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Mary Punshon nee Davidson 36 came Dec 1852 with 4 chn
Robert John Punshon came c1853 with Isabella Lockwood
George Frederick Punshon came July 1858 with Elizabeth Fox
Elizabeth Jane Punshon came c1859 with James Spence
John George Punshon came Sep 1860 and wed 1866 to Ellen Williams
Richard (George) Punshon came April 1866 and wed 1875 to Margaret Emmerson


William Atkinson Punshon

William Atkinson Punshon and Mary Oliver Wilkins had two sons who came to Victoria
1. Robert John Punshon 09 Jul 1814 Christening: 07 Aug 1814 at Saint Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, England
2. George Frederick Punshon 06 Oct 1821 Christening: 10 Feb 1822 at Saint Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, England
1. Robert John Punshon 1815 - 1861 #938 aged 46 son of Ann and William Atkinson Punshon came c1853 with Isabella Lockwood and lived at Melbourne, Prahan, Gardiner.
Marriages Sep 1850 - Robert John Punshon and Isabella Lockwood in Lambeth Vol 4 page 253. The district Lambeth spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Surrey
Isabella Punshon nee Lockwood wed 1869 #2735 to William Mccormick
3 Children 1. William George Punshon 1854 #3676 - 1911 #5796 aged 56 died at E Melb
2. Alfred James Punshon 1856 #11603 - 1938 #8923 aged 79 died at Sth Yarra
3. Charles Punshon 1859 #5817 - 1913 #14219 aged 54 died at E Melb
2. Alfred James Punshon 1856 #11603 - 1938 #8923 aged 79 died at Sth Yarra, wed 1881 #3264 to Elizabeth Ann Lyons 1859 - 1913 #15151 aged 54, and lived at Ballarat
2 Children 1. Ethel Mary Punshon 1882 #20803
2. Flor Hazle L Punshon 1894 #17510 - 1977 #1183 aged 83 wed Kennedy
3. Charles Punshon 1859 #5817 - 1913 #14219 aged 54 died at E Melb wed 1880 #5111 to Eleanor Susan Nash and lived at Hotham
3 Children 1. Isabella Maud Punshon 1881 #12706
2. Phoebe Eleanor Punshon 1883 #5649
3. Stella Nashville Punshon 1886 #3625 - 1887 #2313 lived 1 day
2. George Frederick Punshon came aged 36, 1821 - 1881 #3413 aged 59 son of Mary Oliver Wilkins and Wm Atkinson Punshon died at Ballarat, came from London July 1858 on the Lincolnshire with Elizabeth Fox 28, 1829 - 1886 #162 aged 57 dau of Elizabeth Joyce and Michael Fox, and son George Punshon 4, and lived at Richmond then Ballarat
5 Children 1. George Fox Punshon c1853
2. Ernest Alfred Punshon 1859 #1412
3. Frederick William Punshon 1864 #351
4. Arthur Joyce Punshon 1866 #338 wed 1888 #1385 to Jemima Corey, no chn listed
5. Mabel Elizth Punshon 1873 #7213 - 1875 #465 lived 2 years
1. George Fox Punshon c1853 wed 1881 #1017 to Alice Louise Forester Dixon 1858 #2285 - 1934 #15646 aged 69 and lived at Ballarat
1 Child 1. Mabel Louisa Punshon 1882 #361
1. Mabel Louisa Blanche Punshon 1882 #361 - 1970 #11213 aged 88, wed 1916 #3286 to Geo Fredk Morton and lived at Ballarat
1 Child 1. Thelma May Morton 1917 #478
2. Ernest Alfred Punshon 1859 #1412 wed 1879 #882 to Mary Shortridge 1858 - 1916 #4303 aged 58 dau of Rebecca Lund and John Shortridge born at Gawler, South Australia and lived at Ballarat
8 Children 1. Albert Ernest Punshon 1880 #364
2. Victoria Elizabeth Punshon 1882 #6886 wed 1909 #9078 to James Peterson, no known chn
3. John Gladstone Punshon 1884 #14330 - 1885 #144 lived 6 months
4. George Leopold Punshon 1884 #14331
5. Beatrice Rebecca Punshon 1886 #247
6. Louise Mary Punshon 1888 #17324 wed 1917 #5626 to Andrew Lauder Reid, no known chn
7. Flor Joyce Punshon 1891 #403 wed 1916 #2019 to Benj Walter White, no known chn
8. John Marley Punshon 1893 #9423
1. Albert Ernest Punshon 1880 #364 wed 1910 #722 to Adeline Mabel Hall 1870 - 1915 #7570 aged 34 and lived at Ballarat
1 Child 1. Adeline Bessie Punshon 1915 #18282
3. Frederick William Punshon 1864 #351 - 1939 #14693 aged 75, wed 1890 #8560 to Cath Jeanette Brown 1862 #23823 - 1932 #11688 aged 70 dau of Ellen Wheeler and Wm Browne born at St Kilda, lived at Coleraine, died at Geelong
4 Children 1. Alf Wm Punshon 1892 #7133 - 1972 #1895 aged 79
2. Russell Joyce Punshon 1894 #19590 - 1980 #21311 aged 86, wed 1920 #13169 to Flor Marguerite Martin
3. Vera Ellen Punshon 1897 #27218
4. Horace Fox Punshon 1902 - 1979 #27946 aged 77


