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Thomas Hopper Banks

Male 1818 - 1903  (85 years)


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  • Name Thomas Hopper Banks 
    Born 1818  Shadwell, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 June 1903  Greytown, Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 June 1903  Grave B7, Cemetery, Greytown, Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He qualified for his Certificate of Competency 2nd Class at London on 2 August 1848. Register Ticket No34614.
      Afterwards sailed as Captain of Mayflower in 1851 (London-Jamaica) and Captain in Florentia from 8 November 1852 to 22 November 1854 (London - Sydney - Callao - Valparaiso - London).
      Then he went as Mate in Gloriosa to Calcutta in 1855 followed by another voyage to India and, between 1861 and 1869 more runs to New Zealand and Australia but for which we don't have the details. (Public Record Office ref BT122/1).
      According to the Alphabetical Register of Masters (BT115/1) he had sailed as a captain in 1845 (Newcastle to London), same in 1846, and in 1848 from London to Newport, Mon., and another voyage Liverpool-London.
      On the blaxland.com site at /ozships/plist there is a list of his Australian voyages from 1833 to 1853, the early ones being in the fishery and whaling grounds.

      Sometime between 1881 & 1884 Thomas Hopper Banks sailed to South Africa together with:
      his wife
      step-daughter Mary Ann Sandham (needed the SA climate for her health condition)
      daughter and son-in-law Eliza Banks and William Howard Lavarack
      William's brother Ernest Augustus Lavarack and his wife Eliza Sainsbury

      1871 England census - [30 Rhodeswell Ter, Tower Hamlets] Mile End Old Town, London:
      Name Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Relationship
      Thos H Banks abt 1819 London, Middlesex, England Head [married mariner]
      Sarah A Banks abt 1819 London, Middlesex, England Wife [married]
      Eliza A Banks abt 1849 London, Middlesex, England Daughter [unmarried haberdasher]

      1881 UK census:
      Dwelling: 64 Aberfeldy St
      Census Place: Bromley, London, Middlesex, England
      Source: FHL Film 1341112 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0503 Folio 102 Page 65
      Marr Age Sex Birthplace
      Thomas H. BANKS M 62 M Shadwell, Middlesex, England
      Rel: Head
      Occ: Master Mariner Retired
      Sarah A. BANKS M 62 F Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
      Rel: Wife

      1881 England census - [64 Aberfeldy St] Bromley St Leonard, London:
      Name Birth Year Birthplace Relation
      Thomas H. Banks abt 1819 Shadwell, Middlesex, England Head [married master mariner retired]
      Sarah A. Banks abt 1819 Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Wife

      http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm30ddf0?200612252322505D4B1444&DN=00000019
      DEPOT NAB
      SOURCE MSCE
      TYPE LEER
      VOLUME_NO 0
      SYSTEM 01
      REFERENCE 18/49
      PART 1
      DESCRIPTION BANKS, THOMAS HOPPEL.
      STARTING 19030000
      ENDING 19030000

      http://www.blaxland.com/ozships/plist.htm
      arrival: Florentia
      Master: Thomas Hopper Banks tsg:472,473,476
      Origin: 20th Nov 1852 Plymouth tsg:472,473,476
      Destination: 25th Apr 1853 Moreton Bay tsg:472,473,476

      Date Event/Item Details Source
      primary source QSA Reg 16p38
      primary source QSA [A2.44]
      primary source QSA [A2.46]
      background 245 passengers
      1853 Apr 4th background Put in for supplies. Met with contrary winds and had been supplied with only 20 weeks of provisions. tsg:472,473
      1853 Apr 4th arrival Hobart Town tsg:472,473
      1853 Apr 29th background Alternate date of arrival in Queensland qsa:1
    Person ID I5562  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 31 December 2006 

    Father Hopper Banks 
    Mother Ann Hopper 
    Married 10 March 1816  St Bartholomew by the Exchange, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1987  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Sarah Ann Wedlake,   b. 1818, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 October 1893, Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 25 August 1847  Newport, Monmouth, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
      Marriages Sep 1847 (>99%)
      Banks Thomas Hopper Newport Mon 26 115

      Marriage index page has been checked and does have Sarah Ann Sandham married in Sep quarter 1847 In Newport Mon XXVI 115

      The district Newport Mon is an alternative name for Newport M and it spans the boundaries of the counties of Glamorgan, Gwent and Monmouthshire

      Marriage register extract on file
    Children 
    +1. Eliza Annie Banks,   b. 1849, Stepney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1896  (Age 47 years)
    +2. Hopper Banks,   b. 1851, Ratcliff, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Banks,   b. 9 December 1855, 4 Rhodes Well Road, Stepney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1597  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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