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
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
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,
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)