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2017 Number 04





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From: Neil Jamieson
Sent: Friday, 28 April 2017 12:32 PM
Subject: Comments


Comments: Hello again.


You know your site is fantastic, thank you to all those who have worked at this.


I ask again for help.


Below is info from your site, I have tried my best, short of paying heaps of $$$ to get beyond the Alexander (1) position.


If anyone has a suggestion, I  would appreciate it, I have joined various  Irish based sites and done, no good.


I cannot verify the County Monaghan birth nor marriage of Alexander(1) nor birth of his son Robert.


Have not been able to source any book about the Jamiesons by Bob Gollan nor find any of the researchers listed on the pioneers index ?


Any help would be appreciated.


Regards,   Neil.

Hi Neil,

Our newsletter is due out next week.   Your emails will be included and perhaps after that you might receive a response.

Regards, Ian



From: Gail Kerrison]
Sent: 2017-04-18 12:45 PM
Subject: D McKay"s of Delegate


Dear David,

I am hoping someone  might have some photos of the homestead owned by the McKay Family from “Wallendibby” (one of several ways of spelling it)  Nr Delegate NSW. 

I have a lot of information about the family but very,   very few photos of Donald, married to Louisa,   Mac, Albert Edward married to Isabella Voilet and their families.

Many thanks, Gail Kerrison




Graham Austin


2017-04-12 05:12


Re: Comments (Login)

I have came across many road blocks on the burial place of  Michael Finlay (Coroners at Goulburn) States buried in Goulburn district, no records where.
I have search all cemeteries information in and around Goulburn ,even the Queanbeyan area. Through council records and church records ( he was a catholic at marriage ) BDM of NSW stated records lost or destroyed in the period I was hoping through your new letter someone might be able to help me.
I was born in Murrumburrah were 4 generation come from Michael Finlay coroners in 1843 (Goulburn) His son Edward and her daughter Elvina are buried at Murrumburrah
I have a book of all burial in Murrumburrah district till 2000, if readers need information
Jugiong , galong currawong and Wombat too
Hope you can help me
 Hi Graham,
 Murrumurrah is just a bit out of our interest area but happy to include your request in our next newsletter.
 Regards,  Ian

that would be great
Somewhere someone might know where  Ian Finlay finalise place of rest

Could be in Monaro area
any help would be great
love a copy of your newsletter
thanks again


From: wmugridge
Sent: 2017-05-09 1:50 PM


Dear David, please put in newsletter, i am looking for a photo of Mary Ada Skipper, mother of Ernest Hugh Mugridge, my dad Hughie, as he was known

my dad went, through his entire life of 86 years ,without seeing at least a photo of his mum, IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE, CAN HELP,,???Wayne





From: Lesley Egen
Sent: Thursday, 4 May 2017 8:05 AM

Hello Ian,

This one might required some sorting out, sorry.


I am looking at THOMAS HIGGS family and see there are TWO on MP. One Thomas is a child of JESSE & ANNE and the other a child of JOSHUA & ANN, both around the Braidwood area.


When looking on NSW BDM there is only ONE birth registered (1849) which is the year of birth stated for BOTH Thomas’

If you put in either dates of birth 21.9.1849 or 26.4.1849 up comes the SAME registration number 2182/1849 V18492182 34A (yes I agree this could be a BDM issue).


MP state one Thomas (26 April) as dying 27.3.1922; BDM have for that date 1887/1922, father Joshua; Ryerson have SMH 6.4.1922 page 8 the date of death 27.3.1922 and the family listed does appear to be correct.


MP state the other Thomas (21 Sep) as dying 2 MARCH 1929; BDM 17633/1929 the date 16.7.1929, father Jesse; Ryerson have SMH 18 JULY 1929 page 10 the date of death as 16.7.1929, age 80, husband of Elizabeth.


Both mothers are Ann and Anne.


I have looked but not noticed WHO the contributors are to BOTH of these sites. I wonder if you could maybe approach ‘whoever’ and suggest the info be checked for accuracy.


