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According to Burke's Irish family Records (1976), Monckton was born at Ballintate, Co. Armagh. accessed 28 Jul 2014:

Monckton Synnot (1827-1879) was a prominent squatter in Victoria, Australia, the sixth son of Captain Walter Synnot and his second wife Elizabeth, née Houston, and the grandson of Sir Walter Synnot, of Ballymoyer, County Armagh.

Born at the family seat of Ballymoyer, Synnot settled in the colonies in 1836 with his father Captain Walter Synnot and brothers. A year later two elder sons crossed to Port Phillip, followed in 1838 by the next two, Albert and the 12-year-old Monckton. They brought sheep with them and became pioneer landholders at Little River near Geelong, where they remained in various partnerships for about ten years.

By 1852 they had scattered and Monckton, after a brief sortie with Albert to the Californian and Victorian goldfields, was the only one left in the Little River district, as sole owner of the 26,500-acre (10,724 ha) Mowyong, later called Bareacres. In 1852 he assisted in the rescue of the survivors of the flood at the Wedge’s Werribee Station and rescued the granddaughter Annie Emily Lawrence (daughter of Robert William Lawrence and Anne Wedge). On 25 February 1853 at St Kilda, Melbourne, he married Annie Emily Lawrence. He later bought the South Brighton sheep station in the Wimmera where, in 1862, he was a member of the first Horsham District Roads Board, and a councillor in 1862-63.

The prize-winning superfine merino wools of the Western District had been extolled by the Thomas Shaws, C. H. MacKnight, J. L. Currie and others, but in the mid-1860s Synnot's letters to the papers queried their real value and gave rise to a drawn-out and sometimes bitter battle of words. Selling South Brighton in 1868, he bought the large Terrick Terrick station near the Murray River, and for a few years had some share with his brothers Albert, George and Nugent in Gunbar and Cowl Cowl in the Riverina. In 1873 he moved to Melbourne, living in Ballyreen, a mansion on Brighton Road, St Kilda. He bought large central city premises from the merchants and flour-millers, William Degraves & Co., and set up the Flinders Wool Warehouse in Flinders Lane: in this he followed the lead of his elder brother George who, opening in Geelong as a stock and station agent, had held one of the first auction sales of wool there in November 1858.

Synnot entered Melbourne wool-broking in prosperous and expansive times, when many firms were offering warehouse services, selling wool by auction or privately, or arranging and often financing its shipping for sale overseas. A pioneer of the wool trade with the East, he visited China, sent a consignment of woollen yarns to Hong Kong and arranged for silk and cotton weavers at Ning-Po to produce samples of woollen cloth, which were exhibited throughout Australia and New Zealand and at the Paris Exhibition of 1878. His efforts failed at first, but later that year when the first Japanese Trade Commission visited Australia his ideas bore some fruit.

Synnot died on 23 April 1879 at Elsternwick, aged 52, and was buried in St Kilda general cemetery. The eldest of his seven sons, Monckton Davey Synnot, and three of the younger ones carried on as wool-brokers. Both fathers and his son, Monckton, were tall, handsome, genial and convivial, with the Irish tendency to enjoy a brisk argument, but the senior Monckton was the only one to take any part in public affairs.

References & Further Reading
R. V. Billis and A. S. Kenyon, Pastoral Pioneers of Port Phillip (Melb, 1932)
A. Henderson (ed), Australian Families, vol 1 (Melb, 1941)
W. R. Brownhill, The History of Geelong and Corio Bay (Melb, 1955)
A. Barnard, The Australian Wool Market, 1840-1900 (Melb, 1958)
L. J. Blake and K. H. Lovett, Wimmera Shire Centenary (Horsham, 1962)
Economist, 1862, 1863, 2 Feb 1866.
Argus (Melbourne), 16 Sept 1877, 8 Jan 1878, 8 Sept 1883.
'Synnot, Monckton (1826 - 1879)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 6, Melbourne University Press, 1976, pp 238-239. 
Synnot, Monckton (I8315)

According to David, his father changed the spelling of his surname from Synnot to Synnott - presumably before he was married. The story was that an aunt had left him a financial legacy - but mis-spelt his name. So he changed it. 
Synnott, David Ballantyne (I9144)

According to electoral roll entries for Lyttelton, Norman was a cabinet maker in the 1930s through until the mid-1950s, living at Jacksons Road and then Selwyn Terrace. From the mid-1950s, he was a shipwright then a carpenter, living in Selwyn Road. He retired between 1966 and 1969.

Norman died at Lyttleton in 1972, and was cremated. 
Prisk, Norman Henry (I1780)

According to family trees on, Henry's children were Henry (with Frances Mason), and (mother's name not stated) Ellen, Betty, Robert, John and Mary Moisley. Another son was William, born in 1749 to Elizabeth Acres. 
Moisley, Henry (I11722)

According to Jim & Marlene Cosgrave's family tree on
The book "The Descendants of William Faithfull", by BCT Faithfull indicates that Henry, his wife Mary (nee Cotterill) and their family left England for New Zealand, assisted immigrants, by four different ships over a three year period (1873 -1876). Henry died three months after his arrival in NZ, and although his arrival date is not known, it is presumed that he arrived on the Waipa with his sons (Walter and Alfred), as this was 3 months prior to his death. 
Faithfull, Henry (I12390)

According to Mary Elizabeth Sinnott in her 1905 book Annals of the Sinnott, Rogers, Coffin, Corlies, Reeves, Bodine and Allied Families:
Colonel David Synnott is mentioned in Carte's " Life of Ormonde," i. 367, as being brought to Wexford in September, 1642, by Colonel Preston, and in vol. ii. 90, as lieutenant-colonel of Preston's regiment and governor of Wexford. His colonel and he had commanded the famous Anglo-Irish regiment in the Austrian service, first known as Butler's, and then as Devereux's. (Carve's "Itin.")'

It is clear from a range of sources that Col. David Synnot was governor of the city of Wexford when Oliver Cromwell beseiged the city and then attacked it on 11 Oct 1649. It is also clear that he died that day, but there is confusion over just what happened during the attack, and the manner of Col. David's death. There are also different views on the name of his mother, and who raised his son Timothy (whose name is also in dispute - Tobias and David being alternatives). Col. David's mother was almost certainly Elenor Dormer, who was his father Michael's first wife, and not Mary Hore (the 2nd wife) but firm evidence is lacking on other matters.

Some versions of the events and 'facts' are set out below.

Ferd. Warner The History of the Rebellion and Civil-War in Ireland Vol II (James Williams, Skinner- Row, Dublin, 1768) at page 187:
'The Lord Lieutenant [the Marquis of Ormonde] having finished the work of putting a second relief into Wexofrd, began his march back towards Ross : but CROMWELL having had intelligence of this, sent JONES with a considerable detachment from his army to intercept the Marquis on his return. His Excellency saw them drawn up on a hill, and suspected their design : but considering the condition of his own forces, the jealousies that reigned among them, and the disadvantages he must suffer in an engagement, resolved to avoid it. He marched therefore in the close of the evening a contrary way to what he had done before ; and fetching a compass over the mountains of Wicklow, he arrived in two days at Leighlin Bridge. Ther colonel BUTLER overtook him with the melancholy news, that Wexford was betrayed into the hands of CROMWELL, by STRAFFORD the Governor of the castle, and that he himself had escaped by swimming over the ferry ; which Sr E. BUTLER attempting received a shot in the head, and was unfortunately drowned.'
Note that the death of Sir E. Butler is by the same means as is sometimes attributed to Col David Synnot, whose death is not mentioned by Warner.

