Frank Gillies1

M, b. circa 1910

Citations

  1. Gloria J Glass, "More Pioneers in Petticoats", Page 123.

Herbert Francis Gillies1

M, b. 13 February 1918, d. 4 November 1985
  • Herbert Francis Gillies was born on 13 February 1918 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.2
  • He was the son of Francis Walter (Walter) Gillies and Anna Louisa Lowien.
  • Herbert Francis Gillies enlisted in the Military on 21 January 1941 in Toowoomba, Queensland. His service number was QX16583 and he listed his father Frank as next of kin. He served in the Middle East and was discharge on 29 October 1944.2
  • At the age of 30 years, 4 months and 24 days, Herbert Francis Gillies married Elinor Davis on 7 July 1948.
  • Herbert Francis Gillies died on 4 November 1985 in Queensland at age 67.3

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, War Service Record - full copy available online.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1985     57928     Herbert Francis     Gillies;     Francis Walter Gillies     ;Annie Louisa Lowien.

Irene Ann Gillies1

F, b. 13 September 1914

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1943.

James Donaldson Gillies1

M, b. circa 1875, d. 1958

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1896/C583     Diamond     Catherine Elizabeth;     Gillies     James Donaldson.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1952/B38801      Catherine     Gillies;     Laurence Diamond     ;Mary Jane.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1958/B25596      James Donaldson     Gillies;     Donald;     Jane.

James Herbert (Herb) Gillies1

M, b. 31 July 1887, d. 4 September 1917

James Herbert Gillies (1887-1917)
  • James Herbert (Herb) Gillies was born on 31 July 1887 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson.
  • James Herbert (Herb) Gillies commenced school on 16 November 1891 at Crow's Nest State School. aged 5 years. He left the school in December 1892.2
  • He's name was added to the list of children likely to attend the proposed new Mossview School (Bum Bum Creek) that was to be established on land donated by Frank Gillies at Emu Creek by his father, Francis Gillies on 29 August 1892. She had previously attended Crow's Nest School
    ; Frank added the names of his children William 12, Rose 10, Walter 8, Jessy 6 and Herbert 5 to the list of children likely to attend the proposed new Mossview School that was to be established on land donated by Frank at Emu Creek. He lived on Portion36about 1 1/2 miles from the site. The children had previously attended Crow's Nest School.3
  • James Herbert (Herb) Gillies most likely commenced school in 1893 at Moss View Provisional School.4
  • In 1907 Frank and Mary had a family portrait taken with their seven children William Donald, Rose Elizabeth, Francis Walter, Jessie Jane, James Herbert, Alice Ann and Catherine Agnes.5
  • This photo of the Emu Creek (Mossview) Cricket Team was around 1910. Thomas and Amand Broadfoot sponsored the team and it is thought that they are the couple in the middle front of the photo. Their son James is sitting on his father's knee.6
  • In September 1911 The Brisbane Courier reported on 17 Sep 1911 - The following officers have been elected in connection with the Moss View Cricket Club (Emu Creek ) President Mr. H Gillies vice-president. Mr J Patch secretary Mr O Maddern selection committee. Messrs H. Gillies Maddern and J. Patch. A successful dance in aid of the club was held last Friday night Mr H. Gillies had charge of the dancing and the music was supplied by Messrs Maddern Brothers, J Patch and E Luxford.7
  • At the age of 25 years, 4 months and 4 days, James Herbert (Herb) Gillies married Jessie Agnes Bailey, daughter of Thomas Bailey and Jessie Black, on 4 December 1912 in Emu Creek.8
    James Herbert Gillies & Jessie Agnes Bailey - married 4 December 1912.
  • James Herbert (Herb) Gillies was buried on 4 September 1917 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. James' gravestone reads-
    in loving memory of my dear husband james herbert gillies who passed away on the 4th september 1917 aged 30 years "not now, some day we'll understand".9
  • James Herbert (Herb) Gillies died on 4 September 1917 in Crow's Nest, Queensland, Australia, at age 30. A niece recalls "James Herbert died from lock jaw from a cut he received on his toe while he was chopping wood. His sister Alice always carried a picture of him in her locket as she was very close to him. After his death in 1917 her next son, was named after him."
    The Brisbane Courier, however, reported "The sudden death is reported of Mr. James Herbert Gillies of Emu Creek, from heart failure (our Crow's Nest correspondent wired yesterday). The deceased, who leaves a widow and two children, was 29 years of age, and highly respected. The funeral was largely attended, the Rev. Pope conducting the service at the graveside."10,11,12,13

Children of James Herbert (Herb) Gillies and Jessie Agnes Bailey

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  2. Print from Microfiche; Biggenden State School.
  3. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Porposed list of Students for Moss View (Bum Bum Creek) School.
  4. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, List of Parents & Children residing near proposed Jubilee Vale School.
  5. John William Bidgood Photograph, 1938.
  6. Unknown subject Photograph.
  7. Unknown newspaper title, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Monday 18 September 1911 p 10 Article.
  8. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 12/003528.
  9. Various Peoples Headstones Crows Nest Cemetery, Audrey, 1999.
  10. Crows Nest Cemetery Graves, online http://www.crowsnestshire.qld.gov.au/sub/cemetery/…
  11. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 17/003521.
  12. Interview, VA, October 1999.
  13. Unknown newspaper title, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Saturday 8 September 1917 p 15 Article.

Jessie Jane Gillies

F, b. 27 May 1885, d. 7 October 1974
  • Jessie Jane Gillies was born on 27 May 1885 in Geham, Queensland, Australia.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson.
  • Jessie Jane Gillies commenced school on 16 November 1891 at Crow's Nest State School. at the age of 6 years 6 months. She left in December 1892.3
  • She's name was added to the list of children likely to attend the proposed new Mossview School (Bum Bum Creek) that was to be established on land donated by Frank Gillies at Emu Creek by her father, Francis Gillies on 29 August 1892. She had previously attended Crow's Nest School
    ; Frank added the names of his children William 12, Rose 10, Walter 8, Jessy 6 and Herbert 5 to the list of children likely to attend the proposed new Mossview School that was to be established on land donated by Frank at Emu Creek. He lived on Portion36about 1 1/2 miles from the site. The children had previously attended Crow's Nest School.4
  • Jessie Jane Gillies commenced school in 1893 at Moss View Provisional School.5
  • In 1907 Frank and Mary had a family portrait taken with their seven children William Donald, Rose Elizabeth, Francis Walter, Jessie Jane, James Herbert, Alice Ann and Catherine Agnes.6
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll with Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson in 1908 in Hopefield, Djuan. Frank was a farmer and Mary carried out home duties. Jessie Jane also lived with them and carried out home duties. William Donald and Walter Francis were also listed as farmers at Hopefield.7
  • At the age of 25 years, 8 months and 19 days, Jessie Jane Gillies married James Adolphus Perkins, son of Thomas Perkins and Annie Maria Brown, on 15 February 1911 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland. It was a double wedding with her sister Alice Ann and Egbert Maddern at the Residence of Francis Gillies, Emu Creek. James was a farmer at Thornville at the time of his marriage.2,8
    James Perkins and Jessie Gillies taken on their wedding day 15 February 1911, at Frank and Mary Gillies house. Jessie and James were married in a double ceremony with her sister Alice and Egbert Maddern.
  • On 30 June 1946,her husband, James Adolphus Perkins died in Nanango, Queensland, at age 66.9
  • Jessie Jane Gillies died on 7 October 1974 in Nanango, Queensland, at age 89.
  • She was buried in Nanango Cemetery.10

Children of Jessie Jane Gillies and James Adolphus Perkins

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. Jessie Jane Gillies, Birth Certificate 1885/2890 10999 (1885).
  3. Print from Microfiche; Biggenden State School, Crow's Nest School.
  4. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Porposed list of Students for Moss View (Bum Bum Creek) School.
  5. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, List of Parents & Children residing near proposed Jubilee Vale School.
  6. John William Bidgood Photograph, 1938.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1908 Div Darling Downs, Sub Div Crow's Nest.
  8. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 11/003031.
  9. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 1946/C3913     James Adolphus     Perkins;     Thomas;     Annie Maria Brown.
  10. Rootsweb's Mailing List, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Email Julie Dern.

John Thomas Gillies

M, b. 16 July 1889, d. 21 January 1890
  • John Thomas Gillies was born on 16 July 1889 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson.
  • John Thomas Gillies died on 21 January 1890 in Ebenezer, Fassifern, Queensland. He and his mother Mary were staying with her parents James and Elizabeth Robinson at Ebenezer at the time of his death. He was just 6 months old.1,2
  • He was buried on 23 January 1890 in Jeebropilly Cemetery, Ebenezer, Fassifern, Queensland.1

Citations

  1. John Thomas Gillies, Death Certificate of John Thomas Gillies.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 90/001789.

Mabel Maud Gillies

F, b. 26 March 1913

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1939     C5101     Mabel Maud     Gillies;     Reginald Herbert     Briskey.
  3. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com
  4. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 1980     3204     Reginald Herbert     Briskey;     Henry Peter Briskey;     Amelia Augusta Otto.

Mary Ann Gillies1

F, b. 10 May 1908, d. 19 May 1988

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  2. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1930.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs, Sub Div Crow's Nest 1943.

Mervyn Herbert (Vince) Gillies1

M, b. 29 June 1916, d. 22 December 2003
  • Mervyn Herbert (Vince) Gillies was born on 29 June 1916.
  • He was the son of James Herbert (Herb) Gillies and Jessie Agnes Bailey.
  • Mervyn was the best man at the wedding of Cyril James Austin and Catherine Jean Gillies, daughter of James Herbert (Herb) Gillies and Jessie Agnes Bailey, on 10 October 1935 in Methodist Church, Crow's Nest.2
  • Mervyn Herbert (Vince) Gillies and Jessie Agnes Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Mountain Camp N. Jessie carried out home duties and her son Mervyn was a farmer.3
  • Mervyn Herbert (Vince) Gillies died on 22 December 2003 at age 87.4
  • His funeral notice appeared The Toowoomba Chronicle on 29 December 2003.GILLIES, Mervyn Herbert, late of Emu Creek, Crows Nest, passed away peacefully in theToowoomba Base Hospital, on 22nd December, 2003, aged 87 years. Beloved husband of Merle. Loved brother of Cath, and loved uncle of Graham and Denis Austin, and Ross Stanger and their families and loved brother-in-law of the Breydon families. Relatives and
    friends are respectfully invited to attend MERV'S funeral to be held at the Uniting Church, Crow's Nest, service commencing at 10.00 a.m.,TUESDAY (30th December, 2003) followed by interment at Crows Nest Lawn Cemetery. In God's Care.5
  • He was buried on 30 December 2003 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.4

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. Conversation, Mum, 16 Jul 2013, D Austin.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1943.
  4. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  5. Australian Newspapers Extracts, online http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/…

Olive May Gillies

F, b. 16 April 1922, d. 29 August 2004

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php

Rose Elizabeth Gillies

F, b. 9 January 1881, d. 2 September 1946
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies was born on 9 January 1881 in Crow's Nest, Queensland. Her birth registration states her father was a 35 year old carried born Maitland NSW (this information is incorrect. The details belong to the next birth registered that of Ellen Caroline Brown - daughter of Edward Brown). Her parents were married 22 May 1876 (incorrect) at Meringandan Downs and her mother was formerly Robinson born York, England aged 26 years. The informant was Francis Gillies of Crow's Nest and witness to the birth Mrs Robinson.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson.
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies commenced school on 16 November 1891 at Crow's Nest State School. aged 10 years. She left in Dec 1892.
  • She witnessed the Note of Francis Gillies on 29 August 1892; Frank added the names of his children William 12, Rose 10, Walter 8, Jessy 6 and Herbert 5 to the list of children likely to attend the proposed new Mossview School that was to be established on land donated by Frank at Emu Creek. He lived on Portion36about 1 1/2 miles from the site. The children had previously attended Crow's Nest School.3
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies commenced school in 1893 at Mossview Provisional School. Rose Elizabeth Gillies most likely commenced school <1893> at Mossview Provisional School.4 <. [P] most likely commenced school <[D]> at [L] <. [M]>>
  • At the age of 18 years, 4 months and 28 days, Rose Elizabeth Gillies married James Henry Brown, son of Edward Brown and Margaret Bowden, on 6 June 1899.5
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies and James Henry Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. James was a farmer.6
  • In 1907 Frank and Mary had a family portrait taken with their seven children William Donald, Rose Elizabeth, Francis Walter, Jessie Jane, James Herbert, Alice Ann and Catherine Agnes.7
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies and James Henry Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Thornville. James was a farmer. Their daughter Margaret most likely lived with them.8
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies and James Henry Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Thornville, Crow's Nest. James was a farmer at Thornville, Rose was listed as living at Wutul. Their sons Richard, Ron (listed on the roll as Roy) and Sydney,labourers also lived at Thornville as did son Frank. Daughter Madge also lived at Thornville.9
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies died on 2 September 1946 in Queensland at age 65.10
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.11

Children of Rose Elizabeth Gillies and James Henry Brown

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth 1881     C5896     Rose Elizabeth     Gillies     ;Francis     ;Mary Robinson.
  2. Rose Elizabeth Gillies, Birth Registration 5896 (1881).
  3. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Porposed list of Students for Moss View (Bum Bum Creek) School.
  4. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, List of Parents & Children residing near proposed Jubilee Vale School.
  5. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs - Crows Nest 1903.
  7. John William Bidgood Photograph, 1938.
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crows Nest 1930.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crows Nest 1943.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death1946/C4318     Rose Elizabeth     Brown;     Francis Gillies     ;Mary Robinson.
  11. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Crows Nest Cemetery.

Sydney George Gillies1

M, b. 16 August 1911, d. April 1992
  • Sydney George Gillies was born on 16 August 1911 in Queensland.2
  • He was the son of Francis Walter (Walter) Gillies and Anna Louisa Lowien.
  • At the age of 31 years, 1 month and 14 days, Sydney George Gillies married Lucy Alice Maddern, daughter of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies, on 30 September 1942 in Emu Creek Methodist Church, Queensland. Vera Maddern was bridesmaid and Clarence Gillies Best Man.1,3
  • In 1942 Sydney George Gillies and Lucy Alice Maddern lived near Cooyar, Queensland. Syd's parents had a dairy farm there. Their first two children were born there and the family lived there until 1945 when Syd bought his own dairy and grain farm at Koolragen.4
  • Sydney George Gillies and Lucy Alice Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at East Cooyar. Syd was a farmer. His parents and brothers also farmed at East Cooyar.5
  • In 1954 Sydney George Gillies and Lucy Alice Maddern lived in Gayndah where Syd had bought a cattle grazing property named "Holroyd". Their last child was born there.4
  • In 1958 Syd won a cattle grazing selection in a land ballot. Syd, Lucy and the family moved to Twin Hills near Clermont where they spent the rest of their lives.4
  • Sydney George Gillies and Lucy Alice Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at Mt Gregory, Clermont. Syd was a grazier and Lucy carried out home duties. Their sons Ivan, a station hand, and Ron, a station hand, and Ron's wife Caroling also lived on the property.6
  • Sydney George Gillies died in April 1992 at age 80. He suffered from heart disease.4

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  3. Interview, Des Lowien, 2003.
  4. Letter, Gloria Warren to Audrey Chambers, 24 June 2009.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1943.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div of Kennedy Sub Div Clermont 1980.

