At around 2pm on the 29th November a meeting was held at Bakery Hill and the Eureka flag was raised. Controversy still exists around the flag as it is housed in the Ballarat fine Art Gallery, the original site of the camp for the constabulary responsible for the massacre. Many descendants of Eureka beleive the flag should be sited at Bakery Hill.

1854 Australia: The Battle of Eureka Stockade, an uprising of Victorian Gold Rush gold miners against the State of Victoria; six troopers and 22 miners died in the civil revolt by gold miners against the officials supervising the gold-mining regions of Ballarat. Although the revolt failed, it has endured in the collective social consciousness of Australia.

Before dawn on 3 December 1854, government troops stormed the diggers’ flimsy stockade at Eureka Lead, Ballarat. In a fiery battle that lasted only 20 minutes, more than thirty men were killed. Charged with high treason, the diggers’ leaders were all acquitted. Within a year the diggers won the vote and the hated gold licence was abolished. 150 years on from the days of Eureka stockade and history views the events with a different eye. It is now considered to be a massacre of the miners. The uprising lasted just 20 minutes but the killing and other atrocities went on until the dawn of the new day.

The Eureka Baby (story as told on http://www.takver.com/history/eureka.htm#aa515)
Mary Fraser (1828-1897) was born in Glasgow, she married Matthew Faulds in Glasgow in 1849. Mary, her husband and her brother James Fraser came to Victoria in 1850 on the Gambier. They were among the first to mine on the stockade site. James Fraser was one of the two men with James Scobie, the miner whose killing many say, sparked off the sequence of events that led to the stockade massacre. Mary and Matthew Faulds had improved their tent on the stockade site by building a stone and iron chimney to help with cooking and heating.

At the time of the attack Mary was pregnant and in labour. They had decided to stay in their tent for the pregnancy because they believed the troops would not attack "on the Sabbath day". When the first shots rang out, Matthew her husband, rolled two logs on either side of her, laid a blanket over her and sat beside her during the attack. A trooper on horseback slashed the tent with his sword, saw she was in labour and rode away. Miraculously apart from the dust, smoke, noise and the occasional bullet whizzing through the tent, they were left alone. Their daughter Adeliza was born during or shortly after the battle.

The family moved to Magpie near Ballarat after the gold petered out. Matthew Faulds died on the 26th June 1884, his wife died on the 17th December 1897 at the age of 71. Their daughter Adeliza married Charles Archer on the 2nd October 1880. She moved to Sydney and died at the age of 81 on the 16th January 1935. She was known as the "Eureka baby" and returned to Ballarat to join in the 50th anniversary celebrations on the 3rd December 1904. At the celebrations Adeliza recalled that as a young girl she was taken to the miners graves at the Ballarat cemetery by an old digger and told to "Never, never forget".

The diggers’ oath,
'We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties!'
          30 November 1854

  

  
                                                     



William Stephen Martin Lanham arrived in Australia certainly before 1841 when he married Maria Leviston. (Some family stories date his arrival as early as 1829 ).The story passed down through the family is that he disembarked in Hobart where he met Maria. He left Hobart but didn't forget Maria, came back to once again meet her. Our William Stephen Martin Lanham (1807 -1889) son of Henry Lamham & Amey Sayers, is not to be confused with  William Lanham (1806-1886)  Both William's were cousins with their family connections going back through the families in Bishopstone, Witshire, England. William Lanham (1806-1886) of the "Woodbridge" arrival on the 15th september in 1838. He was the son of George Lanham and Mary Hibberd. This branch of the Lanham family settled in and around Goulburn, where many  descendants still reside. The family connections may be found on World Connect Project or you may contact me for further information.
The exact year William and Maria moved from Tasmania to Victoria is 'best guess' based on the birth dates and places of their children as well as William Stephen Martin's obituary which says he'd lived in Victoria, Australia for over 40 years -  How soon William, Maria & children went to Carngham is not known. We know from family stories that William Stephen Martin Lanham was definitely on the mining fields at the time of the Eureka stockade.
Smthyesdale is about 18 km from Ballarat.

