Ivy Murial Brewer

F, b. 16 March 1909, d. 16 March 1996
  • Ivy Murial Brewer was born on 16 March 1909 in Crows Nest, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown.
  • Ivy Murial Brewer commenced school at Pinelands State School on 25 January 1915. She 5 years 8 months old. She left school in 1922 Her father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 26 years, Ivy Murial Brewer married Eric Robert Morice, son of George Morice and Alice Mary Heyward, in 1936 in Queensland.
  • Ivy Murial Brewer and Eric Robert Morice appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Glenaven. Eric was a labourer.
  • Ivy Murial Brewer attended the 50th Wedding Celebrations of Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer in March 1948 in School of Arts, Crow's Nest; the Brewer family celebrated Charles and Ellen's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
  • On 1 December 1959,her husband, Eric Robert Morice died in Queensland at age 52.
  • Ivy Murial Brewer died on 16 March 1996 in Wynnum West, Queensland, at age 87.
  • She was buried in Hemmant Cemetery.

John Robert Brewer

M, b. 16 October 1900, d. 24 July 1969
  • John Robert Brewer was born on 16 October 1900 in Plainby, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown.
  • John Robert Brewer commenced school at Pinelands State School on 23 January 1906. He was 5 years 8 months old. His father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown in 1928 in Pinelands. Charles was a farmer. Their sons John (labourer) and William (farmer) also lived at Pinelands as did their daughter Maudie.
  • At the age of 28 years, 2 months and 8 days, John Robert Brewer married Margaret Christina May Arndt, daughter of Frederick William Arndt and Margaret Fredrieke Sondergeld, on 24 December 1928 in St Georges Church of England, Crows Nest, Queensland.
  • John Robert Brewer and Margaret Christina May Arndt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. John was a labourer. Margaret gave her address as Crow's Nest.
  • John Robert Brewer and Margaret Christina May Arndt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pinelands, Crow's Nest. John was a labourer.
  • In July 1967,his wife, Margaret Christina May Arndt died in Queensland.
  • John Robert Brewer died on 24 July 1969 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 68.
  • He was buried on 25 July 1969 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00K-0031.

Mary Jane Pettinger Brewer

F, b. March 1884, d. 16 April 1966
  • Mary Jane Pettinger Brewer was also known as Brewer.
  • She's birth was registered in the Lincon, Linconshire Registration District in the March 1884 Quarter. Her name was registered as Mary Jane BREWER.
  • She was the daughter of William Pettinger Brewer and Sarah Jane Page.
  • Mary Jane Pettinger Brewer immigrated on 4 February 1888 to Brisbane with William Pettinger Brewer and Sarah Jane Page. William James aged 26, and Sarah 24 travelled on the Duke of Argyll with their daughers Mary Jane 4 and Ellen aged 2. With them was William's younger brother Charles Brewer. Both William and Charles were farm labourers from Lincoln. The surname was recorded on the ships manifold as PETHINGER. It is believed that William changed his name back to Pettinger from Brewer when the family immigrated as his birth certificate only showed his mother's name - Mary Pettinger.
    On arrival the brothers worked in on a dairy farm near the Princess Alexandra Hospital before moving to Crow's Nest in the mid 1890's.
  • At the age of 21 years, Mary Jane Pettinger Brewer married John William Dukes, son of John Dukes and Harriet Jordan, in 1906 in Queensland.
  • Mary Jane Pettinger Brewer and John William Dukes appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Douglas, Crow's Nest. John was a farmer.
  • Mary Jane Pettinger Brewer and John William Dukes appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pechey. John was a farmer. Daughter Elsie carried out home duties.
  • In December 1942,her husband, John William Dukes died in Whichello, Queensland, at age 60.
  • Mary Jane Pettinger Brewer appeared on the Electoral Roll with William John (Bill) Dukes and Mavis Adeline Unknown in 1943 in Whichello, Crow's Nest. William was a farmer and his mother carried out home duties.
  • Mary Jane Pettinger Brewer died on 16 April 1966 at age 82.
  • She was buried on 18 April 1966 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Mary Jane Pettinger Brewer and John William Dukes

