Sylvia Beatrice Deverell

F, b. 22 November 1902, d. 3 June 1969

William Deverell

M, b. 1866

Children of William Deverell and Maria Ann Whitehouse

William Deverell

M, b. 14 February 1889, d. 24 April 1897
  • William Deverell was born on 14 February 1889 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of William Deverell and Maria Ann Whitehouse.
  • William Deverell died on 24 April 1897 in Tasmania at age 8.

Coral Lilith Devine

F, b. 1912, d. 29 August 1990
  • Coral Lilith Devine was born in 1912.
  • At the age of 26 years, Coral Lilith Devine married Clem Jones in 1938 in Queensland.
  • Coral Lilith Devine died on 29 August 1990.
  • She was buried on 4 September 1990 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Ellen Devlin

F, b. 1847, d. 27 February 1911
  • Ellen Devlin was born in 1847 in County Tyrone, Ireland. She was the daughter of Daniel Devlin and Mary Mooney.
  • Ellen Devlin married William Moloney circa 1870.
  • Ellen Devlin and Ellen Devlin's selection of 123 acres of land in September 1893 in Goombungee was conditionally approved.
  • She and William Moloney appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. William was a farmer. Their sons William jnr and Daniel and his wife Johanna, also farmed at Goombungee. Their daughter Mary carried out home duties.
  • Ellen Devlin died on 27 February 1911 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 28 February 1911 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC2-010-0032.

Children of Ellen Devlin and William Moloney

Henry Devonshire

M, b. 6 December 1887

Mary Ann Devonshire

F, b. circa 1830
  • Mary Ann Devonshire was born circa 1830 in St Mawes.
  • Mary Ann Devonshire married Isaac Lower, son of John Lower and Jennifer Unknown, on 4 November 1850 in St Just in Roseland. Isaac was shown as a widower of full age, a pilot of St Mawes. His father John was a sailor. Mary Ann was a spinster of full age, living in St Maws. Her father was Richard Devonshire, a labourer. He was a witness to the marriage as was Solomon Borlase.
  • Mary Ann Devonshire and Isaac Lower appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in St Mawes. Isaac as a 27 year old pilot born St Mawes living with his wife Mary A aged 23 and Isaac and his previous wife Sophia's children Elizabeth R aged 7 born St Mawes, Maria aged 5, and Isaac Joseph 2 all born St Mawes.

Child of Mary Ann Devonshire and Isaac Lower

Richard Devonshire

M, b. 3 May 1857, d. 6 June 1923
  • Richard Devonshire was baptised on 3 May 1857 in Cornwall, England. He was the son of Maria Bennett and Peter Devonshire, a labourer of the village of Gear.
  • At the age of 31 years, 4 months and 24 days, Richard Devonshire married Annie Parton, daughter of Thomas Parton and Margaret Moore, on 27 September 1888 in Queensland. They had 9 nine more children from 1888 to 1906. Richard was a lengthsman/ganger for the railway and worked at Roadvale, Yuleba and Toowoomba.
  • Richard Devonshire witnessed the death of Annie Parton on 31 May 1919 in Queensland.
  • Richard Devonshire died on 6 June 1923 in Queensland at age 66.
  • He was buried on 8 June 1923 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. METH2-004-0018.

Children of Richard Devonshire and Annie Parton

Maria Anne di Bianchi

F, b. 1881, d. 1958

Children of Maria Anne di Bianchi and Charles Blandy Cossart

Alicia Diamond

F, b. 31 July 1878, d. 21 April 1882
  • Alicia Diamond was born on 31 July 1878 in Pipeclay, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Laurence Diamond and Mary Jane Gunter.
  • Alicia Diamond was buried on 2 April 1882 in Cabarlah Cemetery.
  • Alicia Diamond died on 21 April 1882 in Pipeclay, Queensland, at age 3.

