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1301 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4)
1302 When Gertrude and William married he was aged 56, a widower and the Manager of Phillips and Co and his residence was Poona. Gertrude was aged 38, a spinster and living at Poona. Family F99
1303 When her husband died, his family left her with nothing. Her brother Jack O'Neill had to go around to the house to make them allow her to take her belongings. This is supported by numerous letters in the will documents for her husband.

Was the housekeeper for Father Michael Quinn for many years - from the time Bernard died until her death. Alice died of breast cancer.

In 1936, 1937, 1943 she is at Blackall in the RC Presbytery. In 1949 and 1954 she is at the Catholic Presbytery at Walkerston. 
O'NEILL Alice (I48)
1304 When Jane was born, John's name was spelt Wartenby and they live in Milllane and he was a Carpenter. WARTONBY (ALSO WARTENBEY, WARTENBY, WARTANBY) Jane (I2147)
1305 When Julia was born, the name is spelt Whartenby and they live in Abby Street, John is a carpenter. WARTONBY (ALSO WARTENBEY, WARTENBY, WARTANBY) Julia (I2146)
1306 When Richard is baptised as a baby on the 27 April 1821, the name is spelt Wartneby and the family is living at Bridge Street, Nuneaton. John is a carpenter.

FIBIS record
Name Richard Wartenby
Gender Male
Burial date 02 Jan 1862
Burial place Back Bay, Bombay, India
Death date 01 Jan 1862
Age in years 43
Birth date 1819
Marital status Unknown
Batch number B00260-4
Record group India-EASy
Film number 523921

Entered the Service: 1840
Surname: Wartonby 
Forename(s): Richard 
Rank or Situation: Private 2nd European Regt. 
Occupation before Enlisting: Carpenter 
Town and County: Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Where first enlisted: London 
Date of Attestation: 20 August 1840 
Term of enlisted service: Unlimited 
In what ship arrived from Europe, or Service Entertained: Simon Taylor
Year of Arrival or When that service entertained: 1840 
Remarks: Transferred 22 December 1849 as Line Sergeant to Town Major's List 
IOR Reference: L/MIL/12/112

1307 When Sidney his daughter is born at Kirkee in 1885, Edward is listed as Captain ET Fox, Bombay Sappers and Miners. He died less than a month after his daughter was born as a result of diarrhoea.

His death notice in The Times of India 1885 reads:

Nov 13th at Cumballa Hotel Bombay Capt ET Fox Royal Engineers aged 42 years. 
FOX Edward Thomas (I149)
1308 When Stephen and Mary Ellen married, he was aged 21 and a grocer's assistant. She was aged 30 and was a dress maker. Her parents were Thomas Andrews and Sarah Atkins and Thomas was a butcher. Stephen's parents were listed as Stephen James Chattin and Elizabeth Greenwood and Stephen senior was a coach finisher. Witnesses were Charles F Johnson and Thomas James Ruddell (Stephen's brother-in-law). They were married according to the rites of the Primitive Methodist Church. Family F177
1309 When William and Mary Jane are married, both are living at Cricket Street, Milton.

On his certificate, William states that his father is John Sherwood and his mother was Martha unk (unknown). I cannot find any record for a marriage of John Sherwood to Martha nor a birth for William to a John and Martha. It is possible that William had forgotten his mother's name as he was only about 6 or 7 when she died. 
Family F266
1310 When William died about 6 months after Jim, the farm at Dumbleton was passed on to Theresa and her husband.

Bill May arrived on the Limerick travelling with Patrick Coogan and Alice Aylward. 
MAY William (Bill) (I1039)
1311 When William married Elizabeth, he was a widower and she was a spinster and of age. Both were resident in Harrison Street and both fathers were dead. Witnesses were William Chard and Mary Ann Kinniston? Father could be Thomas for Elizabeth. Family F89
1312 When Woodford enlisted in 1917 his Next of Kin was his mother, Mrs Marion L Champlin who lived at Shafston Kangaroo Point. This was Shafston House which was a training centre for Kindergarten teachers during WW1 and Marion Champlin was the Principal of the College.

Marion Lauterbach Champlin died in New South Wales in 1939. 
CHAMPLIN Woodford Garrell McDowell (I1933)
1313 While Mary is listed in the 1841 census as the daughter of the head of the household, she may not have been the daughter of Helen, as on her death certificate she is said to be the daughter of Ann Anderson, and on her birth certificate, her father is not named. She appears to have had an intellectual disability and other congenital problems and died aged 23. Her death certificate lists her as Anderson alias Wood, so it is unclear as to her relationship with the family although John signs the death certificate as her father.

