Myrtle Frances Lillian Cate1

F, b. circa 1900

Citations

  1. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Marriage 1925/5093     Myrtle Frances Lillian      Cate;      Norman George      Dick.

Georgina (Catherine) Catton1

F, b. July 1852, d. December 1937
  • Georgina (Catherine) Catton was born in July 1852. She was the daughter of John Catton and Sarah.1
  • Georgina (Catherine) Catton married William Tomlinson circa 1880.1
  • Georgina (Catherine) Catton died in December 1937 in Queensland at age 85.1
  • She was buried on 31 December 1937 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00K-0002.2

Child of Georgina (Catherine) Catton and William Tomlinson

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1938     C971     Georgiana Catherine     Tomlinson;     John Catton ;     Sarah -.
  2. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php

Emily Augusta Caudwell1,2

F, b. 1866, d. 1922

Child of Emily Augusta Caudwell and Francis Walter Aberhart

Citations

  1. A Kiwi Adams finding his Roots! - Graeme Adams, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kiwiadams/…
  2. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Marriage 1899/2808 Emily Augusta      Caudwell;      Francis Walker      Aberhart.
  3. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Death 1922/1547     Aberhart      Emily Augusta ;     56Y.
  4. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Birth 1906/7495     Aberhart      Norman Francis Vesey ;     Emily Augusta;     Francis Walter.

Gladys Isabell Caust1

F, b. circa 1910

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1934/C4584     Spies     Victor William;     Caust     Gladys Isabell.
  2. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com

Margaret Cavendish1

F, b. circa 1725
  • Margaret Cavendish was born circa 1725. She was the daughter of Sir Henry Cavandish.1
  • Margaret Cavendish married John Cossart, son of Pierre Cossart and Elizabeth Perdriau, on 9 November 1755 in St Anne, Dublin, Ireland. John's occupation on the marriage record was given as Esquire.1

Children of Margaret Cavendish and John Cossart

Citations

  1. Irish Genealogy, online http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, Marriage Records.
  2. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Edward Otto Cedergreen1

M, b. circa 1905

Citations

  1. Merv Johnson, "E-mail Merv Johnson," e-mail to Audrey, Various dates 2009, Email re Mary (Kingston) and Henry Thorne.

Alice Chadwick1

F, b. 26 May 1853, d. 19 July 1917
  • Alice Chadwick was born on 26 May 1853 in London, England.1
  • At the age of 21 years, 1 month and 3 days, Alice Chadwick married Silas Clothier on 29 June 1874 in Brunswick, Victoria.1
  • At the age of 26 years, Alice Chadwick married Maxwell McKee in 1880.1
  • Alice Chadwick died on 19 July 1917 in Sydney, New South Wales, at age 64.1

Children of Alice Chadwick and Silas Clothier

Citations

  1. Christine Meyers, "E-mail Christine Meyers," e-mail to Audrey, 5 July 2010.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Births 4388/1875       CLOTHIER JOHN WILLIAM ; SILAS ;       ALICE ; NEWTOWN.

Elizabeth Chaffe1

F, b. circa 1775
  • Elizabeth Chaffe was born circa 1775.1
  • Elizabeth Chaffe married Thomas Chambers in 1803 in Yealmpton, Devon.1,2

Child of Elizabeth Chaffe and Thomas Chambers

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No      C052221.
  2. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No M052221.

Adeliade Chambers1

F, b. 1900

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1900/C5582      Adelaide     Chambers;     Thomas;     Louisa Shorten.

Albert Stanley Chambers1,2

M, b. 1901, d. 1955
  • Albert Stanley Chambers was born in 1901 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales.1
  • He was the son of Allan Richard Chambers and Roseline Johnston.1
  • At the age of 29 years, Albert Stanley Chambers married Ethel F Forrester in 1930 in Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales.3
  • Albert Stanley Chambers died in 1955 in Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales.2

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 14223/1901 CHAMBERS ALBERT S; ALLAN R ; ROSELINE      ;MARRICKVILLE.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death 1243/1955       CHAMBERS ALBERT STANLEY; ALAN RICHARD ; ROSE; BURWOOD.
  3. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriage 2685/1930 CHAMBERS ALBERT S ; FORRESTER ETHEL F ;       BURWOOD.

Alfred Chambers1

M, b. 1891, d. 1980

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1891/C5905      Alfred     Chambers     ;William Thomas     ;Elizabeth McDowell.
  2. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1980/1076      Alfred     Chambers;     William Thomas     ;Elizabeth.

Allan Richard Chambers1

M, b. circa 1870, d. 1930
  • Allan Richard Chambers was born circa 1870. He was the son of Julia and Richard CHAMBERS.1
  • Allan Richard Chambers married Roseline Johnston, daughter of George Johnston and Margaret Ann McMahon, in 1889 in Robertson, New South Wales. During their marriage Allan and Roselyn moved around NSW many times.1
  • Allan Richard Chambers died in 1930 in Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales.2

