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John Litchfield of Bourn, Cambridgeshire

introduction

  • John LITCHFIELD (c1811-1883), an illegitimate son of Frances LITCHFIELD, was born in Elsworth/ Bourn, Cambridgeshire
  • he became a shepherd and migrated to Australia in 1854 with his second wife and 4 children, leaving his step-father (William ELLWOOD) and step-siblings back in England
  • John and his migrated family lived in Mt Moriac, near Geelong for a few years before they moved to Witchipool near Donald, Vic in 1875 and later a town was named after the family name
  • it seems that perhaps on this decision to move to Donald, one of John's children, William Brill nee James Ebenezer Litchfield (one of my ancestors) seems to have had a falling out with his family as he and his wife (whom he had married in 1866) moved to NSW and they both changed their names and never made further contact with the Litchfield family thereafter.

family tree

Edward LITCHFIELD (c1695-) 1)

  • m. Sarah BEALE in Duxford St John in 1719
  • Edward LITCHFIELD (1722-) of Shepreth
    • m. Mary TRAVERS in c1748
    • Edward LITCHFIELD (1747) of Wendy Cum Shingay, Cambs
    • Edward LITCHFIELD (1749-) of Abingdon Pigotts, Cambridge Eng
    • John LITCHFIELD (1750-1811) of Abingdon Pigotts, Cambridge Eng
      • m. Sarah FANN (1751-) in 1776 in Bourn
      • James LITCHFIELD (1777-1863) of Bourn, Cambridgeshire, d. Bourn
        • m. Sarah YELLING (1787-) in 1807 in Bourn
        • John LITCHFIELD (1808-1891) b & d in Bourn
          • m. Susan STAR (1804-) in 1828
          • Sarah LITCHFIELD (1828-)
          • Mary LITCHFIELD (1831-)
          • James LITCHFIELD (1833-)
          • Jane LITCHFIELD (1835-)
          • Susan LITCHFIELD (1838-)
          • John LITCHFIELD (1841-)
          • Sarah Ann LITCHFIELD (1843-)
          • Thomas LITCHFIELD (1845-)
          • John LITCHFIELD (1848-)
        • Mary LITCHFIELD (1810-)
        • James LITCHFIELD (1812-)
          • m. Sarah LEADER (1818-) in 1858 in Bourn
          • James LITCHFIELD (1860-) of Bourn
        • m. Jemima CLARK (1787-) in 1831 in Bourn
      • Mary LITCHFIELD (1779-) of Bourn, Cambridgeshire
      • William LITCHFIELD (1782-) of Bourn, Cambridgeshire
      • Edward LITCHFIELD (1785-1861) of Bourn, Cambridgeshire
        • m. Tabitha PETTIT (1791-) of Madingley, m. in 1809
        • 7 children born in Madingley
        • m. Ellen PAPWORTH (1790-)
        • 2 children born in Madingley
      • John LITCHFIELD (1787-1861) of Bourn, Cambridgeshire. d. in Madingley
        • m. Alice
        • 5 children born in Madingley
        • m. Ann CORNWELL (1808-) in 1831 in Madingley
        • 8 children born in Madingley
      • Frances LITCHFIELD (1790-1837) of Bourn, Cambridgeshire
        • John LITCHFIELD (c1811-1883) Elsworth/ Bourn, Cambridgeshire (illegitimate son)
          • a shepherd
          • John migrated to Australia in 1854 on the America with second wife, Ann Skeels and four children (Joseph, Elizabeth, James, and infant Bob born on board) & settled in Geelong district, Vic before moving to Donald where he became a gifted craftsman. Died of cancer 18/1/1883 & was buried in Donald Cemetery with his 2nd wife and some of his children
          • m. Caroline Elizabeth PEDLEY (1816-1851) in Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England on 03 NOV 1836
          • Joseph LITCHFIELD (1838-1935) of Bourn, d. in Moonee Ponds, Vic where he had retired to live near his daughter, Laura Amy
            • worked as a shepherd boy in Barwon Heads
            • moved to Witchipool, near Donald in 1875 where, for 45 years he was a wheat and sheep farmer, and when the railway was built, the township was officially renamed Litchfield in his honour. He was the postmaster and weighbridge keeper for many years. He was a leading Methodist.
            • m. Matilda WALTER (1844-) in “Waterlands” Mount Moriac in 1862
            • Elizabeth Ann LITCHFIELD (1863-) of Mt Moriac, Geelong, Vic
            • Herbert Ernest LITCHFIELD (1864-) of Mt Moriac, Geelong, Vic
              • m. Julia LE PAGE (1867-) in Beinnga, Vic, 1893
              • Laura May LITCHFIELD (1894-1998) of Carron
                • m. Robert SUMMERS
                • 2 children
              • Ella Alice LITCHFIELD (1896-) of Donald, Vic
                • m. John GREENWOOD (1894-) of Waubra; m. in 1920
                • 3 children incl. John Geoffrey GREENWOOD (1926-)
              • Herbert Joseph LITCHFIELD (1897-)
              • Albert David LITCHFIELD (1899-) of Donald, Vic
                • m. Enid Kathleen SCULLY (1899-) of Horsham West
                • 3 children including:
                • Edgar LITCHFIELD (1929-2011)
