Selected Families and Individuals


John Thomas Oliver was born c1820. He died on 12 Jul 1855. John Thomas Oliver married Sophia Hughes on 25 Aug 1851. John was employed as Boatman.

Sophia Hughes [Parents] was born on 19 Jan 1822. She died on 17 Apr 1877. Sophia Hughes married John Thomas Oliver on 25 Aug 1851. Sophia resided in Kent St Sydney.

Other marriages:
Pereira, Joseph (convict)
Cunningham, Peter

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Ann Oliver was born in 1852. She died in 1855.
  F ii Sophia Oliver was born in 1853.
  F iii Mary J Oliver was born in 1855.

Peter Cunningham was born c1807. He died on 29 Jun 1879. Peter Cunningham married Sophia Hughes on 17 Aug 1858.

Sophia Hughes [Parents] was born on 19 Jan 1822. She died on 17 Apr 1877. Sophia Hughes married Peter Cunningham on 17 Aug 1858. Sophia resided in Kent St Sydney.

Other marriages:
Pereira, Joseph (convict)
Oliver, John Thomas

They had the following children:

  F i Maria Elizabeth Cunningham was born in 1862. She died in 1892.
  F ii Henrietta Cunningham was born in 1864. She died in 1867.

Robert William Hughes [Parents] was born on 23 Oct 1823 in Lane Cove. He died before 1849. Robert William Hughes married Mary Patrick.

Mary Patrick [Parents] was born in 1825. She married Robert William Hughes.

Other marriages:
Futcher, Thomas Francis
Bentley, Alfred

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Ann Hughes was born in 1845 and died in 1876.
  M ii Edward John Hughes was born in 1847 and died in 1921.

Thomas Archer (convict) was born c1811 in Nottinghamshire. He married Amy (Emma) Hughes on 30 Sep 1843. Thomas arrived in Australia as a convict John 4 on 7 Feb 1837.

Life conviction for stealing cotton

Amy (Emma) Hughes [Parents] was born in 1825 in Lane Cove. She died on 31 May 1878. Amy (Emma) Hughes married Thomas Archer (convict) on 30 Sep 1843.

They had the following children:

  M i Robert William Archer was born in 1844.
  M ii John Archer was born in 1845. He died before 1878.
  F iii Sarah M Archer was born on 31 May 1850 and died on 21 Jul 1919.
  M iv Thomas Archer was born in 1857. He died before 1878.

Henry Hughes [Parents] was born on 28 Apr 1828 in Lane Cove. He died on 21 Sep 1895 in Lane Cove and was buried in Field of Mars, Ryde. Henry Hughes married Eleanor (Helena) Baker on 12 Apr 1847 in St Anne's Ryde.

Eleanor (Helena) Baker [Parents] was born on 1 Mar 1831 in Ryde. She died on 16 Feb 1869 in Ryde and was buried in St Charles, Ryde. Eleanor (Helena) Baker married Henry Hughes on 12 Apr 1847 in St Anne's Ryde.

They had the following children:

  M i John Hughes was born on 11 Jan 1849. He died in 1895 in Balmain North.
  M ii Henry Hughes was born on 15 Feb 1851 in Ryde. He died in 1885 in Balmain.
  F iii Jane Hughes was born on 19 Mar 1852.
  F iv Catherine Hughes (twin) was born on 17 Jun 1855 and died in 1925.
  M v Robert W Hughes (twin) was born on 17 Jun 1855.
  F vi Ellen (Helena) Hughes was born on 3 Oct 1857 in Ryde. She died in 1860.
  F vii Rebecca Hughes was born on 16 Mar 1859.
  M viii William A Hughes was born on 6 Aug 1861 and died in 1935.
  F ix Elizabeth Hughes was born on 23 Mar 1864.
  F x Emily A (Emma) Hughes was born on 13 Jun 1866. She died after Jul 1866.
  F xi Maria Hughes was born in 1869 in Ryde. She died in 1869.

William Golsby [Parents] was born on 12 May 1808. He died on 11 May 1889. William Golsby married Elizabeth Jenkins on 12 Oct 1827.

Elizabeth Jenkins [Parents] was born on 28 Jan 1809 in Sydney. She married William Golsby on 12 Oct 1827.

Elizabeth and her sisters were assigned to James (William's brother) from the orphanage school at Parramatta.

Letter she wrote to her mother after her mother had been remarried to Charles Raven. Sarah was at Port Macquarie while Charles served a colonial sentence. She refers to her sister Elisabeth who was a nursemaid at the residence of Rev T Hassall. Susanah was the daughter of Charles and Sarah Raven. Susanah lived with the Golsbys.

