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2017 Number 08





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From: Kelly Hopkins
Sent: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 8:43 AM
Subject: Re: my family

Hi Ian,


Apologies for contacting you out of the blue. I have used the website before, and I have found information about my family, but I am having trouble now. My name is Kelly Hopkins, my mother is Maureen Therese Hopkins (nee Griffin) he mother was Phyllis Irene Kennedy before she married my Grandfather. I haven’t been back to Cooma since I was 17, and remember parts of the family history, I was just wanting to track down exactly who we have  there now. I know mums cousins Michael and Nealie O’Neil are still in town, but with mum turning 70 this year we are looking to organise a bit a reunion. Any help or advise would be appreciated.


Thank you in advance,  Kelly Hopkins



Second Reunion of Descendants of James Rixon & Amelia Goodwin

20th May 2018, 10am – 4pm

St Matthews Church Parish Centre, Windsor, NSW

All descendants of James & Amelia are invited to gather at Windsor to celebrate 220 years of Rixons in Australia. 


For more details & to indicate your intention to attend please contact Joye Rixon Walsh on joye_walsh@yahoo.com 




From: bryan_pat
Sent: 2017-07-23 1:42 PM
Subject: Fairman Family


Dear David / Ian

                 Is it possible to have my request below placed in next Newsletter .

I am looking to find any information re my ancestors and any cemeteries in which they may be buried in , they all lived in Bega / Wolumla / Candelo / Pambula areas .

Martha Fairman b 1878 d -?   . Her father was Joseph Fairman mother was Johanna Fairman

née Condon both interned at Candelo cemetery .

Also looking for William and Mary Condon ( father /mother ) of Johanna .

Hopefully some of your many readers may be able to help .

Best Regards, Bryan Fairman





From: Kerrie Alexander
Sent: Thursday, 31 August 2017 9:28 AM
Subject: Comments (Moore, Catherine b. 1873 d. 16 Sep 1941 Petersham, New South Wales)


Comments (Moore, Catherine b. 1873 d. 16 Sep 1941 Petersham, New South Wales): I would like to let you know that the father of Catherine Moore was not Joseph Moore, although this is what is on the NSW Death index for her.  Her parents were Robert Moore and Mary Ann Rutledge and she was born 18.11.1867 at Mt Kembla, NSW.  Joseph Moore was in fact her brother.  Her family lived at Wyndham.

Regards,  Kerrie

Thank you for letting us know,

Regards, Ian



From: Mary
Sent: Wednesday, 30 August 2017 9:20 PM
Subject: Hannaford family


Hi Ian


I am helping a friend with his research and I have been checking information with the family tree of Richard Hannaford. 

I feel there is a possible mix up of information relating to two of his descendants, both named Henry Rowe Hannaford and both have Ada McSkinning / Ada McSkimming listed as a wife.


ID. 1386428 Henry Rowe Hannaford, born 1854, s/o Richard Hannaford

                       married Ada McSkimming 1883


ID. 113701 Henry Rowe Hannaford, born 1866, s/o James Richard Hannaford

                    married   Ada McSkinning 1883

                    married   Frances Sophia Summerell  1889


Large families with numerous family members with the same name can make life very difficult for family researches, it is so easy to mix up information when entering data into a family tree.


Regards,  Joy Earnshaw

Hi Joy,

Thank you for letting me know,  should be fixed now.

Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Tuesday, 29 August 2017 9:01 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Watson, Thomas (I136232)


Proposed Change: Watson, Thomas (I136232)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I136232&tree=MP


Description: WATSON  At his residence, Randwick, Captain Thomas Watson, aged 84 years.

Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931)

Mon 6 Oct 1879 Page 2




Captain Thomas Watson, a very old colonist of New South Wales, died on Sunday, at Randwick, where he had resided. His age was 84 years; and, during a greater part of his life, was a resident of Sydney, having arrived here over half a century ago. He was an enthusiastic admirer of Captain Cook, and his efforts to obtain the erection of a statue to the memory of the great circumnavigator will be long remembered. He lived to see the work accomplished, and the occasion of the unveiling was, as he acknowledged at the time, one of the proudest and happiest of his life. On October 27, 1874, he had himself erected a statue to Cook on his estate at Randwick. This statue he gave to the colony. It was unveiled by Commodore Goodenough. Watson's Bay takes its name after him. One of the first appointments Captain Watson held in Sydney was that of light-keeper at Macquarie lighthouse shortly after its establishment. He afterwards obtained the appointment of pilot of Port Jackson, and subsequently rose to the position, of harbour-master. He was also a member of the Marine Board for several years. The most eventful period of his life was when he was master of the schooner Essington, and rescued, in 1837, a white man named Forbes from the cruel and murderous savages of the island of Timor after a captivity of 16 years.

The remains of the deceased gentleman were interred at half-past 12 o'clock on Tuesday, at the Newtown Cemetery, in the presence of a large num-ber of old colonists and leading citizens. The funeral cortege left the deceased gentleman's residence, on the Randwick Road, near Coogee Bay, at 10 o'clock, and proceeded to St. Jude's Church, where the Bishop of Sydney conducted the service for the dead. Tho coffin, which was placed near the communion rails, was covered with wreaths of beautiful flowers and the shroud was a Union Jack. After the service the funeral party was again formed, and proceeded along the Randwick Road, down Oxford and Liverpool streets into, George Street, and thence along the Newtown Road to the cemetery, which was reached shortly after noon. The first carriage that followed the hearse contained the deceased's brother, Mr. R. Watson, and deceased's nephews. The next mourning coach contained the chief mourners and executors, Mr. John Williams, jun., and Mr. W. S. Williams. The next three carriages contained the members of the Marine Board - Captains Hixson, J. B. Watt, Fox, Jenkins, Broomfield, M'Lean, and Mr. Lindeman, the secre-tary. In the other carriages (about 30 in number) were Captain Charles, M.L.A., Messrs. G. M. Pitt, Dutrue, P. Allpross, Hon. J. Marks, Dr. M'Kay, D. O'Connor, D. O'Connell, J. J. Riley, Broderick, R. W. Robberds, Edward Lord, E. B. Smith, M.P., Cruickshank, J. Cox, and others. When the coffin had been carried to the grave, the Rev. Thomas Wilson conducted the burial service and delivered an extempore address suitable to the solemn occasion.

Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907), Saturday 11 October 1879, page 32



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Sunday, 27 August 2017 5:38 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Dawson, Olive Precilla Gertrude Rose (I342523)


Proposed Change: Dawson, Olive Precilla Gertrude Rose (I342523)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I342523&tree=MP



The relatives and friends of the late Mrs Olive Robertson are respectfully informed that her funeral will leave St Stephen's Uniting Church, Lowe Street, Queanbeyan, after service to commence at 10.30am, Monday, April 30, for interment in the Queanbeyan Riverside Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations to Cancer Research, PO Box 135, Civic Square, ACT 2608.

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sat 28 Apr 1979 Page 22




Regards, Ian



From: Kristine Howard
Sent: Friday, 25 August 2017 5:11 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Pooley, Mary Lillian (I119613)


Proposed Change: Pooley, Mary Lillian (I119613)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I119613&tree=MP


Description: Children to Mary Lillian Pooley and Crawford Eric Leslie Anderson:

Joan Mary Anderson b 1913 NSW d 2002 New Zealand

Margaret Lawrence Anderson b 1917 NSW d about 2009 in Ireland

John Crawford Anderson b 29 May 1922 Lindfield NSW d 25 February 1998, Wahroonga NSW


Kristine Howard

Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Paul Jones
Sent: Thursday, 24 August 2017 10:16 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Ebsworth, Mabel F. (I385578)


Proposed Change: Ebsworth, Mabel F. (I385578)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I385578&tree=MP


Description: Name actually Mabel Irene b. 14 Jan 1911 d. 30 Sept 2001

Had one child Faye Irene Lawes b. 9 Oct 1930 d. 1 July 2017

fathered by Arthur Henry Lawes b.21 Jan 1891 d. 15 Apr 1961

Mabel and Arthur never married although lived as husband and wife.

