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  • ID: I9
  • Name: John Amey 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 Mar 1789 in Edmondsham, Dorset, Eng 2
  • Note:
    Family History on Line Lists Cranborne Birth
    Employment history lists Edmondsham as Place of birth
  • Christening: 15 Mar 1789 Cranborne, Dorset, Eng 3 4
  • Note:
    Cranborne Dorset Baptisms 1780-1813

    Baptism: Cranborne. John of Thomas and Flower Amey, was born March 11th and Chriftened March 15th 1789 Regiftered March 15th by me Henry Donne, Vicar
  • Death: 11 Jun 1866 in Alberton, Vic Aust 5
  • Note:
    Death Alberton Victoria Reg. 3823
    DC Information: Date 11th June 1866 at Alberton
    John Amey farmer Age 78 years Cause of Death: Natural decay , 8 days ill
    Parents information: not known
    Born: Cranborne Dorset
    Married: Ringwood Hants. England at 20 years of age to Elizabeth Lawford

    The following information is Incorrect
    How many years in the Aust. Colonies stating which
    5 years Sydney
    7 years Tasmania
    16 years in Victoria
    Therefore 28 years - misquoted by 6 years

    *** Should Read
    Awaiting transportation to Aust. Trial July 1832
    Arrived Sydney November 1833 = 1.5years
    Certificate of freedom April 1842 = 9 years Sydney
    7 years Tasmania
    16 years Victoria
    Therefore 34 years = birth year 1789/90

    Informant: J.G. Simmons, Farmer Married to: Grand-daughter of deceased
    (6 male and 2 female children is correct but names and ages in error)
    John [57],
    Rachel [55],
    Daniel [52],
    Charles [48],
    Charlotte [46],
    Thomas [43],
    Abraham [40],
    Henry [38].

    James Gisby Simmons only knew John [Father-in-law] & Henry - Ages for both are incorrect
    Children should be entered as
    John (55),
    Daniel (53), if living,
    Charlotte (would be 51) (Deceased 1850 ),
    Charles (48) if living,
    Eliza (47) [ see Eliza Amey m Ambrose Shearing]
    George (would be 45) (deceased,prior to 1861) [See George Amey m Jane Lawford ]James (44), [See James Amey m Elizabeth Haskell] Henry (42)

    All of these children give their place of birth as Sandford Hampshire
    All Give Father's Name as John Amey
    Those Baptised in Ringwood Hampshire are John, Daniel, Charles, Charlotte, George & Henry. No Baptisms found for Eliza & James.

    Letter from Les Amey to John Doran 4th May 1977
    "It is a wonder that Simmons had to complete the death certificate when the son was still living at Franklin River. The ages of the children as given on the certificate do not correspond with other dates that we have, for instance John's age is given as 57 which would make his birth date 1809 whereas we know it was 1811. Henry's is given as 38 which would make his birthdate 1828 whereas I have information that he was born on the 12th Feb 1823."

    Amey - An Australian Pioneering family by Ivan Frederick Amey c1994
    "John's Death Certificate records the period that he spent in New South Wales and Tasmania, and lists his children and their ages. There are discrepancies in the children's names and ages on the certificate compared with the Hampshire records but this is understandable as the certificate was filled in by John Jnr.'s son-in-law James Gisby Simmons, Charlotte Amey's husband."
  • Burial: 13 Jun 1866 Alberton, Vic Aust 6
  • Note:
    Burial recorded in Alberton Cemetery Records held by the
    Port Albert Maritime Museum.
    Grave No. not recorded Headstone badly eroded.

