Charles Clark immigrated to Australia 1855 Updated August 23rd 2009
Charles Clark immigrated to Australia with his wife Elizabeth nee Tolliday and infant daughter Jane. The ship British Empire left Southhampton on 17th October 1854 and arrived at Point Henry, Geelong, Victoria on 15th January 1855.
Other Tolliday family members travelled as well. Including his mother in law Jane, sister in law Christiana, brothers in law John and William, John's wife Sarah their two little girls Fanny and Eva.
Charles was listed as being 22 years of age at the time of the voyage and his occupation was AG Labourer. His wife Elizabeth was 21 and their daughter was listed as an infant. So less the 2 years old.
He is listed as being born on 20th September 1829 in Cambridge, Cambs., Eng. He married Elizabeth Tolliday on 12th January 1853. They had nine children. His death date listed as 24 September 1892 at Scarsdale. He was buried at the Smyhthesdale Cemetery on September 26th.
Benjamin Thomas Clark is his father and Ann Leaford Shuker is his mother. The dates fit with in 2 years of dates I have for the voyage of 1854 and the area listed as St Giles, Cambridgeshire is also where the Tollidays lived.
Check the website for yourselves see what you think.
New Information on the children and their spouses-
Charles and Elizabeth had eleven children. Jane Martha 1854, Charles Benjamin 1856, William born 1858, William born 1860, Edward Joseph 1862, Elizabeth Numa 1862, Benjamin Thomas 1864, John 1866, Harry 1868, Herbert Louis 1871.
The first William died at 7 weeks of age in 1858.
Elizabeth died in April 28th 1874 at Scarsdale. She was buried at the Smythesdale Cemetery on May 1st 1974. She was only 42. She had children from 1852 to 1871.
The marriages show-
Jane married Charles Numa, Charles married Isabella Aisbett, Elizabeth married Alfred Tolliday. Benjamin married Josephine Lissant, John married Gertie May ZAITH Leith not sure?, Herbert married Mary Arkle.
Charles married Ann Powell in 1892. He wouldn't have been married long as his death date is listed as September 24th 1892. He had just turned 63.
No details on Ann Powell as yet.