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NOTE: This page records information about people leaving Herefordshire to settle in Australia or New Zealand. My intention is to illustrate the very wide range of "emigration experience"; hopefully also to spur the reader to look for similar information regarding his or her own immigrant ancestor. It is not intended as an advertising medium for research interests, although of course inclusion in the list may result in further information being forthcoming as a consequence.
JONES, Charles - born 1819 Herefordshire, emigrated to Australia some time before 1848. He married Elizabeth TEAKLE in Victoria. We do not know the date he arrived in Australia, nor his parents names, and where in Herefordshire he was born.
Submitted 9th May 2007.
MORGAN née POWELL, Ann Maria - d/o Richard POWELL of Orleton, innkeeper and his wife Jane CARTWRIGHT bap Orleton 28 Aug 1810. Marr William Henry MORGAN aka Henry MORGAN of Mill St Ludlow, Salop and later London, gunsmith and beer retailer. She migrated from London to Melbourne, Vic, Australia with her 3 children Louisa, Alfred & Catherine on "Stratheden" arriving 15 May 1853. Remarried (bigamously?) Buninyong Vic 13 Nov 1854 Hans OLSON but had no issue. Died Landsborough Vic 28 Sep 1897 where she was buried with her daughter Louisa VENDY (formerly SVENSSON née MORGAN).
Submitted 6th August 2006.
STEELE, Sarah née JONES - b. 1808 arrived in Sydney June 1849 on the 'John Bright' with her two daughters Sarah Ann and Catherine and took up residence in Macquarie Street south. Sarah's husband Thomas had died at Ross, Herefordshire in 1835 and a daughter Elizabeth had died at Foy in 1836.
STEELE, Sarah Ann - b. 1831 at Foy, arrived in Sydney June 1849 on the 'John Bright' with her mother Sarah and sister Catherine. Sarah Ann married John James SALMON in 1852 in Sydney and they had 9 children. She died in Sydney in 1882.
STEELE, Catherine - b. 1833 at Ross, arrived in Sydney June 1849 on the 'John Bright' with her mother Sarah and sister Sarah Ann. She married John REDFERN born 1822 Rochdale, Lancashire in St. James Church Sydney in 1850. A son Thomas was born in 1851 then they moved to Melbourne where 3 daughters were born. Catherine died at South Yarra in 1867. John died at South Yarra in 1898.
Submitted 18th February 2006.
BATEMAN, Edward (born c.1818 Leominster) married 1848 at Ivington, Leominster, Hereford[shire] (according to child's birth cert) to Jane Elizabeth PRICE (born c.1828 Didley, St Devereaux, Herefordshire). Edward is listed as a farmer. Edward died in country Victoria, Australia in 1881 with stated age of 63 years and that he had been in Victoria, Australia for 28 years. As most of his 8 children were born in the surrounding Ballarat area, it would appear that he may have been goldmining. Jane died in 1872 aged 44 years. They are Jan's gg grandparents.
Submitted 7th December 2005.
MORRIS, John (1852-1938) - the son of John & Ann Maria MORRIS, was born in The Roundhouse in Lower Burton, less than a mile south of Eardisland, Herefordshire, in 1852. He was baptised 12 Dec 1852 in Eardisland and grew up at The Round House, a 12 acre farm in Lower Burton. John left his parents' farm in the mid 1870s and searched out work in the industrial region of South Wales. Here he married Welsh-born Martha PAYNE (1857-1901), the daughter of John PAYNE and Ann (née GOUGH) on 9 May 1875 in the Parish of St George, Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales. At the time, both were living in Ebbw Vale, in Monmouthshire where John worked as a labourer in 1875, but by 1877 he had become furnace-keeper in one of the local iron works. The couple emigrated to Australia in 1878 with their two young sons, John (2yrs) and William (1yr), aboard the wooden barque 'Highflyer'. They arrived in Maryborough, Queensland on 2 Dec 1878. By 1889 John and Martha had moved to the town of Howard where John worked as a storekeeper until retiring to Brisbane in 1926. Martha died in Howard in 1901 from anaemia and John then married his Danish housekeeper Fanny SUNDBY (1875-1970) in 1903. John died in Brisbane Hospital from prostate cancer in 1938. He had a total of 12 children by Martha and Fanny.
