Mary Fairhall

b. about 1815, d. 30 Jul 1885
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
1. Mary Fairhall's Family and Descendants
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
     Mary Fairhall was baptised about 1815 in Guestling, East Sussex.
She emigrated in 1841 from Gravesend, Kent, on board the "Barhampooter."

Mary Fairhall married William McKnight on 12 May 1842 at St Mary's Church of England in West Maitland, New South Wales, by consent of the Governor.

Mary Fairhall died on 30 Jul 1885 in Warkworth, New South Wales.
She was buried on 31 Jul 1885 at the Church of England Cemetery in Warkworth, New South Wales, and the cause of her death was recorded as "Burns accidentally received through her clothes catching fire", according to an inquest held by A. D. Browne JP, and recorded on Mary's Death Certificate.

Family

William McKnight b. about 1805, d. 9 Nov 1885
Children

Thomas Fairhall

b. 28 Sep 1816, d. 25 May 1901
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
2. Thomas Fairhall's Family and Descendants
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
     Thomas Fairhall was baptised on 28 Sep 1816 in Guestling, East Sussex.

Thomas Fairhall married Jane Martin, daughter of James Martin and ?----------? Unknown, on 24 Jun 1844 at St Mary's Church of England in West Maitland, New South Wales, and Thomas was illiterate at the time of his wedding and William McKnight performed the marriage ceremony.
Thomas was a farmer at 'Anambah' in West Maitland, New South Wales, in 1864.

Thomas Fairhall married Elizabeth Frost, daughter of Noah Frost and Ellen Cutmar, on 19 Feb 1864 at St Mary's Church of England in West Maitland, New South Wales, (Note: On the Marriage Certificate, Elizabeth is shown as having been born in England, and to be a widow with one child.) It was recorded that bt 1882 - 1884 Thomas recorded sold 37 Perches of land to Richard E. Mannigel (Ref. Book 276 No. 146) at High Street, Morpeth, New South Wales.
Thomas was a land and stock owner, with 100 acres holding 5 horses and 3 cattle at 'Anambah' in West Maitland, New South Wales, in 1885. He appeared on the census of 1891 at Bolwarra, New South Wales, and there were two males and one female in the household.

Thomas Fairhall died on 25 May 1901 in Bolwarra, New South Wales, at the age of 84 and it was recorded that at the time of his death he was living with his son David and the cause of his death was recorded as Valvular disease of the heart.
He was buried on 27 May 1901 at the Church of England Cemetery in Lochinvar, New South Wales.

His estate was granted Probate at Supreme Court of NSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Ref: # 23780-4 (Will proved.) His estate records were filed in the NSW State Deceased Estate Records on Reel 3028 Item 19/10212.
In 2012 I received a request from Isabella Markoska, a year 10 student at Clancy Catholic College, who wanted more background about Thomas. She had been selected to participate in a special assignment that she has decided to undertake regarding the Emigrant Ships that arrived in Australia in and around 1830 -1840 and were sent to Quarantine.

The assignment required her to research the history of the Emigrant Ships and to write about a family that made the decision to leave their country and make the voyage for a new life here and their experiences during the long journey on the vessel and once they arrived.

After conducting her initial research she came across my website and especially the voyage of the Maitland. She noted that Thomas in particular was put into quarantine with an illness, although he managed to recover and survive.

Her challenge was to not only cover the historical aspect but to put a modern twist on her short story so to make it interesting and engaging for teenagers to want to read the story so not only learn about history but also be engaged through the ups and downs of a modern day teenager who is visiting the Quarantine Station during an overnight excursion where she experiences something she has never experienced in her short lifetime. She wanted to write about Thomas in particular but at the age he was when he arrived at the Quarantine Station - the story is that the girl can clearly see him but no one else around her can at the Quarantine Station during her stay, she doesn’t understand why no one else can see him. In the teenage girls' eyes Thomas is the perfect gentleman - he is so manly, formal and real to her but as the story unfolds Thomas is there in spirit.

I had feedback from Isabella's mother to say that this project truly challenged Isabella not only with the research but also putting together the storyline to incorporate history with modern day twist. Her time management skills were constantly tested as she needed keep up her good grades intact whilst undertaking this major project over a period of four months.

