Amanda Taylor's Genealogy - Eighth Generation

Ancestors of Amanda Helen Mary TAYLOR

Eighth Generation - My 5th Greatgrandparents


144. William HYSSIE was born 1 in 1734 in Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England. He was christened 2 on 21 Jul 1734 in Church of England Parish Church of Hampstead-Norris. He married 3 Mary GOLDING in 1765 in Reading by licence. [Parents]

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0
WM HYSSIE Male Christening: 21 JUL 1734 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: JOHN HYSSIE Mother: MARY
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:
C018992 1538 - 1752 0088298 Film 6908350 Film Sheet: 00
Film/fiche search results Parish registers, 1538-1892 Church of England. Parish Church of Hampstead-Norris

William was the son of John and Mary HISSEY (nee TUCKER). William and Mary had seven children, William (1767) our direct ancestor who married Jane FLOYD, Richard his twin (1767), Charles who married Ann SARGOOD, John HISSEY married Hannah GRANTHAM, James HISSEY who married Elizabeth SARGOOD, Thomas and Edward.

Reading , A Wealthy Merchant Town in Tudor Times (Source : From WM Childs' "The Story of the Town of Reading" (1905)
Reading as it was about the end of Queen Elizabeth I's long reign (1558-1603) and the beginning of the Stuart period. The cloth trade was then at the height of its prosperity. It is not likely, however, that, in 1600, Reading contained more than about 5,000 people. Most of them dwelt within the space marked out by Old Street (now St. Mary's Butts and West Street), Friar Street, the Market Place and the Hallowed Brook. There were, however, a good many houses in Castle Street and in London Street. In 1610, there were no regular places of worship other than the three old parish churches. Though it is possible that, as early as this date, a few people may have been in the habit of meeting together privately to worship God in their own way, since it is known that, more than a century before 1610, there were a few Lollards (followers of John Wycliffe) in Reading.
Much traffic, consisting chiefly of pack-horses and wagons, passed through the town along the western road from Bristol to London, and also along the road which led over Caversham Bridge to Oxford. Many barges passed to and from Reading by the Kennet and the Thames. Reading, in fact, had now become the chief town in Berkshire and many observers praised the handsomeness of its streets and houses.

Berkshire - a county to the west of London comprising the Thames and Kennet Valleys and the Berkshire Downs - began life in the mid-7th century when a kinsman of Cenwalh, King of Wessex, received from his Royal relative a large tract of land roughly approximating to the north and western parts of the county. As a local name, Berkshire first appeared two centuries later, when the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle recorded events for the troubled year AD 860:
'In [King Aethelbert's] days came a large [Viking] naval force up into the country and stormed Winchester. But Alderman Osric, with the command of Hampshire and Ealderman Ethelwulf, with the command of Berkshire, fought against the enemy and putting them to flight, made themselves masters of the field of battle.'

Likely connection to Father: William Hissey, Mother: Elizabeth Batch Number: P018991
MARY HESSEY Female Christening: 02 JUN 1800 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
GEORGE HISSEY Male Christening: 30 SEP 1781 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
JAMES HISSEY Male Christening: 18 MAY 1777 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
CHARLES HISSEY Male Christening: 25 JUN 1786 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
ROBT. HISSEY Male Christening: 23 MAY 1779 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England

You searched for: British Isles Father: Hissey Batch Number: P018991
WILLIAM HISSEY : Male Christening: 15 SEP 1754 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: THOMAS HISSEY Mother: ELIZABETH

CHARLOTTE HISSEY Female Christening: 09 JUN 1805 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: ROBERT HISSEY Mother: MARTHA
SARAH HISSEY Female Christening: 18 OCT 1807 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: ROBART HISSEY Mother: MARTHA
ELIZABETH HISSEY Female Christening: 26 NOV 1809 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: ROBERT HISSEY Mother: MARTHA
JOHN HYSSEY Male Christening: 21 FEB 1813 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: ROBERT HYSSEY Mother: MARTHA
JOHN HESSEY Male Christening: 21 FEB 1813 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: ROBERT HESSEY Mother: MARTHA

ELIZA HISSEY Female Christening: 14 OCT 1810 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: GEORGE HISSEY Mother: SARAH
WILLIAM HISSEY Male Christening: 28 NOV 1813 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England - Death: 29 OCT 1814
Parents: Father: GEORGE HISSEY Mother: SARAH

PHOEBE HISSEY Female Christening: 03 FEB 1811 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: WILLIAM HISSEY Mother: FRANCIS HAINES
THOMAS HISSEY Male Christening: 15 AUG 1813 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: WILLIAM HISSEY Mother: FRANCIS HAINES

MARY HESSEY Female Christening: 14 DEC 1817 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: BENJAMIN CLEMENTS HESSEY Mother: SARAH

CHARLS HISSEY Male Christening: 09 JAN 1820 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: ROBERT HISSEY Mother: LETITIA
JAMES HISSEY Male Christening: 18 AUG 1822 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: ROBT. HISSEY Mother: LETITIA

Likely connections to :Batch Number: M018061 Film/fiche search results
Items 1-3 Parish registers, 1559-1978 Church of England. Parish Church of Longworth (Berkshire)
Items 4-6 Parish registers, 1559-1978 Church of England. Parish Church of Longworth (Berkshire)
ELIZABETH HISSEY Female Marriage: 02 NOV 1741 Longworth, Berkshire, England Spouse: JOHN COSE
RICHARD HISSEY Male Marriage: 14 DEC 1765 Longworth, Berkshire, England Spouse: HESTER STEVENSON
JOHN HISSEY Male Marriage: 31 AUG 1767 Longworth, Berkshire, England Spouse: MARY LANGHAM (see Ian's notes)
JONATHAN HISSEY Male Marriage: 22 NOV 1773 Longworth, Berkshire, England Spouse: ELIZABETH NOBES
JANE HISSEY Female Marriage: 31 MAY 1785 Longworth, Berkshire, England Spouse: STEPHEN ROBY
ELIZABETH HISSEY Female Marriage: 25 FEB 1794 Longworth, Berkshire, England Spouse: THOMAS COOKE
JOHN HISSEY Male Marriage: 26 JUL 1800 Longworth, Berkshire, England Spouse: MARY DEWE
WILLIAM HISSEY Male Marriage: 01 JAN 1811 Longworth, Berkshire, England Spouse: SOPHIA DEWE
ANN HISSEY Female Marriage: 13 MAR 1812 Longworth, Berkshire, England Spouse: JOHN KIMBER


ANN HISSEY - : Female Marriage: 12 OCT 1838 Saint Mary, Reading, Berkshire, England -Spuse: JOHN COLLINS
CHARLES HESSEY Male Marriage: 09 DEC 1863 Saint Mary, Reading, Berkshire - Spouse: CHARLOTTE BRUNSDON
MARTHA HISSEY Female Marriage: 27 FEB 1843 Saint Mary, Reading, Berkshire- Spouse: RICHARD GASH

http://getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk
Search for Longworth, then go to the circles bottom left. These increase/decrease th range of the map.
Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire is in the same frame if you go to 5th from bottom circle. Stanford in the Vale is SSW. If you zoom out the small villages disappear, but the larger towns remain. Hampstead Norreys is E of Reading, Beenham is SW of Reading

Likely connections to Batch Number: M018991
JAMES HISSEY Marriages: FRANCES CHURCH 02 JUN 1800 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England
ROBERT HISSEY Spouse: MARTHA RIVERS Marriage: 22 APR 1805 Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England

WILLIAM HYSSEY Male Christening: 24 SEP 1712 Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: WILLIAM HYSSEY Mother: MARY (Source Information: Batch No.: P018781)

145. Mary GOLDING was born 1 about 1734 in possibly Beenham, Berkshire, England. She was christened in 1734 in Beenham, Berkshire, England. [Parents - Robert & Dorothy GOLDING]

Christening : IGI Individual Record FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0
MARY GOLDING Female Christening: 24 NOV 1734 Beenham, Berkshire, England
Parents: Father: ROBERT GOLDING Mother: DOROTHY
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:
C018321 1561 - 1811 0088219 Film 6908303 Film Sheet:

Other children of Robert & Dorothy GOLDING
1. JOHN GOLDING - Male Christening: 20 FEB 1731 Beenham, Berkshire, England
2. ELIZABETH GOLDING - Female Christening: 10 JUL 1737 Beenham, Berkshire, England

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146. Caesar FLOYD was born 1 about 1730 in possibly Uttoxeter, Stafford, England. He married Isabella (Izabell) MACKENZIE on 17 Apr 1757 in Church of England Parish Church of Uttoxeter (Staffordshire).

Caesar FLOYD is believed to be the father of our ancestor Jane FLOYD (born 1770 in Stepney, London, England) who married William EZZY. Jane FLOYD's surname has been recorded elsewhere as FLOID. It is interesting to note on the Proceedings at the Old Bailey for the trial of her husband William there is mention of "a house in Petticoat Lane, where Flood lives, in Boar's-head Yard".

David GAUL, who was researching a BOGG connection on GenCircles came across the following details for Jane. Original Source of this information is unknown :
Birth: 1770 in Stepney, London, England. Death: 11 Aug 1821 in Sydney, NSW.
Possibly Father: Caesar FLOYD & Mother: Isabella (Izabell) MACKENZIE b.1730-1740 in Staffordshire or Hampshire, Eng.

I believe this source of this information was from the Rootsweb Database of Colin Tysall at :
http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2905058&id=I2009
where an addition sibling is recorded : Mary? FLOYD b: ABT 1758 in Gosport?, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Colin TYSALL advised the source of his information was Mary COTTER. Mary also has a Rootsweb database and I believe the source for her information was likely the IGI.

Possible connection to Joseph Flood convict (c1763-1808). and his sons--John, Thomas, Joseph, Edward and James.
See posting from From: bella-donna61 on Australian Surname List" on MSN Groups Daily Digest for Wed, 30 Mar 2005

Possible additional siblings for Jane include for; Parents: Father: CAESAR FLOYD & Mother: ELIZABETH
HENRY FLOYD Christening: 26 MAR 1771 & JAMES FLOYD Christening: 25 JAN 1767 in Saint Luke, Chelsea, London

147. Isabella (Izabell) MACKENZIE was born 1 about 1730 in Staffordshire or Hampshire, England.

Isabella (Izabell) FLOYD (nee MACKENZIE) was possibly the mother of our ancestor Jane FLOYD (born 1770 in Stepney, London, England) who married William EZZY.

David GAUL, who was researching a BOGG connection on GenCircles came across the following details for Jane. Original Source of this information is unknown :
Birth: 1770 in Stepney, London, England. Death: 11 Aug 1821 in Sydney, NSW.
Possibly Father: Caesar FLOYD & Mother: Isabella (Izabell) MACKENZIE b.1730-1740 in Staffordshire or Hampshire, England.

I believe this source of this information was from the Rootsweb Database of Colin Tysall at :
http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2905058&id=I2009
where an addition sibling is recorded : Mary? FLOYD b: ABT 1758 in Gosport?, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Colin TYSALL advised the source of his information was Mary COTTER.

Several possibilites in England on IGI (of course Izabell may have been born in Scotland or elsewhere) including:
ISABELLA MACKENZE Female Christening: 09 APR 1735 St Botolph Without Aldgate, London, London, England
Parents: Father: JNO. MACKENZE Mother: MARGERY
ISABELL MACKENZIE Female Christening: 11 JUL 1736 Saint George In The East, Stepney, London, England
Parents: Father: JOHN MACKENZIE Mother: ALICE

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148. Henry LAMB was born 1 in 1724 in Staindrop, Durham, England. He was christened 2 on 29 Dec 1724 in St. Mary's, Staindrop, Durham, England. He died 3 in May 1772 in Staindrop, Durham. He was buried 4 on 28 May 1772 in St. Mary's Staindrop, Durham, England. He married 5 Elizabeth LINSLEY on 1 May 1750 in Gainford, Durham, England. [Parents]

HENRY LAMB Male: Christening: 29 DEC 1724 Staindrop, Durham, England
Parents: Father: HENRY LAMB & Mother: MARGARET
Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
P000531 1635 - 1812 0091111 Film 6904881 Film
P000531 1635 - 1812 0091111 Film NONE
P000531 1635 - 1812 0091111 Film NONE
P000531 1635 - 1812 0091111 Film NONE

Henry Lamb was the son of Henry and Margaret LAMB (nee ADAMSON).

