MORCOM/BE ONE NAME STUDY

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Mary MORKHAM (15320)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
ABT 1780 in Dunster SOM. Census 1841: age 60, independent, b. in Somerset. It is assumed that Mary MORKHAM in this census entry is the sister of Thomas as they were living next door to each other

CHRISTENED:
09Mar1780 in Dunster SOM. IGI Batch No 8434791; source call 1395914. Daughter of Thomas and Ann MARKHAM

DEATH:
14Jul1844 in Dunster SOM. Exact date of death not readable on grave inscription. She was buried in the same grave as her parents.Age at death: 64

BURIAL:
20Jul1844 in Dunster Churchyard SOM. Mary was "of Dunster"

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Frackford/West Hill,Dunster,SOM

GENERAL NOTE:
It is assumed that it is this Mary MORKHAM who c.1843 is the Owner and occupant of a House and Garden in Water Street (Plot 133 on the Tithe Map). The land was 22P in area.

SOURCES:
IGI Version v4.01 on web site
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Monumental Inscription
Mary MORKHAM (15476)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
28Oct1851 in Geelong. "Eldest daughter of W. MARKHAM"

RESIDENCE:
-1872: Willamanta St,Geelong,SA AUS

GENERAL NOTE:
William and Mary had eight children

SOURCE:
Newspaper Geelong, South Australia Geelong Advertiser
  1. Husband: William Henry POTTER (15477)
    Married: 10Jul1872 in Geelong

    Children:
    1. Ernest William POTTER (21540)
    2. Sydney Morkham POTTER (21541)
    3. Alan Edgar POTTER (21542)
Mary Maud F MORKHAM (12815)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
Q2 1870 in Newport MON. Reg No. 11a 174. Census 1881: age 11 scholar; 1891: 21, dau., b. Newport1901: Maude M 31, dau., b Newport

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 13,Market Street,Newport,MON
BEF 1891-AFT 1901: 22,Queens Hill,Newport,MON

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Assistant Milliner in Newport.
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Milliner in Newport.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Michael MORKHAM (08150)


BIRTH:
ABT 1808 GUESS c.20 years pre birth of James

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
  1. Wife: Mary UNKNOWN (08151)

    Children:
    1. James MORKHAM (08152)
(living person)
(living person)
  1. Husband: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
    4. (living person)
Muriel Emily MORKHAM (11116)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
1888 in Hawthorn VIC AUS. Reg.No.1888/12104. Daughter of William & Emily Sophia (nee GODRICH) MORKHAM

DEATH:
1952 in ENG.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1909-AFT 1909: 89,Riversdale Road,Camberwell,Melbourne,S1183
BEF 1914-AFT 1914: 98,Riversdale Road,Camberwell,Melbourne,VIC AUS

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1903-1954 in Ancestry.com
Personal BONNEY Janene
  1. Husband: Charles J BRITTEN (19017)
    Married: 1913 in Rangoon

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
(living person)
  1. Husband: Unknown PORTER (21505)
    Married: 1947

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
(living person)
(living person)
  1. Wife: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. Unknown MORKHAM (21536)
    3. (living person)
    4. (living person)
Percival Creswick MORKHAM (Percy)(11117)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
1878 in Hawthorn VIC AUS. Reg.No.1878/3147. Son of William & Emily Sophia (nee GODRICH) MORKHAM

DEATH:
1950 in Hawthorne VIC AUS. Age at death: 72

EDUCATION:
Camberwell Grammar School

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1903-AFT 1903: Cape Clear,nr Ballarat,VIC AUS
BEF 1909-AFT 1909: Emerald,Creswick,VIC AUS
BEF 1931-AFT 1931: Mount Lyell Road,Nyora,VIC AUS
BEF 1936-AFT 1936: 84,Hawthorne Grove,Glenferrie, Hawthorne,Melbourne,VIC AUS
BEF 1942-AFT 1946: 1,Elphin Grove,Hawthorne,Melbourne,VIC AUS

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1903-AFT 1903: Home missionary in Cape Clear nr Ballarat.
BEF 1909-AFT 1909: Farmer in Emerald, Creswick.
22Feb1916-12 Jul: Private for 23 Battalion, 12th RiflesOccupation Note: Regimental No.4735. Percival was from near Camberwell, a natural born British subject, grazier, age 40 years two months, widower, parents deceased, next of kin his brother Reginald of Mont Pelier, Rutherglen. Percival was 4ft 6ins, 134 lbs, chest 33/36, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, Presbytarian.He sailed for France on 16 Sep 1916. At Etaples on 27 September he was promoted to Acting Corporal but soon reverted to Private. He was in hospital with a wound from 12 November to 9 Jan 1917, but re-admitted "sick" from 15 to 25 February. He was again in hospital 27 March and transfered to Princess Elizabeth Hospital in England with chronic rheumatism on 6 April, but immediately sent to Norfolk War Hospital. He was granted leave from 17 June to 7 July 1919 at the Australian YMCA, 32 Alford Place, Stone Street, London, and subsequently briefly served on postal duty at A.I.F. Headquarters London. He sailed on the Indarra for Australia on 12 July 1919 together with his wife Ida, and was discharged on the 28 December 1919. On 10 August 1923 he was awarded the Victory Medal.
BEF 1936-AFT 1942: Retired in Hawthorne.

