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George Timms wed 1848 to Martha Sanderson
George Timms wed 1855 in UK to Mary Ann Smith,
George Timms wed c1868 to Sarah Townsend,
John Harris Timms wed 1867 to Margaret Matthews,
William Timms wed 1841 to Cecilia Anderson,


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George Timms and Martha Sanderson

From Convict George TIMMS was born 2nd August, 1814 at Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. He was tried in the court at Ely on 21st October 1835 for stealing cloth to the value of twenty shillings and a piece of chain worth ten shillings. He pleaded not guilty but was found guilty and was sentenced to 14 years. His wife and two small children died in the work house after he was transported. He was a bargeman/farmservant prior to deportation and was described in the ships list of convicts as "reddy and freckles with brown hair and dark hazel eyes." He re-married in Australia to Martha Sanderson and they had 11 children. They first lived at Stringy Bark, Collingwood, Richmond in Vic before settling in Sydney. He received his ticket of leave in 1842 and certificate of freedom in 1857. Copies of his trial papers, ticket of leave and conditional freedom papers were taken to Whittlesey by his gggrandaughter and are now housed in the Museum there.
The Sydney detail is not proved.
Martha Saunderson / Sanderson 21 (single woman 24) Servant Prot neither, from Baltiray, (Ballybay, Ireland) came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
George Timms 1812 - 1887 #8045 aged 75, died at Richmond, wed 25 Jul 1848 #5292 to Martha Sanderson at St James Church of England, and lived at Stringy Bark, then at Collingwood. First 5 chn were christened at St James CofE.
Martha Timms nee Saunderson 1830 - 12 Sep 1890 #17381 aged 69 died at Richmond
11 Children 1. Mary Timms 1844 #13895, also listed as Mary Sanders dau of Martha Sanders, assume she died before 1855
2. Sarah Jane Timms 1848 #15910 - big family event - possibly parents wed and 3 christened the same day
3. Susan Timms 1848 #15911 also christened 1845 as Susan dau of Martha Saunderson
4. Ann Timms 1848 #15912 wed 1870 to Thomas Southern
5. Charles Timms 18 Jun 1849 #16464
6. Samuel Timms 1851 #27204 - 1900 born in Melbourne, christened at St Peters CofE
7. Adelaide Timms 1853 #27822 born in Collingwood wed 1871 to Solomon Judah
8. Mary Timms 1855 #486 wed 1871 to Michael Solomon
9. John Timms 1857 #145 - 1861 #3458 lived 53 months
10. George Timms 1859 #10806
11. David Timms 1863 #16793 - 1886 #14217 aged 23
5. Charles Timms 18 Jun 1849 #16464 He lived with Mary Himann (Hannaman) and Marie Enger at Beechworth, and wed 1871 #4563 to Mary Tyrell who lived in Collingwood.
4 Children 1. Charles Henry Timms 1863 #18918 - 1952 son of Mary Himann, born at Beechworth
2. Catherine Timms 1867 #6593 dau of Mary Hanemann in Beechworth
3. Anne Mary Timms 1869 #25980 dau of Mary Hannaman in Yackandanda
4. Ellen Fredericka Timms 1872 #685 dau of Marie Enger
5. Harry Timms 1874 - 1949 son of Mary Hannaman
5 Children
of Mary Terrill
5. Martha Timms 1874 #4763
6. Ernest Alfred Timms 1877 #14507 - 1878 #1074 lived 7 months
7. George Timms 1879 #1689 - 1882 #5253 lived 3 years
8. Chas Waterhouse Timms 1880 #7829 - 1880 #11083 lived 6 months
9. George Timms 1883 #4966 lived 9 weeks
5.1. Charles Henry Timms 1863 #18918 - 1952 son of Mary Himann, born at Beechworth wed 1888 #5139 to Mary Fran Yeates
7. Adelaide Timms 1853 #27822 born in Collingwood wed 1871 #1108 to Judah Solomon
Judah Moss Solomon wed Adele Pulver 1867 #3262 and had son John Pulver Solomon 1868 #15378
8. Mary Timms 1855 #486 - 1885 #8581 aged 30, wed 1871 #1074 to Michael Solomon Michael Solomon from London wed 1885 #6930 to Rachael Ruston 1865 #9204 - 1922 #10431 aged 57, dau of Martha Roberts and Peter Ruston
10. George Timms 1859 #10806 born in Richmond, wed 1882 #5912 to Jane Gillies born in Collingwood, 1861 #5528 dau of Christina Mathison and James Gillies who wed 1860 #1764, and lived in Collingwood He may be Geo Timms 1857 - 1916 #1180 aged 59, parents unknown, died at Clifton Hill One child is registered, George James Timms 1899 #2298, born at Collingwood.

