John Nicholas Chesterfield, Robert Messiter Cole, John Comrie, Thomas Comrie, Peter Crane
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John Nicholas Chesterfield, Robert Messiter Cole,
John Comrie, Thomas Comrie, Peter Crane,

Chesterfield

John Nicholas Chesterfield c1847 and Mary Ann (Annie) Williams c1847 came Feb 1870 on the Lady Jocelyn with infant James W, and lived at Timor then Avoca
12 Children 1. James William Chesterfield 1868 - 1949 #20103 aged 80
2. John Henry Chesterfield 1870 #6252
3. Thomas Chesterfield 1871 #20873
4. William Chesterfield 1873 #13245 - 1963 #4828 aged 89
5. Alfred Chesterfield 1874 #19749
6. Edward Chesterfield 1875 #26299 - 1944 #5102 aged 69, wed 1910 #782 to Sarah Wiseman
7. Annie Jane Chesterfield 1877 #19137 lived 4 weeks
8. George Albert Chesterfield 1879 #20560 - 1952 #21422 aged 72
9. Freddy Chesterfield 1881 #91 - 1964 #9804 aged 83, wed 1906 #7445 to Emily May Keast
10. Ernest Walter Chesterfield 1883 #17222 - 1968 #13453 aged 85
11. Annie Beatrice Chesterfield 1886 #131
12. Harold Chesterfield 1888 #202 wed 1910 #3368 to Lilian May Ford
3. Edward Chesterfield 1875 #26299 - 1944 #5102 aged 69, wed 1910 #782 to Sarah Wiseman 1890 - 1944 #310 aged 54, born at Rochester and lived at Maryborough
2 Children 1. Arth Edwd Chesterfield 1910 #21071 - 1983 #4429 aged 73
2. Grace Chesterfield 1913 #5446
5. Geo Albt Chesterfield 1879 #20560 - 1952 #21422 aged 72, wed 1905 #1239 to Alice Beatrice Willcox 1886 #25658 - 1967 #25217 aged 81 born at Ballarat
6. Freddy Chesterfield 1881 #91 - 1964 #9804 aged 83 wed 1906 #7445 to Florence Emily May Keast 1881 #22670 - 1965 #12310 aged 83, born at Creswick, and lived at Maryborough
3 Children 1. Thelma Lillias Chesterfield 1907 #12281
2. Norman Thomas Chesterfield 1908 #12957 - 1971 #14902 aged 63
3. Ronald Wm Chesterfield 1910 #4841 - 1963 #5182 aged 53
9. Harold Chesterfield 1888 #202 - 1948 #6610 aged 60, wed 1910 #3368 to Lilian May Ford 1888 - 1953 #11987 aged 65, and lived first at Maryborough
2 Children 1. Fran Patk Jno Chesterfield 1910 #28863 - 1981 #8537 aged 71
2. Jack Chesterfield 1913 #9236

Cole

Robert Cole 1760 - 25 Feb 1844, son of Robert Cole and Sarah who died 14 Dec 1792, a Yeoman farmer at Goodworth Clatford, Hampshire, UK, wed Anne Messiter 1781 - 26 May 1856, born at Frome, Somerset, UK
7 Children 1. Henry George Cole 5 Mar 1810 - 23 June 1831
2. Sophia Cole 13 July 1812 - 26 Dec 1894 wed Charles Somerton - no children
3. Robert Messiter Cole 20 Apr 1814 - 25 Feb 1877, born at Goodworth Clatford, South Hampton
4. Richard Cole 4 Feb 1816
5. Charles Cole 24 June 1818 - 24 Apr 1831 died aged 13 yrs
6. Anne Cole 11 March 1821 - 28 Aug 1897 did not marry
7. Elizabeth Cole 19 Sept 1824 - 13 Aug 1846 did not marry

