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2016 Number 11




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From: Bruce Stubbs
Sent: Monday, 5 December 2016 7:31 AM
Subject: unnamed photograph from Facebook member

Hi Ian,

Can you please add the following request into the next newsletter from the Monaro Pioneers Facebook page member 'Lani Smith'?

Thanks,  Bruce


Request sent to Facebook page from Lani Smith:


Found this lovely unnamed photograph in my maternal grandmother's collection. Hoping someone might recognise them. I am descended from Easdown, Langslow, Oliver and Ferguson families. Easdowns of Trunkey Creek, Moruya, Bega are directly related to my grandmother.




On 2016-12-02 04:39, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Chalker,  Thomas Michael (I130929)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I130929&tree=MP

Description: MR. T. M. CHALKER
Word has been received of the death of Mr. Thomas Michael ("Father") Chalker, of Wombeyan Caves in his 80th year. He had been in poor health for some years, and had spent a great deal of his time in St. John of God Hospital, Goulburn. He is survived by one son, Patrick, of Taralga. The deceased was a son of the late John Chalker, who was the pioneer settler at the Caves and Taralga, and the deceased was the last member of the original family. He was well and widely known over a great part of the State by tourists, scientists and visitors to the caves.
A man of quiet and unobtrusive demeanour, he made the caves his special study, and when scientists came along he was able to do much to help them in their investigations. During all the time he was care taker at the caves he never had an accident and was a storehouse of knowledge for sightseers. He was scrupulously accurate in his duties and exercised the utmost vigilance in his lifetime of care of the caves. For nearly a generation he was in charge of the accommodation house for visitors, and everyone was sure of a hearty welcome, and the culinary department at the Caves House was of the highest order.
He was an active member of the Goulburn Highland Society and until recently was invariably present with his bagpipes at the annual carnival. He never lost an opportunity of giving his services to local events for charity or of a sporting character. The funeral will take place tomorrow and the remains will be interred at the Catholic cemetery, Stonequarry.
His wife, who was Miss M. Kelly, of Taralga, and one son, Bob, predeceased him. There is a very large number of descendants of the original Chalker family living all over the Taralga district. The father of the deceased was the recipient of a sword presented by the Government for his capture of Lynch, the notorious bushranger.
Goulburn Evening Post (NSW : 1940 - 1954), Tuesday 9 October 1945, page 2

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-12-01 23:59, Chris Batten wrote:

Proposed Change: Humble,  Eliza Jane (I206140)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I206140&tree=MP

Description: Please change entry for father's name for Emma Jane Humble. Her father's name is unknown; he was mooted to be the husband of the household where her mother Eliza Jane worked as a servant.  Eliza Jane did not disclose the father's name for fear she would lose her position if the man's wife (her employer)found out!!  Eliza went on to marry after Emma's birth and it is worth noting that Emma did not take on the name of her stepfather which refutes various family members' claims he was the father.  The information re Emma's father's identity was passed on to my by my grandmother, Emma Jane's daughter Annie Ellen Grace Warburton (Randall).

Chris Batten
Hi Chris,

If you check our Database you will see that Emma Jane Humble is shown as the child of Eliza Jane Humble with no father shown.

We also show Joseph Yelds and Eliza Jane Humble as additional Parents to establish the link to Eliza Jane's new family.

Joseph Yelds is shown only as a stepfather.

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-12-01 23:13, savillj wrote:

Dear Ian
would the Monaro Pioneers be interested in the link to my ancestors through to John LOVE.  There are no descendents of Margaret McGuire on your web page.

My ancestor Daniel SAVILL came with royal staff corps  in 1826 and his son William married Mary ann french a descendent of of john Love.

I am descended through his daughter  Maria LOVE and then her marriage to George French and daughter Margaret McGuire to Mary ann French . Mary ann french married my ggg father William SAVILL .

do i use this email address. If not, what email do i use as OUTLOOK 2007 wont open on my computer?

thanks,  john savill
Thank you John.

We are happy to add any additional information you can provide.

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-30 18:09, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Roy Campbell (I33300)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I33300&tree=MP

Description: Born: 22 September 1900, Delegate, NSW
Bap: 9 October 1900, St Matthias' Church of England, Bombala, NSW
Married: 19 October 1927, St Andrew's Delegate, NSW

Gregory McInnes
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian 



On 2016-11-30 05:14, Christine Skeen wrote:

Proposed Change: Megahey,  Doris Alma (I350500)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I350500&tree=MP

Description: Doris was born on the 18 January 1920 in Pambula and her husband Ronald died on the 26 November 2005 in Wollongong.

Christine Skeen
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-30 05:16, Christine Skeen wrote:

Proposed Change: Megahey,  Doris Alma (I350500)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I350500&tree=MP

Description: Her date of marriage to uncle Ronald was 2 October 1948 in Bega.

Christine Skeen
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



From: Lesley Dixon
Sent: Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: pioneers register


Hello Ian, I can add a little to the history of William James Knox for you. He was born in New Brunswick Canada in 1829 and sailed for Australia on the "Star of the East" which landed in Sydney in 1853 where he jumped ship and with a bounty of 5 pounds on his head he headed for the gold fields. He later met Elizabeth Chapman and they married at St Phillips Anglican Church in 1859 and settled in Moruya. His father was George Knox and his mother Margaret Marsden McKee both of Kilkeel, County Down Ireland.