    Grandson-in-law James Gisby Simmons paid for his burial
    [Ivan Amey]
  • Event: PICTURES & DOCUMENTS
  • Note:
    Baptism: Parish register of baptisms John Amey 1789
    Document: M.C. John Amey & Elizabeth Lawford 1810
    Document: Letter from Dr. Little
    Newspaper: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian 1832
    Newspaper: Morning Post London 1832
    Photograph: Winchester (Site of Trial)
    Photograph: Book - Criminal Register
    Document: UK Prison Hulk Register
    Photograph: Tyrell Estate Dorset
    Portrait: Henry Fane
    Painting: Hulks at Portsmouth
    Picture: Ship "Aurora"
    Document: Shipping Details 1833
    Document: Aurora Convict Indents in Numerical Order CORRECT ENTRY
    Document: Aurora Indent *INCORRECT ENTRY in Alphabetical Order
    Document: Aurora Indent John Spear in Alphabetical Order
    Document: Assignment of convicts article, Australian Newspaper
    Photograph: Rev. Thomas Hassall X 4
    Document: Convict Muster, 1837
    Document: Ticket of Leave, 1838
    Document: Certificate of Freedom 1842
    Document: To Tasmania 1843 "City of Sydney"
    Document: Electoral Roll 1856-7 John Am[e]y Sen
    Document: MC of son John Amey Jnr 1884
    Document: Letter re name Julian - John Doran
    Document: D.C. John Amey X 2
    Document: Map of Alberton Property
    Photograph: Alberton Cemetery
  • Event: Correspondence 5 Dec 1977 Ringwood, Hants. Eng
  • Note:
    Letter from: Dr. R.H. Little to Mr Harris
    "I have searched the Ringwood Registers and enclose a list of entries I think are pertinent to your request.
    Marriage. 15 Nov 1810 John AMEY, sojourner and Bach, of Ringwood and Elizabeth LAWFORD, spinster of Ringwood.
    Their family (or at least those who were Baptised) are entered thus:-
    1. 15 March 1811 John
    2. 22 Oct 1813 Daniel
    3. 31 Jan 1816 Charlotte
    4. 1 April 1818 John* (Note: aged 13 months Query)
    5. 28 Sept 1818 Charles
    6. 23 Feb 1821 George
    7. 22 Jan 1824 Harry
    This does not confirm entirely the list you give, but there may have been others not Baptised.

    This is a retirement hobby of mine so I make no charge, but if you care to send me a small donation to the Church Fabric Fund I will give it to the Vicar - after all the registers do belong to the church."

    *Baptism of a second John - may not belong to this family
    7
  • Event: Julian Name
  • Note:
    Amey Family History by John Thomas Doran
    Letter : " I have heard my mother [Charlotte Louisa Simmons nee Amey] spoke of Hester and Harry Amey and John Amey's father: Julian Amey.
    Uncle Joe Simmons [Joseph Price Simmons] who twelve months back was with me returning from Yarram to Foster and told be where Julian Amey had a property on the Albert River, about two or three miles west of Alberton."
    8
  • Event: Employment 1811/1812 Hampshire, Engl. [Hants]
  • Note:
    SETTLEMENT EXAMINATION
    There is a settlement examination for a John Amey, aged 23, of Ringwood, which says that he was born at Edmondsham, Dorset, where his father (Thomas ) was legally settled in 1789.
    A fortnight after Michaelmas 1811 John hired himself for one year to John Short Hayter of *Rockford in the parish of Ellingham, yeoman, whom he served for a year.
    He has a wife Elizabeth and a son John aged 1, dated 1812.
    *Rockford, Ellingham, Hampshire
    TERMS OF A LEGAL SETTLEMENT
    People were not permitted to move from Parish to Parish in case they became a burden and needed Parish relief. A man would belong to the parish his father was born in or had a legal settlement in ( John's father Thomas was Legally Settled in Edmondsham Dorset in 1789). A Woman , Elizabeth for example would belong to her husband's parish as would her children. John was out of work in 1811 and hired himself out in Ringwood to avoid being removed to Dorset. John & Elizabeth's children may have been removed to Dorset with their Grandmother and Uncles under these laws when John was sent to prison.
    9
  • Residence: 1811/1824 Sandford, Hants, Eng
  • Note:
    Baptisms of his children or later on Census information

    Sandford is a small hamlet in the New Forest National Park of Hampshire, England. Its nearest town is Ringwood, which liesd approximately 2.6 miles (4.1 km) north from the hamlet. (Wikipedia)
    4 10
  • Event: Criminal Register Court 1832 Hampshire, Engl. [Hants]
  • Note:
    Name: John Amey
    Date of Trial: Summer 1832
    Trial Year: 1832
    Location of Trial: Hampshire, England
    Sentence:Transportation
    4
  • Event: Warrant Issued Court 14 Jul 1832 Hampshire, Engl. [Hants]
  • Note:
    National Archives Proceedings
    Q/50/13 Register of Deputations to Gamekeepers- The elder Amey
    John Amey, the elder, aged 42. Committed by H. Hopkins, Esq. charged with having on the 28th day of April last, feloniously stolen from and out of a barn, in the parish of Sopley, two trusses of hay and four sacks of beans in the dust, of the value of sixteen shillings, the goods and chattels of Lieutenant - General Sir Henry Fane - warrant dated July 14th 1832.
    7 years transportation.
    No putrid or infectious disorder in the Gaol or House of Correction Giles
    King Lyford surgeon.

