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Chenoweth, Edwin George

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1848
Place of birth Camelford in North Cornwall, England
Date of arrival 1856
Principal occupation Saddler
Date of departure 1895
Date of death 1923
Place of decease Norwood, South Australia

Edwin George Chenoweth (alternative spelling Chenowth) was the eldest son of Edwin John Chenoweth (1821-1912) and Jane Cornelius (1819-1891) and was born on 4 Feb 1848 at Camelford in North Cornwall. He arrived, aged 8 years, with his parents on board the Government emigrant ship Aurora from Southampton on 21 May 1856. Religion – Wesleyan Methodist.

Edwin George, aged 27 years, (1848-1923) married Esther Sibley (1855-1941), aged 19 years, on 31 March 1875. She was the daughter of Simon Libby Sibly (1826-1908) and Elizabeth Cory (1826-1901). They were married by the Rev. J. Stoyel at the residence of Edwin John Chenoweth. They had 11 children (6 sons and 5 daughters including ten born at Aldinga);

Ethel May (1876-1963) b. at Aldinga. m. Harry Innes Shipway (1881-1950) on 9 Nov 1903 in Victoria, they had three children, d. at Black Forest, SA

Laura Beatrice Cory (1878-1970) b. at Aldinga, m. Thomas Henry Richards (1881-1960) at the residence of the bride’s father Edwin George Chenoweth at Goodwood on 29 Aug 1908, d. at Unley & buried in Centennial park Cemetery

Bartle Wilfred (1879-1882) b. & d. at Aldinga, died as a child

Maurice Clayton (1881-1969) b. at Aldinga. m. Florence Gertrude Quarrell at the Congregational Church in Rose Park on 19 Nov 1907, they had two children, d. in NSW

Lawrence Oswald (1883-1957) b. at Aldinga. m. Olive Mary Neil (1885-1978) at North Adelaide in 1905, they had three children, d. at Prospect & buried in Centennial Park Cemetery

Olive Augusta (1885-1973) b. at Aldinga. m. Nelson George Copley (1880-1946) at Goodwood on 4 Jan 1905, they had eight children, d. at Adelaide & buried at Centennial Park Cemetery

Raymond Sibley (1887-1972) b. at Aldinga. m. Lillian May Sampson (1883-1964) at the residence of the bride’s father J.H. Sampson in Malvern on 30 Sept 1916, d. at Warradale & buried at Centennial Park Cemetery

Myrtle Haggar (1888-1977) b. at Aldinga. m. Frank Harold Carr (1882-1957) at the residence of the bride’s father Edwin George Chenoweth in Goodwood Park on 14 Aug 1907, they lived in Victoria, d. at Northcote, Vic

Winford Edwin (1890-1973) b. at Aldinga. m. Gladys Evelyn Pepper (1891-1975) on 21 Dec 1912 at Clifton Hill, Victoria, they had four children, d. at Ashwood, Vic

Daisy Esther (1893-1900) b. at Aldinga. died as a child, d. at Adelaide

Alfred Ross (1895-1971) b. at Parkside, m. Ruby Maud Trott (1892-1997) at the residence of the groom’s father Edwin George Chenoweth in Goodwood on 2 July 1915, d. at Blackwood & buried in the Coromandel Valley Cemetery

The small skillion extension on the left side of 22 Old Coach Road, Aldinga appears to have been constructed in brick and this was Edwin Chenoweth’s Harness Shop and Saddlery. It appears to have been operated for nearly twenty years from 1876 until about 1894 by Edwin George Chenoweth. He paid rates on a house and half an acre from 1877 to 1888 (reduced to quarter acre in 1886)

Edwin was listed in the Directories as a saddler at Aldinga by 1876 until 1894. All of their children between 1876 and 1893 were born in Aldinga but their youngest son (Alfred Ross in 1895) was born in Parkside. So by 1895 the family had moved to Parkside and in 1902 he was resident at 26 Brown Street in Adelaide and later (by 1919) had moved to Victoria. Edwin George Chenoweth died at Norwood, S.A. on 21 July 1923 and he was buried in West Terrace Cemetery.


  • Passengers in History Database – South Australian Maritime Museum
  • South Australian Births – Index of Registrations 1842-1906
  • South Australian Marriages – Index of Registrations 1842-1937
  • South Australian Deaths – Index of Registrations 1842-1972
  • Ratepayer List Willunga & Aldinga Councils 1850-1888
  • Family Histories. C. Manuscript folder held by the National Trust (Willunga Branch). Blue folder 40-3
  • Statton J. (ed) 1986. Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885. Volume 1. News 9 Nov 1928:15
  • Chronicle 27 Nov 1941:18
Edwin George Chenoweth (1848-1923)
Edwin George Chenoweth (1848-1923)

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