Thursday, 23 June 2016

Mary's Family

Mary’s family

Mary Bateman and George Guest had five children, all of whom were born on Norfolk Island between 1792 and 1804.

Sarah (1 May 1792 - 31 March 1868)
On 12 September 1808 Sarah married Thomas William Birch ( 1767-1821) at St David's Church, Hobart Town.
Thomas William Birch, a doctor, arrived in Hobart Town aboard the Dubuc and decided to stay. He soon became a merchant, was involved in whaling and shipping and was a substanial land owner in the colony. In 1815 Birch sponsored the expedition of James Kelly to explore of coast of Van Diemen's Land. Kelly named Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour after Birch's wife and also named Birch's Inlet after T W Birch. As a result of this expedition T W Birch and James Kelly had exclusive rights to harvest the huon pine trees on the banks of Macquarie Harbour. T W Birch died on 1 December 1821 and was buried at St David's Cemetery.
Sarah and Thomas William Birch had seven children:
Samuel (1809-1878)
Ann (1810-1811)
William (1812-1893)
Sarah (1814-1892)
Eliza (1816-1900)
Henry (1818-1865)
George (1820-1854)
On 29 November 1823 Sarah married Edmund Irton Hodgson (1792-1884). 
Sarah and Edmund had six children:
Charles Alfred (1825-1885)
Fanny (1826-1880)
Ann Jane (1828-1880)
Edmund Irton (1830-1874)
Frederick Lampla (1831-1878)
Walter (1834-1890)

George (11 December 1794 - 27 April 1845)
George was a publican in Hobart Town and also sold merchandise at one time.
On 11 May 1818 he married Elizabeth Young (1800-1829) at St David's Church, Hobart Town.
George and Elizabeth had three children.
John (1822-1919)
Sarah (1824-1828)
Elizabeth (1826-1829)
On 15 May 1832 George married Catherine Cooling (1805 - 1847).
George and Catherine had four children:
George (1832-1897)
Maria Anne (1834-?)
William (1837-1914)
Nathaniel (1839-1889)

John (1798 - 6 December 1863)
John married Elizabeth Hall (1804 - 1856) (still checking for details)
John and Elizabeth had a son, William, (1838-1853)
On 11 December 1856 John married Maria Watts in Victoria.
John and Maria had three children:
John (1856-1935)
George (1859- 1902)
Emma (1861-1908)

Mary (30 April 1803 - 1 May 1804)

William (10 July 1804 - 28 October 1835)
William was also an inn keeper.
In 1826 William married Charlotte Young (1809-1838)
William and Charlotte had three children:
Frances Mary (1827-1872)
George William (1828-1901)
Mary Elizabeth Ann (1830-1831)

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