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Holly Crystal WILSON [12342]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: WILSON [12341] 
         Mother: Debbie CONSIDINE [12338] 


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Howard Christopher WILSON [9061]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Jeffrey Job WILSON [7224] (1919-1986) 
         Mother: Hannah Maria HOWARD [7246] (1913-1973) 


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Ian WILSON [5986]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Donald Clive WILSON [3425] (1909-1988) 
         Mother: Elsa Jean ERBS [3426] (1914-2013) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Lois [?] [6005] (       -       )
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Lindy WILSON [6006]
                2. Dean WILSON [6007]
                3. Noel WILSON [6008]


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Ina Emily Hazel WILSON [5974]

      Sex: F
AKA: Hazel McALPINE
Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1895 - Greensborough, Vic, Australia 1986
    Christening: 
          Death: 1948 - Yarram, Vic, Australia 1986,8770
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William WILSON [3467] (1865-1926) 
         Mother: Sarah Emily HEWITT [3509] (1870-1949) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Robert Hope McALPINE [8735] (Abt 1874 - Oct 1925)
       Marriage: 11 Jul 1917 - , Victoria, Australia 5988
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Alice Emily McALPINE [8736] (Abt 1921-1936)

Notes
General:
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Sat 8 Sep 1917 Page 13 Family Notices
McALPINE-WILSON.-On the 11th July, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. F. Tamango, Robert Hope, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. McAlpine, "Ingleneuk," Carrajung, to Ina Emily Hazel, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wilson, of "Elmwood," Carrajung.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tue 7 Sep 1948 Page 9 Advertising
INA EMILY HAZEL MCALPINE, Late of Carrajung Lower, Widow, Deceased. After 14 clear days Robert Hope McAlplne, of Carrajung Lower, farmer, the sole executor appointed by deceased's will, dated the 12th May, 1943, will APPLY to the Supreme Court for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL. SKINNER & HART, solicitors, Commercial road, Yarram.

picture Irene May WILSON [6960]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1911 961
    Christening: 
          Death: 1973 - Footscray, Vic, Australia 2383
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Robert John WILSON [6947] (      -      ) 
         Mother: Catherine Gladys May BEST [6932] (1890-1956) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Malcolm Henry COTTER [11822] (1909 - 1970) 2383 
       Marriage: 1940 - , Victoria, Australia 2383
         Status: 


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James WILSON [3579]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 14 Mar 1790 - Langley, Essex, England 8771
    Christening: 28 Mar 1790 - Langley, Essex, England
          Death: Oct 1859 - , Essex, England 8772
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John WILSON [3330] (1756-1831) 85 
         Mother: Mary PHILLIPS [3331] (1759-1808) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Hannah SAVILLE [12277] (1787 - 11 Mar 1827)
       Marriage: 9 Dec 1812 - Langley, Essex, England
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. John WILSON [12279] (1824-1901)

2. Sarah DRIVER [12278] (1791 -       )
       Marriage: 6 Oct 1828 - , Essex, England 3426
         Status: 

Notes
General:
Spouse Hannah Saville 1787-1827

1 John Wilson 1813 -
2 Joseph Wilson 1813 -1814
3 James Wilson 1814 -
4 Mary Ann Wilson 1815-
5 Hannah Wilson 1815-
6 Joseph Wilson 1817-
7 John Wilson 1821-
8 John WILSON 1824-1901

Spouse Sarah Driver 1789-
1 Thomas Wilson 1830-1903
2 Sarah Wilson 1832-1894
3 James Wilson 1836-
4 Mary Ann Wilson 1839-

picture James WILSON [3611]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Edward WILSON [3332] (1731-      ) 85 
         Mother: Maria [?] [3333] (      -      ) 


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James WILSON [3486]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1839 - , , England
    Christening: 
          Death: 1922 - , Victoria, Australia 8773
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John WILSON [1321] (1795-1875) 85,265 
         Mother: Martha BURGESS [1322] (1800-1864) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Catherine RYAN [12274] (1833 - 1871)
       Marriage: 24 Oct 1864 - , QLD, Australia 7446
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Catherine WILSON [12275] (1865-1903)


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James WILSON [3473]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1870 - Diamond Creek, Vic, Australia 8774
    Christening: 
          Death: 1870 - , Victoria, Australia 8775
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William WILSON [1305] (1827-1897) 
         Mother: Rosamond GODBER [1304] (1837-1878) 85,773 


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James WILSON [12754]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1840 - Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
    Christening: 
          Death: 1923 - Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Rosamond HALL [9040] (1851 - 1894)
       Marriage: 1887 - Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
         Status: 


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James WILSON [9750]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 6 May 1916 - Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland 5485
    Christening: 
          Death: 2 Jul 1995 - Swan Hill , Vic, Australia 5485
         Burial: 4 Jul 1995 - Swan Hill , Vic, Australia 5485

