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James Unwin

James Unwin 1835 - 1924 #2856 aged 89, son of Sarah Goodwin and Nathan Unwin, wed 1856 #3035 to Catherine Colbon 1839 - 1890 #2770 aged 51, daughter of James COLBON and Susannah HARE, Catherine was born in THORNEY in 1839, James, her father was born in THORNEY in 1808, his father was Clapperson COLBON (1759 - 1833). The family lived at Mickelham.
The Colbon family is researched by , who says the surname was also spelled Colborn. In Victoria, Robert, child 8, was given Colban.
13 Children 1. Jemima Unwin 1857 #4150 wed 1878 #1809 to James Coram
2. Susan Unwin 1858 #16545 - 1945 #21516 aged 86, wed 1877 #4291 to James Bull
3. Nathan Unwin 1861 #6939 lived 4 months
4. Sarah Jane Unwin 1862 #13008 - 1920 #13111 aged 58, wed William Wilson
5. James Unwin 1864 #15089
6. Catherine Unwin 1866 #14655 lived 2 years
7. Nathan Unwin 1868 #18293 - 1935 #8470 aged 67 wed 1904 #6665 to Reeta Parker
8. Robert Colban Unwin 1870 #10504 - 1935 #16458 aged 65, wed 1912 #3965 to Hannah Flood
9. John Henry Unwin 1872 #8923 - 1945 #23615 aged 73, wed 1907 #2364 to Annie Jane Elizabeth Turner 1883 - 1964 #1608, dau of Sarah Darby and John Turner, no children
10. Charles Unwin 1874 #10945
11. George Unwin 1876 #4292
12. Willie Unwin 1878 #12289
13. Albert Unwin 1883 #17693 wed 1907 #3021 to Mary Jane Jones
1. Jemima Unwin born in Mickleham 1857 #4150, wed 1878 #1809 to James Coram c1855, and lived at Kyabram until 1900, then left Victorian records, 9 Children
2. Susan Unwin 1858 #16545 - 1945 #21516 aged 86, wed 1877 #4291 to James Bull
2 Children 1. Louisa Bull 1878 #9821
2. James Bull 1887 - 1961 #16059 aged 74
4. Sarah Jane Unwin 1862 #13008 - 1920 #13111 aged 58, wed c1884 to William Wilson and lived at Kyabram, then Benalla
6 Children 1. Elizabeth Thorn Wilson 1885 #11150
2. George James Wilson 1887 #761
3. William Douglas Wilson 1888 #17794 - 1927 #12935 aged 38
4. Charles Roberts Wilson 1890 #19854
5. John Arthur Wilson 1895 #18171 - 1963 #3174 aged 67
6. Ivy Crystal Wilson 1902 - 1907 #7078 lived 5 years
7. Nathan Unwin 1868 #18293 - 1935 #8470 aged 67 wed 1904 #6665 to Reeta Parker 1879 - 1963 #18935 aged 84 died at BoxHill, and lived at Werribee
4 Children 1. John Arthur Unwin 1906 #14841
2. Clara Unwin 1909 #15363
3. Ada Maud Unwin 1913 #17714
4. Bert Unwin 1917 #16645 - 1964 #6273 aged 46
8. Robert Colban Unwin 1870 #10504 - 1935 #16458 aged 65, wed 1912 #3965 to Hannah Flood 1878 - 1961 #1396 aged 83, died at Malvern, and lived at Kyabram
2 Children 1. Cath Mary Unwin 1913 #13913
2. Agnes May Unwin 1915 #14023
13. Albert Unwin 1883 #17693 wed 1907 #3021 to Mary Jane Jones 1883 - 1926 #10231 aged 43, and lived at Geelong, Mary died at Ivanhoe
3 Children 1. Ellen Marion Unwin 1908 #19565 wed Geo H. Terrill
2. Mavis Ruby Unwin 1911 #28691
3. James Graham Unwin 1914 #22434
From David, whose email bounced when I replied Tues, 7 Aug 2007

