Lily Anne Williams

F, b. 16 July 1879, d. 4 August 1956
  • Lily Anne Williams was born on 16 July 1879 in Queensland, Australia.1
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Williams and Catherine Maddern.
  • At the age of 20 years and 17 days, Lily Anne Williams married Edward Emmerson, son of John Emmerson and Eleanor Tyndale-Dunbar, on 2 August 1899 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.2
  • Lily Anne Williams and Edward Emmerson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Anduramba, Crow's Nest. Edward worked as a timber getter. His parents were farming at Anduramba at the time.3
  • In 1905 Edward with his brother Thomas erected a sawmill, known as Stonehouse, in Blackbutt. The name was later changed to Blackbutt sawmill. They hauled the steam engine purchased from the Ipswich Railway yards up the Blackbutt range with a horse team. In 1907 he returned to Crow's Nest, leaving Thomas to run the mill. His wife, Lily had suffered a stoke after the birth of their daughter Lily and needed to be closer to medical help. He established a planing mill in Crow's Nest beside his house. He ran this until 1936.4
  • Lily Anne Williams and Edward Emmerson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. He was a sawmiller.5
  • In 1924 Edward built a powerhouse in Crow's Nest behind the sale yards using timber from the recently closed and dismantled Pechey sawmill.4
  • Lily Anne Williams and Edward Emmerson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. Edward was a sawmiller and Percy an engine driver. Lilly Olive was a music teacher.6
  • Lily Anne Williams and Edward Emmerson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1954 living at Crow's Nest. Edward was an electricity supplier.7
  • Lily Anne Williams died on 4 August 1956 in Crow's Nest at age 77.8,9,10
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.8

Children of Lily Anne Williams and Edward Emmerson

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 1879/005350.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1899/C001091 Emmerson Edward Lily Ann Williams.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs - Crow's Nest.
  4. John Kerr, ""Geographical Overview of Sawmills.""
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crows Nest 1913.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs, Sub Div Crow's Nest 1930.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Division of Darling Downs; Sub Division Crow's Nest 1943-1954.
  8. Crows Nest Cemetery Graves, online http://www.crowsnestshire.qld.gov.au/sub/cemetery/…, G 562 U H EMMERSON Lily Ann EMME 04Aug 1956 Page 14.
  9. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1956/C4286     Lily Ann     Emmerson;     Thomas Williams;     Catherine Maddern.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1901/C003055 Emmerson Norman Edward Edward Lily Ann Williams.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1902/C003106 Emmerson Hannah Eliza Edward Lily Ann Williams.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1903/C004821 Emmerson Percy Arthur Edward Lily Ann Williams.
  14. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1905/C005306 Emmerson Irving William Edward Lily Ann Williams.
  15. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1907/C000945 Emmerson Lily Olive Edward Lily Ann Williams.

Mabel Doris Williams1

F, b. 25 October 1896, d. 8 December 1950
  • Mabel Doris Williams was born on 25 October 1896. She was the daughter of Alfred Williams and Jennie Leonard Bolton.1,2
  • At the age of 18 years, Mabel Doris Williams married Alfred Edward Pechey, son of Edward Wilmont Pechey and Helen Maria Bond, in 1915 in Queensland.1,3
  • Mabel Doris Williams and Alfred Edward Pechey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pechey. Alfred was a mill manager.1
  • Mabel Doris Williams died on 8 December 1950 in Queensland at age 54.2,4
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00G-0001.4

Children of Mabel Doris Williams and Alfred Edward Pechey

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs sub Div Crow's Nest 1930.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1951     C978     Mabel Doris     Pechey;     Alfred Williams ;     Jennie Leonard Bolton.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1915     C1888     Mabel Doris     Williams;     Alfred Edward     Pechey.
  4. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1916     C2800     Mary     Pechey;     Alfred Edward Pechey ;     Mabel Doris Williams.

Mabel Edith Williams

F, b. 26 March 1907

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Qld Birth Ref 07/009021.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Qld Marr Ref 1927001389.

Margaret Jane Williams1

F, b. circa 1890, d. 1965

Child of Margaret Jane Williams and Norman Cecil Cossart

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Births 1913/6832     Myfanwy     Cossart;     Norman Cecil;     Margaret Jane Williams.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1911/1083 Cossart Norman Cecil; Margaret Jane Williams.
  3. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Deaths 1944/66719 Norman Cecil     Cossart;     Joseph;     Annie Bidgood.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1965/B73427     Margaret Jane     Cossart.

