Francis Tuckfield (1808-1865)

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Francis Tuckfield was born 10 May 1808 in Germoe, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom to Samuel Tuckfield (-) and Mary Hoskin (-) and died 21 October 1865 in Portland, Shire of Glenelg, Victoria, Australia of pneumonia. He married Sarah Gilbart (1808-1854) 13 October 1837 in St Erth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. He married Mary Stevens (1823-1886) 1857 in Hobart, City of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Early life and education

As a young man Francis was a miner and seasonal fisherman. He was converted to the Wesleyan Methodist faith when he was 18 and became an active local preacher. He was accepted as a candidate for the ministry in 1835 at the age of about 27 and trained for two years at the Theological Institution, Hoxton.


He was selected to be a missionary to the Aboriginals, the indigenous Australian people, in the Port Phillip District, which is now Victoria, Australia. He arrived in Australia in 1838.


  • Joseph
  • Samuel
  • Richard
  • Edward
  • Joseph

above all older than Francis

  • William


Offspring of Francis Tuckfield and Sarah Gilbart (1808-1854)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Gilbart Tuckfield (1838-1864)
James William Tuckfield (1839-1908) 23 July 1839 Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1 January 1908 Burwood-road, Glenferrie, Victoria, Australia Mary Ann Patterson (c1851-1931)

Francis Lee Tuckfield (1841-1920)
Caroline Jane Tuckfield (1843-1931)
Emily Anna Tuckfield (1845-1893)
Samuel Wesley Tuckfield (1847-1847)
John Hannah Tuckfield (1849-1924)
Samuel Pascoe Tuckfield (1850-)

Offspring of Francis Tuckfield and Mary Stevens (1823-1886)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Arthur Stevens Tuckfield (1861-)
Herbert Edward Tuckfield (1863-)
Mary Alice Tuckfield (1864-)
Of his eleven children, three sons became ministers and four daughters married ministers.

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Sources and notes

‡ General


  Golden Wattle, Robin Patterson


  • Le Griffon, Heather (2006). Campfires at the Cross: An Account of the Bunting Dale Aboriginal Mission at Birregurra, Near Colac Victoria 1839- 1851. Australian Scholarly Publishing. ISBN 1740971124

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