Children of Allan Richard Chambers and Roseline Johnston

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriage 4109/1889 CHAMBERS ALLAN R ; JOHNSTON ROSILINE;       ROBERTSON.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death 8449/1930       CHAMBERS ALLAN R RICHARD ; JULIA ; BURWOOD.
  3. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 30565/1890 CHAMBERS GEORGE R ; ALLAN R ; ROSELINE ; ROBERTSON.
  4. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 9828/1892       CHAMBERS AMY M ; ALLAN R ; ROSALINE ; CAMPBELLTOWN.
  5. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 36623/1894       CHAMBERS RONALD A ; ALLAN R ; ROSELINE ; WAVERLEY.
  6. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 22862/1898 CHAMBERS PERCIVAL W ; ALLAN R; ROSELINE ;      MARRICKVILLE.
  7. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 14223/1901 CHAMBERS ALBERT S; ALLAN R ; ROSELINE      ;MARRICKVILLE.
  8. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 22201/1903      CHAMBERS ROSALYN M J ; ALLAN R ; ROSELINE ;LISMORE.
  9. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 25444/1907       CHAMBERS VIOLET E ; ALLAN R ; ROSELINE ; LISMORE.
  10. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 5162/1910 CHAMBERS LAWRENCE N ; ALLAN R ; ROSELINE ;      LISMORE.
  11. J Powell, "E-mail - Judith Powell," e-mail to Audrey, 25 Sep 2011.

Amy M Chambers1

F, b. 1892

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 9828/1892       CHAMBERS AMY M ; ALLAN R ; ROSALINE ; CAMPBELLTOWN.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriage 1142/1917 HUMPHREYS JOHN G ; CHAMBERS       AMY M ;      ASHFIELD.

Ann Chambers1

F, b. 27 May 1855, d. 1 April 1932
  • Ann Chambers was christened on 27 May 1855 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.2
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Ann Chambers was living in the household of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones in Church Lane, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. Sampson is shown as a 34 year old coal miner, born Bradley living with his wife Jane aged 27 born Bloxwich and their children, all born Bloxwich - Ellen aged 8, Ann aged 6 and Eliza aged 1. The family lived next door to Jane's sister Ann and her husband James Taylor. Jane's parents John and Ann Jones lived on the other side of the Taylors.3
  • On 24 November 1868,Ann Chambers's mother, Jane Jones died in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England, at age 36. Her death certificate shows she was 36 years old, the wife of Sampson Chambers a coal miner, and died from a strangulated hernia. Sampson was present when she died and he signed the certificate with his X mark.4,5
  • On 3 April 1870,Ann Chambers's father, Sampson Chambers died in 2 Court Dartmouth Street, Aston, Warwick, England, at age 44. According to his death certificate he was a 44 year old coal miner who died from ulceration of his stomach which he had suffered from for 18 months, and an intestinal obstruction for three days before his death. The death certificate was signed by Ann Middleton (with her X mark) and was registered on 6 April 1870.6,7
  • Ann Chambers appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 34 Ba... Inn, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Ann as the 25 year old head of the household born Bloxwich, occupation barmaid. She was living with Mariah Harrison, a servant,18 from Walsall and Samual Smith 24 (female) from Grats Green Warwick, a domestic servant.8
  • She appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Duddeston, Aston. She is shown as 35 years old. Her younger sister Emma aged 23 was possibly living with her.9
  • She appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Aston, Staffordshire. shown as being born Bloxwich, 44 years old, and working in a grocery shop. According to notes written by a relation of William Kingston (in 1960's) Ann had a shop in Aston so perhaps she owned or managed the grocery shop.10,11
  • She and Charles Muller appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in 115 Fores Road, Aston Manor, Warwickshire. Ann is shown as a 43 year old single grocery shop owner born Bloxwich. She is living with her nephew Charles Muller is shown as a 14 year old railway clerk born Warwich, Birmingham. Also boarding with them is Alice Hollinghead, a 38 year old mat maker (blind), born Birmingham.12
  • Ann Chambers appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.13
  • On 28 December 1914 Emma Chambers wrote to Minnie Miller "I have been afraid your cousin Charlie and Austin would be called (into the army) but until now they are at home" and "Of course I have heard from them all. Aunt Annie Charlie, Alice and baby were all going to Aunt Eliza's so I know they would have a good time of it." and "you would laugh if you saw cousin Charlie's baby. He is a monster. Your Auntie Annie has ruined him of course. You will of heard she reared your cousin Charlie. I was going to put little Charile of course we used to call him that & even now make mistake. His baby is called Keith. I bet you have never heard of that name before, one of Auntie Annies chosing so we have to like that name wether we do or not."14
  • Ann Chambers died on 1 April 1932 in Staffordshire at age 76.15
  • She was buried on 6 April 1932 in Uplands Cemetery, Smethwick, Staffordshire. Ann's burial card reads "In Loving Memory of Ann Chambers who entered unto rest on April 1st, 1932. Aged 76 years. Interred at Uplands Cemetery, Smethwick, April 6th, 1932."16

