Charles H Carter

M, b. circa 1890

Frank Howard Carter

M, b. 22 November 1866
  • Frank Howard Carter was born on 22 November 1866 in 42 Week Street, East Maidstone, Kent. He was the son of Frank Edward Carter and Elizabeth Elmore.
  • At the age of 27 years, 1 month and 4 days, Frank Howard Carter married Sarah Jane Harpley on 26 December 1893 in Middleton, Norfolk. Frank was an evangalist at the time of their marriage.

Child of Frank Howard Carter and Sarah Jane Harpley

Sarah Carter

F, b. 19 November 1861, d. 21 January 1946

Sarah Carter 1861-1946. Photo thanks to Jaclynn McKenzie
  • Sarah Carter was born on 19 November 1861 in Bullock Creek, Lockwood, Victoria. She was the daughter of Thomas Carter and Hannah Talbot.
  • At the age of 16 years, 2 months and 27 days, Sarah Carter married William Hunt on 15 February 1878 in Golden Square, Sandhurst, Victoria. Witnesses to the marriage were Alfred Carter and Thomas Carter, father of the bride. They dairy farmed at "Merton", Bull Gully, Warragul.
  • Sarah Carter and William Hunt moved, with their family to Crow's Nest sometime between 1899 and 1903.They came by ship to Brisbane, then caught the train to Crow's Nest bringing the family piano with them.
  • Sarah Carter and William Hunt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at "Northorton", Crow's Nest. William was a farmer.
  • Sarah Carter and William Hunt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at "Northorton", Crow's Nest. William was a farmer. Their sons George was a teamster at Thornville and Henry farmed at & Googa.
  • On 11 April 1934,her husband, William Hunt died in Kumbia, Queensland.
  • Sarah Carter died on 21 January 1946 in Queensland at age 84.
  • She was buried in Kumbia Cemetery.

Children of Sarah Carter and William Hunt

Winifred Rose Carter

F, b. 13 August 1900

Winifred Rose Jefferis/Mann (nee Carter) and her daughter.
  • Winifred Rose Carter was born on 13 August 1900 in Church Road, Middleton, London. Her father was a Church Evangalist at the time of her birth.
  • She was the daughter of Frank Howard Carter and Sarah Jane Harpley.
  • At the age of 21 years and 2 days, Winifred Rose Carter married George Graham Jefferis, son of Graham Jeffery Jefferis and Marian Jane Sasse, on 15 August 1921 in Kent. Their marriage was registered in the Thanet, Kent registration district in the September 1921 Quarter.
  • Graham instigated divorce proceedings against his wife who refused to join him in Australia. The following article appeared in the Canberra Times on 27 March 1934."SUPREME COURT - In Divorce. DECREE NISI GRANTED,
    The first decree nisi for the dissolution of marriage in the Federal Capital Territory was made by Judge Lukin in the matrimonial jurisdiction of the Supreme Court yesterday.
    The case was one in which George Graham Jefferis, of the Printers' Quarters, Canberra, sued his wife, Winifred Rose Jefferis, for divorce on
    the grounds of desertion.
    Mr. Cyril W. Davies appeared for the petitioner and there was no appearance for the respondent.
    Jefferis, in evidence, stated that he had married the respondent, in Kent, England, in 1921, according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1925, he immigrated to Australia on the understanding that when he found a permanent position his wife would join him. He commenced work at the Printers' Quarters in 1926 and immediately wrote to his wife, paid her passage money and forwarded a sum to cover the incidental expenses on the voyage. The respondent postponed sailing owing to a nervous breakdown and, in April, 1928, wrote indicating that she no longer desired to join her husband and wished to divorce him. This request was confirmed in subsequent correspondence.
    Judge Lukin granted a decree nisi, to be made absolute in four months. The reduction in time from six months was made owing to the unavoidable delay having the petition brought before the court."

