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Does anyone recognize the family of Mary Nance?
Parents Thomas Nance & Rebecca
Birth: 1805 - Perranzubla, Cornwall, England, UK
Death: 15 Aug 1878 - Chewton, , Victoria, Australia
Burial: 18 Aug 1878 - Chewton Cemetery, Chewton, , Victoria, Australia
1. She appeared on the census in 1841 in Wheal Hope, Perranzabuloe,England, United Kingdom.
1. Hezekiah Bennets, aged 20
2. Mary Bennets, aged 25
3. Mary Bennets, aged 1
2. She appeared on the census in 1851.
1. Hezekiah Bennets, aged 33, miner
2. Mary Bennets, aged 39
3. Nancey Bennets, aged 8
4. Rebecka Bennets, aged 2
3. Immigrated: 22 Jan 1856. the ship Australia leaving from Plymouth October 14th.arriving in South Australia on the 22 Jan 1856. (The South Australian Government Gazette 1866 p. 91 )
Listed under families
Bennets / Bennetts
Hezekiah 36 Miner 114/1 Perranzabuloe, Cornwall with family
Mary (George) 45
Listed under Single Women
Bennets / Bennetts Nancy 14 Servant 114/1 Perranzabuloe, Cornwall with parents
1. First marriage - Henry George 19 Dec 1836 - Kenwyn, Cornwall, England
2. Second marriage Hezekiah Bennetts (1818 - 26 Jan 1900) 1839 - Perranzabube, Cornwall, England, UK
1. Mary Bennetts (Cal 1840- )
2. Unknown Bennetts ( - )
3. Mary Jane Bennetts (Est 1842-Bef 1878)
4. Nancy Bennetts (Est 1842-Bef 1900)
5. Rebecka Bennetts (Est 1849-1912)
6. Mary Anne Bennetts (Est 1852-Bef 1878)
The Pattern of Arrival
After initial research it appeared that John Bassett first came out to Australia in 1861 as part of a larger family group on the SS Great Britain (Voyage 21) which arrived in Melbourne on the 23rd Dec 1861. He arrived with wife Martha, and daughters Ann Davey and Martha Rowe, their husbands and children and soon to be daughter-in-law Eleanor Symons.
The passenger list shows that on Board were in the following groupings, the comments in the brackets were not on the passenger list but are my own musings
1. John Bassett, aged 70
2. Mrs M Bassett, aged 65
3. Miss Samions, aged 27 9 (should read Symons, and soon to be wife of James Bassett)
4. Mrs Ann Davey, aged 35 (formerly Bassett)
5. Elizebeth Davey, aged 16
6. Jane Davey, aged 18
7. John Davey, aged 12
8. Stephen Davey, aged 9
9. James Rowe, aged 38
10. Mrs Rowe, aged 32 (formerly Martha Bassett)
11. Julia Rowe, aged 8
12. Martha Rowe, aged 5
13. Nanney Rowe, aged 1
After a little more digging it appears that at least John Bassett (Snr) and John Bassett (Jnr) made several trips backwards and forwards between Australia and England before being joined by the rest of the extended family. The idea that several members of the family commuted between Australia and England before the rest of the family arrived is supported by the following evidence:-
- a notation on a mining lease application made in Victoria, Australia for ground in Specimen Hill, Sailors Gully on the 4th Feburary 1861 which included the following special remarks that The applicant had been in possession of the ground for 5 years (Bendigo Lease Register, Department of Energy and . Registery of Applicationg) indicating that John Bassett was already mining in the area on this site in 1855.
