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William Candy (1792-1856) & Harriet Ellett (1800-1865)
« on: Friday 11 June 21 07:01 BST (UK) »
Hello everyone,

I am interested in finding out more about my 3rd great grandparents William Candy and Harriet Ellett and their children. William and Harriet lived in Dorset, Somerset, then lived in Gloucester where they had most of their children before moving to Melbourne, Australia.

Although William and Harriet lived most of their lives in Somerset, England, William died in Collingwood, Victoria, and many of their children migrated to Australia. I was hoping that some of the Australian connections might spark someone's interest or memory.

Here are the details of William, Harriet and their children.
William Candy
Born: 4 Aug 1792 Frome, Somerset, England
Died: 15 Sep 1856 Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Marriage: 25 Jul 1819 Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Harriet Ellett
Born: 30 Nov 1800 Chardstock, Dorset, England
Died: 25 Mar 1865 Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Their children are

Mary Ann Candy
Born: 1 May 1820 Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Died: 18 Feb 1849 Suffolk Street, Gloucester, England
William Huggins
Marriage: 14 Sep 1840 St Mary Chapel, Gloucestershire, England Born: 10 Oct 1819 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Died: Apr 1866 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

William Candy
Born: 18 Feb 1822 Frome, Somerset, England
Died: 8 Feb 1897 Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Marriage: 7 May 1849 Independent Chapel, Gloucestershire, England
Mary Smith Born: 29 Jun 1825 Great Comberton, Worcestershire, England
Died: 25 Feb 1904 Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia   

Harriet Candy
Born: 18 Feb 1823 Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 30 Jul 1885 Worcester, England
Marriage: 12 Sep 1848 Independent Chapel, Gloucestershire, England
Henry Morris Rogers Born: 14 Jun 14 Jun 1821 St Mary Magdalene, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 10 Mar 1909 Brooklands Camps Hill Road, Worcestershire, England

Thomas Candy Born: 8 Nov 1826 St Nicholas, Gloucestershire, England
Died: “Roselea”, 11 Apr 1905 Croydon, Surrey, England
Elizabeth Ann Lack
Born: 24 Jan 1829 Holkham, Norfolk, England
Died: 21 Sep 1872 3 Bensham Lane, Croydon, Surrey, England
Marriage: 6 Sep 1848 St Withberga, Holkham, England
Thomas' second wife.
Elizabeth Uzzell Born: Oct 1839 Cirencester, Gloucester, England
Died: 24 Oct 1928 Croydon, Surrey, England
Marriage: 15 Dec 1874 Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Francis (Frank) Candy 
Born: 4 May 1829, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 1861 Victoria, Australia
Eliza Bick 
Born: 25 Sep 1830 Baronwood, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 1860 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage: 2 Apr 1851 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Jane Candy
Born: 5 May 1832 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 12 Oct 1874 Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Marriage: 21 Dec 1854 St Mary de Lode, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Charles James Jackson Born: 1820 Uley, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 28 Nov 1911 Northcote, Victoria, Australia

George Candy
Born: 7 Feb 1834 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 7 Oct 1915 Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
Marriage: 18 Dec 1860 St Peter’s Anglican Church, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Eliza Gardiner
Born: 16 Oct 1842 Castlemaner, Cork, Ireland
Died: 3 Jul 1929 Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

They also had an eight child who I don't know the name or sex of but was born in 1837 in Gloucester before dying on the 25th of April 1837, also in Gloucester.

In particular, I am interested in learning more about:

* I noticed that Thomas Candy and Elizabeth Ann Lack's first child (Clara Jane Candy (1856-1857)) was born and died in Melbourne, Australia, however, Thomas's later children were born in Gloucester and Surrey. I was wondering if someone would help me find immigration records for Thomas and his wife.
* George Candy is of particular interest, he was placed in the Asylum at Beechworth in the early 1870s for "Religious mania". Prior to that he was working in Collingwood as a stonemason. His wife, Eliza later entered the asylum at Beechworth.
* Mary Ann Candy (1820-1849) married a Mr William Huggins (1819-1866). Their second eldest child Jane Huggins (1844-1888) married a Mr William Hyam (1847-1924). I was hoping for any information about their children. Mr Hyam did remarry after Jane's death to a Kate Elizabeth Whitton (1861-1923).
* Harriet Candy (1823-1885) and her husband Henry Morris Rogers (1821-1909) and their child Henry Albert Rogers (1856-?). I would like to find out Henry Albert's date of death.

Thank you for any assistance, I hope everyone is staying safe and getting lots of family history work done.

Dr Philip Candy.

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Re: William Candy (1792-1856) & Harriet Ellett (1800-1865)
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 June 21 08:57 BST (UK) »
Departed Plymouth
11 Oct 1855
Arrival Place Geelong, Australia
Ship Thames

CANDY, Eliza, Aged 26, Native of Norfolk. A needlewoman. Comment- Gone to Husband.
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Re: William Candy (1792-1856) & Harriet Ellett (1800-1865)
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Re: William Candy (1792-1856) & Harriet Ellett (1800-1865)
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 June 21 03:45 BST (UK) »
* I noticed that Thomas Candy and Elizabeth Ann Lack's first child (Clara Jane Candy (1856-1857)) was born and died in Melbourne, Australia, however, Thomas's later children were born in Gloucester and Surrey. I was wondering if someone would help me find immigration records for Thomas and his wife.

