Mary Ann Roberts

F, #10832, b. 1806, d. 27 Apr 1872
Probate (Will)* Mary A Murchison. Married Woman. Kerrisdale. 27 Apr 1872. 29/601.1 
Married NameMurchison. 
Birth*1806 Ireland. 
Marriage* Spouse: John Murchison. Nova Scotia, Canada.
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Dec 1833 Sailing with Martha 'Patty' Murchison John Murchison to Port Jackson, NSW, Australia. Ship Ship - Henry; Captain Henry John Bunney; Child Passenger.2
 
Death*27 Apr 1872 Castlemaine, VIC, Australia, #D3847 (Age 66) [par John ROBERTS & Mary Ann RANKIN].3 
Death-Notice*29 Apr 1872MURCHISON - On the 27th inst., at Camp-house, Castlemaine, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of John Murchison, Esq , late of Kew.4 

Family

John Murchison b. 1799, d. 20 Jun 1882
Children 1.Martha 'Patty' Murchison+ b. 1829, d. 28 Apr 1909
 2.Janette Violet Murchison b. 1830, d. 1888
 3.Roderick Impey Murchison b. 1833, d. 1914
 4.Emily Bradley Murchison b. 1833, d. 18 Jun 1933
 5.Marianne Murchison b. 1836, d. 11 Jul 1920
 6.Flora Agnes Murchison b. 1841, d. 5 Nov 1931

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Oct 1935, EARLY PIONEERS--Murchison-Mackenzie
    IN the early days of our history — and of the 19th century — in order to help populate and make this outpost in the Southern Hemisphere better known in the world, the Home Government offered free grants of land to army officers willing to migrate with their families. Among the first to take advantage of this was John Murchison, of the 96th Regiment, who landed at Sydney in 1833. With him were Admiral Gore and Captain Baker, old friends. Gore's son later left with the ill-fated Arctic expedition under Sir John Franklin, and was never heard from again. Murchison's first friend in New South Wales was Captain King, and others to whom he brought letters of introduction were Macarthur, Campbell (of Campbell's Wharf), and Terence Aubrey Murray.
    PROCEEDING to Parramatta, Murchison rented a cottage near the first Government House. He left his family there and went to the Goulburn district. He took up land about five miles from where Goulburn now stands, prepared a home, and settled down to farming, calling his place Taradale. Beautiful cedar was plentiful in those days, and later he built a fine residence. In 1837 Farquhar Mackenzie arrived in Sydney, and travelled with another man looking for suitable country in which to settle, and soon afterwards arrived at Taradale. Later Mackenzie entered into partnership with Murchison, and, purchasing sheep from the famous Macarthur flocks, went with men to Monaro. He found the climate too cold after long residence in Java, and decided to go to Victoria (which had lately been proclaimed a separate colony) with a party, amongst whom were Kent Hughes, Peter Snodgrass, Kelberry Campbell, and others. Leaving the rest of the party, he went some five miles farther on and found a creek, which he called King Parrot Creek. He decided to settle there, and called his place Kerrisdale after his Scottish home. There he was joined some years later by Murchison, whose daughter he married. Farquhar Mackenzie was the younger son of Captain Kenneth Mackenzie of Gairloch, Scotland, who had served in India, being present at the siege of Seringapatan under General Sir David Baird.
    LATER Mr. Murchison, on going to see the Victorian property, had an exciting experience with bushrangers. He him self drove the first gig tandem over the lonely bush roads, being accompanied on horseback by Captain MacLachlan. On the first day after leaving Taradale, in the dusk of the evening, when approaching Gunning, a gang of bushrangers appeared, intending, no doubt, to intercept the vehicle. Missing that, they fell upon Captain MacLachlan, who was armed with one of the first revolvers brought out — one of the old pepper-box pattern. He charged into the bushrangers, but missed. Mr. Murchison handed the reins to his servant and hastened to his assistance, when the raiders made off, apparently thinking that in the darkness they had come upon a party of police. He afterwards decided to sell his Goulburn property and join Mr. Mackenzie at Kerrisdale, trekking there in a caravan specially built for his wife and family, the servants travelling in bullock-drays.
    WHILE Mr. Murchison had been stationed at Halifax, Nova Scotia, he married a daughter of Quartermaster Roberts of the 81st Regiment, a woman who proved to have the true pioneering spirit and who accompanied him through all the trying experiences of those early days— a faithful and energetic helpmate, leaving behind her to carry on the good work about fifty lineal descendants, all living in Australia. At the time of Mr. Murchison's death he was the oldest magistrate in the colonies, having been made a territorial magistrate of New South Wales in 1836. As I have said, Farquhar Mackenzie married one of the daughters. Of their six sons, three have passed away — namely, Hector, Farquhar (at Bloemfontein, South Africa), and Charles Edward. Those surviving are Kenneth (a prominent official in banking circles in this State and Queensland) and John (a station manager) — both retired; while Stuart is an orchardist in the Gosford district. Four daughters are living. —Mary Graham.5