Mark Williams

M, b. 9 March 1874, d. 13 June 1907
  • Mark Williams was born on 9 March 1874 in Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia.1
  • He was the son of Thomas Williams and Catherine Maddern.
  • Mark Williams died on 13 June 1907 in Richmond Hospital, Queensland, at age 33.2,3

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 1874/003709.
  2. Patricia Williams, Book - "From Cornwall to Crows Nest."
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1907     C1962     Mark     Williams     ;Thomas John Williams     ;Charlotte Maddern.

Mary Williams1

F, b. 1857
  • Mary Williams was born in 1857 in Wales.1
  • Her marriage, at 26 years, to Thomas Breacher was registered in the March 1883 Quarter in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire Registration District. Thomas was a miner.1,2
  • Mary Williams and Thomas Breacher immigrated to Queensland on 4 October 1887. Thomas 30, and Mary 30, travelled on the "Chyebassa" to Australia. Their three children came with them - Alfred aged 3, Mary 1 and an infant John. The baby may have been Thomas Jenkin Breacher who died on the voyage as there is no further record of a John Breacher.3
  • On 10 April 1888,her husband, Thomas Breacher died in Mt Morgan, Queensland.1,4,5
  • On 22 December 1894 an article appeared in The Rockhampton Morning Bulleton stating"MINING NOTES.The following application has been posted at the office of the Gold Warden. FRIDAY Mrs. Mary Breacher, Mount Morgan, applying for a goldfields homestead of one rood, situated at allotment 7, section 20, Pattison-Street, Mount Morgan."6
  • In 1897 Mary married Joseph Bedford.7

Children of Mary Williams and Thomas Breacher

Citations

  1. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Immigration Index 1848-1912.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Mar 1883 BREACHER      Thomas ;Williams      Mary     ;       Merthyr T     ; 11a     557.
  3. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Immigration 1848-1912.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1888/C2333 ThomasBreacher ; Thomas Breacher ; Mary Ann - ;** born England aged 32 years.
  5. Australian Cemeteries Index, online http://cemindex.arkangles.com/cemetery-inscriptions.php, Mt Morgan Cemetery.
  6. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, 22 Dec 1894 The Rockhampton Morning Bulleton.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1897/C2188 Bedford Joseph ; Breacher Mary.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1888/C6192Ann Jane Breacher ;Thomas ; Mary Williams.

Mary Ann Williams

F, b. 13 October 1913

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 13/007240.

Nora Williams1

F, b. 22 June 1913, d. 11 July 1941

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1913/C013965 Williams Nora Frederick Emma Birrer.
  2. Patricia Williams, Book - "From Cornwall to Crows Nest."

Owen Charles Williams

M, b. 3 January 1872, d. 9 July 1942

Step-brothers Louis David Ward (1868-1954) & Owen Williams (1872-1942). Photo thanks to B. Grunwald
  • Owen Charles Williams was born on 3 January 1872 in Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia.1,2
  • He was the son of Thomas Williams and Catherine Maddern.
  • In 1890 he was Farmer,"Rosevale" Plainby.
  • At the age of 22 years, 11 months and 9 days, Owen Charles Williams married Bertha Mathilda Fiedrike Nitz, daughter of Carl (Karl) August Ferdinand Nitz and Holdene Henrietta Tesch, on 12 December 1894 in Douglas, Queensland, Australia.3
  • In 1903 he was Member Crows Nest Show Society.
  • Owen Charles Williams and Bertha Mathilda Fiedrike Nitz appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. Owen was a farmer, as were his brothers Cornwall and Frederick at Djuan.4
  • Owen Charles Williams and Bertha Mathilda Fiedrike Nitz appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1908 and 1930 living at Plainby, Crow's Nest. Owen was shown as a farmer and Bertha carried out home duties.5
  • On 22 February 1938,his wife, Bertha Mathilda Fiedrike Nitz died in Crow's Nest, Queensland.6,7,8
  • Owen Charles Williams died on 9 July 1942 in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 70.9,10
  • He was buried on 10 July 1942 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.9,7
  • The following article appeared in the The Courier Mail on 22 July 1942. "The death is announced of Mr. Owen Charles Williams, 70, of Plainby. He was born in Drayton, and selected land at Plainby in 1893. He was instrumental in having a State school built at Plainby, and was a member of the committee for 40 years and chairman for most of that time. He was superintendent of the Plainby Methodist Sunday School for 21 years, and a local preacher for 43 years. He was a member of the Crow's Nest A., H.and I. Society since its inception in 1902 was president for many years, and some years ago was elected patron. He also was a member of the Goombungee Haden A., H., and P. Society, and judged farm produce at many shows. From 1930 to 1939 he was a director of the Downs Co-operative Dairy Association. His wife died four years ago. He is survived by two sons — Messrs. T. C. and V. O. Williams (Plainby) — and two daughters— Mesdames J. Rogash (Goomeri) and D. Andrew (Crow’s Nest.)11"

