Thursday, 7 August 2008

Ask and you shall receive! Names from Australia

So back on 10th July, I put out an All Points Bulletin asking for help with finding a William Fitz-Henry in Victoria, Australia. My lovely Australian correspondent Lesley Champion has emailed me a list of 17 Fitz(-)henry sightings in Victoria this evening. Brilliant.

Some I already knew about, but there are others that I would like to share and someone may recognise a name. All credit to Lesley for the following list and if you are recognise one of Lesley's relatives (marked with an *) then I can put you in touch with her:

Here are the lists of Fitzhenrys located in the Victorian Indexes.

PIONEER 1836-1888

1853 Stephen (m Mary DAVIS)
Children Edward bn 1853 bap Methodist Church Castlemaine Vic

1859 Henry/John (m Honora DILLON)
Children -John bn North Melbourne 1859 died 1860 aged 3 months Melbourne

Laurence (m Ellen WYLD/WYLDS)
Children - Catherine bn Toorak 1866 died 1868 aged 15 months Toorak
- Catherine 1869 bn Prahran died 1869 1 day old
- Nicholas Lawrence bn 1871 Windsor, died 1871 aged 1 day Windsor

William bn Galway Ireland m Mary CRONIN 1867 cn 532 (Mary died 1906 )
Children - Catherine bn 1868 South Yarra died 1883 aged 15 years Prahran
- Ellen bn 1869 South Yarra
- John Thomas bn 1870 Melbourne
- Alice Maud bn 1873 South Yarra
- William Edward bn 1875 Melbourne

1865 William to Louisa COWARD (cn 2517)
1875 Margareta Theresa to Ludwig August Ferdinand VITZDAMM (cn 1122)
1882 Eliza to Henry Joseph WARBURTON (cn 688)

1864 Hercules Aged 43 years bn Wex[ford Ireland] parent John and Eliza AITKINS cn 7031
1875 Thomas Aged 43 years bn Wick[low Ireland] parents (unknown) cn 13633
1881 Ellen Aged 43 years parents Stephen WILES and Elizabeth BROWN POD Prahran cn 11604
1885 Laurence Aged 56 years parents unknown POD Prahran cn 2959

FEDERATION 1889 -1901
Only one Fitzhenry entry
1891 William Aged 56 years parents unknown POD St Kilda cn 8291

EDWARDIAN 1902 - 1913
1905 Alice Maud (pob Windsor) to James HAYES cn 7449
1908 William (pob Sy ) to Jean WILLIS cn 6828R
*1910 Charles William (pob London) to Ahnes PHILLIPS cn 4688
Children 1913 Jean Agnes Roy pob Brunswick North cn 10116
1910 Mary Ellen (pob Mudgee, NSW) to Rowland Cogand DANDS cn 6370R
1913 Louisa Fitz-Henry to Hervert Elliot CHARLES cn 8216

*1911 Eric Arthur pob Richmond parents Herbert Arthur and Helen Beatrice TICKNER

GREAT WAR 1914 - 1920
1915 Gerte to Thomas Edgar BAXTER cn 6240

*1914 Doris May pob Brunswick parents Charles William & Agnes PHILLIPS cn 28779
*1914 Winifred Mavis pob Richmond parents Herbert Arthur & Helen Beatrice Tickner cn 34891
*1916 Phyllis Violet pob Richmond parents Herbert Arthur & Helen Beatrice Tickner cn 32880
*1919 Stanley Herbert pob Richmond parents Herbert Arthur & Helen Beatrice Tickner cn 22527
KIA January 1945 RAF (Canadian trained) over Germany.

1914 Maria Aged 54 years parents Laurence & Ellen Wyles [sic] d Elsternwick cn 5370
1917 Robert Aged 76 years parents Edward & Mary (unknown) pod Pt Melbourne cn 2702
1920 William Aged 35 years parents (unknown) pod Kew cn 15001

MARRIAGE INDEX 1920 - 1942
***1923 Lillian Isobel Julia (pob London) m William CHAMPION cn 3656
1929 Edward William m Hilda Elizabeth HART cn 11023
*1940 Eric Arthur to Jesse Murial Phyllis WILLIAMS cn 12282

*** = my grandparents
* = related to me.


  1. Hi All,
    From the list of Marriages in Victoria - Gerte [Gertrude] married Edwin Thomas BAXTER in St Silas Church, Albert Park, Melbourne on the 6 July 1915. Gertrude was born 13 Feb 1886 in QLD d/o Daniel FITZHENRY and Elizabeth FYFIELD. Edwin Thomas BAXTER [Tom] was born in 1880 in Northampton England s/o Samuel BAXTER and Hannah Abigail SPOKES.

  2. My great grand mother was Elizabeth Warburton (nee Fitzhenry) who died in 1900 in Windsor, Victoria, Australia. She had married Henry Joseph Warburton in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia in 1882 and had 5 children (Mary Eleanor, Joseph, John, Lawrence Henry and Maudie). Elizabeth's parents were Lawrence Fitzhenry and Eleanor (nee Wiles), (AKA Ellen Wiles; Ellen Wyles; Ellen Wyld; Ellen Wilds;. Elizabeth's parents appear to have been married in New Ross, Co Wexford, Ireland in about 1850 and emigrated to Australia in 1865 with Elizabeth who was born in about 1861. Eleanor's parents were Stephen Wiles and Elizabeth Brown. Eleanor was born in about 1838 in Co Wexford to Stephen Wiles and Elizabeth Brown. Eleanor and Lawrence Fitzhenry had 7 children in all - Elizabeth, Maria, Catherine, Robert, Eleanor, Catherine (this appears to be a second child with the same name), and Nicholas Lawrence. I'm keen to hear more if you're related to this branch of the Fitzhenry clan.