Descendants of Isaac Bushnell
1. Isaac1 BUSHNELL1,2 was born circa 1708 at Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.3 He was baptized on 22 Aug 1708 at Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.4 He married Grace (--?--).5 He died in Oct 1800 at Tormarton, Gloucestershire, England.6 He was buried on 14 Oct 1800 at Tormarton, Gloucestershire, England.7
Grace (--?--)8 died on 1 Dec 1783 at Tormarton, Gloucestershire, England.9
The only known child of Isaac1 Bushnell and Grace (--?--) was:
+ 2 i. Richard2 Bushnell, born 18 Feb 1748/49 at Tormarton, Gloucestershire, England; married Mary Milward.
2. Richard2 BUSHNELL (Isaac1)10,11 was born on 18 Feb 1748/49 at Tormarton, Gloucestershire, England.12 He married Mary Milward circa 1778.13 He died in Aug 1803 at St Pauls, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, at age 54.14,15 He was buried on 19 Aug 1803 at St Pauls, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.16
Mary MILWARD17 was baptized on 13 Jan 1760 at Tormarton, Gloucestershire, England.18 She died circa 1 May 1827 at St Pauls, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.19 She was buried on 2 May 1827 at St Pauls, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.20
The five known children of Richard2 Bushnell and Mary Milward were as follows:
+ 3 i. Isaac3 Bushnell, born circa 1778 at Baptist Mills, Bristol, Gloucstershire, England; married Edith Martin.
+ 4 ii. Susannah Edith Bushnell, born circa 1780 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; married William Stone.
5 iii. Elizabeth Bushnell21,22,23 was born circa 1783 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.24 She was baptized on 20 Jul 1783 at Bitton, Gloucestershire, England.
+ 6 iv. Jacob Bushnell, born circa 1786 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; married Lucy Collins.
7 v. Abraham Bushnell25,26,27 was born circa 1792 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.28 He was baptized on 14 Oct 1792 at St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.29
3. Isaac3 BUSHNELL (Richard2, Isaac1)30,31 was born circa 1778 at Baptist Mills, Bristol, Gloucstershire, England, (an unknown value).32,33 He was baptized on 1 Mar 1778 at Bitton, Gloucestershire, England.34 He was baptized on 9 Jul 1799 at St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.35 He married Edith Martin on 19 Sep 1798 at St Michaels, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.36,37 He died on 17 Jan 1853 at 2 Somers Row, St Pauls, Bristol, England.38,39 He was buried in Jan 1853 at St Pauls, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.40
An Isaac Bushell was found on an 1851 census of the Avon (Bristol) area. His age was shown as 67 and he was living in the Parish of Walcot, actually a part of Somerset. He would have been born in 1784. No wife was found and, as yet, no burial has been found for her.41
Edith MARTIN was born circa 1777 at Baptist Mills, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.42 She was born on 18 Oct 1778 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, (an unknown value).43,44 She died in 1870 at England. Probably incorrect.45
The eight known children of Isaac3 Bushnell and Edith Martin were as follows:
8 i. William4 Bushnell46,47,48 was born circa 1799 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.49
9 ii. Mary Bushnell50,51,52 was born circa 1800 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.53 She was baptized on 21 Dec 1800 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.54 She married John Roberts circa 1826 at Gloucestershire, England.55 She died circa 1893 at England.56
10 iii. Richard Bushnell57,58,59 was born circa 1802 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.60 He was baptized on 26 Dec 1802 at St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.61
11 iv. Sarah Bushnell62,63,64 was born on 29 Apr 1804 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.65 She was baptized on 6 Jan 1805 at St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.66,67 She died before 1811 at England.68
12 v. Robert Bushnell69,70,71 was born circa 1806 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.72 He was baptized on 28 Sep 1806 at St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.73
+ 13 vi. James Bushnell, born circa 1808 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; married ? Unknown; married Elizabeth Taylor.
14 vii. Sarah Bushnell74,75,76 was born circa 1811 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.77 She was baptized on 14 Jul 1811 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.78,79
+ 15 viii. Richard Bushnell, born circa 1816 at Bristol, England; married Jane Clarke.
4. Susannah Edith3 BUSHNELL (Richard2, Isaac1)80,81,82 was born circa 1780 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.83 She was baptized on 5 Nov 1780 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.84 She married William Stone on 24 Nov 1801 at St Johns, Bedminster, Somerset, England.85 She died on 4 Jul 1830 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.86 She was buried on 5 Jul 1830 at St Pauls, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.
William STONE87 was born circa 1778 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.88 He was baptized on 8 Nov 1778 at St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.89 He died on 29 Jun 1842 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.90
The seven known children of Susannah Edith3 Bushnell and William Stone were as follows:
16 i. Charles4 Stone91,92,93 was born on 1 Apr 1804 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.94
17 ii. William Stone95,96,97 was born circa 1805 at Gloucestershire, England.98 He was baptized on 1 Dec 1805 at Gloucestershire, England.99
+ 18 iii. William Stone, born 24 Apr 1807 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; married Diana Grant.
19 iv. Samuel Stone100,101,102 was born on 2 Mar 1810 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.103 He died in 1842 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.104
20 v. Mary Ann Stone105,106,107 was born circa 1812 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.108
21 vi. Henry Stone109,110,111 was born circa 1815 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.112 He was baptized on 10 Dec 1815 at St Philips, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.113
22 vii. Sarah Stone114,115,116 was born circa 1819 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.117 She was baptized on 11 Apr 1819 at St Philips, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.118
6. Jacob3 BUSHNELL (Richard2, Isaac1)119,120,121 was born circa 1786 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.122 He was baptized on 29 Oct 1786 at St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.123 He married Lucy Collins on 18 Dec 1815 at Alverstoke, Hampshire, England.124,125 He died in 1847.126
Lucy COLLINS127 was born circa 1793 at England.128 She died in Dec 1885 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.129 She was enumerated with Robert Hebbleworth and Sarah Bushnell on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Robin Hood 361 Comml Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England, as Louisa Bushnell. She was shown as a Lodger aged 87.130
The nine known children of Jacob3 Bushnell and Lucy Collins were as follows:
+ 23 i. Richard4 Bushnell, baptised 19 Sep 1813 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England; married Ann (--?--).
24 ii. Mary Ann Bushnell131,132,133 was born circa 1815 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.134 She was baptized on 3 Feb 1815 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England.135
25 iii. Charlotte Collins Bushnell136,137,138 was born circa 1817 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.139 She was baptized on 12 Oct 1817 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England.140
+ 26 iv. Isaac Henry Bushnell, baptised 21 May 1820 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England; married Maria Eliza Frampton Binsteed.
27 v. William Bushnell141,142,143 was born circa 1825 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.144 He was baptized on 20 Nov 1825 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England.145 He died in Dec 1878 at Portsea, Hampshire, England, at age 53. He was 53 years of age.146
+ 28 vi. Sarah Bushnell, baptised 4 Jan 1829 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England; married Robert Hebbleworth.
29 vii. John Bushnell147,148,149 was born circa 1830 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.150 He was baptized on 26 Nov 1830 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England.151
30 viii. Robert Bushnell152,153,154 was born circa 1832 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.155 He was baptized on 22 Jan 1832 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England.156
+ 31 ix. Jacob Walter Bushnell, baptised 8 Mar 1835 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England; married Mary Ann ?
13. James4 BUSHNELL (Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1)157,158,159 was born circa 1808 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.160 He married ? Unknown circa 1828 at England.161 He married Elizabeth Taylor on 28 Oct 1844 at Holy Trinity, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.162
He was enumerated with James Bushnell on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 7 Seymour Place, St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.163
? UNKNOWN164 is still living.
The two known children of James4 Bushnell and ? Unknown were as follows:
+ 32 i. James5 Bushnell, born circa 1829 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; married Sarah Susannah Wright.
33 ii. Mary Ann Lewis Bushnell165,166,167 was born circa 1831 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.168 She was christened on 16 Oct 1831 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.169
Elizabeth TAYLOR170 died before 1881 at England.171
There were no known children of James4 Bushnell and Elizabeth Taylor.
15. Richard4 BUSHNELL (Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born circa 1816 at Bristol, England, the place and date were taken from his death certificate.172
Richard Bushnell married Jane Clarke, daughter of James Clarke and Jane (--?--), on 8 Jan 1849 at St Johns Church, Brisbane, Stanley, Qld, Australia. They were married by licence with the consent of all parties concerned by Benjamin Glennie. He was a bachelor and she a spinster, both from the Logan River area. The witnesses were James Beechy of North Brisbane and Juliana Foley of Brisbane who signed with her mark.173,174
Richard Bushnell died on 27 Jun 1881 at 23 Fort St, Maryborough, Qld, Australia,. His death certificate said that he died of "general debility" which he had had for 6 months. The medical attendant was J.J. Power. The informant was William Robert Bushnell, his son, of Maryborough and Richard's occupation was shown as an "Overseer". According to his death certificate he arrived in Queensland, about 45 years prior to his death (1836) which tallies with the arrival of Richard Bushell as a convict in Sydney. The death certificate also says that he had been married to Jane Clark in Sydney about 30 years prior to his death (c1851), however, his wife's death certificate states that they were married in Brisbane in 1849. His father was listed as Isaac and had been a Mechanic, and his mother's name was shown as Edith Martin.175 He was buried on 28 Jun 1881 at Maryborough Cemetery, Marborough, Qld, Australia. He was buried by Rev, R.R. Eva, Church of England. The undertaker was W. Kirk and the witnesses William Butler and William Braun.176
There has been some problems attempting to determine Richard Bushnell's life prior to his marriage to Jane Clarke in 1849. According to Richard's death certificate he arrived in the Colony in 1836, however, there is no mention of a Richard Bushnell in the immigration, or convict, records of persons arriving in NSW or Qld in the 1830's. At an age of 63 at his death he would have been born in about 1818. His death certificate shows his father's occupation as "Mechanic", and his birth place as Bristol, England. (On his son William's birth certificate his birth year would have been 1816.)
There was, however, a convict by the name of Richard Bushell who arrived in Sydney in 1835, aged 19, with native place of Gloucestershire. He was sentenced in the Gloucester Azzizes to transportation for life for house breaking. The indent shows that he had been an engineer's apprentice for 2 1/2 years prior to sentencing. He was initially sent to Bathurst, NSW, but, in 1843, he was granted a conditional pardon in Brisbane.
On the baptisim record of the first three children of Richard Bushnell and Jane Clarke (Edith, Elizabeth and Richard), Richard's occupation was listed as "Engineer". On the baptism records of the next two children, (Joseph James and Maria) his occupation was shown as "Labourer" then "Overseer", and on the birth certificate of the next child, (William), it is shown as "Overseer". (N.B. As the first five children were born prior to the separartion of Qld from NSW their births or baptisms are in the NSW records. The birth, or baptism, of the first three children are not listed in the Qld records.)
Interestingly, the first three children were baptised on the same day, 22 Aug 1852, in the Parish of St. Lawrence, County of Cumberland. At that time the Parish of St. Lawrence, covered part of Sydney, and the baptism certificate shows that the family's abode was Glebe, Sydney. One can only ponder on what they were doing in Sydney, although Richard Bushell, the convict, was supposed to collect his conditional pardon from the Sydney office of the Principal Superintendent of Convicts in 1850 or else suffer the consequences of not doing so.
No record can be found of a marriage or death of a Richard Bushell and he appears to have disappeared after gaining his conditional pardon in 1843. (Records have been searched in Qld, NSW, Vic, TAS, WA and SA. Also, there does not appear to be a record of a Richard Bushnell prior to 1849, so one can only speculate on whether they were the same person. In favour of an affirmative answer we can see that were of a similar age, having been born in about 1816-1818, both came to Australia in about 1835, and both came from Gloucestershire. Also, Richard Bushell, the convict, had been an Engineer's apprentice, and Richard Bushnell's occupation was shown as "Engineer" on his first three children's baptism record.
No record of a marriage of Richard's parents has been found in Bristol (Avon), Somerset or Gloucester. Searches have been made for Bushnell and Bushell. There do appear to be some Bushell marriages in all three places, especially Bristol, but none at all for Bushnell. Neither has a birth been found for a Rivhard Bushell, or Bushnell, in the Bristol (Avon) district. Assuming that Richard was born in Bristol, and taking the fact that there are certainly more Bushells than Bushnells, it seems logical to assume that Richard may have been a Bushell.
The following narrative assumes that Richard Bushell and Richard Bushnell are the some person.
Richard Bushnell was transported between 1 Oct 1834 and 30 Jan 1835 at Sydney, NSW. He was transported on the 503 ton vessel Bengal Merchant which departed London 1 Oct 1834 arriving Sydney 30 Jan 1835. The ship carried 267 male prisoners. Richard was described as being 19 years of age, 5 ft 71/4 inches tall, of a ruddy and much freckled complexion, had dark brown hair and grey eyes. He was transported for life for house-breaking, having been sentenced in the Gloucester Lent Azzizes on 29 March 1834. His native place was Gloucestershire where he had been an engineer's apprentice for 2 1/2 years. He could read and write, was unmarried and a Protestant. The Glouster Gaol Registers has his address as St Paul's, Bristol, and his occupation as Millwright.177,178,179 He appeared on the census of 1837 at Bathurst, NSW, and the records show he was living at Bathurst, NSW, and that his master (employer) was a J.B.Montefiore.180 The 1837 Census showed that Richard Bushell was working for J.B.Montefiore, who, at that time, was a well known financier and land-owner in NSW. In 1838 Montefiore owned 12,502 acres of land in NSW, including Nanima station, near Wellington, NSW, which is some distance west of Bathurst. In 1841 Montefiore's firm went bankrupt and he returned to London. There is no indication of what happened to his convict labourers. However, as Richard Bushell's conditional pardon was granted in Moreton Bay in 1843, it is reasonable to assume he went, or was sent, there. There is a mention of Richard Bushell in the Queale Collections, a collection of information on convicts imprisoned in the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement; the date of mention is 12 May 1843. He is also mentioned on 13 May 1843 in the NSW Colonial Secretary's letters relating to Moreton Bay, both references were related to his pardon.181,182,183,184
Richard Bushell and a John Petchey (both convicts) apprehended a bushranger by the name of James McKinnon at Moreton Bay. As a result both were recommended for conditional pardons (a "conditional" pardon meant he had to remain in Australia). The pardons were recommended by a Mr John Wickam who had only just been appointed Police Magistrate of Moreton Bay. John Wickham had been a commander on the HMS Beagle employed in surveying the coast of Australia. (As an aside, Cmdr John Wickham had also been second in charge of the Beagle when it carried Charles Darwin, the renowned Naturalist.) The notice of Richard Bushell's pardon also appeared in the NSW Government Gazette once on 12 June 1844 saying it had been granted, and again later the same year stating the pardon could be collected on payment of the fees due thereon to the Public. Richard's name also appears in another reference Queale Collection but this reference came from the Colonial Secretary's Correspondence and not from the Convict Register, which possibly means that he was not sent to Moreton Bay as a punishment but arrived due to other means. The problem with this is that convicts as a rule were not allowed to roam the countryside at will. So, how did Richard Bushell get to Moreton Bay? Was he sent due to the commital of a crime while in NSW, or did he travel overland with one of the early settlers, who drove sheep from NSW to the Moreton Bay area?185,186,187
In trying to determine how Richard Bushell arrived at Morton Bay the following has been ascertained:
As has been mentioned Richard was working for J.B. Montefiore at Bathurst, NSW, in 1838, but Montefiore went bankrupt in the early 1840's. Richard does not appear on the Moreton Bay convict register so it can be assumed he arrived there via some other means other than being a miscreant. (However, he is mentioned in correspondence to the Colonial Secretary related to his apprehension of a bushranger, as a "Prisoner".)
One of Richard Bushnell's sons, Joseph James, at the age of 91+, recalled that his father had been a "shipmate" of a William Humphreys (or Humphries), although there is no indication of what the term "shipmate" meant. William Humphreys had travelled overland to Moreton Bay with Clement and Paul Lawless in 1842 and settled at Mount Martin ("Mundoolun") in the Beaudesert District. Living in the same area was William Barker of "Tamrookum", which he had taken up in 1842. William Barker's was the property where Jane Clarke, Richard Bushnell's future wife, was sent after her arrival in Moreton Bay in 1848/9.William Humphreys and Henry Herbert were the original owners of the station "Wetheron" in the Northern Burnett River area, near Gayndah, (MBC 8 Jul 1850) and William Humphreys became the sole owner in Jul 1851 (MBC 26 Jul 1851). "Wetheron" was shown as being of 24,000 acres with an estimated grazing capacity of 640 cattle. William Humphrey was appointed a magistrate at Gayndah in about May 1852 (MBC 3 May 1852), and he and a James H. Reid, departed the Burnett River area for Europe in Nov 1853 (MBC 26 Mar 1853).
Another reference says that William Humphreys could have been at "Wetheron" as early as 1847, and that Edith Bushnell, Richard's daughter, was the first white child born in the Gayndah District. That reference also said that Richard was the Sheep Overseer (Hist Maryborough). However, that conflicts with another reference that said that In 1848 the station "Ban Ban", owned by Humphreys and Herbert was the furthest station out along the Burnett River (Bloxsome).
