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Benjamin and Jane Tinker, Elizabeth Anne Tinker, Hezekiah Tinker,
James Tinker, Jane Tinker, Sarah Tinker wed Joseph Knapping,

Benjamin Tinker

Benjamin Tinker 1798 - 1854 #4637 aged 55, came from Manchester, UK
He may be associated with Elizabeth Martha Tinker 1800 - 1887 #12166 aged 87, died at Timor,
Sarah Tinker 1828 - 1866 #9431 aged 38
Robert Tinker 1830 - 1875 #2730 aged 45,
Mary Ann Tinker Birth: 27 Mar 1831 Christening: 03 Jul 1831 dau of Martha and Benjamin Tinker at Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Mary Ann Tinker 1831 - 1895 #7010 aged 64, dau of Martha Elizth Forbes and Benjamin Tinker, came c1861 with Robert Ward
Benjamin Tinker from Sydney, wed 1873 #316 to Annie Elizabeth Smith and settled at Timor
4 children 1. Ann Elizabeth Tinker 1875 #19881 - 1875 #12024 lived 1 month
2. Joseph Tinker 1876 #26310 - 1942 #23124 aged 65 died at Elmore
3. Susannah Tinker 1880 #12200 - 1880 #11557 lived 5 months
4. Mary Ann Tinker 1883 #20277

Benjamin and Jane Tinker

Benj Tinker aged 20 came Nov 1852 as Unassisted Immigrants on the Thorwaldsen with Jane Tinker aged 19. They settled at Sandhurst
9 children 1. George Benjamin Tinker 1855 #2508
2. Ann Jane Tinker 1857 #3743
3. Ellen Moody Tinker 1859 #21548 - 1870 #5431 lived 10 years
4. Eliza Edna Tinker 1864 #24668
5. Martha Elizabeth Tinker 1868 #11939
6. Joseph Eli Tinker 1870 #25952
7. Harriet Louisa Tinker 1873 #5319 - 1873 #8171 lived 7 months
8. William James Tinker 1874 #25655 - 1874 #11921 lived 2 weeks
9. Robert Tinker 1876 #12008

Elizabeth Anne Tinker

Lizzie/Elizabeth Anne Tinker wed 1886 #1209 to Charles Hodgson and lived at Kyneton, Hamilton
4 children 1. Mabel Gertrude Hodgson 1886 #24973
2. John Henry Hodgson 1887 #27192 - 1888 #960 lived 2 months
3. Alma Hodgson 1891 #34556 - 1891 #16144 aged 21 days
4. Leslie Hamilton Hodgson 1893 #32171 - 1970 #21612 aged 74

