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TRIAL BAY AND SOUTH WEST ROCKS

trial bay

TRIAL BAY WAS built in a later period than what I’m usually looking at. The connection with South West Rocks was earlier for my direct family. I do however have documents and images from Jan Maurice and Sanders’ were out there as Boatsmen and running a boarding house as well as one lad being remembered in the Memorial Pines. Killed in the war. So we took a drive out there on our recent 2 week Loop and took a look through the Boatsmen’s Houses which are carefully maintained and where,as usual, we encountered enthusiastic and helpful volunteers hanging on to our heritage with Tenacity. Below are some links to TRIAL BAY and some images from our exploration.

TRIAL BAY GAOL

Established in 1886, Trial Bay Gaol is the only example of a state prison specifically built to carry out public works. The intention was for prisoners to construct a breakwater in Trial Bay and create a safe harbour between Sydney and Brisbane.

http://www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/clicka.htm

KEMSPEY AND THE MACLEAY RIVER

 

http://www.australianexplorer.com/photographs/nsw_architecture_trial_bay_gaol.htm

Trial Bay (Gaol) Photos – (New South Wales)

 

http://www.nnsw.com.au/southwestrocks/trialbay.html

TRIAL BAY GAOL Photo Gallery

 

http://migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/places/zivillager/history.shtml

ZIVIL LAGER

 

http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/org/Trial_Bay_Gaol_National_Parks_and_Wildlife/about/

Trial Bay Gaol National Parks and Wildlife : COLLECTIONS AUSTRALIA NETWORK

 

TRIAL BAY IN 2001  
NOV HPLS GRAFTON TO PORT MACdays 4 120 NOV HPLS GRAFTON TO PORT MACdays 4 117
NOV HPLS GRAFTON TO PORT MACdays 4 121 NOV HPLS GRAFTON TO PORT MACdays 4 119

 

SOME MORE SANDERS STORY FROM JAN AND BARRY MAURICE

1. WILLIAM SANDERS m SARAH STARK c 1768 probably at Tifford outside KENTON near EXETER DEVON.

2. Their son  WILLIAM was baptised on 11/11/1792 at Tifford and was probably born the same day or the day before according to the custom of the time. He later married ELIZABETH GREEN. Their son :

3. WILLIAM was born at KENTON on 15/4/1823. He married MARY ANN SKIVINGS who was born in 1830. Mary’s parents were both born at KILLERTON ( also known as Broad Clyst) near EXETER, Devon.  Her mother, GRACE, was born in 1804. William and Mary  arrived in Sydney on board the VICTORIA on 2/9/1849, Mary possibly pregnant with their first ( surviving ) child.

They settled in the MACLEAY DISTRICT. Oral history has it that William was invited to come to Australia by a retired British Army Colonel to be employed as an expert ploughman having become known as such back in Devon. William is also reputed to have introduced blackberries to the North Coast. This act of folly earned him the nickname ” BLACKBERRY BILL”. William was also a champion rower and rowed in the Kempsey Regatta of 1856. William died on 19/12/1910 aged 87. Mary died on 13/11/1882 aged 52, the mother of 13 children.

Husband    WILLIAM SANDERS   

Birth    Apr. 15, 1823    KENTON DEVON ENGLAND   
Marriage    Aug. 28, 1848    EXETER ENGLAND   
Death    Dec. 19, 1910    FREDERICKTON KEMPSEY   
Burial        FREDERICKTON   
Other Wives       
Parents    WILLIAM SANDERS and ELIZABETH GREEN

Wife    MARY ANN SKIVINGS   

Birth    About 1830    SILVERTON DEVON ENGLAND   
Death    Nov. 13, 1882    FREDRICKTON KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA   
Burial        FREDERICKTON CEMETERY   
Other Husbands       
Parents    GEORGE S SKIVINGS and GRACE 

Children  

1    ELIZABETH GRACE SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Oct. 28, 1850    HORSLEY NSW   
Husband    EDRED EVERSON   
Marriage    Aug. 3, 1868    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Jan. 30, 1904    KINCHELA NSW   
Burial    