According to a note left by Jospeh James Bushnell (Richard's fourth child), when William Humphreys returned to England in 1853 (see above) and Richard Bushnell was left to negotiate the sale of "Wetheron" to the Sydney firm of J. Montifiore. Interestingly in a letter in the Maryborough Chronicle in 1930, Richard's eldest son, also Richard, maintained that the Lawless Bros had known his father while he had been working for a Mr Cartin Collins, on the Logan, and that Mr Humphreys had arranged for his father to accompany him to Wetheron in about 1846 or 1847. If it was also true that Richard was at Wetheron in 1853, then it means that Richard and Jane and the first three children must have left Wetheron, gone to Sydney, and returned to Wetheron.
Jospeh James was baptised in 1854 at "Canal Creek" which was a station on the Darling Downs, and their next child, Maria, was baptised at Warwick in 1855. In August 1849 the "Canal Creek" run was divided and the lower portion, which became known as "Hamilton" run, surrendered to William Barker. If that William Barker was the same person who had owned "Tamrookum" then it could also give a connection to Richard and Jane. Interestingly J.J. Bushnell was baptised by Benjamin Glennie who, because he detested riding horses, did most of his pastoral work by walking around the district. By examining the 1854 baptism records one can see that Glennie was probably at "Canal Creek" during one of his periodical rounds. If that is true it could mean that Richard was working at "Canal Creek" in 1854 and at Warwick in 1855, so it is possible that the family moved to the Canal Creek area after the sale of Wetheron.
Richards next two children, both called William, were registered in Gayndah, and are shown as having been born at "Wetheron" in 1857/8 so the family had obviously moved back there from Warwick. The first William died in 1858 at the age of 11 months and was buried at Wetheron.
Richard Bushnell worked for the Lawless brothers at "Booubyjan" or "Boonbagan", which was taken up by Clement Lawless in 1850 (MBC 8 Jul 1850). Clement and Paul Lawless took up the station "Nindooinbah" (also in the Beaudesert Region), in 1842 and stocked it with cattle that they overlanded from the Liverpool Ranges. They sold "Nindooinbah" to A.W. Compigne in 1847, who brought sheep in from Bathurst.
Perhaps It is fair to speculate that Richard Bushell had travelled overland with the Lawless brothers and William Humphreys, or some other early settler, and changed his name, or took his original name, prior to marrying Jane Clarke.
Unfortunately, no record of Richard Bushell (or Bushnell) nor of Isaac Bushell (or Bushnell) and Edith Martin (Richard's parents) have been found in the Gloucestershire, England, census records.188,189,190,191,192,193,194
On 22 Jun 1850 Richard Bushell's name appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald regarding persons that had not collected their pardons from the Office of the Principal Superintendent of Convicts. The list of names was preceded by the following heading:
The "Absolute," "Expletive Absolute," or "Conditional Pardons," granted to the undermentioned Individuals, being still in my office unapplied for; it is hereby notified that the parties in whose favour these pardons have been prepared, are required by the Government within three months from this date to make application for the same, either at my office, or to the Clerk of Petty Sessions of their respective Districts, and failing in so doing, they will become liable to all the consequences that may arise from their not possessing those instruments (signed by J. McLean). In light of the fact that Richard Bushnell, Jane Clarke and the first three children were in Sydney in 1852, did they travel there to collect Richard's pardon? It is unclear if the pardon was ever collected.195
Richard Bushnell was an Engineer in Aug 1852 at Glebe, Sydney, NSW, Australia. He was an Overseer in Feb 1854 at Canal Creek, Qld, Australia.196 He was a Labourer in Sep 1855 at Warwick, Qld, Australia.197
In about 1859 the family moved from Wetheron to Booubyjan which was about 45 miles south of Wetheron. Booubyjan was owned by the Lawlesses (and still is). An extract from a folder written by Jospeh James Bushnell in the 1940's reads: "Our mode of transport from Wetheron to Booubyjan was by bullock teams and it took five days to do the journey of 45 miles. We were continually getting bogged. Stuck against big logs and trees. We arrived at 9 o'clock on the fifth day."198 He and the family moved to 23 Fort St., Maryborough.199
In 1870 Richard was living in Maryborough, Qld, and according to one of his children's birth certificates he was an Engineer.200 In 1880, on his daughter Edith's marriage certificate, he was listed as a "Gentleman", and his death certificate in 1881, said that he was an Overseer.201
Jane CLARKE was born in Jul 1830 at London, England.202
Jane Clarke died on 21 Feb 1902 at Hunter St, Bundaberg, Qld, at age 71. She died of senility, serious apolexy (stroke) and syncope (mild form of heatstroke), the medical attendant being Guy F. Luther who last saw Jane on 21 Feb 1902. Her death certificate says she was aged 71 years and 7 months, came from London and had been in Queensland for 55 years which tallies with her arrival in Moreton Bay. Her marriage age of 18 also tallies with here marriage certificate. She was succeeded by 10 children with 3 being deceased. The living children were shown as: Elizabeth (52), Richard (50), Joseph (48), William (44), Mary Jane (42), Isaac (41), George (39), Martin (36), Ellen (33) and Arthur (31). 1 male and 2 females predeceased Jane.203 She was buried on 22 Feb 1902 at Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Qld. The burial service was conducted by R.R. Eva of the Church of England. The witnesses were her sons Martin and Isaac Bushnell. The burial was certified by W. Kirk and the death and burial were registered by C.H. Short on 27 Feb 1902 in Bundaberg.204 There is some confusion regarding Jane Clarke. This is caused partly because of the confusion with Richard Bushnell. There were several Jane Clarks, or Jane Clarkes, that could have been the correct one. Some were born in NSW around 1830 and some arrived by ship around the mid 1840's. However, only two meet the critereon of having been born in 1830, the year shown as Jane's birth as taken from her death certificate. Also, her death certificate says that she was married at age 18 and had been in Qld for 55 years, both pointing to a year around 1847-1848.
In Alan Bushnell's first book of his family he had a Jane Clarke who had been born in Sydney in 1830. However, he changed his mind, I assume when he got her death certificate, which has her birth as London, England. He stated that the only one that fitted the overseas birth was a Jane that came from Ireland. There does not appear to be any confusion of a marriage of a Jane Clark and Richard Bushnell in Brisbane in Jan 1849 as their marriage record is in the NSW and Qld BDM system. However, the first three children were baptised in Sydney in Aug. 1852 and the fourth child in Qld in 1854. Edith, the first child was born in December 1849, the second in December 1850 and the third in March 1852. On the children's baptism record they were shown as living at Glebe, Sydney, but, as the children were born in Qld it means the family must have travelled to Sydney sometime between Jan 1849 and Aug. 1852, then back to Qld before 1854. The fact that all three children were baptised on the same day could indicate that the family were living somewhere that did not have easy access to a religious minister.
The immigartion record of Jane Clarke for the Earl Gray states that Jane was sent to Moreton Bay; that would have been in the late part of 1848. She was sent there due to a supposed problem with some girls on the ship during the voyage. In his book, McClaughlin (1998) on page 115 states "No marriage has been identified in Queensland for Susan McKeon and Jane Clarke, the two women among the first arrivals on the Earl Gray who it was alleged, had been married in Ireland". Also in McClaughlin's book (2001) on page 144 he says there is some doubt about Jane's marriage to Richard Bushnell. So, if McClaughlin is correct, who is the Jane Clark who married Richard Bushnell. That Jane Clarke has everything in her history that matches all the facts shown on the immigration record and on various birth and death certificates. She was born in 1830, and came to NSW in 1848. Also, according to the immigration record, the Jane who arrived on the Earl Grey could not write, and the Jane, who married Richard Bushnell, could not write either.205 She immigrated on 6 Oct 1848 to Sydney, NSW. The vessel she travelled on was the 571 ton Earl Grey which departed from Plymouth, England on 3 June 1848, arriving Sydney 6 Oct 1848, a journey of 125 days. Jane was 18 years old, and came from Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland. She was of the Church of England, could read and was in good health. Both her parents were listed as dead; her father's name was shown on the immigration list as James, and her mother's Jane. The ship's master was Capt. A.S.Mollinson. Jane came out under the patronage of the Orphan Immigration Committee.
Apparently there were so many problems with a group of females on the Earl Grey during the voyage, that a special meeting was convened in Sydney on 6 Dec 1848 of the Orphan Immigration Committee. A group of about 56 girls obtained the approbrious title of the "Belfast Girls" from the remainder of the immigrants. The committee report stated that some of these girls had not been true orphans but had merely been passed through the Orphan Workhouses for the purpose of qualifying them for free passage to the Colony. Of the so called orphans two at least had been already married and had run away from their husbands and a third had either married in Ireland or had lived with a man without marriage. Several had come out under assumed names. During the voyage there has been a considerable amount of pilfering and bad language, and some girls didn't wear their bonnets (sic).
It was considered by the Committee that landing these girls in Sydney would lead to their final ruin, so, to separate them from the remainder of the orphans, they recommended that they should be at once forwarded into the Country. Forty seven of them who were named by Dr Douglas, the Surgeon Superintendent of the Earl Grey, were accordingly despatched by the Agent for Immigration to the interior, under the charge of persons connected with the Immigration Department, who were instructed to consign them to the care of the local Police Magistrate of the Districts to which they were forwarded, and to explain the circumstances under which they were sent. Apparently, all except one, received good appointments (the one is not named). The girls who were not part of the above group were received into the Institution in Hyde Park Barracks.
In the minutes of evidence taken by the Committee none of the girls names were given, they were only refered to by their initials. However, evidence given by Dr Douglas, to a question by a Rev. Dr. George, said that one girl, named in the report as J____C___, stated that she and her husband could not agree; he went his way and she went hers, and that she went into the work-house to qualify herself for a passage to Sydney. There were only two girls on the vessel with the initials J.C., the other was a 16 year old who came from Armagh. Also, a note on the immigration list says that Jane Clarke was sent to Moreton Bay. It would seem therefore, that Jane may have been married before she left Ireland.
However, in another of Trevor McClaughlin's books (1991), he disected the Earl Grey investigation and came to the conclusion that Jane Clarke had not been married and she had been an orphan of good character. One of the depositions to the inquiry to a British parliamentary inquiry, by a Robert Howe, a bleacher and printer of linens in Belfast, had employed Jane when she was about 16 years old until about 1846-7. She had gone to work for him with a letter of recommendation from a Clergyman in the County Tyrone. After she left his employment, due to lack of work, she apparently went to Glasgow, and after about 8-10 months returned to Belfast. Robert Howe had no employment for her he gave her a letter to one of the wardens to get her into the Poor House. Robert Howe was under the opinion that Jane was an orphan and was unmarried, and was of good character.
It appears that the incident occurred at a time in Australia's history when there was an ongoing conflict between the emigres and immigrants and quite a bit of open antagonism towards the Irish immigrants in particluar. It also seemed that Dr Douglas, the Surgeon Superintendent of the Earl Grey,, was not overly fond of the Irish and he may have been a bigot.206,207,208,209
On her arrival at Moreton Bay Jane was sent to work for a Wm Barker of the Logan River District.210
The 14 known children of Richard4 Bushnell and Jane Clarke were as follows:
+ 34 i. Edith5 Bushnell, born 1 Dec 1849 at Wetheron, Gayndah, Qld, Australia; married Edward Robert Norfor MacCarthy.
+ 35 ii. Elizabeth Bushnell, born 8 Dec 1850 at Wetheron, Gayndah, Qld; married James Powers.
+ 36 iii. Richard 'Dick' Bushnell, born 18 Mar 1852 at Wetheron, Gayndah, Qld; married Fanny (Fannie) Bright.
+ 37 iv. Joseph James 'Joe' Bushnell, born 21 Feb 1854 at Ipswich, Qld; married Sarah Ann (Annie) Baker.
38 v. Maria Bushnell was born on 1 Aug 1855 at Warwick, Qld.211,212 She was baptized on 23 Sep 1855 at District of Darling Downs, Aubigney and Merivale, Qld. She was baptised by Benjamin Glennie.213 She died on 21 Feb 1870 at Maryborough, Qld, at age 14. She died of Rheumatic Fever.214 She was buried on 21 Feb 1870 at Elizabeth Rose Gardens, Maryborough, Qld.215
39 vi. William Bushnell was born on 27 Apr 1857 at Wetheron, Burnett District, Gayndah, Qld. His father was shown as an Overseer, aged 40, who had been born in Bristol, England, and had married Jane Bushnell Clark in Brisbane in 1849. Jane was shown as having been born in London, England, and was age 27. William was preceaded by Edith (8), Elizabeth (7), Joseph (4) and Maria (2). The nurse was shown as Bridget Elet, and the birth was registered by his father, Richard Bushnell of Wetheron, on 9 Jun 1857 at Gayndah. (The writing on this record was apparently very difficult to decipher.).216,217 He was baptized on 19 Oct 1857 at Wetheron, Burnett District, Gayndah, Qld.218 He died on 22 Mar 1858 at Wetheron Cattle Station, Burnett, Qld.219 He was buried on 23 Mar 1858 at Private graveyard Wetheron Station, Burnett, Qld. The grave was marked with a wooden tombstone which has since been destroyed by bushfires. The epitaph is reported to have read, Here lies William Bushnell - 11 months- Who died in 1858. A granite headstone with the inscription Charlotte Elizabeth relect of the late Edward Micklewait died 21 August 1897, marks the spot.220
+ 40 vii. William (Robert) Bushnell, born 22 Jun 1858 at Wetheron, Gayndah, Qld; married Christina Veit.
+ 41 viii. Mary Jane 'Minnie' Bushnell, born 20 Mar 1860 at Booubyjan Cattle Station, Qld; married William Smith Binnie.
+ 42 ix. Issac (Ike) Bushnell, born 3 Nov 1861 at Booubyjan Cattle Station, Qld; married Eveline Elizabeth Pengelly.
+ 43 x. George Burnett Bushnell, born 4 Jul 1863 at Boobyjan Cattle Station, Qld; married Jennette (Jane) Leishman.
+ 44 xi. Albert Thomas Bushnell, born 26 Oct 1864 at Booubyjan Cattle Station, Qld; married Jane Victoria Fleming.
45 xii. Martin Bushnell was born on 10 Jun 1866 at Booubyjan Cattle Station, Qld.221 He died on 26 May 1947 at Maryborough, Qld, at age 80.222 He was buried at Cemetery, Gayndah, Qld.223
He was a Bachelor. He lived between 1889 and 1892 at Hunter St, Bundeberg, Qld.224,225 He was employed by a Grazier in 1900 at Gin Gin, Qld. He was employed by a Caretaker in 1919 at "Idereway", Gayndah, Qld.
46 xiii. Ellen Margaret 'Nellie' Bushnell was born on 13 Sep 1868 at Maryborough, Qld.226 She was christened on 6 Dec 1868 at Maryborough, Qld. She married Edward Alfred King, son of John William King and Francis Eliza "Fanny" Mitchell, on 12 Aug 1895 at Brisbane, Qld.227,228 She died on 7 Nov 1954 at Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Qld, at age 86, she died while running for a bus.229 She was buried at Mt Thompson Crematorium, Holland Park, Qld.
She had no children. She and Edward Alfred King lived in 1919 at Sutton St, Redcliffe, Qld, he was a Farmer.230 She and Edward Alfred King lived in 1930 at Victoria St, Chelmer, Qld.231 She and Edward Alfred King lived in 1948 at Garden Settlement, Chermside, Qld.232
+ 47 xiv. Arthur Herbert Bushnell, born 3 May 1871 at Maryborough, Qld; married Margaret (Maggie) Davis.
18. William4 STONE (Susannah3 Bushnell, Richard2, Isaac1)233,234,235 was born on 24 Apr 1807 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.236 He married Diana Grant on 30 Jan 1830 at England.237 He died on 14 Jun 1884 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, at age 77.238
Diana GRANT is still living.
The only known child of William4 Stone and Diana Grant was:
48 i. Susannah5 Stone239,240,241 was born on 24 Nov 1830 at England.242 She married Thomas Lloyd on 5 Nov 1856 at England.243 She died on 23 Jan 1920 at England at age 89.244
23. Richard4 BUSHNELL (Jacob3, Richard2, Isaac1)245,246,247 was born circa 1813 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.248 He was baptized on 19 Sep 1813 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England.249 He married Ann (--?--).
Richard Bushnell was head of household on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 79 King St, Woolwich, Kent, England, as Richard Bushnall. He was a Pensioner from H.M.Dockyard. Also enumerated were Ann (--?--) and Robert W Bushnell.250
Ann (--?--) was born in 1817 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.251 She was enumerated with Richard Bushnell and Robert W Bushnell on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 79 King St, Woolwich, Kent, England, as Ann Bushnall. She was aged 64.252
The two known children of Richard4 Bushnell and Ann (--?--) were as follows:
49 i. Richard Jacob5 Bushnell is still living.