    Summer Assizes: Winchester, Hampshire, Eng
    John Amey
    Crime: Larceny
    Sentence: Transportation 7 years
    4 11
  • Event: Charged with Stealing Hay Trial 16 Jul 1832 Southampton, Eng
  • Note:
    Southhampton Summer Assizes
    Name: John Amey
    Description: Aged 43 years
    Education: None
    Religion: Protestant
    Marital Status: Widower with 6 male and 2 female children
    Native place: Dorset
    Trade: Farm servant and Groom
    Guilty
    Sentence: 7 years [no former convictions]

    Hampshire Chronicle and Southampton Courier newspaper,
    dated Monday July 23, 1832.
    Surname misspelled Amery in paragraph of prisoners sentenced to seven years transportation.
    Also a shorter reference to him in the Salisbury and Winchester Journal name also Misspelled Arnery.
    Also from the Calendar of prisoners in the County Gaol of Winchester tried at the summer assizes before the Hon. Sir William Elias Taunton, Knight. (one of his Majesty's justice of the court of King's bench and The Hon. Sir John Patteson, Knight (one other of his Majesty's Justices of the Court of King's bench), holden at The Castle of Winchester on Monday July 16, 1832, Sir William Heathcote, Bart, High Sheriff.
    The Grand Jury The right honourable William Sturges Bourne foreman.
    Sir H.J.Tichborne Thomas Chamberlain Esq. H.W.Powell esq.
    Sir T. Baring John Rawlinson Esq. E.H. Houlton esq.
    John H. Beaufoy Esq. George Lovell Esq. Robert Cole Esq.
    Edward Knight esq. William Abbott Esq. William Nevill Esq.
    Walter Long Esq. S.R.Jarvis Esq. George P. Jervoise Esq.

    John Amey, the elder, aged 42. Committed by H. Hopkins, Esq. charged with having on the 28th day of April last, feloniously stolen from and out of a barn, in the parish of Sopley, two trusses of hay and four sacks of beans in the dust, of the value of sixteen shillings, the goods and chattels of *Lieutenant - General Sir Henry Fane - warrant dated July 14th 1832.
    7 years transportation.
    No putrid or infectious disorder in the Gaol or House of Correction Giles
    King Lyford surgeon.

    *General Sir Henry Fane 26/11/1778-24/3/1840
    Commanded brigades under the Duke of Wellington.
    Named Commander in Chief of India 1835
    Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