Died of smallpox 
WOOD Mary Ritchie (I87)
1314 While Mary is listed in the 1841 census as the daughter of the head of the household, she may not have been the daughter of Helen, as on her death certificate she is said to be the daughter of Ann Anderson, and on her birth certificate, her father is not named. She appears to have had an intellectual disability and other congenital problems and died aged 23. Her death certificate lists her as Anderson alias Wood, so it is unclear as to her relationship with the family although John signs the death certificate as her father.  WOOD Mary Ritchie (I87)
1315 Willamina's name is given as Innes - without the Aitken.

Catherine received an MA from the University of Otago in 1930.

Married Edward Nicholas Murphy and one child - Christine Elizabeth Murphy 
WEBB Catherine Merrial Innes (I2158)
1316 Willamina's parents were Catherine Bain and James Murray Aitken AITKEN Williamina Innes (I1842)
1317 William and Gladys were second cousins. His mother, Ada Jane Rappel was the daughter of William Rappel and Elizabeth Hardgrave. Gladys' parents were Andrew Joseph Kelly and Jane Anna Rappel. Jane Anna's father was Joseph Rappel who was William Rappel's brother.  Family F218
1318 William died as an almost 3 year old in Warwick, a month before his mother. MOGRIDGE William James (I1052)
1319 William died of heart failure in the Mount Morgan hospital.


Courtesy of Tony Maddison

Josiah DENNIS #2 born about 1830 in Cornwall (parents Josiah DENNIS #1 & Mary Ann DENNIS) and married Christiana (Crissy) HOCKING born Cornwell, England 04 Mar 1833 to parents William HOCKING ā?? miner of Ponsonpoth, St. Gluvias and Catherine (Kitty) HOCKING in Devon, England in 1854 (Ref CB.1296.1865). Josiah (aged 25) & Christiana DENNIS (aged 23) together with their children, Josiah #3 aged 2 and Elizabeth Hocking DENNIS infant, migrated to Australia as assisted passengers, departing London 24 Feb 1857 on the 3 masted 560 ton 'Gilmore' and arriving in Adelaide SA on 05 Jul 1857. Josiah #2 was a Mining Manager (referred to as a mining Captain) and managed mines at Thuringa, Burra SA before moving to Peak Downs (via Clermont) Qld about 1865 - they were at Peak Downs until 1873. Josiah #2, aged 61 died of rheumatism at 8 Cooper Street, Waterloo NSW (the home of his son Joseph) on 16 Dec 1891 and was buried in the Sydney Necropolis on 17 Dec 1891. Christiana DENNIS died at Hill Street, West Kogarah NSW on 20 Jan 1914 and was buried in Woronora Cemetery with her daughter Mary Ann and William Barnsley (Mary Ann's 2nd husband). A funeral notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 Jan 1914 for Christiana.

"The friends of Mr. & Mrs. W.T. Barnsley are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of their late dearly loved mother, Christiana DENNIS, to leave the corner of Hill street and Webber Road, West Kogarah this afternoon at (?) o'clock for Church of England Cemetery, Sutherland via Carlton Street."

There was apparently a rift in the family between Christiana and Josiah and they separated sometime prior to Josiah's death in 1891. In the later part of her life Christiana lived with her daughter Mary Ann.


1) Josiah DENNIS #3 born about 1855/1856 at Gunners Lake near Colstuck in Cornwall, England. Josiah #3 married Margaret Ann Miller at Kempsey in 1882. Josiah and Margaret had 12 children - Alexander, Leslie, Netta, Gladys, Ruby, Donald, Christina, Edgar, Kenneth, Hastings, Elma and Pretoria. Josiah #3 died 3 Jan 1902 in Port Macquarie and Margaret died about 1949 in Kogorah.

2) Elizabeth Hocking DENNIS born about 1856/1857 in England married John James Parr in 1874. Elizabeth and John had 11 children - Emily, Mary Ann, Ethel May, John Jnr., Annie Louisa, Edith J., Phillipa, Joseph H, Samuel W.V., Josiah E. and Henry O. When Eugene SCHUBERT died in 1894, Elizabeth Parr was living at Kenthurst in Sydney.

3) Mary Ann DENNIS born 06 Aug 1858 in Kooringa, Burra SA (Ref Book 14 Page 306), married Eugene Anthony SCHUBERT in St Paul's C of E Rockhampton Qld 02 Oct 1879 and died at 37 Hill Street, West Kogarah NSW on 08 Jul 1940.

Eugene SCHUBERT was born to parents Carl Eduard and Elizabeth SCHUBERT (nee Kaiser) about 1858 in Samisle, Posen, Prussian Poland. In 1877 at 18 tears of age, Eugene migrated from Prussia via Greenock to Australia with two brothers - Gustav (aged 21) and Otto (aged 16). They sailed on the 'Nairnshire' departing Greenock on 24 Nov 1876 and arriving in Moreton Bay on 7 Mar 1877. Eugene and Otto worked as coach builders and painters and on 18 Nov 1878, Eugene became a naturalised citizen.

