Robert Walker Filshie

M, b. 1843, d. 10 March 1912
  • Robert Walker Filshie was born in 1843 in Old Kilpatrick, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Filshie, a distiller of West Kilpartick.
  • According to Wikipedia - "Robert Filshie was born near Dumbarton, Scotland. He trained as a plumber and arrived in Queensland in November 1862. Having tried his luck unsuccessfully on the Gympie gold fields he moved to Toowoomba in 1868. In 1870 he established a Toowoomba plumbing business which he conducted for over thirty years. Filshie is better known for the timber merchandising business he established with James Broadfoot and James Marks in 1884, when they acquired the Hampton sawmill as Filshie, Broadfoot & Co. By 1912 this successful firm was one of the largest in Queensland. The Filshie connection with timber ended in 1987 with the closure of a 41-year-old cabinet making business by grandsons Earle and Ian Filshie
    Like many successful businessmen, Robert Filshie was involved with his local community, serving on the local council, and was active as a founder and prominent member of the Toowoomba Caledonian Society, and as a freemason."
  • At the age of 21 years, Robert Walker Filshie married Janet McGregor Murray in 1864 in Queensland.
  • On 16 June 1875,his wife, Janet McGregor Murray died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 34 years, Robert Walker Filshie married Mary Ann McDougall Fraser in 1877 in Queensland.
  • Robert Walker Filshie selected land circa 1884 area in the Crow's Nest area. His selection number was 4070A for Parish of Djuan, Portion 47, 448 acres along Pierce Creek Road next to Fred Smith's selection. The land backed onto the timber stands of Jones Gully and was certainly purchased for the purpose of felling the timber. Under the terms of selection, the selector was required to live on the property. It is doubtful if Robert resided there.
  • In 1887,his wife, Mary Ann McDougall Fraser died in Queensland.
  • Robert Walker Filshie died on 10 March 1912 in Queensland.
  • His obituary appeared in the Darling Downs Gazette on 11 March 1912. " After a long illness, during which he suffered at times much pain, Mr. Robert Filshie died early last evening. His death closes another link that joined the old and new Toowoomba. From the sixties until a few years ago he took an active part in the commercial life of the city, and also to some extent in its public life. In both he earned the confidence and esteem of the public. Mr. Filshie was born in Old Kilpatrick, a small village on the Clyde, in Dumbarton. His father conducted the Auchintoshan Distillery, together with farming, and the whiskey distilled there was well known throughout Scotland. He spent his early days in Old Kilpatrick, and was later apprenticed to a plumber in Glasgow, where he thoroughly learned the business. Australia was, at that time, commanding much attention and with numbers of other Glasgow young men Mr. Filshie decided to try his luck in Queensland. He arrived in Queensland in the ship 'Ocean Chief' in November 1862, landing in Brisbane. He followed plumbing in Brisbane until, the discovery of Gympie, when he joined in the rush to that goldfield. His luck however, was not in, and doing no good in mining, he returned to Brisbane and decided to try the Darling Downs. He arrived in Toowoomba in 1868 and started on his own account in the plumbing business in 1870, which business he conducted with great success until about ten years ago, and which is conducted to-day by Mr. J. Fitzpatrick. M rFilshie was identified with other businesses in Toowoomba. In 1882, he started, together with Mr. Porrit, the Reliance Foundry, in Russell-street, just above the Governor Blackall hotel, but subsequently sold out. In 1884 he, in conjunction with Mr. James Broadfoot ami Mr. Jas. Marks, purchased the Hampton saw mill from Mr. Cocks and from that small inception grew the immense business to-day known as the Toowoomba Sawmills, one of the largest concerns of its kind in the State and holding one of the largest areas of timber country. He took a keen interest in public affairs, was for some years an alderman in the City Council, and was also a prominent member of the original Caledonian Society which conducted the New Year sports so successfully., Some years ago he paid a visit to Scotland, travelling through America. His eldest son Alex, is in business in San Francisco, and the second son, Bert, is in Toowoomba. There are also four daughters, the only married one being Mrs. M. McLeod. The members of the Southern Cross Masonic Lodge will leave the Masonic Hall this afternoon at 2 o'clock to attend the funeral."
  • He was buried on 11 March 1912 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PRES1-1R1-0019.

