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BEEJAPORE 1853

Have had a request for an image of the BEEJAPORE. Its not looking hopeful and any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 – 1899), Thursday 20 January 1853,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36267964

arrival Launceston Examiner (Tas.  1842 - 1899), Thursday 20 January 1853,

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Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 – 1875), Saturday 8 January 1853,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60131329

wool Empire (Sydney, NSW 1850 - 1875), Saturday 8 January 1853,

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Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 – 1875), Monday 7 March 1853,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61322323

Empire (Sydney, NSW 1850 - 1875), Monday 7 March 1853,

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Tuesday 8 March 1853

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12944228

CASHMAN The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 8 March 1853

CASHMAN 2 The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 8 March 1853

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 5 August 1854

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12961161

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Saturday 5 August 1854

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Saturday 5 August 1854 2

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Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 – 1907), Wednesday 7 November 1906,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71542640

BEEJAPORE Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW 1870 - 1907), Wednesday 7 November 1906,

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FURTHER ARTICLES

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12944062

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12943062

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12943001

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Sarah Ellen Kitching

Hi, am also a Great Grand Daughter of Sarah Ellen Kitching. If I could have any information that would be great also any photos of sarah or her daughter Dorothy who is my grandmother. My mother is Isabel Frances Kitching born in 1929 but was given to her father. This is not a well known story but is verified on the birth certificate.

Annette Bevan (Nee Woods)

ATLAS AND HERCULES

Hi,

I am writing a book which details the convicts and voyage of the convict ships Atlas1 and the Hercules. It also covers Major George Johnston and his background. A question, it has been noted on your site that Johnston was on the Hercules when it arrived in June 1802. My research from the records show him arriving on the ‘Buffalo’ in October 1802. Would much appreciate your advice where the record of his being on the Hercules was obtained. Happy to provide the final chapter on the ship when completed.

Kind regards

Brian Ahearn

HANNAH HUTCHINS AND HENRY SAMUELS

Jane and Henry were both buried at Balmain cemetery but unfortunately it is no longer there.
Henry had a son James Charles Samuels who was my husband’s grandfather.
Could you let me have more information on Jane Whalley and I will be happy to send to you more
information on the Samuels family.
The first Henry was married to Hannah Hutchins who was previously married to Thomas Benson.
They are both buried  i.e. Hannah and Henry at Camperdown cemetery, New Town, Sydney.

PAMELA SAMUELS.

READY, BENSON, RUSSELL

Jan Russell said

March 20, 2011 at 11:48 am e

What a wonderful find. It has filled out names into people altho it doesn’t continue my branch past Peter Mark Ready and Sarah Ann Benson. They were my great great grandparents,by way of their daughter Elizabeth Hannah,who married John James Smith (aka Thomas Smith).Their daughter Mabel Mildred lambert was my grandmother. She married Frederick Eager Lambert , my father Donald Caitcheon Eager Lambert was their elder son.

https://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/2008/07/22/john-ready-and-the-three-bees/#comment-996

ANN MORAN

ANN MORAN

Lynne Fiddick said

April 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

I am not related to Ann or John, however are you aware of the relationship between Ann and Henry Perts? They applied to marry in May 1822 and appear to have been together for a number of years (until about 1828). Henry was listed in the 1825 census with Ann as “his wife” although it does not appear they were formally married. She appeared for him in 1828 when he was charged and convicted of selling spirits illicitly. I am extremely interested in knowing all I can about Henry and wondered if you had any information about him at all.

LOOKING FOR INFO ON FATTORINI ISLAND AGAIN

Theresa Bowen said

January 18, 2011

Hi Lynne

I grew up on Fatterini Island in the 1970′s and I must say that it was an idyllic place to grow up.

I am undertaking a research project on that island for a course I am doing and I am interested in any information that you can provide me, as I am just starting out and finding a lot of the information on the Dr to be irrelevant.
Why was the island named after Dr Fattorini when I can find no evidence of him having been there?

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Kind Regards
Theresa
Was it an aboriginal mission or tribal refuge?

TROVE FATTORINI

I am looking in the TROVE for info on Fattorini Island. Previously I have only looked at the dates very early on when Sanders were being born there and thereabouts but I shall look at any references I can now find. First – the Historical Newspapers.

Dr Fattorini is well documented as being in Port Macquarie which is also where he died. Fattorini Island is only 62 kms by today’s roads from Port Macquarie. His interests are also recorded on the Macleay. I will keep looking for actual evidence of the naming of the Island ( referred to as “islands’ in early newspapers) but the two places are close enough for Fattorini’s company to be operating on both rivers.

DR FATTORINI RESEARCH FROM UQ

This section says that there is no evidence that he went ahead with his cedar plans, but does indicate his contact with the Macleay.

APPLIED FOR LICENCE TO CUT CEDAR

In this year, the latent entrepreneur in him began to

show. He evidently felt the practice of medicine was not

remunerative enough, for on 21 April 1835 he applied to

the Colonial Secretary for a Licence to cut cedar on the

banks of the McLeay River, giving what were evidently the

usual undertakings to make no waste and to maintain order

amongst the persons employed by him.^^ This he followed

up with a further letter on 8 May 1835,^^ which is by way of

a complaint that on making application to the Collector of

Internal Revenue, according to the Government Notice of 24

April last, to have a licence granted to him to cut cedar on

vacant crown lands, he was verbally answered that having

received no instructions to that effect, the Collector could not

do it. Fattorini refers to his personal discussion with the

Colonial Secretary when he had explained how he was distressed by reason of being deprived of the licence sought.

He says: "I am not only put to the greatest inconvenience,

but also to a very severe pecuniary loss, having great many

men already there and prevented to land, by the interference

of Mr. Rudder,25 to whom a licence has been granted long

time ago." It will be noted that when labouring under excitement or stress his English deteriorates a little.

The letter is minuted "inform that instructions are now

given to Mr. Macpherson to whom he is to apply specifying

the land on which he wishes to cut cedar"; followed by "Mr.

Fattorini has since called and been personally informed."

However, there does not appear to be any record of his having proceeded further with this project.

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FATTORINI IN THE NEWSPAPERS.

I won’t try to draw conclusions as yet. Just gather the data. Well, maybe a conclusion or two.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37118165

The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824-1848), Friday 11 November 1842

steamer2The Australian (Sydney, NSW 1824-1848), Friday 11 November 1842

 

1849.  There was land for sale on the MANNING River and FATTORINI CREEK had been named there.

FATTORINI CREEK LOTSThe Sydney Morning Herald  Tuesday 20 November 1849

1841

boatThe Sydney Herald , Monday 19 July 1841

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12870072

"M’LEAY RIVER." The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831-1842) 19 Jul 1841

 
1859

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13013910

On MONDAY, 14th MARCH, at eleven o’clock. (1859, March 4).The Sydney Morning Herald 

1893

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28262589

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Friday 9 June 1893

apbThe Sydney Morning Herald  Friday 9 June 1893

1920

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16870104

A MISSIONARY DROWNED. (1920, October 12).