The completed project was presented as a bound booklet under the title "Devoted Compulsion", as Isabella wanted to leave it open for the reader to decide – Annabelle was devoted to Thomas and she felt compelled but then one could also interpret that Eliot was devoted to Annabelle.

In December 2012, her College held their Showcase Night where the fourteen students who were participating in the program were invited to showcase their work and be judged for their projects they’d been working on. After reviewing all the projects and listening to individual seven minute speeches, the three judges announced Isabella as the winner for the 2012 Clancy University Project. Everyone was amazed with her level of research and writing. This was the first time that the College had introduced such a program and the teachers all said that she set the bar high and maintained her high standards at all times.

Isabella sent me a copy of her project, and some extracts have been scanned to be kept as a part of Thomas' story here.

Family 1

Jane Martin b. 1827, d. 16 Aug 1860
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Frost b. about 1827, d. 26 Aug 1905
Child

Samuel Fairhall

b. 4 Nov 1817, d. 8 Jun 1875
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
3. Samuel Fairhall's Family and Descendants
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
     Samuel Fairhall was baptised on 4 Nov 1817 in Guestling, East Sussex.

Samuel Fairhall married Mary Ann Gill, daughter of William ? Gill, on 23 Apr 1844 at St James' Church of England in Morpeth, New South Wales, and the Marriage Certificate shows they married "with the consent of friends". Mary Ann was listed as being "from Williams River" and Rev. George Keylock Rusden performed the marriage ceremony.
Samuel was a farmer in Ash Island, New South Wales, in 1856. Samuel Fairhall was also known as John.
Samuel was a Ferryman in 1861.

Samuel Fairhall died on 8 Jun 1875 at the District Hospital, 76 Brunswick Street in Maitland, New South Wales, at the age of 57. A Coronial Inquest was held on 9 Jun 1875 at Maitland, New South Wales, into the death of Samuel Fairhall and the cause of death was given as "a broken neck". The Coroner closed with an open verdict into the cause of death. The "Maitland Mercury" later reported that Samuel was in Maitland Hospital for "disease of the liver and pneumonia", and that Samuel couldn't lie down, so he was prescribed 2oz of pale brandy every eight hours. Samuel had been found by hospital staff below a 24 ft (7.5 metres) high balcony with a broken neck.
He was buried on 10 Jun 1875 at the Church of England Portion, Campbells Hill Cemetery (Grave location recorded as: Section B6, Graves 7-8) in West Maitland, New South Wales.

Family

Mary Ann Gill b. about 1824, d. 8 Aug 1898
Children

Sophia Fairhall

b. 16 Jul 1820, d. 14 Nov 1879
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
4. Sophia Fairhall's Family and Descendants
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
Sophie Fairhall (from Bill Louis)
     Sophia Fairhall was baptised on 16 Jul 1820 in Guestling, East Sussex. Sophia Fairhall was also known as Sophy. She was shown as illiterate at the time of her wedding in 1843 at Morpeth, New South Wales.

Sophia Fairhall married William Farquharson, son of Henry Farquharson and Marjorie Dallas, on 9 Aug 1843 at St James' Church of England in Morpeth, New South Wales, by Banns and Rev. George Keylock Rusden performed the marriage ceremony.
Sophia and William lived at George Mosman's Property, "Burrowell", on the Williams River in Seaham, New South Wales, in 1844 at the time of Charlotte's Baptism.

Sophia Fairhall married Thomas Spinks, son of Robert ? Spinks and Elizabeth Barker, on 30 Jan 1855 at St James' Church of England in Morpeth, New South Wales, and both Sophy and Thomas were listed as being widowed at the time of this wedding.
Sophia and Thomas lived at 2nd Lane (Princess Street) in Morpeth, New South Wales, and there is an image of this home on Ancestry.com.

Sophia Spinks died on 14 Nov 1879 in Morpeth, New South Wales, at the age of 59 and the cause of her death was recorded as disease of the heart and dropsy.
She was buried on 15 Nov 1879 at the Church of England Cemetery in Morpeth, New South Wales.