Spouses and Children
1. *Rene Agnes KRUGER [9751] (7 Jul 1921 - 30 Mar 2011) 5485 
       Marriage: 17 Sep 1942 - Ballarat, Vic, Australia 5486
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Margaret Vera WILSON [218] (1946-2010)


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James WILSON [11505]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1862 - Yarr, Victoria, Australia 870
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John Burgess WILSON [3480] (1833-1903) 
         Mother: Christina McPHERSON [3481] (      -      ) 


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James Emmett WILSON [9178]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1883 - , Victoria, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 1948 - , Victoria, Australia 8776
         Burial: in Nillumbik, Vic, Australia 8777

Events

1. Alt. Birth: 29 Apr 1883.

2. Alt. Death: 31 Dec 1948.


Parents
         Father: Joseph WILSON [3484] (1836-1887) 265 
         Mother: Sarah WHATMOUGH [3485] (1845-1934) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Susanna Lavinia MILLS [9213] (1882 - 15 Oct 1939)
       Marriage: 1910 - , Victoria, Australia
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. James Leonard WILSON [14252] (1911-      )
                2. Elsie Irene WILSON [14253] (1914-      )
                3. Leslie Anzac WILSON [14254] (1916-      )

Notes
General:
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Sat 1 Jan 1949 Page 8
Family Notices

WILSON. \emdash On December 31, at his residence, Main road, Diamond Creek, James Emmet, loving husband of the late Lavinia Wilson, and dearly loved father of Len, Elsie (Mrs. Claude Wilson), and Les, father-in-law of Nola, Claude, and Dot, and dear grandpa of Robert
Margaret. Beverley, and Vera, aged 65 years.

The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Sat 1 Jan 1949 Page 10
Family Notices

WILSON.- The Funeral of the late Mr. JAMES EMMET WILSON will leave his residence, Main-road, Diamond Creek, on MONDAY, after a service commencing at 11.15 a.m., for
the Diamond Creek Cemetery,
E. TAYLOR and SON, Ivanhoe. JX1159.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thu 13 Jan 1949 Page 18
Advertising

JAMES EMMET WILSON, Late of Diamond Creek, Farmer, Deceased. -After 14 clear days James Leonard Wilson, of Koo-wee-rup, farmer, and Leslie Anzac Wilson, of Diamond
Creek, wood contractor & carrier, the executors appointed by deceased's will, dated the 13th day of March, 1946. will APPLY to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL. BOOTHBY & BOOTHBY, solicitors. 408 Collins street. Melbourne, and at Korumburra.

picture James Leonard WILSON [14252]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1911 - Diamond Creek, Vic, Australia 8778
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: James Emmett WILSON [9178] (1883-1948) 
         Mother: Susanna Lavinia MILLS [9213] (1882-1939) 


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Jane WILSON [10370]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Robert TROTTER [10335] (       -       ) 3111 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Joseph TROTTER  3111 [10296] (Abt 1780-1867)


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Janet WILSON [11117]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1872 - Kangaroo Flat, Vic, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 1939 - Toora, Vic, Australlia
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: David WILSON [3488] (1843-1911) 
         Mother: Elizabeth Ann McPHERSON [3487] (      -1935) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Thomas Henry BATH [11118] (1866 - 1936)
       Marriage: 1891 - , Victoria, Australia
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Hugh BATH [11119] (1894-1946)


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Janet WILSON [11504]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1861 - Yarra Ft, Victoria, Australia 870
    Christening: 
          Death: 1935 - Yarra Glen, Vic, Australia 870
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John Burgess WILSON [3480] (1833-1903) 
         Mother: Christina McPHERSON [3481] (      -      ) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Joseph SMEDLEY [11633] (1861 - 22 Jul 1950) 7886 
       Marriage: 1886 - , Victoria, Australia 7886
         Status: 


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Jarred WILSON [3267]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Geoffrey WILSON [3263] 
         Mother: Leanne HIRIART [3264] 


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Jasmine Jade WILSON [12343]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: WILSON [12341] 
         Mother: Debbie CONSIDINE [12338] 


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Jeffrey Job WILSON [7224]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1919 - Trafalgar, Vic, Australia 5358
    Christening: 
          Death: 1986 - , Victoria, Australia
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Job Jeffrey WILSON [3413] (1896-1968) 
         Mother: Annie Bell PERRY [3414] (1897-1964) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Hannah Maria HOWARD [7246] (Mar Q 1913 - 1973)
       Marriage: 11 Sep 1948 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England 4964
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Laurence Jeffrey WILSON [9060]
                2. Howard Christopher WILSON [9061]


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Jennifer Kay WILSON [3001]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 13 Feb 1954 - Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 6 Jan 2019 - Wonthaggi, Vic, Australia 567
         Burial: Jan 2019 - Mount Elephant, VIC, Australia

