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In 1900 Annie married John George Stephens, later known as George John Stephens. He was described as a farmer, no doubt of sugar cane as in a later electoral roll Annie, now calling herself Anna, was recorded as living with her husband on Innisfail Plantation. Again, this would have been sugar cane.

In the 1925 roll they were living in Gladys Street, Innisfail and George was working as a labourer. As Innisfail is sugar cane country, this denotes that the labouring would have been cutting cane. 
Pohlmann, Annie (I7107)
 
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In 1901 Constance, then aged 13, was a boarder with Sarah Drew and her daughter Helen in Oxford, Oxfordshire. 
Ford, Constance Georgiana (I9086)
 
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In 1901, John was with his mother and aunt Anne Rossiter at Ballask, Kilmore. He was described in the 1901 census as a farmer's son. In 1911 he was a farmer at Ballask, living with his mother and his wife Kate. There were no children to John and Kate's marriage. 
Rossiter, John (I4000)
 
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In 1902 Harold Wilfred Richardson aged 25 married Alice Norah Trenear, the daughter of Emily Elizabeth Wright and Sydney Trenear in Brisbane. The Trenears were based in Brisbane having originally arrived in Sydney. Harold Wilfred’s children were Cyril Wilfred born 1903; Ruja Rosa (after her maternal Aunt Ruja Trenear but later she changed this and became Thelma) born 1905; and Phyllis Dorothy born 1906.
Alice died in 1927 and Harold married Veronica “Vera” Healy in 1928. There was a significant age difference between Harold and his second wife. Another son and two daughters were born.
According to son Cyril's marriage 1931 entry, Harold was then working as a commercial traveller.

It is not known if there was any contact with the children from the second marriage after Harold’s death in 1942. 
Richardson, Harold Wilfred (I3250)
 
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In 1905, Emilie married Andrew Williams, son of Edward John and Ann Williams nee Grace. From the marriage there were three children. In the 1913 electoral roll, Emilie as Amelia, with husband, was living in Upper Cooyar Creek, Cooyar, with Andrew working as a labourer. Andrew died the following year.

Two years later, in 1916, Emilie married Albert Judachefski. In later electoral rolls Emilie (as Amelia) and her husband lived in Saltwater Creek Road, Maryborough, before moving to Victory Street, Maryborough. Albert worked as a labourer. 
Pohlmann, Emilie Sophia (I7109)
 
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In 1909, Bertha married Walter John Bolwell, son of Richard and Rhoda Bolwell nee Chesterman. Walter described himself as a labourer. The 1913 electoral roll shows Bertha and her husband living in Cheapside Street, Maryborough, the same street where Bertha’s parents lived. In 1919 and prior to Walter’s death, the couple were living in Victory Street, Maryborough, which was also the address of some of Bertha’s siblings. Queensland birth registrations to 1914 show that Bertha and Walter had two children. 
Pohlmann, Bertha Mathilde (I7121)
 
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In 1911 Jane was living at Iveagh, north Road, Parkstone, Dorset. With her were a cook, Elizabeth Dora (age 57) and a servant, Elizabeth McCulla, the latter aged 24 and born in Ballymoyer, County Armagh.

Probate of Jane's estate was granted at Blandford, Dorset on 21 Aug 1929 to Elizabeth Brown, wife of Frederick George Brown. The estate was valued at £858 0s 4d. 
Finlay, Jane Elizabeth (I9058)
 
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In 1912, Amanda married George Vincent Johnstone, who was a stove moulder by trade. Amanda and her husband lived in Victory Street, Maryborough, and later in Cheapside Street, Maryborough. Registrations to 1914 show that this marriage produced two children. 
Pohlmann, Amanda Wilhelmine (I7127)
 
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In 1913 Annie and her husband Lionel Livingston Hargreaves were living at Greenmount, Tinana, Wide Bay. Also on the Wide Bay roll at Tinana from 1903 to 1908 was Lionel's mother Jane, and from 1903 to 1913 his father James - whether they were at Greenmount is not known. James died in 1914.

Annie's second cousin, Christina (Bak) Hargreaves, was at Greenmount, Tinana, Wide Bay in the 1919 Queensland electoral roll.

James and Jane were of the right generation to have taken care of Christina after her mother died in 1899. A possible scenario is that Christina lived with James, Jane and Lionel at Greenmount, plus Lionel's wife Annie after they married in 1909, and that Christina left after Jane died in 1919 - Lionel and Annie had moved out between 1913 and 1919. 
Boge, Annie Mary Louisa (I7277)
 
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In 1914 Dorothy Emma was living at Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick, probably with her mother. After marriage in 1920 she continued to live in Melbourne suburbs, initially in Brighton and later in Berwick. 
Hockin, Dorothy Emma (I96)
 
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In 1914, Emma married John Gordon Walter Pascoe, son of Walter and Ellen Pascoe nee Spargrave. In the 1919 electoral roll Emma and her husband were living in De Gilbo Street, Maryborough. John was described as an oysterman. John died in 1925 and Emma moved to Garden Street, Maryborough. In the 1936 roll, she is recorded as living at a Banks Street, Windsor address. 
Pohlmann, Emma Amalia (I7117)
 
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In 1929, Christopher was executor for his father's estate, described as:
'Mossman, James of Culrevog, Moy, County Tyrone, farmer, died 15 July 1929. Probate Londonderry 23 February to Thomas Mossman and Christopher Mossman, farmers. Effects £141.' 
Mossman, Christopher Irwin (I12672)
 
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In 1930, Mack (age given as 40, actually 43) was living with Peter Petersen (55) and his wife Lillian (52) at Drummond Place, Chicago, as their foster son. Mack was a disabled World War veteran. There was also a boarder at the address, Dick Hettegard. Dick, like Peter's parents, was born in Denmark though Peter was from Illinois. Lillian was from Pennsylvania. 
McDonough, Mack (I13212)
 
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In 1941 Ronald enlisted for WW2 at Mataranka, Northern Territory and quoted his wife Doris as his next of kin. When he divorced Doris in 1946, Ronald cited an Edward John McKay as the co-respondent. He then married Betty Patricia Hale in 1948. Ron and Betty visited Buckra St on 27 Jun 1950, while Nancy Hanify was staying there. He was living at 50 Buckra Street in 1958.

