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I started this page on 29 Jan 2005. On 01 Sep 2010 Laurie began to document the family more comprehensively as Ebenezer Wedd Family History
William Wedd and Margaret came as Assisted Immigrants on the Palmyra. Arrived at Port Phillip 19 July 1848. Margaret died 1849 #4700 aged 23.
Family 36, on the Palmyra, is Willaim Wedd aged 30, Wheelwright, of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, Episcopalian, both read and write, and Margaret Wedd, wife aged 24, reads only
Family 29, on the Palmyra, are John Smith aged 27, Labourer, of Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, Episcopalian, reads only, with wife Esther aged 33, Eliza Sibley, aged 15, step daughter, James Smith, son aged 12, John Smith aged 5 and Hepzabah Smith dau aged 2
William Stockbridge Wedd wed 1850 #29114 to Eliza Sibley
Ebenezer Wedd, Mary and family came as Assisted Immigrants on the Bussorah Merchant, arrived at Geelong 26 June 1850.
Family 32 is Ebenezer Wedd aged 57, Wheelwright, of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, Independent, both read and wirte, Mary his wife aged 55, daughters Elizabeth aged 28, cook, Mary aged 26, Hosemaid, Ruth (or Rose) 21, and Sarah 16, son Peter aged 22, Carpenter
Note this ship described at AMPI Picture Gallery and also picture here

From on Sunday, 6 February, 2011
John Smith and Esther Sibley registered Emma in 1855, in Victoria. I do have the details of Emma Smith's birth and there were two before her - Charles born 1851 and Alfred about 1854. Charles is in the Pioneers Index with the parents of William Smith and his mother is shown as Hester with no surname, while Alfred only shows up as a death record in 1861 with parents of John Smith and Esther Unknown. I know Charles is a certainty because it is he who I'm descended from.
1. Eliza Sibley, aged 15, step daughter,
2. James Smith, son aged 12,
3. John Smith christened 17 Jul 1842 son of Hester and John Smith at Fowlmere, Cambridge, England
4. Hepezibah Smith 1847 - 1890 #1722 aged 42, wed 1865 #2213 to Charles Bowden (5 chn), died at Elsternwick, dau of Esther Sibley and John Smith
5. Charles Smith 1851
6. Alfred Smith c1853
7. Emma Smith 1855 #6136


From on Friday, 17 August 2012
Elizabeth, By reading the death certificate of Mary Stockbridge, 1791-1854, who married Ebenezer Wedd 1789-1852, I have determined that Mary's father was Joseph Stockbridge, not the William that you and several others have listed. I have not been able to find out Mary's mother, other than her first name starts with "S". Attached is death certificate.
Thankyou for the corrections.
Found in Rootswen - "Kylie Malcolm" kyliemalc at hotmail.com Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 08:10:53 EST
Hi, My Stockbridges are from Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England -
Mary Stockbridge, b Aug 1790, m. Ebenezer Wedd 17 Jan 1816.
Mary's parents were Jospeh Stockbridge, b 1766 and Elizabeth Ellis.


William Stockbridge Christening: 22 Apr 1770 at Melbourn, Cambridge, England, son of Mary Smith and Thomas Stockberidge, wed 14 Oct 1789 at Melbourn, Cambridge, England to Sarah Freshwater
Mary Stockbridge Birth: 11 Aug 1793 Christening: 25 Dec 1794 at Melbourn, Cambridge, England daughter of Sarah and William Stockbridge.
Ebenezer Wedd was born in Melbourn around 1789 and married Mary Stockbridge (born in Melbourn 1790) in 1816. They arrived in Australia on the Bussorah Merchant in 1850 with their children apart from Thomas and Joseph who stayed in England and Matilda who married George Gouldthorp and went to Australia later.

Ebenezer Wedd 1789 - 1852 #3331 aged 63, wed 7 Nov 1816 at Melbourn, Cambridge, England to Mary Stockbridge 1790 - 5 Feb 1854 #692 aged 63, daughter of Joseph Stockbridge.
9 Children 1. William Wedd Birth: 26 Mar 1817 Christening: 27 Feb 1818 and also 07 Sep 1821, died 1890 #15231 aged 73
2. Joseph Wedd Birth: 17 Aug 1818 Christening: 07 Sep 1821 not in Aust records
3. Thomas Wedd Birth: 24 Sep 1820 Christening: 07 Sep 1821 not in Aust records
4. Elizabeth Henrietta Wedd Christening: 25 Dec 1822
5. Mary Wedd 1824, wed 1851 #5749 to Thomas Carbin
6. Peter Wedd Birth: 09 May 1827 Christening: 30 Apr 1837
7. Ruth Wedd Birth: 27 Jul 1829 Christening: 30 Apr 1837, died 1893 #13629 aged 66
8. Matilda Wedd 27 Jan 1832 Christening: 30 Apr 1837 not in Aust records, wed George Gouldthorp then came to Aust
9. Sarah Wedd Birth: 23 Aug 1834 Christening: 30 Apr 1837

