Charles Chilcott and Mary Strout

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Parents  :   Langford Chilcott and Ann Medling          John Strout and Susanna Trout (sus, see Research Notes)
                     John Strout's father was Aaron Strout (Also sus, See Clem Edward's email  if it becomes an issue)

Charles Chilcott (b 1802 Tintagel, m Mary Strout 1822 Tintagel, d 1869 Launceston Tas)         Stay in Perth
Mary Strout (b 1806 St Endellion Tintagel, d 1877 Franklin Village Tasmania)  
       Charles Chilcott (b 1823 Cornwall, m Sarah Ann Graham 1851 Evandale Tas, d 1910 Ulverstone Tas)
       Langford Chilcott (b 1825 Tintagel, d 1825 Tintagel)
       Langford Chilcott (b 1826 Tintagel, d 1847 Longford Tas)
       Mary Chilcott (b 1827 Tintagel, m John Cubit 1845 Longford, d 1889 Deloraine Tas)
              Ellen Adelaide Cubit (1856 Westbury, m William Mitchell 1880 Sandridge, Melb, d 1937 Wodonga, Vic)
                   Ernest Harold Mitchell (b 1887 Whiteford, m 1914 Liela Muriel Roach, d 1960 Wodonga)
       William Chilcott (b 1831 Longford, d 1912 New Norfolk Tas)
        Archibald Chilcott (b 1832 Longford, m Lavinia Graham 1852 Launceston, d 1898 Longford)
        Anne Chilcott (b 1834 Longford, m Samuel Wright 1854 Launceston, d 1861 Longford)
        Rebecca Chilcott (b 1836 Longford, m William Brumby 1856 Launceston, d 1916 Cressy Tas)
                                                                m John William Reading 1876 Longford Tas)
        Christopher Chilcott (b 1837 Longford, m Mary Anne Crocker 1858 Launceston, d 1912 Dannevirke NZ)
                                                                     m Elizabeth Page
        Susannah Chilcott (b 1838 Launceston, m John Brumby 1857 Launceston, d 1911 Cressy Tas)
        Elizabeth Chilcott (b abt 1839, m Henry Crocker 1858 Launceston) 
        John Chilcott (b 1842 Launceston, m Isabella McVicar 1861 Launceston, d 1903 Ulverstone)
        Arthur Chilcott (b 1845 Launceston, m Mary Ann Main 1866 Launceston, d 1921 North Motton Tas)
        Joshua Chilcott (b 1852 Morven Tas, m Emma Ellen Jupp 1884 Ulverstone, d 1932 Ulverstone)

Family Group Sheet

Val Trickett Documrnt      Perth     Miscellaneous notes       Photo of Mary Strout

Chronology

1802 Charles born Tintagel
1806 Mary born Tintagel
1822 Married in Tintagel (Charles and Mary will have a total of 15 children)
1827 4th child Mary born Tintagel
1829 Family arrives Perth on August on "Marquis of Anglesea", with their four children (One had died as an infant)
1830 Family arrives Hobart aboard "Eagle" in Sep.(steerage)
1842 census, Charles Senior shows an establishment of 17 people, including only 2 children under 14 at Brumby Creek.    Charles Junior (19 years old, and then unmarried) answered the census at Annandale. The family was 12, and total household 20, including three convicts. Annandale house is timber and unfinished. The young children were here. You do wonder a little how such a distribution of the family could occur between the two houses
1845 Mary, the eldest girl marries John Cubit
1869 Charles dies in Launceston
         Mary marries William Grace, date unknown
1877 Mary dies Franklin Village Tas  Burnt to death at the home of a stepdaughter.