Philip Hore, in volume 5 of his History of the Town and County of Wexford (1906): -
on page 276:
'The following letters dated towards the end of September, show the steps taken to put the town into a state of defence. The first, from Lord Castlehaven, General of the Horse, and Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant, relates to the County generally. In this week from Ross he, Castlehaven, appointed Lieut.-Colonel David Synnot, in General Preston's Regiment, to be Governor of the town of Wexford. [11]
'We present photographs of this unfortunate Governor and the Armour he wore at the Siege of Wexford. We had the pleasure of inspecting the picture and armour hanging in the Hall of Ballymoyer, White Cross, Co. Armagh, when staying with the late Mark Seton Synnot many years ago, and obtained these photographs by the kindness of Lieut.-General Hart Synnot, C.B., who married his daughter, and is the present owner of that house.'
and footnote 11 on page 276 says:
'Colonel David Synnot, or Synnott, of Raheen and Ballyclamore, Cloyne Parish (now Kilrush) in Scarawalsh Barony - lands granted to Solomon Richards, Esq., in 1654 - was the eldest son of Michael Synnott of Raheen, or Rahines, by his first wife Elinor, daughter of George Dormer, Esq. The Colonel's only son, Timothy, was, when a baby, let down from the walls of Wexford in a basket during the storming in Oct., 1649, and received by a foster mother, brought up as a Protestant, and became one of the defenders of Derry against James II.'

and Hore again, on p. 294:
'Cromwell to Hon. Wm Lenthal, Speaker of the English Parliament. [Extract]
Two boatfuls of the enemy attempting to escape, being overprest with numbers, sunk, whereby were drowned nearly 300 of them :[6] I believe in all there was lost of the enemy not many less than 2,000 and I believe not 20 of yours killed from first to last of the siege.'
'[6] Colonel David Sinnott was one of those drowned. He appears to have been first wounded in the head. Here is an extract from C. 26, 40. "A narrative after the defeat at Rathmines, 1649" : -
"Lieut. Col. Wm Butler escaped out of Wexford by swimming over ye ferry, and brought ye news that ye Governor was not above two hours in ye town giving orders for ye ferrying over Colonel Mayarts Regiment when he was forced by ye enemy who entred ye ports by ye Treachery of one Captain Stafford who commanded ye Castle to Indeavor his safety likewise by swimming, but being shot in ye head by some of ye Enemy he was unfortunately drowned." '

P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913), page 10:
'David of Rahines, appointed to Genl. Preston's Regt. of Foot 1649. (Ormonde MSS. 14 Rept p 221) a Colonel in the Confederate Army, & the gallant Governor of Wexford in 1649. Drowned in the river Slaney Oct 1649. G. Vol V. p294. was a cousin to Richard Wadding. Id. p276 & H.'
Source records cited:
G Hore's History of the County of Wexford
H Depositions of 1641. Trin. Coll, Dublin

According to Herbert Hore in "An Account of the barony of Forth ..." (1884) at page 82, Colonel David Synnott is mentioned in Carte's 'Life of Ormonde' as being brought to Wexford in September 1642 by Colonel Preston, and as lieutenant-colonel of Preston's regiment and governor of Wexford. His colonel and he had commanded the famous Anglo-Irish regiment in the Austrian service, first known as Butler's, and then as Devereux's. (Carve's "Itin.") He was son of Michael Synnot of the Rahine, his mother was Mary, daughter of Edmond Hore of Harperstown.

Correspondence exists between Cromwell and David Synnot, which shows Colonel Synnot refusing to accept Cromwell's demand for the surrender of the garrison at Wexford. The Colonel proposed surrender terms, to which Cromwell id not agree, but it is not clear if Cromwell's reply reached Col Synnot, and in any event the attack on the city and subsequent massacre of its inhabitants rendered the correspondence irrelevant.

According to Walter Sinnott, Esq. of Orristown, Killinick, Co. Wexford, Ireland, quoted in Rev. Charles N. Sinnett’s Sinnett genealogy ... (1910):
"The widow of the brave Col. David Sinnott who had defended Wexford, married one of Cromwell’s officers and turned Protestant, as also did her son David Sinnott. From this young David are descended the Synnotts of Armagh."

It is also said that Colonel David Synnott had three brothers (John, Paul and Michael Synnott) (two brothers were killed by Cromwell along with David) who also would have been entitled to the "sine macula" crest.

These brothers apparently decided to stay in Wexford, even after all Synnott lands in Wexford had been confiscated and given to Lord Monk, a supporter of Cromwell. Cromwell hated the Synnott family (because of Col. David Synnott's defiance) and was determined that every trace of this family should be swept from the earth. All Synnott property and family records were destroyed on Cromwell's orders. At this time many Synnotts left Ireland for military service abroad. Those who stayed in Wexford (and who were forced into the humiliating position of being tenant farmers on lands which they had once owned) remained Catholic and were respected as honorable and hard-working citizens.

Wikipedia at accessed 28 Jul 2014, said:

'Colonel David Synnot (alt Sinnot) was Governor of Wexford during the Sack of Wexford by Oliver Cromwell in 1649. Synnot was negotiating the surrender of the town when troops from the New Model Army broke in and sacked the town, during which Synnot was hanged.'

His family's estates in County Wexford were confiscated by Cromwell.

The Synnots were Catholics and loyal to the Stuart royal line. David Synnot's descendants settled in Ballymoyer, Armagh, and included Sir Walter Synnot.

In the early 1900s , the Hart-Synnot family of Ballymoyer House was in possession of a sword and breastplate, claimed to be Colonel Synnott's , but it is not known what happened to them after Ballymoyer house was demolished in the 1930s. There is no explanation of how these items were retrieved after Col. Synnot drowned nor how they, and a portrait said to be of Col. David, and also at Ballymoyer, came into the possession of the Synnot family. 
Synnot, Col. David (I8168)

According to Millicent Hespera Richardson (William Albert’s youngest daughter), William Albert and Mathilde Mackereth first met at the Philharmonic Society in Melbourne. “It was love at first sight and they idolized each other all their lives.” Both played musical instruments but only William Albert sang. He played the harmonium and she played the piano.

They married on 24 Sep 1870 at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne. He was 31, she was 17. The marriage witnesses were Mathilde’s parents and William Albert’s sister Sarah Jane Sinnott.

In June 1893, while in Dunedin with Albert while he was producing operatic concerts, Mathilde and daughter Beatrice advertised as teachers of pianoforte. Pupils were received at View Street, Moray Place. She continued to work as a music teacher after the Richardsons moved to Queensland.

Mathilde died on 17 Feb 1926 at Lady Lamington Hospital, Brisbane. William Albert died on 11 Aug 1927 at his home at Deighton Road, Dutton Park, Brisbane. They are buried together at Dutton Park Cemetery in Brisbane.

