Augustus William Tilbury (1852-1902)

Augustus & Georgina

Augustus William Tilbury (1852-1902)

Augustus William Tilbury (1852-1902)1

Georgina Pither (1851-1899)

  • Father: Charles Pither
  • Mother:
  • Born: 1851, St. Marylebone
  • Married: 26 Sep 1874, Augustus William Tilbury, St. Marylebone
  • Died: 2 Feb 1899, Manila, Philippine Islands
Georgina (Pither) Tilbury (1851-1899)1


  • Birth 1852 Augustus William Tilbury
  • Marriage 1874 Augustus William Tilbury, Georgina Pither
Georgina's grandmother Pither1
Augustus William Tilbury 18951

Augustus may also have been known as William [ref. marriage cert. Pheobe Molenaar nee Tilbury].

Georgina Pither was born 1851 at St. Marylebone. Her father, Charles Pither was a Merchants Clerk.

1874. The wedding certificate of Augustus and Georgina states that Augustus was living at Gordon Square, All Saints and was also a Merchants Clerk. The fact that Augustus and Georgina's father shared the same occupation may have been the cause of their meeting. Witnesses to the wedding were Edward Tilbury and Mary Pither.

1875. Augustus William was living at 43 Charlotte St, St. Marylebone (presumably with Georgina) at the time of his father's death.

1881. The Census taken in 1881 shows Augustus W. Tilbury (29, clerk in shipping firm), Georgina (30) and children Augustus C. Tilbury (6), George H. Tilbury (3) and Florence Tilbury (2) living at 2 Cambridge Tce, Camberwell.

1883. In October of 1883 Augustus (31) and Georgina (age stated as 30) and their children Augustus C. (8), George H. (6) and Florence Mary (4) travelled to Melbourne, Australia aboard the Ivanhoe. Augustus' mother Sophia (71) travelled with them, as did sisters Sophie (31) and Florence (27). On 14 Oct 1883 a group of Tilburys travelled from Port of Melbourne to Sydney on the 'Leura', including Augustus and Georgina, Augustus C., George H., Florence Mary and Florence.

1884. Florence M. died in Woollahra, Sydney at the age of about 5.

1885. Anne Sophia (recorded as Annie T) was born. PO Directories show the family living at Cameron St, Paddington, Sydney until 1888.

1986. An entry under "Court Proceedings" in the Evening News, Sydney, June 5 1886. Augustus William was involved in fraud cases before the court but the report is in abbreviated form and it's difficult to determine the depth of Augustus' involvement.

Sydney District Court.

Friday, June 4.

HIGGS v. SLARKS (Continued).— Witness ordered these charts through McNeil aad Coffee, to be delivered to him as required, and on payment. There was no agreement in writing about them. Did not know the trade price of these charts in America. Out of the £2 2s the sale price McNeil and Coffee got 27s, and witness 15s. Plaintiff admitted that there was a difference between the sample shown and the copy tendered to defendant. Augustus W. Tilbury said that he had bought some charts from the wholesale importers, McNeil and Coffee. Went to defendant's house with Higgs, who offered the charts to defendant, who refused to receive them, and told plaintiff that he would find him (defendant) a very hard nut to crack. Was an Oddfellow, and joined the order with the view of disposing of these charts. Held printed testimonials similar to those held by Higgs. They were given him by McNeil and Coffee. Defendant stated at the interview that he looked upon the whole sale as a fraud, and found that the profits of the sale would not be devoted to the benefit of Oddfellowship. This was plaintiff's case, and Mr. Nash moved for a nonsuit on three grounds. 1. That the goods tendered were not according to sample. 2. That the agreement did not show any parties to the contract; and 3. That the plaintiff was not the vendor, but only an agent for the real principals. With regard to the first point, his Honor allowed the evidence to be re opened ; and plaintiff was re-called, who stated that be could see no difference between the samples and the copies now produced in court. Mr. Forbes, an engraver, was called as an expert, and stated that the only difference between the copies and sample was that one was a proof, and on India paper, and the other an ordinary engraving. There was a difference in value between them, varyiing according to publishers' prices. His Honor considered that the difference between the sample and copies was so plain that no one could possibly mistake the difference. It was clear to him that there was a material difference between the sample aud the article tendered for acceptance; and upon that point alone he ordered a verdict for the defendant, with witnesses costs. This decision disposed of about thirty cases, brought by the same plaintiff against other members of Oddfellows' lodges, in which the same transactions and points were involved.