Family 1

William Farquharson b. 13 Jul 1818, d. bt 1852 - 1854
Children

Family 2

Thomas Spinks b. about 1798, d. 21 Feb 1877
Children

Harriat Fairhall

b. 1 Jun 1823, d. about 22 Feb 1824
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
     Harriat Fairhall was baptised on 1 Jun 1823 in Guestling, East Sussex.

Harriat Fairhall died about 22 Feb 1824 in Guestling, East Sussex.
She was buried on 23 Feb 1824 in Guestling, East Sussex, at the age of 10 months.

Charlotte Mary Fairhall

b. 7 Aug 1824, d. 19 Mar 1908
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
6. Charlotte Fairhall's Family and Descendants
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
Charlotte M Wilson (nee Fairhall) - from Jim C Wilson 2008
      Charlotte Mary Fairhall was born on 7 Aug 1824 in Guestling, East Sussex, as shown on the Captain's log of the "Maitland." She was baptised on 11 Oct 1824 in Guestling, East Sussex. She and John Crowder were associated in 1845 and Crowder was reportedly the father of Charlotte's children. Charlotte Mary Fairhall was a member of the Episcopal Church of England at the time of her marriage.
Charlotte lived in St Clair, New South Wales, in 1846.
She was educated on 7 May 1846 and signed her marriage certificate with her Mark.

Charlotte Mary Fairhall married John Wilson, son of Thomas Crowder and Eliza Perfect, on 7 May 1846 at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Singleton, New South Wales.
Charlotte and John lived at 76 High Street in Morpeth, New South Wales, about 1850. It was recorded that bt 1879 - 1880 Charlotte had mortgaged two parcels of land to Alfred S. Leathes (Ref. Book 200 No.246) and it was later discharged (Ref. Book 200 No. 647) at Robert Street, Morpeth, New South Wales.
Charlotte lived at "Kimbriki", Noble Street in Mosman, New South Wales, about 1900 with her daughter Mary.

Charlotte Mary Wilson died on 19 Mar 1908 in Mosman, New South Wales, at the age of 83.
She was buried on 20 Mar 1908 at the Church of England Cemetery in Morpeth, New South Wales.

Family

John Crowder b. about 1820, d. 21 Sep 1857
Children

William Fairhall

b. 13 Jan 1828, d. 11 Jun 1898
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
7. William Fairhall's Family and Descendants
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
William and Eliza (Cook) Fairhall, with 3 of their children

probably Percy, Herbert and Clare c.1878
     William Fairhall was baptised on 13 Jan 1828 in Guestling, East Sussex.

William Fairhall married Eliza Cook, daughter of William Thomas Cook and Mary A. McWilson, on 30 Aug 1853 at St James' Church of England in Morpeth, New South Wales. William Fairhall was M; shown as illiterate at the time of his marriage.
William Fairhall was was recorded by Rev. Alfred Glennie as recovering from a broken leg (Diary: Page 86) on 4 Jul 1866.
It was recorded that bt 1879 - 1880 William had mortgaged two parcels of land to Alfred S. Leathes (Ref. Book 200 No.246) and it was later discharged (Ref. Book 200 No. 647) at Robert Street, Morpeth, New South Wales.
William was a land and stock owner, with 220 acres holding 4 horses, 50 cattle and 5 pigs at 'Knockfin', via in Lochinvar, New South Wales, in 1885.
William was dairy farmer at Knockfin in via Lochinvar, New South Wales, b 1898.

William Fairhall died on 11 Jun 1898 at Knockfin in via Lochinvar, New South Wales, at the age of 70 and the cause of his death was recorded as heart disease and anasarea.
He was buried at the Church of England Cemetery in Lochinvar, New South Wales.

His estate was granted Probate about 1898 at Supreme Court of NSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Ref: # 16061-4. His estate records were filed in the NSW State Deceased Estate Records on Reel 3026 Item 19/10194.

