Harold Norman Rutherford1

M, b. circa 1890

Citations

  1. Patricia Williams, Book - "From Cornwall to Crows Nest."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1921/B27572 Rutherford Harold Norman Gould     Helen Elizabeth Maud.

Leicester Elder Rutherford1,2

M, b. 31 March 1909, d. 3 September 1964
  • Leicester Elder Rutherford was born on 31 March 1909 in New Zealand. He was the son of Beartice and Andrew Donald RUTHERFORD.1,3
  • At the age of 50 years, 9 months and 16 days, Leicester Elder Rutherford married Edna Olive Holdaway, daughter of George William Holdaway and Eliza Ann Crowther, on 16 January 1960.1
  • Leicester Elder Rutherford died on 3 September 1964 in New Zealand at age 55.1,2

Citations

  1. Tracing Adam, online http://tracingadam.7doves.com/
  2. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Death 1964/33387     Rutherford      Leicester Elder      ;55Y.
  3. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Birth 1909/21142     Rutherford      Leicester Elder ;     Beatrice     Andrew Donald.

Dorothea Maria Sophia Ruwold1

F, b. circa 1845, d. 1909
  • Dorothea Maria Sophia Ruwold was born circa 1845. She was the daughter of Johann Joachim Gottlieb Frederick Ruwoldt and Augusta Margaret Sparwand.1,2
  • Dorothea Maria Sophia Ruwold married Joachim Wilhelm Lange circa 1870.1
  • Dorothea Maria Sophia Ruwold died in 1909 in Queensland.2

Children of Dorothea Maria Sophia Ruwold and Joachim Wilhelm Lange

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1939     B43519     Hermann August Carl     Lange     ;Joachim Wilhelm Friedrich      ;Dorathea Maria Sophia Ruwoldt.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1909     C3467     Dorothea Maria Sophia     Lange     ;Johann Joachim Gottlieb Frederick Ruwoldt ;     Augusta Margaret Sparwand.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1944     C1299     Joachim Friedrich Wilhelm     Lange     ;Joachim      ;Dorothea Runvoldt.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1940     C2137     Louise Dorothea     Lange;     Joehim Wilhelm Fredich ;     Dorothea Louise Ruwoldt.

Alexia Mary Agnes Ryan1

F, b. 1899, d. 29 January 1967
  • Alexia Mary Agnes Ryan was born in 1899 in Queensland.1,2,3
  • She was the daughter of John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean.3
  • Alexia Mary Agnes Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Ravensbourne. She carried out home duties.4
  • At the age of 22 years, Alexia Mary Agnes Ryan married Joseph Quirey, son of Joseph Quirey and Margaret Adams, in 1921 in Queensland.1
  • Alexia Mary Agnes Ryan and Joseph Quirey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. Joseph was a farmer.5
  • Alexia Mary Agnes Ryan died on 29 January 1967.2
  • She was buried on 31 December 1967 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.2

Child of Alexia Mary Agnes Ryan and Joseph Quirey

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1921/C860     Quirey     Joseph:     Ryan     Alexia Mary Agnes.
  2. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1898     C5342     Alexia Mary Agnes     Ryan     ;John Thomas     ;Agnes Eleise Kean.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1919.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon 1930.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1964/C6638     Lyol Joseph     Quirey;     Joseph;     Alexie Mary Agnes Ryan.

Audrey Winifred Ryan1

F, b. 14 October 1909, d. 1909
  • Audrey Winifred Ryan was born on 14 October 1909 in Brisbane, Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Robert Ryan and Mary Martha McKinstry.1
  • Audrey Winifred Ryan died in 1909 in Brisbane, Queensland.1
  • She was buried on 19 October 1909 in Toowong Cemetery.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1909     B11636     Audrey Winifred     Ryan;     Robert Ryan ;     Martha Mary McKinstry.
  2. Brisbane City Council Grave Finder, online http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_899

Beatrice Ryan1

F, b. 1894

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1921/B29119     Diamond     James Bernard     ;Ryan     Beatrice.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1894/C2360      Beatrice     Ryan;     James;     Mary Jane Groom.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Australian Electoral Roles 1925 Div of Oxley: Sub Div Kurlipa.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Australian Electoral Roles 1937-1943 Div of Griffith; Sub Div Kurlipa.
  5. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 1947/B11627     James Bernard     Diamond;     Edward;     Matilda Austin.

