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 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 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 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 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.
  • 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 Honley. 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 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 Rockhampton, Queensland, at age 1. Harrington died of dysentry after a 5 week illness. His father's occupation is shown as miner.
  • Harrington 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, 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 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 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 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 Hampshire at age 81.
  • Henry 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 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 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.
  • Henry 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 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 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 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.

Children of Henry Eggar Jefferis and Kathleen Victoria Mary Smith

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 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 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 Titchfield. 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, 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. Henry was a carpenter.
  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis and Catherine Prior appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Saltwater Creek, 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, 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 Queensland. Henry is shown as a carpenter.
  • Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis died on 14 September 1953 in Queensland at age 84.
  • Henry 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, 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 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 Tottenham, England, Registration District in the June 1873 Quarter.
  • Henry 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 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 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 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 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 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 Titchfield. 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.
  • James 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 St Saviour 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 Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census, Jane Jefferis was living in the household of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb in 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 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 Titchfield. 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 Southhampton. She is shown as a 59 year old sick nurse in a sanitorium.
  • Jane Jefferis died on 18 January 1911 in 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 Hampshire.
  • He witnessed the marriage of Ann (Mary) Jefferis and Thomas Poynder Garrett on 16 October 1851 in 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 Honley. 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 West Riding Registration District in the September 1889 Quarter.

Children of John Jefferis and Rhoda Taylor

Joseph Jefferis

M, b. 12 July 1905
  • Joseph Jefferis was born on 12 July 1905 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry Samuel Eggar Jefferis and Catherine Prior.
  • Joseph Jefferis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Gladstone. Joseph is shown as a labourer.
  • Joseph Jefferis married Alice Fields circa 1940 in Queensland.

Kathleen Mary Jefferis

F, b. 4 October 1925, d. 14 May 1989

Leo Jefferis

M, b. 21 October 1928, d. 5 January 1999
  • Leo Jefferis was born on 21 October 1928.
  • He was the son of Henry Eggar Jefferis and Kathleen Victoria Mary Smith.
  • Leo Jefferis died on 5 January 1999 in Queensland at age 70. His death notice appeared in the Frazer Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay) on 7 January 1999.

Lewis Jefferis

M, b. 1834, d. March 1896
  • Lewis Jefferis was born in 1834 in Alton, England.
  • He was the son of Henry Jefferis and Ann Sparshott.
  • Lewis Jefferis was baptized on 1 November 1834 in Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census, Lewis Jefferis was living in the household of Henry Jefferis and Ann Sparshott in 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.

  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census, Lewis Jefferis was living in the household of Henry Jefferis and Ann Sparshott in 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.

  • At the age of 26 years, Lewis Jefferis married Julia Wise Eames on 22 May 1860 in Farringdon.
  • Lewis Jefferis and Julia Wise Eames appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Chelsea. Lewis is shown as a 26 year old secretary, born Alton. Julia is shown as 24 years old, born Hampshire.

  • On 19 November 1878 Lewis was a proprietor of a large hotel in Glasgow, he sent a box of "Black Game" to W T Gunner (WT Gunners Diary.)
  • Lewis Jefferis and Julia Wise Eames appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Brighton. Lewis is shown as a 46 year old Hotel Keeper born Alton Hamsphire. His 44 year old wife Juliet W was also born in Alton. Various servants and visitors are also at the household.

  • Lewis Jefferis appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Marylebone. Lewis is shown as a 56 year old born Alton.
  • His death was recorded with the Lindon Registration District in the March 1896 Quarter.

Child of Lewis Jefferis and Julia Wise Eames

Lewis Bright Jefferis

M, b. 6 February 1875, d. 16 May 1875
  • Lewis Bright Jefferis was born on 6 February 1875 in Boolburra, Queensland. Robert Kemp's occupation is shown as clerk.
  • He was the son of Robert Kemp Jefferis and Emily Ann Bright.
  • Lewis Bright Jefferis died on 16 May 1875 in Boolburra. Lewis died of fever and ague aged 10 days. His father's occupation was a clerk.
  • Lewis was buried on 17 May 1875 in Boolburra.

Lewis Robert Jefferis

M, b. 18 January 1870
  • Lewis Robert Jefferis was born on 18 January 1870. The only record of his existence is in the Kemp family bible. There is no offical record of Lewis' birth and no other record has been found. Perhaps he was still born and there was not requirement for the parents to register his birth and death.
  • He was the son of Henry Sparshott Jefferis and Elizabeth Mary Monk.

Lilian Arrenberg Jefferis

F, b. December 1892

Louisa Martha Jefferis

F, b. 25 July 1849, d. 26 October 1915
  • Louisa Martha Jefferis was born on 25 July 1849 in Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb.
  • Louisa Martha Jefferis was baptized on 7 September 1849 in Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census, Louisa Martha Jefferis was living in the household of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb in 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, Louisa Martha Jefferis was living in the household of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb in 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 time of the 2 April 1871 census, Louisa Martha Jefferis was living in the household of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb in Titchfield. 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.

  • At the age of 31 years and 1 month, Louisa Martha Jefferis married Charles Downes, son of John Downes and Helen Furness, in September 1880 in Hampshire, England.
  • Louisa Martha Jefferis and Charles Downes appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Bruxton Extra. Charles is shown as the 30 year old head born Derby, a public auditor and accountant living with his wife Louisa aged 31, born Alton, Hampshire. A servant Ann Redfern, 14 born Stanton, Derby is also living with them.

