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George Shoebridge, Goymer Shorten, William Sidebottom,
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Catherine Frances Short wed 1907 to John Patrick Bernard Carland
Elizabeth Short wed 1862 in Tas to John Walter Garth
Mary Short wed 1857 to Robert Brown
Emma Shorten wed 1866 to Richard Olver
William Samuel Shorten wed 1879 to Susan Jane Whitford
Thos Shortis wed 1899 to Mary Fisk
Rebecca Shreeve wed c1863 to Jesse David Leeder
Sarah Shueard/ Shuard came c1867 with William Bray
Bridget Shunny came c1864 with Patrick Cormack
Elizabeth Ann Sibly wed 1876 to Leonard George Hailes
Lydia Silk came 1851 on the Statesman with Henry Clifford

George Shoebridge

Florence Shoebridge c1858 born in Adelaide SA
George Shoebridge and Rebecca Chalk had sons Edward and Wm come to Victoria
2 Children 1. Edward Batten Shoebridge 1827 - 1907 #11263 aged 80, died at Bright
2. William Jervis Shoebridge 1829 - 1903 #9603 aged 74 died at Fitzroy
Edward Batten Shoebridge 1817 - 1907 #11263 aged 80, son of Rebecca Chalk wed 07 Apr 1816 to George Shoebridge at Saint Mary, Newington, Surrey, England; died at Bright, wed 1863 #3626 to Annie O'Brien and lived at Ararat then at Tarrawinge
10 Children 1. Thomas Arthur Shoebridge 1864 #10521
2. Edward George Shoebridge 1865 #25339 - 1929 #12566 aged 65
3. Walter Shoebridge 1867 #18672 lived 5 years
4. Robert OHara Shoebridge 1870 #5633 - 1896 #744 aged 26
5. Francis William Shoebridge 1872 #12558 - 1902 #8522 aged 30
6. Agnes Shoebridge 1873 #27551 - 1912 #603 aged 38
7. Annie Shoebridge 1876 #19697 lived 10 months
8. Frederick John Shoebridge 1879 #801
9. Walter Cashmere Shoebridge 1881 #7306 - 1902 #721 aged 20
10. Sydney Vincent Shoebridge 1886 #24065 - 1921 #6120 aged 35
1. Thomas Arthur Shoebridge 1864 #10521 wed 1886 #2411 to Rose Pritchard alias Smith 1866 #13118, born at Beechworth
8 Children 1. Ethel May Shoebridge 1887 #26031
2. William Edward Shoebridge 1891 #733 - 1922 #9557 aged 31
3. Florence Shoebridge 1893 #28830
4. Robt Jno Shoebridge 1896 #793 - 1975 #15749 aged 79
5. Alf Arth Shoebridge 1899 #7892
6. Walt Ambrose Shoebridge 1905 #687 lived 4 years
7. Freda Shoebridge 1909 #581
2. Edward George Shoebridge 1865 #25339 - 1929 #12566 aged 65 wed 1900 #6689 to Johanna Mary Nolte 1873 #4418 - 1949 #23142 aged 80 and lived at Warnambool and later at Kyneton
6 children 1. Myrtle Batten Shoebridge 1902 #6763
2. Ivy Batten Shoebridge 1903 #6971
3. Muriel Batten Shoebridge 1904 #22150
4. Edwd Batten Shoebridge 1906 #14802 - 1985 #26388 aged 79
5. Dorathea Batten Shoebridge 1908 #21312
6. Agnes Batten Shoebridge 1912 #12303
8. Frederick John Shoebridge 1879 #801 wed 1901 #5999 to Agnace Stella Bell 1876 - 1961 #1060 aged 85, daughter of Henrietta Darby and James Bell, and lived at Mortlake then at St Kilda
4 Children 1. Hazel Shoebridge 1903 #12417
2. Sylvia Shoebridge 1906 #28663
3. Fredk Bell Shoebridge 1909 #21387
4. Agnes Estella Shoebridge 1912 #15807
Wm Jervis Shoebridge 1829 - 1903 #9603 aged 74 died at Fitzroy, and Johannah Casey 1833 - 1903 #14212 aged 70, daughter of Ellen O'Connor and James Casey, came c1859 and lived at Beechworth and later in Melbourne suburbs
9 Children 1. Edward Vincent Shoebridge 1854 - 1860 #9343 aged 6 years
2. James Thomas Shoebridge 1856 - 1888 #9301 aged 32
3. Ellen Rebecca Shoebridge 1859 - 1860 #9348 aged 1 year
4. William Shoebridge 1860 #22394
5. Charles Shoebridge 1863 #12497 - 1951 #1523 aged 87
6. Albert Shoebridge 1865 #13404 - 1931 #4960 aged 66
7. Harriet Shoebridge 1867 #6601 lived 10 months
8. Walter Jervis Shoebridge 1869 #838
9. Hannah Eliza Shoebridge 1873 #1534
5. Charles Shoebridge 1863 #12497 wed 1892 #1064 to Jessie Logan Mitchell 1863 #13233 - 1942 #9521 aged 79, only known surviving child of Jessie Logan and Robert Mitchell born at Chewton, and lived at Carlton
Jessie Logan 1829 - 1866 #4484 aged 37, daughter of Agnes and George Logan of Glasgow,
Robert Mitchell wed 1874 to Catherine Ewing and had 8 children to 1888
3 Children 1. Alicia Shoebridge 1892 #32370
2. Robert Jervis Shoebridge 1894 #18732
3. Charles Ewing Shoebridge 1897 #9617 lived 5 years
Alfred Shoebridge came 1851 on the Wanderer aged 19, from Kent, and married Marion Agnes Edsall in 1855 to South Australia and lived in Adelaide
4 Children 1. Alfred North Shoebridge 1856-05-24 ref 5 #342
2. Albert Shoebridge 1861-06-17 ref 20 #121
3. Arthur Shoebridge 1864-04-18 ref 31 #215
4. Florence Shoebridge 1865-05-27 ref 33 #320 wed Arthur Beasley in South Australia

