Amelia Carlisle

(1813 - 1876)

Detailed biography

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Personal details

Birth

     Amelia was born on 29 January 1813.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of William Carlisle and Mary Ann Gordon.3,4 As of 28 September 1835 her married name was Waples.5,1,6,3,4

Family surname

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Death

     She died at age 63 on 2 June 1876. The official cause of death was from paralysis. She was survived by her husband, George, 5 sons and 4 daughters and was predeceased by 5 sons.2,7,4 Her body was interred on 3 June 1876 in St Lukes Church of England, Brownsville, AustraliaG. 8.5,2

Family life

Marriage

     She married George Waples on 28 September 1835 in St John's Church, Sydney, AustraliaG. George was described as a Private, 4th Regiment. Presumably that is why the consent of Lt Colonel Breton is recorded. Amelia is described as Free, aged 21 years. Both signed with a mark (although the witnesses signed their names).5,1,6

Children of Amelia Carlisle and George Waples

Life event details

Census, occupation and residence information

Witnessed events

  • William, Charles, Maria, Elizabeth and Amelia traveled to in April 1817. "(William Carlisle brought) his brother-in-law, Charles Gordon, employed as an agriculturist, accompanied by wives and families, back in April 1817." (D A Rae)
    "The ranks of the women in New Zealand were swelling. Mr and Mrs Carlisle and Mr and Mrs Gordon came in 1817; the Butlers, the Kemps and the Puckeys arrived in 1819; the Shepherds in 1820; the Leighs in 1822; in 1823 Mr and Mrs Henry ..." (Simpson).9,10,11,12,4
  • She witnessed the baptism of Susannah Waples on 19 August 1855; C of E.13,14

Remaining events

  • Amelia, William, Charles, Maria, Elizabeth, James and John traveled to on 9 November 1819. "Writing privately to Josiah Pratt after his return to the colony, Marsden had the 'painful duty' of reporting, with a mixture of biblical metaphors, that he had found the settlers like so many sheep without a shepherd, each seeking his own advantage, so that the Enemy had made dreadful work amongst them, sowing tares in the wheat and stirring them up to mutual accusation. All had neglected their proper tasks, competing in private trade as a means of procuring food and gaining influence over the Maoris. ... William Carlisle and James Gordon felt humiliated at being seen by the Maoris as common labourers. Carlisle resigned, unable to cope with a timorous and clinging wife, Gordon was dismissed, and both men were shipped out with their families in the Active when Marsden left on 9 November. As a measure of the harshness he was capable of showing to his fellow man, Marsden let it be known in the colony when Gordon's wife died that it was a judgement of God upon his sins".15,4

Resources

Citations

  1. [S65] Marriage Record for George Waples and Amelia Carlisle, Number 1117, Volume 19, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 28 September 1835.
  2. [S99] Death Certificate for Amelia Waples, 1138/1876, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 6 June 1876.
  3. [S157] Journal Article, Mary Ann Gordon, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, 1788-1841, ABGR 1788-1841 p161, State Library of NSW.
  4. [S230] Journal Article, Carlisle William, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, 1788-1841, ABGR 1788-1841 p.62, State Library of NSW.
  5. [S48] Newspaper obituary, Selina Ann Waples, Illawarra Mercury, 28 December 1982, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming.
  6. [S142] Death Certificate for George Waples, 10220/1884, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1 Mar 1884.
  7. [S156] Journal Article, Thomas Gordon, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, 1788-1841, ABGR 1788-1841 p161, State Library of NSW.
  8. The DC refers to the burial place as "Episcopal Cemetery, Dapto".
  9. [S47] Journal article, William Carlisle and Charles Gordon, D A Rae, Auckland-Waikato Historical Journal, Vol 41, September 1982, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming.
  10. [S56] Simpson, "Before Waitangi" in The Women of New Zealand. ).
  11. [S115] Committee Minutes, Church Missionary Society, FM4 1454, Archives Office of NSW.
  12. [S158] Journal Article, Gordon, Charles Moltson, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, 1788-1841, ABGR 1788-1841 p.159, State Library of NSW.
  13. [S32] Baptism Certificate for Susannah Waples, Vol 42, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 19 August 1855.
  14. [S164] Illawarra Pioneers Pre-1900 (Illawarra Family History Group Inc, n.p., 1988).
  15. [S52] Chapter, "Samuel Marsden" in The Bigge Commission of Inquiry.

Charts

Family forebears chart
George Waples' descendants
William Carlisle's descendants