Roma comments on her grandmother Mathilde:
“Tilly was a gifted pianist and in spite of a large family, she accompanied her husband even playing for operas which he produced. She was said to be a ‘lovely lady’ by those who knew her – dignified, quiet and retiring but one who knew her own mind.”

Various items came into Roma’s possession that were originally associated with Tilly Richardson: a circular gold broach and a hand painted satin handkerchief sachet and a cameo broach which Roma made over from a cameo ear ring. 
Mackereth, Mathilde (I3288)

According to Ron Howell, John was known as "Duco" because of his auto paint shop, where duco paint was sprayed. He did cars and buses for Johnsons Blue Motors. The paint shop was across from the Grand Hotel, Duco was too frequently in the bar and was usually high on a mixture of alcohol and paint fumes. 
Stringer, John Johnstone (I2529)

According to the will of Judith Jacombs, William lived at 16 Hillaries Road, Gravelly Hill, Birmingham, England in 1813. Children of William are referred to in Judith's will, but are not named. 
Jacombs, William Henry (I1892)

After Anna's mother died in 1899, she was admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage in Brisbane on 20 Jul 1900, with her sisters Christina and Nancy and brother James. It seems that she did not live there, but boarded with a Mrs Webb, and later a Mrs Affleck. Anna was discharged from the orphanage on 23 Jul 1903, but the register does not say where she was living then. At some stage she moved to New South Wales.

On 3 Apr 1912, Anna Carolina Amalia married Andrew Moir Menzies in Paddington, Sydney, N. S. W. Andrew, a stonemason by trade, was born 29 Jan 1882 in Perth, Scotland to Andrew Moir Menzies and Helen Christina Menzies. In WW1 he served in the 9th Field Company, Engineers, A. I. F. Anna and Andrew had 3 children.

In the 1930 electoral roll Andrew Moir Menzies is recorded as living at 17/19 Johnson Street, Artamon and in the 1936 roll he (but not Anna) is recorded at 5 Violet Avenue, Artamon.

Andrew died in 1938.

Little is known of Anna’s second marriage, to Harold Joseph Smith (now using the name Anna Caroline Amelia), although electoral rolls from 1936 to 1958 show that she lived at 50 Buckra Street, Turramurra. This was where her son Robert was living in 1936 and also where her son Ronald was living in 1958.

Nancy Hanify visited and stayed with Mollie at 50 Buckra St in 1950. Nancy referred to a letter from her husband Basil that mentioned a crush that Nellie (Molly's daughter) had on him in her adolescent years. Nancy wrote "We dare not let Mollie know about it, seeing the way she feels about men. Poor Mollie. She is a queer mixture."

Mollie's husband Harold Joseph Smith was in Wollongong by 1943, and still there at the time of Nancy's visit to Buckra Street, so it is not surprising that Nancy does not mention him in her letters.

Andrew Menzies had been a skilled tradesman, Harold was a labourer all his life. They appear to have been very different people. It is hard to understand what would have brought Mollie and Harold together. It seems that Mollie was no stranger to broken relationships with men.

On the 25 Mar 1960, Anna died of coronary occlusion (heart attack). Her daughter Helen Tunbridge of 48 Buckra Street, Turramurra reported the death. Anna’s remains were cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium on 28 Mar 1960 and her ashes scattered. 
Bak, Anna Carolina Amalia Jensen (I10129)

After Harold died in Oct 1955, probate of his estate was granted on 19 Jan 1956 to Annie Emily Seton Challen, Harold's sister. The estate was valued at £2723 11s. 
Reid, Harold de Boisvlle Boswell (I8968)

After her husband Victor died in 1972, Joyce moved to Tainui Road, Devonport, Beach Parade in Auckland Central, and finally to Asquith Avenue, Mt Albert. 
Brain, Joyce Lilian (I4168)

After her husband William Runciman died in 1922, Violet married David Pedersen. 
Mason, Violet (I9262)

After her mother died in 1899, Nancy was admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage in Brisbane on 20 Jul 1900, with her sisters Anna and Christina and her brother James. It seems that she did not live there, but boarded with a Mrs Pedersen, and later a Mrs Michelson. Nancy was discharged from the orphanage on 23 Jul 1903, but the register does not say where she was living then.

Nancy started school at Granville State School on 15 Sep 1902, at the age of five. Her brother James had started at the same school 2 years earlier.

In March 1912 Nancy was awarded a Sunday School prize for the highest mark in General Assembly Examination at the Wynnum Manly Sunday School - possibly Presbyterian. Perhaps she lived in the Wynnum Manly area as a child - it is on Moreton Bay, near Brisbane, a long way from her origins near Maryborough.

At some stage she moved to New South Wales. Although born as "Nancy Annette Bak", she used the surname "Jensen-Bak" at times.

A letter dated 5 Jan 1949 from her sister Maria Elisabeth Boyland was found among the probate papers of their uncle, John Ramage Campbell. In the letter, Maria states that, after the death of her mother (in 1899), she lived with her aunt and uncle viz: Marie Elizabeth and John Ramage Campbell nee Pohlmann. It is posible that Nancy joined her sister Maria, to live with their aunt and uncle at Canley Vale, New South Wales.

Postcards from her brother-in-law Andrew Menzies to Nancy during WW1 indicated that Nancy had a close connection to an uncle and aunt, and possibly lived with them. John Ramage Campbell and his wife Maria Elisabeth are the only uncle and aunt known to have been in NSW at around that time. Andrew's letters indicate that he had a close relationship with Nancy (at least in his view), it is unclear if he was a father figure or an admirer - possibly a bit of both. It is odd that his letters do not mention his wife and 3 young children.

Nancy's aunt Marie Elisabeth and her husband John Ramage Campbell lived at Canley Vale, Parramatta/Cabramatta where John was a poultry farmer. When Nancy met Basil Aubrey Page Hanify in about 1925, she was a domestic servant at the Sutherland poultry farm of Basil's father Hugo. Perhaps Nancy got the job through business connections between John Campbell and Hugo Hanify.

If Nancy did live with the Campbells, she probably attended school at Cabramatta or Canley Vale. The State school attendance records for these areas are held by the N.S.W. State Archives, but there are no records for the period 1900 to 1912. There were no Presbyterian or similar religious schools operating in the area between 1900 and 1912.

In 1926 Nancy and Basil married at Parramatta. Their first 2 children were born in NSW, they moved to Wellington, New Zealand, and raised their six children in the suburb of Kaiwharawhara.

There is oral family history that Nancy ran a successful catering company while young – still in her teens. She was also said to be a registered nurse. However, her name (as Bak, Jensen Bak or Hanify) could not been found in a search by John Goodwin in Jan 2014 in the N.S.W. Archives records for State Registered Nurse records. Where the surname pages were mutilated, the given name was checked. It is possible that she qualified in Queensland before meeting Basil in NSW about 1925. The medal which Nancy wore on her nursing uniform has survived, but it is simply an enamelled British coin from about 1826-1827 with no indication of a nursing qualification.