Children of Owen Charles Williams and Bertha Mathilda Fiedrike Nitz

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 1872/003060.
  2. Robin Smith, "Crow's Nest History."
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1894/C000803 Williams Owen Charles Bertha Mathilde Fiedrike Nitz.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Plainby 1903.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Division of Darling Downs, Sub Div Crow's Nest 1908-1930.
  6. Crows Nest Cemetery Graves, online http://www.crowsnestshire.qld.gov.au/sub/cemetery/…, O 300 U H WILLIAMS Bertha WILL 23Feb 1938 Page 12.
  7. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 22/2/ 1938/C1069     Bertha Matilda Frederica     Williams;     Karl August Ferdinand Nitz;     Haldine Tesch.
  9. Crows Nest Cemetery Graves, online http://www.crowsnestshire.qld.gov.au/sub/cemetery/…, O 357 U H WILLIAMS Owen Charles WILL 10Jul 1942 Page 12.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 9/7/1942     C3931     Owen Charles     Williams     Thomas      Catherine Maddern.
  11. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Courier Mail - 22/7/1942.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1896/C003558 Williams Lillian Grace Owen Charles Bertha Matilda Friedrich Nitz.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1903/C002617 Williams Theophilus Cornwall Owen Charles Bertha Matilda Friedrich Nitz.
  14. Patricia Williams, Book - "From Cornwall to Crows Nest."

Peter Williams1

M, b. 1874, d. 4 January 1950
  • Peter Williams was born in 1874 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of Peter Willims and Margaret Culla/Cullen.1
  • Peter Williams died on 4 January 1950 in Brisbane, Queensland.2,3
  • He was buried on 5 January 1950 in Toowong Cemetery. 8-70-23.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1874     C4068     Peter     Williams;     Peter;     Margaret Cullen.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1950     B25255     Peter     Williams;     Peter ;     Margaret Cullen.
  3. S Phillips, "Email - S Phillips," e-mail to Audrey, Various 2015.

Phillip Williams1

M, b. 1877, d. 1953
  • Phillip Williams was born in 1877 in Dubbo, New South Wales.1,2
  • He was the son of Alfred Williams and Fanny Bird.1
  • Phillip Williams died in 1953 in Wellington, New South Wales.1

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death 6622/1953       WILLIAMS       PHILLIP ;       ALFRED      ; FANNY       WELLINGTON.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 11236/1877       WILLIAMS       PHILIP;       ALFRED ;       FANNY      ; DUBBO.

Robert Williams1

M, b. circa 1910

Citations

  1. Rootsweb's Mailing List, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Robert Williams1

M, b. 1894, d. 8 September 1979
  • Robert Williams was born in 1894. He was the son of Charles Williams and Mary Jones.1,2
  • At the age of 20 years, Robert Williams married Constance Lilian Sloss, daughter of John Sloss and Elizabeth Manly, in 1914 in Queensland.1
  • On 8 February 1972,his wife, Constance Lilian Sloss died in Queensland.3
  • Robert Williams died on 8 September 1979 in Queensland.4,2
  • He was buried on 10 September 1979 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PLAW3-007-0012.4

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1914/C3507     Williams     Robert     ;Sloss     Constance Lilian.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1979     C5496     Robert     Williams;     Charles Williams;     Mary Jones.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1972     C1399     Constance Lillian     Williams     ;John Sloss      ;Elizabeth Manly.
  4. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php

Robert Williams1

M, b. 1876, d. March 1931
  • Robert Williams was born in 1876 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of Peter Willims and Margaret Culla/Cullen.1
  • At the age of 49 years, Robert Williams married Annie Morgen in 1925 in Queensland. Annie was formerly married to a TAYLOR.2,3
  • Robert Williams died in March 1931 in Brisbane, Queensland.4
  • He was buried on 14 March 1931 in Toowong Cemetery. 27-7-3.5,6

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1876     C1679     Robert     Williams;     Peter;     Margaret Cullen.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1925     C1894     Robert     Williams;     Annie     Taylor.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1965     B72006     Annie     Williams     ;Heinrich Morgen      ;Anna Catherine Stern.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1931     B13609     Robert     Williams     ;Peter Williams      ;Margaret Cullen.
  5. S Phillips, "Email - S Phillips," e-mail to Audrey, Various 2015.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1965     C2748     Amelia Ann     Williams;     Joseph Slater      ;Catherine Dyke.

Rosanna Williams1

F, b. circa 1850
  • Rosanna Williams was born circa 1850.1
  • Rosanna Williams married Robert Raymond circa 1870.1

Child of Rosanna Williams and Robert Raymond

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1876/2493     Emanuel     Raymond;     Robert;     Rosanna Williams.