A good  read to get a feel for what the Chilcotts expected and possibly found in Tasmania is a book "An Account of the Colony of Van Diemen's land, principally written for the use of Emigrants"
Selected extracts

Extract from Document from Val Trickett

(Received via Jenny Mitchell).
    Charles Chilcott an agriculturalist, and his wife Mary (nee Strout, were born at Tintagel, Cornwall, Eng1and ...Charles came from a very old established family, which had lived in the Tintagel area for at least three or four hundred years past. Tintagel is the mythical home of King Arthur... The family left England in 1829, when aged 28 and 24, with their children Charles, Langford 4, and Mary aboard the "Marquis of Anglesea", and arrived at the Swan River Settlement, Western Australia, on Aug 23 of that year. They were amongst the earlier settlers to reach there, having arrived on only the fourth ship to put is to the colony, the first having arrived only in June of that year. They brought with them the following goods: -
    "a dog, assorted fowls, farm implements and machinery; garden and field seeds, beef, pork, bread, flour, sugar and sundries, clothes, gun ammunition, furniture and sundries."
These commodities were valued at 209 pounds, 19 shillings and 1 pence, thus entitling them to a grant o! 2800 acres anywhere is the Colony.    Charles took up his grant end lived there for 12 months, before leaving for Tasmania. It is believed that an attack by aborigines could have hastened their leaving, and perhaps news of Tasmania's (Van Diemans Land as it was then called) fertile farming land.
    Charles and Mary and their children were accompanied from England by Charles's brother, William. An interesting point taken from the book "Land Looking West"…  in a letter from Sir James Stirling to his brother on September 7, 1829, he mentioned that his household consisted of a "Mr & Mrs Kelly, Mr & Mrs Chilcott and their brother and three children for outdoor work; a black cook, a white servant as steward, and a woman to take care of the children"
   The family left Swan River for V.D.L. aboard  "Eagle", and arrived in Hobart Town on Sep 14, 1830. William followed on the following year, in 1831.
Charles must have applied for and received a grant of land, and as Archibald at born at Cressy in 1832, two years later, it can be presumed that it was there they first settled. An Assessment Roll of 1858 listed the Chilcott family as haying acquired quite a deal of land in the interim, nearly 2000 acres. Charles Snr, was shown as owning and occupying 1000 acres near Perth, also as tenant 130a at Cressy; Charles jnr as tenant of 130a at Bishopsbourne and 190a at Springs; William as tenant of 155a at Cressy; Archibald as tenant of 153a at "Trafalgar", near Evandale. Charles Snr. and his family lived at "Trafalgar" (home of the Hart family since about 1860), till about 1856-57, and most of the older children were married there.    They then moved to Breadalbane, to his property "Meadowlands", at Cocked Hat. Charles Snr: died there in 1869, at the age if 69, and was buried at the Charles Street Cemetery, Launceston. Mary remarried after Charles' death, to a William Grace, She died a very tragic death on 9 Dec 1877, when she was burnt to death at the home of a step-daughter, whilst her husband was away up country.
Full Document - The Chilcott Family Tree - by Val Trickett
Comments Les Rowley:
    James Stirling was the first govenor of the Swan River Settlement. On the WAGS website (see Perth below) he is a passenger arriving on the Parmelia on 31 May 1929 (listing is Captain Stirling, Govenor).This seems to be telling us that our Chilcotts were both well off and well connected - they were staying at Government House.
    William is not on the passenger list of the Marquis of Anglesea, which according to the above he should be. He is not on the  Eagle in 1930, but that is consistent with the notes above. I cannot find William as a passenger on other ships either. But perhaps he came out as crew on the Marquis of Anglesea. He would have stayed in Perth when it was wrecked.
    I love those names: Breadalbane, Bishopsbourne, Meadowlands, Cocked Hat.  Breadalbane is 13 km south of Launceston, Perth and Evandale about 6 km further south and Cressy is about 19 km south of Perth. Bishopsbourne is about 20 km west of Perth, nearly halfway to Deloraine. Some of the family lived at Perth in Tasmania, which can be confusing if you are not careful.  .