You might also confirm to me if the BIRTH information should be brought to the attention of NSW BDM (i.e., both dates having the same registration number).


Knowing MP do such a wonderful job in all areas is why I pose these curly questions to you.  Keep up the good work, we all appreciate your efforts,

LE (Qld)

Hi Lesley, 

Obviously we have the wrong death date for the second Thomas Higgs and I have amended our records accordingly, thanks for letting us know.


Familysearch confirm the birth details for Thomas Higgs born to Jesse Higgs and Ann ...


Thomas Higgs

Australia Births and Baptisms


Thomas Higgs



Christening Date

27 Nov 1849

Christening Place

Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia

Birth Date

26 Apr 1849


New South Wales, Australia

Father's Name

Jesse Higgs

Mother's Name



As to tilting at the BDM windmill, I have never tried doing that so if you decide to attempt it I would be interested in how and if you succeed.

Regards, Ian

Thanks Ian, that is one Thomas sorted I really am concentrating on the other Thomas born to Joshua and Anne and married to Bridget Noonan.


As for BDM I have actually had two records ‘altered’ over the last several years when I produced proof of their error.

I will certainly keep you updated on how I get on with this case.

Regards,  Lesley



From: Dianne Robinson
Sent: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 2:53 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Family: Robinson, Francis Edward / Beileiter, Susan Jane


Proposed Change: Family: Robinson,  Francis Edward / Beileiter,  Susan Jane

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/familygroup.php?familyID=F149278&tree=MP


Description: Susan Constance Beileiter is the correct name. She was my grandmother


Dianne Robinson

Hi Dianne,

Neither of the BDM transcriptions we have for your Grandmother show her name as Susan Constance, is there a reason for the name variations?

Regards, Ian



From: Julia Waddell
Sent: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 11:17 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Waddell, F.M. (I55443)


Proposed Change: Waddell,  F.M. (I55443)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I55443&tree=MP


Description: Hi Ian,


Not sure if you are interested, but my Aunty FM Waddell-Smith (her first name was Faye with an e) passed away on the 2nd October 2015.  You may wish to update your records, also would you like me to find out what year she was born in.  Thank you, regards, Julia Waddell


Julia Waddell

Hi Julie,

Thank you for letting us know.

We have Faye’s birth as 15/8/1921 in our records, we would appreciate knowing where she was born and where she died though.

Regards, Ian



From: Ros Weston
Sent: Sunday, 30 April 2017 12:29 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Thompson, Peter Denis (I66697)


Proposed Change: Thompson,  Peter Denis (I66697)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I66697&tree=MP


Description: Peter Denis Thompson Born 1st July 1896


Ros Weston

Thank 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
Thames-Coromandel, New Zealand
Thank you Stephanie,

Regards, Ian


With the DNA services and family sharing available on Ancestry, I would like to add further information to my previous email to you. 

I have made DNA matches with a descendant of John Sydney Bauer who married Edith Ruby Hepburn. Our common ancestors are George Carl Bauer and Elizabeth Linger. 

This confirms that our family member Lawrence Herbert Bauer  who married Lillian McClintock nee Dudley in 1932 in NZ is correct, along with my other DNA matches connecting the families together. 

Regards,  Stephanie Hinson
Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Karilyn Pawley
Sent: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:15 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Shelley, Elsie Alice (I100443)


Proposed Change: Shelley,  Elsie Alice (I100443)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I100443&tree=MP


Description: Elsie Alice USSHER nee SHELLEY

d. 31 October 1940 30 Wentworth Road, Homebush, NSW

bur. Rookwood Crematorium

m. 17 August 1905 All Saints' Church, Tumut, NSW

spouse: Neville James Ussher b. 1879 Kew, Melbourne, Victoria. d. 28 February 1943 bur. Rookwood Crematorium


Tumut Advocate & Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW) Tuesday 8 February 1910 p2


On Thursday last Mr W. J. Shelley's daughter Elsie (Mrs Neville Ussher), with her husband and child, left Sydney for the Hebrides, per the French mail steamer Pacifique. They have had six months change in Tumut. Mrs W. J. Shelley also went with them, and will remain with them on the islands for six months. Mrs Shelley, who has taken a fore- most part in the social and religious welfare of her many friends on Tumut Plains, found a tinge of regret on parting, though even temporarily ; but the trip was deemed benefi- cial, pleasing to her respected daughter and son-in-law, and the conditions of life obtain- ing on the islands must prove fascinating and instructive We, with her many friends, wish her bon voyage, a good time and a safe return with rejuvenated health.