Of his children, George John Knox my Grandfather did die at Bundeena in 1960 and is buried in Woronora Cemetery NSW, I don't know when Emily Knox/Venner died but I do know that Mary Knox/Oliver died at Wallsend NSW in 1927.

Richard Mepstead, 1804-1881,( parents Richard born c1777 and Amy Ann whom he married c1800)  and his brother John were both convicted of burglary and sentenced to 14 years transportation to Australia arriving on the Mellish in 1829. He finished his sentence in Broulee NSW and became the Publican of the Plough Inn there.

Both he and Harriett Horton lived in King St in Maidstone Kent England and in 1839 she married my G/G/Grandfather Job Coppin, they immediately sailed for New Zealand as immigrants on the "Auroura' Arriving at Port Nicholson in January 1840. It is thought that Job worked on the whaling ships but there is no proof and in 1850 he vanished leaving Harriett with three children under ten. Hannah born c1843, John born c1887 and Martha my g/grandmother born c1850. This gutsy lady somehow got to Broulee NSW with the children arriving here 1851? and went straight to Richard Mepstead. His wife had just died leaving him with a small boy, Richard Junior, and as you know he and Harriett married 1852 and had three more children together. Catherine Dunn is buried at Glenduart Cemetery Moruya.

There is a lot more to be said about both families but I have confined myself with filling in the few gaps I saw in your directory and I hope you can understand what I have written. This information has been checked many times by many people but feel free to check on anything. I did notice that you have no Coppins on your register and as you know there are many families of that name in Moruya. Please email if I can help you in any way.

Regards,  Lesley Dixon

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



From: Lesley Dixon
Sent: Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:58 PM
Subject: pioneers register


Dear Ian, I have just registered on the Monaro pioneers site as I am researching my family of knox and Mepstead  and I find a number of errors especially on the Mepstead side and wondered if you would be interested in rectifying them. I am the great granddaughter of William James Knox and Richard Mepstead married my g/g/grandmother Harriet Coppin in 1852.

Yours Sincerely, Lesley Teresa Dixon

Hi Lesley,

Thank you for the offer, yes we would be most appreciative of any information you can provide that will add to or correct the database information we have.

Regards,   Ian



From: AndrewDi R

Sent: Tuesday, 29 November 2016 9:25 AM

Subject: Monaro pioneer photo

 Dear Ian,


 I have tried unsuccessfully to contact via email  a John Tozer who  submitted a photo of the Phillips family ( photo is found under the Tozer family) taken in 1912.  I wanted to talk to him about the people in the photo and how he identified the people as it is different to the information I was given.  Do you have any other contact details for him?


 Kind regards,  Di Roberts

 Hi Di,


 The only contact information would be the email address on the web page.

 This email will be included in our next newsletter and that might  bring forth more current information.


 You could also put you request on our facebook page as that is a great  medium for making contact.


 Regards,  Ian

Thanks, will look at the Facebook site.

Kind regards,  Di



On 2016-11-27 05:49, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Payne,  Charles John (I270658)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I270658&tree=MP

Description: MR. CHARLES PAYNE  
The death occurred at St. John of God Hospital on Monday last of Mr. Charles John Payne, aged 82 years, of 136 Bourke Street.  A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Payne, of Currawang, he was born in that district and had lived near Goulburn all his life. His parents were pioneers of Currawang and he carried on farming pursuits for many years.
 Although he had been retired for some years, Mr. Payne was favoured with excellent health and was ill for only two days prior to his death, which was caused by pneumonia. Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Frank (Sydney), Jack (Goulburn) and Miley (William) (Goulburn); and three daughters, Vera (Mrs. Carlsen, Goulburn), Lily (Mrs. W. Bradley, Lewisham), and Maisie (Mrs. Burt, Goulburn). Two sisters, Mrs. J. Fisher (Goulburn) and Mrs. A. Hines (Edge cliff) survive.
The funeral took place at the Catholic Cemetery, Kenmore, yesterday afternoon, many floral tributes being received.
Goulburn Evening Post , page 2 Wednesday 9 Sept 1942

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-27 05:41, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Bradley,  Victor Harold (I257043)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I257043&tree=MP


A pretty wedding was celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, Newtown, when Mr. Harold Bradley, third son of Mr. D. Bradley, of Juna, Goulburn, was married to Miss Margaret Gertrude Gaughan, third daughter of the late Mr. M. J. Gaughan, of Cooma. The Rev. Father Donovan officiated. The brides gown was of ivory duchesse satin, the bodice being of Limerick lace, veiled with ninon, and out lined with seed pearls. The court train of ninon was lined with dawn pink tulle. Her veil, arranged cap fashion, was worn over a wreath of orange blossom. Her diamond brooch, ivory-bound prayer-book, and sheat of lilies were the gifts of the bridegroom. The bride's sister, Kathleen, as bridesmaid, wore a frock of pale pink crepe de chine, the skirt having bands of satin ribbon. She also wore a hat of pink aerophane, adorned with posies and ribbon streamers. Her bouquet of pink carnations and gold bangle were gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. Jack Bradley acted as best man. After the ceremony Mrs. Gaughan (mother of the bride) entertained the relatives and a few old friends at her residence, Enmore. She wore a gown of black crepo de chine, veiled in ninon, and a black hat. The bride's, travelling dress was of navy crepe do chine, completed with a white feather boa, and a large picture hat of navy aerophane.
Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), Sunday 17 December 1916, page 16