Catherine Elizabeth Diamond

F, b. 1 June 1875, d. 1952
  • Catherine Elizabeth Diamond was born on 1 June 1875 in Pipeclay, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Laurence Diamond and Mary Jane Gunter.
  • 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 19 years, Catherine Elizabeth Diamond married James Donaldson Gillies in 1895 in Queensland.
  • Catherine Elizabeth Diamond was mentioned in the Obituary of Laurence Diamond on 1 November 1913 published in the Darling Downs Gazette. "On Thursday afternoon, at Highfields cemetery, the remains of the late Mr. Laurence Diamond of Perseverance were laid to rest, the service being conducted by the Rev. Father Murphy. The late Mr. Diamond was born in Derry (Ireland) seventy three years ago, and he came to Queensland in the year 1862. After, living for a time at Maryborough where he landed from the "Prince Consort” he came to the Downs, and went out to the great Perseverance Forest to cut out a home. What the origin of the name of the place we cannot say, but certainly it was appropriately named because only the man with a big stout heart and grim courage and perseverance would go there in the early days, when the nearest was Toowoomba, and the dray was the only means of locomotion. Mr Diamond was one of those who succeeded. His wife predeceased him about 17 years ago but a family of six sons and four daughters is living. The sons are William, John, and Francis of Perseverance, Peter of South Africa, and Patrick and Lawrence of Tarong, the daughters are Mrs James McErlean of Taabinga, Mrs Gillies of Goombungee, Mrs Purtell (Hampton) and Miss Ella Diamond of Perseverance."
  • Catherine Elizabeth Diamond died in 1952 in Queensland.

Edward Diamond

M, b. 1858, d. 15 April 1942
  • Edward Diamond was born in 1858. He was the son of Bernard Diamond and Eliza Jane.
  • At the age of 21 years, Edward Diamond married Matilda Ann Honey Austin, daughter of John Honey Austin and Mary Jane Burt Chivell, on 29 May 1879 in Queensland.
  • Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Hamilton. Edward was a storeman and Matilda carried out home duties. James Bernard was a clerk.
  • Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Hamilton. Edward was a storeman and Matilda carried out home duties. Edward Charles was a draper.
  • Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Hamilton. Edward was a storeman and Matilda carried out home duties. Francis, a labourer, and Matilda Jane, a clerk also lived with them. Their son Edward and his wife lived in Allen Street, Hamilton.
  • Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Hamilton. Edward was a storeman and Matilda carried out home duties. John Henry was a freezer and Matilda Jane a clerk. Vincent was a barman. Edward and his wife Zoe lived in Allen Street, Hamilton.
  • On 4 February 1934,his wife, Matilda Ann Honey Austin died in Queensland at age 76.
  • Edward Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Hamilton. Edward was a storeman, John Henry a freezer and Vincent a barman. Zoe Margaret, Edward Charles and Hazel Zena Diamond lived in 137 Allen Street.
  • Edward Diamond died on 15 April 1942 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Queensland.

Children of Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin

Edward Charles Diamond

M, b. 5 December 1883, d. 1936
  • Edward Charles Diamond was born on 5 December 1883 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin.
  • Edward Charles Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin in 1905 in Hamilton. Edward was a storeman and Matilda carried out home duties. Edward Charles was a draper.
  • At the age of 26 years, 4 months and 7 days, Edward Charles Diamond married Marguerite Zoe Campbell, daughter of Isacc Campbell and Zana Bella Cloherty, on 12 April 1910 in Queensland.
  • Edward Charles Diamond and Marguerite Zoe Campbell appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1919 and 1925 living at Hamilton. Edward was a freezer and Zoe carried out home duties. Edwards parents and sibling lived in Stephenson Street, Hamilton.
  • Edward Charles Diamond and Marguerite Zoe Campbell appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Hamilton. Edward was a freezer and Zoe carried out home duties. Hazel also carried out home duties. Edwards brothers and father lived in Stevenson Street, Hamilton.
  • Edward Charles Diamond died in 1936 in Queensland.

