Emma Chambers

F, b. 1865
  • Emma Chambers was born in 1865.
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • On 24 November 1868,Emma 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,Emma 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.
  • In 1871 Emma Chambers lived in 10 Church Street, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Emma Chambers was living in the household of Ann Jones and James Taylor in 10 Church Road, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. The census record shows Ann as a 50 year old, born Bloxwich living with her husband James,also shown as a 50 year old anvil blade maker born Bloxwich, and nieces Hariet aged 8, and Emma aged 6 and nephew Sampson Chambers aged 5. All the children were scholars. Ann Jones, Ann's mother, lived next door.
  • Emma Chambers appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Duddeston, Aston. she is shown as 23 years old. Emma was possibly living with her older sister Ann.
  • According to notes written by a relation of William Kingston (in 19 ) Emma had a shop in Liverpool.
  • In 1901 there was an Emma Chambers living at Handsworth Staffordshire, born West Bromwich but this may not be the correct person.
  • She appeared on the census of 1911.
  • On 28 December 1914 Emma Chambers lived in 270 Netherfield Road North, Liverpool. She wrote the following letter to Minnie Chambers:-
    " My Dear Minnie
    I was delighted to get your nice long letter it is a treat to read your letters when they come. I think you are quite right about your dad writing do you know he has never written to me in his life and I don't think he will now although I dont give up hopes only if he does I shall frame his letter. I am glad to hear you are all well but feel sorry for your grandma. I am sure she will feel it very much her only son going to the War. Well dear Minnie we were all in great tr____ when war was declared in England on 4 August. Your cousin Elsie came for a few days and her young man but they had to pack up in haste and go home as the trains were wanted for the soldiers. It was a sad sight to seen them part from husbands mothers sweethearts it was heartrending and the poor Belgians what they must of suffered and we are not out of the woods yet for I suppose you will have seen in the papers they have had a smack at Scarboro and that is only 60 miles away from Liverpool & I believe they are anxious to have a smack at Liverpool but we are living hopes they will be driven back. I have been afraid your cousin Charlie and Austin would be called up but up to now they are at home. Well dear Minnie I did not go this Xmas for one thing it is such a long cold journey so I thought all being well I would go at Easter. Of course I heard from them all Auntie Annie Charlie Alice and Baby were all going to Auntie Eliza's so I know they would have a good time of it. I spent a very Happy Christmas with some Friends in Liverpool and I was glad when Xmas came I had decided not to go to B.h.ham for it was a very cold day much colder than last year. Although I should liked to of been there all the same and many a time I thought of Auntie. She is a real good sister and thinks of us all and when we are altogether your farther and all of you are thought of and talked of as well only you are so far away. I have had several letters from your Cousin Annie and she sent me the photos of her 3 children they are fine little kiddies also one of Willies children a nice little girl I think she has such a sweet face. Well you would laugh if you saw your cousin Charlies baby, he is a monster. Your Auntie Annie has him ruined of course you will have heard she reared your cousin Charlie. I was going to put little Charlie of course we used to call him that and even now make a mistake. His baby is called K(R)eith. I bet you have never heard that name before one of Auntie Annies choosing. So we have to say we like that name whether we do or not. I am up and the whole of the time writing this letter so you must please excuse all blunders and mistakes only I though you would like a letter. 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. I hope you have got your Xmas cards we sent wishing all of you a very happy New year and a safe return for your friends from the war. Love to all and your dear self. Your affect auntie E. C
    ." (Emma Chambers.)
  • Her marriage, at 51 years, to Walter J Wolff was registered in the June 1916 Quarter in Aston, Warwickshire Registration District.
  • Emma Chambers lived in Lower Beck Road, Liverpool, England.

Eric Richard Ivan Chambers

M, b. 22 December 1900, d. 1966
  • Eric Richard Ivan Chambers was born on 22 December 1900 in Sandgate, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker.
  • At the age of 26 years, Eric Richard Ivan Chambers married May Lenore McCollum in 1927 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Eric Richard Ivan Chambers died in 1966 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Eva Jane Chambers

F, b. 1892
  • Eva Jane Chambers was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Chambers and Agnes Louisa Shorten.
  • Eva Jane Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll with Thomas Chambers in 1913 in Crow's Nest. Thomas was a farmer and Louisa carried out home duties. Their daughter Eva Jane also lived in Crows Nest.

