Shep's Place Family Tree

William Samuel Will CAFFYN  ‎(I4810)‎
Given Names: William Samuel
Surname: CAFFYN
Nickname: Will

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 26 May 1840 44 32 Withyham, Sussex, England
Death: 1907 ‎(Age 66)‎ Queensland, Australia
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 26 May 1840 44 32 Withyham, Sussex, England

Baptism 21 June 1840 ‎(Age 26 days)‎ Withyham, Sussex, England

Marriage Mary Anne SHEPHERD - 9 March 1868 ‎(Age 27)‎ Union Chapel, Morphett Vale, South Australia, Australia

Marriage Elizabeth Jane POTTS - 1872 ‎(Age 31)‎ Queensland, Australia

Biographical Notes

Hide Details Note: William was a miller as was his father, Thomas Caffyn, and his father-in-law, John Shepherd.

William's first wife, Mary Anne Shepherd, did not like the name William. ‎[See the letter which Mary Anne wrote to her sister Emilie.]‎

Mary Anne died in September 1869 at Ashurst Mill. At some stage the Shepherds lost touch with Will but it appears that he returned to Australia after Mary Anne died and married Elizabeth Jane Potts in 1872 in Queensland. Six children were born of this second marriage in NSW and Queensland.

Will's brother Thomas named a baby for Will. The baby was baptised on 28 September 1879, William Samuel Caffyn.

Family Notes Elizabeth Jane POTTS -

Note: There were six children of this marriage born in Queensland and NSW.
Death 1907 ‎(Age 66)‎ Queensland, Australia

Last Change 6 October 2011 - 09:12:51 - by: Administrator
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Parents Family  (F3732)
Thomas CAFFYN
1796 -
Frances Sarah Fanny ‎(unknown)‎
1808 - 1873
Thomas CAFFYN
1839 -
William Samuel Will CAFFYN
1840 - 1907
Charles CAFFYN
1843 -
Fanny CAFFYN
1844 - 1900

Immediate Family  (F1673)
Mary Anne SHEPHERD
1847 - 1869

Immediate Family  (F9170)
Elizabeth Jane POTTS
-


Notes

Shared Note
Birth location is possible but not certain.

Death of spouse In the family bible we see that "Mary Ann Caffyn-daughter to John & Harriett Shepherd died September 21st 1869 Ashurst Mill, Kent England ‎(near Tunbridge Wells)‎.
Biographical Notes William was a miller as was his father, Thomas Caffyn, and his father-in-law, John Shepherd.

William's first wife, Mary Anne Shepherd, did not like the name William. ‎[See the letter which Mary Anne wrote to her sister Emilie.]‎

Mary Anne died in September 1869 at Ashurst Mill. At some stage the Shepherds lost touch with Will but it appears that he returned to Australia after Mary Anne died and married Elizabeth Jane Potts in 1872 in Queensland. Six children were born of this second marriage in NSW and Queensland.

Will's brother Thomas named a baby for Will. The baby was baptised on 28 September 1879, William Samuel Caffyn.
Family Notes There were six children of this marriage born in Queensland and NSW.
Family Notes There were six children of this marriage born in Queensland and NSW.

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Sources

Source
England Census 1841
Citation Details:  Sussex, Withyham 6

Source
England Census 1851
Citation Details:  Kent, Ashurst 2

Source
England Census 1861
Citation Details:  Kent, Ashurst 2a Ashurst 2 Mile House

Source
England & Wales Death Index 1837-1983
Citation Details:  July-Aug-Sept quarter 1879 Tonbridge Wells, Kent, Sussex

Source
Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885
Publication: South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society Inc 1986 ISBN 0 9594815 3 2 (set of 4 volumes)
Citation Details:  Vol 1, Page 223
  Text: CAFFYN Wm Saml par : Thos b: c1840 KEN ENG
d: 1870s Qld/Fiji arr: c1864 GOTHENBURG occ: Miller
res: McLaren Vale rel: Prot
m: 9.3.1868 Morphett Vale SA Mary Anne nee
SHEPHERD par: John & Harriet nee PAYNE
b: 10.12.1847 Steep HAM ENG d: 21.9.1869 Ashurst
Mill KEN ENG ch: no issue
‎[Note: death: "1870s Qld/Fiji" now known to be incorrect.]‎

Source
Norman Bailey
Citation Details:  Email October 2011

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Family with Parents
Father
Thomas CAFFYN ‎(I11631)‎
Birth circa 1796 Withyham, Sussex, England
12 years
Mother
 
Frances Sarah Fanny ‎(unknown)‎ ‎(I11629)‎
Birth circa 1808 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Death 1873 ‎(Age 65)‎ Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Marriage: Yes
#1
Brother
Thomas CAFFYN ‎(I11630)‎
Birth 18 March 1839 43 31 Withyham, Sussex, England
14 months
#2
William Samuel Will CAFFYN ‎(I4810)‎
Birth 26 May 1840 44 32 Withyham, Sussex, England
Death 1907 ‎(Age 66)‎ Queensland, Australia
3 years
#3
Brother
Charles CAFFYN ‎(I11628)‎
Birth 1843 47 35 Ashurst, Kent, England
1 year
#4
Sister
Fanny CAFFYN ‎(I11627)‎
Birth circa 1844 48 36 Ashurst, Kent, England
Death 1900 ‎(Age 56)‎ Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Family with Mary Anne SHEPHERD
William Samuel Will CAFFYN ‎(I4810)‎
Birth 26 May 1840 44 32 Withyham, Sussex, England
Death 1907 ‎(Age 66)‎ Queensland, Australia
8 years
Wife
 
Mary Anne SHEPHERD ‎(I4753)‎
Birth 10 December 1847 36 32 Steep, Hampshire, England
Death 21 September 1869 ‎(Age 21)‎ Ashurst, Kent, England

Marriage: 9 March 1868 -- Union Chapel, Morphett Vale, South Australia, Australia
Family with Elizabeth Jane POTTS
William Samuel Will CAFFYN ‎(I4810)‎
Birth 26 May 1840 44 32 Withyham, Sussex, England
Death 1907 ‎(Age 66)‎ Queensland, Australia
Wife
Elizabeth Jane POTTS ‎(I26515)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes

Marriage: 1872 -- Queensland, Australia