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Rev. Samuel KEEN 1818 Sth. Molton Devon - 1871 South Australia

Samuel KEEN b.05 Dec 1818 Sth. Molton Devon England d. 21 Jun 1871 Middleton Goolwa South Australia m. 06 Sep 1852 Chatham Nth. Devon England Sally INGERSON b. 10 Jan 1821 Barnstable Devon England d. 20 Feb 1906 Brompton South Australia.
7 children.
After his father's and brothers deaths at sea in 1823 Samuel and his mother were relegated to the poor house. They depended on Lord Fortescue of Castle Hill for money and coal. Evevidently they were in residence on the estate at Castle Hill and Samuel at the age of 6 was taken as a page boy to live at the manor. He subsequently became a footman and eventually a butler.
At this time he offered himself for the ministry and the Earl offered him a post with the Dowager Lady Fortescue at Weare Gifford near Bidford where he was able to study for the ministry as well as being employed by the Dowager. He also, as time permitted, preached at the local village on Sunday evenings.
At his own expense he spent half a year at Shebbear College and was instructed in theology by James Thorn. In 1848 he was received on trial to the ministry and was placed at South Devon Mission for two years. With further study, including a homeopathic course, he was accepted into full Connexion in 1852 and sent as a missionary to South Australia with an annual salary of 14 pounds. Before sailing he married Sally Ingerson and they departed on the "Lord Delaval" arriving in Melbourne Victoria in February 1853. He served for 19 years in South Australia, building churches and forming congregations.
Parents :
George KEEN and Prudence ?
A sailor who last sailed from Plymouth in 1823 with his sons ( except 5 year old Samuel) to Africa to obtain timber. He was never heard from again and is assumed to have been ship wrecked. His pennyless wife and son were relegated to the poor house as was the custom and depended on Lord Fortescue for money and coal.
William INGERSON 1794 - 1876 and Leticia SKINNER (They had 8 Children)
I have data on the Keen decendents in Australia.
Would like to find out about the sailor and his other sons.

Isaac COOMBE & Mary BROWN of Lewannick Cornwall UK 1781

Isaac COOMBE b. ? d ? m. 30 Jul 1781 Sth. Petherwin Cornwall UK Mary BROWN b. ? d. ?
Had 7 children :
1. Isaac Coombe b. 14 Oct 1783 Lewannick d. ? m ? issue ?
2. Mary Coombe b. 15 Apr 1785 Lewannick. d. ? m ? issue ?
3. John Coombe b. 07 Jul 1789 Lewannick d. 23 Jul 1789 Lewannick
4. John Coombe b. 11 Jul 1790 Lewannick Cornwall UK d. 10 Jun 1863 Lewannick Cornwall UK m. 30 Aug 1812 Lewannick Cornwall UK Jenny (Jane) SARGENT b. 1789 Talland Cornwall UK d.18 Mar 1881 Lewannick Cornwall UK parents Benedictus SARGENT and Sarah HICKS.
John and Jenny had 10 children.
5. Ann Coombe b. 29 Apr 1792 Lewannick d. ? m ? issue ?
6. Richard Coombe b. 27 Jan 1794 Lewannick d.1870 Launceston Cornwall UK
m. 21 May 1823 Launceston Cornwall UK Elizabeth LEE b. 1791 ? d.? issue ?
7.Jenny Coombe b. 14 Feb 1796 Launceston Cornwall d. ? m. / issue ?

I have data on the children and their descendants of John Coombe (Farmer-Sensus records 1841 Lewannick page 20) and Jenny Sargent. Some migrated to South Australia, Victoria and Queensland and set up one of the Coombe dynasties here in Australia.

I need help with the Cornwall end to push back the brick wall.
Researchers wishing Australian data then please ask. There is also another Coombe family ( at least) with a parrallel universe through South Australia. I have been given the data. Ask.

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Anthony TAYLOR of Torquay, England 1819 - 1878 Data ?