Perth (Swan River Settlement)

The Perth settlement was established 1 June 1829. The Marquis of Anglesea arrived 23 August 1829. One child born on board on the 12 August 1829. The ship carried 95 passengers which seems to include 20 children and 16 servants
From Dr Alexander Collie's Journal
"September 7, 1829.  During a gale from the westward on the night of September 3, the ship Marquis of Anglesea (352 tons) which had lately arrived (on August 23rd under the command of Captain W Stewart) with 130 settlers on board and anchored in Gage Roads close to the mouth of the Swan River, drove on shore, bilged and filled with water; all hands were saved with part of the cargo that remained unloaded.  This with the previous driving of the Calista shows that Gage Roads, at this season is not safe and may occasion the establishment of another sea-port in Cockburn Sound."
Source : West Australian Genealogical Society   (Also has a list of what was saved from the ship)
What would their year in Perth have been like? Perth can be very hot, and it must have been a shock people used to Cornwall's cooler climate.Did they move because of the climate, or was Perth struggling, or were they attracted to Hobart by cheap convict labour? Later:: Jenny Mitchell recalls reading  somewhere that the Perth settlement did not work out well, and some of the settlers moved on, which fits.
Information from Sue Royce suggests that the chilld born on board could have been the Chilcott's: "There were 15 children. A daughter was born in WA in 1829 - Lavinia I think - she died abt 1830 in WA."
Update from Val Trickett
I was looking through the Chilcott info on your Internet site again recently, and noticed one little snippet that I can help you with, concerning the Chilcotts at Swan River in 1829, and you mention a child born there and who also died. I also thought it was a Chilcott child, but in correspondence with an Edgecombe ancestor, it appeared that the child was actually LYDIA CHILCOTT EDGECOMBE, twin of Richard who also died within days of her. Sara (my correspondent) and I feel that as the Chilcotts and the Edgecombe's both arrived in Swan River the same year, and Edgecombes also came to Tas. In 1831, and settled not far from the Chilcotts (actually at Deloraine, where they had a big property granted to them), that they must have been known to each other before they came to W.A, especially as one child was named Lydia Chilcott Edgecombe. They were an affluent family, and their titled family lived at Mt. Edgecombe in Cornwall.

Swan River Settlement Background:

In Australian Heritage Autumn 2007 edition om p30  .. is an article ‘Settlement of the Swan: the Birth of Perth’ by Ruth Marchant James.   Some information abstracted from that article.
     On his return to England in 1828, Stirling negotiated leave of absence from the Navy on half pay, and lost no time in trying to persuade the Colonial Office to support the proposed settlement.
 A doubtful British Government only acquiesced after it became clear that the intended settlement would be established as a private enterprise.  In accepting the appointment as Lieutenant-Governor of the new colony James Stirling undertook to follow  the orders issued to him by Sir George Murray, Secretary for the Colonies.
    The Government does not intend to incur any expense in conveying settlers, or in supplying them with necessaries after their arrival.  Persons proceeding at their own risk before the end of 1829, parties of no less than five females and six males, as settlers, will receive land grants in proportion to the capital they may invest at the rate of 40 acres (16 hectares) for every three pounds invested.’
     Stirling then set about attracting private investors in the new colony, publicising the venture in newspapers and through his own connections.  Swan River became something of a sensation, its virtues and opportunities for British farmers exaggerated and embellished by its promoters, journalists and shipping agents to suggest a paradise on earth.
     Foundation of the Swan River Colony began with the arrival at Cockburn Sound of the 26-gun frigate HMS Challenger on 25 April 1829 , under the command of Captain Charles Howe Fremantle  and, on 2 May 1829 the Union Jack was hoisted on the south head of the river in a brief ceremony to claim the whole of the western coast of New Holland in the name of King George IV.   The Parmelia’s long journey from Plymouth was completed on 31 May 1829 when the vessel rounded Rottnest Island. Foundation Day, the first day of June which marked the initial sighting of the Parmelia by officers from the Challenger dawned bleak and blustery.
     Realising that the barque was about to make an imprudent run for Cockburn Sound, Fremantle immediately dispatched a cutter to warn Stirling against such a decision.  An over-confident Captain Stirling, anxious to settle his passengers on shore, chose to ignore the advice and in “five minutes the ship was floundering towards the shore”.  A major effort was made to force the Parmelia over the bank, but to no avail, and as the winds strengthened there was every chance the vessel would break up.
     To lighten the load and ensure the safety of those on board, the officials’ wives. A number of settlers and children were transferred to the Challenger while a further 28 women and children were accommodated on the tiny wind-swept Ille Bertollet (Carnac Island) and placed under the protection of John Morgan, Colonial Storekeeper.  Unaware of the Parmelia’s fate, the group huddled under canvas in wintry conditions and. According to Morgan, “subsisted almost entirely on salt beef and biscuit one knife and one drinking mug for the whole party.
    Rough conditions made the task of relocating the settlers to the mainland too risky and Stirling decided to establish the first settlement of Isle Buache.  The marooned party on nearby Carnac Island was transferred,  On 9 June 1829, Stirling anglicised the name of the island, renaming it Garden Island -   meanwhile more settlers arrived aboard the Calista and St Leonard on 5 and 6 August, and the original group of Swan River settlers were transferred to the mainland camp.  By September all passengers from the Parmelia, with the exception of John Morgan, the Colonial Storekeeper, had left the island.
    Conditions were far from ideal for these and the hundreds more new arrivals over the next few months who found themselves deposited with their possessions and stock on the shore and left to make what shelter they could against the elements.”

