3 July 2013
from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon
| Royal Historical Society of Victoria |
239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne
Visit to RHSV by PPPG Members and Talk by Judith Bilzta
13 July 2013
at 2.00 p.m.
|Speaker from Victorian Public Record Office|
"Early Records and Plans for Indexing and Digitising"
14 September 2013
at 2.00 p.m.
|Speaker: To Be Announced|
9 November 2013
at 2.00 p.m.
"Orangemen v. Green Ribbon Boys - Reading the Riot Act in Melbourne"
|Meetings Venue: St. Andrew's Parish Wesley Hall, 253A Burke Road, (cnr. Malvern Road), Glen Iris.|
At noon another function was held in the City Square. This included an address by the Premier of Victoria, John Brumby, musical items and the cutting of a large cake.
|Hut at Porcupine Township near Maldon, Victoria||PPPG Stand at the VAFHO Treasure Chest, 2006|
LANCEY - Barbara Hawkins is looking for information on John Lancey ( of the Fawkner arrival ) and family. If anyone can help please contact Barbara direct.
GALAGHER, MATHEWSON, ASH - Gloria Galagher writes: I have read "Pioneer Profiles" (volume 4) through and through many times and am just amazed at the lives of our Pioneers. The Robert Galagher and Isabella Mathewson article was of my husband's great-great-great-grandparents and is the reason I purchased it but I was blown away when I found two other articles on different members in my own family tree. One in particular I am interested in is the Ash family article by Cynthia Tate. If there is anyone out there who knows of Cynthia's planned book "The Ash's, Is Not Cricket" please contact Gloria Galagher.
BOWMAN, HUTCHINSON - SUTTON GRANGE RUN - Debbie Hamilton has been given the task of finding descendants of William Bowman, who with his father-in-law William Hutchinson, purchased land at Sutton Grange in the Port Phillip District in 1838. She has other details and wishes to find this family as the Sutton Grange Run celebrates the 170th anniversary of settlement next year. She would be delighted to contact anyone who has contact or knows where some family members are.
MILLAR/MILLER, WHITE, McCLUSKEY, WAREHAM, FORBES - Lynn Haines of Nagambie, Victoria is seeking information on Thomas Millar/Miller married Euphemia White. Owned property at Saltwater River (Maribyrnong) circa 1839. William McCluskey born Antrim, Ireland. Married Elizabeth Millar, daughter of above, March 1843 in Melbourne. William Wareham born Hampshire, England, circa 1805. Transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1831. Married Esther Forbes, September 1844 in Melbourne.
ROBERTS, PEDRANA, CARR - John Lewis Roberts of Coleraine, Vic. states that in 1841 T. A. Roberts opened the Union Hotel in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. He also shows up in the census for the same year as Robert Arthur Roberts, Innkeeper, Union Hotel. The building was erected of brick and stone, and housed a family of 8 persons (6 female, 2 male) ranging in ages from 1 year to 45 years. John's great-great-grandfather was also in Melbourne at this time. He was in his mid-twenties and came from Lambeth, London (his birth and arrival dates are not known). He associated with Lewis Pedrana, a sometime Overseer of Roads at Melbourne who later operated the Dundee Arms Hotel. This is thought to have been a renamed Governor Bourke Hotel, which was owned by Michael Carr and his wife Kitty and located in or near Flinders Lane. John's great-great-grandfather married Mary Pedrana in May 1841 at St. James Church of England, Melbourne. She was Lewis Pedrana's only daughter and they had many children. John would like to find out more about the history of the Union Hotel and the family that operated it, including any family Christian names, and their descendants.
BRYANS, BUDDEN, CORBETT, BAILLEIU/BAILLIEU, JACKSON, SHATNELL/SHACKELL, BLACK, NETTLEFOLD, HALLENSTEIN - Margaret Findlay of Davidson, N.S.W. is seeking information on William Bryans (Draper, of Collins Street, Melbourne) who first wife was named Anne who died in 1848. He married secondly in 1851 to Fanny Budden and had a son named William. William Bryans (snr.) went to Ireland to claim Magheramore Estate (there is a Rosborough connection which features in family names). His brother was Hugh Bryans who arrived in Melbourne in 1849 to join William in his Collins Street business. Hugh married firstly in 1855 to Jessie Corbett (d.1868) and had a daughter named Margaret (b.1858). Hugh married secondly in 1868 to Margaret Bailleiu (Baillieu?) and had a son named William (b.1873). They moved to Queenscliff in the 1860's and had a business in Hesse Street. Family names include Jackson, Shatnell/Shackell, Black, Nettlefold and Hallenstein.
BROOKS/BROOKES, PATTERSON, THOMPSON, BAKER, DAVIS - Leanne McCann ( nee Brooks ) of Sydney, N.S.W. is the great-great-granddaughter of John Brooks ( or Brookes ) who was born at Stringybark, Port Phillip District in 1841, the son of Thomas and Sarah Brooks. A death certificate for Sarah Brooks ( wife of Thomas ) lists her as dying in 1845 at the River Plenty aged 27 years. No other information can be found about Thomas and Sarah Brooks. Leanne is the daughter of Norman Brooks ( & Ruvai Patterson ), son of George Henry Brooks ( & Frances Ruby Thompson ), son of Hugh Brooks ( & Naomi Jane Baker ), son of John Brooks ( & Mary Frances Davis ), son of Thomas and Sarah Brooks.
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