Family History
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Henry and Ann's son, James (who had travelled to Australia in 1851), was listed in the 1856 Electoral roll with his younger brother, John Waygood as shoemakers in Brunswick, Melbourne. The same year, he married Amelia Hamilton and they had one daughter. Amelia died in 1861 at the age of 30. James remarried in 1864 (Elizabeth Lander) and had two children in Ballarat. The family appears to have lived in Ballarat for a number of years (the mid 1860's until the 1890's).

Elizabeth died in Ballarat in 1891 aged 63. James died from heart failure on 10 March 1896 in the Ballarat District Hospital aged 62 years and his death certificate lists his occupation as a groom. He was buried in the New Cemetery in Ballarat.

John Waygood moved from Melbourne to Maryborough to go mining and in 1862 at the age of 27, he married Hannah Rattle. The couple lived in the mining settlement around Chinaman's Flat and Timor Creek and had 4 sons (one being John Waygood Jnr - see Bush Characters and Obituaries H). Hannah died shortly after the birth of their fourth son in Timor in 1871. John remarried the following year (Julia Farrell) and the couple had 2 boys (one being Edward Matthew - see Obituaties H and Rantings) and 2 girls. Julia died in 1898 and John Waygood died on 3 August 1910 from 'Double Pneumonia' at the Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum in Eldridge Street, Footscray aged 76 years. He was buried in the New Melbourne Cemetery (now Fawkner Crematorium & Memorial Park) in the Roman Catholic Section E, grave 71 (unmarked).

Soon after the family's arrival on the TICONDEROGA, Mary Waygood departed to work for a Mrs. Adlem of 13 Market Square, Melbourne, with a one month contract at 18 pounds per annum including rations. She married John Rowe Dod in 1860 and a notice appeared in The Argus, 6 July 1860:
On the 5th inst., at Melbourne, by the Rev. A.M. Ramsay, John Rowe Dods, farmer, Allanvale, Woodstock to Mary Waygood Horsington, Brunswick, second daughter of the late Henry Horsington of Banwell, Somersetshire.

Mary Waygood and John Rowe lived at Woodstock after their marriage and their first six children were born there. Around 1869/1870, the family moved to a sugar plantation in Fiji, the Pacific Islands. Here Mary Waygood gave birth to another four children. The family spent 20 years in Fiji before returning to Victoria to live. In June 1891 John and Mary were living in Armadale Street in Armadale (Melbourne) and it appears that Mary's mother, Ann Horsington, was living with them. Mary Waygood died in 1901 in Darnum, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 65 years. She is buried St Kilda Cemetery in "other denomination" section E (Alma Rd) Grave 155 with her mother and sister, Cornelia.

Henry and Ann's youngest child, Cornelia married James Hall in 1862. It appears that the Hall family also followed the gold and 10 of their 12 children were born in rural mining settlements. They eventually settled in Patho near the Victorian/New South Wales border where James died in 1895. Cornelia died soon after in 1896 in Melbourne and was buried at St Kilda Cemetery. The headstone is dedicated to Mary Waygood, Cornelia and their mother, Ann who had died in 1891.
St Kilda Cemetery, Other Demonination, Section E (Alma Road), Grave 155

and her sister
and their mother
1852 to Victoria

Henry Lawrence HORSINGTON was baptized on 17 June 1804 in Worle, Somerset, England. He was the baseborn or illegitimate child of Mary Horsington. Little is known of Henry's childhood but it is believed to be one stricken with poverty. It is also presumed that he grew up in the parish of Worle.

On 4 August 1817, at the age of 14 years, Henry was indentured as an apprentice cordwainer (shoemaker) to Mr John Fletcher of Banwell, Somerset. The indenture was signed by Isaac Preuter, churchwarden of the Parish of Worle and Thomas Castle and Mary Davis (widow), Overseers of the Poor. The document specified that Henry's apprenticeship with Mr Fletcher would last until his 21st birthday and he was required to serve his master honestly and obediently. In turn, Mr Fletcher was required to instruct Henry in the "art or craft of a cordwainer" and provide him with food, lodging and other necessities.

It is believed that Henry completed his apprenticeship successfully. On 12 June 1826 at the age of 22 or 23, Henry married Mercy WAYGOOD, aged 21 and the daughter of James and Jane WAYGOOD of Banwell, Somerset, in Bristol, Gloucester. At the time of their marriage, Mercy would have been at least 3 months pregnant. Their daughter, Ann, was born later that year and was christened on 17 December 1826 in Banwell. Ann died eighteen months later and was buried on 11 June 1828 in Banwell. Two weeks later, Mercy also died and was buried on 30 June 1828 in Banwell.

Six months later, Henry married Mercy's elder sister, Ann WAYGOOD. They were married on 31 December 1828 in Banwell, Somerset, England. Henry and Ann had six children: Mary Ann (b. 1829), James (b. 1832), John Waygood (b. 1834), Mary Waygood (b. 1836), Cornelius (b. 1839 d. 1841 aged 13 months) and Cornelia Victoria (b. 1842).

Cornelia's birth certificate gives Henry's occupation as shoemaker. The family continued to live in Banwell and the 1851 Census for Banwell lists Henry (47) cordwainer, Ann (51), James (18), John (16) cordwainer, Mary (14) and Corncola (8), the latter being Cornelia.

On 4 August 1852, Henry, Ann, and four of their five children boarded the TICONDEROGA bound for Victoria, Australia. The TICONDEROGA'S manifest listed Ann Horsington (52) as a literate domestic servant (C of E). Mary (15) and Mary Ann (22) were also listed as literate domestic servants, John (17), a literate shoemaker and Cornelia (9) was listed as being able to read. [Son, James had arrived in Victoria the previous year on the STATESMAN.]

The TICONDEROGA is recognised as one of the most dramatic and tragic voyages to Australia and dubbed "the Fever Ship" with 100 of its passengers dying at sea during the 90 day voyage from typhus. Henry was one of the casualties of the voyage and died at sea. Another 82 (numbers vary from between 70 and 85) passengers died in quarantine at Portsea. Henry's name is listed amongst those whose lives were lost (both on the voyage and in quarantine) on a memorial rock in the cemetery of the Quarantine Station.

See Ticonderoga Pages

[It is believed that Henry's sister, Maria arrived in Victoria in 1853 on the MARY ANN with her husband, John Puddy and 9 of their 10 children.]

Henry and Ann's eldest child, Mary Ann is said to have gone to work for Mrs Hale of Oxford St, Collingwood, with a contract for six months and wages of 25 pounds per annum with rations. On 25 Feb 1854, Mary Ann married a fellow TICONDEROGA passenger,
Andrew Dempster who was 22 at the time of the voyage. He had travelled out with his mother, 2 younger sisters and a brother and his occupation was listed as a tinsmith. His sister, Jane (20) died on the voyage and his mother died in quarantine, leaving him to provide for younger siblings, Simon (13) and Nichola (11).

Mary Ann and Andrew had 11 children. She died aged on 8 January 1897 aged 67 years. Andrew who was at the time living at 67 Haw-
thorn road, Caulfield, died on 30 November 1916 aged 87.
Both are buried in the Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton.