Ada Bridgeman

F, b. 1892

Agnes Jane Bridgeman

F, b. 1871, d. 1934
  • Agnes Jane Bridgeman was born in 1871 in Snake Valley, Carngham, Victoria.
  • She was the daughter of Alexander Alfred Bridgeman and Agnes Methven.
  • Agnes Jane Bridgeman married John Wilson circa 1897.
  • Agnes Jane Bridgeman died in 1934 in Cham, Victoria.

Alexander Alfred Bridgeman

M, b. 1841, d. 1903
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman was born in 1841 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • He was the son of Thomas Bridgeman and Sarah Newitts.
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman was baptized in St James Church of England, Victoria.
  • At the age of 22 years, Alexander Alfred Bridgeman married Agnes Methven in 1863 in Victoria. [Reg. No 30]
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman died in 1903 in Carngham, Victoria. [Reg No 12834]. His father was given as Thomas Bridgeman and mother Sara Newitt.

Children of Alexander Alfred Bridgeman and Agnes Methven

Alexander Alfred Bridgeman

M, b. 1864, d. 1951

Amelia Agnes Bridgeman

F, b. 1889, d. 1966

Children of Amelia Agnes Bridgeman and Arthur Ernest Fraser

Annie Florence Bridgeman

F, b. 1880, d. 1966
  • Annie Florence Bridgeman was born in 1880 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton.
  • At the age of 23 years, Annie Florence Bridgeman married Henry Dennis on 4 November 1903 in New Zealand. The marriage was reported in the Taranaki Herald :- DENNIS- BRIDGEMAN.— On November 4th, 1903 at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. J. Southern, Henry Dennis, son of the late George Dennis, of Lyttelton, to Annie Florence, eldest daughter of Mr J. A. Bridgeman, Durham Road, Inglewood.
  • (Survivor Spouse): In 1910,her husband, Henry Dennis died in New Zealand.
  • At the age of 40 years, Annie Florence Bridgeman married Frederick James Mitchell in 1920.
  • (Survivor Spouse): In 1944,her husband, Frederick James Mitchell died in New Zealand.
  • Annie Florence Bridgeman died in 1966 in New Zealand.

Children of Annie Florence Bridgeman and Henry Dennis

Child of Annie Florence Bridgeman

Arthur Charles Bridgeman

M, b. 1888, d. 7 June 1917
  • Arthur Charles Bridgeman was born in 1888 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton.
  • Arthur joined the 3rd Battalion, B Company New Zealand Rifle Brigade as a Rifleman, sometime before he embarked from Wellington to Suez in Egypt on 5 June 1915. He was a farmer and gave his next of kin as his father James Adam Bridgeman of Inglewood. He fought in the Messines Campaign in Belgium. He attained the rank of Lance Corporal.
  • Arthur Charles Bridgeman was killed in action on 7 June 1917 in Belgium.
  • He was buried in Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Messen, West Vlaadneran.

Beatrice Mary Bridgeman

F, b. 1895, d. 1963
  • Beatrice Mary Bridgeman was born in 1895 in New Zealand. She was a twin to Gladys.
  • She was the daughter of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton.
  • At the age of 26 years, Beatrice Mary Bridgeman married William Laurence in 1921 in New Zealand.
  • Beatrice Mary Bridgeman died in 1963 in New Zealand.