From on Sun, 4 Jan 2009

Here is Florence SHUBRIDGE birth 1857-11-02 in South Australia dau of John Wilkinson and she is the lady who did marry John Kirkland



Charlotte Shoebridge came 7 Oct 1854, aged 18, a Servant from Middlesex, on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, the site ShipList has the account here
Florence Shoebridge the daughter of Charlotte Shubridge father unknown on the wedding certificate but I do believe her father to be John Wilkinson and she is regisitered in Both Names. She wed 1884 #5193 to John Drummond Kirkland 1836 - 1885 #11253 aged 49 son of Mary Bell and James Kirkland from Dublin, lived at Carlton
2 Children 1. Ellen Mary Kirkland 1885 #8573
2. Charlotte Dorothy Shoebridge 1891 #30990

Goymer Shorten

From on December 25, 2001

Any information regarding John Shorten married to Bridget Ward on June 2 1802 in Copdock Suffolk. Father of John, James and Goymer Shorten, all transported to VDL, Australia as convicts. John's father: possibly named Thomas Shorten
I am looking for any information on any Shorten families to Australia from 1830 to 1900. So far I have 4 families to Victoria
1. Benjamin Shorten and Frances Burchfield m c1825 Cove of Cork IRE. Arrived Sydney 1838.
2. Goymer Shorten b 1816 Suffolk and Jane Duce b 1839 Cambridge ENG. Goymer transported to TAS 1835 for life.
3. William Shorten wed to Dec 1842 to Mary Ann Madda in St Faith district, Norfolk and came Dec 1852 on the Isle Of Skye with Mary's father and siblings, see Madder notes
4. James Shorten and Margaret McNamara m Bandon Cork IRE. Arrived Melb 1866