George Timms and Mary Ann Smith

George TIMMS. George was apparently born Dunstable, Bedfordshire c 1837 and married Mary Ann SMITH May 1855 in West Bromich. Their first son William Henry was christened 21 Sep 1856 St James, Handsworth, Staff prior to the family emigrating to Australia.
George Timms c1836 wed Apr-June 1855 to Mary Ann Smith c1834 in the district West Bromwich which spans the boundaries of the counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire George Timms aged 25 (or 27) came Jun 1857 on the Castilian with Mary A Timms aged 23 and infant William. They lived at Brunswick
6 Children 1. William Timms 1856 born in UK
2. Thomas George Tims 1858 #9270
3. Elizabeth Ann/Jane Tims 1860 #17299 - 1873 #6280 lived 9 years
4. Helen Timms 1863 #933 - 1865 #6111 lived 2 years
5. Alice Timms 1865 #20623
6. Martha Timms 1869 #13952
2. Thomas George Tims 1858 #9270 - 9 May 1935, wed 8 August 1881 to Ann Bradley at Christchurch in Brunswick, Victoria, Australia. Ann died 31 October 1915, aged 53 years, Geo remarried, and died in Albury NSW, father of George, Henry, James, Emily, Ethel and Mabel, Detail from web page, Ann Bradley born 1862 in Stockpot, Cheshire, England, daughter of quarryman Thomas Edward BRADLEY and Nancy POTTER who were in Brunswick 1864 when they registered Sarah Jane as first-born in Victoria

George Timms and Sarah Townsend

There is a UK record, 1851 Census
Nathaniel Townsend 47 Law Stationer Norfolk 1804 Holbeach Lincolnshire
Sarah Townsend 44 Small Annuitant Lincolnshire 1807 Holbeach Lincolnshire
Nathaniel Townsend wed Jul-Sep 1842 in Holbeach district of Lincolnshire, wife may be Sarah Wiles, Jane Richardson, or Isabella Mathilda Pridmore - the page 519, Vol 14, contains 4 men's names
Checking for births registered in Holbeach District, surnamed Townsend, there is Sarah registered Jan-Mar 1847, but I could not find a wedding for Sarah to George Timms
George Timms 1847 - 1894 #11131 aged 47, son of Ann and George Timms, wed c1868 to Sarah Townsend 1850 - 1891 #17829 aged 41, dau of unknown and Nathaniel Townsend, and lived at Sebastapol
9 Children 1. Edward James Townsend 1868 #16329 died as Edward James Tims 1870 #10196 lived 2 years
2. Hannah Tims 1870 #26201
3. Mary Jane Timms 1872 #19606
4. George Henry Tims 1874 #12166
5. Emily Elizabeth Timms 1877 #25067
6. Harriet Timms 1880 #18715 - 1942 #1013 aged 61,
7. William Ernest Timms 1882 #19087
8. Martha Louisa Timms 1885 #5981
9. Albert Edward Nathaniel Timms 1887 #14927 - 1952 #17381 aged 65
4. George Henry Tims 1874 #12166 - 1903 #7609 aged 29, wed 1898 $1417 to Emily Eliza Downey 1878 #20516, 11th child of Catherine Hickey and James Morris Downey, born in Ballarat
(Catherine Hickey wed 1852 #1566 to James Stuart at Roman Catholic, St Francis, Melbourne
son John Stewart 1853 #7586 christened Roman Catholic" #St Marys, Geelong
James Stewart 1823 - 1853 #1953 died aged 30, parents not recorded, from Sutherland
Catherine Stewart wed 1854 #640 to James Downey and lived at Ballarat - next child Margaret Downey 1856 #1642)
2 Children 1. Jno Jas Timms 1898 #8258 - 1898 #5795 lived 1 day
2. Geo Arth Timms 1900 #23803
6. Harriet Timms 1880 #18715 - 1942 #1013 aged 61, wed 1901 to Thomas Polglase

From on Sunday, 25 December 2011
Elizabeth, I have been doing research on the family of George Timms and Sarah Townsend on behalf of a family friend from an unrelated branch of the Timms family.
Two of their children were Martha Louisa Timms and Harriet Timms.
It was Harriet Timms who wed Thomas Polglase and these are her 3 childrem.
I am unable to find the real Martha Louisa Timms who seems to have disappeared, at least as Martha Louisa. My "best guess" at this stage is that she may have been adopted as both George and Sarah had passed away when Martha was only about 8. But then again Martha may have been like at least one of her sisters and arbitarily decided to use "other" first names. However, will keep looking.