Children of Edward Charles Diamond and Marguerite Zoe Campbell

Ellen Diamond

M, b. 2 August 1890, d. 18 March 1973
  • Ellen Diamond was born on 2 August 1890 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Laurence Diamond and Mary Jane Gunter.
  • Ellen Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Laurence Diamond in 1913 in Perseverance. Laurence was a farmer as was son John. Daughter Ellen also lived at Perseverance.
  • Ellen Diamond was mentioned in the Obituary of Laurence Diamond on 1 November 1913 published in the Darling Downs Gazette. "On Thursday afternoon, at Highfields cemetery, the remains of the late Mr. Laurence Diamond of Perseverance were laid to rest, the service being conducted by the Rev. Father Murphy. The late Mr. Diamond was born in Derry (Ireland) seventy three years ago, and he came to Queensland in the year 1862. After, living for a time at Maryborough where he landed from the "Prince Consort” he came to the Downs, and went out to the great Perseverance Forest to cut out a home. What the origin of the name of the place we cannot say, but certainly it was appropriately named because only the man with a big stout heart and grim courage and perseverance would go there in the early days, when the nearest was Toowoomba, and the dray was the only means of locomotion. Mr Diamond was one of those who succeeded. His wife predeceased him about 17 years ago but a family of six sons and four daughters is living. The sons are William, John, and Francis of Perseverance, Peter of South Africa, and Patrick and Lawrence of Tarong, the daughters are Mrs James McErlean of Taabinga, Mrs Gillies of Goombungee, Mrs Purtell (Hampton) and Miss Ella Diamond of Perseverance."
  • Ellen became a nun, Sister Mary Paul.
  • Ellen Diamond was buried on 18 March 1973 in Nudgee Cemetery. Plot SIS-RSC-02-12.
  • Ellen Diamond died on 18 March 1973 in Queensland at age 82.

Francis Diamond

M, b. 31 July 1892, d. 4 March 1987
  • Francis Diamond was born on 31 July 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Laurence Diamond and Mary Jane Gunter.
  • Francis Diamond was mentioned in the Obituary of Laurence Diamond on 1 November 1913 published in the Darling Downs Gazette. "On Thursday afternoon, at Highfields cemetery, the remains of the late Mr. Laurence Diamond of Perseverance were laid to rest, the service being conducted by the Rev. Father Murphy. The late Mr. Diamond was born in Derry (Ireland) seventy three years ago, and he came to Queensland in the year 1862. After, living for a time at Maryborough where he landed from the "Prince Consort” he came to the Downs, and went out to the great Perseverance Forest to cut out a home. What the origin of the name of the place we cannot say, but certainly it was appropriately named because only the man with a big stout heart and grim courage and perseverance would go there in the early days, when the nearest was Toowoomba, and the dray was the only means of locomotion. Mr Diamond was one of those who succeeded. His wife predeceased him about 17 years ago but a family of six sons and four daughters is living. The sons are William, John, and Francis of Perseverance, Peter of South Africa, and Patrick and Lawrence of Tarong, the daughters are Mrs James McErlean of Taabinga, Mrs Gillies of Goombungee, Mrs Purtell (Hampton) and Miss Ella Diamond of Perseverance."
  • Francis Diamond and John Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Perseverance. John and Francis were farmers.
  • Francis Diamond and John Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Ravensbourne. Francis, John and William were all farmers.
  • Francis Diamond and John Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Perseverance. Frank and John were farmers.
  • At the age of 42 years, Francis Diamond married Lily Elizabeth Wood in 1935 in Queensland.
  • Francis Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Folkstone Street. He was a sawmiller.
  • He and Lily Elizabeth Wood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Perseverance. Frank was a farmer.
  • Francis Diamond died on 4 March 1987 in Queensland at age 94.

