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Bullas 'Family Stories'

By Martyn Smith, 28 March, 2010

Details
First Family Member Details
Family Stories
Family Contact, including related link

First Family Member Details

Surname: BULLAS
Given Name(s): David
Occupation(s): furnaceman, miner, farmer

Birth Details
Birth Town: Arksey
Birth County,
Region, Province:
Yorkshire
Birth Country: England
Birth Date: 24 Feb 1806

Death Details
Death Town: Ballarat
Death State/Territory: Victoria
Death Country: Australia
Death Date: 10 Aug 1890

Immigration Details
Air/Port Landed: Melbourne
Ship/Plane: Titan
Year Arrived: 1857
Surname: BLACKWELL
Given Name(s): Elizabeth
Occupation(s): housewife

Birth Details
Birth Town: Sheffield
Birth County,
Region, Province:
Yorkshire
Birth Country: England
Birth Date: 22 Nov 1813

Death Details
Death Town: Spring Mount
Death State/Territory: Victoria
Death Country: Australia
Death Date: 22 Dec 1880

Immigration Details
Air/Port Landed: Melbourne
Ship/Plane: Titan
Year Arrived: 1857
Family Stories

Life in Australia:

(Note:- The following rather cursory account is expanded upon on a separate FF2001 webpage that includes details of David's first wife, Ann HUTCHINSON, as well as details of Elizabeth BLACKWELL, his second wife.)

The Register of 1880 "Deaths in the District of Creswick in the Colony of Victoria" states that Elizabeth died of "Double Pneumonia & Congestion of Lungs".  The duration of her illness was "30 days".  Her children are listed as "Joseph deceased", "Thomas 33 years", "Moses 31 years", "Elizabeth 27 years" and "Hester 25 years".  The Register shows that Elizabeth's stepson, John BULLAS, was the official informant and that she was buried at Creswick on 24th December by Wesleyan Minister Martin Dyson, the official witness being Undertaker A. Pascoe.

Life Before Australia:

David (51 yo) and Elizabeth (44) BULLAS sailed together for Australia on board the 'Titan' in 1857, having departed Liverpool Thursday, 21st May and arrived Hobson's Bay, Melbourne, Sunday, 30th August.  With them were youngsters

  • Ann (20),
  • Mary (18),
  • Joseph (13),
  • Thomas (10),
  • Moses (9),
  • Elizabeth (5) and
  • Esther (3).

David and Elizabeth were married in Sheffield, Yorkshire on 22nd November, 1841.

Elizabeth, apparently a widow, was David's second wife. David's 1890 death registration, on which son Thomas Bullas is shown as official informant, records that Elizabeth's name when she married David was Elizabeth BLACKWELL, nee HAMMOND.

On Elizabeth's own 1880 death registration ("stepson" John Bullas the official informant) her father's name is listed as "Hammon".  No Christian name is given but he is described as a "Farm Labourer".  There are no details of Elizabeth's mother recorded.

Family Contacts 
Surname: SMITH
Given Name: Martyn
Email: mgswebaus@yahoo.com
Related Link: Directory of Helen and Martyn Smith's FF2001 Webpages

Surname:   BULLAS
Given Name:: Leonard
Email: bullaslen@earthlink.net

Last updated by Martyn SMITH on 28 March 2010.

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