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THE BELLS 1995 AND 2015

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ALAN SCOBIE. COMMENT FROM A BELL.

Hi Lynne, My name is Alan Scobie, I am the grandson of James Alexander Bell and Hannah Alberta Bell, of Wingham, James Bell was the son of John William Bell, and Mary Ann Bell ( McNeil ) of Laurieton, my family ancestry
goes all the way from Condong, Kempsey, Comboyne, Killabakh. I would love to have a talk to you some time.

Granny Bell was my great grandmother, my mother was Rosa Jean Bell ( maiden name ) who was the Daughter of James Bell, the son of Mary Ann Bell ( Granny ), His Father, my great grandfather, was John William Bell, Grannies maiden name was McNeil, I was present at the dedication to her, at the Laurieton Cemetery some years back now. Granny was a legend in her Lifetime, and still is, long after her death, I only wish I had known her, but I wasn’t born until 1942

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ANCESTRY OF LYNNE SANDERS

ANCESTRY OF LYNNE SANDERS

1.    LYNNE SANDERS was born on Oct. 19, 1949 in SUMMER HILL, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

Father:    2.    BRUCE SANDERS .

Mother:    3.    JOYCE BELL

2.    BRUCE SANDERS was born on Jun. 19, 1920 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

and died on Jun. 8, 2005  in BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA.

He married JOYCE BELL on Oct. 23, 1948 in ROSEBERY SYDNEYAUSTRALIA.

Father:    4.    JOHN GEORGE SANDERS

Mother:    5.    ELIZABETH CRAIG

3.    JOYCE BELL was born on Nov. 28, 1926 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

and died on Aug. 28, 2001 in COFFS HARBOUR NSW AUSTRALIA.

Father:    6.    WILLIAM ALLEN BELL .

Mother:    7.    JESSIE SARAH READY .

3rd Generation (Grandparents)

4.    JOHN GEORGE SANDERS was born on Apr. 10, 1881 in MACLEAY RIVER

NSW and died on Nov. 10, 1950 in BURWOOD.

He married ELIZABETH CRAIG on Aug. 29, 1905 in KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA.

Father:    8.    FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS

Mother:    9.    LUCY JANE HURRELL

5.    ELIZABETH CRAIG was born on Apr. 8, 1883 in WEST KEMPSEY NSW

AUSTRALIA and died on Dec. 28, 1943 in CANTERBURY SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Father:    10.    THOMAS CRAIG

Mother:    11.    MARTHA JULIAN

6.    WILLIAM ALLEN BELL was born on Apr. 12, 1898 in LAURIETON NSW and died on Jul. 22, 1959 in ROSEBERY SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.He married JESSIE SARAH READY on Feb. 15, 1923 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Other events in the life of WILLIAM ALLEN BELL
Burial        BOTANY SYDNEY

Father:    12.    JOHN BELL was born in 1850 in WILLIAMS RIVER NSW AUSTRALIA and died in 1919 in TAREE NSW AUSTRALIA.

Mother:    13.    MARY ANN MCNEIL was born on Jun. 27, 1859 in TAREE NSW AUSTRALIA and died on Nov. 5, 1935 in LAURIETON NSW.

7.    JESSIE SARAH READY was born on May 30, 1892 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Dec. 18, 1971 in LAKEMBA SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Other events in the life of JESSIE SARAH READY
Burial        BOTANY SYDNEY NSW

Father:    14.    PETER ( GEORGE) READY was born on Jun. 12, 1857 in WHITE HILLS VICTORIA AUSTRALIA and died on Apr. 24, 1936 in WATERLOO / REDFERN.

Mother:    15.    JULIA JACKSON was born on Jun. 5, 1860 in GLEBE/ CAMPERDOWN SYDNEY NSW and died on Aug. 24, 1929 in WATERLOO / REDFERN.

4th Generation (Great-grandparents)

8.    FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS was born on Oct. 18, 1855 in MACLEAY RIVER NSW and died on Jan. 23, 1921 in MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.He married LUCY JANE HURRELL on Apr. 11, 1878 in KINCHELA.

Father:    16.    WILLIAM SANDERS was born on Apr. 15, 1823 in KENTON DEVON ENGLAND and died on Dec. 19, 1910 in FREDERICKTON KEMPSEY.

Mother:    17.    MARY ANN SKIVINGS was born About 1830 in SILVERTON DEVON ENGLAND and died on Nov. 13, 1882 in FREDRICKTON KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA.

