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Surnames mentioned on this page
Minnie Louisa Billings, Mary Ann Cook, Mabel Ethel Leech,
Edna Josephine Lockett, Frederick David Metelmann, Annie Grace Nesbit,
Bridget O'Brien, Thomas O'Shea


To quote John D Frampton, who no longer answers to his Email address, and has entered the following material on the site www.firstfamilies2001.net.au
Life Before Australia:

Michael Younghusband married Mary Cook, 20 November 1797, in the parish of Sunderland, County of Durham.

Michael and Mary had seven children, they were: Eleanor bapt. 21 October 1798, at Sunderland, (married George Coltee, 6 June 1819) Thomas bapt. 23 August 1801, Mary bapt. 23 October 1803, George bapt.1 December 1808, John born 1810, died 15 September 1815, Mary Ann born 22 March 1812 and John born 16 May 1814. .

Thomas Younghusband married Mary Grahame they were the parents of the following six children: Mary, b.1826, Martha, b.1828. d. 26 March 1838, aged 9 years, Thomas, b.1831, Ann b.1832, Nathan Grahame, b.1834 and Henry b.1837, died 5 July, 1837. All were baptised in the parish of Great & Little Clifton, Workington, Cumberland, England.

Mary Younghusband (nee Grahame) died in 1837 aged 41 years, her husband, Thomas Younghusband, was buried on the 11 January 1859. At the time of his death he was a resident of Grey Southern in the Parish of Brigham.

Life in Australia:

Thomas John YOUNGHUSBAND, married Bridget O'Brien, on 17 August 1861, in St.Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Heidelberg, Victoria. His age was shown as 31 and hers as 24, their occupations were labourer and servant respectively.

They had met on board the Shooting Star, whilst both were migrating to Australia, arriving in Melbourne on 26 February 1857, he was then aged 25 yrs.

Thomas and Bridget settled on land, one mile from Newbridge, Victoria towards Laanecoorie, which they sold by auction on 20 February 1872. On 15 June 1871, whilst still residing at Newbridge, Thomas gained selection of leasehold land of 128 acres, being Allotment 10, Section C, in the Agricultural Area of Moliagul in the parish of Tarnagulla, county of Gladstone. Later, 9 March 1881, he acquired a further 60 acres, being Allotment 12A Section C, the lease of Stefano Pola. Stefano had arranged a mortgage with Thomas to pay out an original mortgage held over the land by Joseph Tivey. Consequently Thomas was obliged to foreclose on the arrangement because of Stefano Pola's inability to pay the mortgage out.


Shipping records appear to change the romantic story of Bridget and Thomas's adventures on the Shooting Star. Thomas appears to have met Bridget when she arrived nearly two years after him, and they began their romance with memories with the 'Shooting Star' in common.
Both came as unassisted migrants.
SurnameGiven namesAgeMonthYearShipCodeFichePage
YOUNGHUSBANDTHOMAS25FEB1857SHOOTING STARB120005
OBRIENBRIDGET29DEC1858SHOOTING STARB154007
The full list of unassisted Younghusband arrivals in Melbourne, 1852 to 1876, is at the end of this page.
Thomas Younghusband 1830 - 5 Nov 1920, son of Mary Graham and Thomas Younghusband, married 17 Aug 1861 at Heidelburg to Bridget O'Brien 1833 - 7 Dec 1906 daughter of Bridget and Henry O'Brien. Family tradition stated that they met on the Shooting Star which left Liverpool 15 Nov 1856 and arrived Melb 26 Feb 1857.
Thomas Younghusband settled on land near Newbridge, which he sold on 20 Feb 1872 and moved to land on the Bullabul Creek at Arnold's Bridge. Children
1. Joseph Younghusband 1862
2. Mary Younghusband 1863
3. Cecily Maria Younghusband 1865 - 8 July 1936
4. Thomas Younghusband 1866 - 11 Dec 1954
5. Anne Younghusband 1867 - 19 Oct 1967
6. Twin Bridget Younghusband 1868 - 29 Sept 1953
7. Twin Elizabeth Younghusband 1868 died
8. Henry Younghusband 1869 - 22 Apr 1870 aged 7 months
9. Nathaniel Younghusband 6 Sept 1871
10. Henry Charles Younghusband 1874 - 18 May 1951
1. Joseph Younghusband 1862 did not marry
2. Mary Younghusband 1863 married Mr Charlton
3. Cecily Maria Younghusband 1865 - 8 July 1936 wed c1891 to Frederick David Metelmann 1867 - 17 July 1944, son of Catherine Hopkins and Christopher Metelmann
6 children   1. Elsie Catherine Metelmann 1892 - 27 Oct 1959
2. Mary Metelmann 1893 - 1983
3. Frederick Metelmann 1895 married Minnie Appleby
4. Twin Thomas Alexander Metelmann 1897
5. Twin Charles Alexander Metelmann 1897
6. Janet Ivy Metelmann 1899 married Samuel Bailie
4. Thomas Younghusband 1866 - 11 Dec 1954 married 1901 to Mabel Ellen (Ethel) Leech 1881 #12638 - 15 Jan 1954, daughter of Mary Jane Keast and Charles Leech, photos provided by Tom and Mabel at wedding of Alfred 15 Sep 1937 Gravestone for Tom and Mabel
9 children   1. Henry Thomas Younghusband 1901 - 14 Oct 1991
2. Leslie Boland Younghusband 1902 - 1914 aged 13
3. Frederick William Younghusband 1904 - 20 Aug 1981 married Vera Mary Smith 1907 - 1975, daughter of Ann Victoria McKean and Joseph E Smith
4. Ivy May Younghusband 1906 married Ernest Downey
5. Alfred James Younghusband 26 Sept 1909 - 28 Apr 1979 married Kathleen Mary Arnold 29 Sept 1916, 3rd child of James Arnold and Hope Mitchell
6. Jonathan James Younghusband 1912
7. Annie Eileen Younghusband 1915 - 19 Feb 1981 married Leslie Mason
8. Twin Ernest Leslie Younghusband 1917 - 1926
9. Twin Ronald Charles Younghusband 1917 - 27 July 1972
5. Anne Younghusband 1867 - 19 Oct 1967 lived 99 years, did not marry
6. Twin Bridget Younghusband 1868 - 29 Sept 1953 wed Thomas O'Shea 5 Apr 1878 - 22 Nov 1951
3 children   1. Thomas O'Shea mar Gertrude Wicker
2. Joseph O'Shea mar Edna Saunders
3. Kathleen O'Shea mar Thomas Kennedy
7. Twin Elizabeth Younghusband 1868 died
8. Henry Younghusband 1869 - 22 Apr 1870 aged 7 months
9. Nathaniel Younghusband 6 Sept 1871 - 1957, wed 1911 to Edna Josephine Lockett 1876 - 1961 aged 85, daughter of Ann Hogan and Joseph Lockett
2 children   1. Patricia Andrewina Younghusband 1913
2. Ednah Mary Younghusband 1915
10. Henry Charles Younghusband 1874 - 18 May 1951 married 1903 to Minnie Louisa Billings 1884 - 1962, daughter of Maud McCullum and John Billings - appears to be Minnie Louisa Billington 1882 #7182 daughter of Mary McCullum and William Billington born at Boort
11 children   1. Amy Doreen Younghusband 1903 married Mr Warhurst
2. Clifford Younghusband 1904
3. Floyd Younghusband 1905
4. Harold Younghusband 1907
5. Marie Melva Younghusband 1909 married Mr Drury
6. Vida Younghusband 1911 married Mr Studwick
7. Eric Roy Younghusband 1913 - 26 July 1991 married Elsie Seaman
8. Hedley Younghusband 1915
9. Vaughan Younghusband 1918
10. Clarence Lionel Younghusband 1921 - 14 July 1943
11. Garnet Younghusband 1923

