Sarah Ball

(before April 1869 - )
     Sarah Ball was born before April 1869 in St Giles, London. She was the daughter of Henry Thomas Ball and Janet Clark. Sarah Ball was listed as Henry Thomas Ball's daughter in the 1871 census in Lambeth, Surrey. Sarah, Henry, Adelaide and Beatrice were listed as the children of Henry Thomas Ball in the 1881 census in 19 Latchmere St, Battersea, Surrey.

Sophia Ball

(before April 1832 - )
     Sophia Ball was born before April 1832 in Ailesworth, Northamptonshire.
     Sophia Ball married Henry Shuttleworth Bellamy, son of Henry Shuttleworth Bellamy and Emma Bowker, in 1854 in Peterborough, Northamptonshire.
     Sophia Ball and Henry Shuttleworth Bellamy appeared on the 1861 census in Castor cum Milton, Northamptonshire. Henry S Bellamy, aged 30, miller, with his wife Sophia 29, born Ailesworth, and children George aged 5 and Herbert J [?], aged 2, both born at Ailesworth with a daughter in law Adelaide A Ball aged 8, born Ardleigh, Essex.

Children of Sophia Ball and Henry Shuttleworth Bellamy

Sophia Elizabeth Ball

(8 June 1806 - before 1871)
     Sophia Elizabeth Ball was christened on 8 June 1806 in Spitalfields, Christ Church, Middlesex. She was the daughter of William Ball and Sophia Fawler.
     Sophia Elizabeth Ball married John Thomas Foster on 20 June 1829 in St George, Hanover Square, London.
     Sophia Elizabeth Ball married Thomas Thompson as her second husband, before 1839..
     Administration of the estate of John Fawler was granted to Sophia Elizabeth Ball, on 7 May 1845 On 7 May 1845 Administration (with the Will annexed) of the Goods Chattels and Credits of John FAWLER formerly of William Street but late of East Street Lambeth in the County of "Surrey deceased left unadministered by SOPHIA BALL (Wife of WILLIAM BALL) deceased whilst living the Daughter and the Residuary legatee for life named in the said Will was granted to SOPHIA THOMPSON (Wife of THOMAS THOMPSON formerly BALL Spinster) and ELIZA FRANCES MARTIN (Wife of ROBERT MARTIN formerly BALL Spinster) the Grand daughters and the Residuary legatees substituted in the said Will having, been first, sworn duly to Adr.
     Sophia died before 1871.

Children of Sophia Elizabeth Ball and John Thomas Foster

Children of Sophia Elizabeth Ball and Thomas Thompson

Thomas Ball

(23 September 1851 - )
     Thomas Ball was born on 23 September 1851 in England. He was the son of Henry Ball and Eleanor Moss.
     Thomas Ball appeared on the 1861 census in Kennington Lane, Lambeth, Surrey. Thomas Ball, scholar aged 9, born St Pancras.
     The marriage of Thomas Ball and Lydia Jane Taylor was registered in Pancras RD, Middlesex, in the March 1874 quarter.

William Ball

(1780 - 1844)
     William Ball was also known as Benjamin in records. He was born in 1780.
     Sophia Fawler married secondly William Ball on 25 November 1804 in St Ethelberga, Bishopgate, London. Benjamin Ball, bachelor married Sophia Dunn, widow, both of this parish at St Ethelburga Bishopsgate by banns, 25 Nov 1804. He signed William Ball and she signed Sophia Dunn, in the presence of John Francis & Ann Smith.
     William died in 1844.

Children of William Ball and Sophia Fawler

William Ball

(before March 1847 - )
     William Ball was born before March 1847 in Westminster, Middlesex. He was the son of Henry Ball and Eleanor Moss. Eleanor, Henry, Elizabeth, William and Emily were listed as the children of Henry Ball in the 1851 census in Lillie Arms, Lillie Rd, Fulham, London.

