Robert SLAPP (1809-1890)

Robert SLAPP (Photo: Sonya ORGAN collection)

Robert SLAPP was born in 1809 at Lacklistone, Norfolk, England and died 1890 Rylstone, NSW. He married Mary Ann SELF in 1835 Felmington, Norfolk, England. They had eight children.

(Source: Adel FIRTH-MASON)

Robert SLAPP (b.1809) and Mary Ann SELF (b.1812) married 5th May 1835 at All Saints, Skeyton, Norfolk. (Skeyton lies about 2.5 miles south of Felmingham, Norfolk). Robert with his wife and 3 female children, Elizabeth, Ruth and Mary Anne, sailed as "Bounty" immigrants from Plymouth, Devon on the 18th May 1841, on the vessel "Canton". The vessel sailed via Cork, Ireland, where it departed on the 1st June bound for Sydney, New South Wales where it arrived on the 18th September 1841.

Robert was the son of John and Judith SLAPP (nee CHRISTMAS of Skeyton) married 4/2/1795 Skeyton; Elizabeth a daughter of John and Elizabeth SELF of Tacolneston, Norfolk.

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DAVIS Family Collection - can you help identify?

DAVIS family photo, c.1900 (Photo: Dan HATTON)

Can you help identify the people in this photo from the DAVIS Family Collection?

Source: Dan HATTON (

Maria Elizabeth MULHOLLAND (nee MASON) (1848-1924)

Maria Elizabeth MULHOLLAND (1848-1924) (Photo: RDHS Wiki)

Daughter of George MASON (1828-1913), wife of John MULHOLLAND (1845-1918)
(Source: RDHS Wiki)

Maria Elizabeth MASON was the eldest child of George and Anne MASON (nee WHITE) born in the village of Fulbourn, Cambridge, England in 1848.
(n.b Fulbourn is fast becoming a suburb of Cambridge which lies 5 miles to the north west).

Maria, with her parents and ten siblings, left Plymouth, Devon, on the 30th September 1857 on board the "Stebonheath” arriving in Sydney on the 27th February 1858. (see Sydney Morning Herald newspaper article,

Maria married John MULHOLLAND on 21st July 1868 at St James' Church, Rylstone. She had 11 children; just like her mother! (The MULHOLLAND family originated from the Manchester area).
[see Lisa Day's web page at]

The MASON family were poor agricultural labourers living in the Fulbourn area of Cambridgeshire. Around a dozen other "Fulbourn" families left the village for Australia between 1840 and 1880. It is believed that they were encouraged to emigrate by the Government although official documentation to support this has not yet been located.

The MASON spouses (Sarah and Anne were also from Fulbourn;
William (Gillespie?) MASON and Sarah ROLFE + 6 children - Southampton 1853
and his son; George MASON and Anne WHITE + 11 children - Plymouth 1857

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George and Ann MASON (nee WHITE) came to Australia with only 4 children: Maria, Charles, William and Frederick. The remainder were born in Australia.

(Source: Gwen POTTER)