Ruby Frances Williams1

F, b. 23 February 1918, d. 24 April 1948
  • Ruby Frances Williams was born on 23 February 1918 in One Mile Estate, Ipswich. Ruby was the youngest in the family but there was no father mentioned on her birth certificate nor any siblings.1
  • She was the daughter of Sarah Priscilla Bartlett Austin.1
  • At the age of 17 years, 5 months and 4 days, Ruby Frances Williams married Ernest William Stewart on 27 July 1935 in Methodist Chruch, Ipswich.1
  • Ruby Frances Williams died on 24 April 1948 in Nambour, Queensland, at age 30.1
  • She was buried in Mooloolah Cemetery.1

Citations

  1. Genes Reunited, online http://www.genesreunited.com.au, Lyn Stewart's Site.

Sarah Ann Williams

F

Child of Sarah Ann Williams and Charles Freeman

Sarah Elizabeth Williams

F, b. 9 August 1904

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Qld Birth Ref 04/009067.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Qld Marr Ref 1922/000743.

Theophilus Cornwall Williams1,2

M, b. 12 December 1902, d. 22 June 1986

Citations

  1. Oph.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1903/C002617 Williams Theophilus Cornwall Owen Charles Bertha Matilda Friedrich Nitz.
  3. Patricia Williams, Book - "From Cornwall to Crows Nest."
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1925-1930.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1943.
  6. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php

Thomas Williams

M, b. 1835, d. 16 April 1920

Thomas Williams and Charlotte Harris (formerly Ward). Photo thanks to B. Grunwald

  • Thomas Williams was born in 1835 in Newlyn, Cornwall, England.
  • He was the son of William Williams and Amelia Rodda.
  • At the age of 27 years, Thomas Williams married Catherine Maddern, daughter of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower, on 18 January 1862 in Paul, Newlyn, Cornwall, England. They were married by Banns. Thomas Williams 26 was a Sailor of Newlyn (Father: William Williams, Fisherman) and Catherine Maddern 24 was also of Newlyn (Father: Thomas Maddern, Agent). Witnesses were Thomas Maddern, Grace Maddern.1
  • Thomas Williams witnessed the marriage of Richard May and Priscilla Maddern on 12 August 1868 in Madron Church, Madron, Cornwall, England; They were married by banns. Richard May was a 23 year old Cab Proprietor of Penzance [Mark] (Father: Thomas May, Labourer)and Priscilla Maddern, 23, was of Penzance (Father: Thomas Maddern, Farmer). Witnesses to the marriage were Thos. Maddern and Thomas Williams.2,3,4
  • In 1868 he was Surveyor, Mr Hume in Stanthorpe, Queensland.
  • Thomas Williams immigrated to Moreton Bay in 1868.
  • In 1870 Thomas Williams lived in Stanthorpe, Queensland.
  • In 1875 he was Farmer, surveyor.
  • In 1875 Thomas Williams lived in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • On the 22 November 1875 Thomas Williams selected 320 acres at Crows Nest at 12 pound rental making him one of the first settlers in Crow's Nest. His brothers-in-law Charles Barnes and John Maddern also selected land nearby.5
  • This is an extract from "Crows Nest History" by Robin Smith
    Born at Cornwall, Thomas Williams was another Cornishman. He had been a fisherman, excursions which often took him into the North Sea around Scotland. Once the fishing smack was "run down" and sank in five minutes, but all hands were rescued. In the late sixties he came to Australia and first saw Crows Nest when he passed through in 1868 with surveyor Hume. He was with Mr Hume for 16 years during which time he helped survey most of the best land on the Darling Downs and Moreton. Eventually he selected the country at the Tin Mines, Crow's Nest. Mr Hume strongly advised him to take up land where Pittsworth now stands, but he refused to look at it. In later years, asked why he had chosen Crow's Nest he would reply: Birds of a feather flock together - Littletons, Barnes, Madderns and another Cousin Jacks settled in Crow's Nest so I thought I'd roost there too"
    It is said that Cornishmen generally are adapts at wrestling, because it is one of the principle past times of Cornish youth. Mr Williams was a great wrestler. His first wrestle after leaving his home, was on ship on which he was travelling to Australia. He was one of four constables whose duty it was to keep order among the passengers. This was no easy task with sixty or seventy women on board, and one day a ship's mate said to Mr Williams "Why don't you turn into those women and keep them in order/" "I'd rather turn into you than tackle that lot" was the reply. The wrestling followed. Victory for Mr Williams resulted in a challenge to fight from the vanquished one. Mr Williams proved here that the Cornishmen can also fight. His man went down the second time quicker than the first.

