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Thomas Wiggins

From Tarnagulla web site
Thomas Wiggins was transported to Hobart for life in 1823 and after his pardon moved the whole family to Tarnagulla where the children appear to have married into local families.

Helen Lawrence is the daughter of Margaret 1782 - 06 May 1859 #1521 aged 77 born in Scotland died in Tasmania, and John Lawrence who may be the man 1772 - 04 Sep 1854 #189 aged 82 died in Tasmania.
Thomas Wiggins c1806 born in Bayswater, England, died in Melbourne, Victoria, son of W Wiggins, wed 25 Feb 1833 New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia to Helen Lawrence 1808 - 15 Feb 1870 born in London, died in Melbourne, Victoria, All the children were born in Hobart
His permission details show
Thomas Wiggins came on the Phoenix to wed Helen Lawrence came free, granted Nov 1832 references CON45/1 and RGD36/2 : 1833/2283
8 Children 1. Ellen/Helen Wiggins 1834 - 1875
2. Mary Wiggins Christening 21-Jan 1837 - 10 Aug 1896 #11630 aged 61
3. Thomas Wiggins Christening 8-Oct 1839
4. Twin Edward Wiggins Birth 4-Sep 1842
5. Twin Henry 4-Sep 1842
6. Margaret Wiggins Birth 3-Jun 1845 Christening 3-Jun 1845
7. William Wiggins Birth 3-May 1848 Christening 3-May 1848
8. Eliza Wiggins Birth 20-Jun 1851 - 1927
1. Ellen/Helen Wiggens 1834 - 1875 wed 12 Sep 1850 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia to Samuel James Johns, 7 children born in Tasmania and in 1859 the family moved to Melbourne
15 Children 1. Samuel James Johns 1851
2. John Johns 1852
3. Thomas Edward Johns 1854 - 1870 #4759 aged 16 died in Melbourne
4. Ellen Johns 1855
5. Twin Unnamed Male Johns 1855 died?
6. Twin William Henry Johns 1855
7. Letitia Ellen Johns 1858
8. Ellen Alice Johns 1860 #6429 lived 16 months
9. Margaret Elizabeth Johns 1864 #16641 lived 18 months
10. Twin Eliza Rebecca Johns 1867 #9358 lived 9 months
11. Twin Hugh Augustus Johns 1867 #9359
12. Alfred Joseph Johns 1869 #9987
13. Edward Arthur Johns 1871 #17590
14. Frank Morrison Johns 1875 #17638
15. Ernest Horace Alexander Johns 1878 #16774
2. Mary Wiggins Christening 21-Jan 1837 - 10 Aug 1896 #11630 aged 61, wed 10 Apr 1854 #1097 in St James Church, Melbourne, to John Titus 1822 - 1875 #12010 aged 53, and had 11 children.
Mary Titus, when she wed 1877 #1286 to Charles Taylor, gave her birthplace as Hobart Town, Tasmania. She died at Tarnagulla
3. Thomas Wiggins Christening 8-Oct 1839 wed 1861 #2207 to Eliza Rayner
1 Child 1. Ada Wiggins 1864 #8771
6. Margaret Wiggins Birth 3-Jun 1845 Christening 3-Jun 1845, wed 1868 #3885 to Hugh Simpson born in America, and lived in Melbourne
8 Children 1. Jane Ellen Simpson 1869 #17264 lived 8 months
2. Emmeline Simpson 1871 #3686
3. Ada Margaret Simpson 1874 #3933
4. Lottie Simpson 1876 #3315
5. Violet Simpson 1879 #23919
6. Ethel May Simpson 1883 #9441
7. Mabel Simpson 1885 #9967 lived 1 day
8. Hughine Simpson 1887 #19678 lived 7 months
8. Eliza Wiggins 20-Jun 1851 - 1927 wed 1872 #3153 to Andrew Killock 1877 #8735 aged 54 son of Margaret Bruce and James Killock of Glasgow, and lived in Melbourne
2 Children 1. Ellen Killock 1872 #25041
2. Caroline Eliza Killoch 1875 #4157 lived 8 months