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1903-1954 in Ancestry.com
World War 1 Nominal Roll: Australia
Personal BONNEY Janene
  1. Wife: Selina BOWMAN (15464)
    Married: 1905 in Probably Geelong

    Children:
    1. Isabel Emily MORKHAM (15465)
  2. Wife: Ida Morkham BLACKMORE (15466)
    Married: 23Nov1918 in Cullompton, Tiverton

    Children:
    1. Kenneth Blackmore MORKHAM (16216)
    2. Henry Amery MORKHAM (Harry)(17953)
    3. Kathleen Goodrich MORKHAM (19089)
    4. Joan Ethel MORKHAM (17954)
    5. (living person)
Percy Vivian MORKHAM (11126)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
1873 in Melbourne North VIC AUS. Reg.No.1873/4071. Son of Thomas Frank & Josephine Jameson (nee IZOD) MORKHAM

DEATH:
1873 in VIC AUS. Reg.No.1873/9800. Son of Thomas Frank & Josephine Jameson(nee IZOD) MORCOM Age at death: 11 months

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
(living person)
  1. Wife: (living person)
Philipa MORKHAM (06065)
Family Code: ENDELLIONjohnn

CHRISTENED:
22Jun1752 in St Enoder CON. dau.of Anthony & Mary MORKHAM

BURIAL:
27Nov1753 in St Endellion CON. Presumed to be (06065) but no age given so could be an adult

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Phillip MORKHAM (13569)


BIRTH:
ABT 1600

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
  1. Wife: Mary HILL (06146)

    Children:
    1. Joan MORCOMB (06147)
    2. Mary MORCOMB (06148)
    3. Phillipe MORKHAM (13570)
    4. Grace MORCOMB (06149)
Phillipe MORKHAM (13570)


BIRTH:
ABT 1625 in DEV.

CHRISTENED:
26Oct1625 in DEV.

DEATH:
Jan 1628 in DEV.

BURIAL:
12Jan1628/9 in DEV.

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
(living person)
  1. Wife: Joyce Valmai HOSKINS (21483)
    Married: 1958

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
  2. Wife: (living person)
Reginald John Goodrich MORKHAM (11118)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
1875 in Hawthorn VIC AUS. Reg.No.1875/23392. Son of William & Emily Sophia (nee GOODRICH) MORKHAM

DEATH:
1956 in Hawthorne VIC AUS. Australian death index on Amazon has 1953 Age at death: 78

EMIGRATION:
Left London in Egypt Arrived in Sydney 01Feb1915Immigration Note: Nationality "Austrian"!?, age 40

RESIDENCES:
1905-1914: Hillside,Carowa,NSW AUS
BEF 1914-AFT 1914: Boronia Street,Melbourne,VIC AUS
BEF 1917-AFT 1919: Rutherglen,VIC AUS
BEF 1924-AFT 1924: 54,Alexandria Avenue,Canterbury,Melbourne,VIC AUS
BEF 1931-AFT 1943: Lakes Entrance, Gippsland,VIC AUS

Residence Note:
Was the Morkham Court in the 2011 map of Lakes Entance on land previously farmed by Reginald John Goodrich?

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1919-AFT 1919: Vigneron in Rutherglen.Occupation Note: A vigneron is someone who cultivates a vineyard for winemaking.
BEF 1924-AFT 1924: Grazier in Koriella?.
BEF 1931-AFT 1943: Grazier in Lakes Entrance.
1934 Councillor, Tambo Shire Council in Lakes Entrance.Occupation Note: Report in Gippsland Times of Thurs 20 Sep 1934.
Dec 1938 Justice of the PeaceOccupation Note: Source: The Argus (Melbourne) 20 Dec 1938.
Mar 1939 President of the Trader's and Tourist Association in Lakes Entrance.Occupation Note: Source: The Argus (Melbourne) 31 March 1939..

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
Directories Sands; Sydney and New South Wales 1858-1933
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1903-1954 in Ancestry.com
Personal: MORKHAM John
  1. Wife: Lucy Elizabeth DEGRAFF (15463)
    Married: 1902
(living person)
  1. Husband: (living person)
Roland Amery MORKHAM (Roy)(11119)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
1883 in Hawthorn VIC AUS. Reg.No.1883/23984. Son of William & Emily S(nee GOODRICH) MORCOM

DEATH:
26Mar1950 in QLD AUS. Father: William and Mother: Emily Sophia Goodrich

PROBATE:
According to The Courier Mail (of Brisbane), dated 4 Oct 1951, Roland Amery left "realty 4872, personality 6169

EDUCATION:
Camberwell Grammar School

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1913-AFT 1925: Riversdale,The Gums,nr Tara,QLD AU
-17May1942: Hannaford,QLD AUS
BEF 1936-AFT 1943: Riversdale,The Gums,nr Tara,QLD AUS

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1913-AFT 1913: Farmer/Selector in The Gums nr Tara.
BEF 1919-AFT 1943: Selector in Riversdale, The Gums.Occupation Note: Selection referred to "free selection before survey" of crown land in some Australian colonies under land legislation introduced in the 1860s. These acts were similar to the United States Homestead Act and were intended to encourage closer settlement, based on intensive agriculture, such as wheat-growing, rather than extensive agriculture, such as wool production. In Victoria selectors paid 1 per acre for their land.
17May1942-21Oct1945: for 7 Batt. Voluntary Defence Corp QLDOccupation Note: Service No. Q226356, enlisted in Hannoford QLD, next of kin Blanche MORKHAM [assumed to be wife]. He is listed in the service record as Roland Amery MORKHAM, date of birth unknown. The service record could conceivably refer to a son of 11119.