The Sydney Morning Herald

MISSIONARYThe Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 12 October 1920

 

 

Living by the Macleay River

 

For more information about connecting to Country, see ‘Living on Cabbage Tree Island’ and ‘Living at Grassy Head camp’, also on this site.

For much of the 19th century, following European settlement in the Macleay Valley region, Aboriginal people continued moving throughout the landscape with small groups settling at camp sites on the outskirts of European settlements for brief periods, then moving on again. Areas such as Pelican Island and the two Fattorini Islands in the Macleay River near Kempsey were reserved specifically for Aboriginal communities and were regarded as refuges where large numbers of Aboriginal people could live relatively undisturbed (Neil 1972).

Public education for Aboriginal children

 

Aborigines Protection Board, Report, 1923, p 1; Beverley and Don Elphick, eds, Kinchela Aboriginal Home and School: Alphabetical Index of Stu­dents, Canberra, 1997. This is compiled from the Kinchela Aboriginal School Admissions, file 1/9814, in the NSW State Archives. The Elphicks are mistaken in their claim that the girls ‘were taken from their parents and homes and placed in the Kinchela Home at Kempsey by the Aborigines Protection Board’ (p 3), since they seem unaware that in 1923–24 Kinchela functioned not as an institution for separated children but as a dedicated Aboriginal school for the nearby Macleay River Aboriginal settlements of Pelican Island and Fattorini Island, where the girls and their parents lived.

   

PAUL FERGUS AND ANN MORAN AND JOHN CURTIS

 

Dear Lynne
I also am descended from John Curtis and Ann Moran through their daughter Catherine and George Eccleston. I am their third great-grandson.
In two weeks, my wife and I will be visiting Ireland and I am hoping that I might be able to do a bit more research on the ground about Ann as she certainly seems to have been a remarkable woman.
I am trying to resolve a number of discrepancies between various items of information in my possession.
The best information seems to indicate that she was convicted in Trim in Co Meath in 1797 (coincidentally the year that John arrived in Sydney)in connection with political activities and that she was held in jail in Ireland for five years before being transported to Australia on the Hercules in November 1801, arriving here on 26 June 1802. One record in the State Library implies that the prisoners on the Hercules were convicted for offences in the “late rebellion” which can only mean the United Irishmen in 1798 from the context.
I should be grateful for any information you can provide that might assist with my research in Ireland.
While visiting my son and his family in London after Ireland, I intend to return to Bristol to undertake more research into John Curtis. I obtained a lot of information 18 months ago including records of the marriage of John Curtis and Jane Purrier and of the baptisms of all 11 of their children in St Philip and St Jacobs Church in Cheese Lane, Bristol. From these records, I managed to visit the three streets in which they lived at the times of the births of different children. For most of their married life they lived in Cheese Lane, near the Church. I suspect that as his accountancy practice failed and he got into financial difficulties, the family was forced to move to less salubrious accommodation.
I also managed to obtain copies of one press report of John’s conviction and death sentence at Gloucester Assizes for coining. The judge must have been feeling sympathy for John because another man convicted and sentenced to death at the same sittings was immediately taken for “execution of the sentence” but the judge commuted John’s sentence to transportation for life.
After returning to Australia in April 2008, I managed to locate descendants of John’s and Jane’s youngest child in New York.
Paul Fergus

COLONIAL MOTHERS

THE SAG Newsletter reports that Dr Tanya Evans, now of Macquarie University, is engaged in researching the history of motherhood in early Colonial Australia and Britain between 1750 and 1850. The focus has caught my fancy. My Mind seems to have taken a disproportionate amount of time in recovering from the Change of year and the Summer Season and I haven’t been able to get my mental historical  hard drive functioning at all but this little article has begun to bring the ghosts back to life again. Dr Evans is asking for assistance from any who have worked extensively on their family histories and have details of mothers from these early times. Dept of Modern History at Macquarie University, Sydney would have the contact details for you.

As for me, it has me thinking of all the Mothers of Mine who and the folkore I have been given. The Scottish Widow who was asked to be Laird of the Clan but came out here with her children instead.  Johannah Ready Prendergast, whose son John was sent as a convict to Government House at Windsor where his mother was Housekeeper. I wonder often about Johannah who was 47 when convicted in Ireland. She tried to have another son and his family sent out but failed. When John’s marriage failed and he became excessively odd in his behaviour and was sentenced to Moreton Bay, Johannah disappears from the records. I like to think she followed him.

Ann Moran and Hannah Hutchings/Hitchens. What was it like for them to be mothers here in the early 19th Century ? Young convict women. Ann had 5 children to John Curtis who was already husband and father to a family in England and had attempted to have them brought to him.  Hannah was recorded as a ‘ loose woman’ on the convict ship THE BROTHERS. How did her life as a mother develop from that starting point and from the death of her first husband in the Lunatic Asylum, Liverpool ?

READY OR NOT – FOREWORD

  0 5 julia & george ready 1880s

‘GEORGE’ PETER READY

M 15/11/1882

JULIA JACKSON

0 4 george ready snr 1880s

  CHILDREN OF GEORGE AND JULIA READY DATE BIRTH DATE DEATH
1 UNNAMED 7/11/1883 7/11/1883
2 MABEL 25/9/1884 ????????
3 GEORGE PETER MARK 18/10/1885 25/10/1955
4 FRANK 8/5/87 9/12/87
5 SYDNEY 11/5/1888 4/5/1964
6 ETHEL ELIZABETH MAY 20/9/89 12/2/1890
7 WILLIAM HENRY 1/11/1890 18/2/1964
8 JESSIE SARAH 30/5/1892 18/12/1971
9 FREDERICK BENSON 7/9/1894 10/8/1895
10 ESMA JACKSON 12/7/1896 29/8/1898
11 ARTHUR CHARLES 10/7/1899 29/3/1953
12 ALFRED JAMES 29/4/1901 10/8/1954
  20 9 flora & syd ready 0 8 esma & jessie ready c1898 10 9 arthur front L alf back R
  FLORA AND SYD READY – PARENTS OF PHIL ESMA AND JESSIE READY APP 1898 REDFERN ARTHUR FR L ALF BACK R
   10 11 alf arthur mick & ..scan0013 10 3 jessie ready 1915  10 10 bill & em ready
  ALF READY , ARTHUR READY , MICK BELL AND MORE AT LAURIETON JESSIE SARAH READY BILL AND EM READY

 

THIS IS THE FOREWORD PHIL READY WROTE FOR HIS BOOK – “READY OR NOT “. I AM REPRODUCING IT FOLLOWING HIS EMAIL RE MY PUBLISHING HIS FINDINGS. PERMISSION GRANTED.