Bridget Ryan1

F, b. circa 1915, d. 1915

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1915     C3697     Bridget     Ryan     ;William Ryan ;Bridget McQuillan.

Bridget Mary (Hilda) Ryan1

F, b. circa 1880, d. 1953

Children of Bridget Mary (Hilda) Ryan and William Henry Humberdross

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1902     B1732     Bridget Mary     Ryan;     William Henry     Humberdross.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1953     B46823     Bridget     Humberdross;     Thomas Ryan      ;Mary Moroney.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1903     C2933     William Peter     Humberdross     ;William     ;Hilda Ryan.

Briget Ryan1

F

Child of Briget Ryan and Thomas McGuire

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Qld Birth Ref 80/B026021.

Catherine Canberra Ryan1

F, b. 1913
  • Catherine Canberra Ryan was born in 1913 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of William Ryan and Bridget McQuillan.1
  • At the age of 22 years, Catherine Canberra Ryan married John Gurney in 1935 in Queensland.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth1913     C13540     Catherine Canbera     Ryan;     William     ;Bridget McQuillan.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1935     C3541     John     Gurney     ;Catherine Canbera known as Cathrine Canberra     Ryan;.

Charles John Ryan1

M, b. 1899
  • Charles John Ryan was born in 1899 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean.1
  • Charles John Ryan and William Francis Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. They were labourers.2
  • Charles John Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll with John Thomas Ryan in 1925 in Ravensbourne. John Thomas was a teamster. Son Charles was a labourer.3
  • Charles John Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. Charles was a labourer.4

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1899     C5356     Charles John     Ryan     ;John Thomas     ;Agnes Eleise Kean.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1921.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1925.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1930.

Clarence Michael Ryan1

M, b. 19 October 1917, d. 5 February 1920
  • Clarence Michael Ryan was born on 19 October 1917.1
  • He was the son of John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean.1
  • Clarence Michael Ryan died on 5 February 1920 in Queensland at age 2.1

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1920     C1414     Clarence Michael     Ryan;     John Thomas Ryan ;     Agnes Kean.

Denis Ryan1

M, b. circa 1870
  • Denis Ryan was born circa 1870.1
  • In 1901 his name appeared in the Queensland Post Office Directory. He was a selector living at Thornville. A Patrick and John Ryan were also selectors at Thornville.2
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1913 living at Djuan. He was a farmer.3

Citations

  1. Crows Nest & District Tourist and Progress Association Inc, " From Tall Timbers", Page 162.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Dows Sub Div Crows Nest 1913.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs, Sub Div Crow's Nest 1903-1913.

Dorothy Ethel Ryan1

F, b. 1908, d. 1985

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1928     C2715     Michael     McQuillan     ;Dorothy Ethel     Ryan.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1985     53547     Dorothy Ethel     McQuillan;     John Ryan     ;Mary Agnes Lupton.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1908     C10760     Dorothy Ethel     Ryan;     John;     Mary Agnes Lupton.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1969     C6989     Michael     McQuillan;     John McQuillan ;     Annie Scholmire.

Dorothy Winfred Ryan1

F, b. 3 April 1904
  • Dorothy Winfred Ryan was born on 3 April 1904 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Robert Ryan and Mary Martha McKinstry.1
  • In May 1906 The book "Crow's Nest History" mentioned that Dorothy was severely scalded when she pulled a kettle of boiling water over her legs on a Sunday. She was taken to see Mr J A McKee, who after dressing the wounds strongly advised that Dorothy be taken to hospital. She left on the train to Toowoomba on Wednesday.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1904     C3370     Dorothy Winifred     Ryan;     Robert     ;Mary Martha McKinstry.
  2. Robin Smith, "Crow's Nest History."

Elizabeth Barbara Ryan1

F, b. 1899
  • Elizabeth Barbara Ryan was born in 1899 in Wilcannia, New South Wales.1
  • She was the daughter of John (James) Ryan and Rose Ann O'Grady.1
  • Elizabeth Barbara Ryan commenced school on 17 October 1904 at Pinelands State School. Bessie was a first day pupil. She was 5 years 10 months old. She left the school in June 1906. Her father James was listed a farmer at Pinelands. On the night of 4 Feb 1905 James a was elected to the Pinelands School Committee, although he was not present at the time.2

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 8422/1899      RYAN      ELIZABETH      JOHN ;     ROSE A;      WILCANNIA.
  2. School Reunion Committee, "Pinelands SS."

