James Lecky

M, #15783, b. 1772, d. 11 Apr 1831
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Book*The Industrial Archaeology of Northern Ireland (By William Alan McCutcheon)
In the spade mill a billet of wrought iron, heated in the furnace, was beaten out to the size and shape required for the particular order in hand. The raw material for most Irish mills was obtained locally by melting down scrap metal or by importing billets of iron or mild steel through Londonderry, Newry or Cork. The manufacture of spades and shovels was carried on in workshops which in their development were mid-way between the village smithy and the early steel forge, with trip hammers, bellows, grindstones, shearing machines etc driven by water power but with an emphasis on individual craftsmanship reflecting the traditional skills of the medieval smith.
There were over forty water-driven spade mills in the six north-eastern counties, more than two-thirds of the Irish total, and of these eighteen were in County Tyrone, with a remarkable concentration of spade production around Coalisland, close to the head of canal navigation (fig 128). The average annual valuation of the water power used by Ulster spade mills in the 1830s was just over £7,64 indicating that they were in general fairly modest undertakings, but a description of spade production at Lecky's Mill, Coalisland, in 1843,65 underlines the essential difference between a relatively small number of larger commercial mills, producing a wide range of spade and shovel types for distribution over a substantial area around the centre of production (Coalisland, Newry, Derriaghy, Templepatrick, Clones) and the smaller, more isolated country mills, with a limited output and a restricted market catchment (Bushmills, Bruslee, Drumlegagh, Drumnakilly, Ballyronan, Aughrimderg, Gortmerron, Coagh, 'The Bush', Hollyhill, Fintona) (pis 61.3-62.4).
The spade mills of the north of Ireland were in general fairly short lived. The earliest were not established until the last quarter of the 18th century; the last maintains a precarious existence near Templepatrick in County Antrim [j 263856]. Built in response to a sudden increase in demand for hand tillage utensils, particularly spades, in the years of increasing population and agricultural expansion which preceded the Great Famine, most of them collapsed soon afterwards, leaving only the larger units in town and port to continue spade making as part of a widening background of general foundry engineering. They depended on the use of water power to drive their tilt hammers and ancillary machinery and in this they afford yet a further example of local watermills which incorporated the mechanical stamping device in industrial production.
Fig 128 The ms entry detailing James and William Lecky's spade factory at Coalisland, County Tyrone, in May 1835—an assessment of buildings and machinery compiled during the course of Richard Griffith's great national valuation survey.1 
(Witness) Related Stewart Lecky (15794) / William Lecky (15717) / James Lecky (15722) / John Lecky (16031) - somehow related??? - could be all sons of James LECKY 1772-1831 (15783.) 
Birth*1772 
Marriage* Spouse: Catherine Wilson. Ireland.
 
Marriage* Spouse: Eleanor Crawford.
 
Death*11 Apr 1831 Coalisland, Tyrone, Ireland. 
Death-Notice19 Apr 1831At Coalisland on the 11th inst. in his 60th year, Mr. JAMES LECKY, sen. deeply and sincerely lamented by his family and friends, and by all who knew him.2 
Death-Notice*22 Apr 1831On 11th April at Coalisland, aged 59, James Lecky, senr. “Deeply lamented by his family”.3 

Family 1

Catherine Wilson
Child 1.James Lecky+ b. c 1803, d. 17 Feb 1884

Family 2

Eleanor Crawford b. 1775
Children 1.William Crawford Lecky+ b. 5 Sep 1804, d. 9 Jan 1880
 2.Stewart Lecky+ b. 16 May 1809, d. 18 Feb 1858

Citations

  1. [S221] Unknown author, Book: Miscellaneous, The Industrial Archaeology of Northern Ireland
    By William Alan McCutcheon
    p259-260.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Belfast Newsletter, 19 Apr 1831, p2.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - LECKY: [Newry Commercial Telegraph, Fri 22 Apr 1831*, & Belfast Newsletter, 19 Apr 1831*]
    www.irishancestors.ie Smythe-Wood-Series-A.pdf.
Last Edited3 Mar 2019

Catherine Wilson

F, #15784
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Married NameLecky. 
Marriage* Spouse: James Lecky. Ireland.
 

