Elizabeth French1

F, b. 22 September 1839
  • Elizabeth French was baptized on 22 September 1839 in Haslebury Pluckett, Somerset.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Elizabeth French was living in the household of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne in Riddle Town, Haselbury Plunkett. Jacob is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer, living with Hannah aged 40, and their children Mary 19, Hannah 15, John 14, Prudence 12, William 8, Susan 5, Eliza 3, Elizabeth 18 months and Mary Osborne aged 80, a pauper.3
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Elizabeth French was living in the household of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne in Crewkerne, Somerset. Jacob is shown as a 45 year old agricultural labourer, born Merriott, living with Hannah aged 44,both born Merriott, P(rudance) a 21year old spinner born Haselbury, S(usan) 18 a spinner, Elizabeth 12, a glover and Ellen 8 all born Merriott.4
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Elizabeth French was living in the household of Hannah Osborne in 156 Lower Street, Merriott, Somerset. The census details showed Hannah as a widowed glover aged 63, born in Merriott, living with her two daughters Elizabeth 24, a glover and Mary Ann aged 18 years both born in Merriott. This is the first record of Mary Ann French, daughter of Hannah - perhaps the person was Mary French born 1822.2,5

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  3. 1841 Census, unknown repository address, Transcript.
  4. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  5. Julia Maine, "E-mail Julia Maine," e-mail to Audrey, 8 April 2009, 1861 Census Transcript.

Elizabeth Frances French1

F, b. 23 March 1837
  • Elizabeth Frances French was born on 23 March 1837 in Sutton, Somerset.2,3
  • She was the daughter of Abraham French and Maria Winsor.4
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Elizabeth Frances French was living in the household of Abraham French and Maria Winsor in Haslebury Plucknett, Somerset. Abraham was noted as the 24 year old head of the family, an agricultural labourer living with his wife Maria French aged 25; Ann Frances French aged 4; John French aged 1; Emily Winsor aged 1; and Susan Winsor aged 20 a glover (possibly Maria's sister and her daughter.)4
  • Elizabeth Frances French was baptized on 7 April 1844 in Merriott, Somerset.5
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Elizabeth Frances French was living in the household of Abraham French and Maria Winsor in Goar Knap Gate, Yeovil, Somerset. Abraham is shown as a 30 year old labourer born Merriott. He is living with his wife Maria 30 born Sutton; and a Elizabeth Frances (Ann Frances?) age 14, nurse child; born Sutton and Frederick John 11 an errand boy born Haselbury; and Sarah Ann aged 7 born Merriott. Abraham's brother John an agricultural labourer & carter aged 20 born Middle Chinnock was also living with the family as was their brother William, aged 19, an agricultural labourer, born Hazelbury.2,6

Citations

  1. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851, FRENCH Abraham 30 Ag. Lab. Merriot
    Maria 30 Sutton
    FRANCES Elizabeth 14 Nurse Child Sutton
    Frederick John 11 Errand Boy Haselbury
    Sarah Ann 7 Merriott
    FRENCH John Brother Ag. Lab. Carter Middle Chinnock ??
    William 19 Ag. Lab. Hazelbury.
  2. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  3. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, French Baptisms.
  4. Julia Maine, "E-mail Julia Maine," e-mail to Audrey, 8 April 2009, 1841 Census Transcript.
  5. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, French Baptisms-parents shown as Abraham (a labourer) and Martha.
  6. Julia Maine, "E-mail Julia Maine," e-mail to Audrey, 8 April 2009, 1851 Census Transcript.

Elizabeth Jane (Liz) French1

F, b. 1884, d. 1945

John (Jack) McFarlane and Elizabeth Jane French, daughter of James William French and Mary Jane O'Brien, and one of their grandchildren. Photo thanks to Helen J.

  • Elizabeth Jane (Liz) French was born in 1884 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of James William French and Mary Jane O'Brien.
  • At the age of 23 years, Elizabeth Jane (Liz) French married John (Jack) McFarlane in 1907 in Queensland.2
  • Elizabeth Werner(nee French) kept in touch with her niece Elizabeth Jane McFarlane (nee French.)3
  • Elizabeth Jane (Liz) French died in 1945 in Auburn, Sydney.4

Children of Elizabeth Jane (Liz) French and John (Jack) McFarlane

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1907/C925 McFarlane John;     French     Elizabeth Jane.
  3. Various Werner & French Photos, Various.
  4. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Deaths 23011/1945 MCFARLANE ELIZABETH JANE ; JAMES ; MARY JANE ;AUBURN.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1907/C4084     Clyde     McFarlane; John;     Eizabeth Jane French.
  6. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Births 21033/1911      MCFARLANE      JOHN ;     JOHN ;     ELIZABETH J      ST PETERS.
  7. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 15453/1913      MCFARLANE      KEITH ;     JOHN ;     ELIZABETH J      ST PETERS.

