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Nicole's migrating ancestors:

Paternal side migrated to South Australia:
Williams and Kennedy
Gardner and Patterson
Martin and Cobbledick
Adam

Maternal side migrated to Queensland (New South Wales?):
Aland and Clegg
Trevethan and McPherson
Terlier and Gray

Please let me know if you too are researching one of these migrating ancestors. To add, contribute, comment, contact David Coombe

Williams and Kennedy

Other Researchers: These two ancestors are the subject of a book "The Peninsula Pioneers, Fleurieu - Yorke - Eyre - Gibson, 1853 - 2003" subtitled "Mary Kennedy and Charles Williams and their Descendants" by Janet Williams, 2003, ISBN 0-9750379-0-0.  Information was also made available online courtesy Dianne Black, but web site no longer is active http://mywebsite.bigpond.com/tblack7/matilda.htm

Mary Kennedy (c. 1834-1907) was born in Moylemore, county Monaghan, Northern Ireland.  It is thought she migrated to Australia between 1847 and 1858.  She married Charles Williams in 1858 at the Normanville Hotel, Yankalilla, South Australia.
   Occupation: Domestic servant, midwife
   Died: 1907 Streaky Bay, SA

Charles (Oscar) Williams (1832-1922), farmer, was born in Sweden.  According to his obituary, "He lost his father when quite a small boy, and at the age of thirteen years, left his native country to follow a seafaring life, which occupation he followed until about twenty-one, when he landed in South Australia, arriving at Port Adelaide from Holland in the sailing vessel Catherine."  Research has so far failed to identify this ship, however a possibility is the 1853 arrival of "the barque Catherina, 373 tons, Lanners master, from Liverpool April 23rd. Passengers - Messrs Nesbett and Cockburn" - SA Register.
   Died: 1922 Streaky Bay, SA

Gardner and Patterson

According to the Biographical Index of South Australians, Andrew Gardner (c. 1845-1881) was a child when he migrated.  His parents John Gardner (1812-1870; policeman, farmer, carpenter) and Susan Patterson (1816-88) were born in Glasgow, Scotland and arrived in 1839 on the Welcome.  They died in Yankalilla.  Their son Andrew was born in South Australia and married Elizabeth Martin. 

Martin and Cobbledick

Elizabeth Martin (1853-1934) was born in Adelaide to Frederick Richard George Martin (1832 St Teath, Cornwall - 1906, Willunga, SA) and Mary Ann Cobbledick (b.c. 1826).  According to the Biographical Index of South Australians, Frederick and Mary married in St Teath, Cornwall on 11 May 1847.  Frederick was variously a slate dresser, miner and farmer.  The couple arrived in 1848 on the Bussorah Merchant.  The apparently conflicting Cobbledick entry in the Biographical Index of South Australians, puts Mary Ann arriving with her mother in 1854 on Sir Thomas Gresham.

*** Further research is needed here. ***

Adam

Theodora Adam (1908-1994) was born in London and migrated to Australia, with her sister Marie Adam, on the P&O Steamship Beltana, arriving in 1915.

Aland and Clegg

Robert Aland (1836-1904) was born in London and migrated on the San Francisco in 1853.  He married Margaret Clegg in Brisbane in 1856.  Robert owned an ironmonger business in Toowoomba and Warwick.  He was Toowoomba mayor in 1874 and 1875 and member of the Legislative Assembly 1881-93.

Margaret Clegg (1836-?) was born in Derryvullan parish, Fermanagh, Ireland.  She migrated to NSW on the United Kingdom in 1844 with her parents (James Clegg and Martha Graham) and 10 siblings.  James's occupation?  The family may have been in England earlier.

Note: Cannot find Cleggs in 1841 census.  {James (49), Martha (47), Elenor (24), Sarah (23), Anne (21), Martha (19), William (18), Rebecca (16), Mary (13), Elizabeth (12), Jane (10), Margaret (7), Joseph (5). Ages in 1844}

Trevethan and McPherson

Thomas Trevethan (1844-1891) migrated to Moreton Bay, now Queensland, on the Ramillies in 1855 with his siblings and mother Susanna.  Susanna brought her six youngest children: Henry 19, Susan(na) 18, Adolphus 16, Alfred 14, Thomas 12 and John 5.  (There were four older children - Maria, Richard, Celia and William - their earlier migrations are mentioned in trevethan.net.)  Thomas' father Richard, was a maltster in Cawsand, Rame, Cornwall, but had died before the 1851 census.

Thomas undertook an apprenticeship in Toowoomba, becoming a blacksmith then a coachbuilder.  He married Isabella McPherson in Queensland in 1869.  Two of their sons built Queensland's first car in 1902.  He was Toowoomba mayor in 1888.

Migrant ancestor: Susanna Trevethan, b. Millbrook, Devon, 1812?, Susanna Stephens
   Occupation: Straw bonnett maker (1851); late husband Richard was a maltster
   With son: Thomas Trevethan b. Maker, Devon, 1844
   Other researchers, sources: Ken Trevathan - www.trevethan.net/Australia.htm

Isabella McPherson (c.1847-?) is thought to have migrated to Moreton Bay on the Sabrina in 1855 with her parents and family from Inverness, Scotland.  Her father, Alexander McPherson was a farmer, aged 59 when they arrived.

Terlier and Gray

Paul Marcel Terlier (?-1953) is thought to have been born in Martigues, France.  He arrived in Victoria in 1887 on the "Natal", aged 11, with his mother Eudoxie Terlier (nee Paul).  She was a music teacher in Brisbane at least until 1897.  Paul became a dental surgeon in Ipswich and married Annie Simpson Gray in Brisbane in 1896.

Annie Simpson Gray (1877-1944) was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and migrated with her parents and family, possibly on the Duke of Athole in about 1882.  Her father ...