When I decided in 1981 to research the history of my family, i believed that we were on my father’s side, descended from an average English, Protestant  family with nothing very exciting to be found.

How wrong I was for I have found that we are descended from Irish Roman Catholic  convicts, that there are numerous skeletons in the family closet and that there existed adventure and romance that I for one never dreamed of and my father, as far as I am aware, never realised.

My mother, would have been shocked, for my earlier memories of her are that she was rather biased against Irish Roman Catholics and judgemental about people’s moral values but as she got older, in line with the changes going on, she mellowed and became more tolerant of other people’s points of view.

The detective work necessary to ferret out the information has taken my wife,Lois, and I to many parts of NSW and VICTORIA whilst the rest of the family have waited to see what would be the next discovery.

The pleasant surprise of receiving phone calls from others researching the READY family has introduced me to Doug Howe and Betty Alford, grandchildren of Catherine Louisa and Sarah Ann, my grandfather’s sisters who married Joseph Howe and William henry Watson respectively. This has opened up more information and has not only led to a continuing friendship with Doug but introduced me to several more cousins on his side of the family. Research by Doug also led to a meeting with Ken Eccleston, great grandson of George Eccleston and his wife Catherine, sister of my great,great grandmother Elizabeth Curtis. Ken’s contributions on the Curtis Family have been invaluable.

Each time I find more information I get a thrill, for there are times when I despair of ever finding the information I want, such as; WHAT HAPPENED TO THOMAS and ELIZABETH HOGAN and to JOHANNAH PRENDERGAST?  I thought that release of the Victorian Records might help but a search of these records has also proven fruitless. Time and further research may find the answer.

Finding my ancestors and researching their history has helped fill in some of my genetic heritage and what has helped in making me the way I am, for each member has added their contribution. I well remember strange feelings I had when I read JOHANNAH’s letter to Governor Darling, and also the story of HANNAH HUTCHINS or HITCHINS ( for there are many variations to the spelling of her name.)

Reading the Surgeon’s account of the voyage of the ‘Dorothy’ gave me some idea of what it was like to travel out on one of the Convict Transports, although the Dorothy apparently had a much better trip than many others.

In some ways I feel that I may have deprived those who come after me of the fun I have had but there is still a lot left untold and each day I guess, we are making history. I hope  that later researchers will enjoy it as much as I have. be careful of what you throw out for, I believe, that although we are not responsible for our ancestors, who incidentally wen through situations that I,for on, would not like to have gone through, we are, as guardians of our heritage, responsible to our descendants.

Phil Ready. July 1988. 

 

MCLEOD ON CONDONG PLAINS

So far we have placed John and Normal Bell with their families on the TWEED RIVER. We also have their sister Wilhelmina who married GEORGE DINSEY. There is a MR BELL christian name unknown supervising at ABBOTSFORD MILL( I don’t yet know which mill that was. ) Now a JOHN MCLEOD appears and McLeod is the maiden name of the mother WILHELMINA who came on the JAMES MORAN in 1839. She had other children with her whose names I don’t as yet have.

WANTED to Let, on Clearing Leases, Seven FARMS, of from forty to fifty acres each; fine scrub land; river frontage, Tweed River ¡ eight miles from the Heads. Apply to Mr. JOHN M’LEOD, Condong Plains, Tweed River ; or E. W. S. HAYLEY, Southgate, Clarence River. 2575

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1295006

The Brisbane Courier Friday 30 August 1872, page 1.

This is 3 years after JOHN BELL acquires his land and 6 years before he married MARY ANN MCNEIL.

 

And in 1881;

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article919217

he Brisbane Courier Saturday 30 April 1881, page 5

“Unique” writes from the Tweed River:
” On the evening of Easter Monday the rather monotonous course of life on the Tweed was broken by a ball given by the employes of the C.S.R. Company, and which, under the kind auspices of Mr. and Mrs Isaacs, bids fair to become one of the annual events of the neighbourhood. A range of the barracks had been prepared for the festive occasion, and, although the weather was unpropitious, a goodly array of the votaries of Terpsichore assembled. The room had  been most effectively decorated by the hands of f$air neighbours-wreaths, crowns, and pendants of varied colours relieved tbe sombre green of the foliage with which the walls and roof had been profusely ornamented, and with the brilliancy of the lights and the bright eyes and flowing drapery of the ladies, combined to produce a tout ensemble seldom seen in the neighbourhood. Dancing commenced at 8 o’clock to the enlivening strains of three musicians, and dance succeeded dance in rapid succession till long past the small hours of the morning. At a late hour the party broke up with many expressions of pleasure on the part of the hosts that their guests had been sufficiently enterprising to brave such stormy weather, and of hope that on a future occasion Condong might again be honoured by their presence.

 

 

THE COTTAGE

THE COTTAGE BILAMBIL 2008

James had been born to John and Mary Ann by this time and Norman was born in 1881.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3429862 FROM BRISBANE COURIER THURSDAY MAY 8 . In 1884, Mr T Steel from the CONDONG MILL sent a large series of animals to the QUEENSLAND MUSEUM for nomenaclature.and two of those were included in science and named as follows;

    1. a tree frog resembling in coloration an American  species. Now named HYLA FENESTRATA and
    2. a fish of the GENUS GALAXUS which was to be described as GALAXIAS BREVIANALUS

The ABBOTSFORD MILL I find in the BRISBANE COURIER 5 AUGUST 1882 was erected near the JUNCTION – the village now called TUMBULGUM. This one did not belong to the massive COLONIAL SUGAR REFINING COMPANY to which CONDONG belonged. It belonged to PRINGLE, SHANKY and CO. Small but enterprising beginners.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3412851

 

IN 1886 the schooner CONDONG, of the TWEED RIVER, was carrying logs of beech, cedar and pine into BRISBANE. In the same year a general servant was wanted for the CONDONG MILL at 15s per week.

IN 1889 E DOWLING of Condong won 900 pounds in the  TATTERSALLS MELBOURNE- CUP SWEEPS.

And in 1892, the BELLS went south to LAURIETON. Some of the family remained. Wilhelmina Dinsey for one.

