Elizabeth McDonald

F, #15024, b. 1862, d. 20 Jul 1891
Father*Murdoch McDonald b. 19 Aug 1832, d. 11 Nov 1909
Mother*Elizabeth Tulloch b. 17 Jan 1839, d. 25 Apr 1878
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Independent Comp B, Grave 454, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; In Memory of James Lecky, who died on 20th July 1873 aged 30 years. Also Lizzie the beloved wife of William Stuart Lecky who died 20th July 1891 aged 29 years.1
Married NameLecky.2 
Birth*1862 Springs, VIC, Australia, #B11207 [par Murdoch McDONALD & Elizabeth TULLOCH].2 
Note*28 Jul 1882 Moe Allotment 144 301 Acr Apr Selection 11309/11318 McDonald Elizabeth, Berwick.3 
Marriage*5 Jun 1884 Spouse: William Stewart Lecky. Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M2762.2
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Jun 1884LECKY-M'DONALD.—On the 5th inst., at The Springs, Berwick, by the Rev. A. Duff, William Stuart Lecky to Lizzie, third daughter of Murdoch M'Donald, of Berwick.4 
Death*20 Jul 1891 Carlton Hospital, Carlton, VIC, Australia, #D9540 (Age 28.)5 
Death-Notice25 Jul 1891LECKY.—On the 20th July, after a long and painful illness, Lizzie, the beloved wife of William Stuart Lecky. Dandenong papers please copy.6 
Death-Notice*1 Aug 1891LECKY.-On the 20th ult., after a long and painful illness, Lizzie, the beloved wife of William Stuart Lecky.7 

Family

William Stewart Lecky b. 1863, d. 15 Jan 1910
Children 1.Frances Elizabeth Lecky+ b. 2 Nov 1884, d. 13 Feb 1968
 2.Kenneth Stuart Lecky b. 1 Oct 1887, d. 28 Jun 1932
 3.Kathleen Lecky b. 1889, d. 21 Mar 1911

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Jun 1884, The marriage of one of the daughters of Mr. Murdoch McDonald, of Berwick, to Mr. W. S. Leckey, was celebrated with great eclat on Thursday last. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A Duff. The invitations were numerous, most of which were accepted, consequently the wedding party was a large one. " The arrangements were made regardless of expense, and must have cost something considerable. There was an unusually well set out very late breakfast, and the large party enjoyed themselves in dancing in the evening.8
  • 20 Jun 1884, OVERLAND PASSENGER TRAFFIC. BY TELEGRAPH ALBURY, THURSDAY. The following passed through to-day : For Melbourne (by express [train]) : ... Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Lecky ...9
  • 23 Oct 1888, Shire of Narracan - Valuations by Shire valuer. Leckey, Wm. S. and Elizabeth, 307 acres, allot. 146, Moe .. £75 (Net Annual Value)10
  • 2 Apr 1889, GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. FRIDAY, 29TH MARCH, 1889. Applications for leases approved: —Elizabeth Lecky, Moe.11

Citations

  1. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), #54546 (Unit 1718).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jun 1884, p1.
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, VIC), 25 Jul 1891, p44.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, VIC), 1 Aug 1891, p11.
  8. [S12] Newspaper - SBM Journal 11 Jun 1884, p2.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Jun 1884, p12.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 23 Oct 1888, p2S.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 2 Apr 1889, p3.
Last Edited4 Aug 2016

William Stewart Lecky

M, #15027, b. 1863, d. 15 Jan 1910
Father*James Lecky b. c 1834, d. 29 Jul 1873
Mother*Fanny Walker b. Jun 1844, d. 19 Apr 1926
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Western Road Cemetery (Protestant Section), Penang, Malaysia,
; In loving memory of William Stuart Lecky, Resident Manager of the Government Wharves, Penang, Born at Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. Died at Penang on the 15th January 1910. Aged 48 years. Erected by his loving wife Elsie.
Birth*1863 Castlemaine, VIC, Australia, #B1160. 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Feb 1874 Sailing with Fanny Lecky Catherine 'Kitty' Lecky to London, England. Ship on SOBRAON
also travelling is a Margaret WALKER aged 25 (page 4)

Age 9.1 
Marriage*5 Jun 1884 Spouse: Elizabeth McDonald. Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M2762.2
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Jun 1884LECKY-M'DONALD.—On the 5th inst., at The Springs, Berwick, by the Rev. A. Duff, William Stuart Lecky to Lizzie, third daughter of Murdoch M'Donald, of Berwick.3 
Widower20 Jul 1891William Stewart Lecky became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Lecky.4 
Marriage*1893 Spouse: Clara Grace Browning. Dubbo, NSW, Australia, #M3228.5
 
Widower24 Dec 1894William Stewart Lecky became a widower upon the death of his wife Clara Grace Browning.5 
Marriage*1896 Spouse: Kate Valentine. Sydney, NSW, Australia, #M4470.5
 
Note*May 1896 W S Leckey from Victoria to Adelaide on Waroonga Ref May 1896/page 1 - Age 20??6 
Widower14 Nov 1903William Stewart Lecky became a widower upon the death of his wife Kate Valentine
Marriage*22 Dec 1905 Spouse: Elsa Florence Yandell. Court House, Carnarvon, WA, Australia, #M848 [William Stuart LECKY & Elsa Florence STEINER].7
 
Marriage-Notice*30 Dec 1905WEDDINGS. — LECKY—STEINER.
A quiet wedding was celebrated at the court-house on December 22, the contracting parties being Mr. W. S. Lecky, Government wharfinger at Port Hedland, and Mrs. E. F. Steiner.
The bride journeyed from Victoria, and arrived here per the s.s. Paroo the day previous to the wedding. She was attended by her sister at the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. W. Sharp, and Mr. J. C. Baird acted as best man. The s.s. Paroo, by which boat Mr. and Mrs. Lecky proceeded to Port Hedland, was gaily decked with bunting in honour of the occasion.8 
Death*15 Jan 1910 Justin Corfield "Penang, Malaysia: Graves of Europeans in the Protestant Section of Western Road Cemetery" (publ. BACSA.)9 
Death-Notice*17 Jan 1910DEATH OF MR. W. S. LECKY. (From our own correspondent) Penang, January 16.
Mr W. S. Lecky, manager of the Government Wharves at Penang, died at half past twelve to-day.10 

Family

Elizabeth McDonald b. 1862, d. 20 Jul 1891
Children 1.Frances Elizabeth Lecky+ b. 2 Nov 1884, d. 13 Feb 1968
 2.Kenneth Stuart Lecky b. 1 Oct 1887, d. 28 Jun 1932
 3.Kathleen Lecky b. 1889, d. 21 Mar 1911

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Jun 1884, The marriage of one of the daughters of Mr. Murdoch McDonald, of Berwick, to Mr. W. S. Leckey, was celebrated with great eclat on Thursday last. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A Duff. The invitations were numerous, most of which were accepted, consequently the wedding party was a large one. " The arrangements were made regardless of expense, and must have cost something considerable. There was an unusually well set out very late breakfast, and the large party enjoyed themselves in dancing in the evening.11
  • 20 Jun 1884, OVERLAND PASSENGER TRAFFIC. BY TELEGRAPH ALBURY, THURSDAY. The following passed through to-day : For Melbourne (by express [train]) : ... Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Lecky ...12
  • 16 Oct 1884, THE FOLLOWING STALLIONS WILL STAND THIS SEASON AT ROSLYN PARK, McDONALD'S TRACK:
    THE PURE BRED CLYDESDALE PRIDE OF THE HILLS.
    PRIDE of the Hills is a rich black, stalding 17½ hands high, has immense bone and plenty of hair. He is by Muir Lad (imported), dam, Matchless, by Old Matchless (imported). Pride of the Hills is perfectly quiet, both in stable and as a worker. He is a sure foal getter, and without doubt one of the largest and most symmetrical horses in the colony. His chest is deep and broad, legs are short, and altogether shows great muscular power. A silver cup valued at L15 15s will be given for the best yearling got by Pride of the Hills, to be shown at the Morwell Horse Parade of 1886.
    Terms--£3 3s.
    ALSO THE CELEBRATED TROTTING STALLION CZAR.
    CZAR is by Governor; dam, Sally; Sally ; by Ab-del Kaber. He is a magnificent chestnut, standing 17 hands 1 inch high, and has trotted a mile in 3 mins. 25 sec.
    Terms--£3 3s.
    Well fenced and good grass paddocks provided. Every care but no responsibility. Mares let in Waterloo on notice being sent to W. S. LECKY, Childers Post Office13
  • 2 Apr 1885, GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Friday, 27th March. Application for licence approved.--W. S. Leckey, Moe.14
  • 30 Jul 1885, In the Narracan Shire Cr. Moore. who seeks re-election for the North Riding, is opposed by Mr. M. McDonald, and in the East Riding Cr. Vary, who offers his services again, will have to contest the seat with Mr. W. S. Stewart, of Narracan. In the West Riding Messrs. James Bawden, Leckey and Rollo, will contest the seat rendered vacant by the retire of Cr. W. Bawden, who does not seek re-election.15
  • 6 Aug 1885, SHIRE OF NARRACAN - TO THE ELECTORS OF THE WEST RIDING, LADIES and GENTLEMEN,—At the request of a number of Ratepayers in your Riding, I beg to announce that it is my intention to offer myself as a CANDIDATE for the vacant seat in the above riding at the approaching August election. Should you honor me with your confidence it will be my constant endeavour to urge upon the powers that be measures that will tend to promote the best interests of the Shire, the West Riding in particular.
    I am strongly in favor of borrowing of a sum of money for the making of Shire Roads and also the construction of tram ways wherever practicable throughout the municipality.
    I will endeavour before the day of Election to meet the Ratepayers at the various Centres, and explain my views more fully. Trusting to be favored with your votes and interest. Yours faithfully, W. S. LECKEY.16
  • 13 Aug 1885, We have received stud notices from Mr. Parkes, South Warragul, and Mr. Worth, Yarragon, which shall appear next week.
    While on this subject we may mention that Mr. W. S. Leckey of Childers purchased Sir Garnet at the recent sales in Melbourne, and we hear that the long price of 240 guineas was paid for him.17
  • 20 Aug 1885, In the West Riding of the Narracan Shire Mr. Rollo was returned, the numbers polled being Rollo 107, Bawden 103, Leckey 55.18
  • 17 Sep 1885, TO STAND THIS SEASON AT ROSLYN PARK, CHILDERS, "SIR GARNET"
    SIR GARNET, is a magnificent dark brown horse, without any white, rising six years old, 17¼ hands high, and not leggy. Judging from the horse's breeding and immense size, he should get the right sort of steeplechase and carriage horses that are now and are likely to be in much demand. SIR GARNET's sire is Messrs J and R. Lecky's Starlight, winner of the Hunt Club Cup at Caulfield, and three other Steeplechases. His Grandsire, is Kirklestaine, great grandsire, Ladykirk (imported.) Kirklestaine's dam Regina, by Peeping Tom (imp), Grand-dam Princess by Cornborough (imp.) Starlight's dam Dolly by Dolo (imported.) Sir Garnet's dam, Gindibine the 2nd, by Excelsior winner of several first prizes at Mornington Farmers' Society Show, by Mr. Bloxidge's Athos (imp.) ; Grand-dam, Gindibine 1st, bred by Hon. W. Pearson, by Havelock out of Tincombe, by Emigrant. Messrs. Campbell Pratt and Co. publicly stated that SIR GARNET'S two-year old stock were the best of their class that went into the Melbourne market during the last season. Mares will be met in Yarragon, Trafalgar, Moe, Morwell on one week's notice being sent. Mares not proving in foal served half-price next season. A recuction made for a numnber of mares, the property of one owner. Well, grassed and good watered paddocks provided. Every care, but no responsibility.
    TERMS ... £4 0 0
    GROOM'S FEE ... 2 6
    W.S. LECKEY.
    Roslyn Park, Childers, Via Yarragon.19
  • 12 Nov 1885, NOTICE. - SIR GARNET'S list is now nearly full but I shall be able to make room for 10 more mares. W. S. LECKY.20
  • 14 Apr 1886, At the meeting of the Executive Council yesterday, the probationary appointments [to the Mounted Rifle Force] of non commissioned officers were made about a fortnight ago by Colonel Price, as follows :-To be Sergeant's : D Company W. S. Lecky.21
  • 19 Aug 1886, Buln Buln Fortnightly, Market. SATURDAY, 28TH AUGUST. WM. HAMILTON & CO., will SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at their yards, Mr. J R. Brown's Turf Club Hotel, Buln Buln, on Saturday, 28th August, at one o'clock : For W. S. Lecky, Jun., Esq., Childers 11 Thoroughbred Mares, all in foal to "Sir Garnet," For positive and unreserved sale, as Mr. Lecky is leaving the district. Two of 'Sir Garnet's' stock brought 95 guineas and 105 guineas, at the last horse sale in Melbourne.22
  • 14 Jun 1887, NARRACAN SHIRE COUNCIL. Correspondence from W. S Lecky, saying that a large tree had fallen across M'Donald's Track between Childers and Thorpdale, and offering to get same removed for £1 10s.—To be offered 15s.23
  • 22 Jun 1888, Present indications point to lively times during the coming elections. In the West Riding the three retiring councillors annonuce their intention to seek re-election.
    Leckey a young man of acknowledged abilities, which in a shire council would prove invaluable to the district fortunate enough to have him as their representative. Although yet guite a young man it will not be his first struggle for a seat in the council, he having some four years ago contested the old West Riding but was unsuccessful.24
  • 23 Oct 1888, Shire of Narracan - Valuations by Shire valuer. Leckey, Wm. S. and Elizabeth, 307 acres, allot. 146, Moe .. £75 (Net Annual Value)25
  • 16 Jul 1889, The Mordialloc stewards held a meeting yesterday, and reconsidered the circumstances surrounding the disqualification of the jockey W Morrison for pulling the pony Saucy in a race at Mordialloc recently. Morrison yesterday made a statement to the stewards to the effect that the owner ot the pony, Mr W S Lecky, had instructed him not to win, but this Mr Lecky denied. After a long sitting the stewards decided to alter the jockey's disqualification for six months to suspension tor that period. The stewards also expressed their opinion that there was not sufficient evidence to warrant them in taking any action against the owner of the pony, Mr Lecky, though they considered that the statements made were such as showed the action of those who were running the pony to be open to grave suspicion.26
  • 1 Sep 1893, ABSENTEEISM. UNOCCUPIED LAND ON McDONALD'S TRACK. ----o---- The following statement showing the land held by absentees in the West Riding of the Narracan Shire, between Yarragon and McDonald's Track, has been prepared by the ratecollector at the instance of Cr. Campbell. The total area, it will be seen is 10,310 acres, which fact is subject matter for serious thought. The following are the names of the holders, acreage, rateable value, and present state of the land : W. S. Leckie, 307a, £75, 140 acres in grass, not occupied.27
  • 11 Apr 1895, ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION THIS DAY. W. S. LECKY and CO.- At Government Meat Market, Pyrmont, at 11, Beef, Mutton, &c.28
  • 24 Jan 1896, COUNTRY-KILLED MEAT via GLEBE ISLAND. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD. Sir,- Your correspondent "Grower'' is in error when he quotes the freight from Dubbo of 516 carcases of 50lb. sheep at £16 5s 9d. In the first place, the Railway Department have no refrigerating cars capable of carrying 516 carcases of 50lb sheep. The largest number of sheep of this description that can be carried in one car is 400, and the freight on this is £15 10s, making a total of £19 19s 10d for the 516, instead of £16 5s 9d quoted. There is one point always ignored by the advocates of up-country killing-that is, the increase in the value of the skins of sheep killed in Sydney, whether fellmongerod or not. This amounts, on a full-woolled wether, to at the very least 6d per skin. There is no question but that the main portion of the Glebe Abattoirs, as they are at present, are a disgrace, and quite unfit for killing purposes. However, the Board of Health have sent in to the Government a very strong report on this matter, advising the building of new abattoirs. The they are giving the matter careful consideration, so that we have a prospect of getting some improvement ere long. Once this is done, meat can be killed much more in the public interest in or near Sydney than can be done at any up-country works, where the supervision by properly qualified inspectors is necessarily very lax.
    The diseased meat question has been practically settled by the action of the pastoralists in refusing to refund for condemned cattle and it now only requires proper supervision of outside slaughterhouses by properly qualified inspectors to insure no diseased meat going into consumption.
    I am, &c. ,
    W. S. LECKY.29
  • 22 Jul 1896, W. S. Lecky is Manager General Gordon Main Lode G.M. Co (East Coolgardie Mine Field) West Australian 22 July 1896. In prospectus to raise capital for the company he is referred to as Captain Lecky. WA 15 July 1896 page 7
  • 11 Aug 1896, [Notice of Application for a Certificate of Discharge.] In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re William Stewart Lecky, of Sydney. To the Official Assignee and Creditors. TAKE NOTICE that William Stewart Lecky intends to apply to His Honor the Judge in Bankruptcy, at the Court, Chancery-square, Sydney, on Tuesday, the 1st day of September, 1896, at 11 am., or as soon afterwards as the course of business will admit, that a Certificate of Discharge be granted to him, under and according to the provisions of the Act 51 Viotoria No. 19—Dated this 7th day of August, 1896. LEWIS LEVY, Solicitor for Applicant, 82, Pitt-street, Sydney.30
  • 19 Mar 1898, Bankruptcy. - The following were gazetted this week: Public examinations : 4th April ; W. S. Lecky, town clerk, Bulong. First meetings 5th April, W. S. Lecky.31
  • 19 Apr 1898, The following examinations were adjourned: William S. Lecky, until April 25th, on the ground that accounts had not been supplied as ordered.32
  • 16 Dec 1898, The Queen Margaret ia a valuable and remarkably well-managed mine, lying to the west, where 130 men are at work. The 20-head stamps crush between 600 and 700 tons of ore per month for as many ounces.
    In and around Bulong at the present time there are nearly 2,000 people. Bulong is a municipality, and one of the most picturesque in the colony. The town is remarkably well laid out, with broad streets planted with trees, clean and wide roads and footpaths, and serviceable public buildings, such as the post office, police court, police quarters, miners' institute with public reading-room, State school, and others. Pleasantly situated on a hill is the local hospital, which is supported by voluntary contributions, and is efficiently managed by Matron Blore. Around the town are a series of little hills, tapering out in the edge of a vast salt lake. The surrounding country is fertile, and clothed with light timber. This year the whole country side was ablaze with wild flowers. Mr. F. Jones is Mayor of the municipality, and Mr. W. S. Lecky town clerk. There is a daily mail service from Bulong to Kalgoorlie.33
  • 18 Mar 1899, REQUIREMENTS OF BULONG. DEPUTATION TO THE MINISTER OF LANDS.
    The question of the residence areas at Bulong was yesterday brought under the notice of the Minister of Lands by Messrs. C. E. Jones and W. S. Lecky, the Mayor and Town Clerk of the township, who were introduced to the Minister by Mr. Vosper, M.L.A.
    Mr. JONES explained that the applications for residence areas were being sent in to the Warden under section 41 of the Goldfields Act, which enabled the men to obtain the freehold of the areas after having held them for 12 months. This the deputation objected to, because as the areas were situate within a mile of the town proper, and alongside one of the principal mines in the district, the result would be that another town would spring up in that locality to the detriment of Bulong. What they desired was that the areas should be declared free areas, and if that were done they felt sure that a number of men who were now living in humpies would take up those blocks, and register them, and thus obtain a leasehold instead of a freehold as under the Goldfields Act. He took it to be the duty of the Department to look after the vested interests of those people who had spent large sums of money in purchasing blocks in the town proper.
    Mr. LECKY pointed out that the areas were originally surveyed as free areas. They were within a mile of the town, and adjoining the mines, and there could be no doubt that if these blocks were granted under the 41st clause of the Goldfields Act the freeholds would be granted to the men at the expiration of twelve months, and that they would gradually fall into the hands of speculators. He was sure that if the Department would declare for the free areas a large number of men would be ready to take them up.
