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Frederick Vendy

From the Mundia pages by Helen Kinlock, Maria Tilley 1812-1880 and Matthew Benderbatch or Lambert 1813-1898 lived in Medbourne and are in the 1841 census as Vandyback. Their surname evolved to be later written as Vendyback then Vendy. Son Frederick John Vendy, 1837-1901 aged 64, born: Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire England, and died in Stawell, Victoria, Australia, when aged 25 Years, a Labourer, English, came as an Unassisted Immigrant aboard the Red Jacket, 1,597 Tons, Master O'Halloran, which sailed from Liverpool on 20 July 1858 and arrived in Melbourne on 31 October 1858.

From on Sun, 30 Jul 2006
Hello Elizabeth,
As a descendant of Louisa VENDY formerly Swanson (Svennson) nee Morgan, I was very interested to stumble across your Vendy webpage. I descend from Marguretta Louisa Swanson (Svennson) born Melbourne circa 1854/5 (d/o Otto Fredererick Svennson (Swanson) and Louisa Morgan) who married my great great grandfather John James Charles Hooker at Greymouth, New Zealand on 25 December 1872. A witness at the wedding was Ann Maria OLSON formerly MORGAN nee POWELL, the bride's grandmother, who I understand died at Landsborough on 28 September 1897.. As far as I waas able to discover, Louisa and her first husband Otto Frederick Svennson had the following children:
1. Marguretta Louisa Svennson/Swanson
2. Emmeline Svennson/Swanson, Born Melbourne 6 November 1856, Died prior to 1859?
3. Alfred Svennson/Swanson Died Ballarat 14 November 1857 aged 4 days.
4. Frederick Richard Svennson/Swanson Born Ballarat 8 January 1859, Died prior to 1915?
5. Ann Maria Ellen Svennson/Swanson Died Campbells Creek St Arnaud Vic, 19 October 1861 aged 3 months.
It is apparent that correspondence must have passed between my own family and the Vendys as we hold photos of the latter and a memoriam notice for Arthur Llewellyn Vendy who, I seem to recollect, died at Kalgoorlie WA in 1896.
I certainly would be delighted to hear from you regarding your Vendy research.
Best wishes,
Garry Hooker

Hans Olson wed 1854 #3477A to Anne Maria Powel Morgan
There is a death that links Morgan and Powell -
James Henry Morgan 1838 - 1866 #5639 aged 28, son of Ann Maria Powell and Henry Morgan of London
There are no marriages, or registrations of births for James Henry Morgan
Maybe our Henry Morgan 1807 - 1865 #7088 aged 57, of Shropshire

(William) Henry Morgan,s/o William MORGAN and Maria JACKSON of Ludlow, Shropshire. William Henry MORGAN who was bap at Ludlow on 18 August 1809, was a gunsmith of Mill St., Ludlow and later of London. He apparently married Ann Maria POWELL (bap Orleton, Herefordshire 28 August 1810 and d/o Richard POWELL, innkeeper and his wife Jane CARTWRIGHT) but their marriage has not been traced.
6 Children 1. Emma Elizabeth MORGAN Bap Orelton 25 August 1833
2. James Henry MORGAN Bap Orelton 11 March 1835 Died 1866
3. Louisa MORGAN Bap Ludlow circa 1836
4. Herbert MORGAN Bap Orleton 11 August 1839
5. Alfred MORGAN Bap Stepney, London 21 August 1841
6. Catherine Mary MORGAN Bap Shadwell, London 23 September 1848, wed Ballarat Vic 18 June 1869 William Stewart DUNCAN

