Catherine Jefferis

F, b. 17 November 1907

Charles Jefferis

M, b. 4 October 1802
  • Charles Jefferis was born on 4 October 1802.
  • He was the son of Thomas Jeffery Jefferis and Ann Kemp.
  • Charles Jefferis was baptized on 10 November 1802 in Alton, Hampshire.
  • In 1828 he was listed in the Pigott Directory as a linen draper in High Street.

Clara Eileen Jefferis

F, b. 4 May 1909

Edith Mary Jefferis

F, b. 17 November 1865, d. 16 May 1940

Sampson Henry Chambers (1866 - 1938) & Edith Mary Jefferis (1865-1940)

  • Edith Mary Jefferis was born on 17 November 1865 in Ballarat, Victoria.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Kemp Jefferis and Emily Ann Bright.
  • In 1867 Edith's parents moved from Ballarat where they had lived for a number of years, to Rockhampton where her father took up a job as a paymaster for the Central Railway. According to family hearsay they only met one bushranger.
  • Edith Mary Jefferis's first child Bessie was born on 4 March 1882. The (father's name was not stated on the birth certificate). Edith was just 16 years old. The family moved from Rockhampton to Bundaberg about this time and Bessie was raised as Edith's younger sister.
  • She was of the was amongst the earliest members of the Salvation Army in Bunderberg, her name appearing on the First Roll of 1886-1889
    faith.
  • At the age of 29 years, 5 months and 26 days, Edith Mary Jefferis married Sampson Henry Chambers, son of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones, 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.
  • Edith Mary Jefferis and Sampson Henry Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1901 and 1918 living at Biggenden. Sampson was listed as a farmer.
  • Edith Mary Jefferis and Sampson Henry Chambers 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.
  • Edith Mary Jefferis and Sampson Henry Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1934 and 1937 living at Woowoonga, Biggenden.
  • On 18 March 1938,her husband, Sampson Henry Chambers died 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.
  • On 5 April 1938 Edith wrote a letter to her daughter Gertie shortly after Sampson's death and addressed it from
    "Woodvale Farm"
    April 5 1938
    My dear Gertie and Len
    I was glad to get your letter on Saturday to know that you got home safely and sorry to hear about Leslie and Ralph but hope that they are better.
    ----, Hilda, charlie were down to see me on Saturday, Ben and family on Sunday.
    Dads memorial service is to be held sunday Week
    I am enclosing a list of cards and letters
    I will write to Phyllis and John when I feel able but I cannot settle to do much yet. I am to lonly. Nellies people are all well I receive a nice letter from Brights Ethel also Annie Mills and Mr Hazell Brighs best man, his letter came today. I hope to hear better news of the children soon. Minnies people are all well I had a letter on Saturday. I hope your Len, May (Marg) and the other children are well my love to you all. I cannot write more this time. Your loving mother Edith Chambers
    You shall see all the cards and letters when we see you."

  • Edith Mary Jefferis died on 16 May 1940 in Maryborough, Queensland, at age 74. Edith died at "Magnolia", the home of her daughter Minnie about 10 miles out of Maryborough. Her granddaughter remembered that her grandmother asked to have her stockings on when she died because Sam wouldn't like to see her without them.
  • She was buried on 17 May 1940 in Bundaberg General Cemetery.
  • Gert Norman wrote to her nephew
    "....Mum had a very old work box that came out from England. I never knew what became of it ...had in it among other things ear rings and a lock of hair from Auntie Nellie the one who was burnt (Sarah Ellen Jefferis). I have my grandmas wedding ring on Dad's side which was sent to me from Dad's youngest sister its to go to my youngest brothers youngest daughter when I pass on "Bev"... it was Dads eldest sister (Clarrie's grandmother) who came out in the Diary that you mentioned, she brought Dad out with her..."
    Compilers Note: -The workbox belonged to Emily Jefferis who must have passed it on to Edith Chambers when she died. The lock of hair would have belonged to Sarah Ellen (Nellie) Jefferis who died from burns in 1885. The diary mentioned was written by Joseph Kingston, brother of William during his jouney to Australia in 1878 on the "Scottish Prince". The Ellen that William mentions in the diary is his wife Jane Ellen. Eleanor and William Kingston came to Australia 5 years later on the "El Dorado" with Sampson Henry Chambers.

Child of Edith Mary Jefferis

Children of Edith Mary Jefferis and Sampson Henry Chambers

Edward Jefferis

M, b. March 1840, d. March 1904
  • Edward Jefferis's birth was registered in the Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Registration District in the March 1840 Quarter.
  • He was the son of George Jefferis and Mary Binstead.
  • At the age of 32 years and 9 months, Edward Jefferis married Maria Emma Silvester Lasham in December 1872 in Winchester.
  • Edward Jefferis and Maria Emma Silvester Lasham appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Anstey Road, Alton, Hampshire. Edward is shown as a 41 year old coal coke & bark Merchant born Henley, Oxford. He is living with his wife Maria E 42, born Westmeon Hampshire and daughter Ellen M aged 7 born Alton Hampshire, a scholar. His mother Mary Jefferis a 74 year old widow born Alton is also living with the family. A number of others are also on the premises:- William Saunders a 24 year old assistant born Checkendon Oxford and Martha Budd a 22 year old general servant born Froxfield Hampshire.
  • His death was recorded with the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the March 1904 Quarter.

