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Akers Reunion

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A re-union was held at Tarnagulla, Victoria for the Descendants of Hiram AKERS who married Elizabeth MEDWIN in Stanley Tas in 1849 and subsequently married Thomasina CORNISH in 1852 at St James Old Cathedral, Melbourne.

Re-union date: 27 March 2005 (Easter Sunday)
Time: 10am until you are finished talking
Where: The Historic Tarnagulla Hall (in the main street)
Meals: BYO Everything. There is a park next door for picnics with barbecue facilities.


Surnames mentioned on this page
Lydia Ayers, May Clegg, John Thomas Climas, William Davenport, Henry Dean, Richard Duke,
Rachael Hancock, Mary Ann James, Emily Joy, Daisy Evelyn Long,
Findley McNichol, James Howie Patterson, Margaret Smith, Mary Jane Wall, Eleanor Williams,
Richard Hopkins Williams, William Williams, Stephen Wrathall


Hiram Akers aged 20, shoemaker, was tried 30 June 1840 at Stafford Quarter Session for stealing trowsers. Embarked 25 May 1841, sailed 7 June and arrived at Hobart 4 Oct 1841.
The arrival date suggests the vessel is the David Clarke, a barque of 608 tons built at Calcutta 1817, with 307 convicts delivered after a voyage of 119 days from Plymouth
Hiram is described as 5 ft 2.5 inches tall, brown hair, hazel eyes, scars on each cheek. He received his Ticket of Leave 17 Nov 1846 and was discharged 30 Jan 1849. In 1843 he was in trouble for possessing tobacco.
A possible identity is Hiram Akers christened 31 Aug 1823 Penkridge, Stafford, England Father: Thomas AKERS Mother: Sophia
Thomas AKERS Marriage(s): Spouse: Sophia EVANS Marriage: 11 Jul 1809 Saint Martin, Birmingham, Warwick, England
All the children were christened at Penkridge, Stafford, England
10 children   1. Joseph Akers Christening: 9 Sep 1810
2. Edward Akers Christening: 29 Sep 1811
3. Thomas Akers Christening: 7 Jun 1813
4. Henry Akers Christening: 12 Jan 1817
5. Josiah Akers Christening: 25 Dec 1818
6. Caroline Akers Christening: 25 Dec 1820
7. Hiram Akers Christening: 31 Aug 1823 and also 12 Oct 1823
8. Sophia Elizabeth Akers Christening: 7 Feb 1825
9. William Akers Christening: 12 Dec 1826
10. Arthur Akers Christening: 6 Apr 1829

Hiram Akers aged 25 wed 5 June 1849 to Elizabeth Medwin aged 18, both made their marks, in the presence of Edwin Medwin and Mary Atkins at St Paul's Church, Stanley, Tasmania. Elizabeth was a daughter of William Medwin and Elizabeth Sarah Cock. On the same day Sarah Medwin aged 16 wed Robert Latimer 34 schoolmaster with John Medwin as witness. Elizabeth's death is recorded in Victoria 1851 #28482 aged 19, buried from Church of England, St Peters Melbourne

Henry Hiram Akers wed 13 April 1852 #5930 at St James' Melbourne, to Thomasina Cornish and later lived at Tarnagulla.
Hiram died 20 June 1911 aged 89 at Dunolly Hospital and was buried at Tarnagulla Cemetery. His son William, informant for the Death Certificate, stated he was born in Staffordshire, spent 10 years in Tasmania and 61 years in Viictoria. The name of the first wife was not known, her daughter Sophia was aged 64. From the second marriage, three children, Henry, Ann and Albert, were dead, Mary Ann 58, Arthur 53, William 50, Eliza 48 and Selina 46

Thomasina Cornish 1831 - 31 Oct 1909 aged 78, of old age. Her son in law, James Paterson reported she was born at St Coloum, Cornwall, England and about 60 years in Victoria. Thomasina Cornish was a free settler to Australia, who arrived in Victoria as an unassisted passenger aboard the Adelaide in June 1849. Thomasina was 18 years old and travelled with her 26 year old sister Elizabeth. Within the shipping records, Thomasina's occupation was listed as a child maid and her sister as a house servant. They had travelled from their place of birth, Cornwell England".
Nearest match using IGI, is
Tamzon CORNISH Christening: 21 Nov 1826 Roche, Cornwall, England Father: John CORNISH Mother: Tamzon

When Mary Ann's birth 10 Aug 1856 was registered as the fifth child (others not named), Henry stated he was born at Pankridge, Staffordshire and Thomasina was from Kent, England.

