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Robert Ayton (1840-1886) family line

introduction

  • Robert Ayton (1840-1886), my great, grandfather, at 22 came to Victoria on the “Solway” and to Tasmania on the “Black Swan” in 1862 with his cousin Edward Ayton aged 23 and cousin Mary Ann AYTON who had married John MITCHELL.
  • Robert married Maryanne Blackwood LANE in 1868 who bore to him 10 children.
  • His sudden death in 1886 required an inquest, as he was found dead in Mr Butterfield's paddock, Cressy Rd. - finding of the inquest -the visitation of God.
  • His obituary stated he was a steady industrious man.
  • His last child Eda was born and died 1886, the year her father died.

Descendants of William AYTON and Mary WACEY

  • NB. although my AYTON ancestors married a RUDD, there seems no relation to Australia's Prime Minister Kevin RUDD who also descended from a few convicts - see ex-PM Kevin Rudd's ancestry.
  • also I am not related to descendents of convict Richard George AYTON who can be found here.

map

Syderstone and Itteringham - the main towns in Norfolk, England where the Tasmanian Ayton's came from.

Introduction:

  • William AYTON was born in Norfolk, England and married Mary WACEY  on 16th May 1775 at South Creake, Docking, Norfolk.
    • my mother had recorded William's DOB as 1st May 1763 in Norfolk but I cannot find a source for this information and it does not seem to fit with his marrital record - thank you Ian Hall for the correction. My mother thought perhaps William Oughton b. 1/5/1763 of West Acre, NFK, son of William and Mary, was this William Ayton - seems unlikely.
    • Mary WACEY was born 2nd June 1754 in South Creake and died in Syderstone, Norfolk on 24th Nov. 1797. Her parents were Thos WACEY and Elizabeth CHAMBERS.
    • There is record of a William Ayton marrying a Jane FREEZER in Syderstone Parish Church on 17th April 1798 and who died shortly after in Nov. 1798, so it could well be that he re-married. (thanks to Lesley Day for the info)
  • John AYTON (my great, great, great grandfather) was born 10th July 1785 in Syderstone, Norfolk and married Anne BARNES on 16th June 1806
    • I have no further information on my great, great, great grandmother Anne BARNES.
  • William AYTON (1807-87) (my great, great grandfather) was born, and died in Syderstone, Norfolk, England
    • Mary WELLS (my great, great, grandmother) was born in Tattersett, Norfolk, England in 1808, married William AYTON there on 15th Feb 1835 and died in Syderstone, Norfolk - presumably 1 month after her husband as there is a burial record of a Mary AYTON April 24th 1887 aged 78yrs immediately following the record of William AYTON on 28th March1887 in Syderstone.
  • Convict deportation to Australia in 1837:
    • my great grandfather's uncle, Edward AYTON was convicted and transported to Australia on the Blenheim. This transportation resulted in the subsequent assisted immigration of his nephews, nieces and two daughters.
  • Assisted emigration to Australia in 1857:
  • Assisted emigration to Australia in 1862:
    • Robert AYTON (my great, grandfather) at 22 came to Victoria on the “Solway” and to Tasmania on the “Black Swan” in 1862 with his cousin Edward Ayton aged 23 and cousin Mary Ann AYTON who had married John MITCHELL. Robert married Maryanne Blackwood LANE in 1868 who bore to him 10 children. His sudden death in 1886 required an inquest, as he was found dead in Mr Butterfield's paddock, Cressy Rd. - finding of the inquest -the visitation of God. His obituary stated he was a steady industrious man. His last child Eda was born and died 1886, the year her father died.
      • Maryanne Blackwood LANE (my great, grandmother) was born in Wreningham, Norwich, England on 28th Aug. 1843 to parents Robert LANE (1826-1904) and Susan BLACKWOOD (1825-1908). She emigrated to Tasmania with her parents and siblings.
      • Robert LANE, his wife Susannah and 6 children came to Australia on the “Shomberg” 1855 “Aus in 60 days, with or without God's help”. In a calm at Petersborough, Victoria along the infamous “shipwreck coast”, it disintegrated on rocks, all had to be rescued. They were taken to Melbourne and to Tasmania on the “Ladybird” early 1856. Robert settled in Longford, where he and Susannah reared 11 children. 
      • Susan BLACKWOOD was born 1825 in Lower Westwick, Norwich, England and died in Longford, Tasmania. Her parents were James BLACKWOOD (1800-54) of Hethel, Norwich who married Jane RINGWOOD (b. 1796).
  • Ernest Robert AYTON (my grandfather) was born in Longford, Tasmania where he was apprenticed as a blacksmith to Sir Walter Lee  who later visited him at his work in Sunshine, Victoria as a blacksmith for H.V. McKay - the company that invented the Sunshine Harvester and founded the suburb of Sunshine. 35 years as a blacksmith at H.V.McKay resulted in blindness due to cataracts which impacted much of his later life.

