Maximilian Joseph Kreitmayer1

M, #22921, b. 1859
Father*Maximilian Ludwig Kreitmayer1 b. 1830, d. 1 Jun 1906
Mother*Eliza Spong1
Birth*1859 Caledonian Diggings, VIC, Australia, #B18691/1859.1 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
Last Edited14 Jul 2019

Ludwig Ernest Kreitmayer1

M, #22922, b. 1861
Father*Maximilian Ludwig Kreitmayer1 b. 1830, d. 1 Jun 1906
Mother*Eliza Spong1
Birth*1861 West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B12186/1861.1 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
Last Edited14 Jul 2019

Harriet Mary Watts

F, #22923, b. 1850, d. 25 May 1934
Married NameKreitmayer. 
Birth*1850 
Marriage*29 Mar 1884 Spouse: Maximilian Ludwig Kreitmayer. Independent Church, Launceston, TAS, Australia, #M576.1,2
Marriage-Notice*12 Apr 1884KREITMAYER—Watts.—On the 29th March, at Launceston, M.L. Kreitmayer to Harriet M. Watts.1 
Death*25 May 1934 Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D4230/1934 (Age 84) [par James WATTS & Annie BOURNE] - as Harriett Mary Cecilia KREITMAYER.3 
Death-Notice*28 May 1934KREITMAYER.—On the 25th May at the residence of her daughter (Mrs F W Thring, Rylands, Toorak road, Toorak), Harriett Mary, widow of M L Kreitmayer and loving mother of Olive (Mrs F W Thring) and Jack (W.A.)
Privately interred at the Melbourne General Cemetery on the 26th May.)
KREITMAYER. — On the 25th May, at Rylands, Toorak, Harriett, beloved stepmother and grandmother of Lillie and Marjorie Haynes.4 

Family

Maximilian Ludwig Kreitmayer b. 1830, d. 1 Jun 1906
Children 1.Olive Margurite Kreitmayer5 b. 29 Sep 1886
 2.Max Ludwig Kreitmayer5 b. 7 Feb 1889
 3.Louis Kreitmayer5 b. 25 Aug 1894, d. 11 Sep 1894

Citations

  1. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 12 Apr 1884, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198549433
  2. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 28 May 1934, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10940912
  5. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
Last Edited24 Jul 2019

Olive Margurite Kreitmayer1

F, #22924, b. 29 Sep 1886
Father*Maximilian Ludwig Kreitmayer1 b. 1830, d. 1 Jun 1906
Mother*Harriet Mary Watts1 b. 1850, d. 25 May 1934
Birth*29 Sep 1886 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B2079/1887.2 
Birth-Notice*2 Oct 1886KREITMAYER.—On the 29th ult., at Home-lodge, Abbotsford, the wife of M. L. Kreitmayer of a daughter.3 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "registered in 1887."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 2 Oct 1886, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11574730
Last Edited14 Jul 2019

Max Ludwig Kreitmayer1

M, #22925, b. 7 Feb 1889
Father*Maximilian Ludwig Kreitmayer1 b. 1830, d. 1 Jun 1906
Mother*Harriet Mary Watts1 b. 1850, d. 25 May 1934
Birth*7 Feb 1889 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B11408/1889.1 
Birth-Notice*9 Feb 1889KREITMAYER. —On the 7th inst., at Home-lodge, Abbotsford, the wife of Councillor Kreitmayer of a son.2 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 9 Feb 1889, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6221127
Last Edited14 Jul 2019

Louis Kreitmayer1

M, #22926, b. 25 Aug 1894, d. 11 Sep 1894
Father*Maximilian Ludwig Kreitmayer1 b. 1830, d. 1 Jun 1906
Mother*Harriet Mary Watts1 b. 1850, d. 25 May 1934
Birth*25 Aug 1894 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B19748/1894.1 
Birth-Notice*27 Aug 1894KREITMAYER.—On the 25th inst., at Home lodge, Abbotsford, the wife of Cr. Kreitmayer of a son.2 
Death*11 Sep 1894 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #D9150/1894 (Age 18 days.)3 
Death-Notice*12 Sep 1894KREITMAYER - On the 11th September, at Home-Lodge, Abbotsford, the dearly beloved infant son of M. L. and H. M. Kreitmayer.4 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 27 Aug 1894, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8697754
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 12 Sep 1894, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article190020843
Last Edited14 Jul 2019

