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Trying to find Thomastown, Co.Kilkenny, Ireland on Google Earth

Dear readers, Hi. Most of my Cantwell forbears were from County Kilkenny, areas of Clogh etc., and I have been trying to find the Google Earth image for Thomastown without much success.

Can anyone from Ireland perhaps assist?

Map of Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland

Alison from downunder.

3 comment(s), latest 6 years ago

Australia: Walter William Melbourne WALKER and Mary Anne DENNER, Benalla, Beechworth, Rutherglen areas. Victoria

Walter William Melbourne WALKER was born 20 May 1872 (Birth Reg.No.15100) at Heathcote, Victoria, Australia died 3 Jun 1963 aged 91 years at Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, buried Benalla General Cemetery married 3 Feb 1899 Euroa, Victoria, Australia to Mary Anne DENNER who was born 1878 Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia and died 13 May 1952 Benalla, buried Benall.

More about Walter William Melbourne WALKER
Known as: Melbourne
Parents names: John Henry WALKER born 1845 England (possibly Yorkshire, not confirmed) died 19 May 1899 Reid Street, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia, buried Carlyle Cemetery AND Mary LEE born 1846 Cornwall, England died 1943 at her daughter's residence, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.
13 siblings: Two unknown males, John Henry Goulburn WALKER 1869, Walter William WALKER 1871-1871, Sydney Lee WALKER 1872-1959, Hobart WALKER 1874-1952, George WALKER 1876, Herbert Frank WALKER 1879, Frederick WALKER 1881-1930, Seymour Donald WALKER 1883-1948, James WALKER 1885-1885, Samuel Whatts WALKER 1889, and Una Adelaide WALKER 1891-1973.

More about Mary Anne DENNER
Known as: Minnie
Parents names: Henry DENNER* and Charlotte Sailey DIXON
*See my DENNER journals.

Walter William Melbourne WALKER and wife Mary Anne DENNER had 11 children:-

1. John Henry Sidney WALKER born Jul 1899 Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia died 28 Dec 1900 Euroa, Victoria, Australia, burial details not yet known.

2. Dorothy Doris WALKER born 1902 Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia died 12 Jul 1940 Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, burial details not yet known.

3. Edna Lillian WALKER born 11 Nov 1903 Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia died 6 Feb 1988 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, burial details not yet known, married Jack SHEPHARD, children John SHEPHARD and Adele SHEPHARD.

4. Thelma Dixon WALKER born 1906 Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia died Mayday Hills Psychiatric Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia died aged 38 years, buried 29 Dec 1944 Beechworth Cemetery, CofE, Section B, Grave 62, Victoria, Australia. There is no headstone on her grave.

5. Frederick William Melbourne Denner WALKER born 1908 Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia died 15 Oct 1983 Royal Sydney Hospital, New South Wales, Australia of cancer, occupation cartage contractor at Raymond Terrace NSW first married 1928 Vera SPILSBURY, and they had one daughter Ellen Olive WALKER 04/04/1928-01/11/1924, he then married abt 1932 Alyce May PASS biological daughter of Albert Nicholas PROWD and Sarah Kathleen DENNER#, adopted daughter of John Edmund PASS and Charlotte Emily DENNER#. NB #sisters. Fred & Alyce/Alice have 8 children.

6. Una Ada Lee WALKER born 23 Oct 1910 Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia died 12 Jul 1998 Bendigo, Victoria, Australia buried 16 Jul 1998 Eaglehawk Cemetery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. It is known that Una had a child out of wedlock namely Neville Fred Denner WALKER who was raised as Una's brother, born 1930 died 19 Jul 1961 Benalla, buried Benalla Cemetery. Neville was accidentally killed in a road accident aged 31 years. Una married 1931 at Tallangatta, Victoria to Keith Dennes NEWBEGIN born 23 Aug 1901 Sunderland, County Durham, England died 12 Aug 1982 Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia ... 6 children. They divorced and Una married Edward GOWLING.

7. Mary Hazel WALKER born 1913 Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia died 24 May 1920. Not much is known of Mary except that she died as a child.

8. Melba Charlotte (Poppy) WALKER born 22 Mar 1915 Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia died 21 Feb 1994. Poppy was institutionalized when very young (probably psych hospital), and died on 21 February 1994, buried Bendigo Cemetery.

9. Gordon Lindsay WALKER born 1918 Benalla, Victoria, Australia died aged 67 years on 1 Jul 1984 from liver cancer, Benalla, buried Benalla Cemetery, married Violet Alice Maude Ode TRIFFITT born 7 Aug 1923 Wangaratta Hospital, Victoria, Australia died 4 Oct 1996 Benalla, ... 8 children.

10. Aubrey Herbert Haig WALKER born 14 Sep 1920 Benalla, Victoria, Australia died 5 Sep 1949 Base Hospital, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia buried Benalla, Methodist Section, Victoria, Australia married 1942 Joan DELANEY born 17 Apr 1923 Wangaratta Hospital died 1 Feb 1997 Kew, Caristas Christi Hospice, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, buried Benalla ... 4 living children, 1 deceased.

11. Carmel Elaine WALKER born 3 Jul 1921 possibly Wagga Wagga NSW died 28 Nov 1992 Sydney NSW buried Wagga Wagga Lawn Cemetery, married Eric HOPKINS (former bandmaster of the Puckapunyal Military Band) who was killed in a truck accident on the Mansfield to Benalla Road between 1949 and 1952. Carmel's second husband was Edward Arthur TRIFFITT born 15 Apr 1928 Wangaratta Hospital, Victoria, Australia died 24 Feb 2004 Shepparton, Victoria, cremated Echuca.

The DENNERs were my ancestors, and I am researching all their descendants.


1 comment(s), latest 2 years, 3 months ago

Looking for Allan SAW, creator of the sawpit - SAW family SAW genealogy SAW ancestry

When looking for Allan Saw's website online, all I can find is ...

Aussie Rhonda's Genealogy

His website no longer seems to be active, used to be Help please.


2 comment(s), latest 9 years, 5 months ago

Manx/Isle of Man: Do you have surnames QUAYLE, QUIRK, COWIN, CAINE, SHIMMIN or KELLY?

If so, you may have Manx ancestry. Visit the Australian site of the Queensland Manx Society Inc.

World Manx Association


1 comment(s), latest 9 years, 2 months ago

Australia: OHL and FRUBOIS families settled Queensland 1800s

Johann Fredrich (John Frederick) OHL and wife Henrietta Wellimina FRUBOIS (or FROGUS). The couple were most probably emigrants from Germany, and they had the following children that I can find:-

1. Christian Ludwig OHL born 1855 died 8 Jun 1919 buried Westwood Cemetery, Fitzroy, Queensland, Australia married 11 Jun 1884 Queensland, Australia Martha DUNN born 3 May 1859 died 29 Jul 1943 buried Westwood Cemetery, Fitzroy, Queensland, Australia. She was the daughter of Joseph DUNN and Mary Ann BRAXTON of England. ... 8 children:-
(1) Christian Frederick OHL born 1885 QLD
married 1909 QLD Belinda (Plendia) Ellen BAILEY, 4 children Carmen, Christian, Nelson and Iris d 1923.
(2) Mary Ann OHL born 1887 QLD
(3) Martha Elizabeth OHL born 1888 QLD
Child: James Rossiter OHL who died 1909 QLD
(4) John Ludwig OHL born 1890 QLD
(5) Joseph Henry OHL born 1892 QLD
(6) Emma Jane OHL born 1894 QLD
(7) Charlie Wilfred OHL born 1896 QLD
(8) Alfred Ernest OHL born 1900 QLD

