Saturday, 23 November 2013

Seeking family of Rowland John Jones of Moyhu


My step dad gave me a little embroidered postcard he had found and asked if I could trace any family for it.

We would like to try to reunite the postcard with family members.

He couldn't remember exactly where it was found but he thinks it may have been in an opportunity shop he and my mum did voluntary work for before she passed away.



A letter was written on the back by Rowland (Rowlie) Jones and it was sent from France in 1916 to a young girl named Clarice.


Transcribed as follows:-
6760 Pte R. J. Jones B Coy 5 Btn AIF abroad France July 21st  '18
Dear Clarice 
It is too bad of me not to have answered your most welcome letter before.  It is very good of you to write so often.  I was pleased to get your letter yesterday and also one from your mother and was pleased to hear you are all well.  No doubt you are a big girl now and a great help to your mother.  I am enjoying good health and very seldom have a days illness.  I hope you like this card.  I will close. Hope this finds you all well.  With kindest regards to all.  
With love xxxx from Rowlie 

Thankfully the letter had Rowlies' Battalion and service number so into the Australian War Memorial search where I found his embarkation information and then his war service record in  National Archives.

There I found he was born in 1893 at Milawa, Victoria and next of kin was his father who had the frustratingly common name of David Jones.  Their address was Moyhu, Victoria.

I knew where Moyhu was, my maternal grandmother and her siblings were all born there and funnily enough in later years (1930) my grandmother's eldest sister, whose name was also Clarice, married a David Jones! Our Clarice would have been 13 years old in 1918 and they also lived at Moyhu.
Family friends with perhaps a later connection ...... I wonder?......... perhaps more searching to do there.

Into  Ancestry.com.au, and Trove,  to search for Rowland "Rowlie" J Jones.

In Trove I found this article which disagrees somewhat with his statement to young Clarice that he was enjoying good health:



Rowlie was a farmer at Moyhu and after the war he married Isabel Munro.  They farmed at Moyhu for the remainder of their lives.  Isabel died in 1968 and Rowlie lived on until he was 94 years old in 1987.

I don't know if they had any surviving children but sadly it seems they lost 3 young sons between 1932 and 1935.  Ian in 1932 age 3.  Rowland jnr in 1934 and John in 1935  (haven't found their birth years)

They are all buried at the Milawa cemetery along with some other of their family members.

Rowlies mother was Elizabeth nee Cozens, she married David Jones in 1892.
He had a younger brother named William Cozens Jones and four younger sisters, Louisa, Mary, Ida and Edith.

Headstone photos are courtesy of Carol's Headstone Photography 

If anyone knows of any living family members please let me know.

Friday, 15 November 2013

175th anniversary of The Melbourne Cricket Club

Today, November 15, 2013 is the 175th anniversary of the Melbourne Cricket Club

My grandmother's uncle, Alexander (Alec) Morgan was a very keen cricketer.

He left his family home in Australia in 1886 and joined his uncle, Thomas Kelly, in New Zealand and he apparently traveled back to Melbourne frequently to visit his family who owned the original Cross Keys Hotel in North Essendon.

In later years Alec was accountant for the New Zealand Treasury Department.

His keen interest in cricket continued throughout his life and he became very involved with the Treasury cricket team.

This Honorary Members Ticket to the MCC was dated only 18 months before his death in 1929.

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A young Alec Morgan standing back row, second from left.

© ancestorchaser.blogspot.com.au

The photo below is of the Treasury Cricket Team, Wellington New Zealand, 1910.  Alec Morgan standing at the right wearing the bowler hat and big moustache.

© ancestorchaser.blogspot.com.au
 A little further information about the Members ticket has been found with thanks to Patricia who is the archivist for the Melbourne Cricket Club. The only Honorary Members books held in the MCC archives are dated from the late 1800s to 1920.  Patricia found that in 1927 some alterations and additions were made which allowed issue of  a form of temporary honorary members ticket to members of other recognised clubs.