50 ii. Robert W Bushnell was born in 1855 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.253
He was enumerated with Richard Bushnell and Ann (--?--) on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 79 King St, Woolwich, Kent, England, as Robert W Bushnall. He was a Labourer at the Royal Arsenal.254
26. Isaac Henry4 BUSHNELL (Jacob3, Richard2, Isaac1)255,256,257 was born circa 1820 at Southsea, Hampshire, England.258,259 He was baptized on 21 May 1820 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England.260 He married Maria Eliza Frampton Binsteed in Dec 1842 at Portsea Island, Hampshire, England.261,262 He died in Mar 1899 at Portsea, Hampshire, England, at age 78. He was 78 years old.263
Isaac Henry Bushnell was head of household on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Royal Clarence Yard, Alverstoke, Hampshire, England,. He was shown as an Engineer in charge of RC yard. Also enumerated were Maria Eliza Frampton Binsteed, Harriet Bushnell, Emma Lucy Bushnell, Robert Binstead Bushnell, and Edward Augustus King.264 He appeared on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at Hampshire, England.265
Maria Eliza Frampton BINSTEED266 was born circa 1819 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.267 She died in Sep 1886 at Portsea, Hampshire, England,. She was 67 years old.268 She was on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Royal Clarence Yard, Alverstoke, Hampshire, England, as Maria ELiza Frampton Bushnell. She was shown as being 62 years old, born at Portsea.269
The three known children of Isaac Henry4 Bushnell and Maria Eliza Frampton Binsteed were as follows:
51 i. Harriet5 Bushnell270,271,272 was born circa 1852 at Gosport, Hampshire, England.273 She married Edward Augustus King in Dec 1881 at Alverstoke, Hampshire, England.274
She was on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Royal Clarence Yard, Alverstoke, Hampshire, England,. She was an unmarried 29 year old.275
52 ii. Emma Lucy Bushnell276,277,278 was born circa 1856 at Gosport, Hampshire, England.279 She married Jonathon James Alderson in Jun 1883 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.280
She was on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Royal Clarence Yard, Alverstoke, Hampshire, England,. She was 25 years old, unmarried and a dressmaker.281
53 iii. Robert Binstead Bushnell282,283,284 was born in Sep 1862 at Gosport, Hampshire, England.285,286
He was on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Royal Clarence Yard, Alverstoke, Hampshire, England,. He was shown as an unmarried 18 year old, employed as a Turner & Engine Fitter.287
28. Sarah4 BUSHNELL (Jacob3, Richard2, Isaac1)288,289,290 was born circa 1829 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.291 She was baptized on 4 Jan 1829 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England.292 She married Robert Hebbleworth.
She was enumerated with Robert Hebbleworth, Jessie Hebbleworth, and Robert Hebbleworth on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Robin Hood 361 Comml Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England,. She was aged 51.293
Robert HEBBLEWORTH was born in 1832 at Hull, York, England.294 Robert Hebbleworth was head of household on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Robin Hood 361 Comml Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England,. He was a Boilermaker aged 49. Also enumerated were Sarah Bushnell, Jessie Hebbleworth, and Robert Hebbleworth.295
The two known children of Sarah4 Bushnell and Robert Hebbleworth were as follows:
54 i. Jessie5 Hebbleworth was born in 1867 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.296
She was on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Robin Hood 361 Comml Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England,. She was a Scholar aged 14.
55 ii. Robert Hebbleworth was born in 1872 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.297
He was enumerated with Robert Hebbleworth and Sarah Bushnell on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Robin Hood 361 Comml Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England,. He was a Scholar aged 9.298
31. Jacob Walter4 BUSHNELL (Jacob3, Richard2, Isaac1)299,300,301 was born circa 1835 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.302 He was baptized on 8 Mar 1835 at St Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England.303 He married Mary Ann ? circa 1850 at Hampshire, England.304 He died in Sep 1888 at Portsea, Hampshire, England, at age 53. He was aged 53.305
Jacob Walter Bushnell was head of household on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 98 Broad St, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England,. He was a Licensed Victualler. Also living with them was his grandson Henry E Roberts. Also enumerated were Mary Ann ?, Eliza Ellen Bushnell, Walter William Bushnell, and Henry E Roberts.306
Mary Ann ?307 was born circa 1831 at Purbrook, Hampshire, England.308 She died in Sep 1898 at Portsea Island, Hampshire, England,. She was 68 years old.309 She was enumerated with Jacob Walter Bushnell on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 98 Broad St, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, as M A Bushnell. She was 50 years old.310
The four known children of Jacob Walter4 Bushnell and Mary Ann ? were as follows:
+ 56 i. (--?--)5 Bushnell, born circa 1850 at England; married (--?--) Roberts.
57 ii. Eliza Ellen Bushnell311,312,313 was born in Dec 1865 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.314,315 She was baptized on 17 Dec 1865 at St Thomas, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.316 She married Douglas James Moffatt in Dec 1883 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.317 She married John Shaw in Dec 1883 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.318
She was on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 98 Broad St, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England,. She was 15 years old and unmarried.319
58 iii. Walter William Bushnell320,321,322 was born in Mar 1868 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.323,324 He was baptized on 29 Mar 1868 at St Thomas, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.325 He married Elizabeth Baldwin in Jun 1895 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.326 He married Amelia Softly in Jun 1895 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.327
He was on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 98 Broad St, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England,. He was a scholar aged 13.328
59 iv. Henry Walker Bushnell was baptized on 30 May 1869 at St Thomas, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.329
32. James5 BUSHNELL (James4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1)330,331,332 was born circa 1829 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.333 He married Sarah Susannah Wright circa 1868 at Gloucestershire, England.334,335
James Bushnell was head of household on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 7 Seymour Place, St Philip & Jacob, Gloster, Gloucestershire, England,. He was a Furniture Broker. Also residing at this addres was his nephew Alfred Martin, an unmarried General Labourer, aged 24 and Annie Bullock, unmarried, aged 16 and a General Servant. Also enumerated were Sarah Susannah Wright, Alice Bushnell, Edith Bushnell, James Bushnell, Mabel Bushnell, and James Bushnell.336
Sarah Susannah WRIGHT337 was born circa 1841 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.338 She was enumerated with James Bushnell on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 7 Seymour Place, St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, as Sarah Bushnell. She was aged 40 and was born in Bristol.339
The four known children of James5 Bushnell and Sarah Susannah Wright were as follows:
60 i. Alice6 Bushnell340,341,342 was born circa 1869 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.343 She married (--?--) Unknown in Mar 1884 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.344
She was on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 7 Seymour Place, St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England,. She was aged 12 and a Scholar.345
61 ii. Edith Bushnell346,347,348 was born circa 1870 at Gloster, Gloucestershire, England.349
She was on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 7 Seymour Place, St Philip & Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England,. She was aged 10 and a Scholar.350
62 iii. James Bushnell351,352,353 is still living.
63 iv. Mabel Bushnell354,355,356 is still living.
34. Edith5 BUSHNELL (Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 1 Dec 1849 at Wetheron, Gayndah, Qld, Australia. There is some confusion as to where Edith and her two siblings, Elizabeth and Richard, were born. According to Allan Bushnell's records they were born at Wetheron Cattle Station, near Gayndah, Qld. Also, Edith's marriage and death certificate says she was born at Wetheron Station, Burnett. However, their baptism records have them as living at Glebe, Sydney, in 1852, and they were baptised in the Parish of St. Lawrence, which is the parish for the city of Sydney. To further complicate it, their parents appear to have been married in Brisbane in 1849, and the three children were all baptised together some three and a half years after Edith was born, and five months after Richard, the youngest of the three was born. There does not seem to be any record of how they travel to Sydney from Qld. Possibly their parents travelled to Sydney after their marriage and the three children were born in Sydney. That would mean they travelled back to Qld after Richard was born as the next child, was born in Qld about two years after the first three were baptised. If Edith was born at "Wetheron" then she is said to have been the first white child born in the Burnett area.357 She was baptized on 22 Aug 1852 at Presbyterian Church, Parish of St Lawrence, Sydney, Cumberland, NSW, Australia.358
Edith Bushnell married Edward Robert Norfor MacCarthy, son of Justin Edward Daniel MacCarthy (Captain) and Anne Davies Norfor, on 12 Jun 1880 at Seaview Cottage, Port Douglas, Qld, Australia. They were married at the residence of T. Powers Esq., Port Douglas (Edith's brother-in-law) . Edward's occupation was shown as Snr Collector of Customs and Police Magistrate, he was 29 years old and a bachelor. His birth place was shown as Calicut, East India. Edith was a spinster aged 30 years; her birth place was shown as Wetheron Station, Burnett Station, Qld. Edward's father was shown as Justin Edward Daniel MacCarthy, late of the 40th regiment, his mother as Anne Davies Norfor. Edith's father was shown as Richard Bushnell, Gentleman, and her mother as Jane Clarke. The witnesses were John Gaul and Jessie Struthers and the officiating minister as Albert Cornelius Mosley.359
Edith Bushnell died on 11 Aug 1898 at Fernleigh, near Mackay, Qld, Australia, at age 48. She died from hyperpyrexia (malignant hyperthermia) which she had had for 11 days prior to death. She was attended by Dr. A.T. Dulie who last saw her on 8 Aug 1898. Her father's name was shown as Richard Bushnell but no mother's name was shown. Her husband was the informant. Her place of birth was shown as Witheron Station, Burnett, Qld. She had been married at the age of 30 at Port Douglas, Qld. She was succeeded by 7 living children (Eward Richard 17, Justin Eric 15, Norton Norman 13, Edith Alice 12, Aubrey Roy 11, Mina Evelyn 9 and Bernett Hofford 8; spelling as per death certiciate).360 She was buried on 12 Aug 1898 at Mackay Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Mackay, Qld, Australia. The Reverend. W.A. Turner, Church of England, conducted the burial service. The witnesses to the burial were I.C. Binney and William Matthews. Alexander Grant certified the burial, which was registered at Mackay on 4 Sep 1898, by the registrar A. Hanbury. She is in the Church of England (Anglican) Section; Block 2; Line# 2; Plot#:38. Burial #: 2164-1. She is buried with many other family members, but Edith was probably the first person to interred in this grave. The burial fee was $5.361
Edward and Edith lived in 1897 at Fernleigh, Mackay, Qld, Australia, as Farmers and he also held an Auctioneer's Licence and premises in Mackay.362
According to one of Edith's grand-daughters, Edith had black hair, but, on seeing a bolting horse, and thinking it was dragging one of her sons, her hair went white overnight.363
Edward Robert Norfor MACCARTHY was born on 30 May 1851 at Calicut, Kerala, India.364 He was baptized on 14 Sep 1851 at Chaplains Station, Madras, Kerala, India. He was baptised by the chaplain, Henry Deanes in the presence of A. and H. Conolly.365
He married Edith Mary Allen, daughter of Joseph Paine Allen and Hannah Canning, on 28 Jun 1899 at Fernvale, Mackay, Qld, Australia. They were married in the residence of the bride-groom at Mackay according to the rites of the Church of England. J.C.B. MacCarthy and Alice G. MacCarthy (probably his brother, John Charles, and sister Alice Gertrude) were the witnesses. W. Abal Turner was the officiating minister. Edward was 48 years old and a widower and Edith was 19 and a spinster. Edith had been the family housekeeper. A.B. Gibson registered the marriage at Mackay on 30 Jun 1899. She was shown as being 19 years of age, having been born at Stoney Creek, NSW, with father Joseph Paine Allen, a mining engineer, and mother Hannah Canning.366
Edward Robert Norfor MacCarthy died on 15 Dec 1924 at Parramatta Road, Leichhardt, NSW, Australia, at age 73. When Edward died he was an old age pensioner, having been an Auctioneer, and died of myocarditis at age 74. His medical attendant was John Jamieson, who last saw him on 16 Dec. The informant was shown as M.A. MacCarthy, his son by his second marriage, whose address was D.Mecs, Flinders Naval Base, Western Port, Vic. His death certificate shows his place of birth as Calicut, India. The children's names were shown as: Happy, Roy, Eric, Norrie, Bernard, Mina, Alice, all shown as living, and, by his second marriage, Dorothy J.A., age 22, and Maurice A.A., age 21, both living, with none shown as deceased. That is incorrect as at least one child by his second marriage was killed by a horse at the age of two. Edward was shown as having been about 66 years in Qld and NSW. He was shown as having been married twice, with spouses shown as Edith -, and Alice Edith Allan. His father was Justin MacCarthy, a Military Officer, and his mother as "not known."367 He was buried on 18 Dec 1924 at Church of England Section, Rookwood Cemetery, NSW, Australia. R.O. Todd of Motor Funerals Ltd, buried Edward and the officiating minister was R.O. Todd. Arthur R. Thomas and Thomas E. Hart witnessed the burial. For some reason there is no record of his grave site in the Rookwood Cemetery records.368
Edward was educated for the army, but, on completion of his studies in 1867, he worked for the Government Shipping Office in Brisbane, where, on 17 May 1872, he was transferred to the Customs section. From the position of tide-waiter he worked himself up to the office of Sub-collector of Customs in Mackay where he was stationed in 1872.
With the exception of occasional visits to ports further north, between 1872 and 1894 he remained a continuous resident of Mackay. In addition to discharging the duties pertaining to his office of collector, he also filled the position of Water Police Magistrate, Harbourmaster, Shipping Inspector, Inspector of Distilleries and Breweries, and Inspector of Oyster Fisheries. He was a member of the Licensing and Fire Brigade Boards, a share-holder and representative of the Government in the Eton Central and Racecourse Central Sugar Mills. Some of the government positions were:
Date. Position. Place. Salary, Pounds pa.
17th May 1872, Locker and Clerk, (Mackay,) Pioneer River, 150-0-0.
17th May1872, Boatman and Collector, Pioneer River, 96-0-0.
8th May 1874, Second Officer, Pioneer River, 180-0-0.
1st December 1877, Acting Sub-Collector of Customs, Port Douglas, 250-0-0.
1st January1879, Sub-Collector of Customs, Port Douglas, 300-0-0.
1st January1879, Shipping Master, Port Douglas
1st January1879, Harbour Master, Port Douglas
1st January1879, Shipping Inspector, Port Douglas
1st January1879, Police Magistrate, Port Douglas
5th June 1881, Sub-Collector of Customs, Pioneer River 350-0-0.
5th June 1881, Shipping Master, Pioneer River
5th June 1881, Harbour Master, Pioneer River
5th June 1881, Inspector of Distilleries, Pioneer River
5th June 1881, Water Police Magistrate, Pioneer River
5th June 1881, Inspector of Fisheries, Pioneer River
5th June 1881, Registrar of B.D.M. Mackay,
1st July 1884, Sub-Collector of Customs, Pioneer River, 400-0-0.
1st October 1885, Inspector of Breweries, Pioneer River
1886, Shipping Inspector, Pioneer River, 25-0-0.
5th December 1894, Sub-Collector of Customs, Cooktown, 400-0-0.
5th December 1894, Harbour Master, Cooktown
5th December 1894, Shipping Inspector, Cooktown
5th December 1894, Inspector of Distilleries & Excise, Cooktown.369
Edward was retired on 30 Jun 1895 at Cooktown, Qld, Australia.370 He and Edith Mary Allen lived between 1905 and 1906 at "Fernleigh", Mackay, Qld, Australia; he was shown as a Commission Agent. Both Edwars and Edith Mary were shown at this address.371 He lived in 1909 at Plane Creek, Qld, Australia. He was shown as an Agent. Edward's wife Edith Mary was shown as living in MacKay but not at Plane Creek. This raises the question of were they still living together?372 He lived between 1912 and 1913 at Mackay, Qld, Australia.373 He lived in 1914 at Fernleigh, Mackay, Qld, Australia; but his wife was not enrolled at the same address at that time. This is the last Qld entry for him, from 1919 he was in Sydney.374 He lived in 1919 at 78 Rosser St, Rozelle, NSW, Australia.375 He lived in 1921 at 22 Moodie St, Cammaray, NSW, Australia.376 He lived in 1922 at 180 Ernest St, Cammaray, NSW, Australia.377
The seven known children of Edith5 Bushnell and Edward Robert Norfor MacCarthy were as follows:
+ 64 i. Edward Richard Thornton6 MacCarthy, born 31 May 1881 at Port Douglas, Qld, Australia; married Fanny Clara Morgan.
+ 65 ii. Justin Eric MacCarthy, born 2 Mar 1883 at Qld; married Margaret Jane McMillen.
+ 66 iii. Norfor Norman MacCarthy, born 21 Sep 1884 at Qld; married Bessie Lander; married Mary Fitzsimons.
+ 67 iv. Edith Alice MacCarthy, born 15 Feb 1886 at Mackay, Qld, Australia; married John Charles Johnston.
+ 68 v. Aubrey Roy MacCarthy, born 23 Apr 1887 at Mackay, Qld; married Frances Margaret Sargent.
+ 69 vi. Mina Evelyn MacCarthy, born 31 Oct 1888 at Qld; married Daniel Crank; married Norman "Bob" T. Gray.
70 vii. Burnett Stafford 'Peter' MacCarthy was born on 21 May 1890 at Qld, Australia.378 He married Lucy Margaret Watt on 1 Jan 1910 at Qld, Australia.379 He died on 10 Nov 1948 at Qld, Australia, at age 58.380
He was enrolled on the electoral roll as a labourer living in 1922 at Mackay, Qld, Australia.381
35. Elizabeth5 BUSHNELL (Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 8 Dec 1850 at Wetheron, Gayndah, Qld.382 She was baptized on 22 Aug 1852 at Presbyterian Church, Parish of St Lawrence, Sydney, Cumberland, NSW.383 She married James Powers, son of James Powers and Mary Ann Clarkson, on 4 Nov 1871 at St Pauls Church, Maryborough, Qld. They were married by Rev. G.G. Danvers.384 She died on 3 May 1941 at 'Wetheron' Montpelier St, Wilston, Qld, at age 90. She was buried on 5 May 1941 at St Matthew's Cemetery, Sherwood, Qld.