John Timms

John Harris Timms Christened 16 ar 1828 son of Charlotte Tymms and Peter Harris, at Ascot-Under Wychwood, Oxford, England

John Harris Timms 1832 - 1897 #14100 aged 65, from Oxfordshire and died at Murtoa, wed 1867 #2185 to Margaret Matthews from Westminster, and children born at Ballarat Margaret Timms nee Mathews 1822 - 1878 #7609 aged 46, dau of Elizabeth Jones and John Mathews
John Timms wed 1879 #1148 to Rhoda Ann Horsington 1857 #4122 dau of Amelia Hamilton and James Horsington (James wed 1856 #2279 to Amelia, registered one child, and Amelia died 1861 #8466 aged 30, dau of Rhoda Grace and James Hamilton)
9 children 1. William Henry Matthews 1855 #7417R
2. John Joseph Timms 1856 #4735 - 1920 #8761 aged 68 died at Beechworth
3 Alfred Edwd Mathews 1858 #2204
4. Elizabeth Mary Timms Mathews 1859 #13079
5. Thomas Mathews 1861 #2234
6. Frederick Timms 1863 - 1865 #310 lived 2 years
7. Edward Mathews later Timms 1865 #6384 - 1930 #12168 aged 65 born in Ballarat
8. Emily Florence Mathews Timms 1867 #393 - 1868 #160 lived 1 year
9. Arthur Septimus Timms 1869 #362 - 1950 #16046 aged 81, died at Bacchus Marsh
10. Margaret Matilda Timms 1870 #20956 - 1924 #13222 aged 54
11. Walter James Timms 1872 #21356
12. George Mathews Timms 1875 #20856
13. Albert Henry Timms 1878 #13160 - 1879 #116 lived 9 months
5 children
of Amelia
14. Amelia Elizabeth Timms 1879 #13513
15. Ann Timms 1880 #6031 lived 1 day
16. Ernest Timms 1881 #13993 - 1885 #7584 lived 4 years
17. Anne Charlotte Timms 1883 #6664
18. Andrew Timms 1886 #7812
1. John Joseph Timms 1856 #4735 - 1920 #8761 aged 68 died at Beechworth, wed 1888 #6081 to Mary Ann Spence 1857 #10084 dau of Mary Dillen/Dillon and John Spence
5. Edward Timms 1865 - 1930 #12168 aged 65, wed 20 Jan 1891 #437 to Selina Jane Conduit 1862 #6631 - 1950 #17831 aged 89, and lived at Ararat
9 children 1. Wm Hy Timms 1891 #18752
2. Percy Timms 1892 #19093
3. Walt Jas Timms 1894 - 1895 #48 lived 8 months
4. Alf Mat Timms 1895 #26014R
5. Arth Septimus Timms 1897 #
6. Bertie Timms 1899 #15047
7. Geo Treaglese Timms 1900 #23499
8. Norman Timms 1903 #153
9. Margt Hilda Timms 1903 #154 lived 1 month
8. Margaret Matilda Timms 1870 #20956 - 1924 #13222 aged 54, wed 1892 #7256 to Alf Jesse Page 1857 - 1935 #4569 aged 78, son of Thomas Page, and lived at Hotham, St Kilda
4 children 1. Mabel Beaumont Timms Page 1890 #15345 - 1956 #12721 aged 66
2. Clarice Matilda Page 1893 #23497 - 1963 #2567 aged 69, wed Edwards
3. Horace Arthur Page 1895 #16172 - 1968 #26369 aged 73
4. Irene Margaret Page 1897 - 1967 #13542 aged 70, wed Smith
1. Mabel Beaumont Timms Page 1890 #15345 - 1956 #12721 aged 66 wed James Henry Goulden, 1953 #8662 aged 67 son of Charlotte Eliza Russell and Theophilus Meredith Goulden
1st child 1. James Hy Goulden 1920 - 1965 aged 45

William Timms

William Timms 1811 - 1858 #1804 aged 47 born in York, wed 1841 #550 at Presbyterian Church Melbourne & Geelong number 1118, to Cecilia Anderson 1818 - 1865 #6631 aged 47, daughter of Cecilia and Alexander Anderson born in Fife, lived in Geelong from 1842, children are baptised at the Geelong Presbyterian church
6 children 1. John Timms 1842 #699 - 1887 #11502 aged 45
2. William Fowler Timms 1843 #970
3. Harry Alexander Timms 845 #7848
4. Anne Cecilia Timms 1847 #8280 died as infant
5. Robert Oliphant Timms c1850
6. Flora Timms 1852 #11937
7. James Shaw Timms 1857 #2565 lived 3 weeks
2. William Fowler Timms 1843 #970 wed c1867 to Helen Anderson and moved to Ondit
5 children 1. William Fowler Timms 1868 #23465 - 1928 #2715 aged 47 (should be 60)
2. Harry Ollifant Timms 1870 #8793
3. Ethelberta Timms 1876 #18060
4. Harold Timms 1880 #4140 - 1889 #2308 lived 9 years
5. Owen Stanley Timms 1881 #25206
5. Robert Oliphant Timms 1847 - 1915 #9520 aged 68, wed 1876 #708 to Margaret Mickle Lyall 1854 #315 and lived at Ondit
6 children 1. Colin Lyall Timms 1877 #17503
2. Flora Timms 1878 #24640
3. Margaret Timms 1881 #4587
4. Annabella Lyall Timms 1882 #18074
5. Robert Oliphant Timms 1884 #16101
6. George Lewis Timms 1886 #5189


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