Maudie Ellen Mary Brewer

F, b. 31 January 1907, d. 9 December 1988
  • Maudie Ellen Mary Brewer was born on 31 January 1907 in Pinelands, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown.
  • Maudie Ellen Mary Brewer commenced school at Pinelands State School in 1913. She 5 years old. Her father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll with Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown in 1928 in Pinelands. Charles was a farmer. Their sons John (labourer) and William (farmer) also lived at Pinelands as did their daughter Maudie.
  • At the age of 22 years, 7 months and 3 days, Maudie Ellen Mary Brewer married Francis Leonard Coogan on 4 September 1929 in St Catherines Catholic Church, Crows Nest.
  • Maudie Ellen Mary Brewer attended the 50th Wedding Celebrations of Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer in March 1948 in School of Arts, Crow's Nest; the Brewer family celebrated Charles and Ellen's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
  • On 16 December 1970,her husband, Francis Leonard Coogan died in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 67.
  • Maudie Ellen Mary Brewer died on 9 December 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 81.

Percy Henry Brewer

M, b. 21 November 1914, d. 3 October 2014

Russell Arthur Brewer

M, b. 20 March 1922, d. 12 January 2006
  • Russell Arthur Brewer was born on 20 March 1922 in Toowoomba. He was a twin to Vivian.
  • He was the son of Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown.
  • Russell Arthur Brewer attended the 50th Wedding Celebrations of Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer in March 1948 in School of Arts, Crow's Nest; the Brewer family celebrated Charles and Ellen's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
  • Russell Arthur Brewer died on 12 January 2006 in North Coast at age 83.
  • He was buried in Tewantin Cemetery. Memorial ID 175268532.

Thomas George Brewer

M, b. 15 March 1913, d. 4 July 1966
  • Thomas George Brewer was born on 15 March 1913 in Crows Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown.
  • Thomas George Brewer commenced school at Pinelands State School on 15 February 1919. He was 5 years old. His father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 23 years, 6 months and 25 days, Thomas George Brewer married Marge Clara Stark, daughter of William Stark and Catherina Elizabeth (Kate) Dorries, on 10 October 1936 in St Georges Church of England, Crows Nest, Queensland.
  • Thomas George Brewer witnessed the Note of Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer in March 1948 in School of Arts, Crow's Nest; the Brewer family celebrated Charles and Ellen's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
  • On 10 January 1962,his wife, Marge Clara Stark died in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 51.
  • Thomas George Brewer died on 4 July 1966 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 53.
  • He was buried on 6 July 1966 in Hemmant Cemetery. Location LAWN-4-51.

Vivian May Brewer

F, b. 20 March 1922, d. 13 July 2004
  • Vivian May Brewer was born on 20 March 1922 in She was a twin to Russell, Toowoomba.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown.
  • Vivian May Brewer was listed as the next of kin of Ronald George Walker when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 31 May 1941 in Crow's Nest. He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Vivian. He was discharged from the 2nd Australian PW RECP GP with the rank of Sergeant on 22 Nov 1945.
  • At the age of 21 years, 1 month and 17 days, Vivian May Brewer married Ronald George Walker, son of Phillip Walker and Natalie Douglas Tigell, on 7 May 1943 in St Georges Church of England, Crows Nest, Queensland.
  • Vivian May Brewer witnessed the Note of Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer in March 1948 in School of Arts, Crow's Nest; the Brewer family celebrated Charles and Ellen's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
  • Vivian May Brewer died on 13 July 2004 in Gatton at age 82.

William James Brewer

M, b. 15 October 1902, d. 12 July 1979
  • William James Brewer was born on 15 October 1902 in Plainby, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown.
  • While his siblings all attended Pinelands State school, William's name did not appear on the enrollment register.
  • William James Brewer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. He was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 28 years, 11 months and 14 days, William James Brewer married Theodora Rose Ussher on 29 September 1931 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • William was the best man at the wedding of Percy Henry Brewer and Nellie May Walker, daughter of Phillip Walker and Natalie Douglas Tigell, on 18 September 1943 in St Georges Church of England, Crows Nest, Queensland.
  • William James Brewer attended the 50th Wedding Celebrations of Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer in March 1948 in School of Arts, Crow's Nest; the Brewer family celebrated Charles and Ellen's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
  • William James Brewer died on 12 July 1979 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 76.