Family

James Lecky b. 1772, d. 11 Apr 1831
Child 1.James Lecky+ b. c 1803, d. 17 Feb 1884
Last Edited1 Mar 2019

Samuel Benson McGowan

M, #15785, b. 1858, d. 2 Dec 1905
Father*Samuel Walker McGowan b. c 1829, d. 18 Apr 1887
Mother*Annie Benson b. c 1831, d. 28 Jan 1901
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Birth*1858 Moonee Ponds, VIC, Australia, #B5157.1,2 
Marriage*19 Jan 1889 Spouse: Elizabeth Jane Crichton. Gembrook, VIC, Australia, #M435.3
 
Marriage-Notice*2 Feb 1889McGOWAN-CRICHTON.—On the 19th Jan., at Gembrook, by the Rev. Dr. Torrance, Samuel Benson, eldest son of the late S. W. McGowan, to Elizabeth, only daughter of Alexander Crichton, of Gembrook.4 
Death*2 Dec 1905 Warwick, QLD, Australia, #D1905/C/4345 [par Samuel Walker McGOWAN & Annie BENSON].5 
Death-Notice*4 Dec 1905McGOWAN.—On the 1st December, at Warwick, Queensland, Samuel Benson McGowan, elder son of the late S. W. McGowan Melbourne, aged 47.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Jun 1906, IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND. In the WILL of SAMUEL BENSON McGOWAN, late of Warwick, in the State of Queensland, Licensed Victualler, Deceased.
    Notice is hereby given that the ACCOUNT of ELIZABETH JANE McGOWAN, the sole Executrix In the abovenamed Estate, from the Second day of December, 1905, to the Fifteenth day of June, 1906, has this day been filed in my office, duly verified by the said Elizabeth Jane McGovan. All parties claiming to be interested in the said Estate are at liberty to inspect the said Account at my office, In the Supreme Court House, Brisbane, on or before MONDAY, the Sixth day of August next, and If they think fit to object thereto. Notice Is also given that, whether any objection is taken to the said Account or not, I shall after the aforesaid day proceed to examine and inquire Into the said Account. Notice Is further given that any person who may desire to object to the said Account, or any Item or items therein, or the allowance of a commission to the said Executrix, must before that day file in my office a Memorandum, stating that he claims to be heard on the passing of the Account.
    Dated this Twenty-eighth day of June, 1906.
    (L.S.) J. E. BAINES,
    Taxing Officer.7

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/…
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B5157."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 2 Feb 1889, p49
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139696258
  5. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 4 Dec 1905, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10036742
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Sat 30 Jun 1906, p16
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19457184
Last Edited19 Jun 2019

William Frederick Crichton

M, #15786, b. 1866, d. 20 Feb 1956
Father*William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton b. 1835, d. 28 Sep 1921
Mother*Sarah Ann Lecky b. 21 Jan 1830, d. 16 Aug 1880
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Birth*1866 Berwick, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*1908 Spouse: Vera Claire Armstrong.1
 
Land-Note*6 Oct 1922 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part): Alexander Crichton died on 28th September 1921. Probate has been granted to William Frederick Crichton of Warwick Queensland and John Alexander Crichton of Gembrook.2 
Death*20 Feb 1956 Warwick, QLD, Australia, #D1298 QLD.1 

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/…
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "C/T 971-022 + C/T 3763-488 - Alexander Crichton died on 28th September 1921. Probate has been granted to William Frederick Crichton of Warwick Queensland and John Alexander Crichton of Gembrook."
Last Edited19 Jun 2019

Stewart Lecky

M, #15794, b. 16 May 1809, d. 18 Feb 1858
Father*James Lecky b. 1772, d. 11 Apr 1831
Mother*Eleanor Crawford b. 1775
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Note "The industrial archaeology of Northern Ireland" By William Alan McCutcheon, talks of a Stewart LECKEY of Coalisland Co. Tyrone, establishing a spade manufactory.
Related* William Crawford Lecky Stewart Lecky (15794) / William Lecky (15717) / James Lecky (15722) / John Lecky (16031) - somehow related??? - could be all sons of James LECKY 1772-1831 (15783.) 
Birth*16 May 18091 
Marriage* Spouse: Mary Jane. 1st marriage.
 