Ellen Ryan1

F, b. 1905
  • Ellen Ryan was born in 1905 in Toowoomba, Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of William Ryan and Bridget McQuillan.2
  • At the age of 21 years, Ellen Ryan married Edward Jules Juillerat, son of Ernest Juillerat and Alice Mountjoy Haines, on 21 April 1926 in Queensland.1
  • Ellen Ryan and Edward Jules Juillerat appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. Edward was an engine driver.3
  • Ellen Ryan was listed as the next of kin of Edward Jules Juillerat when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 20 August 1942 in Crow's Nest. He was living at Ravensbourne at the time and gave his next of kin as his wife Ellen. At the time Edward was a sawmill worker. He was discharged 9 August 1944 with the rank of Private.4
  • Ellen Ryan and Edward Jules Juillerat appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Ravensbourne.5
  • On 28 March 1951,her husband, Edward Jules Juillerat died in Queensland at age 47. His death was reported in the Townsville Daily Bulletin "Edward Jule Juillerat, 47, married, of Perry Street, Toowoomba, died on his way to hospital after falling 24 feet at the Toowoomba Foundry today. Julllerat, who was working on a platform, called to a workmate down on the floor and asked for a piece of hemp rope. When Juillerat pointed to the particular piece of rope he wanted, he overbalanced, and fell head-first to tbe concrete floor."6,7

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1926     C1815     Edward Jules     Juillerat;     Ellen     Ryan.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1905     C3391     Ellen     Ryan;     William;     Bridget McQuillan.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1930.
  4. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record Edward Juillerat.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon 1949.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1951     C1111     Edward Jule Juillerat;     Ernest      ;Alice Mountjoy Haines.
  7. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954) Thursday 29 March 1951 p 1 Article.

Hera Lockie Ryan1

F, b. 11 January 1913, d. 11 September 1990

Citations

  1. Tracing Adam, online http://tracingadam.7doves.com/
  2. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Death 1990/34610     Copp      Hera Lockie ;     11 January 1913.
  3. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Death 1984/27636     Copp      John Archibald ;     9 March 1910.

Isabel Cecilia Ryan1

F, b. 1910

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1910     C11020     Isabel Cecilia     Ryan;     John Thomas;     Agnes Kean.

James Ryan1

M, b. circa 1860

Children of James Ryan and Mary Jane Groom

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1977/C3365      Winifred     Chambers     ;James Ryan;     Jenny Groom.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1894/C2360      Beatrice     Ryan;     James;     Mary Jane Groom.

James Ryan1

M, b. circa 1890
  • James Ryan was born circa 1890.1
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.1

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1921.

James Ambrose Ryan1

M, b. 1908, d. 1940
  • James Ambrose Ryan was born in 1908 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of William Ryan and Bridget McQuillan.1
  • James Ambrose Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. He was a labourer.2
  • At the age of 25 years, James Ambrose Ryan married Beryl Walker in 1933 in Queensland.3
  • James Ambrose Ryan died in 1940 in Queensland.4

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1908     C10294     James Ambrose     Ryan;     William     ;Bridget McQuillan.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1930.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1933     C801     James Ambrose     Ryan;     Beryl     Walker.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1940     C2363     James Ambrose     Ryan;     William;      Bridget McQuillan.

James P Ryan1

M, b. 1901
  • James P Ryan was born in 1901 in Whitecliffs, New South Wales.1
  • He was the son of John (James) Ryan and Rose Ann O'Grady.1
  • James P Ryan commenced school on 23 January 1906 at Pinelands State School. James was 5 years old. He left the school in June of that year. His father was a farmer at Pinelands at the time.2

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 8786/1901      RYAN      JAMES P ;     JOHN ;     ROSE A ;     WHITE CLIFFS.     
  2. School Reunion Committee, "Pinelands SS."

