Lucy Batman

F, #11361, b. 11 December 1826
FatherJohn Batman b. 21 Jan 1801, d. 6 May 1839
MotherElizabeth Thompson b. c 1803, d. a 1836

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth11 December 1826Lucy Batman was born on Monday, 11 December 1826 at Kingston, Launceston, TAS, Australia.
She was the daughter of John Batman and Elizabeth Thompson.
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

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Eliza Batman

F, #11362, b. 1 November 1827
FatherJohn Batman b. 21 Jan 1801, d. 6 May 1839
MotherElizabeth Thompson b. c 1803, d. a 1836

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1 November 1827Eliza Batman was born on Thursday, 1 November 1827 at Kingston, Launceston, TAS, Australia.
She was the daughter of John Batman and Elizabeth Thompson.
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

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Elizabeth Mary Batman

F, #11363, b. 25 September 1829
FatherJohn Batman b. 21 Jan 1801, d. 6 May 1839
MotherElizabeth Thompson b. c 1803, d. a 1836

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth25 September 1829Elizabeth Mary Batman was born on Friday, 25 September 1829 at Kingston, Launceston, TAS, Australia.
She was the daughter of John Batman and Elizabeth Thompson.
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

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Ellen Gray Batman

F, #11364, b. 10 April 1831
FatherJohn Batman b. 21 Jan 1801, d. 6 May 1839
MotherElizabeth Thompson b. c 1803, d. a 1836

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth10 April 1831Ellen Gray Batman was born on Sunday, 10 April 1831 at Kingston, Launceston, TAS, Australia.
She was the daughter of John Batman and Elizabeth Thompson.
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

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Adelaide Batman

F, #11365, b. 1833
FatherJohn Batman b. 21 Jan 1801, d. 6 May 1839
MotherElizabeth Thompson b. c 1803, d. a 1836

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1833Adelaide Batman was born in 1833 at Kingston, Launceston, TAS, Australia.
She was the daughter of John Batman and Elizabeth Thompson.
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

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Pelonamena Franc Darling Batman

F, #11366, b. 11 July 1834, d. 1859
FatherJohn Batman b. 21 Jan 1801, d. 6 May 1839
MotherElizabeth Thompson b. c 1803, d. a 1836

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth11 July 1834Pelonamena Franc Darling Batman was born on Friday, 11 July 1834 at Kingston, Launceston, TAS, Australia.
She was the daughter of John Batman and Elizabeth Thompson.
Death1859Pelonamena Franc Darling Batman died in 1859.
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

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John Charles Batman

M, #11367, b. 5 November 1836
FatherJohn Batman b. 21 Jan 1801, d. 6 May 1839
MotherElizabeth Thompson b. c 1803, d. a 1836

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth5 November 1836John Charles Batman was born on Saturday, 5 November 1836 at Kingston, Launceston, TAS, Australia.
He was the son of John Batman and Elizabeth Thompson.
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

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Mary Ann Elizabeth Batman

F, #11368, b. 9 March 1827
FatherHenry Batman b. 9 Mar 1803, d. 18 Oct 1839
MotherCatherine Sullivan

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth9 March 1827Mary Ann Elizabeth Batman was born on Friday, 9 March 1827 at Van Diemans Land.
She was the daughter of Henry Batman and Catherine Sullivan.
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Maria Batman

F, #11369
FatherHenry Batman b. 9 Mar 1803, d. 18 Oct 1839
MotherCatherine Elizabeth Dutton

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthMaria Batman was born.
She was the daughter of Henry Batman and Catherine Elizabeth Dutton.
Last Edited12 Aug 2000

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Eliza Batman

F, #11370
FatherHenry Batman b. 9 Mar 1803, d. 18 Oct 1839
MotherCatherine Elizabeth Dutton

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthEliza Batman was born.
She was the daughter of Henry Batman and Catherine Elizabeth Dutton.
Last Edited12 Aug 2000

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Lucy Batman

F, #11371
FatherHenry Batman b. 9 Mar 1803, d. 18 Oct 1839
MotherCatherine Elizabeth Dutton

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthLucy Batman was born.
She was the daughter of Henry Batman and Catherine Elizabeth Dutton.
Last Edited12 Aug 2000