Mary Punshon nee Davidson

A different Robert Punshon died in the quarter to Sept 1849 in the District of Houghton le Spring Vol 24 page 143, County Durham
Robert Punshon wed 28 Jan 1839 to Mary Davison. He was an Engineman
From on Sat, 1 Sep 2007

Hello Eliza

I have found your website with detailed information about Punshons who emigrated. I am particularly interested in Mary Punshon nee Davidson who went to Australia in 1852. She is linked through marriage with my paternal great grandmother Jane Ann Punshon.

I note that you say that Mary's husband Robert Punshon died in Houghton le Spring in 1849. In fact I have a copy of his death certificate which shows that he died in Gateshead, County Durham on 21 September 1851, aged 50. He was an Engineman. Thought you would wish to know this to update your records.

Incidentally the Davidson name is often listed in records such as censuses, as Davison. This often causes problems with searches. Even Mary and Robert's marriage certificate (28 January 1839) has her recorded as Davison.

Thank you for the wealth of information in your website listings. They have enhanced my research considerably.

Kind regards, Beryl Reeves, Surrey, UK


From on Sunday, 2 November, 2008

Robt. Panshon Birth: 28 Aug 1801 Christening: 28 Sep 1801 at Saint Thomas Aquino-Roman Catholic, Stella, Durham, England Mother: Isabelle Edmond and Father: Gulielmi Panshon - Extracted birth

Marriage Certificate, 28th January 1839, Registration District Newcastle upon Tyne
Marriae solemnized in the Catholic Chapel {St Andrews on Pilgrim Street], District of Newcastle upon Tyne Union in the Counties of Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland
Robert Punshon of full age, bachelor, engineman, residence Gateshed Fell, Father William Punshon, clock and watch maker
to Mary Davison of full age spinster, residence Gateshead Fell, Father John Davison miller. Married in the Catholic Chapel according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Catholics, both signed. Witnesses Jeremiah Wilson, Isabella Green, James Worswick, Clerk, John Routledge registrar.

1841 CENSUS for Low Fell, p 13 296 11 10 - Robert PUNSHON 35 Engineman No (not bor in County), Mary PUNSHON 25 yes and William PUNSHON 1 yes

Robert Punshon, Engineman, died in Low Fell, Gateshead on 21 September 1851 of Asthma and diarrhoea. He was an Engineman. He was aged 50 at death, which means that he was born in 1801. George Punshon, living in Bottle Bank, was present at his death.


