Ancestors of Amanda Helen Mary TAYLOR - Fifth Generation

Ancestors of Amanda Helen Mary TAYLOR

Fifth Generation


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16. William Frederick TAYLOR was born 1 on 1 Jan 1831 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. He died 2 on 10 Feb 1886 in London, England. He married 3, 4 Sarah Ann (Mary) PORTCH on 21 Jan 1871 in All Saints Church, Kensington, England. William was confirmed 5 in Confirmation names St. Peter & St. Gregorious. He resided 6 on 1 Oct 1868 at 64 Buckingham Palace Road, London. He resided 7 on 14 Jan 1870 at 64 Buckingham Palace Road, London. He resided 8 in 1871/1883 at 3 St. John's Terrace, New Wandsworth, Battersea, Surrey. He resided 9 on 21 Jan 1871 at 3 Blaynor Road, Kensington. He resided in 1871 at 5 Northcote Road, Battersea, London. He resided in 1881 at 3 St. John's Terrace, New Wandsworth, Battersea, Surrey. He was employed as Composer of Music, aged 38 years in 1871. He was employed 10 as Mariner at time of 2nd marriage on 21 Jan 1871. He was 11 a Widower at the time of his second marriage to Sarah PORTCH on 21 Jan 1871. He was 12 a Piano & Organ Builder - Composer in Sep 1880. He was a Musician & Composer in 1881. [Parents]

Taylor William Frederick Lambeth 1d 295 Deaths Mar 1886
(Son Albert possibly resided at 16 Belmore Street, Lambeth, London in 1901 Census? However
said Albert is married and Albert supposedly married late in life?)

Willm Fredk Taylor ; Age in 1871: 38 ; Estimated birth year: 1833; Relation: Head
Gender: Male ; Where born: Bristol
Household: other family members
Sarah Miller 17 Merton Servant Battersea London
Charles H Taylor 10 months London, Middlesex, England Son Battersea London
Ida Ellen Taylor 4 London, Middlesex, England Daughter Battersea London
Sarah A Taylor 25 Bristol Wife Battersea London
William F Taylor 2 London, Middlesex, England Son Battersea London
Willm Fredk Taylor 38 Bristol Head Battersea London
Civil Parish or Township: Battersea
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
County/Island: London
Country: England
Source information: RG10/703
Registration district: Wandsworth
Sub-registration district: Battersea
ED, institution, or vessel: 22
Folio: 102; Page: 42 ; Household schedule number: 188

Household Record 1881 British Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
William F. TAYLOR Head M Male 49 Bristol Musician & Composer
Sarah A. TAYLOR Wife M Female 34 Redland Bristol
Ida E. TAYLOR Daughter U Female 14 Paddington, Middlesex, England
William F. TAYLOR Son Male 12 Westminster
Charles H. TAYLOR Son Male 10 Westminster
Edith F. TAYLOR Daughter Female 8 Battersea, Surrey, England
Julia E. TAYLOR Daughter Female 6 Battersea, Surrey, England
Louisa A. TAYLOR Daughter Female 4 Battersea, Surrey, England
Albert D. TAYLOR Son Male 2 Battersea, Surrey, England
Cecila TAYLOR Daughter Female 0 Battersea, Surrey, England
Source Information:
Dwelling 3 St Johns Terrace
Census Place Battersea, Surrey, England
Family History Library Film 1341149
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0644 / 136
Page Number 26

William's descendants advised that he was a Piano & Organ Builder in Bristol and London, like his father, and that he had a Degree in Music. However, at the time of his second marriage in 1871 his occupation his given as 'Mariner', as is his father's. He is also listed as a 'Widower', which would indicate that his first three children may have been born to his first wife and were not children of his 2nd marriage to Sarah. However, I hold a copy of the birth certificate of his son, William Frederick born in 1868 which confirms his mother is Sarah Ann TAYLOR, formerly PORTCH". I also hold a Certified Copy of Entry of this Marriage Registration No.3612 in the year 1871 for Marriage solemnized at All Saints Church in the Parish of Kensington in the County of Middlesex. It states William Frederick TAYLOR, was a WIDOW of full age, Mariner of 3 Blaynor Road, father William Taylor, also a Mariner, marrying Sarah Ann PORTCH of full age, spinster of same address, father James PORTCH, a Florist. Both parties signed their names. Witnesses : George LEWIS and Joseph LITTLE.

The original TAYLOR Family History received from London in the early 1900s' showed William Frederick TAYLOR and Sarah Ann (Mary) PORTCH as having 10 children.
i. Ada Emily TAYLOR, b. 19 Feb 1867, London, England, d. 1939, England.
ii. William Frederick (Fred) TAYLOR b. 1 Oct 1868, our direct ancestor married Naomi Grace (Grace) EZZEY.
iii. Charles Henry Stanislaus TAYLOR, b. 14 Jan 1870, 64 Buckingham Palace Rd,London, Eng. He married Irene ,
and died 1898, on the London Docks, London, England.
iv.Edith Frances TAYLOR, b. 19 Nov 1871, St. John's Ter. , N.Wandsworth. She married E (Edward ? ) MARCHANT.
v. Julia Emily (Ju) TAYLOR, b. 10 Jan 1874, St. John's Ter., N.Wandsworth, England. She married E HUNT
vi.Albert Dufaure TAYLOR, b. 2 Nov 1875, St. John's Ter., N.Wandsworth. He married Mildred Catherine EDWARDS
vii.Louise Alice (Lou) TAYLOR, b. 10 Dec 1876, St. John's Ter., N.Wandsworth, England, d. England.
viii.Cecilia / Amelia (Amy) TAYLOR, b. 11 Jul 1880, St. John's Ter., N.Wandsworth, England, d. 1897, Wandsworth,
ix. Felix St. George TAYLOR, b. 3 Jan 1883, St. John's Ter., N.Wandsworth, England, d. 1888, Wandsworth, England.
x. Francis Joseph Kessler TAYLOR, b. 21 Jun 1886, Abertein Rd., N.Wandsworth. He is known to have married.

Possible Death :
Deaths Mar 1886
Taylor William Frederick Lambeth 1d 295

17. Sarah Ann (Mary) PORTCH was born 1 in 1847 in Redland, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. She died 2 on 16 Oct 1898 in Union Infirmary, Wandsworth, London. The cause of death was Phthisis Pleuritis. Sarah was confirmed 3 in Confirmation Name and known as Mary. She resided in 1871 in 5 Northcote Road, Battersea, London. She resided 4 in 1871/1883 at 3 St. John's Terrace, New Wandsworth, Battersea, Surrey. She resided in 1881 at 3 St. John's Terrace, New Wandsworth, Battersea, Surrey. She resided 5 on 21 Jun 1886 in Abertein Road, New Wandsworth. She resided 6 on 16 Oct 1898 at 9 Watford Villas, East Battersea. According to family lore, she was apparently employed 7 as a School Teacher in Wales and London. [Parents]

Birth possibly registered in Jul-Aug-Sep 1848 POR?, Richard - POR?, Richard FREE : illegible - unable to save image.

Deaths Dec 1898 Taylor Sarah Ann 56 Wandsworth 1d 336
Death Certificate Ordered Wednesday 16th Mar 2005 :
Name on Certificate Certificate Type Number of Certificates No. Ref Checks Despatch Date (Est)
Sarah Ann Taylor E/W Death 1 0 30 Mar 2005 1898 Death Sarah Ann Taylor ; Year Qtr District Vol Page Reg Ent No DOR
1898 Dec Wandsworth 1d 336
Name on Certificate Certificate Type Number of Certificates Despatch Date (Est) Customer Ref
Sarah Ann Taylor E/W Death 1 30 Mar 2005 1898 Death Sarah Ann Taylor
Year Qtr District Vol Page Reg Ent No DOR
1898 Dec Wandsworth 1d 336

Willm Fredk Taylor ; Age in 1871: 38 ; Estimated birth year: 1833; Relation: Head
Gender: Male ; Where born: Bristol
Household: other family members
Sarah Miller 17 Merton Servant Battersea London
Charles H Taylor 10 months London, Middlesex, England Son Battersea London
Ida Ellen Taylor 4 London, Middlesex, England Daughter Battersea London
Sarah A Taylor 25 Bristol Wife Battersea London
William F Taylor 2 London, Middlesex, England Son Battersea London
Willm Fredk Taylor 38 Bristol Head Battersea London
Civil Parish or Township: Battersea
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
County/Island: London
Country: England
Source information: RG10/703
Registration district: Wandsworth
Sub-registration district: Battersea
ED, institution, or vessel: 22
Folio: 102 ; Page: 42 ; Household schedule number: 188

