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John Whitehead, Thomas Whittaker, John Whyte,
Robert Wicker, John Wickham, George Wiffen, Thomas Wiffen,


John Whitehead

John Whitehead aged 30 came Jan 1862 on the Royal Saxon with Emma Mackerill aged 26 and lived at Beechworth

Emma Whitehead nee Mackerill 1834 - 1883 #7392 aged 48, dau of Wm Mackerill, see Familytree, Emma born 8am, 25 Mar 1834 at Halifax, Yorkshire, died 11 Sep 1883 at Beechworth, Vic, wed 13 Aug 1859 in Halifax to John Whitehead 2 Jan 1830 - 8 Aug 1889, born at Beverley YKS and died at Beechworth. Emma dau of John Mackerill 4 Mar 1810 - 30 Jun 1871 wed 21 Dec 1829 to Ann Greenwood 15 Apr 1810 - 28 Mar 1892 at Halifax, Yorkshire.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. Saturday 4 January 1862, Page 4, Shipping Arrived 3 Jan, Royal Saxon, ship, Morrey line, 1,108 tons. G. F. Brown, from Liverpool, Sept. 27. Pasengers - cabin : Rev. J. R Laughton, Dr. Hope, Mr and Mrs Hodson; and 191 in the intermediate and steerage. Gibbs, Ronald, and Co , Agents.
Susannah Burgess Mackerill born 3pm 27 Mar 1830 at Halifax, died 1 Jan 1861 aged 31, wed Jan-Mar 1852 to Joseph Ostler at Halifax, and came Dec 1852 on the Henry Gillespie to Geelong. Her only susrviving child is Susan Burgess Ostler 1857 #8113 born at Brighton, wed 1888 #8932 to Percy Gresley from Derby, 2 dau
Ann Mackervill born 11.30pm 13 May 1838 at Halifax, wed 21 Sep 1865 at Halifax to Alfred Peel 16 Jul 1840 at Halifax died 13 Jul 1869 at Dunedin New Zealand. Ann Peel died at 21 Sep 1897 at Collingwood, Vic Aus.
7 children 1. John Edward Whitehead 1861
2. George Herbert Whitehead 1862 #1413 - 1862 #8798 lived 11 months
3. Hope Whitehead 1863 #8371 - 1924 #5964 aged 61
4. Frederick William Whitehead 1865 #6806
5. Mary Louisa Whitehead 1868 #7414 - 1943 #8149 aged 75
6. Twin Vincent Mckerill Whitehead 1871 #21537 - 1873 #6204 lived 1 year
7. Twin William Burgess Whitehead 1871 #21538 - 1935 #5067 aged 63
4. Frederick William Whitehead1865 #6806 wed 1888 to Grace Isbister Sugden 1865 #7057 - 1926 #5266 aged 61, and lived at Fitzroy North
7 children 1. Fredk Vincent Whitehead 1891 #3065 - 1895 #5407 lived 4 years
2. Fredk Raymond Whitehead 1896 #3288
3. Wallace Howard Whitehead 1900 #10859 - 1968 #10545 aged 58
7. Wm Burgess Whitehead 1871 #21538 - 1935 #5067 aged 63, wed 1891 #7236 to Margt Wilson and lived at Collingwood,
2 children 1. Walter Burgess Whitehead 1892 #31495
2. Emma May Whitehead 1896 #10635

Thomas Whittaker

Thomas Whittaker came c1857 with Rose Barker and lived at The Loddon and Casterton
6 children 1. Emma Whittaker 1853
2. Mary Ann Whittaker 1859 #15711
3. Thomas Whittaker 1861 #4225
4. Olive Whittaker 1863 #13124
5. Francis Whittaker 1865 #20934 - 1867 #911 lived 1 year
6. Martha Whittaker 1869 #7446
Emma Whittaker 1853 from Bradford wed 1875 #311 to Enoch Sincock
Sarah Ann Whittaker wed 1878 #4861 to John Amer born in Launceston, and lived at Sandhurst
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6 Children 1. Rowe Alice Amer 1879 #25549
2. John William Amer 1881 #19249
3. Henry Charles Amer 1883 #26232
4. Florence Jane Amer 1886 #6134 - 1886 #7375 lived 4 months
5. Frederick Thomas Amer 1888 #24441
6. Sarah Flor Amer 1891 #9334

