James and Elizabeth Brumby
James Brumby was born on 18 Jul 1771 in Scotton, Lincolnshire, England and died on 11 Sep 1838 in Longford, Tasmania at age 67. James was married to convict ↑Elizabeth Ainsley on 8 March 1811, in St Johns Church, Launceston by the Reverend Knopwood before witnesses William Lyttleton and Thomas Howard. On the same day their two sons, William, about 6 years old and John, about 3 years old were baptised.
Elizabeth was born on 16 Sep 1770 in Lincolnshire and died on 12 Mar 1846 in Longford, Tasmania at age 75. Elizabeth arrived at Port Jackson on 30 April 1796 on-board the Indispensable. She died at McRae's Hills and is buried in the Brumby family tomb in the grounds of Longford's Christ Church along with her husband James, their son John who died on the 10 Aug 1825 after being thrown from his horse, and grandsons William and James.
James enlisted as a Private in the New South Wales Corps of the British Army, later to become the 102nd Regiment of Foot, on 14 January 1790, at Chatham, near London. At the time of enlistment, James was 18 years of age and is described as being 6 foot tall and having brown hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion, and being of a round visage. He set sail for Australia with the Third Fleet, from Portsmouth Harbour on 27 March 1791. On 14 September 1791, James arrived at Port Jackson, New South Wales, aboard the Britannia with the New South Wales Corps. His name appears in the Monthly Pay Lists and Muster Roll of the New South Wales Corps of Foot for June 1798, where he was earning one pound and one shilling a month.
Following the departure of Governor King from New South Wales in 1792, James was the recipient of a 25 acre grant, one of a number made to men of the Regiment by Lieutenant Governor Francis Grose. James received his first grant on 3 December 1794, "laying and situate in Lane Cove in the district of Hunter's Hill". Lieutenant Governor Grose, however, did not have the authority to give land grants and it was cancelled following the arrival of Governor John Hunter. On 1 May 1797, James and three other privates in the New South Wales Corps were granted 100 acres in the District of Mulgrave Place, "lying and situate on the banks of the River Hawkesbury and bounded on the S. by Bradley farm and N. Singleton farm."
On 1 January 1801 James was promoted to Corporal and on 4 May 1801, further promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Captain Townsend's Company. On 1 August 1801, he was transferred to Lieutenant-Colonel Paterson's Company, from where he was to be one of sixty-four soldiers to be sent to Van Diemen's Land as part of Paterson's detachment to Port Dalrymple on the River Tamar. The New South Wales Corps arrived aboard the HMS Buffalo on 4 November 1804.
James was discharged from the British Army on 25th December, 1808, and remained as a settler and land owner in Van Diemen's Land until his death on 14 September 1838.
James and Elizabeth had six children:
2-William Brumby 1804 - 1841
2-John Brumby 1807 - 1825
2-James Brumby 1811 - 1855
2-Charles Brumby 1813 - 1895
2-Robert Brumby - 1835
2-Mary Brumby 1816 -
2-William Brumby was born in 1805 in North Esk and died on 13 May 1841 in Lake River at age 36. William married Anne Mansfield on 29 Jul 1824 in Launceston, Tasmania. Anne was born in 1797 in Sydney, New South Wales and died on 26 Mar 1864 in Longford, Tasmania at age 67. They had eight children:
3-John Brumby 1825 - 1918
3-Elizabeth Brumby 1827 - 1910
3-James Brumby 1831 - 1838
3-William Brumby 1833 - 1875
3-Mansfield Brumby 1837 - 1915
3-James Peter Ainslie Brumby 1839 - 1919
3-James Brumby 1841 - 1854
3-Samuel Brumby 1841 - 1927
3-Mansfield Brumby was born on 6 May 1837 in Lake River and died on 14 Jul 1915 in Cressy, Tasmania at age 78. Mansfield married Frances Ann Burr on 2 Apr 1857 in Cressy, Tasmania. Frances was born on 17 Apr 1840 in Adelaide, South Australia and died on 24 Apr 1916 in Cressy, Tasmania at age 76. They had a daughter: Bertha Emily.
4-Bertha Emily Brumby was born on 10 May 1868 in Cressy, Tasmania and died on 15 May 1937 at age 69. Bertha married Arthur Edward Cullen on 25 Mar 1891 in Longford, Tasmania. Arthur was born on 21 Feb 1865 in Longford, Tasmania. They had a son: George Frederick.
5-George Frederick Cullen was born on 20 Feb 1892 in Longford, Tasmania and died on 6 Aug 1945 at age 53. George married Mary Louisa Harvey, daughter of Thomas Harvey and Sarah Frances Purton. Mary was born on 22 Sep 1899 in Tasmania and died on 19 Dec 1978 in Tasmania at age 79. They had three children: Trevor, Neil and Keith.
6-Keith Cullen died in 2000.
