Foreman, George Daniel

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George Daniel Foreman was born in Sorell, Tasmania on 12 July 1827. He was the son of John Foreman (1769-1829) military pensioner, and Jane Fittess (née Bowbanks) (1784-1840) and the younger brother of James Thomas Foreman (1825-1857). Religion – Church of England. George Daniel Foreman, aged 22 years, arrived from Tasmania on 17 April 1849 aboard the 123 ton schooner Timbo and joined his older brother James at Willunga (James had arrived in 1846). George was a bullockie at Willunga.
George married Elizabeth Matilda Waye (1831-1920) at St Stephens Anglican Church, Willunga on 7 August 1856. She was the oldest daughter of John Waye senior (1771-1851), wheelwright at Willunga, and Sarah Hendrick (1771-1865). They had eight children, all born at Willunga:

  • Susanna (or Susan) (1857-1925) born at Willunga, married Henry Crowther Pinnington (1856-1940) on 6 July 1877; they had 4 children. She died at Glenelg and was buried in the Brighton Cemetery
  • William James (1860-1933) born at Willunga, unmarried, resident at Verdun, and buried in the Brighton Cemetery.
  • Elizabeth Ann (1864- ) born at Willunga, married George Woodfoorde (1860-1933) in Melbourne in 1890, no children
  • Frank (1866-1921) born at Willunga, unmarried, served in the Boer War in the 4th Battalion, Railway Pioneer Regiment; died at Willunga and buried in St Stephen’s Anglican Cemetery
  • George (1866-1901) born at Willunga, married Elizabeth Palmer (1866-1901) in 1882, moved to Western Australia, they had eight children; he died at Adelaide, South Australia
  • John Henry (1869-1967) born at Willunga, married Edith Adelaide Williams (1878-1942) on 21 September 1898 at Gawler; they had 11 children and he died at Sefton Park, South Australia and was buried at Dudley Park Cemetery
  • Charles Gordon (1871-1961) born at Willunga, married Margaret Male (1874-1957) – fourth daughter of William Robert Male – on 26 December 1896 at the Bible Christian Church, Willunga. He was a bootmaker, and they had 8 children. Charles died at Berri, South Australia
  • Alfred Lewis (1874-1963) born at Willunga, married Rose Gaffney (1879-1967) at Norwood on 16 May 1900. They had 6 children; he was a butcher in High Street, Willunga, and died at Willunga

George Daniel Foreman died, aged 76 years, at Willunga on 12 October 1903 and his wife Elizabeth Foreman (née Waye), aged 90 years, died at Sister Parker’s Home in Glenelg on 23 September 1920. They are both buried in St Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Willunga.


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