St David's Church Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land 1840
Life for Maria and her children would have been quite difficult. Few women went to the mining areas. Socially they were without support in times of family crisis. For many women there was domestic abuse, as money and hardship in workling conditions caused much frustration amongst the men. The work of Caroline Chisholm in this area is well documented as she strove to bring better conditions for women. Maria already had children so would have the experience to be of support to other women bearing children alone in poor and inadequate
circumstances. Many women died during childbirth. A lack of fresh
non-contaminated water and appalling hygiene standards caused
men, women and especially children to die from infectious
diseases on the goldfields
Most people had little, if any education. Some could sign their
names but could not read.
If the family were fortunate not to live in tents, then more than
likely the Lanham family lived in a wattle and daub hut.
These huts were constructed using round poles fairly close
together and between these poles, small flexible branches were
woven similar to a cane basket. This was them packed with mud
or clay, plastered with cow manure if available and then
whitewashed. Some families used the style of the indigenous people in building huts. There is no such record in family history for William and Maria. Maria was born in Hobart so would have been used to homes very different to the English style of housing. Life for women in early Australia was indeed very hard. I'm sure these families did not realise the great contribution they were making towards democracy. When the men tore up their gold licenses to protest the lack of freedom the Australian Digger was born

In 1788 when the First Fleet arrived in the 'new land' there were about 1,000 people (convicts as well navy guards and sailors). By  1851 the Australian population was 437,655. Of this number 77,345  lived in Victoria. By 1861 the poplulation ahd increased to 1,151,947 with the Victorian populaton being 538,628 which was about 47% of the total population. This increase in population was primarily due to the discovery of gold in Victoria.
Coal was first discovered in Australia in 1797 but two sailors who had been shipwrecked and then walked back to Sydney. It was decided that the coal was too hard to extricate. this lead to further exploration and coal was found to be in each state of Australia. In 2010 Coal mining is a big export with Australia being the largest producer in the world.
Before gold other commodities such as tin were also found in commercial quantities but does not appeal to the masses as does gold and so gold fever set in and the Gold Rush began. (Gold was found in Victoria in 1851, Queensland in 1858, Tasmania in 1886 and in Western Australia in 1886.)
It is difficult to say with certainty who found the first gold in Victoria. James Esmond, a young Irish prospector, found gold at Clunes in June 1851. At almost the same time gold was discovered at Andersons Creek, Warrandyte, and shortly after at Buninyong by the local blacksmith, Thomas Hiscock. The news of Hiscock's discovery was reported in The Geelong Advertiser sparking the Victorian Gold Rush and ending the alarming exodus of Victorian men to NSW. Between 21st and 24th of August, 1851, two men, James Reagan and John Dunlop, camped north of Buninyong on a bend of a creek at a place the aborigines called "Ballaarat". Here they discovered what was to become the richest goldfield the world has ever known. Other discoveries followed in quick succession at, Mount Alexander (now Castlemaine), Daylesford, Creswick, Maryborough, Bendigo and McIvor (now Heathcote). St Arnaud, Landsborough, Maffaking, Ararat, Deep Lead and Pleasant Creek, (Stawell) http://home.vicnet.net.au/~shsinc/golddiscovery.html

Hobart town, van Diemen's Land, in about 1840
Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land in 1822
Carngham (a derivation of the aboriginal word 'Kurnam') had been named as a site for a new township in March 1852 but remained as an adjunct to Philip Russell's sheep station until around 1857 when gold was discovered near the town. According to Hugh Anderson's A History of Ripon Shire (1985: 64-5), the pre-gold rush (white) population at Carngham comprised just 459 persons, of whom 132 were children or 'scholars'. 'Of the male adults', Anderson continues, 'one third were alluvial miners...there were three squatters and twenty-seven farmers employing respectively ten and twenty-nine labourers'. Other occupations listed by the census were those of shopkeeper (12), butcher (7), carrier (6), and wood-splitter and fencer (5). The discovery of gold resulted in the main street of Carngham becoming 'completely honey-combed with shallow holes' while in the side streets, 'weatherboard stores and shanties were going up rapidly, and a couple of hotels with some pretensions both to neatness and substantiality were being erected' (cited in Anderson, 1985: 52-3). It also brought to an abrupt end the near Arcadian atmosphere of the early settlement by attracting the notorious 'Ararat contingent'. As Hugh Anderson describes:
source ref: Carngham

on this map Carngham is not marked but would be approximately where the "B" in Ballarat is found. Smythesdale is marked as a small township directly below the "B" in Ballarat - the first dot on the yellow line going west
source references:
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Victorian_gold_rush
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~shsinc/golddiscovery.html
http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/eurekastockade/
http://www.leongathahistory.org.au/pioneerkit/5build/solid.html
http://www.takver.com/history/eureka.htm