Ellen French1

F, b. 9 December 1908, d. 19 December 1908
  • Ellen French was born on 9 December 1908 in Archibald Street, Toowoomba, Queensland. Archibald Street was the home of Elizabeth and Louis Werner. Her parents were living at Upper Pilton. Ellen was the first born of twins having a sister Ada.1
  • She was the daughter of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  • Ellen French died on 19 December 1908 in Toowoomba, Queensland.2

Citations

  1. Ellen French, Birth Registration 64/12830 (1864).
  2. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.

Ellen French1

F, b. 28 August 1842, d. 25 February 1922

Ellen (nee French) and John Clough. Ellen was the sister of William French who came to Australia on the "Maitland" in 1855. Photo courtesy of Julia Maine.
  • Ellen French was baptized on 28 August 1842 in Haselbury-Plucknett, Somerset.2,3
  • She was the daughter of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Ellen French was living in the household of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne in Crewkerne, Somerset. Jacob is shown as a 45 year old agricultural labourer, born Merriott, living with Hannah aged 44,both born Merriott, P(rudance) a 21year old spinner born Haselbury, S(usan) 18 a spinner, Elizabeth 12, a glover and Ellen 8 all born Merriott.4
  • Ellen French appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Newchurch, Lancashire, England. Ellen is shown as a 21 year servant old born Haselbury Somerset living with John Howe born 1823 a baptist minister and his family.5
  • At the age of 21 years and 11 months, Ellen French married John Clough on 28 July 1864 in Sion Chapel, Coughfold, Hasleton, Lancashire. John and Ellen were married by John Howe, Ellen's former employee. His family remained friends with John and Ellen throughout their lives.6,7,8
  • Ellen French appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Lancashire. She was shown as Ellen, and born c 1842.9
  • She and John Clough appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 66 Wyatt Street, Kirkdale, Lancashire. John was shown as a 36 year old rail engine driver born in Tunstead Lancashire. Ellen his wife aged 37, born in Somerset and his daughter Sarah aged 15, born Tunstead, a servant also lived with them. A George Stoker a 23 year old butcher, born in Middlesex and his wife Sarah, 20 born in Scotland also lived on the premises.10
  • Ellen French and John Clough appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Lancashire. She is shown as Ellen, born 1841.11
  • In October 1912,her husband, John Clough died at age 67.6
  • Ellen French died on 25 February 1922 in Lancashire, England, at age 79.6,12
  • She was buried in Hale Cemetery, Hale, Lancashire.6

Children of Ellen French and John Clough

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851, Page 30 456.
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Dec 1842 French Ellen Chard 10 363.
  4. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  5. Julia Maine, "E-mail Julia Maine," e-mail to Audrey, 8 April 2009, 1861 Census Transcript.
  6. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  7. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Sep 1864 Clough      John Haslingden 8e162 French Ellen Haslingden 8e 162.
  8. Julia Maine, "E-mail Julia Maine," e-mail to Audrey, 8 April 2009.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll, Ellen Clough John      abt 1842 Merriott , Somerset, England relation      city, Lancashire.
  10. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  11. Ancestry.com, online http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  12. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Mar 1922 Clough      Ellen      79      Prescot      8b     1090.     