2-John Brumby was born in Scotton, Lincolnshire, England and died on 20 Aug 1825 in Launceston, Tasmania. John married Susannah Coggan. Susannah was born in Scotton, Lincolnshire, England. They had one son: Robert.
3-Robert Brumby was born on 22 Aug 1799 in Scotton, Lincolnshire, England and died on 12 Nov 1873 in Longford, Tasmania at age 74. Robert married Hannah Hodgetts, daughter of Thomas Hodgetts and Harriet Luce, on 3 Jan 1831 in Longford, Tasmania. Hannah was born on 8 Aug 1809 in Sydney, New South Wales and died on 23 Jun 1891 in Longford, Tasmania at age 81. They had a daughter: Susannah.
4-Susannah Brumby was born on 27 Dec 1831 in Longford, Tasmania, was christened on 22 Jan 1832 in Longford, Tasmania, died on 29 Oct 1876 in Longford, Tasmania at age 44, and was buried in 1876 in Longford Christ Church Anglican Pioneer Cemetery. Susannah married her first cousin Thomas Lucas, son of George Lucas and Elizabeth Hodgetts, on 11 Apr 1854 in Christ Church, Longford, Tasmania. Thomas was born on 20 Mar 1828, was christened on 30 Mar 1828 in Launceston, Tasmania, and died on 29 Aug 1878 in Longford, Tasmania at age 50. They had thirteen children: Osmond Alfred, Arthur John, Anne Elizabeth, George Edward, Wilfred Thomas, Rosalie Jane, Lewis Charles, Alice Mary, Grace Ellen, Lillie Adeline Lucas, May, Emily Maud, and Archie Ralph Lucas.
5-Osmond Alfred Lucas was born on 4 Nov 1855 in Longford, Tasmania and died in 1875
5-Arthur John Lucas was born on 12 Mar 1857 in Cressy, Tasmania and died in 1908. Arthur married Sarah Fair Young, daughter of William Swanston Young and Sarah Oliver, on 27 Jun 1879 in Wesleyan Church, Cressy. Sarah was born on 23 Mar 1857 in Park Foggo, Coldingham, Scotland and died on 14 Nov 1926 in Campbell Town, Tasmania at age 69. They had 13 children: Sarah Olivia, Christina Marion, Susan Rose, Hannah Catherine, Thomas Arthur, William George, Lewis Edwin, Archie Ralph, Angus Charles, Lily Florence, Arthur, Winifred Vera and Vernon Andrew. Their story is told here:
5-Anne Elizabeth Lucas was born on 14 Apr 1858 in Longford, Tasmania and died in 1893. Anne had a daughter: Alice Grace.
6-Alice Grace Lucas was born on 18 Sep 1879 in Longford, Tasmania and died on 25 Jan 1880 in Longford, Tasmania.
Anne married Alfred Wright.
5-George Edward Lucas was born on 1 Aug 1859 in Longford, Tasmania and died in 1941.
5-Wilfred Thomas Lucas was born on 12 Aug 1860 in Longford, Tasmania and died in 1862.
5-Rosalie Jane Lucas 1861-1911
5-Lewis Charles Lucas 1863-1863
5-Alice Mary Lucas 1864-1870
5-Grace Ellen Lucas 1866-1866
5-Lillie Adeline Lucas 1866-1955
5-May Lucas 1867-Deceased
5-Emily Maud Lucas 1869-1973
5-Archie Ralph Lucas 1870-1870
2-Charles Brumby was born in 1813 in Tasmania and died on 29 Mar 1895 in Evandale, Tasmania at age 82.
