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William Swinburne, Joseph Swinnerton, John Sykes, John Symes, Thomas Symes, Joseph Symons,


William Swinburne

Marriages Dec 1851 - William Swinburne and Margery Denton at Newcastle T Vol 25 page 427, The district Newcastle T is an alternative name for Newcastle upon Tyne and it is in the county of Northumberland

Brother Michael Swinburne son of Michael Swinburne and Augusta Walter died at Oxley, 1820 - 1895 #10671 aged 75
IGI extracted entries
1. Mary Swinburn Birth: 06 Dec 1802 Christening: 27 Mar 1803 Houghton Le Spring, Durham, England
2. Robert Swinburn Birth: 03 Jun 1804 Christening: 24 Jun 1804 Chester Le Street, Durham,
3. Elizabeth Swinburn Birth: 21 Dec 1805 Christening: 30 Mar 1806 Chester Le Street,
4. Mary Swinburn Birth: 16 Oct 1807 Christening: 06 Dec 1807 Chester Le Street,
5. Elizabeth Swinburn Birth: 05 Apr 1809 Christening: 30 Jul 1809 Chester Le Street,
6. Jane Swinburn Birth: 21 Dec 1810 Christening: 13 Jan 1811 Chester Le Street,
7. Ann Augusta Swinburn Birth: 07 Jun 1812 Christening: 10 Aug 1812 Chester Le Street,
8. Sarah Sophia Swinburn Christening: 27 Aug 1815 Houghton Le Spring, Durham,
9. Michael Swinburne c1820
10. William Swinburne, christened 11 Nov 1822 at Houghton Le Spring,

From IGI, submitted entry,
William Swinburne, son of Augusta Sophia Walton and Michael Swinburn, christened 11 Nov 1822 at Houghton Le Spring, Durham, England, and died 1 June 1891, and buried at Milawa Cemetery, Oxley, Victoria, Australia. Vic Death has parents unknown.
Margery Denton born c1829 and died 1904 at Cheshunt, Victoria, Australia.
William Swinburn wed 21 Dec 1851 to Margery Denton at St John'S, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Ralph Denton wed 16 Oct 1812 to Mary Jackson, at Newburn, Northumberland, England

William Swinburne came Dec 1852 on the Lizzie Webber with Marjery Denton and lived at Steiglitz, St Kilda, Oxley

10 children 1. Mary Ann Walton Swinburne 1853 - 1930 #7634 aged 77 born at Sea
2. Henrietta Sophia Swinburne 1854 #3757 - 1861 #4239 lived 6 years
3. Margaret Swinburne 1856 #4330 died
4. Frederick Denton Swinburne 1858 #7359
5. Margaret Elenor Swinburne 1859 #20851
6. Augusta Sophia Swinburne 1861 #12752 - 1930 #5073 aged 68
7. Wm Havelock Surnburne 1865 - 1938 #14682 aged 73 died at Moyhu son of Surnburne Wm and Magerie Denton
8. Henrietta Swinburne 1867 #23780 - 1957 #6444 aged 89
9. Michael Ralf/Ralph Swinburne 1870 #18147 - 1936 #5972 aged 66
10. Herbert John Robert Swinburne 1872 #18495 - 1952 #5292 aged 79
1. Mary Ann Walton Swinburne 1853 wed 1877 #190 to Crawford McAliece, 10 Children
4. Fred Denton Swinburne 1858 #7359 wed 1896 #2222 to Alice May Laurence 1873 #14468
5. Margaret Eleanor Swinburne 1859 #20851 wed 1882 #4176 to William Mcaliece, brother of Crawford McAliece, 3 Children
6. Augusta Sophia Swinburne 1861 #12752 - 1930 #5073 aged 68 as Sophia, wed 1896 #6478 to Francis Norbert Mcloughlin and lived at St Kilda
1st child 1. Zillah Margery Mcloughlin 1901 #6876 - 1901 #15627 lived 1 year
7. Wm Havelock Surnburne 1865 - 1938 #14682 aged 73 died at Moyhu son of Surnburne Wm and Magerie Denton
Wm Havelock Swinburne born at Oxley, wed 1895 #454 to Elizth Ann Tyrrell and lived at 'Hedi'
1st child 1. Florrie Swinburne 1895 #21535
8. Henrietta Swinburne 1867 #23780 - 1957 #6444 aged 89, wed 1892 #460 to Gilbert David Simmonds and lived at St Kilda, Richmond, 2 children
9. Michael Ralf/Ralph Swinburne 1870 #18147 - 1936 #5972 aged 66 wed 1900 #5219 to Jarre/Jane Mcaliece
10. Herbert John Robert Swinburne 1872 #18495 - 1952 #5292 aged 79 wed 1901 #2493 to Mary Isabell Wyllie who appears to be registered 1875 #22598 dau of Mary Elizabeth Simmonds and David Wyllie.
David Wyllie from Ayreshire wed 1872 #1489 to Mary Elizabeth Simmonds born at Albury

