Percival John George French

M, b. May 1936, d. 17 March 2008

Percival Randolf French

M, b. 15 January 1895, d. 27 June 1949
  • Percival Randolf French was also known as Percy.
  • He was born on 15 January 1895 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  • Percival Randolf French parents moved to Toowoomba, Queensland, circa 1907 with their family, most likely some time after the birth of their eight child Alice Ruby. George's sister Elizabeth Werner and her husband and family also moved to the area a year or so earlier. George and Elizabeth's last two children, twins, Ada and Ellen were born at the home of George's sister Elizabeth Werner in Toowomba.
  • At the age of 39 years, 10 months and 25 days, Percival Randolf French married Eva Linda Stanton, daughter of John Thomas Stanton and Theresa Fogg, on 10 December 1934 in Neurum, Queensland.
  • Percival Randolf French died on 27 June 1949 in Queensland at age 54.
  • He was buried on 29 June 1949 in Balmoral Cemetery, Brisbane.

Child of Percival Randolf French and Eva Linda Stanton

Prudance French

F, b. 22 March 1829, d. 1911
  • Prudance French was born on 22 March 1829 in Haselbury Pluckett.
  • She was the daughter of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Prudance French was living in the household of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne in Haselbury Plunkett. Jacob is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer, living with Hannah aged 40, and their children Mary 19, Hannah 15, John 14, Prudence 12, William 8, Susan 5, Eliza 3, Elizabeth 18 months and Mary Osborne aged 80, a pauper.
  • Prudance French witnessed the marriage of Hannah French and Samuel Stowser Howsby on 4 November 1849 in Crewkerne, Somerset; They were both of full age and lived in Crewkerne Parish. Hannah's father Jacob was a labourer and Samuels father John a blacksmith. Samuel was a labourer. Hannah's sister Prudence was a witness to the marriage. Hannah signed with her mark.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Prudance French was living in the household of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne in Crewkerne. Jacob is shown as a 45 year old agricultural labourer, born Merriott, living with Hannah aged 44,both born Merriott, P(rudance) a 21year old spinner born Haselbury, S(usan) 18 a spinner, Elizabeth 12, a glover and Ellen 8 all born Merriott.
  • At the age of 30 years, 11 months and 8 days, Prudance French married William Chick, son of William Chick, on 1 March 1860 in Ilminster, Somerset. Prudence was 29 and William the 24 year old son of John Chick a cordwainer. William was a labouer. Both William and Prudence lived at Ilminster. William signed his name, Prudence with her mark.
  • Prudance French and William Chick immigrated to Sydney on 13 July 1860. They came on the vessel Chance. There was also an Elizabeth French aged 22 on the vessel. Perhaps this was Prudence's sister. It appeares that William and Prudance made their way to the Morpeth district where their first two children were born. Prudance's brother William French would have been living in the Paterson District at that time, and the families both lived in the Paterson District after about 1864.
  • Prudance French died in 1911 in New South Wales. Both William & Prudence died in 1911.

Children of Prudance French and William Chick

Rena Maude French

F, b. April 1906, d. 1972
  • Rena Maude French was born in April 1906 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Sydney French and Lucy (Maude) Weary.
  • Rena Maude French was aboard when the family was involved in a coach mishap on the Tenterfield-Casino road. The Warwick Examiner reported on 5th January :- "The Tenterfield-to-Casino mail-coach overturned on Tuesday night, the horses being frightened by a cow that was lying in the roadway. The pas sengers were the Rev.D. D. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. French and their infant daughter. Mr. Carruthurs had his finger crushed, and was otherwise knocked about. Mr. French sustained injuries to the head, and was badly bruised. Mrs. French had her shoulder dislocated, and was badly shaken. The little girl had a marvellous escape."
    An alternate version was given by the Goulburn Herald:- "The Tenterfield Casino mail coach met with a serious accident on the Casino side of the Sandilands Range. A white cow lying under a tree on the road frightened the two front horses, with the result that the coach was overturned down an embankment. The Rev. D. D. Carruthers of Kyogle was badly shaken. Mr. and Mrs. S. French were severely hurt. The former had an elbow dislocated, and Mrs. French had a lacerated wound on the head. Their infant child was under the coach but was found to be unhurt Mr. M'Ward brought the passengers to Casino; abd Dr. Stevens attended the sufferers. The driver showed presence of mind in securing both horses."
    on 1 January 1907.
  • At the age of 26 years, Rena Maude French married Cyril Frederick M(asters) Skidmore, son of Frederick William Skidmore and Alice Louisa Masters, in 1933 in Bankstown, New South Wales.
  • In 1939,her husband, Cyril Frederick M(asters) Skidmore died in New South Wales.
  • Rena Maude French died in 1972 in New South Wales.

