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Private Isaac Champion (b.....d.)

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  • Born :  
  • Where Born : Oversele, Norfolk
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived :  7 July 1802
  • Ship Arrived on :" Atlas "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Served : 102nd Foot Regiment, 70th Foot Regiment, 8th Royal Veteran Battalion
    Discharged aged 40"
  • Date of Discharge : 12 March 1791
  • Date Joined 102nd .: 6 May 1793
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Mary A Graham,
  • Born :
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  • Date Arrived :  7 July 1802
  • Ship Arrived on :" Atlas "
  • Date Married : 29 March 1810
  • Where Married St Phillips Church of England Sydney
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  • Isaac did not return to Australia. His family did

    Descendants

     information supplied by Jan Cherrie j.nc7csg@bigpond.net..au

    Area Settled :
    Bankstown
    Children :
    Mary Ann Graham and Isaac Champion had five children.
    Ann Graham Champion, daughter of Mary Ann Graham and Isaac Champion, was born 22 May 1805, baptised St Philips Church of England Sydney 5 January 1806, V18051566 1A/1805, V1805913 4/1805
    Three of the other children were John, Susan, and Isaac, probably born NSW between 1802 and 1810 but no record has been found of their births.
    Elizabeth Champion, daughter of Mary Ann and Isaac Champion christened 3 May 1812 Saint Mary’s Portsea Hampshire England (
     
    All four of their children died in February 1811.
    Ann Champion buried 4 February 1811
    John Champion buried
    4 February 1811
    Susan Champion buried
    4 February 1811
    Isaac Champion buried
    6 February 1811

    History & Achievements :

    He was "born Oversele, Norfolk. Served 102nd Foot Regiment, 70th Foot Regiment, 8th Royal Veteran Battalion Discharged aged 40"
    Isaac Champion, Private 102nd Regt. arrived Botany Bay in 1802 per Atlas
    The Atlas sailed 29 November 1801 via Rio de Janiero and Cape Town, arr Botany Bay 7 July 1802,
    a trip of 220 days.
    Aboard were Irish convicts, 151 male and 28 female, but only 85 males 26 females arrived. The ship's master was Richard Brooks, known for his inhumane treatment of convicts.
    Charles Bateson: The Convict Ships 1788-1868
    Aboard the same trip of the Atlas was Mary Ann Graham, a convict, b.1778, tried in the Spring of 1801 at   Cork City, Ireland, sentenced to 7 years, transported per Atlas1 (1), age 24 (reel 2417)
    Portia Robinson: The Women of Botany Bay,
    Mary Ann Graham and Isaac Champion had five children.
    Ann Graham Champion, daughter of Mary Ann Graham and Isaac Champion, was born 22 May 1805, baptised St Philips Church of England Sydney 5 January 1806, V18051566 1A/1805, V1805913 4/1805
    Three of the other children were John, Susan, and Isaac, probably born NSW between 1802 and 1810 but no record has been found of their births.
    Mary A Graham, widow, married by license Isaac Champion, widower, St Philip’s Church of England Sydney, 
    29 March 1810, V1810 982 3A/1810, V1810 93 5/1810.
    Isaac Champion and family returned to England with Governor Bligh and the Rum Corps in 1810.
    He was discharged in 1811.
    SAG magazine Descent - Vol 25 No 1, March 1995 - The 102nd Regiment at Horsham, Sussex by Janet Robinson.
    Their fifth child of was Elizabeth Champion, daughter of Mary Ann and Isaac Champion christened 3 May 1812 Saint Mary’s Portsea Hampshire England (familysearch.org).
    Elizabeth Champion became the mother of Francis James Williams, well known in the early history of Canberra.
    By 1813 Mary Ann Champion had "taken up with" Francis Able, also from the 102 Regt.
    Mary Ann Champion married Francis Able 13 June 1813 at Saint Mary’s Portsea Hampshire England.
    Their child Sarah Abel was born 10 April 1813, christened 2 May 1814 Saint Mary’s Portsea Hampshire England, parents Francis and Mary Ann Abel.
    Mary Ann and Francis Abel, with children, returned to Sydney as free settlers per Canada in 1817 (SAG).
    No further record of Isaac Champion has been found until......
    Isaac Champion, convict, arrived NSW per York I (2) 7 February 1831,
    departed Sheerness 4 Sept 1830, via Teneriffe, with 200 male convicts (reel 2428)
    Ticket of Leave 37/188, Certificate of Freedom 38/0096, 7 February 1838
    And Isaac Champion may have been granted land.....
    Elizabeth Shepherd, daughter of Isaac Champion, wrote to the Colonial Secretary re land owned by Isaac Champion in 1841, 2/7823, 2/7970 ree1 1109, copies of papers COD 552. This Elizabeth Shepherd is the very same Elizabeth Champion, christened 1812, who was the mother of Francis James Williams. She married John Shepherd in 1828.
    Isaac Champion may be the farmer from Moore Bank who died 5 October 1849, V1849 752 34B, buried 7 October 1849 in the Parish of St Luke’s, Liverpool, County Cumberland.

     

    References
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