Summerscales Family History
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Gail Macqueen has written to say:

“My great grandmother was Hannah Summerscales, born 1 June 1849 to David Summerscales and Rebecca Tideswell. I thought you might like to know what happened to her and some of her siblings.
 
Hannah arrived in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, as an assisted immigrant aboard the ship "Queen of the North" from Liverpool, with her sister Margaret, on 7 March 1868. She was aged 18; Margaret was 28. (Public Record Office, Victoria - Unassisted shipping index, Fiche 273 Page 002)
 
Hannah's occupation on the passenger list was given as Cook; religion Baptist; Selected by Miss Rye, who chartered the ship; consigned to W. Brook, Ballarat - as was Margaret.
 
Their brothers Jonas, aged 30, and Henry James, aged 25, had arrived in Melbourne, Victoria as unassisted immigrants aboard the ship "Marpesia", from Liverpool, on 22 August 1866. (Public Record Office, Victoria - Unassisted shipping index, Fiche 259 Page 001)
 
(I regret that my information about Henry James Summerscales differs from that on your website.)
 
On 3 July 1875, at Castlemaine, Victoria, Hannah, aged 26, married Henry Ord Harvey, aged 40, a native of Stoke Demerel, Devon, England. Henry’s occupation at the time was an insurance agent, but he had been in Victoria since 1859 and had been involved in various gold mining ventures. I don’t know how successful he was, but he had been back to England in 1861 and visited some of his family.
 
Henry and Hannah moved back to Ballarat, where Hannah’s brothers had a successful business selling books and stationery.
 
Hannah gave birth to 4 children, all born in Ballarat. They were:
 
Esther May Harvey, born October 1876, died 3 Sept 1949
 
Clarence Stanley Harvey, born 21 May 1878, died 24 Oct 1954 (my grandfather)
 
Nellie Gove Harvey, born 1881, died 22 May 1950
 
Irene Clifford Harvey, born 1882, died Oct 1891
 
The family moved to Melbourne during the 1890s, living at various addresses (probably rented houses). Their daughter Irene died in Prahran, Melbourne, in 1891. By 1909, however, Henry had moved back to Ballarat, where he died in 1914, while Hannah remained in Melbourne with her unmarried eldest daughter. Hannah died in Melbourne on 21 July 1916, and is buried in an unmarked grave at St Kilda Cemetery with her daughter Irene.
 
The three older Harvey children all married:
Esther married widower George Lucas in 1923, but had no children.
 
Clarence married Ethel Russell in 1908 in Sydney and had 4 children – Clarence followed his Summerscales uncles and became a bookseller and stationer.
 
Nellie married Reginald Dick in 1907 and had 2 children.
 
 
I have not done much research here in Australia into Hannah’s siblings. I live in Sydney, and Victorian research is not easy to do online. However I can give you the following information:
 
Margaret Summerscales, Hannah’s older sister, married Walter William Sharp, from Kent, England, in 1874 in Castlemaine, Victoria. They had 2 children, both born in Castlemaine:
Oswald Graham Sharp, born 1875, and Ellen Maude Sharp, born 1877.
 
Margaret died on 20 August 1893 at Albert Park in Melbourne, at the age of 54.
 
Her son Oswald Sharp served with the Australian Imperial Force in France in the First World War – he was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, but died on 10 April 1919 of a cerebral haemorrhage at 2nd Aux. Hospital, Southall in England. He was buried at the Australian Military Burial Ground, Harefield, Grave no. 100, Section A, on 16 April 1919.
 
 
Jonas Summerscales, born 3 Jan 1832, became with his brother, a successful bookseller and stationer in Ballarat. He married Anna Matilda Eastwood Smith, from Yorkshire, in 1868 in Victoria, and they had a daughter Amy Eloise the following year in Ballarat. Jonas died on 17 April 1881, aged 49, and is buried in the Ballarat Old Cemetery.
 
After Jonas’ death, his brother Henry James, then ran the business on his own.
 
Henry was married in Victoria in 1871 to Mary Ann Hull, a native of Durham, England. They had 5 children, 4 daughters and one son, who were all born in Ballarat They were:
 
Elizabeth Maude born 1872, died 1875
Emily Isabel  born 1874, died 1966
Lillian Joyce  born 1877, died 1957
Herbert Henry  born 1878, died 1920
Elsie May  born 1884, died 1962
 
Henry James Summerscales died 5 February 1911 while holidaying at Point Nepean outside Melbourne. He was buried at Ballarat Old Cemetery with his brother.
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