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.
|Elizabeth Oxlade nee Shelley 1892|
pic from Roslyn & Ian Brown click to enlarge
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.
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.
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.
Children & some further descendants of Ben Oxlade and Elizabeth nee Shelley
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.
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. most births reg as Gell, all deaths as Gill
most births reg as Gell, all deaths as Gill
Elizabeth Jane's parents were Jan (John) Salomo 1817-65 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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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 I0001George 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.
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 >
Oxlade family South Australia
Susan Rogers writes:
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 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.
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*].
Oxlade in Western Australia
Leslie Vaughan Oxlade 1890-1972, arrived WA c1911, brother of Gerald Victor Oxlade, above.
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.
this is www.justd.com/oxlade
commenced February 2002 latest 12 February 2019
site author Don Just at Melbourne Australia