Charles John KNIGHT 1818-1877
Mary Jane POWER 1829-1895

Portland; Digby & Goroke, S-W Victoria, Australia

Charles John KNIGHT b. 1818 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, son of ___ and ____ was married in 1850 at Portland, Victoria to Mary Jane POWER b. 1829 Waterford, Ireland, daughter of Stephen POWER and Margaret LYNCH.

Charles and Mary KNIGHT had seven children from 1851 to 1861 at Portland and Digby where Charles was recorded as a labourer.

It appears from thr records that Charles KNIGHT died between 1860 and 1865 when Mary was recorded as a widow when she remarried in 1865 at Digby to John REEVES a local shepherd. Charles' death has not been located at this time.

Charles KNIGHT & Mary POWER had the following known children:

  1. Edward KNIGHT b. 1851, Portland, Vic, m. Elizabeth CROSS;
  2. Stephen George KNIGHT b. 1853;
  3. John Charles KNIGHT b. 1854, Digby, S-W Vic., d. 1923, Lockhart, NSW, m. Sarah McLACHLAN, b. 1850 Inverness-shire, Scotland, d. 1927 Lockhart, NSW.;
  4. William Henry KNIGHT b. 1856 Digby, Vic. m1. Janet HARPER & m2. Selina HOUSTON;
  5. female KNIGHT b. 1858 d. 1858, Digby, Vic;
  6. Alfred KNIGHT b. 1860 Digby, Vic. m. Ann LEAR;
  7. Thomas KNIGHT b. 1861, Digby, Vic, m. Hannah LEAR.

__?. KNIGHT was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

John REEVES c1808-1898 & Mary Jane POWER 1829-1895

Digby & Goroke, Victoria, Australia

John REEVES b. c.1808, Devonshire, England son of George REEVES and ___ was married to Mary Jane KNIGHT (nee POWER), widow, b. 1829 Waterford, Ireland at Digby in 1865. John REEVES was recorded on the marriage entry as a 47 year old bachelor Shepherd.

Mary Jane REEVES died at Goroke in 1895 and John REEVES appears to have died at Horsham in 1898.

John REEVES & Mary Jane POWER had the following known children...

  1. George REEVES b. 1865, Digby, Vic,............?;
  2. James REEVES b. 1867, Digby, Vic, d. 1939, m. Celia Susanna COOK 1873-1940;
  3. Charles REEVES b. 1869, Merino, Vic, d.1910, m. Margaret Madeline O'CONNOR 1876-1907;
  4. Mary Jane REEVES b. 1871, Merino, Vic, d. 1953;

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