John Ryan1

M, b. circa 1870
  • John Ryan was born circa 1870.1
  • In 1901 his name appeared in the Queensland Post Office Directory. He was a selector living at Thornville. A Patrick and Denis Ryan were also selectors at Thornville.2
  • John Ryan married Rosella Gibson in 1907 in Queensland.3
  • John Ryan and Rosella Gibson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Thornville. He was a farmer.2

Citations

  1. Crows Nest & District Tourist and Progress Association Inc, " From Tall Timbers", Page 162.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Dows Sub Div Crows Nest 1913.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1907     C1024     John     Ryan;     Rosella     Gibson.

John (James) Ryan1

M, b. 1864
  • John (James) Ryan stated at the time of his marriage that he was born in 1864 in Forbes, New South Wales. However no official record has been found. He was the son of Michael Ryan and Bridget O'Connor. A check of the NSW Birth Register shows a the birth of a John Ryan born to Michael & Bridget was registered in Sydney in 1864.1,2
  • Around 1887 John (James) Ryan first met William Peter Kelly. They most likely worked together on a cattle station.3
  • Between 1893 and 1895 James O'Grady was the licencee of the Warra Murtie Hotel. A John Ryan held the licence in 1898 (was this the same John Ryan who married Rose O'Grady ?), Henry McDonald in 1899 and then James O'Grady again in 1900.4
  • At the age of 33 years, John (James) Ryan married Rose Ann O'Grady, daughter of James O'Grady and Elizabeth Cotington, on 19 October 1897 in Warra Murtie Hotel, Warra Murtie Station, New South Wales. Rose Ann was a 20 year old spinster, daughter of James O'Grady, a carrier and Eliza Cotington. Rose Ann, aged 20 was born in South Australia and was living with her parents.
    John was a 33 year old bachelor, born Forbes and a general workman. He was the son of Michael Ryan, a farmer and Bridget O'Connor. Witness to the marriage were Robert Watt and Nora O'Grady [Warra Murtie is on the Wilcannia-Wanarring Road, 60 Km north east of White Cliffs]. Rose's sister Mary was married to William Kelly, a friend of James Ryan.5,1,2
  • In 1902 Rose Ann and John (James) moved from Tibooburra, NSW to the Crow's Nest area where James went to work for Francis Campbell at Beaconsfield. At the time William and Mary Kelly's house burnt down on Walter Benton's selection at Pinelands James and Rose Ann were living in the barn on the property. William and Mary Kelly lived in the house on the same selection having a lease agreement with the with Walter Benton.
    After William and Mary's house burnt down a collection for them was started amongst the teamsters and selectors. Meantime William and Mary lived with the Ryan family in the barn until a new house could be built.6
  • John (James) Ryan enrolled his daughter Elizabeth Barbara Ryan in Pinelands State School on 17 October 1904; Bessie was a first day pupil. She was 5 years 10 months old. She left the school in June 1906. Her father James was listed a farmer at Pinelands. On the night of 4 Feb 1905 James a was elected to the Pinelands School Committee, although he was not present at the time.7
  • In 1905 She was a minor witness in the trial of her uncle James Ryan for the murder of Walter Benton.2
  • John (James) Ryan and Rose Ann O'Grady appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Pinelands, Crow's Nest. John (shown on the roll as James) was a farmer.8
  • On 2 February 1905John (James) Ryan allegedly visited the A.J.B. Bank in Toowoomba where he opened an account, deposited a cheque for £7 10s, deposited £5 and took £2 10s and a cheque book away with him. On the same day was alleged to have visited an ironmongers shop in Ruthven Street where he bought gelignite, a coil of fuse and three dozen detonators for which he paid cash. Before leaving he asked the assistant to fill out a cheque for £125 in favour of W. Benton. Later that day he returned and asked to have a snake skin tanned and sent out to J. Ryan, Crow's Nest
    Walter George Benton.9
  • 4 February 1905 Walter George Benton disappeared. Earlier that day he called at the farm of Jacob Hirning to collect his mare and foal before going about the district where his work took him. Later, around 6pm he rode away from Thomas Neilson's home on the mare with the foal following. He was seen half an hour later as he passed the Kelly house on his way towards the Ryan house.
    A few weeks passed before it was realized he was missing resulting in an extensive search of Pinelands scrub. The remains of several small fires were brought to the attention of the police. On examination small pieces of bone, possibly from a human foot, a buckle, buttons and rivets from trousers, nails and eyelets and tacks from boots and other items were also found. James Ryan was charged with Walter's murder on 18 February. Ryan had wanted to buy the selection from Water who's asking price of £125 was beyond Ryan's means.