TILBURY v. BROOKS — This was a similar action, but by a different agent. The charts were the same, the form of agreement identical in terms. The case concluded this evening. After a long argument, his Honor held that there was no mutuality in the contract, and therefore gave a verdict for defendant. The decision disposes of about twenty-five other cases of the same kind.

1893. PO Directories show the family living at 129 St. John’s Rd, Forest Lodge, Sydney until 1896.

1896. The family lived in the Philippine Islands during the Spanish Rebellion. The Ten Years' War in Cuba (1868-1878) served as the forerunner of the 1895 Insurrection and the Spanish American War. The Philippine Revolution began in 1896.

1899. Georgina Tilbury nee Pither, wife of A.W. Tilbury, late of Strathfield, Sydney, died 2 Feb 1899 in Manila, Philippine Islands.

1902. Augustus William Tilbury (50), late of Sydney and London, died 23 Dec 1902 in Manila, Philippine Islands. Death Notices were published in the Sydney Mail and NSW Advertiser, 25 Dec 1902, and the SMH 21 Feb 1903.

Children of Augustus & Georgina

Augustus Charles Tilbury (1875-1946)

Herbert William (Bertie), son of Augustus Charles & Susannah, grandson of Augustus William & Georgina1
Herbert William (Bertie), son of Augustus Charles & Susannah, grandson of Augustus William & Georgina1

1875. Augustus Charles was born 13 Aug 1875 at St. Marylebone.

1899. Augustus married Susannah (Lou / Louise) Jane Huxley on 4 Mar in Quirindi NSW. Susannah was the daughter of of Robert J. Huxley, born 11 Mar 1841 at Pitt Town, NSW and Jane Masterson, born 1848. Augustus and Susannah had 4 children:

  • 1900. John Tilbury was born and died an infant in Quirindi, NSW.
  • 1904. Dorothy May Tilbury was born in Quirindi.
    Married ? Waddell.
  • 1907. Muriel E. Tilbury was born and died an infant at St. Leonards NSW.
  • Herbert William (Bertie) Tilbury was born [year?]. A Herbert Tilbury was staying at Hotel Ainslie in Canberra in early May of 1939. Herbert married Edna ? 1942, Nth Sydney.
    Herbert may have been a singer/actor. On the back of Herbert's portrait photo Annie, his aunt, wrote that he played the organ in St Paul's Cathedral; on the back of the photo of Herbert in younger years Annie wrote that he led a well-known band in Sydney and was going to tour the US when WWII broke out.
    Died 1957 in Chatswood, Sydney, NSW.

[Two grandchildren: Marcia, Victor]

1946. Augustus Charles (71) died suddenly on 27 Oct 1946 at his residence, 4 Cobar St, Willoughby. He was survived by his wife Susannah (Lou) nee Huxley and children Herbert, Dorothy Waddell nee Tilbury, daughter-in-law Edna (wife of Herbert William Tilbury), grandchildren Marcia and Victor. The cremation was held 15:15 on 29 Oct 1946 at a private chapel at 401 Pacific Highway, Crow's Nest and he was laid to rest at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney.

George Herbert Tilbury (1878-1938)

George Herbert Tilbury (1878-~1938), son of Augustus William & Georgina1
Children of Augustus & Georgina: Annie Sophia & George Herbert1
Florence Mary, daughter Betty, Baguio headhunters1

[source David Tilbury, Oregon] George Herbert returned to England and married his cousin Florence Mary (1880-1962), daughter of Edward Tilbury (1842-1915) at Southhampton and then travelled to California. [This needs to be verified as three of the children were born in the Philippines and the photo of the children is taken at their house in Manila. The children's marriages took place in California.]

