Lewis, James

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Descendants of :

James LEWIS

Generation 1

1. James LEWIS was born 03 Oct 1813 in Solva, Pembrokeshire, South Wales and died 14 Apr 1891 in Balaklava, SA. He married Eliza Margaret Hutton BRISTOW 15 May 1841 in Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide. She was born 1824 in England and died 05 Jul 1906 in Balaklava, SA, daughter of Robert BRISTOW and Janet MARSHALL.

Other events in the life of James LEWIS

Immigration: 20 Jun 1838, Rapid

Residence: 1841, Marino, then Richmond House, Balaklava, SA

Burial: 16 Apr 1891, Lot 70, Balaklava Cemetery, SA

Children of James LEWIS and Eliza Margaret Hutton BRISTOW:

i. 2. Jane (Eliza) LEWIS was born ABT 1842 and died 19 Mar 1908 in Second Valley, SA

ii. 3. John LEWIS was born 12 Feb 1844 in Brighton, SA and died 25 Aug 1923 in Glen Osmond, SA

iii. 4. Sarah LEWIS was born 10 Oct 1846 in Adelaide, SA and died 05 Jun 1926 in Glenelg

iv. George Robert LEWIS was born 20 Apr 1849 in Thebarton, Adelaide, SA and died 1849 in Adelaide, SA

v. 5. James LEWIS was born 16 Nov 1850 in Thebarton, SA and died 14 Dec 1927 in Marryatville, SA

vi. 6. Eleanor LEWIS was born 14 Nov 1853 and died 30 Oct 1943 in Melbourne, Victoria

vii. 7. Mary LEWIS was born 06 Dec 1855 and died 11 Apr 1950 in Croydon, SA

viii. Martha (Pattie) LEWIS was born 01 Apr 1857 and died 17 Oct 1913 in Balaklava, SA

ix. Thomas LEWIS was born 07 Aug 1858 and died BEF 1906

x. 8. Philip LEWIS was born 20 Apr 1860 and died 10 Oct 1945 in Adelaide, SA

xi. Stephen LEWIS was born 22 Apr 1862 and died 15 Jul 1933

xii. Lillian LEWIS was born 04 Dec 1863 and died 18 Jul 1946 in Balaklava, SA

xiii. Henry Francis (Harry) LEWIS was born 04 Apr 1867 and died 13 Jan 1937 in Adelaide, SA

Generation 2

2. Jane (Eliza) LEWIS was born ABT 1842 and died 19 Mar 1908 in Second Valley, SA. She married Samuel Rowe SHILLABEER 01 Jan 1866 in Wesleyan Chapel, Nth Adelaide, SA. He was born 1838 and died 18 Apr 1882 in Adelaide, son of Andrew SHILLABEER and Sophia DOWN.

Other events in the life of Jane (Eliza) LEWIS

Burial: 21 Mar 1908, Islington Cemetery, SA

3. John LEWIS was born 12 Feb 1844 in Brighton, SA and died 25 Aug 1923 in Glen Osmond, SA. He married Martha Anne BROOK 18 Sep 1876 in res. S J Way Nth Adelaide. She was born ABT 1847 and died 03 Jul 1894 in Kooringa, SA. He married Florence Margaret MORTLOCK 05 Jul 1907 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 16 Jun 1856 in Sturt, SA and died 23 Feb 1941 in North Adelaide, SA, daughter of William Ranson MORTLOCK and Margaret TENNANT.

Other events in the life of John LEWIS

Burial: Burra cemetery, SA

Children of John LEWIS and Martha Anne BROOK:

i. James Brook LEWIS was born 11 Aug 1877 in Kooringa, SA and died 22 Sep 1966 in Walkerville, SA

ii. 9. Gilbert LEWIS was born 11 Apr 1879 in Kooringa, SA and died 1974 in Perth, WA

iii. 10. Essington LEWIS was born 13 Jan 1881 in Kooringa, SA and died 02 Oct 1961 in `Landscape` Tallarook, Victoria

iv. Eleanor Mary LEWIS was born 02 Jun 1882 in Kooringa, SA

v. 11. Jane Florence LEWIS was born 17 Mar 1884 in Kooringa, SA and died 24 Aug 1970 in Clare, SA

vi. 12. Lancelot Ashley LEWIS was born 25 Sep 1885 in Kooringa, SA and died 13 Jun 1938 in Glen Osmond, SA

4. Sarah LEWIS was born 10 Oct 1846 in Adelaide, SA and died 05 Jun 1926 in Glenelg. She married Henry DAW 26 Jul 1865 in St Marys Church, St Marys, Adelaide, SA. He was born 13 Oct 1839 in Portabello Farm, Adelaide and died 12 Jul 1922 in New Glenelg, son of John Wickham DAW and Ellen Orianna COMPSON.