Francis Joseph Diamond

M, b. 1 January 1889, d. 1982
  • Francis Joseph Diamond was born on 1 January 1889 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin.
  • Francis Joseph Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Matilda Ann Honey Austin and Edward Diamond in 1919 in Hamilton. Edward was a storeman and Matilda carried out home duties. Francis, a labourer, and Matilda Jane, a clerk also lived with them. Their son Edward and his wife lived in Allen Street, Hamilton.
  • At the age of 34 years, 11 months and 21 days, Francis Joseph Diamond married Vivianne Laura Ford on 22 December 1923 in Queensland.
  • Francis Joseph Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Elizabeth Street. He was the manager.
  • He and Vivianne Laura Ford appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Davenport Hotel, Nobby. He was the manager and Vivianne carried out home duties.
  • Francis Joseph Diamond and Vivianne Laura Ford appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Hamilton. Francis was a clerk and Vivianne carried out home duties.
  • Francis Joseph Diamond and Vivianne Laura Ford appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Hamilton. Francis was a labourer, Vivianne carried out home duties and their daughters were a stenographer and clerk.
  • Francis Joseph Diamond and Vivianne Laura Ford appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Hamilton. Francis was a labourer and Vivianne carried out home duties.
  • In 1972,his wife, Vivianne Laura Ford died in Queensland.
  • Francis Joseph Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1977 living at Hamilton. He was a labourer.
  • Francis Joseph Diamond died in 1982 in Queensland.

Hazel Zena Diamond

F, b. 19 September 1912

James Bernard Diamond

M, b. 1879, d. 1947
  • James Bernard Diamond was born in 1879 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin.
  • James Bernard Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin in 1903 in Hamilton. Edward was a storeman and Matilda carried out home duties. James Bernard was a clerk.
  • At the age of 25 years, James Bernard Diamond married Emily Moreton in 1904 in Queensland.
  • James Bernard Diamond and Emily Moreton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Oxley. James was a draftsman and Emily carried out home duties.
  • James Bernard Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Wynnum South. James was a draftsman and Emily carried out home duties.
  • In 1918,his wife, Emily Moreton died in Queensland.
  • James Bernard Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Menzies, George Street, Brisbane. He was a draughtsman.
  • At the age of 42 years, James Bernard Diamond married Beatrice Ryan, daughter of James Ryan and Mary Jane Groom, in 1921 in Queensland.
  • James Bernard Diamond and Beatrice Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Eothen, Russell Street, Brisbane. He was a clerk and she carried out home duties.
  • James Bernard Diamond and Beatrice Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1937 and 1943 living at 48 Russell Street. James was a public servant and Beatrice carried out home duties.
  • James Bernard Diamond died in 1947 in Queensland.

John Diamond

M, b. 24 August 1884, d. February 1952
  • John Diamond was born on 24 August 1884 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Laurence Diamond and Mary Jane Gunter.
  • John Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Laurence Diamond in 1913 in Perseverance. Laurence was a farmer as was son John. Daughter Ellen also lived at Perseverance.
  • John Diamond was mentioned in the Obituary of Laurence Diamond on 1 November 1913 published in the Darling Downs Gazette. "On Thursday afternoon, at Highfields cemetery, the remains of the late Mr. Laurence Diamond of Perseverance were laid to rest, the service being conducted by the Rev. Father Murphy. The late Mr. Diamond was born in Derry (Ireland) seventy three years ago, and he came to Queensland in the year 1862. After, living for a time at Maryborough where he landed from the "Prince Consort” he came to the Downs, and went out to the great Perseverance Forest to cut out a home. What the origin of the name of the place we cannot say, but certainly it was appropriately named because only the man with a big stout heart and grim courage and perseverance would go there in the early days, when the nearest was Toowoomba, and the dray was the only means of locomotion. Mr Diamond was one of those who succeeded. His wife predeceased him about 17 years ago but a family of six sons and four daughters is living. The sons are William, John, and Francis of Perseverance, Peter of South Africa, and Patrick and Lawrence of Tarong, the daughters are Mrs James McErlean of Taabinga, Mrs Gillies of Goombungee, Mrs Purtell (Hampton) and Miss Ella Diamond of Perseverance."
  • John Diamond was granted probate for the estate of Laurence Diamond on in April 1914; to his sons John and William. His estate was worth £637 reality, £3507 personally.
  • John Diamond and Francis Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Perseverance. John and Francis were farmers.
  • John Diamond and Francis Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Ravensbourne. Francis, John and William were all farmers.
  • John Diamond and Francis Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Perseverance. Frank and John were farmers.
  • John Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Perseverance. John was a farmer.
  • John Diamond died in February 1952 in Queensland at age 67.
  • He was buried on 12 February 1952 in Nudgee Cemetery. A service held at the Crypt of the Holy Name Cathedral, Gipps Street, Valley, preceded the burial.

