John Clark Lethborg and Charlotte Watts

1-John Clark Lethborg was born in 1787 in Gothenberg, Sweden and died on 26 Feb 1853 in Middlesex, England at age 66. John married Sarah Elizabeth Wade on 4 Apr 1817 in London, England.  They had five children:

2-John Clark Lethberg 1787-1853

2-Sarah Lethborg 1818-1872 

2-John Clark Lethborg 1819-1895

2-Ann Rebecca Lethborg 1823-1910

2-Charlotte Lethborg 1825-1883

2-Elizabeth Lethborg 1828-1828

2-Convict John Clark Lethborg was born on 7 Jun 1819 in Middlesex, England and died on 28 Jun 1895 in Launceston, Tasmania at age 76. John married Esther Richardson on 6 Oct 1839 in Shoreditch, England. Esther was born on 15 May 1818 in London, England. They had two children: John Charles and Esther Elizabeth.

3-John Charles Lethborg was born on 20 May 1841 in England.

3-Esther Elizabeth Lethborg was born in 1843 in London, England.

John Lethborg, aged 23 was indicted in the Criminal Court London on 21 August 1843 of stealing 58 caps, 168 cap tops, 33 cap bands and 32 3/4 yards of cloth from John Robins & Sons, Houndsditch, London and was transported for 7 years. He served his time in the Brown River area, southern Tasmania and in Longford and was given a ticket of leave on 16 October 1847, and then was freed on 9 September 1850.

John married convict Charlotte Watts in 1859 in Longford, Tasmania. Charlotte was born on 17 Sep 1837 in Westminster, Middlesex, England and died on 22 Dec 1898 in Launceston, Tasmania at age 61.

On 8 July 1852, convict Charlotte Watts, 15 years old, arrived in Hobart on the convict ship Sir Robert Steppins to serve 7 years for stealing 3 shawls, belonging to Beasley, Pimlico, and money and a coat. She served her time in Hobart and at Illawarra, Longford. On 18 Apr 1853, Charlotte was given permission to marry John Lethborg. John and Charlotte settled in Longford District at Bishopsbourne, where they rented a house and land from the Bishop of Tasmania until 1869. John was a Hawker and had a shop at the house. They moved to Springfield near Scottsdale, where he acquired a house and land (50 acres) not far from St Pauls Church of England. John had an Inn which was called Travellers Rest. In 1877 he received a Hotel Licence, and the Hotel was called Winbourne Arms until 1881. The building later burned down.

There were many champion axemen amongst the Lethborg and Reeves families. Richard Lethborg was the World Champion Chopper in the St Leonards Axemen Society in 1890, and his son Hector won chopping championships in New Zealand, also Hectors son Brian was an Axeman, and Richards son Aubrey. Richard’s brother Jack Lethborg was light-weight Champion Axeman, Latrobe, Tasmania, and Jacks Grandson Sam was an Axeman. Tom Reeves (husband of Ellen Lethborg) was first Champion of the World Chopping Championships in 1891- he also won the 2ft standing block championships on 1891 and 1895.

John and Charlotte lived in the Springfield District and had 11 children:

 

3-Baby Lethborg was born on 1 Jan 1856 in Longford, Tasmania and died on 2 Jan 1856 in Longford, Tasmania.

3-Samuel Lethborg was born on 11 May 1857 in Longford, Tasmania and died of typhoid on 30 Jan 1882 in Ringarooma, Tasmania at age 24. Samuel married Mary Reid on 31 Dec 1877 in Morven. Mary was born about 1857. They had three children: Minnie Florence, Laura Nerine and Lewis Augustus.

4-Minnie Florence Lethborg was born on 19 Jan 1879 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

4-Laura Nerine Lethborg was born on 3 Aug 1880 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

4-Lewis Augustus Lethborg was born on 18 Oct 1881 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

3-Sarah Lethborg was born on 23 Apr 1859 in Longford, Tasmania. Sarah married Daniel Newman on 7 Jan 1882 in Launceston, Tasmania.

