Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Y is for Young - Family History Through the Alphabet - Week 25

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This is my contribution to Week 25 of Gould Genealogy's Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. The letter this time is Y.

I have no surnames in my direct ancestry beginning with the letter Y, so I have decided instead to make the subject this week 'Young', as in the younger people in my family tree, those who only lived on this earth for a short time before they were called to the next life. 

There are so many of these young people in my family tree and in other's family trees. Sometimes, for whatever reasons, the fact that they lived has been forgotten in family oral history, such as the story of Thomas Fullerton. Often their graves are unmarked. For example, a family story states that young O'Brien children who died were buried on the family property. Stillborn and unnamed children are often listed in the cemetery burial registers as 'stillborn' or 'female'/'male'. The burial place of Annie Randall (1855-1855), the twin sister of my Great Great Grandmother Margaret Randall is unknown, somewhere on the track between South Australia and Victoria. 

In my family tree there are also the young folk who lived to be in their teens and twenties. I have several in my family tree who died of tuberculosis while still young. Then there are the young people who served and gave their lives in war time, such as the three I mentioned in my 2011 ANZAC day post

This post is a tribute to the deceased children and young adults from my family and all families. You are remembered, even if we will never know your name or your story.

These are just some of the young folk from my direct family line.
  • Catherine O'Brien (1906-1906), sister of my grandfather.
  • Michael O'Brien (1873-1901), a blacksmith, died of tuberculosis aged 28 years, brother of my great grandfather.
  • Joseph John Smith (1901-1902), half-brother of my grandmother.
  • Albert Smith (1871-1872), brother of my great grandfather.
  • Robert Smith (1879-1881), died of gastroenteritis aged 32 months, brother of my great grandfather. 
  • Letitia Smith (1889-1889), sister of my great grandfather.
  • George Potter (1843-1861), died of inflammation of the brain, aged 18 years, half-brother of my great great grandmother. 
  • Alice Maud Fullerton (1878-1879), sister of my great grandmother.
  • James Atkinson Fullerton (1888-1912), died of tuberculosis aged 24 years, brother of my great grandmother.
  • George Brown Fullerton (1890-1917), died of wounds received at the battle of Messines, aged 28 years, brother of my great grandmother.
  • Michael Fullerton (1842-1842), brother of my great great grandfather.
  • Thomas Fullerton (1854-1865), died of hydatids of the heart, aged 11 years, brother of my great great grandfather.
  • Kathleen McCarthy (c1915-c1915), sister of my grandmother.
  • Michael McCarthy (c1876-1905), died aged 29 years, brother of my great grandfather.
  • Bertha Jane Chambers (1873-1886), half-sister of my great grandmother.
  • Ann Randall (1855-1855), twin sister of my great great grandmother.
  • Ann Randall (1859-1863), sister of my great great grandmother. 
Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord,
And may perpetual light shine upon them,
may their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.  

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trove Tuesday - Matrimony in Tooborac

I have been occupied with other things this week and so haven't had much time to prepare an interesting Trove Tuesday post. The digitised newspapers available through Trove are an amazing place to find family notices of vital events such as births, deaths and marriages. The following is a standard local newspaper wedding notice (I really think they used templates for these!) that I found recently in the newly digitised McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser. This notice is about the 1895 wedding of my great grandparents, John Ellis and Margaret Anna Gilmore. 
Source: 1895 'Matrimony in Tooborac.', The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (Heathcote, Vic. : 1863 - 1918), 3 May, p. 2, viewed 21 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90151526
Matrimony in Tooborac.
(FROM A CORRESPONDENT.)
On April 8th, Ellis-Gilmore. Maggie the eldest daughter of Mr W. Gilmore, of Gap Creek, Tooborac, was married to Mr J. Ellis, eldest son of Mr O. Ellis, of South Heathcote. A large number of friends and relatives of the bride and bridegroom were present to witness the interesting ceremony, after which a sumptuous breakfast was partaken of. Mr M'Master proposed the health of the newly married couple and then a largely attended reception was held, followed by a dance which lasted until the wee sma hours.
Trove Tuesday is a blogging prompt created by Amy from the Branches Leaves and Pollen blog.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Trove Tuesday - Messages from Soldiers Washed up in Bottles

