Edna E Jobbins1

F, #40941, b. 1914
FatherThomas Edgerton Jobbins1 b. 1872
MotherPhoebe Florence Gorham1 b. 28 Feb 1878, d. 1 Apr 1967
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of Robert Mote

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1914Edna E Jobbins was born in 1914 at Junee, NSW, Australia.1
She was the daughter of Thomas Edgerton Jobbins and Phoebe Florence Gorham.1
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited26 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Junee; Year: 1914; Number: 29434.

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Ruby O Jobbins1

F, #40942, b. 1917
FatherThomas Edgerton Jobbins1 b. 1872
MotherPhoebe Florence Gorham1 b. 28 Feb 1878, d. 1 Apr 1967
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of Robert Mote

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1917Ruby O Jobbins was born in 1917 at Junee, NSW, Australia.1
She was the daughter of Thomas Edgerton Jobbins and Phoebe Florence Gorham.1
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited26 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Junee; Year: 1917; Number: 2500.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Alma Olive Percival1,2

F, #40943, b. 23 July 1911, d. 24 November 1986
FatherWilliam Percival1 b. 22 Sep 1878, d. 24 Jul 1964
MotherJane Gorham1 b. 15 Sep 1875, d. 28 Feb 1916
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Robert Mote

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth23 July 1911Alma Olive Percival was born on Sunday, 23 July 1911 at NSW, Australia.1
She was the daughter of William Percival and Jane Gorham.1
Death24 November 1986Alma Olive Percival died on Monday, 24 November 1986 at Australia at age 75.2

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1937As of 1937, her married name was Penfold.3
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited17 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Linda Burgess.
  2. [S558] Marion Earle, "William & Jane Percival," e-mail to Robert Mote, December 2005.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Marrickville; Year: 1937; Number: 12981.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

James Gorham1

M, #40944, b. 26 February 1846, d. 20 July 1928
FatherJames Gorham b. 1813, d. 20 Sep 1865
MotherJane Amelia Jarman b. 1814

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth26 February 1846James Gorham was born on Thursday, 26 February 1846 at Burrowa, NSW, Australia.1
He was the son of James Gorham and Jane Amelia Jarman.
Baptism29 March 1846James Gorham was baptized on Sunday, 29 March 1846 at Yass, NSW, Australia.1
Marriage17 April 1873James was married to Lydia Evans on Thursday, 17 April 1873 at St Johns Church of England, Burrowa, NSW, Australia.1
Death20 July 1928James Gorham died on Friday, 20 July 1928 at Gunnary, Burrowa, NSW, Australia, at age 82.1
Burial21 July 1928He was buried on 21 July 1928 at Church of England Cemetery, Burrowa, NSW, Australia.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
NicknameJames Gorham was more familiarly known as Kangaroo Jim.1

Family with

Lydia Evans b. 8 Jun 1851
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited16 Aug 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Linda Burgess.
  2. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Lydia Evans1

F, #40945, b. 8 June 1851

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth8 June 1851Lydia Evans was born on Sunday, 8 June 1851 at Little Plains, Burrowa, NSW, Australia.1
Marriage17 April 1873Lydia was married to James Gorham, son of James Gorham and Jane Amelia Jarman, on Thursday, 17 April 1873 at St Johns Church of England, Burrowa, NSW, Australia.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1873As of 17 April 1873, her married name was Gorham.1

Family with

James Gorham b. 26 Feb 1846, d. 20 Jul 1928
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited31 Jul 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Linda Burgess.
  2. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

James Gorham1

M, #40946, b. 1813, d. 20 September 1865
FatherHenry Gorham b. 1779, d. Jun 1833
MotherPhiladelphia Hills b. c 1790

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1813James Gorham was born in 1813 at Wittersham, Kent, England.2
He was the son of Henry Gorham and Philadelphia Hills.
Marriage21 April 1837James was married to Jane Amelia Jarman, daughter of Henry William Jarman and Sarah Creed, on Friday, 21 April 1837 at Wittersham, Kent.2
Death20 September 1865James Gorham died on Wednesday, 20 September 1865 at NSW, Australia.2
Burial23 September 1865He was buried on 23 September 1865 at the Cemetery, Burrowa, NSW, Australia.1

Voyages

DateDetails
26 March 1838James Gorham was a passenger aboard The Barque Westminster which sailed from Gravesend, Kent, England, on Monday, 26 March 1838 with 251 emigrants and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 27 June 1838. The Master was Alexander Molison and the Surgeon was Dr James Lawrence. There were 9 births and 10 deaths during the voyage.

