Jane Draffen

F, b. circa 1852, d. 19 May 1912
  • Jane Draffen was born circa 1852.
  • Jane Draffen married Patrick Findlay circa 1875.
  • Jane Draffen died on 19 May 1912.
  • She was buried in Cumkillenbar Historic Cemetery.

Child of Jane Draffen and Patrick Findlay

Anna Marie Drager

F, b. circa 1875
  • Anna Marie Drager married Friedrick Wilhelm Meier circa 1875 in Queensland.
  • Anna Marie Drager was born circa 1875.

Child of Anna Marie Drager and Friedrick Wilhelm Meier

Heather Margaret Drake

F, b. 1896

Ann Dravers

F, b. 1837, d. 17 October 1874
  • Ann Dravers was born in 1837.
  • Ann Dravers married Ernst Genrich circa 1867 in Germany.
  • Ann Dravers and Ernst Genrich immigrated to Queensland on 12 July 1873. Ernst 40 , and Ann 36, travelled as free passengers on the Hershel with their children Wilhelmine 5 and Gustav 1. They sailed from Hamburg on 29 Mar 1873. On the same ship were Charles Genrich, 27 and Johanna Genrich 26.
  • Ann Dravers died on 17 October 1874 in Queensland. Ann died on the same day as her three children. She had accidentally dosed herslelf and the three older children with strynchnine. Fortunately three month old Emma was not treated. The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter Advocate reported "A Mother and three Children Poisoned in Mackay.
    The Herald's Brisbane correspondent sends the following brief particulars an appalling occurrence at Mackay:-" An occurrence the other day at Mackay was attended with fearful consequences, and presents features of extraordinary folly on the part of some of the principal actors. It appears that about a year ago a German, who was then living in a hut with three other men, found in the thatch of the roof a small bottle containing some white crystalline substance, which he showed to his mates as a discovery of Epsom salts, and stated his intention of keeping it till he went home, when it would serve for family use. It is marvellous that it never occurred to and of the four men that it might be anything else, although they had no earthly means of telling who had put the stuff in its hiding place; nor does the fact of its having been so planted appear to have raised a suspicion in their minds. The wife also seems to have taken, for granted that the bottle contained Epsom salts, and put it wary for future use. It was fearfully unfortunate that the idea should have occurred to the poor creature to dose herself and her three children all at once—but so it was; and in half-an hour from the administration of the presumed medicine the unfortunate man was alone in the world. Medical aid was at hand, and every effort was made to move life, but the dose, which had been administered with the free hand with which Epsom. Salts are used, had been such as to render remedies powerless before the rapid action of the terrible poison."

Children of Ann Dravers and Ernst Genrich

Johanna Dorothea Dreier

F, b. 1876, d. 22 March 1942

Child of Johanna Dorothea Dreier and Herman August Robert Beutel

Edward Drew

M, b. circa 1785
  • Edward Drew was born circa 1785.
  • Edward Drew married Mary Esterbrook on 20 June 1805 in Cornwall.

Child of Edward Drew and Mary Esterbrook

Louisa Drew

F, b. 28 December 1808, d. June 1847
  • Louisa Drew was baptized on 28 December 1808 in Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Drew and Mary Esterbrook.
  • At the age of 25 years and 6 months, Louisa Drew married Joseph Dunn, son of Joseph Dunn and Martha Hunking, on 28 June 1834 in Cornwall.
  • Louisa Drew appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Cornwall. Louisa is shown as a 25 year old D.M. ? living with her son Joseph aged 6 and daughter Mary aged 2. All were born in the county.
  • Her death was recorded with the St Austell, Cornwall Registration District in the June 1847 Quarter.

Children of Louisa Drew and Joseph Dunn

Ralph John Drew

M, b. April 1929, d. 19 October 1947
  • Ralph John Drew was born in April 1929 in Shorncliffe.
  • He was the son of Samuel John (Jack) Drew and Madge Dorothy Dyer.
  • Ralph John Drew died on 19 October 1947 in Queensland at age 18.
  • He was buried on 22 October 1947 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Samuel John (Jack) Drew

M, b. 17 October 1887, d. 29 March 1985
  • Samuel John (Jack) Drew was born on 17 October 1887 in Shorncliffe, Queensland. He was the son of Samuel Drew and Jane Harris.
  • At the age of 32 years and 7 months, Samuel John (Jack) Drew married Madge Dorothy Dyer in June 1920.
  • Samuel John (Jack) Drew enlisted in the 7th Volunteeer Defence Corps on 11 April 1942 in Crow's Nest. Jack was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Madge. He also stated he was born in 1889. He was discharged on 21 Oct 1945 with the rank of Private.
  • He and Madge Dorothy Dyer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Mountain Camp Road, Crow's Nest. Samuel was a farmer.
  • Samuel John (Jack) Drew died on 29 March 1985 at age 97.
  • He was buried on 1 April 1985 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00L-0013.