AND FROM TUMBULGUM, where I lived from 2002-2005;

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3701412

The Brisbane Courier Tuesday 12 September 1899,

A correspondent of a New South Wales
top-country paper questions whether the
Hunter district is entitled to the credit of
producing the largest pumpkins. He says :
-” I read an account of prolific pumpkins
in the Hunter. The Hunter may be a won-
derful place for pumpkins, but a neighbour
of mine, at Tumbulgum, lost a sow not long

since. He searched everywhere for several
days without success, and at last came to
the conclusion that she was dead.- But one
day, while riding across his farm, he no-

ticed something peculiar about one of his
pumpkins. He rode over to see, and was
surprised to find his sow. She had eaten
her way into the pumpkin, made a bed, and
had a litter of thirteen young ones all inside
the pumpkin

 

the DEATH OF GEORGE DINSEY http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3963005

BACK ON THE TWEED RIVER

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WHATEVER it was the BELLs were doing, they are listed as landholders from 1869-1890 , Norman and Agnes have JANET LAURIE and WILLIMINA here in 1871 and 1872, JOHN and MARY ANN have children on the Tweed between 1879 and 1890 and at least JANET LAURIE marries in Murwillumbah in 1898.

JAMES and WILHELLMINA BELL’s children  are listed at the time of Wilhelmina’s death 2 March 1903 as;

NAME AGE COMMENTS ON NSW BDM LISTINGS
MARY(LAURIE) 57

MARY’s marriage is listed as 1866 to ALEXANDER J  LAWRIE in DUNGOG . DOD Stroud 1918

WILHELMINA(DINSEY) 56

MARRIES GEORGE DINSEY IN 1865 IN DUNGOG. This would indicate that Wilhelmina was Mrs Dinsey by the time the Bells moved north. Dinsey Creek is between Condong and Tumbulgum. She dies in 1911 in Murwillumbah.

NORMAN 54 Married AGNES in 1870 at DUNGOG
JOHN 52 Marries MARY ANN MCNEIL in 1878 at TAREE
MARGARET(MCEACHRAN) 50

Listed as an 1880 marriage to  MACEACHRAN JOHN IN LISMORE
Death recorded in 1920 at MURRUMBURRAH.

ELIZABETH(WALKER) 48 I cannot find a WALKER marrying a BELL as yet but ELIZABETH WALKER does die in 1948 in GLOUCESTER.
CHRISTINA(QUIRK) 47 Nor for CHRISTINA as yet but I do have her death In Murwillumbah in 1944 so she was a Tweed woman.

 

 

JOHN and MARY ANN’s 9 children with places and years of birth;

JAMES
1879
TWEED RIVER

NORMAN
1881
TWEED RIVER

ANNE MCLEOD
1883
TWEED RIVER in 1918 married STANLEY WITCHARD in TAREE.

JANET
1885
TWEED RIVER

LESLIE DONALD RAYMOND
1887
TWEED RIVER

MARY HENRIETTA
1890
MURWILLUMBAH married THOMAS MCLENNAN IN TAREE 1914

ROY MCNEIL
1895
LAURIETON

WILHELMINA ELIZABETH
1897
LAURIETON

WILLIAM ALLEN MARRIED JESSIE SARAH READY

 

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JOHN BELL LANDHOLDER PRIOR TO 1892

 

YOUNGBUTTS ETC 018 YOUNGBUTTS ETC 019
ALONG THE TWEED RIVER NEAR CONDONG EARLY 2008
YOUNGBUTTS ETC 017 YOUNGBUTTS ETC 016
IN THE VICINITY OF THE BELL LAND ON TWEED VALLEY WAY

 

 

 

JOHN BELL’S land survey is dated 1869. His marriage to MARY ANN MCNEIL took place 27 June 1878 down South in the Taree district. Was he in the north before that or did he not come north until that time ? 

From ROY BURTON; at the time of the marriage John gave his place of residence as RAWDON VALE district of GLOUCESTER. Witnesses to the marriage were JOSEPH LAURIE and MARGARET BELL. JOSEPH LAURIE Senior owned property in the RAWDON VALE locality. The witness Joseph was probably the 5th son of Joseph Snr. Refer to the Early History of the Camden Haven p 16. “THE LAURIES”. He was probably best man and was living at PEACH GROVE now known as LAURIETON at the time of the marriage. MARGARET BELL is possibly JOHN’S SISTER. It is possible John worked for the Lauries at Rawdon Vale. After the wedding they moved to the Tweed River where John was cane farming. he was invalided after an accident and the family move from the Tweed to Laurieton in 1892. John died in 1919 and Mary Ann died in 1935.

We still have not located JOHN’S birth in BDMS.

 

CONNECTIONS FROM MURWILLUMBAH AND THE TWEED – BELLS, BIGNELLS, LAURIES AND MORE

NORMAN BELL was the older brother of JOHN BELL wife of MARY ANN MCNEIL. They had adjoining land at CONDONG on the TWEED.

Their parents were JAMES AND WILHELMINA as noted elsewhere. James was the housebreaker transported from Glasgow in 1831 on the YORK and WILHELMINA was the daughter of WILLIAM MCLEOD and JANET MACKAY who came on the JAMES MORAN in 1839. They married in 1839 at MAITLAND when WILHELMINA was 17 years old. Check in the search engine to the right for further details. It appears at this time that the Mcleods and Mackays came as a result of the ruthless clearances of the Sutherland Shires in the HIGHLANDS of Scotland. In the 1860s the BELL boys have land on the TWEED. The NSW BDM records indicate that their father JAMES died in 1859( to be verified). I do not know what brought the boys ( and perhaps more members of their family north from the Maitland Area). Land is also indicated to belong to WILHELLMINA BELL – mother ? sister ? daughter ?

NORMAN BELL was born 1845 and died 15 June 1924 . He is buried in BARRINGTON CEMETERY. His occupations are listed at TWEED RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY as farmer/grazier. Whilst on Tweed he was resident at CONDONG. Norman married in 1870 at DUNGOG NSW. His wife was AGNES FRASER HIGGINS and her mother was JANET LAURIE. As my mother used to tell me the BELLS and the LAURIES were ‘tied in somehow”. Her father was JOHN HIGGINS. Agnes Higgins was born at Pt Stephens in 1846 and died in CHATSWOOD, SYDNEY in 1929.

