Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Convict uniform as punishment

Jane IRWINAge: 5318151868

Name
Jane IRWIN
Given names
Jane
Surname
IRWIN
Married name
Jane GRIBBLE
Citation details: 27 March 2007
Text:

Email from Christine White 27 March, 2007.

Edited.

Until I check what's on Ancestry etc, here's some info re Edward Albert Elphick's grandmother - Bathsheba Friend.

FRIEND, Bathsheba B. 1815c; D. 3 August, 1887 Born Hawkhurst, Kent UK, died North Waratah, NSW.

Arrived aboard the 'Eleanor' on 21 August, 1841. Her immigration record noted that she was born in Hawkhurst; her parents were Thomas FRIEND and Phillis WOOLYER & were still alive; she was sponsored by Thomas Gore & Co; was in good health, but had been in quarantine during the voyage; could read and write her 'calling' was cook and her religion was Protestant.

She was accompanied by her 2 sons, Charles 5 years & William 1½ . Her first husband Richard ELPHICK died at sea during the voyage.

Also aboard the 'Eleanor' were Bathsheba's sister Rebecca, born 23 November, 1817, Hawkhurst, Kent and her husband, Henry Francis WOODGATE. Rebecca & Henry married at Hawkhurst. They are believed to have had one child, born approx 1840, Hawkhurst.

Children of Bathsheba Friend & Richard ELPHICK: 1.Charles ELPHICK, b abt 1836 Hawkhurst, UK; d 1903 Newcastle NSW. 2.William ELPHICK, b abt 1840 Hawkhurst, UK

More about William ELPHICK. Little is known about William's early life. It is known that he had a relationship with Mary Ann Gribble. A record of their marriage has not been located. They had 3 children: 1.Charles born about 1862 at Lachlan Diggings, NSW. 2.Richard Thomas (named for his 2 grandfathers) born at Cashmere Station, Qld 1868 and died the same year. 3.Bathsheba Jane (named for her 2 grandmothers) born 1869 at Cashmere Station, Qld.

William was a butcher by trade.

Mary Ann Gribble was born in 1844 at Wilberforce NSW. Her parents were convicts, Thomas Gribble and Jane Irwin.

Charles (eldest son of William Elphick & Mary Ann Gribble) married Sarah McNanley, 1884 in Brisbane. (The Qld BDM record 1884/B009319 records her name as Silby McNanley.) Sarah was born in Manchester UK 1863. Her parents were Felix McNanley and Sarah Watson who may have arrived in Australia via Moreton Bay.

Charles and Sarah eventually moved to Victoria where Charles worked in Melbourne for some time before moving to Gippsland where he worked in a coal mine before settling on a dairy farm outside Foster in South Gippsland where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had a total of 9 children, including Alice Bathsheba Elphick, born 1898.

Bathsheba Jane married James Thomas Rogers in 1889 at Mormanton, Qld. James was a Customs officer. They had one unnamed child in 1892, who died shortly after birth. It is not known if they had any other children.

More about Charles ELPHICK (son of Bathsheba FRIEND & Richard ELPHICK, b abt 1856). Charles died in 1903 aged about 47 years, in Newcastle and it is stated on his birth certificate that it was unknown whether he was married or had children. He was a butcher by trade. (Jan - I have a copy of Charles's death certificate on file - happy to send a copy if you'd like it. cw)

Bathsheba formed a relationship with Thomas Mead WELLER. No record of a marriage has been located.

Children of Thomas Mead WELLER and Bathsheba FRIEND: 1.Sarah L WELLER b 1843, Sydney; d 1843 Sydney. Baptised 22 November, 1843, St Matthews CoE, Windsor. 2.Henry WELLER, b 12 July 1844; Stoke Hill, NSW d 18 December, 1908, Sydney 3.Rebecca WELLER, b 1848; m Captain Henry BASTIANS (BDM Ref V18481174 33A/1848). 4.Thomas WELLER, b 1851, St Matthews Windsor NSW (BDM Ref V18511837 37A/1851)

NB: Another descendant has suggested that Bathsheba & Richard Elphick also had a 3rd son who did not accompany them to Australia. I cannot confirm this & I don't know their sources.

Bye for now, Chris

Birth about 1815
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names - Page 1354
Text:

Aged 19 when she arrived in Sydney in 1834.

Conviction 1833 (Age 18)
Citation details: 27 March 2007
Text:

Email from Christine White 27 March, 2007.

Edited.

Until I check what's on Ancestry etc, here's some info re Edward Albert Elphick's grandmother - Bathsheba Friend.

FRIEND, Bathsheba B. 1815c; D. 3 August, 1887 Born Hawkhurst, Kent UK, died North Waratah, NSW.

Arrived aboard the 'Eleanor' on 21 August, 1841. Her immigration record noted that she was born in Hawkhurst; her parents were Thomas FRIEND and Phillis WOOLYER & were still alive; she was sponsored by Thomas Gore & Co; was in good health, but had been in quarantine during the voyage; could read and write her 'calling' was cook and her religion was Protestant.

She was accompanied by her 2 sons, Charles 5 years & William 1½ . Her first husband Richard ELPHICK died at sea during the voyage.

Also aboard the 'Eleanor' were Bathsheba's sister Rebecca, born 23 November, 1817, Hawkhurst, Kent and her husband, Henry Francis WOODGATE. Rebecca & Henry married at Hawkhurst. They are believed to have had one child, born approx 1840, Hawkhurst.

Children of Bathsheba Friend & Richard ELPHICK: 1.Charles ELPHICK, b abt 1836 Hawkhurst, UK; d 1903 Newcastle NSW. 2.William ELPHICK, b abt 1840 Hawkhurst, UK

More about William ELPHICK. Little is known about William's early life. It is known that he had a relationship with Mary Ann Gribble. A record of their marriage has not been located. They had 3 children: 1.Charles born about 1862 at Lachlan Diggings, NSW. 2.Richard Thomas (named for his 2 grandfathers) born at Cashmere Station, Qld 1868 and died the same year. 3.Bathsheba Jane (named for her 2 grandmothers) born 1869 at Cashmere Station, Qld.