Child of Samuel John (Jack) Drew and Madge Dorothy Dyer

Jane Dries

F, b. circa 1870
  • Jane Dries was born circa 1870.
  • Jane Dries married John Rock in 1892 in New South Wales.

Child of Jane Dries and John Rock

Mary Elizabeth Drift

F, b. 1860, d. 3 August 1930
  • Mary Elizabeth Drift was born in 1860. She was the daughter of John Drift and Alecia Cameron.
  • At the age of 24 years, Mary Elizabeth Drift married James Gavin, son of Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy, in 1884 in Queensland.
  • Mary Elizabeth Drift selected land - She had a holding of 76 acres
    in June 1894 in Crow's Nest.
  • She and James Gavin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Pechey. James was a lengthsman. Their son Denis was a labourer in Crow's Nest.
  • Mary Elizabeth Drift was listed as the next of kin of Stephen Gavin when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 January 1917. He enlisted in the 7/42 Battalion but was discharged for being under age. His parents finallly gave their consent and he served in the Light Horse in Moascar. He gave his next of kin as his mother Mary of Pechey. At the time he enlisted he was a shop assistant working for F. J. Poulgrain of Pechey. He was discharged on 30 Oct 1919.
  • In March 1917 James and Mary retired. The Brisbane Courier noted on 25 March :" Mr James Gavin, lengthsman, was presented with a suit case by his fellow employees last Tuesday, on the occasion of his retirement from the railway service. Mr Gavin has been with the department for 28 years. It is noteworthy that he has seven sons wearing the King's uniform-five as soldiers and two as mounted police."
    The on 10 April :- " Mrs James Gavin was entertained by the residents of Pechey and surrounding districts at a social in the Pechey State School, on the occasion of her retirement after 25 years public service (writes our Crow's Nest correspondent).
    Mr Gavin had previously been presented with an inscribed suit case by his fellow employees, he having retired after 28 years service with the Railway Department. An enjoyable programme was rendered, and during the evening the chairman, Mr E Pechey. presented Mrs Gavin with a tea and coffee service on a tray and a silver cake basket. Mr Gavin responded on behalf of his wife."
  • Mary Elizabeth Drift was buried on 5 May 1930 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.           RC3-010-0008.
  • Mary Elizabeth Drift died on 3 August 1930 in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930
    "COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Acting-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN"


    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw service in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."

Children of Mary Elizabeth Drift and James Gavin

Eliza Dring

F, b. circa 1850
  • Eliza Dring was born circa 1850.
  • Eliza Dring married William Willis.

Child of Eliza Dring and William Willis

Mary Driscoll

F, b. circa 1840, d. 1 August 1873
  • Mary Driscoll was born circa 1840.
  • Mary Driscoll married John Eyles, son of Daniel Eyles and Jane Primmer, in 1858 in New Zealand.
  • In October 1861 Mary brought charges against Henry Engham for assault. The case was dismissed by the Magistrates court.
  • Mary Driscoll died on 1 August 1873 in Aorere, Takaka, New Zealand. She was suffering from bronchitis.

Children of Mary Driscoll and John Eyles

Gertrude Annie Drummond

F, b. 22 September 1904, d. 1997

James Henry Drummond

M, b. circa 1905

Ralph George Drummond

M, b. 19 February 1905, d. 1987

Abraham du Pont

M, b. 1572, d. 1640
  • Abraham du Pont was born in 1572 in France. He was son of Jehan DU PONT and Guillemine BRIERRE.
  • At the age of 55 years, Abraham du Pont married Marie Cossart Eighth, daughter of Jacques Cossart and Marguerite Toustain, on 10 February 1626/27 in Rouen, France. Its is from Maria and Abraham that the Du Ponts of South Carolina and the Du Ponts de Nemours are descended.
  • Abraham du Pont died in 1640.

