John Watts Rainford, John Ransom, James Read, Joseph Read, Patrick Regan, William Ricketts, Frederick John Robson
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John Watts Rainford, John Ransom, James Read, Joseph Read, Patrick Regan, William Ricketts, Frederick John Robson,

Rainford

Go to the family site here to learn of John's youth. When he was aged 14 he was found guilty of stealing and sent to NSW as a convict.
Caroline appears to be Helen Ryan Feb 19 1812 - Jun 28 1888 born in Essex, UK and died at Richmond, Victoria aged 77, also used names Caroline and Ellen, and surname Sturgis. Her first husband was James Wilson, who was tried in Dublin 1828. He arrived on the Sophia on 17 Feb. 1829. James Wilson wed Dec 09 1832 to Helen Ryan, on 13/3/1833 he is listed as an absconder from employer John Kinchela Esq.
John Rainford 1815 - 1879 wed c1839 to Caroline (Helen Ryan) and registered births in NSW
2 children 1. James Wilson 1835
2. Joan Catherine Rainford Wilson 1837.
5 children 3. Jane Elizabeth Rainford #V1840 1486 24a/1840, Aug 26 1840 - Sep 03 1910
4. Margaret Watts Rainford #V1842 1602 26a/1842, Jul 03 1842 - Apr 28 1911
5. Richard Albert Rainford #V1844 2954 35/1844, Nov 04 1844 - Oct 25 1875
6. John Watts Rainford #V1849 2952 35/1849, Oct 02 1849 - Jun 20 1925
7. Mary Ann Rainford #V1850 2953 35/1850 - Jan 11 1920

6. John Watts Rainford 1849 born in NSW wed 10 Jul 1875 #2658 to Christina Oceana Ricketts 1857 #14090 - Aug 21 1942, born at Sea 09 Sep 1854 and family landed in South Australia, birth registered in Melbourne on 12/11/1857, and lived at Richmond
9 children 1. Richard Arthur Rainford 1876 #11548
2. John Watts Rainford 1877 - 1878 #3081 lived 9 months
3. John Watts Rainford 1878 #18508
4. Edward Ernest Rainford 1879 #18795
5. Charles Robt Hy Rainford 1881 #11803
6. Christina Eleanor Rainford 1883 #4797 - 1884 #2592 lived 1 year
7. George Rainford 1884 #12299
8. Christina Beatrice Rainford 1885 #28224
9. Emily Mary Elsie Rainford 1887 #6277
9. Helena Eliz Rainford 1888 #32630
10. Alex Septimus Rainford 1890 #26760
11. Alf Theodore Rainford 1892 #26741
12. Daisy Isabel Rainford 1894 #23742
8. Emily Mary Elsie Rainford 1887 #6277 wed 1909 #5295 to Robert Becker 1886 #28900 - 1954 #11292 aged 67, 2 children

Ransom

John Ellis Ransom 1824 - 1873, son St John Ransome and Susan Ellis, born in Norfolk, wed 1852 #26095 in St Paul's Church of England, Melbourne, Victoria to Dorothy Marion Keane (Cain in the marriage index), who seems to be unsure of her surname. Each birth uses the same christian names but her surname is Keen, Dickson, Cain and Ranson. John died at Fryerstone and Dorothy died 1895 at Echuca, both places in Victoria. Their children were born at Fryerstown
7 children 1. John Joseph Ransom 1854 #2852
2. James Ellis Ransom 1856
3. Elizabeth Ann Ransom 1858 #8556 lived 10 months, mother Doretha Mary Dickson
4. Robert Thomas Frederick James Ransom 1862 #20641
5. Letitia Isabella Ransom 1864 #15146
6. Plazzy Ransom 1867 - 1930 #5070 aged 63
7. Elizabeth Ransom 1867
1. John Joseph Ransom 1854 appears to have called himself John Ellis when he wed 1879 to Janet Rogers Gray
5 Children 1. John Ellis Ransom 1879 #23344
2. William Robert Ransom 1884 #2640
3. Frederick James Ransom 1888 #4834
4. Elizth Maud Ransom 1891 #14748
5. Albert Ernest Ransom 1893 #8898
2. James Ellis Ransom 1856 wed 1879 #1220 to Eunice Elizabeth Percy 1861 #3678 born at Maldon
4 Children 1. Lilly Ransom 1882 #3836
2. James Ellis Ransom 1884 #3717
3. William Frederick Ransom 1885 #3950
4. John Henry Ransom 1887 #4550
5. Herbert Victor Ransom 1893 #14542
4. Robert Thomas Frederick James Ransom 1862 #20641 - 1916 born in Fryerstown, Vic, Australia. wed 21 June 1893 to Maude Mary Nichols 1 Oct 1874 - 6 Jun 1925 and lived in Mildura, Vic, Australia
Maude Mary Ransom wed 1917 to Joseph Lush
8 Children 1. Frederick John Ransom 24 Aug 1894 - 14 July 1965
2. Maude Esther Ransom 1896 - 1972 born at Wentworth, NSW, wed Wilson
3. George Henry Ransom 1900 - 1970 in Bund., Vic
4. Reuben Ellis Ransom 1902 -1968 in Heidelberg
5. Violet Mary Ransom 1903 wed William Krake, dau Valda Isobel Krake 1925 - 1974
6. Edward Grant Ransom 1907 - 1971 in Mordialloc
7. Dorothy Merian Ransom 1909 - 1974 wed Droscher
8. Plazzey Isobella Ransom 1913 - 1982 wed Lindsay
1. Frederick John Ransom wed 18 Sept 1920 #8500 to Emily Ethel Bravo 18 Mar 1896 - 4 Nov 1956 - buried on Melb Cup Day, lived in Mildura, Vic, Australia.
7 Children 1. Leonard Frederick Ransom 1921 - 1921
2. Wilma Jean Ransom 1827 - 1928
3. Jack Augustine Ransom 1929 - 1976
Kevin, Alys, Norma, and Betty
Isn't family coincidences fascinating - Emily's sister Ettie Victoria Bravo 12 June 1897 - 6 Nov 1962 died watching the Melb Cup, and Robert Halpin, husband of Emily and Frederick's sixth child Betty, also died Melbourne Cup day, 1998