Children of Robert Walker Filshie and Janet McGregor Murray

Children of Robert Walker Filshie and Mary Ann McDougall Fraser

Ruby Marion Filshie

F, b. 1883, d. 1925
  • Ruby Marion Filshie was born in 1883 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Walker Filshie and Mary Ann McDougall Fraser.
  • At the age of 37 years, Ruby Marion Filshie married John Crosby-Browne in 1920 in New South Wales.
  • Ruby Marion Filshie died in 1925 in Manly, New South Wales.

Unnamed Filshie

M, b. 1887, d. 1887

Carlton Senior Sutcliffe Finch

M, b. 8 April 1900, d. 31 July 1980
  • Carlton Senior Sutcliffe Finch was born on 8 April 1900 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Charles Finch and Evangeline Gertrude Beatrice Sutcliffe.
  • At the age of 20 years, 11 months and 14 days, Carlton Senior Sutcliffe Finch married Paulina Ludke, daughter of August Christian Friedrich Ludke and Catherina Dorothea Widderich, on 22 March 1921 in Queensland. They were married in her parents home.
  • Charlton is said to have owned the first reaper and binder in the Glenaven district.
  • On 21 November 1927,Carlton Senior Sutcliffe Finch's son, Myles Finch was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • Carlton Senior Sutcliffe Finch and Paulina Ludke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Glenaven. Carlton was a farmer.
  • Carlton Senior Sutcliffe Finch enlisted in the Volunteer Defense Corps on 11 April 1942 in Crow's Nest. His service number was Q225086 and he listed his next of kin as his wife Pauline. He was living at Glenaven at the time he enlisted. He was discharged on 21 Oct 1945 with the rank of Private in the 7th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Glenaven. Carlton was a farmer. His mother Evangeline also lived at Djuan.
  • Carlton Senior Sutcliffe Finch died on 31 July 1980 in Queensland at age 80.

Children of Carlton Senior Sutcliffe Finch and Paulina Ludke

Caroline (Fanny) Finch

F, b. circa 1855, d. 1905
  • Caroline (Fanny) Finch was born circa 1855. She was the daughter of William Finch and Marcia Jane Lucy Wilson.
  • Caroline (Fanny) Finch married William Henry Brodie in 1874 in New South Wales.
  • In July 1881 William became manager of Emu Creek Station for Peter McKillop.
  • In May 1890 William had a change of career and moved to Toowoomba to become an auctioneer.
  • Caroline (Fanny) Finch died in 1905 in Queensland.

Charles Finch

M, b. 2 October 1857, d. 3 July 1941
  • Charles Finch was born on 2 October 1857 in Essex, England.
  • He was the son of Nathan Finch and Ellen Carder.
  • At the age of 41 years, 8 months and 26 days, Charles Finch married Evangeline Gertrude Beatrice Sutcliffe, daughter of Charles Henry Sutcliffe and Elizabeth Harriet Senior, on 28 June 1899 in Sir Street, Toowoomba. The marriage took place at the residence of Mrs Taylor under the rites of the Baptist Chruch.
  • Charles Finch and Evangeline Gertrude Beatrice Sutcliffe appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1913 living at Djuan. Charles was a farmer. A Mathilda Finch lived in Crow's Nest in 1913.
  • Charles Finch died on 3 July 1941 in Queensland at age 83.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Charles & Gertrude's names were amongst them.
    Pioneer Plaque to Charles & Gertrude Finch - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of Charles Finch and Evangeline Gertrude Beatrice Sutcliffe

Charles Finch

M, b. circa 1932, d. July 2008

Emma Finch

F, b. 2 September 1855, d. 13 January 1942

Grave of Eliza (1881-1932) Theobald and her mother Emma (1855-1942) Theobald - Crows Nest Cemetery. Photo thanks to Jaclynn McKenzie
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  • Emma Finch was born on 2 September 1855 in Essex, England.
  • She was the daughter of Nathan Finch and Ellen Carder.
  • Emma Finch's birth was registered in the Sudbury, Essex Registration District in the December 1855 Quarter.
  • At the age of 23 years, 3 months and 24 days, Emma Finch married William Theobald on 26 December 1878 in Brampton Birlow, Yorkshire, England.
  • Emma Finch and William Theobald appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. William was a farmer.
  • Emma Finch and William Theobald appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Glenaven. William was a farmer and both Emma and Ellen carried out home duties.
  • Emma Finch and William Theobald appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Anduramba. William was a farmer. Their daughters Eliza, Emily and Ellen carried out home duties while son George was a farmer.
  • Emma Finch died on 13 January 1942 in Anduramba, Queensland, at age 86.
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00E-0025.

