Leslie Staines

M, b. 1889, d. 1951
  • Leslie Staines was born in 1889 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Thomas Staines and Ellen Gywnne Aubrey.
  • Leslie Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Queensland.
  • He enlisted in the Military on 27 May 1915 in Queensland. His record stated he was born near Forbes, NSW. He was a 24 year old farmer, and his next of kin was given as Ellen Staines of Kingaroy. He had previously been in the army, discharged as medically unfit. He was a private in the 5th 2nd Light Horse in Egypt, but spent much time in hospital with malaria contracted in Palestine and pleurisy and pneumonia. His sister Gladys wrote to the Military from Tenterfield in September 1916 asking after him. He was discharged on 1 November 1919 as medically unfit. On 13 March 1935 the military received an undated letter from Mrs M R Madden of Emu Vale, Killarney requesting information on the whereabouts of Leslie Staines. It was referred to the Department of Repatriation.
  • At the age of 31 years, Leslie Staines married Vera Shead in 1920 in Queensland.
  • Leslie Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Queensland.
  • Leslie Staines died in 1951 in Queensland.

Linda Frances Elizabeth Staines

F, b. 1880, d. 6 July 1951
  • Linda Frances Elizabeth Staines was born in 1880 in Richmond, New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of William Thomas Staines and Rose Hannah Madgwick (Magick).
  • Linda Frances Elizabeth Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1906 and 1909 living at New South Wales. She was shown as a housekeeper living with her sisters Ida and Eva and her father William.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1916 living at Aberdeen. Her occupation is shown as home duties. She was living with her sisters Ida and Eva and her father William.
  • She was mentioned in the Obituary of William Thomas Staines on 15 June 1918when the Singleton Argus reported:- "DEATH OF MR W. STAINES. The late Mr William Staines, who died at Aberdeen on Wednesday last and was buried at Whittingham cemetery on Thursday, was at one time a familiar figure in the stock trade in Singleton. Although of a somewhat reserved and retiring disposition, his sterling qualities won for him many friends, who deeply regret his death. The late Mr Staines was 69 years of age, and a native of Sydney, and was for many years resident at "Milbrodale," Bulga, where he was associated in stock business with the late Mr B. Richards. He left Bulga about nine years for Aberdeen, where he managed the "Blairmore" Estate for Mr Hall. Owing to ill-health he retired some 18 months ago. His wife pre-deceased him 15 years ago, and he leaves one son (Oscar), now managing an estate in Queensland, and four daughters, two of whom are married —Mrs J. A. Cotton, of Aberdeen, and Mrs E. B. Jackson, of Scone. The remains arrived here from Aberdeen by the mid-day train on Thursday, and the Rev. R. E. Wood house conducted the burial service" (an unknown value.)
  • Linda Frances Elizabeth Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1922 living at Aberdeen. Her Occupation is shown as home duties.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Robertson Electoral District.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1935 living at Hill Street, Aberdeen. She carried out home duties.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1943 living at Mayfield. She carried out home duties and lived with her sister Eva and her family.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Waratah. She carried out home duties.
  • Linda Frances Elizabeth Staines died on 6 July 1951 in New South Wales. Aged 72 years. She never married.
  • She was buried in Aberdeen Cemetery. CofE Cemetery Row 7, Plot 14.1.
    Headstone on Linda Frances Elizabeth Staines & Ida Hannah Eliza Staines grave in Aberdeen Cemetery.

Lionel Staines

M, b. 31 October 1910, d. 1 November 1910

Lizzie Staines

F, b. 1861
  • Lizzie Staines was born in 1861 in New Bilton.
  • She was the daughter of John Staines and Ann Morson.
  • Lizzie Staines was baptized on 28 April 1867 in Warwickshire. She was baptised at the same time as her sister Alice. Her father John was a smith at the time.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Lizzie Staines was living in the household of John Staines and Ann Morson in Warwickshire. John was the the 44 year old head of the household born North Kilworth, living with his wife Ann, 45 born Stretton-on-Fosse; and children Frederick 15 born Birmingham; Lizzie 10, born New Bilton; Alice 4 born Rugby. Also present in the house were four lodgers.

M Staines

M, b. 1913

Norman George Staines

M, b. 19 January 1923
  • Norman George Staines was born on 19 January 1923 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Samuel Joseph Staines and Gertrude Florence (Amy) Johnston.
  • Norman George Staines joined the Australian Air Force, Service Number 425554, on 28 March 1942 in Queensland He gave his next of kin as his mother Gertrude Staines. He was discharged on 4 January 1946 from the 2nd Air Observation School in Mt Gambia with the rank of Warrant Officer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Jambaroo, Taroom. He was shown as a farmer and lived on the same property as his brother Samuel.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Guluguba. George was a grazier.

Oscar Rywong Staines

M, b. 25 October 1892, d. 1964
  • Oscar Rywong Staines was born on 25 October 1892 in Rywong, New South Wales. Oscars birth is registered in 1891 in Tamworth registration district, but he gave his date of birth as 25 Oct 1892 on his enlistment papers. His place of birth was listed as Rywong and also Bathurst. His age at the time of enlistment on 8 May 1918 was 25 years and 8 months.
  • He was the son of Thomas Staines and Ellen Gywnne Aubrey.
  • Oscar Rywong Staines enlisted in the Military on 18 October 1915 in Queensland. He was 23 years and 11 months old, born near Bathurst NSW. His next of kin was listed as Mrs J Staines, of Inverlaur, Kingaroy. His occupation was given as a carpenter. He was discharged for medical reasons on 18 February 1915.
  • He enlisted in the Military, for the second time on 18 May 1918 in Queensland.He was a 25 year old fireman, born Rywong NSW. His next of kin was noted as Thomas Staines of Glen Innes. His permanent address was given as Goomeri (crossed out) Kingaroy, Queensland. He sailed for Malta on 16 October 1918 and was admitted to hospital on 17 November 1918. He was discharged as medically unfit on 19 August 1919. His service numbers were - 64384 12572.
  • At the age of 27 years, Oscar Rywong Staines married Annie Emily Hollman in 1920 in Queensland.
  • Oscar Rywong Staines and Annie Emily Hollman appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1936 living at Queensland.
  • Oscar Rywong Staines died in 1964 in Queensland.

Oscar William Samuel Staines

M, b. 1883, d. 1951
  • Oscar William Samuel Staines was born in 1883 in Richmond, New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of William Thomas Staines and Rose Hannah Madgwick (Magick).
  • Oscar William Samuel Staines did not appear on any Electoral Rolls between 1908 and 1949. However, there is an Oswald William Staines who appeared on the following rolls:- Kennedy, Queensland - 1908; Maranoa, Queensland - 1919; Darling, New South Wales - 1930; Gwydir, New South Wales 1943-1949. Oscar may have been known as Oswald.
  • He was mentioned in the Obituary of William Thomas Staines on 15 June 1918when the Singleton Argus reported:- "DEATH OF MR W. STAINES. The late Mr William Staines, who died at Aberdeen on Wednesday last and was buried at Whittingham cemetery on Thursday, was at one time a familiar figure in the stock trade in Singleton. Although of a somewhat reserved and retiring disposition, his sterling qualities won for him many friends, who deeply regret his death. The late Mr Staines was 69 years of age, and a native of Sydney, and was for many years resident at "Milbrodale," Bulga, where he was associated in stock business with the late Mr B. Richards. He left Bulga about nine years for Aberdeen, where he managed the "Blairmore" Estate for Mr Hall. Owing to ill-health he retired some 18 months ago. His wife pre-deceased him 15 years ago, and he leaves one son (Oscar), now managing an estate in Queensland, and four daughters, two of whom are married —Mrs J. A. Cotton, of Aberdeen, and Mrs E. B. Jackson, of Scone. The remains arrived here from Aberdeen by the mid-day train on Thursday, and the Rev. R. E. Wood house conducted the burial service" (an unknown value.)
  • Oscar William Samuel Staines was mentioned in a newspaper article in the The Muswellbrook Chronicle regarding the death of Ida Hannah Eliza Staines on 13 June 1924 "The death occurred at Aberdeen on Tuesday, 3rd June, of Miss Ida H. Staines, aged 42 years. Miss Staines was the daughter of the late William Staines, for many years manager of Blairmore, Aberdeen, and sister of Mrs. J. A. Cotton. Aberdeen. The deceased had been in ill-health for a considerable time and death was not unexpected; nevertheless the end came as a shock to the sorrowing relatives. The funeral took place in the Church of England Cemetery, Aberdeen, on Wednesday afternoon, 4th June, a large number of friends paying their last respect at the graveside. The principal mourners were Mr. Oscar Stains (Queensland) and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cotton (Aberdeen). The Rev. M. C. Brown con ducted the funeral service and a number of beautiful wreaths w[ere laid upon the grave."
  • Oscar William Samuel Staines died in 1951 in Manly.

