Welham Family - Newcastle, NSW.

Welcome to the Welham family website.

February, 2012.


I'm Jenny Richardson (nee Welham), a direct descendant of Nathan John Welham, whose parents Samuel and Eliza (nee Goodwin) emigrated to Australia with their children aboard the Bussorah merchant ship from Bristol England, to Port Jackson (Sydney) NSW, in 1841.
For the past 20 years I have gathered up information on the Welham family and just recently it occured to me that it would be a good idea to share the information with other Welham descendants on a web page and hopefully others will come forward with further information and photographs.
Many thanks to Shirley Brierley of Sydney for giving my parents a hand written Welham family tree about 30 years ago and making me curious, and to my cousin Joy Manson (nee Welham) for sharing information and photographs over the years.
Thanks also to Naomi Kalogiros (descendant of Jane Eliza Welham) and Jason Smith and Lee Eggleston( both descendants of Mary Ann Orphan Welham) for supplying information and photographs. Alan Hughes of England, a descendant of Samuel's youngest brother Benjamin, has also been very helpful with information. Amanda Miller and Pamela Coll (descendants of Nathan Welham's daughter Annie) have been very generous to share photographs and information.
I apologize for any inaccuracies, and welcome corrections.

I live in Brisbane, Australia, and my email address is  

NB: This is a work in progress!

Memorial Plaque for Nathan Welham at Jacksons Bay, Westland, South Island New Zealand.

February 2018

My brother Murray Welham and I travelled to Jacksons Bay and placed the bronze plaque on a large rock on the foreshore in the vicinity where Nathan was buried in 1875, on the foreshore in an unmarked grave.
For further information, scroll down Nathan John's page.

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Margaret Carter | Reply 07.10.2020 19.36

I am Margaret Carter descendant of Jane Eliza Welham on Shaw side. I am first cousin to Naomi Kalogiros Mother. Great work and so generous with information

Christine Harris | Reply 19.01.2020 16.52

My family tree is available on Ancestry and I have done my DNA is there's anyone here who wants to compare!

Christine Harris | Reply 19.01.2020 16.50

My name is Christine Harris (nee Watson), a descendant of Eliza Welham and Richard Watson. I have only just come across your page. Wonderful!!

Tracy Linde nee Salisbury | Reply 23.07.2018 20.01

Hi Jenny, Hope all is well, how goes our hunt with the Welham clan. I would like to help you will Richard William Richard Watson's Daughter Dorothy Jane

Tracy Linde | Reply 07.04.2015 10.27

Hi My name is Tracy Linde, I am Descendant to Richard Watson, I can help you with Dorothy Watson if you like as she was my grandmother

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07.10 | 19:36

I am Margaret Carter descendant of Jane Eliza Welham on Shaw side. I am first cousin to Naomi Kalogiros Mother. Great work and so generous with information

13.05 | 09:05

Elizabeth Sault (Sarah Watson b.1870) Just wanted to inform that there is incorrect info re her husband. He is Vernon E J Morgan from Cardiff, Wales b.1894

30.04 | 14:59

A history of regiment INSWMR BOER WAR is being written of which James Alexander Steel 1874-1939 served in. Please contact me via my email address for details.

19.01 | 16:59

Hi Jenny
The photo of Richard is actually of his son, Richard William Watson.
I know, because I fell into the same trap!

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