Source: 1916 'MESSAGES FROM SOLDIERS.', Bendigonian (Bendigo, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 3 August, p. 20, viewed 23 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91378992
MESSAGES FROM SOLDIERS.
WASHED UP IN BOTTLES.
Mrs. G. V. Lansell has received a South Australian paper, giving particulars, of the remarkable find of six sealed bottles from soldiers on the beach between six and seven miles to the west of Cape Northumberland Lighthouse, Port MacDonnell, South Australia, on 16th July. The bottles were picked up one after the other by the harbormaster (Mr. E. Carrison) whilst he was walking along the beach. They were, from soldiers in different States, and some of them contained letters. A small slip of paper in one bottle bore the names of six men as follows:- Pte. G. Fullerton, Avonmore Post Office, Victoria; Pte. V. Gunnell, Hunter-street, Abbotsford, Victoria; Pte. H. J. Archibald, Pannoobamawm, Rochester, Victoria; Pte. E. C. Archibald, Pannoobamawm, Rochester; Victoria; L. Cpl. J. Holmberg, Post Office, Elmore, Victoria; and Pte G. Cockayne, Post Office, Gunbower, Victoria. These men all belonged to the well-known B Company, 38th Battalion, 10th Brigade, A.I.F., who travelled by a White Star liner acting as a transport. The spot where the bottles were picked up was only 18 miles from Mrs. Lansell's old home, where she resided with her mother, Mrs. Frew, of Barkly Place.
Please see my 2011 ANZAC day post for more information about my Great Great Uncle, George Brown Fullerton. Lance Corporal J. (Jack) Holmberg of Elmore, also mentioned in the article above, later married George's sister, Doris Edna Fullerton. 

Trove Tuesday is a blogging prompt created by Amy from the Branches Leaves and Pollen blog.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

X is for X as in Mannix - Family History Through the Alphabet - Week 24

This is my contribution to Week 24 of Gould Genealogy's Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. The letter this time is X.
Image from Gould Genealogy & History

I have no surnames or given names or locations relevant to my family history beginning with the letter X. I have decided instead to feature a surname which includes the letter X within it, Mannix. 

X is for...X as in Mannix
Mannix is the maiden surname of my Great Great Grandmother, Catherine (Kate) McCarthy (1842-1917). Catherine Mannix was baptised 22 May 1842 in the Catholic Parish of Milltown, County Kerry, Ireland, the daughter of Michael Mannix and Mary Bowler of Clash. The baptism sponsors were Jeremiah Foly and Catherine Murphy. Other children of this couple baptised in Milltown parish were:
Michael Mannix and Mary Bowler were married on 16 February 1832 in the Catholic Parish of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. The marriage witnesses were John McCurtayne and Thomas O'Hurly. The Church record transcriptions are IrishGenealogy.ie include many other Mannix's. 

It is known that other Mannix's, cousins of Kate, also immigrated to Australia, including James Mannix who lived at Strathfieldsaye near Bendigo


A family story, and similarities of appearance among my McCarthy relatives, suggest that Archbishop Daniel Mannix (1864-1963, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne for 46 years) was also a 'cousin' of Kate. His family came from Charleville, County Cork, so if there is any family connection it is probably at least as far back as the eighteenth century. 


Please also see my previous post M is for McCarthy for more information about Catherine's family. 


Sources:  Various Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates, Church record transcriptions at http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie accessed 15 October 2012.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Trove Tuesday - Private G. B. Fullerton

Source: 1917 'PRIVATE G. B. FULLERTON.', Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), 28 June, p. 3, viewed 13 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90132154
PRIVATE G. B. FULLERTON
Elmore 27th June.
Private George B. Fullerton, son of Mr. Peter Fullerton, the well-known farmer and contractor of Avonmore, is reported to have died from wounds in France on the 12th inst. The deceased soldier sailed with the 38th (Bendigo) Battalion in June of the last year, and had been seven months in the trenches in France. He was 27 years of age, and a popular figure in social and athletic circles in this district. Much sympathy has been expressed at the loss of a fine manly character.
Please see my 2011 ANZAC day post for more information about my Great Great Uncle, George Brown Fullerton
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Monday, October 15, 2012

W is for Wales - Family History Through the Alphabet - Week 23

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This is my contribution to Week 23 of Gould Genealogy's Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. The letter this time is W.

W is for...Wales
Wales, or more specifically, Caernarvonshire, Wales, is where my Ellis and Jones ancestors originated (See also E is for Ellis and J is for Jones). 
 
Here is a map of the locations in Wales relevant to my family history. 



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Saturday, October 13, 2012

V is for Victoria - Family History Through the Alphabet - Week 22

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This is my contribution to Week 22 of Gould Genealogy's Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. The letter this time is V
I have no surnames in my direct ancestry beginning with the letter V so I have chosen another location. 