Household Record 1881 British Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
William F. TAYLOR Head M Male 49 Bristol Musician & Composer
Sarah A. TAYLOR Wife M Female 34 Redland Bristol
Ida E. TAYLOR Daughter U Female 14 Paddington, Middlesex, England
William F. TAYLOR Son Male 12 Westminster
Charles H. TAYLOR Son Male 10 Westminster
Edith F. TAYLOR Daughter Female 8 Battersea, Surrey, England
Julia E. TAYLOR Daughter Female 6 Battersea, Surrey, England
Louisa A. TAYLOR Daughter Female 4 Battersea, Surrey, England
Albert D. TAYLOR Son Male 2 Battersea, Surrey, England
Cecila TAYLOR Daughter Female 0 Battersea, Surrey, England
Source Information:
Dwelling 3 St Johns Terrace
Census Place Battersea, Surrey, England
Family History Library Film 1341149
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0644 / 136
Page Number 26

Household Record 1881 British Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
William F. TAYLOR Head M Male 49 Bristol Musician & Composer
Sarah A. TAYLOR Wife M Female 34 Redland Bristol
Ida E. TAYLOR Daughter U Female 14 Paddington, Middlesex, England
William F. TAYLOR Son Male 12 Westminster
Charles H. TAYLOR Son Male 10 Westminster
Edith F. TAYLOR Daughter Female 8 Battersea, Surrey, England
Julia E. TAYLOR Daughter Female 6 Battersea, Surrey, England
Louisa A. TAYLOR Daughter Female 4 Battersea, Surrey, England
Albert D. TAYLOR Son Male 2 Battersea, Surrey, England
Cecila TAYLOR Daughter Female 0 Battersea, Surrey, England
Source Information:
Dwelling 3 St Johns Terrace
Census Place Battersea, Surrey, England
Family History Library Film 1341149
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0644 / 136
Page Number 26

Confirmation name : St. Mary, always known as Mary. Mary was a School Teacher in Wales and London. Her parents were both School Teachers in Wales. Surname also spelt PORCH.

Mary died at the Union infirmary. Her occupation is stated as Widow of William Frederick Taylor, a Professor of Musice of 9 Watford Villas East Battersea. Cause of death on 16 Oct 1898 was Phthisis Pleuritis. Phthisis [ty'sis] literally, means a wasting disease but almost invariably will mean pulmonary tuberculosis, any debilitating lung or throat affections; a severe cough; asthma. The informant on the death was A.E.Taylor, daughter of 21 Octavia Street, Battersea.

I hold a Certified Copy of an Entry of this Marriage Registration No3612 in the year 1871 for Marriage solemnized at All Saints Church in the Parish of Kensington in the County of Middlesex . Which states William Frederick TAYLOR, of full age, Mariner of 3 Blaynor Road, Father WilliamTaylor, also a Mariner, marrying Sarah Ann PORTCH also of full age, spinster of the same address, father James PORTCH, a florist. Both parties signed their names. Witnesses : George LEWIS &Joseph LITTLE.
The district Kensington spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Middlesex.

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Henry Ezzey - son of John Ezzey and Rebecca (nee Lamb)

18. Henry EZZEY was born 1 on 4 Apr 1826 in Mulgrave Place, Windsor NSW Australia. He was christened 2 on 24 Dec 1826 in St. Matthew's Church of England Windsor NSW. He died 3 on 15 Dec 1898 in Carters Road, Grose Vale, NSW Australia. The cause of death was influenza 2 weeks and gastro enteritis 10 days. He was buried 4, 5 on 17 Dec 1898 in St. Peter's Church of England Richmond (Row 5 Grave 86 Section A). He married 6 Mary Anne WITNEY on 6 Mar 1865 in St. Peter's Church of England, Richmond NSW. Henry signed a will 7 in Dec 1877. He resided 9 in 1866/1871 in Comleroy Road, Richmond NSW. He resided 10 in 1874/1875 in South Kurrajong NSW. He was employed 11, 12 as Farmer and Landholder. He was employed 13 as Lay Preacher at St. Stephens, Sth Kurrajong. [Parents]

V18267766 1C/1826 EZZEY HENRY JOHN REBECCA
V1826340 10/1826 EZZEY HENRY JOHN REBECCA

7766/1

Will Number 17338/4 P.O

No record of Henry has been located since the 1828 Census until 1854 when he was a witness at his sister Jane's marriage to James TOWNSEND and then in October 1854 when his cousin William John EZZY married Catherine ROBERTS. There appears no mention of him again for another ten years until he is a witness at his youngest brother, Joseph's wedding in 1864.

Henry was almost 39 years of age when he married Mary Anne WITNEY at St. Peter's Richmond on 6 Mar 1865 and Mary Anne was 24. The Witnesses were John LONG and Elizabeth (surname smudged and unreadable). Although he married late in life, Henry and Mary had a family of sixteen children, the youngest child being born 3 weeks before Henry's 62nd birthday.

The couple started their married life on the Comleroy Road and the property ran back onto Little Wheeny Creek. They remained in the area for about six or seven years. After the birth of their sixth child Dora in 1871 Henry moved his growing family to the township of Richmond, to live in one of the cottages left to him there in March Street, under the terms of his father's will. The family then moved to a farm house in South Kurrajong which his brothers Richard and Joseph EZZEY helped him to build, in an area later known as Carter's Road and Grose Vale.

When Henry's father John passed away in 1869, Henry inherited 40 acres of land which was part of his father's 400 acres at Richmond Hill, or Kurrajong, in the part of the area now called Bowen Mount and called "Bonnie Doon", on what is today the area of 'Cabbage Tree Road'. However, this land was sold and Henry lived elsewhere in the Kurrajong.The family worshiped at St. Stephen's Church at South Kurrajong where Henry was a Lay Preacher.

Henry was a Landholder of 30 acres known as the Patrick Boyland Grant, purchased from a Mr. Poole and two cottages. One at 34 March Street Richmond and the other, either #32 or #36. He later purchased another 60 acres known as Thompson Grant from James Skuthorp (nephew of Richard and Elizabeth Skuthorp) and later purchased 50 acres that had been an original grant to Thomas Miller. It was the Miller grant that Henry owned at the time of his death (as well as the Boyland grant). The farm's two main crops were seville oranges, which were sold to local Jam Factories and the crop of 'Kurrajong Wool' which was sent to the local tanneries.

Henry is mentioned in the Windsor & Richmond Gazette on 12 Sep 1896 which advised it's readers that "Mr Henry EZZY had been very ill lately having had an attack of his old complaint, asthma." Although an autopsy showed Henry to have a badly diseased and much-shrunken liver, not much bigger than a walnut, Henry was a VERY strict tee-totaller. (In 1896 his two children Manton and Minnie sang at the Church of England Temperance Society Concert at St. Stephen's Church, Kurrajong).
A Memorial Headstone was erected in St. Peter's Church of England Churchyard for Henry, Mary Anne and their daughter Medora Florence in 1986 by The Ezzy Family Trust.

19. Mary Anne WITNEY was born 1 on 29 Jun 1840 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. She died 2 on 26 Jul 1919 in Carters Road, Grose Vale NSW. She was buried in Jul 1919 in St. Peter's Church of England, Richmond NSW with her husband. Mary was buried 3 in Jul 1919 in Row 5, Plot 86 (no headstone). She emigrated 4, 5 on 24 Dec 1843 from England on the ship "United Kingdom". She immigrated 6 on 20 Apr 1844 to arriving in Sydney with her parents. She resided 7 in 1866/1871 in Comleroy Road, Richmond NSW. She resided 8 in 1874/1875 in South Kurrajong NSW. [Parents]

14602/1919 EZZEY MARY A EDMUND ELIZABETH RICHMOND

Mary Anne WITNEY left England with her family on 24 Dec 1843 and sailed to Australia on ship "United Kingdom" arriving in the colony on 29 Apr 1844, together with her uncle John and his family. They disembarked on 7 May 1844 when the brothers were released into the employ of William Cox Jnr. of "Hobartville", Richmond. Both brothers remained at "Hobartville" for at least five years, possibly longer. The family later lived at Agnes Banks.

Henry was almost 39 years of age when he married Mary Anne WITNEY at St .Peter's Richmond on 6 Mar 1865 and Mary Anne was 24. Witnesses were John LONG and Elizabeth (surname smudged and unreadable).

The couple started their married life on the Comleroy Road and the property ran back onto Litle Wheeny Creek, remaining in the area for about six or seven years. After the birth of their sixth child Dora in 1871 Henry moved his growing family to the township of Richmond to live in one of the cottages left to him there in March Street, under the terms of his father's will.

