Ephraim Peach
Greetings from Australia

Welcome to my Page

powered by FreeFind
   Home
Max, Bertil and me in Sweden
Australian Pioneer Families

Families featured on this page
Thomas Peach, came Nov 1849 on the James T Foord
Wife, eldest son and infant dau each died during the voyage

Peach

Thanks to on who wrote on Sunday 7 Dec 2008, I have found the shipping record of arrival - just a spelling variation
Thomas Peech aged 42 came Nov 1849 on the James T Foord with Thomas Peech 16, Ruth Peech 15, Ephtiam Peech 13, Manoah Peech 11, Amos Peech 8 and Elizabeth Peech aged 5. His wife Catherine, newborn daughter and son John aged 18 all died during the voyage.

David Mansfield has a link to his page on the barque "James Thomas Foord", more commonly referred to in extant records as “James T. Foord”. It was a converted whaling ship of some 790 tons, built in Quebec, Canada in 1844, by Thomas Hamilton Oliver, Shipbuilder, at his shipyard in the Seigniory of Saint Roch on the River Saint Charles. Her length was 131 feet, breadth 29 feet (the widest part of the vessel from outside plank to outside plank above or below the water-line) and depth 22 feet (hold measured from tonnage deck to ceiling amidships). She was later sold to Halheads of Liverpool, England. Rated as A1 for five years by Lloyds, she had some damage repaired in 1848, when she was sheathed with yellow metal for speed.

The worst cholera ship afloat
The James T. Foord arrived in Port Phillip on 7th. November 1849 after a journey from England lasting four months. Of a total of 269 Bounty passengers (81 children) and a crew of 37 embarking from Plymouth, England on 17th. July 1849, 54 emigrants died on the voyage and were buried at sea, 23 of these being children. Concise accounts of this voyage can be found in the books, "THE SOMERSET YEARS" by Florence Chuk, State Library of Victoria, and "PERILOUS VOYAGES TO THE NEW LAND", by Michael Cannon.
It was a terrible voyage. The master of the ship, Charles Henry Elliott, had given the passengers bad food and cut their supplies of toiletries and water. Thirty-three passengers died of cholera alone, besides other deaths on the voyage to Australia. The "James T. Foord" initially left Gravesend, England on about the 7th. of July 1849, arriving at Plymouth, England on the 12th. July. She lay here at anchor for five days before sailing for Port Phillip Australia, arriving there on the 7th. of November, 1849. Complaints about conditions on board led to a special Board of Enquiry being convened in Melbourne in 1849. The enquiry found that the master and the third officer were guilty of fraudulent and unfeeling conduct and in the case of the third officer of brutal conduct. It was said of the surgeon that while he apparently "carried out his duties with efficiency and humanity" during the epidemic, he was not blameless because he failed to "see the immigrants done justice to in the issue of their rations".
Thomas Peach, father to Ephraim Peach, had severe personal losses on this trip. His eldest son John, aged 18 years, died of cholera on 31st. July, 1849. His wife Catherine gave birth to a daughter on September 23rd. but died on 30th. September of puerperal fever. The baby died ten days later, succumbing to 'summer diarrhoea'. It is likely that Catherine's health, like that of many of the emigrants, had been severely affected by the fraudulent behaviour of the ship’s officers.

Thomas Peach aged 42, born c1803, and Catherine believed to be from Ellington, Huntingdon, England. From Death index, Thomas Peach 1806 - 1880 #9489 aged 74, son of Sarah Whitney and Thomas Glenboro Peach

8 Children 1. John Peech 18 died 1849
2. Thomas Peech 16, born c1832
3. Ruth Peech 15
4. Ephraim Peech 13
5. Manoah Peech aged 11 died 10 Oct 1849 at Sea,
6. Amos Peech 8
7. Elizabeth Peech aged 5
8. Infant dau died 1849 aged 17 days.