    The Launceston Examiner also reported:- CANBERRA'S FIRST DIVORCE ENGLISH BRIDE'S LETTER: CANBERRA, Monday. History was made at Canberra today, when Judge Lukin granted to George Graham Jefferis the first divorce of the Federal Capital Territory. The decree will be made absolute in four months. Jefferis sought a divorce from his wife, Winifred Rose Jefferis, on the ground of desertion. He married her on August 15, 1921 in England and returned to Australia, the arrangement being that she should join him when he obtained a permanent position. Later she wrote him several letters, and finally declared that she could not face the long voyage. Stating in one letter that she had heard dreadful things, she added that if her husband let her down she would elope with an Australian bushranger.
  • At the age of 47 years, 11 months and 23 days, Winifred Rose Carter married Thomas Alfred Mann on 5 August 1948 in Harrow Registrary Office, Middlesex. At the time of the marriage Winifred was known as Winifred Mann and signed her name as Winifred Mann. Thomas was a progress clerk and divorced from his wife Edith Maud Randall. They were both living at 58 Hide Road, Harrow.

Isabella Cartin

F, b. circa 1825

Children of Isabella Cartin and Charles Crumwell Gracey

James Garner Cartwright

M, b. 8 June 1912, d. 12 March 1993
  • James Garner Cartwright was born on 8 June 1912.
  • James Garner Cartwright died on 12 March 1993 at age 80.

Dr James Egerton (Ege) Cary

M, b. 1905, d. February 1948
  • Dr James Egerton (Ege) Cary was born in 1905 in Brisbane, Queensland. He was the son of Thomas William CARY and Florence Jane TEAGUE.
  • He and Dorothea Maude Staines's were engagement was announced in The Brisbane Courier. It read:- " CARY-STAINES.-The engagement is announced of Dorothea Maude, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Staines, Bellgrove, Kingaroy, Q'sld., to James Egerton Cary, L.D.Q., Kingaroy, third son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Cary, Hamilton, Brisbane."
    on 29 December 1928.
  • At the age of 25 years, Dr James Egerton (Ege) Cary married Dorothea Maude Staines, daughter of Samuel Joseph Staines and Gertrude Florence (Amy) Johnston, in 1930 in Queensland. James was a dentist.
  • Dr James Egerton (Ege) Cary and Dorothea Maude Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Haly Street, Kingaroy. James was a dentist and Maude carried out home duties.
  • Dr James Egerton (Ege) Cary and Dorothea Maude Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at 9 Macauley Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane. James was shown as a dentist and Maude carried out home duties.
  • Dr James Egerton (Ege) Cary died in February 1948 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried on 26 February 1948 in Mt Thompson Crematorium following a service at the Methodist Church, Cavendish Road, Coorparoo.

Albert Bailey Case

M, b. 1879, d. 19 August 1972
  • Albert Bailey Case was born in 1879.
  • He was the son of William Joseph Case and Mary Davies.
  • Albert Bailey Case appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Joseph Case and Mary Davies in 1905 in Ravensbourne. William was a farmer and Mary carried out domestic duties. Sons William, a farmer and Albert Bailey, a labourer also lived at Ravensbourne.
  • At the age of 29 years, Albert Bailey Case married Martha Roberts, daughter of Henry Roberts and Maria Atkinson, in 1908 in Queensland.
  • Albert Bailey Case appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1912 and 1915 living at Ravensbourne. He was a labourer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. He was a labourer.
  • He and Martha Roberts appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1949 living at Ravensbourne. Albert was a labourer/farmer.
  • Albert Bailey Case was listed as the next of kin of Colin Bailey Case when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 18 February 1941 in Ravensbourne. He was living at Ravensbourne at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father Albert. He was discharged with the rank of Corporal with the 2/12 Battalion Reinforcements on 18 Oct 1944. He then joined the 7th Volunteer Defence Force on 7 July 1945 until his discharge on 21 Oct 1945 with the rank of Private.
  • On 15 January 1954,his wife, Martha Roberts died in Queensland at age 70.
  • Albert Bailey Case died on 19 August 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Children of Albert Bailey Case and Martha Roberts

Audrey Alice Case

F, b. 1901, d. 5 August 1982
  • Audrey Alice Case was born in 1901 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of George Case and Ellen Jane Robinson.
  • At the age of 23 years, Audrey Alice Case married David Richard Adams on 15 April 1924 in Queensland.
  • On 11 May 1966,her husband, David Richard Adams died in Queensland at age 69.
  • Audrey Alice Case died on 5 August 1982 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Garden of Remembrance, Toowoomba. Plot      247-A-1 Memorial ID 179978443.