Their children;

names birthdate and place marriage date and spouse death date and place
JANET LAURIE 1871 TWEED RIVER 1898 GEORGE BIGNELL MURWILLUMBAH  
WILLIMINA A 1872 TWEED RIVER JOHN A. GUNN COPELAND 1895 1911 STROUD NSW
JAMES WALTER 1874 PORT STEPHENS   15-8-1886 NSW
AGNES MARY 1876 PORT STEPHENS GORDON A D CLARK STROUD 1915  
ELIZABETH J 1878 PORT STEPHENS JOHN STACE PORT STEPHENS 1903
MARGARET CHRISTINA 1881 BARRINGTON THOMAS FARLEY CRICK SYDNEY 1907  
MARY HENRIETTA 1883 COPELAND WILLIAM JAMES MARTIN STROUD 1907 22-8-1938 KRAMBACH NSW
JOHN JAMES 1889 COPELAND   1923 BARRINGTON
NOREINE F 1893 COPELAND    

From these dates it appears Norman left the Tweed district by the early 1870s whereas John’s Children are born on Tweed between 1879 and 1890 with the youngest being born at Laurieton in the early 90s. Hmm. A rethink required again.

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THE INFORMATION I HAVE IS THAT NO 49 IS JOHN BELL’S LAND . ( YET TO BE VERIFIED AS ONE MAP INDICATES CONDONG AND ONE IS FURTHER ALONG NEAR STOTTS CREEK)

 

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GEORGE  BIGNELL. IN 1898 AT MURWILLUMBAH MARRIED JANET LAURIE BELL DAUGHTER OF NORMAN BELL WHO WAS BROTHER OF JOHN BELL, GRANNY’S HUSBAND.  http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=22518

 

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FROM THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1368785

There is mention of a MR BELL managing the ABBOTSFORD SUGAR MILL on the TWEED.

 

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MURWILLUMBAH LINKS

http://www.mit.edu/~dfm/genealogy/sercombe.html Sercombe Families

GRANNY BELL IN LAURIETON 1892 – NOV 5 1935

JOHN BELL WAS INJURED IN A CANE ACCIDENT -so we are told- on the Tweed. By 1892 the land at Condong is no longer in his name and John becomes known only as the INVALID MR BELL. The Bells then move to LAURIETON and Granny lives there till her death on Nov 5 1935.

THE CHILDREN OF JOHN AND MARY ANN BELL :

NAME DOB PLACE OF BIRTH
JAMES 1879 TWEED RIVER
NORMAN 1881 TWEED RIVER
ANNE MCLEOD 1883 TWEED RIVER
JANET 1885 TWEED RIVER
LESLIE DONALD RAYMOND 1887 TWEED RIVER
MARY HENRIETTA 1890 MURWILLUMBAH
ROY MCNEIL 1895 LAURIETON
WILHELMINA ELIZABETH 1897 LAURIETON
WILLIAM ALLEN 1898 LAURIETON

 

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LINKS TO THE BELLS IN LAURIETON.

SON OF JOHN AND MARY ANN BELL ( GRANNY).

ROY MCNEIL BELL.

Regimental number
1785

Religion
Presbyterian

Occupation
Baker

Address
Laurieton PO, Laurieton, New South Wales

Marital status
Single

Age at embarkation
20

Next of kin
Father, John Bell, Laurieton, New South Wales

Enlistment date
14 March 1916

Rank on enlistment
Private

Unit name
34th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement

AWM Embarkation Roll number
23/51/2

Embarkation details
Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916

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LAURIETON IN THE 1890s

Marshalls of Laurieton – A Family Who Gave More Than Most for King and Country http://www.alchin.info/volume5/volume5_007_sawyers_east_indoa_docks_descendants_william_alchin.html

 

On 5th November 1891, James STACE who was 67, died in the De Frains Timber Mill at Laurieton. Twelve (12) years later, Mary also passed away with the couple buried at Laurieton Cemetery.

http://www.whatismyname.zoomshare.com/2.html

 

Sussex to New South Wales:
– the Fairhall Family

http://www.fairhall.id.au/families/web/p391.htm

 

John Flynn http://www.midcoast.com.au/~rotohous/john.htm

 

WAUCHOPE PUBLIC SCHOOL http://www.bebo.com/Blog.jsp?MemberId=4044601510

COMMENTS AND AKISMET

IF YOU HAVE PLACED A COMMENT HERE AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN IGNORED – MY APOLOGIES – AKISMET SPAN SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN FAR MORE VIGILANT THAN I SUSPECTED AND HAS EATEN A LARGE NUMBER OF YOUR ENTRIES. NOW THAT I UNDERSTAND IT BETTER I WILL BE CHECKING IT MORE THOROUGHLY. PLEASE WRITE AGAIN AS LONG AS ITS LEGIT AND NON ABUSIVE IN WHICH CASE I SHALL SACRIFICE YOU TO AKISMET. YRS. NELLIBELL49.

000_1755

TWEED RIVER

THANKS TO THE TWEED RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY, I HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BELLS ON THE TWEED. AT CONDONG CREEK.

000_2900 TERRANORA 014 000_2899

TWEED RIVER AT TUMBULGUM NEAR THE BELL LAND.

MT WARNING FROM BILAMBIL.

TUMBULGUM STORE.

 

James Bell’s widow, Wilhelmina Bell (b 1820) did not remarry. She died in 1903 under the name Bell as a widow. She was 83. She was the daughter of William McLeod and Janey McKay. She died on the 2nd March 1903. She married James Bell at age 17 years at Maitland.

At the time of her death her children were:

Mary (Laurie) 57 Wilhelmina (Dinsey) 56
Norman 54 John 52
Margaret (McEachran) 50 Elizabeth (Walker) 48
Christina (Quirk) 47  

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Now John it was who was married to Granny Bell ( Mary Ann Mc Neill) . He had land on the Tweed from 1869 till app 1890 when they went South and Laurieton became the centre of our Bell universe. My own Grandfather Mick Bell ( William Allen) was one of their children. Mick ( Poppa Bell) and Jessie Sarah Ready ( Nana Bell) spent most of their married lives in Redfern and then in TWEEDMOUTH Avenue , ROSEBERY . Coincidence ?