Augustus Breadalbane Kreitmayer1

M, #22927, b. 3 Oct 1876, d. 1924
Father*Maximilian Ludwig Kreitmayer1 b. 1830, d. 1 Jun 1906
Mother*Emily Ann Waite1 b. 1837, d. 16 May 1879
Birth*3 Oct 1876 Bourke-street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 
Birth-Notice*10 Oct 1876KREITMAYER.—On the 3rd inst., at her residence, Bourke-street, Mrs. Kreitmayer of a son.2 
Death*1924 Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #D5260/1924 (age 47) [par Maximilian Ludwig KREITMAYER & Emily WAITE].1 

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 10 Oct 1876, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5905374
Last Edited14 Jul 2019

Joseph Leary

M, #22928, b. 7 Oct 1831, d. 20 Oct 1881
Joseph Leary (1831-1881)
source: Parliament NSW
Birth*7 Oct 1831 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia.1 
Marriage*6 Sep 1854 Spouse: Catherine A Keighran. Campbelltown, NSW, Australia, 625/1854 V1854625 100.2
 
Marriage-Notice*16 Sep 1854MARRIED. By special license, at St. John's Church, Campbelltown, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Roche, Kate, eldest daughter of Mr. John Keighran, Campbelltown, to Mr. Joseph Leary, of Sydney.3 
Death*20 Oct 1881 
Death-Notice*21 Oct 1881LEARY.-October 20, at the residence of Mr. A. L. Park, 209, Macquarie-street, Joseph Leary, solicitor, aged 49.
THE FRIENDS of Mr. JOSEPH LEARY are informed that his Funeral will move from the residence of Mr. A. L Park, 209, Macquarie-street, TO-MORROW (SATURDAY) MORNING, at 9 o'clock.4 
Occupation* Parliamentary Service
Position      Start      End      Period      Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly      20 Dec 1860-09 Nov 1880      19 years 10 months 21 days      
Member for Narellan      20 Dec 1860-10 Nov 1864      3 years 10 months 22 days      
Member for Narellan      17 Dec 1869-03 Feb 1872      2 years 1 month 18 days      
Member for Murrumbidgee      21 Feb 1876-12 Oct 1877      1 year 7 months 22 days      
Member for Murrumbidgee      05 Nov 1877-18 Dec 1877      1 month 14 days      
Member for Murrumbidgee      29 Dec 1877-09 Nov 1880      2 years 10 months 12 days      
Minister of Justice and Public Instruction      18 Dec 1877-20 Dec 1878      1 year 3 days      
Governor General’s Opening Speech Committee No.1      11 Jan 1861-11 Jan 1861      1 day      
Shoalhaven Municipality – (Petition of Alex Berry, Esquire) Committee No.5      17 Jan 1861-11 May 1861      3 months 25 days      
Wilson’s Settlement Investment Bill Committee No.12      29 Jan 1861-11 May 1861      3 months 13 days      
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1      03 Sep 1861-03 Sep 1861      1 day      
Osborne Wallsend Coal Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.20      26 Nov 1861-06 Dec 1861      11 days      
Bellambi and Bulli Coal Mining Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.23      03 Jan 1862-07 Jan 1862      5 days      
Distribution of Relief to Sufferers by last Flood at Windsor Committee No.5      17 Sep 1861-20 Jan 1862      4 months 4 days      
Mr A.E Bush Committee No.13      08 Oct 1861-20 Jan 1862      3 months 13 days      
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6      10 Jun 1862-02 Sep 1862      2 months 24 days      