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John Edward Bradfield

M, #11372, b. 1823 or 1824, d. 28 June 1902
Maria & John Bradfield
FatherRichard John Bradfield b. 14 Jun 1801, d. 1835
MotherAnn Bailey

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1821John Edward Bradfield was born in 1821 at UK.
Birth1823 or 1824He was born in 1823 or 1824 at Derry Hill, Chipperland, Wiltshire, England.1
He was the son of Richard John Bradfield and Ann Bailey.
Baptism24 October 1824John Edward Bradfield was baptized on Sunday, 24 October 1824 at England.
Marriage5 October 1846John Edward was married to Maria Crew, daughter of William Henry Crew and Susan Shepherd, on Monday, 5 October 1846 at Stepney, London, Middlesex, England.2
Death28 June 1902John Edward Bradfield died on Saturday, 28 June 1902 at Brisbane Street, Ipswich, QLD, Australia.3
Burialafter 28 June 1902He was buried after 28 June 1902 at Church of England Cemetery, Ipswich, QLD, Australia.3

Voyages

DateDetails
1856John Edward Bradfield was a passenger aboard The Ship New Great Britain which sailed from UK in 1856 and arrived at Moreton Bay, Australia on 12 January 1857.

Military Service

EventDateDetails
Mil-ActionJohn Edward Bradfield fought in the Crimean War.

Family with

Maria Crew b. 26 Mar 1828, d. 24 Aug 1917
Children
Last Edited15 Oct 2007

Citations

  1. [S339] A Crew Family in Canada, online http://MyFamily.com
  2. [S177] Jones Barton, "Crew Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, 26 August 2000.
  3. [S320] The Martin/Bird Families, online Web address nolonger valid --http://www.birdsinthetree.com
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Brisbane/Moreton Bay; Year: 1857; Number: 5352.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Ipswich; Year: 1859; Number: 8137.

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Maria Crew

F, #11373, b. 26 March 1828, d. 24 August 1917
Left to right - Ann Jane Crew (née Webb), William Henry Crew, Susan Pennell (née Crew), Maria Bradfield (née Crew). William, Susan & Maria are siblings.
FatherWilliam Henry Crew1 b. 11 Feb 1795
MotherSusan Shepherd1 b. 29 Dec 1799 or 29 Dec 1800, d. 14 Dec 1875

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth26 March 1828Maria Crew was born on Wednesday, 26 March 1828 at Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, England.1,2
She was the daughter of William Henry Crew and Susan Shepherd.1
Baptism1 August 1828Maria Crew was baptized on Friday, 1 August 1828 at St Leonards Church, Shoreditch, England.1
Marriage5 October 1846Maria was married to John Edward Bradfield, son of Richard John Bradfield and Ann Bailey, on Monday, 5 October 1846 at Stepney, London, Middlesex, England.1
Death24 August 1917Maria Crew died on Friday, 24 August 1917 at Queensland, Australia, at age 89.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1846As of 5 October 1846, her married name was Bradfield.

Voyages

DateDetails
1856Maria Crew was a passenger aboard The Ship New Great Britain which sailed from UK in 1856 and arrived at Moreton Bay, Australia on 12 January 1857.

Family with

John Edward Bradfield b. 1823 or 1824, d. 28 Jun 1902
Children
Last Edited26 Oct 2007

Citations

  1. [S177] Jones Barton, "Crew Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, 26 August 2000.
  2. [S698] Sandra Tongeman, "The Early Crew Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, July 2006.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Brisbane/Moreton Bay; Year: 1857; Number: 5352.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Ipswich; Year: 1859; Number: 8137.

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John Job Crew Bradfield

M, #11374, b. 26 December 1867, d. 23 September 1943
John Job Crew Bradfield
FatherJohn Edward Bradfield b. 1823 or 1824, d. 28 Jun 1902
MotherMaria Crew b. 26 Mar 1828, d. 24 Aug 1917

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth26 December 1867John Job Crew Bradfield was born on Thursday, 26 December 1867 at Sandgate, QLD, Australia.
He was the son of John Edward Bradfield and Maria Crew.
Marriage23 May 1891John Job Crew was married to Edith Jenkins, daughter of John Ventris Jenkins and Ann Jenkins, on Saturday, 23 May 1891 at Brisbane/Ipswich, QLD, Australia.
Marriage30 November 1935John Job Crew Bradfield witnessed the marriage of Dr. Stanley George Bradfield and Enid Agnes Graham Alt on 30 November 1935 at The Chapel of the Sydney Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney, NSW, Australia.1,2
Death23 September 1943John Job Crew Bradfield died on Thursday, 23 September 1943 at Gordon, NSW, Australia, at age 75.

