Thomas Mellen[1, 2]

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  • Name Thomas Mellen 
    Christened 1 Nov 1829  St. Austell, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  St. Austell, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    England 

    • Thomas is living at Western Bosworth with his mother Fanny and is listed as 14 years old. (but this is a transcription error as hs is was only 11years old), Also living in the home are his siblings Jane, James, Caroline, Elizabeth, Emma and William.
    Census 1851  St. Austell, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    England 

    • Thomas is living with his mother Fanny and his step father James Cocking at Broy's Place. Thomas is now 21 years old and is working as a copper miner. Also living with Thomas are his siblings Emma and William. (Thomas is not James' son in laws as recorded in the census-- rather he is a step son !)
    Immigration 19 Feb 1855  Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from St. Austelle, Cornwall, England 

    • Thomas was on board the ship "The Nile" that left England through Plymouth. Thomas arrived with his wife Jane and two children, William age 2 and a baby Mary.

      Also emigrating with Thomas and his family was his sister Emma and her husband Joshua and his sister Elizabeth (and Elizabeth's family.)

      The Nile was a 763 ton ship. It was the fifth ship that year to land in Port Adelaide form England. The Nile left Plymouth on the 11â➇Ⲏthâ➇⥠ of November 1854 and arrived in Port Adelaide, South Australia, on the 18â➇Ⲏthâ➇⥠ of February 1855 with 312 Immigrants.Two deaths and eight births took place before disembarkation. In consequence of some complaints regarding the proper issue of stores, the Immigration Board assembled to investigate the matter. It appeared to the Board that certain irregularities had existed for a considerable time at sea, but the immigrants had not made their complaints known to the proper quarter to obtain redress at the time, the surgeon superintendent and master of the ship being in ignorance for some time that such irregularities existed; but when made aware of the evils, they were immediately rectified. The Board considered that, had the surgeon superintendent maintained proper supervision, such irregularities would have been discovered by him at an earlierperiod. A complaintwas made by a woman who lost her child at sea, that this child had been neglected by the surgeon superintendent. The Board found that no entry had been made in the medical journal of either the sickness or the treatment of this child.The Board, from theevidence produced at this investigation and also from personal observation of the conduct of the surgeon superintendent while he remained at Port Adelaide, were of the opinion that he was quite an unfit person to be again entrusted withthe charge of immigrants, and that the certificate for return passage should be withheld. His Excellency The Officer Administrating the Government was pleased to approve of the recommendation of The Board. The ship arrived in a dirty state between decks. It is astonishing thatvery little sickness prevailed during the voyage, only one death having occurred at sea and the other taking place while the ship lay in Port Adelaide. The Cause of death was a sudden attack of croup.
    Buried 27 Nov 1899  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I104054  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2017 

    Father Thomas Mellen
              b. Abt 1797
              bur. 13 Oct 1839  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Frances Phillips
              c. 23 Apr 1797, St. Austell, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt Mar 1874, Helston, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 18 Apr 1819  St. Austell, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Trescororick
              d. 26 Jan 1856, Burra, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Apr 1852  St. Austell, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Thomas Mellen (r? age, bachelor, miner of Charlestown) weds by banns Jane Trescororick (full age, spinster of St. Austell) Groom's father: Thomas Mellen, miner Bride's father: blank Witnesses: James Mellen and William Mellen (brothers of the groom?)
    Children 
     1. William Alfred Mellen
              b. 24 Jul 1852, St. Austell, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Nov 1893, Lucknow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [Birth]
     2. Mary Emma Mellen
              b. Abt Mar 1854, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Apr 1942, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)  [Birth]
     3. Jane Mellen
              b. 23 Jan 1856, Burra, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F30500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Jane Collins
              b. Abt 1832
              d. 30 Oct 1899, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1856  Burra, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Thomas Mellen
              b. 11 Feb 1858
              d. 7 Apr 1858  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     2. Sophia Mellen
              b. 19 Jun 1859, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Jun 1859, Burra, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary Jane Mellen
              b. 23 Oct 1860, Burra, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     4. Rosina Mellen
              b. 21 Mar 1864, Kooringa, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Feb 1950, Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     5. Fanny Cocking Mellen
              b. 17 May 1865, Moonta, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1941  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     6. Sophia Jane Mellen
              b. 21 Sep 1866, Moonta, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1933  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
     7. Thomas Mellen
              b. 9 Jun 1868, Kadina, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1868, Burra, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Elizabeth Catherine Mellen
              b. 9 Jun 1868, Kadina, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Jun 1941, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     9. Jurussa Mellen
              b. 25 Nov 1869, Kadina, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F30279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • NOTE: _CRE
      DATE 30 MAY 2012
      TIME 06:57:52
      DATE 30 MAY 2012
      TIME 06:57:52
      DATE 30 MAY 2012
      TIME 06:57:52

  • Sources 
    1. [S9975] Genealogical Research of Caroline (Evans) Spiteri, Spiteri, Caroline. Supplied by compiler Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

    2. [S9973] Mike Powell, Powell, Mike, > (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S10039] Cornwall On Line Parish Clerks, Church of England - Cornwall, ((http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/)), accessed 31 Oct 2009), baptism of Thomas Mellen; St. Austell parish baptismal records. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S10051] St. Austell Parish Genealogy, Church of England Parish Registers, ((http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~staustell/Data/Marr/Trev%20Mar%20Index.htm : OCt 16, 2009)), accessed 11 Apr 2010), Marriage of Thomas MEllen and Jane TRESCORORICK; Holy Trinity marriage records. (Reliability: 3).