Mary French1

F, b. 9 June 1822
  • Mary French was baptized on 9 June 1822 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • She was the daughter of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Mary 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.

Mary French1

F, b. circa 1768
  • Mary French was born circa 1768.
  • She's son Jacob was born 1796 in Merriott, Somerset. He was baptised in Merriott on 13 May 1804. He was shown as a base chid of Mary French aged 8 years.2
  • Mary French married Abraham Osborne on 25 December 1815 in Merriott.3
  • Before 30 April 1830,her husband, Abraham Osborne died.2
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Mary 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.4
  • Mary French was buried on 30 July 1846 in Merriott. The burial record shows she was 78 years old.5

Child of Mary French

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
  3. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, Marriages 25 December 1815 Abraham Osborne m Mary French.
  4. 1841 Census, unknown repository address, Transcript.
  5. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, Burials 30 July 1846 Mary Osborne 78.

Mary Ann French1

F, b. circa 1843
  • Mary Ann French was born circa 1843 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • She was the daughter of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.1
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Mary Ann 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 1822.2,3

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, 1861 Census.
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  3. Julia Maine, "E-mail Julia Maine," e-mail to Audrey, 8 April 2009, 1861 Census Transcript.

Mary Elizabeth (Girlie) French1

F, b. 1911, d. 1927
  • Mary Elizabeth (Girlie) French was born in 1911 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales.2,3
  • She was the daughter of William George (Bill) French and Mary Jane (Bid) Hood.1,4
  • Mary Elizabeth (Girlie) French died in 1927 in Brisbane, Queensland.1
  • She was buried on 12 January 1927 in Toowong Cemetery. She is buried in the same grave as William Stephen French, son of Charles Albert French and May Hartwig who died in 1940 aged 6 months and her brother William David French who died in 1953 aged 50 years. Mary was 15 years old.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1927/B119     Mary Elizabeth     French     ;William French;     Mary Jane Hood.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 6713/1911      FRENCH      MARY E ;     WILLIAM H;      MAY J ;     MURWILLUMBAH.
  3. Brisbane City Council Grave Finder, online http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_899, Toowong Cemetery.
  4. Various Werner & French Photos, Various.

Mary Jane French1

F, b. 1850, d. 28 December 1932
  • Mary Jane French was born in 1850. She was the daughter of John French.2,3
  • Mary Jane French married James May circa 1870.2
  • Mary Jane French and James May immigrated on 20 December 1885. James 38, a labourer and Mary J 35, travelled on the Roma departing Glasgow on 25 Oct 1885. They travelled with their children Mary A, aged 14 - a domestic servant born Durham; James 11, Jane 5, Thomas 3 and infant Martha who died on the voyage. The place of birth for all bar 14 year old Mary A was listed as Midd.4
  • In 1901 James' name appeared on the Crow's Nest Post Office register. He lived at Taylor's Siding(between Hampton and Geham). He was a farmer.5
  • Mary Jane French and James May appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. James was a farmer. Their son James was also farming at Douglas. Their daughter Jane also lived at Douglas, most likely with her parents.6
  • Mary Jane French died on 28 December 1932 in Queensland.7,3
  • She was buried on 29 December 1932 in Cabarlah Cemetery. UNIT-00A-0019.7

Children of Mary Jane French and James May

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1904/C1057     Case     William     ;May     Jane.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1933     C882     Mary Jane     May;     John French     - -.
  4. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Assisted immigration Index 1829-1912.
  5. Crows Nest & District Tourist and Progress Association Inc, " From Tall Timbers."
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1903.
  7. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1934     C3405     James     May;     James May     ;Mary Jane French.
  9. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Headstone Inscription on parents grave.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1885     M2687     Martha     May;     James May ;     Mary Jane French.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1888     C4698     Robert George     May;     James     ;Mary Jane French.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1890     C6164     Sarah     May;     James;     Mary Jane French.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1892     C6006     William     May     ;James     ;Mary Jane French.