Gibson’s Estate Bill Committee No.27      02 Sep 1862-04 Sep 1862      3 days      
Mount Pleasant Tramroad Bill Committee No.36      07 Oct 1862-17 Oct 1862      11 days      
Pacific Fire and Marine Insurance Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.39      21 Oct 1862-24 Oct 1862      4 days      
Alfred Witts Committee No.30      16 Sep 1862-21 Nov 1862      2 months 6 days      
Slaughter of Cattle under Cattle Disease Prevention Act Committee No.17      05 Aug 1862-02 Dec 1862      3 months 28 days      
Petition of Thomas Charles Bentley Committee No.42      11 Nov 1862-20 Dec 1862      1 month 10 days      
European Assurance Society’s Bill Committee No.12      31 Jul 1863-07 Aug 1863      8 days      
Commercial Banking Company’s Act Amendment Bill No.14      11 Aug 1863-14 Aug 1863      4 days      
Moruya Silver Mining Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.30      01 Dec 1863-11 Dec 1863      11 days      Chairman
Cox’s Marriage Settlement Bill Committee No.29      01 Dec 1863-16 Dec 1863      16 days      
Bank of New South Wales Incorporation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.32      05 Dec 1864-12 Feb 1864      0 days      
Queensland Steam Navigation Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.37      30 Mar 1864-31 Mar 1864      2 days      Chairman
Goulburn School Trust Bill Committee No.16      03 Mar 1870-09 Mar 1870      7 days      
Claims of Mr Bartholomew Rush Committee No.7      25 Aug 1870-23 Sep 1870      30 days      
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5      11 Aug 1870-03 Nov 1870      2 months 24 days      
Charges Against the Collector of Customs Committee No.19      28 Feb 1871-22 Jun 1871      3 months 26 days      
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5      14 Nov 1871-01 Feb 1872      2 months 19 days      
Hanson’s Trust Bill Committee No.22      12 Apr 1876-19 Apr 1876      8 days      
Nevell’s Leasing Bill Committee No.23      25 Apr 1876-28 Apr 1876      4 days      
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2      30 Nov 1877-31 Jan 1878      2 months 2 days      
Clarence and New England Steam Navigation Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.11      08 Feb 1878-28 Feb 1878      21 days      
Inverell Free Church of Eastern Australia Land Sale Bill Committee No.20      20 Mar 1878-28 Mar 1878      9 days      
Patrick Nugent’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.18      19 Mar 1878-03 Apr 1878      16 days      
Mr John Garsed Committee No.10      05 Feb 1878-16 May 1878      3 months 12 days      
Jury List – Deniliquin Committee No.13      22 Oct 1878-20 May 1879      6 months 29 days      
Dubbo Mechanics Institute Transfer Bill Committee No.23      11 Feb 1879-24 Jul 1879      5 months 14 days      
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor). Educated at St Mary's Seminary and W.T Cape's Sydney College; University of Sydney for 2 years then returned to Campbelltown. Took up law at a later time and was articled to R.Driver and admitted as a solicitor on 22 December 1866. Practised in Sydney.
Personal
Son of John Leary and Catherine Jones. Married Catherine Keighran on 6 September 1854 and had issue, 5 daughters and 5 sons. Roman Catholic.5 