I am a grandson of Albert Unwin b. Jun 29, 1883 at Kyabram Vic, Aust. I do not have a lot on my grandfather, just lots of wonderful memories of a rather happy man. I was at Par’s funeral, but I was only about 19 at the time, now I do not remember even the exact date. I remember us going back to the home at 150 Spring St, Preston, where Par had had an extensive garden of mainly vegetables, but guess what, the garden was bare. Apparently he had known of the cancer within him, but being Par, had said nothing. So at 9.30pm on the Monday evening he had said to Nana, “Get me a ambulance …”. Nana apparently replied, “Albert, what would you want an ambulance for ..” . He died later that night on the operating table at Royal Melbourne Hospital


James King Unwin

James King Unwin born in London, wed 1879 #4753 to Jane Alexander Portous. He seems to die, as Jane Alexr Unwin wed 1890 #8835 to Peter Miller Howat
4 Children 1. Thos Fredk Unwin 1880 #6990 - 1909 #2782 aged 29
2. Clara Alice Unwin 1882 #9982
3. Florence Ada Unwin 1884 #3235
4. Ethel May Unwin 1886 #11193
2. Clara Alice Unwin 1882 #9982 wed 1904 #7407 to Hugh John Berry, lived at Warnambool then Sealake, 3 Children
3. Florence Ada Unwin 1884 #3235 wed 1910 #2597 to Frederick Witcombe registered 1876 #3400 born at Inverlock, son of Mary Lynch and William Witcombe, who appear to have arrived after son Eli was born about 1866 and died 1882 aged 16, at Inverlock.
4 Children 1. Maria Jean Witcombe 1911 #18849
2. Rosie Freda Witcombe 1913 #20719
3. Ivan Darcy Witcombe 1915 #17636
4. Lenard Jno Witcombe 1919 #3811
4. Ethel May Unwin 1886 #11193 wed 1912 #618R to Charles Robert Brown registered 1882 #23640 at Heathcote, son of Anna Foan and William Brown, who wed 1872 #778, William from Tullymore and Anna from Adelaide
2 Children 1. Ivie Jean Brown 1912 #35383
2. Robt Geo Gaza Brown 1917 #13580

Margaret Unwin

Margaret Unwin 1844 - 1874 #11386 aged 30, daughter of Frances Lewis and George Unwin, born in Nottingham, wed 1871 #104 to William Allison Clark from Liverpool
William Allison Clark wed 1881 #5863 to Mary Jane Nicholson and two infants died 1886 and 1888
2 Children 1. Emily Beatrice Clark 1873 #16380
2. Georgina Frances Clark 1875 #4062 lived 3 weeks

Morton George Unwin

Thankyou to on 25 Apr 2009 for notes including the first child's birth
Morton George Unwin 1855 - 1891 #3238 aged 36 killed in a Brickworks accident in Northcote, son of Frances Lewis and George Morton Unwin, born in Nottinghamshire, wed c1884 to Louisa Mary Hibbard 1855 - 1922 #14295 aged 67, daughter of Jane Davis and Charles Hibbard, born in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England c 1854 and died at Northcote.
5 Children 1. Charles Morton Unwin b 3 Nov 1884
2. Charles Morton Unwin 1885 - 1965 #18941 aged 80,
3. Ethel Maud Unwin 1886 #1800 lived 1 year
4. Arthur Henry Hibbard Unwin 1888 #5372
5. Francis Lewis Unwin 1889 #15029 - 1889 #9039 lived 27 days
2. Charles Morton Unwin 1885 - 1965 #18941 aged 80, wed 1912 #9801 to Flor Remfrey Uglow 1875 - 1962 #14844 aged 87, dau of Blanche Remfry and Amos Uglow
Amos Uglow from Cornwall (a Methodist minister working in country Victoria), wed 12 Apr 1871 #2267 to Blanche Remfrey and lived at Rochester.
The Argus, Melbourne, Tuesday 12 April 1921 reported their Golden weddinh anniversary - On the 12th April, 1871, at the Parsonage, Elmore, by the Rev. S. Bryant, Rev. Amos, eldest son of the late George and Mary Uglow, of Cornwall, England, to Blanch, only daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Remfry, of Bendigo. Present address, "Ulonga # 42 Jenkins street, Northcote.

