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. Pupils & Teacher Jubilee Vale State School Photograph (thanks to Evie Ludke), 10 April 1928.
  2. 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 carrier 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 at Crow's Nest State School on 16 November 1891. 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 Moss View School that was to be established on land near Frank property at Emu Creek. He lived on Portion36 about 1 1/2 miles from the site. The children had previously attended Crow's Nest School.3
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies commenced school at Moss View Provisional School in 1893.4
  • 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 in Methodist Church, Crow's Nest, Queensland.5,6
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies and James Henry Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. James was a farmer.7
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies and James Henry Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1905 and 1926 living at Thornville. James was a farmer.8
  • 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.9
  • 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.10
  • 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.11
  • Rose Elizabeth Gillies died on 2 September 1946 in Queensland at age 65.12
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.13

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, Judith Ann Walker Hawley Family Tree.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs - Crows Nest 1903.
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 forJames Henry Brown Queensland 1905 Darling Downs Crows Nest.
  9. John William Bidgood Photograph, 1938.
  10. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crows Nest 1930.
  11. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crows Nest 1943.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death1946/C4318     Rose Elizabeth     Brown;     Francis Gillies     ;Mary Robinson.
  13. 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 (1879-1957) and Mabel Gertrude Perkins (1882-1968) - Photo thanks to G. Johnstone
  • 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 Moss View School that was to be established on land near Frank property at Emu Creek. He lived on Portion36 about 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 between 1903 and 1905 living at Hopefield, 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 between 1908 and 1926 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 between 1943 and 1954 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, 1908-1926 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 1943-1954.
  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 Australian Army on 20 May 1942 in Cooyar. He was living in East Cooyar at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Ellen. He was discharged from the 9th Battalion Volunteer Defense Corps on 21 Oct 1945.5
  • He and Ellen le Feuvre appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at East Cooyar. William was a farmer.6
  • William Thomas Gillies and Ellen le Feuvre appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1972 and 1980 living at East Cooyar. William was a farmer.7
  • William Thomas Gillies died on 7 July 1985 in Queensland at age 81.8
  • He was buried on 9 July 1985 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00K-0038.9

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. WW2 Nominal Roll, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1943.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 for William Thomas Gillies
    Queensland 1972 Fisher Crows Nest.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1985     54559     William Thomas     Gillies     ;William Donald Gillies     ;Mabel Gertrude Perkins.
  9. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php

Eileen May Gilligan1

F, b. 1914
  • Eileen May Gilligan was born in 1914 in Queensland. She was the daughter of James Gilligan and Susan O'Brien.1,2
  • At the age of 19 years, Eileen May Gilligan married John Vayro, son of James Vayro and Frances Forbert, in 1933 in Queensland.1,3

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Queensland 1958 Darling Downs Toowoomba North.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1914     C2585     Eileen May     Gilligan     ;James;     Susan O'Brien.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1933     C1921     John     Vayro     ;Eileen May     Gilligan.

Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman1

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

Ellen (nee Gillis) & James Burgess

  • 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

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. 19 March 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/…, Births 1890/C3425     Gillis     Agnes     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1890/C1296     Gillis     Agnes     William Patrick Gillis     Eliza Izzard.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985.

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 by Rev Benjamin Glennie.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 Julius (Jul, Jules, John, Hugh) 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 Norway 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. Jules signed with his mark.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 Julius (Jul, Jules, John, Hugh) Anderson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 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.9,10
  • 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".9,11

Children of Alice Gillis and John Plant

Children of Alice Gillis and Julius (Jul, Jules, John, Hugh) 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. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985.
  11. 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 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.