William was a butcher by trade.

Mary Ann Gribble was born in 1844 at Wilberforce NSW. Her parents were convicts, Thomas Gribble and Jane Irwin.

Charles (eldest son of William Elphick & Mary Ann Gribble) married Sarah McNanley, 1884 in Brisbane. (The Qld BDM record 1884/B009319 records her name as Silby McNanley.) Sarah was born in Manchester UK 1863. Her parents were Felix McNanley and Sarah Watson who may have arrived in Australia via Moreton Bay.

Charles and Sarah eventually moved to Victoria where Charles worked in Melbourne for some time before moving to Gippsland where he worked in a coal mine before settling on a dairy farm outside Foster in South Gippsland where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had a total of 9 children, including Alice Bathsheba Elphick, born 1898.

Bathsheba Jane married James Thomas Rogers in 1889 at Mormanton, Qld. James was a Customs officer. They had one unnamed child in 1892, who died shortly after birth. It is not known if they had any other children.

More about Charles ELPHICK (son of Bathsheba FRIEND & Richard ELPHICK, b abt 1856). Charles died in 1903 aged about 47 years, in Newcastle and it is stated on his birth certificate that it was unknown whether he was married or had children. He was a butcher by trade. (Jan - I have a copy of Charles's death certificate on file - happy to send a copy if you'd like it. cw)

Bathsheba formed a relationship with Thomas Mead WELLER. No record of a marriage has been located.

Children of Thomas Mead WELLER and Bathsheba FRIEND: 1.Sarah L WELLER b 1843, Sydney; d 1843 Sydney. Baptised 22 November, 1843, St Matthews CoE, Windsor. 2.Henry WELLER, b 12 July 1844; Stoke Hill, NSW d 18 December, 1908, Sydney 3.Rebecca WELLER, b 1848; m Captain Henry BASTIANS (BDM Ref V18481174 33A/1848). 4.Thomas WELLER, b 1851, St Matthews Windsor NSW (BDM Ref V18511837 37A/1851)

NB: Another descendant has suggested that Bathsheba & Richard Elphick also had a 3rd son who did not accompany them to Australia. I cannot confirm this & I don't know their sources.

Bye for now, Chris

Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names - Page 1354
Text:

Arrived in 1834 on board the Andromeda II (3). Convicted in Armagh in 1833 and was sentenced to Life for cow stealing.

Citation details: 1 June 2012
Text:

In part:

"“COUNTY ARMAGH ASSIZES. MONDAY – THIRD DAY. Jane Irwin, aged 18, was indicted for stealing two cows, the property of George M’Culloch, at Keadymore, on 4th May last. It appeared that the prosecutor was uncle to the prisoner, who, after having committed several depredations on the former, at length threatened to take his cows; that this threat she carried into effect on the morning of the day specified; she was making arrangements to have them butchered when overtaken, about five miles distant, by the prosecutor. The prisoner protested that stealing was not her intention; that she only wished to compel her uncle to support her, as her father and mother had turned her out of doors. The Jury found her guilty, and she was sentenced to be transported for life.” Source: Belfast News-Letter, 30 July 1833, p. 4."

Convict September 17, 1834 (Age 19)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: The Transports - Page 1
Note: Arrived from Cork on the Andromedia II (3) a ship of 408 tons under the command of Captain Benjamin Gales with Henry Kelsall as the surgeon.
Permission to Marry July 2, 1835 (Age 20)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convicts Permission to Marry - Page 533
Note: Records indicate that in 1835, Jane, a convict serving a life sentence for cow stealing, applied to Rev. William B. Ullathorne to marry John GRADY in Sydney. John GRADY was aged 33 at the time and had been granted a Ticket of Leave against his life sentence. Rev. Ullathorne refused permission to marry as, apparently Jane used the name Euen and there was no such name in the muster roll of the Andromeda, the ship on which she was transported. Permission was refused on 2 July 1835.
Permission to Marry 1837 (Age 22)
Note: Records indicate that in 1837, Jane, a convict serving a life sentence for cow stealing, applied to …
Permission to Marry June 3, 1837 (Age 22)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convicts Permission to Marry - Page 533
Note: Records indicate that in 1837, Jane, a convict serving a life sentence for cow stealing, applied to Rev. G.K. Rusden to marry Michael DUFFY in Maitland. Michael DUFFY was serving a life sentence and was aged 34 at the time. Rev. Rusden refused permission to marry as DUFFY was a prisoner for Life and employed by the Government.
Permission to Marry April 19, 1839 (Age 24)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convicts Permission to Marry - Page 533
Note: Records indicate that in 1839, Jane, a convict serving a life sentence for cow stealing, applied to Rev. John Rigney to marry Michael HOLAN in Wollongong. Michael HOLAN was stated as being born in the colony and aged 23 at the time. Rev. Rigney refused permission to marry as, apparently Jane falsely represented that she held a Ticket of Leave and that her sentence was for seven years only.
Ticket of Leave 1842 (Age 27)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names - Page 1354
Text:

Ticket of Leave No. 42/2639

Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Ann GRIBBLE
March 26, 1844 (Age 29)
Citation details: 27 March 2007
Text:

Email from Christine White 27 March, 2007.

Edited.

Until I check what's on Ancestry etc, here's some info re Edward Albert Elphick's grandmother - Bathsheba Friend.

FRIEND, Bathsheba B. 1815c; D. 3 August, 1887 Born Hawkhurst, Kent UK, died North Waratah, NSW.

Arrived aboard the 'Eleanor' on 21 August, 1841. Her immigration record noted that she was born in Hawkhurst; her parents were Thomas FRIEND and Phillis WOOLYER & were still alive; she was sponsored by Thomas Gore & Co; was in good health, but had been in quarantine during the voyage; could read and write her 'calling' was cook and her religion was Protestant.