Goymer Shorten 1813 - 1880 #4879 aged 67, came to Tasmania 1836 as a convict on the Mangles granted permission to marry 17 Feb 1857 to Jane Duce who came free to Tasmania, came to Victorias about 1877
6 Children 1. Eliza Shorten 1857
2. Thomas Shorten 1859
3. Elizabeth Shorten 1861
4. James Shorten 1864 - 1884 #4498 aged 20 years
5. Mary Jane Shorten 1866
6. Clara Selina Shorten 1868
7. George John Shorten 1871 - 1883 #1541 aged 11 years
8. Susannah Shorten 1874
9. William Henry Shorten 1878 #16011
1. Eliza Shorten 1857 wed 1878 #1494 to James William Preston
2 Children 1. William James Preston 1878 #16773
2. Ethel May Preston 1880 #8888
2. Thomas Shorten 1859 wed 1889 #4320 to Mary Logan and lived at Footscray, Echuca, Kensington Hill
8 Children 1. Myrtle Eva Letitia Shorten 1889 #31219 - 1891 #15255 lived 1 year
2. Jane Shorten 1891 #3233
3. Jas Garmer Shorten 1892 #32673
4. Clara Ciscellia Shorten 1893 #31154 - 1894 #1572 lived 5 months
5. Violet Amelia Shorten 1895 #21973
6. Alma Muriel Shorten 1897 #20285 - 1897 #13236 lived 1 month
7. Thos Hy Shorten 1899 #3884
8. Geo Wm Shorten 1901 #12087
3. Elizabeth Shorten 1861 wed 1886 #5094 to John Thomas Ellis
5. Mary Jane Shorten 1866 wed 1886 #1668 to Amos Smith Beever from London and lived at Footscray
4 Children 1. Euphemia May Beever 1886 #2946 - 1887 #13721 lived 21 months
2. William Smith Beever 1888 #3228
3. Beatrice Vic Beever 1897 - 1898 #12021 lived 1 year
4. Amy Elizth Beever 1899 #18725
8. Susannah (Susan Hannah) Shorten 1874 wed 1890 #8975 to James Burgess and lived at Kensington Hill
6 Children 1. May Carol Jane Burgess 1891 #24331
2. Amy Gritten Burgess 1893 #23685
3. Ivy Doris Burgess 1894 #30400
4. Gladys Normenia Burgess 1897 #4245
5. Olive Margaret Burgess 1899 #27541
6. James Petherick Burgess 1901 #20086
9. Wm Hy Shorten 1878 #16011 wed 1898 #1842 to Sarah Elizabeth Irons
2 Children 1. Ruby Verne Elizth Shorten 1900 #4142
2. Wm Jas Shorten 1901 #20101

William Sidebottom

From on Fri, 22 Nov 2002

You have Saml listed as a son of William who married Emma, this is incorrect as Samuel Abel was the son of Robert Langford Sidebottom and Martha, Robert being the youngest brother to William.


