Maria J Crawford

F, b. 1900

Mary Crawford

F, b. 1802, d. 1883
  • Mary Crawford was born in 1802 in Drumkeeran, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of William Crawford and Sarah Loane.
  • At the age of 19 years, Mary Crawford married John Alexander Johnston, son of John Johnston, in 1821 in County Fermanagh.
  • Mary Crawford and John Alexander Johnston immigrated to New South Wales in 1860. John aged 55, and Mary aged 48, came on the Alfred with some of their children:- Caroline 21, William 19, James 17, George 14 , David 11, and Mary Ann 9. Of the other children John and Sarah stayed behind. Robert and Edward came to Australia a few years earlier. John senior found work in various parts of NSW before the family settled in the Robertson district of NSW.
  • On 22 November 1878,her husband, John Alexander Johnston died in New South Wales.
  • Mary Crawford died in 1883 in New South Wales.

Children of Mary Crawford and John Alexander Johnston

Mary (Minnie) Crawford

F, b. 20 July 1860, d. 25 December 1936
  • Mary (Minnie) Crawford was born on 20 July 1860 in Dereneive (Derryneeve), County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of William Crawford and Margaret Maxwell.
  • Mary (Minnie) Crawford immigrated to New South Wales, Australia, on 24 December 1880. Mary came to Australia with her sister Elizabeth who had married William Wilson, and her family. The immigration record showed William Wilson aged 35, Elizabeth aged 30 and their children John 5, Margaret 3, William 2 and infant James. Elizabeth was 30 years old and sister Mary Crawford aged 19 travelled with them on the ship the Northampton.
  • In 1887 Mary (Minnie) Crawford lived in New South Wales, Australia.
  • At the age of 27 years, Mary (Minnie) Crawford married Frank Allard on 20 July 1887 in Petersham, New South Wales, Australia.
  • In November 1898 a fire Frank had lit to burn some fallen timber flared up a few days later and caused much damage to some neighbouring cane farms.
  • In February 1906 Frank and Mary resided at Tevan, Frank having taken out second prize in the Hen Egg Section of the Alstonville Show. He also took out prizes for his sugar cane.
  • In July 1907 Frank and his daughter Daisy sang at a meeting of the Band of Hope at the Teven Methodist Chruch.
  • In 1928 Frank and Minnie ran the Post Office at Brooklana.
  • In 1930 Mary (Minnie) Crawford lived in Eastern Dorrigo.
  • On 27 May 1935,her husband, Frank Allard died in New South Wales at age 73. He died at his home.
  • Mary (Minnie) Crawford died on 25 December 1936 in New South Wales, Australia, at age 76.
  • She was buried in Coffs Harbour Cemetery.
  • On 20 March 1939 an advertisement appeared in the Daily Examiner (Grafton) for the sale of dairy and agricultural farms belonging to the estate of Frank Allard.

Children of Mary (Minnie) Crawford and Frank Allard

Mary Ann Crawford

F, b. 20 October 1845, d. 4 February 1935
  • Mary Ann Crawford was born on 20 October 1845 in Co Derry, Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of William Crawford and Mary Jane Godfrey.
  • At the age of 20 years, 3 months and 20 days, Mary Ann Crawford married Robert Black on 9 February 1866 in Drayton, Queensland.
  • On 11 August 1872,her husband, Robert Black died in Queensland at age 30.
  • In 1878 Mary Ann donated half an acre of land for the erection of the Presbyterian Church at Geham. She was made a lifetime member of the church and donated £50 to the church on her death. A chain wire fence was placed around the church, and a plaque to her erected inside.
  • Mary Ann Crawford appeared on the Electoral Roll with John Crawford Black and Anna Matilda Munro between 1908 and 1917 in Geham. He was a clerk.
  • Mary Ann Crawford died on 4 February 1935 in Queensland at age 89.
  • She was buried on 6 February 1935 in Toowoomba and Drayton Cemetery. PRES3-007-0019.

Children of Mary Ann Crawford and Robert Black

Mary L Crawford

F, b. 1894

Matilda Crawford

F, b. 1805, d. 17 August 1877
  • Matilda Crawford was born in 1805 in Drummard, Moneymore, Ireland. She was the daughter of David Crawford and ? Byrnes.
  • Matilda Crawford married James Adams circa 1830.
  • Matilda Crawford died on 17 August 1877 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 19 August 1877 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. Her headstone shows she was from Geham, Highfields.

