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Vallender


Cousins please write to Margaret wrote on Mon, 4 Jul 2005

Here is an update on the Vallender Family. (sorry it has taken so long) The first John Vallender to come to Benalla, arrived in Australia from Birmingham England. (not sure when) He was born in Churcham 1833 the son of John & Amelia Vallender. He married Emma Roper on 28th December 1858 at St Peters in Melbourne Emma came to Australia on the 18th April 1857 on board the Persia They had 5 children. William (died in infancy )John, Henry, Frank, and Annie.. The family lived in Brunwick, Geelong and Ascot Vale before they came to Benalla in the early 1880's John (1) was a butcher by trade. He also owned property at Devenish and Lurg

2. John married Rebecca Blackburne the daughter of Robert and Mary Jane Blackburne in 1885 and they had 9 children Frank, Margaret (Daisy) John, William, Harry, Margaret, Robert, George, and Elizabeth (Maisie). Frank, Margaret, Margaret & George all died during their childhood. John (return soldier of WW1) married Isobel Gunn, William married Rachel Varcoe, Harry married Ella Bailey and migrated to USA, Robert (my father, who was also a return soldier of WW1 & WW2) married (1) Lillian Scherell (2) Olive Nicholas. Elizabeth married a return soldier WW1 George Westle.

3. Henry Vallender never married, he owned a Draper Shop in Nunn Street Benalla

4. Annie was the first pupil teacher at Benalla East State School. She married a widower by the name of Frederick Bird, he was a Tailor and had a shop in Nunn Street Benalla

5. Frank married a widow by the name of Isobel England (nee Wood) Isobel had a son Richard by her first marriage, But Frank and her didn't have any children.


John Vallender 1834 - 1890 #5835 aged 56, wed 1858 #3730 to Emma Roper 1834 - 1901 #4578 aged 67, and lived in Geelong
5 Children 1. William Vallender 1860 #2963 lived 1 year
2. John Vallender c1862
3. Harry Vallender 1864 #986
4. Ann Vallender 1865 #15402
5. Frank Vallender 1867 #2306
2. John Vallender c1862 wed 1885 #3782 to Rebecca Blackburne c1864 and lived at Benalla
9 Children 1. Frank Cuthbert Vallender 1887 #8627 lived 3 months
2. Margaret Vallender 1888 #26817 - 1895 #4379 lived 6 years
3. Jno Vallender 1890 #29853 wed Isobel Gunn
4. William Vallender wed Rachel Varcoe
5. Harry Vallender 1895 #18147 wed Ella Bailey and went to USA
6. Robt Blackburne Vallender 1897 #830 wed Lillian Scherell then Olive Nicholas
7. Margaret Vallender infant death
8. Geo Edwd Vallender 1901 #765
9. Elizabeth (Maisie) Vallender wed George Westle
4. Ann Vallender 1865 #15402 wed 1887 #7194 to Fred Aug Bird who appears to be widowed father of six
1 Child 1. Alice Bird 1888 #17790

Van Berkel


From on Sunday, 10 February 2013
Hi, Thank you for the wonderful site. I would like to forward some information about Hugo van Berkel s wife. Her name is actually Christiana Cock (not Christina) baptised 23 Feb 1845 in St Just Cornwall. She immigrated to Melbourne Australia arriving 14 May 1858. (not c:1866) I have attached a birth index. Hope you find this helpful regards Laura
I also found the marriage of Christiana's parents.
Christiana Goolden Glazebrook wed Apr-Jun 1840 to James Cock in the district Madeley in the county of Shropshire.
For more details of the family see my notes for James Cock



