William Staines

M, b. circa 1848
  • William Staines was born circa 1848 in England.
  • He was the son of William Staines and Caroline Elizabeth Sheppherd.
  • William Staines immigrated to Australia in 1853. He came as an assisted passenger on the "SS Herefordshire" with his parents and brother. William was 35 and Caroline 29. Their sons John aged 8 and William 5 were with them. A daughter Caroline was born on the voyage. William senior was listed as a railway worker. Another Staines family Frederick aged 24, Eliza aged 20 and William 2 were on the same ship.

William John Staines

M, b. 25 September 1874, d. 27 June 1940

William John Staines (1874-1940).

  • William John Staines was born on 25 September 1874 in New South Wales, Australia. Registration shows surname as STAINER. Father Samuel Staines, farmer age 23 years, born Sydney. Mother Sarah Jane formerly Crawford born Ireland aged 25 years. The informant was Sarah Crawford of Duck Creek. Witness Mrs Towner.
  • He was the son of Joseph Staines and Sarah Jane Crawford.
  • On 3 May 1899 he was a farmer. in Upper Teven, New South Wales, Australia.
  • At the age of 24 years, 7 months and 8 days, William John Staines married Ethel Mary Stuart Woods, daughter of George Michael Woods and Janet McGregor, on 3 May 1899 in Upper Teven, New South Wales. William John (the marriage certificate showed John William) and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods were married at the residence of her father, George Michael Woods at Teven, Alstonville, NSW by W W Watts, Presbyterian Minister. The marriage was witnessed by S(amuel) J(oseph) Staines and Barbara Hunter.
  • Between 1900 and 1908 William John and Ethel lived at Teven and several places near there and at Mullumbimby.
  • On 13 October 1903,William John Staines's daughter, Elizabeth May (Betty) Staines was born in Upper Teven, New South Wales, Australia. Her father Will was a farmer born Alstonville. Witnesses to her birth were C B Street, Mrs Woods (most likely her grandmother Jane Woods, and Mrs Warne.
  • In 1905 William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods lived in Wilson's Creek. George Robert was born there. They then moved to Main Arm near Kyogle late 1906 and Ruby was born there in mid 1908.
  • On 8 September 1906,William John Staines's son, George Robert (Rob) Staines was born in Wilson's Creek, New South Wales. His father, William born Alstonville, was a 33 year old farmer and mother Ethel born Sydney, was 28 years old.
  • On 16 July 1908,William John Staines's daughter, Ruby Isabel Staines was born in Main Arm, New South Wales.
  • William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods moved to Queensland in 1908 with their family. While William was away looking for a suitable place to live, Ethel and the children stayed in Ballina. According to notes made by their daughter Betty, the family were in Brisbane in September and travelled to Crawford from there. William's father and mother, Joseph and Sarah Staines, his sister and her husband, Frances and John Johnstone, and members of Ethel's family also moved to the district over the next few years. William's brother Robert joined him about 1910. They conducted an auctioneering business in Kingaroy.
  • On 31 October 1910,William John Staines's son, Lionel Staines was born in Queensland. He lived only a few days.
  • William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1912 and 1914 living at Crawford, Queensland. He is shown as an agent.
  • William John Staines witnessed the burial of Janet McGregor on 6 April 1912 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • In 1914 Ethel and William visited William's sister Frances and her husband Wesley Johnston at Dorrigo. Their daughter Bessie wrote this letter to them while they were away. "Dear Mother. Are you well, We are all well. I took Bobbie for walks nearly every evening. I am our loving daughter Bessie."
  • William John Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1915 and 1919 living at Queensland. Will is shown as an agent and Ethel carried out home duties. According to his obituary they also owned the grazing properties of "Coolaman" and "Dangore" in the Kingaroy district.
  • Around 1918 William and his family moved to "Fernbank", a grazing property.
  • In December 1920 William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods were living in Queensland. It is not clear when they moved here but the family returned to Kingaroy after spending a few years on this property. Documents found suggest the house was purchased as a kit from Filshie & Broadfoot in Toowoomba. In 2013 the property was a citrus orchard.
    Gateway to QUEBEC - property near Mundubbera once belonging to William Staines
  • William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1932 living at Queensland. William is shown as a grazier and Ethel carried out home duties. Their daughters Elizabeth (Betty), a teacher and Dorothy, home duties also lived with them. According to family hearsay William had owned part of "Belgrove" where his brother Sam farmed and Sam died in 1932 the property was sold. However, Amy, Sam's wife continued to appear on the electoral role with her address as "Belgrove" up until the 1950's.