Something happened to Nancy, possibly a breakdown. Later in life, she was not a good nurse or cook. There was the story of a grandson aged about 4 staying with her for a few days, who fell off the roof - after that, according to Nancy, he was a very good boy, kept still – but when other family members saw him, his eyes were rolled right back. Clearly he was badly hurt and Nancy had not noticed.

Nancy holidayed in Australia in 1950. In Queensland she visited Gympie (its significance is unknown) and Maryborough, at one stage staying with Sam and Joyce (relatives, but surnames unknown). She was to search for "Jeanie", of whom she had found a trace, but whether she succeeded is not known. She then travelled by train to Sydney on 9-10 June, with a stopover at Brisbane. She stayed with her sister Mollie at 50 Buckra St, Turramurra, and spent time with Mollie's daughter Nellie who lived at 48 Buckra St. She wrote several letters home, to Basil and to her children, mainly on family matters. She related a curious dream - that she was back home, and Basil did not want her. Also, Nellie dreamed that she got 2 blank sheets of paper from Basil with a question mark at the bottom and the words "don't hurry" underneath it.

A letter from Basil to Nancy mentions Nancy meeting Marshall Russack. In 1925, a Marshall Russack owned a motor garage on Princes Highway, Sutherland, on the corner of Blacksmith's Lane. Basil encouraged Nancy to visit Sutherland to look up John and Marge - grand people who would welcome her with open arms. He also suggested that she visit Bath Road, where the Hanify poultry farm was.

Nancy referred to a letter from Basil that mentioned a crush that Nellie (Molly's daughter) had on him in her adolescent years. Nancy wrote "We dare not let Mollie know about it, seeing the way she feels about men. Poor Mollie. She is a queer mixture."

Nancy noted on 27 June that she had not been to see Aunt Edie Hooper, because it had been so wet. "Aunt Edie" is possibly Edith Ellen Hooper (nee Richardson) who was related to Basil - they were first cousins once removed. In 1950 Edith Hooper was living at Chatswood, which is about 9 km from Turramurra.

A family anecdote concerns Nancy and her granddaughter Erin making collages, using curled wood shaving to simulate people’s hair, it was from building work being done by family members (probably Erin's father John and brother Stephen). Nancy was a caring person, she loved animals, and had cats (some half wild) plus other animals. 
Bak, Nancy Annette Jensen (I267)

After James' mother died in 1899, he was admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage in Brisbane on 20 Jul 1900, with her sisters Anna, Christina and Nancy. It seems that he did not live there, but boarded with a Mrs Pedersen. James was discharged from the orphanage on 23 Jul 1903, but the register does not say where he was living then.

James was listed on the Granville State School Admission Register on 25 Jul 1900, although he was then only four years old, with his birthday on 2 Oct.

Upon the declaration of WW1, James enlisted in the 23rd Signal Company (Australian Engineers) as a private. At his enlistment on 17 Sep 1914, James gave his civilian occupation as labourer, of Maryborough, 19 years of age.

James’ military record shows him as a member of the 15th Battalion that stormed the beaches at Gallipoli, with the battalion suffering very heavy losses as they continually assaulted the Turkish positions. On 16 May 1915, while fighting around Quinn’s Post, James was wounded in action. After hospitalisation in Egypt (Alexandria), Manchester and London and through his wounds, he lost his left arm. He was shipped home in Nov 1915 and discharged wounded on 12 Apr 1916.

In 1919 James married Alice Ruby Keyburn and they lived in Netherby, Queensland with James working as a labourer. They moved to White Rock in 1922. James and Alice had 3 children - Cecil, Leslie and Kenneth.

James died 15 Aug 1948 at Walsh River M.R.C. Camp via Mungana, Queensland. There he was employed as a foreman. He was interred in Chillagoe Cemetery on 17 Aug 1948. No headstone was recorded. The cause of death was coronary occlusion (heart attack). He left his widow Alice Ruby, who remained at White Rock, far north Queensland, and adult children Leslie and Kenneth. James and Alice’s descendants still live at White Rock. 
Bak, James Jensen (I6356)

After Lawrence died in Jan 1959, probate was granted to his widow Edith Emily Boswell-Reid in Apr 1959. His effects were valued at £7676 7s 8d. 
Reid, Lawrence Jasper Boswell (I8964)

After the death of her husband Patrick Lambert, Maria married Col. Robert Dixon of Calverston, Co. Kildare. 
Story, Maria (I12621)

Agnes died at the age of 17 days. 
Mackereth, Agnes (I14671)

Albert Philip Marie was born on 7 Jun 1870, the 12th and last child of William and Sarah Jane to be born alive. On two ship crew lists, Albert gives his place of birth as ‘At Sea’. The Victoria Births Index has a section for ‘Events as sea only’ which records many births, but Albert’s is not among them. However, he is the ‘Historical Events’ section, with the birth place given as Fitzroy, which is where the family lived. It seems that Albert had been misled about his birth place.

If in fact he was born at sea, the ship must have been close to Melbourne at the time, as Albert was baptised the following day, 8 June, at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne. The 2 sponsors were his uncle Albert Richardson (no doubt the source of the child’s name) and Mary C. Richardson. She may have been Mary Ellen Richardson, Sarah Jane’s half-sister.

The practice of giving a child a female name occurs in Christian families if it falls on a Marian feast day, but Albert’s birth date of 7 Jun 1870 is not one of the generally recognised Roman Catholic feasts. The date may have had religious significance for the family, or it may simply honour Albert’s other sponsor, Mary Richardson.

Family sources say that Albert Phillip was the favourite uncle of Estella Jane Hockin, who was born in 1881 in Melbourne - this places Albert in Australia about 1885-1900.


An “Alb. Sinnott” aged 29 was on the list of crew and passengers on the ship ‘Ortona’ from London, arriving at Sydney via Melbourne on 28 Apr 1900. It shows him as AB (able-bodied seaman) and as British. The crew list gives his name as Albert Sinnott, age 20, born at sea. His home address was “Sailors H. Well St’, meaning the Sailors Home at Well Street, London. According to the Illustrated London News of 29 May 1858:

‘SAILORS’ HOMES were first established in London. In the year 1835 one was opened in Well-street, close to the entrance of the London and St Katharine Docks. The Well-street Home is a large establishment, containing accommodation for 350 seamen, giving to each a comfortable, well-furnished, and well-aired cabin. The regulations under which the London Sailors’ Home is governed has been found to suit the taste and predilections of seamen so well, that they have been adopted at all other Homes, with slight modifications required by local and other circumstances. Homes for seamen are now becoming general, and, indeed, no port can be said to be complete without one.’

Albert signed on to the ‘Ortona’ on 10 Mar 1900 at Tilbury, and was required to be on board on 16 March. He was discharged at Sydney on 10 May 1900. His previous ship was the ‘Delphic’. The seaman listed next to Albert on the crew list, J. Michell, had the same address and previous ship.


In 1902, Albert Sinnott, was on the crew of the ship ‘Alcinous’. He gave his age as 31, place of birth ‘At Sea’, and home address Melbourne. He was still an AB (able-bodied seaman). He signed on to the Alcinous on 3 Feb 1902, and was to be on board on 3 Feb. His previous ship was ‘Isle [illegible]’
Albert Sinnott aged 29 was a crew member on the ship Ortona from London, arriving at Sydney via Melbourne on 28 Apr 1900. The crew list shows him as AB (able-bodied seaman) and as British. His monthly wage was £5, and he received an advance of £2-10s on engagement. Albert was discharged on 3 Apr 1902 at Liverpool, and was paid the balance of his wage owing, £6- 4s-6d.

