Wednesday, April 29, 2020

GeniAus - #AtoZChallenge - Y is for Remembering The Young Ones

During April 2020 the month of this #AtoZChallenge I will be sharing short posts on some of the 2,000+ descendants I have identified of my 3x Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth Phipps

Elizabeth Phipps 1785-1869 was a convict who was transported from England to New South Wales in 1814 per Wanstead

I haven't been able to find any of Elizabeth's descendants bore the surname Young but I have found several in the earliest generations who died at a rather young age.

Two of Elizabeth's children had short lives. Harriet Westbrook was 14 when she died and William Westbrook was only 8 years old when he died in 1829. We do not know the fate of Elizabeth's child who travelled with her to New South Wales on the Wanstead.

Several of Elizabeth's Grandchildren had short lives. Louisa Clifford lived for only four days in 1833 and her brother William Clifford for five days. Three of William John Westbrook (Magick)'s children, Susanna Rebecca Magick, Anna Harriet Magick and Hannah V died in infancy. Neither Thomas Joseph Ashton or his sibling Harriett Ashton reached the age of 1.

In the Sly family Edwin H Sly  and Ernest A Sly had very short lives. Robert H Magick died at the age of 2 in 1861, his male sibling died   1871 and George Thomas Magick was about 4 months old when he died in 1873.

Of Adelina and Thomas Hogden's offspring Robert Hogden died in 1858 before he turned 1 and Herbert Hogden was 2 when he died in 1868.

I would love to have more details of these short young lives. Should you have additional information or find any errors in my post please contact me. 


ScotSue said...

I liked your interpretation of the letter Y with the theme of Young Lives. Most of us must have sad examples in our family tree
of children dying well before their time. Thank you for the idea as a blog prompt.

Anne Young said...

So much lost potential:(

Molly of Molly's Canopy said...

Blogging about family members who died young is a poignant way of remembering them. Their lives may have been cut short, but they still had an impact on their parents and siblings in the short time they were here -- and that is worth honoring and remembering as you have done here.

Dianne said...

Wonderful post for the letter Y.
It always saddens me when I find an ancestor whose children died young. After my brother and I, my Mom had a daughter born with RH disease... which in all probability should have been me! In the days when people had a housefull of children, when I find only one child I wonder if the mother had the same problem of having negative blood.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

The early deaths of children can be heartbreaking to read about, let alone to live through. Even though it was more common it’s hard to imagine their parents found it any easier to cope with.


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