Children of Matilda Crawford and James Adams

Matilda Crawford

F, b. 1849, d. 23 August 1932
  • Matilda Crawford was born in 1849.
  • She was the daughter of William Crawford and Mary Jane Godfrey.
  • At the age of 21 years, Matilda Crawford married Duncan Munro, son of Duncan Munro and Christiana Amelia Fraser, on 25 August 1870 in Queensland. They were married at the residence of her parents at "Crawfordsbourne" near Toowoomba. The family was formerly from Ballyease, Portglenone, Ireland.
  • In 1881 Duncan built "Argyle Homestead" at Geham where he and his large family lived for 33 years before retiring to Toowoomba.
  • On 15 June 1926,her husband, Duncan Munro died in Queensland at age 82.
  • Matilda Crawford died on 23 August 1932 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 24 August 1932 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. Late of "Haddington."

Children of Matilda Crawford and Duncan Munro

Matthew Crawford

M, b. 1851, d. 1 May 1926
  • Matthew Crawford was born in 1851 in Derryneeve, County Fermanagh, Ireland.
  • He was the son of William Crawford and Margaret Maxwell.
  • Matthew Crawford married Ann Elizabeth Woods, daughter of Henry Woods and Elizabeth Unknown, circa 1880.
  • Matthew Crawford lived in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • Matthew, his elder sister Margaret and youngest sister Alicia were the only three of William and Margaret Maxwell’s children who did not immigrate to Australia. Alicia went to Canada. Matthew was a farmer and spent all of his life in the Counties of Fermanagh and Tyrone.
  • Matthew Crawford died on 1 May 1926.

Children of Matthew Crawford and Ann Elizabeth Woods

Matthew Henry Crawford

M, b. 1896, d. 1977
  • Matthew Henry Crawford was also known as Harry Matthew.
  • He was born in 1896 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of James Crawford and Flora Ann McMullen.
  • At the age of 34 years, Matthew Henry Crawford married Christina Unwin, daughter of Willliam J Unwin and Margaret McAuley, in 1930 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • In 1955 Matthew Henry Crawford lived in Queensland.
  • Matthew Henry Crawford died in 1977 in New South Wales.

Nancy Crawford

F, b. 1776

Norman Crawford

M, b. 24 September 1881, d. 8 September 1958

Children of Norman Crawford and Ethel Sophia Margaret Johnston

Pearson Crawford

M, b. 25 June 1889, d. 18 September 1952

Reginald Addisons Crawford

M, b. December 1914, d. 2 April 2010
  • Reginald Addisons Crawford was born in December 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Robert John Crawford and Annie Maria Addison.
  • In 1942 Reginald Addisons Crawford lived in Queensland.
  • At the age of 27 years and 6 months, Reginald Addisons Crawford married Ruby Florence Woods, daughter of John Evan Woods and Amy Laura Upton, on 20 June 1942 in Queensland.
    Reg Crawford & Ruby Woods' wedding 20 Jun 1942
  • Reginald Addisons Crawford and Ruby Florence Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1968 living at Inverlaw. Ruby carried out home duties and Reg was a farmer.
  • Reginald Addisons Crawford and Ruby Florence Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at Inverlaw, Kingaroy. Reg's occupation was shown as a farmer and Ruby's as home duties. Reg's father and brother both Robert John Crawford were also living at "Inverlaw."
  • On 12 October 2009,his wife, Ruby Florence Woods died at age 96.
  • Reginald Addisons Crawford died on 2 April 2010 at age 95.
  • He was buried on 7 April 2010 in Taabinga Cemetery. He was buried following a service at the Kingaroy Uniting Church in the Lawn Section.

Rex Norman Crawford

M, b. 1909, d. 23 February 1974

Robena Margaret Crawford

F, b. 22 July 1876, d. 15 November 1944
  • Robena Margaret Crawford was born on 22 July 1876 in New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of William Crawford and Charlotte Lucy Staff.
  • Robena Margaret Crawford died on 15 November 1944 in New South Wales at age 68.
  • She was buried in Alstonville Cemetery. She never married.

