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John and Amelia Willis

John Willis 48 c1810, came Apr 1855 on the Recruit and his family came Sep 1858 on the Conway, as assisted Immigrants with Amelia Willis 42, and 9 chn. Amelia Digby 1810 - 1888 #9295 aged 70 died at Euroa. Possible death is John William Willis 1805 - 1858 #4784 aged 53 son of Fanny and Joseph Willis
10 Children 1. Abraham Willis came separately
2. Daniel Willis 18 c1837,
3. Anna Willis 17 c1838, - Anna Maria Willis wed 1861 #758 to George Cadell, no known children
4. James Willis 14 c1840,
5. Rhoda Willis 12 c1843,
6. Lydia Willis 9 c1846,
7. Catherine Willis 7 c1848
and 3 infants
1. Abraham Willis 1830 - 1903 #12818 aged 73 son of Amelia Digby and John Willis of Maldon, Essex, wed 15 Aug 1855 #2645 to Isabella Band 1834 - 1898 #10305 aged 64 from Darsee, Fife, lived at Woolshed C, Morang,
11 Children 1. John Willis 1856 #6371
2. Amelia Willis 1859 #5317
3. Twin Robert Band Willis 1862 #13675
4. Twin Abraham Willis 1862 #13676
5. James Bett Willis 1864 #6104
6. Joseph Digby Willis 1865 #19651
7. Lucy Ellen Willis 1869 #19856
8. David Willis 1871 #20753
9. Julia Edith Willis 1874 #13169
10. Clara Elizabeth Willis 1875 #26807
11. Frederick William Willis 1879 #6407
5. Rhoda Willis wed 1864 #4459 to Thomas Keane/Cain and lived at Violet Town then at Greta
6 Children 1. Ann Kane 1867 #5258 - 1875 #2076 aged 9 years
2. Thomas Keane/Kane 1868 #12824 - 1876 #5750 aged 9 years
3. Daniel Keane 1869 #19345
4. Amelia Keene 1871 #23613
5. Peter Cain 1873 #24335
6. Rhoda Cain 1875 #9518