Widower3 Apr 1848Stewart Lecky became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Jane.2 
Marriage*21 Nov 1848 Spouse: Eliza Ramsay. Claggan, Tyrone, Ireland, 2nd marriage.3
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Nov 1848On the 21st inst, Stewart Lecky Esq, Coalisland, to Eliza, daughter of the late John Ramsey Esq, Claggan.3 
Marriage-Notice*22 Dec 1848Nov 22, at Claggan, co. Tyrone, Stewart Lecky, Esq., of Coalisland, to Jane, daughter of the late John Ramsey, Esq., of Claggan.4 
Death*18 Feb 1858 Coalisland, Tyrone, Ireland. 
Death-Notice*4 Mar 1858On the 18th instant, at his residence, Coalisland, Mr. Stewart Lecky, aged 49 years.5 
Probate (Will)*22 Mar 1858 Letters of Administration of the Personal estate of Stewart Lecky late of Coalisland in the County of Tyrone Merchant deceased who died 18 February 1858 at same place were granted at Armagh to Elizabeth Lecky of Coalisland aforesaid the Widow of said deceased.
Effects under £5000.6 

Family

Eliza Ramsay d. Apr 1895
Children 1.Stewart Lecky b. 3 Feb 1850
 2.Hester Elizabeth Lecky b. 1852, d. 30 Sep 1927
 3.Josephine Lecky+ b. 1857, d. 7 Jan 1944

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 May 1858, COALISLAND, COUNTY TYRONE. Trust Estate of the late Mr. Stewart Lecky. To be SOLD by AUCTION, on MONDAY, 10th, and TUESDAY, 11th May next (by order of the Trustees, the entire of the extensive STOCK-IN-TRADE, which comprised — Bar, Rod, Hoop, and Sheet Iron; Square Timber, Deals, and Battens; Scrap Iron; Spade and Shovel Handles; Coals; Salt; Duty-paid Whiskey; Brandies; Wines; Soap and Candles; Beams, Scales, and Weights; Carts and Harness; Wheelbarrows; Office Fixtures; Two good Draught Horses; Family Car and Gig; and a variety of articles too numerous for an advertisement.
    Sale to commence each day at Twelve o'clock, noon. Terms at Sale.
    JOSEPH LOUGHRAN. Auctioneer, Hill Street, Newry, Coalisland, 30th April, 1858.7
  • 22 Oct 1858, Steam Saw Mill and Spade Manufactory, COALISLAND.
    JOHN STEVENSON & CO. beg leave to inform the Public that they have Resumed the business formerly carried on in this Establishment by the late Mr. Stewart Lecky. Their Stock of TIMBER, IRON, and GENERAL GOODS is now complete. They are ready to receive orders for Spades, Shovels, Sook Moulds, &c., &c., which are in progress of Manufacture; and are determined to offer a superior quality of Goods at such prices as will command a ready Sale and a large share of trade.
    Coalisland, Sept. 29th, 1858.8

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Cole Family Tree (SMCole52).
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Londonderry Sentinel, 14 Apr 1848
    www.irishancestors.ie Smythe-Wood-Series-A.pdf.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - [The Protestant Defender, 25 Nov 1848, & Armagh Guardian, 27 Nov 1848]
    www.irishancestors.ie Smythe-Wood-Series-A.pdf.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Belfast Newsletter, 22 Dec 1848, p2.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Anglo-Celt (Cavan), 4 Mar 1858, p3.
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.proni.gov.uk Will Calender.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Belfast Morning News, 11 May 1858, p1.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Belfast Morning News, 22 Oct 1858, p2.
Last Edited4 Mar 2019