see also my pictorial ancestry tree

Brief descendants of William AYTON and Mary WACEY of Syderstone, Norfolk, England:

  • Jane AYTON (1/6/1777)
    • m. Robert CHAMBERS (perhaps a cousin?)
    • Ann-Mary CHAMBERS (1797-)
    • Elizabeth CHAMBERS (1798-)
    • Cherry CHAMBERS (1800-)
    • Sarah CHAMBERS(1802-)
    • Hannah CHAMBERS (1805-)
  • Cheary AYTON (4/3/1780)
  • William AYTON (30/3/1783)
  • John AYTON (10/7/1785) birth
    • m. Anne BARNES
    • William AYTON (1807-1887) labourer of Docking, Norfolk
      • m. Mary WELLS (?1809-1887)
      • Ann Wells AYTON (1834-38)
      • Maria AYTON (1835/6-)
        • m. Thomas SCRIVINER (1847-)
      • George AYTON (1838-1905)
        • m. Maria WILLIAMSON (1848-)
        • William George AYTON (1877-)
      • Robert AYTON (1840-1886) - born in Docking, Norfolk; emigrated to Tasmania in 1862 and worked as a farm labourer and was found dead on the farm, inquest wrote “visitation of God” or heart attack at age 46. (see birth certificate)
        • m. Maryanne Blackwood LANE (1843-1919) in Longford, Tasmania on 6th Aug. 1868
        • Hedley William AYTON (1868-1933) a horsebreaker, d. Ulverstone, Tasmania
          • m. Edith Christina LEE (c1867-1896) in 1893
            • photo of Edith's grave at Longford Wesleyan Cemetary taken by Peter Cubit, shows she was buried with Hilda LEE (c1877-1901), daughter of Robert LEE and presumably Edith's sister.
          • Ruby May AYTON (1894-1981)
          • Robert Leslie AYTON (1895-98)
          • m. Maria Adaline BILLING in 1899 in Sheffield, Tas. see here
            • daughter of Charles BILLING and Margaret RIGBY (m. 1873) who was daughter of convict James RIGBY and Mary CONNELLEY
            • see History of James Rigby family by marjori D Jordan.
          • Elsie Maud AYTON (1899-) see here
          • Arnold Charles AYTON (1900-) - a saddler, b. Longford NOK Father Hedley William AYTON of Ulverstone; Mother Maria AYTON; enlisted for WWI service in Dec 1916 but discharged as made false statement as he was underage dobbed in by his mother. see here; enlisted for WWII service in Burnie see here and NOK was Sylvia AYTON, presumably his wife and presumably Sylvia May.
        • Joshua George AYTON (1870-1945)
          • never married
        • Mabel Mary AYTON (1872-1956) d. Launceston, Tasmania
          • m. Arthur Leslie STEWART
          • Frederick Petty STEWART (1896-1931)
          • Gweneth STEWART (1898-1978)
          • Elands Flora STEWART (1902-1972)
          • Sarie Jean STEWART (1905-1995)
        • Robert Ernest AYTON (1874-1972) son of Robert, became blind due to blacksmith-induced cataracts in middle age. d. Sunshine, Melbourne, Victoria
          • Clifton Eric AYTON (1904-42)
            • contracted rheumatic fever and later died of Bright's disease (nephritis)
            • m. Marion FLETCHER
          • Roy Ernest AYTON (1906-1906)
          • W.A. AYTON (1907-1907)
          • Reginald Alan AYTON (1909-59)
            • fitter and turner who never married and presumably died from neoplasm
          • Ralph Henry AYTON (1911-12)
          • Donald Robert AYTON (1914)
          • Arthur Albert AYTON (1916-83)
            • fitter and turner
            • m. Isabel (Bella) PHILLIPS
          • Jeffrey Archibald AYTON (1918-67) - my father; WWII service see here
        • Elsie Maria AYTON (1876-1942) daughter of Robert, d. Ulverstone, Tasmania
          • m. William John ANDERSON
          • Gwenneth Mary ANDERSON
          • Effie Isobel ANDERSON
          • Harold ANDERSON
          • Reginald Ayton ANDERSON (1900-70)
          • Margery Jean ANDERSON (1904)
          • Kenneth Robert ANDERSON (1907-84) boilermaker in Kensington, d. Werribee, Vic.
            • m. Freda PUGH 1933 in Footscray
            • Kenneth William ANDERSON (1935-)
            • Julie Anne ANDERSON (1953-) 
              • m. CLELAND
          • Maxwell James ANDERSON (1910-71)
            • m. Florence Maud BELBIN (1915-1998)
