George Easton and Henrietta Jane Briggs

George Easton was born about 1842 or 1843, based on his stated age of 12 when he arrived with his family in February 1855 aboard the Wanderer. George was the sixth child of Thomas Easton and Mary Waldie. According to that passenger list George was a farm labourer and could read and write, so he received an early education, either formally at school or at home from his parents.1

George Easton married Henrietta Jane Briggs on 12 November 1884 in Hobart, Tasmania.2 Henrietta was born on 5 July 1862 in the Richmond district, and she was simply recorded as an un-named female at the time of her birth. She was baptised as Henrietta on 31 August 1862 in Colebrook, and her father described as a farmer at Hollow Tree Bottom. Henrietta was the daughter of Henry Neil Briggs and Margaret Bunker.3 George and Henrietta had the following children that have been traced.

  • James Thomas Easton, born on 19 August 1885 in Oatlands, Tasmania4
  • Ivy Margaret Rubena Easton, born on 14 October 1889 in Oatlands, Tasmania5
  • Ella Georgina Mary Easton, born on 21 November 1897 in Launceston, Tasmania6

Henrietta Jane Easton, nee Briggs, the wife of George Easton, died on 21 August 1910 in Colebrook, Tasmania.7

EASTON.-On August 21, 1910, at her late residence Earlston, Colebrook (after a long illness patiently born), Henrietta Jane, the dearly beloved wife of George Easton, and youngest daughter of the late Henry Briggs, in her 49th year. Interred Tuesday, 23rd inst.8

Ivy Margaret Easton married Thomas Samuel Seymour Daniels on 4 July 1922 in Launceston, Tasmania.9 Thomas was born on 9 July 1886 in Oatlands, Tasmania, the son of Thomas Daniels and Margaret Badman.10

George Easton died on 8 July 1926 in the public hospital in Launceston, Tasmania.11

EASTON.-On the 8th July, at the Public Hospital, Launceston, George, relict of the late Henrietta Easton, late of Colebrook, Tasmania, in his 85th year. (Private interment, Carr Villa Cemetery.)12

The children of George and Henrietta have not been well traced. It is known that Thomas Daniels, the husband of Ivy Margaret Easton, died on 10 August 1962 in Beaconsfield, Tasmania.13 The fate of Ivy’s siblings James and Ella Easton is currently unknown.

  • 1. TAHO Index to Passengers & Ships Arrivals - 19th Century; CB7/12/1/3 P4
  • 2. TAHO Marriage Registration RGD 1884/444
  • 3. TAHO Birth Registration RGD 1862/1497 & Baptism Registration NS493/1 (764)
  • 4. TAHO Birth Registration RGD 1885/2432
  • 5. TAHO Birth Registration RGD 1889/2544
  • 6. TAHO Birth Registration RGD 1897/611
  • 7. TFI Death Registration RGD 1910/745
  • 8. "Family Notices." The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) 24 Aug 1910: 1. Web. 1 Jan 2014; http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10073221.
  • 9. TFI Marriage Registration RGD 1922/1169
  • 10. AOT Birth Registration RGD 1886/2404
  • 11. TFI Death Registration RGD 1926/216
  • 12. "Family Notices." Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) 9 Jul 1926: 1 Edition: DAILY. Web. 1 Jan 2014 .
  • 13. Brooks, Steve: Steve's Family Genealogy Pages; http://www.stevebrookes.id.au/tng/getperson.php?personID=I63&tree=tree1