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Henry Heffernan (1864-1955) and Catherine neé O’Neill formerly O’Keefe (1855-1947) relocated with some of their family from the Gurrundah district to “Morven” Deepwater in 1908. Both are buried in Glen Innes NSW cemetery. Henry and Catherine had 7 children. (details held)
Theresa Hannah married Thomas J O’Brien
Johanna married William Robert O’Brien
Honora Anna married Sydney J Barnett
Mary Magdeline married Thomas W Storrier
Ethel Matilda married Joseph Hembrow
Henry married Florence Muriel Moule
Catherine was previously married to Francis O’Keefe (1836-1881)
They had 5 children
Timothy John married Matilda C Kennedy
John Thomas married Margaret Archer
Owen married Mary McCabe
Francis Patrick Phillipina J McCabe
Henry Heffernan’s was the only known child of Thomas Heffernan (1839-1923) and Hannah Clancy. Thomas traveled to Northern Tablelands with Henry’s party, and is buried in Glen Innes cemetery.
Tom is of great interest to us. The are so many family stories, and inconsistent records that we are compiling a spreadsheet on all the Heffernan’s of the Southern Highlands area to sort out families. Tom settled in a small area with other Heffernan families, and we have photo’s of some of these family members in our original photo collection, and a lot of family stories tell us there is a connection and a rift, but we have not yet found a connection, if there is one.
There has been a lot of research on this line and books have been written.
Edward Stiles (1804-1888) marr. Harriett Pooley (1804-1877) They came from Goudhust Sussex aboard the "Neptune" in 1835. They had 10 children including:
George Stiles (1831-1895) married Patience Martha Clapham (1834-1934) Patience was a daughter of John Clapham (1811c.-1879) and Elizabeth Bloomfield (1803-1895)
George and Patience had 12 children and are buried in Glen Innes cemetery. Their daughter Eliza (1857-1957) married William Craig.
Our Craig line is large.
It includes William Craig (1802-1869) and Isabella Falla (1802-1869). Both are buried in Warwick QLD. William was a blacksmith and an alderman. William was a son of Thomas Craig (1775-1819 and Jean Hunter (1776-post 1841)and Isabella was a daughter of William Falla (1774-1847)and Helen Robson (b. 1778)
William and Isabella had 6 children including:
Thomas Craig (1830-1889) married Bridget Ryan (1832-1908)Both are buried in Warwick QLD They had 10 children including:
William Craig (1856-1935) and married Eliza Stiles (1857-1957)This family moved to Glen Innes NSW and were involved with the Salvation Army.
We are researching the Schwed family of Neiderwalluf who emmigrated to Australia in 1855 aboard the "Caeser" to settle in the Glen Innes area.
Joseph Schwed (1819- 1890) marr. Ludovica Maria Josepha Elisabeth Sattler (1817-1889) They married in 1845 at Niederwalluf Germany. They had 8 children.
Joseph's parents were Matthaus Schwed and Margaretha Geisel.
Ludovica Sattler's parents were Anton Sattler and Christina Wechsler.
We go back to the 1600's on parts of this family.
The Grob family is of great interest to us. Most Grob's in the early years seem to descend from Phillip Grob (1806-1893) and Theckla Rotger (1809-1875).
Their children included
Joseph Martin (see below)
Heinrich (1843-1942) marr. Eva Harriet Fletcher
Christian (d. 1895)
Joseph Martin 1836-1910) marr. Carolina Josephina Schwed (1849-1916)
They had 11 children that we know of including:
Arthur William (1881-1962) who marr. Eva Isabella Craig (1885-1961).
Arthur and Eva had 7 children including Caroline Irene (1908-1974) who married William Donnelly (1904-1991)
We hold information on all of these families
Briefly, we are researching William Krauss (1833-1898) and Margretta Elizabeth Knauf (1833-1879) from the Glen Innes NSW area. Their children include:
Caroline Elisabeta (b. 1857)
George Otto (b. 1869)
Charles W (b. 1862)
John Henry (b. 1863)
Louisa Christina (b. 1865)
Hannah Elizabeth (b. 1867)who married Edward Donnelly IN 1890
Reynard (b. 1869)
Elizabeth Margaret (b. 1872)
Augusta (b. 1876)
and their associated families.