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LabelDateDetails
ArticleHe was a foundation member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.
ArticleJOHN BRADFIELD
1867-1943
The engineer who altered the face of Sydney

     For more than fifty years Sydney has been symbolized by a majestic arch of steel - the Harbour Bridge. But the bridge is also the symbol of one man's daring imagination. Dr John Job Crew Bradfield spent years persuading reluctant governments and firing the enthusiasm of ordinary citizens to create the public support needed to make the massive project a reality. Fittingly the bridge road surface carries his name and every day tens of thousands of motorists make their crossing of the harbour by way of the Bradfield Highway, mostly unaware of the source of the name.
     Bradfield was born on Boxing Day 1867, at Sandgate in Queensland. His father, John Edward Bradfield, had fought in the Crimean War and arrived in Australia in 1857. Bradfield senior spent his working life as a labourer and the family was never affluent. The young Bradfield was first educated at North Ipswich State School and after winning a scholarship he transferred to Ipswich Grammar School. Top of his school in his final year, Bradfield won a Queensland government scholarship to attend Sydney University, one of only three such scholarships offered each year. At university he took a Bachelor of Engineering degree, graduating in 1889 with first class honours and winning the university medal. He returned to Brisbane and was employed as a draughtsman in the office of the Queensland government's chief railways engineer. But Bradfield was sacked in 1891 as part of government cost-cutting measures in response to the economic depression which had overtaken all the Australian colonies.
     Moving south, Bradfield found work with the New South Wales Department of Public Works. He was fortunate to be employed so quickly because in the same year he married Edith Jenkins and began a family which eventually grew to five sons and a daughter. He also commenced postgraduate studies at Sydney University, graduating as Master of Engineering with first class honours in 1896 and again winning the university medal. Along the way he helped found the Sydney University Engineering Society in 1895. President of the Society in 1903, he was already giving thought to a bridge across the harbour as he mentioned in his presidential address of that year.
     When a Royal Commission sat in 1909 to consider improvements to the city of Sydney and its suburbs, Bradfield put forward a scheme for an underground railway to his superiors in the Public Works Department. His initiative on this score eventually earned him the post of engineer in charge of the newly created Sydney Harbour Bridge and City Transit Branch of the Department. At last Bradfield was free to devote himself solely to planning the great improvements he envisaged to Sydney's transport system. To bring his ideas up to date the state government sent him on a world tour in 1914 to investigate contemporary trends in metropolitan railway construction.
     The next year Bradfield submitted to the government a Report on the Proposed Electric Railways of Sydney. The report discussed in detail the need to electrify the suburban rail network, construct an underground city railway and build a bridge across the harbour. His report prompted the government to pass the City and Suburban Railways Bill of 1915. The momentum for this development was choked by the growing crisis of the world war, and shortly after the bill was passed the Railway Commissioners announced that the electrification work would be postponed for five years because of the need to concentrate public funds on the war effort. Work on the city railway was halted in 1917 for the same reason.
     His vision seemingly at a dead-end, Bradfield shared his ideas on Sydney's transit needs with those attending Australia's first town planning conference held in Adelaide in October 1917. He told his audience that by 1950 Sydney could have a population of two and a quarter million people and that good planning dictated that a transport system to cope with this population should be built soon. At that time the city's population was less than one million. Bradfield argued that efficient, rapid urban transit schemes were most beneficial to ordinary people and that with the scheme he proposed 'there should be a more efficient service, reduction in working expenses, cheaper fares and quicker transit, thus enabling workers to reside further afield and enjoy fresh air and sunlight'.
     Over the next few years Bradfield took every opportunity to publicise his scheme in order to revive government support. He used magazine and press articles and public addresses to various conferences and meetings to win public opinion to his side. He scored a partial victory n February 1922 when work resumed on the city railway after the Railway Commissioners added their weight to Bradfield's appeals.
     Complete success came in October that year when the Nationalist government passed the Sydney Harbour Bridge Bill. The Minister for Public Works, R. T. Ball, paid special tribute to Bradfield when introducing the bill into parliament.

