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James Webster, Joseph Nehemiah Webster, Johann Weisheit, Edward Weller,
Daniel Wellman, Charles Wells, Henry Wells, James Wells,


James Webster

James Webster wed 1861 #4073 to Agnes Louisa Symons and lived at Lancefield, then Romsey
Agnes may be daughter of William Symons aged 42 came Jun 1855 on the Ravenscraig with Jane Symons aged 41, Elizh Symons aged 12, Agnes Symons aged 8 and Francis Symons aged 7
10 Children 1. Martha Webster 1862 #21522 wed 1887 #
2. Mary Elizabeth Webster 1864 #16086 - 1941 #6376 aged 75, wed Strachan
3. David Webster 1866 #22146 lived 9 years
4. James Ironside Webster 1869 #18201 - 1955 #23157 aged 86
5. John Webster 1871 #25792 - 1956 #16550 aged 84
6. William Webster 1873 #26496 - 1946 #6096 aged 72
7. Agnes Isabella Webster 1876 #11722 - 1961 #19079 aged 85, wed William Robert Philpot
8. George Thompson Webster 1878 #18571 - 1970 #20369 aged 92
9. Robert Bartram Webster 1879 #25382
10. Thomas Luther Webster 1882 #25316 - 1949 #18517 aged 66
4. James Ironside Webster 1869 #18201 - 1955 #23157 aged 86, wed 1893 #1956 to Laura Esther Symons 1872 #3280 - 1959 #25828 aged 87 and lived at Kyneton
3 Children 1. Joseph James Webster 1893 #23972 - 1973 #19336 aged 79 death listed as James Joseph
2. Vera Isabella Webster 1896 #29034 - 1981 #21233 aged 83, wed Boyer
3. Robert Stanley Webster 1899 #11672 - 1980 #23392 aged 81
10. Thomas Luther Webster 1882 #25316 wed 1910 #6772 to Mary Jane Jolly 1881 #3898 and lived at Bendigo, then Bridgewater
3 Children 1. Agnes Iverson Webster 1911 #17299
2. Geo Lindsay Webster 1912 #17690
3. Wm Roy Symons Webster 1918 #8782

Joseph Nehemiah Webster

See Webster for a wonderful account of the life of John Nehemiah Webster, father of Joseph Nehemiah Webster
Joseph Nehemiah Webster wed 1856 to Lucinda Ellen Lack at Presbyterian Church Richmond and lived in the Goulburn area of NSW
From on Sun, 25 May 2003
My dad's mother was Sarah Frances Webster, who married James Stevenson on 30 Mar 1886, at Blayney NSW.
Joseph & Lucinda had 10 children and no 9 was reg. as Elizabeth Maria, born 21 Apr 1876 at Dubbo NSW. Henry was no 10 reg. as Henry Parry Lack. born 27 Nov 1878, although the NSWBD@M states 1879 no 20250 ( I have copies of both these Birth certs.) I have been collecting info. on my families for several years now and most of what I have is on A4 pages.

I should mention that Joseph & Lucinda were married by William Ross on 26 Feb 1856 at The Scots Church, Goulburn NSW. I have a copy of the Church Marriage Cert. So far we dont have much on Henry P L except when he was born and that he died in Melbourne Vic. If you are able to, could you please let me know when and where he was Married to Hetta Tussup, and details of any children, and when and where they were divorced, and when and where they died. Hope I am not asking for too much.
The net sure is a good way of contacting others who are researching the same Ancestors. All told I probably have about 100 A4 pages on the Websters.
A good account of John and Jane Webster was just above your site in google search.
9 Children 1. Alfred J J Webster 1856 #4780
2. Joseph N I Webster 1858 #7141
3. Emma J Webster 1860 #5691 at Braidwood
4. Leonard F N Webster 1863 #15436 at Young
5. Sarah F Webster 1865 #6444
6. Charles W T Webster 1868 #9109
7. Alice Mary Webster 1870 #10084
8. Paul Leslie A Webster 1873 #21073 at Yass
9. Elizabeth Maria Webster born 21 Apr 1876 at Dubbo NSW
10. Henry P J Webster 27 Nov 1878 registered 1879 #20250 at Orange
10. Henry Barry Jack (Henry Farry Lack) Webster 1879 - 1954 #118 aged 75, from NSW wed 1911 #10117R to Hetta Tussup, who appears to be Henrietta Garlick and divorced from Thomas Andrew Tussup, with daughter Beryl May Tussup 1898 #10412 - 1969 #6455 aged 70 who wed Davies

Johann Weisheit

Johann Friedrich Weisheit wed 1858 #3467 to Friedricka Zweig 1839 - 1880 #11187 aged 41, daughter of Louisa and Ernst Zweig, and lived at Sandhurst
7 Children 1. Johann Friedrich Weisheit 1858 #3467
2. Ludwine Fredericka Weisheit wed 1891 #4061 to John Beckerleg
3. Leonhardt Friedrick Weisheit 1863 #4595 lived 5 weeks
4. Elizabeth Weisheit 1867 #24344
5. Friedrich Hermann Weisheit 1870 #4988
6. Gottlieb Friedrich (Frederick) Weisheit 1871 #19229
7. Rosine Carolene Weisheit 1874 #11691
Herman Friedrich Weisheit 1870 #4988 wed 1892 #7334 to Johanna Michelsen 1873 - 1936 #8541 aged 63, and lived at Bendigo
2 Children 1. Vera Myrtle Weisheit 1894 #26716 wed 1913 #10389R to Geo Alex Crocker
2. Elsie May Weisheit 1895 #26919
Friedrich Wm Max Weisheit wed 1889 #8695 to Catherine Stevens
2 Children 1. Elsie May Weisheit 1890 #32685 lived 5 months
2. Fred Percy Weisheit 1892 #23143
Gottlieb Friedrich Weisheit wed 1897 #1602 to Alice Harry Poole
4 Children 1. Unnamed Male Weisheit 1898 #8671 lived 1 day
2. Alice May Weisheit 1899 #8084
3. Fredk Jas Weisheit 1903 #8106
4. Muriel Elsie Weisheit 1908 #16880