  • William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods moved to Queensland on 2 December 1935.An article about their leaving the Kingaroy district appeared in the local newspaper. "Mr W J Staines, who has disposed of his "Fernbank" property to Mr L A Savage, Brooweena, leaves with Mrs Staines and family, for Noosa today. They will spend a holiday at that watering place prior to making their home elsewhere, the location of which has not yet definitely been decided upon. Mr Staines, who came to this district 26 years ago, has, with Mrs Staines and family, resided at "Fernbank" for the past 14 years, following the grazing business. The Staines family is one of the most respected in the district and one which can be ill spared. Their many friends will wish them the best of health in their new home wherever it may be."
  • William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Queensland. Their daughters Ethel Dorothy and Ruby were also living there. They all carried out home duties.
  • William John Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1939 living at Queensland. He was shown as a farmer, but by this time he owned and operated the "Riverside" flats.
  • William John Staines died on 27 June 1940 in Queensland at age 65. After selling the flats at Maroochydore, Will had purchased a pineapple farm at Woombye.
  • William was buried in Woombye Cemetery.
    William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Staines (nee Woods) gravestone. Woombye Cemetery.
  • His death was reported in a number of local and state newspapers.The following article appeared, on 29 June 1940, in the Brisbane Telegraph. Death of Mr W J Staines, of Woombye. June 29. Mr William John Staines of Uplands Woombye has died at the age of 65 years. He was born in Alstonville, New South Wales, and came to Queensland in 1908. He engaged in grazing in the Kingaroy district owning the well-known property Fernbank until 1934, when he moved to Maroochydore and established the Riverside Flats. Recently he disposed of them and took up pineapple growing at Woombye.
    He was for many years a member of the executive of the South-eastern Grazier's Association and was a founding member of the Kingaroy Golf Club and the Maroochydore Bowing Club. He was married at Teven, New South Wales to Miss E M S Woods and she survives, also two sons, Messers W J Staines, Woombye, and J R Staines, North Queensland, also three daughters, Misses E M Staines, of Proston, E D and R J Staines of Woombye. There are two sisters, Mesdames J W Johnston, Kingaroy and D C Woods, Toowong.
    The funeral moved to the Woombye cemetery, where Rev R Cowan officiated at the graveside.
  • On 8 July 1940 William John Staines's obituary appeared in The Kingaroy Herald. It read:- Mr William John Staines passed away on 27 June at his home "Uplands", Woombye, at the age of 65 years. He was born at Alstonville, New South Wales, and made his start growing sugar on the Richmond River. His father, a pioneer of that district, with his brother Samuel, built and owned Rous Mill, one of the first sugar mills in those parts. On coming to Queensland Mr Staines bought a farm at Crawford, near Kingaroy. He also carried on an auctioneering business for some years in conjunction with his brother the late Mr Robert Staines.
    He then turned his attention to cattle grazing, beginning at "Coolaman" and "Dangore" in the Kingaroy district. Later he bought "Quebec" near Gayndah, but in 1922 he returned to the Kingaroy district where he carried on grazing at his properties "Weoon" and "Fernbank" til the end of 1935.
    While in the grazing industry Mr Staines became keenly interested in the welfare of the industry. He was a member of the executive committee of the United Graziers Association of South Eastern Queensland for about fifteen years, and for some years was President of the Kingaroy branch of the Association, reluctantly giving up these offices because of ill health.
    Mr Staines also played a prominent part in the activities of the Country Party Nationalist Organization.
    In March 1936 Mr Staines with his wife and daughters went to Maroochydore and established the "Riverside Flats".
    Recently he disposed of them and purchased a farming property at Woombye.
    He was a highly respected and much liked citizen, who took and active part in public interests in the districts in which he lived. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, a foundation member of the Kingaroy Golf Club, and of the Maroochydore Bowling Club.
    He was married in Teven, NSW to Miss E M S Woods who survives him. Two sons, Messers W J and G R Staines, three daughters Misses E D, E M and R I Staines and one grandchild, John Staines also survive him.
    There are two sisters Mesdames J W Johnston (Kingaroy) and D C Woods (Taringa.)"