Hugo Van Berkel 1839 - 1882 #4158 age 43, son of Hugo Van Berkel from Rotterdam, died at Ballarat, wed 1862 #2602 to Christina Cock 1845 - 1874 #6864 aged 29 daughter of Christiana and James Cock, from Cornwall, lived at Ballarat
Hugo Van Berkel wed 1875 #2297 to Henrietta Menzies and lived in Ballarat
Hetta Van Berkel wed 1891 #6082 to Henry Bennett of Talbot, Vic
3 Children
of Christina
1. Louisa Van Berkel 1865 - 1954 #8618 aged 89,
2. Christina Sophia Van Berkel 1867 #12477R
3. Hugo Van Berkel 1869 #20443
4 Children
of Henrietta
3. John Alexander Van Berkel 1876 #6629
4. John Marion Van Berkel 1877 #19961
5. Stuart Van Berkel 1879 #13470
6. Wm Hy Bennett 1892 #16017 born at Narraport
1. Louisa Van Burkel 1865 - 1954 #8618 aged 89, dau of Christina Cocks and Hugh Van Burkel, wed 1885 #7197 to Friedrick Otto Reinhardt 1861 - 1943 #11329 aged 82, son of Sohhia and Frederick Reinhardt from Germany
4 Children 1. Fredk Otto Reinhardt 1886 #28725 - 1965 #22536 aged 79 2. Hugo Max Reinhardt 1888 #15728 - 1976 #10327 aged 88 3. Sophia Minna Reinhardt 1890 #7764 - 1973 #20755 aged 82, wed Krause 4. Oswald Reinhardt 1892 #27446 - 1975 #4493 aged 82
1. Christina Sophia Van Berkel 1867 #12477 - 16 Apr 1956, born at Ballarat wed Henry Jenkins Deason

Michael Vanstan

Mary Winter (b. 1795) wed John Vanstan in 1816 in Ireland - they went to London, then Australia and back to London, then after John's death Mary returned to Australia. Mary Vanstan nee Winter 1795 - 1880 #268 aged 85, dau of Lydia and William Winter, mother of Lydia

Michael Vanstan 1822 - 1882 #9301 aged 59, parents not recorded, wed Jul-Sep 1852 to Lydia Vanstan, in UK district of Strand which boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex; The appear in Emerald Hill, (Melbourne) in 1857died in Melbourne
9 children 1. Thomas Henry Vanstan c1853
2. Mary Vanstan c1854
3. John Vanstan 1857 #5381 - 1858 #404 lived 10 months
4. Jessie Vanstan 1859 #532 - 1860 #334 lived 12 months
5. Jessie Jane Vanstan 1860 #11681 - 1862 #2077 lived 1 year
6. Jane Jessie Vanstan 1862 #3449
7. William Vanstan 1862 #4026 - 1862 #8379 lived 11 months
8. Leah/Lydia Vanstan 1864 #23257 - 1866 #5681 lived 2 years
9. Unnamed Male/William Vanstone 1869 #10020
1. Thomas Henry Vanstan c1853 wed 1873 #3311 to Julia Hannah Kempster 1850 #25806 dau of Ellen Dwight and William Kempster, and lived at Ballarat
7 children 1. John William Vanstan 1874 #13650 - 1875 #10867 lived 1 year
2. William Henry Kempster Vanstan 1876 #6845 - 1878 #7631 lived 2 years
3. Frederick James Vanstan 1878 #13245
4. Charles Vanstan 1880 #20302
5. Ellen Vanstan 1885 #7510
6. Julia Vanstan 1888 #17420
7. Thomas Henry Vanstan 1891 #19108
2. Mary Vanstan c1854 - 1925 #10225 aged 72, wed 1874 #2362 to Thomas William Haweis 1833 - 1895 #6862 aged 50, son of Mary Davies and James Oliver Haweis from Sussex, died in Prahan
3 children 1. Thomas Haweis 1875 #11501
2. Reginald Oliver Haweis 1876 #18279 - 1877 #3101 lived 10 months
3. Florence Haweis 1886 - 1958 #14890 aged 72
9. William Vanstan 1869 #10020 wed 1895 #3873 to Mary Ann Coad 1874 #24713 - 1970 #2370 aged 95 and lived in Moyston
8 children 1. Ernest Wm Vanstan 1896 #22102 - 1962 #17377 aged 66
2. John Joseph Vanstan 1898 #5272 - 1984 #4233 aged 86
3. Evelyn George Vanstan 1899 #28634 - 1985 #20198 aged 85
4. Willie Linden Vanstan 1901 #21214 - 1972 #29554 aged 71
5. Melville Phillip Vanstan 1904 #14781
6. Elma Mary Vanstan 1907 #7356
7. Twin Arthur Victor Vanstan 1908 #13475
8. Twin Frank Vincent Vanstan 1908 #13476

James Vawdon

The Chandernagore came June 1854 with James Vawdon aged 29, and Alice Vawdon aged 22
Chandernagore is also a French settlement in India, with a small adjoining territory, situated on the right bank of the river Hugh, 20 miles above Calcutta, and now a quiet suburb of Calcutta.
From British Parliamentary Papers, 1856 XXIV [2089], 393, - 'Return of Ships and Emigrants dispatched by Public Funds to Victoria' in 1854
The ship Chandernagore of 620 new tons, departed 4 Mar 21 arrived at Melbourne June 1854 taking 109 days, Surgeon Superintendent W.W. M'Creight with 40 males and 167 females, 12 male and 26 female children under 14, total 245 souls No deaths during the voyage.