Family

Catherine A Keighran b. 1832, d. 1 Aug 1915
Children 1.Mary Rose Leary+ b. Sep 1856, d. 5 Jun 1932
 2.Florence Agnes Leary+ b. 24 Jan 1859, d. 27 Jul 1949
 3.Alice Catharine Leary2 b. 20 Apr 1860, d. 14 Mar 1923
 4.Clare Josephine Leary2 b. 1866, d. 10 Sep 1933
 5.Edith Louise 'Lulu' Leary2 b. 25 Aug 1871, d. 16 Dec 1969

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 May 1870, THE FRIENDS of Miss KEIGHRAN are informed that her Funeral will move from the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. Joseph Leary, 427, Bourke-street, Surry Hills, TO-MORROW (Friday) MORNING, at 10 o'clock, to the Petersham Cemetery. JAMES CURTIS, Undertaker.6
  • 26 Oct 1881, THE LATE MR. JOSEPH LEARY.
    Our telegraphic intelligence of last Saturday announced the death of Mr. Joseph Leary. The deceased gentleman's name had been for some years prominent in public life; and was intimately connected with this district for several years up to the close of his parliamentary life with that of the late Parliament, which ended by effluxion of time, if we remember rightly, in October last. He was first elected as the representative of Narellan, the constituency which in that Parliament was represented by Mr. John Hurley, the territorial lord of 'Coramundthry,' the Aborigines' valley of shells. Afterwards he succeeded Mr. W. Macleay in the representation of the Murrumbidgee, of which this district and Gundagai formed a part until the division which was effected last year under the new Electoral Act; and we remember that it was with a good deal of hesitation Mr. Leary consented to stand again for the Murrumbidgee electorate at the general election in '77, but he yielded to entreaties of political friends, and was returned, though opposed by the name of Sir Henry Parkes. There were three candidates contending for the single honour—Mr. Leary, Sir H. Parkes, and Mr. J. Gormley ; and it will be remembered that Cootamundra stood firmly by Mr. Leary and was the means of saving him from defeat, — the result of the polling being Mr. Leary, 531 ; Sir H. Parkes, 468 ; Mr. Gormley, 447. It should be stated, however, that Sir H. Parkes disclaimed giving his sanction to his nomination, having on his defeat at East Sydney declared that he that day 'closed the door' on his political life,' a suicide from which our astute Premier was happily dragged by Canterbury before the door was bolted. Mr. Leary, we believe, was afterwards invited by Sir H. Parkes to accept a portfolio in the ministry he then vainly attempted to form, namely, that of the Minister for Lands; but Mr. Leary declined the proffered honour, though we know he had a hankering desire for that office, and gave in his adherence to the 'Third' or 'Corner Party' formed by Mr. Farnell. He accepted the post of Minister for Justice and Public Instruction under Mr. Farnell' s leadership, and he was re-elected unopposed for the Murrumbidgee. He contmued in these positions till the break-up of that party, which became disorganised by the coalition of the two sir knights; and at last general election he chose to stand for the electorate of Camden, forsaking his old friends of the Murrumbidgee, whose friendship had become estranged through a lack of energy in their old member. The fact was that Mr. Leary's health was then fast declining; and many persons have only been convinced of his serious state by the intelligence of his death. Mr. Leary while he was a member of the Farnell Ministry did good service to Cootamundra; and had been zealous on behalf of his constituents up to that time. He was a speaker of a practical kind, having some suasive eloquence in his tongue, held liberal opinions on fiscal politics and land legislation, and always proudly boasted of his being an Australian; but he lost caste by adhering to the Denominationalist side on public education and by associating his private business as a land-agent with his public duties, — that parliamentary land-agency business which has done a great deal to
    breed corruption in the public life of this colony. He was a gentleman of ready conversational abilities, well informed, and of a naturally jovial temperament.
    He made many friends in this district, who would always have given him ready support but for his opinions on public education. We regret very much that a useful career has been prematurely cut short by the unsparing hand of Death. We have no information at hand concerning Mr. Leary other than that derived from our knowledge of his public career.
    There is one thing to be said in Mr. Leary's favour, which redounded much to his credit as a public man. Though he was always a consistent adherent personally to his own religious sect (and no man can be blamed for that), he never, through all the bitter sectarian struggles on education, immigration, and the separation of Church from State, allowed his sectarianism to influence him in political affairs. He was a Roman Catholic as a citizen, but a patriotic Australian as a public man. And it would be to the interests of the country if some we could name of our representatives — on both sides of the mountain — would follow the deceased gentleman's good example in this respect.7
  • 24 Feb 1912, The Leary Case. Outrageous System of Neglect Cause of Downfall. The Leary Family Good Stock. Startling Dramatic Incident in Their History.