Parents
         Father: Sydney Theo Airth WILSON [3671] 
         Mother: Judith Margaret NOYES [3672] (1931-2017) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Martin Kenneth BARNES [3002]
       Children:
                1. Laura BARNES [3674]
                2. Morgan Kenneth BARNES [3000]
                3. Douglas Wilson BARNES [3675]


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Job WILSON [1270]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 16 Jan 1861 - Diamond Creek, Vic, Australia 8779
    Christening: 
          Death: 17 Oct 1946 - Trafalgar, Vic, Australia 8780,8781
         Burial: 19 Oct 1946 - Trafalgar, Vic, Australia

Events

1. Residence: 1903, Diamond Creek, Vic, Australia. Occupation - orchardist.

2. Residence: 1909-1937, Trafalgar, Vic, Australia. Occupation - farmer.

3. Residence: Mt Speed, 1942, Trafalgar, Vic, Australia. Occupation - farmer.


Parents
         Father: William WILSON [1305] (1827-1897) 
         Mother: Rosamond GODBER [1304] (1837-1878) 85,773 

Spouses and Children
1. *Annie HEWITT [1269] (13 Jun 1866 - 31 Mar 1929)
       Marriage: 17 Apr 1884 - Eltham, Vic, Australia 4727,4728
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Frederick Abel WILSON [1266] (1884-1964)
                2. Elsie WILSON  4729 [3404] (1886-1909)
                3. Mabel Jane WILSON [3406] (1888-1967)
                4. Albert Allen WILSON [3408] (1890-1970)
                5. Manfred James WILSON [3410] (1892-1961)
                6. Raymond Harry WILSON [3412] (1894-1896)
                7. Job Jeffrey WILSON [3413] (1896-1968)
                8. Eva Annie WILSON [3415] (1897-1968)
                9. Stevenson Powell WILSON [3417] (1900-1981)
                10. Olive Ada WILSON [3419] (1902-1985)
                11. Maurice Hector WILSON [3421] (1904-1975)
                12. Cyril Robert WILSON [3423] (1906-1969)
                13. Donald Clive WILSON [3425] (1909-1988)

Notes
General:
Job owned the Mount Speed Quarry at Trafalgar.

Morwell Advertiser (Morwell, Vic. : 1888 - 1954) Thursday 5 March 1936 Page 9
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/65911574
Mr Ern Cook, the well known road contractor, has acquired the Mt. Speed quarry works, operated for a good many years by Mr Job Wilson. Mr Cook intends to have the whole plant remodelled during the winter months.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 29 May 1929 Page 18
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4009555
The home of Mr. Job Wilson, about a mile south of Trafalgar, was destroyed by fire.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 18 October 1946 Page 2
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/22382693
WILSON.-On October 17, at Mt. Speed, Trafalgar, Job. loving husband of the late Annie, and loving father of Fred, Elsie (deceased). Mabel, Bert, Jim, Raymond, Jeff, Eva, Steve, Olive, Hec. Cyril, and Don: aged 85 years 9 months, late of Diamond Creek.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 17 October 1947 Page 12
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/22514370
IN MEMORIAM
WILSON.-In loving memory of our dear father, Job Wilson, who passed away October 17. 1946.
Always unselfish, thoughtful, and kind,
Few in this world his equal to find.
A beautiful life came to an end.
He died as he lived-everyone's friend.
-(Inserted by his loving family.)

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Mon 28 Oct 1946 Page 21 Advertising
JOB WILSON. Late of Trafalgar, Retired Farmer, Deceased. - After 14 clear days Frederick Abel Wilson, of 272 Somerville road. West Footscray, metal machinist, and Donald Wilson, of Trafalgar, farmer, the executors appointed by deceased's will, dated 4th September, 1943, will APPLY to the
Supreme Court for PROBATE of this WILL.
M. DAVINE, solicitors, Trafalgar & Warragul

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wed 25 Jun 1947 Page 22 Advertising
JOB WILSON. Late of Trafalgar. Retired Farmer. Deceased.-After 14 clear days Frederick Abel Wilson, of 272 Somerville rd.. W. Footscray, metal machinist, & Donald Wilson, of, Trafalgar, farmer, the executors appointed by deceased's will, dated 4th September. 1943. will APPLY to the
Supreme Court for PROBATE of this WILL.
M. DAVINE, solicitor. Trafalgar.

picture Job Jeffrey WILSON [3413]