In various electoral rolls, Ronald described himself as a golf professional, with an address at Turramurra and later at 11 George Street, Dubbo. Nancy Hanify, writing in 1950, described him as a pro golf coach for Nock & Kirbys, and he did all right out of it. He was always winning tournaments and getting silver or cut glass dishes as prizes - he had a sideboard full.

On retirement, Ronald and Betty moved to Albert Avenue, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise. 
Menzies, Ronald Moir (I7075)
 
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In 1945, in the NZ Army Nominal Rolls (15th Roll), Wilfred Roy gave, as his next of kin, his mother E. M. Butler of Surfdale. Ethel May and Wilfred Roy are both at Surfdale, Waiheke Island on the 1946 Tamaki Electoral Roll. 
Lee, Ethel May (I15049)
 
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In The Reece and the Pee Families from Shropshire (by Alison Honeyfield, 1997), a chart on page 8 notes 'Ray Butler' as a child of William and Blanche Heald, but not on the descendants' list pages 15-16. This is taken to be Violet Alice, who married Wilfred Roy Butler and was apparently known as 'Rae'. In later years, the Butlers were known to Violet's sister Thelma and her Haddock family, but contact was not as regular as that between the Haddock families. The Bulters were known by the Haddocks to have spent many years living at Rotorua, and the NZ Electoral Rolls confirm this. There seems little doubt that the 2 Violet Alices (Heald and Robertson) are the same person.

The book also notes: 'Blanche died at Opotiki after the birth of her third child and is buried in the Opotiki Cemetery. In his sorrow, William placed his three small children in an orphanage and enlisted in the New Zealand Army. On his return he remarried, but the youngest of his children had been adopted. In Opotiki, Blanche's family was known to her Reece relations.'

This child appears to be Violet Alice Heald, whose birth was registered at Opotiki in 1916, as recorded on the NZ Index of Births on microfiche. There is no corresponding entry in the on-line NZ Birth Index, but this Index has an entry in 1917 for a Violet Alice Robertson, parents George Alfred Robertson and his wife Holly Edith, with the child's birth date of 20 Jun 1916 (calculated by refining the 'from' and 'to' search dates on the website). The births Index on microfiche has an entry in 1917 for Violet Alice Robertson, with the registration number (3999) indicating that the birth was registered in Opotiki. The entry is a handwritten insertion into the typed index, indicating that it was probably an adoption. The logical conclusion is that Violet Alice was adopted by the Robertsons in 1917.

Holly Edith Butt, Violet's adoptive mother, married Alice Percy Durrant in 1906 - he died in 1901 and there are no known children of the marriage. Holly then married George Alfred Robertson in 1913, and no children of that marriage have been found, although the NZ Birth Index gives access only to births 100 years or more before the search date (currently 21 Dec 2016). Future searches may reveal some children of the marriage.

Violet married Wilfred Roy Butler in 1948.

Roy was born about 1920. His parents had been separated for about 6 years, according to electoral roll records, and in 1919 his father Charles was in Winton, Southland, and his mother Ethel May was in Waihi. Ethel May continued to describe herself as 'married' until at least 1938, but in the 1946 electoral roll entry she was a widow. It seems that either Charles and Ethel May had a longstanding long-distance relationship with occasional visits, or they were separated and Charles may not have been Roy's father. With frequent moves from place to place, and an unusual family set-up, perhaps Roy found a kindred spirit in Violet Alice.

It appears that Roy and Violet Alice had a son, Steven, who was a student living with them in Rotorua in the 1970s. 
Heald, Violet Alice (I15033)
 
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In addition to the 2 biographies below, there was an address by Robert Runcie, Bishop of St Slbans, at Anthony Hart-Synnot's funeral which expresses similar sentiments. Runcie went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Biography of Anthony Hart-Synnot from:
http://www.sopwellmemories.org.uk/rev-anthony-hart-synnot/ - posted 5 January 2014, accessed 23 Nov 2014:

Rev. Anthony Hart-Synnot

Anthony Hart-Synnot was appointed vicar of St Stephen’s church in Watling Street in 1955. He succeeded Canon Harding. Born in 1917 of a very distinguished family, Anthony was a very colourful character, some would say eccentric, and many people have fond memories of him. He was very outspoken and would not hesitate to put his thoughts in the parish magazine for which he was often hauled over the coals. He used to deliver the magazines himself and would often stop for refreshments. Residents say that he would stop their vehicles to obtain lifts and sometimes would take collections on buses. He was fond of football and encouraging the young to play. Many people remember him wearing football boots while performing marriage ceremonies in order to be ready for football practice afterwards. He ran a boys club in the church and there were many complaints about the boys’ unruly behaviour. Above all he was a very generous man living by Christian principles. He would often give away money and possessions to the poor and needy, especially homeless youths. Many of these youths took advantage of his generosity and moved into the vicarage. They did so much damage that the vicarage had to be demolished. In December 1974, the Rev. Hart-Synnot took his own life and was found dead in the vestry. His funeral was very well attended and reported in the local press.

Biography of Anthony Hart-Synnot by Aidan Synnott of Dublin, 31 Dec 2016:

IFR’1976: Rev(Lieutenant) ***Anthony Ronald Patrick Hart-Synnott (aka‘The Rev’ 1917-04.12.1974)
The Hart-Synnot family’s last born and only offspring of the name and generation, Major RVO Hart-Synnot’s only son, the brilliant, sporting, prodigiously talented and remarkably Christian vicar, Rev ARPArthur Hart-Synnot. A former Lieutenant in the APC (Army Pay Corps) 1946-1948.