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 353; VPRS 28/P2, unit 180.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Mr B (N/M Line) - Compagnoni, M'Kenzie, MacRae, Murchison, Davis, West, O'Rourke, Gedye, Dangar, Chapman, Doggett, Stuart Owner: Jason Bennetts.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Apr 1872, p4.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Mail, 16 Oct 1935, p40.
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Marianne Murchison

F, #10833, b. 1836, d. 11 Jul 1920
Father*John Murchison b. 1799, d. 20 Jun 1882
Mother*Mary Ann Roberts b. 1806, d. 27 Apr 1872
Married NameMcKenzie. 
Birth*1836 NSW, Australia, #B1207/1836 V18361207 22.1 
Marriage*1857 Spouse: William Henry McKenzie. VIC, Australia, #M197.2
 
Death*11 Jul 1920 Woolahra, NSW, Australia.3 

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Mr B (N/M Line) - Compagnoni, M'Kenzie, MacRae, Murchison, Davis, West, O'Rourke, Gedye, Dangar, Chapman, Doggett, Stuart Owner: Jason Bennetts.
Last Edited18 May 2015

Janette Violet Murchison

F, #10835, b. 1830, d. 1888
Father*John Murchison b. 1799, d. 20 Jun 1882
Mother*Mary Ann Roberts b. 1806, d. 27 Apr 1872
Married NameRawlins. 
Birth*1830 
Marriage*1852 Spouse: William Rawlins. Kilmore, VIC, Australia, #25695.1
 
Death*1888 Middle Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D466 (Age 58.)2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Fiche 374 Church of England."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
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Roderick Impey Murchison

M, #10837, b. 1833, d. 1914
Father*John Murchison b. 1799, d. 20 Jun 1882
Mother*Mary Ann Roberts b. 1806, d. 27 Apr 1872
Birth*1833 Paramatta, NSW, Australia, #B71/1833 V183371 150.1 
Marriage*1860 Spouse: Julia Rose Urquhart. VIC, Australia, #M1196.2
 
Widower1875Roderick Impey Murchison became a widower upon the death of his wife Julia Rose Urquhart.3 
Marriage*1878 Spouse: Alice Maud Whitton. VIC, Australia, #M2896.2
 
Death*1914 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D15788 (Age 83.)4 

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "born Chat."
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
Last Edited18 May 2015

Emily Bradley Murchison

F, #10839, b. 1833, d. 18 Jun 1933
Father*John Murchison b. 1799, d. 20 Jun 1882
Mother*Mary Ann Roberts b. 1806, d. 27 Apr 1872
Married NameKabat. 
Birth*1833 NSW, Australia, #B1223/1833 V18331223 22.1 
Marriage*1860 Spouse: Leopold Kabat. VIC, Australia, #M3351.2
 