Colin Bailey Case

M, b. 19 April 1916, d. 1 May 2004
  • Colin Bailey Case was born on 19 April 1916 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Albert Bailey Case and Martha Roberts.
  • Colin Bailey Case enlisted in the Australian Army on 18 February 1941 in Ravensbourne. He was living at Ravensbourne at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father Albert. He was discharged with the rank of Corporal with the 2/12 Battalion Reinforcements on 18 Oct 1944. He then joined the 7th Volunteer Defence Force on 7 July 1945 until his discharge on 21 Oct 1945 with the rank of Private.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Ravensbourne. He was a farm labourer.
  • Colin Bailey Case died on 1 May 2004 at age 88.
  • He was buried on 4 May 2004 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. LAWS1-00X-0009.

Edith Mary Case

F, b. 1915

Edna Harriet Mary Case

F, b. 11 July 1904, d. 10 March 1987

Eliza Case

F, b. 1868
  • Eliza Case was born in 1868 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Joseph Case and Mary Davies.
  • Eliza purchased a block of land in Ravensbourne village and opended a mixed grocery business in conjunction with a Post Office. The Presbyterian Church and the school were later build in the area.
  • Eliza Case made the wedding dress for the marriage of Mary Agnes Ryan and Charles Augustine McGeever on 4 July 1900 in St Patrick's Church, Toowoomba, Queensland. The Warwick Argus reported the marriage:- " McGEEVER-RYAN.-A ceremony which has aroused much interest and expectation for some time past was celebrated in St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Toowoomba, on Wednesday, July 4th (says the Chronicle), when Miss Mary Ryan, only daughter of Mrs. T. Ryan, of Ravensbourne, was married to Mr. Charles A. McGeever, third son of Mr. Henry M'Geever, of Emu Vale, Warwick. The bride, who was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss B. M'Quillan (chief) and Miss Bishop, cousins of the bride, was given away by her brother (Mr. J. Ryan). Mr. D. M'Geever, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man, and Mr. J. M'Geever as groomsman. The bride appeared to very great advantage in a beautiful dress of cream satin, trimmed with silk braid, chiffon and orange blossoms. She also wore a very becoming hat trimmed with cream silk and ostrich tips, and carried a beautiful bouquet. The bridesmaids wore becoming costumes of pale blue cashmere trimmed with cream silk and chiffon with hats to match. They also wore gold bar brooches presented by the bridegroom. The bride's dresses were designed and made by Miss Case, and reflected great credit on her artistic skill. After the newly-wedded pair had received the congratulation of their friends, the company partook of a sumptuous breakfast, which was served in Mr. Laracy's Harp Of Erin Hotel.

  • In 1901 Eliza's name appeared on the Crow's Nest Post Office register. She lived at Ravensbourne and was a dressmaker.
  • Eliza Case appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Joseph Case and Mary Davies in 1903 in Buaraba Creek. William was a farmer and Mary carried out domestic duties as did their daughter Eliza.
  • At some stage Eliza Case sold her selection to Friedrich Reushle. Fred expanded his holding by purchasing land from other selectors : Edward Ballantyne, Edward Mowen and Eliza Case. In 1916 Fred made a trial planting of citrus trees, their success leading to a planation of over 300 lemon, navel and valencia oranges and mandarines.

Eric Case

M, b. 1907
  • Eric Case was born in 1907 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Case and Mary Jemma Shannon.
  • Eric Case appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. Eric was a labourer.

Evelyn May Case

F, b. 1906
  • Evelyn May Case was born in 1906 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Case and Jane May.

