Who did Esther BYRNES marry?

Started by Leanne M (Volunteer Curator) 🇦🇺 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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5/20/2020 at 4:50 AM

Esther Wilkinson is on Geni with
* born 1815
* died 1896
* father David Byrnes, Convict "Friendship" 1800 (1768-1848)
* mother Ann (Reffin - Griffin) Byrnes [Convict "Experiment" 1804] (1783-1839)
children
* 1833 John Wilkinson, 3rd
* 1835 Sarah Dunbar
* 1837 twin - Emma Jane Eliza McCooey, twin
* 1837 twin - Jane Wilkinson, twin, infant
* 1840 Henry Wilkinson
* 1842 Alfred Frederick Wilkinson
* 1844 David Wilkinson
* 1846 Catherine Sophia Ford
* 1848 William Wilkinson
* 1850 Major Thomas Wilkinson
* 1853 Jemima Harland - Fraser
* 1855 Eliza Ann / Jane Irwin
* 1857 James Wilkinson
* 1859 Samuel Wilkinson
* 1860 Christiana Besford

Query 1
* daughter Christiana was born in 1860 in England, what evidence connects her to this family?

She has 2 husbands
* John Wilkinson (1810-1863) son of John Wilkinson [Convict "Royal Admiral" 1800] and Sarah Wilkinson
* John Wilkinson (1810-1863) son of George Wilkinson, Crew "Britannia" 1798 and Sarah (Coleman) Wilkinson - Salmon, Convict "Brittania" 1798

Query 2 - what evidence ties her to either John WILKINSON

5/20/2020 at 5:11 AM

There are also issues with George Wilkinson, Crew "Britannia" 1798
George arrived in Australia in 1798 and died in Australia in 1815, yet he has 2 children born in England
* 1816 Martha Wilkinson
* Private

There are also notes on Sarah (Coleman) Wilkinson - Salmon, Convict "Brittania" 1798 that she was living in England in 1851, yet she was in Australia

What evidence connects these children to this family?

5/20/2020 at 5:16 AM

NSW Birth Record 254/1799 V1799254 148 - Robert WILKINSON, father George, mother Sarah

NSW Birth Record - 331/1801 V1801331 148 - Johannah WILKINSON, father George, mother Sarah

NSW Birth Record 332/1803 V1803332 148 - Mary WILKINSON, father George, mother Sarah

NSW Birth Record 2243/1810 V18102243 1A - John WILKINSON, father John, mother Sarah

5/20/2020 at 5:28 AM

NSW Marriage Record 454/1799 V1799454 3A - George WILKINSON married Sarah COLEMAN

5/20/2020 at 5:29 AM

http://www.the1788-1820pioneerassociation.org.au/George%20Wilkinson...

children of George WILKINSON and Sarah COLEMAN are Robert 1799, Johannah 1801, Mary 1803, Thomas 1806

George was a seaman and at one time an officer with the East India Company, between 1794 and 1798 was Captain of several ships on the England to India run, including Briton in 1794 and Isabella in 1796.

He married an English girl, Mary Ann, in Madras, India; her surname is not known. A son George was born in October 1797, both mother and son died March 1798. George arrived in Port Jackson as a crewmember of Britannia 18 July 1798, for the next 12 years he travelled as a crewmember on ships taking supplies to the Colony. In 1811 George petitioned Governor Macquarie through his captain Andrew Barclay on behalf of himself and the crewmembers of the Indian for permission to settle in the Colony. Permission was granted and the approval stated he was to make himself useful on board one of the government vessels.

5/20/2020 at 5:43 AM

NSW Baptism Record - John WILKINSON born 5/8/1810 baptised 411/1810 St Johns Church, Parramatta, father John WILKINSON, mother Sarah

5/20/2020 at 5:49 AM

NSW Baptism Record - Johannah WILKINSON born 27/3/1801 Parramatta, baptised St Johns Church, father George WILKINSON, mother Sarah

5/20/2020 at 5:51 AM

NSW Baptism Record - Mary WILKINSON born 4/4/1803 Parramatta, baptised St Johns Church, father George WILKINSON, mother Sarah

5/20/2020 at 5:55 AM

NSW Baptism Record - Robert WILKINSON born 21/6/1799 baptised 28/7/1799 St Johns, father George WILKINSON, mother Sarah

5/20/2020 at 5:58 AM

NSW Baptism Record - Johannah WILKINSON born 27/3/1801, baptised 29/5/1803 St Johns, Parramatta, father George WILKINSON, mother Sarah

5/20/2020 at 6:16 AM

From the records there are 2 families

George WILKINSON who married Sarah COLEMAN
* 21/6/1799 Robert
* 27/3/1801 Johannah
* 4/4/1803 Mary

John WILKINSON who married Sarah
* 5/8/1810 John

I am unable to find any records for
* William J WILKINSON born 1801 - a William WILKINSON son of Frank and Cecilia died in Randwick in 1886. There is a note on William J Wilkinson that he was christened in England on 22/9/1802
* Martha WILKINSON born 1816 in England
* Joseph WILKINSON born England
These children were in England however Sarah COLEMAN was in Australia from 1798 - I will detach them until sources can be provided to connect them to this family

5/20/2020 at 6:28 AM

1881 England Census
* John WILKINSON head age 68 born England
* Christina BESFORD adopted daughter age 20 born England
* John POTTS lodger age 18 England

This is NOT the same John WILKINSON as the one born 1810 in Australia as he died in 1863 in Australi - I will detach Christina BESFORD

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