James POWERS was born on 5 Nov 1848 at Brisbane, Qld.385,386 He was baptized in 1849 at Prebyterian, Brisbane, Qld.387 He died on 14 May 1913 at Ispwich, Qld, at age 64. He was buried at Paddington Cemetery, Lang park, Qld.388 He was Clerk of Petty Sessions. On 1 Feb 1876 he was appointed Police Magistrate in Bowen on 13 Nov 1874 at Bowen, Qld.389 He was Clerk of Petty Sessions on 16 Nov 1876 at Cairns, Qld, after Cairns had been gazetted on 27 Oct 1876 as a place for holding Courts of Petty Sessions. He became the Commissioner for Lands and Lands Agent on 18 May 1887. On 17 nov 1877 he also took on the position of Post Master and on 3 jan 1878 the additional positions of Registrar and Bailiff. At the end of 1878 James succeeded Police magistrate Morley in a temporary position.390 He was transferred on 4 Feb 1879 at Port Douglas, Qld. On 14 Mar 1879 the District Court was moved to Port Douglas. In 1880 James was Clerk of Petty Sessions, Bailiff, Registrar, Land Commissioner and Land Agent.391 On 19 Jul 1883 the family moved to Bundaberg where, on 11 Sep 1883 James held the positions of Clerk of Petty Sessions, Registrar, Baliff, Land Commissioner and Land Agent. He retired from Government positions on 22 may 1884, they were then living at Toongarra Street, Bundaberg.392,393 He was managing clerk for Morton and Powers between 1884 and 1888 at Bundeberg, Qld.394 In 1886 an application was made, and approved, for a 2300-acre grazing property at Isis. He returned to government employment at Nango on 9 Aug 1890. In 1906 the electoral roll showed that he was living at Mt Egmont, Taranf, as a Grazier, with his family living at Gipps Street, Nanango. On 9 Jul 1905 he moved to Alice Street, Maryborough, and onto Ipswich on 22 Sep 1910. Government records show he was employed in Ipswich in 1913 but not in 1914. His wife Elizabeth, and family, next show up on the rolls at Brisbane St., Toowong, on 15 Sep 1914, and in 1915-18 at Aston St., Toowong. Later they were shown at "Roslyn", Montpelier St., Newmarket, in 1920, with a change to "Wetheron" in 1925.395 He lived in 1886 at Burnett St, Bundeberg, Qld.396 He was an Alderman on the local council between 1886 and 1892 at Bundeberg, Qld.397 He was Auctioneer for Powers and Thorburn in 1888 at Bundeberg, Qld. He was the Mayor in 1889 at Bundeberg, Qld.398
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The 10 known children of Elizabeth5 Bushnell and James Powers were as follows:
71 i. James Richard6 Powers was born on 17 Aug 1872 at 23 Fort Street, Maryborough, Qld.399 He died on 27 Jan 1894 at Bundeberg, Qld, at age 21. He was buried at Cemetery, Bundaberg, Qld, in Block:1, Row:8.400
He was a Clerk in 1894 at Burnett St, Bundaberg, Qld.
72 ii. Charles Arthur Powers was born on 31 Jan 1874 at Qld.401 He died on 31 Mar 1874 at Maple Grove, Maryborough, Qld.402 He was buried on 1 Apr 1874 at Cemetery, Maryborough, Qld; he is buried in the same grave plot as Richard Bushnell and Jane Clarke.
73 iii. Percy Albert Powers was born on 3 Feb 1875 at Maryborough, Qld.403
74 iv. William Powers was born on 21 Mar 1876 at Bowen, Qld.404 He died on 21 Mar 1876 at Bowen, Qld.405
75 v. Edith Evelyn 'Nin' Powers was born on 10 Jul 1877 at Cairns, Qld.406 She married John Jospeh Bates on 23 May 1934 at Brisbane, Qld.407
She had no children.
76 vi. Herbert Slater Powers was born on 13 Jul 1878 at Cairns, Qld.408 He married Ruby Woody Telg on 10 Jul 1924 at Brisbane, NSW, Australia.409
He No Issue.
+ 77 vii. Amy Elizabeth Powers, born 13 Nov 1880 at Seaview Cottage, Port Douglas, Qld; married Henry Millis Hamilton.
78 viii. Ethel May 'Ettie' Powers was born on 25 May 1882 at Seaview Cottage, Port Douglas, Qld.410 She died on 10 May 1971 at Qld at age 88. She was cremated on 12 May 1971 at St Matthew's Cemetery, Sherwood, Qld, she is in Row:F, Pos:8.411
79 ix. Ida Muriel Powers was born on 13 Jul 1884 at Bundaberg, Qld.412 She died on 30 Aug 1960 at Qld at age 76. She was cremated at St Matthew's Cemetery, Sherwood, Qld, her remains are in Row:F, Pos:7.413
80 x. Norman Leslie Powers was born on 17 Apr 1886 at Bundaberg, Qld.414
36. Richard 'Dick'5 BUSHNELL (Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 18 Mar 1852 at Wetheron, Gayndah, Qld. Richard is said to be the first white male born in the Burnett Area of Qld.415,416 He was baptized on 22 Aug 1852 at Presbyterian Church, Parish of St Lawrence, Sydney, Cumberland, NSW.417 He married Fanny (Fannie) Bright, daughter of John Bright and Mary Walters, on 23 Jan 1883 at All Saints Church, Ann St, Brisbane, Qld.418
Richard 'Dick' Bushnell died on 22 Aug 1933 at Aplin St, Nanango, Qld, at age 81. He was buried on 23 Aug 1933 at Cemetery, Nanango, Qld. The funeral was handled by Mr. W.R. Harris.419 His estate was probated on 3 Apr 1935. Richard was shown as late of "Ideraway" near Gayndah, and the claimants were Ida Frances Banks of Cooroy, Hilda May Oxlad of Mirani via Mackay, the wife of William Arnold Oxlad, Mary Nowell Bussell, a spinster, of Nanago, and Walter Norman Bushnell and Ernest Burnett Bushnell, both of Gayndah. The will was dated 10 Sep 1932 and gazetted in the QGG on 6 Apr 1935, page 1295.420
He started work on "Teebar Station" in 1868, "Imbil Station" 1869-1870, "Widgee Station" in 1871 then back to "Imbil from 1872-1874 and in 1874-1875 he was on "Yabba Station". In 1876 he was catching wild brumbies in the mountain ranges and sellin them, and in 1877 he worked on "Tarong", for about a year, then went back to catching brumbies. In 1879 he moved back to "Yabba" where he stayed for 10 years.421 He lived in 1889 at Woodford, Qld. He was shown as a "Station Manager."422 He selected 28 sq miles of "Boondoomba" in 1901, in the South Burnett District. He held that until 1912, then took up "Munboree", which he held until 1917. He then took over "Prairie", a part of "Ideraway", and in 1925 he owned part of the old "Ideraway" station, called "The Plains", which he held until his death.423 He lived in 1930 at "Prairie", Ideraway (nr Maryborough), Qld. This reference was a letter in the Maryborough Chronicle and was the final reply in a controversy related to the early settlement of the Burnett River area. The text of the letter read, (with some comments added):
Early Days in the Burnett.
Dear Sir, - Kindly allow me to space to reply to George Mclaughlan. I regret having to break through my promises not to write again regarding George McLaughlan; but he has trodden on my toes too hard, and he must be shown up in such false statements as he has made.
Now, to start with, he states, in one of his letters, that he was born in 1852, making him the same age as myself, as I was born on Wetheron station in 1852 on 18 of March. I wish to show that I was on Wetheron Station at that time and for some time after that, some four or five years and this was before George McLaughlan was born for I had two sisters born on Wetheron - one in 1849. Mrs. James Powers, now living in Brisbane, was born on the same place at the end of 1850. Mrs. James Powers still lives in Brisbane and is in her 80th year and can confirm my statements. My father got his colonial experience on the Logan on Rindowimba ( this probably should be Nindooinbah) while working for Mr Cartin Collins, and it was there Mr Humphris (not Humphrey as George McLaughlan calls him and Mr James Walker also called him. There was no such man on Wetheron.) knew my father, and the two Lawlesses of Booubyjan, who were also on the Logan, having stock there, at that time; and it was there that Mr Humphris arranged with my father to come to Wetheron. I may say my father was married on the Logan (they were married in Brisbane but were from the Logan) and came to Wetheron with Mr Humphries stock and the Herbert Bros' (of Ban Ban) stock; they were boxed and travelled together to their destination about 1846 or 47. The lawlesses knew my father well on the Logan and offered him the management of Booubyjan, after Wetheron was sold and delivered by ny father to Messrs Morton and Brock. Now Mr George McLaughlan will tell you yet my father was never manager of Booubyjan, where we were for 9 years.
Before Mr Humphris left for England, he gave my parents a large Bible that he used to read prayers out of every Sunday night, on Wetheron, and in that Bible is Mr William Humphris' name, and also the names of 14 of the Bushnell family children - the year they were born and where at and the dates inserted in that Bible when the children were christened and by the person that did the christening. Mr Humphris also made my father a gift of two horses; called Coronet and Eclipse. These two horses my father ran at the Gayndah races with success, and one of the horses was never beaten. I think he ran them two different years in Gayndah while on Wetheron. Mr Humphris being at home in England decided not to return to Australia again and offered Wetheron to my father, on good terms. The conditions at the time being unsatisfactory and not seeing his way clear he refused the offer and Mr W.H. Walsh of Degilbo tried to persuade him to accept the offer. (He was a good friend of to my father).
I would like to point out at that time the shepherds on many of the stations were running away to diggings in New South Wales, as they were booming at that time. Wetheron was equally treated by the shepherds; they either left the sheep in the sheep yards or in the bush and cleared off, and the station hands (what were left) had to keep a constant watch on the shepherds, seeing them every day, so my father had a very anxious time for some months and this assisted in his decision not to take on Wetheron, and Mr Humphris deposed of it to Messrs Moreton and Brock through a Sydney agent, Mr Moreton then being in that locality, where he got his first colonial experience.
I would like to mention that the Bible given to my parents is still in the family, my youngest sister has it in Brisbane and it can be produced. (The sister mentioned would, more than likely, have been Mary Jane Bushnell who married William Smith Binnie in 1881.)
I could write many things that my mother told us of, the early days and what we afterwards knew of. George McLaughlan writes about early days and the delivery of Wetheron, and that Mr Humphris had to show Mr Moreton over Wetheron. How could he do so when he was not in Australia, being then in England and this also can be proved so that George McLaughlan's statements are not to be relied on. It anybody showed Mr Moreton it was my father for he did give delivery of Wetheron to Mr Moreton, and then we left for Booubyjan where we were until 1867. Greaves was never manager in my father's time, whatever he was in Mr Moreton's time, after we left Wetheron. Greaves used to live on an out station belonging to Wetheron, called Wyar. Mr Centor Moreton lived there some years after when he bought Brock's share of Wetheron and became a partner with his brother.
I never heard Wetheron called Ban Ban, they were both separate places; the Herbert Bros had Ban Ban.
Thanking you in anticipation.
May 5, 1930.
Note: A note by the editor of the newspaper stated that this letter by Richard Bushnell closed off what had developed into a controversy.
Fanny (Fannie) BRIGHT was born on 1 May 1853 at Linton, Cambridge, England.425 She married William Craddock Nowell Bussell, son of William J Bussell and Ann Nowell, on 27 Jan 1869 at Brisbane, Qld.426 She died on 9 Mar 1928 at Aplin St, Nanango, Qld, at age 74.427 She was buried on 10 Mar 1928 at Nanango Cemetery, Nanango, Qld.428 Her estate was probated on 23 Mar 1929. The claimant was Ida Francis Banks of Cooroy, the wife of James Porter Banks. The will was dated 21 Jan 1928 and gazetted on 23 Mar 1929 in the QGG page 898.429 She immigrated on 14 Nov 1853 to Brisbane, Qld, she arrived with her parents on the ship Caroline.430 She was a claimant in the will of Alexander Charles Lovett, a Carpenter and Builder of Nanago, Qld. Other claimants were Mary Bright (widow), Walter John Bright (labourer), Sarah anne Bright (spinster) and Harry Bright (labourer), all of Nanago. The will was dated 17 Feb 1881 and the notice appears in the QGG on 21 Jan 1893, page 197.431
The seven known children of Richard 'Dick'5 Bushnell and Fanny (Fannie) Bright were as follows:
81 i. Mary Nowell6 Bussell was born on 27 Feb 1870 at Nanango, Qld.432
She Adopted by Dick BUSHNELL. Spinster. On after 1883 her name was legally changed to Mary Nowell BUSHELL when she was adopted by Richard Bushell.
82 ii. Ernest Burnett Bushnell was born on 13 Nov 1883 at Qld.433 He married Jessie Banks on 4 Aug 1910. He died on 22 May 1944 at Woodmiller, Gayndah, Qld, at age 60.434 He was buried on 24 May 1944 at Gayndah Cemetery, Gayndah, Qld.435
83 iii. Eva Constance Bushnell was born on 18 Sep 1885 at Qld.436 She died on 19 Dec 1886 at Qld at age 1.437 She was buried at Nanango Cemetery, Nanango, Qld.438
84 iv. Norman Richard Bushnell was born on 14 Nov 1887 at Qld.439 He died on 19 Aug 1891 at Qld at age 3.440 He was buried at Nanango Cemetery, Nanango, Qld.441
+ 85 v. Ida Frances Bushnell, born 18 Mar 1890; married James Porter Banks.
+ 86 vi. Walter Norman Bushnell, born 15 Sep 1891 at Qld; married Annie Louisa Lenz.
+ 87 vii. Hilda May Bushnell, born 28 Nov 1893 at Nanango, Qld; married Walter Arnold Oxlad.
37. Joseph James 'Joe'5 BUSHNELL (Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 21 Feb 1854 at Ipswich, Qld.442,443,444 He was baptized on 24 Jul 1854 at Canal Creek (Leyburn), District of Darling Downs, Aubigny and Merivale, Qld. He was baptised by Benjamin Glennie.445 He married Sarah Ann (Annie) Baker, daughter of James Baker and Leah Defford, on 22 Mar 1877 at St Pauls Church, Maryborough, Qld. Sarah Ann baker was living in England when Mrs Ellen Lawless, and her husband, Paul, went there for a visit. They brough Sarah back to Qld with them as a Governess for their daughter, Ellen Lawless. Both Joseph and Annie, being excellent horse riders, had ridden their horses from "Booubyjan" to Maryborough, a distance of 85 miles, to get married.446 He died on 29 Jul 1946 at Wondai, Qld, at age 92.447 He was buried on 31 Jul 1946 at Wondai Cemetery, Wondai, Qld.448
About 3 months after the family moved to Maryborough, in about 1870, Joseph was apprenticed to John Eaton of "Teebar Station", where, after about 5 years, he became the Head Stockman, on a salary of 75 pounds per year. He was then offered the position as Head Stockman as "Booubyjan Station" at 100 pounds per year. He attained the position of Station Overseer after 5 years at the age of 23.449 After the birth of Herbert Baker, Joseph worked as Overseer on "Boonambula Station". The family next moved to gayndah and Joseph worked the surrounding stations of "Ideraway", "Bandon", "Mungy", "Rosslyn", "Yarold", "Caninda", "Cania", "Mahoone", and back to "Roslyn" over the next 2 years as a Kangaroo Shooter. In about 1883 the family moved to "Gigoomgan" which he managed. In about 1886 Joseph was offered a job at "Mondure Station" at double the salary he was getting at "Gigoomgan". The family moved there a remained from 1886 until 1911.450 In 1911 Joseph and Annie leased their own property at "The Springs" at Chelmsford outside Wondai. He lived in 1930 at "The Springs", Wondai, Qld.451 He
An extract from a folder written by Joseph James in the 1840's reads: Our mode of transport from Wetheron to Booubyjan was by bullock teams and it took five days to do the journey of 45 miles. We were continually getting bogged and stuck against big trees. We arrived at 9 o'clock on the fifth day..452
Sarah Ann (Annie) BAKER was born on 6 Jul 1859 at Glastonbury, Somerset, England. She died on 28 Mar 1923 at Wynnum, Qld, at age 63. She was buried at Bulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld. She is buried in Sect:10; Pos:56. The inscription reads Annie Bushnell wife of J.J. Bushnell d. 28 Mar 1923.453 Her estate was probated on 19 Jan 1924. Claimants were the Qld Trustees. The will was dated 9 Apr 1907 and was gazetted in the QGG on 19 Jan 1924, page 172.454
The three known children of Joseph James 'Joe'5 Bushnell and Sarah Ann (Annie) Baker were as follows:
40. William (Robert)5 BUSHNELL (Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 22 Jun 1858 at Wetheron, Gayndah, Qld. His birth details show his father, Richard, was a Superintendent, who was 42 years old, and who had come from Bristol, England. His mother was Jane Clarke, who had come from London, and was 29 years old. His parents were married in Brisbane in 1849. His birth was witnessed by Mrs Miller, and he was registered by his father, on 16 Aug 1858 at Gayndah.455,456 He married Christina Veit, daughter of Leonard Veit and Christina Schriber, on 4 Jun 1881 at St Pauls, Maryborough, Qld.457 He died on 3 Sep 1952 at Maryborough, Qld, at age 94. He was buried at Cemetery, Maryborough, Qld.458
He was a Compositor for the Maryborough Chronicle. He lived in 1889 at Ann St, Maryborough, Qld, he was shown as a "Printer."459
Christina VEIT was born on 12 Dec 1859. She died on 23 Jun 1936 at Maryborough, Qld, Australia, at age 76.460 She was buried at Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, NSW, Australia.461 Her estate was probated on 5 Jun 1937 at Qld, Australia. Claimants were Willaim Robert Bushnell, her husband, William James crane and Herbert Edward Royle, all of Maryborough. The will was dated 1 Jun 1929 and was gazetted in the QGG on 5 Jun 1937, page 1971.462
The only known child of William (Robert)5 Bushnell and Christina Veit was:
41. Mary Jane 'Minnie'5 BUSHNELL (Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 20 Mar 1860 at Booubyjan Cattle Station, Qld.463 She married William Smith Binnie, son of James Binnie and Margaret Smith, on 23 Jun 1881 at Seaview Cottage, Port Douglas, Qld. They were married by Rev. A.C. Mosley.464 She died on 26 Jun 1952 at East Brisbane, Qld, at age 92. She was buried at Bulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld, in Sect:6; Pos:216 (with many others).465
William Smith BINNIE was born on 16 Mar 1851 at Partick, Glasgow, Scotland, place details from his tombstone inscription. He died on 2 Oct 1914 at Brisbane, Qld, at age 63. He was buried at Bulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld, he is in Sect:6; Pos:216 (with many others).466 Towards the end of the 19th century and into the start of the 20th, the Binnies had ship repairing interests and foundries in Brisbane and South Brisbane. Margartet St in 1890; Mary St in 1896, and an Iron Foundary at 150 Alice St in 1897. These were later sold to Evans Deakin.467
The six known children of Mary Jane 'Minnie'5 Bushnell and William Smith Binnie were as follows:
+ 92 i. William Albert Andrew 'Berty'6 Binnie, born 22 Mar 1882 at Brisbane, Qld; married Victoria Mary Wain.