Children of Emma Finch and William Theobald

Leonie Senior Sutcliffe Finch

F, b. 28 October 1902

Margaret Ann Finch

F, b. circa 1874, d. 3 September 1945
  • Margaret Ann Finch was born circa 1874. She was the daughter of James Finch and Margaret Harper.
  • Margaret Ann Finch married George Horrocks, son of Thomas Horrocks and Eupemia Cunningham, in 1892 in Queensland.
  • On 25 January 1941,her husband, George Horrocks died in Queensland.
  • Margaret Ann Finch died on 3 September 1945 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Ma Ma Creek Cemetery.

Children of Margaret Ann Finch and George Horrocks

Myles Finch

M, b. circa 1927, d. November 1927

Nathan Finch

M, b. circa 1825
  • Nathan Finch was born circa 1825.
  • His marriage to Ellen Carder was registered in the December 1846 Quarter in Sudbury, Essex Registration District. (Most likely were married in Borley.)

Children of Nathan Finch and Ellen Carder

Margaret Findlay

F, b. 1878, d. 19 July 1917
  • Margaret Findlay was born in 1878.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Findlay and Jane Draffen.
  • At the age of 25 years, Margaret Findlay married James Hope, son of James Hope and Jane Gilchrist, in 1903 in Queensland. After their marriage they moved from the Geham area.
  • Margaret Findlay died on 19 July 1917 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Cumkillenbar Historic Cemetery, Kaimkillenbun. She is buried next to her parents Patrick and Jane.

Patrick Findlay

M, b. circa 1850, d. 31 January 1932
  • Patrick Findlay was born circa 1850. He was the son of George Findlay and Penuel Grant.
  • Patrick Findlay married Jane Draffen circa 1875.
  • Patrick Findlay married Jane Gilchrist in 1917 in Queensland.
  • Patrick Findlay died on 31 January 1932 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Cumkillenbar Historic Cemetery, Kaimkillenbun. He is buried with his first wife Jane Draffin.

Child of Patrick Findlay and Jane Draffen

Frederick Fink

M, b. circa 1860
  • Frederick Fink was born circa 1860.
  • He's name appeared on a list of eligible voters for the Legislative Assembly, Police District of Crows Nest on 10 October 1885. He was living at Emu Creek and was a a resident of over 6 months, possibly working at Emu Creek Station.

Martin Finnerty

M, b. circa 1875
  • Martin Finnerty was born circa 1875.
  • Martin Finnerty married Margaret Grant, daughter of George Urquhart Grant and Mary Jane O'Brien, on 5 August 1895 in New South Wales. The marriage did not last and Martin was awarded a Decree Nisi on the grounds of desertion by Margaret as reported in the The Tenterfield Intercolonial Courier and Fairfield and Wallangarra Advocate on 1 May 1900 :- " At the Armidale Circuit Court on Wednesday last, Martin Finnerty, a farmer, petitioned for a divorce from his wife,Margaret Finnerty, nee Grant, on the grounds of desertion. The issues for trial were marriage and desertion.
    Mr.A. B. White, instructed by Mr. J. A. McDonald (agent for Mr. J. F. Thomas), appeared for petitioner.
    Martin Finnerty stated that he was married to Margaret Grant, in the Wesleyan Church at Tenterfield, on 5th August, 1895, by tho Rev. Rd. East. His wife was living with her mother at the time, and was then underage. He lived with his wife till March 26, 1896.
    Martin Finnerty, continuing his evidence, said he lived with his wife till the following March, when she left Tenterfield to go to Armidale Show, and he had not seen her since. Three days after she left Tenterfield, she wrote a letter, asking for money, and he sent her 15s. She promised to return the following Saturday, but did not do so. He saw a letter in his wife's handwriting three weeks later.
    Mary Jane French, mother of respondent, stated that she received a letter from respondent in April 1896, and burned it the same day. She said she did not intend to return to her husband, but did not give any reason.
    His Honor found both issues in favor of petitioner."

Peter Fordyce Finnie

M, b. 29 January 1909, d. 8 June 1981
  • Peter Fordyce Finnie was born on 29 January 1909 in Scotland.
  • At the age of 25 years, 5 months and 19 days, Peter Fordyce Finnie married Eileen Graham, daughter of John Isaac (Jack) Graham and Annie Spies, on 18 July 1934. They had ten children.
  • Peter Fordyce Finnie died on 8 June 1981 at age 72.