                  • m. JONES
                  • 2 children
                  • m. PLOUGHMAN
              • Edgar Ernest LITCHFIELD (1901-) of Donald, Vic
            • Caroline Matilda LITCHFIELD (1866-) of Mt Moriac, Geelong, Vic
            • Clara Edith LITCHFIELD (1870-1963) of Mt Moriac, Geelong, Vic
              • m. Henry Esau GROVES (1870-)
              • Elsie Irene GROVES b: 1895
              • Edith Lilian GROVES b: 1897
              • Edgar Joseph Henry GROVES b: 1898
                • m. Ethel WILSON
                • 4 children
            • Edgar Joseph LITCHFIELD (1871-) of Mt Moriac, Geelong, Vic
            • Charles Henry LITCHFIELD (1872-) of Mt Moriac, Geelong, Vic
            • Eva Allin LITCHFIELD (1874-) of Mt Moriac, Geelong, Vic
            • Florence Ethel LITCHFIELD (1875-1944) of Donald, Vic
              • m. Francis Robert MCKENZIE b: 1870
              • Robert Alfred MCKENZIE b: 1899
              • Jessie Florence MCKENZIE b: 1901
            • Alfred John LITCHFIELD (1879-)
            • Laura Amy LITCHFIELD (1885-) of Donald, Vic
              • m. Louis Theophilus EMONSON (1885-) in 1918 in Litchfield, Vic
              • 1 child
          • Elizabeth LITCHFIELD (1842-1908) d. in Warburton, Vic.
            • m. John Herbert PETERS (1837-) in 1863
            • Herbert Albert PETERS (1867-) of Malvern
            • Henry Arthur PETERS (1869-1944) of Dandenong
              • m. Mary Ann DENNIS b: 1876
              • Mary Elizabeth PETERS b: 1904
              • Constance Annie PETERS b: 1905
              • Herbert John PETERS b: 1907
              • Living PETERS
              • Doris Jane PETERS b: 1912
            • John Letchfuld PETERS (1871-)
            • Elizabeth PETERS (1872-) of Dandenong
            • Caroline PETERS (1875-1913) of Dandenong
              • m. John NICHOLLS
              • Florence Elizabeth NICHOLLS b: 1908
              • Living NICHOLLS
              • Leslie John NICHOLLS b: 1912
            • William PETERS (1883-1949) of Scoresby
              • m. Edith Jane HERD b: 1890
              • 2 children
          • William BRILL nee James Ebenezer Litchfield (1844-)
          • m. Ann SKEELS (1832-) in 1853 in Colne, Huntingdonshire, England
          • William “Bob?” LITCHFIELD (1854-) of Lincolnshire, England
          • Eliza Ann LITCHFIELD (1862-) of Chil., Victoria
          • John LITCHFIELD (1856-) of Duneed, Victoria, Australia
          • John LITCHFIELD (1858-1939) of Gnarwarre, Victoria, Australia, died in Ballarat
            • m. Ellen Clementine POPE (1861-) of Horsham, in 1885
            • Violet Ann LITCHFIELD (1887-1935) of Narraport, Victoria
              • m. Hugh William CAMPBELL (1885-) of Napoleons Vic
              • Betsy Jane CAMPBELL b: 27 May 1915 in Ballarat, Vic., Aus
            • Lucy Alice LITCHFIELD (1888-) of Narraport, Victoria
            • Ellen Clementine LITCHFIELD (1890-1963) of Wirrimbirchip, Victoria
              • m. Edwin Harold RENNEY (1883-) of Massey Vic in 1913 in Ballarat
              • Ursula Ellen Ann RENNEY (1914-1998) of Ballarat
                • m. Arthur George COLBOURN (1914-) of Ballarat, Vic., Aus
                • 5 children
            • m. Bertha Johanna Elizabeth BONN (1869-) of London in 1893
          • Lucy LITCHFIELD (1860-) of Modewarre, Victoria, Australia
          • Herbert Ernest LITCHFIELD (1871-1952) of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. d. in Albury, NSW2)
            • m. Mary Ann RENNEY (1877-) of Donald, Victoria, m. in 1896 in Donald
            • 12 children including:
            • William John LITCHFIELD (1898-) of Watchem, Vic
            • Lillian I LITCHFIELD (1913-)
            • James R LITCHFIELD
            • m. Emma Susanna RENNEY (1885-) of Donald; m. in 1914 in Narrandera, NSW
        • m. William ELLWOOD3) (c1794-1882) of Hardwick, Camb.
        • William ELLWOOD (1816-)
        • Robert ELLWOOD (1819-1903)
          • m. Eliza LARGE
          • 9 children including Hephzibah ELLWOOD (1857-)
        • James ELLWOOD (1824-) of Boxworth Cam Eng
          • m. Mary (1828-)
          • Henry ELLWOOD (1844-) of Boxworth Cam Eng
        • Eliza ELLWOOD (1825-)
          • m. William SMITH in 1844
          • 9 children born in Boxworth Cam Eng
        • Sarah ELLWOOD (1829-1899)
          • m. UNKN
          • 4 children born in Boxworth Cam Eng
    • Sarah LITCHFIELD (1751-) of Abingdon Pigotts, Cambridge Eng
    • James LITCHFIELD (1756-) of Abingdon Pigotts, Cambridge Eng
  • Beal LITCHFIELD (1724-)
  • John LITCHFIELD (c1725-)
  • Rose LITCHFIELD (c1726-)
  • Sarah LITCHFIELD (1730-)
  • Jane LITCHFIELD (c1731-)
genealogy/litchfield.txt · Last modified: 2014/07/02 11:51 by gary1