Journal Report

Descendants of John Logan



Generation One



1. John1 LOGAN is still living.

Known children of John1 Logan include these three:

Generation Two



4. Alexander2 LOGAN (John1) was born in 1847 at Derry, Ireland.8 He married Elizabeth Henry, daughter of John Henry and Isabella (--?--), on 12 Aug 1874 at Parish Church, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, Parish of Hetton-le-Hole, England. They were married in the Parish Church after Banns. He signed with his signature and she by her mark. The witnesses were Mary Henry (by her mark) and (unreadable). He was a bachelor aged 25 and a Miner aged 25, she a spinster, aged 20, of Easington Terrace. His father was shown as John Logan, a Labourer, and her father as John Henry (with an unreadable occupation).9 He died on 5 Jan 1892 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.10,11
He was a Miner in 1874. Alexander Logan was head of household on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Chapel St, Hetton-Le-Hole, Durham, England, as Alexanda Logan. His occupation was shown as a Coal Miner. Also living at the same address with him and his wife were Mary Elizabeth, daughter, age 6, John, son, age 5 and Isabella, daughter, age 3. Also enumerated were Elizabeth Henry, Mary Elizabeth Logan, John Logan, and Isabella Logan.12 He was an Insurance Agent in 1890 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.13 Alexander Logan was head of household on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East Avenue, Hetto-le-Hole, Durham, England,. He was shown as an Insurance Agent. Also enumerated were Mary Elizabeth Logan, John Logan, Isabella Logan, Sarah Frances Logan, Joseph Logan, Thomas William Logan, Lavinia (Vinie) Logan, George Henry Logan, and Alexander Logan.14

Elizabeth HENRY15 was born in 1854 at Ireland.16 She died on 17 Jan 1910 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.17,18 She was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Chapel St, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.19 She was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East Avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.20
The 11 known children of Alexander2 Logan and Elizabeth Henry were as follows:

Generation Three



5. Mary Elizabeth3 LOGAN (Alexander2, John1)24 was born on 30 Aug 1874 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England. She married Robert Curry circa Jun 1899 at Houghton, Durham, England.25
She was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Chapel St, Hetton-Le-Hole, Durham, England.26 She was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East Avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.27

Robert CURRY is still living.
The five known children of Mary Elizabeth3 Logan and Robert Curry were as follows:

6. John3 LOGAN (Alexander2, John1)30 was born on 9 Sep 1876 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.31 He married Isabella Storey circa Jun 1900 at Houghton, Durham, England.32
He was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Chapel St, Hetton-Le-Hole, Durham, England.33 He was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East Avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.34

Isabella STOREY is still living.
The only known child of John3 Logan and Isabella Storey is:

7. Isabella3 LOGAN (Alexander2, John1)36 was born on 20 Jun 1878 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.37 She married Frederick Turner Francis on 22 Jun 1898 at Stockton, Durham, England.38 She died on 7 Jul 1966 at London, Middlesex, England, at age 88.
She was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Chapel St, Hetton-Le-Hole, Durham, England.39 She was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East Avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.40

Frederick Turner FRANCIS is still living.
The three known children of Isabella3 Logan and Frederick Turner Francis were as follows:

9. Joseph3 LOGAN (Alexander2, John1)41 was born on 25 May 1881 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.42 He married Fanny Downey.
He was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East Avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.43

Fanny DOWNEY44 is still living.
The six known children of Joseph3 Logan and Fanny Downey were as follows:

10. Sarah Frances3 LOGAN (Alexander2, John1)47 was born on 16 Jul 1882 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.48 She married Arthur Robson circa Dec 1908 at Sunderland, Durham, England.49 She died on 16 Jul 1963 at Liverpool, England, at age 81.
She was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East Avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.50

Arthur ROBSON is still living.
The two known children of Sarah Frances3 Logan and Arthur Robson are as follows:

11. George Henry3 LOGAN (Alexander2, John1)51 was born on 5 Jul 1884 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.52 He married Alice Sharr circa Sep 1910 at Houghton, Durham, England.53 He died on 10 Oct 1965 at Falling, Gateshead, Durham, England, at age 81.
He was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East Avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.54 He appeared on the census of 31 Mar 1901 at Hetton Le Hole, Durham, England.55