    Information from Carol Somerfield by e-mail March /2010
    12
  • Event: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian Newspaper 21 Jul 1832 Hampshire, Engl. [Hants]
  • Note:
    HAMPSHIRE ASSIZES
    John Amey aged 28 was indicted for stealing at the parish of Sopley on 28th April last, two trusses of hay and four sacks od beans, the property of General Sir Henry Fane. The facts of the case were not interesting, but the Jury found the prisoner guilty - Seven years transportation.
    13
  • Event: Newspaper 23 Jul 1832 London, Eng
  • Note:
    Morning Post, London
    HAMPSHIRE ASSIZES - Winchester July 21
    John Amey for stealing hay and beans from a farm belonging to Sir Henry Fane at Sopley
    13
  • Event: Ship Hardy Hulk 27 Jul 1832 Portsmouth, Hampshire, Eng.
  • Note:
    Winchester
    No. 2934
    Name: Jno Amey
    Age: 42
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1790
    Date Received: 27 Jul 1832
    Ship:Hardy
    Place Moored: Portsmouth
    Date Convicted: 16 Jul 1832
    Place Convicted: Winchester
    Stealing Beans
    Sentence: 7 years
    How Disposed of: N.S.W. 26th June 1833
    4
  • Event: Transportation 1833
  • Note:
    Left Portsmouth 04/07/1833
    Transported to Australia on the ship 'Aurora'
    300 male prisoners John Amey Prisoner No 204
    Where Committed: Southampton Assizes
    16th July 1832 Term: 7 years
    Arrived: Sydney NSW 03/11/1833
    12
  • DSCR: 1833
  • Note:
    List of Male Convicts by the ship Aurora (1) Dalrymple Dowson, arrived from England 3d November 1833
    Standing No. of Convict 33-2832 Indent No 204
    Name: John Amey
    *Convict Indent No Number: 204
    Age :43
    Education: None
    Religion: Protestant
    Marital Status: Widower with 6 male & 2 female children
    Native Place: Dorset
    Trade/Calling: Farm Servant & Groom
    Crime: Stealing hay
    Where Tried: Southhampton Assizes
    When Tried: 16 July 1832
    Sentence: 7 years
    No former convictions
    Height: 5ft 4 1/4
    Complexion: Dark
    Colour of Hair: Dark brown mixed with grey
    Eyes: Hazel
    Remarks: Lost a front tooth, upper jaw.
    Scar inside left thumb. Scar back of neck.
    Scar back of right wrist. Large scar right thumb.
    NB the physical description of convict Indent No 203 John Spear has somehow been entered on the handwritten entry of the Aurora as the description of John Amey.
    The entry above tallies with his description on his Certificate of Freedom.
    14
  • Event: Australian Newspaper Newspaper 29 Nov 1833 NSW. Aust
  • Note:
    Government Gazette
    Return of assignments of male convicts made the month of October 1833. Distribution of convicts per Aurora:
    Private service ...256
    Public ditto ... 24
    Port Macquarie .. 4
    Carters' Barracks .. 7
    Unfit for assignment .. 9
    Total 300
    15
  • Event: Convict Assignment 1833/1837 N.S.W. Aust
  • Note:
    John Amey was assigned to the Rev. Thomas Hassall, in the County of Cooke District of Campbelltown.
    Rev. Thomas Hassall of 'Denbigh' at 421 The Northern Road, Cobbitty in the Parish of Cooke in the County of Cumberland.
    He employed between 12 and 20 convict servants who worked from early morning until sundown. Wheat and hay was grown, and horses sold . The convicts were supervised by a Scottish overseer who called them to work in the morning by sounding a bullock horn.
    Thomas' parish was a large one reaching from Cabramatta to Goulburn, this enabled him to follow his father's footsteps - breeding and selling fine horses. Thomas rode his horses throughout the vast area of his Parish. In 1822 Thomas married Anne Marsden, the daughter of Rev. Samuel Marsden who was nicknamed 'The Flogging Parson'.
    The nickname of Thomas became 'The Galloping Parson'. "....always highly regarded Thomas epitomised the best qualities of a generous and pious man" [Hassall Family Website]
    Obituary of Thomas Hassall
    'No flogger he, no dark side to his heart. Belief and love came naturally to him...'
    9
  • Event: Convict Muster 31 Dec 1837 N.S.W. Aust
  • Note:
    Name: Amey, John
    Age: 46 years
    Name of the Ship in which they arrived: Aurora
    Year of Arrival:1833
    Where Tried: Winchester
    Name of the master to whom each convict is at present assigned and the District in which he is stationed
    Name of Master: Rev. Thos Hassall
    Name of District: Cooke
    Remarks: Ticket of Leave
    4
  • Event: Ticket of Leave 8 Apr 1838 Campbeltown, NSW Aust
  • Note:
    Ticket of Leave No: 38/562
    Prisoner No: 33/2832
    Recommended November 1837. Granted 08/04/1838 Campbelltown N.S.W. Bench
    Ship: Aurora (1)
    Master: Dawson
    Year: 1833
    Trial: Southhampton Assizes
    Date: 16th July 1832
    Sentence: 7 years
    Allowed to remain in the District of Cooke
    On Recommendation of Campbelltown Bench
    Dated: November 1837
    12 14
  • Event: The Australian Newspaper 1 May 1838 Sydney, NSW Aust
  • Note:
    The Australian, Sydney 1/5/1838
    The Colonial Secretary's Office 24/4/1838
    The under mentioned Prisoners of the Crown have obtained Tickets of Leave since the last publication.
    COUNTY OF CAMDEN, Campbelltown.
    Amey John , Aurora
    15
  • DSCR: 1842
  • Note:
    Year of Birth: 1790
    Height: 5ft 4.5 in
    Complexion: Dark, Sallow
    Hair: Dark brown mixed with grey
    Eyes: Hazel
    General Remarks: Lost all the teeth in the upper
    jaw except three in the front
    Scar inside left thumb. Scar back of neck another
    back of right wrist. Scar outside right thumb
    Held a Ticket of Leave no: 38/562 08/04/1838
    14
  • Event: Certificate of Freedom 26 Apr 1842 NSW. Aust
  • Note:
    Prisoner No: 33/2832
    Cert. of Freedom No: 42/630
    Name: John Amey
    Ship: Aurora
    Master: Dawson
    Year:1833
    Native Place: Dorset
    Trade or Calling: Labour (sic) & Groom
    Offence: Stealing Hay
    Place of Trial: Southhampton Assizes
    Date of Trial: 16 July 1832
    Sentence: 7 years
    Year of Birth: 1790
    Height: 5ft 41/2 inches
    Complexion: Dark sallow
    Hair: Dark brown mixed with grey
    Eyes: Hazel
    General Remarks: Lost all the teeth in upper jaw except three in the front.
    Scar inside left thumb
    Scar back of neck another back of right wrist
    Inverted scar outside of right thumb.