William Donald Gillies

M, b. 22 February 1879, d. 3 September 1957
  • William Donald Gillies was born on 22 February 1879 in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland, Australia.1
  • He was the son of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson.
  • William Donald Gillies's name was added to the list of children likely to attend the proposed new Mossview School (Bum Bum Creek) that was to be established on land donated by Frank Gillies at Emu Creek by his father, Francis Gillies on 29 August 1892. She had previously attended Crow's Nest School
    ; Frank added the names of his children William 12, Rose 10, Walter 8, Jessy 6 and Herbert 5 to the list of children likely to attend the proposed new Mossview School that was to be established on land donated by Frank at Emu Creek. He lived on Portion36about 1 1/2 miles from the site. The children had previously attended Crow's Nest School.2
  • William Donald Gillies most likely commenced school in 1893 at Moss View Provisional School.3
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. William was a teamster. His parents Frank and Mary were farming at Djuan at the time.4
  • At the age of 24 years, 9 months and 2 days, William Donald Gillies married Mabel Gertrude Perkins, daughter of Thomas Perkins and Annie Maria Brown, on 24 November 1903. Mabel is the sister of James Perkins who married Jessie Jane Gillies.5
  • In 1907 Frank and Mary had a family portrait taken with their seven children William Donald, Rose Elizabeth, Francis Walter, Jessie Jane, James Herbert, Alice Ann and Catherine Agnes.6
  • William Donald Gillies and Mabel Gertrude Perkins appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Hopefield, Djuan. Bill was a farmer and Mabel carried out home duties. They appeared to be living at Bill's parents' property.7
  • William Donald Gillies and Mabel Gertrude Perkins appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Hopefield, Bum Bum Creek. William was a teamster. Daughter Mary Ann carried out home duties.8
  • William Donald Gillies and Mabel Gertrude Perkins appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at "Hopefield", Bum Bum Creek, Crow's Nest. William was a teamster.9
  • William Donald Gillies died on 3 September 1957 in Queensland at age 78.10
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. William and Mabel's gravestone reads-
    in loving memory of our dear husband and our father william donald gillies died sep 3rd 1957 aged 78 years and our dear mother Mabel gertrude gillies died april 3rd 1968 aged 85 years.11

Children of William Donald Gillies and Mabel Gertrude Perkins

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth 1879/C1442     William Donald     Gillis;     Francis;     Mary Robinson.
  2. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Porposed list of Students for Moss View (Bum Bum Creek) School.
  3. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, List of Parents & Children residing near proposed Jubilee Vale School.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div. Darling Downs - Crow's Nest.
  5. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  6. John William Bidgood Photograph, 1938.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1908 Div Darling Downs, Sub Div Crow's Nest.
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1930.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1943.
  10. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 1957/C4191     William Donald     Gillies;     Francis;     Mary Robinson.
  11. Various Peoples Headstones Crows Nest Cemetery, Audrey, 1999.

William Thomas Gillies1,2

M, b. 9 April 1904, d. 7 July 1985
  • William Thomas Gillies was born on 9 April 1904 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.2,3
  • He was the son of William Donald Gillies and Mabel Gertrude Perkins.
  • William Thomas Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Mountain Camp N. William was a farmer.4
  • At the age of 27 years, 1 month and 17 days, William Thomas Gillies married Ellen le Feuvre, daughter of Arthur Hodgson Le Feuvre and Wilhelmine Lowien, on 26 May 1931.3
  • William Thomas Gillies enlisted in the Military on 20 May 1942 in Cooyar, Queensland. He was a farmer of East Cooyar and listed his next of kin as Ellen, his wife. He was a member of the VDF.3
  • He and Ellen le Feuvre appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at East Cooyar. William was a farmer.5
  • William Thomas Gillies died on 7 July 1985 in Queensland at age 81.6

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  3. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, War Service Record.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1930.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1943.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1985     54559     William Thomas     Gillies     ;William Donald Gillies     ;Mabel Gertrude Perkins.

Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman1

F, b. 11 October 1852, d. 28 February 1922

Ellen (nee Gillis) & James Burgess
Ellen Gillis and James Burgess & their children. L to R Alice, Annie, and Alf. Taken c 1885. Photo from Dot Perkins
  • Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman was born on 11 October 1852 in Miles, Queensland.2,1
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Bridgeman and Jane Eyles.1
  • Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman was christened on 2 July 1854 in Moreton Bay District, Queensland.1
  • On 30 August 1871 The Darling Downs Gazette reported:- " Monday, August 28.
    (Mr W. Beit J.P took his seat on the Bench). Matthew Grehan v W. Gilles jun. - The defendant, a boy from ten to twelve years of age, was charged with illegally selling horses, the property of the complainant. Mr Hamilton for the Defendant. Wm Leath said that on Friday the 18th instant he saw the defendant riding a horse which he believed to be the property of the complainant; could not swear to the brand, and would not undertake to swear to the horse if he saw it again. Case dismissed. Matthew Grehan v Ellen Gilles - The defendant in this case was charged with illegally working the same animal. Mr Hamilton for defendant. Matthew Grehan, said that on Sunday the 20th instant he saw the defendant riding the horse at his father's place at Highfields which belonged to him; never gave permission to use the horse, either on that day or at any other time; the horse was now in the bush, and usually ran about two miles from the defendant's home. Mr Hamilton said that the complainant was bound to produce the horse and to prove that it was his own property; he (Mr Hamilton) would perhaps on the production of the horse be in a position to prove that the horse did not belong to the complainant, or that a question of ownership which was involved would be fatal to the case. The further hearing was then adjourned to Monday next, in order to allow the complainant an opportunity of bringing in the horses."3
  • At the age of 20 years, 4 months and 8 days, Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman married James Burgess, son of Phillip Burgess and Lydia Jackson, on 19 February 1873 in St James Church, Toowoomba, Queensland. It was a double Wedding with her sister Catherine Gillis & Allan Burgess, James' brother.4,5
  • Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman and James Burgess appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. James was a farmer. Their son Alfred was also farming at Djuan. Their daughter Alice was living with them.6
  • Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman and James Burgess appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Woodvale, Bum Bum Creek. James was a farmer. The son Alfred, a farmer and daughter Alice also lived at Woodvale (by now she was married but had not changed her name on the roll.)7
  • Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman died on 28 February 1922 in Queensland at age 69.8,9
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. Helen and James headstones read -
    in loving memory of Helen Burgess of crows nest beloved wife of James Burgess of Crows Nest who died feb 28 1922 "not lost but gone before" also James Burgess died 15th april 1932 aged 89 1/2 years.10
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. James & Helen's names were amongst them.11
    Memorial Plaque to James & Helen Burgess - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman and James Burgess