Children of William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods

William Joseph (Bill) Staines

M, b. 29 May 1900, d. 31 March 1961
  • William Joseph (Bill) Staines was born on 29 May 1900 in Teven, New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods.
  • William Joseph (Bill) Staines attended school in Logboy Provisional School between 1909 and 1910 The family lived at Crawford and William, Dorothy and Betty attended the School. The school closed in 1910 and was moved to Crawford where the children attended the school during 1910 before the girls moved to Collegiate Private School in Kingaroy.
    Logboy State School 1910 just before it was moved to Crawford.
    Back Row: Eileen Pearce, Vera Redman, Dorothy Staines, Jane Horrobin, Frank Clark, Charlie Pearce, Willie Staines Middle Row: Jemima Horrobin, Dorothy Pearce, Phyl Clark, Harry Friske, Charlie Friske, Dick Horrobin, Martin Lyons, Jimmy Lyons. Front Row: Tom Horrobin, Bessie Staines, Eveylin Pearce, Pearl Redman, Mistress Miss Ahern
  • He was enrolled at the Crawford State School in 1911 along with his sisters Bessie and Dorothy. They were first day pupils.
  • The following article appeared in the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate on 9 July 1923. "A message from Kingaroy states that the mysterious shooting affray at Fernbank is being investigated by the police. Early this morning W. J. Staines, junior, hearing a noise outside, went to investigate, and was shot in the right arm by someone unseen. A black tracker has been sent from Barambah Aboriginal Settlement to assist the police."
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1932 living at Queensland. He was a salesman.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Queensland. His occupation is shown as salesman.
  • At the age of 37 years, 10 months and 13 days, William Joseph (Bill) Staines married Elizabeth Fulton on 11 April 1938 in Presbyterian Church, Mackay.
  • In July 1940 William Joseph (Bill) Staines lived in Woombye.
  • He enlisted in the RAAF on 11 May 1942 in Brisbane. He was living at Kingaroy at the time and gave his next of kin as his wife Elizabeth. He was discharged on 11 Feb 1944 with the rank of Leading Aircraftsman at the 3rd Embarkment Depot.
  • William was a groomsman at the wedding of Thomas (Barry) Jorden-Ayling and Ethel (Dorothy or Dot) Staines, daughter of William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods, on 22 May 1943 in Queensland, Australia; Rev Will Cowan officiated at the marriage Service of Dot and Barry. Dorothy was given away by her brother LAC William Joseph Staines, RAAF. Her bridesmaid was her sister Miss Betty Staines. The reception was held at the White Rose Cafe, Nambour.
  • William Joseph (Bill) Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1946 and 1949 living at Maroochydore, Queensland. Occupation shown as agent.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1950 living at Nambour, Queensland. His occupation is shown as a salesman.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1952 living at Caboolture, Queensland. He is shown as a farmer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1955 and 1961 living at Beaudesert, Queensland. His occupation is shown as a salesman.
  • In 1961 he was a case Tractor Salesman, Plant & Plant.
  • William was buried on 31 March 1961 in Beaudesert, Queensland.
  • William Joseph (Bill) Staines died on 31 March 1961 in Beaudesert, Queensland, at age 60. He suffered from cancer.