Edward Weller

Edward Weller 1836 - 1883 #5589 aged 47, son of Rebecca White and John Weller, wed 1862 #685 to Mary Band and lived at Queenstown then Kangaroo Ground
11 Children 1. Mary Weller 1862 #23089 - 1949 #19663 aged 86
2. Edward Weller 1864 #17499 - 1929 #15207 aged 65
3. John Weller 1866 #2777
4. Elizabeth Weller 1867 #22405 - 1956 #2899 aged 88
5. Isabella Weller 1870 #3070 - 1952 #7870 aged 82
6. Rhoda Weller 1872 #3158
7. James Weller 1873 #17329
8. Richard Weller 1875 #3129 - 1940 #21280 aged 65
9. Rebecca Weller 1876 #17083 - 1967 #20698 aged 90, wed Woodley
10. Lilly Weller 1878 #9857 - 1951 #16571 aged 72, wed 1901 #5408 to Thomas Angus Cameron
11. David Weller 1880 #16687
1. Mary Weller 1862 #23089 - 1949 #19663 aged 86 wed 1885 #4769 to Thomas Bell and lived at Yarra Flats
3 Children 1. Janet Mary Bell 1886 #23161 - 1960 #12916 aged 74
2. Daisy Bell 1888 #34586
3. Jno Edwd Thos Bell 1891 #28971 - 1955 #13843 aged 64
2. Edward Weller 1864 #17499 - 1929 #15207 aged 65, wed 1895 #6255 to Sarah Jane Crichton 1876 #24017
Edward Weller widower wed Minnie Crichton 1883 #3468 - 1963 #13530 aged 80,
3 Children 1. Mary Agnes Weller 1896 #28747 mother Jennie Crichton
2. Elvira Mary Jean Weller 1909 - 1949 #16559 aged 40
3. Leslie Crichton Weller 1912 - 1969 #408 aged 57
3. John Weller 1866 #2777 wed 1891 #3658 to Elspeth Johnston and lived at Kangaroo Ground
7 Children 1. Edward David Weller 1892 #5185 - 1892 #6814 lived 4 months
2. James Jno Weller 1892 #5184 - 1893 #2332 lived 1 year
3. Mary Janet Weller 1896 #27536 - 1897 #9277 lived 1 month
4. Benj Johnston Weller 1900 #4103 - 1900 #5881 lived 1 month
5. Lily Annie Weller 1901 #27750 - 1981 #05581 aged 79
6. John Alexander Weller 1898 - 1961 #707 aged 63
7. Elizabeth Myrtle Weller 1905 - 1976 #26257 aged 81
4. Elizabeth Weller 1867 #22405 - 1956 #2899 aged 88, as Eliza wed 1887 #6836 to Michael Calnin 1866 #11633 son of Margaret Sheahan 1831 - 1873 #5676 aged 42, dau of Mary Hayes and Patrick Sheahan, wed 1860 #1498 to Michael Calnan
8 Children 1. Edward James Calnin 1888 #10270 - 1970 #11914 aged 82
2. Margaret Calnin 1889 #29861 - 1971 #15773 aged 82, wed Trevillian
3. David Calnin 1891 #21394
4. Mary Calnin 1893 #11443 - 1896 #5459 lived 3 years
5. Lilian Calnin 1895 #2215 - 1976 #18416 aged 81, wed Sheahan
6. Eileen Calnin 1897 #2237 - 1949 #5845 aged 52, wed Ottaway
7. Eliza Calnin 1898 #17697
8. Vera Rebecca Calnin 1900 #9952
5. Isabella Weller 1870 #3070- 1952 #7870 aged 82, wed 1895 #798 to John Edward Greenaway and lived at Kangaroo Ground
2 Children 1. Wm Edwd Greenaway 1895 #21887
2. John Cecil Greenaway 1898 #27083 - 1962 #7367 aged 63
8. Richard Weller 1875 #3129 wed 1900 #7937 to Sarah Martha Elizth Smith
4 Children 1. Vera Weller 1901 #4174 - 1901 #2179 lived 1 day
2. May Weller 1901 #27749 - 1901 #14128 lived 1 day
3. Gladys Rita Weller 1904 - 1973 #30349 aged 69
4. Richard Raymond Weller 1907 - 1978 #25648 aged 71

Daniel Wellman

Daniel Wellman wed 1856 #2965 to Margaret Booth nee Roberts/Robbie and lived at Woolshed, Rutherglen,
Margaret Robbie wed 1854 #1592 to David Booth 1831 - 1856 #1696 aged 25 parents not known,
6 Children 1. Frances Webster Booth 1855 #319 - 1875 #967 aged 20
2. Daniel Harper Wellman 1857 #12664
3. Evelina Wellman 1860 #5333
4. James Prescott Wellman 1863 #5097
5. Mary Isabella Wellman 1864 #22351
6. William John Charles Wellman 1867 #16991
2. Daniel Harper Wellman 1857 #12664 wed 1889 #70 to Rose Annie Edwards and lived at Kensington Hill
3 Children 1. Percival Jas Wellman 1892 #33818
2. Maud Eveline Wellman 1895 #4535
3. Bertram Wm Wellman 1900 #12023
3. Eveline Wellman 1860 #5333 wed 1882 #5098 to John Henry Hooper Chambers 1859 #7426
4. James Prescott Wellman 1863 #5097 wed 1888 #8305 to Mary Ann Jarrett 1858 #758 of Melbourne
5. Mary Isabella Wellman 1864 #22351 wed 1888 #4993 to Robert Winter born at Wandiligon, and lived at Bright
1 Child 1. Robt Arnold Prescott Winter 1889 #18887

Charles Wells


From on Friday, 9 July, 2010
Dear Elizabeth, Not sure if any of this is assistance to you:I shall be in touch soon Regards, Vicki