A description of the voyage from Gravesend to Sydney by the Ship's Surgeon, James Lawrence.
The grand objects kept steadily in view during the whole of the voyage were the preservation of the Emigrants' health and the improvement of their minds. The means employed for effecting the first object were daily inspection of the people and of the ship, the utmost attention to cleaning, ventilation and to the victualling and clothing of the Emigrants; their comfort and medical treatment.
My mode of cleaning the berths and decks was by scraping and dry rubbing and then spreading with chloride of lime and sometimes vinegar. When within the tropics the lower deck was washed several times but all moisture was avoided as much as possible. In high latitudes the swing stoves were in constant use for the purpose of promoting warmth, dryness and a _______. Abundance of soap and water were allowed for each and the people were cleanly in their persons and happy. There were on board a good band of musicians who assembled on the poop at suitable times for the purpose of playing which promoted cheerfulness and _______ amusements.
The whole of the Emigrants were Protestant. Divine Service was performed every Sunday then closed with a sermon and religious tracts were distributed amongst all the Emigrants.
On the days the children who were able, amounting to 36 boys and 25 girls, attended school conducted by John Morgan, one of the Emigrants, under whom were seven teachers: four for the boys and three for the girls. They taught the children reading and writing and arithmetic very well.
They were also taught daily, the chief truths of the Christian religion by use of the catechisms and the senior classes became so perfect in their knowledge as not only to have committed the catechisms to memory but to have a clear understanding of them.
I took care before leaving England to be provided with an abundant supply of school books and I was most fortunate in having such a man as John Morgan for schoolmaster, for a more indefatigable, zealous teacher I have never met.
After the people had got over their sea sickness, there were very few days during the whole passage, although the latter part of it was very stormy; that the school was not regularly kept. It commenced at 10 o'clock a.m. and was dismissed at noon and met again at 2 p.m. and finished at four.
I also took to have on board a pretty good collection of books of such a description as I thought would interest the Emigrant and promote a taste for reading and enquiry amongst them such as voyages and travels - history of nations and work so elementary of different scientific subjects as to be easily comprehended. There were likewise on board from different sources a sufficiency of bibles and prayer books and other religious and moral books.
(Signed) James Lawrence, Surgeon.

Family with

Jane Amelia Jarman b. 1814
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited3 Jul 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Linda Burgess.
  2. [S527] Robert Coble, "The Coble Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, 2005.
  3. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Jane Amelia Jarman1

F, #40947, b. 1814
FatherHenry William Jarman b. 23 Sep 1787
MotherSarah Creed

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1814Jane Amelia Jarman was born in 1814 at Ewhurst, Sussex, England.1
She was the daughter of Henry William Jarman and Sarah Creed.
Marriage21 April 1837Jane Amelia was married to James Gorham, son of Henry Gorham and Philadelphia Hills, on Friday, 21 April 1837 at Wittersham, Kent, England.2

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married NameHer married name was Gorham.

Voyages

DateDetails
26 March 1838Jane Amelia Jarman was a passenger aboard The Barque Westminster which sailed from Gravesend, Kent, England, on Monday, 26 March 1838 with 251 emigrants and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 27 June 1838. The Master was Alexander Molison and the Surgeon was Dr James Lawrence. There were 9 births and 10 deaths during the voyage.