Ellen (Nell) French1,2

F, b. 11 January 1864, d. 1933

Ellen Holley (nee French) 1864-1933

  • Ellen (Nell) French was also known as Nell.
  • She was born on 11 January 1864 in Gostwyck, New South Wales. William, her father, was the informant of Ellen's birth, and stated he was a farmer of Gostwyck, born Haselbury, Somerset. He signed with his mark.3,4
  • She was the daughter of William French and Elizabeth Baker.4
  • At the age of 19 years, Ellen (Nell) French married William Arthur Holley, son of William Holley and Catherine A Arthur, in 1884 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Ellen (Nell) French witnessed the marriage of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley on 22 July 1890 in the residence of William Holly, Warwick Rd, Tenterfield, New South Wales; George was a 22 year old bachelor, farm labourer of Mingoola (a property west of Tenterfield on the Bruxner Highway) - father William French, a farm labourer and mother Elizabeth Baker. Elizabeth was a spinster aged 22, a domestic servant living at Mingoola, parents William Bentley, a driver and Phoebe Chapman. George's sister Ellen and her husband William Holley were witnesses to George and Elizabeth's marriage held in the Holley residence, Warwick Road, Tenterfield according to the rites of the Wesleyan Church. The minister was John Hulme.5
  • On 7 August 1915 Ellen (Nell) French and William Arthur Holley lived in Logan Street, Tenterfield, New South Wales. This was the address given for them by their son Charles when he enlisted in the Army.6
  • In 1920 Sisters Elizabeth Werner and Ellen French stayed in contact with each other. In the 1920's Ellen and Elizabeth had their photo taken.7
  • Ellen (Nell) French died in 1933 in Tenterfield, New South Wales. William and Ellen died in the same year.8

Children of Ellen (Nell) French and William Arthur Holley

Citations

  1. Letter, Bina Daly to Joan Rogers.
  2. Letter, Joan Rogers to Audrey Chambers.
  3. Letter, Joan Rogers to Audrey Chambers.
  4. Ellen French, Birth Registration 64/12830 (1864).
  5. Certificate, George French & Elizabeth Bentley marriage of 1890.
  6. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service record of Charles Holley.
  7. Sisters Elizabeth Werner & Ellen Holley Photograph; Personal Family History Photo Collection.
  8. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, DEATHS 13670/1933 HOLLEY ELLEN WILLIAM ELIZABETH       TENTERFIELD.
  9. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 33176/1885 HOLLEY ALICE E WILLIAM ELLEN TENTERFIELD.
  10. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 35233/1887 HOLLEY IDA      WILLIAM ELLEN       TENTERFIELD.
  11. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 34940/1889 HOLLEY WILLIAM G WILLIAM ELLEN       TENTERFIELD.      
  12. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 35034/1892 HOLLEY JAMES A WILLIAM A       ELLEN       TENTERFIELD.     
  13. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 17431/1895 HOLLEY HERBERT WILLIAM A ELLEN TENTERFIELD.
  14. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 16941/1897 HOLLEY CHARLES WILLIAM A       ELLEN       TENTERFIELD.
  15. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 25670/1899 HOLLY PERCIVAL WILLIAM A ELLEN TENTERFIELD.
  16. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 7087/1902 HOLLEY ROBERT R WILLIAM A       ELLEN       TENTERFIELD.
  17. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 37367/1904 HOLLEY AUDREY WILLIAM A ELLEN       TENTERFIELD.
  18. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 37367/1904 HOLLY SIDNEY WILLIAM A ELLEN       TENTERFIELD.
  19. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, DEATHS 3443/1908 HOLLEY RUBY WILLIAM A ELLEN TENTERFIELD.

Eric Donaldson French1

M, b. 11 February 1912, d. 5 April 1992

Eric Donaldson French - son of Albert French & Lucy Donladson. Photo courtesy of National Archives of Australia. (1912-1992)
  • Eric Donaldson French was also known as Mick.
  • He was born on 11 February 1912 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Albert French and Lucy Fanny May Donaldson.
  • Eric Donaldson French began military service on 12 January 1942. when he enlisted in the RAA. He was a 30 year old hairdresser, son of Albert French. His service number was QX41220. He spent until 24 September 1942 in the CMF and then from 28 September 1942 til 12 September 1945 in the AIF. He saw no overseas duty but was posted to Thursday Island and Townsville.2
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Albert French and Lucy Fanny May Donaldson between 1943 and 1954 in Esk Street, Crow's Nest. Albert was a hairdresser as was his son Eric (Mick). Lucy carried out home duties.3,4
  • Eric Donaldson French died on 5 April 1992 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 80.
  • He was buried on 7 April 1992 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.5

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record Eric Donaldson French.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Division of Darling Downs; Sub Division Crow's Nest 1954.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs sub div Crows Nest 1949.
  5. Various Peoples Headstones Crows Nest Cemetery, Audrey, 1999.

