Henry Ernest White

M, b. circa 1900
  • Henry Ernest White was born circa 1900.
  • Henry Ernest White married Gladys Annie Dodt in 1924 in Queensland.

Henry Gilbert White

M, b. 13 August 1837, d. 9 April 1930

Henry Gilbert White 1837-1930. Photo thanks to High Country News.
  • Henry Gilbert White was born on 13 August 1837 in Henton, Somerset, England. He was the son of William Blessley WHITE and Ann SPENCER.
  • He was the son of William Blessley White and Ann Spencer.
  • Henry Gilbert White and Mary Ann White immigrated to New South Wales on 1 August 1855. They travelled on the Lloyds from London. Henry was 18 years old and Mary Ann 24. She was from Henton, Somerset and he was from Caistdon, Mitchire?. According to immigration details Mary Ann was a "Nurse of Lunatic Asylum, housemaid or needlewoman"
    After travelling to Queensland on the Boomerang and then the Hawk to Ipswich, Henry was contracted for two years to Westbrook Station. He then tried his luck at the Talgai gold diggings before working as a carrier operating his bullock team between Ipswich and Roma. He farmed at Drayton, where he had establised his depot of his hauling business for a time before settling at Henton Brook (Portion 1918, Parish of Goombungee, 1280 acres.)
  • At the age of 32 years, 1 month and 21 days, Henry Gilbert White married Mary Ann Underwood on 4 October 1869 in Queensland.
  • In 1876 when land was thrown open for selection in the Haden District, then known as "Little Gormorn", Henry selected 1280 acres, portion 1918, in the Parish of Goombungee. The purchase price was 2/6 per acre and payable over five years at 6d. per acre each year. Specific improvements also had to be made over that 5 years. With the help of Mary Ann's brother in laws, Joseph Millard and Robert Cavanagh Henry built a two roomed house of hand trimmed timber with a bark roof. When the house was finished Mary Ann and their three small children Charles, Annie and Sarah moved from Drayton where they had been staying. Amy, their fourth child was the first white child to be born in the district. Four more were born in the following years - George, Ada, Sidney and Gilbert.
    Henry named to property "Henton" after his birthplace in England. The Hentonbrook Post Office was established there some years later, mail being delivered by contactors to and from Meringandan until the railway was connected to Haden (then Wahoon). Members of the local aborigine tribes often came to the homestead looking for food and tobacco and during nut season at the Bunya Mountains many other tribes passed through.
    While clearing and developing his land, Henry sold butter, cheese and home cured bacon in Toowoomba and Dalby. He was one of the first in the district to do so, and stored his produce in a cellar dug into the side of a hill. After some years a new home replaced the original two bedroom hut. Grapes for wine making and wheat and barley were also grown on the property. He also had a herd of shorthorn cattle and eight hundred sheep.
    Henry donated five acres of his land for the building of a school at Doctor's Creek. He also donated the land, around 1923, on which the present St John's church stands today.
  • About in 1891 the White family posed for a photo outside their shingle roofed second home. From left - George, Henry Gilbert, Annie, Sarah Ruth, Mary Ann, Gilbert Julius, Charles Spencer. The other children Amy, Ada and Sidney were at school.
    Family of Henry Gilbert White and Mary Ann Underwoood outside their home c 1891. Photo thanks to L. O'Neill
  • In 1901 Henry was listed as a farmer of Goombungee in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • Henry Gilbert White and Mary Ann White appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Doctor's Creek Post Office. Henry was a farmer as was their son Charles and George. Daughters Annie, Amy and Sarah carried out home duties as did Mary Ann.
  • Henry Gilbert White and Mary Ann Underwood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Doctor's Creek. Henry was a farmer. Their daugthers Annie, Ada and Amy also lived at Doctor's Creek. They and Mary Ann carried out home duties. Sons Gilbert, George and Charles were all farmers and most likely still live with their parents.
  • About1911 the White family posed for a photo - Standing Amy, Charles, Annie, Sidney, Ada, John NEWTON, Rose, Gilbert. Sitting - Annie KING with Mary, Henry, Mary Ann with Rosalie, Henry Gilbert, Stanley, Sarah NEWTON with Ada.
    Family of Henry Gilbert White and Mary Ann Underwoood c 1911 (Mary Hannah Newton born Oct 1910 is in the photo). Photo thanks to L. O'Neill
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  • On 13 July 1919,his wife, Mary Ann Underwood died in Queensland at age 73.
  • Henry Gilbert White died on 9 April 1930 in Doctors Creek, Queensland, at age 92. He died at his home - Henton Brook.
  • He was buried on 10 April 1930 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Children of Henry Gilbert White and Mary Ann Underwood

