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2020 Number 09

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On 2020-09-24 17:39, Gregory McInnes wrote:
Proposed Change: Lang, Pamela Mary (I286231)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Description: Married 1: 16 Dec 1941 St Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn, NSW. NSW BDM 1941/27968

Goulburn Evening Post (NSW : 1940 - 1954) Thursday 8 January 1942 pg 6 

St. Saviour's Cathedral was chosen by Pamela Mary, eldest daughter of Mrs. Lang and the late William Lang, of "Ada Vale," Bannaby, for her wedding on December 16 with John, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Chalker, of Greenwood, Wombeyan Caves. Rev. Canon King officiated.
The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her brother, wore an attractive gown of white celanese marquisette with a full-length train.
Her full-length cut tulle veil was mounted on a coronet of lilies and she carried a beautiful sheaf of gladioli and white lilies.
The bridesmaids, Misses Iris and Nola Lang, sisters of the bride, were frocked alike in pretty mist blue lace frocks. Each wore a coronet of pink carnations and blue delphiniums and carried a shower bouquet of pink carnations touched with blue.
Mr. W. Williamson was best man and Mr. R. Hawkins groomsman.
The reception was held at the Ritz, where Rev. Canon King presided.
The bride's mother, wearing a blue embossed frock with navy accessories, received the guests. The
lovely wedding cake was made by Miss Bernice Hawkins, cousin of the bride. The bride's travelling dress was blue admiration sheer trimmed with white accessories.
The honeymoon was spent in Sydney, Katoomba and the South Coast.

Gregory McInnes
Thank you,
Regards, Ian

On 2020-09-14 13:11, Robert McDonald-York wrote:

Hello Ian, 

My Name is Robert McDonald-York and wife Carol 2 x grandfather was Norman MacDonald from Moidart who was arrived from Moidart and settled in Victoria where he married Ann McMaster from Moidart and they had 11 children, with Norman we had difficulty in obtaining records in Scotland but in Australia we have all records.

I am writing to you as we have had DNA tests and my wife had match to relative from Moidart who arrived on the “British King” in 1839 and Ancestry “Thru Lines” based on DNA we have been connect MacDonald’s in Victoria to NSW, Canada and the USA by finding the common ancestors, would you have information on any possible connections to Norman MacDonald.

We have his death certificate which clearly states his parents as Michael MacDonald and Mary Cummings and was born ABT 1827 and died in 1909.

All passengers on the “British King” were all from Moidart they maybe some information.

I am member of historical group.

Any assistance would greatly be appreciated.

Regards,  Carol and Robert McDonald-York

Hi Folks,
All the information we have is available online.  We have no record of the people you mention.
I recommend you put your request on our Facebook page which is the best way to potentially make family connections.
Regards, Ian

On 2020-09-14 08:17, Peter Johnston wrote:
Proposed Change: Gibbs, B.L. (I8087)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Description: My cousin Beris Lucille Gibbs (I8087) was born at Auberne Private Hospital in Queanbeyan on 6 Sep 1932 and died at Clare Holland Hospice in Canberra on 29 May 1995. She married Terence John Lawler (I364354) in 1957 but divorced in 1970s. For some years before her death she was the partner of Mervyn T. Stegeman (27/2/1935-22/8/2019).

Peter Johnston 
Thank you,
Regards, Ian

On 2020-09-13 18:00, Susan Thornton wrote
Proposed Change: Arnold, Mary Ellen (I8783)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Description: I have Mary Ellen Arnold marrying Frederick Meynell Norburn 1 Dec 1928 in Bondi, supported by the Australian Marriage Index and an article in the Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 8th December 1928

Susan Thornton
Thank you,
Regards, Ian


On 2020-09-13 11:10, Gregory Peter MCMAHON wrote:

Proposed Change: McMahon, Michael (I431136)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Description: Hello

Here are 2 more of the children of Micheal MCMAHON and Honarah MCMAHON nee GEORGE Sponsored by Johanna MCMAHON as was the Thomas and Helena
McMahon Ann, 21, Co Clare, 164, 8 Dec 1856, Jessie Munn, McMahon Johanna.
McMahon Con, 17, Co Clare, 164, 8 Dec 1856, Jessie Munn, McMahon Johanna.

Gregory Peter MCMAHON

Hi Gregory,
Can you tell me what ship they arrived on and at which Port?
Regards, Ian


On 2020-09-11 13:51, YvonneHawkins wrote:

Proposed Change: Went, Amy Florance (I107870)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Description: You are missing some children of Bertram Smith and Amy Florence Went
Annie Isabel Birth 22 September 1918 Murwillumbah NSW, ( WW11 Record her service no Q268069, B884 Army Citizen Military Forces)
Death 22 February 1985, burial Nerang Gold Coast, from Find a Grave website memorial ID 202641822.
Albert Thomas Birth 23 Nov 1920 Murwillumbah NSW (WW11Record his service no QX39064 series B883 Army 2nd AIF) death 18 Sept 1988 in his home at Palm Beach QLD, burial Nerang Gold Coast FAG ID 202554617
My faster Herbert William Smith B 11 May 1923 Murwillumbah ( 25805/1923)
WW11 no QX41613 series B883 Army 2nd AIF ( 2 daughters Elaine B, still living, and me Yvonne)
Death 26 September 2010 Cessnock NSW was living with youngest daughter me
Burial 8 October 2010 Nerang (FAG ID 201922367)
Hazel Eugean b 21 Feb 1928 Currumbin QLD ( from herself) I have lost contact with her so do not know if still living, although she look happy and well at my father funeral 2010 

Thank you,
Regards, Ian


On 2020-09-11 13:10, Yvonne Hawkins wrote:

Proposed Change: Went, Mary (I107785)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Description: The Mary Went you have here (l107785) is the William Went 1st wife Mary she married William Went 17Oct 1835 Ely Cambridgeshire (FHL No 2112080 Ref ID no 767)
She died age 27yr Buried date 16 July 1842 Parish of Ely Trinity Cambridgeshire ( FHL no 2112080 Ref ID no 375) their children are William Went 1836-1928; Eliza Went 1838-1927) James Went 1841-1886

Yvonne Hawkins
Thank you,
Regards, Ian


On 2020-09-08 18:13, Greg wrote:

Proposed Change: Helena (I325294)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Description: Helena has the surname of MCMAHON aka Ellen MCMAHON
She arrived in Australia on the Sirocco 1964 with her brother Thomas their sister was already in the coloney. Mary MCMAHON ID NO. I414221
Helena married Peter LE PATOURAL


Her second marriage is to James KIERAN


She died

Thank you Greg,

Do you know who Johanna McMahon was?  She is listed in the newspaper article you referenced as the sponsor of Thomas and Ellen.

We also have a Bridget McMahon in our database who married Thomas Piper in 1855 and died in Tumut in 1912 showing parents of Michael McMahon and Norah.  Is this Bridget another sister perhaps?

Regards, Ian


On 2020-09-07 13:18, Roslyn Weston wrote:

Proposed Change: Thompson, William John (I93844)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Description: Margaret Jill (Jilly) Semchyshyn nee Thompson
Born 4th August 1939 Jindabyne NSW
Passed away 29th August 2019 Port Macquarie NSW

Daughter of William & Mavis Thompson

Roslyn Weston
Thank you,
Regards, Ian