Georgiana Elizabeth Shapcote .

Born 1835 in Stoke Damerel, Devon

Baptised: 24 March 1835, Devonport, Devon

Her parents were Thomas Shapcote and Harriet Leaver.



Georgiana Elizabeth Shapcote married Marcus Blake Brownrigg

in 1862 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia.


He was born on 23 July 1835 in Mauritius / Cape of Good Hope,

son of  Captain Marcus Freeman Brownrigg and Maria Caroline Blake.


He was educated at Stroud and also Cambridge University.  He went with his family to live in Australia in 1856.


He was ordained as an Anglican Minister in 1860 and  was a Missionary.


He went to Tasmania in 1867, and he built a new church at Ross in his year there, lectured at the Mechanics' Institute on atmospheric phenomena, and later tried to establish the 'true longitude' of Launceston, where he became rector at St John's in 1868.


He practised and studied homeopathy, astronomy and navigation, and became a competent painter and a capable musician.


His wrote "The Cruise of the Freak" (1872-1885).of his Aboriginal missionary voyages to the Bass Strait islands, and constructed some of his own small ships.


He was made Canon of St David's Cathedral, Hobart, in 1878, and returned to Sydney in 1889.


He died on 31 July 1890, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


He was buried in Rookwood Cemetery.


After Rev Brownrigg died  his wife Georgiana and children returned to Launceston, Tasmania.



Children of  Georgiana Elizabeth Shapcote and Marcus Blake Brownrigg:



1.  Katherine M. Brownrigg













Born:  1863, Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Married:  William Genders, 1895, Launcestone, Tasmania

Died:  30 Mar 1957, Launcestone, Tasmania



2.  Marcus Francis Brownrigg













Born:  1866, Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Died:  10 Feb 1934, Melbourne, Australia



3.  Charles Leaver Brownrigg







(This is either a photograph of Charles Brownrigg or Cecil Brownrigg)






Born:  1868, Launcestone, Tasmania



4.  Trevor Blake Brownrigg


Born:  1868



5.  Cecil Blake Brownrigg


Born:  1869, Launcestone, Tasmania



6.  Annie Mildred Brownrigg


Born:  1873



7.  Norman Brownrigg


Born:  1873



8.  Harold Blake Brownrigg


Born:  1875

Father of Marcus Blake Brownrigg

Next - Francis John Peake Shapcote (born 1837)




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