As stated in another post Eliza Candy arrived Geelong/Melbourne in 1855 by herself. If she married Thomas in 1848 were there any chn born b/n 1848 and 1855. A Thomas Candy b 1827 passenger per "Queen of Sheba" Melbourne to Adelaide 1852. ( PROV Vic Outwards passenger list 1852-1923)
Thomas Candy and Elizabeth Candy dep Melbourne 1857 to Hobart per "City of Hobart 11" ( same source as above.
Thomas Candy and Mrs Candy dep Melbourne per "Morning Light" to Liverpool Dec 1858.(source as above)

I was wondering if Thomas arr Australia soon after their marriage in 1848.Elizabeth is listed on 1851 census UK age 22 Married living with Mary Lack (? her mother). so we could narrow down Thomas arr in Australia to between 1848 and early 1851.

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SHAW/STANLEY: Co Waterford,Ireland, Australia

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Re: William Candy (1792-1856) & Harriet Ellett (1800-1865)
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 June 21 03:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Phil,
Regarding George CANDY b.1834 and wife Eliza nee GARDINER.
Ancestry holds details of their asylum admissions.
If you have not seen these, I am happy to provide details.

Noteworthy is that one of their daughters, Harriet Jane CANDY was also a patient at Kew Asylum which was where her mother was admitted in 1890, prior to the Beechworth admission in 1904.

George was first admitted to Yarra Bend Asylum in 1872 and later to Beechworth in 1901

Sue

ADDING
I do not know if you are interested in the extended family , but Eliza's brother father was in very hot water with the law  in 1862

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196390943
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Re: William Candy (1792-1856) & Harriet Ellett (1800-1865)
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 June 21 05:39 BST (UK) »
Another possibility for the arrival of Thomas CANDY. ?

Per Asiatic to Adelaide and then forward to Melbourne Jan 1850
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226324015

Then maybe soon after this possible arrival, Thomas and William CANDY set up together as stonemasons in Collingwood
Sept 1850
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4774091

Thomas sells his home. Returning to England. 1857
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/7135410

Legal matter in Victoria confirms Thomas back in England by May 1860
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5682286

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Re: William Candy (1792-1856) & Harriet Ellett (1800-1865)
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 June 21 06:02 BST (UK) »
Again, not being sure what you already have, there is a monument at Melbourne General Cemetery which memorialises members of the CANDY family.

Location Independent. Section A. Grave 4

I am happy to type the list of 10 individuals mentioned if you need it.

There is a lot of religious verse on the monument also.

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Re: William Candy (1792-1856) & Harriet Ellett (1800-1865)
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 June 21 07:34 BST (UK) »
* Mary Ann Candy (1820-1849) married a Mr William Huggins (1819-1866). Their second eldest child Jane Huggins (1844-1888) married a Mr William Hyam (1847-1924). I was hoping for any information about their children. Mr Hyam did remarry after Jane's death to a Kate Elizabeth Whitton (1861-1923).

1841 UK census shows Mary Ann Huggins living with her parents Wm and Harriett + her siblings.
1871 UK census shows Jane and Wm Hiam (sic) living 2 Anchor Yard Gloucester with dau Jane age 11 months.
1881 UK census shows William with Jane, then Jane age 11, Wm age 8, Ellen age 6 all living Gloucester.
1891 UK census shows Wm with wife Kate,and Ellen 16,Thomas 10, David 6, Mabel 1 all living Gloucester.
Wm and Kate Whitton m 27 July 1889
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Re: William Candy (1792-1856) & Harriet Ellett (1800-1865)
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 17 June 21 03:17 BST (UK) »
@Sparrett and @Shume
I have Thomas Candy's arrival in Melbourne on the "Glen Huntly" on the 9th Jan, 1850. Your information about Eliza Lack (Elizabeth Ann Lack) arriving in 1855 corroborates what I have too. Their first child I have listed is Clara Jane Candy (born 17 July 1856 in Collingwood, died 19 Jan 1857 in Collingwood, Australia). Now that I have a think about it, I remember that Melbourne had a big stone boom around that time with many houses of that era having decorative stonework on top of the roofs.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4774091#
This "Argus" page you linked from 1850 has an advertisement for Thomas and his older brother William's Stonemason business in Collingwood. William arrived in Melbourne on the 21st of October 1849.
I didn't have Thomas Candy's travel to Adelaide on the "Queen of Sheba" in 1852. After a little bit of looking online I found that stonework became very popular in Adelaide at the time so it makes sense that he would travel there for work. I also didn't have the travel to Hobart in 1857 either. I knew he was there around the time as their son Alfred Charles Lack Candy was born there in Dec 1857.
This is all very interesting in piecing together the events and building Thomas and Elizabeth's life story.

With regards to the monument at Melbourne general, I have visited there previously but not for many years.

Now I will move on to George Candy and his family.
I have got the details about George, Eliza and Harriet Jane's admissions. Very hot water with the law is a bit of an understatement!

I did already have that information about Mary Ann Candy and William Huggins and their children. I was wondering if there was a bit more info around on Maria Huggins (Their youngest daughter) and Richard Cook her husband.

Thank you, Philip.

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