Eugene married Mary Ann DENNIS on 02 Oct 1879 at St. Paul's Church, Rockhampton in the presence of Samuel Nankivell and Elizabeth Horger. The family lived in Sydney at Waterloo (with Joseph DENNIS and his father Josiah?) for some time in their early marriage where Eugene appears to have worked on the gold filigree in the Theatre Royal. About 1883 they returned to Queensland, possibly Rockhampton where some of their children were born and it appears that at about this time Eugene started to feel the effects of lead poisoning.

About 1889 Eugene and Mary Ann moved to Sutton Forest and it appears they either owned or managed the Royal Hotel at Sutton Forest. Eugene died on 29 Nov 1894 aged 37 from lung and throat cancer caused by chronic lead poisoning (phthisis). He was buried in the Anglican Cemetery at Sutton Forest on 31 Dec 1894. Children of the marriage were - Edith Maude, Gertrude Eugenia, Mary Jane, Eugene Waldemar and Ruby May.[1]

Mary Ann married William BARNSLEY in 1896 and they had two children - Cecil Clyde and Alma. William died in 1938 at Rockdale.

4) Joseph DENNIS born 29 Jun 1860 in Kooringa, Burra SA (Ref Book 19 Page 329) and was living at 8 Cooper Street, Waterloo NSW in 1891 when his father died. Apparently Joseph did not marry and died the year after his father in Waterloo. TO BE CONFIRMED

5) William DENNIS born 20 Jun 1862 in Kooringa, Burra SA (Ref Book 25 Page 50 or 1862/349).

6) Christiana DENNIS born 07 Nov 1865 at the Copper Mines via Clermont Qld and died in 1875.

7) Amelia DENNIS born 23 Nov 1867 and married David Cruden in 1884. It appears that Amelia and David had six children - Amelia Maud Alice, David Alexander Stewart, Reginald Mervyn, Archibald, Daisy I. And Frederick C. Amelia died in 1906 in Marrickville.

8) James DENNIS born 27 Apr 1871. James married Selina Louisa Gregory at St. Paul's Church, Charters Towers on 19 Dec 1894. Selina was born 22 Mar 1875 and was the daughter of Thomas Henry Gregory and Maria Gregory (nee Wilcocks). James and Selina had nine children - Beatrice Maud, Gladys Muriel, Ruby Myrtle, Violet May, James Malroy, Arthur Milburn, Robert Murdoch and Ernest Melvin. James Dennis died 23 Dec 1920.

9) Frederick Charles DENNIS born 19 Apr 1873 and died in 1875.

William DENNIS born 20 Jun 1862 in Kooringa, Burra SA, married Elizabeth RUDDELL at Lord Johns Swamp, Warwick Qld 17 Nov 1884 (Ref 1884/000443) in the presence of Henry Mark MORRIS and Mary Ann MORRIS - William was a painter and sign writer. William DENNIS, aged 64 died of heart failure in the Mount Morgan General Hospital 30 Mar 1926 and was buried in the Mount Morgan Cemetery 31 Mar 1926. Elizabeth DENNIS (aged 85 years) died 17 Sep 1950 at the Eventide Home, Rockhampton and was buried at Mount Morgan Cemetery Qld on 18 Sep 1950.


1) Josiah #4 Thomas DENNIS born 17 Dec 1884 (Ref 1885/002250) and married Elizabeth Anne O'Neill on 13 Sep 1906 in Qld.

2) Christiana DENNIS born 1886 in Central Cumberland (Ref 1886/18480) and married J.E. Ansford.

3) Mary Ellen (Nellie) DENNIS born 25 May 1888 in Kenthurst, Central Cumberland NSW - Ref 1888/19344, married Harold Fulford Paxton ATKINSON at Longreach 23 April 1909 and died in Rockhampton 27 Mar 1972. At the time of Mary Ellen's birth, her father's occupation is listed as farmer¯.

4) Mary Ann (Polly) DENNIS born about 1890 in Parramatta and married Thomas Hulston Hall on 05 Aug 1911 in Queensland.

5) William Henry Joseph DENNIS was born 1895 at Redfern NSW and married Evelyn Ford on 06 Feb 1915 in Queensland.

6) Lillian (Lilly) Beatrice DENNIS born 1892 at Waterloo NSW and married Charles Hutcheon on 10 Mar 1924 in Queensland.

7) Jane Hocking DENNIS born 1897 at Waterloo NSW and married George Glenn 28 Jun 1917 in Queensland.