Hezekiah Tinker

Hezekiah Tinker born 15 Aug 1836 son of Eliza and William Tinker at Stert, Wiltshire, England
Hezekiah Tinker aged 19, came Jan 1857 as Assisted Immigrant on the Balnaguith with James Tinker aged 21
Hezekiah Tinker wed 1859 #1120 to Elizabeth Mcwilliams then recorded as Mcphillips, Phillips
10 children 1. Fanny Tinker 1860 #8932 - 1932 #4428 aged 72, wed Adams
2. Unnamed Male Tinker 1861 #14978
3. Unnamed Female Tinker 1863 #18148
4. James Tinker 1865 #19530
5. Thomas Tinker 1867 #25516
6. Mary Ann Tinker 1870 #27184 - 1942 #27831 aged 72,
7. Martha Tinker 1874 #6301
8. Elizth Tinker 1868 - 1941 #19325 aged 73,
9. David Edward Tinker 1876 #20255 - 1960 #23047 aged 88
10. Margaret Ann Tinker 1879 - 1935 #17216 aged 56, wed James Rollo, dau Sadie Josephine Fary died 1979 #11990 aged 70 years
1. Fanny (Frances Mary) Tinker 1860 #8932 - 1932 #4428 aged 72, wed 1898 #3280 to William John Adams
5 children 1. Frances Mary Tinker 1888 #27605
2. Twin Harry Joseph Adams 1897 - 1955 #2129 aged 58
3. Twin William John Adams 1897 - 1955 #2827 aged 58
4. Percy Adams 1898 #28650 - 1956 #465 aged 57
5. Margt Adams 1901 #25384
2. Wm Tinker born at Woodford wed 1892 #7035 to Margt Chadwedden 1855 - 1893 #7713 aged 38, dau of Margaret Morrison and Harry Chimunro
4. James Tinker 1865 #19530 born at Bushfield, wed 1889 #848 to Margt Munro
6. Mary Ann Tinker 1870 #27184 - 1942 #27831 aged 72, wed 1890 #7999 to Peter Donohue/Odonohue born at Koroit, and lived at Tower Hill, Southern Cross, Woodford
8 children 1. Joseph Donohue 1891 #17826 died as Odonohue 1895 1964 #795 aged 71
2. Mary Donohue 1893 #7564 - 1962 #13839 aged 69, wed Toohey
3. Peter Donohue 1895 #7048 as Patrick Joseph Odonohue 1895 - 1979 #24212 aged 74
4. Elizth Donohue 1898 #29188 - 1899 #7485 lived 1 month
5. David Donohue 1900 #15474 as David Edward Odonohue 1900 - 1979 #15961 aged 79
6. Elizabeth Odonohue 1902 - 1966 #20401 aged 64, did not marry
7. Bridget Odonohue 1908 - 1976 #9094 aged 68, wed Barling
8. Margaret Odonohue 1910 - 1974 #18493 aged 64, wed Evans
8. Elizth Tinker 1868 - 1941 #19325 aged 73, wed Thomas Serong then William Samuel Kearns
10. Margaret Ann Tinker 1879 - 1935 #17216 aged 56, wed James Rollo, dau Sadie Josephine Fary died 1979 #11990 aged 70 years

James Tinker

James Tinker aged 21, came Jan 1857 as Assisted Immigrant on the Balnaguith with Hezekiah Tinker aged 19
James Tinker wed 1860 #955 to Mary Mctergot/Mctaggart/Mcintyre and lived at Warrnambool
6 children 1. Francis Tinker 1861 #3225
2. Ann Jane Tinker 1863 #17882
3. Mary Frances Tinker 1864 #25476
4. Alice Tinker 1867 #5360
5. James Tinker 1869 #19508
6. Martha Tinker 1871 #20463

Jane Tinker

Jane Ann Tinker aged 25 came Dec 1852 as Unassisted Immigrant, on the Tulloch Castle with Frances Jane Tinker aged 6 and Joseph Tinker aged 4
Jane Tinker nee Wilkinson from Yorkshire, wed 1853 #31652 to John Stafford Mckenzie at Church of England, St Stephens, Richmond and lived at Vaughan,
4 children 1. Frances Jane Tinker aged 6, 1846
2. Joseph Tinker aged 4, 1848
3. George Kenneth Mckenzie 1854 #201
4. Mary Amelia Mckenzie 1863 #17815
5. Stafford Mckenzie 1867 #18789
1. Frances Jane Tinker 1846 - 1921 #3522 aged 75, dau of Jane Anna McKenzie Wilkinson and Joseph Tinkler, born in Yorkshire, wed 1867 #41 to Harry Chapman born in Hertfordshire, lived at Vaughan, Newstead, later Ascott
11 children 1. Jane Chapman 1867 #18790
2. Harry Chapman 1869 #10621 - 1873 #4147 lived 4 years
3. Amelia Chapman 1871 #1367
4. Lucy Chapman 1872 #16588
5. Lizzie Chapman 1874 #19839
6. Nellie Chapman 1877 #2494 born at Emerald Hill
7. Ruby Chapman 1879 #16324
8. Flora Chapman 1882 #2820 - 1893 #12707 lived 12 years
9. Frank Chapman 1883 #20981
10. Violet Ann Chapman 1885 #107
11. Harold Chapman 1887 #180
2. Joseph Tinker 1848 born in Yorkshire, wed 1869 #3560 to Elizabeth Ann Roberts 1876 #13458 aged 25, dau of Jane Wood and Solomon Roberts, born in Cornwall, and lived at Vaughan Joseph Tinker wed 1881 #236 to Susan Roberts and lived at Ascott
4 children
Of Elizabeth
1. Jane Elizabeth Tinker 1870 #19951
2. Solomon Mackenzie Tinker 1870 #19952
3. Mary Emma Tinker 1873 #6337
4. Amelia Alice Tinker 1875 #6042
5. Joseph Tinker 1876 #26433
4 children
of Susan
6. Thomas John Arthur Tinker 1881 #23543
7. Annie Victoria Tinker 1883 #13690
8. Albert James Tinker 1885 #14825
9. Lonsie Migninett Tinker 1887 #16428

