Rosemarie Gant

Eustace Hooper

Eustace Hooper

Eustace Hooper was a Land Agent’s Clerk working for Matthew Gray at Chrishall Grange estate when he enrolled for military service in November of 1915. He was called forward for service in April of 1916 and commissioned the following March. He was killed at the battle...

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Charles Healey

Charles Healey

Charles Healey was a gamekeeper who had worked at Chrishall Grange. He was married to Laura and they had three children, Warren, Noreen and Mildred. He enlisted at Saffron Walden and was a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He was posted as Killed in Action on...

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The Warren and Eliza Griggs

With many thanks to Denise from Australia who has been so inspired by the Exodus exhibition that she has been doing some research of her own! A little bit of history of Marrickville where Eliza Griggs (nee Woods) and her husband lived, late 1890’s It seems that many...

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George and Mary Pitches

George and Mary Pitches

(Photos kindly loaned by Maree Harris, Australia) George Pitches was born in Chrishall in 1837, the son of James and Mary Pitches (nee Kemp). James was the Innkeeper of the Red Cow. George married Ellen (nee Manning) in 1858 and emigrated to Australia the same year,...

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Joseph and Mary Pitches

Joseph and Mary Pitches

Among the first families to leave the village, Joseph and Mary Pitches arrived in Melbourne on 7th January 1849. According to Mrs Richardson’s research for the history of the chapel they lived at Camps Cottage in Broad Green. They opened their house for church...

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The Cane Family

Joseph and Ann Cane are listed on the 1841 census both aged 35. Joseph was a farmer and they had 8 children at the time of the 1841 census. However several of these children were destined to end up in Australia. The Cane exodus to Australia really started with their...

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Exodus childrens activities

Exodus childrens activities

(These links all open in a new window) Have a go at making this pop up galleon "We can have free passage": activities from an Australia Digital Classroom "Migration to Australia in the 1800s" more digital classroom activites from the State Library of New South Wales...

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Corby Family

Corby Family

The Chrishall Archive Group receives correspondence from time to time from the descendants of people who emigrated from Chrishall and last year David Corby in Australia emailed with information about his family history. His great-grandfather, William Corby was born in...

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Exodus – the Ships

Exodus – the Ships

These are the ships that we know took Chrishall people on their way to their new life in Australia. A 'Bark' or 'Barque' was a ship with at least three masts. ConstantThe Constant was a 535 tonne Bark built in Durham in 1843, initially as a convict ship. She made four...

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The Woods Family

The Woods family information is a little scattered but I hope by recording what we have here we might be able to pull it together. There is no doubt about their religion however. The first report I have is from an article written by Margaret Richardson and published...

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