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Descendants of Sir Robert Molesworth (1806-1890)

introduction

  • I have included the Molesworth family as William Farnham MOLESWORTH (1873-1923) married Ellen SMITH (1887-1965), a grand-daughter of one of my ancestors, Jennyfer Ann "Jane" BRABYN (c1794-1871)
  • note that the strange numbers I have included below correspond to the family numbers in the gedcom file which I have manually transposed into wiki format as there is no gedcom to dokuwiki converter available (although one day I might create one).

Sir Robert Molesworth (1806-1890)

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  • born in Dublin, Ireland in 1806
  • Called to Irish Bar in 1828
  • was one of the many Irish lawyers who came to Australia during the “gold fever.” He was a native of Dublin and an alumnus of Trinity College. For twenty years he had practised in Ireland, where he published a law book which attracted much attention. Molesworth, who continued on the Victorian Bench till his eightieth year, was a great Equity lawyer and may be said to have formed Australian mining law. For a brief period he acted as Chief justice. His son Hickman, brought from Dublin as a child, was also a capable Victorian judge for over twenty years.
  • Irishmen have not been as prominent on the Bench in the mother colony (New South Wales) as they were in Victoria.
  • married Elizabeth Henrietta JOHNSON (1821-1879) of Limerick in 1840
  • immigrated to Australia in 1852
  • Called to Victorian Bar in 1853
  • Solicitor General of Victoria in 1854
  • Knight Judge of the Supreme Court, Melbourne Victoria in 1856
  • 2nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Petitioned for divorce in 1874
  • died in Auburn, Victoria in 1890

descendants of Sir Robert Molesworth

Judge Hickman MOLESWORTH (1842-1907)

  • Judge of the insolvency court Victoria Australia
  • was the preferred defence Attorney for Ned Kelly, the Victorian bush ranger, and much effort was made to gain his services by the Kelly family. While at the same time the police and Government went to great lengths to prevent Hickman from defending him.
  • m. 2 Emily Eliza RUTLEDGE (c1843-1881) of Warnambool in 1868
    • Robert Arthur MOLESWORTH (1870-1917)
      • m. 4 Margaret BARDEN
    • William Farnham MOLESWORTH (1873-1923) of Warrnambool
      • m. 5 Ellen "Nellie" SMITH (1887-1965) of Nirranda, Vic
      • Harold William MOLESWORTH (1911-1980)
        • m. 44 Irene Mary RUSSELL (1911-2010)
        • Russell Hickman MOLESWORTH (1935-)
        • Lee Harold MOLESWORTH (1948-)
      • Farnham MOLESWORTH (1915-) of Warrnambool
        • m. 42 Eleanor BOYALL
        • William Farnham MOLESWORTH (1934-)
        • Edwin Ronald “Ted” MOLESWORTH (1939-2002)
        • Enid Kaye MOLESWORTH (1945-)
        • Graham MOLESWORTH
        • Janice Margaret MOLESWORTH (1955-)
      • Edwin MOLESWORTH (1918-1987) of Warrnambool
        • m. 7 Evelyn May MILLER (1925-2011)?
          • Phillip John MOLESWORTH (1945-) of Footscray
            • m. 8 Susan Lorraine BROOK (1946-)
          • Kevin James MOLESWORTH (1950-) of Footscray
        • m. 38 Nell GRENFELL
        • m. 39 Mable BENSON
      • Edna May “Babs” MOLESWORTH (1918-1982) of Warrnambool
        • m. 36 Robert Bruce BETHELL
      • Donald Hickman MOLESWORTH (1923-1989) of Warrnambool
        • m. 9 Evelyn May MILLER (1925-2011)?
        • Dianne Joy MOLESWORTH (1960-)?
          • m. 10 John Bowen THOMAS (1958-)
    • Enid Josephine MOLESWORTH (1869-1953) of Hawthorn, Vic
    • Emily Maud MOLESWORTH (1871-1957)
  • m. 3 Alice Henrietta PECK (-1927) of Sale in 1882
    • Margaret Alice Elaine MOLESWORTH (1883-)
      • m. 13 Major General William George WALKER (1863-1936) V.C. , C.B. Late Indian Army
      • George Anthony Gilbert WALKER (1909-1941) Prisoner of war in Malaya
        • m. 26 Kathleen Patricia GRANT
      • Lynette Alice Estree WALKER (1916-) of London
    • Lynette Emily Ffloyd MOLESWORTH (1886-1949)
      • m. 14 John Lee MATHESON of London
    • Dr Hickman Walter Lancelot MOLESWORTH (1892-1968)
      • m. 15 Caryl Margaret HOARE (1908-2008)
      • Bridget Margaret MOLESWORTH (1931-)
        • m. 69 John Omerod HEYWORTH
      • Robert Stanley Hickman MOLESWORTH (1934-)
        • m. 74 Ann GIBSON
      • Richard Baxter MOLESWORTH (1939-)
        • m. 75 Anne Kathleen Duncan PEXTON
    • Enone Florence Mary MOLESWORTH (1888-1977)
      • m. 16 Captain Francis Buchanan LEFROY (c1893-1913)
      • m. 17 Geoffrey H. PALMER

