Emanuel Becher Hungerford (E.3)

Emanuel Becher Hungerford – The Third Child of Emanuel and Catherine

Emanuel Hungerford was born 1818, Novohal, Co. Cork, Ireland, and baptised as Emanuel Becher Hungerford, 5 May 1818.

He married (1) Jane Boston, eldest daughter of the late Reverend Richard Boston of Tracton, Cork, Ireland, and his wife Eliza Evanson. Mrs Boston and three of her daughters had arrived in Sydney from Melbourne in 1850. They were married 4 February 1851, St Mary’s Church, West Maitland, NSW, by Robert Chapman, and the marriage was witnessed by Emanuel Hungerford (Sr) and Lizzie Boston. Jane died 23 January 1852, Newcastle, NSW, aged 36, and was buried at Christ Church, Newcastle, NSW, 24 January 1852. They lived at Newcastle and had no children.

Emanuel married (2) Elizabeth Evanson Boston, 29 March 1853, at the Wesleyan Chapel, West Maitland, NSW. Elizabeth was the sister of his first wife, Jane Boston, and the third daughter of the Reverend Richard Boston. They lived in Steam Street, West Maitland, and had five children.

Emanuel, his wife and son travelled to Auckland, New Zealand, arriving aboard the steamer William Denny on 26 January 1855. They lived in New Zealand for a short period before returning to live in New South Wales, arriving in Sydney on 11 July 1857 aboard the Moa.

Emanuel died 10 June 1860, ‘Woodlawn’, Farley, NSW, and was buried at Oakhampton Cemetery, Oakhampton, NSW.

Elizabeth took her children back to New Zealand, arriving in Auckland aboard the Claud Hamilton on 30 March 1863 with her son and three daughters. John was married in New Zealand in 1883, and at some point thereafter Elizabeth and her daughters returned to New South Wales.

Elizabeth died 1 May 1920, at Windsor Street, Paddington, NSW, aged 94. The informant at her death was Ernest Swire, Emanuel’s nephew. Emanuel and Elizabeth’s living descendants are comprised of only one great-granddaughter, five great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-granddaughter.

Children of Emanuel and Elizabeth

E.3.1a John Boston Hungerford (1854—1941) married (1) 1883 Jane Edwards (c.1852—1903); married (2) 1908 Mary Augusta Violet Malcolm (c.1866—1940)

E.3.2a Elizabeth Hungerford (abt 1856—1952); not married

E.3.3a Maria Hungerford (1857—1935); not married

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