- A reference to John Bassett in The Methodist History of Victoria and Tasmania: Originally published in the Spectator, Volume 2, 1998 onwards "Mr John Bassett, known as Grandfather Bassett, was a much-loved and esteemed local preacher and class-leader; also was Mr. T. Featonby and others, whose names cannot be erased by time, as their works follow them. Mr. Bassett was called Home at 80 years of age in 1869". After talking to Professor Ian Breward the archivist at the Uniting Church archives in Victoria Australia, Professor Breward felt that such terms of endearment indicated that John Bassett (Snr) must have arrived earlier than 1861 in Australia to be refered to as "a much-loved and esteemed local preacher".. This lead us to look further afield and we found a John Bassett on the Marco Polo 1853 which may have been our John Bassett accompanied by another John Bassett (Jnr). (The ages match perfectly). Listed on the passenger list were John Bassett, aged 53 & John Bassett, aged 32.
- It is interesting to note that one of the "family stories" is that John Bassett (Snr) was wealthy and bought over a lot Cornish miners; perhaps the story should be that he went backwards and forwards between Australia and Cornwall bringing across different family members until the whole family had migrated to Australia
Over a thirteen year period the entire family moved to Australia, it appears that almost all of John & Marthas family and their descendants came out to Australia.
The first firm record that we have of John Bassett (snr) and John Bassett (jnr) coming out to Australia is on the Marco Polo in May 1853
John Bassett (jnr) appears to re-entered Australia again in January 1854 on the Marco Polo perhaps after returning back to Cornwall with his father or alone.
The next group to arrive were to arrive on the Royal Charter in July 1857(VPRS 7666 Fiche Reference 127 Page 004)
John Bassett, 36 yrs, Miner, Son of John Bassett and Martha Carbis
Catherine Bassett, 33 yrs, Nee Davey sister to Stephen Davey
Francis Basset, 11 yrs, John and Catherine bought all their children with them
John Bassett, 10 yrs
Catherine Bassett, 8 yrs
Martha Bassett, 6 yrs
William Bassett, 40 yrs, Miner, Williams wife, Martha and his children arrived 1866 see below for details almost 11 years later.
Stephen Davey, Stephens wife Ann was left to follow in 4 years later with her parents John & Martha Bassett.
We know that John Bassett (Snr) - arrived with his wife and their two married daughters and their children on the SS Great Britain as outlined above
The final group to arrive in Australia was on the True Britain which departed in February 1866
1. Martha Bassett, 49 yrs wife William Bassett
2. Mary Bassett, 22
3. John Bassett, 12
4. Elizabeth Bassett, 15
5. Matilda J. Bassett, 17, according to my musings this is probably Martha Jnr
6. Nanny Bassett, 23
In summary the family migrated to Australia in the following order
John Bassett Snr came out multiple times
And Johns wife - Martha Bassett nee Carbis came out in 1861
When their children came out in the :
1. John Bassett (Abt 1814-1815) died in Cornwall before the family migrated
2. William Bassett (Cir 1816-1869) came out in 1857
3. John Bassett (1820-1865) came out multiple times
4. Francis Bassett (Cir 1823-1839) died in Cornwall before the family migrated
5. Anne Bassett (1826-1904) came out in 1861
6. Martha Bassett (Cir 1828-1907) came out in 1861
7. James Bassett (Cir 1832-Cir 1833) died in Cornwall before the family migrated
8. James Bassett (Cir 1833-1879) I have been unable to locate when James my 2x great grandfather came out to Australia
9. Samuel Bassett (1838-1839) died in Cornwall before the family migrated
Of their grandchildren I still have to locate what happened to the following individuals
William Bassett & Martha Moffatt
Nanny Bassett b. Cir 1841, St Erth, Penwith, Cornwall, England
William Norman Bassett b. 1845, Crowan, Cornwall, England
John Bassett & Catherine Davey
John Bassett b. Between Jun 1846 and Sep 1846, Cornwall, England
William Bassett b. Cir 1854
James Bassett b. Cir 1857
Anne Bassett & Stephen Davey
Ann Bassett Davey c. 15 Jan 1854, Crowan, Cornwall, England
Catherine Davey c. 4 Mar 1857, Crowan, Cornwall, England d. 1862?
Martha Bassett & James Rowe
Martha Bassett Rowe c. 1852, Breage, Cornwall, England
Henry B Rowe b. 1860
I would be interesting in contacting anyone been able to locate what happened to the above individuals particulary since it appears that everyone else would have migrated to Australia? I am presuming that they would have died in Cornwall but I am not sure.
