John Barnaby  Marris (b. 30 January 1804, d. 30 May 1874)
John Bull Dropping Off Pilot
John Barnaby  Marris381 was born 30 January 1804 in Kirton in Lindsey / Lincolnshire Co., England382, and died 30 May 1874 in St Kilda, Australia383, 384. He married Susanna Langton Preston on 20 September 1825 in St Nicholas Anglican Church / Lincolnshire Co., England385.
Notes for John Barnaby  Marris: From Kirton 1820
".....Kirton is a market town and parish in the "hundred of Corringham and division of Lindsey" 147 miles north of London, 18 miles north of Lincoln and 10 miles north east of Gainsborough, pleasantly situated near the summit and on the western side of a commanding eminence and belonging to the Dukedom of Cornwall (now "owned" by Prince Charles?) ...."
Extract from family Bible believed owned by Bill and Adair Marris in New Zealand "...Immigrated with 6 children from Shearwood in the parish of Basford near Nottingham to Australia Felix in Marshals Emergrant ship the "John Bull" commanded by Captain Orman. Left Graves End September 28, 1839 and anchored in Hobson's Bay, Melbourne, 23 January, 1840..."
Family Name Given Name Age Month Year Ship Book Page MARRIS HARRIETT 4 JAN 1840 JOHN BULL 2 59 MARRIS JAMES 13 JAN 1840 JOHN BULL 2 59 MARRIS JNO B 36 JAN 1840 JOHN BULL 2 59 MARRIS JOHN 9 JAN 1840 JOHN BULL 2 59 MARRIS SARAH R 6 JAN 1840 JOHN BULL 2 59 MARRIS SUSANNA 36 JAN 1840 JOHN BULL 2 59 MARRIS SUSANNA 1 JAN 1840 JOHN BULL 2 59 MARRIS WM 11 JAN 1840 JOHN BULL 2 59
From "Shipping Arrivals and Departures Victorian Ports 1798-1845" (pub 1984) Martin A Syme, 21 January 14 February, 1840, "John Bull" 705 tons, Captain Ormond. Left London 22 September, 1839 via Bombay. 233 emigrants, 20 cabin, merchandise. No further record of the "John Bull" ever returning to Melbourne.
Note: 705 tons was a large ship for the day and the vessel is described as a "ship" not a "bark" or "brig". This arrival was only 4 years after the settlement of Port Phillip (Melbourne) by Batman, Evans and Fawkner ! The largest vessels were a 1,000 tonnes (rare) and the average about 5-600 tonnes; the journey taking about 3-4 months. Arrival in the winter would have been most uncomfortable.
From "The First Years at Port Phillip by Robert Douglas Boyd (pub 1935) "....The ship "John Bull" 725 tons arrived with the first shipment of "bounty emigrants', 89 males, 99 females and 31 children. The total bounty paid was £3,441. As well 23 males 11 females and 13 children arrived as passengers. The bounty was £38 for each married man and his wife under 40 years, £5 for each child under 5 years, £10 for each child 7-15 years and £15 for each child between 15-30 years. Preference was given to those who had trades and probably John Barnby, being a Joiner, would have come out on this basis....?"
At the end of 1838 Melbourne's population was approximately 4,000 and houses estimated at 700-800. WILLIAMSTOWN where the Barnby Marris' first settled was named after King William 1V. Melbourne after the British Prime Minister. The first edition of "The Herald" was published on 3 January, 1840, 20 days before the family arrived. Local mail delivery commenced 2 March 1840, cost 1 penny per item. Sands & Mc Dougal Directory, 1857, (the earliest available) notes Marris & Sons (Marris John Barnby, Marris James, Marris William) Timber Merchants, 105 Bourke St East, Melbourne
John Barnby Marris's portrait is held at the Latrobe Library, Melbourne as an early pioneer, (no 171)
In 1872 T.F.Chuck, a well-known photographer, made a large mosaic of explorers and early colonists of Victoria. He photographed surviving Victorian residents, borrowed negatives of settlers who had died before this date, and copied a painting of Lieutenant-Governor, CJ Latrobe. Chuck had a studio in Melbourne from 1863 to 1876.
In 1851 living in dwelling house in Bourke Street & also on the electoral roll for that year.
In 1867 signed "Loyal Address to Duke of Edinburgh" (signed 16th page from beginning of address)
MARRIS John, off Little Collins Street, Latrobe Ward, date 17 APR 1849 MARRIS John Barmby Latrobe Ward date 5 NOV 1844 MARRIS Joseph, Latrobe Ward 4 NOV 1847.
More About John Barnaby  Marris: Burial: 02 June 1874, Melbourne General Cemetery / Melbourne, Australia. Census: 13 February 1804, Kirton in Lindsey register. Christened: 13 February 1804, St Andrews Church, Kirton in Lindsey / Nottingham, Lincolnshire Co., England. Died 2: 01 June 1874, Melbourne, Australia. Emigration: 21 January 1840, Melbourne, Australia. Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1870, Joiner, Timber Merchant.386 Residence: February 1840, Melbourne, Australia.
More About John Barnaby  Marris and Susanna Langton Preston: Divorce: 09 July 1860, Melbourne. Marriage: 20 September 1825, St Nicholas Anglican Church / Lincolnshire Co., England.387 Unknown-Ending: Edmund Yeadon Curate, Officiating.
Children of John Barnaby  Marris and Susanna Langton Preston are:
+James Nall Marris, b. October 1826, Kirton in Lindsey / Lincolnshire Co., England388, d. 15 June 1868, Melbourne, Australia389.