    The case went to the Supreme Court resulting in James Ryan being convicted of Walter's murder "with the recommendation to mercy on account of no one seeing the murder done". He sentenced Ryan to be hung by the neck. The sentence was commuted to penal servitude for life. The curator of Intestate Wills sold Walter's property for £250 and obtained his remains for burial by his sister Mary Ann Astbury. A year later more bones and further evidence connected with murder were found on his property.10,11
  • On 20 February 1905 the Sydney Morning Herald reported:- JAMES RYAN CHARGED WITH MURDER.
    POLICE COURT PROCEEDINGS. A REMAND FOR EIGHT DAYS.
    BRISBANE, Saturday.
    Feeling at Crow's Nest reached its height yesterday morning when James Ryan was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the murder of Walter Benton at Pinelands. Ten days elapsed between the disappearance of Benton and the first report that he was missing. Benton was a settler for many years in this district. He was of small stature. Ryan, with his wife and four children, arrived in the district a couple of years ago from Tibooburra, in the Wilcannia district, with other western man.
    Mrs Asbury, a widowed sister of Benton, lived with the family at Bald Hills, near the scene of the alleged crime. Her eldest son went on Sunday and asked Ryan if he had seen his uncle. Ryan said, "No," and also said he was anxious to know himself, as he had purchased a farm. The boy again questioned Ryan on Monday, and receiving a negative reply reported tho matter to the police.
    Inquiry showed that Benton left Nelson' s house, Crow's Nest, where he had bean residing, on tho evening of February 4. He was going to Ryan's, and said he would not be long. He was then wearing dungaree trousers and Blucher boots, and was on horseback. Ryan admitted being in Benton's company on the night in question when he purchased the selection. One hundred and twenty-five notes were paid to Benton, but Ryan says he never saw deceased afterwards. Next day he found the horse in his paddock, the saddle being against a tree. Tho police found a new four furrow plough at this spot. Ryan used the horse and saddle for some days.
    Detective Henderson, Constable Kingford, and a tracker arrived by Monday night's train. Sub-lnspector Malone, Detective Newman, Sergeant Poultey, and two trackers on Tuesday morning, riding from Murphy's Greek, Police from outside stations and Sub-Inspector Geraghty arrived on Tuesday night. On Wednesday attention was concentrated at the selection. A police camp was formed there. At 2.30 in the afternoon Geraghty and, tracker found the remains of a fierce fire in tho scrub on a selection in view of the house, and near a big fallen box tree, which was very dry. Timber had been conveyed to the spot, and piled over the fork of the tree and the large limbs. The ashes had been carefully swept and carried away. Forty yards distant the remains of another fire were found, and nearly in a gully where a little work had been done in making a dam. The remains of several other fires were close by. Tho police collected the ashes and kept a pole. The remains were sent to Brisbane for analysis. Trousers' buttons and brass eyelets from boots wore found amongst the ashes. Ryan moved about all Wednesday and Thursday, and offered no assistance, Yesterday morning the police considered them selves warranted in effecting his arrest with out waiting for the result of the analysis. Accused was lodged in Crow's Nest watch house. Ryan is of the bush type, of stalwart build, and fair complexion. His wife is also a typical western woman.
    Sunday.
    James Ryan appeared at the Crow's Nest Police court yesterday morning, charged with the wilful murder of Walter George Benton, when charged the accused did not make any reply.
    Acting Sergeant Henderson gave evidence at the arrest of the accused on a charge of suspected murder of Benton. When arrested the accused said: "I knew you would have to do this; I expected it. The case is very black against me." Witness said to accused: "The grounds I have for your arrest are that there have been several articles found in the life down the gully." Witness added.
    The police found tho heel of a boot, riveted button, similar to buttons on the trousers worn by Benton on the 4th, and a piece of dungaree, the same material as the trousers Benton wore on the 4th; also boot strings, a pair of tweezers, apparently a knife, and a burnt collar stud." Accused said: "Can I ask you a Question?" Witness replied "Yes." Accused said: "Can you tell me if they found an arm. or a foot, or any part of Benton?" witness replied: "They found no arm or foot, but found a human bone or bones." About 9 o'clock on Saturday morning witness saw the defendant at the watch house, and said: Ryan from information received since I charged you on suspicion of murder, I now charge you with the wilful murder of Walter Benton at Pinelands on the 4th February." The accused made no reply.
    Accused was asked If he had any questions to ask and he said "Yes." Addressing witness he said: "What l said t0 you was ' What is it they have found?' "
    Witness: ' Yes you said that , and followed up by asking if an arm or foot had been found.''
    Accused: " I asked you first what they found, and you answered "The answer is not in evidence"
