The Kings Candlesticks - Family Trees
John BRABYN [17534]
Joanna JAGO [17535]
Capt John BRABYN [14458]
Mary Ann Martha ALLYN [16793]

Jennyfer Ann BRABYN [16794]
(Abt 1795-1871)


Family Links

1. Peter Burnett French MILLS [14466]

2. James TAIT [16796]

Jennyfer Ann BRABYN [16794]

  • Born: Abt Jun 1795, London
  • Marriage (1): Peter Burnett French MILLS [14466] on 23 Jan 1810 in Port Dalrymple Tasmania Aust.
  • Marriage (2): James TAIT [16796] on 13 Jun 1845 in Belfast Port Fairy Victoria AUST
  • Died: 1 Jan 1871, Ellerslie nr Mortlake Victoria AUST aged about 75
  • Buried: 3 Jan 1871, Port Fairy Victoria

bullet   Another name for Jennyfer was Jane Ann.


bullet  Research Notes:

Jennyfer was probably aged under 15 when she married, her family had to return to Sydney soon after, she is reported not to have got on with her stepmother.

On Tuesday 23 Jan 1810 at Port Dalrymple, Mr Peter Mills, Deputy Surveyor of Lands, to Miss J A Brabyn, eldest daughter of Capt J Brabyn of the 102nd Regt.
Sydney Gazette 17 Feb 1810.
This was a civil ceremony help at short notice as her family were returning to Sydney Cove. On 11 Mar 1811 Jennyfer and Peter had a church wedding at St John Launceston.

Jennyfer's marriage was difficult her husband failing often and seriously, however she is said to have possessed extravagant habits and a violent temper. After her husband abandoned her she and her family were in greatly reduced circumstances she was obliged at times to take in washing. However her father gave financial support.

Jennyfer formed a strong association with James Tait that was to last for several decades. She bore him two children, James was a convict assigned to assist her on her family land at Norfolk Plains. She moved from there after a frightening experience with the local aboriginals who were attacking local farmers, to her father's land on the North Esk River.

Jennyfer at her father's death was Willed a third share of the sale of various houshold chattles and some stockbut is reported only to have received a silver cutlery set which had belonged to her mother. She is believed to have considered herself wronged.

Jennyfer's death certificate completed by her son John Brabyn Mills made no reference whatsoever to her marriage to Tait or her second family by him.


Jennyfer married Peter Burnett French MILLS [14466] [MRIN: 5137] on 23 Jan 1810 in Port Dalrymple Tasmania Aust. (Peter Burnett French MILLS [14466] was born in 1786 in Dublin.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

This was a civil marriage in 1810 on the 11 Mar 1811 they were married by church licence.


Jennyfer next married James TAIT [16796] [MRIN: 6018], son of George TAIT [20331] and Elizabeth GOOD [20332], on 13 Jun 1845 in Belfast Port Fairy Victoria AUST. (James TAIT [16796] was born in 1796 and died on 18 Jul 1874 in Warrnambool VIC AU.)

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