Genealogy research interests

Ballantyne, Bowen, Carlisle, Fleming, Flowerdew, Gardner, Gordon, Hanrahan, Kemp, Kessey, Murphy, PressWaples, 
Mystery photo

Ballantyne

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  • Margaret Ballantyne was born in Scotland circa 1854, daughter of Thomas Ballantyne
  • She died in Thames, New Zealand in 1930
  • Margaret Ballantyne's birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate for Thomas Ballantyne
  • Death Certificate for Margaret Fleming (nee Ballantyne)

Bowen

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  • John Henry Bowen was born in Bathurst, NSW, on 23 June 1853, son of Martin Bowen and Elizabeth Sage. All that we know about his parents is that Martin was a shoemaker.
  • John Henry Bowen died in 1902 at the age of 49.
  • John Henry Bowen's death certificate

Carlisle

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  • William Carlisle (c.1784 - 1852) was a farmer, missionary, coach painter and school teacher. It is fairly apparent that his father was also named William but I have no direct evidence of this.
  • William Carlisle's birth certificate

Fleming

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  • Angus Fleming married Elizabeth Taylor on New Years Day 1852 in Glasgow, Scotland. They had six children. It likely that he died between 1881 and 1884, but the exact dates of his birth and death are unknown.
  • Angus Fleming's birth or death record

I have now established that Angus Fleming was born on 7 August 1831 in the Parish of Cambuslang in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His parents were Angus Fleming and Margaret Lawson

Flowerdew

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  • John James Flowerdew was born in England circa 1846, son of Benjamin Flowerdew and Elizabeth Woolston
  • John James Flowerdew's birth certificate
  • Marriage Certificate for Benjamin Flowerdew and Elizabeth Woolston

Information from Peter Flowerday: John James Flowerdew's parents were Benjamin Flowerdew and Elizabeth Tubby. Elizabeth Woolston was his grandmother. Peter also supplied information about five earlier generations!

Gardner

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  • George Gardner arrived in Australia on 25 Feb 1836 as a convict aged about 23 years old aboard Recovery. Nothing is known of him prior to that date. He married Mary Grimes at Capertee (NSW) on 14 Feb 1846.
  • George Gardner's death certificate

Gordon

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  • According to the Australian Genealogical and Biographical Register, Thomas Gordon was born in England circa 1765, son of Thomas Gordon and Jane.
  • Thomas Gordon's birth record

Hanrahan

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  • Patrick Hanrahan arrived in Australia as an eighteen year old convict in 1802. Nothing is known, yet, about his childhood or his antecedents.
  • Information about Patrick's birth

Kemp

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  • Isaac Kemp died at Cobra, Bligh (NSW) in 11 April 1857 after having been run over by his dray. He bequeathed all his possessions to his son William Kemp.
  • Any information about Isaac's life (eg birth, arrival in Australia, marriage)

Kessey

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  • Thomas Kessey was born Thomas Casey and was transported to Australia as a convict under his birth name in 1818. He had been convicted at the Old Bailey of stealing two sheep. The court transcript indicates that he was living on his father's farm but does not give his father's name.
  • Thomas Casey's birth record
  • Mary-Ann Kessey (nee Hanrahan) was born in 1828 at South Creek. Her last child was born in 1877, but her death date has not been established.
Mary-Ann Kessey's death record

Information from Sue-Ann Burton: Mary Ann Kessey died on 16 August 1907 in Oberon and is buried in Black Springs Catholic cemetery. NSW BDM 10401/1907.

Murphy

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  • John Murphy was born at Glangagh, County Kerry, about 1819, son of Darby Murphy and Johannah. 
  • John Murphy's birth record

Press

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  • Daniel Press was born in Wiveliscombe (Somerset, England) in about 1790, son of John Press and Hannah.
  • Daniel Press' birth record

Waples

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  • George Waples died on 27 Feb 1884 at Mt Kembla, NSW. His Death Certificate says that his father was John Waples but does not give his mother's name. George was born in Northamptonshire circa 1807 and arrived in Australia aboard Strathfieldsay on 13 Nov 1831 as a Private in the 4th Regiment.
  • George Waples' birth certificate

Who are these people?

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This family photo was in the collection of my grandmother, Ena Ruby Murphy, but we don't know who they are. Do you?
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