George Ernest Caswell

M, b. 1893, d. 1976

Sophia Catchpole

F, b. 2 November 1869, d. 13 October 1951
  • Sophia Catchpole was born on 2 November 1869 in Deloraine, Tasmania.
  • At the age of 28 years, 5 months and 25 days, Sophia Catchpole married George Burgess, son of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith, on 27 April 1898 in Sister Creek, Emu Bay, Tasmania. She was the daughter of Charles CATCHPOLE and Mary Ann MCINTOSH.
  • On 1 October 1946,her husband, George Burgess died in Wynyard, Tasmania, at age 79.
  • Sophia Catchpole died on 13 October 1951 in Devonport, Tasmania, at age 81.
  • She was buried on 15 October 1951 in Wynyard Cemetery.

Myrtle Frances Lillian Cate

F, b. circa 1900

Georgina (Catherine) Catton

F, b. July 1852, d. December 1937
  • Georgina (Catherine) Catton was born in July 1852. She was the daughter of John Catton and Sarah.
  • Georgina (Catherine) Catton married William Tomlinson circa 1880.
  • Georgina (Catherine) Catton was listed as the next of kin of John (Arthur) Tomlinson when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 2 August 1915. He joined the 2nd Lighthorse Field Ambulance (service number 1701) at the same time as his friend Walter Askin. He was born in Uppingham, England and gave his next of kin as his mother Catherine of High Street, Uppingham, England. He was a groceryman. He served in the Middle East.
  • Georgina (Catherine) Catton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Anduramba. She carried out home duties.
  • Georgina (Catherine) Catton died in December 1937 in Queensland at age 85.
  • She was buried on 31 December 1937 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00K-0002.

Child of Georgina (Catherine) Catton and William Tomlinson

Emily Augusta Caudwell

F, b. 1866, d. 1922

Child of Emily Augusta Caudwell and Francis Walter Aberhart

Gladys Isabell Caust

F, b. circa 1910

Mary (Rose) Cavanagh Muhling

F, b. 1896
  • Mary (Rose) Cavanagh Muhling was born in 1896 in Queensland. She was born Mary Rose Cavanagh. Her birth registration shows no father's name.
  • She was the daughter of Leonhard Walentine Muhling and Mary Cavanagh.
  • At the age of 23 years, Mary (Rose) Cavanagh Muhling married William Henry Savage on 26 August 1919 in the Methodist Parsonage, Toowoomba, Queensland. William was a 30 year old engine driver, born Toowoomba the son of Thomas Savage, a boilermaker and Margaret Isabella Matthews. Rose was the 22 year old daughter of Leonhardt Muhling, a farmer and Mary Cavanagh, born Toowoomba.
  • Mary (Rose) Cavanagh Muhling appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Greenwood, Oakey.

Child of Mary (Rose) Cavanagh Muhling and William Henry Savage

Mary Cavanagh

F, b. 1876, d. 23 April 1915
  • Mary Cavanagh was born in 1876 in Clermont, Queensland. She was the daughter of Michael Cavanagh and Margaret Burke.
  • At the age of 24 years, Mary Cavanagh married Leonhard Walentine Muhling on 29 June 1900 in St Patrick's Church, Toowoomba, Queensland. Leonhardt was a widower born Baden Germany, aged 72 years, a farmer. Mary was a housekeeper aged 24.
  • On 16 May 1913,her husband, Leonhard Walentine Muhling died in Queensland.
  • Mary Cavanagh died on 23 April 1915 in Brisbane Hospital. She died from uterine and cervical cancer and heart failure. She was.
  • She was buried on 26 April 1915 in Toowong Cemetery.

Children of Mary Cavanagh and Leonhard Walentine Muhling

Margaret Cavendish

F, b. circa 1725
  • Margaret Cavendish was born circa 1725. She was the daughter of Sir Henry Cavandish.
  • Margaret Cavendish married John Cossart Third, son of Pierre Cossart Tenth and Elizabeth Perdriau, on 9 November 1755 in St Anne, Dublin, Ireland. John's occupation on the marriage record was given as Esquire.

Children of Margaret Cavendish and John Cossart Third

Edward Otto Cedergreen

M, b. circa 1905

Alice Chadwick

F, b. 26 May 1853, d. 19 July 1917
  • Alice Chadwick was born on 26 May 1853 in London, England.
  • At the age of 21 years, 1 month and 3 days, Alice Chadwick married Silas Clothier on 29 June 1874 in Brunswick, Victoria.
  • At the age of 26 years, Alice Chadwick married Maxwell McKee in 1880.
  • Alice Chadwick died on 19 July 1917 in Sydney, New South Wales, at age 64.

