Oxlade family via Victoria

Benjamin Oxlade born 1827 inner London and Elizabeth Shelley born 1822 Brighton Sussex, married 1848, both residing Newington, inner London. Soon they lived Blackfriars; 1851 Ireland yard. Ben was apprentice waterman and lighterman, bound Jan 1845, master John Hasler, Pauls Wharf. In March 1852, Ben gained freedom of The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames. Lightermen, as Ben worked, operated oar-steered tidal barges for unloads from ships. By 1861, the family resided Old Fish st.

In 1861, Ben and family emigrated for Australia, arriving Melbourne, colony of Victoria, 16 Jan 1862, ship Vortigern.
Elizabeth had younger half-brother William Wallace Shelley, sister Mary Ann and half-sister Clara already established in Victoria, and more half-siblings followed.

Ben and family resided Richmond where Alfred was born 1863, by 1864 Sandridge (Port Melbourne). Ben was waterman and, as in England, professional sculling (rowing) racer: March 1862 major match race at Melbourne lost; Nov 1862 pairs for watermen Melbourne Annual Regatta won; next such Nov 1863 watermen's race won; 1864 pairs Brighton Regatta won; 1865 Lake Wendouree Regatta, Ballarat, won.

About 1865, the Oxlade family settled at Ballarat. Aquatic sports and tourist boating were popular at the new Lake Wendouree. Ben was waterman, boatman and carpenter, probably mainly with Tom Gill, from 1864 a leading operator there, whom his daughter Emma married 1869. Ben also had links from Melbourne with James Edwards, boat proprietor at Ballarat. In 1884 Ben and Elizabeth resided Windermere st; by 1888, 12 Essex st.

Ben died 1888, said Ballarat Courier, well known at Lake Wendouree and rowing circles. Elizabeth died 1895, res Essex st, housekeeper.

Elizabeth Oxlade nee Shelley 1892

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Children of Elizabeth Shelley & Ben Oxlade
1. Elizabeth 1848 London
2. Emma 1850 London
3. Benjamin 1852 London died 1853
4. Harry 1856 London
5. Arthur Charles 1861 London
6. Alfred 1863 Richmond Victoria

Ben Oxlade as rowing racer

Ben often appeared in Annual Regattas at London between Blackfriars and Southwark bridges. He was second for coat and badge at 1850 Grand Thames Regatta. Also 1850, he won scullers' match race on the Thames, said The Times a most determined and gallant contest which augured well for future advancement in the path of celebrity: full report. In 1856 he was third paired oars Thames Regatta, 1858 winner two match races, subsequently loser two others. The management of the Pauls Wharf Regatta was often entrusted to him.

Arriving Melbourne 16 Jan 1862, Ben was somewhat astonished almost immediately to find a gentleman proposing to match him to row for 200 pounds. The match made, the monies, half each by respective supporters, were staked to newspaper Bells Life In Victoria which reported the affair 25 Jan to 22 March (main basis for this account). By 8 Feb, Oxlade by his unassuming manners and modesty of demeanour had made a host of friends. His opponent was James Punch, age 22, from near Sydney, professional waterman. Ben, age 34, trained Upper Yarra at Richmond, Steve Forster trainer, locating Sir Henry Barkly Hotel, Richmond. On 15 March, the race took place over about four and a half miles on the Lower Yarra. Punch won very easily by 20 lengths, time 26 minutes, stakes handed over that evening Albion Hotel. The Argus reported that it appeared to be almost generally known that Ben Oxlade had not had the opportunity of being brought out in first rate form and condition, having scarcely arrived after a bad voyage of 118 days, the match made for him by an over zealous and not over-wise patron: he was of repute and skill in the old country.

Ralph P. Neale Jolly Dogs Are We mentions the event and continues "the sixth all rowing regatta on the Yarra River in 1862 was by far the most successful rowing regatta to date and involved well over a hundred amateur rowers.. In contrast the number of professional rowers was limited to five men only: in the sculls Fred Ralph, George Nickels and Jack Riley; and in the paired-oar event Nickels with Ben Oxlade against Ralph and Tom Dewardt.. Whereas in previous years the regattas had been held on the winding, narrow Upper Yarra, in 1862 it was resolved to move to the lower Yarra, below its junction with the Saltwater River [now known as Maribyrnong River and junction modified].. The regatta held on Monday 10 November 1862, celebrated the birthday of the Prince of Wales." The paired-oar event, Footscray Cup, 15 pounds, for watermen, The Age reported won by Nickels and Oxlade.

In August 1863, Ben was engaged as professional trainer of the Victorian crew for the Intercolonial Rowing Match.

The 1863 Melbourne Annual Regatta was public holiday 10 Nov, course two miles Lower Yarra. The Age wrote that the Watermen's Scullers' Race, rowed in boats pulling a pair of sculls excluding outriggers, entrance 10s, was one-sided, Oxlade winning by a number of lengths. The Herald said it was a very interesting race with the purse of sovereigns secured by B. Oxlade who beat his opponents easily; the day was a perfect success despite abrupt termination by fierce storm; at one time, there could not have been less than 8000 persons present. In 1863 Regatta Lake Learmonth, 30 Nov, near Ballarat, Ben competed without success; said Ballarat Star, in getting round in a heat of the first race, Oxlade sprained his wrist resulting in a considerable swelling that compelled him to give up.

In June 1864 at Brighton Regatta in Melbourne, crowd 8000, Ben was defeated in singles by James Edwards by about a yard - the most exciting and hardest contested of all the races. Ben won pairs. Feb 1865, Ben won open scullers race Lake Wendouree Regatta, Ballarat, new boat by Charles Brooks, recently established boat proprietor there.

"B. Oxlade 1847" Goblet

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source: A.D.G. (Tony) Oxlade

Ancestry and family of Ben Oxlade 1827-88

Ben's father, Robert Oxlade 1805-68. [Oxlade research of Susan M. Rogers, see below, and at points Sandy Brodine much assists for the remainder of paragraph.] Robert 1841 was labourer, residing Printer st, Blackfriars; 1848 carman; 1851 labourer, Holiday yard at Ludgate; 1856 common porter; 1861 labourer, inmate City of London Union Workhouse. He was born 9 Nov 1805 ch Robert Oxlat at Croydon, Surrey; d 2 Dec 1868, City of London Union Workhouse Bromley, age 64, porter. Robert had been employed many years as a driver of horse and cart in central London until 1850 when briefly imprisoned for petty theft of oats, said of previous good character.