Children of Sarah LEWIS and Henry DAW:

i. 13. Arthur Henry DAW was born 30 May 1869 in St Marys, SA and died 11 Jan 1936 in Northfield, SA

5. James LEWIS was born 16 Nov 1850 in Thebarton, SA and died 14 Dec 1927 in Marryatville, SA. He married Annie Mary PEARSON 28 Feb 1876 in St Patricks, West Tce, Adelaide, SA. She was born ABT 1854 and died 31 May 1913 in WA, daughter of John PEARSON and Margaret PEARSON - m.

Other events in the life of James LEWIS

Burial: , West Terrace Cemetery

Residence: 1876, Minlacowie, Yorke Peninsula, SA

Children of James LEWIS and Annie Mary PEARSON:

i. Eleanor LEWIS was born 12 Jun 1877 in Yorkes Peninsula, SA

ii. 14. Margaret Lillyan LEWIS was born 18 Aug 1879 in Brentwood, SA and died 1952 in Coolgardie, WA

iii. 15. James Walter LEWIS was born 06 Sep 1880 in Minlacowie, SA and died 1973 in Perth, WA

iv. 16. Annie LEWIS was born 08 Jul 1882 in Brentwood, SA

v. John Percival LEWIS was born 31 May 1884 in Minlacowie, SA and died 07 Aug 1915 in Dardanelles,Turkey

vi. Charles Stephen LEWIS was born 02 May 1885 in Brentwood, SA and died 14 Aug 1916 in Boulogne, France

vii. 17. Lydia LEWIS was born 05 Oct 1886 in Brentwood, SA and died 1953 in WA

viii. Philip Raymond LEWIS was born 18 Feb 1888 in Minlacowie, SA and died 02 May 1888 in Minlacowie, SA

ix. Archie Gordon LEWIS was born 13 Jan 1890 in Brentwood, SA and died 01 Sep 1916 in France

x. Ernest Raymond LEWIS was born 03 Jul 1891 in Minlacowie, SA and died 26 Jul 1891 in Minlacowie, SA

6. Eleanor LEWIS was born 14 Nov 1853 and died 30 Oct 1943 in Melbourne, Victoria. She married James Robert McCLEERY 08 May 1886 in Christ Church, Balaklava, SA. He was born ABT 1861 and died 1945 in Brighton, Victoria, son of Alexander McCLEERY.

Other events in the life of Eleanor LEWIS

Probate: 13 Dec 1943, Victoria

7. Mary LEWIS was born 06 Dec 1855 and died 11 Apr 1950 in Croydon, SA. She married James Matthew RUDDOCK 12 Sep 1877 in Flinders Street Baptist Church, Adelaide. He was born 19 Oct 1851 in Hilton, SA and died 22 Mar 1931 in Hilton, SA.

Children of Mary LEWIS and James Matthew RUDDOCK:

i. John Wilfred RUDDOCK was born 12 Mar 1879 in Woodville, SA

ii. Gordon James RUDDOCK was born 21 Dec 1880 in Woodville, SA and died 29 Nov 1894 in Hilton, SA

iii. Georgina Martha RUDDOCK was born 09 Aug 1882 in Hilton, SA and died 29 Apr 1901 in Adelaide, SA

iv. 18. Philip Granville RUDDOCK was born 12 Feb 1884 in Hilton, SA and died 24 Jul 1958 in Riverton, SA

v. Blanche Eleanor RUDDOCK was born 28 Dec 1885 in Hilton, SA and died 01 Dec 1912 in Hilton, SA

vi. Lillian Elizabeth RUDDOCK was born 23 Nov 1888 in Hilton, SA and died 10 Feb 1902 in Adelaide, SA

vii. Stephen Albion RUDDOCK was born 02 Dec 1890 in Hilton, SA and died 30 Jun 1958 in Adelaide, SA

viii. 19. Sara Margaret Jane RUDDOCK was born 25 Jun 1896 in Hilton, SA and died 24 Mar 1994

8. Philip LEWIS was born 20 Apr 1860 and died 10 Oct 1945 in Adelaide, SA. He married Mary HOLDER 26 Dec 1901 in Christ Church, Balaklava, SA. She was born 18 Mar 1867 in Leasingham, SA and died 09 Feb 1947 in Eastwood, SA, daughter of James HOLDER and Elizabeth SINCLAIR.