Eliza Ramsay

F, #15795, d. Apr 1895
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Married NameLecky. 
Marriage*21 Nov 1848 Spouse: Stewart Lecky. Claggan, Tyrone, Ireland, 2nd marriage.1
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Nov 1848On the 21st inst, Stewart Lecky Esq, Coalisland, to Eliza, daughter of the late John Ramsey Esq, Claggan.1 
Marriage-Notice22 Dec 1848Nov 22, at Claggan, co. Tyrone, Stewart Lecky, Esq., of Coalisland, to Jane, daughter of the late John Ramsey, Esq., of Claggan.2 
Birth-Notice*12 Feb 1850Feb. 3, at Coalisland, County Tyrone, the lady of Stewart Lecky, Esq., of a daughter.3 
Death*Apr 1895 
Death-Notice*20 Apr 1895LECKY—At her residence, 16, Mark Street, Portrush, Eliza relict of Stewart Lecky, Coalisland. Her remains will be removed for interment in the family burying ground, Newmills, this (Saturday) morning at eight o'clock, by Belfast and Northern Counties and Great Northern Railways to Coalisland, arriving at one o'clock p. m. Friends will please accept this intimation.4 
Probate (Will)*10 Jan 1896 LECKY Eliza [13] 10 January [1896] Probate of the will of Eliza Lecky late of 15 Mark-street Portrush County Antrim Widow who died 18 April 1895 granted at Dublin to Stewart Lecky of Coalisland County Tyrone Commercial Traveller and the Reverend John Sharp of Moneymore County Londonderry Presbyterian Minister Effects £864 4s. 8d.5 

Family

Stewart Lecky b. 16 May 1809, d. 18 Feb 1858
Children 1.Stewart Lecky b. 3 Feb 1850
 2.Hester Elizabeth Lecky b. 1852, d. 30 Sep 1927
 3.Josephine Lecky+ b. 1857, d. 7 Jan 1944

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - [The Protestant Defender, 25 Nov 1848, & Armagh Guardian, 27 Nov 1848]
    www.irishancestors.ie Smythe-Wood-Series-A.pdf.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Belfast Newsletter, 22 Dec 1848, p2.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Belfast News-Letter, 12 Feb 1850, p1.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Belfast News-Letter (Antrim), 20 Apr 1895, p1.
  5. [S230] International Genealogical Index - IGI (""Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZ58-3H7 : accessed 27 Jun 2014), Eliza Lecky, 18 Apr 1895; citing 00601, 005014909, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 100995.").
Last Edited4 Mar 2019

Samuel Walker McGowan

M, #15796, b. c 1829, d. 18 Apr 1887
Birth*c 1829 Canada. 
Marriage*1857 Spouse: Annie Benson. VIC, Australia, #M1492.1
 
Land-UBeacc 1885 GEM--A15. Transfer from John Matters to Samuel Walker McGowan. 273a 2r 31p
1884/5 rated NAV 48 paid by Annie McGOWAN. 
Death*18 Apr 1887 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D8497 (Age 58) [par Samuel & Eliza WALKER].2 
Death-Notice*20 Apr 1887McGOWAN.—On the 18th inst., at the George Hotel, St. Kilda, Samuel W. M'Gowan, Deputy Postmaster-General, aged 58 years.
THE Friends of the late S. W. M'GOWAN, Esq., Deputy Postmaster-General, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Oakleigh General Cemetery.
The funeral will move from the Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, THIS DAY (Wednesday, the 20th inst.), at 2 o'clock.
R. CHURCHUS, undertaker, No. 49 High-street, St. Kilda.3 
Probate (Will)*12 May 1887 34/126. Samuel MCGOWAN Date of grant: 12 May 1887; Date of death: 18 Apr 1887; Occupation: Deputy Post Master General; Residence: Melbourne. Assets Real Estate: An allotment of land at Gembrook being part of Crown Allotment 85A Parish of Gembrook also Crown Allotments A18 and A15 in said Parish adjoining other allottment and containing about three hundred and ninety two acres and on which is erected a weatherboard cottage used as a dwelling also a small cottage - the said land is fenced with posts rails and wire £2400.0.0
Liabilities: Secured debts John Matters of gembrook South, Farmer, secured by mortgage over property described under head of 'Real Estate' £1340.15.10
Interest due thereon from 10th February 1887 to date of death at 6 per cent £7.9.10
See: John Matters.4 
Land-UBeac* GEM--A15.A18.85A. Transfer from Samuel Walker McGowan to Annie McGowan. 273a 2r 31p. 

