Mary Georgina Chambers

F, b. 1922, d. 5 April 1985
  • Mary Georgina Chambers was born in 1922 in Hobart, Tasmania. She was the daughter of Thomas Patrick CHAMBERS.
  • At the age of 21 years, Mary Georgina Chambers married Colin Watts, son of Byron Jabez (Jabe) Watts and Aleada Mary Burgess, on 20 October 1943 in Wynyard, Tasmania.
  • On 31 January 1974,her husband, Colin Watts died at age 50.
  • Mary Georgina Chambers died on 5 April 1985 in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Mary Georgina Chambers also went by the name of Judy.

Percival W Chambers

M, b. 1898, d. 1898

Raymond Jack Chambers

M, b. circa 1912

Richard Chambers

M, b. circa 1873
  • Richard Chambers was born circa 1873 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Richard 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.

Robert Chambers

M, b. 1894, d. 1962

Ronald Allan Chambers

M, b. 1894, d. 18 October 1918
  • Ronald Allan Chambers was born in 1894 in Waverly, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Allan Richard Chambers and Roseline (Rose) Johnston.
  • Ronald Allan Chambers began military service 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.
  • Ronald Allan Chambers died of bronchial pneumonia on 18 October 1918 in Ludd, Egypt.
  • He was buried in Rameh War Cemetery, Israel.

Rosalyn M J Chambers

F, b. 1903

Ruby Isabelle Chambers

F, b. 1909

Sampson Chambers

M, b. 19 March 1826, d. 3 April 1870

Sampson Chambers (1826-1870). He was a poor coal miner and the top hat and coat most probably belonged to photograhpy studio.
  • Sampson Chambers was born in Bradley, Staffordshire.
  • He was christened on 19 March 1826 in Penkridge, Haughton, Staffordshire, England. (Note - Penkridge is south west of Bradley, Bradley is south west of Haughton.)
  • He was the son of John Chambers and Prudance Handley.
  • At the age of 24 years, 2 months and 1 day, Sampson Chambers married Jane Jones, daughter of John Jones and Ann Unknown, on 20 May 1850 in Birmingham, Bishops Ryder, Warwick, England. Sampson was a labourer at the time of his marriage, he was of full age and lived in Novascotia Street. His father, John Chambers was shown as a labour. He signed with his X mark. Jane was shown as a spinster of full age (even though she was just 17), father John Jones a carpenter. The witnesses were George Bussett who signed with his X mark and Ann Durose. Neither Jane or Ann signed the document.
  • Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in 123 Pinfold Bank, Bloxwich, Walsall, Staffordshire, England. Sampson was shown as a coal miner, born Bradley, aged 24 and living with his wife Jane, 18, born Bloxwich.
  • Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 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.
  • In 1866, at the time of the birth of his son Sampson Henry Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones lived in Alma Terrace, Bloxwich, Walsall, Staffordshire, England.
  • Sampson Chambers was widowed on 24 November 1868 when died Jane died of a strangulated hernia.
  • On 24 November 1868,his wife, 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.
  • Sampson Chambers died on 3 April 1870 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.
  • He was buried on 8 April 1870 in Bloxwich, Walsall, Staffordshire.

Children of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones

Sampson Henry Chambers

M, b. 14 February 1866, d. 18 March 1938

Sampson Henry Chambers
1866-1938
- taken when he was about 60 years old.