2    HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jun. 4, 1852    YARRABANDINI NSW   
Husband    THOMAS ROWE   
Marriage    Dec. 6, 1869    KINCHELA NSW   
Death    Oct. 13, 1942    DUNGOG   
Burial        

3    WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Feb. 11, 1854    YARRABANDINI NSW   
Wife    ELIZABETH HURELL   
Marriage    Jul. 30, 1879    KINCHELA NSW   
Death    Aug. 10, 1923    SOUTH WEST ROCKS NSW AUSTRALIA   
Burial    

4    FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Oct. 18, 1855    MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Wife    LUCY JANE HURRELL   
Marriage    Apr. 11, 1878    KINCHELA   
Death    Jan. 23, 1921    MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA   
Burial   

5    CHARLES HENRY SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jan. 1, 1860    AUSTRAL EDEN   
Wife    MARY ANN PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Aug. 17, 1881    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Jul. 16, 1926    MACKSVILLE   
Burial    

6    ALFRED SIVERT SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jan. 4, 1861    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Wife    EMILY JANE MINCHEN   
Marriage    Apr. 29, 1886    SMITHTOWN   
Death    1933    KEMPSEY   
Burial  

7    ERNEST ALBERT SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Dec. 21, 1862    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Wife    ANNIE JANE PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Jun. 9, 1886    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Nov. 20, 1911    UPPER UNKYA   
Burial    

8   MARY ANN SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Nov. 17, 1864    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Husband    JOSEPH ISAAC HARRIS   
Marriage    Jun. 7, 1885    AUSTRAL EDEN   
Death    Dec. 4, 1941    BRISBANE   
Burial  

9    WALTER THOMAS SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Mar. 18, 1867    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife    ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Jul. 10, 1895    KEMPSEY   
Death    Jan. 24, 1922    KEMPSEY   
Burial    

10    AGNES JANE SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jul. 9, 1869    KINCHELA CREEK MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Husband    CHARLES HENRY WILLIAM  TAYLOR   
Marriage    Nov. 25, 1891    ST LEONARDS   
Death    Aug. 6, 1951    QUEENSLAND   
Burial        LUTWYCHE CEMETERY BRISBANE  

11    EDRED JAMES SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Oct. 2, 1870    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife    ANNIE EDITH NELSON   
Marriage    Dec. 25, 1912    WEST KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA   
Death    Mar. 26, 1938    KEMPSEY   
Burial    

12   SARAH ELLEN SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jan. 27, 1872    KINCHELA CREEK   
Husband    ROBERT EVAN KITCHING   
Marriage    Oct. 26, 1895    SYDNEY AUSTRALIA   
Death    Feb. 9, 1946    CAMPBELLTOWN   
Burial 

13    CHRISTOPHER GEORGE SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jul. 3, 1873    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife       
Marriage           
Death    Jan. 3, 1882    KINCHELA CREEK   
Burial       

 

   

 

      

 

      

         

   

 

THE SANDERS AND IMMIGRATION

I have had information about the Sanders for years now but not put it together. Now I am accessing the Newspapers and understanding a little more of what was involved in the emigration/immigration process, I shall write out some of the details I have and see how they fit with the NLA Articles.

William Sanders married Mary Ann Skivings and they emigrated to Australia.  They sailed from Plymouth on the ship VICTORIA and arrived in SYDNEY on September 4th, 1849 ( 100 years before I was born). Their shipping papers state that they had no relations living in the Colony ( this is disputed re THOMAS SANDERS at Appin but neither is verified by primary source as yet) . Dick Sanders found that the property at Appin to which they went on arriving was at PROSPECT ( now known as WENTWORTHVILLE) and was owned by THOMAS SANDERS who had 100 acres there. Elizabeth Grace, their first child was born there.

They then came north alone the NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY looking for land. From ARMIDALE, they turned East to the Coast and came to the Macleay River. They moved about in this area for about 8 years before William purchased a block of 60 acres  and paid 60 pounds. DATE AUGUST 13 – 1863.

Each of the children was given a block of land to make a living on. William finally transferred the land to two of his sons, WALTER THOMAS  and EDRED JAMES on Nov 1 1898. These were two younger sons.