Kate Finnity

F, b. 1876, d. 1970

Children of Kate Finnity and Robert Henry Hunter

Jessie Crombie Firmston

F, b. 8 August 1891, d. 12 December 1982
  • Jessie Crombie Firmston was born on 8 August 1891 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Emma and Alfred FIRMSTON.
  • At the age of 25 years, Jessie Crombie Firmston married Stanley Gordon Cresswell, son of Thomas Samuel Cresswell and Fanny Smith Gordon, in 1917 in New Zealand.
  • On 15 September 1978,her husband, Stanley Gordon Cresswell died in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, at age 90. His last address was 36 Oxford Terrace Lower Hutt, Wellington.
  • Jessie Crombie Firmston died on 12 December 1982 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, at age 91.
  • She was cremated on 2 December 1985 Her body had been donated to the Medical School. Following his cremation her ashes were scattered.

Carrie Fischer

F, b. 1905, d. 26 November 1940
  • Carrie Fischer was born in 1905. She was the daughter of Sarah Jane Broadribb and Godfrey Herman Fischer.
  • At the age of 20 years, Carrie Fischer married Heinrich Wilhelm (Harry) Graf, son of Gustav Graf and Augusta Ernestina (Tina) Wolski, on 10 June 1925 in Queensland. They had three daughters.
  • Carrie Fischer died on 26 November 1940 in Nanango Hospital, Nanango. She died of natural causes.
  • She was buried in Nanango Cemetery.

John Charles Fish

M, b. 4 November 1906, d. 14 November 1975
  • John Charles Fish was born on 4 November 1906 in New Zealand. He was the son of John Charles and Louise FISH.
  • John Charles Fish married Helen Mary Moss, daughter of Frank Moss and Amelia Catherine Holdaway, circa 1932. They had three children.
  • John Charles Fish died on 14 November 1975 in New Zealand at age 69.

Annie B Fisher

F, b. 1878
  • Annie B Fisher was born in 1878 in Jersey.
  • She was the daughter of Charles John Fisher and Sarah Jane Hockey.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Annie B Fisher was living in the household of Sarah Jane Hockey and Charles John Fisher in Jersey. Charles is shown as a 39 year old Jeweller born England living with his 31 year old wife Sarah born England and their children all born in St Hellier:- Charles 12, a jeweller, Ernest 9, Walter7, Percy 4, Annie 3 and Sydney aged 9 months.

Charles John Fisher

M, b. 1842
  • Charles John Fisher was born in 1842 in London.
  • At the age of 26 years, Charles John Fisher married Sarah Jane Hockey in 1868 in Jersey, Channel Islands.
  • Charles John Fisher and Sarah Jane Hockey appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Jersey. Charles is shown as a 39 year old Jeweller born England living with his 31 year old wife Sarah born England and their children all born in St Hellier:- Charles 12, a jeweller, Ernest 9, Walter7, Percy 4, Annie 3 and Sydney aged 9 months.

Children of Charles John Fisher and Sarah Jane Hockey

Edward Fisher

M, b. circa 1841

Elizabeth Fisher

F, b. circa 1795, d. September 1860
  • Elizabeth Fisher was born circa 1795 in Blendworth.
  • Her death was recorded with the Catherington, Hampshire Registration District in the September 1860 Quarter.

Children of Elizabeth Fisher

Ernest G Fisher

M, b. 1871
  • Ernest G Fisher was born in 1871 in Jersey.
  • He was the son of Charles John Fisher and Sarah Jane Hockey.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Ernest G Fisher was living in the household of Sarah Jane Hockey and Charles John Fisher in Jersey. Charles is shown as a 39 year old Jeweller born England living with his 31 year old wife Sarah born England and their children all born in St Hellier:- Charles 12, a jeweller, Ernest 9, Walter7, Percy 4, Annie 3 and Sydney aged 9 months.

Frank Lewis Fisher

M, b. 1888, d. 1960

George Forsythe Fisher

M, b. circa 1890

John William Fisher

M, b. circa 1890

Owen C Fisher

M, b. 1882
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Owen C Fisher was living in the household of Sarah Jane Hockey and Charles John Fisher in Jersey. Charles is shown as a 39 year old Jeweller born England living with his 31 year old wife Sarah born England and their children all born in St Hellier:- Charles 12, a jeweller, Ernest 9, Walter7, Percy 4, Annie 3 and Sydney aged 9 months.
  • Owen C Fisher was born in 1882 in Jersey.
  • He was the son of Charles John Fisher and Sarah Jane Hockey.