Hera Lockie Ryan

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

Isabel Cecilia Ryan

F, b. 1910

James Ryan

M, b. circa 1860
  • James Ryan was born circa 1860.
  • James Ryan married Mary Jane Groom circa 1890.

Children of James Ryan and Mary Jane Groom

James Ryan

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

James Ambrose Ryan

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

James P Ryan

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

John Ryan

M, b. circa 1870
  • John Ryan was born circa 1870.
  • 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.
  • John Ryan married Rosella Gibson in 1907 in Queensland.
  • John Ryan and Rosella Gibson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Thornville. He was a farmer.

John (James) Ryan

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.
  • Around 1887 John (James) Ryan first met William Peter Kelly. They most likely worked together on a cattle station.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In 1905 She was a minor witness in the trial of her uncle James Ryan for the murder of Walter Benton.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

John Felix Ryan

M, b. 1912

John Thomas Ryan

M, b. 1872, d. 4 February 1931
  • John Thomas Ryan was born in 1872.
  • He was the son of Thomas Ryan and Helen (Mary) McQuillan.
  • 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.
  • At the age of 24 years, John Thomas Ryan married Agnes Eleise Kean in 1896 in Queensland.
  • 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.
  • In 1901 both Patrick and John Ryan were listed in the Crow's Nest Post Office directory as farmers at Ravensbourne.
  • 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.
  • John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Ravensbourne. John was a teamster.
  • John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. John was a teamster.
  • John Thomas Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Ravensbourne. John Thomas was a teamster. Son Charles was a labourer.
  • 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."
  • He was buried in Ravensbourne Cemetery.

Children of John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean

Leonard Joseph Ryan

M, b. 1 April 1902, d. 19 October 1956
  • Leonard Joseph Ryan was born on 1 April 1902 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Robert Ryan and Mary Martha McKinstry.
  • Leonard Joseph Ryan died on 19 October 1956 in Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland, at age 54.
  • He was buried on 20 October 1956 in Toowong Cemetery.

Leslie Patrick Ryan

M, b. circa 1915, d. 1975

Louisa Mary Frances Ryan

F, b. circa 1880, d. 1942

Child of Louisa Mary Frances Ryan and Patrick John Gleeson

Lucy Adeline Ryan

F, b. 1906

Maria Winnifred Pauline Ryan

F, b. 1892, d. 12 June 1977
  • Maria Winnifred Pauline Ryan was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Ryan and Mary Jane Groom.
  • At the age of 26 years, Maria Winnifred Pauline Ryan married William Thomas Chambers, son of William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell, in 1918 in Queensland.
  • Maria Winnifred Pauline Ryan and William Thomas Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Cooyar. He was a railway employee and their son William, who also lived at Cooyar was an engine driver.
  • On 24 November 1965,her husband, William Thomas Chambers died in Queensland.
  • Maria Winnifred Pauline Ryan died on 12 June 1977 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 15 June 1977 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

Mary Ryan

F, b. circa 1860
  • Mary Ryan was born circa 1860.
  • Mary Ryan married James McGrath circa 1885.

Children of Mary Ryan and James McGrath

Mary Agnes Ryan

F, b. 1870, d. March 1904
  • Mary Agnes Ryan was born in 1870.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Ryan and Helen (Mary) McQuillan.
  • 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.
  • At the age of 30 years, Mary Agnes Ryan married 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.
  • In 1901 Charles was listed as a school teacher Ravensbourne and Mary Agnes was a receiving officer.
  • Mary Agnes Ryan and Charles Augustine McGeever appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Charles was a teacher.
  • Mary Agnes Ryan died in March 1904 in Queensland.

Children of Mary Agnes Ryan and Charles Augustine McGeever

Patrick Ryan

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

Patrick Ryan

M, b. circa 1850
  • Patrick Ryan was born circa 1850.
  • Patrick Ryan married Ann Connolly circa 1880.
  • Conditional approval for Patrick Ryan's selection of landwas given on 24 November 1888. He selected 48 acres of land at Ravensboune. "For the agricultural township farms adjoining the village of Ravensbourne there was great competition, many of the portions being applied for from four to ten times over. The ballot had to be resorted to in no less than 50 cases; this, with the refunding of the amounts paid by the unsuccessful applicants, necessarily occupied  a deal of time, and it was not till half-past 6 O'clock that the business was concluded, and the court closed. By 7 o'clock the whole of the refundments had been paid over to 115 applicants. The 76 portions adjoining the village of Ravensbourne, granted at the land court, were  apportioned among 62 selectors, so there is every probability of the village settlement of Ravensbourne proving a success. The total area granted at the court was 5025 acres among 68 applicants."
  • In 1901 both Patrick and John Ryan were listed in the Crow's Nest Post Office directory as farmers at Ravensbourne.
  • He and Ann Connolly appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Patrick was a farmer as was their son William.
  • Patrick Ryan and Ann Connolly appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Patrick was a farmer.
  • Patrick Ryan and Ann Connolly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.

Child of Patrick Ryan and Ann Connolly

Percy Charles Ryan

M, b. 1910, d. 1966
  • Percy Charles Ryan was born in 1910 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Ryan and Bridget McQuillan.
  • Percy Charles Ryan died in 1966 in Queensland.

Robert Ryan

M, b. 1875, d. 4 March 1942
  • Robert Ryan was born in 1875 in Armidale, New South Wales. He was the son of Robert Ryan and Emily Eliza Hoscroft.
  • At the age of 26 years, Robert Ryan married Mary Martha McKinstry in 1901 in Glen Innes, New South Wales.
  • Robert Ryan and Mary Martha McKinstry appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Forest Vale, Crow's Nest. Robert was a farmer.
  • In 1909,Robert Ryan's father, Audrey Winifred Ryan died in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Robert Ryan died on 4 March 1942 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 5 September 1942 in Toowong Cemetery.

Children of Robert Ryan and Mary Martha McKinstry

Silvester James Ryan

F, b. 1903
  • Silvester James Ryan was born in 1903 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean.
  • Silvester James Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. He was a labourer.

Thomas Ryan

M, b. 1907

Thomas Ryan

M, b. 21 January 1841, d. 1898
  • Thomas Ryan was born on 21 January 1841 in County Tipperary, Ireland. He was the son of William Ryan and Ellen Lawless.
  • He was the son of William Ryan.
  • At the age of 28 years, 3 months and 14 days, Thomas Ryan married Helen (Mary) McQuillan, daughter of John McQuillan and Mary Ann Kelly, on 5 May 1869 in Queensland.
  • Thomas Ryan possibly died in 1898. He was not mentioned in the newspaper artilce regarding his daughter Mary's marriage in 1900. The death registration shows a Thomas Ryan aged 57 (no parents given.)

Children of Thomas Ryan and Helen (Mary) McQuillan

Unknown Ryan

M, b. circa 1903

Unknown Ryan

F, b. August 1904

William Ryan

M, b. 1881, d. 26 September 1943
  • William Ryan was born in 1881 in Mt Gambier, South Australia.
  • He was the son of Patrick Ryan and Ann Connolly.
  • William Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll with Patrick Ryan and Ann Connolly between 1903 and 1905 in Ravensbourne. Patrick was a farmer as was their son William.
  • At the age of 23 years, William Ryan married Bridget McQuillan, daughter of James McQuillan and Catherine Zeller, in 1904 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • William Ryan and Bridget McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Ravensbourne. William was a labourer.
  • William Ryan and Bridget McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1930 living at Ravensbourne. William was a farmer.
  • William Ryan died on 26 September 1943 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 27 September 1943 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00C-0025.

Children of William Ryan and Bridget McQuillan

William Ryan

M, b. circa 1815
  • William Ryan was born circa 1815 in Ireland.

Child of William Ryan

William Anthony Ryan

M, b. 1904, d. 1979
  • William Anthony Ryan was born in 1904 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Ryan and Bridget McQuillan.
  • At the age of 26 years, William Anthony Ryan married Beryl Lillian Gordon on 8 March 1930 in Queensland.
  • William Anthony Ryan died in 1979 in Queensland.

William Francis Ryan

M, b. 1896, d. 1964
  • William Francis Ryan was born in 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Thomas Ryan and Agnes Eleise Kean.
  • William Francis Ryan and Charles John Ryan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. They were labourers.
  • William Francis Ryan died in 1964 in Queensland.