Thursday, 3 October 2013

JOSEPH HULME

Today is the anniversary of the death of Joseph Hulme, my maternal great great grandfather.
He was born 1843 Putney, Surrey, England and died on the 3rd of October, 1920 at Milawa, Victoria, Australia aged 77 years.
His wife had predeceased him by twelve years.
Parents William Cluff Hulme and Hepzibah nee Land arrived in Australia from London on the 5th of January 1862 aboard the ship Blue Jacket but Joseph doesn't seem to be on that passenger list so I am still searching for his arrival.
He married Anna Dorothea nee Bartsch at Beechworth on the 16th of March 1875 and they farmed for many years at Horseshoe Creek, near Moyhu, Victoria and their farm may have been called Putney Park.

Between 1876 and 1895 they had ten children.
Emma Dorothea, 
Minnie Hepzibah, 
Jessie Anna, 
Sydney Frederick, 
Clara Ethel, 
Lucy Jemima, 
Pleasance Alice, 
Herbert Joseph 
and Elsie Julia.







This is my last Will and testament of me Joseph Hulme of Milawa Farmer.
I appoint J.G. Gardner of Milawa store keeper and W.T. Doig farmer Milawa the executors and trustees of this my will.  Subject to the right given to my children here in after mentioned in respect to the same I devise my Homested (sic) Farm of 320 acres in the parish of Oxley to my son Herbert Joseph Hulme.  I direct my Executors to alow (sic) the said land to be occupied and used by my said son and daughter being on maried (unmarried?) to join benefit and support share and share alike all my farming implements harness dray cart and all live stock to be sold all the house hold furniture? to be kept in the house.

I direct my Executors to see that the cattle and horses implements and machinery and harness to be sold by auction as soon as convenient.  All the proceeds to be equaly divided among my children all expenses to be paid out of the estate.

I also wish that my two Daughters Clara Hulme and Elise Hulme to have 100 pounds each from the estate.

I have hereto set my hand this 23 day of March one thousand nine hundred and eighteen
Signed by the said testator as for this last will and testament in the presence of both present at the same time who at his request in the sight and presence and in presence of earch other here unto subscribes? our names as witness.  Joseph Hulme
Dominicho? Vincent? Farrell
Frank, Jago, Thomas.  Joseph Hulme March 23 day 1918

*************************************

Remembering you today Great Great Grandad Joseph Hulme 




Saturday, 21 September 2013

Generationism


After reading an informative and humorous blog called GenXalogy  I wondered what my generation label was.  I hadn't really thought much about it before but along with my obsession keen interest in genealogy and family history comes a level of curiosity about what is apparently called Generationism 
Even though Generationism isn't officially a word in the dictionary anyway.


We've all heard THAT  phrase perhaps that's where Generationism comes from?

Wikipedia says:
"Generationism is the belief that a specific generation has inherent traits which may be labeled inferior or superior to the traits of another generation. The term is usually applied to claims of superiority in the expressed values, valuations, lifestyles and general beliefs of one generation compared to those of another ....
...... Read more>

After "Googling" the various generational labels it seems there are differing ideas on what years constitute which label.

Wikipedia calls Generation X  (1966 - 1976),  Generation Y, roughly early 80's to 2000,  Generation Z  current.
I thought I was a Baby Boomer  (1946-1964) ...  but no, there is another one.  
I belong to Generation Jones !!   (1957- 1966) 

There is now a Generation Alpha!  

In an article in the Sydney Morning Herald a couple of years ago Jane Holroyd breaks down the brands to reveal the who, what, when and why of those born in the past 65 years......... Read more:

An easy to understand explanation of generations from 1912 to 2012 can be read....... Here



Tuesday, 27 August 2013

LOSS OF THE EMIGRANT SHIP INDIA - Trove Tuesday

 In 1841 my great great great grandmother, Isabella Beaton, sailed to Australia on the 

 emigrant ship INDIA with her brother William Beaton and sister-in-law Mary.

They were very lucky to arrive here at all!


LOSS OF THE INDIA EMIGRANT SHIP.