16 Children of William Stephen Lanham & Maria Leviston
further information for each family may be found at World Project - From Whence We Came

1.Ellen Elizabeth (1), 30 mar 1842 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia died 1842 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
2.William Henry,         30 mar 1842 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia died 31 mar 1842 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

3.Maria Amey,  12 may 1843 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia died 17 jan 1923 Snake Valley, Carngham, Victoria, Australia
                                                          married (1) 7 mar 1861 at Christ Church, Lydiard St,  Ballarat Victoria Australia
James William Hunt
2 mar 1830  Rougham, Suffolk, England -  3 dec 1889 Preston Hill, Carngham, Victoria, Australia

16 children of James William & Maria Amey Hunt
Albina Lucretia 1862-1950; Selina Alice 1863-1959; Susannah Maria 1865- ; Herbert Henry 1867-1867;
Walter James 1868-1937; Emily Marguretta Eleanor 1869-1949; William Samuel 1871-1942;
Anna Eliza Martha 1872-1874; Albert Riley Spencer 1875-1875; Stephen James Alfred 1878-1930;
Mildred Florence Millicent 1882-1949; Amey Maria 1882-1882; Vera Charlotte Evelina 1885-1973;
and Mabel Lavinia Hunt 1886-1979

married (2) 3 oct 1893 at St Marys Church, Smythesdale, Victoria Australia
John Mehennet
1830 Cornwall, England - 1906 Carngham, Victoria, Australia

4.David Leslie, 1844 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia died 20 aug 1899 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
married - 1876 Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Mary Jane Dowd deceased

8 children of David Leslie & Mary Jane Lanham
Elizabeth Mary Maria 1877-1947; David Herbert 1879 -1916; Eva Lillian 1881-1882; Isabella Jane 1883-1885;
William John Stephen 1885-1896; Ellen 1887- dec; Chirnside "Bernard" 1894-1945; Elizabeth Olga 1895-1961

5.Martha Jane, 17 may 1845 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - deceased
married 1865 in Australia
Arthur James Clinton
1828 in Chester, Durham, England - 1879 Gundagai, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia

9 children of Arthur James & Martha Jane Clinton
Alfred Richards Lanham 1863-1914; Margaret 1866 -1956; Blanche Helen 1870-1946; William Stephen Martin 1872 -dec;
Jean 1865-dec; Arthur James 1868-1930; Clara 1874-1874; Noble Desmond 1875-1958; Regina S. M. Clinton 1878-dec

6.Thomas, 1846 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -1850 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia

7.Emily Selina, 21 jan 1847 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - 17 mar 1940 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
married 26 may 1879 in Nine Mile Springs, George Town, Tasmania, Australia
Joseph Lee second son of John William Lee & Emma Blakey
14 dec 1858 Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia - 8 jun 1920 George Town, Tasmania, Australia

11 children of Joseph & Emily Selina Lee
Martha Georgina Lanham 1876-1941; William John 1879-1941; Thomas Leslie 1881-1954; Emma Elizabeth 1884-1941;
Christana Sampson 1887-1908; James Levenstone 1889-1955; Alice Maude Josephine 1892 -1967;
Joseph Lanham Lee 1894-1943; Gladys Mary 1896 -1896; David Stamford 1896-1917; Eva May Lee1898-dec

8.James, dec1849 - 19 jul 1850
9.Robert Henry, 30 mar 1854 -1883
10.Ellen Elizabeth (2),1855 in Clunes, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia - 28 aug 1934 Elwood, Victoria, Australia
married 1876 in Beaufort, Victoria, Australia
George Featonby son of Newark Featonby & Catherine Liddell

11 children of George & Ellen Elizabeth Featonby
William George 1876 -1953; Thomas Stephen 1878- 1891; Maria 1880-dec; Annie May "Nance" 1883-1968;
Newark "Nat' 1885-1967; Amy Ann Isabel 1888-1908; Alfred Harold 1890-1961; George Stanley 1893-1972;
Stella Katherine "Kit" 1895-1965; Clarence Ernest 1897-1971; Eric Baden Featonby 1900-1925