Family

Eliza Cook b. 28 Jun 1838, d. 1 Feb 1911
Children

Benjamin Fairhall

b. 14 Dec 1829, d. 30 Aug 1892
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
8. Benjamin Fairhall's Family and Descendants
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
SHEATHER: Thomas -Family and Descendants
      Benjamin Fairhall was born on 14 Dec 1829 in Guestling, East Sussex. He was baptised on 9 Jan 1830 in Guestling, East Sussex.
Benjamin Fairhall and James Fairhall were joint owners in 1852 of the coastal vessel, the "Phoenician", built in the Brisbane Waters shipyard of Mr Fisk. The Sydney Morning Herald (24 Nov 1852) gave the craft's dimensions as 60 feet long, 50 feet keel length, 16 feet beam, 6 feet deep and a weight of 40 tons. It was built for the Hunter River trade, described as having a running bowsprit, square stern and being of carvel build. The brothers sold it to Mr Andrew Wilson of Sydney in 1853. In 1855, the brothers purchased the ketch "Pegasus" - a 44 ton wooden 2 masted vessel measuring 54 x 14.5 x 7 feet. It had been built by Daniel Beattie at Paterson River in 1853. They sold this vessel in Sep 1857.


Benjamin Fairhall married Mary Ann Sheather, daughter of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester, on 3 Jan 1854 at St James' Church of England in Morpeth, New South Wales.
Benjamin was a Builder, according to Frederick's birth registration in 1858. Images of his Bible, as salvaged by family members about 1880. It was recorded that bt 1887 - 1888 Benjamin took out a 99 year lease from Andrew William Reynolds on 27 Mar 1886 (Ref. Book 336 No. 44) and surrendered it on 25 Jan. 1887 (Ref. Book 358 No.812) having paid £6-17-6 for land at New South Wales.

Benjamin Fairhall died on 30 Aug 1892 in Morpeth, New South Wales, at the age of 62 and the cause of his death was recorded as cerebral haemorrhage.
He was buried on 31 Aug 1892 at the Church of England Cemetery in Morpeth, New South Wales. It was recorded that bt 1900 - 1901 36 Perches of land owned by Benjamin Fairhall, was sold to Walter V W Thompson (Ref. Book 694 No. 104) by the Trustees of his Estate at Block L, No.12 High Street, Morpeth, New South Wales.

Family

Mary Ann Sheather b. about 1836, d. 24 Aug 1913
Children

James Fairhall

b. 14 Dec 1829, d. 25 Nov 1892
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
9. James Fairhall's Family and Descendants
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
      James Fairhall was born on 14 Dec 1829 in Guestling, East Sussex. He was baptised on 9 Jan 1830 in Guestling, East Sussex.
James Fairhall and Benjamin Fairhall were joint owners in 1852 of the coastal vessel, the "Phoenician", built in the Brisbane Waters shipyard of Mr Fisk. The Sydney Morning Herald (24 Nov 1852) gave the craft's dimensions as 60 feet long, 50 feet keel length, 16 feet beam, 6 feet deep and a weight of 40 tons. It was built for the Hunter River trade, described as having a running bowsprit, square stern and being of carvel build. The brothers sold it to Mr Andrew Wilson of Sydney in 1853. In 1855, the brothers purchased the ketch "Pegasus" - a 44 ton wooden 2 masted vessel measuring 54 x 14.5 x 7 feet. It had been built by Daniel Beattie at Paterson River in 1853. They sold this vessel in Sep 1857.

James was a farmer and carpenter at time of marriage in Morpeth, New South Wales, in 1854.

James Fairhall married Janet McTaggart Henderson, daughter of James Henderson and Janet McNab, on 1 Aug 1854 at St James' Church of England in Morpeth, New South Wales.
James was a land and stock owner, with 150 acres holding 4 horses, 18 cattle and 9 pigs at 'Gostwick', via in Vacy, New South Wales, in 1885.
James was a railway engine driver and crewman in Glebe, New South Wales, b 1892.
James and Janet lived at 76 Mitchell Street in Glebe, New South Wales, b 1892.
James was a Carpenter in 1892.

James Fairhall died on 25 Nov 1892 at 76 Mitchell Street in Glebe, New South Wales, at the age of 62.
He was buried on 26 Nov 1892 at the Church of England Cemetery in Waverley, New South Wales.

Family

Janet McTaggart Henderson b. about 1835, d. 2 Sep 1899
Children

George Fairhall

b. 13 May 1834, d. about 16 May 1834
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
     George Fairhall was baptised on 13 May 1834 in Guestling, East Sussex.

