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CLYDE FAMILIES from Victoria, Australia (Clyde 3978) 1840-1930 Families

Local town historian looking for information about early Clyde family for website

Clyde Victoria 3978

Looking for information to enhance the history of Clyde Victoria 3978?
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Hendersons in Clyde and Cranbourne area of Victoria, Australia

Editor of Clyde History website is looking for more information about the following Henderson families of the Clyde and Cranbourne area in Victoria.

Brothers, sons of JOHN AND SARAH HENDERSON (nee McClements) who are called ANDREW HENDERSON 1826-1880 , THOMAS HENDERSON 1839-1929 , JOSEPH HENDERSON 1831-1871. They were born in Newry, Ireland and are mentioned in first Post Office Directory for Victoria.

I have information to share about other Hendersons in the area.
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Looking for information about Charles C Wadey, Clyde Victoria, 1895 Australia

CHARLES C WADEY, was responsible for building the Nurses Quarters for the Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne and the Sanitarium in Chelthenham. He died in South Australia. While in living in Clyde he experimented in farming - growing flax.
More information is needed about this man for my website
His great grand daugher, ELAINE LILLIAN WADEY, married David (?) sometime between 1977 and April 1980. Her parents RONALD HIRAM WADEY and Lillian Melba Wadey are buried in the Burwood Cemetery, Melbourne.

William SYKES, died 6 Oct 1887, formerly of CLYDE, Victoria, Australia.

William SYKES, an original Port Phillip Society member, moved from Brighton to CLYDE, Victoria, Australia, in 1856. He was a successful farmer and a lay preacher, initially from the BRIGHTON Wesleyan Methodist congregation. WILLIAM SYKES was a founding trustee for Cranbourne Cemetery.

In 1871 his ten year old son, Robert, drowned in a dam on their Clyde property. In 1880 he sold his Clyde farm and moved to ? DANDENONG. In May 1887 he was robbed after leaving a Melbourne bank prior to intending to sail to England. William Sykes died at sea on board the "Orient" 6 October, 1887. His grandson JOHN NORMAN SYKES was an active founding member of the Clyde Methodist Church 1909.

Three grandsons served in France in WW1- Robert Andrew Sykes was deafened, Alfred William Blenksinsop wounded and Charles Walter Sykes, younger brother of Robert Andrew, was killed.

Descendants of William Sykes may have the following family names
BULLOCK, CHAMPION, COCHRANE, BLENKINSOP, WYMARK. The name BICKFORD is often a second given name in the descendants of William Sykes.

William Sykes had seven children, including twin boys and two daughters. His children's names according to his Will are John (1843), Sarah Bullock( 1848), Eliza Dalton(1852), Alexander(1854),Thomas (1856) James Bickford (1861). One son William b 1846, married Julia Louisa MOORE and had at least 3 children - Mary, Emily, William. This family lived in ROSEDALE. Possibly there are Sykes descendants living in that area of south east Victoria.
Not mentioned in the Will is a daughter Ann who married a WYMARK. She lived in NSW. A Wymark family researcher is keen to meet more family members.

The researcher hopes to find family descendants who can confirm the accuracy of the details that have been uncovered.

A local CLYDE historian needs information for a website on the History of Clyde. Clyde 3978 Victoria History The original land, in Grices Road, Clyde North will soon be developed into a housing estate. It would be good if the family name could be remembered on the site.

Article by Joan Vanderhorn (Researcher) [email protected]