Lydia Ballard

(after November 1790 - 24 November 1864)
Lydia Ballard (Phillips) with daughter Lydia? Howver thde crinoline suggests a later date.
     Lydia Ballard was also known as Kelsey? in records. She was born after November 1790. She was aged 38 in November 1828, 73 in November 1864. She may be: Lydy Ballard who was baptised 26 Sep 1790 at St Mary, Ealing, Mdx, daughter of William Ballard & Sarah Ballard. However she may have been a Kelsey - as given at the likely baptism of their 2 eldest children on 19 May 1811 at St Peter, Liverpool. Her second son was called William but no Sarah.
     Lydia Ballard married James Phillips circa 1808 in England. They probably married in late 1808 as their first child was born in November 1809. Her death certificate stated married in England.
     Lydia Ballard and James Phillips arrived per "Mary Ann" on 20 May 1822 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The "Mary Ann" (474 tons) was built in Batavia of teak, and was owned by Parker & Co., registered in London. The ship's voyage began in Gravesend on the 27 October 1821. On Dec 5th 1821 Lydia was in the eighth month of pregnancy and had 4 children on board with them. There are several letters written in Dec 1821 at the PRO stating that he has purchased a thrashing machine and other agricultural implements to take to NSW, that he has 4 children on board and his wife is in the eighth month of pregnancy, having been out of work for so long and being obliged to wait so long for the ships sailing requests provisions.
They sailed 25 Dec 1821 from Portsmouth via Rio for 128 days under Captain Warrington. 108 females embarked, no males. 1 death, landed 62 at Sydney, 45 at Hobart. The arrived at Sydney 20 May 1822, 416 tons, 38 men, Henry master, Warrington - owner. (40 female prisoners landed Hobart, 62, 12 children at Sydney). Free passengers were Mr Ass. Surgeon Moran & Mr & Mrs Phillips and 5 children together with 12 steerage passengers and 24 children.
James Hall (the Surgeon Superintendent) wrote in his journal that the passage was quite rough, consequently the surgeon's journal is long and filled with notes on the treatment handed out to the mostly seasick convicts. There is no mention of the Phillips family in his journal, although " Die Lune 3: M Taylor & A Phillips, obstetrics..
     A letter dated 15 August 1822 from Lydia Phillips to the Colonial Secretary. Sir, In understanding that a vacancy has lately occurred in your Office, in consequence of the resignation of the Assistant Secretary Mr Atkinson, I have taken the liberty to solicit your kind interference with his Excellency the Governor to have Mr Phillips appointed to the situation. Hoping the strong testimonials he has received from those under whom he has had the honor to serve and his having been so many years accustomed to duty of that nature and likewise the strong recommendations to the protection of his Excellency and yourself may influence you in his behalf - I hope you will pardon the liberty I am taking in addressing you. Mr Phillips being at present at the Coal River consequently can't have the honor of waiting on you himself to ask the favour and the anxiety I feel for the welfare of a young & helpless family has induced me thus to trouble you, which if you will be pleased to take into your favourable consideration will confer a lasting obligation on myself and family ...... Lydia Phillips, Orphan House, Parramatta Aug 15 1822. .
     Lydia Ballard received a letter dated 23 May 1824. 1824 Smeeton Villa, May 23 - My dear Mrs Phillips, We were much pleased to hear of your late confinement being so well over and sincerely congratulate both yourself and Mr Phillips on the increase to your family of a fine boy who we hope will prove a source of happiness to you both. I am afraid you were extremely inconvenienced and I fear not sufficiently attended to; in not having a female proper to take the management of yourself, and the dear babe. But you have so very kind affectionate a partner?, who makes up for many deficiencies in other friends that the want of them is surely perceptible.
Jane is I assure you delighted to have another brother added to the list; I suppose she has only the dear little Isabell to rival her. Jane is much grown, she can scarcely wear any of her clothes that she brought with her. We have been obliged to add a few to her stock which will serve till she reaches the Coal River. She appears happy and is in perfect health. With respect to her studies we think greatly improved in her writing, and speech. She is extremely fond of drawing, and indifferently so of music. We think it a great pity she should leave her studies so soon, but that is for Mr P's consideration and yours; however whether she go or stay, we shall at all times, be most happy to see her, to make one of the family at Smeeton Villa; a new name we have given to our present residence.
I hope you are now comfortable settled at your new abode Patterson's Plains; an you find your stock increase, and you get your comforts around you, that the situation assumes new beauties, that you were not at first aware of. I assure you I find it the case here and I do not now wish to leave our remote retreat for any other tho' we can boast of but one neighbour and they are so distant from us, that our intercourse with each other is not very frequent. But as your family like mine, is so numerous, the want of other society is not very much to be regretted.
I hear Master Henry has paid you a visit, the gratification of seeing him was great and at such a time in the absence of Jane, a source of delight while confined to your room. Pray give my love to him should he still be with you. I hope all your other little ones are quite well, particularly my little Isabella, tho' I fear she is still called Charlotte. If so, it is highly wrong, give the dear babe twenty kisses for me. I hear she is very strong; I am pleased to hear it.
Mary, John & Isabella, beg to be kindly remembered to you, and Mr Phillips. Your servant came here this morning about five o'clock, and it is Sunday evening, and I have all the young folks to attend to, I hope you will excuse me writing a longer letter. Mr Biddall begs to write with me in best regards to yourself, Mr Phillips and family, and in the ... convalescent, and that the babe is also doing well, Believe me, my dear Mrs Phillips, yours affectionately, Isabella Biddall.
[Alfred William was born 24 March 1824].
     Lydia Ballard received a letter dated 26 January 1826. A letter from the painter Augustus Earl to Lydia mentions their mutual friend Mrs Ward, James Phillips had been away while Earl stayed at Bona Vista, he presents his compliments to Miss Phillips. He arrived per Cyprus in 1825 and was in Sydney by 31 Oct 1825. He left Sydney for NZ in 1827..
     The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848), 4 July 1827 advertised;
THE UNDERSIGNED GIVES NOTICE THAT all Persons arc forbidden in any possible manner or way from trespassing on her land, situate between the grants of Phillips and Boughden, on the second Branch of Hunter's River, near Patterson's Plains, and that should any person or persons continue to do so, or do so in future, that such person or persons will be proceeded against and prose cuted according to law. S. M. Ward,.