George Chambers

M, b. circa 1804
  • George Chambers was born circa 1804 in Portsea, Hampshire.
  • George Chambers married Catherine Lower, daughter of John Lower and Priscilla Gill, circa 1827.
  • George Chambers appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in St Mawes, St Just in Roselands. George as a widowed, 47 year old fisherman, born Portsea Hampshire. He is living with his sister in law Grace Nancarrow, a 39 year widowed Housekeeper(crossed out), born St Mawes.

Children of George Chambers and Catherine Lower

George Chambers

M, b. 2 August 1829
  • George Chambers was baptized on 2 August 1829 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Catherine Lower.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census George Chambers was living in the household of Priscilla Gill in St Mawes, St Just in Roselands. She is shown as a 60 year old nurse and appears to be living with a Jane Lower aged 45 and Janes children,Catherine aged 20, born Cornwall, Elizabeth, 15 born Cornwall, John aged 12, born Cornwall. (It is possible this family is related to Priscilla. Jane or Jennifer married John Lower, a mariner and was most likely a widow at the time of the census). Also living with them are another couple Mary Pasco, 23 born Cornwall and William Pasco, 25, a shoemaker born Cornwall and their son William Pasco aged 3, born Cornwall and daughter Mary Pasco, 1, born Cornwall.. Also living with them is Priscilla's daughter Grace Nancarrow,30,Twine Braider,born Cornwall,and George Chambers,10,(Son Of Mariner),born Cornwall and Thomas Chambers, 8,(Son Of Mariner),born Cornwall. (Thomas and George are the children of her daughter Catherine).
  • His marriage, at 25 years, 10 months and 7 days, to Elizabeth Jane German was registered in the 9 June 1855 Quarter in Truro, Cornwall Registration District. George is shown as a bachelor, mariner, born St Mawes, father George Chambers. Elizabeth is shown as a spinster, father William German, of St Mawes. Witnesses to the marriage were Jane and Edward German.
  • George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 31 year old Greenwich pensioner fisherman, living with his wife Elizabeth and children George Edward aged 5,a scholar and Thomas aged 1. All were born in St Mawes. Elizabeths parents William and Rebecca German lived next door.
  • George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 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.
  • George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 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.

Children of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German

George Edward Chambers

M, b. March 1856
  • George Edward Chambers's birth was registered in the Cornwall, an unknown place Registration District in the March 1856 Quarter. He was born in St Mawes.
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census George Edward Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 31 year old Greenwich pensioner fisherman, living with his wife Elizabeth and children George Edward aged 5,a scholar and Thomas aged 1. All were born in St Mawes. Elizabeths parents William and Rebecca German lived next door.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census George 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 George 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.

George Richard Chambers

M, b. 1890, d. 1954
  • George Richard Chambers was born in 1890 in Jamberoo, Robertson, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Allan Richard Chambers and Roseline (Rose) Johnston.
  • At the age of 24 years, George Richard Chambers married Sarah Isobel Martin in 1914 in Hurtsville, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • George Richard Chambers enlisted in the AIF on 18 December 1916 in Victoria Barracks, New South Wales, He gave his next of kin as his wife Isabel of 50 Smith Street, Summer Hill Sydney. His service number was N58789. He was a motor mechanic and a driver for the Mechanical Transport Section. He was discharged on 19 July 1917 to enable him to enlist in the Navy or Military Expedition Forces. His service number in the AIF was N79958 and Isobel was now living at Norton Street, Ashfield. He again became a driver. He was captured while proceeding from Sydney to Rabaul and held Prisoner of War in Germany on 6 August 1917. He was repatriated to England on 16 December 1918 and returned to Australia on 3 March 1919.
  • George Richard Chambers died in 1954 in Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales.

