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Foreman, George Daniel

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1827
Place of birth Port Sorrell, Tasmania
Date of arrival 1849
Principal occupation Labourer
Date of death 1903
Place of decease Willunga

George Daniel Foremen was born in Port Sorrell, Tasmania on 12 July 1827. He was the son of John Foremen (1769-1829) and Jane (née Bowbanks) (1784-1840) and the younger brother of James Foremen (1825-1857). Religion – Church of England.

George Daniel Foreman, aged 22 years, arrived from Tasmania on 17 April 1849 aboard the 123 ton schooner Timbo and joined his older brother James at Willunga. He was a labourer at Willunga.

George married Elizabeth Matilda Waye (1831-1920) at St. Stephens Anglican Church, Willunga on 7 Aug 1856. She was the oldest daughter of John Waye senior (1771-1851), wheelwright at Willunga, and Sarah (née Baker) (1771-1865).

They had eight children, all born at Willunga:

Susanna (or Susan) (1857-1925) b. at Willunga, m. Henry Crowther Pinnington (1856-1940) on 6 July 1877, they had 4 children, d. at Glenelg & buried in the Brighton Cemetery.

William James (1860-1933) b. at Willunga, unmarried, resident at Verdun, buried in the Brighton Cemetery.

Elizabeth Ann (1864- ) b. at Willunga, m. George Woodfoorde (1860-1933) in Melbourne in 1890, no children,

Frank (1866-1921) b. at Willunga, unmarried, served in the Boer War, d. at Willunga & buried in St. Stephen’s Anglican Cemetery.

George (1866-1901) b. at Willunga, m. Elizabeth Palmer (1866-1901) in 1882, moved to WA, they had eight children, d. at Adelaide, SA.

John Henry (1869-1967) b. at Willunga, m. Edith Adelaide Williams (1878-1942) on 21 Sept 1898 at Gawler, they had 11 children, d. at Sefton Park, SA & buried at Dudley Park Cemetery.

Charles Gordon (1871-1961) b. at Willunga, m. Margaret Male (1874-1957) – fourth daughter of William Robert Male - on 26 Dec 1896 at the Bible Christian Church, Willunga, he was a bootmaker, they had 8 children, d. at Berri, SA.

Alfred Lewis (1874-1963) b. at Willunga, m. Rose Gaffney (1879-1967) at Norwood on 16 May 1900, they had 6 children, he was a butcher in High Street, Willunga, d. at Willunga.

George Daniel Foreman died, aged 76 years, at Willunga on 12 Oct 1903 and Elizabeth Foreman (née Waye), aged 90 years, died at Sister Parker’s Home in Glenelg on 23 Sept 1920. They are both buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Willunga.


  • 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. B. Manuscript folder held by the National Trust (Willunga Branch). Blue folder 40-7
  • Statton J. (ed) 1986. Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885. Volume 2

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