Mary Punshon nee Davidson 36 came Dec 1852 on the Constance with William 12, Henry 9, Robert 7 and Mary 5.
Mary Punshon nee Davidson c1815 - 1898 #7516 aged 82 died at Footscray, daughter of Margaret Burnett and John Davidson of Durham
4 Children 1. William Punshon 12
2. Henry Punshon 9, 1843 #1922 #9273 aged 79, wed 1869 #4204 to Janet Reid
3. Robert Punshon 7 wed 1870 #4312 to Johanna Innes
4. Mary Punshon 5, c1846 wed 1872 #3221 to John Mcphee
2. Henry Punshon 9, 1843 - 1922 #9273 aged 79, wed 1869 #4204 to Janet Reid 1846 - 1913 #1713 aged 67 dau of Mary Mcmullan and Gilbert Reid, livd at Ballarat then Footscray
Henry appears to have gone back to UK, as he appears aged 20, leaving Liverpool 6 Dec 1865 and took 140 days to arrive on the Western Ocean in March, 1866
8 Children 1. Mary Punshon 1870 - 1935 #10073 aged 65
2. William Punshon 1871 #21139
3. Charlotte Punshon 1873 #23991 - 1949 #8568 aged 75
4. Ann Maud Punshon 1875 #16030 - 1963 #18306 aged 88
5. Henry John Punshon 1877 #9026 - 1946 #5750 aged 69
6. Robert Victor Punshon 1879 #9395 - 1945 #16140 aged 65
7. Jessie Punshon 1881 #23597 - 1949 #9018 aged 67
8. George Arthur Leslie Punshon 1888 #20528 - 1946 #9306 aged 58
1. Mary Punshon 1870 - 1935 #10073 aged 65 wed 1895 #4720 to Sydney Cropley and lived at Footscray
Mary appears to have gone back to UK, as she appears aged 12 in 2 St Mary's place, Newcastle, St Andrew, at the school run by Susanna Reay head un 34 Teacher of English and Drawing, and her sister Isabella, as Mary Punshon boarder 13 Scholar b Gateshead, DUR, one of 12 students. She is then a passenger, Mary Punshon aged 14 Spinster came in Nov 1861 on the Elizabeth Ann Bright Capt John Starkey left Liverpool 10 Aug 1861 and took 140 days Arr Melb. Black Ball Line, 6 Children
5. Henry John Punshon 1877 #9026 - 1946 #5750 aged 69 wed 1909 #8975 to Annie May Bendall 1883 #2769 - 1963 #4673 aged 80, dau of Marion Harvey and John Bendall, no chn listed
8. George Arthur Leslie Punshon 1888 #20528 - 1946 #9306 aged 58, wed 1915 #4831 to Adelaide Emma Morris 1891 - 1967 #10459 aged 76 and lived at Footscray
2 Children 1. Geo Morris Punshon 1917 #29049 wed Norma Estelle Tyrrell
2. Lewis Henry Punshon 1920 #21969
3. Robert Punshon 7, 1845 - 1898 #18736 aged 53, wed 1870 #4312 to Johanna Innes 1851 - 1931 #4897 aged 80 dau of Jane Jack 1824 - 1865 #9421 aged 41 dau of Jane and Robert Jack of Scotland) and James Innes, lived at Williamstown
2 Children 1. Ella Louise Emily Punshon 1883 #13330
2. Una Florence Punshon 1885 #14459
4. Mary Punshon came aged 5, 1847 - 1895 #5481 aged 54, wed 1872 #3221 to John McPhee from Scotland and lived at Footscray
3 Children 1. George Henry McPhee 1873 #16604 - 1950 mother as Punshaw
1. John Robert McPhee 1877 #2655 - 1883 #5156 lived 6 years
2. Margaret Jane McPhee 1880 #2669


