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Alfred James Wilson, Henry Wilson, James Mundell Wilson, John and Diana Wilson, John and Martha Wilson,
Robert Wilson, Robert and Ann Wilson, Robert and Martha Wilson, Thomas Wilson, William Wilson,

Alfred James Wilson

Alfred James Wilson from Kent wed 1880 #4854 to Marion Sperring from London, and lived at Williamstown, then Geelong
4 Children 1. Alfred Roscoe Wilson 1882 #26566
2. Charles Gordon Wilson 1885 #10288 - 1885 #13707 lived 8 months
3. Robert Newton Wilson 1886 #18600
4. Frederick William Wilson 1888 #29756
1. Alfred Roscoe Wilson wed 1910 to Florence Hearn
1 Child 1. Ruth Hearn Wilson 1913 #28089

Henry Wilson

Henry Wilson 24 came Sep 1857 on the Chance with Elizabeth/Eliza Baker 22 and lived at Woodend, Springfield, Kyneton
7 Children 1. Agnes Wilson 1859 #3871
2. Jane Wilson 1861 #5144
3. Jessie Wilson 1863 - 1899 #4102 aged 36
4. Henry Wilson 1864 #16014
5. Eliza Wilson 1866 #2963
6. Alexander Wilson 1868 #9993
7. James Wilson 1870 #16717
3. Jessie Wilson 1863 - 1899 #4102 aged 36 wed 1882 #4804 to Charly Trigg 1855 #7705 - 1932 #11243 aged 77 died at Birregurra

James Mundell Wilson

James Mundell Wilson 1830 - 5 June 1907, wed 1853 #1203 to Martha Fagan ( Fegin Featherson) 1834 - 5 June 1918, and their first child was born 17 April 1855. James arrived in Tarnagulla during 1855 to work on the gold fields, and is later recorded as a Carpenter. By 1875 he was in partnership with William Grisold as Chaff Cutters, and this continued till he retired due to ill health.
12 children 1. Elizabeth Wilson 17 April 1855
2. Jane Perry Wilson 8 Feb 1857 #3432 wed 1888 #2204 to John Thomas Lee
3. Mary Ann Wilson 3 Jul 1858 #14015
4. Martha 1859 #21324 lived 2 months
5. Sophia Wilson 2 Nov 1860 #21661
6. James Wilson 1863 #3933 lived 14 weeks
7. Martha Wilson 2 Jul 1864 #18199
8. Margaret Wilson 3 May 1866 #11157
9. Thomas Wilson 1868 #12177
10. Ellen Wilson 1870 #11573
11. Edith 1871 #21095
12. Sarah Wilson 8 Jun 1872 lived 18 hours
13. Annie Wilson 1873 #21574
14. James Wilson 1879 #12464
Two sons and six daughters were alive when Martha died 1918.

