James Triffit and Mary Higgins

1-Convict James Triffit was born on 11 Jun 1769 in Whixley, Yorkshire, England and died on 3 Apr 1853 in New Norfolk at age 83.

In 1789 James, a farmer, was caught with a bottle of stolen rum and a cork screw, at Beverly Races. He was sentenced to transportation for seven years and left Portsmouth on 27 Mar 1791 on board the third fleet ship Matilda with 229 other male prisoners.  On Norfolk Island he accumulated 38 acres of land, during this time he married Mary Higgins who had arrived as a convict on 7 August 1790 aboard the ship Lady Juliana.  He was also employed by the colonial administration as a constable.  James and Mary Higgins and their two sons left Norfolk Island on the City of Edinburgh on 2 Oct 808 for New Norfolk, Van Diemen’s land.  James and his sons were granted allotments at Back River.

James married convict Mary Higgins on 22 Apr 1812.  They had two children: James and Thomas.

2-James  was born on 6 Jun 1794 in Norfolk Island and died on 20 May 1853 in Upper Glenelg, Victoria at age 58. James married Elizabeth Barnes on 20 Nov 1815 in New Norfolk. Elizabeth was born on 27 Nov 1800 in Norfolk Island and died on 16 Jan 1839 in New Norfolk at age 38. They had twelve children:

3-Ann 25 Mar 1816 - 2 May 1889

3-James 12 Jul 1818 in Hobart - 4 Feb 1907

3-John 3 Oct 1820 in Back River - 4 Sep 1905

3-Phoebe 1822 - 19 Dec 1868

3-Christiana Elizabeth 6 Jan 1825 in Hobart - 19 Aug 1887

3-Martha 13 Dec 1826 -   5 Jan 1828

3-Joseph 3 Nov 1828 died 24 Nov 1828

3-Henry Edward born 4 Dec 1829 - 10 Jun 1879

3-Ellen 30 Mar 1832 - 13 Jun 1900

3-Samuel William 9 Nov 1834- 22 Jun 1920

3-Josiah Augustus 3 Oct 1836 10 Apr 1860

3-Julianna  Ann 13 Feb 1838

3-Phoebe  was born in 1822 in New Norfolk and died on 19 Dec 1869 in Oatlands at age 47. Phoebe married John Jillett, son of Robert P. Jillett and Elizabeth Creamer, on 1 Aug 1840 in St Matthews Anglican, New Norfolk. John was born on 28 Oct 1819 in Hobart, Tasmania and died on 20 Nov 1868 in Oatlands at age 49. They had a son: Robert Alfred.

4-Robert Alfred Jillett was born in 1840 in Hobart, Tasmania and died in 1921 in Beaconsfield, Tasmania at age 81. Robert married Sophia Susan Whiteway on 22 Aug 1867 in Bothwell, Tasmania. Sophia was born on 5 Aug 1850 in Bothwell, Tasmania and died on 22 Aug 1920 in Beaconsfield, Tasmania at age 70. They had a son: Walter Race.

5-Walter Race Jillett was born on 8 Aug 1876 in Campbell Town, Tasmania and died on 3 May 1959 in Launceston at age 82.  He served in the World War 1. Walter married Hilda Elizabeth Eales on 22 Apr 1914 in Nile. Hilda was born on 28 Jun 1888 in Evandale, Tasmania and died on 28 Aug 1983 in Launceston at age 95. They had one son: Tasman Albert.

6-Captain Tasman Albert Jillett was born on 23 Oct 1917 in 18 Mann St. Invermay, Tasmania and died on 7 Jun 1986 in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania at age 68. Military Service WW2: Tasman married Jean Crothers, daughter of William James Crothers and Gladys Irene Norton, on 3 Nov 1951 in Windermere, Tasmania. Jean was born 1926.

2-Thomas  was born in 1797 in Norfolk Island and died on 20 Aug 1867 in Hamilton, Tasmania at age 70. Thomas married Mary Scattergood on 14 Oct 1815.  They had one son: Thomas William Francis.

3-Thomas William Francis  was born on 3 Nov 1818 in Hobart, Tasmania and died on 15 Feb 1839 in Back River, New Norfolk, Tasmania at age 20. Thomas married Ann.  They had two children: Esau and Jonas.

