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William John GILLESPIE and Mary Oliphant MORRISON
arrived in Melbourne, Victoria, on the Swiftsure in October 1867.

The passenger list records the family as:

William John GILLESPIE - aged 38 years.
Mary Oliphant GILLESPIE - aged 28 years.
Margaret Oliphant GILLESPIE - aged 3 years.
Jeanie Maxwell GILLESPIE - aged 1 year.
Margaret GILLESPIE - aged 20 years.

My research indicates this Margaret was the sister of William.
Margaret died 1883 in Coleraine, Victoria.
Age: 35 years.
Parents named as Robert GILLESPIE and Margaret MCILLHAGGA.

William died 1914 in Hawthorn, Victoria.
Age: 87 years.
Parents named as Robert GILLESPIE and Margaret MCILLHAGGIE.

Mary died 1932 in Hawthorn, Victoria.
Age: 90 years.
Parents named as Charles MORRISON and Margaret OLIPHANT.

William and Margaret had another nine children after they arrived in Victoria.
This is how I have put their family together.


Jeanie Maxwell GILLESPIE.
Born: circa 1866, County Antrim.
Died: 1959 Kew, Victoria.
Age: 92 years.

Married: John Kellough STEWART.
Year: 1898.
Place: Victoria.
No children located for this marriage.


Margaret Oliphant GILLESPIE.
Born: circa 1864, County Antrim.
Died: 1943 Hawthorn, Victoria.
Age: 79 years.


Charles James GILLESPIE.
Born: 1867 The Loddon, Victoria.
Died: 1869 not recorded, Victoria.
Age: 01 year.


Alexander Bruce GILLESPIE.
Born: 1869 Dundas, Victoria.
Died: 1898 Outtim, Victoria.
Age: 29 years.
Death recorded as Robert Alexander Bruce GILLESPIE.


Mary Morrison GILLESPIE.
Born: 1871 Dundas, Victoria.
Died: 1872 not recorded, Victoria.
Age: 13 months.


William Oliphant GILLESPIE.
Born: 1872 Coleraine, Victoria.
Died: 1951 Ararat, Victoria.
Age: 79 years.

Married: Elsie Kate YOUNG.
Year: 1910.
Place: Victoria.

See Post: William GILLESPIE married Elsie YOUNG 1910.


Elizabeth May GILLESPIE.
Born: 1874 Dundas, Victoria.
Died: 1947 Kew, Victoria.
Age: 73 years.

Married: unknown MASSEY.
Year: -
Place: -


Born: 1876 Coleraine, Victoria.
Died: 1876 not recorded, Victoria.
Age: 03 weeks.


Born: 1877 Coleraine, Victoria.
Died: 1953 Murrumbeena, Victoria.
Age: 75 years.


Born: 1879 Coleraine, Victoria.
Died: 1918 Hawthorn, Victoria.
Age: 39 years.


Born: 1881 Coleraine, Victoria.
Died: 1973 Kew, Victoria.
Age: 91 years.


Imigration to Victoria 1852-1879.

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria.

Updated 02 January 2012.

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TONKIN lives in Victoria, Australia.
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Due to spelling and informant errors appearing in the records, typo errors and my misreading of the records mistakes must be expected. Errors will be corrected when detected.

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