William Martin Gill

M, b. 17 October 1784
  • William Martin Gill was baptized on 17 October 1784 in Mevagissey, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of Thomas Gill and Joanna Robbins.

Alfred Charles Gillam

M, b. 4 June 1908, d. 15 July 1992
  • Alfred Charles Gillam was born on 4 June 1908 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries.
  • Alfred Charles Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Crow's Nest. He was a a labourer.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Army on 1 August 1940 in Enoggera, Brisbane. He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Phyllis Gillam. He was discharged on 18 Sep 1945 with the rank of Corporal in the 46 Australian Supply Depot Platoon.
  • Alfred Charles Gillam died on 15 July 1992 at age 84.

Alfred Walter Gillam

M, b. 1888, d. 1925
  • Alfred Walter Gillam was born in 1888 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Arthur John Gillam and Isabelle Locke.
  • Alfred Walter Gillam died in 1925 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Amy Gillam

F, b. 1882, d. 1891

Amy Isabelle Gillam

F, b. 1906, d. 1973
  • Amy Isabelle Gillam was born in 1906 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries.
  • Amy Isabelle Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll with Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries in 1930 in Queen Street, Crow's Nest. John was a bootmaker. Their son William was a bootmaker and daughter Amy a shop assistant, daughter Emily a dental assistant .
  • Amy Isabelle Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1937 living at Crow's Nest. She was a shop assistant.
  • At the age of 31 years, Amy Isabelle Gillam married George Walters in 1937 in Queensland.
  • Amy Isabelle Gillam died in 1973 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • She was buried on 14 January 1974 in Pinaroo Cemetery. Portion 1A ,5 ,233.

Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam

M, b. 21 November 1875, d. 21 January 1936

John and Elizabeth Gillam with their twins Valda and Florence 1901. With them is May Blinco Photo thanks to Elaine

  • Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam was born on 21 November 1875 in Allora, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Arthur John Gillam and Isabelle Locke.
  • At the age of 24 years, 5 months and 11 days, Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries, daughter of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann, on 2 May 1900 in Allora, Queensland.
  • Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1934 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. John was a bootmaker.
  • In March 1905 John gave evidence at the trial of John Ryan for the murder of Walter Benton at Pinelands. His testomy was reported in The Sydney Morning Herald :- "John Gillam, shoemaker, of Crow's Nest, deposed that about five months ago he made a pair of light boots to order for Benton. Witness believed the exhibit produced was the heel of one of the boots. The wire nails in It were driven In a similar way to which witness drove nails. Witness had never made boots for Ryan."
  • On 9 April 1913 Jack slipped and fell down his back steps breaking his leg. He was taken to hospital next morning.
  • Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. John was a bootmaker. Their son William was a bootmaker and daughter Amy a shop assistant, daughter Emily a dental assistant .
  • Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam died on 21 January 1936 in Queensland at age 60.
  • He was buried on 22 January 1936 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00H-0005.

Children of Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries

Arthur John Gillam

M, b. March 1847, d. 1930
  • Arthur John Gillam's birth was registered in the in Bicester,Oxfordshire Registration District in the March 1847 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Charles Gillam and Elizabeth Ann Young.
  • Arthur John Gillam immigrated to Moreton Bay on 24 July 1863. He travelled on the Golden Empire departing England on 8 Apr 1863 with his family.
  • At the age of 20 years, Arthur John Gillam married Isabelle Locke in 1868 in Warwick, Queensland.
  • Arthur John Gillam died in 1930 in Queensland.

Children of Arthur John Gillam and Isabelle Locke

Charles Gillam

M, b. 1817, d. 24 February 1899
  • Charles Gillam was born in 1817.
  • His marriage, at 23 years, to Elizabeth Ann Young was registered in the September 1840 Quarter Registration District.
  • On 3 September 1886,his wife, Elizabeth Ann Young died in Queensland.
  • Charles Gillam died on 24 February 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Allora Cemetery.

Child of Charles Gillam and Elizabeth Ann Young

Charles James Gillam

M, b. 1886, d. 1956
  • Charles James Gillam was born in 1886 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Arthur John Gillam and Isabelle Locke.
  • Charles James Gillam died in 1956 in Queensland.