Mabel subsequently cohabited with Allan Walker King who d. 21 Jun 1972.

Mabel in Electoral Rolls was known as Ebsworth in 33, 36,37,Lawes in 43,49, 54, 58 and King in 63,72, 77. 


Paul Jones

Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Shirley
Sent: Thursday, 24 August 2017 4:36 PM
Subject: Perry Family - Reference No. MP74304 Family ID: F27063


Dear Michael,

I am helping Barry Perry, the Great Great Grandson of Thomas Robert Perry who was the son of Peter Hepburn Perry (convict) and Elizabeth Ann Brown with his family history.  Barry is married to a cousin of my husband.

We are a little puzzled on your website by the last named child of Thomas Robert Perry and Martha Jane Eltherington being named as Eden Kenneth Perry b. 1895 Bega d. 1958 Petersham

This child was Eden Clarice Perry, (Birth from NSW BDM Index Reg. No. 10994/1895 Bega District Father: Thomas R Mother: Martha J).

Eden Clarice Perry married Adam Alfred Wesley Zuber (Marriage from NSW BDM Index Reg. No. 12010/1915 Lismore District).


Also there was a report in the Northern Star, Lismore, Thu 16 Sep 1915, Page 4



The Rev. Canon Whyte was the officiating clergyman at a pretty wedding solemnised at St. Andrew's Church of England yesterday afternoon between Adam Alfred Wesley, son of the late Mr. Richard and Mrs. Zuber, Sydney, and Eden Clarice, daughter of Mr. Thomas Perry and the late Mrs. Perry, of Rous. Mrs. Cordery presided at the organ. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. H. Perry, wore a beautiful gown of ivory satin charmeuse, bodice with Raglan effect, with vest of tucked ninon, deep puffed tunic falling into a square demi train, lined ninon, and edged goffered frills, sprays of hand-made roses, the deep ceinture swathed belt was caught at each side of the bodice with hand-made roses.

A coronet of orange blossoms kept in place an embroidered tulle veil arranged mob cap fashion. A gold bangle was the bridegroom's gift. Miss Ivy Perry (sister) attended as bridesmaid wearing white Japanese silk scalloped tunic and folded belt, vest of tucked pink ninon, white satin French sailor hat trimmed with roses and streamers. A ruby pendant and chain was the bridegroom's gift.

Little Phyllis Klein was train bearer, wearing a dainty frock of hailstone muslin with Valencienne lace and pink satin sash latticed ribbon, mob cap to match, and the bridegroom's gift was a gold ring. Mr. M. G. Loadsman was bestman. The bridal party left the church to the strains of Mendelsohn's Wedding March. The wedding breakfast was served in the large dining room at Mr. B Klein's residence, about 20 relatives being present. A handsome three-decker wedding cake, the gift of Mr. L. Sackett had pride of place. Mr. B. Klein presided, and toasts, including that of "The King," were duly honoured. Mr. and Mrs. Zuber, who were the recipients of a number of useful presents, left later by motor for the Brunswick Heads on a short honeymoon, the bride travelling in a smart violet crepe de chene costume, black tulle hat trimmed violets and tulle butterfly bows. The catering was in the hands of Sackett and Howard."


Eden Clarice Zuber (Death from NSW BDM Index Reg. No. 65912/1971 Albury Father: Thomas, Mother: Martha).