George Fairhall died about 16 May 1834 in Guestling, East Sussex. He was buried on 17 May 1834 at Guestling, East Sussex, at the age of 3 weeks, and his mother is recorded as being "Mary Fairhall" in the Parish Register - not Anne.

Anne Fairhall

b. 27 Mar 1836, d. about 10 Apr 1836
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
     Anne Fairhall was baptised on 27 Mar 1836 in Guestling, East Sussex.

Anne Fairhall died about 10 Apr 1836 in Guestling, East Sussex.
She was buried on 11 Apr 1836 in Guestling, East Sussex.

Unnamed Fairhall

b. 21 Aug 1838, d. 31 Aug 1838
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
     Unnamed Fairhall was born on 21 Aug 1838 at sea on board the "Maitland."

Unnamed Fairhall died on 31 Aug 1838 at at sea on board the "Maitland", and was buried at sea on that day.

David Fairhall

b. 29 Jan 1841, d. 3 Dec 1904
Father*William Fairhall b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
Mother*Ann Huntley b. 1796, d. 6 Feb 1860
ChartsWilliam and Ann's Family
13. David Fairhall's Family and Descendants
FAIRHALL: William -Family and Descendants
HUNTLEY: Thomas -Family and Descendants
      David Fairhall was born on 29 Jan 1841 in Maitland, New South Wales. He was baptised on 8 Feb 1841 in Maitland, New South Wales.
David was a wheelwright on 26 Apr 1862.

David Fairhall married Elizabeth Clack, daughter of John Clack and Mary Crack Lyles, on 26 Apr 1862 in Maitland, New South Wales.

David Fairhall died on 3 Dec 1904 at Lower Clarence Hospital in Maclean, New South Wales, at the age of 63 and on the death certificate, the date was given as 3 NOV 1904, which is obviously wrong because he was last seen by the medical attendant on 2 Dec 1904. Registrar-General advised of error. The Matron also stated he was not married, which is incorrect and the cause of his death was recorded as and the cause of death was listed as Nephritis (Bright's Disease.)
He was buried on 3 Dec 1904 at the Church of England Cemetery in Maclean, New South Wales.

Frances Stevens

b. about 1797
ChartsJohn Fairhall - top of our family tree
     Frances Stevens was baptised about 1797 in Brede, East Sussex. Frances Stevens was also known as Fanny.

Frances Stevens married Benjamin Fairhall, son of Thomas Fairhall and Sarah Bennett, on 19 May 1819 in Brede, East Sussex.
Frances and Benjamin lived in Brede, East Sussex, in 1822.

Family

Benjamin Fairhall b. 5 Jul 1797, d. 29 Aug 1829
Children

Harriott Fairhall

b. 19 Nov 1822
Father*Benjamin Fairhall b. 5 Jul 1797, d. 29 Aug 1829
Mother*Frances Stevens b. about 1797
     Harriott Fairhall was baptised on 19 Nov 1822 at The Church of the Annunciation in Brighton, East Sussex, (But recorded in Brede Parish Records also.)

Thomas Fairhall

b. 9 Oct 1825, d. Sep 1847
Father*Benjamin Fairhall b. 5 Jul 1797, d. 29 Aug 1829
Mother*Frances Stevens b. about 1797
     Thomas Fairhall was baptised on 9 Oct 1825 at The Church of the Annunciation in Brighton, East Sussex, (But recorded in Brede Parish Records also.)

Thomas Fairhall died in Sep 1847 in Brede, East Sussex, at the age of 21 at the stated age of 22 years.
He was buried on 26 Sep 1847 at the Parish Church of St George in Brede, East Sussex.

Sarah Fairhall

b. 29 Apr 1827
Father*Benjamin Fairhall b. 5 Jul 1797, d. 29 Aug 1829
Mother*Frances Stevens b. about 1797
     Sarah Fairhall was baptised on 29 Apr 1827 at The Church of the Annunciation in Brighton, East Sussex, (But recorded in Brede Parish Records also.)

Ann Fairhall

b. 8 Mar 1829
Father*Benjamin Fairhall b. 5 Jul 1797, d. 29 Aug 1829
Mother*Frances Stevens b. about 1797
     Ann Fairhall was baptised on 8 Mar 1829 at the Parish Church of St George in Brede, East Sussex.