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Amelia Carlisle

b. 29 January 1813, d. 2 June 1876

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Amelia Carlisle was born on 29 January 1813.1,2,3,4 She witnessed the baptism of Susannah Waples on 19 August 1855. C of E5,6


FatherWilliam Carlisle (b. about 1782, d. 27 July 1852)
MotherMary Ann Gordon (b. 24 November 1792, d. February 1813)

Family life

George Waples and Amelia Carlisle were married on 28 September 1835 at St John's Church in Sydney. C of E7,1,8

Children with George Waples (b. 1807, d. 27 February 1884)

DaughterMary Ann Waples (b. about 1836)
SonJames Waples (b. about 1840)
SonJohn Waples+ (b. about 1842)
DaughterEmma Waples (b. about 1846)
DaughterElizabeth Waples (b. about 1848)
SonRichard Waples (b. about 1853)
DaughterSusannah Waples+ (b. 4 May 1855, d. 30 July 1927)
SonJoseph Waples (b. about 1858, d. 8 April 1899)
SonDavid Waples (b. about 1861, d. 19 April 1888)

Residence information

Charles, Maria, and Elizabeth traveled to on 12 April 1817. Aboard SS "Active". "(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)9,10,11,12,4,13

Working life

  • Amelia Carlisle was associated with George Waples overseer on Westmacott's farm in 1837 in Bulli, NSW, Australia.7


Amelia Carlisle died on 2 June 1876 at age 63. from paralysis2,14,4 She was buried on 3 June 1876 at St Lukes Church of England in Brownsville. 15The DC refers to the burial place as "Episcopal Cemetery, Dapto".[:CIT]7,2


There is a memorial to Amelia Carlisle at St Lukes Anglican Church Cemetery in Brownsville, NSW, Australia. Follow this link for information and images of her memorial.


  1. [S318] Marriage Certificate, George Waples and Amelia Carlisle, 28 September 1835, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. Vol 19 No 1117.
  2. [S352] Death Certificate, Amelia Waples, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1876 1138.
  3. [S410] Mary Ann Gordon, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p161.
  4. [S518] Carlisle William, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p62.
  5. [S284] Baptismal Record: Waples, Susannah, Vol 42, (19 August 1855), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages
  6. [S418] Unknown, editor, Illawarra Pioneers Pre-1900 (PO Box 310 Wollongong NSW 2520: Illawarra Family History Group Inc, 1988)
  7. [S301] Selina Ann Waples, Illawarra Mercury, 28 December 1982.
  8. [S395] Death Certificate, George Waples, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1884 No 10220.
  9. [S300] William Carlisle and Charles Gordon, Auckland-Waikato Historical Journal, September 1982, pp 29-31.
  10. [S309] Helen M Simpson, "Before Waitangi," in The Women of New Zealand. (Wellington: NZ Department of Internal Affairs, 1940). Hereinafter cited as "Before Waitangi."
  11. [S368] Committee Minutes, Society House Minutes June 8 1818, Church Missionary Society; FM4 1454, Archives Office of NSW, Kingswood. Hereinafter cited as Minutes: Church Missionary Soc.
  12. [S411] Gordon, Charles Moltson, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p159.
  13. [S1268] Various family historians, L: Correspondence re Carlisle, Gordon, Sydney: Fleming Family History Archive, 2 Aug 2020.
  14. [S409] Thomas Gordon, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p161.
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Last Edited27 June 2022