Generation 3

9. Gilbert LEWIS was born 11 Apr 1879 in Kooringa, SA and died 1974 in Perth, WA. He married Jessie Helen May LESLIE 14 Sep 1906 in Kingskerswell, Devon, UK.

10. Essington LEWIS was born 13 Jan 1881 in Kooringa, SA and died 02 Oct 1961 in Landscape Tallarook, Victoria. He married Gladys Rosalind COWAN 12 Apr 1910 in Burnside, SA. She was born 24 Jan 1890 in Burnside, SA and died 06 Jul 1954 in South Yarra, Victoria, daughter of James COWAN and Sarah Ann WARREN.

Children of Essington LEWIS and Gladys Rosalind COWAN:

i. 20. James Essington LEWIS was born 13 Jan 1911 in Port Pirie South, SA and died 1973 in Newcastle, NSW

ii. David Warren LEWIS was born 28 Oct 1916 in Malvern, Victoria and died 1921 in Victoria

iii. 21. Robert Brook LEWIS was born 1918 in Malvern, Victoria and died 26 May 2009 in Adelaide, SA

iv. Helen LEWIS was born 01 May 1922 in Malvern, Victoria

v. Mary LEWIS was born 23 Nov 1923 in Malvern, Victoria

vi. Jane LEWIS

11. Jane Florence LEWIS was born 17 Mar 1884 in Kooringa, SA and died 24 Aug 1970 in Clare, SA. She married Alexander John MELROSE 01 Mar 1913 in Hackney, SA. He was born 18 Mar 1889 in Burra, SA and died 06 Sep 1962 in College Park, SA.

Other events in the life of Jane Florence LEWIS

Burial: Burra Cemetery

Children of Jane Florence LEWIS and Alexander John MELROSE:

i. Yvonne Ashley MELROSE was born 24 Feb 1915 in Kooringa, SA

ii. 22. Eleanor Emily Brook (Poss) MELROSE was born 14 Mar 1917 in Mintaro, SA and died 29 Oct 2004 in Encounter Bay, SA

iii. John Lewis MELROSE was born 23 Apr 1924 in North Adelaide, SA

12. Lancelot Ashley LEWIS was born 25 Sep 1885 in Kooringa, SA and died 13 Jun 1938 in Glen Osmond, SA. He married Grace Margaret (Greta) LAIDLAW 12 Apr 1921 in Scots Church Melbourne, Vic. She was born 02 Feb 1892 in Hamilton, Victoria and died 23 May 1968 in Glen Osmond, SA.

Children of Lancelot Ashley LEWIS and Grace Margaret (Greta) LAIDLAW:

i. Thomas Lancelot LEWIS was born 23 Jan 1922 in Adelaide, SA and died 25 Apr 2016 in Moss Vale, NSW

ii. 23. Margaret Ann Laidlaw LEWIS was born 24 Dec 1923 in Adelaide, SA and died 25 Jul 2015 in Port Kennedy. WA

13. Arthur Henry DAW was born 30 May 1869 in St Marys, SA and died 11 Jan 1936 in Northfield, SA. He married Clarice Myrtle WILLSON 1927 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 18 Dec 1886 in American Beach, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 23 Apr 1974 in SA, daughter of Charles Danford WILLSON and Frances Zuleime SEALY.

Other events in the life of Arthur Henry DAW

Burial: St Judes Brighton, SA

14. Margaret Lillyan LEWIS was born 18 Aug 1879 in Brentwood, SA and died 1952 in Coolgardie, WA. She married John SHARPE 1902 in Norseman, WA.

