William Keevers, Marine "Princess Royal" 1823

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William Keevers

Birthplace: Margate, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 14, 1871 (81)
Minnamurra Estate, Jamberoo, Australia (ruptured bladder from fall)
Place of Burial: Jamberoo, NSW, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Kevers and Mary Sutton
Husband of Sarah Jane (Slack) Keevers, Free Settler "Princess Royal" 1823
Father of Jane Keevers, infant; James Keevers; Mary Keevers; John T Keevers; William Keevers and 7 others
Brother of James Kevers and Edward Keevers, Marine "Princess Royal" 1823

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About William Keevers, Marine "Princess Royal" 1823

From the book " William & Sarah Keevers" written by Elizabeth (Bessie) Webb The above couple arrived in Sydney 11th March 1823 and landed 13th March, the day their first son James, was born. On 9.5.1834, William successfully bid for lot 10, 10 acres of Crown Land at West Dapto which he called "Hussar Farm" Their children ; (1) Jane Keevers b 13.4.1821 (2) James Keevers b 13.3.1823 (3) John Keevers b 16.7.1825 (4) William Keevers b 15.8.1827 (5) George Keevers b 25.2.1830 (6) Edward Keevers b 12.6.1832 (7) Elizabeth Keevers b 15.2.1835 (8) Thomas Keevers b 15.8.1837 (9) Mary Keevers b 7.2.1840 (10) Richard Keevers b 14.7.1842 (11) Henry Keevers b 1.7.1847

(2) James married Phoebe Golding (b 1833 at Manea, Cambridgeshire, her parents were Robert Golding Pope and Sarah Curtis) at Jamberoo 23.1.1856 and it was here their first 6 children were born. He was listed as a labourer and later a farmer. [Phoebe & her sister Sarah arrived in Sydney 27.5.1855 per "Constitution".] They sold out at Jamberoo ( Kiama Independent Newspaper 8.3.1866). Later James' occupation listed as a carpenter at Jump Up, Branxton near where four daughters were born. It is probable that the family moved to this area to be near Phoebe's brother Thomas Golding at Belford and Sarah Golding at East Maitland. The family moved to Wickham after Thomas Goldings death in 1877. James died of pneumonia 28.5.1880 at Wickham, Phoebe died at Wickham 27.2.1887, both buried Waratah Cemetery. next to the church (which today neither remain). Their children ; (1) Robert James Keevers b 9.1.1857 m Emma Clark in 1880 Wickham (2) Arthur John Keevers b 13.2.1860 m Mary Cook 18.8.1881 West Maitland (3) Alfred William Keevers b 13.2.1860 m Arletter Goodwin 30.1.1884 Wickham (4) Francis George Keevers b 1861 m Mary Donnelly 1887 (5) Mathew Edward Keevers b 19.4.1863 m Anna Maria James 1.8.1888 (6) Ann Elizabeth Keevers b 2.10.1864 m Thomas Walsh (7) Sarah Ann Keevers b 14.7.1866 m George J Shaw (8) Mary Ann Keevers b 20.6.1868 m David Felix (9) Grace Amelia Keevers b 16.8.1870 m John Thomas Poile 1895 (10) Edith Ellen Keevers b 29.4.1872 m John Morgan 8.6.1910 Burwood (11) William Thomas Keevers b 20.4.1873 m Ada Mary Knight (12) Phoebe Keevers b 1876

There is a bit written as well about the bridge building etc. and photos of some of the above children including Arthur John & wife Mary.

My Green family from the Illawarra connect to (8) Thomas in the first branch but I just noticed that # (11) of James & Phoebe's ....William Thomas Keevers' wife, Ada Mary Knight, is a descendant of Sarah Robinson & James Pewlett....Sarah married later to Joseph Craft ...one of my lines......round & round in circles we go again !!!!!


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William Keevers, Marine "Princess Royal" 1823's Timeline

March 11, 1790
Margate, Kent, England, United Kingdom
March 13, 1823
Hobart, TAS, Australia
New South Wales, Australia

NSW Birth Record 1267/1824 - Mary KEEVERS, father William, mother Sarah

July 16, 1825
Hobart, TAS, Australia

Tasmania Birth Record - John KEVERS born 16/7/1825 Hobart, father William KEVERS, mother Sarah KEVERS

August 15, 1827
Sydney, NSW, Australia
February 25, 1830
Sydney, NSW, Australia

NSW Birth Record 9674/1830 - George KEEVERS, father William, mother Sarah

June 12, 1832
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

NSW Birth Record 228/1832 - Edward KEEVERS, father William, mother Sarah

February 4, 1835
Dapto, NSW, Australia