     Lydia Ballard and James Phillips were recorded on 15 November 1828 census in 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales. James Phillips 48, Lydia 38, Henry 19, Jane 17, William Thomas 15, Frank Henry Fortunat 11, Isabella Lydia Augusta 7, Alfred William 4, Samuel James 2, infant boy 3 days, at Bona Vista, Durham. Protestants. All except the latter three who were born in the colony, came free in 1822. James Phillips was employer of Thomas Phillips labourer, aged 21, free, who arrived in the "Mangles" in 1827, Patrick Brennan 27, Thomas Briant 18, William Briggs 70, Charles Fowler 29, Ann Kennedy 13, Roger Mcnamara 46, Henry Singer 45 & others. He held 2090 acres, 180 cultivated, 300 cleared with 200 cattle, 5 horses, 1000 sheep. Lydia Ballard and James Phillips witnessed John Skottowe Parker and Jane Phillips's wedding on 21 August 1831 in Christ Church, Newcastle.
     In Lydia Ballard's will dated 3 February 1832, Lydia Ballard was named as executrix of the estate; mentioned in surviving codicil.
     In James Phillips's will dated 23 August 1842 in Paterson, New South Wales, Lydia Ballard was named as executrix of the estate; On February 3 1836 he made his last will and testament, but only the 1842 codicil survived wherein he left his allotment in Newcastle and additional land acquired in Paterson to his wife during her life then to be divided between all his living children. He also revokes his former executors and appoints his son Francis & David Sloan & his wife as executors.
     Lydia Ballard in Paterson, NSW, sent a letter dated 7 September 1845. Mrs Frankland, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England.
Bona Vista, 7 Sept 1845, My dear Mrs Frankland, I received your letter about a month since I forget the date and Mrs Parker took it home with her when last here. It gave me much satisfaction to hear of the improved state of your health. I put off answering it sooner as I about the same time received a letter from George informing me of his intention of leaving the Clarence very shortly and I wished to have seen him ere I wrote yours. He said he return overland, and as we have had a great gale of rain, and it still continues, I do not expect him for sometime, the rain is expected to have extended far, and would therefore prevent his starting, or in the event of his having left the Clarence would detain him at some station on the road. I know Frank will keep him as long as he can and will reluctantly part with as delightful companion as our dear George.I could not say how much he is beloved and respected by all our family and friends, wherever he goes he makes friends, he is of so truly amiable and obliging disposition. I look on him as one of my own family, and I think he feels as much at home here as he could anywhere away from his truly beloved parent and brothers, not a day passes when he is here but you are spoken of on some way, and he used to have long and amusing anecdotes to tell us of his visits to his friends in England, his fishing and shooting excursions and so forth after our game at whist last winter evenings and I, having so small a family at home, have been anxiously wishing his return to our fireside. he has been now many months away from us but I know you have been informed of his movements by himself and Jane. I am sorry we have not succeeded in obtaining any appointment as most situations worth having are filled from home. Two of Capt. Allman's sons are at present out of employment, and many others whose parents were supposed to have influence here. Capt. Allman has lost his situation as Police Magistrate and many others who have been government servants all their lives but there are acts of our wise legislators and I suppose for the general poor but I am heartily sorry for some of our other friends Who have grown grey in the public service George was greatly disappointed at finding cottages & buildings in such a dreadfully dilapidated state and the land exhausted from more than twenty years cultivation without manuring and proper management. The present tenants having that basis may not be expected to improve the land but make as much as they can out of it and of course impoverish more. Farm produce is now so low, and servant's wages so high, that even those who have no rent to pay find it difficult to clear their way. Rents are now generally so much lower that it would not pay interest of money expended in new fencing and painting the premises in thorough repair.
I have been passing the last month with Mrs Sloan who has a little son. Lydia is staying with her to improve in her music for she is very backward in her education having been taken from school too early during ... very dark times. I am thankful, and wool are now fetching a ... price in we are looking forward to brighter days.
Mr. Phillips desires me to present his fondest remembrances to you,
Believe me, my dear Mrs. Frankland
Yours affectionately
Lydia Phillips.
George in his last letter to me desired that no more letter or papers might be forwarded to the Clarence to him so that I am sure he will be home as soon as he can, and will write you immediately after his arrival
.
     Lydia Ballard sent a letter dated 1853. In a letter from his mother she says she seldom hears much of Frank.
     Lydia Ballard in Paterson, NSW, sent a letter dated 29 August 1853 to Edward Augustus Phillips. 1853 Aug 29, Bona Vista - My dear Edward, I had the pleasure of receiving yours of the 21st 2 days ago and feel thankful to providence that you are in health and spirits and have our very lively hopes from what you communicate that you will ultimately succeed in your arduous undertaking. William had a letter from Mr Medcalfe last week wishing to try his luck with him again at Dungog should the report of gold being found there prove correct. I hear 20 persons have left this neighbourhood to prospect there. I received a letter from Lydia the day I got yours which I enclose for your perusal. I have written her to return soon, as I expect Hannah will be married when time is up, which will be next week. I fear we shall not get one to suit us so well, I engaged a man and his wife but they quarrelled so dreadfully I was obliged to send her away. She is now with Mrs Stoddart, the man I don't approve and shall discharge at the end of his month. Eliza Parker is with Elizabeth who is without a servant. Alfred will endeavour to procure one while in Sydney. I have just had a letter from him, he names having had a pleasant run of 12 hours from Newcastle, he was surprised on sailing into the harbour to see all the ships dressed out with flags; it appeared the foundation stone of the Sydney Exchange was laid that day. Two ships of emigrants went in with them; both went into quarantine having measles on board. Elizabeth & Eliza dined with me today, they desire their love to you, both of them have very severe coughs again, indeed most people are suffering more or less. Mrs Cory had part of a letter from you to them. The Blacksmiths place and tools were destroyed by the fire at Gostwyck, happening in the night and Mr Cory being from home, the females were as you may imagine, much alarmed. I am and family are well. I seldom hear from Frank. Did he ever get the things you left at the Sonisan? William going on much as usual. Mr C Stoddart is going this week to see if any thing can be done at Dungog. He will stay at Browns. It is gratifying to hear, that horrid vice, drunkeness is being checked. I do hope you take advantage of every opportunity of attending Divine Worship. Let me urge on you my dear Edward to do so. This world, with all these petty and evanescent interests which now so engross and agitate, will soon pass away. Its pleasure wholly engage us, or its crosses and cares make us miserable. It would not be so if we felt that we had a portion above and beyond the world. We would think less of amusements or the inconveniences of the road if we looked more to the end of it. Do write oftener, it is a great source of pleasure to me to get a letter from you. John & Dolly always send their love to you when they see Lydia or I writing to you. They both wrote their Papa last week and got very pretty answers yesterday of which they are not a little proud. I will say no more now or shall tire your patience. Heaven guard you dear boy! and believe me ever, Your affectionate mother, Lydia Phillips..
