Eleanor was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1857. Her father James Welsh was a Master Mariner and her mother was Ellen Mary Chamberlain. They had five children together.
The family moved back to Adelaide, South Australia, from whence they came, in about 1860. Her father, James died in November of that year.
When Eleanor’s mother Ellen, married John Patton he had six children from his first marriage and then had another six children with Ellen. Thankfully all seventeen children didn’t live together at the same time.
In 1874 Eleanor married George Chapman at the St Saviour Church at Glen Osmond, Adelaide, South Australia.
George and Ella’s (as he called her) life is recorded in George’s diaries which are in the process of being transcribed.
Eleanor is my 2x great grandmother.