John Oliver's Family History Pages

Our Oliver Family

This story starts in England and this will show the first four generations of Olivers, that we know of.

 

These are the Descendants of William Oliver

Generation No. 1

William Oliver was born Abt. 1758 in Hunts, England (Huntingdonshire), and died Abt. 1806.  He married Ann Crawford 24 July 1784 in St Marylebone, Marylebone Road, London, England, daughter of James Crawford and Ann Unknown.  She was born Abt. 11 November 1764 in Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England, and died Abt. 1808.

       

Children of William Oliver and Ann Crawford are:

      i.    Mary Ann Oliver, born Bef. 06 April 1788 in London, England; died Unknown.

     ii.    William Charles Oliver, born Bef. 25 July 1790 in London, England; died Unknown.

     iii.    Joseph Oliver, born 09 September 1791 in Southwark, Surrey, London, England; died 14 December 1860 in Camberwell, London, England.

     iv.    Charles Crawford Oliver, born 16 March 1793 in London, England; died Unknown.

     v.    Charlotte Elizabeth Oliver, born 02 September 1794 in Southwark, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

     vi.    Martha Oliver, born 01 February 1796 in Southwark, Surrey, England; died 1801.

     vii.    Thomas Fredrick Gilliard Oliver, born 1798 in Southwark, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

 William was a Grazier of Huntingdonshire England, and probably can be traced to the slow migration of animal (sheep and cattle) handlers from the north from the 10th-11th century from Roxborough, Peebleshire, Scotland.

 It seems that "farms" were established along the main routes and set up as feeding centres for the movement of animals to the main market in the London area. It is from these agricultural sites that most of the emigrants to the USA in the 1600's - 1800's were found.

 

Generation No. 2

Joseph Oliver was born 09 September 1791 in Southwark, Surrey, London, England, and died 14 December 1860 in Camberwell, London, England.  He married Eleanor Ann Readwin 1816 in Southwark, London, England, daughter of Henry Readwin and Sarah Allison.  She was born August 1800 in Fakenham, Norfolk, England, and died 1886 in Camberwell, Surrey, England.

Children of Joseph Oliver and Eleanor Readwin are:

     i.    Ellen Sarah Oliver, born 17 November 1817 in Shadwell, Blackfriars, London, England; died 25 November 1906 in Dulwich, London, England.

     ii.    Eliza Finch Oliver, born January 1820 in Southwark,Surrey, England; died March 1892 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England.

     iii.    Caroline Jane Oliver, born 07 April 1822 in Blackfriars, Lambeth, England; died 20 February 1897 in Dulwich, Surrey, England.

     iv.    Harriet Ann Oliver, born 04 July 1824 in Middlesex, London, England; died 1921 in Camberwell, Surrey, England.

     v.    Charles Lawson Oliver, born Bef. 17 September 1826 in London, England; died Unknown in Drowned at Sea.

     vi.    Joseph William Oliver, born Bef. 22 February 1829 in Blackfriars, London, England; died 18 June 1900 in Invergargill, New Zealand.

     vii.    Jane Louise Oliver, born 21 April 1831 in Southwark, Surrey, England; died 1885 in Islington, London, England.

     viii.    Walter Valentine Oliver, born 14 February 1833 in Camberwell, Surrey, England; died 03 December 1915 in Wandsworth, London, England.

 Joseph  was  a writer or clerk, in the London Offices of the Honourable East India Company ,(Accountant or bookkeeper).

 Generation No. 3

 Eliza Finch Oliver was born January 1820 in Southwark, Surrey, England, and died March 1892 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England.  She married Alfred George Abt. November 1843 in Islington, Middlesex, England.  He was born 1820 in Honiton, Middlesex, England, and died Bef. 1861.

Children of Eliza Oliver and Alfred George are:

     i.    Frederick D George, born Abt. 1846 in Manchester, England; died Unknown.

     ii.    Annie George, born 1849 in St George in the East; died Unknown.

     iii.    Arthur William George, born Abt. 1850 in Peckham, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

     iv.    Eleanor Louisa George, born 06 May 1852 in St George The Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

      v.    Alfred Thomas George, born Abt. 1855 in Surrey, England; died Unknown.

      vi.    Josephine Harriett George, born Abt. 1857 in Surrey, England; died Unknown.

      vii.    Eliza George, born Unknown; died Unknown.  She married Unknown Smith Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.