Ethel French1

F, b. 1885, d. 1979
  • Ethel French was born in 1885 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear.1
  • Ethel French died in 1979 in Brisbane, Queensland.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1885     C8488     Ethel     French;     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1979     B94505     Ethel     Nicholls;     Walter French ;     Mary Ann Sear.

Eva Jane French1

F, b. 1887, d. 1978

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1913     B13893     Eva Jane     French;     Thomas Joseph     Cullen.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1887     C9820     Eva Jane     French;     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1887     C9820     Eva Jane     French     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1971     B26009     Thomas     Cullen     ;Thomas Cullen ;     Nora Leary.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1978     B85524     Eva Jane     Cullen;     Walter French      ;Mary Ann Sear.

Florence Olive French1

F, b. 1911

Florence French - taken c 1916, Ipswich. Photo courtesy of Helen J.

Citations

  1. Letter, Agnes French nee Evans to Lucy Werner, c 1920.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth21592/1911      FRENCH      FLORENCE O      ;JOHN A ;     AGNES E ;     TENTERFIELD.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1933/C1397 Bertram     James Murdoch;     French     ;Florence Olive.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Gary Kurz Family Tree.

Frederick Henry French1

M, b. June 1862
  • Frederick Henry French's birth was registered in the an unknown place , Somerset Registration District in the June 1862 Quarter.2,3
  • He was the son of Frederick John French and Mary Elizabeth Collins.1
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Frederick Henry French was living in the household of Sampson Collins and Mary Unknown in Coronation Buildings, Yeovil. Samson Collins is shown as head of the house, a 67 year old born Yeovil, formerly a shepherd. He is living with his wife Mary, 65, born Lopen and their daughter Mary E French 40, born Mudfore, a laundress and their grandson Frederick H French, a groom born in Yeovil. William Ridd, a 22 year old engineman born in Barnstaple, Devon and William Medland a 26 year old railway driver born in Taunton were lodging with the family.2

Citations

  1. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Family History Library Film 1341576 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 2393 / 27 Page Number 48.
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Jun 1862 FRENCH Frederick Henry Yeovil 5c 551.

Frederick John French1

M, b. 4 February 1840, d. September 1896
  • Frederick John French was born on 4 February 1840 in Haselbury Plunkett, Somerset.1,2
  • He was the son of Abraham French and Maria Winsor.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Frederick John French was living in the household of Abraham French and Maria Winsor in Haslebury Plucknett, Somerset. Abraham was noted as the 24 year old head of the family, an agricultural labourer living with his wife Maria French aged 25; Ann Frances French aged 4; John French aged 1; Emily Winsor aged 1; and Susan Winsor aged 20 a glover (possibly Maria's sister and her daughter.)3
  • Frederick John French was baptized on 7 April 1844 in Merriott, Somerset.4
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Frederick John French was living in the household of Abraham French and Maria Winsor in Goar Knap Gate, Yeovil, Somerset. Abraham is shown as a 30 year old labourer born Merriott. He is living with his wife Maria 30 born Sutton; and a Elizabeth Frances (Ann Frances?) age 14, nurse child; born Sutton and Frederick John 11 an errand boy born Haselbury; and Sarah Ann aged 7 born Merriott. Abraham's brother John an agricultural labourer & carter aged 20 born Middle Chinnock was also living with the family as was their brother William, aged 19, an agricultural labourer, born Hazelbury.1,5
  • His marriage, at 21 years, to Mary Elizabeth Collins, daughter of Sampson Collins and Mary Unknown, was registered in the March 1861 Quarter Registration District.6
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Frederick John French was living in the household of John French and Maria Winsor in 18 Hgr Kingston, Yeovil. John is shown as head of the household. He is a 54 year old gardener born Merriott living with his "wife" Maria a 65 year old born Sutton, Somerset and Maria's (& Abraham French's son) Fred a 40 year old carter born Merriott. Maria was not John's wife but the wife of his brother Abraham. The couple continued to live together after Abraham left (or died). Her son Fred was married, but his wife and son were living with her parents in another part of Yeovil.7
  • His death was recorded with the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the September 1896 Quarter.8