Ronald Vernon Gillis

M, b. February 1900, d. 30 March 1901
  • Ronald Vernon Gillis was born in February 1900 in Queensland.1,2,3
  • He was the son of William Patrick Gillis and Eliza Izzard.
  • Ronald Vernon Gillis died on 30 March 1901 in Queensland at age 1.4
  • He was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. William and Eliza's headstone reads
    in loving memory of our dear father who died 9th August 1900 aged 41 years also our beloved mother who died 5th July 1924 aged 60 years also our dear brother Donald (Ronald) Gillis who died 30 March 1901 aged 14 Months. Thy Will be Done.5

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1900/C3089     Gillis     Ronald Vernon     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.
  3. William Patrick Gillis, Death Certificate, William Patrick Gillis.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1901/C2045     Gillis     Ronald Vernon     William Patrick Gillis     Eliza Izzard.
  5. Eliza and Ronald Gillis William Headstone, unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Sarah Gillis

F, b. 1886, d. 24 March 1947
  • Sarah Gillis was born in 1886 in Queensland.1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Patrick Gillis and Eliza Izzard.
  • At the age of 22 years, Sarah Gillis married Henry Parsons in 1908 in Queensland.3
  • Sarah Gillis died on 24 March 1947 in Queensland.4,5
  • She was buried on 25 March 1947 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.5

Children of Sarah Gillis and Henry Parsons

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1886/C3968     Gillis     Sarah     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1908/C2431     Gillis     Sarah     Parsons     Henry.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1947/C1182     Sarah     Parsons;     William Patrick Gillis;     Eliza Izzard.
  5. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1909/C10588     Parsons     Cyril Clarence Joseph     Henry     Sarah Gillis.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1911/C12475     Parsons     Doris Milerson     Henry     Sarah Gillis.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1913/C14282     Parsons     Clifford Henry     Henry     Sarah Gillis.

Unnamed Femal Gillis1

F, b. 1914, d. 1914

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1914/C13640     Gillis     Unnamed (F)     Henry     May Winterburn.

William Gillis1

M

Child of William Gillis and Mary Unknown

Citations

  1. William Gillis, Death Certificate of William Gillis.

William Gillis

M, b. between 1806 and 1826, d. 23 October 1882

William Gillis - born c 1806 Ireland. Died 1882 Gowrie Little Plain

  • William Gillis may have been born as early as 1806, or as late as 1826 which is correct if he was aged 76 at the time of his death. His age, mostly given by him, on his children's birth certificates however, varies greatly. His place of birth Limerick, IRELAND is fairly certain.1
  • He was the son of William Gillis and Mary Unknown.
  • William Gillis came to Australia via Sydney between 1839 and 1847. There is strong evidence that he may have come to Sydney on the ship Guillardon 1839. When he was arrested for horse theft in 1852, William stated he had arrived on the Galander However, a check of the ship's records showed that William was not amongst the convicts on board. The ship arrived from India carrying convicts from the army in India. William may have been a guard, having retired from the Army.
    William's death certificate indicated he had been in the colony 35 years before his death, making his arrival date 1847. One possible date of arrival is 21 Dec 1847. The"Emmerdale 's Health Officer reported that a William Gillum was found concealed on board on arrival in Sydney.2,1
  • In 1850 William Gillis was appeared in the "Moreton Bay District Directory" living at Callandoon Station, Goondiwindi. He was a saddler and a native of Ireland.3
  • On 18 March 1852 ,a William Gillis was charged with an offence in Brisbane. His details were recorded as :- William Gillis, arrived on the Ship Galander (Guillardon) in 1839, Bond, Freed by Servitude, from Ireland, Roman Catholic, a saddler, from Callandoon Station, for trial. He had been charged with stealing a gelding valued at 10 pound at Callondoon
    Station in the Goondoowindi district in May 1851. He was discharged at court on May 9 1852 having been found not quilty and he "left court without any reproach against his character". William spent from February til May 1852 in prison. COMPILERS NOTE: A check of the records of the Guillardon that arrived in 1839 showed that a William Gillis was not amongst the Court marshalled men from the British army in India that were on their way to either Van Diemans Land and New South Wales. However, research has shown that the Army sometimes offered free passage to men about to retire in exchange for guard duty on the trip to Australia.
    After his discharge from prison he appears to have been working at Wallon station for William Dangar and John Ferrett who had taken over the lease after John Dangar’s death in 1848.4,3,5
  • Being close neighbours to the Bridgeman’s at Bogandilla, William would have known of Thomas’ departure after the murder of George Kellel, and of his and non-return. He and the pregnant Jane travelled to Brisbane, perhaps in search of Thomas. Jane’s baby, a daughter named Catherine was born “under a dray” in Brisbane on 14 May 1854. On 2 July 1854, Jane’s three youngest children baby Catherine, Helen/Ellen and Frank were baptized. Perhaps because Jane was afraid their baptism would be refused if the clergy was aware that she was not married to William, they listed the children’s surnames as Gillis and William, a labourer of Brisbane, as the father. Jane and her family returned to Bogandilla Station. On 5 May 1855, “William advised James Bennett, the overseer of Ferrett's head station Walloon that he has seen an aboriginal called Dicky and about 30 other aborigines when he was at another station about seven miles from Bogandilla. Dicky was suspected of being in the group that had killed an earlier occupier of the station, a Mr Kettle. William warned Michael Byrnes and his wife of their danger and ordered the aborigines off the property. Less than 24 hours later both of the Byrnes’ were killed.” A daughter, Alice was born in Dalby in 1856 while William was still overseer at Bogandilla. At some stage the family left the station. William Patrick was born in September 1858 in Seven Mile Creek near Ipswich. William’s occupation was recorded as blacksmith aged 37 years (born 1821), born Limerick. Charles Gillis, a labourer, of Seven Mile Creek was the informant (most likely Charles Eyles who was then 13 years old so the information most likely was not accurate). By August 1861 they had returned to Bogandilla where Jane and William were finally married. Why did they delay their marriage until then? By law, a person could remarry if their spouse had been assumed dead for seven years. Did William and Jane marry wait until the seven years since Thomas left in 1854 had passed?

