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Charles Spier, Henry Spiers, William Spinks, William Burnill Splatt, Jabez Squire, John Stacey, Henry Stagg, Martin Stafford,


Henry Spiers

Own page for one Spiers wed Matilda Bressy

Another Henry Spiers

Henry Spiers 1827 - 1903 #8081 aged 76 son of Sarah Ann Walker and Wm Spiers, wed 1861 #703 to Eliza Jane Mcfadden and lived at Amphitheatre

our Henry Spiers

See Spiers - Henry Spiers wed Matilda Bressey 1824 - 1891 dau of Elizabeth Burr c1778 - 1840 and William Bressey 1770 - 1837, and had 13 children
Henry Spiers 1822 - 1907 #11429 aged 85 wed Dec 1845 to Matilda Bressy 07 Nov 1824 - 1891 #5485 aged 66 and came c1854 and lived at Campbells Creek

William Spinks

Marriages Jun 1853 - William Spinks and Susan Webster at Forehoe Vol 4b page 319. The district Forehoe is in the county of Norfolk

William Spinks c1829 came Aug 1853 on the Mooltan with Susanna Webster c1831, and lived at Geelong, Indented Heads, then Bellarine

9 Children 1. Edward Spinks 1854 #2603
2. Robert William Spinks 1855 #11042 - 1856 #1118 lived 3 months
3. Joseph Spinks 1858 #12579
4. Cornelius Spinks 1861 #13709
5. Mary Ann Spinks 1863 #12595
6. Rebecca Spinks 1866 #773
7. Frances Anne Spinks 1871 #14257
8. James Spinks 1873 #22094 - 1873 #8939 lived 17 days
9. William Henry Spinks 1875 #7217
4. Cornelius Spinks 1861 #13709 wed 1886 #2449 to Sarah McFeeters and lived at Benalla
1st Child 1. Esther Ann Spinks 1888 #8762
5. Mary Ann/Hannah Spinks 1863 #12595 wed 1885 #3234 to James Emmanuel Ridout from Dorset, and lived at Benalla
1st Child 1. Eva May Ridout 1888 #692

William Burnill Splatt

Mr Splatt aged 36 came Jul 1876 on the Ringarooma but can not find Miss Newham or Dunham

William Burnill Splatt came 1877 with Mary Ann Dunham/Newham (they wed at Sea and registered it in Victoria 1877 #3886) and lived at Torrunbar, Echuca

5 Children 1. Margt Jane Splatt 1880 #5463
2. Florence May Splatt 1882 #19782
3. Thomas Edgar Splatt 1884 #21175
4. William Burniff Splatt 1886 #22593
5. James Charles Splatt 1888 #20002
1. Margt Jane Splatt 1880 #5463 wed 1900 #405 to John Knight Fleming

James Spokes

See their web page here

The MAHOMED SHAH came July 1848 with Assisted British Immigrants. There are two lists which have been combined at PRO Shipping Search
One list, page 366, lists James Spoke 27, Hannah Spoke 26 and three children aged 5, 3 and infant.
Second list, page 360 lists Joseph Spokes adult and Infant
Third list, page 355, lists James Spokes 27, Hannah Spokes 26, Eliza Spokes 5, Joseph 3 and Infant

James Spokes 1820 - 1853, son of Mary Dickens and Thomas Spokes (Not COMFIRMED), wed at Holcott, Northampton on 7 Nov 1842 to Hannah Kenyon nee Hull 1821 - 1890, daughter of Alice of Sywell and Samuel Hull born 1798. The family came to Australia 1848 as Assisted Immigrants, on the Mahomed Shah


Jabez Squire

Eliza Whitcombe aged 20 came Dec 1856 on the Medway as an Assisted British Immigrant

Jabez Squire wed 1859 to Eliza Agnes Whitcombe and lived at Ararat

5 Children 1. Jabez Hezrai Squire 1862 #12055
2. Lucy Ann Squire 1864 #19375 - 1866 #57 lived 1 year
3. Nancy Margaret Squire 1867 #12209
4. Henry James Squire 1869 #12910 - 1870 #5969 lived 1 year
5. Edith Agnes Squire 1871 #13527
1. Jabez Hezrai Squire 1862 #12055 wed 1885 #5572 to Christina Helena Hude 1862 #12028
3. Nancy Margaret Squire 1867 wed 1895 to Arthur Richard Beardsley