11.Emily, 1856 in Bunninyong, Victoria, Australia - 1878

12.William Stephen Stamford, 12 jun 1858 in Symthes Creek, Victoria, Australia - 17 jul 1930 Fitzgerald, Tasmania, Aust
married 17 apr 1886 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Elizabeth Susan Williams 7th child of John Williams & Elizabeth Gooding
17 sep 1866 in Campbelltown, Tasmania, Australia - 14 jan 1968  Nazareth House, St Leonards, Tasmania, Australia

7 chidren of William Stephen Stamford & Elizabeth Susan Lanham
Alfred John "Barney" 1868-1956; Thomas Stephen 1889-1964; William David Stamford 1891-1892;
David Stamford 1893-1893; Clarence George 1898-1965; Ronald William 1902-1973; Ellen Elizabeth 1906-1973

13.Mary, 1860 in Symthes Creek, Victoria, Australia -1860 in Symthes Creek, Victoria, Australia
14.Annie, 1862 -1863
15.un-named female child, 10 aug 1864 -10 aug 1864
16. Selina Alice Lanham 1866 -1959   


siblings of William Stephen Lanham
son of
Henry Lanham son of William Lanham & Mary Slade
1760 in Bishopstone, Wiltshire, England  -
1820 Horsham, Sussex, England
married 28 may 1807 in St Mary, Thakeman, Sussex England
Amey Sayers daughter of Steven Sayers & Betty Pronger
1775 Sussex, England - deceased
1.Mary Elizabeth "Betty" 1808 in Horsham, Sussex, England -dec
married 1832 Lewes England - 
John Edmund Quick 1805 Lyme Regis, Dorset, England -
                                                 1886 Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Mary Betty & John Edmund Quick  had 5 children
Mary Elizabeth, Lavinia Francis, John Edmund Lanham,
Arthur W. & Albert Henry Hoskins Quick

2.Frances Ann abt 1810 in Horsham, Sussex, England - 1880
married 31 aug 1839 in Horsham, Sussex, England -
John Penfold 1805 Shipley, Sussex, England - deceased
son of James Penfold & Susannah Carpenter
Frances Ann & John Penfold had 4 children
William, Frederick, Frances "Fanny" (married George Bailey (1838-), & Charles Penfold

3.Maria Sophia 1813 in Horsham, Sussex, England - deceased

4.Martha Jane 14 aug 1814 in Horsham, Sussex, England - deceased

5.Catherine Amey/Emma 1816 in Bishopstone, Wiltshire, England -
1901 in  Southwater, Sussex, England
married 13 aug 1836 in Brighton St Nicholas East Sussex England
William Charman 1809 Horsham, Sussex, England
- 1885 Southwark Reg District London England
son of James Charman & Elizabeth Turner
Catherine & William Charman had 3 children
Jane, Frederick William & Catherine "Kate" Charman

6. William Stephen 1818 in Horsham, Sussex, England - deceased

7.Lavinia 1826 in Brighton, Sussex, England - deceased

great great great great great grandparents
John Loxleye 1580- dec & Bridget Mosleye abt 1582-dec

Great great great great grandparents
John Bodenham abt 1610 -dec & Agnes abt 1615 -dec
John Loxley 1602-dec & Mary Denbye abt 1605-dec

great great great grandparents;
John Lanham 1624 -dec & Elizabeth 1628 -dec
William Bodenham 1644 -dec & Anne Tanner 1650 -dec
Henry Loxley 1640-dec

Great great grandparents:
Thomas Lanham 1654 - 1718 & Elizabeth Scaplin 1655 -deceased
Henry Loxley 1665 - deceased & Elizabeth Bodenham 1675 -dec

great grandparents:
William Lanham 1691-1768  &  Ann Loxly 1697 -1739
Richard Sayers abt 1720 -deceased & Ann

grandparents:
William Lanham 1723-1782 & Mary Slade 1732-1782
Stephen Sayers 1742 - dec & Betty Pronger 1746 - deceased

parents:
Henry Lanham 1760-1820 & Amey Sayers 1775 - dec
            

Whether Robin of Loxley was a character of fiction or a name used in ballads which acted as the messenger between the Holy Wars and England we will never really know. Certainly the Loxley history organisations have spent many hours in research. Our Ann was married to William Lanham on 10 apr 1721 at St Mary's Church Wilton Bishopstone England is a descendant of the French/Norman Loxley's who inherited/ were gifted land and titles in England

