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William Stenhouse, James Stenning, Edward James Stent, John Stent, Thomas Stent,
Charles Sterry, Edwin Stevens, Lawrence Stevens, Richard Stevens,


William Stenhouse

William Stenhouse, and Mary Ann Watson 1830 - 1896 #7868 aged 66, dau of Mary Ann Ramsey and Peter Watson, lived in Gleelong, and then at Strathbogie North
6 Children 1. Andrew Stenhouse 1853 #9745
2. Mary Stenhouse 1855 #4584
3. Janet Stenhouse 1858 #7094 - 1928 #11507 aged 70
4. Elizabeth Stenhouse 1860 #14533 - 1940 #895 aged 79
5. Peter Stenhouse 1862 #14737 - 1865 #4096 lived 2 years
6. William James Stenhouse 1868 #23548 - 1870 #1299 lived 1 year
1. Andrew Stenhouse 1853 #9745 - 1938 #14334 aged 87, son of and christened Presbyterian church, Geelong, wed 1876 #1651 to Christina Younger 1856 - 1939 #16807 aged 83, and lived at Leigh Creek and after 1881 at Strathbogie North, each child's death was at Geelong
10 children 1. William Henry Stenhouse 1877 #9175 born at Geelong
2. Mary Ann Stenhouse 1878 #23975
3. Andrew James Stenhouse 1880 #3476 - 1942 #25100 aged 63
4. May Stenhouse 1882 #10415 - 1975 #29445 aged 93 wed Prosser
5. Annie Elizabeth Stenhouse 1884 #20926 - 1975 #21328 aged 91
6. Henry Stenhouse 1886 #22395
7. Peter Stenhouse 1888 #33771
8. John Stenhouse 1889 #35542
9. Alice Christina Stenhouse 1892 #17864 - 1965 #12900 aged 73 wed Bamford
10. Elsie Mabel Stenhouse 1895 #33044
5. Annie Elizabeth Stenhouse 1884 #20926 - 1975 #21328 aged 91 wed James Winmerra Little 1883 #3226 - 1945 #17839 aged 62, son of Betsey/Betty Briscoe/Friscoe from Buckinghamshire, wed 1869 #943 to Charles Little from Paisley
3 children 1. Henry James Little 1914 - 1970 #24312 aged 56
2. Gracie Cecilia Little 1918 - 1948 #18573 aged 30, did not marry
3. Douglas Peter Little 1921 - 1977 #12 aged 56
2. Mary Stenhouse 1855 #4584 wed 1878 #2928 to William George Priddle born in London, and lived at Queenstown
2 children 1. Ella Mary Isabel Priddle 1879 #18553
2. Ada Sarah Priddle 1883 #11379
3. Janet Stenhouse 1858 #7094 - 1928 #11507 aged 70, wed 1881 #944 to John King James 1854 6024 son of Grace Anna Tucker and William Hill James, no known chn
4. Elizabeth Stenhouse 1860 #14533 - 1940 #895 aged 79, wed 1884 #901 to Samuel Anker from Switzerland and lived at Strathbogie North, later to Sessions
possibly Benjamin Sessions 1861 - 1943 #3366 aged 82, son of Mary Ann Ellis and Charles Sessions, whose wife Emily White died 1901 #5575 aged 33 years, left 5 chn, at Strathbogie
4 children 1. Mary Ann Anker 1884 #28150 - 1888 #16067 lived 4 years
2. Henry Thomas Anker 1886 #6611
3. Lillie Anker 1887 #32369 - 1887 #13546 lived 12 days
4. Unnamed Male 1889 #7991 - 1889 #5322 lived 1 day

James Stenning

James Stenning 1824 - 1895, born in Henfield, Sussex and died in Sydney, NSW, when aged 28 came Mar 1853 on the Hope with Rebecca Stenning aged 24, Adelaide Stenning aged 5, Edward Jos Stenning aged 3 and David G Stenning aged 1, and lived in Whittlesea, Byla, Kilmore, Wallen
Are they connected?
Mary Ann Stenning 1800 - 1885 #1848 aged 85 dau of Cecelia and Wm Ch McDonald, died at Hotham West
Chas Stenning 1809 - 1891 #5882 aged 82, died at Dunolly

