|Offspring of John Forlonge and Eliza Jack (1785-1859)|
|William Forlonge (1811-1890)||1811 Scotland, United Kingdom||15 September 1890 Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia|| Marion Templeton (c1818-c1880)|
Elizabeth Mary Nolan (1845-1919)
|Andrew Forlonge (1816-c1897)|
William and his mother, Eliza Forlonge, were pioneers of Australia's merino industry, importing sheep from Saxony first to Tasmania at Kenilworth near Campbell Town in 1829, then at Euroa, Seven Creeks, Victoria. William's father John had been, according to relative Nancy Adams in her book Family Fresco, "the linch-pin of the enterprise" until his death.
William had an eventful life in Australia, being bankrupted twice and a member of a State Parliament three times.
His failure was reported in British newspapers, such as Liverpool Daily Post on 12 and 13 September and Staffordshire Sentinel and Commercial & General Advertiser on 14 September. "Advices from Australia announces the failure of Mr William Forlonge, a sqatter in Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. His liabilities were estimated to reach the large sum of £283,000, including, it is stated, £66,000 to the bank of Australia."
Reginald's birth from Morning Post (London) on 20 March 1854:
- FORLONG.---On the 16th inst., at Burton-park, Petworth, Sussex, the wife of William Forlong, Esq., of a son.
The birth of one child (not listed above) was reported thus in the Brighton Gazette of 15 May 1856:
- On the 3rd May, at Brighton, the wife of William Forlonge, Esq., M.L.C., Victoria, Australia, of a son." - http://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000938%2f18560515%2f107
Constance's birth was recorded thus in the Evening Mail of 20 April 1859:
- On the 15th inst., at 7, Glocester-square[sic], Hyde-park, the wife of William Forlonge, Esq., of a daughter.
More believable place name in the Morning Post of 21 April 1859:
- FORLONGE.—On the 15th inst., at 7, Gloucester-square, Hyde-park, the wife of William Forlonge, Esq., of a daughter.
Eliza Christina's wedding was reported thus by the Morning Post of 9 August 1861:
- POOLE--FORLONGE.--On the 6th instant, at St. James's, Paddington, by the Rev. Charles Ward, Rector of Maulden, Reginald Stuart Poole, Esq., of the British Museum, to Eliza Christina, eldest daughter of William Forlonge, Esq., of Melbourne, Victoria.
Marion's wedding was reported thus by the Edinburgh Evening Courant of 14 June 1862:
- Married, at St Peter's Church, Melbourne, on the 12th April, Arthur Cecil Cope Jenkinson, second son of the late Richard Samuel Guinness, Esq., M.P., barrister, of Black Rock, County Dublin, to Marion Jane, daughter of William Forlonge, Esq., of Euora[sic]. -
Florence's wedding to a presumed relative was reported in more than one newspaper, e.g. Dundee Courier 28 September 1867, p4:
- At St Paul's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, on the 26th instant, by the Rev. James Montgomery, William J. Forlong, Captain Bengal Army, to Florence, daughter of William Forlonge, Esq., Melbourne, Australia.—No cards.
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