Ruby Phoebe Elizabeth French

F, b. 1902, d. 1982

Ruby French and James Worthy Wiseman on their wedding day 12 December 1925. Photo courtesy of Helen Jones.

  • Ruby Phoebe Elizabeth French was born in 1902 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  • Ruby Phoebe Elizabeth French 's parents moved to Toowoomba, Queensland, circa 1907 with their family, most likely some time after the birth of their eight child Alice Ruby. George's sister Elizabeth Werner and her husband and family also moved to the area a year or so earlier. George and Elizabeth's last two children, twins, Ada and Ellen were born at the home of George's sister Elizabeth Werner in Toowomba.
  • Ruby worked at the Post Office for some time, but left to take up a career in nursing.
  • At the age of 23 years, Ruby Phoebe Elizabeth French married James Worthy Wiseman, son of James Wiseman and Caroline Celia Free, on 12 December 1925 in Queensland.
  • In 1949,her husband, James Worthy Wiseman died in Queensland.
  • Ruby Phoebe Elizabeth French died in 1982 in Queensland.

Samuel French

M, b. 21 April 1771
  • Samuel French was baptized on 21 April 1771 in Somerset.
  • He was the son of James French and Mary Pattemore.
  • At the age of 27 years and 1 month, Samuel French married Hannah Lawrence on 21 May 1798 in Somerset.

Children of Samuel French and Hannah Lawrence

Sarah French

F, b. 7 July 1765

Sarah Ann French

F, b. 20 March 1843
  • Sarah Ann French was born on 20 March 1843 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of Abraham French and Maria Winsor.
  • Sarah Ann French was baptized on 7 April 1844 in Merriott.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Sarah Ann French was living in the household of Abraham French and Maria Winsor in Yeovil. Abraham is shown as a 30 year old labourer born Merriott. He is living with his wife Maria 30 born Sutton; and a Elizabeth Frances (Ann Frances?) age 14, nurse child; born Sutton and Frederick John 11 an errand boy born Haselbury; and Sarah Ann aged 7 born Merriott. Abraham's brother John an agricultural labourer & carter aged 20 born Middle Chinnock was also living with the family as was their brother William, aged 19, an agricultural labourer, born Hazelbury.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Sarah Ann French was living in the household of John French and Maria Winsor in Yeovil. John French, born Merriott, is shown as the 30 year old carter and brother in law of Maria French. She is shown as a the 45 year old head of the family born Sutton, a glove welter. Living with them is Sarah Ann French born Merriott aged 18, Maria and Abraham French's daughter.
  • At the age of 19 years, 2 months and 19 days, Sarah Ann French married Charles Ricks on 8 June 1862 in Yeovil, Somerset. Sarah was a 19 year old spinster living at Back Kingston, daughter of Abraham French, a labourer. Charles was the 21 year old son of Charles Ricks, both glovers, and lived at Vicarage Street.

Susan French

F, b. 18 August 1833
  • Susan French was baptized on 18 August 1833 in Somerset.
  • She was the daughter of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Susan French was living in the household of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne in Haselbury Plunkett. Jacob is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer, living with Hannah aged 40, and their children Mary 19, Hannah 15, John 14, Prudence 12, William 8, Susan 5, Eliza 3, Elizabeth 18 months and Mary Osborne aged 80, a pauper.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Susan French was living in the household of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne in Crewkerne. Jacob is shown as a 45 year old agricultural labourer, born Merriott, living with Hannah aged 44,both born Merriott, P(rudance) a 21year old spinner born Haselbury, S(usan) 18 a spinner, Elizabeth 12, a glover and Ellen 8 all born Merriott.