Margretta's Krauss (nee Knauf) parents were John Knauf (1801-1882) and Elizabeth Ahpe (1803-1876) Their other children were
George b. 1840- 1883)
Arthur (1844-1919) ma.. Annie Elizabeth Discher.
Both The Krauss and Knauf families emigrated on the "Fanny Kirschner" to Sydney in 1858.
We are lucky to live only one hour from Glen Innes and the State records repository at Armidale is in our home town, so we have access to records that others have not been lucky enough to have seen.
Contact us, we look forward to chatting with you.
We have been researching James and Jane Donnelly's family who settled on a property they named "Virginia" at Glen Innes NSW.
James (1826-1888) married Jane McCauley (1827c. - 1920)
Their children were:
John (1853-1924) marr. Ann Jane Allen
James (1855-1943) marr. Mary Ann Shannon
Francis (1857-1929) marr. Helen Tremble
Mary Jane (1860-1935) marr. Cornelius O'Leary
Ellen (1862-1952) marr. Michael Cahill
Edward (1865-1933) marr. 1890 to Hannah Elizabeth Krauss (1867-1947)
Edward Donnelly and Hannah Krauss's children were
Elizabeth Jane (b.1896) marr. John Cooke
Edward (b.1899) marr. Thelma Kitty Johanson
Margaret (b.1901) marr. James Bray
William (b.1904) marr. Caroline Irene Grob
Ellen (b.1908) marr. William John Wright
Francis (b. 1910)
We have a lot of information, including land records of Virginia. We hope to hear from others with an interest in this line. In 2013 we were given the care of a vase owned by Jane Donnelly, and an original baby photo of William Donnelly (b1904). We are happy to share a photo of these and other items.
We are looking for anyone researching the Croskell name in the Lancashire area.
My Grandmother was Margaret Croskell and her parents Alfred Croskell and Winifred Hornby emigrated to Australia in 1911, with their young family and settled at Wellingrove (Near Glen Innes NSW).
We have done a lot of research on this line.
Alfred's parents were John Croskell (1932-1910) and Margaret Ann Pennington (1835-1916). Some female ancestors names who married Croskell's include Ellen Harrison (married Joseph Croskell in 1817),and Hannah Hathornthwaite (married George Croskell in 1783)
Winifred Hornby's parents were Thomas Hornby (1843-1903) and Grace Parker (1842-1882) We go back way further. Some other female ancestors names include Bamber, Gornall, Brewer (all married Hornby's).
James Parker married Isabella Parkinson in 1835 and his father Roger Parker married Grace Cookson in 1803
It is proving difficult to find anyone researching these lines, so we would love to hear from anyone who thinks they may have a connection.
Wayne & Di Hoppe
We are seeking others researching Robert and Ann Ritchie/Riches/Richey/Richards etc. Robert was born around 1788 in Norfolk England, and married Ann Munford in 1810. He was transported on the "Asia" (2) in 1822 and was assigned to James Atkinson. He applied to have his wife and family join him, which they did per "Henry" in 1824.
We have a group of people researching Robert and his wife Ann. We know a great deal about Robert as we have been researching him for many years, We produce a newsletter called The Ritchie Researcher, and would invite anyone interested to contact us and become a part of our group.
Their children were
Rachel (Marr. Isaac HOLMES),
Elizabeth ( Marr. William SMITH),
Mary (marr. James POWELL),
James (marr. Mary HOLLANDS),
Sarah (died as a child),
Susan (marr. William JONES).
We hope to be able to help anyone interested in any of these names. We
descend through Susan and William JONES, and have others researching all the other lines as well.
Wayne and Di Hoppe