I would also be interested in finding out when James Bassett (Cir 1833-1879) came out to Australia, the earliest record i have of him in Australia at present is in Aug 1859 when his name appears on a mining list with his two brothers John Bassett, William Bassett, and Stephen Davey his brother-in-law.
In my quest ot verify the connection between several generations of my ancestoral (Baker/Ebbott) family I have hit a brick wall, although I have a transcript of a will from a book that clearly establishs the connection I have been unable to find the original copy to verify this information.
I have been able to locate my ancestors tombstone in the Tremaine Church yard in Cornwall and thanks to a distant travelling relative I also have a photo.
The tombstone reads :- Sacred / To the Memory of / John Ebbott of Westcott in this Parish / who finished his course May 29 1825 aged 73 years ./ ALSO in memory of WILMET his wife / Who departed this life on the 2? day of January 1845 / Aged 91 years
Further research on the IGI reveals that John Ebbot married Wilmot Baker on 26 Jun 1775 in the same church in which they were eventually burried.. (I have not yet viewed the original church record of the marriage)
According to the book "Our Cornish Heritage Genealogies of Reed, Rowe, Ebbott and related families Immigrants to Jefferson County, Wisconsin" by S.D.Reed, when Wilmets father, John Baker, died she inherited the family farm Westcott. The notion that the John Ebbott owned or at least lived on Westcott is reinforced by its mention on the his gravestone.
The inheritance is further confirmed by the transcription of John Bakers will, which according to S.D.Reed was proved on 23 October 1793 (page XI-22).
The will helps to verify three generations of the Baker-Ebbot lineage, by the use of such phrases as follows:-
I, John Baker
my wife Margery Baker
son-in-law, John Ebbott
daughter Wilmot Ebbott (obviusly wife of John Ebbott)
grandson Phillip Ebbott
The picure that I have been able to build of John BAKERs descendants as outlined by his will (with the additional information from his gravestone. and other sources) is as follows.
1. John BAKER was born circa 1730, died in Jul 1793 in Tremaine, Cornwall, at age 63, and was buried on 29 Jul 1793 in Tremaine Churchyard, Tremaine, Cornwall. John married Margery. Margery was born in 1731 and she was buried on 16 Aug 1815.
Children from this marriage were:
i. Wilmot BAKER was born in Feb 1752 in Tresmeer, Cornwall, christened on 4 May 1755 in Tremaine, , Cornwall, England, UK, died in 1845 in Cornwall, England, UK at age 93, and was buried on 2 Jan 1845.
ii. Mary BAKER
1. Wilmot BAKER married John EBBOT, son of Gregory EBBOTT and Dorothay UPTON, on 26 Jun 1775 in Tremaine, Cornwall, England.
Children from this marriage were:
i. Philip Upton EBBOTT was christened on 7 Feb 1776 in Tresmeer, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, died on 20 May 1851 in Trerunmer, Tresmeer, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom at age 75, and was buried on 23 May 1851.
ii. Elizabeth EBBOTT was born on 30 Jan 1778 in Badharlick, Egloskerry, Cornwall, England, UK and was christened on 30 Jan 1778 in Tresmeer, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
3. Mary BAKER married John JOLIFFE
Children from this marriage were:
i. Mary JOLIFFE
ii. Grace JOLIFFE
iii. Richard JOLIFFE
I am interested in making contact with any other Ebbott/Baker researchers. I am also interested in how to go about finding the original document of John Bakers will, any and all ideas welcome, I have done several searches (online) in the English archives but as yet have had no luck.
My 2x great grandfather John Williamson lived for 19 years in Victoria before he died, after emmigrating at the age of 23 in 1853/4 from England. His wife Louisa died in 1901. John & Louisa were married in Oct 1853 in England and migrated shortly afterwards to Australia. Both are buried in the St Kilda General Cemetery.