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1903-1954 in Ancestry.com
World War 2 Nominal Roll: Australia
Death Index Australia1787-1985 in Ancestry.com
  1. Wife: Louisa Jane Lochardi MILNE (21504)
    Married: 04Sep1915

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. Lorna MORKHAM (21532)
  2. Wife: Blanche Adelaide HUGHES (17956)
Ronald Kenneth MORKHAM (21449)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
1948 in AUS.

DEATH:
1961 in AUS.

SOURCE:
Personal: MORKHAM John
Samuel MORKHAM (14480)


BIRTH:
ABT 1820

CHRISTENED:
13Oct1820 in Sproughton SFK. son of Samuel & Elizabeth MORKHAM

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Sarah MORKHAM (08000)


BIRTH:
ABT 1780 GUESS c.20 years pre marriage

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
  1. Husband: William ABBOTT (07999)
    Married: 27Mar1800 in Taunton St Mary Magdalen
Sarah MORKHAM (15312)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
ABT 1826 in Dunster SOM. Census 1841: age 15, born in Somerset; 1861: Sarah TAYLOR, 34, wife, corn salesman's wife, b. Dunster; 1871: 44, wife, b. Dunster

CHRISTENED:
10Oct1826 in Dunster SOM. Daughter of Thomas jnr, tailor, and Mary MORKHAM of Dunster

DEATH:
BEF 1881

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Frackford/West Hill,Dunster,SOM
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Swain Street,Watchet,SOM
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Bowerwood Farm,Broadhembury,DEV

SOURCES:
Parish Registers Dunster, SOM (transcribed by Phil MUSTOE)
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
  1. Husband: George TAYLOR (19144)
    Married: Q1 1850 in Williton

    Children:
    1. Jane TAYLOR (21529)
    2. Morkham TAYLOR (19145)
    3. George Ernest TAYLOR (19146)
Sarah G MORKHAM (12810)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
1858 in East Brent SOM. Census 1871: 13, niece of George & SarahTAYLOR, scholar, b. Brent; 1881: age 23 unmarried; 1891: 37, dau., b. East Brent; 1901: 43, dau., b. East Brent

DEATH:
Q2 1939 in Newport MON.

RESIDENCES:
1858-AFT 1861: East Brent/DUNSTER,SOM
1863-AFT 1865: Great Torrington,DEV
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Bowerwood Farm,Broadhembury,DEV
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 13,Market Street,Newport,MON
BEF 1891-AFT 1901: 22,Queens Hill,Newport,MON

Residence Note:
1901 information comes from Kelly's Newport Directory of that year.

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1881-AFT 1901: Dressmaker in Newport.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
(living person)
Shelagh Catherine MORKHAM (21442)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
Q1 1933 in Ongar ESS. Mother CLARKE

DEATH:
Q1 1991 in West Lancashire LAN. Confirmation needed that Shelagh catherine JONES is Shelagh nee MORKHAM

SOURCES:
Free BMD Web Site
Death Index England & Wales 1916-2007 in Ancestry.com
  1. Husband: (living person)
Thomas MORKHAM (06233)
Family Code: St COLUMBMINORthomas

BIRTH:
ABT 1625 in CON. Source 259 suggests possibly born later c.1637 but this would have made Thomas c. 13 at marriage while his wife was about 30.

DEATH:
10Feb1668/9 in St Columb Minor CON. death or burial

BURIAL:
10Feb1668/9 in St Columb Minor CON. Buried in woollen

GENERAL NOTE:
Miscellaneous notes re.Thomas in St Columb Minor (may not be this one) from T L STOATE's book on Cornwall Hearth & Poll Taxes 1660-64:Entry 150: Pydar Parish, Thomas MORCOME 3 examinaturEntry 264: Thomas MORCOMB 3

SOURCES:
Marriage Index bef.1837 Cornwall FHS
Wills UK
Parish Register copy
Personal AITKEN Fran
  1. Wife: Mary COCKE (06234)
    Married: 31Dec1650/1 in St Columb Minor

    Children:
    1. Grace MORKHAM (06780)
    2. Dorothy MORCOMB(E)(06369)
    3. John MORKHAM (06779)
    4. Mary MORKHAM (07727)
    5. Thomas MORCOMBE (06778)
    6. Jane MORKHAM (06782)
Thomas MORKHAM (06823)
Family Code: St COLUMBMINORthomas

CHRISTENED:
11Dec1731 in Mawgan in Pyder CON. son of Thomas & Catharine MORCOMB [C.052902]

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Thomas MORKHAM (15433)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
ABT 1741 in SOM.

CHRISTENED:
18Aug1741 in Dunster SOM.

DEATH:
1742 in SOM.

SOURCES:
Parish Register copy
Personal: MORKHAM John
Thomas MORKHAM (15309)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
ABT 1744 in SOM.

CHRISTENED:
01Oct1744 in Dunster SOM.