John and Hannah Willis

Dates are thanks to Hagger web page
James Willis 42 came as Unassisted Immigrants Feb 1853 on the South Sea with Mrs H aged 36 and 11 children
James Brand Willis 14 Feb 1809 - 6 Sep 1867 #9346 aged 58 son of Sarah Brand and William Willis, wed 19 Nov 1837 at Great Shelford, Cambridge, England to Hannah Hagger at Great Shelford, Cambridge, England They had one child, Lydia, born in Prahan, and the following year Hannah died 30 Sep 1810 - 12 Nov 1855 #5846 aged 40, dau of Sarah and Stephen Hagger of Cambridge
12 children 1. Naomi Willis aged 13, 11 Aug 1838 - 30 Jul 1925 #8493 aged 87
2. Sarah Willis aged 12, 26 JUL 1839 - 12 Nov 1869
3. Samuel Willis aged 11, 11 Aug 1840 - 29 Aug 1933 #6660 aged 93
4. Josiah Willis aged 10, 19 Mar 1842 - 11 Mar 1910
5. Mary Willis aged 7, 15 Sep 1843 Great Shelford, - 23 Jun 1890
6. Eliah/Eliab Willis aged 8, 6 Jan 1845 - 11 Nov 1864 #8733 aged 19
7. James Willis aged 6, 30 Jun 1846 - 01 Jun 1928 #4429 aged 81,
8. Hezekiah Willis aged 5, 08 OCT 1847 - 22 FEB 1931 #1907 aged 83 died at Kilmore
9. Brand Willis aged 4, 9 May 1849 - 11 Jul 1918
10. Hannah Willis aged 3, 30 Jan 1851 - 1925
11. Thomas Willis aged 1, 12 Jul 1852 - 10 Dec 1853 (is named in ship list)
12. Lydia Willis 20 Jul 1854 #4042 - 31 May 1919 wed 1891 Wm Cowper widower of her sister Mary
1. Naomi Willis 1838 - 1925 #8493 aged 87, wed 1863 #2037 to Alfred John Taylor and lived at St Kilda, then after 1875 at Wodonga. Possibly he is Alfred John Taylor 12 Apr 1835 Christening: 18 Nov 1835 son of Sophia Sarah and Samuel James Taylor at St Martin, Birmingham, Warwick, England and Alfred Taylor aged 17 came as Unassisted Immigrants Nov 1852 on the Dinapore with Francis Taylor aged 39
8 children 1. James Alfred Taylor 1864 #25168
2. Samuel Arthur Taylor 1866 #11472
3. Mary Hagen Taylor 1868 #5652
4. Lilley Maud Taylor 1871 #20864
5. Willie Taylor 1876 #6212 - 1877 #9800 lived 1 year 6. Cassandria Fanny Taylor 1878 #12657 - 1896 #14944 aged 18
7. Harry Albert Taylor 1880 #26051
8. Sarah May Taylor 1883 #13432 - 1883 #7073 lived 3 months
2. Samuel Arthur Taylor 1866 #11472 wed 1891 #748 to Maryann Priscilla Oak 1866 #24996 - 1934 #6368 aged 67, and lived at Seymour
4 Children 1. Elsie Mary Lillian Taylor 1892 #213 - 1979 #14466 aged 87, wed Trevorrow
2. Vera Taylor 1893 #35129 - 1931 #10637 aged 37, wed Mckillop
3. Mabel Taylor 1895 #32636 - 1975 #26470 aged 79, wed Cole
4. Arth Regd Taylor 1900 #6401
3. Mary Hagen Taylor 1868 #5652 - 1956 #11370 aged 87, wed 1895 #1023 to Robt Wm Love and lived at Mortlake, Terang,
3 Children 1. Alfd Wm Love 1896 #5518 - 1965 #15994 aged 69
2. Geo Rynhart Love 1898 #22669
3. John Willis Love 1905 - 1977 #12715 aged 72
2. Sarah Willis aged 12, 26 JUL 1839 - 12 Nov 1869 aged 30, wed 25 Dec 1862 to John Brewer c1839 - 16 BREWER, James Brand [Male] b. 27 Nov 1863 South Yarra, Australia - d. 2 Jul 1945 Melbourne, Australia + HOLMES, Mary [Female] b. 8 Oct 1865 Ballarat, VIC, Australia - d. 9 Sep 1922 Melbourne, Australia - Marriage: 27 Nov 1888 Lake Rowan, Australia
3. Samuel Willis aged 11, c1840 - 1933 #6660 aged 93, wed 1865 #2501 to Cassandra Alice Wragge 1844 dau of William Wragge and Alice Jackson
6 children 1. Samuel James Willis 1866 #11341
2. Ernest Horatio Willis 1868 #5645
3. Herbert Leonard Willis 1870 #4654 - 1871 #9687 lived 2 years
4. Unnamed Male Willis 1871 #26470
5. Cassandra Alice Willis 1874 #12311 - 1874 #12038 lived 29 weeks
6. Horace Willis 1876 #12350
4. Josiah Willis aged 10, c1842 wed Fanny Sims c1848 - 1878 and lived at Richmond
3 children 1. Mary Fanny Willis 1870 #18489
2. George Josiah Willis 1872 #18932
3. Stephen Sims Willis 1876 #18620
6. Mary Willis aged 7, 15 Sep 1843 Great Shelford, - 23 Jun 1890 wed 1867 #3137 to William Cowper from Sussex
6 children 1. William Cowper 1868 #16122 - 1872 #3368 lived 4 years
2. James Brand Cowper 1870 #25582 - 1872 #5991 lived 1 year
3. Annie Cowper 1872 #20883
4. Eva Mary Cowper 1875 #50
5. Ruth Cowper 1877 #23326
6. Ella Cowper 1880 #3454
7. Frank Cowper 1881 #10586
7. James Willis aged 6, 30 Jun 1846 Great Shelford, - 01 Jun 1928 #4429 aged 81, wed 1870 #2216 to Sarah Brown 1845 - 1886 #13245 aged 41, dau of Elizabeth Joyner and William Brown, died at Lake Rowan,
James Willis wed 1887 #3313 to Rachel Eliza Marie Letts c1863 - 1953 #20117 aged 90, dau of Marion Cath Neal and Wm Charles Letts, born in South Aust
4 Children
of Sarah
1. Sarah Mary Willis 1871 #11583 - 1873 #2328 lived 21 months
2. Benjamin James Willis 1873 #19376
3. Lucy Elizabeth Willis 1876 #3612 - 1876 #2192 lived 1 month
4. Arthur John Willis 1878 #3625
5. Amy Willis 1879 #24188 - 1880 #3458 lived 9 months
6. Mabel Willis 1881 #11822 - 1968 7. Bessie Willis 1883 #3686
8. James Willis 1884 #25595 - 1884 #11345 lived 3 months
4 Children
of Rachel
1. Ethel May Willis 1888 #4236 - 1914 wed Fred Taylor c1887
2. Elma Adelaide Victoria Willis c1889 - 1978 wed 1916 to Alexander Ralph c1881 - 1951
3. Ray Marion Irene Willis 1892 #17700 - 1974, wed 1916 to Stanley Fear 1890 - 1956
4. James Reginald Willis 1894 #7135 - 1938 wed Dorothea Jane Taylor c1890
5. Dorice Willis 1896 #15191 - 1970 wed Alex Kelly c1894
6. Coreena Allan Willis 1897 #31433 - 1959
7. Vera Lydia Frances Willis c1903 - c1978
8. Hezekiah Willis aged 5, 08 OCT 1847 - 22 FEB 1931 #1907 aged 83 died at Kilmore, wed 1871 #2184 to Anne Bennett 1872 #7756 aged 20, dau of Annie Nash and Charles Bennett born in London
Hezekiah Willis wed 1878 #3719 to Mary Clayfield 1855 #9472 dau of Mary Coombs and John Clayfield born in Cambridgeshire
Child of Ann 1. Herbert Hezekiah Willis 1872 #18738 - 1873 #2249 lived 6 months
4 Children
of Mary
2. Herbert Brand Willis 1880 #11839 - 1881 #2414 lived 10 months
3. Ethel Mary Willis 1881 #11586
4. Constance Willis 1885 #20192
5. Charles Herbert Willis 1888 #5416
9. Brand Willis aged 4, c1850 wed 1874 #4658 to Ann Eliza Lay 1855 - 1899 #4958 aged 43
11 children 1. James Brand Willis 1875 #19530
2. Samuel Willis 1878 #11868
3. Annie Willis 1880 #5114
4. Edith Alice Willis 1881 #26278
5. Elsie Mary Willis 1884 #19833
6. Rupert Horace Willis 1886 #21533
7. Olive May Willis 1889 #34475
8. Frances Hannah Willis 1891 #30847
9. Ruth Selina Willis 1894 #18607
10. Twin Lydia Gladys Willis 1898 #16897
11. Twin Dorothy Blanche Willis 1898 #16898
child of Eva 12. Sylvia Maude Willis 1901 #11708
1. James Brand Willis 1875 #19530 wed Hannah Frances Mcnicol 1877 #18971 - 1944 #259 aged 66, dau of Maria Louisa Baker and Robert Hamilton Mcnicol
1st child 1. Brand Mcnicol Willis 1907 - 1969 #10212 aged 62
10. Hannah Willis aged 3, c1850 - 1925 #999 aged 74, wed 1881 #5502 to John Clayfield 1854 #3424 - 1931 #16466 aged 77, and lived at Prahan then South Yarra, 10 Children