  • On 13 March 1855 William advised James Bennett, the overseer of Ferrett's head station Walloon that he has seen an aboriginal called Dicky and about 30 other aborigines when he was at another station about seven miles from Bogandilla. Dicky was suspected of being in the group that had killed an earlier occupier of the station, a Mr Kettlel. William warned Michael Byrnes and his wife of their danger and ordered the aborigines off the property. Less than 24 hours later both of the Byrnes were killed.3,6
  • On 13 December 1860 the Moreton Bay Courier published a list of Unclaimed letters for November- the name of Mrs Gillis of Seven Mile watering Hole was included on the list.7
  • He married Jane Eyles, daughter of Daniel Eyles and Jane Primmer, on 29 August 1861 in Bogandilla Station, Dulacca, Queensland, Australia.The marriage took place at Boggandilla Station where both Jane and William lived, William being an overseer of the station at the time. Witnesses were Charles Eyles (Charles Bridgeman aged 16) and Francis Eyles (Frank Gillies aged 11). Jane and William may have wanted the minister to believe that that Jane was single, and they didn't have several children between them. Hence Charles and Frances Eyles were Jane's brothers for the purpose of the marriage.8,9
  • On 26 March 1862 William was an overseer at Tchanning at the time of his daughter Agnes' birth. He was shown as 45 years old (born 1817) born Limerick, Ireland. William was the informant at the time of Agnes' birth registration.10
  • On 2 June 1864 William Gillis lived in Drayton where according to the Darling Downs gazette William was a rate payer. Later that year on 28th July he placed another notice in the Darling Downs Gazette stating he had lost two horses.3
  • On 28 July 1864 William Gillis lived in Spring Creek, Toowoomba, according to the Darling Downs Gazette. He placed an ad in the Gazette stating he had lost two horses.3,11
  • On 4 January 1865 an impounding notice appeared in the Darling Downs Gazette regarding William's stock. His address was given as Gum Creek.3
  • Circa 1866William Gillis selected land - 40 acres, Portion 155, Parish of Geham (on Geham Creek). He also selected Portion 252, 42 acres not far away.12
  • In January 1868 Francis Gillies and William Gillis were involved in a court case regarding a herd of cattle. During the hearing William stated that he had sold his cattle to Francis Eyles Bridgeman and that Bridgeman was his step son. Frank stated that he and his brother (Chalres) and sister (this would be Ellen as Jane jnr was married to Robert Nelder in 1867) lived in a house next to Gillis. Frank was 17 at the time, but gave his age as 14. Ellen would have been 15. Catherine, aged 13 may have been living with Jane and William.13
  • He and Jane Eyles selected land - in the parish of Meringandan on portions 923, 868 and 969 (280 acres in total) at Gowrie Little Plain where they built a house in the north-western corner of portion 923.5
  • On 28 September 1870 The Darling Downs Gazette advised that William had been granted conditional approval for 61 acres of land in Douglas Parish.14
  • William Gillis's children Ellen and Wiliam jnr were taken to court by James Matthias (Graham) Grehan. On 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."15
  • In December 1871 James Greham served a summons against William Gillis for unpaid labour. The claim for 13s 9p was not defended and no summons was served.16
  • William Gillis's and Jane Eyles's last child Ida was born 15 November 1872 in Meringandan. William was the informant and said he was a 54 year old farmer born Limerick. His living children were listed as Charles 14, Ellen (Helen) 12, Catherine 10, Alice 8, William 6 and Agnes 4. COMPILERS NOTE: The children's ages and names are incorrect. Charles Bridgeman was 27 years old by then, Jane Bridgeman 25 was not mentioned, Francis 22 was not mentioned (may have meant to say Francis instead of Charles), Ellen was 20 not 12, Catherine 18 not 10, Alice 16 not 8, William was 14 not 6 and Agnes 10 not 4 - for some reason William took about 8 years off the ages of the children. Family hearsay has it that Ida may have been the child of one of Jane and Wiliam's daughters.17,3
  • 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 Meringindan.
    James Burgess, 100 acres, parish of Meringindan.
    William Gillis, 100 acres, parish of Meringindan.
    Another application put in by Mr Gillis was rejected on the ground that he had already obtained three selections - DD Gazette.18
  • On 2 July 1874 Frank and William owned land adjourning that of John Herbert who gave them notice, via an advertisement in The Darling Downs Gazette that he intended fencing his land.
    It read:- Fencing Notice. To F. Gillies, or owner of Portions 28 and 29, Parish Meringandan, County of Aubigny; and to William Gillies, or owner of Home stead Selection adjoining Portion 39, Parish Meringandan. TAKE NOTICE that I intend to fencing my Portions, 30, 31, and 39, adjoining your allotments, and unless your portion of the dividing fence is completed within three months from this date, I shall have the same done at your risk and expense. JOHN HERBERT. Toowoomba, July 2, 1874.19
  • William Gillis left a will on 18 September 1874 in "Walton Farm", Meringandan. It read - This is the last will and testament of me William Gillis of Walton Farm in the parrash of Meringandan after payment of any just debts funerl and testamtary Epenses I give devise and bequeath unto Jane Gillis my wife of all my Real and personl estate and I hearby appoint Jane Gillis my wife executor of this my last will as witness my hand this day 18th September 1874 – William Gillis (SIC)