      Sex: M
AKA: Jeff WILSON, Jeffrey Job WILSON
Individual Information
     Birth Date: 22 Dec 1896 - Diamond Creek, Vic, Australia 8782
    Christening: 
          Death: May 1968 - , Victoria, Australia 8783
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Job WILSON [1270] (1861-1946) 85 
         Mother: Annie HEWITT [1269] (1866-1929) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Annie Bell PERRY [3414] (1897 - 1964)
       Marriage: 1917 6861
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Jeffrey Job WILSON [7224] (1919-1986)
                2. Gertrude Anne WILSON [7226] (1920-1990)
                3. Mary WILSON  1929 [9416] (1921-2013)
                4. Edward James WILSON [7225] (1922-1988)
                5. Donald Albert WILSON [7227] (1929-1977)
                6. Frederick William WILSON [13057] (1931-2017)
                7. Laurence Robert WILSON [7228] (1939-1967)


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Joe WILSON [2051]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: , , New Zealand 4825
    Christening: 
          Death: Abt 2008 4825
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Joseph Herbert WILSON [2047] (1911-1979) 
         Mother: Renie May SULLIVAN [1158] (1914-1967) 41,4782 


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John WILSON [3619]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Edward WILSON [3334] (1705-1783) 85 
         Mother: Elizabeth TURNER [3335] (      -      ) 


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John WILSON [3477]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 27 Apr 1859 - Diamond Creek, Vic, Australia 3868
    Christening: 
          Death: 4 Oct 1929 - Norwood, South Australia, Australia 3868
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William WILSON [1305] (1827-1897) 
         Mother: Rosamond GODBER [1304] (1837-1878) 85,773 

Spouses and Children
1. *Jessie SINCLAIR [6093] (1861 - 1948)
       Marriage: 11 May 1882 - Diamond Creek, Vic, Australia 3868
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. William Henry WILSON [6094] (1883-1974)
                2. Ernest John WILSON [6095] (1885-1961)
                3. Ethel Annie May WILSON [6096] (1887-1890)
                4. Edward Colin WILSON  7778 [11903] (1891-1918)
                5. Leslie Harold WILSON [6097] (1893-1982)
                6. Clement Sinclair WILSON  7778 [11904] (1899-1980)
                7. Ethel Annie Irene WILSON  7778 [11905] (1901-1989)


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John WILSON [1321]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 16 May 1795 - Langley, Essex, England
    Christening: 
          Death: 27 Feb 1875 - Diamond Creek, Vic, Australia 8784
         Burial: 1 Mar 1875 - Nillumbik, Vic, Australia

Parents
         Father: John WILSON [3330] (1756-1831) 85 
         Mother: Mary PHILLIPS [3331] (1759-1808) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Martha BURGESS [1322] (1800 - 26 Jan 1864)
       Marriage: 13 Apr 1825 - Langley, Essex, England 1724,1725
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. William WILSON [1305] (1827-1897)
                2. Elizabeth WILSON [3478] (1830-1890)
                3. John Burgess WILSON [3480] (1833-1903)
                4. Martha WILSON [3482] (1834-1913)
                5. Joseph WILSON  265 [3484] (1836-1887)
                6. James WILSON [3486] (1839-1922)
                7. David WILSON [3488] (1843-1911)

Notes
General:
Langley is a village and civil parish in the English county of Essex, seven miles west-south-west of Saffron Walden. The Parish of Langley consists of two parts, Langley Upper Green and Langley Lower Green which are linked by roads and footpaths.

John Wilson and Martha Burgess had 7 known children, William b. 1827 m. Rosamond Godber had 9 children, Elizabeth b. 1830 m. William Herbert, had 8 children, John Burgess b. 1833 m. Christina McPherson & Had 10 children, Martha b. 1835 m. Robert Godber, Joseph, b. 1837 m. Sarah Whatmough & had 8 children, James b. 1839, and David b. 1843 m. Elizabeth McPherson & had 11 children..

John and Martha boarded a ship called Burhampooter in October 1843. The ship sailed from the London docks with 94 emigrants on board to proceed to Cork but bad weather caused the captain to hove to in the Margate Roads and anchored but the ship was driven from her anchorage and was hurled on to the chalk rocks of Foreness Rock about half a mile from Margate between Clifton Baths and Kingston. Everyone was saved from the ship and they were put up at public houses. Despite the loss of all their possessions the Wilson's went back to London and a week later they boarded the " Royal Consort " and arrived after 98 days at Melbourne on 18th Feb 1844.

Extract from "Chronicle" 18 October 1843. Page 147 Westminster Library, London.

"Fearful Storm at Sea and Shipwreck
Throughout yesterday and today a most awful storm raged along the Eastern coast causing a tremendous sea. The loss of life and property was truly distressing. Among the many casualties that occurred was the total loss of the British built Ship "Burhampooter" C.G. Cowley, Commander, which took place about 6am on the rocks off the south east portion of the town of Margate. The unfortunate ship, which was a very fine vessel of 55 tons, had been chartered by Carter and Bonus, the Emigrant Agents of Leadenhall Street, for the conveyance of emigrants on the part of the Government of Port Phillip. Owing to her size and construction, she was well adapted for that line of traffic, every accommodation being made that could give comfort to the passengers during their tedious voyage.