Nathan Unwin

Nathan Unwin aged 42, his wife Sarah Jane Goodwin aged 39, and children Mary Ann already wed, James 13, Jemima, and Nathan agd 7 came 1849 on the on the Maitland. They went to work for squatter Arundel Wrighte at Bulleen.
This family is in the FirstFamilies2001 database, thanks to Kenneth Henry Unwin's work on the 24 February, 2000.
Ken discovered that Nathan was born 1807 at Arkesden in Essex, England and died 1892 at Euroke, Victoria Australia. Sarah Jane Goodwin was born 1808 at Clavering, Essex and died 1895 at Greenvale, Victoria, Australia.
With such excellent help, I found Nathan's death 1892 #9352 gave his age as 87 and parents as Jemima Chessem and James Unwin. Sarah's record is 1804 - 1892 #8391 with an age of 88 but her parents are unknown.
4 Children 1. Mary Ann Unwin 1826 - 1919 #16767 aged 93, wed about 1848 to Thomas Wright
2. Jemima Unwin 1831 - 1922 aged 91, wed 1850 to John Lyon,
3. James Unwin 1835 - 1924 #2856 aged 89, wed 1856 #3035 to Catherine Colbon
4. Nathan Unwin 1841 - 1928 #7424 aged 87, wed 1868 #973 to Jane Stanlake
1. Mary Ann Unwin 1826 - 1919 #16767 aged 93, daughter of Sarah Jane Goodwin and Nathan Unwin, wed c1848 to Thomas Wright. They lived first at Jika Jika then Eurora and finally at Shepparton, 9 Children
From Perilous Journeys, page 167, a photo of Nathan's 4 children.
4. Nathan Unwin 1841 - 1928 #7424 aged 87, born in Essex son of Sarah Jane Goodwin and Nathan Unwin, wed 1868 #973 to Jane Stanlake 1846 - 1902 #11146 aged 56, born at Footscray and died at Pakenham
8 Children 1. Sarah Jane Unwin 1868 #21823
2. Walter Oliver Unwin 1870 #11186 - 1889 #4107 aged 19
3. Amy Unwin 1873 #11632
4. Leslie Nathan Unwin 1875 #23271
5. Clara Lilian Unwin 1877 #9318
6. Twin Myra Jemima Unwin 1879 #23594 lived 2 months
7. Twin Lena Violet Unwin 1879 #23595 lived 10 months
8. Albert Harold Unwin 1885 #12456
1. Sarah Jane Goodwin Unwin 1868 #21823 wed 1893 #1324 to Wm Ernest Manasseh Bond 1870 #1027 son of Mary Ann Cuthbert and John Bond, born in Greenvale, and lived in Broadmeadows. See letter
John Bond from Huntingdonshire wed 1869 #1040 to Mary Ann Cuthbert 1851 - 1930 #9302 aged 82, dau of Hannah Cooper and John Cuthbert, from Suffolk died at Echuca
8 children 1. Wm Ernest Franklin Bond 1894 #1259
2. Leslie Leigh Horton Bond 1895 #9868
3. Sydney Clive Bond 1896 #25882 - 1897 #684 lived 1 month
4. Herbt Stanley Clive Bond 1897 #26158
5. Alister J E Bond born at Junee NSW 2432/1902
6. Hurtle S O Bond born at Dubbo NSW 22683/1905
7. Daphne F J Bond born at Dubbo NSW 33976/1906
8. Ruby A Bond born at Dubbo NSW 3504/1910

From on Thursday, 23 February 2012
Hullo Elizabeth ,
I have just read a most fascinating account of the Unwin family, which I believe has been your project. My mother was Ruby Adeline May Bond, youngest child of Sarah Jane Unwin and William Ernest Manasseh Bond.
Sarah Jane Unwin (my grandmother) features in your website as the eldest child of Nathan Unwin Jnr & Jane Unwin (Stanlake). Nathan Jnr is also mentioned in a web site written by a Ken Unwin who mentioned that Nathan Jnr was his great grandfather. I have just discovered that he was my great grandfather also. Ken also mentions that Sarah Jane Unwin married William Ernest Manasseh Bond. I have a copy of my mother’s birth certificate which shows that both William and Sarah Jane were born at Green Vale Victoria.
I remember my grandmother telling me that as a child she was sent to live with her grandmother who I believe would have been Sarah Jane Unwin (Goodwin) who arrived in Australia in 1849 with her husband Nathan Snr and their children. One of their sons, James, appears to have had a daughter Sarah Jane who married William Wilson, so Sarah Jane seems to have been a very popular name in the Unwin family.
The sites I have visited mention that the Unwins and I presume the Bonds, were involved with the Primitive Methodist Church . The connection with the Methodist church continued when my grandparents moved to NSW. They lived the latter years of their lives at Ashfield and Sarah Jane was the organist at the Ashbury Methodist Church . William Ernest died in 1944 and Sarah Jane died in 1953 at the age of 84.
I do hope this might be of interest to you. If you could point me in the right direction to discover more about the Unwins and Bonds I would be most grateful. I would also be interested in contacting Ken Unwin.
Kind regards, Denise Gosling