Gertrude Emily Chambers

F, b. 12 February 1906, d. 15 September 1993
  • Gertrude Emily Chambers was also known as Gertie.
  • She was born on 12 February 1906 in Biggenden, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • At the age of 19 years, 8 months and 21 days, Gertrude Emily Chambers married Leonard Norman, son of John Norman and Margaret Lawrie, on 2 November 1925 in "Woowoonga", Biggenden.
  • Between 1960 and 1992 Gertrude Emily Chambers lived in Ferry St, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
  • On 2 March 1966,her husband, Leonard Norman died in Maryborough, Queensland, at age 66.
  • This article appeared in the Central & North Burnett Times Thursday February 20, 1986.
    "Mulgildie pioneer Celebrates 80th Birthday
    Mrs Gertrude Norman , and old identiy of the Monto district, recently celebrated her 80th birthday with a family gathering at Hervey Bay.
    Mrs Norman and her late husband, Leonard, were settlers on the Mulgildie Plateau, having taken up a block there in 1929. After clearing the land they made their home and raised a family of seven sons and two daughters. Due to Mr Norman's failing health, they moved to Maryborough in the early 1960's. Following Mr Norman's death in 1966, Mrs Norman turned her interests to community work. She assisted with Meals on Wheels and voluntary work at the Spastic Centre. It is only recntly ill heath prevented her from continuing with this work.
    Mrs Norman's nine children
    were present at Hervey Bay for Mrs Norman's birthday celebrations. Aslo present were sons and daughters in law and many of her 20 grandchildren, most of whom had travelled long distances to be present.
    Mrs Norman's Monto friends will be pleased to know she maintains an active interest in her family and church work."

  • In 1992 Gertrude Emily Chambers lived in Fairhaven Retirement Home, Queen St, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
  • Gertrude Emily Chambers died on 15 September 1993 in Maryborough, Queensland, at age 87.
  • She was buried in Maryborough Cemetery, Grave no 6647, Queensland.

Hannah Chambers

F, b. 6 July 1806, d. June 1895
  • Hannah Chambers was baptized on 6 July 1806 in Yealmpton, Devon. Her father was a chair maker.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth Chaffe.
  • At the age of 40 years, 1 month and 1 day, Hannah Chambers married Elias Moses, son of Frank Moses, on 7 August 1846 in Buckland Monochorum, Devon. Elias was a yeoman, father Frank also a yeoman. Hannah's father was Thomas Chambers a carpenter. Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Chambers, Mark Moses and Sarah Chambers.
  • In December 1861, her husband, Elias Moses's death was registered in the Tavistock, Devon, England Registration District. He was.
  • At the age of 57 years, 9 months and 7 days, Hannah Chambers married Thomas Austin, son of Thomas Austin and Elizabeth Warne, on 13 April 1864 in Buckland Monachorum, Devon. The marriage record shows Thomas was a widowed labourer, father Thomas Austin, also a labourer. Hannah was a widow, daughter of Thomas Chambers, a chair maker. Witnesses to the marriage were Henry Barrons and Thomas Chambers Tall (the 10 year old nephew of Hannah.)
  • Hannah Chambers appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in 58 Choleshill Street, St Peters, Birmingham. Hannah was shown as a visitor to the Owen household. She was 64 years old, born Devonshire and a widow. Eliza Owen (Hannah's sister) was shown as 55 years old, born Devon living with her husband Samuel aged 55 born Exeter, a shopkeeper. Their son George Owen a 22 year old unmarried clerk, born Worcestershire and Ann Mixon, an unmarried 24 year old servant born Staffordshire were also on the premises.
  • She appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Longford Cottege, Rowney Green, Alvechurch. Hannah is shown as a visitor to the Hands household. She is noted as 74 years old, a widow, born Devon, Yealmpton (her sister Jane Holbeche lived close by.)
  • She appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Alpha House, Clarence Road, Mosley. Hannah is shown as a 84 year old widow born Yealmpton. She is living with her niece Mary Ann Owen, 39 a cardboard box maker.
  • Her death was recorded with the Kings Norton, Worcestershire Registration District in the June 1895 Quarter.