Sydney Morning Herald Friday 1 November 1940 p8


USSHER. October 31, 1940, Elsie Alice, dearly loved wife of Neville J. Ussher, of 38 Wentworth Road, Homebush (formerly of New Hebrides), and dear mother of Clifford, Alice (Mrs. Keith Newton), and Milton.


Neville James Ussher

Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 13 May 1902


Brief sketches of the careers of eight of the selected squadron officers were published in yesterday's Herald". Appended are short notices of the remaining eight who are in camp. Four more officers are to be appinted when the battalion reaches South Africa from New South Wales men already serving there:- (one of, being) Lieutenant Neville James Ussher, of D squadron, has already had 17 months experience of active service in South Africa, he having been a member of the second detachment of Australian horse that accom panied the 2nd New South Wales Mounted In fantry. His corps was attached to General French's column and he was present at many engagements, including Poplar Grove. Lieutenant Ussher was born in Melbourne. He has been for four years a member of the Gundagai Half-squadron of Australian Horse.


Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 2 March 1943 p8

USSHER-February 28 1943 Neville James beloved husband of the late Elsie Ussher and   loving father of Clifford (A.I.F. prisoner of war Malaysia) Alice (Mr. H. K. Newton) and Milton (A.I.F. New Guinea)

USSHER-The Relatives and Friends of Chaplain and Mrs C. Ussher, Mr and Mrs H. K. Newton and Sgt. and Mrs M. Ussher are invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Father Neville James to leave the Metropolitan Funeral Home Railway Parade. Burwood This Day, after a service commencing at 11 a m for the Crematorium Rookwood.


Children of marriage

1. William Neville 'Willie' b.1906 Tumut d. 22 July 1909Nguna, New Hebrides

2. Clifford Edward b. 20 Aug 1908 Tiriki Island, Vila d. 8 Oct. 1993 at Bathurst.

3. Alice Mafguerite b. 20 Dec 1911 Tiriki Island, Vila d. 22 may 1981 late of Homebush, NSW

4. Milton Graeme b. 20 feb 1913 Tiriki Island, Vila


Karilyn Pawley

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



From: Rachel sackley
Sent: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:53 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Power, Thomas (I71157)


Proposed Change: Power,  Thomas (I71157)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I71157&tree=MP


Description: Thomas Power was born around 1807/8 and was a red coat. coming out on the hooghly with his wife Isabella and daughter Jane he was born in Kerry,ireland. He went to Norfolk island in 1834/35 and later stationed with his family in Sydney as a private with the 1st 50 Regiment queens own foot. later settling in Cooma


Rachel sackley

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



Subject: Nancy Hummich Morris nee Bradley

Date: 24-04-2017 11:06

From: Dan Maguire


Can you please assist me with the following regarding confirmation of my



I have been passed on the information from my sister which was filled in

by my aunty.


I reviewed your website regarding Monaro Pioneers.




I would like to confirm the information regarding Mary Bradley who was

indigenous and is my great, great, great, great gandma.


I have attached a family tree and an overview on George Morris and Nancy



Kind regards,  Dan Maguire

Hi Ian,

Are you able to assist?

Cheers,  David


Yes, I have already responded.

Regards, Ian



From: Francis Wynne
Sent: Saturday, 22 April 2017 8:15 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Hurst, Emma (I331294)


Proposed Change: Hurst,  Emma (I331294)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I331294&tree=MP


Description: HI, Emma Wynne nee Sewell is the wrong Emma that married Patrick.

