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On this page are some details about my ancestors and their families as well as links to other pages on this website, links to other websites and email contact for other researchers.
Please note that this is a guide only and many details need to be confirmed.
Baker and Smith
Faber and Saxton
Lyon and Knight
Nicholson and McPherson

BAKER and SMITH families - England and New South Wales, Australia

William BAKER (1808 - 1857) was the son of William BAKER, convict, 2nd Fleet "Neptune" and Mary Ann RAYCROFT.

William married Mary Ann SMITH, daughter of convicts, Joseph SMITH, 2nd Fleet "Neptune" and Margaret HOLMES, 3rd Fleet "Mary Ann".

The youngest son of William BAKER and Mary Ann SMITH was Thomas Somerville BAKER who married Maud Mary PERRY.

The BAKER and SMITH families have been very well researched.

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William BAKER - Neptune 1790 website

BEATTIE family - Ireland, Scotland and New South Wales, Australia

David BEATTIE and his wife Margaret LONG migrated from Ireland to NSW in 1856 and settled in the Singleton area.

There is more information on this page of my website.

GALVIN family - Ireland, Scotland and New South Wales, Australia

Patrick GALVIN joined the 17th Leicestershire Regiment and on 18th December 1830 arrived in Australia onboard the "Andromeda II". Patrick served in the colonial army in NSW and later ran a hotel at Singleton, NSW. His wife, Mary HUTCHINSON (or Mary HUTCHISON) was born in Scotland in about 1800.

Their daughter, Isabella GALVIN married John THORLEY at Singleton, NSW.

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GRIFFITHS family - England, New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia

Jonathan GRIFFITHS, 2nd Fleet "Scarborough" married Eleanor McDONALD, 3rd Fleet "Queen".

Jonathan was a well known shipbuilder on the Hawkesbury and later in Tasmania.

This family has been very well researched.

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Jonathan Griffiths website
Parnell and Griffiths website

HAY family - Scotland and Tasmania, Australia

Jane HAY was the daughter of convict, Robert HAY "Calcutta" and Maria HAZELWOOD (or Maria HOPPER). Maria's parents were convicts, William HAZELWOOD, 3rd Fleet "William and Ann" and Elizabeth HOPPER, 2nd Fleet "Lady Juliana" .

Among my grandmother's photos is a photo labelled "Great Great Great Grandma Hay" and this photo is almost certainly Maria HAY (nee Maria HAZELWOOD or Maria HOPPER) born 1796 on Norfolk Island who married Robert HAY. I would be happy to email a copy to anyone interested in these families.

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IRELAND family - Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales

see also Perry family below:

Edmund IRELAND was born about 1778 in Surrey, England and married Ann (FINNEMORE?) in England. Before arriving in Australia they had three children: Mary Ann IRELAND, John IRELAND and Susannah IRELAND.

Edmund IRELAND was a convict who arrived on the "Guildford" on 18th January 1812. His wife, Ann and children arrived on the "Broxbornebury" on 28th July 1814.

Both John IRELAND and Mary Ann IRELAND are my ancestors as Mary Ann's son, James PERRY married John's daughter, the 2nd Mary Ann IRELAND.

John IRELAND sailed to Hobart, married Jane HAY and then moved to Melbourne about 1847. They had at least eight children, most born in Tasmania and after Jane died in 1852 it appears the family, or at least most of them, moved to Sydney where John IRELAND remarried - to Lousia CHAMPION in Sydney 1856.

The oldest daughter of John IRELAND and Jane HAY, Maria Phoebe IRELAND married James COOPER in Melbourne, Victoria in 1851.

It is uncertain when Edmund IRELAND (of the "Guildford") died but it seems his wife Ann later married a John DAWSON in Sydney in 1823 so presumably it would have been prior to that date.

Besides the IRELAND and PERRY marriages below, other marriages of IRELAND descendants of Edmund and Ann are:

Edmund IRELAND, who married Elizabeth WELCH in 1859 in Sydney.

Henry William IRELAND (or William Henry IRELAND), who married Mary JONES in 1851 in Sydney. (to be confirmed but almost 100% certain)

James Francis IRELAND, who married Jane KING in 1843. (to be confirmed but almost 100% certain)

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PERRY family - New South Wales, Western Australia and New Zealand

see also Ireland family above

James PERRY was the son of convict, George PERRY, who arrived on "Earl St Vincent" in 1820 and Mary Ann IRELAND, daughter of convict, Edmund IRELAND "Guildford" and wife, Ann.
Ann's surname was probably FINNEMORE.

James PERRY was born in Sydney on 15th June 1831 and died on 22nd June 1918 at 66 Nickson Street, Surry Hills, NSW.
James married Mary Ann IRELAND on 7th June 1854 in Sydney.
Mary Ann died on 10th November 1893 at 64 Nickson Street, Surry Hills.

James and his wife, the 2nd Mary Ann IRELAND were 1st cousins as Mary Ann IRELAND's parents were John IRELAND and Jane HAY and James' parents were the 1st Mary Ann IRELAND and George PERRY. John IRELAND was the brother of the the 1st Mary Ann IRELAND.

Both the 1st Mary Ann IRELAND and John IRELAND were the English born children of Edmund IRELAND and Ann. My branch of the IRELAND family moved from Tasmania to Victoria and then to Sydney.

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THORLEY family - England and New South Wales, Australia

Phillip THORLEY, son of Samuel THORLEY, 3rd Fleet "Active" and Agnes SHALES was a member of John Howe's expedition which discovered Patricks Plains (Singleton, NSW). Philip married Mary GRIFFITHS, daughter of Jonathan GRIFFITHS and Eleanor McDONALD.

The Thorley family has been very well researched.

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BOORE family - England and Victoria, Australia

Frances Ann BOORE (1812 - 1896) was the daughter of Richard BOORE and Francis RUSS of Sutton Benger, England.

Frances married Captain Daniel James McPHERSON. The family migrated to Australia sometime between 1839 and 1844 and lived in Williamstown and then Geelong, where Daniel was the first Harbour Master of Geelong.

Daniel McPHERSON's parents were Daniel McPHERSON and Mary ELDER. It is possible this was the Daniel McPHERSON who fought in the Battle of Trafalgar but there is some doubt from the information we have so far.

Not a lot is known about the early BOORE ancestors yet but I am very interested in learning more about a distant relative on the BOORE side named Frederic WORLOCK (or Frederick WORLOCK), a British born actor, who appeared in countless films as well as many stage plays and television shows.

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FABER and SAXTON (or SAXON) families - England and Victoria, Australia

To date I have been unable to find much information about the FABER and SAXTON families except for that below:

Elizabeth SAXTON (or Elizabeth SAXON) married Augustus William FABER, at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London on 26th December 1815. Their daughter, Eliza FABER, born in London in 1816 married Thomas Henry PAY and migrated to Australia on the "Ebba Brahe" in 1857.

For more information see the Pay family below.

Eliza had a sister, Louisa FABER, who married Thomas SAPHIN in 1837, London and appears to have had at least nine children between 1839 and 1860.

The 1846 Will of an Augustus William FABER, known as Augustus FABER of Saint Olave, mentions a lady called Sarah (surname difficult to read), known as Sarah FABER "my beloved companion and friend". If this is the same Augustus William FABER it appears he and his wife Elizabeth SAXTON (SAXON) might have been living apart. Elizabeth was living with her son-in-law Thomas SAPHIN and his family in 1861 and 1871. Also living with them was a Benjamin SAXTON aged 67 and it is likely Benjamin was Elizabeth's father.

Augustus William FABER was a possible witness in two Old Bailey trials on 15th January 1817 and 18th September 1820. In the trial of 18th September 1820 an Augustine William FABER states he was a clerk to Mr. Ching, a Chancery Barrister. On the death certificate of Eliza Augusta FABER, her father's occupation is given as solicitor. It is therefore likely they are one and the same.


GIBBS family - England and Victoria, Australia

Eleanor Elizabeth GIBBS was born in Tunstead, England in 1849, the daughter of James Mace GIBBS and Maria PAGE of Catfield, Norfolk. James and Maria had at least two more children, James GIBBS (1848 - 1936) and Samuel Arthur GIBBS (1857 - 1908). Around 1857 the family migrated to Australia.

Eleanor GIBBS married William Augustus PAY in Victoria 1872 and her brother, James married Martha Ann GRINDROD in 1877.
Maria GIBBS (nee Maria PAGE) died in February 1885 and James Mace GIBBS died in October 1890. They are both buried at St Kilda Cemetery.

Eleanor Elizabeth PAY (nee Eleanor Elizabeth GIBBS) died at Glen Eira Road, Caulfied, Victoria on 19th October 1898 and is buried at Brighton Cemetery.

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JANSEN (JOHNSON) family - Holland and Victoria, Australia

Jacob JANSEN (or William Jacob JANSEN) was born on 30th October 1848 in Groningen, Holland. His parents were Albertje KROOS and Jan JANSEN. Jacob was a chef, cook and caterer, who arrived in Victoria, Australia about 1863 and married Frances Helen LYON on 3rd May 1876, West Melbourne, Victoria.

