Fanny Sarah Tolliday and George Carey
Fanny Sarah Tolliday was the first daughter of John Curtis and Sarah Elizabeth Tolliday (nee Miles). She was on of eleven children born to the couple.
Her father John was the first child born to Nathaniel and Jane Tolliday (nee Curtis)of England.
Grandmother Jane and her 4 children John, Elizabeth, Christiana and William came out to Australia on the British Empire arriving in January 1855 at Port Henry in Victoria. Jane was a widow as her husband Nathaniel drowned before the family immigrated.
Fanny was just a little girl of about 2 years of age when she and her infant sister Eva, who was born in 1854, accompanied by their parents, grandmother, two aunts and one uncle and his wife arrived after 3 months travelling by sea.
It was a long journey one can only imagine how hard it would have been on everyone.
Fanny met George Carey and they were married in 1881. They had three sons John born 1881, George born 1882 and James born 1884.
Fanny passed away in 1888 aged 36 in Ballarat East. The Death Registration Number is 12134.
The boys were only young when she passed away. John would have been only 7, George was 6, James was 4.