Child of Frederick John French and Mary Elizabeth Collins

Citations

  1. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, French Baptisms.
  3. Julia Maine, "E-mail Julia Maine," e-mail to Audrey, 8 April 2009, 1841 Census Transcript.
  4. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, French Baptisms-parents shown as Abraham (a labourer) and Martha.
  5. Julia Maine, "E-mail Julia Maine," e-mail to Audrey, 8 April 2009, 1851 Census Transcript.
  6. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Mar 1861 Collins Mary Elizabeth Yeovil 5c 783 French Frederick John Yeovil 5c 783.
  7. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Family History Library Film 1341576 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 2392 / 39 Page Number 17.
  8. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Deaths Sep 1896
    French Frederick John 56 Yeovil 5c 260.
  9. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

George French1

M, b. 7 May 1867, d. 10 July 1935

Family of George French & Elizabeth Jane Bentley. From Back LtoR - Herbert James, Percy, George Albert - Middle - Ruby, Elizabeth Jane, George, Violet, Jack (Leslie Chapman) - Front Alice, Ada. Taken 1913 at "Northcotte" on the Millmerran-Koorongarra Road. Photo courtesy of Joan Rogers.
  • George French was born on 7 May 1867 in "Wallhalla Station", Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia. George's parents were working at "Wallhalla" Station (15 miles from Werris Creek) for W B Christian at the time of his birth. His birth was not registered.2,3
  • He was the son of William French and Elizabeth Baker.
  • At the age of 23 years, 2 months and 15 days, George French married Elizabeth Jane Bentley, daughter of William Bentley and Phoebe Chapman, on 22 July 1890 in the residence of William Holly, Warwick Rd, Tenterfield, New South Wales. George was a 22 year old bachelor, farm labourer of Mingoola (a property west of Tenterfield on the Bruxner Highway) - father William French, a farm labourer and mother Elizabeth Baker. Elizabeth was a spinster aged 22, a domestic servant living at Mingoola, parents William Bentley, a driver and Phoebe Chapman. George's sister Ellen and her husband William Holley were witnesses to George and Elizabeth's marriage held in the Holley residence, Warwick Road, Tenterfield according to the rites of the Wesleyan Church. The minister was John Hulme.4
  • George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley moved to in Toowoomba, Queensland, circa 1907 with their family, most likely some time after the birth of their eight child Alice Ruby. George's sister Elizabeth Werner and her husband and family also moved to the area a year or so earlier. George and Elizabeth's last two children, twins, Ada and Ellen were born at the home of George's sister Elizabeth Werner in Toowomba.5
  • In 1910 George and Elizabeth moved to the Pilton area in Queensland, and then on to a small 40 acre farm called "Northcott" at Kooroongarra before 1913.
  • In 1935 he retired to Millmerran.1
  • George French died on 10 July 1935 in Campbell Street, Millmerran, Queensland, at age 68. He died of heart failure.1
  • He was buried on 11 July 1935 in Millmerran Cemetery, Millmerran.1
  • George and Elizabeth's names are amongst those on a memorial in Rotary Park, Tenterfield.6

Children of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley

Citations

  1. George French, Death Certificate George French.
  2. Letter, Joan Rogers to Audrey Chambers.
  3. Barbara Geary, "ChildrenGeorge French & Elizabeth Jane Bentley", Has year of birth as 1868.
  4. Certificate, George French & Elizabeth Bentley marriage of 1890.
  5. Interview, Joan Rogers, 14/2/2000.
  6. Unknown subject Photograph.

George Albert French

M, b. 26 October 1892, d. 6 July 1931

George Albert French 1892-1931 Photo thanks to Helen.
  • George Albert French was born on 26 October 1892 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.1
  • He was the son of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  • George Albert French's parents moved to in Toowoomba, Queensland, circa 1907 with their family, most likely some time after the birth of their eight child Alice Ruby. George's sister Elizabeth Werner and her husband and family also moved to the area a year or so earlier. George and Elizabeth's last two children, twins, Ada and Ellen were born at the home of George's sister Elizabeth Werner in Toowomba.2
  • At the age of 28 years, 3 months and 24 days, George Albert French married Elizabeth Morris (Morry) Hiddleston on 19 February 1921 in Wilston, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • George Albert French died on 6 July 1931 in the General Hospital, Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 38. George was taking part in a Light Horse display at the Millmerran Show Grounds when he fell from his horse sustaining head injuries. He was transported to the Toowoomba General Hospital but did not regain consciousness.2,3
  • He was buried on 7 July 1931 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.2,4

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Births 35109/1892       FRENCH GEORGE A; GEORGE; ELIZABETH J;       TENTERFIELD.
  2. Interview, Joan Rogers, 14/2/2000.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1931/C3091 George Albert French; George Albert; Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  4. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php

George Daniel (Dan) French1

M, b. 1904, d. 1968

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1904/C5584     George Daniel     French;     William Henry;     Mary Jane Hood.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1968/B1369     George Daniel     French;     William Henry ;French      Mary Jane Hood.