She was accompanied by her 2 sons, Charles 5 years & William 1½ . Her first husband Richard ELPHICK died at sea during the voyage.

Also aboard the 'Eleanor' were Bathsheba's sister Rebecca, born 23 November, 1817, Hawkhurst, Kent and her husband, Henry Francis WOODGATE. Rebecca & Henry married at Hawkhurst. They are believed to have had one child, born approx 1840, Hawkhurst.

Children of Bathsheba Friend & Richard ELPHICK: 1.Charles ELPHICK, b abt 1836 Hawkhurst, UK; d 1903 Newcastle NSW. 2.William ELPHICK, b abt 1840 Hawkhurst, UK

More about William ELPHICK. Little is known about William's early life. It is known that he had a relationship with Mary Ann Gribble. A record of their marriage has not been located. They had 3 children: 1.Charles born about 1862 at Lachlan Diggings, NSW. 2.Richard Thomas (named for his 2 grandfathers) born at Cashmere Station, Qld 1868 and died the same year. 3.Bathsheba Jane (named for her 2 grandmothers) born 1869 at Cashmere Station, Qld.

William was a butcher by trade.

Mary Ann Gribble was born in 1844 at Wilberforce NSW. Her parents were convicts, Thomas Gribble and Jane Irwin.

Charles (eldest son of William Elphick & Mary Ann Gribble) married Sarah McNanley, 1884 in Brisbane. (The Qld BDM record 1884/B009319 records her name as Silby McNanley.) Sarah was born in Manchester UK 1863. Her parents were Felix McNanley and Sarah Watson who may have arrived in Australia via Moreton Bay.

Charles and Sarah eventually moved to Victoria where Charles worked in Melbourne for some time before moving to Gippsland where he worked in a coal mine before settling on a dairy farm outside Foster in South Gippsland where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had a total of 9 children, including Alice Bathsheba Elphick, born 1898.

Bathsheba Jane married James Thomas Rogers in 1889 at Mormanton, Qld. James was a Customs officer. They had one unnamed child in 1892, who died shortly after birth. It is not known if they had any other children.

More about Charles ELPHICK (son of Bathsheba FRIEND & Richard ELPHICK, b abt 1856). Charles died in 1903 aged about 47 years, in Newcastle and it is stated on his birth certificate that it was unknown whether he was married or had children. He was a butcher by trade. (Jan - I have a copy of Charles's death certificate on file - happy to send a copy if you'd like it. cw)

Bathsheba formed a relationship with Thomas Mead WELLER. No record of a marriage has been located.

Children of Thomas Mead WELLER and Bathsheba FRIEND: 1.Sarah L WELLER b 1843, Sydney; d 1843 Sydney. Baptised 22 November, 1843, St Matthews CoE, Windsor. 2.Henry WELLER, b 12 July 1844; Stoke Hill, NSW d 18 December, 1908, Sydney 3.Rebecca WELLER, b 1848; m Captain Henry BASTIANS (BDM Ref V18481174 33A/1848). 4.Thomas WELLER, b 1851, St Matthews Windsor NSW (BDM Ref V18511837 37A/1851)

NB: Another descendant has suggested that Bathsheba & Richard Elphick also had a 3rd son who did not accompany them to Australia. I cannot confirm this & I don't know their sources.

Bye for now, Chris

Citation details: V18441307 33A/1844 GRIBBLE MARY A THOMAS JANE --
Elphick-Bathsheba Jane
Elphick-Bathsheba Jane

Note: Image provided by Christine White.

Note: Her husband, William, stated at the time of the birth of her daughter Bathsheba, that Mary was born in Windsor, NSW.
Marriage licenseThomas GRIBBLEView this family
1846 (Age 31)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Permission to Marry - Page 533
Text:

Permission to marry was granted by Rev. J.C. Ewing of the Church of England, Wilberforce.

Note: Permission to marry was granted by Rev. J.C. Ewing of the Church of England, Wilberforce.
Birth of a son
#2
Thomas GRIBBLE
February 28, 1846 (Age 31)
Citation details: V18461306 33A/1846 GRIBBLE THOMAS THOMAS JANE --
Birth of a daughter
#3
Jane GRIBBLE
January 23, 1848 (Age 33)
Citation details: V18481309 33A/1848 GRIBBLE JANE THOMAS JANE --
Religious marriageThomas GRIBBLEView this family
May 15, 1848 (Age 33)
Address: Church of England
Citation details: V1848248 33B/1848 GRIBBLE THOMAS IRVIN JANE CM
Text:

The CM indicates information obtained from the old church records of the Church of England, Wilberforce. Note the name of Jane IRVIN and not IRWIN.

Quality of data: primary evidence
Gribble - Tomas and Irwin - Jane
Gribble - Tomas and Irwin - Jane

Note: Image kindly supplied by Yolonda Wyatt.

Note: Witnesses to the marriage were Henry Davis and Mary Coffee.
Baptism of a daughterMary Ann GRIBBLE
May 15, 1848 (Age 33)
Baptism of a sonThomas GRIBBLE
May 15, 1848 (Age 33)
Baptism of a daughterJane GRIBBLE
May 15, 1848 (Age 33)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Sarah GRIBBLE
May 5, 1849 (Age 34)

Citation details: V18492477 34A/1849 GRIBBLE SARAH THOMAS JANE --
Death of a daughterSarah GRIBBLE
December 31, 1849 (Age 34)

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V185058 36A/1850 GRIBBLE SARAH INFANT -- --
Court Case
Witness to sly grog selling
May 15, 1850 (Age 35)
Address: Police Court
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: 1 June 1850
Text:

NEWS FROM THE INTERIOR

(From our Correspondents.)

WINDSOR.

POLICE COURT. - Before J. S. Scarvell, Esq, J.P., John Panton, Esq., J,P., James Ascough, Esq., J.P., and Stephen Tuckerman, Esq., J.P. Sly Grog Selling. - Mrs. Maria Forrester, residing in George street, Windsor, shopkeeper, was brought up by summons to answer the above charge. The information charged her with having, on the 15th of May, sold rum to one Jane Gribble in less quantity than two gallons, contrary to the provisions of the Act 13 Vic. No. 29. For the prosecution the Chief Constable called Jane Gribble, who deposed that on the 15th May, she came into Windsor with her husband from Wilberforce, and went to Mrs. Forrester's to purchase some articles, and also to pay her 2s. 6d. which she owed Mrs. F, for some grog which she had had there previously ; that upon going into the shop, Mrs. Forrester pulled her husband into her bedroom which adjoins the shop, and bounced him into a chair, telling him he ought to be much flattered by the circumstance, as it waa not every man she allowed to come into lier bedroom, and that she was going to stand treat, which she did; that Mrs. F. then suggested the propriety of Mrs. Gribble standing treat, to which Mrs. G. consented; the rum was taken from under the bed in the said room; Mrs. G. paid 1s. for three glasses of rum, leaving 3d. over, which went in payment partly of an article which she immediately afterwards purchased; after the purchase Mrs. G. again stood treat, for which she paid a sixpence and a threepenny-bit; Mrs. Forrester suggested that Mrs. Gribble should again stand treat, and accordingly poured out three glasses of rum, but Mrs. G. finding that three glasses were enough for her, refused to take any more or to pay for her glass, but stated her willingness to pay for the two glasses; she then gave Mrs. Forrester a shilling, and demanded sixpence in change. This not suiting Mrs. F.'s ideas, she stuck to the shilling and would not give any change, which led to a dispute, and ended in Mrs. Gribble laying the present information. Thomas Gribble being called, corroborated the testimony of his wife, except as to the payment of money, he being as he stated, beastly drunk, and not able to recollect anything about the payment, except what his wife told him. He remembered distinctly, however, as to the rum being taken from under the bed, and both swore positively that there was not any other person came into the bedroom during the whole time, except a little girl to ask for a book. Mrs. Forrester, for her defence, called Sarah Williams, an aged veteran and servant to the defendant, who deposed that while the three parties, Thomas and Mrs. Gribble, and Mrs. Forrester, were in the bedroom together, she was sent by Mrs. F. to Doust's public-house, next door, three different times for two nobblers of brandy and a glass of rum, for which she paid each time, one of which payments was made in sixpence in coppers, and a three penny bit, and that she delivered the spirits by placing them on the table in the bedroom. Mr. Doust, landlord of the Macquatie Inn, Windsor, deposed as to having served the former witness on the day mentioned, three different times, with two nobblers of brandy, and one glass of rum, for which she paid him; this was early in the day, before 12 o'clock. Mrs. Forrester prayed, for a postponement of the case, in consequence of the absence of a witness whom she alleged to be material, but who was in Sydney. The Bench, after some consultation, and considering that Mrs. Forrester was not defended by, counsel, with the consent of the Chief Constable postponed the further hearing of the case until next Saturday week.

Note: THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 1 JUNE 1850
Birth of a daughter
#5
Sarah Ann GRIBBLE
February 18, 1854 (Age 39)
Citation details: V1854360 40/1854 GRIBBLE SARAH A THOMAS JANE --
Baptism of a daughterSarah Ann GRIBBLE
April 9, 1854 (Age 39)
Marriage of a childWilliam ELPHICKMary Ann GRIBBLEView this family
before 1862 (Age 47)

Birth of a grandson
#1
Charles ELPHICK
about 1862 (Age 47)
Address: Lachlan Diggings
Citation details: 27 March 2007
Text:

Email from Christine White 27 March, 2007.

Edited.

Until I check what's on Ancestry etc, here's some info re Edward Albert Elphick's grandmother - Bathsheba Friend.

FRIEND, Bathsheba B. 1815c; D. 3 August, 1887 Born Hawkhurst, Kent UK, died North Waratah, NSW.

Arrived aboard the 'Eleanor' on 21 August, 1841. Her immigration record noted that she was born in Hawkhurst; her parents were Thomas FRIEND and Phillis WOOLYER & were still alive; she was sponsored by Thomas Gore & Co; was in good health, but had been in quarantine during the voyage; could read and write her 'calling' was cook and her religion was Protestant.

She was accompanied by her 2 sons, Charles 5 years & William 1½ . Her first husband Richard ELPHICK died at sea during the voyage.

Also aboard the 'Eleanor' were Bathsheba's sister Rebecca, born 23 November, 1817, Hawkhurst, Kent and her husband, Henry Francis WOODGATE. Rebecca & Henry married at Hawkhurst. They are believed to have had one child, born approx 1840, Hawkhurst.

Children of Bathsheba Friend & Richard ELPHICK: 1.Charles ELPHICK, b abt 1836 Hawkhurst, UK; d 1903 Newcastle NSW. 2.William ELPHICK, b abt 1840 Hawkhurst, UK

More about William ELPHICK. Little is known about William's early life. It is known that he had a relationship with Mary Ann Gribble. A record of their marriage has not been located. They had 3 children: 1.Charles born about 1862 at Lachlan Diggings, NSW. 2.Richard Thomas (named for his 2 grandfathers) born at Cashmere Station, Qld 1868 and died the same year. 3.Bathsheba Jane (named for her 2 grandmothers) born 1869 at Cashmere Station, Qld.

William was a butcher by trade.

Mary Ann Gribble was born in 1844 at Wilberforce NSW. Her parents were convicts, Thomas Gribble and Jane Irwin.

Charles (eldest son of William Elphick & Mary Ann Gribble) married Sarah McNanley, 1884 in Brisbane. (The Qld BDM record 1884/B009319 records her name as Silby McNanley.) Sarah was born in Manchester UK 1863. Her parents were Felix McNanley and Sarah Watson who may have arrived in Australia via Moreton Bay.

