Looking for any descendants of Robert Fenton 1840 - 1925 and Rachel Marina Diamond 1851 - 1931. Robert was born in Durham, England and Rachel was born in St Sampson, Guernsey, Channel Islands. They married in West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1783. Robert is known to have had a quarry lease in the Newport area. They lived in Stony Creek, Spottiswoode, Yarraville and Footscray area. Robert’s last address was 29 Blackwood St, Yarraville and Rachel’s last address was 3 Aston St, Footscray. Both are buried in the Williamstown cemetery.
Their children were:
Amy Elizabeth Diamond 1872 - 1950 (WA)- most likely not Robert’s child. m. 1897 (WA) Peter Hansen
Arthur Robert Fenton 1874 - 1880 (Williamstown)
James William 1876 - 1926 (Footscray). m. 1905 Edith Adelaide Hendrickson (maiden name Lilley)
Charles Peter Fenton 1878 - 1952 (KENTON?). Thought to have married a lady called Maud - not proven.
Robert John Fenton 1880 - 1950 (Yarraville). m. 1901 Frances Louisa Blake (aka Berry)
Frances Rachel Fenton 1882 - 1971 (NSW). m. 1921 Frank Chandler
Albert Robert Fenton 1884 - 1884 (Williamstown). Also recorded as Albert Richard and Albert Henry.
Marina Alice Fenton 1886 - 1966 (Fitzroy). m. 1905 Edward Nelson (Nelsson)
Henry Edwin Fenton 1888 - 1947 (Yarraville). m. 1907 Florence DeCis
Alexander Fenton 1890 - 1949 (Mildura). m. 1918 Ethel Hughes (maiden name Lloyd)
Frank Harold Fenton 1894 - 1909 (Footscray).
A number of the children stayed around the Yarraville / Footscray area for years and had children there. The sons played cricket and football in the area also. I would love to hear from anyone descended from this family. If you are interested I can take them back to c1360 in the Channel Islands.