9.    LUCY JANE HURRELL was born on Jun. 3, 1860 in SEVEN OAKS NSW and died on Jan. 25, 1948 in MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Father:    18.    JOHN HURRELL was born in 1828 in CAWSTON NORFOLK and died on Jan. 14, 1908 in MCLEAY RIVER NSW.

Mother:    19.    ELLEN CROWE died in 1899 in MACLEAY RIVER NSW.

10.    THOMAS CRAIG was born in 1845 and died in 1916 in KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA.He married MARTHA JULIAN in 1877 in MACLEAY RIVER NSW.

Father:    20.    WILLIAM CRAIG was born in 1820 and died on an unknown date.

Mother:    21.    MARGARET was born in 1819 and died on an unknown date.

11.    MARTHA JULIAN was born in 1856 and died in 1932 in KINCHELA CREEK MACLEAY RIVER NSW.

Father:    22.    JOHN JULIAN/JULIEN died on an unknown date.

Mother:    23.    ELIZABETH.

12.    JOHN BELL was born in 1850 in WILLIAMS RIVER NSW AUSTRALIA and died in 1919 in TAREE NSW AUSTRALIA.He married MARY ANN MCNEIL on Jun. 27, 1878 in TAREE NSW.

Father:    24.    JAMES BELL was born in 1803 in GALLOWSGATE GLASGOW SCOTLAND and died on an unknown date.

Mother:    25.    WILHELMINA MCLEOD was born in 1820 in SUTHERLAND SHIRE SCOTLAND and died on Mar. 2, 1903 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ?.

13.    MARY ANN MCNEIL was born on Jun. 27, 1859 in TAREE NSW AUSTRALIA and died on Nov. 5, 1935 in LAURIETON NSW.

14.    PETER ( GEORGE) READY was born on Jun. 12, 1857 in WHITE HILLS VICTORIA AUSTRALIA and died on Apr. 24, 1936 in WATERLOO / REDFERN.He married JULIA JACKSON on Nov. 15, 1882 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Father:    26.    PETER MARK READY was born on Oct. 19, 1829 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Jun. 2, 1862 in BACK CREEK VICTORIA.

Mother:    27.    SARAH ANN BENSON was born on Jul. 3, 1831 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Oct. 17, 1910 in GLEBE SYDNEY NSW.

15.    JULIA JACKSON was born on Jun. 5, 1860 in GLEBE/ CAMPERDOWN SYDNEY NSW and died on Aug. 24, 1929 in WATERLOO / REDFERN.

Father:    28.    WILLIAM BELU JACKSON was born in NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ENGLAND and died Calculated: 1883.

Mother:    29.    ELIZABETH JOHNSON was born in NORFOLK ENGLAND and died Calculated: 1876 in GLEBE SYDNEY NSW ?.

5th Generation (Great(2)-grandparents)

16.    WILLIAM SANDERS was born on Apr. 15, 1823 in KENTON DEVON ENGLAND and died on Dec. 19, 1910 in FREDERICKTON KEMPSEY.He married MARY ANN SKIVINGS on Aug. 28, 1848 in EXETER ENGLAND.

Other events in the life of WILLIAM SANDERS
Education        READS AND WRITES
Nationality        ENGLISH
Arrival in Colony    Sep 4 1849    CAME FREE PER VICTORIA
Burial        FREDERICKTON

17.    MARY ANN SKIVINGS was born About 1830 in SILVERTON DEVON ENGLAND and died on Nov. 13, 1882 in FREDRICKTON KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA.

Other events in the life of MARY ANN SKIVINGS
Education        READS AND WRITES
Nationality        ENGLISH
ARRIVAL IN COLONY    Sep 4 1849    ENGLAND – SYDNEY NSW
CAME FREE PER VICTORIA
Burial        FREDERICKTON CEMETERY

18.    JOHN HURRELL was born in 1828 in CAWSTON NORFOLK and died on Jan. 14, 1908 in MCLEAY RIVER NSW.He married 1st ELLEN CROWE on Nov. 26, 1854 in PARISH ST LAWRENCE SYDNEY COUNTY CUMBERLAND.

Other events in the life of JOHN HURRELL
Occupation        FAMR LABOURER

19.    ELLEN CROWE died in 1899 in MACLEAY RIVER NSW.

20.    WILLIAM CRAIG was born in 1820 and died on an unknown date.He married MARGARET.

21.    MARGARET was born in 1819 and died on an unknown date.

22.    JOHN JULIAN/JULIEN died on an unknown date.He married ELIZABETH.

23.    ELIZABETH.

24.    JAMES BELL was born in 1803 in GALLOWSGATE GLASGOW SCOTLAND and died on an unknown date.He married WILHELMINA MCLEOD on Sep. 29, 1840 in SCOTS CHURCH PATERSON.

