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Part 2 of Roll Call from Lyn Faughey--
William Windsor and wife Jane Maria Touzeau arrived from England in 1840 he was with the Commissariat Department working in Hobart with him were his children--
William Henry born 1820 died 1889 married Eliza Ann Oqilvie in 1844, 10 children
Frederick James born 1821, died 1882 married a widow Elizabeth Aldred Browne in 1850, 2 children
Lucy Ann born 1824 died 1896 married Edward Amand Wright. 3 children
Mary Jane born 1826 died1909 married George Gunn Munro in 1847, 2 children (returned to England)
Edward Charles married Georgiana Cartwright (My Line)
Isabella born 1832 died 1907 married Arthur James Wright in 1854, 6 children
Arthur Sydney born 1838 died1896 married Mary Swift Bentley in 1866, 7children
Anybody with any of these in their data base? Lyn
At 01:50 PM 29/06/03 +1000, The Leslies wrote:
>Some one did suggest that if there isn't a will there is some other process which would have been documented for the land to have changed ownership.
Not quite what you're asking but it might give you what you want, if she died. Try the Gazette (can't remember what it was called by then) index for those years and see if there's a probate notice (under P). In the 1870s a g-g--grandfather died without a will and there was a notice that basicially said, unless anyone had any objections, everything would go to his wife.
I wonder if someone would know what records may be accessible in regard to the transfer of ownership.
Let me explain.
We have a lady, who upon the death of her husband, (in Tasmania), is then recorded as the owner of the land previously recorded as owned by him.(this is from the assessment roll)
In 1883, or 1884 the owner of the land is then shown to be the lady's son. We presume the lady has died but can't find any death record for her, and have also tried Victoria and South Australia, as children were supposed to be living there.
To the best of our knowledge, there isn't a will.
The son who is now the owner in 1884 isn't the eldest, or even second eldest son, and so we are curious about why he got the land, and whether his mother had died, etc.
Some one did suggest that if there isn't a will there is some other process which would have been documented for the land to have changed ownership.
Does any one know what it is, and whether there is a way for us to find out about the particular details.
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a couple of days I posted a query about what was available between Launceston and Ulverstone, which may be of interest for family history.
I received some good information from fellow listers, thankyou!
I thought it might be of interest, perhaps, to share the good things we found. I am not suggesting this is all, or the best even of what was out there, but just what we came across.
(there were other places suggested by those who replied to my query, but we couldn't get round them all)
Westbury... on a couple of occasions of late, I have visited Westbury and found Max, who is usually at their rooms in Lyall St, most days, to be a wealth of local history, including other close towns.
If you aren't aware, there is going to be a Family History Faire in Westbury, Saturday the 6thof Septembe). Already they have 30 groups or individuals expessing interest in having a site.
Deloraine... We were advised by the State library staff in Deloraine to visit the Information Centre...There we met a lady named Sue who was very helpful with local family information. There is a family history room there, but I am not sure of its opening hrs, perhaps any one interested could phone the Information Centre for opening hours.
Ulverstone... we visited the Local History Museum ($3.00 each) and found their collection of memorabillia etc absolutely wonderful.
Attached to the Museum is their family history room, and it (from Memory) is open 4 afternoons a week, Tues, Thurs, Sat and ?Sun?. The ladies there were so helpful, they kept coming and asking what else we would like to see...the service was excellent...
I hope this information will be useful to others of the list
Greetings to all on this wonderful list, to some of whom I am very grateful
for help given in the past. My name is Barbara and I have lived all of my 76
years in this beautiful city of Christchurch, New Zealand and been
interested in researching the history of my own and my late husband's
families for over 10 years. Apart from that and getting to grips with my
computer which I bought about 3 years ago my main interests are walking on
the local beach or in the bush when I can get to the mountains and working
in my very labour intensive garden.
My "Brick Wall" is my paternal grandmother's family, Michael DONOVAN aged
24, believed to have come from Ireland, and Ellen FREEMAN aged18, both of
whom first appear "out of nowhere it would seem" when they married at the
Church of St. Joseph, Hobart, Tasmania in June 1856. Witnesses were Thomas
FREEMAN who could possibly be a brother of Ellen, and Winifred FAGAN. I
have a copy of the marriage as well as those for the births of their
children, but after the birth of their last child in Feb.1878 they seem to
have disappeared again. There is a possible death for Michael in April 1883
at the age of 50 but no proof that it is the correct Michael. Apart from the
3 daughters who came to New Zealand no marriages or deaths can be found for
any of the other children or their mother Ellen.
In Oct. 1857, the year after Michael & Ellen's Marriage, a Thomas FREEMAN,
aged 25, married Mary FINN aged 20 in the same church.
Kind members of this list have looked up convict records, arrivals in
Tasmania etc. without any definite matches so I really don't know which way
to turn next. Have been reading every entry on the list for months in the
hope someone may be interested in these families but even with the Roll Call
nothing has come up. If you can bear with me a little longer I will list
details of Michael and Ellen's children in the hope that one may 'ring a
bell' for someone. All Baptised at Church of St Joseph, Hobart.