Charles Will

His will, drawn up in 1869 left:
Charles Jnr "Meadowlands" Breadalbane
wife Mary northern wing of 'Meadowlands' and £52 pa for the rest of her life
John "Green Rises" (131a) at Cressy
William 100a farm at Leven
Arthur 120a east of Gawler
Joshua 84a of allottments on the township of Ulverstone togethe rwith buildings and cottages thereon
"Annandale" property together with stock and implements to be sold and divided into seventh shares between sons Archibald, Christopher and daughters Mary Cubit, Susan and Rebecca Brumby, Elizabeth Crocker, and the children of the late Ann Wright.
Death also recorded at Morven 35/1869/318

Notes on the Children

Charles
Settled at Bishopbourne but later moved to Forth and then probably Gawler and finally North Motton.  At the time of his death wa s said to be of unsound mind.
Tasmanian Colonial Index of 1816 - 1889 has the follwing entry
1839    Van Diemans Land        Jury Lists    Reel P3-12     Sctn ML176-2     frm 089     Film CY 2142
This is the same reel as the entry for John Cubitt, & Archibald Chilcott
Langford
South Esk River Death from drowning. ? Death 28 Dec 1846 35/1847/646?
Notice from the ‘Examiner’ 16 Dec 1846 - Missing. Left his home on Wed 25th november. langford Chilcott aged 21. 5’10” tall. Fair. Hair brown, eyes blue. Dress, cord trouseers, kangaroo blucher boots, striped shirt, no coat, black hat. At time of departure, in state of unsound mind. Expenses willingly defrayed.
Inquest held 28 Dec 1846 SC195/20 #1614.
William
Died at the mental hospital New Norfolk.
Archibald
Assessment roll 1858 has him as tenant of 153 acres at 'Trafalgar' near Evandale.
Lived at Kindred in 1850s, and then farmed a property at Cocked Hat Breadalbane. ?"Meadowlands"
Tasmanian Colonial Index of 1816 - 1889 has the following entry For Archibald Chilcott
1858    Van Diemans Land        Jury Lists    Reel P3-11     Sctn ML176-2     frm 180     Film CY 2142
Christopher
Launceston ‘Examiner’ notice 10 June 1858. “ June 3, by special licence at Independent Chapel, St John Square Launceston by Rev Law, Christopher, 6th son of Charles Chilcott to Mary Ann - eldest daughter of Mr H Crocker (sen), coach builder.
10 April 1869 emigrated to NZ from Melbourne on ship ‘Our Hope ’ as Christopher Chilcott Wilson with a woman claiming to be Elizabeth Page - to Auckland.
1870 occupation farmer, 1874-77 appears on the electoral roll for Selwyn district, South Island, New Zealand at rural section 38 42 Irwell. 1878-81 post office directory has a CC Wilson at Leeston. 1885 lived in Caledonian Road, St Albans, Christchurch Ne w Zealand - in 1887/8 post office directory at that address.
However, 31 Jan 1885 daughter Annie was married at the home of Christopher in Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand.
1893 - on electoral roll for Palmerston North. 1902-3 farmer Pal merston North in post office directory. 1905 Otaki electoral rol l shows him as a farmer at Kereru, Levin, North Island, New Zeal and.
1912 -- dies at Ruaroa Dannevirke North Island New Zealand of heart failure. Registered by son AC Wilson of Levin.
Elizabeth if her records in NZ are accurate would have been born about 1842/43. Found her death at last. She died in 1919 and stated that her parents were Robert and Mary Page of Norfolk, England, farmers. All NZ records show her as claiming to be born in Norfolk. Age at time of death shown as 77 years 11 months. No record on the IGI either.
Notes give no indication of when or if he married Elizabeth Page.