Citations

  1. John Eadie, "The Life of Christ", Given to Sampson and signed: Birmingham March 21, 1883 Sampson Chambers A fond rememberance of his sister Annie.
  2. Kenneth Chambers, "E-mail Kenneth Chambers," e-mail to Audrey, 6 Sep 2002.
  3. Ancestry.co.uk, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1861 Walsall Foreigh RG 9/2012.
  4. Microfiche; unknown film, Oct, Nov, Dec Quarter 1868, Jane 36 Walsall 6B 381.
  5. Jane Chambers (Jones), Death Certificate of Jane Chambers.
  6. Microfiche; unknown film, Jun Quarter 1870, Sampson, 44 Aston 6D 154.
  7. Sampson Chambers, Death Certificate Sampson Chambers.
  8. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Family History Library Film 1341713 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 2980 / 76 Page Number 16.
  9. British Census 1901, online http://www.1901censusonline.com/, ANN CHAMBERS     35     Duddeston, Aston; EMMA CHAMBERS     24     Duddeston, Aston.
  10. British Census 1901, online http://www.1901censusonline.com/
  11. Merv Johnson, "E-mail Merv Johnson," e-mail to Audrey, Various dates 2009, 23 August 2009.
  12. Ancestry.co.uk, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1901 Aston Manor Warwickshire.
  13. British Census 1911, online http://www.1911census.co.uk/
  14. Letter, Emma Chambers to Minnie Chambers, 28/12/1914.
  15. Ann Chambers Funeral Service Card; unknown repository.
  16. Ann Chambers Funeral Service Card; unknown repository, Photocopy Allan Miller.

Catherine Chambers1

F, b. 15 March 1833

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, C021981.

Catherine Chambers1

F, b. circa 1863
  • Catherine Chambers was born circa 1863 in St Mawes, Cornwall.1
  • She was the daughter of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.1
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Catherine Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 41 year old Greenwich pensioner, living with his 41 year old wife Elizabeth and their children: George 15; Thomas 11; Catherine 8; Inceldon 6 and Edward 3. All of the children were scholars and the entire family was born in St Mawes.2
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Catherine Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.1

Citations

  1. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.
  2. Cornwall Census Project 1871, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.

Edith Mary Chambers1

F, b. 22 September 1897, d. 31 December 1969

Minnie Chambers aged 19 years. Taken c 1916.
Minnie (Edith Mary Chambers) and Harry Miller
Minnie Chambers & Bessie Jefferis
  • Edith Mary Chambers was known by her family and friends as Minnie.
  • She was born on 22 September 1897. and according to family hearsay, Minnie was given to Edith's mother Emily Jefferis and her sister Ann Jefferis to raise.2,3
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • Edith Mary Chambers went to school circa 1908 in Woowoonga State School.4
    Woowoonga School 1909. This photo is held by the Biggenden Historical Society. The names on the photo were placed there by the owner of the photo. Bright is standing halfway down the steps on the right, Nellie is at the top of the steps to the right, Minnie is at the top of the steps to the left and Henry is seventh from the right along the verandah.
  • According to her niece Ollie Johannssen, Minnie worked in Brisbane for a time. "She bought the piano for her parents and also a willow wear dinner set which must have cost her quite a lot even in those days. When she came back to Biggenden she worked at the hospital for a long time." Apparently Minnie was working at the hospital when she met Henry Miller who was working at John Douglas' farm just out of Biggenden.3
  • Between 1923 and 1929, when Ollie Johannesen was a small girl, Minnie would make clothes for her as Ollie's mother Nellie didn't have the time nor the abilty.3
  • At the age of 32 years and 15 days, Edith Mary Chambers married Henry Miller, son of Otto Miller and Friedriche Blindt, on 7 October 1929 in "Woodvale Farm", Woowoonga. They were married on Minnie's parents farm. "After the ceremony Minnie started to cry as her ring was so tight her finger swelled up and they got a dish of water and soap to get it off."5,3
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Cordalba. Henry was shown as a labourer and Edith carried out home duties.6
  • Minnie and Harry went to Cordalba (on the Isis Highway between Apple Tree Creek and Bundaberg) to live while Harry cut cane. While they were living there Minnie's niece Ollie Johannesen stayed with them while she attended school.3
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1937 living at Oakwood. Henry was listed as a labour and Minnie carried out home duties. Oakwood was just north of Bundaberg.7
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at 99 Kent Street, Maryborough. Henry was shown as carpenter and Edith carried out home duties.8
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1958 living at 37 Elizabeth Street, Gympie. Henry was shown as a carpenter and Edith carried out home duties.9
  • Edith Mary Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1963 and 1968 living at 54 Garden Street, Maryborough. Henry was shown as a carpenter and Edith carried out home duties.10
  • Edith Mary Chambers died on 31 December 1969 in Maryborough at age 72.

Citations

  1. Electoral Role; Various, Various.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 97/012232.
  3. Letter, Ollie Johannesen to Nancy Norman, 4/8/1997.
  4. Photograph, Woogoonga School & Pupils, 1909, Biggenden Museum, Names of pupils added before photo given to museum.
  5. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1929/003350.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1930 Div Capricornia; SubDiv Childers.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1936 Div of Capricornia; Sub Div Musgrave.
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1949 Div Wide Bay, SubDiv Maryborough.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1954 Div Fisher SubDiv Gympie.
  10. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1963 & 1968 Div Wide Bay, SubDiv Maryborough.

Edward Chambers1

M, b. circa 1869
  • Edward Chambers was born circa 1869 in St Mawes, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.1
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Edward Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 41 year old Greenwich pensioner, living with his 41 year old wife Elizabeth and their children: George 15; Thomas 11; Catherine 8; Inceldon 6 and Edward 3. All of the children were scholars and the entire family was born in St Mawes.2
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Edward Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.1

Citations

  1. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.
  2. Cornwall Census Project 1871, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.

Eliza Chambers1

F, b. 18 April 1858, d. March 1859
  • Eliza Chambers was christened on 18 April 1858 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.1
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.1
  • Her death was recorded with the Walsall, Staffordshire Registration District in the March 1859 Quarter . She was just over one year old.2

Citations

  1. Kenneth Chambers, "E-mail Kenneth Chambers," e-mail to Audrey, 6 Sep 2002.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Deaths Mar 1859 CHAMBERS Eliza Walsall 6b 420.

