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Cave Family, Stoke-sub-Hamden, Somerset to Adelaide 1848-9

Article by chrissiecruiser

Hi All,

My biggest brick wall is that there are no records available through National Library of Australia , the State Library of South Australia or passenger lists, however the State Library seems to think that the family came out on a privately on a chartered/shared vessel as Charles Cave was a yoeman farmer and was Charles Cave Esq.

He sailed here with 9 of his children, the 10th arriving later, just prior to his sister's wedding. It seems a puzzle to me that this entire family have disappeared??

Anyone have any hints for me please?


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by SilverVixen on 2012-03-14 04:00:16

There are only 2 "Charles Cave" listed in the 1841 census in Somersetshire. One is aged 29 and seems to be single the other in 1 of Triplets living with his parents and 11 siblings including his other 2 triplets. They lived at Galhampton Hill, Castle Cary, Somersetshire. The father Henry is a 40 year old Agricultural Labourer, his wife Mary is 45; the children are Annabella 20, Charles, Henry & Mary all 15, Thomas 13, Maria 12, Lucy 10, Twins John & Diliritha aged 7, Alfred 3 James 1 and William 0 (1 month).

by chrissiecruiser on 2012-03-14 05:30:36

My Charles Cave, according to the 1841 census, and his family lived on Lower or North St, Stoke under Ham. The hundred was Tintinhull, Reg dist: Yeovil.
He was listed there as a yoeman, born in the county, age 50.
I have quite a bit about him on Ancestry...Williams Family Tree, a public tree.
He was baptised on 5/8/1789, Pitney, Somerset and married Susanah Darby.
He leased quite a large parcel of land attached to and surrounding "The Priory".
When he ceased farming in 1847, William Darby (his brother-in-law)took over the lease until at least 1875.
I presume he organised his household then, before sailing to Australia. There were several houses on the property where he may have stayed until emigrating.

by janilye on 2012-03-14 06:38:40

South Australian Register Wednesday 5 November 1851
MARRIED.On Tuesday, 4th November, at St John's Church, by the Rev. T. P. Wilson, Joseph, eldest son of John Howard, Esq., merchant, late of Leeds, Yorkshire, to Martha, fifth daughter of the late Charles Cave, Esq., Stoke Parsonage, Somersetshire.

by chrissiecruiser on 2012-03-14 06:53:42

Yes, Charles arrived here in Adelaide, South Australia and is listed as being a farmer at Sturt and King William St, however he passed away on 25 January 1850, the year before Martha's wedding.

by janilye on 2012-03-14 06:54:11

I can't see any immigration either. Had to have been after 1847 and before his death in January 1850. I'll have a good look tonight.

by chrissiecruiser on 2012-03-14 06:56:23

I was wondering if there is any way one can look up emigration from Somerset/England from that end?

by chrissiecruiser on 2012-03-14 06:57:54

Thanks janilye, off to bed for me, I have to get up very early!!!!

by tonkin on 2012-03-14 15:00:39

Charles CAVE died 26 January 1850, near Adelaide, aged 60 years.

Susannah CAVE died 20 December 1862, Adelaide, aged 62 years.
Deceased husband named as Charles CAVE.

Susan CAVE, aged 19 years, and William CLARK, aged 24 years, were married in St George's Church, Gawler, on the 19 November 1856.
Susan's father was named as Charles CAVE.

There were a few CAVE marriages in South Australia in the early years but I don't know if they were connected. Need names to work with.

by chrissiecruiser on 2012-03-14 20:14:32

Hi tonkin,

This was the second Susan in the family, the first died in Martock, age 13,on 14 Mar 1837 and so she was named after her sister in 1838.

I have this info on my tree, it's really the getting here which stumps me!

I read that many Somerset residents travelled to South Australia, would there have been a register of some sort?

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