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I have a chart of the family Harker, Mudd and Beattie.
If you need any information from me drop me a line..
I have a large chart of the big family of Tollidays living in Australia.
I also have access to print outs of birth, death and marriage dates including registration numbers.
I have started my family tree right back at the original immigration of widowed Jane Curtis Tolliday and her four children in 1854.
I have branches that lead from the two sons and the one daughter who have children.
I have written many journals here at Family Tree Circles. And from this I have been able to meet up with other Tollidays.
I also have a Tribal Page on the Tollidays in Australia. Here you can see everything that I have, see it growing and building up to be a very worthwhile history.
If you need any information or have something that you think may help me please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Good luck with your research.
William Charles Weir was born in 1872 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
He married Sarah Elizabeth Tolliday who was the daughter of John Curtis and Sarah Tolliday (nee Miles).
John was one of four children who sailed to Australia from Southhampton with his widowed mother Jane Curtis Tolliday in 1854. His siblings were William, Christiana and Elizabeth.
William and Sarah Weir were married and had children which started the Weir line of the Tolliday Clan.
William Weir passed away in 1955. His wife Sarah passed away in 1949.
Alice Tolliday was the first daughter born to Frederick Numa and Rose Tolliday on 31st January 1912
She married William Renkin (Bill) on 24th August 1940 and they lived on a farm at Lima, Victoria and they raised five children. Two sons and three daughters who all live in Australia.
Alice was one of eight chidren. Four of which survive today (2007).
Alice passed away 27th March 2007. Her husband Bill passed away on 4th September 1989.
John Tolliday was one of six sons and 4 daughters born to Priscilla Martha and William Tolliday.
John was born on April 18th 1872 and was the 3rd son and the 5th child.
His siblings were-
Alice, Sarah Elizabeth, Alfred Barton, Frederick Numa, George, Priscilla Martha, William, Christiana and Nathaniel John.
He died on April 13th 1890. He was only 18.
No records of a marriage or children.
Priscilla was born to William and Priscilla Martha Tolliday on 3rd February 1870. She was a school teacher but never married. Therefore she had no children. She passed away on 23rd September 1906.
She was one of ten children. She was the 4th child born.
She had three sisters and six brothers.
Her siblings were-
Alice born 1886, Sarah Elizabeth born 1883,Alfred Barton born 1879, Frederick Numa born 1876, George born 1874, John born 1872, William born 1867, Christiana born 1865, and Nathaniel John born 1863.
Nathaniel John Tolliday was the 1st child born to Priscilla and William Tolliday of Victoria in 1863.
He is named after his grandfather Nathaniel who never made it to Australia as he drowned in England. But his widow Jane Curtis Tolliday (his grandmother) and her four children (who are his aunts and uncle and father) made the huge journey on the British Empire way back in 1854-55. His father William was the 4th child of Jane and Nathaniel and born in 1837 in England.
Nathaniel John is one of ten children- four sisters Christiana, Priscilla Martha, Sarah Elizabeth and Alice and five brothers William, John, George William, Frederick Numa and Alfred Barton.
He was born on 23/10/1863 and he worked for the SR & WSC (State Rivers and Water Supply Commission of Victoria.
He married Mary Jane Richardson in 1889 and they had five children.
Four sons John Alfred, Frederick Charles, Harold James,and William and one daughter Margaret Ada.
John Alfred born in 1892 married Clara Kerr they had two children Merle Esme born 1918 and Jack Douglas born 1924. Merle married Bertram Armstrong in 1940 and Jack married Lola Missen and they had 3 boys.After Lola died at a young age in 1971 he remarried a lady called Jean West in 1972. John passed away in 1961.
Frederick Charles born in 1897 married Florence and they had 2 sons Neville William and Russell Frederick. Neville married Faye Russell and they had 3 children. Russell married Margaret Leamon and they had 6 children. Frederick passed away in 1969.
Harold James married Frances Jarvie they had 3 children Edna Joyce, Francis Lloyd, Harold Keith. Edna married William Peters, Frank married Mavis Wilson and Harold married Freda Burns. Harold passed away in 1977.
William died at 4 months old in 1887.
Margaret Ada born in 1894 married George Goldsmith.
Nathaniel John died in 1922 at Ballarat. Mary Jane died 15 years later in 1937 also at Ballarat.
Alfred Barton Tolliday was the 8th child born of ten to William and Priscilla Tolliday on 19th January 1879. He had five brothers, Nathaniel John, William, John, George William, Frederick Numa
and four sisters, Christiana, Priscilla Martha, Sarah Elizabeth and Alice.
He married Annie Mitchell 29th May 1908 and they had two children. Anne Florence was born in 1910 and married David Charles Heath and William Nathaniel was born in 1914 and married Mary Mitchell.
Alfred passed away 6th April 1965 and Annie passed away 17th June 1947.
William Tolliday was the 3rd child of ten born to William and Priscilla Martha Tolliday who lived in Victoria.
His father William was one of the original Tollidays that came to Australia in 1855. This William emigrated with his mother Jane Curtis Tolliday, his two sisters Elizabeth and Christiana, and older brother John.
William married Alice Harris and they had three children.
Edith Elsie born 1/7/1898 in Darnum married Clarence Collings.
Leslie Harris born 1896 and died 1980. He married Mary Stuart in 1916.
They had five children. Margaret, Ian William, William, Beryl and Leslie Harris Stuart.
Eric William born 10/3/1894 and died 19/7/1982. He married Elsie Mavis Balding who was born in 1897.
They had three sons. Neil Robert, Brian William and Alan James.
Leonard Mudd Harker was born in York.
His father was Simon Harker and his mother was Margaret Mudd.
You will see the name Mudd repeated in many generations linking children to the past.
Leonard and Mary Harker had 8 children.
Margaret Ann Harker who married John William Boyd in 1858.MRN 1557
John Harker who married Margaret Shade
Elizabeth Harker who married Henry Casey
Mary Harker who married Richard Wright
Thomas Harker born 1854 BRN 3744. Died 1862.
Simon Harker who married Margaret Beattie
Leonard Hird Harker born 1860 BRN 16864
Families sometimes gave the same name to a new baby after losing a previous one. Hence there are two Thomas boys in this family.
I am not sure what age the first one died. And it looks like the second Thomas didn't marry or have any children.
Leonard Mudd Harker died aged 58 in 1865. DRN 6070.
Simon Harker and Margaret Beattie were the parents of Hilda Elizabeth Harker who married Tim Corboy. These are my husband's grandparents.
We live in Victoria, Australia.
More dates and details to follow.