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John William Sevior, and Robert Sevior,


John and Elizabeth Sevior


From on Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Hi, thank you for the use of your site, I have found it very useful. An amendment for SEVIOR - John Sevior b. 1836 & brother William Sevior b. 1834. Their mother is Frances Rapson 1812-1838 not Jeanne Kenniston. Jeanne married their father in 1838 Sherborne. Regards, Sue


Identification from William Sevior and Jane Kennison
John Sevior b/chr 1836 Monatcute, Somerset, England s/o William Sevior and Jane Kennison [1851 Census]
John Sevior d 18 Nov 1909 aged 73 yrs Ballarat, Victoria, Australia s/o William Sevior, Saddler [Vic Death Cert 11207 provided by Jen Straughen]
John Sevior m 19 Sep 1858 Yeovil, Somerset, England, Elizabeth Park [FreeBMD Sep Qtr 1858, Vol/Pg 5c/790]
John Sevior wed Sep 1858 to Elizabeth Park, in district of Yeovil is in the county of Somerset; UK
John Sevior aged 22 came Feb 1859 on the Jessie Munn with Elizabeth Sevior aged 23
The Jessie Munn left Liverpool, England 9 Nov 1858 and arrived Melbourne, Victoria, 24 Feb 1859. The Disposal List shows that they left the ship on 21 Mar 1859 to work for Mrs C Higgins, Green Gully, Castlemaine for 6 months for wages of 70 Pounds with rations.
8 Children 1. Elizabeth Ann Sevior 1860 #4572 - 1860 #6284 lived 2 months
2. Henry John Sevior 1861 #22607 at Castlemaine as Jn Hy died 1939 #14011 aged 77, at Ballarat
3. Ellen Sevior 1863 #15360 at Maldon
4. Charles Sevior 1865 #3277
5. Elizabeth Ann Sevior 1867 #9137 - 1940 #20860 aged 75 wed 1920 to Martin Stirling Gullan
6. Eliza Sevior at Ballarat
7. Thomas George Sevior 1871 #21227
8. Mary Jane Sevior 1874 #13726 - 1949 #5790 aged 75, wed Moncrieff
2. Henry John Sevior 1861 #22607 at Castlemaine as Jn Hy died 1939 #14011 aged 77, at Ballarat and as John Servior wed 1883 #4574 to Mary Woodman 1860 - 1933 #13612 aged 73, whose parents Julieane Friederika Moss/Mosse and Joseph Woodman lived at Lethbridge after arrival in Victoria before Julia was registered 1867 #2919.
The family vanishes, then appears at Lethbridge in 1894, and moved to Ballarat 1896
3 Children 1. Victor Thorn Sevior 1894 #4770
2. Leslie Geo Sevior 1896 #4732
3. Percy Oswald Sevior 1897 #16154 - 1983 #11058 aged 85
3. Ellen/Nelly Sevior 1863 #15360 - 2 Aug 1916 aged 53, wed 1885 #5014 to James Robertson and lived at Ballarat then at Warracknabeal
4 Children 1. Lesley James Robertson 1886 #23598 - 1912 #3795 aged 28 yrs
2. Harold Robertson 1889 #18371 - 1889 #10617 lived 3 days
3. Elsie May Robertson 1891 #28434 - 1931 #16818 aged 40
4. Harold Alexander Robertson 1895 #7799 - 1960 #10889 aged 65
1. Lesley James Robertson 1886 #23598 - 1912 #3795 aged 28 yrs wed 1909 #1503 to Maud Mcdonald 1884 #5767 dau of Bertha Skurrie and Alexander Mcdonald
Maud Robertson nee Sevior wed 1919 #3617 to Henry Mckenzie and died 1972 #8614 aged 89 yrs
3. Elsie May Robertson 1891 #28434 - 1931 #16818 aged 40, wed 1924 #10468 to Vincent Louis Sleeman 1899 #29379 - 1976 #18526 aged 76, son of Mary Turnbull and Louis Sleeman
4. Charles Sevior 1865 #3277 - 1917 #7255 aged 52, wed 1891 #2081 to Annie Isabella Kennedy 21 Jul 1866 #20015 - 1941 #20796 aged 75,
7 Children 1. Charles Leonard Sevior 1891 - 1973 #17965 aged 82
2. Lillian Maude Sevior 1892 #487 - 1897 #7671 lived 5 years
3. Daisy Irene Sevior 7 Jan 1894 - 29 Dec 1956 aged 62, wed John Vincent
4. Ivon Cletus Sevior 1896 #697 - 1966 #19716 aged 70
5. Ivy Myrtle Sevior 1899 #7513 - 1980 #08999 aged 81, wed 1919 to Frederick Norman Hutchins
6. Ida Margaret Sevior 1902 #15389 - 1985 #28636 aged 84, wed 1925 to Peter Francis Conole
7. Norman Reginald Sevior 1904 #22928 - 1968 #23819 aged 64
5. Elizth Annie Sevior 1867 #9137 born at Ballarat wed 1900 #5028 to Edwd Chas Jno Sandford 1873 #7163 - 1918 #3716 aged 45, son of Mary IRWIN and James Sandford, born at Ballarat
Elizabeth Ann Sandford nee Sevior wed 1920 #5423 to Martin Stirling Gullan 1876 #20827 - 1939 #15800 aged 63, son of Mary Ann Major and James Gullan
6. Eliza Sevior 1869 #6285 - 1949 #16821 aged 80, wed 1887 #6665 to George William Nicholas Watson 1867 $11094 - 1930 #5308 aged 63, son of Barbara Purdie and John Watson born at Sebastopol
8 Children 1. Arthur Watson b 1888 #17501 - 1970 #2371 aged 81 wed 1914 #4719 to Emma Catherine Mullaly
2. Elizabeth Watson b 1890 #602 - 1972 #64126 wed 1916 #5789 to Louis Ebbels 1877 #6577
3. Ruth Watson b 1892 #691 wed 1914 #7177 to Thomas Uley Watkins 1892 #716
4. Barbara May Watson b 1893 #9569 - 1959 #2905 aged 65 yrs, wed 1913 2440 to Harold Edmund Nidschelm 1892 #9808
5. John Watson b 1895 #518 - 1962 19762 aged 66
6. Violet Margaret Watson b 1897 #16238 - 1935 #18160 aged 37 yrs wed 1919 #11252 to Cecil Wallis Brough
7. Dorothy Watson 1900 #8332
8. Hazel Watson 1906 #24036
7. Thomas George Sevior 1871 #21227 wed 1891 #3945 to Elizth Dixon b 1871 #19553 dau of Jane Spark and Joseph Dixon born at Scarsdale
4 Children 1. Clarance George Sevior b 1892 #470 - 1977 #26549 aged 85 wed 1921 #11361 to Mary Newton
2. Ruby Sevior 1894 #569
3. Elison Elizabeth Sevior 1895 #26409
4. Stanley Rupert Sevior 1897 -1897 #11263 lived 9 months
8. Mary Jane Sevior 11 Jul 1874 - 1949 #5790 aged 75, born at Ballarat, wed 1899 #1281 to John Moncrieff born at Ballarat
3 Children 1. John Moncrieff 1900 #23818 - 1901 #239 lived 1 month
2. Ellen Moncrieff 1902 #7470 - 1974 #29046 aged 72 yrs wed 1925 to Walter Edward Fern
3. David Moncrieff b 1904 #15057 - 1968 #28926 aged 64 wed 1925 to Ivy Agnes Lawson