Albert died in Bombay on 23 Jan 1912, and was buried the following day. At the time of his death, he was a third engineer on the “S.S. Nadri’ - possibly the ‘Naderi’, built in 1891 and owned by the Bombay and Persia Steam Navigation Company (later renamed Mogul Line Ltd which was taken over by the Shipping Corporation of India in 1963).
There is a curious coincidence regarding the ‘Naderi’. When Albert’s brother John Joseph married Louisa Marian Stoddart in Calcutta in 1892, the witnesses were Jno McQueen and Francis Ruffin. The latter was possibly Francis John Raffin, Master Mariner and commander of the steamship ‘Naderi’, said to belong to the Port of Bombay. Perhaps there was a connection between Raffin and Albert Sinnott?
Dorothy Gunn, daughter of Maude Miriam (Sinnott) Page Hanify, said in 1980 that William Edmund had told her (Dorothy) that he was a sea captain and had 2 brothers who were also sea captains. One would be John Joseph - the only other one was Albert Philip. It now appears that Albert progressed only as far as third engineer.

Dorothy may have mis-remembered her conversation with her uncle William - after all, she was very young at the time, and quite old when recalling her uncle’s words. Dorothy was born in Wellington, NZ, in Apr 1904; William left New Zealand, not to return, in Jan 1916. 
Sinnott, Albert Philip Marie (I90)

Albert Vincent Richardson was born in Dec 1873 in Melbourne. When 9 years old, he travelled from Adelaide to London on the ship Hesperus in 1883 with his parents and five siblings, including Millicent who was born en route. While in England, he fell deeply in love with Eastbourne, a passion he retained all his life.

As a child he enjoyed the “minstrels” - and his daughter recalled him hearing him singing the songs he had learnt from them to himself from time to time.

The Richardson boys went to a School for the Sons of Professional Gentleman where Albert Vincent was taught a “smattering of languages” as he subsequently described to his daughter.

Albert Vincent’s daughter Roma assessed the quality of this education as follows:
“There is no doubt that their moving from country to country, and from one state to another was a definite hindrance to the children gaining the formal examination results required for them to enter professions. William Albert Richardson took time personally to participate in their education, giving them a liberal one as regards to the world at large, as well as in particular subjects such as music.”
Roma says:
“I can judge the combination of inheritance and family environment only as regards my own father Albert Vincent Richardson whom a neighbour of ours described as “an aristocrat.”
“He was tall and good looking; his singing and speaking voice pleasant in tone and his diction clear. He had an excellent memory and he told us most interesting stories of the characters he met when he drove a buggy and pair over most of Victoria and parts of Tasmania, serving his firm as a commercial traveler. I have never known him make a spelling or grammatical error. He read widely and deeply. His favourite novel was Pickwick Papers [Charles Dickens] and in contrast he enjoyed biographies of world leaders and histories such as the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.”

Opera in New Zealand

Under the name “Vincent Richardson”, Albert Vincent took part in his father William Albert’s operas in New Zealand. It is not known if he was in NZ for the entire 1893-1895 period. He was there at least by June 1894, when he performed in “Maritana” which opened on 20 June 1894 at the Princess Theatre in Dunedin, for a four night season. Beatrice played the principal role of Maritana, and Albert conducted. On the second and fourth night, Vincent Richardson played the part of the King of Spain.

In March 1895, William Albert announced the inauguration in Auckland of a series of Grand Operatic Concerts, on the same scale as his concerts over the previous 15 years at Melbourne, Adelaide etc.

By April, the “Maritana” rehearsals were progressing satisfactorily. There were to be 2 full casts of principals. Beatrice Richardson and Madame Florence Anderson were cast as Maritana, and Vincent Richardson and A. Horton Busby as Don Jose. The opera was to be produced at the Opera House on 1 July and the rest of that week.

The Evening Star review of the opening night considered the production “fairly successful”, but was not appreciated as much as it might have been, as “Maritana” had been staged frequently by travelling companies with the best singers seen in Auckland. Mr [William Albert] Richardson conducted the orchestra ably, and Beatrice performed well, with one of her songs being encored. She “spoke her words naturally and distinctly, and did not appear to be so much affected with nervousness as some of the others did”.

The review of the second night noted that the production, by a new cast of amateurs, showed much improvement on the opening night. The acting was not as good, but the music was on the whole a great deal better. Vincent Richardson as Don Jose was more successful with his singing, in which he did excellently, than his acting. On the whole he made an interpretation of the part of Don Jose that was a feature of the performance.

The Observer considered that the production of “Maritana” by amateurs was very much to Mr. Richardson’s credit, and had positive comments on Beatrice and Vincent.

“Maritana” was re-scheduled for 10 and 12 August, and then two Grand Final Performances on 30 and 31 August. The cast included Beatrice (on the 31st), Vincent (both nights), and also Mr. Hampton (both nights) as the Marquis in his first appearance on stage.

The Auckland Star reported that the final performance was well attended, the opera was well produced throughout, with the singing and acting being very creditable. The Observer gave a more detailed review. The two final performances played to large and enthusiastic audiences.
“On Saturday night, Miss Beatrice Richardson, as Maritana, was in splendid voice, and achieved a brilliant success, her artistic singing and vivacious acting being the feature of the performance. Mr Vincent Richardson, as Don Jose, and Mr Archie Kent, as Don Caesar, were also heard at their best, and, by their splendid performances, contributed in no small degree to the success of the opera”.

Back in Australia

Roma reports that, when William Albert and Mathilde settled in Brisbane in about 1898, Albert Vincent Richardson did not accompany the family to Queensland. He struck off on his own and took a job in Melbourne with the importing firm H Clarke & Co. where over time he rose to be Managing Director. Clarke asked Albert Vincent to represent him in court in respect of his (Clarke’s) unwise land transactions. There might be a record of this court case still in existence.

In 1908 Albert Vincent married staunch Presbyterian and poetess Mary “May” Gardiner Kerr in Melbourne, Victoria. He met her during his travels around country Victoria where she was working as a milliner in her brothers’ store. He was a commercial traveller.

He worked as a warehouse manager when they lived at Canterbury, Melbourne. By 1936 he was a poultry farmer at Ferntree Gully, Melbourne.

On 15 Jan 1944, The Argus published a letter from William Albert, entitled “Opera in Australia”:
Sir: Referring to the obituary notice of the late Mrs Emlier Raphael in your issue of January 8, you state that Italian opera was first introduced in Australia by M. Simonsen. This is not correct. William Lyster was the first to introduce Italian opera into Australia. My father was the leading baritone of both Lyster’s and Martin Simonsen opera companies. Albert Richardson (Lower Ferntree Gully).