    Witness said that no time had elapsed between asking of the two questions, which were as in his evidence. On the application of the police, the accused was remanded for eight days.6
  • On 3 March 1905 Thomas Neilson gave evidence at the trial of James Ryan for the murder of Walter Benton. The Brisbane Courier reported next day -
    "Thomas Alexander Neilson, clerk at Blinco's Sawmills, Crow's Nest, deposed : He had known the defendant Ryan about a year. Benton had been an old friend of
    witness's.
    ' Mr. Herbert : He is still isn't he ?
    Sub-inspector Geraghty : Your time will come presently, Mr. Herbert.
    Witness, continuing, said he last saw Benton on the morning of the 4th Febru- ary, at 10 o'clock. Benton had been stop- ping at witness's place. Benton had some horses. He usually wore one spur, but witness could not say on which foot. Wit- ness had money dealings with Benton, who was always honest and straightforward. Benton never expressed to witness any in- tention of leaving the district, or going to England. Any such intention would prob- ably have been expressed to witness. Noth- ing hod been heard of Benton since the 4th February.
    Sub-inspector Geraghty : What opinion have you formed ?
    Mr. Herbert : Opinion is not evidence. Witness : I think he is dead.
    Mr. Herbert: It does not matter two straws what your opinion is ; it is not evidence.
    The Bench ruled that a statement of opinion was not admissible.
    Witness further deposed that if Benton was alive he would have been sure to communicate with witness, who knew no reason for his disappearance. Benton always carried a knife. He believed it had a large buck-horn handle. On Saturday. 11th February, Ryan called at witness's house, and said he had been looking for a sub- scription list belonging to Benton, but could find no tidings of it. Witness replied that he had the list. Defendant said he wished to see it, as he thought a lot of money had been collected on it. Wit- ness replied he could not produce the list at that moment, but would try to let de- fendant have a copy. On Monday, the 13th, witness inquired if defendant had seen Benton, and the answer was, "No," On the morning of 13th witness had a con- versation with Mr. Thomas Astbury, and defendant again called half an bour later. Witness showed him a copy of the sub- scription list, on which the amounts paid totalled nine shillings and sixpence. De- fendant said he had thought more had been collected, and somebody must have been telling lies. Witness said defendant could not take notice of what people said. Defendant replied he did not want Kelly to summons Benton for money said to have been collected. Defendant asked if wit- ness had seen Astburv. Witness said, " Yes, I sent lum to the police." Defen- dant said, " I thought so ; they will have the police on Benton's tracks." Defendant added that he had purchased the farm from Benton. Defendant made some state- ment about purchase during the conversation of 11th February, when he also said the purchase money paid to Benton was £125 or £150. Witness was not sure. Witness said it was a funny thing to pay a large amount without a witness. De- fendant said he had a different opinion of Benton. Witness had drawn up the ori ginal lease produced between Kelly and
    Benton, of which a copy had been produced on the previous day.
    Cross-examined, witness said his first in- quiries as to Benton's whereabouts were made to defendant. Benton had been pre- viously absent a week without witness thinking him dead, but on such occasions some one usually saw him about. Witness had not formed the opinion that Benton was dead until Sunday, the 12th. That opinion wes based on the fact of Benton not being heard of. Witness knew Benton had wanted to sell his selection. He be- lieved Konz's was the last place Benton worked. He could not state what night be last slept at witness's house. Witness had understood from the terns of the lease that the sale was to take place in May. Witness knew Alfred King had wanted to purchase Benton's selection.
    Re-examined by Sub-inspector Geraghty, witness said be had not heard of another lease between King and Benton. The lease witness had drawn up was between Benton and Kelly. The defendant was only witness to it. During seven years not more than a week had ever previously elapsed without his hearing of Benton. Witness had no doubt Benton was now dead."3
  • Ryan's case was heard at the police court in Toowoomba where he was found guilty of the murder of Walter Benton by the jury "with a recommendation to mercy on account of no one seeing the murder done" and sentenced to be hanged by the neck. However Ryan's solicitor contended that as the body had not been found there was reason to believe there was only circumstantial evidence as to Benton's death. The Full Court upheld the original ruling stating there was enough evidence to convict Ryan. An appeal to the Supreme Court failed. James Ryan's death sentence was later commuted to penal servitude for life.12
  • James Ryan was initially incarscerated at St Helena island which closed in the 1930's. His place of death is not known. What become of Rose Ann and the children is not known.12