25.    WILHELMINA MCLEOD was born in 1820 in SUTHERLAND SHIRE SCOTLAND and died on Mar. 2, 1903 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ?.

26.    PETER MARK READY was born on Oct. 19, 1829 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Jun. 2, 1862 in BACK CREEK VICTORIA.He married SARAH ANN BENSON on Apr. 21, 1851 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

27.    SARAH ANN BENSON was born on Jul. 3, 1831 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Oct. 17, 1910 in GLEBE SYDNEY NSW.

28.    WILLIAM BELU JACKSON was born in NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ENGLAND and died Calculated: 1883.He married ELIZABETH JOHNSON on Nov. 26, 1849 in LONDON ENGLAND.

29.    ELIZABETH JOHNSON was born in NORFOLK ENGLAND and died Calculated: 1876 in GLEBE SYDNEY NSW ?.

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WIKI TREE FROM MARK ROGERS.

Hi Lynne – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Just a short note to let you know I’ve decided to commit my family history info to http://www.wikitree.com/
I’d previously considered using the likes of Ancestry etc, but the idea of my info being locked away behind a paywall irritated me. Similarly, paying to host a site for myself seemed unsustainable. So the Wikitree seems like a better option – someone else maintains & manages the site & the info is freely available to all.
I’ve put some of the Bryce info up there – and was quickly contacted by a Pentland researcher from UK who I gather has already been in touch with you.
Have a look. If you are interested in adding to or building on to what I’ve put up so far, send me a request & I’ll add you to the trust group to manage pages.
(I’ve only put up basic info & narrative & a few photos – still to learn stuff like footnotes & citations.)
Cheers!
Mark Rogers

BELL, QUIRK, COCHRANE, TWEED.

What a marvellous website! Thanks to you and your researchers for all the information.
I have been researching my husband’s family (descended from Christina Bell and John Quirk) and can add a couple of marriages.
Elizabeth Bell married firstly William Butler Cochrane (no date but died in 1885 Tweed River Dist. age 34). She then married Joseph Walker in 1888 NSW 7237/1888 Tweed River Dist.
Christina married John Quirk 24 Aug 1878 at the home of Thomas Cochrane, Cairns Terrace North Brisbane. The witnesses were William Butler Cochrane and Elizabeth Bell.
Hope this is of use if you haven’t found them already.
Carol

BELLS OF BARRINGTON

Hi Mark,

Hopefully this will reach you..I think perhaps you are the person that Joan Carter (my aunt) from Woondooma told me about some years ago.. I am one of convict James Bell’s descendants also…my mother was a Bell from Barrington. I would love any information that you have collected or are prepared to share with me..perhaps i may have some little bits of information also that may interest you also…i have been interested in family research since i was a little girl ..so if this reaches you i shall be extremely happy..

Regards Colleen

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF MARK ROGERS.

East Indiaman York  other vessels -Thomas LuneyTHE EAST INDIAMAN ‘YORK’ ON WHICH JAMES BELL WAS TRANSPORTED.
James Bell Ticket of Leave 1834JAMES BELL’s TICKET OF LEAVE.
norman bell son of james & wilhelminaNORMAN BELL SON OF JAMES BELL AND WILHELLMINA MCLEOD.
christina bell & elizabeth bellCHRISTINA AND ELIZABETH BELL ON THE TWEED RIVER.
christina bell & john quirkCHRISTINA AND HER HUSBAND JOHN QUIRK.
Granny Bell 2GRANNY BELL – MARY ANN MCNEILL.
Norman Bell - CopyNORMAN BELL, BROTHER OF JOHN AND BROTHER-IN-LAW TO MARY ANN (GRANNY).
Wilhelmina Bell Letters of Administration 1903WILHELLMINA BELL LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION.

MY THANKS ALSO TO THOSE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTORS WHO PREFER NOT TO BE NAMED ONLINE.

TRAVELLING THE MID NORTH COAST

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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

BELLINGER BITS AND PIECES

http://electronicquill.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/odds-and-ends-on-a-sunday/

48 10 honeymoon urunga 48 13 honeymoon

Joyce and Bruce Sanders honeymooned in Urunga at the mouth of the Bellinger River in 1948. In the 1970s Lynne,Susan and Jon as well as Joyce and Bruce and Susan’s daughter Josefine relocated from Belmore in Sydney to Urunga. The Bellinger then became home to children, grandchildren and husbands. Susan married into the POMROY family of URUNGA and Lynne married into the BRAITHWAITE family of Bellingen.