93 ii. Elsie Jane Millicent Binnie was born on 9 Aug 1885 at 23 Fort St, Maryborough, Qld.468 She died on 23 Jan 1886 at Brisbane, Qld.469 She was buried at Bulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld, in Sect:6; Pos:216 (with many others).470
94 iii. Arthur Reginald Binnie was born on 2 Dec 1886 at Brisbane, Qld.471 He died on 4 Dec 1886 at Brisbane, Qld.472 He was buried at Bulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld, he is in Sect:6; Pos:216 (with many others).473
+ 95 iv. Oswald Richard Walter Binnie, born 24 Jun 1888 at Brisbane, Qld; married Doris Clara Maud Bezant.
+ 96 v. Aubrey James Calender Binnie, born 30 Apr 1892 at Brisbane, Qld; married Alice Winnifred Isabella Sillars.
97 vi. Mervyn John Everard Binnie was born on 28 May 1895 at Brisbane, Qld.474 He died on 25 Jan 1937 at Brisbane, Qld, at age 41.475 He was buried at Bulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld, he is in Sect:6; Pos:215.476
42. Issac (Ike)5 BUSHNELL (Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 3 Nov 1861 at Booubyjan Cattle Station, Qld.477 He married Eveline Elizabeth Pengelly, daughter of John Henry Pengelly and Mary Jane Halligan, on 31 Oct 1885 at Residence W.S. Binnie Northcote St, East Brisbane, Qld.478 He died on 14 Oct 1951 at Maryborough, Qld, at age 89. He was buried on 16 Oct 1951 at Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Qld.479
He was apprenticed to Walkers Ltd. to learn the trade of Iron Founding circa 1877. He lived in 1889 at Alice St, Maryborough, Qld, he was shown as a "Moulder."480 He was the claimant in the will of William Anderson, an Iron Moulder, of Maryborough. who died on 16 Jul 1907. Isaac (a Moulder) was shown as being from "Granville", Maryborough. Another claimant was Cecil Lowther, a Pattern Maker, also of Maryborough. The will was dated 16 Jul 1907 and the probate was gazetted in the QGG on 28 Dec 1907, page 1519.481 He was a councillor on the local council between 10 Apr 1917 and Oct 1923 at Maryborough, Qld, and was the local Mayor from 21 Feb 1920 until 1 Aug 1921.
Eveline Elizabeth PENGELLY was born on 4 Oct 1864 at Brisbane, Qld.482 She died on 28 Apr 1921 at Maryborough, Qld, at age 56. She was buried on 29 Apr 1921 at Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Qld.483 Her estate was probated on 11 Feb 1922. Claimants to the will were Ethel Eugenie Bushnell, a spinster, of Maryborough. The will was dated 26 Apr 1921 and gazetted on 11 Feb 1922 in the QGG page 562.484
The seven known children of Issac (Ike)5 Bushnell and Eveline Elizabeth Pengelly were as follows:
98 i. Ethel Eugene6 Bushnell was born on 8 Sep 1886 at Qld.485 She married James Ellicombe on 11 May 1927 at Qld.486 She died on 13 Mar 1967 at age 80.
She No Issue.
+ 99 ii. Sydney Richard Bushnell, born 7 Jun 1888 at Qld; married Mabel Irene Campbell.
+ 100 iii. Melveton Clarke (Mel) Bushnell, born 6 Aug 1889 at Qld; married Annie Henritta Wittkopp.
101 iv. Issac Granville Bushnell was born on 7 Mar 1891 at Maryborough, Qld.487 He died on 15 Apr 1906 at Maryborough, Qld, at age 15.488 He was buried on 16 Apr 1906 at Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Qld.489
+ 102 v. Ivan Cyril Bushnell, born 14 Sep 1892 at Qld; married Ellen Lydia Reed.
103 vi. Eveline Mary (Poppy) Bushnell was born on 14 Jan 1894.490 She married Joseph Luke, son of Joseph Luke and Mary Jane Allen, on 18 Dec 1918 at Qld.491
She No issue.
104 vii. Ellen (Ella) Jane (Bunny) Bushnell was born on 31 Oct 1895 at Qld.492 She died on 24 Jul 1978 at Maryborough, Qld, at age 82. She was buried on 26 Jul 1978 at Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Qld.493
43. George Burnett5 BUSHNELL (Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 4 Jul 1863 at Boobyjan Cattle Station, Qld.494 He married Jennette (Jane) Leishman, daughter of William "Tell" Leishman and Margaret "Maggie" McIntyre, on 24 Aug 1887 at Qld.495 He died on 29 Aug 1911 at Excelsior Hotel, Rockhampton, Qld, at age 48.496 He was buried on 30 Aug 1911 at Cemetery, Rockhampton, Qld.
Jennette (Jane) LEISHMAN was born on 22 Jan 1867 at Brisbane, Qld.497 She died on 8 Jan 1965 at NSW at age 97.
The seven known children of George Burnett5 Bushnell and Jennette (Jane) Leishman were as follows:
44. Albert Thomas5 BUSHNELL (Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 26 Oct 1864 at Booubyjan Cattle Station, Qld.500 He married Jane Victoria Fleming, daughter of Robert Fleming and Margaret Robertson, on 5 Feb 1889 at Qld.501 He died on 8 May 1900 at Bundaberg, Qld, at age 35.502 He was buried at Bundeberg Cemetery, Bundaberg, Qld, he is buried with his wife in Block:3, Row:15.503,504
He lived in 1889 at Bourton St, Bundaberg, Qld, this was a listing for Relf and Bushnell, Taylors.505 He was a Taylor and Outfitter in 1890 at Bundeberg, Qld. He was a partner with Joseph Relf in the business "Relf and Bushnell Drapers". The business was dissolved by mutual consent in April 1890 and Albert carried on under the same name. In 1891 his business was renamed "Mens and Youths Tailors". In 1894 he sold the business to John Bartholomew and remained as manager.506
Jane Victoria FLEMING was born on 14 May 1864 at Qld.507 She died on 2 Aug 1949 at Sydney, NSW, at age 85. She was cremated at Bundaberg Cemetery, Bundaberg, Qld. Her ashes are in Block:3, Row:15 with her husband and son.508
The six known children of Albert Thomas5 Bushnell and Jane Victoria Fleming were as follows:
112 i. Robert Fleming6 Bushnell was born on 3 Apr 1890 at Qld.509 He married Eunice Winnifred Jane Cameron on 8 Apr 1925 at Qld.510 He died in 1984.
113 ii. Ethel Jane Bushnell was born on 5 Nov 1891 at Qld.511 She died in 1985.
114 iii. Margaret Robertson Bushnell was born on 10 May 1893.512 She died in 1982.
+ 115 iv. Lily May (Bunter) Bushnell, born 9 Jan 1895 at Qld; married Henry Scott-Harden.
116 v. Jessie Hill Bushnell was born on 16 Jan 1897 at Bundaberg, Qld.513 She died on 24 Dec 1898 at Bundaberg, Qld, at age 1. She was buried at Bundaberg Cemetery, Bundaberg, Qld, with her parents.514
117 vi. Albert Richard Bushnell was born on 30 Apr 1900 at Qld.515 He died on 20 Feb 1901 at Bundaberg, Qld.516 He was buried at Bundaberg Cemetery, Bundaberg, Qld, he died at age 10 months and is buried with his parents in Block:3, Row:15.517
47. Arthur Herbert5 BUSHNELL (Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 3 May 1871 at Maryborough, Qld.518 He was baptized on 25 Sep 1871 at Maryborough, Qld. He married Margaret (Maggie) Davis, daughter of John Davis and Kate O'Brien, on 6 Jan 1900 at Brisbane, Qld.519 He died on 14 May 1953 at Qld at age 82.520 He was buried at Mt Thompson Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld.521
He lived in 1892 at Burnett St, Bundeberg, Qld; he was a freeholder.522
Margaret (Maggie) DAVIS was born in 1863 at Wicklow, Ireland. She married Kenneth Collin Campbell McKay, son of Benjamin McKay and Mary C Young, in 1883 at Qld. She died on 16 Jun 1945 at Goodna Mental Hospital, Wolston Park, Qld. She was buried on 17 Jun 1945 at Old Nambour Cemetery, Nambour, Qld, in the Church or England section, No.1020.523
The two known children of Arthur Herbert5 Bushnell and Margaret (Maggie) Davis were as follows:
118 i. (nkf)6 Bushnell was born in 1902 at Qld. She died in 1902 at Qld.
+ 119 ii. Nora May Joyce Bushnell, born 14 May 1903 at Brisbane, Qld; married Litton Arthur Armitage Forbes Dr.
56. (--?--)5 BUSHNELL (Jacob4, Jacob3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born circa 1850 at England. She married (--?--) Roberts circa 1872 at England.
(--?--) ROBERTS is still living.
The only known child of (--?--)5 Bushnell and (--?--) Roberts was:
120 i. Henry E6 Roberts524,525,526 was born in 1874 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.527
He was enumerated with Jacob Walter Bushnell on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at 98 Broad St, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England,. He was listed as the Granson of the head, aged 7 and a Scholar.528
64. Edward Richard Thornton6 MACCARTHY (Edith5 Bushnell, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 31 May 1881 at Port Douglas, Qld, Australia. The nurse was Mary Graham and the medical attendant A.H. Barrow. The birth was registered at Cook Town on 28 June 1881 by the Registrar Howard St. George.529 He married Fanny Clara Morgan, daughter of Charles Talgai Morgan and Eliza Jane Holmes, on 12 Nov 1902 at Qld, Australia.530 He died on 23 Jul 1938 at Qld, Australia, at age 57.531 He was buried at Mackay Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Mackay, Qld, Australia.532
He lived in 1905 at Thomas Rd, Mackay, Qld.533 He and Fanny Clara Morgan were enrolled on the electoral roll between 1909 and 1914 living at Othello St, Mackay, Electorate of Herbert, Qld. In 1909 he was shown as a farmer but in 1913 he was a clerk. She was shown as performing "home duties." They were both enrolled on the electoral roll, him as a farmer, living between 1915 and 1917 at Dalrymple Creek, Mackay. He lived in 1931 at Mackay, Qld, he was shown as a Labourer.534
Fanny Clara MORGAN was born on 3 Oct 1876 at Qld.535 She died on 20 Aug 1972 at age 95.
The five known children of Edward Richard Thornton6 MacCarthy and Fanny Clara Morgan were as follows:
121 i. Thornton Edward7 MacCarthy was born on 21 Jun 1903 at Qld.536 He married Constance Hancock, daughter of Percival Hancock and Lily Harrison, on 17 Jun 1944 at Sydney, NSW. He died on 20 Jul 1974 at NSW at age 71.
122 ii. Hirrel Eliza Morgan MacCarthy was born on 6 Apr 1907 at Qld.537 She married Frederick Morgan Routh, son of George William Seaman Routh and Mabel Gertrude Morgan, on 7 Dec 1929.538 She died before 1999.
123 iii. Eric Charles MacCarthy is still living.
124 iv. Verleigh Joan MacCarthy was born on 28 Sep 1918. She married Leslie Cooper Lewis, son of Thomas Lewis and Amy Mary Cooper, on 2 Sep 1939 at Qld, Australia.539 She and Leslie Cooper Lewis were divorced circa 1964 at Qld, Australia.540 She married John Stanley Haly after 1964 at Australia.541 She died on 16 Dec 1997 at Qld, Australia, at age 79.542
She and John Stanley Haly lived in 1990 at 10 Legal St, Sunnybank, Qld.543
125 v. Stafford Ulrich (Barney) MacCarthy was born on 6 Jul 1925. He married Ida Rutherford, daughter of Thomas Andrew Rutherford and Janet Bruce Hamilton, on 12 Jun 1948. He died on 24 Jul 1984 at Qld at age 59.
65. Justin Eric6 MACCARTHY (Edith5 Bushnell, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 2 Mar 1883 at Qld.544 He married Margaret Jane McMillen, daughter of William McMillen and Margaret Kell, in 1909 at Dunedin, New Zealand.545
Margaret Jane MCMILLEN was born on 30 Jun 1878.
The four known children of Justin Eric6 MacCarthy and Margaret Jane McMillen were as follows:
126 i. Norman Oswald Eric7 MacCarthy was born in 1910 at New Zealand.546 He died in 1912 at New Zealand.547
127 ii. Roy Clifford Adrian MacCarthy is still living.
128 iii. Gladys Beryl Daphne MacCarthy is still living.
129 iv. Gordon Leslie Eric MacCarthy is still living.
66. Norfor Norman6 MACCARTHY (Edith5 Bushnell, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 21 Sep 1884 at Qld.548 He married Bessie Lander, daughter of Henry James Lander and Jane Wigmore, on 6 Nov 1905 at Qld.549 He married Mary Fitzsimons after 1935. He died on 23 Nov 1967 at Mackay, Qld, at age 83. He was buried on 24 Nov 1967 at Mackay Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Mackay, Qld, he is in the Church of England (Anglican) Section; Block 2; Line# 2; Plot#:38. Burial #: B3402. He is buried with many other family members. Burial fee was $36.0.550
He lived between 1903 and 1906 at Morgan St, Mt Morgan, Qld, as a Labourer.551 He and Bessie Lander lived between 1908 and 1917 at Morgan St, Mt Morgan, Qld. He was shown as a Labourer and she as a Housewife. Also living in the same street was Rose MacCarthy (possibly Rose Lander) doing Home Duties.552 He was enrolled on the electoral roll as a miner living in 1922 at Othello St, Mackay, Electorate of Mackay, Qld. He lived in 1931 at Mackay, Qld, as a Miner.553
Norfor Norman was educated at Mackay Boys School while living at "Fernvale". As a child he also worked in a local dairy. He eventually ran away from home and moved to Mt Morgan. (it is said that his father, Edward Robert Norfor, was a very cruel man and used to whip his children.) At Mt Morgan Norfor worked with his brother Roy in the Mt Morgan mines. He lived with Bessie Bishop (nee Lander) and her five children, helping to raise them (this was after the death of Bessie's first husband). He eventually married Bessie in 1905. (Bessie's sister, Rose, was married to Norfor's uncle, John Charles Buckner MacCarthy.) During their life together in Mt Morgan five children were born, three dying in infancy, all buried at Mt Morgan. With the closure of the Mt Morgan mine Norfor, Bessie and the two surviving children, Edith Bushnell and Eric Alexander, moved to Mackay, living in a tent at McEwans Beach, and he helped his brother, Edward, operate a fish trap. After two years there they moved to Nebo Road, Mackay, and lived with Edward and his family. They next moved into several rental properties. He worked as a Builders Labourer helping to build the grandstand at the local showground.
He eventually bought a property in Carlysle St., Mackay, near the Mackay railway goods yard where he was employed as a labourer. The house was later converted to a boarding house, which he supplied with kerosene and vegetables via a railway goods shed. During those years he build a weekender at Half Tide Island, a beach resort south of Mackay (now part of the largest coal loading terminal in the world). The beach hut was known as the Black Hut and the land it stood on is still vacant. A street and a creek in that area was named after Norfor; MacCarthy St., and Norrie Creek. After Bessie died in 19?? the boarding house was run by two housekeepers, Mrs. Challis and Mrs. Falkner. He later sold the boarding house, married Mary Fitzsimmons, and bought a house in Gregory St., Mackay, (he apparently kept finches in large aviaries). During that period he had a beach hut at Slade Point and a 14 ft launch. His marriage to Mary Fitzsimmons only lasted for about two years.
