Jane Elizabeth McFall

Female 1846 - 1924  (77 years)


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  • Name Jane Elizabeth McFall 
    Born 11 Apr 1846  Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 737A53D41F854AF0A55DA77894E829ECA45E 
    Died 18 Feb 1924  Arrowtown, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Feb 1924  Arrowtown, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3068  Treefive
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2011 

    Family Thomas Gorst Travis,   b. 1836, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1923, Timaru, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1866  Queenstown, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth White Travis,   b. 25 Oct 1864, Invercargill, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1938, Arrowtown, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Mary Ann Travis,   b. 1867, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. George Arnold Travis,   b. 1876, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Anne Travis,   b. 1877, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Charles Alexander MacKay Travis,   b. 1882, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Jane Elizabeth McFall was born in Stirling, Scotland about 11th April 1846.
      Jane left Scotland on the ship "Victory", departing Glasgow on 24 April 1863 aged 17 years. The ship "Victory" was a 1193 ton General Cargo ship carrying 460 passengers. It cost Jane seven pounds for her assisted passage. The "Victory" arrive in Dunedin on 17 July 1863.
      Olive (Romans) Fowler said she came out to New Zealand with a woman and children who she was looking after on the ship. She also said that she thought Jane came from Edinburgh. The only family on the ship were a Mrs Mason and her 2 children.
      On 26 October 1863/64, Jane gave birth to Mary Elizabeth in Invercargill. According to Mary Elizabeth's marriage certificate to George Henry Romans on 25 Feb. 1888, Mary's maiden name was WHITE. Her father was listed as being George Henry White and her mother was Jane Elizabeth White, nee McFall. No occupation of the father was on the certificate. No marriage has been found for Jane Elizabeth McFall to a George Henry White, nor a birth certificate for Mary Elizabeth White or Travis.
      When Jane Elizabeth McFall married Thomas Gorst Travis, on 13 June 1866 in the Registry Office in Queenstown, the 'Intention to Marry" document says Jane Elizabeth McFall, Spinster, and she was a Storekeeper in Big Beach. She had resided there for 8 weeks. No mention of White.
      Mary Elizabeth was always known as Travis, she is on the Arrowtown School Records as Travis. None of the remaining family have ever heard of White, including Olive Fowler, daughter of Mary Elizabeth and George Romans.
      Jane Elizabeth McFall
      A family bible in the possession of Mary Fowler, daughter of Olive., is intended to the Arrowtown Museum on the death of Olive Fowler (nee Romans). This Bible was "Presented to: Mrs Thos. Travis, by her husband, on 11 April 1885"
      It is unclear where Jane Elizabeth McFall was between arriving in Dunedin NZ on 17 July 1863, and when she married Thomas Gorst Travis on 13 June 1866. It is not known when she arrived at and left Invercargill.
      One of Jane's children was called Charles Alexander McKay Travis. McKay may have been part of Jane's family in Scotland.
      Jane Elizabeth Travis is listed on the Womens Suffraget Roll in 1893.
      Jane died in Arrowtown 18 Feb. 1924 aged 78 years. She is buried in the Romans family plot in Arrowtown New Cemetery, Anglican plot 31 & 32.