Robert Arthur MOLESWORTH (1843-1920)

  • m. 18 Flora Macdonald MATHESON (<1863-1911)
  • John Matheson MOLESWORTH (1878-1942)
    • m. 19 Elizabeth Flora Frances Hill JAMES (<1891-1952)
    • Richard William Edwin MOLESWORTH (1908-)
    • Squadron Leader John Robert Nassau MOLESWORTH (1910-2006)
      • m. 27 Sheila Morrell ARYMTAGE (-1994) of Coleraine; Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil)
      • Robert John Armytage MOLESWORTH (1941-2008) Shire President of Ballan
      • John Dennis Peter MOLESWORTH (1944-)
      • Morrell Frances Armytage MOLESWORTH (1945-)
      • Jackalyn Armytage MOLESWORTH (1949-)
    • John Bysse MOLESWORTH (1912-1977)
    • Edwin Noel Waulter MOLESWORTH (1916-1995)
      • m. 28 Alison Mary DALRYMPLE
    • Flora Roma Maroa MOLESWORTH (1907-1986)
    • Mary Margaret Hill MOLESWORTH (1922-1981)
  • Robert Hickman MOLESWORTH (1879-<1980)
  • William Edwin MOLESWORTH (1884-1907)
  • unnamed (1881-1881)
  • Sailed from Melbourne, Australia to London, England with his wife on the Massilia. Departing Melbourne on 30 January 1892

Elizabeth Josephine MOLESWORTH (1846-1908)

  • m. 22 George Edmeades TOLHURST (<1846-1921)
  • Robert Molesworth TOLHURST (1869-1935)
    • m. 23 Kathrine Sophia NELSON of NZ
    • Nelson TOLHURST (1911-1922)
    • Josephine Molesworth TOLHURST (1913-)
  • George Gerold TOLHURST (1871-<1981)
    • m. 29 Marjory Mary NEAVE (<1881-<1991)
    • George Molesworth TOLHURST (1897-)
    • Robert Erskine TOLHURST (1901-) of Palmerstone Nth
      • m. 30 Joan HENDERSON
    • m. 31 Noeline Mace CRUICKSHANK
    • William Gerald TOLHURST (1931-)
    • Anne Mary Noeline TOLHURST
  • Arthur Molesworth TOLHURST (1878-1894)
  • St-John Alexander Molesworth TOLHURST (1881-1985) of Wellington, NZ
    • m. 32 Margaret Hope F. BARTLETT
    • Michael TOLHURST
    • Joyce Beatrice TOLHURST
  • Beatrice Mary TOLHURST (1874-1984)
    • m. 24 Thomas YOUNG (<1880-<1990) Barrister and Solicitor in Wellington, NZ
    • Alexander Tolhurst YOUNG (1899-)
    • 2 other sons
  • Flora Lucy TOLHURST
    • m. 25 Thomas YOUNG (<1880-<1990) Barrister and Solicitor in Wellington, NZ
    • David YOUNG (1915-)
    • William YOUNG (1918-)

Mary Jane Sophia MOLESWORTH (1854-1855)

Wilhelmena Jane MOLESWORTH (c1844-c1844

Richard Johnstone MOLESWORTH (<1861 died as infant)

Henry MOLESWORTH (<1861 died as infant)

George Gerald MOLESWORTH (1851-1853)

  • died in Adelaide

photos

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Judge Hickman

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Judge Hickman

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Judge Hickman's wife, Emily Rutledge

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William Farnham 1901

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William Farnham graduation

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William Farnham in uniform

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William Farnham's sisters Enid and Maud

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Bert Farnham, Enid & Maud

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William Farnham's wife, Ellen Molesworth nee SMITH

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Edna Bidmade

NB. Ellen Smith's sister, Eva, married William Henry BIDMADE who I presume is related to Edna Bidmade.

sources

  • many thanks to Phil Molesworth for supplying genealogy data (which I have abbreviated above) and photos
genealogy/molesworth.txt · Last modified: 2012/05/27 00:38 by gary1