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Descendants of Stephen PILCHER of Wellington, New Zealand buried in BENDIGO Cemeteries Trust, Australia

Journal by ngairedith

Stephen Pilcher was born 24th April 1794 in Wychling, Kent.
He married Ann McPharlane and they had 5 children:

*George Pilcher b.1820 Kent -d.1891 in Napier, New Zealand - married Eleanor Harris and had 12 children
*Susan Pilcher b.1823 in Kent married George Cleggett
*Ann Pilcher b.1826-d.1839 buried in England
*John George Pilcher b.1829 in Kent -d.1895 in Naenae, New Zeaand - married Ellen Peck and had 13 children. Also married Lillian Booth and had 2 children
*Stephen Pilcher b.1832 in Kent -d.1929 in Victoria, Australia - married Mary Jane Rowe and had 12 children in Australia, see below

- When those 5 children were still young (aged from 2 to 14) their mother Ann McPharlane died.
Five years later Stephen emigrated with them to New Zealand on the 'COROMANDEL'
His first son, George had sailed to New Zealand 4 months previously on the "BOLTON".

He met his second wife Bennett Hook on the ship, she was a widow, travelling with her 3 children.
Stephen and Bennett had a daughter - Sarah Annis (who died aged 14) - 2 months after their arriving in New Zealand.

They married in 1842, when Stephen was 48 and she was 33 and they had 6 more children.

This made a total of 12 children for Stephen over a period of 35 years - from 1820 to 1855.

- All the children, their spouses and some of their children can be seen at the above link

Stephen Pilcher born 1832, moved to Australia prior to 1859 (prior to age 27) because of the gold.
He married Mary Jane Rowe in February 1859 in Australia and they had 12 children in Victoria.
They were:
*George Pilcher b.1859 in Adelaide Lead married Anne Mudge.
- He died in Strathfieldsaye 36 years before her

*William Thomas Pilcher b.1861 in Maryborough married Jane Kellow.
- They are buried in Bendigo

*Elizabeth Ann Pilcher b.1862 in Maryborough married Robert Lewis.
- They are buried in Bendigo

*Emma Pilcher b.1854 in Sandhurst (now Bendigo) married Walter Nathaniel Valentine in Wellington, New Zealand. Walter was born in Wellington.
- They are buried in Bendigo

*Selina Pilcher b.1867 in Myrtle Creek married Molesworth Jeffrey, he was the brother of her sister Helen's husband Walter Jeffrey.
- Selina died in Avenel, Victoria

*Alred Pilcher b. 1869 in Sandhurst (now Bendigo) married Jane Peating.
- They are buried in Bendigo Cemetery

*Helen Matilda Pilcher b.1871 in Strathfieldsaye married Walter Jeffrey

*Mary Jane Pilcher b.1874 in Strathfieldsaye married John Young.
- They are buried in Bendigo Cemetery

*Stephen John Pilcher b.1877 in Stratfieldsaye married Mary Sheen. They are buried in Bendigo Cemetery

*Albert Ambrose Pilcher b. 1878 in Sutton Grange is buried in Bendigo Cemetery

*Frederick Arthur Pilcher b.1881 in Sutton Grange married Alice Newcombe. They are buried in Bendigo Cemetery

*Florence Rachel Pilcher b.1884 in Sutton Grange died in Brighton, Melbourne

This is a link to the Bendigo Cemetery Trust database showing all the 29 Pilchers buried there. They are probably all related.
It is searchable by surname.
The above girls can be found under their married names.


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on 2009-04-16 03:34:40

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