Rachel Staines

F, b. 1858

Rebecca Mary Staines

F, b. 1860
  • Rebecca Mary Staines was born in 1860 in Warwickshire.
  • She was the daughter of Timothy Staines and Elizabeth Lewis.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Rebecca Mary Staines was living in the household of Timothy Staines and Elizabeth Lewis in Monks Kirby, Leicestershire. Timothy is shown as a 36 year old born North Kilworth. He was a blacksmith master, with two men and one apprentice, living with his wife Elizabeth 37, born in Husbands Bosworth. Their children Elizabeth A, 13 born Withybrook, Warwickshire; Annie M 5, also born Withybrook, Warwickshire; and Rebecca M, aged 4, born Stretton under Floss were also in the premises. An apprentice, 14 year old Ezeakel Jackson, born Shilton, Warwickshire and an 18 year old blacksmith Thomas Smith born Thurmaston Leicestershire were lodging with them.
  • Rebecca Mary Staines appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Kent. Rebecca is shown as a 21 year old servant under house maid, born Stretton, Warwick. She is shown as REBECCA J STAINS. The head of the school was 48 year old Margaret J Higgians born Hampshire.
  • Her marriage, at 24 years, to Albert John Carter was registered in the September 1884 Quarter in the Lewisham, London Registration District.

Reginald Staines

M, b. 1897, d. 1971
  • Reginald Staines was born in 1897 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Thomas Staines and Ellen Gywnne Aubrey.
  • At the age of 22 years, Reginald Staines married Maud Bambling in 1919 in Queensland.
  • Reginald Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1919 and 1936 living at Queensland.
  • Reginald Staines died in 1971 in Queensland.

Rivers Staines

F, b. 27 September 1852, d. 8 September 1918
  • Rivers Staines was born on 27 September 1852 in Three Rivers, New South Wales.
  • On 27 September 1852,Rivers Staines's father, Thomas Staines died in Three Rivers, New South Wales, at age 41. Thomas had gone across the Bell River on business, a storm occurred and the river flooded. Thomas drowned trying to cross it. His daughter was born the same afternoon.
  • Rivers Staines was the daughter of Thomas Staines and Christiana Catharine Krieg.
  • On 13 December 1859,Rivers Staines's mother, Christiana Catharine Krieg died in New South Wales. The local paper reported- "Death. At her residence, the Hibernian Hotel, Stewart-street, Mrs. Catherine Smith, known as Mrs. Staines, in the 41st year of her age, leaving five young children to deplore their loss. Her funeral will take place this day at 3 o'clock."
  • At the age of 27 years, 3 months and 9 days, Rivers Staines married William Paterson on 5 January 1880 in New South Wales.
  • Rivers Staines died on 8 September 1918 in Parramatta, New South Wales, at age 65.

Children of Rivers Staines and William Paterson

Robert Staines

M, b. 25 June 1883, d. 8 January 1937
  • Robert Staines was born on 25 June 1883 in New South Wales. His father's occupation was given as sugar planter. A Mr Galloway was a witness to his birth.
  • He was the son of Joseph Staines and Sarah Jane Crawford.
  • Robert Staines attended school in Alstonville Public School in 1888.
  • He attended school in Newington College, Sydney, He was a clergyman.
  • At the age of 27 years, 10 months and 29 days, Robert Staines married Daisy Emelie Gibb, daughter of William Thomas Gibb and Isabella Bowman, on 24 May 1911 in Stanmore, New South Wales. The marriage took place at the residence of Daisy's father W T Gibb. At the time Robert, born at Teven, was an auctioneer living at Kingaroy and Daisy a bookkeeper, born Newcastle in Stanmore. Both were aged 27 years. Witnesses to the wedding were H Austin Gibb and Lily I Gibb.
  • Robert Staines and Daisy Emelie Gibb appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1912 living at Crawford, Queensland. He is shown as an auctioneer.
  • Robert Staines and Daisy Emelie Gibb appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Kingaroy. Robert was an auctioneer and Daisy carried out home duties.
  • Robert Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1915 and 1917 living at Queensland. According to his obituary he moved from Kingaroy to Baralaba in 1916 where he took up grazing and cotton growing. Family hearsay has it that his parents Joseph and Sarah Jane Staines went with him to Baralaba but returned to Kingaroy after a short time because of Joseph's health.
  • He and Daisy Emelie Gibb appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Queensland. Robert was a grazier and Daisy carried out home duties. The address was Kalewa (a railway siding), Dawson Valley Line.
  • Robert Staines and Daisy Emelie Gibb appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Queensland. Robert was a grazier and Daisy carried out home duties. The address was Kalewa (a railway siding), Dawson Valley Line.
  • Robert Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Queensland. Robert was a grazier. Daisy was living in Sydney at the time. Their children were most likely attending school there.
  • He and Daisy Emelie Gibb appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Paterson Street, Emu Park. Robert was a grazier. Their son Robert, an engineer most likely lived with them.
  • Robert Staines died on 8 January 1937 in New South Wales at age 53. At the time of his death he lived at 90 Baringa Road, Northbridge and was a Commercial Traveller. He was killed when his car went over a range near Goulburn.
  • The Morning Bulletin of Rockhampton reported on Saturday January 9, 1937
    "Mr R J Staines killed in Motor Accident near Goulburn. Mr Robert Staines, who is well known in Central Queensland, was fatally injured in a motor car accident which occurred near Goulburn, New South Wales, on Thursday.
    Information regarding the fatality was received in Rockhampton yesterday from Mr Staines' brother. This was to the effect that the car in which Mr Staines was travelling near Goulburn fell over a 400 ft cliff. Mr Staines was not killed outright but died before he was admitted to hospital. Mrs Staines who resides in Sydney, was rushed to the hospital, but her husband had passed away before her arrival.
    The late Mr Staines was a native of Teven, Richmond River District, New South Wales. He was educated at the Alstonville Public School and Newington College, Sydney. His father was one of the early pioneers of the Richmond River, and over 60 years ago, in conjunction with his brother, who had sugar-growing and milling interests in the Sandwich Islands, built the Rous sugar mill, then one of the most up to date mills in New South Wales.
    When dairying became a popular and profitable industry on the Richmond River, the late Mr Staines took a keen interest in dairy stock. In 1910 he sold most of his interests in New South Wales and went to the Kingaroy in Queensland, where he secured grazing and farming properties, as well as joining his brother in a stock and station agent's and general auctioneering business. In 1916 the late Mr Staines came to Central Queensland, and interested himself in grazing and cotton growing in the Baralaba District.
    As well as being prominent in all local affairs for the benefit of his district, Mr Staines was for several years chairman and deputy chairman of the Banana Shire Council. For many years he took a keen interest in politics and was one of the first branch secretaries of the Country Party.
    He assisted in the New South Wales State elections in 1928 and successfully organised the campaign of the Country Party candidate in the Young Electorate. At the state elections in Queensland he contested the Mt Morgan seat as a CPN Party Candidate, and at the two following Federal elections contested the Capricornian seat.
    Whilst a member of the Banana Shire Council , Mr Staines became associated with the work of the Rockhampton Harbour Board, on which he held a seat for some years.
    The late Mr Staines is survived by his wife and son. His mother is still alive and resides in the Kingaroy District. A brother resides at Maroochydore.
    The late Mr Staines son is Mr R M Staines of Maryborough. His surviving brother is Mr W J Staines Maroochydore."