George Case

M, b. 1872, d. 1950
  • George Case was born in 1872 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Joseph Case and Mary Davies.
  • When the Perseverance Creek School was opened in November 1880, the first day pupils were John Ryan, William Diamond, Alf Ernest Bidgood, Miriam Case, Kate Diamond, Rachel Diamond, Ann Hebbel, Margaret Hebbel, Jacob Hebbel, Emily White, Mary Ryan, and George Case. The first head teacher was Thomas Walls and the School Committee consisted of Joseph Cossart (Secretary - his eldest child was only four at the time), Alf Bidgood, John Hebbel, James and John McQuillan.
    The following year Alice Brown, Joseph Cronk, John Brown, Edward Brown, Alice Cronk, Minnie Humberdross, Emma Humberdross and John Kynoch were enrolled.
  • At the age of 28 years, George Case married Ellen Jane Robinson, daughter of Louis Robinson and Harriet Ladner, in 1900 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 George's name appeared on the Crow's Nest Post Office register. He lived at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.
  • George Case and Ellen Jane Robinson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Taylor's Siding. George was a farmer.
  • George Case and Ellen Jane Robinson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Geham. George was a farmer.
  • George Case died in 1950 in Queensland.

Children of George Case and Ellen Jane Robinson

John Case

M, b. 1869, d. 1936
  • John Case was born in 1869 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Joseph Case and Mary Davies.
  • Conditional approval for John Case's selection of landwas given on 24 November 1888. He selected 62 acres of land at Ravensboune. "For the agricultural township farms adjoining the village of Ravensbourne there was great competition, many of the portions being applied for from four to ten times over. The ballot had to be resorted to in no less than 50 cases; this, with the refunding of the amounts paid by the unsuccessful applicants, necessarily occupied  a deal of time, and it was not till half-past 6 O'clock that the business was concluded, and the court closed. By 7 o'clock the whole of the refundments had been paid over to 115 applicants. The 76 portions adjoining the village of Ravensbourne, granted at the land court, were  apportioned among 62 selectors, so there is every probability of the village settlement of Ravensbourne proving a success. The total area granted at the court was 5025 acres among 68 applicants."
  • In 1901 John's name appeared on the Crow's Nest Post Office register. He lived at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Hampton. He was a farmer.
  • At the age of 37 years, John Case married Mary Jemma Shannon, daughter of Thomas Shannon and Caroline Elizabeth Saal, in 1906 in Queensland.
  • John Case and Mary Jemma Shannon appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1930 living at Ravensbourne. John was a farmer.
  • John Case died in 1936 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Children of John Case and Mary Jemma Shannon

Joseph Case

M, b. 1876, d. 1878

Leonard Arthur Case

M, b. 1913

Lillian Case

F, b. 31 October 1923, d. 14 October 2014
  • Lillian Case was born on 31 October 1923.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Ravensbourne. She carried out home duties.
  • Lillian Case died on 14 October 2014 at age 90.
  • She was buried on 20 October 2014 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. LAWS1-00P-0001.

Miriam Case

F, b. 1874, d. 2 February 1972
  • Miriam Case was born in 1874 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Joseph Case and Mary Davies.
  • When the Perseverance Creek School was opened in November 1880, the first day pupils were John Ryan, William Diamond, Alf Ernest Bidgood, Miriam Case, Kate Diamond, Rachel Diamond, Ann Hebbel, Margaret Hebbel, Jacob Hebbel, Emily White, Mary Ryan, and George Case. The first head teacher was Thomas Walls and the School Committee consisted of Joseph Cossart (Secretary - his eldest child was only four at the time), Alf Bidgood, John Hebbel, James and John McQuillan.
    The following year Alice Brown, Joseph Cronk, John Brown, Edward Brown, Alice Cronk, Minnie Humberdross, Emma Humberdross and John Kynoch were enrolled.
  • At the age of 22 years, Miriam Case married Angus McLeod, son of Henry McLeod and Christina McKay, on 1 September 1896 in Ferntree Hill Cottage, Ravensbourne, Queensland.
  • In 1901 Angus' name appeared on the Crow's Nest Post Office register. He lived at Ravensbourne.
  • Miriam Case and Angus McLeod appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Ravensbourne.
  • Miriam Case died on 2 February 1972 in Mackay, Queensland.

Children of Miriam Case and Angus McLeod

Ronald Frank Case

M, b. 1909, d. 4 August 1996
  • Ronald Frank Case was born in 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Albert Bailey Case and Martha Roberts.
  • Ronald Frank Case appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Ravensbourne. He was a labourer.
  • Ronald Frank Case died on 4 August 1996.
  • He was buried on 7 August 1996 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Roy George Case

M, b. 1909, d. 24 December 1987
  • Roy George Case was born in 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Case and Ellen Jane Robinson.
  • Roy George Case died on 24 December 1987 in Queensland.