Children of Margaret Lillyan LEWIS and John SHARPE:

i. William Johnston SHARPE was born 1903 in Norseman, WA

ii. Clifford SHARPE was born 1905 in Norseman, WA

15. James Walter LEWIS was born 06 Sep 1880 in Minlacowie, SA and died 1973 in Perth, WA. He married Eliza J. VARKER 1908 in Boulder, WA.

Other events in the life of James Walter LEWIS

Military: 6289 16th and 32nd Batt

16. Annie LEWIS was born 08 Jul 1882 in Brentwood, SA. She married Edward WALKER 1906 in Coolgardie, WA.

Children of Annie LEWIS and Edward WALKER:

i. Edward Norman WALKER died 05 Jan 2014 in WA

17. Lydia LEWIS was born 05 Oct 1886 in Brentwood, SA and died 1953 in WA. She married Oliver J. FOOTE 1912 in WA.

18. Philip Granville RUDDOCK was born 12 Feb 1884 in Hilton, SA and died 24 Jul 1958 in Riverton, SA. He married Lilly PRIDHAM 26 Aug 1905 in Paskerville, SA. She died 05 Jan 1964 in Riverton, SA.

Children of Philip Granville RUDDOCK and Lilly PRIDHAM:

i. 24. Henry James (Harry) RUDDOCK was born 08 Sep 1905 in Paskeville, SA and died 28 Jun 1985

ii. 25. Phillip Stephen John RUDDOCK was born 20 Jan 1909 in Nr Coonalpyn, SA and died 01 Dec 1991

iii. Lewis Raymond (Leo) RUDDOCK was born 18 May 1910 in 104 Mile Camp, SA and died 21 Aug 1984

iv. Francis Granville RUDDOCK was born 02 Oct 1911 in Mount Barker, SA and died 18 Jun 1983

v. Lily Lorene RUDDOCK was born 02 Aug 1913 in Mount Barker, SA

vi. Mary RUDDOCK was born 13 Jan 1916 in Hilton, SA

vii. Gwenneth Margaret RUDDOCK was born 18 May 1917 in Rose Park, SA and died 14 Feb 1918 in Peterborough, SA

viii. Verna Anzac RUDDOCK was born 24 Dec 1918 in Olary, SA

ix. Betty Mildred RUDDOCK was born 22 Jun 1920 in Rose Park, SA

x. 26. Mavis Alice RUDDOCK was born 30 Jan 1923 in Olary, SA and died 20 Aug 2005

xi. Lancelot Wilfred RUDDOCK was born ...in Olary, SA

xii. Eva Patricia RUDDOCK was born 17 Nov 1927 in Olary, SA and died 10 Oct 2006

19. Sara Margaret Jane RUDDOCK was born 25 Jun 1896 in Hilton, SA and died 24 Mar 1994. She married Andrew John POTTER 25 Jun 1919 in Adelaide, SA. He was born 15 Oct 1883 in Caltowie, SA and died 02 Apr 1968 in Hackney, SA.

Children of Sara Margaret Jane RUDDOCK and Andrew John POTTER:

i. Albion James Radford POTTER was born 19 Sep 1921 in Hemington, SA and died 27 May 2008

Generation 4

20. James Essington LEWIS was born 13 Jan 1911 in Port Pirie South, SA and died 1973 in Newcastle, NSW. He married Mary Barbara HEWIT 1942 in NSW.

Other events in the life of James Essington LEWIS

Military: Captain

Children of James Essington LEWIS and Mary Barbara HEWIT:

i. Unknown female LEWIS was born ... in Sydney, NSW

ii. Unknown male LEWIS was born ... in Newcastle, NSW

iii. Claire Francis LEWIS was born ... in Waratah, NSW

21. Robert Brook LEWIS was born ABT 1919 and died 26 May 2009 in Adelaide, SA. He married Pauline Elizabeth (Betty) PRICE BEF 1944. She was born 30 Dec 1917 in Walkerville, SA and died 05 Mar 2012.

Other events in the life of Robert Brook LEWIS

Occupation: BET 1957 & 1970, Academic

Title: 1989, AO

22. Eleanor Emily Brook (Poss) MELROSE was born 14 Mar 1917 in Mintaro, SA and died 29 Oct 2004 in Encounter Bay, SA. She married Richard Stanley Carstairs (Dick) RYMILL 25 Nov 1939 in Benacre, Glen Osmond, SA. He was born 12 Sep 1917 in Somerton, SA and died 15 Jul 1997 in Adelaide, SA.