6. Plazzy (Badenfield) Ransom 1867 - 1930 #5070 aged 63, wed 1887 to Andrew Kinkaid 1866 - 1923 #16399 aged 57 son of Matilda McCarron and Joseph Kinkaid from Donegal, and lived at Shepparton then at Melbourne

5 Children 1. Matilda Kinkaid 1888 #6706 - 1971 #13626 aged 83 wed Lambourn
2. Isabella Jane Kinkaid 1890 #7661 - 1974 #11985 aged 80 wed Hope
3. Andrew Thomas Kinkaid 1892 #15665
4. Laura Plazzay Kinkaid 1897 #11806 - 1948 #4330 aged 51
5. Eric James Lane Kinkaid 1904 - 1963 #2326 aged 59

Read

James Read, born in Sydney, wed 1875 to Ann Norah (or Hanorah) Thom(p)son
5 children   1. James Read 1876
2. Mary Ellen Read 1878
3. John Thomas Read 1881
4. Elizabeth Ann Read 1883
5. Annie Isabella Read 1888

1. James Read 19 Feb 1876 - 13 May 1942, wed 1900 to Sarah Hancock 18 Jun 1877 - 8 Nov 1963
5 children   1. Joseph Read 6 Jan 1902 - 1 Nov 1919
2. Thomas Read 26 Jul 1902 wed 9 Feb 1923 to Lavinia Spinks 25 Aug 1904 - 3 chn
3. Annie Isabel Read 1 May 1904 wed 26 Jun 1928 to Robert Ernest Higgs 19 Jan 1903 - 2 sons
4. Caroline Read 22 Sep 1910 wed 16 Nov 1932 to Donald David Weir 29 Apr 1906 - 1 son
5. James Read 25 Jan 1914 - 26 Nov 1943 wed Hazel Lowden Smith

2. John Thomas Read 11 Feb 1881 - 20 Dec 1972, wed 1903 to Adelaide Hancock 1 Sept 1882 - 27 May 1971
5 children 1. Clement Edward Read 9 Apr 1903 married 27 Oct 1925 to Vera Jane Goodrope 19 Sep 1906, children are Evelyn, Vera, Lorraine and Donald
2. Elizabeth Ann Read 6 May 1907 married Alfred Oliver Adams 2 Jul 1902 - 9 Oct 1971, children are Ronald and Elizabeth
3. Archer James Read 6 May 1911 - 10 Dec 1980 married Olive May Fairbanks 1 Apr 1902 - 18 Jun 1987, children are Alan, Jean, Gwenneth, John and Olive
4. Adelaide Read 8 Oct 1915 married 8 Apr 1939 to Alfred John Collins 9 May 1907 - 31 Dec 1967, son of Lillian May Saw and Herbert John McMahon Collins, one son John
5. Myrtle Read 19 Mar 1920 married Joseph Mathew Kenny 20 Mar 1921 - 14 May 1976, 2 children Colin and Beryl

Joseph Read

Joseph Read and Jane Marshall Larkins came c1870
7 Children 1. Emily Jane Read 1871
2. Charlotte Mary Read 1872
3. Fanny Elizabeth Read 1874
4. Alice Penninah Read 1876
5. Josephine Rose Read 1877
6. Edward Joseph Larkin Read 1880
7. Edith Amelia Read 1885

Alice Penniah Read 1876 - 1952 wed 1911 to Ernest Monotti
1 son, Francis Read Monotti 1917

Regan

Adelaide Beaupeurt wed Patrick Regan on 6 Jan 1878, ref 626, at St Patricks Roman Catholic Church, Stawell She is described as a farmer at Bellaura aged 43, widowed in Nov 1877 with 1 dead and 8 living children.

