and James Truelove of Newport Paginall, Buckinghamshire arrived
in Victoria in 1853 on the sailing ship Athlone. They were
bakers. They lived in Melbourne for some time before moving to the
goldfields at Sandhurst Victoria (BENDIGO). Henry married Anna (Ann)
(Annie) Hughes in 1856 at Sandhurst. James married Catherine Hughes
in 1860 at Sandhurst. It appears the girls were not sisters as Catherine
came out with her family in 1844 as a child aged 12. Ann is not
listed as a sister.
Henry had 6 living children and James had one. They moved interstate
to NSW in the late 1870s. Henry had a brief sojourn to Graytown,
a new gold rush 50kms (30 miles) east of Sandhurst, where a son James
was born and died. His sister Ellen is also buried there. Henry and
family then returned to Sandhurst as noted in the birth notices of later
children. The last child born in Victoria of Henry and Ann was Federick
James in 1874.
In 1876 Henry, Ann and family moved to Cunjigong Creek (now known
as Frampton) NSW.
The following is an extract from a history
of Henry by Joan Truelove of "Elmavale" Illabo NSW. Joan
is the youngest daughter of Harry Truelove, Henry's eldest son.
Henry Truelove was born in 1827 at Willanhall, Staffordshire,
England. He came to Australia in 1851 at the age of 24 to spend
25 years in Victoria and later 39 years in NSW. For some 22 years
he speculated in gold (making and losing a fortune, as the saying
goes and operated a general store called the "BEEHIVE".
The Beehive Centennial,
In 1854, at the age of 27, Henry married Annie Hughes daughter of
William Hughes, a baker of Belfast in Northern Ireland and Katherine
Hill. (Barney Hughes Biscuit Factory : wheat imported from Russia
for his special biscuits !)
The Beehive Centennial. http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/182411
As the gold boom began to fade Henry and Annie sold the store and
together with their young family came overland in 1876 by buggy
and waggon to Cunjigong Creek, NSW.
James and Catherine Truelove married in Sandhurst in 1860.
The first child James was born in 1861 and died in 1864. The living
conditions in Sandhurst were very poor and child deaths from diarrhoea
were very high.
Henry William was born in 1864 at Golden Square, Sandhurst.
A third Child James was born in 1867 in South Yarra, Melbourne but
died the following year.
Truelove died in 1876 in Gundagai NSW. He and his family made
the move to NSW in 1874.
This transistion from the Victorian goldfields to the NSW ones was
made by many miners and the supporting tradesmen. It occurred in
the period 1860 -1890 as the Victorian goldfields were depleted
and the first big world depression was felt in Australia.
Henry and James Truelove arrived on the Athlone in 1853.
They were born in Newport Paginall, Buckinghamshire.
Father : Henry Truelove.
Mother : Sarah Ann Reeve.
Henry was born about 1827. On his marriage certificate in 1856 he gives
his age as 29 which makes his birth year 1827. It is on record that
he was baptised on 05/01/1829.
James was born about 1832. On the birth certificate of his first son
in1861 he gives his age as 29. He was baptised on 22/06/1932.
Catherine Hughes aged 12 arrived with her family aboard the Sea Queen
Catherine was born about 1842 in Belfast, Ireland.
Father : William aged 46.
Mother : Elizabeth aged 44.
Sister : Elizabeth aged 9.
Brother : Joseph aged 6.
Catherine's age on the birth certificate of her first son born 1861
is 19 yrs.
Anna Hughes was born about 1836 in Anterim, Belfast Ireland.
Father : William Hughes.
Mother: Catherine Grahaiffe.
Anna's age on her marriage certificate in 1856 is 20. Her age on the
birth certificate of her son James, born 1870 is 33.
The closest immigration record I have found is Ann Hughes aged 18
in 1852 on the Miltiades.
Truelove's History puts some of this information into contention.
Notes on Sandhurst