8) Richard Emanuel DENNIS born 18 Feb 1901 (Ref 1901/011994) and died before 1926.

Burra S.A. Old copper-mining town, 150km north of Adelaide on the road to Broken Hill. When copper was discovered in 1845, two mining syndicates, the Nobs (the Princess Royal Mining Association) and the Snobs (the South Australian Mining Association) made rival claims for the land, but neither could raise the £20,000 needed to buy it. So they joined together to buy the land, drew lots for each half and started mining.
The Snobs drew the rich northern half and were on the path to instant fortune, while the Nobs' mine petered out and was sold off as a sheep station. The Burra mine generated nearly £5 million worth of copper and returned £800,000 for its shareholders - a fortune 150 years ago.

In the census of 1851, 1800 people (about 40% of Burra's population at the time) lived in 600 dugout houses (underground homes constructed by the Cornish miners) stretching along almost 5km of creek bank.

Thousands of miners were lured from Cornwell in England, Scotland and Wales and many of these miners preferred to live in village enclaves of their own ethnic groups rather than the company town of Kooringa. Thus the villages of Redruth (Cornish), Hampton (English), Aberdeen (Scottish) and Llwychr (Welsh) were created.

Peak Downs Qld Gold discovered among the ranges of Peak Downs, Central Queensland in 1862 however the gold soon ran out. One of the gold prospectors discovered a large outcrop of copper ore about six kilometres south-west of Clermont and this discovery led to the formation of the Peak Downs Copper-mining Company - the first major mining operation in Queensland and the earliest base metal industry on the continent outside South Australia. Copper mining commenced in 1863, the township of Copperfield was established six kilometres from the established town of Clermont and a 220 kilometre road was formed between St.Lawrence (north of Rockhampton) and Peak Downs.

Due to problems transporting and commissioning the smelters and concerns the mine did not meet expectations, the initial manager, Mr John Manton was replaced in April 1864, just twelve months after the first workings commenced by Josiah DENNIS, a mining captain of skill and experience from Burra in South Australia. Josiah DENNIS condemned the superficial way in which the mining had been carried on and commenced to prove the extent of the lode and make other discoveries, thereby fully re-establishing the character of the mine. Skilled South Australian smelters were procured and they found it necessary to reconstruct the two furnaces already built as well as import sand and fireclay from South Australia until materials of equal quality were found nearby.

Captain DENNIS recruited experienced miners from South Australia resulting in further discovery of valuable deposits of ore. In 1872-73 the company recruited over 200 men, with their families, from the mining districts of Cornwall.

Cornishmen used methods developed in Cornwall over several centuries. A miner began his working life as a 'picky boy' whose job was to sit at a table or conveyor belt sorting good ore from waste. After a few years he could join a team working underground at the rock face sinking shafts and opening drives; this was known as 'tut work'. Miners showing promise would then be invited to enjoy a 'tribute' team working the exposed ore body and paid on the amount of value of ore shifted. Tributers tendered for an area underground and could make a very good living in rich ore zones. The tribute system was supervised by mine 'captains' appointed by the company.

Captain DENNIS resigned in the latter part of 1873, following an unfavourable report from another mining expert who was hired by the directors.

Lord John's Swamp (Canning Downs) - Derivation of the name: The Davidson's had two flocks of sheep grazing in this locality, under two shepherds, both of whom had the same Christian name, John. One man's flock grazed on the country above the swamp while the other had the lower portion of the district. The storekeeper at Canning Downs, after having made up the rations, was at first put to some trouble in the correct delivery of them and confusion with annoyance to both parties occurred. To alleviate this, the storekeeper began labelling the different lots, one as Upper John's¯ (Swamp) and the other as Lower John's (Swamp). After this the latter was manufactured into Lord John's Swamp. This is now the official and local name of the whole locality.[2] 
DENNIS William Josiah (I1113)
1320 William is listed at Kalbar State School in 1902.

William enlisted in the Fifth Lighthorse in Brisbane on the 13 November, 1915. He gave his age as 18 years and 1 month old though in reality he had not yet turned 18. He was 5' 9"¯ tall and weighed 145 lbs. His eyes were brown as was his hair. He gave his religion as Presbyterian and nominated his mother as his next of kin.

While training in Egypt, he was transferred to the Australian Field Artillery with the rank of Driver. On the 28 May 1916, he embarked on HMT Corsican from Alexandria and disembarked at Plymouth, England on the 12 June 1916. On the 21 July, 1916, he was sent to France. He was wounded in action on the 27 November, 1916 and died the following day. He was just 19 years old.

Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Australian Field Artillery
Unit Text: 4th Div. Ammunition Col.
Service No: 2363
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 13.

