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Robert Stanlake

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Robert Stanlake 1816 - 1878 #12363 aged 62 born in England son of Samuel Stanlake wed 01 Nov 1814 at Dartington, Devon, England to Mary Harding(e) of Dartington, Devon, and Jane Webber 1816 - 1886 #10400 aged 71, daughter of John, incorrectly indexed as Samuel Webber. Robert Stanlake and his wife, Jane Webber, arrived in the Port Phillip District of New South Wales upon the Himalaya in 1840. and lived first at Melbourne and later at Saltwater River, children baptised at St James, Church of England.

9 Children 1. Margaret Mary Stanlake 1841 #12568
2. Elizabeth Celia Stanlake 1843 #13521
3. Samuel Stanlake 1845 #14346
4. Jane Stanlake 1847 #15298
5. Robert Stanlake 1848 15967
6. Susan Stanlake 1850 #16944 wed 1872 #2004 to Harold Basan born in London, no chn
7. Ellen Stanlake c1852
8. Charles Stanlake c1853
7. Edward Stanlake 1854 #2046
8. William Henry Stanlake 1855 #6651 lived 1 year
9. Eliza Ann Stanlake 1856 #11513
1. Margaret Mary Stanlake 1841 #12568 - 1910 wed 1861 #4126 to John Rogerson and lived at Mooroopna then Glenlyon
6 Children 1. Charles Rogerson 1865 #14837
2. Jane Rogerson 1870 #16103
3. Ernest John Rogerson 1877 #17296
4. Elsie May Rogerson 1879 #4251
5. Unnamed Male Rogerson 1863 #15312
6. Samuel Rogerson 1867 #22063
2. Elizabeth Celia Stanlake 1843 #13521 - 1897 wed 1861 #1293 to Joseph Trotman and lived at Euroke, then Greenvale, and Wangaratta when Gladys was born, 14 Children
3. Samuel Stanlake 1845 #14346 wed 1875 #3491 to Jane Knox Denham from Berwickshire
4 Children 1. Arthur Stanlake 1876 #16332
2. Clara Stanlake 1878 #2738
3. Bertram Clinton Stanlake 1879 #23932 lived 9 months
4. Alice Ethel Stanlake 1881 #6930
4. Jane Stanlake 1847 #15298 - 1902 #11146 aged 56, born at Footscray and died at Pakenham, wed 1868 #973 to Nathan Nathan 1841 - 1928 #7424 aged 87, born in Essex, 8 Children
5. Robert Stanlake 1848 15967 wed 1876 #256 to Christina McLeod
6 Children 1. Christina Stanlake 1876 #20840 lived 1 year
2. Florence Jane Stanlake 1878 #20615
3. Alice Maud Stanlake 1881 #13798
4. Robert John Stanlake 1883 #6778
5. Lily May Stanlake 1885 #7500
6. George Gunn Stanlake 1887 #8241
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Charles Stanlake wed 9 March 1876 #862 to Amelia Treadwin Purdy

6 Children 1. Edith Mary Stanlake 1876 at Footscray
2. Eveline Amelia Stanlake 1878 at Carlton
3. Charles Henry Stanlake Feb 1880 Cootamundra died 1959 Melbourne
4. Albert Alexander Stanlake 1881 Cootamundra died 1881 Cootamundra
5. Claude Alexander Stanlake 1882 Cootamundra died 1960 Mt Lawley W.A.
6. Hilda Jane Stanlake 1884 Cootamundra died 1885 Cootamundra
7. Horace Albert Stanlake 1886 Cootamundra died 1996 Cootamundra
5. Claude Stanlake (my grandfather) then married Sarah Charlotte Gott on 27 Feb 1904 and they had 5 children
5 Children 1. Charles Alexander Stanlake born 1904 Prahran died 1962 Brighton, Vic.
2. Amelia Esther Stanlake born 1906 Preston died 1971 Wynnum Qld
3. Claude Reginald Stanlake born 1908 Preston died 1963 Jerilderie NSW
4. Horace Tredwin Stanlake born 1910 Preston died 1976 Leongatha, Vic
5. Frederick George Stanlake (father of Jenny) born 1912 Preston, died 1967 Traralgon Vic.


