Annie May Merritt1

F, b. 1896

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1896     C3612     Anne May     Merritt     ;William     ;Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.

Arthur Gordon Merritt1

M, b. 1904

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1904     C3231     Arthur Gordon     Merritt;     William;     Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.

Benjamin Roland Merritt1

M, b. 1883, d. 1964

Child of Benjamin Roland Merritt and Christina Wassmund

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1977     B74986     Dorothy May     Trost     ;Benjamin Rowland Merritt      ;Christina Wasmund.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1964     C620     Benjamin Rowland     Merritt     -      Edith May Merritt ** born Highfields,Queensland aged 81 years.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1911     C3046     Benjamin Rowland;     Merritt     Christina     Wasmund.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1916     C2441     Christina     Merritt     ;Albert Wasmund      ;Fredericka Burow.

Donald Merritt1

M, b. September 1857, d. 1927
  • Donald Merritt's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the September 1857 Quarter.1,2
  • He was the son of William Merritt and Charlotte Allen.1
  • Donald Merritt died in 1927 in Brisbane, Queensland.1

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1927     B463     Donald     Merritt;     William Merritt;      Charlotte Harding.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Sep 1857 Merritt      Donald           ; Newbury;      2c     2120.          

Donald Tom Merritt1

M, b. 1889, d. 1966

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1966     C1215     Donald Tom     Merritt;     William Merritt      ;Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1889     C3465     Donald Tom     Merritt;     William;     Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.

Dortothy May Merritt1

F, b. 1912, d. 1977

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1932/C1824     Trost     Herbert Henry Charles;     Merritt     Dorothy May.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1912     C8646     Dorothy May     Merritt;     Benjamin Rowland     ;Christina Wasmund.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1977     B74986     Dorothy May     Trost     ;Benjamin Rowland Merritt      ;Christina Wasmund.

Edith Merritt1

F, b. 7 February 1871

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Birth 1871     C442     Edith     Merritt     ;Alfred     ;Lucy Harris.
  2. 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 11 February 1871 p 2 Family Notices.

Edith May Merritt1

F, b. 1862, d. 28 February 1932
  • Edith May Merritt was born in 1862 in Queensland.2,3
  • She was the daughter of Moses Merritt and Sarah Taylor.3
  • At the age of 30 years, Edith May Merritt married Ernest Schulz in 1892 in Queensland.4
  • On 15 February 1931,her husband, Ernest Schulz died in Queensland.5
  • Edith May Merritt died on 28 February 1932 in Queensland.6
  • She was buried on 29 February 1932 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. OPD1-002-0021.7

Child of Edith May Merritt

Child of Edith May Merritt and Ernest Schulz

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1964     C620     Benjamin Rowland     Merritt     -      Edith May Merritt ** born Highfields,Queensland aged 81 years.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1964     C620     Benjamin Rowland     Merritt     -      Edith May Merritt ** born Highfields,Queensland aged 81 years.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1862     C227     Edith May     Merritt;     Moses     ;Sarah Taylor.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1892     C1348     Ernest     Schulz     ;Edith May;     Merritt.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1931     C950     Ernest     Schulz     Gottleeb ;     Augusta Hoffmannun.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1932     C983     Edith May     Schulz;     Moses Merritt;     Sarah Taylor.
  7. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1894     C7487     Lillie May     Schulz;     Ernest;     Edith May Merritt.

Eleanor Mary Merritt1

F, b. 1883

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Birth 1883     C2511     Elenor Mary     Merritt     ;Alfred;     Lucy Harris.

Elizabeth Merritt1

F, b. March 1862

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1862     C173     Elizabeth     Merritt;     William;     Charlotte Allen.

Eva Rose Merritt1

F, b. 1893, d. 1912

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1912     C4531     Eva Rose     Merritt     ;William Merritt      ;Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1893     C3523     Eva Rose     Merritt;     William;     Elizabeth Hounslow.