Child of William Joseph (Bill) Staines and Elizabeth Fulton

William Lewis Staines

M, b. June 1862, d. September 1938
  • William Lewis Staines was born in June 1862 in Monks Kirby.
  • He was the son of Timothy Staines and Elizabeth Lewis.
  • His death was recorded with the Hammersmith, London, Registration District in the September 1938 Quarter.

William Morson Staines

M, b. 30 January 1853
  • William Morson Staines was baptized on 30 January 1853 in Monks Kirby.
  • He was the son of John Staines and Ann Morson.
  • At the age of 19 years, 6 months and 12 days, William Morson Staines married Emma Harwood on 11 August 1872 in Warwickshire. William was the son of John Staines, a servant living at Newbold Terrace and Emma the daughter of Richard Harwood who also lived at Newbold Terrace. Witnesses were Jane Harwood and George Knight.

William Thomas Staines

M, b. 1848, d. 11 June 1918
  • William Thomas Staines was born in 1848 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of Samuel Staines and Eliza Sydie.
  • On 5 October 1853,William Thomas Staines's father, Samuel Staines died in Parish of Camperdown, Sydney, at age 34. The cause of Samuel's death was a bit of a mystery. Betty Staines notes make reference to "Great grandma lived with the Judge who was very nice to her when workmen met with accident". Even though Betty lists the reason for Eliza's death, she only hinted at Samuel being involved in some sort of accident. Samuel's tombstone shows his death date as 7 October, his Death Certificate shows 5 October. The cause of death is not given on the certificate