Joseph Swinnerton

Joseph Swinnerton aged 38 came Nov 1841 on the Wallace as Assisted British Immigrants, with Caroline Swinnerton aged 33,
6 Children 1. James Swinnerton aged 17
2. Betty Swinnerton aged 13
3. William Swinnerton aged 11
4. Margt Swinnerton aged 8
5. Thomas Swinnerton aged 5
6. Louisa Swinnerton aged 3
3. William Swinnerton wed 1851 #23549 to Eliza Mcquade at Church of England, Christ Church, Geelong, and lived at Ballarat, Maryborough, Crowlands, Landsborou
11 Children 1. William Swinnerton 1854 #2282
2. John Swinnerton 1857 #7803
3. Harriett Swinnerton 1859 #8635
4. Henry Swinnerton 1861 #15190
5. Eliza Swinnerton 1863 #13781
6. Sarah Swinnerton 1865 #14761
7. Margaret Swinnerton 1867 #14300
8. Mary Swinnerton 1869 #16493
9. Thomas Swinnerton 1871 #3394
10. Jesse Swinnerton 1873 #10276
11. Jane Swinnerton 1877 #16710
3. Harriet Swinnerton wed 3 Apr 1883 to James Robinson c1864 and moved to setle at Deniliquin, NSW

John Sykes

See the entry for John Fairish wed 1877 to Isabella Wood, John and Susannah Sykes witnessed their wedding.

John Sykes 1822 - 1914 #9850, aged 92 son of Mary and John Sykes, wed 1849 #3577 to Susannah Bowden at the Methodist / Wesleyan Church, Melbourne, and lived at Geelong. Susannah Sykes nee Bowden 1829 - 1920 #6026 aged 91 dau of Elizabeth and John Bowden died at Geelong

12 Children 1. David Sykes 1850 #10972
2. Benjamin Sykes 1852 #11202
3. Samuel John Sykes 1853 #11
4. Sarah Gervine Sykes 1855 #7869 wed 1885 #6125 to Samuel Bateson born in UK
5. Caroline Sykes 1857 #6546
6. John Sykes 1859 - 1873 #1143
7. Elijah James Sykes 1861 #14407
8. William Boyd Sykes 1863 #20420
9. Mary Ann Sykes 1865 #22309 wed 1894 #6956 to Mat Elson
10. Thomas Alfred Sykes 1868 #9410
11. Emma Elizabeth Sykes 1870 #8962
12. William Albert Sykes 1872 #16317
1. David Sykes 1850 #10972 wed 1884 #4055 to Ellen Adams 1849 - 1919 #3249 aged 70, dau of Jane and John Adams, also born in Geelong
2 Children 1. Ruby Jane Orton Sykes 1886 #13954 - 1886 #11018 lived 7 weeks
2. Eric Bertram Sykes 1887 #32123
5. Caroline Sykes 1857 #6546 wed 1877 #2891 to Richard Maling Camp 1856 #12067, 4 children
7. Elijah James Sykes 1861 #14407 wed 1891 #5709 to Beatrice Luis Clement and lived at Geelong
4 Children 1. Eva Maud Sykes 1892 #23417
2. Irene Lillian Sykes 1894 #3709
3. Albt Jas Sykes 1897 #19375 - 1898 #2401 lived 1 month
4. Olive May Sykes 1900 #3530 - 1901 #5807 lived 1 month

John Symes

John Sims Christening: 11 Mar 1832 Ellesmere, Shropshire, England Father: Thomas Sims Mother: Ellen Thomas Sims wed 12 May 1823 at Wem, Shropshire, England to Ellen Watkis

John Symes 1832 - 1905 #14523 aged 73, son of Eleanor Noble and Thomas Symes died at Waudiligong, wed 1856 #162 to Eliza Keary (Carey) 1836 - 1880 #7253 aged 44, daughter of Hannah Santford and Plunket Carey and lived at Beechworth then Growlers Creek

11 Children 1. Hannah Symes 1857 #3926 wed 1882 #4737 to Maurice Quinlan
2. Thomas Symes 1858 #19801
3. Sarah Helena Symes 1860 #22684
4. James Symes 1863 #8212
5. William Symes 1865 #8864
6. Susan Symes 1867 #22103
7. John Symes 1870 #2792
8. Edward Francis Symes 1873 #9684
9. Samuel Symes 1873 #9685
10. Charles Joseph Symes 1875 #23277
11. Plunkett Carey Symes 1879 #9714 - 1953 #6197 aged 74

Thomas Symes

A near match (has the 3 christian names) is Mary Ann Eliza MURL Christening: 26 Aug 1833 at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England, Father: Samuel MURL Mother: Mary
also Samuel William MURL Christening: 25 Jun 1837 Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England
and Sophia MURL Christening: 1 Dec 1839 Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England