3-Charlotte Lethborg was born on 16 Mar 1861 in Longford, Tasmania.

3-Ellen Lethborg was born on 30 Mar 1863 in Longford, Tasmania and died on 12 Feb 1914 in Flowerdale, Tasmania at age 50. Ellen married Thomas Reeves, son of John Reeves and Mary Ann McMasters, on 23 Dec 1892 in Ringarooma, Tasmania. Thomas was born on 29 Aug 1860 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania and died on 17 May 1949 in Devonport at age 88. They had 11 children: Amy Ellen, Arthur John, Ernest John, Arthur Thomas, Mary Jessie, William George, Ruby Edith, Frances Maud (Fannie), Leslie Lionel Lewis, Archibald Edgar and Horace Joseph.

4-Amy Ellen Reeves was born in 1884 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

4-Arthur John Reeves was born in 1885 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

4-Ernest John Reeves was born on 22 Jul 1886 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

4-Arthur Thomas Reeves was born on 22 Jun 1888 in Mersey District, North West Tasmania and died in Devonport.

4-Mary Jessie Reeves was born on 19 Sep 1890 in Mersey, Devonport and died on 14 Sep 1971 at age 80. Mary married Reginald William Pollard in 1917 in Launceston, Tasmania. Reginald was born in Jun 1890 in Hillam, Yorkshire, England and died in 1944 in Victoria at age 54. They had three children: Margaret Rose, Roy and Kenneth.

5-Margaret Rose Pollard was born on 26 Jan 1920 and died on 30 Jun 2000 in Melbourne, Victoria at age 80. Margaret married John Perkins Wighton.

5-Roy Pollard was born in 1933 and died in 1984 at age 51.

5-Kenneth Pollard was born in 1935 and died on 14 Nov 1986 at age 51.

4-William George Reeves was born in 1892 in Mersey District, North West Tasmania.

4-Ruby Edith Reeves was born in 1894 in Mersey District, North West Tasmania and died on 22 Oct 1926 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania at age 32.

4-Frances Maud (Fannie) Reeves was born on 23 Sep 1896 in Barrington, Tasmania and died on 20 Oct 1966 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania at age 70.

Frances married Clarence Louis (Trick) Cocker, son of John Cocker and Rebecca Airey, on 18 Jun 1919 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania. Clarence was born on 20 Dec 1891 in Mersey, Devonport and died on 2 Sep 1974 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania at age 82. They had five children: Frances Elaine, Baby, Clarice Rebecca, Lewis Dean (Blue) and Bruce Allen (Plum).  Their story is told here.

4-Leslie Lionel Lewis Reeves was born in 1899 in Mersey District, North West Tasmania and died on 23 Aug 1995 in Sheffield at age 96.

4-Archibald Edgar Reeves was born on 20 Feb 1901 in Barrington, Tasmania.

4-Horace Joseph Reeves was born on 16 Aug 1903.

3-Richard Lethborg was born on 18 Aug 1865 in Longford. Richard married Caroline Alice Bryant on 2 Oct 1889 in Ringarooma, Tasmania. Caroline was born in 1872. They had eight children: Elsie Evelyn, Leslie George, Ella May, Gladys Grace, Wilfred Mervyn, Hector Charles, Doris Caroline and Hazel Mary.

4-Elsie Evelyn Lethborg was born on 10 Jul 892 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

4-Leslie George Lethborg was born on 3 Jun 1890 in Ringarooma, Tasmania. Leslie married Ida Mary Bald on 3 Mar 1920 in Scottsdale, Tasmania.

4-Ella May Lethborg was born on 10 Jun 1894 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

4-Gladys Grace Lethborg was born on 2 Apr 1896 in Ringarooma, Tasmania. Gladys married John Mervyn Mcbean on 28 Apr 1920 in St Barnabas Church of England, Scottsdale.