            • 3 children, lived in Burnie, then Kayena, then Launceston
          • Athol William ANDERSON (1919)
          • Aileen Dorothy ANDERSON (1920)
        • Alice Susannah AYTON (1878-1963) d. Launceston, Tasmania
          • m. Herbert Cassius WATERSON
        • Effie Elizabeth AYTON (1880-1962) d. Launceston, Tasmania
          • m. James Robert McNAMARA
          • Mary Elizabeth McNAMARA (1907)
          • Pearl Elsie McNAMARA (1909)
          • Walter James McNAMARA (1912)
        • Eva Lydia Jane AYTON (1882-83)
        • Ruby Albina AYTON (1883-) ?d. New Zealand
        • Eda AYTON (1886)
      • Sarah Ann AYTON (1842) ?
      • William AYTON (1844)
      • John AYTON (1845-) son of William & Mary, see here
        • m. Elizabeth (1847-)
        • Elizabeth AYTON (1868-) in Holbeach, UK
        • James AYTON (1871-)
        • Mary Ann AYTON (1873-)
        • John AYTON (1875-)
        • William AYTON (1877-)
        • Joseph AYTON (1879-)
        • Harriet AYTON (1881-)
        • Betsy AYTON (1883-)
        • David AYTON (1889-)
        • Elizabeth AYTON (1889-)
        • Henry AYTON (1891-)
      • Joshua AYTON (1850)
    • Thomas AYTON (1808/10-1889) son of John and Anne
      • m. Mary HAMMOND (HOWMAN/HAUMOND) (1806-1871) in 1833 in Norfolk marriage cert
      • Robert AYTON / EIGHTON / EAGHTON *** (c1836-12/2/1894) emigrated to Australia in 1857 arriving on the Southern Eagle (ref). Seems he died of heart attack on a farm too.
        • see Robert Ayton and Harriett Rudd for more details and lots of old photos.
        • m. Harriett / Harriott RUDD (1843/4?-1925) on 20/9/1861 in Longford, Tasmania. She was born in Illington, Norfolk, England to parents John RUDD and Elizabeth CLARK. Immigrated to Tas. on the Whirlwind in 1855 (ref) / (ref2) / ref3
        • Jane Elizabeth AYTON (1862-1921)
          • m. James Frederick ROOTES in 1892
          • Susan Jane ROOTES (1893-)
          • John Henry ROOTES (1895-)
          • Emily Mary ROOTES (1896-)
          • Laura Annie ROOTES (1899-)
          • Robert James ROOTES (1905-)
        • Emma Caroline AYTON (1864-)
        • Robert James AYTON (1866-)
        • Herbert George AYTON (1868-1956)
          • b. in Bishopsbourne; died in Ulverstone
          • m. Sarah Ann PEDDER (1877-1963) of Westbury, died in Ulverstone.
          • Dulcie Harriett Myrtle AYTON (1913-1985) b. Penguin, d. Launceston;
            • m. Cecil Glen ALLEN in 1937
            • 3 children
          • George Henry Alfred AYTON b. 1916 Don, Tas; NOK Sara AYTON and Herbert AYTON; WWII service see here and here
          • Arthur Clement John AYTON (1920-1945) see here; d. 1945 from Beri Beri as POW in Borneo see here and at AWM
          • Kevin AYTON
        • Evelyn Mary AYTON (1870-)
          • m.  Frederick George JAGO on 18/9/1894 in Deloraine,Tasmania
          • Elder May JAGO (1894-)
          • Gordon Henry JAGO (1897-)
          • Frederick George JAGO (1899-)
        • Isabella AYTON (24/12/1872-3/12/1952) died in Waratah, Tasmania
          • m. Charles KEEGAN / KEAGAN on 18 Feb 1891 in Deloraine
          • John Henry KEEGAN (1891-)
          • Robert KEEGAN(1893-)
          • William George KEEGAN (1896-)
          • Leonard KEEGAN (1897-)
          • Sylvester Guildford Junction KEEGAN (1898-)
          • Eric James KEEGAN
          • Gavin George KEEGAN
          • Leonard Douglas KEEGAN
          • Coral Evelyn KEEGAN
          • Pearl KEEGAN
          • Audrey KEEGAN
        • Ada May AYTON (1877-)
        • Ana Gertrude AYTON was born in 1878
        • Elizabeth Ellen AYTON was born in 1882
      • Edward AYTON (1838-1913) son of Thomas and Mary, emigrated to Australia in 1862 arriving on the Solway and then Black Swan with his cousins Robert and Mary Ann.
        • his obituary in The Examiner, Launceston, states he left widow, 1 son and 3 daughters.
        • photo of his and his wife's grave in Carrick taken by Peter Cubit
        • m. Ellen CLARKE / REEVE (1844/1846-1920) emigrated to Australia in 1857 arriving on the Southern Eagle see here