Submitted 27th June 2005.
LUCAS John - born 1857 Leominster: father Henry, mother Sarah BRIDGEWATER. Emigrated to Australia abt 1880; married Sarah GREGOR 27th January 1881 St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney NSW. 4 children: Annie Maria, Lily Australia Olive May, William H. (died as a child), John A.C. killed WWI France. John died 4th December 1925 at Moorebank NSW, buried South Head NSW Australia.
Submitted 8th February 2005.
WOODYATT, William - and his wife Mary Maria DAVIES and family emigrated to Brisbane, Australia, on ship: Queen of the Colonies, departing from London and arriving in Brisbane 20 Dec 1865. They were in Ludlow in 1841 and in 1851; he was a bookseller and stationer of High Street in Ludlow. He was born in Leigh, Worcestershire.
Submitted 27th November 2004.
OAKES, John - born Downton Hereford 1825 the son of Thomas OAKES and Lucy (née REA), sailed aboard the "Tasmania" in 1853 to join the Gold rush in Ballarat, Australia .
Submitted 20th October 2004.
STOKES, Agnes Emily - born 1891 'Stone House', Brampton Bryne (Brian), Herefordshire. Birth Reg. Knighton. Father William STOKES; Mother Jane STOKES nee GALLIERS. Married 14 Feb 1917 London to Fredrick William NEALE. Went to New Zealand on the ship 'Tainui' 3 Jan 1918. Died Wellington N.Z. 1961.
Submitted 30th September 2004.
WARING, Elizabeth - daughter of John WARING & Catherine CARVER eloped with James OWENS of Clyro Radnorshire in August 1852. They left England in September 1852 from Plymouth aboard the Rattler for Australia and arrived in Sydney in 6th January 1853. James did a variety of jobs but mainly working on the land. Possibly 12 children born to this couple. Elizabeth is next found in California possibly arriving in 1873 but here instead of being OWENS she is Elizabeth BEVANS. Have found a mention of seven of the children with her but no husband has been found yet. The eldest daughter Isabel remained in Australia where she married. Elizabeth died 70 years to the date she arrived in Australia - 6th January 1923 - and is buried in Gilroy, California as are five of her children. Elizabeth was 90 years of age. [Ed: this entry also included with Emigrants from Herefordshire to Colonial and British North America]
Submitted 21st September 2004.
DANIEL, Thomas - son of Thomas Daniel and Elizabeth MORGAN was sent as a convict to Tasmania in 1837 via ship Blenheim.
DANIEL, Thomas junior (the above Thomas's son) migrated to Australia
on the ship Edward Oliver, together with his uncles Edward and Henry,
sons of Thomas DANIEL and Elizabeth MORGAN (above)
and their two wives and children, arriving in Sydney on 24 Nov 1856.
Descendants of this family still get together annually at a reunion.
Note: The Submitter, Lyn Elgood is a gg-grand daughter of Edward DANIEL and his wife Mary.
Submitted 31st July 2004.
LEECH, Edward - Christened 11 Oct 1812 Wellington, Hereford. Departed Southampton 30 Oct 1854 aboard vessel Queen of England arrived Sydney Australia 9 Jan 1855 with wife Martha (nee THWAITES) and daughters Mary Jane b. abt 1853 and Anne b. abt 1854. Died Waterloo, NSW Australia. Edward is my GGGrandfather.
Submitted 17th April 2004.
LEWIS, John - b. 10 December 1852, Gogend Elton, Hereford and Salop, England. Son of Thomas LEWIS and Elizabeth PINCHES. Married Deptford, DUR 1873, mariner. (Wife Bridget McNAMEE). Coal miner at 1881 census. A Certificate of Discharge dated 17 May 1882 shows that John LEWIS had served as a seaman on the Britannic. Family General Assisted Immigrants per Bombay, arrived Sydney, NSW, Australia 5 June 1885, from Plymouth.
LEWIS, Charles - birth probably registered at Ludlow December quarter 1844. Arrived Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, as a free passenger, on the Western Monarch 27 March 1876. The ship had left London 9 December 1875. The shipping record gives his age as 30 years. On the 29 July 1878, Charles married Elizabeth KELLY at Nerang Creek, according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church. Charles was then a 33 year old farmer of Nerang Creek. His parents were named as Thomas LEWIS, farmer, and Elizabeth PINCHES. His place of birth was recorded as Helton[?] Herefordshire, England.