It was through SANDERS land that the road was re-routed to HAT HEAD to avoid swampland.

Dick Sanders said that where the school now stands was SANDERS property. Kinchela School.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

HERE ARE SOME PERSPECTIVES OF IMMIGRATION AT APP THE SAME PERIOD. 1849. FROM THE NLA HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article712494

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 15 April 1848, page 2.

ARRIVAL OF IMMIGRANTS IN MAITLAND.

By Thursday morning’s mail the Police Magistrate received a letter from the Immigration Agent in Sydney intimating that free passages to Maitland on Thursday evening, with board and lodging until they should receive offers of employment at fair wages, would be offered to as many of the immigrants by the Suhraon as chose to avail themselves of the opportunity of at once proceeding to the country ; and requesting the Police Magistrate to make arrangements to receive those who might be sent. Accordingly, by yesterday’s steamer, 57 of the immigrants reached Maitland, and have been lodged in the house formerly occupied by Mr. Rae, next door to the late Blue Bell Inn, East Maitland ; and are now ready to make engagements. Of the new arrivals, 10 are single men, 10 single women, the remainder married couples

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article708687

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 11 October 1848, page 1

ORPHAN EMIGRANTS.
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article706650

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 3 January 1849, page 2.

A stream of immigration from the mother country has also once more set in upon us, and, as our immigration debt has been paid off, we have every prospect of a steady accession of population from the same source

 

IMMIGRATION ISSUES 1849

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article706437

    THE COLONIZATION SOCIETY.

    MAITLAND MERCURY SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1849.

 

    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article706387

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article705911

SIR-I came to Maitland last week for the  purpose of hiring a few immigrants. I attended the places where they are quartered, and I could not see more, than six or eight at either place.  In taking a ride over to West Maitland I met them in lots of six or eight, and numbers I saw taking their walks on the race-course. These  walks ought to be taken at times so as not to  inconvenience people that may come to hire  these gentlemen. Some observations on this  subject may cause such restrictions as will  operate for the benefit of all parties.

I remain,

sir, yours truly,

Newcastle, July 14, 1849.

J. S.

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 18 July 1849, page 2.

 

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article699943

Immigrants.-On Thursday 124 of the immigrants per Kate arrived in Maitland per steamer, comprising 21 married couples, 19 young men and 11 young women above the age of fourteen years, 13 boys and 8 girls between ten and fourteen years, and 31 children under ten years. Of these there had been hired up to yesterday afternoon four married men, as farm or general servants, one at 6s. per week, and the others at £16, £20, and £23 per year, the two latter having one a son and the other a wife to assist, and the first getting current harvest and reaping wages in those seasons ; seven young men, five as farm servants, at £12, £13, £14, and £16 per year, and two as shepherds, at £16 per year ; and one boy of thirteen years as domestic servant, at £4 the first year and £6 the second ; all these parties having rations or board and lodging, in proportion to services .

 

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 29 September 1849, page 2.

Contracts for 1850.- In the Government Gazette of Tuesday last appear the usual notices calling for tenders for supplies for the colonial service, in such quantities as may be required, during twelve months commencing 1st January, 1850; one notice calls for such tenders for districts within the boundaries, and the other for districts beyond the boundaries, and in both cases tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney, until twelve o’clock of Monday, 12th November. The districts within the boundaries which are comprised in the Hunter River and,northern districts, are Mudgee, Newcastle and Raymond Terrace, Dungog, Maitland, Wollombi and Macdonald River, Paterson, Patrick’s -Plains, Merton and Muswellbrook, Scone and Murrurundi, and Cassilis. The districts beyond the boundaries comprised in the same portion of the colony, are Bligh, Liverpool Plains, Gwydir, New England, Darling Downs, Clarence River, and Maranoa. In these latter districts it is noted, that the stations at which supplies will be required to be delivered, are-Dubbo, Canamble, and Wiabra, in the district of Bligh ; Tamworth, Wee Waa, and Pockataroo, in the district of Liverpool Plains; Warialda, in the district of Gwydir; Armidale, Wellingrove, and Tenterfield, in the district of New England ; Drayton and Warwick, in the district of Darling Downs ; Grafton and Tabulam, in the district of Clarence River ; in the district of Maranoa no stations are named.