James STENNING, son of James b 1800, married Rebecca CHANDLER (CHANTLER) at Brighton Sussex England in 1848. With their first three children they departed London, November 1852, as assisted immigrants, for a 131 day voyage to Melbourne. The ship 'Hope' of 400 tons had 230 passengers plus the crew. The children were aged six, four and two and Rebecca would have been two months pregnant.
In Victoria the Stenning family became farmers at Byland on a small holding, in 1875 they moved to Echuca and by 1883 James was a shopkeeper at Neutral Bay NSW
Rebecca Chandler 1827 - 1953 born in Edenbridge, Kent, and died in Sydney NSW
13 Children 1. Adelaide Rebecca Stenning aged 5, 1847 - 1870 #941 lived 23 years, born in Kent
2. Edward/Edwin Jos Stenning aged 3, 1849 wed 1871 #4321 to Elizabeth Burnie no known chn
3. David George Stenning aged 1, 1851 - 1853 #134 lived 2 years, born in Brighton Eng
4. Frederick Taylor Stenning 1853 #66 - 1946 #3590 aged 92
5. Walter Charles Stenning 1855 #10418 - 1937 #3109 aged 81
6. William Ambrose Stenning 7. Eveline Ann Stenning 1860 #21013 - 1927 #4863 aged 66, wed Grabau
8. Rubina Jane Stenning 1862 #21391
9. Albert Henry Stenning 1865 #12123 born at Plenty River
10. Triplet Abraham Victor Stenning 1867 #18849
11. Triplet Isaac Reuben Stenning 1867 #18850 - 1867 #9479 lived 21 days
12. Triplet Jacob Samuel Stenning 1867 #18851
13. Isabella Mary Stenning 1870 #8200 - 1941 #18213 aged 71, wed King
4. Frederick Taylor Hope Stenning 1853 #66 wed 1876 #3177 to Mary Jane Brown and lived at Essenden
10 Children 1. Frederick James Stenning 1878 #2579 - 1966 #26987 aged 89
2. William George Stenning 1879 #9144 - 1963 #25180 aged 85
3. John Charles Stenning 1880 #15624 - 1936 #2510 aged 55
4. Arthur Ernest Stenning 1882 #9152 - 1959 #2010 aged 65 died at Mentone
5. Mary Jane Stenning 1884 #9153
6. Edwin Hope Stenning 1886 #2608 - 1888 #1395 lived 23 months
7. Elizabeth Adelaide Stenning 1888 #2779 - 1946 #7116 aged 58, wed MacLean
8. Ethel Florence Stenning 1890 #12492 - 1964 #8005 aged 74, wed Wishart
9. Albert Victor Stenning 1891 #32709 - 1956 #10588 aged 64
10. Agnes Rubina Stenning 1893 #22063 - 1975 #703 aged 81
10. Agnes Rubina Stenning 1893 #22063 - 1975 #703 aged 81 wed John Arthur Ernest Findlay 1890 - 1959 #2010 aged 65, son of Mary Ann Taylor Edward Simia Findlay and died at Mentone
1 Child 1. Brian Edw Findlay 1921 - 1932 #4099 aged 11, died at Mentone
5. Walter Charles Stenning 1855 #10418 - 1937 #3109 aged 81, wed 1882 #5159 to Euphemia Parker nee Cuthbert, 1850 - 1933 #4397 aged 83, widow with 2 chn, and lived at Essendon
5 Children
of Walter
3. Euphemia Adelaide Stenning 1883 #16432 - 1976 #18041 aged 93 wed Hicks
4. Florence May Stenning 1884 #24224
5. Walter James Stenning 1886 #10033
6. Louisa Victoria Stenning 1887 #19293 - 1964 #27735 aged 75 wed Phillips
7. William Chas Stenning 1890 #32103
6. Evelyn Ann Stenning 1860 #21013 - 1861 - 1927 #4863 aged 66, wed 1881 #4029 to Frederick William Graban 1848 - 1932 #1370 aged 84, and lived at Echuca, 6 Children
8. Albert Henry Stenning 1865 #12123 wed 1888 #4282 to Ida Elizabeth Phipps 1862 - 1946 #4926 aged 84, lived at Essendon
5 Children 1. Eveline Rebecca Stenning 1889 #18048
2. Arnold Wm Stenning 1891 #22504 - 1974 #8407 aged 83
3. Twin Keziah Hilda Stenning 1894 #11557 - 1959 #5054 aged 65, wed Peake
4. Twin Maria/Myrie Eliz Stenning 1894 #11558 - 1964 #13693 aged 71
5. Henry Wilfred Stenning 1899 - 1959 #34 aged 60
13. Isabella Mary Stenning 1870 #8200 - 1941 #18213 aged 71 died at Wodonga, wed 1891 #4638 to William King born at Castlemaine
3 Children 1. Wm Fred King 1892 #18110 born at Traralgon
2. Harriett Rubena King 1896 - 1965 #9119 aged 69, wed Blight
3. Margaret Eleanor King 1899 #15071 - 1975 #13826 aged 75, wed Grant, born at Ararat