Now in the 21st Century , Lynne Bell Sanders, lives in Bilambil on the Tweed and lived from 2002-2005 in TUMBULGUM which is within 5 kilometres of where the 3 BELLS had their land grants . That was Norman, John and Wilhelmina. Susan Sanders Pomroy lives in Port Macquarie within kilometres of LAURIETON. ( Note that Mary Bell married a LAURIE) . 

https://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/bells-and-dinseys-and-tweed-pt-2/

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THE TWEED FROM THE NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIA NEWSPAPERS DIGITISATION PROJECT.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2186819

SYDNEY GAZETTE 1826

It is thought by some, that the river lately discovered by Captain Logan, 50 miles to the South  of Moreton-bay, and immediately under Mount Warning, designated the DARLING RIVER, is the same of which the late Mr. Uniacke speaks, in Judge Field’s compiled work on this Colony

Mr.Uniacke accompanied Mr. Oxley in a tour to Moreton-bay, and it appears that they fell in with a bay, or river, to the south of Moreton-bay, to which the name of the Tweed was given, but we cannot bring ourselves to believe that the Tweed and the Darling are one and the same,

READ ON.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2188791

THE STORY OF CAPTAIN LOGAN’S EXPLORATION SOUTH OF MORETON BAY AND DOWN TO MT WARNING

The Sydney Gazette and… Friday 17 August 1827, page 2

June 13th. Continued my route eastward, over a very diflicult and mountainous country ; at length perceived Mount Warning, direct in my course   READ ON

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2193237

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 22 August 1829, page 2.

EXTRACT FROM THE DIARY OF CAPTAIN BARBUS HM COLONIAL SCHOONER “ALLIGATOR” : AS HE SEARCHES IN 1827 FOR THE WRECK OF THE “ELIZABETH”, POWDITCH. BETWEEN CAPE BYRON AND THE SOLITARY ISLES. COMING ACROSS  RIVER ENTRANCES AND BARS AND NOTING THE LATITUDES ETC. THE HEADLANDS OF CAPE BYRON AND POINT DANGER PROVIDE THE PRIMARY SIGNIFICANT LANDMARKS FOR THESE RIVER MOUTHS.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2193497

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 26 September 1829

THE CONCLUSION OF AN ARTICLE WRITTEN BY A MEMBER OF CAPTAIN LOGAN’S PARTY  EXPLORING THE NORTHERN RIVERS.
HE TELLS OF PIERCING COLD AND A PLAIN COVERED WITH EMU.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2201896

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 26 December 1835, page 2.

A PROSPECTUS IS ISSUED FOR A COMPANY WHICH ENCOMPASSES MUCH OF THE NORTH.

“……..the territory within the limits specified in the Prospectus, possesses no less than five large beautiful rivers; viz. the M’Leay, or the Trial of Cunningham, the Brimbo, or the Big River, the Brisbane, one unnamed as yet, which empties itself into the sea near Double Point, and the Boyne, besides the Tweed, and a multiplicity of minor ones; and that it possesses numerous harbours, bays, and roadsteads for the anchorage of shipping; some of them as yet but very imperfectly known ”

READ ON

This article has implications for many matters including immigration which is the method by which Wilhelmina Mcleod and her mother Janet Mackay later came from the SUTHERLAND SHIRE ( arriving in 1839 ) . THIS IS THE STORY OF A GRAND VISION.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article678614

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 28 January 1846, page 3.

The Barque, GOLDEN FLEECE, 120 tons , CAPTAIN JOHNSON,arrived in Sydney from the RIVER TWEED with 70,000 feet CEDAR.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article680149

The steamer, THISTLE, making its way between SYDNEY and MORETON BAY spotted a large boat on the beach. Unable to land a boat due to conditions the Thistle proceeded into Moreton Bay to discover that two of the crew had arrived there. The boat belonged to Mr Burgess and had been making its way from TWEED to MORETON BAY.

READ ON

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article682934

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 11 July 1846,

THE death of two sawyers is reported on THE TWEED RIVER. A murder it was.

READ ON

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article683611

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 8 August 1846, page 2

THE barque Golden Fleece and the cutter Catherine still remained bar-bound at the Tweed ; the crew of the latter had been overland to Brisbane to obtain supplies.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article684452

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 2 September 1846, page 2

Loss of the ” Coolangatta.”-The Tamar, steamer, which arrived on Sunday from Moreton Bay, brought intelligence of the loss of the schooner Coolangatta, which vessel was driven ashore from her anchors in a gale of wind a short distance to the northward of the River Tweed

                         1846

ARRIVAL IN SYDNEY

Golden Fleece, barque, 120 tons, Captain Collins, from the Tweed, with a cargo of cedar.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article696503

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 9 February 1850, page 4

A NUMBER OF NEW POLICE DISTRICTS ARE FORMED. ONE OF THESE IS :

47:  Tabulam-In the squatting district of Clarence, and embracing the county of Rous, and part of the county of Richmond, bounded on the north by the range dividing the waters of the Logan, and other rivers from those of the Clarence, Richmond, and Tweed Rivers, from Point Danger to the great dividing range , on the west by the great dividing range, and a Line bearing south crossing the Rocky River at a point where the banks close in abruptly, about miles east of “Frocester,” Mr Bloxsome”s station, to a line bearing east from the Bolivia Range , on the south by that line to the Clarence River, thence by a line bearing north-east to the range dividing the waters of the Clarence and Richmond Rivers, and by that range to the sea , and on the east by the sea to Point Danger aforesaid

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article680846

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 23 August 1851, page 3.

The Effort, from the Tweed River, reports the Ocean Queen, schooner, ashore on the North Head of the Tweed Bar, on the 12th instant, and not likely to be got off

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article679073

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 8 October 1851

ARRIVALS OF STEAMERS IN SYDNEY

Naughten, from the Tweed River, with
34,000 feet cedar

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article667445

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 28 May 1853,

ARRIVALS OF COASTERS.

Flirt, from the Tweed, with 30,000 feet cedar ;

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article682053

                       1853

EXPORTS TO LONDON FROM THE NORTHERN RIVERS
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2458489

The Courier (Hobart,… Saturday 21 March 1857, page 2.

LOSS OF ANOTHER SHIP ON THE TWEED BAR – THE “FAVOURITE ” .
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1279444

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 30 September 1865

A HARD CASE – A story  of mistaken identity as Mr William Smith of the TWEED RIVER assists a friend in tracking down a horse thief.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1302592

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 24 April 1869, page 4.

The ketch Maid of the Mill has arrived, with a small parcel from the Tweed River

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1297593

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 2 October 1869, page 4.

CLEARANCE.

October 1.-Sarah and Jane, cutter, 15 tons, Captain W. Griffin, for the Tweed River. Passengers : Mr. and Mrs. W. Jones and family (3), Mr. and Mrs. Hy. Carey and family (4).

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1297561

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 2 October 1869, page 4.

THE MAIZE TRADE BECOMES BIG ON TWEED
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1303128

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1300217

THE KETCH MAGGIE LOGAN 1869
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1302073

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 20 November 1869, page 4.