Charles Robert Wigley

Research assisted by on Tuesday, 7 October, 2008
Eleanor Greenway came from Cornwall aged 19, with her parents Joseph Greenway 50, Betsy 54, Frederick 22, John R 17, Nancy 16, Charles R 14, Joseph 13, Robert 9 and Harry 4 on the barque Joseph Soames, 774 tons, Captain C. Elmstone, from London 12th August 1850 / Plymouth 22nd August 1850, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 23rd November 1850.
Charles Wigley came aged 17, with his father, James Wigley 37, stepmother Maria 33, her daus Ellen 12 and Sarah 9, (Sarah Lihon birth registered in Southampton district, March quarter 1839) to Adelaide South Australia on the barque Trafalgar, 718 tons, Captain George Richardson, from London / Plymouth 16th October 1848, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 17th January 1849 - details from The Ship Lists
James Wigley wed 24 Jul 1848 at Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England to Maria Lihon. The Bray web site identifies Maria as nee Bray, daughter of Charles Bray and Ann Knight (but I found no record of her first marriage, back to 1833). James Wigley and Maria Bray lived after 1850 at Majorca, Vic, Aust where he was a Blacksmith. His dates 1806 - 1884 #13933 aged 78 died at Sandhurst, Vic, Aust, son of unknown Wheatcroft and Obadiah Wigley. (Obadiah Wigley wed 15 Nov 1795 to Mary Wheatcroft at Ashover, Derby, UK)
Maria Bray was born in 1814 at Cornwall, Eng. She was the daughter of Charles Bray and Ann Knight. Maria Bray married (?) Lihou after 1832 at Cornwall. Maria Bray married James Wigley before 1849 at Eng. Maria Bray immigrated in January 1849 to SA, Aust with second husband James Wigley and three children on the ship "Trafalgar". She and James Wigley lived after 1850 at Majorca, then Bendigo. Maria Bray died on 11 October 1888 aged 74 at Sandhurst, Vic, Aust.
Charles Robert Wigley wed Eleanor Greenway in Burra, South Australia a Cornish settlement and copper mine.
Charles Wigley 1830 - 1899 #6405 aged 69 son of Jane Brock and James Wigley, came c1855 from South Australia with Eleanor Greenway and lived at Mccullums, Majorca
11 Children 1. William Henry Wigley born in Burra, SA 1 Aug 1852 -died Narrandera, NSW 1899,
2. Richard Henry WWigley born Burra, SA 24 May 1854 - died Long Gully, Victoria 26 Oct 1915,
3. Jessie Wigley 1856 #14234
4. Charles George Greenway Wigley 1858 #8848
5. Frederick John Wigley b1859 in Mc Cullums Creek, Victoria,
6. Joseph James Wigley 1861 #23203
7. Robert Emmanuel Wigley born Mc Cullums Creek, Vic 1863 - 1937.
8. Elizabeth (Betsy) Jane Wigley 1865 #3241 wed 1885 #2220 to Matthew Stephenson
9. Henry Greenway Wigley 1869 #3282 - 1870 #1582 lived 1 year
10. Charles Noah Wigley 1870 #24153
11. Thomas Greenway Wigley 1872 #26161
1. William Henry Wigley born in Burra, SA 1 Aug 1852 wed 1884 #463 to Annie Jane Mulholland and lived at Collingwood, Sand?
2 Children
to 1888
1. Victoria Adelaide Wigley 1885 #1864
2. Charles Robert Wigley 1887 #31742
2. Richard Henry Wigley born Burra, SA 24 May 1854 wed 1876 #4081 to Elizabeth Tyrrell and lived at Sand?
3 Children
to 1888
1. Charles Thomas Wigley 1879 #19073
2. Amelia Emma Wigley 1881 #12280
3. Ethel May Wigley 1883 #26272
3. Jessie Wigley 1856 #14234 wed 1878 #3695 to Thomas Tregear from Cornwall, and lived at Sandhurst. William Tregear (Practical Engineer, St Just Cornwall) 41 came Dec 1866 on the Royal Standard with Elizabeth 41, John 19, William 16, Richard 13, Thomas 10, Charles 5, George 3 and James infant. (Elizabeth Trudgeon called her son born at The Loddon, Victoria, George Albert Ernest, 1867 #7042.)
6 Children 1. Elizabeth Ellen Tregear 1879 #19219 - 1882 #13190 lived 3 years
2. Amelia Florence Tregear 1881 #12222 - 1882 #13184 lived 18 months
3. Alfred Thomas Tregear 1883 #12247
4. Twin Unnamed Male Tregear 1885 #13384 - 1885 #6759 lived 2 days
5. Twin Unnamed Female Tregear 1885 #13385 - 1885 #6758 lived 1 day
6. Ida Tregear 1891 did not marry
3. Joseph James Wigley 1861 #23203 wed 1884 #5858 to Sarah Broom 1863 #2244 born at Chiltern, lived at Geelong
6 Children 1. Richard Silvester Wigley 1889 #4387
2. Grace Wigley 1891 #12869
3. Percy Wigley 1893 #31903 - 1893 #14302 lived 1 month
4. Jessie Wigley 1895 #3845
5. Percy Wigley 1897 #11296 - 1898 #7607 lived 1 year
6. Clarence Geo Wigley 1901 #27219
6. Charles Noah Wigley 1870 #24153 wed 1894 #1290 to Petria Anena Hendricksen and lived at Long Gully
2 Children 1. Twin Stella Irene Wigley 1897 #29384
2. Twin Doris Muriel Wigley 1897 #29385 - 1898 #3189 lived 1 month
7. Thos Greenway Wigley wed 1896 #4418 to Clara Anne Grimwood 1875 #15085
1 Child 1. Leslie Thos Wigley 1897 #11804