Henry William White

M, b. 7 June 1907, d. 19 August 1969
  • Henry William White was born on 7 June 1907 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Charles Spencer White and Annie Penrose King.
  • About 1911 the White family posed for a photo - Standing Amy, Charles, Annie, Sidney, Ada, John NEWTON, Rose, Gilbert. Sitting - Annie KING with Mary, Henry, Mary Ann with Rosalie, Henry Gilbert, Stanley, Sarah NEWTON with Ada.
  • Henry William White enlisted in the Volunteer Defense Corps on 17 June 1942 in Goombungee. He lived at Henton Brook when he enlisted and gave his next of kin as he mother Annie. He was discharged on 21 oct 1945 with the rank of Private in the 7th Battalion VDC.
  • Henry William White died on 19 August 1969 in Queensland at age 62.
  • He was buried on 20 August 1969 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Hester Booth White

F, b. 1877
  • Hester Booth White was born in 1877 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John White and Jane Barkman.
  • At the age of 27 years, Hester Booth White married Lionel George Hutton in 1904 in Queensland.

Jane Maria White

F, b. circa 1823

John White

M, b. 1836, d. circa 1914
  • John White was born in 1836 in England.
  • At the age of 21 years, John White married Henrietta Jarrett on 19 April 1857 in Kent, England.
  • John White and Henrietta Jarrett immigrated to Queensland on 20 February 1878. Henrietta, aged 1 travelled to Australia on the Gauntlet with her husband John also 41 and children William S aged 16 and Emily aged 6. They left London on 14 October 1877.
  • John White and William Samuel Jarrett lived in Brisbane for a few years after arriving in Australia. William worked as a saddle tree maker for a saddler in Brisbane before becoming a carpenter. In 1891 he moved his family to Wallumbilla where he worked as a builder erecting schools, churches and homesteads.
    At some stage John and Henrietta moved to Crow's Nest, some time before Emily's marriage in 1887 to Thomas Blinco.
  • Between 1901 and 1905 he was storekeeper and produce merchant, according officail records.
  • John White and Henrietta Jarrett appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1905 and 1908 living at Crow's Nest. John was an engine driver and Henrietta carried out domestic duties. He worked for Blinco's sawmill at Crow's Nest.
  • John White and Henrietta Jarrett appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. John was an engine driver and Henrietta carried out home duties.
  • John White died circa 1914. According to family, John died about ten years before Henrietta, but to date his death record has not been found.

Children of John White and Henrietta Jarrett

  • William Samuel Jarrett+ b. 1862, d. 1939; John and Henrietta White didn't have any children of their own. They brought Emily, who was having a difficult home life and William, Hernietta's nephew with them to Australia
  • Emily Rosina Wellington+ b. 11 May 1871, d. 30 December 1944; John and Henrietta White didn't have any children of their own. They brought Emily, who was having a difficult home life and William, Hernietta's nephew with them to Australia

John White

M, b. 1841, d. 13 June 1923
  • John White was born in 1841. He was the son of William WHITE and Mary.
  • At the age of 30 years, John White married Jane Barkman, daughter of William Barkman and Jane Tomlinson, in 1871 in Queensland.
  • On 10 September 1910,his wife, Jane Barkman died in Queensland.
  • John White died on 13 June 1923 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 14 June 1923 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of John White and Jane Barkman

John White

M, b. circa 1934, d. 28 October 2000

John Charles (Jack) White

M, b. 6 October 1910, d. 23 October 1988
  • John Charles (Jack) White was born on 6 October 1910 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William White and Ethel Jane Barnes.
  • John Charles (Jack) White commenced school at Pinelands State School on 6 October 1916. His birth year was given as 1911. His father William was a farmer at Pinelands. His sibling attended the school in later years. With each enrollment their age was reduced by one year.
  • At the age of 20 years and 8 months, John Charles (Jack) White married Eliza Ann (Ann) Barton, daughter of Thomas James Barton and Annie Jane Mowat, in July 1931 in Queensland. Their marriage got off to a rocky start as reported in The Sydney Morning Herald on 23 July - AEROPLANE HITS TREE.
    Newly-married Couple Injured.
    BRISBANE, Wednesday
    Misfortune befell a bride and bridegroom at Crow's Nest (at the racecourse) to-day, when the aeroplane in which they were travelling hit a tree when taking off and turned over. Mr. and Mrs. White, the newly-married couple, received cuts on their faces and heads and suffered from shock. Pilot Higginson received cuts on the face. The machine was badly damaged.
  • In July 1931 Percy Guy wrote this poem about Jack and Eliza White's fated honeymoon flight.