Patricks wife was Emma Hurst, the daughter of James Hurst and Wilhelmina Geyer/

I have the birth certificate of her daughter Una, where it states Emma is 36 years of age in 1910 therefore making her birth in 1874 0r 1875, not 1879'

It upset my tree as I had to further research to verify.

Yours sincerely

Francis James Wynne

Thank you for letting us know.

Regards, Ian



On 2017-04-21 18:53, Judith wrote:

Hello Ian

I have written previously related to Robert Allendale Campbell and Mary Agnes Walsh (Wallace). This is an update.

As a reminder of the background, Robert Allendale Campbell had 2 life partners, the first, his wife Mary Ann Good, who died in 1888 and by whom he had one short-lived child. He then was with another Mary Agnes and while there is no record of formal marriage, they nevertheless had multiple children. My dilemma has been to confirm who Mary Agnes was.

Further research led me to the conclusion that Mary Agnes Good was the mother to Robert’s first child, William, and my great grandmother was Mary Walsh, the mother to Robert’s other children and that Mary Walsh took on the identity of Mary Good. An early case of fraud identity! My DNA test has now confirmed my previous assumptions and my connection to the Walsh family.

Do you think it is possible to update Mary Agnes Walsh’s entry and delete reference to Wallace which is incorrect. Please let me know if you need any further details or clarification.

If you want more details:

Parents: Denis (1828-1908) and Elizabeth (nee Slaven) (1841-1922) WALSH. Siblings: Joseph WALSH (1865–1947); Margaret WALSH (1866–1952); Annie WALSH (1868–1951); John Joseph WALSH (1872–1958); Denis WALSH (1876–1904); Edward WALSH (1877–); Patrick WALSH (1879–) and Bridget Esther WALSH (1881–1956).

I note there are other Slaven/Slavin on the site but I am not sure of connections.

By the way, do you have any contact details for anyone contributing information related to the above families. It would be nice to make contact.

Thank you for a marvellous website.

Best wishes,  Judith

Thank you Judith, your requested update has been made.

We don't have any contact information for that family unfortunately.

Regards,  Ian 


From: "Allen Gibbon" 
Sent: Tuesday, 18 Apr, 2017 At 10:41 AM
Subject: Notes - Louisa Caroline Herberger  (1819 - 1907)

Hi Ian,

Below are notes for the subject person.


Louisa Herberger is almost certainly the sister of Carl (Charles) Ludwig  Herberger born in Saint Andreasberg in 1823. His German occupation was stated as  a miner which was the same occupation of Louisa’s husband August Schlick. Carl  and his wife arrived in Adelaide in 1847 which was 2 years earlier than August  and Louisa. During the next 10 years there was constant contact between the  Herbergers and Schlicks.

In 1860 August’s timber mill business failed and August headed for the  Kiandra gold fields. At about the same time Carl left Adelaide and had  uncollected mail addressed to him at Kiandra. It is almost certain that they  travelled together. Both had a history of gold prospecting. August left his wife  Louisa and their 5 children in Adelaide. Louisa informed the Destitute Board  that she had been deserted and was given assistance.

In late 1861 August returned from the Monaro and shortly after the family  set off in a horse drawn wagon for Nimmo where August had arranged to construct  another timber mill. The whereabouts of Carl’s wife and child from 1860 to 1862  is not known however it is likely that they remained in Adelaide and both the Schlicks and Herbergers travelled together to the Monaro with the  Herbergers  heading for Cathcart.

Louisa and August  remained in the Nimmo/Adaminaby area until 1884. In  that year they bought land in Chapman Street Cooma and built a modest brick  cottage which they lived in for the rest of their lives. The cottage is still  standing and occupied.

Regards Allen

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian


From: "Allen Gibbon" 
Sent: Monday, 17 Apr, 2017 At 3:19 PM
Subject: Notes - Mary Wilhelmina Schlick (1849 - 1937)

Hi Ian,


I have found two more females who do not have written notes. This is the  first note.