9 children   1. Sophia Matilda Akers 24 May 1850 born at Horton, Tasmania daughter of first wife Elizabeth Medwin
2. Mary Ann Akers 1852 at Melbourne
3. Henry Hiram Akers 1854 - 1906 #8016 aged 50 born at Daylesford
4. Ann (named Mary Ann) Ackers 10 Aug 1856 - 5 Jul 1896 aged 39, born at Castlemainel
5. Arthur Akers 1858 - 1913 #11234 aged 55
6. William Akers 1860 - 13 Oct 1930 #13396 aged 69
7. Eliza Akers 1862
8. Selina Akers 1864 wed 1882 #1752 to Richard Duke - her image here
9. Albert Akers 1868 - 1905 #7215 aged 36, born at Newbridge

1. Sophia Matilda Akers 24 May 1850 - 1915 #7834, aged 65, died at Bendigo, born at Horton, Tasmania daughter of first wife Elizabeth Medwin, wed 1869 #3587 to Henry Dean, who gave his birth place as Rotterdam. The surnames are also spelled Dehn, Dene, Acres, Accers. The family later lived at Bendigo
He appears to be brother of Frederick Dean, both came Nov 1861 on the Yorkshire
13 children   1. Henry Dean 1870 #5108 lived 8 months
2. William Henry Dean 1871 #12099
3. Herman Dean 1872 - 1922 #11947 aged 50, wed Mary Oliver, son Charles Henry Dean
4. Elizabeth Margaret Dean 1873 - 1918 born in Kangaroo Flat, in Bendigo, wed Doyle.
5. Annie Dean, born 1875 in Kangaroo Flat.
6. Hiram Dean 1877 - 1927 #13213 aged 50, wed Mary Jane Mumford, chn Hiram and Sophia
7. Arthur Dean 1879 - 1934 born in Kangaroo Flat, died in Bendigo
8. Louisa Sophia Dean 1880 - 1969 #20146 aged 89, in Tipperary Gully, wed Grose
9. Twin Eliza Dene 1884 lived 2 days.
10. Twin Albert Dene 1884 lived 5 days.
11. Alida Mary Dene 1885 - 1912, wed ? Moyle.
12. Eliza Thomasine Dene 1888 - 1969 died in Mordialloc, wed ? Keck.
13. Edward John Dean born cir 1900, died 1970 #8149 aged 69 in Bendigo.