Alice SHARR is still living.
The three known children of George Henry3 Logan and Alice Sharr were as follows:

12. Thomas William3 LOGAN (Alexander2, John1)58 was born on 21 Jan 1886 at Haughton-le-Spring, Durham, England.59 He married Alice Thompson on 28 Oct 1911 at Houghton, Durham, England.60 He died on 1 Sep 1972 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England, at age 86.
He was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East Avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.61 He appeared on the census of 31 Mar 1901 at Hetton Le Hole, Durham, England.62

The six known children of Thomas William3 Logan and Alice Thompson are as follows:

13. Lavinia (Vinie)3 LOGAN (Alexander2, John1)63 was born on 18 Sep 1888 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.64 She married John Gleghorn on 12 Apr 1911 at Houghton, Durham, England.65
She was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East Avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.66 She appeared on the census of 31 Mar 1901 at Hetton Le Hole, Durham, England.67

John GLEGHORN is still living.
The two known children of Lavinia (Vinie)3 Logan and John Gleghorn were as follows:

14. Alexander3 LOGAN (Alexander2, John1)68 was born on 23 Sep 1890 at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham.69 He married Annie Catherine Murchie, daughter of Alexander David Murchie and Emma Wilhelmena Stier, on 4 Feb 1920 at Walcha, NSW, Australia. He died on 10 Apr 1967 at Armidale, NSW, at age 76. He was buried at Presbyterian Cemetery, Armidale, NSW, he is buried with his wife in Row 53, Plot 22.70
He was enumerated with Alexander Logan on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at East avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England.71 He appeared on the census of 31 Mar 1901 at Hetton Le Hole, Durham, England.72 He immigrated on 11 Apr 1912 to Sydney, NSW. He arrived from London on the Orama, a ship of 12,928 tons. He came as a 3rd class passenger.73 He served in the 1st World War as a Lance Sergeant in the 13th Australian Field Ambulance, Reg No 7759.

Annie Catherine MURCHIE74 was born on 24 Oct 1893 at Walcha, NSW, Australia.75 She died on 26 Jan 1985 at Armidale, NSW, Australia, at age 91. She was buried at Presbyterian Cemetery, Armidale, NSW, Australia, she is buried with her husband in the Row 53, Plot 22.76
The four known children of Alexander3 Logan and Annie Catherine Murchie were as follows:

15. Annie3 LOGAN (Alexander2, John1) was born on 16 Apr 1892 at East Avenue, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England. Her birth was registered on 25 May 1892 by the Registrar Joseph Elliot in the Dictrict of Houghton-le-Spring. The certificate shows that her father, Alexander, was deceased and had been a Life Assurance Agent. Her mother was Elizabeth Henry. The informant was her mother who signed with her mark.

Annie never knew her father as he died proir to her birth, he had been a Lay Preacher and, returning from a prayer meeting, was caught in a bad storm which resulted in his death.
78 She married Benjamin Parnell, son of Benjamin Parnell and Harriet Hoy, on 19 Nov 1914 at 171 Alice St, Newtown, NSW, Australia. They were married according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church by John Burgess, the officiating minister. Benjamin was 19 years of age, a bachelor, and Annie was 22, and a spinster. Witnesses were Alex Logan, Annie's brother and J.H. Walsh, who was probably the husband of Benjamin's sister, Ethel May. Both Benjamin and Annie gave their address as Newtown, NSW.79

Annie Logan died on 18 Sep 1981 at Miranda, NSW, Australia, at age 89, she died in a nursing-home after many years of debility caused by a stroke. She was cremated on 21 Sep 1981 at Woronora Cemetry, Sutherland, NSW, Australia.80 Annie's ashes were buried in her husband's grave at Tuncurry, NSW. They are in the General Cemetery, Row E, Plot 38.81