    AMEY, John Aurora 183342/0630 26 Apr 1842 Certificate of Freedom [4/4373; Reel 1011] TL 38/562
    AMEY, John Aurora 183338/562 Ticket of Leave [4/4119; Reel 929]District: Cooke; Born: Dorset; Trade: Farmservant; Tried: Southam Winches
    Source: NSW State Records
    12
  • Event: Newspaper 17 Jan 1843 Sydney, NSW Aust
  • Note:
    Australasian Cronicle 17 Jan 1843
    Ticket of Leave and Certificate of Freedom
    His Excellency the Governor directs it to be that a fee of two shillings and sixpence will henceforth be charged at the office of the Superintendent of Convicts, whenever the holder of a ticket of leave is allowed, to have his Ticket of Leave, for his own convenience, changed from one district to another.
    Certificates of Freedom have been prepared for the undermentioned persons vis,-
    Amey John, Aurora
    15
  • Event: Travel 18 May 1843 Hobart Town, Tas. Aust
  • Note:
    As a released convict from Sydney to Hobart Ship 'City of Sydney'
    Australasian Cronicle 9/5/1843
    VESSELS CLEARED OUT
    For Hobart Town, the brig City of Sydney, Capt. Mackay
    Passengers - ........and J. Amey

    Colonial Times, Hobart 23/5/1843
    MAY 18 Arrived the brig "City of Sydney", Master Mackay, from Sydney 11inst. Passengers, ....... Messrs Amey etc.

    Passenger List 'City of Sydney' 18 5/1843
    Steerage Passengers, Mr Amey
    16 15 15
  • Event: Travel 1850
  • Note: Sailed from Hobart Tasmania to Victoria 1
  • Residence: 1850 Yarram, Vic Aust
  • Note: Established a farming property named "Parkside" 2 miles east of Yarram. (The area now includes an aerodrome.) 1
  • Residence: 1852/1866 Alberton, Vic Aust
  • Note:
    1850's Held Jack River Run
    1863-64 Jack Rivulet Run
    20th Feb.1863 Lessee of land between Albert & Jack Rivers near
    Alberton (Flood story)
    29th May 1863 "Jack Rivulet Run" liable to be forfeited; rent unpaid.
    Rate Book 1863 Dwelling & land at Alberton 30 Jack River 38.8.0
    1865: Planned to sell Jack River Run to pay debts of son John Amey
    Jnr.
    1866: Living at Victoria Reserve, Alberton
    (Gippsland General Directory)
    6
  • Event: Arrivals 1 Sep 1852
  • Note:
    His son John Jnr sails from Tasmania per "Free Trader" destination
    Port Albert. He arrives with a new partner Ellen Stafford
    17
  • Census: 1853 Alberton, Vic Aust
  • Note: Entered as John Amy 18
  • Event: Registration Voter's Roll May 1856 Alberton, Vic Aust
  • Note: John Am[e]y Sen; Farmer, Freehold. Address Phipps St. Alberton 4
  • Event: Newspaper 23 Apr 1857 Gippsland, Vic Aust
  • Note:
    Gippsland Guardian 23/4/1857
    TAKE NOTICE
    Any persons found driving cattle upon or from my run, situated between the Albert and Jack Rivers without giving me notice of the same after this date will be prosecuted according to law.
    19 1
  • Event: Arrivals 5 Jan 1859 Alberton, Vic Aust
  • Note:
    Charles Amey, Aged 20 years
    (Son of Julian's deceased daughter Charlotte Amey m. James Haskell )
    Arrives Melbourne per "Meteor" Destination stated at Port Albert.
    17
  • Event: Arrivals 12 Jul 1859 Alberton, Vic Aust
  • Note: Henry Amey (son) with wife Margretta Amey nee Lush and children of Henry's 1st Marriage: James, Mary & Emma. per "Orwell" destination Port Albert 17
  • Residence: 21 Jul 1859 Alberton, Vic Aust
  • Note:
    Jack River Exploration
    ... John Amey, father of convict John Amey was residing in Alberton and applied for a pre-emptive right to the Jack Rivulet Run 21st July 1859.
    He claimed to have improvements erected thereon consisting of one house, containing two rooms, one stable, stockyards, bridges, and four acres under cultivation. It was referred to the District Surveyor
    19th August 1859 to decide whether the land was required for public purposes or was of an auriferous nature.
    The surveyor's report by W. Dawson dated 27th August 1859 stated that there were no indications of auriferous deposits and that the land was not required for public purposes. He noted improvements including a slab hut, stockyards and garden. John Amey received
    permission to be granted pre-emptive rights to the run which he held until 1864.
    20
  • Event: Newspaper 6 Sep 1859 Melbourne, Vict. Aust
  • Note:
    Argus Melbourne 6/9/1859
    Revolting Case:
    John Amey applied to the Alberton Bench on the 6th inst. for a warrant to arrest Mary Wilkinson, the hired servant of William Firman, for absconding from service and for James Wells, for harbouring her after absconding.