George Edward French1

M, b. 1881, d. 1967
  • George Edward French was born in 1881 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear.1
  • George Edward French appeared on the Electoral Roll with Mary Ann Sear and Walter French between 1903 and 1908 in Ravensbourne. Walter was a farmer. Their son George was a labourer at the Settlement.2
  • At the age of 28 years, George Edward French married Annie Ellen Stewart in 1909 in Queensland.3
  • George Edward French and Annie Ellen Stewart appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1909 living at Ravensbourne. George was a labourer, Annie carried out home duties.4
  • In 1960,his wife, Annie Ellen Stewart died in Brisbane, Queensland.5
  • George Edward French died in 1967 in Queensland.6

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1881     C5998     George Edward     French     ;Walter     ;Mary Ann Sear.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Moreton Sub Div Ravensbourne.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1909     C2843     Annie Ellen     Stewar;t     George Edward     French.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1909.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1960     B41976     Annie Ellen     French;     George Stewart;      Susan Shea.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1967     C4097     George Edward     French;     Walter French ;     Mary Ann Sear.

George Henry French1

M, b. 1889, d. 1956

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1889/C9935     George Henry     French     ;William George;     Harriet Gowlett.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1956/B13714     George Henry     French;     William George ;     Harriet Gowlett.

Gordon Albert French1

M, b. 19 October 1921, d. 11 August 1943

Flight Sergeant Gordon Albert French. Killed in Action 11 August 1943. Son of Albert French and Lucy Donaldson. Photo Courtesy National Archives of Australia. (1921-1943).
  • Gordon Albert French was born on 19 October 1921 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Albert French and Lucy Fanny May Donaldson.
  • Gordon Albert French enlisted in the RAAF on 31 January 1942 in Toowoomba. Service number 425147. He was a 20 year old grocer's assistant currently unemployed, father Albert French of Crow's Nest. He was 5' 11', 134 lbs with medium complexion, light brown hair and blue eyes. He enlisted hoping to become a wireless operator trainee. However he failed the exam and opted to be a canteen steward. He then trained as a gunner. Gordon embarked for England on 15 January 1943 where he took part in operations from the UK. He became a Flight Sergeant Air Gunner and was reported missing in action on 11 August 1943, presumed dead.2
  • Gordon Albert French died on 11 August 1943 at age 21. Killed in Action World War II - EUROPE.
  • He was buried in Durnback War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany.3

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record Gordon Albert French.
  3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission, online http://www.cwgc.org/

Gwenyth Neta French1

F, b. 3 December 1917, d. 4 December 1997

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1918     C3217     Gweneth Neta     French;     Albert;     Lucy Fanny May Donaldson.

Hannah French1

F, b. 16 January 1825
  • Hannah French was baptized on 16 January 1825 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • She was the daughter of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Hannah French was living in the household of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne in Riddle Town, Haselbury Plunkett. Jacob is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer, living with Hannah aged 40, and their children Mary 19, Hannah 15, John 14, Prudence 12, William 8, Susan 5, Eliza 3, Elizabeth 18 months and Mary Osborne aged 80, a pauper.2

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. 1841 Census, unknown repository address, Transcript.

Harriet May French1

F, b. 1897

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1897     C10390     Harriet May     French     ;Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.

Henry French1

M, b. circa 1900

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1927/C3599     French     Henry;     Horrocks     Alice.

Herbert James Bentley French

M, b. March 1897, d. 11 January 1971
  • Herbert James Bentley French was also known as James.
  • He was born in March 1897 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.1,2
  • He was the son of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  • Herbert James Bentley French 's parents moved to Toowoomba, Queensland circa 1907 with their family, most likely some time after the birth of their eight child Alice Ruby. George's sister Elizabeth Werner and her husband and family also moved to the area a year or so earlier. George and Elizabeth's last two children, twins, Ada and Ellen were born at the home of George's sister Elizabeth Werner in Toowomba.3
  • At the age of 26 years, Herbert James Bentley French married Ivy Baillie in 1924.4,5
  • James and Ivy had 7 children including Lyla.4
  • Herbert James Bentley French died on 11 January 1971 in Millmerran, Queensland, at age 73.6,2
  • He was buried in Milmerran Cemetery.6

