ABSOLUTE PROOF THAT CATHERINE WAINWRIGHT BECAME CATHERINE ALLISON. (DROMANA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.)
My HERITAGE WALK, DROMANA journal contains much biographical information about the pioneers and it was probably in the ARTHURS SEAT HOTEL entry that I'd found reasonable proof that Catherine Wainwright had become Catherine Allison based on Catherine Allison being the grandmother of a Wainwright lad and that the licensee of the Arthurs Seat hotel was Catherine Wainwright one year (1886?) and Catherine Allison the next year.
Colin McLear mentioned that William Allison had run the Arthurs Seat hotel and that a member of the Allison family had been a coach driver. It was in doing a search for Dorey's Gully that I discovered that the coach driver was David Allison*, not William as falsely impressed into my memory.
* DAVID ALLISON
At the time of writing the HERITAGE WALK journal, I was not aware the Victorian BDM records could be accessed online so I decided to search for Catherine Wainwright's marriage AND FOUND NOTHING! Aware of frequent Victorian BDM typos, I changed the 1880's search to Allison marriages.
EventMarriage Event registration number3011 Registration year1887
Family nameALLISON Given namesWilliam Henry SexMale Spouse's family nameWEINRIGHT Spouse's given namesCath Jane
William was a blacksmith and seems to have returned to that trade after being listed as a licensee one or two times.
Catherine was the widow of Henry Wainwright.
EventDeath Event registration number1184 Registration year1886
Family nameWAINWRIGHT Given namesHoratio Molyneux SexUnknown Father's nameHoratio Molyne Mother's nameJane (Lewis) Place of birth Place of deathDROMANA Age35 Spouse's family nameMARTIN Spouse's given namesCatherine Jane
CATHERINE DIED IN 1920.
ALLISON.—On the 4th April, at Brighton, Cathe-
rine Jane, relict of the late William Harry
Allison, Footscray, loving mother of H. M. Wain-
wright, and Jennie (Mrs. J. Wellenoweth),
aged 65 years.
"With Christ, which is far better."
(Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-
ALLISON. — On the 4th April, at St. Andrew's
private hospital, Brighton, Catherine Jane,
dearly loved sister of Rosina Tuffs (nee Mar-
tin), and dearly loved aunt of Barley and Jack
Tanner, Belmont avenue, Kew. aged 65. (85?) (The corrector did not know about BDM either!)
For ever with the Lord. (P.13, Argus, 10-4-1920.)
EventDeath Event registration number4565 Registration year1920
Family nameALLISON Given namesCath Jane SexUnknown Father's nameMartin Wm Mother's nameJane (Roberts) Place of birth Place of deathBrton Age65
WILLIAM ALLISON DIED IN 1916. NO DEATH NOTICE FOUND.
ALLISON.—The Friends of the late Mr. WIL-
LIAM HENRY ALLISON, of 3 Herbert street,
Footscray, are respectfully invited to follow
his remains to the place of interment, in the New
Melbourne General Cemetery, Fawkner.
The funeral is appointed to move from his
brother's residence, No. 61 Vine street, Moonee
Ponds, THIS MORNING (Friday, 18th inst.), at
10.30 o'clock. (P.1, Argus, 18-8-1916.)
MRS. ALLISON, Relatives, and Friends of the
late William Henry Allison, 3 Herbert
street, Footscray, desire to THANK the many
friends for visits, letters, and cards of sympathy,
especially his workmates of brassworks*, Gordon
street; also for the extreme kindness received at
the Melbourne Hospital. (P.13, Argus, 16-9-1916.)
*William's background as a blacksmith would have made him a valuable employee.
EventDeath Event registration number11272 Registration year1916
Family nameALLISON Given namesWm Hy SexUnknown Father's nameAllison Jas Drummond Mother's nameElizth (Pentecost*) Place of birth Place of deathMelb E Age55
*N.B. The Pentecosts were very early pioneers of Mornington.
CATHERINE'S BIRTH RECORD.
EventBirth Event registration number4205 Registration year1854
Family nameMARTIN Given namesCatherine Jane SexUnknown Father's nameWilliam Joseph Mother's nameJane (Roberts) Place of birthWILL
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