Death*18 Jun 1933 Chatswood, NSW, Australia.3 

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Mr B (N/M Line) - Compagnoni, M'Kenzie, MacRae, Murchison, Davis, West, O'Rourke, Gedye, Dangar, Chapman, Doggett, Stuart Owner: Jason Bennetts.
Last Edited18 May 2015

Flora Agnes Murchison

F, #10841, b. 1841, d. 5 Nov 1931
Father*John Murchison b. 1799, d. 20 Jun 1882
Mother*Mary Ann Roberts b. 1806, d. 27 Apr 1872
Married NameFeatherstonhaugh. 
Birth*1841 
Marriage*1876 Spouse: Cuthbert Featherstonhaugh. VIC, Australia, #M3822.1
 
Widow10 Jun 1925Flora Agnes Murchison became a widow upon the death of her husband Cuthbert Featherstonhaugh
Death*5 Nov 1931 Chatswood, NSW, Australia.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Mr B (N/M Line) - Compagnoni, M'Kenzie, MacRae, Murchison, Davis, West, O'Rourke, Gedye, Dangar, Chapman, Doggett, Stuart Owner: Jason Bennetts.
Last Edited18 May 2015

Cuthbert Featherstonhaugh

M, #10842, b. 22 Jun 1837, d. 10 Jun 1925
Birth*22 Jun 1837 Dardistown, Westmeath, Ireland. 
Marriage*1876 Spouse: Flora Agnes Murchison. VIC, Australia, #M3822.1
 
Note*1918 John Murchison Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh published an autobiography 'After Many Days' which also contains details about John Murchison and his history. The book can be downloaded from archive.org. 
Death*10 Jun 1925 Wellington, NSW, Australia. 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh (1837-1925), pastoralist, was born on 22 June 1837 in Dardistown, County Westmeath, Ireland, son of Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh and his wife Susan, née Curtis. In 1843 the family moved to Germany and returned to Ireland in 1848. Cuthbert attended school in Frankfurt and Wales and later Belfast Academy. In 1852 his father, two brothers and a cousin left Ireland for Victoria and in May 1853 Cuthbert followed in the Sussex.
In Melbourne Cuthbert worked first as a wharf clerk for £2 10s. a week but soon joined a brother as a carrying contractor and cleared £5 a week. He next went surveying on the Upper Goulburn River and then trapped horses with Hunter and Peter Snodgrass in the ranges. Persuaded by his mother to take more steady employment, he worked on Edward Henty's Muntham run for six years. With Tom Clibborn Fetherstonhaugh laid out the Coleraine steeplechase and won repute as one of the most dare-devil riders of the Western District.
Fetherstonhaugh left Muntham in 1862 and went to Queensland where with two partners he acquired Ban Ban near Gayndah on the Burnett River. Travelling further north Cuthbert was stricken with dysentery. On recovery, he bought the lease of Burton Downs, 300 miles (482 km) north of Rockhampton, in June 1863 but after a three-year struggle Burton Downs had to be sold. Although penniless and with diminished vitality, he remained adventurous. His reputed encounter with the bushranger Bluecap and his gang was recalled by Barcroft Boake, and he also figured as 'Rev. Herbert Heatherstone' in Rolf Boldrewood's The Colonial Reformer.
Fetherstonhaugh underwent a religious experience in 1865 and in 1872, encouraged by Dean Hussey Macartney, he studied for the Anglican ministry. After acting as lay-reader at Templestowe, Doncaster and Anderson's Creek near Melbourne, he was ordained at Wagga Wagga in July 1873 and then took charge of the Brookong-Jerilderie parish. Two of his sermons were published: Our Father in 1874 and Truth and Freedom in 1876. His stipend of £300 helped him to buy the books he had longed for but his reading led him to question beliefs he had accepted from childhood. Unable to accept major Anglican dogma, he resigned in May 1875 but served at Urana as an unsectarian minister. In 1876 he became manager of Canally station near Balranald and on 16 November in Melbourne he married Flora Agnes Murchison. Next year with partners he bought Goorianawa station in the Castlereagh district and managed it for seventeen years.
In 1886 Fetherstonhaugh helped to form the Commercial and Pastoral Association of New South Wales and in 1890 the Pastoralists' Union. In 1894 he began to advocate inland freezing works and a meat export company. In relevant journals and lectures all over the colony he sought support for his scheme and by August 71,000 shares and £40,100 in debentures had been taken up. In 1895 he visited Chicago to engage experts in canning. In 1898 when the Stockowners' Meat Export Co. was well established he turned to mining in the Gulf Country. Successful, he returned in 1902 to New South Wales, and worked as a government land valuer.
Fetherstonhaugh next bought Mungarie, east of Coonamble. In old age he left its management to his son Cuthbert and lived at Blackheath. His last great interest was the Free Kindergarten Union of New South Wales. In 1918 he published in Sydney his lively autobiography, After Many Days, which he continued as 'My religious experiences' (c.1919), a manuscript now in the Mitchell Library. He died on 10 June 1925 at Wellington, survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter. He left an estate worth £3252.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, J. Ann Hone, 'Fetherstonhaugh, Cuthbert (1837–1925)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/…, published first in hardcopy 1972, accessed online 16 May 2015.
    Select Bibliography:
    B. Boake, Where the Dead Men Lie and Other Poems, A. G. Stephens ed (Lond, 1913)
    Australasian, 6 May 1876
    'Mr Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh', Australasian Pastoralists' Review, vol 4, no 2, Apr 1894, p 76
    'A Trip Through the North-East of N.S.W.: Interview with Mr. C. Fetherstonhaugh', Australasian Pastoralists' Review, vol 4, no 6, Aug 1894, pp 281-82
    'Return of Mr. C. Fetherstonhaugh', Australasian Pastoralists' Review, vol 5, no 9, Nov 1895, p 476
    'Pastoral Celebrities: Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh', Pastoralists' Review, vol 19, no 6, Aug 1909, p 605
    A. W. P., 'Obituary: Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh', Pastoral Review, vol 35, no 7, July 1925, p 585
    Sydney Morning Herald, 11 June 1925
    Sydney Mail, 17 June 1925.
Last Edited19 May 2015