Henry and Elizabeth had a family of six children all baptised in Staindrop, Durham, England,William LAMB (1751), Margaret (1752) Henry (1755), Henry (1758) our direct ancestor who married Elizabeth CHAMBERS, Thomas (1761) and William (1764)

Lamb family of Barnard Castle, Durham http://www.nra.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/fedocs.asp?FER=F6534
Scope 16th cent-20th cent: deeds and papers Repository Durham County Record Office
List of seats and/or estates: Barnard Castle, Durham
Record Reference D/WAT NRA catalogue reference NRA 40371 Watsons

http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/Transcriptions/DUR/BSTD_L-Y.html
Staindrop Burials 1807-1840 Transcribed by Major L. M. Kenyon-Fuller.
Indexed and typed by Paul Joiner for the Society of Genealogists 1981
Lamb, George of Bolam, 62 yrs, farmer - died 24 Nov 1812 - buried 26 Nov 1812
Lamb, Henry of Ingleton, 79 yrs - buried 17 Nov 1838 (born ca 1759)
Lamb, John of Hilton, 2 wks - buried 8 Feb 1818
Lamb, John, 1 wk - buried 22 Aug 1818
Lamb, Nancy of Legg's Cross, 72 yrs - buried 9 Jul 1821
Lamb, Rebecca of Keverston, 41 yrs - buried 5 Sep 1837

Marriages from the Staindrop Registers (1626-1764)
This listing is produced from an index that was originally prepared by Bill Rounce and entered onto computer by George Bell with the assistance of Sandra (Hope) Bell. This index is one of a number kindly made available to GENUKI by George Bell from his large collection of Northumberland and Durham indexes
http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/Transcriptions/DUR/STD.html#top
10 Jul 1653 Henry Lambe = Elizabeth Rumford
25 Nov 1661 Thomas Hugh = Frances Lambe
13 Mar 1690* Thomas Lemmon = Margaret Lambe
22 May 1695 Anthony Lambe = Anne Newby
7 Jul 1695 William Lambe = Anne Waufe
10 Nov 1717 John Lamb = Eliza Ridley
15 Apr 1719 John Lamb = Sarah Robinson
3 May 1719 Henry Lamb = Margaret Adamson
7 May 1724 George Lamb = Margaret Buck
11 Jul 1727 John Apdale = Ann Lamb
5 Jun 1745 John Burrell = Ann Lamb
22 Jun 1747 William Wrangham = Agnes Lamb
25 Nov 1753 John Starford = Elizabeth Lamb

Marriages from the Staindrop Registers (1765-1837) http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/Transcriptions/DUR/STD1765.html
21 Jan 1776 George Lamb = Ann Cummins
30 Jul 1780 James Guy = Mary Lamb
15 May 1783 John Adamson = Margaret Lamb
20 Jan 1790 Joseph Miller = Isabella Lamb
23 Nov 1797 Robert Heslop = Hannah Lamb
11 Apr 1818 Henry Lamb = Elizabeth Wallace
none from Apr 1818 to 26 Jun 1837

149. Elizabeth LINSLEY was born 1 in 1730 in Sunderland (Of Gainford) Durham, England. She died in 1794 in Staindrop, Durham, England. She was buried 2 on 2 Aug 1794 in St. Mary's Staindrop, Durham, England. Elizabeth was baptized on 3 Jan 1730 in Sunderland, Durham, England. [Parents]

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0
ELIZABETH LINSLEY Female Christening: 03 JAN 1730 Sunderland, Durham, England
Parents: Father: JOHN LINSLEY & Mother: ELIZABETH
Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
P002801 1719 - 1787 0091114 Film 6905057 Film

Places within 5 miles of Staindrop , OS Gridref NZ120200
~ 4 miles SE NZ170160 Gainford, Durham which encompasses the area containing
Possible Christening entries:
Elizabeth LINSELLEY on 05 Oct 1726 in Hamsterley By Bishop Auckland, Durham, Eng (Father George)
Elizabeth LINSLEY on 03 Jan 1730 in Sunderland, Durham, England.
As Sunderland is close to Durham, Elizabeth's christening is thought most likely to have been the later.
Sunderland : "The town of Sunderland is situated on the river Wear, 272 miles north by west from London, 144 from Manchester, 135 south-east from Edinburgh, 77 north from York, 72 from Carlisle, 12 east by south from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and 13 north-east from Durham.

Gainford : "This parish was formerly very extensive, including, as it did, the chapelries of Barnard Castle, Denton, and Whorlton, and occupied, with the exception of the intervening parish of Winston, about eighteen miles of the north bank of the Tees, between Pierce Bridge on the south-east and High Shipley on the north-west. At present it is bounded on the north by the parish of St. Helen's Auckland, on the north-west by the parish of Staindrop and parish of Ingleton, on the west by Winston parish, on the south-west and south by the Tees, and on the east by Denton and Coniscliffe parishes. The parish of Gainford, as at present constituted, comprises the townships or constableries of Gainford (including Alwent and Selaby), Langton, Headlam, part of Cleatlam, Summerhouse and Pierce Bridge

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch� International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles
ELIZABETH LINSELLEY Female Christening: 05 OCT 1726 Hamsterley By Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
Parents: Father: GEORGE LINSELLEY
Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
P000621 1584 - 1812 0091094 Film 6904994 Film

possible siblings
JANE LINSLEY - Female Christening: 30 OCT 1710
SARAH LINSLEY - Female Christening: 19 JAN 1715
MICHAEL LINSLEY - Male Christen 05 AUG 1719
THOMAS LINSLAY Male Christening: 09 FEB 1722
ANN LINSELLEY - Female Christening: 18 DEC 1728
MARY LINGSLEY - Female Christening: 23 JUL 1731
ABRAHAM LINSLEY - Male Christening: 09 MAR 1734
ALICE LINSLAY - Female Christening: 24 JUL 1736

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150. possibly Thomas CHAMBERS was born about 1740 in possibly Holborn, London, England. He married possibly Mary, wife of Thomas CHAMBERS.

Thomas CHAMBERS was possibly the father of our ancestor Elizabeth CHAMBERS (born possibly 1762 in
Holborn London, England) who married Henry LAMB.

151. possibly Mary, wife of Thomas CHAMBERS was born about 1740 in possibly Holborn, London, England.

Mary was possibly the mother of our ancestor Elizabeth CHAMBERS (born possibly 1762 in Holborn,
London, England) who married Henry LAMB

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152. Richard WITNEY was born 1 in 1740 in Blewberry, Berkshire, England. He was christened 2, 3 on 21 Jan 1740 in Blewberry, Berkshire, England. He died 4 on 9 Mar 1818 in Henton, near Chinnor, Oxfordshire England. He was buried 5 on 11 Mar 1818 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. He married 6, 7 Mary DIMMOCK on 26 Nov 1762 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. Richard resided in 1762 in Blewberry, Berkshire, England. [Parents]

Richard and Mary's marriage is recorded on Brookes Marriage Index. Richard WITNEY is stated as being from Blewberry in Berkshire and was five years younger than his wife at the time, with Richard being 22 and Mary, 27 years of age.

Richard and Mary had sixteen children who were all born and christened in Chinnor, Oxfordshire. It would appear that Mary was 55years of age when her youngest child Elizabeth was born in 1790.

This fact has been confirmed by our cousin Elizabeth GADD, also a direct descendant of this couple who agreed it is not the norm but not too unusual and did happen in families that the wife would have children coming up to or into her 50s. Mary was a " late starter" too being 27 at the time of her marriage. The children's baptisms are recorded regularly in the Parish Registers, with no huge gaps and no other couple (with the same names) having children at the same time, and no death/burial or re-marriage in that time. Therefore the only other possibility is that could be that Mary died and Richard
re-married ( to another Mary) and no researchers have found the burial or marriage.

In Chinnor earliest records there are WITNEYs.......either John WITNEY ( father of Richard) or his parents may originally have come from Chinnor......or maybe John took work in Blewbury , raised his family there, still retaining links with Chinnor, and then his son Richard met Mary DIMMOCK on a visit to relatives in Chinnor.
Chinnor PRs:a possible John : "Johannes WITTNEY bapt 12 Mar 1697 son of Thomas WITTNEY de Henton: jun " ( Junior)

153. Mary DIMMOCK was born 1 in 1735 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. She was christened 2 on 19 Feb 1735 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. She died 3 on 28 Nov 1817 in Henton, near Chinnor, Oxfordshire. She was buried 4 on 3 Dec 1817 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. [Parents]

Marriage recorded on Brookes Marriage Index. Richard WITNEY stated from Blewberry Berkshire.

It would appear that Mary was 55 years of age when her youngest child Elizabeth was born in 1790. This fact has been confirmed by our cousin Elizabeth GADD, also a direct descendant of this couple who agreed it is not the norm but not too unusual and did happen in families that the wife would have children coming up to or into her 50s. Mary was considered a "late starter" being 27 at the time of her marriage. The children's baptisms are recorded regularly in the Parish Registers, with no huge gaps and no other couple (with the same names) having children at the same time, and no death/burial or re-marriage in that time. Therefore the only other possibility could be is that Mary died and Richard re-married (to another Mary) and no researchers have found the burial or marriage.

Mary died on 28 Nov 1817 at Henton and was buried on 3 Dec 1817 at Chinnor. Her age given as "79". However, she would have been "82" in reality. She may have always kept her age in line with that of her husband Richard, (not wishing to appear older) and her age would have been given by the informant who knew she was around 80 years of age.

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154. Amos NARROWAY was born 1 in 1751 in Weston, Oxfordshire, England. He was christened 2 on 7 Apr 1751 in Thame, Oxfordshire, England. He died 3 in Feb 1826 in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England. He was buried 4 on 27 Feb 1826 in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England. He married 5 Hester FRANKLIN on 27 Jan 1772 in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England. Amos was employed 6 as Agricultural Labourer.

The date of birth and baptism at Thame is not definate (however the dates are close). Amos is possibly the son of John and Elizabeth NARROWAY and had a brother named Robert. As another child named Robert NARROWAY was baptised on 24 Jan 1747. There is no marriage recorded for these parents in Thame in Oxfordshire.

Amos and Hester were known to have had a family of nine children who were all baptised in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, John (1772), James (1774), Mary (1776) our direct ancestor who married William WITNEY, Jane (1779) who died at one year of age, Jenny (1781), Esther (1784) who married William WISE in 1806 at Aston Rowant Oxfordshire. Followed by Amos (1786) who married Sophia TUCK in 1814 at Newington Oxfordshire, then Thomas (1788) and the youngest child was William (1791) who married Sarah SMITH in 1814 at Lewknor, Oxfordshire.

155. Hester FRANKLIN was born 1 in Aug 1749 in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England. She was christened 2 on 20 Aug 1749 in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England. [Parents]

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156. Benjamin RATLEY was born about 1740 in of Haversham, Buckingham, England. He married 1 Jane VIALO on 20 Jul 1767 in Church of England Parish Church of Haversham. [Parents]

Possible christening BENJAMIN RATTLY Male Christening: 07 MAY 1736 Aldenham, Hertford, (Father: John , Mother: Ann )
where the name is also spelt BENJAMIN RATLEY in Male Christening: 05 FEB 1693 Aldenham, Hertford, England

157. Jane VIALS (also recorded as VIALO) was born about 1740 in of Haversham, Buckingham, England.

Jane was christened on 4 Oct 1747 in St. Mary's Church of England Parish Church of Haversham to Francis (Frances) VIALS (son of Edward & Ann VIALLS - Edward VIALLS being the son of Francis (Frances) VIALLS) and his wife Mary nee HAXLEY (daughter of George HUXLEY, HAXLEY or HEAXLEY and his wife Jane NEWBERRY who married on 1 Oct 1724 in St. Mary's Church of England Parish Church of Haversham)

Surname variants include VIALLOUX and VIALOU . No birth or christening on IGI.

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158. Francis WHITE was born 1 in 1720 in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England. He was buried 2 on 18 Jan 1807 in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire. He married 3 Mary BEARD on 30 May 1768 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. He had other parents. Francis was baptized 4 on 18 Dec 1720 in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England.

Francis WHITE Christening: 8 Dec 1720 Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England
Burial: 12 Jan 1807 Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England
Parents: Father: Robert WHITE Mother: (not stated)
Marriage(s): Spouse: Mary BEARD Marriage: 30 May 1768 Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
Submitter(s) THELMA GLADSTONE of 8 SEGTOUNE STREET, EAST KEW 3102 , VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

Francis and Mary had a daughter Ann (1775), possibly in Oxfordshire, England, our direct ancestor who married Benjamin RATLEY on 24 Sep 1806 in Cromwell, England.

Shirley (White) Mesman wrote via GenesReunited in Mar 2005 : "Mary Beard the second wife of Francis WHITE (Francis b. abt. 1720). m.2 of Francis 1768 Chinnor Oxford. Francis WHITE m.1 Martha FLOYD m.1 1748 Crowell, Oxf., Eng. Children of Francis WHITE and Mary BEARD - Anne b. 1770, Sarah b. 1771, Robert b. 1772 m. Jane TOWERTON. Hannah b. 1774, Jane b. 1775, Francis b. 1777. d. 1858. m. Mary KING m. 1800 Sydenham, Oxf. (my g.g.g. grandparents). Lydia b. 1778, Mary b. 1780, Edmund b. 1781, John b. 1783, Rachel b. 1785, Lidia b. 1788. "

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.

No children listed on IGI for Aston Rowant : White, British Isles; Father: Francis , Mother: Mary ; Exact Spelling: Off Batch Number: C038311

159. Mary BEARD was born in 1748 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England. Mary was baptized on 2 Jun 1748 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England. [Parents]

Francis and Mary had a daughter Ann (1770), possibly in Oxfordshire, England, our direct ancestor who married Benjamin RATLEY on 24 Sep 1806 in Cromwell, England.

Shirley (White) Mesman wrote via GenesReunited in Mar 2005 : " Was your Mary Beard the second wife of Francis WHITE (Francis b. abt. 1720). m.2 of Francis 1768 Chinnor Oxford. Francis WHITE m.1 Martha FLOYD m.1 1748 Crowell, Oxf., Eng. Children of Francis WHITE and Mary BEARD - Anne b. 1770, Sarah b. 1771, Robert b. 1772 m. Jane TOWERTON. Hannah b. 1774, Jane b. 1775, Francis b. 1777. d. 1858. m. Mary KING m. 1800 Sydenham, Oxf. (my g.g.g. grandparents). Lydia b. 1778, Mary b. 1780, Edmund b. 1781, John b. 1783, Rachel b. 1785, Lidia b. 1788. "

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.