Adam Alfred Wesley Zuber:

“Death from Australian Cemeteries Index (Ancestry)

Name:  Adam Arthur Wesley Zuber

Death Age:  80

Birth Date:  1887

Death Date:  abt 1967

Late Residence:  Gippsland Home & Hospital Bairnsdale

Burial Date:  13 Dec 1967

Cemetery:  Bairnsdale Cemetery

Section:  Church of England

Cemetery Location:  Bairnsdale, Victoria

Register Number:  6062

Occupation:  Retired Draper"


There is also a Newspaper Article in the Northern Star, Lismore when Eden Clarice Zuber’s, sister, Maud Jessie Loadsman (nee Perry) died in Lismore in 1942 as follows:


“Northern Star, Lismore, Fri 6 Jul 1951, Page 5, Obituary


Although she had been in indifferent health for some time, the death occurred suddenly at her home late last night of Mrs. Jessie Maud Loadsman, aged 66, wife of Mr. M. G. Loadsman, of 32 Keen Street, Lismore. Mrs. Loadsman was well known in Lismore, where she had resided for over 50 years. She was born at Tilba Tilba. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Loadsman is survived by four sons and a daughter. The sons are Messrs. Marshall, Terance and John, all of Lismore, and Trevor, of Kyogle, and the daughter, Mrs. G. R. McGauly, of Bellevue Hill.

Brothers are Messrs. Hugh Perry, of Federal, John Perry, of Keerrong, Peter Perry, of Tilba Tilba, and Sonny Perry, of N.Z., and sisters are Mrs. W. Zuber, of Albury, and Mrs. I. Ferguson and Mrs. M. Reid, of N.Z. Her funeral will leave St. Carthage's Cathedral, Lismore, tomorrow, after a service commencing at 11 a.m. for the Lismore cemetery."


As you can see from the above Newspaper Article Eden is referred to as “Mrs. W. Zuber”.


I also applied for the Death record for Thomas Robert Perry Ref No: 1917/13144 Ballina as Thomas Robert Perry lived at Rous Mill not far from Ballina and his son Hugh Perry of Rous Mill was one of the informants on the Death Record along with the Matron of Ballina Community Hospital.

Thomas Robert Perry died on 3 August 1917 at the District Hospital, Ballina Municipality.  His profession was a Farmer aged 68 years.  The cause of death is (a) Primary spastic paraplegia (b) Paralysis of respiratory centre, years as certified by Dr. Gearin, MB. 

The informant - Certified by A Pearson, matron, District Hospital, Ballina and H. Perry, Rous Mill.

Unfortunately the parents’ names have been noted as Hugh Perry’s parents and not the parents of Thomas Robert Perry.  They have been noted as Thomas Perry, father, Violinist and Martha (surname unknown), mother.

As Peter Hepburn Perry gave his occupation on the Church Marriage Record as a Musician I think perhaps Hugh Perry may have known his Grandfather’s occupation but not his name. 

Thomas Robert Perry was buried in the Church of England Section of East Ballina Cemetery.

It is noted that Thomas Robert Perry was 23 years of age at time of marriage and was born at Moruya NSW.

Thomas Robert Perry married Martha Jane Eltherington at the house of her father George Eltherington at Cobargo near Bega.  Thomas Robert Perry is from Bodalla and his father is Peter Perry and his mother Elizabeth Taylor (from the records I have the mother is Elizabeth Ann Brown)   I have the marriage record for Thomas Robert Perry and also a Newspaper article as follows:

The Bega Gazette and Eden District or Southern Coast Advertiser, Fri 17 May 1872, Page 2, Family Notices


PERRY-ELTHERINGTON.-At the residence of the bride's Father, on 9th instant, by the Rev. M. Maldern, Thomas Robert Perry, of Bodalla, to Martha Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. George J. Eltherington, of Cobargo."


The children named on the death record for Thomas Robert Perry are noted as:

Elizabeth 44 years, Hugh 39 years, John 37 years, Peter G 35 years, Mary J 32 years, Hamilton R 30 years, Ivy 26 years, Eden 22 years living, one male and one female deceased.

I think as the children’s names are right for this family on the Death record for Thomas Robert Perry who died at Ballina on 3 August 1917 that the above Death record would be the right one for Thomas Robert Perry and not the death date shown on the website as 24 May 1919 at Arncliffe NSW.

I hope the above information is helpful to your research and records and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Kind regards, Shirley McAnelly
Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Dianne Berry 

Sent: 2017-08-21 4:11 PM

Subject: BERRY family


Hello and thanks to you all for this website.


