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SHORTER & ASHTON

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NSW Marriage V1836123 75/1836 SHORTER WILLIAM E - ASHTON EMMA Z - JB= Presbyterian Sydney, St Andrew's Scots Church

I, do hereby declare that I am Presbyterian [signed] - W E Shorter
I, - do hereby declare that I am a Member of, or hold Communion with, the Church [signed] -
I, The Revd. John McGarvie, of Sydney, Minister of the St. Andrew's Ch. there, do hereby certify that William Edgar Shorter, Bachelor, of Sydney, Master Mariner and Emma Zillah Ashton, of Sydney, Spinster, were joined together in Wedlock by me on the Twenty first day of March 1836, at Sydney, by Banns, in the presence of Peter Christopher Abbott, Helen Maria Ashton, Phebe Haymann, Phebe Tilney Haymann, Sophia Ashton
[signed] William Edgar Shorter, Emma Zillah Ashton
[signed] John McGarvie Minr.


Looking for more info on those two and their parents, thanks.
 
Death 1873 Sydney Emma Ziller Shorter - Thomas - Sophia

Marriage
Thomas Ashton to Sophia Hill 17 December 1809 in Widley, Hampshire

Births/baptisms
Helen Maria
born 3 July 1812 Portsea, Hampshire
Bapt. 21 July 1812 Portsea
bapt.26 April 1820 St George Hanover Square, London

Emma Ziller
born 3 May 1817 St George Hanover Square
bapt. 26 April 1820 St George Hanover Square

Marriage
Helena Maria Ashton married Peter Christopher Abbott 27 June 1836 Scots Church Sydney

Death
Helena Maria Abbott 1859 Chippendale NSW parents Thomas and Sophia

So far I can find nothing else for Thomas or Sophia although Sophia may have been baptised 1789 Portsmouth parents James and Sophia Hill
 
St George, Hanover Square April 26 1820
Ellen Maria b 3 July 1812 and Emma Zeller b 3 May 1817 – Thomas & Sophia Ashton of St George’s Row – Linen Draper


9 Dec 1873
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/107174663?searchTerm=emma zella shorter
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152362418/emma-zella-shorter

her sister Hellen Maria married 27 June 1836 NSW to Peter Christopher Abbott (1811-1890) – went back to UK & family returned NSW 7 July 1853 on “Albermarle”
she died 1859 NSW – reg 1499

William – 1880
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/64973430/5406007
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70941630?searchTerm=william edgar shorter
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/238486798?searchTerm=william edgar shorter

Emma’s father
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/31717633?searchTerm=ashton strathfieldsay
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233615019?searchTerm=ashton strathfieldsay
 
One obituary had Greenwich, Kent, so I was looking in the wrong place.

William Edgar Shorter
Birth Date 21 Jan 1810
Father's Name William Shorter
Mother's Name Maria Kimbell
Christening 11 Mar 1810
Event Place Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Microfilm Number 1526328
Batch C000245
 
Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist ... - Sat 20 Mar 1880 p.4 & p.11
THE LATE CAPTAIN SHORTER.
[Engraving]
ANOTHER very old and well-known colonist- Captain William Edgar Shorter- who has for the last 25 years filled the responsible position of shipping master for the port of Sydney, has passed away from our midst. Captain Shorter arrived in this colony so far back as the year 1834. He was for many years master on board the old Parramatta steamers, ...
 
NSW Marriage V1836438 73A/1836 ABBOTT PETER C - ASHTON HELEN M - JA= Presbyterian Sydney, Scots Church

Page -
Marriages solemnized in the Parish of - in the County of - in the Year 18
No. 433
I certify the Peter Christopher Abbott of Sydney, bachelor, aged 24 and
Helen Maria Ashton also of Sydney, spinster, aged 22, were
married in this town of Sydney by banns with consent of those concerned
this twentyseventh day of June in the year 1836 By me John Dunmore Lang Presbyn. Chaplain
Parties signed: Peter Christopher Abbott, Helen Maria Ashton
Witnesses: Mary Hodgson, Elizabeth Duffy
 
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