May French1

F, b. 1887, d. 1971
  • May French was born in 1887 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.2
  • She was the daughter of John French and Elizabeth Ann Bailey.
  • At the age of 22 years, May French married Timothy Vincent O'Leary, son of Daniel O'Leary and Rebecca Boston, on 13 May 1909 in St Mary's Church, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. The wedding was reported in the Catholic Press - " O'LEARY-- FRENCH. A pretty wedding took place at St. Mary's Church, Tenterfield, on Wednesday, 5th inst., when Mr, T. O'Leary, second son of Mr. D, O'Leary, and Miss May French, eldest daughter of Mr. J. French, were mar ried by the Rev. Father Clancy. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a handsome bridal gown of ivory Japanese silk, made semi-Empire. The bodice opened over a vest of rick silk embossed insertion and folds richly trimmed with silk emboss ed lace to match; the tight-fitting sleeves were ruckled from shoulder to wrist, finish ed with rows of French knots. The plain trained skirt had deep padded hem, being outlined with a single row of Fronch knots. A silk embroidered tulle veil and coronet of orange blossoms completed a very dainty costume. The bride also carried a lovely bridal bouquet of white roses, chrysanthe mums and asparagus fern. She was attend ed by three bridesmaids — Miss Violet French (chief), Miss Nelly O'Leary and Miss Gladys Baker. Each wore pretty gold brooches, gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. J. O 'Leary (brother of the bridegroom) acted as best man. After the ceremony the guests adjourned to the residence of the bride's parents, where a breakfast had been prepared. Mr. and Mrs. O 'Leary left by the evening train, en route to Sydney,on their honeymoon."3
  • In 1962,her husband, Timothy Vincent O'Leary died in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales.4
  • May French died in 1971 in Albury, New South Wales.5

Children of May French and Timothy Vincent O'Leary

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 1887/35383.
  3. Unknown newspaper title, The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942) Thursday 13 May 1909 p 16 Article.
  4. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Deaths21752/1962 O'LEARY TIMOTHY; DANIEL; REBECCA ;       MARRICKVILLE.
  5. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 45489/1971       O'LEARY       MAY       JOHN       ELIZABETH       ALBURY.
  6. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth Ref 1909/42340.
  7. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth Ref 1911/34077.
  8. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth Ref 1912/50213.
  9. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth Ref 1915/49950.

Mildred Maud French1

F, b. 1891

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1891/C11245     Mildred Maud     French;     William George;     Harriet Gowlett.

Norman Bailey French1

M, b. March 1894, d. 8 July 1894
  • Norman Bailey French was born in March 1894 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.2,3
  • He was the son of John French and Elizabeth Ann Bailey.
  • Norman Bailey French died on 8 July 1894 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.4
  • He was buried in Tenterfield Cemetery.5

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 1894/33392.
  3. Tenterfield Shire Council, Cemetery Records.
  4. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death Ref 1894/13221.
  5. Norman Bailey French Cemetery Gravestone, unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Norman Sydney French1

M, b. 19 November 1908
  • Norman Sydney French was born on 19 November 1908 in Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia.2,3
  • He was the son of Sydney French and Lucy (Maude) Weary.
  • At the age of 24 years, Norman Sydney French married Phyllis M Kay in 1933 in Hamilton, Sydney, New South Wales.4
  • Norman Sydney French enlisted in the Military between 1939 and 1948 in Woolloomooloo, New South Wales. His service number was 67327 and he gave his next of kin as Phyllis French.3

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Births 4831/1909       FRENCH NORMAN S ; SIDNEY; LUCY M ;       KYOGLE.
  3. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Record of Norman Sydney French.
  4. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriages 18236/1933 FRENCH NORMAN S ;      KAY PHYLLIS M ;       HAMILTON.

Olive French1

F, b. 1883

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1883     C7253     Olive     French     ;Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.

Percival Randolf French

M, b. 15 January 1895, d. 27 June 1949
  • Percival Randolf French was also known as Percy.
  • He was born on 15 January 1895 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.1,2
  • He was the son of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  • Percival Randolf French 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 39 years, 10 months and 25 days, Percival Randolf French married Eva Linda Stanton, daughter of John Thomas Stanton and Theresa Fogg, on 10 December 1934 in Neurum, Woodford, Queensland.2,4
  • Percival Randolf French died on 27 June 1949 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 54.5,2
  • He was buried on 29 June 1949 in Balmoral Cemetery, Brisbane.6

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Births 8114/1895       FRENCH PERCY R; GEORGE ; ELIZABETH J ;       TENTERFIELD.
  2. Barbara Geary, "ChildrenGeorge French & Elizabeth Jane Bentley."
  3. Interview, Joan Rogers, 14/2/2000.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 10/12/1934     C3627     Percival Randolph     French     Eva Linda     Stanton.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1949/B22489 Percival Randolph     French; no parents given.
  6. Brisbane City Council Grave Finder, online http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_899

