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Looking for relatives of John Harwood who married Mary Ann Morley in 1883

Query by snooks68

I am doing my mother's family tree and discovered that the marriage was listed under the Harwood males. Does this mean that there were 20 male siblings and 11 females all in one family. My mother's grandmother was of aboriginal descent so tracing this is very important to her and her uncles who are still alive.

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on 2012-10-04 06:06:19

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by tonkin on 2012-10-04 20:30:32

Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles snooks68.

The HARWOODs recorded in my marriage journal do not belong to the same family line.

The John HARWOOD and Mary Ann MORLEY married in 1883 only had eight children, all born in Ballarat, Victoria, and it appears John and Mary were also born in Ballarat.

Does this sound like your family?

by snooks68 on 2012-10-04 21:55:52

John Harwood and Mary Ann Morley were married in Ballarat in 1883. My great grandmother was Mary Agnes Harwood born in Ballarat East in 1893 but all I know is that apparently she had 1 brother and 1 sister?? who were of aboriginal descent. Does any of this correspond with your family tree at all?

by tonkin on 2012-10-04 22:45:17

This family is not on my tree snooks68. I'm just trying to give you a helping hand put your family together.

John and Mary did have a daughter named Mary Agnes HARWOOD born in Ballarat in 1893 and expect this must be the correct family. I can also confirm Mary Agnes HARWOOD had three brothers and four sisters.

I will put a few details together for you during the day.

Just to confirm I have the correct Mary Agnes HARWOOD can you let me know her husband's name.

by snooks68 on 2012-10-05 04:43:07

Mary Agnes Harwood's husband's name was Albert John Longley who was born apparently on the 1st of January 1868. They had eight children, 7 boys and 1 girl. My grandfather was the third son, Gordon Longley but his father's name did not appear on his birth certificate, because apparently aboriginal people were not allowed to be with white people so it wasnt listed. Albert left the family when my grandfather was 15 yrs of age, so the 3 eldest boys had to go to work, whilst the other boys were put into a boy's home and the baby girl was fostered out to a family. I mentioned it to my mum and she wasnt too sure how many brothers and sisters Mary Agnes had but thinks there were quite a few of them.

by tonkin on 2012-10-05 20:11:46

Hi snooks68.

These are the eight children of John HARWOOD and Mary Ann MORLEY.

Joseph Henry HARWOOD.
Born: 1884 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1942 Melbourne, Victoria, aged 58 years.

John William HARWOOD.
Born: 1886 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1967 Royal Park, Victoria, aged 80 years.

George Frederick HARWOOD.
Born: 1888 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1965 Heidelberg, Victoria, aged 75 years.

Lillian May HARWOOD.
Born: 1891 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1971 Elsternwick, Victoria, aged 81 years.
Death recorded under MILLER.

Mary Agnes HARWOOD.
Born: 1893 Ballarat, Victoria.

Lydia Catherine HARWOOD.
Born: 1896 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1978 Northcote, Victoria, aged 82 years.

Elizabeth HARWOOD.
Born: 1898 Ballarat, Victoria.

Hilda Margaret HARWOOD.
Born: 1902 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1980 Melbourne, Victoria, aged 78 years.
Married: Abraham WALLIS.
Year: 1939.
Place: Victoria.

Will include any further details here for you.

by snooks68 on 2012-10-05 21:03:04

Thank you so much. Mary Agnes is now buried in a cemetary in New South Wales which I was given the name of by one of my great uncles who are still living. I might give them a call and see if I can get any further information from them as they are both old and some details they dont know.

by tonkin on 2012-10-06 22:32:58

A few more details about Lillian May HARWOOD for you snooks68.

Lillian May HARWOOD.
Born: 1891 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1971 Elsternwick, Victoria, aged 81 years.
Death: Recorded under MILLER.

Married: George Nicholas BEARD.
Year: 1912.
Place: Victoria.

George Nicholas BEARD.
Born: 1888 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1954 Seddon, Victoria, aged 65 years.
Parents: Joseph Henry BEARD and Annie TOMLONSON.

Located three children for George and Lillian.

William George BEARD.
Born: 1912 Footscray, Victoria.
Died: -

Lillian May BEARD.
Born: 1914 Footscray, Victoria.
Died: 1967 Melbourne, Victoria, aged 54 years.
Married: George Herbert TACY.
Year: 1937.
Place: Victoria.

Selina Jane BEARD.
Born: 1915 Footscray, Victoria.
Died: 1967 Seddon, Victoria, aged 52 years.
Married: Arthur William ANTONIO.
Year: 1934.
Place: Victoria.

As mentioned above Lillian died in Elsternwick in 1971 under the name of MILLER. She must have remarried after George died in 1954.

Still have a few records to search.

by snooks68 on 2012-10-07 04:43:21

Thank you so much Tonkin. I thought it was interesting that she remarried into the Miller family, as my auntie was married to a Miller too and there were about 9 children in that family, and her brother in law is my dad's best friend who still comes to visit from Kerang on a regular basis so it will be interesting to learn the name if you locate it.

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