I had always assumed that they were of English origin so I was very surprised when I found that John, his parents and siblings were born in Belfast, Ireland. As I have been unable to find any record of them in the 1841 census I am assuming that left Ireland for England after 1841 and arrived before the 1851 census.
I was able to locate the family in the 1851, and although John came out to Australia before the 1861 census I was able to locate the remaining family members in England in the 1861 and 1871 census.
1851 (Series HO107 Piece: 2435; Folio: 561; Page: 11)
Wood Street, Maryport, Cumberland, England, UK
1. Thomas Williamson, aged 54, Dock labourer
2. Jane Williamson, aged 50,
3. John Williamson, aged 19, Tailor apprentice
4. James Williamson, aged 15, ship carpenter apprentice
1861 (Series RG9, Piece: 3942; Folio: 17; Page: 27)
Nelson Street, Maryport, Cumberland, England, UK
1. Thomas Williamson, aged 60 Labourer
2. Jane Williamson, wife aged 58
3. Jane Williamson, daughter aged 40 unmarried
4. James Williamson, son, aged 23, Ship carpenter
5. James Williamson, gson, aged 8, scholar
1871 (Series RG10, Piece: 5246; Folio: 77; Page: 35)
8 L Court, Nelson Street, Maryport, Cumberland, England, UK
1. Thomas Williamson, aged 70, labourer
2. Jane Williamson, aged 69
His younger brother must have moved out of home between the 1861 and 1871 census
As I found them in:
1871(Series RG10 Piece: 5246; Folio: 85; Page: 52 & 53)
Maryport, Cumberland, England, UK
1. James Williamson, aged 33, Shipwright, Labourer at present
2. Ann Williamson, aged 29
3. Mary Williamson, aged 6, scholar
4. Thomas Williamson, aged 3
5. Annie Williamson, aged 10 months
1881 (Series RG11, Piece: 5181; Folio: 95; Page: 4)
25 Collins Ter, Dearham, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
1. James Williamson, aged 42, Foreman Of Blast Furnace
2. Annie Williamson, aged 38
3. Mary Williamson, aged 16, Pupil teacher
4. Thomas Williamson, aged 13, scholar
5. Annie Williamson, aged 10, scholar
6. John Williamson , aged 8, scholar
7. Jane Williamson, aged 6, scholar
8. James Williamson, aged 6mths
9. Elizabeth B. Cartmer, aged 17
1891 (Series RG12, Piece: 4306; Folio 20; Page 35)
1. James Williamson, aged 51
2. Annie Williamson, aged 20
3. James Williamson, aged 10
Johns father Thomas was born between 1797 and 1801 based on the various ages he gave in the 1851, 1861 and 1971 English Census. We think he died in 1872 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England. There may have been more children who did not come out from Ireland with John and his parents Thomas and Jane when they came to England but I are not sure.
The question Is like to ask is how do I go about finding out about the family in Ireland. Im not sure where to start and with such common names as John, Jane, Thomas and James its difficult to know how to preceed.
It would be great to hear from anyone with any ideas, further information or even better still someone who has a connection with the family.
My Lovell family were from Acton, Middlesex, and not from Compton Martin, Somerset, England as I had originally thought
When I began my research I had the parents of my Francis Lovell - William Lovell and Mary.
With nothing much more to go on I did a search in the census' and found a William and Mary Lovell in Compton Martin, Somerset, England. I decided to follow through on this line and in doing so found a whole clan of Lovell's living in the area but as I was to find out soon enough they weren't mine. Francis Lovell my direct connection to the family was nowhere to be found and far more elusive. Later I discovered that this was because I had unfortunately chosen the wrong family. The William and Mary I was looking for can be found in the Middlesex area of England(See below).
So now I am posting this new journal as a response to my own previous jounral about the Lovell family in Crompton Martin as way of correction. I'm still Interested in talking to anyone who might be related or want to share information.
William Lovell born about 1806 in Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, England and died: Jan Q 1870 - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
East Acton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.