4-Wilfred Mervyn Lethborg was born on 6 Mar 1898 in Ringarooma, Tasmania. Wilfred married Marjorie Ida May on 29 Dec 1920 in St Lukes Anglican Church, Richmond.

4-Hector Charles Lethborg was born on 2 Jul 1900 in Springfield, Tasmania.

4-Doris Caroline Lethborg was born on 14 Jul 1904 in Springfield, Tasmania. Doris married Frederick Blackett Cleaver on 7 Jul 1923 in St Pauls Church, Launceston.

4-Hazel Mary Lethborg was born on 16 Jan 1915 in Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital, Launceston.

3-Arthur Thomas Lethborg was born on 8 Sep 1867 in Longford, Tasmania. Arthur married Mary Reeves, daughter of John Reeves and Mary Ann McMasters, on 10 Jul 1890 in Mersey District, North West Tasmania. Mary was born on 11 May 1870 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania. They had six children: Elvin Arthur, Leonard Reeves, Daisy Charlotte, Violet May, Myra Beryl and Gordon John.

4-Elvin Arthur Lethborg was born on 17 Mar 1892 in Ringarooma, Tasmania. He served in the First World War.  Elvin married Coralie Ann Hobden on 23 Nov 1921 in St Marks Anglican Church, Bellerive.

Elvin Arthur lethborg
Elvin Arthur Lethborg

4-Leonard Reeves Lethborg was born on 10 Jul 1894 in Springfield, died on 4 Jul 1969 in Winnaleah, Tasmania at age 74, and was buried on 7 Jul 1969 in Branxholm, Tasmania. Leonard married Ida Ruby Crothers, daughter of John Crothers and Julia Teresa Hally, on 12 Apr 1925 in Launceston, Tasmania. Ida was born on 19 Jun 1892 in Ringarooma, Tasmania and died on 4 Jul 1969 in Winnaleah, Tasmania at age 77. They had four children: Mary Eileen, Rhoda, Iris and Aileen. Their story is told here.

4-Daisy Charlotte Lethborg was born on 9 Aug 1896 in Springfield and died on 11 Apr 1956 at age 59. Daisy married Herbert William Shaw on 31 Jan 1920 in Latrobe, Tasmania.

4-Violet May Lethborg was born on 9 Aug 1896 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

4-Myra Beryl Lethborg was born on 23 Feb 1899. Myra married Charles Frederick James Cuthbertson on 16 Apr 1924 in Swan Street, Hobart.

4-Gordon John Lethborg was born on 23 Nov 1907 in Springfield, Tasmania.

3-Julia Lethborg was born on 1 Nov 1869 in Ringarooma, Tasmania and died in 1932 at age 63. Julia married John Reeves, son of John Reeves and Mary Ann McMasters, on 12 Jul 1889 in Mersey, Tasmania. John was born on 29 Mar 1866 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania and died in 1949 at age 83. They had ten children: Allan John, Martha, May Charlotte, Howard Samuel, John Symes, Ella Olive, Annie Ina, Maurice, Roy Thomas and Keith Joseph.

4-Allan John Reeves was born on 11 Sep 1890 in Mersey, Devonport.

4-Martha Reeves was born on 3 Sep 1892 in Mersey, Devonport.

4-May Charlotte Reeves was born on 4 Mar 1895 in Mersey, Devonport.

4-Howard Samuel Reeves was born on 26 Jun 1897 in Mersey, Devonport.

4-John Symes Reeves was born on 6 Jan 1900 in Barrington, Tasmania.

4-Ella Olive Reeves was born on 1 Sep 1902 in Barrington, Tasmania.

4-Annie Ina Reeves was born on 16 Nov 1904 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania.

4-Maurice Reeves was born on 8 Jun 1907 in Barrington, Tasmania.