V is for...Victoria
The majority of my Australian ancestors resided in the state of Victoria. 

The towns and regions of Victoria relevant to my direct ancestors include:


If I include collateral family lines however, I have genealogical interests in just about every region of the state. Please see my Diigo links tagged Victoria for a selection of web sites and internet resources related to Victoria. 
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trove Tuesday - Are you there John Harvey?

Source: 1890 'Advertising.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 16 August, p. 1, viewed 9 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71180483
Bridget Elizabeth (Lizzie) Fullerton (c1846-1923) was the sister of my Great Great Grandfather, Peter Fullerton (1840-1924). Lizzie married three times, but had no children. Firstly, Lizzie married Gerald Thomas Fenelon on 14 June 1863 at Inglewood, Victoria (Gerald's story is also interesting, but I will leave it for another post). Second, Lizzie married John Harvey at Numurkah, Victoria, on 8 August 1884. Thirdly, Lizzie married John Thomas Houghton at Numurkah on 10 April 1898. While Lizzie's second and third marriages took place in Numurkah, Victoria, at that time and until at least the late 1910s she lived at Tocumwal, New South Wales. Lizzie died in 1923 at the residence of her sister, Mary Brown (nee Fullerton) at Ascot Vale, Victoria.

Stories of Lizzie have been handed down through the family of her sister Mary Brown. Mary's grand daughter told me the family story that John Harvey was supposed to have drowned in the Murray River and that before John Houghton married Lizzie in 1898 he went down to the river and asked 'Are you there John Harvey?'


Several years ago I visited Tocumwal and purchased a local history book which had been recently published at that time. A transcription of an 1891 directory for Tocumwal in the back of the book listed Mrs Eliza Harvey who had a 'fancy goods store'. At that stage I had no idea what time between 1884 and 1898 John Harvey had disappeared. Trove to the rescue. Last year I came across the following advertisement which appeared in the Australian Town and Country Journal during June, July and August of 1890.

HARVEY.- Any person knowing the whereabouts of JOHN HARVEY, who left Tocumwal two years last February, kindly communicate with his Wife, Mrs. E. HARVEY, P.O., Tocumwal.
This appears to indicate that John Harvey disappeared in February 1888. 

What do I know about John Harvey? According to the 8 August 1884 marriage certificate of John Harvey and Elizabeth Fenelon, John was a 48-year-old carpenter, born in Suffolk, England (c1836), the son of John Harvey, a stone mason, and Susan (nee Rice). A widower since 1874, John had three children living and five children deceased, according to the certificate.

A transcript (purchased from Marilyn Rowan of transcriptions.com.au) of an 1862 New South Wales marriage certificate showed that John Harvey, a 25-year-old labourer, born England, son of a stone mason (name not stated) and Susan Whitney, married 18-year-old Scottish servant Anne McSween at the Office of the District Registrar at Moulamein, New South Wales on 6 June 1862. Anne died 7 September 1874 at Deniliquin, New South Wales. The cause of her death of 'Exhaustion after confinement'. According to Anne's death certificate, she had three living children: Jessie (aged 10), Francis (aged 9) and Donald (aged 7) and one son deceased.

If anyone is related to this family or knows anything more about them I would very much like to hear from you, please see the contact page of this blog. This is what I have discovered so far about John Harvey's family:

  • Jessie Harvey born 1864, Moulamein, New South Wales. Married Benjamin Rollston, 2 July 1904, at the residence of Mr Stanyer, Barooga, New South Wales. The marriage witnesses were William Stanyer and Maria Stanyer. Jessie Rollston (nee Harvey) died 1928. The Australian Cemeteries Index web site has a photograph of the gravestone at the Barooga General Cemetery of Jessie and Bengamen Rollston, their daughter Hester Owens (nee Rollston) and her husband Thomas John Owens. The inscription says the gravestone was 'Erected by Amy and Clara'.
  • Francis Harvey born c1867
  • Donald Harvey born c1868. Could he be Donald Harvey son of John and Annie who died at Temora, New South Wales in 1939? (From the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Online Indexes)
  • John Harvey born 1872 Collingwood, Victoria, died 1872 Melbourne, Victoria. 
I know that records exist which would help me find out more about John Harvey's life before he married Lizzie, for example, I have discovered, through the New South Wales Police Gazettes (available online at FindMyPast) that John spent some time in the Deniliquin Gaol in 1872 for stealing a saddle.