Sydney French

M, b. 1880, d. 1950
  • Sydney French was born in 1880 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of John French and Elizabeth Ann Bailey.
  • At the age of 25 years, Sydney French married Lucy (Maude) Weary, daughter of William Weary and Annie Verena Scharer, on 3 March 1905 in New South Wales, Australia.
    Sidney French and Lucy Maude Weary - married 3 March 1905, Casino, NSW. Photo courtesy of Helen Jones.
  • On 1 January 1907 the family was involved in a coach mishap on the Tenterfield-Casino road. The Warwick Examiner reported on 5th January :- "The Tenterfield-to-Casino mail-coach overturned on Tuesday night, the horses being frightened by a cow that was lying in the roadway. The pas sengers were the Rev.D. D. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. French and their infant daughter. Mr. Carruthurs had his finger crushed, and was otherwise knocked about. Mr. French sustained injuries to the head, and was badly bruised. Mrs. French had her shoulder dislocated, and was badly shaken. The little girl had a marvellous escape."
    An alternate version was given by the Goulburn Herald:- "The Tenterfield Casino mail coach met with a serious accident on the Casino side of the Sandilands Range. A white cow lying under a tree on the road frightened the two front horses, with the result that the coach was overturned down an embankment. The Rev. D. D. Carruthers of Kyogle was badly shaken. Mr. and Mrs. S. French were severely hurt. The former had an elbow dislocated, and Mrs. French had a lacerated wound on the head. Their infant child was under the coach but was found to be unhurt Mr. M'Ward brought the passengers to Casino; abd Dr. Stevens attended the sufferers. The driver showed presence of mind in securing both horses."
  • Sydney French died in 1950 in Chatswood, New South Wales.

Children of Sydney French and Lucy (Maude) Weary

Thomas French

M, b. June 1854, d. February 1856
  • Thomas French's birth was registered in the an unknown place , Somerset Registration District in the June 1854 Quarter.
  • He was the son of William French and Elizabeth Baker.
  • Thomas Frenchdied in February 1856 an unknown place at age 1 year and 8 months. He was listed as an "infant living" at the time of his brother John's birth but died six weeks later.
  • He was born in 1856 at sea.

Thomas French

M, b. 1890

Violet French

F, b. 1891, d. 1986
  • Violet French was born in 1891 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of John French and Elizabeth Ann Bailey.
  • Violet was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Timothy Vincent O'Leary and May French, daughter of John French and Elizabeth Ann Bailey, on 13 May 1909 in New South Wales, Australia; The wedding was reported in the Catholic Press - " O'LEARY-- FRENCH. A pretty wedding took place at St. Mary's Church, Tenterfield, on Wednesday, 5th inst., when Mr, T. O'Leary, second son of Mr. D, O'Leary, and Miss May French, eldest daughter of Mr. J. French, were mar ried by the Rev. Father Clancy. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a handsome bridal gown of ivory Japanese silk, made semi-Empire. The bodice opened over a vest of rick silk embossed insertion and folds richly trimmed with silk emboss ed lace to match; the tight-fitting sleeves were ruckled from shoulder to wrist, finish ed with rows of French knots. The plain trained skirt had deep padded hem, being outlined with a single row of Fronch knots. A silk embroidered tulle veil and coronet of orange blossoms completed a very dainty costume. The bride also carried a lovely bridal bouquet of white roses, chrysanthe mums and asparagus fern. She was attend ed by three bridesmaids — Miss Violet French (chief), Miss Nelly O'Leary and Miss Gladys Baker. Each wore pretty gold brooches, gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. J. O 'Leary (brother of the bridegroom) acted as best man. After the ceremony the guests adjourned to the residence of the bride's parents, where a breakfast had been prepared. Mr. and Mrs. O 'Leary left by the evening train, en route to Sydney,on their honeymoon."
  • At the age of 26 years, Violet French married Walter Daly, son of John Daly and Mary Unknown, in 1917 in New South Wales.
  • In 1959,her husband, Walter Daly died in New South Wales.
  • On 10 November 1985 Violet was a patient in the Tenterfield hospital. According to her daughter she was 94 years old and very hard of hearing.
  • Violet French died in 1986.

Children of Violet French and Walter Daly

Violet French

F, b. 1877, d. 1971
  • Violet French was born in 1877 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear.
  • Violet French died in 1971 in Queensland.