Robert Crawford

M, b. circa 1821
  • Robert Crawford was born circa 1821 in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of William Crawford and Sarah Loane.
  • Robert is shown on the family tree but no other information on him has been found. Foreman Crawford states in his book that William Crawford and Sarah Loan(e) "had a family of two sons and six daughters. One of the sons died in infancy." (This was the first child named William).

Robert Crawford

M, b. 1897

Child of Robert Crawford and Lucianne Buchanan Unwin

Robert (Arnold) Crawford

M, b. 27 February 1893, d. 18 July 1979

Robert John Crawford

M, b. 1846, d. 1924
  • Robert John Crawford was born in 1846.
  • He was the son of William Crawford and Margaret Maxwell.
  • Robert John Crawford and Sarah Jane Crawford immigrated to New South Wales, Australia, on 28 June 1865. They came to Australia on the Trebolgan . Robert J was shown as an 18 year old drayman from Derdean (sic) Fermanagh and Sarah a 20 year old domestic servant from Dourieone (sic), Fermanagh. Both were of the Church of England faith and could read and write. They had followed their eldest brother William who immigrated in 1864. According to family hearsay she went worked around Kiama, and then in Sydney.
  • In 1885 Robert John Crawford lived in New South Wales.
  • Robert John Crawford died in 1924 in New South Wales. He never married.

Robert John Crawford

M, b. 1894

Robert John Crawford

M, b. circa 1890
  • Robert John Crawford was born circa 1890.
  • Robert John Crawford married Annie Maria Addison circa 1910.

Children of Robert John Crawford and Annie Maria Addison

Robert John Crawford

M, b. 1912

Roseanna Idella Crawford

F, b. 1885, d. 1965
  • Roseanna Idella Crawford was born in 1885 in New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Crawford and Elizabeth Crozier.
  • At the age of 24 years, Roseanna Idella Crawford married Joseph Walsh in 1909 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • In 1960,her husband, Joseph Walsh died in New South Wales.
  • Roseanna Idella Crawford died in 1965 in New South Wales.

Sarah Crawford

F, b. 1803

Child of Sarah Crawford and Matthew Young

Sarah Crawford

F, b. circa 1882, d. 1915

Children of Sarah Crawford and James Alexander Robinson

Sarah Evelyn Crawford

F, b. circa 1934, d. circa 1976
  • Sarah Evelyn Crawford was born circa 1934.
  • She was the daughter of James Joseph Crawford and Margaret McCartney.
  • Sarah Evelyn Crawford had three children ., Ivan and Hazel who married Billy Reid, and another son.
  • Sarah Evelyn Crawford died circa 1976.

Sarah Jane Crawford

F, b. 8 August 1843, d. 17 September 1939

Sarah Jane Crawford 1843 - 1939. She came to Australia with her brother Robert on the "Trebolgan" in 1865.

