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A Stockbroker's Life in the Ballarat Gold Rush

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Ham, David MLC (1830 - 1908)

Parents: Nathaniel Harefoot Ham & Susanna Pethick
Birth: 1830, Lansells, Cornwall, England
Arrival: Jul 1849 aboard “Elizabeth”
Married:
  • Mary Ann Howell in 1853
  • Mary Jones in 1856
Children: With Mary Jones - Elizabeth Jane, David John, Maria, William Thomas, Nathanial Burnett, Frederick Albert, Hedley
Death: Jan 1908, Queenscliff
Buried: Ballarat Old Cemetery

Associated companies/mines:

  • Alma Extended Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Argyle Quartz Company N/L
  • Aroona Proprietary No. 1 Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Atlas Gold Mining Co.
  • Ballarat and Chiltern Gold and Tin Mining Co.
  • Ballarat and Creswick Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Ballarat and Geelong Gold Mining Co.
  • Ballarat Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • Ballarat Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Barry's Reef Quartz Mining Co.
  • Belmore Gold Mining Co.
  • Ben Lomond Quartz Mining Co.
  • Ben Nevis Quartz Mining Co.
  • Bendigo and Ballarat Freehold Co.
  • Black Horse Quartz Mining Co.
  • Blue Peter Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Break O 'Day Gold Mining Co.
  • Buninyong Estate Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Cape Clear Gold Mining Co.
  • Chalk's Estate Company N/L
  • Cherwell Quartz Mining Co.
  • Chewton Mining Co.
  • Clairvoyant Gold Mining Co.
  • Clifton Extended Quartz Mining Co.
  • Clunes Great Northern Quartz and Alluvial Mining Co.
  • Commeralghip Gold Mining Co.
  • Corsair Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Cross's Freehold Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Curran's Freehold Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Czar Quartz Mining Co.
  • Don Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Duke of Northumberland Quartz Mining Co.
  • Duke Wellington Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Eagle Hawk Alliance Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • East Golden Reef Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Elaine Company N/L
  • Ercildoun Quartz Gold Mining Co.
  • Errard Street Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • Eureka Quartz Gold Mining Co.
  • Extended Great Tunnel Quartz Mining Co.
  • Faugh-A-Ballagh Quartz Mining Co.
  • Glasgow Quartz Mining Co.
  • Glenfine Gold Mining Co.
  • Glengower Estate Co. N/L
  • Golden Age Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Golden Corner Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • Golden Lake Gold and Tin Mining Co.
  • Golden Lake Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Golden Rose Gold Mining Co.
  • Golden Stream Gold Mining Company Ltd.
  • Gouldings Freehold Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Grand Junction Extended Gold Mining Co.
  • Great Central Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Great Estate Gold Mining Co.
  • Great Extended Catherine G.M.Co. N/L
  • Great Extended Chiltern Gold and Tin Mining Co.
  • Great Extended El Dorado Gold and Tin Mining Co.
  • Great Extended Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Great Extended Quartz Mining Co.
  • Great Leasehold Quartz Mining Co.
  • Great Webster Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • Great Western Gold Mining Co.
  • Haddon Grand Junction Gold Mining Co. (No Lia.)
  • Halford Quartz Mining Co.
  • Hand-in-Hand Gold Mining Co.
  • Heather Bell Quartz and Alluvial Gold Mining Co.
  • Hepburn Number One Company N/L
  • Homebush Freehold Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Homebush Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Homebush United Company N/L
  • Independent Gold Mining Co.
  • Inkerman Quartz Company Ltd.
  • Innes Freehold Mining Co.
  • Johnson's No. 1 Company N/L
  • Juno Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Kangaroo Bob Quartz Mining Co.
  • Kneeshaw Freehold Mining Co.
  • Knot's Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • Kohinoor Consols Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Lalla Rookh Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • Lindsay Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Lock's Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • London Quartz Mining Co.