A description of the voyage from Gravesend to Sydney by the Ship's Surgeon, James Lawrence.
The grand objects kept steadily in view during the whole of the voyage were the preservation of the Emigrants' health and the improvement of their minds. The means employed for effecting the first object were daily inspection of the people and of the ship, the utmost attention to cleaning, ventilation and to the victualling and clothing of the Emigrants; their comfort and medical treatment.
My mode of cleaning the berths and decks was by scraping and dry rubbing and then spreading with chloride of lime and sometimes vinegar. When within the tropics the lower deck was washed several times but all moisture was avoided as much as possible. In high latitudes the swing stoves were in constant use for the purpose of promoting warmth, dryness and a _______. Abundance of soap and water were allowed for each and the people were cleanly in their persons and happy. There were on board a good band of musicians who assembled on the poop at suitable times for the purpose of playing which promoted cheerfulness and _______ amusements.
The whole of the Emigrants were Protestant. Divine Service was performed every Sunday then closed with a sermon and religious tracts were distributed amongst all the Emigrants.
On the days the children who were able, amounting to 36 boys and 25 girls, attended school conducted by John Morgan, one of the Emigrants, under whom were seven teachers: four for the boys and three for the girls. They taught the children reading and writing and arithmetic very well.
They were also taught daily, the chief truths of the Christian religion by use of the catechisms and the senior classes became so perfect in their knowledge as not only to have committed the catechisms to memory but to have a clear understanding of them.
I took care before leaving England to be provided with an abundant supply of school books and I was most fortunate in having such a man as John Morgan for schoolmaster, for a more indefatigable, zealous teacher I have never met.
After the people had got over their sea sickness, there were very few days during the whole passage, although the latter part of it was very stormy; that the school was not regularly kept. It commenced at 10 o'clock a.m. and was dismissed at noon and met again at 2 p.m. and finished at four.
I also took to have on board a pretty good collection of books of such a description as I thought would interest the Emigrant and promote a taste for reading and enquiry amongst them such as voyages and travels - history of nations and work so elementary of different scientific subjects as to be easily comprehended. There were likewise on board from different sources a sufficiency of bibles and prayer books and other religious and moral books.
(Signed) James Lawrence, Surgeon.

Family with

James Gorham b. 1813, d. 20 Sep 1865
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited18 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Linda Burgess.
  2. [S527] Robert Coble, "The Coble Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, 2005.
  3. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Henry Gorham1

M, #40948, b. 1779, d. June 1833

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Baptism1779Henry Gorham was baptized in 1779 at Fairlight, Sussex, England.1
Birth1779He was born in 1779 at Winterstowe Farm, Fairlight, Sussex, England.1
Marriage13 December 1812Henry was married to Philadelphia Hills on Sunday, 13 December 1812 at Pett, Sussex, England.1
DeathJune 1833Henry Gorham died in June 1833 at Malthouse Farm, Wittersham, Kent, England.1

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
OccupationHenry Gorham was a farmer.1

Family with

Philadelphia Hills b. c 1790
Child
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited29 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Philadelphia Hills1

F, #40949, b. circa 1790

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1790Philadelphia Hills was born circa 1790 at Sussex, England.1
Marriage13 December 1812Philadelphia was married to Henry Gorham on Sunday, 13 December 1812 at Pett, Sussex, England.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married NameHer married name was Gorham.

Family with

Henry Gorham b. 1779, d. Jun 1833
Child
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited29 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Hilda Gorham1

F, #40950, b. 18 October 1915, d. 12 September 1999
FatherJames Gorham1
MotherBlanche Maud Gorham1 b. 21 Sep 1891, d. 21 Jan 1989

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth18 October 1915Hilda Gorham was born on Monday, 18 October 1915 at Phils Creek, NSW, Australia.1
She was the daughter of James Gorham and Blanche Maud Gorham.1
Death12 September 1999Hilda Gorham died on Sunday, 12 September 1999 at age 83.2
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited31 Jul 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.
  2. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree submitted by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Vivian Gorham1

M, #40951, b. 14 October 1919
FatherJames Gorham1
MotherBlanche Maud Gorham1 b. 21 Sep 1891, d. 21 Jan 1989

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth14 October 1919Vivian Gorham was born on Tuesday, 14 October 1919 at Ivanhoe, Kennys Creek, Burrowa, NSW, Australia.1
He was the son of James Gorham and Blanche Maud Gorham.1
Marriage19 June 1948Vivian was married to an unidentified person on Saturday, 19 June 1948 at NSW, Australia.2

Family with

Child
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited31 Jul 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.
  2. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree submitted by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Thelma Jean Coble1

F, #40952, b. 11 June 1917, d. 21 February 1997

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth11 June 1917Thelma Jean Coble was born on Monday, 11 June 1917 at Australia.1
MarriageThelma Jean was married to Rupert Lysle Gorham, son of James Gorham and Blanche Maud Gorham, at Australia.
Death21 February 1997Thelma Jean Coble died on Friday, 21 February 1997 at age 79.2

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married NameHer married name was Gorham.
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited31 Jul 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.
  2. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree submitted by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Doreen Myrtle Perceval1

F, #40953, b. 5 October 1913, d. 21 October 1959
FatherReginald Perceval1 b. 1889, d. 13 Jul 1977
MotherSusannah Gorham1
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Robert Mote