Emanuel Wilde

Marriages Mar 1842 - Sarah Kay wed Emanuel Wild in the District of Rochdale Vol 21 page 391
Emanuel Wilde arrived 3 Oct 1848 on the Berkshire with Sarah Kay 1815 - 1881 #3307 aged 66 dau of Eliz Wood and Saml Law (Surname was Kay when children were registered), as Assisted British Immigrants and lived at Pyrenees then Ararat. The Passenger lis shows Emanuel was a Bricklayer who could both read and write, both come from Rochdale, Lancashire, both are Church of England, and Sarah could neither read nor write, but daughter Mary could read
4 Children 1. Mary Ellen Wilde 5, Births Dec 1842 at Rochdale, UK
2. Samuel Wilde 1850 #22342 born at Sea
3. William Wilde 1860 #9159 - 1881 #9275 lived 19 years
4. Benjamin Wilde 1862 #5987
1. Mary Helen Wilde 1843 - 1914 aged 72 wed 1859 #4231 to William Elias Church 1837 - 1928 possibly aged 91, and lived at Pleasant C, Warrnambool and later in Queensland died in Townsville William Ellis Church Birth: 13 May 1833 Christening: 16 Jun 1833 son of Elizabeth and John Church at All Souls, Saint Marylebone, London, England
8 Children 1. Emanuel Church 1860 #15226 - 1861 #4980 lived 8 months
2. Rachel Amy Church 1863 #4068 Rachel wed 1888 in Charters Towers Qld to a goldminer, Samuel Pollard (born in Keilduff, Ireland, in 1848)
3. Lilias Alice Emily Church 1865 #4368 - 1866 #6236 lived 1 year
4. Rebecca Sarah Church 1867 #17302
5. Horace Edward Church 1869 #4356 - 1869 #9998 lived 10 months
6. Ada Ruth Church 1870 #10843
7. Arthur Cedrick Church 1872 #6184
8. Miriam Esther Church 1873 #13452
2. Samuel Wilde 1850 #22342 born at Sea, wed 1875 #4749 to Amelia Mason and lived at Pleasant Creek, Moyston, Ararat
6 Children 1. Sarah Kay Wild 1877 #24122
2. Caroline Amelia Wild 1879 #11095
3. Robert Benjamin Wilde 1881 #25042
4. Emanuel Wilde 1883 #25320
5. Charles Wilde 1886 #95
6. Samuel Wilde 1888 #8047

Frederick Wilding

A possible match is Frederick WILDING Preston 21 717 birth from http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
Frederick Wilding 1843 - 1908 #1381 aged 65, son of Mary and Charles Wilding from London, wed 1870 #1386 to Ellen ORourke 1851 - 1929 #5441 aged 78, daughter of Julia Donovan and Timothy ORourke, and lived at Creswick
9 Children 1. Charles Henry Wilding 1871 #11715 - 1943 #8091 aged 72
2. Frederick James Wilding 1873 #19531
3. William Wilding 1876 #11790
4. George Austin Wilding 1878 #25262
5. Helena Wilding 1880 #24826
6. Robert Daniel Wilding 1883 #9729
7. Elizabeth Julia Wilding 1885 #16908 lived 2 years
8. Mary Emma Wilding 1889 #17804
9. Albert Jno Wilding 1892 #9430
1. Charles Henry Wilding 1871 #11715 - 1943 #8091 aged 72, wed 1902 #6446 to Helen Treeby 1880 - 1964 #16802 aged 84, and lived at Rokewood
3 Children 1. Chas Ernt Wilding 1909 #30567
2. Fredk Wm Wilding 1913 #34828
3. Violet Helen Wilding 1916 #24466
3. William Wilding 1876 #11790 - 1937 #16321 aged 58, wed 1904 #2383 to Agnes Redman 1875 - 1919 #16888 aged 44,
1 Child 1. Elizth Muriel Wilding 1906 - 1919 #16889 aged 13
6. Robert Daniel Wilding 1883 #9729 - 1955 #686 aged 72, wed 1911 #7277 to Grace Anderson
3 Children 1. Ellen Grace Wilding 1911 #27578
2. Mary Doris Wilding 1912 #29847 lived 1 month
3. Isbla Ross Wilding 1914 #3649
8. Mary Emma Wilding 1889 #17804 wed 1913 #1879 to Thos Blanchard Greenway 1881 #7813 born at Carlton
9. Albert Jno Wilding 1892 #9430 wed 1917 #4786 to Ruby Florence Davey 1895 - 1971 #5215 aged 76, daughter of Florence and Joseph Davey
1st Child 1. Richard Leonard Keith Wilding 1919 #26734

Thomas Wiles

Thomas Wiles from Cambridge wed 1878 #3087 to Margaret Jane McConaghy christened 1844 #30632 in Melb dau of Jane and John, and lived in Footscray
3 Children 1. Martha Jane Eliz Wiles 1880 #8902
2. John James Wiles 1881 #16636
3. Thomas Paul Mcquestion Wiles 1883 #16721
3. Martha Jane Elizth Wiles 1880 #8902 wed 1898 #1709 to George Higinbotham Govan 1868 #21841, and lived at Footscray, 2 children


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