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Mark Report 21 Mar 2013 13:06

Afternoon folk's..

If anyone feels they can help would be much appreciated...

William R Wright 1851-1911 married Louisa Parsons also 1851-1911 on the 15 August 1878 at Portarlington, Victoria, Australia. I have 2 children listed for this couple...

Seems quite a gap between these two births...

Minnie Maria Wright 1882 b. Queensland m. Shakespeare Duus
Ethel Wright 1892 b. Melbourne m. Unknown



Reggie Report 21 Mar 2013 13:15

Your question is..............?


Barry Report 21 Mar 2013 13:27

There 3 trees on Ancestry for this family and shows 8 children in total

Parents of William are shown as Daniel born 1822 St Marylebone London and Mary Ann Stainsby born 1832 Burnley Lancs

You should be able to view these trees on this free link

You should verify independently any info you use


Mark Report 21 Mar 2013 13:27

Thank you Barry


Mark Report 21 Mar 2013 18:18

I am a bit further on but new issues arising....

Mary Ann Stainsby 1832 is married

1. Daniel Wright - Do not know when this marriage took place
2 children born 1851/53.

2. Charles P Wilde - m.1855 b.1833-d.1859
3. William Pound - m.1866


alviegal Report 21 Mar 2013 21:31

Don't know if you've seen this? No date for a marriage but only 2 children mentioned.

First Family Member Details
Surname: WRIGHT
Given Name(s): Daniel
Occupation(s): Tailor

Birth Details
Birth Town: London
Birth Country: England
Birth Date: 1822

Death Details
Death Town: Geelong
Death State/Territory: Victoria
Death Country: Australia
Death Date: 1853

Immigration Details
Air/Port Landed: Melbourne
Ship/Plane: Maitland
Year Arrived: 1846

Given Name(s): Maryann

Birth Details
Birth Town: Burnley
Birth County,
Region, Province: Lancashire
Birth Country: England
Birth Date: 1832

Death Details
Death Town: Geelong
Death State/Territory: Victoria
Death Country: Australia
Death Date: 1904

Immigration Details
Air/Port Landed: Point Henry
Ship/Plane: Sallette
Year Arrived: 1841


Barry Report 21 Mar 2013 22:54

From Ancestry Trees

Daniel married Mary Anne 1849 Victoria- Daniel died 1851

Mary Anne married Charles Pownall Wilde 1855 and then married William Pound

Daniel's trip to Australia was actually transportation
He was convicted of "feloniously uttering an order of 390 pounds" and given 12 years - he was pardoned on board

All this info can be found on Ancestry trees which can be viewd via the link I posted earlier


Mark Report 22 Mar 2013 07:59

Many thanks for this link

Not sure how everyone is linked yet but the amount of information shown is astonishing. :-D

Edit - I have managed to sort out the grandchildren from the above list but not the great grandchildren......


Mark Report 22 Mar 2013 08:27

GILBERT, Lena May GILBERT, Marjorie Jean GILBERT, Stella Louisa
MARSHALL, Dela Jane MARSHALL, Ethel Louise MARSHALL, Murray Alfred George

MARSHALL, Raymond John MELHUISH, Edith May Lillian MELHUISH, John Ernest George

MELHUISH, Minnie Luoisa Margaret MELHUISH, Robert Keith Douglas MONRO, Audrey Louisa Jean