          • this ref suggests m. in 1880
          • member of the Carrick branch of the Mothers' Union.
          • she and husband Edward lived in Carrick for some 35yrs.
          • ? had 5 previous children incl. J. CLARKE. W. CLARKE, Henry,  Benjamin, & Joseph
          • son-in-laws H. PANTON & Geo. PRICE attended her funeral
        • Edward AYTON (1882-) b. Longford see here
          • a T. AYTON “son” attended his mother's funeral perhaps T = “Ted” = Edward
        • female AYTON
          • m. George PRICE
        • female AYTON 
          • m. A. SHACKCLOTH Wagga, NSW
        • Maria AYTON (1885-) b. Westbury
          • m. Harry Gordon PANTON (1886-) of Longford in 1908 (see here)
    • Edward AYTON (1810-1875) son of John and Anne
      • a married man of Norfolk, England to wife Sarah, and father of 3 was convicted of being in possession of stolen fleeces of wool and transported to Tasmania in 1837 on the Blenheim for 7 years.
      • His wife Sarah, married a Henry Brown in England.
      • His daughter Maria married Thomas Yaxley and emigrated to Australia in 1857-62.
      • After serving his sentence he set up a coach run from Nile to Deloraine, married Hannah Woolnough, a free settler, had a child, Edward Henry to her, owned the Nile Hotel and a 320 acre block of land at Cressy, and bought or leased Calstock in Sept. 1853, a very desirable property near Deloraine.
      • Ayton, R - licensed Nile Hotel in Fordun Morven (Evandale) in 1862 - see here and Launceston Assessment Roll 1856
      • He was buried in Evandale Cemetery near Launceston.
      • m. Sarah RAM (1810-) in 1831 (see marriage cert and note that witnesses were his brother Thomas AYTON and his fiancee Mary HAMMOND)
        • John AYTON (23/10/1831-)
        • Maria AYTON (17/2/1833-1897)
        • Mary Ann AYTON (334) (6/7/1834-)
        • Mary Ann AYTON (340) (15/2/1835-1916) daughter of Edward, emigrated to Australia in 1862 arriving on the Solway and then Black Swan with her husband and cousins Robert and Edward. (Ref) - this ref erroneously states she is daughter of Thomas & Mary while marriage cert states daughter of Edward.
          • m. John MITCHELL (1830-1899) in 1854 marriage cert which shows father as Edward AYTON
          • Edward MITCHELL (c1851-1878)
          • Sarah Susanna MITCHELL (1853-) ?
            • m. Thomas GORDON (c1846-) in 1872
          • John MITCHELL (c1855-1932)
            • m. Esther PERRY (1857-1915) in 1876
          • Nehemiah MITCHELL (c1858-1884)
          • Walter MITCHELL (1861-)
            • m. Harriett HALL (c1854-1912) in 1885
        • Martha AYTON (1/5/1836-)
      • m. Mary Ann HILL nee MOSS (-1856 Tas) in Apr, 1855 here, died 27/3/1856 at Morven
        • Mary Ann Maria AYTON (13/2/1856-30/8/1856) d. 6mths old (see here)
      • m. Hannah WOOLNOUGH / WOOLNER (1814-) in Nov, 1856. Hannah had 3 more husbands (including Henry Thomas MOSS?) but only the one child. see here
        • Edward / Edwin Henry AYTON (1857-1919) b. in Morven, Tas. and as a teenager went to the mainland looking for gold. He died in 1919 in Echuca, Victoria.
          • m. Ellen Anna KING in 1876 in Longford, Tas. copy of marriage cert. here.
          • Alathea AYTON (1889-1975) b. Charters Towers, Qld
          • Louise Gertrude AYTON (1890-) b. Charters Towers, Qld
            • m. Walter Cyril Landsborough LESLIE in 1915 in Abbotsford, Vic.
            • Hon. Peter Ayton LESLIE (1916-1993) b.  at Longreach, Aramac, Queensland; served in AIF in WWII; judge;
              • m. Marion Ida JOHNS (-1994) in 1940
              • 2 sons
            • Edward Cyril LESLIE
            • Norman David LESLIE
    • John AYTON (1818-1851) son of John and Anne
      • m. Rosetta CARMAN (1822-)
      • Ann AYTON (1843-)
  • Thomas AYTON (28/5/1788) birth son of William & Mary
  • Edward AYTON (24/8/1791) birth
  • Richard AYTON (29/11/1794-5/1/1795)
  • Mary AYTON (29/11/1794-28/12/1794)

