ISSAC RICHARD PILLIIDGE # 2 (1837...1921)

Isaac Richard Pillidge # 2 (1834...1921)

Isaac Richard Pillidge's Mate's Certificate
Isaac's Sextant & Useage Manual
Isaac Richard Pillidge & Mary Ann Priscilla Johnson's Head Stone Morpeth
Isaac Richard Pillidge & Mary Ann Priscilla Johnson's Photo
Lands Dept map of Narrowgut . Showing Charles Johnson's farm allotment Morpeth (listed as Chas Johnson)
Narrowgut
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Children :

1 . .H . Isaac . Richard . Pillidge # 1 . (b.4/11/1856...d.1926) (Known as Richard) m 27/5/1880 H . Rosa Ann. Taylor . (b.1854..d.1893)
2 . H . Elizabeth . Emma . Pillidge . (b1860...d.) m 1884 H . Robert . Sharp (b.1851.d.1931)
3 . H . George . Henry . Pillidge . .(b.1862..d.1936) m 1862 H .. Eliza . Davis .(b.1864.....)
4 . H . Emily . Priscilla . Pillidge . ( b1870...d.) m 1839 H . James . W . Cork . (b......d.)
5 . H . Louise . Victoria Pillidge . (b.1876....d.) m 1895 H . Henry . C . Bryant . (b......d.)
6 . H . Ada Isabella . Pillidge . (b.1877...d.1957) m 1929 H . Marius . . Sanlaville no children
7 . H . Agnes . Rebecca Pillidge (b.1872...d.1952) m 1895 .H . John . Watson . (b..?..d..)
8 . H . Jessie . Pillidge . (b.1879...d.) m 1903 H . George . Durrant . (b.1872.....d.)
9 . H . Frederick John . Pillidge . (b1881...d1947) m 1904 H . Eva . Elizabeth . Kerr . (b.1885..d.1972) .
10 . H . Charles . Robert . Pillidge . (b1884...d1943) m 1906 Elizabeth Magdelan . McBriarty . 5 Children
Died At Birth Or Infancy (11) Ann Alice Pillidge (b1858...d.1866) , (12) Caleb Pillidge (b.1864...d.1867) , (13) William Pillidge (b.1867...d.1867) , Ann,Caleb & William's Headstone (14) Ellen Elizabeth Pillidge (b.1868...d..1877) , (15 ) Alice Margaret Pillidge (b.1874...d.1875).
 

History & Achievements :

Isaac Richard Pillidge spent most of his life a secluded man . Very little information has been found of his life around Morpeth and Narrowgut . The following has been mentioned many times but has never really been able to be proven. It has been stated that Isaac jumped ship so he could remain in the colony. This is now more than a story and has been proven. It would explain why he was such a quiet person.The following information was supplied by Mr . David Andrews ( England ) dna@newscientist.net

The Green has been added for explanation
"Isaac Richard Pillage . (b Oreston , a few miles south East of Plymouth) 1834 "(NOTE the spelling 'age' not 'idge')
"Cert No. 6157 "
"Register Ticket No. 385396.... recorded on BT122/8/ "(The record number is where it was found in the Public Records Office )
"BT122/8 show registered ONLY MATE issued at Plymouth 21 April 1852" ( This would have been his first issue of the certificate as a second issue was made 14th day of April .. Year 1853. This is the certificate shown at the following link . Isaac Richard Pillidge's Mate's Certificate )
There are four voyages shown on BT122/8 two each for 1852 & 1853 showing Isaac Richard Pillage listed as Only Mate.
1852
" INO"
10/5/1852 from Plymouth England to Cronstadt then from Cronstadt to Gloucester England,arriving on the 1/9/1852.
" INO"
21/9/1852 from Plymouth England to Cardiff ,Wales, Cardiff ,Wales to Cronstadt ,Cronstadt to Bristol, England arriving on the 14/12/1852.
1853
" INO"
6/1/1853 from Cardiff ,Wales to Bayrout, from Bayrout to Bristol ,England 24/8/1853.
" INO"
31/10/1853 Bristol ,England to Melbourne, Australia,
24/9/1855 from Melbourne, Australia to Newcastle, England . Isaac would not have been on this voyage as he had already jumped ship in Melbourne on 3/7/1854. The "INO" would have stayed from 1853 till 1855 servicing the trade routes around the Coast of Australia.
There are no entries for later years, but there is a note in very faint pencil which as best as it can be read states the following ,
( NOTE -?- means unreadable)
It reads as follows
" Run -?- (This word would be ashore as jumping ship was called running ashore " at Melbourne 3/7/1854 & -?- broke open the Masters draws and stole -?- See shipping Master and Isaac Pillage 29/9/55"
From the above one can conclude that on the 3/7/1854 Isaac jumped ship ,the "INO" . He made his way to the "STANHOPE" and sailed with her on the 22-7-1854 from Melbourne to Sydney as a member of her crew . The break in and the ship jump was not reported till 29/9/1855 . By this time Isaac had disappeared in to the Australian Colony .Note the change in the spelling of his last name . From Pillage to Pillidge
The " INO"
Master : a) ......... .Captain G Watson. b) Captain Coolman
Rigging Bark : .....sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1840
Tonnage : .............453 ton in old scale & 489 tons using new scales
Construction : ...... Built 1839 in Richbucto, using spruce, black birch, Hackmatac & Pine Pitch
Owners :............... Hull Shipping Company
Port of Register... Hull England
Port of Survey :... a) Liverpool England b) Hull England

The following is an extract from a microfiche listing Unassisted arrivals from overseas to Australia

Codes : Master = M , Passenger = P , Crew= C .