    Mr. THROSSELL, in replying, stated that he was in accord with much that the deputation had said. The blocks, he explained, had been originally surveyed under his instructions, for the purpose of free areas for the miners. One of the department's own officers (Mr. King) then reported that it would be of no use to throw them open as free areas, as there was no demand for them. He (the Minister) was pleased to hear that there was a likelihood of a demand for them, because he was convinced that it was the right principle that every man in the colony, whether a farmer or a man with a quarter-acre round his residence, should have the State, rather than the speculator, for his landlord. He would therefore agree to the inquest of the deputation, and give instructions at once that these areas should he thrown open as free areas. He had seen some comment lately to the effect that the charge of £1 per annum was too high; and he had great pleasure in telling them that regulations had been prepared, and, indeed, only waited the approval of the Government, reducing this charge to 10s. If he remembered aright, the registration fee was also to be reduced to 5s; and it was further intended that the regulations should provide for a better and simpler system of transfer from one person to another. It was more important, in his opinion, to settle a large population in the district, than for the Government to extort as much as possible out of them; and he hoped that the effect of this action of the Government would be that it would increase the settlement at Bulong. It was also intended to extend the same principle to the whole of the goldfields.
    The deputation thanked the Minister for his promise.
    DEPUTATION TO THE COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAYS.
    Mr. VOSPER then introduced the deputation to the Commissioner of Railways, explaining that the chief matter which it was desired to bring under his notice was the leaky condition of the Bulong tank. He added that it was leaking at such a rate that, locally, it was feared that the structure itself would soon be rendered unsafe.
    The deputation pointed out that recently a depth of 5ft. 6in. of water was secured in the tank after some heavy rains, but it had since commenced to escape at the rate of about a foot in depth per week. From an examination of the tank they had come to the conclusion that it was sadly in need of repair, and that, if allowed to remain untouched, the cracks in the tank would extend, and the concrete gradually become affected, and thus the tank would be rendered practically useless. The deputation further pointed out that, as the water supply in the tank was supposed to be for domestic purposes, neither the Government nor the private batteries should be allowed to take water from it for boiler purposes, for if that practice continued, and if the leakage still went on, the water in the tank would soon give out. They also asked for some monetary assistance in recognition of the fact that the local council had laid down salt-water mains through the streets for use in the protection of property (both private and public) from fire. Another request that they presented was that the salt-water well near the town boundary should be vested in the council.
    The Minister, in replying, said that from a report which had reached him it appeared that though the tank was leaking it was not doing so to the extent that the deputation had represented. Unfortunately the construction of the tank was not all that could be desired; indeed, it was one of the most unsatisfactory works that had been carried out on the fields, and some bad material must have been used in its construction. He now had a dispute on hand with the contractors in reference to the balance of the money, which was being held back for repairs to the tank. The contractors had hitherto done a great deal of good work for the Government, but he was sorry to say that in this instance the work had not been satisfactory. With regard to the selling of water from the tank he had ascertained that the population within a radius of two miles of the tank was 1,600, and the quantity of water sold per day was 2,000 gallons. It appeared to the Department that there was more water in the tank than such a population could use at the rate named; consequently, the Department felt itself justified in disposing of that available to the batteries rather than let it waste by evaporation. As soon as the tank was empty the Department would have an examination made of it with a view to rendering leakage impossible in future. He might add that along the Menzies line the Works Department had handed over to the Railway Department the tanks in close proximity to the line on the understanding that the Railway Department would supply the public with water at the old rates so long as there was any available in the tanks. The Railway Department also used the water from those tanks for railway purposed, as it was thought better to let the railways have it than for it to go to waste. The Minister also explained that he could not give them any monetary assistance at present for the protection of the public property against fire, but the the application might be made to the Premier on his visit to Bulong when on his tour on the fields. The other questions brought to his notice by the deputation he would look into, and communicate with them later on.
    The deputation thanked the Minister, and then withdrew.34
  • 23 Jan 1901, AQUATICS. FREMANTLE ANNIVERSARY REGATTA.
    The following are the entries and handicaps for the yacht race and 18 footers' race, to be held on Monday next (Anniversary Day) in the outer harbour at Fremantle. The regatta is being held under the auspices of the Fremantle Yacht Club, and the races will be sailed under their rules, so far as the sailing is concerned. Programmes, with all particulars describing the course, etc.: will be personally delivered to owners of all boats entered:
    - Yacht Race.
    This be, 19ft. 10in; owner, W. S. Lecky; sailed by W. S. Lecky . . . L Breeze 10M M Breeze 10M S Breeze 20M35
  • 2 Jul 1909, Mr. W. S. Lecky, resident of manager of the Government wharves department at Penang, sends us a copy of the rules and regulations and scale of charges, issued by the Penang committee of the Tanjong Pagar Dock Board.36
  • 27 Sep 1909, TANJONG PAGAR DINNER. Mr Tin Kheam Kiat, general manager of the T. P. L. S. entertained a large number of guests at dinner on Friday last in honour of Mr W. S. Lecky, resident manager of the Penang wharves. Mr Lecky has arrived in Singapore awaiting the arrival of Mrs Lecky, who is expected to arrive by the steamer Guthrie from Australia daily. The evening at Mr Tam Kheam Kiat's residence was of a most convivial character and the party did not disperse until the harbinger of morn had crowed his loudest.37
  • 15 Jan 1910, ILLNESS OF MR. W. S. LECKY. (From our own correspondent) Penang, January 14.
    Mr W. S. Lecky, the manager of the Government Wharves, is in hospital suffering from appendicitis.38
  • 18 Jan 1910, The Late Mr. Lecky.
    In connection with the death of Mr. W. S. Lecky, the Straits Echo, of the 15th inst. says:—The deceased gentleman was apparently well a few weeks ago; he officiated as time keeper at the last race meeting, but last Wednesday he was taken suddenly ill and had to be sent to the General Hospital where it was diagnosed that be was suffering from appendicitis. His condition rapidly became worse and an operation was performed on him at three o'clock yesterday afternoon and again last night. Mr. Lecky gradually sank and died at noon to day. The deceased was born in Castlemaine, Victoria, forty-seven years ago. After spending some years in the goldfields, be joined the Fremantle Harbour Trust and in 1907 went to Singapore where he was for sometime in the Tanjong Pagar Dock, being promoted over here as Resident Manager of the Government Wharves when the Government took over the concerns.39
  • 20 Jan 1910, PENANG'S WHARF MANAGER ILL. Penang, Jan. 14.
    Mr W. S. Lecky, resident manager of the Government wharves, Penang, has gone to hospital suffering from appendicitis.
    Penang, Jan. 16th 3.39 pm.
    Mr W. S. Lecky, Manager of the Government Wharves at Penang, died at half past twelve to-day, after undergoing two operations. The funeral is to take place early tomorrow morning. This excellent officer had organized a highly efficient department, and his loss is deeply regretted on all sides.40

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  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Jun 1884, p12.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 16 Oct 1884, p2.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 2 Apr 1885, p3.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 30 Jul 1885, p3.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 6 Aug 1885, p2.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 13 Aug 1885, p3.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 20 Aug 1885, p3.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 17 Sep 1885, p4, also advertised 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 5 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec 1885 & 7 Jan 1886.
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 12 Nov 1885, p2.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Apr 1886, p5.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus Warragul Guardian, 19 Aug 1886, p2.
  23. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 14 Jun 1887, p3.
  24. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian and Buln Buln and Narracan Shire Advocate, 22 Jun 1888, p3.
  25. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 23 Oct 1888, p2S.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jul 1889, p7.
  27. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 1 Sep 1893, p4.
  28. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 11 Apr 1895, p7.
  29. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 24 Jan 1896, p6.
  30. [S14] Newspaper - New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, Jul-Aug 1896, p5531.
  31. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 19 March 1898, page 5. There are also records at the State Records of Western Australia.
  32. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 19 Apr 1898, p3.
  33. [S14] Newspaper - Western Mail (Perth), 16 Dec 1898, p125.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 18 Mar 1899, p7.
  35. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 23 Jan 1901, p7.
  36. [S14] Newspaper - The Straits Times, 2 Jul 1909, p6.
  37. [S14] Newspaper - The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 27 Sep 1909, p5.
  38. [S14] Newspaper - The Straits Times, 15 Jan 1910, p7.
  39. [S14] Newspaper - The Straits Times, 18 Jan 1910, p6.
  40. [S14] Newspaper - The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (Weekly), 20 Jan 1910, p15.
Last Edited1 Mar 2019

