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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Charles Christmass: Birth: Jan 1823 in Holwell, Hertfordshire, England. Death: 1 May 1893 in Jurendine, Northam, Western Australia, Australia

  2. Ruth Christmas: Birth: 1824 in , , Hertfordshire, England. Death: Sep 1831 in Northam, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia

  3. William Christmas: Birth: 1826 in , , Hertfordshire, England.

  4. George Christmas: Birth: 1829 in At Sea.

  5. Elizabeth Christmas: Birth: 1831 in Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia. Death: Jun 1831 in Northam, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia


Sources
1. Title:   Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914 Volume 1 Early Settlers 1829-1850
Page:   Page 56
Author:   Pamela Statham
Publication:   1979 University of Western Australia Press
2. Title:   First families 2001
Page:   http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10421/20041220/www.firstfamilies2001.net.au /firstfamily5cd6.html?id=Christmass1573167153#ff
Author:   State Library of Victoria
Publication:   31 December 2001
Text:   First Families 2001 is a unique historical and cultural record of Australia. It is a database and a collection of stories about the people of Australia, past and present. It is an important genealogical resource, as well as a unique document about the people who are the history of this country. First Families 2001 was completed in 2001 in time to celebrate 100 years of Federation

Notes
a. Note:   George (aged 31) and Elizabeth arrived in 1829 with four of their children. The family became pioneer settlers in the new harsh environment of the Swan Colony (Avon Valley). Tragedy struck in 1831 when George lost his wife and daughters Ruth and baby Elizabeth. In 1838 the family set out for Northam and George (Senior) found employment with J. Fleay in Beverley. By the late 1860's, George leased some of the best agricultural land and he established Fern Valley Farm via Grass Valley. Today's Shamrock Hotel was bought by George in 1871 and he lived there until his death in 1879, a month before his 82nd birthday. During his later years he suffered from blindness. The family name Christmass remains in the area.


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