John and Martha Wilson

John Wilson 1798 - 27th Feb 1875 aged 77, the son of John Wilson and Mary Phillips wed 30 Apr 1825 to Martha Burgess (1798 - 26th Jan 1864 aged 65 the daughter of John Burgess and Mary Unknown from Langley. Both died at Diamond Creek. Details given by on Wed, 21 Jul 2004.
See the web site Langley families, follow families, Wilson, Robert, Edward, Edward, John, John baptised 1 Jul 1798 who wed 30 Apr 1825 to Martha Burgess.
During the 1830's and 1840's the conditions for people in the rural areas had deteriorated and the Poor Law authorities induced workers to emigrate. Around 1842/43 John & Martha decided to emigrate as a bounty emigrants and were probably recruited by ship agents. After their arrival the shipper would claim from the local governments the bounty offered for having introduced the immigrant. John came out with Carter and Bonus, Emigrant agents, Leaddenall Street, London to emigrate to the Port Phillip District of NSW. The family boarded the Burhampootur a barque from Newcastle, of 550 tons on the 17th October, 1843. It was shipwrecked at Margate and they went back to London and there a week later boarded the Royal Consort of 527 tons, which arrived at Melbourne on 18th February 1844. The amount in the Bounty assistance paid to the shipping agents on behalf of John and Martha Wilson, William aged 17, Elizabeth age 14 years, was 18/14/- each. The rest of the family John Burgess age 11, Martha age 9, Joseph age 7, James age 5 and David age 1 was worth 9/7/- each.
The children were Baptised by Rev F. Pemberton in the Parish Church Langley, Joseph 17 Mar 1830, 3 chn Bap 6 Sep 1835, Joseph Bap 22 May 1836, and James was baptised with his brother David no 343 30 Apr 1842
7 Children 1. Joseph (then called William) Wilson baptised 17 Mar 1830
2. Elizabeth Wilson born 29 Apr 1830
3. John Burgess Wilson born 25 Feb 1833
4. Martha Wilson born 3 Nov 1834
5. Joseph Wilson Bap 22 May 1836
6. James Wilson c1839
7. David Wilson bap 30 Apr 1842
2. Elizabeth Wilson born 29 Apr 1830 wed 11 August 1854 #2665 to William Wandlass Herbert 1813 - 1876 #1293 aged 63, son of Robert Herbert and Isabella Wanless or Wandless of Rookland near Alwinton Northumberland, lived at Diamond Creek
About 1836 he married Annie Shiel of Morebattle, Roxburgh, Scotland. They had a son Robert and a daughter who died soon after her birth and Annie also died 1841. Williams younger brother married Annies sister Margaret Schiel. In 1844 he took a lease of a farm called "Laings Hill" near Elsdon, Northumberland, he left Robert with his Mother. William came to Melbourne date unknown 1847
6 Children
of Elizabeth
1. John Herbert 1855 #9236
2. Anna Shiell Herbert 1859 #7025
3. Elizabeth Herbert 1861 #13072
4. Isabella Herbert 1863 #21001
5. William Wandless Herbert 1865 #15651
6. Andrew Burgess Herbert 1867 #21426
3. John Burgess Wilson 25 Feb 1833 - 27 Jun 1903 aged 70, wed 1857 #2014 to Christina MacPherson who died 27 June 1903, and lived at Diamond Creek
10 Children 1. Elizabeth Wilson 1859
2. John Burgess Wilson 1860
3. Janet Wilson 1861 - 1935
4. James Wilson 1862 - 1954
5. Martha Wilson 1863 - 1863
6. William McPherson Wilson 1865
7. Christina Wilson 1869 - 1949
8. David Joseph Wilson 1871 - 1921
9. Martha Mary Wilson 1867 - 1954
10. Margaret Rosamund Wilson 1876 - 1963
4. Martha Wilson born 3 Nov 1834 wed 1859 #2235 to Robert Godber
5. Joseph Wilson Bap 22 May 1836 wed 12 Mar 1866 to Sarah Whatmough the daughter of Mary Hill and Robert Whatmough at St. Margarets Church of England, Eltham
8 Children 1. John Wilson 1867 #8448
2. Martha Wilson 1869 - 1949 #24008 aged 81, wed Parkinson
3. Joseph Wilson 5 May 1871 wed 1899 to Ada Amelia Merrall
4. Robert Wilson 1875 #15306
5. Rosalie Wilson 1877 #16025
6. James Emmett Burgess Wilson 1883 #9808 - 1949 #16833 aged 65
7. Benjamin Wilson 1880
8. Charles Walteer Burgess Wilson 1887 #27749 - 1980
2. Martha Wilson 1869 - 1949 #24008 aged 81, wed 1899 #5579 to William George Parkinson and lived at Alexandra
3 Children 1. Olive Amelia Martha Parkinson 1900 #15682
2. Ivy Myrtle Parkinson 1901 - 1967 #17154 aged 61, wed Ockwell
3. Donald Frederick Parkinson 1910 - 1979 #18037 aged 69
3. Joseph Wilson 5 May 1871 wed 1899 #5578 to Ada Amelia Adelaide Merrell/Merrall 1881 #23855 - 1948 #23388 aged 67, dau of Rachel Hewet/Hewitt and Edward William Merrall, lived at Greensborough, Seymour
4 Children 1. Clement Jos Wilson 1900 #11434
2. Percy Goulburn Wm Wilson 1901 #14286 - 1968 #1905 aged 66
3. Thomas Alfred Wilson 1908 - 1982 #05663 aged 73
4. Norman Allan Wilson 1909 - 1962 #6812 aged 53
4. Rosalie Alma Wilson 1877 #16025 - 1944 #23489 aged 68, wed 30 Oct 1895 to William Alford 1874 #2734 - 21 Mar 1954 #17670 aged 81, chn born in Northcote, then moved to Warragul