" Bathurst, September the 29th 1832

My Dear Mother

This come with my kind love to you hopeing This will find you and your husband in Good health as it leaves me at present Thank God for it my Dear mother i received your last letter and i am Very happy for to hear that you have Got your husband asigned off to you And i hope with the helping of God i shall see you both at bathurst Before long but i hope my uncle will DO his utmost but i am rather Inclined to think he will be Backward but i hope he will not Susanah is growing a fine girl and She bahaves herself very well And she enjoys good health and she sends her Kind love to her father And you my children enjoy good Health and betsy send her Gradfather and you a Kiss my husband was down in sydney About six weeks ago and he seen My sister sarah and she says she likes her place and is doing very Well my husband send his Kind Respects to you and charles and my Kind love to you both
I now conclude and remain With all respect your ever Loving and addectionate daughter
Untill Death Elizabeth Golsby "


Source: Colonial Secretaries Letters. SAONSW

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Golsby was born on 23 May 1829.
  M ii William Golsby was born on 17 May 1831.
  F iii Sarah Golsby was born on 8 Mar 1833 and died on 14 Sep 1903.
  M iv Joseph Golsby was born on 25 Apr 1835 and died on 16 Jan 1892.
  M v Thomas Charles Golsby was born on 19 Aug 1837.
  M vi Edward Golsby was born on 31 Jan 1840 and died on 19 May 1925.
  M vii William Jenkins Golsby was born on 6 Jun 1842 and died on 25 Mar 1933.
  F viii Rebecca Golsby was born on 13 Sep 1844.
  F ix Myra Virginia Golsby was born on 15 Oct 1847 and died on 9 Jul 1930.
  F x Frances Jane Golsby was born on 14 May 1850.
  F xi Jessie Australia Golsby was born on 10 Jan 1853. She died on 7 Dec 1877.

Francis Cooper married Sarah Jenkins on 29 Apr 1837.

Sarah Jenkins [Parents] was born on 16 Nov 1814 in Sydney. She married Francis Cooper on 29 Apr 1837.

They had the following children:

  M i Francis Brown Cooper was born in 1836.
  M ii James Volney Cooper was born in 1837.
  M iii Horace Sydney Cooper was born in 1839.
  M iv Robert Cowley Cooper was born in 1841.
  F v Louisa Blanche Cooper was born in 1844.
  M vi Pope Alexander Cooper was born in 1846.
  M vii Albert Hassall Cooper was born in 1848.
  F viii Victoria Caroline Cooper was born in 1851.
  F ix Pauline Henrietta Cooper was born in 1854.

Jenkins.

William Jenkins, brother James and father and a friend of the father all convicted of sheep stealing. Story was that the 2 older men were hanged but no firm evidence of it. The brothers had death sentences changed to 7 years transportation. Father may not have been involved at all.

He had the following children:

  M i James Jenkins (convict) was born in 1774 and died in 1835.
  M ii William Jenkins (convict) was born c1776 and died on 28 May 1814.

James Jenkins (convict) [Parents] was born in 1774. He died in 1835. James Jenkins (convict) married Elizabeth Saunders (born in colony) on 12 Dec 1815 in St Phillips. James arrived in Australia as a convict on 13 Jun 1802 in Coromandel.

Ended up living around Dee Why. His daughter left their land to Salvation Army.

Elizabeth Saunders (born in colony) married James Jenkins (convict) on 12 Dec 1815 in St Phillips.

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Jenkins was born on 27 Sep 1816. She died on 26 Jun 1900.

Left land at Dee Why to Salvation Army
  F ii Mary Jenkins was born on 9 Jun 1818.
  M iii William Jenkins was born on 21 Jul 1820. He died on 28 Jan 1853.
  M iv James Jenkins was born on 27 Sep 1822. He died on 11 Jan 1855.
  F v Martha Jenkins was born on 6 Oct 1826.
  M vi Phillip Jenkins was born on 4 May 1829.
  F vii Ann Jenkins was born on 23 Oct 1831.
  M viii John Jenkins was born in 1833. He died on 13 Oct 1915.

Willam James McGill was born C 1832 in London. He died in 1892. Willam James McGill married Amy Emma Pereira on 28 Sep 1857.

Other marriages:
Henry, Jane

He was married to Emma Pereira who died at age 21after losing 2 chioldren at birth. He later married Emma's cousin Jane Henry.

Amy Emma Pereira [Parents] was born in 1839 in Lane Cove. She died on 10 Dec 1860. Amy Emma Pereira married Willam James McGill on 28 Sep 1857.

Both daughters died at birth and Emma died 1 month later at age 21.

They had the following children:

  F i female McGill b/d was born b/d 11 Mar 1860. She died on 11 Mar 1860.
  F ii female McGill b/d was born b/d 25 Nov 1860. She died on 25 Nov 1860.

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