Thomas Symes 1827 - 1878 #6760 aged 51, wed 1853 #14 to Mary Ann Eliza Murrell at Independent Congregational Church, Kyneton

9 Children 1. John James Symes died 1856 #1300 aged 15 months
2. Thomas Henry Symes 1859 #2189 aged 4 months
3. Thomas Symes 1861 #16063
4. George Richard Symes 1864 #2074
5. Harriet Frances Symes 1865 #6227 lived 16 days
6. Ann Elizabeth Symes 1868 #17433
7. Mary Eliza Symes 1870 #19748 lived 7 months
8. Mary Symes 1874 #19575
9. James Symes 1876 #22761
Thomas Symes 1861 #16063 wed 1886 #56 to Lucy Hough 1869 - 1950 #19505 aged 81, and lived at Violet Town
8 Children 1. Thomas William George Symes 1887 #7372 - 1967 #18403 aged 80
2. Lucy Augusta Symes 1888 #34038
3. Albt Jno Symes 1892 #37123 - 1972 #22856 aged 79
4. Mary Ann Eliza Symes 1895 #7711
5. Mary Elizth Symes 1897 #7091 lived 4 years
6. Hy Jos Wesley Symes 1900 #30317 - 1980 #19704 aged 80
7. Stanley Eric Symes 1907 #6740
8. Herbt Edwd Symes 1909 #15059 - 1982 #17556 aged 75

1. Thomas William George Symes 1887 #7372 - 1967 #18403 aged 80, wed 1911 #3171 to Josine Panter 1889 - 1965 #6777 aged 76,
1 Child 1. Ronald Dennis Symes 1917 #25061
2. Lucy Augusta Symes 1888 #34038 - 1958 #20578 aged 69 wed 1909 #7571 to Henry Croxford 1873 #27728 - 1943 #19192 aged 69, 3 children

4. Mary Ann Eliza Symes 1895 #7711 wed 1919 #2990 to Robert Pyle Spencer. Mary Ann Eliza was born 15th Jan 1895 at Violet Town and died 8th July 1939 age 43.
This detail from on 20 May 2010
4. George Richard Symes 1864 #2074 wed 1886 #516 to Margaret Hester Hoskinson and lived at Baddaginnie.
Margaret Esther's birth was registered twice, 1866 #7967 at Bet Bet where her mother is called Ann Hawksley, and also 1866 #8065 at Eddington, where her mother is called Margaret Anne Hawksley. In both cases her father is named John, and the other children are Sarah Maria 1864, Isaac William 1868 at Dunolly, James Henry 1870 then John in 1872 also has two registrations, first at Dunolly and then at Eddington where Anne's surname becomes Hawkesley. Ann Hawksley wed 1863 #3589 to John Hoskisson
3 children 1. George Isaac Richard Symes 1887 #8142
2. Margt Hester Symes 1889 #9087
3. Sarah Ann Symes 1891 #18965

Joseph Symons

From the FirstFamilies2001 page, Jeanette Ezard wrote - Joseph Samuel Symons was born in London in 1834 he settled near Kyneton when he arrived in Australia and shortly after married a Jane Hall. Jane was from the Cumberland district in England. Presumably they farmed for quite a few years in the diwstrict before settling in the East Melbourne area. Joseph died in East Melbourne in 1890 . Jane died in Kyneton in 1905 presumably she was living with family at the time.
Joseph Symons aged 21 came Jan 1855 on the Golconda

Joseph Symons wed 1854 #2478 to Jane Hall and lived at Kynton
9 children 1. Joseph John Symons 1855 #522 registered at Doutta Galla
2. William Thomas Symons 1857 #7070 - 1879 #5713 aged 21
3. Emily Ann Symons 1859 #20691, father Joseph Samuel Symons
4. Jane Elizabeth Symons 1862 #3300 - 1942 #30261 aged 80 wed 1882 #5657 to Thomas Hay, no known children
5. Sophia Hall Symons 1864 #9712
6. Sarah Agnes Symons 1866 #15893, father Joseph Samuel Symons
7. David Samuel Symons 1869 #9439
8. Laura Esther Symons 1872 #3280
9. Arthur Albert Symons 1874 #3213 - 1930 #5852 aged 56
3. Emily Ann Symons 1859 #20691, wed 1881 #3105 to William Dunham and lived at Yarroweyah North, then Strathmerton, 9 children
5. Sophia Hall Symons 1864 #9712 - 1932 #3063 aged 68, wed 1886 #2783 to Patrick John Keough 1863 #15069 - 1935 #9393 aged 72, and lived at Kyneton then at Woodend, 6 children
6. Sarah Agnes Symons 1866 #15893 - 1929 #1903 aged 63, wed 1891 #3128 to Edmund Keough 1865 #9349, and lived at Rochester, 2 children
8. Laura Esther Symons 1872 #3280 - 1959 #25828 aged 87, wed 1893 #1956 to James Ironside Webster 1869 #18201 and lived at Kyneton, 3 children


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