Children of Robert Staines and Daisy Emelie Gibb

Robert Maither Staines

M, b. 23 February 1912, d. 15 April 1984
  • Robert Maither Staines was born on 23 February 1912 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Robert Staines and Daisy Emelie Gibb.
  • Robert Maither Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Emu Park. Robert was an engineer. He may have lived with his parents.
  • At the age of 28 years, Robert Maither Staines married Betty Marie Bulfin, daughter of Albert Edwin Bulfin and Dagmar Louise Bech, in 1941 in Manly, New South Wales.
  • Robert Maither Staines and Betty Marie Bulfin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Manly, New South Wales. Robert was an engineer and Betty Marie carried out home duties. Robert's mother Daisy lived with them.
  • Robert Maither Staines and Betty Marie Bulfin appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1958 living at Manly. Robert was an engineer and Betty carried out home duties.
  • Robert Maither Staines was the informant of the death of Daisy Emelie Gibb on 8 November 1962 in Northbridge, New South Wales. Her cause of death was coronary occlusion, and myocardial degeneration from which she had been suffering for 16 years. Her parents were William Thomas Gibb, an accountant and Isabella Bowman. She had been a widow for 29 years. Robert M Staines, son, certified the details and at the time was living at 1/2 Fairlight Crescent, Fairlight.
  • Robert Maither Staines and Betty Marie Bulfin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at Willoughby. Robert is shown as a promoter and Betty as a saleswoman.
  • Robert Maither Staines died on 15 April 1984 at age 72.

Ruby Isabel Staines

F, b. 16 July 1908, d. 12 May 1976

Ruby Isabel Chambers (nee Staines)
  • Ruby Isabel Staines was born on 16 July 1908 in Main Arm, New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods.
  • Ruby Isabel Staines was enrolled at the Crawford State School in 1918 She would have been 10 years old and possibly attended the Collengate Girls School in Kingaroy before moving to Crawford School. She may have gone to live with her grandparents Sarah and Joseph when her parents moved to the cattle property "Quebic" near Mundubbera in 1919.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1932 living at Queensland.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1937 and 1939 living at Queensland. She lived with her parents and sister Dorothy. Her occupation is shown as home duties.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1941 living at Queensland.
  • At the age of 34 years, 4 months and 23 days, Ruby Isabel Staines married Henry Arthur William Chambers, son of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis, on 9 December 1942 in Valley Presbyterian Church, Brisbane. The wedding was officiated by Rev S Summers.
  • Ruby Isabel Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Kangaroo Point. Ruby carried out home duties. Harry was registered at an address in Woolloongabba. Ruby also appeared under the name of Ruby Isabel Staines and was living at 5th Avenue, Coorparoo where she carried out home duties.
  • Between 1943 and 1947 Ruby Isabel Staines and Henry Arthur William Chambers lived in a number of places including the Bunya Mountains and Kumbia.
  • The family had moved from the Kingaroy area to Dalrymple Heights north of Eungella and west of Mackay. They then moved to Farleigh, most likely living in workers houses for the Farleigh Sugar Mill. Their children can remember their father going to work on his pushbike, and cutting cane (by hand) on the weekend for the cane farmer who lived across the road from their house.
  • In August 1950 the family moved to Elgin Vale near Nanango. Harry had a "tucker bag" that he would pack when he went bush. It was a sugar bag and contained his week's supply of bread, meat and butter and a stone in the corner to weight it down. Harry would tie a rope on either end and sling it across his back.
    The stumps are all that is left of the house in which Harry and Ruby Chambers and the boys lived in Elgin Vale from 1950-1955.
  • Ruby Isabel Staines and Henry Arthur William Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Elgin Vale. Henry was shown as a timber getter and Ruby carried out home duties.
  • On 14 February 1955,her husband, Henry Arthur William Chambers died in Elgin Vale, Queensland, at age 54. Harry and the other men had been going to work in an old Army Jeep as usual. When they reached a steep spot in the road, the angels gear jumped out and the jeep began to run away. The other men in the jeep jumped clear, but Harry bent down to get his tucker bag, and then couldn't get out. The jeep rolled and Harry was killed.
  • Ruby Isabel Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Monkland. Ruby carried out home duties.
  • Ruby Isabel Staines died on 12 May 1976 in Queensland at age 67.
  • She was buried on 14 May 1976 in Gympie Cemetery. She is buried in the lawn section.
    Grave of Ruby Chambers nee Staines - Gympie Cemetery

Samuel Staines

M, b. 5 September 1819, d. 5 October 1853
  • Samuel Staines was baptized on 5 September 1819 in North Kilworth, Leicestershire, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Staines and Sarah Davis.
  • In 1841 he was was shown as a blacksmith in the Trade Dirctory for Leicestershire. in North Kilworth, Leicestershire.
  • Samuel Staines immigrated to New South Wales, Australia, on 17 October 1841. Samuel arrived on the Lady Kennaway as an assisted immigrant. The report on the immigrants , by the Ship Lady Kennaway, Captain Spence Master, which arrived at Sydney from Plymouth on the 17th of October, 1841. Surgeon Superintendant Dr Ellis Bateman MD and Surgeon showed the following details about Samuel
    UNMARRIED MALE IMMIGRANT
    Samuel Staines Arrived by the ship "Lady Kennaway" a native of North Kilworth, Leicestershire, Parents names - Thomas and Sarah - mother alive, Calling - Blacksmith, Age - 21, Person Certifying Registry of Baptism - Blaine Magitle, State of body and Health, strength and probable usefulness - good, Religion -Episcopalian, Read or Write - Both (i), Any Complaints - None

    The Ship "Lady Kennaway" Arrival 13 October, 1841 Vol 49, Master Captain Spence, London and Plymouth arrived 17 Oct 1841, 583 tons, Sailed 13 June 1841 Came into the heads 13 October 1841, Days of Voyage - 122 days.
    LIST OF PASSENGERS IN THE SHIP included
    Name - Stains, Sam, Calling - Blacksmith, Age - 21, How many days maintained on board of the ship- 4, Ultimate destination of Employment - Gone to work with his brother in Jowin. [NOTE:- His brother Thomas had been transported to Sydney for his involvement in the theft on a horse]
  • In 1842 Samuel Staines lived in New South Wales, Australia.
  • At the age of 23 years, 1 month and 15 days, Samuel Staines married Eliza Sydie, daughter of David Sydie and Elizabeth Stephens, on 20 October 1842 in New South Wales, Australia. They were married by Bans. The minister was Thomas W Bodenham, Curate of St James. Samuel signed the certificate with a cross, Eliza signed her name. The transcription shows 20 October, but other researchers have transcripts showing October 26 - Samuel's shipping records showed he could both read and write, but he signed the register with a cross. Witnesses to the ceremony were Isaac Clyde of George Street South and Elisha Hayes of Castlereagh Street. The service was conducted by Thomas W. Bodenahm, curate.
  • Between 1847 and 1853 he was a blacksmith, ferrier.
  • Samuel Staines witnessed the marriage of Frances Staines and William John Noblett on 9 February 1848 in New South Wales; Frances and William were married by special license in the Parish of St Andrews in the county of Cumberland. It was a Presbyterian Marriage. William was shown as a bachelor whose usual residence was Sydney. Frances was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland and her usual residence was also Sydney. Witnesses to the marriage were Samuel Staines of Sydney, Martha Croxford of Sydney. The Officiating Presbyterian minister was John McGarvie.
  • Samuel may have had his own business by this time and was taking an active interest in the politics of his city. He was signatory to an advertisement placed in The Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday, 26 November 1848 urging the local Council member to run for re-election. It read:- TO JOHN NEALE, ESQ. SIR,-We, the undersigned Electors of Phillip Ward, request that you will allow yourself to be again placed in nomination as our representative in the City Council, at the forthcoming election, as we feel every confidence in your past conduct in keeping down taxation and water rates, and we pledge ourselves to support you and use our best endeavours to insure your election.
    Lewis Moore, C. C., John Brush, John Parker, Michael Murphy, Francis M Mahon, Jacob Hinchcliffe, Edward Walton, Adam Howitt, John Knox................Samuel Staines, John M'lntosh, William Kennedy, William Piper..................James Austin, Isaac Stansfield