Citations

  1. Unknown volume, Baptism Certificate Ellen Gillis, 1854, unknown repository.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Baptism - Ellen Gillis 1054/BP2794.
  3. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1858 - 1880) Wednesday 30 August 1871 p 2 Article.
  4. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  5. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage - 1873/0082.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs - Crow's Nest.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crows Nest 1908.
  8. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 1922     C1023;     Helen     Burgess     ;William Patrick Gillis;     Janet Ilse.
  9. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Crows Nest Cemetery.
  10. James and Helen Burgess Headstone, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  11. Unknown subject Photograph, 2012.

Agnes Gillis

F, b. 26 March 1862, d. 30 March 1939

Agnes Gillis (1862-1939) and John McGregor (1856-1929)
  • Agnes Gillis was born on 26 March 1862 in Wallan, Queensland, Australia.1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Gillis and Jane Eyles.3
  • Agnes Gilliswas 10 years old when her parents moved to Meringandan, Queensland in 1872.4,5
  • At the age of 17 years, 10 months and 20 days, Agnes Gillis married John McGregor on 15 February 1880 in Meringandan, Queensland.2,6
  • On 5 February 1891Agnes Gillis was named as a beneficiary of Jane Eyles's will. She bequeathed her daughter Agnes, the wife of John McGregor eight cows, and her daughter Ida wife of Walter Wood eight cows also (to be selected after Agnes had chosen hers). She bequeathed her son William Patrick the threshing machine; her daughter Alice Anderson portion 969, parish of Meringandan (80 acres); her daughter Agnes McGregor portions 1928 and 973, parish of Meringandan (80 acres in total); forty pound each to Chalres Walter Bridgeman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. The remainder of her estate was to be sold by her executors Francis Gillis and John McGregor and distributed equally between Charles Walter Bridegman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Agnes McGregor, Ida Wood, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. Her daughter Helen (Ellen) Burgess was not mentioned in the will.4
  • On 12 January 1929,her husband, John McGregor died in Queensland at age 72.7,8
  • Agnes Gillis died on 30 March 1939 in Queensland at age 77.9,10,8
  • She was buried on 31 March 1939 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. She is buried next to John.8

Children of Agnes Gillis and John McGregor

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 1862/000012.
  2. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  3. Agnes Gillis, Birth Certificate 1862/12143 (1862).
  4. Unknown, Book - "The McGregor History."
  5. Ida Amelia Gillis, Birth Registration 1872/3463 (1872).
  6. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pedigree File Submitted by Sandra Short.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1929/C973     John     McGregor;     John     ;Anne.
  8. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  9. Sandra Delphine Johnson, "Bidgood Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:HCX8-K6.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deat h1939/C2230     Agnes McGregor;     William Gillies;     Jane Anthony (name should be Jane Eyles).

Agnes Gillis1

F, b. 1 March 1890, d. 1890

Citations

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pedigree File Submitted by Sandra Short.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1890/C1296     Gillis     Agnes     William Patrick Gillis     Eliza Izzard.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1890/C3425     Gillis     Agnes     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.

Alice Gillis

F, b. 17 August 1856, d. 9 August 1913

Alice Anderson (1856-1913) nee Gillis, formerly Plant. Taken from the book "More Pioneers in Petticoats"
  • Alice Gillis was born on 17 August 1856 in Queensland. At the time of her birth William was working at Bogandilla Station, part of the Wallan Creek run.
    She was baptised at Wallan Station on 16 June 1857.1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Gillis and Jane Eyles.
  • At the age of 16 years and 26 days, Alice Gillis married John Plant, son of Samuel Plant and Jane Bell, on 12 September 1872 in St Marks Church, Warwick, Queensland. The marriage certificate shows she was 21 not sixteen, and that he was 30, not 41 suggesting that she did not have parental permission to marry John. They had travelled over 100 miles from her home at Gowrie Little Plain, to Warwick to be married. John's birthplace was given as Virgina, Co Cavan, Ireland and he was a farmerof Highfields at the time of his marriage. His parents were Samuel Plant and Jane Bell. Alice's parents were listed as William Gillis and Jane Oils. Witnesses to the marriage were Patrick McMahon and F. Wilson.3,2
  • On 9 May 1883,her husband, John Plant died in Queensland at age 52. He had been thrown from a horse shattering his leg and lay out in the bush over night. He subsequently developed pneumonia and died a few days later. They had five children, and a sixth on the way.4
  • In 1884 Alice Gillis lived in Geham, Queensland. Family hearsay has it that Alice was destitute after John's death and went to work at a mill at Geham (possibly the timber mill) where she washed the clothes of the mill hands. She took with her, her youngest child Ellen, and after his birth her son James in a steamer-trunk type basket. It is most likely that she met Jules Anderson through her washing work as he was an engine driver.5,6
  • At the age of 27 years, 9 months and 7 days, Alice Gillis married Hugh (Jules) Anderson on 24 May 1884. The marriage took place in the residence of the officiating minister, William Rathjen, at Telford Street, Toowoomba. Hugh was a 40 year old bachelor engine driver born Christiana Norwasy and living at Geham, Highfields. His father was given as Andres Anderson, a post office keeper. Alice was a 26 year old widowed housekeeper born Dalby of Geham and her parents were listed as William Gillis, a farmer and Jane Isles. Witnesses to the marriage were John McGregor and Catherine P Rathjen.5
  • In 1891 when her mother died Jane Gillis bequeathed her portion 969, part of the land east of the Gowrie Little Plain school.6
  • On 5 February 1891Alice Gillis was named as a beneficiary of Jane Eyles's will. She bequeathed her daughter Agnes, the wife of John McGregor eight cows, and her daughter Ida wife of Walter Wood eight cows also (to be selected after Agnes had chosen hers). She bequeathed her son William Patrick the threshing machine; her daughter Alice Anderson portion 969, parish of Meringandan (80 acres); her daughter Agnes McGregor portions 1928 and 973, parish of Meringandan (80 acres in total); forty pound each to Chalres Walter Bridgeman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. The remainder of her estate was to be sold by her executors Francis Gillis and John McGregor and distributed equally between Charles Walter Bridegman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Agnes McGregor, Ida Wood, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. Her daughter Helen (Ellen) Burgess was not mentioned in the will.7
  • Alice Gillis and Hugh (Jules) Anderson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Meringandan. Hugh was a farmer.8
  • Alice Gillis died on 9 August 1913 in General Hospital, Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 56. The cause of death was renal calculus, hydroenphrosis and collapse. The informant was the secretary of the General Hospital and her daughter Jane Stark of Cabarlah. The certificate shows that she was married at "Merivale" Warwick at 16 to John Plant and again at 27 to Hugh Anderson.9
  • She was buried on 11 August 1913 in Cabarlah Cemetery. Her headstone reads-
    In loving memory of alice anderson who passed away 9 august 1913 aged 57 years "She rests. Rest is sweet".9,10