George and Sarah Punshon

Three children of Geo and Sarah WILSON came to Victoria
1. Elizabeth Jane Punshon 1834 - 1896 #8178 aged 62
2. John George Punshon 1839 - 1900 #7155 aged 61
3. Richard (George) Punshon 1844 - 1926 #12213 aged 82
1. Elizabeth Jane Punshon 1834 - 1896 #8178 aged 62 came c1859 with James Spence and lived at Lethbridge, Landsborough
Marriages Dec 1858 - James Spence and Elizabeth Punshon at Auckland Vol 10a Page 207. The district Auckland is in the county of Co. Durham
7 Children 1. Sarah Anne Spence 1860 #20297 - 1860 #11395 lived 10 weeks
2. Elizabeth Jane Spence 1863 #21226
2. Margaret Sophia Spence 1865 #22933
4. John George Punshon Spence 1867 #22636 - 1867 #5846 lived 18 months
5. Mary Ellen Spence 1870 #9522
6. Jessie Punshon Spence 1872 #17169 - 1873 #4368 lived 11 months
7. William James Spence 1874 #23653
2. John George Punshon 1839 - 1900 #7155 aged 61, came Sep 1860 on the Great Britain and wed 1866 #48 to Ellen Williams and lived at Happy Valley, Percedale, St Arnaud
11 Children 1. Elizabeth Ann Punshon 1864 #22193 - 1922 #7064 aged 57
2. George Wilson Punshon 1866 #8632 - 1941 #22125 aged 75
3. John Ward Punshon 1868 #817
4. Margaret Jane Punshon 1870 #9628 - 1873 #7883 lived 3 years
5. Richard James Punshon 1873 #11651
6. Mary Jane Punshon 1875 #18320
7. Sarah Ellen Punshon 1876 #24937 - 1880 #11444 lived 4 years
8. Henry Punshon 1880 #5190
9. Alice May Punshon 1882 #5609 - 1959 #9693 aged 77
10. Frederick Punshon 1884 #20726 - 1884 #10691 lived 4 days
11. Arthur Punshon 1885 #29055
1. Elizabeth Ann Punshon 1864 #22193 - 1922 #7064 aged 57 wed 1887 #5773 to George Viccars and lived at Creswick, Ondit
3 children 1. Geo Leslie Viccars 1889 #2599
2. Archd Chas Viccars 1890 #35205
3. Nellie Margta Viccars 1897 #21728
2. George Wilson Punshon 1866 #8632 - 1941 #22125 aged 75 wed 1901 #4719 to Mary Ann Maud Wheeler and lived at St Arnaud,
4 children 1. Maud Wheeler Punshon 1902 #29586
2. Sophia Punshon 1904 #28897 - 1906 #7136 lived 1 year
3. Margt Ann Punshon 1908 #14929
4. Nancie May Punshon 1910 #14910
9. Alice May Punshon 1882 #5609 - 1959 #9693 aged 77 wed 1902 #7089 to John Francis Cocks and lived at St Arnaud, Eaglehawk
2 children 1. Francis Ormond Cocks 1903 #13811
2. Arth Warrington Cocks 1908 #26505
3. Richard (George) Punshon 1844 - 1926 #12213 aged 82 died at Williamstown, from Sunderland, came April 1866 on the Great Britain and wed 1875 #4748 to Margaret Emmerson 1856 #7086 - 1933 #2978 aged 77, and moved from Landsborou to St Arnaud, then to Williamstown
9 children 1. George Punshon 1876 #10418
2. Barbara Mary Punshon 1878 #10035 wed 1898 #5426 to Wm Harris
3. May Punshon 1880 #9869
4. Frederick (George) Punshon 1882 #12372 - 1953 #10735 aged 70,
5. Elsie Punshon 1885 #6174 wed 1906 #326 to Mark Oliver Brealey
6. Athelinda Punshon 1887 #7667 wed 1907 #3284 to Wm Auld
7. Mabel Punshon 1889 #17476 wed 1911 #3495 to Leonard Fisher
8. Arthur (Richard) Punshon 1891 #8044 - 1955 #8013 aged 67
9. Roy Punshon 1896 #24408 - 1965 #7925 aged 68
1. George Punshon 1876 #10418 wed 1905 #2581 to Celia Elizabeth Shuttleworth 1875 and lived at Hawthorn
2 Children 1. Wm Geo Punsham 1907 #27506 - 1966 #24491 aged 58
2. Lenis Marie Punshon 1918 #20147
2. Barbara Mary Punshon 1878 #10035 - 1965 #11180 aged 87, wed 1898 #5426 to William Harris and lived at Brighton
3 Children 1. Wm Jno Harris 1899 #16285
2. Marjorie Estelle Harris 1904 #15831
3. Dorothy Isabel Harris 1908 #1095
4. Frederick (George) Punshon 1882 #12372 - 1953 #10735 aged 70, wed 1902 #6403 to Ethel Riley 1880 - 1969 #545 aged 89, daughter of Martha and unknown Riley (possibly Ethel May Riley 1880 #4428 daughter of Anna Maria Jenkins and Thomas Riley born at Richmond.)
8 Children 1. Anice Dorothy Punshon 1903 #29556 lived 3 years
2. Elsie Marjorie Punshon 1905 #7067
3. Henry Richard Punshon 1907 #23159
4. Herbert Beaver Punshon 1911 #24808 - 1954 #14453 aged 43
5. Wm Roy Punshon 1916 #8182
6. Fredk Geo Punshon 1917 #25426 - 1983 #12617 aged 66
7. Leonard Punshon 1920 #27058
8. Leslie John Punshon 1924 - 1973 #6596
5. Elsie Punshon 1885 #6174 - 1968 #24612 aged 83, wed 1906 #326 to Mark Oliver Brealey and lived at Newport
2 Children 1. Olive Brealey 1909 #29662 lived 1 day
2. Olive Elsie Brealey 1911 #13747
6. Athelinda Punshon 1887 #7667 - 1940 #10993 aged 54, wed 1907 #3284 to William Auld 1883 #13393 born at Williamstown, and lived at Malvern, 3 Children
7. Mabel Punshon 1889 #17476 wed 1911 #3495 to Leonard Fisher 1886 #14272 born at Talbot, and lived at Williamstown
1 Child 1. Jean Pride Fisher 1914 #27403
8. Arthur (Richard) Punshon 1891 #8044 - 1955 #8013 aged 67 (should be 64), wed 1915 #6576 to Mary Ann Wood 1886 - 1948 #11176 aged 62, daughter of Sarah and James Woods (not listed in Victoria)
3 Children 1. Thelma Joyce Punshon 1916 #8216
2. Linda May Punshon 1917 #16739
3. Alma Veronica Punshon 1919 #22088

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