Patrick Regan died in 1926 aged 94, ref 12171, hence born in 1836. When he wed Adelaide he was a bachelor aged 42, born in Cork, Ireland to Michael Regan, a teacher, and Catherine Relepher (Father Fitzgerald's writing makes this name hard to decipher). The electoral roll for the 1899 Federal Referendum lists Patrick Regan at Lake Lonsdale, a labourer, and in the 1908 electoral roll he is listed as a gardener living at Bellaura. I appreciate Patrick because when Adelaide died he made sure her parents are listed on the death certificate, a privilege he was not given.

The only other Regan from Cork listed in the Pioneer Index is Michael Regan, who wed Mary McMahon in 1867 and died in 1874 aged 47 (hence born in 1827).

Ricketts

From on Tue, 21 Mar 2006

If you are interested I have some old photos of the Ricketts family such as pictures of Christine's parents etc.

About Ricketts, William
C of E Comp. B 1544 William & Mary Ann left London on the 6th. July 1854 travelling on the Emigrant sailing for Adelaide. On the 9th September, when the ship was off the coast of Africa, Christine was born and her middle name Oceana is attributed to this birth at sea. The family arrived in Adelaide on October 24th 1854 and the family group included two small boys Charles and Henry. Charles died the following year on June 11 1855. The next son John was born in Richmond on September 17 1857 so the family must have travelled to Melbourne between those two dates probably by ship.

About Cline, Mary Ann
Probate & Will 28 P2 820 , 28 P0 1354 , 7591 P2 414 104/799On the 12th July 1907 Mary Ann had a will made. As she died soon after, Mary Ann may have known her life would be short lived at that time. A property at number 1 Verity Street was left to John Ricketts her son. A property at 187 Coppin Street was left to William Thomas Ricketts. Florence was left a watch and chain. Christine the balance of jewellery. Mary Ann left her sister Emily the sum of twenty pounds. The grave at Kew contains grandson Charles who died in 1896 aged 10. In the next aisle ( no. 1570 ) we have the graves of five of the children: Henry, Alice Maude, Henry Augustus, Charles & Edward. The gravestone reads ; The memory of the [ could not read ] children of William & Mary Ann Ricketts. Not lost but gone before.


William Ricketts wed Dec 1850 to Mary Ann Cline Vol 4 page 450, District of Newington which spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Surrey

William Ricketts came 1854 with Mary Ann Cline to Adelaide and about 1856 they lived at Richmond. Their second child, Christiana was born 9 Sep 1854 off the coast of Africa, aboard the Emigrant

12 children 1. William Thomas Ricketts c1852 from Surrey
2. Christiana Ricketts 9 Sep 1854 registered 1857 #14090 born at Sea
3. John Ricketts 1857 #14091
4. Edward Ricketts 1860 #1476 - 1887 #3861 lived 27 years
5. Charles Ricketts 1862 #4653 - 1881 #11705 lived 18 years
6. Unnamed Female Ricketts 1864 #24357 (Alice Maude)
7. Alfred Ricketts 1867 #4272
9. Arthur Ernest Ricketts 1871 #18927
10. Henry Ricketts 1874 #18444 - 1875 #4169 lived 9 months
11. Henry Augustus Ricketts 1876 #4650 - 1876 #3115 lived 5 months
12. Florence Wilhelm Ricketts 1879 #18794
1. William Thomas Ricketts c1852 from Surrey wed 1877 #764 to Margory Gordon from Perthshire (also called Margery May Gordon, Marion Mary Gordon) and lived at Richmond
6 children 1. Maude Alice Georgina Ricketts 1878 #18509
2. Eugenie Ethel May Ricketts 1880 #24693
3. Marion Wilhelmin Ricketts 1882 #11435
4. Rose Ricketts 1883 #25894 - 1883 #12347 lived 14 days
5. William Thomas G Ricketts 1885 #12908
6. Edward Ernest Ricketts 1887 #14270
2. Christina Ricketts 1857 #14090 born at Sea wed 1875 #2658 to John Watts Rainford born in NSW and lived at Richmond
3. John Ricketts 1857 #14091 wed 1884 #3140 to Emily Ada Barnes and lived at Richmond
2 children 1. Charles Henry Ricketts 1885 #28325
2. Ellen Wmina Ricketts 1888 #6072

Robson

Frederick John Robson wed 1855 #3731 to Mary Ann O'Neill and lived at Sandhurst, Iron Bark, Peg Leg, Eaglehawk
5 Children 1. Edward Robson 1856 #14181 - 1873 #8244 aged 17 years
2. Jane Margaret Robson 1858 #19292
3. Fanny Robson 1861 - 1861 #10081 lived 2 days
4. Frank Robson 1866 #21061
5. Frederick John Robson 1868 #8923
2. Jane Margaret Robson 1858 #19292 wed 1876 to Charles Winnell, 3 children

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