A brief summary of generational levels of the immediate families of Tasmanian photographer Thomas J. NEVIN and his wife Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee DAY, 1830s-1920s.
(a) GENERATION ONE: Dickson, Nevin, Day, Pocock and Goldsmith
Mary Ann Nevin nee Dickson (1810-1875) and John Nevin snr (1808-1887) had four children, all born near Belfast, Ireland between 1842 and 1852, prior to arrival as free settlers at Hobart, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) in July 1852. Born in England, Mary Ann Dickson was the sister of rose grower Alexander Dickson, established at Newtonards, Ireland. John Nevin snr was a former soldier (Royal Scots First Regiment), a journalist, poet and gardener.
Children of Mary Ann Nevin nee Dickson and John Nevin snr
1. Thomas James (Thos) Nevin (1842-1923) m. Elizabeth Rachel Day (1847-1914)
2. Mary Ann Nevin (1844-1878) m. John Carr
3. Rececca Jane Nevin (1847-1865)
4. William John (Jack) Nevin (1852-1891)
Children of Rachel Day nee Pocock (ca. 1812-1857) and Captain James Day (1806-1882). Rachel Day nee Pocock died of “consumption” at Hobart in 1857, and Captain James Day died in 1882 at the home of his younger daughter Mary Sophia Axup, Battery Point, Hobart. Photographer Thomas James Nevin married Elizabeth Rachel Day on 11th July, 1871 at Kangaroo Valley, Hobart.
1.Elizabeth Rachel (Lizza) Day (1847-1914) m. Thomas J. Nevin (1842-1923)
2. Mary Sophia Day (1853-1942) m. Hector Charles James Horatio Axup (1843-1927)
Children of Elizabeth Goldsmith nee Day (1802-1875), sister of Captain James Day, and Captain Edward Goldsmith (1804-1869). These were the Goldsmith cousins of the Day sisters, Elizabeth Rachel Day and Mary Sophia Day. Richard died in Hobart, 24 yrs old, in 1854 and Edward jnr died in Rochester (UK) in 1883.
1. Richard Sydney Goldsmith (1830-1854)
2. Edward Goldsmith jnr (1836-1883) m. Sarah Jane Rivers (1835-1926)
(b) GENERATION TWO: Day, Nevin, and Axup
Mary Sophia Axup nee Day (1853-1942) and Hector Charles James Horatio Axup (1843-1927) had five children between 1878 and 1891.
Children of Mary Sophia Axup nee Day and Hector C. Axup
NB: These dates may not be totally accurate.
1. Rachel Frances Eva Axup (1878-1978) m. P. Baldwin
2. Sidney James Vernon Axup (1882-1975) m. Emily Tyson
3. Edward Harold Leslie Axup (1885-1964) m.
4. Patience Ella Mary Axup (1889-1913)
5. Olive Lilian Ethel Axup (1891- ? ) m. Wilshire
Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day (1847-1914) and Thomas James Nevin (1842-1923) had seven children, six surviving to adulthood. Three sons – Sydney, William and George – were born at the Hobart Town Hall during their father’s residency as Office and Hall Keeper. Sydney died four months after birth.
Children of Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day and Thomas J. Nevin:
1. Mary Florence Elizabeth (May) Nevin (1872-1955)
2. Thomas James (Sonny) Nevin (1874-1948) m. Gertrude Tennyson Bates (1883-1958)
3. Sydney John Nevin (1876-1877)
4. William John Nevin (1878-1927)
5. George Ernest Nevin (1880-1957)
6. Mary Ann (Minnie) Nevin (1884-1974) m. James Henry Alfred Drew (1878-1963)
7. Albert Edward Nevin (1888-1955) m. Emily Maud Davis (1891-1971)
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- Rosanna Mary Domeney nee Tilley at Thomas Nevin’s studio 1870s
- Thomas Nevin and Alfred Barrett Biggs 1872-1876
- Exhibition 2019: T. J. NEVIN’s mugshot of prisoner James BLANCHFIELD 1875
- Prisoner John NOWLAN alias DOWLING 1870-1876
- Prisoner William SAWYER or SAYER(s) 1875
- Joseph Somes, Captain Edward Goldsmith and the “Angelina” 1844-46
- A distinguished forelock: Henry Dresser Atkinson on board the “City of Hobart” 1872
- Captain Goldsmith, AWOL seaman Geeves, and HMS Havannah
- Captain Edward Goldsmith and wife Elizabeth’s land deals in VDL
- Thomas Nevin’s photographs mounted on calico 1870s
- Thomas Nevin at the Canary and Cage Bird Show 1869
- Bleak Expectations: Captain Goldsmith’s will in Chancery 1871-1922
- 1854: a year onshore at Hobart Tasmania for Captain Edward Goldsmith
- John Nevin snr and family 1851-1854: shipping documents
- Captain Edward Goldsmith and the conundrums of the Ethiopian Serenaders 1851
- The Will of Richard Goldsmith snr (1769-1839)
- Treasures passed down from Captain Edward Goldsmith and Captain James Day
- Thomas Nevin and the Terpsichoreans, New Norfolk 1867