He sold the house in Gregory St. and moved in with his son Eric and his wife, Marion, in Coles Road, for about two years. (He used to store dynamite in the outside toilet and at one time Marion almost discharged a rifle into it to kill a snake.) He and his son Eric acquired a railway gate for the property and took it home on a Chevrolet (Chev) utility. (This apparently almost ended the marriage of Eric and Marion.) He later lived with a Mrs. Fitzsimmons in Milton St for about five years. They sold that property and moved into a house at Half Tide Island, renovating the house. He became a beach and bush comber and a general handyman. In later years development in the area started and they built two more houses. They next sold all the houses and moved closer to Munburra Rd., halfway between half Tine Island and Mackay. After about three years he sold that house and moved to Graffunder St., Mackay, near to Eric and Marion and their son, Warren; that was in about 1962.554
Bessie LANDER was born between Jan 1873 and Mar 1873 at Stourton, Wiltshire, Elngland.555,556 She married Alfred James Bishop, son of George Bishop and Eliza Packer, on 28 Dec 1889 at Qld.557 She died on 7 Mar 1931 at Mackay, Qld.558 She was buried on 8 Mar 1931 at Mackay Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Mackay, Qld. She was enumerated with Henry James Lander on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Fairwood, Westbury, Wiltshire, England.559 She immigrated on 30 Dec 1886 to Brisbane, Qld.560
The five known children of Norfor Norman6 MacCarthy and Bessie Lander were as follows:
130 i. Edith Bushnell7 MacCarthy was born on 15 Mar 1906 at Qld.561 She died on 20 Oct 1928 at Mackay, Qld, at age 22. She died from Appendicitis.562 She was buried on 22 Oct 1928 at Mackay Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Mackay, Qld, she is in the Church of England (Anglican) Section; Block 2; Line# 2; Plot#:38. Burial #: A1288-1. She is buried with many other family members. The burial fee was $2.50.563
131 ii. Audry Irene MacCarthy was born on 24 Oct 1909 at Mt Morgan, Qld.564 She died on 8 Dec 1909 at Mt Morgan, Qld.565 She was buried on 9 Dec 1909 at Mt Morgan, Qld.
132 iii. Norfor MacCarthy was born on 30 Apr 1911 at Mt Morgan, Qld.566 He died on 5 May 1911 at Mt Morgan, Qld.567 He was buried on 6 May 1911 at Mt Morgan, Qld.
133 iv. Hubert Cecil MacCarthy was born on 10 Aug 1912 at Mt Morgan, Qld.568 He died on 9 Dec 1912 at Mt Morgan, Qld.569 He was buried on 10 Dec 1912 at Mt Morgan, Qld.
134 v. Eric Alexander Stafford MacCarthy is still living.
Mary FITZSIMONS is still living.
There were no known children of Norfor Norman6 MacCarthy and Mary Fitzsimons.
67. Edith Alice6 MACCARTHY (Edith5 Bushnell, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 15 Feb 1886 at Mackay, Qld, Australia. Her father was shown as Edward Robert Norfor MacCarthy, a Sub-collector of Customs; he was 35 years of age, having been born at Calicut, East India. Her mother was Edith Bushnell, 36 years of age, born at Wetheron Station, Burnett, Qld. The informant was her father, the midwife was Dr. A. Caulfield and the nurse Mrs Angus. Her siblings Edward R.T. (4), Eric Justin (3) and Norfor Norman (1 1/2) preceded Edith.570
Edith Alice MacCarthy married John Charles Johnston, son of William Johnston and Amelia Rebecca Ward, on 4 Feb 1910 at Mission House, Leichhardt St, Brisbane, Qld, Australia. Jarvis B. Johnson married them according to the rites of the "Joyful News Mission". The witnesses were R.B. Crawford and Lena G. Johnson. The marriage was registered on 7 Feb 1910 by Hartley Lancaster Dixon, Deputy Registrar-General.571
Edith Alice MacCarthy died on 4 Jul 1933 at Acacia Road, Sutherland, NSW, Australia, at age 47. She died of carcinoma of the uterus and secondary deposits in the lungs, which she had had for 16 and 3 months respectively. Her medical attendant had been Dr. E.H. Miles who last saw Edith on 4 July. The informant was her husband, John Charles. She left 5 living children.572 She was buried on 8 Jul 1933 at Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW, Australia. The officiating Congregational minister was Percy R. Riley and she was buried by Montague Enos Sellin of Charles Kinsela Undertakers. She was buried in Rose Garden 4, pos 0206 (Congregational Section S:, Pos:4/5) with her son Ronald Charles; her husband was also buried in the same grave in 1952. The witnesses to the burial were her son, Lawrence and her husband.573,574,575
She was a Domestic in 1910. She and John Charles Johnston lived between 1915 and 1917 at Town Beach, Wharf St, Mackay, Qld, Australia.576 Edith Alice was a very pretty girl with long reddish coloured hair. For some reason not many of her grandchildren had hair of the same colour. One that did was Charles Benjamin Johnston, the youngest son of Alan Johnston, Edith's son. She led a very hard life as the family, as were many in those 1920 depression days, were very poor monetarily. However, All the children ended up with good jobs and were all well off, if not overly rich.
She lived in 1921 at North Side, Mackay, Qld, Australia.577 She and John Charles Johnston lived between 1922 and 1933 at Forest Road/Acacia St, Sutherland, NSW, Australia.578
There is in existence a MacCarthy family tree that traces their line back to the English King Edward III. Apparently when Edith would mention it, John Charles would comment that "that was nothing as he was related to the martyr Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, who was burned at the stake by Bloody Mary (Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon) on 16 Oct 1555. Ridley was burned at the stake with Hugh Latimer for opposing the attempt by Bloody Mary to take England back to the Church of Rome". It is unclear if Nicholas Ridley was related to Harriet Ridley, the grandmother of John Charles Johnston.
John Charles JOHNSTON was born on 30 Jul 1888 at Nowa Nowa, Tambo, Vic, Australia. John's birth certificate was signed by his father William, a labourer living at Orbost. He had two siblings, William Edward, aged 4 and Ethel Rose aged 3. The witnesses to his registration were Mrs H.S.Charmann, the registered nurse, Mr A. W. Ward, the occupier of the residence, probably Amelia's brother, and Mrs Ward (senior), possibly Amelia's brother's wife, who acted as midwife. John Charles was registered on 6 Sep 1888 at Orbost by Jas Jno Thompson, the Deputy Registrar.579
John Charles Johnston died on 1 Jul 1952 at 133 Oak Road, Kirrawee, NSW, Australia, at age 63. He was buried on 4 Jul 1952 at Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW, Australia. Buried in Rose garden 4, pos 0206 (Congregational Section:S, Pos:4/5), with his wife Edith Alice and son Ronald Charles.580,581 His estate was probated in 1953 at NSW, Australia.582
Little is known of the early life of Charlie, as he was normally known. One item of interest was how he lost his finger(s). Apparently his elder sister was chopping wood and Charlie dared her to chop off his fingers if he put them on the block. Well, it appears that he did and she did, chopping off two fingers, one of which was sewn back on.
His mother died when John was about 11 years old and his eldest sister Ethel Rose (Aunty Sis), who at that time was only 12 years old, took the family role of mother. When Ethel Rose was just 16 years old she married Jack Lay and they, and the two younger siblings, Doris and Christina, moved to live on Raymond Island in the Gippsland Lakes. John Charles did say at one time that his father had kicked him out of the house and he referred to his father as a "sanctimonious old bastard". (Rather interestingly, John's sister, Christina referred to her father as a wonderful old Scottish gentleman.)
John Charles moved to Queensland probably in the early 1900's. That was after his mother died and the family came under the wing of his eldest sister, Ethel Rose, who was married to Jack Lay. Ethel took all the children, except for Mary and William Edward to Qld. John Charles first appears on the Commonwealth electoral roll in 1915 and 1916, living in the Division of Herbert, subdivision of Mackay. He is shown as a labourer living at Town Beach , Wharf St., Mackay. His wife Edith Alice is also shown at the same address. Interestingly, only his wife, Edith Alice, is shown as living at North Side, Mackay on the 1921 electoral roll.
John's son Alan, always said that his father was a very "hard" man physically. He was apparently very strong, and Alan used to tell the story of him carrying 56lb weights home from work just for something to carry. He was a very good axeman, and many of his tree felling tools were left in Alan's house at Kirrawee. One item of special interest was a thin cylinder that was rammed into the centre of a tree, wedges were driven into the outside of the tree trunk and the cylinder filled with gun-powder. When the explosion occurred the log would be split into many pieces, which only needed ot be trimmed to turn them into railway sleepers.
The family moved several time between Sydney and Mackay in the late 1910's and 1920's. When in Sydney John Charles worked on the railways as a fettler, and when in Mackay on the wharves as a labourer.
In the early 1920's the family lived at Lillyvale, near Helensburgh, NSW, but, after the death of one of John's daughters of typhoid fever, they all moved to Sutherland. He was an Axeman (from his marriage certificate) in 1910.583 He lived between 1921 and 1922 at Lilyvale, NSW, Australia.584 He was enrolled on the electoral roll as a labourer in 1934 at Forest Road, Sutherland, Division of Werriwa, NSW, Australia. Also at that address was Henry Eric and Maud Isabella Johnston, although they were shown as living at Acacia St., the house was on the corner.
The nine known children of Edith Alice6 MacCarthy and John Charles Johnston were as follows:
135 i. Lawrence7 MacCarthy was born on 12 Sep 1904 at Qld, Australia; no father's name was shown in the birth index.585 He married Marjorie Mary Brophy in 1928 at Hurstville, NSW, Australia.586 He died on 3 Sep 1969 at Sutherland, NSW, Australia, at age 64. He was buried at Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW, Australia, he is buried with his wife in Rose garden 4, pos 0207 (Congregational Section:S, Pos:6/7).587,588
136 ii. Henry Eric MacCarthy (Flight Lieutenant) was born on 4 Apr 1909 at Brisbane, Qld, Australia; no father's name was shown in the birth index.589 He married Maud Isabella Rogers, daughter of James T Rogers and Jessie W Ryan, on 25 Oct 1930 at Sutherland, NSW, Australia.590
Henry Eric MacCarthy (Flight Lieutenant) died on 1 Sep 1952 at Aomi-Shima Island, Senzaki, Japan, at age 43. He was killed in a fatal aircraft accident. At the time Eric was serving in Korea as part of the 77th Squadron based in Korea. Eric had been on leave in Iwakuni, Japan, and decided to return to Korea in a two-seater Meteor Mk 7 (A77-704). He and the pilot, Pilot Officer Avery (022141) left Iwakuni at 1445 and set course for Kimpo, Korea. As they crossed the northwest Japanese coast, near Hagi, at about 1515, they flew into some ordinary cloud which, unfortunately, concealed a thunderstorm. The aircraft became uncontrollable and eventually crashed. Another aircraft flying with them in close formation was uplifted by about 1500ft, the pilot having to spin out of the cloud to regain control. That aircraft was severely damaged by the storm and returned to Iwakuni.
Eric's body was recovered by American Search and Rescue at about 0200 on 2 Sep 1952. Both of the occupants had left the aircraft and it is assumed that both had baled out. It is unclear from the report if they died due to not opening their parachutes, possibly by being injured during the exit from the aircraft, or their parachutes being destroyed by the storm, or to some other cause. The pilot was found several days later in a spot very near to where Eric had been found.591,592 He was buried at 11 AM on 4 Sep 1952 at Australian Section, British War Cemetery, Yokohama, Japan. Due to the earthquake nature of Japan it was recommended by the authorities that his grave be marked by a simple cross rather than a headstone. For some years after his death his wife, Maude, sent one pound to the airforce for the purchase of a wreath to be placed on his grave on 1 Sep each year, his birthday. This practice was discontinued in 1956 after the departure of the RAAF from Japan.593
. As of 1910, he was also known as Eric JOHNSTON which was the name he was always known as within the family.
Henry Eric MacCarthy (Flight Lieutenant) began military service on 30 Aug 1937 at RAAF Station, Laverton, Vic. He applied for entrance to the air force on 1 Dec 1936 as an Electrical Fitter when he was 27 years of age. He had completed an apprenticeship at Electrical Control and Engineering, Chester St., Camperdown, NSW. At the time his address was Clements Pde., Sutherland, and he was working for himself as a Carrier, with his own truck. On 9 Jul 1937 he informed the air force that he had had his tonsils and teeth removed and was fit for service. On 14 Jul 1937 he was placed on a waiting list, and on 4 Aug 1937 he advised the selection board that he had disposed of his business and was ready to enter the service. On the 30 Aug 1937 he was asked to proceed to Laverton, Vic, for enlistment as a Flight Fitter in Group 1, with the pay of an Aircraftman 1st Class; on a wage of 5 pounds 14 shillings and 11 pence per week.
There was some problem with Eric's birth certificate as a letter on 21 Aug 1940 was sent by him to the air force stating that a letter from his step-father, and a copy of his sister's birth certificate, had been presented at the recruiting depot. His service record was:
30 Aug 1937 - Aircraftman, Recruitment Depot and 1 Aircraft Depot, Laverton, Flight Fitter
6 Jun 1938 - Aircraftman, 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond, Fitter Aero
1 Oct 1939 - Lance Corporal, 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond, Fitter IIE
1 Jun 1940 - Corporal, 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond, Fitter IIE
1 Jul 1940 - Sergeant, 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond, Fitter IIE
1 Dec 1941 - Flight Sergeant, 2 Aircraft Depot and 5 Aircraft Depot, Richmond and Wagga, Fitter IIE
14 Oct 1942 - Warrant Officer, 1 E S, Ascot Vale, W.O.E. (Warrant Officer Engineer)
15 Dec 1942 - Warrant Officer, 7 Aircraft Depot, Tocumwal, W.O.E.
28 Feb 1944 - Warrant Officer, School of Admin, Melbourne
24 Apr 1944 - Warrant Officer, General Recon School, Bairnsdale
29 Nov 1944 - Flying Officer, 5 Communication Unit, Garbutt
3 Aug 1945 - Duty in New Guinea
11 Mar 1946 - 6 Stores Depot, Dubbo
9 Dec 1946 - 481 Squadron, Borneo and Japan
6 Oct 1948 - 381 Squadron, Japan
1 Jul 1949 - 77 Squadron, Japan
12 Dec 1949 - RAAF Station, Richmond, NSW
28 Apr 1950 - 77 Squadron, Japan
On 27 Sep 1942 he re-engaged in the RAAF for a further 6 years service.
He was promoted to Flight Officer on 22 Oct 1944 and to Flight Lieutenant on 23 Sep 1948. Various attachments during his service were 25 Feb 1946 to 24 Mar 1947 at Head Quarters, North Eastern Area, Townsville; 3 Sep 1948 to 5 Oct 1948 at 81 Wing, Head Quarters, Japan; 28 Apr 1952 to 20 May 1952 at Base Squadron, Richmond.
In 1945 his service number was changed from 2986 to 1597.
On 14 Apr 1948 a letter was received by the air force from his sister, Kathleen Hagner, requesting his address in Japan. This request was refused due to privacy reasons, and a suggestion was made that she send a letter to the RAAF and they would forward it to Eric.
He received the Australian Service Medal and the British Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal.594
137 iii. Charles Ronald Johnston was born on 12 Sep 1910 at Mackay, Qld.595 He died on 7 Oct 1928 at Sutherland, NSW, at age 18; he died of a broken neck after a fall from a tree.596 He was buried at Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW. Buried in Rose garden 4, pos 0206 (Congregational Section:S, Pos:4/5), with his parents Edith Alice and John Charles.597,598
138 iv. Dorothy Irene Johnston was born on 12 Jun 1912 at Mackay, Qld.599 She died on 14 Aug 1921 at Lilyvale, NSW, at age 9; she died from typhoid fever.600 She was buried at Corrimal Cemetery, Corrimal, NSW.601
139 v. Alan Johnston was born on 17 Nov 1913 at 17 Kenilworth St, Mackay, Qld, Australia. He was delivered by a nurse, Mrs Aitken and the birth was registered by the District Registrar Henry Edward Cooney at Mackay on 8 Dec 1913. He was preceded by Henry Eric (4), Charles Ronald (3), and Dorothy Irene (1).602 He was christened in 1931 at Acacia Rd, Sutherland, NSW, Australia; Alan was christened along with his brothers and sisters (Kathleen, Winifred, Kenneth and Collin Ralph) by Revd. Riley of the Congregational Church, Sutherland. His mother was ill and she did not want to die without knowing that her children had been christened. They were christened at the home.603
Alan Johnston married Norma Parnell, daughter of Benjamin Parnell and Annie Logan, on 8 Apr 1939 at Congregational Church, Sutherland, NSW, Australia.604
Alan Johnston died from ventricular fibrillation minutes on 8 Mar 1987 at 16 Sturt St, Killarney Vale, NSW, Australia, at age 73.605 He was cremated on 11 Mar 1987 at Palmdale Crematorium, Ourimbah, NSW, Australia. He was cremated in a civil ceremony at 11 AM. The oration was given by some of his old friends and was very well attended by his family and by many of his acquaintances.606 His ashes are at Palmdale, Ourimbah, NSW, Australia. Initially his ashes were buried at the home of his wife, at 16 Sturt St., Killarney Vale, NSW, but were moved to Palmdale some time later.607
He also went by the name of Sook.
