I am trying to find the Irish family of my great grandfather, John (Bustard) McCrea,
details as follows.
(Most of what I know about him is from after his arrival in Australia in 1863.)
Father: James McCrea
Mother: Fanny (Fannie, ??) surname possibly Bustard ?
John Bustard McCrea
Birth: Abt. 1844 in Pettigoe, Ireland; Tawnawanny, Parish of Templecarn,
Arrived in Sydney, NSW, Australia on 24 Aug 1863 aboard clipper ship 'Spitfire'
1897 Mayor, Shire of East Loddon, Victoria, Australia
Residence: 1903 in Mitiamo, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Residence: 1909 in Williamson Street, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia; Independent Means
Residence: 1914 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Residence: 1919 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Residence: 1924 in Sandhurst, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1928 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Origin: Portroe, County Tipperary, Ireland
Spouse: Isabella Dickson
Marriage: 1870 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Children: James McCrea
Thomas George McCrea
Fanny Isobel McCrea
Charles Dickson McCrea (my paternal grandfather)
John Henry Talbot McCrea
Alice Elizabeth Ethel McCrea
Sydney Oswald McCrea
Note: John McCrea's age is noted on passenger lists for the 'Spitfire' as
21 - possibly he falsified his age. His passage was sponsored by James Morrow, who (unlike
most of the sponsors on the immigration deposit record) records no familial relationship
to the young man he sponsored, John McCrea.