(From the Port Phillip Herald, October 19.) 

Captain Galbraith, yesterday, informed us that the following report of the loss of this ill-fated vessel, which appeared in yesterday's Patriot, was drawn up by himself and Mr. Kissock, a passenger by the Alcmena, and that it contains as much infor- mation relative to the melancholy catastrophe as it is possible to give. The India was from Greenock bound to Port Phillip with emigrants. The manifest even was not saved. The fol- lowing is the report :

The India sailed on the 4th June last with 189 souls on board, crew included, and was totally destroyed by fire on the 20th July, in 16 south latitude, and 33 west longitude, under the following circumstances : the third mate and one of the boys were below about one o'clock, p.m., drawing off spirits, when the candle they used accidentally fell on some spilled rum, which immediately caught fire, and the flames spread with such rapidity that all efforts at extinguishing the tremendous blaze were unavailing, and the ship soon became one mass of flame. Another ship, a French whaler, was fortunately in sight, about nine miles to windward; but nearly an hour elapsed ere those on board of her became aware of the state of the India. On observing her condition she immediately bore down, and on nearing lowered all her boats, and used every exertion to rescue the unfortunate sufferers. The India's boats were also got out ; but on the first boat making the attempt to take some of the people off the burning ship, a tremendous rush was made to get into her she was immediately overloaded and capsized, and in that the greatest loss of life occurred; the mate of the India was in the boat at the time, and with great difficulty succeeded in getting into the other boat, which he took command of, and succeeded in taking all the remainder off the wreck, and reshipped them into the French boats, which conveyed them to the ship, not one of them daring to approach any part of the wreck, after seeing the fate of the India's boats, which their ignorance of the language may partly account for. The mate's exertions seem to have been very great, as all the survivors speak most enthusiastically of his gallant conduct. The scene as described by them must have been truly awful; the flames spread with such rapidity that no one saved a single article except such clothes as were on their backs, and ere they could be rescued from their perilous situation, the flames had driven them from the deck to the bowsprit, from which they dropped into the sea, as they could be picked up by the boat ; indeed many had their clothes burnt off, and were conveyed literally in a state of nudity to the French ship, where they were received by the French captain, who was assisted by the captain of the India (he having early gone on board that ship where his presence was most required, he being the only, one who understood the French language,) in "clothing the naked" with such dresses as the ship afforded, and they were treated with the greatest kindness while on board that ship. On receiving the host of unfortunates on board, he steered for Rio de Janeiro, the easiest made harbour, where he discharged them in safely ; several of the females having for their only dress flannel shirts supplied them by the French sailors. The liberality of the British residents and ship-masters in Rio de Janeiro is worthy of the highest commendation. The merchants presented the French Captain with a gold chronometer, and the ship-masters with an elegant gold snuff-box, with appropriate inscriptions on both, and who also collected by subscription upwards of 1,000l. to assist in refitting those who had lost their all in the India. It would be unjust here to pass over in silence the magnificent donation of the officers and crews of the American frigate Potomac, and a schooner of war, who subscribed 550 dollars towards the fund. Shortly after the emigrants were landed, a small island in the bay of Rio de Janeiro was engaged by the British Consul for their use, where they appear to be comfortably lodged. The girls are of a decidedly superior class, were all well dressed, and wore white chip hats, which gave them a particularly interesting appearance. Ten of the men were on the island when the writer of this visited it, they being mostly employed on board the barque Grindley, of Liverpool, the ship employed to carry them all to this port, where they may be expected to arrive about the end of this month, as it was expected the Grindley would be ready for sea about three weeks after the Alcmena left Rio de Janeiro (7th August.) which vessel conveyed the intelligence of the melancholy disaster. To mollify those who expected friends out in the India, the names of the drowned are subjoined, though all the survivors are decidedly of opinion that not one of them had relations in Australia:-Rev. William McKay, Robert Burns, John Hut, William Nott. Frederick Mitchell, John Stewart, William Stewart, James Love, Samuel Cameron, John Coke, Duncan Grant, William Clelland, Andrew Tait, John Stewart, Andrew Dingwall, Robert McGregor, Robert Patterson; and Charles Clements, the boatswain of the ship, the only one of the crew lost.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2955329



This post is part of the Trove Tuesday series  initiated by Amy of  Branches, Leaves & Pollen.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Edward Oster

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the day we said goodbye to my stepdad's father.