23. Margaret Ann Laidlaw LEWIS was born 24 Dec 1923 in Adelaide, SA and died 25 Jul 2015 in Port Kennedy, WA. She married John SANDS 1944.

Other events in the life of Margaret Ann Laidlaw LEWIS

Title: 1992, OAM

Children of Margaret Ann Laidlaw LEWIS and John SANDS:

i. Richard SANDS

ii. David SANDS

iii. Brook SANDS was born 1954 and died 1984

24. Henry James (Harry) RUDDOCK was born 08 Sep 1905 in Paskeville, SA and died 28 Jun 1985. He married Laurel Joyce BLOWES 19 Mar 1936 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 12 Jul 1915 in Saddleworth, SA and died 07 Sep 1998.

25. Phillip Stephen John RUDDOCK was born 20 Jan 1909 in Nr Coonalpyn, SA and died 01 Dec 1991. He married Mary Vera ROBERTS 16 May 1931 in Glandore, SA. She was born 1898 in Brighton, Victoria and died 26 Jun 1973.

26. Mavis Alice RUDDOCK was born 30 Jan 1923 in Olary, SA and died 20 Aug 2005. She married Roy Dennis WING 30 Mar 1946 in Adelaide, SA. He was born 07 Jun 1925 in West Hindmarsh, SA and died 16 Mar 2010.


Last updated: 17 May 2021

About LEWIS, James

1844 - one of the party of the Captain Sturt expedition through the Barrier andthe Cooper.

Obituary: http://saobits.gravesecrets.net/l.html

Eliza Margaret Hutton Bristow was married to James Lewis on 15th May, 1841 by Rev. Chas. B. Howard the Colonial Chaplain. James was a member of the survey team under Colonel Light and a companion of Charles Sturt in his exploration of Central Australia from 1844 to 1846. While he was away with Sturt, Eliza successfully sought aid and support from the Chief Secretary. They had 4 children born in South Australia between 1842 and 1849. Their eldest son John born at Brighton on 12th February, 1844 became an explorer, pastoralist, and legislator. He was a Member of the Legislative Council for 25 years. John’s home Benacre still stands at Lewis Ave., Glen Osmond. One of John’s children was Essington born in 1881 who became chief general manager of BHP and director-general of Munitions and Aircraft Production during World War 2.

James died at Balaklava on 14th April, 1891. He was 79 years of age. His obituary is in the Register of 16th April.

Eliza died at Balaklava on 5th July, 1906 in her 82nd year.

- http://www.ozburials.com/CemsSA/Families/bristow.htm

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Reported to have attended the banquet given by Mr. E. Solomon at Adelaide Town Hall on December 28, 1871, for all colonists who arrived before 1841.

Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), Thursday 17 November 1910, page 9 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5210571

Obituary

Mr. James Lewis, a pioneer died on Tuesday afternoon at his residence, Richmond House, on the Wakefield River, and will be buried at Balaklava today. The late gentleman had been very unwell for some months past.

Mr. Lewis was born in the city of St. Davis [David's ? - ed.], Pembrokeshire, South Wales and was the third son of Mr. Thomas Lewis of Lewis Brothers, clock [cloth?] manufacturers, of that town. As a young man he followed a seafaring life and came to this colony by the Rapid, brig, in the year 1838.

On his arrival he joined the Survey Department and served under Colonel Light, then Surveyor-General for three years, and assisted in the survey of Districts A and B, from South Terrace to Mount Terrible.

In the year 1841 he went in the cutter St. Vincent on a sealing expedition. The cutter was blown out to sea, leaving Mr. Lewis and four comrades on a reef, where they remained for six weeks, subsisting on limpets.

In 1842 he went out with Lieutenant Frome from Adelaide on a trip north to Blackrock Hill, Mount Remarkable and back by Clare.

The deceased was one of Captain Sturt’s party on his celebrated trip through the Barrier and Cooper, and on his return was engaged as a carrier on the Port-road before the railway days.

In 1851 he went overland to the Victorian diggings with teams, returning to South Australia in 1852. After this he continued farming at Richmond until 1881, and then went north and remained there until the time of his death.

He leaves a wife, and a grown up family of five sons and six daughters.

Adelaide Observer 18 Apr 1891 p 29 col c