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Henry Kingsnorth Jarvis (1792 - 1859)

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Henry Kingsnorth Jarvis
Born in Woodchurch, Kent, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Jun 1816 in Tenterden, Kent, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Donnybrook, Victoria, Australiamap
Profile last modified 18 Oct 2019 | Created 4 Dec 2017
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Henry was christened at Woodchurch, Kent, on 9th February 1792, son of Stephen Jarvis and his wife Diana (Kingsnorth).[1] He married Selina MacKinder at Tenterden, Kent, in 1816.[2] They had seven children. The first three of these (Rebecca 1819 - 1898, Henry 1821 - 1890, George 1823 - 1911) were apparently born in Tenterden. The next two (Selina Diana 1825 - 1882 and Stephen 1827 - 1879) may have been born at Woodchurch as they were both christened there, Selina on 22nd May 1825 and Stephen on 9th September 1827. I am not sure where the next child, Alfred Ernest (1835 - 1927), was born, but it was probably in Kent. The last child, William (1838 - 1909), was born in Sydney, Australia, two months after the family arrived there. For Henry's life after this I would refer the reader to an excellent account to be found on the internet. [3]The only (minor) errors I have noticed in this are a few spelling mistakes, the fact that Henry's grandfather William was a farmer, not a clergyman, that the family arrived with six children, the seventh being born in Australia, that Selina Diana was born in 1825, not 1824, and that Stephen was born in 1827, not 1829.

He arrived with his wife and family in Sydney by the Westminister, 26/6/1838, and soon after went to Prospect as manager for Mr. W. Lawson, where his humane treatment of 150 men working under him was in striking contrast to the prevailing conditions.[4]


  4. The Voice of the North (NSW : 1918 - 1933) 10 November 1921: 8. Web. 1 Apr 2019

  • Australia, New South Wales, Index to Bounty Immigrants, 1828-1842, database with images, FamilySearch [1] transcribed: 9 March 2018. Henry Jarvis, 26 Jun 1838; citing Ship Westminister, volume 12, Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood; FHL microfilm 416,873.

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