    It was Mr. Justice Hargrave who, at Darlinghurst Criminal Court, several years ago, in delivering a sentence, remarked that defalcations arising from neglect on the part of employers or of the Government would almost justify the indictment of either as contributing to the commission of breaches of the law. These words exactly lit the case of Chief Clerk Leary, of the Divorce Court, who a few days ago was sentenced for embezzlement of the public funds by acts extending over a series of years. No more scandalous admission was ever made — an admisison almost of a scheme of temptation for the commission of crime — than that made at the trial to the effect that there had never been an audit of the Divorce Court accounts; and that for several years Leary was receiver, paymaster, auditor, and all rolled into one; handling cash payments no one could trace or investigate. Such a thing would be a scandal in any deaprtment; but it is a greater scandal seeing that it existed in the Supreme Court and the pivot of rectitude.
    The wonder is that Leary, having once yielded to temptation, did not make for bigger exploits on the cash than he appears to have made. We say "appears to have made," for the evidence of the Prothonotary was a fine display of ignorance of the real state of things; and it may be that the exact amount of the shortage has not nearly been stated.
    It appears that the discovery of the defalcations did not come about through any alertness on the part of the Prothonotary or of the Justice Department, but wholly through an accidental complaint from South Africa as to some irregularity in payments from the office of the Chief Clerk in Divorce. It said the defalcations extended back fourteen years, which would make it appear almost impossible that the improper business was a secret of Leary's own. Still, he may have managed things so well as to have completely disguised his octions; and color is given to this by the fact that for years Leary would never take a holiday, the last three or four years in particular, finding him almost glued to the desk.
    However, there never was an audit, and under the circumstances it is a pity Leary's sentence cannot be halved with those who contributed to his downfall by their neglect of the ordinary safeguards where the handling of public moneys is concerned.
    Leary comes from good stock, and reckoned on the score of service to a country, compensatory justice would pardon his misconduct and restore him to freedom forthwith. He is a grandson of father Keighran was an old Imbelltown and Picton. This grandfather Keighran was an old Imperial soldier in an Irish regiment, which fought its way under Wellington through the Peninsula campaign, and which end ed at Waterloo. Old Keighran who came out to Australia with the military, was the finest specimen of a soldier ever seen in Australia, and what he was in appearance he proved himself in deeds. His daughter was young Leary's mother. The Keighran girls were fine types of Australian women, true as steel, resolute horsewomen, and possesing great love of home and family. The Keighrans did a great deal of pioneer work in this country, and deserve well of the people who have since followed their early work. Just here, can be related one of the most romantic and tragic incidents connected with the family that was ever read. And it is all absolutely and positively true. Strange that this Keighran-Leary incident should be revived in a way by reason of the recent festival of the ancient mariners, who, of course, include the famous Johnson, survivor of the Dunbar. The Keighrans were living at Campbelltown in 1857. One evening, about the end of March
    Mrs. Keighran, of the first family, was sitting in the wide verandah of her residence, with her daughters, which included Miss Rose and Miss Kate Keighran, the latter afterwards marrying Mr. Joseph Leary, M.L.A., and becoming the mother of the official in the Divorce Court. It was somewhat dark, and the party was startled by an old woman sidling up on to the verandah.
    She was apparently a gipsy woman from a camp in the town nearby, and from what the family could see of her she was an extraordinary creature. She had the usual beads, ornaments and gew-gaws of the tribe; but looked extraordinary by reason of the fact that she had either no ears or that for some reason they had been reduced. Without ado, the strange wo man soon made known her business — she wanted to tell the ladies their fortune, Mrs. Keighran, being a devout Roman Cath pretty forcibly ordered the strange visitor to decamp. She moved away very sullenly, and with some grumbling, but in passing observed on the finger of one of the girls, Miss Rose Keighran, a glistening diamond ring. Grasping the girl's hand (and it was not reluctantly withheld, for the girl was of the mysterious girlish age), the gipsy woman loudly and somewhat defiantly startled them with this prophecy: 'The gentleman who put that ring on your finger you shall never see again; he will be drowned at his own door.' And the witch disappeared in the darkness.
    The family laughed outright, for they knew where the gentleman lived, nnd know that it was impossible for him to be drowned at his own door. The incident passed, except to again and again provoke laughter. The gentleman was then in England, and about a month later left for Australia to keep his promise of marriage. He was of good family and well off, his people, an English family, living then somewhere in the vicinity of Rose Bay, Sydney Harbor. The ship reached Australia all right, but off the coast, on the last night, a terrific storm arose. It was the night of the 20th August, 1857. The morning broke, and the sea and harbor were strewn with the floating limbs and bodies of the ill-fated Dunbar, wrecked at Sydney Heads.
    The young gentleman, of whom the Gipsy had spoken five months before, was a passenger, and he was drowned at his own front door.' The 'Gipsy's Warning' had come true. Absolutely and positively a fact.8

