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William Provis

William Provis Christening: 22 Mar 1823 son of Elizabeth Provis at Camborne, Cornwall, England
Cornwall 1841 lived at Treswithan,1, all born in County,
Stephen Skewes,35, Cop Miner, Elizabeth Skewes, 40, John Skewes,15, Miner Cop, Elizabeth Skewes, 6, William Provis,15, Miner Cop, Jane Provis, 45,Tayloress,

Cornwall 1841 Civil Parish of St. Agnes at Banns,1, all born in the County

Francis Harris, 50, Farmer, Jane Harris, 50, Joanna Harris, 20, James Harris,15, Tin Miner, John Harris,15, Ag Lab, Elizabeth Harris, 15, Jane Harris, 10, Mary Harris, 9, Francis Harris,7,

William Provis wed Dec quarter 1846 to Joanna Harris in Redruth district, Cornwall.

Cornwall 1851 197,Mount Whistle,
William Provis, Head,M, 28,Copper Miner, Camborne Cornwall, Joanna Provis, Wife,M, 28, Redruth Cornwall, William Provis,Son, 4, Redruth Cornwall, Joanna Provis,Son, 3, and John Provis,Son, 1, Illogan Cornwall,

Cornwall 1861 65a,Trellowarren St,1,
Joannah Provis, Head,U, 39, Noso, Redruth Cornwall, Will Provis, Son,U, 14, To The Stamps Working, Redruth Cornwall,
Joannah Provis, Dau,U, 13,Mine Girl, Illogan Cornwall, John Provis, Son,U, 11, Working To The Stamps, Illogan Cornwall, Samuel Provis, Son,U, 10, Working To The Stamps, Illogan Cornwall,
Stephen Provis, Son,U, 7, Scholar, Camborne Cornwall, Richard Provis, Son,U, 5, Scholar, Camborne Cornwall,

From a Rootsweb item by Robyn Kirsh dated 11 June 2003, "William PROVIS b.1823 Camborne, appears to be the son of Elizabeth PROVIS singlewoman, although his death cert. states parents as John PROVIS and Elizabeth PROVIS maiden name PROVIS. William married Johanna HARRIS b. 1824 Redruth, on 12th Dec. 1846 in Redruth.
Johanna's parents were William HARRIS and Johanna TREVENA b. 1792 in Redruth, who married 25th July 1819 in Redruth.
Johanna TREVENA's parents were William TREVENA and Johanna GOLDSWORTHY they married 4th Sept 1774.
William and Johanna PROVIS emmigrated to Australia. William in 1856, and Johanna in 1861 with children William, Johanna, John, Samuel, Stephen and Richard. More children were born in Australia. William was a miner, Copper in Cornwall and Gold in Australia."

William Provis came to Victoria possibly as Wm Provist aged 33 came Jan 1857 on the Star Of The East. Joanna Harris aged 36 and the family of 6 are listed as the Proves family, came Jan 1862 on the Hope.
5 infants were born at Beaufort, Victoia, 2 survived.
William Provis 1823 - 1901 #433 aged 71, son of Elizabeth Provis and John Provis, died at Beaufort

11 Children 1. William Provis15, c1847
2. Joanna Provis 14, c1848
3. John Provis 11, c1850
4. Samuel Provis 9, c1852
5. Stephen Provis 6, c1855
6. Richard Provis 5, c1857
7. Charles Provis 1862 #23104 - 1863 #2525 lived 8 weeks
8. Charles Provis 1864 #4623 - 1864 #1945 lived 3 months
9. Charles Provis 1866 #6583
10. Emma Provis 1867 #12976
11. Lucinda Georgina Provis 1870 #21295 - 1871 #3178 lived 7 months
1. William Provis 15, c1847 wed 1871 #937 to Emily Isabella Baker from Somerset, and lived at Beaufort
11 Children 1. Emily Isabella Provis 1872 - 1874 #9752 lived 2 years
2. Johannah Provis 1873 #683
3. Emily Eliz Provis 1877 #595
4. William John Ric Provis 1878 #6795
5. John Edward Provis 1880 #6498
6. Florence Provis 1882 #7002
7. Violet Provis 1883 #21453
8. Mary Matilda Provis 1885 #15323
9. Charles Thomas Lionel Provis 1887 #16954 - 1887 #9110 lived 2 months
10. Charles Provis 1889 #9577
11. Edwd Stanley Provis 1892 #29201 - 1893 #8618 lived 1 year
2. Joanna Provis 14, c1848 - 1927 #8439, aged 82, wed 1871 #4539 to Edmund Adamthwaite c1850 - 1883 #4124 aged 33, Joanna wed 1920 #7508 to James Heath, 2 chn died as infants, 4 sons survived.
3. John Provis 11, c1850 if he is John Harris Provis, wed 1879 #4684 to Helena Spruce born at Burrumbeet, Vic, appears to be Eleanora Spruce 1857 #6006, dau of Ann Haywood and John Spruce, lived at Waterloo. John Spruce aged 25 cane May 1854 on the America with Ann Spruce aged 25 and son Joshua was born at Geelong 1854 #6644. Lived at Waterloo
9 Children 1. Beatrice Annie Helena Provis 1880 #25904
2. Ellen Adeline Provis 1882 #20014
3. Edward Wm John Provis 1885 #6813
4. Alberta Elizth Victoria Provis 1886 #30471
5. Elsie May Maud Provis 1888 #34254 -1901 #8295 lived 13 years
6. Teresa Pearlie Provis 1891 #7841
7. George Samual St Provis 1893 #36128
8. Robt Leslie Provis 1895 #33599
9. Francis Joshua Provis 1897 #23592
4. Samuel Provis 9, c1852 wed 1876 #2253 to Jane Cottingham, widow of William Cottingham wed 1865 #4303 to Jane Hill.
William Cottingham 1838 - 1870 #6262 aged 31, son of Charlotte Harris and William Cottingham of Kent, lived at Beaufort.
Jane may be the 2 year old daughter of Thomas Hill 38 hus Labourer Protestant, both read and write, from Armagh, Forwarded to Geelong,
with Letitia Hill nee Miller, 35 wife, and Robert Hill 9, Margaret Hill 7, Richard Hill 5, Ann Hill 3 and Jane Hill 2, arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace (link to passenger list). Letitia Hill died 1887 #2410 aged 84, dau of Margaret Kennedy and Robert Miller.
8 Children 1. William Thomas Cottingham 1866 #19652
2. Margaret Cottingham 1869 #795
3. Lucinda Georgina Provis 1876 #20982
4. Jane Provis 1878 #13464
5. Samuel John Provis 1880 #13414
6. Charlotte May Provis 1883 #14173
7. Sydney Thomas Provis 1885 #576
8. George Henry Provis 1887 #8549
Two called Wm Thomas -