William Wells 1792 - 8 Dec 1870 born at Bedford and died in Victoria, wed 14 October 1815, Northill, Bedford, England, to Mary Leighton born 1796, dau of Edith Peer and William Leighton, and died possibly 1868 #5750 aged 72
William Wells aged 59 came as Assisted British Immigrants Aug 1857 on the Talbot with Mary Wells aged 58, Jane Wells aged 33 and Thomas Wells aged 18
12 Children 1. Emelah 'Emily' Wells b. 11 May 1817, d. 6 Jan 1889, wed (1) 1 Dec 1838 to John Bayles 1816 - 1870 died in Victoria, 10 chn, and (2) 1875 to William Boustead
2. Jane Wells b. 17 Dec 1819
3. Ann Wells b. 17 Dec 1819
4. William Wells Jr. b. 25 Dec 1821
5. George Wells b. 22 Feb 1824
6. Sarah Wells b. 30 Dec 1826
7. Charles Wells b. 7 Sep 1828, d. 28 Dec 1898, wed 1854 to Emma Kemp and came to Victoria c1858, see family below
8. James Wells 1833 - 26 Jan 1920, wed 15 July 1861 #2365 in Victoria to Eliza Rowe 1839 - 19 Nov 1923, dau of Mary Troon and John Rowe, born at Madron, Cornwall and died at Beechworth, Vic, Australia
9. Frederick Wells b. 12 Apr 1835
10. Thomas Wells b. 1838, d. 7 Nov 1876 in Victoria

Charles Wells was christened 07 Sep 1828 at Eaton Socon, Bedford, England son of Mary and William Wells
From Nola Dunn on Sun, 29 Feb 2004 (my email to her bounced 12 Dec 2004)
Hi again,l'm in Melbourne on western side have only been to Blackburn Geneaology once (find it hard to get there) but local library has great info that l wish to exhaust before travelling further afield.
Charles' parents were William Wells and Mary Layton, Emma's were James Kemp and Eliza Hornsby.