Edward Oster was a very lovely and kindhearted man.

A real gentleman who will always be remembered lovingly by his family an his extended families.


Born in Russia in 1908 he traveled with his family to Canada at the age of four and then with his wife, Helen (nee Mofford) and their youngest three children he came to Australia in the 1960s.

We will always carry fond memories.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Trove Tuesday - Hostilities

Recently while scanning Trove  yet again, I found a couple more articles about my Morgan family of Essendon.  

There were some hostilities flying back and forth between a Michael Coonan and the Morgans in August of 1886.

It seems the eldest son Frank was a "bit of a lad".


Could this be payback?

This post is part of the Trove Tuesday series  initiated by Amy of  Branches, Leaves & Pollen.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

John Kelly's inquest


Seventeen years after the death of his wife Mary and their seventeen year old daughter, also Mary, John Kelly himself died at Yackandandah, Victoria .

He died from heart failure and fell into the fireplace.

The details from the inquest are as follows.

page 1

29 - 7 - 1905

Proceedings of INQUIRY held upon the body of John Kelly at Yackandandah.

received at the Crown Law Offices,

2 - 8 - 1905

J.J. Hobbs   Coroner.


MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY,
Victoria,
Norther Bailiwick,
To wit.

A Magisterial Inquiry on behalf of our sovereign His Majesty King taken at Yackandandah in the NOrthern Bailiwick State of Victoria, this 29th day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred & five before the undersigned James Joseph Hobbs Esquire, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said Bailiwick, upon view of the body of John Kelly then and there lying dead.

Having duly enquired when, where, how and by what means the said John Kelly came by his death, I say that the said John Kelly died at Yackandandah in the said Bailiwick on the 28th day of July 1905 from HEART FAILURE.

As witness my hand this 29th day of July
J.J Hobbs  J.P.

This Deponent Charles Conrad Haub on his oat saith, I am a Currier residing at Whiskey Flat Yackandandah.  I am employed by Mr. ...? Tanner .......? the deceased John Kelly was employed at the Du...? Tannery.  I last saw him alive at half past three on the 28th Inst, about 2 O'clock he compained of being ill and said he was ....? and complained of a pain in his chest he left the work about 1/4 past three & on leaving said I am just done Charley I must give up after 5? years labour- He then said call in this evening meaning to deceased's house- about 5 o'clock I saw him in his house in a lying position his head was in the fire place his body was on fire also his clothes - body? was ? and the fire put out - I then went for the police & the doctor - I have known and worked with the deceased for about 8 years.  and I should say he ? ? 64 years of age.

This Deponent John James Sylvester Healy on his oath saith, I am a legally qualified medical practitioner residing at Yackandandah.
I attended deceased John Kelly for some time during April & May 1905.  I last examined him on June 5th.
He was suffering from Valvular disease of the heart.  I cautioned him to beware of exerting himself.  I saw the body which I recognise as John Kelly lying in the fireplace at the cottage at the tannery.  My opinion of the cause of death was heart failure.

This Deponent William Vallance on his oath saith, I am a Constable of Police residing at Yackandandah.
I am a police Constable stationed at Yackandandah.  On the 28th inst from information received about 6 pm I went to John Kellys house about half mile from the town and I there saw the body of a man lying on the floor in the kitchen burnt to such an extent that the features was beyound recognition.  From some of the clothes that were on the body I identified the body as the body of John Kelly.

