Images and photographs of family birth certificates, marriage records and memorials
The memorial inscription, which is comprehensive, reads;
Erected by Samuel Ford Feuar Millport and Margaret Wright his Wife in memory of their son Peter who died 28th July 1825 aged one year
The said Samuel Ford, who died 15th Nov. 1836, aged 50 years also his daughter Margaret who died 3rd October 1858 aged 36 years.
The said Margaret Wright who died 13 June3 1882 aged 90 years.
The inscription reads;
Erected by Mary Ford in memory of her husband James Jack who was killed at sea, 22 January 1858 aged 44 years.
Also her daughter Maggie who died 12 July 1859 aged 7 years.
Also the above Mary Ford died 4 January 1902 aged 83 years.
Also her son Edward died 20 June 1904 in his 55th year.
While the memorial shows marked deterioration the plaque at the foot is a more recent addition most likely erected by relatives of the Bolton’s. The memorial contains the following internments.
William Kinsey Bolton, b. about 1961, married Mary Ford, younger sister to Robert Muir Ford, probably in the Wills Street home in Bendigo of James Ford. Hammersley Bolton is therefore probably their son.
Joseph Davidson is unknown but probably a good friend.
Elizabeth Muir was James Ford’s wife.
Esther Grace Ford/Collins was Bill Ford’s (my father) mother.
Janet Eliza Ford was born to William Ford who was born Millport 31 May 1836 and who married Sarah Clark.
Jean Ford is my father’s sister.
Robert Muir Ford, Bill Ford’s father.
Sarah Ford, wife of William Ford b. Millport.
William Ford, a child of James and Elizabeth (my father was unaware of her existence).