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Looking for information on Andrew Cunningham of Montrose Scotland and Armidale NSW, Australia.

Query by kenmac

I am seeking help in finding photos of Andrew Cunningham and his wife Isabella Bowers. Andrew was born in Montrose on 12/4/1831 to Andrew and Martha Cunningham nee McNeill. He had older siblings, William, Margaret, George (died as an infant) and a younger sister Amelia. After settling in Australia, Andrew became a photographer of note in the Armidale area. He was a travelling photograher who moved around northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, often using his children as assistants. His most noted work includes his post-mortem shots of the notorious bushranger Captain Thunderbolt aka Frederick Ward and some photos taken the following day of the re-enactment of Ward's capture. Andrew and his wife Isabella had eight children: Andrew Peter, Eliza Rebecca, Mary Anne, William George, Blanche, Isabella, Sarah Margaret and Edith Marion Cunningham. I would love to have photos of both Andrew and Isabella, any of Andrew's work and also any of his children.

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on 2007-04-11 22:01:08

kenmac , from Sydney, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2007. is researching the following names: MCCARRON, BRAND, CUNNINGHAM and 1 other(s).

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by allycat on 2007-04-11 22:36:37

Dear Ken, Goodness what a story. I think from memory there are a few descendants around of Capt.Thunderbolt right here on familytreecircles (website of interest below).

Edit this journal to have in the surnames section: WARD, THUNDERBOLT. Submit another journal with subject heading 'Descendants of Captain Thunderbolt aka Frederick WARD' and see if you get any hits!

Australiana - The Bushranger's site

Also, post a new topic at the rootschat site, telling aussie rootschatters what and who you are looking for. I get and give so much help at that site also.

RootsChat.com - Emigrants to Australia board

and try the Genforums / country and surname specific ...

Australia Genealogy Forum

CUNNINGHAM Family Genealogy Forum

BOWERS Family Genealogy Forum

MCNEILL Family Genealogy Forum

WARD Family Genealogy Forum

If you cast your net wide, you may gather lots of fishes!

Tip: Before you post the same new message at each form, write it up first in Microsoft Word and then just cut n paste!

Oh, another thing, great sites for photos...

AncientFaces - Family Treasures - Free Family History Search and Genealogy Records, Family Photos, Stories and Recipes


Living Genealogy a brand new free site. Post your own blog regarding your MCCARRON book etc.

Have you tried writing to any local family history groups / historical societies? You would be stunned to realise what great resources these groups have sometimes. They've been a great boon to my genealogy research.

Best of luck,
DENNER descendant.

by mafrost on 2008-04-20 19:09:16

Re Isabella Bowers - do you have any information on her birthplace and family? I am seeking info on John Thomas Bowers supposedly born 1845 and who married Priscilla (aka Martha) PITHERS at Glebe, Sydney, NSW, Australia in 1868.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated

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