I’m looking for descendants of Ann Siggs through either of her two husbands, John Poke or William Lucas.
I don’t know much of Ann’s history before she arrived in Australia, but she would have been born about 1812, possibly in Sussex. She married John Poke in 1835 in Sussex and their son John was born in Sussex in 1836.
John Poke Jnr married Marianne Gale in Forest Tasmania on 14 Sep 1857.
In addition to John Jnr, Ann & John Poke had the following children in Australia
Marthann Poke – born Avoca Tas 19 March 1841 & married James Gale 25 August 1860 in Forest Tas
Luke Poke - born 15 June 1842 Westbury Tas & married Elizabeth Withnall in Horton Tas in 1869
Charlotte Poke – born 9 May 1844 Horton Tasmania & married David Blizzard 9 May 1866 Horton
William Poke – born 25 October 1846 Forest Tasmania & married Jane Ollington in 1869
Jabez Poke – born 29 July 1848 Forest Tasmania & married Jane Bisset(t) 18 October 1871 Horton Tasmania.
John Poke Senior was killed in an accident on 21 November 1848 and Ann married William Lucas on 9 October 1856 at Stanley.
Ann and William Lucas had three children
James Lucas - born 17 June 1852 Horton Tasmania & married Martha Charlotte Gardner
Albert Lucas - born 17 June 1852 Horton Tasmania & married Emlyn Ann Hill on 24 May 1877 at Ulverstone
Mary Louisa Lucas - born 14 January 1855 Horton Tasmania & married William Ollington 25 August 1875 Horton.
I am a descendant of Marthann Poke and James Gale.
I have a lot on the descendants from all her Poke children and Mary Louisa Lucas (though there are gaps), but the only information I have on the twins (James & Albert Lucas) is what I’ve found on birth, deaths & marriage records (only easily available up to 1919).
I would love to hear from any of Ann Siggs descendants to compare notes and to try to fill in the gaps.