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-27 05:28, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: O'Neill,  Margaret (I238039)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I238039&tree=MP

Description: Mrs. Bradley, wife of Mr. David Bradley, farmer, of Yarra, died at her late residence on Friday. She was a native of Bungonia, and was about 58 years of age. The cause of death was bronchitis and heart failure. Mrs. Bradley leaves five sons and three daughters. Two of the latter-Messrs. John and Harold Bradley are in the loco. department, Goulburn. One of the daughters is in the postal department, Sydney. Mrs. Bradley was much respected.
Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), Sat 2 Sep 1916 , Page 2

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-27 05:24, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Bradley,  David (I209183)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I209183&tree=MP

Description: MR. D. BRADLEY The death occurred at St, Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, on Tuesday, of Mr. David Bandley, of 188 Birrell Street, Waverley, and formerly of Goulburn. The late Mr. Bradley was 84 year's of, age. Mr. Bradley, who was well known in this city, was born in Wollogorang In 1856. He lived in Goulburn for many years, but for the past 16 years had resided in Sydney. His wife predeceased him by 25 years, and he is survived by three sons, Jack (Goulburn), Harold and William, and two daughters, Sister Mary Adrian (Gundagai) and Kit (Mrs. Barrett).
Goulburn Evening Post (NSW : 1940 - 1954), Thursday 20 February 1941, page 4

BRADLEY. February 18, 1941, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, DAVID BRADLEY of 188 Birrell-street, Waverley (formerly of Goulburn), relict of the late Margaret Bradley and dear father of Evelyn (deceased), Frank (deceased), Jack (Goulburn), Harold, Sister Mary Adrian (Gundagai), Michael (deceased), Kit (Mrs. Barrett), and William; aged 84 years.  R.I.P.
 The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942), Thu 27 Feb 1941, Page 32

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-26 02:03, jim walford wrote:

Proposed Change: Hyde,  George Edmund (I15824)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I15824&tree=MP

Description: change name to George Edward Hyde add the following children
Alfred George Hyde refer previous message Sydney Joseph Hyde and Ivy may Hyde born abt 1922 queensland Australia as per George Death Certificate plus birth
regards,  jim walford
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-26 01:22, jim walford wrote:

Proposed Change: Hyde,  George Edmund (I15824)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I15824&tree=MP

Description: Hi Ian wish to add more children to George Edmund Hyde and ivy Alice.
Alfred George Hyde Born 1917 NSW 48358 Married Mildred Eunice Christensen about 1943 location of marriage unknown appears in the Electoral for Queensland in 1943.Alfred died Dec 2006 Ipswich Queensland as per Ryerson Index. His wife Mildred born 1918 Queensland 013376 Ancestry Died 1989 aged 71 years Queensland?

jim walford
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-25 19:29, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Goodwin,  Charlotte Harriett (I223458)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I223458&tree=MP

Description: Mrs. Charlotte Ayliffe, a well-known and highly-respected resident of Goulburn, passed away at the Goulburn District Hospital on August 24th at the age of 83. Born in Goulburn she had resided there all her life and was loved by all who knew her. Her husband, two sons and one daughter predeceased her. She leaves two sons (Arthur and Selby, of Goulburn), and four daughters (Mrs. W. Roots, residing with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Churchill, Kialla), Mrs. F. Honey (Goulburn), Mrs. B. Matthews (Goulburn), and Mrs. B. Stephens (Larbert). Two brothers, Isaac and John Goodwin (Goulburn) also survive. The funeral, which left the Goldsmith Street Methodist Church following a service, was conducted by Rev. Deane, assisted by Rev. Bradshaw and Alajor Batten. The funeral was largely attended and the many beautiful floral tributes and messages of sympathy received by the family were evidence of the high esteem in which the deceased lady was held. Major Vost (Salvation Army, Melbourne), is a foster daughter.
Crookwell Gazette (NSW : 1885 - 1954), Wednesday 17 September 1941, page 2

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-25 19:28, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Ayliffe,  Elijah Jennington (I223457)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I223457&tree=MP