Driver William Wood
No. 2363 - 4th Ammunition Column Australian Field Artillery - aged 19. William was from Bundaberg & was the son of John & May Wood. He was working as a farm labourer when he enlisted on 13 Nov., 1915 at the age of 18 & he was initially assigned to the 5th Light Horse Regiment. He was transferred to the newly formed Aust. Artillery Details in Egypt &, after arriving in France, was assigned to the 4th Div. Ammunition Column, where, as a good horseman, he drove the teams transferring ammunition for the artillery. 'Woodsie', as he was known in his unit, was severely wounded by a shell explosion on 28 Nov., 1916. The explosion fractured his thigh, femur & tibia & fibula & he died of these wounds at the No. 1 Main Dressing Station the same day. He is buried in Becourt Military Cemetery. 
WOOD William King (I32)
1321 William Phillips "Bill" Webb (18 March 1868 - c. 1931) was a rugby union player who represented Australia. Webb, a prop, was born in Dunedin and claimed a total of 2 international rugby caps for Australia. His debut game was against Great Britain, at Sydney, on 5 August 1899.

Address at time of death was 4 Hathern Street Leichhardt.

William was buried on Friday 30 January 1931

The Sydney Morning Herald Sat 31 January 1931
The funeral of Mr William Phillips Webb took place at Rookwood Crematorium yesterday following a service conducted by the Rev Canon F J Harris.
The chief mourners were Mrs Webb (widow), Messrs Ken, Jack, Ronald, Cecil and Allen Webb (sons), Mrs D V Fielder and Miss O Webb (daughters), Mr J V Fielder (son-in-law), Mr E P Webb (brother), Mr W J Ferguson (brother-in-law), Mrs McFarlane and Mrs K Ferguson (sisters-in-law), Miss M McFarlane (niece), Messrs C R and Colin Ferguson (nephews), Mr R P Bennett (general secretary represented the chairman of the Boy Scouts Association Sir Kelso King), Mr S M Young (represented Commissioner S Wilson), Rover McDiarmid (represented the Rovers Commissioner), W A Windeyer (deputy chairman Boy Scouts Association).
Others present Included Mr C P Doust (Cub Commissioner), Commissioners C L Havers (South West Sydney District), J M Maughan (City Distrlct) District Scoutmaster Nicholls (Near South District) District Scoutmaster Webber (South Sydney) Commissioner H McAllster (represented Headquarters and Mr E Trenchard Miller ex Chief Commissioner and H R Lee ex Deputy Chief Commissioner) Messrs G Stevens (Northern Suburbs District) H Thurllng (Burwood District) S Cooper (Central Cumberland District) A M Shepherd (Petersham Municipal Council) A W Ferguson (representing Commissioner Coutts) W T Carr (headquarters scouts shop and Mr Barrett District Cub Master West Sydney) Commissioner Best (Burwood District) Commissloner Swainson (Eastern Suburbs) Mr Glassock (West Sydney District) Commissioner West (Orange District) Messrs P J Crowther (Rozelle Troop Scouts) J Shepherd (1st Petersham Scouts) Mr C E Harpeley (representing Commissioner A J Willis) E H Parsons (Dulwich Hill District Association) Harry Ford (1st Stanmore) J Nicholson (1st Annandale) W A Carpenter (Randwick Tramway Workshops) J N Young E O Lunn E W Jansen Nurse McLean (Regents Park Troop) W B Coombe W A and P Sloman R J McKenzie L Meredith T Grant f C Sims W Davis H E Hartley J O Neill O Tord G Hasklns (Water and Sewerage Board) F A Briggs F A Whltling.

Obituary SMH Friday 30 Jan 1931
Mr. William Phillip Webb, for many years a prominent officiai of the Scout movement in New South Wales, and a Rugby Union footballer of renown, died on Wednesday night, having collapsed while returning to his residence at 4 Hathern-street, Leichhardt. He was 64 years of age. For the past two years Mr. Webb had held the position of Scout cub organiser for New South Wales. Mr. Webb was born in New Zealand, and was educated at the Dunedin High School. In 1888 he represented the Dominion against England in Rugby Union football. He came to Australia shortly afterwards, and as captain of the Pirates team and a member of the Woolaroos, became one of the outstanding players In Australia. He represented New South Wales against Queensland in 1890, 1896, 1898, 1899, and 1900, and played with the State against Victoria In 1894 and 1895. In 1899 Mr. Webb played against an English team. He had the distinction of having played first-class football until 45 years of age. In 1921 Mr. Webb first became associated with the Scout movement as a member of the committee, and In the same year he took up the position of assistant scoutmaster of the First Petersham Troop. He was appointed scoutmaster at Stanmore in the following year, and In 1926 became cubmaster of the West Sydney district. He organised practically every cub function In Sydney from 1928. Mr. Webb was twice married. He leaves a widow and an adult family. The funeral will take place to-day at the Crematorium, Rookwood.