Charles Bridgeman

M, b. 26 June 1893, d. 1981

Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman

M, b. 11 November 1845, d. 12 November 1910

Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman 1845-1910, son of Thomas Bridgeman and Jane Eyles
  • Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman was born on 11 November 1845 in New South Wales, Australia. At the time of his marriage Charles states he was born at "Gosswyck" was likely a property in the Clarence River District or it was the property Gostwyck located between Tamworth and Armidale. Or it may have been Gostwyck, owned by Edward Gostwyck Cory on the Paterson River, Hunter Valley. Having been baptised on the Clarence, only three weeks after he was born makes the Gostwyck, New England connection less credible.
  • He was the son of Thomas Bridgeman and Jane Eyles.
  • Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman was baptized on 3 December 1845 in Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia. His parents lived on the Clarence River and his father was a carpenter.
  • (Witness): He witnessed the marriage of William Gillis and Jane Eyles on 29 August 1861 in Bogandilla Station, Dulacca, Queensland, Australia; The marriage took place at Boggandilla Station where both Jane and William lived, William being an overseer of the station at the time. Witnesses were Charles Eyles (Charles Bridgeman aged 16) and Francis Eyles (Frank Gillies aged 11). Jane and William may have wanted the minister to believe that that Jane was single, and they didn't have several children between them. Hence Charles and Frances Eyles were Jane's brothers for the purpose of the marriage.
  • At the age of 29 years, 3 months and 26 days, Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman married Frances Myrah Ewins, daughter of Francis Ewin and Jane Davis, on 9 March 1875 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia. Charles was working as a bullock driver in Dalby (taking goods out west and to Gympie) at the time of his marriage. Frances was a 21 year old spinster from Leicestershire, the daughter of a pottery and drain worker Francis Ewin, and Jane Davis. After their marriage, Charles worked as a station hand at Augathella.
  • After their marriage, Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman and Frances Myrah Ewins moved to Augathella.Charles worked as a stockman on a cattle station. Their first four daughers Jane Deborah, Ethel, Rosina and Frances were born on the station between 1877 and 1881. Charles then worked at Nive Downs for a time. He proposed going further west to Tambo but Frances could not be persuaded, so they returned to Amby Downs where Matilda was born in 1884.
    Sometime between 1884 and 1887 the family went to live with Jane Gillis at Gowrie Little Plain where Daisy was born in 1887. Chales had selected land at Kilbournie and was clearing the land, fencing and building a house for the family. Two more daughers Amelia and Phoebe were born by 1891.
  • (Beneficiary): On 5 February 1891Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman, Jane Bridgeman, Francis Gillies, Catherine Gillis, Alice Gillis, William Patrick Gillis, Agnes Gillis and Ida Amelia Gillis was named as a beneficiary of Jane Eyles's will. She bequeathed her daughter Agnes, the wife of John McGregor eight cows, and her daughter Ida wife of Walter Wood eight cows also (to be selected after Agnes had chosen hers). She bequeathed her son William Patrick the threshing machine; her daughter Alice Anderson portion 969, parish of Meringendan (80 acres); her daughter Agnes McGregor portions 1928 and 973, parish of Meringendan (80 acres in total); forty pound each to Chalres Walter Bridgeman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. The remainder of her estate was to be sold by her executors Francis Gillis and John McGregor and distributed equally between Charles Walter Bridegman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Agnes McGregor, Ida Wood, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. Her daugher Helen (Ellen) Burgess was not mentioned in the will.
  • Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman's first son, Walter Francis was born 1893 in Kilbournie. He was to be the only son as his brother Richard, born 1895 died as when he was three years old. Two more daughters Eva and Violet were born in 1897 and 1900.
  • Between 1907 and 1909 Charles and Myrah moved to Cooyar to work on a dairy farm as share farmers. The drought of 1902 had left them in need of cash to continue on their own farm where they continued to live until his death.
    Charles was a skilled carpenter and built many of his children's homes.
  • Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman died on 12 November 1910 in Toowoomba General Hospital, Queensland, Australia, at age 65. While travelling to a building job near Chinchilla with his youngest daughter Violet, the cart became bogged after heavy rain. Charles refused to leave his cart, though nearby farmers sheltered Violet for the nthree days of heavy rain. Charles fearing his valuable tools may be stolen, slept under the cart. He caught a chill and was admitted to the Toowoomba General Hospital. He never recoverd.
    According to his death certificate he was suffering from pneumonia, empyema and gangrene of the lung and exhaustion. His father's name was given on the death certificate as Thomas Walter Bridgeman and his mother as Jane Eyles. Charles was a carpenter aged 64 years and had married in Dalby 35 years previously to Frances Mary Ewins (eldest child listed on death certificate is 38 years old, so this is not correct). His living issue were Deborah 38, Edith 36, May 34, Frances 32, Matilda 30, Daisy 28, Amelia 26, Phoebe 24, Walter 16, Helen 11 and Violet 7 (many of these ages are incorrect) The informat was E. R. Aland, Secretary of the Toowoomba Hospital.
  • He was buried on 14 November 1910 in Meringindan Cemetery, Queensland. Charles and Myrah's gravestone reads-
    in loving memory of charles bridgeman died November 12th 1910 aged 65 years erected by his loving wife and family also Myrah Frances Bridgeman died April 10 1936 aged 85 years and 11 months, also infant son Richard Roland died 1895 aged 2 years and 4 months.