New South Wales Police Gazette, 4 September 1872 (page 240, Apprehensions)

John Harvey, charged with stealing a saddle, value £2 10s. (recovered), the property of William Smith, has been arrested by Constable Vaughan, Moama Police. Committed for trial at Deniliquin sessions.
New South Wales Police Gazette, 2 July 1873 (page 198, Return of Prisoners Discharged Free since last publication)
Gaol: Deniliquin
Name: John Harvey
Offence: Larceny
Sentence: 9 months hard labour
When and where tried: 17 Sept., 1872, Deniliquin Q.S.
Native Place: England
Trade: Bushman
Year of Birth: 1836
Height: 5 foot 5 inches
Complexion: Fair
Hair: Fair, Curly
Eyes: Grey
Nose: Medium
Mouth: Medium
Chin: Medium
Remarks and ship (if known): "Windsor" 1852. Small mole on back between shoulder.
The following extremely sad article reveals how Anne and the children fared while John was serving time in jail. 
Source: 1872 'INQUESTS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 31 October, p. 1 Supplement: The Argus Supplement, viewed 9 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5841520
INQUESTS.
The city coroner, Dr. Youl, held an inquest on Monday, at tho Immigrants' Home, on the body of John Harvey, aged 15 days, son of a prisoner in the Deniliquin Gaol named John Harvey. The mother said that she married her husband in Deniliquin, and when he got into "trouble" she came, with her four children, to Melbourne. The child had been ill and feeble since his birth, and never took the breast. Witness's friends were unable to support her, and she applied for admission to the home. The child was no worse than usual when she left home to go to the Immigrants' Home. She took him to the hospital on the way, and the doctor said nothing could be done for the child. On reaching the ward in the home she reported that the child was dead or dying, and it died before the doctor who had been sent for arrived. Dr. E. Barker made a post-mortem examination, and found the body of the child, which had not been born at the full time, pale and emaciated. The immediate cause of death was congestion of the lungs from inflammation accelerated by the condition of the body. A verdict of death from pneumonia was found. 
Thanks to Trove I have discovered several things I did not know about Lizzie's second husband. But I still have a lot of questions. Was February 1888 the last time Lizzie ever saw John? Or did he return and then disappear again some time before 1898? What did/do John Harvey's descendants know about him? What did/do they know about Lizzie?  (Ultimately I would love to discover that someone has a photograph of her!)

Trove Tuesday is a blogging prompt created by Amy from the Branches Leaves and Pollen blog.

Sources: Trove (Australian Town and Country Journal), Various Victorian Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates, New South Wales Registration Transcriptions, Australian Cemeteries Index, NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Online Indexes, New South Wales Police Gazettes, information from a descendant of Hannah Fox, information from descendants of Mary Brown. More source information available on request.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Trove Tuesday - Helpless in the Bush


HELPLESS IN THE BUSH. 

TOOBORAC, Monday. - A painful accident happened to Mr. W. Gilmore yesterday morning. He was visiting some traps on his property before dawn, when he slipped on a stone in the darkness and broke his ankle. He was unable to walk and lay there several hours, when he was discovered by a man passing. It was a rough out-of-the-way spot in the hills, and he was lucky to have been found at all. Mr. Gilmore was driven in to the Heathcote Hospital where he was attended by Dr. Reid.

1909 'HELPLESS IN THE BUSH.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 23 March, p. 9, viewed 28 September, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10687215


The article above, published in the Argus in 1909, mentions Mr. W. Gilmore who is probably my Great Great Grandfather, William Kenneth Gilmore (c1839-1927) of  Tooborac, Victoria. There is also the possibility that it refers to his son William Charles Gilmore (1878-1969). 

Trove Tuesday is a blogging prompt created by Amy from the Branches Leaves and Pollen blog. 
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Motivation Monday - Goals for October 2012

I haven't done so well with my goals this month. I will have to carry a few of them forward into October.

On my September Motivation Monday post, Tessa of The Keough Corner blog left a comment as follows:

I would be interested to know why you are thinking of switching from Legacy as your main genealogy program? Please share - thanks
Thanks Tessa for this comment. I haven't given up on Legacy just yet and I think, even if I do decide to use one of the other programs I have installed on my laptop for my main database I would definitely continue to use Legacy from time to time because I like the reports and charts that Legacy produces. As I mentioned in my last Motivation Monday post, I have several family history software programs installed on my laptop including Legacy 7.5, Family Tree Maker 2012, Roots Magic 4 and Family Historian 5. I have definitely not been taking full advantage of the different features of each of these programs. I recently become particularly interested in the customisable features of Family Historian after reading posts by fellow Australian geneabloggers Jill at Geniaus and Shelley at Twigs of Yore, particularly because of Shelley's post in May this year Getting Technical with Family Historian Software, regarding the "plugins" feature of version 5 of Family Historian. The idea of creating customised templates for Australian sources caught my interest immediately. Sometimes I feel a bit lost trying to make Australian, UK and Irish sources fit in with the the source templates available in Legacy. I know that is probably because I need to learn more about Legacy, so I will be reacquainting myself with Legacy's features also. 

I already had a copy of version 4 of Family Historian as I was fortunate enough to win a copy via Facebook thanks to Gould Genealogy. I honestly have to admit that I installed the software and looked at it with interest but I put it aside and continued to use Legacy. With renewed interest, I decided to upgrade to version 5 of Family Historian. Now have a lot of reading and learning to do. Will I change to using Family Historian for my main database? I don't know yet, but I will definitely continue to use Legacy. 

My goals for September 2012 were:
  1.  Reacquaint myself with the features of the various genealogy software products I have on my computer (Legacy 7.5RootsMagic 4Family Tree Maker 2012Family Historian and Personal Historian 2)  Achieved partially, but I will carry this goal over into my October goals as well.
  2.  Continue implementing the Digital Organisational Scheme I developed back in January. During September I will aim to continue working on the file names and metadata within my 'Genealogy>Hehir' and 'Genealogy>Ellis' folders. I will particularly concentrate on organising the files within each 'Correspondence' folder. Not achieved, move this goal forward into October.
  3.  Continue working on my new family history file, working backwards methodically, recording all sources, attaching relevant source documents and attaching photographs. During September, I aim to do this for more of my Hehir and Ellis family members. At the the time of posting my Legacy file contains 118 individuals. During September I will aim to increase that number to at least 150.  Not achieved, move this goal forward into October.
  4.  Organise, crop, rename and tag photographs from my 'Scans To Sort' folder. At the time of posting my 'Scans To Sort' folder contains 18,115 Files, 485 Folders, 58.3 GB of data. During September I aim to reduce the number of files in my 'Scans To Sort' photographs folder to at least 17,900. Achieved. 
  5.  At the moment I am reading one genealogy related ebook. During September I will aim to finish this ebook. Not achieved. I would like to be able to say I achieved this but I have to be completely honest and say that 58% of the way through this particular ebook I decided to stop reading. I thought it was taking up too much of my valuable genealogy time (thus why I haven't achieved some of my other goals this month) and I decided it was not very useful for my purposes anyway. Truthfully, it was becoming a chore to read this book. I won't name the particular book, but I will just say it was an ebook regarding the concepts of family history and identity in Ireland and among the Irish diaspora. The description sounded interesting when I downloaded the ebook and I tried very hard to read the book and find the information interesting and useful...but just couldn't keep it up. Now to move on to other more interesting books.
  6.  Participate in blogging prompts when able (Trove Tuesday, Family History Through the Alphabet52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy21st Century Organized Family Historian and Beyond the Internet) Achieved. During September I participated in the Family History Through the Alphabet blogging challenge with posts for Q, R, S, T and U. I also participated in Trove Tuesday with three posts during September.
My goals for October 2012 are:
  1. Reacquaint myself with the features of the various genealogy software products I have on my computer (Legacy 7.5RootsMagic 4Family Tree Maker 2012Family Historian and Personal Historian 2
  2. Continue implementing the Digital Organisational Scheme I developed back in January. During October I will aim to continue working on the file names and metadata within my 'Genealogy>Hehir>Correspondence' folder. 
  3. Continue working on my new family history file, working backwards methodically, recording all sources, attaching relevant source documents and attaching photographs. During October, I aim to do this for more of my Hehir and Ellis family members. At the the time of posting my Legacy file contains 118 individuals. During October I will aim to increase that number to at least 150. 
  4. Organise, crop, rename and tag photographs from my 'Scans To Sort' folder. At the time of posting my 'Scans To Sort' folder contains 17,275 Files, 380 Folders, 49.2 GB of data. During October I aim to reduce the number of files in my 'Scans To Sort' photographs folder to at least 15,000. 
  5. Participate in blogging prompts when able (Trove Tuesday, Family History Through the Alphabet52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy21st Century Organized Family Historian and Beyond the Internet
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