Description: I think the death date should be 9/7/1922

At 11.15 a.m. on Sunday the death occurred of Mr. Elijah Jennington Ayliffe, a very old resident of Goulburn who had been for the past two years living in retirement at "Lagnicourt," Lagoon-street. The deceased was 67 years of age, and a native of Redfern, Sydney. When only nine years of age he came with his parents to this city, the family travelling on one of the first passenger trains to run here from the metropolis. Old inhabitants of this city will recall the manner in which the deceased's father, Mr. William Ayliffe, met his death during the 1870 flood. Whilst endeavouring to signal an incoming train the late Mr. Ayliffe, senior, was drowned near Conolly's flour mill.
Shortly after this the late Mr. Elijah Ayliffe, who was then only a small boy, joined the staff of Gllespie's old boot factory as an apprentice. After serving his apprenticeship he transferred to Baxter's factory, where he quickly rose to the rank of foreman. Mr. Ayliffe was at Baxter's for about 20 years. He was afterwards a traveller for 'Beale pianos, a postal assistant, and for a time assisting Mr. F. J. Clancy, a former sheriffs officer. About two years ago he resigned from the position of postman owing to ill-health. The deceased was a familiar figure in Goulburn. He made many friends, and always had a cheery word for every one. He was well acquainted with the early history of this city. Being a humourist, he always looked on the bright side of everything, and the anecdotes he used to delight in telling about men and events of the past were full of interest, while many were most amusing as well. For many years he had been treasurer of the local Protestant Alliance Friendly Society, and at the time of his decease was Past Master. Death was due to heart trouble, and he had only been seriously ill for a fortnight.
Mr. Ayliffe leaves a wife and eight children, 25 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The daughters are-Mrs. F. Baxter (Goulburn), Mrs. W. Roots (Goulburn), Miss Ethel Ayliffe (at home), Mrs. B. Matthews (Goulburn), and Mrs. S. Hobbs (Goulburn). The sons are-Messrs. Joe (Queanbeyan), Arthur (Goulburn), and Selby (Goulburn). Besides their own Mr and Mrs. Ayllffe reared three adopted children. His sister, Mrs. J. W. Wright, of Goulburn, is now the only surviving member of a family of 14 children.
Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), Tuesday 11 July 1922, page 4

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



From: judy shilton

Sent: Friday, 25 November 2016 11:23 AM

Subject: Proposed Change: Allen, Benjamin (I37024)


Proposed Change: Allen,  Benjamin (I37024)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I37024&tree=MP


Description: Hi Ian,


Firstly thanks for a great resource, and apologies for this long document. 

I am researching a particular story in my family line, and have come across several discrepancies that I hope some of the many other people looking in this family may already have more details about, and are willing to share, before I embark on more expensive research.  It is all very curious and interesting!

The family is that of Benjamin Allen 1819-1892 MP 37024 married to Ann Jane Waite 1824-1861 Another Benjamin Allen married an Ann

(Kukkeridge/Muggeridge) in Sydney about the same time and many of the family trees seem to include children of this marriage in our tree - particularly on Ancestry. 

On your database nine children are listed.  In their son's obituary, Benjamin Henry Allen 1848-1935, it is stated that .there were four sons and four daughters in the family, Mr B H Allen being the last surviving member..

On John Allen's BMD his father is recorded as James.  Does he really belong in our family?

William Allen, born in 1859, is recorded on the tree as Charles William and was baptised 11/3/1860 in St Matthias'.  Nothing much seems to be known about him.  His mother, Ann, died in 1861 after . a long illness of three years... is it likely that she would have had another child during this long illness?  Does anyone know what that illness was?

However, in a Trove article 6 March 1875, it says .. The following conditional purchases were made at the Bombala Land Office on Thursday 25th February - parish of Currowong:  Benjamin Allen, 320 acres, Josiah John Allen, 320 acres, Benjamin Henry Allen, 40 acres and William Allen 120 acres... Neither John nor Henry Thomas are included on this list.

Frances Elizabeth Allen, 1854-1922 also presents problems.  She is listed in a transcription of the All Saints church records as being baptised in 1851, three years before her BMD registration.  As registrations were usually taken from church records it would seem her BMD date of birth is incorrect.

It is possible that there were two children named Frances Elizabeth and the first child died, although there are no records to support this.  It also appears that she never married, yet there are children accredited to her.

Is there a family story here?

Lastly, all of this relates to the point of my research, which is Ann Frances Allen, 1857-1932.  She was my gg grandmother.  The brief version of the family story is that she always believed she was adopted, and felt that she perhaps had some indigenous background.  None of my research indicates that this is the case, but the story must have some basis in fact.  Little Ann's mother died when she was only three or four, and presumably was ill most of that time.  After HEAPS of research I suspect that it is more likely that Ann did get a 'new' mother because her father Benjamin, like so many before him, married again.  There is no evidence to support this in other family trees, but I have found a marriage relating to a Benjamin Allen and Alice Riley/Reilly nee Foxton in 1861 after the death of Ann Jane Waite.  I can't determine if this Benjamin was ours.  This Alice died just six years later in 1867.  Is it only coincidence that Anne Frances called my grandmother Alice? 

It would be really exciting if anyone else has family stories that can clarify or confirm my theory.

judy shilton

Hi Judy,

Your email will be included in the next newsletter and perhaps one or more of our readers may be able to help you.

Regards,  Ian



From:  "Stephanie Hinson"

Sent:  Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:05:41 +1300

Subject:  Bauer & Linger Descendants

I am currently in the process of tracing my family tree.
On searching for my Great Grandfathers family, I came across your reference in the Monaro Pioneers.

I believe there is an error with the indexes used, having received official documents here in NZ.
My great grandfather was Lawrence Herbert Bauer, born 1893, Bega, Australia, died 26.10.1956 Whangarei New Zealand. He married, Lillian Mary Amelia McClintock nee Dudley in 1932 in Whangarei, New Zealand. His parents are listed as Elizabeth Linger and Carl Bauer.
His sister, Mary Callaway nee Bauer is listed on his NZ Army record.
She had come to NZ with her husband, Sydney Thomas Callaway, married in 1893 in Sydney. He was a cricket player for AU and NZ. They had a son, Harold Callaway, who enlisted in the NZ army, and later returned to AU.

If you have any further references to these records, I would appreciate any information to are able to share with me to clarify.