Ruth Isabell Case

F, b. 1912
  • Ruth Isabell Case was born in 1912 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Case and Jane May.

Thomas William Case

M, b. 1910
  • Thomas William Case was born in 1910 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Case and Mary Jemma Shannon.
  • At the age of 25 years, Thomas William Case married Lillian Thelma Benson in 1935 in Queensland. They lived at Ravensbourne, then Maclagan.

Vera Mary Case

F, b. 1912

William Case

M, b. 1871, d. 1953
  • William Case was born in 1871 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Joseph Case and Mary Davies.
  • In 1901 William's name appeared on the Crow's Nest Post Office register. He lived at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.
  • William Case appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Ravensbourne. William was a farmer.
  • At the age of 33 years, William Case married Jane May, daughter of James May and Mary Jane French, in 1904 in Queensland.
  • William Case appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Joseph Case and Mary Davies in 1905 in Ravensbourne. William was a farmer and Mary carried out domestic duties. Sons William, a farmer and Albert Bailey, a labourer also lived at Ravensbourne.
  • In 1917,his wife, Jane May died in Queensland.
  • William Case died in 1953 in Queensland.

Children of William Case and Jane May

William James Case

M, b. 1910

William Joseph Case

M, b. 1842, d. 21 October 1926

William Case - farmer of Ravensbourne. Photo thanks to State Library.