Robert's parents were Joseph Oxlade (or Oxley) b c1781 Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire m 1805 Cookham, Berkshire Martha Ludlow 1781-1859 (b Hampstead Norrey's, Berkshire, parents Benjamin Ludlow b c1754 m 1776 Rebecca Hopgood, gparents Joseph Ludlow and Martha; sister Charlotte Ludlow 1788-1850 m London 1811 Robert Oxlade 1782-1851 brother of Joseph). Joseph and Martha came to inner London early 1800's where Joseph lime porter, carman; 1841 res Printer st with son Robert and family, 1851 Glasshouse yard. Martha d 6 July 1859 City of London Union Workhouse Bromley, 78 years. Susan M. Rogers within remarkable detail at rootsweb Oxlade I0323 has believed ancestry of Joseph as son of Robert Oxlade c1750-c1830 Great Marlow Bucks m Mary Rose c1755-c1832; Robert son of Richard Oxlade c1693-c1759 Great Marlow husbandman (small farmer) m3 Mary Gibbons; Richard son of George Oxlade c1643-1711 Great Marlow m Parthenia Childe c1647-1698; George son of John Oxlade c1606-61 Fingest Bucks husbandman m Fraunces Munday; John son of John Oxlade c1583-c1661 Fingest labourer.

Ben's mother was Caroline Crowder 1806-87 b Limehouse, 1851 laundress, 1861 charwoman 20 Old Fish st with Ben and family also her son George; 1871 nurse with son George and family; 1881 City of London Union Workhouse. Caroline had brother John Davenport Crowder 1808-41 m 1830 Betsey Harris, a younger sister Harriett Crowder m 1832 George Maisey and it seems other siblings. Caroline was child of Samuel Crowder 1759?-? tailor and Sarah Dier 1781-1848 m 1802. Sarah by 1841 was widow res Lambeth with daughter Harriett Maisey, husband and family. The parents of Samuel Crowder seemingly were William Crowder m London 1755 Prudence Davenport b 1725. The brother of Prudence was John Davenport c1722-96, a London woollen draper and King's tailor, who resided and owned property around Twickenham; the meaning of his will, which had nephew Samuel Crowder a possible beneficiary, became a prominent court case. The Davenport ancestry was in Cheshire.

Robert Oxlade m Caroline Crowder 10 Dec 1826 St John the Evangelist, Lambeth. Benjamin ch there 23 Dec 1827. Other children included Robert Oxlade ch 1829, Caroline Oxlade 1834-1898 res inner London m 1856 Edward Reeves 1830-70 several children, John Robert Oxlade ch 1838, Eliza Oxlade ch 1841, George Oxlade 1844-1912 res inner London m Ann Spenser 1849-1918 (> Benjamin Phillip Oxlade 1867-1953 of London pic > Ben Oxlade 1905-2000 of London pic whose daughters Di Mancino settled Perth, Western Australia and Chrystal Jane Lloyd, Newcastle, New South Wales, pics thanks to Di Mancino and other assistance gdau Cathy Simon (Lloyd)).

Ancestry and family of Elizabeth Oxlade nee Shelley 1822-95

Elizabeth Shelley was b 15 Sept 1822 Brighton, Sussex, ch there, St Nicholas 22 Jan 1823, of William Shelley c1797-1876 b Brighton, Sussex, shoemaker m Brighton 1817 Catherine Nye 1798-1829. It is likely that William was of the large old Shelley family of Sussex though distant from its branch which late 1700' after presence in America re-established flamboyantly in Sussex and included the poet. He was born 1797 ch Brighton, child of John Shelley m Brighton 1796 Ann Weller. Catherine was the Kitty Nye ch 1798 Cuckfield, Sussex, child of John Nye m 1797 Catherine Roebuck. Other children of William and Catherine: Mary Ann Shelley 1818-93, William Shelley 1820, John Shelley 1824, Ann Shelley 1826.

William Shelley c1797-1876 as a widower married Brighton 1829 Elizabeth Julia Myers 1808-89 and moved c1834 to London. Elizabeth (later Oxlade) may have been the teenage Elizabeth Shelly 1841 in domestic service to a hosier at Ludgate st. The locality of the William Shelley family at London was that of Ben Oxlade; 1841 at Cloyster ct, Blackfriars, William, shopman; around 1851-61 at 8 Bennet Hill, William bootmaker retired; by 1871 at the City of London almshouse, Lambeth, William age 73. In addition to Elizabeth Oxlade, the following children of William Shelley emigrated to Victoria.

William Wallace Shelley 1829-86 pic at picturevictoria, arr Melb 1849 assisted from Brighton age 20 labourer, m 1850 Mary De'Rippe Redhead 1821-87, adopted Thomas Wallace Shelley d 1928 age 68. Initially W.W. Shelley was in business Queen st, Melb, from 1853 had general store cnr Simpson's rd (later name Victoria st) and James st, Richmond (later named Shelley st); mined at Ballarat; by 1859 publican North Richmond Hotel same location as store; Mayor of Richmond 1872, 1878; in England 1882; JP; by 1882 resided Charles st, Abbotsford; substantial local properties. (Sources incl People in Victoria 1882.)

Mary Ann Shelley 1818-93 arr Melb 1853, m Collingwood 1857 William Kettlewell, farmed at Riddell's Creek near north of Melb, only child died young. By 1893, resided 382 Barkly st, East Brunswick, died that year after being struck by ridden horse on Nicholson st near home. At her marriage, witness Hannah Prudence Harris was half sister of wife of W.W. Shelley, witness Nathaniel Fletcher m 1858 Christina another half sister of wife of W.W. Shelley.

Clara Shelly 1832-1918 arr Melb 1854 domestic servant "gone with her brother to Richmond"; m Melb 1855 William Yorke Mitchell, several children; from 1858 at Ballarat; with dau Hannah b 1864 she returned to London, m Lambeth 1869 neighbour of her parents Thomas How apparently in Vic c1857; 1881 resided Lambeth, Thomas journeyman baker. A child of Clara, Thomas Mitchell, born 1860 Ballarat, probably was the adopted son of W.W. Shelley and Mary.

Agnes Shelley 1841-90 arr Melb 1862 m 1864 William Nicholls who took North Richmond Hotel c1882 and by 1889 Friendly Societies Hotel, Langridge st, Abbotsford (now Carringbush Hotel). Several children d infancy. Agnes in her will mentioned her brothers and sisters including Elizabeth Oxlade at Ballarat.

Ephraim Myers Shelley 1846-72 arr Melb 1863, d Abbotsford described by brother William as writer.

Other children of William Shelley and Elizabeth Julia remained in England, all at London: Kitty Harriet Shelley 1831-1904 m 1852 John Huckin; James Richard Shelley 1835-1902 bookbinder m 1857 Emma Howell; Martha Mercy Shelley 1839-95 m 1855 James Rich; Manasset Shelley 1852-1908 bookbinder finisher m 1874 Elizabeth Sibley.

Children & some further descendants of Ben Oxlade and Elizabeth nee Shelley

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Elizabeth (Leah) Oxlade 1848-1935

Born London, Elizabeth arrived Melbourne 1862. She was employed at premises of Edwards boat builder at Melbourne until probably going with her parents to reside at Ballarat about 1865.