2. Detlef (Desly or Detly) Frederick OHL born abt 1860 died 1914 Queensland, Australia married Mary ROCKS daughter of Nicholas ROCKS and Isabella RUNNING ... 13 children
(1) James Frederick OHL 1883-1883 QLD
(2) Nicholas John OHL born 1884 QLD
(3) Isabella Henrietta OHL born 1885 QLD married 1906 QLD Bernard Julius Albert ZAHL, son Albert Bernard Joseph ZAHL born 1907 QLD.
(4) Alfred Eastwood OHL born 1887 QLD
(5) Charles Frederick OHL born 1888 QLD
(6) Elizabeth Ann OHL born 20 Feb 1890 Alpha QLD died 1964 QLD married 1923 William Charles DENLEY*
(7) William Thomas OHL born 20 May 1891 QLD married Annie HANSEN
(8) Frederick Detlef OHL born 1892 QLD married 1919 QLD Alice BARRETT
(9) Mary Anastasia OHL born 5 Nov 1893 Alpha QLD died 4 Aug 1974 Woden Valley Hospital (?) buried Queanbeyan NSW married 6 Dec 1920 Bogantungan QLD Allan Robert (Bob) DENLEY* 1894-1969 son of John DENLEY and Elizabeth Amelia HINES
(10) Catharine OHL born 1895 QLD married 1920 QLD William TAYLOR
(11) Emma Willimina OHL born 1897 QLD married 1921 QLD William John BRYANT born 1899 QLD
(12) Albert Joseph OHL born 1901 QLD married 1925 QLD Alice RHODES born 1901 QLD daughter of Charles RHODES and Catherine SCOTT
(13) Terence OHL 1902-1902 QLD

NB* The Denley boys were brothers.

3. Anna Magdalena OHL born 1863 Queensland, Australia

4. Emma Elizabeth OHL born 1869 Queensland, Australia

5. Johan Heinrich OHL born 1874 Queensland, Australia


OHL Family Genealogy Forum

OHL burials, Burdekin Shire Council, Queensland

GeneaNet Family Tree of Terry Price - Ohl connections - Fitzroy Cemetery - Westwood Qld

BURGESS family from Sevenoaks, Kent, England to Greatford, Rangitiki, New Zealand

Looking to confirm the details I already have and to add more to my data.

In researching my mother-in-law's HUGHES line, I am now researching the BURGESS family.

Thomas (Tom) HUGHES (son of Stephen HUGHES and Eliza CHEESEMAN/SHORTER)
born 1866 Bearsted, Kent, England
died 22 Aug 1941 Public Hospital, Wanganui, NZ
buried Aramoho
NB Spoke fluent Maori

married Ada Sarah BURGESS
born 5 Nov 1876 Greatford, Rangitiki, NZ
died 11 Mar 1958 20 London St, Aramoho
buried Methodist section, Aramoho

4 children:-

1. Herbert Thomas HUGHES born 2 Jun 1897 20 London St, Aramoho died 28 Dec 1990 unknown location NZ married Connie {unknown}

2. Walter Henry HUGHES born 20 Jan 1903 20 London St, Aramoho, died 7 Jan 1979 unknown location NZ married 1930 Jeanie PHILLIPS born 10 Mar 1909 Gonville, Wanganui NZ died 30 Mar 2002 Porirua NZ buried Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Porirua
(...4 children...) 1) Donald HUGHES born 24 Jul 1932 died Sep 1989, never married, {no other details known}' (2) Living female HUGHES married living male RICHARDSON (3) Living female HUGHES married living male HUGHES (4) Carolyn Joy HUGHES born 17 Apr 1942 NZ died 4 Jun 1982 of cancer aged 40 yrs. Married name IREMONGER {where is she buried?}.

3. male HUGHES born approx. 1905 at residence 20 London St, Aramoho ... {no other details known}

4. Myrtle Maryann Eliza HUGHES born 1908 20 London St, Aramoho died 1 Jul 1979 Wanganui, {burial details not known} married 1929 Folio No.05094 Thomas Gordon CAMPBELL who died in 1980 Wanganui, probate record occ Dyehand.