Robert Messiter Cole 20 Apr 1814 - 25 Feb 1877, migrated to Tasmania then in 1846 to South Australia, and died at 'Goodworth', Riverton, South Australia.
He wed 9 May 1850 to Anna Dorothea Gasmier 1833 - 26 May 1900, daughter of Johann Heinrich Martin Gatzmeyer and Anna Maria ? The family came from Mecklenberg, Germany on the George Washington to SA in 1846, they were Lutherans escaping religious persecution and accepted the new version of their surname. Known children who came to Hope Valley, SA are Johan, Maria, Anna Dorothea plus another son and daughter.
8 Children 1. Robert Cole 10 Jan 1853
2. Richard Cole 27 Oct 1854 - 7 Sept 1929
3. Henry Cole 17 Oct 1857 - 31 May 1907
4. Sarah Anne Sophia Cole 17 Aug 1857 - 29 July 1917
5. Susannah Mathilda Cole 6 July 1860 - 9 Apr 1919
6. Albert Edward Cole 28 Apr 1863 - 16 Dec 1900
7. Edwin Alfred Cole 1 Feb 1867 - 25 Jan 1929 wed Henrietta Long
8. Anna Maria Cole 7 March 1872 - 1954, did not marry

1. Robert Cole 10 Jan 1853 wed 27 Oct 1875 to Sarah Frances Mather when he was aged 22 and she was aged 19, daughter of Washington Mather, wed at the Registry Office Riverton ref 105/281

2. Richard Cole 27 Oct 1854 - 7 Sept 1929 wed 11 Mar 1875 Harriet McMartin when each was aged 20 years, they were married at the residence of Peter McMartin, bride is daughter of Richard Mcmartin of Macaw Creek

3. Henry Cole 17 Oct 1857 - 31 May 1907 wed 28 June 1883 to Gertrude Oermann aged 25, at her father's residence, Marocara

4. Sarah Anne Sophia Cole 17 Aug 1857 - 29 July 1917 wed 1876 Frederick Calf

Henry Somerton Calf, a grandson, was taken prisoner during WW1 and was held at Mecklenberg.


5. Susannah Mathilda Cole 6 July 1860 - 9 Apr 1919 wed 17 Apr 1884 to Earnest Edward Oermann amd lived at Riverton, 7 Children

6. Albert Edward Cole 28 Apr 1863 - 16 Dec 1900 wed Mary Josephine Keelan when he was aged 27 and she was 26, daughter of Peter Keelen, wed at Christ Church [North Adelaide]

Comrie

Thomas Comrie 1834 - 4 Aug 1910 aged 76, son of Janet McEwan and Jonathan Comrie of Braco, Perthshire, Scotland, trained as a Grocer then on 15 Nov 1856 boarded the Instanboul at Grenock, Renfrewshire, to arrive at Port Phillip Bay on 28 Jan 1857 with his elder brother James 1828. He went into business as Thomson&Comrie with General Stores around the towns of the Goldfields including Tarnagulla. He wed 14 Jan 1863 to Elizabeth Weir 24 Jul 1841 - 29 Mar 1914, daughter of Eliza Bell and Joseph Weir at Aughadowey, County Derry, Northern Ireland. All but daughter Catherine are buried in a vault at Tarnagulla. John played sport, and went to New Zealand to try to improve his health, but to continued to decline so he returned to the family in Tarnagulla.
James Comrie came with Thomas on the 'Istanboul, Jan 1857 and did not stay.

9 children 1. John McEwan Comrie 24 Jul 1863 - 21 Oct 1891 aged 28
2. Catherine Elizabeth Comrie 20 May 1865 - 1935 aged 70, wed 1904 #3477 to Hamilton McLeod Stobie
3. Thomas Joseph Comrie 4 Oct 1867 - 13 Sep 1886 aged 18
4. Robert Alexander Comrie 17 Aug 1869 - 16 Sep 1874 aged 5
5. George James Thomson Comrie 11 Jul 1871 - 12 Oct 1884 aged 13
6. Margaret Sarah Comrie 21 Aug 1873 - 24 Aug 1874 lived 1 year
7. Margaret Annie Comrie 27 Jun 1875 - 26 May 1933 aged 58
8. Mary Edith Desiree Comrie 28 Jul 1878 - 28 Oct 1944 aged 68
9. Elsie Melita Comrie 6 Jan 1884 - 5 Apr 1960 aged 76