9. Edward Stanlake 1854 #2046 wed 1884 #98 to Mary Binding 1854-1929 born at Sea on the ship 'Geelong',
6 Children 1. Edith May Stanlake 1885 #4957
2. Edward Hill Stanlake 1886 #28542
3. George James Stanlake 1888 #14265
4. Jane Eliza Stanlake 1891-1979 wed 1918 at Krowera to John Francis Gane
5. Charles William Stanlake 1894-1983
6. Arthur Henry Stanlake 1899-1989

James Stapleton

James Stapleton came Jan 1865 on Star of England with Catherine Stapleton, both aged 20.
James Stapleton wed 1865 #1669 to Catherine Darcy Davey (Kath Mary Darcey)
4 Children 1. Mary Kate Stapleton 1866 #17752
2. Ann Stapleton 1868 #23169
3. Catherine Stapleton 1871 #2420
4. James Thomas Stapleton 1872 #23158
1. Mary Stapleton 1866 #17752 wed 1889 to Joseph Gabel

Charles Starr

Charles Starr 1810 - 1863 #7830 aged 53, son of Thomas Starr, wed 1857 #345 to Mary Jane Isherwood c1836. He was called Charles Pocklington Starr when son Albert died. He came to Victoria on the Fanny, arrived August 1852, when he was aged 42, recorded on Fiche 0, Page 7. He travelled alone.
3 Children 1. Miriam Starr 1858 #1310 - 1922 #10025 aged 64
2. Thomas Turner Starr 1860 #7188 - 1948 #2232 aged 87
3. Albert Isherwood Starr 1863 #331 - 1937 #173 aged 73
2. Thomas Turner Starr 1860 #7188 - 1948 #2232 aged 87, wed 1885 #6894 to Bertha Webb 1861 - 1933 #5625 aged 72,
3 Children 1. Ethel Ivie Starr 1886 #23883 - 1975 #19820 aged 89, wed 1920 6861 to Angus Geo Stewart
2. Leslie Victor Starr 1893 #5100 - 1955 #17559 aged 61
3. Winifred Bertha Starr 1895 #6098 - 1977 #25057 aged 82
3. Albert Isherwood Starr 1863 #331 - 1937 #173 aged 73, wed 1884 #6751 to Mary Elizabeth Barbara Lobb 1863 - 1890 #4047 aged 27,
Albert Isherwood Starr wed 1895 #7091 to Rachel Ada Ruddock 1870 - 1960 #10900 aged 91, 7 Children
2 children 1. Albert Charles Starr 1885 #28762
2. Elsie May Starr 1888 #11218 lived 8 months
7 Children
of Rachel
3. Alice Eva Starr 1896 #23602 - 1916 #9711 aged 19
4. Bessie May Starr 1898 #17991 - 1955 #11151 aged 57
5. Doris Ella Starr 1900 #25740 - 1982 #23627 wed Knox
6. Chas Pocklington Starr 1903 #2387 - 1967 #21583 aged 64
7. Ernt Oliver Starr 1905 #17327 - 1978 #18093 aged 73
8. Eleanor Ada Starr 1908 #10520 - 1976 #11148 aged 68 wed Purchall
9. Allan Hy Starr 1912 #28711

George Stayner

George Stayner son of Dinah and George Stayner from Dorset wed 1870 #4184 to Flora McLeod born at Sea, lived at Brighton
8 Children 1. Christina Dinah Stayner 1871 #22108
2. Mary Stayner 1873 #22673
3. Letitia Jane Stayner 1876 #1429
4. George Alexander Stayner 1878 #7779
5. Flora Isabel Stayner 1880 #14421
6. Catherine Ann Stayner 1882 #21791 - 1883 #4521 lived 6 months
7. Ethel May Stayner 1884 #15576
8. Sylvia Agnes Stayner 1887 #9712 - 887 #13094 lived 7 months
2. Mary Stayner 1873 #22673 wed 1894 to James Friday