Educated at Eton (Captain of School), France, Germany, Christ Church Coll.-Oxford (BA 1941, MA 1943) and Cuddeston TC (1950-1952). Service as Temporary Assistant Principal at the War Ministry 1940-1945 (while up at Oxford), and then again 1948-1949 (post graduation), and active service as trooper with the Royal Armoured Corps in 1945. More temporarily, tediously and briefly articled with Whinney Smith and Whinney (later Ernst&Whinney, then and now Ernst&Young) ‘Chartered Accountants’ of London, prior to more earnest study at Theological College, Cuddeston in 1949. Gained a final ordination into his 2nd spiritual Ministry, that with the Church of England ‘1952.

Following his curacy at St Catherines in Hatcham 1952-1955, appointed Vicar of St Stephens, St Albans 1955-1972, and after much sacrifice, holy service and great effort, Rev Anthony d. unm., and dsp., so tragically early in late 1974. The Reverend Anthony’s Christian faith was clearly expressed by his obdurate rejection of the comforts of the material world. He had equally a consuming devotion to caring and sharing, often literally his available cash, with those less fortunate who crossed his path and cared to quickly bless his Church. He was an early exemplar of ‘welcoming inclusivity’, and as the final oration of his Bishop observed, he made “the unwanted feel accepted, and the dull feel worthwhile” [some think this a sin, ABS]. This focus manifested itself particularly in his dedication to the most troubled of the parish, the troubled youth, those of whom there are always too many. He mentored a better way of living, and he lived his Christian Gospel not only through service to others, but by service to others … and sinners. When he met with disappointment in those others, he tended to turn the other cheek, as his Bible would bid. He was even an example to his brother clergy in some ways, but of course as his Bishop did also attest, not in all ways. He administered and organised his many local activities and recreations with energy and infectious enthusiasm, the sporting pursuits and the football teams, the Jumble sales, the Vicarage clubs, the educational outings and the enjoyable hiking excursions. Despite their blessing, those troubled of the flock ultimately left the holy ground where they had walked a barren and despoiled place indeed, and their shepherd home left as a cupboard that was bare. Many came looking for help, many stayed and took advantage, and many took and walked with what was’nt theirs. Rev Hart-Synnot though he had often threatened any miscreants participating of his hospitality with the phrase “I’ll get the law”, the sanction rule-book that he imposed ultimately however , was more of the next more spiritual world than this merely temporal one. A generous Christian and a sad loss!

The Vicarage site was redeveloped after ‘the Revs’ death in 1974, redeveloped as the Vicarage or St Stephens Close. It is therefore as it stands today, a form of monument that survived its final ministry, unlike the Vicarage itself. Rev Anthony Hart-Synnot’s tragic decease, reportedly at his own hand, was kindly and sympathetically remembered by his Bishop the Rt Reverend Robert Runcie (later Archbishop Runcie, ex Lambeth Palace, Archbishop of Canterbury) and his many and varied flock at memorial service, in St Albans, Saturday 14th Dec.’1974. Church of England and St Stephens. 
Hart-Synnot, Rev. Anthony Ronald Patrick Arthur (I9069)
 
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In Aug 1808, at Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, James was convicted and sentenced to transportation to NSW, Australia. He arrived at Sydney on the ship "Boyd" on 14 Aug 1809.

In 1814, James was on a list of convicts to be sent to the Derwent. His name was spelt "Kellaghan" or "Gillaghan". There was then a convict settlement at Derwent River (the site of Hobart Town, now simply Hobart).

He was on a Convict Register of Conditional and Absolute Pardons which indicated that he had been granted an absolute pardon in New South Wales on 31 Jan 1820. But he was on a Settler and Convict List which indicated that he had been granted a conditional pardon.

James Gilligan was requested, alongside 9 other convicts, to travel to Tasmania from Sydney (Governor Macquarie was in office at the time). In the 2 years before that, there was a drought in Sydney and many farms in Sydney had failed. Also at that time Hobart establishment were asking Sydney for convicts as numbers were reducing in Tasmania - the ones they had had moved on (sentences expired etc) and they needed workers. Perhaps these factors could be part of the explanation of why James Gilligan was moved to Hobart. Once fully pardoned he was able to take up a land grant. The government was were trying to encourage convicts who had served their sentences to settle, rather than return to Europe.

James received his free pardon on 20 Sep 1926.

James had a range of other interactions with authority:
14 Dec 1819: fined 5/- for being drunk and disorderly;
20 Sep 1827: charged with stealing a heifer, but was discharged, there being no evidence;
25 Jul 1829: fined £10 for retaining liquor without a licence;
13 Jan 1831: harbouring Thomas Mount a prisoner of the Crown illegally - charge dismissed; and
18 Jun 1831: fined £2 for keeping a dog without a licence.

Vol 40 No 21 2008 of "The Valley and East Coast", printed and published by Voice Valley Voice Publications at St Marys, on the east coast of Tasmania, has an interesting historical article on James Gilligan's property, Clifton Lodge. Thanks to Jim Haas for permission to reproduce the article:
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A LITTLE BIT OF HERITAGE: Jim Haas
"Clifton Lodge"

In 1820 explorer Henry Rice came up the east coast of Van Diemens Land to Falmouth, scrub bashed his way through the foothills of St Patricks Head and discovered the eastern end of the Fingal Valley. The area we now know as the Break O' Day Plains.

He followed the Break O'Day and South Esk Rivers until he reached the Tamar River and Launceston, where he reported to the Colonial Government what wonderful fertile land with an ample supply of water he had found.

Although it was not reported in his journal, one wonders if he came across James Gilligan who, it appears, had already settled on a grant he named "Clifton Lodge". The grant, which was a few miles east of the St Pauls River, consisted of 1600 acres overlooking the South Esk River and what we now know as Ormley Flats.