Violet May French

F, b. 12 May 1899, d. 30 October 1973

Violet Gleeson (daughter of George French & Elizabeth Jane Bentley 1899- ) and her daughters Eileen May Gleeson and ? . Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • Violet May French was born on 12 May 1899 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of George French and Elizabeth Jane Bentley.
  • Violet May French 's parents moved to Toowoomba, Queensland, circa 1907 with their family, most likely some time after the birth of their eight child Alice Ruby. George's sister Elizabeth Werner and her husband and family also moved to the area a year or so earlier. George and Elizabeth's last two children, twins, Ada and Ellen were born at the home of George's sister Elizabeth Werner in Toowomba.
  • At the age of 20 years, Violet May French married August William Henry John Gleeson in 1920 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Violet moved to Stanthorpe and became a house maid until she married and settled in the area.
  • On 16 August 1963,her husband, August William Henry John Gleeson died in Queensland at age 68.
  • Violet May French died on 30 October 1973 in Queensland at age 74.

Children of Violet May French and August William Henry John Gleeson

Walter French

M, b. circa 1845, d. September 1914
  • Walter French was born circa 1845. He was the son of John French and Jane Poole.
  • Walter French married Mary Ann Sear in 1873 in Queensland.
  • Walter French and Mary Ann Sear appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Ravensbourne. Walter was a farmer. Their son George was a labourer at the Settlement.
  • Walter French died in September 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 6 September 1914 in Toowong Cemetery.

Children of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear

Walter Herbert French

M, b. 1873, d. April 1941
  • Walter Herbert French was born in 1873 in Stanthorpe.
  • He was the son of Walter French and Mary Ann Sear.
  • Walter Herbert French enlisted in the AIF on 19 October 1915 in Brisbane. He was a 42 year old engine driver and gave his wife Edith Eleanor of Kettet St Toowong as his next of kin. He was part of the Tropical Force and was discharged on 29 June 1917.
  • Walter Herbert French died in April 1941 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 15 April 1941 in Toowong Cemetery.

William French

M, b. 31 July 1831, d. 10 July 1878
  • William French was baptized on 31 July 1831 in Somerset, England.
  • He was the son of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census William French was living in the household of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne in Haselbury Plunkett. Jacob is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer, living with Hannah aged 40, and their children Mary 19, Hannah 15, John 14, Prudence 12, William 8, Susan 5, Eliza 3, Elizabeth 18 months and Mary Osborne aged 80, a pauper.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census William French was living in the household of Abraham French and Maria Winsor in Yeovil. Abraham is shown as a 30 year old labourer born Merriott. He is living with his wife Maria 30 born Sutton; and a Elizabeth Frances (Ann Frances?) age 14, nurse child; born Sutton and Frederick John 11 an errand boy born Haselbury; and Sarah Ann aged 7 born Merriott. Abraham's brother John an agricultural labourer & carter aged 20 born Middle Chinnock was also living with the family as was their brother William, aged 19, an agricultural labourer, born Hazelbury.
  • At the age of 22 years, 1 month and 12 days, William French married Elizabeth Baker, daughter of Thomas Baker and Eliza McGowan, on 13 September 1853 in Somerset, England. Elizabeth and William were married by banns, their witnesses being John Clarke and Francis Taylor. - William is listed as a weaver of Ilminister as is Elizabeth - his father Jacob French - Labourer; her Father Thomas Baker - cooper. Both William and Elizabeth signed with their mark, although Elizabeth could write. Both were Church of England.
  • William French's and Elizabeth Baker's son Thomas was born in 1854 in Somerset.
  • William French and Elizabeth Baker immigrated to New South Wales, Australia, on 16 December 1855. The "Maitland" departed Southhampton and arrived in Sydney on the 22 April 1856. With William and Elizabeth was their young son, Thomas aged 18 months. Sadly he died on the voyage to Australia. Their second son John was born on the voyage. According to immigration records, William, aged 24, could neither read or write at the time he migrated to Australia. William's occupation at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth was a weaver, but at the time he immigrated he was listed as a farm labourer, perhaps to improve his chances of being accepted as a person useful to the colony of Australia. William stated he had been born at Hazelbury, Somerset and that his father Jacob French was deceased but his mother Hannah was living at Wiesit, Somerset.
    Elizabeth, aged 24, could both read and write. Her parents Thomas and Eliza Baker were both deceased. Both William and Elizabeth were Church of England.
  • William French's and Elizabeth Baker's third and fourth children James William and Eliza Jane was born between 1858 and 1860 in Castlereagh, New South Wales. . During this time William was working as a labourer at Caslereagh (west of Sydney.)
  • In 1860 William's sister Prudence and her husband, William Chick came to Australia. It appeares that William and Prudance made their way to the Morpeth district where their first child was born in 1862. William French would have been living in the Paterson District at that time, and the families both lived in the Paterson District after about 1864.
  • The family moved several times over the next few years. Daughter Ellen was born at Gostwyck (south of Armidale) on 11 January 1864. They moved back to the Paterson River district where Elizabeth was born on 25 February 1866. The family once again moved north. George was born at "Walhalla" Station near Werris Creek (south of Tamworth) in 1867 where William worked for the Christian family before moving with them to Clifton Station near Tenterfield around 1870.
  • On 26 January 1875 he was a farmer at Six Mile Creek, near Tenterfield at the time of William George's birth.
  • William French died on 10 July 1878 in New South Wales at age 46. James French gave the following information about his father at the time of his death. At the time James, like his father was a farmer of Six Mile. William's cause of death was a heart disease from which he had suffered for three months, he was 47 years old, had lived in Australia for 23 years, parents NOT KNOWN, spouse Elizabeth Baker, children 4 males and 3 females. The medical attendant was A W Bateman who last saw William on the day he died. His youngest child, William George was only three years old.
  • He was buried on 12 July 1878 in Tenterfield Cemetery. The minister of religion was J D Hennessy, Wesleyan and undertaker A Butler. Witnesses to the burial were his sons James William French and John French.
    Unmarked grave of William French, son of Jacob French & Hannah Osborne. (1833-1878). Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • William and Elizabeth's names are amongst those on a memorial in Rotary Park, Tenterfield.
    Pioneer Plaque in Rotary Park, Tenterfield
    William & Elizabeth French - Tenterfield Pioneers honoured in Rotary Park, Tenterfield