DEATH:
05Apr1836 in Dunster SOM. Age at death: 91

BURIAL:
14Apr1836 in Dunster SOM. Thomas was "of Dunster". He & his wife are buried a few feet from the next grave in which are buried: his father Thomas (15396) and mother Ann (15397); his son Thomas (15307) and his wife Mary (15308); his sister Frances (15540) and dau. Frances (15315)

GENERAL NOTE:
The following will was in a bundle of Dunster wills in Somerset Records Office. Most of the wills in the bundle were those of members of the LUTTRELL family of Dunster Castle. The following is a full copy:The Last Will and Testament of Thomas MORKHAM of Dunster in the County of Somerset.I do will and bequeath to my son Thomas MORKHAM all that Freehold dwelling house and small garden together with half of the Upper Garden wherein he now lives for his own use situated in West Street Dunster. Also I will to my daughter Mary MORKHAM all that Freehold House, Wash House and Stable (with equal right of passage to them from the Street, and the other part of the Upper Garden, together with the freehold garden in Water Street, Dunster in the County of Somerset as now occupied by me for her use during her life and after her death for the use of my son Thomas MORKHAM and his heirs for ever.Also I bequeath to my daughter Mary MORKHAM during her life the interest arising from two hundred pounds now in the possession of Mrs Elizabeth RUDDELL of London, and after the death of the said Mary MORKHAM the aforesaid 200 to be equally divided between my son and daughters as many as there may be living.I will to my son Thomas MORKHAM my wearing apparel and to his son Thomas MORKHAM my metal watch.I will to my daughter Mary MORKHAM all my household furniture, shop goods and book debts after paying my final debts and funeral expenses which I desire should be plain and decent.I hereby declare this to be my last will and testament this fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty one. Signed and delivered in the presence ofElizabeth RUDDELL Thos. MORKHAM [clear signature]William HINKSThomas WINTERBOURNENote on back of the will says "My brother Thomas MORKHAM died April 13th 1845 age 69"[Was Elizabeth RUDDELL the youngest daughter of the Thomas MORKHAM who wrote this will, and did she add this note?]

SOURCES:
Parish Registers Dunster, SOM (transcribed by Phil MUSTOE)
Monumental Inscription
  1. Wife: Ann UNKNOWN (15310)

    Children:
    1. Emma MORKHAM (15437)
    2. Jane MORKHAM (15317)
    3. Margaret MORKHAM (15316)
    4. Thomas MORKHAM (15307)
    5. Margaret MORKHAM (15319)
    6. Mary MORKHAM (15320)
    7. Frances MORKHAM (Fanny)(15321)
    8. Elizabeth MORKHAM (15395)
Thomas MORKHAM (07858)


BIRTH:
ABT 1747 GUESS c.20 years pre marriage

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
  1. Wife: Ann BYM (07859)
    Married: 06Dec1767 in London Westminster, St Martin in the Fields
Thomas MORKHAM (15307)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
ABT 1775 in SOM. Census 1841: age 60 [but, in this census, ages of adults were rounded down to the nearest 5], b. in Somerset

CHRISTENED:
10Dec1775 in Dunster SOM. Son of Thomas and Ann MORKHAM

DEATH:
13Apr1845 in Dunster. Age at death: 69

BURIAL:
21Apr1845 in Dunster Churchyard SOM. Thomas was "of Dunster". The inscription to Thomas and his wife Mary, and also his sister Frances (15315), is on the reverse of the stone to his grandparents Thomas (15396) and Ann, and Frances (15440) - probably his aunt.

WILL:
25Jan1844 in Dunster SOM. Freehold house in West Street, Dunster,(then occupied by his sister Mary) & the attached garden was bequeathed to his wife. On wife's death property was to be sold & proceeds divided among his children. House/garden he occupied left to his wife & children

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Frackford/West Hill,Dunster,SOM

Residence Note:
Census 1851: HO 107 936 4 p.19. Only MORKH... of family name readable. There were several houses listed at Frackford/West Hill

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1815-AFT 1815: "Inn Holder" in Dunster.Occupation Note: The baptism entry of his eldest son Thomas describes his father as an "Inn Holder".
BEF 1815-AFT 1829: Tailor in Dunster.Occupation Note: In various baptism records of his children between 1817 and 1829 Thomas is said to be a tailor. In Slater's Commercial Directory of Minehead, Dunster & Carhampton and Neighbourhoods 1858-1859 [transcribed by Phil MUSTOE], Thomas MORKHAM appears as one of six tailors in Dunster. As this Thomas died in 1845, the question arises whether this was a very out of date entry in Slater's or whether there was another Thomas who we have not found in other Dunster records. The marriage record of his daughter Jane in 1851 also described her [late] father as a tailor.According to source 634 this Thomas "was both a tailor and inn keeper at Dunster".
Builder (Carpenter)Occupation Note: Information from death certificate of his son Thomas. There is no indication in other records that he was a carpenter or builder. CHECK in 1851 census of Dunster..

GENERAL NOTE:
The reason that Thomas seemed to be inconsiderate towards his sister Mary, by giving away the West Street house and garden in which she lived in his will, was probably that he knew that she was in ill health and likely to die soon. She died seven months after he wrote his will, and he was also likely to be anxious to ensure that the property passed on to himself and his heirs as his father had intendedIn the tithe apportionment of c.1843 [the year before the will referred to above] a Thomas MORKHAM owned and occupied Plot 135 which was a house and garden totalling 4P in Water Street, Dunster. We assume that it is this Thomas, as his father had died, though it is also possible that it was his son who owned this land. This was much smaller than the adjacent plot (no. 133) in Water Street owned and occupied by Mary.NOTE: It is difficult to sort out the properties owned by this Thomas (15307), his sister Mary (15320) and their father Thomas (15309) from the wills of the two Thomases, the 1841 census, and 1843 tithe apportionments. One problem is the location of Water Street in the will of the elder Thomas and the tithe records. Was the Frackford Bridge/ West Hill of the 1841 census identical with Water Street, the latter being a continuation out of town of West Street. [Checking the tithe maps and 1851 census may help to resolve the situation.]