John Stacey

James Stacey was born at Somerset, England. He married Mary Fisher on 23rd September 1822 at Stogursey, Somerset, England. They had eight children at Storgursey Somerset England before migrating to South Australia on the ship "Chales Kerr" and arived June 1840. From Ancestry Message board - dated 1 May 2000,
James Stacey, Mary FISHER, Sarah, My, Jas, John, Hrt, Hy, Eliz (d aft arr) arrived 1840-06-17 on Charles Kerr from London 1840-03-06 James Stacey 1796 - 1870 came with Mary Fisher 1801 - 1851, born at Stogursey, Somerset,
son James Stacey died 1840-09-25 aged 9; buried Adelaide West Terrace Cemetery
wife Mary Stacey died 1851-11-22 aged 50 at Macclesfield; relative James (H)
8 children 1. Sarah Stacey 1823-1896
2. John Stacey 1825-1858
3. Eliza Stacey 1827-1830
4. Mary Stacey 1829-1872
5. James Stacey 1831-1840
6. Harriett Stacey 1833-1907
7. Henry Stacey 1836-1863
8. Elizabeth Stacey 1838-1840
2. John Stacey 1825 - 1858 #4313 aged 28, born at Stogursey, Somerset, wed on 1850-09-06 to Charlotte Stacey 1829 - 1890 born in Somerset, UK
Charlotte Stacey 1829 - 1890 #1273 aged 61, dau of Harriet Parsons and John Stacey from Gloucestershire and died at Clunes, wed 1872 #4550 to John Dyer
4 children 1. Harriet Stacey 13 Mar 1851 at (Ade)
2. Elizabeth Ann Stacey 24 Aug 1852 at Bendigo [Vic]
3. John Stacey 18 Nov 1856 #2350
4. Edwin James Stacey 1857 #16448 - 1858 #8146 lived 11 months
2. Elizabeth Ann Stacey wed 1876 to Richard Hancock
3. John Stacey 18 Nov 1856 #2350, wed 1878 to Elizabeth Jane Hancock 1854 dau of Lavinia Bishop and Richard Hancock and lived at Donald till 1888 then Slaty Creek, St Arnaud, Maryborough, Sea Lake
11 children 1. John Stacey 1878 #4353
2. Arthur Edwin Stacey 1879 #22478 - 1952 #17452 aged 72
3. Caroline Lavinia Stacey 1881 #8760 - 1966 #7330 aged 84
4. John Francis Stacey 1883 #8599 - 1960 #30473 aged 77
5. Alfred James Stacey 1885 #24928 - 1940 #16305 aged 54
6. Percy Newman Stacey 1887 #27785 - 1957 #22826 aged 69
7. William Thomas Stacey 1889 #26249 - 1974 #24088 aged 85
8. Leo Larry/Lawrence Stacey 1891 #27765 - 1977 #7873 aged 85
9. Walter Clifford Stacey 1893 #24383 - 1982 #08664 aged 88
10. Chas Herbt Stacey 1896 #23240
11. Edith Charl Pretoria Stacey 1900 #18377
4. John Francis Stacey 1883 #8599 wed 1910 #8276 to Agnes Watson Woodburn 1887 #26506 - 1931 #11581 aged 43,
2 children 1. Graham Hugh Stacey 1915 #16477 2. Ninda Emily Stacey 1920 #25990
5. James Alfred Stacey 1885 #24928 wed 1911 #1560 to Janet Watson Woodburn 1886 #16359 - 1933 #14792 aged 46,
1 child 1. Ivy Jean Stacey 1915 #7362