Well known surveyor-explorer John Helder Wedge reported staying at "Clifton Lodge" when he surveyed the Avoca — St Pauls area in 1825. The most significant journal entry, however, was from Roderick O'Conner and Peter Murdock who visited "Clifton Lodge" in 1827 whilst working for the Land Commissioner. They reported James Gilligan had been there for a little over seven years, which meant he should have been there when Rice passed through in 1820. It would also appear from these records that Gilligan was the first permanent European resident of the Fingal Valley.

James Gilligan was born in Ireland in 1768. He arrived in Van Diemens Land on the 6th May 1814, and after obtaining his land grant took up residency somewhere around 1819. For the next twenty years he worked tirelessly establishing a sheep and cattle property, rearing a family and building a humble dwelling, the ruins of which are still visible today.

But by 1840 Gilligan was getting old and put his property up for sale. It appears he had an overwhelming desire to return to Ireland where he could confess his sins much better than he could in what he called "this unchristian place". Also he wanted the traditional Irish wake when he died and he believed that more of his friends and family would attend back in his homeland.
In 1843, however, whilst District Constable William Ward was a dinner guest at "Clifton Lodge" Riley Jeffs and John Conway, two bushrangers who had been terrorizing the district for months, raided the homestead. Constable Ward tried desperately to defend his friends and their property but in the scuffle was shot dead by one of the "misguided" men.

The Lieutenant-Governor immediately put up a reward of one hundred sovereigns plus a free pardon with a free passage home for information leading to the apprehension of Jeffs and Conway. The murderers were captured soon after, but only after their gun powder became wet during a storm. They were both hanged together in Launceston.

At the trial Gilligan told how greatly shocked he was over the events of that fateful night and his health was deteriorating as a result. He died on the 13th February 1847 at the age of 79 without selling "Clifton Lodge" or returning to Ireland. He was buried near his home and his headstone still marks his grave today.

Gilligan's wife, Mary Ann, remained at "Clifton Lodge" for a few years. Indeed, the census of 1848 indicates the residence was of brick and wood with twelve inhabitants. The land was eventually taken over by Mary Ann Cox, who purchased "Ormley" in 1850. Mrs Cox was a well know Van Diemens land coach operator, who had taken over the business after her husband died in 1837.
"Clifton Lodge" soon acquired the reputation of being haunted by the ghost of William Ward and this story was strengthened when the driver of the coach to Fingal claimed to have met the "ghostly policeman" on the road one moonlight night. By 1860 "Clifton Lodge" was abandoned and has remained that way ever since.

Or has it? Does the ghost of William Ward still linger there amongst the rubble? Perhaps he has been joined by James Gilligan who was so traumatized by the policeman's death and tormented by the fact he was unable to return to his homeland to die.
All bunkum you say. Then go and spend a night camped amid the ruins.

A special thanks to John Mallinson for his research on this story.
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Jim Haas had some additional comments in correspondence with Rex Sinnott in Sep 2014:

'My research on James has him settled in the Fingal Valley as early as 1820. This is only confirmed by a statement in the records of the local surveyor, John Helda Wedge, who in 1827 stayed with James at Clifton Lodge.
He stated at the time that James had been at Clifton Lodge for seven years. If this was the case, James was most certainly the first permanent white resident of the Valley. This, however, dose not match with to other records which claims James Grant of Tullochgorum was the first.
Given that Gilligan is mentioned by Wedge and Commissioner for Lands, Roderick O’ Conner prior to 1827, I believe Gilligan was the first settler to the valley. I have some doubts as to whether it was as early as 1820, because the records show Explorer, Henry Rice, discovered the valley in that year and made no mention of Gilligan.
Rice would have seen Gilligan you would have thought, as he followed the South Esk River and Clifton Lodge overlooked the river.
Then again, Rice talked more about the eastern end of the valley as an ideal place to farm and Clifton Lodge was in the western end.
I still think Gilligan came after Rice, maybe even a year or two.'

James was in the 1842 census of Van Diemen's Land, in Avoca No. 4 District. He was living at Clifton Lodge, which was built of stone, but unfinished. There were 6 free people in the family, plus four other people living in the house. Only one of these people were dwelling there with James on 31 Dec 1941, and none on census night. The census form gives a breakdown of the 10 occupants by sex, and then by marital status (listed in age groups), civil condition (e.g. born in the colony or not; whether free or not), religion and occupation. There were 9 Church of England and one Roman Catholic - as Mary Ann was Methodist, she was either not living there or was listed incorrectly.

A seminal event for the Gilligan family at Avoca was the murder of Constable William Ward at their home in 1843. Both James and Mary Ann were present in the house, and they gave evidence at the trial of the men accused of the murder. A report of the trial is at:
http://www.law.mq.edu.au/research/colonial_case_law/tas/cases/case_index/1843/r_v_jeffs_conway_and_others_1843/
The initial text and James' testimony is set out below:

R. v. Jeffs, Conway and others
Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land
Pedder C.J., 3 and 4 July 1843
Source: Cornwall Chronicle, 8 July 1843[1]
LAUNCESTON CRIMINAL SESSION
Monday, July 3, 1843
Before Sir J. L. Pedder, Chief Justice, and the following Jury:-
Messrs. B Francis, (foreman), G. Goldstraw, W. H. Luckhurst, J. Ferguson, W. Herbert, C. Grant, T Knowles, J McLachlan, E. P. Tregurtha, C Clepham, and J. Webb.
Riley Jeffs and John Conway were indicted for feloniously stealing one gun, and various other articles, from the dwelling-house of Thomas Massey, on the 4th of May last; and George Ewings and Henry Blunt were indicted for being accessaries after the fact.
The Attorney-General opened the case, explaining to the Jury that the reason Riley Jeffs and John Conway were now placed on their trial for an offence, comparatively of a minor nature to the one they would yet have to answer for, was, that it was necessary to prove that the robbery had been committed, in order to bring the charge home to the prisoners Blunt and Ewings at accessaries. The Attorney-General stated the case at some length, detailing the circumstances of the robbery at Mr. Massey’s, and pointing out how the evidence bore against the prisoners Blunt and Ewing.
The prisoner Jeffs, in consequence of his wound, was accommodated with a chair during the trial.

