EventMarriage Event registration number1460 Registration year1872
Family nameSTENNIKEN Given namesSarah Caroline SexFemale Spouse's family nameKENYON Spouse's given namesWilliam
When I was having trouble submitting journals, I started a facebook group called ITELLYA'S HISTORY STORAGE BOX which I also used to store information from another group concerned mainly with memories. Hoping to find a link to an online version of Isabelle Moresby's ROSEBUD, FLOWER OF THE PENINSULA in this storage, I came across this comment from Justin Lee, a Kenyon descendant.
Justin contacted me with a family tree circles private message.
Private Messages for itellya
Subject: Kenyon's in "The Heads" (1840s)
Date: 2016-01-10 23:51:10
I've come across many of your posts regarding pioneers in the Mornington Peninsular, and seen several mentions of a "Richard Kenyon" in the Heads burning lime, but little detail except as regards to Robert Rowley.
I hope you don't mind me contacting you, as I'm located in Brisbane, so don't have ready access to Mornington Peninsula local histories, and I'm trying to find out about any Kenyon's who lived in "The Heads" in the 1840s (roughly).
My great great grandfather was a Richard Kenyon, born in The Heads 1849, and moved to South Australia where he married Elizabeth Ann Nankivell (b. 1860 in Burra, S.A.) in Kadina, S.A. 1881.
I sought help from the true locals.
Justin Lee Thanks ( Ron Doig ) for closing that dead end. Btw I found evidence that the older brother, William Kenyon, married Sarah Caroline Stenniken (1847-1940) daughter of Ben Stenniken and Mary Ann Sherlock.
I could not find a birth or death record for Sarah Caroline, (the latter because the death year given was wrong) but there were wonderfully informative death notices.
KENYON. - On the 20th June, 1939, at her
residence, Drumrora, Rouse street, Port Mel-
bourne, Sarah Caroline, the loved daughter of
the late Benjamin and Mary Stenniken, and
loving sister of Annie (Mrs. West, deceased).
Rachel (Mrs. Patterson, deceased) Maria (Mrs.
Wilson, deceased) Samuel (deceased). Benja-
min (deceased), Mary (deceased), Elizabeth
(deceased), and Jessie (Mrs. Dalton). -Peace-
KENYON-On the 20th June, 1939 at her
residence, Drumora, Rouse street, Port Mel-
bourne, Sarah Caroline Kenyon, the loved sis-
ter of Sara Stenniken and fond aunt of John
and Gladys -At rest.
(P.8, Argus, 21-6-1939.)
Even with the correct year, there was no death record so I deleted the given names.
EventDeath Event registration number5423 Registration year1939
Family nameKENYON Given namesSarah Carol SexFemale Father's nameSTENNIKEN Benjamin Mother's nameMary Ann (Sherlock) Place of birthWILLIAMSTOWN VICTORIA Place of deathPORT MELBOURNE Age92
The above information would indicate that Sarah Caroline had married so the trustees company was a bit slack calling her a spinster.
Application is being made by The Equity Trustees Company for letters of administration. c.t.n.. of the estate of Sarah Caroline Kenyon, formerly of Dromana, but late of
Rouse-street. Port Melbourne. Spinster,. deceased. The assets of £3799 are held In trust for relatives.
(P.13, The Age, 30-8-1939.)
The Kenyon/Stenniken connection goes back a long way as indicated by the obituary in 1900 of Sarah Caroline Kenyon's late uncle Samuel Sherlock, pioneer of Green Island between Mornington and Mt. Martha. Mr Kenyon's "property" was a depasturing lease or selection rather than a grant, either on the west corner of the beach road and Truemans Rd (c/a 48 section A Wannaeue), or more likely c/a 5 (granted to B.Stenniker ON MY PAPER MAP) and 6 (granted to Ben Stenigain) in the parish of Nepean south of Loongana St and south of Melbourne Rd from Francis St to about Pasadena St, both extending south to about the freeway reservation. See grants on parish maps: sexy of the wedding
Wannaeue, County of Mornington [cartographic material].
Parish of Nepean, County of Mornington [cartographic material].
SAM SHERLOCK'S OBITUARY. (1900)
His [MUCH OLDER) sister and her husband (the late Mr Stenniken) then had charge and they stayed at Yarraville for another 4 years, when they purchased the late Mr Kenyon's property at Tootgoorook, now called Rye, which was in those days good grazing country and not overgrown with ti-tree as it is now.
They moved their stock to this property in 1848,Mr Sherlock stopping with them as stockkeeper for a number of years.
ANOTHER KENYON MARRIAGE.
Sue Pinchen. John Kenyon, (who had a son called Richard) also had a daughter who married Timothy Sullivan, of Point Nepean, just putting that out there for you, might be a lead...
EventMarriage Event registration number488 Registration year1872
Family nameSULLIVAN Given namesTimothy SexMale Spouse's family nameKENYON Spouse's given namesAnn Frances
HER DEATH RECORD.
EventDeath Event registration number8129 Registration year1910
Family nameSULLIVAN Given namesAnne Frances SexUnknown Father's nameKenyan Jno Mother's nameEllen (Spencer) Place of birth Place of deathBullarto Age74