At some stage the name JANSEN was changed to JOHNSON. Jacob and Frances had 13 children and lived in Melbourne. Jacob JOHNSON died in 1928, aged 80 in Melbourne. Jacob apparently had a sister, Lucy JANSEN who probably married a Mr HALL in Tasmania. Lucy was probably Lukkina JANSEN born in Groningen, Holland on 3rd June 1857.
I have now traced many of Jacob's Dutch ancestors going back to the 17th century.

Some of the Australian JOHNSON descendants have had distinguished sports careers including Herbert Edward (Ted) JOHNSON who played Australian Rules for South Melbourne in the 1920s and two Olympic and Commonwealth Games cyclists.

There is more information on this page of my website.

LYON and KNIGHT family - England and Tasmania, Australia

Sarah KNIGHT was born about 1815 possibly in Portsmouth, England and died on 25th September 1863 in Hobart. Sarah arrived in Hobart as a convict on "The New Grove" on 27th March 1835 and on 9th November 1840 married Michael SINNITT (Michael SINNETT, Michael SYNNOT), convict on the "Manlius".

Sarah and Michael had two sons, Michael George SINNITT (1841 - 1920) and William SINNITT (b 1842)
Sarah KNIGHT's husband, Michael SINNITT disappeared at Streaky Bay, South Australia, Australia in 1846.

Sarah married William David Thompson LYON on 2nd September 1851 and it is from this marriage I am descended. Their daughter, Frances Helen LYON (1853 - 1927) married Jacob William JANSEN (or William Jacob JOHNSON) in West Melbourne 1876. see above.

It is possible William David Thompson LYON was the convict William LYONS, who arrived on the "Richard Webb" on 4th March 1842. However this has not yet been established for certain and no definite record of his arrival has been found at this stage.
His parents were probably David Thomson LYON and Eliza FRICKER.

After Sarah died in 1863, William David Thompson LYON married twice more to:
1. Celia Elizabeth CLUES in Hobart 1863
2. Emma Frances DHU in Hobart 1879

Sarah's and William's daughter, Frances Helen LYON married Jacob William JANSEN (or William Jacob JOHNSON) in West Melbourne 1876.

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and see also
the Jansen/Johnson family

NICHOLSON and McPHERSON family - England and Victoria, Australia

Henry Molyneux NICHOLSON was born in 1835 in Lancashire, England and migrated to Australia in about 1852. Henry's parents, James Penny NICHOLSON and Anna NICHOLSON (nee Anna WANE) migrated to Australia about 1853. Henry married 1. Anne Maria McPHERSON (1836 - 1893) at St Paul's Church, Geelong, Victoria on 15 Oct 1861 and 2. Annie WILSON at Geelong in 1901.

Anne Maria McPHERSON's parents were the early pilot and harbour master of Geelong, Captain Daniel James McPHERSON.

There is more information on this page of my website

PAY family - England and Victoria, Australia

Thomas Henry PAY was born on 12th March 1814, married Eliza Augusta FABER on 26th March 1836 in London and arrived in Melbourne, Australia on board the "Marco Polo" on 27th January 1854. His family joined him in Australia three years later.

Lyn has done extensive research on the Pay family. (Please see email link below)


TEVELEIN family - France, England and Tasmania, Australia

The TEVELEINS have been very well researched from their Huguenot origins in France in the 16th century to their English and Australian descendants.

John TEVELEIN settled in Tasmania in 1837 with wife, Prudence GARTH. I have never found a TEVELEIN family in Australia not related to John and Prudence.

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Anne's Teveleins web site

WANE family - England

Anna WANE's father, Daniel WANE was a merchant and possibly the Daniel WANE who operated a dye house in Lancaster.

Daniel and Caroline also had a son Daniel Molyneux WANE b 1806.

Daniel WANE married Caroline SMITH (or MUNRO) in Saint Martin in the Fields 1802. Caroline might have been the Caroline SMITH who married Daniel MUNRO in India in 1795 as there was apparently a connection with Sir George Hilaro BARLOW. However this possible 1st marriage has not yet been confirmed.

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WINDUSS family - Tasmania and Victoria, Australia

John WINDUSS was born in December 1809 at Otterburn, Yorkshire, England and married Mary BELL. John belonged to the 96th Regiment and arrived in Hobart on 21st September 1841 on the ship "Waverley" with wife Mary.

As with the TEVELEIN family I have found most WINDUSS names in Tasmania and Victoria are connected to John and Mary and there are also WINDUSS descendants of John and Mary in Western Australia and New Zealand.

There is more information on this page of my website.

or visit:
Anne's Teveleins web site