Edith Sarah Gillam

F, b. 1884

Elizabeth Ann Gillam

F, b. 1870

Emily Maud (Maud) Gillam

F, b. 26 July 1904, d. 2003
  • Emily Maud (Maud) Gillam was born on 26 July 1904 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries.
  • Emily Maud (Maud) Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1926 and 1943 living at Charlotte Street, Crow's Nest. She was a dental assistant.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll with Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries in 1930 in Queen Street, Crow's Nest. John was a bootmaker. Their son William was a bootmaker and daughter Amy a shop assistant, daughter Emily a dental assistant .
  • Emily Maud (Maud) Gillam married Alex Keith Canab Thomson circa 1945.
  • Maud and her husband came back to Crow's Nest to care for Maud's mother. They lived in Lalor Street. After Alex's death Maud moved to Kooltoopa.
  • Emily Maud (Maud) Gillam died in 2003 in Crow's Nest. She lived in Kiooltoopa Nursing Home.

Florence Edith Gillam

F, b. 1901, d. 24 October 1988
  • Florence Edith Gillam was born in 1901 in Crow's Nest, Queensland. She was a twin to Valda.
  • She was the daughter of Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries.
  • Florence Edith Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties and most likely lived with her parents.
  • At the age of 27 years, Florence Edith Gillam married John Roy Russell, son of William George Russell and Ellen Jane Schwartz, in 1928 in New South Wales.
  • On 5 October 1958,her husband, John Roy Russell died in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Florence Edith Gillam died on 24 October 1988 in Brisbane. The family lived at Greenslopes.
  • She was buried on 26 October 1988 in Mt Gravatt Cemetery. She is buried with a John Roy Russell.

Frederick Joseph Gillam

M, b. 1892, d. 1969
  • Frederick Joseph Gillam was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Arthur John Gillam and Isabelle Locke.
  • Frederick Joseph Gillam died in 1969 in Queensland.

Frederick Walter Gillam

M, b. 1902, d. 23 October 1989
  • Frederick Walter Gillam was born in 1902 in Crow's Nest, Queensland. He was a twin to William John.
  • He was the son of Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries.
  • In February 1925 Fred was gored in the eye by a beast he whilst he was branding and earmarking. The injury was not serious.
  • At the age of 27 years, Frederick Walter Gillam married Mary Helena Morris in 1929 in Queensland.
  • Frederick Walter Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Short Street, Crow's Nest. He was a labourer.
  • On 22 September 1987,his wife, Mary Helena Morris died.
  • Frederick Walter Gillam died on 23 October 1989.
  • He was buried on 25 October 1989 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. PLAW8-002-0054.

George Henry Gillam

M, b. 1880

Jemima Gillam

F, b. 1872, d. 1873

John Arthur Gillam

M, b. 1910

Louisa Maud Gillam

F, b. 1874, d. 1895
  • Louisa Maud Gillam was born in 1874 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Arthur John Gillam and Isabelle Locke.
  • Louisa Maud Gillam died in 1895 in Queensland.

Robert Edward Gillam

M, b. 1878

Valda May Gillam

F, b. 1901, d. 1902

William Albert Gillam

M, b. 1890, d. 1967
  • William Albert Gillam was born in 1890 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Arthur John Gillam and Isabelle Locke.
  • William Albert Gillam died in 1967 in Brisbane, Queensland.

William John Gillam

M, b. 1902, d. 1981
  • William John Gillam was born in 1902 in Crow's Nest, Queensland. He was a twin to Frederick Walter.
  • He was the son of Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries.
  • William John Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1926 and 1934 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. He was a bootmaker and most likely lived with is parents.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Arthur (John/Jack) Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries in 1930 in Queen Street, Crow's Nest. John was a bootmaker. Their son William was a bootmaker and daughter Amy a shop assistant, daughter Emily a dental assistant .
  • William John Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1937 and 1943 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Elizabeth carried out home duties and her son William was a bootmaker. Hers son John and Alfred were labourers in Crow's Nest.
  • William John Gillam and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dorries appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Crow's Nest. Elizabeth carried out home duties while her son Bill was a bootmaker.
  • William John Gillam appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1972 living at Crow's Nest. He was a bootmaker.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1977 and 1980 living at Railway Terrace, Crow's Nest. He had retired as a bootmaker.
  • William John Gillam died in 1981 in Queensland.