Florence Merritt1

F, b. 1875
  • Florence Merritt was born in 1875 in Queensland. She was a twin to Lilly.1
  • She was the daughter of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris.1
  • In 1901 Lilly and (presumedly) Florence were running a boarding house at Fernbank (Cabarlah). The Queensland Country Life reported on 12 April 1901" ... Proceeding along the railway line one passes the small stations, Klineton, Cabarlah, where the Miss Merritt's have an excellent
    boarding house on the edge of the range, and which is held in high esteem as a health resort."2

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Birth 1875     C4136     Florence     Merritt     ;Alfred     ;Lucy Harris.
  2. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, Queensland Country Life (Qld. : 1900 - 1954) Friday 12 April 1901 p 24 Article.

Frank Hugh Merritt1

M, b. 1880, d. 1968
  • Frank Hugh Merritt was born in 1880 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris.1
  • In August 1922 Alf Merritt was appointed Shire Clerk to the Highfields Shire Council. His father Alfred had been Shire Clerk and foreman of works for 14 years. His brother Frank was the shire clerk in Toowoomba at the time.2
  • Frank Hugh Merritt died in 1968 in Queensland.3

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Birth 1880     C1935     Frank Hugh     Merritt     ;Alfred;     Lucy Harris.
  2. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 29 August 1922 p 9 Article.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1968     B1031     Frank Hugh     Merritt;     Alfred Merritt ;     Lucy Harris.

George Frederick Merritt1

M, b. 1901, d. 1901

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1901     C1392     George Frederick     Merritt;     William Merritt      ;Jane Elizabeth Hounslow.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1901     C3326     George Frederick     Merritt;     William     ;Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.

Harold Waldron Merritt1

M, b. 1878, d. 1956
  • Harold Waldron Merritt was born in 1878 in Pechey, Queensland.1
  • He was the son of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris.1
  • At the age of 27 years, Harold Waldron Merritt married Margaret Geraghty in 1905 in Queensland.2
  • Harold Waldron Merritt and Margaret Geraghty appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1914 living at Gowrie Estate, Kingsthorpe.3
  • Harold Waldron Merritt died in 1956 in Queensland.4

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Birth 1878     C1672     Harold Waldron     Merritt;     Alfred;     Lucy Harris.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1905     C651     Harold Waldron     Merritt;     Margaret     Geraghty.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1914.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1956     C4211     Harold Waldron     Merritt     ;Alfred ;     Lucy Harris.

Henry Merritt1

M, b. 1858, d. 1932
  • Henry Merritt was born in 1858 in Brisbane, Queensland.2
  • He was the son of Moses Merritt and Sarah Taylor.1
  • Henry Merritt died in 1932 in Queensland.1

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1932     C3538     Henry     Merritt     ;Moses Merritt;     Sarah Taylor.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1858     B768     Henry     Merritt     ;Moses     ;Sarah Taylor.     

John Merritt1

M, b. 1823, d. 1891

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1891     C1342     John     Merritt;     William Merritt ;     Patience Wigg.

John Francis Merritt1

M, b. 1885

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1885     C1978     John Francis     Merritt;     William;     Elizabeth Hounslow.

Joseph Bailey Merritt1

M, b. circa 1840, d. December 1879
  • Joseph Bailey Merritt was born circa 1840.1
  • He was the son of William Merritt and Elizabeth Harding.1
  • Joseph Bailey Merritt died in December 1879 in Brisbane, Queensland.1
  • He was buried on 26 December 1879 in Toowong Cemetery.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1879     B13316     Joseph Bailey     Merritt;     William Merritt      ;Elizabeth Harding.
  2. Brisbane City Council Grave Finder, online http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_899

Julia Alice Merritt1

F, b. 1868

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1868     C397     Julia Alice     Merritt     ;Moses;     Sarah Taylor.     

Laura Jane Merritt1

F, b. 1899

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1899     C3312     Laura Jane     Merritt;     William     ;Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.

Lillian Merritt1

F, b. 1875
  • Lillian Merritt was born in 1875 in Queensland. She was a twin to Florence.1
  • She was the daughter of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris.1
  • In 1901 Lilly and (presumedly) Florence were running a boarding house at Fernbank (Cabarlah). The Queensland Country Life reported on 12 April 1901" ... Proceeding along the railway line one passes the small stations, Klineton, Cabarlah, where the Miss Merritt's have an excellent
    boarding house on the edge of the range, and which is held in high esteem as a health resort."2
  • Lillian Merritt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at "Fernbank", Cabarlah. Lilly was a boarding house keeper.3
  • At the age of 34 years, Lillian Merritt married Leonard Griffith Sims in 1909 in Queensland.4

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Birth 1875     C4135     Lilian     Merritt;     Alfred;     Lucy Harris.
  2. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, Queensland Country Life (Qld. : 1900 - 1954) Friday 12 April 1901 p 24 Article.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Cabarlah 1905.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1909     C2795     Lilian     Merritt;     Leonard Griffiths     Sims.

