Lummis Family History


Samman LUMMIS, who was the son of John LUMMIS of Wickham Skeith, Suffolk, England, set out from London on 25th June 1853 on the ship "Ballarat" and arrived in  Victoria on 25th September 1853. According to the immigration records his name was recorded as Tauman LUMMIS, occupation Porter, and his age was given as 25 years although according to parish records in England the baptism date was 1826 making him at least two years older. In 1859 Samman married Julia HOWARD from Norfolk, England.

Win McDonell published a book in Australia titled "A Scottish Blend of Alexander and  Lummis" in 1998 giving fuller details of the Lummis family connection in that country.

The Australian connection was passed on to me by Carol Ahern and Lorraine Nicholson who discovered my interest in the LUMMIS name 15 years ago.

I have recently become aware of William & Elizabeth LUMMIS who with their family of 7 children were assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney NSW in 1875 on the 'Samuel Plimsoll'. One of their children was born on voyage. I have no information on any descendants of this family.