She married at registry Geelong 1869
Solomon Herman (in name Isidore Hamburdger), general dealer, both residing Ballarat. Solomon was born c1836 Vichlene (town) Konin (city) Posen (province) of Poland, arrived Australia 1857 ship Commodore Perry (by his account recorded 1890), his sister Rose and family at Ballarat by 1857, presumably he was the Solomon Herman commenced application for jeweller's licence at Ballarat Dec 1857.

In 1874, Elizabeth, Solomon and children settled at Bendigo (Sandhurst) Victoria where Solomon was an accountant and led the Jewish congregation. In 1878, Solomon and Elizabeth, as Leah, had their marriage solemnized by the Hebrew Minister at Sandhurst, and re-registered. At Bendigo, the family resided at McCrae st, later at Mundy st. In 1890 Solomon was imprisoned for offending on a building society of which he was secretary.

In 1895, Solomon and most of the children settled at Perth, Western Australia. Geoffrey C. Bolton Daphne Street (WA 1997) has that. from 1895 the Hermans were in central block Hay st, Perth, WA.; their business was a modest enterprise with a son running greengrocery from same premises, later another son taking over as wine merchant; from 1896, the Hermans bought up and sub-divided land North Perth.; in 1899-1900, Solomon was president of congregation, synagogue Brisbane st, Perth.

Solomon Herman d Perth 1914. Elizabeth d Perth 1935 described as one of the State's most zealous philanthropic workers.

pic, Elizabeth age 16.

Solomon Herman, family and ancestry

incorporating research by site author from England and Victoria records, other named sources and help of Roslyn & Ian Brown

Rose Herman 1831-1906, sister of Solomon., m 1854 Birmingham England. Joseph Levy and they soon came to Victoria with infant son; by 1857 at Ballarat > Naomi Levy 1857.-1946 m 1882 Abraham Solomon, Louis Levy 1858, Rebecca Fanny Levy 1860, Isidore Levy 1864, Abraham Levy 1866-1929, Fanny Rebecca Levy 1868-1953. Joseph Levy d Sydney 1915.

Samuel Herman 1800-79, rabbi, father of Solomon, settled in Victoria 1864 with his recently married second wife Sarah. Samuel was born Konin, Poland and was previously married to Frances (Fanny) Rebecca nee Hoch c1800-60 b Neustadt, Prussia. Samuel Herman was a Talmudic scholar. He was child of Judah Hermann, rabbi, and Rebekah Sarah nee Levick. By 1851, Samuel Herman was rabbi of the Falmouth Hebrew Congregation, Cornwall, England; with him wife Frances and children Abraham 23 b Konin, Rose 20 b Konin, Phoebe 10 b Barbiak, Poland. Frances d 1860 at Bath. In 1861 Samuel Herman was a widower, lodging alone in London. In 1863 at London City, he married Sarah nee Levek 1813-91 b Poland where previously she had married Isaac Jacobs.

In 1864 Samuel Herman and Sarah arrived in Victoria. Samuel Herman was inducted as one of the ministers to the Ballarat Hebrew Congregation. He was a foundation member in 1864 of the first Beth Din or rabbinical court outside London established in Victoria to decide questions of Jewish law. He was better versed in Jewish law than any other minister in Victoria. Owing to his halachah, the Chief Rabbi appointed him president of the Beth Din. However, since he failed to master English, his authority was often superseded. He resigned his pulpit at Ballarat 1868 and went to Geelong where he served the congregation until death in 1879, retaining position of Ab Beth Din or Chief of the Jewish Ecclesiastical Board for the Australian Colonies. See further Hilary Rubinstein, The Jews in Victoria 1835-1985; Hilary Rubinstein, Chosen: The Jews in Australia; Lazarus Morris Goldman, Jews in Australia in the Nineteenth Century.

children & some further descendants of Elizabeth nee Oxlade & Solomon Herman (Isidore Hamburdger)

Arthur Louis Hamburdger 1869-1961. Became known as Louis Herman. m1 Bendigo 1894 Rose Cattran divorce 1920; m2 1921 Ethel Maude Thompson d 1941, m3 Winifred Helen Barnham 1894-1968. Louis Herman was a well known bicycle racer from Bendigo, even after being severely injured in a road race 1893. He was a bicycle dealer and manager. By 1909 res Melbourne, at The Avenue, Balaclava, later at 164 High st, Windsor.

Phoebe Hamburdger 1870-1930 m Perth 1898 Frederick Herbert Mendoza. June Mendoza 1924, grand-daughter, portrait artist.

Rose Hamburdger 1872-1962 m Perth 1896 Jacob Flohm 1869-1958

Isador Herman (called Percy George) 1874-1956 d WA m Lillian Louise Lloyd 1901-87

Hyman Herman 1875-1962 m Bendigo 1902 Florence Leslie Ramsay Salmon 1880-1950. Doctor of science, engineer, geologist, brown coal pioneer; a founder State Electricity Commission Victoria, also worked WA and Tasmania. pic adapted from Museum Vic; more at adb/biogs/A090280b, bsparcs. Res mainly St Kilda.

Abraham Jacob Herman 1877-1941 d WA m 1906 Hannah Fanny Harris 1877-1972. Abe was a dentist in Perth; he was instrumental in setting up the WA Dental Association and to this day there is an annual lecture named after him and awards given in his name: from Roslyn & Ian Brown.

Samuel Herman 1879-1960 m Perth 1904 Hannah Flegeltaub 1881-1979

Naomi Herman 1881-1969 m Perth 1903 Ury Wolinski. Moved to Sydney 1910, Naomi a lawn bowls champion and administrator: adb/biogs/A160686b

Hannah Rekah Herman 1884-1965 as Hannah Rica m Perth 1905 Gilbert Abraham Nathan 1877-1947

Esthor (Ethel) Herman 1886-1923 d WA m 1902 Joseph Victor Levy

Benjamin Herman 1888-1940 d WA m 1917 Helen Evangeline Hogan-Taylor 1888-1936. Ben graduated as a dentist by the time he was 21 and set up practice in Broome, WA; he also owned pearl luggers: from Roslyn & Ian Brown.

Sylvia Ruth Herman 1890-1925 d WA


Solomon Herman

Herman family groups pics

Elizabeth, Solomon, young family

Elizabeth, daughters as adults

Solomon, four of sons as adults

Elizabeth, Solomon, children with spouses, grandchildren

Roslyn & Ian Brown provided above four family group pics and the two of Elizabeth, also much assistance with Herman family details.
Ian is son of Benjamin Herman's daughter, Elizbett Ruth. Assistance also from Geoffrey Oxlade.



Emma Oxlade 1850-1931

Born London, Emma arrived Victoria 1862, married at Ballarat 1869 Thomas Edward Gell 1838-1911 better known at Ballarat as Thomas Gill.