Mary was the first of the Schlick children born in Australia. She spent her  pre-teenage years in the Adelaide Hills where her father, August, operated a  timber mill. In 1860 the mill business failed and August headed for the Kiandra  gold rush leaving his wife and 5 children behind. Her mother turned to the  Destitute Board for help.


In late 1861, August returned and took the family overland to Nimmo on the  Monaro. At Nimmo Station he set up another saw mill and was open for business in  early 1863.


By 1870 Mary had met ex gold miner and now grazier John Feilen. He lived at  Rhine Falls. They married in 1871 and about a year later they moved to  “Greendale” situated about 6 km west of Cooma. They remained at Greendale until  John retired in 1914 then they moved to a 9 acre hobby farm overlooking the  Parramatta River at Ermington. Spinster daughters Mary and Mabel went with them.  Mabel became housekeeper and carer for her aging parents and epileptic sister  Mary. John died in 1921 and Mabel was very ill. Their doctor suggested that they  move to the Southern Highlands. They moved to Wingello, however, Mabel’s  condition worsened and she died from breast cancer in 1922.


At age 18, granddaughter Olive was sent to housekeep at Wingello. When she  married  and left Wingello in 1926, daughter Mary was admitted to Kenmore  Psychiatric Hospital at Goulburn. With hired help and visits by relatives, Mary  (senior) remained at Wingello until she passed away in 1937.


Regards   Allen

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2017-04-14 04:30, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Emery,  Simeon (I127866)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I127866&tree=MP


An inquest was held yesterday, by the acting Coroner, at his office, touching the death of Simeon Emery, who died at the Infirmary on Monday night from injuries received on the tramway on Monday. Superintendent Roberts, of the Tramway Department, was present. The jury having inspected the body, the following evidence was adduced :Daniel Allen, pastor at the Castlereagh-street Baptist Church, deposed that the body just viewed by the Coroner and jury was that of a man named Simeon Emery, aged 79 years, who had been a baptist minister for about 50 years, but had not officiated through age for the last 10 years ; deceased was a native of Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, and had left a family of three sons and two daughters. Samuel de Lissa deposed : I am a merchant carrying on business in Barrack-street ; I never saw deceased before Monday, when I took my seat in the front seat of the rear car in the 1.5 tram for Moore Park; this was at the office in Elizabeth-street; I was sitting on the extreme corner of the seat furthest from the office: after the tram started I saw deceased run up to the car and catch hold of the brass handle against which I was sitting ; he made two or three ineffectual attempts to get on the step; then I and several others called out to him to let go ; deceased would not let go, notwithstanding that he was being carried off his feet ; he clung on still tighter ; he then let go, and fell well clear of the tram, but he then caught the stepping board with his hands, and his feet swept round underneath; he then let go the stepping board, and the momentum of the tram turned his body round at right angles to the line ; he was right under the stepping board at this time, with feet inwards ; he lay there till the hind wheels caught him and dragged him along for about 10 or 12 yards ; he fell between the fore and the hind wheels ; some one tried to catch hold of deceased's coat, but was unable to do so ; I am of opinion that nothing could have been done to prevent the accident, and that no one was to blame but deceased himself. Mark Windeyer Traill, one of the resident medical officers of the Infirmary, deposed to the nature of the injuries inflicted upon deceased, and that death was result of shock to the system. William Muir deposed : I am a resident at Chippendale ; on Monday, just before the 1.5 tram for Moore Park started, I was standing on the east side of Elizabeth street, opposite the tramway office ; the cars had just arrived and taken in the passengers ; an old man came up just as the cars were about to start, and caught hold of the hand-rail and attempted to get in, but the cars started and he was unable to do so ; he tried several time to sit down on the footrail, but was too frail, and his feet slipped under the wheels, causing him to let go the rail ; he then caught hold of the board, but soon had to let that go also, and he was then dragged 15 or 16 feet; he lay in that position for about 10 minutes ; there were no appliances to lift the carriage, and it had to be lifted by the people who came up before he could be removed from the rails ; I am of opinion that deceased would have been saved if those in the seat where he tried to get in had caught hold of him and dragged him in ; he was too frail to spring up ; there was no guard on that side of the car; the body viewed by the Coroner and jury this morning at the Infirmary is the same. J. W. Tyrer deposed : I am chief clerk at the tramway office, in Elizabeth-street; in reference to the lifting appliances, a jack (one of which each driver has in his motor) was immediately put under the car, for the purpose of raising it in order to extricate deceased; but as it could be lifted quicker by manual labour, the people were asked to get out of the carriage, and they did so, and the car was lifted up and deceased got from under ; there were two conductors on the car ; at the time of the occurrence conductor Fountain, who was conductor of the car which ran over the deceased, was engaged in saving a lady from falling from the off side of the same car, after which he ran round to the other side ; I previously heard some one cry out, but before the conductor got to the other side the deceased was down. The jury after a short deliberation returned a verdict that deceased died from injuries accidentally received through trying to get into a tram car while it was in motion ; and they were of opinion that no blame was attributable to anyone.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 26 January 1881, page 8