They had four children:

  • Florence G. B. (Betty) Tilbury, born 28 Jun 1914 Southampton, Hants. Florence married Oliver Barstow on 10 Nov 1938 at Ojai, California. They had two children:
    • Stephen Allen Barstow, born 13 Apr 1940 in Los Angeles, California
    • George Oliver Barstow, born 20 Apr 1942, also in L.A.
  • George H. Tilbury, born c.1916 Philippines.
  • Augustus Faulkner (Gus) Tilbury, born 1919 Philippines. Augustus married Phyllis Frances Brown on 15 Nov 1952 in Los Angeles, California. They had three children:
    • William Faulkner Tilbury, who married Susan Anderson
    • Jill Tilbury, who married Michael Heydorff
    • Denise Tilbury, who married Jeffrey Attig.
  • Edward James (Ted) Tilbury, born 14 Mar 1923 in Manila, Philippines. Edward married Gwen Pettijean and died 3 Mar 2005 in Victoria, BC. Canada.

This information is also provided at Florence Mary (1880-1962) on Edward's page.

Florence Mary Tilbury (ca1879-1884)

1884. Florence died at Woollahra, Sydney at about the age of 5.

Anne Sophia Tilbury (1885-?1968)

Anne Sophia (Tilbury) Walker (Annie) (1885-~1968)1
Annie 12yo and friend Fannie1
Annie with daughter Georgina (Walker) & her husband Daniel Hawley1
Annie's family1

1885. Born Cameron St, Paddington, Sydney. Her name is recorded as Annie T and she was known as Annie.

[ The following information is provided by Susan Hawley, Annie's granddaughter. ]

1896. The family moved from Australia to the Phillipines when Annie was 10 years old and at 18 she married Joynes Walker, who was Scottish-American and had gone to the Spanish-American war as a medic as he was in his second year of medical studies.

Annie and Joynes Walker had three children in the Phillipines:

  • John (?),
  • Georgina (1909). Georgina married Daniel Hawley and had two daughters:
    • ?, and 20 years later,
    • Susan.
  • Mary (1910).

?1915. When Georgina was 6 they emigrated to Canada and a year after that to Seattle, Washington. There they had three more children:

  • Eduard (Ted),
  • Elizabeth (Bobbie) 
  • Susan.

In her later years, Annie lived with Georgina and Daniel's family and died in Guadalajara Jalisco in either 1968 or 1969. She is buried at Cementerio Municipal de Zapopan.

The following photos were in Annie's collection, now with her granddaughter Susan Hawley but at this stage their identities are unknown:

Unknown Gus1
Unknown 11
Unknown 21
Unknown 31
Unknown 41

[1] Photos provided by Susan Hawley, great-granddaughter of Augustus William


  • Susan Hawley 3 years ago

    Augustus William is my great grandfather!

  • Susan Hawley 3 years ago

    I have all the information about Annie as she Isela my grandmother if anyone is looking for this information!

    • Linden 3 years ago

      Hi Susan! Great news - you've made my day! I'd love anything you're happy to share and I'll dig out any records I have that may be of interest to you.
      Cheers, Linden

      • Susan Hawley 3 years ago

        The family moved from Australia to the Phillipines when Annie was 10 Years old and at 18 she married Joynes Walker who was Scottish-American and had gone to the Spanish-American war as a medic as he was in his second year of medical studies.. They had 3 children in the Phillypines: John, Georgina (my mother) in 1909 and a year latter Mary. When my mother was 6 they emigrated to Canada and a year after that to Seattle, Washington. There they had 3 more children: Eduard(Ted) Elizabeth(Bobbie) and Susan! I have pictures of Augustus Annie, Georgina Pither and others! How are you related?

        • Linden 3 years ago

          Wonderful to get that history. James Thompson Tilbury (1845-1931) was my great-grandfather. He was the older brother of Augustus William. Their older brother Edward (1842-1915) had descendants who also ended up in the US. There's also an Augustus in that branch but I haven't done a lot of work on Edward's branch at this point.

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