W.B. Kimberley (ed) Ballarat & Vicinity (1894) pp.68-9: "In 1869, Mr Gill was married to Miss Emma Oxlade, daughter of the well-known London drawing master, Mr Benjamin Oxlade, a lady whose estimable qualities have endeared her to all who have the pleasure of her acquaintance."

By 1924, Emma resided 1218 Mair st, Ballarat; by 1931 at 102 Ripon st

Emma died 25 July 1931 at Ballarat, said Ballarat Courier a well known and much respected resident whose long association with St Peter's Church and its various organisations had endeared her to numerous friends.

Thomas Edward Gill (Gell), family and ancestry

Thomas Gill (Gell), whom Emma Oxlade married 1869, was born 1838 at Douglas, Isle of Man, child of Mathias Gell and Catherine nee Davis, see at isle-of-man.com.

Ballarat & Vicinity has that Thomas Gill was bound at an early age as an apprentice to the coachbuilding trade. In the meantime, his father having died, he agreed to accompany his employer who was about to emigrate to Australia. Thomas arrived Melbourne 1853 and proceeded to the goldfields at Ballarat. After a time, he returned to coachbuilding for several years, subsequently engaging in boat building. In 1875 he erected the popular hostelry Gill's Lake View House at corner Mill st and Wendouree pde. An expert yachtsman, he always took a keen interest in aquatic sports. He was a founder of the City Rowing Club, shareholder in pioneer steamer Victoria at Lake Wendouree and owned first private steamer there, Wendouree.

Gill's Boatshed constructed 1864 is across the road near Lake View House, both buildings remain today, latter hotel The Views, more

children of Emma nee Oxlade & Thomas Gill (Gell)

most births reg as Gell, all deaths as Gill

Arthur Edward Gill 1870-87

Anna Emma (Cis) Gill 1872-1957 by 1924 resided 4 Fraser st, Ballarat, later in Melbourne at Brighton and Mentone; bur Ballarat.

Benjamin Gill 1873 d same year

Elizabeth Agnes Gill 1874 d same year

Ethel Wendouree (Ettie) Gill 1876-1928

Frederick Gill 1879-1944

Ida Mona Gill 1881-1956 Geelong, m Ballarat 1909 Henry Watt

Douglas Alfred Gill 1884-1952 Ballarat. Doug Gill was born at the Lake View Hotel, resided at it or next door 243 Mill st about 50 years. He worked at Lake Wendouree 47 years, first with father, later as proprietor D.A. Gill's boatsheds and operator steamer Golden City, m Mabel, children

Edward Gill 1886 d same year

Benjamin Oxlade 1852-53


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Harry Oxlade 1856-1936

Born London, Harry, arrived Victoria 1862, married Ballarat 1879 Elizabeth Jane Boonstra (Salomo) 1854-1924.

From 1870, Harry was a Victoria public servant with Post Office, in early years as letter carrier (postman). From 1894, he worked in Lunacy Dept. as clerk and later an institution acting secretary. About 1884, he moved with family from Ballarat to Melbourne; by 1890 resident 615 Canning st, North Carlton; by 1895 at 160 Brunswick rd, West Brunswick; by 1914 at 30 Grove st, Hawthorn; by 1920 at 603 High st, E. Kew; later as widower was at 591 High st.

Harry won his first sculling race Nov 1865, a well patronised juvenile event on the new Lake Wendouree against Edwards and Ward, children of boat proprietors there. He was a foundation member and first captain of Wendouree Rowing Club. Transferred to Melbourne, he joined Civil Service Club and among many trophies won, with others, the Briscoe Cup. He rowed bow when Victoria won the Intercolonial eight-oar championship 1888 and 1889, and four-oar Australasian championship 1888. About 10 stone, he filled positions at either end of his boat through a long record of success. Subsequently he aided greatly as a coach. When his interest turned to bowls he won many events. First president of East Kew Bowling Club, in High st near home, later he was of Alma Club, Caulfield.

He was associated many years Carlton Football Club, including 1904 chaired large and noisy meeting of members, 1907 and 1908 a vice-president, 1908 and 1909 football club rep Carlton Recreation Ground Committee.

(Compiled mainly from Ballarat Star 28 Nov 1865; Town & Country Journal 28 April 1888; Sun, Age and Argus 8-9 May 1936.)

Harry's second marriage, at Melbourne 1930, was with Rose Herman nee Cattran, b Bendigo 1872, former wife of nephew Louis Herman. Harry and Rose resided Orrong cres, Caulfield. Harry died 1936 and Rose 1947.

pic Harry Oxlade bowling 1917, pic Harry Oxlade 1924

Elizabeth Jane Boonstra (Salomo), family and ancestry

Elizabeth Jane Boonstra (Salomo) was born 1854 at Maldon in central Victoria goldfields. By 1868, her mother and stepfather were living at Pleasant st, Ballarat where it is likely she also lived. It was the neighbourhood where Harry Oxlade lived. Elizabeth Jane and Harry m Ballarat 6 Feb 1879, she a tailoress. Elizabeth Jane d Melb 1924.


1. Elizabeth Jane Oxlade (Boonstra) (Salomo)

2. Elizabeth Jane Oxlade (Boonstra) (Salomo)

Elizabeth Jane's parents were Jacques (John) Salomo 1820-65 and Jane Lockyer 1834-1925. According to birth records for their children, they married at Melbourne 1853. Their child Emma was born 1856 in region of Maryborough of central Victoria goldfields, and John was born there 1857 at Alma diggings, d 1860 at nearby Cockatoo Gully, Amherst. By 1861 John and Jane had parted.

Jacques Salomo 1820-65 was born Amsterdam, Holland; very likely, as indexed, the Isaac (or Izaac) Samuel Salomo born 9 November 1820, child of Samuel Salomo and Rachel Levy Cohen Dunis. This is from an 1839 Dutch military register, though the actual record looks more like clerical confusion in attempted spelling of Jacques.

His community had fluidity of names and often did not follow the surname conventions common in Europe and the British Isles, especially before 1811. The community was the Ashkenazi Jewish community at Amsterdam: see for example akevoth dutchjewry.

Jacques Salomo arrived London Jan 1851, by March that year, clerk lodging at Soho, age 30. A brother Salomo Samuel Salomo 1811-56, an agent for importers of cattle, was also in England having been an alien arrival 1845. A cousin was Chalumeau Salomo 1805-57, of Amsterdam, commercial traveller, active in England many years including around 1827 at Manchester.

In 1853, Jacques was a gold miner at Maldon. By 1855 he was known as John Salomo (or incorrectly Salamo). By 1855 until at least 1860 he was at Alma near Maryborough. Around 1854-55 he was partner in a hotel at Alma with one E. Berger.

