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Corryong Families Info

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Re: Corryong Families Info

Posted: 26 Feb 2011 4:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Collins, Luke, Dykes, Mason
Hi Deb. Sarah Luke and John Collins are my great-great-great-grandparents. I would like to know more about them - I have very little.

These are the details from the shipping record:
1839 On the Susan, John farm servant & Sarah Collins house servant both 40; and their children Charlotte 21, William 19 (= Emily’s F) , James 17, Robert 15, George 12, Mary 10, Sarah 8. Protestant.
John b Ninsbergh Hampshire
F= Robert Collins/ M = Mary Dykes
Sarah b Mottispond Hampshire
F = Moses Luke/ M = Caroline Mason;
William farm servant & Charlotte house servant both born Michelhurst Hampshire. Villages for younger children not noted. Bounty Immigration NSW 1828-1842, CD-rom, Digger, Reel 1307.

William (1819-1901) was my great-great-grandfather.

I have discovered that the village names were entered incorrectly: Ninsbergh = Timsbury, Mottispond = Mottisfont, and Michelhurst = Michelmersh. You can find some good historical detail, including free BDM records, if you google these village names.

Some years ago I also found on the net a tree which traces our family back to East Tytherley (not far from these villages) in the 17th century. Forebears of Moses Luke go back to Edward & Alice Luke, parents of Augustine Luke, b. East Tytherley 1680. Lukes in Lockerley Hampshire from at latest 1711 until after 1761.

I think that Sarah McVean was the daughter who looked after Mary Ann Collins (nee Gadsby)widow of William Collins, when she was elderly. William McVean must have been a very kind man.

Other info:
30 June 1792 marriage of Robert Collins and Mary Dike at St Andrew’s Timsbury.

23 July 1797 baptism of John Collins, son of Robert & Mary Collins, at St Andrew’s Timsbury.
23 Dec 1817 marriage of John Collins and Sarah Luke, St Mary’s Michelmersh.

23 Jan 1820 baptism of their son William at St Mary’s; subsequently:
1821 James
1824 Robert
1826 George
1829 Mary
1830 Anne
1831 Sarah
This is the family group which migrated with John and Sarah to Australia in 1839 on the Susan.

Anything you have on John Collins and his wife Sarah Luke, and/or on William Collins and his wife Mary Ann Gadsby, I would be most grateful to receive. My email is

Kind regards

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