John Whyte

John Whyte from Banff, wed 1875 #4509 to Maria Hill and registered
6 Children 1. John Whyte 1878 #24147 lived 2 months
2. May Isabel Whyte 1880 #17157
3. Clifton Henry Whyte 1882 #19731 lived 1 year
4. Maud Whyte 1885 #6529 - 1931
5. Julia Ellen Whyte 1886 #22543 lived 9 months
6. Clifton John Whyte 1887 #32528 lived 4 weeks
4. Maud Whyte 1883 - 1931 aged 46, wed 1909 #8540 to George Benjamin Backway, 5 Children

Robert Wicker

Robert Wicker 1809 - 1891 #12402 aged 82, born in Staffordshire, son of Thomas Henry Wicker wed 1848 in Hobart to Ann Elizabeth Hill (Elizabeth Hills) 1822 - 1854 #4743 aged 32, daughter of William Hill born in Hobart.
4 children 1. Sarah Elizabeth Wicker 1848 - 1866 #6608 aged 17 died with her twin daughters
2. Thomas Wicker 1849 wed 1877 #2979 to Alice Morgan
3. Henry Wicker 1850 wed 1876 #2548 to Elizabeth Canavan
4. Un-Named Female Wicker 1852 died
2. Thomas Wicker 1849 - 1922 #13419 aged 73, born in Hobart wed 1877 #2979 in Victoria to Alice Morgan 1855 - 1933 #15611 aged 78, daughter of Elizabeth and John Morgan born in Birmingham and died at Bendigo
10 children 1. Elizabeth Gertrude Wicker 1878 #19512
2. Herbert Jonathan Wicker 1880 #5386
3. George Thomas Wicker 1881 #26594 - 19 Feb 1943 aged 62
4. Walter Wicker 1883 #6018 infant death
5. Sydney James Wicker 1885 #29326 - 3 Sep 1959
6. Hilda Maud Wicker 1892 #17979
7. Helen Wicker 1890 #8187
8. Albert Wicker 1891
9. Ida (Ive) May Wicker 1895 #7543 - 1904 #6783 aged 9
10. Alice Winnifred Wicker 1897 #14921
2. Herbert Jonathan Wicker 1880 #5386 wed c1906 to Mary Jane Camfield
6 children 1. Alfd Roy Wicker 1907 #14563
2. Lilian Hazel Wicker 1910 #15167
3. Olive May Wicker 1912 #15987
4. Herbt Wm Wicker 1914 #17293
5. Myrtle Wfred Wicker 1916 #33861
6. Ethel Jean Wicker 1918 #7190
3. George Thomas Wicker 1881 #26594 - 19 Feb 1943 aged 62, wed 1918 #7353 to Grace May Packham 1891 29908 - 1980 #24515 aged 89 daughter of Emily Bend and George Packham and lived at Tarnagulla
1 child 1. Albert Norman Wicker 1919 #15229
5. Sydney James Wicker 1885 - 3 Sep 1959 aged 75, wed c1906 to Mary Ann Kennedy c1885 - 1981 #03053 aged 96, daughter of Mary Ann and John Kennedy
1 child 1. Gertrude Wicker 1907 #22610 wed Thomas O'Shea c1892
7. Helen Wicker 1890 #8187 wed 1910 #913 to Albt Wm Kirby lived at Golden Square
1 child 1. Arth Wm Kirby 1910 #3635
3. Henry Wicker 1850 - 1925 #3482 aged 75, born in Hobart wed 1876 #2548 in Victoria to Elizabeth Canavan (Carrivan)
11 Children 1. Mary Wicker 1876 #19682R
2. Ann Wicker 1878 #5625 lived 9 years
3. Ada Wicker 1879 #26204
4. Henry Wicker 1881 #26593 - 1919 #13707 aged 37
5. Emily Wicker 1883 #20234
6. Arthur Albert Wicker 1885 #14064
7. Twin Hester Wicker 1887 #32466 wed 1920 #11075 to Thomas Michael
8. Twin Violet Jubilee Wicker 1887 #32467
9. Helen Wicker 1890 #8187
10. Lillie Maud Wicker 1892 #17985
11. Grace Elizabeth Wicker 1894 #33435
1. Mary Wicker 1876 #19682R wed 1898 #183 to Francis Chas Thos Sharman lived at Tarnagulla 2 Children
3. Ada Wicker 1879 #26204 wed 1899 #5685 to Edmund Gibbins lived at Tarnagulla
1 Child 1. Elsie Viola Gibbins 1900 #14869
10. Lillie Maud Wicker 1892 #17985 wed 1915 #3353 to Herbt Arth Jubilee Dixon and lived at Mildura, 4 Children