Children of William French and Elizabeth Baker

William French

M, b. 1886, d. 1922
  • William French was born in 1886 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of James William French and Mary Jane O'Brien.
  • William French died in 1922 in St Peters, New South Wales.

William French

M, b. circa 1860
  • William French was born circa 1860.
  • In 1901 William was listed as a farmer of Ravensbourne in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.

William French

M, b. 5 January 1800

William David (Dave) French

M, b. 1903, d. 1 September 1953
  • William David (Dave) French was born in 1903 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William George (Bill) French and Mary Jane (Bid) Hood.
  • William David (Dave) French died on 1 September 1953 in Cunnamore, Queensland. He was killed by a falling tree. The Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser reported on 4 Sep :- " Timber-Cutter Fatally Injured - William David French (50 years), a timber-cutter, of Curramore, was struck on the head by a limb of a tree, whilst working in timber country on Tuesday. He vvas carried in an unconscious condition half a mile to tne road side camp and transported by ambulance to the Maleny Hospital in a serious condition. Later he was removed to Nambour Hospital, where he succumbed to tne injuries the same evening."
  • He was buried on 4 September 1953 in Toowong Cemetery. He is buried in the same grave as William Stephen French who died in 1940 aged 6 months, perhaps his son although there were no parents names given on his death registration, and his sister Mary Elizabeth who died in 1927 aged 15 years.

William George French

M, b. 22 June 1866, d. 1958
  • William George French was born on 22 June 1866 in Queensland. He was the son of Benjamin French and Martha McQuillan.
  • At the age of 22 years, William George French married Harriet Gowlett, daughter of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin, in 1889 in Queensland. The family moved to Brisbane in the 1900's.
  • In February 1928,his wife, Harriet Gowlett died in Queensland.
  • William George French died in 1958 in Queensland.