    To Jacky and Wife
    With happy smiles they bade farewell
    To friends that afternoon
    Ere they stepped in an aeorplane
    To spend their honeymoon.

    But elements beyond control
    Of human hand and mind.
    They intervened unhearalded
    To prove a fate unkind.

    The aeroplane had gone aloft
    Just o'er the tree tops there
    When suddenly it swerved and fell
    A wreck beyond repair.

    Its human freight in wreckage lay
    Their faces screened with blood,
    To meet the gaze of anxious friends
    Who heard the sickening thud.

    Tho' they are injured painfully,
    May they recover soon,
    And in the future both enjoy
    One lifelong honeymoon
    John Charles (Jack) White.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Army on 15 July 1942 in Crow's Nest. He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Eliza. He was discahrged from the 2/1 Field Company with the rank of Sapper on 14 Jan 1946.
  • He and Eliza Ann (Ann) Barton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Jack was a farmer. Eliza gave their address as Sharpe Street.
  • John Charles (Jack) White died on 23 October 1988 at age 78.
  • He was buried on 25 October 1988 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
    Grave of John Charles White (1910-1988) and Eliza Ann nee Barton White (1909-2005). Crow's Nest Cemetery

Child of John Charles (Jack) White and Eliza Ann (Ann) Barton

John Duncan Forbes White

M, b. 1875, d. 1930

John Joseph James White

M, b. 1883, d. 1954

Joseph White

M, b. 7 August 1851, d. 13 October 1931
  • Joseph White was born on 7 August 1851. He was the son of John William WHITE and Margaret MCCORMACK.
  • At the age of 23 years, Joseph White married Amelia Matilda White in 1875 in Tasmania.
  • In 1892 Joseph and his family, urged by his brother George, undertook the arduous journey from Hobart to Thargaminda where Joseph took over the running of the prosperous store his brother had established there. The store failed because Joseph, with his strict Methodist beliefs, ceased sellling the liquor on which most of the stores trade depended. After the store closed, Joseph took his family to Crow's Nest where he opened a drapery store.
  • Joseph White's son, Geoffrey Guy White was buried in Thargaminda Cemetery.
  • Joseph White moved to Toowoomba and then Crow's Nest in 1901.
  • He and Amelia Matilda White appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Creek Street, Crow's Nest. Joseph was a merchant. Their sons Norman, an accountant (1903) and Raymond, a store assistant also lived in Crow's Nest.
  • On 25 July 1907 The Queenslander reported that a fire had destroyed a building belonging to Joseph. The article read:- FIRE AT CROW'S NEST.

    DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT £2000. CROW'S NEST, July 25.