He was appointed to the staff at the Maryborough courthouse, probably from 1861, and became a deputy bailiff. There are newspaper references to his work, often spelt Salamo. He died 17 June 1865 of heart illness said age 44, in Victoria 13 years.
From Maryborough Advertiser Monday 19 June 19 1865.
"Mr John Salamo [sic], an old resident of Maryborough died in the hospital on Saturday, and being a member of the Fire Brigade, the muffled tones of the bell pealed forth solemnly yesterday afternoon and about a score of firemen in uniform, under the command of Captain Casey followed the remains to the Maryborough Cemetery. The spectator could not but feel impressed at the sight of a body of men banded together for a good purpose, paying the last tribute to a departed comrade."
(Hospital rec, as Solomo, gives arrival details; civ reg index has Solamo.)

John Salomo Application for Courthouse Staff Maryborough 1861

Jane Lockyer 1834-1925 was born Westminster, child of John Lockyer 1791-1843 m Westminster 1822 Jane Clarke c1799-1860 b Marylebone, d Westminster. John Lockyer was a baker of 4 Vine st, Millbank Westminster, and then for a short time until his death in 1843, licensed victualler Grosvenor Arms 1 Kensington pl residing Holywell st, Westminster. His parents were Christopher Lockyer 1735 m at Blendworth Hampshire 1775 Sarah Guy 1755-1826; both of Hampshire or nearby ancestry, later at Northington, then Salisbury Wiltshire, then Sarah as a widow Sloane St Chelsea. He had brothers Christopher Lockyer 1782-1829, Richard Lockyer 1783-1827, Charles Lockyer 1796-1835 and a sister Sarah Lockyer 1798 m 1817 William Forest. Other children of John and Jane were John Lockyer 1823-9, Christopher Lockyer 1825, Isabella Lockyer 1826, Richard Lockyer 1828, Elizabeth Lockyer 1830-62, John Lockyer 1832. By 1851, his widow Jane resided 63 Admiral tce with daughters Jane dressmaker and Elizabeth milliner. The younger Jane arrived Victoria with sister Elizabeth Dec 1852 ship Blackwall from London in group of 36 needlewomen who were part of a philanthropic scheme for emigration of London needlewomen. Assisted passage list shows Jane Lockyer domestic service, Lt Collins st, Melbourne. Elizabeth Lockyer was committed to lunatic asylum, d Yarra Bend 1862.

In Dec 1861, Jane Lockyer married Tyeerd Boonstra at Smythesdale in goldfields south of Ballarat, miner born Holland 1826, both residing at nearby Italian Gully. Elizabeth and Emma became known as Boonstra. Children of Jane and Tyeerd were Auty b 1861 Smythesdale, Annie and John b 1863 at nearby Staffordshire Reef. By probably late 1863, the Boonstra family resided Pleasant st, Ballarat, Tyeerd a carter and c1879 miner. John died there 1871, age 9, after being kicked by a horse, its tail lay-handled. By 1885 Jane and Annie were costumieres in Melbourne residing Prahran. Tyeerd was there too, occupation gardener, d 1897. Emma d Melbourne 1888 consumption 2 years. Annie m 1908 Edward Bennett, coachpainter. By c1911, Jane resided Melbourne at Malvern with Annie and Edward. Jane d 1925, Annie d 1938.

children & some further descendants of Harry Oxlade & Elizabeth Jane nee Boonstra (Salomo)

1. Elizabeth Amy Oxlade 1879-1941 pic m 1904 George Eason Morison 1878-1935. Amy and George lived Melbourne, mainly at Kew about 1930 at Belford Rd, around corner from Harry Oxlade's home. George, a commercial traveller. > George Benjamin Morison 1905-76 m 1927 Berl Armfield, Harry Eason Morison 1906-65, Arthur Leslie Morison 1907-65, Jean Elizabeth Morison 1912-23, Nancy Euphemia Morison 1921-93 pic m Reuben James Seymour Lee > Peter James Lee d 1993 pic as child with Nancy last 2 pics from Sandy Brodine dau of Peter.

2. Isabella Ethel Oxlade 1880-1965 m 1916 George Haines Franklin McMullan c1885-1955. By 1917, Belle and Mac had an orange grove at Bamawn near Rochester in northern Victoria where Belle's brother Arthur had been some years. Later they had a poultry farm near Hurstbridge, north east of Melbourne.

3. Benjamin Harry Oxlade 1882-1946 m 1914 Isobel Anderson 1893-1923; m2 New Zealand 1931 Berthe Isabel (Duane) Wildish (nee Reitmann) 1891-1968. Ben was an accountant, by 1916, Oxlade and Mackie, 430 Lt Collins st, Melbourne; lived Toorak, by 1940 Potts Point in Sydney, later South Yarra in Melb. > Beatrice Oxlade 1916-29, Nancy Oxlade 1922-78 m SA 1941 Robert Howard Angas 1918-97.

4. Minnie Oxlade 1883-4

5. Rose (Dolly) Oxlade 1885-1973 m 1914 John Henry Frank Parkes 1881-1941. Frank was born at Colac; he and Dolly were there when Alan was born. Later they lived in Melbourne at 583 High st, E. Kew. Harry Oxlade lived at 591; after his re-marriage in 1930, they resided 591. Frank was a draper; after his death, Dol remained there many years. > Alan Leonard Parkes 1915-94, Lesley Isobel Parkes 1920 m 1944 John Henry Semmens.

6. Elsie May Oxlade 1886-1963 d Balmain in Sydney, m 1907 Ernest William Kift 1883-1944. Ernest b Ballarat. Elsie and Ern res Brunswick in Melbourne to about 1914 and then mainly in Sydney, by 1940 Moore Park, divorce 1941, by 1947 King's Cross. > Joyce Kift 1912-55 m 1937 Bruce Buddy Cain (alias Arthur Spanhake) 1911-51 m2 1955 Edward George Hesler, Elma Evelyn Kift 1915-1958 m 1941 George Maddison Coleman, Ronald Lloyd Kift 1921-2002 b Melb.

7. Florence Hilda Oxlade 1887-1975 m 1913 Wayman Alexander Read 1878-1966. Flo and Wayman lived Melbourne. Wayman was an owner of Read Stores, Chapel st, Prahran.

8. Arthur Harold Oxlade 1890-1976 m 1919 Olive May Cavalier 1893-1981. By 1916 Arthur was an orchardist at Bamawm. From later 1920's, Arthur and family lived Box Hill in Melbourne, Arthur a clerk (1949). > Arthur Geoffrey Oxlade 1920-44 pic known as Geoff, kia D-day France RAAF att RAF, piloted Mosquito bomber assigned north of main invasion, hit, ordered co-occupant to bale out then guided bomb-laden plane to crash and explosion avoiding houses of village Gueures, military archive records and article Parade magazine May 1978, Dorothy Marguerite Oxlade 1922-2005 m Peter Baster (wrote Parade article), Kenneth David Oxlade 1927-95 RAAF pilot 1953, m Thelma Lorraine Webber m2 Iris Rose Brain 1931-2011 >.