Ida Jane Gillard

F, b. 1890, d. 16 August 1952
  • Ida Jane Gillard was born in 1890.
  • At the age of 31 years, Ida Jane Gillard married Frederick (Thomas) Primmer, son of Emma Margaret Primmer, on 27 April 1921 in New Zealand.
  • Ida Jane Gillard died on 16 August 1952 in Te Rapa, Hamilton, New Zealand. On the 19th of August Frederick Primmer was charged with her murder. AUCKLAND, August 18.— Frederick Thomas Primmer, 64, retired farmer and owner of trotting horses was
    charged in the Magistrate's Court at Hamilton to-day with murdering his 60-year-old wife Ida Jane, at Te Rapa, She was found by a neighbour in the garden of her home on the 50 acre farm at Te Rapa on Saturday afternoon with head injuries (inflicted with a garden spade). Mrs. Primmer died shortly after admission.

Child of Ida Jane Gillard and Frederick (Thomas) Primmer

Joseph Gillespie

M, b. 1842, d. 11 June 1903
  • Joseph Gillespie was born in 1842 in Colleraine, Northern Ireland. He was the son of James Gillespie and Mary Ann Hutchison.
  • At the age of 56 years, Joseph Gillespie married Catherine Joy in 1898 in Brisbane, Queensland. They had two children Redvers Darcy in 1900 and Joseph in 1901, both at Bear, Blackbutt.
  • Joseph Gillespie died on 11 June 1903 in Yarraman. He died from a bullet wound inflicted by a drunk at the Royal Hotel in Nanango where his wife Catherine was the licensee.
  • He was buried on 12 June 1903 in Nanango Cemetery.

Teresa Gillespie

F, b. 1855, d. 18 July 1941
  • Teresa Gillespie was born in 1855 in Newtown, Sydney. She was the daughter of Francis Gillespie and Jane Steele.
  • At the age of 20 years, Teresa Gillespie married Joseph Sexton on 26 September 1875 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Teresa Gillespie witnessed the burial of Hester May Sexton on 1 December 1887 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery; RC1-006-0026.
  • On 11 December 1901,Teresa Gillespie's son, Leslie Augustine Sexton was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC1-006-0026.
  • Teresa Gillespie and Joseph Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Eva Street, Toowoomba. Joseph was a carpenter. Their daughter Mary Jane lived with them.
  • Teresa Gillespie and Joseph Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Little John Street, Toowoomba. Joseph was a carpenter and Theresa carried out home duties.
    Son Frank was a plumber and son Joseph a labourer.
  • Teresa Gillespie and Joseph Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1912 living at Bora Creek, Millmerran. Joseph was a farmer.
  • Teresa Gillespie and Joseph Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1917 living at Millmerran. Joseph was a carpenter. Their son Joseph was a labourer.
  • On 18 October 1918 The Darling Downs Gazette reported " Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sexton, of Millmerran have received a communication from their soldier son (Henry) who is a prisoner of war somewhere in Germany. He writes in good spirit, and tells his people not to worry as at time of writing he was well and not doing too badly. The letter bore date 11th June last and promised that if allowed he would follow up with others. This is the first, communication from their son since he was officially reported to he prisonered and naturally the parents are quite pleased for they were getting anxious as to his fate."
  • Teresa Gillespie and Joseph Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Millmerran. Joseph was a carpenter and William a labourer. Joseph's son Henry was also a labourer. Theresa gave her address as Pittsworth. The rest of the family still had Millmeran as their address and most likely had not updated their addresses on the roll.
  • Teresa Gillespie and Joseph Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Pittsworth. Joseph was a labourer and their son Henry a labourer.
  • On 28 October 1936,her husband, Joseph Sexton died in Millmerran, Queensland.
  • Teresa Gillespie died on 18 July 1941 in Nazereth House, Wynham, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • She was buried on 19 October 1941 in Toowong Cemetery.
  • On 29 June 1959.

Children of Teresa Gillespie and Joseph Sexton

Maria Gillett

F, b. 1837, d. 14 April 1910
  • Maria Gillett was born in 1837. She was the daughter of Charlotte Sammerton and Thomas Gillett.
  • Her marriage, at 15 years, to William Trappett was registered in the September 1852 Quarter in Birmingham Registration District.
  • Maria Gillett and William Trappett immigrated to Brisbane on 25 August 1884. William 49, Maria 47 travelled on the Chyebassa with their children Edwin 14 and Charles 13 as remittance passengers, daughter Ellen aged 22 also travelled as a Free passenger. The ship sailed from London on 1 July 1884. Their eldest son John had arriived in Queensland the year before.
  • On 5 June 1887 William and Maria were living at Geham at the time their daughter Ellen was married in Toowoomba. However, by October they were living in Brissington Street (according to the Electoral Rolls.)
  • On 23 September 1908,her husband, William Trappett died in Queensland.
  • Maria Gillett died on 14 April 1910 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 15 April 1910 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. METH2-001-0016.