Children of Alice Chadwick and Silas Clothier

Elizabeth Chaffe

F, b. circa 1775
  • Elizabeth Chaffe was born circa 1775.
  • Elizabeth Chaffe married Thomas Chambers in 1803 in Yealmpton, Devon.

Child of Elizabeth Chaffe and Thomas Chambers

Estelle Mapon Chaile

F, b. circa 1875, d. 1976
  • Estelle Mapon Chaile was born circa 1875.
  • Estelle Mapon Chaile married William John Munro, son of Duncan Munro and Matilda Crawford, in 1906 in Queensland. She was the daughter of James Mapon Chaille and Charlotte Anne Woollett.
  • In 1968,her husband, William John Munro died in Queensland.
  • Estelle Mapon Chaile died in 1976 in Queensland.

Children of Estelle Mapon Chaile and William John Munro

Adeliade Chambers

F, b. 1900

Albert Stanley Chambers

M, b. 1901, d. 1955
  • Albert Stanley Chambers was born in 1901 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Allan Richard Chambers and Roseline (Rose) Johnston.
  • At the age of 29 years, Albert Stanley Chambers married Ethel F Forrester in 1930 in Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • Albert Stanley Chambers died in 1955 in Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales.

Alfred Chambers

M, b. 1891, d. 1980

Allan Richard Chambers

M, b. circa 1870, d. 1930
  • Allan Richard Chambers was born circa 1870. He was the son of Julia and Richard Chambers.
  • Allan Richard Chambers married Roseline (Rose) Johnston, daughter of George Johnston and Margaret Ann McMahon, in 1889 in Robertson, New South Wales. During their marriage Allan and Roselyn moved around NSW many times.
  • Allan Richard Chambers was listed as the next of kin of Ronald Allan Chambers when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 22 April 1915 in Liverpool, Sydney. He stated he was born near Woollahra, Cumberland and gave his next of kin as Allan R Chambers of Victoria Street, Goulburn. He was an engineer and joined the Australian Vets Corps. He served in the Middle East.
  • Allan Richard Chambers died in 1930 in Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales.

Children of Allan Richard Chambers and Roseline (Rose) Johnston

Amy M Chambers

F, b. 1892

Ann Chambers

F, b. 27 May 1855, d. 1 April 1932
  • Ann Chambers was christened on 27 May 1855 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Ann Chambers was living in the household of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones in Church Lane, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. Sampson is shown as a 34 year old coal miner, born Bradley living with his wife Jane aged 27 born Bloxwich and their children, all born Bloxwich - Ellen aged 8, Ann aged 6 and Eliza aged 1. The family lived next door to Jane's sister Ann and her husband James Taylor. Jane's parents John and Ann Jones lived on the other side of the Taylors.
  • On 24 November 1868,Ann Chambers's mother, Jane Jones died in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England, at age 36. Her death certificate shows she was 36 years old, the wife of Sampson Chambers a coal miner, and died from a strangulated hernia. Sampson was present when she died and he signed the certificate with his X mark.
  • On 3 April 1870,Ann Chambers's father, Sampson Chambers died in 2 Court Dartmouth Street, Aston, Warwick, England, at age 44. According to his death certificate he was a 44 year old coal miner who died from ulceration of his stomach which he had suffered from for 18 months, and an intestinal obstruction for three days before his death. The death certificate was signed by Ann Middleton (with her X mark) and was registered on 6 April 1870.
  • Ann Chambers appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 34 Ba... Inn, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Ann as the 25 year old head of the household born Bloxwich, occupation barmaid. She was living with Mariah Harrison, a servant,18 from Walsall and Samual Smith 24 (female) from Grats Green Warwick, a domestic servant.
  • She appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Duddeston, Aston. She is shown as 35 years old. Her younger sister Emma aged 23 was possibly living with her.
  • She appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Aston, Staffordshire. shown as being born Bloxwich, 44 years old, and working in a grocery shop. According to notes written by a relation of William Kingston (in 1960's) Ann had a shop in Aston so perhaps she owned or managed the grocery shop.
  • She and Charles Muller appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in 115 Fores Road, Aston Manor, Warwickshire. Ann is shown as a 43 year old single grocery shop owner born Bloxwich. She is living with her nephew Charles Muller is shown as a 14 year old railway clerk born Warwick, Birmingham. Also boarding with them is Alice Hollinghead, a 38 year old mat maker (blind), born Birmingham.
  • Ann Chambers appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.
  • On 28 December 1914 Emma Chambers wrote to Minnie Miller "I have been afraid your cousin Charlie and Austin would be called (into the army) but until now they are at home" and "Of course I have heard from them all. Aunt Annie Charlie, Alice and baby were all going to Aunt Eliza's so I know they would have a good time of it." and "you would laugh if you saw cousin Charlie's baby. He is a monster. Your Auntie Annie has ruined him of course. You will of heard she reared your cousin Charlie. I was going to put little Charile of course we used to call him that & even now make mistake. His baby is called Keith. I bet you have never heard of that name before, one of Auntie Annies chosing so we have to like that name wether we do or not."
  • Ann Chambers died on 1 April 1932 in Staffordshire at age 76.
  • She was buried on 6 April 1932 in Uplands Cemetery, Smetwick, Staffordshire. Ann's burial card reads "In Loving Memory of Ann Chambers who entered unto rest on April 1st, 1932. Aged 76 years. Interred at Uplands Cemetery, Smethwick, April 6th, 1932."

