My Heading Family

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  • ID: I1403
  • Name: William HEADING
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: HEADING
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 Dec 1812 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England 1
  • Death: 15 Jan 1893 in Campbelltown, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 2
  • Burial: 16 Jan 1893 Payneham Cemetery, South Australia, Australia 3 4
  • Census: 1841 Caxton End, Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Note:

    1) William Heading«b» «/b» head age 25 born Cambridgeshire living Bourn
    2) Ann Heading wife age 20 born Cambridgeshire
    3) Elizabeth Heading dau age 5 born Cambridgeshire
    4) Ann Heading dau age 3 born Cambridgeshire
    5
  • Census: 1851 Caxton End, Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Note:

    1) William Heading head age 39 b: Bourn Ag Lab
    2) Ann Heading wife age 36 b: Eynesbury
    3) Betsy Heading dau age 16 b: Bourn
    4) William Heading son age 7 b: Bourn
    5) John Heading son age 5 b: Bourn
    6) Simon Heading son age 3 b: Bourn
    6
  • Emigration: "Joseph Rowan" 21 Mar 1854 Liverpool, England
  • Immigration: "Joseph Rowan" 16 Jun 1854 Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Note:

    1) William HEADING 42 Farm Labourer b: Bourn Cambridge
    2) Ann HEADING 38
    3) Betsy HEADING 18 Domestic Servant
    4) Ann HEADING 16 Domestic Servant
    5) William HEADING 10
    6) John HEADING 8
    7) Simon HEADING 5
    8) Charles HEADING 2
  • Event: Lot 38 Land 1858 Cnr of Hill & Mc Shane Street, Campbelltown, South Australia, Australia
  • Occupation: Small Crop Farmer 1858 Campbelltown, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • _UID: CAB85A86B286D611835DE01F0370B432B9A5
  • Change Date: 9 May 2017 at 07:29
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  • Title: Sons of William Heading b:1812
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  • Title: William & Ann Heading headstone
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  • FILE: C:\Users\Colin\Documents\Legacy Family Tree\Media\Heading William Plaque.jpg
  • Title: Inscription on plaque at Payneham Cemetery, Pioneer Section
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  • Title: William Heading's Grave
  • Note: This grave is no longer there headstone moved to Pioneer Section
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  • Note:
    Address given by Garnie Heading at unveiling of Plaque, Payneham Cemetery, January 27th, 1991.
    THE HEADING FAMILY
    The following short narrative is based on information gathered from a variety of sources
    by Garnie Heading and Wynton Heading. Much of the information and certainly many dates need to be verified before a definitive history of the Heading Family in Australia can be attempted.
    On Sunday, June 18th 1854, the three masted ship "Joseph Rowan" berthed at Port Adelaide. She had departed Liverpool on the 21st March and among the 376 passengers were William and Ann Heading together with their six children, Betsy aged 18, Ann 16, William 10, John 8, Simon 5 and Charles 2. All had survived the three -month voyage via the Cape of Good Hope and the "Roaring Forties" which, in the southern winter would have provided rough seas in the final leg to Australia. Several months later on December 3rd 1854, William's younger brother James arrived in Adelaide on the "Lord of the Isle" with his wife Mary and one year old daughter Jane. Another daughter Emily, aged 9 had died on the voyage. William and Ann had set out on their journey from Cambridgeshire where census records show that Headings had lived in the area from about 1400 AD. It was common in days when literacy was not widespread, for names to be spelt in different ways. On some tombstones and early church records in the area around Cambridge, the name is spelt Headinge, Hedding and Headding etc. Most seem to have been employed as agricultural labourers, blacksmiths, millers etc. (The ship's register lists William's occupation as farm labourer and ploughman). A number of Headings were apparently employed in work associated with draining the Fens. One of the architects of the drainage project was a Dutchman whose daughter married a Heading in Fen Drayton, about 12 km north of Cambridge. This may be the origin of a popular theory that the Headings are of Dutch descent. William's family came from Bourn, a small town located about 12 km east of Cambridge. His father, also named William, was born in 1783; his mother's name was Ann (nee Keep). William was born in 1812 and his brother James in 1817.
