Monckton Synnot[1]

Male 1826 - 1879  (52 years)


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  • Name Monckton Synnot 
    Born 30 Nov 1826  Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Address:
    Ballymoyer House 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Apr 1879  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6
    Address:
    Elsternwick 
    Obituary 25 Apr 1879  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    _UID C010B19BD00C42B4B895B058F5E606D5F9BB 
    Buried St Kilda, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    St Kilda Cemetery, Dandenong Road 
    Person ID I8315  Treefive
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 

    Father Captain Walter John Synnot, Esq.,   b. 29 Dec 1773, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1851, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Houston,   b. 31 Jul 1799, Hartsford, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1834, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1816  Armagh, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F2681  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Emily Wedge Lawrence,   b. 3 Sep 1833, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1920, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1853  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 12
    Address:
    Christ Church, St Kilda 
    Children 
     1. Monckton Davy Synnot,   b. 23 Aug 1854, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1938, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Jane Elizabeth Synnot,   b. 1855, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1933, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Richard Walter Synnot,   b. 2 Mar 1857, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1932, Kalamunda, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. John Patrick Synnot,   b. 28 Apr 1858, Horsham, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1891, Corowa, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     5. Marcus Synnot,   b. 1860, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Lucy Ann Synnot,   b. 1862, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age < 48 years)
     7. George Houston Synnot,   b. 29 Mar 1863, Horsham, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1932, Perth, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Alice Maud Synnot,   b. 1864, Nort, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, Glen, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     9. Pierce Wedge Synnot,   b. 1867, Raywood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1911  (Age 44 years)
     10. Mary Synnot,   b. 1868, Raywood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     11. Stephen Bolane Synnot,   b. 10 Jan 1870, Terrick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F2933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • According to Burke's Irish family Records (1976), Monckton was born at Ballintate, Co. Armagh.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monckton_Synnot 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4823] BOK Synnott Pedigree (Philip H. Hore, unpublished, 1913), page 14.

    2. [S3938] TRE Family tree - Fisher Family Tree (owner rossfisher1) on ancestry.com accessed 3 Jul 2014, Monckton Synnot.

    3. [S3939] TRE Family tree - FamilyTreeAndrewBaldwin (owner besthorus1) on ancestry.com accessed 30 Jun, 3, 7, 12 and 19 Jul 2014, Monckton Synnot.

    4. [S4504] BOK Burke - Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), pages 1089-1092 (Hart-Synnot).

    5. [S1867] ancestry.com Australia Death Index, 1787-1985, 1879/6464 Victoria: Monckton Synnot.

    6. [S4918] BUR Burial billiongraves.com, Annie Emily Wedge synnot; 13 Jul 1920; St Kilda Cemetery; St Kilda, Victoria, Australia; 22832065.

    7. [S4143] OBT055 Obituary Synnot, Monckton, obituary and amendment - Monckton Synnot; 25 April 1879; Amendment published 26 Apr 1879.

    8. [S3938] TRE Family tree - Fisher Family Tree (owner rossfisher1) on ancestry.com accessed 3 Jul 2014, Captain Walter John Synnot.

    9. [S4011] TRE Family tree - Sinnett Family Tree (owner James Sinnett) on ancestry.com accessed 12, 22 Jul 2014, 18 Feb 2015, Captain Walter Synnot.

    10. [S4780] MAR findmypast.com.au Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866.

    11. [S1835] ancestry.com Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950, 1853/31745 Victoria; Monckton Synnot and Annie Emily Wedge Lawrence.

    12. [S3260] MAR Marriage Index Victoria, Monkton Synnot and Annie Emily Wedge Lawrence; 32745; 1853.