Edward James Stent

Edward James Stent came c1865 to Victoria with Matilda Anne James. Outward Shipping reports that the family left Victoria in March 1878 on the Somersetshire for London - EJ aged 39, Mrs 34, Clara 11 and Alfred 9.
3 Children 1. Clara Stent 1866 #4766
2. Alfred Stent 1867 #15609
3. Harry Stent 1870 #11418 - 1875 #11875

From on Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

Hi there, I was interested to see your info on the Stent family. My gg grandfather was Edward James Stent , married to Annie Mathilda James. We know that they were in Victoria, Australia from about 1863, but they came home. The family story was that they left someone there to send leather/ parchment back to the family business (Stallard and Stent ) in Havant, Hampshire. Was this Harry? Or, was there a Thomas? Alfred(Fred) was my great grandfather, the family were quite large, he fathered 10 children! I have a copy of his birth certificate from Sandhurst, Victoria. There is also a photo of the house, we believe in Kangaroo Flats.
There is an interval between Fred and the next child, Ethel, who was born in Havant. Although I have joined the Public Records in Victoria it is difficult to gain information without going there. If you could provide me with any info the whole Stent clan would love to know,as this is an interesting insight in to our family. I look forward to hearing from you,
Yours Nicola Rowe (nee Stent)

John Stent

Sarah Ann Salmon wed Oct-Dec 1848 to John Stent in District of St Giles which spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex

John Stent aged 33, Woolsorter from London in Middlesex, Church of England, both read and write, and Sara Ann 27 from Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, R Catholic, both read and write, came with infant Sarah born during the voyage, in June 1849 on the Caroline Agnes Sarah Ann Salmon Birth: 01 Nov 1821 Christening: 08 NOV 1821 dau of Elizabeth Payne and Robert Salmon, at Saint Mary, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Sarah Ann Stent 1825 - 1875 #14015 aged 54, dau of Elizabeth Payne and Robert Salmon of Suffolk
Jno Stent 1822 - 1896 #13741 aged 74, son of Mary Hopkins and John Stent
5 Children Sarah born during voyage
1. Sarah Stent 1851 #5922 christened at Roman Catholic, St Francis, Melbourne
2. Richard Stent 1855 #4846 born at Ashby, Geelong
3. John Stent 1857 #2560 - 1857 #1525 lived 14 Days
4. Eliz Stent 1859 #2732
5. John Stent 1861 #8171