Child of Edward Jefferis and Maria Emma Silvester Lasham

Elizabeth Jefferis

F, b. 12 April 1826
  • Elizabeth Jefferis was baptized on 12 April 1826 in Hambleton, Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of William Jefferis and Mary Ann Thorpe.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Elizabeth Jefferis was living in the household of William Jefferis and Mary Ann Thorpe in Hedges Yard, Westminster. William is shown as a 54 year old greengrocer, living with his wife Mary Ann, born Candover Hampshire aged 62, and son Thomas J aged 22, a green grocers porter and daughter Elizabeth aged 25.

Elizabeth Mary Martha Jefferis

F, b. June 1878
  • Elizabeth Mary Martha Jefferis's birth was registered in the Sussex, an unknown place Registration District in the June 1878 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Jefferis and Martha Etherington.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Elizabeth Mary Martha Jefferis was living in the household of Martha Etherington in 25 Northumberland Street, Southhampton St Mary, Hampshire. She is shown as a 30 year old living with her husband and daughter.

Ellen Mary Jefferis

F, b. December 1873
  • Ellen Mary Jefferis's birth was registered in the Alton, Hampshire Registration District in the December 1873 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Jefferis and Maria Emma Silvester Lasham.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Ellen Mary Jefferis was living in the household of Edward Jefferis and Maria Emma Silvester Lasham in Anstey Road, Alton, Hampshire. Edward is shown as a 41 year old coal coke & bark Merchant born Henley, Oxford. He is living with his wife Maria E 42, born Westmeon Hampshire and daughter Ellen M aged 7 born Alton Hampshire, a scholar. His mother Mary Jefferis a 74 year old widow born Alton is also living with the family. A number of others are also on the premises:- William Saunders a 24 year old assistant born Checkendon Oxford and Martha Budd a 22 year old general servant born Froxfield Hampshire.
  • Her marriage, at 23 years and 6 months, to John Lawrence Shirley was registered in the June 1897 Quarter in Alton, Hampshire Registration District.
  • Ellen Mary Jefferis and John Lawrence Shirley appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Woughton Ent, Buckinghamshire. John is shown as a 29 year old corn merchant, farmer born Quainton, Buckinghamshire and Ellen Mary as 26 born Alton Hampshire.

Child of Ellen Mary Jefferis and John Lawrence Shirley

Ethel Ivy Eggar Jefferis

F, b. 13 March 1899, d. 22 September 1983
  • Ethel Ivy Eggar Jefferis was also known as Ivy.
  • She was born on 13 March 1899 in Roy's Nursing Home, Murray Street, Rockhampton, Queensland. At the time of her birth her father was a labourer.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Percy Jefferis and Caroline Jones.
  • On 1 October 1901 Robert Percy, Caroline and Ivy left Rockhampton for Sydney on their way to South Africa.
  • In 1906 Ivy received the Longfellow birthday book for Christmas from her father, Robert Percy or her aunt Alice Ethel Jefferis (Ethel Moore). [A Longfellow birthday book is a book with a saying for each day of the year and a place for friends and relatives to sign their name on their birthday. In this book, there are quotes from the poems of Longfellow. Tennyson and Wordsworth also wrote similar books]. Ivy obviously used the book to collect the birth dates of her family members.
  • Ethel Ivy Eggar Jefferis moved to England.Some time after Arthur's birth, Ivy's mother left Robert Percy in South Africa and travelled with the two children to England, according to family hearsay, for her or Ivy's health. In England the family stayed with Robert Percy's family. Caroline remained in contact with Percy and returned to South Africa with the children for a while until 1914. Ivy had been training as a dance teacher in Africa. On her return both she and her mother worked in munitions factories. Ivy then joined the foreign office as a typist. She joined the League on Nations in 1920 and, at one time, worked for them in Geneva. She worked with the League of Nations until 1933 during which time she was secretary to the librarian.
  • At the age of 28 years, 4 months and 14 days, Ethel Ivy Eggar Jefferis married Isambard Carlyle Perrott on 27 July 1927 in Brentford, Middlesex, England. Their marriage was registered in the Brentford district in the June Quarter.
  • After WWII Ivy acted as office manager at TA Read and Company.
  • Ethel Ivy Eggar Jefferis died on 22 September 1983 in England at age 84.

Florence Mary Jefferis

F, b. December 1902
  • Florence Mary Jefferis's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the December 1902 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Martin Jefferis and Elizabeth Arrenberg Montague.

Frank Sparshatt Jefferis

M, b. 1900, d. 14 November 1918
  • Frank Sparshatt Jefferis was born in 1900 in Hampstead, London.
  • He was the son of Samuel Sparshott Jefferis and Louisa Downes.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Frank Sparshatt Jefferis was living in the household of Samuel Sparshott Jefferis and Louisa Downes in Lambeth, London. Samuel is shown as a drapers silk buyer, aged 37, born Alton, Hampshire and Louisa as 38, born Macclesfield, Cheshire. Frank S is shown as a juvenile aged 11 (should be 1) years.
  • Frank Sparshatt Jefferis died on 14 November 1918. He was a Cadet in the Hampshire Regiment, D Company, 3rd Battalion. He is listed as a casuality on the Commonwealth War Graves Commisions site and was buried in the Bournemouth (Winborne Road) Cemetery. At the time of his death his parents were living at "Brierly", Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth.

