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Jane Tolliday nee Curtis from Cambridge

Journal by MsMeridy

Jane Curtis was born in 1799. She was married to Nathaniel Tolliday.
and they had children Susan, John, Elizabeth, Christiana, William.

Nathaniel drowned in 1853 and Jane and her four children along with two spouses and three grand daughters migrated to Australia the following year.

John was married and he and his wife Sarah were accompanied by their two daughters. Whilst Elizabeth and her husband Charles had their infant daughter with them.

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

John and Susan were the same age according to a Census compiled so maybe they were twins. Or born very close together.

William married Priscilla Martha Barton 21st August 1862 in Ballarat.
They had ten children :- Nathaniel John born 1863, Christiana born 1865, William born 1867, Priscilla Martha born 1870, John born 1872, George William born 1874, Frederick Numa born 1876, Alfred Barton born 1879, Sarah Elizabeth born 1883, Alice born 1886.

William was born in 1837 in England and died 28th January 1887 at Allendale and buried at Creswick, Victoria.

John was married to Sarah Miles and had two daughters at the time of sailing, Fanny Sarah and Eva. They went on to have nine more children in Australia. Those children's names are:- John Robert, William Curtiss, Alfred John, Charles, Robert Porcher, Sarah Elizabeth, Ernest Montague, Jane Elizabeth and Albert. 7 sons and 4 daughters.

John Curtis Tolliday was born in 1827 in Cambridgeshire and died 14th August 1902 and is buried at the Ballarat New Cemetery.

Elizabeth was married to Charles Jonas Clark and they had a little girl named Jane on board when they travelled too. I am not sure how old she was, being called an infant, to me would mean she was born in the year they sailed namely 1854.

Christiana married Agnon Charles Numa on 9th August 1856 in Ballarat.

Jane died on August 10th 1886. She is buried at Smythesdale, Victoria. The family got together and a memorial plaque was placed at the gravesite.

I have written many journals on this Tolliday family and their descendants and they are listed and easy to find. I have also made a Tribal Page family tree. You are welcome to have a look at it if you wish.

Drop me a line and I will tell you how to gain access to the site.

Best of luck with your research.


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on 2007-05-09 09:30:50

MsMeridy , from Goorambat, Victoria, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2007. is researching the following names: TOLLIDAY, CLARK, MILES and 65 other(s).

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by landis on 2008-05-26 21:26:16

Hi my name is Lisa Cook. My mum is a Numa and I have just got interested in the family tree. She said to read your journels which were very interesting. I would love to look at the Tribal Page Family Tree. How do I go about doing this. Thankyou so much for your information on our family

by MsMeridy on 2008-05-27 17:43:26

The Tribal pages website is terrific. I have loaded the Tolliday family up there as well as the O'Donnell clan.

Go to www.tribalpages.com

Fill in tollidayfamily in the ID space at the right of the page.

This will take you to my page and you will see most of the information easily.

There is a password. Nathaniel...will open the site for you... to look around...it needs updating again.

I have journals and information here at FTC on the Numa family. The Tribal Page site doesn't show much on the Numas. I will try to update that soon.

Keep in touch.

Thanks for your kind words.


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