Prudance French1

F, b. 22 March 1829, d. 1911
  • Prudance French was born on 22 March 1829 in Haselbury Pluckett, Somerset.2,3
  • She was the daughter of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Prudance 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.4
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Prudance 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.3
  • Her marriage, at 30 years and 11 months, to William Chick, son of William Chick, was registered in the March 1860 Quarter, Somerset Registration District.5,6
  • Prudance French and William Chick immigrated to Sydney on 13 July 1860. They came on the vessel Chance. There was also an Elizabeth French aged 22 on the vessel. Perhaps this was Prudence's sister. It appeares that William and Prudance made their way to the Morpeth district where their first two children were born. Prudance's brother William French would have been living in the Paterson District at that time, and the families both lived in the Paterson District after about 1864.5,7,8
  • Prudance French died in 1911 in Paterson District, New South Wales. Both William & Prudence died in 1911.9

Children of Prudance French and William Chick

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  3. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  4. 1841 Census, unknown repository address, Transcript.
  5. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, Prudence FRENCH, daughter of Jacob & Hannah (nee Osborne) French, emigrated to Australia in 1860 after marrying William CHICK at Axminster. They emigrated to New South Wales on the vessel "Chance".
  6. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Mar 1860 Chick William Chard 5c 760 French Prudence Chard 5c 760.
  7. Assisted Immigrants to NSW, online http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/…, CHICK Prudence 29 and husband Chance 1860 2139
    CHICK William 24 and wife Chance 1860 2139.
  8. Genes Reunited, online http://www.genesreunited.com.au, Tree - Rebecca Bossom.
  9. NSW Births Marriages Deaths, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/IndexSearch, 7121/1911 CHICK PRUDENCE 8O YRS PATERSON PATERSON.
  10. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, 9160/1860 CHICKS MARY A WILLIAM PRUDENCE       MORPETH.
  11. NSW Births Marriages Deaths, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/IndexSearch

Rena Maude French1,2

F, b. April 1906, d. 1972
  • Rena Maude French was born in April 1906 in Casino, New South Wales, Australia.3
  • She was the daughter of Sydney French and Lucy (Maude) Weary.
  • Rena Maude French was aboard when the family was involved in a coach mishap on the Tenterfield-Casino road. The Warwick Examiner reported on 5th January :- "The Tenterfield-to-Casino mail-coach overturned on Tuesday night, the horses being frightened by a cow that was lying in the roadway. The pas sengers were the Rev.D. D. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. French and their infant daughter. Mr. Carruthurs had his finger crushed, and was otherwise knocked about. Mr. French sustained injuries to the head, and was badly bruised. Mrs. French had her shoulder dislocated, and was badly shaken. The little girl had a marvellous escape."
    An alternate version was given by the Goulburn Herald:- "The Tenterfield Casino mail coach met with a serious accident on the Casino side of the Sandilands Range. A white cow lying under a tree on the road frightened the two front horses, with the result that the coach was overturned down an embankment. The Rev. D. D. Carruthers of Kyogle was badly shaken. Mr. and Mrs. S. French were severely hurt. The former had an elbow dislocated, and Mrs. French had a lacerated wound on the head. Their infant child was under the coach but was found to be unhurt Mr. M'Ward brought the passengers to Casino; abd Dr. Stevens attended the sufferers. The driver showed presence of mind in securing both horses."
    on 1 January 1907.4,5
  • At the age of 26 years, Rena Maude French married Cyril Frederick M(asters) Skidmore, son of Frederick William Skidmore and Alice Louisa Masters, in 1933 in Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales.6
  • In 1939,her husband, Cyril Frederick M(asters) Skidmore died in Newcastle, New South Wales.7
  • Rena Maude French died in 1972 in New South Wales.2

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Deaths15207/1974 SKIDMORE RENA MAUDE;       SIDNEY ; LUCY MAUDE.
  3. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Births 65311/1973 12228/1906 FRENCH RENA M; SIDNEY; LUCY M; CASINO.
  4. Unknown newspaper title, Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld. : 1867 - 1919) Saturday 5 January 1907 p 8 Article.
  5. Unknown newspaper title, Goulburn Herald (NSW : 1881 - 1908) Friday 4 January 1907 p 4 Article.
  6. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriages 6602/1933 SKIDMORE CYRIL F M;       FRENCH RENA M; BURWOOD.
  7. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Deaths 10601/1939 SKIDMORE CYRIL FREDERICK M; FREDERICK WILLIAM ; ALICE LOUISA; NEWCASTLE.

