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Adolfus Howden and Jessie Irene Harker Updated Jan 2008

Adolfus Howden married Jessie Irene Harker in Flemington a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Adolfus was born in Lancefield and died at Yundool on 30th October 1940 and is buried at the Tungamah Cemetery in Victoria.

Jessie was born in Benalla, married Adolfus in 1914 aged just 18. She had her 2 daughters in 1919 and 1921.

Jessie lost her husband in 1940 and was a widow for 44 years. She passed away in Melbourne on 22nd February 1984.

Eldest daughter Jessie May was born 1st July 1919, she passed away recently in Benalla. She is buried at the Benalla Cemetery.
Second daughter Esther Margaret was born 1st April 1921.

The two women came to live in Benalla after they retired from their working lives in Melbourne. Neither Jessie of Esther married or had any children.

Their mother's sister was Hilda Elizabeth Corboy (nee Harker). She passed away many years ago. Her two daughters Hilda (Tolliday) and Esther (Anker) and their families live in the Benalla district.

Hilda is my mother in law and she is married to Charlie Tolliday. I am married to her eldest son Trevor.

Simon Harker and Margaret Beattie Victoria, Australia

Simon Harker married Margaret Beattie at "Gowrie" a farm at Devenish, a rural area a short distance from Benalla, Victoria, Australia.

From this couple came my husband's mum's family tree.

Simon and Margaret had 6 children. Five girls and one boy.

Jean Evelyn 6/07/1895 - 18/10/1985

Jessie Irene 28/12/1896 - 22/2/1984

Myra 17/01/1899 - 1/10/1981

Hilda Elizabeth 18/07/1900 - 26/11/1990

John 21/01/1903

May 11/05/1908 - 17/4/1914

Other details:-

Jean Evelyn married Walter Harry Love at the Methodist Church at Surrey Hills on 4th August 1916. Walter died on 20th October 1970 and is buried at the Springvale Cemetery. Jean passed away 18th October 1985 at Dandenong and is also buried at Springvale. They had 3 children, Walter Thomas, May and Margaret Annie.


Jessie Irene married Adolfus Arthur Howden. They had 2 daughters, Jessie May and Esther Margaret who lived in Essendon for many year
and moved for retirement to Benalla where they were closer to their mother's family members.

Hilda Elizabeth married Timothy Corboy on 31/03/1926 at the Presbyterian Church in Benalla. They had one son and two daughters, Norman Vincent who died 3 days after birth, Hilda Elizabeth and Esther Lorraine. Tim was born on 1/01/1896 and died on 16/12/1963. He is buried at the Devenish Cemetery. Hilda passed away in 1990 and is buried with her husband.

John married Daisy Crawford 17/02/1934 at the Church of England in Benalla. They had 3 sons Robert John, Walter Simon and Peter William.

Myra and May. Did not marry as far as I know and therefore had no children.

Caroline Ann Lamb married Leslie Alfred Tolliday

Caroline married Leslie Tolliday and they had five children.
She passed away in 1950 and he died in 1967.

They had two daughters Muriel and Lois and three sons Alfred Noel, Keith James and Cecil Moreland.

Muriel Violet born 1920 married G R Smith in 1936 they had two children George and Peter.

Lois Aletha known as Norma was born 1922 married in 1941 to W M Blackney. They had three sons, Dale, Grant and Glen

Alfred Noel was born in 1924 he married Violet Bradshaw in 1946 and they had children. He died 18th June 1982.

Keith James born 1921 married Colleen Catherine Darragh and died in 1978.

Cecil Moreland was born in 1926 married Myrtle Smith and had Bryce, Gail and Mark.

Leslie Alfred is the son of Alfred John who is the son of John and his wife Sarah Tolliday nee Miles.

Leslie Alfred Tolliday is a grandson of Nathaniel and Jane Curtis Tolliday. Jane came out to Australia on the British Empire with her 4 children arrriving in 1855.

Tollidays in Victoria, Australia

I am compiling research to encompass the large family of Tollidays now residing in Australia.

The family started when Jane Curtis Tolliday and her 4 children, two with spouses and children of their own, immigrated to Australia in 1855 from England.

I have posted numerous journals here and will do more in due course.
I have a huge family tree chart here at home and will be able to finish the data entries eventually and upload to a Tribal Page website.

If you have any queries relating to the Tollidays or their descendants or of the families they married into, you are very welcome to contact me.

I have really enjoyed doing the research and getting a family tree together for the future. SO would be great to share it.

Cheers and keep smiling


Meredith Tolliday

Alfred John Tolliday and Mary Adeline Allen

Alfred John Tolliday is the son of John Curtis and Sarah Elizabeth Tolliday nee Miles.

John and Sarah came out to Australia in 1855.

Alfred married his first cousin Elizabeth Numa Clark but she died at age 31 without them having any children.

He then married Mary Adeline Allen and they had 8 children.
Hettie married P Chapman
Florence Beatrice married S Kelly
Effie Adeline married J Gower
Violet Maude married R Blackney
Cecil Roy married Margaret May Richardson.AKA Patsy.
Leslie Alfred married Caroline Ann Lamb
Keith James married Colleen Catherine Darragh
Cecil Moreland married Myrtle Smith

2 comment(s), latest 6 years, 1 month ago

Christiana Tolliday and Robert Selkirk

Christiana Tolliday born in Carngham in 1865 to William and Priscilla Tolliday. Priscilla was a Barton.Registration Number 20803.