Name: ............................. Age :........ Ship : ..... Status :... D.O.Arr :........... From Port To Port :................. Remarks :
Isaac Pillidge..................21..........Stanhope......."C'............4/8/1854........... ..Melbourne.: Sydney............ Seaman/ British.
It has been proven that Isaac Richard arrived on board the ship "STANHOPE" 4th August 1854 in Sydney as a crew member . The "STANHOPE sailed for Australia on the 15th of April 1853 . Isaac would not have been on this voyage as he was serving as an only mate on the "INO". He is listed with the following record of Inward Crew and Passengers
From The Port of Melbourne Noon 4th August 1854 Ship "STANHOPE" of London, the Bailey fom Melbourne to Sydney New South Wales 4th August 1854 . On the 14th of April 1853 he recieved his Mates Certificate.
Seamans Names ............Station...........Age ........of What Nation ......Name Of Passangers
Perter Finley ..................Master ...........28................British
Edward Tan.....................Seaman ..........24..................Ditto
John Jones........................Ditto..............20................France..................None
Isaac Pillidge.....................Ditto.............21................British
Charles Rogers.................Ditto.............25..................Ditto
Henry Smith......................Ditto.............21..............American
The "STANHOPE" was a three mastered schooner , used as a Merchant Ship. A record of its voyages in Australia have been recorded
3-8-1852 .> Melbourne to Sydney > Sydney to Melbourne > 31-12-1852
No record of her voyage back to England
15-5-1853 > London to Melbourne >7-7-1853
2-12-1853 > Geelong to Sydney > 7-7-1853
2-1-1854 > Sydney to Melbourne > 11-1-1854
17-3-1854 > Melbourne to Launceston > 19-3-1854
3-4-1854 > Launceston to Melbourne 5-4-1854
9-5-1854 > Melbourne to Launceston > 11-5-1854
22-7-1854 > Melbourne to Sydney > 4-8-1854 this voyage Isaac arrived in Sydney,eventually making his way to Morpeth where he settled,married and raised a family.
No record of her voyage back to Melbourne.
5-6-1854 > Melbourne to Sydney > 7-6-1854
No record of her voyage back to Tahiti
10-10-1854 > Tahiti To Melbourne >25-11-1854
12-12-1854 > Melbourne to Sydney > 29-12-1854
30-12-1854 Sydney to Tahiti > "STANHOPE" retuned to England ( there is no record of her in Australia after this date)

Isaac Richard's Obituary

From the Raymond Terrace Examiner 27th March 1921

One of the earliest settlers of the Hunter River died at his sons residence at East Maitland on Thursday morning last week, in the person of Isaac R Pillidge, father of G.H. Pillidge. The deceased gentleman had attained the age of 87 years and his illness extended over a period of merely a few weeks. Death was mainly due to senile decay. The late Mr. Pillidge was born in Devonshire England, and like many of his countrymen, felt the call of the sea and responded, in early life until 25 being spent on board ship. Arriving in Australia he put in several years in the riverboats trading from Morpeth t o Sydney. The "Collaroy", "Coonanbara" and "Tamar" being boats he piloted up and down the river, for in those days the navigation of the river successfully, was regarded as a fine art. Leaving the boats, he took up farming occupations and first settled at Nelsons Plains, occupying portion of the farm now owned by Thomas McDermott. There he remained for several years, most of them wet and unprofitable seasons for farmers in those days. Later he went to . Narrowgut . ( a farm still stands there as of todays date 26/11/1999. It is located on an Island surrounded by a cut out section of the Hunter River. The story goes that the property was cut off after the receedence of flood waters. The river had changed course leaving Narrowgut an Island. Only one entrance to this property exists ,across a causway into the property. The main crop grown on the property is Asparagus ). above Morpeth, and success rewarded his hard working and diligent attention to his occupation. About twelve years ago he had amassed sufficient to retire on and went to Wallsend to live. His residence continued there up to about ten months ago, when Mrs. Pillidge died. From then to his death he had resided with his son at East Maitland. Mr. Pillidge although 87, carried his faculties up to the last, but was threatened with blindness towards the last few months of his life. To those who knew him intimately, he was a valued friend, one of the old school whose word required no ink to fulfill a contract. His word was his bond and his honesty as bright as the sunshine. Though of a retiring disposition, he was highly regarded for his usefulness towards his neighbours and when he could not assist them he made it a point of his long life, never to make there path harder. He leaves a family of sons, daughters, grand and great grandchildren. His sins are R. Pillidge of Hinton. George Pillidge of East Maitland. Fred Pillidge of Largs and Charles R Pillidge of Morpeth . His daughters are, Mrs. R. Sharpe, Mrs. H Bryant and Mrs. C Durrant of West Maitland, Mrs. J. Cork of Minmi, Mrs. J. Watson of Morpeth and Miss Pillidge of East Maitland. There are 35 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren surviving him. The funeral to Morpeth cemetery on Friday was largely attended, interment being made in the Church of England section. R.T.E 27th May 1921

This is exactly as it apeared in 1921 no changes made, spelling mistakes have been left in eg" sins" instead of sons.

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