    ** Mary was hired to care for Mrs Firman after her husband William Firman was jailed. Mrs Firman was dangerously ill when Mary left with James Wells. A neighbour, Mrs Nagle found Mrs Firman on the floor and put her to bed where she immediately died. Mrs Nagle and others returned the next morning to find that a favourite Cockatoo had eaten the arm of the deceased Mrs Firman induced it is supposed by hunger.
    Warrants for the apprehension of Wilkinson and Wells were placed in the hands of the Police.
    19
  • Event: Marriage of Charlotte Amey & James Simmons Witness 11 Oct 1859 Alberton, Vic Aust
  • Note:
    There were 4 Generations of Ameys in Alberton at this marriage in 1859.
    John Amey Snr (Julian)
    Two of his sons. John Jnr & Henry who signed as a Witness on the Marriage Certificate
    Six Grandchildren :
    Charlotte Amey , daughter of John Jnr.
    Charles Amey, son of John Snr.'s daughter Charlotte
    Emma, Mary and James Amey the children of Henry Amey's first marriage.
    Hannah Amey , (b Oct 1859 d 1860) daughter of Henry Amey & Margaretta Lush
    2 Great Grandchildren:
    John Amey Simmons, son of Charlotte & James Simmons Baptised on this day (before or after the marriage ceremony?)


    John Amey Simmons
    5
  • Event: Argus Newspaper 26 Feb 1863 Melbourne, Vict. Aust
  • Note:
    Argus Melbourne 26.2.1863
    Floods & Great Destruction of Property
    The sudden rise of the Tarra River was the first intimation that a floodwas at hand. At Alberton the warning was very short...
    Those of our readers who are acquainted with the strip of country lying between the Albert River and the Jack River, will readily understand the peril of Mr. John Amey Snr. who leases that patch of land for a run and was on the station when the river rose. His son Mr. John Amey, was prompt to give him succour when he became aware of the danger but it was then too late to be of service. He was, however, enabled, by approaching the bank of the river, to get within hail of the old man, and was somewhat satisfied to find that he was still alive, though it was impossible to say for how long. Enough was said to give an aching heart to the son, who learnt that the father had lost horses, cows, pigs, everything swept off, and that he had been up to the middle in water all night, and was then crouched upon a table for relief. Nothing further could be done for him, so the son returned.
    19
  • Event: Newspaper 5 Mar 1863 Melbourne, Vict. Aust
  • Note:
    Argus Melbourne 5/3/1863
    Destructive Floods & Loss of Life in Gippsland
    By the courtesy of Captain Thom of the "Free Trader",
    We have a copy of the Gipps Land Guardian of the 27th ult., which contains accounts of disastrous floods in that district.
    We extract the following;-
    The late unexpected but destructive, deluge has happily passed, so far as South Gipps Land is concerned, without loss of life, though many have been the hair breadth escapes, the recital of which will be themes for many years to come.
    John Amey, Snr, remained in his perilous position on the Jack River until the water subsided, when he was relieved. ..
    19
  • Event: Property 1863
  • Note:
    Rate notice:
    John Amey's property
    Dwelling and Land at Alberton -30
    Jack River - 38/8/-
    6
  • Event: Newspaper 1863/1865 Alberton, Vic Aust
  • Note:
    NEWSPAPER ARTICLES - Gippsland Guardian 1863-1865
    These newspaper articles involve all of the adult male members of the Amey family living in Alberton between 1863-1865.

    John Amey Snr [Julian], John Amey Jnr, Charles Amey [Julian's grandson] and James Gisby Simmons [son-in-law of John Amey Jnr]
    John was in debt to Mr Howden, by 1863, fearing that the Bailiff [Thomas Burrows] was about to sieze his stock, he moved them from Park Hill to Julian's Jack River property. Also on Julian's property was a horse belonging to Charles Amey. Julian posted a trespass
    notice in the Gippsland Guardian newspaper. Thomas Burrows deputised James Reeves and James Ferguson to assist with seizing John's cattle and some horses - which they did by entering Julian's run, to return them to Park Hill. Among the stock seized was Charles Amey's horse. James Gisby Simmons, who by chance arrived at Julian's run, tried to prevent the seizure to no avail. Edward Leadbetter tried to reclaim the horse belonging to Charles but Burrows refused to surrender it. Charles and Edward Leadbetter then went to Park Hill to try to retrieve the stock .

    Burrows sued John Amey, Charles Amey and Edward Leadbetter for removing the stock. Julian sued Burrows, Reeves and Ferguson for trespass. Charles Amey sued Burrows for taking his horse.