    TO LEWIS MOORE, Esq., AND THE OTHER GENTLEMEN SIGNING THE ABOVE REQUISITION.
    GENTLEMEN,-I feel highly honoured that my humble endeavours have been in any way beneficial to my fellow-citizens, and should I again have the honour to represent you in the City Council, I trust I shall as heretofore keep the confidence of my constituents by the consistency of my conduct.
    I have the honour to be. Gentlemen,
    Your most obedient servant,
    JOHN NEALE."
  • Samuel Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1849 and 1950 living at Sydney. Samuel qualified as a voter because he owned a dwelling house in George Street.
  • On 3 August 1851,Samuel Staines's son, Joseph Staines was baptised in New South Wales, Australia. His parents were living at Brougham Place at the time and his father Samuel was a blacksmith. The ceremony was performed by Chas F D Priddle.
  • In 1853 Samuel Staines lived in New South Wales.
  • Samuel Staines died on 5 October 1853 in Parish of Camperdown, Sydney, at age 34. The cause of Samuel's death was a bit of a mystery. Betty Staines notes make reference to "Great grandma lived with the Judge who was very nice to her when workmen met with accident". Even though Betty lists the reason for Eliza's death, she only hinted at Samuel being involved in some sort of accident. Samuel's tombstone shows his death date as 7 October, his Death Certificate shows 5 October. The cause of death is not given on the certificate

    The following notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 5th October 1853 "FUNERAL.—The friends of the late Mr. Samuel Staines, Farrier, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, to move from his late residence, Flood's Buildings, Elizabeth-street, tomorrow (Friday) morning, at a quarter to 8 o'clock. JAMES CURTIS. Hunter-street, October 6. N.B.—No circulars will be issued."
  • He was buried on 6 October 1853 in New South Wales, Australia. In 1903 Elizabeth Jane Staines (Bessie Woods) visited the Newtown Cemetery and made note of the inscription on the gravestone in the churchyard of the Church of Engand Church.
    TO
    THE MEMORY OF
    SAMUEL STAINES
    WHO DIED 7TH OCTOBER 1853
    AGED 34 YEARS
    ALSO
    ELIZA STAINES
    WHO DIED 18 JANUARY 1856
    AGED 43 YEARS
    -----
    SACRED
    TO
    THE MEMORY OF
    FRANCES ELIZABETH
    STAINES
    WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
    15 AUGUST 1860
    AGED 21 YEARS

    NOTE:- Samuel died on 5th October 1853, not 7th. Frances died in 1866, not in 1860 as inscribed on the headstone. All three may not have been buried in this cemetery. The headstone was most likely placed on the grave/s by descendants, some time after their deaths
    .
  • An inquest was held into Samuel Staines's death on 6 October 1853 The following report appeared in the Maitland Mercury on 15 October 1853 - "Yesterday, an inquest, which on the 6th inst. Was opened by the Coroner and adjourned, was resumed at the Central Police Office, on view of the body of Samuel Staines, then lying dead; William Henry Cave, Benjamin Cooper Lancaster, and C Doyle being in custody. Mr. Nichols and Mr. Shuttleworth watched the proceedings on the part of the persons in charge. From the evidence it appeared that all those parties, with others, were in a public house, kept by Mr. James Teare, on Monday evening, and were playing dominoes, on friendly terms. Some jocular altercation taking place between Cave and a man named Prevost, Staines, who was very tipsy, got up and said he would take Prevost's part. Staines and Cave then fought a little, but not in earnest; and Staines twice afterwards began fighting again with Cave, Cave evincing nor desire himself to fight. In the third fight, in which Lancaster and Doyle voluntarily acted as seconds, Staines fell from over reaching himself, and struck his head against the leg of the table. At the request of Mr. Teare, Cave then left the house. Staines said he was not hurt, and would fight Cave for £10 next day. Staines went home some time after, and his manner appeared strange to his wife, but thinking he was only very tipsy, she let him lie on the sofa until he fell off, when she tried to get him upstairs to bed, but failed; Staines was again laid on the sofa, but awoke his wife some time after by falling off again, and when she came to him he appeared hurt. She then sent for a doctor, who found him suffering from concussion o the brain. Staines continued to get worse, and died on Wednesday morning. The post mortem examination showed bruises and contusions o the head and other parts of the body, and effusion on the brain had followed one of the contusions. The jury returned a verdict of death by violence, but without evidence to show who inflicted it. The prisoners were then all discharged. - Abridged from the Herald, Oct 12."

Children of Samuel Staines and Eliza Sydie

Samuel Staines

M, b. 3 February 1847, d. 1 April 1884
  • Samuel Staines was born on 3 February 1847 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Samuel Staines and Eliza Sydie.
  • On 5 October 1853,Samuel Staines's father, Samuel Staines died in Parish of Camperdown, Sydney, at age 34. The cause of Samuel's death was a bit of a mystery. Betty Staines notes make reference to "Great grandma lived with the Judge who was very nice to her when workmen met with accident". Even though Betty lists the reason for Eliza's death, she only hinted at Samuel being involved in some sort of accident. Samuel's tombstone shows his death date as 7 October, his Death Certificate shows 5 October. The cause of death is not given on the certificate