4-Esau  was born on 3 Apr 1847 in New Norfolk and died on 27 Jul 1908 in Black Hills, New Norfolk, Tasmania at age 61. Esau married Caroline Martha Smith, daughter of Henry Smith and May Caroline Potter, on 6 Jun 1872 in New Norfolk. Caroline was born on 24 May 1854 in New Norfolk and died on 3 Jun 1924 in New Norfolk at age 70. They had 12 children:

5-Charles Esau   1872 - 1949

5-Annie Laura May   1875 -

5-Edward George   1876 -

5-Isabella   1878 -

5-Lucy Eveline   1879 -

5-Robert George   1881 - 1959

5-Cecil Edward   1883 - 1929

5-Eden Horace   1885 - 1963

5-Oliver Amos   1886 - 1971

5-Hedley Eric   1889 - 1907

5-Bertie Carrol Bernard   1890 - 1954

5-Asia Melton   1896 - 1966

5-Lucy Evelyn  was born on 5 Dec 1879 in New Norfolk, Tasmania and died in 1959 in Strickland, Victoria at age 80. Lucy married James Francis Redmond on 24 May 1905 in St Lukes Church of England, Zeehan. James died on 31 Aug 1930 in Hospital, Zeehan, Tasmania. They had two children: Frances and Hedley Francis.

6-Frances Redmond was born on 20 Dec 1905 in Zeehan, Tasmania and died in 1971 in St Kilda, Melbourne at age 66.

6-Hedley Francis Redmond was born on 28 Apr 1907 in Zeehan, Tasmania, died on 9 Sep 1983 in Parkville, Victoria at age 76, and was buried on 12 Sep 1983 in Fawkner Crematorium, Melbourne. Hedley married Elvina Jessie King, daughter of Alfred King and Elsie Teresa Crothers, about 1928 in Ulverstone, Tasmania. Elvina was born on 9 Mar 1907 in Derby, Tasmania and died on 17 Mar 1970 in St Kilda, Melbourne at age 63.  Another name for Elvina was Elvie. They had two children: Garry Francis and Janet.

7-Garry Francis Redmond was born about 1932 in Queenstown, Tasmania, died on 18 Jan 1968 in Malvern, Victoria aged about 36, and was buried on 23 Jan 1968 in Springvale Crematorium, Victoria. Garry married Betty Lorraine McCann about 1954 in West Melbourne, Victoria.  They had two children: Kirsten Lisa and Katrina Ann.

8-Kirsten Lisa Redmond was born about 1965.

8-Katrina Ann Redmond was born in 1967.

7-Janet Redmond was born about 1939.

Hedley next married Vivienne Cattran, daughter of Walter Henry Stewart Cattran and Annie Cahill, in 1971 in Sydney, New South Wales.

5-Robert George  was born on 27 Sep 1881 in New Norfolk and died on 15 Mar 1959 in New Norfolk at age 77. Robert married Charlotte Mary Harris, daughter of Thomas Harris and Martha Harding, on 13 Jan 1904 in Parattah. Charlotte was born on 1 Nov 1879 in Parattah and died on 19 May 1953 in Back River, New Norfolk, Tasmania at age 73. They had ten children:

6-Colin Robert   1905 - 1985

6-Flossie Caroline Charlotte   1906 -

6-Phyllis Mohena Sarah   1907 - 1978

6-Franklin Cecil Thomas   1909 - 1945

6-Mary Grace   1911 -

6-Cyril Max   1912 - 1977

6-Robert Davenport   1914 -

6-Clarice Evelyn   1916 - 1991

6-Eva Lillian   1918 - 1988

6-Roy Stanley   1920 -

6-Franklin Cecil Thomas  was born on 4 Jun 1909 in New Norfolk and died on 11 Mar 1945 in Royal Hobart Hospital at age 35. Frank died of TB before son Michael was 1 years old. Franklin married Mary Nora Hally, daughter of Nicholas James Hally and Eugenie Mary (Jean) Scott. Mary was born on 5 Feb 1911 in Arthur Street, North Hobart, Tasmania, died on 26 Sep 2000 in Calvary Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania at age 89, and was buried on 29 Sep 2000 in St Matthews, Pontville. They had one son: Michael (Mike).

7-Michael (Mike)  was born in 1944. Michael married Nola Hoffman.  They had two children: Jason Michael and Simone Louise.

8-Jason Michael .

8-Simone Louise .

4-Jonas .