John Brimfield and Rebecca Downes

1-Convict John Brimfield was born in 1794 in Leominster, Herefordshire, England, died on 27 Apr 1856 in Bothwell, Tasmania at age 62, and was buried in St Lukes Church, Bothwell.

John was convicted of stealing a watch and money from a housekeeper, tried on the 16 October 1823 at Salop town of Ludlow and sentenced for 14 years transportation. His mother lived near Leomister in Hereford-Wooster area approximately 7 miles inside the Welsh border near Ludlow near Brimfield. He was 27 at the time, 4'10" with brown hair and light grey eyes. His trade was a gardener, garden hand or brewer. John sailed on the ship Phoenix from Portsmouth on the 29 March 1824 and arrived at Van Diemen's Land on 21 July 1824.

John married Rebecca Downes on 16 Jun 1833 in Green Ponds, now Kempton, Tasmania. Rebecca was born on 24 Nov 1794 in London, England and died on 8 Jul 1880 in Oatlands at age 85. They had two children: John Edwin and Rebecca. 

2-John Edwin Brimfield was born in 1834 in Bothwell, Tasmania and died on 9 May 1873 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 39. John married Ellen Hales on 1 Dec 1857 in Green Ponds, now Kempton, Tasmania. Ellen was born in 1836 in Tasmania and died on 28 Dec 1885 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 49. They had ten children:

3-Elizabeth Brimfield  1859 - 1877

3-Thomas Edwin Brimfield  1861 - 1939

3-Charles Edward Brimfield  1863 - 1939

3-Rebecca Brimfield  1865 - 1957

3-William Brimfield  1866 - 1917

3-John Brimfield  1868 - 1903

3-Margaret Brimfield  1869 -

3-Edward Brimfield  1870 -

3-Joseph Brimfield  1873 – 1952

3-Lillian May Rosina  1879- 1938

3-Thomas Edwin Brimfield was born on 7 May 1861 in Bothwell, Tasmania and died on 27 May 1939 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 78. Thomas married Martha Henrietta Helena Rice. Martha was born on 23 Nov 1862 in Hobart, Tasmania and died on 6 Dec 1945 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 83. They had ten children:

4-Rose Brimfield1886 – 1958

4-Leslie Brimfield1887 – 1887

4-Florence Brimfield1888 – 1938

4-Thomas Henry Edwin Brimfield1891 – 1962

4-Myrtle Henrietta Brimfield1895 – 1989

4-Nina Violet Brimfield1897 – 1989

4-Maud Vera Brimfield1899 – 1986

4-Humphrey Edwin Brimfield1901 – 1997

4-Martha Henrietta Brimfield1903 – 1956

4-John Edwin Brimfield1904 – 1956

4-Myrtle Henrietta Brimfield was born on 7 Mar 1895 in Hobart, Tasmania and died in Victoria. Myrtle married William Marson Bennett, son of Thomas Bennett and Sarah Cocker, on 1 Jan 1919 in Home of the brides parents, Kangaroo Valley, New Town, Tasmania. William was born on 5 Aug 1891 in Mersey, Devonport and died in 1965 in Heidelberg, Victoria at age 74. They had two children: Joan Frances and Eileen Lillian.

3-Charles Edward Brimfield was born on 11 May 1863 in Bothwell, Tasmania, was christened on 8 Dec 1873 in Bothwell, Tasmania, died on 7 Jul 1939 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 76, and was buried on 10 Jul 1939 in Hobart, Tasmania. Charles married Annie Emma Best Bennett, daughter of Thomas Bennett and Emma Best, on 25 Oct 1905 in Latrobe. Annie was born on 23 Apr 1872 in Port Sorell, died on 20 Sep 1947 in New Norfolk at age 75, and was buried on 23 Sep 1947 in Hobart, Tasmania. They had five children:

4-Ellen Rebecca Brimfield  1906 - 1978

4-+Myrtle Cecelia Brimfield  1909 -

4-Elvie Maud Brimfield  1911 - 1963

4-Stanley Charles Brimfield  1915 - 1981

4-Herbert Lawrence Brimfield  1918 – 1990

2-Rebecca Brimfield was born in 1838 in Bothwell, Tasmania and died on 11 Oct 1917 in Bothwell, Tasmania at age 79. Rebecca married William Dickenson on 12 Feb 1856 in Bothwell, Tasmania. William was born on 27 Jan 1826 in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land and died on 11 Jun 1914 in Oatlands, Tasmania at age 88.