William Pettinger Brewer

M, b. 2 October 1863, d. 17 June 1934
  • William Pettinger Brewer was also known as Pettinger.
  • He was born on 2 October 1863 in Owmby, Lincolnshire, England, before his parents were marriaged. However, he went by the name of Brewer.
  • He was the son of Christopher Brewer and Mary Pettinger.
  • His marriage, at 19 years and 10 months, to Sarah Jane Page was registered in the September 1883 Quarter in Lincon, Linconshire Registration District. The marriage was recorded under the name of William BREWER. The surnames of their first two children Mary Jane and Ellen were registed as BREWER.
  • William Pettinger Brewer and Sarah Jane Page immigrated to Brisbane on 4 February 1888. William James aged 26, and Sarah 24 travelled on the Duke of Argyll with their daughers Mary Jane 4 and Ellen aged 2. With them was William's younger brother Charles Brewer. Both William and Charles were farm labourers from Lincoln. The surname was recorded on the ships manifold as PETHINGER. It is believed that William changed his name back to Pettinger from Brewer when the family immigrated as his birth certificate only showed his mother's name - Mary Pettinger.
    On arrival the brothers worked in on a dairy farm near the Princess Alexandra Hospital before moving to Crow's Nest in the mid 1890's.
  • William Pettinger Brewer and Sarah Jane Page appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Plainby, Crow's Nest. William was a farmer.
  • On 24 April 1915 a photo of William's wheat crop was publised in The Brisbane Courier. The accompanying article read:- "Grown at Plainby (via Crow's Nest) by Mr. W. Pettlnger (on left of photo.) on, his farm at that centre. The seed was sown on January 5, 1915, and reaped on April 6, 1915. An exhibit of the wheat was shown at the Crow's Nest Show on April 6 and 7. Mr. Pettlnger expects a yield of five bags to the acre."
  • William Pettinger Brewer and Sarah Jane Page appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Plainby, Crow's Nest. William was a farmer and Sarah carried out home duties.
  • William Pettinger Brewer died on 17 June 1934 in Queensland at age 70.
  • He was buried on 18 June 1934 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Children of William Pettinger Brewer and Sarah Jane Page

Edith Sarah Jane Brewerton

F, b. 1876, d. 1962
  • Edith Sarah Jane Brewerton was born in 1876.
  • At the age of 22 years, Edith Sarah Jane Brewerton married Herbert Sutton, son of John Sutton and Esther Eyles, in 1898 in New Zealand.
  • Edith Sarah Jane Brewerton died in 1962 in New Zealand.

Child of Edith Sarah Jane Brewerton and Herbert Sutton

Monica Clarice Brewerton

F, b. 25 June 1900, d. 1993
  • Monica Clarice Brewerton was born on 25 June 1900 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Ann Elizabeth and John William BREWERTON.
  • At the age of 21 years, Monica Clarice Brewerton married John Howard Win, son of John William Win and Ada Martha Cresswell, in 1922 in New Zealand.
  • In 1968,her husband, John Howard Win died in New Zealand.
  • Monica Clarice Brewerton died in 1993 in New Zealand.

Coreen Murial (Corrie) Breydon

F, b. 1920, d. 2 January 1997
  • Coreen Murial (Corrie) Breydon was born in 1920.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • Coreen Murial (Corrie) Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll with Ruby Violet Thornber in 1943 in Brooklyn, Haden. She carried out home duties and most likely lived with her sons John and Gordon and daughters.
  • Coreen Murial (Corrie) Breydon died on 2 January 1997.
  • She was buried on 7 January 1997 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. LAWS1-00L-0012.

Eleanor Breydon

F, b. 1872, d. 1925
  • Eleanor Breydon was born in 1872 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. She married Henry George Theophilus William/s in 1901.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • Eleanor Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 29 years, Eleanor Breydon married George Theophilus Williams in 1901, in Brisbane, in Queensland.
  • She was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919.
    DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • Eleanor Breydon died in 1925 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Eliza Breydon

