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CHAMPION William married Adelaide NANKERVIS 1875

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Information Journal.

This family record compiled to assist familytreecircles member Champs
looking for William CHAMPION, born Cornwall 1850, to parents
Isaac CHAMPION and Elizabeth TREVORROW.

Groom: William CHAMPION.
Birth place given as Cornwall.

Bride: Adelaide NANKERVIS.
Birth place given as Cornwall.

Year married: 1875.
Place: Victoria, Australia.

William died 1929 in Newtown, Victoria.
Age: 79 years.
Parents named as Isaac CHAMPION and Elizabeth TREVERON.
I expect TREVERON should be TREVORROW.

Adelaide died 1931 in Newtown, Victoria.
Age: 74 years.
Parents named as James NANKERVIS and Sarah TREMBATH.

Note. Adelaide's birth place given as Cornwall, but unable to locate a baptism for her under that name.

See comments below from SilverVixen regarding Adelaide's baptism.

Adelaide's parents may be James NEKERVIS (sic) and Sarah TREMBATH married in St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, on the 31 October 1835. The name NANKERVIS appears under various spellings in the Cornwall records.

Two children located Victorian records for William and Adelaide.


Albert Ernest CHAMPION.
Born: 1876 Barr Victoria.
Died: 1945 Ascot Vale, Victoria.
Age: 68 years.

Married: Helena WATSON.
Year: 1911.
Place: Victoria.

Helena died 1944, South Melbourne, Victoria, aged 65 years.
Parents named as William WATSON and Sarah unknown.

Birth note. Helena was born 1880, in Carngham, Victoria.
Parents named as William WATSON and Sarah Ann BASS.
Helena gave her birth place as Snake Valley, which is near Carngham, in the Country of Grenville, Victoria.
Birth places recorded in the VBI and VMI often vary.

Four children located for Albert and Helena.


Norman Albert CHAMPION.
Born: 1912 Newport Victoria.
Died: -


Albert William CHAMPION.
Born: 1913 Newport, Victoria.
Died: 1913 Newport, Victoria.
Age: 01 day.


Harold John CHAMPION.
Born: 1914 Newport, Victoria.
Died: -


Reginald Watson CHAMPION.
Born: 1917 Newport, Victoria.
Died: -


Ethel Maud CHAMPION.
Born: 1878 Daylesford, Victoria.
Died: 1969 Moor, Victoria.
Age: 90 years.
Moor could be Moorabbin, Moorabool, Moorooduc, Mooroolbark or Mooroopna.
I think Ethel's place of death will be Moorabool near Geelong.

Married: Peter Cornelius PETERSEN.
Year: 1899.
Place: Victoria.

Peter died 1916 in Geelong, Victoria.
Age: 48 years.
Parents named as Christian Cornelius PETERSON and Christina MANO.
Birth place given as Johleswig-Holstein.

Two children located for Peter and Ethel.


Charles Wilfred PETERSEN.
Born: 1900 Geelong, Victoria.
Died: 1949 Toorak, Victoria.
Age: 49 years.


Christina Adelaide PETERSEN.
Born: 1902 Geelong, Victoria.
Died: -


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria.

OPC Database.

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by SilverVixen on 2012-12-05 06:01:01

Baptism for Adelaide Trembath NANKERVIS 17 July 1856 Pendeen, Cornwall, father James NANKERVIS mother Sarah

Record source Cornwall Baptisms
data provider, Cornwall Family History Society

by tonkin on 2012-12-06 00:38:21


Here are two more children baptised tp James and Sarah NANKERVIS.

Baptised 17 July 1856, Pendeen, Cornwall.

Obedaih Trembath NANKERVIS.
Baptised 17 July 1856, Pendeen, Cornwall.

It's possible Alice and Obedaih were twins.

I'm wondering if the Adelaide Trembath NANKERVIS mentioned by the Cornwall Family History Society is one of the above.

Thanks for the good oil SilverVixen. You have been busy.


by SilverVixen on 2012-12-06 07:48:21

As far as I can see Alice and Adelaide are listed separately for the baptism. It is possible there were twins but also that they just saved all the children up and had one christening for all of them, the only way to tell is to get birth dates :

Birth record for Adelaide Trembath : Penzance, Cornwall, 1856 Q2 5C 376
The only info I can find on Obediah is his baptism which you already have, my information just adds his father is a miner and their residence is Boscaswell

I do have a record for a birth
Day Month 08-January
Year 1849
Parish Or Reg District Penzance
Sub District Saint Just in Penwith
County Cornwall
Where Born Bojewyan
Forename Sarah Ann
Surname Nankervis
Sex Female
Father Forename James
Father Surname Nankervis
Mother Forename Sarah
Mother Surname Nankervis
Mother Maiden Surname Trembath
Father Rank Profession Miner
Informant Signature Sarah Nankervis
Informant Description Mother
Informant Residence Bojewyan
When Registered 19-January 1849
Signature Of Registrar John

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