Frances Elizabeth Lecky

F, #15028, b. 2 Nov 1884, d. 13 Feb 1968
Father*William Stewart Lecky b. 1863, d. 15 Jan 1910
Mother*Elizabeth McDonald b. 1862, d. 20 Jul 1891
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
(Interred) Burial (Grave) Church of England CJ16, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, TAS, Australia,
Service 15 Feb 1968.1 
Married NameCanning.2 
Birth*2 Nov 1884 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B23422/1885.3 
Birth-Notice*5 Nov 1884LECKY.—On 2nd November, at Berwick, the wife of W. S Lecky, Childers, of a daughter.4 
Marriage-Notice*15 Sep 1913The engagement is announced of Miss F. E. Lecky, daughter of the late Mr. W. S. Lecky, to Robert W. Canning, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Canning, of Perth.5 
Marriage*16 Dec 1914 Spouse: Robert L Wernam Canning. St Mary's Church, Perth, WA, Australia, #M874.6
 
Widow15 Dec 1923Frances Elizabeth Lecky became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert L Wernam Canning.7 
Note*8 Dec 1949 The will of Margaret Hooper (her aunt) dated 25 Mar 1948 reads: "... As to and concerning the residue of my state both real and personal I DIRECT my -- Trustees to hold the same Upon trust for my niece ELIZABETH FRANCES CANNING of Hobart in Tasmania for her own use and benefit absolutely But in the event of her predeceasing me then to hold the same Upon Trust for her son Peter Canning absolutely."8 
Death*13 Feb 1968 Hobart, TAS, Australia.9 
Residence*b 15 Feb 1968 337 Davey Street, Hobart, TAS, Australia. 
Probate (Will)*1968 AD960/116 Will #50374. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190952 Powlett Street, East Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: typiste.10
1937104 Regent Street, Sandy Bay, TAS, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Peter Alfred Canning.11
bt 1943 - 194917 Cavell Street, Hobart West, TAS, AustraliaOccupation: librarian. With Peter Alfred Canning.12,13
1954Bracken Lane, Fern Tree, TAS, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Peter Alfred Canning.14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Sep 1911, Ex. Co. 3373; P.S.C. 1075/11.
    Frances Elizabeth Lecky, under Section 29 of the Public Service Act, to be Shorthand-writer and Typist, Government-Agency. Melbourne, Lands and Surveys Department, at a salary of £120 per annum, as from 1st July, 1911.15
  • 19 Sep 1911, PUBLIC SERVICE BILLETS. Perth, Sept. 17. Among the recent appointments are the following : Frances Elizabeth Lecky, to be shorthand writer and typist, Government agency, Melbourne, Lands and Surveys Department, at a salary of £120 per annum.16
  • 25 Aug 1914, Our Perth Letter. I think ere this Miss Fluffie Lecky, niece of Mrs. Robert Walker (erstwhile of Bendigo will have paid you a visit. She has a very good position here. I think it is in the Lands department, and she is going for a holiday to Victoria before settling down in her own home here in West Australia.17
  • 24 Dec 1914, The marriage took place at St. Mary's, West Perth, last Wednesday evening, of Mr. Robert Canning and Miss Betty Lecky. The ceremony was followed by a very pleasant reception and supper at Palace Court.18
  • 3 Jan 1915, An interesting local wedding was that of Miss Betty Lecky, formerly of the Lands Department, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Lecky, one time harbormaster at Carnarvon, to Mr. Robert Canning, son of Mr. Canning of the Lands Department. The ceremony took place at St Mary's Anglican Church, Colin-street, West Perth, on the evening of Wednesday, December 16. The bride wore a trained gown of white satin, veiled in embroidered crepe-de-chine, over which flowed the soft folds of a tulle veil, caught into a mob cap by sprays of orange blossom. She carried a large sheaf of white lilies. The one maid-in-waiting was Miss Star Lord, eldest daughter of Mrs. W. Lord, of West Perth, who wore a becoming white frock veiled in shadow lace, blue hat swathed with an ostrich plume of the same color, and relieved by a pink-silk rose. The bouquet was of pink carnations. After the service supper was served at Palace Court, midst a profusion of carnations and ferns. The happy couple left to spend their honeymoon at Mandurah, the bride travelling in a coat and skirt of Wedgwood blue crêpé de chine, a soft white vest of lace, and Paris model hat in the same shade of blue. They will live at Guildford.19
  • 19 Jan 1915, WEDDING OF A POPULAR. EX-BENDIGONIAN.
    Many Bendigonians will remember pretty and petite Miss Fluffie Leckie, niece of Mr. Robert Walker, with whose family she lived for so many years in this city when her uncle was proprietor of the "Evening Mail." Miss Lecky was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Lecky, erstwhile harbormaster at Carnarvon, West Australia, and her marriage to Mr. R. Canning, of the Lands department in Perth, created quite a stir among many old Bendigonians now located in that city, as well as the many friends the young lady has acquired since she came to Perth to enter the Government Lands department herself. She is a particularly gifted girl, and her brains may be envied her by many of the sterner sex. Mr. Canning is the representative of the oldest W.A. families. The wedding took place at the end of last year at 7.30 pm at St. Mary's Anglican Church West Perth, the church being crowded with guests and spectators, and also very artistically decorated for the occasion. The bride, who looked lovely, wore a very beautiful trained gown of soft, rich satin veiled in embroidered crepe-de-chine; a soft tulle veil caught into a mob cap-like effect by sprays of orange blossoms, and a head of white lilies completed a lovely effect. Miss Star Lord was sole maid of honour, and wore an extremely chic white frock, covered with shadow lace and pretty blue hat, with feather en suite and pale pink rose, and a large posy of pink carnations was carried. After the ceremony supper was served at Palace Court, and a large reception was also held. The honeymoon was spent at Mandworth. The bride looked very sweet in a travelling coat and skirt of Wedgwood blue crepe-de-chine, with soft vest of white lace and a Paris model hat of the same shade of blue. The happy couple will reside at Guildford. Mrs. Canning's wedding gifts were numerous and lovely.
    (By "Noreen.")20
  • 30 Mar 1916, Our Perth Letter. Mrs. Canning (nee Miss Fluff Leckie, niece of Mrs. Robert Walker, also a resident of Bendigo for many years) has a most artistic home at Guildford, one of Perth's most beautiful suburbs. A real English country town it is. Little Mrs. Canning is an ideal wife and mother, and is even prettier than she was as a girleen.21