9. Lilian Annie Oxlade 1891-1975 m 1914 Edward George McDonnell 1891-1959. Edward b Wellington, NZ. Lil and Edward by 1916 res near Dubbo, NSW, Edward agent skin buyer (1943), later res Randwick in Sydney. > Kenneth Lewis McDonnell 1916-42 RAAF kia off nw Aust, Elwyn Marjorie McDonnell 1919-25, Norma Rae McDonnell 1925-98 m 1943 James Kinnaird Copland m2 1959 William Norman Martin d 1992, Brian Austin McDonnell 1931-94.

10. Herbert Louis Oxlade 1894-1969 m 1937 Doris Hilton 1907-71. Bert AIF 1917-19, 10th MVS, by 1917 to after 1930 farmer orchardist at Bamawm near Rochester Vic. Later he and Dorrie had a part in the poultry farm with Belle and George at Hurstbridge Vic. Afterwards they had own poultry farm at Oliver st, Ringwood in east of Melbourne, eventually sold for urban housing, except for their cottage where they remained.

11. Olive Ella Oxlade 1895-1972 pic1, pic2 m 1919 Herrmann Carl Just 1894-1971 justd.com/just. Olive worked with her brother Ben prior to marrying Carl, a solicitor with whom resided Geelong to 1924, from mid 1920's to 1969, 11 Bowen st, Kew. Carl's father, Herman Just, was a civil service associate of Harry Oxlade. > Jack Just 1920-99, Gordon Just 1924-2011. Olive and Carl were grandparents of site author.

12. Ada Minnie Oxlade 1897-1977 m 1924 James Frazer 1896-1961.

biographical notes compiled from recollections of Gordon Just, site author and others; directories, rolls etc, Parade article from Sandy Brodine


Elizabeth Jane Oxlade (Boonstra Salomo) holds Olive, other children, home 1897

Elizabeth Jane Oxlade (Boonstra Salomo) with adult daughters

Harry Oxlade, Elizabeth Jane, 3 daughters, others, Carrum Beach near Melb 1924, grandma's 70th

and courtesy Fay Morison, Warwick Dartnell
Harry Oxlade, June Morison, George Morison, Berl Morison (Armfield) 1927



Arthur Charles Oxlade 1861-4

Born London.

On 31 Oct 1864, Mrs Oxlade brought Arthur to town from Sandridge and left him in charge of his sister Elizabeth, employed by Mr Edwards, boat builder, near Princes Bridge. Arthur was accustomed to the water with boats from being with his father at scullage. Elizabeth saw him in the house at about 3.45 pm. He was missed about half an hour later. Search was made for him but he could not anywhere be found. On 3 Nov there was a news report that he was missing, described as of fair complexion, wearing a white pinafore and straw hat with blue ribbon. On 4 Nov 1864 at about 7 am, a body was found floating in the Yarra River, just below the falls, and subsequently identified as Arthur by his father Mr B. Oxlade, boatman living at Sandridge. At an inquest, the jury verdict was accidental death by drowning. (From reports The Age, The Argus and The Herald Tuesday 3 Nov, 8 Nov 1864 and inquest papers.)

The boat builder was James Edwards, a rowing racer, colleague and sometimes rival of Ben Oxlade (see above). For many years, he built, sold and let boats from premises at Yarra River bank, upstream near Princes Bridge. By 1865, he was also established at Lake Wendouree, Ballarat.



Alfred Oxlade 1863-1941

Alfred was born at Little Cremorne st, Richmond, in Melbourne, Victoria, 7 July 1863. He married at Ballarat 1887 Mary Nunn b 31 Dec 1863 at Chilwell, Geelong. Alfred and Mary lived Ballarat.

Alfred worked at Rowlands Soft Drinks, Ballarat as labourer, later as packer.

In 1899, Alfred and family were living at Windermere st, Ballarat, subsequently at 7 Ascot st, by 1920 at 103 Grant st.

Mary d 1934 Ballarat. Alfred in his late years lived in Geelong at home of daughter Mary Welch, where d 1941, bur Ballarat.

Mary Nunn, family and ancestry

Mary Nunn, whom Alfred Oxlade married 1887, was born 31 Dec 1863, Fyan st, Chilwell, Geelong, child of William Nunn and Rebecca Whybrow.

William Nunn and Rebecca (Wybrew) were married at Risbridge (included Haverhill) in 1855. Assisted immigrant register shows William Nunn, 22, ag labourer, and Rebecca Nunn, 19, both from Suffolk, sailed from Southampton 16 May 1855 on Maria Hay, arrived Geelong 17 Aug, William going "on own acct South Geelong 15 Sept". By 1866 they were at Ballarat, William labourer; later wood dealer, 29 Scott Pde, Ballarat, d there 1904 age 74 (parents James Nunn and Betsy, funeral report funeral mentions Button grandsons). Rebecca d Ballarat East 1908, age 73, father Thomas. Other children of William Nunn and Rebecca: Eliza 1855 m 1875 Rodney Button, Mary Elizabeth 1857-9, Emma 1859-1945, William 1861-1920, James Henry 1866-1922, Thomas 1868-1900, Joseph Philip 1870-1939, John Robert 1872, Mabel 1874, Charles Frederick 1877-1937, Fanny 1881.

William Nunn looks to have exaggerated his age so as to marry and emigrate; probably the one b c1837 at Gt Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire, of James Nunn b there c1795 and Elizabeth b c1796 Bristol; in 1851 at Gt Wilbraham, William ag labourer age 14, James pensioner 23 Regt foots. Rebecca (Wybrow) was b 1835, ch 1836 Haverhill, Suffolk, of Thomas (and IGI has Rebecca, but thought to be Mary or Maria Bigmore m 1830); in 1851 at Haverhill, Thomas Whybrow 44, was drabett weaver, wife Maria, Rebecca 15 at home, Jacob 13 errand boy and other children, all b Haverhill. Having regard to posting by June at genforum
whybrow, parents of Thomas Whybrow were John Whybrow 1782-1849 m Mary Brown, gparents Philip Whybrow m 1770 Mary Reynold, ggparents Philip Whybrow of Haverhill b Sudbury c1748 m 1763 Mary Worlidge; Philip Whybrow, uncle of Rebecca, was at Geelong by 1848, having been in Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) from 1836. Jacob Whybrow, brother of Rebecca, settled in Victoria October 1855.

children & some further descendants of Alfred Oxlade & Mary nee Nunn

Percy Alfred Benjamin Oxlade 1888-1943 m 1914 Ruby Evelyn Davies 1895-1970. Percy was critically injured 1908 Sunshine Rail Disaster, near Melbourne. With compound fractures of both legs and shock, for a couple of days his life was despaired of. Reported as former Ballarat man, resident Footscray, storeman Sunshine [Harvester] works. This was a Ballarat origin farm machinery works, newly at Sunshine. In 1910, Percy residing at parents' home Ascot st, Ballarat, was severely burned about the hands working Ronaldson's and Tippet's, implement manufacturers Ballarat. Later a storeman; Percy d 1943 at long time residence, 1219 Sturt st, Ballarat, "patient sufferer". > Raymond Percival Thomas Oxlade 1917-2007 m June Franklin 1924-2012.