 

Caroline Jane Oliver was born 07 April 1822 in Blackfriars, Lambeth, England, and died 20 February 1897 in Dulwich, Surrey, England.  She married Richard Hoe June 1857 in Camberwell, London, England, son of Richard Hoe and Esther Cole.  He was born Abt. 1820 in St Mary Axe, London, England, and died December 1873 in Greenwich, Greater London, Kent, London.

Children of Caroline Oliver and Richard Hoe are:

     i.    Richard Charles Hoe, born March 1858 in St Savouirs, Southwark, Surrey; died Unknown.

     ii.    Joseph Walter Hoe, born March 1860 in St James, Bermondsey, Surrey; died Bet. 1931 - 1936 in Preston, Victoria.

     iii.    Purcival Burton Hoe, born March 1862 in St James, Bermondsey, Surrey; died Unknown.

     iv.    Caroline Sophia Hoe, born Bet. May - June 1864 in St James, Bermondsey, Surrey; died Unknown.  She married First-Name Duncan Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.

 

Harriet Ann Oliver was born 04 July 1824 in Middlesex, London, England, and died 1921 in Camberwell, Surrey, England.  She married Martin Wright 15 December 1862 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, son of Martin Wright and Mary.  He was born Abt. 1802, and died 1869 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England.

Child of Harriet Oliver and Martin Wright is:

     i.    Constance Eleanor Wright, born June 1864 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England; died 1951 in Camberwell, Surrey, England.

 

Jane Louise Oliver was born 21 April 1831 in Southwark, Surrey, England, and died 1885 in Islington, London, England.  She married Richard Brown Abt. 1864.  He was born 1828 in Hounds Green, Surrey, England, and died Unknown.

Children of Jane Oliver and Richard Brown are:

     i.    Alice Louisa Mary Ann Brown, born 21 November 1864 in Deptford, Kent, England; died Unknown.

     ii.    Gertrude A Brown, born 1867 in Lewisham, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

     iii.    Emily A Brown, born 1876 in Peckham, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

 

Walter Valentine Oliver was born 14 February 1833 in Camberwell, Surrey, England, and died 03 December 1915 in Wandsworth, London, England.  He married Caroline Hallaway June 1855 in Camberwell, London, England, daughter of Anthony Hallaway and Ann Hitchkiss.  She was born 30 December 1831 in The Windmill, Beddington, Surrey, England, and died March 1915 in Putney, England.

Children of Walter Oliver and Caroline Hallaway are:

     i.    Harold Walker Oliver, born July 1856 in Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, England; died 09 November 1930.

      ii.    Edgar Joseph Valentine Oliver, born 11 October 1857 in Lambeth, Croyden, Surrey, England; died December 1944 in Croydon, Surrey, England.

     iii.    Alfred James Oliver, born 11 July 1859 in Lambeth, Surrey, England; died 02 February 1929 in Debden, Essex, England.

     iv.    Edmund Herbert Oliver, born Abt. 1861 in Lambeth, Surrey, England; died Bef. 1871 in Surrey, England.

      v.    Athelston Charles Oliver, born 31 October 1862 in Lothian Rd, Camberwell, Surrey, England; died 26 September 1951 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

      vi.    Edward Readwin Oliver, born March 1866 in Camberwell, London, England; died October 1869 in Camberwell, London, England.

     vii.    Alice Caroline Oliver, born 13 February 1868 in Camberwell, Surrey, England; died May 1955 in Birmingham, England.

     viii.    Edwin Arthur Oliver, born 22 January 1871 in Camberwell, Surrey, England; died May 1928 in Ealing, Middlesex, England.

      ix.    Hilda Emma Oliver, born 20 February 1873 in Camberwell, Surrey, England; died 25 February 1959 in Chelmford, Essex, England.  She married James Arthur Patrick Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.

     x.    Edith Caroline Oliver, born Abt. 1900 in Check 1911 Census for Family; died Unknown.

Walter was employed in J.C. & J. Field Ltd, candle and soap manufacturers of Lambeth, a very old firm which does not exist today. Alfred James. and two other related family (Edgar & Harold) were also employed. Walter had a very good job for those days, but became involved with some shady people who were going to make his fortune. Something went wrong however and he lost all his money and finally was practically sacked by the firm on a very small pension for the rest of his life. It may have been that these people were not crooks, but were just unlucky, and that there really was a chance of making a fortune. Anyhow it didn’t come off. Walter died in 1915 during the 1st World war in reduced circumstances. His wife Caroline (nee Hallaway) died 9 months preceding him. There was apparently no love lost between them, and evident that none of his sons or daughters favoured him in later life.