John and Mary Willis

John Willis came c1854 with Mary Jones and lived at Langhornes Creek in South Australia. Birthdates are in the style Year, Month and Day
13 children 1. Mary Anne Willis 27 Feb 1855 - 22 Dec 1942, born in SA was not registered
2. Sarah Pickering Willis 1856-04-29
3. Thomas James Willis 1857-06-07
4. Francis Martha Willis 1858-11-19
5. Alfred John Willis 1860-02-01
6. Herbert Jones Willis 1861-08-07
7. Alice Maud Willis 1863-08-20
8. Anne Amelia Willis 1865-05-03
9. Edith Jemima Willis 1866-07-31
10. George Herbert Willis 1868-10-25
11. Edith Mary Willis 1871-06-01
12. Norman William Willis 1873-05-02
13. Laura Ethel Willis 1875-02-24
1. Mary Anne Willis 27 Feb 1855 - 22 Dec 1942, born in SA to John Willis and Mary Jones married at Wycheproof 1877 to George Blabey 12 Oct 1856 - 1899 died at Wycheproof, 12 children.
See the Blabey family page

James Willoughby

James Willoughby from Adelaide wed 1872 #2241 to Kate McPherson lived at Horsham, Ballarat
4 Children 1. James William Willoughby 1874 #23364 - 1884 #11255 lived 10 years
2. Kate May Willoughby 1887 #542
3. Amy Mary Willoughby 1888 #8590 - 1889 #420 lived 10 months
4. Walter Raymond Willoughby 1889 #18249
2. Kate May Willoughby 1887 - 1965 #2987 aged 78, wed 1904 #4733R to Robt Exon 1880 #6294,