Arthur Edward Oxlade 1890 d same year

Albert Ernest Oxlade 1893-1961 m 1920 Elizabeth Wearmouth 1895-1975. Albert and Elizabeth resided first Ballarat, subsequently Melbourne - by 1928 Kew, 1941 Malvern, 1961 Caulfield. Albert worked in Melbourne as gardener, Elizabeth dressmaker (1945). > Lois Oxlade, Betty Oxlade, John Alfred Oxlade m Judith Anne Dredge 1932-84 rootsweb veronika.

Arthur Leslie Oxlade 1895-1984 d Rockhampton Qld, m 1919 Phyllis Ivy Jackson 1897-1971, pic Arthur & Phyllis, Rockhampton 1960's. Arthur was born 17 Oct 1895 Windermere st, Ballarat. He and Phyllis resided 416 Dawson st, Ballarat from late 1920's to 1960 prior to relocating to Rockhampton, Queensland to be nearer to sons who lived in Queensland. Arthur worked with various Ballarat companies; in 1950's as representative for Bucklands Pty Ltd, automotive, cycle and tool suppliers. A hobby was greyhounds. Another was gardening for which he won many competitions in Ballarat and Rockhampton. He was still winning gardening competitions in Rockhampton in his eighties and driving his Peugeot in 1983. (From Geoffrey Oxlade of Queensland, son of Arthur's son Jackson.) > Jackson Oxlade 1923-2000 m 1947 Dorothy Dixon 1924-82, Marwood Leslie Oxlade 1928-2010, Donald Richard Oxlade 1930-77.

Ida Elizabeth Oxlade 1897-1968 m 1923 George William Perkins 1898-1942; m2 c1946 Thomas Leslie White 1893-1955. Ida resided 9 Grant st Ballarat to about 1956. George was a dental assistant. By 1960 Ida res53 Grant st > Jean Mary Perkins 1924; Pat Perkins.

Mary Oxlade (believed reg Edith 1899) d 1951 Geelong age 51, m 1922 John Herbert Welch 1901-58. Mary and John resided 64 Balliang st, Geelong. John was a textile worker. > Lorna Elsie Welch 1924.

Elsie Oxlade 1901-86 m 1926 William Donald Luplau 1895-1988. Elsie and Bill resided many years at Highett in Melbourne. Elsie was a plastics worker. Bill was a press operator, born Ballarat. > Valda Luplau 1928-51, Bernice Luplau.

Robert Stanley Oxlade 1903-88 m 1926 Ida Evelyn Ellis 1903-93. Bob and Ida pic 1976, resided Ballarat - Dana st by 1927, Steinfield st 1933; Barkly st 1976; Victory ave, Alfredton 1988. Bob worked many years as a cordial manufacturer, Rowlands Soft Drinks, Ballarat, for which his father Alf had worked. > Norma Evelyn Oxlade m Noel Frederick Wright, Maxwell Robert Oxlade 1933.

biographical notes compiled mainly from directories, rolls, The Argus and The Herald 20-23 April 1908, Ballarat Courier 20 Oct 1910 and 20 Dec 1943, hospital record 1910, also at points assistance from Geoffrey Oxlade and through him, Ray Oxlade. Pictures in this section from Geoffrey Oxlade.


Robert Oxlade, Ida Perkins nee Oxlade, Elsie Luplau nee Oxlade, Albert Oxlade, 1961


Susan, of the George Oxlade family of Queensland is expert on all of the Oxlade name.

Susan has rootsweb db

Susan has made major One Name Study of "Oxlade" and its variants and has written Dwellers in the Valley of the Oaks. The title refers to origin of name Oxlade, region of Buckinghamshire, tracing back to an Iberian people of antiquity there.

Susan's latest work is at smoxlade1 on ancestry.com


Geoffrey Oxlade of Queensland, descendant of Ben Oxlade's son Alfred Oxlade b 1863 Victoria, has assisted in many ways; Debbie also. Geoffrey has provided his own research, also copies of typed family information by the late Dorothy Baster daughter of Arthur Harold Oxlade, sourced in part from a family bible; research by Katrina Mathers (descendant of Emma Oxlade via dau Ida); information from Robyn Forrester (descendant of Harry Oxlade via dau Amy) and from Ray Oxlade. Geoffrey and Debbie Oxlade have e-mail geoffox23@hotmail.com

Peter Henry Oxlade of Croydon England: transcription with explanatory notes of "Narrative of John Oxlade" 1837, among the Place Documents, British Library, copy provided by Susan Rogers.

Dale Kift of Sydney.

Roslyn & Ian Brown
of Melbourne have provided pictures including that of Elizabeth nee Shelley and much help in section headed Elizabeth Oxlade. They have extensive information on descendants of Elizabeth and Solomon Herman. Ian is son of Benjamin Herman's daughter, Elizbett Ruth. Roslyn & Ian have e-mail roslynb177@gmail.com.

Sandy Brodine
of Melbourne, descendant of Amy Oxlade 1879-1941, for some certificate details of London Oxlade ancestors and other help.

Kim Johnstone
of Melbourne for research on family and lives of William Wallace Shelley and Mary nee Redhead.


By the research of Susan Rogers (see above), descendants from John Oxlade c1606-61 and Fraunces Munday, of Fingest, Buckinghamshire, England include:

George Oxlade family Queensland and Oxlade family Sydney NSW through their son John Oxlade c1630-c1667 m Mary, dividing after John and Mary's ggg grandson William Oxlade 1819-87 m Mary Ann Colling 1826-94; and

Ben Oxlade family via Victoria
through their son George Oxlade c1643-c1711 m Parthenia Childe.

All the other Oxlade families of Australia trace to the same region of England.

George Oxlade family Queensland

George Oxlade 1848-1910, arrived Queensland 1863, m Toowoomba Qld 1877 Louisa Byers 1858-1935. George, born county Durham, was son of William Oxlade, coal merchant of York, Yorkshire, whose family had left Buckinghamshire around 1811. Susan Rogers rootsweb Oxlade I0001

George Oxlade was a signwriter, his Brisbane business later carried on and expanded by four sons, William Chester Oxlade 1877-1948, George Colling Oxlade 1880-1939, Allen Martindale Oxlade 1882-1932 and Mathias Byers Oxlade 1891-1935, and by descendants to this day. Allen was a Brisbane alderman 1916-31 and rugby union star, see Allen Martindale Oxlade. Other children included Rosa Alice May Oxlade 1884-1974 m William George Stanley, Ellen Warrington Oxlade 1888-1976 m John Gray Gawthrop, Stephan Edwin Oxlade 1893-1961, Alpha Oxlade 1898-1938, Beta Frances Oxlade 1898-1972 m John William Trewin, Louisa Mona Oxlade 1900-79.