    The following notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 5th October 1853 "FUNERAL.—The friends of the late Mr. Samuel Staines, Farrier, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, to move from his late residence, Flood's Buildings, Elizabeth-street, tomorrow (Friday) morning, at a quarter to 8 o'clock. JAMES CURTIS. Hunter-street, October 6. N.B.—No circulars will be issued."
  • On 26 April 1855 a list of subscribers to the PATRIOTIC FUND was printed in "The Sydney Morning Herald". Amongst them were members of the Congregational Sabbath School in Pitt Street, Sydney. Fanny Staines donated 5 shillings and six pence, William Staines 4 shillings and 9 pence, Joseph Staines 4 shillings and three pence and Samuel Staines 4 shilling and 6 pence.
  • On 18 January 1856,Samuel Staines's mother, Eliza Sydie died in Parish of Camperdown, Sydney, at age 45. Family hearsay has it that Eliza accidentally swallowed a pin, and knew she was going to die. She arranged for the children to be looked after by friends and acquaintances. The following notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 19 January 1856.
    " FUNERAL.-The Friends of the deceased, Mrs. ELIZA STAINES, are invited to attend her funeral; to move from her late residence, Elizabeth street, THIS (Saturday.)"
  • Samuel Staines was taken into the care of Elizabeth Jenkins . Before Samuel's mother died she made arrangements for her children to be looked after. Notes made by Betty Staines read:- "Jenkins's to have Sam and he begged for Joe to go with him. They lived near Manly and taught him (assume him is Joe who was only 6 when mother died, Sam at 9 or 10 would be able to read and write to some extent) to read but hadn't taught him to write. When Census taken of those able to read and write then they helped him to learn to write but not well - hard life but good to them - oldest Miss J eccentric, didn't like anyone in love, whole of Jenkins estate left in her name - brother University man, hard old bachelor, family entertained Sydney society, niece Miss Martha , Miss Elizabeth got strange and crazed about end of world and prophecies at Dee Why. Big law suit about Jenkins's property. Will disputed , 2 sisters living at Balmain"
    It seems that Samuel was well looked after by the Jenkins sisters and well educated because he became an engineer.
  • Between 2 July 1868 and 29 July 1870 Samuel's name appeared as the NG(?) on several Funeral Notices placed in The Sydney Morning Herald by the Loyal Rose of Australia Lodge.
  • In 1870 Samuel failed to attend a summons for theft. The Police Gazette reported:- ".A warrant has been issued by the Sydney Bench for the arrest of Samuel Staines, charged with disobeying a summons for feloniously stealing the sums of 31 pounds 11s. 2d. and 20 pounds 6s. 10d.the property of Edward McCamly, William F Ilinchy and James Irvine, the trustees of the Loyal Rose of Australia Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity. Staines is about 25 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, dark whiskers worn all around, dark moustache, tooth out in front upper jaw; dressed in a suit of black and black California hat; a farrier; has a brother a drover in the neighbourhood of Singleton, also a brother at Long Reef, Manly beach." Whether or not Samuel was convicted of theft, is not known. However, by the early 1870's he had moved to the Sandwich Islands to commence his career in the sugar industry. According to family heaesay he had a successful crushing mill in Hawaii. Perhaps Miss Jenkins had helped to fund this enterprise. His brother Joseph was expected to join him, but instead used the money he had saved to marry Sarah Crawford in 1873.
  • Samuel returned to Australia about 1879, and commenced to set up a crushing mill at Youngman Creek in the Richmond area. His brothers Joseph and William were to be partners in the mill. Joseph and Sarah had already moved to the Richmond area, where Joseph had obtained land and cultivated sugar cane.
  • On 16 October 1880 the Northern Star reported - " I see also that Mr J Staine is making good preparations at Youngman Creek, there is to ba a large mill there."
  • On 3 October 1881 George Towner wrote is his diary "went and signed for planting cane for Staines".
  • On 8 October 1881 The Northern Star reported " I shall in my next report be able to give you more particulars respecting Mr Staines' mill.
  • In November 1881 The Northern Star reports "A mile from Alstonville a Victorian company is about to put up a mill, all the machinery of which is to be of the newest and most approved description. The company has arranged with the surrounding farmers for the growing of cane, and intend laying down tramways in all directions for its conveyance to their mill. They have leased about 500 acres for 17 years. Amongst the company are the Hon James Balflour, Messers Robert Harper, J M Davies and the Rev J G Turner. A few miles distant a similar mill is being erected by Mr S Staines who, with two brothers, had taken up something like 2000 acres of land. Messers Staines have, I understand, given up a prosperous cane crushing business in Honolulu to come here, after first satisfying themselves as to its capacities as a sugar growing country."
  • On 31 December 1881 The Northern Star reported. " I believe Mr Staines of the Big Scrub, has purchased a farm from Mr Harley of South Lismore. I believe that gentleman's intention is securing a site for a sugar mill. The canes that are growing now on the said land is something wonderful, especially the Gray Fiji, wishing Mr Staines every success in his enterprise."
  • At the age of 34 years, Samuel Staines married Emily Staff, daughter of James Samuel Staff and Mary Ann Chaplin, in 1882 in New South Wales, Australia. Ambrose Crawford rode his bike from Teven to Tenterfield to attend the wedding. He took the train back next day.
  • On 28 February 1882 George Towner wrote in his diary "At home half day. Went and got Staines cart and took cane from Fosters to Edwards."
  • On 1 April 1882 an extract from an article in News of the Country read:-
    "Our cane here looks splendid this year, I think the best of any year yet. We have been blessed with beautiful showers, grass is everywhere abundant. Mr S Staines is making great headway with his mill at Youngman Creek, he is the most enterprising man I have ever heard of, nothing seems to trouble him."
  • On 25 July 1882 George Towner wrote:- "Started brushing for Staines . Meeting at night about school."
  • Samuel Staines died on 1 April 1884 in Granville, New South Wales, Australia, at age 37. He died at the home of his father-in-law James Staff.
    After the death of Samuel senior (who died about one month after the birth of Samuel Everett) Emily returned to live with her mother in Sydney. She married John Holland on 13 February 1895.
  • He was buried in 1884 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. Section 1 Row K.
  • On 3 May 1884 the following notice was placed in The Sydney Morning Herald - "ALL ACCOUNTS owing by tho late SAMUEL STAINES, Sugar Planter, of Lismore, Richmond River, must be rendered in duplicate to the executors, No. 11, Hunter Street, Sydney, on or before MAY 15 next. EVAN JONES, C. H. STAFF -Joint Executors."
  • He left a will. It was dated 5 March 1883. "This is the last will and Testament of me Samuel Staines of Lismore Richmond River in the Colony of New South Wales. Sugar planter. After payment of all my just debts funeral and Testimony Expenses I give ? and bequeath all my real and formal Estate of what nature and kind ? and whosoever ? unto Grace Jones of Sydney in the Colony aforesaid Jeweller and Charles H Staff of Lismore Richmond River aforesaid Fr..men? upon Trust to sell and convert the same into ready money as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and to stand possessed of the monies desirable there from after payment of all necessary expenses Upon Trust as do one half part thereof to pays the same to my dear wife Emily Staines for her own absolute use and upon trust as to three fifth 3/5th parts of the remaining one half part this is three tenths part of the whole sum to pay the same to my brother William Staines of Richmond River aforesaid, Farmer and upon trust as to the remaining two fifth parts of the said one half part that is two tenth parts of the whole sum to pay the same to my brother Joseph Staines of Richmond River aforesaid Farmer. I hereby direct that the sum of Five pounds per centum "be Paid" on the gross amount collected to be paid to my said Trustees as a slight remuneration for their trouble. I appoint the said Grace Jones and Charles H Staff executors of this my will hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time. Hensforth Made I declare this present writing to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whom I the said Testator have ? at my hand this fifth day of March in the ---------- Samuel Staines. Witness Emelie Bayldon, L Wearne -----------year of our Lord on thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Three. Samuel Staines.


    Singed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us persons who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have inbrob? Our names as witness. Emelie Bayldon, L Wearne Clerk to John H Claybon Lob, Sydney

    7 May 1884 This day By act of Court Probate of the last will of Samuel Staines late of Lismore ----------- ---------- deceased was granted to Grace and Charles H Staff Executors. Testator died 1st April 1884. Estate known at 1,7000 pounds.

Child of Samuel Staines and Emily Staff

Samuel Everett Staines

M, b. 2 March 1884, d. 23 July 1975

Samuel Everett Staines and his grandfather James Samuel Staff c 1888. Photo from "The Staffs in Australia"

  • Samuel Everett Staines was born on 2 March 1884 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Samuel Staines and Emily Staff.
  • On 1 April 1884,Samuel Everett Staines's father, Samuel Staines died in Granville, New South Wales, Australia, at age 37. He died at the home of his father-in-law James Staff.
    After the death of Samuel senior (who died about one month after the birth of Samuel Everett) Emily returned to live with her mother in Sydney. She married John Holland on 13 February 1895.
  • On 22 November 1900,Samuel Everett Staines's mother, Emily Staff died in Newtown, New South Wales, at age 48.
  • On 10 September 1904 The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Samuel had passed his Mechanical Engineering Exams.
  • Family hearsay was that Samuel Everret became a ship's engineer went to America, but later returned. He was not heard of since World War 1, it is believed he was an officer in the Merchant Marine. The book "Staffs of Australia" states he " married a Tenterfield nurse called "Trish" in 1905, and they had a daughter Coral. Later they travelled to America where they settled permanently". This was not the case, as he married in England, and moved to Canada with his wife and daughter. Before moving to Canada he returned to Australia for a visit with his wife and daughter. Perhaps the author was confused with his parents (Samuel and Emily's) marriage which took place in Tenterfield.
  • His marriage, at 26 years and 8 months, to Thyra (Trish) Atkinson, daughter of Thomas Atkinson and Alice Unknown, was registered in the December 1910 Quarter in London City, London Registration District.
  • Samuel Everett Staines and Thyra (Trish) Atkinson emigrated in August 1915 from Liverpool; Samuel, a shipwright and Thyra both travelled from Liverpool to Montreal with their children. The family was listed as R Staines, 28 T Staines 28, R or K Staines 4, and M Staines aged 3. They travelled on the Missenabie.
  • On 1 November 1923 Samuel Everett Staines lived in Baltimore. This was the address listed on the manifest documents of the ship President Arthur on which his wife Thyra and daughter Coral travelled from Southampton to Ellis Island.
  • On 14 March 1926 Thrya crossed the USA border into Canada at Vermont. She was a 36 year old nurse.
  • On 17 February 1927,his wife, Thyra (Trish) Atkinson died in York, Ontario, Canada, at age 39. At the time of her death Samuel was living at 608 Church Street. She suffered from nyclitis compounded by dysentary. She was buried in the Park Lawn cemetery on Feb 19, 1927.
  • At the age of 54 years, Samuel Everett Staines married Clara Selwyn Heritage in 1939.
  • Samuel Everett Staines died on 23 July 1975 in Saint Cloud, Florida, USA, at age 91.
  • He was buried in Kissimmee, Florida.

Children of Samuel Everett Staines and Thyra (Trish) Atkinson

Samuel Joseph Staines

M, b. 3 July 1878, d. 30 March 1932

Gravestone of Gertrude and Samuel Staines, Memberambi Cemetery.
  • Samuel Joseph Staines was born on 3 July 1878 in Youngman Creek, New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Joseph Staines and Sarah Jane Crawford.
  • Samuel Joseph Staines witnessed the marriage of William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods on 3 May 1899 in Upper Teven, New South Wales; William John (the marriage certificate showed John William) and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods were married at the residence of her father, George Michael Woods at Teven, Alstonville, NSW by W W Watts, Presbyterian Minister. The marriage was witnessed by S(amuel) J(oseph) Staines and Barbara Hunter.
  • At the age of 27 years, 5 months and 22 days, Samuel Joseph Staines married Gertrude Florence (Amy) Johnston, daughter of David Johnston and Margaret Jane Black, on 25 December 1905 in New South Wales, Australia. Samuel and Gertrude were married in the Methodist Church, Tenterfield. Notes by Frances M Johnson indicate the year of marriage as 1900 but Civil Records show 1905. Samuel was a farmer at the time of his marriage.
  • Samuel Joseph Staines and Gertrude Florence (Amy) Johnston appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Queensland. Samuel was shown as a farmer and Gertrude as Home Duties. However, it appears that the family had left the Clifton area by then, as the children were enrolled in the Crawford State School, just north of Kingaroy in 1918. Samuel's brother William had settled there and his children also attended the school.
  • Samuel Joseph Staines witnessed the death of Joseph Staines on 7 November 1921 in Memerambi, Queensland; Joseph's cause of death was Carcinoma Pancreatitis, Toxaemia & asthenia. After Joseph's death Sarah moved to Kingaroy.
  • Samuel Joseph Staines and Gertrude Florence (Amy) Johnston appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Queensland. Samuel shown as a grazier.
  • Samuel Joseph Staines died on 30 March 1932 in Memerambi, Queensland, at age 53.
  • He was buried in Queensland, Australia.
    His Headstone reads - In Loving Memory of Gerturde STAINES born Kiama NSW 26th April 1878 died 11 April 1962. Samuel J STAINES born Rous NSW 3 July 1878 died 30 March 1932. Dearest Mother Father.

Children of Samuel Joseph Staines and Gertrude Florence (Amy) Johnston

Samuel Milroy Staines

M, b. 17 March 1908, d. 10 December 1979
  • Samuel Milroy Staines was also known as Roy.
  • He was born on 17 March 1908 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Samuel Joseph Staines and Gertrude Florence (Amy) Johnston.
  • Samuel Milroy Staines was enrolled at the Crawford State School in 1918 along with his brother David and sister Dorothea. Their cousin Ruby Staines also commenced school there that year.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1932. He was shown as living in "Bellgrove", Kingaroy. He was a grazier.
  • At the age of 26 years, 3 months and 8 days, Samuel Milroy Staines married Elsie Ena Adam, daughter of Andrew Wells Adam and Jane Richmond Becker, on 25 June 1934 in Queensland.
  • Samuel Milroy Staines and Elsie Ena Adam appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936. He was shown as living in Queensland. Samuel was a farmer and Elsie's occupation was listed as home duties.
  • Samuel Milroy Staines enlisted in the Military on 5 June 1942 in Taroom. He was living at Taroom at the time he enlisted and gave Elsie Staines as his next of Kin. His servcie number was Q228774. He was discharged with the rank of Private in the 19th Battalion VDC Headquarters Roma on 4 September 1944.
  • He and Elsie Ena Adam appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1954 living at Jambaroo, Taroom. Samuel was a grazier and Elsie carried out home duties. In 1949 Sam's brother Norman was also a farmer at Jambaroo.
  • Samuel Milroy Staines and Elsie Ena Adam appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1972 living at Jambaroo, Taroom. Samuel was a farmer and Elsie carried out home duties. Their son lived with them.
  • Samuel Milroy Staines died on 10 December 1979 in Taroom, Queensland, at age 71.
  • He was buried on 13 December 1979 in Taroom Cemetery.
    Grave of Elsie Ena (nee Adam) and Samuel Milroy (Roy) Staines - Taroom Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Kristine Meyers.

Sarah Ann Staines

F, b. September 1857, d. December 1903
  • Sarah Ann Staines's birth was registered in the Aston, Warwickshire Registration District in the September 1857 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of John Staines and Ann Morson.
  • Sarah Ann Staines was baptized on 4 July 1858 in Warwickshire.
  • Her marriage, at 21 years, to Timothy Sullivan was registered in the September 1878 Quarter in Rugby, Leicestershire Registration District.
  • Sarah Ann Staines and Timothy Sullivan appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Middlesex. Timothy was shown as a 31 year old tailor, born Cork Ireland, living with his wife Sarah Ann 23, born Birmingham, and children Arthur 1 born Marylebone, and Amelia 5 days born Marylebone. Sarah Ann's mother Ann aged 52, married, a cook born Stretton and her sister Alice 15 born Rugby were also present in the household.
  • There is a death of a Sarah Ann Staines recorded in the Wigan, Lancashire in December 1903, however, this may not be the correct date of death for thisSarah Ann Staines.

Children of Sarah Ann Staines and Timothy Sullivan

Sarah Catherine Staines

F, b. 1853, d. June 1860
  • Sarah Catherine Staines was born in 1853 in Withybrook.
  • She was the daughter of Timothy Staines and Elizabeth Lewis.
  • Sarah Catherine Staines died in June 1860 in Shelton Under Floss.
  • She was buried on 9 June 1860 in Withybrook.

Sarah D Staines

F, b. 1847, d. 23 March 1848
  • Sarah D Staines was born in 1847 in New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Staines and Christiana Catharine Krieg.
  • Sarah D Staines died on 23 March 1848 in New South Wales. She was 12 months old.
  • On 31 March 1848 the following article appeared in the "The Sydney Morning Herald":- BATHURST
    CORONER'S INQUESTS.-An inquest was held at Read's Inn, on Friday, 24th, on the body of Sarah, the infant daughter of Mr. Thomas Staines, blacksmith, aged twelve months. It appeared that the child had been in delicate health for some time, and died in convulsions the previous evening. Verdict, died from natural causes.

Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines

F, b. 16 March 1880, d. 20 March 1952

Gravestone of Sarah Elizabeth Woods (nee Staines). She was buried at Memerambi Cemetery with her parents Joseph and Sarah Jane Staines.
  • Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines was born on 16 March 1880 in Youngman Creek, New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Staines and Sarah Jane Crawford.
  • Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1912 and 1917 living at Crawford, Queensland.
  • At the age of 37 years, 7 months and 29 days, Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines married Donald Charles Woods, son of George Michael Woods and Janet McGregor, on 14 November 1917 in Crawford, Queensland, Australia. Don and Bessie were married after his return from WW1.
  • Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines and Donald Charles Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1919 and 1925 living at Taabinga Resumption. Bessie's address was given as Crawford. Don was a farmer.
  • Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines and Donald Charles Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Taringa. Their son, Robert Donald, a clerk, was registered at the same address, although by now he was married and away at the War.
  • On 12 June 1943,their son, Robert Donald Woods died in Darwin, Northern Territory, at age 21. Robert was killed in an aircraft accident involving a Hughs plane at an airstrip in the Northern Territory.
  • Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines and Donald Charles Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Taringa. Their son Geoffrey, a bank clerk, lived with them. Donald's sister Ethel Stains and niece Betty also lived in Bloomfield Street.
  • Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines died on 20 March 1952 in Taringa, Queensland, at age 72.
  • She was buried on 27 March 1952 in Memerambi, Queensland, Australia. Sarah was cremated in Brisbane & her ashes buried with her parents Samuel and Sarah Jane Staines in Memerambi. The Inscription on the headstone reads - The Inscription on the headstone reads - In Loving Memory of Joseph STAINES born Sydney 3 July 1851 died Crawford 7 November 1921. "Father in thy Gracious Keeping, Leave we none thy Servant sleeping
    Also
    Sarah Jane STAINES born 8 August 1843 died 17 September 1939 " God in Love"
    and on the left hand side of the headstone
    Also loving daughter Sarah Elizabeth beloved wife of Donald Charles WOODS died 20 March 1952 aged 71 years.