One - Thomas Peach Senior wed 1850 #3620 to Mary Jennings at Methodist / Wesleyan church, Melbourne
2 Children 1. Septimus Peach 1855 #596 registered at Kalkallo
2. Sarah Peach 1856 #3115 registered at Pentridge, wed 1877 to James Wardrop

Thomas Peach Birth: 27 Jan 1833 at Dr Williams Library, London, London, England, son of Catherine and Thomas Peach. (an extracted record, found in FamilySearch)
2. Thomas Peach 1833 - 1914 wed 1853 #265 to Mary Ann Jenkinson Burgess (who drops the surname except for Arthur and Walter, who may have been registered by parent who was not used to the task). Died 1911, aged 77, dau of Rebecca Brand died 1862 and John Jenkinson
11 Children 1. John Peach 1854 wed 1875 to Margaret Hain
2. Ambrose Thomas Peach 1856 #8809 born at Chilwell wed c1882 to Elizabeth Frances Martin born in Adelaide
3. Thomas Arthur Peach 1858 - 1869 lived 11 years
4. Edwin Bird Peach 1860 #19359 born at Ballarat
5. Alfred Arthur Peach 1862 #18944 - 1885 #14412 died at Yielima aged 23
6. Francis Jenkinson Peach 1865 #290 born at Sebastopol
7. Albert Edward Peach 1866 #24059 - 1868 lived 2 years
8. Herbert Charles Peach 1868 #19599
9. Arthur Peach 1870 #26207
10. Walter Peach 1872 #26354
11. Alice Peach 1875 #25424 born at Ross

Three - Thomas William Peach wed 1853 #29831 to Marianne Somers at St Peters Church of England Melbourne and lived at Beechworth, and after 1869 at Sale
4 Children 1. Mary Ann Peach 1857 #12537
2. Maryan Peach 1859 #16534
3. John Peach 1861 #4871
4. Joseph Peach 1870 #4834 born at Sale

3. Ruth Peech 15, born 03 Sep 1834 dau of Catherine and Thomas Peach at Ellington, Huntingdon, England wed 1851 to Joseph Starbuck, who had lost his wife and three of four children to cholera during the voyage. One son, John Thomas Starbuck, wed Sarah Archer and had 9 chn
Shipping record has Joseph 27, wife died, Mary 7 survived, Selina 4, Thomas 2 and Emma infant, also survived was Mark Starbuck aged 19
Joseph Starbuck died 1887 #5833 aged 65, son of Ann Hill and George Starbuck.
Mary Starbuck born in Nottingham, wed 1866 #339 to Joseph Dredge and had 8 chn to 1888.
Mark Starbuck wed 1850 #20433 to Elizabeth Hyles at Church of England, Broadmeadows, no listed chn.
7. Elizabeth Peech aged 5, born c1844, from Huntingtonshire, wed 1874 #846 to William Plummer Francis from Wiltshire and no chn are registered

4. Ephraim Peach wed 1856 #3424 to Edith Hailstone, and lived at Donnybrook and later at Stanley
Edith Hailstone aged 20 came Jul 1855 on the Samarang

From Lisa & Ken Peach, on Tue, 29 Apr 2003 - email sent 5 Dec 2008 bounced.
Just a note - Ephraim Peach (1837-19 July 1912 aged 75 born in Huntingdon, England) remarried after the death of Edith, his first wife, on February 27, 1877 to Eliza Jane Miners and had another 7 children (one being my great-grandfather).

Eliza was born in Tucking, Cornwall in 1845 and died on January 23, 1907.