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth5 October 1913Doreen Myrtle Perceval was born on Sunday, 5 October 1913 at Burrowa, NSW, Australia.1,2
She was the daughter of Reginald Perceval and Susannah Gorham.1
Death21 October 1959Doreen Myrtle Perceval died on Wednesday, 21 October 1959 at Marrickville, NSW, Australia, at age 46.1
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited13 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Burrowa; Year: 1913; Number: 43573.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Darcy Reginald Perceval1

M, #40954, b. 20 June 1916, d. 19 January 1942
FatherReginald Perceval1 b. 1889, d. 13 Jul 1977
MotherSusannah Gorham1
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Robert Mote

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth20 June 1916Darcy Reginald Perceval was born on Tuesday, 20 June 1916 at Burrowa, NSW, Australia.1,2
He was the son of Reginald Perceval and Susannah Gorham.1
Death19 January 1942Darcy Reginald Perceval died on Monday, 19 January 1942 at Malaya at age 25.1

Military Service

EventDateDetails
Milit-Beg16 April 1941Darcy Reginald Perceval began military service on 16 April 1941 at Paddington, NSW, Australia. His service number was NX72997.3
Milit-End19 January 1942He on 19 January 1942 at Malaya. He was a Private in 2/19 Australian Infantry Battalion.3
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited13 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Burrowa; Year: 1916; Number: 19521.
  3. [S342] WW II Roll, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Lancelot Gorham Perceval1

M, #40955, b. 7 May 1918, d. 12 August 1991
FatherReginald Perceval1 b. 1889, d. 13 Jul 1977
MotherSusannah Gorham1
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Robert Mote

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth7 May 1918Lancelot Gorham Perceval was born on Tuesday, 7 May 1918 at Burrowa, NSW, Australia.1,2
He was the son of Reginald Perceval and Susannah Gorham.1
Death12 August 1991Lancelot Gorham Perceval died on Monday, 12 August 1991 at Australia at age 73.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Name VariationLancelot Gorham Perceval was also known as Lance Gorham Perceval.3

Military Service

EventDateDetails
Milit-Beg26 June 1940Lancelot Gorham Perceval began military service on 26 June 1940 at Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. His service number was NX35795.3
Mil-ActionHe was a Prisoner of War.3
Milit-End18 February 1946He ended military service on 18 February 1946. He was a Private in 2/19 Battalion.3
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited13 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Burrowa; Year: 1918; Number: 23987.
  3. [S342] WW II Roll, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Charlotte Matilda Gorham1

F, #40956, b. 14 June 1893, d. 20 September 1958
FatherJames Gorham1 b. 26 Feb 1846, d. 20 Jul 1928
MotherLydia Evans1 b. 8 Jun 1851

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth14 June 1893Charlotte Matilda Gorham was born on Wednesday, 14 June 1893 at Gunnary Creek, NSW, Australia.1
She was the daughter of James Gorham and Lydia Evans.1
Marriage19 April 1916Charlotte Matilda was married to Frederick Isaac Edgerton on Wednesday, 19 April 1916 at NSW, Australia.1
Death20 September 1958Charlotte Matilda Gorham died on Saturday, 20 September 1958 at Young, NSW, Australia, at age 65.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1916As of 19 April 1916, her married name was Edgerton.1

Family with

Frederick Isaac Edgerton d. a 1961
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited3 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Frederick Isaac Edgerton1

M, #40957, d. after 1961

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthFrederick Isaac Edgerton was born at Rye Park, NSW, Australia.1
Marriage19 April 1916Frederick Isaac was married to Charlotte Matilda Gorham, daughter of James Gorham and Lydia Evans, on Wednesday, 19 April 1916 at NSW, Australia.1
Deathafter 1961Frederick Isaac Edgerton died after 1961 at Young, NSW, Australia.1

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
OccupationFrederick Isaac Edgerton was a farmer and a horse breeder/trainer.

Family with

Charlotte Matilda Gorham b. 14 Jun 1893, d. 20 Sep 1958
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited4 Apr 2006

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

The Barque Westminster

#40958

Description

DateDescription
The Barque Westminster was described as a Barque of 513 tons.1

Voyages

DateDetails
26 March 1838The Barque Westminster sailed from Gravesend, Kent, England, on Monday, 26 March 1838 with Jane Amelia Jarman, James Gorham, William Furrill, Susan Ann Percival, Mary Ann Ditton, Sarah Ann Furrill, Elizabeth Furrill and Jonathan Willis aboard with 251 emigrants and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 27 June 1838. The Master was Alexander Molison and the Surgeon was Dr James Lawrence. There were 9 births and 10 deaths during the voyage.