( HO107; Piece 687; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Acton; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 22; Page: 11)
1. William Lovell, 40, Carman
2. Mary Lovell, 40
3. Ann Lovell, 15
4. William Lovell, 15
5. Francis Lovell, 13
6. Mary Lovell, 7
7. Sarah Borall 70
( HO107; Piece: 1699; Folio: 637; Page: 19)
East Acton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.
1. William Lovell, head, married, 56, A??ing Laundry
2. Mary Lovell, wife, mar, 54, Laundress
3. Frank Lovell, son U, 23, Apresting lab
4. Mary Lovell, daughter, U, 17, Laundress
3. He appeared on the census in 1871 in Kensington Workhouse, Kensington,
London, England, United Kingdom. (6) William was an inmate, his occupation
William Lovell married Mary Field (Abt 1797 - Jul Q 1874) in 1823 - Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England, United Kingdom and they had four children that I know of:-
1. Ann Lovell (Abt 1826- )
2. William Lovell (Abt 1826- )
3. Francis Lovell (Abt 1829- )
4. Mary Lovell (Abt 1834- )
Philip BENNETT/S (?born 1779? ) and Anne/Nancy RICKARD(RICHARDS) married on the 13 Nov 1800 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England
Their children were as follows:-
1. Jenefer christened 03 Jan 1802
2. Ann christened 03 Jan 1804
3. Philip christened 26 Dec 1808
4. Sally christened 29 Sep 1811
5. Richard christened 03 Dec 1813 the family were living in Churchtown, St Allen and Philip was working as a Farm Labourer
6. John christened 19 Nov 1815 the family were living in Churchtown, St Allen and Philip was working as a Farm Labourer
7. Hezekiah(sometimes written as Hezakial) christened 22 Oct 1818 the family were living in Churchtown, St Allen and Philip was working as a Farm Labourer
8. Edward christened 26 Dec 1820 the family were living in Churchtown, St Allen and Philip was working as a Farm Labourer
Does anyone recongnise this family?
The Victoria Government Gazette
The first issue of the Victoria Government Gazette was published on 9 July 1851. Pre- July 1851 material about Victoria was published in the New South Wales Government Gazette, the Port Phillip Government Notices and the Port Phillip Government Gazette. .... Pasted from Victoria Government Gazette Early issues of the Victoria Government Gazette were published once a week. In the 1850s the frequency increased, and by the turn of the century the gazette was pressed almost daily. Pasted from State Library
The Gazette was the main tool of communication from the government to its employees and the general public. It contains information on everything from land transactions, bankruptcies, reward notices and new acts of parliament, to tenders, patent applications, unclaimed letters and monies, shipping and emigration notices, and more.
This resource can be accessed via
1. Findmypast.com.au which is a pay per view service
2. The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AUSTLII) website where you can search both the entire text and the index of all the Victorian Gazettes, however you cannot increase the size of the image to facilitate reading. This is a free site.
3. State Library of Victorias (SLV) website where you can search the index of the gazette but not the entire text, the pages can be enlarged and are much clearer than those accessed via AUSTLII. This is a free site.
My technique for investigating this resource
I use both the AUSTLII and the SLV website to ensure that I obtain as much data as possible and also obtain the clearest images for my personal record holdings.
First I search AUSTLII website. This will then give me a long list search results, in the case of my ebbott search it gave me a list of 390 documents to look at. For each document there were two listings: - one listing shows the page of the document where the term was found and the second listing is the first page of the edition in which this particular page is found. Of the 390 documents listed there were actually only 195 different results. The listing with the page number listed at the end of the result shows where in the gazette the term ebbott appears and is the link I always investigate of the two.
Once I have the result I then go to the advanced search page on the SLV website and perform a page search based on the information for year and page number given by the AUSTLII results listing so that I can either transcribe the page (and increase the size of the image if needed) or save and download it to my computer.
