Thomas Lee

ID# 23791, b. 1852
Birth:
Thomas Lee was born in 1852 at Meldreth, Cambridgeshire.


Thomas Lee was the son of Joseph Lee and Letty Howard.
Thomas Lee appeared in the 1861 census at
Meldreth, Cambridgeshire.
On 7 April 1861:-

LEE, Joseph Head Mar 48 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Letty Wife Mar 44 Labourers Wife Lidlington, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Joseph Son Unm 21 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, William Son Unm 19 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, George Son Unm 12 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Thomas Son Unm 8 Farmers Boy Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Amos Son Unm 3 - Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
COOK, A Dau Visitor Mar 23 Dressmaker Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
COOK, E Dau - 3 - Meldreth, Cambridgeshire

Address: Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Registration district: Royston Enumeration district: 15
Piece number: 815 Folio number: 55 Page number: 5.



Thomas Lee appeared in the 1871 census at
Cheescake End, Meldreth, Cambridgeshire.
On 2 April 1871:-

LEE, Joseph Head Mar 59 Coal Carter Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Letty Wife Mar 56 Wife of Coal Carter Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, George Son Unm 22 Ag Lab Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Thomas Son Unm 19 Ag Lab Meldreth, Cambridgeshire

Address: Cheescake End, Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Registration district: Royston
Archive reference: RG10 Piece number: 1363 Folio: 23 Page: 17.


Amos Lee

ID# 23792, b. 1857
Birth:
Amos Lee was born in 1857 at Meldreth, Cambridgeshire.


Amos Lee was the son of Joseph Lee and Letty Howard.
Amos Lee appeared in the 1861 census at
Meldreth, Cambridgeshire.
On 7 April 1861:-

LEE, Joseph Head Mar 48 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Letty Wife Mar 44 Labourers Wife Lidlington, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Joseph Son Unm 21 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, William Son Unm 19 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, George Son Unm 12 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Thomas Son Unm 8 Farmers Boy Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Amos Son Unm 3 - Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
COOK, A Dau Visitor Mar 23 Dressmaker Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
COOK, E Dau - 3 - Meldreth, Cambridgeshire

Address: Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Registration district: Royston Enumeration district: 15
Piece number: 815 Folio number: 55 Page number: 5.


(?) Cook

ID# 23793, b. about 1837
Birth:
(?) Cook was born about 1837.


Marriage:
(?) Cook married Ann Lee, daughter of Joseph Lee and Letty Howard, about 1857.

Child of (?) Cook and Ann Lee

E Cook

ID# 23794, b. 1858
Birth:
E Cook was born in 1858 at Meldreth, Cambridgeshire.


E Cook was the daughter of (?) Cook and Ann Lee.
E Cook appeared in the 1861 census at
Meldreth, Cambridgeshire.
On 7 April 1861:-

LEE, Joseph Head Mar 48 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Letty Wife Mar 44 Labourers Wife Lidlington, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Joseph Son Unm 21 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, William Son Unm 19 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, George Son Unm 12 Labourer Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Thomas Son Unm 8 Farmers Boy Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
LEE, Amos Son Unm 3 - Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
COOK, A Dau Visitor Mar 23 Dressmaker Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
COOK, E Dau - 3 - Meldreth, Cambridgeshire

Address: Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Registration district: Royston Enumeration district: 15
Piece number: 815 Folio number: 55 Page number: 5.


George James Buddivent

ID# 23795, b. 1859, d. 1914
George James Buddivent was also recorded as James Buddivant.
He was also recorded as James Buddivent.
Birth:
George James Buddivent was born in 1859
Aged 55 at time of death according to one newspaper report.
Born UK according to marriage certificate dated 27 Jan 1892.


Marriage:
George James Buddivent married Irene Gertrude McCormack on 27 January 1892 at 182 Forbes Street, Portland, New South Wales.



Note:
in 1897
Separated c.1897
I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife from this date.
(Signed) James Buddivent Publican April 3rd 1897.
08 Apr 1897 The West Australian (Perth)

They were living together in 1906 (Dampier Terrace) -
1906 Electoral Roll of Coolgardi, Broome

1909     Judicial separation court case - Irene Gertrude Buddivant
Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA) Tuesday 2 March 1909 page 32.


Marriage:
George James Buddivent married Vivian Maude McWilliam about 1900
The documentation for this marriage has not been found.
I suspect that this marriage did not take place - MED.



Note:
in November 1901
A MONSTER PEARL.