    John Amey, Charles Amey and Edward Leadbetter were all acquitted
    21
  • Event: Newspaper 18 Sep 1863 Gippsland, Vic Aust
  • Note:
    Gippsland Guardian 18 Sep 1863
    NOTICE:
    All persons are cautioned from removing cattle from or placing cattle on the run lying between the Albert River and the Jack Rivulet or from trespassing on the said run, otherwise proceedings will be taken against them by John Amey Snr. Sept. 14th 1863
    4
  • Event: Newspaper 12 Aug 1864 Gippsland, Vic Aust
  • Note:
    Gippsland Guardian 12 Aug 1864
    Sale Notice: Bullock dray, harrows and plough for sale
    [Note: May be either to pay debts after the flood or to help pay son John's debts]
    6
  • Event: Argus Newspaper 30 Aug 1864 Melbourne, Vict. Aust
  • Note:
    Sale of Jack Rivulet Station
    THIS DAY.
    To Young Squatters,Requiring a Small, Compact, Good-Grassed Station.
    For Sale,
    With or Without the Stock.
    MR. STUBBS Is instructed by Mr. Amey (per hisagent) to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, on Tuesday next, the 30th August, 1864, at his rooms, 81 Collins-street, at twelve o'clock precisely,
    THE JACK RIVULET STATION,Gipps Land,
    About seven miles from the town and shipping yards of Port Albert. Area, 6400 acres. Stock, 60 head, including 10 dairy cows, three horses. About 400 acres subdivided into paddocks, one portion under clover, bounded by the Jack Rivulet on the east and by the Albert Rivor onthe north and west.
    Natural boundaries secure from trespass of stray stock.
    The purchaser has the prlvilcgo of selecting 320 acres. The country adjoining is unoccupied, hilly, and dry, and suitable for sheep.
    Terms-Cash, with Government Title.
    15
  • Event: Newspaper 10 Mar 1865 Gippsland, Vic Aust
  • Note:
    Gippsland Guardian ; 10 Mar 1865
    At Palmerston Court
    John Amey Charged Thomas Burrows, James Reeve and James Ferguson with Trespass. Thomas Burrows was the Bailiff appointed to seized John Amey Jnr. cattle. John Amey [Snr.] had planned to sell River Jack Run to pay son's [John Amey Jnr.] debts.John Amey Snr. lived at River Jack Station about 3 miles from Park Hill where John Amey Jnr. lived. John Amey Jnr. had debts, realising that the Bailiff was likely to confiscate property to cover these debts moved stock from his Park Hill property to his father's property, The Jack Run.
    6
  • Event: Newspaper 9 Feb 1866 Gippsland, Vic Aust
  • Note:
    Gippsland Guardian; 9 Feb 1866
    John Amey requires a quantity of grubbing done
    Residence: 1866 - Victoria Reserve, Alberton
    [Butler's Wood's Point and Gippsland Gen. Directory]
    6
  • Event: Wall of Honour Arrivals Canberra, ACT Aust
  • Note:
    AMEY, Emma 1851 England 'Orwell' 1859 to Melbourne, Vic
    AMEY, Henry [aka Harry], 1823 Sandford Eng 'Orwell' 1859 to Melbourne, Vic
    AMEY, James Scott, c1848 Eng. 'Orwell' 1859 to Melbourne, Vic
    *AMEY, John [aka Julian] 1789 Cranborne Eng. 'Aurora' I, 1833
    Sydney NSW
    AMEY [nee Lush] Margretta c1831 Eng. 'Orwell' 1859 to
    Melbourne, Vic
    AMEY, Mary [aka Polly]c1849, Eng 'Orwell' 1859 to Melbourne,

    ** John Amey arrived in Australia as a convict and so not sure that
    he deserves a place on the 'Wall of Honour'
    22
  • Note:
    From the Family History of Jack Doran:
    John [Jack] Doran wrote that "Uncle Joe" [Joseph Price Simmons] always refered to John Senior as Julian.

    Jack Doran had a brick which he said came from John Amey's house. It was surplus ballast from a ship which had arrived at Port Albert. [Jack did a lot of research into the origin of the brick]
    8
  • Note:
    (Research):Named as father of Eliza on her MC to Ambrose Shearing 1840
    Named as father of James on his MC to Elizabeth Haskell 1854
    Named as father of Henry on his MC to both Mary Anne Scott 1846
    and Margretta Lush 1858
    Listed erroneously as "Dead" on M of George to Jane Lawford 1848
    Named as father of John Jnr on his MC to Ellen Stafford 2/10/1884 Mother Elizabeth Lawford

    See Death Notes for other information Informant: J.G. Simmons, Farmer Married to:
    Grand-daughter of deceased
    *The Information on John's Death Certificate is Incorrect
    Children listed on Death Cert. by Grandson-in-law James Simmons:
    John [57], Rachel [65], Daniel [52], Charles [48], Charlotte [46], Thomas [43],
    Abraham [40], Henry [38].