Children of John (James) Ryan and Rose Ann O'Grady

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriage 2094/1898      RYAN      JOHN ;     O'GRADY      ROSE A      WILCANNIA.      
  2. NM, "Kelly/Ryan Family Group Sheet," e-mail to Audrey, 12 Dec 2013.
  3. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12.
  4. AUS-NSW-WEST Mailing List, online http://www.rootsweb.com
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1966     C4861     Mary     Kelly     James O'Grady;     Eliza; Cottington.
  6. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 20 February 1905 p 11 Article.
  7. School Reunion Committee, "Pinelands SS."
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1905.
  9. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1875 - 1948), Saturday 25 February 1905, page 3.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1906     C1856     Walter George     Benton     ;George Benton      ;Sarah Astbury.
  11. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  12. Robin Astbury, "Benton, Walter George."
  13. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 8422/1899      RYAN      ELIZABETH      JOHN ;     ROSE A;      WILCANNIA.
  14. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 8786/1901      RYAN      JAMES P ;     JOHN ;     ROSE A ;     WHITE CLIFFS.     

John Felix Ryan1

M, b. 1912

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1912     C13400     John Felix     Ryan     ;John Thomas;     Agnes Kean.

John Thomas Ryan1

M, b. 1872, d. 4 February 1931
  • John Thomas Ryan was born in 1872.1,2,3
  • He was the son of Thomas Ryan and Helen (Mary) McQuillan.1
  • When the Perseverance Creek School was opened in November 1880, the first day pupils were John Ryan, William Diamond, Alf Ernest Bidgood, Miriam Case, Kate Diamond, Rachel Diamond, Ann Hebbel, Margaret Hebbel, Jacob Hebbel, Emily White, Mary Ryan, and George Case. The first head teacher was Thomas Walls and the School Committee consisted of Joseph Cossart (Secretary - his eldest child was only four at the time), Alf Bidgood, John Hebbel, James and John McQuillan.
    The following year Alice Brown, Joseph Cronk, John Brown, Edward Brown, Alice Cronk, Minnie Humberdross, Emma Humberdross and John Kynoch were enrolled.4
  • At the age of 24 years, John Thomas Ryan married Agnes Eleise Kean in 1896 in Queensland.5,6
  • John Thomas Ryan gave the bride away at the wedding of Mary Agnes Ryan and Charles Augustine McGeever on 4 July 1900 in St Patrick's Church, Toowoomba, Queensland. The Warwick Argus reported the marriage:- " McGEEVER-RYAN.-A ceremony which has aroused much interest and expectation for some time past was celebrated in St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Toowoomba, on Wednesday, July 4th (says the Chronicle), when Miss Mary Ryan, only daughter of Mrs. T. Ryan, of Ravensbourne, was married to Mr. Charles A. McGeever, third son of Mr. Henry M'Geever, of Emu Vale, Warwick. The bride, who was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss B. M'Quillan (chief) and Miss Bishop, cousins of the bride, was given away by her brother (Mr. J. Ryan). Mr. D. M'Geever, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man, and Mr. J. M'Geever as groomsman. The bride appeared to very great advantage in a beautiful dress of cream satin, trimmed with silk braid, chiffon and orange blossoms. She also wore a very becoming hat trimmed with cream silk and ostrich tips, and carried a beautiful bouquet. The bridesmaids wore becoming costumes of pale blue cashmere trimmed with cream silk and chiffon with hats to match. They also wore gold bar brooches presented by the bridegroom. The bride's dresses were designed and made by Miss Case, and reflected great credit on her artistic skill. After the newly-wedded pair had received the congratulation of their friends, the company partook of a sumptuous breakfast, which was served in Mr. Laracy's Harp Of Erin Hotel.7
  • In 1901 both Patrick and John Ryan were listed in the Crow's Nest Post Office directory as farmers at Ravensbourne.8
  • John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Ravensbourne. John Thomas was a teamster and Agnes was a farmer.9
  • John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Ravensbourne. John was a teamster.10
  • John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. John was a teamster.11
  • John Thomas Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Ravensbourne. John Thomas was a teamster. Son Charles was a labourer.12
  • John Thomas Ryan died on 4 February 1931 in Ravensbourne, Queensland. His death was reported in the Brisbane Courier: -
    FARMER'S TRAGIC END. John Ryan (aged about 53 years), a farmer, was found dead In a paddock about a quarter of a mile from his home at Ravensbourne yesterday, with a shotgun lying beside his body. The deceased man was well known in the district, where he had resided for a number of years."1,13
  • He was buried in Ravensbourne Cemetery.13