  • Lothair Freehold Co. N/L
  • Loughlin Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Lummas Freehold Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Magpie Quartz Mining Co.
  • May-Day Freehold Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • McIvor Alluvial Gold Mining Co.
  • Mitchell's Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • Monitor United Gold Mining Co.
  • Morey Freehold Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Morgan's Birthday Quartz Co. N/L
  • New Avoca Gold Mining Co.
  • New Ballarat Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • New Caledonia Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • New Cosmopolitan Gold Mining Co.
  • New Don Gold Mining Co.
  • New Flying Scud Quartz Minning Co. N/L
  • New Kohinoor Extended Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • New Koh-I-Noor Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • New Kong Meng Company N/L
  • New Parker's Reef Quartz Mining Co.
  • New Sir William Don Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • New Sovereign Mining Co. N/L
  • New Stanley Gold Mining Co.
  • New Wombat Hill Mining Co.
  • Newington Estate Gold Mining Co.
  • Newmarket Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • No. 2 New Kohinoor Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • No. 3 New Kohinoor Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • No. 4 New Kohinoor Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • No. 5 New Kohinoor Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • North Dimock's Reef Company, N/L
  • North Don Mining Co.
  • North Gambetta Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • North Garibaldi Quartz Mining Co.
  • North Grenville Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
  • North Happy Valley Quartz Mining Co.
  • North Kohinoor Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • North Lothair Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • North Star Quartz Mining Co.
  • Northern Star Company N/L
  • Old Kohinoor Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Perseverance Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Phoenix Mining Co.
  • Prince Albert Quartz Mining Co.
  • Prince of Wales Quartz Mining Co.
  • Princess Alice Quartz Mining Co.
  • Rainbow Tribute Co.
  • Reform Gold Mining Co.
  • Result Quartz Mining Co.
  • Ristori Freehold Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Saint David Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • Seven Hills Estate Freehold Co. N/L
  • Shenandoah Gold Mining Co.
  • Smythesdale Racecourse Gold Mining Co.
  • Sons of Justice Quartz Mining Co.
  • South Albion Quartz Mining Co. Ltd.
  • South Birthday Quartz Company N/L
  • South Learmonth and Egerton Amalgamated Q.M.Co. N/L
  • South Learmonth Quartz Mining Co.
  • Southern Freehold Co.
  • Southern Freehold Quartz Mining Co.
  • Speedwell Mining Co. N/L
  • Spring Creek Quartz Mining Co.
  • St. Arnaud Consols Quartz Mining Co.
  • St. George United Quartz Mining Co.
  • Stanley Gold Mining Co.
  • Star of the East Quartz Mining Co.
  • Strathearn Quartz Mining Co.
  • Surprise Gold Mining Co.
  • Theodora Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Tooborac Quartz Mining Co.
  • Tower of London Quartz Mining Co.
  • Trojan Quartz Mining Co.
  • United Hand-In-Hand and Band of Hope Co.
  • United Happy Valley Quartz Mining Co.
  • United Miners Company N/L
  • United Ovens Gold and Tin Mining Co.
  • United Sir William Don Gold Mining Co.
  • United Victorian and Tasmanian Quartz Mining Co.
  • Victory Gold Mining Co. Regd.
  • Warrior Gold Mining Co.
  • Waverley Extended Gold Mining Co.
  • Webster Extended Gold Mining Co.
  • Wellesley Quartz Gold Mining Co.
  • West Don Gold Mining Co.
  • Western Don Gold Mining Co.
  • Western Freehold Company
  • White Horse Quartz Mining Co.
  • Working Miners' United Co. N/L
  • Yuille Street Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • Zuyder Zee Gold Mining Company Ltd.

Associated organisations:

  • MLC Wellington Province
  • Methodist Church
  • Vice-president Ballarat Yacht Club
  • Ballarat Benevolent Asylum
  • Butcher
  • Sawmiller
  • Forests Commission

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