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Henry Randall

Marriage Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Friday, April 7, 1905:
At the Presbyterian Manse, Maryborough, on 10th March 1905, by the Rev. Dr J. I. Knpe, Henry, third son of the late George Randall of Maryborough, to Margaret, second surviving daughter of John Boden.

William Matthew Johnson

Queensland Death Record:
1931 / B14483 William Matthew Johnson - Father: William Johnson - Mother: Hannah Fishburn

Charlotte Anne Walker

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Wednesday, December 17, 1930:
JOHNSON - On December 15, 1930, at her residence, Urangan, Pialba, Charlotte Ann, beloved wife of William Johnson. Aged 65 years.

A well-known resident of Urangan, Mrs Charlotte Ann Johnson, aged 65 years, passed away at her residence on Monday evening. Deceased was born at Tinana. For some years Mr and Mrs Johnson had resided at Brown Estate, Urangan. The late Mrs Johnson leaves a sorrowing husband, Mr William Johnson, and a grown-up family of nine, most of them resideing in Brisbane, and one sister, Mrs Rowlands, Maryborough. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from her late residence, Urangan, for the Poulson cemetery, Pialba, and was attended by many old friends.

Alice May Johnson

Queensland Death Record:
1976 / B71996 Alice May Johnson - Father: William Matthew Johnson - Mother: Charlotte Ann Walker

Effie Johnson

Queensland Death Record:
1983 / 991 Effie Clare Johnson - Father: William Matthew Johnson - Mother: Charlotte Ann Walker

Walter Rowland

QUALIFIED CHEMISTS - Walter Rowland, of maryborough, has been admitted by the Medical Board as a duly qualified chemist and druggist.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, 23 July, 1872]

1903 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Walter ROWLAND, chemist, Targo Street, Bundaberg

Edith Mary Walker

Death & Funeral Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Monday, 20th June 1932:
ROWLAND— At her late residence, 165 Sussex-street, on June 19, Edith Mary, relict of the late Walter Rowland. Aged 74 years.
At Rest.

THE relatives and friends of the late Edith Mary Rowland are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to move
from G. H. Jobson's Funeral Parlour, THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON, at 2 o'clock, for the Maryborough Cemetery.

Another link in the chain of old identities of Maryborough was broken yesterday in the passing away of Edith Mary Rowland. The deceased was the eldest daughter of the late John Walker, of Walker's Point, from whom that locality derives its name. She was born in Maryborough in March, 1858, and had resided in this city practically all her life. Her husband, Mr. Walter Rowland, predeceased her many years ago. She is survived by two sons, Herbert (Honolulu) and Lindsay (Brisbane), also three brothers, Arthur Walker (Brisbane), Percy Walker (Biggenden) and Joseph Walker (Walker.) The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. to-day (Monday.)

Queensland Death Record:
1932 / C1820 Edith Mary Rowland - Father: John George Walker - Mother: Jane Eaton

Herbert George Rowland

1913 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Herbert George ROWLAND, miner, Mayneside, Winton
living with his brother Cecil

John Roy Rowland

Queensland Death Record:
1973 / C1681 John Roy Thompson Rowland - Father: Walter Rowland - Mother: Edith Mary Walker

James Davenport Walker

James Devenport Walker, his wife and family arrived in Port Jackson on the ship "Palembam" on 31 July 1831. Mrs Mary Lyndsey Walker, nee Larrymore, was one of two Matrons appointed to supervise a group of fifty orphan girls from the Foundling Hospital of County Cork, Ireland, who were included in the passenger list of this vessel. The list also included 114 convict women from County Cork.

At the time of their arrival, the children of James D. and Mary Walker were John George, born 24 June 1819; James Devenport, born 1822; Ann born about 1825; and Henry born 1829. After their arrival, Mary Jane was born in Sydney on 24 September 1832, and William Henry was born 3rd November 1833, but died a few days later on the 22nd and buried at Camperdown. Another son, Joseph George was born 12th June 1836 at 'Brookfield', a farm between Clarence and Dungog. James Devenport Walker was recorded as the proprietor of 'Brookfield' for the NSW census of 1840.

As early as 1840 James Devenport Walker was the proprietor of 'Brookfield' and leased 2177 acres.
From the Dungog Chronicle, Friday 29 September 1905 in an article on bushranger problems in the Dungog area in 1840:
Dungog, 14th Dec., 1840.
On Monday, 30th ultimo, at 8 o'clock in the morning, my house, situated 7 miles distant from Dungog, was suddenly taken possession of by four armed bushrangers, confining my family into one room, while they compelled me to give up my keys, and possessed themselves of £37 in cash and property to the amount of £4. The state of alarm and excitement caused by these outlaws has put me to further expense and inconvenience.
(signed) J. D. Walker, Brookfield.

James Davenport Walker held the publican's license for the Union Inn at Dungog in 1841.
This Inn was situated on Half Moon Flat on part of the estate of Brookfield and was held up by bushrangers known as the Jewboy gang in 1840.