Ruby Phoebe Elizabeth French1

F, b. 1902, d. 1982

Ruby French and James Worthy Wiseman on their wedding day 12 December 1925. Photo courtesy of Helen Jones.
Ruby Wiseman, Elizabeth Werner, Ada Cullen (all nee French). Taken c 1940. Photo thanks to Helen
  • Ruby Phoebe Elizabeth French was born in 1902 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.2
  • She was the daughter of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  • Ruby Phoebe Elizabeth 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
  • Ruby worked at the Post Office for some time, but left to take up a career in nursing.
  • At the age of 23 years, Ruby Phoebe Elizabeth French married James Worthy Wiseman, son of James Wiseman and Caroline Celia Free, on 12 December 1925 in Queensland.4
  • In 1949,her husband, James Worthy Wiseman died in Queensland.5
  • Ruby Phoebe Elizabeth French died in 1982 in Brisbane, Queensland.6

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Births 17103/1902       FRENCH RUBY P E ; GEORGE; ELIZABETH J ;       TENTERFIELD.
  3. Interview, Joan Rogers, 14/2/2000.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1925/38614 French Ruby Phebe Elizabeth;Wiseman James Worthy.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1949/20462James Worthy Wiseman;     James     ;Caroline Celia Free.
  6. Barbara Geary, "ChildrenGeorge French & Elizabeth Jane Bentley."

Sarah Ann French1

F, b. 20 March 1843
  • Sarah Ann French was born on 20 March 1843 in Merriott, Somerset.2,3,4
  • She was the daughter of Abraham French and Maria Winsor.2
  • Sarah Ann French was baptized on 7 April 1844 in Merriott, Somerset.5
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Sarah Ann 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
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Sarah Ann French was living in the household of John French and Maria Winsor in Yeovil, Somerset. John French, born Merriott, is shown as the 30 year old carter and brother in law of Maria French. She is shown as a the 45 year old head of the family born Sutton, a glove welter. Living with them is Sarah Ann French born Merriott aged 18, Maria and Abraham French's daughter.7

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. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Jun 1843 French Sarah Ann Chard 10 364.
  4. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, French Baptisms.
  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.
  7. Julia Maine, "E-mail Julia Maine," e-mail to Audrey, 8 April 2009, 1861 Census Transcript.

Susan French1

F, b. 18 August 1833
  • Susan French was baptized on 18 August 1833 in Haselbury-Plucknett, Somerset.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Susan 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 Susan 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.1

Citations

  1. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  2. 1841 Census, unknown repository address, Transcript, Susan shown as 5 years old.
  3. 1841 Census, unknown repository address, Transcript.

Sydney French1

M, b. 1880, d. 1950
  • Sydney French was born in 1880 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of John French and Elizabeth Ann Bailey.
  • At the age of 25 years, Sydney French married Lucy (Maude) Weary, daughter of William Weary and Annie Verena Scharer, on 3 March 1905 in Casino, New South Wales, Australia.2
    Sidney French and Lucy Maude Weary - married 3 March 1905, Casino, NSW. Photo courtesy of Helen Jones.
  • On 1 January 1907 the family was involved in a coach mishap on the Tenterfield-Casino road. The Warwick Examiner reported on 5th January :- "The Tenterfield-to-Casino mail-coach overturned on Tuesday night, the horses being frightened by a cow that was lying in the roadway. The pas sengers were the Rev.D. D. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. French and their infant daughter. Mr. Carruthurs had his finger crushed, and was otherwise knocked about. Mr. French sustained injuries to the head, and was badly bruised. Mrs. French had her shoulder dislocated, and was badly shaken. The little girl had a marvellous escape."
    An alternate version was given by the Goulburn Herald:- "The Tenterfield Casino mail coach met with a serious accident on the Casino side of the Sandilands Range. A white cow lying under a tree on the road frightened the two front horses, with the result that the coach was overturned down an embankment. The Rev. D. D. Carruthers of Kyogle was badly shaken. Mr. and Mrs. S. French were severely hurt. The former had an elbow dislocated, and Mrs. French had a lacerated wound on the head. Their infant child was under the coach but was found to be unhurt Mr. M'Ward brought the passengers to Casino; abd Dr. Stevens attended the sufferers. The driver showed presence of mind in securing both horses."3,4
  • Sydney French died in 1950 in Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales.5

Children of Sydney French and Lucy (Maude) Weary

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. Various Werner & French Photos, Various.
  3. Unknown newspaper title, Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld. : 1867 - 1919) Saturday 5 January 1907 p 8 Article.
  4. Unknown newspaper title, Goulburn Herald (NSW : 1881 - 1908) Friday 4 January 1907 p 4 Article.
  5. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Deaths 27457/1950 FRENCH SYDNEY ; JOHN ;      CHATSWOOD.