1. William Wedd

1. William Wedd 26 Mar 1817 and Margaret came as Assisted Immigrants on the Palmyra, arrived at Port Phillip 19 July 1848. Margaret died 1849 #4700 aged 23. Looking for the marriage, using freebmd, the page for William Wedd has only one entry named Margaret, so I am assuming the wedding in July-Sep 1846 in the London District of St Geo Han Sqr is an alternative name for St George Hanover Square, for William Wedd, is to Margaret Pess
William Stockbridge Wedd 1817 - 1890 #15231 aged 73, wed 1850 #29114 to Eliza Sibley 1833 - 1888 #921 aged 55, daughter of Eliza and John Sibley
9 Children 1. Mary Wedd 1855 #5683 - 1856 #4549 lived 1 year
2. Joseph Wedd 1858 #9103
3. James Peter Wedd 1860 - 1881 #6943 lived 21 years
4. Elizabeth Alice Wedd 1863 #12719
5. Eliza Ruth Wedd 1865 #20589
6. Emily Dorothy Wedd 868 #1534 - 1868 #5971 lived 7 months
7. Esther Charlotte Wedd 1870 #1022
8. Ellen Margaret Wedd 1872 #22116
9. Thomas Stockbridge Wedd 1875 #7779
2. Joseph Wedd 1858 #9103 - 1946 #8672 aged 88, wed 1886 #3593V to Helena Victoria Kelly 1864 #10827 - 1944 #866 aged 79, born at Pleasant Creek (Stawell)
1st Children 1. Florence Sarah Wedd 1887 #18238 - 1976 #7425 aged 86, wed Eden
2. Ethel Wedd 1892 #31155
4. Elizabeth Alice Wedd 1863 #12719 wed 1885 #5615 to Richard Ward
2 Children 1. Elsie May Ward 1887 #1831
2. Lilian Rose Ward 1888 #27979
5. Eliza Ruth Wedd 1865 #20589 wed 1885 #3707 to George Alexander Snow 1859 #15981, born at Sandhurst
2 Children 1. Eliza Ruth Snow 1886 #9004
2. George Alexander Snow 1888 #9937
7. Esther Charlotte Wedd 1870 #1022 wed 1891 #100 to Thomas Nunn 1871 #21165, 1 child

4. Elizabeth Henrietta Wedd

4. Elizabeth Henrietta Wedd Christening: 25 Dec 1822 wed 1850 #5611 to Peter Saunders
4 Children 1. Elizabeth Cather Saunders 1853 #973
2. Matilda Ann Saunders 1856 #836
3. Mary Henrietta Saunders 1860 #924 - 1860 #4338 lived 4 months
4. Ebenezer Walter Saunders 1862 #16142 - 1883 #9108 lived 21 years
1. Elizabeth Cather Saunders 1853 #973 wed 1875 #89 to William Alfred Coleman 1850 #26776 born at Collingwood
4 Children 1. Maud Mary Coleman 1876 #1419
2. Ophelia Alice Coleman 1878 #1405
3. Percy William Coleman 1882 #7997
4. George Coleman 1888 #18913
2. Matilda Ann Saunders 1856 #836 wed 1879 #2633 to William George McMahen born in Melbourne
4 Children 1. Flor May McMahen 1880 #1313
2. Alfred William McMahen 1881 #15100
3. Ebenezer Walter McMahen 1883 #25231
4. Elizabeth Henriette McMahen 1885 #12122

6. Peter Wedd

6. Peter Wedd Birth: 09 May 1827 Christening: 30 Apr 1837 wed 1854 #2531 to Rebecca MacKenzie 1831 - 1858 #4692 aged 27 daughter of Margaret and John McKenzie. Her 4 children each died soon after birth
She may be Assisted Immigrant Rebecca McKenzie aged 21. The Genghis Khan came Jul 1853 with Assisted British Immigrants John McKenzie 43, Margaret 44, Margaret 27, Andrew 24, Jessie 23, Rebecca 21, Mary 18, Ellen 14, Kenneth 11, Margaret 9, and Infant
Peter Wedd wed 1 Jan 1862 #959 to Eliza Ross nee Moore.