Children:
i Mark Stanley EZZEY b. 4 Mar 1866. He married twice and had a family of four children.
ii Louisa Ann EZZEY, b. 9 Feb 1867, Comleroy Road, Kurrajong NSW AUS, d. 30 Nov 1867, Infant - aged 9 months,
iii Ruth Amelia EZZEY b. 23 Feb 1868 married William James KNOTT and they had 13 children.
iv Lebanon Henry EZZEY, b. 25 Feb 1869, Comleroy Road, Richmond NSW AUS, d. 27 Nov 1869, Kurrajong NSW
v Naomi Grace (Grace) EZZEY b. 22 Mar 1870 Comleroy Road, Kurrajong, our direct ancestor married
William Frederick (Fred) TAYLOR.
vi Medora Florence (Dora) EZZEY, b. 21 Jul 1871, Comleroy Road, Kurrajong, was a spinster and never married.
vii John Alburne EZZEY, b. 14 Nov 1872, Richmond, NSW, d. 4 Feb 1873, buried: St. Peter's C/E, Richmond NSW.
viii Robert Charles EZZEY, b. 2 Nov 1873, Richmond, NSW, d. 28 Dec 1873, buried: St. Peter's C/E, Richmond NSW.
ix George Ephraim (Eph) EZZEY b. 8 Nov 1874 married Catherine (Kit) BOYD and had 4 children in South Africa.
x Hamilton Langley (Ham) EZZEY b. 21 Dec 1875 married Mabel Mary (Mary) PAIN and they had two daughters.
xi Caleb Edmund (Cale) EZZEY b. 19 Jan 1877 married Martha Fanny Matilda CROSS and they had two sons.
xii Claudia Elizabeth EZZEY, b. 9 Apr 1878, South Kurrajong, NSW Australia, d. 22 Apr 1878, South Kurrajong, NSW
xiii William Manton (Mant) EZZEY b. 19 Mar 1879 married Margaret Elizabeth (Madge) BUSH and had two children.
xiv Minna Ethel (Min) EZZEY, b. 16 Apr 1880, married William Elphinstone (Will) GRAHAM. They had no children.
xv Lambert Hedley EZZEY, b. 17 Mar 1884, South Kurrajong, NSW Australia, d. 12 Jan 1885, South Kurrajong, NSW
xvi Ralph Kenneth EZZEY b. 20 Mar 1888 married Gladys Maude (Maude) HOSKINS and had three children.

Mary Anne EZZEY, like many of her generation held a very strong belief that the Bible should be read daily. At the time of her death she was reading 'The Witney Family Bible' bookmarked at 'The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Chapters 24 and 25'.

Janette (Jan) HUNT advised via GenesReunited : Mary Anne WITNEY is my 2nd cousin 4 times removed. I am a direct descendent of Francis WHITE & Mary BEARD whose daughter Anne married Benjamin RATLEY.

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20. Samuel William ASHER was born 1, 2 on 17 Apr 1848 in Raymond Terrace Newcastle, NSW AUS. He was christened 3 on 8 Oct 1848 in Hunter River Circuit, County Northumberland. He died 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 on 3 Oct 1923 in Victoria Street, Lewisham, Sydney. The cause of death was Senile Myocarditis, Dropsy. He was buried 9, 10 on 5 Oct 1923 in the Congregational Cemetery Rookwood, Sydney. He married 11, 12 Mary WEBSTER on 4 Nov 1873 in the House of Mrs Webster, Congreg. Church Rites. Samuel resided 13 on 4 Nov 1873 in Sydney NSW. He resided 14 on 25 Jul 1877 in Council Street, Newcastle NSW. He resided 15 on 5 Oct 1898 in Council Street, Newcastle NSW. He was employed as Carpenter & Builder. He was employed 16 as Canvasser on 3 Oct 1923. He joined religion 17 Wesleyan Methodist in 1848. [Parents]

V18481149 55/1848 ASHER SAMUEL W SAMUEL HANNAH
V18481149 55 NSWPI Pioneer Series - Births

Baptism Certificates states ceremony performed at "Hunter River Circuit, County of Northumberland"

17223/1923 ASHER SAMUEL W SAMUEL ANN PETERSHAM

Samuel and Mary married on 4 November 1873 at the house of Mrs. Webster in Perkins Street, Newcastle in the presence
of Alfred ASHER and Douglass SCOTT in the rights of the Congregational Church by Thomas J PEPPER, Officiating Minister. At the time of their marriage Samuel was living in Sydney and Mary in Newcastle. After their marriage they settled in Newcastle where their first three children were born and where both their families also lived. However, by October 1882 they had moved to Sydney where their last four children were born. Samuel was possibly known as William, as that is how he is listed on his mother Ann's Death Certificate in 1944.

Samuel was a Minister of the Congregational Church in Sydney. Mr. Clancy of the Uniting Church Archives advised "Samuel W. Asher trained at North Willoughby in 1878. He was ordained in 1880 and was a Minister at Pyrmont from 1884 to 1885. He was a Minister in Collingwood Victoria fro 1885 to 1887, before returning to Sydney were he was a Minister at North Willoughby in 1898. Records close in 1899. Records prepared by Lindsay Lockley".
Samuel and Mary raised a family of seven children :
i Helen May ASHER b. 17 Dec 1875 married Thomas Edwin GLOVER-CHAMBERS and had three children..
ii William James ASHER, b.19 Jan 1876,Newcastle, d.1952. He was an Accountant and bachelor who never married
iii Samuel Webster ASHER b. 25 Jul 1877, our direct ancestor married Emily Magdalen SMITH.
iv Grace Ethel ASHER, b. 11 Oct 1882 in St. Leonards, d. 19 Sep 1969 also never married.
v Beatrice Mary Victoria ASHER, b. 26 Mar 1885, married Ralph JOHNSTON. They had no children.
vi George Alfred ASHER, b. 14 Sep 1887, North Willougby, NSW Australia, d. 22 Mar 1970, also never married.
vii David MacKenzie ASHER b. 28 Sep 1891 married Gladys Mary PRIEST and had at least two children.

The Witnesses at Samuel's Death were S. JONES and Frank ASHER, his older brother. The Informant was William J. ASHER, son, 20 Auburn Street, Wollongong. Children of Marriage : Helen M 48, William J 47, Samuel W 46, Grace E 41,
George A 36, Beatrice M.V 38, David M 32 Living. None Deceased.

On NSWPI Pioneer Series Births, Samuel's mother is incorrectly recorded as Hannah, instead of Ann.

21. Mary WEBSTER was born 1, 2 on 12 Apr 1852 in Newcastle NSW Australia. She died 3, 4, 5 in 1939 in 619 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW. The cause of death was Uraemia, Chronic Nephritis, Myocarditis. She was buried 6 on 4 Oct 1939 in the General Cemetery, South Head. Mary resided 7 on 4 Nov 1873 in Perkins Street, Newcastle NSW. She resided 8 on 25 Jul 1877 in Council Street, Newcastle NSW. She was employed 9 as 'Lady' stated on marriage certificate on 4 Nov 1873. She joined religion 10 Presbyterian. [Parents]

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22. Joseph CLEWETT was born 1 in 1857 in St. Leonards, Sydney NSW Australia. He died 2 on 7 Oct 1878 in Blues Point, St. Leonards NSW AUS. The cause of death was Sun Stroke, Cephalites - 4 days. He was buried 3 on 9 Oct 1878 in the Church England Cemetery, Willoughby, Sydney NSW. He married Emma SMITH in Joseph CLEWETT & Emma not married. Joseph was employed 4 as Store Keeper on 7 Oct 1878. [Parents]

3942/1857 CLEWETT JOSEPH JAMES MARTHA ST LEONARDS

3933/1878 CLEWETT JOSEPH JAMES MARTHA ST LEONARDS

Joseph was the son of James and Martha CLEWETT (nee HEWITT). He had three siblings Sarah (1852),
James (about 1852, died young in 1857) and Robert James (1860 to 1945).

Joseph, was a Store Keeper with his father James in Blues Point Road, St. Leonards, Sydney. Joseph died of sunstroke when he was 21 years of age, six months before his daughter Emily SMITH was born. He was not married to Emily's mother, Emma.