Thomas French1

M, b. June 1854, d. February 1856
  • Thomas French's birth was registered in the an unknown place , Somerset Registration District in the June 1854 Quarter.1,2
  • He was the son of William French and Elizabeth Baker.
  • Thomas Frenchdied in February 1856 an unknown place at age 1 year and 8 months. He was listed as an "infant living" at the time of his brother John's birth but died six weeks later.1,3
  • He was born in 1856 at sea.4

Citations

  1. Letter, Joan Rogers to Audrey Chambers.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Jun 1854
    FRENCH Thomas Chard 5c 520.
  3. John French, Birth Registration 64/1283056/3, Thomas listed as "infant living" (1856 on the "Maitland").
  4. John French, Birth Registration 64/1283056/3 (1856 on the "Maitland").

Thomas French1

M, b. 1890

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1890     C11414     Thomas     French;     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.

Violet French

F, b. 1891, d. 1986
  • Violet French was born in 1891 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.1
  • She was the daughter of John French and Elizabeth Ann Bailey.
  • Violet was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Timothy Vincent O'Leary and May French, daughter of John French and Elizabeth Ann Bailey, on 13 May 1909 in St Mary's Church, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia; The wedding was reported in the Catholic Press - " O'LEARY-- FRENCH. A pretty wedding took place at St. Mary's Church, Tenterfield, on Wednesday, 5th inst., when Mr, T. O'Leary, second son of Mr. D, O'Leary, and Miss May French, eldest daughter of Mr. J. French, were mar ried by the Rev. Father Clancy. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a handsome bridal gown of ivory Japanese silk, made semi-Empire. The bodice opened over a vest of rick silk embossed insertion and folds richly trimmed with silk emboss ed lace to match; the tight-fitting sleeves were ruckled from shoulder to wrist, finish ed with rows of French knots. The plain trained skirt had deep padded hem, being outlined with a single row of Fronch knots. A silk embroidered tulle veil and coronet of orange blossoms completed a very dainty costume. The bride also carried a lovely bridal bouquet of white roses, chrysanthe mums and asparagus fern. She was attend ed by three bridesmaids — Miss Violet French (chief), Miss Nelly O'Leary and Miss Gladys Baker. Each wore pretty gold brooches, gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. J. O 'Leary (brother of the bridegroom) acted as best man. After the ceremony the guests adjourned to the residence of the bride's parents, where a breakfast had been prepared. Mr. and Mrs. O 'Leary left by the evening train, en route to Sydney,on their honeymoon."2
  • At the age of 26 years, Violet French married Walter Daly, son of John Daly and Mary Unknown, in 1917 in Tenterfield, New South Wales.3
  • In 1959,her husband, Walter Daly died in Tenterfield, New South Wales.4
  • On 10 November 1985 Violet was a patient in the Tenterfield hospital. According to her daughter she was 94 years old and very hard of hearing.5
  • Violet French died in 1986.

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth Ref 1891/34537.
  2. Unknown newspaper title, The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942) Thursday 13 May 1909 p 16 Article.
  3. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marr Ref 1917/688 688/1917 DALY       WALTER ; FRENCH VIOLET; TENTERFIELD.
  4. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Deaths 19562/1959 DALY       WALTER ; JOHN ;       MARY ;       TENTERFIELD.
  5. Letter, Bina Daly to Joan Rogers.

Violet French1

F, b. 1877, d. 1971
  • Violet French was born in 1877 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear.1
  • Violet French died in 1971 in Queensland.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1877     C4939     Violet     French     ;Walter     ;Mary Ann Tear.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1971     C5374     Violet     Kettle;     Walter French      ;Mary Ann Sear.

Violet May French1

F, b. 12 May 1899, d. 30 October 1973

Violet Gleeson (daughter of George French & Elizabeth Jane Bentley 1899- ) and her daughters Eileen May Gleeson and ? . Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Violet May French was born on 12 May 1899 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.2,3
  • She was the daughter of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  • Violet May 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.4
  • At the age of 20 years, Violet May French married August William Henry John Gleeson in 1920 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.5
  • Violet moved to Stanthorpe and became a house maid until she married and settled in the area.
  • On 16 August 1963,her husband, August William Henry John Gleeson died in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 68.6,7
  • Violet May French died on 30 October 1973 in Stanthorpe, Queensland, at age 74.3

Child of Violet May French and August William Henry John Gleeson

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Births 16400/1899       FRENCH VIOLET M ; GEORGE ; ELIZABETH J ;      TENTERFIELD.
  3. Barbara Geary, "ChildrenGeorge French & Elizabeth Jane Bentley."
  4. Interview, Joan Rogers, 14/2/2000.
  5. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 8078/1920 GLEESON JOHN W H FRENCH VIOLET M TENTERFIELD.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1963/B60400     Augustus William     Gleeson;     -     ;Nora Gleeson(died 16/8/1963 - date correct when queried in QLD BDM).
  7. Barbara Geary, "ChildrenGeorge French & Elizabeth Jane Bentley", Has parents as Edward GLEESON and Elle FARRELL. QLD.