Thomas Stent

Thomas Stent wed 1856 #1455 to Ellen Elizabeth Sara Austin and lived at Collingwood, Emerald Hill, St Arnaud, Ballarat and back to Emerald
10 Children 1. Kathleen Annie Elizabeth Stent 1857 at Collingwood
2. Thomas John James Stent 1859 at Emerald Hill
3. Edwin Philip Stent 1861 at Emerald Hill
4. Annie Ellen Stent 1863 at Emerald
5. James Peurcy Stent 1864 - 1895 aged 31
6. Lilias Eliza Stent 1867 at St Arnaud
7. Ellen Mary Jane Stent 1869 at St Arnaud
8. Mary Christina Stent 1872 at Ballarat
9. Harry Ernest Stent 1875 at Emerald
10. Willie Sydney Considine Stent 1880 at Emerald
9. Harry Ernest Stent 1875 - 1962 aged 87, wed c1898 to Joan Curtis Winterbotham
8 Children 1. John Harold Stent 1899
2. Jessie Isabella Stent 1900
3. Eileen Winifred Stent 1902 lived 1 month
4. Harry Austin Stent 1903 - 1964
5. Ronald James Stent 1905
6. Lilian Catherine Stent 1908 lived 1 month
7. Leonard Frederick Stent 1910
8. Leslie William Stent 1913
9.1. John Harold Stent 1899 - 7 Jan 1987, wed 1925 to Lottie Catherine Hancock 6 Jul 1902 - 8 Jul 1978, sons Richard, Harold and John

Charles Sterry

Charles Sterry came c1841 with Elizabeth Stevens to Melbourne and later lived at Brighton
7 children 1. William James Sterry 1841 #12682 - 1872 #5767 aged 31 years
2. Emma Elizabeth Sterry born 1844 christened 1846 #12001 - 1865 #3286 aged 21 years
3. Lillah Sterry 1846 #12002
4. Samuel Sterry c1850
5. Robert Sterry 1854 #5342 wed 1878 #3566 to Elizabeth Jane Stephens
6. Agnes Sterry 1857 #4094 lived 12 months
7. Henry George Sterry 1859 #25
1. William James Sterry 1841 #12682 - 1872 #5767 aged 31 years wed 1863 #3255 to Catherine Quinn and lived at Wahgunyah
2 children 1. William Frederick Sterry 1867 #25198
2. Zillah Elizth Sterry 1869 #12311
2. Zillah Elizth Sterry 1869 #12311 wed 1890 #6933 to Charles Dodson 1866 #14054, and lived at Collingwood, 4 children
3. Lillah / Zillah Sterry 1846 #12002 wed 1866 #653 to George Henry Newton and lived at Brighton
9 children 1. Marianne Emma Newton 1866 #19893 lived 1 year
2. Arthur Sterry Newton 1868 #10726 lived 2 years
3. Twin Henry Foster Newton 1869 #16885 lived 16 days
4. Twin William Newton 1869 #16886 lived 11 days
5. Zillah Newton 1871 #4041
6. William Foster Newton 1873 #11043 lived 5 months
7. George Henry Foster Newton 1875 #24105 lived 5 months
8. George Foster Newton 1878 #14131 lived 8 weeks
9. Chas Percival Sidney Newton 1880 #705
4. Samuel Sterry (called Alfred after 1880) c1850 wed 1872 #916 to Harriet Willoughby born in London
5 children 1. Arthur William Sterry 1873 #5989 - 1887 #9611 aged 14 years
2. Alfred John Sterry 1875 #17377 lived 6 months
3. Alfred Albert Sterry 1881 #9397
4. Charles Edwin Sterry 1883 #9293
5. Harold Horace Sterry 1886 #18096 - lived 6 months
7. Henry George Sterry 1859 #25 wed 1882 #3096 to Mary Anne Lees and lived at Brighton
Mary Anne Lees is daughter of Mary Ann Guerin 1819 - 1888 and James Lees 1801 - 1874, both buried at Brighton. See Brighton Cemetery July 2007 Newsletter, page 4 for their story.
4 children 1. Mabel Frances Sterry 1882 #14037
2. Robert James Sterry 1883 #21690
3. Zelia Elizabeth Sterry 1885 #15587
4. Catherine Mary Sterry 1887 #10775