Informant on Death Certificate : Martha CLEWETT, Mother, Blues Point. Witnesses : John PALMER and Theophilus PALMER
Cause of Death : Sunstroke, Cephalites - Duration 4 days.

http://www.cluett.org.uk/cgi-bin/search.pl
Clewett Joseph MI St Thomas Cemetery Nth Sydney NSW 7 Oct 1878 21yrs 3m son of James & Martha

23. Emma SMITH was born 1 on 7 Jul 1858 in Balmain, Sydney NSW Australia. She died 2 on 10 Mar 1918 in 5 Layton Street Camperdown, Sydney NSW AUS. The cause of death was Carcinoma of Uterus - 18 months. She was buried 3 on 11 Mar 1918 in the Church of England Cemetery, Gore Hill. Emma joined religion 4 Church of England on 10 Mar 1918. [Parents]

Emma SMITH was the youngest child in her family. Her father Henry was 38 and her mother Sarah 37 years of age at the time of her birth. Emma gave birth to two daughters. Witnesses at her birth were Mrs.KILEEN and Bridget MURPHY.

Her first child, Emily, was born at the Benevolent Asylum in Sydney when she was 21 years of age. At the time Emma it would appear Emma could not write as she Certified as Informant by her "x" mark. She was admitted to the Benevolent Asylum on Monday 3rd March 1879 and subsequently discharged on Monday 7 Apr 1879. Emily's father Joseph CLEWETT died of sunstroke, six months before Emily was born. Then the father of her second child, Jacob James SCHNEIDER, died on 30 June 1881 when Emily was 2yrs of age and the day before their daughter Annie was born.

Emma's Death Certificate states she was 18 years of age when she married "James SCHNEIDER" in Sydney. According
to his death certificate, James Jacob SCHNEIDER immigrated from Germany at 2 years of age. His death was registered in the name of James Jacob SCHNIDER. When Emma registered their daughter Annie's birth in 1881 she stated father's name as Jacob James SCHNIDER, born "at sea" and signs as "Emma SCHNIDER" and certifies the date and place of marriage as 2nd March 1881 in Sydney (three months before Annie's birth), however no marriage was registered.

At the time of her daughter Emily's marriage in 1878 Emily's guardian was Charles Henry ALLMEY, her uncle, whose wife was Emma's sister and Emily's aunt Eliza Madeline SMITH. However, her mother Emma SMITH was still living at this time.

Emma died on 19 Mar 1918 of 'Carcinoma of Uterus - 18 months'. Her headstone at Gore Hill Cemetery (Row 46 North- 5th to west - C/E) reads : "In memory of Emma SCHNEIDER - Died 10th March 1918. Aged 57 years". The age given on her Death Certificate is 56 years. The informant being her brother 'B.T. Smith of 38 Birchgrove Road Balmain'. However Emma was actually 59 years of age at the time of her death. The witnesses to her death were James BARTLETT (most likely the husband of Annie) and her also her other son-in-law Samuel W.ASHER, the husband of her daughter Emily.

Possibly resident of Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children(yet to be verifiied) - However no entries for siblings, therefore
most likely another Emma SMITH of the same age.
State Records of NSW Index to Randwick Asylum http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
Page No Entry No Surname FirstName Alias Age Date Series Item Reel
171 1630 SMITH Emma - 9 27 Apr 1868 NRS 13362 2 1866

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24. Henry William ASHDOWN was born 1 on 10 Sep 1861 in Swan Street, Sydney NSW Australia. He died 2 on 26 Dec 1896 in Wyong NSW. He was buried 3 on 27 Dec 1896 in Ourimbah Cemetery NSW. He married 4 Annie Louisa SADLER on 18 Nov 1882 in St. Paul's Church of England, Burwood Sydney NSW. Henry resided on 1 Nov 1883 in Canterbury, NSW Australia. He was employed as Brickmaker at the time of their marriage on 18 Nov 1882. He was employed as Labourer at the time of their son Sydney's birth on 1 Nov 1883. He was employed 5 as Proprietor. He was employed as Fisherman given on Death Certificate. He joined religion Church of England. [Parents]

1738/1861 ASHDOWN HENRY W HENRY MARY A SYDNEY

1189/1897 ASHDOWN HENRY W HENRY MARY A GOSFORD

Henry was born in Swan Street , which still exists today at the Haymarkets down near Darling Harbour, Goulburn Streets.
He resided at Belmore and Annie at Canterbury at the time of their marriage in 1882 at St.Paul's Church of England Church, Burwood, when his occupation was a Brickmaker. The Witnesses to their marriage were Charles Sydney KEEDLE and Charlotte Ann KEEDLE.

Henry was 22 years of age at the time of their first child Sydney William's birth in 1883, at which time his occupation is a Labourer. His wife Annie was 23 and the family resided in Canterbury, NSW. When their son Sidney married on 21 Nov 1906 he gave his father's occupation as 'Proprietor'. However, his Occupation was given as a Fisherman on his Death Certificate.

Henry and Annie had five children:
i. Sydney William ASHDOWN, b. 1 Nov 1883, our direct ancestor, married Mary Martha (Polly) TAYLOR in 1906.
ii. Fanny Agnes ASHDOWN, b. 1885 in Glebe, Sydney (birth registered in the district of St. George).
iii. Eva A ASHDOWN, b. 1886 in Glebe married Frederick J HULBERT in 1909. It is not yet known if they had children.
iv. Harry T ASHDOWN, b. 1893 married Olive M SMITH, 1914 and they had at least four children.
v. Arthur E ASHDOWN, b. 1895 married Amy E HADFIELD. They had at least five children who died as infants.

Cause of Death : Disease of Heart and Kidney. Magisterial Inquiry Wyong 26 Dec 1896. Duration : 3 - 4 months.
Informant on Death Certificate was Henry's wife Annie, who gave Children of Marriage as :
Sidney W 13, Fanny A 11, Eva A 10, Henry T 4, Arthur E 15mths Living. 1 Male and 1 Female deceased.

25. Annie Louisa SADLER was born 1 on 1 Oct 1860 in Liverpool Street Sydney NSW Australia. She died 2 on 4 Jun 1925 in Coast Hospital, Little Bay, Randwick NSW. She was buried on 5 Jun 1925 in the Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood. Annie resided on 1 Nov 1883 in Canterbury NSW Australia. She resided in 1925 in 54 Percival Street Leichhardt, Sydney. She joined religion Church of England. She was employed as Old Age Pensioner stated on Death Ct. in 1925. [Parents]

1907/1860 SADLER LOUISA THOMAS AGNES SYDNEY

5239/1925 ASHDOWN ANNIE L 64 YEARS COAST HOSPITAL REDFERN

Annie was possibly born 'Louisa' on 1 Oct 1860 in Liverpool St., Sydney, the oldest child to her parents who were aged 19 and 17 years at the time. (No birth is registered for a child named Annie Louisa, yet all other children registered - hence conclusion).

Henry resided at Belmore and Annie at Canterbury at the time of their marriage in 1882 . Their Witnesses were Charles Sydney KEEDLE and Charlotte Ann KEEDLE.

Annie was 23 years of age when their first child Sydney, our direct ancestor who married Martha Mary (Polly) TAYLOR was born in 1883. Her husband Henry, a labourer at the time was 22 and the family were residing in Canterbury, NSW.

When Henry died at Wyong of Heart and Kidney Disease at the age of 35 years in 1896 Annie was left with five young children to raise :
Sidney W 13, Fanny A 11, Eva A 10, Henry T 4 and Arthur E 15mths. She did not remarry as she died as Mrs.Ashdown.

When Annie died on 4 Jun 1925 at Coast Hospital, Little Bay, Randwick her residence was given as late of 54 Percival Street, Leichhardt. Cause of Death : Heart Failure while under anaesthetic, acute intestinal obstruction. Inquiry Sydney 18 Jun 1925.
Children of Marriage : Sydney W 41, Fanny A 39, Eva A 37, Harry T 32, Arthur E 29, Living. None Deceased

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26. Robert TAYLOR was born 1 on 11 Apr 1858 in 107 High Street Airdrie, North Lanarkshire Scotland. He died 2 on 25 Jun 1952 in Lane Cove, Sydney NSW. He married Mary WILLIAMSON on 28 Dec 1880 in 72 Clark Street Airdrie, North Lanarkshire Scotland. Robert immigrated 3 in 1895/1898 to Australia via Victoria, then settled in Sydney. He resided in 1881 in 72 Clark Street Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. He resided on 28 Dec 1880 in High Street, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. He resided on 17 May 1885 in High Street, Bannockburn, POG, County of Ayr, Scotland. He resided on 6 Apr 1898 in 31 Caroline Street Redfern, Sydney. He resided about 1947 in 51 Bond Street Mosman, Sydney NSW Australia. He was employed 4 as Master Hairdresser. [Parents]

Birth Results (Statutory Register Index Births & Christenings (1855-1903))
Criteria : Surname: "TAYLOR"; Forename: "ROBERT"; District: Airdrie; Sex: Male; Year From: 1858; Year To: 1858
No. Year Surname Forename Parent Name Sex District County GROS Data
1 1858 TAYLOR ROBERT M AIRDRIE OR NEW MONKLAND LANARK 651/01 0228
Entry No. 288 on Page 76 Births in the Burgh of Airdrie in the County of Lanark
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ROBERT TAYLOR
Male
Event(s):
Birth: 11 APR 1858 New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
Father: ROBERT TAYLOR Mother: JANE MCKIE
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Robert's parents were Robert TAYLOR and Jane TAYLOR (nee McKIE). Robert was born at 107 High St. Airdrie Scotland at 10.15pm and immigrated from Scotland before April 1898. Robert and Mary were married after Banns according to the Rites of the Congregational Union Church on 28 Dec 1880. The Witnesses to their marriage were David NEWLANDS (or NOWLANDS) and Maggie WILLIAMSON (Mary's sister). Both Robert and Mary signed their names at the time of their marriage.