Henry Stagg

Tasmanian records show two called Henry Stagg.
1. wed 17 Feb 1853 - New Norfolk, Tasmania ( Jobson, Marianne aged 20 no birth listed in Tasmania)
2. aged 30 wed 20 Jan 1855 - Hobart,Tasmania ( Lumsden, Anne aged 18 ) Anne Lumsden born 15 Feb 1837 dau of Sarah and James Lumsden registered 1838 #8920 - James Lumsden wed 23 Feb 1835 to Sarah Perkins
Henry leaving Tasmania
Stagg Henry Passenger Sapphire 26 Feb 1846 Hobart Town Sydney CUS36/1/464
Stagg Henry Passenger Sylph 15 Oct 1852 Hobart Town Melbourne English goldseeker age 15 CUS36/1/503
This page updated 11 Jan 2004, thanks to a letter from Noel Staley email closed 19 May 2008
Henry Stagg 1827 - 18 May 1877 #5235 aged 50, son of Caroline Lush and James Stagg from England, wed 20 Jan 1855 at New Norfolk, Tasmania to Anne Lumsden 15 Feb 1837 - 14 Apr 1921 aged 84 born at New Norfolk, Tasmania, died at Inglewood, Victoria, and lived at Sandhurst and then Inglewood
Anne Stagg from Launceston wed 1878 #2052 to Gustav August Freder Breitzmann from Prussia, no more chn listed
Third spouse is Theodore Jessen, father of son Henry's wife.
9 children 1. Caroline Stagg 1859 #9716 lived 4 years
2. Annie Stagg 1862 #21236 - 1927
3. Henry Stagg 1865 #22633
4. Joseph Stagg 1868 #9774
5. Twin Emily Stagg 1871 #9627 lived 4 months
6. Twin Sylvester Stagg 1871 #9628
7. John Chas Stagg 1873 #17270 - 1877 aged 3 years
8. William Donald Stagg 1874 #23422 - 1900
9. John Charles Stagg 1877 #23110 lived 9 weeks

2. Annie Stagg 1862 #21236 - 12 Aug 1927 aged 65, wed 1883 #6184 to Jonathan Staley from Scotland, and lived at Inglewood, had 7 Children. Visit the Staley web page.
Annie Staley wed 2nd c1899 to Charles Keel who died before her, and lived at Inglewood
Charles may be a son of Jane Gill 1822 - 1885 #5540 aged 63, daughter of Elizabeth Brand and Thomas Gill, and William Keel of Inglewood.
3 children 8. Charles Keel 1900 #11886
9. Albert Edward Keel 1902-
10. Ann Elizabeth Keel 1904-1969

3. Henry Stagg 1865 #22633 wed 1888 #181 to Dorothea Fredericka Jessen 1868 #7026 born at Ballarat, and lived at Inglewood
3 Children 1. Ferdinand Wm Stagg 1891 #24184
2. Annie Dorothy Stagg 1895 #13187
3. Isabella Maud Stagg 1898 #4075
2. Annie Dorothy Stagg 1895 - 1976 #6404 aged 81, wed 1915 #10547 to Thomas William Morse 1893 #23583 - 1927 #6015 aged 62, and lived at Inglewood, 2 children

4. Joseph Stagg 1868 #9774 wed 1895 #143 to Carol Ada Forrester 1867 #9210, born at Malmsbury, and lived at Inglewood
3 Children 1. Emily Victoria Stagg 1896 #4321
2. Carol Martha Stagg 1897 #20118
3. Elizth Elsie Stagg 1899 #27419

Martin Stafford

Martin Stafford wed 1852 #1588 at St Francis RC church Melbourne to Mary Doyle 1830 - 1882 #10442 aged 52, daughter of Charlotte and Michael Doyle, and lived at Geelong. Mary Ellen Stafford 1853 #98 was born in Geelong and baptised at St Mary's Roman Catholic church Geelong,
5 Children 1. Mary Ellen Stafford 1853 #98
2. Charlotte Stafford 1855 #7766
3. Alice Stafford 1858 #7308 - 1861 #4553 lived 33 months
4. Alice Stafford 1862 #5316
5. Margaret Stafford 1868 #1017
1. Mary Ellen Stafford 1853 #98 wed 1873 #1944 to Peter Frances Sloane c1850 born at Williamstown, went to Queensland 1874, returned 1879 and lived at Williamstown, 4 Children
2. Charlotte Stafford 1855 #7766 wed 1873 #1940 to John Barclay from Edinburgh, no known children
4. Alice Stafford 1862 #5316 wed 1883 #6024 to William James Ainsworth 1861 - 1884 #13384 aged 23, son of Susanah Wardle and William Ainsworth born in Liverpool, no children.
Alice Ainsworth wed 1886 #2577 to John Elder possible John Elder 1858 #778 son of Helen Turpie and John Elder born at Port Melbourne
2 Children 1. John Henry Elder 1886 #28683
2. Myrtle Mary Elder 1888 #32237


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