George Jefferis

M, b. 6 May 1800, d. 30 August 1848
  • George Jefferis was born on 6 May 1800.
  • He was the son of Thomas Jeffery Jefferis and Ann Kemp.
  • George Jefferis was baptized on 4 September 1801 in Alton, Hampshire.
  • In 1825George Jefferis was named as a beneficiary of Thomas Jeffery Jefferis's will. It was also proved in 1825. Thomas owned land and several houses as well as the tannery in Alton. His will secured money and a home for his widow as well as dividing his property among his children. His executors were his wife and sons George and Henry.
  • At the age of 32 years, 7 months and 9 days, George Jefferis married Mary Binstead, daughter of William Binstead and Mary Unknown, on 15 December 1832 in Alton, Hampshire. The marriage record shows "George of Henley, married by Licence, Witness William Binstead and Edward Baigent."
  • George Jefferis died on 30 August 1848 in Alton at age 48.
  • He was buried on 4 September 1848 in St Lawrence Churchyard according to his widow's gravestone.

Children of George Jefferis and Mary Binstead

George Jefferis

M, b. June 1858
  • George Jefferis's birth was registered in the Middlesex, an unknown place Registration District in the June 1858 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Thomas Jeffrey Jefferis and Arabella Reeves.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census George Jefferis was living in the household of Thomas Jeffrey Jefferis and Arabella Reeves in 2 Gormes Cottage, Barnes, Surry. Thomas is shown as a 51 year old gardener, born Hambledon Hampshire. He is living with his 58 year old wife Ellen born Barnes, Surry and his 23 year old son George born St James, Middlesex, a schoolmaster.

George Graham Jefferis

M, b. 12 July 1895, d. 8 January 1971

George Graham Jefferis (1895-1971). He is shown here with a small figure which he made.
  • George Graham Jefferis was born on 12 July 1895 in Canterbury, Kent, England.
  • He was the son of Graham Jeffery Jefferis and Marian Jane Sasse.
  • At the age of 26 years, 1 month and 3 days, George Graham Jefferis married Winifred Rose Carter, daughter of Frank Howard Carter and Sarah Jane Harpley, on 15 August 1921 in Kent. Their marriage was registered in the Thanet, Kent registration district in the September 1921 Quarter.
  • George Graham Jefferis immigrated to Australia in 1925. George came to Australia by himself planning to send for Winifred and Joan their daughter born in 1922, when he found work.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1928. He was living in in Acton, Canberra, ACT, and was a Hotel employee for the Hotel Canberra at Acton.
  • In 1932 There is a listing for a claim under the Commonwealth Employee' Compensation Act from a G G Jefferis in the Australian Archives. It is not certain if this was George Graham Jefferis.
  • Graham instigated divorce proceedings against his wife who refused to join him in Australia. The following article appeared in the Canberra Times on 27 March 1934."SUPREME COURT - In Divorce. DECREE NISI GRANTED,
    The first decree nisi for the dissolution of marriage in the Federal Capital Territory was made by Judge Lukin in the matrimonial jurisdiction of the Supreme Court yesterday.
    The case was one in which George Graham Jefferis, of the Printers' Quarters, Canberra, sued his wife, Winifred Rose Jefferis, for divorce on
    the grounds of desertion.
    Mr. Cyril W. Davies appeared for the petitioner and there was no appearance for the respondent.
    Jefferis, in evidence, stated that he had married the respondent, in Kent, England, in 1921, according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1925, he immigrated to Australia on the understanding that when he found a permanent position his wife would join him. He commenced work at the Printers' Quarters in 1926 and immediately wrote to his wife, paid her passage money and forwarded a sum to cover the incidental expenses on the voyage. The respondent postponed sailing owing to a nervous breakdown and, in April, 1928, wrote indicating that she no longer desired to join her husband and wished to divorce him. This request was confirmed in subsequent correspondence.
    Judge Lukin granted a decree nisi, to be made absolute in four months. The reduction in time from six months was made owing to the unavoidable delay having the petition brought before the court."

    The Launceston Examiner also reported:- CANBERRA'S FIRST DIVORCE ENGLISH BRIDE'S LETTER: CANBERRA, Monday. History was made at Canberra today, when Judge Lukin granted to George Graham Jefferis the first divorce of the Federal Capital Territory. The decree will be made absolute in four months. Jefferis sought a divorce from his wife, Winifred Rose Jefferis, on the ground of desertion. He married her on August 15, 1921 in England and returned to Australia, the arrangement being that she should join him when he obtained a permanent position. Later she wrote him several letters, and finally declared that she could not face the long voyage. Stating in one letter that she had heard dreadful things, she added that if her husband let her down she would elope with an Australian bushranger.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1935. He was living in in Yarralumia and was a Hotel employee for the Hotel Canberra at Acton.
  • George Graham Jefferis married Elsie Unknown between 1937 and 1941.
  • George Graham Jefferis enlisted in the Military on 5 March 1941. He enrolled at the Sydney Cricket Ground, joining the RAAF. His enrollment details stated he was born in Canterbury, England on 12 July 1895, his service number was N105172 and his next of kin was listed as Elsie Jefferis, his wife. Her address was given as c/- Ross, Stephen Street, Ainslie, Canberra which was also his address. He was a labourer. He was discharged on 25 March 1942 being medically unfit due to a foot fracture from a piece of falling wood. He had been on duty repairing a window at the time. He spent two months in the Prince of Wales Hospital with the injury.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1954. He was as living in Mckellar, New South Wales, Electoral District.
  • George Graham Jefferis died on 8 January 1971 in 41 Beaconsfield Street, North Auburn, Sydney, Australia, at age 75. His death notice was placed in the Sydney Morning Herald on 9 January 1971 by his sister Marion. The informant for his death certificate was A. Omasmeier (Father Anthony or Anton) who was also noted as the Roman Catholic priest who officiated at the funeral service. A. Omasmeier's address was given as 41 Beaconsfield Street, Auburn - the same address at which George lived at the time of his death. George's occupation was given as caretaker. George died from an acute coronary. He had been suffering from coronary anthosclerosis and old post myocardial infract for a number of years.
    While the informant was able to give details of George's parents (Graham Jefferis, accountant and Marian Jane Sasse) the particulars of wife and children were noted as "All particulars unknown."
  • He was buried on 11 January 1971 in Roman Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood. Father Anthony Omasmeier conducted the funeral service.