Apparently Robert Taylor came out from Scotland first and set up a store at a place called Pitfall (?) Plains in Victoria (thought to be 'Ballarat Pitfield Plains') which was in the gold mining fields (Pitfield Plains was in the Parish of Commeralghip, in the Municipality of Grenville, and is in the current Municipality of Golden Plains, Land District of Ballarat, in the county of Grenville). His wife and children followed months later and according to his grandaughter came out on the first steam ship. After spending a matter of months in Victoria they came to Sydney by Cobb & Co stagecoach which took many days. Also according to his daughter, before coming to Australia they had seven shops in Scotland and had servants to look after them and apparently her mother did not know how to boil water when they first came here as she had never had to do it. Of course this could be a figment of the imagination. When asked the question why he would leave all this behind to come out to something unknown, his great-grandaughter was told it was because his wife had to come to a warmer climate.
She was also told that one of Robert's half brothers emigrated to the USA.

Besides being a hairdresser he also taught singing - He lived and had a shop in Military Road Mosman (opposite what is now the Mosman Town Hall) for many years. He also had a holiday home at Narrabeen on the lake (where the Ambulance station is now).

Apparently Aunty Dot was of the opinion that her father Robert was born in Stirling Castle. The story was he was supposed to inherit it however his mother divorced his father and married a 'commoner' so they were disinherited...However a family member questioned this after visiting Stirling Castle back in 1991 and watching a video about the history of the Castle. When Robert Taylor was born the castle was in the hands of the military so unless his father had something to do with the Army it woud be doubtful he was born there. However, possibly this story relates to another family member or ancestor?

Public Record Office of Victoria's Unassisted Immigration to Victoria site http://proarchives.imagineering.com.au/index_search_results.asp
gives one possibility on Index of Inward Passenger Lists for British and Foreign Ports 1852-1911
Family Name First Name Age Month Year Ship Port Fiche Page
TAYLOR ROBERT 37 JUL 1895 GULF OF LIONS B 597 001 (however no corresponding entries for children). However a family member once advised that Robert came separately to his family and the age of this passenger corresponds exactly with our Robert's year of birth.

No Listing on State Records of NSW Indexes to Assisted Immigrants, 1839-96 http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/immigration/index1880-96/search.htm

Mary's Death Certificate stated she spent four months in Victoria. The family resided at 31 Caroline Street Redfern, Sydney , on 6 Apr 1898 as this is where their second youngest child, Sydney was born on 6 Apr 1898, before moving to Mosman.

Robert and Mary had a family of eleven children, nine of whom were born in Scotland. Their second youngest was born shortly after their arrival. Children:
i Archie TAYLOR, born about 1881, Scotland, died young, as an infant in Scotland.
ii Robert TAYLOR b. 20 Jan 1882 married Ethel BLACKWELL in 1905 and they had a family of five children.
iii Mary Martha (Polly) TAYLOR b. 17 May 1885, our direct ancestor married Sydney William ASHDOWN in 1906.
iv George TAYLOR b. 13 May 1886 married Lavinia Myrtle NEWING in 1908 and they had two sons.
v William TAYLOR b. 28 Jun 1887 married Blanche Hilda LAMB, on 2 Jun 1924 and they had five children..
vi Martha TAYLOR b. 1888 married William John LAMB on 5 Aug 1915 and they had a daughter, Mary.
vii Margaret TAYLOR, b. 1890, Scotland, died when she was young in Scotland and did not immigrate with the family.
viii Jane (Jeannie) TAYLOR, b. 1892, d. 11 May 1924, buried: Manly Cemetery NSW - with her mother.
ix Jessie TAYLOR b. 1895 married Frederick W (aka Alan) CROWE and they had three children.
In 1934 she married her deceased neice's (Phyllis) husband, Harold F (Algie) O'LOUGHLAN.
x Sydney TAYLOR b. 6 Apr 1898 at 31 Caroline St., Redfern married Rose (Helen) and had one son, Sydney.
xi. Archibald J TAYLOR born 1900 at St. Leonards. Died in 1900 at St.Leonards, Sydney.

When he was 88 years of age Robert was well known in Mosman where he took a twice daily walk from his home at 51 Bond Street Mosman down to Balmoral Beach and back, of a morning and afternoon. In about 1946 Robert moved to reside with one of his daughters, thought to be Martha and her husband Bill LAMB at Lane Cove, where he has thought to have lived for a few years until his death in about 1948.

27. Mary WILLIAMSON was born 1, 2 on 20 Dec 1860 in Lymerigg, Slamannan, Stirlingshire Scotland. She died 3 on 6 Mar 1932 in 9 Lloyd Avenue Cremorne, Sydney. The cause of death was Gastritis, Hepatitis. She was buried 4 on 8 Mar 1932 in the General Cemetery, Manly. Mary immigrated 5 in 1895/1898 to to Australia via Victoria and settled in Sydney. She resided in 1881 in 72 Clark Street Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. She resided on 17 May 1885 in High Street, Bannockburn, POG, County of Ayr, Scotland. She resided on 6 Apr 1898 in 31 Caroline Street, Redfern Sydney. She resided 6 on 6 Mar 1932 in 9 Lloyd Avenue Cremorne, Sydney. She was employed as Domestic Servant at the time of their marriage on 28 Dec 1880. She joined religion 7 Presbyterian. [Parents]

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MARY WILLIAMSON Birth: 20 DEC 1860 Slamannan, Stirling, Scotland ----
Parents: Father: GEORGE WILLIAMSON Mother: MARGARET MOFFAT
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1860 WILLIAMSON MARY F SLAMANNAN STIRLING 489/00 0137

3129/1932 TAYLOR MARY GEORGE MARY NORTH SYDNEY

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Mary's parents were George and Margaret WILLIAMSON (nee MOFFAT). Although her Death Certificate States "Time in Colony/State was a few months Victoria, 4yrs NSW", we know Mary immigrated from Scotland before April 1898 due to the registration of their son Sydney's birth in Sydney. The family could have arrived as early as 1895. Her Death Certificates states "Children of Marriage : Robert 50, Mary 47, George 46, Martha 44, William 43, Jessie 37, Sydney 34 Living. 1 Male 2 Females deceased".

Her headstone reads : In Loving Memory of Mary TAYLOR who died 6 March 1932 aged 72yrs. However, Mary was only 71 years of age at the time of her death.

"STIRLINGSHIRE, west-midland county of Scotland; consists of a main portion and two detached sections to the NE. included in Perthshire and Clackmannanshire; is bounded N. by Perthshire, NE. by Clackmannanshire and a detached portion of Perthshire, E. by the Firth of Forth and Linlithgowshire, S. by Linlithgowshire, Lanarkshire, and detached part of Dumbartonshire, and W. by Dumbartonshire.

Slamannnan (once known as St. Laurence)
Situation and Extent" - This parish lies in the shire of Stirling, and is the most southerly parish in it. Nigh the N.W. end of the parish, there is a point where the three shires of Stirling, Dunbarton and Lanark meet; and at the S.W. end, the shires of Stirling and Lanark meet with the shire of Linlithgow.. It consists of the old parish of Slamannan, and a prt annexed fromt the parish of Falkirk. The original parish of Slamannan is from 4 to 5 miles in length, and from 2 to 3 in breadth, and lies upon the fourth side of the water of Avon, which anciently separated it from the extensive parish of Falkirk, which lay upon the north of the Avon; but about the year 1730, there was a division made of the parish of Falkirk, when the whole parish of Polmont was taken off it, and also a part of it annexed to the parish of Slamannan. The part annexed to this parish lies immediately upon the north side of the river, and is nearly of the same length with the old parish, and about one mile broad; so that the present parish of Slamannan, including the annexation, will be 4 to 5 miles in length, and from 3 to 4 in breadth."