The foregoing depositions of Charles Conrad Haub J. J. S Healy and Wm Vallance were taken and sworn before me at Yackandandah on the 29th day of July 1905.
J.J. Hobbs   J.P.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Curious

I really do wonder why my grandmother was living at the Bethesda Hospital in Richmond when she met and married my grandfather.  She gives her occupation as home duties.  She wasn't a nurse.

She was a widow who had very sadly lost her first husband and baby within weeks of one another in 1931/2 and then her mother in 1933 (read their sad story here)
During those years she was living at 10 Molesworth Street, North Melbourne.

I can't find her first husband or her in any of the electoral rolls until after she married my grandfather.

Perhaps "Home Duties" meant she was a housekeeper or domestic help of some sort at the hospital.

If anyone has any thoughts or clues I would be grateful.


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Mary Kelly's Inquest

Perhaps John Kelly moved his family from Tarraville to North Melbourne because his wife was ill.

John, his wife Mary Ann nee Francis and their two daughters, Mary and Alice were living at 73 Melrose Street North Melbourne in August 1888.

Mary Ann died on the 16th of August 1888 of a Lumbar abscess and debility for which she had been seeing Dr. Howitt for 4 months.

John and their daughters must then have moved to 35 Mark Street, North Melbourne where tragedy struck the family again.  On the 22nd of November their seventeen year old daughter Mary caught her clothes on fire while doing the laundry at the copper situated in the back yard.

Mary was taken to Melbourne Hospital where she died on the 13th of December from the effects of those burns.  An inquest was held into her death.


Page 1
December 15th 1888
Proceedings of Inquest held upon the body of Mary Kelly at the Hospital Melbourne.
Received at the Crown Law Offices 18th Dec 1888
signed the coroner

Page 2
Proceedings before coroners
Inquisition
Colony of Victoria To wit.
An inquisition for our Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria, taken at Melbourne Hospital in the Colony of Victoria aforesaid, the Fifteenth day of December A.D. 1888 in the ?? year of the Reign of our said Lady the Queen, before me Michael Gaul Gentleman, a City Coroner of our Lady the Queen for the said Colony, upon the view of the body of Mary Kelly.
(signatures of 5 jurors)

good and lawful men of Melbourne in the said Colony, who being duly sworn and charged to inquire, upon the part of our Lady the Queen, when, where, how, and by what means the said Mary Kelly came by her death, do say upon their oath in the Melbourne Hospital on the thirteenth of December ? the deceased Mary Kelly died from the effects of Burns accidentally received.

Page 3
In witness whereof as well the aforesaid Coroner as the Jurors aforesaid, have to this Inquisition put their hands and seals, on the day and year and at the place above mentioned.
signed by the Coroner Michael Gaul and the 5 Jurors.

Page 4
VICTORIA POLICE - 47
Russell Street Station.  Melbourne Police District 14th December 1888
Report of Const. Davidson relative to death of a girl in the hospital.
I have to report that Mary Kelly 17 years of 35 Mark St. North Melbourne was admitted to Melbourne Hospital on 22nd November 1888 suffering from burns of the legs & arms caused by her clothing taking fire accidentally when washing or boiling clothes at a copper.
She progressed fairly well till the change in the weather yesterday afternoon when she ? and died in 20 minutes.

signed M Davidson const. 5269
M. Gaul Esq. M.D.
City Coroner
Melbourne.

Page 5
This Deponent John Kelly on his oath saith I am a Tanner residing at North Melbourne.
The deceased was my Daughter her name was Mary Kelly her age was seventeen years.  She was unmarried?
On the twenty second of November last my daughter was washing in the yard.  She had a fire under a boiler her clothes were set on fire.  I heard her screaming I went to her assistance.  I found her in flames running up the passage.  I tried to put it out but she got away from me and ran into the house where I was when the fire was put out she was severely burnt.
I had a Doctor to see her who advised me to take her to the hospital.  She was alone in the yard.
Signed John Kelly

taken and sworn before me, the 15th of December 1888 at Melbourne. Mich Gaul Coroner