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2017-04-14 03:54, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Emery,  Ruth (I24153)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I24153&tree=MP

Description: In the local Presbyterian Cemetery on Thursday were interred the remains of very old and respected resident in the person of Mrs. Walmsley, sen., wife of Mr. Charles Walmsley of "Balbriggan." The deceased lady had been ailing for a considerable time, and her demise was not altogether unexpected. She leaves, in addition to her husband, a large grown-up family. The funeral was largely attended, the Rev. E. S. Henderson reading the burial service.
Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940) Sat 7 Dec 1907 Page 4

WALMSLEY. December 3, 1907, Ruth, wife of Charles Walmsley, Balbriggan, Gundaroo, and eldest daughter of the late Simeon Emery, of Devonshire England, aged 69 years.
 The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wed 11 Dec 1907 Page 8


Regards,  Ian



On 2017-04-13 19:35, Sharon Dreghorn wrote:

Hi Ian

My name is Sharon Dreghorn and i'm doing my family tree I have a few Caldwell buried in the Bombala District Cemeteries I was wondering If you new of anyone that could take Photo's of there Graves as i live almost 5hours away

They are CALDWELL Elsie May  D.O.D 1/09/1991  Grave 423 Cemetery Bomb.Presbyterian...

           CALDWELL Henry Austin D.O.D 24/02/1992 Grave 422 Cemetery Bomb. Presbyterian...
             CALDWELL  Vivian Allen D.O.D 29/04/1989 Grave Beam E24 Cemetery Mt Cooper

           CALDWELL MINA D.O.D 00.00.1919 Grave Beam E24A Bomb Presbyterian Old or Bom.Lawn

Thanks For your Time Sharon Dreghorn Hope you have a great Easter
Hi Sharon,

I would recommend you put your request on our Facebook page, I am sure one of our followers would be able to assist you.

Regards,  Ian



On 2017-04-12 18:08, Beth Sheard wrote:

Proposed Change: Kelly,  Mary (I310129)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I310129&tree=MP

Description: Married John Thomas Baker (1850-19320 On 19 Nov 1870 by District Registrar, Wagga Wagga
BDM 1870/3561

Death 12 June 1900 'Bungalow' Private Hospital, Wagga Wagga
BDM 1900/7227

Beth Sheard
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2017-04-12 14:15, Graham Austin wrote:

Comments (Login): Gday
I have came across many road blocks on the burial place of Michael Finlay (Coroners at Goulburn)
States buried in Goulburn district, no records where.
I have search all cemeteries information in and around Goulburn ,even the Queanbeyan area. Through council records and church records ( he was a catholic at marriage ) BDM of NSW stated records lost or destroyed in the period
I was hoping through your new letter someone might be able to help me.
I was born in Murrumburrah were 4 generation come from Michael Finlay coroners in 1843 (Goulburn) His son Edward and her daughter Elvina are buried at Murrumburrah
I have a book of all burial in Murrumburrah district til 2000, if readers need information
Jugiong , galong currawong and Wombat too
Hope you can help me
Hi Graham,

Murrumurrah is just a bit out of our interest area but happy to include your request in our next newsletter.

