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                   COMERFORD FAMILY

                            GENEALOGY

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  My name is Cheryl Comerford and Iaminterested in Genealogy

My surname interests are :
 

  • JOHN COMERFORD married MARY KELMAN STEWART. 1906
  • EDWARD NORRIS married ANNIE SOPHIA FINNIS  Dover Kent England
  • THOMAS LAWRANCE married ANN BELSON  1868 Chalgrove Oxford England
  • VINCENT LAWRENCE CRAWLEY married ANNIE VINCENT HUNT 1920
  • JOHN DICKFOS married ELLEN AUGUSTA LAWRANCE

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    COMERFORD


    JOHN COMERFORD  was born in Salford,  Lancashire England in 1866. He married Elizabeth Hitchen on 20 September 1887.

    I am aware of one child born to this couple:  Matthew Comerford (born 7 April 1889. Salford, England)
     

    JOHN COMERFORD married a second time to : MARY KELMAN STEWART (born 18 June 1888 Aberdeen Scotland.) They were married on 1 August 1906.

    CHILDREN  1. LAURA MARIE COMERFORD (born 13 March 1908 Johannesburg. South Africa.)
                           m. 28 September 1929  James Thomas Clune
                       2. HAROLD WILLIAM COMERFORD (born 7 January 1910 Russell Siding.Helidon Qld)
                           m. 27 April 1931  Ethel Maud Nichols
                       3. EMILY COMERFORD (b. 16 July 1911 Helidon Qld)
                           m. Gordon Harold Plastow
                       4. JOHN STEWART COMERFORD (b. 8 November 1912 Helidon Qld)
                            Died 4 February 1915 Brisbane
                       5. MAVIS COMERFORD (b. Abt 1915 Helidon Qld)
                           m. Robert Lansdowne
                       6. MARY ELIZABETH COMERFORD (b. 12 November 1918 Brisbane)
                           m. 18 November 1939 Alexander Levy Milleskie
                       7. STEWART COMERFORD (. 30 August 1921 Bowen Hills)
                            m. 7 February 1942 Edna Maud Crawley
                       8. MINERVA BETTY COMERFORD (b. 9 April 1927)
                            m. 27 November 1948  Frederick Austin Bartley
                       9. LEONARD JOHN COMERFORD (b. 14 October 1928 New Farm Brisbane Qld)




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       CRAWLEY

    Family Group Record of  Thomas Crawley/ Alice Campbell

    Children: 1. FELIX CRAWLEY b. 17 December 1849 Brisbane. Australia.
                      married 29 June 1873 Brisbane Australia
                      Spouse: Bridget Stapleton
                                Children Of Felix and Bridget Crawley
                                (1) Felix Edward Crawley b. 25 February 1877 d. 30 April 1877 Brisbane
                                (2) Herbert Crawley b. 14 April 1878 Brisbane
                                (3) Florence May Crawley b. 20 December 1880 Brisbane
                                (4) Ernest William Crawley b. 7 May 1883 Brisbane
                                                                        m. 18 October 1909 Brisbane
                                                                        d. 23 November 1916
                                                                        Spouse: Annie Vincent Hunt
                                (5) Mary Josephine Crawley b. 8 September 1885
                                                                         m. Bernard William Petersen 9 June 1909 Brisbane
                                (6) Steven Thomas Joseph Crawley b. 10 November 1887
                                (7) Vincent Lawrence Crawley b. 28 September 1890 d. 1892
                                (8) Alphonsus Felix Crawley b. 6 October 1892
                                (9) Vincent Lawrence Crawley b. 1 April 1895 Brisbane
                                                                             m. 9 August 1920 Brisbane
                                                                             Spouse: Annie Vincent Hunt
                                (10) Germanie Veronica Crawley b. 24 August 1897
                                (11) Aloysius Ambrose Crawley. b. 23 April 1899
                                (12) Veronica Ivy Crawley b. 15 December 1900
                    2. EDWARD CRAWLEY b. 17 December 1849 Brisbane Australia
                    3. THOMAS CRAWLEY b. 17 December 1849 Brisbane Australia
                    4. AGNES CRAWLEY b. 8 May 1852 Brisbane Australia



    Family Group Record of Ernest William Crawley/ Annie Vincent Hunt

    Children:  1. Bernard Ernest Patrick Crawley b. 16 March 1910 Brisbane. m. Elsie Skinner
                   2. Mary Bridget Crawley b. 2 August 1911 Brisbane m. James Healy
                   3. Veronica Ann Crawley b. 24 August 1913 Glenelg St. South Brisbane.
                                                        m. Alec William Collins 1939
                                                        d. 9 December 1949 Mater Hospital South Brisbane
                                                        buriel. 10 December 1949 Toowong Cemetery.Brisbane

    Family Group Record for Vincent Lawrence Crawley/ Annie Vincent Hunt

    Children: 1. Joan Maria Crawley b. 1922 m. Norman Carter
                  2. Edna Maud Crawley b. 1924 m. Stewart Comerford
                  3. Lawrence Michael Crawley b. 1926 m. Shirley Scambles.




