George Wickam Chugg

#1223, b. 4 January 1877, d. 1967

Individual's Timeline

Birth4 January 1877George Wickam Chugg1
Birth RegMarch 1877George Wickam Chugg2,3
EmigratAU16 January 1882George Marion Chugg4,5
Marriage1908George Wickam Chugg6
Death of Father21 June 1926George Marion Chugg7,8
Death of Mother1933Harriet Chugg9,10
Death1967George Wickam Chugg11

Primary events

  • Birth: George Wickam Chugg was born on 4 January 1877 in Brighton, Sussex, England.1
  • Birth Reg: George's birth was registered in the quarter ended in March 1877 in the Steyning, Brighton registration district.2,3
  • Marriage: He married Violet Amelia Sayce, daughter of Charles Frederick Sayce and Mary Ella Ford, in 1908 in Victoria, Australia, when they were 30 years ~&~ 24 years old. most likely Violet was born in England - see known error in database which lists England as the place of marriage.

    Name: CHUGG - Geo Wickham
    Event Type: Marriage Sex:
    Age: - Place: ENG
    Year: 1908 Reg. Number: 499
    Father: -
    Mother: -
    Spouse: SAYCE - Violet Amelia.6
  • Death of Father: His father George Marion Chugg died on 21 June 1926 in Prahran, Victoria, Australia.7,8
  • Death of Mother: His mother Harriet Chugg died in 1933 in Mitcham, Victoria, Australia.9,10
  • Death: George died in 1967 in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia, (Aged 89 years, worked back from recorded birth date).11

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: George was a gardner, and later a dealer.12
  • (Witness) EmigratAU: He was with George Marion Chugg and Harriet Wickham when they emigrated to Australia on 16 January 1882 from England; They were assisted migrants. George was a 32 year old carpenter from Devon whose parents were both dead, and Harriet his wife who was 30 and from Sussex. Harriet's mother Harriet Wickam was alive and living in Sussex. Both could read and write. They had 4 children with them. They stated a religion, but it is difficult to read, possibly ASdly.4,5
  • Anecdote: A gardener, who appears to be living with his mother, whilst his wife is living with his father in another house in Mitcham.

Census details

Voter Enrolements

Children of George Wickam Chugg and Violet Amelia Sayce


  1. Max Chugg, "eMail from Max Chugg Tasmania," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, various.
  2. NSW assisted immigration 1844 - 1859, online,
  3. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online
  4. Website ( "New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
    Name:      George Chugg
    Estimated birth year:      abt 1850
    Age:      32
    Voyage Arrival Date:      16 Jan 1882
    Vessel Name:      Forfarshire
    see downloaded passenger list."
  5. NSW assisted immigration 1844 - 1859, online,
    CHUGG Ernest 6 Forfarshire 1882 2142, 2493 and family
    CHUGG Ethel inft Forfarshire 1882 2142, 2493 and family
    CHUGG George 4 Forfarshire 1882 2142, 2493 and family
    CHUGG George 32 Forfarshire 1882 2142, 2493 and family
    CHUGG Harriett 30 Forfarshire 1882 2142, 2493 and family
    CHUGG William 2 Forfarshire 1882 2142, 2493 and family

    The Forfarshire, built in 1876, was a fine large well-appointed ship of 1238 tons, which made frequent visits to New Zealand and Australia. She did not run continuously to the colony, having only made six voyages from 1973 to 1900.

    Forfarshire is mentioned in the following books. Note a Forfarshire was wrecked in 1838. This is not the same ship as this one.

    188 Paine, Ships of the World
    33-4, 418 Lubbock, Windjammers, Vol. 2
    361-2,477 Lubbock, Windjammers, Vol. 1
    Forfarshire, Listed
    294 Lubbock, Colonial Clippers

    FORFARSHIRE (The) 1238 ton ship. built 1867 by Morrison of Sunderland. Chartered by Shaw Savill Company for the first voyage out in 1873. Made 6 voyages to NZ.

    FORFARSHIRE - 1887
    Code letters: HNGP Official Number: 56779
    Master: Captain D.D. Brown, appointed to the Shipping Line in 1873 and to the ship in 1876.
    Rigging: composite materials Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in felt & yellow metal; fastened with copper bolts;
    galvanized iron bolts used on upper deck; .
    Tonnage: 1,238 tons gross, 1,124 under deck and 1,238 net.
    Dimensions: 201.9 feet long, 37.1 foot beam and holds 22.1 feet deep;
    Poop 62 feet long; Forecastle 37 feet.
    Construction: 1867, J. Morison in Sunderland; iron frame planked; repairs to damages in 1877;
    partial new deck in 1879.
    Owners: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd.
    Port of registry: Southampton.
  6. Victorian BDM on line, online, Surname: CHUGG
    Given Names: Geo Wickham
    Event: M
    Spouse Surname/Father: SAYCE
    Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Violet Amelia
    Age Code:
    Birth Place: ENG
    Death Place:
    Year: 1908
    Reg. Number: 499.
  7. Website ( "Australia Death Index, 1787-1985."
  8. Victorian BDM on line, online, Name: CHUGG - George
    Event Type: Death Sex:
    Age: 77 - Place: Pran
    Year: 1926 Reg. Number: 7274
    Father: Chugg Richd -
    Mother: -
    Spouse: -.
  9. Victorian BDM on line, online, Name: CHUGG - Harriett
    Event Type: Death Sex:
    Age: 82 - Place: Mitcham
    Year: 1933 Reg. Number: 14573
    Father: Wickham -
    Mother: -
    Spouse: -.
  10. Website ( "Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Harriett Chugg
    Name:      Harriett Chugg
    Death Place:      Mitcham, Victoria
    Age:      82
    Father's Name:      Wickham
    Registration Year:      1933
    Registration Place:      Victoria
    Registration number:      14573
    Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1851."
  11. Victorian BDM on line, online, death 17528.

  12. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online
  13. Victorian BDM on line, online, 25384.
  14. Victorian BDM on line, online, Year: 1923 Reg. Number: 33359.