John William Sevior

See my notes on John Leahy whose daughter Rebecca Leahy wed 1861 #263 to John Sevior
See the National Library page for Rebecca Leahy
Brothers John (William) Sevior 1834 Launceston and Robert Sevior 1836 Launceston. Their father was John Sevior who died at the age of 36 on 18 Nov 1836 and is buried 23 Nov 1836 at St John's, Launceston, Tasmania. The mother of both John and Robert was Mary Ann Lucas - stated as such by John c1799/1800 in his Will of 1836 made just a few weeks before he died. John was a Manager of the Union Bank, Farmer at properties "Pidgeon Plains" (1833) and "Nile Rivulet" (1833-34) and was a Publican in Charles Street, Launceston (1831 & 1832) - he had applied for a second class land grant. He was also on the Jury List in 1835.
John and and Robert Sevior made names in Victoria as Jockeys, Horse Breeders, Horse Trainers, Publicans, Farmers;
Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser Mon 4 July 1859 'Remarks On The Hamilton Show By A Looker On'. The dstirct of Casterton may be truly famed for its fine horses. Mr. Sevior's inmported horse, High Sherriff, was much admird ; he got the 1st prize at Hamilton last season; he was always considered one of the finest horses in the district.
Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser Wed 2 Nov 1859 - TO STAND this Season, near Hamilton, the Imported thorough-bred horse HIGH SHERIFF, Terms £10 10s. Mares left at Mr. P. Bergin's or Mr. W.Malcolm's will be forwarded.
N.B.-A Plate of 50 sovs. will be given for theproduce of Mares covered by High Sheriff to be run for in 1862, further particulars will be given. JOHN & R. SEVIOR. Hamilton, Sep. 21st, 1859.
Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser Thurs 2 Oct 1862, Imports per Lady Bird includes 6 cases brandy J. and R Sevior
1. John Sevior 1836 - 1883 #1539 aged 47, son of Mary Ann Stansbury (should be Lucas) and John Sevior, died on 13th March 1883 at his home at 'Rose Cottage' in Flemington Road, Flemington. He is buried with his wife Rebecca Leahy at Melbourne General Cemetery.
John Sevior wed 1861 #263 (probably in February, 1861) to Rebecca Leahy born 4 Oct 1836,
2 Children 1. Ellen Sevior 1869 #15980 registered at Hamilton
2. John William Sevior 1871 #25483 - 1937 #2993 aged 65 birth registered at Portland, died at South Yarra
1. Ellen Soumprou nee Sevior, birth registered 1869 #15980 at Hamilton, died 19 Jan 1902 aged 32, beloved wife of Louis Alfred Soumprou, son of Louis and Sarah (nee Coulson), mother of Louis 1894, Ellen 1895, Isla 1896 dec, John 1899, and only dau of Rebecca and the late John Sevior, sister to John William Sevior 1871 #25483 born at Portland. Ellen (nee Sevior) died in 1902
Louis Alfred Soumprou 1864 - 1942 #12970 aged 78, wed 1905 to Ellen Theresa Nolan 1884 - 1949 dau of John David Nolan and Annie Josephine Sullivan.
4 Children
of Ellen
1. Louis Sevior Soumprou 1894 #1900
2. Ellen Florence Soumprou 1895 #1928 - 1979 #9004 aged 84, wed Swinburne
3. Isla Josephine Soumprou 1896 #18435 - 1897 #12001 lived 1 year
4. John Cyril Soumprou 1899 #18521 - 1968 #4445 aged 68
1 Child
of Nolan
5. Emile Walter Soumprou 1906 - 1955
2. John William Sevior 9 Mar 1871 #25483 - 21 Apr 1937 #2993 aged 65 wed Agnes Elizabeth Broomfield born 30 Dec 1870 to John Broomfield and Susan Brooks, died 21 Oct 1938 #10296 aged 68 years. See John Broomdield notes on the family.
2 Children 1. Ella Sevior 1903 - 1975 #14998 aged 71, born 29 Sep 1903, wed 6 Jan 1934 to Eric Douglas and had 3 children. She passed away on 24 Jun 1970. Gilbert Eric Douglas, b. 6 Dec 1902, Parkville, Melbourne, d. 4 Aug 1970, Heidelberg, Melb (the source wrongly placed this Heidelberg in Germany) See his biography
2. John Broomfield Sevior 1906 - 1975 #5966 aged 66, born 27 Jan 1906 the son of John William Sevior 1871 was living in Townsville in about 1936 to 1938