http://midgleywebpages.com/loxley.html
for music and scenes from the Robin Hood film click on the link below
http://midgleywebpages.com/robinhoodthetruth.html
more information may be found at;
http://www.robinhoodloxley.net
Generation No. 1
1.        Richard1 LOXLEY, born before 1520, in Bradfield,YKS, died about 1560, in Bradfield.
Notes for Richard LOXLEY: Richard is the direct descendant of Thomas de Lokeslay, the Bailiff of Bradfield in 1399. His pedigree, and reference to the manuscripts supporting this, is included in 'An Account of the Loxleys of Hallamshire', by F L Preston (1966), held by the Local Studies Section of Sheffield City Library, reference 929.2 LOXL SST. It includes an introductory chapter on the connection with Robertus de Lokeslay, the reputed 'Robin Hood' of Sherwood Forest. The extensive ancient parishes of Sheffield and Ecclesfield, including the chapelry of Bradfield, formed the Manor of Hallamshire. In Bradfield was Loxley Chase which was the forest preserve of the Lord of the Manor, De Lovetot, who had come from Huntingdonshire. The Sheffield De Lovetots ended with a daughter, who married Gerard de Furnival. Thomas de Lokeslay's son John was Reeve of Bradfield in 1417 and again (perhaps his son John) in 1439 to 1443. A branch of the De Lovetots continued in Huntingdonshire. The published records of that County refer to land held by Robertus de Lokesley in 1242, to Thomas de Lockely in 1247, and to Rogerus de Lovetot in 1247. Roger was Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in 1255-8. In view of the strong connection between Hallamshire and these counties then it is probable that a Bradfield Loxley had received lands in Huntingdonshire. Hence the family tradition of descent from Lord Loxley, Earl of Huntingdon!


                                                                                                                                      
                                                             William Stephen Martin Lanham
                                                                                       (Grocer, Miner & Poet)
                                                                           3 may 1807 Horsham, Sussex, England -
                                                                                                       12 May 1889
                                                                                            Wills St, Smythesdale, Victoria, Australia
                                                                                                             youngest of 8 children to
                                                                                Henry Lanham & Amey Sayers
                                                                               
                                                                                        married 9 jul 1841
                                                                         St David's Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
                                                                    by rites and ceremonies of the Church of England and Ireland

                                                  Maria Leviston
                         born: 27 sep 1823  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia  
                        died: 23 feb 1883 Preston Hill, Carngham, Victoria, Australia
                      daughter of William James Leviston & Jane Victoria Champion
Carngham property of neighbours to Bill & Maria
William & Maria had 16 children
Ellen Elizabeth (1), William Henry, Maria Amey, David Leslie,
      Martha Jane, Thomas, Emily, Selina, James, Robert Henry,
      Ellen Elizabeth (2), Emily, William Stephen Stamford, Mary,
                   Annie, un-named child, & Selina Alice Lanham

details on William & Maria Lanham's children may be found towards end of page
Wills St, Smythesdale, Victoria
Eureka Stockade (30 oct - 4 dec 1854)
The Eureka rebellion is considered by some historians to be the birthplace of Australian democracy. It is the only Australian example of armed rebellion leading to reform of unfair laws. The Southern Cross flag has been used as a symbol of protest by organisations and individuals at both ends of the political spectrum.

News of the discovery of gold at Ballarat, outside Melbourne in 1851, brought a flood of gold seeking immigrants to Australia from Britain, Ireland, the United States, China, France, Italy, Germany and from every corner of the globe. Adventurers rubbed shoulders with criminals. Irish rebels, chartists and revolutionaries from the failed 1848 revolutions across Europe, came to Ballarat to find their fortunes. The Victorian colonial authorities proposed that a three pound monthly license fee be levied on diggers. After a number of protests, the fee was reduced to one pound ten shillings. This fee was still considered exorbitant by the diggers because in 1851 a squatter could buy twenty square miles of land from the Victorian government for one pound ten shillings.
The license allowed the miner to mine 144 square feet, they were expected to keep the license on them at all times and they were not allowed to mine on Sundays. The licenses were not transferable and had to be produced on demand whenever demanded to any commissioner, peace officer or other duly authorised person. The scene is set for the 1854 Eureka rebellion.