Charles and Sarah eventually moved to Victoria where Charles worked in Melbourne for some time before moving to Gippsland where he worked in a coal mine before settling on a dairy farm outside Foster in South Gippsland where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had a total of 9 children, including Alice Bathsheba Elphick, born 1898.

Bathsheba Jane married James Thomas Rogers in 1889 at Mormanton, Qld. James was a Customs officer. They had one unnamed child in 1892, who died shortly after birth. It is not known if they had any other children.

More about Charles ELPHICK (son of Bathsheba FRIEND & Richard ELPHICK, b abt 1856). Charles died in 1903 aged about 47 years, in Newcastle and it is stated on his birth certificate that it was unknown whether he was married or had children. He was a butcher by trade. (Jan - I have a copy of Charles's death certificate on file - happy to send a copy if you'd like it. cw)

Bathsheba formed a relationship with Thomas Mead WELLER. No record of a marriage has been located.

Children of Thomas Mead WELLER and Bathsheba FRIEND: 1.Sarah L WELLER b 1843, Sydney; d 1843 Sydney. Baptised 22 November, 1843, St Matthews CoE, Windsor. 2.Henry WELLER, b 12 July 1844; Stoke Hill, NSW d 18 December, 1908, Sydney 3.Rebecca WELLER, b 1848; m Captain Henry BASTIANS (BDM Ref V18481174 33A/1848). 4.Thomas WELLER, b 1851, St Matthews Windsor NSW (BDM Ref V18511837 37A/1851)

NB: Another descendant has suggested that Bathsheba & Richard Elphick also had a 3rd son who did not accompany them to Australia. I cannot confirm this & I don't know their sources.

Bye for now, Chris

Death of a husbandThomas GRIBBLE
March 1862 (Age 47)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3606/1862 GRIBBLE THOMAS AGE 65 YEARS DIED GOULBURN GOULBURN
Committed for Trial
False Pretences
March 14, 1862 (Age 47)
Note: Transcript from:
Trial
False Pretences
March 29, 1862 (Age 47)
Address: Circuit Court
Note: Newspaper transcription provided by Yolonda Wyatt:
Acquittal
False Pretences
between March 29, 1862 and April 2, 1862 (Age 47)
Birth of a grandson
#2
Richard Thomas ELPHICK
about 1868 (on the date of death)
Address: Said to have been born at Cashmere Station on the Burdekin River.
Citation details: 27 March 2007
Text:

Email from Christine White 27 March, 2007.

Edited.

Until I check what's on Ancestry etc, here's some info re Edward Albert Elphick's grandmother - Bathsheba Friend.

FRIEND, Bathsheba B. 1815c; D. 3 August, 1887 Born Hawkhurst, Kent UK, died North Waratah, NSW.

Arrived aboard the 'Eleanor' on 21 August, 1841. Her immigration record noted that she was born in Hawkhurst; her parents were Thomas FRIEND and Phillis WOOLYER & were still alive; she was sponsored by Thomas Gore & Co; was in good health, but had been in quarantine during the voyage; could read and write her 'calling' was cook and her religion was Protestant.

She was accompanied by her 2 sons, Charles 5 years & William 1½ . Her first husband Richard ELPHICK died at sea during the voyage.

Also aboard the 'Eleanor' were Bathsheba's sister Rebecca, born 23 November, 1817, Hawkhurst, Kent and her husband, Henry Francis WOODGATE. Rebecca & Henry married at Hawkhurst. They are believed to have had one child, born approx 1840, Hawkhurst.

Children of Bathsheba Friend & Richard ELPHICK: 1.Charles ELPHICK, b abt 1836 Hawkhurst, UK; d 1903 Newcastle NSW. 2.William ELPHICK, b abt 1840 Hawkhurst, UK

More about William ELPHICK. Little is known about William's early life. It is known that he had a relationship with Mary Ann Gribble. A record of their marriage has not been located. They had 3 children: 1.Charles born about 1862 at Lachlan Diggings, NSW. 2.Richard Thomas (named for his 2 grandfathers) born at Cashmere Station, Qld 1868 and died the same year. 3.Bathsheba Jane (named for her 2 grandmothers) born 1869 at Cashmere Station, Qld.

William was a butcher by trade.

Mary Ann Gribble was born in 1844 at Wilberforce NSW. Her parents were convicts, Thomas Gribble and Jane Irwin.

Charles (eldest son of William Elphick & Mary Ann Gribble) married Sarah McNanley, 1884 in Brisbane. (The Qld BDM record 1884/B009319 records her name as Silby McNanley.) Sarah was born in Manchester UK 1863. Her parents were Felix McNanley and Sarah Watson who may have arrived in Australia via Moreton Bay.

Charles and Sarah eventually moved to Victoria where Charles worked in Melbourne for some time before moving to Gippsland where he worked in a coal mine before settling on a dairy farm outside Foster in South Gippsland where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had a total of 9 children, including Alice Bathsheba Elphick, born 1898.

Bathsheba Jane married James Thomas Rogers in 1889 at Mormanton, Qld. James was a Customs officer. They had one unnamed child in 1892, who died shortly after birth. It is not known if they had any other children.

More about Charles ELPHICK (son of Bathsheba FRIEND & Richard ELPHICK, b abt 1856). Charles died in 1903 aged about 47 years, in Newcastle and it is stated on his birth certificate that it was unknown whether he was married or had children. He was a butcher by trade. (Jan - I have a copy of Charles's death certificate on file - happy to send a copy if you'd like it. cw)

Bathsheba formed a relationship with Thomas Mead WELLER. No record of a marriage has been located.

Children of Thomas Mead WELLER and Bathsheba FRIEND: 1.Sarah L WELLER b 1843, Sydney; d 1843 Sydney. Baptised 22 November, 1843, St Matthews CoE, Windsor. 2.Henry WELLER, b 12 July 1844; Stoke Hill, NSW d 18 December, 1908, Sydney 3.Rebecca WELLER, b 1848; m Captain Henry BASTIANS (BDM Ref V18481174 33A/1848). 4.Thomas WELLER, b 1851, St Matthews Windsor NSW (BDM Ref V18511837 37A/1851)

NB: Another descendant has suggested that Bathsheba & Richard Elphick also had a 3rd son who did not accompany them to Australia. I cannot confirm this & I don't know their sources.