Page 6
This Deponent Frank Smith Crowther on his oath saith, I am a duly qualified medical practitioner residing at Melbourne Hospital.
The deceased Mary Kelly was admitted into the hospital on the 22nd of November about 4 p.m. and on examination was found to be suffering from a burn of the left arm and extensive burns at the back and inner side of both legs extending to the ankle on the left and to the knee on the right side.  There was also a burn at the lumbar region of the back.  Patient remained in the hospital and was under treatment up to the 13th inst. when she suddenly took? an attack of collapse and died at 9.40 p.m.
The cause of death was the burns.
signed FS Crowther
Taken and Sworn before me, the 15th of December 1888 at Melbourne.
signed Mich Gaul. Coroner



Monday, 18 March 2013

William Kelly

WILLIAM KELLY

William Kelly was the youngest brother of my great great grandmother Alice Morgan (nee Kelly)

Their parents were Cornelius Kelly and Mary Moloughney of  Dualla, Ballysheehan, Tipperary.  Dualla is near Cashel.

William was baptised Roman Catholic on the 6th of January 1846 at Dualla.  Sponsors were Michael Kelly and Mary Ryan.  I don't know if this Michael Kelly was his older brother or another relative.

William had 4 older brothers.  Edmond I know nothing further about.  Michael went to South Africa.  He came to his sister in Australia 1898 where he died of Tuberculosis.  John and Thomas. 

 John, Thomas and William all traveled to Australia on the ship Rising Sun arriving on the 15th of June 1858 just in time for their sister Alice's wedding to John Morgan.

According to Michael Kelly's Will in 1898 his brother, William, was last known to be a speculator of West Australian Mining.

In 1905 a New Zealand newspaper notice said at the death of John Kelly that he was the beloved 'only' brother of Thomas Kelly.  We know that Michael had already died so I would assume that William was also deceased in 1905.

On further searching in the Queensland indexes I found the death of a William Kelly in 1899.  His parents were named as Con Kelly and Mary O'Loughlin.

I'm told the surname Molloughney is pronounced with the 'gh' as MolloKney which I have read is also interchangeable with McLaughlin etc.  This is the closest death entry I can find.

The age is out and I don't know when he left Victoria but death certificates are not always reliable.

I cannot be certain this is our William Kelly.  Hopefully one day further information may come to light.

William Kelly death certificate 1899








Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A Small Social Media Geneameme

My answers to Jill Ball (Geniaus) social media geneameme

1. Tell us about your favourite social media tool and why you like it.

I have 3 favourites,  facebook because my children and so many of my family use it.  
Blogger because I can record my family stories and read the stories of other like minded family historians.  Google+ because I can connect with my genea-mates in circles specifically for that purpose.

2. How do you use social media to further your genealogy career or business?


My genealogy is a hobby/obsession/passion.  
I upload old family photos, or write a blog post and share it on Google+, facebook and twitter. 


3. What advice would you give the cruiser who said “I must be living
under a rock” and is not sure about coming out from under it? (This came from my Social Media presentation)


It is a learning curve but well worthwhile.  Even a small blog would be a good way to ease into social media.

4. What aspect of Social Media makes you grit your teeth?


Spam and rude comments

5. How does social media assist with your CGD (continuing genealogical development)?


I've learnt so many things about genealogy and technology from reading other people's blogs, posts, pages and comments.  

6. How do you fit social media time into your busy day?


Having just moved to a new area and being self-employed in a 7 day a week business I find it a necessity for keeping in touch with family and friends.  It is a bit sad but currently it is my only social life and I would even call it my therapy when I feel stressed or down. I have my laptop on all day for work so I can duck in and out of social media sites as time permits.  Often there isn't much time but even a quick game here and there offers relaxation and diversion from the daily grind.

7. Do you have a story of how social media enabled you to connect with a long lost relation or fellow  researcher?


My Dad's cousin got me started on researching my paternal lineage.  Not a lot was known.  My great grandmother's brother went to New Zealand and I had just started to find details about him.  I wrote about my findings in my blog his great granddaughter found my blog post in a Google search!  They had old family photos that we had never dreamed of seeing.  I connect with many fellow researchers and family members on most of the Social media I use.