Shirley (White) Mesman wrote Mary BEARD b: 1743. m: 30 May 1768 in Chinnor

See 'Tysall clan' of Colin Tysal at Rootsweb http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3074868&id=I38640

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164. William BOWDEN was born 1, 2, 3 in Jun 1774 in Kent, England. He died on 2 Jun 1833 in Benenden, Kent, England. He married Elizabeth YOUNG on 16 May 1796 in Benenden, Kent, England. William was employed as Farmer. [Parents]

William and Elizabeth had ten children who were all born in Benenden, Kent, England : five boys and five girls (including twins). Three of their sons, William our direct ancestor who married Elizabeth GODFREY, Joseph and George emigrated to Australia from tax-burdened England of the 1830s. The Government of NSW subsidised the passage of farming emigrants and Joseph decided to accompany his brother William. In the following year, 1839, their brother George, 21years, followed his brothers and also emigrated to Australia.

William, our direct ancestor was their eldest child (1796), followed by James (1798), Elizabeth (1800), Mary (1803) who married Edmund BROMHAM, Catherine (1806), Davis (1809), Sophy (1812), Abigail (1815), Joseph (1815) and George (1817).

Refer Bowden Family History & Genealogy Research

165. Elizabeth YOUNG was born 1, 2 on 3 Dec 1775 in Kent, England. She died on 9 Jul 1841 in Benenden, Kent, England. [Parents]

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166. Frank GODFREY was born 1, 2 about 1780 in possibly Rolvenden, Kent, England. He married Elizabeth THRIFT.

Frank and Elizabeth had at least three children, Elizabeth GODFREY our direct ancestor who they baptised on 9 May 1798,
Sarah and James.

167. Elizabeth THRIFT was born 1, 2 about 1780 in Rolvenden, Kent, England.

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170. John LINDSAY was born about 1775 in Kettle, Fife, Scotland. He died 1 in 1834 in Teuchats, Largo, Fife, Scotland. He was buried 2 on 22 Jul 1834 in Largo, Fife, Scotland. He married 3 Agnes SCOT on 5 Dec 1796 in Kettle, Fife, Scotland. John was employed 4 as Ploughman & Servant.

John and Agnes had eleven children: John (1798), Helen (Ellen) our direct ancestor (1800) married David WEBSTER and then Robert WILLIAMSON. The other children were James Sharp (1803), George (1805), Agnes (1807), Isoble (1810), Thomas (1812), David (1814), James (1816), William (1820) and James (1820).

Their children were baptised in various churches in the areas of Easter Lathrisk, Kettle, Fife and Largo in Scotland. There was a Relief Church at Lower Largo (later United Presbyterian, St David's United Free, then Church of Scotland) and a Free Church (later Upper Largo United Free) at Upper Largo. Surname variants include Lindsey, LINDESAY and/or Lindsy .

In 2004 a descendant visited Largo, Lower Largo and visited the still working "Tuechats" farm, where our LINDSAY ancestors were born & lived, working on the farm. The name of the farm comes from a bird called the Teuchat, quite prolific then, around that area, but they did not see any the day they visited. The Teuchat somewhat resembles our "Top-Notch Pigeon" we see around here. There was a tin cut out of a Teuchat & the name of the farm, likewise in tin at the main front gate to the farm.

Lindsay Gaelic Name: MacGhille Fhionntaig ; Motto: Endure forte (Suffer bravely)
Badge: Rue ; Lands: Borders, Angus ; Origin of Name: Placename, probably Norman

History
Between the 6th and 9th centuries, Danes lived in one of the little kingdoms of Lincolnshire in England to which, after the Norman Conquest, Baldric of Lindsay came to be tenant of the manors under the Earl of Chester.

The Lindsay name was already well known across England at this time. In 1120 Sir Walter Lindsay was a member of the council of David, Earl of Huntingdon in England, who became King of Scots in 1124. Sir Walter�s successor, either his son or brother William, came to Scotland with the new King. William Lindsay acquired Crawford in Lanarkshire and gave some of his Ayrshire land to Dryburgh Abbey.

In the following century Sir David Lindsay of Crawford and the Byres supported St Louis, King of France, on a crusade. He died in Egypt. By then the family had expanded prosperously on both sides of the border and the war of independence brought them great dilemmas.

One of the Crusader�s sons, Sir Alexander, was a Knight of Edward I of England. Nonetheless, his Scottish patriotism made him a supporter of Bruce and friend of Wallace. His English property was forfeited and his sons were imprisoned. The eldest of these sons, Sir David, was later among the signatories of the �Declaration Of Arbroath�, the 1320 assertion of Scottish independence.

A loss of Lindsay land in Scotland resulted from long time feuding with the Ogilvies when the 4th Earl of Crawford, Alexander, known both as the 'Tiger Earl' and 'Earl Beardie' was badly defeated at Brechin in 1452.

Another Alexander, son of the 8th Earl, was known as 'The Wicked Master' nd had his land, position and inheritance removed after being convicted of trying to murder his father.

In the numerous struggles to retain a Scottish Crown the Lindsays have been active all through British history.

171. Agnes SCOT was born about 1775 in Kettle, Fife, Scotland. She died 1 in 1831 in Teuchats, Largo, Fife, Scotland. She was buried 2 on 10 Feb 1831 in Largo, Fife, Scotland.

Surname also spelt SCOTT.
Scott clan Gaelic Name: Scotach ; Motto: Amo (I love) ; Badge: Blaeberry ; Lands: Borders and Fife
Origin of Name: National name

History
The Latin word "Scotti" originally denoted the Irish Celts and later the Gaels in general. The earliest certain record of the name was of Uchtredus filius Scotti, who lived around 1130. From him were descended the Scotts of Buccleuch and the Scotts of Balwearie.

The Scotts married well and acquired more lands and in time became one of the most powerful border clans. In fact, by the end of the fifteenth century it was said that the chief of the Scotts could easily call upon "1000 spears" to enforce his will.

In common with most Borders families, the Scotts quarrelled regularly with their neighbours and would gather for battle at Bellendean, near the head of the Borthwick Water in Roxburghshire. "A Bellendaine" is cited in ballad books of the time as their war cry, and it is also the slogan of the clan Scott upon the standard of the "Bold Buccleuch", as they are known.

The importance of the Scott clan is shown in the splendid marriage of Anne Scott to James, Duke of Monmouth (the illegitimate son of King Charles II) and in the fact that he adopted the name Scott when the marriage was agreed. The Scott family is known today for the internationally acclaimed Buccleuch art collection housed in the three great houses of the family.
The Scotts married well and in time became one of the most powerful border clans. In fact, by the end of the fifteenth century it was said that the chief of the Scotts could easily call upon "1000 spears" to enforce his will.

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172. John MACINTOSH was born 1 about 1770 in Duthill With Rothiemurchas INV Scotland. He died 2 before 1872. He married 3 Elspate (aka Elspet) GORDON about 1793. John was employed 4 as Farmer and Foxhunter.

John was possibly the son of Donald McINTOSH and may have been born in Duthill With Rothiemurchas Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands. John and Eslpate had five children, all baptised in Miltown of Duthil, Parish of Abernethy & Kincardine: Donald McINTOSH (1794) our direct ancestor married Ann COLLIE, Alexander (1797), Duncan (born 2 Aug 1799), Margaret or Ann Trapaud (born 27 Oct 1801), William (1802) married Elizabeth (aka Catherine or Isabella) FRASER and his son Hector McINTOSH was born in 1853 in Beauly Scotland.

The Milton (of Duthil) settlement near Duthil on the 1875 Ordinance Survey map is in a critical position between two small rivers. The Mill which gave rise to the name (Mill Town), and the larger River Dulnain, which joins the much larger River Spey to the east outside this map (thus Strathspey where our ancestor Ann McIntosh was born in 1821). A visit to the site reveals the remains of the settlement with evidence of at least three cottages. Marion (centre) with the Grays, who have built a modern house adjacent to the Milton ruins, which lie on Grant estate land.

MacKintosh ; Gaelic Name: Mac an Tòisich ; Motto: Touch not the cat without a glove
Badge: Red whortleberry ; Lands: Inverness-shire ; Origin of Name: Gaelic, Mac-an-tòisich (Son of the thane)

History
The founder of the MacKintosh clan is reputed to have been Shaw MacDuff, second son of the Earl of Fife, and a member of the royal house of Dalriada. He travelled north with Malcolm IV in the twelfth century to suppress rebellion in Morayshire and was granted lands in the Findhorn valley. These lands became the heartland of the clan and the burial place of the clan chiefs.

Shaw was known at this time as "Mac an Toiseach" or "son of the chief", hence the name MacKintosh. The MacKintosh chiefs steered themselves through the hazards of Scottish history with great skill, even leading the great confederation of clans known as Clan Chattan, although this honour was challenged by the MacPherson chiefs on many occasions over the centuries.

The MacKintosh clan had to fight to defend their powerful position and conducted long-running feuds with the Earls of Moray and Huntly, among others.

One famous feud with the Comyns was to have ended in a feast of reconciliation but the Comyns made plans to destroy the MacKintosh clan once and for all. They were betrayed by a family member, however, and were slaughtered by MacKintosh clansmen, led by their chief Malcolm MacKintosh.

The MacKintosh clansmen took part in the Jacobite rising of 1715, following which many were transported to the Americas. The clan remained loyal to the Stewarts in 1745 and the wife of the absent chief, Lady Anne MacKintosh, raised a force of 400 men to join Charles Edward Stewart.

She also received the prince at the chief's seat of Moy Hall. During his visit, a force of 1500 government troops attempted to capture him, but were fooled by Lady Anne into believing they had walked into the midst of the entire Jacobite army. They consequently fled, and this incident became known as the "Rout of Moy", with Lady Anne MacKintosh earning the nickname of "Colonel Anne".

Moy Hall is still the seat of the MacKintosh chiefs, as it has been for over 600 years, and still holds the bed slept in by Charles Edward Stewart.
http://www.scotclans.com/clans/MacKintosh/history.html

No listing of marriage on Scotlandspeople:
Criteria : Surname: "MACINTOSH"; Forename: "JOHN"; Parent Surname: "GORDON"; Date From: 1 January 1770; Date To: 31 December 1805 ; Date Surname Forename Spouse Name/Frame No Sex Parish GROS Data Image Extract
3 Jan 1782 MACINTOSH JOHN ISABELL GORDON/ M DUNDEE 282/00 0012 No Image
1 Jan 1782 MCINTOSH JOHN ISOBEL GORDON/FR120 M EDINBURGH 685/01 0051

Possible connection to the family of David Farmer UK to Canada 1936 at
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=djfarmercogecoca&id=I14279
of John MCINTOSH. He married Mary GRANT. Child of John MCINTOSH and Mary GRANT is:
Alexander MCINTOSH born 2 Jan 1782 in Duthill with Rothiemurchus,Inverness,Scotland. He married Christian STEWART 22 Jun 1802 in Duthill with Rothiemurchus,Inverness,Scotland. Children of Alexander MCINTOSH and Christian STEWART are: i. Mary MCINTOSH was born 15 Jun 1803 in Duthill with Rothiemurchus,Inverness,Scotland.
ii. William MCINTOSH was born 11 Apr 1805 in Duthill with Rothiemurchus,Inverness,Scotland.
iii. John MCINTOSH was born 14 Jan 1807 in Duthill with Rothiemurchus,Inverness,Scotland.
iv. Alexander MCINTOSH.
v. Ann MCINTOSH.
vi. Donald MCINTOSH was born 2 Jun 1816 in Duthill with Rothiemurchus,Inverness,Scotland.
vii. Patrick McIntosh was born 20 Oct 1818 in Duthill with Rothiemurchus,Inverness,Scotland.
Descendant Register, Generation No. 3
William MCINTOSH born 11 Apr 1805 in Duthill with Rothiemurchus,Inverness,Scotland. He married Barbara YOUNG.
Children of William MCINTOSH and Barbara YOUNG are:
i. Alexandrina (Lexy) MCINTOSH. ii. Alexander MCINTOSH.

THE SCOTTISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY FAMILY HISTORY INDEX at http://www.scotsgenealogy.com/fhi/fhi_m.htm
McINTOSH 1 INV.MOR.GA. 1797-1962 T C 23 pages
Assorted OPR extracts, extracts from certificates, letters and early ancestry from 5th Earl of Fife, 1204. Also mentioned MARR.
McINTOSH 2 ROC. 1730-c.1900 T C many
Detailed research notes written up in tabular form, maps, and large tree. Dealing with the family of Arderseir and Forres. Also mentioned MACDONALD.
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173. Elspate (aka Elspet) GORDON was born on 4 May 1775 in Cromdale & Inverallan INV Scotland. She died 1 before 1872. Elspate resided 2 in 1841 in living alone, aged 65 in Duthill & Rothiemurcus Parish. [Parents]

4 May 1775 GORDON
ELSPET JOHN GORDON ELSPET CUMMING F CROMDALE AND INVERALLAN 128/0B 0002 No

I researched the parentage of Eslpate on 'Scotlands People'. Her birth and parentage also was confirmed by Frank & Marion Sharp of Helensburgh, Scotland who reviewed Elspet Gordon and wrote ' We also have focussed on the alternative birth dates of 1779 in Duthil & Rothiemurchus, and 1775 in Cromdale & Inverallan, and feel that the latter is more appropriate, as her first child was your Donald McIntosh in 1794. The former would have been only 14 years old if she married in say 1793, and the latter would have been 18 years old and this seems more credible.

Gordon clan Gaelic Name: Gôrdan ; Motto: Bydand (Remaining) ; Badge: Rock Ivy
Lands: Strathbogie, Deeside and Aberdeen ; Origin of Name: Placename, Berwickshire
Pipe Music: The Gordon's March

History (http://www.scotclans.com/clans/Gordon/history.html)
The name Gordon is territorial and the family who took the name are believed to have been of Anglo-Norman descent, moving from the Borders to Aberdeenshire. The wild boar�s head appears on the Gordon arms because, legend says, the first Gordon saved a Scottish king from an attacking boar.