Catherine Chambers

F, b. 15 March 1833

Catherine Chambers

F, b. circa 1863
  • Catherine Chambers was born circa 1863 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Catherine Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 41 year old Greenwich pensioner, living with his 41 year old wife Elizabeth and their children: George 15; Thomas 11; Catherine 8; Inceldon 6 and Edward 3. All of the children were scholars and the entire family was born in St Mawes.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Catherine Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.

Edith Mary Chambers

F, b. 22 September 1897, d. 31 December 1969

Minnie Chambers aged 19 years. Taken c 1916.

  • Edith Mary Chambers was known by her family and friends as Minnie.
  • She was born on 22 September 1897. and according to family hearsay, Minnie was given to Edith's mother Emily Jefferis and her sister Ann Jefferis to raise.
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • Edith Mary Chambers went to school circa 1908 in Woowoonga State School.
  • According to her niece Ollie Johannssen, Minnie worked in Brisbane for a time. "She bought the piano for her parents and also a willow wear dinner set which must have cost her quite a lot even in those days. When she came back to Biggenden she worked at the hospital for a long time." Apparently Minnie was working at the hospital when she met Henry Miller who was working at John Douglas' farm just out of Biggenden.
  • Between 1923 and 1929, when Ollie Johannesen was a small girl, Minnie would make clothes for her as Ollie's mother Nellie didn't have the time nor the abilty.
  • At the age of 32 years and 15 days, Edith Mary Chambers married Henry Miller, son of Otto Miller and Friedriche Blindt, on 7 October 1929 in "Woodvale Farm", Woowoonga. They were married on Minnie's parents farm. "After the ceremony Minnie started to cry as her ring was so tight her finger swelled up and they got a dish of water and soap to get it off."
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Cordalba. Henry was shown as a labourer and Edith carried out home duties.
  • Minnie and Harry went to Cordalba (on the Isis Highway between Apple Tree Creek and Bundaberg) to live while Harry cut cane. While they were living there Minnie's niece Ollie Johannesen stayed with them while she attended school.
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1937 living at Oakwood. Henry was listed as a labour and Minnie carried out home duties. Oakwood was just north of Bundaberg.
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at 99 Kent Street, Maryborough. Henry was shown as carpenter and Edith carried out home duties.
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1958 living at 37 Elizabeth Street, Gympie. Henry was shown as a carpenter and Edith carried out home duties.
  • Edith Mary Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1963 and 1968 living at 54 Garden Street, Maryborough. Henry was shown as a carpenter and Edith carried out home duties.
  • Edith Mary Chambers died on 31 December 1969 in Maryborough at age 72.

Edward Chambers

M, b. circa 1869
  • Edward Chambers was born circa 1869 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Edward Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 41 year old Greenwich pensioner, living with his 41 year old wife Elizabeth and their children: George 15; Thomas 11; Catherine 8; Inceldon 6 and Edward 3. All of the children were scholars and the entire family was born in St Mawes.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Edward Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.

Eliza Chambers

F, b. 18 April 1858, d. March 1859
  • Eliza Chambers was christened on 18 April 1858 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • Her death was recorded with the Walsall, Staffordshire Registration District in the March 1859 Quarter . She was just over one year old.

