Francis Willis WIDDICOMBE 1836-1895
&
Caroline MARSDEN 1841-1894

England ; Macarthur & Sandford, S-W Victoria, Australia

Francis Willis WIDDICOMBE b. 1836, Exeter, Devon, England son of John WIDDICOMBE and Grace WILLIS was married in 1857 at Belfast (Pt Fairy), Victoria to Caroline MARSDEN, b. 1841, Yorkshire, England, daughter of John MARSDEN and Ann LEES.

John & Grace WIDDICOMBE and 3 children Francis (5), Edmond (4) and Thomas (2) arrived at Port Phillip on the 'Gilmore' in December, 1841.

Francis and Caroline WIDDICOMBE were both buried in the Sandford Cemetery in 1895 and 1894 respectively.

Francis Willis WIDDICOMBE & Caroline MARSDEN had the following known family:

  1. John Thomas WIDDICOMBE b. 1858, Eumeralla Parish, Co Normanby, Vic, Aus, d. 1861.
  2. James Willis WIDDICOMBE b. 1860, Eumeralla Parish, Co Normanby, Vic, Aus, m. Elizabeth MITCHELL
  3. Annie Elizabeth WIDDICOMBE b. 1862, Macarthur, Vic, m. William John HAYES
  4. Francis WIDDICOMBE b. 1863, Goodwood, Vic, m. Ellen Josephine SCOTT
  5. William WIDDICOMBE b. 1866, Penshurst, Vic, m. Margaret Elizabeth SMITH
    • enlisted WW1 25 May 1918, Soldier of Warragul
    • served as WO1 56894, 13th Light Horse Regiment & 8th Battalion, AIF
    • RTA 15 Sep 1918
    • Named on Henty School Honour Roll
  6. Mary Ann WIDDICOMBE b. 1868, Macarthur, Vic, m. Edward James GUEST
  7. Edward WIDDICOMBE b. 1870, Macarthur, Vic, m. Agnes Emily BAWDEN
  8. Florence WIDDICOMBE b. 1872, Macarthur, Vic, d. 1897
  9. Rose Anna WIDDICOMBE b. 1874, Macarthur, Vic, d. 1958
  10. Emily WIDDICOMBE b. 1877, Merino, Vic, m. Nichol McNICOL
  11. Caroline May WIDDICOMBE b. 1881, Merino, Vic, d. 1968

Links to Pioneer Names at...

Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Chetwynd : Dartmoor : Digby : Harrow & Balmoral : Hotspur :

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale


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