    Another wrestling match in which he took part was held in the 80's on the old sports ground at Toowoomba. His opponent on this occasion was a man named Grehan of Hampton. Some time later Mr Williams was challenged by a native named Paddy Perkins who had an uncontrollable desire to throw Mr Williams the white wrestling champion. Paddy had upended every abbo with whom he had grappled and felt he could do the same to any white man. But the white champion was not to anxious to soil his cloths with Paddy's pigment, even if he was a fairly clean representative of the tribe. The abbo pushed his claim for a tussle so strenuously that Willilams agreed to meet him. A match was arranged and took place in Toowoomba. Paddy was a splendid example of the best type of Australian native - strong, muscular, lithe, slippery as an eel and the greatest hand springer known. On the day of the match the contestants appeared early. Paddy as near his natural state as civilization would allow. He had no desire to spoil his Sunday suit, so wore only an old pair of trousers which covered him with patches. Following is and account of the match as it was reported in the newspaper of the day--- The black led the way to a stony piece of ground and then stood up with a defian, never to be beaten look, ready for the fray. Williams who was not at all enarmoured of the spot chosed, sail " Waht did you bring me to this rought ground for Paddy""; "Because I'm going to throw yer - and hard'll be your fall ol' man" "Oh " said Williams, "Well, you get a bit of clothes on man, I can't grab your greasy old black hide"
    Paddy's reply was empathic, "You cath it shoulder - ribs - stomach- catch where you can- dat's the game of rasilin' boy; By gosh i'm ready-you come on white pellow and I'll show you. There was a grab and a little shuffle and things looked very pie-bald for a few seconds. Paddy was trying to lift Williams up in his arms for the purpose of trrowing him over the fence into the street. But the lift came from the white man. Paddy's feet wer soon beating time in the air where his head should have been . Another Cornish twist and away went Paddy - nearly minus pants altoghther. After a second attempt to throw the white man which ended more disasterously than the first, the wrestling itch left Paddy.
    Wrestling was not Mr Williams' only accomplishment, at one time no concert or entertainment in the district was a success unless Thomas William's name was on the programme to sing one of his cheery ditties. A great favourite, and one he dang hundreds of times was "Betsy Baker", another, "Cheer Boys Cheer".
    He ws once invited to join a touring concert party, but declined the honour, preferring to cheer the boys in his own town with his gifts.

    And this article was contributed by Corny Williams, Thomas and Catherine's son
    When but a babe in arms Mr Corney Williams, who was to become a distinguished Pinelands personality, arrived at Crow's Nest with his parents, Mr and Mrs Thomas Williams. The family comprised of five children - Tom aged 11; Kate nine; Mark and Owen, both younger. The family came direct from Stanthorpe where Corney was born on 20 June 1875. Other members of the family who were born at Crow's Nest were Fred and Lily. Lily was born 1 July 1879. The trip was made from Stanthorpe in a horse and dray. His father took up a selection in the vicinity of the Tin Mines and worked for Mr Hume the surveyor, who was operating in the district and did odd jobs, plus a little on his selection when the needs of providing a livelihood permitted such a respite. The Littletons were the only other residents of Crows Nest when the Williams family arrived. Corney attended Crows Nest School when Mr Jackson was the teacher. The name Corney springs from Cornwall England, of which his mother was a native and she commemorated her birth place by naming her fifth child, Cornwall. The family arrived in Crow's Nest in July 1875.6
  • On 23 October 1879,his wife, Catherine Maddern died in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 42.7
  • In 1886 Thomas Williams was paying rates to the Crow's Nest Shire Council on Port 22; 320 acres.8
  • At the age of 51 years, Thomas Williams married Charlotte Harris on 17 August 1886 in Toowoomba, Queensland. Witnesses to the marriage were Henry and Sarah Tewes.9,10,11
  • Thomas Williams appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Crow's Nest. Thomas was a grazier and Charlotte carried out domestic duties.12
  • On 9 July 1911,his wife, Charlotte Harris died in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 67.10,13
  • Thomas Williams appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a grazier.14
  • Thomas Williams died on 16 April 1920 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.15,16
  • He was buried after 16 April 1920 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.15
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church building and fence.Thomas and Catherine's names were amongst them.17