  • Sampson Henry Chambers was born on 14 February 1866 in Alma Terrace, Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England.
  • He was the son of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • On 24 November 1868,Sampson Henry 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,Sampson Henry 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 Sampson Henry 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.
  • Sampson and his sisters became orphans when his mother died in 1868 and his father in 1870. He and his sisters Emma and Hariet went to live with James and Ann Taylor. Ann was Jane's sister.
    An extract from a letter from Gert Norman written in about 1990 states " I have heard Dad speak of the times he and Aunt Emma always had to have their meals with the servants in the kitchen ..... he also spoke of his Uncle owning a brewery and when he was very small had to work there instead of going to school, when the inspectors were around he was hid under a vat." The uncle referred to in this letter was not James Taylor as he was an awl blade maker. The children were obviously looked after by a number of family members. Just who the uncle who owned the brewery was is not yet determined.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Sampson Henry Chambers was living in the household of William Kingston and Ellen Chambers 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.
  • Sampson Henry Chambers immigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, with William Kingston and Ellen Chambers. 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.
  • On 6 April 1893 the following article appeared in "The Brisabne Courier". We (Bundaberg Mail) regret to record a fatal accident which occurred about 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning at the Yellow Waterholes, about five miles from town, whereby a man named Peter Thygesen lost his life. The unfortunate circumstance occurred while two men--John Kingston and S. Chamber were tree felling on Thygesen's selection. The deceased was seated on a log, sharpening a saw, when a tree just cut swayed over and struck him on the back of the neck, crushing his head severely. Deceased was 36 years of age, married, leaving a wife and two children of tender years, who lived on a selection recently taken up by him. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, and the brethren will attend his funeral.
  • Sampson Henry Chambers selected land on 5 March 1894 at Woowoonga Creek, Biggenden Sampson was issued with a deed of grand for 160 acres of land. Selection No 364. He occupied the land on 8 October 1894 and was required to reside on the land for 5 years from this date in order to gain selection. He was also required to make improvements to the value of 1/7 (one shilling and 7 pence)? per acre.
    The farm was inspected on 16 April 1899. The record shows: " the farm had been occupied continuously by the selector during the whole of the term up to the present date, was occupied by the selector at the time of inspection, about 6 acres are used for growing general produce. the other part of the farm is used for grazing the selector's cattle. Previously inspected several times and always found selector to be in occupation of the farm.
    The land is partly enclosed with 160 rods of fence, which consists of split hardwood posts one rail and palings at 4shillings per rod. Value 32 pound.
    And 30 rods of split hardwood 1 rail fence at 2 shillings per rod. Value 3 pound. 6 acres of scrub cleared and mostly stumped and under cultivation at 3 pound 10 shillings /acre - value 21 pound.
    One hardwood slab house 24x22 feet - value 20 pound
    Stockyard and other out buildings - value 5 pound.
    One small slab barn and little house - vale 7 pound.

    Total improvements 88 pound."

    Sampson paid 5 pound 16 shilling on 5 March 1894 to become the lessee. This money covered the first year’s rent and the survey fee. He paid 2/6 per acres for the land, a total of 20 pound and with his final payment of the Deed fee of 1pound ten shillings on 11 September 1899 the land was his. He called it "Woodvale Farm."

  • At the age of 29 years, 2 months and 29 days, Sampson Henry Chambers married Edith Mary Jefferis, daughter of Robert Kemp Jefferis and Emily Ann Bright, on 13 May 1895. The marriage took place in the residence of Mrs Jefferis, Electra Street, Bundaberg and the ceremony was performed by the Wesleyan Methodist Minister, Howard Holme Nolan. Sampson is was a 28 year old farmer of Degilbo, Biggenden, born Bloxwich Staffordshire, father Sampson Chambers, coal mining manager, mother Jane Jones. Edith Mary was a 29 year old spinster born Ballarat, Victoria. Father Robert Kemp Jefferis, a draper, mother Emily Ann Bright. Witnesses to the marriage were Arthur and Ann Jefferis.
  • Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1901 and 1918 living at Biggenden. Sampson was listed as a farmer.
  • Between 23 January 1901 and 7 June 1902 Sampson Henry Chambers was a private in the Queensland Defence Force (Land) and served in the Biggenden Company, QMI. He was discharged as he was "unable to attend owing to nature of civil employment". His particulars of service showed he was a Musketry Marksman, accustomed to horses, of good character. He was thrity six years old, five foot seven inches tall, blue eyes, fair complection and light hair. He was a farmer by trade and lived at Biggenden.
  • Henry was a active member of the Woowoonga State school Committe. His children attended the school from the time it was built.
  • In an interview on her 95th birthday Nellie Johannesen, Sam's daughter recalled ""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."
    A plaque with the names of the Woowoonga Church committee on it, was placed in the front alcove of the church when it was moved to Biggenden.
  • He and Edith Mary Jefferis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Woowoonga, Biggenden. Sampson was shown as a farmer, and Edith carried out home duties. Their son Bright, a labourer lived with them.
  • Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1934 and 1937 living at Woowoonga, Biggenden.
  • Sampson Henry Chambers died on 18 March 1938 in "Gooburrum", Bundaberg, Queensland, at age 72. Sampson was staying with his daughter Minnie at the time of his death. His grandson remembers his grandfather had been in bed for weeks, then came to breaksfast unexpectedly one morning. He died that afternoon.
  • He was buried on 21 March 1938 in Bundaberg General Cemetery.