Regards,  Ian



On 2017-04-11 16:21, Pauline Newell wrote:

Proposed Change: Lillian (I286869)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I286869&tree=MP

Description: Her maiden name was Louisa Mary Barnes.  Known as Lil. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954)

Sat 1 Dec 1900
CROWE. On the 30th October, at Ills late residence, Adamiuaby, New South Wales, John, the
loved husband of Louisa Crowe, aged 33 years: also, on 5th November (six days later), Louisa (Lily), the beloved wife of the above, and sister of Mrs. H. Richards. 3 Harriett-street, Coburg, aged 27 years.
Cootna, New South Wales, papers please copy.

Beloved by all who knew them.

She was born in 1873 daughter of Richard Barnes and his wife Mary Egan.

Pauline Newell
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2017-04-11 16:19, Pauline Newell wrote:

Proposed Change: Crowe,  Ernest Roland (I286867)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I286867&tree=MP

Description: His birth was 1899 (probably early in the year)  CROWE ERNEST R
Both his parents died in 1900 so could not have been born in 1902.  Probably due to this his family may not have known his exact age when he died.

Pauline Newell
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2017-04-10 16:23, Treese Grech nee Standen wrote:

Proposed Change: Standen,  Tom (I3925566)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I3925566&tree=MP

Description: William Thomas STANDEN (my father) was born 28th February 1929 at Cathcart, Bibbenluke Shire NSW. Ref. 118/1929. He died 27th October, 1979 Canberra ACT. Buried at Gungahlin Lawn Cemetry  ACT. Ref. 1979/718.
He married Elizabeth Faye CHIPPERFIELD (Person ID 1228648) 18 June 1949 Bombala NSW. I have the original marriage certificate. She was born  4th September 1930 Canberra at the old Acton Hospital Ref 1930/112. Died 8th January 1997 Canberra. Buried 13th January 1997 Gungahlin Cemetry with her husband William Thomas STANDEN.

Treese Grech nee Standen

Hi Treese,

Thank you for the information, can you also tell me who William Thomas' parents were please?

Regards, Ian

Hi Ian


William Thomas STANDEN parents were Edward Edwin STANDEN and Hannah RAMSDEN. Marriage 27th December 1911 Church of England Bibbenluke NSW ref. 12348/273.


Edward Edwin STANDEN born 27th November 1863 ref. V6307/463 Currawong near Bombala NSW. Died 1 April 1944 Rydalmere mental hospital, late of Bombala Municipality ( ref.417 ?) His parents were Frederick Lewis STANDEN  and Susan STANDEN nee Stevenson.


Hannah RAMSDEN born 3 July 1887 Burnima, near Bombala NSW ref. 27466/3604. Died 1st January 1942 Bombala NSW ref. 1942/002309. Her parents were James RAMSDEN and Hannah Barbara RAMSDEN nee ULRICH.


Edward Edwin had a previous marriage to Leah Caroline Cooms KNIGHT on 3 March 1901 ref. 3330/51. She died 28th August 1904 near Cathcart NSW. ref.8644/194. Certificate indicates that she died in childbirth.


Pleased to help, regards Treese

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2017-04-11 11:19, Neil Jamieson wrote:

Comments: Hi All,

Thx for your great work on the pioneers of Monaro.

We were at Gegedzerick cemetry recently(Robert Jamieson), cleaned up a bit, it being already well looked after by locals ?

My question, can you direct me to any of the people who have discovered info about the Jamiesons (Alexander (2) ) and his brother Robert.

I have tried and failed to get beyond your info on Irish connections, said to be in County Monaghan, Ireland.

Also, the book on Jamiesons, Bob Golom ? do you know of a copy/publisher, please.

