Mary Agnus Brennan

F, #4674, b. 1871
     Her married name was Turnbull. Mary Agnus Brennan was born in 1871 at Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. She married Frederick John Turnbull, son of Frederick Henry Turnbull and Georgiane Jones, in 1898 at Lyell, Tasmania, Australia.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Mary Jane Brennan

F, #4675, b. 1891, d. 1966
FatherJohn Brennan b. 1851, d. 29 Apr 1901
MotherJanet Amelia Johnstone b. 28 Apr 1865, d. 7 May 1941
     Her married name was Stares. Mary Jane Brennan was born in 1891. She was the daughter of John Brennan and Janet Amelia Johnstone. Mary Jane Brennan died in 1966 at Victoria, Australia.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Florence Alexandra Brent

F, #4676, b. 13 January 1863
     Her married name was Oldmeadow. Florence Alexandra Brent was born on 13 January 1863. She married Henry Edward Rivers Oldmeadow, son of John Henry Peacock Oldmeadow and Emily Ellen Ann Fisher, on 11 October 1895 at Tasmania, Australia.

Family

Henry Edward Rivers Oldmeadow b. 27 Feb 1861, d. 23 Oct 1926
Child
Last Edited22 Jan 2011

Mary Brereton

F, #4677, b. 1748
     Her married name was Watson. Mary Brereton married John Watson, son of George Watson and Dorothy Gason. Mary Brereton was born in 1748.

Family

John Watson b. 1744, d. 1822
Children
Last Edited20 Dec 2010

Salomi (Salina) Brereton

F, #4678, b. 1807, d. between 1837 and 1901
     Her married name was Masterson. Salomi (Salina) Brereton was born in 1807 at Yoxford, Suffolk, England. She married John Masterson, son of Thomas Masterson and Mary Botwright, on 2 August 1832 at Middelton, Suffolk, England. Salomi (Salina) Brereton died between 1837 and 1901. She appeared in the 1861 census at 4 Wellington Parade, Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. Living with husband John. Age given 50.

Family

John Masterson b. 1803, d. 2 Dec 1882
Last Edited25 Apr 2009

Ann Brewer

F, #4706, b. 1772, d. 1820
     Her married name was Wadley. Ann Brewer was born in 1772 at Crowmarsh, Gifford, Oxfordshire, England. She married John Wadley, son of Joseph Wadley and Eleanor Hutton, in 1792 at Crowmarsh, Gifford, Oxfordshire, England. Ann Brewer died in 1820 at Crowmarsh, Gifford, Oxfordshire, England.

Family

John Wadley b. 1770, d. 1843
Children
Last Edited2 Mar 2011

Elizabeth Brewer

F, #4709, b. 1801
     Her married name was Old. Elizabeth Brewer married Joseph Old. Elizabeth Brewer was born in 1801.

Family

Joseph Old b. 1796
Children
Last Edited9 Apr 2009

Leticia Phoebe Brewer

F, #4710, b. 24 August 1883, d. 1 December 1952
     Her married name was Hodgetts. Leticia Phoebe Brewer was born on 24 August 1883 at Tasmania, Australia. She married Walter Albert Hodgetts, son of Thomas Hodgetts and Mary Ann Wadley, on 29 October 1903 at Tasmania, Australia. Leticia Phoebe Brewer died on 1 December 1952 at Tasmania, Australia, at age 69.

Family

Walter Albert Hodgetts b. 8 Mar 1872, d. 26 Mar 1952
Children
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Esther Brewin

F, #4711, b. 1819
     Her married name was Holmes. Her married name was Hackett. Esther Brewin was born in 1819 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She married Henry Hackett, son of John Hackett and Mary Blakesley, on 23 November 1838 at Wigston, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, England.

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Henry Hackett b. 1818
Children
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Gwenda Brewster

F, #4712, d. 1937
FatherVictor Francis Brewster b. 27 Jul 1907, d. 28 Nov 1953
MotherEthel Mary Dent b. 31 Oct 1912, d. 21 Sep 1962
     Gwenda Brewster was born at Portland, Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of Victor Francis Brewster and Ethel Mary Dent. Gwenda Brewster died in 1937 at Portland, Victoria, Australia.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Victor Francis Brewster

M, #4713, b. 27 July 1907, d. 28 November 1953
     Victor Francis Brewster was born on 27 July 1907 at Benalla, Victoria, Australia. He married Ethel Mary Dent, daughter of John Hodgetts Dent and Mary Elizabeth Teresa Patterson, on 12 September 1934 at Portland, Victoria, Australia. Victor Francis Brewster died on 28 November 1953 at Geelong, Victoria, Australia, at age 46.

Family

Ethel Mary Dent b. 31 Oct 1912, d. 21 Sep 1962
Children
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Victor Francis Brewster

M, #4714, d. 1935
FatherVictor Francis Brewster b. 27 Jul 1907, d. 28 Nov 1953
MotherEthel Mary Dent b. 31 Oct 1912, d. 21 Sep 1962
     Victor Francis Brewster was born at Portland, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Victor Francis Brewster and Ethel Mary Dent. Victor Francis Brewster died in 1935 at Portland, Victoria, Australia.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Margaret O Brien

F, #4726
     Margaret O Brien died at Garrykennedy, Ireland. She was born at Garrykennedy, Ireland.

Family

Felthan Watson d. 1745
Child
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Harriet Lizzie Briers

F, #4727, b. 1880, d. 13 January 1963
FatherRobert Briers b. 1856, d. 18 Feb 1936
MotherEmma Hackett b. 17 Jul 1857, d. 4 Jun 1923
     Her married name was Simons. Harriet Lizzie Briers was born in 1880 at Wigston, Leicestershire, England. She was the daughter of Robert Briers and Emma Hackett. Harriet Lizzie Briers married Herbert Simons, son of Samuel Simons and Ann Goode, on 22 August 1901. Harriet Lizzie Briers died on 13 January 1963 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England.

Family

Herbert Simons b. 1875, d. 9 May 1959
Children
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Robert Briers

M, #4728, b. 1856, d. 18 February 1936
FatherRobert Briers b. 1806
MotherHarriet Jane Thornton b. 1819, d. 22 Mar 1879
     Robert Briers was born in 1856 at Wigston, Leicestershire, England. He was the son of Robert Briers and Harriet Jane Thornton. Robert Briers married Emma Hackett, daughter of Joseph Hackett and Millicent Pawley, on 2 June 1879 at Wigston, Leicestershire, England. Robert Briers died on 18 February 1936 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England.

Family

Emma Hackett b. 17 Jul 1857, d. 4 Jun 1923
Child
Last Edited24 May 2012

Robert Briers

M, #4729, b. 1806
FatherRobert Briers b. 1775
MotherMercy Cramp b. 1774, d. 1814
     Robert Briers was born in 1806 at Fleckney, Leicestershire, England. He was the son of Robert Briers and Mercy Cramp. Robert Briers married Harriet Jane Thornton, daughter of Joseph Thornton and Mary Thorpe, on 8 November 1883 at Wigston, Leicestershire, England.

Family

Harriet Jane Thornton b. 1819, d. 22 Mar 1879
Child
Last Edited24 May 2012

Robert Briers

M, #4730, b. 1775
FatherRobert Briers b. 1737, d. 1770
MotherAnn Barker b. 1738
     Robert Briers was born in 1775 at Fleckney, Leicestershire, England. He was the son of Robert Briers and Ann Barker. Robert Briers married Mercy Cramp, daughter of William Cramp and (?) Hannah, on 4 November 1798.

Family

Mercy Cramp b. 1774, d. 1814
Child
Last Edited24 May 2012

Robert Briers

M, #4731, b. 1737, d. 1770
FatherThomas Briers b. 1713, d. 1761
MotherMary (?) b. 1717, d. 1746
     Robert Briers was born in 1737 at Saddington, Leicestershire, England. He was the son of Thomas Briers and Mary (?) Robert Briers married Ann Barker, daughter of John Barker and Susannah (?), on 6 July 1761. Robert Briers died in 1770.

Family

Ann Barker b. 1738
Child
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Thomas Briers

M, #4732, b. 1713, d. 1761
     Thomas Briers married Mary (?) at Unknown. Thomas Briers was born in 1713 at Leicestershire, England. He died in 1761.

Family

Mary (?) b. 1717, d. 1746
Child
Last Edited24 May 2012

Convict Charles Briggs

M, #4737, b. 31 August 1797, d. 1854
FatherThomas Briggs b. c 3 Sep 1770
MotherMary Ann Brown b. 1770
     Convict Charles Briggs was born on 31 August 1797 at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Briggs and Mary Ann Brown. Convict Charles Briggs was baptized on 30 September 1797. He arrived 1831 in Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, Australia from England on the convict transport ship 'Gilmore'. He was convict in 1831 at Yorkshire Lent Assizes, Yorkshire, England, (an unknown value.) He married Meek Susannah in 1848 at Brighton, Van Diemen's Land, Australia. Convict Charles Briggs died in 1854 at Picton, Van Diemen's Land, Australia.

Family

Meek Susannah b. 1788
Marriage*He married Meek Susannah in 1848 at Brighton, Van Diemen's Land, Australia
Last Edited12 May 2015

Convict Christopher Briggs

M, #4739, b. 25 December 1801, d. 7 January 1885
FatherThomas Briggs b. c 3 Sep 1770
MotherMary Ann Brown b. 1770
     Convict Christopher Briggs was also known as Perhaps Kester Briggs. He was baptized on 25 December 1801. He was born on 25 December 1801 at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Briggs and Mary Ann Brown. Convict Christopher Briggs was Farmer in 1820. He married Sarah Clarke on 18 March 1824 at Hatfield, Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England. Convict Christopher Briggs was convict on 17 January 1831 at Doncaster Quarter Sessions, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England,tried at Doncaster for stealing wheat, and sentenced to 7 years transportation.

Christopher Briggs Trial Record indicates that:
Robert Atkinson was a farmer at Kilham in Yorkshire who, on New Year's day 1831, took a cart laden with corn to Doncaster Market,
to sell. Taking one of the bags into the corn exchange as a sample, he left his cart unattended. When he returned to it at about half past twelve, two of the sacks were missing. Christopher Briggs had been seen with them, and was caught and arrested. He was also charged with two similar offences, on the 9th of November and 11th of December.

Date Tried: 17th January 1831 Doncaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence: To be transported for seven years.
James and Charles Briggs his brothers attempted retribution and ended up in court.
One of the witnesses in the above case was a gentleman called William Lyall. On the ninth of February 1831, just three weeks after their brother had been convicted, Charles and James, along with friend called William Marshall, ran into William Lyall at Hatfield, and beat him up. After hitting him on the head with a stick, they laid into him with their feet, in what we presume was an act of revenge.
Curiously, after their conviction, an appeal for clemency was made on their behalf, the petitioner being.. ....William Lyall, the man they beat up.
Date Tried: Yorkshire Lent Assizes 1831
Sentence: Although found guilty at the Lent Assizes, and sentenced to be hanged, judgement was held up over a point of law. At the summer assizes, they were sentenced to be transported
All three brothers were transported to Van Diemans Land and were all aboard the same ship, the "Gilmore"
After Christopher's conviction it appears that Sarah and Harrison lived for a time with her parents where they are seen in the 1841 census.
Christopher attempted unsuccessfully to have her and the children join him. Sarah remained in England and in 1851 married John Wood at Dunscroft, Yorkshire
In approx 1851 Robinson and William followed their father to the colonies followed in 1854 by their brother Harrison and his family. He arrived in 1832 in Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, Australia from England. He was in 1832 assigned to Mr William Adams Brodribb Jnr, a well-known landowner at Black Marsh, in the Bothwell area, Van Diemen's Land. The property was named 'Glenmore'.
Glenmore' was beside the Jordan River which winds between Jericho and Apsley. It is an area with steep, rocky hills and river pasture. Because Glenmore lay on the old aboriginal track between the highlands and the east coast, settlement in the area caused numerous clashes between settlers and aborigines. In 1830 the property was attacked by natives, and one man, James Brown, was speared. By the time of Christopher's arrival, the area had been settled for more than ten years and most of the aboriginal tribes had gone. The house was quite a large one, with a stone stables and barns erected nearby. Christopher would have slept in the stable or in a slab hut near the house for security.
Christopher was listed in the convict musters of 1832 and 1833 assigned to Mr Brodribb but in 1835 he was assigned to Mr E. Bennett whose wife was probably Brodribb's daughter Lavinia. He was not listed in 1841.
On 25th April, 1833 Christopher petitioned Lieutenant Governor George Arthur for his wife and four children to be "sent out to join him in this colony at the expense of His Majesty's Government (sic)".
Nothing was done about this request and a further application was made on 27th Janaury, 1834. It is unknown whether anything further was done to assist
Christopher's application. Whatever the reason it appears that Sarah did not make the voyage to Hobart Town. Without Government assistance it would seem unlikely that the family could have afforded the passage.
(Refer "Application to bring out family GO33/1/1 p 204)
On 14th May, 1838 Christopher married Frances Glover at Bothwell. Witnesses were Robert and Mary Blake. (The aunt and uncle of Sarah Goddard who married
Christopher's grandson Charles Robinson Briggs).
THE CENSUS
Christopher is shown on the 1842 census and during 1842-1843 he was called for jury duty, which leads to the assumption that he was granted his Ticket of Leave
before 1842. It is unclear when his sons, Robinson and William Clarke Briggs, came to join their father.
In the census taken in 1847 he is shown as a married Ticket of Leave man living in a wooden house at Grassy Hill, an area near to the Bothwell township. He is listed
as the Householder and the Person-in-Charge and the employer of servants. The proprietor of the property is Phillip Russell and it is probable that Christopher leased land from him. Phillip Russell may have been the son-in-law of William Brodribb, and he may have taken over the ownership of Glenmore once Brodribb moved to Victoria.
Living in the house was one married couple (Christopher and Frances) between the ages of 45 and 60. There were five other people living in the house, 4 males and 1 female. There was one male, born in the colony, between the ages of 7 and 14 (could this be a child born to him and Frances?), 2 single males who were free but bonded (did not arrive free) and employed on the farm in private service. All residents were listed as Wesleyan Methodists.
THE FARMER
Christopher left the Bothwell area and lived the life of a farmer. He appears to have done well enough to lease land for nearly 30 years from 1858 to 1884. After
leaving Bothwell he lived on the outskirts of Hobart at Brighton and Bridgewater. He finally moved to Kingston where he stayed until his death.
From 1860 to 1884 he was grazing sheep on land stretching from Brown's River, Kingston to Great Oyster Cove belonging to E.J. Manley and leasing a farm and residence at Blackman's Bay belonging to W. Chamberlain. This bears out the oral history that Christopher Briggs lived at 'Boronia' and ran his sheep on all the hills behind Blackman's Bay and was a nuisance to his market-gardening neighbours. One of these neighbours was James Keeble whose daughter, Henrietta, would marry
Christopher's grandson George William Christopher (Kit) Briggs.
THE LATER YEARS
On 9th January, 1874 his wife, Frances, died aged 66 years. Later that year on 14th October Christopher took his third wife, a schoolmistress and widow, Mary Ann (Marian) Barden (nee le Grande). The le Grande family were supposedly descendants of the French aristocracy who had escaped Paris during the French Revolution.
It would appear that Christopher had still not learned to write, as his mark 'X' is shown as his signature on his marriage certificate.
After Christopher's son William Clarke Briggs died, William's wifeSarah moved to Sydney, and married William Hawkshaw, and had 5 more children. As far as is
known, Christopher's grandson George (known as Kit) remained in the care of his great-grandmother, Mary Ann Cox, and may have remained with her until her
death at Black-Wall-in-the-Forest, a sawmill township near Stanley.
Family oral history says that Christopher Briggs went on a journey to collect his grandson, Kit, and that his third wife Mary Ann (Marian) le Grande, insisted on
employing a tutor for him. Subsequently Kit ran wild and old Christopher enlisted Kit in the navy to keep him out of mischief.
At some stage he became a ward of his Grandfather, old Christopher Briggs. He may have been cared for by Frances, old Christopher's second wife, but it was
definitely third wife, Mary Ann (Marian) le Grande who insisted his Grandfather engage a tutor so young Kit could be educated as a young gentleman. The tutor was a remittance man who liked to imbibe with his friends. So, by mutual consent, when their ponies were out of sight of the house the tutor and Kit went off in separate directions. Kit and his pony were popular with those that, to his step-Grandmothers' aristocratic French ideas, were village urchins. Kit promptly took on the role of ringleader until he was caught. His Grandfathers decision was to enrol Kit in the navy.
Christopher died on 7th January, 1885, his death being registered by Joseph Keen, the "inventor" of Keens Curry, a friend from Brown's River. He is buried at St Clements Cemetery at Kingston. There is no headstone and access to the parish registers is unavailable. at Australia. He married Frances Glover on 14 May 1838 at Bothwell, Van Diemen's Land, Australia. Convict Christopher Briggs married Mary Barden on 14 October 1874 at Blackman's Bay, Tasmania, Australia. Convict Christopher Briggs died on 7 January 1885 at Tasmania, Australia, at age 83.

Family 1

Sarah Clarke b. 1802
Marriage*He married Sarah Clarke on 18 March 1824 at Hatfield, Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England
Children

Family 2

Frances Glover d. 9 Jan 1874
Marriage*Convict Christopher Briggs married Frances Glover on 14 May 1838 at Bothwell, Van Diemen's Land, Australia

Family 3

Mary Barden d. 1885
Marriage*Convict Christopher Briggs married Mary Barden on 14 October 1874 at Blackman's Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Last Edited11 May 2015

Derwent Briggs

M, #4742, b. 20 September 1857
FatherWilliam Clark Briggs b. 26 Sep 1831
MotherMary Ann Baldwin b. 22 Aug 1832, d. 30 Aug 1885
     Derwent Briggs was born on 20 September 1857 at Tasmania, Australia. He was the son of William Clark Briggs and Mary Ann Baldwin.
Last Edited15 Jul 2009

Elizabeth Briggs

F, #4744, b. 1811
FatherThomas Briggs b. c 3 Sep 1770
MotherMary Ann Brown b. 1770
     Elizabeth Briggs was born in 1811 at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Briggs and Mary Ann Brown.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Elizabeth Briggs

F, #4745, b. 1735
     Her married name was Mee. Elizabeth Briggs was born in 1735 at Edwalton, Nottinghamshire, England. She married Richard Mee, son of Richard Mee and Jane Welch, on 13 April 1756.