[Among the evidence were statements from James and Mary Ann
Statement of James Gilligan on Tues 4 Jul 1843:]

James Gilligan. - I resided on the Break o’ Day road on the 2nd May last, leading up to the new settlement; it is called Clifton Lodge in the district of Campbell Town; I know the prisoners Jeffs and Conway; I saw them on the 2nd of May about six o’clock in the evening; I was in my sitting-room taking tea with Wm. Ward; I had known Ward since he first came to the settlement; I did not know his name was William, until his wife told me after his decease. My wife and a little girl were in the room at the time beside Mr. Ward. I saw Jeffs first; he came into my hall and stood with his back to the staircase; he pointed a piece in and told us that if any of us moved he would blow all that was in the piece through those that did so. Mr. Ward got up, ran to him, and got hold of him; he stood at the staircase until Mr. Ward got hold of him. The staircase is opposite the door; the stairs are about a yard and a half from the door; the door was open. Mr. Ward’s face was forenent the door; my back was towards it. Mrs. Gilligan’s face was to the door. I turned round and saw Jeffs; Jeffs was in the passage when Mr. Ward seized hold of him; the passage led into the kitchen at one end; and the other to the front door. I did not go into the passage while they were struggling; my wife shut the door and prevented me. After my wife shut the door I heard a shot; it appeared to come from the kitchen; I heard a struggle before I heard the shot; I heard a struggle in the passage; it was a very short time; it might be a minute after Ward seized Jeffs that I heard the shot. I got my wife to open the door, and went down in the kitchen; my wife was with me; the servant woman was also with me; I saw the servant woman in the kitchen after I got there; her name is Sarah Verse. When I went into the kitchen, I saw Ward laying on the ground. There is a small step from the hall into the kitchen. Jeffs, at the time I went into the kitchen, was there; Conway was in the kitchen; there were four men belonging to Mr. Hamilton there also. The prisoners Selby and Rushbrook were two of them. Conway had fire-arms; he had something round his waist, and pistols stuck into it. I don’t recollect that he had any thing in his hands; the hands of the four men were tied. I saw a piece in the kitchen; it was broke. It was at the corner of the dresser on the ground. I don’t recollect how the men’s hands were tied. Conway spoke to me when I went into the kitchen; he said - “get up old man, and go into your room, so I’ll make you go in,” that was all he said, I don’t recollect that Jeffs spoke to me. I laid my hand on the body of ward; I believe Conway asked me if his breath was gone. Ward had his breath at the time, but very weak. There was some wadding on fire on his shoulder; I brushed that off. I did not observe blood. I was in such a state I could not ascertain. I went then into my own room. I saw none of them after. I had a musket in the house. To the best of my opinion, Jeffs came and asked me for my arms; that was after I had left the kitchen; I cm certain Jeffs asked me for my arms; I cannot recollect if I told him what arms I had; I think I told my wife to get him the musket; I think I saw my musket in Jeffs; hands coming down stairs; I told my wife to go up stairs and get him the musket; Jeffs went with my wife; they went towards the room. The party remained a very short time after that. A man of the name of Sewell was in my service that night; he was eating his supper, in the kitchen when the bushrangers came; I saw Sewell a very short time before the bushrangers came in. I don’t know that they took any thing out of my house but the musket; I saw Ward, afterwards, lying in the kitchen; he was dead. It was not a quarter of an hour from the time the shot was fired until I saw Ward dead. I cannot tell how long I laid on my bed previous to seeing Ward dead. Ward was just opposite the door when Jeffs came in; there was no light in the hall; there was a candle in the kitchen, and a candle in the sitting-room; the candle from that room threw a light into the passage, as did also the candle in the kitchen. I was sitting about a yard and a half from the door; the candle in the kitchen was five or six yards from the spot where Jeffs stood. The light was sufficient for me to know a man again. I don’t think any part of Jeffs’ musket was in the room. Ward jumped up immediately and got hold of the man; as soon as they struggled into the kitchen, my wife shut the door, and would not let me go out. I was in the kitchen two or three minutes before Conway ordered me to go to my own room. When I first saw Jeffs, he was standing with his back to the staircase; I had never seen Jeffs or Conway before. Jeffs did not hold his piece to his shoulder. I can’t tell whether Jeffs had any thing on his head. I think he had a grey jacket on; his face was not concealed. I think Conway had a cap on. I smelt wadding that was burning when I went into the kitchen. I was alarmed at the attack; I have never got the better of it since.
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A notice in the Launceston of 19 May 1847 advises that a son was born to the lady of the late James Gilligan Esq. at Clifton Lodge on 27 Apr 1847. It seems unusual that a 79 year-old would have a son - even if his age was wrong, he would probably have been abt 74 at the time of the birth, if a convict record giving his age as 36 in 1809 is correct.

An unnamed son was born to a W. Gilligan and Mary in 1843. The birth entry has no date, but it is on the same page as entries for Sep, Oct and Nov 1843 and was registered on 28 Oct 1843. There is no informant. This is unlikely to be a child of James and Mary Ann, and may be John Gilligan, whose marriage to Mary Ann Duncan (registered at Fingal) indicated that he was 21 by 15 Sep 1864. Only one son is mentioned in Mary Ann's hospital admission documents in 1860, and James (b. 1845) is the only one with a known birth entry. But there was also the son whom she bore in 1847 after James died. Note that one of John's daughters is named Sophia, the same as one of the daughters of James and Mary Ann. Perhaps there was some relationship between W. Gilligan and James.