Walter French1

M, b. circa 1845, d. September 1914
  • Walter French was born circa 1845. He was the son of John French and Jane Poole.1,2
  • Walter French married Mary Ann Sear in 1873 in Queensland.1,3
  • Walter French and Mary Ann Sear appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Ravensbourne. Walter was a farmer. Their son George was a labourer at the Settlement.4
  • Walter French died in September 1914 in Brisbane, Queensland.5,2
  • He was buried on 6 September 1914 in Toowong Cemetery.5

Children of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1887     C9820     Eva Jane     French     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1914     B19931     Walter     French;     John French      ;Jane Poole.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1873     C720     Walter     French     ;Mary Ann     Sear.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Moreton Sub Div Ravensbourne.
  5. Brisbane City Council Grave Finder, online http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_899
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1941     B51635     Walter Herbert     French     ;Walter ;     Mary Ann Sear.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1875     C3667     Bertha Lilias     French;     Walter     ;Mary Ann Sear.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1877     C4939     Violet     French     ;Walter     ;Mary Ann Tear.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1879     C5446     Isabel     French;     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1881     C5998     George Edward     French     ;Walter     ;Mary Ann Sear.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1883     C7253     Olive     French     ;Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1885     C8488     Ethel     French;     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1889     C10682     Alice Maud     French;     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.
  14. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1890     C11414     Thomas     French;     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.
  15. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1944     B66487     Arthur Ernest     French;     Walter; French     Mary Ann Sear.
  16. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1894     C10338     Edith Hope     ;French     Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.
  17. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1897     C10390     Harriet May     French     ;Walter;     Mary Ann Sear.

Walter Herbert French1

M, b. 1873, d. April 1941
  • Walter Herbert French was born in 1873 in Stanthorpe.1
  • He was the son of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear.1
  • Walter Herbert French enlisted in the AIF on 19 October 1915 in Brisbane. He was a 42 year old engine driver and gave his wife Edith Eleanor of Kettet St Toowong as his next of kin. He was part of the Tropical Force and was discharged on 29 June 1917.2
  • Walter Herbert French died in April 1941 in Brisbane, Queensland.1
  • He was buried on 15 April 1941 in Toowong Cemetery.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1941     B51635     Walter Herbert     French     ;Walter ;     Mary Ann Sear.
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record Walter Herbert French.
  3. Brisbane City Council Grave Finder, online http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_899

William French1

M, b. 31 July 1831, d. 10 July 1878
  • William French was baptized on 31 July 1831 in Haselbury-Plucknett, Somerset, England.2,3,4
  • He was the son of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census William 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 7 June 1841 census William 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.5,6
  • At the age of 22 years, 1 month and 12 days, William French married Elizabeth Baker, daughter of Thomas Baker and Eliza McGowan, on 13 September 1853 in Ilminster, Somerset, England. Elizabeth and William were married by banns, their witnesses being John Clarke and Francis Taylor. - William is listed as a weaver of Ilminister as is Elizabeth - his father Jacob French - Labourer; her Father Thomas Baker - cooper. Both William and Elizabeth signed with their mark, although Elizabeth could write. Both were Church of England.7,8
  • William French's and Elizabeth Baker's son Thomas was born in 1854 in Somerset.
  • William French and Elizabeth Baker immigrated to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 16 December 1855. The "Maitland" departed Southhampton and arrived in Sydney on the 22 April 1856. With William and Elizabeth was their young son, Thomas aged 18 months. Sadly he died on the voyage to Australia. Their second son John was born on the voyage. According to immigration records, William, aged 24, could neither read or write at the time he migrated to Australia. William's occupation at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth was a weaver, but at the time he immigrated he was listed as a farm labourer, perhaps to improve his chances of being accepted as a person useful to the colony of Australia. William stated he had been born at Hazelbury, Somerset and that his father Jacob French was deceased but his mother Hannah was living at Wiesit, Somerset.
    Elizabeth, aged 24, could both read and write. Her parents Thomas and Eliza Baker were both deceased. Both William and Elizabeth were Church of England.9
  • William French's and Elizabeth Baker's third and fourth children James William and Eliza Jane was born between 1858 and 1860 in Castlereagh, New South Wales. . During this time William was working as a labourer at Caslereagh (west of Sydney.)10
  • In 1860 William's sister Prudence and her husband, William Chick came to Australia. It appeares that William and Prudance made their way to the Morpeth district where their first child was born in 1862. William French would have been living in the Paterson District at that time, and the families both lived in the Paterson District after about 1864.
  • The family moved several times over the next few years. Daughter Ellen was born at Gostwyck (south of Armidale) on 11 January 1864. They moved back to the Paterson River district where Elizabeth was born on 25 February 1866. The family once again moved north. George was born at "Walhalla" Station near Werris Creek (south of Tamworth) in 1867 where William worked for the Christian family before moving with them to Clifton Station near Tenterfield around 1870.11,2
  • On 26 January 1875 he was a farmer at Six Mile Creek, near Tenterfield at the time of William George's birth.12
  • William French died on 10 July 1878 in Six Mile, Tenterfield, New South Wales, at age 46. 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.1
  • He was buried 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.1
    Unmarked grave of William French, son of Jacob French & Hannah Osborne. (1833-1878). Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • William and Elizabeth's names are amongst those on a memorial in Rotary Park, Tenterfield.13
    Pioneer Plaque in Rotary Park, Tenterfield
    William & Elizabeth French - Tenterfield Pioneers honoured in Rotary Park, Tenterfield

