janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.
Thank you so much Jan. The only information I had was the names of my Great Grandparents James and Margaret and where they came from in Ireland, and where they lived. I remember my mother told me that her mother Isabella Florence was eight years of age when her mother died.
I have an obituary from the newspaper The Kiama Independant July 25,
1899 of her mother Mrs John Walker. It was in a box my mother kept with family pictures and clippings which I am still trying to put
I will get around to doing a Journal, when I can about my Grandmother.
She had a very interesting life, and I have some wonderful old photos
if I can work out how to attach them.
I meant to say James and Margaret were my G G grandparents not Great Grandparents, they were John b1850 and Isabella Rachel Gray.
Glad I could help Lisa. Be sure to check everything I have written, we all make mistakes. Although I've used sources they are not always reliable and as this was done in a hurry I did not cross reference. If you need help with anything else, please ask.
Hi fellow researchers. James and Margaret are also my G G grandparents. I am of the Thomas Walker branch of descendants.
My research also came up with Margaret being of "Dunagh" but have found that it was Donagh of Co Monaghan. I wonder if "Dunagh" was how the record keeper heard the accent. Their marriage civil registration district is given as "Dungannon" but, I guess, this is not necessarily where they married.
I am curious about the dates given for John Walker (Senior) and Isabella Irvine. I have not been able to pin them down. The passenger lists for James, Margaret and Ann record both sets of parents as "both dead". While considering the possibility of this being unreliable, it was all I had to go on. Research met with brick walls. Just this week I received material from Tongarra Museum, Shellharbour COuncil, which indicates both these parents were still living after 1849 but John died in Australia, planning to return to Isabella in Ireland. This appears to be a family submission. I have no birth or death data for Harper/Harpur Seymour/Symore.
Dear Jaet, Thank you for your comment, I couldn't make out where she was from so I just blew up the image of the passenger list and zoomed it (see above) It shows James from Aughnacloy and Margaret (below him) from Dunagh. But because I saw that they could both read and write I took them at their word. Obviously they did not see the documnt. Of course they must mean Donagh
whoever was writing out the ships passenger lists relied on how he heard it. As for John Walker and Isabella I couldn't see an arrival on the 'Sea' and left them for the relatives to figure out.
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