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, chrisd Family Tree (CLDL18).
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), Sat 16 Sep 1854, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115554500
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Fri 21 Oct 1881, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13497308
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Fri 21 Oct 1881, p12
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13497352
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/members/Pages/…
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thu 26 May 1870, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13205859
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Cootamundra Herald (NSW : 1877 - 1954), Wed 26 Oct 1881, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article143382160
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People (Sydney, NSW : 1900 - 1919), Sat 24 Feb 1912, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112717603
Last Edited2 Sep 2019

Catherine A Keighran

F, #22931, b. 1832, d. 1 Aug 1915
March 1912
Married NameLeary. 
Birth*1832 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia.1 
Marriage*6 Sep 1854 Spouse: Joseph Leary. Campbelltown, NSW, Australia, 625/1854 V1854625 100.2
 
Marriage-Notice*16 Sep 1854MARRIED. By special license, at St. John's Church, Campbelltown, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Roche, Kate, eldest daughter of Mr. John Keighran, Campbelltown, to Mr. Joseph Leary, of Sydney.3 
Widow20 Oct 1881Catherine A Keighran became a widow upon the death of her husband Joseph Leary
Death*1 Aug 1915 Petersham, NSW, Australia, #D10446/1915.2 

Family

Joseph Leary b. 7 Oct 1831, d. 20 Oct 1881
Children 1.Mary Rose Leary+ b. Sep 1856, d. 5 Jun 1932
 2.Florence Agnes Leary+ b. 24 Jan 1859, d. 27 Jul 1949
 3.Alice Catharine Leary2 b. 20 Apr 1860, d. 14 Mar 1923
 4.Clare Josephine Leary2 b. 1866, d. 10 Sep 1933
 5.Edith Louise 'Lulu' Leary2 b. 25 Aug 1871, d. 16 Dec 1969

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Jul 1855, At Fairfield, near Parramatta, on the tenth (10th) of July, Mrs. Joseph Leary, of a son.4
  • 4 Mar 1856, On the 1st of March, at Mr. Keighran's, Campbelltown, George Charles, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leary, of Fairfield, near Parramatta, aged seven months.5

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, chrisd Family Tree (CLDL18).
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), Sat 16 Sep 1854, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115554500
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thu 19 Jul 1855, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12971844
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Tue 4 Mar 1856, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28639438
Last Edited2 Sep 2019