Maize maintains its price, but the supply seems to be small The shipment from the Tweed River by the Sarah and Jane realised 4s 3d per bushel

 

 

https://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/bells-and-dinseys-and-tweed-pt-2/

HAPPY VALLEY SYDNEY

HAPPY VALLEY was a SHANTYTOWN in SYDNEY during the depression years of the 20th Century. Peter has a heritage which involves SHANYTOWN and Lynne’s family has an history in ROSEBERY and MAROUBRA. Further information on SHANYTOWN – aka HAPPY VALLEY – seems hard to come by. The NLAs provide some glimpses as does WAVERLEY COUNCIL SITE.

hv 1932 article2297439-3-001

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2256813

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2250276

The Canberra Times Tuesday 7 July 1931, page 1.

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2250349

CYCLONIC STORMS HIT THE UNEMPLOYED CAMP AT LA PEROUSE.

We are told it was the camp at Malab

HVThe Canberra Times, Tuesday 22 March 1932, page 1article2270927-3-001  
hv The Canberra Times, Friday 9 October 1931, page 1article22568 13-3-001  

LYNNE BELL SANDERS

BRAITHWAITE CONNECTIONS

Now my children are BRAITHWAITES.

Thanks to their Father ROBERT LESLIE BRAITHWAITE I have the following links :

 

THESE LINKS CONNECT TO THE BRABYNS, MILLS, MADDALENAS, KNIGHTS, VIDLERS, BRAITHWAITES, SULLIVANS.

 

    • ONE OF THE BRAITHWAITE ANCCESTORS WAS JOHN BRABYN AND “John and his daughter Jennifer Ann returned to  Sydney with the family silver which was John’s heritage, sailing on the ship “Hercules“. ” THIS WAS THE SAME VOYAGE AS THE ONE ON WHICH ANN MORAN SAILED AS CONVICT IN 1801.

SOME MORE SANDERS STORY FROM JAN AND BARRY MAURICE

1. WILLIAM SANDERS m SARAH STARK c 1768 probably at Tifford outside KENTON near EXETER DEVON.

2. Their son  WILLIAM was baptised on 11/11/1792 at Tifford and was probably born the same day or the day before according to the custom of the time. He later married ELIZABETH GREEN. Their son :

3. WILLIAM was born at KENTON on 15/4/1823. He married MARY ANN SKIVINGS who was born in 1830. Mary’s parents were both born at KILLERTON ( also known as Broad Clyst) near EXETER, Devon.  Her mother, GRACE, was born in 1804. William and Mary  arrived in Sydney on board the VICTORIA on 2/9/1849, Mary possibly pregnant with their first ( surviving ) child.

They settled in the MACLEAY DISTRICT. Oral history has it that William was invited to come to Australia by a retired British Army Colonel to be employed as an expert ploughman having become known as such back in Devon. William is also reputed to have introduced blackberries to the North Coast. This act of folly earned him the nickname ” BLACKBERRY BILL”. William was also a champion rower and rowed in the Kempsey Regatta of 1856. William died on 19/12/1910 aged 87. Mary died on 13/11/1882 aged 52, the mother of 13 children.

Husband    WILLIAM SANDERS   

Birth    Apr. 15, 1823    KENTON DEVON ENGLAND   
Marriage    Aug. 28, 1848    EXETER ENGLAND   
Death    Dec. 19, 1910    FREDERICKTON KEMPSEY   
Burial        FREDERICKTON   
Other Wives       
Parents    WILLIAM SANDERS and ELIZABETH GREEN

Wife    MARY ANN SKIVINGS   

Birth    About 1830    SILVERTON DEVON ENGLAND   
Death    Nov. 13, 1882    FREDRICKTON KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA   
Burial        FREDERICKTON CEMETERY   
Other Husbands       
Parents    GEORGE S SKIVINGS and GRACE 

Children  

1    ELIZABETH GRACE SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Oct. 28, 1850    HORSLEY NSW   
Husband    EDRED EVERSON   
Marriage    Aug. 3, 1868    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Jan. 30, 1904    KINCHELA NSW   
Burial    

2    HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jun. 4, 1852    YARRABANDINI NSW   
Husband    THOMAS ROWE   
Marriage    Dec. 6, 1869    KINCHELA NSW   
Death    Oct. 13, 1942    DUNGOG   
Burial        

3    WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Feb. 11, 1854    YARRABANDINI NSW   
Wife    ELIZABETH HURELL   
Marriage    Jul. 30, 1879    KINCHELA NSW   
Death    Aug. 10, 1923    SOUTH WEST ROCKS NSW AUSTRALIA   
Burial    

4    FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Oct. 18, 1855    MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Wife    LUCY JANE HURRELL   
Marriage    Apr. 11, 1878    KINCHELA   
Death    Jan. 23, 1921    MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA   
Burial   

5    CHARLES HENRY SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jan. 1, 1860    AUSTRAL EDEN   
Wife    MARY ANN PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Aug. 17, 1881    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Jul. 16, 1926    MACKSVILLE   
Burial    

6    ALFRED SIVERT SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jan. 4, 1861    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Wife    EMILY JANE MINCHEN   
Marriage    Apr. 29, 1886    SMITHTOWN   
Death    1933    KEMPSEY   
Burial  

7    ERNEST ALBERT SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Dec. 21, 1862    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Wife    ANNIE JANE PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Jun. 9, 1886    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Nov. 20, 1911    UPPER UNKYA   
Burial    

8   MARY ANN SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Nov. 17, 1864    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Husband    JOSEPH ISAAC HARRIS   
Marriage    Jun. 7, 1885    AUSTRAL EDEN   
Death    Dec. 4, 1941    BRISBANE   
Burial  

9    WALTER THOMAS SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Mar. 18, 1867    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife    ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Jul. 10, 1895    KEMPSEY   
Death    Jan. 24, 1922    KEMPSEY   
Burial    

10    AGNES JANE SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jul. 9, 1869    KINCHELA CREEK MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Husband    CHARLES HENRY WILLIAM  TAYLOR   
Marriage    Nov. 25, 1891    ST LEONARDS   
Death    Aug. 6, 1951    QUEENSLAND   
Burial        LUTWYCHE CEMETERY BRISBANE  

11    EDRED JAMES SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Oct. 2, 1870    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife    ANNIE EDITH NELSON   
Marriage    Dec. 25, 1912    WEST KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA   
Death    Mar. 26, 1938    KEMPSEY   
Burial    

12   SARAH ELLEN SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jan. 27, 1872    KINCHELA CREEK   
Husband    ROBERT EVAN KITCHING   
Marriage    Oct. 26, 1895    SYDNEY AUSTRALIA   
Death    Feb. 9, 1946    CAMPBELLTOWN   
Burial 

13    CHRISTOPHER GEORGE SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jul. 3, 1873    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife       
Marriage           
Death    Jan. 3, 1882    KINCHELA CREEK   
Burial       

 

   

 

      

 

      

         

   

 

OBITUARY : SARAH ELLEN KITCHING

FROM JAN AND BARRY MAURICE

SARAH ELLEN KITCHING.