James was living in Maryborough (Qld) township in 1848. He was a Master Cooper, a Proprietor of Boiling Down Works and a Grazier.
James' father (John) migrated to Ireland from Somerset/Wiltshire district of England.

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, June 23, 1866:
On the 14th May, at his son's residence, Byerwin, near Port Denison (later called Bowen), James Davenport Walker, late of Maryborough, aged 69 years.
[Qld death records have his date of death as 23 May, 1866]

Free Settler or Felon ?
No. 125027 Walker James T (?James D ) - 1836 20 February Williams River SG
Brother in law of Joseph Shortland Williamson. Residing at the farm of Mr. Larrymore at Williams River

Andreas Thomsen

Emigrants from Hamburg to Australasia 1850-1879
No: 289
Surname: THOMSEN
Given Names: Andreas
Town: Mels
State: Dänemark
Standing: Landmann
Age: 45
Sex: m
Destination: Brisbane
Ship: Herschel
Year: 1874
ID: 32275

No: 290
Surname: THOMSEN
Given Names: Caroline
Town: Mels
State: Dänemark
Standing: Frau
Age: 32
Sex: f
Destination: Brisbane
Ship: Herschel
Year: 1874
ID: 32276

No: 291
Surname: THOMSEN
Given Names: Peter
Town: Mels
State: Dänemark
Standing: Sohn
Age: 9
Sex: m
Destination: Brisbane
Ship: Herschel
Year: 1874
ID: 32277

No: 292
Surname: THOMSEN
Given Names: Sophus
Town: Mels
State: Dänemark
Standing: Sohn
Age: 8
Sex: m
Destination: Brisbane
Ship: Herschel
Year: 1874
ID: 32278

!It is apparent that Andreas put his age down when he emigrated to Queensland on board the Herschel, arriving in Brisbane on 16 July 1874, because all immigration records have his age as 45, but according to his death details he would have been 51 years of age. This was not uncommon, as people were then eligible for 'assisted passages' which frequently applied to only a certain age group.

When the Herschel arrived in Brisbane on 16th July 1874, on board were Andreas, age 45; his wife Caroline aged 32, and sons Peter aged 9 and Sophus aged 8. They made their way to the Maryborough district, where his children (from a previous marriage), Andreas, Bothilde and Christine had settled, having arrived on board the Herschell in March 1872.

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Wednesday, September 23, 1914:
THOMSEN - On 22nd September, 1914, at his late residence, Mayne Street, Tiaro, Andreas, beloved husband of Caroline Sophia Thomsen, and father of Andreas, Peter and Sophus Thomsen, and Mesdames John Mickelson and H. Hoffmann, in his 91st year.

NOTE: The Tiaro Council Burial Records state that Andreas was 91 years of age and born at Scheswig, Germany.

In Memoriam - Maryborough Chronicle dated Wednesday, September 22. 1915:
THOMSEN - Sacred to the memory of Andreas Thomsen, who departed this life at Tiaro on the 22nd September, 1914 in his 91st year.
(Inserted by his loving children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren)

Christina Maria Sophia Meyer

Wednesday, November 25, AT 11 A.M.
Favoured with instructions from Mrs C. S. Thomaen who is relinquishing housekeeping, I shall offer on the Premises, Main Street, Tiaro (between Mr Larsen's Boot Shop and Mr Mills, Building Contractor)
Including - double iron bedstead, spring and kapok mattresses, blankets, quilts, pillows, couch, tables, chairs, Singer sewing machine (treadle), safes, clock, cooking utensils, crockery and glassware, photo frames, household scales, kitchen utensils, tubs, quantity of books, and a large lot of sundries.
Remember the date -
Frank A. Nahrung,
Licensed General Auctioneer,
.....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, November 19, 1925]


TRANSMISSION BY DEATH - Courier Mail dated Monday, 16 April, 1934:
Name of Deceased Proprietor.—Caroline Sophie (otherwise Christina Maria Sophia) Thomsen. late of Brooweena, widow.
Date of Death.—3rd September, 1933.
Name of Claimant.—Sophus Christian Thomsen, of the same place.
Description and Situation of Land. -
Subdivision 3 of allotment 1 of section 4 town of Tiaro.
Estate Claimed to be Transmitted.—Fee simple.
Particulars of Will or Otherwise.—will dated 3rd September, 1933.
Date within which Caveat may be Lodged.—22nd May, 1934.

George Carruthers

George was a blacksmith journeyman when his son Richard married in 1879.