Submitted 19th March 2004.
POTTER, William John. Born Bosbury (prob late 1867 ?1864), died at sea in March 1956. Joined Royal Artillery in 1886. Married Henrietta GLOVER (widow) nee RIXSON Sept, 1892. Lived at Woolwich, Kent. Emigrated to Perth, Western Australia. Arrived in Fremantle aboard the Armadale on 10 June, 1913. Father of 8 children who survived to adulthood, possibly one other daughter who died ?in England. Died outside Southampton aboard Southern Cross en route to England.
Submitted 25th January 2004.
GWILLIAM, James - born Hereford (according to marriage cert)
married Sarah HUTT (born London). Both were of full age and married in
Christ Church, Geelong, Australia, 21 July 1853 James is listed as a labourer,
son of William GWILLIAM, also a labourer and Fanny (unknown).
Researcher's Note: GWILLIAM does seem to figure in Herefordshire but I have no further info to go on.
Submitted 12th October 2003.
ANDREWS, John - bap 1847. He arrived at Lyttleton 27 Dec 1874 on the Geraldine Paget. He was buried 1907 at Sydenham, New Zealand. Wagon Builder.
ANDREWS, Henry - bap. 1850. He arrived at Lyttleton 16 Dec 1874 on the Pleiades. He was buried 1901 at Sydenham, NZ. Butcher at Christchurch.
ANDREWS, George - bap. 1852. He was due to sail on the Cospatrick but missed the departure. A fire broke out on the Cospatrick and only 3 of the 473 onboard survived. He arrived at Lyttleton 27 Dec 1874 on the Geraldine Paget. He was buried 1920 at Christchurch, NZ. Butcher and member of Christchurch City Council.
ANDREWS, Digby - bap. 1855. Buried 1900 at Nelson, NZ. Publican.
All four were the children of William ANDREWS and Elizabeth MAYO, and baptized at Fownhope, Herefordshire.
Submitted 31st July 2003.
GODSALL, Richard, born 1837, son of John GODSALL and Mary BARBER of "The Elms" Farm in Much Cowarne in 1839, 1841 and 1851. Emigrated to Moreton Bay, Queensland, in the "Golden City", departing Queenstown, Ireland, December 1862. He settled in Toowoomba, where he became its most successful builder, and an alderman of the town. I (Gordon) am a descendant.
GODSALL, John, born about 1850, son of George GODSALL and Louisa Caroline JAMES of Much Cowarne (1841 & 1846), Burley Gate (1844), Upper Lucott (1851) and Ocle Pychard (1881). Emigrated to Moreton Bay date unknown. He joined his first-cousin Richard GODSALL in Toowoomba, and he managed Richard's business in 1885 after his cousins' death. No known descendants.
Submitted 30th June 2003.
LANE - Charles Edwin, b. 8 Apr 1866 at Peterchurch, HEF. Emigrated to Melbourne, Australia on the ship "Ormuz". Departed the Port of London 13 Oct 1887 and arrived Melbourne 19 Nov 1887, via Freemantle (14 Nov 1887).
LANE - Thomas, b. abt 1840 at Welsh Newton, HEF. Emigrated to Melbourne, Australia on the ship "Ormuz". Departed the Port of London 13 Oct 1887 and arrived Melbourne 19 Nov 1887, via Freemantle (14 Nov 1887). Thomas LANE is the Brother to Charles's Mother Anne Elizabeth LANE of Welsh Newton.
LANE - Charles Edwin, b. 8 Apr 1866 at Peterchurch, HEF. Emigrated from Australia, with Wife and 3 children, to South Africa about 1898, to the Johannesburg area.
LANE - Christina Souter, nee CROWE, b. 1866 at Taradale, Victoria, Australia; Wife to Charles Edwin LANE, b. 8 Apr 1866; Lived for a short time at Peterchurch HEF, with 3 children, Effie, Charles and Ronald during the Boer War of 1899 - 1902. After the war she returned to South Africa.
Submitted 19th February 2003.
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