Elizabeth Ann Chambers1

F, b. 1883
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers was born in 1883 in Queensland.1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell.2
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell in 1908 in Djuan.3. William was a farmer. Their daughter Elizabeth Ann and son Joseph, also a farmer most likely lived with them. Son John farmed at Crow's Nest :CR:]
  • At the age of 29 years, Elizabeth Ann Chambers married Thomas Joseph Hayden, son of Patrick Hayden and Margaret Peters, in 1912 in Queensland.1
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Mt Binga Sawmill. She carried out home duties. Thomas' name didn't appear on the roll.4

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1912/C3554     Hayden     Thomas Joseph     ;Chambers     Elizabeth Ann.
  2. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1883/C2578      Elizabeth Ann     Chambers;     William     ;Elizabeth McDowell.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1908.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div of Darling Downs, Sub Div Crows Nest 1926.

Elizabeth Violet Chambers1

F, b. circa 1890

Citations

  1. Rootsweb World Connect, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Watts/Burgess/Alexander/Ramskill/Tilley/Barber/Rogers.

Ellen Chambers1

F, b. 30 August 1895, d. July 1992

Nellie Chambers as a baby c 1894
Eleanor Kingston - second from the right, with her niece Nellie Chambers sitting at her feet. c 1902
  • Ellen Chambers was born on 30 August 1895 in Biggenden, Queensland.2
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • Ellen Chambers commenced school between 1900 and 1905 in Childers. Because Ellen was too small to walk the five miles from "Woowoonga" to attend school in Biggenden, she went to stay with her Aunt Ellen at "Horton" near Childers. Her daughter says her mother always remembered the trip on horse back from "Woowoonga" to Childers with her father.
  • She commenced school on 16 October 1905 at Biggenden State School. aged 10 years, she left on 20 October 1905.3
  • She commenced school on 28 January 1907 at Biggenden State School. aged 11 years and 5 months. She left the school in April 1908 most likely because the new school at Woowoonga opened.4
    Woowoonga School 1909. This photo is held by the Biggenden Historical Society. The names on the photo were placed there by the owner of the photo. Bright is standing halfway down the steps on the right, Nellie is at the top of the steps to the right, Minnie is at the top of the steps to the left and Henry is seventh from the right along the verandah.
  • At the age of 22 years, 3 months and 26 days, Ellen Chambers married Peter Jens Johannesen on 26 December 1917.1,5
  • On 18 December 1959,her husband, Peter Jens Johannesen died at age 64.
  • A newspaper cutting undated - about September 1990 describes her birthday ---
    "MRS JO' CELEBRATES 95TH BIRTHDAY WITH FRIENDS
    Biggenden resident, Mrs Ellen Johannesen, affectionately known as Mrs Jo' celebrated her 95 th birthday with relatives and friends last Thursday.
    Mrs Johannesen is a resident of the Biggeden hospital and was a guest of the Uniting Church Women's Fellowship for afternoon tea on Thursday where she was presented with a small gift.
    Attending the party were her sister Mrs Gert Norman, and daughter in law Mrs Beryl Johannesen, both of Maryborough.
    During the day Mrs Johannesen was treated to a family dinner, while on the previous day she received yet another birthday cake at the Friendship Centre. Mrs Johannesen enjoys playing cards, and is proud of the fact that she doesn't need to wear glasses. Mrs Norman added that Mrs Johannesen was a pretty good card player, and "just quietly, was no pushover". Since becoming a resident of the Biggenden Hospital almost two months ago, Mrs Jo has cross-stitched seven tablecloths. She also enjoys knitting coat hangers.
    Mrs Jo is one of the pioneers of the Uniting Church at Biggenden and relates some stories of the early days when she resided with her parents, Mrs and Mrs Chambers at Woowoonga. She remembers walking to "the opening" just 80 years ago. She said "the Church was crowded and the yard was full of horses". The distance she and her sister and brothers walked to be part of the opening was only five and a half miles. Mrs Jo recalls how the minister, who resided in the vestry at the back of the church in Biggenden, would ride his horse to visit them and be given a cup of tea and fresh bread made in the camp oven. "Stoves were hard to come by in those days" Mrs Jo remembers the times were hard, and when the Minister called asking for a donation Mrs Chambers said " I haven't any money but I will given you this silver dish" which had been a wedding present and much valued. It was used for many years in the Church as a collection plate. "The early church can boast of something that Biggenden today cannot, and that is a choir". Mrs Jo said there were some beautiful singing of the old hymns and the names of those she remembers in the choir were Lawrences, the Griggs, the Triggers and the Northgraves.
    Mrs Jo recalls what she called "The Moonlight Picnics" At these picnics they would play Jolly Miller, Twos and Threes and Drop the Hanky. "Woowoonga people then decided they wanted a church of their own and a committee was formed consisting of Mr CF Stark, Mr SH Chambers, Mrs JFE Voss, Mr FG Reinhardt and Mr JA Douglas. Mrs Stark and Mr Chambers went around in a horse and cart and collected and a church was purchased from Mt Perry and later moved to Woowoonga. This church is the present hall adjacent to the church in Biggenden."6

  • Ellen Chambers died in July 1992 at age 96.
  • She was buried in July 1992 in Degilbo, Queensland.7
  • Ellen Chambers also went by the name of Nellie.