... Back to the BURGESS family ...

Ada Sarah BURGESS 1876-1958 probably came from a large family. Lately I have managed to find two sisters and her parents names.

Sibling Lillian BURGESS born 1875 NZ died 23 Jul 1958 NZ married unknown male NAGEL who it is known was killed in the railways. She then married Thomas COLEMAN and they had two children, Maisie and Inez. {no other details known}

Sibling Bertha BURGESS born {unknown} died {unknown} married unknown NAGEL who was the brother of Lillian's husband. {no other details known}.

The BURGESS children - their parents were Henry BURGESS and Mary Ann GILES. Henry BURGESS was born 1849 England and died 12 Jun 1917 NZ. Mary Ann GILES was born 1850 England died 16 Nov 1931 NZ. They were from Sevenoaks in Kent, England. I don't know where the couple are buried. But they came out to New Zealand aboard the ship 'Cartvale' in 1874.

Can someone lookup a marriage folio ref of 0982 in 1866 please for BURGESS and GILES?


7 comment(s), latest 7 months, 3 weeks ago

PORRITT genealogy, family history, census records, links etc.

1801 Census : Winfarthing, Norfolk
13 Porritt family members
NB If you scroll down to The Old Oak, my 4g grandfather James Woodcock, Labourer is listed with five Porritt family members working there.

1851 Census : Porritt family
Hawsker Township - Nipe Howe and Ruswarp
Rootsweb ENG-NORTH-YORKS-L Archives

1851 Census, Danby, Yorkshire - Porritt family

1861 Norfolk census surname index

1901 Census : Sandsend, North Yorkshire
Porritt households

1911 Census of Canada
Records with surname Porritt

PORRITT Family Genealogy Forum

Commonwealth War Graves Commission




Over 3,000 records for PORRITT RootsWeb's World Connect Project

GenesReunited has over 300 search results for PORRITT - $ userpay site

(WOODCOCK researcher).

Looking for Joshua DENLEY (convict) and Charlotte MOORE from England, settled Tasmania and New South Wales, Australia

I've just started researching the DENLEY family on behalf of my brother-in-law.

Joshua (Josiah) DENLEY {AFN: 238P-WNR} See Monaro Pioneers was born abt 1822 England possibly Surrey area. He was a convict who was sentenced to 14 years transportation to Van Diemen's Land in 1832. After his sentenced expired he moved to New South Wales in 1846 and shortly after met and married in 1847 to Charlotte MOORE {AFN: 238P-WP0} who was born abt 1821 England, and came to Australia when she was about three years old. She was 19 years old when she married, I've not found the location yet. And died aged 46 years from an abscess of the liver on 28 Feb 1867 at Mt. Pleasant, near Myalla, New South Wales, Australia and was buried 2 Mar 1867 at Cooma NSW. Her Death Certificate states issue: 7 males and 4 females living, with 1 female and 1 male deceased. So records would seem to indicate that they had 12 children, though I haven't found them all yet.

Emigration details of Joshua DENLEY: From Charles Bateson's book "The Convict ship's". It was York 1 (3) third voyage, arrived 29/12/1832, Ship, 429 tons, Built at Southwick in 1819, Master Richard Spratley, Surgeon Jas. McTernan, Sailed 1/9/1839 from Plymouth, days 119. 200 male prisoners, landed 200 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
RootsWeb Archive Lists - Immigration Ships

More about Joshua Denley:-

Convict Details
Denley, Joshua
Convict No: 18354
Extra Identifier:
SEE Surname:
SEE Given Names:
Voyage Ship: York (2)
Voyage No: 99
Arrival Date: 29 Dec 1832
Departure Date: 01 Sep 1832
Departure Port: Plymouth
Conduct Record: CON31/1/10
Muster Roll:
Appropriation List: CON27/1/6, CSO1/1/632 14300
Other Records:
Description List: CON18/1/21