     Maitland Mercury Aug 26 1854: - Preliminary notice of sale of Bona Vista estate (to be held 4 Oct 1854) under instructions from British & Colonial Bank & Loan Co. 2090 acres (some areas to be reserved).
     Lydia Ballard received a letter dated 6 September 1854. 1854 Sep 6 - Letter from Alexander Park to Lydia Ballard/Phillips at Bona Vista re Bona Vista leases preventing sale of Bona Vista. My dear Madame, Your favour of the 1st instant only reached me this morning - I have just seen Mr Atkinson and left with him your note with the various leases which I am promised will be taken into consideration on Friday next when the Board will meet. There appears to be some mistake about Capt. Creagh's lease. He holds some document authorising him to keep possession until March next - and informed Mr Bloxsome he would not give up his lease unless he was paid £300 - three hundred pounds. There is another difficulty however of a more formidable character existing - I mean, the Race Course Paddock, the lease of which does not expire till 31st December now - as this is the most saleable part of the property - Mr Atkinson says, & in his opinion I concur, there is no prospect of your proposal being accepted by the Board unless you can induce Keppie to surrender his lease. I really think it would be worth while to give him a hundred pounds or even £150 - rather than have the whole business marred. I feel certain if this cannot be arranged the Board will determine on selling the property in one Lot, in which case, it is probable it would not realize more than the debt - consequently the Company would not have it in their power to deal liberally with you - indeed Bloxsome says all their concerns must be closed without delay. You will perceive therefore how desirable it is to obtain possession of the land alluded to. I was under the impression the Race lease was nearly up - & so informed Messr Bloxsome & Atkinson on the occasion when I last addressed you on this subject. I hope most sincerely you will be able to prevail on Keppie to come to terms. No time must be lost - until I hear from you on this point I shall be very anxious. Believe me, dear Madame, Your sincere friend, Alex Park. .
     In 1855 there the property was offered for sale. Feb 3 1855 - 2090 acres, Bona Vista estate - To be sold on 21 Feb 1855 under instructions from British & Colonial Bank & Loan Co. in 10 lots instead of 1." Auctioned at the Paterson Hotel - the homestead block was described as "the homestead is erected on a first rate site, and so commodious as to be admirably adapted to and suitable for a family of the first respectability.
     April 4 - Auction 18 Apr 1855 of unsold portions of Bona Vista. Lots 11, 13-16, 17-28, 29, 31, 36-43 and 2 added lots. April 18 - Sold for : 80 acres at 12/6 per acres, 80 at £2.10, 6 lots of 40 acres each at £4.3.8, 3 lots comprising 104 3/4 acres at £2, & 3 building allotments at £12. Amount £1495.10p. Total £1686.18s. Sold on April 7 & 8 - portions of Bona Vista. Amount £313.10 Total £5095/19/10.
     April 28 & May 12 [Maitland Mercury] - For sale by private contract remainder of estate of Bona Vista. June 9 Remainder of Bona Vista to be auctioned 4th July 1855 - British & Colonial Bank & Loan co.
     May 10 - Letter re sale of Bona Vista homestead to Lydia Ballard/Phillips. Maitland, I have this day sold to Mrs Lydia Phillips Senr. through her agent Doctor Sloane, lots 30 and 31. Containing each 22 acres 2 roods portion of the Bona Vista Estate, and comprising the homestead for the sum of six hundred pounds - and to be paid for as follows. Namely four hundred pounds Stg. to be retained by Oswald Bloxsome Esq. out of the sum set apart by him for the aforesaid Mrs Phillips, the balance of two hundred pounds to be paid by Pro. notes made by Dr Sloan favour Manager of the British Banking Loan Company at the end of 9 months bearing 7.5 per cent entered from the day of the date hereof. Jeremiah Ledsam, Agent for Oswald Bloxsome, Esq. I agree to purchase the lots above named for and on behalf of Mrs Lydia Phillips senr. on the terms and conditions as stated above..
     The Maitland Mercury reported on Jan 16 1856 To be sold by auction (British & Colonial Bank & Loan Co) on 26/27 Feb 1856 the residue of Bona Vista & being the last of the Loan Co.'s properties in these parts will be sold positively provided there is any competition whatever. On April 28: Conveyance from Bloxsome & Iceton to James Brackenreg of lots 33-35 of Bona Vista Estate (Reg. book 43 no.57). Lots 30 & 31 Bona Vista - Release from Bloxsome & Iceton to David Sloan (Reg. book 45 no.578). Sep 2nd, conveyance D Sloan to Lydia Phillips, consideration £600, Lots 30 & 31.].
     Maitland mercury March 4 1858: - Sale of 83 acre farm etc. at Bona Vista near Paterson. April 8, Bank auction of Bona Vista lots at Paterson April 19th. Aug 21. Bona Vista residue for sale by private contract.
     Lydia Ballard made a will dated 5 August 1858 in Paterson, NSW. I, Lydia Phillips of Bona Vista, Paterson, widow being of sound mind and body, do by this my last will and testament this fifth day of August in the year of our Lord 1858 Bequeath and demise unto my beloved son Edward Augustus Phillips during his life time all my landed property and estate called Bona Vista situate in the district of Peterson to have and to hold the same until his death afterwards to his eldest son lawfully born. Should my beloved son Edward Augustus Phillips died and leave no male heirs lawfully begotten then the said property of Bona Vista to go to my beloved son Alfred William Phillips during his lifetime and at this death to his eldest son failing them then to my beloved grandson Clarence Alfred Phillips youngest son of my late beloved son Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips and his heirs for ever, Lydia Phillips.
Witness: John Edward Cory, Josephine Cory, Louisa Hudson. E A Phillips: On this first day of August 1871 Henry Joseph Brown of Newcastle NSW solicitor being duly sworn maketh oath and saith as follows: 1. The foregoing is a true copy of the original will of which it purports to be a copy; 2. The signature E A Phillips ... above written is of the property of Edward Augustus Phillips the sole devisee named in the said will. Sworn by the deponent ... before me.

