Benjamin Savin, the son of a shoemaker from Tingewick, emigrated to Sydney from Liverpool in 1858 on the sailing ship "Castilian" [along with Bridget Gorman from Tipperary and William & Caroline Masters from Wittersham, Kent, John Allsop from Derbyshire etc..
Benjamin was the son of Richard and Mary Savin, from Tingewick, Buckinghamshire. He was a farm labourer, C of E and couldn't read or write. Benjamin, aged 23, emigrated with his wife Fanny (Williams) and two infant children Anne and Edwin. Edwin died on the voyage.
Fanny, from Moreton-in-the-Marsh, could read and write. Three more children, Mary, Frederick and William were born in Sydney, Anne and Mary resided in Sydney, but Frederick and William moved to the North Coast of NSW in the early 1900s and became dairyfarmers. They each had large families with many boys so the surname has spread significantly.
The surname changed to SAVINS (the "S" was added) about 1900 by Benjamin. It was to do with a bank loan and the different spelling of the surname .... without the S and with the S. So he decided to keep the S. There are now hundreds of descendants living on the Far North coast of NSW, Australia and also in all States of Australia.
Gary Savins is the family historian and can be contacted at (email: ).
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