Hariet Chambers

F, b. January 1862

Hariet Chambers (1862 - 19--). Sister of Sampson Henry Chambers and Eleanor Kingston.
  • Hariet Chambers was born in January 1862 in Bloxwich, Staffordshire.
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • Hariet Chambers was christened on 23 February 1862 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.
  • On 24 November 1868,Hariet 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,Hariet 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.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Hariet Chambers was living in the household of Ann Jones and James Taylor in 10 Church Road, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. The census record shows Ann as a 50 year old, born Bloxwich living with her husband James,also shown as a 50 year old anvil blade maker born Bloxwich, and nieces Hariet aged 8, and Emma aged 6 and nephew Sampson Chambers aged 5. All the children were scholars. Ann Jones, Ann's mother, lived next door.
  • Hariet Chambers appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 51 Charlotte Street, Edgbaston, Warwick. Harriet as a 19 year old housemaid, born Bloxwich Staffordshire, in the household of Robert and Eliza Pollock.
  • She appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Beechwood Road, Gassden, Lancashire. Hariet as a 27 year old nurse for the family of Thomas & Elizabeth Neal. She was born in Bloxwich.
  • She appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Kensington, London. Harriet as a 37 year old sick nurse, born Bloxwich Stafford.
  • She appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.

Harry Chambers

M, b. 1866, d. October 1949
  • Harry Chambers was born in 1866 in Manchester, England.
  • His marriage, at 25 years, to Sarah Ellen Earwacker was registered in the March 1891 Quarter in Alton, Hampshire Registration District.
  • Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Djuan. Harry was a farmer and Sarah carried out home duties. Their son John was also a farmer at Djuan.
  • Harry Chambers was listed as the next of kin of John Cyril Chambers when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 15 February 1915 in Toowoomba. His service number was 327. At the time of enlistment he was a farmer at "Wyalla", Crow's Nest and gave his next of kin as his father Harry Chambers of the same address. He was awarded the Military Medal on 14 Nov 1916 having served in Gallopili and France. He was appointed 2nd Lieutanent in th 25th Battalion on 25 January 1917.
  • Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1926 and 1949 living at Mountain Camp. Harry was a farmer and Sarah carried out home duties.
  • Harry Chambers was listed as the next of kin of Emily Ellen Chambers when she enlisted in the Australian Army 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.
  • Harry Chambers, as the father of the bride, attended the wedding of Emily Ellen Chambers and 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."
  • Harry Chambers died in October 1949 in Woody Point, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was cremated on 4 October 1949 in Mt Thompson Crematorium.

Children of Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker

Henry Chambers

M, b. 10 August 1851, d. March 1852
  • Henry Chambers was christened on 10 August 1851 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. . He died an infant.
  • He was the son of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • Henry Chambers died in March 1852 in Bloxwich.