A description of the voyage from Gravesend to Sydney by the Ship's Surgeon, James Lawrence.
The grand objects kept steadily in view during the whole of the voyage were the preservation of the Emigrants' health and the improvement of their minds. The means employed for effecting the first object were daily inspection of the people and of the ship, the utmost attention to cleaning, ventilation and to the victualling and clothing of the Emigrants; their comfort and medical treatment.
My mode of cleaning the berths and decks was by scraping and dry rubbing and then spreading with chloride of lime and sometimes vinegar. When within the tropics the lower deck was washed several times but all moisture was avoided as much as possible. In high latitudes the swing stoves were in constant use for the purpose of promoting warmth, dryness and a _______. Abundance of soap and water were allowed for each and the people were cleanly in their persons and happy. There were on board a good band of musicians who assembled on the poop at suitable times for the purpose of playing which promoted cheerfulness and _______ amusements.
The whole of the Emigrants were Protestant. Divine Service was performed every Sunday then closed with a sermon and religious tracts were distributed amongst all the Emigrants.
On the days the children who were able, amounting to 36 boys and 25 girls, attended school conducted by John Morgan, one of the Emigrants, under whom were seven teachers: four for the boys and three for the girls. They taught the children reading and writing and arithmetic very well.
They were also taught daily, the chief truths of the Christian religion by use of the catechisms and the senior classes became so perfect in their knowledge as not only to have committed the catechisms to memory but to have a clear understanding of them.
I took care before leaving England to be provided with an abundant supply of school books and I was most fortunate in having such a man as John Morgan for schoolmaster, for a more indefatigable, zealous teacher I have never met.
After the people had got over their sea sickness, there were very few days during the whole passage, although the latter part of it was very stormy; that the school was not regularly kept. It commenced at 10 o'clock a.m. and was dismissed at noon and met again at 2 p.m. and finished at four.
I also took to have on board a pretty good collection of books of such a description as I thought would interest the Emigrant and promote a taste for reading and enquiry amongst them such as voyages and travels - history of nations and work so elementary of different scientific subjects as to be easily comprehended. There were likewise on board from different sources a sufficiency of bibles and prayer books and other religious and moral books.
(Signed) James Lawrence, Surgeon.
1839The Barque Westminster sailed from London, England, in 1839 and arrived in Port Phillip on 13 December 1839 and in Sydney, NSW on 7 January 1840.
1841The Barque Westminster sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England, in 1841 and arrived in Port Phillip, Australia on 30 July 1841.
Last Edited5 Dec 2009

Citations

  1. [S273] Rob Ryan, "Rob Ryan & Nita Crossley," e-mail to Robert Mote, 24 January 2002 +.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Colville Edgerton1

M, #40959, b. 13 June 1918, d. 6 February 1986
FatherFrederick Isaac Edgerton1 d. a 1961
MotherCharlotte Matilda Gorham1 b. 14 Jun 1893, d. 20 Sep 1958

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth13 June 1918Colville Edgerton was born on Thursday, 13 June 1918 at Rye Park, NSW, Australia.1
He was the son of Frederick Isaac Edgerton and Charlotte Matilda Gorham.1
Death6 February 1986Colville Edgerton died on Thursday, 6 February 1986 at Australia at age 67.1
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited3 Jul 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.

Elaine Edgerton1

F, #40960, b. 30 August 1920, d. 30 August 1950
FatherFrederick Isaac Edgerton1 d. a 1961
MotherCharlotte Matilda Gorham1 b. 14 Jun 1893, d. 20 Sep 1958

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth30 August 1920Elaine Edgerton was born on Monday, 30 August 1920 at Rye Park, NSW, Australia.1
She was the daughter of Frederick Isaac Edgerton and Charlotte Matilda Gorham.1
Death30 August 1950Elaine Edgerton died on Wednesday, 30 August 1950 at Australia at age 30.1
ChartsDescendant Chart - Henry Gorham
Last Edited3 Jul 2005

Citations

  1. [S384] Various Family Trees, online http://RootsWeb.com, Tree entered by Brad Gorham.

PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to validate data included on this web page I offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.