For today – odds and ends of BELLINGEN in the NLA.

http://electronicquill.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/odds-and-ends-on-a-sunday/

THE TWEED BETWEEN 1869 AND 1892

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SOMEWHERE IN THIS PERIOD JOHN BELL SUSTAINED THE INJURIES THAT TOOK THEM SOUTH TO LAURIETON. WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM ? “THEY” SAY IT WAS AN ACCIDENT IN THE CANE.

1872 http://www.family.joint.net.au/indexnew.php?mid=1&cid=43

DISTANCE 566 MILES NORTH OF SYDNEY 

MAIL CLOSES AT GENERAL POST BY CLARENCE RIVER STEAMERS, AND BY SAILING VESSELS
AS OPPORTUNITY OFFERS
MAIL ARRIVES AT POST TOWN SUNDAY 4 P.M. AND BY SAILING VESSELS AS OPPORTUNITY
OFFERS
MAIL LEAVES FOR SYDNEY TUESDAY 8 A.M. AND BY SAILING VESSELS AS OPPORTUNITY
OFFERS
MAIL ARRIVES AT SYDNEY BY CLARENCE AND RICHMOND RIVER STEAMERS, AND BY SAILING
VESSELS

ROUTE BY CLARENCE AND RICHMOND RIVER STEAMERS, KYNNUMBOON.
 
INCLUDES NORMAN AND JOHN BELL AT KYNNUMBOON.

from the BRISBANE COURIER TUESDAY 25 DECEMBER 1877 page 6

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

The heat had been intense but was now intermittent with a sky ominously overcast. They had had showers and a thunderstorm had passed over.

The sugar mill mentioned in this article is called the ABBOTSFORD SUGAR MILL but I haven’t so far found another reference to it. Certainly the only Mill on the Tweed now is the CONDONG mill. Down at the TWEED HISTORICAL SOCIETY, there is an image of BELL’s Wharf which I shall purchase next time I am there. When I first looked, I didn’t realise the presence of the Bells in this area. The article in the BRISBANE COURIER of 1877, speaks of field operations and crushing going on ‘ merrily’. They have a complement of 20-25 men and in the field they are supervised by Mr Byrne and in the crushing by MR BELL. I shall approach the Murwillumbah Hospital one day and see whether they have any records that might explain the ‘accident’ which invalided John Bell. This Mr Bell at the mill might or might not be John. It is a year before his marriage to Mary Ann McNeil. There may well have been other Bells here  but Norman is not likely to be one of them because his children are being born down south by then. 

There was also an ascent being made to the top of MT WARNING to have a display of fireworks on the summit for CHRISTMAS. We seem to be somewhat lacking in vision in 2008. They were making a picnic party of the excursion with several gentlemen from Brisbane expected to attend.

The COLONIAL SUGAR REFINING COMPANY was acquiring land for extensions.

Two public schools are noted; MURWILLUMBAH and JUNCTION.

 

In 1879 and 1881, Tenders were taken for the conveyance of the MAILS

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article899633

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 16 August 1879, page 3.

Nerang Creek and Murwillumbah, to Mudgeraba and Tallebudgera, by horse, twice a week, for one or two years.

 

and http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article819901

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 17 September 1881, page 3

Lismore and Kynnumboon or Murwillumbah,

once a week.

3. Lismore and Tirrania, once a week.

84. Lismore, Wollongbar, Alstonville, and BallinB,

once a week.

85. Kynnumboon or Murwillumbah, and Tumbulgum

three times a week.

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In 1882 JOHN WAUGH was manager of the COMMERCIAL BANK in MURWILLUMBAH.  

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3453268

The Brisbane Courier Wednesday 25 November 1885, page 3

Constable Biffin, of the New South Wales police, deposed to the arrest and search of prisoner at Murwillumbah, on the 22nd Sep-tember. He deposed to the jewellery produced being that found by him in prisoner’s boxes.

READ ON FOR A FELONY IN INSOLVENCY AND YOUNG ADOLPH GROSSMAN

 

 

IN 1887 A ROYAL MAIL COACH ran from TALLEDBUDGERA TO MURWILLUMBAH daily except for MONDAYS at 7 am. and one from MURWILLUMBAH TO TALLEBUDGERA daily except for MONDAYS at 12.30pm.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3461689

TWEED ROADS, &c http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1332348

IN 1889, MRS BLEKINSOP’s EMPLOYMENT AGENCY in BRISBANE was seeking a cook and a laundress for an hotel in MURWILLUMBAH

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3492278

The Brisbane Courier Monday 11 February 1889, page 2.