Children of Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman and Frances Myrah Ewins

Daisy Ida Bridgeman

F, b. 1887, d. June 1968

Children of Daisy Ida Bridgeman and Rudolph Eduard Ferdinand Wieden

David Bridgeman

M, b. 1898, d. 21 January 1898
  • David Bridgeman was born in 1898 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton.
  • David Bridgeman died on 21 January 1898 in New Zealand. He was 5 weeks old.
  • He was buried on 23 January 1898 in Inglewood Cemetery.

Edith Maud Bridgeman

F, b. 13 October 1877, d. 13 June 1962
  • Edith Maud Bridgeman was born on 13 October 1877 in Warrego, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman and Frances Myrah Ewins.
  • At the age of 20 years, 7 months and 12 days, Edith Maud Bridgeman married Benjamin Nelder, son of Robert Gale Nelder and Jane Bridgeman, on 25 May 1898 in Queensland. They were cousins.
  • (Survivor Spouse): On 4 January 1937,her husband, Benjamin Nelder died in Queensland.
  • Edith Maud Bridgeman was buried on 15 June 1952 in Goombungee Cemetery.
  • Edith Maud Bridgeman died on 13 June 1962 in Haden, Queensland, at age 84.

Children of Edith Maud Bridgeman and Benjamin Nelder

Elizabeth Agnes Bridgeman

F, b. 1887, d. 15 March 1965

Ernest Edmund Bridgeman

M, b. 1885, d. 21 October 1920
  • Ernest Edmund Bridgeman was born in 1885 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton.
  • At the age of 27 years, Ernest Edmund Bridgeman married Ethel Mary Hodges in 1912.
  • Ernest Edmund Bridgeman died on 21 October 1920 in Brixton, Taranaki, New Zealand.
  • He was buried on 23 October 1920 in Inglewood Cemetery. The record shows he was a farmer of Waitara Road.

Eva Bridgeman

F, b. 7 September 1891, d. 11 March 1981
  • Eva Bridgeman was born on 7 September 1891 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Henry Bridgeman and Charlotte Ann Stockman.
  • At the age of 24 years, Eva Bridgeman married Arthur George Skellern in 1916 in New Zealand.
  • (Survivor Spouse): On 22 January 1958,her husband, Arthur George Skellern died in Inglewood Cemetery, New Zealand. He lived in 29 Brown Street, Inglewood.
  • Eva Bridgeman died on 11 March 1981 in New Zealand at age 89.
  • She was buried on 13 March 1981 in Inglewood Cemetery. She lived in the Glenside Rest home, New Plymouth.

Eva Ellen Bridgeman

F, b. 3 January 1898, d. 1987

Frances Myrah Bridgeman

F, b. 11 July 1881, d. 1981

Children of Frances Myrah Bridgeman and William Cooke

Frank Bridgeman

M, b. 29 November 1894, d. 1978
  • Frank Bridgeman was born on 29 November 1894 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Thomas Henry Bridgeman and Charlotte Ann Stockman.
  • Frank Bridgeman began military service on 10 July 1918. Frank enlisted in the 40th Reinforcements E Company, New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War I. He was a farmer and listed his next of kin as his mother Mrs C A Bridgeman of Vogeltown, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Frank saw overseas duty embarking on the "Tahiti" on 10 July 1918 for Plymouth, England.
  • At the age of 28 years, Frank Bridgeman married Frances Mabel Gracie in 1923 in New Zealand.
  • (Survivor Spouse): In 1971,his wife, Frances Mabel Gracie died in New Zealand.
  • Frank Bridgeman died in 1978 in New Zealand.

Frederick Albert Bridgeman

M, b. 9 September 1885, d. 13 June 1975
  • Frederick Albert Bridgeman was born on 9 September 1885 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Thomas Henry Bridgeman and Charlotte Ann Stockman.
  • At the age of 24 years, Frederick Albert Bridgeman married Jessie Mary Rossiter in 1910 in New Zealand.
  • Frederick Albert Bridgeman and Jessie Mary Rossiter appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1935 and 1938 living at Oruaiwi, Waimarino, Bay of Plenty . Frederick was shown as a labourer.
  • (Survivor Spouse): On 26 August 1940,his wife, Jessie Mary Rossiter died in New Zealand at age 50.
  • Frederick Albert Bridgeman died on 13 June 1975 in New Zealand at age 89.
  • He was buried on 17 June 1975 in Awanu Cemetery. He was a bushman of Rangimarie Home, New Plymouth.