Children of Thomas Williams and Catherine Maddern

Citations

  1. West Penwich Resources - Marriages, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/wpenmar.htm, Paul Marriage Register 1813-1905.
  2. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No M001691.
  3. Microfiche; unknown film, Sep 1868 Vol 5c page 384.
  4. West Penwich Resources - Marriages, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/wpenmar.htm, Madron Marriage Register 1863-1902.
  5. Crows Nest & District Tourist and Progress Association Inc, " From Tall Timbers."
  6. Robin Smith, "Crow's Nest History."
  7. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 1879/002235.
  8. Highfields/Crows Nest Shire Council, Rates Book Crows Nest Shire.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1886/C445     Williams     Thomas;     Ward     Charlotte.
  10. Patricia Williams, Book - "From Cornwall to Crows Nest."
  11. Beryl, "re Guy/Ward/Grunwald Families," e-mail to Audrey, 21/06/2014.
  12. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div of Darling Downs, Sub Div Crows Nest 1903-1908.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1911/C4184     Charlotte     Williams;     William Harris(Haines);     Charlotte Barker.
  14. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1913 Electoral Roll - Division of Darling Downs, Sub Div Crow's Nest.
  15. Crows Nest Cemetery Graves, online http://www.crowsnestshire.qld.gov.au/sub/cemetery/…, A A102 U WILLIAMS Thomas WILL 16Apr 1909 Page 1.
  16. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1920/C2666 Williams Thomas     William Williams Amelia Rodda.
  17. Unknown subject Photograph, 2012.

Thomas Williams1

M, b. 18 January 1881, d. 1970
  • Thomas Williams was born on 18 January 1881 in Crow's Nest, Queensland. His birth registration shows his father was Peter Williams, a farmer aged 48 years born Holstein, Denmark and married 19 Dec 1868 at Ipswich to Margaret formerly Culla aged 29 born Tipperary, Ireland. Previous living children were Johanna 13, John 9, Peter 7, Robert 4. One male was deceased. The informant was Margaret Williams of Crow's Nest.1,2
  • He was the son of Peter Willims and Margaret Culla/Cullen.1
  • Thomas Williams died in 1970 in Brisbane, Queensland.3

Citations

  1. Thomas Willims, Birth Registration 5895 (1881).
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1881     C5895     Thomas     Williams;     Peter;     Margaret Culla.     

  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1970     B17599     Thomas     Williams;     Peter Williams      ;Margaret Culla.

Thomas John Williams

M, b. December 1864, d. 15 February 1949
  • Thomas John Williams's birth was registered in the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the December 1864 Quarter.1
  • He was the son of Thomas Williams and Catherine Maddern.
  • At the age of 28 years and 5 months, Thomas John Williams married Margaret Auld, daughter of Archibald Auld and Catherine Heaps, on 17 May 1893 in Queensland.2
  • In 1903 he was Member Crows Nest Show Society.
  • Thomas John Williams and Margaret Auld appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Thallon Street, Crow's Nest. Thomas John was a storekeeper. Margaret carried out domestic duties.3
  • In 1905 he was President Crows Nest Cricket Club.4
  • Thomas John Williams and Margaret Auld appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. Thomas was a storekeeper and Margaret carried out home duties.5
  • In June 1931 Harry Edser and James Reddlex were involved in an inquiry into the destruction of a truck and blacksmith's shop. The Brisbane Courier reported:- " TOOWOOMBA FIRE INQUIRY.
    An Inquiry was conducted before Mr PCM Burne PM yesterday into a fire which occurred at Emu Creek road on December 25 whereby a six-wheel motor truck the property of James Reddlex and Harry Edser was destroyed and a blacksmiths shop the property of Thomas J Williams, Windsor, Brisbane was damaged. Plain clothes Constable Beahan said that Harry Edser denied that he had had any conversation with Reddlex about the destruction of the truck. Later Reddlex in the presence of Edser said Edser asked him what he was going to do about the payments on the truck and he told him that he could not keep the payments up. Reddlex then said to Edser "You then asked me to take the truck out and got a load of pine and set fire to it on the way in ." Edser replied: " What are you trying to put me in for. I have always been a good friend to you?" In reply to witness Reddlex, stated that on another occasion Edser asked him to put the truck in an old blacksmiths shop where he could set fire to it or get some one else to do it. Constable Beahan said he had not been able to ascertain how the fire originated nor connect any one with its origin. The inquiry was adjourned to Brisbane."6
  • Thomas John Williams died on 15 February 1949 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 84.7,8

Children of Thomas John Williams and Margaret Auld

Citations

  1. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Williams Thomas John Penzance 5c 339.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marr Ref 93/001106.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div of Darling Downs, Sub Div Crows Nest 1903-1908.
  4. Crows Nest & District Tourist and Progress Association Inc, " From Tall Timbers."
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1913 Electoral Roll - Division of Darling Downs, Sub Div Crow's Nest.
  6. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Saturday 6 June 1931 p 17 Article.
  7. Patricia Williams, Book - "From Cornwall to Crows Nest."
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 18/2/1949     B20799     Thomas John;     Williams     Thomas      ;Catherine Maddern.
  9. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth Ref 97/003374.
  10. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth Ref 00/3786.