John Henry Diamond

M, b. 7 November 1886, d. 1970
  • John Henry Diamond was born on 7 November 1886 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin.
  • At the age of 30 years, 10 months and 20 days, John Henry Diamond married Bridget O'Connor on 27 September 1917 in Queensland. (Not sure if this marriage is correct as Bridget does not appear on any electoral rolls with John.)
  • John Henry Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Fitzroy Boarding House, Roma. He was a labourer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin in 1925 in Hamilton. Edward was a storeman and Matilda carried out home duties. John Henry was a freezer and Matilda Jane a clerk. Vincent was a barman. Edward and his wife Zoe lived in Allen Street, Hamilton.
  • John Henry Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Edward Diamond in 1936 in Hamilton. Edward was a storeman, John Henry a freezer and Vincent a barman. Zoe Margaret, Edward Charles and Hazel Zena Diamond lived in 137 Allen Street.
  • John Henry Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Spring Hill. He was a labourer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Doomben. He was a labourer.
  • John Henry Diamond died in 1970 in Queensland.

John Lawrence Diamond

M, b. 26 May 1911, d. 13 April 1931
  • John Lawrence Diamond was born on 26 May 1911 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Diamond and Mary Sabrine Cleary.
  • John Lawrence Diamond died on 13 April 1931 in Queensland at age 19.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Mt Luke. He was a farmer.
  • He was buried on 14 April 1941 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Laurence Diamond

M, b. 1 November 1841, d. 29 October 1913
  • Laurence Diamond was born on 1 November 1841 in Castledown, County Derry, Northern Ireland. He was the son of John Diamond and Rachael Margaret Armstorng.
  • He immigrated to Maryborough in 1862. He arrived on the Prince Consort.
  • He was living in 1867 in Ballards Camp; A letter sent to this address was returned to the dead letter office before May 1867 marked o and c. It was addressed to Lawrence Diamond (labourer). Another addressed to Toowoomba was also returned before June 1867 marked "o" and "c."
  • He selected land - Selection number 542 (Homestead), 160 acres, Toowoomba District. His second payment of £3 13 4 was made in 1872. The rent was increased to £4 the following year in 1871.
  • At the age of 29 years, Laurence Diamond married Mary Jane Gunter in 1871 in Queensland.
  • Between January 1871 and July 1871 Laurence applied for, and was granted, a Hardwood Timber License at the cost of £1.
  • In September 1871 A letter was returned to the dead letter office it was addressed to Toowoomba marked "o" and "c."
  • Laurence Diamond selected land - Laurence selected Portion 542 Parish of Murphy (opposite that of Joseph Cossart at Pipeclay). He and his family resised there. He later purchased more land at Ravensbourne. The land passed to his granddaughter.