Kind regards, Stephanie Hinson
Thank you Stephanie,

Regards,  Ian



From: Karen Chard
Sent: Monday, 21 November 2016 7:01 PM
Subject: John Scott- descendant of William Scott born 1810 (160712)

Hello Ian, 

             as requested I have forwarded a copy of John Scotts descendants. I do hope this format is acceptable. I am happy for you to use the information needed but please avoid using names of those still living (I'm sure you don't anyway). I'm happy to answer any questions I can.


Kindest regards,  Karen Chard nee Scott

President Okato and Districts Historic Society

Taranaki, NZ

Thank you Karen,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-18 03:57, Dale Liepins wrote:

Dear Ian,

I am writing to you about William Frederick Young person ID 17681. William served in the Anglo Boer War and he died in 1900 and is buried in St John's Canberra.

I am a committee member of the National Boer War Memorial Association and the committee is hoping to trace living members of Williams's family.  This is in the lead up to the opening of the Boer War memorial on Anzac Parade in 2017.

I am asking for any assistance you may be able to provide in this search.

I am happy if you pass on my details to any possible contact person.

Yours sincerely,  Ms Dale Liepins
Hi Dale,

The only contact email address we have is  XXXXXX@XXXXXXXXXX

Regards, Ian



On 2016-11-17 19:13, Donna Outtrim wrote:

Proposed Change: Taylor,  Keith A. (I220132)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I220132&tree=MP

Description: Hi, I have Keith Taylors death certificate and he died on the 21st June 1976 at the Maryborough Base Hospital in Queensland. Regards, Donna

Donna Outtrim
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-14 21:06, John Broomhead wrote:

Proposed Change: Ferguson,  Archibald (I79593)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I79593&tree=MP

Description: I spoke to Norma Ladmore who is Archibald mothers daughter and she says this is not Ferguson, Archibald

John Broomhead
Hi John,

Sorry, I just don't understand what point you are trying to make here?

Can you be more specific please?

Regards,  Ian 

This is not Archi Ferguson photo

Gaven Reid is not a person but Gweneth Baker


Hi John,

I posted the following on the Monaro Pioneers Facebook page ....

"Hi Folks, we have this photo in our database identified as Archibald Ferguson, husband of Emmiline Jane Jaggers but I have received an email disputing this. Can anyone identify who the person is in this photo before I remove it from Archibald's record?"

and I received the following confirmation that the photo we show as Archibald Ferguson is correct.

"This photo is definitely of my grandfather Archibald Ferguson, who was the first husband of Emaline Jane Jaggers. Emaline married another man after my grandfathers death I only know his last name which was was "Rose". Archibald and Emaline (Janie) were the parents of my mother Annie Lyla Ferguson who married Frederick David Gough.. .I have a copy of this photo. Please contact me for further information..

Rhonda Gough"

Regards, Ian



On 2016-11-14 21:08, John Broomhead wrote:

Proposed Change: Reid,  Norma (I99388)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I99388&tree=MP

Description: Her real name is Norma Baker on birth cert not Reid. Reid was her step father

John Broomhead
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian





On 2016-11-14 07:27, Geoff McMillan wrote:

Proposed Change: Roach,  Matthew (I98466)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I98466&tree=MP

Description: Please advise where / how to add pictures.  I have pictures of headstones for Matthew Roach and his two brothers, William and Thomas who did not return from the Great War.
The pictures were taken by me in October this year during visits to their gravesites.
kind regards,  Geoff
Please send copies of the images to me with caption descriptions and I will add them to the appropriate records.

Regards, Ian

Hi Ian,

Please find attached headstone pictures for;


Matthew Roach

494 Cpl 25th Bn AIF

Puchevillers commonwealth  cemetery, France

Died of wounds 4/8/1916


Thomas Roach

2582 Lcpl 36th Bn AIF

St Edith's Church, Baverstock UK

Died of Pneumonia 21/1/1918


William Roach

28176 Gnr Aust Field Artillery 

Tincourt New British cemetery, France

Died of wounds 9/10/1918


Pictures taken by G&F McMillan October 2016

Kind regards,  Geoff

Thank you Geoff,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-14 03:40, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Dickinson,  Gladys Ida (I113790)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I113790&tree=MP

Description: Born: 1 May 1889, Hobart, Tasmania. LINC Tasmania Names Index 1889/ 983695 Resource: RGD33/1/16 no 993

Gregory McInnes
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-14 03:19, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Dickinson,  Harold Jules (I113792)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I113792&tree=MP

Description: Born: 14 January 1887, Hobart, Tasmania. LINC Tasmania Names Index 1887/ 981177 Resource: RGD33/1/15 no 53

Cremated: 23 March 1971

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) 25 March 1971

DICKINSON, Harold Jules. -
March 15, 1971, at Winston Hills, loved father of Victor, Marjorie, Franklin, Shirley and Harvey, father-in-law of Joan, George and Shirley.
Privately cremated March 23, 1971.

Married: 1916, Margeurite Josephine ALDRICH. NSW BDM 1916/502

1. Victor Jules DICKINSON
2. Marjorie Josephine DICKINSON
3. Franklin John Dickinson
4. Shirley DICKINSON
5. Harvey James Dickinson

Gregory McInnes
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-14 03:07, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Dickinson,  Olive Clara (I113793)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I113793&tree=MP

Description: Born: 11 January 1891. Hobart, Tasmania. LINC Tasmanian Names Index 1891/ 985956 Resource: RGD33/1/17 no 1119

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) 25 March 1971

DICKINSON, Olive Clara. -
March 19, 1971, at Chatswood, sister of Harold and Percy (both deceased). Privately cremated March 23, 1971.