some photos

www.ayton.id.au_gary_genealogy_images_aytonjoshuageorge.jpg Joshua George AYTON (my grandfather's brother)   www.ayton.id.au_gary_genealogy_images_aytonernestrobert.jpg Robert Ernest AYTON (my paternal grandfather) a blacksmith who worked at the H.V.McKay harvester factory in Sunshine, Melbourne   www.ayton.id.au_gary_genealogy_images_aytonelsie.jpg Elsie Maria AYTON (my grandfather's sister)   www.ayton.id.au_gary_genealogy_images_aytonjeff_parents.jpg Jeffrey Archibald AYTON (my father) with his parents   www.ayton.id.au_gary_genealogy_images_aytoner_wife_outfit.jpg Robert Ernest AYTON and his wife on their motor bike www.ayton.id.au_gary_genealogy_images_aytoncliff.jpg Clifton Eric AYTON www.ayton.id.au_gary_genealogy_images_aytonreginaldalan.jpg Reginald Allan AYTON www.ayton.id.au_gary_genealogy_images_aytonarthur.jpg Arthur Albert AYTON www.ayton.id.au_gary_genealogy_images_aytonedwardhenry_1_sm.jpg Edward Henry AYTON (1857-1919) click here for larger version and here for another photo of him and what appears to be another photo of him in April 1879 courtesy of Belinda Cohen (this photo still needs to be confirmed as Edward) Here is a newspaper article in the Launceston Examiner dated March 27th, 1869 referring to Edwrad snr,  Edward Henry and his housemate, Stephen Woolnough who made the news on account of his strange disappearance whilst sleepwalking (a case of somnambulism) - page 1 and page 2  - thanks to Geoff Hamilton for forwarding to me.

debate

*** there is some debate that the Robert AYTON who married Harriett RUDD may not be the son of Thomas AYTON who married Mary Hammond, but the available facts show:

  • Thomas AYTON's marriage certificate to Mary Haumond in 1833 was witnessed by Edward AYTON and what seems to be Sarah AYTON, and thus could have been Thomas' brother (Edward AYTON who later was convicted) and his wife Sarah RAMM.
  • marriage certificate of Edward AYTON (1810-1875) and Sarah RAM (1810-) in 1831 (see marriage cert) was witnessed by his brother Thomas AYTON and his fiancee Mary HAMMOND.
  • the conflicting information stems from a Thomas AYTON who married Mary HAMMOND and had a son Robert b1837. In the 1881 census of Yorkshire there is a Robert AYTON, his wife and father Thomas living in Sheffield. A Mary Hammond died in 1871 in Syderstone.