Child of Ellen Chambers and Peter Jens Johannesen

Citations

  1. Electoral Role; Various, Various.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Births 1895/12791     Ellen     Chambers;     Sampson Henry;     Edith Mary Jefferis.
  3. Print from Microfiche; Biggenden State School, Biggenden.
  4. Print from Microfiche; Biggenden State School.
  5. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage Ref 18/00485.
  6. Local Newspaper - Biggenden, Sep 1990.
  7. John Bright Chambers Grave Headstone, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  8. Letter, Nancy Norman to Audrey Chambers, March 2003.

Ellen Chambers1

F, b. 29 January 1853, d. 6 February 1913

William and Eleanor (Ellen) (nee Chambers) Kingston. Photo Courtesy of Merv Johnson
Eleanor Kingston - second from the right, with her niece Nellie Chambers sitting at her feet. c 1902
The Chambers, Jefferis, Miller and Kingston Families at Urangan - Christmas 1928
  • Ellen Chambers was born on 29 January 1853 in Bloxwich, Walsall, Staffordshire, England. Ellen's Birth Registration reads:- Registration District of Walsall - Sub District of Bloxwich - County of Staffordshire Entry # 184 - Twenty nineth January 1853 - Bloxwich - Ellen - Girl - Father, Sampson CHAMBERS - Mother, Jane CHAMBERS formerly JONES - occupation of father, Miner - + mark of Sampson Chambers, Bloxwich - Fifth March 1853.2,3,4
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • Ellen Chambers was christened on 1 February 1853 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich. The christening details show her as Ellen, daughter of Samuel (should be Sampson) and Jane.5
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Ellen Chambers was living in the household of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones in Church Lane, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. Sampson is shown as a 34 year old coal miner, born Bradley living with his wife Jane aged 27 born Bloxwich and their children, all born Bloxwich - Ellen aged 8, Ann aged 6 and Eliza aged 1. The family lived next door to Jane's sister Ann and her husband James Taylor. Jane's parents John and Ann Jones lived on the other side of the Taylors.6
  • On 24 November 1868,Ellen Chambers's mother, Jane Jones died in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England, at age 36. Her death certificate shows she was 36 years old, the wife of Sampson Chambers a coal miner, and died from a strangulated hernia. Sampson was present when she died and he signed the certificate with his X mark.7,8
  • On 3 April 1870,Ellen Chambers's father, Sampson Chambers died in 2 Court Dartmouth Street, Aston, Warwick, England, at age 44. According to his death certificate he was a 44 year old coal miner who died from ulceration of his stomach which he had suffered from for 18 months, and an intestinal obstruction for three days before his death. The death certificate was signed by Ann Middleton (with her X mark) and was registered on 6 April 1870.9,10
  • Ellen Chambers appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Park Street, Walsall. Ellen was 19 years old, born Bloxwich and working as a domestic servant in the household of Thomas and Mary Potters.11
  • At the age of 21 years, 10 months and 26 days, Ellen Chambers married William Kingston, son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson, on 25 December 1874 in Aston Juxa, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. William was employed as a clerk before his marriage. He worked for a firm in Lichfield Street, Walsall.12,4
  • Ellen Chambers and William Kingston appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 97 Brace Street, Walsall Foreign. The census shows that William was 34, born Rosliston, Derby, a packing case maker, living with his wife Ellen, 29 born Bloxwich, and their two children Anne aged 2 and William 1 month, both born in Walsall. Sampson Chambers, Ellen's brother also lived with them. He was 15 years old, born Bloxwich and a saddle maker.13
  • Ellen Chambers and William Kingston immigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. The "El Dorado" departed Plymouth, England on 9 May 1883 and arrived in Cooktown on 26 June the same year. The ship reached Rockhampton in July. On board were William and Ellen Kingston and their two children Annie shown as 4 years old, and son William. William's occupation was recorded a cabinet maker and builder. Ellen's brother Sampson Chambers also came with the family. On his departure from England Sampson was given a book "The Life of Christ" by his sister Anne. The inscription read "From your loving sister Anne - March 1883.
    The family made their way overland to Bundaberg from Rockhampton.14,4
  • Some time after the family arrived in Queensland Ellen Chambers changed her name to Eleanor. Perhaps it was because her sister-in-law, the wife of Joseph Kingston was also know as Ellen. However, to her brother Sampson's family she was known as Ellen, signing her letters to them as Ellen. She is also recorded as Ellen Chambers on the birth records of her sons Alfren and Joseph.4
  • In January 1885 Eleanor (Ellen) and William Kingston lived in Stewart Street, Bundaberg. William was a labourer at this time.15
  • In 1886 Eleanor (Ellen) and William Kingston lived in Horton, Childers.According to the " Bundaberg & District Pioneers" book the family moved to Horton about 1886. William applied for a selection of of 103 acres 2 roods 23 perchs of land Portion # 1352 in the County of Cook, Parish of Childers (in the Abington district) and was granted commencement of lease on 25MAR1886 - Application to construct a homestead and purchase the land was made on 31MAR1891 on 2 roods 23 perchs of the lease - The cost of the land was 6 pence per acre ; totaling 2 pounds 12 shillings - James GRIFFIN and Joseph B WHITE swore that William had lived on the selection for the past 5 years from 25MAR1886 - Deed of Grant was passed on 08MAY1891. The following valuation of improvements were included on the application :-
    House & kitchen 50 Pounds
    20 Chain of 2 rail & paling fence 20 Pounds
    24 Chain of post, wire & paling fence 12 Pounds
    11 acres of clearing @ 5 pounds per acre 55 Pounds
    Total 137 Pounds.16,4