Gregory McInnes
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-14 02:54, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Gibbs,  Nathaniel Hart (I113388)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I113388&tree=MP

Description: Funeral: 9 May 1940, Kirby & Son Private Mortuary Chapel, 265 Elizabeth St, Sydney, NSW

Cremated: 9 May 1940, Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, NSW

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) Thursday 9 May 1940 Page 8


GIBBS.-The Funeral of the late NATHANIEL HART GIBBS will leave our Private Mortuary Chapel, 265 Elizabeth Street, THIS THURSDAY, after service commencing at 2 p.m. for the
Rookwood Crematorium.
           MRS P KIRBY and SON PTY., LTD.,
                                 265 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
       'Phone M2221-2

Occupation: 28 June 1897. Probationary Constable No. 7108  1 Aug 1898 - 2 Feb 1900 (Discharged). Ordinary Constable No. 7108 Source: NSW Police Gazette 1854-1930

1903 - 1940. Grazier. Source Electoral Rolls

1912 Yarrowlumla Shire (NSW) Councillor

Queanbeyan Age (NSW) Friday 9 April 1912 page 5

          Yarrowlumla Shire Council.
              Extraordinary Election.
IN accordinance with Ordinance 8 (8) under the Local Government Act 1906, I this day declare NATHANIEL HART GIBBS duly elected unopposed as Councillor of B Riding of Yarrowlumla Shire.
                            GERALD O'HANLON,
                            Returning Officer.
          Shire Council Chambers,  Queanbeyan, 18th April, 1912.

Gregory McInnes
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



From: "stopperwien"

Sent:  Sat, 12 Nov 2016 10:09:12 +1100

Subject:  James Henry Griffin murdered 28.2.1884 Surry Hills, Sydney.


I've read on your web page as a result of my online searching for information about this event that you say that this man was married on 23.3.1883 in Sydney.

I am just trying to confirm that the James Henry Griffin who was murdered on 28.2.1884 was my great grandfather however, he could not have been married on a date in 1883 in Sydney as he was a prisoner in Yatala jail in Adelaide, not released until 18.1.1884.

I am attaching my James Henry Griffins prison record which shows his date of release.

Are you able to provide any further information to show which James Henry Griffin was murdered on 28.2.1884?

Sheryl Topperwien 

Hi Sheryl,

The information we have is as supplied to us and we don't have any other information that might link our James Henry Griffin to the man you detailed. 

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-10 23:06, Trevor Davison wrote:

Proposed Change: Griffiths,  Mary Ann Elizabeth (I121254)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I121254&tree=MP

Description: Mary Ann GRIFFITHS was born 7 Mar 1847 at Walton on the Hill, Lancashire.

Trevor Davison
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-10 23:04, Trevor Davison wrote:

Proposed Change: Griffiths,  Thomas (I120392)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I120392&tree=MP

Description: Thomas GRIFFITHS was born 3 Sep 1844 at Walton on the Hill, Lancashire, which is not at Ulverston.

Trevor Davison
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-10 23:02, Trevor Davison wrote:

Proposed Change: Seward,  Mary Ann (I32095)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I32095&tree=MP

Description: Mary Ann SEWARD was born 15 Apr 1818 at Ulverston, Lancashire.

Trevor Davison
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



From: Joye Walsh
Sent: 2016-11-10 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: Monaro Pioneer's Newsletter - October 2016

Hi David


Thank you for another interesting newsletter. I do like the way you replied to the negative comment! 


Further to the mention of John Ramsey ID 136173, his son James b 7.4.1872 married Ann Adamson Reid in 1790. She already had a daughter Bertha b 12.7.1885

Bertha's Birth was Registered as Reid, [Bega 18944/1885] but she took the name Ramsey after her mother married James.


On her marriage to William Rixon in Bombala 31.12.1907 Bertha gave her parent's names as James Ramsey & Ann Adamson.


Cheers, Joye

Hi Ian,

An update from Joye re the Ramsey family.

Cheers,  David

Thank you Joye,

Regards,  Ian



From: June Love
Sent: Thursday, 10 November 2016 3:36 PM
Subject: The name Seymour Redbank as applied to a land grant per John Love





Hi Ian


I have previously drawn a blank in searching as to where this “Seymour Redbank” land grant may have been located. Today I found the above reference to “Redbank” along the Hawkesbury. Given that some of the earliest land grantees later received grants around the Hawkesbury, I’m inclined to think that this may have in fact been the (possible) location. No doubt it is recorded somewhere in the archives, but it’s nice to have somewhere to start looking, and possibly have it narrowed down somewhat.


If that proves correct, then I think that covers all the locations of each of his land grants for my records.


Thanks for yours and David’s good work.