Family

Richard Mee b. 1731
Child
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

George Briggs

M, #4747, b. circa 1773
     George Briggs was born circa 1773 at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England. He was baptized on 24 October 1773.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Harrison Briggs

M, #4749, b. 1826, d. 22 June 1897
FatherConvict Christopher Briggs b. 25 Dec 1801, d. 7 Jan 1885
MotherSarah Clarke b. 1802
     Harrison Briggs was also known as Andrew Briggs. He was buried. He was born in 1826 at Hatfield, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Convict Christopher Briggs and Sarah Clarke. Harrison Briggs was baptized on 1 October 1826. He died on 22 June 1897.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Convict James Briggs

M, #4750, b. 31 July 1808, d. 26 October 1835
FatherThomas Briggs b. c 3 Sep 1770
MotherMary Ann Brown b. 1770
     Convict James Briggs was born on 31 July 1808 at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Briggs and Mary Ann Brown. Convict James Briggs was convict in 1831 at Yorkshire Lent Assizes, Yorkshire, England,Tried at Doncaster for stealing wheat, and sentenced to 7 years transportation
Christopher Briggs Trial Record indicates that:
Robert Atkinson was a farmer at Kilham in Yorkshire who, on New Year's day 1831, took a cart laden with corn to Doncaster Market,
to sell. Taking one of the bags into the corn exchange as a sample, he left his cart unattended. When he returned to it at about half past twelve, two of the sacks were missing. Christopher Briggs had been seen with them, and was caught and arrested. He was also charged with two similar offences, on the 9th of November and 11th of December.
Date Tried: 17th January 1831 Doncaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence: To be transported for seven years.
James and Charles Briggs his brothers attempted retribution and ended up in court.
One of the witnesses in the above case was a gentleman called William Lyall. On the ninth of February 1831, just three weeks after their brother had been convicted, Charles and James, along with friend called William Marshall, ran into William Lyall at Hatfield, and beat him up. After hitting him on the head with a stick, they laid into him with their feet, in what we presume was an act of revenge.
Curiously, after their conviction, an appeal for clemency was made on their behalf, the petitioner being.. ....William Lyall, the man they beat up.
Date Tried: Yorkshire Lent Assizes 1831
Sentence: Although found guilty at the Lent Assizes, and sentenced to be hanged, judgement was held up over a point of law. At the summer assizes, they were sentenced to be transported
All three brothers were transported to Van Diemans Land and were all aboard the same ship, the "Gilmore"
After Christopher's conviction it appears that Sarah and Harrison lived for a time with her parents where they are seen in the 1841 census.
Christopher attempted unsuccessfully to have her and the children join him. Sarah remained in England and in 1851 married John Wood at Dunscroft, Yorkshire
In approx 1851 Robinson and William followed their father to the colonies followed in 1854 by their brother Harrison and his family.

He arrived in 1832 in Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, Australiaon the convict transport ship 'Gilmore'. He died on 26 October 1835 at Van Diemen's Land, Australia, at age 27.
Last Edited25 Sep 2011

John Briggs

M, #4751, b. 10 March 1795
FatherThomas Briggs b. c 3 Sep 1770
MotherMary Ann Brown b. 1770
     John Briggs was born on 10 March 1795 at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Briggs and Mary Ann Brown. John Briggs was baptized on 3 April 1795.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

John Francis Briggs

M, #4752, b. 16 October 1956, d. 27 February 1976
MotherJoyce Margaret Ellis b. 17 May 1927, d. 1980
     John Francis Briggs Sheppard Irene and Benbow Jean: The Benbow Family in Australia page
223
Sheppard Irene and Benbow Jean: The Benbow Family in Australia page
223. He was born on 16 October 1956. He was the son of Joyce Margaret Ellis. John Francis Briggs died on 27 February 1976 at Western Australia, Australia, at age 19.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Mary Briggs

F, #4755, b. 1804
FatherThomas Briggs b. c 3 Sep 1770
MotherMary Ann Brown b. 1770
     Mary Briggs was born in 1804 at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Briggs and Mary Ann Brown.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009