Children of William French and Elizabeth Baker

Citations

  1. William French, Death Registration (1878).
  2. Ellen French, Birth Registration 64/12830 (1864).
  3. 1841 Census, unknown repository address, Transcript.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Baptisms.
  5. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  6. Julia Maine, "E-mail Julia Maine," e-mail to Audrey, 8 April 2009, 1851 Census Transcript.
  7. Letter, Joan Rogers to Audrey Chambers, Parish records - Ilminster Marriages.
  8. Norma Baker, "T Baker Descendants," e-mail to Audrey, 13 April 2002.
  9. William French & Elizabeth Baker, "Maitland" Board's Immigrant List for the "Maitland", 16/12/1855.
  10. James William French, Birth Registraion 58/1095 (1858).
  11. Elizabeth French, Birth Certificate 66/13000 (1866).
  12. William George French, Birth Registraion 75/20340 (1875).
  13. Unknown subject Photograph.

William French1

M, b. 1886, d. 1922
  • William French was born in 1886 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of James William French and Mary Jane O'Brien.
  • William French died in 1922 in St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales.2

Citations

  1. Alan Taber, Jan, 2000.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Deaths 8356/1922 FRENCH WILLIAM ; JAMES W; MARY J ;      ST PETERS.

William French1

M, b. circa 1860
  • William French was born circa 1860.1
  • In 1901 William was listed as a farmer of Ravensbourne in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.1

Citations

  1. Crows Nest & District Tourist and Progress Association Inc, " From Tall Timbers", Page 162.

William David (Dave) French1,2

M, b. 1903, d. 1 September 1953
  • William David (Dave) French was born in 1903 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of William George (Bill) French and Mary Jane (Bid) Hood.1
  • William David (Dave) French died on 1 September 1953 in Cunnamore, Maleny, Queensland. He was killed by a falling tree. The Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser reported on 4 Sep :- " Timber-Cutter Fatally Injured - William David French (50 years), a timber-cutter, of Curramore, was struck on the head by a limb of a tree, whilst working in timber country on Tuesday. He vvas carried in an unconscious condition half a mile to tne road side camp and transported by ambulance to the Maleny Hospital in a serious condition. Later he was removed to Nambour Hospital, where he succumbed to tne injuries the same evening."3,4,5
  • He was buried on 4 September 1953 in Toowong Cemetery. He is buried in the same grave as William Stephen French who died in 1940 aged 6 months, perhaps his son although there were no parents names given on his death registration, and his sister Mary Elizabeth who died in 1927 aged 15 years.6,7

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1903/C4780     William David     French;     William Henry;     Mary Jane Hood.
  2. Various Werner & French Photos, Various.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1953/C2819 William David     French;     William Henry;     Mary Jane Hood.
  4. J Gerrard, "French Family."
  5. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1922 - 1954) Friday 4 September 1953 p 7 Article.
  6. Brisbane City Council Grave Finder, online http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_899, Toowong Cemetery.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1940/B47858     William Stephen     French;-;-.