Elizabeth
Married same day as brother Christopher - who married Mary Ann Crocker; Henry’s sister.
Henry lived at 20 Claremont St Launceston at the time of his death.
John
In 1918 shown as a farmer at North Motton,
Arthur
Lived at ‘Meadowlands’, Breadalbane, Tasmania.
In 1906 at daughter Eva’s marriage, he lived at Allison Road, North Motton, which is inland from Ulverstone Tasmania.
In 1913 Leven electoral roll shown as a farmer at North Motton.
A chart of decsendants of Arthur Cubits was supplied by James Barron (USA). The relationship is distant, but the chart includes a lot of the Rutherglen Cubits. (Reference 9)
Joshua.
Descendant information hardcopy on file

Miscellaneous Notes

Charles had been a farmer at Camelford, a small village on the Camel River, inland from Tintagel.
Lived at 'Trafalgar' near Evandale till about 1856-57, and most of the children were married there.  They then moved to Breada lbane, to his property 'Meadowlands' at Cocked Hat.
Tasmanian Electoral Role 1856 for Legislative Council for Longford gives
    Chilcott Charles Snr      Cocked Hat Hill     Freehold     Landowner.
    Chilcott William           Evansdale    Freehold    Landowner
Assessment roll of 1858 listed the family as having 2000 acres. Owned 1000 acres near Perth, also a tenant of 130 acres at Cre ssy.
1842 Census,
    Charles Senior shows an establ;ishment of 17 people, including only 2 children under 14 at Brumby Creek. 
    Charles Junior (19 years old, and then unmarried) answered the census at Annandale.  The family was 12, and total household 20, including three convicts.  Annandale house is timber and unfinished.  The young children were here.

Acknowlegements:

Researchers on the Cubits and Chilcotts have shared their work generously, and I have not been good at noting sources. However, much is owed to Val Trickett, Sue Royce, Jenny Mitchell and Fred Mitchell. Sue Royce is happy to be contacted by email at  <sroyce@xtra.co.nz>. Another source was Beris Wilkinson.
Karen Paul's tree on Genes Reunited also filled in some gaps

Research Notes

Genes Reunited checked for Charles and Mary, plus John and Aaron Strout, Susanna

LDS has several  Mary Strouts, christened Saint Endellion. Saint Endellion is about six miles south of Tintagel
(1) 20 May 1804 daughter of John and Susannah Strout.
(2) 16 Sep1792 daughter of James and Mary Strout.
(3) 17 Oct 1802 daughter of William and Thomasin Strout
Clem Edwards has a PDF of  descendants of Jacob Strout born 1702 and marrying Ann Lark 1729 in Saint Endellion,. including the 1802 and 1792 Marys above. It sheds no light on which Mary married  Charles Chilcott. So my bookie has John and Susannah as 5 to 4 at best as her parents .A connection would be hard to prove, but Mary's death or marriage(x2) certificates may help by giving her age

Clem Edwards comments on Susannah Trout According to Pallots her name is Prout and I think that far more likely.

Pam Brown (GR) has Aaron Strout as a brother of her ancestor Digory Strout (parents Digory and Beatrice Strout). This Aaron vas born in Laneast, 12 miles E of Tintagel. But  we are not confident of Mary's parents, so the relationship is uncertain.
LDS has a William death as 14 Sep 1884, but this is Charle's brother, not his son?