Citations

  1. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www.millingtons.com.au/records-search,.
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 5 Nov 1884, p3.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Daily News (Perth), 15 Sep 1913, p3.
  6. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Dec 1923, p10.
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  9. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Hew_M - Mills Family Tree.
  10. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  11. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  12. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  13. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  14. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Government Gazette W.A., 15 Sep 1911, p3673.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Kalgoorlie Western Argus, 19 Sep 1911, p30.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigonian (VIC), 25 Aug 1914, p10.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Daily News Perth, 24 Dec 1914, p3.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Sunday Times (Perth), 3 Jan 1915, p25.
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigonian (VIC), 19 Jan 1915, p25.
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigonian (VIC), 30 Mar 1916, p10.
Last Edited1 Mar 2019

Kenneth Stuart Lecky

M, #15029, b. 1 Oct 1887, d. 28 Jun 1932
Father*William Stewart Lecky b. 1863, d. 15 Jan 1910
Mother*Elizabeth McDonald b. 1862, d. 20 Jul 1891
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
(Interred) Burial (Grave) Section BA - Grave 0044, Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, WA, Australia.1
 
Birth*1 Oct 1887 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B26144.2 
Birth-Notice*4 Oct 1887LECKY.-On the 1st October, at Berwick, the wife of W.S. Lecky, Childers, of a son.3 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel4 Jan 1910 To Fremantle, WA, Australia. Ship Seydlitz boarded at Ceylon
no age given.4 
Death*28 Jun 1932 Perth, WA, Australia, #D1048 (Age 45.)5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1910 - 1916128 Cantonment Street, Fremantle, WA, AustraliaOccupation: clerk.6,7,8
1925Bullfinch Road, Southern Cross, WA, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Jun 1932, DEAD IN BED
    A man who had come to Perth for medical treatment was found dead in his bed at a coffee palace early today. K. S. Leckie (about 45), a miner, arrived two days ago from Wiluna, and booked a room at the coffee palace. He had with him a letter from Dr. Phipps of Wiluna, introducing him to the Perth Hospital, where he was to receive treatment.
    An employee of the coffee palace entered his room, and found him in bed dead. It is understood that a post mortem examination will be held.10
  • 29 Jun 1932, The central police wish to hear from any person who can assist in the identification of a man named K. S. Leckie (45), who was found dead in bed in a room at the Horseshoe Hostel, on the corner of Pier-street and Murray-street, yesterday morning. Deceased booked a room there on Monday, stating that he had just arrived from Wiluna, was very sick and had not slept for two nights. He carried with him a letter from a doctor at Wiluna, introducing him to a casualty doctor at the Perth Hospital for treatment.11

Citations

  1. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of KB00045967 (Karrakatta Burial),.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian, 4 Oct 1884, p3.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, National Archives of Australia; Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600.; Inward passenger manifests for ships and aircraft arriving at Fremantle, Perth Airport and Western Australian outports from 1897-1963; Series Number: K 269; Reel Number: 30 Dec 1909 - Dec 1910.
  5. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  6. [S110] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1910.
  7. [S111] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1911.
  8. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  9. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Daily News (Perth), 28 Jun 1932, p10.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian, 29 Jun 1932, p14.
Last Edited23 Jun 2016

Kathleen Lecky

F, #15030, b. 1889, d. 21 Mar 1911
Father*William Stewart Lecky b. 1863, d. 15 Jan 1910
Mother*Elizabeth McDonald b. 1862, d. 20 Jul 1891
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
(Stone NM) Burial (Grave) Independent Comp B, Grave 454, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; In Memory of James Lecky, who died on 20th July 1873 aged 30 years. Also Lizzie the beloved wife of William Stuart Lecky who died 20th July 1891 aged 29 years.1
Birth*1889 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #B30388.2 
Death*21 Mar 1911 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D2348 (Age 21.)3 
Death-Notice*22 Mar 1911LECKY. -On the 21st, at Melbourne, Kathleen, youngest daughter of the late Wm Stewart Lecky, Penang, Straits Settlements, aged 21.4 

Citations

  1. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Mar 1911, p9.
Last Edited3 Jun 2016
 

NOTE

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