My maiden name is Dianne Berry from Albury. My Dad was Reginald L Berry and

his Grandfather was Thomas  Berry, married to Bridget Connell, whose

cousins?? were the notorious Clarke Bros.


I have discovered that Thomas died 13 Oct 1898 in Krawaree but was born in



Please can you tell me if Thomas and Bridget are buried at Krawaree?


My cousin and I want to come to the Braidwood area to discover more about

this Family.


With thanks, Dianne Berry

Thank you for your email Dianne.


It will be posted in the next MP Newsletter and hopefully someone will be

able to throw some light on Thomas and Bridget's burial site.



David Knox

Newsletter Editor

Monaro Pioneers

Hi Diane,

If you check our database, you will find the family details of the convict Thomas Berry and his family(s) (3 wives).

Thomas is buried in the Braidwood Cemetery along with his third wife.  We don’t have any information on where Bridget is buried but most likely on a property at Jerrabattgulla (near Braidwood) where she died February 21st, 1868.

Regards, Ian



From: warwick
Sent: Saturday, 19 August 2017 10:33 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Esther (I229884)


Proposed Change: Esther (I229884)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I229884&tree=MP


Description: believe surname was Cartere born about 1822 England.  Can't confirm as yet.


DEATH.-A very old resident of this neighbourhood in the person of Mrs. Cook, senr., aged 80, died at her son-in-laws (Mr Walter Morris) residence, Queanbeyan, last week. The remains were brought on by train to Lake Bathurst on Saturday night last, and were interred in the C. E. cemetery there on Sunday. A representation concourse of friends and relations attended to pay the last tribute of respect to their old and highly respected resident.

Queanbeyan Age (NSW : 1867 - 1904) Wed 16 Jul 1902 Page 3



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Friday, 18 August 2017 3:57 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Walsham, Charles George (I242377)


Proposed Change: Walsham, Charles George (I242377)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I242377&tree=MP


Description: OBITUARY




The death occurred on Saturday, of Mr. Charles George Walsham, for many years a well-known businessman, of Prince street, Grafton, where he conducted a tailoring establish ment. Aged 72 years, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles George Walsham. He was born at Braidwood, and came to the Clarence with his parents when seven years of age. On completing his education at Grafton Public School, he be came apprenticed to Mr. D. J. Gill, tailor.

In 1900 he married Miss Catherine Norman, of Grafton. Just on 40 years ago he opened his own tailoring establishment in Prince street. Of a quiet and retiring disposition, Mr. Walsham did not take an active part in civic or public affairs in Grafton.

His sporting activities were confined to cricket and bowls. In both, he displayed a skill above the ordinary. On the cricket field in his younger days he was regarded as an excellent all-rounder. His skill at bowls was widely recognised, as evidenced by the honour board at the Kemp Street bowling green, which re veals that he won the singles championship, in 1932. He is survived by his wife, and one son, Mr. Sydney Walsham, of Grafton. Mr. Walsham had five brothers, two of whom, Mr. William Walsham (Sydney), and Herbert Walsham (Manly), with two sisters. Mrs. M. (Pearl) Gallard, of Brisbane, and Mrs. L. (Maud) Towner, of Coolangatta, survive. The funeral, which was largely attended, left Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton, yes terday afternoon after a service conducted by Dean A. E. Warr, assisted by Rev. L. A. Papprill. Members of Grafton Bowling Club, at the request of the president (Mr. A. E. Harrison) on Saturday stood in silence in memory of their club mate, the late Mr. George Walsham. Mr. Harrison spoke of the club's severe loss in the death of Mr. Walsham, and tendered the sympathy of members to the Walsham family.

Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), Monday 26 February 1951, page 2



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Friday, 18 August 2017 8:41 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Walsham, William (I242385)


Proposed Change: Walsham, William (I242385)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I242385&tree=MP


Description: Another son

6489/1864 WALSHAM ALFRED F                WILLIAM              EMILY    BRAIDWOOD






Last night, shortly before 10 o'clock, Mr. Alfred Francis Walsham, who had been in failing health for some time passed away at his residence in Duke street. The announcement of his death will be received with feelings of regret by a large circle of friends, and of sym pathy and condolence with the bereaved family.

