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George Prestage Co Wicklow - New South Wales Australia

Journal by Cara_Links

George was born in Newbridge-Nown known as Avoca Co Wicklow Ireland.
he died in Griffiths New South Wales Australia perhaps in or around 1937.
He married twice - Margaret Forrest circa 1898 in Hillston New South Wales and is supposed to have had 8 children to this wife
Elizabeth Vera 1898
Florence Catherine Margaret 1901
Richard Prestage - I know nothing of
Georgina Elizabeth - I know nothing of
Sheila Agnes -circa 1909 I know nothing more
Helen Melba -1912 -I know nothing more
Norman James -1914 - Iknow nothing more
Alfred A - 1906- nothing more known

He then had a second family when he married Muriel Florence Evelyn Davis circa 1921 at Hillston
and had a further 7 children

I am able to put anyone researching these families in touch with Irish ancestors, as well as add data the family tree but I am a starnger to New South Wales research and am seeking help with this family
Thankyou for taking the time to read this message


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on 2007-11-17 05:37:23

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by allycat on 2007-11-17 17:23:21

Search for my journals on genealogy in NSW for great tips. Also register as a new user at RootsChat then goto their Emigrants to Australia board. Lots of rootschatters eager to assist. Most have bdm indexes on cd-rom.

(QLD) Australia.

by enoc on 2011-03-26 22:20:38

hi Cara My grandfather is George Prestage and I am currently doing research into the family history my father georges son is still alive. Maureen Cone

by Aussie1947 on 2011-03-26 22:51:20

Some NSW Electoral Roll info for George & Muriel.

1930 Electoral Roll.
NSW, Riverina, Griffith.
Prestage George, 1697 Griffith, farmer.
Prestage Muriel Florence Evelyn, 1697 Griffith, home duties.

1936 Electoral Roll.
NSW, Riverina, Griffith.
Prestage George, farm 875, retired farmer.
Prestage Muriel Florence Evelyn, farm 875 Griffith, home duties

1937 Electoral Roll.
NSW, Riverina, Griffith.
Prestage George, farm 875, retired farmer.
Prestage Muriel Florence Evelyn, farm 875 Griffith, home duties.

1942 Electoral Roll.
NSW, Riverina, Hillston.
Prestage Muriel Florence Evelyn, Wood Park, Merriwagga, home duties.

1949 Electoral Roll.
NSW, Riverina, Hillston.
Prestage Muriel Florence Evelyn, Wood Park, Merriwagga, home duties.

1954 Electoral Roll.
NSW, Riverina, Griffith.
Prestage Muriel Florence Evelyn, Farm 1153, home duties.


by Mlhowe on 2012-10-21 17:11:29

Hi cara , my grandfather is William George prestage. I am the daughter of Daisy Watson (nee Prestage) who is the 4th child of Muriel Florence Evelyn prestage (nee Davis). Daisy,s brother and sisters are George (dec), Mary, (dec) Bill, Valerie and Daphne. I would like to connect with anyone with information about the first family of William George Prestage. Hope to hear from you soon. Mary

by Hedderm on 2012-12-19 18:10:52

hi,I am researching the Prestage family from Arklow Co. Wicklow Ireland and came across this thread. This is some info I have collected for George and his family in NSW and wonder if anyone can verify from 1st wife Margaret Forrest?
1)Elizabeth Vera married Herbert W Edwards in 1920 Hillston
2)Florence Catherine married George Gardner 1924 Drummoyne
3)Georgina married Roy M Souden 1927 Griffith NSW
4)Norman James married Queenie M Fletcher in 1935 Griffith NSW
2nd family with Muriel Florence Davis
5)George Edward married Phyllis Cynthia Larney in 1950 Ashfield
6)William Bruce married Joan Eleanor Larney in 1948 Ashfield
7)Valerie Dawn married Arthur Owen Riddle 1954 Griffith
8)Mary Ivy married Thomas Gilmour Nicholls in 1943 Hillston
9)Daisy Isobel married William Francis Watson 1951 Sydney. This of course Mary is your parents!!
I may well be totally wrong on this but would appreciate any feedback.

by Lesley_55 on 2017-09-26 07:01:28

Hello I'm trying to find information on the Riddles. Arthur married Valerie in 1954. Wondering if you could help please.

by Jprestage on 2018-06-24 07:17:45

Hi,Patricia, Hedderm
Im not sure how to contact you direct, but Norman James was from the first family of George and Margaret, he was my husbands grandfather and George was his great grandfather. We have currently just started to research his family so we can give our children some history of the past. Does anyone know how Georges first wife Margaret passed away? Would love to have feedback,
I posted a vote on the side, so hoping you may get an email??

by enoc on 2019-12-03 01:11:45

Hi all I am the daughter of William Bruce Prestage (married Joan Elanor Larney) I would love to connect with others doing research on the family. 0249818713 0428436984 Maureen Cone

by Girt on 2020-03-31 21:44:18

Hello to you all. Just found this amazing site. I am Norman James Prestage's granddaughter. If I can help with any research, please contact me. Cheers from Girt

by janilye on 2020-04-05 22:16:10

By sea?

by janilye on 2020-04-05 22:28:40

Sorry Cara-Links, I couldn't resist Girt by sea. I might have been isolated with this pandemic for too long. Perhaps this newspaper article will make up for it.
Stay safe.
The Hillston Spectator and Lachlan River Advertiser, Thursday 24 June 1937

Receiving severe internal injuries
when the motor car he was driving
crashed into a channel near Griffith
some weeks ago, Mr. George Prestage died
as a result of that accident on Monday morning
at the age of 74 years.
The late Mr. Prestage came to Hillston district
when a young man, and in his early life was
engaged as a teamster, being well-known on
the long trek between Hillston and the
railhead at Carrathool in those days.
Later he took up land a few miles from Hillston,
and went in for farming pursuits.
Some years ago he disposed of his farming property
at Hillston and went to reside at Griffith,
where he acquired several properties.
He maintained an interest in Hillston,
where he owned several town properties.
Deceased was twice married, four daughters and
two sons being of the first family (Mrs. W. H. Edwards
and Mrs. S. S. Wilson of Hillston),
being two of the daughters. Of the
second marriage, he leaves a wife, 2
sons and 4 daughters to mourn their loss.

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