From on Friday, 16 November 2012
Elizabeth, I have some information on family of Daniel Ross which corroborates what you have from Adrian Ross on Daniel Ross came 1841 on the Grindley. The information was written down by Irene Moorhead, daughter of Robert Ross (b 1853-04-23), who was son of Eliza Moore (d 1912-10-09) and Daniel Ross (1812-1860 est), and came to me via the Wedd family recently. Eliza Moore was born in County Tyrone Ireland and migrated to South Australia. We do not know the name of her ship nor the date of arrival but she married Daniel Ross a migrant from Rosshire scotland. Her first child was William born Feb 6th 1851. Her second son Robert, (my Father) was born April 22nd 1853 in Kensington S.A.The family came to the gold diggings at White Hills, 3 miles from Mary borough in 1856 where Mary and Jack Ross were born. Daniel Ross died about 1860 and his widow Eliza Ross married Peter Wedd who I think was an Englishman. The following is a list of their family as I know it. Peter Ebenezer born May 30th 1863 Thomas Born Oct. 14th 1864 Letitia (Tish) Dec. 14th 1866 Eliza Moore Jan 14th 1870 Walter Stockbridge June 14th 1873
Daniel Ross and Eliza Moore were in or near Inkerman early in 1858 when they registered daughter Mary Ann, 1858 #4208 (7 babies were listed by this Registrar in 1858, Mary Ann Ross was the third)
From the wedding transcript obtained by Don Wedd
On 1 Jan 1862, at Mrs E Ross's Store, White Hills near Maryborough, the marriage was solemnized by Rev Samuel Bracewell, Minister of the Primitive Methodist Church, between Peter Wedd, aged 33, widower on July 21st[?] 1859 with 4 dead and 0 living children, son of Ebenezer Wedd and Mary Wedd nee Stockbridge, born in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, and
Eliza Ross, aged 30, storekeeper, widowed on Aug 24, 1860, with 0 dead and 4 living children, dau of Mary Moore nee ?eed and James Moore, of Cookstown, Tyrone, Ireland.


4 Children
of Rebecca
1. Ruth Wedd 1856 - 1859 #6649 lived 3 years
2. Letitia Anne Cullen Wedd 1858 #10245 died
two unknown dead before 1859
10 Children
of Eliza
1. William Ross (1851)
2. Robert Ross (1953)
3. Mary Ann Ross (Molly 1958)
4. John C Ross (Chang 1859)
5. Peter Ebenezar Wedd 30 May 1863 #15449
6. Thomas Wedd 14 Oct 1864 #23097
7. Letitia Wedd 14 Dec 1866, registered 1867 #3141 wed 1888 #7910 to John McQueen
8. Eliza Wedd 14 Jan 1870 #3471
10. Walter Stockbridge Wedd 14 Jun 1873 #17881

From on Mon, 1 Oct 2007
Subject: Peter Wedd & Elizabeth Ross (Nee Moore)
I notice you still have the KEIR/REID confusion.
The Argus, Melbourne, 30 Oct 1942: Death On Oct 23, at 42 Rushton Road, Victoria Park, Perth, Elizabeth Jane (Keir), wife of the late Peter Ebenezer Wedd, daughter of late James and Catherine Keir, Moorabbin and mother of Ruey Henderson, leaves thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, aged 78 years. [Birth registered as Elizabeth Keir, 1863 #13218, dau of Catherine Small and James Keir, at Moorabbin.]

Peter Ebenezer Wedd married Elizabeth Kerr had family including Allan, a Methodist parson in W.A.
Thomas Wedd 1st wife was Katy Cameron (d 1912 S.A.) He remmarried one son being Athol (police commissioner W.A)
Latitia (Tish) married Jack McQueen Children Keith & Mamie?.
Eliza married J Norton of Kalgoorlie.
Walter Stockbridge Wedd was a lieutenant in 5th Vic Mounted Rifles in Boer War Stayed in South Africa married and had mining & Bike Shop in Johannasburgh. Died in East Africa About 1917 chasing Germans.
Adrian also provided details about Daniel Ross who was married to Eliza Ross in S.A about 1850.
This family is recorded at Daniel Ross. He left Scotland on the India which burned, 153 were rescued by the Roland, and they then came on the Gilmore to Port Phillip.