    The following notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 5th October 1853 "FUNERAL.—The friends of the late Mr. Samuel Staines, Farrier, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, to move from his late residence, Flood's Buildings, Elizabeth-street, tomorrow (Friday) morning, at a quarter to 8 o'clock. JAMES CURTIS. Hunter-street, October 6. N.B.—No circulars will be issued."
  • On 26 April 1855 a list of subscribers to the PATRIOTIC FUND was printed in "The Sydney Morning Herald". Amongst them were members of the Congregational Sabath School in Pitt Street, Sydney. Fanny Staines donated 5 shillings and six pence, William Staines 4 shillings and 9 pence, Joseph Staines 4 shillings and three pence and Samuel Staines 4 shilling and 6 pence.
  • In 1856 Before she died William's mother Eliza made arrangements for the children to be looked after. William was "with some station people near Richmond, they merged into the AA Company."
  • On 18 January 1856,William Thomas Staines's mother, Eliza Sydie died in Parish of Camperdown, Sydney, at age 45. Family hearsay has it that Eliza accidentally swallowed a pin, and knew she was going to die. She arranged for the children to be looked after by friends and acquaintances. The following notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 19 January 1856.
    " FUNERAL.-The Friends of the deceased, Mrs. ELIZA STAINES, are invited to attend her funeral; to move from her late residence, Elizabeth street, THIS (Saturday.)"
  • At the age of 31 years, William Thomas Staines married Rose Hannah Madgwick (Magick), daughter of William John Magwick and Hannah Roberts, on 12 March 1879 in New South Wales, Australia. The service was officiated by Rev. Dr. Woollis.
  • William Thomas Staines was mentioned in a newspaper article in the Windsor and Richmond Gazette regarding the death of William John Magwick on 9 September 1899 "We have been informed that the late Mr W J Magick died from the effects of paralysis, and not rheumatism. He leaves a widow and 4 sons and 4 daughters, two of the latter being married, one to Mr W Staines, of the Bulga, and one to Mr W H Vaughan, of Granville. The chief mourners at the funeral on the 20th inst, were, Mr A Magick (son), Messrs W Staines and W H Vaughan (sons in-law), and C Roberts (brother in-law.)"
  • The following article appeared in the Singleton Argus on 2 June 1903. Illness of Mr W. Staines. — Much regret is expressed at the serious illness of Mr W. Staines, the popular manager of the Milbrodale, Mount Leonard, and Wombo estates in this locality. Mr Staines has been, confined to his bed for a considerable time, and is under, the care of Dr. Maffey, who hopes to have his patient about again in a little while. [NOTE- Did the paper have it wrong? Was it Rose who was ill?]
  • On 20 June 1903,his wife, Rose Hannah Madgwick (Magick) died in New South Wales.
  • The following article appeared in the Hawkesbury Herald on 26 June 1903. News reached Richmond this week of the death of Mrs. William Staines of Bulga, who expired on Saturday week last, after an illness of five days The deceased leaves four girls and boy, as well as her husband, to mourn their loss. She was a daughter of Mrs. Madgwick, of Richmond, and has a number of relatives in the district. For many years she resided in Richmond with her husband, both of whom were well known and highly respected.
  • William Thomas Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1906 and 1909 living at Singleton. He is shown as a drover, living with his three daughters Linda, Ida and Ethel.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1916 living at Aberdeen. He is shown as a station overseer, living with Linda and Ida.
  • William Thomas Staines died on 11 June 1918 in New South Wales.
  • William was buried in Singleton, New South Wales.
  • On 15 June 1918 William Thomas Staines's obituary appeared in the Singleton Argus reported:- "DEATH OF MR W. STAINES. The late Mr William Staines, who died at Aberdeen on Wednesday last and was buried at Whittingham cemetery on Thursday, was at one time a familiar figure in the stock trade in Singleton. Although of a somewhat reserved and retiring disposition, his sterling qualities won for him many friends, who deeply regret his death. The late Mr Staines was 69 years of age, and a native of Sydney, and was for many years resident at "Milbrodale," Bulga, where he was associated in stock business with the late Mr B. Richards. He left Bulga about nine years for Aberdeen, where he managed the "Blairmore" Estate for Mr Hall. Owing to ill-health he retired some 18 months ago. His wife pre-deceased him 15 years ago, and he leaves one son (Oscar), now managing an estate in Queensland, and four daughters, two of whom are married —Mrs J. A. Cotton, of Aberdeen, and Mrs E. B. Jackson, of Scone. The remains arrived here from Aberdeen by the mid-day train on Thursday, and the Rev. R. E. Wood house conducted the burial service". It read:- (an unknown value.)

Children of William Thomas Staines and Rose Hannah Madgwick (Magick)

Florence May Stalling

F, b. circa 1885
  • Florence May Stalling was born circa 1885.
  • Florence May Stalling married George Newley in 1907 in Queensland.

Children of Florence May Stalling and George Newley

Susan Stamp

F, b. 1875, d. 1939
  • Susan Stamp was born in 1875. She was the daughter of Edward Stamp and Edith Saunders.
  • At the age of 22 years, Susan Stamp married Jesse Wootton in 1897 in Queensland.
  • Susan was buried in 1939 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Susan Stamp died in 1939 in Queensland.

Child of Susan Stamp and Jesse Wootton

Elizabeth Stanberg

F, b. circa 1895
  • Elizabeth Stanberg was born circa 1895.
  • Elizabeth Stanberg married Augustinus Manteit, son of Johann Manteit and Mary Naumann, circa 1916.
  • Elizabeth Stanberg was listed as the next of kin of Edward August Manteit when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 21 January 1941 in Toowoomba. He was living in Chinchilla at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his mother Elizabeth Manteit. His service number was QX16587 and he served in the 2/26 Infantry Battalion the same regiment as his brother Arthur.
  • Elizabeth Stanberg was listed as the next of kin of Arthur James Manteit when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 23 April 1941 in Toowoomba. He was living in Chinchilla at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his mother Elizabeth Errington. His service number was QX16955 and he served in the 2/26 Infantry Battalion.