Albert Vincent died in 1958 and his wife Mary in 1974. They are buried together in Box Hill Cemetery close to the grave of their baby daughter Audrey and surrounding by relatives from Mary’s side of the family. The Kerr monument is a very distinctive landmark to the Richardson grave. Albert Vincent’s descendants are mainly based in Melbourne, with some based in Brisbane and country Victoria. 
Richardson, Albert Vincent (I3252)

Alice Ruby came from a Victoria-based family.

She married James Bak in Queensland in 1919, and was on the electoral roll that year as living in Tiaro South, Wide Bay. It appears that she spent most her of adult life in north Queensland, mainly White Rock and Cairns.

However, there are electoral roll entries for an "Alice Bak" in 1954 and 1958 at 50 Archer Street, Chatswood, NSW, occupation: home duties.
Thomas Mileham Thick jnr., ex-husband of Ruby Bak's niece Maria Elizabeth, lived in the southern suburbs of Sydney. Chatswood is in the northern suburbs, but he did not mention this possible connection in interviews with John Goodwin.
In 1963, there was an Alice Bak at 117 Bellevue Rd, Bellevue Hill, Wentworth, New South Wales, as well as Alice Ruby Bak at Cairns, Queensland.
Compounding the mystery is an "In Memoriam" notice for James Jensen Bak (died 15 Aug 1948) in the Sydney Morning Herald of 15 Aug 1949, inserted by Mrs R. Bak, c/- Mr Sherry, 55 Huntington Street, Crow's Nest, NSW. It is difficult to believe that this is not Ruby, but the name Sherry has no known connection to the family. However, Andrew Menzies (husband of Ruby's niece Molly) gave 55 Huntington St as an address when he enlisted for WW1, so the house may have been associated with the family for several decades - this is yet to be confirmed.
In Feb 2014, John Goodwin inspected the rate ledgers and notices for Huntington Street 1914 to 1920 and 1947 to 1951. In 1914 to 1917 there were no street numbers, only rate notice numbers. 1918 to 1920 and 1947 to 1951 did have street numbers. However, there were no recognisable names.

It is not clear if Ruby lived for some years in NSW, or if "Alice Bak" is a different person. 
Keyburn, Alice Ruby (I6789)

Alice's signature, dated 13 Dec 1904, is in a book "Lindley Murray's English Grammar" (1859) which her uncle Dom Placid Sinnott purchased for 3d at Bathon 16 Aug 1875 - perhaps Dom Placid bequeathed the book to her. 
Murphy, Alice (I4252)

Although Edmund was baptised on 27 Sep 1841, according to the Lady’s Island baptism register,  his Australian death certificate says that he was 68 (i.e. born about 1831) when he died in 1899. It is likely that Edmund’s details were not known to his associates, and no family members were present at this death.
Edmund and his brother William arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 1867 on 10 June on the ship Hahnemann from Liverpool. 
In 1978 the Wexford People newspaper published an extract for a letter from Edmund and William from the address of their uncle William Sinnott at Emerald Hill, Melbourne Australia:
"Dear father and mother, you will be glad to hear that we arrived safely in Australia after a disagreeable voyage of 115 days. We have been up with uncle William to the diggins, but could not get any gold, and have come down to Melbourne again where we expect to get employment"
In 1881 Edmund Sinnott sued his uncle William Sinnott in Melbourne to recover a debt only to find the old man claiming insolvency on the basis that he had gifted his ships to his daughter Mary Agnes Hockin and had no assets left in his own name.  William was then living with his eldest married daughter in Powlett Street, East Melbourne with all his remaining young children.
Edmund’s death certificate gives his occupation as gold miner.  He died in 1899 at the Belmore Hotel in Gulgong, New South Wales.  He was buried on 10 April 1899 at the Roman Catholic cemetery in Gulgong.  The probate documents paint a picture of a man on his own, with family far away,and only one person who knew him at all, and that was for only 12 months.  The executor of Edmund’s will was the doctor who attended to him when he was dying.
Edmund’s will
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edmund Sinnott of Gulgong, in the colony of New South Wales, miner, made this ninth day of April, one thousand, eight hundred and ninety nine.
I give, devise and bequeath to my brothers and sisters now surviving, children of Robert Sinnott of Bunarge, County Wexford, Ireland, farmer, all moneys that may be in my possession or that may be to my credit in any Bank at the time of my death, to be equally divided amongst them, after all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses are paid and I hereby appoint Dr John Laing Martin McCreadie of Gulgong aforesaid, sole executor of this my will.
Witnesses to the will were Samuel Trevenen Bishop and John Robert Fletcher.
Edmund’s probate documents
Included in the probate documents was a schedule of Edmund’s estate and effects. He had 212 pounds in a current account at the Government Savings Bank, Gulgong and 34 pounds on deposit.  His only other assets were plant and tools worth one pound 3 shillings.  His debts were seven pounds for burial charges, plus his hotel bill, doctor’s fee and will, a total of four pounds 16 shillings.
Among the affidavits lodged with the application for probate of Edmund’s will were these:
By John Robert Fletcher on 26 May 1899:
1.         On or about the seventh day of April last past a man whom I had frequently seen but whose name I did not know came to my hotel ill was attended by a doctor there and afterwards died at my hotel at Gulgong aforesaid on the ninth day of April last past.
2.         Before his death the man aforesaid requested me to act as one of the attesting witnesses to his will and he then informed me that his name was Edmund Sinnott and after his death I saw his dead body on the ninth day of April last past.
By John Laing Martin McCreadie, medical practitioner, on 13 June 1899:
1.          The above named deceased departed this life at Gulgong in the Colony aforesaid on or about the ninth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine having first duly made and published his last will and testament in writing dated the ninth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine whereby he appointed me this deponent sole executor thereof.
2.         The document produced and shown to me at the time of swearing this my affidavit and marked by me by signing my name in the margin thereof is I believe the last will and testament of the above named deceased and the attesting witnesses thereto are Samuel Trevenen Bishop and John Robert Fletcher.
3.         The said deceased had whilst living and at the time of his death estate and effects within the Colony of New South Wales.
4.         I will pay all the just debts and legacies of the deceased so far as the effects and estate of the said deceased will extend and the law bind me and I will render a just and true account of my administration thereof unto the Registry of the Suprem eCourt within twelve months from the date of grant of Probate herein.
5.          The said estate and effects are under the value of two hundred and fifty two pounds.
By Henry James Falconer on 23 May 1899:
1.         On or about Sunday the ninth day of April last past I saw one Edmund Sinnott at John Robert Fletcher’s Belmore Hotel at Gulgong aforesaid and he then appeared to me to be very ill.
2.         I had known the said Edmund Sinnott for about twelve months by that name and was well acquainted with him.
3. I am informed and believe that the said Edmund Sinnott died at the said hotel on or about the ninth day of April last past. 
Sinnot, Edmund (I3777)

Although we know little of Constantia's life, she left a will, signed on 19 Feb 1824 and proved on 27 Mar 1827. The executor was her brother, James Wilson. She left apparel and furniture to her niece Sarah Herbert all her apparel and her household furniture, and left her estate and effects to James Wilson, to pay her funeral expenses and to keep £4 for his work as executor. Sarah Herbert was to be paid interest from the income from the estate during her lifetime while she was independent of a husband, plus £100. After Sarah's death, the property was to be divided up:
- £200 to be divided between James Wilson's daughters;
- £10 to Frances Maria Cripps;
- £200 to Constantia's niece Constance Evans Herbert;
- to her nieces and nephews Constantia, Elizabeth, Rebecca, William and Joshua Herbert £10.