The monks of St Mary at Kelso were given their land by Richard, Baron of Gordon in 1150 and 1160, the earliest recording of the name in use.

Sir Adam of Gordon was a supporter of Robert the Bruce and travelled to Rome to ask the Pope to reverse Bruce's excommunication, served after Bruce killed Comyn in a church.

The king gave the Earl of Atholl's confiscated lands of Strathbogie to Gordon. The castle there became known as Huntly, a reminder of the Gordons� Berwickshire lands. Sir Alexander Gordon was created Earl of Huntly in 1449. At this time the king was at enmity with the powerful Douglases. The Gordons stood on the king�s side, and with their men involved in the south of the country, the Earl of Moray, a relation and ally of the Douglases, took the opportunity to sack the Gordon lands, setting Huntly Castle ablaze. The Gordons returned and quickly destroyed their enemies.

As the Douglases were removed from all their positions of power, the Gordons grew without challenge. Their near-regal status earned their chiefs the still-used nickname 'Cock to the North'. During the Reformation, Gordon power was such that they could disregard it and choose to remain Catholic. Nonetheless, they fought with the men of Mary, Queen of Scots, resulting in Huntly dying in battle and his son being beheaded before her.

By the time of Montrose they had become supportive of the Scottish crown. The followers of the 2nd Marquess of Huntly were known as the Gordon Horse, and it is believed that had Huntly's self-importance not impeded co-operation with the great Montrose, the war for Scottish independence may have had a different ending. As it was, Huntly was captured in 1647, then beheaded after two years in jail.

During the Risings of 1715 and 1745 there were Gordons on both sides. The 2nd Duke of Gordon followed the Jacobites in the '15, but the 3rd Duke supported the Hanovarians by the time of the '45, while his brother raised two regiments against him at Culloden.

The Dukedom became extinct with its line after the 5th Duke, and the present Marquess descends from the Earl of Aboyne, whilst a new Duke of Gordon was created of the Duke of Richmond in 1876.

www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk births :

Criteria : Surname: "GORDON"; Forename: "ELSPET"; Date From: 1 January 1768; Date To: 31 December 1782
No. Date Surname Forename Parent Names/Frame No Sex Parish GROS Data Image Extract
1 2 Oct 1768 GORDON
ELSPET ROBT. GORDON/ U LAIRG 053/00 0001 No Image
2 13 Oct 1771 GORDON
ELSPET JOHN GORDON/JEAN BAXTER FR 193 F CABRACH 177/00 0001 No Image
3 9 May 1771 GORDON
ELSPET HARY GORDON/ F LOGIE COLDSTONE 217/00 0001 No Image
4 4 Jan 1772 GORDON
ELSPET CHAS. GORDON/ U GLENMUICK, TULLICH ETC 201/00 0001 No Image
5 26 Apr 1773 GORDON
ELSPET THOMAS GORDON/ U GLENMUICK, TULLICH ETC 201/00 0001 No Image
6 12 Sep 1774 GORDON
ELSPET JAMES GORDON/ANN SHAND FR358 F ABERLOUR 145/00 0001 No Image
7 6 Apr 1775 GORDON
ELSPET WILLIAM GORDON/ANNA ROSS FR 200 U CABRACH 177/00 0001 No Image
8 4 May 1775 GORDON
ELSPET JOHN GORDON ELSPET CUMMING F CROMDALE AND INVERALLAN 128/0B 0002 No Image
9 20 Aug 1777 GORDON
ELSPET ALEXANDER GORDON/MARJORY MC DONALD F ABERLOUR 145/00 0002 No Image
10 14 May 1777 GORDON
ELSPET WILLIAM GORDON/ANNA ROSS FR 205 F CABRACH 177/00 0001 No Image
11 16 Aug 1778 GORDON
ELSPET JAMES GORDON/ELIZABETH WATT F GARTLY 198/00 0002 No Image
12 7 Jan 1779 GORDON
ELSPET WILLIAM GORDON/HELLEN WATT F GLASS 199/00 0001 No Image
13 8 Feb 1779 GORDON
ELSPET LEWIS GORDON/ELSPET CAMERON FR135 F DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS 096/0B 0001 No Image
14 3 Feb 1779 GORDON
ELSPET LEWIS GORDON/ELSPET CAMERON FR192 F DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS 096/0B 0001 No Image
15 12 Feb 1780 GORDON
ELSPET WILLIAM GORDON/ U CRUDEN 185/00 0002 No Image
16 2 Dec 1781 GORDON
ELSPET URQUHART GORDON/ U OLD MELDRUM 229/00 0002 No Image
17 21 Feb 1782 GORDON
ELSPET ALEXANDER GORDON/MARGARET GORDON F BIRNIE 127/00 0001 No Image
18 16 May 1782 GORDON
ELSPET ALEXR. GORDON/ F LOCH LEE 303/00 0001 No Image

No marriage C riteria : Surname: "GORDON"; Forename: "ELSPET"; Date From: 1 January 1770; Date To: 31 December 1800
Date Surname Forename Spouse Name/Frame No Sex Parish GROS Data Image Extract

1 17 Jun 1770 GORDON ELSPET WILLIAM WALLACE/ F TYRIE 248/00 0002 No Image
2 7 Jul 1771 GORDON ELSPET ALEXANDER MORISON/ F BANFF 147/00 0008 No Image
3 29 Nov 1772 GORDON ELSPET WM. COLLISON/ F GARVOCK 260/00 0001 No Image
4 13 Aug 1772 GORDON ELSPET WILLIAM STABLES/FR466 F ROTHIEMAY 165/00 0002 No Image
5 13 Aug 1772 GORDON ELSPET WILLIAM STABLES/FR440 F ROTHIEMAY 165/00 0002 No Image
6 28 Dec 1773 GORDON ELSPET ROBERT ETTLES/ F FORRES 137/00 0003 No Image
7 1 May 1776 GORDON ELSPET ROBERT STUART/ F INVERAVON 157/00 0001 No Image
8 7 Jul 1777 GORDON ELSPET WILLIAM REID/ F ABERDEEN 168/0A 0014 No Image
9 3 Jan 1777 GORDON ELSPET GORDON STUART/ F ABERLOUR 145/00 0002 No Image
10 13 Sep 1778 GORDON ELSPET JAS. KELMAN/ F MORTLACH 162/00 0002 No Image
11 24 Jun 1781 GORDON ELSPET JOHN ANDERSON/ F ABERDEEN 168/0A 0014 No Image
12 10 Jan 1782 GORDON ELSPET JOHN COLLIE/ F DRUMOAK 189/00 0001 No Image
13 19 Dec 1783 GORDON ELSPET WILLIAM JAMIE/ F BRECHIN 275/00 0005 No Image
14 13 Nov 1785 GORDON ELSPET GEORGE GORDON/FR B289 F FORTEVIOT 354/00 0002 No Image
15 15 Nov 1785 GORDON ELSPET GEORGE GORDON/ F ABERNETHY 326/00 0002 No Image
16 24 May 1788 GORDON ELSPET JAMES WATSON/FR1038 F LASSWADE 691/00 0004 No Image
17 22 Jun 1789 GORDON ELSPET ALEXR. REID/ F UDNY 249/00 0001 No Image
18 1 Dec 1792 GORDON ELSPET JOHN FARQUHARSON/ F GLENMUICK, TULLICH ETC 201/00 0001 No Image
19 30 May 1793 GORDON ELSPET GEORGE BANNERMAN/FR5006 F ABERDEEN 168/0A 0014 No Image
20 10 Jun 1795 GORDON ELSPET ALEXANDER COW/ F HUNTLY 202/00 0002 No Image
21 9 Sep 1798 GORDON ELSPET DAVID PORTER/ F BRECHIN 275/00 0006 No Image
22 21 Mar 1798 GORDON ELSPET ARCHIBALD GRANT/ F INVERAVON 157/00 0001 No Image
23 21 Mar 1798 GORDON ELSPET ARCHIBALD GRANT/ F INVERAVON 157/00 0001 No Image
24 11 Mar 1798 GORDON ELSPET ARCHIBALD GRANT/ F ABERLOUR 145/00 0002 No Image
25 22 Dec 1799 GORDON ELSPET JAMES SMITH/ F GLENMUICK, TULLICH ETC 201/00 0001 No Image

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174. Allan COLLIE was born 1 in 1750 in possibly Tullochgrue, Rothiemurchus(parish of Duthil and Rothiemurchus) Inverness-shire, Scotland. He died 2 about 1829. He married 3 Anne STUART \ STEWART in 1780 in Kinrara, Scotland. Allan resided in Tullochgrue, RPODAR, Inverness-shire. He was employed 4 as Mason and a Farmer. [Parents]

Allan and Anne had 10 children :
1.Isobel Collie b 1781 married John Grant. Children: Angus b 1804, Mary b 1805, Duncan b 1808, Peter b 1816 and Andrew b 1819 (married his cousin Anne Collie, daughter of Alexander Collie).

2.Alexander Collie b 1786 married Christina Macpherson 1817, d 1867 Tullochgrue; children: John 1818-1900 emigrated to America, Ann 1821-1883, Andrew 1823-1899 emigrated to Australia, Isobel 1826-1911, George 1829-1885 emigrated to Australia, Allan b 1831 emigrated to New Zealand, Alexander 1834-1912, and Donald b 1836 emigrated to New-Zealand.

3.Peter Collie b 1791 married Mary Cameron, d 1857; children: Anne b 1819 married John Macpherson, Robert 1822-1857, Isobel 1824-1884, Duncan b 1826 emigrated to Australia, William 1829-1910 emigrated to Canada, Janet b 1832 and Lewis b 1835.

4. Anne Collie b 1793, our direct ancestor married Donald Macintosh in 1818.

5.John Collie b 1796 married Grace Grant 1812, d 1861; children: Jean b 1814, Ann b 1815, James b 1818, William b 1820, Margaret b 1823, Alexander b 1825, Allan b 1828, Grace b 1831, Elspet b 1833.

6.Duncan Collie b 1796, married Jane? (from Ireland) 1820; children: Ann b 1821.

7.Jean Collie b 1798 married Adam Fergusson 1821.

8.Elspet Collie b 1801, d 1869.

9.Robert Collie b 1804 married (1) Anne Macdonald 1836, married (2) Janet Macintosh 1848, d 1886; children, Donald 1836-1908, Edward 1840, Allan 1844-1912, Jean 1845, Alexander 1848, John 1852, Peter 1854, Duncan 1856 and Emily 1859.

10.William Collie, died young.

His grandson in Canada (William 1829-1910, son of Peter Collie b 1791and Mary Cameron) published his memoirs ("The memoirs of William Collie") ca 1900:
"Allan was full of wit, humour jokes and tricks and derived much fun from drawing Anne into rows with the women of the district. He was the greatest fabricator in regard to ghost stories in the district and none could polish off a table as he could.(...).
Page 9 - 'Grandfather (Alan) and his sons, John, Patrick or Peter, Alexander, and their cousin George, were for many years the principal masons in Strathspey and Badenoch. John engineered and attended to the scaffolding while he Due of Gordon's monument was being erected at Toralvie.'

Kinrara, Tullochgrue, Bennieside, Dell, etc are all places around Rothiemurchus. I don't think there ever was a village called Rothiemurchus, just the parish.

He is also in contact with Moira Croy in New-England who is a descendant of Isobel Collie b1781 m John Grant whose Grant ancestors kept marrying their Collie cousins so they have a lot of common ancestors. However I do not yet know if Isobel was a child of Allan & Anne COLLIE. He further wrote that there are a lot of Collies descended from Allan Collie in Australia, New Zealand, the USA , Canada , Scotland , England and France.

Their son (his great-grandfather) Alex Collie, like his parents, spoke Gaelic and English.They would have spoken Gaelic at home and English with strangers and at school. Rothiemurchus was a gaelic speaking area until the beginning of the 20th century, so so their daughter Anne Collie must also have spoken Gaelic as her mother-language (the Registrars translated the forenames and even the surnames sometimes).

Rothiemurchus means "the plain of the great pines" (ràth a mhor ghiuthais) and the surname Collie comes from coille (gaelic for wood).

His great grandson Peter (1857) who emigrated to Australia (son of William 1829-1910 that emigrated to Canada, and the grandson of Allan's son Peter Collie b 1791) published the book 'Memoirs of William Collie' in Melbourne in 1908.

175. Anne STUART \ STEWART was born in 1761 in possibly Tullochgrue, Rothiemurchus (parish of Duthil and Rothiemurchus,Inverness-shire, Scotland. She died 1 about 1841.

In the 1841 census Anne Collie, 80 years of age, resided at Bennieside, Rothiemurchus. I don't think there are any death/burial
records for Rothiemurchus before 1855, as the Presbyterians didn't consider this as important as births or marriages.