1889 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3494704
The Brisbane Courier Wednesday 10 April 1889, page 4

Customs officer R. B. Downie, stationed at
Tallebudgera, reports to the Collector of
Customs, under date 4th April, that during
last month he patrolled the border from the
Murwillumbah Crossing to the Tweed River
Heads. The roads, especially between Talle-
budgera and the border, are in a very bad

state from the recent heavy rains. During the
month there arrived by coaoh from New South
Wales five passengers, while seven passengers
left for New South Wales during the same
period. A good number of swagmen have
been going over to the Tweed in search of
work. The country in the neighbourhood of
Tallebudgera is looking exceedingly well, and
there is plenty of grass and water.

 

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1891 JANE HARRISON v JOHN HARRISON
he Brisbane Courier Thursday 19 March 1891, page 3
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3523756
 

 

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GoldCoastHistory 1851 – 1900  http://www.goldcoast.com.au/about-gold-coast/gold-coast-history-2.html

Joshua Bray – (1838-1918) http://www.tweedhistory.org.au/murwillumbah/bray.shtml

ABSTRACT In March 1864 Samuel returned with his wife and child, shortly after them Joshua Bray joined them and they became partners. In 1865 Joshua returned to Tumut and became engaged to Rosalie (called Gertrude). He returned to the Tweed with a carpenter who built him a house of pit saw timber, Joshua named the house, ‘Kynnumboon’, an Aboriginal name for the land on which it was built. Joshua and Gertrude were married in Armidale NSW, they then went by gig to Singleton, train to Newcastle and boat to Sydney for a short honeymoon. They returned to the Tweed going by boat to Brisbane, Qld. and then rode down to the Tweed on horseback.

NEW SOUTH WALES SHIPWRECKS http://oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au/nsw-wrecks.html

Byron. Wooden screw steamship, 145/99 tons. #101024. Built at Terrigal, NSW, 1891, as a schooner; reg. Sydney, 75/1891. Lbd 96.2 x 20.4 x 8.1 ft. Sprang a leak in a gale and abandoned off Lake Macquarie, off Nine Mile Beach, Red Head, NSW, 24 May 1896. The Newcastle lifeboat rescued the crew. See also topsail schooner Condong and barquentine Karoola lost in the same gale.  [LN – 99 tons],[ASR],[MR],[SAN],[BNN]
@ Wrecksite known, south-east of Redhead Point.

NEW SOUTH WALES SHIPWRECKS http://oceans1.customer.customer.netspace.net.au/nsw-main.html

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Murwillumbah http://www.smh.com.au/news/New-South-Wales/Murwillumbah/2005/02/17/1108500197934.html

ABSTRACT

Sugarcane was first grown in the valley in 1869 as free selectors began to take up land. However, two years later, a visitor noted that the river was covered on both sides by dense scrub with but a few dispersed dwellings. One of the selectors – Joshua Bray (the future police magistrate) – is said to have adopted the name ‘Murwillumbah’ from the local Aborigines. It is thought to describe either a good place for camping beside the river or a good place to catch possums.

The townsite was surveyed in 1872. The post office was transferred from Kynnumboon (just to the north) in 1877, the school was transferred from Tumbulgum in 1878, a courthouse was built and the first bank was established in 1880. The first sugar mill in the area also opened in 1880. A ferry service replaced the punt in 1888. However, settlement remained limited until the railway arrived in 1894 from Lismore via Mullumbimby

Cane Farming – Getting Established http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Museum/History/Content/sugar1.aspx

 

Sunshine Sugar http://www.sunshinesugar.com.au/sust_energy.htm

 

Cane cutter knife c.1950s http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibition/objectsthroughtime/caneknife/

 

TWEED RIVER MANAGEMENT PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

November 1998 http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Waterways/pdfs/rm_bankmanagementplan.htm

 

Kynnumboon Bridge, Queensland Rd,Murwillumbahhttp://www.aussieheritage.com.au/listings/nsw/Murwillumbah/KynnumboonBridge/5422

 