The Indiana came July 1857 with 170 passengers including Charles Wells 28, Emma 22 and children William 2 and Frederick 1.
7. Charles Wells 28 came July 1857 on the Indiana with Emma Kemp 22 and lived at Beechworth
Emma Kemp 1835 - 1891 #4854 aged 56, dau of Eliza Hornsby and James Kemp, Charles Wells 1828 - 1898 #14990 aged 70, son of Mary Layton and William Wells
12 Children 1. William Wells 31 Dec 1854 - 13 Oct 1937
2. Frederick Wells 2 Jan 1856 - 1895 #4344 aged 39
3. Mary Jane Wells 6 June 1859 #10127 - 1915
4. Thomas George Wells 1861 #4882 - 1934 wed 1882 to Clara Grace Hartman, no known chn
5. Charles Wells 29 Apr 1863 #12477 did not marry
6. Twin Eliza Wells 6 Feb 1865 #6779 did not marry
7. Twin Emma Wells 6 Feb 1865 #6780 lived 8 weeks
8. George Wells 12 Apr 1866 #6642 - 1928
9. Emma Matilda Wells 27 Apr 1869 #6913 - 27 Nov 1897
10. Eliza Eleanor Wells 16 Aug 1870 #13850 - 1953 wed Clayton
11. Sarah Anne Wells 16 Dec 1872 #21525 - 1933
12. Layton Kemp Wells 9 Nov 1875 #21192 - 1947
1. William Wells c1854 wed Julia Ann Proctor and lived at Beechworth and after 1894 at Wangaratta.
Julia is possibly Julia Proctor 1859 #22154 dau of Janet Beaton and George Proctor
8 Children 1. William George Wells 1881 #11197
2. Walter Charles Wells 1883 #18438
3. Arthur Wells 1885 #20020
4. Sidney James Wells 1888 #644
5. Nellie Wells 1892 #29624
6. Daisy Agnes Wells 1894 #26536
7. Olive Jessie Wells 1897 #23418
8. Stanley Wells 1899 #30564
3. Mary Jane Wells 1859 #10127 wed 1880 #3852 to George Pearson/ Peirson
4 Children 1. Theodore Charles George Peirson 1885 #1552
2. Matilda Eliza Blanche Peirson 1886 #1687
3. Lydia Marion Annie Peirson 1887 #9751
4. Claude Robert Pierson 1888 #18971
5. Evelyn Emily Virginia Pierson 1889 #29791
8. George Wells 1866 #6642 wed 1893 #2285 to Julia Kate Martin 1869 #820 - 1901 #8410 aged 33, dau of Eliza Jane Williams and Augustus Martin born and lived at Beechworth
5 Children 1. George Wells 1893 #2285
2. Ivy Jane Wells 1894 #808 - 1894 #4755 lived 6 months
3. John Wells 1895 #837
4. Thomas Wells 1897 #25701 - 1898 #609 lived 1 month
5. Martin Wells 1901 #717 - 1901 #453 lived 1 day
From FirstFamilies2001 site, Doris Mary, Ellen Eliza, Emma, Leo Percy, Leslie George, Louisa, and list omits George and John
9. Emma Matilda Wells 1869 #6913 - 1897 #11389 aged 28, wed 1892 #4924 to James Everitt born in Brisbane, and twins born at Wangaratta, mother and babies died at Beechworth
2 Children 1. Twin Lindsay Angus Everitt 1897 #15173 - 1897 #7761 lived 1 month
2. Twin Allan Kemp Everitt 1897 #15174 - 1897 #7741 lived 1 month
11. Sarah Anne Wells 16 Dec 1872 #21525 - 1933 wed James O'Brien and lived at Rutherglen, Chiltern then Beechworth
4 Children 1. Edwd Jas O'Brien 1894 #6764
2. Irene Mona O'Brien 1895 #28130
3. Coral Josine O'Brien 1896 #25418
4. Rita May O'Brien 1898 #16135
12. Layton Kemp Wells 1875 #21192 wed 1897 #6285 to Lena Costin 1880 #7522 - 1958 #1264 aged 77, children registered between Chiltern and Beechworth
9 Children 1. Myrtle Vera Pearl Wells 1898 #9913
2. Chas Geo Wells 1899 #24191 lived 1 month
3. Moyra Doreen Wells 1901 #8566
4. Edward Layton Wells 1903 #716
5. Leura Lena Annie Wells 1904 #24626
6. Mary Eliza Wells 1906 #17419
7. Hilda Evelyn Wells 1908 #2172
8. Emma Hannah Wells 1910 #18161
9. Amy Isabel Wells 1911 #27180
10. Dory Kemp Wellls 1914 #2306
11. Alma Wells 1915 #20213
8. James Wells 1833 - 26 Jan 1920, wed 15 July 1861 #2365 in Victoria to Eliza Rowe 1839 - 19 Nov 1923, dau of Mary Troon and John Rowe, born at Madron, Cornwall and died at Beechworth, Vic, Australia
6 Children 1. George Wells 1862 #6569
2. Clara Mary Wells 1865 #6822
3. Martha Ellen Barton Wells 1870 #862 wed 1892 to William James Ellis, also wed Michael Ralph Swinburne
4. Emily Jane Wells 1871 #14195
5. James Frederick Wells 1873 #7552
6. Annie Eliza Allen Wells 1876 #638

Henry Wells

Henry Wells came c1876 with Julia Branston/Bransdon and lived at Ararat, Miti?
7 Children 1. Hy Wells 1877 #19792
2. Mabel Bell Wells 1879 #13292
3. Stephen Thomas Wells 1881 #13625
4. Amy Wells 1883 #19180
5. Ernest Victor Wells 1885 #19844
6. Juliet Maude Wells 1887 #30423
7. Arthur Wells 1900 #5620R born at Poowong
5. Ernest Victor Wells 1885 #19844 wed 1911 #8687 to Flor Emily Unwin 1892 #8799 - 1947 #20943 aged 54, lived at Loch,
2 Children 1. Flor Emily Wells 1909 #12218
2. Stephen Hy Wells 1912 #31708

James Wells

James Wells came c1857 with Margt Laurensen/Lorringson
4 Children 1. Catherine Wells 1859 #3500
2. Maria Wells 1864 #9445
3. James Wells 1866 #9082
4. Benjamin George Wells 1870 #6348
1. Catherine Wells 1859 wed 1878 to Henry Crowhurst


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