Good luck with your new challenge!!
It is amazing how our VDL relatives seem to have achieved
great confusion in their personal histories without really trying!!
If you are to tie in my Elizabeth Andrews you may find clues in the
I have Elizabeth Jane ANDREWS as mother of
my great grandmother Emma Matilda McKEON nee YOUNG
Source :Emma McKEON's death cert -.
facts probably provided by two of her children -
tells she lived 49 years in Tasmania and 31 in Victoria.
Thus born about 1844, probably in Tasmania
and came to Victoria about 1893
I have no record to prove she was born in Tasmania.
From the same death certificate we learn that Emma's father was George
Station manager (?? = overseer)
I have not found a YOUNG-ANDREWS marriage record
or a birth for Emma per se.
Emma's wedding record, and those of her 4 registered
issue to James McKEON indicate her nee name was emma (Matilda)YOUNG
There is a death certificate - 27-September 1852 - for
George YOUNG, Overseer (?= staion manager)
Inflammation of the lungs
This may be the first husband of my Elizabeth Andrews
There is a marriage certificate - 28 Dec 1852 - for
William WHITE (Overseer - 44 yrs)
and Elizabeth YOUNG (Widow 34 years)
@ St George's Ch Hobart.
This may be my Elizabeth Andrews second marriage.
At this stage - as a working hypothesis -
I presume Elizabeth ANDREWS either was born in or swam to VDL
and married George Young, Overseer, who arrived by like means.
They had a daughter Emma who married James McKeon.
Before James and Emma married, her father George Young died in 1852
and soon after her mother Elizabeth Jane Young nee ANDREWS
married William White
Further mentions :
James McKeon arrived VDL per Blenheim 1851
wharf gang > constabulary @ Hobart.
Nov 1858 James McKEON, by transfer from George Hicks,
insolvent, James McKeon became licensee of the Park Hotel on the
corner of Feltham and Letitia Streets, North Hobart. His license was renewed
at the annual meeting in December, but in May 1859 James applied to transfer
the license to John Cameron. At the meeting this was withdrawn, and instead
he transferred the house to Elizabeth White.
(?? his mother in law - my Elizabeth ANDREWS)
At the same meeting James took over the Odd Fellows' Hotel in Elizabeth
Street by transfer from Joseph Cranston. Neither of these hotels was
guaranteed to be successful, and James found himself in financial difficulty
soon after taking over. In July he was insolvent. On 13 July he appeared in
court after his first appearance was adjourned. The Mercury of 14 July
reported the case in detail.
James told the court:
"I have five in my family, namely, my wife, myself, my mother-in-law, her
husband, and a servant. I supported my mother's husband for about two
months......I was only in the public house for about seven weeks.......
I paid 5 pounds for the transfer of the license of the Park Hotel.
My mother-in-law (Elizabeth White - ? my Elizabeth ANDREWS)
is in the Park Hotel now.My mother-in-law got the consent of
the landlord, Mr Lindsay, to go into the house......He (James McKeon)
told the court
that he had agreed with John Cameron to exchange the Park
Hotel for the York Tavern, but this arrangement clearly fell through,
which explains why his mother-in-law, Elizabeth White,
(? my Elizabeth ANDREWS) was a last minute applicant
for the license in May 1859.
After an adjournment...Mr Fielding Browne....distrusted
Carpenter's evidence, and so granted James his discharge from insolvency.
Now the story is a long one - I won't go into it here - but it is
that The Park was on the corner of Letitia and Ware Sts,
and that Elizabeth ANDREWS daughter Emma McKeon
has variously used the names Emma, Matilda, Letitia and Lillias
with nee names Young and White.
(she had three children after the death of James McKeon
and was known to my father as Granny White.)
On 7 December 1859 James McKEON
became a District Constable again in the Municipal Police Force
at Hamilton, a country town in the Upper Derwent Valley.
On 1 May 1865 he was promoted to Sub-Inspector, Second
Class, and became the Gaoler at Hamilton.
James died on 12 April 1869 at his home in Hamilton aged 43/33 from
leaving a widow and young family to mourn his loss. The death notice asked
Sydney and Queensland papers to copy.
So, Sharon, over to you and the list.
Great to hear if you find a connection.
Barry, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
(Constant Virus Monitoring by NAV - 25/08/2004 update.)8/2004 update.)
Sharon Finn wrote: (snipped)
........ I have decided to try and sort out the Tasmanian Andrews
families........complete list of Andrews entries( from digger I
think)....... I have put most of them into a computer program ...I'm
having trouble tracking siblings pre 1880,
If anyone has any information on any Andrews, I would love to share it.
Sharon in Sydney