Went bankrupt in 1896 - see Sydney Mail and the NSW Advertiser Sat 18 April 1896 
WEBB William Phillips (I1784)
1322 William Thomas Phillips was the second son of James and Lydia Phillips and their third child. He was born in Portugal as his father was in the Commissariat with the British Army at the time.

Henry, Jane, William, Francis, Isabella, Alfred, Samuel and Charles were recorded as the children of James Phillips in the census of 15 November 1828 at 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales.

William became Postmaster in Paterson in October 1835 according to the newspapers and was also listed in the 1836 Blue Books - Phillips, William Thomas, Deputy Postmaster. In 1851 he is listed as a spirit merchant and brewer in Paterson. In 1839, William is listed as the Postmaster at Paterson.

18 Jan 1845 The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

Serving on a Jury.-In the court of Quarter Sessions, on Monday last, on the retirement of the first jury to consider a case, a second jury was impanuelled, and some delay occurring from there not being a sufficient number of jurymen in attendance, the Chairman stated that two affidavits of inability to serve had been sent him : one was on the part of Mr. William Nicholson, on the ground of his being a government contractor, and not having any person to whom he could entrust the seeing to the contract, he therefore prayed to be excused from serving on the jury; and the second was from Mr. Phillips, of Paterson, who stated that he was a postmaster, and had no one to supply his place while absent, and he therefore prayed to be excused. The Chairman decided that he could not allow Mr. Nicholson's excuse to be sufficient, but he thought Mr. Phillips's excuse was good, as the public would suffer loss if the post office were closed. Both gentlemen being present were, however, called on to serve on that day, Mr. Phillips being informed that he need not attend during the remainder of the sessions.

William Thomas (William T) was appointed as a collector of Quit Rents for the Police District of Paterson according to the Government Gazette notices for Friday, December 1,1848 and published on the 6 December in the The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser.

He was also registered as a spirit merchant for Paterson (with 2 others for the town) in The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser for 2 January 1850. WT was registered again on the 12 Feb 1851.

In The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser for the 18 Feb 1852, there is an unclaimed letter addressed to W Phillips at Mudgee.

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser 5 June 1852
Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at Mr. W. T. Phillips's store, Paterson, at twelve, grocery, ironmongery, and other stock-in-trade, household furniture, horses, side saddle, &c.

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser 27 Oct 1852 lists the following sale by auction:
Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at Mrs. Phillips's, Post-office, Paterson, at eleven, stock-in-trade of drapery, groceries, &c.; also, household furniture, kitchen utensils, &c.

In 1854 on the baptism record for Mary Ann, he is recorded as a storekeeper in Raymond Terrace, near Newcastle. However on the 11 Nov 1854 and again on 21 March 1855, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser lists only Mary Ann Phillips as holding the spirit licence.

The Sydney Morning Herald of 27 Feb 1856 lists a William Phillips of Mudgee as holding an auctioneer's licence. However,this may not be 'our' William as a William Phillips is listed in 1858 at Windsor.

He and Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips witnessed David Sloan and Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips's wedding on 15 September 1840 at 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales, Australia.

On June 11 1851 the Maitland Mercury reported: W T Phillips - accounts due to be settled, etc. In October of 1852, the Maitland Mercury reports a sale by Mrs William Phillips of the remainder of the stock-in-trade, household furniture etc from her residence, the Post Office Paterson. This may have been around the time the family moved to Raymond Terrace.

Around this time, William and Mary Anne separated and she began a relationship with Robert Paulovich.

William died of pharyngitis on 19 October 1864 at Mudgee, New South Wales, aged 50. He was buried on 22 October 1864 at Mudgee. He was recorded as a teacher at Mudgee when he died.

The informant was his sister Lydia Bowker who gave her address as Newcastle. For William's death certificate, Lydia did not list any marriage nor children of the marriage. This meant that for years researchers were not able to identify the seven children of William and Mary Anne. 
PHILLIPS William Thomas (I198)
1323 William Virgil is enrolled at Cordalba State School in 1922. PHILLIPS William Virgil (I267)
1324 William was a pharmacist and aged 40 and a bachelor when he married Jessie who was aged 36 and a spinster - both living in Bombay. Witnesses were Lucy McGuire and J McGuire. Family F92
1325 William's residence at the time of his marriage to Anne Eliza was Korn Rainey, Co Armagh.

At his marriage to Elizabeth Anderson, William is listed as a widower. His father is James Ruddell whose occupation is farmer. His witness is Richard Ruddell, likely to be his brother.