Mr. Walsham, who was 63 years of age, was a son of the late William Walsham, and was born at Braidwood. With his brother Charles, he came to Grafton in 1883, and they purchased the carrying business of Mr. Henry Gill, which they conducted-for many years, as Walsham Bros. The business was taken over by Mr. Frank Walsham (the deceased) some years ago, and he carried it on success fully. He was recognised, as the leading forwarding agent and carrier in Grafton, and he was entrusted with many big trans port contracts, including Interstate work. The deceased was one who had associat ed himself with, the Fire Brigade and the Water. Brigade, and, he was a prominent Oddfellow, being a Past Master of the Manchester Unity Order. He also displayed a keen interest in public affairs, and for several years he served the rate payers as an alderman in the Grafton City Council. His widow was formerly Miss Teresa Murphy, of Grafton, and there are two daughters, Mesdames C. McGrath and Otto Rohl, both of Grafton. Five grand children also survive and two nieces, the Misses Knott, who have resided with the family from their infancy. The funeral is appointed to leave the residence, Duke street, at 3.30 p.m. to day for the Grafton cemetery.

Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), Thursday 2 February 1928, page 4



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Neil Jamieson

Sent: 2017-08-10 12:39 PM

Subject: Re: Monaro Pioneer's Newsletter - July 2017


Hi David,


Thx to you and all your associates for your great work.


I you would please , by whatever the best means is, ask members, can they shed any light on the accuracy or otherwise of Alexander Jamieson (1) and Sarah Braindon being from and marrying in County Monaghan, Ireland.


I cannot find them anywhere in Ireland so, I have hit the wall, spending money has not helped, so far.




Neil Jamieson.



Less detail

Generation: 1


1.  Jamieson, Alexander was born Abt 1802, County Monaghan, Ireland; died 22 May 1852, Blackness Road, Liff & Benvie, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; was buried , Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.


Other Events:


Occupation: Dundee, Angus, Scotland; Porter Reference Number: MP42338




Alexander and Sarah Braiden were both born in Co. Monaghan Ireland as was their eldest son Robert. Many Irish weavers emigrated to Scotland with the hope of finding better wages and conditions, they first went to Edinburgh then onto Dundee where the Jute industry was flourishing.

They lived in West Dundee around Hawkhill and Alexander and his daughter Sarah died of dropsy around 1850.

This information was supplied by Rosalie Raftis


Alexander married Braidon, Sarah Abt 1824, County Monaghan, Ireland.

Sarah (daughter of Braidon, Robert and Stockdale, Mary) was born Abt 1807, County Monaghan, Ireland; died 26 Mar 1878, Gegedzerick near Berridale, New South Wales; was buried , Gegedzerick Cemetery, Berridale, New South Wales. [Group Sheet]




2. Jamieson, Robert   was born 1826, County Monaghan, Ireland; died 3

Aug 1893, Slacks Creek, Coolringdon near Cooma, New South Wales; was buried , Gegedzerick Cemetery, Berridale, New South Wales.

3. Jamieson, Alexander   was born 8 Jul 1831, Edinburgh, Midlothian,

Scotland; died 4 Jun 1916, "Slatefield", Berridale, New South Wales; was buried , Gegedzerick Cemetery, Berridale, New South Wales.

4. Jamieson, Mary   was born 1833, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland;

died 25 Dec 1903, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

5. Jamieson, Sarah   was born 1836, Lochee, Angus, Scotland; died 6

Jul 1850, Cowden Knowes, Dundee, Scotland; was buried , Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.

6. Jamieson, Emily   was born 1840, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; died 24

Sep 1906, Gegedzerick near Berridale, New South Wales; was buried , Gegedzerick Cemetery, Berridale, New South Wales


Neil Jamieson

Hi Neil,

Your email will be displayed in the next MP Newsletter and hopefully will elicit some answers from the MP family.