THE NORTH COAST TRAIN LINE AS IT ONCE WAS 

Casino – Old Casino 6/11/1905
Old Casino – Lismore 19/10/1903
Lismore – Mullumbimby 15/5/1894
Mullumbimby – Murwillumbah 24/12/1894
Murwillumbah – Condong 24/12/1894

http://fang.omni.com.au/trains/Murbah.html 

 

Australia’s sugar industry

By Robert F. McKillop

http://www.lrrsa.org.au/LRR_SGRa.htm

 

 

 

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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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

AHA ! MCLEODS AND MACKAYS ON THE JAMES MORAN

JAMES BELL ,28, from Gallowsgate , Glasgow , Scotland transported for housebreaking. Tried in Glasgow. 7 years. Arrived on the YORK on 7-2-1831. Assigned to Paterson River. Certificate of freedom – 9.8.1838

WILHELMINA MCLEOD emigrated from Sutherland Shire Scotland, with her mother JANET MACKAY , two sisters and a brother on the JAMES MORAN arriving Sydney 11-2-1839. The family moved to the Hunter.

James and  Wilhelmina married on 29-9-1840  at the Scots Church Paterson.

THERE WE ARE ! What a difference one letter makes. Forget the WAVERLEY except for general interest. The ship we are looking for is the JAMES MORAN which arrived in SYDNEY in FEBRUARY 1839.

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THE MACKAY FAMILY STORY

 

The James Moran, a ship of 600 tons, sailed under Captain Ferguson and Dr McNee. It left Loch Inver and Loch Broom, on 21st October, 1838, and arrived at Port Jackson on the 11th February 1839. When it arrived, 210 passengers disembarked, including infants born on the voyage
Most of the 229 passengers on board were clearance victims. They came to Australia under Rev John Dunmore Lang’s Bounty Scheme. 2 people died on the voyage to Australia. The voyage took 113 days, sailing directly to Cape Town, where it arrived 26th December, 1838. 20 passengers left the ship there on New Year’s Day. The Jamnes Moran was apparently lost in the ice of the North Atlantice ca. 1857.
NOTE: “clearance victims”. For those interested – there is an excellent book called “The Highland Clearances” By John Prebbles.  One should be able to get it via a library.

     James Moran Passengers 

Most of the 229 passengers on board were clearance victims. They came to Australia under Rev John Dunmore Lang’s Bounty Scheme. 2 people died on the voyage to Australia. The voyage took 113 days, sailing directly to Cape Town, where it arrived 26th December, 1838. 20 passengers left the ship there on New Year’s Day.

      2 of the 18 single female passengers on the “James Moran”

Surname
Christian Name
Native Place
Calling
Age
Religion
By whom engaged
Wages
Per day, week or year
Whether with or without rations

Name
Address
Pounds
Shillings
Pence

McLeod
Whilimima
Sutherlandshire
Servant
16
Presbyterian
Mr David McKenzie
15


Year
With

McKay
Janet
Sutherlandshire
Servant
41?
Presbyterian
Not stated

 

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2548299

The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 12 February 1839, page 3. News

By the James Moran we receive the
following information. The British
King, with emigrants for this Port, was

to leave Lochenvar on the 1st November.

The Christina and Potentate were laid
on at Greenock, with merchandise for
this Colony ; also the Meta, Walker, via
the Mauritius. The Asia, with emigrants,
left Simons’ Bay, for this Port, two days
previous to the James Moran. The
James Moran spoke the Medusa in Bass’
Straits on the 9lh instant, bound to Java,
10 days from Sydney.

  • Articles were published in the Grafton “Daily Examiner” by G. Dennes dealing with Clarence River families who had come out 100 years earlier from Scotland on the “William Nicol, Midlothian, Brilliant, St George, Boyne, James Moran and Lady MacNaughton” The original bound copies of the :Daily Examiner” are held at the Clarence River Historical Society in Grafton.Some early copies are in microfiche. Enquire at your nearest library with a F.H.Section.  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nswbelli/transcripts/publications.html

 