James Wilson or his heirs were to have the remaining property after satisfying the bequests. 
Barland, Constantia (I3339)

An Anne Hall was listed in Griffiths Valuations as an occupier of a house and garden, area 20 perches, at Mosstown Island in 1854. The immediate lessor was Hon. L.H.K. Harman. There was also a John Hall listed as occupier of land 2 roods 36 perches) at Keenagh, with the same lessor. 
[Unknown], Anne (I11210)

An Edward Monk was baptised at St Catherine's, Dublin City on 17 Jan 1793. His parents were Jas Monk and Esther Kelly. Note that an Elizabeth Kelly was in the Irish party that emigrated to Brazil, and that Elizabeth Herlles (probably Elizabeth Kelly) married Edmundo Sinnott. 
Monks, Edward (I13965)

An entry on asserts that, in 1876, Mary Watt (born 1862) had a daughter in Lesmahagow to **** Dodds. In the 1881 census Mary Dodds is with Mary Watt (born 1862) and her father William Watt. Mary Dodds is described as William's granddaughter. However, Mary Dodds' age in 1881 is given as 0 - it is unclear whether this is correct or whether it should be 5. However, in the 1891 census a Mary Watt (niece), age 10 and born in Lesmagahow is with William Watt, brother of Mary Dodds' mother Mary. So it seems likely that Mary Dodds was born in 1880, not 1876, and by 1891 was known as Mary Watt. 
Dodds, Mary (I14282)

An extract from Florence's will, Birmingham Central Library: Florence Susie Jacombs (spinster) of Sherindon Rd, Balmoral, Parkstone nr Bournmouth, Dorset, Died 2 Mar 1929. Effects to Elsie Marion Jacombs (sister) 
Jacombs, Susan Florence (I2405)

An obituary in The Gentleman’s Magazine July - December 1866 on July 15 reads:
'At Moneymore, co. Londonderry, aged 85, Major Rowley Miller. The deceased was the sixth son of the late John Miller, esq., of Moneymore (who died in 1820), by Margaret, dau. of P. Oulton, esq., of Dublin. He was born in 1781, and in 1798 was appointed to the Londonderry Militia, of which regiment he became Major in September, 1850. Major Miller, who was senior officer of all the militias of Great Britain and Ireland, was a magistrate for the cos. Antrim and Tyrone, a D.L. and J.P. for the co. Londonderry, and was for forty-six years agent to the estates of the Worshipful the Drapers’ Company. Several of Mr. Miller’s ancestors took an active part during the siege of Londonderry. He married, in 1806, Margaret, dau. of the Rev. Thomas Torrens, by whom he has left, with other issue, a son, John Rowley Miller, esq., now of Moneymore, who was born in 1808, and married, in 1830, Emily Charlotte, dau. of the late Rev. Henry Stewart, D.D., and niece of the late Sir J. Stewart, bart., of Ballygawley, co. Tyrone.' 
Miller, Major Rowley (I12359)

Anastasia is buried in Church of the Assumption cemetery at Lady's Island with her husband James. The inscription says that she died May 9th 18(6?)1 aged 80. According to the Civil Registration death entry, she died at Lady's Island in 1891 aged 84. 
Kearns, Anastasia (I4114)

Andrew was the second surviving male in the Dilworth family, he was born in 1823, 8 years after his brother James. There were 4 Dilworth infants born during the period who died as infants, as well as his sister Eleanor. Andrew came to New Zealand with his American wife Mary Jane at the request of his older brother James in 1860. James settled them onto 134 acres of a 2000 acre undeveloped block of land he owned in the Waitakere ranges. Andrew and Mary Jane did not produce any children. In May 1881 Andrew sustained very severe injuries following a fall from a horse. He never fully recovered from these and died on 21 September 1881 at his brother James' residence in Remuera. His widow Mary Jane choose not to remain in New Zealand following her husband’s premature death and returned to her native USA where she died in San Francisco on 16 May 1901. 
Dilworth, Andrew (I11152)

Andrew's parents were Robert Ferguson Menzies and Helen Christina Moir. Andrew is with them in the 1891 census of Scotland. The informant for Andrew's NSW death certificate, H.M. Gibson, clerk, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, gave Andrew's parents as Andrew Moir Menzies and Helen Christina Moir. It appears that the informant was misinformed.

Andrew enlisted in the 9th. Field Co. Engineers A.I.F. on 13 Jan 1915. He gave his place of birth as Perth, Scotland, his age as 33 years 11 months and his trade as stonemason. His previous Army service was 3 years with the Black Watch Grenadiers (Royal).

Andrew listed his next-of-kin as his wife, Anna Menzies. He gave 2 addresses, both scored out: 67 Alexander Street, Crows Nest and 55 Huntington Street, North Sydney. Crows Nest and North are adjoining suburbs in Sydney, and the streets are very close together.

In Feb 2014, at Stanton Library, North Sydney, John Goodwin inspected the rate ledgers and notices for Huntington Street and Alexander Street in the period 1914 to 1920. There were no street numbers 1914-1917, only rate notice numbers. 1918 to 1920 had street numbers, but there no recognisable names.

Andrew's person details were:
Height: 5 foot 6 inches
Weight 135lb.
Complexion: Dark
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue (blue eyes with black hair - an odd combination).
Religion: Presbyterian
He embarked for U.K. on 5 Ju; 1916 and arrived at Plymouth on 31 Aug 1916, then to France 22 Nov 1916. He was wounded in action on 16 May 1918, but returned to the front and saw the war through to the end. He was discharged on 3 Nov 1919.

In 1918, he sent several postcards to his sister-in-law Nancy Bak. They indicate that he had a close relationship with Nancy (at least in his view). It is unclear if he was a father figure or an admirer - possibly a bit of both. He mentions Nancy's aunt and uncle several times, but not his own wife and 3 young children.

Andrew and Mollie were living apart from at least 1930, and they divorced in 1936.

Andrew died at the age of 56. A funeral notice was inserted in the Sydney Morning Herald not by family but by Mrs E. M. Austin. She was probably his friend following his divorce. Andrew's remains were cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium. His memorial plaque inscription reads:
Andrew Moir Menzies
Died 5 November 1938
It is odd that his cremation plaque was not issued by the veterans department. Most Australian WW1 and WW2 veterans receive a war service plaque, which, apparently, is at no charge. The undertaker would have known this - so perhaps the family turned it down. 
Menzies, Andrew Moir (I6792)

Ann's father William Hunter was a threadmaker of Dundee, Scotland.

There is a birth for an Ann Hunter in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh on 30 Jun 1751, parents William Hunter and Christian Henderson. This may be the same Ann Hunter, but more evidence is needed. 
Hunter, Ann (I6179)

Anne Elizabeth was known as Anny, at least by her aunt Selina Martin, who wrote at length about 'Anny' in her 1831 book Narrative of A Three Years' Residence in Italy, 1819-1822 (2 ed).