Parish of Slamannan or St. Laurence (County of Stirling, Synod of Lothian and Tweeddale, Presbytery of Linlithgow by the Rev. Mr. James MacNair. (Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799)

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28. Samuel William KEWN was born 1 on 18 Mar 1849 in 1 Sun Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lanc. Eng. He died 2 on 14 Dec 1931 in Croft Cottages, East Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon. The cause of death was Senile degeneration of heart. He married 3 Eunice Angela RILEY on 6 Jun 1870 in Church of St. Peter, Everton, Parish of Walton on the Hill, Lancaster. Samuel resided 4 in 1861 in St. Martin outside Liverpool. He resided on 6 Jun 1870 in 6 Zante Street, Kirkdale, L, Lancashire Co.Lancaster. He resided 5 on 25 May 1871 in 35 Stirling Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire England. He resided on 15 Mar 1875 in 21 Lemon Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool. He resided in 1891 in 33 Roxburgh Street, Walton on the Hill, Lancashire. He resided on 17 Feb 1893 in 3 Fletcher Drive Grassendale, Garston. He resided in 1894 in 3 Fletcher Drive Grassendale, Liverpool. He resided on 15 Jan 1898 in Henwood, Lanteglos, Liskeard, Cornwall. He resided in 1901 in 265 St Saviours, Polruan, Lanteglos By Fowey, Cornwall. He resided on 1 Nov 1915 in 40 Long Lane, Garston, Liverpool. He resided in 1918 in 10 Nursery Lane, Garston, Liverpool. He was employed as Engineer on 6 Jun 1870. He was employed 6 as Engine Fitter on 25 May 1871. He was employed as Engineer on 15 Mar 1875. He was employed as Steam Engine Fitter in 1891. He was employed as Marine Engineer on 17 Feb 1893. He was employed as Marine Engineer in 1894. He was employed as Engineer Steam Vessel Merchant Service on 15 Jan 1898. He was employed as Marine Engineer Merchant Service on 30 Jul 1921. He was employed 7 as Marine Engineer on 14 Dec 1931. [Parents]

Samuel Kewn b Jun quarter 1849 West Derby

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Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page
Births Jun 1849
Kewn Samuel W Derby 20 1095

Samuel William Kewn b Sep quarter 1871 West Derby

Samuel was born on 18th March 1849 at 1 Sun Street, Toxteth Park, County of Lancaster, England. His birth was registered in
West Derby, which is an area in Liverpool and is part of the city. He married Eunice Angela RILEY on 6th June 1870 in the Church of St. Peter according to the rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by Stephen Brian Sutton. The marriage was registered in Registration District of West Derby and Toxteth Park. Entry No.477 in 1870 Marriage solemnized at Everton. Samuel a Bachelor, occupation Engineer was aged 21 years and Eunice was a 19 year old spinster. Both gave their residence as 6 Zante Street. Samuel signed his name and Eunice signed with 'x' her mark. Witnesses to the marriage where John MAYLOR and Mary McQUEAD(?).

Samuel and Eunice had a family of four sons. Samuel William KEWN (1871) our direct ancestor married Martha Mary KEEN, James Carroll KEWN (1872) died young, James (1875) married May (Mary) RUNDLE and they had a family of six children in Cornwall. Albert KEWN (1878) died in 1882, at 4 years of age. On 9 Apr 1882, Eunice died of Enteric Fever at the age of 31 years, leaving Samuel with two young sons aged 11 and 7 to raise. The children supposedly went to live with their grandmother, although we do not know which grandmother raised his sons as this stage. Eunice died at their home at 149 Arlington Street, Kirdkale, and Samuel (the Informant) was present at the death.

Samuel supposedly remarried and had another two sons to his second wife. Although I have been unable to find a record of this marriage the children born to his second wife were supposedly Charles KEWN b. ca 1883 and Harold Albert KEWN.
However on the 1891 Census Samuel and his second wife Jane are residing at 33 Roxburgh Street, Walton on the Hill, Lancashire and his two surviving sons, Samuel and James, are living with him and his second wife and their new family :
Samuel Kewn Head 41yrs Steam Engine Fitter b.Liverpool, Jane Kewn Wife 30yrs b.Scotland, Samuel W Kewn Son 20yrs Steam Engine Fitter b.Liverpool, James Kewn Son 16yrs b.Liverpool, Mabel J Kewn Dau 7yrs b.Liverpool, Albert Kewn Son 6yrs b.Liverpool, Alexander J Kewn Son 3yrs b.Liverpool, Harold P Kewn Son 1yr b.Liverpool.

In the 1901 Census the family are incorrectly transcribed as KESON and living in Linteglos by Fowey (and now have an additional four younger children) ; Jane 40 b Scotland, Mabel 17 b Liverpool, Albert 16 b Liverpool, Alexander 13 b Liverpool, Flora 8 b Liverpool, Thomas 6 b Liverpool, George 3 b Lanteglos, Victoria 1 b Lanteglos. I cannot find Samuel in 1881 and the only Jean McKechnie I can find is still in Scotland in 1881.

The informant on Samuel's 1931 Death Certificate was 'R. Bartlett, Son-in-law of Croft Cottages, East Ogwell, Newton Abbot.'

Kelly's Directory of Liverpool and Suburbs, 1894 Commerical Directory Liverpool Page 579
KEWN, Samuel, Marine Engineer of 3 Fletcher Drive, Grassendale
However, there were no KEWN's listed in Kelly's Directory of Lancashire in either 1905 or 1924

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Samuel's son Thomas Henry KEWN born in 1895 to his second wife Jane, died on 24 Sep 1918 during
World War 1, as a member of the Kings Liverpool Regiment. Their children Mabel Jane KEWN married Albert DRUMMOND in 1910, Harold KEWN married Martha JACKSON in 1914, Albert KEWN married Edith Maud PELLOW on 17 May 1917, George Victor KEWN married Gladys PENNINGTON on 13 Jul 192, and Flora Mary KEWN married John Henry WARE on 27 Sep 1923.

His grand daughter Eunice's grand daughter who lives in New Zealand said a family story handed down was that Samuel was an 'Industrialist'. However, at this stage there is no evidence to support this story.

Possible Neice & Nephew on FREE BMD : Births Mar 1872
KEWN Martha Ann W.Derby 8b223
KEWN William Gordon W.Derby 8b252

29. Eunice Angela RILEY was born in 1851 in Dublin, Ireland. She died 1 on 9 Apr 1882 in 149 Arlington Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. The cause of death was Enteric Fever. Eunice resided on 6 Jun 1870 in 6 Zante Street, Kirkdale, L, Lancashire Co.Lancaster. She resided 2 on 25 May 1871 in 35 Stirling Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire England. She resided 3 on 15 Mar 1875 in 21 Lemon Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire. She resided on 9 Apr 1882 in 149 Arlington Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire. She was employed as Engine Driver in 1881. [Parents]

Eunice Kewn d Jun quarter 1882 age 31 West Derby

Samuel and Eunice were married on 6th June 1870 in the Church of St. Peter according to the rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by Stephen Brian Sutton. The marriage was registered in the Registration District of West Derby and Toxteth Park. Entry No.477 in 1870 Marriage solemnized at Everton. Samuel was a Bachelor, aged 21 years and Eunice was a 19 year old spinster. Both gave their residence as 6 Zante Street. Samuel signed his name and Eunice signed with 'x' her mark. Witnesses to the marriage where John MAYLOR and Mary McQUEAD(?).

At the time of their surviving sons birth's Eunice signed her name with her mark "x". Her name at the time is given as 'Eunice KEWN formerly RYLEY' at James's birth and 'RILEY' at Samuel's. As it appears Eunice was illiterate at the time of her marriage in 1870 and also five years later, when James was born in 1875, the correct spelling of her surname is unknown. As she was born in Dublin, Ireland, her surname could even be REILLY, or one of its variants such as O'REILLY.

In the 1881 British Census Eunice was listed as the head of the household living with her three young sons, Samuel aged 9, James aged 4 and Albert aged 3 at 149 Arlington Street. The place of the Census was Kirkdale, Lancashire. However, her husband Samuel may well have been away working and not home on the night the Census was taken. When Eunice died in 1882, aged 31years of Enteric Fever at 149 Arlington Street, Kirdale, her husband Samuel (Informant) was present at her death.

Eunice and Samuel buried a second son in 1882 and the death of Albert KEWN, aged 4 is registered in Mar1882 (Kewn Albert 4 W. Derby 8b342). Eunice died one mother later and her death was registered in the June quarter of 1882.

