1854, Will and John Basham migrated from Poslingford in Suffolk
UK to Australia. They settled at Wilberforce. There they pressed
their family to join them, which they did two years later. There
were twelve in the group which sailed in 1856 on the S.S. Golconda.
The journey took between 4 and 6 months and arrived in Sydney with
an epidemic on board which required a period of quarantine before
they were allowed to disembark.
the group of 12 on board were:
Cutmore and Mary Ann
nee Basham (m 2/1/1854)
Bap 18/1/1854) A very interesting man.
6th Feb 1856 - took his 1st steps on board ship).
Basham and Sarah Basham (Mary Anns parents)
Other children born to William and Mary
in Australia were:
- A colourful character apparently, who finally settled on the gold
fields in Western Australia.
snr and was amongst the founding families of Barraba district.
at Windsor around 1863 married Emma Taylor.
around 1865 at Wilberforce married John Case.
Born around 1867 at Wilberforce married Thomas Chad.
Died before reaching maturity.
in the early 1960s, lived in Warwick for a long while finally retiring
to the Blue Mountains near Katoomba.
are many Cutmores in Australia, some descended from the family above
and others whose ancestors I have yet to trace, including John Daniel
Cutmore a notorious gangster.