SOURCES:
Parish Registers Dunster, SOM (transcribed by Phil MUSTOE)
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Personal BONNEY Janene
Article Somerset Years - Government Assisted Immigrants from Somerset and Bristol who arrived in Victoria 1839-1854
Monumental Inscription
  1. Wife: Mary FORD (15308)
    Married: 23Jul1814 in St George, Hanover Square

    Children:
    1. Thomas MORKHAM (21676)
    2. Henry MORKHAM (15313)
    3. Frances MORKHAM (15311)
    4. Margaret MORKHAM (11566)
    5. William MORKHAM (11137)
    6. Sarah MORKHAM (15312)
    7. John MORKHAM (11129)
Thomas MORKHAM (21676)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
15Jun1815 in Dunster SOM. Census 1841: 25.

CHRISTENED:
10Jul1815 in St George, Dunster SOM. Thomas MARKHAM, son of Thomas, inn holder, & Mary. Source: Baptisms in the Parish of St. George, Dunster, Somerset 1812-1817. Transcribed by Phil Mustoe

DEATH:
1895 in Geelong VIC AUS. Age at death: 80

EMIGRATION:
in Stebonheath Arrived in 19 Jan 1853

RESIDENCE:
1841-1851: Bath,SOM

GENERAL NOTE:
In Australia Thomas MORKHAM broke with the tradition since 1700 of naming the eldest son of the family "Thomas", This custom had lasted in Dunster for four generations

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
  1. Wife: Elizabeth DAVIS (12064)
    Married: 26May1836 in Bathwick St Mary

    Children:
    1. Jane Elizabeth MORKHAM (11550)
    2. Emily MORCOM (15304)
    3. Henry John MORKHAM (Harvey)(15567)
    4. Thomas Frank MORKHAM (11124)
(living person)
Thomas Ernest Claus MORKHAM (15459)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
1909 in Ardale VIC AUS.

DEATH:
1994

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1936-AFT 1936: 17,Gladstone Avenue,Malvern,Melbourne,VIC AUS
BEF 1937-AFT 1937: 17,Turner Street,Camberwell,Melbourne,VIC AUS
BEF 1943-AFT 1943: 1,Eden Street,Melbourne E13,VIC AUS

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1936-AFT 1943: Insurance Officer in Melbourne.

SOURCES:
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1903-1954 in Ancestry.com
Personal BONNEY Janene
  1. Wife: June Annetta HARDMAN (16719)
    Married: 1941

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
Thomas Frank MORKHAM (11124)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
Jan 1844 in 7 Great Stanhope Street, Bath SOM. Q1 1844 Cert. No. 11-28. Thomas was 8 when he emigrated in 1852. His death record in Victoria also gives his birthplace as Bath

DEATH:
19Mar1922 in Malvern VIC AUS. Of his five children only Frank Prender survived him.Age at death: 77

EMIGRATIONS:
Left Plymouth 07Oct1852 in "Stebonheath" Arrived in VIC AUS Jan 1853
Left London in Mail steamer "Omrah" Arrived in Semphore Anchorage 06Oct1902Immigration Note: According to the Register (of Adelaide) of Tues 7 Oct 1902 Thomas had visited England to get the best advice available about his eyesight but unfortunately received an unfavourable report.
Immigration Note: He travelled out with the Australian cricket team but was not their manager on this occasion
Left England 11Apr1905Immigration Note: According to the The Argus (Melbourne) of Saturday 8 April 1905, a large number of bowling members of the Melbourne Cricket Club met to say goodbye to their Chairman Mr T P MORKHAM who leaves for England on Tuesday.
Immigration Note: He returned from England on the Omrah reaching Adelaide on 31 Oct 1905 and sailing on to Melbourne. He was, again, travelling on the same boat as the Australian cricket team and had had a good time with the team.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1868-AFT 1868: London,VIC AUS
BEF 1874-1879: Geelong,VIC AUS
BEF 1909-AFT 1914: "Avonside",Gladstone Avenue,Malvern,Melbourne,VIC AUS
Melbourne,VIC AUS

OCCUPATIONS:
-1872: Surveyor and Architect in Geelong.
15Apr1872 Brevet Captain for Ist Geelong Volunteer Artillery in Geelong.Occupation Note: On 20 Dec 1872 the Geelong Advertiser reported that Capt T F MARKHAM had been awarded the musketry prize at the artillery muster.John MORKHAM, his great grandson writes: "He served in the volunteer artillery from 1861 through to 1882 (21 years). Retired in the rank of Major; locally of some status and he used it too......Served very efficiently from 1861 to 1872 and achieved the rank of Brevet Captain. Posted inactive reserve when he joined the public service in Melbourne and awaited a local vacancy which never eventuated. At the creation of the Militia in 1882 and when he held the position of acting Secretary of Works, he was 'retired' with the rank of Honorary Major. ".
03Oct1893 Secretary for Public Works in Melbourne.Occupation Note: From Camperdown Chronicle 3 Oct 1893.
-1905: Secretary for Lands in Melbourne.Occupation Note: This was a very influential post in the land-boom days following the gold era..
Manager for Australian cricket team which toured England in 1903Occupation Note: He was a trustee of Melbourne Cricket Ground for several years and regularly welcomed touring teams but, in a search of newspaper records, I have found no reference to a visit to England in 1903. There is, however, a reference in The Register (Adelaide) of 17 Feb 1902 to Mr MORKHAM being "nominal manager for the Australians" on the 1902 tour as he was already planning to visit the UK to consult a specialist about accidental damage to an eye. But on 16 Feb, in the same paper, Major MORKHAM denied he would be Manager.John MORKHAM, his great grandson writes " It is true though that he never 'managed' the Australian Cricket Team. It was a title given him by the MCC as he travelled on his holiday to the UK at the same time as the team and, with letters of support from the Governor and Premier, got invitations to all the highlight social events including presentation to Edward VII.".
BEF 1909-AFT 1909: Retired Civil Servant in Malvern.Occupation Note: He had retired with failing eysesight on a pension of 433 a year..