William Willoughby

Marriages Jun 1848 - William Willoughby and Mary Rose at Marylebone Vol 1 Page 197
William Willoughby came c1856 with Mary Rose and lived at Collingwood
6 Children 1. Arthur John Willoughby 1857 #8211
2. George Willoughby 1858 #15161
3. Emma Willoughby 1860 #9861
4. John Thomas Willoughby 1862 #23306
5. Twin Charles Willoughby 1865 #5075
6. Twin Thomas Willoughby 1865 #5076 lived 6 weeks
1. Arthur John Willoughby 1857 #8211 wed 1879 #4144 to Mary Ann Smith and lived at Horsham
6 Children 1. Agnes Willoughby 1880 #23203
2. William James Willoughby 1882 #16851
3. Emma Amelia Willoughby 1885 #10673
4. Arthur John Willoughby 1887 #3857
5. Frederick Charles Willoughby 1888 #21330 lived 2 months
6. Chtte May Willoughby 1892 - 1969 #4326 aged 77
Chtte May Willoughby 1892 - 1969 #4326 aged 77, wed 1914 #2955 to Harold Pettit 1888 #33534 - 1948 #21511 aged 60, and lived at Ouyen then St Arnaud, 3 Children

Henry Wills

Henry Wills wed 1850 #5512 to Maria Howard Walker at St James CofE Melbourne and lived at Maryborough, Havelock, Talbot, Majorca
9 Children 1. Charles Wills 1855 - 1857 #2223 lived 1 year
2. William Wills 1857 #12499 - 1884 #2506 lived 27 years
3. John Walker Wills 1858 #14502
4. Frederick Wills 1860 #5138
5. Caroline Margaret Wills 1861 - 1862 #19 lived 1 year
6. Eva Maria Wills 1862 #12010 - 1863 #3203 lived 9 months
7. Samuel Wills 1865 #6081 - 1865 #2878 lived 6 weeks
8. Margaret Wills 1867 #22774 - 1882 #13509 lived 15 years
9. Maria Wills 1869 #3277 - 1870 #4520 lived 1 year
3. John Walker Wills 1858 #14502 wed 1884 #419 to Emily Louisa Balzary
2 Children 1. Albert John Nelson Wills 1886 #15305
2. Heneritta Lenor Wills 1894 #16178
4. Frederick Wills 1860 #5138 wed 1883 #1330 to Margaret Jane Smith and lived at Timor
4 Children 1. Frederick Nicholas Joseph Wills 1884 #6077
2. Hannah Lavinia Stoward Wills 1885 #14100
3. Elizabeth Eva Maria Wills 1887 #15525 - 1887 #15849 lived 11 months
4. Joseph Henry Wills 1888 #25278

James Wilmot

James Wilmot arrived 16 Jan 1849 on Psyche from London 12 Aug 1848 Miss Agnes Emily Powis arrived 17 Jan 1849 on John Woodhall from London The South Australian Register Adelaide: Wednesday, January 17, 1849. Arrived Tuesday, January 16 The barque Psyche, 265 tons, Bowyles, master, from London. 28 Passengers incl 5 chn The "Psyche" From London. The apprehensions or many of our commercial and other expectant citizens were happily allayed by the arrival of this barque yesterday, after a tedious passage of 157 days from London, from which port her departure took place so long ago as the 12th August. The Psyche has brought a valuable cargo and twenty-five passengers, who complain of the shortness of provisions, and what they were supplied with was not of the best quality.
Thanks to Ancestry - Register Type: Bishop's Transcript - Name: Agnes Emily Powys, Record Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 18 Jan 1826
Father's Name: Henry Thomas Powys, Mother's Name: Agnes Powys, Parish or Poor Law Union: Banstead County: Surrey
South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Saturday 20 January 1849 Page 4, full passenger list
The barque John Woodhall 380 tons, departed London September 15th, 1848 with Captain Hill, and arrived Adelaide on Wednesday, January 17th The barque John Woodhall, 380 tons, Hill, master, from London. Passengers Mr George Greig, Mr Rowe (surgeon), Mrs Taylor and two children, Miss Powis, in the cabin - Cabin 2m, w+2ch, f = 6
in the intermediate 9m, 3w, 4ch = 16
in the steerage 20 couples with 36 chn, 1 man + 4 woman single parent with 14 chn, 3 single fem, 55 single men = 82 souls
total 153 souls
James Wilmot aged 27, wed 1850-07-08 to Agnes Emily Powis aged 26, at St Stephen Church, Willunga, and went to Vic about 1855
8 Children 1. Emily Agnes Wilmot 28 May 1851 at Ade died?
2. Phoebe Augusta Wilmot 22 Feb 1853 at Adelaide
3. James Wilmot 1856 #13012 born at Geelong
4. Emily Wilmot 1863 - 1867 #1015 lived 4 years
5. Matilda Wilmot 1865 - 1867 #1021 lived 2 years
2. Phoebe Augustus Wilmott 1853 - 1933 #2419 aged 80, wed 1879 #4706 to William Bullock 1851 - 1932 #256 aged 82


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