William George French1

M, b. 22 June 1866, d. 1958
  • William George French was born on 22 June 1866 in Queensland. He was the son of Benjamin French and Martha McQuillan.1,2
  • At the age of 22 years, William George French married Harriet Gowlett, daughter of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin, in 1889 in Queensland. The family moved to Brisbane in the 1900's.1
  • In February 1928,his wife, Harriet Gowlett died in Brisbane, Queensland.3
  • William George French died in 1958 in Brisbane, Queensland.4

Children of William George French and Harriet Gowlett

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1889/C882     Gowlett     Harriet;     French     William George.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1866/C539     William George     French;     Benjamin;     Martha McQuillen.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1928/B3861     Harriet     French;     William Gowlett      ;Sarah Ann Unwin.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1958/B24028     William George     French;     Benjamin ;     Martha McQuillen.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1889/C9935     George Henry     French     ;William George;     Harriet Gowlett.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1891/C11245     Mildred Maud     French;     William George;     Harriet Gowlett.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1894/C10572     Alma Blanche     French;     William George;     Harriett Gowlett.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1905/B9598     William Roy     French;     William George;     Harriet Gowlett.

William George (Bill) French

M, b. 26 January 1875, d. 21 January 1945

Bill (William George) & Bid (Mary Jane) French and five of their chidren. Photo thanks to Helen J.
  • William George (Bill) French was also known as William Henry French. William is referred to as William Henry French on all official documentation after his birth. Perhaps his mother gave the wrong second name at the time she registered his birht. His older brother was named George so it is not likely that the next child would be named William George.
  • He was born on 26 January 1875 in Ten Mile Creek, Tenterfield, New South Wales. His mother Elizabeth registered his birth, signing with her mark.1,2
  • He was the son of William French and Elizabeth Baker.
  • The following article appeared in the the Australian Town and Country Journal on 29 April 1893. " Tenterfield Accident.-Wm. French met with a painful accident on Saturday while feeding a barkmill at Whereat's Tannery, whereby he had his right hand mangled in the cogs of the machine. A lad named Westbury saw the accident, and pulled off the bolt, saving French's life. The unfortunate lad was taken to the hospital, where Dr. Morice deemed it prudent to amputate the arm below the elbow. Tho youth is doing as well and can be expected."
    However, William was not defeated by this accident as shown by this report in the Maitland Mercury in December of that year :- "A few months ago a young man named William French, a resident of Tenterfield, met with an accident which deprived him of his right hand, but through the exertions o£ some friends sufficient money was raised to enable him to start a small business. Since then French has mustered the mysteries of wood-carving, fret work, etc, and some specimens of his talent are said to be splendidly executed. He has also with his left hand alone constructed a richly carved cheffonier, and the steady pluck and industry which be has shown all round in overcoming trouble and pain is worthy of all commendation."3,4
  • William George (Bill) French appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. He was a labourer.5
  • At the age of 28 years, 2 months and 12 days, William George (Bill) French married Mary Jane (Bid) Hood, daughter of Stephen Hood and Emily Williams, on 7 April 1903 in Thornville, Queensland, Australia. The marriage took place at Williams home at Thornville where he owned a farm near Bum Bum Creek. William's occupation was given as a carpenter and he was 28 years old. Mary Jane was 19, a domestic born and living at Nanango.6,7
  • William George (Bill) French and Mary Jane (Bid) Hood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. William was a hairdresser.8
  • William George (Bill) French died on 21 January 1945 in Queensland at age 69. His funeral notice stated he lived at Llewelyn Street, Toowoomba.9,10,11
  • He was buried on 24 January 1945 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.10

Children of William George (Bill) French and Mary Jane (Bid) Hood

Citations

  1. Letter, Joan Rogers to Audrey Chambers.
  2. William George French, Birth Registraion 75/20340 (1875).
  3. Unknown newspaper title, Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 29 April 1893 p 17 Article.
  4. Unknown newspaper title, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893) Saturday 2 December 1893 Supplement: Second sheet to the Maitland Mercury p 2 Article.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div. Darling Downs - Crow's Nest.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1903/C502 Hood     Mary Jane;     French     William Henry.
  7. Helen Jones, "Desc of Louis Werner & Elizabeth French."
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crows Nest 1913.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1945/C1111 William Henry French;     William     ;Elizabeth Hoskins.      
  10. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.
  11. Unknown newspaper title, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Monday 22 January 1945 p 6 Family Notices.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1903/C4780     William David     French;     William Henry;     Mary Jane Hood.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1904/C5584     George Daniel     French;     William Henry;     Mary Jane Hood.
  14. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 26465/1906       FRENCH JAMES F ; WILLIAM H ; MARY J ; MURWILLUMBAH.
  15. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 16803/1909       FRENCH CHARLES A ; WILLIAM H ; MARY J ;      MURWILLUMBAH.
  16. Various Werner & French Photos, Various.
  17. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1980/3873     John Arthur     French;     William Henry ;     Mary Jane Hood.