    Diamond Selection - Pipe Clay
  • On 2 April 1882,Laurence Diamond's daughter, Alicia Diamond was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery at age 3.
  • On 5 May 1896,his wife, Mary Jane Gunter died in Pipeclay, Queensland.
  • In November 1898 he was the secretary of the Perseverance Provisional School Committee, tenders for painting of the school being addressed to him at Pipe Clay. He was elected to the position again in 1902.
  • In 1901 Lawrence's name appeared on the Crow's Nest Post Office register. He lived at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.
  • Laurence Diamond was granted probate for the estate of James McQuillan on in February 1902 --- James M'Quillan, Perseverance, farmer, to Rodger M'Quillan and Lawrence Diamond, Perseverance, farmers. Death occurred 14th September, 1901. Probate granted 3rd December. Realty and personalty, £1984 10s.
  • Laurence Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Ravensbourne. Lawrence was a farmer. His son William was a labourer.
  • He and Patrick Francis Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Lawrence snr, and son Patrick were farmers, daughter Mary Ann carried out domestic duties and son William was a labourer.
  • On 30 May 1905 His name was listed amongst those electors supporting John Kynock as member for Division 1, Highfields Dvisional Board.
  • Laurence Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1909 living at Ravensbourne. John was a farmer as were his sons Lawrence and Patrick. Son William was listed as a labourer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Perseverance. Laurence was a farmer as was son John. Daughter Ellen also lived at Perseverance.
  • Laurence Diamond died on 29 October 1913 in Queensland at age 71.
  • He was buried on 30 October 1913 in Cabarlah Cemetery. The funeral service was held at St Patrick's Church.
  • On 1 November 1913 Laurence Diamond's obituary appeared in the Darling Downs Gazette. It read:- "On Thursday afternoon, at Highfields cemetery, the remains of the late Mr. Laurence Diamond of Perseverance were laid to rest, the service being conducted by the Rev. Father Murphy. The late Mr. Diamond was born in Derry (Ireland) seventy three years ago, and he came to Queensland in the year 1862. After, living for a time at Maryborough where he landed from the "Prince Consort” he came to the Downs, and went out to the great Perseverance Forest to cut out a home. What the origin of the name of the place we cannot say, but certainly it was appropriately named because only the man with a big stout heart and grim courage and perseverance would go there in the early days, when the nearest was Toowoomba, and the dray was the only means of locomotion. Mr Diamond was one of those who succeeded. His wife predeceased him about 17 years ago but a family of six sons and four daughters is living. The sons are William, John, and Francis of Perseverance, Peter of South Africa, and Patrick and Lawrence of Tarong, the daughters are Mrs James McErlean of Taabinga, Mrs Gillies of Goombungee, Mrs Purtell (Hampton) and Miss Ella Diamond of Perseverance."
  • Probate for his estate was granted in April 1914to his sons John and William. His estate was worth £637 reality, £3507 personally.

Children of Laurence Diamond and Mary Jane Gunter

Laurence Michael Diamond

M, b. 23 July 1888, d. 2 July 1955
  • Laurence Michael Diamond was born on 23 July 1888 in Queensland. His birh was not registered until 1896.
  • He was the son of Laurence Diamond and Mary Jane Gunter.
  • Laurence Michael Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Laurence Diamond in 1909 in Ravensbourne. John was a farmer as were his sons Lawrence and Patrick. Son William was listed as a labourer.
  • Laurence Michael Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Maidenwell. He was a farmer.
  • He was mentioned in the Obituary of Laurence Diamond on 1 November 1913 published in the Darling Downs Gazette. "On Thursday afternoon, at Highfields cemetery, the remains of the late Mr. Laurence Diamond of Perseverance were laid to rest, the service being conducted by the Rev. Father Murphy. The late Mr. Diamond was born in Derry (Ireland) seventy three years ago, and he came to Queensland in the year 1862. After, living for a time at Maryborough where he landed from the "Prince Consort” he came to the Downs, and went out to the great Perseverance Forest to cut out a home. What the origin of the name of the place we cannot say, but certainly it was appropriately named because only the man with a big stout heart and grim courage and perseverance would go there in the early days, when the nearest was Toowoomba, and the dray was the only means of locomotion. Mr Diamond was one of those who succeeded. His wife predeceased him about 17 years ago but a family of six sons and four daughters is living. The sons are William, John, and Francis of Perseverance, Peter of South Africa, and Patrick and Lawrence of Tarong, the daughters are Mrs James McErlean of Taabinga, Mrs Gillies of Goombungee, Mrs Purtell (Hampton) and Miss Ella Diamond of Perseverance."
  • Laurence Michael Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Maidenwell. He was a farmer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Emu Creek. He was a farmer.
  • Around 1926 Laurence Michael Diamond and Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern went into partnership in the timber industry in Stanthorpe where Orlando managed the Diamond sawmill.
  • At the age of 40 years, Laurence Michael Diamond married Margaret (Madge) Nolan, daughter of James Nolan and Mary (Minnie) Pierce, in 1929 in Queensland.
  • Laurence Michael Diamond and Margaret (Madge) Nolan appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1954 living at Folkstone Street. Laurence was a timber merchant.
  • Laurence Michael Diamond died on 2 July 1955 in Queensland at age 66.
  • He was buried in Stanthorpe Cemetery. Plot      Section 2, Row T, Grave 24.

