Monday, June 9, 2014


In May 1844, Christopher Woodward Mawbey, labourer and orphan, was among 10 members of a Mawbey family nominated for assisted emigration to Australia.
Financial backing for this was provided by the Newport Pagnell Poor Law Union at the parish of Loughton in Buckinghamshire, England.
At that time, according to a digital record of this assisted emigration approval held by the UK National Archives at Kew, England, the spelling of the family name was MAWBEY, not MAWBY as it later became in Australia.
Online genealogy forums reveal further information about this C W Mawbey, b.c. 1828, his ancestors and his descendants:
- Baptised on 16 November 1829 at Loughton, Buckinghamshire, England.
- Arrived in Melbourne on the Abberton on 22 September 1844 with his uncle Thomas and family having left Britain from Cork, Ireland
- Aged 16 when he arrived (b.c. 1828)
- Married Elizabeth Ann Hodge on 1 March 1853 in Melbourne, Australia.
Another Christopher Woodward Mawby was born in Melbourne 1893 and died at Daylesford in 1976.
[Sources: message boards of, RootsWeb's WorldConnect and Mundia]
- Ancestors were Richard Mawbey and Susanna Woodward who married c. 1770.
- They parented Joseph bap 12 November 1770; Katherine bap 22 September 1775, d. 1777; and Christopher Woodward (1), bap 14 February 1779.
- All of these christenings occurred in the parish of Loughton, Buckinghamshire.
[Source: FamilySearch]
- Christopher Woodward (1) married Catherine Travel on 17 November 1800 at Loughton.
- Among their children were Joseph Mawbey who married Cherlotte Reeve, Christopher Woodward Mawby (2), Richard baptised 27 February 1807 and Catharine.
A Christopher Woodward Mawbey married in 1837 at Newport Pagnell, Buckingshire.