Family

Annie Benson b. c 1831, d. 28 Jan 1901
Children 1.Samuel Benson McGowan+ b. 1858, d. 2 Dec 1905
 2.Alice Louisa McGowan+ b. 14 May 1861
 3.Henrietta Coles McGowan b. 1866, d. 1 Feb 1937
 4.Henry William Walker McGowan b. 1869, d. 3 Jan 1942

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Apr 1897, In 1854 the first telegraph line in Australia was opened, between Williamstown and Melbourne. It was constructed and opened (in the presence of Governor Latrobe) by Mr. Samuel Walker McGowan, who was appointed first superintendent. Mr. McGowan was a native of Canada, but had served as a telegraph operator for some time in the United States, and, of course, he used and taught others the code with which he was most familiar.5
  • 14 Jun 1930, OUR FIRST TELEGRAPH LINE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE Argus
    Sir,- In relation to the interesting article on our first Parliament last Saturday, the first telegraph line was erected by my father, the late Samuel Walker McGowan who brought telegraphy here from the United States. The Government bought him out in 1854, and made him superintendent of telegraphs. Finally he was made deputy postmaster-general, which position he held till his death in 1887. A surviving son and daughter are still living in Victoria. A great deal of interest-much of it romantic in character attaches to the establishment of many of the orginal telegraph lines, especially about Cape Otway, Wilson's Promontory and the Australian Alps
    Yours, &c.
    HENRIETTA C. WALTER.
    Ringwood, June 13.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1492."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D8497 (Age 58) [par Samuel & Eliza WALKER]."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 20 Apr 1887, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7935964
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 122, item 34/126
    VPRS 28/ P0 unit 414, item 34/126
    VPRS 28/ P2 unit 217, item 34/126.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart) 24 Apr 1897 page 2 S (Supplement).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 June 1930 page 8.
Last Edited19 Jun 2019

Annie Benson

F, #15797, b. c 1831, d. 28 Jan 1901
Married NameMcGowan. 
Birth*c 1831 
Marriage*1857 Spouse: Samuel Walker McGowan. VIC, Australia, #M1492.1
 
Widow18 Apr 1887Annie Benson became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel Walker McGowan.2 
Land-UBeac* GEM--A15.A18.85A. Transfer from Samuel Walker McGowan to Annie McGowan. 273a 2r 31p. 
Land-Note*1893 Rated for House & 390a GEM-A15.A18.83A NAV 117. 
Land-UBeac*a 1895 GEM--A15.A18.85A. Transfer from Annie Benson to Andrew Olsen. Rated in 1896/7 NAV 80.3 
Death*28 Jan 1901 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D2448 (Age 70) [par Hy Wm BENSON & Uk ROBINSON].4 
Death-Notice*29 Jan 1901McGOWAN.—On the 28th January, at Mckinley-avenue, Malvern, Annie, widow of the late S. W. McGowan, aged 70 years.5 

Family

Samuel Walker McGowan b. c 1829, d. 18 Apr 1887
Children 1.Samuel Benson McGowan+ b. 1858, d. 2 Dec 1905
 2.Alice Louisa McGowan+ b. 14 May 1861
 3.Henrietta Coles McGowan b. 1866, d. 1 Feb 1937
 4.Henry William Walker McGowan b. 1869, d. 3 Jan 1942

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Feb 1895, THURSDAY, 28th FEBRUARY. At 2 o'clock. BRISBANE and HANSEN (through their auctioneer, W. Brisbane) will offer by auction at their rooms, 72 Elizabeth-street,
    All that piece of land, at Gembrook South, being allotments 83A, A15 and A18, parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington, and containing 393 acres (more or less), with homesteads and all improvements thereon.
    The above is one of the best and most valuable farms in Gippsland, situated on the main road to Gembrook, near the South Gembrook P.O.
    The land is rich chocolate soil, divided into 7 or 8 paddocks, fencing mostly sheep proof ; 40 acres are under cultivation.
    There are two houses on the property, one a superior 5-roomed W.B. villa, with kitchen, servant's room, stone dairy, bathroom, barn, stable, shearing shed, cow, buggy and cart sheds, sheep and cattle yards, piggeries, fowl houses ; also a cottage containing 4 rooms, with garden, orchard, &c. Property is well watered by creeks, dams and springs. For further particulars apply Brisbane and Hansen, 72 Elizabeth-street.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1492."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D8497 (Age 58) [par Samuel & Eliza WALKER]."
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D2448 (Age 70) [par Hy Wm BENSON & Uk ROBINSON]."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 29 Jan 1901, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10532087
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Tue 26 Feb 1895, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article193464301
Last Edited19 Jun 2019

