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REDDROP Family in Malmsbury / Victoria

Journal by Ricksil26

Frances Rebecca Reddrop was born May 1855 in Stretton, Cheshire, England.
Her parents both (both of Cheshire) William born 1816, Margaret Williams born 1816, were married in Malpas, Cheshire on 22nd Feb 1836.
The Reddrop family of eleven,(Frances aged 7 years old) departed Liverpool in the ship "GREAT BRITAIN", arriving in Melbourne in April 1863.
Unfortunately William passed away in July 1863, the family purchasing farming property in Malmsbury, Victoria. (94k/m north west of Melbourne, on the Calder Highway)
Frances married Matthew Bourke (Rick Silverwood's great grand father) on24th January 1876, at St. Johns Church of England in Malmsbury, living near the family home.
They had nine children, one of which was my grand father, William, born in Elmore Victoria, in 1882.
Matthew applied to train as a school teacher on 1st July 1868 in Burke shire (near Malmsbury), A fully trained teacher 14th October 1872.
He taught in Drummond, (near Malmsbury)Elmore, Mansfield and Ballarat, retiring, due to ill health on 22nd June 1894.
Frances passed away in 1915, in North Brunswick, Victoria.
Matthew passed away in 1917, in Brunswick, Victoria.

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Ricksil26 , from Oak Park, Victoria, Australia., has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2006. is researching the following names: SILVERWOOD, BOURKE, MCGRATH and 20 other(s).

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by tonkin on 2010-02-09 18:55:08

Hi Rick,

It appears we have a family connection. My great-great-great grandparents were William Richard REDDROP and Margaret WILLIAMS. They came out to Australia in 1863 with eight of their children. The oldest son, Joseph, came out in 1861, to find a place for his family to live I expect.

Joseph married Mary EYLES in Malmsbury in 1865 and they had eleven children. Their sixth child, Mary REDDROP, married John BBREREDON 1893 in Kyabram and they had nine children. Their second child, Mary Ann Sarah Jane BRERETON married Joseph Henry TONKIN in 1913 They were my grandparents. I'm not sure where you come into it but I expect we are cousins.

If your interested in exchanging and confirming various event dates and places would like to hear from you.

by Ricksil26 on 2010-02-10 01:34:43

Wed 10th Feb 2010.
Hello, we are cousins, because as covered in my journal, my great grand father Matthew Mitchell Bourke married Frances Rebecca Reddrop, she being one of William amd Margaret's children.
One of Matthew and France's children, William was born in Elmore in 1882, he married Minnie Frances Theresa Whitlow, (in 1910) one of their daughters was my mum Mavis Kathleen Bourke (born 1912) who then married my dad Stanley George Silverwood in 1934. That's a brief summary, so I would be interested in following up each of what we have on both Reddropp and Bourke families.
I do subscribe to: and have our family history on that web site.
I now have just transferred over to a NEW email address: [email protected]
Loooking forward to hearing from you soon, cheers Rick Silverwood.

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