Caroline was born at the Windmill, Beddington, Surrey. Her father was the Miller of Beddington, Anthony Halloway. Her Mother was Ann Nunn Hedgekiss from Milton Abbas in Dorset. The family was formed with six brothers and six sisters, all of whom grew up and left descendants.

Several of her brothers were millers too, but one was in the 8th Hussars and took part in the famous charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava being one of the thirty in the Regiment that survived. Another brother ran away with his brother's wife and her children, who were of course his own nephews and nieces.

Generation No. 4

 

Eleanor Louisa George was born 06 May 1852 in St George The Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England, and died Unknown.  She married Unknown Smith Unknown.  He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Child of Eleanor George and Unknown Smith is:

       i.    May Smith, born Abt. 1878; died Unknown.

 

Josephine Harriett George was born Abt. 1857 in Surrey, England, and died Unknown.  

Child of Josephine George and Unknown Manley is:

       i.    Josephine Manley, born 1876 in Somerset, Yeovilton; died Unknown.


Joseph Walter Hoe was born March 1860 in St James, Bermondsey, Surrey, and died Bet. 1931 - 1936 in Preston, Victoria.  He married Rhoda Unknown.  She was born Unknown.

Children of Joseph Hoe and Rhoda are:

                  i.    Jessica Lillian Hoe, born Unknown.

                 ii.    Nellie Ellen Rhoda Hoe, born Unknown.

 

Constance Eleanor Wright was born June 1864 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, and died 1951 in Camberwell, Surrey, England.  She married Richard Noel Camp 1884 in Camberwell, London, England, son of James Camp and Elizabeth.  He was born Abt. 1861 in Peterchurch, Herefordshire, England, and died 1929 in Camberwell, Surrey, England.

Children of Constance Wright and Richard Camp are:

      i.    Edgar Richard Camp, born Abt. 1886 in Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

     ii.    Hilda Eleanor Camp, born Abt. 1889 in Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

     iii.    Eveline Florence Camp, born Abt. 1890 in Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, England

     iv.    Percy Frederick Camp, born Abt. 1892 in Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, England; died 1979 in St Germans, Cornwall, England.

     v.    Herbert Walter Camp, born Abt. 1895 in Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

     vi.    Edith Camp, born Abt. 1897 in Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

     vii.    Sidney Camp, born Abt. 1900 in Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

 

Harold Walker Oliver was born July 1856 in Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, England, and died 09 November 1930.  He married Annie Agnes Pearson March 1888 in Stepney, London, England, daughter of Charles Pearson and unKnown.  She was born Abt. August 1863 in Walworth, Surrey, England, and died Unknown.

Children of Harold Oliver and Annie Pearson are:

      i.    Reginald Oliver, born 01 August 1891 in London; died Unknown.

      ii.    Sydney Oliver, born January 1901; died Unknown.  He married Dorothy Penn Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.

 

Edgar Joseph Valentine Oliver was born 11 October 1857 in Lambeth, Croyden, Surrey, England, and died December 1944 in Croydon, Surrey, England.  He married (1) Ellen Miles Bet. 1833 - 1835, daughter of William Miles and Mary Gates.  She was born Abt. 1864 in Forest Row, Sussex, England, and died Unknown.  He married (2) Florence Julie Anderson 1880.  She was born Unknown, and died 1883.

Children of Edgar Oliver and Ellen Miles are:

      i.    Edward Miles Oliver, born June 1886 in Wallington, Surrey, England; died Bef. 1990.  He married Dorothy Ellen Penn March 1918 in Bromley, Greater London, Kent; born December 1892 in Beckenham, Kent, England; died Unknown.

      ii.    Walter Guy Oliver, born December 1890 in Wallington, Surrey, England; died Bef. 1998.  He married Edith Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.

 

 Alfred James Oliver was born 11 July 1859 in Lambeth, Surrey, England, and died 02 February 1929 in Debden, Essex, England.  He married Mary Ann Simmons Unknown, daughter of Charles Edmund Simmons.  She was born 04 May 1865 in Carshalston, Surrey, England, and died 27 September 1956.