Alice Louisa McGowan

F, #15798, b. 14 May 1861
Father*Samuel Walker McGowan b. c 1829, d. 18 Apr 1887
Mother*Annie Benson b. c 1831, d. 28 Jan 1901
Married NameLempriere. 
Birth*14 May 1861 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B6438.1 
Marriage*26 Nov 1884 Spouse: William Lowes Lempriere. Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M5726.2
 
Marriage-Notice*6 Dec 1884LEMPRIERE-MCGOWAN.—On November 26, at Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, East St. Kilda, by the Rev. Dr. Torrance, Incumbent, assisted by the Rev. H. B. Macartney, Incumbent of St. Mary's Church, Caulfield, William Lowes, oldest son of William George Lempriere, of Green Meadows, East St. Kilda, to Alice Louisa, eldest daughter of Samuel Walker McGowan, of Euro Yoroko, East St. Kilda.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B6438."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M5726."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart) 6 Dec 1884, page 1.
Last Edited19 Jun 2019

Henry William Walker McGowan

M, #15799, b. 1869, d. 3 Jan 1942
Father*Samuel Walker McGowan b. c 1829, d. 18 Apr 1887
Mother*Annie Benson b. c 1831, d. 28 Jan 1901
Birth*1869 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B5381.1 
Death*3 Jan 1942 35 Alma Road, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D291 (Age 71.)2 
Death-Notice*6 Jan 1942McGOWAN.—On January 3, at 35 Alma road East St Kilda Henry William McGowan (late of Rosebud) beloved husband of Henrietta loving father of Mary and son of the late Samuel McGowan of Euro-Yoroke Balaclava, aged 71 years. (Private cremation.)3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B5381."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#B21238."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Jan 1942, p2.
Last Edited19 Jun 2019

Henrietta Coles McGowan

F, #15800, b. 1866, d. 1 Feb 1937
Father*Samuel Walker McGowan b. c 1829, d. 18 Apr 1887
Mother*Annie Benson b. c 1831, d. 28 Jan 1901
Married NameWalker. 
Marriage* Spouse: Frank Walker.
 
Birth*1866 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B18182.1 
Death*1 Feb 1937 Ringwood, VIC, Australia, #D13168 (Age 71) [as Henrietta Celeste].2 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Jun 1930, OUR FIRST TELEGRAPH LINE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE Argus
    Sir,- In relation to the interesting article on our first Parliament last Saturday, the first telegraph line was erected by my father, the late Samuel Walker McGowan who brought telegraphy here from the United States. The Government bought him out in 1854, and made him superintendent of telegraphs. Finally he was made deputy postmaster-general, which position he held till his death in 1887. A surviving son and daughter are still living in Victoria. A great deal of interest-much of it romantic in character attaches to the establishment of many of the orginal telegraph lines, especially about Cape Otway, Wilson's Promontory and the Australian Alps
    Yours, &c.
    HENRIETTA C. WALTER.
    Ringwood, June 13.3
  • 2 Feb 1937, LIFE OF SERVICE ENDED. Mrs Frank Walker.
    The death of Mrs Frank Walker (Henrietta McGowan) which occurred yes terday at her home Wombolano Ring- wood after an illness of a fortnight ended a life of great usefulness.
    Gifted with a capacity for self expression she wrote from her school days on subjects of interest to women - in the home in business and in the professions. For 17 years she was the senior woman writer of the Age and after her marriage to Mr Frank Walker she continued as a contributor to write on such subjects as craftwork for women and on careers which were open to handicapped men women or girls. She also demonstrated these crafts and taught them to those who applied to her for direction and aid.
    During the last year of her life she entertained the Girl Guides at Wom- bolano and lent them land for camps. She also continued to take an active interest as a regular demonstrator in the craftwork of the Country Women's Association which through its efforts to make life easier for the woman in the country home won her enthusiastic sympathy. She was an original member of the Women Writers Club which was later merged with the Lyceum Club and she was an original member of the Arts and Crafts Society.
    It was due to a suggestion by Mrs Walker then Henrietta McGowan that the first great women's exhibition was held in Melbourne in 1908. She conceived the idea of holding an interstate or an international exhibition of women's work an idea which was seized upon by Lady Northcote and produced remarkable results.
    Mrs Walker was born at Balaclava and attended Fairelight, the well known girls school conducted in Alma road by Miss Chambers. Her parents were Mr and Mrs Samuel Walker McGowan. Mr McGowan like his daughter was a blazer of trails. He came from Canada and being a friend of Morse the deviser of the Morse code of telegraphy, he introduced this code into the Victorian Postal and Telegraph Office of which he became the official head as Postmaster-General. A stained glass window is placed to his memory in Holy Trinity Church Balaclava.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B18182."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D13168 (Age 71) [as Henrietta Celeste]."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 June 1930 page 8.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Feb 1937, p3.
Last Edited19 Jun 2019