Children of John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1931     C938     John Thomas     Ryan     ;Thomas Ryan     ;Mary McQuillan.
  2. Chapelhill Family History, online http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/, Inscription on Headstone.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Fuller Family Tree.
  4. Unknown compiler, Book - Crow's Nest & District School Centenary, Page 56.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1920     C1414     Clarence Michael     Ryan;     John Thomas Ryan ;     Agnes Kean.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1896     C587     John Thomas     Ryan;     Agnes Eleise     Kean.
  7. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, Warwick Argus (Qld. : 1879 - 1901) Tuesday 7 August 1900 p 3 Article.
  8. Crows Nest & District Tourist and Progress Association Inc, " From Tall Timbers", Page 162.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Moreton Sub Div Perseverence 1903-1905.
  10. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1909-1913.
  11. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1921-1930.
  12. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1925.
  13. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Friday 6 February 1931 p 19 Article.
  14. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1964     B66021     William Francis     Ryan     ;John Thomas ;     Agnes Eleise Kean.
  15. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1898     C5342     Alexia Mary Agnes     Ryan     ;John Thomas     ;Agnes Eleise Kean.
  16. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1899     C5356     Charles John     Ryan     ;John Thomas     ;Agnes Eleise Kean.
  17. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1901     C5440     Winifred Elizabeth     Ryan;     John Thomas     ;Agnes Eleise Kean.
  18. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1912     C13043     Claire Isabel     Ryan;     John;     Mary Agnes.
  19. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1906     C5638     Lucy Adeline     Ryan;     John Thomas;     Agnes Kean.
  20. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1907     C4086     Thomas     Ryan;     John Thomas;     Agnes Kean.
  21. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1910     C11020     Isabel Cecilia     Ryan;     John Thomas;     Agnes Kean.
  22. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1912     C13400     John Felix     Ryan     ;John Thomas;     Agnes Kean.
  23. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1975     C6660     Leslie Patrick     Ryan;     John Thomas Ryan      ;Agnes Kean.

Leonard Joseph Ryan1

M, b. 1 April 1902, d. 19 October 1956
  • Leonard Joseph Ryan was born on 1 April 1902 in Toowoomba, Queensland.1,2
  • He was the son of Robert Ryan and Mary Martha McKinstry.1
  • Leonard Joseph Ryan died on 19 October 1956 in Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland, at age 54.3,2
  • He was buried on 20 October 1956 in Toowong Cemetery.4

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1902     C3280     Leonard Joseph     Ryan;     Robert;     Mary McKinstrey.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ratcliffe Family Tree -.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1956     B16681     Leonard Joseph     Ryan;     Robert;      Mary McKinstrey.
  4. Brisbane City Council Grave Finder, online http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_899

Leslie Patrick Ryan1

M, b. circa 1915, d. 1975

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1975     C6660     Leslie Patrick     Ryan;     John Thomas Ryan      ;Agnes Kean.

Louisa Mary Frances Ryan1

F, b. circa 1880, d. 1942

Child of Louisa Mary Frances Ryan and Patrick John Gleeson

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1912     C15086     James Patrick     Gleeson;     Patrick John     ;Louisa Mary Ryan.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1942     C3940     Louisa Mary Frances     Gleeson;     Thomas Ryan ;     Louisa O'Flaherty.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1910     C3354     Louisa Mary Frances     Ryan;     Patrick John     Gleeson.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1930.