 

If anyone has old photos of any of these people, I would love to see them, just email me.

 

Relations & highly likely possible relationships:

miscellaneous Aytons

other Aytons of Ulverston, Tasmania

    • AYTON ********** 1915
    • AYTON (Stillborn) ********** 1924
    • AYTON Allan M ********** 1925
    • AYTON Hedley David Bruss ********** 1902-1968 see here
    • AYTON Iris Margaret ********** 1905
    • AYTON John Frances ********** 1918
    • AYTON Kevin Rex ********** 1924 NOK Sarah AYTON see here
    • AYTON Lance Hedley ********** 1923 b. 1923 Wynyard Tas; NOK Madge AYTON; WWII service see here
    • AYTON Lila Frances ********** 1908
    • AYTON Louise Joan ********** 1927
    • AYTON Winifred Ida ********** 1910
    • AYTON Maxwell Ellis 1924 NOK Madge AYTON see here
    • Ayton, Allan Duncan
      Ayton, Hedley David Bruss (1902-1968) - see here - could he be a son of Hedley William AYTON? (see above)
      Ayton, Herbert Arthur James b. 1904 Don, Tas; wife of Eunice Emily Amelia STUBBS; WWII service see here, see burial 1969 in Ulverstone, Tas. here
    • Ayton, Maria Adeline
      Ayton, Myrtle Ivy
      Ayton, Sylvia May - presumably wife of Arnold Charles AYTON (see above - son of Hedley William)
    • Ayton, Mona Dorothy Emma (1906-1944), m. Henry Thomas PURTON in 1928 in Ulverstone. see here

