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Looking for information regarding Edward Sparks and Mary Knighton

Query by BoeM

I looking for information regard Edward Sparkes (or Sparkes) and Mary Knighton (nighton) who came to Australia sometime during the 1850s.

I have been told that there daughter Elizabeth Jane or Elizabeth Margaret was born on the ship and then christin on arrival in either Sydney or Melbourne.

The Family eventually seatled in Goolwa, South Australia. Where they had more children

Edward James Sparkes
Emily Jane Sparkes
Rossann Sparkes (aka Rosy Annie Sparkes)(married a Tonkin)

Edward Sparks was born around 1822, i have been told in Nottingham.
died in a Murry Boat accident in 1872

Marry Knighton was born around 1919, in Nottingham
died 1901.

Any information would be fanastic

Thank you

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on 2011-09-23 08:12:56

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by tonkin on 2011-09-23 16:57:31

Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles BoeM.

Edward and Mary SPARKS arrived in Adelaide, South Australia, on the "Omega" on the 24 August 1852.

Their daughter, Elizabeth Margaret, was recorded as an infant. I'm still not sure if she was born at sea or in Nottingham. Elizabeth died in Jerildere, New South Wales in 1926. She was married to Henry SCHWEICKER.

Their second child, Edward James, was born about 1853 but I have not been able to locate his record of birth. He died in Murray Bridge, South Australia in 1931. Edward's two wifes were Rachel KENNEDY and Emma ELFENBIEN.

Their third child, Rossana, was born in Goolwa, South Australia in 1857, and died in Echuca, Victoria, in 1908. She married James TONKIN in Wentworth, New South Wales in 1884.

Their fourth child, Emily Jane, was born in Goolwa, South Australia in 1859. Emma's two husbands were Matthew SHERLOCK and Peter MCCONNACY. Emma's death is missing from my database for some reason and I will follow up on it.

Hope this helps for now.

by BoeM on 2011-09-23 20:30:35

Thank you so much, i have been sitting at the computer that last two day groaning over the fact I could not located them. I was being to think that they magical arrive in Australia.

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