MR. J. W. GIBSON, writing from Broome to tbe West Australian Argus on November 29, says: "There is a good deal of excitement, here in consequence of the finding of a great pearl.
Mr. James Buddivent has been boat-building and pearling on a small scale for the past 15 years at Thursday Island and Broome, and up to the night before last was not considered too fortunate in his undertakings. Mr. Buddivent is at present working two small luggers on the shell banks. He does not go out in the boats himself, but sends a white man with them to open the shells and secure the pearls. On Tuesday night, about 12 o'clock, Mr. Buddivent was lying asleep on his couch in the cool of the boatshed, when he was roughly disturbed from his peaceful slumber. On rising to his feet his shell opener put into his hand probably the most superb and wonderful pearl the world has ever seen. All the old pearlers admit that such a wondrous work of nature has never been discovered in a pearlshell. The shell in which it was found has a lovely cradle at the 'heel,' in which this queen of pearls was nursed and developed. Mr. Buddivent, who is comparatively a poor man, has already refused thousands of pounds for his treasure. A more perfect or beautiful lustre has seldom been seen on a pearl. The shape is most graceful, and its length is 1 1/4 in. In the same shell two nice small gems were found. One of our best known pearlers has offered his entire pearling plant, with a year's stores, for this pearl, but the offer has been wisely declined. The pearl was deposited in the bank yesterday afternoon, and its particulars were cabled to London. It is thought that if it reaches London without delay it will take a very prominent place amongst the great jewels at the coronation of King Edward. It is variously estimated to be worth from £9000 to £15,000. The shell in which the pearl was found goes to London also."

Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW) Friday 3 January 1902 page 3.


Death:
George James Buddivent died in 1914 at age 55 years
PEARLER'S DEATH
END OF G. J. BUBDIVENT.
Fuller particulars by mail of the tragic death of Mr. George Buddivent dispose of the theory entertained when news of the event was wired us that there was possibility of foul play having' caused the pearler's death. The 'Broome Echo" publishes the following in their February 7. issue

On Tuesday last the body of Geo. Jas. Buddivent was brought into Broome on a lugger from Barred Creek. Dr. Goldstein declared death due to drowning, a wound in the forehead not being sufficient to cause death. It appears that Buddivent, who was shell-opening, had been camping ashore, close to his lugger, and had been seen, alive and well, 12 hours prior to being missed. Search ing revealed the fact that deceased had walked some distance from his camp, and during his perambulations had fallen several times. It is said there are no stones in the vicinity, and a mystery surrounds the fact that deceased had a bruise on his forehead. Geo. Buddivent, 55 years of age, was of a quiet disposition, and his worst enemy was himself. He had resided in these parts for the past 26 years, and during the vicissitudes of fortune accumulated and lost large sums of money. His remains were on Wednesday followed to their last resting place by a large number of people.
Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA)     Saturday 28 February 1914     page 4.


Probate:
his estate was probated on 24 April 1914
Probates and Administrations
James Buddivent, late of Broome, pearler, to Ivy Emily Moss, leave being reserved
to Margaret Buddivent, the other executrix, to prove, £47 10s;
The West Australian (Perth, WA) Friday 24 April 1914 page 6.

Occupation:
George James Buddivent was a Pearler - recorded at his daughter Marjorie's 1928 marriage.

Child of George James Buddivent and Vivian Maude McWilliam

Vivian Maude McWilliam

ID# 23796, b. about 1878
From about 1900, her married name was Buddivent.
From after 1929, her married name was Hall.
Birth:
Vivian Maude McWilliam was born about 1878.


Marriage:
Vivian Maude McWilliam married George James Buddivent about 1900
The documentation for this marriage has not been found.
I suspect that this marriage did not take place - MED.

Child of Vivian Maude McWilliam and George James Buddivent

Irene Gertrude McCormack

ID# 23797, b. about 1860
Irene Gertrude McCormack was also recorded as Gertrude Irene McCormack.
From 27 January 1892, her married name was Buddivent.
Birth:
Irene Gertrude McCormack was born about 1860.


Marriage:
Irene Gertrude McCormack married George James Buddivent on 27 January 1892 at 182 Forbes Street, Portland, New South Wales.



Note:
in 1897
Separated c.1897
I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife from this date.
(Signed) James Buddivent Publican April 3rd 1897.
08 Apr 1897 The West Australian (Perth)

They were living together in 1906 (Dampier Terrace) -
1906 Electoral Roll of Coolgardi, Broome

1909     Judicial separation court case - Irene Gertrude Buddivant
Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA) Tuesday 2 March 1909 page 32.

Tom Holmes Channon

ID# 23798, b. about 1853
Birth:
Tom Holmes Channon was born about 1853.

Occupation:
Tom Holmes Channon was a Labourer - recorded at daughter Rose's 1904 marriage.

Child of Tom Holmes Channon

George Knight

ID# 23799, b. about 1849
Birth:
George Knight was born about 1849.

Child of George Knight

Joseph Darnley

ID# 23800, b. about 1846
Birth:
Joseph Darnley was born about 1846.

Occupation:
Joseph Darnley was a Farmer - recorded at son Harry's 1904 marriage.

Child of Joseph Darnley