Bye for now, Chris

Citation details: 1868/C002752 Elphick Richard Thomas William Mary Ann Gribble
Note: There is some doubt about the fact that he was born at Cashmere Station. Apparently this was not est…
Death of a grandsonRichard Thomas ELPHICK
about 1868 (on the date of death)
Citation details: 27 March 2007
Text:

Email from Christine White 27 March, 2007.

Edited.

Until I check what's on Ancestry etc, here's some info re Edward Albert Elphick's grandmother - Bathsheba Friend.

FRIEND, Bathsheba B. 1815c; D. 3 August, 1887 Born Hawkhurst, Kent UK, died North Waratah, NSW.

Arrived aboard the 'Eleanor' on 21 August, 1841. Her immigration record noted that she was born in Hawkhurst; her parents were Thomas FRIEND and Phillis WOOLYER & were still alive; she was sponsored by Thomas Gore & Co; was in good health, but had been in quarantine during the voyage; could read and write her 'calling' was cook and her religion was Protestant.

She was accompanied by her 2 sons, Charles 5 years & William 1½ . Her first husband Richard ELPHICK died at sea during the voyage.

Also aboard the 'Eleanor' were Bathsheba's sister Rebecca, born 23 November, 1817, Hawkhurst, Kent and her husband, Henry Francis WOODGATE. Rebecca & Henry married at Hawkhurst. They are believed to have had one child, born approx 1840, Hawkhurst.

Children of Bathsheba Friend & Richard ELPHICK: 1.Charles ELPHICK, b abt 1836 Hawkhurst, UK; d 1903 Newcastle NSW. 2.William ELPHICK, b abt 1840 Hawkhurst, UK

More about William ELPHICK. Little is known about William's early life. It is known that he had a relationship with Mary Ann Gribble. A record of their marriage has not been located. They had 3 children: 1.Charles born about 1862 at Lachlan Diggings, NSW. 2.Richard Thomas (named for his 2 grandfathers) born at Cashmere Station, Qld 1868 and died the same year. 3.Bathsheba Jane (named for her 2 grandmothers) born 1869 at Cashmere Station, Qld.

William was a butcher by trade.

Mary Ann Gribble was born in 1844 at Wilberforce NSW. Her parents were convicts, Thomas Gribble and Jane Irwin.

Charles (eldest son of William Elphick & Mary Ann Gribble) married Sarah McNanley, 1884 in Brisbane. (The Qld BDM record 1884/B009319 records her name as Silby McNanley.) Sarah was born in Manchester UK 1863. Her parents were Felix McNanley and Sarah Watson who may have arrived in Australia via Moreton Bay.

Charles and Sarah eventually moved to Victoria where Charles worked in Melbourne for some time before moving to Gippsland where he worked in a coal mine before settling on a dairy farm outside Foster in South Gippsland where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had a total of 9 children, including Alice Bathsheba Elphick, born 1898.

Bathsheba Jane married James Thomas Rogers in 1889 at Mormanton, Qld. James was a Customs officer. They had one unnamed child in 1892, who died shortly after birth. It is not known if they had any other children.

More about Charles ELPHICK (son of Bathsheba FRIEND & Richard ELPHICK, b abt 1856). Charles died in 1903 aged about 47 years, in Newcastle and it is stated on his birth certificate that it was unknown whether he was married or had children. He was a butcher by trade. (Jan - I have a copy of Charles's death certificate on file - happy to send a copy if you'd like it. cw)

Bathsheba formed a relationship with Thomas Mead WELLER. No record of a marriage has been located.

Children of Thomas Mead WELLER and Bathsheba FRIEND: 1.Sarah L WELLER b 1843, Sydney; d 1843 Sydney. Baptised 22 November, 1843, St Matthews CoE, Windsor. 2.Henry WELLER, b 12 July 1844; Stoke Hill, NSW d 18 December, 1908, Sydney 3.Rebecca WELLER, b 1848; m Captain Henry BASTIANS (BDM Ref V18481174 33A/1848). 4.Thomas WELLER, b 1851, St Matthews Windsor NSW (BDM Ref V18511837 37A/1851)

NB: Another descendant has suggested that Bathsheba & Richard Elphick also had a 3rd son who did not accompany them to Australia. I cannot confirm this & I don't know their sources.

Bye for now, Chris

Citation details: 1868/C001130 Elphik Richard Thomas William Elphik Mary Ann Gribble
Death about 1868 (Age 53)
Citation details: 2834/1868 GRIBBLE JANE E AGE ABOUT 50 YEARS DIED BALRANALD BOURKE
Family with Thomas GRIBBLE - View this family
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Marriage: May 15, 1848Wilberforce, , New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
daughter
23 months
son
Thomas GRIBBLE
Birth: February 28, 1846 39 31Windsor, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1930Coonabarabran, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
daughter
15 months
daughter
5 years
daughter
Thomas GRIBBLE + Hester AVERY - View this family
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husband’s wife
Marriage: September 28, 1829Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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BirthThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
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Citation details: Convict Names - Page 1354
Text:

Aged 19 when she arrived in Sydney in 1834.

ConvictionEmails - Christine White
Citation details: 27 March 2007
Text:

Email from Christine White 27 March, 2007.

Edited.

Until I check what's on Ancestry etc, here's some info re Edward Albert Elphick's grandmother - Bathsheba Friend.

FRIEND, Bathsheba B. 1815c; D. 3 August, 1887 Born Hawkhurst, Kent UK, died North Waratah, NSW.

Arrived aboard the 'Eleanor' on 21 August, 1841. Her immigration record noted that she was born in Hawkhurst; her parents were Thomas FRIEND and Phillis WOOLYER & were still alive; she was sponsored by Thomas Gore & Co; was in good health, but had been in quarantine during the voyage; could read and write her 'calling' was cook and her religion was Protestant.