George William Jefferis

M, b. September 1838, d. March 1839
  • George William Jefferis's birth was registered in the Henley, Oxfordshire Registration District in the September 1838 Quarter.
  • He was the son of George Jefferis and Mary Binstead.
  • His death was recorded with the Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Registration District in the March 1839 Quarter.

Graham Jeffery Jefferis

M, b. 3 September 1866, d. June 1912

Graham Jeffrey Jefferis (1866-1912) son of Henry Sparshott Jefferis and Elizabeth Mary Monk.
  • Graham Jeffery Jefferis was born on 3 September 1866 in Tonbridge, Kent.
  • He was the son of Henry Sparshott Jefferis and Elizabeth Mary Monk.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Graham Jeffery Jefferis was living in the household of Elizabeth Mary Monk in 3 Alexanders Road, St Peters, Kent, England. Elizabeth is shown as a 53 year old widow born Tunbridge Kent, a retired fr? fancy business. She is living with her daughter Alice M Jefferis aged 19, born Alton and son Graham Jefferis aged 14 born Tunbridge, Kent, a drapers apprentice.
  • At the age of 27 years, 11 months and 10 days, Graham Jeffery Jefferis married Marian Jane Sasse, daughter of George Henry Sasse, on 13 August 1894 in Chelmsford, Essex, England. The marriage was registed in the Chelmford Registration District in the September Quarter 1894.
  • In 1895 he was a draper's clerk.
  • The Kemp family bible was given to Thomas Jeffrey Jefferis (1792-1864) by his grandmother Mary Kemp (nee Paice) before her death presumedly in the early 1800's. It was passed on to Graham Jeffery Jefferis in December 1908. It was preserved by his daughter May (Marion) Tilley.
  • Graham Jeffery Jefferis appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.
  • Graham Jeffery Jefferis died on 12 April 1912 in 33 Norman Road (his home), Caterbury, at age 45.
  • His death was recorded with the Canturbery, Kent Registration District in the June 1912 Quarter.

Children of Graham Jeffery Jefferis and Marian Jane Sasse

Hannah Jefferis

F, b. 1872
  • Hannah Jefferis was born in 1872 in Honley, York.
  • She was the daughter of John Jefferis and Rhoda Taylor.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Hannah Jefferis was living in the household of John Jefferis and Rhoda Taylor in Lower Oldfield, Honley, York. John is shown as a 76 year old Woollen Manufacturer born Alton, Hampshire living with his wife Rhonda 49 born Longwood, York, a wool weaver and their daughters Rhoda 15 born Longwood, York, a wool weaver and Hannah aged 9 born Honley York, a scholar.

Harrington Jefferis

M, b. 29 October 1867, d. 4 February 1869
  • Harrington Jefferis was born on 29 October 1867 in Bouldercombe, Queensland. Robert Kemp's occupation is shown as miner.
  • He was the son of Robert Kemp Jefferis and Emily Ann Bright.
  • Harrington Jefferis died on 4 February 1869 in Three Mile Creek, Bouldercombe, Rockhampton, Queensland, at age 1. Harrington died of dysentry after a 5 week illness. His father's occupation is shown as miner.
  • He was buried on 5 February 1869 in Three Mile Creek Cemetery.