From the beginning of European colonisation in Victoria, in 1836 to 1851, the landed aristocracy had taken over most of the land in Victoria and cleared the indigenous inhabitants off their land in the most brutal and barbaric fashion. The squatters had only paid the Victorian government around a quarter of a million pounds for the privilege of owning most of Victoria. Most had not bothered to pay more than a token deposit for some of the best land in Australia.
http://www.takver.com/history/eureka.htm

siblings of Maria Leviston
daughter of
William James Leviston & Jane Victoria Champion
1. Mary Ann 1812 Guernsey, Channel Island,  UK  - 10 jun 1857 Geelong Hospital Victoria Australia
  married 20 jun 1827 Glenorchy, Hobart, Tasmania Australia
John Gill
20 aug 1790 Daventry, Northhamptonshire, England - 23 oct 1857 Napoleans, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
son of John & Elizabeth Gill
Mary Ann & John had 12 children all born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
William James, Ann Elizabeth, Eliza Delicia, Thomas, Jane, Maria, Mary Ann, Esther, John, Catherine Rebecca, Theresa, Margaret

2. John abt 1815 outside Australia - 16 oct 1896 Victoria Australia  buried Bunninyong Cemetry, Victoria Australia

3. Henry Pounder Glory 7 jan 1818 At sea on the  "Glory" -  16 oct 1896 Napoleans, Victoria Australia
married (1) 1 sep 1851 Christ Church, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Isabella Herrod 1835 -1857
daughter of Samuel Herrod & Isabella Butt
Married (2) 30 jul 1861 Bunninyong, Victoria Australia
Margaret Clinch 1846 -1935
daughter of Thomas Clinch & Margaret Cohan
married (3) Mary Ann Homewood
Mary Ann had 4 children accepted by Henry Pounder Glory Leviston

Henry & Isabella had  3 children
Thomas William, Henry (1), Henry (2)

Henry & Margaret had 11 children
Margaret, Henry Edward, Mary, John, David John, Frances, William, Jane, Louise, Edward & James

4. Joseph Daniel Samuel Hallery 25 May 1820 Hobart, Van Diemens Land, Aus - 1822 Hobart, Van Diemens Land, Australia

5. Martha Jane 9 apr 1821 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - deceased

6. Margaret Jane 9 apr 1821 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -
                                                   26 aug 1913 Tasmania, Australia
married 2 jan 1837 Newtown, Tasmania, Australia
David Isaac McGuire 1802-1870
son of Peter McGuire & Catherine Lemon
Margaret & David had 5 children all born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Catherine, Mary Ann, Julia, male, William, & Maria Agnes

7.  Ann Elizabeth 30 sep 1825 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -
                      mar 1828 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

8. Thomas 6 jan 1827 Tasmania, Australia -
        oct 1851 Nicholas St., Chilwell, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

9.David Leslie or Lester 22 jan 1830 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -                                              9 apr 1908 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
married 6 apr 1852 Church England. Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Caroline Grix  1835 -1914
daughter of Benjamin Grix & Lydia Drory
David & Caroline had 13 children
Benjamin David, William, Maria, Charles, Jane, Lydia, Albert Leslie, Thomas, Walter, Alfred Ernest,
Arthur Edwin, Florence Helena, & Caroline

10. James 12 may 1832  Glenorchy, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -                                                    1909 Rainbow, Victoria, Australia

11. Eleanor 12 dec1833 Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia - deceased

great grandparents
James Champion 18 dec 1741
              & Sarah
Thomas Bennett 1760- deceased
             & Elizabeth Dray 6 feb 1760 - deceased

grandparents
Thomas Champion 1770 Horsham, Sussex, England  -  
                                deceased Horsham, Sussex, England
  & Elizabeth Bennett 15 nov 1799 Horsham, Sussex, England -
                                                 deceased Horsham, Sussex, England

grandparents
William Leviston  abt 1755 Dublin, Ireland - deceased
  & Margaret Leslie  abt 1760 - 1817 Sydney, New South Wales, Aus

parents
William James Leviston & Jane Victoria Champion
This page was ceated by Gailea
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I'm sharing that 'little bit o' green" bequeathed by our Leviston Irish ancestory to bring us luck, good health & good fortune shared with humour and love
monument to William Stephen Lanham at Preston Hill, near Smythesdale,Victoria, Australia