Josephine Russell

F, #22933, b. 1867, d. 15 Jul 1949
Probate (Will)* 420/837. Josephine RUSSELL Date of grant: 21 Jan 1950; Date of death: 15 Jul 1949; Occupation: Spinster; Residence: Mentone.1 
Birth*1867 Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #B14766/1867.2 
(Heir) Will9 May 1919Florence Carmel Rieke Parker. Ellen Maria McCormick, Anna Julia Josephine McCormick. In their wills, which they wrote at the same time, they stated: "As to my share and interest in the house at Abbotsford owned by me and my sister [name] upon trust for my said sister during her life and and after her death upon trust for Josephine Russell and Florence Carmel Reike Parker absolutely as joint tenants and I request them if they should determine at any time to sell the said house to offer to the Convent of the Good Shepherd Abbotsford the first opportunty of purchasing the same. Provided however that this request shall not be deemed to create any trust to that effect."
At the time of Ellen's death in 1943 the property was valued at £800.
[Note: By the time of Josephine Russell's death in 1949 she did not own any real estate.]3 
Note*1930 Brother: George Pash RUSSELL #B8424/1865 Emer; #D9393/1930 (Age 65) Essendon.4,2 
Death*15 Jul 1949 Mentone, VIC, Australia, #D7669/1949 (Age 82) [par Joseph Campbell RUSSELL & Sarah McKNIGHT].5 
Death-Notice*16 Jul 1949RUSSELL. — On July 15, at Mentone Lodge, Mentone, Josephine, beloved aunt of Rene (Mrs. V. Henderson), of 32 Scott street, Essendon, aged 82 years. —At rest.
RUSSELL. - The Funeral of the late Miss JOSEPHINE RUSSELL will leave our parlours, corner Buckley street and Leslie road. Essendon, on MONDAY, at 10 a.m.. for the Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton.
JOSEPH ALLISON PTY. LTD. FU1002.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190318 St Hilliers Street, Abbotsford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gymnast.7
bt 1910 - 193718 St Hilliers Street, Abbotsford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher.8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Oct 1885, (The Herald), LADIES' COLUMN. Ladies' Gymnastic Display.
    A very interesting musical gymnastic display was given yesterday afternoon by about 190 pupils of Miss Elphinstone Dick and Miss A. C. Moon. It was held in the Town Hall, Melbourne, before a numerous assemblage of attentive spectators. On the platform were seated Lady Loch and the Misses Loch, Lady Clarke, and some members of her family, and several other ladies well known in society.
    The proceedings commenced by what were termed "Free Exercises," in which all the limbs were brought into full play, and which elicited much applause from those present. These movements were followed by some with white wands, which were extremely graceful, and testified to the skill and ability of both teachers and pupils. Some exercises with dumb-bells were then gone through with great ease and accuracy, and were very pleasing to witness. The pupils, both junior and senior, joined in all the above-named movements, but in the fencing lesson, which immediately followed it, the ages of the young ladies varied from 12 to 16 years. The teacher in this instance was Miss Dick herself, a pupil of professor Paul Aubert. The manoeuvres were cleverly executed. One of the prettiest displays was that with Indian clubs. It was, with justice, very much admired, the pupils acquitting themselves most gracefully, aud the younger ones in particular showing great suppleness, ease, and agility in the various movements required of them.
    Marching in musical time was evidently appreciated by the spectators, as the applause was very loud at its conclusion. Several figures were happily introduced during its performance, which the pupils went through in admirable time, the only drawback being the selection of some rhymes, not the prettiest that could be heard within nursery walls. The effect of the constant "great" in the second song being decidedly more peculiar than pleasant to hear.
    At the conclusion of this exercise, Lady Loch kindly presented to the successful competitors the handsome gold and silver medals, bearing a design of a Maltese cross upon them, which were awarded by Miss Moon and Miss Dick.
    The senior championship gold medal was gained by Miss Josephine Russell, and silver ones for free exercises by the Misses Hoddle, Peng, C. Mendall and D. Watson. For ladders, the same distinction was won by the Misses Graupner, Jenkins and Rosenwax. That given for jumping was received by Miss Spowers ; whilst the Misses G. and S. Watson and White were awarded those for the Indian clubs. For walking and attention, the winners were the Misses M. Brady and Amy Evans, and the former young lady and Miss Wilson. Silver medals were also given to the following "Old pupils" Free exercise, Miss Amy Horne; ladders, Miss Bertie Hay ; and Indian clubs, Miss Wood. The junior competitors were Miss H. Pearson, champion for the gold medal; and the Misses T. Brown, P. Doret, Masters, Mullen, Rede and Valerie Scratchley for the silver ones bestowed for free exercises.' The same distinction was given to the following young ladies : Misses A. Dale and E. Martie, for ladders ; Miss Ethel Devan for Roman rings ; Miss Dempster, for jumping : the Misses A. Browne J.Jenkins, Moor, and R. Woodmason, for Indian clubs ; Miss M. Neild. for climbing ; Miss M. Duffy, for walking; Miss Merry, for attention; and the Misses Ethel Bevan and M. Rich for the greatest improvement.
    When the prizes were all distributed, a very pleasing ceremony took place, which evidently took both Miss Moon and Miss Dick completely by surprise. A silver salver bearing an extremely richly chased tea and coffee service, was carried by a gentleman to Lady Loch, with the request that she would kindly undertake the presentation of it. The gift proved to be from all the pupils of the Gymnasium to the ladies just mentioned, and putting aside its own beauty, must have been gratifying to the recipients as a proof of the good-will and affection felt for them by those so long under their kindly charge. This incident brought the proceedings to a close, and the spectators left, well pleased with most of the movements they had been witnessing.