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Births 16934/1897       FRENCH HERBERT J B; GEORGE ; ELIZABETH J ;      TENTERFIELD.
  2. Barbara Geary, "ChildrenGeorge French & Elizabeth Jane Bentley."
  3. Interview, Joan Rogers, 14/2/2000.
  4. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1924/2637 French     Herbert James Bentley;     Baillie     Ivy.
  6. Cemeteries Millmerran, online http://www.ozcemeteries.com/qld_cemeteries/millmerran.htm, Headstone inscription Herbert and Ivy French.

Isabel French1

F, b. 1879

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1879     C5446     Isabel     French;     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.

Ivy Pearl French1

F, b. 1898, d. 1955

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth Ref 18998/35091.
  3. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marr Ref 1918/6023.
  4. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Deaths 19237/1955 BUCKINGHAM IVY PEARL; JOHN ;       ELIZABETH ;      MANLY.

Jacob French

M, b. 1796, d. 23 October 1855
  • Jacob French was born in 1796 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • He was the son of Mary French.1
  • Jacob French was baptized on 13 May 1804 in Merriott, Somerset. Jacob is shown on the baptism record as a base child of 8 years.1
  • At the age of 22 years, Jacob French married Hannah Osborne, daughter of Abraham Osborne and Prudence Lawrence, on 28 March 1818 in Merriott, Somerset, England.2
  • Jacob French and Hannah Osborne appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Riddle Town, Haselbury Plunkett. Jacob is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer, living with Hannah aged 40, and their children Mary 19, Hannah 15, John 14, Prudence 12, William 8, Susan 5, Eliza 3, Elizabeth 18 months and Mary Osborne aged 80, a pauper.3
  • Jacob French and Hannah Osborne appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Crewkerne, Somerset. Jacob is shown as a 45 year old agricultural labourer, born Merriott, living with Hannah aged 44,both born Merriott, P(rudance) a 21year old spinner born Haselbury, S(usan) 18 a spinner, Elizabeth 12, a glover and Ellen 8 all born Merriott.4
  • Jacob French died on 23 October 1855 in Lower Street, Merriott.5,6
  • He was buried on 27 October 1855 in Merriott, Somerset.5

Children of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, Mary French 13 May 1804 Jacob, BC Aged 8 Years.
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, 29 March 1818 Jacob French m Hannah Osborne.
  3. 1841 Census, unknown repository address, Transcript.
  4. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  5. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, 27 October 1855 Jacob French 60.
  6. FreeReg, online http://freereg.rootsweb.com/cgi/SearchResults.pl, Register No 1096.
  7. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  8. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  9. 1841 Census, unknown repository address, Transcript, Eliza shown as 3 years old.
  10. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, 1861 Census.

James Edward French1,2

M, b. 1906

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 26465/1906       FRENCH JAMES F ; WILLIAM H ; MARY J ; MURWILLUMBAH.
  2. Helen Jones, "Desc of Louis Werner & Elizabeth French."
  3. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriages 3496/1929 FRENCH JAMES E ; TRAPPETT LILLIAN M;       MURWILLUMBAH.      

James William French1

M, b. 27 January 1858, d. 1926
  • James William French was born on 27 January 1858 in Castlereagh, New South Wales.2,3
  • He was the son of William French and Elizabeth Baker.
  • James William French was the informant of the death of William French on 10 July 1878 in Six Mile, Tenterfield, New South Wales. James French gave the following information about his father at the time of his death. At the time James, like his father was a farmer of Six Mile. William's cause of death was a heart disease from which he had suffered for three months, he was 47 years old, had lived in Australia for 23 years, parents NOT KNOWN, spouse Elizabeth Baker, children 4 males and 3 females. The medical attendant was A W Bateman who last saw William on the day he died. His youngest child, William George was only three years old.4
  • James William French witnessed the burial of William French on 12 July 1878 in Tenterfield Cemetery; The minister of religion was J D Hennessy, Wesleyan and undertaker A Butler. Witnesses to the burial were his sons James William French and John French.4
  • In 1883 he was Shearer.
  • At the age of 25 years, 10 months and 4 days, James William French married Mary Jane O'Brien, daughter of Edward O'Brien and Jane E(lizabeth) Weldon, on 1 December 1883 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. Mary Jane O'Brien was a widow and was aged 34 years at the time of her marriage to James. He was a 26 year old shearer. According to a letter from one of her descendants her maiden name was O'Brien. It appears that her mother had also remarried to someone named Weldon. Mary's second marriage took place at her mother's residence in Tenterfield. Witnesses to the marriage were Elizabeth Ann Weldon (her mother?) and Louis Werner. The service was officiated by William Denning according to the rites of the Weslyan Church. Mary Jane had four young children under nine at the time of the marriage.5
  • James William French died in 1926 in Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