Likely connection to :
ANNE STUART Female Marriages: Spouse: PATRICK SHAW Marriage: 26 SEP 1760 Alvie, Inverness, Scotland
ANNE MCINTOSH Female Birth: 12 FEB 1804 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland
Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANNE STUART
JANET MCINTOSH Female Christening: 03 JUN 1810 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANNE STUART
JEAN MCINTOSH Female Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANNE STUART
Birth: 30 JAN 1813 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland
CHRISTIAN MCINTOSH Female Birth: 19 APR 1815 Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANNE STEWART
Christening: 07 MAY 1815 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland
MARY MCINTOSH Father: DONALD MCINTOSH Mother: ANN STUART
Female Birth: 28 FEB 1817 Christening: 08 MAR 1817 Cromdale And Inverallan And Advie, Inverness, Scotland

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176. Harcourt CLEWITT was born in 1769 in Wincanton, Somerset, England. He died before 13 Nov 1862. He married 1 Joanna WHITE on 26 Dec 1789 in Wincanton, Somerset, England. Harcourt was baptized 2 on 1 Feb 1769 in Wincanton, Somerset, England. He was employed as Stonemason on dau Ann's marriage on 23 Nov 1848. [Parents]

baptisms http://www.cluett.org.uk/cgi-bin/search.pl
Clewett Harcourt Baptism Wincanton, Somerset 1 Feb 1769 son William & Mary

Extracted BAPTISMS REGISTERED IN PARISH OF WINCANTON 1721 - 1887
1724 CLUOTT Harcourt, son of John & Susanna, 12 November
1727 CLUOTTJohn, son of John & Susanna, 16 July
1730 CLUETTJohn, son of John & Susanna, 27 June

Father of this family born 1724 CLUOTT William, son of Joseph & Mary on 16 November
1769 CLEWITT Harcourt, son of William & Mary 1 or 4 February
1751CLEWETT John, son of William & Mary 16 October
1753CLEWETT Richard, son of William & Mary 12 March
1755 CLEWETTJoseph, son of William & Mary 23 February * father of Harcourt 1788
1761 CLEWETT Jartery, daughter of William & Mary 16 June
1767 CLEWIT Samuel, son of William & Mary 16 December
1771 CLEWETT Samuel, son of William & Mary 10 October

Possible baptisms include : http://www.cluett.org.uk/cgi-bin/search.pl
Clewwett Harcourt Baptism Wincanton, Somerset 26 June 1788 son of John & Mary

Father of this family born 1755 CLEWETTJoseph, son of William & Mary on 23 February
1788 CLEWETTHarcourt, son of Joseph & Mary (twins)
Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph & Mary 27 June
1781CLEWITT Susanna, daughter of Joseph & Mary 21 October
1784 CLEWIT Mary, son of Joseph & Mary 18 April
1786 CLEWIT Martha, daughter of Joseph & Mary 14 July

Parents married 26 DEC 1789 (therefore father believed Harcourt 1769, son of William & Mary)
1795 CLEWETT Mary, daughter of Harcourt & Joanna 9 May
1798 CLEWIT Richard, son of Harcourt & Joanna 18 August
1802 CLEWETT Susanna, daughter of Harcourt & Joanna10 November

1815 CLEWETT Mary, daughter of Harcourt & Elizabeth 24 December. Father - Mason
1817 CLEWETT Frederick, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 8 June. No. 228
1817 CLEWETT Frederick, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 28 June. No. ?same as 8 June
1819 CLEWETT James, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 26 August. No 380
1821 CLEWETT James, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 22 July. No 504
1825 CLEWETT Ann, daughter of Harcourt & Elizabeth 12 March. No 690.
1827 CLEWETT Emily Sarah, daughter of Harcourt & Elizabeth. 25 December. No 821.
1831 CLEWETT Felix, son of Harcourt & Elizabeth 8 May 1831. No 991.
1834 CLEWETT Elizabeth Dinah, daughter of Harcourt & Elizabeth. 25 December. No. 1173

1837 CLEWETT Harcourt, of Wincanton Workhouse on 25 April, No. 957. Page 120. Age 25

Harcourt is believed to be the father of our ancestor Harcourt CLEWITT who married Elizabeth WAY in 1815. He was baptised Clewett Harcourt Baptism Wincanton, Somerset on 1 Feb 1769 son of William and Mary.

Children of Harcourt and Joanna CLEWITT are Samuel Clewett Burial Wincanton Somerset 25 May 1791, William Clewett Burial Wincanton Somerset 17 July 1793, John Clewett Burial Wincanton Somerset 17 July 1793, May Clewett Baptism Wincanton Somerset 9 May 1795 , Richard Clewit Baptism Wincanton Somerset 12 Sept 1798, Susanna Clewett Baptism Wincanton Somerset 10 Nov 1802 and our ancestor Harcourt.

The following entry is thought to be the correct Death (as occupation is a Mason Builder) :
Clewett Harcourt Death Wincanton, Somerset 7 May 1852 mason builder of wall enclosing church. Stone
set with 'H C 1818' owned house disposed of 1838 to Thomas Longford

Although possibly buried aged 68 on 25 Apr 1837 and resident of the Workhouse :
Clewett Harcourt Burial Wincanton, Somerset 25 Apr 1837 68 workouse (age corresponds as son of William & Mary in 1769).
However, an extract from BURIALS WINCANTON PARISH 1721 - 1887 states
CLEWETTHarcourt, of Wincanton Workhouse on 25 April, No. 957. Page 120. Age 25

Their son Samuel possibly named after Samuel CLEWITT buried 27 Feb 1777. Mary, wife of Samuel buried 12 Nov 1741. Also Martha CLEWITT, wife of Samuel was buried in Wincanton on 18 Dec 1776.
Joseph CLEWETT, son of Samuel & Sarah buried 12 Sep 1798

Clewett Harcourt Census Wincanton, Somerset 10 March 1801 mason
Clewett Harcourt Notes Wincanton, Somerset ?1840 lived at the tything

Witness at he marriage of his cousin Clewett Elizabeth Marriage Wincanton, Somerset 26 Dec 1814 to Hezekiah Lukes of Shepton Montague wit Harcourt Clewett

Possible connection to following baptisms
1783 CLEWITT Charles, son of Richard & Elizabeth on 26 June
1739 CLUOTT Samuell, son of Sam & Mary on 28 December
1741 CLUET Mary, daughter of Samuel & Mary on 27 July
1796 CLEWIT Joseph, son of James or Samuel & Sarah on 4 November

177. Joanna WHITE was born about 1770 in possibly Wincanton, Somerset, England.

[Child]


186. Edward ROBINSON was possibly born in 1754 in Hudswell, Yorkshire, England and possibly christened on 11 Nov 1743. He died 1 on 6 Jun 1820 in Halfway House, Parramatta Road, Sydney NSW Australia. He was buried in 1820 in Devonshire Street Cemetery, Sydney. He married Mary HARRISON. Edward was buried in 1901 in Vault was moved to Botany Cemetery. He immigrated on 16 Oct 1791 to as a Convict on the ship "Admiral Barrington". He resided 2 in 1794 in Wilberforce (near Windsor). He was employed as Innkeeper. [Parents]

EDWARD ROBINSON Male Christening: 11 NOV 1754 Hudswell, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Father: EDWARD ROBINSON Mother: MARY
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:
C059921 1736 - 1847 0207542 Film 6910081 Film
Bishop's transcripts, 1637-1847 Church of England. Chapelry of Hudswell (Yorkshire)

Oringally Edward was thought to have possibly been baptised 11 Nov 1754 to parents Edward and Mary ROBINSON. However, this would no longer appear to be correct. Refer to comments received from Sandra Smith in 2006 [see below] to whom I am most grateful to for her generosity in sharing her research.

Edward was a servant to Tate WILKINSON who operated the Theatre Royal in York and Edward lived in lodgings at the rear of the theatre in what was called Mint Yard.

Edward was a habitual thief and in 1789 was charged with 14 counts of stealing. Edward would visit various taverns in and around York, and make off with the silverware, or in one incident, books. He was apphrehended, and several of the stolen items were found hidden in a box in his lodgings. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, but was convicted of all, except one.

On 25 July 1789 at York Assizes Edward was sentenced "to be hanged" but the sentence was changed to Transportation for Life. In January 1790 he was received on the prison hulk, 'The Lion' at Portsmouth Harbour. At the age of 29 on 27 Mar 1791 he sailed aboard ship 'Admiral Barrington' which arrived in Sydney on 16 October 1791 possibly as part of the 3rd Fleet. Edward received a pardon on 12 December 1794 (AO Reel 2910xxxv11). He was granted 30 acres of land on the river at Hawkesbury in the District of Mulgrave Place on 9 December 1794 rent being 1/- per annum, commencing after 10 years. On 15 September 1802 Edward was granted a further 100 acres at a lagoon nearby, renting at 2/- per annum, commencing after 5 years, which was called Robinson's Lagoon. The name later changed to Bushell's Lagoon, as it is still called, just of Putty Road between Freemans Reach and Wilberforce. By 1805, he had a flock of around "200 big framed mutton producers", and told Governor KING he would like to experiment with merino sheep. On 28 September 1809 he received a further grant to lease 1 & 3/4 acres 25 rods in Sydney Town at 1 pound per annum for 21 years, commencing on that date. Edward also owned a tavern, 'Sign of the York Roses' for which he was granted beer and spirits licences from 1809 through to 1815. On 18 October 1809 Edward was also granted 80 acres at Upper Nelson. This grant was also in the name of Elizabeth ROBINSON. Edward was known in the Hawkesbury Settlement as a successful farmer and was a first Trustee of Phillip Common and in 1806 was made a Special Constable for flood relief following the Hawkesbury flood of March 1806. In 1820 Edward was issued a hotel licence for premises on the Parramatta Road, unfortunately at this time he was in poor health. He was buried in Devonshire St. Cemetery, Sydney. The vault was later moved to Botany.

Mary and Edward were apparently not married. They had seven children and all birth records indicate the father as "unknown", and each child bore the surname of HARRISON, after their mother, however, all records after this indicate the surname as being ROBINSON, after their father. I have recorded the children's surnames as ROBINSON, and they are
Elizabeth (1795 at Toongabbie), our direct ancestor who married (1) convict George SMITH (2) (2) John Woodness SMITH, Harriet (1797) married Abraham ELIAS, Ann (1798) married (1) Ezekiel WOOD (2) Henry Edward MARR,, Mary (1800) married Edward POWELL, Maria (1803) married James POWELL, Robert (1804 died in infancy) and Edward William Alexander (1805) married Jane BEASLEY.

Mary HARRISON died on 24 Feb 1810 and three years later Edward married his second wife Ann SHORTER on 1 Mar 1813 in St. Matthew's Church of England Windsor. Ann was also a former convict, who had been sentenced to 7 years transportation at Sessions of the Peace, Middlesex on 8 December 1809 and had arrived in Australia on 10 October 1811 aboard the ship 'Friends'. Ann had been assigned as a servant to Ellis BENT in Newcastle. On 12 November 1812 she was returned to Sydney, her sentence having expired early. She was granted permission to marry Edward ROBINSON on 8 February 1813 and they married two weeks later on 1 March at the Parish of Hawkesbury Chapel, Windsor.

There were no children were born to his second marriage with Ann SHORTER. She died on 25 August, 1835, and was buried at St. Matthews Church of England, Windsor.

He made his Will on 11 May, 1820, including the words, "being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, but considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time thereof........". He died shortly after, on 6 June, 1820, at the Halfway House, Parramatta Road. He was buried 5 days later in the Devonshire Street Cemetery, Sydney, which was contrary to his Will, which indicated, "I direct my body may be decently interred in the burial ground of Windsor....".

The vault was later moved to Botany when the cemetery was closed to make way for the construction of Central Railway in 1901. It was at Botany that Edward's daughter, Ann, erected a family headstone. Unfortunatley, while a record of the inscription still remains, the original headstone no longer exists. It reads;

"Sacred to the Memory of Edward ROBINSON, died June 5, 1820, aged 65 years. also Ezekiel WOOD, son-in-law, died November 23, 1826, aged 34, leaving a widow and an infant daughter. Mrs Mary ROBINSON, died February 24, 1810, aged 37. Also in memory of Henry MARR Esq, died August 31, 1835, aged 65, leaving a wife and a large family".
Ezekiel WOOD and Henry MARR were Ann ROBINSON's 1st and 2nd husbands.

The following references to Edward ROBINSON are found in the "Index to the Colonial Secretary's Papers 1788 to 1825";
1794 Dec 9: List of grants and leases of land registered.
1802 Sep 15: Office.
1802 Apr 10: Arms in possession (2 guns, 0 pistols, 0 swords, 0 bayonets).
1809 Mar - Sep: Produce received from the Hawksbury stores.
1809 Sep 28: On list of all grants and leases of town allotments registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office.
1810 Jan: Memorial.
1810 Jul 21: Of, near Burial Ground. Licence to retail beer, ale and porter.
1811 Mar 6: Received spirit licence in February at Windsor.
1812 Aug 26: Juror at Inquest of John Culverson, held at Sydney.
1812 Sep 12: Permitted to draw cattle from the Government herds on credit.

Sandra Smith [email address on file] wrote in Feb 2006 and kindly shared a copy of a booklet from the York Library entitled 'The Trials of Edward Robinson'. From page 7 onwards, Edward's defence testimony is very interesting. One Jonathan Robinson of Palathorpe Farm in the Parish of Bolton Percy near York (on the road to Leeds) says Edward resided with him for 12 years; from there he was a servant to Mrs Sullivan in Leeds for 3 years, and then for the past 6 years had been a servant of Mr Wilkinson in York = 21 years of his life. Another person who speaks for Edward says he has known him since he was a child at Palathorpe Farm; and another for 20 years. I think it's fair to say that Edward grew up in the area.
Sandra has not yet been able to find a connection between Edward and Jonathan ROBINSON of Bolton Percy. [researching at the Borthwick Institute in York] and advised 'There's nothing in the Bolton Percy parish records to show if he was born there. I also have copies of the original police reports that my father obtained from York .. I think there's 16 complaints of theft.'
Sandra also advised in regards to '..Edward's birth, 1754/Hudswell has been widely stated to be his birthplace, going on the only IGI entry for that year. It could well be our Edward, but I think it's hardly likely, given he was living in the Leeds / Tadcaster / York area further south from at least 12 years of age. My guess is that he may have become orphaned, went to live with relative Jonathan ROBINSON, Esq., of Palathorpe (also Pallathorpe) Farm, where he was educated (note Edward could read + write) to some extent. Note that Jonathan ROBINSON says Edward 'resided' with him, which leads me to believe he was not merely a farm hand or servant but an actual member of the household.'.. ..' I believe that Jonathan ROBINSON took over the farm from Thomas ROBINSON, who may have been his brother...
Although there's no listing for Jonathan on the IGI, I found some cached information on Jonathan of Pallathorpe, which is no longer on the Net. Jonathan and several others were involved in the Wesleyan movement later on:
Extract from 'Notices of Wesleyan Methodism in Selby 1744-1892'
The Millgate Chapel
In 1786 the infant Society had gathered strength enough to purchase a site for a Chapel when, for the consideration of 110, Charles TURNER and his wife transferred on 5th April 1786 a house in Millgate to Alexander MATHER, of the City of York, gentleman.
On the 9th October, in the same year, Alexander Mather transferred the property by deed to the following trustees:
Thomas DODGSON, miller; Thomas ROBINSON, common brewer; and Alban HOLMES, apothecary, all of Tadcaster.
Jonathan ROBINSON of Pallathorpe, Yorkshire; Richard WILKINSON of Oxton; Matthew SKILBECK of Healaugh; John CORNER of Acaster; Robert BIRDSALL and William ALLEN of Church Fenton; John DUNN of Barlby; and Christopher OBEE of Selby - all described as yeomen.'
The following information on Thomas ROBINSON, who also lived at Pallathorpe, was supplied to Sandra by the genealogist she engaged in York. Baptisms:
12 October 1750, Mary [daughter of] Tho:[ma]s Robinson of Pallath.
5 April 1753, John [son of] Tho:[ma]s Robinson of Pallathorp, Farmer.
4 April 1756, Martha [daughter of] Tho:[ma]s Robinson of Pallathorp.
Burials: 14 November 1758, Thomas Robinson of Pallathorpe.
Sandra further advised 'None of these names appear on the IGI but are among the Parish Chest material stored at the Borthwick Institute in York, obtained for me by the genealogist. He suggested that since Thomas died fairly young with young children, Jonathan may have been Thomas's children's guardian and took over the running of the farm. No mention of Edward in there, but the scenario fits Edward's likely circumstances (perhaps?)....'

For Yorkshire research see Eric Youle's Genealogy in which he makes a large amount of documentation available for those with ancestors from Sheffield, south Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

187. Mary HARRISON was born about 1774 in possibly London, England. She died 1 on 24 Feb 1810 in NSW Australia. She was buried 2 on 26 Feb 1810 in Old Burial Ground, George Street, Sydney. Mary was buried in MTRVIDSC, Sydney. She was buried in 1901 in Vault was moved to Botany Cemetery. She emigrated on 16 Feb 1791 from as a Convict on the ship "Mary Ann". She immigrated on 9 Jul 1791 to arrived in Sydney. She resided in Jun 1790 in 26 Lower Sloan Street, Chelsea, London, England. She was employed as Live-in Servant in Chelsea, London in Jun 1790.

Death Ref; V1810 2473 2A and V1810 525

Mary HARRISON was born in England in 1774. In 1790 she was performing live-in servant duties for the family of Thomas and Catherine WEST at 26 Lower Sloan Street, Chelsea, being employed there for about five months.

Whilst working at the house certain items of haberdashery (silk, thread, cotton, tape, teaspoons, pepperbox, gauze) went missing. Mrs WEST accused Mary, but nothing was found in her room. Mary then left, and went to live with her sister. Mrs WEST was still suspicious of Mary, and arranged for a search warrant to be obtained for the sister's house. Constable Thomas HAYLEY executed the search warrant, and the property was located in a box. When the property was found, young Mary did not say anything but fell down crying.

On 27/10/1790, Mary appeared before Justice HEATH at the Old Bailey, Middlesex. She called upon one character witness. Mary was found guilty of the offence, and at 16 years of age, she was sentenced to 7 years transportation. (Possibly the innocent victim of her sister's crime? See Trial Proceedings).

Mary HARRISON was transported from England on 16 Feb 1791, aboard the "Mary Ann", mastered by Mark MUNROE. This was a 298 ton vessel which was built in France in 1772. It arrived in Sydney on 9 Jul 1791, a voyage of 143 days which was a record at that time for a trip from England to Australia. This included a 10 day stopover at St. Jago for supplies. Of a total 150 female convicts to leave England, Mary HARRISON, was one of 141 that survived the voyage. Once again there is conjecture as to which Fleet the "Mary Ann" was part of. Some books have it sailing from England with another ship independently from the 2nd and 3rd Fleets, while other books have it as the first vessel of the 3rd Fleet, although the majority of the 3rd Fleet proper sailed from England some time after the "Mary Ann". There is no record of any period of indenture or assignment upon her arrival in Sydney.

During Mary's first years in the Colony she met up with another convict, Edward ROBINSON, and it appears that they were together in the new convict settlement at Toongabbie (see Edward's history for those details). If it is accepted that Mary's ship was the first of the 3rd Fleet, and Edward's was the last ship of the 3rd fleet (most historical books agree with this), it is of some interest that of 2047 convicts of this Fleet, 554 were dead by the end of 1792, which just shows how harsh the conditions were for our convict ancestors.

In the 1806 Muster Mary was listed as Mary ROBINSON (XA3840) per "Mary Ann", Free by Servitude, Housekeeper to Edward ROBINSON. Edward ROBINSON, "Admiral Barrington" was listed as Free by Pardon, Settler. This was the only Edward ROBINSON listed in the 1806 Muster. In Marsden's Femal Muster of that year, she was listed as Mary ROBINSON (C1069), "Mary Ann", Concubine with 2 male 7 5 female Natural children (illegitimate children living with the mother). The indent of the "Mary Ann" lists her as Mary HARRISON. The only time her name is officially listed as Mary Ann is on her Burial Certificate. Mary's Death Notice in the Sydney Gazette on 3 Mar 1810 incorrectly stated " On Sunday morning last, Mrs. Marion ROBINSON,wife of Edward ROBINSON, after an illness of several months, much lamented by her large and promising family".

Mary HARRISON died at the age of 36, on 24 Feb 1810. she was buried two days later in the Old Burial Ground, George Street Sydney, but was later moved to the ROBINSON vault at the Devonshire Street Cemetery. This cemetery was later moved to Botany when Central Railway was built in 1901.

A Search Of the Old Bailey Records Online gives :
http://hri.shef.ac.uk/db/bailey/gtrial.jsp?id=t17901027-40&s_hil=harrison+mary&orig=n#hil
MARY HARRISON, theft: simple grand larceny, 27 Oct 1790.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17901027-40
Trial Summary:
Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
Punishment Type: transportation, (Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
Verdict: Guilty: with recommendation,
Original Text:
728. MARY HARRISON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June last, three
yards of Persian silk, value 12 s. one muslin handkerchief, value 6 d. three ounces of
thread, value 12 d. three ounces of cotton, value 18 d. twelve yards of tape, value 6
d. three tea-spoons, value 3 s. a glass pepper-box, value 6 d. a gauze cap border, value 8 d. and two
yards of tape, value 2 d. the property of Thomas West.

CATHERINE WEST sworn.
I am wife to Thomas West, of Chelsea. The latter end of June last, I lost the things in the indictment,
from No. 26, Lower Sloane-street; I missed the Persian about a week before; the prisoner lived with me
as a servant, five months and a fortnight; I discovered I had been robbed, and suspected another person
who was in the house; and I took her up by what the prisoner told me, and found nothing; the prisoner
left me, and went to her sister's; and I got a search warrant, and in her box I found all the things in the indictment;
her box was at her sister's house; the prisoner said nothing about the box or things.

THOMAS HAYLEY sworn.
I am a constable. I found these things in the box; the prisoner was below stairs; she saw the things; we
found nothing upon her, nor in her box; but we found the things in her sister's box, in the prisoner's
apartment; her sister had been at my house.

Court to Hayley. When these things were found, did the prisoner say any thing? - No; she fell a crying
directly.

THOMAS LINDSEY sworn.
I was at the prosecutor's house all the time, and I was present at the search; I saw every thing taken out
of the box, except the handkerchief, which was found round the sister's neck; the girl was brought up,
and cried very much; the sister took a key out of her pocket, and unlocked the box; she afterwards
declared it was the prisoner's box, and she had lent it to her; the prisoner was by at the time of the
declaration: she said nothing before Justice Gordon; the girl declared she had taken the things from her
mistress.

Was that reduced into writing? - I cannot tell.

(The Persian and the pin deposed to.)

The prisoner called one witness who gave her a very good character.

GUILTY.
Recommended by the jury and prosecutrix.
Transported for seven years.
Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.

[Child]


190. Robert WATSON was supposedly born in 1756 in Northumberland, England. He died on 1 Nov 1819 on "Monday, at his house on The Rocks", Sydney. He was buried on 3 Nov 1819 in Sandhills Cemetery and his remains were later moved to Bunnerong Cemetery in Sydney. The mother of one or more of his children was possibly Sarah DORSET who arrived in Sydney on 3 Jun 1790 as a convict on the ship 'Lady Juliana'. It is not believed they were married and no marriage record has been found for Robert WATSON.

He emigrated on 13 May 1787 and Came free as Quartermaster of the ship "Sirius". He arrived in Sydney Cove on 26 Jan 1788 with the convoy of eleven ships comprising the First Fleet. He was employed as Port Jackson Harbour Pilot. He was employed as Superintendent of the New South Head Lighthouse at Port Jackson in 1818/1819.

Robert WATSON was born in Northumberland, England about 1766 (First Fleet record), though his birth could have been as early as 1756 (death age record). He was an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy. It is unknown whether he had a wife or family in England. Northumberland is "The most northerly county of England. It lies next to Scotland, on the German Ocean, and is bounded by Durham and Cumberland.

Robert WATSON set sail for Australia from Portsmouth, England in May 1787, as a crew member aboard the First Fleet ship "HMS Sirius" It appears that during the voyage he was to become Quartermaster. A Quartermaster's duties included attending to the shp's compass, signals and navigational apparatuses.

In the book 'The Founders of Australia' a Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet written by Mollie GILLEN it states :
WATSON, Robert (c.1777-1819) joined 'Sirius' on 20 December 1786, able seaman aged 20 from Northumberland. Stranded at Norfolk Island after Sirius was wrecked in March 1790, he returned to Port Jackson by 'Supply' in February 1791 and went back to the island by the same ship in March 1791 to become a settler. He received a 60 acre grant in April at Cascade Run and was selling provisions to government by May 1792. Watson left Norfolk Island in March 1793 by 'Kitty', planning to settle some private business at Port Jackson and return to Norfolk Island by the same ship, but in September that year he went on the colonial vessel 'Francis' remaining with her until she was wrecked in 1805. He sold his Norfolk Island land to George Legg (qv) who resold it almost at once to Lieutenant Edward Abbott of the NSW Corps. In October 1816, while harbourmaster, Watson was convicted of stealing a piece of canvas....Superintentdent of the New South Head Lighthouse at Port Jackson, having in the years since 1805 served as dockyard boatswain, senior pilot and harbourmaster. During the evacuation of Norfolk Island early in 1814 Watson piloted 'Kangaroo'. In 1819 he requested leave for health reasons, and died, aged 53 on 1 November at The Rocks, Sydney. He was buried on the 3rd, his death reported in the Hobart Town Gazette".

Robert arrived as a Royal Navy Quartermaster aboard "HMS Sirius" with The First Fleet. In 1804 he was promised 50 acres of land by Governor King - apparently the grant was not formalised. Robert was the 1st Lighthouse-Keeper of Macquarie Lighthouse at Watsons Bay, which was first illuminated on 30th November 1818. He died one year after his appointment. Robert was a signal man from 1791 to 1811. In 1800 he was in charge of battery on the east point of the Cove (Dawes Point?).
Observatory Hill in Sydney is in Watson Road (possibly named after Robert? This needs to be investigated further)

The Mitchell Library Manuscripts Card Index for Robert WATSON states Robert settled on Norfolk Island on 16 May 1791 and departed 7 Mar 1793. Source : Norfolk Island Victuallers Book. p.169 (Ref A1958) and in Mar 1793 he received permission to visit Port Jackson and sold his land on Norfolk Island in Jun 1793.

A memorial seat was placed in his honour in 1929 at the north west end of Robertson Park, Watsons Bay.

Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol.2 (1788-1850) Page 575 (Editor Douglas PIKE).
WATSON, Robert (1756-1819), harbourmaster, arrived with the First Fleet as quartermaster of H.M.S. Sirius, and was still serving in that capacity when the ship was wrecked at Norfolk Island in 1790. Next year he obtained and cultivated a grant of sixty acres on the island. This farm he sold in 1793 when he became mate of the schooner 'Francis', retaining that post until 1805 when the ship was wrecked of Newcastle. Meanwhile in 1801 Governor King had granted him land at South Head, Sydney, and there he settled, later becoming boatswain of the dockyard. In April 1811 soon after the South Head Road was completed Governor Macquarie visited Watson's Bay, as the site of the grant had come to be called. He followed up the visit by appointing Watson senior pilot and, two years later, harbourmaster. Watson's new stone house with outbuildings and a strong wall was finished about the time of Macquarie's visit and the governor later granted him a free licence to sell spirits there. For his services in piloting the 'Kangaroo' in January-March 1814 during the evacuation of Norfolk Island, he was given a gratituity of 20 pounds by order of the governor. Soon afterwards he resigned post of pilot, but retained the appointments of harbourmaster and boatswain of the dockyard until he was dismissed in November 1816 on a charge of stealing canvas. The offence was not viewed severly for long, for when the South Head Lighthouse was finished Watson was installed as its first superintendent in November 1818, on the same salary that he had received as harbourmaster (50 pounds). At the end of October 1819 he requested temporary leave on account of illness, and died at his house on The Rocks, Sydney, on 1 November. He was buried in the Sandhills Cemetery, from where his remains were removed in 1901 to La Perouse. There appears to be no record of the identity of Watson's wife, but two sons and a daughter where with him in Sydney. In 1929 a stone seat bearing the following inaccurate inscription was erected in Robertson Park, Watson's Bay :
"To commemorate Robert Watson after whom this Bay is named Quartermaster of H.M.S.Sirius 1786-1790 Signal -Man South Head 1791-1811 Pilot and Harbour Master 1811-1816 Superintendent of Macquarie Lighthouse 1818 Died 1st November 1819'.
References : F.J.Bayldon, 'History of the pilotage service of Port Jackson' JRAHS, 20 (1934); Sydney Gazette 5 Oct, 2 Nov 1816, 6 Nov 1819; J.Watson to G.Frankland, Feb 1830 (ML); L.Macquarie to D.Wentworth 4 Nov 1811, 18 Apr 1814 (RAHS Lib, Sydney). E.J. LEA-SCARLETT

A copy of a Portrait of Robert Watson published by Graeme Andrews is held in the Sydney City Library Reference Section (Reference : 994.41 PORT).

His service was held at St.Phillips Church and The Sydney Gazette reported his death "Monday, at his house on the Rocks. Many years Pilot and Harbour Master". He was buried in the Sandhills Cemetery on 3 Novemember 1818and his remains later moved to Bunnerong Cemetery in 1901, with the following inscription being recorded "Mr.Robert WATSON died 1 November 1818, aged 63 years, also Edward WATSON, died 19 February 1820, aged 31 years".

It is not known whom Robert WATSON married, or if indeed he was married to the mother of his children, however it is possible she was the convict Sarah DORSET who arrived on the 'Lady Juliana' in 1790. Robert was known to have had four children, Edward born about 1789, Rebecca (1791) our direct ancestor who married Robert MURRAY, and sons John (see end of chapter) and Robert.

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~ausnavy/descend_w.htm
Royal Navy Settlers
Robert Watson was quarter master and sail maker on HMS Sirius and is reputed to have been one of the first to set foot on Australian soil. He settled on Norfolk Island in 1790 but returned to Sydney Cove in 1793. In 1805, Watson settled on his land grant at South Head of Sydney harbour which became known as Watsons's Bay. He built a storehouse, was made a boatswain of the dockyard and in 1811 was appointed senior pilot and two years later became harbour master.. In 1816 he was dismissed for stealing canvas but appointed superintendant of the south head light house inNovember 1818. He died on 1 November 1819 possibly survived by two sons and a daughter

http://shhs.1earth.net/kla/compstud/Assig/FirstFleetData.html
1 Robert Watson None Seaman Male H.M.S. Sirius 21 English Norfolk Island 1790 to 1793.

His son Edward WATSON married Elizabeth PAWLEY at St. Phillips on 29 Jun 1811, she being born in the Colony 24/3/1795, and dying in 1836. She was the daughter of John PAWLEY (b. 1779 - Middlesex, Eng) and Hannah MURPHY (b.1769 - Brussells, Belgium). Edward and Elizabeth had one known son, Edward Jnr, born about 1818. Edward WATSON was to die on 19 Feb 1820 (These details obtained from the book, 'First Fleet Familes of Australia'). After Edward's death (Ref: 1820 320 8 and 1820 4772 2B), Elizabeth remarried John MARSHALL in 1822, having one known daughter, Ann b.1822.

State Records of NSW Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825 http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
WATSON, Edward. Master, "Estramina", "Lady Nelson" and "Hawkesbury Packet"; son of Robert Watson

State Library of NSW PICMAN database Picture & Manuscript search reveals "D'Arcy Wentworth - letters received (2) in 1811 and 1814 from Governor Lachlan Macquarie concerning the harbourmaster, Robert WATSON. (Ref : Original MLMSS 6078)

State Records of NSW Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825 http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
WATSON, Robert. Boatswain, Pilot and Harbour Master; Superintendent of Macquarie Lighthouse
Came free as Quartermaster of the "Sirius" in 1788; appointed Boatswain of the Dockyard, Pilot and Harbour Master of Port Jackson in 1811; resigned as Pilot in 1814 and dismissed as Boatswain and Harbour Master in 1816 for stealing canvas; Superintendent of Macquarie (South Head) Lighthouse from November 1818 to October 1819; died 1 November 1819. Watson's Bay, the site of his land grant, was named after him.

1792 Jan 3-1797 May 1
On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 pp.2, 24, 74)

1800 - In charge of battery on the east point of the Cove (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.53)
1810 Apr 6 - Juror at inquest on Henry Giddes (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.219-20)

1811 May 30
To assist his son Edward, newly appointed Master of the "Estramina", on his first voyage to Newcastle (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.13)

1811 Aug 17
Appointed Boatswain of the Dock Yard at Sydney and Harbour Master of Port Jackson (Reel 6038, SZ758 p.225; Reel 6002, 4/3491 p.49)

1812 Apr 18-1814 Aug 6 - His salary as Harbour Master paid from Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.291, 400, 517)

1814 Jan 28
To accompany John Martin on "Kangaroo" to assist in navigation of Norfolk Island waters for evacuation of the settlement (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.159)

1814 Jan 28 - To William Hutchinson re despatch of "Kangaroo" to evacuate Norfolk Island (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.24-6)
1814 Apr 30 - Paid from Police Fund for piloting "Kangaroo" from Norfolk Island (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.488)
1814 Sep 24 - Circular re survey and inventory of sails of "Estramina" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.315)
1814 Oct - Called as witness in the matter of the ship "Surry"; in the Vice Admiralty Court (Reel 6040; 9/2735 p.31)
1814 Oct 1 - To Joseph Ross re survey of "Estramina" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.326)
1814 Oct 10 - Required to appear as a witness in the Vice Admiralty Court (Reel 6044; 4/1731 p.47)
1814 Oct 11- Testimony in the case brought against the "Surry" (Reel 6044; 4/1731 pp.67-70)
1814 Dec 10 - Robert Murray appointed Pilot for Port Jackson in place of Watson (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.18)

1815 Jan 28-1817 Apr 30
His salary as Harbour Master paid from Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.34, 95, 124, 155, 180, 201, 240, 348)

1815 Apr 7 - Re appointment to survey damaged rigging on "Estramina" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.13)
1815 Jun 3,9 - Re appointment to committee to survey bread on "Emu" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.86-8)
1815 Aug 16 - Re Committee of Survey on damage to "Estramina" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.143)
1815 Aug 24 - To Cossar and Ross re survey and inventory of Government Sail Room (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.149)
1815 Aug 24 - Re weekly returns of stores and expenditure (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.148)
1815 Oct 23 - Re windsails per "Emu" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.239-41)
1815 Dec 28 - Re committee to survey provisions and sails of "Emu" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.295-6)

1816 Jan 1
On list of persons holding civil and military employments in New South Wales & its dependencies; as Harbour Master (Reel 6045; 4/1734 p.10)

1816 Jan 16 - On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1816; at North Harbour (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.28)
1816 Feb 6 - Re committee to survey cable and fore topsail of "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.343)
1816 Feb 12 - Re survey of provisions and stores on "Kangaroo" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.356-7)
1816 Feb 13 - Survey and report on provisions on "Kangaroo" (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.32-3)

1816 Jul 16, Aug 15
Re his suspension as Boatswain & Harbour Master as criminal charges had been laid against him for embezzlement of Government stores; his duties to be handed over to William Cosar, Master Builder (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.33, 34, 101)
(He was given a 3 yer jail sentence but granted an Absolute Pardon by Governor Macquarie less than two weeks later because of his 'former good character'.

1816 Oct 7 - Request by W H Hovell for position of Harbour Master to succeed Robert Watson (Reel 6045; 4/1735 p.153)
1818 Nov 28 - Appointed Superintendent and Keeper of Light at Macquarie Tower (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.524)

1819 Jun 10, Aug 24
Salary as Superintendent, Macquarie Tower paid from the Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.59, 89)

1819 Oct 28
Unable through indisposition to fulfil his responsibilities as Superintendent of Macquarie Tower and requesting that Mr Murray, Pilot, be allowed to do so (Reel 6020; 2/8130 p.407)

1819 Nov 12 -
Henry Cote appointed to succeed Watson as Keeper of Lighthouse, Macquarie Tower (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.118)

1821 Oct 26-
Memorial of his children, John Watson and Rebecca Murray, for land at South Head (Fiche 3040; 4/1827 No.145)

WATSON, John. Born in the Colony; son of Robert Watson, former Pilot and Harbour Master; former seaman
1821 Oct 26 Memorial for land at South Head (Fiche 3040; 4/1827 No.145)
1824 Jun 8 Memorial for land at Broken Bay (Fiche 3116; 4/1840A No.1032 pp.155-8)
1824 Jun 23 On list of lands granted and reserved by Sir Thomas Brisbane (Fiche 3269; 9/2740 p.31)

191. possibly Sarah DORSET was born about 1765 in possibly London, England. She died 1 on 11 Mar 1838 in Kincumber (Brisbane Water) NSW. She was buried 2 on 13 Mar 1838 in District Burial Ground at the extremity of Point Frederick on the Broadwater. possibly immigrated on 3 Jun 1790 to Sydney as a convict on the ship'Lady Juliana'. She resided 3 in 1822 in Cockle Bay. She resided in Nov 1829 in with son, James at Cockle Creek, Brisbane Water. She was employed 4 as Housekeeper to John WOODWARD in 1806. She was employed 5 as Employed by John DIXON in 1827. She was employed 6 as "settlers' wife" aged 73yrs at time of death on 13 Mar 1838.

V18383269 22/1838 WOODWARD SARAH AGE 73

Sarah DORSET is possibly the mother of our ancestor Rebecca WATSON. Rebecca's father Robert Watson was on Norfolk Island the same time as Sarah Dorset. Rebecca's only daughter was named Sarah - after Sarah Dorset? In 1827 Sarah Dorset was charged with Stealing (after the death of her husband John WOODWARD in 1825). It was noted that she had been found begging door to door. She gave her age as 72. She pleaded "intoxication".

The Mitchell Library Manuscripts Card Index for Sarah DORSET states she arrived Norfolk Island on 7 Aug 1790. Source : Norfolk Island Victuallers Book. p.5b (Ref A1958). Departed per "Francis". Benevolent Society Minutes Books state Sarah WATSON admitted aged 57 (or 67) years, admitted on 3 Nov 1824, time in colony 35 years, Ticket of Leave 28 years
(ca 1796), Nature of Infirmity : bad leg. Had leave on 7 Sep 1825.

The 1828 Census has Sarah Watson 73 old of "Lady Juliana" living in Benevolent Asylum. There was no Sarah Watson on that voyage, and although there were 22 Sarah's on the "Lady Juliana", there is no record of any marrying a Watson. The asylum would be a likely place to be for a woman who was begging the previous year. The age also went up 1 year too. Did she give the name Watson as it was a well known name in the Colony? Did John Watson admit her indicating it was his mother? In 1829 Sarah Dorset was described as an aged helpless mother who was now living with another son, James Woodward, in Brisbane Water. Did he do this to get her out of the Benevolent Asylum? Perhaps Robert Watson and Sarah Dorset were an item on Norfolk Island. He fathered Rebecca Watson. They returned to Sydney where she had John Watson abt 1797. Things weren't going too good, and Robert took the 3 children and raised them as his, while Sarah paired up with John Woodward, and had a family to him. When Woodward died in 1825, she had nobody and became a beggar, then later ended up moving in with her son James Woodward, until she died in 1838. The length of the voyage of "L J". Its was 11 months July 1789 to June 1790, which fits in with Sarah Dorset falling pregnant during the trip.

"The Floating Brothel" by Sian Rees : Pages 49-50, 67, 74-5, 108, 215, 220-2, 225-30
Page 67 "Sarah DORSET, whose petition for mercy had been turned down by James ADAIR in July 1788."
Page 221/2- 31 Jul 1790 150 'Lady Juliana' women and their children left Sydney Cove on 'Surprize' for Norfolk Island..There was a clutch of 'Lady Juliana' wives; Sarah DORSET and baby Edward...
Page 226 : Aug 1790 "Sarah DORSET and the others arrived (Norfolk Island) on board the 'Surprize'.
Page 224 "Powell, who had left his own Sarah and her baby back in the colony.
Page 229 : "Sarah DORSET herself came back from Norfolk Island in 1794 with two children but no husband...We know what she had done by about 1800 - she had settled with a Sydney butcher by whom she had three more children - but not what happened in the intervening years."

Extract from Page 44 of "The Crimes of the Lady Juliana Convicts 1790"
"At Sydney on 13 Jun 1790, the son of Edward POWELL, a sailor, and of Sarah DORSET, a convict, was christened Edward Dorset POWELL".

'The Life & Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner'. Published Edinburgh & London 1822. Pages 114-5.
'Sydney Cove 1789-90' by J. Cobley. Published Sydney 1953) Page 214.

Les advised : Sarah Dorset/Woodward not listed in the 1828 Census. She was not living with Robert Henderson and Sarah Murray and neither spellings in the Census.

Sally WRIGHT advised : My husband is a direct descendant of Sarah Dorset and John Woodward. Sarah was a convict on the Lady Juliana. Sarah did not marry Edward Powell but had a son with him christened Edward Dorset Powell on arrival in Sydney 23 June 1790. 8 weeks later Sarah and child were sent to Norfolk Island. In Dec 1792 Sarah had a daughter Rebecca - father unknown.

