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William DENNIS (1830-)

introduction

a number of families including BEAN, DENNIS, and Ayton surname and clans were recruited from central and NW Norfolk and adjacent Suffolk (mainly Eriswell) by the Launceston Immigration Aid Society and emigrated to the Launceston region of Tasmania in 1855-1862.

They were part of an immigration scheme to bring honorable settlers to Tasmania as part of an anti-transportation movement.

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Henry BEAN (1835-1903) Maria DENNIS (1842-1917) wearing widow's weeds headgear

Maria DENNIS (1842-1917), my great, grandmother, was born at Eriswell, Suffolk, England on 22nd January, 1842 to James DENNIS (1813-1888) and Frances SPINKS (1812-1868) who had married on 18th Nov. 1832 in Eriswell, Suffolk. James DENNIS was born at Eriswell, Suffolk and was buried at Longford, Tasmania. Frances SPINKS was born at Hillborough, Norfolk, England and is buried at Longford, Tasmania. Maria emigrated with her parents and 4 brothers on the “Trade Wind” to Hobart on 22 Feb 1858. After Frances' death in 1868, James married Elizabeth Saville Holloway on 01 Sept 1869 at Longford Tasmania.

Presumably James and his wife Frances were enticed to emigrate to Tasmania by his nephew William who had emigrated their with his family in 1855 on the Whirlwind.

Interestingly, John Dennis (c.1820 - 1868) later chose to emigrate to South Africa with his wife and children in 1862 instead of Australia,

Descendants of Francis DENNIS of Mildenhall (-1711)

Francis DENNIS (-1711) buried 22 Feb 1711 Mildenhall, Suffolk, England 1)

  • m. Mary unknown
  • Thomas DENNIS b. abt 1684 in Mildenhall
  • Mary DENNIS b: Abt 1688 in Mildenhall
  • Rebecca DENNIS b: Abt 1689 in Mildenhall
  • Francis DENNIS b: Abt 1692 in Mildenhall
  • Alice DENNIS b: Abt 1694 in Mildenhall
  • Samuel DENNIS b: Abt 1696 in Mildenhall
  • Anne DENNIS b: Abt 1698 in Mildenhall
  • Richard DENNIS b: Abt 1701 in Mildenhall c: 7 Sep 1701 in Mildenhall; worked as a woolcomber
    • m. Sarah HOWLETT on 8 Oct 1722 in Mildenhall
    • Richard DENNIS b: Abt 1723 in Mildenhall
    • Nathaniel DENNIS b: Abt 1725 in Mildenhall
    • Sarah DENNIS b: Abt 1729 in Mildenhall
    • Nathaniel DENNIS b: Abt 1731 in Mildenhall c: 17 Sep 1731 in Mildenhall
      • m. Elizabeth TURNER on 26 Aug 1765 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
      • Turner DENNIS b: Abt 1767 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
      • William DENNIS b: Abt 1770 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
      • Richard DENNIS b: Abt 1772 in Mildenhall buried 5 Dec 1850 Eriswell, Suffolk, England; agricultural labourer, lived at Chantry Cottage next to the Rectory in Eriswell
        • m. Elizabeth PRESLAND (b: Abt 1768 in Suffolk, England) on 13 Oct 1794 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
        • my great, great, great grandfather
        • see descendants below
      • George DENNIS b: Abt 1775 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
      • Martha DENNIS b: Abt 1778 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
      • Lucy DENNIS b: Abt 1780 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
      • Charlotte DENNIS b: Abt 1783 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
      • James DENNIS b: Abt 1787 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
    • Thomas DENNIS b: Abt 1734 in Mildenhall
    • Matthew DENNIS b: Abt 1737 in Mildenhall
  • Jane DENNIS b: Abt 1703 in Mildenhall
  • Margaret DENNIS b: Abt 1704 in Mildenhall

descendants of Richard Dennis (c1772-1850)

William DENNIS

  • b: 1797 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • m. Phoebe
  • John Dennis (c.1820 - 1868)
    • John arrived in South Africa in June 1862 on the ship Adelaide. He was a farm labourer bound for Grahamstown, age 42 accompanied by wife Caroline 40, William 17,Emma 15, Mary 12 and 4 children under the age of 12 2)
    • m. Caroline
    • William Dennis (c1844-)
      • Harold Noel Dennis
    • Emma Dennis
    • Mary Dennis
    • Frank Dennis
    • Anne Dennis
    • Martha Dennis
    • Phoebe Dennis
  • James Dennis (1820 - d.)
  • Mary Anne Dennis (1822 - d.)
  • Hannah Dennis (1824 - d.)
  • Anne Dennis (1828 - d.)
  • Martha Dennis (1832 - d.)