When I did my initial search on the name ebbott I didnt expect to find so many results. In order to manage the quantity of results I printed off entire listing of the research results and then I looked up each of the documents listed on the SLV website and ticked them off as I went through. This meant I could work in half an hour time increments far more manageable than trying to get through them all at once.
Sarah Bone died as Sarah Ebbott the widow of John Ebbott on the 4th January 1898 in Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria Australia
According to her death certificate she was 84 years old at the time of her death, she had been born in Cornwall England, and her fathers name was John Bone a Farmer. Sarah had come to Victoria, Australia 46 years before.
Based on her death certificate her estimated birthdate was around 1813.
In 1815 there were three children that were baptized on the 30 July 1815.
30-Jul 1815 Botus Fleming Jane BONE
30-Jul 1815 Botus Fleming Sally BONE
30-Jul 1815 Botus Fleming Harriet BONE
[Note Sally is a common name that is often interchangeable with Sarah]
It appears that Sarah, Jane & Harriet were all baptized on the same day.
Sarah married John Ebbott on the 2 Jul 1839 in the Parish church of Egloskerry, in Cornwall, England.
Two years later in 1841 John Ebbott and Sarah were living in Badharick, Egloskerry, Cornwall, England, on a farm with their new born son.
1. John Ebbott aged 30 a Farmer
2. Sarah Ebbott aged 25
3. John Ebbott aged 1
4. Peter Ham, aged 25, Agricultural Labourer
5. Ann Caddy, aged 15, Female Servant
6. John Martin, aged 10, Agricultural Labourer
7. Celia Pearse, aged 12, Female Servant
Her sister Jane and brother Julius who had both been witnesses on Sarahs marriage certificate were still living back at home in 1841 with their father in Treludick, Egloskerry, Cornwall, England, UK
1. John Bone aged 60 a Farmer
2. William Bone aged 20
3. Julius Bone aged 20
4. Jane Bone aged 25
and among others
4. Mary Ebbott aged 55
Sarahs mother appears to have died, and no longer living with her husband John.
In 1851 one of Sarahs sons Philip was living with her brother Julius, his Uncle Julius who is living next door to his other uncle William at Polhilsa
1. William Bone, Head, single, 34, Jointly Farms 70 Acres 4 Men, St Stephens Cornwall
2. Julius Bone, Head, single, 33,,Jointly Farms 70 Acres 4 Men, St Stephens Cornwall,,
3. Philip Ebbott, Nephew, 8, Linkinhorne Cornwall,,
4. Mary Ann Lemon, Servant, single, 23, House Keeper, Callington Cornwall
Information for Tonkin as promised.
Husband: Edwin Knight Jacka
Born: 18 Jan 1871 - Charcol Gully, Chewton, , Victoria, Australia (1)
Died: 4 Jun 1929 - Hamilton, , New South Wales, Australia (2)
Buried: 6 Jun 1929 - Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, , New South Wales,
Father: Joshua Jacka (1840-1907) (3)
Mother: Rebecka Bennetts (Est 1849-1912)
Marriage: 27 May 1896 Place: Bendigo, , Victoria,
Wife: Elizabeth Ebbott
Born: 26 Jul 1872 - California Gully, Eaglehawk, , Victoria,
Died: 4 Jan 1955 - Chatswood, Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Buried: 5 Jan 1955 - Northern Suburbs Cemetery, North Sydney, , New
South Wales, Australia
Father: John Ebbott (1840-1920)
Mother: Margaret Thomas (1847-1906) (7)
1 M Cyril Knight Jacka
Born: 1896 - Fitzroy North, , Victoria, Australia (8)
Spouse: Edna "Doreen" Harvey ( - )
Marr. Date: 1923 - Hamilton, , New South Wales, Australia (9)
2 M Edwin Stanley Jacka
Born: 1898 - Brunswick, , Victoria, Australia (10)
Died: 1899 - Brunswick, , Victoria, Australia (11)
Spouse: Did Not Marry
3 F Margaret Edith "Rita" Jacka
Born: 1900 - Brunswick, , Victoria, Australia (12)