Ephraim Peach on February 27, 1877 to Eliza Jane Miners

9 Children
of Edith
1. John Thomas Peach 1857 #9861 lived 9 months
2. Joseph Amos Peach 1858 #16624 lived 15 months
3. William Peach 1860 #21026 - 1940 #16923 aged 79
4. Catherine Peach 1862 #10500
5. Edward Arthur Peach 1865 #4510 - 1939 #13720 aged 75
6. Eliza Peach 1869 #5314
7. David Peach 1870 #16388 - 1945 #19858 aged 74
8. John James Peach died 1871 - 1872 #8129 aged 7 months
9. Mary Edith Peach 1874 #26026
7 Children
of Eliza
10. Thomas Peach born 1878 and died January 13, 1945 #511 aged 67. He married to Emily (no known info) who died pre-1945 (she could be Emily Elizth Lindsay died 1944 #4084 aged 54, daughter of Anne Smith Hart and Robert Lindsay died at Melb)
11. Twin Martha Peach born March 17, 1880 and died April 7, 1887.
12. Twin Mary Peach born March 17, 1880, (Martha's twin) married William Hodgson, 2 children.
13. Phoebe Peach born Jan, 1882 and died Feb. 26, 1882 at Back Creek, near Beechworth.
14. Robert Peach (Phoebe's twin?) born 1882(?) and died July 16, 1964, married Isobell (Belle) Morrison (1874-Jul. 7, 1964 #14035 aged 94, daughter of Margaret Mcomish and Thomas Morrison) No known children. I have two sources for his DOB - 1882 & 1886.
15. Harry Peach born 1884 and died March 12, 1961 (My grandfather), married Naomi Maria Jacobsen (d. 1947 #5889 aged 66, daughter of Charl Von Mellisch and Jacob Christian Jacobsen) 9 children.
16. Francis Peach born 1886 and KIA, August 3, 1916, did not marry
3. William Peach 1860 #21026 wed 1882 #1481 to Jane Adelaide McGeehan 1861 - 1930 #12456 aged 69, and lived at Stanley then Beechworth
9 Children 1. Jane Adelaide Peach 1883 #12643 - 1947 #16250 aged 63
2. Edith Ellen Peach 1885 #29033 - 10 Jun 1910 aged 19 years
3. Wilhemina Margt Peach 1887 #32147 lived 5 months
4. Olive Gertrude Peach 1889 #26403 - 1950 #3926 aged 60
5. Daisy May Peach 1892 #29627 - 1957 #19102 aged 64
6. Grace Eliz Peach 1894 #17774 - 1977 #17367 aged 83
7. William Edward Peach 1896 #17126 - 1966 #27912 aged 70, wed Lily Alice Daisy mansfield, 4 dau
8. Vera Maud Peach 1899 #15758 wed George Baden Mansfield, 1 dau
9. Rosalie Ivy Peach 4 Aug 1901 #16441 - 5 Apr 1902 lived 7 months
10. Harold David Peach 12 Jul 1903 - 15 Jun 1904 lived 11 months
4. Catherine Peach 1862 #10500 wed 1887 #1291 to Frederick George Hunsell from England, no known children
5. Edward Arthur Peach 1865 #4510 wed 1891 to Rebecca Martha Watson 1873 - 1900 aged 27, dau of Mary Eliza Brand and Thomas Watson
Edward Peach wed 1901 to Rebecca Ann Watters 1876 #8682 - 1954 #19849 aged 77, born at Daylesford
3 Children 1. Stanley Edward Peach 1892
2. Mary Edith Peach 1893
3. Flora Lilian Peach 1896
4 Children 4. Herbert Victor Peach 1902 - 1969 #12704 aged 67
5. Edward Arthur Peach 1904
6. Grace Evelyn Peach c1906 - 1984 #24853
7. Dorothy Irene Peach 1910
6. Eliza Peach 1869 #5314 - 1946 #295 aged 79, wed 1890 #1733 to James Smith and lived at Collingwood
5 Children 1. Percival James Smith 1890 #35774 lived 6 months
2. Ethel May Smith 1892 #7544
3. Flor Smith 1894 #19771 lived 3 months
4. Evelyn Vic Smith 1896 #18896
5. Lilian Smith 1898 #25576
7. David Peach 1870 #16388 wed c1889 to Carol Jane Mills 1868 #9566 born at Greensborough, and lived at Collingwood
3 Children 1. Irene Lilian Peach 1890 #31361
2. David Jno Hy Peach 1895 #20141
3. Sylvia Carol Doris Peach 1899 #28854
9. Mary Edith Peach 1874 #26026 - 1937 #4426 aged 62, wed 1894 #6460 to Walter James Hill from Leeds and lived at Collingwood
3 Children 1. Ettie Hill 1895 #2410
2. Elizth Charl (Edith Charlotte) Hill 1897 #2436
3. Elizth Emmeline Hill 1900 #18091

Please Email me.
©
My Web Address is
www.oocities.org/mepnab
Home
Began 1st Nov, 1998.
This page is part of Elizabeth Janson's web site