Robert Sevior

Brother and partner of John William Sevior
2. Robert Sevior 1836 - 1896 #13377 aged 60, son of Margt Ann Stansbury and John Sevior, died at Frankston Robert Sevior wed 1858 #567 to Mary Cusack. There is a death for Mary Woods 1821 - 1884 #11209 aged 63, dau of Eliza Ryan and James Cusack
Robert Sevior wed Mary Edwards born 28 February 1858, died 5 Mar 1927 aged 69, daughter of William Edwards born on 29 August 1824, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England to Thomas Edwards & Sarah Tripp Isles (Hiles) and died on 26 June 1896, Guildford, Victoria, wed on 5 January 1852, at St Johnís Church, Adelaide, South Australia to Elizabeth Adelaide Selby, third daughter of Mr Samuel Selby, of Woodbine Cottage, Glen Osmond.
Robert Sevior and Mary Edwards registered birth of Louisa Sevior 1882 #9392 at Franston
SEVIOR.-On the 5th March 1927, at her son's residence, 54 Dover street, Flemington, Mary, relict of the late Robert Sevior, aged 69 years, dau of Adelaide Elizabeth Selby and Wm Edwards. (Privately interred at the Melbourne General Cemetery, 7th March.) At rest. There are 9 children listed in this death notice
9 Children 1. Mary Sevior (deceased),
2. Robert Sevior 1879 - 1951 #7167 aged 72,
3. Louisa Sevior/Lou 1882 #9293 - 1964 #5911 aged 81,
4. John Sevior 1884 - 1952 #6173 aged 68, hus of May Newton 1895 - 1977 aged 83, father of John
5. Florence/Flora Wyndham Sevior 1886 - 1966 #25426 aged 80, wed George Hy Redfern
6. Thomas Sevior 1888 - 28 May 1935 #6206 aged 47,
7. Elizabeth/Bessie Adelaide Sevior 1890 - 1963 #16981 aged 73, (Mrs. Leslie Pridham)
8. Doris/Dora Marguerite Sevior 1894 - 15 Apr 1972 #8181 aged 78, (Mrs Joshua Madden)
9. Maurice Smith Sevior 1897 - 1932 #4196 aged 35,
2. Robert Sevior 1879 - 30 June 1951, wed May Eleanor Matthews
5 Children 1. Doris Elizabeth Sevior 1904
2. George Francis Sevior 1906
3. Charles Robert Sevior 1908
4. Adelaide Agnes Sevior 1910
5. Ina Mary Sevior 1912
3. Louisa/Lou Sevior 1882 #9293 - 1964 #5911 aged 81, wed 1901 #8344 to Thomas Debney,
5 Children 1. Henrietta Louisa Debney 1902 - 1971 #460 aged 68, wed Phillips
2. John Thomas Debney 1904 - 1969 #14123 aged 65
3. Thomas Reginald Debney 1910 - 1981 #09961 aged 71
4. Robert George Debney 1911 - 1978
5. Maurice Culpin Debney 1913


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