  • Circa 1895 William built the first church in the Childers district at Horton , the Methodist church.16
  • Around 1913 Eleanor (Ellen) wrote this letter to Nellie Chambers:- sic

    " January 15
    Horton
    My dear Nellie
    I got a letter from you a long time ago and also one from (Minne?) I was pleased to hear from you both I seem as if I hate to rite letters I would like to see you all we thought you r dadie was coming to see us it such a long while since we saw him if I live till the new line is done I shall come and see you I hope you are a good girl to your mother and father I should like to see Gerty your cousin Joe got a nice little girl they ---m stop? with? us yet Willies little boy died such a dear little chap we would have to have kept him but god took him we are all well as can be expected and we hope you are all --- girls are ---- now someday Percy Emett going to marry Elsie Griffen tell Minnie sometime I will write to her --- my love to mumie dadie and yourself and Minnie I hope you have got plenty of potates they are dear
    From your loving antie Elan"

    This letter may have been written a few weeks before her death on 6 Feb 1913 as she mentions the death of Clifford Kingston (Willies little boy who died 1912) and the birth of Clara Mills (your cousin Joe (husband of Ann Kingston) got a nice little girl - born 1912).17
  • Eleanor (Ellen) and William Kingston appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913. She was shown as living in "Sunnymead", Horton.William was listed as a carpenter and Eleanor (Ellen)'s occupation was home duties.4
  • Eleanor (Ellen) died on 6 February 1913 in Horton, Childers, Queensland, Australia, at age 60 years and 5 days. Horton was the area where the family owned thei rcane farm on the Woodgate Road near Childers.
  • Ellen Chambers was buried on 7 February 1913 in Apple Tree Creek Cemetery, Queensland.
    The gravestone reads:
    In Loving Memory of Eleanor, the beloved wife of William Kingston who died February 6 aged 61 years, also the above William Kingston who died August 22 1920 aged 74 years. Nearer my God to Thee.18,19,4

    Gravestone of Elen Kingston (nee Chambers) and William Kingston, Apple Tree Creek Cemetery.
  • On 28 December 1914 In her letter to Minnie Chambers her aunt Emma Chambers wrote :-
    "I have not heard from your Uncle William for a long time so I dont know who he is living with. He sent us all a photo of your Auntie Ellen('s) Stone & we were all pleased with it.20 "

Children of Ellen Chambers and William Kingston

Citations

  1. Family of Gertrude Norman, "Eighty Good Years."
  2. Microfiche; unknown film, 1853 Mar QTR Stoubridge page 1;c;197.
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Mar 185 Chambers Ellen Walsall 6b 461.
  4. Merv Johnson, "E-mail Merv Johnson," e-mail to Audrey, Various dates 2009, 23 August 2009.
  5. Kenneth Chambers, "E-mail Kenneth Chambers," e-mail to Audrey, 6 Sep 2002.
  6. Ancestry.co.uk, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1861 Walsall Foreigh RG 9/2012.
  7. Microfiche; unknown film, Oct, Nov, Dec Quarter 1868, Jane 36 Walsall 6B 381.
  8. Jane Chambers (Jones), Death Certificate of Jane Chambers.
  9. Microfiche; unknown film, Jun Quarter 1870, Sampson, 44 Aston 6D 154.
  10. Sampson Chambers, Death Certificate Sampson Chambers.
  11. Ancestry.co.uk, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1871 Census RG10/2960.
  12. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No M 011685.
  13. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, RG 11/2829/60.
  14. Sampson Henry Chambers, "El Dorado" Microfiche/Film, 1883, IMM 118/10 Z1960.
  15. Ron Hamilton, "Ron Hamilton re Bundaberg Directory Lookups," e-mail to Audrey, 5/11/2001.
  16. Bundaberg Genealogical Society, Bundaberg & District Pioneers.
  17. Letter, Eleanor Kingston to Nell Johannesen, 15/1/1913.
  18. William Kingston Eleanor Kingston Grave Headstone Transcription;.
  19. Appletree Creek Headstones, online http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/…
  20. Letter, Emma Chambers to Minnie Chambers, 28/12/1914.

Emily Chambers1

F, b. circa 1874
  • Emily Chambers was born circa 1874 in St Mawes, Cornwall.1
  • She was the daughter of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.1
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Emily Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.1

Citations

  1. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.