The Launceston Examiner of 24 February 1847 has an interesting letter to the editor following James' funeral on 16 February:

TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER.
AVOCA.
Sir.-I have to request that you will have the goodness to give the following facts a place in your widely circulated journal.
On Tuesday last, having attended to pay the last tribute of respect to the remains of a very old and respectable settler, (Mr. James Gilligan, of Clifton Lodge), I was no less shocked than surprised to hear a respectable man in the presence of all assembled state, that on his coming through Avoca he was accosted by the Rev. Mr. Richardson, in the following terms: " Where are you going ?" asked the Revered Gentleman. "To the funeral," was the reply. " Are you a protestant ?" " Yes." " Then if you have any regard for yourself," said the minister, " you will not go there, as they are all drunk, and they are going to bury him in a ditch, and an old drunken carpenter called Young is to officiate as priest."
Now, Mr. Editor, in order to give the most unqualified contradiction to this unfounded, and uncharitable representation, I need merely state that there was no person drunk, nor the least sign of spirits upon any person there, everything being conducted with the utmost respect and decorum, the burial service being read by a respectable person, according to the Roman Catholic religion, of which the deceased was a member. His remains were deposited beside those of his two children, in a properly enclosed place, appropriated to that purpose on the farm. The standing in society of many of those pre sent on the occasion is of sufficient respectability to render their testimony undoubted.
I thank God that I have been taught that is the duty of every christian, of whatever denomination, to assist to bury the dead, and to comply with one of the "corporeal works of mercy." The above   facts will be attested by the names of those who were present, if necessary.-I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. SUBSCRIBER.
Fingal, February 17.
[The writer, who was present on the occasion to which he alludes, has given his name, and we therefore publish his communication. So far as he is personally concerned, his character and station are both respectable.-Ed. L. E.]

James left a will dated 16 Apr 1842. It is yet to be transcribed. 
Gilligan, James (I9233)
 
319

In August 1896, at the Exhibition at Bowen Park, a Mrs Page-Hanify won orders of merit for Oddfellows' regalia in silver and silk and gold. Gerald Page-Hanify was known as a Masonic regalia manufacturer from at least 1905.

The Page-Hanify and Cook families were fond of picnics. There is even a photo of Kittie doing her needlework while outdoors at one of these events.

In a notice in The Brisbane Courier on 27 Nov 1922, Katherine (Kittie) applied for transmission under her late husband Gerald's will, dated 15 Aug 1888, of the fee simple estate in a property in South Brisbane.

Katherine died on 29 Oct 1939. Her funeral notice in the Courier-Mail (Brisbane) of 30 Nov 1939 noted that the funeral was to leave her home at the Esplanade, cr Spring Street, Manly for the Bulimba Cemetery at 3pm.

The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton) of 7 Mar 1940 had a probate notice for Katherine's estate: "Hanify (or Page-Hanify), Katherine, Manly, widow, October 29, 1939, Cecil Page-Hanify, Manly, Registrar of the University of Queensland, realty and personalty £7964." 
Salisbury, Katherine (I1794)
 
320

In Nov 1906, Cecil completed 6 months service on probation and was appointed as a clerk of the 6th class in the Department of Public Instruction. He subsequently became its accountant.
At various times he acted as public service inspector and later became chief clerk of the Chief Secretary's Department.

Cecil played cricket for Woolloongabba and around the onset of WW1 he got a ‘baggy green’ playing a couple of matches for Queensland.

He was appointed Queensland organiser for the tour of the Duke and Duchess of York in 1927. He was also secretary of the commission on horse racing appointed by the Moore Government.

Cecil had a distinguished career in education, being Registrar of the Queensland University for over 30 years.

Cecil and Boronia Hazel moved from Woolloongabba to Manly soon after they married in 1918, and they lived there for the rest of their married lives. 
Page-Hanify, Cecil (I1795)
 
321

In the 1841 census, Charles was with his wife Helen and 3 children Janet, Charles and James at Newdykes, Monkton. Also at the house were:
Helen's brothers Alexander and George and her mother Marion Stewart ;
James Stewart aged 12, possibly Helen's nephew; and also
Thomas Pollock aged about 15, born in Ayrshire;
Jean Telfer aged about 20, born Ayrshire; and
Mary Orr aged about 20, born in Ayrshire. 
Crawford, Charles (I14161)
 
322

In the 1841 census, Francis (an innkeeper) and Sarah are living at Duke Street, Margate, Kent with children Mary, Jane, Eliza and Emma. Also with the family is Elizabeth Dennis, 15, a female servant. Mary and Jane were Francis' children from his first marriage, to Harriet Kelsey, who died in 1837.

In the 1851 England Census for Margate, Kent, the name 'Burk' appears for Francis and all of his family. It appears to be a mis-reading of the badly-written census entries, and should be 'Brook'. 
Brook, Francis John (I13818)
 
323

In the 1851 and 1861 censuses William has a wife, Betsey, but she is much too young to be the mother of his children Ann, Edward, Horatio and William - presumably they are from an earlier marriage. 
Holmes, William (I10058)
 
324

In the 1851 census, Elizabeth is with her granddaughter Jane Ward in North Street, Nafferton. Jane's mother and 2 sisters are at a different address in North Street. although Elizabeth gives her status as married, she is also head of the household - so where is husband John? 
Ullyot, Elizabeth (I9849)
 
325

In the 1851 census, Harold was not with his family. He was one scholar among many in the establishment of a clergyman (L.L.D.), John Brown, and his wife Jane in Esher Street, Esher, Surrey. He was described as aged 12, born at Walworth, Surrey. 
Engelbach, Harold (I3482)
 
326

In the 1851 census, Jane is with her grandmother Elizabeth Brumpton in North Street, Nafferton. Jane's mother and 2 sisters are at a different address in North Street. 
Ward, Jane (I10052)
 