Edwin Stevens

IGI Submitter(s): Mrs. Merrin Collier 19 Snowden Drive, Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia 3150
and John Louttit, 42-60 Capital Ave #30 Highvale Manor, Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia 3150

Adelaide Hatch is listed as wed Sep 1849 at Lambeth Vol 4 page 261 but there is no entry for her spouse
Adelaide Hatch Christening: at Deal, Kent, England 28 Nov 1823 daughter of Hannah Farley and Samuel James Hatch

Edwin Stevens and Adelaide Hatch came c1849 children were baptised at Presbyterian Church, Melbourne & Geelong, and lived at Donnybrook

9 Children 1. Samuel James Hatch Stevens 1850 #8937
2. William Frederick Stevens 1852 #9649
3. Herbert Clarence Stevens c1854 - 25 Feb 1930 wed 23 Jan 1879 to Violet Ophelia Bury 4. Madeline Stevens 1855 #6876
5. Walter Leslie Stevens 1857 #9400
6. Emily Blanche Edith Stevens 1859 #6452
7. Percy John Douglas Stevens 1861 #1262
8. Alberta Maud Con Stevens 1862 #16843
9. Arthur Eugene Foster Stevens 1864 - 1933
10. Horatio Charles Stan Stevens 1866 #10736
11. Edgar Hamilton Stevens 1868 #25590 -1922 died at Hamilton, Vic
1. Samuel James Hatch Stevens 1850 #8937 wed 1888 #199 to Clara Elizabeth Blyth 1867 #3070
1 Child 1. Laura Emma Bristow Stevens 1890 #24443 lived 5 years
Walter Leslie Stevens 1857 #9400 wed 1885 #3830 to Mary Cath Blyth 1864 #9697

Lawrence Stevens

Lawrence Stevens came c1856 with Ellen Roach and lived at Emerald Hill
9 Children 1. Thomas Stevens 1857 #1319
2. Eliz Stevens 1859 #5683 - 1861 #3609 lived 2 years
3. Emily Clara Stevens 1861 #11595 - 1874 #10328 lived 13 years
4. Alice Bertha Stevens 1863 #20238
5. Elizabeth Sarah Stevens 1865 #22008
6. John William Stevens 1868 #23249
7. Annie Fran Ellen Stevens 1871 #23134
8. Minnie Stewart Stevens 1874 #8713 - 1885 #9572 lived 11 years
9. Francis Lawrence Stevens 1876 #16086
4. Alice Bertha Stevens 1863 #20238 wed 1886 #4996 to Herbert John Matthews
9. Frank Lawrence Stevens 1876 #16086 wed 1905 #4446 to Susan May Seater 1878 #17100 and lived at Malvern
3 children 1. Jno Weymouth Stevens 1908 #12851
2. Lawrence Frank Stevens 1909 #20815
3. Norman Wm Stevens 1912 #31950

Richard Stevens

Richard Stevens wed 1842 #4561 to Elizabeth Hill at St James, Church Of England, Melbourne Richard Stevens and Elizabeth Hill christened William George 1845, Richard 1847, lived at Williamstown and had children baptised at Williamstown Church of England
9 Children 1. William George Stevens 1845,
2. Richard Stevens 1847 #15219
3. Grace Stevens 1848 #15838
4. Edward Stevens 1850 #16922
5. James Stevens 1852 #31941
6. Anne Elizabeth Stevens 1855 #4173 lived 2 years
7. John Stevens 1857 #1488 lived 2 years
8. Alfred Thomas Stevens 1859 #12426
9. Sophia Hannah Stevens 1861 #12927
8. Sophia Hannah Stevens 1862 - 1944 #16095 aged 82, wed 1884 to Henry Thomas Templeman Gillingham


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