Miriam Merritt1

F, b. 1847, d. 9 March 1870
  • Miriam Merritt was born in 1847.1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Merritt and Elizabeth Harding.1
  • Miriam Merritt died on 9 March 1870 in Queensland.1
  • She was buried on 11 March 1870 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PUB2-1R3-0009.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1870     C167     Miriam     Merritt;     William Merritt ;     Elizabeth Harding.
  2. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php

Morris Moses Merritt1,2

M, b. 1851, d. July 1928
  • Morris Moses Merritt was born in 1851.1,3
  • He was the son of Moses Merritt and Sarah Taylor.1
  • Morris Moses Merritt died in July 1928 in Chinchilla, Queensland. The Queenslander reported:-" The death took place at the Chin- chilla Hospital last week of Mr. Morris Merritt, a very old resident of the district, who was also well known in Toowoomba and Dalby. He is survived by his widow and two sons, three daughters, and a number of grandchildren. De- ceased was in his 77th. year.1

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1928     C2682     Morris     Merritt;     Morris Merritt      ;Sarah Taylor.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1965     C406     Maurice Charles     Merritt;     Maurice Moses Merritt     ;Anne Wain.
  3. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Thursday 19 July 1928 p 7 Article.

Moses Merritt1

M, b. 1821, d. 24 June 1881
  • Moses Merritt was born in 1821.1,2
  • He was the son of William Merritt and Patience Wigg.2
  • Moses Merritt married Sarah Taylor circa 1850.1
  • Moses Merritt died on 24 June 1881 in Queensland.3,2,4
  • He was buried on 26 June 1881 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. METH1-003-0013.4

Children of Moses Merritt and Sarah Taylor

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1862     C227     Edith May     Merritt;     Moses     ;Sarah Taylor.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1881     C768     Moses     Merritt;     William Merritt ;     Patience Wigg.
  3. Crows Nest & District Tourist and Progress Association Inc, " From Tall Timbers", Page 97.
  4. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1928     C2682     Morris     Merritt;     Morris Merritt      ;Sarah Taylor.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1918     C3576     William     Merritt;     Moses Merritt     ;Sarah Taylor.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1932     C3538     Henry     Merritt     ;Moses Merritt;     Sarah Taylor.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1868     C397     Julia Alice     Merritt     ;Moses;     Sarah Taylor.     

Sarah Alice Merritt1

F, b. 1891

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1891     C3808     Sarah Alice     Merritt;     William     ;Elizabeth Jane.

Walter Roger Bailey Merritt1

M, b. 1876, d. 4 December 1877
  • Walter Roger Bailey Merritt was born in 1876 in Queensland.1,2
  • He was the son of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris.1
  • Walter Roger Bailey Merritt died on 4 December 1877 in Queensland.1,3
  • He was buried on 5 December 1877 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PUB2-1R3-0009.1

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  2. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Birth 1876     C1497     Walter Roger Bailey     Merritt;     Alfred     ;Lucy Harris.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1877     C744     Walter Roger Bailey     Merritt;     Alfred Merritt      ;Lucy Harris.

Walter William Merritt1

M, b. circa 1840, d. 1924
  • Walter William Merritt was born circa 1840.1
  • He was the son of William Merritt and Elizabeth Harding.1
  • In 1888 Walter was the mail man for the St Lawrence district.2
  • Walter William Merritt died in 1924 in Queensland.1

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1924     C1882     Walter William     Merritt;     William Merritt     ;Elizabeth Harding.
  2. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Tuesday 6 March 1888 p 4 Article.

