Coreen Murial (Corrie) Breydon

F, b. 16 December 1919, d. 2 January 1997
  • Coreen Murial (Corrie) Breydon was born on 16 December 1919 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • Coreen Murial (Corrie) Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll with Ruby Violet Thornber in 1943 in Brooklyn, Haden. She carried out home duties and most likely lived with her sons John and Gordon and daughters.
  • Coreen Murial (Corrie) Breydon died on 2 January 1997 at age 77.
  • Coreen was buried on 7 January 1997 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. LAWS1-00L-0012.

Eleanor Breydon

F, b. 1872, d. 1925
  • Eleanor Breydon was born in 1872 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • Eleanor Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 29 years, Eleanor Breydon married George Theophilus Williams in 1901 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • She was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919.
    DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • Eleanor Breydon died in 1925 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Eliza Breydon

F, b. 1873, d. 9 October 1934
  • Eliza Breydon was born in 1873 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • Eliza Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • Eliza Breydon was of the Primitive Methodist faith.
  • At the age of 28 years, Eliza Breydon married Norman White, son of Joseph White and Amelia Matilda White, on 17 September 1901 in Methodist Church, Brooklyn, Queensland. The Brisbane Courier reported on 21 September :- WEDDING AT BROOKLYN. White-Breydon. The marriage of Norman White, eldest son of Mr. J. White, of Crow's Nest, to Eliza, youngest daughter of Mrs. Graham, of Brooklyn, took place at the Methodist Church, Brooklyn, on Tuesday, 17th instant, the church being beautifully decorated for the occasion. The Rev. Charles Wesley officiated. The bride was given away by Mr. H. Graham, and looked charming in a gown of Duchess satin veiled with cream silk lace, trimmed with pearl passementeries and orange blossom, and carried a very pretty shower bouquet. The bridesmaids were Miss Black and Miss Crawford. The first wore cream crepe with trans parent yoke and collar, bodice prettily tucked, and trimmed with blue chiffon, and a very pretty crinoline straw hat,'trimmed with blue chiffon and cream roses; the second bridesmaid wore cream nun's veiling, fancy transparent yoke, trimmed peacock bebe ribbon, crinoline straw hat, trimmed with peacock chiffon and cerise roses. The bridesmaids had pretty bangles, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried handsome bouquets. The best man was Mr. Ray White, and the groomsman Mr. J. Breydon. Mrs. Graham, mother of the bride, wore a costume of fine black bengaline, trimmed with lace, over cream satin, finished with jet bonnet ensuite Mrs. J. White, mother of bridegroom, wore a very handsome dress of brocade with garniture of cream chiffon, edged with chenille. The wedding was a very quiet one. Mr. and Mrs. Graham re ceived a few relatives and friends after the cere mony. Some very handsome presents were re ceived, and numerous cheques; bridegroom to bride, pearl and diamond brooch set in a crescent, and a gold muff chain, bride to bride groom, valuable Cutler writing-desk. The travelling dress was of biscuit coloured voile, richly trimmed with cream silk guipure, and hat en suite. the bride and the bridegroom drove in from Brooklyn and caught the mail train from Crow's Nest, en route for Maryborough.
  • Eliza Breydon and Norman White appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Norman was an accountant. His father Joseph was a merchant and brother Ray, a store assistant. They also lived in Crow's Nest.
  • Eliza Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties. Norman's name was not on the roll.
  • She was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919.
    DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • Eliza Breydon died on 9 October 1934 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Eliza was buried on 9 October 1934 in Toowong Cemetery.
  • On 18 October 1934 Eliza Breydon's obituary appeared in The Queenslander. It read:- The death of Mrs. Norman White, of "Alverna," Bellevue Terrace, Wooloowin, occurred on Tuesday of last week after a brief illness, although she had been in indifferent health for some time past. The late Mrs. White was bom at Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Ireland, and arrived in Queensland with her mother and family on the last voyage of the Dunbar Castle to Brisbane. Her mother, Mrs. John Breydon, became one of the pioneer settlers at Ramsay, near Toowoomba, and founded the property known as Summer Hill. Later she lived at Brooklyn for some years, and was married to Mr. Norman White, of Crow's Nest, in 1901. Her husband and two daughters. Misses Beryl and Clarice White, survive her. Mrs. White was an active church worker in the Crow's Nest and other districts in which she resided, and was well known for her unobtrusive acts of sympathy and kindness. She was a woman of simple tastes and a lover of her home and garden."

