Samuel John (Jack) Drew

M, b. 17 October 1887, d. 29 March 1985
  • Samuel John (Jack) Drew was born on 17 October 1887 in Shorncliffe, Queensland. He was the son of Samuel Drew and Jane Harris.
  • At the age of 32 years and 7 months, Samuel John (Jack) Drew married Madge Dorothy Dyer in June 1920.
  • Samuel John (Jack) Drew enlisted in the 7th Volunteeer Defence Corps on 11 April 1942 in Crow's Nest. Jack was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Madge. He also stated he was born in 1889. He was discharged on 21 Oct 1945 with the rank of Private.
  • He and Madge Dorothy Dyer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Mountain Camp Road, Crow's Nest. Samuel was a farmer.
  • Samuel John (Jack) Drew died on 29 March 1985 at age 97.
  • He was buried on 1 April 1985 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00L-0013.

Jane Dries

F, b. circa 1870
  • Jane Dries was born circa 1870.
  • Jane Dries married John Rock in 1892 in New South Wales.

Child of Jane Dries and John Rock

Mary Elizabeth Drift

F, b. 1860, d. 3 August 1930
  • Mary Elizabeth Drift was born in 1860. She was the daughter of John Drift and Alecia Cameron.
  • At the age of 24 years, Mary Elizabeth Drift married James Gavin, son of Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy, in 1884 in Queensland.
  • Mary Elizabeth Drift selected land - She had a holding of 76 acres
    in June 1894 in Crow's Nest.
  • She and James Gavin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Pechey. James was a lengthsman. Their son Denis was a labourer in Crow's Nest.
  • Mary Elizabeth Drift was listed as the next of kin of Stephen Gavin when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 January 1917. He enlisted in the 7/42 Battalion but was discharged for being under age. His parents finallly gave their consent and he served in the Light Horse in Moascar. He gave his next of kin as his mother Mary of Pechey. At the time he enlisted he was a shop assistant working for F. J. Poulgrain of Pechey. He was discharged on 30 Oct 1919.
  • In March 1917 James and Mary retired. The Brisbane Courier noted on 25 March :" Mr James Gavin, lengthsman, was presented with a suit case by his fellow employees last Tuesday, on the occasion of his retirement from the railway service. Mr Gavin has been with the department for 28 years. It is noteworthy that he has seven sons wearing the King's uniform-five as soldiers and two as mounted police."
    The on 10 April :- " Mrs James Gavin was entertained by the residents of Pechey and surrounding districts at a social in the Pechey State School, on the occasion of her retirement after 25 years public service (writes our Crow's Nest correspondent).
    Mr Gavin had previously been presented with an inscribed suit case by his fellow employees, he having retired after 28 years service with the Railway Department. An enjoyable programme was rendered, and during the evening the chairman, Mr E Pechey. presented Mrs Gavin with a tea and coffee service on a tray and a silver cake basket. Mr Gavin responded on behalf of his wife."
  • Mary Elizabeth Drift was buried on 5 May 1930 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.           RC3-010-0008.
  • Mary Elizabeth Drift died on 3 August 1930 in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."

Children of Mary Elizabeth Drift and James Gavin

Eliza Dring

F, b. circa 1850
  • Eliza Dring was born circa 1850.
  • Eliza Dring married William Willis.

Child of Eliza Dring and William Willis

Mary Driscoll

F, b. circa 1840, d. 1 August 1873
  • Mary Driscoll was born circa 1840.
  • Mary Driscoll married John Eyles, son of Daniel Eyles and Jane Primmer, in 1858 in New Zealand.
  • In October 1861 Mary brought charges against Henry Engham for assault. The case was dismissed by the Magistrates court.
  • Mary Driscoll died on 1 August 1873 in Aorere, Takaka, New Zealand. She was suffering from bronchitis.

Children of Mary Driscoll and John Eyles

Gertrude Annie Drummond

F, b. 22 September 1904, d. 1997

James Henry Drummond

M, b. circa 1905

Ralph George Drummond

M, b. 19 February 1905, d. 1987

Abraham du Pont

M, b. 1572, d. 1640
  • Abraham du Pont was born in 1572 in France. He was son of Jehan DU PONT and Guillemine BRIERRE.
  • At the age of 55 years, Abraham du Pont married Marie Cossart Eighth, daughter of Jacques Cossart and Marguerite Toustain, on 10 February 1626/27 in Rouen, France. Its is from Maria and Abraham that the Du Ponts of South Carolina and the Du Ponts de Nemours are descended.
  • Abraham du Pont died in 1640.

Children of Abraham du Pont and Marie Cossart Eighth

Abraham du Pont

M, b. circa 1629

Abraham du Pont

M, b. circa 1630

Jean du Pont

M, b. 1631

Marie du Pont

F, b. circa 1633

Pierre du Pont

M, b. circa 1635

Emma Duckett

F, b. circa 1835, d. June 1864
  • Emma Duckett was born circa 1835.
  • Her marriage to George Arnold Usher was registered in the June 1856 Quarter in Sculcoates, East Riding, Yorkshire Registration District.
  • Her death was recorded with the Sculcoates, East Riding, Yorkshire Registration District in the June 1864 Quarter.

Child of Emma Duckett and George Arnold Usher

Annie Louisa Duckout/Dickhardt

F, b. 1894
  • Annie Louisa Duckout/Dickhardt was born in 1894 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Mary Eva Dickhardt.

Ann Jane Duff

F, b. 14 February 1842, d. 7 November 1904
  • Ann Jane Duff was born on 14 February 1842 in New South Wales. She was the daughter of Lewis Duff and Ann Mellis who arrived in Sydney on the Wislon from Scotland on 7 Jan 1842. They were married in Elgin, Scotland on 2 Aug 1841. Lewis was the son of Lewis Alexander Duff and descended from King Kenneth McAlpine of Scotland.
  • At the age of 17 years, Ann Jane Duff married Edward Ambrose, son of George Ambrose and Hannah Crane, in 1860 in New South Wales. Hartley is a small town south of Lithgow in the Blue Mountains. Edward and Ann were married at a very young age and their first three children were born at Hartley. They then moved north west to Molong where three more children were born, then to Gulgong, before heading further north to Inverell and Vegatable Creek or Emmaville between Glen Innes and Tenterfield where children were born between 1876 and 1880. Their last child was born at Rylstone near Mudgee in the Hunter Valley in 1882. Their son Edward was married in Tenterfield in 1883, and their daughter Anna married James King in Inverell in 1890. Sometime before 1904 they moved to Queensland, most likely in the early 1890's as their daughter Emily married Alfred King there in 1896.
    It is possible they were aquainted with the King while they were living at Hartley as James King and Hannah Harton were married there in 1855 and lived there until at least 1876 when they moved to Rylstone.
  • Ann Jane Duff died on 7 November 1904 in Queensland at age 62.

Children of Ann Jane Duff and Edward Ambrose

Bridget Margaret Duff

M, b. 1876

Edward James Duff

M, b. 10 June 1882, d. 14 May 1965
  • Edward James Duff was born on 10 June 1882 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Duff and Susannah Irwin.
  • In 1901 his name appeared in the Queensland Post Office Directory. He was a selector living at Thornville as were his brothers Louis and Joseph.
  • At the age of 27 years, 3 months and 19 days, Edward James Duff married Mary Moran, daughter of Michael Moran and Jane Mary Skelly, on 29 September 1909 in Queensland. They had 10 children.
  • Edward James Duff and Mary Moran appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1937 living at Coalbank. Edward was a farmer, Mary gave her address as Spring Creek.
  • In March 1925,Edward James Duff's son, Michael Patrick Duff was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery at age 6.
  • Edward James Duff and Mary Moran appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at Sefton Park, Chinchilla. Edward was a farmer.
  • Edward James Duff appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1958 living at Juandah, Wandoan. He was a grazier.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at 10 Evans Street, Chinchilla.
  • Edward James Duff died on 14 May 1965 in Queensland at age 82.
  • He was buried on 15 May 1965 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00E-0027.