Children of William George French and Harriet Gowlett

William George (Bill) French

M, b. 26 January 1875, d. 21 January 1945

Bill (William George) & Bid (Mary Jane) French and five of their chidren. Photo thanks to Helen J.
  • William George (Bill) French was also known as William Henry French. William is referred to as William Henry French on all official documentation after his birth. Perhaps his mother gave the wrong second name at the time she registered his birth. His older brother was named George so it is not likely that the next child would be named William George.
  • He was born on 26 January 1875 in New South Wales. His mother Elizabeth registered his birth, signing with her mark.
  • He was the son of William French and Elizabeth Baker.
  • The following article appeared in the the Australian Town and Country Journal on 29 April 1893. " Tenterfield Accident.-Wm. French met with a painful accident on Saturday while feeding a barkmill at Whereat's Tannery, whereby he had his right hand mangled in the cogs of the machine. A lad named Westbury saw the accident, and pulled off the bolt, saving French's life. The unfortunate lad was taken to the hospital, where Dr. Morice deemed it prudent to amputate the arm below the elbow. Tho youth is doing as well and can be expected."
    However, William was not defeated by this accident as shown by this report in the Maitland Mercury in December of that year :- "A few months ago a young man named William French, a resident of Tenterfield, met with an accident which deprived him of his right hand, but through the exertions o£ some friends sufficient money was raised to enable him to start a small business. Since then French has mustered the mysteries of wood-carving, fret work, etc, and some specimens of his talent are said to be splendidly executed. He has also with his left hand alone constructed a richly carved cheffonier, and the steady pluck and industry which be has shown all round in overcoming trouble and pain is worthy of all commendation."
  • William George (Bill) French appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. He was a labourer.
  • At the age of 28 years, 2 months and 12 days, William George (Bill) French married Mary Jane (Bid) Hood, daughter of Stephen Hood and Emily Williams, on 7 April 1903 in Thornville, Queensland, Australia. The marriage took place at Williams home at Thornville where he owned a farm near Bum Bum Creek. William's occupation was given as a carpenter and he was 28 years old. Mary Jane was 19, a domestic born and living at Nanango.
  • William George (Bill) French and Mary Jane (Bid) Hood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. William was a hairdresser.
  • William George (Bill) French died on 21 January 1945 in Queensland at age 69. His funeral notice stated he lived at Llewelyn Street, Toowoomba.
  • He was buried on 24 January 1945 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of William George (Bill) French and Mary Jane (Bid) Hood

William Roy French

M, b. 1905

William Stephen (Billie) French

M, b. November 1939, d. 13 May 1940
  • William Stephen (Billie) French was born in November 1939.
  • He was the son of Charles Albert (Charlie) French and May Hartwig.
  • William Stephen (Billie) French died on 13 May 1940 in Brisbane. He died from pneumonia and pleurisy.
  • He was buried on 14 May 1940 in Toowong Cemetery. He is buried in the same grave as his aunt Mary Elizabeth French who died aged 15 in 1927 and her brother William David French who died in 1953 aged 50 years.

Sophia Catherina Frese

F, b. 1835, d. 26 September 1894
  • Sophia Catherina Frese was born in 1835 in Holstein, Germany. She was the daughter of Remmers FREESE and Felsche CASTLES.
  • At the age of 23 years, Sophia Catherina Frese married Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe on 24 May 1858 in Germany.
  • Sophia Catherina Frese and Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe immigrated to Queensland on 5 September 1863. Mathias aged 34, and Sophia aged 28, travelled to Australia on the "Beausite" with their children Carl aged 2, and Mathilde, an infant. Their son Frederick must have travelled with them, though his name is not on the ships manafest.
    The family settled at Gowrie Junction.
  • On 22 September 1891,her husband, Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe died in Gowrie Scrub, Queensland.
  • Sophia Catherina Frese died on 26 September 1894 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.
  • Sophia Catherina Frese died on 2 February 1951 in Queensland.
  • Sophia Catherina Frese died on 2 February 1951 in Queensland.

Children of Sophia Catherina Frese and Mathias Johann Jochim Schefe

Thomas Arthur Frew

M, b. 11 March 1911

Albertina Freyling

F, b. circa 1850, d. 1931
  • Albertina Freyling was born circa 1850. She was the daughter of William Frohling and Wilhelmine Kleist.
  • Albertina Freyling married Theodore Darr circa 1878.
  • Albertina Freyling died in 1931 in Queensland.

Child of Albertina Freyling and Theodore Darr

Elizabeth Freyling

F, b. 20 May 1907, d. 9 February 1998
  • Elizabeth Freyling was born on 20 May 1907 in Queensland. She was the daughter of Friedricke Johanna Magdelina Muller and John William Freyling.
  • At the age of 27 years, Elizabeth Freyling married Victor Herbert Siebuhr, son of Christian Heinrich Siebuhr and Daisy Richardson, in 1935 in Queensland.
  • Elizabeth Freyling was listed as the next of kin of Victor Herbert Siebuhr when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 15 December 1941 in Brisbane. He was living at Cambooya at the time and gave his wife Elizabeth as his next of kin. He was discharged on the 21 November 1944 with the rank of Leading Aircraftman, 44061, with the 3rd Aircraft Depot.
  • On 23 August 1997,her husband, Victor Herbert Siebuhr died at age 88.
  • Elizabeth Freyling died on 9 February 1998 at age 90.
  • She was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Child of Elizabeth Freyling and Victor Herbert Siebuhr