Children of Elizabeth Stanberg and Augustinus Manteit

Ruby Jane Stanberg

F, b. 1910, d. 29 September 2002

Audrey H Stanbury

F, b. circa 1900
  • Audrey H Stanbury was born circa 1900.
  • Her marriage to Geoffrey D Ebbrell was registered in the March 1926 Quarter in the Birkenhead, Cheshire Registration District.

Helena (Lehne) Stang

F, b. 1841, d. 15 November 1902
  • Helena (Lehne) Stang was born in 1841 in Linken, Niedersachen, Germany.
  • Helena (Lehne) Stang married August Ehrlich circa 1860.
  • Helena (Lehne) Stang and August Ehrlich immigrated to Moreton Bay on 4 September 1877. August 40, and Helena 36, travelled on the Charles Dickens with their four children Anna 10, Auguste 7, Friedrich 3 (who died on board) and Helene 1.
  • Helena (Lehne) Stang died on 15 November 1902 in Queensland.

Children of Helena (Lehne) Stang and August Ehrlich

Frederick Stanger

M, b. 1875, d. 6 August 1961
  • Frederick Stanger was born in 1875. He was the son of Louisa and Charles Stanger.
  • Frederick Stanger married Clara Maud Tomlinson circa 1913.
  • Frederick Stanger and Clara Maud Tomlinson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Anduramba. Frederick was a farmer and Clara carried out home duties.
  • Frederick Stanger and Clara Maud Tomlinson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Anduramba. Fred was a farmer and Clara carried out home duties.
  • Frederick Stanger died on 6 August 1961 in Queensland.
  • Frederick was buried on 8 August 1961 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Child of Frederick Stanger and Clara Maud Tomlinson

Marjorie Catherine Stanger

F, b. 20 June 1917, d. 20 November 2008

Bertha Maria Stanke

F, b. 19 June 1880, d. 30 August 1956

Christine Mathilda Stanke

F, b. 1876, d. 22 September 1934

Children of Christine Mathilda Stanke and William Albert Voll

George Friedrich Stanke

M, b. 9 May 1835, d. 23 November 1910
  • George Friedrich Stanke was born on 9 May 1835.
  • At the age of 39 years, 3 months and 19 days, George Friedrich Stanke married Eufrosene Kanowski, daughter of Johann Kanowski and Anna Beiber, on 28 August 1874 in Queensland.
  • George Friedrich Stanke died on 23 November 1910 in Queensland at age 75.

Children of George Friedrich Stanke and Eufrosene Kanowski

Martha Emilie Stanke

F, b. 8 September 1884

Eva Linda Stanton

F, b. 19 December 1907, d. 4 December 1988

Children of Eva Linda Stanton and Percival Randolf French

Evelyn Mena Iris Stanton

F, b. 1905

Ivy Florence Stanton

F, b. 1892, d. 1968

John Thomas Stanton

M, b. circa 1880
  • John Thomas Stanton was born circa 1880.
  • John Thomas Stanton married Theresa Fogg circa 1900.

Child of John Thomas Stanton and Theresa Fogg

Violet Constance Irene Stanton

F, b. 2 June 1894, d. 1985

William George Stanton

M, b. 1870, d. 1966

Children of William George Stanton and Amy Gertrude Eyles

William Leo Vernon Stanton

M, b. 1897, d. 1922

Herbert Charles Stanyer

M, b. circa 1900

Agnes Stapleton

F, b. 27 March 1906, d. 7 June 1991

Alfred Starck

M, b. 1890

Child of Alfred Starck and Beatrice Jacklin

August Carl Starck

M, b. December 1868, d. 1939

Children of August Carl Starck and Johanna Amelia Henrietta Hubner

August Frank Starck

M, b. 1899, d. 1902