Thomas Comrie and Christina Dingwall had 2 children come to Victoria.
1. Jane Comrie 1840 - 1927 aged 87, daughter of Christina Dingwall and John Comrie, and Richard Heighway lived at Ballarat
2. John Comrie 1842 - 1921 aged 79, son of Christina Dingwall and Thomas Comrie born at Dumbartonshire, wed 1870 #1221 to Ellen Jane Mitchell 1846 - 1924 #12787 aged 78, daughter of Elizabeth Biddle and James Mitchell born at Ballarat.
5 children 1. Angus Malcolm Comrie 1874 #24600 - 1947 #16133 aged 72
2. Archbald Valentine Comrie 1876 #10901 - 1943 #681 aged 66
3. Allan Ranald Comrie 1878 #4078 - 1919 #4600 aged 40
4. Ellen Maud Comrie 1879 #24607 - 1961 #3090 aged 81
5. Robert Duncan Comrie 1881 #24920 - 1947 #19765 aged 66

1. Angus Malcolm Comrie 1874 #24600 - 1947 #16133 aged 72 wed 1900 #5034 to Mary Ellen Murray 1879 - 1937 #15639 aged 58, and their last 4 children were born at Tarnagulla
10 children 1. Mary Ellen Comrie 1901 #12047
2. John Comrie 1903 #11352
3. Hilda Comrie 1904 #11165 - 1978 #28047 aged 74 wed Clarke
4. Lillian Comrie 1906 #11501
5. Mavis Murray Comrie 1908 #8275 - 1978 #9078 wed Stewart
6. Angus Malcolm Comrie 1909 #7712 - 1950 #16092 aged 40
7. Keith Comrie 1911 #7308
8. Murray Comrie 1912 #35150 - 1983 #17659 aged 71
9. Thomas Dingwall Comrie 1914 #17288 - 1984 #4244 aged 70
10. Enid Comrie 1917 #16228 lived 1 year

2. Archbald Valentine Comrie 1876 #10901 - 1943 #681 aged 66 wed 1900 #1179 to Edith Margaret Warne 1875 - 1911 #2061 aged 36,
and 2. wed 1913 #7594 to Myvanwy Jones 1892 - 1974 #23284 aged 82, no issue
2 children 1. Isobel Edith Comrie 1900 #28253
2. Helen Christina Comrie 1904 #11646

3. Allan Ranald Comrie 1878 #4078 - 1919 #4600 aged 40 wed 1908 #3397 to Nora Teresa Magarth 1880 - 1955 #8687 aged 75, daughter of Ellen Ahern and John
2 children 1. Christina Dingwall Comrie 1909 #29418
2. Allan Randald Comrie 1912 #32602 - 1983 #948 aged 71

4. Ellen Maud Comrie 1879 #24607 - 1961 #3090 aged 81 wed 1904 #6727 to Robert Tait Rogers 1872 #20999, and lived first at Ballarat, 4 children

Crane

Peter Crane 1824 - 1878 #5692 aged 54, and Caroline Taylor came c1856
1 child 1. Peter Crane 1858 #17350
1. Peter Crane 1858 #17350 wed 1886 #1104 to Emily Lettisha Benning 1862 - 1940 #19214 aged 78.
6 children 1. Leslie Crane 1887 #16264
2. Caroline Crane 1890 #17822 - 1953 #19978 aged 63, wed Joseph Metcalf Hetherington
3. Emily Crane 1891 #29175 - 1962 #5783 aged 70, wed Cotter
4. Adele (Delia) Crane 1893 #18462 - 1970 #1956 aged 77, wed Silverstone
5. Clevewill Crane 1898 #7847
6. Stewart Crane 1900 #23454
Carol Crane 1890 - 1953 #19978 aged 63, wed 1914 #3448 to Joseph Metcalf Hetherington

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