Mr Bradfield is looked upon not only in Australia, but in the engineering profession throughout the world, as one of the most competent men associated with bridge work, and I do not know of any man who could be better qualified to advise the government in regard to the design of the bridge.
     The government placed Bradfield in charge of devising a set of official designs within which tenders for building the bridge were to be confined. Bradfield was then given the task of selecting the successful tender from the six companies that put forward plans.
     Bradfield eventually recommended a design from the English firm Dorman, Long and Company which was priced at £4 217 722. This company already had steel fabricating works in Sydney so was well placed to meet the local content provisions in, the contract. Indeed the bridge was wholly fabricated at Milson's Point and its support piers were faced with Moruya granite using Nepean River sand and local cement. It was also entirely constructed by local labour, a fact which pleased the opposition Labor party.
     In 1924 Bradfield rounded off his academic awards when he took a Doctorate of Engineering from Sydney University. Not surprisingly his thesis was on 'The City and Suburban Electric Railway and the Sydney Harbour Bridge'.
Excavation work began on the bridge in January 1925 and then approaches and pylons were constructed. In June 1928 the arch was begun. Built from each shore, the span met in the middle in August 1930. During its progress Sydneysiders were fascinated by the steady expansion of the two sides and the engineering marvel accomplished when they finally met to form a single gracious curve. With the arch complete the much quicker job of hanging the deck of the bridge began.
     In January 1932 the contractors handed over the completed structure to the Department of Public Works. At this stage Bradfield supervised safety tests. In one spectacular test ninety-two railway locomotives were shunted onto the bridge, which withstood their combined weight of 8300 tonnes. A test of another kind took place on 16 March, three days before the official opening, when school children were given a special preview and 100000 of them crossed the bridge.
     Newspapers of the day estimated that one million people watched the opening ceremony on 19 March 1932 and that the suburbs of the city were deserted. Bradfield was with the official party as the governor, Sir Philip Came, named the bridge highway after him. The united pride felt by all Sydneysiders was expressed by The Labor Daily which said in its editorial:

Today is the day of days, when political differences forgotten, New South Wales unites in the glorification of Our Bridge, an added attraction to Our Harbour. The building of this gigantic bridge is just as much a national milestone as Anzac.

     His great work completed, Bradfield retired from the Public Works Department in July 1933. Running parallel with the bridge construction Bradfield had also overseen development of the city's underground railway, which began operation in 1926 with the opening of Museum and St James stations.
     Retirement for Bradfield meant a chance to shift the scene of his activities. In 1934 he became consultant engineer on a project to bridge the Brisbane River. Work began the following year and the Story Bridge was opened in 1940. He was also technical adviser to the builders of the Hornibrook Highway in south-east Queensland, as well as contributing to the planning of the University of Queensland's new campus at St Lucia.
     Bradfield died in September 1943. No other Australian has left so impressive a physical monument to celebrate his creative energies. The Harbour Bridge is a constant reminder of the enormous individual impact John Bradfield made on the appearance and development of modern Sydney.3

Education1889John Job Crew Bradfield received his Batchelor of Engineering Degree in 1889 at University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Occupationfrom 1889 to 1891He was a draftsman from 1889 to 1891 with the Queensland Railways, QLD, Australia.
Occupationfrom 1891 to 1909He was a draftsman from 1891 to 1909 with the New South Wales Department of Public Works.
Education1896He received his Master of Engineering Degree in 1896 at NSW.
Occupationfrom 1909 to 1913He was assistant engineer from 1909 to 1913 with the New South Wales Department of Public Works.
Occupationfrom 1913 to 1930He was chief engineer from 1913 to 1930 for the metropolitan railway construction but continued to represent the NSW Government in dealings with the contractorsand to supervise construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Awards1932He was awarded the Peter Nicol Russell Medal, Institution of Engineers, Australia in 1932.
Awards1933He was awarded the Kernot Memorial Medal, University of Melbourne in 1933.
Retirement1933He was retired in 1933 (an unknown value.)
Awards1934He was awarded the Telford Gold Medal, Institute of Civil Engineers, London in 1934.
Occupationfrom 1934 to 1940He was a consulting engineer for the building of the Story Bridge in Brisbane and was also a technical advisor to the constructors of the Hornibrook Highway near Brisbane. He also helped plan and design the St Lucia site of the University of Queensland. from 1934 to 1940.
Occupationfrom 1942 to 1943He was Deputy Chancellor, University of Sydney from 1942 to 1943.