MONRO, Kenneth William James MONRO, Neil Malcolm TAYLOR, Clive Royal

TAYLOR, Edith Pearl TAYLOR, Herbert Edward TAYLOR, Isabella Myrtle

TAYLOR, Keith David TAYLOR, Lewis Albert TAYLOR, Mabel

TAYLOR, Wilfred Edward WRIGHT, Ernest Robert WRIGHT, Francis George Daniel

WRIGHT, Louise May WRIGHT, Margaret WRIGHT, Marie Louise

WRIGHT, Mavis Florence WRIGHT, Maxwell Leslie WRIGHT, Merle

WRIGHT, Myrtle Emma WRIGHT, Thelma Hazel WRIGHT, William David


Barry Report 22 Mar 2013 11:53

For info from an Ancestry tree

George Daniel Wright m Emma Binch

Minnie Maria Wright m John Melhuish

Louisa Ann Wright m Ernest James Gilbert

Ernest Edwin Wright m Mary Webber

Edith May Wright m M J Monro

Ethel Margaret(Mary?) Wright m Alf Marshall

No spouse on tree for John Albert Wright and William Parson Wright

There is no Eliza Jane on the tree so perhaps she married a TAYLOR


Mark Report 22 Mar 2013 11:57

Thank you Barry - not sure how you did it as I have spent most of the morning looking this up without much success..


Barry Report 22 Mar 2013 12:20

Hi Mark

Have you tried registering with the FREE Mundia link I gave you ? - It's all on there


edit - found marriage for John Albert (1897-1946) on Ancestry tree

to Eilleen Morton 1918 Vitoria - no children on tree


Mark Report 22 Mar 2013 12:49

Thanks for new info and yes I have found a lot of new info on Mundia


Cherilyn Report 23 Mar 2013 13:57

Chn of Wm & Louisa WRIGHT (nee PARSONS) direct from indexes:
Geo Daniel b. 1879 Geelong, m. Emma BINCH 1902, d. 1947 Geelong aged 67
Wm Parsons b. 1880 Geelong, d. 1881 Geelong aged 1
Minnie Maria b. 1882 Geelong [NOT Qld], m. Jno MELHUISH 1903, d. 1954 Geelong aged 72
Eliza Jane b. 1883 Will, d. 1884 Geelong aged 5 months
Louisa Ann b. Kalk 1885, m. Ernest Jas GILBERT 1907, d. 1964 Geelong aged 79
Ernest Edwin b. 1888 Numurkah, m. Mary WEBBER 1911, d. 1956 Geelong aged 58
Edith May b. 1889 Numurkah, m. Jas Miles MUNRO 1914, d. 1953 aged 63
Ethel Mary b. 1892 Numurkah, m. Alfred Geo MARSHALL 1913, d. 1960 Fitzroy aged 68
Jno Albert b. 1897 Geelong, m. Eileen MORTON 1918, d. 1946 W'bool aged 49

The later births show Wm as Wm Robert Daniel WRIGHT. Death in 1911 in Geelong, aged 59, shows his parents as Daniel & Mary Ann (nee SAINSBURY) (reg 5086).

John Albert & wife Eileen did have a daughter, Marie Louise, in 1919 in Warrnambool but she died the following year aged 1.

Louisa's death, also 1911 in Geelong, aged 59, shows her parents as Geo PARSONS & Maria KINGSBURY (reg 5103). Wm & Louisa are buried together at Geelong Western Public Cemetery.


Marriage for Daniel WRIGHT to Mary Ann 'STAINSBRY' in 1849 at Independent Congregational Melbourne, ref 3883, fiche 908. Two children Wm Robert Daniel in 1851 (Methodist Melbourne) and Louisa Ann in 1853 (Methodist Geelong).

Daniel died in 1853 in Geelong aged 31, parents not stated. He is buried at Geelong Eastern Cemetery.

As given above, Mary Ann remarried to Chas Pownall WILDE in 1855 (reg 1788). They had a son born in Geelong named James Pownall WILD (reg 2705). Charles was born in Tasmania and died in 1859 aged only 26 (reg 1623, as WILD), son of Wm Pownell and Mary [nee WARD according to Tas index].

Mary Ann is buried with 3rd husband Wm POUND at Geelong Western Public Cemetery, (reg 12553, as daughter of Robt 'STAINSBY', aged 73). She died in Feb 1904; Wm died in March 1911, aged 88, son of Jno POUND & Sophia GULLEN (reg 1497)


Cherilyn Report 23 Mar 2013 14:53

The PARSONS family arrived in Victoria in Jan 1855 aboard Birmingham, namely George (27), Maria (20), Louisa (3) and John (1).

Siblings of Louisa PARSONS...born in Victoria

Vic born chn of George PARSONS & Maria KINGSBURY :
Eliza Jane 1857 Indented Head, d. 1875 aged 18
Sarah Anne 1858 Indented Head, m. Thos HUXTABLE 1884, d. 1913 Portarlington
Jno Hy 1860 Indented Head, d. 1860 aged 3 months
Georgina 1865 Indented Head, d. 1866 aged 3 months

Maria died in 1880 aged 47, and George in 1902. Both are buried at Drysdale Cemetery (Bellarine).


Cherilyn Report 24 Mar 2013 02:25

Hi Mark, in reply to your PM, sorry I omitted the year Jas P WILD was born - it was 1858, in Geelong. He married in 1883 to Hannah ILLMAN (reg 2283, as Jas Pownall WILD). No chn found in Vic. Hannah died in 1938 in Collingwood, aged 84, daughter of Geo ILLMAN and Henrietta STANDWELL (reg 9205, as WILDE). She was born in Launceston in 1854; her parents were both convicts to Tasmania. Her mother went by the alias BYARD.


Further to above - marriage for Wm R. D. WRIGHT's sister, Louisa Ann (b. 1853) to Thos Edward LEWIS in 1872 (reg 3672). They lived in Geelong and had the following chn, all born Geelong except Mary & Edith (b. Richmond):
1. Isabella Louisa 1873, m. Edward TAYLOR 1901, d. ?
2. Mary Ann Maud 1876, d. 1877 aged 11 months
3. Edith Blanche 1877, m. Robt TAYLOR, d. 1958 Geelong aged 80
4. Thos Daniel 1880, d. ?
5. Edward Colin 1882, d. 1890 Geelong aged 8 (as Edward Collins)
6. Florence Victoria Martha 1884, d. 1947 Geelong aged 63 [did not marry]
7. Sarah Lydia 1887, d. 1965 aged 78 [did not marry]
8. Ivy Myrtle 1890, d. 1983 Prahran aged 93 [did not marry]

Louisa Ann also died in 1890 (around same time as Ivy was born I suspect), aged only 37, daughter of Daniel WRIGHT & Mary STAINSBY (reg 11969).

It appears Thos remarried in 1893 to Ada Malvena/Malvina AUSTIN (reg 5383). They had a further 6 daughters (first in Geelong, then Prahran and youngest 4 in South Yarra). Ada also died young, in 1905 in Prahran, aged only 38, daughter of Jas AUSTIN & Sarah SOLEY (reg 6699). Birth of Ada Malvina in 1866 in Colac to Jas AUSTIN & Sarah LEACH (reg 20401). Appears parents married as AUSTIN-BRAY in 1854.

Possible death for Thos in 1922 aged 69, in Melbourne South as son of Thos LEWIS & Martha PRICE (reg 10395). Possible matching birth in 1852 in Newtown to Thos & Martha (St Paul's, Geelong).


The Argus, Saturday 15 February 1902
PARSONS.-On the 11th February, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. T. Huxtable, Portarlington, George Parsons, aged 75.

He was the son of Nicholas PARSONS and Sophia 'TERY', reg 522.

Thomas HUXTABLE, husband of Sarah Ann PARSONS, was born in Indented Head in 1855 to Wm & Catherine (nee MOYLE) (reg 1515). HIs parents married in Geelong in 1851. Wm died in Bellarine in 1881 aged 59. All buried at Portarlington Cemetery. See also /


Cherilyn Report 24 Mar 2013 03:31

Baptism: 13 Nov 1806 St Paul, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
William Pownall Wild - son of Charles Wild & Charlotte
Born: 1 Jun 1806
Abode: Wolstenholme Square
Occupation: Merchant
Register: Baptisms 1769 - 1812, Page 74, Entry 3
Source: LDS 1656373