Rebecca Porter

F, #15808, b. 1791, d. 25 Jan 1848
Note* Rebecca Porter: "niece of Jane Porter, author of the 'Scottish Chiefs' and of Sir Robt Ker Porter, the celebrated painter, who married the Princess Marie de Sherbaloff of Russia."1 
Married NameLecky.2 
Birth*1791 
Marriage* Spouse: Oliver Lecky. Ireland.2
 
Widow28 Jan 1840Rebecca Porter became a widow upon the death of her husband Oliver Lecky.2,3 
Death*25 Jan 1848 Clontarf, Ireland.4 
Death-Notice*7 Feb 1848On 25th January, at the home of her son-in-law, William Lecky, Clontarf, Rebecca Porter, widow of Oliver Lecky.4 

Grave

  • Mount Jerome Cemetery, 158 Harold's Cross Road, Dublin, Dublin City, Ireland, Here lie | the remains of | REBECCA LECKY | who died (-) Jany. 1848 | aged 57 | Her memory will long live in | the hearts of all who knew her | Here also lie | the remains of another infant | BESSIE | who died the 24th Augt. 1849 | aged 11 months | MYSIE (?) BELL | died 9th Feby. 1861 | aged 7 years
    Back of Gravestone: Erected by | WILLIAM LECKY | To the Memory of | his beloved wife | CATHERINE LECKY | who died on the 15th April 1843 | aged 31 years | Their infant daughter | JANE LECKY | died on the 20th day of the same month | aged 1 year | "Blessed are the dead who die | in the Lord"5

Family

Oliver Lecky b. c 1771, d. 28 Jan 1840
Children 1.Robert Lecky
 2.Catherine Lecky+ b. 1812, d. 13 Apr 1843
 3.Oliver Lecky+ b. 1818, d. 2 Jan 1872

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ejboris/…
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Ancestry World Tree: Ronald Selke (info not verified).
  3. [S14] Newspaper - [The Reformer, 7 Feb 1840, & Belfast Newsletter, Feb 1840]
    www.irishancestors.ie Smythe-Wood-Series-A.pdf.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - [Armagh Guardian, 7 Feb 1848*]
    www.irishancestors.ie Smythe-Wood-Series-A.pdf.
  5. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/…
    Photo No. 5011
    ,.
Last Edited10 Mar 2019

Oliver Lecky

M, #15809, b. c 1740
Birth*c 1740 Melmount, Strabane, Tyrone, Ireland.1,2 
Marriage* Spouse: Anne Sproule.1
 

Family

Anne Sproule
Child 1.Oliver Lecky+ b. c 1771, d. 28 Jan 1840

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Ancestry World Tree: Ronald Selke (info not verified).
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, http://sproulegenealogy.blogspot.com.au/…
Last Edited1 Mar 2019

Anne Sproule

F, #15810
Married NameLecky.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Oliver Lecky.1
 

Family

Oliver Lecky b. c 1740
Child 1.Oliver Lecky+ b. c 1771, d. 28 Jan 1840

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Ancestry World Tree: Ronald Selke (info not verified).
Last Edited1 Mar 2019
 

NOTE

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