Children of Edward James Duff and Mary Moran

Erin Mary Duff

F, b. 1911

John Edward Duff

M, b. 1914, d. 16 February 1977
  • John Edward Duff was born in 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward James Duff and Mary Moran.
  • At the age of 25 years, John Edward Duff married Margaret Tereseta Johanna Kelly in 1939 in Queensland.
  • John Edward Duff died on 16 February 1977 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 17 February 1977 in Tanderra Lawn Cemetery, Chinchilla.

Joseph Duff

M, b. 1872, d. 26 June 1938
  • Joseph Duff was born in 1872 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Duff and Susannah Irwin.
  • In 1901 his name appeared in the Queensland Post Office Directory. He was a selector living at Thornville as were his brothers Louis and Edward.
  • At the age of 40 years, Joseph Duff married Margaret Ann Yore in 1912 in Queensland.
  • Joseph Duff and Margaret Ann Yore appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Cooyar. Joseph was a grazier. He gave his address as Mt Eaglevale and Margaret gave hers as Coo-ee.
  • Joseph Duff and Margaret Ann Yore appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Cooee, Cooyar. Joseph was a farmer.
  • Joseph Duff died on 26 June 1938 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 28 June 1938 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC2-001-0024.

Louis Duff

M, b. 1874, d. 1960
  • Louis Duff was born in 1874 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Duff and Susannah Irwin.
  • At the age of 23 years, Louis Duff married Ann Walsh, daughter of John Walsh and Ellen Long, in 1897 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 his name appeared in the Queensland Post Office Directory. He was a selector living at Thornville as were his brothers Joseph and Edward.
  • Louis Duff and Ann Walsh appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. He was a farmer.
  • In 1926,his wife, Ann Walsh died in Queensland.
  • Louis Duff died in 1960 in Queensland.

Mary Ann Duff

F, b. 1871, d. 1952
  • Mary Ann Duff was born in 1871 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Duff and Susannah Irwin.
  • At the age of 19 years, Mary Ann Duff married John Kelly in 1890 in Queensland.
  • Mary Ann Duff died in 1952 in Queensland.

Michael Patrick Duff

M, b. 26 July 1918, d. 3 March 1925
  • Michael Patrick Duff was born on 26 July 1918 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward James Duff and Mary Moran.
  • Michael Patrick Duff died on 3 March 1925 in Queensland at age 6.
  • He was buried in March 1925 in Emu Creek Cemetery.

Mirth Duff

F, b. 1912, d. 1981
  • Mirth Duff was born in 1912 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edward James Duff and Mary Moran.
  • At the age of 29 years, Mirth Duff married an unknown person in 1941 in Queensland. Robert Garvey.
  • Mirth Duff died in 1981 in Queensland.

Patrick Duff

M, b. 1842, d. 17 October 1896
  • Patrick Duff was born in 1842 in Ireland. He was the son of Edward Duff and Bridget Duffy.
  • He immigrated on 6 April 1863. He arrived on the Queen of the Colonies aged 21.
  • At the age of 28 years, Patrick Duff married Susannah Irwin in 1870 in Queensland.
  • In 1889,his wife, Susannah Irwin died in Queensland.
  • Patrick Duff died on 17 October 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 18 October 1896 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00A-0025.

Children of Patrick Duff and Susannah Irwin

Patrick Duff

M, b. 1878, d. 21 February 1900
  • Patrick Duff was born in 1878 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Duff and Susannah Irwin.
  • Patrick Duff died on 21 February 1900 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 23 February 1900 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00A-0032.

Susannah Duff

F, b. 1880, d. 1958
  • Susannah Duff was born in 1880 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Duff and Susannah Irwin.
  • At the age of 29 years, Susannah Duff married John Robert Ridgway in 1909 in Queensland.
  • Susannah Duff died in 1958 in Queensland.

Ursula Duff

F, b. 21 May 1916
  • Ursula Duff was born on 21 May 1916 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edward James Duff and Mary Moran.
  • At the age of 23 years, Ursula Duff married Clarence Joseph Maloney in 1940 in Queensland.