Mary Agnes Diamond

F, b. 5 December 1914

Mary Ann Diamond

F, b. 20 November 1876, d. 16 April 1945
  • Mary Ann Diamond was born on 20 November 1876 in Pipeclay, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Laurence Diamond and Mary Jane Gunter.
  • Mary Ann Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Laurence Diamond and Patrick Francis Diamond in 1905 in Ravensbourne. Lawrence snr, and son Patrick were farmers, daughter Mary Ann carried out domestic duties and son William was a labourer.
  • At the age of 30 years, 6 months and 16 days, Mary Ann Diamond married Stephen Purtill, son of Michael Purtill and Mary Keating, on 5 June 1907 in Queensland. Stephen lived at Wandawalla Hampton at the time.
  • Mary Ann Diamond and Stephen Purtill appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Perseverance. Stephen was a grazier.
  • Mary Ann Diamond was mentioned in the Obituary of Laurence Diamond on 1 November 1913 published in the Darling Downs Gazette. "On Thursday afternoon, at Highfields cemetery, the remains of the late Mr. Laurence Diamond of Perseverance were laid to rest, the service being conducted by the Rev. Father Murphy. The late Mr. Diamond was born in Derry (Ireland) seventy three years ago, and he came to Queensland in the year 1862. After, living for a time at Maryborough where he landed from the "Prince Consort” he came to the Downs, and went out to the great Perseverance Forest to cut out a home. What the origin of the name of the place we cannot say, but certainly it was appropriately named because only the man with a big stout heart and grim courage and perseverance would go there in the early days, when the nearest was Toowoomba, and the dray was the only means of locomotion. Mr Diamond was one of those who succeeded. His wife predeceased him about 17 years ago but a family of six sons and four daughters is living. The sons are William, John, and Francis of Perseverance, Peter of South Africa, and Patrick and Lawrence of Tarong, the daughters are Mrs James McErlean of Taabinga, Mrs Gillies of Goombungee, Mrs Purtell (Hampton) and Miss Ella Diamond of Perseverance."
  • Mary Ann Diamond died on 16 April 1945 in Queensland at age 68.
  • She was buried on 17 April 1945 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00C-0019.

Mary Elizabeth Diamond

F, b. 11 September 1881, d. 1961

Child of Mary Elizabeth Diamond and James Patrick McGuire

Matilda Jane Diamond

F, b. 30 June 1893, d. 14 May 1960
  • Matilda Jane Diamond was born on 30 June 1893 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin.
  • Matilda Jane Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Matilda Ann Honey Austin and Edward Diamond in 1919 in Hamilton. Edward was a storeman and Matilda carried out home duties. Francis, a labourer, and Matilda Jane, a clerk also lived with them. Their son Edward and his wife lived in Allen Street, Hamilton.
  • Matilda Jane Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Edward Diamond and Matilda Ann Honey Austin in 1925 in Hamilton. Edward was a storeman and Matilda carried out home duties. John Henry was a freezer and Matilda Jane a clerk. Vincent was a barman. Edward and his wife Zoe lived in Allen Street, Hamilton.
  • At the age of 40 years, Matilda Jane Diamond married William Roy Lay in 1934 in Queensland.
  • Matilda Jane Diamond died on 14 May 1960 at age 66.