She was accompanied by her 2 sons, Charles 5 years & William 1½ . Her first husband Richard ELPHICK died at sea during the voyage.

Also aboard the 'Eleanor' were Bathsheba's sister Rebecca, born 23 November, 1817, Hawkhurst, Kent and her husband, Henry Francis WOODGATE. Rebecca & Henry married at Hawkhurst. They are believed to have had one child, born approx 1840, Hawkhurst.

Children of Bathsheba Friend & Richard ELPHICK: 1.Charles ELPHICK, b abt 1836 Hawkhurst, UK; d 1903 Newcastle NSW. 2.William ELPHICK, b abt 1840 Hawkhurst, UK

More about William ELPHICK. Little is known about William's early life. It is known that he had a relationship with Mary Ann Gribble. A record of their marriage has not been located. They had 3 children: 1.Charles born about 1862 at Lachlan Diggings, NSW. 2.Richard Thomas (named for his 2 grandfathers) born at Cashmere Station, Qld 1868 and died the same year. 3.Bathsheba Jane (named for her 2 grandmothers) born 1869 at Cashmere Station, Qld.

William was a butcher by trade.

Mary Ann Gribble was born in 1844 at Wilberforce NSW. Her parents were convicts, Thomas Gribble and Jane Irwin.

Charles (eldest son of William Elphick & Mary Ann Gribble) married Sarah McNanley, 1884 in Brisbane. (The Qld BDM record 1884/B009319 records her name as Silby McNanley.) Sarah was born in Manchester UK 1863. Her parents were Felix McNanley and Sarah Watson who may have arrived in Australia via Moreton Bay.

Charles and Sarah eventually moved to Victoria where Charles worked in Melbourne for some time before moving to Gippsland where he worked in a coal mine before settling on a dairy farm outside Foster in South Gippsland where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had a total of 9 children, including Alice Bathsheba Elphick, born 1898.

Bathsheba Jane married James Thomas Rogers in 1889 at Mormanton, Qld. James was a Customs officer. They had one unnamed child in 1892, who died shortly after birth. It is not known if they had any other children.

More about Charles ELPHICK (son of Bathsheba FRIEND & Richard ELPHICK, b abt 1856). Charles died in 1903 aged about 47 years, in Newcastle and it is stated on his birth certificate that it was unknown whether he was married or had children. He was a butcher by trade. (Jan - I have a copy of Charles's death certificate on file - happy to send a copy if you'd like it. cw)

Bathsheba formed a relationship with Thomas Mead WELLER. No record of a marriage has been located.

Children of Thomas Mead WELLER and Bathsheba FRIEND: 1.Sarah L WELLER b 1843, Sydney; d 1843 Sydney. Baptised 22 November, 1843, St Matthews CoE, Windsor. 2.Henry WELLER, b 12 July 1844; Stoke Hill, NSW d 18 December, 1908, Sydney 3.Rebecca WELLER, b 1848; m Captain Henry BASTIANS (BDM Ref V18481174 33A/1848). 4.Thomas WELLER, b 1851, St Matthews Windsor NSW (BDM Ref V18511837 37A/1851)

NB: Another descendant has suggested that Bathsheba & Richard Elphick also had a 3rd son who did not accompany them to Australia. I cannot confirm this & I don't know their sources.

Bye for now, Chris

ConvictThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
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Citation details: The Transports - Page 1
Permission to MarryThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
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Citation details: Convicts Permission to Marry - Page 533
Permission to MarryThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
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Citation details: Convicts Permission to Marry - Page 533
Permission to MarryThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
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Citation details: Convicts Permission to Marry - Page 533
Ticket of LeaveThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
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Citation details: Convict Names - Page 1354
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Ticket of Leave No. 42/2639

Marriage licenseThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
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Permission to marry was granted by Rev. J.C. Ewing of the Church of England, Wilberforce.

MarriageG - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: V1848248 33B/1848 GRIBBLE THOMAS IRVIN JANE CM
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The CM indicates information obtained from the old church records of the Church of England, Wilberforce. Note the name of Jane IRVIN and not IRWIN.

Quality of data: primary evidence
MarriageMarriage Certificate - Gribble - Irwin
Gribble - Tomas and Irwin - Jane
Gribble - Tomas and Irwin - Jane

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Court CaseNewspaper - Sydney Morning Herald
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: 1 June 1850
Text:

NEWS FROM THE INTERIOR

(From our Correspondents.)

WINDSOR.

