Sampson Henry Chambers
M, b. 14 February 1866, d. 18 March 1938
- Charts: Descendants of Mary Chambers , Descendants of John Jones, Descendants of Thomas Jeffery, Descendants of Bernard Lockwood
- Sampson Henry Chambers was born on 14 February 1866 in Bloxwich, 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, 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 Aston, 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 Bloxwich. 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 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 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 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.Woowoonga Methodist Church - moved from Mt Perry by the Church Committe of which Sam Chambers was a member. Photo taken c 1910.
- He and Edith Mary Jefferis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Woowoonga. 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.
- Sampson Henry Chambers died on 18 March 1938 in 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
- Ellen Chambers+ b. 30 August 1895, d. July 1992
- Edith Mary Chambers+ b. 22 September 1897, d. 31 December 1969
- Henry Arthur William Chambers+ b. 21 October 1900, d. 14 February 1955
- John (Bright) Chambers+ b. 1 June 1903, d. 12 June 1992
- Gertrude Emily Chambers+ b. 12 February 1906, d. 15 September 1993
F, b. 1887, d. 2 March 1967
- Sarah Chambers was born in 1887 in Queensland.
- She was the daughter of William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell.
- At the age of 22 years, Sarah Chambers married Thomas George Brown, son of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden, on 12 April 1909 in Queensland.
- On 15 April 1962,her husband, Thomas George Brown died in Queensland at age 79.
- Sarah Chambers died on 2 March 1967 in Queensland.
- She was buried on 3 March 1967 in Cabarlah Cemetery. CE1-00H-0005.
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.
M, b. 22 May 1831
- Thomas Chambers was baptized on 22 May 1831 in St Just in Roseland.
- 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 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).
M, b. circa 1860
- Thomas Chambers was born circa 1860 in St Mawes.
- 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. 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. 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. 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.
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; 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.
M, b. 5 April 1854, d. 24 December 1918
- Thomas Chambers was born on 5 April 1854 in 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 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 Queensland at age 56.
- Thomas Chambers died on 24 December 1918 in Queensland at age 64.
- He was buried on 26 December 1918 in Toowong Cemetery.
Violet E Chambers
F, b. 1907
- Charts: Descendants of William Crawford.
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
- William Thomas Chambers was born in 1889 in Queensland.
- He was the son of William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell.
- At the age of 29 years, William Thomas Chambers married Maria Winnifred Pauline Ryan, daughter of James Ryan and Mary Jane Groom, in 1918 in Queensland.
- William Thomas Chambers and Maria Winnifred Pauline Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Cooyar. He was a railway employee and their son William, who also lived at Cooyar was an engine driver.
- William Thomas Chambers died on 24 November 1965 in Queensland.
- He was buried on 25 November 1965 in Cabarlah Cemetery.
Marie du Champ
- Charts: Descendants of Thomas Cossart
F, b. circa 1810
F, b. 17 March 1835
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.
M, b. 1907
F, b. 1 November 1789
F, b. 18 September 1864
- Elizabeth Chant was also known as Bessie.
- She was baptized on 18 September 1864 in West Chinnock.
- 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 West Chinnock. 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.
F, b. 25 June 1837
George Albert Chant
M, b. 3 March 1867
- George Albert Chant was baptized on 3 March 1867 in West Chinnock.
- 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 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.
- 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 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 at age 40.
M, b. 29 December 1805
- Isaac Chant was baptized on 29 December 1805 in West Chinnock.
- 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.
- The family was not on the 1851 or 1861 census.
M, b. 7 March 1843, d. 27 April 1915
- Isaiah Chant was born on 7 March 1843 in West Chinnock.
- At the age of 20 years, 9 months and 19 days, Isaiah Chant married Mary Ann Hockey, daughter of Edmund Hockey and Ann Pope, on 26 December 1863 in Middle Chinnock.
- Isaiah Chant and Mary Ann Hockey appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 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.
- Isaiah Chant died on 27 April 1915 in West Chinnock at age 72.
M, b. circa 1770
- James Chant was born circa 1770.
- James Chant married Mary Mudford.
F, b. circa 1745
- Charts: Descendants of Stephen Hooper
M, b. 24 March 1833
F, b. 4 December 1842
F, b. 14 February 1830
F, b. circa 1740
- Susannah Chant was born circa 1740.
- Susannah Chant married William Hockey in 1765.