Oxlade family Sydney NSW

Robert Oxlade 1855-1920 (S. Rogers rootsweb Oxlade I0007) from Yorkshire was by 1878 in New Zealand. He was brother of George Oxlade 1848-1910 who settled Queensland. Robert m New Zealand 1878 Sara Stanton d 1926. Robert, an electrician, and family lived Hong Kong 1880's. Sara and children arrived Victoria 1888 ship Airlie. Soon settled at Sydney >

Arthur Allen Oxlade 1880-1952 m 1912 Irene Henderson
Robert Aubrey Oxlade 1882-1955 Sydney solicitor and much of 1927-52 chaired Australian Cricket Board of Control m 1911 Charlotte Nellie Broad 1885-1955 (> Marjorie Nellie Oxlade 1912-62),
Guy Oxlade 1883-1947 m 1904 Florence Oakes d 1964 (> Norman Alan Oxlade 1906-84 electrician, Ruth Oxlade m 1925 William Giles, Florence R Oxlade 1908, Gwendolen Beryl Oxlade 1910 m 1937 Gordon Cyril Bell, Geoffrey R Oxlade 1913)
Lee Oxlade 1886-1969 electrical mechanic m 1912 Jessie Campbell 1891-1975 (> Audrey Elaine Oxlade, Netta Oxlade 1912-94),
Margaret Oxlade 1890-1965 m 1921 William Field Ives 1892-1949 (> Robert Field Ives 1923-2002)*, thanks also to descendant Bill Ives and his wife Cindy of Queensland emails 2005, 2007.

Oxlade family South Australia

Susan Rogers writes:
"Today, the largest number of Oxlades outside the United Kingdom live in South Australia, the majority of whom are descendants of Hector or Henry Oxlade, his wife Helen or Ellen Finch, and children who arrived in Adelaide aboard the 'Joseph Somes' in November 1850. Hector was the son of Catherine Green and her husband Thomas Oxlade, yeoman, of Lane End."

A child of Hector and Ellen, William Charles Oxlade 1861-1933 pic lived Victoria for a time at Brunswick in Melbourne with wife Catherine Mary nee Wilkins 1864-1940 pic where born Hurtle George Oxlade 1889-1945 and William Isaac Hector Oxlade 1896-1962 (m 1917 Evelyn > Walter Allen Oxlade 1924-2002 of Vic m Dawn Yvonne Bradley 1925-2002). Later children of William and Catherine were born SA including Alma Vera May Oxlade 1904-62 pic 1939 pic 1960, m Alfred Ernest Tabor 1902-69; Matilda (Tilly) Catherine Oxlade 1902-77 pic, m Arthur Charles Bilsborrow, pictured with her nephew Phillip Oxlade 1902-21; Marjorie Eileen Oxlade 1906-98 pic 1920's, m George Mark Kirtland. Other children of Hector and Ellen incl Sarah Jane 1847-85, Henry Robert Oxlade 1854, George Thomas Oxlade 1856-1938. (Source mainly databases of Alfred Tabor, son of Alma nee Oxlade, to whom thanks also for pictures from which all in this section have been adapted.)

Oxlade family Broken Hill NSW

Charles James Oxlade 1879-1942 (S. Rogers rootsweb Oxlade I0229) b Heath End Bucks m 1908 Rachel Susan Redhead 1884-1960, to Aust with family 1913, iron miner Broken Hill > Ephraim Charles William Oxlade 1909 m Broken Hill 1931 Eileen Hanley >

Clement Oxlade family Victoria

Clement William Oxlade 1881 Denham, Bucks - 1961 Melbourne, child of Edwin Oxlade b 1850 Chinnor Oxford, labourer, and Sarah Fleet b c1859 Kingston, m 1880. Clement m 1902 Florence Annie Bradshaw > Doris Oxlade [b c1907 Sheffield*] m Vic 1926 Ernest Dudley Evans, Louis or Lewis Oxlade 1909 [Sheffield*] - 1973 Mornington Vic, m 1934 Lilian Ruth Franklin. Clement m2 Ella Maria Mulford 1884-1978.

Other Oxlade in Victoria

James William Oxlade 1906 Sunderland England - 1969 Melbourne, m Vic 1929 Sylvia Mickner d 1987. [James emigrated 1921, son of James Oxlade 1880-1924 b Wycombe, Bucks and Margaret Potts, m Sunderland 1902*].

Gerald Victor Oxlade 1892-1919 (son of Robert Oxlade 1834-94 b Cookham, Berks, distant cousin to other Australian Oxlade families), b Kingston on Thames, farmer, in Victoria by 1914, AIF Dec 1914 - June 1918 lieut., in France, d Heidelberg Victoria.

Boyd Davies Oxlade 1914-63. Prominent rugby union player. Son of Allen Martindale Oxlade of George Oxlade family Queensland, see above. Settled Vic where m 1942 Margaret Ryan 1914-90 > Boyd Oxlade 1943-2014 wrote Death in Brunswick (novel 1987, movie 1990), black comedy set Melbourne. Boyd Davies Oxlade m2 Bethesda Jane Murray 1917-93.

Oxlade in Western Australia

Leslie Vaughan Oxlade 1890-1972, arrived WA c1911, brother of Gerald Victor Oxlade, above.

Edward Oxlade 1887-1915 b Scotland, harness maker, child of Matthias W Oxlade 1859-1944 of Yorkshire and nephew of George Oxlade who settled Qld, arr Adelaide c1911, in Geraldton WA by 1914, AIF kia 1915 Gallipoli.

William Arthur Oxlade 1925-83, Florence Alison nee Stringer 1923-99 and child from UK c1957 settled WA.

More post 1945 migration to Australia

Edward William Oxlade and Hannah nee Curtis from UK c1958

George Robert Oxlade from UK 1959 settled Qld

Anthony Donald Oxlade 1940-94 and Dorothy nee Fullam from UK 1964 settled Sydney NSW

Chrystal Jane nee Oxlade [descended from George Oxlade 1844-1912 of London, brother of Ben Oxlade 1827-88 who came to Victoria] with spouse Geoffrey Lloyd and child from UK 1969.

Personal particulars on this site mainly have been collected by the author from public indices and records. Many certificates are also held. For privacy, details of current generations mostly have been left scant. Corrections, comments, additional information or images invited.

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site author Don Just at Melbourne Australia