Emily Ellen Chambers1

F, b. 1906
  • Emily Ellen Chambers was also known as Nell.2
  • She was born in 1906 in Brisbane, Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker.1
  • Emily Ellen Chambers enlisted in the AIF on 4 October 1940 in Crow's Nest. Her service number was QX6485 and she gave her next of kin as her father Harry Chambers. She was living at Crow's Nest at the time she enlisted. She was discharged on 8 May 1942 with the rank of Captain in the 9th Australian General Hospital.3
  • At the age of 36 years, Emily Ellen Chambers married John G Hooper on 8 May 1942 in St John's Cathederal, Brisbane. The marriage was announced in The Courier Mail :- "RETURNED NURSE TO WED A.IF. CAPTAIN

    SISTER NELL CHAMBERS, of Wyalla, Crow's Nest, will wear her army nurse's uniform when she is married to Captain John G. Hooper, A.I.P. (Laidley) , on Friday at 2.30 p.m. in St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Both bride and bridegroom are returned from active service in the Middle East, and Sister Chambers will arrive from Adelaide tomorrow. She will have another returned army nurse, Sister Carmody, as bridesmaid."4

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1906/B13191      Ellen Emily     Chambers;     Harry     ;Sarah Ellen Earwaker.
  2. Unknown newspaper title.
  3. WW2 Nominal Roll, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
  4. Unknown newspaper title, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Wednesday 6 May 1942 p 6 Article.

Emma Chambers

F, b. 1865
  • Emma Chambers was born in 1865.1
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • On 24 November 1868,Emma Chambers's mother, Jane Jones died in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England, at age 36. Her death certificate shows she was 36 years old, the wife of Sampson Chambers a coal miner, and died from a strangulated hernia. Sampson was present when she died and he signed the certificate with his X mark.2,3
  • On 3 April 1870,Emma Chambers's father, Sampson Chambers died in 2 Court Dartmouth Street, Aston, Warwick, England, at age 44. According to his death certificate he was a 44 year old coal miner who died from ulceration of his stomach which he had suffered from for 18 months, and an intestinal obstruction for three days before his death. The death certificate was signed by Ann Middleton (with her X mark) and was registered on 6 April 1870.4,5
  • In 1871 Emma Chambers in 10 Church Street, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.6
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Emma Chambers was living in the household of Ann Jones and James Taylor in 10 Church Road, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. The census record shows Ann as a 50 year old, born Bloxwich living with her husband James,also shown as a 50 year old anvil blade maker born Bloxwich, and nieces Hariet aged 8, and Emma aged 6 and nephew Sampson Chambers aged 5. All the children were scholars. Ann Jones, Ann's mother, lived next door.6
  • Emma Chambers appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Duddeston, Aston. she is shown as 23 years old. Emma was possibly living with her older sister Ann.7
  • According to notes written by a relation of William Kingston (in 19 ) Emma had a shop in Liverpool.8
  • In 1901 there was an Emma Chambers living at Handsworth Staffordshire, born West Bromwich but this may not be the correct person.9
  • She appeared on the census of 1911.10
  • On 28 December 1914 Emma Chambers in 270 Netherfield Road North, Liverpool. She wrote the following letter to Minnie Chambers:-
    " My Dear Minnie
    I was delighted to get your nice long letter it is a treat to read your letters when they come. I think you are quite right about your dad writing do you know he has never written to me in his life and I don't think he will now although I dont give up hopes only if he does I shall frame his letter. I am glad to hear you are all well but feel sorry for your grandma. I am sure she will feel it very much her only son going to the War. Well dear Minnie we were all in great tr____ when war was declared in England on 4 August. Your cousin Elsie came for a few days and her young man but they had to pack up in haste and go home as the trains were wanted for the soldiers. It was a sad sight to seen them part from husbands mothers sweethearts it was heartrending and the poor Belgians what they must of suffered and we are not out of the woods yet for I suppose you will have seen in the papers they have had a smack at Scarboro and that is only 60 miles away from Liverpool & I believe they are anxious to have a smack at Liverpool but we are living hopes they will be driven back. I have been afraid your cousin Charlie and Austin would be called up but up to now they are at home. Well dear Minnie I did not go this Xmas for one thing it is such a long cold journey so I thought all being well I would go at Easter. Of course I heard from them all Auntie Annie Charlie Alice and Baby were all going to Auntie Eliza's so I know they would have a good time of it. I spent a very Happy Christmas with some Friends in Liverpool and I was glad when Xmas came I had decided not to go to B.h.ham for it was a very cold day much colder than last year. Although I should liked to of been there all the same and many a time I thought of Auntie. She is a real good sister and thinks of us all and when we are altogether your farther and all of you are thought of and talked of as well only you are so far away. I have had several letters from your Cousin Annie and she sent me the photos of her 3 children they are fine little kiddies also one of Willies children a nice little girl I think she has such a sweet face. Well you would laugh if you saw your cousin Charlies baby, he is a monster. Your Auntie Annie has him ruined of course you will have heard she reared your cousin Charlie. I was going to put little Charlie of course we used to call him that and even now make a mistake. His baby is called K(R)eith. I bet you have never heard that name before one of Auntie Annies choosing. So we have to say we like that name whether we do or not. I am up and the whole of the time writing this letter so you must please excuse all blunders and mistakes only I though you would like a letter. I have not heard from your Uncle William for a long time so I dont know who he is living with. He sent us all a photo of your Auntie Ellen('s) Stone & we were all pleased with it. I hope you have got your Xmas cards we sent wishing all of you a very happy New year and a safe return for your friends from the war. Love to all and your dear self. Your affect auntie E. C
    ." (Emma Chambers).11
  • Emma Chambers in Lower Beck Road, Liverpool, England.12
    House that once belonged to Emma Chambers in Lower Beck Road, Liverpool