Alan Johnston moved from Mackay, Qld, to Sydney, NSW, in about 1920. Apparently his family moved between Sydney and Mackay several times to fit in with the working habits of his father. They were living at Lillyvale, NSW (near Helensburgh) in about 1921, but, after the death of the eldest girl child, Doris, later moved to Acacia Rd., Sutherland, NSW. Alan went to school at Sutherland and was apparently quite bright, but, as the family was very poor, he had to leave school at an early age. He lived through the depression and went looking for work by travelling around on his bicycle. He eventually took an apprenticeship as a shoe repairer with a Mr Miller, who lived nearby. Alan was so short he had to stand on a box in order to reach the workbench. When Mr Miller retired Alan took over the business. The house in acacia Rd. was at the southern end, very close to a large amount of natural bush. In the 1920's there was a slaughter yard nearby where mainly sheep were slaughtered. There was a dairy about 200m away from which they obtained milk, etc. Behind the house was a tennis court and Alan was quite a good player winning trophies, and in 1932 was the Sutherland Shire C-grade champion. The family built their own full size tennis court on a block of land behind their home (the land was eventually given to Kenneth Roy where he built his first house). As the family was very poor they could not afford tennis rackets so their father made them out of timber. Alan eventually saved up 5/- and went to Newtown to buy himself a proper racquet. He eventually bought another one for 10/- and gave his "cheap" one to his sister, Kathleen. He recalled that he used to play barefooted as the family did not have enough money to afford to buy him tennis shoes. An opponent in one competition attempted to have him disqualified for playing without shoes so he found an old worn out pair and cut the soles out.
After marriage to Norma Parnell in 1939, Alan lived at Kirrawee, NSW. The shoe repair business was in a small shop in Flora St., Sutherland, next to the bus stop. The shop was a local centre for all his friends who were mainly connected with the local rugby league football club. At one time his brother, Ralph worked for him, and later, Stanley Woods, who worked with him for many years. Rugby league was his passion outside of work, and he eventually became president of the local club. He used to work very long hours, leaving home before day-break, and returning after the pubs shut at 6 pm. In about 1950 he sold the business at Sutherland and went on a working trip with his father, John Charles. They worked at Bendemeer in Northern NSW for a short period cutting railway sleepers and later on the Brown Mountain hydro electric scheme near Bemboka in Southern NSW. His wife, Norma, was left at home to rear the three children.
After being away for about 18 months, Alan moved the shoe repair business to the backyard of the house at Kirrawee. When the Aussie penchant for plastic thongs and non-wearout soles finally put him out of business he took a job on the Sutherland Council as a labourer and, in order to supplement his wages, he did shoe repairs in his spare time at home. He worked at that job for about 10 years, doing gardening work and later as a general hand at the local beaches at Cronulla. After he retired Alan and Norma moved to Killarney Vale, NSW. He was an active lawn bowler after he retired, belonging to the "Mingara Sports Club" near Berkeley Vale, NSW, on the Central Coast. He and Norma Parnell lived between May 1939 and Feb 1980 at 133 Oak Road, Kirrawee, NSW, Australia. The block of land at Kirrawee was very close to the railway station and cost them £90, and the house cost £500. The house and furnishings were paid off at the rate of 12/6 per week. He and Norma Parnell lived between Feb 1980 and 1987 at 16 Sturt St, Killarney Vale, NSW, Australia. As of 1987, Alan Johnston and Norma Parnell lived at 16 Sturt St, Killarney Vale, NSW, Australia, 2261, (02) 43328229.
140 vi. Kathleen Ethel Johnston is still living.
141 vii. Winifred Joyce Johnston is still living.
142 viii. Kenneth Roy Johnston is still living.
143 ix. Colin Ralph Johnston is still living.
68. Aubrey Roy6 MACCARTHY (Edith5 Bushnell, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 23 Apr 1887 at Mackay, Qld.608 He married Frances Margaret Sargent, daughter of Thomas Sargent and Annette Nolan, on 1 Jul 1910 at Mt Morgan, Qld, Australia.609 He died on 26 Nov 1979 at Rockhampton, Qld, at age 92.610 He was cremated on 29 Nov 1979 at Rockhampton Crematorium, Rockhampton, Qld.611
He was enrolled on the electoral roll as a labourer living in 1909 at Mackay, Electorate of Herbert, Qld. He travelled to Rockhampton by boat sometime prior to 1910 and moved to Mt Morgam where he became an engine driver in the gold mine. He departed Mt Morgan in 1931. He purchased cows and went share farming at Bajool then onto Ambrose. He next bought property at Narrows Road, Mt Larcombe, named "Waltanna" and the property included half the mountain (Mt Larcombe). After about 1950 he sold the property to people called Cullens and moved to Rockhampton; 144 Farm Street, Kawana.612
Frances Margaret SARGENT was born on 27 Apr 1890 at Qld, Australia.613 She died on 17 May 1956 at Rockhampton, Qld, Australia, at age 66.614 She was buried on 23 May 1956 at North Rockhampton Cemetery, Rockhampton, Qld, Australia.615
The four known children of Aubrey Roy6 MacCarthy and Frances Margaret Sargent were as follows:
144 i. Frances Bushnell7 MacCarthy was born on 4 Mar 1911 at Mt Morgan, Qld.616 She married Albert William Frederick Butter, son of Albert Milward Jervis Butter and Hetty Elizabeth Theresa Schneider, on 17 Dec 1934 at Rockhampton, Qld.617 She died on 27 Jul 1982 at Brisbane, Qld, at age 71.
She and Albert William Frederick Butter lived in 1979 at 647 Rode Rd, Chermside West, Qld.618
145 ii. Phyllis Mavis 'Toot' MacCarthy was born on 24 Mar 1912 at Mt Morgan, Qld, Australia.619 She married Percy Harold Stoddart, son of John Stoddart and Maria Deem, on 17 Feb 1938 at Qld, Australia.620 She died between 1990 and 2000 at Gladstone, Qld, Australia.621
She lived in 1990 at Hibiscus Gardens, Unit 33, Sigg St, Gladstone, Qld.622
146 iii. Aubrey Roy MacCarthy was born on 14 Jan 1915 at Mt Morgan, Qld, Australia.623 He married Edna Joyce Perrier, daughter of George Casimer Perrier and Margaret Therese Staines, on 5 Sep 1939 at Rockhampton, Qld, Australia.624 He died on 12 Nov 1986 at Kildonan St, Aspley, Qld, Australia, at age 71. He died of: 1 (a) Myocardial infarction (b) Coronary ischaemia (c) Atherosclerosis and 2 (a) Pernicious anaemia (b) Hypothyroidism. 1 (a) was immediate and (b) he had for 2 years. The medical attendant was B. Watson-Brown, who last saw Aubrey on 4 Nov 1986. He had been a farmer. The informant was K.R. MacCarthy , Son, of 21 Derby St., Pimlico. His wife was shown as Edna Joyce Perrier, to whom he had been married for 24 years. He was born at Mt Morgan, Qld.625 He was cremated on 14 Nov 1986 at Albany Creek Crematorium, Qld, Australia. The service ministers were Dan R. Lewis, Anglican, and the witnesses were P.D. Cairns and D. Clarke. The cremation was certified by N.P. Chandler.626
Roy, as he was usually known as, was educated in Mount Morgan. He completed his matriculation (now year 12) at the Mount Morgan high School at the age of fifteen years. Soon after he had completed schooling, the family left Mount Morgan as a result of the closure of the Mount Morgan gold mine. His father sold up and purchased a herd of milking cows and the family moved to a share farm at Bajool. After some time there the family acquired a property at Mount Larcom. 'Wallaville' was located on the Narrows Road east of Mount Larcom. It was named, supposedly, for the number of Wallaroos on the mountain that formed a large part of the property. The eastern boundary of the property was at the crest of Mount Larcom. Life on the farm would not have been an easy existence. Up before 4 am to bring in the milkers and then the family milked the cows by hand. After the milk was separated it would be taken by spring cart (at first) the 7 or 8 kilometres to meet the train at Mount Larcom. After milking Roy and his father went clearing lantana scrub to grow cash crops. Cutting and burning the lantana made available the rich lantana soil in the gullies along the foot of the mountain. Tomatoes and Papaws were grown.They grew vegetables for home use but mainly other crops for cash. In 1939 Roy against family opposition, married Joyce Perrier. Joyce was the daughter of Margaret and George (decd) Perrier of 'Buttlerville', a property further along the Narrows Road. The courtship involved many horse and bicycle rides at night and getting home in time for the milking. The newly weds lived at 'Buttlerville' where Roy took to small crop farming and helped with the dairying. But things were tough and the farming venture was wiped out by a winter of heavy frosts, which destroyed everything. The time was the start of the Second World War and work was not easy so the couple found them selves living in a tent at Theodore. Roy found work as a timekeeper for a Main Roads work camp. They were building roads in the Dawson Valley and made many new and long lasting friends. The War progressed and Roy was rejected for enlistment on medical grounds. He had a blood deficiency, pernicious anaemia that required treatment all his life. Roy found himself working in the CCC on the Rockhampton Air Strip. Again clerical work with the same road making tasks. This work in town saw Joyce and Roy move to a rented home in Tung Yeen Street, Park Avenue. Was here they bought the first addition to their family. In the following years Roy found clerical work with Thozet's Engineering Works, the Rockhampton City Council and eventually back with the Main Roads Department. He was to work for many years at the Regional Office in Stapelton Park North Rockhampton. He progressed from the 'outside staff' doing the pays etc for the many road camps around Rockhampton to a classified position on the permanent staff. He had been a regular on the 'Pay Car' taking the cash to the bush camps. It was a good day out with a Policeman for company and escort, a drive of two of three hours each way. Roy was attracted to the racecourse; he was taken in by the ability to make money from The Races. Never a great punter, but he always had a flutter now and then. He worked for many Bookies, 'pencilling'. He had excellent mathematical and book keeping skills and he could easily keep the book on three races, one in each of the eastern states at the same time. He never made any fortune at Callagan Park Race Course but the regular Saturday afternoon cash went a long way to paying the bills. Twice He 'stood up' in his own name as a bookie on the local races. It was probably breaking even and getting out rather than making money. It was easier to work for someone else. Things prospered and by 1945 they had bought a parcel of land in Renshaw Street and had a one bedroom new home built. This land of about 14 acres became the farm and soon had the brigalow cut and had orchard, vegie garden and chook run producing. 1949 brought a Cyclone that did much damage to the area from Rockhampton to Gladstone. The home in Renshaw Street was safe but Buttlerville was not. Joyce's Mother, Margaret Perrier, had continued to dairy at Buttlerville with the help of Orphan Boys recruited from Necol Orphanage. The dairy and sheds were flattened and the farmhouse was badly damaged. It was not possible for Margaret to continue at the farm. So she sold up and moved to live at Renhaw Street with Joyce and Roy. The home at Renshaw Street was extended by three bedrooms, making space for Grandma and the now two children. Roy and Joyce were always looking to better themselves and in about 1955 bought the School Shop from the Sedgeman Family and became storekeepers. It was a busy life for Roy, the Main Roads Job then home to work in the store and off on Saturdays to pencil at Callagan Park. Still everybody did their bit. The shop catered largely for the school lunch trade. It was a good business until the need for funds saw School Parents and Citizens Associations starting their own Tuck Shops. Life was always busy but Roy still found time for the School Parents and Citizens Association and the Anglican Church. This connection with the Church saw Roy involved in the planning and construction of pensioner cottages at St Matthews in Park Avenue. In about 1960 they leased out the shop. This was not a real success as the changing shopping trends and the demise of the school lunch trade took away the profitability of the business. In 1962 the shop was closed, relocated on the block and converted to a home. Four flats were built on the site of the shop with Roy and Keith doing much of the finishing work to the building. The flats were a good investment. By the end of the 1960 Joyce and Roy had an urge to move to Brisbane. Both children married and moved away from Rockhampton. The attraction of Brisbane won so the sold up in Rocky and purchased a block of flats in Whish Street Lutwyche. Roy gained a transfer in the Main Roads Department to the Head Office in Spring Hill. He worked there until ill health brought an early retirement in 1974. For many years he was the Officer in Charge of the Office Supplies Section for the building Interests Indoor Bowls, etc Travel Masons School P&C.
147 iv. Margaret Roma MacCarthy was born on 13 Aug 1920 at Qld. She married Frederick Edwin 'Fred' Pershouse, son of Edwin Ashworth Pershouse and Anne Marie Gunston, on 29 Mar 1940. She died on 12 Nov 2002 at Rockhampton, Qld, Australia, at age 82.628
As of 2001, Margaret Roma MacCarthy lived at Morrison Park Retirement Village, North Rockhampton, Qld.
69. Mina Evelyn6 MACCARTHY (Edith5 Bushnell, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 31 Oct 1888 at Qld.629 She married Daniel Crank on 19 Aug 1915 at Qld.630 She married Norman "Bob" T. Gray in 1929 at Sydney, NSW.631 She died on 4 Oct 1976 at Sutherland, NSW, at age 87.632 She was cremated at Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW. Her ashes are in the Crematorium Section FF; Garden:10; Pos:181.633
It was rumoured that Mina may have been the mother of Lawrence MacCarthy (Johnston) but, as she had a child, Ronald, registered to her at about the same time, it does not seem likely. She rejected her son, Ronald, during her lifetime, wanting nothing to do with him. However, she left £500 to him in her will but by that time he had died. The money was directed to be paid to Ronald's two sons if they could be found; it was thought that they were living somewhere in Northern NSW.634
Known children of Mina Evelyn6 MacCarthy include:
148 i. Ronald7 MacCarthy was born on 22 Dec 1904 at Qld. No father is shown on the birth registration.635 He married unknown unknown. He died before 1976 at NSW.636
Daniel CRANK is still living.
There were no known children of Mina Evelyn6 MacCarthy and Daniel Crank.
Norman "Bob" T. GRAY was born in 1891, calculated from his age at death (81). He died on 19 May 1972 at Sutherland, NSW.637 He was cremated at Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW. His ashes are in the Crematorium Section:FF; Garden:10; Pos:179. His name is noted as Robert T. Gray.638
There were no known children of Mina Evelyn6 MacCarthy and Norman "Bob" T. Gray.
77. Amy Elizabeth6 POWERS (Elizabeth5 Bushnell, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 13 Nov 1880 at Seaview Cottage, Port Douglas, Qld.639 She married Henry Millis Hamilton on 10 Aug 1904 at Nanango, Qld.640 She died on 19 Sep 1972 at Qld at age 91. She was cremed at St Matthew's Cemetery, Sherwood, Qld, her remains are in Row:B, Plot:10.641
Henry Millis HAMILTON was born in 1879. He died on 5 Dec 1955 at Qld.642 He was cremated at St Matthews Cemetery, Sherwood, Qld, his remains are in Row:B, Pos: 9.643
The three known children of Amy Elizabeth6 Powers and Henry Millis Hamilton were as follows:
149 i. Ormond Douglas7 Hamilton was born on 15 Nov 1908. He married Joyce Denby in 1938. He died in Sep 1972 at age 63. He was buried in Sep 1972 at St Matthew's Cemetery, Sherwood, Qld.
150 ii. Mervyn James HAMILTON is still living.
151 iii. Gladys Edith HAMILTON is still living.
85. Ida Frances6 BUSHNELL (Richard5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 18 Mar 1890. She married James Porter Banks, son of Archibald Banks and Mary Ann Porter, on 29 Jan 1923 at Brisbane, Qld.644 She died circa 1968.
She Marriages may have been reverse to that shown.
Known children of Ida Frances6 Bushnell include:
152 i. Burnett7 Bushnell is still living.
James Porter BANKS was born on 25 May 1880. He died on 17 May 1931 at age 50.
There were no known children of Ida Frances6 Bushnell and James Porter Banks.
86. Walter Norman6 BUSHNELL (Richard5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 15 Sep 1891 at Qld.645 He married Annie Louisa Lenz in 1930 at Qld.646 He died on 28 Jun 1970 at Qld at age 78. He was buried on 30 Jun 1970 at Gayndah Cemetery, Gayndah, Qld.647
Annie Louisa LENZ was born on 30 Jan 1895 at Qld. She died on 7 Nov 1955 at District Hospital, Gayndah, Qld, at age 60. She was buried on 7 Nov 1955 at Gayndah Cemetery, Gayndah, Qld.648
The only known child of Walter Norman6 Bushnell and Annie Louisa Lenz was:
153 i. Walter Norman Richard7 Bushnell was born on 17 Oct 1933 at Qld.
87. Hilda May6 BUSHNELL (Richard5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 28 Nov 1893 at Nanango, Qld.649 She married Walter Arnold Oxlad, son of Charles Thomas Oxlad and Ada Emily (Elizabeth) Strain, on 23 Dec 1913. She died on 29 Dec 1973 at age 80.