When Anny (Sir Walter's daughter) was dying, she spoke of the pleasant days which she had passed at her brother's house at B_____ [Ballymoyer] when dear little Walter was with her, as the happiest of her life.
Her brother would have been Marcus, Sir Walter's eldest son and heir; 'dear little Walter' was probably Marcus's son (born 1807 at Ballymoyer) with his first wife Martha - or he could have been Walter, born 1807, son of of Sir Walter's second son Captain Walter Synnot.

Anne Elizabeth died 5 Jan 1821 aged 13 years and 8 months, according to the inscription on her tomb. A picture of her tomb is on the frontispiece of Selina Martin's book. Her father, Sir Walter, died in August 1921, and was buried beside Anny. An account of the events of that time are in Sir Walter's narrative. 
Synnot, Anne Elizabeth (I8278)

Anne lived for only 65 days. 
Travis, Anne (I12152)

Anne was single. 
Mossman, Anne (I12661)

Anne was the daughter of Walter Nugent Esq of Carpenterstown, County Westmeath. The Nugents were another old Anglo-Norman family in 'Kingdom of Meath'.

She was granted administration of her husband Mark Synnott' s estate in Dec 1754. 
Nugent, Anne (I8252)

Annie was born in Scotland and, as a child, travelled with her parents to Australia in 1863 then to New Zealand about 1869. She would have lived with them in Auckland, but she married Peter Olberg in Otaki in 1889. Both Peter and Annie were from Wellington and had arrived in Otaki just a few weeks previously. Peter and Annie moved to Wanganui in 1890, where they raised their children.

The Wanganui Herald of 25 May 1897 carried a report of a fire at the Olberg household, involving Annie, Olive (as a young girl) and Ivy as a baby:
The presence of mind and prompt action of Mrs Olberg and Mr T. H. Battle (lieutenant of the Fire Brigade) averted what might have proved a serious conflagration on Sunday morning at the residence of the former, Maria Place. It appears that some children's clothes were placed on a fender before an open fire place in the kitchen for the purpose of airing, and the cradle with the baby in it was also close to the fender. While the occupants of the house were in the rear of the building, a piece of burning wood rolled out of the fire place on to the fender, and ignited the clothes that were airing. A young girl was first attracted by the screams of the infant, and immediately raised the alarm, crying out that she could not save the baby. The mother of the child rushed inside with a bucket full of water, threw it over the fire and grabbed up the affrighted infant, at the same time pulling the door behind her. When Mr Battle arrived, the kitchen was full of smoke, but he had the presence of mind to go down on his hands and knees and throw the smouldering clothes into the fireplace, after which he succeeded in subduing the flames, which had spread to the mantelpiece and adjoining wall. Little damage was sustained, although Mrs Olberg received a severe shock.

In Apr 1903, Annie won a prize for her hop beer in a competition.

By 1915, Annie was selling up in Wanganui, and on her way to Auckland. The family were living at Anzac Avenue in Apr 1918 when Victor embarked for WW1. They moved to Cardigan Street in Western Springs, before settling in 1922 at 17 Goring Road, Mt Albert which was named "Gonville", no doubt from the Wanganui suburb where the family spent earlier years. Annie's final years were spent at Grand View Road, Remuera with her daughter Ivy and son-in-law George Howell. 
Dawson, Annie May (I4148)

Annie was buried with her daughter Emily and son-in-law George Nugent Synnot at the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, Victoria. 
Waugh, Annie (I9136)

Archibald was 3 months old at the date of the 1881 census. 
Engelbach, Archibald Frank (I3500)

Arran was the only son and heir of Patrick Lambert. He was named after the Earl of Arran, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1682-84, with whom his father was intimate. He became an Army officer in 1711, but left the Army in 1727, he led an irregular life and squandered most of his property. He was the last in the direct line of the Ballyhire branch of the Lamberts who lived in Co. Wexford. 
Lambert, Arran (I12620)

as far as is known, Lallie lived all her life in Wellington. Only a few details of her life are known.
She went to Karori School 1885-1889.
In 1905-1906 she was living at Oriental Parade.
In 1915 she passed a first aid examination by St John Ambulance.
By 1919 she was living in The Terrace.
In 1920 Lallie was elected as a Lady Representative of the Public Service Association.
In 1921, at the time of her father's death, she was working for the Agriculture Department.
In 1928 she was still living on The Terrace, but in the 1930s she was at Percival Street. 
Larchin, Lallie Eleanor (I1736)

At the time of Marcus's marriage to Annie Larson in 1905, he was working as a draper. Later, he worked in Queensland as a farmer, a traveller then a fruiterer before moving to New Zealand. He was living in Tauranga about 1946, and then in Waihi, working as a gardener. 
Pohlmann, Marcus Emil August (I7142)

Augusta Carolina/Caroline was born 29 Jan 1876. In 1899, she married Hermann Schenck, son of August and Auguste Schenck nee Steinecke. As a couple they lived in Tinana with Hermann working as a labourer. In 1901 their daughter Anna Paulina was born. Hermann did not see his daughter grow up as he died two years later, in 1903. Iin 1905, Augusta married Duncan Reid and they lived the next 15 years plus in Innisfail, where they had five children. Duncan was a sugar cane farmer. 
Pohlmann, Augusta Carolina (I7097)

Barry lived for only 8 hours. The cause of death was prematurity. The witnesses to his burial at the Townsville cemetery were E. H. Green and H. Carnes. 
Bak, Barry (I8648)

Basil was born in Wellington, but married in New South Wales. Basil's father Hugo, living in New Zealand, owned a poultry farm in Sutherland, NSW. He sent Basil over from NZ to run it about 1925. By 1938 Basil was back in Wellington, and in the 1940s the family moved to Kaiwharawhara. At some stage Basil was also a taxi driver.

Basil was cut off by the family for years, for marrying a non-Catholic. The family re-united in the 1940s. In 1948 Basil and Nancy went to the wedding of his niece Phyllis Aldridge to Jack Bell in Christchurch.

When Nancy went to Australia on holiday in 1950, he wrote several letters to her about family matters, mainly about how much he missed her. Basil encouraged Nancy to visit Sutherland to look up John and Marge - grand people who would welcome her with open arms. He also suggested that she visit Bath Road, where the Hanify poultry farm was. He reminisced about the delightful strolls they used to enjoy along the Boulevard, and told her that it was after returning from one of the strolls that he realised that he loved her. 
Hanify, Basil Aubrey Page (I180)

Bastable, his wife Elizabeth and 3 eldest daughters were at 10 Albert Terrace, St Pancras in the 1861 census. A visitor that night was Frances M. Ayeh (21), born in Stoneleigh, Devon. 
Martin, Bastable Samuel (I12369)

Benjamin married twice - first to Jane (date unknown) then to Christiana in 1878. 
Romans, Benjamin (I9819)

Bernard was born in Melbourne, and lived there for his short life of 3 years. He was buried in the Sinnott family grave at Melbourne General Cemetery. 
Richardson, Bernard (I3534)

Bertie had a range of jobs in his working life - packer, driver, foreman, labourer and stevedore. 
Holmes, Bertie (I3545)

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