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      DICKFOS

    Family Group Record of JOHN DICKFOS/ ELLEN AUGUSTA LAWRANCE

    John Dickfos b. 2 September 1873 Mt. Walker Queensland Australia
                        m. 5 May 1897
                        d. 15 November 1955 Sandgate Eventide. Brisbane
    Ellen Augusta Lawrance b. 26 July 1876 Moggill Brisbane
                                       d. 9 March 1967 Bayview Conval.Home

    Children:     1.  Mercy May Dickfos b. 15 March 1898 Coleyville QLD
                                                        m. Frank Archer
                                                        d. 4 June 1971
                      2. Louise Alice Dickfos. b. 2 October 1899 Coleyville QLD
                                                          m. Manning John Claybourn (b. 11 June 1892)
                                                          d. 19 September 1989
                      3. Edmond Albert Dickfos b. 15 March 1901 Coleyville QLD
                                                            m.  14 July 1923  Clara Eader (b. 4 April 1901)
                                                            d. 9 February 1978 Brisbane QLD
                      4. John Henry Dickfos b. 19 October 1902 Coleyville QLD
                                                        m.  21 October 1931 Glady Thelma Dieton(b.13 September 1914)
                      5. Donald Richard Dickfos b. 9 August 1904 Degilbo QLD
                                                             m. Mabel Edna Peterson
                                                             d. 20 May 1953 Brisbane
                      6. Roy Cecil Dickfos b. 1 August 1906 Degilbo QLD
                                                     m. Lillian Elizabeth Warburton (b.13 October 1911)
                                                     d. 26 January 1986
                      7. Josephine Gladys Eva Dickfos. b. 18 September 1908 Pialba QLD
                                                                        m. 1. 17 October 1925.Charles Edward Norris
                                                                             2. 28 November 1963. Thomas Owen
                                                                        d. 28 December 1997 Brisbane QLD
                      8. Colin Kenneth Dickfos b. 26 November 1914 Cleveland Bay QLD
                                                            m. Irene Ester Hart (b. 20 May 1920)
                                                             d. 1996
                      9. Vera Alma Dickfos b. 23 July 1920 Brisbane QLD
                                                      d. 5 January 1922 Brisbane QLD
                      10. Alan Vernon Dickfos. b. 15 December 1922 Brisbane QLD
                                                            m. 18 April 1946. Myrtle Lillian Fry (b. 22 February 1927)




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    DICKFOS 1.

    JOHANN CARL DIECKFOSS married Johanna  Eleonora ENGELERIN 23 October 1791
                                                Berlin (Parish Of Jerusalem)
                  Child of Johann &Johanna :   Friedrich Dickfoss (b. Germany)
                                                             m. Louisa Bechley (b. Germany)
                  Child of Friedrich & Louisa : Johan Christian Friedrich Dickfos b. 15 July 1816
                                                             Prussia. Gerswalde. Templin Germany
                                                            (1) m. Johanna Friedricke REICK 1842 Gerswalde Templin.
                                                             d. 24 September 1894 Mt. Walker QLD
                  Child of Johan Christian &
                               Johanna Friedricke : August Dickfos b. 1843 Dierfuswald Germany
                                                            (2) m. Dorothea Runge 1844 Gerswalde Templin Prussia
                  Children of Johan Christian &
                                    Dorothea         :

                                                          Wilhelmine Dickfos b. 1847 Germany
                                                           Carl Gottlieb Dickfos b. 5 April 1850 Prussia Ferwitz Templ
                                                                                           m. Christine Schneider 1 July 1871
                                                                                                             West Street Ipswich QLD
                                                                                            d. 3 January 1937 Coleyville QLD
                                                           Caroline Dickfos b. 4 March 1854 Prussia Stalov
                                                                                    m. Friedrich Gottfried Schneider. Ipswich
                                                                                     d. 1946 Mt. Walker QLD
                                                           Herman Dickfos b. 1858 Germany
                                                                                   m.8 May 1879. Anna Fischer Ipswich QLD
                                                           Annie Dickfos.b. Germany
                                                           Emma Dickfos.b. Germany



    The first son of the second marriage between Johan Christian Dickfos & Dorothea  Dickfos (nee Runge) was Carl Gottlieb Dickfos .