Citations

  1. Microfiche, QLD Family History Soc, unknown record info, Emma Chambers, Neice, aged 6, of James and Ann Taylor.
  2. Microfiche; unknown film, Oct, Nov, Dec Quarter 1868, Jane 36 Walsall 6B 381.
  3. Jane Chambers (Jones), Death Certificate of Jane Chambers.
  4. Microfiche; unknown film, Jun Quarter 1870, Sampson, 44 Aston 6D 154.
  5. Sampson Chambers, Death Certificate Sampson Chambers.
  6. Microfiche, QLD Family History Soc, unknown record info.
  7. British Census 1901, online http://www.1901censusonline.com/, ANN CHAMBERS     35     Duddeston, Aston; EMMA CHAMBERS     24     Duddeston, Aston.
  8. Merv Johnson, "E-mail Merv Johnson," e-mail to Audrey, Various dates 2009, 23 August 2009.
  9. British Census 1901, online http://www.1901censusonline.com/, Emma Chambers     33     Staffs West Bromwich     Staffordshire     Handsworth     Living On Own Means.
  10. British Census 1911, online http://www.1911census.co.uk/
  11. Letter, Emma Chambers to Minnie Chambers, 28/12/1914.
  12. Letter, Ellen de Chastel to Audrey Chambers.

Eric Richard Ivan Chambers1

M, b. 22 December 1900, d. 1966
  • Eric Richard Ivan Chambers was born on 22 December 1900 in Sandgate, Queensland.1,2,3
  • He was the son of Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker.1
  • At the age of 26 years, Eric Richard Ivan Chambers married May Lenore McCollum in 1927 in Brisbane, Queensland.4
  • Eric Richard Ivan Chambers died in 1966 in Brisbane, Queensland.1

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1966/B81276     Eric Richard Ivan     Chambers;     Harry Chambers     ;Sarah Ellen Earwaker     -.
  2. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1927/O1670      Eric Richard Ivan     Chambers;     Harry     ;Sarah Ellen Earwaker.
  3. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com
  4. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1927/B786 Chambers     Eric Richard Ivan;     McCollim     May Leonore.

Eva Jane Chambers1

F, b. 1892
  • Eva Jane Chambers was born in 1892 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Chambers and Agnes Louisa Shorten.1
  • Eva Jane Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll with Thomas Chambers in 1913 in Crow's Nest. Thomas was a farmer and Louisa carried out home duties. Their daughter Eva Jane also lived in Crows Nest.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1892/C3945      Eva Jane     Chambers;     Thomas;     Louisa Shorten.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Toowoomba 1913.

George Chambers

M, b. circa 1804
  • George Chambers was born circa 1804 in Portsea, Hampshire.1
  • George Chambers married Catherine Lower, daughter of John Lower and Priscilla Gill, circa 1827.
  • George Chambers appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in St Mawes, St Just in Roselands. George as a widowed, 47 year old fisherman, born Portsea Hampshire. He is living with his sister in law Grace Nancarrow, a 39 year widowed Housekeeper(crossed out), born St Mawes.2,3

Children of George Chambers and Catherine Lower

Citations

  1. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Just 6a–6b St. Just in Roseland & St. Mawes Folio 326 Page 35.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl
  3. Ancestry.co.uk, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1851 Census St Mawes RG10/2274.
  4. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, C021981.

George Chambers1

M, b. 2 August 1829
  • George Chambers was baptized on 2 August 1829 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Catherine Lower.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census George Chambers was living in the household of Priscilla Gill in St Mawes, St Just in Roselands. She is shown as a 60 year old nurse and appears to be living with a Jane Lower aged 45 and Janes children,Catherine aged 20, born Cornwall, Elizabeth, 15 born Cornwall, John aged 12, born Cornwall. (It is possible this family is related to Priscilla. Jane or Jennifer married John Lower, a mariner and was most likely a widow at the time of the census). Also living with them are another couple Mary Pasco, 23 born Cornwall and William Pasco, 25, a shoemaker born Cornwall and their son William Pasco aged 3, born Cornwall and daughter Mary Pasco, 1, born Cornwall.. Also living with them is Priscilla's daughter Grace Nancarrow,30,Twine Braider,born Cornwall,and George Chambers,10,(Son Of Mariner),born Cornwall and Thomas Chambers, 8,(Son Of Mariner),born Cornwall. (Thomas and George are the children of her daughter Catherine).2
  • His marriage, at 25 years, 10 months and 7 days, to Elizabeth Jane German was registered in the 9 June 1855 Quarter in the Truro, Cornwall Registration District. George is shown as a bachelor, mariner, born St Mawes, father George Chambers. Elizabeth is shown as a spinster, father William German, of St Mawes. Witnesses to the marriage were Jane and Edward German.3,4,5
  • George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 31 year old Greenwich pensioner fisherman, living with his wife Elizabeth and children George Edward aged 5,a scholar and Thomas aged 1. All were born in St Mawes. Elizabeths parents William and Rebecca German lived next door.6
  • George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 41 year old Greenwich pensioner, living with his 41 year old wife Elizabeth and their children: George 15; Thomas 11; Catherine 8; Inceldon 6 and Edward 3. All of the children were scholars and the entire family was born in St Mawes.7
  • George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.3

Children of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, C021981.
  2. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…
  3. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.
  4. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, CHAMBERS George      Truro 5c     278 GERMAN Elizabeth Jane      Truro      5c 278.
  5. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Marriages - Details of record ID 392236:.
  6. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Just in Roseland.
  7. Cornwall Census Project 1871, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.