James Vawdon and Alice Pickard (later Rickards) came June 1854 on the Chandernagore as Assisted British Immigration, and lived in Geelong

10 Children 1. Alice Ann Vawdon 1854 #6716
2. Henry Tait Vawdon 1856 #12795 lived 15 months
3. James Henry Vawdon 1859 #2824
4. Frederick John Vawdon 1860 #14678
5. Ellen Coram Vawdon 1863 #2354
6. Joseph Vawdon 1865 #8555
7. William Vawdon 1867 #15082
8. George Vawdon 1870 #2545
9. Edith Mary Vawdon 1872 #9083
10. Grace Margaret Vawdon 1875 #2676
4. Frederick John Vawdon 1860 #14678 wed 1892 #3372 to Aminda Sarah Ann Capeness 1869 #6027
2 Children 1. Harold Frederick Vawdon 1893 #16410 2. Regd Geo Vawdon 1897 #12745
5. Ellen Coram Vawdon 1863 #2354 - 1945 #3570 aged 82, wed 1889 #589 to Frederick James Berryman 1864 #22955 and lived at South Melbourne, 3 children
7. William Vawdon 1867 #15082 wed 1895 #2207 to Margretta Sophia Maxwell 1870 #919
2 Children 1. Hy Lance Wm Vawdon 1898 #14900 2. Kathleen Iris Elaine Vawdon 1899 #21115
8. George Vawdon 1870 #2545 wed 1900 #2541 to Lillie Blanche Granger 1872 #18223
9. Edith Mary Vawdon 1872 #9083 wed 1900 #6918 to Fred Gilbert Smale Carpenter
10. Grace Margaret Vawdon 1875 #2676 wed 1901 #2784 to Gilbert Elliot

Veitch

John Tennant Veitch born 16 May 1828 at Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland son of Helen Hill wed 04 FEB 1823 at Dalmeny, West Lothian, Scotland to Andrew Veitch
John Veitch aged 24 came Dec 1852 on the Grampian

John Tennant Veitch 1828 - 1894 #15084 aged 66, son of Helen and Andrew Veitch, wed 1853 #936 to Jane Willison / Wilson 1827 - 1887 #8839 aged 60, daughter of Elizabeth Tannock and Andrew Wilson

5 Children 1. Unnamed Female Veitch 1854 #3291
2. Andrew Wilson Veitch 1856 #8591
3. John Tennent Veitch 1860 #9174
4. Jane Helen Veitch 1862 #12064
5. Jessie Margaret Veitch 1866 #115
2. Andrew Wilson Veitch 1856 #8591 - 1913 #12041C aged 56, wed 1880 #1346 to Margaret McHenry 1858 #1850
13 Children 1. Andrew Veitch 1880 #3347 lived 3 days
2. John Tennent Veitch 1881 #13915 - 1947 #19583 aged 64 died at Ballarat,
3. Jessie Christina Veitch 1884 #234 wed 1919 #6680 to Jno Augustus Norton
4. Andrew Wilson Veitch 1885 #15209 wed 1920 #8461 to Elizth Ethel Quayle 1888 #26648 - 1980 #24514 daughter of Elizabeth Victoria Banks and John Edward Quayle
5. William Mchenry Veitch 1887 #340 lived 14 months
6. Helen Jane Veitch 1888 #26522 - 1889 #223 lived 6 months
7. Thomas Veitch 1889 #28256 - 1889 #15002 lived 2 days
8. James Veitch 1889 #28257 - 1890 #279 lived 3 months
9. Hugh Ramsay Veitch 1893 #9279 wed 1920 #3547 to Grace Victoria May Nunn
10. Hellen Jane Veitch 1895 #8975
11. Norman Archie Raymon Veitch 1897 #8131 - 1898 #5683 lived 1 year
12. Gerte Norma Lillian Veitch 1898 #15886 - 1898 #14822 lived 1 month
13. Douglas Gordon Veitch 1900 #16146 - 1901 #247 lived 1 month
3. John Tennent Veitch 1860 #9174 wed 1896 #1112R to Sarah Jeanette Louise Dunn

