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View Tree for Francis GroomFrancis Groom (b. 15 Mar 1817, d. 06 Mar 1890)

Francis Groom (son of James Foster Groom and Mary Gayter)2263 was born 15 Mar 1817 in Newington, South London, UK2263, and died 06 Mar 1890 in Harefield, Fingal, Tasmania, Australia2264, 2265. He married Matilda Emma Minnitt on 04 Nov 1839 in St John's Church, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia2266, 2267, daughter of Paul Minnitt and Deborah ?.

 Includes NotesNotes for Francis Groom:


He arrived in Hobart on the brig "Henry" on 13 May 1832. He stayed with the Gamaliel Butler family and joined his brother James Charles Groom after he was married in 1835, at Moat Farm, near Carrick. Francis married Matilda Minnitt in 1839 an d took up residence on "Arlington", a property owned by Gamaliel Butler at Black Brush, on the road from Brighton to Broadmarsh.
Census 1842. "Arlington". House of brick & stone. 19 persons on the premises.
In 1843 the family moved to "Harefield", a property bought by James Foster Groom from Gamaliel Butler. The property was of 2560 acres (4 sq miles) and was on the Break O' Day Plains, just south of present St Marys.
On 27 Feb 1847 he was gazetted as a Justice of the Peace. In 1863 he was a Municipal Councillor in the Fingal District.
Cause of death kidney disease etc. Aged 73.
Witnesses at wedding were Robert Wales, Sarah Hines, Elizabeth Jane Hines
Report in Hobart Mercury 15/3/83 of visit to Harefield by the Governor.

One site states 28 July 1819 Hobart Tasmania

More About Francis Groom:
Burial: Cullenswood.2267

More About Francis Groom and Matilda Emma Minnitt:
Marriage: 04 Nov 1839, St John's Church, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.2268, 2269

Children of Francis Groom and Matilda Emma Minnitt are:
  1. Francis Charles Groom.
  2. Mary Pauline Groom.
  3. Frances Matilda Groom.
  4. Warner Ottley Groom.
  5. Elizabeth McLeod Groom.
  6. James Henry Groom, b. 16 Oct 1841, Arlington, Black Brush, Tasmania, Australia, d. 13 Nov 1893, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia.
  7. Mary Matilda Groom, b. 17 Mar 1843, Arlington, Black Brush, Tasmania, Australia, d. 31 Mar 1843, Harefield, Cullenswood, Tasmania.
  8. +Frederick Fletcher Groom, b. 09 Jun 1844, "Harefield" Cullenswood, Tasmania, d. 18 Oct 1915, Brighton, Victoria, Australia.
  9. +Emily Clarkson Groom, b. 13 Jun 1851, Harefield, Cullenswood, Tasmania, Australia, d. 23 Mar 1915, Ilfracombe, Devon..
  10. +Arthur Champion Groom, b. 26 Nov 1852, Harefield, Cullenswood, Tasmania, Australia2270, 2271, d. 22 Mar 1922, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia2272, 2273.
  11. Florence Aubrey Groom, b. 21 Nov 1853, Harefield, Cullenswood, Tasmania, d. 29 Sep 1918, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia.
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