  • Sarah Jane Crawford was born on 8 August 1843 in Derryneeve, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Other information shows Pettigo near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
  • She was the daughter of William Crawford and Margaret Maxwell.
  • Sarah Jane Crawford and Robert John Crawford immigrated to New South Wales, Australia, on 28 June 1865. They came to Australia on the Trebolgan . Robert J was shown as an 18 year old drayman from Derdean (sic) Fermanagh and Sarah a 20 year old domestic servant from Dourieone (sic), Fermanagh. Both were of the Church of England faith and could read and write. They had followed their eldest brother William who immigrated in 1864. According to family hearsay she went worked around Kiama, and then in Sydney.
  • At the age of 30 years, 1 month and 22 days, Sarah Jane Crawford married Joseph Staines, son of Samuel Staines and Eliza Sydie, on 30 September 1873 in New South Wales. . Joseph and Sarah Jane were married at St Peter's Church of England by the Rev G H Morten (Canon). William Crawford (Sarah's brother) and M A Elliott (old friend from N Ireland) were witnesses.
  • On 30 September 1873 Sarah Jane Crawford lived in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She and Joseph Staines moved to Duck Creek in 1873.Joseph grew sugar cane and went into partnership with his brother Samuel in the Rous Sugar Mill.
  • On 2 January 1878 Sarah's father William wrote this letter to her: - (sic)
    "Dereneive
    January 2nd 1878
    My very dear and mutch loved Sarah Jane,
    We recieved your kind letter yesterday, bearing date October 25th which give us to know that you and Joseph and children and also Robert John William and wife and Baby were all in good health, a blessing which we all enjoy at present thanks be to the giver of all goodness for His kind dealings to us His unworthy Creatures.
    My dear Sarah Jane must beg you to forgive me for not answering your last letter. It was nor neglect nor forgetfulness on my part, for you were not one day out of my mind since that time I remembered you and your husband and children three times a day at the throne of grace.
    But the reason I did not write was because James and Henry and Caroline was urging me to let them go to Australia and I did not know whether I might let them go or not and that what kept me from writing.
    ...I would know whether I would fit them out and let them go. I believe they will not go at this time the more it is easy getting to New South Wales at present they would get away for 2 pounds each but er have considered it is better to wait a while and go all together if the Lord spares life and health as I am tired letting them go in parts. Your Uncle James Moore has a son and a daughter Christopher going to New South Wales. They are to sail sometime this month. I don't know the day yet. They are to be with us tomorrow to take their dinner with us. I suppose for the last time. They are of mind to call with uncle John Johnston to see them if all bees well. It is their Uncle Christopher Moore that lives in the Colony Victoria that they are pushing. You say Robert John has got no housekeeper yet Margaret Moore would make a good housekeeper in this country but I don't know whether she might know much about it in Australia or not. But one thing I believe she is a good Christian and that hides a good many defects in temporal affairs.
    I am thankful to Joseph for the newspaper. It is a token of kindness. Dear Sarah our youngest one Leasha bees often asking us what sort of girl you were. She would like to see you. She says we have a letter from William Wilson a few days ago.........and him and family is well Eliza and him and family is well Also their friends over here. This year the potatoes is as bad as they were the first year they failed. I think if the people would meet with another season like this they would to start in any Colony they get to. I think it would be easier taking up land in Queensland than in New South Wales if it would be near as good but I suppose it is not as good as New South Wales.
    We are still in hopes of seeing you all yet if the Lord spares life and health. There will be 3 of William Moffits sons in the ship with the Moores and a daughter of widow James Brandons of ................in the ship with them.
    I must conclude by saying your mother, brothers, and sisters joins me in sending our love to you and Joseph and son and daughter and William and wife and Baby and Robert John in the kindest manner
    From your ever loving parents
    William and Margaret Crawford
    Please write soon."
  • On 25 June 1883,Sarah Jane Crawford's son, Robert Staines was born in New South Wales. His father's occupation was given as sugar planter. A Mr Galloway was a witness to his birth.
  • In February 1888 The Northern Star reported Mrs Staines donated 2 shillings and sixpence to the erection of the Alstonville RC church.
  • According to Sarah's obituary, Sarah Jane Crawford and Joseph Staines moved to Queensland around 1912. They appear to have settled at "Bonnie Brae" with their son William and his family. Their daughter Sarah Elizabeth moved with them.
  • Sarah Jane Crawford and Joseph Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1912 and 1914 living at Crawford, Queensland. He is shown as a farmer.
  • Sarah Jane Crawford appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1912 and 1914 living at Crawford, Queensland.
  • She and Joseph Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1915 and 1919 living at Crawford, Queensland. Joseph is shown as a farmer and Sarah Jane carried out home duties.
  • Around 1917 Sarah Jane Crawford and Joseph Staines moved to the Baralaba district in order to help their son Robert establish a grazing property there. The work and climate didn't agree with Joseph, so they returned to Crawford.