Children of Abraham du Pont and Marie Cossart Eighth

Abraham du Pont

M, b. circa 1629

Abraham du Pont

M, b. circa 1630

Jean du Pont

M, b. 1631

Marie du Pont

F, b. circa 1633

Pierre du Pont

M, b. circa 1635

Emma Duckett

F, b. circa 1835, d. June 1864
  • Emma Duckett was born circa 1835.
  • Her marriage to George Arnold Usher was registered in the June 1856 Quarter in Sculcoates, East Riding, Yorkshire Registration District.
  • Her death was recorded with the Sculcoates, East Riding, Yorkshire Registration District in the June 1864 Quarter.

Child of Emma Duckett and George Arnold Usher

Annie Louisa Duckout/Dickhardt

F, b. 1894
  • Annie Louisa Duckout/Dickhardt was born in 1894 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Mary Eva Dickhardt.

Ann Jane Duff

F, b. 14 February 1842, d. 7 November 1904
  • Ann Jane Duff was born on 14 February 1842 in New South Wales. She was the daughter of Lewis Duff and Ann Mellis who arrived in Sydney on the Wislon from Scotland on 7 Jan 1842. They were married in Elgin, Scotland on 2 Aug 1841. Lewis was the son of Lewis Alexander Duff and descended from King Kenneth McAlpine of Scotland.
  • At the age of 17 years, Ann Jane Duff married Edward Ambrose, son of George Ambrose and Hannah Crane, in 1860 in New South Wales. Hartley is a small town south of Lithgow in the Blue Mountains. Edward and Ann were married at a very young age and their first three children were born at Hartley. They then moved north west to Molong where three more children were born, then to Gulgong, before heading further north to Inverell and Vegatable Creek or Emmaville between Glen Innes and Tenterfield where children were born between 1876 and 1880. Their last child was born at Rylstone near Mudgee in the Hunter Valley in 1882. Their son Edward was married in Tenterfield in 1883, and their daughter Anna married James King in Inverell in 1890. Sometime before 1904 they moved to Queensland, most likely in the early 1890's as their daughter Emily married Alfred King there in 1896.
    It is possible they were aquainted with the King while they were living at Hartley as James King and Hannah Harton were married there in 1855 and lived there until at least 1876 when they moved to Rylstone.
  • Ann Jane Duff died on 7 November 1904 in Queensland at age 62.

Children of Ann Jane Duff and Edward Ambrose

Bridget Margaret Duff

M, b. 1876

Edward James Duff

M, b. 10 June 1882, d. 14 May 1965
  • Edward James Duff was born on 10 June 1882 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Duff and Susannah Irwin.
  • In 1901 his name appeared in the Queensland Post Office Directory. He was a selector living at Thornville as were his brothers Louis and Joseph.
  • At the age of 27 years, 3 months and 19 days, Edward James Duff married Mary Moran, daughter of Michael Moran and Jane Mary Skelly, on 29 September 1909 in Queensland. They had 10 children.
  • Edward James Duff and Mary Moran appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1937 living at Coalbank. Edward was a farmer, Mary gave her address as Spring Creek.
  • In March 1925,Edward James Duff's son, Michael Patrick Duff was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery at age 6.
  • Edward James Duff and Mary Moran appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at Sefton Park, Chinchilla. Edward was a farmer.
  • Edward James Duff appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1958 living at Juandah, Wandoan. He was a grazier.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at 10 Evans Street, Chinchilla.
  • Edward James Duff died on 14 May 1965 in Queensland at age 82.
  • He was buried on 15 May 1965 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00E-0027.

Children of Edward James Duff and Mary Moran

Erin Mary Duff

F, b. 1911

Francis Xavier Duff

M, b. 11 December 1932, d. 5 May 2001
  • Francis Xavier Duff was born on 11 December 1932.
  • He was the son of Edward James Duff and Mary Moran.
  • Francis Xavier Duff died on 5 May 2001 at age 68.
  • He was buried on 9 May 2001 in Wandoan Cemetery.

John Edward Duff

M, b. 1914, d. 16 February 1977
  • John Edward Duff was born in 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward James Duff and Mary Moran.
  • At the age of 25 years, John Edward Duff married Margaret Tereseta Johanna Kelly in 1939 in Queensland.
  • John Edward Duff died on 16 February 1977 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 17 February 1977 in Tanderra Lawn Cemetery, Chinchilla.