Family with

Edith Jenkins b. 1869, d. 1954
Children
Last Edited3 Oct 2004

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: North Sydney; Year: 1935; Number: 18910.
  2. [S208] Certificate, marriage, Marriage Certificate for Stanley George Bradfield & Enid Agnes Alt.
  3. [S234] Ann Atkinson, Australian History, Page: 156.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: St Leonards; Year: 1892; Number: 32910.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: St Leonards; Year: 1893; Number: 33372.
  6. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Ashfield; Year: 1895; Number: 1289.
  7. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: St Leonards; Year: 1903; Number: 34137.
  8. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Chatswood; Year: 1911; Number: 2963.

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Edith Jenkins

F, #11375, b. 1869, d. 1954
Edith Bradfield (née Jenkins)
FatherJohn Ventris Jenkins b. 7 Oct 1834, d. 8 Oct 1918
MotherAnn Jenkins b. 6 Sep 1834, d. 9 Nov 1899

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1869Edith Jenkins was born in 1869 at Ipswich, QLD, Australia.
She was the daughter of John Ventris Jenkins and Ann Jenkins.
Marriage23 May 1891Edith was married to John Job Crew Bradfield, son of John Edward Bradfield and Maria Crew, on Saturday, 23 May 1891 at Brisbane/Ipswich, QLD, Australia.
Death1954Edith Jenkins died in 1954 at Gordon, NSW, Australia.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1891As of 23 May 1891, her married name was Bradfield.

Family with

John Job Crew Bradfield b. 26 Dec 1867, d. 23 Sep 1943
Children
Last Edited26 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: St Leonards; Year: 1892; Number: 32910.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: St Leonards; Year: 1893; Number: 33372.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Ashfield; Year: 1895; Number: 1289.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: St Leonards; Year: 1903; Number: 34137.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Chatswood; Year: 1911; Number: 2963.

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William Davis

M, #11376, b. 27 February 1826, d. 7 May 1903
FatherGeorge Davis b. c 1790, d. 6 Dec 1867
MotherMary Ann Lawrence b. 22 Jul 1786, d. 29 Aug 1889

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth27 February 1826William Davis was born on Monday, 27 February 1826 at South Creek, NSW, Australia.
He was the son of George Davis and Mary Ann Lawrence.
Marriage2 October 1843William was married to Bullman Mary, daughter of Thomas (or Daniel) Bullman and Mary Unknown, on Monday, 2 October 1843 at "Gounyan", near Yass, NSW, Australia.
Death7 May 1903William Davis died on Thursday, 7 May 1903 at Sutton, near Yass, NSW, Australia, at age 77.
BurialMay 1903He was buried in May 1903 at near Yass, NSW.

Family with

Bullman Mary b. 1822, d. 22 Sep 1906
Children
Last Edited12 Sep 2009

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Bullman Mary

F, #11377, b. 1822, d. 22 September 1906
FatherThomas (or Daniel) Bullman
MotherMary Unknown

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1822Bullman Mary was born in 1822 at Leeds, Lancashire, England.
She was the daughter of Thomas (or Daniel) Bullman and Mary Unknown.
Marriage2 October 1843Bullman was married to William Davis, son of George Davis and Mary Ann Lawrence, on Monday, 2 October 1843 at "Gounyan", near Yass, NSW, Australia.
Death22 September 1906Bullman Davis died on Saturday, 22 September 1906 at Gunning, NSW, Australia.
BurialSeptember 1906She was buried in September 1906 at Gounyan Cemetery, near Yass, NSW, Australia.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Name VariationBullman Mary was also known as Mary Swift-Bullman.
Married Name1843As of 2 October 1843, her married name was Davis.

Voyages

DateDetails
16 April 1835Bullman Mary was a passenger aboard The Ship Mary III which sailed from London, England, on Thursday, 16 April 1835 and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 6 September 1835. The Master was William Ascough and the Surgeon was John Inches.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
OccupationDecember 1835Bullman Mary was trained to be a housekeeper to Capt. John Gore (Goulburn) in December 1835.