Children of Maria Gillett and William Trappett

Adelaide Emily (Emily) Gillies

F, b. 25 April 1915, d. 30 September 1990

Alice Ann Gillies

F, b. 16 June 1891, d. 4 October 1977

Alice Ann Maddern (nee Gillies). Taken c 1960.
  • Alice Ann Gillies was born on 16 June 1891 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson.
  • Alice Ann Gillies commenced school in 1896 at Mossview Provisional School, which was built on land donated by her father Frank Gillies.
  • 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.
  • At the age of 19 years, 7 months and 30 days, Alice Ann Gillies married Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern, son of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart, on 15 February 1911 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland. It was a double wedding with Alice's sister Jessie Jane and James Perkins held at the home of Frank and Mary Gillies.
  • Alice Ann Gillies and Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern had eight children, between 1911 and 1926
    children.
  • Alice Ann Gillies and Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1934 living at Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland. Egbert was a teamster and Alice carried out home duties.
  • On 4 October 1925,Alice Ann Gillies's father, Francis Gillies died in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 75.
  • Between 11 October 1926 and 15 October 1926 the Maddern house burnt down. "A daughter recalled, "The house was up near Reg's barn. It was about 1926; Mum was away with Granddad (John Maddern). My little sister had been crawling on the verandah and got a splinter in her leg. Mum had to take her to the doctor. My older sister was at home and she put a log in stove, it was too long and the door would not close. A tea towel was hanging across the stove and it must have caught light. She went down stairs to play with my younger brother who was two. My oldest sister was at home too, but went to make sure the cattle had water. Dad was working over the hill with another man and saw the smoke. The children playing outside didn't know the house was on fire. The man threw one drawer out of the window and that was all that was saved. It was a two story house and the car was underneath, and Oldsmobile or Huppmobile. It was Dad's first car. He managed to save the car. My oldest brother Bill was away at boarding school at Grammar. My sister and I were very concerned about our "celluloid" dolls that they had received for Christmas. We used to walk to school at Jubilee Vale, sometimes ride. We came home to find the house on fire. After the fire all our belongings were lost, only the car and the clothes we had on remained. We went to live with Granddad in Crow's Nest (opposite the old racetrack up on a hill). Dad was angry that his children had to go to school in sandshoes. Orlando owned "Glenmore: and sold it to Dad when he moved to Stanthorpe. Dad added some rooms to make space for the children, Orlando only had four. Dad had planned to send us all away to Boarding school but couldn't afford to after the fire."
    According to another source, the house burnt down at the beginning of the week that Ida Hayden (daughter of William Gregory Bidgood, died. Since she died on 15 October, the house most likely burnt down between the 11th and 13th of October 1926. The old barn and some other stumps can still be seen where the house and other buildings once stood.
  • Alice Ann Gillies and Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland. Egbert was a teamster and Alice carried out home duties. Their two eldest children were shown as still living with them.
  • Alice Ann Gillies and Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Emu Creek. Egbert was a farmer/teamster.
  • In September 1954
    A photograph of all of the Maddern children appeared in the local paper in September 1954. The article under the photo read:- "The Maddern family, "three boys and three girls", with their wives and husbands, held a reunion dinner in Queen's Park kiosk on Saturday on the occasion of Mr and Mrs O Maddern's forty-second wedding anniversary. The "boys" and "girls" are the children of the late John Maddern, Cornish-born farmer who died in 1933 and who took up land in the Crow's Nest District 74 years ago. Front (left to right) Mrs G J Wittaker, Mr Wittaker, Mrs E Maddern, Mr E Maddern, Mrs F Trost and Mr Trost. Back (left to right) Mrs J Maddern, Mr J Maddern, Mrs J W Bidgood, Mr Bidgood, Mr O Maddern, and Mrs O Maddern."
  • On 10 May 1963 Alice Ann Gillies and Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern lived in Albert Street, Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • On 12 July 1969,her husband, Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern died in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 81.
  • Alice Ann Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1977 living at 1b Rowe Street, Toowoomba.
  • Alice Ann Gillies died on 4 October 1977 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 86.
  • She was buried on 6 October 1977 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Alice Ann Gillies and Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern

Arthur Robinson Gillies

M, b. 27 January 1897, d. 6 May 1897
  • Arthur Robinson Gillies was born on 27 January 1897 in Ebenezer, Fassifern, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson.
  • Arthur Robinson Gillies died on 6 May 1897 in Highfields, Queensland. He was 4 months old.