GENERAL NOTE:
Other posts Thomas Frank held included:Vice commodore, Royal Melbourne Yacht SquadronCommodore, Trident Yacht Club.Honorary member, Naval and Military ClubHonorary member, Melbourne Cricket ClubTrustee, Melbourne Cricket Ground (Yarra Park)Member, Victorian Amateur Turff Club and Trustee, Caulfield Race TrackMember, Victorian Racing Club (Flemington)Member, Melbourne Cricket Club - Bowls ClubMember, Police Superannuation BoardChairman, Tender Board.Secretary, Public Works 1893Secretary, Lands 1894Magistrate and JPChairman, fundraising for Cricket Team's travel and UK attendance costs - successful.CHECK SOURCE; "Cyclopaedia of Victoria; an historical and commercial review, descriptive and biographical facts, figures and illustrations. An epitome of progress" Melbourne 1903-1905 (3 vols)

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Passenger lists VIC AUS Immigration 1852-1879
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1903-1954 in Ancestry.com
Personal BONNEY Janene
Personal MORKHAM John
  1. Wife: Josephine Jameson IZOD [or ISOD?](11125)
    Married: Jan 1868 in London

    Children:
    1. Florence Josephine MORKHAM (11128)
    2. Joseph Alfred MORKHAM (11127)
    3. Percy Vivian MORKHAM (11126)
  2. Wife: Anne PRENDER (11134)
    Married: 1874 in Dublin

    Children:
    1. Ernest Vivian MORKHAM (11136)
    2. Frank Prender MORKHAM (11135)
Thomas Henry MORKHAM (10755)


GENERAL NOTE:
CHECK: No known connection but the following births took place in Penzance shortly after this marriage: John Grose Q2 1899 (see 03617 as a possible for John); Thomas Grose Q1 1901; Annie Grose Q1 1898

SOURCE:
GRO Index Marriages
  1. Wife: Mary Ann Combellack TREWIN (10756)
    Married: Q2 1897 in Penzance
(living person)
  1. Wife: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
Unknown MORKHAM (21536)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

DEATH:
1981 in Box Hill VIC AUS. Only evidence that this deceased MORKHAM belongs to this family is that the mother is named as Colleen

SOURCE:
Death Index Australia1787-1985 in Ancestry.com
William MORKHAM (06016)
Family Code: GWINEARjohn

CHRISTENED:
20Oct1799 in Crowan CON. son of John and Grace MORKHAM

DEATH:
Not mentioned in his parents' wills so presumed to have died young.

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
William MORKHAM (08163)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
ABT 1821 in St Mewan CON. Census 1841: age 20

CHRISTENED:
11Mar1821 in St Mewan CON. son of William & Ann MORCOM

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Goonamarris,St Stephen in Brannel,CON

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
William MORKHAM (11137)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
20Apr1824 in DUNSTER SOM. Census 1841: age 15, born in Somerset

CHRISTENED:
09May1824 in DUNSTER SOM. of Thomas jnr, tailor, and Mary MORKHAM of DUNSTER. The age given for William in the Victoria BDM records, and in the passenger list of 1874, fit exactly with this year of baptism.

DEATH:
05Mar1901 in Richmond, Melbourne VIC AUS. William MORKHAM, 76, gentleman, b. DUNSTER, 52 years in Victoria, died of heart failure. His father Thomas MORKHAM was a tailor. The informant was Mary Morkham POTTER

BURIAL:
11Mar1901

EMIGRATIONS:
18Jan1849 in "Duke of Bronte" Arrived in Melbourne via Geelong 10Oct1849
Left Gravesend in "Somersetshire" Arrived in Melbourne Jun 1874Immigration Note: Aged 50 in passenger list. Geelong Advertiser of 6 Jul 1874 reported that W. MARKHAM, an enthusiatic bird fancier, had returned from England with a collection of English and Belgian canaries

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Frackford/West Hill,DUNSTER,SOM
AFT 1841-1849: Bath,SOM
04Jan1854 Golden Boot,Moorabool St,Geelong,VIC AUS
Kilgour St,Geelong,VIC AUS
-Jan 1855: Ryrie St,Geelong,VIC AUS
Jan 1855-ABT 1872: Villamanta St,Geelong,VIC AUS
-1865: Bertha Cottage,Kilgaur St,Geelong,VIC AUS
11Aug1865-12Dec1866: 73,Moorabool St,Opposite Lowe & McKenzie,Geelong,VIC AUS
12Dec1866 Moorabool St,Shop next to Lawe & McKenzie (late Sheppards),
15Jan1875-25Oct1875: Ryrie St, Geelong,next to McDonalds Chemist,VIC AUS <