William Thomas Cottingham 1856 #9161 - 1927 #13834 aged 71 died at Cheltnm, son of Sarah Elizabeth Watson and Samuel Cottingham,
appears - based on residence in suburbs of Melbourne, to be the one who wed Elizabeth
Wm Thos Cottingham wed 1895 #318 to Elizth Downing Whittingham 1884 #24187 - 1934 #9277 aged 61, dau of Sarah Clarke born at Elderslie, wed 1883 #3388 to Thomas Whittingham born at Edenhope
3 Children 1. Jno Ethelbert Cottingham 1895 #31970 born at Port Melb
2. Arth Chas Cottingham 1897 #30925 born at Ringwood
3. Robt Victor Cottingham 1901 #29885 born at Scoresby North
OR
William Thomas Cottingham 1866 #19652 son of Jane Hill and William Cottingham, death not found,
appears to be the husband of Mathilda
Wm Thos Cottingham wed 1890 #634 to Matda Margt Parker 1870 #19835 - 1932 #158 aged 62, dau of Margaret Ann Ellis born in Adelaide, wed 1870 #132 to Fitz Henry Hickman Parker born in Deptford
7 Children 1. Richd Hy Cottingham cDec 1890 #31791
2. Matilda Margt Jane Cottingham 1895 #29586X1928
3. Sydney Adalbert Cottingham cMay 1893 #10136
4. Albt Oswald Cottingham cAug 1895 #20192
5. Robt Ivan Cottingham cOct 1896 #27313
6. Wm Thos Cottingham 1890 - 1966 #4874 aged 80
7. Geo Arth Cottingham 1901 #2713R
2. Margaret Hill Cottingham 1869 #795 wed 1888 #4819 to William Tomasini - Peter Willaim Tomasini 1866 #14340 - 1890 #6831 aged 23, son of Maria Tognazini and Giacomo Tomasini born at Daylesford
Margt Hill Tomasini wed 1890 #6318 to Wm Hunter Mcclean from Invercargill, and then with unknown, in Walhalla
5 Children 1. Charlotte Edith Tomasini 1888 #28697 born at Daylesford
2. Ada Emmelane Tomasini 1889 #30445 - 1890 #1554 lived 1 month
3. Rubina Agnes Mcclean 1891 #37830 born at Walhalla
4. Amos Odare Cottingham 1893 #8177R
5. Samson James Cottingham 1894 #16301R
6. Hannah Jane Mcclean 1895 #25222 born at Walhalla, father unknown, mother Margaret Mcclean
5. Stephen Provis 6, c1855 wed 1878 #1104 to Alice Buckle 1857 #10670 - 1893 #8057 aged 35, lived at Waterloo
Stephen Provis wed 1896 #3532 to Emma Woodfine of Geelong
5 Children
of Alice
1. Lydia Provis 1881 #13196
2. Adeline Emma Provis 1883 #13287
3. Rose Maud Provis 1886 #30468
4. Carol Provis 1889 #17383
5. Wm Cornelius Provis 1891 #28593
5 Children
of Emma
6. Alice Livia Provis 1894 #26525 born at Beaufort
7. Janet Elizth Barr Provis 1897 #765
8. Alice Provis 1899 #8626 born at Buln Buln
9. Twin Steph Provis 1901 #30691 - 1901 #15792 lived 1 day born at Warragul
10. Twin May Provis 1901 #30692 - 1901 #15794 lived 1 day
6. Richard Provis 5, c1857 wed 1882 #2822 to Annie Stewart 1861 #22760 dau of Isabella Reid and James Stewart born at Wedderburn
5 Children 1. Janet Provis 1882 #16617
2. Bessie Provis 1883 #16565
3. Richard Charles Provis 1885 #7732 - 1896 #9084 lived 11 years
4. Annie Elizabeth Provis 1887 #647
5. Florence May Provis 1893 #23517


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