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FIDDEN William J. (I1354) [Male] b. 1849 New South Wales, Australia - d. 1850 New South Wales, Australia

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Births

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Deaths

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FIDDEN Joseph (I1355) [Male] b. 1846 New South Wales, Australia - d. 1904 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Births

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Deaths

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FIDDEN Thomas (I1356) [Male] b. 1844 New South Wales, Australia - d. 1893 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Births

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Deaths

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FIDDEN Sarah (I1357) [Female] b. 1841 New South Wales, Australia

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Births

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FIDDEN James Joseph (I1358) [Male] b. 1838 St. Phillips Cof E, Sydney, NSW, Australia - d. 1913 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Births

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Deaths

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FIDDEN Mary Ann (I1359) [Female] b. 1833 New South Wales, Australia

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Births

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FIDDEN Emma R. (I1360) [Female] b. 1831 St. Phillips Cof E, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Births

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Author: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Title: International Genealogical Index (IGI)

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HOLFORD Thomas M. (I1363) [Male] b. 1815 New South Wales, Australia

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Births

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HOLFORD Jane C. (I1364) [Female] b. 1817 New South Wales, Australia

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Births

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EDGE Fane (I1365) [Male] b. ABT 1746 Ireland - d. 22 JAN 1803 Norfolk Island
Occupation

Corps on 6 March 1790 and embarked in April. He was appointed town adjutant by Governor Phillip in February 1792, to draw him 'out of the line of sergeants'. He received no allowance for this position. When appointed by Phillip as provost-marshal of Norfolk Island in March 1792, he took charge of a group of convicts in the Pitt. His wife Sarah accompanied him, and they arrived at Norfolk Island on 23 April 1792. Edge's appointment was not confirmed in London before 1798, and although he drew bills on the expectation of a salary he does not appear to have received one until that year.

When Rev. James Bain left Norfolk Island in March 1794, Edge, at the request of Lieutenant-Governor King, accepted such of the chaplain's duties as he felt authorized to undertake, even attending to the sick during the epidemic of dysentery. He applied to Governor Hunter for an allowance for these clerical duties, and Hunter applied to the secretary of state, but no allowance was recorded. In January 1794 King raised a militia out of the marine settlers and sailors of the wrecked Sirius, and placed Charles Grimes and Edge in command until proper regulations could be arranged in accordance with those of the English militia.

Edge had been given a plot of land to cultivate when he arrived on Norfolk Island, and in 1795 he received a grant of the ground called the Hermitage. Early in 1801 he applied for leave to return to England on private business, asking for a free passage for himself and his family and to be extricated from debt. Governor King refused a free passage, although he was quite agreeable that Edge should resign his post. Apparently he did not depart, for in March 1802 he was suspended by Lieutenant-Governor Foveaux for repeated disgraceful transactions which rendered him unfit for public office. He died soon afterwards, and was buried on Norfolk Island on 22 January 1803. His widow Sarah married Francis Cox in Hobart in 1809.
Select Bibliography

Historical Records of New South Wales, vol 3; Historical Records of Australia, series 1, vols 1-3; manuscript catalogue under Fane Edge (State Library of New South Wales). [more].

Author: Vivienne Parsons

Print Publication Details: Vivienne Parsons, 'Edge, Fane ( - 1803)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1, Melbourne University Press, 1966, p. 351.

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FIDDEN Joseph (I1367) [Male] b. ABT 1763 - d. 1856 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Event - Arrival: "Earl Cornwallis": 12 JUN 1801

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Author: New South Wales, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: NSW Deaths

Early in the history of the European settlement in Sydney, the area around the Lane Cove River became an important source of timber. Wharves were built along the river, including one by an ex-convict, Joseph Fidden, in the area now known Fiddens Wharf Reserve. A small vineyard was established in the early 1800s in what is now Fullers Park.
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Early Settlers

The first Europeans to inhabit this area were convict timber cutters and their overseers, who set up camp around 1805, on the banks of the Lane Cove River, near the foot of the present Fiddens Wharf Road. There they constructed sawpits, huts, a well (filled in in 1914) and a wharf. The timber was dragged by hand, along tracks known variously as the Government Road (now Beaumont Road) and Wharf Road, across the flats now known as the Redbank Oval, and down to the wharf. At its height, the population of the camp consisted of three overseers, eleven sawyers, four fellers, seven shingle-splitters, eight carriage-drivers, four stockmen, one boatman, two smiths, one wheelwright, five labourers and two watchmen. The site was disbanded about 1819. The hardships these convicts suffered are symbolically represented today in the convict steps following the original convict track down to the wharf, though these steps were not actually built during the convict period, being a 1930s depression initiative.