POLICE COURT. - Before J. S. Scarvell, Esq, J.P., John Panton, Esq., J,P., James Ascough, Esq., J.P., and Stephen Tuckerman, Esq., J.P. Sly Grog Selling. - Mrs. Maria Forrester, residing in George street, Windsor, shopkeeper, was brought up by summons to answer the above charge. The information charged her with having, on the 15th of May, sold rum to one Jane Gribble in less quantity than two gallons, contrary to the provisions of the Act 13 Vic. No. 29. For the prosecution the Chief Constable called Jane Gribble, who deposed that on the 15th May, she came into Windsor with her husband from Wilberforce, and went to Mrs. Forrester's to purchase some articles, and also to pay her 2s. 6d. which she owed Mrs. F, for some grog which she had had there previously ; that upon going into the shop, Mrs. Forrester pulled her husband into her bedroom which adjoins the shop, and bounced him into a chair, telling him he ought to be much flattered by the circumstance, as it waa not every man she allowed to come into lier bedroom, and that she was going to stand treat, which she did; that Mrs. F. then suggested the propriety of Mrs. Gribble standing treat, to which Mrs. G. consented; the rum was taken from under the bed in the said room; Mrs. G. paid 1s. for three glasses of rum, leaving 3d. over, which went in payment partly of an article which she immediately afterwards purchased; after the purchase Mrs. G. again stood treat, for which she paid a sixpence and a threepenny-bit; Mrs. Forrester suggested that Mrs. Gribble should again stand treat, and accordingly poured out three glasses of rum, but Mrs. G. finding that three glasses were enough for her, refused to take any more or to pay for her glass, but stated her willingness to pay for the two glasses; she then gave Mrs. Forrester a shilling, and demanded sixpence in change. This not suiting Mrs. F.'s ideas, she stuck to the shilling and would not give any change, which led to a dispute, and ended in Mrs. Gribble laying the present information. Thomas Gribble being called, corroborated the testimony of his wife, except as to the payment of money, he being as he stated, beastly drunk, and not able to recollect anything about the payment, except what his wife told him. He remembered distinctly, however, as to the rum being taken from under the bed, and both swore positively that there was not any other person came into the bedroom during the whole time, except a little girl to ask for a book. Mrs. Forrester, for her defence, called Sarah Williams, an aged veteran and servant to the defendant, who deposed that while the three parties, Thomas and Mrs. Gribble, and Mrs. Forrester, were in the bedroom together, she was sent by Mrs. F. to Doust's public-house, next door, three different times for two nobblers of brandy and a glass of rum, for which she paid each time, one of which payments was made in sixpence in coppers, and a three penny bit, and that she delivered the spirits by placing them on the table in the bedroom. Mr. Doust, landlord of the Macquatie Inn, Windsor, deposed as to having served the former witness on the day mentioned, three different times, with two nobblers of brandy, and one glass of rum, for which she paid him; this was early in the day, before 12 o'clock. Mrs. Forrester prayed, for a postponement of the case, in consequence of the absence of a witness whom she alleged to be material, but who was in Sydney. The Bench, after some consultation, and considering that Mrs. Forrester was not defended by, counsel, with the consent of the Chief Constable postponed the further hearing of the case until next Saturday week.

NameEmails - Christine White
Citation details: 27 March 2007
Text:

Email from Christine White 27 March, 2007.

Edited.

Until I check what's on Ancestry etc, here's some info re Edward Albert Elphick's grandmother - Bathsheba Friend.

FRIEND, Bathsheba B. 1815c; D. 3 August, 1887 Born Hawkhurst, Kent UK, died North Waratah, NSW.

Arrived aboard the 'Eleanor' on 21 August, 1841. Her immigration record noted that she was born in Hawkhurst; her parents were Thomas FRIEND and Phillis WOOLYER & were still alive; she was sponsored by Thomas Gore & Co; was in good health, but had been in quarantine during the voyage; could read and write her 'calling' was cook and her religion was Protestant.

She was accompanied by her 2 sons, Charles 5 years & William 1½ . Her first husband Richard ELPHICK died at sea during the voyage.

Also aboard the 'Eleanor' were Bathsheba's sister Rebecca, born 23 November, 1817, Hawkhurst, Kent and her husband, Henry Francis WOODGATE. Rebecca & Henry married at Hawkhurst. They are believed to have had one child, born approx 1840, Hawkhurst.

Children of Bathsheba Friend & Richard ELPHICK: 1.Charles ELPHICK, b abt 1836 Hawkhurst, UK; d 1903 Newcastle NSW. 2.William ELPHICK, b abt 1840 Hawkhurst, UK

More about William ELPHICK. Little is known about William's early life. It is known that he had a relationship with Mary Ann Gribble. A record of their marriage has not been located. They had 3 children: 1.Charles born about 1862 at Lachlan Diggings, NSW. 2.Richard Thomas (named for his 2 grandfathers) born at Cashmere Station, Qld 1868 and died the same year. 3.Bathsheba Jane (named for her 2 grandmothers) born 1869 at Cashmere Station, Qld.

William was a butcher by trade.

Mary Ann Gribble was born in 1844 at Wilberforce NSW. Her parents were convicts, Thomas Gribble and Jane Irwin.

Charles (eldest son of William Elphick & Mary Ann Gribble) married Sarah McNanley, 1884 in Brisbane. (The Qld BDM record 1884/B009319 records her name as Silby McNanley.) Sarah was born in Manchester UK 1863. Her parents were Felix McNanley and Sarah Watson who may have arrived in Australia via Moreton Bay.

Charles and Sarah eventually moved to Victoria where Charles worked in Melbourne for some time before moving to Gippsland where he worked in a coal mine before settling on a dairy farm outside Foster in South Gippsland where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had a total of 9 children, including Alice Bathsheba Elphick, born 1898.

Bathsheba Jane married James Thomas Rogers in 1889 at Mormanton, Qld. James was a Customs officer. They had one unnamed child in 1892, who died shortly after birth. It is not known if they had any other children.

More about Charles ELPHICK (son of Bathsheba FRIEND & Richard ELPHICK, b abt 1856). Charles died in 1903 aged about 47 years, in Newcastle and it is stated on his birth certificate that it was unknown whether he was married or had children. He was a butcher by trade. (Jan - I have a copy of Charles's death certificate on file - happy to send a copy if you'd like it. cw)

Bathsheba formed a relationship with Thomas Mead WELLER. No record of a marriage has been located.

Children of Thomas Mead WELLER and Bathsheba FRIEND: 1.Sarah L WELLER b 1843, Sydney; d 1843 Sydney. Baptised 22 November, 1843, St Matthews CoE, Windsor. 2.Henry WELLER, b 12 July 1844; Stoke Hill, NSW d 18 December, 1908, Sydney 3.Rebecca WELLER, b 1848; m Captain Henry BASTIANS (BDM Ref V18481174 33A/1848). 4.Thomas WELLER, b 1851, St Matthews Windsor NSW (BDM Ref V18511837 37A/1851)

NB: Another descendant has suggested that Bathsheba & Richard Elphick also had a 3rd son who did not accompany them to Australia. I cannot confirm this & I don't know their sources.

Bye for now, Chris

DeathG - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 2834/1868 GRIBBLE JANE E AGE ABOUT 50 YEARS DIED BALRANALD BOURKE