George Lyon Ryder

M, #10848, b. 13 Apr 1844, d. 22 May 1927
George Lyon RYDER
Birth*13 Apr 1844 Sydney, NSW, Australia. [par Thomas Urmson RYDER & Jane]1 
Marriage*14 May 1885 Spouse: Mary Anne MacKenzie. Goorianawa Station, NSW, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*4 Jun 1885RYDER-MACKENZIE.-May 14, at Goorianawa Station, by the Rev. William Hotstch, George Lyon Ryder, of Calga, New South Wales, to May, second daughter of the late Farquhar Mackenzie, of Melbourne, Victoria.2 
Death*22 May 1927 Roseville, Sydney, NSW, Australia. 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Jun 1927, Another dear friend of many years' standing in Mr. George Lyon Ryder (1844-1927), late of Quanda Station, Coonamble, N.S.W., passed away on the 22nd of May at his residence in Roseville, Sydney, aged 83 years.
    One of Australia's pioneer pastoralists, and a man beloved by all, he was born in Sydney in 1844, being the seventh son of the late Mr. Thomas U. Ryder, one of the pioneers of the Hunter River district, N.S.W., and also of Victoria. On the completion of his education, and when twenty years of age, George Ryder, with his two brothers, Edmund and Thomas, went to Fiji, taking up land and cotton growing with marked success, as well as assisting largely in the development of the island.
    About 1882 he returned to Australia, and in conjunction with his brothers purchased Calga Station, in the Coonamble district, N.S.W., a property on which they founded a highclass stud of Merino sheep. Calga was held until 1905, when the partnership was dissolved, but part of the station and part of the stud flock were retained by Mr. G. L. Ryder. The former he called Quanda, but it was sold some seven years ago, when Mr. Ryder retired from active pastoral life, though still retaining a keen interest in country affairs.
    He is survived by his widow and two sons, Messrs. E. L. Ryder and R. Ryder, both of whom are interested in grazing in the nor'-west of New South Wales, while the former is also a partner in Messrs. Hain and Searight, Sydney.3