    On the 13th April 1835, William married Ann Brock from the nearby town of Eynesbury. Between 1835 and 1852 the couple had 10 children, four of whom died in infancy. They were all boys; three were named James and one, John. The six surviving children joined their parents on the journey to Australia in 1854. After the establishment of the colony in South Australia in 1836 there had been a steady stream of emigrants from the United Kingdom. Most of them responded to advertisements in newspapers offering government assisted passages to South Australia. The new colony had expanded at such a rate, that labour was usually in strong demand, especially in the early 1850's when many people rushed to the Victorian goldfields. Like many others, William would have seen the opportunity to prosper in the new land with the prospect of being able to purchase his own land, something, which would have been impossible for a farm labourer in England at the time. After the family arrived in Adelaide, William is thought to have found work on the small farms and market gardens around the villages of Payneham and Campbelltown. Betsy and Ann probably worked as domestic servants (the occupations listed for them in the ship's register). Wages in 1854 were particularly high and the working members of the family would have earned between fourteen and seventeen shillings a day.
    In September 1854, Betsy married Samuel Gray who had arrived in Adelaide in 1851. George Heading was born on the 20th November 1856. In 1858 William purchased a house and 4 acres of land for 80 pounds, Section 38, on the corner of Hill and McShane Streets, Campbelltown, thus begins the close association of the family with the Campbelltown area. The family did prosper and all lived long and productive lives. Betsy and Samuel sought their fortune on the goldfields in Victoria and New Zealand before settling back in Adelaide. Betsy died in 1918 aged 83. Ann married someone called Edgecombe and moved to northern Victoria. She is thought to have died in 1929, aged 92. William (Jnr) settled at Payneham before moving to Victoria and then Queensland where the family has become widely known. William died in 1922 aged 78. John, Simon and George all established extensive market gardens in the Campbelltown area while Charles took up farming at Stansbury before moving to Athelstone where he also established a market garden. Simon died in 1927 aged 79, Charles in 1928 aged 76, George in 1928 aged 72 and John was the last of the children to die in 1935 aged 89. William and Ann lived in the house on Hill Street until William's death in 1893. Ann died two years later in 1895. Both were buried in the Payneham Cemetery, where their remains were left undisturbed until 1990. Today we honour the memory of two pioneers who, 137 years ago made the brave decision to start a new life in a new land. We are, because of them.
    Addendum -
    January 28th 1991. Information now available indicates that daughter Ann, born 1837 moved to Robe in South Australia, working as a domestic servant. There she met and married William Edgecumbe and moved to Sealake in Victoria, where according to death certificate she died in 1926 aged 87 years. Further enquiries concerning children, six children, the youngest of which would be 74 years of age if alive today.
    Note as of 2008 a lot more is known of the Edgecumbe family see Williams Edgecumbe's record
    Correction 2010, from birth and death certificates I have only found 3 boys who died as infants in England before William & Ann came to Australia, 2 James and 1 John, there was another James but he was son of William's brother James and died around same time as the other children.

    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Wednesday 17 January 1894
    IN MEMORIAM
    HEADING.- In loving remembrance of my dear husband, William Heading, who died January 15, 1893, in his 80th year. He is gone, but not forgotten; Never shall his memory fade. Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger Around the spot where be is laid. - Inserted by his loving wife, A. Heading, Campbelltown.
    One year has passed away Since our dear father was called away: The thought still lingers around our hearts- Twas hard for us from him to part. - Inserted by his loving children.