  • On 7 November 1921,her husband, Joseph Staines died in Memerambi, Queensland, at age 70. Joseph's cause of death was Carcinoma Pancreatitis, Toxaemia & asthenia. After Joseph's death Sarah moved to Kingaroy.
  • Sarah Jane Crawford appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Crawford, Queensland. Her occupation is shown as home duties. Sometime after Samuel's death she went to live in Haly Street, Kingaroy. She may have lived at "Beaconsfield", 248 Haly Street (cnr of Burnett Street) until she went to live with her daughter Fran and son in law Wes Johnston who lived at "Burrum House) 221 Haly Street (cnr William) Kingaroy after Samuel's death.
  • She left a will on 7 February 1928 in Kingaroy. Will of Sarah Jane Staines.
    This is the last Will and Testament of me SARAH JANE STAINES of Kingaroy in the State of Queensland, widow. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and I declare this to be my last Will and Testament. I appoint William John Staines of Kingaroy aforesaid grazier and Samuel Joseph Staines of Kingaroy aforementioned Grazier (herein after called my Trustees) Executors and Trustees of this my will and I give all my real and personal estate to my Trustees in Trust to convert the same into money by sale or otherwise and to divide the proceeds among my children William John Staines, Samuel Joseph Staines, Frances Margaret Johnson, Robert Staines and Sarah Elizabeth Woods equally as Tenants in common Provided always that if any child of mine die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who survive me and being male attain the age of twenty one years or being female attain that age or marry in every such case the last mentioned child or children shall take (and if more than one equally between them) the share which his her or their parent would have taken in the residuary trust funds if such parent had survived me and I also declare that my trustees may postpone the sale and conversion of my real and personal estate or any part thereof for so long as they shall think fit and the income from unconverted property shall from the time of my death be applied in the same manner as the income from the proceeds thereof would have been applicable if the same had been converted. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribe my hand to this my last will and Testament this seventh day of February one thousand nine hundred and twenty eight.
    Sarah J Staines.
    Signed by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses.
    O S Bond, Solicitor, Kingaroy
    M Ambrose, Clerk, Kingaroy.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Queensland.
  • Sarah Jane Crawford died on 17 September 1939 in Queensland at age 96. The cause of death was steniplegia (stroke?), arteriosclerosis, senility. Certified by J W Johnston son-in-law, Haly Street Kingaroy. At the time of her death she was living at 221 Haly Street with her daughter Fran and son in law Wes Johnston.
  • She was buried on 18 September 1939 in Queensland, Australia. Grave No 252 Grave No 252 - Buried with her husband Samuel.
    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.
  • On 22 September 1939Sarah Jane Crawford's obituary appeared in in the Nambour Chronicle and Coast Advertiser. It read:- Mrs Sarah Jane Staines, mother of Mr W. J. Staines of Woombye, formerly of Maroochydore, passed away peacefully at her home at Haly Street Kingaroy, shortly after mid-day on Sunday at the advanced age of 97 years.
    The deceased lady was the wife of Mr Joseph Staines, who pre-deceased her 16 years ago. She was born in County Fermanagh, in the north of Ireland, and was the last surviving member of a family of eleven. With her brother she came to Australia in early life and settled on the South Coast of New South Wales.
    After her marriage to Mr Joseph Staines, in Sydney, 66 years ago, the couple settled in the Richmond River district, and over a number of years took a prominent part in the pioneering of the virgin scrub in that area. Her name was an honoured on among the Richmond River pioneers.
    Twenty seven years ago, Mr and Mrs Staines moved with their family to Kingaroy and took up farming at Crawford. Except for a brief period in the Dawson Valley the family's association with the Kingaroy district was since unbroken.
    On the death of her husband, Mrs Staines acquired the home in Haly Street, Kingaroy, where she resided to her death.
    All her life she was a great worker for the Methodist Church, and maintained a keenly practical interest in the activities of the Kingaroy Circuit.
    In addition to her son, two daughters, Mesdames J W Johnston (Kingaroy) and D C Woods (Taringa), survive her. Two adult sons, Messers Samuel and Robert predeceased her. There are 21 grandchildren and 16 great grand children.

Children of Sarah Jane Crawford and Joseph Staines

Sarah Jane Crawford

F, b. 1892, d. 1977
  • Sarah Jane Crawford was born in 1892 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of James Crawford and Flora Ann McMullen.
  • At the age of 21 years, Sarah Jane Crawford married Philip James E Cherry in 1913 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Sarah Jane Crawford and Philip James E Cherry lived in Merom Creek. They were farmers. They late moved to Nimbin and were living there when their sons Phillip and William joined the Army during the Second World War.
  • In 1952,her husband, Philip James E Cherry died in New South Wales.
  • Sarah Jane Crawford died in 1977 in New South Wales.

Vera Jane Crawford

F, b. 3 February 1918, d. 3 October 2009

Verlie Olive Crawford

F, b. circa 1912, d. 1965
  • Verlie Olive Crawford was born circa 1912 in New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of William (Ambrose) Crawford and Olive White.
  • In 1951 Verlie Olive Crawford lived in New South Wales.
  • Verlie Olive Crawford died in 1965 in New South Wales.