 

IMMIGRATION IN THE NLA NEWSPAPERS

Known Immigrants in the family at this time are :

YEAR SHIP PERSON/S FROM TO
1839 JAMES MORGAN JANET MACKAY AND CHILDREN INC WILHELMINA MCLEOD SUTHERLAND SHIRE SCOTLAND SYDNEY
1849 VICTORIA WILLIAM  SANDERS AND MARY ANN SKIVINGS (MARRIED COUPLE) DEVON ENGLAND SYDNEY
1853 WILLIAM BROWN JACKSONS   SYDNEY
1853 BEEJAPORE THOMAS CRAIG , PARENTS AND SIBLINGS   SYDNEY
1853 BEEJAPORE HURRELLS   SYDNEY

ARTICLES ON EMIGRATION/IMMIGRATION IN NLA NEWSPAPERS:

 
 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article640683

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article640671

 
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article640576

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE TAKEN BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION. MAY l8, 1835

The Superintendent having left the ship before her arrival in Port Jackson, there was latterly no control whatever over the women, and some of them who had been
allowed to land, immediately after the ship came to anchor, were picked up quite drunk in the streets of Sydney, on the evening of their arrival.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article639961

The Perth Gazette and… Saturday 10 June 1837, page 918

SYDNEY. IMMIGRATION COMMITTEE. (From the Sydney “Colonist . “

This committee report came out the year before Mary Ann and William Sanders  came on the VICTORIA.

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article639961

 

  • The Government, however, have latterly proposed a measure for the encouragement and promotion of emigration which, if the settlers were at all alive to their own interests and disposed to cooperate in securing them, would be tantamount to the adoption of our original recommendation. For, at a cost for agency which would be altogether insignificant for each individual or family brought out to the colony, the respectable colonists might have seemed through the Government measure we allude to, the immediate introduction of two or three thousand families of virtuous and industrious emigrants of the classes chiefly required in the colony.

 

 
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article639883

LAND AND IMMIGRATION COMPANY.

An experiment has been tried in New South Wales to increase the number of immigrants by the formation of a Land and Immigration Company. The shares to be raised were 5,000, one half to be disposed of in the colony, and the other half to be reserved for capitalists in England. As we are also in need of an augmentation of our numbers, the hint may not be unprofitably applied ;

 

Archives Investigator  
State Records Authority of New South Wales

 IMMIGRATION – The Bounty System


 

Extracted from the:- “Concise Guide to State Archives of New South Wales

Shipping & Passenger Records
Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc

 

 

LIST OF SHIPPING SITES AND EMIGRATIONS.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article639883

The McLeods and Mackays perhaps from the Sutherland Shire !

3rd. In Scotland, and the north of Ireland, where no such contribution could be looked for, but where the lower classes, being more intelligent, industrious and frugal, would be better fitted for roughing it in a new colony, virtuous and industrious families of these classes would willingly bind themselves to pay that amount from the first of their savings after their arrival ; and if in the event of their purchasing land on credit from the Company, this debt were to be chargeable on the land, its repayment would be secured.

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ns/bkeddy/HIES/1.html
_________________________________________________
Highland and Island Emigration Society, HIES
_____________________________________
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article642443

In fact, the obstructions, the suspense, and the jobbing of the present system, tend to destroy, the property, if not work the absolute ruin €of the poorer class of immigrants. An individual of this description on his arrival is forced to leave his family in Sydney, whilst he proceeds to explore the north, the south, or the westward, for a suitable location

 

EMIGRATION IN THE 1850s

Ancestors Known to have arrived as EMIGRANTS are

YEAR

SHIP EMIGRANTS
1839 JAMES MORGAN WILHEMINA MCLEOD WITH HER MOTHER JANET MACKAY AND HER SIBLINGS
1849 VICTORIA WILLIAM AND MARY ANN SANDERS
1853 WILLIAM BROWN WILLIAM JACKSON AND ELIZABETH JOHNSON (HIS WIFE) WITH ONE DAUGHTER.
1853 BEEJAPORE THOMAS CRAIG WITH HIS PARENTS AND SIBLINGS

 

 

The Sanders are marked on their disembarkation papers as “assisted emigrants”. The 19th century newspapers fill in a good deal of my lack of understanding of emigration in the 19th century. I have images of William Sanders and of Mary Ann Skivings Sanders but none of the other ” emigrants”.