She appeared on the census of 31 Mar 1901 at Hetton Le Hole, Durham, England, she was aged 8.82 She lived in 1910 at Francis St, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham, England. The house in which Annie lived as a young girl was apparently demolished many years later and re-erected in the Beamish Museum, near Newcastle-onTyne. She immigrated on 13 Feb 1913 to Sydney, NSW. She came from England at the age of 20, sponsored by her brother, Alexander, who had immigrated in 1912. She arrived from London as a 3rd class passenger on the Otway which was a vessel of 6690 tons. The ship's master was F.S. Symons and it ship carried a total of 705 persons. On arrival in Sydney both Annie and Alexander lived in a boarding house at Hurstville, NSW. Alexander moved to "Langford", Walcha, NSW, to search for his uncle Thomas. Annie moved to Walcha some time later. She was working at "Ohio", Walcha, when she met he future husband, Benjamin Parnell.83 She and Benjamin Parnell lived between 1921 and 1923 at Grey St, Sutherland, NSW, Australia; he was a Wool Sorter.84 She and Benjamin Parnell lived between 1925 and 1966 at President Av, Sutherland, NSW, Australia; Benjamin was a Wool-Sorter and worked for Vickers Woolen Mills at Sydenham, NSW. He also was a very good gardener with a penchant for growing pink carnations which he used to sell at the Sydney Markets. He passed his "green thumb" to some of his children, they were also very good gardeners.85

Annie Logan was a small woman who never lost her North-English accent, which used to amuse her many grandchildren. She never spoke much about her early life, even to her daughters, so little is known of her. She must have had an active religious upbringing as she was presented with a bible by her parish church as a going-away gift in 1912 just before she emigrated to Australia, not long after her mother died.

Her marriage to Benjamin Parnell led to hard life as they were never very rich monetarily especially as they were raising their children during the depression years of the 1920s-1930s. Annie had brought some nice clothing and jewellery with her when she came from England but had to pawn most of the valuable items in order to keep the family alive.

In 1962 Annie returned to England for a visit with her husband, Benjamin; an absence of 50 years.
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Benjamin PARNELL was born on 28 Aug 1895 at "Yerawin", Walcha, NSW, Australia.87 He died on 15 Jan 1967 at Taree Hospital, Taree, NSW, Australia, at age 71. He was in hospital for treatment for a heart attack when he suffered another massive heart attack and died within minutes.88 He was buried on 17 Jan 1967 at Tuncurry Cemetery, Tuncurry, NSW, Australia, he is in the General Cemetery, Row E, Plot 38.89 His estate was probated in 1973 at NSW, Australia.90
The five known children of Annie3 Logan and Benjamin Parnell were as follows:

Generation Four



19. John4 CURRY (Mary3 Logan, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Ivy (--?--) is still living.
The two known children of John4 Curry and Ivy (--?--) were as follows:

23. Elizabeth Celia (Cissie)4 FRANCIS (Isabella3 Logan, Alexander2, John1)91 is still living.

Cecil Watson LOCKE is still living.
The only known child of Elizabeth Celia (Cissie)4 Francis and Cecil Watson Locke is:

26. Lilian4 LOGAN (Joseph3, Alexander2, John1) was born circa Jun 1902 at Houghton, Durham, England.92 She married (--?--) Muldown. She died at England, she died fairly young and her son, Ronald, was brought up by Muldown grandparents.

(--?--) MULDOWN is still living.
The only known child of Lilian4 Logan and (--?--) Muldown is:

27. Elizabeth Jane4 LOGAN (Joseph3, Alexander2, John1)94 was born circa Mar 1904 at Houghton, Durham, England.95 She married Walter Lee circa Sep 1924 at Easington, Durham, England.96 She died circa Sep 1925 at Sunderland, Durham, England.97
She was also known as Jane.

Walter LEE is still living.
The only known child of Elizabeth Jane4 Logan and Walter Lee was:

28. Laura4 LOGAN (Joseph3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

(--?--) UNKNOWN is still living.
The only known child of Laura4 Logan and (--?--) Unknown is:

29. Samuel4 LOGAN (Joseph3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Helen (Nellie) MAGOG is still living.
The three known children of Samuel4 Logan and Helen (Nellie) Magog were as follows:

31. Norman Henry4 ROBSON (Sarah3 Logan, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Gladys (--?--) is still living.
The two known children of Norman Henry4 Robson and Gladys (--?--) were as follows:

32. Annie Eveline4 ROBSON (Sarah3 Logan, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Robert POTTER is still living.
The two known children of Annie Eveline4 Robson and Robert Potter are as follows:

33. William Alexander4 LOGAN (George3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Nora MCCOY is still living.
The two known children of William Alexander4 Logan and Nora McCoy are as follows:

34. George Henry4 LOGAN (George3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Elizabeth (Betty) MCCOY is still living.
The two known children of George Henry4 Logan and Elizabeth (Betty) McCoy are as follows:

36. Albert4 LOGAN (Thomas3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Gladys (--?--) is still living.
The only known child of Albert4 Logan and Gladys (--?--) is:

37. Thomas4 LOGAN (Thomas3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Frances (--?--) is still living.
The eight known children of Thomas4 Logan and Frances (--?--) are as follows:

38. John (Jack)4 LOGAN (Thomas3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Clara (--?--) is still living.
The only known child of John (Jack)4 Logan and Clara (--?--) is:

39. Leslie4 LOGAN (Thomas3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Mary (--?--) is still living.
The only known child of Leslie4 Logan and Mary (--?--) is:

40. Jean4 LOGAN (Thomas3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Thomas ROBSON is still living.
The three known children of Jean4 Logan and Thomas Robson were as follows:

41. Ken4 LOGAN (Thomas3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

June (--?--) is still living.
The two known children of Ken4 Logan and June (--?--) are as follows:

45. Douglas Henry4 LOGAN (Alexander3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Heather Burns MACRAE died on 13 Nov 2003 at Ispwich, Qld, Australia.101
The three known children of Douglas Henry4 Logan and Heather Burns MacRae are as follows:

47. Kenneth Gordon4 LOGAN (Alexander3, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Leila Edith COURT is still living.
The three known children of Kenneth Gordon4 Logan and Leila Edith Court are as follows:

48. Margaret Ethel4 PARNELL (Annie3 Logan, Alexander2, John1) was born on 10 Jan 1915 at Paddington, NSW, Australia.102 She married Raymond Thomas William Bush, son of Reginald G Bush and Mabel Bartle, on 25 Sep 1948 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.103 She died on 3 Sep 1981 at Forster, NSW, Australia, at age 66.104 She was buried on 5 Sep 1981 at Tuncurry, NSW, Australia, she is in the General Cemetery, Row E, Plot 40.105,106

Raymond Thomas William BUSH was born on 8 May 1914 at Newtown, NSW.107 He died on 17 Oct 1970 at Tuncurry, NSW, at age 56. He was buried at Tuncurry Cemetery, Tuncurry, NSW, he is in the General Cemetery, Row E, Plot 39.108,109 Raymond served in the Australian Army in WW II as a corporal in the 2/20 Infantry Battalion. His location on enlistment was Mortdale, NSW, and his place of enlistment was Paddington, NSW. He was a prisoner of war of the Japanese in Changi Prison Camp, Singapore. His regimental no. was NX32851.110
The four known children of Margaret Ethel4 Parnell and Raymond Thomas William Bush are as follows:

49. Norma4 PARNELL (Annie3 Logan, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

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).111 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.112

Alan Johnston died from ventricular fibrillation minutes on 8 Mar 1987 at 16 Sturt St, Killarney Vale, NSW, Australia, at age 73.113 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.114 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.115 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.

The four known children of Norma4 Parnell and Alan Johnston are as follows:

50. Laura4 PARNELL (Annie3 Logan, Alexander2, John1) is still living.

Robert Joseph George FIFIELD is still living.
The two known children of Laura4 Parnell and Robert Joseph George Fifield are as follows:

51. Maxwell4 PARNELL (Annie3 Logan, Alexander2, John1) was born on 19 Feb 1922 at Sutherland, NSW. He married Jean Amelia Ingram on 19 Dec 1942 at Sutherland, NSW.116 He died on 17 Aug 1996 at Ceduna, SA, at age 74. He was buried in Sep 1996 at Ashes at sea.

Jean Amelia INGRAM is still living.
The five known children of Maxwell4 Parnell and Jean Amelia Ingram are as follows:

52. Benjamin Henry4 PARNELL (Annie3 Logan, Alexander2, John1) was born on 22 Apr 1927 at Sutherland, NSW. He married Bronwen Mavis Reynolds on 30 Jan 1950 at Congregational Church, Sutherland, NSW. He died on 6 Sep 1985 at Adelaide, SA, at age 58. He was buried on 9 Sep 1985 at Adelaide, SA.

Bronwen Mavis REYNOLDS is still living.
The six known children of Benjamin Henry4 Parnell and Bronwen Mavis Reynolds are as follows:



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