Children of James William French and Mary Jane O'Brien

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. Letter, Joan Rogers to Audrey Chambers.
  3. James William French, Birth Registraion 58/1095 (1858).
  4. William French, Death Registration (1878).
  5. Certificate, O'Brien) James William French & Mary James Grant (Weldon marriage of 1883.

Jill (Effie) French1

F, b. 5 February 1918, d. 7 June 1996
  • Jill (Effie) French was also known as Jill.2
  • She was born on 5 February 1918 in Seacombe Private Hospital, Wosleey Street, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Charles Edward French and Effie McGeorge.1
  • In 1919.3
  • Jill (Effie) French and Charles Edward French appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Cowper, New South Wales.4
  • At the age of 18 years and 19 days, Jill (Effie) French married Archibald James Gordon on 24 February 1936 in Brisbane, Queensland.5
  • On 16 August 1992,her husband, Archibald James Gordon died in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 78.6
  • Jill (Effie) French died on 7 June 1996 in Sydney, New South Wales, at age 78.2

Citations

  1. Narelle French, "E-mail Narelle French," e-mail to Audrey, 22 March 2010.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Gary Kurz Family Tree.
  3. Unknown subject Photograph.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1936     B24040     Archibald James     Gordon;     Effie     French.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Carol_Kunz.

John French1

M, b. 11 January 1856, d. 14 June 1931

Charles Edward French with his father John French and twin daughters. Taken c 1930
  • John French was born on 11 January 1856. at sea on board the "Maitland" bound for Sydney, Australia. It arrived in Sydney on the 22 April 1856. He was born at Lat 33"22'N, Long 11"42W'. He is unnamed on his birth certificate. His father was William French, an agricultural labourer aged 24 years, married in England and mother Elizabeth French (Baker) aged 23 years. At the time of his birth his brother Thomas was alive. The birth was registered on the "Maitland" on 23 April 1856 by the Captain Joshua Larmond.2,3
  • He was the son of William French and Elizabeth Baker.
  • John French witnessed the marriage of Isaiah James Bezanson and Eliza Jane French on 18 March 1878 in Tenterfield Wesleyan Parsonage, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia; The Ceremony was performed by Rev Ebenezer Fox.4
  • John French witnessed the burial of William French on 12 July 1878 in Tenterfield Cemetery; The minister of religion was J D Hennessy, Wesleyan and undertaker A Butler. Witnesses to the burial were his sons James William French and John French.5
  • At the age of 23 years, 1 month and 21 days, John French married Elizabeth Ann Bailey, daughter of William Bailey and Elizabeth Cubis, on 4 March 1879 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. She lived with her parents at the time of her marriage. Witnesses to the marriage were William Bailey (either Elizabeth's brother or father), a labourer and Elizabeth French.6
  • In 1916 he was hairdresser in Tenterfield, according to his son Charle's marriage record.7
  • On 12 June 1928,his wife, Elizabeth Ann Bailey died in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia, at age 71.8,9
  • John French died on 14 June 1931 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia, at age 75.10
  • He was buried in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. Presbyterian Section B13.8

Children of John French and Elizabeth Ann Bailey

Citations

  1. Birth Certificate, John French.
  2. Letter, Joan Rogers to Audrey Chambers.
  3. John French, Birth Registration 64/1283056/3 (1856 on the "Maitland").
  4. Alan Taber, "E-mail Alan Taber," e-mail to Audrey, 2003.
  5. William French, Death Registration (1878).
  6. G'dtr of Kenneth Bailey, "Children Will Bailey & Elizabeth Cubis."
  7. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record Charles Edward French WWI - Digital copy online.
  8. Tenterfield Shire Council, Cemetery Records.
  9. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death Reg 1928/20214.
  10. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death Reg 7719/1931.