52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #23 Going to the Chapel

In order to decide who to write, I did a search in my Legacy Family Tree.  I have added the Search icon to My Toolbar, to make it quicker to find.

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The following are the criteria I selected

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I only had a few results, so I chose the couple most closely related to me, which was David Scott and his wife Caroline Phillips.

My relationship to David is:

David Scott relationship

David was born about 1833, and christened 10 November 1833 at Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, England.

He migrated to Australia in 1851 on the “Sea”, arriving at Port Phillip in August 1851.  His sister Mary was also on the ship.

David married Caroline Phillips on 15 January 1856 in the Wesleyan Chapel at Moorabbin.  David was a bachelor, and Caroline was a spinster.  David had been born in Cambridgeshire, England, while Caroline had been born in Oxfordshire, England.  They were married according to the Rites of the Wesleyan Church, by James Bickford.  David was 20 years old, and his occupation was listed as agriculturist.  Caroline was 21 years old.  They were both living at Moorabbin.  David’s father Joseph was a deceased labourer.  His mother’s name was unknown (his mother had died in 1836, when he was only 2 years old).  Caroline’s parents were George Phillips, labourer, and Sophia, surname unknown.  The witnesses were Alfred Docwra and Ann Hamilton.

David and Caroline had 8 children:

  • Henry Charles Scott (1856-1904)
  • David George Scott (1858-1937)
  • Isabella Jane Scott (1864-1865)
  • Caroline Scott (1865-1865)
  • Elizabeth Jane Scott (1867-?)
  • Charlotte Matilda Scott (1869-1936)
  • Joseph John Scott (1873-1950)
  • Emma Maria Scott (1876-1877)

David died 26 May 1910 at the Victorian Home for the Aged and Infirm at Royal Park.  He was buried 28 May 1910 at the Frankston Cemetery.

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