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Isaac YOUNG m Jane PERRY, 18 July 1835 in St Pauls, Bristol. In the 1841 Census, Publow, Somerset, they appear as Isaac (30) and Jane (25). Both said to have been born in County. Jane's death certificate has her as from Preston Somerset (with a definite 'e' in PRESTON).

Per FreeREG and BathBMD (which notes mother's maiden name), their children were:
1836 Isaac (bap Compton Dando)
1837 Rachael (bap Publow; d 1841, age 3; bur Publow)
1838 John (bap Publow)
1841 William (bap Publow)
1844 Thomas (bap Pensford)
1846 Robert (bap Pensford; d 1846, age 1; abode The Butts Frome; bur Publow)
1848 James Robert (bap Pensford)

According to South Australian records Isaac and Jane YOUNG came out to Australia from PRISTON area Somerset in 1850 on the ship the Ceylon, with several children, including John and William. Isaac was a Yeoman on Popham's property of about 200 acres around Publow prior to leaving. (I have the land records here with map of them showing paddocks and homestead, orchards etc.)

I am lead to believe (from South Australian records) that my Isaac YOUNG was born on 18 June 1810. As he died in South Australia on 14 October 1876 at the age of 66 years, according to his death cert, it is possible that this birthdate is correct. Unfortunately the only place names I have to go on for a birth are Priston, Keynsham or Siston.

An Isaac YOUNG, s/o Thomas/Jane YOUNG was bap 15 Jul 1810, GLS (near Bitton). Other children of this couple included a Thomas and Rachael (names of my Isaac's children).

From a book on the YOUNGs in the area:  An Isaac YOUNG (who emigrated to Australia) son of Thomas YOUNG, "a farmer, who about 1833 was living at Woollard, near Pensford" died Belton near Pensford. This Thomas YOUNG was the son of Aaron YOUNG born 1741 Corston; died 1818 Corston.

An 1861 burial in Stanton Drew of Thomas YOUNG, age 85, abode Belluton, fits the description in the book. There's also an 1848 Stanton Drew burial for a Jane YOUNG, age 69; abode Belton House.

Who are Isaac YOUNG's parents - is he the son of Thomas YOUNG of Beluton (mentioned above)? Is it possible that the Thomas/Jane couple baptizing an Isaac in Siston are the same couple found later in Belluton?

There are also unresolved pieces of Jane's history. Jane died in Barmedman NSW in 1907, aged 94. Per her death certificate, she was the daughter of John PERRY and Ann VOWELS. John PERRY was a farmer. Thus far I have not found Jane PERRY's baptism or her parents' marriage. I'm presuming it is Ann VOWELS and not another surname...on her death certificate it is quite clear to read.

Is it possible that Jane PERRY (above) was the daughter of John PERRY farmer of PRESTON Somerset as per Jane's death certificate? (Or even PRISTON or nearby?)

My 4xgreat grandfather, Thomas YOUNG, was the landlord of the White Hart, Bitton on the 1841 census and tollhouse keeper at Cherry Garden Turnpike House on the 1851 Census. His wife, who died in 1843, was Martha - but so far I have been unable to find anything about her.

William YOUNG, a yeoman farmer, was born in 1769 at Corston, baptised on 9 December 1770 at Timsbury, farmed and raised his family at Bitton, and died on 24 October 1810 at Bitton and was buried on 29 October 1810 at Corston. He married Mary COTTLE of Radstock, who died 16 September 1847 at Kingston Lisle and was buried on 20 September 1847 at Corston. After William's death Mary lived with her children at Paulton, then at Stone's Cross House near Midsomer Norton, then at Clapton, and afterwards moved with her daughter, Mrs Townsend, to Kingston Lisle in Berkshire where she died in 1847 and she was buried with her husband in Corston. They had 6 children.

A. Mary YOUNG bc 1800 Bitton ? married the Rev Robert TOWNSEND, Baptist Minister, but had no children. They died at Kingston Lisle where Robert was the pastor of a small endowed Baptist Church.

B. John YOUNG bc 1802 Bitton ? married his cousin Elizabeth YOUNG, the daughter of John YOUNG 1762-1824 of Nailsea. They had one daughter who lived to womanhood and died unmarried. John was a draper in partnership with his brother James YOUNG at Bridgwater, Somerset. Elizabeth died and John remarried, and in 1865 he was living with his wife and a child about a year old at Nash's Cotton Manufactory in Castle Street, Bristol.

C. William YOUNG bc 1804 Bitton ? was a draper in Bristol and died about 1848, probably at Leamington and was said to have two unmarried daughters.

D. James YOUNG was born about 1806 at Bitton, Glos, and he was a draper in partnership with his brother, John YOUNG, at Bridgwater. In 1851 he was listed on the census as a draper, aged 45, living at 111 High St, Bridgwater, with his wife Susan (bc 1811 Bridgwater) and children Mary Ann (bc1842 Leamington) and Harriet (bc 1846 Bridgwater).

E. Ann YOUNG b 1808 Bitton ? married a Baptist minister who went abroad as a missionary, and died, it is said, at sea on her voyage out.

F. George YOUNG bc 1810 Bitton ? was a draper, and married, and went to New Zealand. He was stated to be residing as a merchant, without family, at New Plymouth NZ in 1866.


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