Ship, Scottish Port of Origin and Date of Arrival in NSW
‘John Barry’ from Dundee 13/07/1837 ‘Hero’ from Leith 26/9/1839
‘William Nicol’ from Isle of Skye 27/10/1837 ‘Ariadne’ from Greenock 29/9/1839
‘Portland’ from Greenock 3/12/1837 ‘Glenswilly’ from Greenock 28/10/1839
‘Midlothian’ from Isle of Skye 12/12/1837 ‘Palmyra’ from Greenock 15/12/1839
‘Minerva’ from Greenock 23/01/1838 ‘Superb’ from Greenock 16/1/1840
‘Brilliant’ from Isle of Mull 24/01/1838 ‘Charlotte’ from Leith 19/1/1840
‘Duncan’ from Greenock 30/06/1838 ‘George Fyffe’ from Tobermory 25/1/1840
‘Lady Kennaway’ from Leith 12/08/1838 ‘Portland’ from Greenock 7/2/1840
‘William Rodger’ from Greenock 26/09/1838 ‘Henry Porcher’ from Isle of Skye 21/2/1840
‘Saint George’ from Oban, Scotland 15/11/1838 ‘Isabella Watson’ from Leith 20/9/1840
‘Portland’ from Greenock 22/12/1838 ‘Perfect’ from Greenock 26/12/1840
‘Boyne’ from Cromarty 2/01/1839 ‘Herald’ from Greenock 15/7/1841
‘Catherine Jamieson’ from Leith 19/01/1839 ‘Percy’ from Greenock 28/8/1841
‘Lady McNaughton’ from Cromarty 28/01/1839 ‘James Moran’ from Greenock 6/10/1841
‘James Moran’ from Loch Inver 11/2/1839 ‘New York Packet’ from Greenock 23/10/1841
‘British King’ from Tobermory 28/2/1839 ‘Trinidad’ from Greenock 6/11/1841
‘Asia’ from Cromarty 10/5/1839

ARCHIBALD REYNOLDS http://www.monaropioneers.com/reynolds-a.htm

Archibald married Flora Fraser, daughter of William Thomas Fraser and Catherine McGregor, September 21, 1840 in Jerrabomberra, NSW.3 Flora was born in 1815 in Lochbroom, Rosshire, Scotland, was baptised April 12, 1816 in Lochbroom, Rosshire, Scotland, died September 18, 1911 in “Kyloe” Adaminaby, NSW 4 at age 96, and was buried in Adaminaby Old Cemetery, Adaminaby, NSW.

More about Flora :

• Arrived: per ship ‘James Moran’, assisted immigrant, February 11, 1839, Sydney, NSW.

 

          the story of William Munro & Ann MacKay who came to Australia on the James Moran in 1839.

 

 

 

 

TWEED RIVER

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

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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

 

 

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WILLIAM ALLEN BELL

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WILLIAM ALLEN BELL – MICK.

1. WILLIAM ALLEN BELL was born on Apr. 12, 1898 in LAURIETON NSW and died on Jul. 22, 1959 in ROSEBERY SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. He married JESSIE SARAH READY on Feb. 15, 1923 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. JESSIE SARAH, daughter of PETER ( GEORGE) READY and JULIA JACKSON, was born on May 30, 1892 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Dec. 18, 1971 in LAKEMBA SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Children of WILLIAM ALLEN BELL and JESSIE SARAH READY
i.    2.    JOYCE BELL was born on Nov. 28, 1926 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Aug. 28, 2001 in COFFS HARBOUR NSW AUSTRALIA.
ii.    3.    JACK BELL was born in 1921 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died in 2002 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
iii.    4.    JEAN BELL was born on May 10, 1924 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
iv.    5.    BETTY BELL was born 1930? in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

2nd Generation (Children)

2. JOYCE BELL was born on Nov. 28, 1926 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Aug. 28, 2001 in COFFS HARBOUR NSW AUSTRALIA. She married BRUCE SANDERS on Oct. 23, 1948 in ROSEBERY SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. BRUCE, son of JOHN GEORGE SANDERS and ELIZABETH CRAIG, was born on Jun. 19, 1920 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Jun. 8, 2005 in BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA.

Children of JOYCE BELL and BRUCE SANDERS
i.    6.    LYNNE SANDERS was born on Oct. 19, 1949 in SUMMER HILL, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
ii.    7.    SUSAN SANDERS was born on May 26, 1952 in CANTERBURY SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
iii.    8.    JON SANDERS was born on Dec. 17, 1955 in BELMORE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

3. JACK BELL was born in 1921 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died in 2002 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. He married NITA SAVAGE. NITA was born in 1925 in IRELAND and died in 2007 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Children of JACK BELL and NITA SAVAGE
i.    9.    JULIE BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died in 2006 in COFFEE CAMP VIA LISMORE NSW.
ii.    10.    PETER BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
iii.    11.    CAROLINE BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
iv.    12.    ANTHONY BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
v.    13.    MARGARET BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
vi.    14.    MICHAEL BELL was born in sYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