    South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA:), Friday 19 April 1889, page 3
    Police Court
    Adelaide Thursday April 18
    William Headding, and George Warren were charged with having driven round corners at more than walking pace, and were fined 5s and 10s costs each
    I suspect this was a horse drawn vehicle, also note the spelling of the name
    Note originally thought this was William the son but he was in Netherby by 1888 so must have been William Snr, interesting.

    Wouldn't it be lovely to go back in time and be able to sit down and have a yarn to our William? He probably still had his pommy accent and I wonder if he longed to do a trip back to the old country, but it was out of the question in those days.
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    Father: William HEADING b: 29 May 1783 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England c: 29 May 1783 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
    Mother: Ann KEEP c: 8 Oct 1786 in Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire, England

    Marriage 1 Ann BROOKS b: 27 Sep 1815 in Eynesbury, Cambridgeshire, England c: 27 Sep 1822 in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, England
    • Married: 13 Apr 1835 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England 7
    • Change Date: 23 Sep 2015
    Children
    1. Has Children Betsy HEADING b: 5 Sep 1835 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England c: 27 Sep 1835 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
    2. Has Children Ann HEADING c: 15 Oct 1837 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
    3. Has No Children James Keep HEADING b: 12 Feb 1840 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England c: 17 Feb 1840 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
    4. Has No Children John HEADING b: 9 Apr 1842 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England c: 8 May 1842 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
    5. Has Children William HEADING b: 30 Jan 1844 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England c: 31 Mar 1844 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
    6. Has Children John HEADING b: 17 Feb 1846 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England c: 30 Apr 1846 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
    7. Has Children Simon HEADING b: 23 Mar 1848 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England c: 30 Jul 1848 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
    8. Has No Children James HEADING b: 29 Mar 1850 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
    9. Has Children Charles HEADING b: 17 Oct 1851 in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
    10. Has Children George HEADING b: 20 Nov 1856 in Payneham, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    11. Has Children Mary HEADING b: 24 May 1858 in Marden, South Australia, Australia

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Bourn Parish Film 1040421-3 & Bourn Parish Registers 1583-1950
      Title: Bourn Parish Film 1040422
    2. Abbrev: BDM South Australia
      Title: BDM South Australia
      Page: Nor 207/ 254
      Quality: 3
    3. Abbrev: Headstone
      Title: Headstone
      Page: Pioneer Section
      Quality: 3
      Note: Original area being re used
    4. Abbrev: Bedfordshire - 1911 - English Census
      Title: "Census." Database.
      Author: PRO.
      Publication: \i Ancestry.com\i0 . n.d.
    5. Abbrev: Cambridgeshire - 1841 - English Census
      Title: Cambridgeshire - 1841 - English Census
      Author: England. Cambridgeshire.
      Publication: Ancestry. \i Census Records\i0 . http://Ancestry.com : n.d.
      Page: Bourn, Cambridgeshire - 1841 - English Census, William Head ing; digital images, Ancestry, \i Census Records\i0  (http: //Ancestry.com); citing PRO HO 107/68/5
      Quality: 3
    6. Abbrev: Cambridgeshire - 1841 - English Census
      Title: Cambridgeshire - 1841 - English Census
      Author: England. Cambridgeshire.
      Publication: Ancestry. \i Census Records\i0 . http://Ancestry.com : n.d.
      Page: 71 Caxton End, Bourn, Cambridgeshire, William Heading; digi tal images, Ancestry, \i Census Records\i0  (http://Ancestr y.com); citing PRO HO 107
      Quality: 3
      Date: 27 Aug 2008
      Text:
      1) William Heading head b: 1812 Bourn
      2) Ann Heading wife b: 1815 Eynesbury
      3) Betsy Heading dau b: 1835 Bourn
      4) William Heading son b: 1844 Bourn
      5) John Heading son b: 1846 Bourn
      6) Simon Heading son b: 1848 Bourn
    7. Abbrev: Bourn Parish Film 1040421-3 & Bourn Parish Registers 1583-1950
      Title: Bourn Parish Film 1040422
      Page: No 131
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