Robert Selkirk was born in Smythesdale to parents Robert and Annie Selkirk nee Garlick. Registration Number 24484.


She married Robert Selkirk in 1890. Reg number 4153.


They had children:-

Alice Lilly born 1891.Registration number 18674. She married a Stoneman. She died in 1933 at Heidelberg. Registration Number 7753.

Annie Elizabeth born 1894 in Allandale. Registration Number 97.

William Royal born 1896 in Allandale. Registration Number 99.

Robert Frederick born 1902 in Allandale. Registration Number 15051.


Robert Selkirk died in 1912 at Ballarat, Victoria Australia at the age of 46.Registration Number 8345.
Christiana Selkirk died in 1957 at Preston, suburb of Melbourne, Australia at the age of 92.Registration Number 15531.

This Selkirk is part of a large family brick and paver business in Australia, Selkirk Bricks. You may like to look at their website. http://www.selkirk.com.au/

Priscilla Martha Barton and William Tolliday

Priscilla Martha Barton was born in 1840 to John and Priscilla Barton nee Porcher.

She married William Tolliday on 21st August 1862 in Australia.
Priscilla and William had 10 children.
Their names were
Nathaniel John born 1864
William born 1868
Frederick Numa born 1876
George born 1874
Alfred Barton born 1879
Christiana born 1865
Sarah Elizabeth born 1883
Priscilla Martha born 1870
John born 1872
Alice born 1886


Priscilla died in 1922 aged 82 in Ballarat, Victoria Australia.

William and his siblings were the family that migrated to Australia with their mother Jane Curtis Tolliday in 1854 from England arriving at Port Henry near Geelong, Victoria in January 1855.

Third child Frederick Numa Tolliday was the grandfather of my husband Trevor. Frederick married Rose Essenhigh and they had 8 children. Two sons and six daughters. He lived locally and died in 1936 in Benalla Victoria. Charlie and three sisters Mary, Ethell and Dorothy survive as at 2007.


Sarah Miles and John Curtis Tolliday

Sarah and John Tolliday were married in England and had two little daughters with them when they travelled to Australia in 1854 with John's family. The little girls names were Eva and Fanny

The ship British Empire left Southhampton on October 17th 1854 and arrived at Port Henry, Geelong, Victoria on January 15th 1855.

On board were John's mother Jane and siblings Elizabeth, Christiana and William and Elizabeth's husband Charles Jonas Clark and their daughter Jane.

Sarah and John had other children after they arrived in Australia.
Their names were John Robert born 1856, William Curtis born 1859, Alfred born 1860, Charles born 1862, Robert Porcher born 1865, Sarah Elizabeth born 1867, Ernest Montague born 1869, Jane Elize born 1872, Albert born 1874.

Eva died in 1874 at the age of just 20. Her brother Albert also died in 1874 at just 18 weeks old, which must have been tragic for John and Sarah.

This Tolliday family of Jane Curtis Tolliday and her four children are the beginnings of the family that now thrives in many states of Australia.

Sarah was born in England and died in 1904 at the age of 72 at Ballarat, Victoria. John was born in 1827 and died 14th August 1902 buried at Ballarat New Cemetery.

Frederick Numa Tolliday

Rose May Essenhigh married Fredrick Numa Tolliday and they had 2 sons and 6 daughters.

They lived in Victoria, Australia.

A reunion was held in Lima, Victoria in April 2007 when some family members of all the children of Rose and Fred were represented.

I will add details of their wedding date and when they died. They are both buried at Moorngag Cemetery near Benalla Victoria.

The children are-

Alice (Mrs Bill Renkin)
Grace,
Reta known as Jean (Mrs. Cason),
Eric,
Ethell (Mrs. Jack Heywood),
Mary (Mrs. Kevin Hide)
Charles married Hilda Elizabeth Corboy
Dorothy (Mrs. Max Evans).

Charles and sisters Ethell, Mary and Dorothy are the only surviving members of the family. Alice and Jean passed away in 2007, Grace in 2005 and Eric in 1979.

Grace never married and Mary who married Kevin Hide had no children.
Most of the families had 2-5 children each.

I have a local family tree in my possession up to date as at 2007.

Meredith

Rose May Tolliday

Rose May Essenhigh married Fredrick Numa Tolliday in 1910 and they had 2 sons and 6 daughters.

They lived in Victoria, Australia.

A reunion was held in Lima, Victoria in April 2007 when some family members of all the children of Rose and Fred were represented.

Rose was born 30th December 1889 and died 21st December 1955. Frederick was born 4th November 1876 and died 18th July 1936. They are both buried at Moorngag Cemetery near Benalla Victoria.

The children are-

Alice (Mrs Bill Renkin)
Grace,
Reta known as Jean (Mrs. Cason),
Eric,
Ethell (Mrs. Jack Heywood),
Mary (Mrs. Kevin Hide)
Charles and
Dorothy (Mrs. Max Evans).

Charles and sisters Ethell, Mary and Dorothy are the only surviving members of the family. Alice and Jean passed away in 2007, Grace in 2005 and Eric in 1979.

Grace never married and Mary who married Kevin Hide had no children.
Most of the families had 2-5 children each.

I have a localfamily tree in my possession up to date as at 2007.

Meredith