Patrick Francis Diamond

M, b. 15 November 1882, d. 29 August 1947
  • Patrick Francis Diamond was born on 15 November 1882 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Laurence Diamond and Mary Jane Gunter.
  • Patrick Francis Diamond and Laurence Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Lawrence snr, and son Patrick were farmers, daughter Mary Ann carried out domestic duties and son William was a labourer.
  • Patrick Francis Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll with Laurence Diamond in 1909 in Ravensbourne. John was a farmer as were his sons Lawrence and Patrick. Son William was listed as a labourer.
  • Patrick Francis Diamond was mentioned in the Obituary of Laurence Diamond on 1 November 1913 published in the Darling Downs Gazette. "On Thursday afternoon, at Highfields cemetery, the remains of the late Mr. Laurence Diamond of Perseverance were laid to rest, the service being conducted by the Rev. Father Murphy. The late Mr. Diamond was born in Derry (Ireland) seventy three years ago, and he came to Queensland in the year 1862. After, living for a time at Maryborough where he landed from the "Prince Consort” he came to the Downs, and went out to the great Perseverance Forest to cut out a home. What the origin of the name of the place we cannot say, but certainly it was appropriately named because only the man with a big stout heart and grim courage and perseverance would go there in the early days, when the nearest was Toowoomba, and the dray was the only means of locomotion. Mr Diamond was one of those who succeeded. His wife predeceased him about 17 years ago but a family of six sons and four daughters is living. The sons are William, John, and Francis of Perseverance, Peter of South Africa, and Patrick and Lawrence of Tarong, the daughters are Mrs James McErlean of Taabinga, Mrs Gillies of Goombungee, Mrs Purtell (Hampton) and Miss Ella Diamond of Perseverance."
  • Patrick Francis Diamond died on 29 August 1947 in Queensland at age 64.

Patrick Francis Diamond

M, b. 7 March 1913, d. 9 January 1973
  • Patrick Francis Diamond was born on 7 March 1913 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Diamond and Mary Sabrine Cleary.
  • Patrick Francis Diamond appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Hampton. He was a farmer.
  • Patrick Francis Diamond died on 9 January 1973 in Queensland at age 59.
  • He was buried on 10 January 1973 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Peter Diamond

M, b. 8 November 1880, d. 1927
  • Peter Diamond was born on 8 November 1880 in Queensland. He married in South Africa and had four children to Charlotte Henrietta Taylor.
  • He was the son of Laurence Diamond and Mary Jane Gunter.
  • Peter was the best man at the wedding of William Diamond and Mary Sabrine Cleary, daughter of John Cleary and Mary Unknown, on 30 April 1910 in Queensland; At the time of their marriage Mary's parents, father John formerly of Perseverance, were both deceased. She was given away by her god-father Mr McQuillan.
  • Peter Diamond was mentioned in the Obituary of Laurence Diamond on 1 November 1913 published in the Darling Downs Gazette. "On Thursday afternoon, at Highfields cemetery, the remains of the late Mr. Laurence Diamond of Perseverance were laid to rest, the service being conducted by the Rev. Father Murphy. The late Mr. Diamond was born in Derry (Ireland) seventy three years ago, and he came to Queensland in the year 1862. After, living for a time at Maryborough where he landed from the "Prince Consort” he came to the Downs, and went out to the great Perseverance Forest to cut out a home. What the origin of the name of the place we cannot say, but certainly it was appropriately named because only the man with a big stout heart and grim courage and perseverance would go there in the early days, when the nearest was Toowoomba, and the dray was the only means of locomotion. Mr Diamond was one of those who succeeded. His wife predeceased him about 17 years ago but a family of six sons and four daughters is living. The sons are William, John, and Francis of Perseverance, Peter of South Africa, and Patrick and Lawrence of Tarong, the daughters are Mrs James McErlean of Taabinga, Mrs Gillies of Goombungee, Mrs Purtell (Hampton) and Miss Ella Diamond of Perseverance."
  • Peter Diamond died in 1927 in Gauteng, South Africa.