John DENNIS

  • b: Abt 1798 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • m. Ann HARDING b: Abt 1799 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England on 9 Sep 1821 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • William DENNIS (c1822-)
  • George DENNIS (c1824-)
  • Marianne DENNIS (c1829-)
  • Elizabeth DENNIS (c1830-)
  • Michele DENNIS (c1835-)

Mary Ann DENNIS

  • b: Abt 1800 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England

Martha DENNIS

  • b: Abt 1802 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England c: 29 May 1803 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • m. William TAYLOR b: Abt 1798 in Cambridgeshire, England on 5 Sep 1821 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • James TAYLOR (c1830-)
  • Susan TAYLOR (c1834-)
  • Dennis TAYLOR (c1841-)
  • Elizabeth TAYLOR (1848-)

George DENNIS

  • b: Abt 1805 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England c: 4 Aug 1805 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • worked as labourer on Rake Heath farm and lived in a cottage on that farm with his family
  • m. Melinda SHINN (b: Abt 1808 in Mildenhall) on 22 Feb 1829 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
    • when George died, Melinda and her 4 children aged under 10 years moved into Eriswell village in 9 Victoria Row (in 1871 census)
  • Mary DENNIS b: Abt 1829 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • William DENNIS b: 15 Sep 1830 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England c: 24 Oct 1830 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England, buried 15 Dec 1910 in Perth, Tasmania, Australia
    • m. Sophia PEACHEY (b: Abt 1833 in Lakenheath, Suffolk, England) on 22 Sep 1851 in Mildenhall
    • Sophia DENNIS (1854-1855) b: 1854 in Suffolk, England, died in the latter part of the voyage to Australia in Feb 1855 of “marasmus”
    • Joseph DENNIS (1854-1854) died aged 4 months of “pthisis” (?pneumonia) on the Whirlwind in Dec 1854 after it's passengers were afflicted with contagion on its 1st attempt of departure from England (35 of the 335 passengers would die on this voyage)
    • emigrated to Tasmania, Australia on the Whirlwind departing Plymouth 4 Jan 1855 and arriving Launceston 2 April 1855, this was the 1st attempt by the Launceston Immigration Aid Society to bring immigrants to Launceston from England
    • William Snr appears to have worked for William Gibson, a devout Baptist and the owner of Native Point, whose father had named Perth on the South Esk River after his place of birth in Scotland
    • William Snr became a Methodist preacher
    • William DENNIS b: 5 May 1856 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
      • m. Isabella GRAINGER (1859-) in 1882 in Morven TAS
      • 12 children born in Longford (Rootsweb))
    • Isaac DENNIS b: 1 Nov 1857 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
      • m. Elizabeth Hannah POLLY (b: in Longford TAS) in 1881 in Longford TAS
      • Marila Lillia DENNIS b: 1898 in Longford TAS
    • George DENNIS b: 8 Sep 1859 in Tasmania, Australia
      • m. Annie Maria BURROWS (b: 13 Jan 1859 in Australia) on 9 May 1882 in Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia
      • Thelma Beryl DENNIS (1882-)
      • Ada Alice DENNIS (1883-)
      • Melinda Isabel DENNIS (1884-)
      • Roderick George DENNIS (1886-)
      • Millicent Sophia DENNIS (1887-)
      • Maurice Oscar DENNIS (1889-)
      • Lorna Marian Amelia DENNIS (1891-)
      • Claude Ernest DENNIS (1893-)
        • m. Lillis Louise BAKER (b: 1892 in Campbell Town, whose grandfather's sister-in-law was Maria DENNIS) in 1913
        • Merle DENNIS
        • Nita Elvina DENNIS
        • Connie Martha DENNIS
        • Algy Kenneth DENNIS
        • Poppy Jeanette DENNIS
        • Leslie DENNIS
        • Alison DENNIS
        • m. Eliza Estelle SAUNDERS (1900-)
        • 5 children
        • m. Ethel
        • 1 child
      • Arthur Reginald DENNIS (1895-)
      • Bernard William DENNIS (1896-)
      • Vernon William DENNIS b: 1897 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
      • Thelma Beryl DENNIS b: 28 Sep 1901 in Perth, Tasmania, Australia
    • Sarah Sophia DENNIS b: 1 Aug 1861 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
    • John DENNIS b: 15 Jan 1864 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
      • m. Charlotte Gustus Bennett in 1884 in Tasmania
      • 11 children 3)
    • Martha Melinda DENNIS b: 21 Dec 1865 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
    • Richard Henry DENNIS b: 16 Sep 1868 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
    • Joseph DENNIS b: 19 Apr 1870 in Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia
    • Eliza Amelia DENNIS b: 12 May 1872 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
    • David DENNIS b: 18 May 1874 in Tasmania, Australia
  • Isaac DENNIS b: Abt 1832 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • James DENNIS b: Abt 1835 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • George DENNIS b: Abt 1838 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • Eliza DENNIS b: Abt 1841 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • Henry DENNIS b: Abt 1843 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • John DENNIS b: Abt 1846 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • Sarah DENNIS b: Abt 1848 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • Robert DENNIS b: Abt 1850 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England