Children of Alice Gillis and John Plant

Children of Alice Gillis and Hugh (Jules) Anderson

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. Gloria J Glass, "More Pioneers in Petticoats", Article by Leonnie Willis.
  3. Certificate, John Plant & Alice Gillis marriage of 1872.
  4. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Deaths - 1883/001156.
  5. Certificate, Hugh Anderson & Alice Plant marriage of 1884.
  6. Gloria J Glass, "More Pioneers in Petticoats", Article by Leonie Willis.
  7. Unknown, Book - "The McGregor History."
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Meingandan 1903.
  9. Alice Anderson formerly Plant nee Gillis, Death Certificate Alice Anderson.
  10. Alice Anderson nee Gillis Headstone, unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Alice Gillis

F, b. 25 December 1897, d. 1927
  • Alice Gillis was born on 25 December 1897 in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland.1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Patrick Gillis and Eliza Izzard.
  • Alice Gillis died in 1927 in Brisbane, Queensland. Alice was engaged but died before her marriage.3

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1898/C2989     Gillis     ALice     William Patrick     Eliza Izzart.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1927/B56     Gillis     Alice     William Patrick Gillis     Eliza Izzart.

Annie Adelia Gillis1

F, b. 8 May 1882, d. 9 October 1962
  • Annie Adelia Gillis was born on 8 May 1882 in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland.2
  • She was the daughter of William Patrick Gillis and Eliza Izzard.
  • At the age of 22 years, 2 months and 19 days, Annie Adelia Gillis married Louie Kuhl, son of Christian (Ludwig) Kuhl and Albertine Milke, on 27 July 1904 in Queensland.3,4
  • On 12 January 1961,her husband, Louie Kuhl died in Queensland.5,6
  • Annie Adelia Gillis died on 9 October 1962 in Queensland at age 80.7,6
  • She was buried on 10 October 1962 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.6

Children of Annie Adelia Gillis and Louie Kuhl

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1882/C1817     Gillis     Annie     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.
  3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pedigree File Submitted by Sandra Short.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1904/C1052     Gillis     Annie;     Kukl     Loui.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1961/C1096     Loui     Kuhl     ;Ludwig;     Albertine Mielke.
  6. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1962/C5950     Annie Ardella     Kuhl     ;William Gillis;     Elise Izzard.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1907/C3110     Kuhl     Silvia Adella     Loui     Annie Adella Gillis.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births1909/C10630     Kuhl     Unice Ena     Loui     Annie Gillis.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1910/C11754     Kuhl     Ernest William     Loui     Annie Adela Gillis.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1914/C13746     Kuhl     Olive Alice     Loui     Annie Adela Gillies.

