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Martha (Blewett) Williams (1852 - 1888)

Martha Williams formerly Blewett
Born in Gwinear, Cornwall, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 2 Jan 1876 (to 1888) in Saint Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdommap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 36 in Gympie, Queensland, Australiamap
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Martha, husband Elijah and 2 sons, James and Frederick probably came to Qld Australia to find work in the Gympie gold mine. Martha 36yrs, died in Gympie after only three years of arriving. Daughter Mabel was probably born in Gympie. She was only one year old when Mum died. Like many women of that time Martha may have died in childbirth. Elijah married Marion Harriet Jabobs in Qld in 1889 then moved to NSW.


Mother's Maiden Surname: ORCHARD
GRO Reference: 1852  SEP Quarter in REDRUTH  
Volume 05C  Page 280
Name: Martha Blewett
Gender: Female
Baptism Date: 24 Sep 1852
Baptism Place: Crowan, Cornwall, England
Father: Thomas Blewett
Mother: Elizabeth
FHL Film Number: 246797, 246798
Name: Martha Blewett
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 2 Jan 1876
Marriage Place: St. Day, Cornwall, England
Spouse: Elijah James Williams
FHL Film Number: 1595485
Reference ID: item.8 p 123
Name: Martha Williams
Death Date: 24 Sep 1888
Death Place: Queensland
Father's name: Thomas Blewett
Mother's name: Elizabeth
Registration Year: 1888
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: 001740
Page Number: 15995
Name: Martha Williams
Birth Date: 1852
Birth Place: England
Death Date: 24 Sep 1888
Death Place: Queensland, Australia
Cemetery: Gympie Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Gympie, Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 27 October 2019), memorial page for Martha Blewett Williams (1852–24 Sep 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 164529685, citing Gympie Cemetery, Gympie, Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia ; Maintained by Keith Young (contributor 48950993) Find A Grave: Memorial #164529685
  • CENSUS 1861
Name: Martha Blewett
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: 1853
Relation: Daughter
Father's name: Thomas Blewett
Mother's name: Elizh Blewett
Gender: Female
Where born: Gwinear, Cornwall, England
Civil Parish: Gwinear
County: Cornwall
Country: England
Registration district: Redruth
Sub-registration district: Phillack
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Household schedule number: 44
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Blewett 36;
Elizh Blewett 36;
Jane Blewett 10;
Martha Blewett 8,
Elizabeth Blewett 7.
Source Citation Class: RG 9; Piece: 1585; Folio: 8; Page: 9; GSU roll: 542835
  • CENSUS 1881
Name: Martha Williams
Age: 28 Estimated birth year: abt 1853
Relationship to Head: Daughter
Father: Thomas Blewitt
Mother: Elizabeth Blewitt
Gender: Female
Where born: Gwinear, Cornwall, England
Civil Parish: Gwinear
County: Cornwall
Country: England
Street address: Hoe Downs Cot
Occupation: Moulders Wife
Registration district: Redruth
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Blewitt 55;
Elizabeth Blewitt 56;
Martha Williams 28;
James Williams 4.
Source Citation Class: RG11; Piece: 2338; Folio: 23; Page: 11; GSU roll: 1341562
Name: Martha Williams
Age: 32
Birth Year: abt 1853
Arrival Date: 25 Aug 1885
Arrival Place: Queensland, Australia
Ship: Wistow Hall
Title: Assisted Immigration 1848 to 1912
Page Number: 289
QSA Item: 18482
Microfilm: Z196

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