From on Monday, 8 December, 2008

You show on your site that John Tennant Veitch who married Sarah Jeanette Louise (Dunn) Casson died in Victoria he died in Western Australia and is buried in Karakatta cemetery together with his wife Sarah Jeanette. John Tennant and Sarah were the grandparents of my husband Robert Stanley who is the son of Helen Veitch and Philip Stanley, Helen being the youngest child of John Tennant and Sarah.
P Stanley

Thankyou, I got confused, overlooked your John had a nephew of the same name.


5. Jessie Margaret Veitch 1866 #115 wed 1897 #1018 to Fitz Jas Searight. James Fitzjames Searight from Ireland wed 1870 #845 to Emily Gardner - only entry till 1888.


Venner

In the realms of fascinating history
Thomas Venner (died 19 January 1661), a cooper who became the last leader of the Fifth monarchy men, tried unsuccessfully to overthrow Oliver Cromwell in 1657 and subsequently led a coup in London against the newly-restored government of Charles II of England. This event, known as "Venner's Rising", lasted four days (1 - 4 January 1661) before the Royal authorities captured the rebels. The rebel leadership suffered execution on 19 January 1661.

Immigrants to Victoria
Venner Matilda 19 Feb 1848 Lady Peel To Port Phillip
Venner Ambrose 25 Jan 1853 Alipore
Venner John 30 Jan 1857 Merrie England
Venner Ann 29 Oct 1866 White Star 14a 125
Venner Elizth 20 Nov 1868 Conflict 14 414
Venner Kate 19 Nov 1868 Conflict 14 414
Venner Maria 20 Nov 1868 Conflict 14 414 V

The Balnaguith arrived Jan 1857 with 221 Assisted British Immigrants including Charles Greed 48, Sarah Greed 49, Emily Greed 18, Alfred Chs Greed 16, Sarah Ann Greed 14, Isabella Greed 12, Abraham Greed 10, George Greed 8, Ann S Greed 6 and Harriet Greed 4.

Thomas Venner wed 1860 #2735 to Sarah Ann Greed 1845 - 1896 #12187 aged 51, daughter of Charles Greed and Sarah Weaver came 1857 on the Balnaguith with 8 children, and lived in Ararat

12 Children 1. Thomas Charles Venner 1861 #15198 lived 14 days
2. Elsie Fanny Venner 1862 #12036
3. Emily Venner 1864 #12655 lived 6 years
4. Isabella Venner 1866 #147 lived 1 year
5. Lucy Jane Venner 1868 #6681
6. David Henry Venner 1870 #94 lived 1 month
7. Alfred Ernest Venner 1871 #145
8. Sarah Ann Venner 1873 #13878
9. Amy Susanna Venner 1875 #20614
10. Harry Venner 1877 #12695
11. Frederick George Venner 1879 #13299 lived 4 years
12. Charles Thomas Venner 1881 #6641
2. Elsie Fanny Venner 1862 #12036 wed 1888 #418 to Edward Edwin Stones 1864 #19500 born at Ballarat, 3 chn
5. Lucy Jane Venner 1868 #6681 wed 1893 #5842 to John Maling and lived at Hopetoun, Matlock then Balwyn
5 Children 1. Alice Eliz Maling 1894 #21430
2. Fredk Venner Maling 1896 #4099 - 1896 #9919 lived 1 month
3. Leslie Geo Maling 1897 #19937
4. Eva Jane Saunders Maling 1899 #20342
5. Jno Butler Maling 1901 #24396
7. Alfred Ernest Venner 1871 #145 wed 1897 #5691 to Sarah Jane Rhodes
1st Child 1. Amy May Venner 1899 #17373
9. Amy Susan Venner 1875 #20614 daughter of Sarah Ann Greed and Thomas Venner born at Ararat, wed 1899 #1761 to Albert Robbins 1872 #13340 and lived at Learmonth, 5 Children


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