His digitised record is image 99 at website link below.
Archives Office of Tasmania - search portal

Children of Joshua DENLEY and Charlotte MOORE:-

1.female DENLEY

2.female DENLEY

3.female DENLEY

4.male DENLEY

5.male DENLEY

6.male DENLEY

7.male DENLEY

8. Charlotte DENLEY born 28 May 1848 NSW Australia, christened 24 July 1848 Asfhield, County of Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia, died 5 Sep 1928 Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia, buried 6 Sep 1928 Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Married 16 May 1867 Church of St.John's, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to John WRIGHT Jr. his birth details not known, he died 20 Jul 1916 Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia, buried 21 Jul 1916 Toowong Cemetery.

More about the WRIGHTs: John WRIGHT Jr. was the son of John WRIGHT and Jane ATKINSON. John Wright (Sr.) was born in England about 1805 to 1807. He married Jane Atkinson and they migrated to Tasmania in 1834. From the "Hobart Town Courier" on 5 September 1834 - "arrived same day (4th) the bark "Edward", Capt. Lindsay, 406 tons, from Woolwich 5th May, with 157 female prisoners and 23 children, under the superintendence of Surgeon Sterritt, R.N., also 9 free women and children. passengers, Mr & Mrs. Wright, Mr. Slomer." Their son, William Edward, was born at sea on 16 June 1834. In 1835 John Wright tendered for a building operation on the Commissariat Offices (CSO 19/3 p.153). John Wright was shown as owning an allotment of 11 perches of corner of Colville and Sloane Streets in Sept. 1839 (SC 285/116). Two houses were built on this allotment. After John's death they were in the name of Miss Mary Wright. In 1868 the house on the corner of Sloane and Colville Streets was in the name of Ann Clinch and remained in her name and then in the name of her Estate until 1929. The house next door (now No .36) remained in the name of Mary Wright until 1926 after which it too was in the name of Ann Clinch's Estate. In 1930, both properties were in the name of E.H. McDevitt (Assessment Rolls, Hobart). John Wright died at his residence at Battery Point and was buried in St. David's Church of England Cemetery on 1 September 1863. Death Notice in "Mercurcy" 31/8/1863 - "On the 28th inst. at his residence, Battery Point, Mr John Wright, late builder of this city, after a long and painful illness, in the 58th year of his age. His friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, which will move from his late residence, on Tuesday, the 1st September, at half-past two o'clock." NOTE: Photocopy of Register of Deaths shows 29 Aug as date of death and 58 years as age.

Notes for John Wright Jr.:- Location - Browns Creek and Burtons road, west of Bridges. Selected by John Wright on 4 September 1893 as Selection No.A.F.2382. Deed of Grant to John Wright was prepared on 8 May 1899. About 1906 John retired back to Brisbane. He died in the Brisbane Hospital on 20 July 1916 and was buried in the Toowong Cemetery, Por 1, Sect 136, Lot 11/12., on 21 July 1916.

11 Children of John WRIGHT Jr. and Charlotte DENLEY:-

(1) Emily Mary Jane WRIGHT born 1868 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1868/B8062) died 1871 Queensland, Australia (death reg.1871/B6825). Burial details not yet known.

(2) Maurice John WRIGHT born 1869 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1869/B9986).

(3) Annie May Louise WRIGHT was definitely born at Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia although it is not yet known when, she could have been the couple's first born child, married 1890 Queensland, Australia {marriage to Edward SCHWEDE who could have been born 1856/1860 Riga, Latvia died abt 1912 Queensland, Australia, the son of possibly Frederick SCHWEDER and possibly Louise or Dora DIXON (verification required). Annie died 1919 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (death reg.1919/C1906). She is supposedly buried at Toowong Cemetery, Cnr Frederick St and Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong, Queensland, Australia although I haven't found any records yet for SCHWEDE or WRIGHT.