     Lydia died of hepatitis on 24 November 1864 in Paterson, New South Wales. On the 24th November, at Bona Vista, Paterson, Lydia, relict of the late James Phillips, Esq., aged 73 years. She was buried on 25 November 1864 in St Paul's, Paterson.
     A letter from the Registrar-General to Dr Ben Champion, stated: I have your further letter dated 13th June, 1967, with the details of the grant to James Phillips but unfortunately there was no accompanying sketch or detailed description of the Bona Vista house section in which you are interested.
Reference to Primary Application 1504 (by William Couper) which resulted in the issue on 6th June, l867, of Certificate of Title Volume 46 Folio 99 in the name of Dr. Richard Ryther Steer Bowker for Lots 22, 24 and 26 of the Bona Vista Estate, has enabled me to develop the relevant portions of the chain of title for Lots 30, 31, 33, 34 and 35 of the Bona Vista Estate -see accompanying sheet.
By transfer 8353 dated 13th February 1872 (expressed to be, in consideration of the natural love and affection I bear my wife and children and in part substitution for certain vessels comprised in my marriage settlement of which Charles Bolton of Newcastle Esquire and Frederick Holkham Dangar of Sydney Merchant are now the trustees) Dr. Bowker transferred 221 acres comprising Lots 22, 249 26, 27, 28 & 29 of the Bona Vista Estate to Messrs. Bolton and Dangar and Certificate of Title Volume 148 Folio 17 issued 10th October, 1872 for these lands.

