Descendants of James GLARE and Eliza Sophia MILLS
my ancestors and Australia
history of Australia
my ancestors and ancestors of William and Rachel BRILL
James Glare was born 14th Feb. 1803 in Middlesex, England to parents Abram Joseph GLARE (1755-) and Arabella DAVIES (1763-) who married on 25th April 1786. He had older siblings John, Mary Ann and possibly William.
In 1820, James GLARE was convicted of theft of a 5 pound note, and transported to Tasmania, Australia on the "Lady Ridley" at that time it was recorded he was a servant, 5'3.5" tall, mid-brown hair and brown eyes. James married Eliza Sophia MILLS in 1830. He received a conditional pardon 1836 and by 1840 he owned land in Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania. James was granted a full pardon in 1846. In 1846 James took his family including Eliza, 6 children and Eliza's mother to Port Fairy where they settled on a farm and bore another 4 children. James became a farmer, carrier and bridge builder - a stone bridge he built on the Princes Highway near Port Fairy still stands but has been bypassed. His remains were interred in Port Fairy but in an unmarked grave.
Their eldest child, John Glare (1831-1910) is my great, great, grandfather who married Frances Anne LOWE, my great, great, grandmother, in 1850. They apparently met in Tasmania, and Frances Anne followed him after he came to Port Fairy in 1846. Frances Anne had 15 children and was the district's coucherer.
Their eldest daughter, Eliza Glare married a son of a convict who had been transported to Tasmania and then moved to Port Fairy in early 1850's - perhaps the two convicts knew each other in Tasmania?
James GLARE's conviction for allegedly stealing 5 pounds in England.
Port Arthur convict settlement 1838 - only the worst were sent there - not James GLARE
Glare's Bridge - a stone bridge built by James GLARE which still stands today in Rosebrook near Port Fairy near the Princes Highway. He probably had lots of practice in the penal settlement in Tasmania!
Brief list of descendants of James GLARE and Eliza Sophia MILLS:
Frances Anne LOWE (my GG grandmother)
Frederick Henry GLARE's farm Winnera in Wallacedale Nth.
John Henry GLARE (my grandfather) and Ted TERRY (with hat) in their tent after a storm on the gold diggings at Dry Creek in Victoria c. 1915. These two traveled together as shearers in the Murray region from the Wimmera and Mallee eastwards to south-eastern NSW and Gundagai. When they were not shearing, they prospected for gold. But their paths parted after my grandfather met his bride in Linga, Victoria whom he married in 1919.
John Henry settled on a farm about a mile away from his father's until John Henry and family moved to nearby Condah in 1936 and then to Portland in 1948.
Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester and Lord Nuffield (who founded Morris Motors) came to Portland in 1934 for Victoria's centenary celebrations and several of my relatives along with their friends are in the crowd to greet them.
Frederick Henry GLARE and his car in the 1950's?
Wesley and Vernon GLARE with wives in the 1960's?
Sources and links:
"Sans Peur - Origins and history of the Glare family" - Marguereta Williams, 2002, Penfolk Publishing, Blackburn, Melbourne ISBN: 1875894276
copies of this book are available for $A25 plus postage & handling - email me on email@example.com
Aboriginal activities and tribes in the Lake Condah region
Judy O'Neill - descendant of Maryanne GLARE.
photos of the Ogle family courtesy of Beryl Newland, daughter of Jack Glare Ogle.
Christine GLARE (nee DICK) daughter in law of Henry Francis GLARE