John and Diana Wilson

John Wilson wed 1862 #2973 to Diana Lippiatt and lived at Staf, then Bununyong and Sandhurst
7 Children 1. Diana Wilson 1863 #17523
2. Joseph Wilson 1865 #7139
3. Mary Jane Wilson 1867 #13372
4. Emma Wilson 1869 #14077
5. Ann (Frances Ann) Wilson 1871 #19718 - 1883 #6517 aged 12 years
6. John Wilson 1879 #11925
7. Sophia Nancy Wilson 1881 #5352
1. Diana Wilson 1863 #17523 wed 1889 #7070 to Samuel Brewer 1863 #21410

Robert and Ann Wilson

Robert Wilson wed 1847 #2010 to Ann Little at Prebyterian church Melbourne, lived at Brunswick
4 Children 1. George Wilson 1850 - 1880 #1795 aged 29
2. Robert Wilson 1854 #5359 - as Charles Robert Wilson died 1930 #3636 aged 71
3. Amelia Maria Wilson 1857 #4125
4. Harry Herbert Wilson 1859 #10382
8. Harry Herbert Wilson 1859 #10382 wed 1883 #2097 to Sarah Ann Pope 1854 #18743, and lived at Sunbury
3 Children 1. Florence Ethel Wilson 1884 #20951 lived 11 months
2. George Herbert Wilson 1885 #29259
3. Frank Ormond Wilson 1887 #15408

Robert and Martha Wilson

Robert Wilson came c1851 with Martha Whitehead and lived at Ballarat
5 Children 1. Samuel Wilson 1851 - 1857 #78M lived 6 years, born at Sea 2. Joseph Wilson 1859 #2728
3. Cornelius Wilson 1861 #7657
4. Samuel Wilson 1863 #384 - 1863 #258 lived 3 days 5. William Wilson 1866 #370 - 1867 #9770 lived 2 years
3. Cornelius Wilson 1861 #7657 wed 1888 #4783 to Sarah Jane Krygger

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson came c1856 with Ann Larmont and lived at Geelong
3 Children 1. John Wilson 1857 #6342
2. Nancy Jane Wilson 1859 #19717
3. Robert Wilson 1862 #20714
2. Nancy Jane Wilson 1859 - 1929, dau of Nancy Jane and Robert (John) Wilson, wed 1877 #3298 to John Rock Benallack 1856 at Newtown, first of 14 children, and this couple also had 14 children. See the Benallack page.

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson came c1856 with Eleanor Nicholson and lived at Upper Plenty
6 Children 1. Sarah Eleanor Wilson 1857 #1675
2. Garman Earnest Albert Wilson 1860 #13312
3. Joseph Dickinson Wilson 1863 #5048
1. Sarah Wilson 1857 #1675 wed 1883 #1701 to Henry Frederick Woolley

William Wilson

William Wilson wed 1859 #4363 to Martha Erskine and lived at Chiltern, Taradale, Bungaree,
10 Children 1. Twin Rose Wilson 1860 #19937
2. Twin Christin Wilson 1860 #19938
3. William Wilson 1862 #8309
4. Martha Wilson 1864 #5511
5. Beatrice Wilson 1867 #18652
6. Annie Wilson 1869 #7979
7. Ada Wilson 1870 #14164 - 1876 #269 lived 2 years
8. James Casser Wilson 1876 #7361
9. George Wilson 1878 #7200
10. Agnes Wilson 1879 #14629
2. Christina Wilson 1860 #19938 - 1931 #15858 aged 71, wed James Abbey 1858 #15109 - 1940 #10588 aged 82, and lived at Brunswick, Fitzroy, 7 Children



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