Citations

  1. [S31] IGI ""Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTHK-1MS : accessed 15 May 2015), Thomas Urmson Ryder in entry for George Lyon Ryder, 22 Jun 1844; citing New South Wales, Australia; FHL microfilm 993,955."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 4 Jun 1885, p1.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Pastoral Review, 16 Jun 1927, p 533.
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William Dwyer

M, #10856
Marriage*1932 Spouse: Hilda May Fahle. VIC, Australia, #M10422 - as Dalziel.1
 
Land-UBeac*20 Jul 1954 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11). Transfer from Elizabeth Bessie McDonald David McDonald to William Dwyer Hilda May Dwyer.2 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1959 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11). Transfer from William Dwyer Hilda May Dwyer to Thomas Frederick Rickards.3 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1934Railway Street, Garfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carrier. With Hilda May Dwyer.4
1936Commercial Hotel, Main Street, Mirboo North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager. With Hilda May Dwyer.5
1937Nathalia Hotel, Nathalia, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: barman. With Hilda May Dwyer.6
bt 1942 - 1954251 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: furnaceman. With Hilda May Dwyer.7,8,9

Citations

  1. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3758-495 William Dwyer, Plumber and Hilda May Dwyer, Married Woman both of 251 Barkly Street St Kilda
    sellers and buyers were joint proprietors with their respective spouses.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3758-495 Thomas Frederick Rickards, Newsagent and Elizabeth Daisy Rickards, married woman, both of 118 Centre Road, East Brighton, joint proprietors.
  4. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  5. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  6. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  7. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  8. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  9. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
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Hilda May Fahle

F, #10857, b. 1903, d. 1 Oct 1985
Married NameLeach. 
Probate (Will)* Hilda May Leach. M Woman. St Kilda. 01 Oct 1985. 964/545.1 
Married NameDwyer. 
Married NameDalziel. 
Birth*1903 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B5735 [par Albert John FAHLE & Ivy May EMERY].2 
Marriage*24 Oct 1925 Spouse: Walter Thomas Dalziel. St Paul's Cathedral, VIC, Australia, #M10485.3
 
Marriage*1932 Spouse: William Dwyer. VIC, Australia, #M10422 - as Dalziel.3
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac20 Jul 1954 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11). Transfer from Elizabeth Bessie McDonald David McDonald to William Dwyer Hilda May Dwyer.4 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac8 Dec 1959 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11). Transfer from William Dwyer Hilda May Dwyer to Thomas Frederick Rickards.5 
Marriage*1963 Spouse: Malcolm Joseph Leach.
 
Death*1 Oct 1985 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D25468 (Age 83) - as LEACH.6 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1934Railway Street, Garfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Dwyer.7
1936Commercial Hotel, Main Street, Mirboo North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: licenced victualler. With William Dwyer.8
1937Nathalia Hotel, Nathalia, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: hotelkeeper. With William Dwyer.9
bt 1942 - 1954251 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Dwyer.10,11,12
1963Lewisham Road, Prahran, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.13
19631/28 Lewisham Road, Prahran, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Malcolm Joseph Leach.13
bt 1968 - 1980251 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Malcolm Joseph Leach.14,15,16

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P16, unit 110; VPRS 7591/P12, unit 22.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3758-495 William Dwyer, Plumber and Hilda May Dwyer, Married Woman both of 251 Barkly Street St Kilda
    sellers and buyers were joint proprietors with their respective spouses.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3758-495 Thomas Frederick Rickards, Newsagent and Elizabeth Daisy Rickards, married woman, both of 118 Centre Road, East Brighton, joint proprietors.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  8. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  9. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  10. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  11. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  12. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  13. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  14. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  15. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  16. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited17 May 2015
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.