  • William Joseph Case was born in 1842. He was the son of Joseph Case and Susan Ann Carey.
  • At the age of 26 years, William Joseph Case married Mary Davies in 1868 in Queensland.
  • William Joseph Case was a witness at the trial of David Kynoch on 29 July 1869; David's trial for cattle stealing continued as reported by The Darling Downs Gazette :- " The Court reassembled at ten o'clock sharp, and the jury appeared in very satisfactory health, after their nights confinement. The trial of David Kynoch, for cattle-stealing at Highfields, was resumed, and there was the same general interest displayed in the case as on the preceding day. John Elliot Barry, the detective constable who arrested the prisoner, was examined by the Crown Prosecutor, but there was no variation in evidence given on the day of committal, in cross examination by Mr. Baird, the witness said he remembered stopping on the road to have something to eat and drink; he looked at the brands on the cattle, and there was a general conversation on the journey to Toowoomba ; could not remember William Merritt saying anything about old brands. James Murphy, proprietor of Crow's Nest and Perseverance stations, said the prisoner was in his employment for eighteen months : had seen the red steer outside the Court three weeks ago last Sunday in a paddock called ' Kynoch's paddock ;' it was then fresh cut, and branded C over WA on the off side ; several other calves were running in the pad dock ; saw the prisoner subsequently, and said to him, ' I have been to your paddock and seen a number of calves there — to whom do they belong ;' he replied, 'They are mine ;" prisoner was residing at Reedy Creek previous to coming to Perseverance ; he brought one cow and calf and a team of working bullocks with him ; he (witness) was accustomed to go over the Perseverance country nearly every week, but had seen no other cattle of the CWA brand ( the three calves were not the produce of one cow. Cross-examined by Mr. Baird : The prisoner has seven children; the eldest child is Catherine, who is about sixteen years of age, and the oldest boy is about thirteen years of age ; they are accustomed to knock about among cattle, but I do not consider them old enough to deal in cattle ; the country about Perseverance is very mountainous ; had no occasion to suspect the character of the prisoner until the calves were claimed by Mr. Merritt. William Case said he was a farmer residing at Highfields, and a neighbour of Merritt's ; he had seen the three calves outside the Court, and knew them to be the property of Mr. Merritt ; could not swear to the red heifer or the red and white heifer, but could swear positively to the red steer ; it was calved in his (witness') paddock about eight or nine months ago ; had been in the habit of seeing it frequently during that, time, and knew it to be Mr. Merritt's property ; went to Cameron's paddock in company with Alfred Merritt about three weeks ago ; saw the red steer running among the cattle in the paddock. Cross-examined by Mr. Baird : I cannot tell the reason why I was not examined before the magistrates; I was first (spoken to about this case on Monday last ; I knew the steer to be Merritt's property when I went to Cameron's paddock with Alfred Merritt. ' This concluded the case for the Crown. John Barker said he was a naturalist, residing at Highfields ; remembered Merritt coming to his house on the 13th July ; he (witness) was then arrested on the charge of stealing the three calves outside the Court ; they were the same cattle which Kynoch and his two children were charged with stealing ; was present when the calves were driven into the yard at Cameron's paddock; Detective Barry said to the Messrs. Merritt, 'Give a good look for the old brand,' and they said they could not see it; on the way to Toowoomba, William Merritt said, 'It is strange we could not see the old brand, as I am positive she was branded, but she was very young at the time;' remembered stopping on the road to Toowoomba ; Barry said, ' Steady the cattle, I want to see the old brand if possible ;' he (witness) had known prisoner about three, years, and knew him to be possessed of cows, calves, and other cattle. Cross-examined by Mr. Paul : The calves were taken from a paddock belonging to Cameron, but which is in my charge ; the whole of the calves were brought into the yard ; I did not assist in the search for the brands ; Messrs. Merritt and Barry went direct to the red heifer to search for the old brand ; I was then in custody ; knew prisoner had cattle two or three year ago ; they ran in his own paddock at Highfields ; he had then about forty or fifty head, one of his brands was DK ; the cattle were turned out when he went to Perseverance. S. J. Marshall said he was a stockman at Stone- henge about eighteen miles from Perseverance, and had been staying at Crow's Nest station for some time past; he assisted Mr. Murphy in mustering his cattle ; the Perseverance country is very mountainous, and there was great difficulty experienced in finding the cattle ; saw some cattle on the 9th of July which prisoner said were his property ; there was a spotted cow with calf at foot, three other cows, and a white heifer thirteen months old, un bonded. Cross-examined by Mr. Paul : Mr. Murphy was at Perseverance when prisoner claimed the spotted cow and calf, but I do not believe he heard the prisoner say they were his own property; I should know milkers calves of eight or nine months old, even if I had lost sight of them for four or five weeks, that is if I had been working among the cattle or milking the cows. John Henry said he had never had dealings in cattle with prisoner, or his wife, but believed his wife bad purchased cattle of prisoner's wife previous to their marriage — the first time about 1864; the cattle were branded C over WA; had seen the calves outside the Court, but could not say whether the brands were the same as were on the cattle he mentioned as having been purchased from prisoner's wife by his (witness') wife the letters were the same; he knew nothing of the purchase beyond what his wife told him. . ' By Mr. Paul: I was not married at the time of purchase. John Curtis, farmer, had seen the calves outside the Court, and should take the light red heifer to be over eighteen months old, the red bull calf twelve months or over, and the the and white heifer eleven or twelve months old; had been acquainted with prisoner's wife for about eleven years, and knew her to have cattle, some of which were branded C over WA on milking side ; could not say whether the same brands were on the cattle out-side. By Mr. Pant: I have been in Court and heard the evidence during the trial ; knew prisoner before he Married Mrs. Ambrose ; it is about ten years since I saw the cattle mentioned ; I should say the cattle outside the Court have been branded six weeks or two months ; I never saw a beast shelling the top of her horns under eighteen months old. Timothy Gleeson said he knew that prisoner's wife possessed cattle twelve years ago - perhaps 40 head ; they were branded similar to the calve, outside the, Court, C over WA off side; on the 12th May last, saw two cows and calves at Meringandan, which he believed were the property of the prisoner should say the yellow heifer calf in dispute was about eighteen months old, and the other two calves not twelve months. Samuel McCall, carrier, knew prisoner had been in possession of cattle branded C over WA and CA ; had seen the cattle outside the Court, and should say the bull calf was twelve months old, the red and white heifer ten months, and the yellow heifer eighteen months. After the jury had been addressed by Mr. Baird and Mr. Paul, His Honour summed up at some length, and, in charging the jury, said there would probably be some difficulty as to the question of identity, and they would have to carefully weigh the evidence of the witnesses, and find out, if possible, which were the most reliable, and whether men who had been constantly in the habit of seeing the calves would be most likely to know the ages of the beasts, or those who, ignorant of their attendance being required, had merely had a passing glance and given an opinion. The jury retired for about twenty minutes, and brought in a verdict of guilty on the second charge, with a recommendation to mercy. His Honour, in passing sentence, remarked that, for crimes such as the prisoner bad been guilty of, corporal punishment had again been resorted to in England, and had he (prisoner) been a younger man, this treatment, in addition to imprisonment, would very likely have been inflicted. By his act, the prisoner had laid himself open to much heavier punishment than he intended indicting on him ; and although the sentence would not be the heaviest, still it must be a heavy one, for if such crimes were not put a stop to, farmers might as well give up their occupation altogether. His Honour, in addition to further remarks, severely reprimanded the prisoner for the manner in which he had trained his children. The sentence, of the Court was that prisoner is kept in penal servitude for the term of three years. John Barker, John Dyball, Catherine Ambrose, and William Patrick Ambrose, on bail, were discharged, no bills having been filed against them. This concluded the business of the sitting."
  • William Joseph Case selected land in the late 1870's at Pipeclay. He held Portion 339 (Parish of Crow's Nest). He later moved to Ravensbourne but the property remained in the Case family for many years.
  • He was present at a function on 24 May 1879. Alfred Merritt was the chairman a morning tea held at Albert Mills to farewell Rev R A Bailey of the Primitive Methodist Church. Messers Stone, Case, Cossart and Bailey all spoke. Edward Pechey was unable to attend. Rev Bailey gave his final sermon at the Crow's Nest Court House the following day.
  • He. On 10 Nov 1880, a fund raising event was held for the ensuing the newly built Perseverence Primitive Methodist Church, which cost £41, excluding gratuitous labour, was opened free of debt. Joseph Cossart acted as steward for the meeting which was chaired by Rev Thomas Thatcher, and attended by Mr Munro, Mr Littleton, Mr Mitchell, Mr Stone, and Mr Merritt. A special thanks went to William Gunter.
  • He selected land - The district was still know as Cedar Scrub at the time and was named for the large quantity of valuable cedar trees in the area. Willam was a member of the Highfields Shire Council and a prominent member of the Methodist community. Following Williams request to the Government Lands Office, approval was given for the area to be opened for selection in 1889 and renamed Ravensbourne
    in 1883 in Ravensbourne.
  • In 1901 William's name appeared on the Crow's Nest Post Office register. He lived at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.
  • He and Mary Davies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Buaraba Creek. William was a farmer and Mary carried out domestic duties as did their daughter Eliza.
  • William Joseph Case and Mary Davies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Ravensbourne. William was a farmer and Mary carried out domestic duties. Sons William, a farmer and Albert Bailey, a labourer also lived at Ravensbourne.
  • William Joseph Case and Mary Davies appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1925 living at Perseverance. William was a farmer.
  • William Joseph Case died on 21 October 1926 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 22 October 1926 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. William and Mary's names were amongst them.