Cousins
Nathaniel Younghusband 1836 - 1913, son of Mary Graham and Thomas Younghusband, brother of Thomas the First, above, arrived on King of Algiers on 1 Nov 1862. He married 1872 to Mary Ann Cook 1839 - 1917, daughter of Christina and William Cook
1. Charles Henry Younghusband 1873 - 1933 wed 1909 to Annie Grace Nesbit 1883 - 1944
6 children 1. Mary Annie Younghusband 1909
2. Charles Alexander Graham Younghusband 1911 - 1976
3. James Wilfred Younghusband 1912
4. Winifred Jean Younghusband 1914
5. Elsie May Younghusband 1917
6. Lorna Younghusband 1920

Unassisted Immigration to Victoria 1852-1879, Index to Inward Passenger Lists,

From British and Foreign Ports, sorted into date and possible family groups.
New Search at http://www.cohsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/db/ship.pl
SurnameGiven namesAgeMonthYearShipCodeFichePage
A = Adult after a name
Younghusband W 24 Jun 1852 Fatel Oheb F 002 001
Younghusband ---- Mrs 22 Aug 1852 Augusta Schneider B 005 006
Younghusband Thos 24 Nov 1852 El Dorado B 016 003
Younghusband Thos 26 Nov 1852 Thorwaldsen B 016 002
Younghusband John 23 Aug 1853 Falcon B 048 005
Younghusband John A Sep 1854 Oliver Lang B 077 002
Younghusband Edwd 33 Dec 1854 Sultana B 079 001
Younghusband Mary 31 Dec 1854 Sultana B 079 001
Younghusband Thomas 25 Feb 1857 Shooting Star B 120 005
Younghusband Henry 38 Jun 1857 Norfolk B 125 002
Younghusband Hy 41 May 1859 Kent B 162 002
Younghusband ---- Mr 27 Apr 1860 Benares F 072 001
Younghusband Nathan 25 Nov 1862 King Of Algeria B 208 002
Younghusband ---- Miss 20 Dec 1863 Great Britain B 226 014
Younghusband ---- Miss 18 Dec 1863 Great Britain B 226 014
Younghusband ---- Mrs 41 Dec 1863 Great Britain B 226 014
Younghusband ---- Mr A Jan 1866 Bombay F 106 001
Younghusband C 23 Nov 1866 Red Jacket B 262 014
Younghusband J C 47 Jan 1867 Anglo Saxon B 264 001
Younghusband John 39 May 1870 Great Britain B 294 006
Younghusband ---- Mrs A Jul 1876 Bangalore F 161 001
Ann Younghusband 1844 - 1932 aged 88, daughter of Johanna Landrigan and John Younghusband
Mary Younghusband died at Ararat in 1912 aged 91, so born 1821, her parents are unknown.
Nathan Grahame Younghusband died at Tarnagulla in 1913 aged 76, so born 1837, son of Mary Grahames and Thomas Younghusband.

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