William Merritt1

M, b. 1854, d. 7 July 1918
  • William Merritt was baptized in 1854 in Queensland.1,2
  • He was the son of Moses Merritt and Sarah Taylor.1
  • William Merritt married Elizabeth Jane Hounslow circa 1870.3
  • William Merritt died on 7 July 1918 in Queensland.1
  • He was buried on 8 July 1918 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. METH1-1R3-0017.4

Children of William Merritt and Elizabeth Jane Hounslow

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1918     C3576     William     Merritt;     Moses Merritt     ;Sarah Taylor.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1854     BBP2802     William     Merritt;     Moses;     Sarah -.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1879     B13316     Joseph Bailey     Merritt;     William Merritt      ;Elizabeth Harding.
  4. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1885     C1978     John Francis     Merritt;     William;     Elizabeth Hounslow.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1952     C4051     Albert William     Merritt;     John William      ;Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1966     C1215     Donald Tom     Merritt;     William Merritt      ;Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1891     C3808     Sarah Alice     Merritt;     William     ;Elizabeth Jane.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1912     C4531     Eva Rose     Merritt     ;William Merritt      ;Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1896     C3612     Anne May     Merritt     ;William     ;Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1899     C3312     Laura Jane     Merritt;     William     ;Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1901     C1392     George Frederick     Merritt;     William Merritt      ;Jane Elizabeth Hounslow.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1904     C3231     Arthur Gordon     Merritt;     William;     Elizabeth Jane Hounslow.

William Merritt1

M, b. 1808, d. 28 November 1874
  • William Merritt was born in 1808.1
  • He was the son of William Merritt and Patience Wigg.2
  • William Merritt married Elizabeth Harding circa 1830.1
  • His marriage, at 48 years, to Charlotte Allen was registered in the June 1856 Quarter Registration District.3,4
  • On 9 June 1862,his wife, Charlotte Allen died in Queensland.5
  • In March 1869, William Merritt and Duncan Munro attended a function hosting the Governer to the Geham area. The Queensland Times reported:- "The party then adjourned to the large dwelling-house adjoining the mills, under the verandah of which the dinner was laid out in Mr. Wright's best style. Mr. William Merritt, the oldest established farmer at Highfields, occupied the chair, supported on the right by his Execellency and Mr. Terry, on the left by Mr. Duncan Munro and Mr. W. H. Groom,M.L.A. The vice-chair was occu pied by Mr. E. W. Pechey, supported on his right by the Mayor of Toowoomba, and on the left by Mr. William Handcock."6
  • In July 1869 David Kynoch was charged with the theft of three calves from William Merritt. The Darling Downs Gazette reported:- "David Kynoch, Catherine Ambrose, and William Patrick Ambrose, were charged with feloniously stealing three head of cattle the property of William and Alfred Merritt, at Highfields. Mr. Boyle for the defendants. J. B. Barry said he was a constable stationed at Ipswich ; he went to the prisoners' house, at Perseverance Station, on Wednesday last, and found the two younger prisoners on the premises ; they were step-children of the prisoner Kynoch ; told the girl he was a detective constable, and asked her to show her father’s brands ; she brought about eight or ten from the dairy, and when be asked if there were not two or three more she replied, ' no ;' afterwards searched the dwelling house, and found the CAW brands, now produced, under the bed; Alfred Merritt was present when the brands were found, and Catherine Ambrose said, "If Mr. Merritt will not press the charge against my father he can have all the horses and bullocks we have ; we did not know that the calves belonged to Mr. Merritt when we brought then up the range, from Luke's waterhole ." asked her if the brands now produced were those used in branding the cattle, and she replied, 'Yes they are ;" he (witness) said to her "You knew they are not your own cattle, although you did not know they were Mr. Merritt's," and she said " Yes; I have been very foolish, and I am sorry for it; " We drove the cattle to the yard at Perseverance Station, kept them there one night, and then drove then over to the farm, which is about ten-miles nearer to Toowoomba ; they remained there three or four days, where they were branded by herself, her brother, and a man named Paddy O'Neil ; he (witness) had compared the brands now produced with the brands upon the cattle, and found them to correspond; arrested Catherine and William Ambrose on Wednesday evening, and had shown them the cattle this (Friday) morning'; they were identified by them as the cattle they had branded; and Catherine said it was her father who had assisted to brand them, and not Paddy O'Neil as she had first stated; arrested the prisoner David Kynoch outside the Court that morning, and after reading the warrant to him he said, ''the cattle are mine "took him into the yard to look at , and he said " Yes, those are the cattle ; I branded them and they are my property." By the Bench: The cattle were found in a paddock nearly adjoining the prisoners farm on Reedy Creek and were identified by Mr. Merritt as his property Wm. Merritt, examined by Detective Barry, said he missed a mob of cattle from his paddocks about five weeks ago ; there were several milking cows with their calves among the mob, they were returned about nine days afterward with the exception of three unbranded calves, almost eight or nine months old ; saw them next in a paddock near Reedy Creek, where they were fresh branded ; the cattle outside the Court were those he had referred to, and were the property of himself and his son ; met the prisoner Kynoch on the Highfields road on Thursday afternoon and he said, "This is a very bad job, Mr Merritt, cannot we arrange the matter' he (witness) told him that the case was totally out of his control, and prisoner replied, “I will do anything if you will stop the proceedings. If there are any of your calves among them you can take them and I will give you anything I have; we did not know the calves belonged to you at the time they were branded; they were branded by myself, and I took them from my own paddock and put them into Cameron's paddock.' Alfred Merritt corroborated the evidence of the apprehending constable. At the close of the examination Detective Barry applied for a remand until Tuesday next, for the purpose of producing further evidence. . On the application of Mr. Boyle, bail was granted to the prisoners Ambrose, themselves in £20, and two sureties of £10 each, but the Bench refused to admit Kynoch to bail."7
  • On 25 February 1874 William Merritt lived at an unknown place . The Darling Downs Gazette reported "The road to Highfields has been of late considerably improved by the erection of numerous culverts across the various gullies, and a road has been cleared through the scrub, within about half a mile of the residence of Wm. Merritt, Esq. J.P., and the road party are now engaged in erecting a culvert across a nasty gully close to where they have been clearing."8
  • William Merritt died on 28 November 1874 in Brisbane, Queensland.1,9
  • He was buried on 30 November 1874 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.10
  • In June 1877, William Merritt and Unknown Tansey living at in Merritts Creek. The Darling Downs Gazette reported on 27 June 1877:- "Upon the creek known as Merritt's Creek are several fine farms, notably Mr. Merritt's and Mr. Tansey's. Mr. Tansey's farm is mostly a pastoral one, and devoted to cattle, but he has some fine cultivation. Lucerne, prairie grass, and several other paddocks that are well cultivated keep up a winter's supply of feed for a large number of cattle and horses. Mr. Tansey has also been fortunate enough to obtain in the Burnett district a 5000-acre selection, besides the large area held by him on Merritt's creek."11