2. Mary Ann Akers 6 Sep 1851 or 52 at Melbourne (could be born when Elizabeth died 1851), died at Lithgow NSW 1935, wed 14 Sep 1876 to James Howie Patterson 8 June 1850 - 1 Apr 1922, born at Girvin, Ayreshire, Scotland and died at Tarnagulla, 8 children
3. Henry (Hiram) Akers 1856 - 16 Sep 1906 #8016 aged 50, born at Daylesford, wed 1884 #3729 to Mary Ann James
7 children 1. Mary Elizabeth Akers 1885 #21929
2. Lucy Leverna Akers 1888 #16112
3. Charles Henry Akers 1890 #37017
4. John Leslie Akers 1893 #7987 lived 10 months
5. Carol Violet Akers 1895 #25043 - 1956 #806 aged 60, wed Sutton
6. Roy Thomas Akers 1898 #16277 - 1965 #26807 aged 67
7. Florence May Akers 1902 #11702 wed Stanley Scurry
1. Mary Elizabeth Thomasine Akers 1885 #21929 wed 1909 #8007 to John Thomas Climas 1884 #12629, 5 children
3. Charles Henry Akers 1890 #37017 - 1953 #21503 aged 62, wed 1911 #9362 to Mildred Louisa Wiffen 1890 - 1914 #11439 aged 24,
Charles Henry Akers wed 1918 #8793 to Winifred Rosetta Godfrey, lived at Prahan
2 children Leonard Gilbert Akers 1911 #31346 - 1950 #3912 aged 34
John Henry Akers 1913 #34376 - 1914 #15723 aged 1 year
4. Ann Ackers 1857 - 5 Jul 1896 aged 39, born at Castlemaine wed 1877 to Findley (remembered as Finley) McNichol c1856 - 10 Apr 1905 aged 49, born in Hobart, Tasmania, lived at Costerfield then Castlemaine, 6 children
5. Arthur Akers 1858 - 1913 #11234 aged 55, wed 1884 #5859 to Rebecca Eaton. Arthur wed 1891 #6144 to Mary Jane Wall 1875 - 1909 #10389 aged 34,
6 children 1. Arthur Ernest Akers 1891 - 1952 aged 61 wed 1908 to Lydia Ayers
2. George William Shadrack Akers 1894 - 1978 aged 86, wed 1916 to Annie Lavender
3. Leslie Albert Akers 1896 - 1983 aged 87
4. Edward James Akers 1898 - 1967 aged 69, wed 1920 to Dorothy Jean Neille
5. Ellen May Akers 1903 #13431 - 1905 #6921 lived 2 years
6. Hiram Frederick Akers 1906 #21882- 1911 #3003 lived 4 years
1. Arthur Ernest Akers 1891 - 1952 aged 61 wed 1908 to Lydia Ayers 1889 #7162 - 1981 #26326, only known child of Annie Bertram and John Ayres, born and lived at Rushworth
4 children 1. Amelia Marguerite Akers 1908 #22405
2. Edwin Chas Akers 1914 #16568
3. Helen May Akers 1917 #7117
4. Geo Wm Akers 1920 #25838
2. George William Shadrack Akers 1894 - 1978 aged 86, wed 1916 to Annie Lavender 1894 - 1962 #19269 aged 68, daughter of Mary Walker and John Lavander
2 children 1. Alice Akers 1916 #33206
2. Elsie Akers 1920 #35143
3. Leslie Albert Akers 1896 - 1983 aged 87 wed 1916 to Caroline Emily Collard 1897 #30988 - 1980 #2939 aged 83
2 children 1. Fredk Thos Akers 1917 #7128
2. Ernest Wm Akers 1920 #6114
6. William Akers 1861 - 13 Oct 1930, mar Rachael Caroline Hancock
5 children   1. George William Akers 28 Jun 1891 - 1939 #19753 aged 39
2. Eliza Rosemary May Akers 29 Apr 1893 - 23 Dec 1957 #5859 aged 64
3. Clifford Ernest Akers 1897 - 21 Jan 1983 aged 85
4. Lionel Arthur Akers 25 May 1901 - 1965 #23704 aged 63
5. Ivy Blossom Akers 1909
1. George William Akers 28 Jun 1891 - 1939 #19753 aged 48, wed 26 Nov 1913 to May Clegg 15 Sep 1892 - 2 Jun 1968,
3 children   1. William Harold Akers 1914 #3015
2. Leonard George Akers 1915 #20874
3. Kenneth Clifford Akers 1918 #24213
4. Joyce c1919
5. Alan c1920
2. Eliza Rosemary May Akers 29 Apr 1893 - 23 Dec 1957, wed 24 Nov 1917 to William Davenport 22 Mar 1890 - 16 Oct 1979, son of Mary Humphry and James Davenport,
2 children   1. Clifford William Davenport 1918
2. Clement Davenport 1920
3. Clifford Ernest Akers 1897 - 21 Jan 1983 aged 85 wed Margaret Smith 1901 - 11 Jun 1946, daughter of Elizabeth Smith who married 1907 to Harold Andrews, son Ross
4. Lionel Arthur Akers 25 May 1901 - 1965 #23704 aged 63, wed 22 Dec 1924 to Emily Louisa Joy 24 Jun 1903, daughter of Beatrice Annie Del Marco and Walter Edward Joy, granddaughter of William Alfred Joy, 5 children William, Sydney, Gwenneth, Desmond and Kevin
5. Ivy Blossom Akers 1909, married 1928 to Stephen Walter Wrathall, son of Margaret Anna Torpey and Stephen Lupton Wrathall, 4 daughters, Peggie, Dell, Nola and Kaye
7. Eliza Akers 1863 - 1943 #18260 aged 80 died at Red Cliffs, had a daughter Annie 1887 at Tarnagulla. She wed 1893 #4876 to Richard Hopkins Williams, 4 children
7.1. Annie Akers 1887 married 1907 #2913 to William Morgan Williams 1875 - 11 Nov 1936, 7 children
8. Selina Akers 1865 wed 24 May 1882 to Richard Duke, 6 children
9. Albert Akers 1868 - 1905, born at Newbridge, wed 1888 #7763 to Eleanor Rebecca Williams 30 Aug 1866 - 10 Sep 1954 aged 88
3 children   1. Bertie Llewellyn Akers 1889 #34738 - 1958 #8755 aged 68
2. Sydney William Akers 1899 #22610 - 1979 aged 80
3. Leslie Arthur Akers 1903 #29109
1. Bertie Llewellyn Akers 1889 #34738 - 1958 #8755 aged 68 wed 1919 #4204 to Daisy Evelyn Long 1898 - 1969 #5699 aged 71,
3 children   1. Verna Grace Akers 1919 #21290
2. Freda Carol Akers 1920 #9313
3. Hazel Eleanor Akers 1925 - 1974 #29948 aged 49 wed Ferris

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