John Wickham

John Wickham 26 came Dec 1852 on the Beulah with Diana Benham 27, 1815 - 1881 #12330 aged 66, and Henry Wickhan aged 21, lived at Beechworth then Yea
3 Children 1. Sophia Sarah Wickham 1855 #5630
2. Elizabeth Mary Wickham 1858 #14650
3. Catherine Mary Wickham 1861 #10592 lived 6 months
1. Sophia Sarah Wickham 1855 #5630 - 1893 #7977 died aged 37, wed 1873 #787 to Joseph Mayman, 9 Children
2. Elizabeth Mary Wickham 1858 #14650 wed 1877 #1705 to Alexander Patton 1855 #9292 - 1889 #8522 aged 34 died at Port Melbourne, and lived at Yea, 6 Children
Henry Wickhan aged 21, came Dec 1852 on the Beulah and wed 1856 #1272 to Mary Gormin/Gorman and lived in Melbourne
4 Children 1. Mary Wells Wickham 1856 #11377
2. William Henry Wickham 1858 #9891
3. Anne Jane Wickham 1861 #18669
4. Hugh James Wickham 1864 #3723

George Wiffen

From a FirstFamilies2001 entry by John Graeme Jennings, George Whiffen aged 33 came May 1854 on the America with Anne Whiffen aged 25, Jane Whiffen aged 11 and Sarah Whiffen aged 1
George Wiffen 1820 - 1897 #7798 aged 77 son of Thomas Wiffen, born at Finchingfield Essex, came 1854 on the America with Anne Mumford 1829 - 1908 #1585 aged 79, also born at Finchingfield Essex, and lived at Indented Head then Bellarine
9 Children 1. Jane Whiffen aged 11, c1843
2. Sarah Whiffen aged 1, c1852
3. Hannah Wiffen 1856 #12574
4. Thomas Wiffen 1858 #11910 - 1859 #1437 lived 6 months
5. Susan Wiffen 1860 #2551 - 1861 #9113 lived 23 months
6. Geo Thos Wiffen 1863 - 1943 #15788 aged 80
7. Wm Jno Wiffen 1865 - 1933 #16042 aged 68
8. Samuel James Wiffen 1867 #13121
9. Charles Henry Wiffen 1869 #20672 - 1944 #9756 aged 74
6. George Wiffen 1863 - 1943 #15788 aged 80 wed 1890 #494 to Alice Mary Jackson 1872 - 1948 #16776 aged 76, daughter of George Jackson, and lived at Drysdale
Only one child's death gives George a second name, which links George and Alice Mary Jackson to the death of George Thomas, instead of calling him just George.
9 Children 1. Arth Geo Wiffen 1891 #7752 - 1959 #27647 aged 68 wed 1913 #4048 to Bertha Annie Chirgwin
2. Walt Ernt Wiffen 1892 #30422 wed 1914 #4096 to Maud Matilda Chirgwin
3. Frank Edwin Wiffen 1895 #854
4. Freda Grace Wiffen 1897 #805 wed 1920 #2871 to Stanley Vincent Simmons
5. Horace Jos Wiffen 1902 #7880
6. Eva Winifred Wiffen 1904 #687
7. Ethel Anne Wiffen 1907 #24070
8. Cecil Clive Wiffen 1910 #18818 - 1913 #1398 lived 2 years
9. Keith Kitchener Wiffen 1915 #11814
7. Wm Jno Wiffen 1865 - 1933 #16042 aged 68 wed 1903 #478 to Edith Williams Whitcomb, no listed chn in Vic
8. Samuel James Wiffen 1867 #13121 wed 1892 #4511 to Alicia Letitia Sheridan 1870 #14681 born at Clunes, and lived at Mildura then Bendigo
3 Children 1. Mary Dorothy Wiffen 1893 #24778
2. Fredk Robt Wiffen 1895 #22999
3. Flor Ellen Wiffen 1901 #987
9. Charles Henry Wiffen 1869 #20672 - 1944 #9756 aged 74 wed 1892 #2327 to Isabella Gillan Sheills 1870 - 1924 #15963 aged 54, and lived at Bellarine then Carlton
5 Children 1. Charles Benleigh Wiffen 1892 #29652 - 1949 #4825 aged 54
2. Ernest Leslie Wiffen 1894 #17813 - 1895 #498 lived 9 months
3. Ada May Wiffen 1896 #8860
4. Isabel Wiffen 1901 #24491
5. Stanley Wiffen 1906 #16819