2-James Brumby was born on 16 Mar 1814 in North Esk and died on 7 Apr 1855 in Longford, Tasmania at age 41. James married Mary Ann Flood, daughter of John Flood and Margaret Watson, on 25 Oct 1836 in Longford, Tasmania. Mary was born on 27 Mar 1817 in Sydney Cove, NSW and died on 25 Aug 1871 in Longford, Tasmania at age 54. They had sixteen children:
3-George Peter Brumby 1837 - 1907
3-John Robert Brumby 1838 - 1896
3-James William Brumby 1840 - 1918
3-William Thomas Brumby 1841 - 1842
3-Charles Henry Brumby 1842 - 1853
3-Emma Ainslie Brumby 1844 - 1853
3-Richard Henry Brumby 1845 - 1885
3-Richard Brumby 1845 - 1896
3-Christina 'Christie' Hannah Brumby 1846 - 1931
3-Thomas William Brumby 1848 - 1853
3-Francis Brumby 1849 - 1870
3-Joseph Alfred Brumby 1851 - 1923
3-Joseph Alfred Brumby 1851 - 1853
3-Henry Brumby 1852 - 1853
3-Louisa Blanche Brumby 1854 - 1881
3-Louisa Blanche Brumby
3-James William Brumby was born on 26 Feb 1840 in Longford, Tasmania, died on 3 Apr 1918 in Longford, Tasmania at age 78, and was buried in Methodist Cemetery, Longford. James married Susanna Pitt, daughter of William Pitt and Eliza Market (see below), on 23 May 1867 in Longford, Tasmania. Susanna was born on 7 Mar 1845 in Caveside, Tasmania and died on 23 Mar 1923 in Longford, Tasmania at age 78. They had twelve children:
4-Susanna Edith Brumby 1868 - 1882
4-Mary Eliza Brumby 1870 - 1936
4-James William Brumby 1871 - 1943
4-Emma Margaret Brumby 1872 - 1943
4-Frank Ernest Brumby 1874 - 1875
4-Edward Ronald Brumby 1876 - 1949
4-Christina Daisy Brumby 1877 - 1956
4-George Vivian Brumby 1879 - 1957
4-Ada Evelyn Brumby 1880 - 1946
4-Allan David Brumby 1882 - 1958
4-Lela Annie Brumby 1883 - 1971
4-Millicent Edith Brumby 1886 - 1972
4-Allan David Brumby was born on 5 Jun 1882 in Longford, Tasmania and died on 21 Mar 1958 in Devonport at age 75. Allan married Ruby Pearly Ashdown, daughter of Arthur James Samuel Ashdown and Elizabeth Crowden, on 1 Aug 1917 in Chudleigh, Tasmania. Ruby was born on 1 Jan 1894 in Deloraine, Tasmania.
4-Leila Annie Brumby was born on 26 Jul 1883 in Longford, Tasmania, died on 10 Jan 1971 in Deloraine, Tasmania at age 87, and was buried in Deloraine General Cemetery. Leila married Ernest William Oliver, son of Alexander Oliver and Eliza Jane Wyatt, about 1908 in Tasmania. Ernest was born on 23 Aug 1873 in Dunorlan, Tasmania and died on 19 Feb 1930 in Deloraine, Tasmania at age 56. They had nine children: Alexander Ernest, Madge Muriel, Molly Jean, Gwendoline Isabel, Featherbed Tasmania, Frank Neil, Walter Wyatt, Gloria Emily (Bounty) and Wilfred Ian. Their story is told here:
Eliza Murfit and William Pitt
Susanna Pitt was descended from convict William Pitt and Eliza Murfet.
Langman Murfett was born in 1736 in Downham in the Isle, England and died in 1837 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England at age 101. Langman married Margaret Tebbitt in 1762 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England. Margaret was born in 1736 in Downham in the Isle, England and died in 1827 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England at age 91. They had five children: John, William, Margaret, Thomas and Richard.
The youngest, Richard Murfett was born in 1773 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England and died in 1853 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England at age 80. Richard Murfit married Elizabeth Hayhoe on 15 July 1799 and they had ten children;
- Edward b. 1800
- Richard b. 1801
- Mary b. 1806
- Elizabeth b. 1808
- Samuel b. 1809
- Robert b. 1810
- James b. 1813
- John b. 1816
- David and
- Charlotte b. 1821.
Four of his sons, Edward, Samuel, Robert and James, with their wives and families migrated to Tasmania on three different ships.
Edward Murfet (35) and his wife Mary (30), with children, Eliza (12), Edith (8), Edward (5), together with Samuel Murfet (27), his wife Charlotte (27), and their children, Samuel (3), and Richard (1), under the assistance of a government grant, arrived in Launceston on 20 August 1836, aboard the ship, Amelia Thompson, having left Gravesend in England in April of that year.
James Murfitt (40), his wife Sarah (35), with children Uriah (8), James (6), Isaac (3), arrived aboard the Tasmania on 13 May 1854
Robert Murfitt (43), and his wife Sarah (42), with children Richard Murfett (18), Martin Murfett (16), Robert Murfitt (13) and David Murfitt (1) came from Southampton on the Kingston, arriving on 26 August 1854. As most of them could not read or write the various spellings of Murfit, Murfet, Murfitt, Murfett, appear in official records. All the brothers settled in the Hadspen and Longford area.
Edward Murfett was born in 1800 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England and died in 1878 in Longford at age 78. Edward married Mary Rollings on 31 Jan 1824 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England. Mary was born in 1795 in Swaffham, Cambridgeshire, England and died in 1832 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England at age 37. They had three children: Eliza, Edith and Edward.
Eliza Murfett was born on 8 May 1824 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England and died on 5 Aug 1908 in Longford at age 84. Eliza married convict ↑William Pitt in 1841 in Launceston. William was born on 15 Apr 1808 in Bristol, Devon and convicted at Bristol on 15 October 1827. He arrived as a convict in Van Diemen’s Land on the William Miles on 15 March 1828. He died on 7 Jan 1891 in Longford at age 82. They had a daughter: Susanna who married James Brumby whose daughter was Leila Annie Brumby.