On Monday last, she sailed from the London Docks, having on board 94 emigrants beside the crew. They consisted of twenty one women, forty four children and the rest men. The voyage to the sea was as favourable as could be desired and it was the intention of the Captain to proceed to Cork for the purpose of receiving the remainder of the emigrants, but bad weather threatening, she hove to last night in the Margate Roads and anchored, orders being given to make her as snug as possible. She wore the gale gallantly and hopes were entertained that she would ride it out when a fearful blast drove her from the anchorage and she was instantly hurled on to the chalk rocks of Foreness Rock about half a mile distant from Margate Town between Clifton baths and Kingston. The sea at the time was breaking over her decks. All was confusion on board and the shock being so great as to carry away her rudder, she instantly filled. The decks were now crowded with the unfortunate emigrants and a scene of the most heart-rending character presented itself, everyone expecting every moment to be swept into the sea and either be dashed to pieces or drowned. Captain Cowley entreated of them to be tranquil and fortunately they obeyed, and after a short lapse of time, several Margate luggers came out and succeeded in taking every soul off the ill-fated ship and landing them safely. The poor emigrants were in a most deplorable state, being completely drenched. Carts having been secured, they were without loss of time, conveyed on to Margate where they were billeted at the several public houses and received in a very hospitable manner.


"Loss of the Burhampatoor" The Illustrated London News October 1843
Among the many distressing casualties that have occurred at sea, within these few days we regret to record the total loss of the British-built ship Burhampooter, Captain C. G. Cowley, commander. About six o'clock on the morning of the 18th, she was driven from her anchor during the storm, on the rocks off the south-east portion of the town of Margate. The ship was 550 tons burthen, and stood in the class A1 at Lloyd's. She was the property of Captain Arthur, and was chartered by Carter and Bonus, the emigrant agents of Leaslenhall-street, for the conveyance of emigrants on the part of government to Port Phillip.

On the previous Monday she sailed from the London Docks, having on board ninety-four emigrants, besides the crew. They consisted of twenty-one women, forty-four children, and the rest men, chiefly belonging to the labouring class. The voyage to sea was as favourable as could be desired, and it was the intention of the captain to proceed on to Cork, for the purpose of receiving the remainder of the emigrants; but, bad weather threatening, she hove to on Tuesday night in the Margate Roads, and anchored, orders being given to make her as snug as possible. The ship rode the gale gallantly, and hopes were entertained that she would ride it out, when a fearful blast drove her from her anchorage, and she was instantly hurled by the currents on the chalk rocks, about half a mile distant from Margate town, between Clifton Baths and Kingston, the sea at the same time breaking over her decks.

All was confusion on board, and the shock being so great as to carry away her rudder, she was bilged, and as instantly filled. The decks were now crowded by the affrighted emigrants. The captain entreated them to place themselves under his command, when he would most assuredly promise them that they would all be saved. Fortunately, they obeyed his wish, and, in a short time, several Margate luggers came off and succeeded in taking every soul from off the ill-fated ship, and landing them safely. The poor emigrants were in a most deplorable state, being completely drenched, and in their night-clothes, the catastrophe having occurred after they had retired to rest. Carts having been procured, they were, without loss of time, conveyed to Margate, where they were billeted at the several public-houses. The above facts have been confirmed by letters from the captain to Carter and Bonus, who, immediately on knowing the fact, caused a messenger to be dispatched to Margate in order to conduct the emigrants back to London, where suitable accommodation has been provided them until the sailing of the next packet (the Royal Consul) on the 1st of November next.

The vessel lay about a quarter of a mile from the land, and some hopes were felt during Wednesday that she would be got off, being in an upright position; but the gale continuing during the whole of the night, on Thursday morning she was found on her beam ends. At low water, she was high and dry, full a quarter of a mile from the sea; and there was not a doubt among the pilots and other nautical men at Margate, that if she had not been a strong built ship, nothing could have saved her from going to pieces at the moment of striking, when all on board must have been lost. She was built at Sunderland in 1841. We regret to add that on Saturday she became a total wreck, and very little of her stores have been saved. Her loss and stores are estimated at 12,000; but she was insured.

The poor emigrants are the greatest sufferers, for they have lost nearly every article they possessed; but the contractors, Messrs. Carter and Bonus, have humanely undertaken to supply them at their own expense with bedding, and also things sufficient for their voyage in another ship. A subscription has also been opened for further supplying them with clothes and the necessary tools for their trades; without which aid they would most probably be landed in a distant country in comparative destitution. We perceive that these sufferers have been (?) from the funds of the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Benevolent Society an institution worthy of especial support from those who can enjoy "the luxury of doing good"
.