Anthony TAYLOR b. 1819 d. 06 May 1878 South Australia m. ? Eleanor ? b. ? d. 09 Apr 1907.
They had 8 children 2 in UK and 6 in Australia.
Anthony a farmer and Eleanor left Torquay, England sailing from Plymouth aboard "Fatima" a vessel of 521 tons and carrying 234 passangers on 8th February 1850. With sons William aged 4 and Anthony aged 2 they survived the trip arriving Adelaide 10th June 1850. They established themselves in Bowden and in 1851 Anthony along with Samuel Coombe and Mr. Rimes traveled by bullock dray to Bendigo gold diggings leaving their wives and families behind. The men found gold.
Anthony purchased 80 acres at Virginia and the family attended church firstly at Elim and then after that church closed, the bible christian church at Virginia.
In 1854 Anthony had "Calvengrove" built, one of the first stone homes in the district.
Anthony and Eleanor are burried in the Zoar Cemetery.South Australia.
I have some data on the children, grand children and G grand children and so on in Australia but would like some help with the roots in the UK.

William HOLMAN of London UK 1781 - Sep 1847

Vol 2 p 210 note of death.
William Holman b 21st sept 1781 d. West London 1847 married Mary Ann BOXLEY in 1808 St. Giles in the Field Cripplegate London England. Mary is the daughter of Thomas Boxley and Jane ? and was christened 29th Oct 1781 at St. Anne Soho Westminster London UK.

child 1 : George Boxley HOLMAN born 04 Jun 1811 London England UK Christened 23-7-1811 Old Church St. Pancras London UK.

Child 2 : Henry HOLMAN born 1816 London England UK.

Child 3 : Anne Agnes HOLMAN born ? London England

George Boxley HOLMAN
A Carpenter. 1851 Data Census Marylebone HO 107 1496 page 926. died 6th May 1886 at Hackney greater London and is burried at Abney Park Cemetery.
Married ? Sarah YOUNG born 1818 Marlow Devonshire UK d. ? Daughter of Henry YOUNG and Sarah ?
had three children :
1. Ann Agnes HOLMAN born 1838 Devonshire UK died 29 Dec 1899 ? married ? William PILE b ? d? issue ?
2. George HOLMAN b. 1842 d.? m.?
3. Alfred James HOLMAN b. Camden Middlesea England d.04 Jan 1885 Windsor NSW Australia. m.30 Nov 1876 Orange NSW Australia Sophia CUPITT b. 26 Mar 1845 ?. d. 08 Mar 1932 Windsor NSW Australia.
Alfred James Holman was a carpenter as was his father. He was born in Camden Town in the County of Middlesea and baptised at St. Pancras Church London and migrated to Australia in 1871. He married Sophia Cupit in Orange NSW in the Trinity Church Of England on 30th. November 1876. He was aged 28. Their first child was stillborn and after the birth of their second child they moved from Orange to Windsor and moved into one of the houses on the Cupit land in George Street. Alfred built addittional houses and replaced those built by his fatherinlaw.
"Cupitt house" can be seen today as it is a coffee shop last occupied by Nora Cupit nee McMahon, a teacher who taught grade three at Windsor Primary and had Jack Holman and his son Robert as pupils.
Alfred continued to work as a carpenter in the Windsor district but contracted typhoid from contaminated foundations of a house he was demolishing in the town and died shortly after in 1855 aged 36. Sophia was left with three children 4 years and under to raise.
It is noted that a school boy who sold her a load of fire wood for 2/6 stole a grindstone valued at 2/-. George PLATT pleaded guilty in the local court and was imprisoned for 7 days.
Hence our Holman line in Australia.

Henry HOLMAN
He married Lucy ?
and they had one child Emily HOLMAN born 1845.

Anne Agnes Holman
She died ? Muttaburra Queensland Australia.
Married 28 Jul 1842 Old Church St. Pancras London England UK John CANN b? died 18 Apr 1883 Mount Blackwood Victora Australia
They had 5 children :
1.John Kennedy CANN b. 14 Aug 1843 London England UK d.? m. Rebecca Olivia May PERRY 26 Mar 1869 St. Stephens Church Richmond Victoria Australia
2. William Henry Walter CANN b. 13 Aug 1845 London England UK
3. Jane Mary CANN b. 22 Nov 1847 London England UK
4. Anne Adelaide CANN b. 03 Sep 1850 Adelaide South Australia
5. Mary Charlotte CANN b. 11 Mar 1854 Richmond Victoria Australia.

The family set up at Blackwood Victoria. John Cann was a baker and initially had a bakery and then purchased an hotel. His son John was a blacksmaith and coachman and established a thriving coach business.

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