Children of Alfred Oliver and Mary Simmons are:

       i.    Wilfred Edmund J7 Oliver, born 24 August 1894 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England; died Unknown.  He married Mildred Mary Dowling Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.

      ii.    Lawrence Gregory Oliver, born 09 November 1897 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England; died Bef. 1997.  He married Mary Burton Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.

      iii.    Edith Oliver, born Unknown; died Unknown.  She married Walter Guy Unknown; born 1888; died Unknown.

 

Athelston Charles Oliver was born 31 October 1862 in Lothian Rd, Camberwell, Surrey, England, and died 26 September 1951 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  He married Ada Helena Orchard 12 October 1894 in Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW, Australia, daughter of Benjamin Orchard and Eliza Taylor.  She was born 23 July 1864 in Aboard Ship "Petersborough" off St Helena on way to Hong Kong/China, and died 07 May 1908 in Eventide, Sandgate ,Brisbane, Queensland.

Children of Athelston Oliver and Ada Orchard are:

       i.    Edwin Orchard Oliver, born 26 December 1895 in Blackall, Queensland, Australia; died 25 April 1988 in Nambour, Queensland, Australia.  He married Gertrude Isobel Hall Smith 26 April 1924 in Wynnum South, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; born 04 October 1898 in Wooloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; died 28 January 1988 in Nambour, Queensland, Australia.

       ii.    Cecile Thalia Oliver, born 09 March 1897 in Blackall, Queensland, Australia; died 23 June 1994 in Nambour, Queensland, Australia.  She married Norman Ernest Cullum Abt. 1919; born 12 May 1898 in Ipswich, Queensland, Auatralia; died 18 January 1953 in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

       iii.    Roland Halloway Oliver, born 09 August 1899 in Clermont, Queensland, Australia; died 23 August 1984 in Wanganui, New Zealand.  He married (1) Marie Ida Cameron 1932; born July 1910 in Wanganui, New Zealand; died 30 May 1972 in Wanganui, New Zealand.  He married (2) Hilda Hurley Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.

       iv.    Edith Myrtle Oliver, born 22 February 1901 in Clermont, Queensland, Australia; died Unknown.  She married Sydney Herbert Chattin Unknown; born Unknown in St Pancras, England; died 16 October 1937 in RHA & RFA, England.

        v.    Alfred Benjamin Oliver, born 07 May 1908 in Albany Creek, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; died 02 June 1987 in Nambour, Queensland, Australia.  He married (1) Lillian Mary Gozzard 25 October 1929 in Clayfield, Queensland, Australia; born 10 November 1910 in Oxford, England; died 05 September 2001 in Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia.  He married (2) Elizabeth Sophia Sellars 08 July 1971 in Nambour, Queensland, Australia; born 04 March 1907; died 12 September 1989 in Caloundra, Queensland, Australia.

Athelston was of a literary disposition and was fond of writing poetry, which he did very well. This sort of thing would not commend itself to HIS father who looked upon anything not connected with business as a waste of time.

It seems his father got him several jobs which he soon lost, and set him up in business of some kind, but it  was no good. Finally he was packed off to Australia in disgrace. As you know, Australia in those days was not what it is now, and what a man of his temperament must have suffered before he settled down to the rough life, can be imagined. If his conduct later on was not all that it should have been, I think we should take this into account.

Athelston returned to England to work in the Sheffield Munitions Factory during World War 1. His transport and wages were paid for by the Australian Government as part of the war effort.

 

Alice Caroline Oliver was born 13 February 1868 in Camberwell, Surrey, England, and died May 1955 in Birmingham, England.  She married Frank Hancock Unknown.  He was born 18 November 1872 in Claines, Worcester, England, and died Unknown.

Child of Alice Oliver and Frank Hancock is:

        i.    Kathleen Hancock, born 22 May 1898 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England; died Unknown.

 

 Edwin Arthur Oliver was born 22 January 1871 in Camberwell, Surrey, England, and died May 1928 in Ealing, Middlesex, England.  He married Grace Blackman Unknown.  She was born Abt. 1867 in Hackney, Middlesex, London, and died Unknown.

Child of Edwin Oliver and Grace Blackman is:

      i.    Phyllis Grace Oliver, born 01 December 1896 in Sydenham, Kent, England; died Unknown.  She married Bernard Gee Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.