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Joseph Stiles

Joseph Stiles from London, wed 1877 #1062 to Harriet Allender and lived at Collingwood
4 Children 1. Emma Stiles died 1879 #4276 aged 7 months
2. Lily Stiles 1881 #1731
3. Henry William Stiles 1883 #8247
4. Ethel May Stiles 1888 #2165 lived 2 months
Lilian Stiles 1881 #1731 wed 1898 to George Alexander Beard 1874 - 1939 died at Melbourne, 3 Children

David Grieve Stobie


From on Thu, 2 Sep 2004

Edward Haldane Stobie 1860 #1987 wed 1898 #4496 to Mary Teresa Jenkins.
Edward had earlier married Mary Finn Kirby in 1886. She died in 1893.
Two children Ellen Ida Mary b 1888. Lived only 1 day.
Ellen Ida 1891 #14676 - 1891 #7041 lived 2 days.
Thought that you might be interested.
Regards,
Mike Kirby, Sydney

From Mike Kirby on Mon, 6 Sep 2004

STOBIE POLES

Quintessentially South Australian, the Stobie pole was the answer to South Australia's lack of suitable timber needed to provide poles for stringing up electricity and telephone lines. A particular impetus for their invention was the need for a reliable supply of poles for the expansion of electricity into the countryside.

It was named after its inventor, James Cyril Stobie (1895-1953) who patented his simple though highly effective design in 1924. Included among theiradvantages is the fact that they are termite proof and have a life span of around 50 years.

As a tribute to James Cyril Stobie, one of his original Stobie poles (from 1924) was erected in 1960 at Angle Vale. Stobie's invention gained him an entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Is he one of 'yours'/'ours'?


David Grieve Stobie 1821 - 1896 #10024 aged 75, son of Cath Haldane and John Stobie, came c1852 with Catherine Vert 1829 - 1855 #3040 aged 26 daughter of Catherine and John Verte of Scotland,
David Grieve Stobie wed 1856 #1225 to Sara Anna Mead 1834 - 1910 #4368 aged 76, daughter of Isaac Mead, and lived at Blackwood
2 children
of Catherine
1. Catherine Fergus Stobie 1853 - 1869 #8491 aged 16
2. John Morton Kedsley Stobie 1854 #4032 wed 1880 #414 to Cath Harriet Turner
8 children
of Sara
3. Hamilton Mcleod Stobie 1864 #7069 - 1930 #7590 aged 66
4. Morton Dycer Stobie 1866 #6762 lived 3 months
5. David Grieve Stobie 1857 #4566 - 1937 #5352 aged 80
6. Edward Haldane Stobie 1860 #1987 wed 1898 #4496 to Mary Teresa Jenkins
7. Constance Maud Mary Stobie 1868 #1064 lived 11 months
8. Frank Jennings Stobie 1869 #13863 - 1938 #12869 aged 69
9. Ida Maude Mary Stobie 1871 #21662 wed 1898 #4891 to Ernest Edwin Ward
10. Claud Comyns Stobie 1873 #22224 wed 1906 #2098 to Ivy May Cooper
3. Hamilton McLeod Stobie 1864 #7069 - 1930 #7590 aged 66 wed 1904 #3477 to Catherine Elizabeth Comrie 1865
5. David Grieve Stobie 1857 #4566 - 1937 #5352 aged 80, wed 1891 #2531 to Jessie Eleanor Hunt 1869 #16023 daughter of Isabella Chalmers Clark and James William Hunt born at Bundoora, a suburb of Melbourne
6. Edward Haldane Stobie 1860 #1987 wed 1886 #2769 to Mary Finn Kirby died 1893
Edward Haldane Stobie wed 1898 #4496 to Mary Teresa Jenkins 1873 #527 born at Ballarat
Mary Finn Kirby was born in South Australia, appears to be a daughter of Ellen Finn and James Kirby whose only Victorian-born child registered is Unnamed Female born at Casterton 1854 #2751, and two sons died before 1889, Edmund Francis Kirby 1880 #5036 aged 22, and William John Kirby 1886 #10274 aged 36

Benjamin and Mary Ann Stocks

Benjamin Stocks wed Mary Ann (Marian) Dutton and the children were christened at Oldham Street Wesleyan, Manchester, Lancashire, 1823 and 1825. They may also have been married here. In 1827 the family changed to having the babies christened at Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, (The old Collegiate Church was elevated to Cathedral status in 1847)
Louisa Stocks, Joseph and Frederick appear to have come to Victoria before their mother and six siblings also arrived.

The Mooresfort came Jan 1854 with Mary Ann Stocks aged 52, and her children, Marian 30, Sophia Sarah 28, Benjamin William 25, Selina 21, Ernest Decimus 13 and Emily Stuart Stocks aged 11 from Manchester.
Mary Ann Stocks nee Dutton 1801 - 1864 #388 aged 63, dau of Sarah and Joseph Dutton, died in Victoria

11 Children 1. Marianne Stocks born 19 Oct 1822, chr 02 Feb 1823 at Oldham Street and chr 13 Jun 1827 at Cathedral
2. Sophia Stocks born 09 Oct 1824, chr 02 Jan 1825 at Oldham Street and chr 13 Jun 1827 at Cathedral
3. Louisa Dutton Stocks born 1827 chr 13 Jun 1827 wed in Victoria 1857 to David Rhys Morris
4. Benjamin William Stocks chr 25 May 1829 wed 25 Dec 1856 to Esther Andrews
5. Joseph Dutton Stocks chr 30 Jul 1830 wed in Victoria 1854 to Elizabeth Vassey
6. Sarah Selina Stocks chr 23 Aug 1833
7. Charles Henry Stocks chr 11 Jun 1835 died in Victoria 1854 aged 19
8. Edwin Arthur Stocks chr 08 Jul 1836 died or stayed in UK
9. Frederick Stocks chr 12 Oct 1838 wed in Victoria 1869 to Mary Stewart McDonald
10. Ernest Decimus Stocks chr 31 Jul 1840 wed 1870 #3871 to Isabella Webb
11. Emily Stuart Stocks chr 24 Jun 1842 - 1881 #11005 aged 39, wed 1868 #3197 to John Rae
1. Marianne Stocks born 19 Oct 1822, Marian Stocks was christened 02 Feb 1823 daughter of Mary Ann Dutton and Benjamin Stocks, at Oldham Street Wesleyan, Manchester, Lancashire, and then christened with her next two sisters on 13 June 1827 at Cathedral, Manchester
wed in Melbourne, Vic, on 1858 #246 to John Bulmer, born 30 June 1833 at Monkwearmouth in Durham,
Marian died 1861 #207 aged 38, after being at Yelta Mission for nearly 3 years.
3. Louisa Dutton Stocks born 1827 chr 13 Jun 1827 wed in Victoria 1857 #2210 to David Rees/Rhys Morris and lived at Ballarat
6 Children 1. Edith Sophia Morris 1858 #6565
2. Marianne Gertrude Morris 1860 #19499
3. Agnes Louisa Stewart Morris 1862 #18704
4. Ethel Fortescue Morris 1865 #6720
5. Percy Fortescue Morris 1868 #14953
6. Charles Frederick Morris 1868 #14954
3. Agnes Louisa Stuart Morris 1862 #18704 wed 1893 #2131 to Arthur Scott Saunders 1864 #1365 son of Lucy Beard Scott wed 1861 #3649 to Thomas Frederick Saunders
Lucy Beard Saunders nee Scott 1840 - 1924 #15661 aged 84, dau of Cath Beard and John Scott
Lucy Scott aged 16 anly passenger surnamed Scott, came Aug 1857 as an Assisted British immigrant on the Undaunted
Thomas Saunders aged 20 and John Saunders aged 17 came Apr 1861 as Unassisted Inward Passengers on the Red Jacket
5. Percy Fortescue Morris 1868 #14953 - 1956 #21610 aged 88, wed 1897 #1887R to Frances Mary Crawford and lived at Orbost
5 Children 1. Twin Victor Fortescue Morris 1898 #13365
2. Twin Harold Dutton Morris 1898 #13366
3. Sylvia Grace Elizth Morris 1899 #28924
4. Norman Rhys Morris 1904 - 1984 #23997 aged 80
5. Edith Frances Morris 1912 - 1975 #3896 aged 63, wed Hartridge
4. Benjamin William Stocks chr 25 May 1829 wed 25 Dec 1856 #4030 to Esther Andrews and lived at Durham Lead then Warrnambool, Allansford
13 Children 1. Emily Stocks 1857 #13177
2. Arthur Stocks 1859 #2470
3. Ernest Stanley Stocks 1861 #2411 - 1939 #5714 aged 78
4. Henry Mortimer Stocks 1863 #12833 - 1863 #7993 lived 6 months
5. Edith Stuart Stocks 1864 #24340 - 1945 #22441 aged 81
6. Selina Bertha Stocks 1867 #11745 - 1935 #12851 aged 66
7. Eva Stuart Stocks 1869 #19469 - 1955 #22960 aged 86
8. Helena Mortimer Stocks 1871 #27031
9. Herbert Benjamin Stocks 1873 #27813
10. Percy Fortescue Stocks 1875 #20216 - 1959 #28318 aged 84
11. Mabel Forshaw Stocks 1878 #17968
12. Fredk Wm Stocks 1880 #12766
13. Norman Telford Stocks 1883 #13621 - 1883 #9995 lived 6 months
5. Edith Stuart Stocks 1864 #24340 - 1945 #22441 aged 81, wed 1887 #6777 to Herbert Frederic Hall, 12th child of George Hall, by his second wife, Salina Sarah Stocks 1833 - so they are 'half-cousins' - Edith's father Benjamin is 4th child of George Hall, by his first eife Elizabeth Fenton.
5. Joseph Dutton Stocks chr 30 Jul 1830 wed in Victoria 1854 #907 to Elizabeth Vasey and lived at Collingwood then at Ballarat
9 Children 1. Sophia Stocks 1855 #9259
2. Charles Henry Stocks 1857 #4223
3. Mary Isabell Stocks 1859 #17066 - 1885 #267 aged 26
4. Alfred Vasey Stocks 1861 #7328
5. Edgar Dutton Stocks 1863 #594
6. Marian Stocks 1864 #19591
7. Frederick William Stocks 1866 #19353
8. Ernest Stocks 1869 #391
9. Edwin Arthur Herbert Stocks 1870 #20838 - 1872 #8598 lived 2 years
6. Sarah Selina Stocks chr 23 Aug 1833 wed c1855 to George Hall, 8 Children
9. Frederick Dutton Stocks chr 12 Oct 1838 wed 1869 #3039 to Mary Stewart/Stuart MacDonald from Glasgow and lived at Ballarat
3 Children 1. Amy Constance J S D Stocks 1871 #301
2. Winifred Kate Rosalie Evelyn Dutton Stocks 1873 #14093 - 1873 #8738 lived 4 months
3. Elsie May Wishart Dutton Stocks 1875 #6853
10. Ernest Decimus Stocks chr 31 Jul 1840 wed 1870 #3871 to Isabella Webb from Truro and lived at Durham, then Ballarat
11 Children 1. Ernest Stocks 1871 #22873
2. Frederick Stocks 1873 #2060
3. Edwin Fortescue Stocks 1874 #22332
4. Arthur Temperly Stocks 1876 #8809
5. Carol Mary Stuart Stocks 1877 #20000
6. Alice Mabel Stocks 1879 #6856
7. Helen Emily Dutton Stocks 1881 #13964
8. Fredrick Hamilton Stocks 1881 #13965 - 1952 #23496 aged 71
9. Cassandra Lennox Stocks 1883 #14072
10. Mildred Egerton Stocks 1883 #14073 - 1958 #3858 aged 74
11. Reginald Bede Stocks 1886 #23765 - 1963 #9958 aged 77
11. Emily Stuart Stocks 1842 - 1881 #11005 aged 39, chr 24 Jun 1842 wed 1868 #3197 to John Rae from Aberdeen, lived at Sandhurst
Possible arrivals are the single men who came as Unassisted Inward Passengers
John Rae aged 25, c1837, came May 1862 on the William Watson
John Rae aged 34, c1831, came Jun 1865 on the Queen Of The North
John Rae aged 33, c1832, came May 1865 on the Albion
4 Children 1. Hubert Stuart Rae 1869 #11324
2. Stanley Gordon Rae 1871 #19319
3. Una Constance Rae 1875 #25617
4. Hilda Mary Rae 1879 #19023

Richard Stodden

Richard Stodden 13 Aug 1835 at Breage, Cornwall, England son of Joanna and Humphry Stodden wed c1856 to Ann Pett.
Cornwall 1851 Census, Civil Parish of Breage, Folio 345 Page 3, 10,Colvory,
Benjamin Stodden, Head,U,23 Sailor, Matthew Stodden, Brothr,U,21,,Tin Miner, Elizabeth Stodden, Sister,U,,19, Johannah Stodden, Sister,U, 17, Richard Stodden, Brothr,U,15, Miner, Lavinia Stodden, Sister 9, Breage Cornwall

Richard Stodden came first then sent for Ann, who came as Anne Stodden aged 28 in May 1858 on the Parsee as Assisted Immigrant and they lived at Ballarat

5 Children 1. Richard Charles Stodden 1860 #13722 - 1880 #50 lived 19 years
2. Anne Stodden 1862 #670
3. William Stodden 1863 #12186
4. Samuel Stodden 1865 #20275 - 1866 #3981 lived 5 months
5. Alfred Edward Stodden 1868 #21051
3. William Stodden 1863 #12186 wed 1888 #2538 to Martha Saunders both born in Ballarat
5. Alfred Edward Stodden 1868 #21051 wed 1891 to Beatrice Maud Carvosoe 1872 #13619, 6 Children

From on Mon, 15 Jan 2007

Hi Elizabeth
Thank you for your reply. I'm assuming from your reply that you are not related to William Stodden and Martha Saunders.
Martha Saunders has been my biggest brickwall for over 5 years now. When I first came across your website saying that Martha's parents were Seth Saunders and Mary Polly, I was curious to know where you had found that information as I have had no luck what so ever finding Martha's parent's and thought I had missed something and that you may have found it. According to Martha Saunders and William Stodden's marriage certificate and Martha Stodden's death certificate (she died Ballarat, Vic 1913 Reg. No. 8042) her parent's names were William Saunders, occupation Carpenter, and Julia Anderson. Her age at marriage was 21 years old so her birth would have been about 1867.
From the Stodden information I have collected over the years both Richard Stodden and Ann Pett were born in Gwennap, Cornwall. Both can be found in the 1841 census. Richard here -
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kayhin/40137c.html - Book 7 Folio 44 Page 3 and Ann Pett and family are on the same page but at the bottom. I have not yet been able to check the 1851 census.
Richard Stodden was born about 1829 to Richard Charles Stodden and Elizabeth Painter (Widow). Richard and Elizabeth were married 7th July 1829 - http://members.tripod.com/gwennap-opc/marriages%201820.htm - Gwennap, Cornwall.
Ann Pett was born Dec 1828 to Charles Pett and Mary Morcomb (Widow, nee Stanton). Charles and Mary were married 25th August 1827 - http://members.tripod.com/gwennap-opc/marriages%201820.htm - Gwennap, Cornwall.
Richard Stodden and Ann Pett married in Gwennap, Cornwall in August 1853.
Richard arrived in Melbourne in Jan 1854 aboard the Merlin. Ann Stodden is, according the PROV online indexes, recorded as arriving on the ship Parsee, as an Assisted Immigrant, spelt as Anne, and also as an Unassisted Immigrant, spelt as Ann.
Thank you again for your reply. It looks like I will have to keep searching until I find the right Martha Saunders.
Regards
Faye


Benjamin and Harriet Stokes

Marriages Sep 1846 - Benjamin Stokes to Harriett Badly in district of E London Vol 2 page 209
Benjamin Stokes 36, c1820 came Mar 1857 on the Admiral Boxer with Harriet Baddeley/Bradley 37, 1821 - 1873 #4038 aged 51 dau of Harriet and William Bradley, a second couple William Stokes and Ellen Stokes, and their four daughters.
Benjamin Stokes from England wed 1886 #1890 to Elizabeth Palmer from Norfolk and lived at Geelong
1 Child 1. Sarah Ann Stokes 1858 #7117
1. Sarah Ann Stokes 1858 #7117 wed 1886 #5287 to William Geo Russell Marriott 1856 #8963

Extracted entry for William Robert Stokes baptised 21 Apr 1822 at Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, died 1896 Essendon, Victoria, Australia, son of Ann Martin and Francis Stokes Marriages 31 Aug 1845 - William Stokes, full age, son of Francis Stokes, and Ellen Britnell 20 years, dau of William Britnell, in Parish Church of Heston, Middlesex, in District of Brentford Vol 3 page 16. Only Vicar could sign his name, Bride, groom and 2 witnesses each signed + their mark, thankyou to Karen for sharing the certificates

William Robert Stokes 34 came Mar 1857 on the Admiral Boxer with Ellen Britnell 30 and lived at Germantown, then at Geelong

12 Children 1. Ann Stokes 10 c1846 - 1880 #7217 aged 34, wed 1871 #1548 to William Pettitt from Colchester, no Chn recorded
2. Fanny Stokes 8, born 12 March 1848 at 3 Hammond Cottages, Lea Bridge, Hackney District, UK
3. Ellen Stokes born c1850 and died in UK - recorded by Karen
4. Elizabeth Stokes 3, c1853 - 8 Aug 1939 aged 86 years
5. Eleanor Stokes 1, only registration for any called Eleanor, is in Shoreditch, birth to March 1855
6. William Robert Stokes 1858 #2498 - 1858 #2037 lived 4 months
7. Henry Thomas Stokes 1859 #2929
8. Eliza Stokes 1861 #2980 - 1861 #1880 lived 9 months
9. Rachel Stokes 1862 #8273
10. Sarah Stokes 1864 #15333
11. George William Stokes 1866 #14917 wed 1897 #105 to Mary Ann Pearce/Pearch, no kn chn
12. Charles Robert Stokes 1869 #15761
13. Emma Stokes 1872 #16276
Thanks to Indexing, Google found a report of the arrival off Geelong - The Courier (Hobart, Tas.) Saturday 14 June 1856
John Ling possibly is in the group that came June 1856 on Arthur The Great as Assisted British Immigrants - Elizth Ling 20, Mary Ann Ling 18, Sarah Ling 16, John Ling 14 and George Ling 13 Elizabeth Ling wed 1857 #3585 to Edias Male
Mary Ann Ling wed 1857 #121 to Edward Parkinson
Sarah Ling wed 1858 #134 to Joseph Green
Parents of John Henry Ling - John Ling wed 15 Jul 1834 to Mary Jane Bowen at Saint Bride Fleet St, London, London, England

2. Fanny Stokes 8, c1848 and aged 27 when wed 21 July 1875 #2783 to John Henry Ling born c1839, aged 36, son of Mary Bowen and John Ling from London and lived at Echuca then moved into southern NSW

10 Children 1. Ellen Beatrice Ling 1875 #15535 died 1877 at Moama, NSW
2. Rosanna Priscilla Ling 15084/1877 at Moama
3. Helena Maud Ling 24629/1879 at Wagga Wagga
4. Emma Ling 17050/1882 at Temora
5. George B Ling 26767/1884 at Narrandera
6. Twin Blanche E Ling 17241/1886 at Berrima
7. Twin Charles C Ling 17242/1886 at Berrima died 6954/1887
8. Florence A Ling 17836/1888 at Bowral
9. William Henry Ling on list by Karen
10. Gwendoline May Ling 6911/1893 at Berrima
4. Elizabeth Stokes 3, c1853 - 8 Aug 1939 aged 86 years. Following data is from her death certificate, and Victorian Index to 1888. Elizabeth when aged 25, c1878 wed Patrick Maher (not indexed) and lived in Geelong
6 Children 1. Daniel John Maher 1879 #3017 died before his mother
2. Robert Henry Maher 1880 #22889
3. Ellen Mary Maher 1883 #16872
4. Emma May Maher 1885 #25679
5. Elsie Maher c1890
6. Alice Maher died before her mother.
5. Eleanor Stokes 1, c1856 - 1942 aged 86, wed 1874 #4689 to Herbert Hugh Mitchell 1852 22816 - 1915 aged 63, son of Jane Judith Wright and Henry Thomas Mitchell at L Scotland christened Church of England, Christ Church, Geelong, and lived at Geelong
9 Children 1. Herbert Henry Mitchell 1877 #15783 - 8640 lived 15 months
2. Henry Herbert Mitchell 1879 #23421 - 1880 #10092 lived 1 year
3. William Ernest Mitchell 1881 #23708
4. Frank Mitchell 1884 #2810
5. Edward Hugh Mitchell 1886 #18531
6. Percy George Mitchell 1889 #3928
7. Harold Mitchell 1891 #23372
8. Charles Roland Mitchell 1894 #3629
9. Emily Eleanor Mitchell 1896 #11766
7. Hy Thos Stokes 1859 #2929 wed 1882 #1983 to Ann Smart born at Connewarre and lived at Geelong then at Brighton
4 Children 1. William James Stokes 1883 #2928
2. Elsie May Stokes 1885 #2956 - 1887 #535 lived 1 year
3. Muriel Jessie Stokes 1888 #8924
4. Olive Victoria 1890 - 1967
9. Rachel Stokes 1862 #8273 wed 1885 #2165 to John Wilson and lived at Carlton. He appears to die 1887
Rachel Wilson wed 23 Nov 1887 #7199 to William Smith 7 Nov 1853 - 14 Feb 1926 son of Ann Robbins and Thomas Smith of Geelong
This list of chn is from Karen
10 Children 1. Twin Florence Mary Wilson 1886 #1226 - 1887 #1608 lived 1 year
2. Twin Ellen Beatrice Wilson 1886 #1227 - 1886 #9379 lived 8 months
3. William Ernest Smith (1888- )
4. Leslie Cecil Smith (1890-1984)
5. John Clarence Smith (1892-1897)
6. Lillian Isabel Smith (1894-1896)
7. Violet Elizabeth Smith (1895-1968)
8. Constance Dulcie Smith (1899-1969)
9. Myrtle Grace Smith (1905- )
10. Stanley Robert Smith (1908-1974?)
10. Sarah Stokes 1864 #15333 wed 1885 #2977 to George Mccreadie Beckett 1877 - 1934 #5245 aged 77, from Scotland and lived at Williamstown then Portland, 1895 back in Williamstown
6 Children 1. Herbert George 1885 - 1971 #26236 aged 85
2. Rowland William Beckett 1886 #14809
3. Herbert George Beckett 1888 #23352
5. Reginald Ralph 1891 - 1973 #15638 aged 82
5. Hilda Beckett 1895 #25564 - 1895 #11530 lived 4 weeks
6. Irene Una Beckett 1899 #6852
12. Charles Robert Stokes 1869 #15761 wed 1890 #8899 to Eugenie Margret Pierrehumbert 1864 #21838M, born at Sea, dau of Marie Messerly and Charles August Pierrehumber
Augt Pierrehumbert aged 37 came Aug 1864 on the Golden Land with Marie Pierrehumbert aged 26, Marie Pierrehumbert aged 6, Elvina Pierrehumbert aged 1 and Fred Pierrehumbert aged 42. Elvina was born at Neufchatel, and Mary in Switzerland, Eugenie born at Sea, and 8 chn were born in Victoria.
3 Children 1. Helen Mary Stokes 1892 - 1931 #2194 aged 39, wed Andrews
2. Emma Stokes 1894 #28980
3. Chas Wm Bernard Stokes 1899 #10263 - 1959 #744 aged 59


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