Children of William Joseph Case and Mary Davies

Annie Mary Casey

F, b. circa 1852, d. 1947
  • Annie Mary Casey was born circa 1852. She was the daughter of Matthew Casey and Ann Jane Stuart.
  • Annie Mary Casey married Patrick J O'Neill in 1880 in Sydney, New South Wales. They had a number of children: Ethel Maud 1881-1964, Olive Annie 1883, Victor 1885-1929, Gladys Ivy 1887, Lyall John 1889-1965, Ita & Bede 1891-1975, Patrick 1893-1894, John 1894-1930, Roy 1895, Leonora 1896, Cecila 1897, Eileen 1898, Cyril Francis 1899-1947, Rita 1905 and Marie(Mary) 1905-1915 twins, Clare 1907, Patrick 1909-1909.
  • Annie Mary Casey witnessed the death of Patrick J O'Neill on 24 November 1911 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Annie Mary Casey appeared on the Electoral Roll with Annie Olive O'Neill and Ronald Theodore Hedrick in 1943 in Thallon Street, Crows Nest. Ronald was a labourer. Annie's mother lived with them.
  • Annie Mary Casey died in 1947 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 3 November 1947 in Toowong Cemetery. She is buried with her son Victor.

Children of Annie Mary Casey and Patrick J O'Neill