David Edis was born in 1827 and died in 1905 aged 78, son of Edward Edis and came as an Assisted British Immigrant in March 1853 on the 'Thames' with Hannah Smith born 1824 his wife to be and died 1905 aged 81. Hannah was the daughter of John Smith, the couple were both of Farcet, Huntingdonshire, UK.
David, Luke, William and John Edward lived at Mickleham. John Edward Edis was the postmaster at Mickleham for many years. William Edis lived and farmed at Mickleham and was instrumental in the building of a church at Providence Place.
"William Edis, of Mickleham, for the sum of 5 pounds of lawful British money, upon Special Trust and to the intent that a Chapel of meeting house and School shall be erected thereon by the members of a society of Community and Religious persons called “Primitive Methodists” belonging to Primitive Methodist connection resident at Providence Place, Yuroke".
In a letter from Robert Langford Sidebottom to the Board of Education in 1867 regarding school funding he mentions.....In the case of David Edis returned as having nine of his family and three of the sons have gone to business a considerable time ago having finished their education. Possibly referring to John, Luke and David Edis.
*Mickleham Directory in 1868*
Edis J., Postmaster Bush Cottage
John Edis, Postmaster
Edis D. & W., Farmers Yuroke
*Mickleham Rate Payers 1863*
David Edis...owner of a house and land at Mickleham.
John Edis....owner of a house and land at Mickleham
David and Hannah had 11 children
John Edward Edis 1849 - 1925 aged 76 wed 1873 to Martha Saunders do Thomas Saunders of Risborough Park, Mickleham.
Luke William Edis c1850 wed 1874 to Emma Papworth and lived at Youarang, Greenvale then at Katamatite and Numurkah.
Edis 1852 - 1928 aged 76
wed 1884 to Hannah
Rogers 1862 - 1885 aged 23 -wed second 1889 to Mary Ellen
Johnston 1864 - 1893 aged 29, died at Kyabram
wed third 1895 to Mary Eliza Hiscock 1871 - 1897 aged 25, born at Pyalong died at Kyabram.
Hannah Elizabeth Edis 1854 lived 10 months
Mary Ann Edis 1855 wed 1881 wed to Henry Coram and lived at Barwon,
Hannah Edis 1857 - 1934 aged 76, wed 1896 to James Mcalpine
Elizabeth Edis 1859
Robertson Edis 1861- wed 1889 to Christina Morris 1868 sister of Andrew who wed Clara Edis, born at Seymour, and lived at Katamatite.
Selina Edis 1863 - 1942 aged 79
Clara Jane Edis 1865
Ruth Edis 1868 - wed 1893 to William John Davenport Dunlevey and lived at Katamatite then Tallarook.