    Carl Gottlieb Dickfos b. 5 April 1850. Ferwitz. Prussia Germany.
                                    m. Christine Schneider 1 July 1871 (daughter of Johann George Schneider)
                                    d. 3 January 1937
    Children of Carl Gottlieb & Christine Schneider:
                                    1. Charles Dickfos. b. 18 March 1872 Mt. Walker
                                                                 m. 5 February 1896 Rosewood Scrub. Ann Argow(b.1876)
                                    2. John Dickfos. b. 2 September 1873 Mt. Walker QLD
                                                              m. Ellen Augusta Lawrance 5 May 1897
                                                                         Mother Ann Lawrance nee Belson
                                                                          Father Thomas Lawrance
                                                              d. 15 November 1955 Sandgate Brisbane QLD
                                    3. Martha Dickfos. b. 14 November 1876 Mt. Walker
                                                                 m. May 1897. Thomas Lawrance (b.1874)
                                                                 d. & January 1947
                                    4. Albert Dickfos b. 10 March 1878 Mt. Walker QLD
                                    5. Sarah Lydia Dickfos. b. 29 May 1881 Mt. Walker
                                    6. Frederich Dickfos. b. 1881 Mt. Walker
                                    7. Henry Dickfos. b. 1 January 1883
                                                               d. 6 October 1966
                                    8. Louisea Wilhelmina Dickfos. b. 23 February 1885
                                                                                  m. William Drager (b.1876)
                                                                                  d. 28 June 1967
                                    9. Emma Emila Dickfos. b. 13 April 1890 Mt. Walker
                                    10. Ellen Annie Dickfos. b. 5 January 1893 Mt. Walker




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    HOFFMAN
     

    FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF MARTIN HOFFMAN/ MARY JOSEPHINE DROHAN

    Martin Hoffman born approx. 1837, arrived in Australia 11 July 1874.
    Martin Hoffman married Mary Josephine Drohan 1875 . Young. New South Wales.

    CHILDREN: 1. ALBERT ERNEST HOFFMAN. b. 1881
                            children. Jack Hoffman. Bill Hoffman
                       2. EDWARD M. HOFFMAN b. 1878  married Agnes M Bennett 1909
                            children. Norman Hoffman. Gladys Hoffman. Gloria Hoffman
                       3. JOHN THOMAS HOFFMAN b. 10 September 1879 married Beryl Green 1916
                            children. Inez Beryl Hoffman. John Kendall Hoffman. Kitty Colleen Hoffman.
                       4. HENRY HOFFMAN d. 1883
                       5. MARY E HOFFMAN b. 1876 married John Kime 1906
                       6. MARY Kitty HOFFMAN b. 1884

    Martin Hoffman died 1907 Age 70 Young NSW
    Mary Josephine Drohan died 1886 age 36 Temora NSW.



    FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF JOHN THOMAS HOFFMAN/BERYL GREEN

    John Thomas Hoffman b. 10 September 1879. Father. Martin Hoffman
                                                                       Mother. Mary Drohan.

    Beryl Green b. 1887 Father. Thomas Hyndes Green married 1879
                                   Mother. Fanny Grime.b. 1851
                                   Sibling. Henry Kendall Green b. 1882
                                                Frank Green
                      d. 1935 Age 48 years
    CHILDREN.  Inez Beryl Hoffman b. 25 January 1921
                                                      m.1. Laurance Gray
                                                          2. George Mackenzie Morris b. 29 March 1920
                        John Kendall Hoffman b. 17 December 1923
                                                          m.19 January 1946. Thelma Joyce Norris b. 23 August 1926
                        Kitty Colleen Hoffman b. 26 November 1926
                                                          m. 11 February 1946. Andrew Stoudt (d 19 August 1980)




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    HUNT
     

    FAMILY GROUP RECORD FOR DAVID HUNT/ MARY FLAHERTY

    Husband:     David HUNT b. Ireland
    Spouse:        Mary FLAHERTY b. Ireland Father. Michael Flaherty
                                                                 Mother. Mary Welch
    Children:    1. Thomas Hunt b. 10 January 1865 Tipperary Co. Ireland
                     2. Ellen Hunt b. 2 March 1866 Tipperary Co. Ireland
                     3. Mary Hunt b. 1871 Tipperary Co. Ireland
                     4. Maragret Mary Hunt b. 1878 Tipperary Co. Ireland m. (?) Quinn
                     5. David Hunt b. 1881 Tipperary Co. Ireland
                     6. Annie Vincent Hunt. b. 1883 Ireland m. (1) Ernest William Crawley
                                                                                   (2) Vincent Lawrence Crawley
     

    FAMILY GROUP RECORD FOR ANNIE VINCENT HUNT/ERNEST WILLIAM CRAWLEY
     

    Husband    Ernest William Crawley b. 7 May 1883  Brisbane Queensland
    Spouse       Annie Vincent Hunt b. 1883 Ireland
    Married      18 October 1909