    A disastrous fire occurred here at 4 a.m. to-day, destroying the building owned by Mr. Joseph White, and occupied by Messrs. Eden and Groom (solicitors), T.G. Robinson and Co. (of Toowoomba), James Symes (storekeeper), and W. H. Carlile (saddler). Fortunately there was no wind at the time of the outbreak ; if a westerly wind had been blowing the whole block, comprising six business premises, including the Q.N. Bank and the Post Office, must have gone. As it was, the next building started to burn, but the water furnished by the bucket brigade pre vented further damage.. The total loss is estimated at £2000. The heaviest loser will be Mr. Carlile (saddler), who was only insured for £50 (in the Australian Alliance). The property is insured for £400 in the New Zealand office, and James Symes's stock for £800 in the Alliance. The origin of the fire is a mystery. The outbreak was first noticed by Mrs. James Gleeson, after it had got a fair hold.
  • Joseph White and Amelia Matilda White appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Creek Street, Crow's Nest. Amelia carried out domestic duties and Joseph was shown as a music teacher, having given up his drapery store. Their sons Kenneth and Ray were also living at Creek Street and were auctioneers.
  • On 24 July 1923,his wife, Amelia Matilda White died in Queensland at age 68.
  • Joseph White appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Crow's Nest. Joseph was a music teacher.
  • Joseph White died on 13 October 1931 in Queensland at age 80.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • On 22 October 1931 Joseph White's obituary appeared in The Queenslander. It read:- It read:- The death occurred at Crow's Nest, on October 13, of Mr. Joseph White. Deceased was a native of Tasmania, where he was born
    in 1851. He became engaged in commercial pursuits in Hobart, and was married to Miss White, also of Hobart, in the year, 1874. He came to Queensland about forty years ago, and eventually opened a general store in Thargomindah, where he took a prominent part in the commercial and social life of the town. The late Mr. White was always a keen church worker, and for many years was organist in the Methodist Church in Hobart, and prior to his departure from that city he was the recipient of a framed address from the congregation, also a gold watch from the trustees, as a memento of the high esteem in which he was held. From Thargomindah Mr. White, accompanied by his wife and family, moved to Toowoomba, where he again engaged in commercial pursuits, and from there he went to Crow's Nest, about 30 years ago. Here he opened a general store. In 1906 he retired from business, and since then had lived privately in Crow's Nest. He was amongst the foundation members of the Crow's Nest Masonic Lodge, and for a number of years was lodge organist. Mrs. White pre-deceased Mr. White, who was 80 years of age, is survived by three sons, Messrs. Norman White, managing director of the Daily Mail, Ltd., Brisbane; Mr. Raymond White, a well-known Brisbane estate agent, and Mr. Kenneth White, who is also in the real estate business in Brisbane; and one daughter, Mrs. R. K. Hobbs, of Wollongong, New South Wales."
  • On 1 November 1931 A memorial service was held for him at the Crow's Nest Methodist Church. The Courier Mail reported on 2nd November- OBITUARY.
    Mr. J. White.
    CROW'S NEST, November 1.

    A memorial service was held here this morning in memory of the late Mr. Joseph White, the church being crowded. Rev. James Stirling, in an impressive sermon, said the late Mr. White, during the whole of his life, had been a devoted church worker, first, at Hobart and later at Thargomindah and Crow's Nest. He had served his church as trustee, choir master, and organist, and the present choir at Crow's Nest owed its formation.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church building and fence. Joseph and Amelia's names were amongst them.
    Pioneer Plaque to Joseph and Amelia White- Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of Joseph White and Amelia Matilda White

Joshua White

M, b. circa 1840
  • Joshua White was born circa 1840.
  • Joshua White married Emily Bellemy circa 1855.

Child of Joshua White and Emily Bellemy

Joy Elizabeth White

F, b. 5 December 1921, d. 3 May 1988
  • Joy Elizabeth White was born on 5 December 1921 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of William Botham White and Elsie Mabel Holdaway.
  • Joy Elizabeth White died on 3 May 1988 in New Zealand at age 66.

Kate Alice White

F, b. 1893, d. 1935

Kathleen Kay White

F, b. 25 April 1932, d. 30 September 2017

Kenneth Wilson White

M, b. 1889, d. 1957
  • Kenneth Wilson White was born in 1889 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of Joseph White and Amelia Matilda White.
  • Kenneth Wilson White appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Creek Street, Crow's Nest. He was an auctioneer as was his brother Raymond, and most likely lived with his parents in their home in Creek Street.
  • At the age of 25 years, Kenneth Wilson White married Isabella May Lane in 1914 in Queensland.
  • Kenneth Wilson White died in 1957 in Queensland.

Leslie Charles White

M, b. 1896
  • Leslie Charles White was also known as Charles Leslie.
  • He was born in 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Charles White and Sarah Arnold.
  • Leslie Charles White commenced school at Pinelands State School on 30 May 1905. He was 8 years 1 month old. His father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1919 living at Crow's Nest. He was a labourer and his sister Florence May carried out home duties at "The Pines" in Plainby.
  • At the age of 25 years, Leslie Charles White married Sarah Margaret Gleeson, daughter of William Gleeson and Annie Hayden, in 1921 in Queensland.
  • Leslie Charles White and Sarah Margaret Gleeson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Les was a lorry driver.