Joseph Jeremiah Ayton early settler of Warrandyte

  • Joseph AYTON early settler and orchardist of Warrandyte
    • NB. gravestone in Andersons Creek Cemetery for a Joseph Jeremiah AYTON (c1843-1927), orchardist, died 8th Nov 1927 aged 84 years - this could be Joseph or his father?
    • NB. gravestone in Andersons Creek Cemetery for Nina AYTON (c1859-1900) died Feb 1900 aged 41 years, of Warrandyte - presumably this is Philip Owen and Walter's mother, and wife of Joseph who had died from the bushfire.
    • here is an excerpt from The Argus newspaper on 29th Nov 1927 regarding Joseph Ayton:
      • “Mr. Joseph Ayton, whose death occurred recently, was an early settler of Warrandyte, and raised an orchard in virgin forest country. During his battle with the land a bush fire swept his property, and he was forced to the river with his wife and children to save their lives. Mrs. Ayton died from the effects of the fire, leaving a young baby. Mr. Ayton fought in New Zealand during the Maori war. Two sons fought in the Great War. Mr. F. A. Smith, of Doncaster, a former president of the shire, is another son. There are four daughters. Mr. L. Ayton's property at Warrandyte, known as Dmgiey Dell, was acquired by the repatriation department after the war.”
    • Lt Philip/Phillip Owen AYTON (c1889-)
    • Walter AYTON (1895-) orchardist of “near Warrandyte”
    • 4 daughters
    • ?a son F.A.SMITH
  • Captain AYTON
    • commander of the brig Favourite, in 1814, captured by Americans in the China Seas en route to Sydney from Calcutta with valuable cargo, and put ashore on the west coast of Sumatra - see here and here
    • William AYTON
      • left Sydney after 1813 on the brig Mary and Sully - is this Captain AYTON? - see here - this earlier notice in 1812 when he was on the brig Favorite would suggest he was.
  • John AYTON
    • leaving the NSW colony in 1822 on the Emerald - see here
  • Captain AYTON - whaler in 1828
    • see 1828 here - captain of the Neptune, and here in 1831 - interesting, the apparently associated whaling boat Middleton was captained by a Mills.
  • Robert Simpson AYTON
    • convict who obtained Ticket of Leave in Bathurst, NSW in 1828 - see here, but was in court in 1831 after becoming insolvent - see here
  • Denman James AYTON (1850-1929) m. 1876 Louise GOSPER, died Boggabri, NSW 
  • Thomas Herbert AYTON (information supplied by Carol Drayson, ACT) - now was he an emigrant or a descendant of one?
    • m. Margaret Mary FERGUSON
    • Herbert William AYTON (1864-1924)
      • m. Sarah SLATTERY
      • Herbert William AYTON (1886-1952)
        • m. Florence Amy May GRANT 
        • Alfreda “Freda” Ella Florence AYTON (1907-1998)
          • m. Ernest QUINLAN
          • Bruce Ernest QUINLAN (1929-1992)
          • Barbara May QUINLAN (1932-1994)
          • Shirley Fay QUINLAN (1934-)
        • Herbert Fraser “Grant” AYTON (1909-1980)
          • m. Elaine DRAYSON
          • 2 living
        • Ronald Zions Ferguson AYTON (1916-1994)
          • m. Annie “Nancy” WICKENDEN
          • 2 living
      • Norman Percival AYTON (1888-1946)
        • m. Maude JOHNSON
        • Patrick AYTON (1925-)
      • Frederick Leslie AYTON (1893-1949)
      • Florence May AYTON (1901-1999)
      • Frederick William AYTON (1907-1942)
        • m. Annie Pauline FINNIE
        • Beryl Pauline AYTON (1932-)
        • William Robert AYTON (1936-)
  • Other Aytons who came to Tasmania in the early 1800’s were
    • Richard “George” AYTON (1823-1886), a convict from London who settled in Longford becoming a brewer and farmer.
      • convicted with another man Richard Sullivan, for stealing a pocket handkerchief at Temple Bar and transported on the “Surrey” in 1842.
      • m. Margaret LOWE in 1851 - see Lowe family for his descendents
    • William Pooley AYTON (1831-1885) b. London, lived at Hobart and died at his residence in Campbell St, Hobart, aged 54yrs, 9. 10.1885.  See here; Presumably moved to Launceston in c1875 where his wife had 2 more children.
      • a James Ayton married a Rachel Pooley in England c1836 so may be a connection - see here
      • m. Susan Anne CONNOR (c1840-) in 1860 in Hobart
      • Florence Rose AYTON b. 1860/1861 in Franklin, Tas. - but seems erroneously documented as Massachusetts see here
        • m. Thomas Chute ELLIS in 1893 in Tas. see here
      • Amy Estelle AYTON (1863-) b. Hobart. see here
      • Alfred James AYTON (1861-)
      • Lillian Jessie AYTON (1869-)
        • m. Richard Charles FIELD in 1892 in Hobart. see here
      • Emily Frances Rebecca AYTON (1870-1886) see here
      • Beatrice Isabel AYTON (1872-) see here
      • Myra Beverley AYTON (1874-) b. Hobart; see here
      • Minna Gertrude AYTON (1876-) b. Launceston
      • Raymond John AYTON (1881-) b. Launceston, lived in Westbury.
        • m. Annie Campbell UNKNOWN
        • John Loftus AYTON b. 2/10/1912 at Evandale, d. 2/9/1973, Melbourne NOK G AYTON see WWII service here