John opened a butcher shop in Stephen Street, now Exhibition Street, Melbourne and lived there for 6 years. More of the history of John Wilson can be found in the "The Diamond Valley Story by Dianne H Edward and "Before You Came: by John Ryan.

From the Book The Diamond Valley Story by Dianne H Edwards 1979
page 23

Henry Foley also had a run on the Diamond Creek in closer proximity to Arthur's Creek in 1841, employing three men as stockmen. In 1845 he sold this run to John Wilson, founder of the notable pioneering family in the Valley. Wilson, his wife and seven children came from Langley in the County of Essex, England, on the Royal Consort in 1843 as bounty immigrants. He established a butcher's shop in Exhibition Street (then known as Stephen's Street) in the city; the business prospered and between 1843 and 1845 he held a small pastoral lease on the Plenty, grazing cattle, sheep and pigs on the property known as Nillumbik. In 1846 he moved to Diamond Creek and purchased Foley's lease, but resold to Alexander Falconer in 1847, establishing a carrying business between Melbourne and the homestations in the Diamond Valley.

Above the Nillumbik Lagoon, Wilson built a three roomed wattle and daub hut and a long causeway across the creek which was for more than a decade the winter crossing place between Melbourne and the stations farther east. John and his sons cleared the land, planted an orchard and crops, grazed cattle and pigs for the shop in Exhibition Street, established a slaughter yard and were later to open a butcher's shop in Diamond Creek. His grandson Charles Wilson recalls him talking of 'grubbing' the land (except for two red gum trees) and cropping it by growing oats. Wilson is listed in the 1852 return of livestock as having three hundred and fifty head of cattle and three hundred and sixty sheep. In 1851 Thomas Murray transferred his right and title in the station of Woodlands to John Wilson. Around the Wilson family grew up the township of Diamond Creek.

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In 1858 the Greensborough Road District was gazetted, but the Road Board did not become esbalished until 1863. This was the first attempt at local Goverment in this particular area and it's purpose was to guied and discipline contractors who repaired the roads, pursue defaulting ratepayers, enforce a few minor by-laws and act as a mouthpiece for the district. For eleven years Greensborough was the seat for the local municipal authority, which covered the Yarramat, Plenty, Diamond Creek and Greensborough are. The Board consisted of William Wilson (Chairman), Robert Whatmough and Jonah Britnell and they struggled to meet the urgent need for roads. Their activities were few, always restricted by lack of revenue and in 1874 a deputation from the Board requested annexation to the Shire of Heidelberg and the proposed annexation took place in January 1875. Greensborough and its environs would not realise for some time what their loss of independence as a local municipality would mean.

Greensborough was a township of artisans, small business and small farmers. They were freeholders and Methodists or Anglicans; humble men of small substance who had worked hard to establish their sense of identity with the district.

Diamond Creek
From the late 1840's, the settlement in Diamond Creek area was generally known as Wilson's, but subsequently it became Nillumbik. The latter name was recorded by Henry Arthur and passed by him to the first survey of the parish. The Government's temporary proclamation of the township in 1866 sanctioned the white man's name of Diamond Creek, which was then in popular use, and the official survey of the township named the streets to commemorate the pomp and ceremony of the state visit of His Royal Highness Prince Albert, Duge of Edinburgh, in November 1867.

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The establishment of school and church preceded the Government subdivision catering to the goldfields' population. Methodism was strong in the area and church was first held in Phillip Cummings barn. A service was established by the Reverend H Hethershaw who was in charge of the Heidelberg Mission. Two early preachers who would not work their horses on Sunday, walked from Eltham to Nillumbik and on to Arthur's Creek The Anglican members of the community were periodically visited by the Reverend Francis Hales stationed at St John's Church, Heidelberg, who went on long bush journeys to the Upper Plenty, Kangaroo Ground and scattered holdings along the Diamond Creek. In 1856 worshippers travelled from Little Eltham, Kangaroo Ground and Diamond Creek by carriage or cart to heidelberg. In 1860, the area came under the jurisdiction of the Parish of Eltham and services were held in William Wilson's barn. The Angican church, which was constructed at Diamond Creek in 1870, had a church bell brought out from England and presented by Charles Orme.

further information is also available at
https://www.nillumbikhistory.org.au/pioneer-families-of-diamond-creek-district-wilson/

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) View title info Sat 6 Mar 1875 Page 8
Advertising