F, b. 1873, d. 9 October 1934
  • Eliza Breydon was born in 1873 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • Eliza Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 28 years, Eliza Breydon married Norman White, son of Joseph White and Amelia Matilda White, on 17 September 1901 in Methodist Church, Brooklyn ?, Queensland. The Brisbane Courier reported on 21 September :- WEDDING AT BROOKLYN. White-Breydon. The marriage of Norman White, eldest son of Mr. J. White, of Crow's Nest, to Eliza, youngest daughter of Mrs. Graham, of Brooklyn, took place at the Methodist Church, Brooklyn, on Tuesday, 17th instant, the church being beautifully decorated for the occasion. The Rev. Charles Wesley officiated. The bride was given away by Mr. H. Graham, and looked charming in a gown of Duchess satin veiled with cream silk lace, trimmed with pearl passementeries and orange blossom, and carried a very pretty shower bouquet. The bridesmaids were Miss Black and Miss Crawford. The first wore cream crepe with trans parent yoke and collar, bodice prettily tucked, and trimmed with blue chiffon, and a very pretty crinoline straw hat,'trimmed with blue chiffon and cream roses; the second bridesmaid wore cream nun's veiling, fancy transparent yoke, trimmed peacock bebe ribbon, crinoline straw hat, trimmed with peacock chiffon and cerise roses. The bridesmaids had pretty bangles, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried handsome bouquets. The best man was Mr. Ray White, and the groomsman Mr. J. Breydon. Mrs. Graham, mother of the bride, wore a costume of fine black bengaline, trimmed with lace, over cream satin, finished with jet bonnet ensuite Mrs. J. White, mother of bridegroom, wore a very handsome dress of brocade with garniture of cream chiffon, edged with chenille. The wedding was a very quiet one. Mr. and Mrs. Graham re ceived a few relatives and friends after the cere mony. Some very handsome presents were re ceived, and numerous cheques; bridegroom to bride, pearl and diamond brooch set in a crescent, and a gold muff chain , bride to bride groom, valuable Cutler writing-desk. The travelling dress was of biscuit coloured voile, richly trimmed with cream silk guipure, and hat en suite. the bride and the bridegroom drove in from Brooklyn and caught the mail train from Crow's Nest, en route for Maryborough.
  • Eliza Breydon and Norman White appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Norman was an accountant. His father Joseph was a merchant and brother Ray, a store assistant. They also lived in Crow's Nest.
  • Eliza Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties. Norman's name was not on the roll.
  • She was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919.
    DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • Eliza Breydon was buried on 9 October 1934 in Toowong Cemetery.
  • Eliza Breydon died on 9 October 1934 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • On 18 October 1934 Eliza Breydon's obituary appeared in The Queenslander. It read:- The death of Mrs. Norman White, of "Alverna," Bellevue Terrace, Wooloowin, occurred on Tuesday of last week after a brief illness, although she had been in indifferent health for some time past. The late Mrs. White was bom at Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Ireland, and arrived in Queensland with her mother and family on the last voyage of the Dunbar Castle to Brisbane. Her mother, Mrs. John Breydon, became one of the pioneer settlers at Ramsay, near Toowoomba, and founded the property known as Summer Hill. Later she lived at Brooklyn for some years, and was married to Mr. Norman White, of Crow's Nest, in 1901. Her husband and two daughters. Misses Beryl and Clarice White, survive her. Mrs. White was an active church worker in the Crow's Nest and other districts in which she resided, and was well known for her unobtrusive acts of sympathy and kindness. She was a woman of simple tastes and a lover of her home and garden."

Children of Eliza Breydon and Norman White

Gordon Graham Breydon

M, b. 1916, d. 21 February 2004
  • Gordon Graham Breydon was born in 1916.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • Gordon Graham Breydon and John Thornber (Jack) Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Brooklyn, Haden. They were both labourers.
  • Gordon Graham Breydon died on 21 February 2004. He was living at the Rangeview nursing home at the time of his death formerly of Brooklyn, Haden.
  • He was buried on 25 February 2004 in Crow's Nest Cemetery after a service held at the Crow's Nest Methodist Church.

James Breydon

M, b. 10 January 1866, d. 1940
  • James Breydon was born on 10 January 1866 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • James Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 44 years, James Breydon married Andruetta Ethel Eddy in 1911 in Western Australia.
  • He was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919. The Brisbane Courier.
  • James Breydon died in 1940 in Western Australia.

