Perrin Family Story http://www.perrin-mcmillan-bryan-halbert.webs.com
Mark & Marianne (nee Jones) Perrin married in Stroud, Gloucester, England on 12 Jun 1851 (thats nearly 160 years ago!)
They sailed from England to Melbourne, Australia on the S.S Thames in 1852, suffering the death of their 1st child, born on board. Both could read and write, and stated that they were C of E, he being 27 and she 24 with no children. (Mary Cronin also lost her life on this voyage and her child was left in the young Perrins care.) They disembarked in Port Phillip on 11 Mar 1853.
They were to be engaged by Thos. Smith of Melbourne on the 16th of the month (?) and to be paid 20/ (shillings?) per week, without rations.
They lived in Liverpool Street, Collingwood before moving to Deni in the early 1860s.
(Marks brother Henry also lived in Collingwood until his untimely death on 22 Mar 1861. Henry had arrived in Melbourne on 20th Aug 1857 aboard the Undaunted")
Their Children were; James Charles, Mark William, George Henry, John Orlando, Alfred Ernest and Ellen May.
The baby Cronin eventually married a Crutchley and died in Hay NSW?
James died unmarried aged 19, in Deni in 1873.
Mark died aged 11, in Deni in 1867.
George had 2 wives (Sarah Ellen Simpson and Aura Mary Constance McMillan). He died aged 78, in Deni in 1936.
John married Emily Blewitt and died aged 98, in Deni in 1960.
Alfred married Norah Keogh and died aged 75, in Deni in 1941.
Ellen married John Williams and died aged 78 in Western Australia in 1945.
As for Mark and Marianne:
Mark drowned aged 37 in the Edward River at Deni in 1863.
Marianne remarried and with the surname Roberts died in her 50s, in Deni in 1885.
Sadly their UK families never knew of the tragedies that were to unfold in this new country despite several attempts by son George to locate them.
Pictured, George Henry Perrin.
on 2011-02-03 20:28:51
My forebears were the Perrin's, McMillan's, Bryan's and Halbert's and we've spread around a bit from east to west following the gold. They were all Brits, Irish and Scots! My McMillan's go back to 1776, Perrin's 1793, Bryan's 1700 and the Halbert's 1859. There's a smattering of Keogh's in 3 of the 4 families here! Maybe we are all related! and then there's the Simpson's.