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Holman (née Bastian), Ann

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1833
Place of birth Crowan, Cornwall, England
Date of arrival 1839
Principal occupation Wife and mother
Date of death 1860
Place of decease Bald Hills, Yankalilla, South Australia

Ann Bastian was born on 23 May 1833 at Crowan in Cornwall, England. Religion – Wesleyan Methodist (Uniting Church) but she married in the Anglican Church.

She was the sixth daughter of Sampson Bastian senior (1791-1846) and Philippa Holman (1797-1872). Aged 6 years, she arrived with her parents on board Java from London on 13 Oct 1839. She grew up in Willunga during the 1840s.

Aged 17 years, Ann married John Holman junior (her 1st cousin and son of John Holman senior) on 8 April 1851 at St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Willunga. They had four children (2 sons and 2 daughters):

Elizabeth (1852-1882) b. at Willunga. m. Robert Lloyd Morgan (1845-1896) on 4 Oct 1872 at Wesleyan Parsonage in Victoria, d. at Williamstown, Victoria

John Henry (1854 -1906) b. at Adelaide, in 1882 – Mining surveyor, m. Caroline Bach (1863-1949) in 1882 in Victoria

Mary Ann (1858-1938) b. at Bald Hills, m. Robert Burns McRae (1857-1917) in 1885

Richard (1860-1894) b. at Bald Hills, m. Louisa Alice Tepper in 1888, d. at Kenmore Hills, Victoria

John Holman held a depasturing licence at Yankalilla in 1857 and they lived at Bald Hills.

Ann Holman (nee Bastian), aged 27 years, died on 14 Nov 1860. She is commemorated (as Ann Bastian) in the Willunga Wesleyan Methodist (Uniting) Church on a panel of a chest tomb (alongside her sister Hannah) carved by George Sara.


  • Passengers in History database. SA Maritime Museum - Bastian 1840
  • South Australian Deaths Index of Registrations 1842-1915
  • South Australian Marriages Index of Registrations 1842-1916
Ann Holman (nee Bastian)
Ann Holman (nee Bastian)

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