Nellie DONOVAN b.1857 ? no birth can be found but gave Michael & Ellen
DONOVAN as her parents at time of her marriage to John Joseph ELLIS in
Geraldine. Sth. Island N.Z. 1878.
Mary Ann (Polly) DONOVAN. also seems to have been known as Eliza or Mary
Eliza. b. Feb. 1858. Also came to Geraldine area of N.Z. and in 1875,
married Charles SHEPPARD who was born at Liverpool, N.S.W. Nothing further
known about him.
John DONOVAN. b. May 1859.
George William DONOVAN. b. April, 1861.
Elizabeth DONOVAN. b. March, 1863. This was my grandmother who also came to
N.Z. where, in 1882 she married William SMITH from Virley, Salcott, Essex.
James Thomas DONOVAN. b. April, 1868.
Lawrence Joseph DONOVAN. b. July, 1871. (Reg. twice, by both mother &
Caroline Ellen DONOVAN. b. February, 1878.
Am beginning to wonder if the family could have moved to New South Wales or
Victoria but don't know where to start looking. Maybe someone more
knowledgeable than I, would be so kind as to give me some advice.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and to Meryl for organising this
marvellous resource for us.
Kind Regards to all, Barbara
Hello Everyone , just doing part 1 of my roll call. My name is Lyn Faughey, I live in Queensland, was brought up in Victoria and Born in Tasmania. I have all my life been interested in my ancestors.
George Walter Cartwright, solicitor, arrived in VDL in 1820. He married Sarah Ann Alvirez in Hobart in 1826. Sarah had arrived with her mother, a convict as an 11 year old in 1820. They had 11 children--
John Walter born 1827 died 1857 unmarried
William Henry born 1828 died 1860 married Louisa Hannah Wilmore, 4 children
Tryphena Mary born 1830 died 1912 married James Wodehouse Kirwan, 4 children
Edmund Augustus born 1832 died 1914 (in Victoria) married Fernanda Benita Kilburn in 1862, 9 children
Sarah Letitia born 1834, died 1834
Emma born 1835 died 1842
Francis Algernon born1837 died? married Mary Phillips Evans in 1864, children ?
Georgiana born 1839 died 1903 married Edward Charles Windsor in 1856, 10 children (My Direct Line)
Mary born 1841 died 1920 unmarried
Charlotte Ann born 1845 died 1918 unmarried
Emily Louisa born 1849 died 1852.
Anyone with any of these names would love to swap info. TIA Lyn
Hi Gloria and list,
I have similar details as yourself as am related to EVANS family in this area. However, I have James EVANS, age 7, listed as a "child in distress", in 1828, his FATHER mentioned as "at Port Macquarie". Does this help at all?
Contact me anytime
Lynne in Midway
In 1855 Alfred BRAIN, aged 32, & his family arrived in Hobart aboard the "Chatham". Wife Mary,(34) and 3 children James 10, Maria 8 and William, 12. Alfred was a Miner. They apparently didn't stay too long and were on their way to Newcastle after a few years. I can't find any reference to William in the Newcastle district and wonder if he really was the son of Alfred or a relative of a different kind. Or maybe no relation. Whilst William's religion is shown as C of E and is educated the rest of the family are Wesleyan and uneducated. Seems odd.
Any information on this family would be appreciated, especially William.
What a wonderful exercise this Roll Call is. Have only been on this site
for six months but have been helped out several times by wonderful
people. My name is Johhn Fitzgerald, I am 52, still working with three
kids at Uni and live at Craigieburn, the northern rim of Melbourne. I
have been researching our families on and off for 15 years. I got the
bug while dabbling with computers at Telstra for 25 years and working
part time as a Customer Service Officer at Fawkner Cemetery.
The Tasmanian connection is my Great Grandfather JAMES EDWARD FITZGERALD
, a mariner who is supposed to have arrived in Hobart Town about 1865 on
a whaling ship. He married HANNAH AMELIA MAYCOCK in 1873. Soon after
they came to Melbourne with her father WILLIAM MAYCOCK. I am
researching the time they were in Hobart, as well as her realtives
MAYCOCKS, BUDD/SMITH and REEVES. They had pubs at Bagdad and on the Old
Wharf at Hobart.
I am also researching my maternal Grandmother's realtives, the TILLACKS
who arrived in Hobart in 1885 from Prussia to escape the Kaiser's
conscription.The adult sons stayed for several years, some married in
Hobart then most came over to Melbourne. One son Johan Carl (Charles)
Tillack stayed around the Campania, Colebrook, Tee Tree, Oatlands,
Hamilton, Brighton and for a time Zeehan areas. His relatives are still
there. If anyone can help with any info on these people I would
In the meantime happy hunting to you all.
PS. Could Marion Kelso, a former co member of Telstra's Genealogy
Club, who replied to the Rool Call, please contact me. Like others on
the list I was too quick with the mouse.
Regards John Fitzgerald
Hi from Murray Reid in Howick, Auckland. Amazing how much Tassie history has
flowed on to NZ.