  • Louisa Martha Jefferis and Charles Downes immigrated to Albany, Western Australia, in 1888. They arrived on the 16 June 1888 on the "Austral" with their son Joscelyn.
  • Louisa Martha Jefferis was widowed on 7 March 1896 when died when Charles died under mysterious circumstances. After his death she took in washing and did housekeeping to make ends meet, a very different circumstance to her youth and early married life when her family and husband were able to afford to pay servants.
    She lived with her son Joscelyn and his family at 9 First Avenue, Marylands for many years.
  • Louisa Martha Jefferis died on 26 October 1915 in Guildford, Western Australia, at age 66. She died from bronchitis and cardiac arrest.
  • Louisa was buried in Karrakatta Cemetery.
  • Probate for her estate was granted on 2 December 1915 in the Supreme Court of Western Australia; A report in "The Western Australian" newspaper on 3 December 1915 showed "Louisa Martha
    Downes, late of Guildford to Joscelyn Jefferis Downes, amount not stated."

Child of Louisa Martha Jefferis and Charles Downes

Margaret Lockwood Jefferis

F, b. 19 November 1863, d. 28 March 1865
  • Margaret Lockwood Jefferis was born on 19 November 1863 in Victoria.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Kemp Jefferis and Emily Ann Bright.
  • Margaret Lockwood Jefferis died on 28 March 1865 in Victoria at age 1.
  • Margaret was buried on 29 March 1865 in Ballarat Cemetery.

Marion May Jefferis

F, b. 4 May 1899

Martha Jefferis

F, b. 1766

Martin Jefferis

M, b. 8 January 1868, d. 1909
  • Martin Jefferis was born on 8 January 1868 in London.
  • He was the son of Henry Sparshott Jefferis and Elizabeth Mary Monk.
  • Martin Jefferis's birth was registered in the London, an unknown place Registration District in the March 1868 Quarter.
  • His marriage, at 24 years and 1 month, to Elizabeth Arrenberg Montague was registered in the March 1892 Quarter Registration District.
  • Martin Jefferis died in 1909 in West Hampshire.

Children of Martin Jefferis and Elizabeth Arrenberg Montague

Mary Eggar Jefferis

F, b. 25 December 1845, d. December 1922
  • Mary Eggar Jefferis was christened on 25 December 1845 in Hampshire. (Birth registered December 1845 - Jefferis Mary Eggar Alton 7 14. )
  • She was the daughter of James Jefferis and Mary Eggar.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census, Mary Eggar Jefferis was living in the household of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb in 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.

  • Mary Eggar Jefferis appeared on the census of 1851. shown as a 5 year old, born Alton.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census, Mary Eggar Jefferis was living in the household of James Jefferis and Sarah Webb in 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.

  • Mary Eggar Jefferis appeared on the census of 1861 in Hampshire. Mary is shown as a 15 year old scholar living with her parents.
  • She appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Titchfield. Mary was working as a governess in her sister Jane's school.

  • She appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Surry. Mary was boarding with a Charlotte Pendred, who ran a textile shop and an Ann Taylor, professor of Music. She was working as a daily governess.

  • At the age of 38 years, Mary Eggar Jefferis married William Clarke in 1884 in Derby.
  • Mary Eggar Jefferis appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Cleveland. shown as a 42 year old living with her husband William (37, living on own means) and his daughters Alice M 10, and Florence 9. Both born St Werburghs, Derby.)
  • She appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Littleham, Devon. shown as a 54 year old widow living on own means, with Alice Clarke 20 a governess, and Florence Clarke 19 also a governess.

  • Between 1901 and 1911,her husband, William Clarke died. Mary was shown as a widow on the 1911 census.
  • Her death was recorded with the West Derby Registration District in the December 1922 Quarter.
  • Mary Eggar Jefferis appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.

Mary Elizabeth Jefferis

F, b. 22 July 1807, d. September 1881
  • Mary Elizabeth Jefferis was also known as Elizabeth.
  • She was born on 22 July 1807.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Jeffery Jefferis and Ann Kemp.
  • Mary Elizabeth Jefferis was baptized on 16 October 1807 in Hampshire.
  • At the age of 21 years, 10 months and 13 days, Mary Elizabeth Jefferis married Edward Baigent on 4 June 1829 in Hampshire. Mary and Edward were married by licence. Witnesses were Robert Jefferis, George Tiffin (?) Mary Binstead and Ann Masting(?)
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census, Mary Elizabeth Jefferis was living in the household of Sarah Jefferis and John Baigent in East Worldham. John is shown as a 51 year old farmer of 1250 acres with 50 men and 12 boys born Binstead Hampshire. Sarah is shown as 47 years old born Alton. Their children Mary T aged 12 born East Worldham, Helen M aged 8, born East Worldham were living with them as did Mary C (E) Baigent, John's mother aged 72 born Alton, and Jane C (E) Baigent, aged 37 born Binstead, an annuitant. Servants and a governess also lived with them.

  • Her death was recorded with the Alton, Hampshire, Registration District in the September 1881 Quarter.

Children of Mary Elizabeth Jefferis and Edward Baigent

Mary Louisa Jefferis

F, b. June 1868, d. June 1870
  • Mary Louisa Jefferis's birth was registered in the Alton, Hampshire Registration District in the June 1868 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of James Eggar Jefferis and Jane Louisa Webb.
  • Her death was recorded with the Alton Registration District in the June 1870 Quarter . She was 2 years old.