    Signed and acknowledged by the said William Gillis the testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us, being present at the same time who at his requet in this presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses ---- Robert Grant, Francis Gillis
    .20
  • On 10 March 1875 The Darling Downs Gazette reported:- "William Gillies appeared to answer charges of assault on the person of Matthias Grehan while he was acting as bailiff of the Small Debts Court. Mr C. Hamilton for the defence. There being no proof of the appointment of Grehan as bailiff, the case was dismissed without costs.21 "
  • He witnessed the marriage of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson on 20 November 1876; The ceremony was held at the bridegrooms parent's house (that of Jane and William Gillis) at Gowrie Little Plain near Meringandan. Frank's occupation was a farmer, Mary's assistant housekeeper. He was 25 and she was 22 and both gave their usual residence as Meringandan. When Frank signed the marriage register he signed his name a GILLIES instead of Gillis. The transcript of the marriage shows his parents, who witnessed the marriage, as William and Jane GILLIES also. Frank and his descendants have used that spelling ever since. Family hearsay has it that perhaps because Frank was not Williams child but Thomas Bridgemans he deliberately changed his name.22,23
  • In 1882 he was a farmer. in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland, Australia.1
  • William Gillis died on 23 October 1882 in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland. William died of an unknown cause and was buried by order of the Police Magistrate. His son William was the informant of his father's death and he was shown as 76 years old, a blacksmith, born Co. Cork and in the Colony for 35 years. According to William, William senior was married in Brisbane 35 years prior to his death. His children were listed as Frank 30, Ellen 28, Kate 26, William 23, Alice 21, Agnes 20 and Ida 10 (all of the children were actually 2 years older than this).
    The following article appeared in the Darling Downs Gazette dated 25th October 1882 "PAINFULLY SUDDEN DEATH - Through the courtesy of the police, we learn of the sudden death of Mr William Gillis, of Gowrie Little Plain. The sad event occurred about noon on Monday last. The deceased was in the act of stooping to pick up some nails when he fell over, and on being raised expired after a few moments in the arms of his son in law. The deceased who was much respected was about seventy years of age and leaves a widow and children and grandchildren. He had for a long period been a resident in the district."1,24
  • He was buried on 24 October 1882 in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland, Australia. William was buried at the bottom of his land in a private cemetery, along with his wife Jane who died some years later. The graves are now covered with silt but a memorial has been erected in the spot they are thought to be.1
  • Jane applied to the supreme court on the 13 November 1882, stating she was the sole executor of William's will and stating William's estate, not taking account of any debts owing or due, not the value of any leasehold estate, was less than 400 pound. Probate was granted on 4 December 1882.20

