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:
- Annie Eliza AITKEN b. 1857, Steiglitz, Vic., d. 1936, Portland, Vic., m. Adolphus Jaques GROLIMUND ~1856-1938.
- Martha AITKEN b. 1858, Creswick, Vic., d. 1940, Werribee, Vic., m. Richard TANKARD 1861-1928.
- Alexander AITKEN b. 1861, Bullarook, Vic., d. 1941, St Arnaud, Vic., m. Mary Jane AYLING 1867-1954.
- 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...
- Willian Edward AITKEN b. 1887, Heywood, Vic., d. 1946, Portland, Vic., m. Annie MILES 1888-1954
- Etherial Annie "Ethel" AITKEN b. 1889, Heywood, Vic., d. 1936, Heywood, Vic., m, James Graham MOORE 1880-1961 and lived at Drumborg, Vic.
- 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
- Alice AITKEN b. 1894, Heywood, Vic., d. 1969, ....., m. Benjamin Ernest "Ben" COOK 1891-1958
- 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
- Allan AITKEN b. 1900, Heywood, Vic., d. 1965, Heywood, Vic, m. Myrtle Victoria BEAVIS 1899-1965
- Harol John AITKEN b. 1904, Heywood, Vic., d. 1950, Hamilton, Vic, m. Ida Isabelle McDONALD 1901-1956
- Leonard James AITKEN b. 1908, Heywood, Vic., d. 1972, Heywood, Vic, m. Ethel Susan CAMERON 1913- ?
- Eleanora AITKEN b. 1865, Daylesford, Vic., d. 1946, Geelong, Vic.
- Thomas AITKEN b. 1867, Daylesford, Vic., d. 1945, Hamilton, Vic., m.1 Charlotte Mary BUTT 1872-1913, m.2 Isabella GRIFFITHS.
- Elizabeth "Besse" AITKEN b. 1869, Eganstown, Vic., d. 1933, Beverley, WA., m. John HASTINGS....
- Alice Maude AITKEN b. 1871, Eganstown, Vic., d. 1937, Camperdown, Vic., m. Alfred Ernest August BELL 1871-1966 [served in WW1].
- George AITKEN b. 1875, Leonard's Hill, Daylesford, Vic., d. 1947, Melbourne, Vic., m. Margaret Isabella GRAVES 1874-1942.
- Albert Ernest AITKEN b. 1881, Drumborg, Heywood, Vic., d. 1956, Melbourne, Vic., m. Sophie Winifred McNAMARA ~1887-1941.