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* 'The Lamperd, McBirnie & Jobson Lines'*

Updated May 8, 2009

I am researching three families; Jobson on my husbands side and Lamperd on my side.The Lamperd/Lampard family emigrated from Hampshire to Australia in 1850 gold rushes to Australia. They originated from Hampshire in the Uk. John who emigrated was born in Fawley, and married Eliza Denham. His family had been around the Hampshire area for some generations. John was at first a miner but times were tough so he went back to his trade as a baker, setting up a tent store on the gold fields at Sandhurst later called Bendigo. They obviously did well and he and his sons and son in law, took up land for selection at Toolleen when it was thrown oen for ballot in 1870s. Records show his father John a laborer, and wife Mary leased a cottage from Mr Andrew Drummond on the Cadland Estate at Fawley. It is known that grand-father Edward was apprenticed to William Attrill, of Hythe not far from Fawley as a cordwainer (shoe maker and leather worker). Unfortunately after his wife passed away he became a 'traveller' and late in life was repatriated back to Fawley Parish. His master had passed away and it seems he was left with unpaid wages and was impoverished. Research is still proceeding as it has been difficult to identify just which family they descend from. There have been Lamperds around Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Hampshire for many centuries and research continues. There is a legend that they are descended from French Huguenots, so perhaps that explains why they have eluded us so far!

Our Jobson line were mainly boat builders. They were from around Newark, Hull and Lincoln areas. The family like ours had some branches who emigrated to the USA and Australia late in 1800s. Ross' family emigrated to Queensland where great grand-father Jobson was a boat builder in hot humid Cairns in the north of tropical Queensland. It is thought he came here about 1911 as shipping records in the family indicate a fare at this time.Research shows there were Jobsons around the north of England in areas from Northumberland to York. One famous Jobson or rather infamous person is Sir Francis Jobson who married Elizabeth Plantagenet. He worked for Henry V111 during th edissolution of the monastries.He acquired a lot of property around London and Essex but is has not been established if a relationship to this family now exists. It is believed they emigrated to USA around mid to late 1600s.Research is continuing.


Robyn & Ross Jobson

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