Regards,  Neil Jamieson. Great/ Grt grandson of Robert J.
Hi Neil,

The only contact information we have is displayed on our website (A bit old unfortunately).  This email will appear in our next newsletter and perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist you.

I also recommend you put your request on our Facebook page which is proving to be an excellent resource for contacting family members.

Regards,  Ian 



On 2017-04-08 18:07, Dean wrote:

Proposed Change: Bray,  John S. (I62824)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I62824&tree=MP

Description: Hi Ian
John Stanley (Stan) Bray's war service record is  digitised and available at the Nation Archives. His service number is 1773 (or 1772 - both appear).
His name is on the Cooma Cenotaph among those of the 53 men who fell in the First World War.

I've put a bit of a summary below, you're welcome to use as much (or little) of it as you wish.
Best regards, Dean

Stan was born 5th September 1896. (NSW BDM Index, 29978/1896)
John Stanley Bray applied to enlist at Cooma on July 17th 1915. He was 18 years, 10 months old and currently serving in the 11th Light Horse, Cooma Troop. He was rejected on medical grounds.
Stan then enlisted in the Citizen Forces at Holsworthy. He tried to enlist in the A.I.F. at least 2 other times, only to be rejected on each occasion.
He continued to serve in the Citizen Forces until his death on the 1st July 1919 at the No. 4 General Hospital Randwick NSW. The cause of death was Pneumonic Influenza, Broncho pneumonia, Cardiac failure. (NSW BDM Index, 18515/1919)
The deceased was assured a military funeral, the internment taking place at Rookwood. The scene was an impressive one as the funeral proceeded to the Central Railway Station, the crowds of pedestrians halting, and soldiers en route saluting the cortege. Monaro Mercury,
July 4th 1919.

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 2017-04-07 21:26, Alan Patterson wrote:

Proposed Change: Evans,  Margery Rose (I149173)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I149173&tree=MP

Description: Margery/Marjorie Rose Evans married Charles Alfred Elliott 7 Nov 1942 (reg 28377/1942, Bowral)
He was born 9 Aug 1903 (reg 19602/1903, Bowral).
He died 11 Dec 1954 in Mittagong  (reg 32572/1954). See also SMH 13 Dec 1954.

Alan Patterson
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian


From: Sue Sewell
Sent: 2017-03-23 7:05 PM
Subject: D Sheep farming in the 1800's.

Hello David,


I am writing a play about sheep shearers and breeders during the mid 1800’s and wonder if you could help me with some facts.  What would be the asking price of a good quality Lincoln ram during those times, and how much per pound could the farmer expect for the sale of wool and meat when that ram was crossed with Merino stock?


If I am asking the wrong person, I apologise and wonder if you could suggest where I can find this information.  I have trawled the internet for days and find so much relevant information, except those figures.


Many thanks for your time,   Sue Sewell.

Morning, I just started to read the latest news email and saw that a Sue Sewell wants some information on sheep and costs etc.

May I suggest she checks out

Australian Wool,_State Library, Riding on the Sheeps  Back NSW, 1797 by John Macarthur and Samuel Marsden (just type this into google)


Australian Ass of Stud Merino Breeders       (on line)


At most county libraries, is a History of Sheep by   Charlie Massy, “ Severn Park” ,  Cooma  NSW       Charlie has more knowledge on sheep in this country than anyone I know and is always happy to help out.  Perhaps Sue might like to write to him at the address  above.

Hope this information gets her on the right track,

Cheers, Gail Kerrison.

Hi David,

Thank you so much for all that  information , very helpful.  Would you please pass on my thanks to Gail Kerrison for replying in such detail; I will look at everything she mentions.

With best wishes, Sue.



On 2017-04-05 00:10, john macmahon wrote:

Proposed Change: Roberts,  Robert (I147209)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers
Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I147209&tree=MP

Description: robert roberts (apparently known as robert cocking) and mary chatterton were married in London on 24 June 1834.

john macmahon
Thank you,

Regards,  Ian


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