Henry Jefferis

M, b. 14 April 1797, d. 25 July 1878
  • Henry Jefferis was born on 14 April 1797.
  • He was the son of Thomas Jeffery Jefferis and Ann Kemp.
  • Henry Jefferis was baptized on 27 June 1798 in Alton, Hampshire, England. Baptised same day as brother William.
  • In 1825Henry Jefferis was named as a beneficiary of Thomas Jeffery Jefferis's will. It was also proved in 1825. Thomas owned land and several houses as well as the tannery in Alton. His will secured money and a home for his widow as well as dividing his property among his children. His executors were his wife and sons George and Henry.
  • At the age of 29 years, 10 months and 6 days, Henry Jefferis married Ann Sparshott, daughter of Samuel Sparshott and Ann Williams, on 20 February 1827 in Weston Patrick, Hampshire, England.
  • In 1828 The Pigot Directory for Alton listed Henry as a tanner in Market Street (Lenton Street is an extension of Market Street - hence the mistake?)
  • On 30 June 1828 Henry obtained a counterpart lease for seven years by Cambridge University trustees under the will of Lady Sadleir to Henry Jefferis of Alton, Hampshire, of its share of tithes in Neatham.
  • On 18 April 1832 although his mother Ann was still alive Henry was noted as the owner of the tannery and house. Poor Rate tax of 26 pound 10 shillings was paid. He also paid the Land Tax of 13 shillings.
  • In 1839 the Robsons Directory noted Henry as a tanner living in Market Street.
  • Henry Jefferis and Ann Sparshott appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Alton, Hampshire. The census showes Henry 40, Ann 30, Ann Mary 11, Henry Sparshott 8, Lewis 6 and Robert Kemp aged 4. All born in County.
  • Between 1841 and 1845 Henry was noted as owner and occupier of the house and tanyard etc on the Tithe List, as a churchwarden in 1843, as a tanner, currier and leather seller of Lenten Street in the 1847 PO directory, as owner occupier of the house and tanyard in the Poor Rate tax returns for 1848 - paid RV 43 pound.
  • Henry Jefferis and Ann Sparshott appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Lenton Street, Alton. Henry is shown as a 53 year old tanner employing 13 men born Alton and living with his wife Ann 45, born Lamberhurst, Anne M aged 21, Lewis 16, Robert K 14 all born Alton.
  • Between 1852 and 1872 Henry paid Poor Rate tax of 43 pound as owner/occupier of the house and tanyard in 1852; the same amount in 1856; he was listed as a currier and tanner of West (Lenten Street) in the 1859 History Gazette; again paid 43 pounds Poor Rate in 1861; was listed as a tanner in the 1861 Census; paid Poor Rate tax of 44 pound in 1867; was listed as a tanner Lenton Lane in the 1867 PO Directory; was listed as a tanner employing 2 men in the 1871 census; and paid Poor Rate tax of 35 pound in 1872."
  • On 17 July 1852 Henry helped with the celebrations for the oddfellows anniversary. They used his meadow for their "spacious booth" (Hampshire Chronicle.)
  • Henry Jefferis and Ann Sparshott appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Lenton Lower, Alton. Henry was shown as a 68 year old tanner born Alton and Ann a 57 year old born Lambrkent (Lamberhurst, Kent) Their daughter Ann Mary and her son Lewis were staying with them. A servant Eliza Whetstone aged 52 was also living in the house.
  • On 24 August 1867 Gunner wrote in his diary " A horrible murder took place here today - a clerk of Clements, the lawye,r decryed away a little girl and murdered her in Shalden dale: I sincerely hope the man was insane. Alas, for the poor parents! What must their feelings be; the father's name was Adams, he works for Mr Dyer" Another report states - Sat Aug 24th 1867, Hawkins says that she and her friends were on their way to play “in Flood Meadows at the rear of Mr Jeffries' tanyard". This murder is said to be the origin of the saying Sweet F(anny) A(dams.)
  • On 6 May 1873 reference is made in the Gunner Diary to the death of his son Henry - " Henry Jefferis Jun died a week or two since. He was thrown out of a cart on his way home from the boat race, his poor father got up too late to see him alive."
  • In 1875 Henry Jefferis was listed in the PO directory as a bark merchant of West Street.
  • In 1877 Henry Jefferis made a statutory declaration "I am now in my 79th year and for upwards of 76 years lived in West Street otherwise Lenten Street. That I was well acquainted with James Pigden late of West Street, dealer for 40 years and upwards and that during the whole of that time he resided at the house in Lenten Lane lying between the property of George Mitchell and John Robert Henwood Adams and I always understood that the cottage was his property" (Warner Manus.)
  • In 1878 Henry Jefferis lived in Lynch Cottage. (According to the White's Directory.)
  • In 1878 Henry was listed in the PO directory as a bark merchant.
  • Henry Jefferis died on 25 July 1878 in Alton, Hampshire, at age 81.
  • He was buried on 29 July 1878 in Alton Cemetery. His gravestone reads "Henry Jefferis, aged 80, Gent".

  • COMPILERS NOTE:- A descendant has a spoon which was said to be 170 years old in 1980 (198 years old in 2008 ). She believes they belonged to A & H Jefferis (this may be Ann (Kemp) and Henry Jefferis. The descendant has been told the Willis family was connected in some way to the Jefferis family. The only marriage found to date is a that between a Thomas JEFFRIES and Ester WILLIS on 16 October 1792 at St Anne Soho, Westminster, London, about 212 years ago.
    Have not been able to connect this Thomas Jeffries to our family.

Children of Henry Jefferis and Ann Sparshott

Henry Jefferis

M, b. 10 August 1876, d. 11 October 1876
  • Henry Jefferis was born on 10 August 1876 in Bridgewater Creek, Queensland. His father Robert Kemp's occupation is shown as an engineer on Henry's birth certificate.
  • He was the son of Robert Kemp Jefferis and Emily Ann Bright.
  • Henry Jefferis died on 11 October 1876 in Kent Street, Rockhampton, Queensland. He was just 7 weeks old, and died of diarrhoea after a weeks illness. His father's occupation is shown as a railway contractor.
  • He was buried on 15 October 1876 in Rockhampton Cemetery.