Noted on Certificate of Title Volume 148 Folio 17 are (inter alia) No. 374644 Appointment of New Trustee dated 12th June 1896 between Richard Ryther Steer Bowker of the one part and Robert Steer Bowker of Sydney Physician and Surgeon of the other part registered No.703 (sic) Book 579 whereby and by virtue of the Trust Property Act of 1862 the above described land has become vested in the said Robert Steer Bowker as registered proprietor thereof in fee simple
No. 384656 Transfer dated 16th March, 1904, from Robert Steer Bowker to Moses Smith of Paterson, Auctioneer (consideration £1600).
Should you require a photostat copy of the handwritten registration copy of the Marriage Settlement (which would refer only to specified properties owned by Dr. Bowker in the year 1858), the accompanying application form should be completed and forwarded to the Registrar General with the prescribed fee of $7.50....

Extracts from the chain of title relating to Lots 30, 31, 33, 34 and 35 of the Bona Vista Estate near Patterson, County Durham.
30. 6.1823 : Crown Grant to James Phillips (serial No. 18 page 126) of 2090 acres in the County of Durham and Townships of Wolfingham & Middlehope.
29 & 30. 3.     1841 : Mortgage regd. Book V No. 656 from James Phillips to David William Jamieson and George Cooper Turner - Consideration £3000.
12 & 13. 8. 1841 : Assignment of Mortgage Debt : Interest of D.W. Jamieson to G.C. Turner : Regd. Book Y No. 197.
24. 1.1848 : Assignment of, inter alia, mortgage to William Todd
(trustee      for G.C. Turner and Oswald Bloxsome) : Regd. Book 14 No.
965.
30. 3.1850 : Conveyance (sic) to William Todd (trustee for Oswald
Bloxsome and Thomas Iceton) : Apparently unregistered.
1. 1.1849 : Lease for 7 years from George Cooper Turner and Oswald Bloxsome to James Phillips of Bona Vista, Paterson River, and Alfred William Phillips of the same place of 2090 acres (save and except all such parts as had previously to 30.3.1841 been sold by James Phillips to Felix Wilson and others) - yearly rental of £100.
28. 4.1856 : Conveyance from Bloxsome and Iceton to James Brackenreg of Lots 33, 34 and 35 of the Bona Vista Estate : Regd. Book 43 No. 57.
6. 7.1878 : Appointment of Charles John Brackenreg as trustee re will
of James Brackenreg.
14.10.1878 : Conveyance to Richard Ryther Steer Bowker of Lots 33, 34 and      35 : Regd. Book 185 No. 71.
10.11.1858 : Marriage Settlement Richard Ryther Steer Bowker and Lydia Frances Phillips - trustees given power to purchase land : Regd. Book 59 No. 11.
13.12.1869 : Appointment of new trustee re settlement : Regd. Book 132 No. 81.
12. 6.1896 : Appointment of Robert Steer Bowker as new trustee re settlement : Regd. Book 579 No. 702.
28. 4.1856 : Release     Bloxsome and Iceton to David Sloan of Lots 30 & 31 of Bona Vista Estate : Regd. Book 43 No. 436.
2. 9.1856 : Conveyance - David Sloan to Frances Lydia Phillips (Widow) of Lots 30 & 31 : Regd. Book 45 No. 578 - Consideration
£600.
1. 1.1857 :     Rectification of Book 45 No. 578 - correct name of
purchaser
5. 8.1858 : Lydia Phillips : Regd. Book 48 No. 168. Will of Lydia Phillips : Regd. Book 126 No. 557.
14. 4.1867 : Conveyance (to defeat..     estates tail) from Edward
Augustus Phillips to Richard Ryther Steer Bowker of Lots 30 & 31
Regd. Book 126 No. 554 Consideration £500.
16. 3.1904 : Conveyance. Executors of the will of RRS Bowker & R.S. Bowker as trustee re above settlement & children of settlers to Moses Smith of Lots 30, 31, 33, 34 & 35 : Regd. Book 757 No. 637 - consideration £800.
     The administration of her estate was granted to Richard Ryther Steer Bowker on 9 July 1869 at New South Wales. 1869 July 9: This day, by act of Court, Administration of all & singular, the goods chattels, credits and effects of Lydia Phillips deceased was granted to Richard Ryther Steer Bowker, the duly constituted Attorney of Louisa Jane Sloan a creditor of the deceased Intestate as to her personal estate Intestate died the 24th Nov 1864. Goods sworn at £200 Letters of admon. dated the same day as granted.