PROBATE of the LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of JOHN WILSON, late of Diamond Creek, in the colony
of Victorla, farmer, deceased, may be granted to his two sons, William Wilson, of Diamond Creek aforesaid, general storekeeper, and John Burgess Wilson, of Yarra-flats, in the said colony, dairyman, the executors named in and appointed by the said will Dated this fifth day of March 1875
MALLESON ENGLAND, and STEWART, 24 Queen street, Melbourne, proctors for the said William Wilson and John Burgess Wilson. 8785

picture John WILSON [3330]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1756 - , , England
    Christening: 8 May 1757 - Langley, Essex, England
          Death: 18 Mar 1831
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Edward WILSON [3332] (1731-      ) 85 
         Mother: Maria [?] [3333] (      -      ) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Mary PHILLIPS [3331] (1 Jul 1759 - 1 Mar 1808)
       Marriage: 19 Nov 1782
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. James WILSON [3579] (1790-1859)
                2. Lettice WILSON [3580] (1793-1874)
                3. Sarah WILSON [3577] (      -      )
                4. Mary WILSON [3578] (      -      )
                5. Rebecca WILSON [3581] (      -      )
                6. William WILSON [3582] (      -      )
                7. John WILSON  85,265 [1321] (1795-1875)


picture
John WILSON [12279]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1824 - Langley, Essex, England
    Christening: 
          Death: 1901 - , Essex, England
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: James WILSON [3579] (1790-1859) 
         Mother: Hannah SAVILLE [12277] (1787-1827) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Esther FLACK [12280] (1830 - 1906)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Charles WILSON [12281] (1857-1942)


picture
John WILSON [13835]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1867
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Eliza Ann PLUM [13362] (1871 - 16 Oct 1911)
       Marriage: 16 Apr 1892 - Keighley, Yorkshire, England
         Status: 


picture
John WILSON [9172]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1867 - , Victoria, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 1915 - , Victoria, Australia
         Burial: 

Events

1. Alt. Birth: 27 Jan 1867, Greensborough, Vic, Australia.


Parents
         Father: Joseph WILSON [3484] (1836-1887) 265 
         Mother: Sarah WHATMOUGH [3485] (1845-1934) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Sarah Jane HARRINGTON [9180] (1871 - 1960)
       Marriage: 1895 4609
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Herbert Leslie WILSON [9181] (1894-1972)
                2. Myrtle Josephine WILSON [9182] (1897-1983)

Notes
General:
The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tue 6 Jun 1893 Page 1 Family Notices
Wilson - HARRINGTON - On the 24th May, at St Katherine's Church of England, St Helena Greensborough, by Rev. A.P. Chase, John, eldest son of the late Joseph Wilson, Diamond Greek, to Sarah Jane, second eldest daughter of Richard Harrington, of the same place.

picture John Burgess WILSON [3480]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 25 Feb 1833 - Langley, Essex, England
    Christening: 
          Death: 27 Jun 1903 - Yarra Glen, Vic, Australia
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John WILSON [1321] (1795-1875) 85,265 
         Mother: Martha BURGESS [1322] (1800-1864) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Christina McPHERSON [3481] (       -       )
       Marriage: 23 Apr 1857 - Kangaroo Ground, Vic, Australia
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Elizabeth WILSON  870 [11502] (Abt 1857-1941)
                2. John Burgess WILSON  870 [11503] (1860-1927)
                3. Janet WILSON  870 [11504] (1861-1935)
                4. James WILSON  870 [11505] (1862-      )
                5. WILSON  870 [11506] (1863-1863)
                6. William Macpherson WILSON  870 [11507] (1865-1945)
                7. Martha Mary WILSON  870 [11508] (1867-1954)
                8. Christina WILSON [11077] (1869-      )
                9. Margaret Rosamond WILSON  870 [11509] (1877-1963)

Notes
General:
10 children.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Sat 27 Jun 1903 Page 9
Family Notices
WILSON. - On the 26th June, at Yarra Glen, John Burgess Wilson, aged 70 years. A colonist of 60

picture John Burgess WILSON [11503]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1860 - Yarr, Victoria, Australia 870
    Christening: 
          Death: 10 Nov 1927 - Wychitella, Kulin, Western Australia, Australia 870
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John Burgess WILSON [3480] (1833-1903) 
         Mother: Christina McPHERSON [3481] (      -      ) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Eliza CLEMENTS [12087] (Abt 1869 - 1952)
       Marriage: 1889 - , Victoria, Australia
         Status: 