On 5 April 1821, Governor Lachlan Macquarie issued five crown grants of land, of decreasing size, in the area that now comprises Killara, including 40 acres to Joseph Fidden. Grantees were not to resell within five years and in that time, 20 acres of each grant were to be cultivated, but these conditions were never enforced. Over the next two decades, the land was exploited for timber, mostly blackbutt and ironbark, stringy bark and blue gum, the last two species considered by Macquarie as ‘the best and fittest for Buildings and Floorings’. In 1834 a sixth and by far the largest grant, of 160 acres, was made to Jane Macgillivray (nee Bradley) as a marriage portion. This was one of the very few grants made to women. About 1856 this grant, known as Springdale, was still occupied by Mrs Jane Macgillivray, a schoolmistress from Parramatta and mother of six, who built a weatherboard cottage there and in it conducted a girls’ school - the first in the Killara area. This was in the eastern part of Marian Street, later renamed Locksley Avenue.

Once the timber was exhausted, the original grants were resold and divided time and time again. For example, the 100 acres granted to John Griffiths, on the western side of the highway, was eventually purchased in 1839 by John Lewis Spencer, a solicitor, who planted much of the land as an orchard. After his death in 1856, the land was again resold many times; the fences fell down, cattle strayed there, the fruit trees died and the stone cottage Spencer had built was burnt in a bush fire.
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Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

LAMB, Dennis. Per "Hayeston", 1816

1816 May 10
Arrived safe per "Hayeston" from Madras (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.67)

1822 Sep 23-Oct 21
In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.63)

1825 Jan
Servant of Joseph Fidden of Lane Cove; attestation as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1716.2 pp.105-8)
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First Family Member Details Surname: FIDDEN
Given Name(s): Joseph

Occupation(s): labourer

Birth Details
Birth Country: England
Birth Date: 1763

Death Details
Death Town: Sydney
Death State/Territory: NSW
Death Country: Australia
Death Date: 1856

Immigration Details
Air/Port Landed: Sydney
Ship/Plane: Earl of Cornwallis
Year Arrived: 1801
Surname: CLARK(E)
Given Name(s): Mary

Occupation(s): Housewife

Birth Details
Birth Town: London?

Birth Country: England
Birth Date: 1783

Death Details
Death Town: Sydney
Death State/Territory: NSW
Death Country: Australia
Death Date: 1860

Immigration Details
Air/Port Landed: Sydney
Ship/Plane: Alexander I
Year Arrived: 1806

Family Stories

Life in Australia:

For further Fidden line 2 descendants (of James Fidden) see Kylie Ann Harrington's entries.

In 1806 Joseph was renting 30 acres of land from Mr. Marsden, together with James Newton, probably in Parramatta. They grew maize and wheat, and had an orchard and two pigs.

Joseph and Mary Fidden married in Parramatta and probably lived around that area for several years up till 1813; the births of their first three children are recorded in Parramatta. Joseph and Mary were possibly living in the Lane Cove area by about 1816, as information given at her death indicates that their fourth child Maria was born there. On 5 April 1821 Joseph was granted 40 acres on the banks of the Lane Cove River, where there was considerable timber felling. In 1823-4-5 his occupation was given in the Musters as 'shingle splitter'. He was still at Lane Cove in 1825, when he is recorded as providing an attestation in support of his servant's application for a ticket of leave. He sold his grant of land quite soon, but continued to live on the banks of the Lane Cove River, in a hut which he built on government land near the timber wharf, which became known as Fiddens Wharf. The wharf is no longer standing, but Fidden's Wharf Road and Fidden's Wharf Reserve remain on the southern boundary of Killara. In 1828 his address was Hunters Hill, a name for a wide area around the banks of the river. As well as timber-getting he worked also as the boatman who ferried large loads of timber every day from Lane Cove to Sydney and was reknowned for his impressive strength. He left the river in the 1850s to live in Kent Street, a few blocks from where his daughter Sarah lived. He died in 1856, at possibly around 93 years, though there is some confusion about his age. Mary Fidden died in 1860 aged around 77 years.

Joseph is mentioned in a number of books about the Lane Cove River area, including Focus on Ku-ring-gai, by Ku-ring-gai Historical Society; he has been written about by Ken Meldrum, a descendant through his daughter Maria, in articles in Descent and the The Historian.

Joseph and Mary's daughter Sarah married at fifteen to Charles PINKSTONE, also listed on this site. Second daughter Mary Ann apparently died in childhood. Son James Fidden married Sarah HOLFORD, the granddaughter of Fane EDGE, who was the Provost Marshall on Norfolk Island in 1800-2. Daughter Maria married first to William BURGESS (aka Garnet) and second to Thomas SPARKES. Joseph and Mary's children produced 30 grandchildren, most of whom also had very large families.