Henry Arthur William Chambers

M, b. 21 October 1900, d. 14 February 1955

Henry Arthur Chambers (1900-1955) with his eldest son. Taken 1945
  • Henry Arthur William Chambers was born on 21 October 1900 in Biggenden, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • Henry Arthur William Chambers also went by the name of Harry. To his family he was also known as Sam.
  • He commenced school at Biggenden State School on 4 February 1907. aged 6 years and 3 months. His father was shown as a farmer of Biggenden. Sam left the Biggenden school in April that year to the new school at Woowoonga.
  • He commenced school in 1908 at Woowoonga State School.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 . He was living in Herbert Electrol Division, Garrandunga, Innisfail, Queensland. Henry's occupation was listed as a labourer.
  • At the age of 42 years, 1 month and 18 days, Henry Arthur William Chambers married Ruby Isabel Staines, daughter of William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods, on 9 December 1942 in Valley Presbyterian Church, Brisbane. The wedding was officiated by Rev S Summers.
  • Henry Arthur William Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at 1 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane. Henry was shown as a sawyer. His wife Ruby wasn't registered on the roll at that address.
  • Between 1943 and 1947 Henry Arthur William Chambers and Ruby Isabel Staines lived in a number of places including the Bunya Mountains and Kumbia.
  • The family had moved from the Kingaroy area to Dalrymple Heights north of Eungella and west of Mackay. They then moved to Farleigh, most likely living in workers houses for the Farleigh Sugar Mill. Their children can remember their father going to work on his pushbike, and cutting cane (by hand) on the weekend for the cane farmer who lived across the road from their house.
  • In 1949 Henry Arthur William Chambers moved to in Brooweena with his family, most probably at the end of the cane cutting season in Mackay. They lived in a high set house opposite the railway station. They didn't stay long in Brooweena (between Biggenden and Maryborough) because the wet weather made it too hard to work in the bush.
  • In August 1950 the family moved to Elgin Vale near Nanango. Harry had a "tucker bag" that he would pack when he went bush. It was a sugar bag and contained his week's supply of bread, meat and butter and a stone in the corner to weight it down. Harry would tie a rope on either end and sling it across his back.
  • He and Ruby Isabel Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Elgin Vale. Henry was shown as a timber getter and Ruby carried out home duties.
  • Henry Arthur William Chambers died on 14 February 1955 in Elgin Vale, Nanango, Queensland, at age 54. Harry and the other men had been going to work in an old Army Jeep as usual. When they reached a steep spot in the road, the angels gear jumped out and the jeep began to run away. The other men in the jeep jumped clear, but Harry bent down to get his tucker bag, and then couldn't get out. The jeep rolled and Harry was killed.
  • He was buried on 16 February 1955 in Nanango Cemetery.

Ingleton Chambers

M, b. circa 1865
  • Ingleton Chambers was born circa 1865 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Ingleton 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 Ingleton 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.

Irene Chambers

F, b. 1907

Isabella Chambers

F, b. 1842, d. 1 November 1918
  • Isabella Chambers was born in 1842 in Parish of Asky, County Sligo, Ireland. She was the daughter of John Chambers and Bessie Shaw.
  • Isabella Chambers married Holden Browne, son of William H(olden) Browne and Mary McCleary, circa 1865.
  • Isabella Chambers and Holden Browne immigrated to Brisbane on 21 January 1870. Holden 31,and Isabella 27, travelled on the ship Planet with 3 year old Catherine. Their daughter Ann was born on the voyage and named Ann Planet. With them were Holden's sister Margaret 34, and her husband Martin O'Boyle aged 29. Holden and Margaret's parents William and Mary arrived in Brisbane in 1874.
  • Isabella Chambers and Holden Browne appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Highfields. William was a farmer. Their daughters Elizabeth and Lillie carried out home duties.
  • Isabella Chambers died on 1 November 1918 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Highfields Baptist Cemetery.