John Breydon

M, b. 1875, d. 5 February 1933
  • John Breydon was born in 1875 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Ireland.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • John Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • John was a groomsman at the wedding of Norman White and Eliza Breydon, daughter of John Breydon and Jane Savage, on 17 September 1901 in Methodist Church, Brooklyn ?, Queensland; The Brisbane Courier reported on 21 September :- WEDDING AT BROOKLYN. White-Breydon. The marriage of Norman White, eldest son of Mr. J. White, of Crow's Nest, to Eliza, youngest daughter of Mrs. Graham, of Brooklyn, took place at the Methodist Church, Brooklyn, on Tuesday, 17th instant, the church being beautifully decorated for the occasion. The Rev. Charles Wesley officiated. The bride was given away by Mr. H. Graham, and looked charming in a gown of Duchess satin veiled with cream silk lace, trimmed with pearl passementeries and orange blossom, and carried a very pretty shower bouquet. The bridesmaids were Miss Black and Miss Crawford. The first wore cream crepe with trans parent yoke and collar, bodice prettily tucked, and trimmed with blue chiffon, and a very pretty crinoline straw hat,'trimmed with blue chiffon and cream roses; the second bridesmaid wore cream nun's veiling, fancy transparent yoke, trimmed peacock bebe ribbon, crinoline straw hat, trimmed with peacock chiffon and cerise roses. The bridesmaids had pretty bangles, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried handsome bouquets. The best man was Mr. Ray White, and the groomsman Mr. J. Breydon. Mrs. Graham, mother of the bride, wore a costume of fine black bengaline, trimmed with lace, over cream satin, finished with jet bonnet ensuite Mrs. J. White, mother of bridegroom, wore a very handsome dress of brocade with garniture of cream chiffon, edged with chenille. The wedding was a very quiet one. Mr. and Mrs. Graham re ceived a few relatives and friends after the cere mony. Some very handsome presents were re ceived, and numerous cheques; bridegroom to bride, pearl and diamond brooch set in a crescent, and a gold muff chain , bride to bride groom, valuable Cutler writing-desk. The travelling dress was of biscuit coloured voile, richly trimmed with cream silk guipure, and hat en suite. the bride and the bridegroom drove in from Brooklyn and caught the mail train from Crow's Nest, en route for Maryborough.
  • John Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan, Crow's Nest. He was a grazier.
  • At the age of 33 years, John Breydon married Ruby Violet Thornber, daughter of Frederick William Thornber and Harriet Rowles, in 1908 in Queensland.
  • John Breydon purchased 640 acres of land from John Barnes. John Barnes sold all of his properties at Emu Creek when he left the district. The Darling Downs Gazette reported the outcome on 23 March 1912 " The auction of John Barnes, Emu Creek selections, was a great success. 'Redmond's Block' 640 acres, was sold to H. Graham, 'Station Block' 640 acres, to John Breydon, 'Sexton's Block' 160 acres, to John Maddern, and 'Rhodes Block' 160 acress, to Egbert Maddern. The sale was conducted by Mr. Ray White, and was one of the most successful sales hold for a long time."
  • John Breydon was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919.
    DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Brooklyn, Djuan. John was a grazier.
  • Between 1930 and 1933 he was the Chairman of the Crow's Nest Shire Council.
  • John Breydon died on 5 February 1933 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 6 March 1933 in Emu Creek Cemetery.
  • On 7 March 1933 John Breydon's obituary appeared in The Brisbane Courier. It read:- "The death occurred on Sunday afternoon, at his residence, Brooklyn, Haden [Emu Creek], of Councillor John Breydon, chairman of the Crow's Nest Shire Council. Although the deceased had not enjoyed good health for some time, his death came somewhat unexpectedly. He was in his 58th year, and had represented No. 3 Division of the council for the past nine years, and during the latter three he had been chairman. He was a keen worker for the Methodist Church, and in addition to being a local preacher, he was a trustee and a church steward at Gowrie Flat. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at Glenaven [Emu Creek] cemetery, and was largely attended. Prior to the service at the graveside, the Rev. Ira Meneir conducted a brief service at the home. All the local bodies were represented at the grave side. The late Councillor Breydon is survived by a widow, four daughters, two sons, two sisters, and two brothers; He was a native of County Fermanagh, North Ireland."
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Henry's Graham's name, along with that of his wife Jane (nee Savage, formerly Breydon), & step son John Breydon were amongst them - Henry Graham, Jane Savage.

Children of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber

John Breydon

M, b. circa 1835, d. between 1875 and 1879
  • John Breydon was born circa 1835.
  • John Breydon married Jane Savage circa 1862.
  • John Breydon died between 1875 and 1879 in Ireland.

