Charles Chilcott and Mary Strout
Parents : Langford Chilcott and Ann Medling
Susanna Trout (sus, see Research Notes)
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
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)
(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
Joshua Chilcott (b 1852 Morven
Tas, m Emma Ellen Jupp 1884 Ulverstone, d 1932 Ulverstone)
Val Trickett Documrnt
Perth Miscellaneous notes
Photo of Mary Strout
1802 Charles born Tintagel
1806 Mary born Tintagel
1822 Married in Tintagel (Charles and Mary will have a total of 15
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
1845 Mary, the eldest girl marries John Cubit
1869 Charles dies in Launceston
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"
Extract from Document
from Val Trickett
(Received via Jenny Mitchell).
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: -
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
His will, drawn up in 1869 left:
Charles Jnr "Meadowlands"
Death also recorded at Morven 35/1869/318
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.
Notes on the Children
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
South Esk River Death from drowning. ? Death 28 Dec 1846
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.
Died at the mental hospital New Norfolk.
Assessment roll 1858 has him as tenant of 153 acres at 'Trafalgar'
Lived at Kindred in 1850s, and then farmed a property at Cocked Hat
Tasmanian Colonial Index of 1816 - 1889 has the following entry For
1858 Van Diemans Land
Jury Lists Reel P3-11
Sctn ML176-2 frm 180
Film CY 2142
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
Notes give no indication of when or if he married Elizabeth Page.
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.
In 1918 shown as a farmer at North Motton,
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)
Descendant information hardcopy on file
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
Chilcott Charles Snr
Cocked Hat Hill Freehold
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.
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.
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
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. Another source was Beris Wilkinson.
Karen Paul's tree on Genes Reunited also filled in some gaps
Genes Reunited checked for Charles and Mary, plus John and Aaron
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
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
1833 Notice in Cornwall Chronicle Launceston Tasmania : Chilcot t
Charles overseer/Richard White
Tasmanian Colonial Index of 1816 - 1889 has the follwing entries For
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
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
1829 Chilcott handwritten notes, property imported on Marquis of
1830 Arrival of the Eagle CHILCOTT (ex Jenny Mitchell)
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
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
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
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
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