2.Samuel Midgley of Hunter's Hill,
Sydney. 23rd April 1814
On list of free settlers and other persons who are to receive grants of land in 1814; at Hunter's Hill (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.14)
1814 Jun 11,13 On lists of settlers to receive Government cattle on credit (Reel 6038, SZ758 p.498; Reel 6044, 4/1730 p.153)
1814 Aug 20 On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 & 9 Jan 1819; listed as Midgelly (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.53) Is this the same Samuel Midgley above?
3. John Midgeley Per "Speke", 1821
12th February 1822. On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.77)
4. John Midgeley 8th September 1821.
Labourer. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.95)
5. John Midgley September 8th 1821
Labourer. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.96)
*John Midgley (Father) born 1800.
*Mary Midgley (Mother) nee Allan
*Sarah Midgley born 1831, died 1893,later m. Richard Skilbeck
*______ Midgley (male)
There are wonderful family photographs2 in the book of the
Midgleys and the Skilbecks commencing 1851 with a photo of Sarah aged 20.
The family photo of 1856 has the father, John Eliza, Edwin (the youngest
son), William (eldest son), Mary (mother), Martha and Sarah and Alfred (second
youngest son). Richard and David are not included in this photograph. There
are individual photos of the Midgleys in the book also along with their English
and Australian homes.
Richard Skilbeck was born in 1838 at Compton, Yorkshire, a few miles from Bardsey. He mentions leaving Kirkby on the 16th February 1858 to prepare for going to Australia, walking from Wetherby to Bardsey, eleven miles. Also he went to Cattale (Cattal) and Kirkhamerton (N.E. of Wetherby) to "fetch mother" walking 24 miles on the 17th February. On the 20th of February 1858 he went to Liverpool and back by train, 150 miles.
On the 2nd of March, Richard walked by Lockwith Kirk and Green Hammerton to Cattale, 7 miles, then returned to Bardsey, 12 miles. He went to Newary then on to Barlow. By "packet" (steamer) to Kelfield, back to Bardsey by rail, 36 miles, and spent his last fortnight visiting Ripon and Studley Park. He left "for a foreign shore" in company with Isaac and Jacob Wormald (of Wormald Industries?) and Toby Briarcliff, taking the train from Leeds to Liverpool. Richard died aged 87 in 1924 so all that walking did him no harm!
Also see Midgley of Wharfedale and Stables-Skilbeck-Midgley connexions
Sarah Midgley's diaries are very detailed also. She was Richard's cousin, she died in 1893 aged 61, Richard went to England 14 years after her death and married his childhood sweetheart Charlotte Stables, bringing her back to Australia when she was 66 years old!
Two sisters of Richard Skilbeck followed him out to Australia, one was Jane Ann Holmes with her husband James Saville Holmes.
Sarah Midgley's brother, William Midgley married Richard Skilbeck's elder sister Mary Ann about 1862. William became the owner of the Koroit flour Mills whilst his brother in law, Richard owned the butter factory. [They knew which side their bread was buttered on!]
They both had other commercial interests in the district and the patriarch, John Midgley, farmed 120 acres of good land called Yangery Grange2.
Click here to download a Zip file of Midgley's and Skilbeck's in Victoria
You will need WINZIP 7.0 or later.
Some of the children of John Hirst Midgley and Mary Margaret (nee Sykes) of Felkirk and Shafton, near Wakefield, West Riding, Yorkshire migrated to Tasmania in the 1870's
*Timothy Sykes Midgley b. 1849 d. 1922. and Thomas Midgley b.1851 d.1936 who migrated to Tasmania on the Great Britain on 25th December 1870.
*John Midgley b. 1860 and Samuel Hawkesworth Midgley who migrated to Tasmania in the Orient on 15th March 1879.
Timothy Sykes Midgley is the forebear of Milnethorpe Midgley of Tasmania, AFC, OAM, a/c, S/LD, 577 RAF SQD.1940-45 Farmer at 'Killah' Riana, Tasmania
If you have any links, please contact Milnethorpe's son, David Midgley at the email address: hitech at netspace.net.au
Click here for more detail on the Midgleys of Tasmania from Shafton and Felkirk in West Yorkshire
Midgley the fisherman and the Midgley fishes!
One species of fish is definitely not large but it could become an aquarium novelty. The other is commonly eaten!
of New South Wales
Download a zipped file of Midgley Births Deaths and Marriages for NSW2.
You will need WINZIP 7.0 or later
Also see Arthur
Midgley who was an early immigrant to N.S.W. [Van Dieman's Land]
Also see an Australian Diversion- Midgley's of Wollongong, N.S.W.
Midgley married John Morris Kelso in London, England.
Their son Charles married a French vigneron's daughter [Agathe
Josephine Elodie Boucherie-Papineau]. The family migrated to Australia
to join the Frere family and start a wine business in Victoria.
Contact: Peter & Bronwyn Edmonds
If you have an outline of your emigre you would like to include or you have your own page to link to let me know by email.
14. Thomas William Midgley migrated with his wife Amelia Jane Moore Taylor and two younger children, Fred and Annie, to Australia in late 1919 on the Bultana, arriving Melbourne 2nd Feb 1920. After their arrival he and son Fred worked in a galvanising works. Prior to migration who was b. 1864 at Swinton S. Yorks is described as: 1881 - Colliery labourer at 16 years old, 1891 - Blacksmith, 11898 - Wagon repairer, 1911 Labourer. He worked at the No. 1 Colliery Sheffield and later Swinton Colliery.During WW 1 he also worked in a munitions factory. [Cammell Laird]
Children of Joshua Midgley [b. abt 9th Sept. 1804 Crigglestone/Sandal Magna, d. aft 1871] and Jane Rogerson all christened at Royston, South Yorkshire:-
George Ch. 8th June 1828
Joseph Ch. 25th April 1830
Eli Ch. 12th Feb 1833, d. 22 Feb 1898. Eli married Mary Lee of Balby, Yorkshire who led to a family in Victoria, Australia.
Thomas Ch. 10 Feb 1846
Sarah Ch.10th June 1838
William Ch. 2nd August 1840. He married Sara A.___________ of Barnsley.
Also see http://midgleywebpages.com/barnsley.html
A Gedcom file for this family can be found at http://midgleywebpages.com/midgedcom.html or directly downloaded as a zip file at http://middgleywebpages.com/midgcriggle.zip You will need Gedcom compliant family tree software to view it.
Further information can be found in the book In Search of the 'Lost' Shamrock, by Vaughan Duggan Ch. 3, 2010.
Contact: Vaughan Duggan regarding this publication and any further information regarding this branch of the Midgley name.
Genealogy in NZ and Australia
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Military Histoncal Society of Australia
Genealogy Society of Canberra
Society of Australian Genealogists
These are sites where people have located specific passenger lists for some of the early arrivals and share the names they have found.
AUSNZ passenger lists
Australasian passenger lists
Passengers on the Lord Delaval
All links checked 21 Jan 2006
There are more at Midgley Genesite