Sarah Tinker and Joseph Knapping

Joseph Knapping notes
From White Hart, Hawkwell (a historical pub site) - Census 1851, Joseph Knapping, Visitor, Farmers Son, 26, of Hockley, Essex Census
Found on Petitions County Court of Essex, at Roebford, of Cheristopher Joseph Knapping, now of No 99, Holborn Hill in the city of London, and late of Eastwood in the county of Essex, out of business, previously of Newmarket, in the county of Suffolk, Drapers Assistant, previously thereto Of Eastwood, Farmer and cattle Dealer, an insolvent debtor. To appear before the court 8 day of Nov next, 1854

Not surprising the two sons came to Australia, arrived at Melbourne 22 January 1853, on the Winchester, barque, 393 tons, J. Curry, commander, from Bristol August 14, and Rio Janeiro November 14; Passengens - cabin one, and one hundred and seventy-nine n the steerage - including Joseph Knapping aged 27, and John Knapping aged 23 with Elizabeth Knapping aged 21.
Sarah Tinker aged 23 came Sep 1863 on the Robert Small from Lancashire, wed 12 May 1870 #2277 to Joseph Knapping 1826 - 1884 #3273 aged 59, from Essex, and lived at Woods Point
4 children 1. Joseph Knapping 1870 #12717 - 1951 #19712 aged 81
2. Sarah Ann Knapping 1873 #28027 - 1950 #7675 aged 76, wed 16 Dec 1891 #7361 to John Bell
3. Edward John Knapping 1878 #6113 - 10 Dec 1934 #784 aged 55
4. Mary Jane Knapping 1882 #26679 - 1968 #26037 aged 86 wed Roberts
2. Sarah Ann Knapping 1873 #28027 - 1950 #7675 aged 76 wed 16 Dec 1891 #7361 to John Bell and lived at Walhalla then Woods Point
2 children 1. Albt Jno Bell 1894 #16296 born at Walhalla
2. Edith Margaret Bell 1896 #7890 - 1968 #14780 aged 72 wed Frederick Richards, son Lenard Kelvin Richards 1824 - 1967 #23334 aged 43
John Knapping aged 23 and Elizabeth Knapping aged 21 came Jan 1853 on the Winchester with John's elder brother Joseph Knapping aged 27.
A FamilyTree web page identifies Elizabeth as John's wife Elizabeth Cooper.
John Knapping wed Sep 1852 to Elizabeth Collins in N Aylesford Vol 2a Page 387. The district N Aylesford is an alternative name for North Aylesford
Not as wife in Vic records.
John Knapping c1830 wed 1869 #2689 to Mary Garlick 1818 - 1878 #2361 aged 60 dau of Mary and Wingfield Garlick
John Knapping 1832 - 1897 #7951 aged 64, son of Thyrza Bannister and Chris Knapping, wed 1879 #4501 to Sarah Ann Cromwell 1868 - 1938 #11672 aged 70 dau of Oliver Cromwell, and lived at Bendigo
Sarah Ann Cromwell born at White Hills, 1863 #3116 dau of Ann Easton and Peter Cromwell - very early arrivals as Peter Cromwell wed 1852 #29484 to Ann Easton at St Peters Church of England, Melbourne.
4 children 1. William Knapping 1881 #10787
2. Albert Knapping 1884 #27576 - 1950 #18192 aged 65
3. Herbert Knapping 1890 #36220 - 1934 #10490 aged 41
4. Lily May Knapping 1897 #20655 - 1899 #6400 lived 1 year


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