Children of Frederick Albert Bridgeman and Jessie Mary Rossiter

George Henry Bridgeman

M, b. 1887, d. 1890
  • George Henry Bridgeman was born in 1887 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Thomas Henry Bridgeman and Charlotte Ann Stockman.
  • George Henry Bridgeman died in 1890 in New Zealand.
  • He was buried on 5 June 1890 in Inglewood Cemetery.

Gladys Bridgeman

F, b. 19 June 1895, d. 10 March 1978
  • Gladys Bridgeman was born on 19 June 1895 in New Zealand. She was a twin to Beatrice.
  • She was the daughter of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton.
  • At the age of 25 years and 12 days, Gladys Bridgeman married Francis Leonard Brown on 1 July 1920 in New Zealand.
  • (Survivor Spouse): In 1931,her husband, Francis Leonard Brown died in New Zealand.
  • At the age of 37 years, Gladys Bridgeman married Frank Albert Leslie Whiting in 1933.
  • (Survivor Spouse): On 19 January 1978,her husband, Frank Albert Leslie Whiting died in New Zealand at age 75. He lived at 6 Struan Avenue, New Plymouth at the time of his death. He was a retired farmer.
  • Gladys Bridgeman died on 10 March 1978 in New Zealand at age 82. She lived at 6 Struan Avenue, New Plymouth at the time of her death.
  • She was cremated on 14 March 1978 and her ashes are held at the Garden of Remembrance.

Harold Bridgeman

M, b. 29 August 1889, d. 5 July 1979
  • Harold Bridgeman was born on 29 August 1889 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Thomas Henry Bridgeman and Charlotte Ann Stockman.
  • At the age of 25 years, Harold Bridgeman married Florence Evelyn Smith in 1915 in New Zealand.
  • Harold joined the 33rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company, New Zealand Expeditionary Force as a Private. He was a road forman and gave his address as Takiki, and his next of kin as his wife Mrs F E Bridgeman. Harold embarked from Wellington on the "Athenic" on 31 December 1917 bound for Glasgow, Scotland.
  • (Survivor Spouse): On 27 September 1944,his wife, Florence Evelyn Smith died in New Zealand.
  • Harold Bridgeman died on 5 July 1979 in New Zealand at age 89.
  • He was buried on 7 July 1979 in Waitara Cemetery. His last address was Waitara.

Harry Bridgeman

M, b. 1883, d. 1943

Ida May Bridgeman

F, b. 1902, d. 30 November 1902
  • Ida May Bridgeman was born in 1902 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Henry Bridgeman and Charlotte Ann Stockman.
  • Ida May Bridgeman died on 30 November 1902 in New Zealand. She was 45 days old.
  • She was buried on 30 December 1902 in Inglewood Cemetery. Her parents lived in the Moa District.

James Adams Bridgeman

M, b. 3 October 1855, d. 14 July 1936

James Adams Bridgeman 1855-1936
  • James Adams Bridgeman was born on 3 October 1855 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. His birth was reported in the Otago Witness on 13 October 1855 - "At Dunedin, on the 3rd instant, the wife of Mr. Thomas Adams, late of Adelaide, of a Son". According to family hearsay he was born in a tent at Milton and, in later life, had a wooden leg.
  • He was the son of Thomas Bridgeman and Sarah McAdams.
  • At the age of 22 years and 11 months, James Adams Bridgeman married Mary Ann Rampton on 3 September 1878 in New Zealand.
  • (Survivor Son): On 23 January 1898,James Adams Bridgeman's son, David Bridgeman was buried in Inglewood Cemetery.
  • (Survivor Spouse): On 4 October 1907,his wife, Mary Ann Rampton died in New Zealand.
  • At the age of 60 years, James Adams Bridgeman married Alice Langley in 1916 in New Zealand.
  • In August 1916 James Adams Bridgeman in Maire Street, Inglewood, Taranak.His son Norman left for Devonport, England on the "Navua" during World War I on the 20 August 1916.
  • On 7 June 1917 James Adam's son Arthur Charles was killed in action in Belguim during World War I. His other serving son, Norman returned to New Zealand.
  • James Adams Bridgeman died on 14 July 1936 in New Zealand at age 80.
  • He was buried on 16 July 1936 in Te Henui Cemetery, Row 8, Lot 6, Plot 2. He was a farmer of New Plymouth-Mangorei Rd.