Life Before Australia:

Joseph Fidden was convicted at Kent Assizes in July 1799 for burglary with force of arms of the house of the blacksmith John Fagg in the village of Bridge in Kent, and stealing 6 lbs of paint, a tin pot, an earthenware pot and 2 loaves of bread, value three shillings and ten pence. He was sentenced to be hanged by the neck until dead. The sentence was commuted immediately to seven years' transportation. He was probably itinerant. There were no Fiddens in Kent; Fidden was a name that belonged to areas in the north of England and in Scotland. The name had a number of spelling variations but it is not possible to identify just when and where he was born or who his parents were.

Mary Clarke was convicted in the Middlesex Court in July 1805 for stealing a number of small items of clothing from rooms in the Whitechapel area of London. She appeared on three similar charges in those sessions. The value of the goods she was accused of stealing amounted to about 18 shillings worth, but evidence was presented relating only to about 5 shillings worth. She was convicted and sentenced to seven years' transportation. She and Joseph married the year after she arrived in Sydney. It is possible that she was married before she came to Australia, and that her maiden name was Webb, according to information given on her death certificate. But her birth and parents are also not possible to trace with any certainty.

Family Contacts
Surname: PINKSTONE
Given Name(s): Joy Florence
Email: joyflore@ihug.co.nz
Phone: 64 9 3765683
Address: 107 Williamson Ave GREY LYNN AUCKLAND 1002 NEW ZEALAND

Descendants

Children
FIDDEN, Sarah 1 FIDDEN, James 2 FIDDEN, Mary Ann 3

FIDDEN, Maria 4

Grandchildren

PINKSTONE, Charles 1 PINKSTONE, Charlotte 1 PINKSTONE, Frances 1

PINKSTONE, Frederick 1 PINKSTONE, James 1 PINKSTONE, Joseph 1

PINKSTONE, Mary Ann 1 PINKSTONE, Samuel 1 PINKSTONE, Sarah 1

PINKSTONE, Thomas 1 PINKSTONE, William James 1 FIDDEN, Ada 2

FIDDEN, Emily E. 2 FIDDEN, Emma Rebecca 2 FIDDEN, James Joseph 2

FIDDEN, Joseph 2 FIDDEN, Mary Ann 2 FIDDEN, Sarah Elizabeth 2

FIDDEN, Thomas 2 FIDDEN, William 2 FIDDEN, William J. 2

NO ISSUE, 3 BURGESS AKA GARNET, Elias James 4 BURGESS AKA GARNET, Maria 4

BURGESS AKA GARNET, Mary Ann 4 BURGESS AKA GARNET, Sarah 4 SPARKES, Isabella Charlotte 4

SPARKES, John P. 4 SPARKES, Richard 4 SPARKES, Thomas 4

NB: Superscript behind each descendant name represents the lineage number of that descendant.
This family information was last updated by JOY FLORENCE PINKSTONE on the 10 October, 2001.

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CLARKE Mary (I1368) [Female] b. ABT 1763 England - d. 1860 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Event: Arrival: 1806

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FIDDEN Sarah (I1369) [Female] b. 13 MAR 1808 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

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Author: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Title: International Genealogical Index (IGI)

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FIDDEN Maria (I1370) [Female] b. 05 APR 1821

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Author: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Title: International Genealogical Index (IGI)

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FIDDEN Mary Ann (I1371) [Female] b. 07 FEB 1813 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

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Author: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Title: International Genealogical Index (IGI)

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BROADBENT Louisa Matilda (I1372) [Female] b. 1857 Cherry Gardens, South Australia - d. 1950 South Australia

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Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

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Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

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Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

Source
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available
sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.;

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SHIELDS Victor Forrest Stanley (I1377) [Male] b. 06 MAR 1892 Summertown, South Australia, Australia

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Author: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Title: International Genealogical Index (IGI)

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Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Births

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SHIELDS Ivey Alice Havagal (I1378) [Female] b. 21 FEB 1894 Summertown, South Australia, Australia - d. 1962

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Author: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Title: International Genealogical Index (IGI)

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Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Births

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SHIELDS Harry Ellis (I1379) [Male] b. 06 AUG 1887 Summertown, South Australia, Australia - d. 06 OCT 1948 Kangaroo Is., SA, AUS

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Author: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Title: International Genealogical Index (IGI)

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Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Births

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SHIELDS Allan Scotts (I1380) [Male] b. 06 APR 1886 Uraidia, SA, Australia

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Author: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Title: International Genealogical Index (IGI)

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Author: South Australian, Birth, Death and Marriage Registrar
Title: South Australian Births

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