Henry Eggar Jefferis

M, b. 11 March 1902
  • Henry Eggar Jefferis was born on 11 March 1902 in Gladstone, Queensland.
  • He was also a hotel keeper. He owned a number of hotels in the Gladstone area. According to family hearsay, he made his money during the war by offering to take away all of the scraps from the Americann camp. These he fed to his pigs who prospered, as did Henry.
  • He was the son of Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis and Catherine Prior.
  • At the age of 22 years, 8 months and 29 days, Henry Eggar Jefferis married Kathleen Victoria Mary Smith, daughter of Ernest Albert Smith and Mary Jane Walker, on 10 December 1924.
  • Henry Eggar Jefferis and Kathleen Victoria Mary Smith appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Beecher, Queensland. Henry's occupation was recorded as a labourer.
  • Henry Eggar Jefferis and Kathleen Victoria Mary Smith appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Beecher, Queensland. Henry is shown as a labourer.
  • Henry Eggar Jefferis enlisted in the Military on 28 June 1942 in Gladstone. He was a farmer of Burna, Boyne Valley Line. He gave his next of kin as Kathleen Jefferis. His service number was Q208429 and he was a private in the 10th Battalion Volunteer Defence Coprs. He was discharged 7 May 1944.

Henry Montague Jefferis

M, b. 1894
  • Henry Montague Jefferis's birth was registered in the London, an unknown place Registration District in the 1894 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Martin Jefferis and Elizabeth Arrenberg Montague.
  • His marriage, at 30 years, to Hilda M Cooke was registered in the September 1924 Quarter in Chatham, Kent Registration District.

Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis

M, b. 18 February 1869, d. 14 September 1953

Henry Samual Eggar Jefferis (1869-1953) - son of James Eggar Jefferis and Jane Louisa Webb

  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis was also known as Harry.
  • He was born on 18 February 1869 in Alton, Hampshire.
  • He was the son of James Eggar Jefferis and Jane Louisa Webb.
  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis's birth was registered in the Alton, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1869 Quarter.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis was living in the household of James Eggar Jefferis and Jane Louisa Webb in High Street, Alton, Hampshire. James was a silk merchant, draper aged 35 living with his wife Jane and son Harry S E aged 2. Janes sister Eliza J Webb aged 20 was also living with them along with various employees.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis was living in the household of Jane Jefferis in Westholme, Titchfield, Hampshire. Jane is shown as the 38 year old head of the school. Her nephew John E Baigent 9, attended the school as did Henry S E Jefferis aged 12.
  • Between 18 February 1884 and 1890 Harry was indentured to Albert Finch of Aston Upthorpe, Berkshire as an apprentice carpenter and builder. The indenture was signed by Henry Eggar Jefferis and witnessed by George F Slade(solicitor of Wallingford) and Jane Louise Jefferis. Harry's copy has now passed to his descendants.
  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis immigrated to Queensland between 1891 and 1900.
  • At the age of 32 years, 3 months and 14 days, Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis married Catherine Prior, daughter of Joseph Prior and Mary Waters, on 1 June 1901 in Queensland, Australia. At the time of his marriage Harry was living at Emu Park near Rockhampton. Catherine was living in Rockhampton.
  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis and Catherine Prior appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Saltwater Creek, Beecher, Queensland. Henry is shown as a carpenter.
  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis and Catherine Prior appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Saltwater Creek, Beecher. Henry was a carpenter.
  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis and Catherine Prior appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Saltwater Creek, Beecher, Queensland. Henry is shown as a carpenter.
  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis and Catherine Prior appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Saltwater Creek, Beecher, Queensland. Henry is shown as a carpenter.
  • In 1934Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis was named as a beneficiary of Alice Ethel Jefferis's will. She left provison for a trustee and guardian for her diabled daughter Eileen Ethel and she left money to "my brother Henry Samuel Jefferis or his children."
  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis and Catherine Prior appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Beecher, Queensland. Henry is shown as a carpenter.
  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis died on 14 September 1953 in Queensland at age 84.
  • He was buried on 15 September 1953 in Gladstone.

Children of Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis and Catherine Prior

Henry Sparshott Jefferis

M, b. 22 February 1833, d. June 1873
  • Henry Sparshott Jefferis was baptized on 22 February 1833 in Alton, Hampshire, England.
  • He was the son of Henry Jefferis and Ann Sparshott.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Henry Sparshott Jefferis was living in the household of Henry Jefferis and Ann Sparshott in Alton, Hampshire. The census showes Henry 40, Ann 30, Ann Mary 11, Henry Sparshott 8, Lewis 6 and Robert Kemp aged 4. All born in County.
  • In 1860 he was Tanner and Currier.
  • His marriage, at 27 years, 2 months and 2 days, to Elizabeth Mary Monk, daughter of Robert Monk and Sarah Unknown, was registered in the 24 April 1860 Quarter in Tunbridge, Kent Registration District. The marriage was registered in the Tunbridge Registration District in the June Quarter.
  • Henry Sparshott Jefferis appeared on the census of 7 April 1861. shown as a 29 year old tanner living at 33 Lenton Street.
  • Between 1865 and 1866 Henry Sparshott Jefferis and Elizabeth Mary Monk moved to in Tonbridge.
  • Henry Sparshott Jefferis died on 29 April 1873 in Wood Green at age 40. Mary was left a widow with several small children.
  • On 6 May 1873 Reference is made in the Gunner Diary - " Henry Jefferis Jun died a week or two since. He was thrown out of a cart on his way home from the boat race, his poor father got up too late to see him alive."
  • His death was recorded with the Middlesex, an unknown place Registration District in the June 1873 Quarter.
  • He was buried in Colney Hatch Cemetery.