William died on board the ship Jumna bringing him and his family to Australia, Lat 17 Degrees 28'N Long 40 Degrees 23'E. 
RUDDELL William (I181)
1326 Witnesses at the marriage of Graham and Annie were James Thomasson and Mary Acheson. Family F225
1327 Witnesses at the marriage were Patrick Dunne and Catherine Neill Family F1703
1328 Witnesses at the wedding were James McGrath and Margaret Golden. Married by James Hanly, Minister of Moreton District.

Travelling on the same ship with Mary and her parents was James McGrath aged 18 and his parents Patrick and Bridget and their other children Pat,14. John 16, Michael 10, Phillip 8.

There is some discrepancy about Mary's age. On the shipping list, her age is given as 16 which means that she would have been born circa 1836. Yet based on her age given on her daughter Honora's birth certificate, she was actually born around 1832.

Buried in the same grave plot at Toowong Cemetery are:
Rose Fairon - daughter
Mary Hammill - Stephen's wife and mother of Rose
Stephen Hammill - Mary's husband and father of Rose
Norah Fairon - Rose and Henry's daughter
Katherine Palmer - Rose and Henry's daughter
Henry Fairon - husband of Rose 
RYAN Mary (I25)
1329 Witnesses at the wedding were John Walsh and Catherine Gaul. GAUL Mary (I2353)
1330 Witnesses at the wedding were Saunders Courtney and Rd Perry Family F1527
1331 Witnesses at their marriage were Edward Coogan and Mary May.

Thomas' residence was Kilcarrig and Catherine's was Seskin. 
Family F637
1332 Witnesses at their wedding were John Carmody and Elizabeth Golding. There is a John Carmody aged 22 from Clare who came out on the Wistow Hall. There is a Eliza Neill on the ship who lists that she is from Kilkenny. She was remittance (nominated) to Brisbane.

Michael and Elizabeth TOOHEY travelled by horse and dray up the Queensland Coast gaining work on the railway and road building gangs until eventually settling in Chillagoe for a while working in the mines where Kathleen would cook. It is recorded that Elizabeth had said that she would spend six months in Townsville Prison if it meant that she could go back to Ireland.

In the 1913 electoral roll, Elizabeth and Michael are at Chillagoe where he is a labourer. Also living there is Cecil at Klondyke.

Elizabeth died of cancer - a slow and painful death so her granddaughter was told.

The internment.net site records graves for the following:
Toohey, Elizabeth, d. 1913, age: 46yr, R.C., Plot #217
Toohey, Michael, d. 1925, age: 76yr, Labourer, R.C., Plot #444, no stone
The cemetery remarks has that she is the daughter of John and Mary - no other information.

Possible birth
Name Elizabeth Neil Gender Female Birth date 21 May 1865 Birth place Newtownbarry, Wexford, Ireland Father name James Neil Mother name Mary Lawler Batch number C01184-0 Record group Ireland-EASy Film number 101108 Reference number v 9-2 p 721 
O'NEILL Elizabeth (Eliza) (I1363)
1333 Witnesses at their wedding were Patrick Curry and Eliza Neil.

In the 1901 census James and Annie are living in Slyguff at house 10. James is 63 and Annie is either 55 or 65 and also living with them is their grandson John Murphy who was born in New York. James is a railway plate layer and neither he or Annie can read.

Possible christenings for Anne Walsh in Dublin
Area - DUBLIN (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - ST. MARY, PRO CATHEDRAL
Baptism of ANNE WALSH of N/R on 27 July 1832
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Book Number 1 Page 1 Entry Number N/R Record_Identifier DU-RC-BA-1259
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Book Number 2 Page 281 Entry Number N/R Record_Identifier DU-RC-BA-353855
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Book Number 12 Page 355 Entry Number B Record_Identifier DU-RC-BA-201376

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Book Number 2 Page Entry 263Number 4204 Record_Identifier DU-RC-BA-335099

Date of Birth N/R N/R 1836
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3 41 26 DU-RC-BA-30061

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12 361 B DU-RC-BA-202749
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12 443 B DU-RC-BA-205543
Area - DUBLIN (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - RATHFARNHAM
Baptism of ANNE WALSH of N/R on N/R N/R 1825
Date of Birth 1825
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There are a number of possible christenings for an Ann Walsh at Bagenalstown.
Christening: 06 JUN 1830 Bagenalstown, , Carlow, Ireland
Christening: 28 MAR 1831 Bagenalstown, Carlow, Ireland
Christening: SEP 1832 Bagenalstown, , Carlow, Ireland
Christening: DEC 1832 Bagenalstown, Carlow, Ireland
Father: WM WALSH
Christening: 22 MAR 1835 Bagenalstown, Carlow, Ireland

Possible death record in the Jan-Mar quarter of 1828:

Film #: 0101603
Volume: 3
Page: 322
Digital GS number: 4201707
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Christening: 03 JAN 1830
Mountrath Rc, Laoighis, Ireland

Mother: MARY 
WELSH (WALSH, WALSHE) Anne (Annie) (I608)
1334 Witnesses to the marriage were James Fearon and James Cullen. Family F1091
1335 Witnesses to the wedding of Richard and Nellie were William John Bradford and Millie Ruddell, Richard's sister.