8. You have a minute to share a piece of advice about genealogy and social media. Go for it.


Never give up searching for information and writing about your findings. 
You just can't beat the excitement of finding new family members, stories and photos.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Desecration of our ancestors graves!!

Having just read a post about the destruction of headstones at a cemetery in Western Australia and possibly next in South Australia, I am compelled to share the details here in my blog as well.

Even though I live in Victoria and have no ancestors actually buried in the affected cemeteries, if this is allowed to happen there it could well continue to happen all over the country.

These precious headstones are memorials to our country's pioneering ancestors and their descendants.

YOUR / OUR  ancestors!

As Catherine, my fellow obsessed  passionate family historian of the blog Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family,  puts it so well in her post
 LEAVE OUR ANCESTORS ALONE!!!..   do please read it.

This desecration was written about by Crissouli at That Moment In Time in her blog post    HEARTBREAK IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA  where there are photos to show what is happening -  do please read it.

And then PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE click HERE to sign Sandra Playle's petition "West Australian Government: bring an end to the clearing of headstones in West Australian Cemeteries." 

saving graves WA

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Birthday remembrance

Today I remember the birthday of my paternal grandmother, Brenda Mary Forsyth,  formerly Daniels nee Adams.  
Nana was born on the February 12, 1905 at 35 Smith Street, Kensington, Victoria, Australia.



35 Smith Street Kensington Victoria
35 Smith Street Kensington is the small house marked with a red dot and hidden behind the tree.

At my parents wedding.  
with me as a baby

Nana and Papa - taken at our farm around 1975 (Papa died in 1976)
with her niece Lorna Winterton nee Goodwin  (1924 - 2003)
Lorna was the daughter of Nana's closest sister, Catherine (Kit) Goodwin. (1896 - 1973)
Nana died on the 1st of March 1999 and is buried at Shepparton's Pine Lodge Lawn Cemetery.







Thursday, 7 February 2013

Another birthday coincidence

Last week I wrote a quick post about our family birthday coincidences.

Today I have another birthday coincidence and I've only just realised it.

I received a couple of "Happy Blogiversary" comments (thanks Grant and Jim) today but I hadn't

remembered that the actual date of my first blog post was the 7th of February 2012.

I've been a bit busy of late.

The 7th of February is also the birthday of my wonderful Stepdad.

  Happy Birthday Bud and thank you for always being there for us.   



Monday, 4 February 2013

Mulloughn(e)y surname in Tipperary

I am hoping to connect with any Mulloughny/Mulloughney researchers in Tipperary.

My great great great grandmother was Mary Mulloughney.  

All I know about her is that she married Cornelius Kelly in Dualla, Tipperary in 1834 and that Roman 

Catholic baptism records have been found for six children.

A couple of sponsors at these baptisms also had the surname Mulloughney.  Possibly related to Mary?


  • Son Michael Kelly was baptised on 18 September 1836 at Dualla. Sponsors were Patrick Mulloughny and Mary Mahony.
  • Son Thomas was baptised on 1 January 1843 at Dualla.  Sponsors were Thomas Quinlan and Catherine Mulloughny


I have found quite a few Patrick Mulloughney's in the Griffiths Valuation record, living at Twomileborris 

which is about 29 kilometres from Dualla (North East)





Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Family birthdays and remembrances

My husband was born on his mother's birthday.

What a birthday present!!

Yesterday, the 29th of January, was their birthday.

His mum, Linda Marjory Taylor, nee Riley, would have been 99 years old.

We've recently moved away from our home area and I'm sure my husband really missed his regular

visit to the cemetery to "have a drink with Mum".



You are always in our thoughts Mum

Linda Marjory Taylor (nee Riley) 1914-2005
youngest daughter of William (Bill) Riley and Sarah nee Young of Korweinguboora.

Our daughter's partner, Craig, the father of our beloved little grandson also shares this birthdate.

Not a day to be forgotten in our family!

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