A RILEY Researcher advised "East Lancashire is the home of the English RILEY's. I have noticed that the Lancashire census enumerators consistently recorded persons born in Ireland as "RILEY", when many (if not most) of them should correctly be REILLY (or, even, O'REILLY). So you might do well to try the normal Irish spellings if your ancestor was born in
Ireland". In his experience, few "RILEY" 's were actually born in the "Emerald Isle". Personally, I have also seen other variants including O'RILEY, REILEY, REILLY RILLEY, RIELLY, RILLY, and O'REILY.
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30. John KEEN was born 1 in 1833 in Islington, London Middlesex, England. He was christened 2 on 6 Jun 1836 in St. Leonard's, Shoreditch Middlesex. He died 3 on 24 Sep 1888 in 12 Rodd's Court, Penzance, Cornwall. The cause of death was Malignant disease of Scapula. He married Elizabeth Jane WILLEY on 29 Aug 1864 in Chapel of St. Mary Church of England, Penzance. John resided on 3 Jul 1863 in Pendarves Lane, Penzance, Cornwall. He resided 4 on 17 Aug 1865 in Pendarves Lane, Penzance, Cornwall. He resided in 1871 in possibly 3 Reserviour Court? Penzance, Cornwall. He resided on 28 May 1879 in New Street Penzance. He resided 5 on 27 Jul 1874 in 35 Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. He resided 6 in 1881 in 3 Rodds Court, Penzance, Cornwall. He was employed as Cutter Grinder in 1871. He was employed 7 as Working Cutler, aged 38 years in 1881. He was employed 8 as Travelling Cutler on 24 Sep 1888. He was employed 9 as Master Cutler - knife seller or sharpener. He was employed as Possibly a Fine china repairer?. He was employed as Grinder on 29 Aug 1864. [Parents]

Christened recorded as entry number 214 on Page 27 of Register

John Keen ; Age in 1871: 37; Estimated birth year: 1834; Relation: Head
Gender: Male , Where born: Islington, Middlesex, England
Household: other family members
Name Age in 1861 Birthplace Relationship Civil Parish or Township County/Island View Image
Aaron Keen 3 Penzance, Cornwall, England Penzance Cornwall
Annie J J Keen 7 Penzance, Cornwall, England Daughter Penzance Cornwall
Elizabeth J Keen 34 Mullion, Cornwall, England Wife Penzance Cornwall
George H Keen 5 Penzance, Cornwall, England Son Penzance Cornwall
John Keen 37 Islington, Middlesex, England Head Penzance Cornwall
John S Keen 10 Penzance, Cornwall, England Son Penzance Cornwall
Civil Parish or Township: Penzance
Ecclesiastical parish: St Paul
Town: Penzance
County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England
Source information: RG10/2341
Registration district: Penzance
Sub-registration district: Penzance
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Folio: 23
Page: 37
Household schedule number: 197

Household Record 1881 British Census
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
John KEEN Head M Male 48 London, London, Middlesex, England Working Cutler
Elizth.Jane KEEN Wife M Female 44 Mullion, Cornwall, England
Annie J. KEEN Daur U Female 18 Penzance, Cornwall, England Shop Assistant
Geo.Hy. KEEN Son Male 15 Penzance, Cornwall, England Errand Boy
Aaron KEEN Son Male 14 Penzance, Cornwall, England Sand Dealer
Frances KEEN Daur Female 8 Penzance, Cornwall, England Scholar
Martha KEEN Daur Female 7 Penzance, Cornwall, England Scholar
Arthur KEEN Son Male 5 Penzance, Cornwall, England Scholar
Mabel KEEN Daur Female 1 Penzance, Cornwall, England

Source Information:
Dwelling 3 Rodds Court
Census Place Madron - Penzance, Cornwall, England
Family History Library Film 1341563
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 2345 / 89
Page Number 27

John's parents were John and Martha KEEN (nee BALL). His christening is recorded as entry number 214 on Page 27 of the Parish Register of St. Leonard's in Shoreditch.

Another researcher advised "On 29 Aug 1864 when John was 30, he married Elizabeth Jane WILLEY, daughter of Elizabeth WILLEY, in St. Mary's, Penzance". The Certified copy of Marriage states Elizabeth Jane WILLEY, Widow. Witnesses : James TREMBATH and Henry H.M. MITCHELL.

In the 1881 UK Census John KEEN is given as Head of the household with the family residing at 3 Rodds Court, Penzance, Cornwall. John died at his home on 24 September 1888 at 12 Rodd's Court, Penzance and Elizabeth (Informant) was present. Cause of Death was "Malignant Disease of Scapula - many months". He age was given as 52 years of age (about 1836). However, accordingly to both christening and census information John would have been aged 55 at the time of his death.

John and Elizabeth had at least ten children :
i. John L KEEN, b. about 1861 in Penzance, Cornwall, England.
ii. Annie Josephine Jane Keen, b. about 1864 in Penzance, Cornwall, England.
iii. George Henry KEEN b. 17 Aug 1865 married Annie LEACHER and they had eight children.
iv. Aaron KEEN, b. about 1867 in Penzance, Cornwall, England.
v. Ewan KEEN, b. about 1867 in Mullion, Cornwall, England.
vi. Frances Louisa KEEN b. about 1873 married Frederick EDHOUSE and they had nine children.
vii. Martha Mary KEEN born on 27 Jul 1874, our direct ancestor married Samuel William KEWN.
viii.Arthur KEEN b. 14 Jun 1877 married Mary Harvey NICHOLAS and had a daughter Kathleen Mary KEEN
ix. Mabel KEEN, b. about 1880 in Penzance, Cornwall, England.
x. Jack KEEN, b. 1860 - 1885, possibly in Penzance, Cornwall, England (possibly 1st born - John?)
xi. Erin Keen, b. 1860 - 1885, possibly in Penzance, Cornwall, England.

In an newspaper article in which she was interviewed in 1929? Elizabeth claimed to be 100yrs old. She stated " Some years after I married Mr Keen and we walked to London together...After leaving London we returned to Marazion, where my first baby was born. That was in 1860. My husband was a cutler and once kept a shop where Messrs Knee's china shop is now..."

On the 1871 Census there is a John L Keen in the family named as a son born approx 1861 in Penzance. As Penzance and Marazion are very close , this could be their first born.

The family is listed in the 1871 Cornwall Census as Occupants of Dwelling Parish PENZ; District 20; Schedule 197
Name Status Age
KEEN, JOHN Head M 37 CUTTR GRINDR 1834 ISLINGTON, Middlesex (London)
KEEN, ELIZ J Wife M 34 1837 MULLION, Cornwall
KEEN, JOHN L Son - 10 1861 PENZ, Cornwall
KEEN, ANNIE J Daughter - 7 1864 PENZ, Cornwall
KEEN, GEORGE H Son - 5 1866 PENZ, Cornwall
KEEN, AARON Son - 3 1868 PENZ, Cornwall

In 1881 Census the family was residing at 3 Rodds Court, Penzance, Cornwall and John is still living.

In 1891 Census the family resided at 15 New Street, Penzance and gives Jane KEEN - Head - Widow - Aged 52 (ca.1839!) together with Ewan KEEN - Son - Single - Age 24 (ca.1867) - Carrier born Mullion.
Frances L Keen - Daughter - Age 18 (ca.1873) - Domestic Servant, Employed - Born Penzance
Martha M Keen - Daughter - Age 17 (ca. 1874) - Domestic Servant, Employed - Born Penzance
Arthur Keen - Son - Single - Age 15 (ca.1876) - Carpenter, Employed - Born Penance
Mabel Keen - Daughter - Age 11 (ca.1880) - Scholar - Born Penzance

When his daugther Martha Mary KEEN married Samuel William KEWN on 11 June 1894 she gave her father's name as 'John Samuel KEEN'. However there is a birth registered in the name of Keen, John Samuel 1894 June Births Cornwall 5c 229 (once again Penzance). As this child's birth was registered just before his daughter Martha's marriage to Samuel KEWN and is possibly a nephew, was fresh in her memory, when she gave her fathers name. Martha also had an older brother John Samuel KEEN who died at eighteen years of age in 1879.

Possible marriage connection :
John KEEN married 2 Sep 1860 to Elizabeth COLLIER in Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London
(Source : SBN M040806 Batch : M040806 Source Call No. : 405110 Films : 405111, 405112 & 405113). Which may relate to :
Mrs.Elizabeth COLLIER married about 1850 to Esau COLLIER in Caldicott, Monmouth (SBN F094358. Source : 1553415).

Possible connection to the following infant death in Monmouthshire (1891 for John Samuel KEEN)
Keen, John Samuel 1891 September Deaths Monmouthshire

Elizabeth's grand daughter Eunice advised that Elizabeth's husband was named Aaron KEEN, a Fine-china repairer who used to walk from Lizard in Cornwall England to Mancester to visit the homes he worked in and that he slept on the hedges along the way. However, the 1881 UK Census definately gives husband's name as John KEEN - Refer Source Notes. Perhaps this story relates to another family member? However, it could of course relate to her first husband?

