Expansion of the VERYARD clan in Australia

Compiled by Peter Veryard

July 2000

There is quite a history of Veryard's in Australia and I believe I'm related to all of them.  The first arrived in Western Australia aboard the Travancore from England in 1857.

These were my Great Great Great Grandfather John Besley Veryard b.1820, d 1898; m Jane b 1824 d 1896.  Upon his arrival in Perth he was a baker.

John and Jane had 7 offspring;
    Charles William b 1848 d 1868
    John Besley b 1851 d 1924    My Great Great Grandfather m 1875 Selina Arnold b 10.10.1852 d 1.8.1944 Continued father's bakery business, councillor and mayor of the city of Leederville in West. Aust. and member of parliament of WA.
    Henry b1854 d 1854
    Frederick b1855 d 1856
    Alfred b 1857 d 1883
    Francis b 1860 d 1860
    Emily Jane b 1861 d 1864

John Besley and Selina only had one son

    John Besley Charles  b 1876 d 1961 My Great Gradfather m 1898 Beatrice Elliott b 1878 d 2.1.1928  Baker, sold up and retired.

John and Beatrice had 5 children:

    Charles John Besley b 1900 d 1967. My Grandfather m 1921 Edith Prowse b 1902 d 1956, remarried Kath Rossiter 1964.Insurance representative, Perth City Councillor 1929-1964 and Lord Mayor 1964 to his death in 1967.
    Arnold,m Thelma, both deceased
    Vernon, m Enid, both deceased
    John (Jack), d1935
    May, m Emille Same, both deceased

Charles and Edith had 5 children

    Charles Prowse b 1922 d 1988 My Father, m 1944 Elizabeth May Thomas b 1922 and still going strong. Airline pilot, farmer, insurance co. manager and shopkeeper.
    Joan m Clarence Scott
    Marjorie m Glynn Hassell
    Valerie m Colin Brown d 1986
    Vaughan, b 1947 (union of Charles and Kath!), has three girls from their marriage

    Charles and Elizabeth had three children

    Peter Alan b 1945 m 1979 Kaye Allan(nee Ward) b 1950 div 1988; remarried 1994 Karina Howitt(nee Barrett) b 1959, Served in Royal Australian Air Force, Commonwealth Public Service, Farmer.
    Ann b 1946, m 1965 David Williams
    Jacqueline b 1953, m  John Boron, div.

    Peter and Kaye had two boys

    Matthew Peter b 1980,  university student
    Daniel Ward b 1981, university student

That is a history as complete as I can make it at the moment.  I can't see the connection to any of the Veryard's listed in the 1800's but one day I hope to track back from Australia to find the links.


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