Notes
General:
The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tue 15 Nov 1927
Page 1 Family Notices
A patient sufferer at rest.
WILSON. - On November 10, at his residence, Kulin, John Burgess, loved husband of Eliza and fond father of George, Gertie (Mrs. Fisher Beard, Fremantle), Jack, Winnie (Mrs. Gordon Day, Perth), and Tom; aged 68 years. Victorian papers please copy.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wed 16 Nov 1927
Page 32 Family Notices
WILSON. - On the 10th November, 1927, at Wychitella, Kulin, Western Australia, John Burgess, beloved husband of Eliza, and loving brother of Elizabeth (Mrs Lowman, Werribee), Janet (Mrs Jos Smedley, Yarra Glen), James (Yarra Glen), William (Bacchus Marsh), Mattie, Mrs Bath (Yarra Glen), Christina (Mrs Martin, Moonee Ponds), Joseph (deceased), Margaret (Melbourne), late of Yarra Glen and Toolangi.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thu 17 Nov 1927
Page 1
Family Notices
WILSON. - On the 10th November, 1927, at Wychitella, Kulin, Western Australia, John Burgess, beloved husband of Eliza, and loving brother of Elizabeth (Mrs. Lowman, Werribee), Janet (Mrs Jos. Smedley, Yarra Glen), James (Yarra Glen),William (Bacchus Marsh), Mattie, Mrs. Bath (Yarra Glen), Christina (Mrs. Martin, Moonee
Ponds), Joseph (deceased), Margaret (Melbourne); late of Yarra Glen and Toolangi.

Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) View title info Sun 18 Mar 1928
Page 15 Advertising
WIIls & PROBATES
Following ls a list of probates and letters of administration for week ended March 15:-
Probates.-.....
John Burgess Wilson, late of Perth (died 10/11/27). to William Thomas Wilson, of Kulin; .....

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) View title info Tue 11 Nov 1930 Page 1 Family Notices

WILSON. - In loving memory of John Burgess Wilson, who passed away November 10, 1927.
Inserted by his sorrowing wife and family,

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tue 10 Nov 1931 Page 1 Family Notices
WILSON. - In loving memory of John Burgess Wilson, Kulin.
Ever remembered.
Inserted by his loving wife and family.

picture John Keith WILSON [12621]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: Bef 1957 993
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Emma Rose BISHOP [156] (Abt 1902 - 7 Aug 1957)
       Marriage: Abt 1935 993
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. John Keith WILSON [12622]
                2. Kenneth Graham WILSON [12623]


picture
John Keith WILSON [12622]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: John Keith WILSON [12621] (      -Bef 1957) 993 
         Mother: Emma Rose BISHOP [156] (Abt 1902-1957) 


picture
Joseph WILSON [3610]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Edward WILSON [3332] (1731-      ) 85 
         Mother: Maria [?] [3333] (      -      ) 


picture
Joseph WILSON [3622]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 3 Jun 1737 - Langley, Essex, England
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Edward WILSON [3334] (1705-1783) 85 
         Mother: Elizabeth TURNER [3335] (      -      ) 


picture
Joseph WILSON [3484]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 17 Mar 1836 - Langley, Essex, England
    Christening: 
          Death: 1887 - Diamond Creek, Vic, Australia 8786
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John WILSON [1321] (1795-1875) 85,265 
         Mother: Martha BURGESS [1322] (1800-1864) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Sarah WHATMOUGH [3485] (1845 - 1934)
       Marriage: 12 Mar 1866 - Eltham, Vic, Australia 8675
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. John WILSON [9172] (1867-1915)
                2. Martha WILSON [9174] (1869-1949)
                3. Joseph WILSON [9173] (1871-1949)
                4. Robert WILSON [9175] (1875-1903)
                5. Rosalie Alma WILSON [9176] (1877-1944)
                6. Benjamin WILSON [9177] (1880-1960)
                7. James Emmett WILSON [9178] (1883-1948)
                8. Charles Walter Burgess WILSON [9179] (1887-1980)


picture
Joseph WILSON [9173]

      Sex: M
AKA: Joseph Emmett WILSON 8787
Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1871 - , Victoria, Australia 8788
    Christening: 
          Death: 1949 - Seymour, Vic, Australia 8789
         Burial: 

Events

1. Alt. Birth: 5 May 1871, Greensborough, Vic, Australia.


Parents
         Father: Joseph WILSON [3484] (1836-1887) 265 
         Mother: Sarah WHATMOUGH [3485] (1845-1934) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Ada Amelia Adelaide MERRALL [8744] (1881 - 11 Nov 1948)
       Marriage: 1899 - , Victoria, Australia 6270
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Clement Joseph WILSON [9672] (1900-1980)
                2. Percy Goulburn William WILSON [9673] (1901-1968)
                3. Joseph WILSON [9674] (1904-      )
                4. Thomas Alfred WILSON [9675] (1908-1982)
                5. Norman Allan WILSON [9679] (Abt 1909-1962)
                6. Mabel Elsie WILSON [9676] (1910-      )
                7. Rosaline Margaret WILSON [9677] (1913-1920)
                8. Dorothy Christina WILSON [9678] (1916-      )


picture
Joseph WILSON [9674]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1904 - Seymour, Vic, Australia 8790
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Joseph WILSON [9173] (1871-1949) 
         Mother: Ada Amelia Adelaide MERRALL [8744] (1881-1948) 

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