Thomas Roberts Williams1

M, b. circa 1850, d. 1905
  • Thomas Roberts Williams was born circa 1850. He was the son of Thomas Williams and Mary.1,2
  • Thomas Roberts Williams married Frances Hockey, daughter of Samuel Hockey and Mary Dalley, in 1872 in Orange, New South Wales.1
  • Thomas Roberts Williams died in 1905 in Blayney, New South Wales.2

Children of Thomas Roberts Williams and Frances Hockey

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriage 3082/1872      WILLIAMS      THOMAS R ;     HOCKEY      FRANCES ;     ORANGE.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death 8185/1905      WILLIAMS      THOMAS R ;     THOMAS;      MARY      ;BLAYNEY.
  3. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 16536/1874      WILLIAMS      ELIZABETH ;     THOMAS ROBERTS ;     FRANCES ;     ORANGE.
  4. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 17041/1875      WILLIAMS      EMILY ;     THOMAS R ;     FANNY ;     ORANGE.
  5. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 18075/1877      WILLIAMS      EDITH M ;     THOMAS R;      FRANCES      ;ORANGE.

Victor Owen Williams

M, b. 11 May 1898, d. 15 April 1985
  • Victor Owen Williams was born on 11 May 1898 in Toowoomba, Queensland.1,2
  • He was the son of Owen Charles Williams and Bertha Mathilda Fiedrike Nitz.
  • Victor Owen Williams began military service between 1916 and 1918. A I F, France.
  • In 1919 he was Farmer, Timber-getter, East Cooyar.3
  • At the age of 25 years, 8 months and 5 days, Victor Owen Williams married Mary Ruth Chapman, daughter of Thomas Henry Chapman and Emily Louisa Charlotte Goodrick, on 16 January 1924 in Toowoomba, Queensland.2,4
  • Victor Owen Williams and Mary Ruth Chapman appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Murra Murra. Vic was a farmer.5
  • On 15 August 1939 Victor Owen Williams and John Victor David Maddern signed a lease agreement entitling Vic Williams to rent a shop built on the land owned by Jack Maddern. Vic had paid two hundred pound for the erection of the shop and the accruement of the rent offset repayments by Jack Maddern for the money Vic paid to have the shop built. The shop became Williams Electrical.

    -----AGREEMENT OF LEASE------

    between JOHN VICTOR DAVID MADDERN and VICTOR OWEN WILLIAMS

    1.          In consideration of the sum of ’200- (Two hundred pounds) expended by Victor Owen Williams on the erection of a shop on the property at present owned by John Victor David Maddern in William street, Crow's Nest, in the State of Queensland, and adjoining the premises of John Victor David Maddern it is agreed that the said John Victor David Maddern allow and give the said Victor Owen Williams a lease of the said shop for a period of 8 (eight) years and 6 (months) from 21 August 1939.(date initialed by both parties)

    2.          It is understood that a the expiration of the said lease the said John Victor David Maddern shall become the sole owner of the said shop and will no longer be indebted to the said Victor Owen Williams for the ’200- (Two hundred pounds) expended by the said Victor Owen Williams in the erection of the shop.

    3.          By this arrangement it is understood that repayments of the sum of ’200- (Two hundred pounds) by the said John Victor David Maddern are and will be in the form of rents accruing over the period of the lease and due by the said Victor Owen Williams.

    4.          For purpose of compilation the payment of rent is fixed at 11/6 (Eleven shillings and six pence) per week and a cash payment by the said Victor Owen Williams of ’9- (Nine Pounds) payable on the first day of October in each year. The rents will commence to accrue from the date of the lease.

    5.           The said John Victor David Maddern reserves the right to pay off the whole of the indebtedness to the said Victor Owen Williams at any time and the said Victor Owen Williams does agree; and the said John Victor David Maddern may sell part or whole of the property and land situate in William Street Crow's Nest belonging to h'm the said John Victor David Maddern subject to the least for period of 8 (eight) years and 6 (six) months from the date of this lease.

    6.          The said Victor Owen Williams reserves the right to terminate the lease in the event of the sale of property and land in William Street, Crow's Nest on which the shop is erected and owned by the said John Victor David Maddern and also reserves the right to terminate the lease in the event of thee said John Victor David Maddern exercising his right to pay off the whole of the indebtedness at any one time.

    7.          The said Victor Owen Williams will at any time be entitled to sublet part or whole of the shop to a tenant approved the the said John Victor Maddern

    8.          Any expenses of repairs necessary during the currency of the lease are to be borne by the said John Victor David Maddern.