Children of Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines and Donald Charles Woods

Sarah Jane Staines

F, b. 16 June 1887, d. 1968
  • Sarah Jane Staines was born on 16 June 1887 in Soldier's Flat, New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of John Carroll Staines and Alice Dawes.
  • At the age of 19 years, 3 months and 3 days, Sarah Jane Staines married Michael James Cahill on 19 September 1906 in New South Wales.
  • In 1960,her husband, Michael James Cahill died in New South Wales.
  • Sarah Jane Staines died in 1968 in New South Wales.

Children of Sarah Jane Staines and Michael James Cahill

Thomas Staines

M, b. circa 1785, d. before 1841
  • Thomas Staines was born circa 1785.
  • Thomas Staines married Sarah Davis on 23 March 1811 in North Kilworth. Thomas signed his name STEAN.
  • Thomas Staines died before 1841.

Children of Thomas Staines and Sarah Davis

Thomas Staines

M, b. 15 September 1811, d. 27 September 1852
  • Thomas Staines was baptized on 15 September 1811 in North Kilworth, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Staines and Sarah Davis.
  • Thomas Staines was convicted of horse theft. The court proceedings were listed in the
    NORTHAMPTON MERCURY 1835
    Samuel Dawes & Thomas Steanes were indicted for stealing a gelding, at
    Welford, belonging to John Biggs.
    Mr.Hall appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Humfrey, Mr.Waddington, and
    Mr. Miller for the defence.
    John Biggs resides at Welford, in this county. On the 18th of March last,
    he lost a brown gelding. He first missed it on the morning of the 19th, and
    saw it again in the evening of that day at Foster's Wharf.

    John Hefford, shepherd to the prosecutor, stated that he saw the pony about
    five o'clock on the evening of the 18th, he missed it the next morning. The
    other horse that was with him remained in the close.
    William Bland is in the service of Miss Charlotte Foster, at Husband's
    Bosworth. On the 18th of March last, he saw the prisoner, Dawes. It was ten
    minutes before ten. Dawes asked the hour. He had some ale, and left the
    house about ten minutes or a quarter past ten. He said he was going to
    Kilworth. Witness's mistress spoke to witness, and he followed Dawes out,
    and saw him go up the road. He went to a gate leading to a hovel, and
    whistled. A signal was made from the hovel, and Dawes went down to it.
    Witness followed till within a few yards. A white dog came out barking.
    Knows this dog. It belonged to prisoner. An explosion in the hovel
    followed, like the firing a pistol, and Dawes said, "D- it, Tom, knock it on
    fast." There was a noise like hammering in the hovel. An answer was returned, "I will, as well as I can." Witness then went back to the house,
    and called out Mr. Holditch. Mr. Holditch went with witness to the hovel.
    There was a hammering then. Dawes stood by the door, and Steanes was by the pony. There was a light in the hovel. Steanes brought the pony out, and Dawes got upon it. Steanes stood on the off side. They went up to the gate, and witness followed and met them at the gate, and said, " Dawes, I want that pony, and the pony I'll have."
    Dawes rode off, and Steanes ran after him. Witness pursued them and
    shouted out, "Stop him! stop him" Witness overtook Steanes, and Dawes jumped
    off the pony, and went over the hedge, and across the fields. Witness caught
    the pony, and took it back to the public house, and tied it to the rail. He
    and Holditch and some other persons went to the hovel again, and found
    three horse shoes. On the following day, they went to Mr.Lafargue's, and as
    they were coming out, Dawes said, "Bill, you won't do me, will you?" Witness
    traced the marks of a horse that had been shod on the two near feet, from
    the hovel across Biggs's field.
    Mr. Humfrey severely cross-examined the witness, to ascertain whether he had
    not told Mr. Rose the magistrate that it was moonlight, and that Mr. Rose
    had taken out an almanac, and had found that the moon did not rise till an
    hour afterwards. The witness swore he had never said it was moonlight, but he
    admitted that Mr. Rose did take a book out of his pocket. He could not say
    whether that book was an Almanac, but Mr. Rose did say it was not moonlight.
    Mr. Waddington also severely cross-examined the witness, but nothing was
    elicited to shake his testimony.
    Wm. Holditch lives at Bosworth. On the evening in question, about half-past
    eight o'clock, he was at Miss Foster's, the Union Anchor public house. The
    prisoner Dawes came in that night, and went out about a quarter past ten.
    When he went out, Miss Foster told the last witness to go and see which wav
    he went. Bland returned shortly after, and went out a second time. When he
    returned again Holditch went with him to the hovel. Before he got half way
    there, he heard a noise of shoeing in the hovel, and conversation. On
    getting nearer he saw a light in the hovel, and afterwards he saw Dawes ride
    away on the pony, and another person-to the best of big knowledge Steanes by
    his side. When they got to the gate, he said to Bland, Stop them!" believing
    it to be his pony. He afterwards met Harday and Addison and one of them lent
    him a horse, and he rode after the prisoners. On his way, he met Bland with
    the pony.
    Cross-examined by Mr. Humfrey. Knows a person named William Bayle, living
    with Miss Foster. Will not swear he did not say he would give Bayle £5, if he
    would come and swear against Dawes.
    Charlotte Foster keeps the Union Anchor public house. Dawes came about a
    quarter to ten and left a quarter after. When Dawes came in, his shoes were
    very dirty.
    Samuel Smeeton, [This witness was objected to by the counsel for the defence, on the ground that he had been in court during part of the previous examinations. He was accordingly not examined.]
    William Woodford lives at Welford and is a Blacksmith by trade. Was desired,
    previously to Christmas last, to take some shoes off a horse belonging to
    Mr. Biggs. Observed the horse subsequently in a field when he had no shoes
    on. Saw him about a fortnight ago, and he then had two shoes on the two near
    feet. They were fresh put on, and in an unworkmanlike manner.
    Wm. Hill lives at South Kilworth. Knows the prisoner Steanes. Saw him
    at Mrs. Harday's, the Shoulder of Mutton, North Kilworth, on the evening of
    the 18th. He left about twenty minutes after nine.
    John Addison lives at North Kilworth. Went with Holditch and Bland to the
    hovel,
    and found three shoes there. Saw Steanes at one in the morning of the 19th, at
    Bosworth Wharf public house. Shewed the shoes to him, and asked him if he
    knew them. he said he knew one of them. it was his own make, and he could
    not think how it got out of his very much confused shop, as he had seen it
    there
    on the previous Wednesday morning. Steanes looked very much confused.
    The prisoner Dawes denied all knowledge of the robbery. He said, that, upon
    leaving the Union Anchor, he went home, and reached North Kilworth about ten
    o'clock.
    Steanes entered upon a long and very circumstantial history of his
    proceedings on the night in question. He said that, about eight in the
    evening. he was sent for to Mrs. Harday's, the Shoulder of Mutton, Kilworth.
    He reached his lodgings a few minutes before ten, and went to bed shortly
    after. Between ten and eleven his mother came to tell him that the Rev. Mr.
    Belgrave wanted him early in the morning to shoe some horses. At one his
    mother, again came to tell him to go down to Pickford's, to look at a sick
    horse. He went to the wharf, and found all fast, but on going into the
    house, where there were several persons, he was charged with shoeing the
    pony for Dawes. He denied all knowledge of the pony at the time, and after
    staying at the public house come time with the other company, he returned
    home to bed.
    In corroboration of these statements, the counsel for the prisoners called
    Thomas Williamson, a shepherd, at whose house Dawes slept on the night in
    question. He said Dawes came home about ten o'clock. He added, that he went
    with Mr.Becke's clerk and a boy to the hovel, on Monday night last. They
    took a horse and a candle and witness stood outside to ascertain whether it
    was possible to see through the furze which composed the back of the hovel.
    He could distinguish the glimmerings of the light, but nothing else.
    Wm. Bayle, a lad in the employ of Miss Foster, stated that the witness
    Holditch had said, that if he (Bayle) knew anything about the concern, he
    would pull him through, and give him £5.
    Mrs. Hannah Harday, who keeps the Shoulder of Mutton at North Kilworth,
    corroborated that part or Steane's statement which referred to his being at
    her house.
    William Morton, a cooper, left Steanes at the Shoulder of Mutton at
    half past nine. After he had left he met the witness Bland on the road. He
    was running and witness called to him that he was late. He believed he said,
    " Cut it - twig him." A good deal of laughter was occasioned by this
    witness, on his cross examination. On the Learned Counsel asking him
    whether the ale which he had taken was not very good, He replied that "it
    was fairish; as good, he supposed, as could be afforded for the money. If
    the gentlemen had taken the malt tax off, it might have been better." On
    leaving the witness-box he hoped the gentlemen would take into consideration
    what he had said about the malt tax.
    Eliz. Pebody said she saw Steanes about five minutes before ten o'clock,
    near Mrs. Lee's at North Kilworth..
    Sarah Steanes, the mother of the prisoner, corroborated that part of her
    son's testimony which had reference to herself.
    Alice Marten, a servant of Mrs. Lee's where the prisoner Steanes lodged,
    said he came home about ten, and shortly after went to bed.
    This closed the evidence. The chairman summed up, and the jury deliberated
    for a short time, and returned a verdict of Guilty against both the
    prisoners, with a recommendation in favour of Steanes.
    The chairman said the act left him no discretion, and sentenced them to be
    transported for the full term of their natural lives.
    in 1835.
  • He immigrated. INDENT: Ship "Moffatt", Thomas Bolton, Master, John Smith, Surgeon Superintendent,
    arrived from England 30th August, 1836
    Standing No. of convicts: 36-1636 Indent: 222, Thomas Steans, Age 25, able
    to read and write, Protestant, Single, Native Place: Leicestershire, Trade
    or Calling: Blacksmith (complete), Offence: horse stealing, Tried:
    Northampton Quarter Sessions 9 April 1835, Sentence: Life, no previous
    convictions, Height: 5'5", Complexion: Sallow & freckled, Hair: Brown, Eyes:
    Dark grey, Particular marks: Small mole back of upper part of right arm, top
    of little finger of both hands crooked, round scar on left shin.
    Assigned to: Hyde Park Barracks