    The National Anthem was played by Mr Harcourt Lee at both the entrance and departure of Lady Loch.
    The medals awarded yesterday were those won at the recent annual competition (the fourth) held in the Ladies' Gymnasium in Little Collins street.
    The piano used on the occasion was one of the Kaps grand instruments, and was lent by Messrs J. Blackburn and Co.
    E.A.C.22
  • 7 Nov 1885, (The Australasian), GIRLS' GYMNASTICS.
    The annual display of musical gymnastics by the pupils of Miss Dick and Miss Moon took place in the Town-hall on the afternoon of the 28th. There was an enormous attendance of parents, guardians, friends, and others, and the keen interest evidenced by them in the proceedings was very marked, and showed how strongly the question of physical training for young and growing girls has commended itself to this community. There is no doubt that this movement is one in the right direction, provided always that it is kept in reasonable bounds. Moderate and regular exercise develops the frame, expands the chest, strengthens the muscles of the trunk and abdomen, and averts many of those ills which so frequently arise in the transition from girlhood to womanhood. But teachers should be very discriminating in the amount and quality of work they give to each pupil. For instance it would be unwise to give the same amount and the same kind of exercise to a young delicate girl that it would to a fine robust one. Swimming is an exercise that every girl should indulge in. Rowing also is very serviceable, strengthening the muscles of the trunk and abdomen, and imparting grace and elegance to the figure. The question of dress until lately proved a great obstacle to the free motions of the body. Among the ancient Greeks all those exercises were comprised in the term gymnastics which were performed with the body partly naked (Greek gymnos, naked or lightly clad). How ever a sensible costume, but not quite what it should be, has been adopted, it consists of a loosely kilted white skirt with a hip each of blue sateen, sailor jacket and collar and loose bishop sleeve, and, of course, flat shoes. At practice the knickerbocker and tunic dress is affected. Lady Loch and her little daughters, accompanied by Miss Robinson, Lady Clarke and party, watched the evolu tions from the platform. Free exercise of the hands and arms showed good useful work, and the time kept was excellent "Wand exercise" followed, and the younger pupils excelled in this pretty movement, The "dumbells" were fairly well done, and the "fencing lesson" by five of the elder girls and Miss Dick brought down the house. The "Indian club" exercise was the most effective of the series, and had more spirit and "go"in it than those that preceded it. The marching finished up the programme, and this was most picturesque, the pupils singing quaint nursery ditties, the while they performed intricate and graceful figures. At the conclusion of the performance the prizes were distributed to the successful competitors by Lady Loch, who addressed a few words of encouragement to each. Miss Hilda Pearson carried off the gold medal amongst the juniors, and Miss Josephine Russell was the champion of the seniors. After the prizes had been distributed a silver tea and coffee service was presented to Miss Dick and Miss Moon by Her Ladyship on behalf of the pupils.23
  • 15 Sep 1930, AFTER the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the LAST WILL and Testament (dated the 27th day of February, 1911) of GEORGE PASH RUSSELL, formerly of 27 Moray street, South Melbourne, in the State of Victoria, but late of 12 Stott street, Essendon, in the said State, clerk, deceased, may be granted to Josephine Russell, formerly of 27 Moray street, South Melbourne aforesaid, but now of 18 St. Helier's street, Abbotsford, in the said State, spinster, the sole executrix named in and appointed by the said will.
    Dated this thirteenth day of September 1930.
    WILLIAN S COOK & McCALLUM, Temple Court, 422 Collins street, Melbourne, proctors for the applicant.24
  • 20 Jul 1949, JOSEPHINE RUSSELL, late of Mentone Lodge, Mentone, in the State of Victoria Spinster, deceased.—After the expiration of 14 clear days Walter Franklin Whitney King, of 119 William-street, Melbourne, in the said State, solicitor, and Victor Cyril Henderson, of 32 Scott-street, Ensendon in the said state, engineer, the executors named in and appointed by the WILL, dated 21st June, 1949, of said deceased, will APPLY to the Supreme Court of the said State for GRANT of PROBATE to them of said will ALEXR. GRANT DICKSON and KING. Solicitors, 119 William-street Melbourne.25

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 5012, item 420/837
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  22. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Thu 29 Oct 1885, p3
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  23. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 7 Nov 1885, p7
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  25. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 20 Jul 1949, p14
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Maria Josephine McCormick1

F, #22934, b. 1859, d. 1874
Father*John Joseph McCormick1 b. 1830, d. 15 Apr 1874
Mother*Anna Maria Conry1 b. 1833, d. 11 Apr 1927
Birth*1859 St Kilda, VIC, Australia.1 
Death*1874 VIC, Australia, #D3120/1874 (Age 15.)1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "born St Kilda (mother as CONROY)."
Last Edited3 Sep 2019
 

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