Died: 28 Jul 1984 - Boonah, , Queensland, Australia
Buried: 30 Jul 1984 - Kalbar Cemetery, Kalbar, , Queensland, Australia
Spouse: John "Jack" Aaron Palmer Williamson (1892-1982)
Marr. Date: 2 Sep 1922 - The Methodist Church, Hamilton, , New South Wales,
4 F Dorothy Annie "Dorrie" Jacka
Born: 31 Jan 1902 - Brunswick, , Victoria, Australia (14)
Spouse: John "Jack" Dennis ( - )
Marr. Date: 1926 - Hamilton, , New South Wales, Australia (15)
5 M John Lesley "Les" Jacka
Born: 15 Jul 1906 - North Fitzroy, Melbourne, , Victoria, Australia
Spouse: Sadie Mary Catherine Rath ( - )
Marr. Date: 1936 - Chatswood, Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia (17)
6 M Edwin "Eddie" Jacka
Born: 1 Feb 1909 - Bendigo, , Victoria, Australia (18)
Died: 1 Mar 1958 - Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia (19)
Spouse: Maureen Newsom (1912-1996)
Marr. Date: 11 Oct 1940 - Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia (20)
7 F Elizabeth Anne "Beth" Jacka
Born: 13 Aug 1915
Died: 31 Mar 1976
Spouse: Harold W. Robards (1911- )
Marr. Date: 1942 - Chatswood, Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia (21)
1. Registry of Birth, Death and Marriages, Victoria, Australia, Birth
Certificate Edwin Knight Jacka (Year 1871, #1427 Original a certified
copy. Photocopy in possession of Sandra Williamson).
2. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 9559/1929 JACKA EDWIN K JOSHUA REBECCA
3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical
Index(R) (Copyright,(c) 1980, 2002) downloaded 08 Sep 2006.
4. Registry of Birth, Death and Marriages, Victoria, Australia, Marriage
Certificate Edwin Knight Jacka & Elizabeth Ebbott (Reference Details Year
1896, Reference #2319. Original a certified copy. Photocopy in possession
of Sandra Williamson).
5. Birth Certificate Elizabeth Ebbott, 26 July 1872, Reference #15056, Registry
of Birth, Death and Marriages, Victoria, Australia (Original a certified
copy. Photocopy in possession of Sandra Williamson).
6. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 1560/1955 JACKA, ELIZABETH, Father JOHN,
Mother MARGARET, Place CHATSWOOD.
7. Inscription of Margaret Ebbott's grave head stone.
8. Victoria Federation Index 1889 - 1901 (Produced by Macbeth Geneological
Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd), Yr 1896 Reg# 27737.
9. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), Registration Number 15798/1923.
10. Victoria Federation Index 1889 - 1901 (Produced by Macbeth Geneological
Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd), Yr 1898 Reg# 16659.
11. Victoria Federation Index 1889 - 1901 (Produced by Macbeth Geneological
Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd), Yr 1899 Reg #765.
12. Victoria Federation Index 1889 - 1901 (Produced by Macbeth Geneological
Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd), Year: 1900 Reg.
13. NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Marriage Certificate of John
Aaron Palmer Williamson & Margaret Edith Jacka (Original a Marriage
Transcription by Joy mUrrin (Transcription Agent NSW Births, Deaths and
Marriages) Certificate 11616 year 1922).
14. Digger - Edwardian Index. Victoria 1902-1913 (Version 2.21 Produced by
Macbeth Geneological Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd),
Year: 1902; Reg. Number: 1170. Surname: JACKA; Given Names: Dorothy
Annie; Sex: F; Father: Edwin Knight; Mother: Elizth EBBOTT; Birth Place:
15. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), Registration Number 18053/1926. Groom's
Surname DENNIS; Groom's Given Name(s) JOHN ; Bride's Last Name at Time of
Marriage JACKA; Bride's Given Name(s) DOROTHY A; District HAMILTON.