31. Elizabeth Jane WILLEY was born 1 on 14 Feb 1829 in Mullion, Cornwall, England. She died 2 on 20 Nov 1929 in 8 New Street, Penzance, Cornwall. The cause of death was Old Age. Elizabeth was baptized in possibly Cornwall. She resided in 1841 in Troon, Mullion aged 6 years. She resided in 1851 in Trewoon, Mullion aged 16 years. She resided on 3 Jul 1863 in Pendarves Lane, Penzance, Cornwall. She resided 3 on 17 Aug 1865 in Pendarves Lane, Penzance, Cornwall. She resided in 1871 in P3RCP, Cornwall aged 34 years. She resided 4 on 27 Jul 1874 in 35 Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. She resided on 28 May 1879 in New Street, Penzance. She resided 5 in 1881 in 3 Rodds Court, Penzance, Cornwall. She resided in 1891 in 15 New Street, Penzance Cornwall. She resided 6 in 1901 in 8 New Street, Penzance, Cornwall. She resided 7 on 20 Nov 1929 in 8 New Street, Penzance, Cornwall. She was counted in a census in 1891 in widow, 52 yrs, 15 New Street, Penzance. She was employed as House Servant , aged 16 years in 1851. She was employed as Charwoman, aged 62 years in Penzance in 1901. She was employed as possibly a Sweet Store Owner. [Parents]

Possibly JANE WILLY Birth: 5 JUL 1829 Chr: 14 MAY 1829 Bible Christian, Breage Circuit, Cornwall
However birth stated as before christening??? to Parents: Mother: ELIZT. WILLY (no father listed)
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C065021 1821 - 1837 0590671 (RG4 100) Film 883910 Film

Re the "Circuit" In some outlying areas the priest/minister would travel to various small churches and "Mass centres" - often someone's home- and conduct services, baptisms, marriages and probably funerals. These were then recorded back at the Parish and listed as " ....circuit"

No chr in Mullion for Elizabeth Willey, British Isles; Mother: Elizabeth Willey; Batch Number: C021912
or Jane Willey, British Isles; Mother: Elizabeth Willey; Batch Number: C021911or C021912
or Willey, British Isles; Father: Moyle; Batch Number: C021912 or C021911

John Keen ; Age in 1871: 37; Estimated birth year: 1834; Relation: Head
Gender: Male , Where born: Islington, Middlesex, England
Household: other family members
Name Age in 1861 Birthplace Relationship Civil Parish or Township County/Island View Image
Aaron Keen 3 Penzance, Cornwall, England Penzance Cornwall
Annie J J Keen 7 Penzance, Cornwall, England Daughter Penzance Cornwall
Elizabeth J Keen 34 Mullion, Cornwall, England Wife Penzance Cornwall
George H Keen 5 Penzance, Cornwall, England Son Penzance Cornwall
John Keen 37 Islington, Middlesex, England Head Penzance Cornwall
John S Keen 10 Penzance, Cornwall, England Son Penzance Cornwall
Civil Parish or Township: Penzance
Ecclesiastical parish: St Paul
Town: Penzance
County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England
Source information: RG10/2341
Registration district: Penzance
Sub-registration district: Penzance
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Folio: 23
Page: 37 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 197

National Archives Reference Schedule Number
RG Number, Series Piece Folio Page RG13 2254 31 16 86
Address 8 New St Civil Parish Rural District Penzance
Town or Village or Hamlet Parliamentary Borough or Division St Ives
Ecclesiastical Parish Administrative County St Marys Cornwall
County Borough, Municipal Borough or Urban District Ward of Municipal Borough or Urban District

Jane Keen Relation to Head of Family Condition as to Marriage Age Last Birthday Sex
Head W 62 F Profession or Occupation Employment Status Where Born
Charwoman Undefined Cornwall Mullion

Mabel Keen Relation to Head of Family Condition as to Marriage Age Last Birthday Sex
Daughter S 20 F Profession or Occupation Employment Status Where Born
Charwoman Undefined Cornwall Penzance

In an newspaper article in which she was interviewed in 1929 (?) Elizabeth claimed to be 100 years old. The article read :

A VENERABLE CORNISH WOMAN Memories of Pre Railway Days Mrs Keen, of New Street Penzanze, claims to have reached her 100th birthday. Our representative called on her this morning and, not a bit affected by the cold weather, Mrs Keen received him cheerily and laughed and joked with him for nearly half-an-hour. "What do you think of the snow?" was the first question. She laughed in reply. "I should snowball you if I could get out." she said, "But this isn't what I call snow. I remember, when we were in Rodd's Court, we built a snowman as high as the house. We had good times then: I was always laughing and joking. Wife and Widow in 24 Hours". Questioned about her career, Mrs Keen said: " I was born at Mullion on the 14th February 1829. When I grew older, I went into service at the White Hart Hotel, Hayle. When I was fifteen I got married, but my husband died the very next day. Some years after, I married Mr Keen and we walked to London together. I used to make crochet night caps, and I can still crochet". So saying, she produced two doyleys, which she had just completed and one which was partly completed. She uses the same needle now that her husband gave her many years ago. It is made from an old toothbrush handle. "After leaving London," she continued, "we returned to Marazion, where my first baby was born. That was in 1860. 15 Children: 52 Grandchildren. I have had 15 children altogether, and they too have done well, for two have had 14 children, one 12, one 9 and one 3, so that I now have 52 grandchildren. My husband was a cutler, and once kept a shop where Messrs Knee's china shop is now. I have lived in New Street for sixty years. There were no trains at Penzance when I came here. I remember once riding to St Keverne on horseback. I think I have been in a train three times, but I have always been nervous of them". Mrs Keen has received a number of birthday cards and a birthday cake in pink icing.

Elizabeth was present at her husband's death in 1888 at 12 Rodd's Court, Penzance.

Elizabeth was one of the first women voters who went to the polls - she was supposedly 99 years of age. Her grand daughter Eunice stated that after her husband's death she became a Sweet-store owner. This would have supposedly been in 1888.

Elizabeth could have been born as early as 1829 or as late as 1839. With regard to her name we believe that she used her middle name Jane. In 1865 on her son George's birth certificate her name is shown as Jane KEEN formerly WILLEY. In the 1871 and 1881 Census she is known as Elizabeth J or Elizabeth Jane. For the Census Returns of 1891 and 1901 (after John's death) she is known as Jane. Her death certificate gives her name as Elizabeth Jane KEEN and her son (Aaron or Arthur I assume) appears to have been the elected member of the family in attendance and it gives his address as 1a Winchester Buildings Falmouth. Cause of her death was stated as "Old Age".

In 1881 Census the family was residing at 3 Rodds Court, Penzance, Cornwall and John is still living.
In 1891 Census the family resided at 15 New Street, Penzance and gives Jane KEEN - Head - Widow - Aged 52 (ca.1839!) together with Ewan KEEN - Son - Single - Age 24 (ca.1867) - Carrier born Mullion.
Frances L Keen - Daughter - Age 18 (ca.1873) - Domestic Servant, Employed - Born Penzance
Martha M Keen - Daughter - Age 17 (ca. 1874) - Domestic Servant, Employed - Born Penzance
Arthur Keen - Son - Single - Age 15 (ca.1876) - Carpenter, Employed - Born Penance
Mabel Keen - Daughter - Age 11 (ca.1880) - Scholar - Born Penzance

Based on the year of birth of her youngest known child Mabel in 1880, if Elizabeth was born in ca.1839 she would have been 41yrs of age at the time. If however, Elizabeth was born in 1829 as she has proposed, then she would have been supposedly 51yrs of age!! Perhaps a consideration can be given here to "Ancient Mothers" -- where the mother is really the grandmother, with babies probably born to their own unmarried daughters as being one logical explanation, as in many cases (even until relatively recent times) children born out of wedlock to young mothers were absorbed into the family as younger "siblings" rather than grandchildren.

1901 Census gives : Jane Keen 62 Cornwall Mullion Cornwall Penzance Charwoman (therefore born approx.1839)
When her son George Henry was born on 17 Aug 1865, Elizabeth signed her name with "x" her mark.

Elizabeth's grand daughter Eunice advised that Elizabeth's husband was named Aaron KEEN, a Fine-china repairer who used to walk from Lizard in Cornwall England to Mancester to visit the homes he worked in and that he slept on the hedges along the way? However the 1881 UK Census definately gives husband's name as John KEEN - Refer Source Notes.
Perhaps this story relates to another family member?

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