3. Peter Ebenezer Wedd 1863 #15449 wed 1885 #5236 to Elizabeth Jane Keir and lived at Cheltenham
5 Children 1. Rauhamah Eliza Wedd 1886 #9005
2. Allan Joseph Wedd 1888 #6280
3. Winnifred Catherine Wedd 1889 #34710 - 1898 #6779 lived 8 years
4. Jean Keir Wedd 1892 #2465 - 1892 #1209 lived 1 month
5. Charles Gordon Wedd 1893 #21039 Missing in Action 3 Sep 1916, reported KIA France 8 Sep 1916
2. Allan Joseph Wedd 1888 #6280 wed c1914 to Ruby Ulereca Leonora Quine 1888 #33520. Walter, but Peter Gordon Wedd was born in Kadina, SA
1st children 1. Peter Gordon Stockbridge Wedd, born 1915-12-26 born in Kadina, SA
2. Walter Ian Wedd 1918 #29060 born in Victoria

7. Ruth Wedd

7. Ruth Wedd Birth: 27 Jul 1829 Christening: 30 Apr 1837 wed 1850 #5594 to William Vaughan
5 Children 1. Alice Elizabeth Vaughan 1852 #17402 wed 1872 #1076 to John Angus McDiarmid
2. Mary Jackson Vaughan 1853 #197 - 1857 #6169 lived 4 years
3. William Vaughan 1855 #3326 registered also 1855 #18915
4. Thomas Bartlett Vaughan 1858 #5406 wed 1883 #175 to Agnes Miller
5. Henry Vaughan 1860 #12037 - 1861 #3914 lived 13 months
1. Alice Elizabeth Vaughan 1852 #17402 wed 1872 #1076 to John Angus McDiarmid born at Inverness
5 Children 1. Ruth Marion McDiarmid 1873 #4869
2. John Angus McDiarmid 1875 #1162
3. Walter Ebenezer McDiarmid 1877 #1447
4. Alice Elizabeth McDiarmid 1879 #8014
5. Thomas Bartlett McDiarmid 1881 #1501
4. Thomas Bartlett Vaughan 1858 #5406 wed 1883 #175 to Agnes Miller
2 Children 1. William Thomson Vaughan 1884 #3199
2. Elizabeth Ann Vaughan 1885 #10887 - 1886 #9532 lived 17 months

8. Matilda Wedd 1832

8. Matilda Wedd 27 Jan 1832 - 1913 aged 81, Christening: 30 Apr 1837 not in Aust records, wed George Gouldthorp 1824 - 1918 aged 93

9. Sarah Wedd

9. Sarah Wedd Birth: 23 Aug 1834 Christening: 30 Apr 1837 died 1896 #5232E aged 63, wed at Independent Congregational, Melbourne, 1853 #4077 to William George Raven, 1832 - 1892 #13138 aged 59, son of May Gritton and William Raven
The family lived at Collingwood, Fitzroy,
9 Children 1. Mary Matilda Raven 1854 #5649 - 1854 #5068 lived 12 weeks
2. William Thomas Raven 1856 #328 - 1857 #118 lived 10 months
3. Amy Raven 1858 #4738 - 1867 #1112 lived 8 years
4. Ophelia Raven 1862 #1581 - 1927 #806 aged 65
5. William Raven 1864 #1545 - 1864 #7465 lived 1 year
6. Herbert Raven 1865 #7763 - 1865 #8426 lived 7 months
7. Ada Raven 1866 #20468 - 1867 #1161 lived 4 months
8. Julia Raven 1868 #1792 - 1868 #6134 lived 8 months
9. Florence Raven 1869 #7948 - 1869 #6386 lived 11 weeks
Ophelia Raven 1862 #1581 - 1927 #806 aged 65, wed 1890 #2924 to Thomas Mcmahen 1860 - 1931 #8396 aged 71, son of Margaret Keys wed 1846 to William Moore McMahen, and lived at Dandenong then at Carlton
3 Children 1. Amy Constance Raven Mcmahen 1891 #2500 - 1976 #19747 aged 86, wed Ernest Ogier 2. William George Raven Mcmahen 1893 #11017 - 1953 #9570 aged 59 3. Hartley Thomas Raven Mcmahen 1896 #18240 - 1977 #15522 aged 80
1. Amy Constance Raven Mcmahen 1891 #2500 - 1976 #19747 aged 86, wed Ernest Edgar Ogier 1886 #25041 - 1942 #13394 aged 56, son of Martha Danks and Henry Ogier
1 Child 1. Betty Ogier 1924 - 1942 #6930 aged 18 years

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