16. Digger - Edwardian Index. Victoria 1902-1913 (Version 2.21 Produced by
Macbeth Geneological Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd),
Year: 1906; Reg. Number: 18486. Surname: JACKA; Given Names: John Leslie;
Sex: M; Father: Edwin Knight; Mother: Elizth EBBOTT; Birth Place: FITZROY
17. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), Registration Number 6478/1936. Groom's
Surname JACKA; Groom's Given Name(s) JOHN LESLIE; Bride's Last Name at
Time of Marriage RATH; Bride's Given Name(s) SAIDEE MARY CATHERINE;
18. Digger - Edwardian Index. Victoria 1902-1913 (Version 2.21 Produced by
Macbeth Geneological Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd),
Year: 1909; Reg. Number: 782. Surname: JACKA; Given Names: Jos Edwin;
Event: B; Sex: M; Father: Edwin Knight; Mother: Elizth EBBOTT; Birth
19. Personal Data Stuart Jacka.
20. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), Registration Number 22470/1940. Groom's
Surname JACKA; Groom's Given Name(s) EDWIN JOSEPH; Bride's Last Name at
Time of Marriage NEWSOM; Bride's Given Name(s) MAUREEN; District SYDNEY.
21. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 21141/1942 ROBARDS HAROLD WILLIAM JACKA
ELIZABETH ALMA CHATSWOOD.
Recently I visited the Tresmeer cemetery, Cornwall in search of graves and came across the grave of Catherine Ebbott.
The headstone read
In Loving Memory of
of this Parish
who died 24th May 1902
Aged 85 years. Thy will be done
I was very excited when we located the grave, however I had to wait until I got home (to Australia) before I could figure out who Catherine Ebbott was she was the wife of my third great granduncle! It was the only grave in this parish church that I could find that had any connect to my family, there may have been others but after a while it becomes overwhelming trying to remember all the possible connections.
The mystery of Catherine Ebbott nee Mathew
Further Research revealed that Catherine was born in 1817 as Catherine Mathew and christened in 6 Apr 1817 in Tressmeer and lived there until she married Gregory Ebbot. Soon after the couple married they went to the USA. The following year after marriage they had their first child Caroline Ebbott, both mother and child returned possibly sometime in 1849 to England. Caroline may have been pregnant with her second child, Elizabeth Ann Ebbott (although I am unable to verify this) when she returned. It would appear that Gregory never returned to England.
In the 1851 Census Catherine is living with her parents and eldest daughter, Carolene who was 5 years old. Carolene was listed in the census as being born in America. Although Catherine is listed as married her husband is not present. Between 1861 and 1881 Cartherine is always listed as married but there is never a husband mentioned.
On 01/19/1854 there is a record of divorce proceedings for a Gregory Ebbot and Catherine Ebbot in Jefferson County, Wisconsin it was Gregory Ebbot, the plaintiff, who filed for divorce. The outcome of this application has not yet been researched yet, I am still waiting for a reply from the Dodge/Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society, Watertown, WI
In 1861 Census Catherine appears to be living by herself in the house next to her parents.
In 1871 Census Catherine is still listed as married but is living by herself and listed as an annuitant
In 1881 Census - Catherine is living by herself next to the Bluett family still married but still no husband list and she is listed as retired.
In 1891 Census Catherine is 73 Living On Her Own Means
In 1901 Census Visiting John & Elizabeth Fryan and listed as single.
Unfortunatley I have not been able to locate Gregory her husband until 1870 when there are two posibile candidates one living with the Ottawa, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States working as a farm labourer and living with the Bluett family. There is also a second Gregory Ebbott living in Sullivan, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States who has become a citizen of the US and farms a large property and has children with a woman Mary who is 30 years his junior.
Then the question is who/where is Catherines husband, I am presuming he was still alive as she is never listed as a widow? Does anyone recongnise this family or have any suggestions on how to approach the problem? Then question is who/where is Catherines husband, I am presuming he was still alive as she is never listed as a widow? Does anyone recongnise this family or have any suggestions on how to approach the problem?