4. Leslie Nathan Unwin 1875 #23271 wed 1904 #5535 to Margaret Ramage 18 Sep 1880 #17746 - 20 Nov 1963 #24392 died at Toora aged 83, and lived at Yarram then Toora
3 children 1. Leslie David Unwin 1905 #14729
2. Ada Janet Unwin 1907 #31358
3. Vera May Unwin 1910 #7096
5. Clara Lilian Unwin 1877 #9318 wed c1903 to James Ramage
1 child 1. Olive Mabel Janet Ramage 1904 #23533

Rose Unwin

Rose Unwin
aged 24 came Jul 1888 came on the Hubbuck

From Friday, 26 July 2013
Hello Elizabeth, My Grandfather was Alfred Henry Unwin. My check of the Australian War Memorial WW1 records for A. H. Unwin shows on his enlistment documents that his mother was ‘Rose Hannah ROFF’ of Broadford. His mother Rose Hannah Unwin [Pavitt] as best as I can ascertain, either remarried / lived with a John ROFF of BROADFORD, Victoria A check of the Fawkner General Cemetry site shows that she is buried with a John ROFF and with one Lillian Constance ROFF. Date of her burial is 16 February 1937 Your entry from the UNWIN PIONEERS is as follows: Rose Unwin aged 24 came Jul 1888 came on the Hubbuck and matches in age the Rose Unwin who died 1897 #9588 aged 35, parents unknown. I agree with the arrival on the HUBBUCK but the balance is ??
Beautiful - now it looks like Rose came to join her husband Charles Gray Unwin


Samuel Charles Unwin

Samuel Charles Unwin (death not recorded) wed 1862 #1088 to Esther Mary Ann Larkin 1847 - 1913 #1131 aged 66, daughter of William Robert Larkin
5 Children 1. Maud Unwin 1863 #11885
2. Arthur Edward Unwin 1865 #564
3. Mary Ann Unwin 1866 #12880
4. Sophia Unwin 1869 #8280
5. Emma Unwin 1871 #22866
Emma and Thomas Unwin, both aged 40, came March 1859 on the Lincolnshire.

Thomas King Unwin

Thomas King Unwin 1828 - 1889 #13357 aged 61, son of Sarah Cranley and George Unwin, wed 1856 #738 to Clara Vaughan and leaves the Victorian records.

William Unwin

William Unwin born in Cambridge, wed 1869 #2381 to Betsy Hickman 1838 - 1871 #7863 aged 33, daughter of 'Joseph Blackham', no children

William Unwin

William Unwin born in Freemantle, wed 1879 #3742 to Ellen Sloane 1855 - 1912 #2716 aged 57,
4 Children 1. Harriett Unwin 1881 #2574 - 1953 #3099 aged 72
2. Lily Unwin 1882 #22669 - 1970 #18847 aged 86, wed Sutherland
3. William Arthur Unwin 1885 #11719 - 1938 #14059 aged 52
4. Henry Unwinn 1888 #13536

William James Unwin

William James Unwin 1836 - 1927 #7682 aged 91, son of Eliza Holder and William Unwin, born in Middlesex, wed 1867 #4015 to Ellen Kellher 1846 - 1892 #7793 aged 46
5 Children 1. William James Unwin 1868 #24632
2. Mary Emily Unwin 1869 #17275
3. Eliza Ellen Unwin 1871 #13471
4. Joseph Unwin 1872 #6610
5. Harriet Etta Unwin 1875 #13486


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