George Tune born about 1826, son of Robert Tune and Elizabeth Dean brother of William
Dean Tune The Tune family had previously lived in Simcoe Canada. George names one of his
son's Thomas Simcoe.
Immigration to Australia:
Geo Tune [sic] and W Tune [William Dean Tune his brother] appear on the passenger list for
the Euphrasia from New York to Australia according to the New York Daily Tribune dated
2nd March 1853, page 8.
I have found the first mentions of George in Australia in the following newspaper reports:
Ovens and Murray Adveretiser [Beechworth Victoria] dated 17th February 1855:
REFRESHMENT LICENSES.- Certificates were granted to Robert Camble, Beechworth,
Charles Dowsing, Spring Creek, and George Tune, Snake Valley, authorising the issue of
Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Victoria) dated 13th June 1857:
George Tune v Andrew Brown.
In this case the parties were mates residing somewhere in the neighborhood of Hopper's
Hotel, on the Nine mile, and it appeared to be just six of one and half-a-dozen of the other.
His Worship bound them over in the sum of £25 each to keep the peace towards each other
and her Majesty's subjects, tor six months.
Marriage: To Jane Gilbert although no record of this marriage has been found. Jane was
sometimes known as Jennie [children marriage details Canada]
Their Children were:
George Gilbert Tune, born 1859, Beechworth, Victoria. May be residing in Simcoe Canada
with Mary Ann Tune, single aged 40, born Ontario in the 1881 census, Methodist, a Saddler.
Married Harriett Holeman on 7th December 1881 in Simcoe, Canada [Ancestry]
Jane [Jennie] Tune, born 16th January 1862 [from death record - Ancestry]. Married
Charles Hild, Canada [date unknown] Died Illinois.
Mary Ann Tune born about 1862.
Caroline [Carrie] Tune, born 1864, Spring Creek, Victoria. Married George Phillips 15th
January 1887 at Simcoe Ontario. [Ancestry]
Maria Tune born 1866, Beechworth.
William Tune, born 1867, Beechworth, died 1868, aged 8 months, by accident [scalds] The
Argus, Melbourne dated 29th May 1868 reports: A child named William Tune, eight months
old, son of parents living near Beechworth, while left by his mother the other day to play about
on the floor, was badly scalded by the upsetting of a tea kettle, and died a day or two
Thomas Simcoe Tune, born 1869, Beechworth.
Elizabeth Victoria Tune, born 1872, Beechworth. Married 1 ?? Pennock and 2: James
George Galbriath, 21st January 1905 Toronto Ontario.
Immigration to Canada: In January 1873, George, his wife aged 34 [unnamed] and children
George, Jane, Mary Ann, Caroline, Thomas and Infant [probably Elizabeth] are recorded as
travelling to London from Victoria aboard the "Hampshire". By 1874 they were back in
Children born in Canada:
William Tune born 21st October 1874, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario. Father a carpenter.
Robert Tune born 10th August 1877, Port Dover, Woodhouse, Ontario. Father a
baker.[Ancestry] Died 28th August 1877, Port Dover [FS] [Lune on Ancestry] Cause of death
infantile weakness, sick from birth, aged 18 days.
By 1880, George, and children George, Jane and Thomas were residing in La Salle, Illinois,
USA [1880 Census] George snr and jnr were both bakers. George is listed as widowed.
George Tune aged 52 died 4th January 1882 Chicago Illinois. His occupation was cook.
George Tune and Jane Gilbert