Children of Leslie Charles White and Sarah Margaret Gleeson

Lilian Adeline White

F, b. 3 May 1910, d. 2000

Lily Louisa White

F, b. 12 March 1910, d. 31 October 1985

Child of Lily Louisa White and Leslie Robert Hess

Llyod James White

M, b. circa 1930, d. 1936

Louisa Alice Jane White

F, b. 1908

Lucy Ann White

F, b. 10 July 1914, d. 26 February 2005
  • Lucy Ann White was born on 10 July 1914 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William White and Ethel Jane Barnes.
  • Lucy Ann White commenced school at Pinelands State School on 11 October 1920. Her birth year was given as 1915.
  • At the age of 23 years, Lucy Ann White married Leslie Harold Kajewski in 1938 in Queensland.
  • Lucy Ann White died on 26 February 2005 at age 90.
  • She was buried in Caloundra Cemetery.

Mabel A White

F, b. 9 June 1915, d. 1916
  • Mabel A White was born on 9 June 1915 in New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of Frank Edward White and Linda Crawford.
  • Mabel A White died in 1916 in New South Wales.

Maria Minne White

F, b. 1875

Children of Maria Minne White and George Langdon Lane

Marjorie Florence White

F, b. 29 May 1909

Mary Ann White

F, b. 17 February 1830, d. 1 November 1892
  • Mary Ann White was born on 17 February 1830 in Hampshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of William Blessley White and Ann Spencer.
  • Mary Ann White and Henry Gilbert White immigrated to New South Wales on 1 August 1855. They travelled on the Lloyds from London. Henry was 18 years old and Mary Ann 24. She was from Henton, Somerset and he was from Caistdon, Mitchire?. According to immigration details Mary Ann was a "Nurse of Lunatic Asylum, housemaid or needlewoman"
    After travelling to Queensland on the Boomerang and then the Hawk to Ipswich, Henry was contracted for two years to Westbrook Station. He then tried his luck at the Talgai gold diggings before working as a carrier operating his bullock team between Ipswich and Roma. He farmed at Drayton, where he had establised his depot of his hauling business for a time before settling at Henton Brook (Portion 1918, Parish of Goombungee, 1280 acres.)
  • At the age of 27 years, Mary Ann White married James William Jull in 1858 in Glebe, New South Wales. (Surname spelt JULT on marriage record). They had 10 children, the first being born at Bombala in the Snowy Mountains. Two more children were born in Sydney before the family moved to Queensland. They were living at Drayton at the time James took up his selection at Haden in 1878.
  • On 26 April 1877,Mary Ann White's daughter, Annie Jull was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • On 7 September 1877,Mary Ann White's son, Henry Gilbert Jull was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • In 1878 moved from Drayton to the Haden district. They named their property "Arlington". James, who was adept at constructing shingle roofs, built their first house of bark lined with calico. Later another home was constructed on the property.
    Mary Ann was a millner making Cabbage tree hats for the local trade as well as shops such as Cribb & Foote in Ipswich. The children helped plait the leaves while Mary Ann bleached & blocked the hats.
    During the drought the family washing was done in a nearby creek.
  • In 1891 the White family posed for a photo outside their shingle roofed second home. From left - George, Henry Gilbert, Annie, Sarah Ruth, Mary Ann, Gilbert Julius, Charles Spencer. The other children Amy, Ada and Sidney were at school.
    Family of Henry Gilbert White and Mary Ann Underwoood outside their home c 1891. Photo thanks to L. O'Neill
  • Mary Ann White died on 1 November 1892 in Queensland at age 62.
  • She was buried on 2 November 1892 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • She and Henry Gilbert White appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Doctor's Creek Post Office. Henry was a farmer as was their son Charles and George. Daughters Annie, Amy and Sarah carried out home duties as did Mary Ann.

Children of Mary Ann White and James William Jull

Mary Hanna White

F, b. October 1910, d. 19 December 1985
  • Mary Hanna White was born in October 1910 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Spencer White and Annie Penrose King.
  • About 1911 the White family posed for a photo - Standing Amy, Charles, Annie, Sidney, Ada, John NEWTON, Rose, Gilbert. Sitting - Annie KING with Mary, Henry, Mary Ann with Rosalie, Henry Gilbert, Stanley, Sarah NEWTON with Ada.
  • Mary Hanna White died on 19 December 1985 at age 75.
  • She was buried on 21 December 1985 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Mary Jane White

F, b. 1873

Maxwell Clarke Wilcox White

M, b. 19 September 1907