Charles Stearman

Charles Stearman 1824 - 1887 #8680 aged 63 wed 1849 #3991 to Maria Loader and lived at Portland, Warrnambool
9 Children 1. Alfred Charles Stearman 1851 #30856
2. George Abraham Stearman 1852 #30869
3. William Loader Stearman 1854 #6996
4. Susannah Stearman 1856 #13196
5. Ann Charlotte Stearman 1860 #3533
6. Phillip James Stearman 1862 #5595
7. Elizabeth Annastatia Stearman 1864 #18860
8. Augusta Maria Stearman 1867 #25258
9. Edgar Thomas Stearman 1870 #5806
1. Alfred Charles Stearman wed 1876 #1188 to Eliza George
8 Children 1. Alfred Charles Stearman 1879 #1794 - 1879 #935 lived 4 days
2. Eliza Stearman 1880 #15459 - 1880 #6907 lived 1 day
3. Charles Edgar Stearman 1881 #23209 - 1899 #17 aged 17
4. William George Stearman 1884 #18650
5. Annie Stearman 1885 #27209 - 1885 #13049 lived 5 months
6. Alfred Stearman 1887 #21496
7. Geo Stearman 1890 #15105
8. Selby Stearman 1892 #6101
3. William Loader Stearman 1854 #6996 born at Sandhurst wed 1883 #1380 to Eliza Garbutt 1865 #9985 - 1901 #9697 aged 37
Wm Loader Stearman wed 1896 #5741 to Virtue Farrow
1 Child 1. William Joseph H Stearman 1886 #24578
4. Susan Stearman wed 1876 #2175 to Samuel Grant from Inverness, no chn
5. Charlotte Ann Stearman 1860 #3533 wed 1881 #5613 to William Thomas Ryding from Sydney
7 Children 1. William John Ryding 1888 #31451
2. Sarah Ryding 1896 #3900
3. Grace Ryding 1891 #20231
4. Richmond Ryding 1895 #31069 - 1895 #14353 lived 2 days
5. Alice May Ryding 1897 #23032
6. Amy Ethel Ryding 1899 #16438
7. Thos Leslie Ryding 1901 #9153

Jesse Steel

IGI entered by the Miller family, Jesse STEEL Marriage: 21 Jan 1819 at Saint Bride Fleet St, London, London, England to JANE HIGGINS
3 children 1. Jane Steel 13 Nov 1819 Christening: 12 Dec 1819 Holy Trinity, Clapham, Surrey, England died 07 MAR 1820
2. Fra. Jameson Steel 29 Jul 1826 Christening: 23 Jun 1830 Saint George In The East, Stepney, London,
3. Jesse Jameson Steel 24 Jun 1829 - 21 Jul 1915 Christening: 23 Jun 1830 at Saint George In The East, Stepney, London, and died at Trafalgar, Vic, Aust

Jesse Steel aged 21 came Mar 1852 on the Lady Elgin
Jesse Jameson Steel wed 1856 #2751 to Fanny Stephanie Seitz possibly from Switzerland, and lived at Collingwood
14 children 1. Fanny Jane Steel 1857 #868 - 1858 #1723 lived 1 year
2. Ellen Maria Steel 1858 #11955 - 1868 #2073 lived 9 years
3. Jesse Steel 1860 #335
4. George Steel 1861 #11393 - 1867 #1745 lived 5 years
5. Charlotte Steel 1863 #13607 - 1865 #742 lived 1 year
6. William Henry Steel 1865 #7907 - 1877 #4104 lived 12 years
7. Richard Edgar Steel 1867 #8191
8. Barbara Fanny Steel 1868 #22586
9. Fanny Jane Steel 1870 #14900
10. George Frederick Steel 1872 #8137 - 1873 #3617 lived 1 year
11. Jane Anne Steel 1874 #1486 - 1884 #865 lived 10 years
12. Twin Hilda Mary Steel 1876 #1746 - 1876 #1095 lived 6 weeks
13. Twin Charles Frederick Steel 1876 #1747 - 1876 #1111 lived 7 weeks
14. Annie Margate Catherine Steel 1877 #8094
3. Jesse Steel 1860 #335 wed 1883 #490 to Mary Rebecca Mills, and lived at Collingwood
4 children 1. Mary Elizabeth Steel 1884 #8479 - 1884 #11915 lived 7 months
2. Alice May Steel 1885 #16656
3. Jesse George Steel 1886 #17370 - 1886 #8806 lived 7 days
4. George Jesse Steel 1887 #18627
7. Richd Edgar Steel 1867 #8191 wed 1892 #75 to Elizabeth Amelia Hince 1869 #17137

David Steels

David Steels from Yorkshire wed 1872 #1457 to Jessie Mckenzie and lived at Sandridge
4 Children 1. Elizth Mary Steels 1873 #12565
2. Thomas Alexander Steels 1874 #19099
3. Rosie Hannah Steels 1875 #19313
4. David William Steels 1877 #18574
2. Thomas Alexander Robert Duncan Steels 1874 #19099 wed 1899 #2112 to Alice Elizabeth Gladstone 1878 #15792 born at Emerald


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