Family with

William Davis b. 27 Feb 1826, d. 7 May 1903
Children
Last Edited19 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. [S845] Beryl May Pittman, From a Little Acorn.

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George Davis

M, #11378, b. circa 1790, d. 6 December 1867

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1790George Davis was born circa 1790 at Dorset, England.
Marriage3 February 1818George was married to Mary Ann Lawrence, daughter of John Butt and Elizabeth Unknown, on Tuesday, 3 February 1818 at St Phillip's Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Death6 December 1867George Davis died on Friday, 6 December 1867 at "Gounyan", near Yass, NSW, Australia.

Description

DateDescription
1813In 1813 George Davis was described as 5 ft 9 1/4 inches tall, sallow complexion, black hair and hazel eyes.1

Criminal Record

DatePlaceDetails
1813George Davis was sentenced to transportation for seven years for having been a crewmember of a smuggler's boat attempting to help French prisoners of war to escape to France. in 1813.1

Voyages

DateDetails
2 June 1813George Davis was a convict aboard The Ship Earl Spencer which sailed from England on Wednesday, 2 June 1813 and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 9 October 1813 under Master William Mitchell.

Family with

Mary Ann Lawrence b. 22 Jul 1786, d. 29 Aug 1889
Children
Last Edited12 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S845] Beryl May Pittman, From a Little Acorn.

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Mary Ann Lawrence

F, #11379, b. 22 July 1786, d. 29 August 1889
FatherJohn Butt
MotherElizabeth Unknown

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth22 July 1786Mary Ann Lawrence was born on Saturday, 22 July 1786 at Blandford, Dorset, England.1
She was the daughter of John Butt and Elizabeth Unknown.
Baptism2 August 1786Mary Ann Lawrence was baptized on Wednesday, 2 August 1786 at Dorset, England; by the Dissenting Minister.1
Marriage3 February 1818Mary Ann was married to George Davis on Tuesday, 3 February 1818 at St Phillip's Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Death1886Mary Ann Lawrence died in 1886 at Cooma, NSW, Australia.2
Death29 August 1889She died on Thursday, 29 August 1889 at "Gounyan", near Yass, NSW, Australia, at age 103.3

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Name Variation1786As of 1786, Mary Ann Lawrence was also known as Butt.
Married Name1818As of 3 February 1818, her married name was Davis.

Criminal Record

DatePlaceDetails
14 April 1813Mary Ann Lawrence was convicted of stealing as shown in the Dorchester Town Council records as follows:

Mary Lawrence, aged 22 years
at Summer Assize, held in Dorchester on Wednesday, 4th August 1813, committed by Walter Weston Esq., Mayor of Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.
Charged with feloniously stealing one watch, one watch chain and one watch key to the value of £5, the property of Thomas Courtin Esq.
Warrant dated 14th April 1813.


The Jail Register provides the following details:
Committed to prison on 14th April 1813, taken there on 15th April 1813.
Residded in Sutton Poyntz, was a servant, and a Widow.
Transported for 7 years, Conduct - orderly.
Discharged from prison 21 December 1813, put on board a ship "Broxbornebury" for New South Wales at Deptford.4

Voyages

DateDetails
22 February 1814Mary Ann Lawrence was a convict aboard The Ship Broxbornebury which sailed from England on Tuesday, 22 February 1814 and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 28 July 1814 under the Master Thomas Pitcher Jnr. The Broxbornebury left England in the company of the Surrey but were separated during the voyage. The surrey was stricken with a virulent form of typhus during her voyage and lost her Captain, Surgeon and many others. The Broxbournebury came upon the Surrey off the coast of Shoalhaven, NSW and put a crew aboard the stricken Surrey to bring her into Sydney.

Family with

George Davis b. c 1790, d. 6 Dec 1867
Children
Last Edited12 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S202] Beryl May Pittman, From a Little Acorn, Page: 15.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Cooma; Registration Year: 1886; Registration Number: 11403.
  3. [S202] Beryl May Pittman, From a Little Acorn, Page: 50.
  4. [S202] Beryl May Pittman, From a Little Acorn, Page: 16.

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John Butt

M, #11380

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
MarriageJohn was married to Elizabeth Unknown.

Family with

Elizabeth Unknown
Child
Last Edited15 Oct 1999

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