    James Simmons knew John [Father-in-law] & Henry - and yet the ages given for both are incorrect. John Amey Snr. Convict number 204 - clearly states family as 6 male and 2 female children

    John is Transported to Australia in 1832 his children Elizabeth, Charlotte, George & James are living in Verwood Dorset with their Grandmother Flower and Uncles William & Thomas before 1840. They all appear on the 1841 Census.
    Charlotte gives birth to the first of her children there in 1834. Eliza is married there in 1840.
    The eldest son John has already been sent to Australia in 1838.
    Charles has not been found on the 1841 Census.
    Harry the baby is not there but may be with the Lawford family.

    State Library Of New South Wales - Manuscripts, Oral History & Pictures
    Title: Hassall family - Thomas Hassall's muster roll of convict servants, 1828-1833, and account book, 1822-1828
    Date of Work: 1822-1833
    Type of Material: Textual Records
    Call Number: B 27
    Issue Copy: Microfilm - CY 1223, frames 1-76 (B 27)
    In 1828 a Census Act was introduced in order to regulate and legalise the collection of information concerning the population. Census information was also collected in 1833, 1836, 1841 and 1846. From 1851 onward all colonies were required to conduct a census. The muster roll of Thomas Hassall is an example of the information collected and provides a useful insight into the makeup of Thomas Hassall's household. Census Denbigh 4 Sept. 1833', 30 names of family and servants, 1833. (Call No.: B 27: Issue microfilm CY 1223, frames 1-76)




    Father: Thomas Amey b: 1761 in Wimborne, St. Giles, Dorset Eng c: 29 Nov 1761 in Wimborne, St. Giles, Dorset Eng
    Mother: Flower Haskell b: 1767 in Cranborne, Dorset, Eng c: 5 Jul 1767 in Cranborne, Dorset, Eng

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Lawford b: 1792 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng c: 26 Sep 1792 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng
    • Married: 15 Nov 1810 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng 23 10
    • Note:
      Ringwood Parish Register
      Banns of Marriage between John Amey a sojourner and batchelor
      and Elizabeth Lawford Spinster of this Parish were published on the
      three Sundays underwritten;
      Sunday 30th day of September
      Sunday the 7th day of October
      Sunday the 14th day of October 1810
      23
    Children
    1. Has Children John Amey b: 1811 in Sandford, Hants, Eng c: 15 Mar 1811 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng
    2. Has No Children Daniel Amey b: 1813 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng c: 22 Oct 1813 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng
    3. Has Children Charlotte Amey b: Jun 1815 in Sandford, Hants, Eng c: 31 Jan 1816 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng
    4. Has No Children Charles Amey b: 1818 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng c: 28 Sep 1818 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng
    5. Has Children Eliza Amey b: Est 1819 in Sandford, Hants, Eng c: in Ringwood, Hants. Eng
    6. Has Children George Amey b: 1821 in Sandford, Hants, Eng c: 23 Feb 1821 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng
    7. Has Children James (Frederick) Amey b: 1822 in Sandford, Hants, Eng c: 19 Jul 1865 in Poole, Dorset, Eng
    8. Has Children Henry Amey b: 12 Dec 1823 in Sandford, Hants, Eng c: 22 Jan 1824 in Ringwood, Hants. Eng

    Sources:
    1. Title: Amey History by Ivan Frederick Amey
    2. Title: Family History OnLine [Find My Past]
    3. Title: Dorset OPR
    4. Title: Ancestry
    5. Title: Victorian BMD
    6. Title: PAMM- Port Albert Maritime Museum
    7. Title: Document
    8. Title: Amey Family History by John Thomas (Jack) Doran
    9. Title: Internet Website*
    10. Title: Family Search - IGI
    11. Title: National Archives England
    12. Title: Convict Record
    13. Title: Find My Past
    14. Title: NSW State Records
    15. Title: Trove NLA
    16. Title: Archives of Tasmania
    17. Title: PRO - Public Records Office, Vic.
    18. Title: Captain Slade's Census 1853,Tarraville and Alberton
    19. Title: National Library of Australia
    20. Title: From These Beginnings
      Author: Adams, John
    21. Title: Newspaper
    22. Title: Napier Family History
    23. Title: Bishop's Transcripts

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