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Hi, I am looking for information on Thomas Humphries from Port Fairy Australia apparently it was known as Belfast around the time he was there, I have been told he Married Rosanna Shorten and they had 5 children, If anyone has any more information on Thom

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his wife or children could you please let me know, Thanks in Advance :)

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on 2012-09-15 01:58:58

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by tonkin on 2012-09-15 02:24:49

Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles DonnaH.

Thomas HUMPHRIES and Rosanna SHORTER were married in Victoria in 1877.
Thomas gave his birth place as Somersetshire, and Rosanna gave her birth place as Tarraville, which is now known as Port Albert in Victoria.

If you have the parents names of Thomas it will assist me locate his birth.
If you don't know his parents a year of birth will do.

by DonnaH on 2012-09-15 20:08:37

Hi Tonkin, thanks for your reply, Apparently Thomas's Parents were Thomas Humphries and Harriet Young, They immigrated to Australia in 1857, Thomas Humphries was born in Somerset 1852. I think the information you have given me is great. I had Rosanna's name and area wrong. I would love to know about the Children Thomas and Rosanna had also, Thanks again for helping :)

by Aussie1947 on 2012-09-15 21:20:08


Some birth registrations.

Thomas Charles Humphries
F: Thomas Humphries
M: Roseanna Shorten
Birth Place: Sale Victoria.
Reg: Victoria 11378/1878.

Arthur Henry Humphries
F: Thomas Humphries
M: Roseanna Shorten
Birth Place: Sale Victoria.
Reg: Victoria 18708/1882.

James Arnold Humphries
F: Thomas Humphries
M: Rosanna Shorten
Birth Place: Sale Victoria.
Reg: Victoria 27454/1884.

Effie Rose Humphries
F: Thomas Humphries
M: Rosanna Shorten
Birth Place: Sale Victoria.
Reg: Victoria 14638/1887.

Minnie Emmeline Humphries
F: Thos Humphries
M: Rose Anna Shorten
Birth Place: Sale Victoria.
Reg: Victoria 11369/1880.

There maybe more


by Aussie1947 on 2012-09-15 21:34:01

Death Registration

Minnie Emeline Humphries (82)
Death Place: Greensborough Victoria.
F: Thomas
M: Rosanna Shorten.
Reg: 1962
No: 11417, Victoria.
Born: about 1880

Jas Arnold Humphries (64)
Death Place: Victoria.
F: Thomas Humphries
M: Rosanna Shorten.
Reg: 1949
No: 1021, Victoria.
Born: about 1885

A possibility for Arthur Henry

Arthur Hy Humphries (61)
Death Place: Sbury Victoria.
F: ?
M: ?
No: 20827 Victoria
Born about 1882.


by Aussie1947 on 2012-09-15 21:47:53

Death registrations.

Essie Rose Humphries (44)
Death Place: Hotham Victoria.
F: Thos Humphries
M: Rosanna Shorten.
Reg: 1931
No: 9831, Victoria.
Born: about 1887

Thos Chas Humphries (6)
Death Place: Sale Victoria.
F: Thos
M: Rosenna Shorten.
Reg: 1884
No: 10480, Victoria.
Born: about 1878.


by Aussie1947 on 2012-09-15 22:05:03

Thomas Humphries was buried at the Sale Cemetery in Victoria.

Thomas Humphries, age 6, buried 29th August 1884.
Plan 3, Section N, Allotment 21.
Minister: Rev G Watson.

Birth Registration for Roesanna Shorten.

Roseanna Shorten
F" Benjamon Shorten.
M: Ellen Mullany.
Place: Taraville, Victoria.
Reg: 1856, No 3011, Victoria.


by Aussie1947 on 2012-09-15 22:08:01

Re my last Benjamon Shorten should read Benjamin.


by tonkin on 2012-09-15 22:18:56

And Roseanna died in Northcote, Victoria, aged 68 years.
Her death was registered under HUMPHREY.
Parents named as Benjamin SHORTEN and Ellen MULLANEY.

Gerry has covered the children's births and deaths.

by Aussie1947 on 2012-09-15 22:26:35

Thomas Humphries senior died at Port Fairy 27th February 1898 and a digitised copy of his Will can be found at.


search for Thomas Humphries.


by tonkin on 2012-09-15 22:33:07

Thomas HUMPHRIES died 1898 in Port Fairy, aged 81 years.

Harriet HUMPHRIES died 1912 in Port Fairy, aged 89 years.

I expect these will be the parents of Thomas.

by tonkin on 2012-09-15 23:14:28

One marriage for you.

James Arnold HUMPHRIES and Ada Ellen BAULCH.
Married 1912.

Ada was born as Ada Helen BAULCH at Tower Hill, Victoria in 1885
to parents John BAULCH and Mary Jane FULTON.

Ada died 1960 in Camberwell, Victoria, aged 72 years.

Found four children for James and Ada.

James Leonard HUMPHRIES.
Born: 1912 Terang, Victoria.

Linda Mary HUMPHRIS. *
Born: 1914 Port Fairy, Victoria.

Nellie Muriel HUMPHRIS. *
Born: 1915 Port Fairy, Victoria.

Thomas Leslie HUMPHRIS. *
Born: 1916 Port Fairy, Victoria.

* Births recorded under surname of HUMPHRIS.

by Aussie1947 on 2012-09-16 00:23:49

The 'Chance" arrived Warrnambool and Port Fairy from Liverpool 12th September 1857 with.

Thomas Humphries 41.
Harriet Humphries 34.
George 10.
Rosa 7.
Thomas 5.
Henry 3.


by Aussie1947 on 2012-09-16 00:32:47

Birth of a James after the arrival in Victoria.

James Humphries
F: Thomas Humphries
M: Harriet Young
Birth Place: Be;fast,Victoria.
Reg: Victoria 21431/1861.

Death registration.

James Humphries (89)
Death Place: Port Fairy, Victoria.
F: Thamas.
M: Harriet Young.
Reg: 1951.
No: 19363, Victoria.
Born: about 1862.

Note Thamas instead of Thomas.


by DonnaH on 2012-09-16 03:00:21

Thank you so much for your help Tonkin and Gerry, You both have been a great help :) It really is appreciated!

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