Children of William Gillis and Jane Eyles

Citations

  1. William Gillis, Death Certificate of William Gillis.
  2. William Gillum, Emmerdale Ships Passenger List, 21/12/1847.
  3. Elizabeth Binns & Gerry Verhoven, "Article -Timeline William GillisThomas Bridgeman," unknown series, 2000.
  4. Descendants of Robert Nelder and Jane Bridgeman, "Nelder Family."
  5. Gloria J Glass, "More Pioneers in Petticoats", Article by Leonnie Willis.
  6. Gloria J Glass, "More Pioneers in Petticoats", Article by Leonnie Willis - frm the Police of the Pastol Frontier by LE Skinner.
  7. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1846 - 1861) Thursday 13 December 1860 p 2 Article.
  8. Certificate, Jane Eyles & William Gillis marriage of 1861.
  9. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 1861/000005.
  10. Agnes Gillis, Birth Certificate 1862/12143 (1862).
  11. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1858 - 1880) Thursday 28 July 1864 p 2 Advertising.
  12. Cadestral Maps of Queensland, online http:/(https://gisservices.information.qld.gov.au/arcgis/rest/…, Parish of Geham 1941.
  13. 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) Saturday 25 January 1868 p 2 Article.
  14. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1858 - 1880) Wednesday 28 September 1870 Supplement: THE DARLING DOWNS GAZETTE p 1 Article.
  15. 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.
  16. 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) Saturday 9 December 1871 p 3 Article.
  17. Ida Amelia Gillis, Birth Registration 1872/3463 (1872).
  18. "Brisbane Courier Mail", 18 Feb 1873, page 3.
  19. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1858 - 1880) Saturday 11 July 1874 p 2 Advertising.
  20. Will of William Gillis 1874.
  21. 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 10 March 1875 p 2 Article.
  22. Certificate, Mary Robinson & Francis Gillies marriage of 1861.
  23. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage - 1876/000171.
  24. Newspaper Article, Death William Gillis, 25 Oct 1882.
  25. William Patrick Gillis, Birth Certificate 7919 689 (1858).