4-Roy Thomas Reeves was born on 20 Dec 1909 in Barrington, Tasmania and died on 19 Feb 2017 in Freemason Home, Lindisfarne at age 107. Roy married Mavis Esme Huett, daughter of John Atwell Hucklebridge Huett and Flora Ann Woodberry. Mavis was born on 22 Aug 1909 in Ulverstone, Tasmania, died on 3 May 1992 in North West General Hospital, Burnie at age 82, and was buried on 5 May 1992 in Wynyard Crematorium Wall.

4-Keith Joseph Reeves was born on 16 Jan 1913 in Wynyard, Tasmania.

3-Allen John Lethborg was born on 11 Sep 1871 in Ringarooma, Tasmania. Allen married Christina Maria Moore, daughter of James Jessop Mawer and Isabella Findlay, on 24 Dec 1892 in Mersey District, North West Tasmania. Christina was born on 18 Sep 1871 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania and died on 31 Oct 1914 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania at age 43.  They had three children: Allan, Beatrice Edith and Jessie.

4-Allan Lethborg was born on 27 Feb 1894 in Mersey District, North West Tasmania. Allan married Ellen Louisa Parker on 23 Aug 1916 in St Michael and All Angels, Moorina.  They had two children: Not recorded and Nole Vincent.

5-Not recorded Lethborg was born on 12 Jan 1908 in Derby, Tasmania.

5-Nole Vincent Lethborg was born on 30 Oct 1910 in Derby, Tasmania.

4-Beatrice Edith Lethborg was born on 21 May 1895 in Mersey District, North West Tasmania.

4-Jessie Lethborg was born on 14 Mar 1897 in Mersey, Devonport.

Allen next married Mary Ann Johnson on 16 Dec 1915 in St Marks Anglican Church, Deloraine.

3-William Lethborg was born on 5 Jul 1873 in Ringarooma, Tasmania. William married Laura Lavinia Elsen on 21 Sep 1920 in Launceston, Tasmania.  They had three children: William John, Maisie Pearl and Laura Lilian.

4-William John Lethborg was born on 11 Nov 1907 in Springfield, Tasmania.

4-Maisie Pearl Lethborg was born on 6 May 1910 in Springfield, Tasmania.

4-Laura Lilian Lethborg was born on 18 Oct 1912 in Springfield, t.

William next married Alice Mary Butwell, daughter of Henry Butwell and Eliza George, on 12 Nov 1896 in Launceston, Tasmania. Alice was born on 12 Oct 1877 in Ringarooma, Tasmania and died on 22 Mar 1920 in Royal Derwent Hospital, New Norfolk at age 42. They had five children: Winnifred Faith, Oswald Adophas, Mona Muriel, Mary Gray and Albert.

4-Winnifred Faith Lethborg was born on 17 Apr 1897 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

4-Oswald Adophas Lethborg was born on 28 Oct 1898 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

4-Mona Muriel Lethborg was born in 1900 and died in 1948 at age 48. Mona married Charles William Marshall Freeman on 29 Dec 1923 in St Johns Church of England, Launceston. Charles was born on 29 Aug 1899 in Launceston, Tasmania.

4-Mary Gray Lethborg was born on 21 Sep 1904 in Springfield, Tasmania.

4-Albert Lethborg was born on 30 Nov 1905 in New Norfolk, Tasmania.

3-Peter Joseph Lethborg was born on 18 Sep 1875 in Ringarooma, Tasmania. Another name for Peter was Peter Leonard. Peter married Vida Gray on 4 Sep 1900 in Latrobe, Tasmania.  They had four children: Mildred Victoria, Henry William, Peter Leonard and Jack.

4-Mildred Victoria Lethborg was born on 21 Jan 1901 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania.

4-Henry William Lethborg was born on 15 Mar 1902 in Barrington, Tasmania.

4-Peter Leonard Lethborg was born on 22 Sep 1904 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania.

4-Jack Lethborg was born on 28 May 1908 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania.