THOMAS CRAIG

Surname Firstname Events Age Vessel Year Reel
CRAIG Thomas   8 Beejapore 1853 2136, 2464
             

COULD THIS BE GREAT GRANDFATHER

OR THIS BE HIS FATHER ?

CRAIG Thomas   31   Abyssinian 1859 2139, 2479

Family at this time says Thomas came here from SCOTLAND so its more likely to be the 8 year old boy. if so this is a site mentioning BEEJAPORE http://www.users.bigpond.com/kevinreed/pafg152.htm

The only other Thomas Craig seemingly coming in is

CRAIG Thomas 31     Kapunda 1877 2140, 2488

which would mean a VERY RAPID marriage to Martha on the Mcleay ?

 

3301/1877 CRAIG THOMAS MARRIES JULIAN MARTHA MACLEAY RIVER

 

THEN AGAIN MY BROTHER JON LISTS THOMAS AS BEING BORN IN 1858 SO HE SEEMS TO BE NONE OF THESE ONES. AND THIS IS SURELY HIS DEATH DETAILS BECAUSE THE DATE AND PLACE ARE IN THE CRAIG FAMILY BIBLE WHICH MY SISTER SUSAN HAS

6411/1916 CRAIG THOMAS father – WILLIAM mother – MARGARET died -KEMPSEY  

 

Looks like it IS the little boy THOMAS CRAIG on the BEEJAPORE because WILLIAM CRAIG also sailed on that ship in 1853 with his family.

CRAIG William   30 and family Beejapore 1853 2136, 2464

yep reckon thats the craigs .

CRAIG Margaret   34 and family Beejapore 1853 2136, 2464  
CRAIG Margaret   5 and family Beejapore 1853 2136, 2464

 

CRAIG Jane   3 and family Beejapore 1853 2136, 2464

 

CRAIG Sarah   12 and family Beejapore 1853 2136, 2464

That looks like the little Craig family which came to live in Kinchela. WILLIAM and MARGARET CRAIG with

SARAH – 12

THOMAS – 8

MARGARET – 5

JANE – 3

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NOW THIS COULD BE ROUGH ON A FIRST DRAFT BUT IT APPEARS THAT

  • SARAH MARRIES ? DID SHE MARRY AT 17 TO ALEXANDER AND THEN TO WILLIAM COOPER AS AN OLDER WOMAN ?
  • 2157/1858 MARRIAGE OF CRAIG ALEXANDER TO CRAIG SARAH MACLEAY RIVER WHEN SHE WAS 17

    AND ONLY IN COLONY SINCE 1853?

  • 1020/1908 COOPER WILLIAM CRAIG SARAH BELLINGEN

 

  • 10599/1903 CRAIG ALEXANDER FATHER -ALEXANDER MOTHER -JANE DIES IN MACKSVILLE  
  • 12414/1913 COOPER SARAH FATHER- WILLIAM MOTHER- MARGARET DIES IN MACKSVILLE IN 1913.

BEAR WITH ME ON THIS.

MARTHA JULIAN

Registration Number  Last Name  Given Name(s)  Father’s Given Name(s)  Mother’s Given Name(s)     
V1856884 44A/1856 JULIEN MARTHA JOHN ELIZABETH  

 

MARTHA JULIAN/JULIEN – MOTHER  OF ELIZABETH (GRANDMOTHER DINAH – BRUCE’S MUM )

AND SHE DIES IN KINCHELA –

9161/1932 CRAIG MARTHA 76 YRS KINCHELA KEMPSEY  

WILLIAM SANDERS

SANDERS, WILLIAM .

This William descends from JOHN SANDERS AND SUSANNAH KERSWELL

They married in England ( most likely Devon) on 3/11/1757 and 3 years later had a son WILLIAM SANDERS. William was born on the 20/8/1760.

He married SARAH STARK on 8/10/1790 and they in turn named their son WILLIAM SANDERS. He was born on 11/11/1792 and on 18/8/1816 he married ELIZABETH GREEN.

The WILLIAM in this photograph is their son. Born on 15/4/1823 in KENTON, DEVON.  He married MARY ANN SKIVINGS who was born in SILVERTON, DEVON, in 1830. They married on  the 28/8/1848 in EXETER and emigrated to AUSTRALIA on the VICTORIA which arrived in Sydney on the 14/9/1849. ( on Reel 58 from State Archives as 2nd Sept 1849 )

On the 13 August 1863 , they purchased land at KINCHELA CREEK.

The NSW State ARCHIVES reel 58 lists them as SAUNDERS . My father Bruce ( Their great grandson) was strongly of the SANDERS NOT SAUNDERS persuasion.  Nevertheless, the authorities list them as SAUNDERS. Dick Sanders ( Another great grandson) also took offence at the U and stated in his research ” SAUNDERS SHOULD READ SANDERS” .

The Archives tell us that WILLIAM SANDERS was a 26 year old butcher born in KENTON, DEVONSHIRE. Son of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH SANDERS. His parents were still living in KENTON. William was C of E ( Church of England ) and he “reads and writes”  . He had no relations in Colony and was in good health. William complained of short issue of rations during the early part of the voyage on the Victoria.

His wife MARY ANN SAUNDERS ( formerly SKIVINGS ) was 19 years old and a farm servant. She was born in SILVERTON, DEVONSHIRE and was the daughter of GEORGE AND GRACE SKIVINGS who still lived in SILVERTON. Also C of E. She too could read and write and had no relations in the Colony. Mary Ann  in good health. 

POSSIBLE THREADS – JULIAN

THE ONLY CONNECTION KNOWN AT THIS TIME IS THE SURNAME JULIAN 

 

Rosanna Abrahams

Rosanna was the illegitimate daughter of Esther Abrahams and an unknown father. Esther used the surname ‘Julian’ at times during her life and some historians speculate that he was her daughter’s father or that ‘Julian’ was Esther’s mother’s maiden name. It is also speculated that he was a member of the Aristocratic Spanish family Julian. None of this speculation has been proven to be true.

At the time of Esther’s conviction for stealing 24 yards of lace she was two months pregnant with her daughter Rosanna, born in Newgate prison while awaiting transportation to NSW. When the first fleet departed in May 1787 Rosanna was two months old. Source. Newspaper clipping from ‘Reflections’ May-July 2002, page 30. She was the youngset passenger on the first fleet. Esther became the companion of Major George Johnston eventually marrying him on 11 Nov 1814 in St. John’s, Parramatta.