327

In the 1851 census, Jean and her husband George Stewart were at Wexford Tilework in Symington, Ayrshire. Their daughters Jean Baird (12) and 'Mirven' (a mistranscription of 'Marion') Stewart (7) and son James Stewart (3) were with them. It is likely that Jean Baird was the daughter of Jean, born before her marriage to George Stewart. If so, Jean Stewart's birth surname may have been Baird. 
[Unknown], Jean (I14407)
 
328

In the 1851 census, Mary (aged 20) was unmarried, and a visitor to the Stoker household at Staveley - Benjamin, Jane and their children Benjamin and Joseph. Her occupation was house servant.
She was living at little Ouseburn 1871-1881 - there were two uncles here, Robert & Thomas Stoker. She was still alive in 1901 (census). 
Moisley, Mary (I11715)
 
329

In the 1851 census, the Ibbs family (but not Samuel) was living at 11 Epworth Street, Liverpool. The Lawson family, including Ruth, was next door at 13 Epworth street. Samuel Ibbs was with them. 
Ibbs, Samuel Ellis (I2159)
 
330

In the 1851 UK census for Knaresborough, Yorkshire, Ann Moisley (age 17) was a house servant in the household of John and Mary Stoker at Cowthorpe. Ann's brother John (15) was in the same household, as a visitor. 
Moisley, Ann (I11717)
 
331

In the 1851 UK census for Knaresborough, Yorkshire, John Moisley (age 15) was a shoemaker and a visitor in the household of John and Mary Stoker at Cowthorpe. John's sister Ann (17) was in the same household, as a house servant.

John was an Innkeeper & shoemaker in the period 1861-1891. By 1891 he was a widower living at Savage yard, Knaresborough. 
Moisley, John (I11718)
 
332

In the 1861 census Sarah was living at 66 High St, Glasgow with her family. Also present on census night was Victoria Obrien, aged 24, born Ireland, a domestic servant. Victoria was named as 'Bretina' on a transcription of the census form on ancestry.com. She was Sarah's niece.

In the 1871 Scotland census, Sarah was at 191 Fordnewk Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow with her son Kenneth C., grandson Charles (described as her son), and 2 boarders - Mary Clark (52) and Sarah Clark (21), a dressmaker.

Sarah was present at the birth of her daughter Sarah's son William Forbes Kelly at 191 Gallowgate, Glasgow in 1859. She was the informant for the birth. 
McIlroy, Sarah (I9252)
 
333

In the 1861 census, Robert was at Stepends, Sorn with his daughter Elizabeth (age 20) and grandson William Cook (age 1). He could be the son of Marion (born abt 1826) or Margaret (born abt 1836) but no marriages have been found for them. Or, he could be Elizabeth's son. 
Stewart, Robert Reid (I14135)
 
334

In the 1871 census, Jane was with her aunt Jane Blasby and her 2 cousins Maria and Elizabeth Blasby at 153 Eden Street, South Shields. 
Drake, Jane (I13780)
 
335

In the 1871 census, Kenneth's occupation was given as 'Maron's Labr' on an ancestry.com transcription. It should read 'mason's labourer'. 
Kelly, Kenneth Charles (I14792)
 
336

In the 1871 census, there was a John Bowness, age 4, born in Langdale, grandson of William, with the Bowness family at Elderwater. John's parents are not identified. 
Bowness, William (I14646)
 
337

In the 1871 census, William was at Mout Hall, Little Ouseburn with Elizabeth, their son Henry, and their grandson Tom (son of William). 
Moisley, William (I11713)
 
338

In the 1881 census, Lucy was at the home of her uncle and aunt Robert and Hannah Moisley at 4 Newton Terrace, St Mary Bishopshill Snr, in York. 
Tebb, Lucy (I11739)
 
339

In the 1891 census, Florence was with her aunt and uncle Margaret and James Thompson at 99 1/2 Commercial Road, South Shields, County Durham. 
Andrews, Florence (I13751)
 
340

In the 1893 electoral roll, Eliza was at Motueka and in 1896 she was at Riwaka, Motueka.

By 1903 she had left Nelson, and was in Feilding. She advertised in the Manawatu Times on 30 April that her laundry had moved to Grey Street. She advertised again on 7 May 1903, advising the address change and that she would go out washing by the day.

In the New Zealand Post Office Directory 1915 (Wise), a Mrs Susan Simmiss was listed at 2 addresses in Wanganui - Wanganui East and Sedgebrook, Wanganui. 
Davey, Susan Eliza (I1492)
 
341

In the 1900 USA federal census, Andrew was with his brother William and his family at Castle Creek, Owyhee, Idaho.

Andrew's death certificate gave his marital status as single, and his occupation as a farmer and mining manager. He died at 10am on 10 Nov 1928 - he was found dead in a hotel room, having shot hilself in the forehead with a 38 calibre revolver. The informant for his death was Mrs W. D. Bailey of Mountain Home, Idaho. There was no inquest. He was buried at Mountain Home. 
Evans, Andrew Thomas (I11479)
 
342

In the 1901 census she was with her parents and siblings at Lady's Island, noted as a farmer's daughter.

She married James Doyle at the Lady's Island church in 1902, and they had 4 children. Mary Ellen was recorded in the 1911 census as living at Eardownes Great with James and daughter Ellen.

She died in 1941 at the age of 66. 
Druhan, Mary Ellen (I3996)
 
343

In the 1911 census Susannah was a widow of private means, living at Sherendon, Parkstone, Dorset. With her were her daughter Elsie Marion (a music teacher), Charles Meredith Crosse, a visitor, and 2 servants, Emma Mary Haines (31) and Lily Mary Thomas (21).

In her will, Susannah Ann Jacombs of Sherindon Rd, Balmoral, Bournmouth, Dorset, who died 17 Jan 1923, left her effects to Florence Susie Jacombs (sister): extract from Susanna's will, Birmingham Central Library.
Note that this information, from Dennis Jacombs, applied to Susanna Ann Jacombs, a spinster, daughter of Thomas and Susanna Ann. As there was no daughter of this name, the reference to a spinster, and to Florence being a sister, are taken to be erroneous assumptions, and the will to be that of Susanna Ann Jacombs nee Bell. 
Bell, Susanna Ann (I2403)
 
344

In the 1936 electoral roll Robert was living in Buckra Street, Turramurra and described as a gardener.