Richard lived in Othello Street and was a labourer aged 22. Nellie was a domestic aged 20 and she lived in George Street. 
Family F109
1336 Witnesses to their marriage were James Joseph Bourke and Kate O'Kane. Mary was living at Thornton Lane, Fortitude Valley.

In the QLD BDM index, Mary's parents are listed as William Gleeson and Bridget Ryan.

Check marriage for Mary Gleeson to Edmund Kennedy in Victoria in 1858. 
GLEESON Mary (I616)
1337 Witnesses were Bernard Clinton and Ellen Minehane. Family F1832
1338 Witnesses were Edward Hofan and Kate McCormack Family F1045
1339 Witnesses were John Jenkins and Elizabeth Hunter Family F1800
1340 Witnesses were Walter Walsh and Catherine Neill.

His address was Mullinakill and hers was Ballykenna.

The family arrived into Rockhampton on the 5 April 1881 on the Earl Granville. Sailed from Plymouth on the 17 December 1880.

Travelling were Thomas Kirwan aged 38
Thomas aged 3
Phillip aged 6
Mary Infant
Alice 38

Also on board was Margaret Delahunty aged 18. 
KIRWAN Thomas (I2355)
1341 Witnesses were William Rooney and Bridget Flanigan. Jane's name is spelt as Branagan. Family F235
1342 WOOD, Bevan William. A19084
Aged 75 Years. Late of Tadgell Court, Bundaberg. Passed away at the Mater Hospital, Tuesday November, 29 2011, after a long, brave fight against illness. Beloved husband of Beverley. Loved member of the Wood, Chapman and Todd, Families.
As per Bevan's wishes a private Cremation was held after an R. S. L Service. On Friday, December 2 2011. 
WOOD Bevan William (I602)
1343 Worked at Marian as a blacksmith - on the roll there in 1937.

Living at Story Street, Red Hill with his sister Violet at the time of his death. Date of death is listed as the 08 March 1972 in Violet Coogan's birthday book. 
BOESE William Herbert (I788)
1344 Worked at PO Marian when she met Bill. O'NEILL Rita (I20)
1345 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1353)
1346 Written as Christina Sylvia on her wedding certificate. URQUHART Syliva Christina (I134)
1347 Year of birth is based on age given at death JONES John (I2497)
1348 Year of birth is based on age given in the shipping records

Paddington Cemetery Records

Under one stone is Patrick Mooney, a Tipperary man, who died on September 20, 1851, aged 51, also his eldest daughter Mary Scanlan, who died on April 6, 1873, aged 40, and James Mooney, his eldest son, who died on August 31, 1873, aged 44. Mooney was a fine specimen of a man, six feet four, who kept a hotel at the corner of Russell and Stanley Streets, South Brisbane. Mary Scanlan was the wife of Jeremiah Scanlan, who kept the Queensland Hotel in Edward Street, about 25 yards below the present Metropolitan, then kept by Mrs. Duncan.

The Moreton Bay Courier Sat 25 October 1851

ACCIDENTAL DEATH. - A fatal accident occurred to an elderly man, named Mooney, on last Monday afternoon, at about five miles from Brisbane, on the Pine river road. The deceased was engaged in cutting down a tree with a crosscut saw, when it fell, and, striking against one near it, a branch from the cut tree was wrenched off, and in falling struck Mooney on the forehead, fracturing the skull. Medical assistance was sent for without delay, but the wounded man died the same evening. An inquest was held on the body next day, and a verdict of accidental death was returned.

Patrick Mooney and his family arrived on the Cornwall on the 9 February 1850.

Patrick aged 40 Farm Labourer near Tipperary could read and write
Margaret aged 38 from Ulla Limerick could not read or write
James aged 20 Farm labourer could read and write
Mary aged 17 farm servant could read and write
Anastasia aged 14 farm servant could read and write
Ellen aged 10 could read and write

The immigration records:
Patrick - parents Roger? and Anastasia both dead - no one in the the colony
Margaret - parents William and Johanna Bryan father living in Ulla 
MOONEY Patrick (I1521)
1349 Young Archie was enrolled at school in Bundaberg in 1883 - Bundaberg South. Archie and Janet Wood enrolled at school in Bundy 1883 father Archie a carpenter and Protestant, living in Quay St. WOOD Archibald John (I141)

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