Charles Chilcott Check out the letter re his mate

Research - Miscellaneous Stuff

Unassisted Immigrants & Coastal Passengers Hobart Tasmani 1829 -1865 lists Mr & Mrs Chilcoff and 4 children arriving on the Eagle Sep 1830 from Swan River.  It is on Film 1 p112 (SLTX-AO-MB-1)
Papers at the uni of tassie Chilcott,Charles   1846,1849 Jellico e estate L1/G265-6
    Inquest was held 1 Nov 1869 SC 195/53 #18]
    Archives Office of TAS provided a page of inform'n  in correspondence 88/1873.
    Also see: General Muster Swan R. 30 Jan 1830;
    HRA Ser.III Vol.VI; Statham, P.(1979)"Dict'y     of WAns 1829-1914" Vol.1.1829-1850 (UWA Press)
Archives Office of TAS provided a page of inform'n in correspondence 88/1873.
1833 Notice in Cornwall Chronicle Launceston Tasmania : Chilcot t Charles  overseer/Richard White
Tasmanian Colonial Index of 1816 - 1889 has the follwing entries For Charles Chilcott
1839    Van Diemans Land        Jury Lists    Reel P3-12     Sctn ML175     frm 089     Film CY 878
1840    Van Diemans Land        Jury Lists    Reel P3-12     Sctn ML175     frm 169     Film CY 878
1842    Van Diemans Land        Jury Lists    Reel P3-12     Sctn ML175     frm 290     Film CY 878
1843    Van Diemans Land        Jury Lists    Reel P3-12     Sctn ML175     frm 364    Film CY 878
1839    Van Diemans Land        Jury Lists    Reel P3-12     Sctn ML175     frm 426     Film CY 878
There is also an entry for Mr Chilcott
1826    New Castle Courts        Witnesses etc    Reel P3-8        Sctn ML-MSS2 frm P22     Film CY 36

Documents
1829 Passenger Ships Arriving In Western Australia 1829-89
1829 Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. Chilcotts on Marquis of Angle..
1829 Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. Shipping Arrival..
1829 Chilcott handwritten notes, property imported on Marquis of Anglesea
1830 Arrival of the Eagle CHILCOTT (ex Jenny Mitchell)
1842 Tasmanian Census Charles CHILCOTT (b1802) (ex Jenny Mitchell)
1842 Tasmanian Census Charles CHILCOTT (b1823) (ex Jenny Mitchell)
1889 Martin John - Chilcott Mary Marriage, from Jenny Mitchell, described as Mary Ann, Christopher Chilcotts Widow
History of the Deloraine Municipality
Deloraine Pictures (ex Jenny Mitchell)
Deloraine Area Map (1824) (ex Jenny Mitchell)
Rebecca Mary RADFORD, m William CHILCOTT (ex Jenny Mitchell) - (no date, not sure where this fits)

Lots of notes from Jenny Mitchell's research in Tasmania
Notes from Val Trickett

Material from Roberta Wagner 29/3/08, re Charles Chilcott's bigamous mate William Henry Rosevear

I am hoping you have updated passengers on "Marquis of Anglesea". Like you , I have William Henry Rosevear and his 4 children missing on the passenger list. I know he was definitely on board and a close friend of Charles back in Cornwall.
Charles testified in a 2 court cases that were reported in Launceston Examiner on 31st May 1845 against William Henry Rosevear. William had left his wife Sara and his eldest daughter Lydia back in Cornwall. He was in love with his house servant Mary Burton who is mentioned on the shipping manifest. Charles testified conversations he had with William on board coming out here to Oz, regarding this and why he had left Sara his wife destitute in Cornwall. William went to great lengths to hide his relationship. He even changed the spelling of his last name "Rosiere" when he instead of staying in Swan River Colony he went on board the "Calista"to Hobart.
Mary Burton became Mrs Rosiere. On arrival in Hobart he claimed his wife Sara had died and committed bigamy. Sara came out to Oz in 1845 and took William to court. The court case hit headlines as William had betrayed himself as a very righteous God fearing man.
I have a link to the passenger list, but while Mary Burton is on the  list, William and his family are not. See webpage.
Roberta also commented

Came across some interesting information re Rosevar family in Cornwall, John Rosevear (b. 18.12.1661 married Rovena Chibbbos ??? .3.1692 They had a John Chibott Rosevear 25.3.1698 married Mary Luney??they had a son John Rosevear 1724. Spelling a bit out but considering they all lived in the same area and there is some changes on spelling and gravehead stones crumbling.
This is also interesting as it is about three generations back from Charles

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