    He was transported in the vessel "Moffatt", Thomas Bolton, Master, John
    Smith, Surgeon Superintendent, and arrived from England at Port Jackson,
    NSW, on 30th August, 1836. His partner in crime, Samuel Dawes, did not come
    on the same vessel but on the "Strathfieldsay" on 15 June 1836. Thomas
    Steanes was not assigned to an individual master but to the Hyde Park
    Barracks (1837 General Muster).

    A letter, dated 23 Feb 1838, (Colonial Secretary's Correspondence 1838-1842)
    from the Town Surveyor, Felton Matthew, requested approval for two prisoners
    attached to his Department, who were extremely steady well conducted men, to
    be appointed as overseers. One of them was Thomas Staines. Mr. Matthew was
    probably surveying the area around what is now Pennant Hills.

    A Ticket of Leave for Thomas Steanes was issued on 29 Nov 1843 (no.
    43/2731), on the bottom of which it states that he was "Allowed to Remain in
    the District of Bathurst".

    On 7 July 1845 a Governor's Permission to Marry was granted Thomas Steanes
    to wed Christiana Krieg, aged 27, who had arrived free on the vessel "Earl
    Grey". The signatory is William Lisle of Bathurst. It is suspected that she
    arrived on the Earl Grey on 24 June 1841, which arrived at Port Jackson from
    London and Plymouth with 265 immigrants. It is not known if other members of
    her family immigrated with her but no record of Krieg deaths are noted.
    There was a measles outbreak on the vessel and 7 people died en route.
    (surgeon's report)

    Christiana Catharine Krieg (variously Catharine/Catherine Christiana Krieg)
    was the daughter of Christian Krieg, a school master, and Christina Regina.
    Christiana was born about 1818 in Afberg, Wuertemburg. Afberg cannot be
    found and is probably Achberg, near Wangen, Wuertemburg. (death registration
    1859/02456)

    On 21 July 1845 Thomas Steanes (now as Thomas Staines), innkeeper, married
    Christiana Krieg at Kelso, Roxburgh, near Bathurst, NSW, in the CofE church
    by William Lisle (noted on the Governor's Consent to Marriage). W. Webb and
    Eliza Wilson of Kelso were witnesses. (471 V30B.)

  • In 1845 Thomas Staines lived in New South Wales. He was an inn keeper.
  • At the age of 33 years, 10 months and 6 days, Thomas Staines married Christiana Catharine Krieg, daughter of Christian Krieg and Christina Regina, on 21 July 1845 in Roxberg, Bathurst, New South Wales. Thomas and Catherine were married by Banns with the consent of the Governor by William Lisle in the Church of England, Kelso.
  • On 30 March 1847 the following article appeared in the The Sydney Morning Heraldd:- BATHURST
    DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
    NOTICE is hereby given, that the
    Partnership existing between A. McDonald and Thomas Staines, as Blacksmiths and Wheelwrights, is dissolved from this date by mutual content. After this date the business will be carried on by Alexander McDonald, on his own account.
    ALEXANDER M'DONALD. THOMAS STAINES. Witness-James Cosier.
    March 31.
  • On 31 March 1848 the following article appeared in the The Sydney Morning Herald:- BATHURST
    CORONER'S INQUESTS.-An inquest was held at Read's Inn, on Friday, 24th, on the body of Sarah, the infant daughter of Mr. Thomas Staines, blacksmith, aged twelve months. It appeared that the child had been in delicate health for some time, and died in convulsions the previous evening. Verdict, died from natural causes.
  • Thomas Staines died on 27 September 1852 in Three Rivers, New South Wales, at age 41. Thomas had gone across the Bell River on business, a storm occurred and the river flooded. Thomas drowned trying to cross it. His daughter was born the same afternoon.
  • The following article appeared in the Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal on 9 October 1852. DEATH BY DROWNING— Intelligence reached Bathurst on Monday last of the death of Mr. Thomas Staines, publican, of the Three Rivers Inn, and formerly blacksmith and farrier of this town, who, it is believed, was drowned in attempting to cross the Three Rivers on his return home in the latter part of last week. On the day of his disappearance he had crossed the river on business, and as a thunder-storm took place shortly afterwards, by which the water was considerably raised, it is supposed that he in recrossing was carried away by the flood. Up to the time above-mentioned the body could not be found. As if to heighten the misfortune of the afflicted family to the highest possible degree, his bereaved wife was confined on the day of his death."

Children of Thomas Staines and Christiana Catharine Krieg

Thomas Staines

M, b. 1 May 1846, d. 26 May 1846
  • Thomas Staines was born on 1 May 1846 in New South Wales. Died an infant.
  • He was the son of Thomas Staines and Christiana Catharine Krieg.
  • Thomas Staines died on 26 May 1846 in New South Wales. He was three weeks old.

Thomas Staines

M, b. 25 October 1885, d. 26 June 1958
  • Thomas Staines was born on 25 October 1885 in Soldier's Flat, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John Carroll Staines and Alice Dawes.
  • Thomas Staines enlisted in the Military on 12 January 1916 in New South Wales. He served in France and Belgium.
  • At the age of 32 years and 7 months, Thomas Staines married Elizabeth Duciat McAlpine in June 1918 in Petersham, New South Wales. The Carowinda Star and Eugowra News reported:- "A pretty wedding was celebrated recently in the Methodist Church, Leichhardt, by the Rev. Mr. Hathgate, when Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. William McAlpine, of Edinburgh, Scotland, was united in matrimony with Thomas Staines, late private of the 2nd Battalion, A.I.F., and eldest son of Mr. J. C. Staines, of Canowindra. After the ceremony the guests adjourned to the residence of Mrs. Power, aunt of the bride, where they sat down to a sumptuous breakfast, afterwards catching the train for Cauowindra — their future home. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a gold bangle, and to the bridesmaid, a gold signet ring. There were numerous other presents."
  • Thomas Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Calare Electorate.
  • He once again enlisted in the Military in 1939. He enlisted in Canowindra. His servcie number was N386013. His next of kin was listed as unknown.
  • Thomas Staines died on 26 June 1958 in New South Wales at age 72.
  • He was buried in Canowindra Cemetery.
    Grave of Thomas Staines 1885-1958, Canowindra Cemetery

Thomas Staines

M, b. 4 July 1860, d. 28 January 1933

Children of Thomas Staines and Ellen Gywnne Aubrey