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John Jolliffe

b. 17 December 1832, d. 15 July 1914

Family surname

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John Jolliffe was born on 17 December 1832 in Marston Magna.1,2 He was born about 1833 in Marston Magna.3,4 They was baptized on 12 December 1850 in Marston Magna, Somerset, England.5


FatherThomas Jolliffe, 2 (b. 28 April 1810, d. 21 November 1867)
MotherElizabeth Curry Shepherd (b. 17 June 1810, d. 26 December 1894)

Family life

John Jolliffe and Selina Plucknett were married about 1856.3,6

Children with Selina Plucknett (b. about 1835)

DaughterSarah Elizabeth Jolliffe (b. 13 June 1858, d. 2 March 1925)
DaughterMary Ann Jolliffe (b. 7 June 1859, d. 17 June 1937)
SonFrederick Arthur Jolliffe+ (b. 13 October 1861, d. 4 February 1946)
DaughterEllen Jolliffe (b. 13 July 1863)
SonJohn Thomas Jolliffe (b. about 1865, d. 24 November 1932)
DaughterAnna H Jolliffe+ (b. 1867)
SonWilliam James Jolliffe (b. 1869, d. 27 December 1946)
SonRobert Jolliffe (b. 1871, d. 4 January 1951)
DaughterSelina Agnes Jolliffe (b. 1873, d. 29 September 1949)
DaughterIsabella Jolliffe (b. 1877, d. 12 December 1955)

Residence information

John Jolliffe lived with James Jolliffe on 6 June 1841 in Marston Magna, Somerset, England.7 John Jolliffe lived with Thomas Jolliffe, 2, and Elizabeth Curry Shepherd about 1851 in Marston Magna, Somerset, England. residence number 174 On on 27 July 1857, James, Elizabeth, Ellen, Arthur, Thomas, Sarah, Robert, and Selina arrived at aboard. they was at age 47 years old. SS "Tartar"||The Passenger List records that all could read and write except the two youngets children, Sarah and Robert. All were C of E. Thomas was a Farm Labourer; Elizabeth a Farm Servant; John was a Farm Labourer; Selina a General House Servant; Ellen was a Nursemaid3,6,8

Working life

  • About 1851 John Jolliffe was an agricultural labourer in Marston Magna.4


John Jolliffe witnessed the death of Thomas Jolliffe, 2, on 21 November 1867 in Dapto, NSW, Australia. inflammation of the liver||Thomas' son John estimated (on the Death Certificate) that his father was 57. The Passenger List of the 'Tartar' indicates that he was only 53.
The DC also indictaes that he was survived by 10 living children and one boy predeceased him. This means that three children must have remained behind when the family emigrated in 1857.9,10,6 John Jolliffe died on 15 July 1914 at age 81 in Balgownie.6


  1. [S672] Marston Magna, Index: BDM Marston Magna, Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Freereg, Freereg.org.uk, Ba 5.
  2. [S673] , Index: BDM Marston Magna transcribed by JMF, Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Marston Magna, General Register Office, England, London, Ba 12.
  3. [S334] Jolliffe family entry, Tartar, Passenger List, 27 July 1857; in (Kingswood: NSW Government Archives.)
  4. [S415] Thomas Jolliffe, 30 March 1851 Census UK, London, Marston Magna, Public Record Office, p4.
  5. [S414] , Bap: Marston Magna Baptisms - Jolliffe & Shepherd, (Public Record Office, various.)
  6. [S418] Unknown, editor, Illawarra Pioneers Pre-1900 (PO Box 310 Wollongong NSW 2520: Illawarra Family History Group Inc, 1988)
  7. [S675] James Jolliffe, 6 Jun 1841 Census UK, London, Marston Magna, Public Record Office, p10.
  8. [S451] Death Registration, Elizabeth Jolliffe, Death Certificate: Jolliffe, Elizabeth, Vol 1894 No 14820, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW
  9. [S347] Thomas Jolliffe will (16 Nov 1867), W: Jolliffe, Thomas, Probate Office, NSW. Hereinafter cited as W: Jolliffe, Thomas.
  10. [S348] Death Certificate, Thomas Jolliffe, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1867 No 670.
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ContextJolliffe clan
Last Edited21 August 2018