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Davidís migrating ancestors:
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James Coombe (b. 1811 Trebartha Village, North Hill, Cornwall), wife Jane Lean (b.c. 1811, Cornwall) and 6 Coombe children: Ellen (b.c. 1839), Jane Lean (b.c. 1840), Ann Lean (b.c. 1842), John Lean (b.c. 1843), James (b.c. 1845), Thomas (b. 1847). The family arrived in Port Adelaide on the Posthumous on 20 June 1849. For more details, see: James Coombe, Jane Lean and Descendants - from Cornwall to South Australia, 1849
The South Australian colony began on Kangaroo Island, near Adelaide, the first migrants arriving in July 1836. The fifteenth ship to arrive was the "South Australian". It arrived at Kangaroo Island on 22nd April 1837 under Captain Alexander Allen, with John Anthony as First Mate keeping the shipís log. John Anthony was born 1811, Rowden Farm, Yealmpton, Devon. He died in 1881.
Emma Sophia Liddon (b. 1819, Dawlish, Devon) was one of the passengers on that ship - along with Ann Liddon (her sister?) - and Emma and John Anthony married at Kangaroo Island the month after they arrived. She died in 1886.
John Anthony was well-known as wharfinger, boarding officer, harbour master, customs officer, post master and he ventured to the gold diggings (Victoria?).
Children: Emma Jane Anthony (1838-1909), Robert Anthony (1838-9), John Sheperd Anthony (1841-c.1915), Robert Hook Anthony (1843-94, is he the Robt Anthony captain of the Sedwell Jane in 1885?), George Liddon Anthony (1845-1908), Eliza Ann Anthony (1849-1908), Sarah Liddon Anthony (1852-?), Tom Charles Shepherd Anthony (1854-1909, proprietor of the Port Pirie Gazette and Areas News, also see Coombe Brothers) and Walter Liddon Anthony (1857-?).
William Andrew was born 1846 in Redruth Cornwall and died in Adelaide 1 Dec 1906. He married Mary James Crane (see below) on 9 March 1877. His obituary from the Advertiser follows: "Mr. William Andrew, of Black Forest, died early on Saturday, after a long illness. Mr. Andrew was sub-overseer of the Government Printing Office, where he served for nearly 30 years. He was born in January, 1846, at Redruth, Cornwall and came out to Brisbane in 1865. This was after having served his apprenticeship to the printing trade in his native town. After a varied experience in the eastern States, chiefly connected with newspaper work, ending with about three years' service on the staff of the Ovens and Murray "Advertiser," conducted by Mr. C. Richard Warren, who died recently, he came to South Australia and joined the "Register" office, leaving to enter the Government Printing Office, with which he was connected up to the time of his death. The deceased, who was held in the highest esteem, left a widow and five daughters and four sons, the eldest of whom is employed in the State service. The eldest brother of tha deceased, Mr. Thomas Andrew, who died three or four years ago, was official receiver; at Exeter, England, of which city he was (in 1881) elected mayor. He was the first Liberal to fill the mayoral chair. Another brother till his death, a few months, ago, held a high position in the British Treasury."
Children: Emily May Andrew (1877-1884), Ethel Christiana Andrew (1878-1954); Agnes Mary Andrew (1880-1881); Mary James "Queenie" Andrew (1881-1959); Horace Walpole Andrew (1882-1928); Agnes May Andrew (1884-?); Gertrude Andrew (1885-1915); Cecil Walpole Andrew (1888-1913); William Andrew (1889-1890); Jema Andrew (1891-?); Thomas Andrew (1893-?); Robert Crane Andrew (1894-?). He died on 1 December 1906 at Black Forest, Adelaide.
William Walpole Crane (b.c. 1818, Long Stratton, Norfolk) arrived in 1848 on the "Poictiers". In Adelaide in 1851 he married Christiana Jane James (b. 1823, Ludgvan, Cornwall). It appears she arrived in South Australia on the same ship, with her mother Mary and Ann James (her sister or grandmother?). William and Christiana had four children: William Walpole Crane (1852 - 1911), Mary James Crane (1853 - 1924), Rebecca Crane (1855 - ?) and Caroline Crane (1856 - ?).
John Johnston (b.c. 1851-54, Shetland Islands) is said to have arrived in Adelaide in 1874 on the "British Enterprise", as a sailor, aged in his 20s.
At age 13, Mary Ann Hamence (b. 1837, Ely, Cambridge) arrived in Port Adelaide with her father and siblings on the "Osceola" in 1851. William Morrish (b. 1834, Devon) arrived in Adelaide in 1854 on the "David Malcolm", aged about 20. They married in Adelaide in 1858. For more details, see: William Morrish, Mary Ann Hamence and their Descendants - from Devonshire and Cambridgeshire to South Australia 1850s
Migrating Ancestor: Edward Hamence, b. 1806, Sutton, Cambridgeshire. Edward married Mary Clarke in 1831 and had at least nine children. Mary died in 1850, prior to sailing, so Edward (44, agricultural labourer) came with his seven children (Emily 18, Abraham 16, William 15, Mary 13, Sarah 11, Thomas 9 and George 5). Edward married Mary Ann Custance in Adelaide in 1855, had two further children and died 1872, Brompton, SA. Coronerís Inquest.
William Edward Sexty (b. 1853, Lower House, Amberley, Sussex) arrived in Tamworth from England in early 1879. There he established his well-known pharmacy. He married Emily Swain, daughter of George Swain and Harriet Avard, in 1882. He died in Tamworth NSW in 1936.
George Swain (b. 1827,
Painswick, Gloucestershire, d. 1868, Tamworth NSW) was the son of Samuel
Swain and Patience Wright. Samuel was a convict, being sentenced in
1832 at the Gloucester Assizes to transportation for stealing a sheep.
He arrived in Sydney on the "Mary" in 1833. In 1838 his wife
and children were allowed to join him and he gained his ticket-of-leave three
years later. George married Harriet Avard in 1852 in Tamworth
NSW. By the end of that year, he was the licensee of the Moonbi
Inn. Major sources:
Harriet Avard (b. 1833, Kent, England) migrated to Sydney in 1838, aged 5, on the "Westminster ". She came with her farm labourer father William Thomas Avard age 30, her mother Elizabeth (28, nee Chandler), her siblings Jessie (8), Hannah (3) and Ann (10 months, who died on the voyage).
James George Tedder was born in 1862 at 8 Wellington St, Islington, London. It is thought he migrated to NSW in 1884. In 1885 he married Mary Jane Shmith, the daughter of Michael Mombauer Shmith and Maria Garrett. He died in Chatswood NSW in 1931.
Michel Schmidt was born 1825/26 in Prussia. He migrated from America in 1851/2. In Australia he was known as Michel Mombauer Shmith. He married Maria Garrett in 1855 at Kelso, near Bathurst NSW. They lived in and near Young, NSW. He died in 1872. For more, also see Michel Mombauer Shmith and Maria Garrett.
Maria Garrett was born in Ireland in about 1835. It is thought that she arrived in Sydney on the "Lady Peel" in 1849, aged 14, an Irish potato famine orphan from County Carlow. After the death of her first husband, Michael Shmith, she married Timothy Coleman in 1873. For more, also see Michel Mombauer Shmith and Maria Garrett.
Updated: 25 May 2016