 

SHORTLY after noon last Saturday Mrs Sarah Ellen Kitching wife of Robert Kitching,collapsed at her home 13 ? Street, Campbelltown and passed away  shortly afterwards.  The late Mrs Kitching who was 74 years of age although only recently having medical treatment was apparently quite well and in good health when her husband left home to do their ordinary Saturday morning shopping and it was while he was away  that the collapse of his wife took place. Before he could get home after receiving word of his wife’s illness she has passed peacefully away.

To those of us who knew the late Mrs Kitching, knew only a woman of very stirling quality one who ever expressed a sweet and charming personality with tender motherly love. We join our readers in expressing to Mr Robert Kitching and his family our deep and sincere sympathy.  The loss to the Kitching family  is a broken link of a glorious chain which can never be rejoined.

The deceased lady was Miss SARAH ELLEN SANDERS before her marriage to her bereaved husband  which took place in Sydney just fifty years ago , the wedding ceremony being performed by the late Rev Bolger who at that time in 1896 was the first Congregational Minister in Campbelltown. In the same year of their union Mr and Mrs Robert Kitching took up residence in N ? where they resided until thirteen years ago when the old couple came to live in Campbelltown.  Of the issue there were ? son and two daughters , (1) Mr Kitching of Auburn, Effie Hunt ( also of Auburn) and ? ? of Campbelltown. As a grandmother Mrs Kitching leaves 13 grandchildren. Mrs Taylor late of Appin and now of Campbelltown is her sister and THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE SANDERS FAMILY.

The internment of the mortal remains were placed to rest in God’s Sacr ?????? adjoining St Peters Church of England  last Monday morning following a short service in the church

 

(DETAILS TO BE CORRECTED. COPY INCOMPLETE)

(1) – LISTED IN NSW BDMS AS CHILDREN OF SARAH E AND ROBERT KITCHINGS are:

2056/1904
KITCHING
STANLEY M
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  
22714/1907
KITCHING
WILLIAM R
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  
2127/1898
KITCHING
DOROTHY M
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN
2208/1900
KITCHING
REGINALD D
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  

 

CAMPBELLTOWN NEWS FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY 1946

the SANDERS COME TO KEMPSEY

Jan Maurice descends from AGNES JANE TAYLOR. The parents of Agnes were WILLIAM SANDERS and MARY JANE SKIMMINGS ( Elsewhere recorded as MARY ANN SKIVINGS Name on birth certificate ). Agnes was born the 10th child on 9th July 1869 in Kinchela NSW.

From papers received from JAN and BARRY.

AGNES JANE TAYLOR

AGNES JANE SANDERS

WILLIAM, her father, was an expert ploughman and was brought out to the Colony from DEVON UK for his skills. While in Kinchela he had a keen interest  in rowing and was a champion oarsman who rowed in the Kempsey Regatta 1856 and entered many races. He was also known as Blackberry Bill as he spread the seeds around the Kempsey District.

The youngest brother of Agnes, CHRISTOPHER, was accidentally shot by his brother’s rifle  on 3 January, 1882, when he was 9 years old. Mary  Jane was a midwife in the district.

William died 19 December 1910 age 87 years and Mary died 13 November 1882 aged 52 years.

When Agnes was 22 she was living in “BROMPTON” Anson St Surry Hills. She was a domestic servant married in St Thomas Church of England Willoughby NSW , November 25th 1891 to Charles William Henry ( Bill) Taylor whose address was Appin , the Minister Stephen H Childe.

After the wedding they went to live in Appin on Elladale farm. Brooks Point Road, Appin. Every Saturday, she would drive the horse and sulky to Campbelltown so that their youngest son Barrington Walter could have piano lessons by Miss Vernon, then on Saturday nights he’d play for the local dance when still a teenager taking over from Bessie Dwyer. Their eldest son, William Harold joined the Army in 1916 as a 17 year old and served overseas, marrying Margaret ( Maggie) Yates when he was 21 years in Lancashire England.

Lionel ( Jack) stayed on the farm. Two girls married and moved to Queensland to live another daughter, Ellen, Mrs Gridley.

On the 9th April at 64 years Bill died and was buried in St Marks Cemetery, Appin. No headstone.

When Barrington married Phyllis Abbott in 23 December 1935, Agnes went to the wedding at St John’s Parramatta and the reception at the CAROLLIAN. Her address was Appin.

In her later years, Agnes came to live in Campbelltown with Lionel and his wife in 28 Chamberlain St Campbelltown. her younger sister Sarah with husband Robert Kitchings also lived in Campbelltown and when sarah died 15 February 1946, Agnes Jane was the last of William and Mary’s family alive. She was in her 80s but still did beautiful  crocheting and knitting. Agnes died in Queensland  8th August 1951. Buried in Lutwyche Cemetery.

 

 

http://www.myheritage.com/site-29656891/lynne%27s-heritage-web-site

 

MELINDA KENDALL : HER LIFE AND WRITINGS

SANDERS MISCELLANEOUSLY IN THE 1850s IN THE NLA NEWS

SANDERS ARE HERE.

1850 – THE SHIP, THE ROMAN EMPEROR , ARRIVES FROM THE DOWNS AND PLYMOUTH AND ON BOARD IS MR GEORGE SANDERS AS A PASSENGER. MOST LIKELY NOT ONE OF OURS. WE TEND TO ARRIVE ASSISTED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER AND NOT LISTED AS MR OR MRS.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article697056

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 16 January 1850, page 2.

1850  – A MR SANDERS SAILS INTO SYDNEY  AS PASSENGER FROM PORT PHILLIP ON THE FRANCIS RIDLEY.
THERE IS ALSO A CAPTAIN SAUNDERS IN THIS ARTICLE – MASTER OF A BARGQUE CALLED THE CAPE HORN – BUT I AM NOT EVEN GOING NEAR THE SANERS/SAUNDERS DEBATE AT THE MOMENT.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article690078

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 14 September 1850,

1854 –  A VERY ANGRY J SANDERS, PUBLICAN IN ARMIDALE,  PROTESTS THE ACCUSATION BROUGHT AGAINST HIM RE THE SERVING OF ALCOHOL TO AN INTOXICATED MAN . IN TYPICAL SANDERS MAN HE DECLARES

IF THIS BE JUSTICE – FAREWELL LIBERTY.

AND REFUSES TO RENEW HIS LICENCE. 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article688195

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 15 April 1854, page 3.