Jim's Genie Jottings

A history of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

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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


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 E||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 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

Amelia Carlisle was travel on 9 November 1819 in Sydney, NSW, Australia. from Bay of Islands on SS "Active"||"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"7,4


Amelia Carlisle died on 2 June 1876 at age 63. from paralysis||She was survived by her husband, George, 5 sons and 4 daughters and was predeceased by 5 sons2,8,4 She was buried on 3 June 1876 at St Lukes Church of England in Brownsville. 9The DC refers to the burial place as "Episcopal Cemetery, Dapto".[:CIT]5,2


  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. [S301] Selina Ann Waples, Illawarra Mercury, 28 December 1982.
  6. [S395] Death Certificate, George Waples, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1884 No 10220.
  7. [S305] John Thomas Bigge, "Samuel Marsden," in The Bigge Commission of Inquiry. (London: House of Commons, 1822). Hereinafter cited as "Samuel Marsden."
  8. [S409] Thomas Gordon, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p161.
ReferencesCarlisle clan
Ch Fleming forebears
Ch forebears
Pedigree Carlisle
Last Edited2 February 2021