Edward Powell returned to Australia on the Bellona in Jan 1793 and married Elizabeth Fish a passenger on that ship. Their first daughter they named Sarah and their first son they named Edward. In Feb 1794 Sarah Dorset, Edward Dorset Powell and Rebecca returned to Sydney and she should have been "free by servitude". I don't know what happened next until 1806 Muster when she was living with John Woodward and there was no mention of Edward or Rebecca. She was listed as housekeeper for him.

They had 4 children together James 1803, Jane 1805 & George 1807and Thomas 1808. John Woodward (also an ex convict) had a wife and child still in England. We do not believe that they married. John died in 1825 and Sarah died in 1838 in Kincumber and was buried as Sarah Woodward. My husband is descended from James.

We don't know what became of Rebecca but we think that Edward Dorsett Powell (13yrs) was apprenticed to Captain Robert Rhodes in 1803 on the "Alexander" - a whaling ship. In 1806 there is an Edward Powell sealing in the Bass Strait but we really don't know if that was him. There is also an Edward Powell buried in 1858 aged 65 in Braidwood NSW.

Sarah died at Kincumber 11th March 1838. She was buried as Sarah Woodward. The burial took place on 13 March 1838. Age at death is shown as 73 years. The burial ceremony was performed by Edward Rogers who was the first permanent Church of England chaplain in the Gosford area. Sarah's profession was listed as "settlers' wife". Her burial is registered as the 1st burial in the St Paul's Anglican Church records. Sarah was the first person buried in the "District Burial Ground at the extremity of Point Frederick on the Broadwater. St Paul's was yet to be built but it is believed that she is buried in an unmarked grave there.

Sharon HOYER advised :
Edward Powell and Sarah Dorset's son was Edward Dorset Powell baptised on arrival in Sydney 13 June 1790 , Edward returned to England. The colonial secretary's papers mentions Robert Watson had a son Edward , it appears he died 1820 age 31 years therefore born circa 1789, which fits in with the birth of Sarah Dorset's Edward. Edward is buried with Robert.
It is probable Edward is the son Edward Powell and Sarah Dorset but he used the surname Watson. Edward Powell remarried on his return to NSW on the Bellona and had a son with wife Elizabeth Fish called Edward born 1798.

Could this be the scenario?

1) Edward Watson was the son of Sarah Dorset and Edward Powell Snr, but reared as Robert Watson's son?
Then we have this other theory about Edward Powell chasing seals in Bass Strait!
2) Rebecca Watson was the daughter of Sarah Dorset, born on Norfolk Island, father not known. Father in fact Robert Watson who was on Norfolk Island at the time.
3) John Watson son of Robert Watson, mother unknown, but could have been Sarah Dorset?

Regarding Sarah Watson appearing in the 1828 Census arriving on the "Lady Juliana" ("L J") - It had her listed as "Mary Dorset". Mary Dorset was the co-offender with Sarah Dorset who was acquitted of the original crime. It was likely a mistake by the man writing down the original passenger list? regaring Sarah Watson being a convict on "L J", Les couldn't find her name on any site, though he did find an Elizabeth and an Eleanor Watson on the " L J". Sarah Watson of the Census might be a married name, so he went through every Sarah on the "L J" (22 old them), and checked the BDM's for marriages of a bride of "Sarah" to a groom of "Watson" from 1788 to 1829, to see if the Sarah surname was the same as one of the 22 aboard the "L J". There wasn't one marriage record of a Sarah to a Watson in that period. So the Sarah Watson in the Census could be anybody.

I have copies of two photos. Clarissa Rebecca Murray, grand daughter of Robert Murray before he married Rebecca Watson . Photo of Sarah Jane Jarvis. The caption under her photo reads "father John Watson. Mother unknown" then there is an "OR". I don't know who the "OR" was, as it was also cut from the document I received. Two stories by Elizabeth Moustaka, grand daughter of Sarah Jane JARVIS talk about granny Sarah Jane Jarvis looking like a Watson, and a family "story" that granny Sarah was descended from the Watson line. They talk about a bloke called Samuel Shannon who reckons he knew John Watson, and that Sarah Jane was entitled to a Watson inheritance.

SARAH DORSETT, MARY DORSETT, theft: simple grand larceny, 24 Oct 1787.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17871024-73
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/html_units/1780s/t17871024-73.html
Trial Summary: Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny, Punishment Type: transportation, Verdict: Guilty, Not Guilty,
Original Text:
885. SARAH DORSETT and MARY DORSETT were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of October, one man's cloth coat, value 20 s. the property of Andrew Davidson.
ANDREW DAVIDSON sworn.
On the 4th of October between three and four in the afternoon, my coat was hanging in the parlour; the prisoners came in to eat their dinner, and called for a pint of beer; I went out for about half an hour; when I came back, I saw the coat was gone.
ANN DAVIDSON sworn.
These girls came in and called for a pint of beer; I left them in the parlour; they paid for the beer and was going out; I missed the coat, and stopped them at the door, and saw the coat under Sarah's cloak; the other was at the parlour door; she said, it was her husband's.
WILLIAM POWELL sworn.
I am servant to Mr. Davidson; I saw them come in between three and four, and saw the coat under Sarah's arm.
PRISONER SARAH's DEFENCE.
I was in the house and had a pint of beer; the coat fell from the settle on my arm, and the gentlewoman had me taken up.
MARY DORSETT's DEFENCE.
I know nothing of the matter.
SARAH DORSET, GUILTY.
Transported for seven years.
MARY DORSET, NOT GUILTY.
Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER

THE CONVICT SHIPS By Charles Bateson
Chapter Eight The Lady Juliana
http://www.geocities.com/aus_hoddy/lady_juliana.doc
Cast in somewhat similar mould was "young and pretty" Sarah Dorset, but her story, if Nicol is to be believed, had a far happier ending. She had been deserted by her lover and forced by want upon the streets. Her parents, "decent-looking people ", visited her before she sailed, and on the voyage one of the crew, William Power, fell in love with her. He returned to New South Wales when she had served her sentence, married her, and took her back to England.

However, Les advised this information about Sarah Dorset and Power/Powell is also contained in notes he has and someone(?) has pencilled in over that information indicating it wasn't true, and that Dorset remained in Australia. Therefore were there 2 Sarah Dorset's or one?

Possible connection to : REBECCA WATSON OR HEWETSON
Female Birth: 1750 Adult Christening: 22 AUG 1775 Allendale, Northumberland, England .Age at Adult Christening: 25
Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record. Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type: P002421 1662 - 1875 0252518, 0252519 Film 6901779

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192. Richard ASHDOWN was born about 1765 in of Otford, Kent, England. He married Frances , possibly BOTTEN on 23 Aug 1789 in Sevenoaks, Kent Co., England.

Possible parent of our ancestor John (being first born child to this couple and christened in Otford on 14 Mar 1790). Richard ASHDOWN & Frances BOTTEN married in Sevenoaks on 23 Aug 1789 and are known to have had the following children, all christened in Sevenoaks, Kent : Avis ASHDOWN christened 30 Oct 1791; William ASHDOWN christened 22 Dec 1793; Henry ASHDOWN christened 10 Jul 1796; Elizabeth ASHDOWN christened 1 Sep 1799 ; Hannah ASHDOWN christened 8 Feb 1801; James ASHDOWN christened 30 Oct 1803 ; George ASHDOWN christened 10 May 1807 died: Tollgate, Pratts Bottom, Kent, England and Thomas ASHDOWN christened 20 Feb 1809.

Poor Law Records of Mid Kent at http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rogers/Parish_Records.html
KENT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY PUBLICATION CD-ROM 11
POOR LAW RECORDS for Mid-KENT. Transcripts of Settlement Certificates, Bastardy Bonds,
Removal & Settlement Examinations : Richard Ashdown, from Sevenoaks to Wrotham. 25 Nov 1820

See Ann DALTON post on http://genforum.genealogy.com/ashdown/messages/129.html (new email address on file)
Re: James Ashdown - Kent, ENGLAND, Mary Posted by: Ann Dalton Date: June 18, 2001
In Reply to: Re: James Ashdown - Kent, ENGLAND, Mary by ASHDOWN, MARY, Mrs. Exeter of 272
I noted Ightham in your post of Mary Ashdown and William Exeter. Selina Tibbs, widow of George Ashdown (she remarried: Charles Mann) inherited an Inn in Igtham. I wonder if Mary and George were cousins. George Ashdown born of Sevenoaks, died (between 1851-61) in the Toll gate house at Pratts Bottom, Chelsfield. His father: Richard Ashdown and Francis Botten
(of Otford), according to family history Ashdowns were in the same house for a couple of hundred years. Which house - Chelsfield, Sevenoaks or Igtham?

Ann Dalton advised in Mar 2005 " I am researching Richard ASHDOWN unknown birthdate/christening date. Frances BOTTEN b.30 Nov 1766 Pembury. I just recently I have found quite a lot on the BOTTEN/GILES families who were the parents of Frances. I am descended from George ASHDOWN b. 29 Mar 1807, ch. 10 May 1807 Sevenoaks"

Possible connection to Harriet ASHDOWN birth 2 Jan 1843, NSW (Father: George ASHDOWN birth 1814. Death 14 Oct 1885, Sydney (NSW). Immigration about 1843. Occupations Labourer & Bottler. Married Jane CANNON in England in 1839).
Mother: Jane CANNON . Married William LUKE on 4 Sep 1862. Children Samuel LUKE, Margaret J. LUKE, William J. LUKE,
Mary A. LUKE, George LUKE, Harriet LUKE, Hamilton LUKE and +John LUKE. Descendants of John LUKE at:
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/4733/surnames.html

Possible descendant in Household Record 1881 British Census Households: First entry likely relates to :
Henry James Ashdown Christening: 27 AUG 1826 Wrotham Parish, Kent, Father: Henry Ashdown Mother: Sarah
See Possible connection to : George Ashdown Birth: Place: Ash,Kent,England Christening: 13 Jan 1838
Place: Ash by Wrotham,Kent,England Father: Henry Ashdown Mother: Sarah Marriage(s): Spouse: Elizabeth Lambkin
Marriage: 14 Sep 1862 Place: St Mary,Chatham,Kent,England
Submitter: Barry FISHER of Ash Bank Stonegrave York Submission Search: 2016328-0215103063423
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Henry ASHDOWN Head M Male 54 Wrotham, Kent, England Ag Lab
Fanny ASHDOWN Wife M Female 44 Wrotham, Kent, England
Mary ASHDOWN Daur Female 13 Wrotham, Kent, England Scholar
Walter ASHDOWN Son Male 11 Wrotham, Kent, England Scholar
Edward ASHDOWN Son Male 9 Wrotham, Kent, England Scholar
Arthur ASHDOWN Son Male 7 Wrotham, Kent, England Scholar
Herbert ASHDOWN Son Male 5 Wrotham, Kent, England Scholar
Harriett ASHDOWN Daur Female 3 Wrotham, Kent, England
Frederick ASHDOWN Son Male 3 m Wrotham, Kent, England
Source Information:
Dwelling Goddens (Cottage)
Census Place Wrotham, Kent, England
Family History Library Film 1341215
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0904 / 46
Page Number 38

Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Henry ASHDOWN Head M Male 50 Wrotham, Kent, England Farm Lab
Sarah ASHDOWN Wife M Female 57 Wrotham, Kent, England
James Alfred ASHDOWN Son Male 17 Wrotham, Kent, England Ag Lab
Moses ASHDOWN Son Male 12 Wrotham, Kent, England Scholar
Source Information:
Dwelling Heveham
Census Place Kemsing, Kent, England
Family History Library Film 1341215
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0905 / 51
Page Number 3

Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
James ASHDOWN Head M Male 49 West Malling, Kent, England Farm Labourer
Jane ASHDOWN Wife M Female 46 Wrotham, Kent, England
Henry ASHDOWN Son U Male 20 Wt Malling, Kent, England Farm Labourer
Source Information:
Dwelling Normans Row
Census Place West Malling, Kent, England
Family History Library Film 1341215
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0901 / 20
Page Number 34

193. Frances , possibly BOTTEN was born in 1766 in Pembury, Kent, England. Frances was baptized on 30 Nov 1766 in Pembury, Kent, England. [Parents]

FRANCES BOTTEN Female Christening: 30 NOV 1766 Pembury, Kent, England
Parents: Father: JOHN BOTTEN Mother: ANN
Form submitted by a member of the LDS Church. Source Information:
Batch Number: 5013374 ; Sheet: 25 ; Source Call No.: 1553581 Type: Film
Form submitted on Film Number: 442437; Page Number: 0010; Reference number: 83672
Form submitted on Film Number: 471029

Possible parent of our ancestor John (being first born child to this couple and christened in Otford on 14 Mar 1790). Richard ASHDOWN & Frances BOTTEN married in Sevenoaks on 23 Aug 1789 and are known to have had the following children, all christened in Sevenoaks, Kent : Avis ASHDOWN christened 30 Oct 1791; William ASHDOWN christened 22 Dec 1793; Henry ASHDOWN christened 10 Jul 1796; Elizabeth ASHDOWN christened 1 Sep 1799 ; Hannah ASHDOWN christened 8 Feb 1801; James ASHDOWN christened 30 Oct 1803 ; George ASHDOWN christened 10 May 1807 died: Tollgate, Pratts Bottom, Kent, England and Thomas ASHDOWN christened 20 Feb 1809.

Ann Dalton advised in Mar 2005 " I am researching Richard ASHDOWN unknown birthdate/christening date. Frances BOTTEN b.30 Nov 1766 Pembury. I just recently I have found quite a lot on the BOTTEN/GILES families who were the parents of Frances. I am descended from George ASHDOWN b. 29 Mar 1807, ch. 10 May 1807 Sevenoaks"

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