Thomas Forman AITKEN 1833-1917
&
Julia FRANCOME ~1838-1911

Lincolnshire & Wiltshire, England; Geelong, Daylesford, Drumborg (Heywood) S-W Victoria, Australia

Thomas Forman AITKEN b. 1833, Walcot, Lincolnshire, England, son of Alexander AITKEN & Eleanora FORMAN arrived in Victoria in 1854 on the "City of Sydney."

Julia FRANCOME b. ~1838, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, daughter of Edward FRANCOME & Ann HUNT / COOK arrived in Victoria in before 1857 on the "___".

Thomas AIKEN and Julia FRANCOME married in Geelong in 1856 and had 10 children from 1857 to 1881. The hamily appears to have moved to Drumborg, near Heywood in S-W Victoria by 1881 where their last child was born.

Julia died in 1911 and Thomas in 1917, and both were buried in the Heywood cemetery.

Thomas Forman AITKEN & Julia FRANCOME had the following known family:

  1. Annie Eliza AITKEN b. 1857, Steiglitz, Vic., d. 1936, Portland, Vic., m. Adolphus Jaques GROLIMUND ~1856-1938.
  2. Martha AITKEN b. 1858, Creswick, Vic., d. 1940, Werribee, Vic., m. Richard TANKARD 1861-1928.
  3. Alexander AITKEN b. 1861, Bullarook, Vic., d. 1941, St Arnaud, Vic., m. Mary Jane AYLING 1867-1954.
  4. Edward AITKEN b. 1863, Dean, Vic., d. 1921, Heywood, Vic., m. Mary Jane Bennett ROSS ~1862-1912. He was a sawmill operator of Lyons, N-W of Heywood prior to his death at Heywood in 1921. They had the following known family...
    1. Willian Edward AITKEN b. 1887, Heywood, Vic., d. 1946, Portland, Vic., m. Annie MILES 1888-1954
    2. Etherial Annie "Ethel" AITKEN b. 1889, Heywood, Vic., d. 1936, Heywood, Vic., m, James Graham MOORE 1880-1961 and lived at Drumborg, Vic.
    3. Albert Forman "Bertie" AITKEN b. 1891, Portland, Vic, d. 1950, Portland, Vic., m. Beatrice BOND 1891-1970....
      • 1915 : wheelwright of Lyons, N-W of Heywood, Vic.
      • 1915 : enlisted Pte 3752, 21st Battalion, 1st AIF
      • 1916 : embarked Pte 3752, 21st Battalion, 1st AIF, per "Wirilda" from Melbourne
      • 1917 : Pte 3752, 21st Battalion, 1st AIF, France (service as stretcher bearer)
      • 1918 : RTA Pte 3752, 21st Battalion, 1st AIF, from England
      • 1918 : Tree in Greenwald Memorial Avenue
    4. Alice AITKEN b. 1894, Heywood, Vic., d. 1969, ....., m. Benjamin Ernest "Ben" COOK 1891-1958
    5. Norman Ebenezer AITKEN b. 1896, Heywood, Vic, d. 1963, Geelong, Vic., m. 1920 to Ivy Selina CARTER 1895-1990, daughter of Samuel Francis CARTER & Johanna RUNDELL.
      • 1916 : carpenter of Drumborg, N-W of Heywood, Vic.
      • 1916 : enlisted Pte 6951, 14th Battalion, 1st AIF
      • 1916 : embarked Pte 6951, 14th Battalion, 1st AIF, per "Medic" from Melbourne
      • 1917-18 : Pte 6951, 14th Battalion, 1st AIF, Somme, France (service & wounded)
      • 1918 : Tree in Greenwald WW1 Memorial Avenue
      • 1919 : RTA Pte 6951, 14th Battalion, 1st AIF, from England
    6. Allan AITKEN b. 1900, Heywood, Vic., d. 1965, Heywood, Vic, m. Myrtle Victoria BEAVIS 1899-1965
    7. Harol John AITKEN b. 1904, Heywood, Vic., d. 1950, Hamilton, Vic, m. Ida Isabelle McDONALD 1901-1956
    8. Leonard James AITKEN b. 1908, Heywood, Vic., d. 1972, Heywood, Vic, m. Ethel Susan CAMERON 1913- ?

  5. Eleanora AITKEN b. 1865, Daylesford, Vic., d. 1946, Geelong, Vic.
  6. Thomas AITKEN b. 1867, Daylesford, Vic., d. 1945, Hamilton, Vic., m.1 Charlotte Mary BUTT 1872-1913, m.2 Isabella GRIFFITHS.
  7. Elizabeth "Besse" AITKEN b. 1869, Eganstown, Vic., d. 1933, Beverley, WA., m. John HASTINGS....
  8. Alice Maude AITKEN b. 1871, Eganstown, Vic., d. 1937, Camperdown, Vic., m. Alfred Ernest August BELL 1871-1966 [served in WW1].
  9. George AITKEN b. 1875, Leonard's Hill, Daylesford, Vic., d. 1947, Melbourne, Vic., m. Margaret Isabella GRAVES 1874-1942.
  10. Albert Ernest AITKEN b. 1881, Drumborg, Heywood, Vic., d. 1956, Melbourne, Vic., m. Sophie Winifred McNAMARA ~1887-1941.

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