Thomas Wiffen

Henry Wiffen 1807 - 1885 #11094 aged 78, son of Susanna and Thomas Wiffen, died at Ballarine
Susanna Wiffen 1812 - 1876 #11084 aged 64 parents Unknown
Geo Wiffen 1820 - 1897 #7798 aged 77, son of Thomas Wiffen died at Bellarine
Thomas Wiffen 1829 - 1919 #14602 aged 90, son of Amy Arnold and Henry Wiffen, wed 1856 #1197 to Ann Harden / Harding 1839 - 1877 #7230 aged 38, daughter of Maria and John Harding from Hampshire, and lived at Indented Head and later at Bellarine
12 Children 1. Edward Wiffen 1858 #2314
2. Emma Wiffen 1859 #13226
3. Susan Wiffen 1861 #14086
4. Jane Wiffen 1863 #2784 lived 1 month
5. Samuel Wiffen 1864 #9319 lived 2 years
6. John Wiffen 1866 #8969
7. Twin Alice Wiffen 1868 #4528 lived 14 days
8. Twin Anna Wiffen 1868 #4529 lived 12 days
9. Elizabeth Wiffen 1871 #14250
10. Henry Wiffen 1873 #22078
11. George Wiffen 1875 #14122
12. James Wiffen 1877 #13265
1. Edward Wiffen 1858 #2314 wed 1879 #1639 to Emily Wilkin 1860 #7958 - 1932 #3587 aged 72, born at Indented Heads, and lived at Bellarine
4 children 1. Elsie Ann Wiffen 1880 #546
2. Ernest Edward Wiffen 1881 #7169
3. Albert Joseph Wiffen 1883 #14233
4. Fredric Leonel Wiffen 1887 #719
3. Susan Wiffen 1861 #14086 - 1928 #5283 aged 66, wed 1882 #5130 to Alfred Thwaites and lived at Queenscliff, 6 children
6. John Wiffen 1866 #8969 - 1927 #7308 aged 61, wed 1888 #2568 to Elizabeth Ann On Thong nee Cook 1863 - 1927 #16579 aged 64, and lived at Richmond and later Prahan
6 children 1. Mildred Louisa Wiffen 1890 #16694
2. Bertie Thos Wiffen 1891 #27038 lived 8 months
3. Phillis Mary Wiffen 1893 #7230
4. Wesley Wiffen 1897 #21980 lived 1 day
5. Stanley John Wiffen 1898 #28584
6. Harold Wiffen 1900 #13659 lived 1 day
1. Mildred Louisa Wiffen 1890 - 1914 #11439 aged 24, wed 1911 #9362 to Charles Henry Akers 1890 #37017 - 1953 #21503 aged 62, who wed 1918 #8793 to Winifred Rosetta Godfrey, lived at Prahan, 2 children
9. Elizabeth Wiffen 1871 #14250 wed 1894 #2235 to Henry Higgins, no issue
10. Henry Wiffen 1873 #22078 wed 1902 #3573 to Alice Frith divorced in 1915

From on 4 Oct 2004
Henry divorced Alice, children you have belong to George Wiffen and Alice Mary Jackson
At this stage I believe and have absolutely no proof, Thomas Wiffen married 1856 to Alice is the child of Henry 1808 and Amy (Emma) ARNOLD who definitely had another child William born 1842. Henry 1808 was born Finchingfield, Essex, ENG and is the son of Thomas and Susanna WIFFEN.


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