In 1943, he was a labourer living at 22 Young Street, Wollongong. At the same address was Harold Joseph Smith, who was the second husband Robert's mother Mollie (they married in 1936).

In 1958, Bob was still living in Woollongong. It seems likely that that he had moved there to work as a furnace man for BHP. According to Nancy Hanify, writing from Buckra St in 1950, Bob stoked the furnace for a brick works. It was so hot that he could only do it for about 3 hours at a time, but he got good money for the work.

During WW2, Australian brick production was reduced quite considerably and even after the war there was a brick shortage, probably up to or even after 1950. The Australian government could conscript civilian workers to other employment. It seems possible that Robert Andrew could have been sent to work in the B.H.P. steel works in Wollongong, as a labourer, during WW2 (he might have been exposed to furnace work, at the brick works). It is unlikely that a labourer would have been classified as a protected tradesman, but there might have been some medical reason why he did not enlist in the armed forces

Nancy mentioned that Marj, Bob's wife, was nice and named their two children as Rita aged 11 and Ray aged 3. It seems that Nancy was unaware of the second child Beryl (born 1943 died 1944). 
Menzies, Robert Andrew (I7060)
 
345

In the chart prepared by Dennis Jacombs, there are some indecipherable notes near Anthony Jacombe. In his letter of 25 Nov 1995 to Rex Sinnott, Dennis believes that Marmaduke and Anthony are brothers, or cousins (less likely with both having father named Richard Jacombe). Here, they are assumed to be brothers. 
Jacam, Anthony (I2390)
 
346

In the early years of their marriage, from 1908, William and Hilda lived at 45 Beaconsfield Parade, South Melbourne with William's mother, Kate. Later, they lived in Port Melbourne where William was a tramway employee, and later a driver. 
Hitchins, William (I3543)
 
347

In the Great Rebellion of 1641-1642 Philip was in actual arms as a Captain in the Confederate Army, beseiging Duncannon and other places. He was indicted for participation and, as a result, he lost Ballyhire.Castle and over 1200 acres of land. The family still preserves a list of the lands and the names of those to whom they were apportioned. The old castle and 228 acres of land adjoining were granted to Osborne Edwards. Who Philip Lamporte married, or what became of him subsequently, has not been traced. 
Lamport, Philip (I12603)
 
348

In the Lady's Island baptism register, there is a John Doyle born Sep 1833, parents William Doyle and Mary Hayes of Bennetstown, who had a total of 10 children - these are not the right parents, as John's marriage entry gives his father as Thomas (deceased).
He could have been the John Doyle in the Lady’s Island baptism register who was baptised on 11 Nov 1838 to Thomas Doyle and Anty Parrel (hard to read - probably Parle) of Cotts. There is a marriage in the Lady's Island register for Thomas Doyle and Anty Parl on 20 Nov 1835.

The 1861 census gives his age as 27, and birthplace as Kerry, Ireland. The 1871, 1881 and 1891 UK censuses indicate a birth abt 1832. Joannes Doyle (male) was born 10 Jul 1832 at Roscommon, Ireland, father Thomae Doyle and mother Catherinae Caffry . But no John born in Kerry has yet been found. On the assumption that John's parents were Thomas (probably correct) and Catherine (probably wrong):

John’s parents and siblings:

There is no sign of John’s father Thomas in UK censuses, but there are some inconsistent entries in Birmingham which may be his mother Catherine (as a widow) and siblings 1851-1871. This Catherine’s children who were with her in the 1851 census are Margrate (15), Catherine (12), Sarah (9), Ann (7), Luke (5) and Mary (3).

Catherine's forename, year of birth and place of birth in Ireland vary considerably. She is in the 1871 census twice - as Kate born 1808 and Cathrine born 1811 - with daughter Ann (identified by Ann's occupation of spoon polisher) and Ann's husband Benjamin Sullivan.
There are death index entries on freebmd.org which may be John’s parents:
Thomas Doyle death reg. Sep 1848 Birmingham vol 16 page 217. This is the only Thomas Doyle in Birmingham 1847-1851 (Catherine's youngest daughter Mary A. Doyle was aged 3 in 1851 census); and
Catherine Doyle death reg. Dec 1877 Birmingham vol 6d page 75, age 66. This is the only Catherine Doyle in Birmingham 1871-1881 (she is in the 1871 census, not in 1881).
 
Mary Sinnot and John Doyle were married on 29 Jan 1865 at the Roman Catholic Chapel in Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. The celebrant was Mary’s uncle Michael Sinnott. All 3 of them were living in Bethel St, Merthyr Tydfil at the time. John was a cordwainer, following the profession of his late father Thomas.

Mary and John’s child John Thomas Benedict Doyle was born at Bunarge in 1866. The child’s birth record noted that Mary was attended by her sister Cate at the birth. The address of the father (John Doyle) was Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, and his occupation was grocer and shoemaker.
 
John and Mary were in the 1881 census of England and Wales, living at 50 Gadlys Road, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil.  Their son was not there.  John was described as a master shoemaker employing three men.
 
John, but not his wife Mary, appeared in the 1891 census at 17 Dowlais Street, Aberdare in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.  He was the only person at that address. John was still described as a shoemaker, and was "neither employer or employed". In the 1901 census, a Rees family was at 17 Dowlais St - John Doyle was not there. 
Doyle, John (I4063)
 
349

Ira was 6 months old when the 1880 USA federal census was taken. 
McDonough, Ira (I13210)
 
350

Iris did not marry.
She was Deputy Principal of Waitaki Girls High School. She retired to England, then Auckland, where she died. 
Romans, Iris Beryl (I3103)
 

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