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WHITEHEAD Robert married Mary BEST 1845

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Robert WHITEHEAD and Mary Ann BEST were married in St James C of E in Melbourne, Victoria in 1845.

Robert and Mary Ann were married on the 23 April 1845 in the Parish of St James, Melbourne. The marriage was witnessed by Joseph WHITEHEAD and Elizabeth WHITEHEAD.

Robert WHITEHEAD came out from London to Australia on the Lord William Bentinck and arrived in Sydney, New South Wales, on the 22 March 1839.

Robert's death not located.

Mary died 1898 in Caramut, Victoria, aged 74 years. Parents recorded as David BEST and Elizabeth STONLEY.

Six children located Victorian records for Robert and Mary but there may be more.


Joseph David WHITEHEAD.
Born: 1846 Port Fairy, Victoria.
Died: 1934 Warrnambool, Victoria, aged 88 years.
Married: Emma BRAIM.
Year: 1872.
Place: Victoria.
See Post: Joseph WHITEHEAD married Emma BRAIM 1872.


Born: 1849 Spring Creek, Victoria.
Died: 1922 Warrnambool, Victoria, aged 74 years.


Born: 1852 Spring Creek, Victoria.
Died: 1936 Melbourne, Victoria, aged 84 years.
Married: John CAMERON.
Year: 1877.
Place: Victoria.


Elizabeth Ann WHITEHEAD.
Born: 1855 Belfast, Victoria.
Died: -


Born: 1857 Belfast, Victoria.
Born: 12 August 1857, Goodwood, Victoria.
Baptised: 04 March 1858.

Died: 1858 not recorded, Victoria, aged 19 months.


George Henry WHITEHEAD. *
Born: 1860 Goodmans Creek, Victoria.
Died: 1944 Warrnambool, Victoria, aged 84 years.

* Edward and George will not be located in the birth index because they were only recorded with the initial "M" meaning a male child. I worked out their names from the death records.


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria.

My thanks to familytreecircle member 'smcintosh' for the information appearing in red text.

Corrections and further details to help complete this family record would be appreciated. Thank you.

Updated 29 October 2011.

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on 2010-12-02 04:53:27

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by smcintosh on 2011-08-30 01:40:38

I have access to a certificate of Burial for Elizabeth Whitehead who died at Goodwood and was buried on 21 April 1867 at Jones Hill cemetery.
Robert and Mary Ann were married on the 23 April, 1845 in the parish of St James, melbourne. Hope this helps.

by smcintosh on 2011-08-30 01:54:10

I also noticed taht Robert and Mary Ann's marriage was witnessed by Joseph Whitehead and Elizabeth Whitehead so now i am unsure who the Elizabeth Whitehead was in burial certificate. Since the papers they are with belong to Robert Whitehead I would think daughter but I can't confirm that.

by smcintosh on 2011-08-30 02:01:29

I also have baptism certificate or a certificate that is titled: For name after registration of Birth performed by the minister of St Johns, Belfast for Edward, a male childer produced by Robert Whitehead and Mary Anne Whitehead declared to have been born at Goodwood on the 12th day of August, 1857. He was baptised on 4 March, 1958

by smcintosh on 2011-08-30 02:03:18

A little more information about Robert. He came by ship on the Lord William Bentinck, arrived in Sydney from London on 22 Mrch, 1839 with a servant.

by tonkin on 2011-08-30 07:47:53

Thank you for this extra information smcintosh.

I'm sure this will be a big help to others researching this family line. Every little bit helps.

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