4. JEAN BELL was born on May 10, 1924 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. She married WILLIAM DUIST CARTER. WILLIAM DUIST was born 1920? and died in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Children of JEAN BELL and WILLIAM DUIST CARTER
i.    15.    KEITH DUIST CARTER was born on Apr. 12, 1950 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
ii.    16.    ROSS CARTER was born on Apr. 12, 1950 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
iii.    17.    NEVILLE JOHN CARTER was born on Jul. 29, 1955 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
iv.    18.    JANINE CARTER was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

5. BETTY BELL was born 1930? in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. She married ALFRED ROY BURTON.

Children of BETTY BELL and ALFRED ROY BURTON
i.    19.    CHERYL BURTON was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
ii.    20.    DAVID BURTON was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

3rd Generation (Grandchildren)

6. LYNNE SANDERS was born on Oct. 19, 1949 in SUMMER HILL, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. She married 1st ROBERT LESLIE BRAITHWAITE on Aug. 12, 1978. ROBERT LESLIE, son of LESLIE GORDON BRAITHWAITE and DOREEN RUTH MADDALENA, was born on Jul. 29, 1955 in BELLINGEN. She married 2nd PETER KNOX. PETER, son of ROY ERIC KNOX and MARION ETHEL WILLIAMS, was born on Apr. 18, 1949 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Children of LYNNE SANDERS and ROBERT LESLIE BRAITHWAITE
i.    21.    KATI BRAITHWAITE was born on Dec. 26, 1978 in BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA.
ii.    22.    JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE was born on Apr. 22, 1981 in BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA.

7. SUSAN SANDERS was born on May 26, 1952 in CANTERBURY SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. She married 1st MARK POMROY on Aug. 31, 1979 in BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA. MARK was born on Nov. 8, 1952 in URUNGA NSW AUSTRALIA. She married 2nd ANTHONY DEWBERRY About 1972. ANTHONY was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Children of SUSAN SANDERS and MARK POMROY
i.    23.    CASSANDRA POMROY was born on Aug. 23, 1978 in MT TOM PRICE WA AUSTRALIA.
ii.    24.    BENJAMIN POMROY was born on Jan. 22, 1980 in BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA.

Children of SUSAN SANDERS and ANTHONY DEWBERRY
iii.    25.    JOSEFINE DEWBERRY was born on Jan. 18, 1973 in MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

8. JON SANDERS was born on Dec. 17, 1955 in BELMORE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

9. JULIE BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died in 2006 in COFFEE CAMP VIA LISMORE NSW.

10. PETER BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

11. CAROLINE BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

12. ANTHONY BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

13. MARGARET BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

14. MICHAEL BELL was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

15. KEITH DUIST CARTER was born on Apr. 12, 1950 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. He married CHRISTINE. CHRISTINE was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

16. ROSS CARTER was born on Apr. 12, 1950 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

17. NEVILLE JOHN CARTER was born on Jul. 29, 1955 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

18. JANINE CARTER was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

19. CHERYL BURTON was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

20. DAVID BURTON was born in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

4th Generation (Great-grandchildren)

21. KATI BRAITHWAITE was born on Dec. 26, 1978 in BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA. She married JAI GAMBLING. JAI, son of BRUCE POTTIE and BEVERLEY, was born on Dec. 25, 1973 in HYDES CREEK BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA.

Children of kati Braithwaite and Jai Gennat,

i. Saffron Lola Gennat 8 Jan 2010 Coffs Harbour.

ii) Clara Milly Gennat 25 April 2013

22. JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE was born on Apr. 22, 1981 in BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA. He married JOLENE MACDONALD. JOLENE was born on Aug. 8, 1982 in TOWAMBA.

Children of JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE and JOLENE MACDONALD
i.    28.    MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE was born on May 15, 2004 in TWEED HEADS NSW AUSTRALIA.
ii.    29.    KATHY ROSE MACDONALD was born on Nov. 17, 1999 in COFFS HARBOUR NSW AUSTRALIA.

23. CASSANDRA POMROY was born on Aug. 23, 1978 in MT TOM PRICE WA AUSTRALIA.

24. BENJAMIN POMROY was born on Jan. 22, 1980 in BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA.

25. JOSEFINE DEWBERRY was born on Jan. 18, 1973 in MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

5th Generation (Great(2)-grandchildren)

28. MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE was born on May 15, 2004 in TWEED HEADS NSW AUSTRALIA.

29. KATHY ROSE MACDONALD was born on Nov. 17, 1999 in COFFS HARBOUR NSW AUSTRALIA.

LYNNE BELL SANDERS