Residence Notes:
The Villamanta St address was a 2 storey brick cottage. Bertha Cottage (a little W. of Gheringhap St.) auctioned 9 Feb 1865. Difficult to keep track of Wm as may be confusion between work & home address, & he may have owned more than one place at a time.
On 25 Oct 1875 the Advertiser reported that Wm MORKHAM had left Geelong. His properties in Villamanta St (with a R.O.W.[?] to Halstead Place) said to be for auction on 1 Nov 1875. Property was two 2 storey stuccoed brick houses on land 33x166 ft.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Shoe ....?in DUNSTER.
1854 Boot and Shoe Maker in Geelong.Occupation Note: On 4 Jan 1854 the Geelong Advertiser reported that William MORKHAM had taken over the Golden Boot, Moorabool St., Geelong from Wm H VALE.

GENERAL NOTE:
Australian electoral rolls are often out of date. There is a William MORKHAM listed in 1903 in Kooyong, Melbourne who is more likely to be this William who died in 1901 than his son William Kenneth who had left Melbourne in 1899.

SOURCES:
Parish Registers Dunster, SOM (transcribed by Phil MUSTOE)
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
BMD Records Victoria, AUS VicGold database
Newspaper Geelong, South Australia Geelong Advertiser
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1903-1954 in Ancestry.com
Death Certificate
Personal BONNEY Janene
Personal: MORKHAM John
  1. Wife: Anne AMERY (11138)
    Married: 23Mar1849 in Bath

    Children:
    1. William Kenneth MORKHAM (11112)
    2. Mary MORKHAM (15476)
    3. Anne MORKHAM (Annie)(15394)
    4. Emma MORKHAM (11139)
William (George) Clemo MORKHAM (06922)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERgeorge

BIRTH:
14Sep1825 in St Mewan CON. Census 1851: age 25 as William, son, unm., b. St Mewan

CHRISTENED:
17Oct1825 in St Mewan CON. William Clemo son of George & Ann MORKHAM (NB bapt as William Clemo not George Clemo)

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Alsevear,Treverbyn, St Austell,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Tin Miner in Treverbyn.

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
William Allan MORKHAM (Bill)(19016)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
23Aug1923 in VIC AUS.

DEATH:
1993 in AUS.

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1954-AFT 1954: Lilley,Toombul,NSW AUS

OCCUPATION:
14Sep1942-25Jan1946: Flying Officer for 187 Squadron, RAAFOccupation Note: Service No. 429392, enlisted in Brisbane QLD, next of kin William MORKHAM.

SOURCES:
World War 2 Nominal Roll: Australia
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Personal BONNEY Janene
Personal: MORKHAM John
  1. Wife: Dorothy Ward STUBBLIN (21509)
    Married: 1951

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
William Gordon MORKHAM (Gordon)(11120)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
1886 in Hawthorn VIC AUS. Reg.No.1886/3428. Son of William & Emily Sophia(nee GOODRICH) MORKHAM

DEATH:
05Jan1949 in AUS.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1914-AFT 1914: 98 Riversdale Road,Camberwell,Melbourne,VIC AUS
BEF 1931-AFT 1937: 28,Porter Street,Prahan,Melbourne,VIC AUS
BEF 1943-AFT 1943: Drane Street,Clayfield,nr Brisbane,QLD AUS

OCCUPATIONS:
12Jul1915-10Nov1915: Gunner for 4th Territorial Brigade, 11th Battery, Albert ParkOccupation Note: William Gordon was a grazier of Camberwell, Victoria. His next of kin was his brother R J G MORKHAM of Mont Peller, Rutherglen. William was 29 yrs 6months, 5ft 9.5ins, chest 34.5/36 ins, eyes grey, hair brown, Presbytarian. On Nov 1st 1915 he had asthma following influenza which was aggravated by exposure to inclement weather during service. He was, therefore, considered unfit for camp life. The Medical Board recommended that "the patient be discharged as permanently unfit. The patient does not appear of robust type." His discharge was approved 10th Nov 1915.
BEF 1931-AFT 1937: No occupation in Prahan.
BEF 1943-AFT 1943: Broker in Clayfield nr Brisbane.
BEF 1946-AFT 1946: Tinplate Controller in QueenslandOccupation Note: Source: Courier-Mail (Brisbane) 6 Dec 1946.

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1903-1954 in Ancestry.com
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Death Index Australia1787-1985 in Ancestry.com
  1. Wife: Isabella Lena McPHERSON (Isabel)(15467)
    Married: 1919

    Children:
    1. William Allan MORKHAM (Bill)(19016)
William Kenneth MORKHAM (11112)
Family Code: DUNSTERthomas

BIRTH:
09Feb1850 in Geelong VIC AUS. Census England & Wales 1911: William Ken MORKHAM, 61, b. Australia, British subject by parentage, married[?] for 14 years, retired civil servant, Victoria

DEATH:
20Nov1913 in Q4 1913 in Steyning Registration district. The Australian Argus gives the place of deat h as Brighton, England and says he was late of Camberwell and Victorian Civil Service.SSX.