David Knox

Newsletter Editor

Monaro Pioneers

Hi Neil,

Have you tried looking at the Scottish Census records to see what birth locations are listed?

Regards, Ian


From: Graham Austin 

Sent: 2017-08-08 9:18 AM

Subject: Re: Monaro Pioneer's Newsletter - July 2017




I have a book called

Monumental Inscriptions and Burials

Harden Shire Cemeteries



Galong , Jugiong and Wombat

over 200 pages


If you readers need any information they can contact me Some person who have records Young, Yass or Binalong area on certificates were surprise to find their family buried in Harden Shire.

One lady thought her family were buried at Temora and Wagga Wagga.

Persons can reach me on rabbitohos@yahoo.com.au Ian this news letters is great for family tree searching Have they one for Harden ,Cootamundra ,Young areas



Thanks for the advice Graham,

We will include your email in the next copy of the MP Newsletter.


David Knox

Newsletter Editor

Monaro Pioneers

Hi Graham,

I am not aware of any equivalent to what we have, for Harden/Young or anywhere else for that matter.  A pity really.

Regards, Ian



From: Robyn Jones
Sent: Tuesday, 8 August 2017 11:59 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Thomson, Donald (I107100)


Proposed Change: Thomson, Donald (I107100)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I107100&tree=MP


Description: Donald Thomson was buried 7 Oct 1862 at the Cupacumbalong Private Cemetery on the Cupacumbalong property owned at the time by James Wright.

Unfortunately the only 3 graves were washed away in a flood in 1870.

Thomson has been incorrectly spelt with a "p"


Rural Graves in the ACT

A Historical Context and Interpretation

By Anne Claoue-Long Oct 2006

(Available to download free)


Robyn Jones

Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: sandra
Sent: Tuesday, 8 August 2017 4:22 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Stephens, Florence Alma (I186485)


Proposed Change: Stephens, Florence Alma (I186485)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I186485&tree=MP


Description: they married 2 september 1932 at goulburn nsw



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: sandra
Sent: Tuesday, 8 August 2017 4:19 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Stephens, Henry Marsh (I186484)


Proposed Change: Stephens, Henry Marsh (I186484)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I186484&tree=MP


Description: Henry Marsh and Kathleen where married on the 4 of july 1940 at braidwood nsw



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: sandra
Sent: Tuesday, 8 August 2017 4:13 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Stephens, Charles Stafford (I186482)


Proposed Change: Stephens, Charles Stafford (I186482)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I186482&tree=MP


Description: Charles died at Fairfield Hights nsw and is berried at dublin st cemertery smithfield Nsw with Violet his first wife



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: sandra
Sent: Tuesday, 8 August 2017 4:16 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Stephens, Ivy Eileen (I186483)


Proposed Change: Stephens, Ivy Eileen (I186483)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I186483&tree=MP


Description: Ivy was actually born on the 28 of march not the 27 many peolpe have made the same mistake she is berried at Talong cemetery with her husband Arthur



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: sandra
Sent: Tuesday, 8 August 2017 4:09 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Stephens, William John (I186480)


Proposed Change: Stephens, William John (I186480)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I186480&tree=MP


Description: hi Ian this was my uncle his name was William Patrick not john and was known as Pat his sister Ivy was my grandmother i grew up knowing all of her brothers and sister except for one which you dont have listed Ellen Wright Stephens

B. 1890 Braidwood nsw

D. 1893 Braidwood nsw

buried Braidwood nsw



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Bryan Fairman
Sent: Tuesday, 8 August 2017 10:36 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Power, Anna (I36094)


Proposed Change: Power, Anna (I36094)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I36094&tree=MP


Description: When Ellen Power came to Sydney in 1835 she changed her Christian name to Anna which was her mothers name .

Can we put 'Ellen' in brackets or any other way because any Irish history look up would be Ellen Not Anna

Best Regards, Bryan

Hi Bryan,

I will put your explanation as a note in her record.

Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Monday, 7 August 2017 2:27 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Dyball, Annie Victoria (I263864)


Proposed Change: Dyball, Annie Victoria (I263864)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I263864&tree=MP


Description: believe husband was Thomas George B1916 Echuca and D1985 Smeaton Vic




Given Names: Thomas George

Father: Henry

Mother: Ross- Amelia

Death Place: SMEL

Age: 68

Age Code:

Year: 1985

Reg Number: 01449

Event: D



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: warwick
Sent: Monday, 7 August 2017 1:35 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Merriman, Owen Bunbury (I388377)


Proposed Change: Merriman, Owen Bunbury (I388377)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I388377&tree=MP


Description: death


MERRIMAN, Owen Bunbury. July 3, 1974 at St Lukes Hospital, Darlinghurst, late of "Ravensworth" Yass. Husband of Margaret, father of Victoria (Mrs Ochiltree) and Stephen. Son of Mrs Kathleen Merriman and the late Ernest Merriman. Aged 50 years. 

The Canberra Times, Thursday 4 July 1974



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Saturday, 5 August 2017 5:27 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Blanchfield, Laurel Emma Trebreh (I71332)


Proposed Change: Blanchfield, Laurel Emma Trebreh (I71332)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I71332&tree=MP


Description: Heirloom Pearls Worn By Bride


Miss Laurel Blanchfield wore a gown encrusted with pearls more than 90 years old for her wedding to the Reverend Lawson James at St. Paul's Church on Saturday.

The pearls were worn by her great-grandmother, Mrs. Eldridge, at her wedding in Cooma more than 90 years ago. Since then various members of the family have worn the pearls on their wedding day.

The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Blanchfield, of Yarralumla, and the 'groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. James, of Parkdale, Melbourne.

The ceremony was con-ducted by the Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn, Dr. E. H. Burgmann.

The bride's gown was on white brocaded satin in a princess style. She wore a coronet of pearls with a three-tier fingertip-length veil and carried a white prayer book with a trailer of stephanotis.

The bridesmaids, Miss Gwen Banks, of Sydney, and Miss Gleeys James, sister of the 'groom, were in full-length lilac satin frocks with matching lilac chiffon hemline sashes. Their hats were of lilac velvet leaves and they carried mauve orchids and white stephanotis.

Lynette Blanchfield, niece of the bride, who was flower girl, wore a white nylon full-length frock with a lilac sash and caught up at the hemline with tiny lilac flowers. An Alice band of lilac velvet leaves formed the head-dress.

Mr. Geoffrey Byrne was best man and Mr. Allan Thompson 'groomsman.

Mrs. Blanchfield was attired in a grey and pink brocade jacket frock with pink and black accessories, while Mrs. James wore a pink suit with black and white accessories.

The bride wore a navy blue frock and jacket with all white accessories when leaving for the honeymoon.

Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995), Monday 25 November 1957, page 4



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Judy
Sent: Saturday, 5 August 2017 1:56 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Bray, Evelyn Mary (I62834)


Proposed Change: Bray, Evelyn Mary (I62834)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I62834&tree=MP


Description: Hello Ian

I have discovered the details I have for Evelyn Mary (Bray) Perkins death being 21 Sept 1982, Strathfield NSW are incorrect and would like to pass them on.


Evelyn remarried 9 June 1958 in Sydney to Stuart Gordon McFarlane.  (NSW Marriage Index # 8762/1958)


Evelyn died 17 Jan 1968 and was cremated on 18 Jan 1968 at Norwood Park Crematorium.   -   Area Terrace of Faith ; Portion Feature Wall 1 ; Row 9


Legal Notices



Stuart Gordon McFarlane born 4 May 1885 Victoria. Died 2 Nov 1970, Forrest, ACT. Australia. Buried at Woden Cemetery - Allotment Index H-PR-C-301


If you could please correct details. Many thanks to all concerned for all the time and effort.


Kind Regards,  Judy Parrish

Thank you,

Regards, Ian


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