Henry Morgan may have come to Victoria between 1848 and 1853.
said - we earlier had found a 24 July 1865 Melbourne death (fatally run down by a tram driver) of a Henry Morgan, gunsmith of Shropshire aged 57, the same as William Henry Morgan, but could not identify him as ours not being able to find an Australian immigration record for him.
The Stratheden came May 1853 with Anne Morgan 40, Louisa Morgan 15, Alfred Morgan 11 and Catherine Morgan 4.
If Henry Morgan also came to Victoria, it looks like her first marriage had broken down as Anne then wed 1854 to Hans Olson
Otto Frederick Swanson 1822 - 1860 #10985 aged 38 son of Ann and Peter Swanson of Sweden, wed as Frederick Svensson 1 August 1853 #467 to Louisa Morgan and had Emeline christened at St James CofE Melb then lived at Ballarat
Otto Frederick (Frederic) Svensson was bap at Alem, Kalmar, Sweden on 1 March 1822 the son of Peter Svensson aka Sven Pehr Perhsson, a farmer, and his wife Anna Greta Andersson and he had died in Ballarat by 26 October 1860, when an inquest was held for the cot death of Anna Maria Ellen Sverison (Baby 5, in list)
From about 1857 he and his wife worked on the goldfields, he as a carpenter and she as a dressmaker, milliner etc. It was while she was a young widow at Campbells Creek, St Arnaud, Vic, that their youngest child Ann Maria Ellen SVENSSON died in her mother's shop of cot death. One of the witnesses at the subsequent inquest was a Leicestershire butcher Frederick VENDY who had arrived at Melbourne as a single man on the "Red Jacket" on 14 October 1858. It seems likely that the couple then were courting for he married the widow at the Registry Office, Dunolly, Vic on 15 April 1862. The Vendys later (about 1866) settled at Landsborough Vic, where most of their family were born. He was the local butcher and she the local dressmaker. He died at Stawell Vic on 14 November 1901 and is buried at Landsborough , while she died at Landsborough on 8 August 1915 where she also is buried.
Frederick Vendy aged 25 came Oct 1858 on the Red Jacket
Mathew Vendy wed 02 May 1835 to Maria Tilly at Thorpe Langton, Leicester, England
IGI entry identifies her as Maria Tilley Christening: 22 Nov 1812 dau of Mary Twingler and William Tilley at Thorpe Langton, Leicester, England
Frederick Vendy 1835 - 1901 #15573 aged 66 son of Maria Tilly and Mathew Vendy wed 1862 #2238 to Louisa Swanson nee Morgan and lived at Landsboro
Louisa Morgan left England for Australia on the clipper ship Stratheden on 6 December 1852 when she was 15 years old.
Anne Morgan aged 40 came May 1853 on the Stratheden with Louisa Morgan aged 15, Alfred Morgan aged 11 and Catharine Morgan aged 4
5 Children
of Otto
1. Marguretta Louisa Swanson (Svennson) born Melbourne circa 1854/5 (see letter above)
2. Emeline Swanson 1856 #19565 - 1857 #1146 aged 3 months recorded as Emmeline Swennson
3. Alfred Swanson 1857 #14738 - 1857 #6499 lived 4 days
4. Frederick Richard Swanson 1859 #2382
5. Ann Maria Ellen death registered as Anna Maria Ellen Sverison 1861 #9859 aged 3 months dau of Louisa Mary Unknown and Otto Frederi, died in Vict
9 Children
of Frederick
6. Octive Ellen Vendy 1862 #14225
7. Alice Maria/Marian Vendy 1864 #9464
8. William Henry Vendy 1866 #9087 - 1867 #5866 lived 1 year
9. Victoria Mary Ann Vendy 1868 #17314
10. Albert Edward Vendy 1870 #9523
11. Henry Percy Vendy 1873 #24885 - 1948 #21527 aged 75
12. Arthur Lewellyn Vendy 1875 #16931
13. Constance Emma Vendy 1878 #3634
14. Alfred Norman Morgan Vendy 1880 #3459 - 1957 #21153 aged 77
6. Octavia Ellen Vendy 1862 #14225 wed 1887 #6046 to William Alexander Gunn 1861 #15806 born at Moonamel, lived at Horsham, Landsborough, Minyip, 5 Children
7. Alice Marian Vendy 1864 #9464 wed 1885 #1944 to Richard Brain
9. Victoria Mary Ann Vendy 1868 #17314 wed 1890 #375 to Walter Joseph Hodgetts 1863 #9687 born at Donk and lived at Landsborough, Ringwood
5 Children 1. Alice Marian Hodgetts 1892 #5514 - 1967 #21589 aged 75 wed Wilkins
2. Walt Cazimar Hodgetts 1894 #13309
3. Leonard Fredk Hodgetts 1895 #22241 - 1963 #21222 aged 68
4. Louisa Alfreda Vic Hodgetts 1898 #12231
5. Alberta Constance Hodgetts 1901 #6321
10. Albert Edward Vendy 1870 #9523 wed 1893 #2188 to Mary Friend 1872 #17173 - 1952 #1170 aged 79, and lived at Landsborough
5 Children 1. Mary Beatrice Vendy 1894 #4728 - 1964 #10655 aged 69 wed Johnson
2. Gerald Linton Vendy 1896 #21183
3. Beryl Mildred Vendy 1900 #27719 - 1964 #8212 aged 62 wed Walter Scammell then Birch
4. Ingram Frederick Vendy 1906 #11775
5. Thelma Warne Vendy 1912 - 1977 #25007 aged 65 wed Kinloch
11. Henry Percy Vendy 1873 #24885 - 1948 #21527 aged 75, wed 1905 #937 to Johanna Monica Mulcahy 1871 #124158 - 1957 #21759 aged 86, born at Landsborough and died at Dandenong
4 Children 1. Arthur James Vendy 1906 #6512 at Stawell
2. James Fred Vendy 1908 #12610 at Landsborough
3. John Ward Vendy 1910 #12526
4. Evelyn Mary Vendy 1913 #5111
13. Constance Emma Vendy 1878 #3634 wed 1899 #2309 to James Foggo Straton 1873 #17594 son of Margaret Marshall and Edward Straton born at Landsborough
2 Children 1. Harry Redvers Straton 1900 #22328
2. Jas Alf Straton 1901 #30122
14. Alfred Norman Morgan Vendy 1880 #3459 - 1957 #21153 aged 77 wed 1902 #2496 to Alice Perry 1880 #9863 - 1947 #3710 aged 67, and lived at Landsborough then Stawell
5 Children 1. Reginald Alfred Vendy 1904 #6204
2. Gladys Amelia Vendy 1905 #11684
3. Lindsay Robert Vendy 1907 #22369
4. Norman Llewellyn Vendy 1911 #6980
5. Frederick James Vendy 1912 #31590

From on Fri, 26 Jan 2007
Subject: Albert Edward Vendy
Regarding Albert Edward Vendy's children: he and Mary had an additional child, Eric, who is not listed. He died when he was about twelve of tetanus from treading on a chop bone in bare feet.
Also Beryl Mildred was married for most of her life to Walter Scammell, she only married Birch late in life after her first husband died. Beryl and Walter had three children, Walter, Elaine and David.
My mother was Thelma Warne Vendy. I hope it's OK to suggest these amendments. Regards
Helen W. Kinloch


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