MARY ANN SKIVINGS SANDERS MEN BLACKBERRY , FRED J, FRED W , ESSEL REECE

Mary Ann Skivings Sanders and the elderly gentleman seated is BlackBerry Bill Sanders:

NSW STATE ARCHIVES REEL 58.

ASSISTED IMMIGRANTS INWARDS TO SYDNEY PER SHIP ” VICTORIA” ARRIVED 2nd SEPT 1849.

SAUNDERS, William. 26 years. Butcher. Born Kenton Devonshire. Son of William and Elizabeth SAUNDERS- still living in Kenton. C of E  – reads and writes. No relations living in Colony. in good health. Complained of short issue of rations during early part of voyage.

SAUNDERS, Mary Ann. 19 years – farm servant – born Silverton Devonshire – daughter of George and Grace Skivings. Still living in Silverton. C of E – Reads and Writes – no relations living in Colony – in Good health.

The Researcher (whom I think may have been Dick Sanders) has added – ( SAUNDERS should read SANDERS )

THE JACKSONS. from READY OR NOT – compiled by PHIL READY.

On 17th May 1853 a sixty ton ketch, WILLIAM BROWN, had arrived in Sydney from Honolulu. Aboard were immigrants WILLIAM JACKSON and his wife ELIZABETH and one daughter. William who had been born in Nottinghamshire in England was a Coppersmith by trade. On 26th November 1849 , in London he had married EIZABETH JOHNSON who had been born in Norfolk England.

In 1853 William whose trade was very much in demand set up in business in Steven Street, Ultimo. The following year his address appeared in SANDS directory as BAY STREET GLEBE. Julia from whom I descend  was born on 5th June 1860 – listed as Newtown.

THE OTHER 2 FAMILIES OF EMIGRANTS SO FAR TRACKED ARE :

  • WILHELMINA MCLEOD who came from SUTHERLAND SHIRE with her mother and siblings : JANET MACKAY.
  • THOMAS CRAIG a lad of 8 and his family.

 

DAILY NEWS OCTOBER 7th 1850 LONDON ENGLAND

 

 

Daily News (London, England), Monday, October 7, 1850; Issue 1363

 

http://melindakendall.wordpress.com/

 

A LETTER FROM PRESTON – 1737

The SANDERS have been traced in a direct line back to Kenton, Devon, UK. from those of us living in 21st Century Australia. Below is an extract from the Country Journal or The Craftsman , a London Newspaper of the 18th Century. My week buried in the SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGISTS’ free trial of UK HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS from THE BRITISH LIBRARY has provided me with many snippets which I will gradually add to the site. Some, like this one, are simply background – reflections of the times in which our ancestors lived. This letter is in the period when John Sanders and Susannah Kerswell were living in Devon. It is from the COUNTRY JOURNAL or THE CRAFTSMAN . SATURDAY APRIL 9 1737. LONDON ENGLAND. ISSUE 562. I thought the Kenton referred to in this edition was OUR KENTON in Devon but on reflection think it likely to refer to the Kenton which is now a neighbourhood within London. I have left the articles in as they do provide such vivid images of the times in England.  In addition I spent hours looking at miniscule print to locate these obscurities and I am not wasting them.

http://www.british-towns.net/en/level_4_display.asp?GetL3=10109

 

MAP KENTON  This one is the Sanders Kenton in Devon.