William Gillis

M, b. 1893, d. 14 February 1917
  • William Gillis was born in 1893 in Doctor's Creek, Queensland.1,2,3
  • He was the son of William Patrick Gillis and Eliza Izzard.
  • William Gillis joined the AIF on 10 March 1916 in Toowoomba He was 22 years, 9 months old and a labourer. He listed his next of kin as his widowed mother Eliza Gillis of Rangeville, Toowoomba. He served in France as a Private in the 42nd Battalion.3
  • William Gillis died on 14 February 1917 in Etaples, France.4,3
  • He was buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES.3

Citations

  1. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1893/C5370     Gillis     William     William Patrick     Eliza Izzard.
  3. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Record of William Gillis - WWI.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Deaths 1890/C1296     Gillis     Agnes     William Patrick Gillis     Eliza Izzard.

William Patrick Gillis1

M, b. 26 September 1858, d. 9 August 1900

William Patrick Gillis 1858 - 1900. Photo supplied by Pendal Maag
  • William Patrick Gillis was born on 26 September 1858 in Seven Mile Creek, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.2,3
  • He was the son of William Gillis and Jane Eyles.3
  • William Patrick Gillis, together with his sister Ellen was taken to court by James Matthias (Graham) Grehan. On 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."4
  • At the age of 21 years, 5 months and 18 days, William Patrick Gillis married Eliza Izzard, daughter of William Izzard and Ann Maria Martin, on 15 March 1880 in Highfields, Queensland.5,6,7
  • On 26 October 1882 William was the informant for his father's death certificate. William gave his address as Service Little Plain near Toowoomba.8
  • On 5 February 1891William Patrick 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.9
  • William Patrick Gillis died on 9 August 1900 in Toowoomba Hospital at age 41. His death was caused by an absess in his throat, pneumonia, and exhaustion. He died after spending a week in the hospital. At the time of his death was a farmer. John McGregor, his brother in law was the informant of his death. He had been married to Eliza Issard since he was 21 years old, and they had 9 (11) living children Ellen 19, Annie 18, Jane 16, Sarah 14, Catherine 12, Henry 9,William 7,George 5,Alice 2 and Ronald Vernon aged 6 months. One child, Agnes, had died an infant.10,6
  • He was buried on 10 August 1900 in Cabarlah Cemetery. William and Eliza's headstone reads
    in loving memory of our dear father who died 9th August 1900 aged 41 years also our beloved mother who died 5th July 1924 aged 60 years also our dear brother Donald (Ronald) Gillis who died 30 March 1901 aged 14 Months. Thy Will be Done.6,11

Children of William Patrick Gillis and Eliza Izzard

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death - 00/001482.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 1858/001329.
  3. William Patrick Gillis, Birth Certificate 7919 689 (1858).
  4. 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.
  5. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  6. William Patrick Gillis, Death Certificate, William Patrick Gillis.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950; William Gillis ,Eliza Izzard;     15 Mar 1880 Queensland;000246 /5392.
  8. William Gillis, Death Certificate of William Gillis.
  9. Unknown, Book - "The McGregor History."
  10. Sandra Delphine Johnson, "Bidgood Ancestral File", Ancestral File.
  11. Eliza and Ronald Gillis William Headstone, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  12. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pedigree File Submitted by Sandra Short.

Melva Kathleen Ann Gillman1

F, b. 29 July 1901, d. 1985

Citations

  1. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Marriage 1923/9770Melva Kathleen Anne Gillman ;William Earl      Sutton.
  2. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Death 1985/37238     Sutton      Melva Kathleen Anne ;     29 July 1901.
  3. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Marriage 1923/9770     Melva Kathleen Anne      Gillman ;     William Earl      Sutton.
  4. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Death 1967/28871     Sutton      William Earl ;     68Y.