Children of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis

Sarah Chambers

F, b. 1887, d. 2 March 1967

Sarah Jane Chambers

F, b. 14 December 1856, d. June 1857
  • Sarah Jane Chambers was born on 14 December 1856 in Walsall, Staffordshire.
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • Sarah Jane Chambers's birth was registered in the Walsall, Staffordshire Registration District in the December 1856 Quarter.
  • Her death was recorded with the Walsall, Staffordshire Registration District in the June 1857 Quarter.

Thomas Chambers

M, b. 22 May 1831
  • Thomas Chambers was baptized on 22 May 1831 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 Thomas 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).

Thomas Chambers

M, b. circa 1860
  • Thomas Chambers was born circa 1860 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Thomas 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 Thomas 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 Thomas 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.

Thomas Chambers

M, b. circa 1775
  • Thomas Chambers was born circa 1775.
  • Thomas Chambers married Elizabeth Chaffe in 1803 in Yealmpton, Devon.
  • Thomas Chambers witnessed the marriage of Hannah Chambers and Elias 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.

Child of Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth Chaffe

Thomas Chambers

M, b. 5 April 1854, d. 24 December 1918
  • Thomas Chambers was born on 5 April 1854 in Dersingham, Norfolk, England. He was the son of Thomas Chambers and Frances.
  • At the age of 33 years, 1 month and 18 days, Thomas Chambers married Agnes Louisa Shorten on 23 May 1887 in Docking, Norfolk, England.
  • Thomas Chambers and Agnes Louisa Shorten immigrated to Maryborough on 14 October 1887. Thomas 29, and Louisa 27 sailed on the Oriana from Plymouth on 6 July 1887.
  • Thomas Chambers and Agnes Louisa Shorten appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Crow's Nest. Thomas was a farmer and Louisa carried out home duties.
  • Thomas Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. Thomas was a farmer and Louisa carried out home duties. Their daughter Eva Jane also lived in Crows Nest.
  • On 8 May 1917,his wife, Agnes Louisa Shorten died in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 56.
  • Thomas Chambers died on 24 December 1918 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 64.
  • He was buried on 26 December 1918 in Toowong Cemetery.

Children of Thomas Chambers and Agnes Louisa Shorten

Violet E Chambers

F, b. 1907

William Chambers

M, b. 1903, d. 1975

William Thomas Chambers

M, b. 1845, d. 20 October 1925
  • William Thomas Chambers was born in 1845 in County Sligo, Ireland. He was the son of John Chambers and Isabella.
  • He immigrated on 14 July 1876. William, 30, possibly travelled on the City of Agra which left London on 14 April 1876 and arrived in Hervey Bay on 14 July 1876, and Brisbane on 18 July 1876.
  • At the age of 32 years, William Thomas Chambers married Elizabeth McDowell in 1877 in Queensland.
  • William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at 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:]
  • On 11 August 1921,his wife, Elizabeth McDowell died in Queensland.
  • William Thomas Chambers died on 20 October 1925 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 21 October 1925 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Children of William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell

William Thomas Chambers

M, b. 1889, d. 24 November 1965

Marie du Champ

F

Children of Marie du Champ and Bourgeois Thomas Cossart Second

Ann Chant

F, b. 17 March 1835

Burnett Chant

M, b. 1896
  • Burnett Chant was born in 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Chant and Frances Lewis.
  • At the age of 27 years, Burnett Chant married Florence Hurst in 1923 in Queensland.
  • Burnett Chant and Florence Hurst appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Crow's Nest. Burnett was a Main Roads ganger and Florence carried out home duties. A William Henry Chant, a truck driver, also lived at Crows Nest.

David Chant

M, b. 1907

Elizabeth Chant

F, b. 1 November 1789
  • Elizabeth Chant was baptized on 1 November 1789 in West Chinnock, Somerset.
  • At the age of 22 years, 8 months and 25 days, Elizabeth Chant married Thomas Hockey, son of Edmund Hockey and Mary Rugg, on 26 July 1812 in West Chinnock, Somerset.

Children of Elizabeth Chant and Thomas Hockey

Elizabeth Chant

F, b. 18 September 1864
  • Elizabeth Chant was also known as Bessie.
  • She was baptized on 18 September 1864 in West Chinnock, Somerset.
  • She was the daughter of Isaiah Chant and Mary Ann Hockey.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Elizabeth Chant was living in the household of Edmund Hockey and Ann Pope in 7 Lower Street, West Chinnock, Somerset. Edmund is shown as a 71 year old mason born Middle Chinnock living with his wife Ann aged 61 born London, a dressmaker Chiley Middlesex and their granddaughter 16 year old Bessie Chant a dressmaker born West Chinnock.
  • At the age of 35 years and 24 days, Elizabeth Chant married Thomas Langdon on 12 October 1899 in Middle Chinnock, Somerset.

Elizabeth Chant

F, b. 25 June 1837
  • Elizabeth Chant was baptized on 25 June 1837 in West Chinnock, Somerset.
  • She was the daughter of Isaac Chant and Mary Ann Hockey.

George Albert Chant

M, b. 3 March 1867
  • George Albert Chant was baptized on 3 March 1867 in West Chinnock, Somerset.
  • He was the son of Isaiah Chant and Mary Ann Hockey.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census George Albert Chant was living in the household of Isaiah Chant and Mary Ann Hockey in South Street, West Chinnock. Isaiah is shown as a 34 year old coachman (domestic) born in West Chinnock, living with his wife Mary A aged 37 born Middle Chinnock and his sons George 14 and Henry W both scholars and born in West Chinnock.
  • His marriage, at 25 years and 11 months, to Sarah Jane Axe was registered in the March 1893 Quarter in Yeovil, Somerset Registration District.

Henry William Chant

M, b. 2 January 1870, d. 25 June 1910
  • Henry William Chant was baptized on 2 January 1870 in West Chinnock, Somerset.
  • He was the son of Isaiah Chant and Mary Ann Hockey.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Henry William Chant was living in the household of Isaiah Chant and Mary Ann Hockey in South Street, West Chinnock. Isaiah is shown as a 34 year old coachman (domestic) born in West Chinnock, living with his wife Mary A aged 37 born Middle Chinnock and his sons George 14 and Henry W both scholars and born in West Chinnock.
  • Henry William Chant died on 25 June 1910 in West Chinnock, Somerset, at age 40.

Isaac Chant

M, b. 29 December 1805
  • Isaac Chant was baptized on 29 December 1805 in West Chinnock, Somerset.
  • He was the son of James Chant and Mary Mudford.
  • At the age of 22 years, 6 months and 14 days, Isaac Chant married Mary Ann Hockey, daughter of Edmund Hockey and Mary Rugg, on 13 July 1828 in West Chinnock, Somerset.
  • The family was not on the 1851 or 1861 census.

Children of Isaac Chant and Mary Ann Hockey