Children of Isabella Chambers and Holden Browne

Jane Eliza Chambers

F, b. 14 October 1859, d. 9 February 1934

Jane Eliza Chambers known to her family as Eliza - sister of Sampson Henry Chambers
  • Jane Eliza Chambers was also known as Eliza.
  • She was born in Bloxwich, Staffordshire.
  • She was christened on 14 October 1859 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 Jane Eliza 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,Jane Eliza 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,Jane Eliza 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.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Jane Eliza Chambers was living in the household of Samuel Taylor and Frances Fletcher in Church Street, Bloxwich. The census record shows that Samuel was a 25 year old anvil blade maker, born Bloxwich, living with his wife Frances, 26, born Bloxwich and their son Anarak ? (Harmar) aged 2 born Bloxwich. His cousin Eliza Chambers aged 11 was also living with them. A John Jones aged 76 born Salop mk? was also living with the family. He was listed as a boarder, and as being married. (Was this person Samuel and Jane's grandfather, husband of Ann who is shown as a widow and living by herself on the same census?)
  • Jane Eliza Chambers appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 4 Orlando St, Walsall Foreign, Staffordshire. She is shown as a 21 year old boarder in the JAMES household. She is a tailoress, born Bloxwich.
  • At the age of 26 years, 2 months and 11 days, Jane Eliza Chambers married Charles Henry Muller, son of John Ludor Muller and Caroline Hanson, on 25 December 1885 in St Saviours Church, Aston, Warwickshre. Charles was living at College Road and working as a metal roller. Jane was living in Charles Henry Street and working as a dressmaker.
  • Jane Eliza Chambers and Charles Henry Muller appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Warwickshire. The surname was spelt Mueller. Jane E was born 1862, Charles H 1861 and Ellen G in 1890.
  • Jane Eliza Chambers and Charles Henry Muller appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in 46 Cambridge Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire. Charles was shown as a 40 year old brass copper metal roller, born Warwick Birmingham. His wife Jane was 39, born Bloxwich. Living with them were their children Austin 9, and Elsie 7, both born Birmingham.
  • Jane Eliza Chambers appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.
  • On 28 December 1914 Jane's sister Emma wrote this letter to their niece Minnie Chambers:
    " Well dear Minnie I did not go this Xmas for one thing it is such a long cold journey so I thought all being well I would go at Easter. Of course I heard from them all Auntie Annie, Charlie, Alice and Baby were all going to Auntie Eliza's so I know they would have a good time of it. I spent a very Happy Christmas with some Friends in Liverpool and I was glad when Xmas came I had decided not to go to Birmingham for it was a very cold day much colder than last year. Although I should liked to of been there all the same and many a time I thought of Auntie. She is a real good sister and thinks of us all and when we are altogether your farther and all of you are thought of and talked of as well only you are so far away. "
  • On 31 August 1926,her husband, Charles Henry Muller died at age 65. His death was recorded in the West Bromwich Registration District.
  • Jane Eliza Chambers died on 9 February 1934 at age 74. Her death was recorded in the Smethwick Registration District.

Children of Jane Eliza Chambers and Charles Henry Muller

John Chambers

M, b. 14 March 1802
  • John Chambers was baptized on 14 March 1802 in Haughton, Staffordshire. (Note:- no father shown on christening record.)
  • He was the son of Mary Chambers.
  • At the age of 22 years, 10 months and 16 days, John Chambers married Prudance Handley, daughter of Richard Handley and Mary Unknown, on 30 January 1825 in Haughton, Staffordshire, England.
  • On 19 March 1826 he was a labourer, at the time of his son Sampson's birth
    in Pekinridge, Staffordshire, England.
  • In 1850 he was labourer at the time of his son Sampson's marriage to Jane Jones.

Child of John Chambers and Prudance Handley

John Chambers

M, b. 1881, d. 1969

Children of John Chambers and Marie Grace Pearl Archer Loveday

John Chambers

M, b. 1905

John (Bright) Chambers

M, b. 1 June 1903, d. 12 June 1992

Bright Chambers in Brisbane c 1926
  • John (Bright) Chambers was born on 1 June 1903 in "Woowoonga", Biggenden.
  • He was the son of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • John (Bright) Chambers commenced school at Woowoonga State School in 1908.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis in 1925 in Woowoonga, Biggenden. Sampson was shown as a farmer, and Edith carried out home duties. Their son Bright, a labourer lived with them.
  • John (Bright) Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Woowoonga, Biggenden. At the time Bright was working as a labourer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1937 living at Police Station, Calen.. Bright was working as a police constable (Calen is on the Bruce Highway between Mackay and Proserpine):CR:]
  • At the age of 34 years, 4 months and 1 day, John (Bright) Chambers married Ethel Barron, daughter of William John Barron Barron and Agnew Cummings, on 2 October 1937.
  • He was Policeman, Palm Island.
  • John (Bright) Chambers and Ethel Barron appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pentland. Bright was living at the Police Station and working as a police constable. Ethel carried out home duties (Pentland is on the highway between Charters Towers and Hughenden.)
  • John (Bright) Chambers and Ethel Barron appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Burktown, Queensland. Bright was a Police Seargent and Ethel carried out home duties.
  • John (Bright) Chambers and Ethel Barron appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Douglas Street, Thursday Island, Torres Straight. Bright was a Police Seargent and Ethel carried out home duties.
  • John (Bright) Chambers and Ethel Barron appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Tully. Bright was a Police Seargent and Ethel carried out home duties.
  • On 13 January 1962,his wife, Ethel Barron died in Mt Morgan-Rockhampton road.
  • The following article appeared in the Morning Herald on 13 January 1962. "Car Plunge- woman dead. Rockhampton, Sat.
    A holiday trip for a Subinspector and his wife ended in tragedy, 20 miles from here today.
    Killed when their car rolled over a 50 ft deep ravine, was Mrs Ethel Chambers, 44, wife of Sub-Inspector J B Chambers of Townsville.
    The couple with a passenger, Leonard Norman, 62, were driving from Mt Morgan to Rockhampton when the car blew a tyre on the steep winding road and plunged down the steep range. Sub-Inspector Chambers and Norman were only slightly injured."
  • John (Bright) Chambers was widowed on 18 January 1962 when died his wife Ethel died in a car accident on the Mount Morgan - Rockhampton road. He was a sub-inspector with the Townsvile police at the time.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Fryer Street, Townsville. He was a police Sub-Inspector. His daughter worked as a nurse at the Townsville Hospital.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1968 and 1973 living at 28 Frederick Street, Biggenden. No occupation was given so he had most likely retired. His son John Dale also lived in the house.
  • John (Bright) Chambers died on 12 June 1992 in Biggenden, Queensland, at age 89.
  • He was buried in June 1992 in Degilbo, Queensland.
    The headstone reads:-
    1/6/1903
    12/6/1992
    .

