James KILBY 1826-1892
Susan HAZELL c832-1904

England; Branxholme, Victoria; Butcher of Casterton (1882), Victoria

James KILBY 1826-1892, b. Hertfordshire, England, son of Joseph KILBY & Sarah MARLOW was married in London to Susan HAZELL 1832-1904, b. Surry, England daughter of John HAZELL and Ann HOUSE.

James and Susan KILBY appear to have arrived in Melbourne in Feb 1854 on the ship "Delta" which left London, England in Nov 1853. The following KILBYs were listed on the passenger list - Jno KILBY (49), Daniel KILBY (35), James KILBY (32), Susan KILBY (29), William KILBY (13), James KILBY (10). Daniel KILBY who died at Branxholme in 1891 appears to be an older brother of James KILBY.

There is another interesting KILBY passenger record for a group depating Melbourne for New Zealand on the "Thomas Worthington" on 20 July 1854 with passengers including; Daniel Kilby (33), Mrs Kilby (31), James Kilby Snr (37), James Kilby Jnr (8).

James & Susan KILBY were in Melbourne and Branxholme where 10 children were born from 1854 to 1875 prior to having the butcher shop in Casterton in 1882. A number of these children later moved north from Branxholme, Victoria to NSW. James KILBY appears to have died at Dubbo , NSW in 1892 and his widow died at Branxholme, Victoria in 1904.

James KILBY appears to be the James KILBY, butcher in the 1882 Commercial Sector Plan of Henty Street, Casterton.

A number of branches of this family appear to have moved north to New South Wales.

James KILBY & Susan HAZELL had the following known family:

  1. Susan KILBY 1854-1947, b. Melbourne, Victoria; d. Hamilton, Victoria; m. 1881 to Thomas Brown CRUICKSHANK 1857-1940.
  2. Daniel KILBY 1856-1940, b. Hamilton, Victoria; d. Sydney, NSW; m.1 1881 to Maria RULE 1863-1917, b. Hotspur, Victoria to Henry RULE and Jane McMAHON; d. Dubbo, NSW; m.2 1918 to Ida May MEERS 1885-1970, b. Dubbo, NSW to James MEERS and Sarah Jane CAMPBELL; d. Wellington, NSW.
  3. Annie KILBY 1859-1974, b. and d. Branxholme, Victoria.
  4. Sarah KILBY 1861-1915, b. Branxholme, Victoria; d. Sydney, NSW; m.1 1885 Alfred Henry FOSTER 1860-1891, b. Hotspur, Victoria; d. Branxholme, Victoria; m.2 to Myles Allan IMRAY ...
  5. James KILBY 1863-1869, b. and d. Branxholme, Victoria
  6. Henry KILBY b. ca 1865, Branxholme, Vic, m. Margaret KINGHORN / SUTTIE
  7. George KILBY b. 1868, Branxholme, Vic, d. 1874
  8. Frederick KILBY b. 1870, Branxholme, Vic, d. 1895, NSW
  9. Charles KILBY b. 1873, Branxholme, Vic, m. Charlotte Catherine THOMPSON
  10. George Edwin KILBY b. 1875, Branxholme, Vic, d. NSW

Looking for any additional information or clarification on the structure and location of this KILBY family.

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