England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005
First name(s) GEORGE
Marriage quarter 2
Marriage year 1845
Registration month -
MarriageFinder ™ GEORGE CARRUTHERS married Agnes Donaldson
District West Derby
District number -
County Lancashire
Country England
Volume 20
Volume as transcribed 20
Page number 869

1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Guthrie Port, St Vigeans, Arbroath, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
Name Relationship status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
George Carruthers Head Married M 43 1818 Blacksmith (Joury) England
Agness Carruthers Wife Married F 40 1821 Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus)
Elisabeth Carruthers Daughter F 14 1847 Mill Worker Flax England
Mary Ann Carruthers Daughter F 12 1849 Scholar Forfarshire (Angus),
John Carruthers Son - M 10 1851 Scholar Forfarshire (Angus),
Jyabla Carruthers Daughter F 7 1854 Scholar Forfarshire (Angus),
Agnes Carruthers Daughter F 0 1861 Arbroath, Forfarshire (Angus),

Elizabeth Carruthers

UK Birth Record:
First name(s) ELIZABETH
Birth year 1846
Birth quarter 3
Registration month -
Mother's maiden name Donaldson
District West Derby
County Lancashire
Country England
Volume 20
Page 1046
Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006

George Carruthers

Name: George Carruthers
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 19 Jul 1863
Event Place: Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
Gender: Male
Father's Name: George Carruthers
Mother's Name: Agnes Donaldson

Robert Stewart

Queensland Marriage Record:
Name: Robert Stewart
Event date: 29/06/1888
Event type Marriage registration
Registration details: 1888/C/1495
Spouse: Bella Carruthers

1903 and 1913 Queensland Electoral Rolls:
Robert STEWART, miner, Langton's Gully, Gympie
Isabella STEWART, home duties, same address

Isabella Johnson Carruthers

Isabella CARRUTHERS, aged 26, arrived on the Renfrewshire on 14th September 1882
...Queensland Immigration Film M1699 - Page 144.

Death Notice - Gympie Times dated Saturday, 19th September, 1914:
STEWART. — On the 4th September, 1914, at Brisbane, Bella, the beloved wife of Robert Stewart, Langdon's Hill, Monkland ; aged, 60 years. "At Rest."

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Monday, October 19, 1914:
STEWART - In Brisbane Hospital, Bella, wife of Robert Stewart (Gympie) and beloved sister of Mrs R. Lowe, John Street.

Queensland Death Notice:
Name: Isabella Johnson Stewart
Event date: 05/09/1914
Event type: Death registration
Registration details: 1914/B/19951
Mother: Agnes Donaldson
Father/parent: George Carruthers

Brisbane City Council Burial Record:
Given Names ISABILLA
Other Names
Date of Birth Unrecorded
Date of Death Unrecorded
Age 0
Date of Service 07-09-1914
Service Type Burial
Cemetery Toowong Cemetery
Address Cnr Frederick St & Mt Cootha Rd, Toowong 4066
Grave Location 6-27-13

Julius August Reisener

Maryborough Council Burial Records:
Julius August REISENER, aged 37 years, born Maryborough, Yard Clerk at the sawmill, lived John Lane, Maryborough - buried 8th March 1906.

Anna Katherine Dorothea Boge

1913 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Anna Katharina REISENER, home duties, John Lane, Maryborough
Ida Christina REISENER, home duties, same address

1922 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Anna Katharina Dorothea REISENER, home duties, Kingaroy

Neils Jackob Andersen

A wedding of considerable interest to a large circle of friends took place on Thursday evening, 5th instant , at the residence of the bride's parents, "Doolong", Kawungan, when Annie elder daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Macpherson, was married to Niels second son of Mr and Mrs N. Andersen, "Rosenberg Farm", Kawungan. The ceremony took place under the large fig tree.
Miss Jean Macpherson, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, while the bridegroom was supported by Mr N. P. Damm.
Shortly after supper Mr and Mrs Andersen motored round Vernon and Urangan points to their new home at Pialba.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated November 13, 1914]

Notice is hereby given that one month after the publication hereof, application will be made for the consent of the Governor in Council authorising the Transfer by Deed to Andrew and Neils Jacob Andersen, of Pialba, in the State of Queensland, trading as the Pialba Saw and Planing Mills, by the Council of the Shire of Burrum of its powers, duties, liabilities and works under an Order in Council dated the third day of November, 1927, for the supply of electricity for all purposes within the area therein described. etc...
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, September 28, 1929]

1934 and 1949 Queensland Electoral Rolls:
Niels Jacob ANDERSEN, engine driver, Pialba

1959 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Niels Jacob ANDERSEN, (no occupation), 78 Main Street, Pialba

Queensland Death Record:
Name: Niels Jackob Andersen
Event date: 16/01/1967
Event type: Death registration
Registration details: 1967/B/86659
Mother: Mary Fransden
Father/parent: Niels Andersen

Annie Grey Macpherson

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, December 27, 1924:
ANDERSEN - On the 24th December 1924, at her residence, Main Street, Pialba, Annie Gray, beloved wife of Niels Andersen, and mother of Alison Jean Anderson, aged 32 years.

Phyllis Annie Andersen

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Friday, January 31, 1919:
ANDERSEN - On January 29th, 1919 at St Margaret's Private Hospital, Maryborough, Phyllis Annie, beloved infant daughter of Niels Jacob and Annie Andersen, of Pialba, aged two days.

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