Jemima DENNIS

  • b: Abt 1809 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England c: 15 Oct 1809 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • m. William OLBY b: Abt 1803 in Brandon, Suffolk, England on 12 Jan 1830 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • Eliza Ann OLBY (1832-)
  • William OLBY (c1834-) b. Brandon, Suffolk
    • m. Susannah UNKNOWN b: Abt 1836 in Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk, England
  • Elizabeth OLBY (c1838-)
  • Mary OLBY (c1839-)

James DENNIS

  • my great, great, grandfather
  • b. 6 Oct 1811 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England c. 3 Nov 1811 Eriswell, Suffolk, England, buried 7 Dec 1888 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia 4)
  • m. Frances SPINKS (b: 1808 in Hilborough, Norfolk, England) on 18 Nov 1832 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
  • emigrated to Tasmania with their 5 children on the Trade Wind in 1858
  • lived in a house in Clarence St, Perth, Tasmania and their religion was given as Church of England
  • Charles DENNIS (1836-)5)
    • m. Elizabeth TAYLOR (b: in Suffolk, England) on 12 Oct 1859 in Tasmania, Australia
    • Eliza Ann DENNIS b: 29 Aug 1860 in Campbell Town, Tasmania
      • m. Robert PEACHEY b: 2 Feb 1860 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
    • James DENNIS b: 5 Mar 1862 in Morven, Tasmania,
    • James DENNIS b: 9 Nov 1863 in Longford, Tasmania
      • m. Isabel CLARKE b: 16 Oct 1870 in Tasmania, Australia
    • Elizabeth DENNIS b: 16 Feb 1866 in Morven, Tasmania
      • m. Arthur Saunders RUNDLE b: 8 Feb 1868 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
    • George DENNIS b: 3 Jul 1867 in Morven, Tasmania
      • m. Edith Marian STOWARD b: Abt 1871 in 1892
    • Charles DENNIS b: 1868 in Tasmania
    • Thomas William DENNIS b: 6 Apr 1869 in Longford, Tasmania
      • m. Maud Sarah ROBINSON
    • Mary DENNIS b: 6 Nov 1871 in Longford, Tasmania
    • Ellen DENNIS b: 18 Jan 1873 in Longford, Tasmania
      • m. Robert John MCAULEY b: 1866
    • Arthur Walter DENNIS b: 27 Jan 1877 in Longford, Tasmania
      • m. Florrie Alberta HALLAM in 1908
    • m. Margaret BUCHANAN b: 1846 in 1894 in Longford
  • Eliza DENNIS (1838-)
  • Thomas DENNIS (1840-)
  • Maria DENNIS (1842-1917)
    • m. Henry BEAN (1834-1903) my great grandfather
  • Alfred Benjamin DENNIS (1845-)
  • Benjamin Alfred DENNIS (1849-)

William DENNIS

  • b: Abt 1815 in Eriswell, Suffolk, England
genealogy/dennis.txt · Last modified: 2012/12/21 13:03 by gary1