Catherine Gillis

F, b. 14 May 1854, d. 1 July 1943

Catherine (nee Gillis) Burgess. 1854-1943. Photo from Betty Binns
  • Catherine Gillis was born on 14 May 1854 in Brisbane Valley, Queensland, Australia. According to family hearsay she was born under a wagon.1
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Bridgeman and Jane Eyles.
  • On 18 February 1873 the following article appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail :-
    TOOWOOMBA LAND COURT.
    The ordinary monthly court was held on the 10th Instant, when the following selections were conditionally approved:-
    FIRST CLASS PASTORAL.
    Allen Burgess, 100 acres, parish of Meringandan. James Burgess, 100 acres, parish of Meringandan. William Gillis, 100 acres, parish of Meringandan.
    Another application put in by Mr Gillis was rejected on the ground that he had already obtained three selections - DD Gazette.2
  • At the age of 18 years, 9 months and 5 days, Catherine Gillis married Allan George Burgess, son of Phillip Burgess and Lydia Jackson, on 19 February 1873 in St James Church, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. This was a double wedding with her sister Helen Gillis & James Burgess, the brother of Allan Burgess. Allen was shown as a 33 year old bachelor farmer, born Clavering Essex and Catherine a 21 year old spinster born Brisbane with no occupation. Both listed their residence as Meringandan. Allan's parents were Philip Burgess, a bricklayer and Lydia Jackson; Catherines parents William Gillis a farmer and Jane Hiles (Eyles). Witnesses to the marriage were George F Bennett and C T Edwards.3,4
  • In June 1884,her husband, Allan George Burgess died in Queensland.5
  • At the age of 32 years and 10 days, Catherine Gillis married Arthur John Hill, son of Arthur Hill and Jane Brown, on 24 May 1886 in Gowrie Little Plain.6,7
  • On 5 February 1891Catherine Gillis was named as a beneficiary of Jane Eyles's will. She bequeathed her daughter Agnes, the wife of John McGregor eight cows, and her daughter Ida wife of Walter Wood eight cows also (to be selected after Agnes had chosen hers). She bequeathed her son William Patrick the threshing machine; her daughter Alice Anderson portion 969, parish of Meringandan (80 acres); her daughter Agnes McGregor portions 1928 and 973, parish of Meringandan (80 acres in total); forty pound each to Chalres Walter Bridgeman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. The remainder of her estate was to be sold by her executors Francis Gillis and John McGregor and distributed equally between Charles Walter Bridegman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Agnes McGregor, Ida Wood, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. Her daughter Helen (Ellen) Burgess was not mentioned in the will.8
  • Catherine Gillis and Arthur John Hill appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at "Hill Farm", Gowrie Little Plain. Arthur was a farmer and Catherine carried out domestic duties. Catherine's son Frederick Burgess worked there as a labourer.9
  • On 12 April 1924,her husband, Arthur John Hill died in Queensland.10,11
  • Catherine Gillis died on 1 July 1943 in Queensland at age 89.12,13,14

Children of Catherine Gillis and Allan George Burgess

Children of Catherine Gillis and Arthur John Hill

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Baptism Catherine Gillis - 1854/BBP2795     Catherine     Gillis;     William     ;Jane -.
  2. "Brisbane Courier Mail", 18 Feb 1873, page 3.
  3. Certificate, Allen Burgess & Catherine Gillis marriage of 1873.
  4. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage - 1873/00781.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1884/C1415     Allen     Burgess;     Philip Burgess;     Lydia Jackson.
  6. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pedigree File Submitted by Sandra Short.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1886/C629 Burgess     Catherine Hills Arthur John.
  8. Unknown, Book - "The McGregor History."
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div of Darling Downs - Meringandan 1903.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1924/C2076     Arthur John     Hill     ;John Hill     ;Jane Brown.
  11. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  12. Sandra Delphine Johnson, "Bidgood Ancestral File", Ancestral File.
  13. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  14. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1943/C4432     Katherine     Hill;     William;     Jane.
  15. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1887/C2624     Arthur John     Hill     ;Arthur John;     Catherine Burgess Gillis.
  16. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1889/C3115     Charles Francis     Hill;     Arthur John;     Catherine Gillis.
  17. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1891/C3398     Jessie     Hill     ;Arthur John;     Catherine Gillies.
  18. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1893/C3043     Helen Catherine     Hill;     Arthur John;     Catherine Gillis.
  19. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1895/C3251     William Robert     Hill;     Arthur John;     Catherine Gillis.
  20. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1900/C3084     Ruby Beatrice     Hill;     Arthur John;     Catherine Gillis.

Catherine Gillis

F, b. 1888, d. 1932

Children of Catherine Gillis and William John Hedge

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1888/C2960     Gillis     Catherine     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1907/C1456     Hedge     William John     Gillis     Katherine.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1932/B19034 Catherine     Hedge;     William Patrick Gillis;     Eliza Izzard.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1907/C6049     Hedge     Alfred Ronald     William John     Katherine Gillis.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1909/C11345     Hedge     Ivy May     William John     Katherine Gillis.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1911/C12423     Hedge     Rossell William     William John     Katherine Gillis.

Eliza Lewis Gillis1

F, b. 1890
  • Eliza Lewis Gillis was born in 1890 in Queensland. Eliza was reared by her mother's sister and her husband - Sarah and Henry Tewes most likely because Eliza was unable to care for all of the children after William's death in 1900.2,1
  • She was the daughter of William Patrick Gillis and Eliza Izzard.
  • At the age of 19 years, Eliza Lewis Gillis married Henry Thomas Hill in 1909.
  • In 1910,her husband, Henry Thomas Hill died in Queensland.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1890/C3424     Gillis     Eliza Lewis     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.
  2. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1910/C3721     Henry Thomas     Hill     ;Henry Hill;     Catherine Grogan.

Ellen Gillis1

F, b. 8 December 1880, d. 7 January 1953

Children of Ellen Gillis and Ernest Kiemann

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1881/C1243     Gillis     Ellen     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1906/C1264     Kiemann     Ernest     Gillis     Ellen.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1906/C1264     Kiemann     Ernest;     Gillis     Ellen.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Dalring Downs Sub Div Highfields 1925.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1944/C1058     Ernst     Kiemann;     Henry Johann;     Augusta Santowski.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1953/C986     Ellen     Kiemann;     William Patrick Gillis;     Eliza Izzard.
  8. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1908/C10253     Lily Augusta     Kiemann;     Ernest;     Ellen Gillis.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1909/C10967     Elsie Ellen     Kiemann;     Ernest;     Ellen Gillies.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1911/C12281     Henry Alfred     Kiemann;     Ernest;     Ellen Gillies.