Children of Lydia Ballard and James Phillips

Edward Ballet

     Edward Ballet married Ursula Unknown before 1568 in Suffolk.

Child of Edward Ballet and Ursula Unknown

Catherine de Balsac

( - after 1631/32)
     Catherine de Balsac was born in France. She was the daughter of William de Balsac.
     Catherine de Balsac married Esme Stewart Duke of Lennox, son of John Stuart Lord of Aubigny and Anne de la Queuille, in 1572.
     Catherine died after 1631/32.

Children of Catherine de Balsac and Esme Stewart Duke of Lennox

William de Balsac

     William died in Rentz, France. Seigneur d'Entragues et de Marcoussis, governor of Havre de Grace, mortally wounded in the battle of Rentz in 1555.. He was born in France. Guillaume..

Child of William de Balsac

Mary Bamforth

(circa 1695? - )
     Mary Bamforth was born circa 1695?.
     Mary Bamforth married John Steer, son of William Steer and Sarah Ludlam, on 8 July 1722 in All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire. John Steer & Mary Bamforth, both of the parish of Sheffield.
     Steer, John, George, William, Sarah [Holland] and Ann [Holland], article of agreement with their mother Mary Newbold 1750.

Children of Mary Bamforth and John Steer

George Wentworth Warwick Bampfylde Baron Poltimore

(23 September 1882 - after 1928)
     George Wentworth Warwick Bampfylde Baron Poltimore was born on 23 September 1882.
     George Wentworth Warwick Bampfylde Baron Poltimore married Cynthia Rachel Lascelles Baroness Politimore, daughter of Gerald William Lascelles and Constance Augusta Mary FitzClarence Burton-Phillips, in 1910.
     George died after 1928.

Mary Bancock

(circa 1715 - 2 October 1791)
     Mary Bancock was born circa 1715.
     Mary Bancock married John Popplewell on 28 January 1749/50 in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Married by licence.
     Mary died on 2 October 1791 in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Children of Mary Bancock and John Popplewell

Christian Bane

     Christian Bane married Paul MacPherson on 21 February 1669 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Paul McFersan, also entered on 11 March 1669.

Elizabeth Banham

(circa 1827 - before 29 August 1880)
     Elizabeth Banham was born circa 1827 in Lt Whelnetham, Suffolk.
     Elizabeth Banham married George Cocksedge as his second wife, on 9 May 1851 in Cockfield, Suffolk. He was described as a bachelor, but the banns show a widower. The marriage was witnessed by John Davy & Eliza Farrow.
     Elizabeth Banham and George Cocksedge appeared on the 1861 census in Cockfield, Suffolk. George Cocksedge, aged 37, ag labourer, born Thorpe Morieux with his wife Elizabeth aged 33, dress maker, born Little Whelnetham.
     Elizabeth Banham and George Cocksedge appeared on the 1871 census in Kings Head, Cockfield. George 46, ag. lab born Thorpe Morieux & his wife Elizabeth aged 43, born Little Whelnetham.
     Elizabeth died before 29 August 1880 in Cockfield, Suffolk. She was buried on 29 August 1880 in St Peter, Cockfield.

Agnes Banks

(26 November 1562 - )
     Agnes Banks was christened on 26 November 1562 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Thomas Banks and Margaret Unknown (Banks).

Agnes Banks

(11 December 1560 - )
     Agnes Banks was christened on 11 December 1560 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of William Banks of Rathmell.

