From Sussex England

John Tilley 1755

Generation No. 1

JOHN1 TILLEY was born about 1755 in Sussex, England, and died in England. He married CHARLOTTE BOXALL on 24th July 1781 in Lodsworth England. She was born 1755 in Sussex, and died in England.

 John & Charlotte Tilley Family

1.  WILLIAM TILLEY, b. Abt. 1783, Lodsworth Sussex England.

2. JOHN TILLEY, b. Abt. 1785, Lodsworth Sussex England.

3. EDWARD JAMES TILLEY, b. 1793, Lodsworth Sussex England; d. 08 May 1831, Dentrecasteaux Channel Hobart Tasmania.

Generation No. 2

 Edward James Tilley 1793

Convict Transported to Tasmania


EDWARD JAMES2 TILLEY (JOHN1) was born 1793 in Lodsworth Sussex England, and died 08 May 1831 in Dentrecasteaux Channel Hobart Tasmania. He married ELIZABETH ANN NORMAN 27 Jan 1812 in Stepney London England, daughter of GEORGE NORMAN and ELIZABETH KING. She was Baptised 25th August 1790 in Stepney London England.

Edward Tilley was convicted of theft in England and sentenced to 7years transportation to be served in Tasmania Australia. He arrived Tasmania aboard the ship "Chapman" in 1824. Also on board the Chapman was a John Tilley from the same place possibly a relative.

Elizabeth followed Edward to Tasmania with her then 4 children. They arrived in Tasmania aboard the ship "Borneo" on 8th Oct 1828.


 Edward & Elizabeth Tilley Family

1. CHARLOTTE AMELIA TILLEY, was born about 1821, Lordsworth Sussex England. She came to Tasmania with her mother and siblings aboard the ship "Borneo". She died at  Baldwyn Victoria Australia in 1911, aged 88years and is buried at Kew cemetery. She married at the very young age of 14years (1) HERBERT SPENCER, on 3rd Aug 1845, Tasmania; marriage (2) HENRY MAKER, on the 6th March 1849, Hobart, Tasmania, (3) marriage to WILLIAM WINTLE 21st September 1857Castlemaine Victoria.

Henry was born about 1797; died. 23rd  Jan 1856, aged 61years at Hobart, Tasmania. Henry arrived as a free single man in Tasmania 15th August 1833 aboard ship "Mary Ann" (See Link "Back" to Maker Family)

2. ELIZA TILLEY, born. 1813, Stepney London England; m . ROBERT WILLIAM KELLY WOOD, 1929, Hobart Tasmania.

3. CHARLES EDWARD TILLEY, b. 1816, Lodsworth Sussex England; d. 1887, Launceston Tasmania; m. SARAH MCLEAN, 1847, Melbourne

4. BETSY TILLEY, b. 1818, Lodsworth Sussex England.

5. GEORGE TILLEY, b. 1823, Lodsworth Sussex England; m. MARTHA WIGGINS, 1845, Hobart Tasmania.

6. WILLIAM JAMES TILLEY, b. 1829, Hobart Tasmania; m. ANN ABIGAIL MARTIN, 1853, Hobart Tasmania.

7. ROSANNA MARY TILLEY, b. 1834, Hobart Tasmania; m. WILLIAM LEMEUL DOMERY, 1853, Hobart Tasmania.