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David Barron's family research so far

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My name is David Barron and I live near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia with my wife and three children. I am very interested in tracing my family tree and would appreciate any information, suggestions or help on family tree or websites. If I can assist you in any way with information please contact me. Daves Genealogy Web - dgenweb.com

With help from family members we have traced a great deal of information on some branches - Archdall, Barron, Downey, Sallaway, Herron and Nicol. I am still researching and therefore always wanting more information.

This is some of the information I have on my Barron Family

James & Mary

James Barron and Mary ( ? ) had William in 1843 in the Shoalhaven Area NSW, Australia. James and Mary may have had other children (James 1842, Walter 1846 and Emma 1851) but I have not confirmed at this stage.

Was James a convict and if so which one was he? There were -

James Barron convicted at - Northampton (7years) and transported on the Norfolk 27 Oct 1836

James Barron convicted at Warwick (14years) and transported on the Lord Melville 11 Jan 1830

Or is there more to choose from?

What about Mary? (pardon the pun) the only Permission to Marry that I know about at this stage is for James Barron of the Norfolk and that was to Mary Foot aged 31yrs per Planter2 -life.

William Barron & Hannah Wooden

William Barron married Hannah Wooden in Shoalhaven in 1865 and lived in Burrier, NSW and had 15 children. They were educated at Burrier school which was adjacent to their home, where the old post office is still standing.

William and Hannah's Family -

Mary Jane b 1866 married George Green,

Anne Elizabeth b 1868 married John Albert Hanson,

William Alfred b 1869,

James Benjamin (Jim) b 1871 married Jane Inga Minnikin,

Louisa Phyllis b 1872 married James Grady,

Walter Henry b 1874 d 1875,

John Henry (Jack) b 1875,

Sarah Sands b 1876,

Herbert Walter b 1877 married Barbara Jane Abernathy,

Georgina b 1879 married Edward Tritton,

Charles Arthur b 1880 married Ada Keiza Watts,

Ethel Flora Hannah b 1882 married Hamilton Culgin,

Louis Myrtle (Bert) b 1884 married Eleanor Thompson, (My Great Grandfather)

Joseph Ernest b 1885,

Beatrice Janet b 1888 married George James MacFarlane,

Louis Myrtle (Bert) Barron & Eleanor Thompson

As far as I know they only had one child being Milton Lewis (Bluey) Barron born in Nowra, NSW, Australia in 1914 and dying in Muttaburra Qld, Australia in 1969. He married Lillian Hannah Herron in Nowra in 1936 and had two son Maxwell Barron b.1937 Nowra-d.2002 Deception Bay, Qld and (living) Barron (my father). He separated from Lillian and moved to Muttaburra, Qld and had three more children to second wife. His occupation was a mechanic.


Second child of William & Hannah b 18/11/1868 in Burrier NSW. I am now in contact with this branch of the family and hopefully some more information will become available including some stories about Grassy Gully Gold mine, the family fued, the naming of places in the Shoalhaven Area after our family (Hanson Hill, Mount Barron, Barron Flats etc) and I even hear a whisper about Ned Kelly.


Fourth child of William & Hannah b 18/2/1871 in Burrier, NSW and died 1952. After leaving school he went to Junee to work as a stockman and eventually became head drover. On his return to Burrier he found gold in the Grassy Gully (I am yet to find out all the details on this or the family feud that followed). From accounts that I have read so far, he was a great horseman and extremely active, keen on jumping, running and boxing, as well as breaking in horses.

I am now in contact with someone from the Minnikin side who may be able to shed some more light.


Seventh child of William & Hannah, born 2/5/1874. He lived in Nowra and Burrier till he had problems with the law. He had to face trial on perjury so he skipped away to North Queensland where he became a stagecoach driver of great renown. It was said he was a well-set-up man with a fiery temper, enormous strength and great horsemanship.

Jack apparently married a full blooded aboriginal lady in St Lawrence, Qld and had 3 children - Topsy Francis, Stanley and Percy.

He was ultimately shot at point blank range by a drink crazed man at Bowen River Hotel.

Any assistance in tracing family any further would be greatly appreciated. contact me.
Daves Genealogy Web - dgenweb.com

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on 2009-04-12 16:24:07

davidbarronau , from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2007. is researching the following names: BARRON, ADDISON, ANDERSON and 186 other(s).

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by paynec on 2012-03-03 21:03:24

Hi David. I believe you are looking for Payne,s in your research could you contact me i might be able to help you. Colin Payne

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