Elizabeth Ann Chambers

F, b. 5 August 1883, d. 8 May 1954
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers was born on 5 August 1883 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell.
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell in 1908 in Djuan.. William was a farmer. Their daughter Elizabeth Ann and son Joseph, also a farmer most likely lived with them. Son John farmed at Crow's Nest :CR:]
  • At the age of 27 years, 5 months and 2 days, Elizabeth Ann Chambers married Thomas Joseph Hayden, son of Patrick Hayden and Margaret Peters, on 7 January 1911 in Queensland. There are two marriage dates, the second being 28 Dec 1912.
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers and Thomas Joseph Hayden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1916 living at Mt Binga Sawmill. Joseph was a teamster.
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Mt Binga Sawmill. She carried out home duties. Thomas' name didn't appear on the roll.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at 54 Henry Street, Greenslopes.
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers died on 8 May 1954 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 70.
  • She was buried in Dutton Park Cemetery.

Child of Elizabeth Ann Chambers and Thomas Joseph Hayden

Elizabeth Violet Chambers

F, b. circa 1890

Ellen Chambers

F, b. 30 August 1895, d. July 1992

Nellie Chambers as a baby c 1894

  • Ellen Chambers was born on 30 August 1895 in Biggenden, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • Ellen Chambers commenced school between 1900 and 1905 in Childers. Because Ellen was too small to walk the five miles from "Woowoonga" to attend school in Biggenden, she went to stay with her Aunt Ellen at "Horton" near Childers. Her daughter says her mother always remembered the trip on horse back from "Woowoonga" to Childers with her father.
  • She commenced school at Biggenden State School on 16 October 1905. aged 10 years, she left on 20 October 1905.
  • She commenced school at Biggenden State School on 28 January 1907. aged 11 years and 5 months. She left the school in April 1908 most likely because the new school at Woowoonga opened.
  • At the age of 22 years, 3 months and 26 days, Ellen Chambers married Peter Jens Johannesen on 26 December 1917.
  • On 18 December 1959,her husband, Peter Jens Johannesen died in Queensland at age 64.
  • A newspaper cutting undated - about September 1990 describes her birthday ---
    "MRS JO' CELEBRATES 95TH BIRTHDAY WITH FRIENDS
    Biggenden resident, Mrs Ellen Johannesen, affectionately known as Mrs Jo' celebrated her 95 th birthday with relatives and friends last Thursday.
    Mrs Johannesen is a resident of the Biggeden hospital and was a guest of the Uniting Church Women's Fellowship for afternoon tea on Thursday where she was presented with a small gift.
    Attending the party were her sister Mrs Gert Norman, and daughter in law Mrs Beryl Johannesen, both of Maryborough.
    During the day Mrs Johannesen was treated to a family dinner, while on the previous day she received yet another birthday cake at the Friendship Centre. Mrs Johannesen enjoys playing cards, and is proud of the fact that she doesn't need to wear glasses. Mrs Norman added that Mrs Johannesen was a pretty good card player, and "just quietly, was no pushover". Since becoming a resident of the Biggenden Hospital almost two months ago, Mrs Jo has cross-stitched seven tablecloths. She also enjoys knitting coat hangers.
    Mrs Jo is one of the pioneers of the Uniting Church at Biggenden and relates some stories of the early days when she resided with her parents, Mrs and Mrs Chambers at Woowoonga. She remembers walking to "the opening" just 80 years ago. She said "the Church was crowded and the yard was full of horses". The distance she and her sister and brothers walked to be part of the opening was only five and a half miles. Mrs Jo recalls how the minister, who resided in the vestry at the back of the church in Biggenden, would ride his horse to visit them and be given a cup of tea and fresh bread made in the camp oven. "Stoves were hard to come by in those days" Mrs Jo remembers the times were hard, and when the Minister called asking for a donation Mrs Chambers said " I haven't any money but I will given you this silver dish" which had been a wedding present and much valued. It was used for many years in the Church as a collection plate. "The early church can boast of something that Biggenden today cannot, and that is a choir". Mrs Jo said there were some beautiful singing of the old hymns and the names of those she remembers in the choir were Lawrences, the Griggs, the Triggers and the Northgraves.
    Mrs Jo recalls what she called "The Moonlight Picnics" At these picnics they would play Jolly Miller, Twos and Threes and Drop the Hanky. "Woowoonga people then decided they wanted a church of their own and a committee was formed consisting of Mr CF Stark, Mr SH Chambers, Mrs JFE Voss, Mr FG Reinhardt and Mr JA Douglas. Mrs Stark and Mr Chambers went around in a horse and cart and collected and a church was purchased from Mt Perry and later moved to Woowoonga. This church is the present hall adjacent to the church in Biggenden."

  • Ellen Chambers died in July 1992 at age 96.
  • She was buried in July 1992 in Degilbo, Queensland.
  • Ellen Chambers also went by the name of Nellie.

Children of Ellen Chambers and Peter Jens Johannesen

Ellen Chambers

F, b. 29 January 1853, d. 6 February 1913

William and Eleanor (Ellen) (nee Chambers) Kingston. Photo Courtesy of Merv Johnson

  • Ellen Chambers was born on 29 January 1853 in Bloxwich, Walsall, Staffordshire, England. Ellen's Birth Registration reads:- Registration District of Walsall - Sub District of Bloxwich - County of Staffordshire Entry # 184 - Twenty nineth January 1853 - Bloxwich - Ellen - Girl - Father, Sampson CHAMBERS - Mother, Jane CHAMBERS formerly JONES - occupation of father, Miner - + mark of Sampson Chambers, Bloxwich - Fifth March 1853.
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • Ellen Chambers was christened on 1 February 1853 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich. The christening details show her as Ellen, daughter of Samuel (should be Sampson) and Jane.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Ellen Chambers was living in the household of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones in Church Lane, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. Sampson is shown as a 34 year old coal miner, born Bradley living with his wife Jane aged 27 born Bloxwich and their children, all born Bloxwich - Ellen aged 8, Ann aged 6 and Eliza aged 1. The family lived next door to Jane's sister Ann and her husband James Taylor. Jane's parents John and Ann Jones lived on the other side of the Taylors.
  • On 24 November 1868,Ellen Chambers's mother, Jane Jones died in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England, at age 36. Her death certificate shows she was 36 years old, the wife of Sampson Chambers a coal miner, and died from a strangulated hernia. Sampson was present when she died and he signed the certificate with his X mark.
  • On 3 April 1870,Ellen Chambers's father, Sampson Chambers died in 2 Court Dartmouth Street, Aston, Warwick, England, at age 44. According to his death certificate he was a 44 year old coal miner who died from ulceration of his stomach which he had suffered from for 18 months, and an intestinal obstruction for three days before his death. The death certificate was signed by Ann Middleton (with her X mark) and was registered on 6 April 1870.
  • Ellen Chambers appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Park Street, Walsall. Ellen was 19 years old, born Bloxwich and working as a domestic servant in the household of Thomas and Mary Potters.
  • At the age of 21 years, 10 months and 26 days, Ellen Chambers married William Kingston, son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson, on 25 December 1874 in Aston Juxa, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. William was employed as a clerk before his marriage. He worked for a firm in Lichfield Street, Walsall.
  • Ellen Chambers and William Kingston appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 97 Brace Street, Walsall Foreign. The census shows that William was 34, born Rosliston, Derby, a packing case maker, living with his wife Ellen, 29 born Bloxwich, and their two children Anne aged 2 and William 1 month, both born in Walsall. Sampson Chambers, Ellen's brother also lived with them. He was 15 years old, born Bloxwich and a saddle maker.
  • Ellen Chambers and William Kingston immigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. The "El Dorado" departed Plymouth, England on 9 May 1883 and arrived in Cooktown on 26 June the same year. The ship reached Rockhampton in July. On board were William and Ellen Kingston and their two children Annie shown as 4 years old, and son William. William's occupation was recorded a cabinet maker and builder. Ellen's brother Sampson Chambers also came with the family. On his departure from England Sampson was given a book "The Life of Christ" by his sister Anne. The inscription read "From your loving sister Anne - March 1883.
    The family made their way overland to Bundaberg from Rockhampton.
  • Some time after the family arrived in Queensland Ellen Chambers changed her name to Eleanor. Perhaps it was because her sister-in-law, the wife of Joseph Kingston was also know as Ellen. However, to her brother Sampson's family she was known as Ellen, signing her letters to them as Ellen. She is also recorded as Ellen Chambers on the birth records of her sons Alfren and Joseph.
  • In January 1885 Eleanor (Ellen) and William Kingston lived in Stewart Street, Bundaberg. William was a labourer at this time.
  • In 1886 Eleanor (Ellen) and William Kingston lived in Horton, Childers.According to the " Bundaberg & District Pioneers" book the family moved to Horton about 1886. William applied for a selection of of 103 acres 2 roods 23 perchs of land Portion # 1352 in the County of Cook, Parish of Childers (in the Abington district) and was granted commencement of lease on 25MAR1886 - Application to construct a homestead and purchase the land was made on 31MAR1891 on 2 roods 23 perchs of the lease - The cost of the land was 6 pence per acre ; totaling 2 pounds 12 shillings - James GRIFFIN and Joseph B WHITE swore that William had lived on the selection for the past 5 years from 25MAR1886 - Deed of Grant was passed on 08MAY1891. The following valuation of improvements were included on the application :-
    House & kitchen 50 Pounds
    20 Chain of 2 rail & paling fence 20 Pounds
    24 Chain of post, wire & paling fence 12 Pounds
    11 acres of clearing @ 5 pounds per acre 55 Pounds
    Total 137 Pounds.