ERROR Robert Sidebottom the youngest brother to the under mentioned William, and Martha, are the parents of Samuel Abel Langford Sidebottom c1840
William Sidebottom wed 1839 #4176 at Church of England, St James, Melbourne to Emma Hale 1824 - 1888 #11360 aged 64 daughter of Ann Fox and George Hall died at Seymour
William Langford Sidebottom 1801 - 1849 #2677 aged 48 buried by Methodist/Wesleyan Church Melbourne appears to be spouse above.
Emma Sidebottom wed 1852 #25430 to James Rea at Church of England, Keelbundoora (Now Heidelberg) then lived at Pentridge
4 children 1. Emma Langford Sidebottom c1842 wed 1865 #2554 to William Saunders
2. William Langford Sidebottom c1844 wed 1867 #1849 to Janet Cameron
3. Eliza Ann Sidebottom 1847 #15217 baptised Church of England, St James, Melbourne
4. Benjamin Langford Sidebottom 1849 #26361 baptised Church of England, St Peters, Melbourne
6 children
of James
1. Clara Maria Rea 1852 #20623
2. Edward Walter Rea 1854 #5347
3. James Frederick Rea 1856 #10573
4. Reginald Rea 1862 #16679
5. Frank Hale Rea 1864 #10796
6. Norman Rea 1866 #23336
2. Emma Langford Sidebottom c1842 wed 1865 #2554 to William Saunders and lived at Kalkallo then Bena
8 children 1. William Henry Saunders 1868 #25148
2. Unnamed Male Saunders 1871 #10956
3. Frederick Robert Saunders 1873 #24634
4. Elizabeth Emma Saunders 1876 #3432
5. Martha May Saunders 1878 #6899
6. Francis Herbert Saunders 1879 #21049
7. George Edwin James Saunders 1881 #21393
8. Leslie Gordon Saunders 1885 #7812
3. William Langford Sidebottom c1844 born in Invernesshire wed 1867 #1849 to Janet Cameron and lived at Mickleham
6 children 1. John William Sidebottom 1868 #11029
2. Unnamed Male Sidebottom 1870 #24984
3. Charlotte Elizab Sidebottom 1872 #23915 wed 1892 #2910 to Edmund Piner
4. Jeanette Sidebottom 1877 #690
5. Thursa May Sidebottom 1879 #17144
6. Florence Emma Sidebottom 1884 #10312
1. John William Sidebottom 1868 #11029 wed 1889 #402 to Mary Jane Monti and lived at Bendigo
7 children 1. Edw Sidebottom 1899 #7991
2. Louisa Mary Sidebottom 1890 #17129
3. Eileen Wfred Sidebottom 1894 #9307
4. Hilda Kathleen Sidebottom 1896 #17433
5. Leo Sidebottom 1901 #8809
6. Doris Sidebottom 1903
7. Stella Rose Sidebottom 1909
Samuel Able Langford Sidebottom c1840 wed 1860 #3060 to Susan Baker lived at Mickelham
12 children 1. Robert Langford Sidebottom 1861 #7193
2. Emma Langford Sidebottom 1863 #2685
3. William Langford Sidebottom 1865 #9194
4. Arthur Geo Langford Sidebottom 1866 #15295
5. child Sidebottom 1870 #4134
6. Susannah Langford Sidebottom 1872 #3130
7. James Langford Sidebottom 1874 #9533
8. Grace Langford Sidebottom 1878 #23739
9. Martha Sidebottom 1868 #4376
10. Ada Sidebottom 1876 #10186
11. Alice Mary Sidebottom 1880 #16664 wed 1905 #666 to Steph Thos Baker
12. Louisa Myra Sidebottom 1886 #121 wed 1911 #9336 to Robt Hy Gamble
1. Robert Langford Sidebottom 1861 #7193 wed 1886 #3914V to Theresa Sarah Mary Hollaway 1868 #13483 daughter of Sarah Ann Cunningham wed 1864 #3489 to John Holloway and lived at Avenel, then Euroa
7 children 1. John Henry Sidebottom 1888 #8193 - 1904 #13929 aged 16
2. Albt Sidebottom 1889 #18065
3. Charlie George Sidebottom 1890 #22669R
4. Francis Ernt Sidebottom 1892 #13144
5. Harold Victor Sidebottom 1893 #22159
6. Leslie Jas Sidebottom 1895 #20559 lived 2 years
7. Lillian May Sidebottom 1899 #2847
2. Emma Langford Sidebottom 1863 #2685 born at Mickelham wed 1886 #3916V to William Smith born in Phillipstown and lived at Avenel
4 children 1. Ruth Myra Smith 1888 #26271
2. Ada Rebecca Smith 1892 #7558X1905
3. Olive Mary Smith 1895 #17516
4. Bertha Lucy Smith 1898 #275
3. William Langford Sidebottom 1865 #9194 wed 1901 #4143 to Elizth Robertson
7 children 1. Amelia Jane Langford Sidebottom 1901 #15906
2. Wm Geo Langford Sidebottom 1903 #259
3. Saml Langford Sidebottom 1904 #7370 lived 1 year
4. Elizabeth Alice Sidebottom 1906 #7633
5. Emma Margaret Langford Sidebottom 1908 #8262
6. Sarah Ann Langford Sidebottom 1910 #16190
7. Grace Myra Langford Sidebottom 1912 #219
4. Arthur Geo Langford Sidebottom 1866 #15295 wed 1903 #550 to Ethel Maud Mary Purchase 1885 #14222 born at Violet Town
6. Susannah Langford Sidebottom 1872 #3130 - 1948 #18958 aged 76, wed 1889 #7499 to Jno Hy Jas Holloway 1865 #25110 son of Sarah Anne Cunningham and John Holloway born at Stanmore, and lived at Benalla
1 Child 1. Myra Holloway 1891 #785 lived 3 months
8. Grace Langford Sidebottom 1879 - 1958 aged 79, wed 1899 to Aubrey Marcus Gerald Bowles

John Hurley Silke

James Silke wed 1858 #2480 to Elizabeth Wallis

John Hurley Silke wed 1858 #777 to Elizabeth Dempster

5 Children 1. Thomas Silke 1860 #3258 lived 8 days
2. Emily Silke 1861 #8150
3. Margaret Mary Brisbane Silke 1862 #18233
4. Jane Hannah Gillespie Silke 1863 #18074
5. Blanche Jeffrey Silke 1864 #25593
3. Margaret Mary Brisbane Silke 1862 #18233 wed 1888 #8057 to Charles Farmer 1857 #9755 born at Williamstown



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