My families are.
John BARRETT b1795, Yorkshire.d 1869 Arrived VDL 1823. Married Hannah FIELD
1824 and Elizabeth BUNKER 1841. Total of 15 children. Grocer/Baker. Building
on the corner of Murray/Liverpool Sts in Hobart was his.
Daniel SARGEANT. b 1819 London. d 1910. Married Sarah COOKE 1841. Arrived
VDL 1842 with parents and sister Emma. Had 12 children. Daniel
owned/skippered maybe 8 coastal ships some in partnership with his brother
in law George PERRIMAN.
Henry William BARRETT b 1847 married Elizabeth SARGEANT b 1848 in 1870 and
moved to Ashburton NZ c1876.
Love help to locate Barrett grave at Richmond and confirmation that
Elizabeth Bunker was a survivor of the "Hiberia" fire in 1833 in the South
My name is Marie, and I have been researching my family for just
over a year, and I have lived in Tassie all my life.
Names I am searching for on my mothers side are:
On my fathers side:
Charles Spurgeon Harrison a Mariner from Nova Scotia arrived
in Australia around 1880.
Malcolm Ward hailing from Sydney, having grown up in Hobart.
Names I'd like to correspond on are:
Sorell area 1850s - present
WARD - Sorell, Bellerive, Queenstown 1840s on
JONES - Sorell/Bothwell ex London 1816 on
THORNE - Lewisham/Sorell ex Somerset 1803; part of Collins' Royal
DODGE - Lewisham/Sorell
REARDON - Lewisham/Sorell
KENNEDY - Sorrell / Bellerive 1810 on
Bothwell / Midlands area 1830s - 1900
BLAKE - Bothwell & Hobart ex Wiltshire 1830s
MASON - Bothwell/Bagdad/Hobart
WHITEWAY - Bothwell
GEARD - Bothwell/Midlands
MILNE - Gretna/Derwent valley/Hobart
BOWDEN - Bothwell
KNOWLES - Bothwell/Midlands
Huon and Franklin area 1830s on
SEABROOK - Franklin, Huon & Hobart [also Melbourne] ex Norfolk 1830s
KENNEDY - Franklin/Huon ex Berkshire via Victoria 1850s
PAGE - Franklin/Huon
BIRCHALL - Franklin/Huon/Hobart
INCHES - Franklin/Huon/Hobart
Hobart and elsewhere
REID - Zeehan & Hobart, ex Edinburgh c 1880s
MACLAINE - Hobart & Clark Island
HUGHES - Hobart and elsewhere
McGOWAN - Queenstown/Bellerive
No particular geographic spread, but Hobart area likely
Would anyone have a record of EWEN CAMERON b. 2/1/1794 Lochaber, Scotland and wife MARY MCDONALD b 1831 from Inverness Scotland who came to Tasmania from Scotland in about 1855. He was a shepherd and worked at "Merrivale" in Tasmania so I believe as daughter ISABELLA CAMERON gives this as her birthplace on her marriage certificate. She was born 24/5/1856.
My information on them is quite sketchy I'm afraid. I would like to know which ship they arrived on and when and how many of them there were. The ones given below are the only ones I know of. EWEN & MARY may have daughters ISABELLA & MARY on a record for shipping also as there is a bit of doubt re ISABELLA' S birth place.
They may have arrived with some MCDONALDS.
The MCDONALD names were :-
ANGUS MCDONALD father of the 2 given below -
ARCHIBALD MCDONALD b 1826
"KITTY" or KATHLEEN MCDONALD b 1824
Thanks in advance
from a wet and wintry Qld.
Has there been an book or CD index completed of burials at the St.
Mary's General Cemetery please?
Cheers (a warm rum and milk one)
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Hello to all on this great list.
Here are some of the Tasmanian names I'm researching. I DO HOPE to find others out there researching the same. Thanks in advance.
* * * *
*RILEY/REILLY etc-(aka GRIFFITHS) Hobart from 1844.
*MOLONEY/ MOLONY -(aka FINNERTY- married RILEY above),
Hobart from 1851.
*SMITH - Tasmania from 1850 -mainly North West Coast, and Launceston.
*MAYNE Elizabeth - Tasmania from 1848 (married SMITH above)
*HODGETTS Thomas - Second Fleet.
* * * * * * *
Some of my other names are:
*FORD- Hobart mainly- from1828?
*EATON- Hobart after 1838?
*EDGCUMBE- Northern Tas. from 1831.
*MITCHELL- Northern Tas. from abt1831.
*FRENCH- Northern Tas. from 1831
*BARKER- N. and NW. Tas. from 1862.
*ALLEN- N. and NW Tas. from 1859.
*BRUMBY- Longford and NW Tas from 1825.
*BRIGGS- Hobart>Longford from 1830.
*MANN- Tas. from 1853.
*BONNER -North and NW Tas. from 1842.
and **HEWITT-from Victoria to Tas from about 1900.
What a long list!! This should do for starters. Look for to the replies.
With Kindest Regards,