    9.          During the term of the lease neither party to the lease will trade in goods or kind conflicting with the business of the other.

    10.          This agreement in all clauses will be binding to the parties and their executors and assigns.

              Dated at Crow's Nest this Fifteenth Day of August 1939

                                  Parties to the Lease (signed by both.)
  • Victor Owen Williams and Mary Ruth Chapman appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Plainby, Crow's Nest. Vic gave his address as Plainby while Mary gave hers as Murra Murra.6
  • In 1948 he was Radio Technician.
  • In 1950 he was Store Owner.
  • Victor Owen Williams died on 15 April 1985 in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 86.
  • He was buried on 16 April 1985 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.7

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1898/C003501 Williams Victor Owen Owen Charles Bertha Matilda Friedrich Nitz.
  2. Patricia Williams, Book - "From Cornwall to Crows Nest."
  3. Crows Nest & District Tourist and Progress Association Inc, " From Tall Timbers."
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1924/C771     Chapman     Mary Ruth;     Williams     Victor Gwen.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1925-1930.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1925-1943.
  7. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php

Vincent Goerge Williams1

M, b. 1876, d. 1941
  • Vincent Goerge Williams was born in 1876 in Orange, New South Wales.1
  • He was the son of George Sydney Williams and Eliza Emma Hockey.1
  • At the age of 33 years, Vincent Goerge Williams married Sarah Smith in 1909 in Sydney, New South Wales.2
  • Vincent Goerge Williams died in 1941 in Petersham, New South Wales.3

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 17528/1876      WILLIAMS      VINCENT G ;     GEORGE S;      ELIZA E      ;ORANGE.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriage 3408/1909      WILLIAMS      VINCENT G ;     SMITH      SARAH      ;SYDNEY.
  3. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death 7786/1941      WILLIAMS      VINCENT GEORGE ;     GEORGE SYDNEY ;     ELIZA ;     PETERSHAM.

William Williams

M, b. circa 1810
  • William Williams was born circa 1810.
  • William Williams married Amelia Rodda circa 1830.

Child of William Williams and Amelia Rodda

William Williams1

M, b. 1 December 1799
  • William Williams was born on 1 December 1799 in Philleigh, Cornwall.1,2
  • At the age of 31 years, 7 months and 20 days, William Williams married Mary Ann Vowden, daughter of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague, on 21 July 1831 in Veryan, Cornwall.1
  • William Williams and Mary Ann Vowden appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Calendra, Veryan. William senior is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer living with his 30 year old wife Mary and their children William 9, Elizabeth 6, Emma 5 and Lavinia 2. All were born in the county.3
  • William Williams and Mary Ann Vowden appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Trevella, Feock. William senior is shown as a 51 year old labourer born Philleigh, livng with his wife Mary A, 41, born Merthyr, and their children William R Williams, 18 a sailor, Elizabeth A, a 16 year old dressmaker, Emma J 15, Lavinia 12, a scholar, James H 5 - all born Veryan and Edwin 3 born Feock.4

Children of William Williams and Mary Ann Vowden

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch Number:      7223824.
  2. George Weight, "Descendatns of Stephen Vowden & Ann Teague."
  3. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Calendra, Veryan Parish Enumeration District 8 Book 10 Folio 38 Page 10.
  4. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Parish of St Feock - Folio 797 Page 12.

William Williams1

M, b. 1877

Citations

  1. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriage 5474/1907      WILLIAMS      WILLIAM ;     VANDERSEE      LOUISA      PETERSHAM.

William Pope Williams1

M, b. circa 1905, d. 1971

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1936     C1077     William Pope     Williams;     Lilian Mary     Cooper.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1971     C5486     William Pope     Williams;     William Williams      ;Charlotte Ann Williams.

William R Williams1

M, b. 1832
  • William R Williams was born in 1832 in Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of William Williams and Mary Ann Vowden.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census William R Williams was living in the household of William Williams and Mary Ann Vowden in Calendra, Veryan. William senior is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer living with his 30 year old wife Mary and their children William 9, Elizabeth 6, Emma 5 and Lavinia 2. All were born in the county.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census William R Williams was living in the household of William Williams and Mary Ann Vowden in Trevella, Feock. William senior is shown as a 51 year old labourer born Philleigh, livng with his wife Mary A, 41, born Merthyr, and their children William R Williams, 18 a sailor, Elizabeth A, a 16 year old dressmaker, Emma J 15, Lavinia 12, a scholar, James H 5 - all born Veryan and Edwin 3 born Feock.2

Citations

  1. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Calendra, Veryan Parish Enumeration District 8 Book 10 Folio 38 Page 10.
  2. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Parish of St Feock - Folio 797 Page 12.