AND THESE ARE THE EXTRACTS FROM 1737

letter from preston 1737    

Yep. The wrong Kenton. This is the one near Harrow. Fires and burning seemed  a common occurrence. We read in the SYDNEY HERALD of 1831 of wee servant lasses running screaming from their workplaces with skirts afire. Melinda McNally was already in the service of Rev Richard Hill at the age of 9 . I myself am fond of the GREY HORSE called COW and would have bet on him. Izzy is of Polish Descent and doesn’t fancy encountering the spectres arising from “the Scarcity of Provisions ” .

poland poverty 1737 country craftsman fire in kenton

other KENTONS : http://www.rahul.net/kenton/OtherKentons.html

 

MELINDA KENDALL

DEVON AND THE SANDERS

The Sanders came to Australia from DEVON in England. I had some information about this but now thanks to Jan and Barry Maurice I have a good deal more as well as some padding. A visit to the Macleay District Museum is on the Books . I went there once but was looking at the memorial for my Fathers Uncle Bert who was killed in WWI. I was surprised then when the Assistant recognised the family look and told me a little about BlackBerry Sanders . I now know a good deal more about that too. I am doing research for Izzy on Melinda McNally Kendall and despite the Literary nature of the family and the established Kendall identity in the Illawarra have had very little feedback – but when it come to SANDERS – there seem to be a lot of us with the same passion for detail and inquiring minds. My Father Bruce who was the son of John George who was the son of Frederick John who was the son  of BlackBerry Bill – kept a diary throughout his entire time of service in WWII and thereafter chronicled his daily life with detailed accuracy  . I have the letters he wrote home almost weekly during the war –  http://www.blognow.com.au/BRUCESANDERS/ – still a little messy but I will get to them and now thanks to equally pedantic cousins – I have Images and anecdotes in abundance. Well- being a Sanders Myself – I could always do with MORE details. I am adding what I can here in the confidence that those who have given me these things wish as I do for the Sanders not to be lost in a box, or disposed of inadvertently.

10 bert grandpa maude & grandma

The lad on the left is the handsome Uncle Bert of my childhood legends – Herbert Burdett Sanders , who died overseas. He is with his father Frederick John Sanders , Sister Maude ( who never married) and Grandma Sanders ( Lucy Jane Hurrell).

10 jg & an english relative 

John George Sanders  with an English relative during WWI. John George was gassed in WWI and left without a sense of smell . Nevertheless he endeavoured to enlist for WWII but was refused . Both his sons – Bruce and Clyde served overseas. 

http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/Kenton/Gaz1868.html

( I am aware that I would do well to be providing source notes and references and will do when able. This however is not an official site for anything so here we are with info from Jan and from the Macleay River Historical Society. Its our family . If you locate any errors – that will be my transcribing – please let me know and I will do something about it. If you have anything to add – it would be appreciated .)

Thomas Sanders was born in 1686 app at Kenton Devon England. In Kenton On 29-9-1707 he married MARTHA BOND who was born app 1689. Detailed dates and notes can be found on http://www.myheritage.com/site-29656891/lynne%27s-heritage-web-site

Thomas and Martha had 5 children all born in Kenton Devon.

  1. Thomas 28-7-1707
  2. JAMES 2-11-1711
  3. SAMUEL 8-3-1713
  4. JOHN 20-4-1716
  5. THOMAS ? 1-12-1719

JOHN married SUSANNAH KERSWELL who was born app 1732. They in turn bore all their children in KENTON, DEVON. They had 10 children

  1. RICHARD
  2. JOHN
  3. WILLIAM
  4. BETTY
  5. THOMAS
  6. MARY SUSANNAH
  7. MARIA
  8. ELINOR
  9. SARAH
  10. RICHARD ?

BETWEEN the years 1758 – 1779 . Check

http://www.myheritage.com/site-29656891/lynne%27s-heritage-web-site

for dates of birth.

WILLIAM SANDERS on 8-10-1790 married SARAH STARK ( dob 1768 app) In KENTON.

They have 3 Kenton children

  1. WILLIAM
  2. ANN
  3. JANE

In 1792,1798 and 1800.

WILLIAM SANDERS then married ELIZABETH GREEN ( dob 1793 app) They were married in DAWLISH, DEVON.

Their children were all born in KENTON.

  1. WILLIAM
  2. ANN
  3. JOHN
  4. THOMAS

Between 1823 and 1832.