King regards,  June



On 2016-11-10 00:43, Sue elliott wrote:

Proposed Change: Weston,  John (I2736)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I2736&tree=MP

Description: Please add a daughter to Christiana Weston And Frederick Ryder Macpherson.   
Lorna Doone Macpherson born 5/11/1911 in Rix's Creek Singleton NSW married Rodney Keith Wrench 1941 NSW she Died 1941 Burwood NSW

Sue elliott
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-09 19:08, Robert Thomson wrote:

Proposed Change: Roberson,  Agnes Lydia (I78260)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I78260&tree=MP

Description: Agnes Lydia Roberson (178260), my grandmother, died on 2 April 1955

Robert Thomson
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian


From: John Hammond
Sent: Saturday, 13 July 2013 12:16 PM
Subject: William Pitt Hammond

Dear Sir Madam

I refer to an entry in your database for William Patrick Hammond

·  ID: I135798

·  Name: William Patrick HAMMOND

·  Given Name: William Patrick

·  Surname: Hammond

·  Sex: M

·  Death: Y 1

Marriage 1 Catherine GOGGIN b: 1870 in Araluen, NSW

·       Married: 10 Feb 1895 in Bungendore, NSW 2


1.      Thomas F. HAMMOND b: 28 Apr 1896 in Captains Flat, NSW

2.      William Patrick HAMMOND b: 1897 in Captains Flat, NSW

3.      Mary Jessie L. HAMMOND b: 6 Jul 1899 in Captains Flat, NSW

4.      Charles R. P. HAMMOND b: 10 Oct 1901 in Cobargo, NSW

5.      Jack HAMMOND b: 1906 in Cobargo, NSW

6.      Joseph Pitt HAMMOND b: 1909 in Bega, NSW

William Patrick Hammond is named incorrectly.  He is William Pitt Hammond, details as below:

William Pitt6 Hammond  (William Simmons5, John4, John3 Hammonds, Thomas2 Hammond, Thomas1) was born 7 December 1870 in Hobart, Tasmania, and died 7 February 1947 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.  He married Catherine Goggin1 10 February 1895 in Bungendore, New South Wales, daughter of Daniel Goggin and Mary Goggin.  She was born 7 November 1870 in Araluen, New South Wales, and died 3 May 1948 in Canberra Community Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Notes for William Pitt Hammond:

Birth of William Pitt Hammond

HAMMOND -On 7th December, Mrs. W S Hammond, of a son.

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860-1954)  Saturday 31 December 1870  Page 2 of 4


Mr W. P. Hammond was born on 7th December 1870 at Hobart Tasmania, where he spent his early years.   At the age of 19 he crossed over to the mainland and was at Captain's Flat during the boom days in the nineties and took a leading part in the sporting and civic activities of that town, being secretary of the racing, cricket, and football clubs, a foundation member of the School of Arts and secretary of the Progress   Committee, the election for members of same being conducted on the same basis as the Parliamentary elections, a full day being set aside for the voting and a polling booth established with returning officer, poll clerk, and scrutineers. From 1901 to 1921 he   resided at Cobargo on the South Coast     of N.S.W., where he was engaged in business and was identified with all the public bodies of that town, being president of the cricket and football clubs, Chairman of the Park Trust     and a committee man of the A. P. and H. Society and School of Arts. In 1902 he assisted in the formation of a branch of the A.L.P., and was elected president, which office he held during the remaining of his residence in Cobargo. He was also president of the first Electoral Council for Eden- Monaro. He has been a resident of Canberra for nine years and is a member of the local executive of the A.W.U. and Vice-President of the A.L.P.

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926-1954)  Friday 16 May 1930  Page 7 of 8



The death of William Pitt Hammond, of Ainslie, has removed one of the pioneers of the Labour movement in Canberra and a well-known identity since the early construction days of the National Capital.

The late Mr. Hammond was born in Hobart in 1870 and when a young man participated in the Western Australian gold rush in the early nineties. 

After working for some time in Western Australia, he returned to Captain's Flat, which was then experiencing the first signs of a gold boom and set up in business there. He married in 1899 and later moved to Cobargo, where he took over the Post Office Hotel. The deceased left Cobargo in 1921 and arrived in Canberra early in 1922.  He became a clerk to the late Jerry Dillon, foreman of the sewer construction gang, and one of the most dynamic men the capital has known. He transferred in later years to the Parks and Gardens, retiring in 1940, although during the war years he was employed as a reader at the Government Printing-office. 

He was a foundation member of the A.L.P., which was formed in Canberra in 1927, and with Mr. S. J. Blumenthal and Mr. A. E. Gardiner was appointed to a special Disputes Committee by the then Minister for Interior (Arthur Blakely).

The late Mr. Hammond nominated for the first Advisory Council in 1930 as an A.L.P. candidate, but was unsuccessful.       

He was one of the staunch men   of the industrial movement in Can- berra and fought tirelessly for better conditions for workers. We lost a good fighter in the late Mr. Ham- mond, said the secretary of the   A.C.T. Trades and Labour Council (Mr. S. J. Blumenthal) yesterday.

Mr. Blumenthal added that when the deceased became interested in a case, he worked so tirelessly that he  often forgot his own well-being.

The deceased is survived by a   widow, Mrs. Catherine Hammond, a daughter Jessie (Mrs. Roberts), and four sons, Pat, Jack, Joe and Fred. Two of his sons, Frank and Charles,   pre-deceased him.

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926-1954)  Tuesday 11 February 1947  Page 2 of 4

For your information

John Hammond

Thank you,

Can you please tell me if one of his sons Jack Hammond served in the army in WW2?

