Les Caveys d'Australie


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Denise England
(Australia) 22 january 2005

Hi just found this site for my mum who is a Cavey from Australia. She would like to know if anyone has any information on her father Charles Harry Victor Cavey born 19th October 1912.

His place of birth shows Surrey England maybe registered there his birth certificate shows Lincolnshire.

He had 4 sisters Queenie, Sylvi,Grace & Meryl and 2 brothers Percy & Bob I'm not sure where they were born if in A ustralia or England.


Karen Gaitskell
(Australia) 24 April 2004


I have been looking through your CAVEY site on the internet and have found it very interesting. I would like to send you some of what I have on my CAVEY line to see if anyone is following my pathway. My name is Karen Gaitskell. My Grandmother was a Avice/Avis Hilda CAVEY before she married and then became Mrs George Tom Emanuel SHELTON.

Avice Hilda CAVEY b30 May 1896, Bells Lane, Tenterton, Kent England. She died 4 Feb 1975 Perth, Weswtern Australia. She was the seventh child of William Levi CAVEY and Maude Frances (Fanny) HODGES. Avice/Avice other brothers and sisters were: Florence, Charles Levi, William Herbert, Percival Ernest, Albert Edwin(Bertie), Frederick Stanley, Maud Marion, Winifred Mirial and Frank.

William Levi (known as Levi) and Maude HODGES married 1884, Susex, England.
William Levi was born 1858 Peasmarsh, Sussex, Kent, England and died 29 March 1939, Perth, Western Australia.
He was the first born of four children. The others being: Caroline Rebecca, Thomas and Steven.
Their parents were Steven CAVEY and Charlotte CLARK married 1857 Peasmarsh, Sussex, England.
Steven CAVEY's parents were William Cavey born 1784 Beckley, Sussex, Eng. and Rebecca REEVES. They were married 1815 Staplehurst, Kent, Eng.

Steven was the fifth child of this marriage. The others being: Samuel, Caroline,Emma and Thomas
I was also sent some info that William CAVEY b 1784 was possibly married before he met Rebecca. First wife being Elizabeth unknown in 1807.

Maybe someone will be able to add some info to my tree?

My email is gaits@upnaway.com

Many thanks for your time


Faye Andison
(Australia) 23 January 2004

I would like to contact Joyce Downs of Okato to say hello, we used to visit Caveys a lot, and Joyce looked after us while mum was away, I don't know how I got on to this but it bought back many memories.

My e-mail is mickandi at smartchat.net.au Faye Andison [Hynes NP] now in Queensland Australia.


Pat Armidale
(Australia) 5 August 2003
  THOMAS CAVEY Born TYSUS, Sussex Served in 4th Foot Regiment Discharged aged 40

Covering Years 1813-1836. Reference for records WO 97/260/16.

Thought someone may know where he fits in.

Pat, Armidale, NSW


John Nerurker
(Australia) 3 June 2003
  I was wondering whether you might be able to help.

I was a school friend with Andrew Cavey in Epsom Surrey. We both left in 1984 and have since lost touch. In 1991 I migrated to Australia and am keen to get in touch with Andrew. Do you by any chance have any contact details?

Thank you


Jean-Luc Cavey
(France) 16 April 2003

I have found this site in Australia :

Erindra Pty Limited

I would suggest that Australian Caveys have a look on the Caveys that are listed there and, if there is a connection, send appropriate information to the owner of the site (Robyn ARKINSTALL).


Naomi Cavey
(Australia) 30 September 2001


Hi Jean-Luc

I Live in Australia and Sonia is married to my first cousin Jon, Gordon is our uncle.

He [ Gordon] is one of 7 sons and 1 daughter from Taranaki in New Zealand, So there is a tribe of us now all spread out in NZ, Australia, Europe Britain and Asia.


Naomi Cavey
(Australia) 30 September 2000

Hi im Naomi Cavey, from NSW Australia

My email address is naomicavey@telstra.easymail.com.au


Jenny Jones
(Australia) 25 July 2000

Thank you very much for your help but being a novist at all of this I am somewhat confussed. I am not sure what I need to do now. In addition to not being very familiar with England and the surrounding districts etc.

I have, over the past few days, been able to extract some further information from my family but it still isn't much to go on.

Grandfather: John George Cavey
DOB 2/11/1885-7? Peasmarsh? Sussex
Died 29/7/1945 Tudley Nr Tonbridge

Married ?/8/1920

Bessie Charlotte Huggins
DOB 1/8/1898?
Died ?/4/1985

If it isn't too rude could I ask for some guidance please. Where do I go next? What do I do?



Jenny Jones
(Australia) 22 July 2000

I now have further information on my grandfather

John George Cavey
Born 2/11/1885 (we think)
Died 29/7/1945

Married ?/8/1920 (we think)
Bessie Charlotte Huggins
Born 1/8/1898 (we think)
Died ?/4/1985


Jenny Jones
(Australia) 22 July 2000
  I am a little lost and attempting to trace my mothers ancestors. I am not sure where to start or what to do but I noticed your site and thought you might either be able to direct me or by chance could be related.

I have little information to go on but I guess we all have to start somewhere.

Cavey John George
Born 2/11/?
Sussex England

Bessie Charlotte Cavey (Nee Huggins)
Born 1/8/?

John Henry Cavey
Born 3/12/1921
Paddockwood England

Dorothy Eileen Cavey (My mother) Married: Frederick Edward Jones
Born 10/3/1925
Paddockwood England

George Edward Cavey
Born 24/5/1927
Tudeley England

James Alfred Cavey
Born 9/6/1929
Tudeley England

Reginald Cavey
Sussex England???

Annie Cavey
Born ?
Sussex England?????

Elizabeth Cavey
Born ?
Sussex England ????

Any guidance you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Jenny Jones


Frank Clavey
(Australia) 14 April 2000

Dear Sir:

My name is Frank CLAVEY and as your last name is CAVEY, I am wondering if there is a connection, my search of my family roots are mainly around Sommerset, England and believe that the early Clavey's may have come : from France around the fifteenth centuary.

Your comments would be greatfully recieved.



Patricia McGufficke
(Australia) 19 August 1999


Many of us are interested in your father's family tree. Could you possibly post it on the web so that we all have access????

I am one of the Caveys from the Midwest. Our Cavey ancestors are of Irish descent and hail from County Clare, Ireland.



Patricia McGufficke
(Australia) 17 August 1999


If you are excited about the Australian connection, imagine how excited I am finding you all "out there"! With the help of my mother and father, I've been researching the name since 1983, but once we'd traced our roots to England, it became a lot more difficult. My mother is very happy to hear the news, unfortunately, my Dad, whose grandmother was a Charlotte Cavey, passed away in 1994.

I will be thrilled to receive a copy of the Family Tree from your father. My mailing address is:

Patricia McGufficke
345 McMillans Road
ANULA NT Australia 0812

Alison, you mentioned Mary (who first came to Australia) - do you have any information on her and her family? I have tracked back a ways on her BOWLIN/HOLDEN family, and I can also fill in lots of blanks about Cavey family groupings in Australia. There were 32 baptisms and births listed in the NSW registrations from 1842 to 1900. Does everyone want my family groupings, even those for the Cavey females?

Thomas Cavey, b. Nov. 1819, married Elizabeth Meek in Sydney in 1846. The Meeks were a prominent family in Sydney, and the following references were obtained from unsourced and undated newpaper articles on the Marrickville Municipality (a local government council) held in the Mitchell Library (the State Library of NSW):

Mrs Cavey (nee Meeks) 11 May 1825 5o 28 June 1907, aged 82 years. She sailed for Australia on her 13th birthday. Landed in Sydney 7 January 1839 and taking a bullock team started on their journey to Wardell's Bush. Her husband died in 1868. (This was Elizabeth Meek).

'Myrtlebanke', Myrtle Street, Meeks Estate Marrickville, Miss Cavey, late Assistant teacher at Tempe College will reopen the school at the above address 18 January, ?? Children under 10 preferred. Piano taught.

In loving memory of my dear husband and our father and grandfather, who departed this life 20 July 1922. His wife and children Alick, Ethel and Eva and grandsons, Arthur and Fred Rushbook. (Refers to John Cavey and Elizabeth Schwebel)

Marriage of William Cavey, 4th son of the late Thomas Cavey, Marrickville to Ellinor Morris at All Saints Church of England, Petersham on February 30 1889.

Edward Cavey, died 31 October 1917, an old Marrickville resident and employee of Marrickville Municipal Council's Works Department for 11 years. A former employee of William Moyes.

I found 6 CAVEYS listed in the 1851 Census for Beckley, Sussex (however I don't have that material readily available as my database is on a PAF Macintosh program and my Mac is almost dead (and not Y2K compliant). I have a new PC but have not yet had my material copied acoss. I don't even know if it is possible without a lot of work.

I've been re-reading postings to this group going back to April 1999 hoping to pick up additional information. Originally I'd not given it too much attention, seeing most information was centred in France. Before writing this message, I've been trying to find all my background material, as over the years I've corresponded with various people, who will also be excited to hear our news.

That's it for now.

Best wishes to you all,


Patricia McGufficke
(Australia) 13 August 1999

It's not very often that messages about English Caveys appear. Alison's message mentioned Caveys from Kent and Sussex and that really caught my attention.

My Cavey line who came from Beckley, in East Sussex, are highlighted below:

From Beckley Parish Registers.


THOMAS CAVEY, chr. 1 June 1755, marr. Mary Baker at Beckley on 18 May 1778.

THOMAS CAVEY, ch. 10 June 1780, Beckley, marr. Dianah Boullin (Bowlin)
MARY CAVEY, chr. 15 Feb 1782, marr. John Russell, 26 Dec. 1805
WILLIAM CAVEY, chr. 10 Oct. 1784, marr. Elizabeth 4 May 1807, Beckley
JOHN CAVEY, chr. 31 Dec. 1786, marr. MARY BOWLIN* 2 Nov. 1810 (John's occupation was given as Farmer on Thomas' death certificate)

MARY CAVEY, b. Feb 1815, marr. 1840 Alexander Fotheringham, d. 1848, Sydney
STEPHEN CAVEY, b. Sep. 1817, d. 1879, Kogarah, NSW
THOMAS CAVEY, b. Nov. 1819, Rye, Parish of Sussex, marr. 5 Jan 1846 ELIZABETH MEEK, St Peters, Tempe, NSW, Australia. died 25 August 1868, Marrickville, NSW

JOHN, b. 1846, marr. Elizabeth Schwebel 1879, d. 20 Jul 1922

ELIZABETH MARY ANN CAVEY b. 1879, marr 1900 Charles A T Rushbrook Arthur Fred
LESLIE JOHN CAVEY, b. 1887, d. 28 Jan 1890
ETHEL M CAVEY, b. 1892
EVA M CAVEY b, 1897, d. 12 May 1938 

JAMES, b. 1847, marr. 1879 Anne Elizabeth Morris

JANE E. CAVEY, b. 1881
HILDA M CAVEY, b. 1893, d. 1894

MARY, b. & d. 1848, NSW
MARY Ann, b. 1849, d. 1865, NSW
THOMAS CAVEY, b. 1852, marr. 1878 Eleanor Lawrence

WILLIAM T CAVEY, b. 1882, marr. 1905 Dorathea C H Fickel, b. 1886
(seven children)
PININAH CAVEY, b. 1884, d. 1890
SARAH F. CAVEY b. 1888, d. 1890
MARY A.M. CAVEY, b. 1890
EDITH O CAVEY, b. 1898

WILLIAM CAVEY, b. 1854, marr. 2 Feb 1889 Eleanor Morris, Petersham, NSW, d. 28 Sep. 1902


EDWARD CAVEY, b. 1856, marr. 1878 Sarah Ann Jones, d. 31 Oct. 1917

FLORENCE MAY CAVEY, b. 1880, d. 1900

CHARLOTTE CAVEY, b. 21 June 1858, Petersham NSW, marr. 13 Sep. 1884 CLEMENT DYER at Marrickville, NSW,  d. 2 March 1933, Bexley, NSW

REUBEN DYER b. 1885, d. 1885
IDA MARY DYER, b. 7 August 1887, marr. 11 Feb. 1911
WILLIAM PATTEMORE-DUTTON at Surry Hills, NSW, d. 27 September 1974, Bexley, NSW

GLADYS MARY DUTTON, b. 1911, marr. 1935 Archibald Lucas
WILLIAM HENRY DUTTON, b. 9 Feb. 1914 Rockdale, NSW, marr. 24 Feb. 1940, Phyllis Merle Elliott, Bexley, NSW,  d. 27March 1994, Wahroonga, Sydney

PATRICIA DUTTON, b. 19 Aug. 1942, Kogarah, NSW, marr. 1962 (1) Douglas John McGufficke, (2) 1983 Peter John Edwards

GRAEME NEAL McGUFFICKE, b. 6 Mar. 1964, Camperdown, NSW, marr. 6 Oct. 1990 Karla Mari1e Weidner,  Champaign, Illinois, USA.

MEGAN WEIDNER McGUFFICKE, b. 27 Jul 1994, Greenville, S.C. USA
IAN WEIDNER McGUFFICKE, b. 12 Sep. 1997, Greenville, S.C. USA

ROBYN LOUISE McGUFFICKE, b. 16 Feb. 1964, Camperdown, NSW, marr. (1) Graeme Frederick Trezise 14 Feb.   1987, Darwin, Australia (2) Andre Stuyt, June 1998, London, England.

JUSTIN LEIGH TREZISE, b. 14 Aug. 1964, Darwin
RHYS JAMES TREZISE, b. 15 Aug. 1967, Darwin

NEVILLE KEITH DUTTON, b. 23 Jul 1926 Bexley, NSW, marr. 1948 Norma Asquith, d. 1 October 1991, Belmont, NSW

ETHEL E. DYER, b. 1889, d. 1890
DAVID THOMAS DYER, b. 8 Jan. 1892, marr. 1916 Juanita Fairbairn, d. 1972
WILFRED J. DYER, b. 19 Nov. 1894, marr. Daisy?

STEPHEN, b. 1860, d. 1863
SARAH, b. 1861, d. 1862
STEPHEN, b. 1863, d. 1866
ROBERT TUNNAH b. 1865, d. 1866
MARGARET ANN, b. 12 Oct. 1867, marr. 1893 Arthur James Hillier, d. 2 Oct 1921, Marrickville, NSW

THOMAS GEORGE SCHWEBEL CAVEY, b. 21 July 1884, marr. Eunice Eleanor M. Nelson
ARTHUR JAMES HILLIER, b. 14 Mar 1894, d. 7 Dec. 1894
MARGARET ANN HILLIER, b. 29 Oct. 1895, marr. Ernest Rodger
ELIZABETH DOROTHY HILLIER, b. 10 Oct. 1897, d. 9 Sep. 1898
CHARLOTTE MARIE HILLIER, b. 20 Sep. 1899, marr. 30 Jul 1921 Frank Dench
WILLIAM RICHARD HILLIER, b. 31 Oct. 1904, marr. 17 Mar 1941 Winifred Evelyn Hallinan

BARBARA, b. Jan. 1821, d. 1847
JAMES b. Mar 1822, marr. 1844, Ann Ashmead, b. 1824, d. 1848

MARY CAVEY, b. 1844, d. 1848
JAMES G CAVEY, b. 1846, marr. 1879 Anne Elizabeth Morris

SARAH, b. Sep. 1826, marr. 1850 Joseph Smith, d. 1902

ELIZABETH, chr. 22 March 1789, marr. Jesse Fielder, 7 May 1813

SAMUEL CAVE, chr. 30 Oct. 1757 at Beckley.

* Mary and her 6 children left Gravesend, England, on 20 October 1838 for Sydney on board the "Juliana", a 549 tons barque government immigration ship. The "Juliana" was wrecked at Green's Point, Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope on 19 January 1939 after a voyage of 90 days. Some of the surviving passengers, including Mary and her children, continued on the barque "Morayshire", which arrived in Sydney on 20 May 1839. The "Morayshire's" master was Master Lamett/Lamotte and the ship was 316 tons, from Cape of Good Hope. Source: Vol. 21 shipping Records, Shipping Arrivals, 1826-1840.

Mary was registered as a member of the Church of England, could read and write and was a laundress.

I have information on other family groups, including: BOWLIN, MEEK, DUTTON, DYER, PATTEMORE.

Hopefully, someone out there may connect.

Best wishes, Pat McGufficke, Darwin, Australia


Troels Kjaer
(Greenland) 11 February 1999

I just found you site, and it´s good. I am looking for a Cavey family from Gulgong, NSW, australia. They have family in New Zealand. I was an exchange student in 1989.


Ron. G. Kitchenn
(Australia) 11 November 1997

It may be a small matter of interest for you to know that the Melbourne (Vic) Australia telephone directory has 12 "Cavey".

I have not approached any of them to tell them of your home page, but may be able to telephone some of them in due course.

My wife (nee Cavey) is not aware of any connection with any of them.


Patricia McGufficke
(Australia) 2 September 1997

My great grandmother was a Cavey whose parents were born in England. I will provide you other details later.


Ron. G. Kitchenn
(Australia) 28 July 1997

I am not aware of any U.S. connection - but then, there's so much I'm not aware of! My wife's maiden name was Cavey, and we haven't been able to go very far back in tracing the family, all of which are in UK, based in late 1800s in or near Plumstead, Kent, to the east of London. Here's an outline, in which I've put in the known dates and places :

  1. William Henry Cavey : married Charlotte Candey; they had a daughter Charlotte Caroline, born at Plumstead in 1876. At that date, he was described as a "cow-keeper". I haven't yet established the connection between them and the following, but it seems probable that Charlotte Caroline and William John (below) were sister and brother..
  2. William John Cavey married Catherine Martha Barker and lived in Plumstead; he died in 1935, and was a farmer and perhaps dairy owner. Their children were Darby, Joan (twins, died early), Kathleen (unmarried), Sidney (emigrated to Australia as farmer, joined army in WW1 and died of influenza in a Greek hospital near Dardanelles), Percy and Frank (16 Mar 1888 - 27 Apr 1967). In later years William and Catherine, Percy and Kathleen lived (and died) in Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Frank is my wife's father. When he married Eleanor Prior (29 Sep 1894 - 9 Sep 1969) at Knebworth, Herts, ENG on 25 August 1917, he was living at "Broomings, Chelmsford" - presumably also the address at that time of his parents William John and Catherine - very likely a farm. Frank and Eleanor lived at Knebworth, Herts and Hitchin, Herts, and had three children: Nora Beryl (my wife, b.6 May 1920) , Colin Cyril (19 Aug 1921 - 18 Jul 1966), and Wendy Eleanor (7 Nov 1933 - ) who is married to Barry M. Cook.

There are no other known Caveys.


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