Children of Henry Sparshott Jefferis and Elizabeth Mary Monk

James Jefferis

M, b. 16 December 1809, d. 10 July 1871

James Jefferis (1809-1871)

  • James Jefferis was born on 16 December 1809.
  • He was the son of Thomas Jeffery Jefferis and Ann Kemp.
  • James Jefferis was baptized on 14 February 1810 in Alton, Hampshire.
  • At the age of 23 years, 4 months and 4 days, James Jefferis married Mary Eggar, daughter of James Eggar and Sarah Bacon, on 20 April 1833 in Binsted near Alton, Hampshire.
  • On 2 March 1840 James placed the following add in the Hampshire Chronicle -"To parents and guardians: Wanted an apprentice in the drapery business. Apply Mr J Jefferies, Alton."
  • Between 1844 and 1847 he was a Linen draper of High Street in 1844 (PO Directory), and a linen draper, sack and hop bagging manufacturer in 1847 (Directory.)
  • In December 1845, his wife, Mary Eggar's death was registered in the Alton, Hampshire Registration District. She was at age 39 years and 11 months. She possibly died after the birth of her fifth child Mary Eggar Jefferis who was born on Christmas day 1845. NOTE: According to the death registration she was 45 years old but this is unlikely as her parents were only married in 1803.
  • On 29 May 1847 James placed this ad in the Hampshire Chronicle "Wanted: an apprentice in drapery business of James Jefferis, Alton."
  • His marriage, at 37 years and 5 months, to Sarah Webb was registered in the June 1847 Quarter in Henley, Oxfordshire Registration District.
  • On 8 April 1848 James placed a notice in the Hampshire Chronicle. "J Jefferies returns thanks to gentry and inhabitants of Alton - plain and fancy goods, straw bonnets and fancy millinery. Wanted an apprentice and an assistant."
  • In 1850 James Jefferis, draper of Alton, was required to be a juror for the Quarter Sessions.
  • James Jefferis and Sarah Webb appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Cnr High and Market Street, Alton. James is shown as a 42 year old linen draper, born Alton, with 2 men, 2 apprentices. Sarah is aged 41 born Henley, Oxford, James E 15, Jane 9, Louisa M 1, Mary E 5 and Samuel 13 all born Alton.
  • James Jefferis and Sarah Webb appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in High Street, Alton, Hampshire. James is a 52 year old silk merchant, [living on the site of present Boots ie cnr of High Street and Market Street. In 1977 archeologists dug inside the shop and evidence of medieval Alton was uncovered]. Sarah was born in Henley on Thames in Oxford. The children were all born Alton.
  • James Jefferis witnessed the marriage of James Eggar Jefferis and Jane Louisa Webb on 4 June 1867 in Henley, Oxfordshire; James Eggar, 31, was living at Alton at the time of his marriage and Louisa who was 17 was living at Henley with her parents Jane and Robert Norman Webb. Robert Norman Webb (Jane's father, a coal and timber merchant), Ethel Jefferis ?, James Jefferis (father), Susan Hooper(her maternal aunt) and Thomas Eggar (James Eggar's uncle) were present at the marriage. Jane Louisa Webb was most likely a relation of Sarah Webb (James' second wife) as they were both born in Henley on Thames.
  • James Jefferis and Sarah Webb appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in 31 South Street, Titchfield, Hamsphire. as a 62 year old retired draper born Alton. Sarah is 61 born Henley on the Thames. Their daughter Louisa, aged 21 was living with them.
  • James Jefferis died on 10 July 1871 in Titchfield at age 61.
  • He was buried on 18 July 1871 in Alton Cemetery. After his death his son James Eggar took over the drapery business.

Children of James Jefferis and Mary Eggar

Child of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb

James Edward Jefferis

M, b. 28 June 1911
  • James Edward Jefferis was born on 28 June 1911 in Gladstone, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis and Catherine Prior.
  • James Edward Jefferis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Beecher, Queensland. James is shown as a labourer.
  • He enlisted in the Military on 5 June 1941 in Gladstone. His servcie number was Q113570. His next of kin was listed as Henry Jefferis and he lived at Beecher at the time. He was discharged as a Lance Corporal on 29 Jan 1946.
  • James Edward Jefferis married Gertrude Kathleen Bruce circa 1946.