Top of Form

Service Australian Army
Service Number  N391101
Date of Birth   31 Jan 1896    
Place of Birth  COBARGO, NSW   
Date of Enlistment      27 Mar 1942    
Locality on Enlistment  BRADDON, ACT   
Place of Enlistment     PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin     HAMMOND, CATHERINE     
Date of Discharge       3 Jun 1944     
Rank    Private
Posting at Discharge    13 GARRISON BATTALION  
WW2 Honours and Gallantry       None for display       
Prisoner of War No     
Bottom of Form

I know the birth year is 20 years earlier than the NSW BDM registration but the NOK is Catherine (mother) and there are no other Jack or John Hammonds born in the Bega district in that 20 year period.   The BDM Index is often incorrect.

Regards,  Ian

Hello Ian,

I came across this site whilst looking for a William Patrick Hammond and found an entry for William Pitt Hammond.   I am aware they are two different people.

A correction was posed by a ‘John Hammond’ for the Newsletter No 7 for 2013.

The “John Hammond’ is not the same John Hammond as myself but I would like to make contact with him.

As such could you please send an email to the contributor John Hammond requesting that he get in touch with myself and I give permission to give my contact details in the email to him as follows:

John Hammond

Hello John,

MP has received the following email from another John Hammond regarding your 2013 email to MP regarding William Pitt Hammond. He would like to talk with you.


David Knox

Newsletter Editor

Monaro Pioneers

Hello David

Thank you for passing on the request from my namesake, also of Brisbane.

I will contact him and have a chat.

Regards, John Hammond



On 2016-11-09 08:30, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: De Smet,  Agnes Valarie (I113729)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I113729&tree=MP

Description: The Age (Queanbeyan, NSW) Tuesday 19 July 1907 Page 3

READERS will sympathise with Mr. and Mrs.
A. DeSmet, of Canberra, upon hearing the sad news of the death of their little daughter Agnes, aged 7 years. The circumstances
surrounding the death are very sad indeed, and the benign manner in which the residents of Canberra and surrounding districts took the treatment of this pitiful case in hands only goes to prove the amount of sincere sympathy shown towards the parents and relatives of a young girl cut off so early in life. It transpires that the deceased about four months ago was afflicted, by some unknown cause, with a paralytic stroke (somewhat similar to that of the poor boy Marty, whose death was recently reported in this paper) and was admitted to the local hospital. During her time in the hospital under the diligent care of both medical officers Mr. and Mrs. J. White, of Canberra, organised a subscription by which means some 16 pound 8/- were raised, and an invalid's chair was purchased. About five weeks ago, however, the invalid was discharged from the hospital but no recovery was imminent. On
Saturday last she contracted a cold, which developed bronchitis. This was the immediate cause of her death, which took place
yesterday morning at 3 o'clock, though the end was greatly attributable to her breathing being affected by the paralysis. The
funeral was to take place this afternoon at 8 o'clook. We hear that Mr and Mrs White suggest donating the invalid's chair to the
local hospital. 

Gregory McInnes
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-09 04:34, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: De Smet,  Ida Mary (I113780)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I113780&tree=MP

Description: Ida and Ernest Dickinson divorced 1902.

Queanbeyan Age (NSW) Wednesday 4 June 1902 Page 2

In the Divorce court on Wednesday, Ida May Dickinson, formerly De Smet, sought a divorce from Ernest Verner Dickinson on the ground of desertion for three years and upwards. The marriage took place in this town in 1886, according to the rites of the Wesleyan Church. A decree nisi was granted, returnable in three months, petitioner to have custody of the children.

Gregory McInnes
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-09 03:45, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: De Smet,  Emma Maria (I113779)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I113779&tree=MP

Description: Divorced: 1902

Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW) Saturday 29 November 1902 Page 4

                           Jacob v. Jacob.
In the Divorce Court on Wednesday, Mr. Hodgson, instructed by Mr. R. E. Cunningham, appeared for the petitioner in the above matter. In
the suit Emma Maria Jacob, formerly De Smet, petitioned for a dissolution of her marriage with Alexander Robert Jacob on the ground of desertion.
The parties were married at Queanbeyan in August, 1884, according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church. They lived together until October of the same year, when respondent, a bank clerk, told his
wife he had been removed from Queanbeyan, and left there. Petitioner had only seen him once since, though there had been correspondence between them. The last money she received from him was in 1896. A decree nisi for the dissolution of the marriage was granted, and made returnable in three months.

Gregory McInnes
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2016-11-09 03:31, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: De Smet,  Charles Emanuel (I113781)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I113781&tree=MP

Description: Married: 16 January 1907, Christ Church, Queanbeyan

The Age (Queanbeyan, NSW) Friday 25 January 1907 Page 2

ON Wednesday, the 16th instant, at Christ Church, Queanbeyan, by the Rev. W. M. White, Mr. Charles De Smet and Miss Ada Louisa Colverwell were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The bride, who was attired in a pretty costume of cream silk was attended by her sister, Miss Ruth Colverwell, who wore cream nun's veiling. The bridegroom's brother, Mr. A. De Smet, acted as best man.
The wedding breakfast was served at the residence of the bride's mother (Burbong), where the young couple received the congratulations of their many friends. Mr. and Mrs. De Smet
received some handsome and costly presents. The gift of the bridegroom to the bride was a gold bracelet set with diamonds and to the bridesmaid a gold brooch.

Gregory McInnes
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian


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