Children of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton

Jane Bridgeman

F, b. 6 December 1847, d. 10 May 1943

Jane Bridgeman 1847-1943. Photo provided by Dot Perkins
  • Jane Bridgeman was born on 6 December 1847 in Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents were living on a house boat at the time of her birth.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Bridgeman and Jane Eyles.
  • Jane Bridgeman was baptized on 2 January 1848 in Clarence River District. Her father was shown as Thomas Bridgeman, carpenter and her mother as Jane Eyles.
  • At the age of 19 years, 7 months and 23 days, Jane Bridgeman married Robert Gale Nelder, son of John Nelder and Mary Stone, on 29 July 1867 in "Gabbinbar", Toowoomba. Robert was described as a carrier, living at Geham. Jane and Robert lived at Geham, Robert later selecting a property in the Meringandan area.
  • (Survivor Spouse): On 18 December 1879,her husband, Robert Gale Nelder died in Queensland at age 40. Robert died of thrombosis.
    After his death Jane continued to work the farm at Meringandan.
  • At the age of 40 years and 11 days, Jane Bridgeman married James Graham on 17 December 1887. James was a saddler from England.
  • (Survivor Spouse): On 16 January 1892,her husband, James Graham died in Toowoomba, Queensland. James died of heart disease. Jane and her children continued to work the farm after his death.
  • (Beneficiary): On 5 February 1891Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman, Jane Bridgeman, Francis Gillies, Catherine Gillis, Alice Gillis, William Patrick Gillis, Agnes Gillis and Ida Amelia Gillis was named as a beneficiary of Jane Eyles's will. She bequeathed her daughter Agnes, the wife of John McGregor eight cows, and her daughter Ida wife of Walter Wood eight cows also (to be selected after Agnes had chosen hers). She bequeathed her son William Patrick the threshing machine; her daughter Alice Anderson portion 969, parish of Meringendan (80 acres); her daughter Agnes McGregor portions 1928 and 973, parish of Meringendan (80 acres in total); forty pound each to Chalres Walter Bridgeman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. The remainder of her estate was to be sold by her executors Francis Gillis and John McGregor and distributed equally between Charles Walter Bridegman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Agnes McGregor, Ida Wood, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. Her daugher Helen (Ellen) Burgess was not mentioned in the will.
  • At the age of 54 years and 4 days, Jane Bridgeman married George Stephen Horn on 10 December 1901 in the bride's residence at Mt Darry, Queensland. There were no children of this marriage.
  • Jane Bridgeman and George Stephen Horn appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee . George was a farmer and Jane carried out domestic duties.
  • Jane Bridgeman died on 10 May 1943 in Queensland at age 95.
  • She was buried on 11 May 1943 in Goombungee Cemetery. She is buried with her son Edward Nelder.
    Grave of Jane Bridgeman (1847-1943), Goombungee Cemetery. Also that of her son Edward Nelder (1869-1939)

Children of Jane Bridgeman and Robert Gale Nelder

Children of Jane Bridgeman and James Graham

Jane Deborah Bridgeman

F, b. 8 November 1875, d. 11 September 1958
  • Jane Deborah Bridgeman was also known as Deborah.
  • She was born on 8 November 1875 in Warrego, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman and Frances Myrah Ewins.
  • At the age of 22 years, Jane Deborah Bridgeman married William John King, son of William King and Ann Sherwood, in 1898 in Queensland.
  • Jane Deborah Bridgeman and William John King appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee . William was a labourer and Jane carried out domestic duties.
  • Jane Deborah Bridgeman and William John King appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Goombungee . William was a labourer and Deborah carried out home duties. Their son William was also a labourer, living at Goombungee with his wife Lenore. Cecil, Sidney and farm hands/labourers.
  • Jane Deborah Bridgeman died on 11 September 1958 in Queensland at age 82.
  • She was buried on 12 November 1958 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Children of Jane Deborah Bridgeman and William John King

Leo Oswald Bridgeman

M, b. 11 September 1900, d. 16 April 1984
  • Leo Oswald Bridgeman was born on 11 September 1900 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Thomas Henry Bridgeman and Charlotte Ann Stockman.
  • At the age of 26 years, Leo Oswald Bridgeman married Doris Mary Pewarden in 1927.
  • (Survivor Spouse): On 20 June 1982,his wife, Doris Mary Pewarden died in New Zealand at age 84.
  • Leo Oswald Bridgeman died on 16 April 1984 in New Zealand at age 83. He was a retired carpenter of 37 Ballance Street, New Plymouth.
  • He was cremated on 19 April 1984.

Lorraine Murial Bridgeman

F, b. 28 July 1916, d. 2001