Fred,  2nd child and 2nd son of William and Anne CAWTHORN, was born 19 October 1860 in Upwell, Cambs.

        He married Mary Jane PHILLIPS, daughter of Henry WEST & Jane PHILLIPS, at the Parish Church, 
        Fridaybridge, nr Wisbech, Cambs on 25 October 1882.

        Fred and Mary Jane's children are:
Ethel Ann born Dec 1883 baptised when? where?
Fred born 4 September 1885 baptised 28 December 1885 Manea Circuit Methodist Chapel
probably by his grandfather at Three Holes
Leslie John born 24 July 1890 baptised 15 Jan 1893 Christchurch Parish Church
Hilda Evelyn born abt 1900 baptised ?
Clive born 31 March 1903 baptised ?
On the 1891 U.K. Census,, Fred, Mary Jane and their young family are living along the 16ft Bank at Christchurch - not far from Tansley BERRY at "The Crown":
Fred CAWTHORN Head Age 30 Agricultural Labourer bn Norfolk, Upwell
Mary J. CAWTHORN Wife Age 29 bn Cambs, Elm.
Ethel A. Daur. Age 7 Scholar bn Norfolk, Upwell
Fred Son Age 5 Scholar bn Norfolk, Upwell
Leslie J. Son Age 8m Scholar bn Cambs, Upwell
Elizabeth WEST Visitor [Single] Age 20 Licensed Husker bn Norfolk, Banham

Elizabeth WEST is Mary Jane's younger sister. August 2002 - By the 1901 U.K. Census, Fred & Mary Jane have moved to Chatteris, where Fred owned a flour mill. Delve Mill, Chatteris c.1911 [20KB] Thanks to Jon who ran the Chatteris genealogy website, a picture has been located of the mill at Delve. 1901 - RG13/1548 Folio 26 Page 10 Schedule 71 - Delve, Chatteris

Fred CAWTHORN Head Age 40 Miller [Corn] On Own Account bn Norfolk, Upwell, Lots Bridge
Mary Jane CAWTHORN Wife Age 39 bn Cambs, Elm, wisbech
Ethel Ann CAWTHORN Daughter Age 17 . bn Cambs, Elm, wisbech
Fred CAWTHORN Son Age 15 Miller's Son bn Norfolk, Upwell
Leslie J. Son Age 10 bn Norfolk, Upwell
Hilda Eveline CAWTHORN Daughter Age 1 bn Norfolk, Upwell

BUT in 1911, Fred & Mary Jane, all their children, married and unmarried, packed their bags and emigrated to Melbourne, Australia! June 2002 - They travelled out with the P & O Line, on the "S.S. Geelong" These details are from from Maureen via the OzShips Mailing List. The date is the arrival date in South Australia so add a few more days for Melbourne:

Surname Given Names Title Sex Age Occupation Nationality Embark Disembark Arrival Date in S.A. Ship No.
CAWTHORN F[red] Mr Male 48 Farmer English London Melbourne 15 April 1911 303
CAWTHORN F[red], Jnr Mr Male 26 Farmer English London Melbourne 15 April 1911 303
CAWTHORN L[eslie John] Mr Male 20 Farmer English London Melbourne 15 April 1911 303
CAWTHORN M[ary Jane] Mrs Female 46 Wife English London Melbourne 15 April 1911 303
CAWTHORN H[ilda] . Female 11 . English London Melbourne 15 April 1911 303
CAWTHORN C[live] . Male 7 . English London Melbourne 15 April 1911 303
N.B. I have added full names in brackets. Fred & Mary Jane's married daughter, Ethel Ann MORRIS, with her husband and children also emigrated to Australia soon afterwards in late 1912. Fred [Jnr]'s wife, Louisa and children, Guy & Neil, sailed out on the "Port Macquarie", arriving in April 1914. I have just found that a Fred CAWTHORN was landlord of the "Three Tuns" Public House in the village of Doddington, which isn't far from Chatteris - but this was in 1912. Fred died 11 February 1946 in Sale, Victoria, Australia. Mary Jane died 7 July 1950, also in Sale, Victoria, Australia. My everlasting thanks to David Collyer in Ballarat who, in March 2000 found the above details in the On-line Victoria Death Indexes. As Fred's Death Registration also gave the names of his parents - William CAWTHORN & Anne TROWER - my first real breakthrough in trying to prove the link between Beth and myself.
Fred's Siblings: ......................... Fred & Mary Janes's children:
William Matthew Ethel Ann
Rebecca Fred
Leslie John
Hilda Evelyn
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This page created 30 April 2002 and amended/updated 20:27 15/02/2020