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Looking for MCKAIG, John Lawrance of Lancashire, England

Query by fgorry

Born August 8, 1868. Christened at St Peters, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
At age 13 he migrated to Australia, leaving Plymouth, England on 26th October 1881 for Townville Queensland, Australia, on the ship, "Durham".
In 1884, at the age of sixteen, he married Prisilla Worthington.
He set up a tin smithing business on Mossman Street in the goldfields of Charters Towers. He died in 1891 at Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia.

Born in England and was christened on 20th August 1865 at Christ Church, Ashton, Lancashire,England. Her occupation in England was that of a cotton weaver and dressmaker. In 1884,at age 19 she married John MCKAIG, in Charters Towers, Queensland,Australia. She died in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, on 26th October, 1936.

John Lawrance MCKAIG and Prisilla WORTHINGTON were the great grandparents of Frank James GORRY, of Innisfail, Queensland, Australia

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on 2011-03-04 00:39:35

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by Jgorry on 2011-03-04 02:23:19

John Lawrence McKaig and Prisilla Worthington are the Great grandparents of John David Gorry who is also a brother of Frank James Gorry.

by Aussie1947 on 2011-03-04 03:18:43


Just a snippet of information, John McKaig of Charters Towers was declared insolvent in 1894.

Queensland Intestacies, Insolvencies & Wills 1859-1900

John McKaig of Charters Towers Queensland, Australia
Type: Insolvency
Court: Townsville
Date: 29 September 1894

Maybe again in 1896.

John Mckaig of Charters Towers Queensland, Australia
Plumber t/a McKaig & Easterbrook
Type: Insolvency
Court: Townsville
Date: 5 September 1896

You may be aware that the Charters Towers Council is very helpful with burial information at their cemeteries.



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by fgorry on 2011-03-31 07:28:08

Thanks for the information, Gerry

by Crossman_McKaig on 2014-07-04 04:26:27

John Lawrence McKaig and Priscilla Worthington were my great grandparents. The 7th child was son Henry, my grandfather, was also a tinsmith and plumber in Home Hill North Queensland and died May 1944. I have information including the migration from Plymouth on the vessel 'Durham' 1881 to Townsville. I am planning to go to the UK in 2015 and am seeking useful information of the McKaig, Worthington, Crossman, Dixon, Dawson, Balfe and Lewis families please.

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