1909 #20304
9. Alfred Charles Plant 1878 #24460 - 1970 #17363 aged 91, wed c1902 to Amy May/Mary Webb 1882 #11700 - 1966 #23562 aged 84, and 5 chn all deceased.
Details from Amy Davis via her daughter on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011
5 children 1. George Charles Plant (Melbourne)
2. Audrey Frances Plant (Mornington Peninsula)
3. Elizabeth Plant (Caulfield then Queensland)
4. Alan Plant (emigrated to New Zealand)
5. Amy Marion Plant born December 1910
2. Salome Ann Plant 1865 #25736 - 1935 #17262 aged 69, wed 1887 #4283 to Henry Trigg 1859 #8322, lived at Winchelsea, 8 Children
3. Richard George Plant 1867 #19130 wed 1895 #180 to Alice Bennett and lived at Charlton
3 children 1. Richd Roy Plant 1897 #589
2. Olive May Plant 1899 #15668
3. Albert Melrose Plant b. 1905 #9558
6. Maria Plant Christening 28 APR 1833 - 21 JUN 1904 wed 1857 #1369 to William Field and lived at Collingwood
2 children 1. William Field 1857 #4229 wed 1881 #4452 to Mary Mildern and subsequently Caroline Yelland nee Mildern
2. Samuel James Field 1859 #10632 - 1862 #6568 lived 3 years
7. James Plant born on 24 March, 1835 at Sibsey, Co. Lincolnshire, England, wed 1861 #1226 to Caroline Toll and lived at Cudgee
14 children 1. Caroline Plant 1862 #5588
2. Mary Louisa Plant 1863 #11664 - 1864 #5159 lived 1 year
3. William James Plant 1864 #19293
4. Emily Plant 1866 #11643
5. Adelaide Plant 1867 #25028
6. Ellen Plant 1869 #24193
7. Grace Plant 1871 #16261
8. Walt Ernest Plant 1873 #9400
9. Alfred Edwin Plant 1875 #9238
10. George Henry Plant 1877 #25474
11. Clara Daisy Plant 1879 #19827
12. Annie Maud Plant 1881 #6012
13. Lily May Plant 1883 #13037
14. Albert John Percival Plant 1886 #6822 - 1888 #13752 lived 2 years
1. Caroline Plant 1862 #5588 wed 1893 #6424 to Wm Hay Reddie 1866 #7368 son of Margaret Black Ower wed 1865 #764 to William Reddie and lived at Charlton
Margaret Black Ower 13 Mar 1838 Christening: 27 Mar 1838 at Perth daughter of Mary Robertson wed 03 DEC 1824 at Perth, Perth, Scotland to John Ower
2 children 1. Wm Jas Percl Reddie 1894 #27919
2. Carol Vic Reddie 1897 #9854
3. William James Plant 1864 #19293 wed 1896 #3442 to Estella Moore and lived at Pyramid Hill
3 children 1. Annie Pearl Plant 1898 #21577 - 1900 #3350 lived 1 year
2. Claribel Plant 1901 #6009
3. Irene Plant b. 1907/5617
6. Ellen Plant 1869 #24193 wed 1889 #8350 to Charles Daniel Smith 1854 #6872 and lived at Pyramid Hill, 3 children
7. Grace Plant 1871 #16261 wed 1895 #2062 to Jacob Webb 1866 #20200 born at The Loddon, and lived at Gunbower then Pyramid Hill, 6 children
8. Anne Plant Christening: 1838 - 06 FEB 1911 wed 1872 #1342 to Alfred Deane born in Tasmania, and lived at Geelong
3 children 1. Lily Deane 1873 #2762
2. Marion May Deane 1875 #2624 - 1876 #5714 lived 1 year
3. Unnamed Male Deane 1876 #9656 - 1876 #5692 lived 1 day
9. Joseph Plant 1841 - 17 DEC 1902 wed 02 Feb 1860 #137 at Geelong to Elizabeth Ann Read
14 children 1. Elizabeth Ann Plant 1861 #8654 - 1863 #8 lived 1 year
2. William Henry Plant 1862 #18463
3. Joseph Plant 1864 #13
4. Robert Plant 1865 #19069
5. George Plant 1867 #18692
6. Mary Ann Plant b. 15.8.1869 (reg'n not found)
7. Maria Plant 1871 #7705 - 1879 #3928 lived 8 years
8. Thomas Plant 1872 #21926
9. James Plant 1874 #1054
10. Richard Plant 1876 #14343
11. Oliver Plant 1877 #13620
12. Elizabeth Adeline Plant 1878 #21241
13. Alfd Plant 1880 #13507
14. Frances Rose Plant 1881 #21367
2. William Henry Plant 1862 #18463 wed 1891 #7286 to Margt Croft 1871 - 1900 #915 aged 29, daughter of Mary McMahon and George Croft
William Henry Plant 1862 #18463 wed 1901 #3720 to Bridt Teresa Croft
4 children 1. Mary Margt Plant 1892 #30862
2. Ethel May Plant 1895 #1701
3. Frances Elizth Plant 1897 #17667 - 1898 #1286 lived 1 month
4. Wm Plant 1899 #25200 - 1899 #12926 lived 1 day
3. Joseph John Plant 1864 #13 wed 1894 #2655 to Jane Bryan and lived at Benalla
4 children 1. Mary Plant 1895 #882
2. Jno Plant 1898 #16214
3. Robt Plant 1901 #24507
4. Frederick Plant b. 1903 #8078
5. George Plant 1867 #18692 wed 1891 #6038 to Louisa Wagner 1870 #17813 daughter of Elizabeth Wilson and Augustus Wagner and lived at Benalla
5 children 1. Annie Agnes Plant 1892 #10355
2. Alfred George Plant 1893 #9830
3. Levi Jas Plant 1897 #8526
4. Harry Plant 1899 #24238
5. Ivy May Plant b. 1903/8094
8. James Plant 1874 #1054 wed 1900 #5745 to Cath Winnell 1877 #22680 daughter of Ann Delaney and William Winnell born at Greta, and lived at Greta
5 children 1. Leslie Alf Plant 1901 #26017X1903
2. James Charles Plant b. 1903 #26024
3. Ernest Francis Plant b. 1904 #21988
4. Allan Victor Plant b. 1906 #6818
5. Gladys Irene Plant b. 1912 #3544
10. Olive Plant 1843 - 29 JUN 1936 aged 93 wed 1866 #1171 to Saunders John (John Sandey) Challis, 9 children born at Winchelsea then at Benalla


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