James Eggar Jefferis

M, b. 12 January 1836, d. 12 June 1878

James Eggar Jefferis (1936-1878)
  • James Eggar Jefferis was born on 12 January 1836.
  • He was the son of James Jefferis and Mary Eggar.
  • James Eggar Jefferis was baptized on 12 February 1836 in Alton, Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census James Eggar Jefferis was living in the household of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb in Cnr High and Market Street, Alton. James is shown as a 42 year old linen draper, born Alton, with 2 men, 2 apprentices. Sarah is aged 41 born Henley, Oxford, James E 15, Jane 9, Louisa M 1, Mary E 5 and Samuel 13 all born Alton.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census James Eggar Jefferis was living in the household of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb in High Street, Alton, Hampshire. James is a 52 year old silk merchant, [living on the site of present Boots ie cnr of High Street and Market Street. In 1977 archeologists dug inside the shop and evidence of medieval Alton was uncovered]. Sarah was born in Henley on Thames in Oxford. The children were all born Alton.
  • At the age of 31 years, 4 months and 23 days, James Eggar Jefferis married Jane Louisa Webb, daughter of Robert Norman Webb and Jane Hooper, on 4 June 1867 in Henley, Oxfordshire. James Eggar, 31, was living at Alton at the time of his marriage and Louisa who was 17 was living at Henley with her parents Jane and Robert Norman Webb. Robert Norman Webb (Jane's father, a coal and timber merchant), Ethel Jefferis ?, James Jefferis (father), Susan Hooper(her maternal aunt) and Thomas Eggar (James Eggar's uncle) were present at the marriage. Jane Louisa Webb was most likely a relation of Sarah Webb (James' second wife) as they were both born in Henley on Thames.
  • James Eggar Jefferis and Jane Louisa Webb appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in High Street, Alton, Hampshire. James was a silk merchant, draper aged 35 living with his wife Jane and son Harry S E aged 2. Janes sister Eliza J Webb aged 20 was also living with them along with various employees.
  • On 17 February 1872 the following advertisement was placed in the Hampshire Chronicle " Black silks, James E Jefferis, silk mercer, High Street, Alton.
  • On 3 January 1873 the local board took out policy no 416643 with Alliance Assurance Company:- on a dwellinghouse and shop communicating occupied by Mrs Hewett, dealer is small wares 200 pound, on a store (part of which is used as a Stable and Coachhouse) adjoining above, occupied by J E Jefferis, Linen Draper - 150 pound; on a dwelling house adjoining the last named, occupied by Mrs Wigley, bootmaker. 250 pound. All brick and tiled, situate in Market Street, Alton.
  • James Eggar Jefferis died on 12 June 1878 in No 2 Kensington Park Gardens, St Saviour, London, at age 42. He had been suffering from acute meningitis for 10 days. His brother-in-law Henry Peter Webb of Henley on Thames was present at his death. At the time of his death he was a timber merchant.

Children of James Eggar Jefferis and Jane Louisa Webb

Jane Jefferis

F, b. 20 November 1841, d. 18 January 1911

Jane Jefferis (1841-1911) - Daughter of James Jefferis and Mary Eggar
  • Jane Jefferis was born on 20 November 1841 in Alton.
  • She was the daughter of James Jefferis and Mary Eggar.
  • Jane Jefferis was baptized on 5 January 1842 in Alton, Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Jane Jefferis was living in the household of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb in Cnr High and Market Street, Alton. James is shown as a 42 year old linen draper, born Alton, with 2 men, 2 apprentices. Sarah is aged 41 born Henley, Oxford, James E 15, Jane 9, Louisa M 1, Mary E 5 and Samuel 13 all born Alton.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Jane Jefferis was living in the household of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb in High Street, Alton, Hampshire. James is a 52 year old silk merchant, [living on the site of present Boots ie cnr of High Street and Market Street. In 1977 archeologists dug inside the shop and evidence of medieval Alton was uncovered]. Sarah was born in Henley on Thames in Oxford. The children were all born Alton.
  • Jane Jefferis appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Westholme, Titchfield, Hampshire. Jane is shown as the 38 year old head of the school. Her nephew John E Baigent 9, attended the school as did Henry S E Jefferis aged 12.
  • She appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Crofton, Southhampton. She is shown as a 59 year old sick nurse in a sanitorium.
  • Jane Jefferis died on 18 January 1911 in Christchurch, Hampshire, at age 69.
  • ( I received this email from England -.
    "Audrey - I have found a Miss Jane Jefferis, born in Alton whilst searching the history of my house. You may have seen the page in the latest HS journal. Jane Jefferis was a head teacher of a boys prep school in Titchfield called Westholme from sometime after 1859 (definitely by 1867) until before 1891 (but after 1885). The page in the 1881 census gives her age as 38 and there is a boy border in the school Henry Samuel Jefferis aged 12 also born in Alton ( not sure of the relation). Jane took over her post from a lady called Martha Eggar, possibly connected to Eggar's Grammar School in Alton as she was possibly born in Holybourne in 1818.
    You may already know all this and more, I would be interested if she fits into your family tree and if you have any more details about her and her life in Titchfield. I live in half of the house that once was the prep school.

    Signed ..... "

Jessica Alice Jefferis

F, b. September 1900

John Jefferis

M, b. 6 July 1804, d. September 1889
  • John Jefferis was born on 6 July 1804.
  • He was the son of Thomas Jeffery Jefferis and Ann Kemp.
  • John Jefferis was baptized on 22 July 1804 in Alton, Hampshire.
  • He witnessed the marriage of Ann Mary Jefferis and Thomas Poynder Garrett on 16 October 1851 in Alton, Hampshire; Ann's father is shown as Henry Jefferis. Witnesses are Sarah Jefferis (wife of James), John Jefferis, William and Mary Garrett.
    (From the Diary of William Terrell Gunner of Will Hall Alton - Mr and Mrs Garrett to the station hence they were off to the Continent; Garrett is studying at Cambridge for the Church, and he's married this day to our friend Mary Jefferies. I am sure I wish her every happiness and that she may fulfil the many duties of a clergyman's wife.")
  • His marriage, at 61 years and 1 month, to Rhoda Taylor was registered in the September 1865 Quarter in Bristol, Gloucestershire Registration District.
  • John Jefferis and Rhoda Taylor appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Lower Oldfield, Honley, York. John is shown as a 76 year old Woollen Manufacturer born Alton, Hampshire living with his wife Rhonda 49 born Longwood, York, a wool weaver and their daughters Rhoda 15 born Longwood, York, a wool weaver and Hannah aged 9 born Honley York, a scholar.
  • His death was recorded with the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the September 1889 Quarter.

Children of John Jefferis and Rhoda Taylor