8 children of Edward SCHWEDE and Annie May Louise WRIGHT:-

i. May Louise Charlotte SCHWEDE born 22 Dec 1890 Queensland, Australia died 14 Oct 1962 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
married (marriage reg.1915/C3466) 29 Dec 1915 Brisbane to John Hugh BOURNE born 1883 Queensland, Australia died 15 Apr 1952 Queensland, son of Thomas BOURNE and Emily LEVER.
The Leaver Family of Berkshire and Australia
ii. Violet Ivy SCHWEDE born 1893 Queensland, Australia married 1914 Ernest HARDING.
iii. Dora Olive SCHWEDE born 1895 Queensland, Australia
iv. Edward William SCHWEDE born 1898 Queensland, Australia married 1919 Easter TIERNEY born 1896 Queensland, Australia, daughter of Thomas TIERNEY and Maria (Mary) CASHELL
v. Sydney Tasman SCHWEDE born 1900 Queensland married 1922 Vida Beatrice MUIR born 1902 Queensland died in childbirth 27 Oct 1943 Royal Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
vi. Phyllis Florence Lilian SCHWEDE 1903-1904 Queensland, Australia
vii. Archibald Harold SCHWEDE born 1906 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1906/C10900) died 1967 probably in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. He is buried with his wife Ethel Margaret FARRELL 1910-1993 who was the daughter of Thomas Albert FARRELL and Laura PETTET at Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery, Cnr Graham Rd and Bridgeman Rd, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia.
viii. Jessie Thelma SCHWEDE born 1909 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.

(4) Joseph James Charles WRIGHT born 1873 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1873/B16124). No other details known.

(5) Ada Mary Charlotte WRIGHT born 1875 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1875/B19562) died 1876 Queensland, Australia (death reg.1876/B10798) buried 10 Jul 1876 Toowong Cemetery, Cnr Frederick St and Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong, Queensland, Australia. Interestingly there is more than one individual buried in the same grave, namely a baby, Vera Constance WILSON buried 21 Sep 1929 aged 14 days. Graves greater than 30 years old are available for reuse by immediate family and descendants.

(6) Eva Maud WRIGHT born 1877 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1877/B22159). No other details known.

(7) Hepburn William WRIGHT born 1879 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1879/B24939). No other details known.

(8) George Thomas WRIGHT born 1881 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1881/B27848). No other details known.

(9) Violet Olive WRIGHT born 1884 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1884/B32582). No other details known.

(10) Harry Edward WRIGHT born 1886 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1886/B37171). No other details known.

(11) Ruby Victoria WRIGHT 1892-1892 Queensland, Australia (birth 1892/B50438, death 1892/B25067). I may have found her burial records although not totally positive about this - Grave Location Search - Brisbane City Council

9.Ann DENLEY (twin of Charlotte, birth registration no.V18481390 33A/1848) was born 28 may 1848 NSW died three days after she was christened, aged about 8 weeks at Ashfield NSW.

10.Joshua DENLEY born 10 Jan 1850 NSW christened July 1851 St.James, Sydney, County Cumberland, New South Wales.

11.William DENLEY born 1851 Sydney NSW christened along with brother Joshua.

12.John DENLEY born 1852 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia died 20 Oct 1925 Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia, buried 21 Oct 1925 Tharwa Road Ch Of E Cemetery, Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia.
GeneaNet Family Tree of Terry Price

13.Charles DENLEY born 1853 Gippsland, Victoria, Australia died 4 Jan 1917 buried Queanbeyan Riverside Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.
Queanbeyan Cemetery

See also on the internet following rootsweb tree:-
Contact Robyn Denley email: [email protected]
RootsWeb World Connect Project - Denley/Menere

Shall be updating this journal when I can...

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Free Access to Censuses Makes Family History Research Easier

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