          • m. Barbara Annie BURBURY, 28/7/1953 in Evandale
          • Geoffrey Lewis AYTON
            • m. Rosemary Jane BLENKHORN nee PERKINS
            • William Edward Campbell AYTON
        • Lt Geoffrey Campbell AYTON (1915c-1945) died in WWII in New Guinea from wounds, see here and here
    • William AYTON, single, was transported to NSW in 1836 on the Bengal Merchant – 7yr sentence for picking pockets. – a further sentence at Maitland – life.  see here for account of his convictions.
    • William AYTON conducted a business, with varying success in the Huon area – west of Hobart.
    • Robert Melrose / Melsom AYTON came to Tasmania as a private in the Royal Staff Corps.  In 1830 he was Overseer of Launceston Medical Dept. but in Nov. 1835 was executed - see here
    • Robert AYTON (c1794-)
      • convicted of stealing wheat from William Hardy's farm in Wymondham, Norfolk and sentenced to 14yrs transportation in 1834 - see Norfolk Mercury, March 8th, 1834, P3 C3.
      • conviction record shows:
        • wife Elizabeth of native place Benwell, one child 6months old, 3 other children?
        • transported on the Bandaster ship to Tasmania in 1835
    • Peter AYTON (1782-1849)
      • from Wayn index cards, Archives Office of Tasmania:
      • was Chief District constable of New Town 1824/1826 & ? Keeper of government garden. 
      • newspaper article relating his capture of bushrangers on Monday 17th April 1826
      • Pound Keeper of New Town 1927
      • 1828 he sent to the Governor a memorial for a grant of land for capturing bushrangers.  
      • 1839 was resident near O'Brien's Bridge?
      • Anne AYTON (1791-1855) d. Hobart. Wife of Peter AYTON. see here,  death notices: here and here - resided in New Town
      • presumably he had a daughter Hannah who took over his publican licence for the Waggon and Horses, New Town in 1849 on his death - see here
    • Rebecca AYTON (1789-1871) b. England, d. Hobart see here 
    • John AYTON who was born c1826 in Islington, London, operated a prosperous furniture warehouse, d. 8/11/1894 at O'Brien's Bridge (now called Glenorchy), Tasmania. - see here
      • m. Eliza Ann REDFORD, m. 9.7.1859
      • marriage notice in Launceston Examiner 14/7/1859:
        • AYTON, John, Mr, e/sn of Mr John Ayton of Saxmundham, Suffolk, Eng, & e/nephew of the lt Garnham BLAXALL Esq, formerly merchant of Sydney, NSW to Eliza Ann, e/dt of William REDFORD, Esq, of Mayfield House, New Town, Hobart, Tas, on 9th July by S/L at Chalmers Free Church, by Rev W NICHOLSON
      • presumably he is the John Ayton living in Liverpool St, Hobart in 1867 - see here
      • could he be related to Peter as he died in O'Brien's Bridge where Peter and Ann lived?
    • Richard AYTON (1801-) m. Julia MAHAR in 1861 in Hobart. see here 
      • could he be the Richard referred to in this “Rendezvous” theatre piece in 1835? - here
    • Mary (c1827-1854) wife of Edward Ayton, living in Canning St, Launceston - Launceston Examiner 7/9/1854 death notice
      • at Carpenter's Arms, Charles St, found dead in her house. PM brain & lungs much congested - produced by habitual intemperance.
    • Howard Douglas AYTON, Ensign in 15th Infantry Regt, suicided 10/6/1856 by cutting his throat at quarters of regt.
  • Thomas McDonald AYTON b. c1889 Paisley, Scotland enlisted in Aust. service in Melbourne in 1915 see here. Father James AYTON in Paisley Scotland.
  • James Ferguson AYTON b. c.1893 Paisley, Scotland enlisted in Aust. service in Melbourne in 1915 see here. Father James AYTON in 16 Barcly St, Paisley Scotland.
  • AYTON George Albert born 13 June 1938; Joan Maureen (nee Royal) born 7 April 1939; Susan Joan born 25 April 1957; Wendy Ann born 18 October 1958; Alan George born 29 January 1961; Barry born 24 August 1965; traveled per aircraft departing UK on 13 March 1967 under the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme see here

Miscellaneous web references to Aytons in Australia:

  • ThHist y1985 v1 October p73 - review - The Alchemist of the Golden Dawn: The Letters of WA Ayton to FC Gardner 1886-1905 ed by Ellic Howe – Jean Overton Fuller
  • NB. this site seemingly erroneously indicates Thomas' parents as being Thomas (1788-) and not John and Ann, and further they do not have his son Robert as marrying Harriett RUDD.
  • this photo of a Launceston nurse E. Ayton who worked between 1889-1892 could perhaps have been Emma Caroline AYTON (1864-) or Evelyn Mary AYTON (1870-), or one of the E. Ayton descendants of Richard “George” AYTON.

Sources:

  • much of the above information and family tree has been discovered by the hard work of my mother over the past 16 years or so which included visits to Tasmania and England searching through historical records.
  • Charlotte MITCHELL, grand daughter of Hon. Peter Ayton LESLIE - many thanks to her for supplying further information and the photos of Edward Henry AYTON
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