    CHILDREN    1. Bernard Ernest Patrick Crawley  b. 16 March 1910 Brisbane
                         2. Mary Bridget Crawley  b. 2 August 1911  Brisbane Queensland
                         3. Veronica Ann Crawley  b. 24 August 1913 South Brisbane. Queensland

    Ernest William Crawley died 23 November 1916
    Annie Vincent Crawley nee Hunt married again on 9 August 1920 to Vincent Lawrence Crawley
    They had another three children.
                         1. Joan Maria Crawley b. 1922
                         2. Edna Maud Crawley b. 1924
                         3.Lawrence Michael Crawley b. 1926




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    LAWRANCE
     

    FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF THOMAS LAWRANCE AND ANN BELSON

    Thomas Lawrance b. Brightwell. England 1846
                               m 27 May 1868. Ann Belson b. 1849 Chalgrove Oxford England
                               d. 8 August 1926

    CHILDREN
                        1. THURSA JANE LAWRANCE b. England 1868
                        2. JAMES LAWRANCE b. England 1870
                        3. ADA LAWRANCE b. England 1872
                        4. THOMAS LAWRANCE b. Moggill Queensland 1874
                        5. ELLEN AUGUSTA LAWRANCE b. 26 July 1876 Moggill.d. 8 March 1967
                        6. EMMA LAWRANCE b. Rosevale Queensland
                        7. HENRY LAWRANCE b. Rosevale Queensland
                        8. WILLIAM JOHN LAWRANCE b. Rosevale Queensland d. 21 August 1967
                        9. LOUISA LAWRANCE b. Rosevale Queensland
                        10. ALICE CLARA LAWRANCE b. Rosevale Queensland d. 30 December 1969
     


    Thomas and Ann Lawrance and their three children arrived in Brisbane Queensland on the "Alexandra" on the 11 April 1874. The "Alexandra" sailed from London on the 7th January 1874 (891 Ton Steamer Q>S>A> Reference: Immigration 114 page 623)

    DEATH. ANN LAWRANCE
    Death in the district of            Ipswich                       In the State of Queensland
    1932 Registered by                 Johnstone Smith          District Register
                  1 Number                 3968                           9873
    Description
    When died and where             17 September 1932        Short Street Ipswich
    Name and surname, pro          ANN LAWRANCE         Home Duties
    fession,trade or occupation     Female                          83 years 5 months
    Name and surname of father    Samuel Belson
    Name and maiden name of       Priscilla Keane
    Mother



     

    DEATH. THOMAS LAWRANCE

    Died 8th August 1926 at Short Street Ipswich aged 78 years

    Name of Father            Stephen Lawrance(Farmer)
    Born                           Brightwell Oxfordshire England
                                      52 years in Queensland
    Married                       At 21 years of age to Ann Belson at Chalgrove Oxfordshire England
    Where Buried               Ipswich Cemetery. Minister of Religion. Methodist. W.S.Bath
     




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      CHARLES NORRIS

    Charles Edward Norris was born  30 November 1893 at 22 Chapel Place. Dover. Kent. England.
    Charles with his sister Ruth Norris and Mother Annie Sophia Norris (nee Finnis) sailed on the
    "S.S.Otway" leaving London, England  3 February 1911 and arriving in Brisbane 20 March 1911

    NORRIS Annie nee Finnis (41) Nurse
                  Charles (16) Son
                  Ruth (15) Daughter
     

    Annie Sophia Norris later married Robert Gunning Ledby in Brisbane and lived at 127 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point.

    Robert Ledby was Master Sail and Steam Mariner (Capt) of Steamship "Flinders"

    Annie, Robert, daughter Marjorie May and grandaughter Betty (aged 4) Ruth's daughter by Vic. Bartlett sailed by Bribie Passage on 23 February 1924. Robert and Betty survived.
    Annie and Marjorie drowned.
    Inquiry closed 27/3/1924 by J.M.Burrows. J.P.
    Reopened 24/4/1924

    Annie Sophia Ledby (death certificate No. 42283) aged 53 years
    Marjorie May Ledby (death certificate No. 42370 ) aged 11years 9months 20days.
    Cause- Asphyxiation by drowning (accidental)
    Post Mortem certificate held 25/2/1924

    Charles was 26 years and Ruth 25 years old when their Mother died
     

    On 17 October 1925 Charles Edward Norris married Josephine Gladys Eva Dickfos
    They had three daughters:
     

  • Thelma Joyce Norris b. 26 August 1926
  • Una Gladys Norris  b. 1 May 1929
  • May Eileen Norris b. 4 September 1932

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    Charles Edward Norris died  28 November 1963 aged 69 years at Brisbane General Hospital Queensland.




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