George Gillis

M, b. 1895

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1895/C3233     Gillis     George     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.

Henry Gillis

M, b. 1891, d. 1959

Children of Henry Gillis and May Winterburn

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1891/C3319     Gillies     Henry     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1912/C3308     Winterburn     May     Gillis     Henry.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1959/B30801     Henry     Gillis     ;William Patrick;     Eliza Izzard.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1913/C14124     Gillis     May     Henry     May Winterburn.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1914/C13640     Gillis     Unnamed (F)     Henry     May Winterburn.

Ida Amelia Gillis1

F, b. 15 November 1872, d. 4 April 1957

Ida Amelia Gillis & Walter Wood with son Walter Alexander. Taken c 1913
Ida Wood (1878-1957) nee Gillis. Photo from "Pioneers in Petticoats"
Willliam Gillis and Jane Eyles and possibly Ida - taken c 1873
  • Ida Amelia Gillis was born on 15 November 1872 in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland, Australia.2,3
  • She was the daughter of William Gillis and Jane Eyles.
  • Ida attended the Meringandan school as there wasn't a school at Gowrie Little Plain at the time.4
  • At the age of 17 years and 5 months, Ida Amelia Gillis married Walter Wood on 15 April 1890 in Neil Street Methodist Church, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Walter was a plumber of Toowoomba and worked for the Public Works Department. Walter was a widower aged 29, his father a labourer, also named Walter and his mother Jane Douglas. The groom was born in Patrick, Glasgow, Scotland. Ida was a spinster aged 17 of Gowrie. Witnesses to the marriage were Sydney Keefer and Jane Gillis. Jane, as mother of the bride, gave her consent for the marriage.5,4
  • In 1891 Ida Amelia Gillis and Walter Wood lived in Muniganeen where Ida owned two blocks of land, portions 2,3,4,and 5 Parish of Meringandan. Walter continued to work in Toowoomba and came home on weekends.4
  • On 5 February 1891Ida Amelia Gillis was named as a beneficiary of Jane Eyles's will. She bequeathed her daughter Agnes, the wife of John McGregor eight cows, and her daughter Ida wife of Walter Wood eight cows also (to be selected after Agnes had chosen hers). She bequeathed her son William Patrick the threshing machine; her daughter Alice Anderson portion 969, parish of Meringandan (80 acres); her daughter Agnes McGregor portions 1928 and 973, parish of Meringandan (80 acres in total); forty pound each to Chalres Walter Bridgeman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. The remainder of her estate was to be sold by her executors Francis Gillis and John McGregor and distributed equally between Charles Walter Bridegman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Agnes McGregor, Ida Wood, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. Her daughter Helen (Ellen) Burgess was not mentioned in the will.6
  • In 1900 Ida sold the house they had built, and built another on portion 5 (the only block that they now owned). She became very involved with breaking and training of horses and would compete side saddle around the show circuit. In 1927 she became Champion Lady Rider at the Brisbane exhibition and was presented with her trophy by the Duke and Duchess of York (who later became the King and Queen of England).4
  • Ida Amelia Gillis and Walter Wood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Meringandan. Walter was a plumber and Ida carried out domestic duties.7
  • In 1904 when the Muniganeen school opened Ida took her turn at boarding the school teachers and cooked a hot midday meal for them.4
  • Ida Amelia Gillis and Walter Wood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Meringandan. Walter was a plumber.8
  • Ida Amelia Gillis and Walter Wood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Muniganeen. Walter gave his address as Cooby Creek.9
  • On 12 December 1929,her husband, Walter Wood died in Queensland.10
  • Ida Amelia Gillis died on 4 April 1957 in Queensland at age 84.11
  • She was buried on 5 April 1957 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.12

Children of Ida Amelia Gillis and Walter Wood

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth -1872/003463.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  3. Ida Amelia Gillis, Birth Registration 1872/3463 (1872).
  4. Gloria J Glass, "Pioneers in Petticoats", Article by William Wood.
  5. Certificate, Ida Amelia Gillis & Walter Wood marriage of 1890.
  6. Unknown, Book - "The McGregor History."
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div of Darling Downs, Meringandan 1903.
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1908.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1925.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1929/C4901     Walter     Wood;     Walter Wood;     Jean Douglas.
  11. Sandra Delphine Johnson, "Bidgood Ancestral File", Ancestral File, AFN:HCX8-LC.
  12. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery (name shown as Lola).

Jane Gillis

F, b. 9 February 1884, d. 4 June 1965

Children of Jane Gillis and Kennedy Patrick O'Brien

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1884/C2472     Gillis     Jane     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1906/C823     Gillis     Jane;     O'Brien     Kennedy Patrick.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1963/6030     Kennedy Patrick     O'Brien;     John;     Mary Anne Zeller.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1965     C2726     Jane     O'Brien;     William Patrick Gillis ;     Eliza Izzard.
  6. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1907/3876     Leslie     O'Brien;     Kennedy Patrick;     Jane Gillis.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1911/12638     Patricia Mary O'Brien;     Kennedy Patrick;     Jane Gillis.

May Gillis1

F, b. 1913, d. 1913

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1913/C14124     Gillis     May     Henry     May Winterburn.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1913/C4315     May     Gillis;     Henry Gillis;     May Winterburn.