Walter Arnold OXLAD was born on 22 May 1887 at Goondiwindi, Qld, Australia.650
The four known children of Hilda May6 Bushnell and Walter Arnold Oxlad were as follows:
154 i. Burnett Richard Charles7 Oxlad was born on 19 Sep 1914 at Qld, Australia.651 He died in 1984.
155 ii. Ernest Walter Norman 'Jack' Oxlad was born on 21 Aug 1915 at Farleigh, Qld, Australia. He married Gladys Margaret Jenkins on 28 Jun 1941. He died between 1991 and 1992.
156 iii. Doreen Mary Oxlad is still living.
157 iv. George Thomas Arnold Oxlad was born on 3 Jun 1920. He married Yvonne Athol Young, daughter of George Frederick Young and Eva Constance Huxley, on 25 Jun 1943. He died in 1979.
88. Burnett Joseph Richard6 BUSHNELL (Joseph5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 16 Mar 1878 at Maryborough, Qld, Australia.652 He married Beatrice Helen Heron, daughter of James Heron and Janet Buchanan, on 2 Apr 1912 at Pollok House Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland. He died on 28 Apr 1959 at Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, at age 81. He was buried on 30 Apr 1959 at Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.653
Beatrice Helen HERON was born on 25 Jul 1880 at Renfrew Eastwood Pollok Gardens, Glasgow, Renfrew, Scotland.654 She died on 14 Aug 1943 at Brisbane, Qld, at age 63.655 She was buried on 16 Aug 1943 at Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld.656 She was enumerated with James Heron on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Pollock Gardens, Eastwood, Renfrew, Scotland, as Beatrice H. Heron. She was 8 months old.657
The four known children of Burnett Joseph Richard6 Bushnell and Beatrice Helen Heron were as follows:
158 i. Janet Buchanan7 Bushnell was born on 26 Feb 1913 at Sunderland, Durham, England.658 She married Arthur William Lewis, son of Albert Ernest Lewis and Lucy Carter, on 23 Dec 1938 at Brisbane, Qld.659 She died between 1990 and 2000 at Qld.660
She and Arthur William Lewis lived in 1990 at 64 Main Ave, Bardon, Qld.661
159 ii. Burnett James 'Tom' Bushnell was born on 24 Apr 1914 at Sunderland, Durham, England.662 He married Gertrude Murray McNae, daughter of William Murray McNae and Alice Cape Lette, on 9 Sep 1940. He died between 1990 and 2000 at Qld.663
He and Gertrude Murray McNae lived in 1990 at 3 Lawrence St, North Ipswich, Qld.664
160 iii. Joseph Alan (Jossy) Bushnell was born on 2 Oct 1915 at Sunderland, Durham, England.665 He married Bernace Ethel (Topsy) Amos, daughter of Percy Amos and Mary ELizabeth "Minnie" Williamson, on 14 Dec 1935 at Presbyterian Church Manse, Itaca, Qld.666 He died on 16 Oct 1993 at Repatriation Hospital, Kenmore, Qld, at age 78. He was cremated on 18 Oct 1993 at General Cemetery Columbarium, Ipswich, Qld. Privately Cremated. Memorial Service held at 3-00pm on the 20-OCT-1993 at Funerals of Distinction at Kelvin Grove 4059.
161 iv. James Heron Bushnell is still living.
89. Herbert Baker 'Bert'6 BUSHNELL (Joseph5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 21 Jul 1879 at Booubyjan Cattle Station, Qld.667 He married Eva Isabel Donnelly, daughter of John Norton Donnelly and Elizabeth Jones, on 19 Oct 1906 at Fortitude Valley, Qld.668 He married Grace Elizabeth Mabel Stephens, daughter of Henry Stephens and Emily Barkley, circa 1918. He died on 22 Feb 1965 at Toowoomba, Qld, at age 85. He was buried on 24 Feb 1965 at Cemetery, Drayton, Qld.669
Eva Isabel DONNELLY was born in 1880 at Melbourne West, Vic.670 She died circa 1912.
The three known children of Herbert Baker 'Bert'6 Bushnell and Eva Isabel Donnelly were as follows:
162 i. Anne Seymour7 Bushnell was born on 5 Jul 1907 at Ipswich, Qld.671 She married Vivian Loftus McLean on 29 Jun 1927 at Ipswich, Qld.672 She died in 1977 at Sydney, NSW.
163 ii. Elizabeth Isabel Bushnell was born on 7 Oct 1910 at Gympie, Qld.673 She married Keith James Eiby, son of Alfred Marinus Eiby and Alice Griffith, on 13 Jan 1936 at Brisbane, Qld.674 She died between 1990 and 2000 at Qld.675
She lived in 1990 at Symes Thorpe Stennar St, Toowoomba, Qld.676
164 iii. Olive Edith Margaret (Peggy) Bushnell is still living.
Grace Elizabeth Mabel STEPHENS was born on 8 Jun 1895. She died on 30 May 1971 at Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, at age 75. She was buried at Drayton Cemetery, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia.677
The four known children of Herbert Baker 'Bert'6 Bushnell and Grace Elizabeth Mabel Stephens are as follows:
165 i. Barbara Olwen7 Bushnell is still living.
166 ii. Robert Onslow Bushnell is still living.
167 iii. Grace Ida Bushnell is still living.
168 iv. Marjorie Alison Bushnell is still living.
90. Vita Edith Muriel6 BUSHNELL (Joseph5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 31 Oct 1884 at Maryborough, Qld.678 She married Frederick William Whitehouse, son of Robert Stephen Whitehouse and Rosina Sprigg, on 30 Jun 1905 at Brisbane, Qld.679 She died on 19 Apr 1943 at Qld at age 58. She was buried on 21 Apr 1943 at Mt Thompson Crematorium, Holland Park, Qld.
Frederick William WHITEHOUSE was born in 1881 at Leamington, Warwickshire, England.680 He died circa 1926. He was enumerated with Robert Stephen Whitehouse on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Dormer Villa Dormer Pl, Leamington Priors, Warwick, England.681
The only known child of Vita Edith Muriel6 Bushnell and Frederick William Whitehouse was:
169 i. Eugene Richard Wellington7 Whitehouse was born on 21 Jun 1906 at Ferry St, Maryborough, Qld, Australia.682 He married Meridith Alma Cain. He married Olive Edith Margaret (Peggy) Bushnell, daughter of Herbert Baker 'Bert' Bushnell and Eva Isabel Donnelly, on 24 Mar 1938 at Qld, Australia.683 He died in Jun 1989 at Gayndah, Qld. He was buried in Jun 1989 at Cemetery, Gayndah, Qld.
91. William Richard Leonard6 BUSHNELL (William5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 28 Jun 1882 at Maryborough, Qld.684 He married Emily Jane Crane, daughter of James Crane and Mary Ann Churchward, on 28 Jul 1909 at Qld.685 He died on 16 Mar 1943 at Maryborough, Qld, at age 60.686 He was buried on 17 Mar 1943 at Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Qld.687
Emily Jane CRANE was born on 16 Jul 1887 at Qld.688 She died on 9 Oct 1959 at age 72.
The seven known children of William Richard Leonard6 Bushnell and Emily Jane Crane were as follows:
170 i. Arthur Ernest7 Bushnell was born on 27 May 1910 at Qld.689 He married Gladys May Haupt, daughter of Edward George Haupt and Jane Francis Court, on 16 Dec 1934 at Qld.690 He died on 28 Mar 1982 at age 71.
171 ii. William James Bushnell is still living.
172 iii. Ivan Stuart Bushnell was born on 15 Feb 1914 at Qld.691 He married Rhoda Baker on 21 Dec 1938 at Qld.692 He died on 1 Aug 1990 at age 76.
173 iv. Joyce Cavell Bushnell is still living.
174 v. Mervyn Joseph (John) Bushnell is still living.
175 vi. Unice May Bushnell was born on 12 Oct 1922. She died on 29 Oct 1922.
176 vii. Valda Joan Bushnell is still living.
92. William Albert Andrew 'Berty'6 BINNIE (Mary5 Bushnell, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 22 Mar 1882 at Brisbane, Qld.693 He married Victoria Mary Wain on 29 Oct 1903 at Brisbane, Qld, Australia.694 He died on 25 Jun 1918 at Brisbane, Qld, at age 36.695 He was buried at Bulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld, he is in Sect:6; Pos:216 (with many others).696
Victoria Mary WAIN is still living.
The four known children of William Albert Andrew 'Berty'6 Binnie and Victoria Mary Wain were as follows:
177 i. William Edward 'Alexander'7 Binnie was born on 13 Oct 1903 at Brisbane, Qld.697 He married Emily Blanche Pellatt on 1 Dec 1943 at Qld.698 He died on 4 Mar 1982 at age 78.
178 ii. Mervyn Ronald Binnie was born on 28 Jul 1905 at Brisbane, Qld.699 He died at Sydney, NSW.
179 iii. Elsie Jane May Binnie was born on 5 May 1907 at Brisbane, Qld.700 She married Arthur Ernest Mott on 25 Jan 1930 at Qld.701 She died between 1990 and 2000 at Qld.702
She and Arthur Ernest Mott lived in 1977 at 38 Mellor St, Kedron, Qld.703 She lived in 1990 at 200 Rode Rd, Wavell Heights, Qld.704
180 iv. Jack Leslie Binnie is still living.
Known children of William Albert Andrew 'Berty'6 Binnie include:
181 i. John Harold7 Binnie is still living.
95. Oswald Richard Walter6 BINNIE (Mary5 Bushnell, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 24 Jun 1888 at Brisbane, Qld.705 He married Doris Clara Maud Bezant on 30 Oct 1918 at Brisbane, Qld.706 He died on 23 May 1966 at Qld at age 77. He was cremated and his ashes are at Bulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld, Sect:6; Pos:216 (with many others).707
Doris Clara Maud BEZANT was born on 14 Oct 1897. She died in 1944.
The three known children of Oswald Richard Walter6 Binnie and Doris Clara Maud Bezant are as follows:
182 i. Marcelle Bezant7 Binnie is still living.
183 ii. John Everard Binnie is still living.
184 iii. Roslyn Binnie is still living.
96. Aubrey James Calender6 BINNIE (Mary5 Bushnell, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 30 Apr 1892 at Brisbane, Qld.708 He married Alice Winnifred Isabella Sillars, daughter of William Sillars and Alice Elizabeth Priest, on 15 Jul 1916 at Brisbane, Qld.709 He died on 30 May 1984 at Qld at age 92. He was cremated and his ashes are at Bulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld, Sect:6; Pos:216 (with many others).710
Alice Winnifred Isabella SILLARS was born on 18 Mar 1898 at Qld.711
The three known children of Aubrey James Calender6 Binnie and Alice Winnifred Isabella Sillars were as follows:
185 i. Roderick William7 Binnie was born on 4 Feb 1917. He married an unknown person on 6 Jul 1945. He married Marjorie Rossellan Matthew on 6 Jul 1945. He died before 1990 at Qld.712
186 ii. Auriell Bushnell Binnie is still living.
187 iii. Maxwell Aubrey Binnie was born on 15 Aug 1926. He married Margaret Jean Allen on 11 Jul 1953. He died before 1990 at Qld.713
99. Sydney Richard6 BUSHNELL (Issac5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 7 Jun 1888 at Qld.714 He married Mabel Irene Campbell, daughter of George Campbell and Annie Rich McPherson, in 1917 at Vic.715 He died on 25 Jan 1948 at Kooyong, Vic, at age 59.716
Mabel Irene CAMPBELL was born on 15 Dec 1893. She died in 1979 at Malvern, Vic.717
The three known children of Sydney Richard6 Bushnell and Mabel Irene Campbell were as follows:
188 i. Phyllis Eveline7 Bushnell is still living.
189 ii. Lorna Georgina Bushnell is still living.
190 iii. Patricia Mabel Bushnell was born on 15 Jun 1926. She married Geoffrey Dubrelle Peck on 16 Feb 1955. She died before 1990 at Qld.718
100. Melveton Clarke (Mel)6 BUSHNELL (Issac5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 6 Aug 1889 at Qld.719 He married Annie Henritta Wittkopp on 7 Apr 1915 at Qld.720 He died on 11 Jan 1981 at age 91.
Annie Henritta WITTKOPP was born on 16 Dec 1887. She died on 29 Feb 1980 at age 92.
The four known children of Melveton Clarke (Mel)6 Bushnell and Annie Henritta Wittkopp were as follows:
191 i. Mervyn Charles7 Bushnell was born on 4 Jun 1916. He died on 17 Aug 1927 at Maryborough, Qld, at age 11. He was buried on 18 Aug 1927 at Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Qld.721
192 ii. Audrey Millicent Bushnell is still living.
193 iii. Colin Eton Bushnell is still living.
194 iv. Graham Clark Bushnell is still living.
102. Ivan Cyril6 BUSHNELL (Issac5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 14 Sep 1892 at Qld.722 He married Ellen Lydia Reed on 26 Dec 1933 at Mayfield, NSW.723 He died on 29 Oct 1977 at age 85.
Ellen Lydia REED was born on 18 Jul 1910. She died on 6 Jul 1986 at age 75.
The three known children of Ivan Cyril6 Bushnell and Ellen Lydia Reed are as follows:
195 i. Faye7 Bushnell is still living.
196 ii. Pamela Bushnell is still living.
197 iii. Brian Bushnell is still living.
105. Gladys Jean (Glad)6 BUSHNELL (George5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 26 Mar 1889 at Caboolture, Qld.724 She married Willis David Rees on 17 Jun 1909 at Brisbane, Qld.725 She died on 2 Apr 1972 at Saratoga, NSW, at age 83.
Willis David REES was born in 1878 at Wales. He died in 1915 at Sydney, NSW.
The two known children of Gladys Jean (Glad)6 Bushnell and Willis David Rees were as follows:
198 i. George Willis7 Rees is still living.
199 ii. John (Jack) Rees was born in 1911. He married Shirley Lethsbridge in 1941. He died in 1955.
106. Margaret Louise (Laura)6 BUSHNELL (George5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 28 Oct 1890 at Qld.726 She married Leslie Davis. She died in 1987.
Leslie DAVIS died at Maroubra, NSW.
The only known child of Margaret Louise (Laura)6 Bushnell and Leslie Davis is:
200 i. Mavis7 Davis is still living.
108. Edith Dagmar6 BUSHNELL (George5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born in 1895 at Wyalong, NSW.727 She married William Arthur (Whopper) McCabe, son of Joseph McCabe and Elizabeth Ann Bennett, on 10 Apr 1912 at St Johns Cathedral, Brisbane, Qld. She died on 4 Jul 1954 at Brisbane, Qld. She was cremated at Mt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane, Qld.728
William Arthur (Whopper) MCCABE was born on 13 Jul 1887 at Nudgee, Qld.
The four known children of Edith Dagmar6 Bushnell and William Arthur (Whopper) McCabe were as follows:
201 i. (sb)7 McCabe is still living.
202 ii. Edith Eunice McCabe is still living.
203 iii. William Lionel Roy McCabe was born circa 1918. He died circa 1921.
204 iv. (sb) McCabe is still living.
110. William Martin (Mick)6 BUSHNELL (George5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 28 Mar 1901 at Qld.729 He married Irene Harden. He died before 1990 at Qld.730
Irene HARDEN is still living.
The only known child of William Martin (Mick)6 Bushnell and Irene Harden is:
205 i. June7 Bushnell is still living.
111. Albert Eureka 'Ned'6 BUSHNELL (George5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) is still living.
Sheila (--?--) is still living.
The only known child of Albert Eureka 'Ned'6 Bushnell and Sheila (--?--) is:
206 i. John Beresford7 Bushnell is still living.
115. Lily May (Bunter)6 BUSHNELL (Albert5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 9 Jan 1895 at Qld.731 She married Henry Scott-Harden on 27 Oct 1926 at Woongarra Street, Bundaberg, Qld.732
Henry SCOTT-HARDEN was born on 14 Jul 1902. He died on 20 Dec 1932 at Bundaberg, Qld, at age 30. He was buried at Bundaberg Cemetery, Bundaberg, Qld, he is buried in Block:3, Row:15.733
The three known children of Lily May (Bunter)6 Bushnell and Henry Scott-Harden were as follows:
207 i. (--?--)7 Scott-Harden was born after 1927. He died in 1928. He was buried in 1928.
208 ii. Bruce Scott-Harden is still living.
209 iii. Graeme Scott-Harden is still living.
119. Nora May Joyce6 BUSHNELL (Arthur5, Richard4, Isaac3, Richard2, Isaac1) was born on 14 May 1903 at Brisbane, Qld.734 She married Litton Arthur Armitage Forbes Dr on 25 Mar 1929 at Methodist Church, Nambour, Qld.735 She died between 1990 and 2000 at Qld.736
She lived in 1990 at 16 Coolangatta Rd, Kirra, Qld.737
Litton Arthur Armitage FORBES Dr was born on 14 Jan 1895 at Wardell, NSW. He died on 25 Dec 1960 at Coolangatta, Qld, at age 65.
The two known children of Nora May Joyce6 Bushnell and Litton Arthur Armitage Forbes Dr are as follows:
210 i. Lynette Marianna7 Forbes is still living.
211 ii. Gary Litton Armitage Forbes is still living.
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