Children of John Breydon and Jane Savage

John Thornber (Jack) Breydon

M, b. 1 January 1913, d. 9 May 2006

John Thormber (Jack) Breydon 1913-2006
  • John Thornber (Jack) Breydon was born on 1 January 1913 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • John Thornber (Jack) Breydon and Gordon Graham Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Brooklyn, Haden. They were both labourers.
  • John Thornber (Jack) Breydon died on 9 May 2006 at age 93.
  • He was buried on 12 May 2006 in Crow's Nest Cemetery after a service at the Crow's Nest Uniting Church.

Leslie Breydon

M, b. circa 1917, d. 1923

Mary Breydon

F, b. 1868, d. 1937
  • Mary Breydon was born in 1868 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Ireand. She married Charles Hackett in Brisbane in 1902.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • Mary Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 34 years, Mary Breydon married Charles Hackett in 1902, in Brisbane, in Queensland.
  • She was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919.
    DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • Mary Breydon died in 1937 in Queensland.

Melville Myrtle Breydon

F, b. 12 August 1917, d. 14 May 2006
  • Melville Myrtle Breydon was born on 12 August 1917 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • Melville Myrtle Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll with Ruby Violet Thornber in 1943 in Brooklyn, Haden. She carried out home duties and most likely lived with her sons John and Gordon and daughters.
  • Melville Myrtle Breydon married William Charles Hooper, a transport driver circa 1948.
  • Melville Myrtle Breydon died on 14 May 2006 in Toowoomba at age 88.
  • She was buried in Garden of Remembrance, Toowoomba.

Richard Breydon

M, b. 1870, d. 1949
  • Richard Breydon was born in 1870 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He married Mary Donaldson in Brisbane in 1902.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • Richard Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 33 years, Richard Breydon married Mary Donaldson in 1903 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919.
    DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • Richard Breydon died in 1949 in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Robert Breydon

M, b. 1864, d. 16 December 1932
  • Robert Breydon was born in 1864 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • Robert Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 27 years, Robert Breydon married Mary Hall Jansen in 1891 in Queensland.
  • Robert Breydon was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919. DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • On 9 December 1932 Robert Breydon's obituary appeared in The Brisbane Courier. It read:- "The death occurred on Tuesday, at his residence, Summer Hill, Ramsay, of Mr. Robert Breydon, one of the best known dairy farmers in the district. The deceased, who had been ill for some time, was 68 years of age. He came from one of the oldest families in the district, his father and mother having founded the property at Summer Hill over 50 years ago. He is survived by his widow and a grown-up family, including two sons, Leslie and Harry, and two daughters, Mrs. Malcolm Luck, Toowoomba, and Miss Enid Breydon. His brothers are James (West Australia), Richard (Melbourne), and John (Crow's Nest); and his sisters, Mrs. Hackett (Warwick), Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Norman White (Brisbane). The funeral took place on Wednesday."
  • Robert Breydon died on 16 December 1932 in Queensland.

Ruby Violet Breydon

F, b. 1909
  • Ruby Violet Breydon was born in 1909 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • Ruby Violet Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at 31 Waverley Road, Taringa, Brisbane. She was a tailoress and living apart from Walter.

Harriett Briar

F, b. circa 1848

Ada Bridgeman

F, b. 1892

Agnes Jane Bridgeman

F, b. 1871, d. 1934
  • Agnes Jane Bridgeman was born in 1871 in Snake Valley, Carngham, Victoria.
  • She was the daughter of Alexander Alfred Bridgeman and Agnes Methven.
  • Agnes Jane Bridgeman married John Wilson circa 1897.
  • Agnes Jane Bridgeman died in 1934 in Cham, Victoria.

Alexander Alfred Bridgeman

M, b. 1841, d. 1903
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman was born in 1841 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • He was the son of Thomas Bridgeman and Sarah Newitts.
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman was baptized in St James Church of England, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • At the age of 22 years, Alexander Alfred Bridgeman married Agnes Methven in 1863 in Victoria. [Reg. No 30]
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman died in 1903 in Carngham, Victoria. [Reg No 12834]. His father was given as Thomas Bridgeman and mother Sara Newitt.

Children of Alexander Alfred Bridgeman and Agnes Methven