EMIGRATION:
Immigration Note: Is he the W Morkham who arrived in England in 1899, age 49. on the Afric possibly via South Africa. But another source has William MORKHAM arriving in London in March 1903 on the SS Afric

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1872-AFT 1872: London,VIC AUS
BEF 1875-AFT 1888: Hawthorn,VIC AUS
BEF 1909 Riversdale Road,Camberwell,Melbourne,VIC AUS
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Yewhurst,Coombe Hill,East Grinstead,SSX

Residence Note:
In the 1903, 1905, 1906 & 1909 Electoral Rolls for Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Melbourne both William (of independent means) and his wife Emma Sophia (home duties) are listed. Was Emma keeping up appearances?

OCCUPATIONS:
-1897: Comtroller of Stamps in Victoria State.Occupation Note: In October 1896 William was been charged with supplying various people with obsolete stamps and also 116 of the sample foreign stamps (from 35 different countries) received by his department from the Universal Postal Union , International Bureau , Berne.. His son was also said to have sold some stamps on his father's behalf, but William's defence was that his son had stolen them The Civil Service Board. (Summary of a much longer reports in The Argus (Melbourne) of 23 & 28 Oct 1896).On 9th November 1896 the Sydney Morning Herald reported that William had been found guilty of four of the nine charges against him and his salary was reduced from 750 per year to 700 per year.The Portland Guardian of 22 Jan 1897 reported that William MORKHAM had been "suspended , pending an enquiry by the Public Service Board into the charges arising from the report of the Postal Inquiry Board".In March 1897 the Public Service Board exonerated William, "the Accountant", on a separate charge of permitting orders for supplies to be split up so as to avoid the necessity of obtaining Ministerial authority. "Mr MORKHAM is applying to retire on the grounds of ill health" (from the Sydney Morning Herald of 10 March 1897. he received a pension of 345 per year.According to The Enquirer & Commercial News (of Perth), dated 12 March, the Board also "declined to reopen the charge against Mr MORKHAM of having failed to account for certain stamps on the ground that the matter had been dealt with already." It was elsewhere reported that they also considered that the charges were not proved.".
BEF 1909 Independent Means in Camberwell.

GENERAL NOTE:
William's descendant Reg MORKHAM reports that William left Emily Sophia and went back to England. There was no divorce. He had another family in England, and Reg has had letters from their descendants. William would have died in England.

SOURCES:
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1903-1954 in Ancestry.com
Free BMD Web Site
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Personal BONNEY Janene
Personal: MORKHAM John
  1. Wife: Emily Sophia GOODRICH (11113)
    Married: 05Oct1872 in Heidelberg Road, North Fitzroy

    Children:
    1. Reginald John Goodrich MORKHAM (11118)
    2. Edith Ann Mary MORCOMBE (Enie)(11111)
    3. Percival Creswick MORKHAM (Percy)(11117)
    4. Eustace Valentine MORKHAM (val)(11115)
    5. Roland Amery MORKHAM (Roy)(11119)
    6. William Gordon MORKHAM (Gordon)(11120)
    7. Muriel Emily MORKHAM (11116)
    8. John MORKHAM (21446)
  2. Wife: Diana DENIS or DENNISS (15864)

    Children:
    1. Horace Franklin F James MORKHAM (21425)
    2. Diane Lenore Doreen MORKHAM (15865)
    3. Cynthia Elaine MORKHAM (15866)
(living person)
Elizabeth MORKHAM (MORCOMB)(06809)
Family Code: St COLUMBMINORthomas

BIRTH:
ABT 1736 in CON.

CHRISTENED:
29Sep1736 in Mawgan in Pyder CON. dau.of Thomas and Catharine MORCOMB (C.052902)

SOURCE:
Personal AITKEN Fran
  1. Husband: Henry ROBERTS (06810)
    Married: 29May1759 in St Columb Minor
  2. Husband: John WILLIAMS (16724)
    Married: 17Sep1769
Thomas MORKHAM (MORCOMBE)(06799)
Family Code: St COLUMBMINORthomas

BIRTH:
ABT 1689 in St Columb Major CON. He was known as Thomas 'the elder' later

CHRISTENED:
03Nov1689 in St Columb Minor CON. son of John MORCOME

BURIAL:
11May1774 in St Columb Minor CON. as Thomas MORCOMBE the elder of Lower St Columb

WILL:
11Jun1771

PROBATE:
03Jun1774

RESIDENCE:
Hendra Paul,St Columb Minor,CON

OCCUPATION:
Yeoman

GENERAL NOTE:
Thomas the Elder's will:mentions property Hendra Paul, Trerigy aka Gommows Tenement, Watses Tenement, Little Trerigy, Little TreblezueWife Joan MORCOMBSons Richard and John (nothing willed to John as he died in 1767)Daughter Elizabeth married to ROBERTSGrandson Thomas, son of JohnGranddaughters Mary, Elizabeth and Cathering MORCOMB

SOURCES:
Marriage Index bef.1837 Cornwall FHS
Personal AITKEN Fran
Will Somerset House Index
  1. Wife: Catherine SYMONS (06800)
    Married: 07Nov1730 in St Columb Minor

    Children:
    1. Thomas MORKHAM (06823)
    2. John MORCOMBE (06812)
    3. Elizabeth MORKHAM (MORCOMB)(06809)
  2. Wife: Joan PYDLER (06806)
    Married: 18Feb1740 in St Columb Minor

    Children:
    1. Thomas MORCOMBE (06074)
    2. Richard MORCOMBE (06504)
    3. John MORKHAM (06808)

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