Children of William Merritt and Elizabeth Harding

Children of William Merritt and Charlotte Allen

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1902     C1374     Alfred     Merritt;     William Merritt;      Elizabeth Harding.     
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1874     B8902     William     Merritt     ;William Merritt;      Patience Wigg.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1862     C173     Elizabeth     Merritt;     William;     Charlotte Allen.
  4. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Jun 1856 ALLEN      Charlotte ; Newbury      Scan
    ; MERRITT      William            Newbury      2c     360.          
  5. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  6. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908) Tuesday 23 March 1869 p 3 Article.
  7. 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 17 July 1869 p 3 Article.
  8. 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 25 February 1874 p 3 Article.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1874     B8902     William     Merritt;     William Merritt ;     Patience Wigg.
  10. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, PUB2-1R3-0010.
  11. 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 27 June 1877 p 3 Article.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1893     C1516     William Harding     Merritt;     William Merritt      ;Elizabeth Harding.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1924     C1882     Walter William     Merritt;     William Merritt     ;Elizabeth Harding.
  14. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1879     B13316     Joseph Bailey     Merritt;     William Merritt      ;Elizabeth Harding.
  15. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1902     C1374     Alfred     Merritt;     William Merritt;      Elizabeth Harding.
  16. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1870     C167     Miriam     Merritt;     William Merritt ;     Elizabeth Harding.
  17. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1927     B463     Donald     Merritt;     William Merritt;      Charlotte Harding.