John Cyril Chambers

M, b. December 1892, d. 31 January 1917
  • John Cyril Chambers was born in December 1892 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker.
  • John Cyril Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Djuan. He was a farmer as was his father Harry.
  • He enlisted in the AIF on 15 February 1915 in Toowoomba. His service number was 327. At the time of enlistment he was a farmer at "Wyalla", Crow's Nest and gave his next of kin as his father Harry Chambers of the same address. He was awarded the Military Medal on 14 Nov 1916 having served in Gallopili and France. He was appointed 2nd Lieutanent in th 25th Battalion on 25 January 1917.
  • John Cyril Chambers died on 31 January 1917 in Imperial Hotel, Southhampton Row, London, England, at age 24. He died of wounds to the head.
  • He was buried on 7 February 1917 in Kensal Green Cemetery. His name appears on the Roll of Honour at Crow's Nest.

Joseph Chambers

M, b. 1879, d. 1928
  • Joseph Chambers was born in 1879 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell.
  • Joseph Chambers and John Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. They were farmers.
  • Joseph 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:]
  • Joseph Chambers died in 1928 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 3 October 1928 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Kate Chambers

F, b. 1890

Kate Ryland Chambers

F, b. 1879, d. 23 April 1955
  • Kate Ryland Chambers was born in 1879 in New Zealand. She was the daugther of Ellen and Thomas John Chambers ???
  • Kate Ryland Chambers married Unknown Ryland circa 1895 in New Zealand.
  • At the age of 26 years, Kate Ryland Chambers married Clement Sigley, son of Joseph Robert Sigley and Ellen Holdaway, in 1905 in New Zealand.
  • On 20 December 1954,her husband, Clement Sigley died in New Zealand at age 76.
  • Kate Ryland Chambers died on 23 April 1955 in New Zealand.

Children of Kate Ryland Chambers and Clement Sigley

Landy Chambers

M, b. 1888, d. 1964

Laurence Noel Chambers

M, b. 1910, d. 1980

Madelina Louisa Chambers

F, b. 1895

Maria Jane Chambers

F, b. 1885, d. 1974
  • Maria Jane Chambers was born in 1885 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell.
  • Maria Jane Chambers and George Hunt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Crow's Nest. George was a teamster.
  • At the age of 23 years, Maria Jane Chambers married George Hunt, son of William Hunt and Sarah Carter, in 1908 in Queensland.
  • Maria Jane Chambers and George Hunt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Thornville. George was a teamster.
  • On 29 July 1969,her husband, George Hunt died in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 82.
  • Maria Jane Chambers died in 1974 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Mary Chambers

F, b. circa 1775
  • Mary Chambers was born circa 1775.

Child of Mary Chambers