Agnes Banks

(15 March 1604/5 - )
     Agnes Banks was christened on 15 March 1604/5 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of William Banks.

Agnes Banks

(before 1540 - )
     Agnes Banks was born before 1540 in Yorkshire, England. She was the daughter of Unknown Banks (of Giggleswick).
     Agnes Banks married Robert Paley on 12 November 1559 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

Agnes Banks

(before 1565 - )
     Which Agnes?. Agnes Banks was born before 1565 in Yorkshire, England. Agnes was present at John Banks (Bradley)'s christening on 18 September 1579 in Giggleswick.
     Agnes Banks married Robert Paley on 9 October 1580 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

Child of Agnes Banks

Agnes Banks

(before 1565 - )
     Which Agnes?. Agnes Banks was born before 1565 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.
     Agnes Banks married John Foster on 31 July 1580 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

Agnes Banks

(before 1580 - )
     Agnes Banks was born before 1580 in Yorkshire, England.
     Agnes Banks married Christopher Armstead on 15 December 1598 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

Agnes Banks

(circa 1632 - before 14 November 1632)
     Agnes Banks was born circa 1632 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of William Banks (of Settle) and Ann Unknown (Banks).
     Agnes died before 14 November 1632 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was buried on 14 November 1632 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

Agnes Banks

(circa 1637 - before 15 November 1637)
     Agnes Banks was born circa 1637 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Henry Banks (of Settle) and Jane Armstead.
     Agnes died before 15 November 1637 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was buried on 15 November 1637 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

Alexander Banks

(before 1550 - )
     Alexander Banks was born before 1550 in Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Unknown Banks (of Giggleswick).
     Alexander Banks married Isabella Tayler on 8 October 1570 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

Alice Banks

(8 November 1561 - before 18 May 1563)
     Alice Banks was christened on 8 November 1561 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Thomas Banks and Margaret Unknown (Banks).
     Alice died before 18 May 1563 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was buried on 18 May 1563 in Giggleswick.

Alice Banks

(8 June 1589 - )
     Alice Banks was christened on 8 June 1589 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of James Banks (of Feizer) and Isabel or Elizabeth Swainson.

Alice Banks

(before 1590 - before 18 May 1664)
     Alice Banks was born before 1590.
     Alice Banks married William Banks of Huggon House, son of Christopher Banks.
     Alice died before 18 May 1664 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. She was buried on 18 May 1664 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

Children of Alice Banks and William Banks of Huggon House

Ann Banks

(15 April 1684 - 17 May 1759)
     Ann Banks was christened on 15 April 1684 in Hooton Roberts, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Rev Robert Banks and Margaret Thornton. Ann Banks was listed in the household of Rev Robert Banks paying tax in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, between 1695 and 1697.
     Ann Banks and Rev William Steer obtained a marriage licence on 31 May 1709 in York, Yorkshire.
     Ann Banks married Rev William Steer, son of William Steer and Sarah Ludlam, on 1 June 1709 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
     In Joseph Banks's will dated 27 July 1726, Ann Banks was named as heir; Joseph Banks left in his will dated 27 July 1726. £5000 for my niece Steer and her children to be equally divided amongst them ... £3000 for my nephew Joseph Banks and his children ... his niece Wilkinson £1000... she had no issue, Millicent Steer £1000, his cousin Capt John Harris. Ann became Elizabeth Popplewell Steer's godmother at her christening on 12 June 1753 in All Saints Cathedral, Wakefield, Yorkshire.
     In 1753 Mrs Steer was living at Wakefield, when she and the four daughters mentioned, surrendered the said lands in the Manor Court to the use of Housley Freeman.
     Ann Banks made a will dated 22 December 1755 in Wakefield. Will of Ann Steer of Wakefield, widow, relict of William Steer late of Ecclesfield clerk ... to be buried at Ecclesfield with her husband ... my sister Millicent Bankes of Kingston upon Hull, spinster ... my son Robert Steer executor, my seven children William, Robert, Charles, Ann, Jane Cutforthey, Elizabeth Fretwell & Mary Bankes.
     Ann died on 17 May 1759 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, aged 75. She was buried in with her husband and daughter at St Mary's, Ecclesfield. Here lies the body of Anne, widow of the Revered William Steer, Vicar of Ecclesfield who died May 17 1759.
     Her will was proved on 27 July 1759 at Lincolnshire. See also the accounts of Robert Steer executor to Mrs Ann Steer.

Children of Ann Banks and Rev William Steer

Ann Banks

(circa 1750 - )
     Ann Banks was born circa 1750. She was the daughter of Joseph Banks LLD and Mary Steer.
     Ann Banks married Henry John Kearney Esq on 29 November 1784 in Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey.