Edward John William Caporn

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Personal and Family Information

Edward was born in 1833 in Perth, Scotland, the son of Samuel Caporn and Ann Vaughan Eustace.

He died on 30 APR 1908 in Perth, Western Australia.

His wife was Sarah Anne Endersby, whom he married on 24 JUN 1854 in Perth, Western Australia. Their nine known children were Elizabeth Louisa (1854-?), Edward Henry (1857-?), John William (1859-?), Emily Caporn (1861-?), Clara Ann (1863-?), Annie Matilda (1865-?), Samuel (1868-1906), Evelyn Joyce (1870-1957) and Lily Jane (1873-1956).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Edward John William Caporn
(1833-1908)

 

Samuel Caporn
(1794-1868)

 

Joshua Caporn
(1742-1820)

 

Edward Caporn
(<1702-?)

 
   

Hanna or Anna un
(<1702-?)

 
   

Catharine Goode
(<1756-?)

 

William Goode
(<1736-1780)

 
   

Katharine un
(<1736-1782)

 
   

Ann Vaughan Eustace
(1801-1869)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth1833
Place: Perth, Scotland
Brewerton research by Linda Monks, NZ
Source: Brewerton research by Linda Monks, NZ
Authors: Linda Monks, NZ lindam@xtra.co.nz

Death30 APR 1908
Place: Perth, Western Australia
Cause: senility and chronic bronchitis
Caporn research collated by Julie Fitzgerald
Source: Caporn research collated by Julie Fitzgerald
Authors: Julie Fitzgerald, Melbourne Australia julifitz@ozemail.com.au

Burial02 MAY 1908
Place: Karrakatta Cemetery, Wa
Type: Burial
Caporn research collated by Julie Fitzgerald
Source: Caporn research collated by Julie Fitzgerald
Authors: Julie Fitzgerald, Melbourne Australia julifitz@ozemail.com.au

Notes

Note 1

BIOGRAPHY: Edward John William Caporn b. --___-1833, Perth, Scotland, status: free, occupation boatman, m. 24-Jun-1854, in Wesleyan Chapel, Perth, WA, Wesleyan, Sarah Ann Endersby, b. - ___ 1833, Toft, Cambridgeshire, England, --___-1835, Toft, Cambridgeshire, England, (daughter of Christopher (John?) Endersby and Sarah Anderson) d. 1-Mar-1915, 665 Newcastle Street, Leederville, WA, buried: 3-Mar-1915, Karrakatta Cemetery, WA, 31-May-1852, Raleigh. Edward died 30-Apr-1908, Perth, WA, buried: 2-May-1908, Karrakatta Cemetery, WA, 20-Aug-1842, Simon Taylor.17 BDWA

BIOGRAPHY: CAPORN Edward John William, b.1832 d. 30.4.1908 (Perth), son of Samuel & Ann, arr per "Simon Taylor" 20.8.1842 with parents. m.24.6.1854 (Perth Wesley) Sarah Ann ENDERSBY, b.1833, d.1.3.1915 (Perth) dau of John, she arr per "Raleigh" 31.5.1852. Chd; Elizabeth Louisa b.1854, Edward Henry b.1857, John William b.1859 d.1943, Emily Clara Ann b.1863 d.1864, Annie Matilda b.1865, Samuel b.1868 d.1908, Evelyn Joyce b.1870 d.1957, Lily Jane b.1873 d.1956, Maud Matilda b. 1875. (Perth C/E) Boatman, operating ferries between Guildford & Perth with his brothers, Frederick, James & Henry; then operated horse drawn barges Perth to Fremantle, tow path along river.

BIOGRAPHY: Caporn2: "Edward, born in Scotland, was the fourth son, seventh in line to Samuel and Ann Caporn. At the age of 9 years he migrated with his parents to Western Australia in 1842, on the ship "Simon Taylor". Edward had become a prominent resident of the Fremantle area, and with his brothers Fred, James and Henry engaged in river communication. The Caporn Brothers operated horse drawn barges from Perth to Fremantle by using a tow path along the Swan River to the Spit. Their river transportation service also included the ferrying of passengers and goods in a four-oared gig. The horse drawn barges replaced tedious row boats that plied between Fremantle and Perth. Edward also operated motorized dinghies from Perth to Guildford. Edward had applied for and was granted a licence for a cargo boat or gig, Licence Number 39, on the 9th January 1857.

BIOGRAPHY: Ferrying at that time was necessary for transportation. Governor J (James) Stirling, in 1829, established his headquarters twelve miles upstream on the North Bank of the Swan River from Fremantle. Therefore, the river served as a main link between the settlement and the port. This settlement fast became the capital of the State. Regular trade between the two centres demanded a convenient and cheap means of transporting goods. The river offered the best alternative for trade and became and integral part of transportation and communication. Edward captained small river-plying steamers amon them the "Advance". Ferrying was conducted by Henry Gray in "The Bride" starting on the 25th May 1842. It was a daily run to the port and twice weekly to Guildford and Upper Swan.

BIOGRAPHY: At Point Walter river travellers and boat people would call into a small hostel the Caporn family had obtained free licence of, from a Mr Waylen. The hostel became known as the "Cape Horn". It was through Alfred Waylen's persistence that led to the construction of a canal through the spit, but by 1852 being difficult to maintain and with constant silting was abandoned, therefore leading to the Hostel's number of clientele dropping and the closure of the business. Mr Arch McNess' grandmother, who is Elizabeth, once told of Edward and his brothers successfully applying for a contract to transport goods and material from Garden Island to Fremantle, Perth, and to as far as Guildford on some occasions. Samuel at some time had done boat building. Edward married Sarah ENDERSBY in June 1854 at Wesley Church, Perth. Catherine Briggs (Edward's sister) and William Lawrence (a brother-in-law of Edward) were witnesses.

BIOGRAPHY: Sarah's father was employed at that time as a sawyer, and also an immigrant family. The family lived at first in a house on Hay Street. They had nine children.

BIOGRAPHY: A parcel of land became available for the price of 20 sovereigns which with Sarah's frugal saving was able to give to Edward to purchase. So the land between Perth Railway Station to Newcastle came into the possession of the Caporn family and sold on Sarah's death for 10,000 pounds."

BIOGRAPHY: WA marriage certificate # 701: On June 24th 1854 in the Wesleyan Chapel Perth, Edward Caporn (21 yrs, bachelor, boatman of Perth) married Sarah Endersby (21yrs, Perth). Fathers Samuel Caporn (farmer) and John Endersby (sawyer). Married in the Wesleyan Chapel Perth according to the rites and ceremonies of the Wesleyan Church by William Lowe, ? Minister. Witnessed by William Lawrence and Catherine Briggs

BIOGRAPHY: WA death certificate # 291: Edward Caporn, boatman, 75 yrs, died 30th April 1908, 300 William Street Perth. Died of senility and chronic bronchitis. L Robertson MB last seen 30th April 1908. Father Samuel Caporn, mother Ann Eustus. Informant Brown & O'Dea Undertakers, 195 ? St Perth. Registered ? Deputy, 4th May 1908, Perth. Buried 2nd May 1908, Wesleyan Cemetery Karrakatta, by WC Brown. Wesleyan Minister CA Jenkins, witnesses WJV Hunt & EA Pearce. Born Perth Scotland, in Western Australia 66 years. Married Perth Western Australia, 22 years, Sarah Endersby. Children Louisa-53, Edward Henry-51, John William-48, Annie Matilda-49, Evelyn Joyce-37, Lily Jane-35, Maude Matilda-33, deceased 1 male, 2 females

BIOGRAPHY: West Australian - 1 May 1908 (from Coate 2nd)

BIOGRAPHY: Caporn - On April 30 at his residence 306 William Street, Perth. Edward, dearly beloved husband of Sarah Caporn, aged 75, deeply regretted.

BIOGRAPHY: The friends of the late Mr Edward Caporn are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Wesleyan Cemetery, Karrakatta. The funeral is appointed to leave his late residence 306 William Street Perth at 2.30 o'clock tomorrow Sat afternoon per road. Friends wishing to attend the funeral proceed by the 3.30 train leaving Perth to Fremantle. Bowra & O'Dea.

BIOGRAPHY: West Australian? (From Coate 2nd) Edward Caporn - died 30 Apr 1908

BIOGRAPHY: One of Western Australia's oldest residents passed away on Thursday last in the person of Mr Edward Caporn Sen. Mr Caporn, who had reached the age of 75 years, was born at Perth, Scotland, being the fourth son of the late Samuel Caporn who came to Western Australia with his family in the ship "Simon Taylor" in 1842, and who over 25 years was a prominent resident of the Fremantle district. The deceased was a grandson of the Reve Joshua Caporn, Independent minister at Tingswich, Bucks, and nephew of the late Rev James Caporn, MA of Julety, Essex, and the late Reve William Goode, MA of St Ann's, Blackfriars, London. He leaves a widow, 7 children, 64 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

BIOGRAPHY: The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, and was attended by a large circle of friends from Perth and Fremantle. The cortege moved from the deceased's late residence, 306 William Street, Perth, and proceeded to the Wesleyan portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery, where the Rev CA Jenkins officiated at the graveside. The pall-bearers were: - Messrs R Mansfield Sen, J Cockburn Sen, J Moyle, SB Joyce, J Veryard, B Duffy, T Bonner, and A Dalziell. The chief mourners were: - Mrs E Caporn, widow, Messrs Edward and John Caporn, sons, Mesdames J McNess, H Buckland, H Cooper, W Dalziell, and W Turnbull (daughters): Messrs Fred Caporn Sen, H Caporn Sen, James Caporn Sen (brothers); Mrs L Thomas (sister); Messrs H Buckland, H Cooper, W Dalziell, W Turnbull and W Gray (sons in law); Mesdames E Caporn, J Caporn, and S Caporn (daughter in law); also several nephews, nieces, and grandchildren. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs Bowra and O'Dea, of Pier Street, Perth.

Sources

  1. Brewerton research by Linda Monks, NZ
    Source: Brewerton research by Linda Monks, NZ
    Authors: Linda Monks, NZ lindam@xtra.co.nz
  2. Caporn research collated by Julie Fitzgerald
    Source: Caporn research collated by Julie Fitzgerald
    Authors: Julie Fitzgerald, Melbourne Australia julifitz@ozemail.com.au
  3. Caporn research collated by Julie Fitzgerald
    Source: Caporn research collated by Julie Fitzgerald
    Authors: Julie Fitzgerald, Melbourne Australia julifitz@ozemail.com.au