WILLIAM SANDERS ( dob 15-4-1823) married MARY ANN SKIVINGS at EXETER DEVON on 20-8-1848

MARY ANN SKIVINGS 0 0 william sanders

WILLIAM AND MARY ANN THEN EMIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA. ARRIVING PER THE SHIP VICTORIA ON THE 4 SEPTEMBER 1849 in Sydney.

This is the world they left behind and I have some 19th century newspaper clippings to add later.

 

KENTON. below are some Kenton Links : and perhaps other parts of Devon we are known to have stemmed from.
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

“KENTON, a parish in the hundred of Exminster, county Devon, 8 miles S.E. of Exeter, its post town, 5 N. of Dawlish, and 1½ from the Starcross railway station. It is situated at the junction of the rivers Ken and Exe, and contains the villages of Cofton and Starcross. It was formerly held by the Heles, Hungerfords, Monk, Duke of Albemarle, &c., and subsequently passed to the Courtenays of Bordenham. It was once a borough and market town, and is still a populous village, extending along the road from Exeter to Dawlish. About two-thirds of the land is arable, the remainder pasture. The surface’ is hilly, and the soil rather light. Courts leet and baron are held annually by the lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £265, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury. The parish church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient redstone structure, with a pinnacled lofty tower containing six bells. In the interior are a carved pulpit and screen. In addition to the parish church there is a district church at Starcross, the living of which is a perpetual curacy,* value £210, also a district church at Cofton, the living of which is a curacy The tithes have been commuted. The parochial charities produce about £16 per annum. The Wesleyans have places of worship. There is a National school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is also held. The Earl of Devon is lord of the manor.”

LETTERS OF RACHEL HENNING

AN e-book in the GUTENBERG PROJECT. LETTERS OF RACHEL HENNING featuring some from Elladale Cottage which Jan Maurice tells me was the home of Agnes Jane Sanders and her husband CHW Charles Henry William Taylor and their 7 children.

RACHEL HENNING Also writes from TAUNTON in Devon which is also SANDERS country. Her letters provide a vivid contemporary pictorial of 19th Century Australian life. 

Note also that on the Papers of the Sanders when they arrived in Sydney per VICTORIA on 2 Sep 1849 it states that neither had any relations in the Colony. Was Thomas Sanders a relative or not ? Did they choose to hide the convict connection ? How did Agnes and CHW come to live in ELLADALE cottage ?

 

 

NEWS FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA. SANDERS.

My Grandmother Agnes Jane was born 9-7-1869 and married 25-11-1891 Nth Sydney Charles Henry William Taylor “Bill” [we call him CHW] Agnes died 6-8-1951 in Queensland and is buried with her daughter Ellie Gridley in Lutwyche Cemetery CHW died 1931 in Liverpool Hospital and is buried in St Marks Cemetery Appin.  When Sarah Ellen Kitching nee Sanders died 15 Feb 1946 in her Obituary Agnes is listed as the only surviving member of the original Sanders family.
William and Mary Ann weren’t the first Sanders to arrive in Australia another member of the family Thomas Sanders a convict arrived 1-8-1791 with the 3rd Fleet on the Matilda born 16-8-1766 died 3-9-1846 buried St Johns Cemetery Parramatta he owned a property at Prospect.   Thomas was the brother of William born 1770 who married Sarah Stark 8-10-1790.   I’d say this is the property William and Mary Ann stayed when they first arrived and their first child Elizabeth was born before they went north.   Agnes and husband had 7 children they settled in Appin NSW and lived in Elladale Cottage [still there today] and in 1912 purchased the property and when CHW died in 1931 Agnes continued to live there until she went to live with her son in Campbelltown and the property was sold in 1946.   When Agnes was in her 80s she went to live in Queensland where her three daughters were living and died in 1951.
She and CHW had 4 girls one died in 1922 and 3 boys William Harold, a Army Officer who died in NZ, Lionel who had a hard life but liked the drink died in 1972 and my father Barrington Walter born 1908-1973 a musician we lived in Parramatta.

Thanks to Jan and Barry Maurice who have contacted me from WA.

 

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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.