Origin of the Carlisle surname

The surname Carlisle was first established in Cumberland where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Carlisle in that shire. Spelling variations included Carlile, Carlysle, Carlyle, Carliell and many more.

Carlisle migration to Australia

William Carlisle junior emigrated to Australia in 1804 aboard Experiment. Little is known about William Carlisle senior who in 1802 wrote to the Colonial Secretary requesting permission to emigrate to New South Wales. William Carlisle senior never arrived in NSW, but his son William did. We know that the emigrant ship Experiment was damaged in a gale in the Bay of Biscay and had to return to Cowes to mend its bowsprit and mount a new topgallant mast. Perhaps this experience was so frightening that William Carlisle senior chose not to continue with the journey. Or perhaps he never embarked in the first place.

Carlisle pedigree

Our Carlisle ancestors include the following people. Click on any name to access a computer-generated page of information about that person and a list of the information sources.

Notable Carlisle ancestors

Click on the name of any of the notable ancestors listed below to read a short biography that I have written about them.

Carlisle family memorials

For centuries families have created memorials to honour their forebears, including headstones, church monuments, memorial cards, obituaries and much more. This website is, in a way, just another innovation in this regard. Each of the links below takes you to a memorial page that is dedicated to that particular deceased ancestor.

Carlisle stories and research reports

The following Carlisle research reports are published on this website.

  • Our Carlisle Origins – My research debunked the old theory that William was a son of Ann Scarborough

Carlisle clan

The Carlisle clan descends from William Carlisle junior.

  • Legend:
  • Subject
  • Daughter
  • Son
  • Spouse
William Carlisle
(b. Abt 1782, d. 1852)
Mary A. Gordon
(b. 1792, d. 1813)
Amelia Carlisle
(b. 1813, d. 1876)
George Waples
(b. 1807, d. 1884)
Mary A. Waples
(b. Abt 1836)
James Waples
(b. Abt 1840)
John Waples
(b. Abt 1842)
Ann S. Waples
(b. Abt 1891, d. 1982)
Emma Waples
(b. Abt 1846)
Elizabeth Waples
(b. Abt 1848)
Richard Waples
(b. Abt 1853)
Susannah Waples
(b. 1855, d. 1927)
James Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1849, d. 1936)
Mary Jolliffe
(b. 1876)
Mabel S. Jolliffe
(b. 1877, d. 1964)
Herbert G. Jolliffe
(b. Aft 1880, d. Bef 1936)
James Jolliffe
(b. 1883, d. 1969)
Amy L. Gardner
(b. 1892, d. 1952)
Reginald A. Fleming
(b. 1908, d. 1984)
Johannes ("Matthijs") Willemsen
(b. Abt 1917, d. 1945)
Jacques Pelissot
(b. Abt 1915, d. 1984)
Merle Jolliffe
(b. 1911, d. 2014)
Isobel Jolliffe
(b. 1913, d. 2011)
Fred Carmen
(b. 1907, d. Abt 1991)
Wilfred J. Jolliffe
(b. 1915, d. Abt 1992)
Unnamed t. Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1917, d. Abt 1917)
Unnamed t. Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1917, d. Abt 1917)
Brian A. Jolliffe
(b. 1924, d. 2013)
James Quirk
(b. Abt 1878, d. 1940)
Arthur Jolliffe
(b. 1887, d. 1952)
David T. Jolliffe
(b. 1889, d. Bef 1936)
Mary Jolliffe
(b. 1890)
Amelia Jolliffe
(b. 1892, d. 1962)
Frank McGrath
(b. Abt 1870, d. 1964)
Elizabeth Jolliffe
(b. 1896, d. 1896)
Joseph Waples
(b. Abt 1858, d. 1899)
Mary Glenn
(d. Aft 1899)
David Waples
(b. Abt 1861, d. 1888)
Elizabeth Blackman
(b. Abt 1791, d. 1849)
James Carlisle
(b. 1817, d. Abt 1863)
John Carlisle
(b. 1819, d. 1891)
Henrietta Carlisle
(b. Abt 1821, d. Abt 1856)
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  • Daughter
  • Son
  • Spouse