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Looking for DOWNES of Rutherglen

Query by divajo

Seeking further info on Hugh Edgar Downes from the Rutherglen area who married Edith Lisla Hamilton. The Wellington line that lived in Chiltern and Barnawatha area and came from Cornwall.
Also, the Mc Cluskey family from William McCluskey born in Ireland, buried in Burramine, Victoria 1843.

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on 2011-06-24 02:09:21

divajo , from Victoria, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2011. is researching the following names: LUGAR, MUELLER, MCCLUSKEY and 1 other(s).

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by tonkin on 2011-06-24 04:55:45

Hugh Edgar DOWNES was the son of James DOWNES and Janet BEVERIDGE. Hugh was born in Bendigo in 1860.

Hugh married Jessie HAMILTON in 1887. Her real name was Edith as you stated, but she is recorded in the records as Jessie.

As far as I know Hugh and Jessie had three children.

1. Jessie Elsie Hamilton DOWNES born 1889 in Rutherglen.

2. Elexander Clyde DOWNES born 1890 in Rutherglen.

3. Edith Lila DOWNES born 1893 in Rutherglen.

Edith (aka Jessie) was born in Rutherglen in 1863. Her parents were David HAMILTON and Jessie MCQUISTAN.

Edith married as Jessie HAMILTON and is also recorded as Jessie HAMILTON in the birth records for her children.

Hope this helps for now.

by divajo on 2011-06-26 22:05:40

Thanks Roy,

My grandmother was Edith Lisla Downes and I thought that Jessie McQuistan was Jessie McCouiston? Do you have any further information on James Downes and Janet Beveridge? That would be greatly appreciated,
Joanne Wellington

by janilye on 2011-06-27 03:33:22
by tonkin on 2011-06-27 21:53:34

Your welcome Joanne.

I have been searching the records for you on these family lines and have collected a few pages of notes regarding births, deaths and marriages. I still need to sort a few things out and check some shipping records before I pass on any information to you because I would like to get it right the first time.

Some people can pull a family out of a hat but I'm not that clever.

Will get back to you soon.

by divajo on 2011-06-28 01:07:24

Many thanks Roy,
your very kind. Are you related to the family in some way? I hope to go to the State Library next week to chase up any details so any pointers would be very useful,


by tonkin on 2011-06-29 07:06:23

No problem Joanne. I'm still trying to confirm a few things for you. I have problems like everyone else when it comes to finding people through the records. Name changes, variations in the spelling of names and so on does slow research down. It's easy to spend a few hours searching the records and not find what you are looking for, as all researchers know. But we will get there.

I can promise you a few pages of family information you can look at before you visit Researchers Heaven (aka State Library) next week and will be in contact with you soon.

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