  • Circa 1895 William built the first church in the Childers district at Horton , the Methodist church.
  • Around 1913 Eleanor (Ellen) wrote this letter to Nellie Chambers:- sic

    " January 15
    Horton
    My dear Nellie
    I got a letter from you a long time ago and also one from (Minne?) I was pleased to hear from you both I seem as if I hate to rite letters I would like to see you all we thought you r dadie was coming to see us it such a long while since we saw him if I live till the new line is done I shall come and see you I hope you are a good girl to your mother and father I should like to see Gerty your cousin Joe got a nice little girl they ---m stop? with? us yet Willies little boy died such a dear little chap we would have to have kept him but god took him we are all well as can be expected and we hope you are all --- girls are ---- now someday Percy Emett going to marry Elsie Griffen tell Minnie sometime I will write to her --- my love to mumie dadie and yourself and Minnie I hope you have got plenty of potates they are dear
    From your loving antie Elan"

    This letter may have been written a few weeks before her death on 6 Feb 1913 as she mentions the death of Clifford Kingston (Willies little boy who died 1912) and the birth of Clara Mills (your cousin Joe (husband of Ann Kingston) got a nice little girl - born 1912.)
  • Eleanor (Ellen) and William Kingston appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913. She was shown as living in Sunnymead, Horton.William was listed as a carpenter and Eleanor (Ellen)'s occupation was home duties.
  • Eleanor (Ellen) died on 6 February 1913 in Horton, Childers, Queensland, Australia, at age 60 years and 5 days. Horton was the area where the family owned thei rcane farm on the Woodgate Road near Childers.
  • Ellen Chambers was buried on 7 February 1913 in Apple Tree Creek Cemetery, Queensland.
    The gravestone reads:
    In Loving Memory of Eleanor, the beloved wife of William Kingston who died February 6 aged 61 years, also the above William Kingston who died August 22 1920 aged 74 years. Nearer my God to Thee.

  • On 28 December 1914 In her letter to Minnie Chambers her aunt Emma Chambers wrote :-
    "I have not heard from your Uncle William for a long time so I dont know who he is living with. He sent us all a photo of your Auntie Ellen('s) Stone & we were all pleased with it. "

Children of Ellen Chambers and William Kingston

Emily Chambers

F, b. circa 1874
  • Emily Chambers was born circa 1874 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Emily Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.

Emily Ellen Chambers

F, b. 1906
  • Emily Ellen Chambers was also known as Nell.
  • She was born in 1906 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker.
  • Emily Ellen Chambers enlisted in the AIF on 4 October 1940 in Crow's Nest. Her service number was QX6485 and she gave her next of kin as her father Harry Chambers. She was living at Crow's Nest at the time she enlisted. She was discharged on 8 May 1942 with the rank of Captain in the 9th Australian General Hospital.
  • At the age of 36 years, Emily Ellen Chambers married John G Hooper on 8 May 1942 in St John's Cathederal, Brisbane. The marriage was announced in The Courier Mail :- "RETURNED NURSE TO WED A.IF. CAPTAIN

    SISTER NELL CHAMBERS, of Wyalla, Crow's Nest, will wear her army nurse's uniform when she is married to Captain John G. Hooper, A.I.P. (Laidley) , on Friday at 2.30 p.m. in St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Both bride and bridegroom are returned from active service in the Middle East, and Sister Chambers will arrive from Adelaide tomorrow. She will have another returned army nurse, Sister Carmody, as bridesmaid."