Children of Eliza Breydon and Norman White

Gordon Graham Breydon

M, b. 22 May 1915, d. 21 February 2004
  • Gordon Graham Breydon was born on 22 May 1915 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • Gordon Graham Breydon and John Thornber (Jack) Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Brooklyn, Haden. They were both labourers.
  • Gordon Graham Breydon died on 21 February 2004 at age 88. He was living at the Rangeview nursing home at the time of his death formerly of Brooklyn, Haden.
  • He was buried on 25 February 2004 in Crow's Nest Cemetery after a service held at the Crow's Nest Methodist Church.

James Breydon

M, b. 10 January 1866, d. 1940
  • James Breydon was born on 10 January 1866 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • James Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 44 years, James Breydon married Andruetta Ethel Eddy in 1911 in Western Australia.
  • He was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919. The Brisbane Courier.
  • James Breydon died in 1940 in Western Australia.

John Breydon

M, b. 1875, d. 5 February 1933
  • John Breydon was born in 1875 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Ireland.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • John Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • John was a groomsman at the wedding of Norman White and Eliza Breydon, daughter of John Breydon and Jane Savage, on 17 September 1901 in Methodist Church, Brooklyn, Queensland; The Brisbane Courier reported on 21 September :- WEDDING AT BROOKLYN. White-Breydon. The marriage of Norman White, eldest son of Mr. J. White, of Crow's Nest, to Eliza, youngest daughter of Mrs. Graham, of Brooklyn, took place at the Methodist Church, Brooklyn, on Tuesday, 17th instant, the church being beautifully decorated for the occasion. The Rev. Charles Wesley officiated. The bride was given away by Mr. H. Graham, and looked charming in a gown of Duchess satin veiled with cream silk lace, trimmed with pearl passementeries and orange blossom, and carried a very pretty shower bouquet. The bridesmaids were Miss Black and Miss Crawford. The first wore cream crepe with trans parent yoke and collar, bodice prettily tucked, and trimmed with blue chiffon, and a very pretty crinoline straw hat,'trimmed with blue chiffon and cream roses; the second bridesmaid wore cream nun's veiling, fancy transparent yoke, trimmed peacock bebe ribbon, crinoline straw hat, trimmed with peacock chiffon and cerise roses. The bridesmaids had pretty bangles, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried handsome bouquets. The best man was Mr. Ray White, and the groomsman Mr. J. Breydon. Mrs. Graham, mother of the bride, wore a costume of fine black bengaline, trimmed with lace, over cream satin, finished with jet bonnet ensuite Mrs. J. White, mother of bridegroom, wore a very handsome dress of brocade with garniture of cream chiffon, edged with chenille. The wedding was a very quiet one. Mr. and Mrs. Graham re ceived a few relatives and friends after the cere mony. Some very handsome presents were re ceived, and numerous cheques; bridegroom to bride, pearl and diamond brooch set in a crescent, and a gold muff chain, bride to bride groom, valuable Cutler writing-desk. The travelling dress was of biscuit coloured voile, richly trimmed with cream silk guipure, and hat en suite. the bride and the bridegroom drove in from Brooklyn and caught the mail train from Crow's Nest, en route for Maryborough.
  • John Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan, Crow's Nest. He was a grazier.
  • At the age of 33 years, John Breydon married Ruby Violet Thornber, daughter of Frederick William Thornber and Harriet Rowles, in 1908 in Queensland.
  • John Breydon purchased 640 acres of land from John Barnes. John Barnes sold all of his properties at Emu Creek when he left the district. The Darling Downs Gazette reported the outcome on 23 March 1912 " The auction of John Barnes, Emu Creek selections, was a great success. 'Redmond's Block' 640 acres, was sold to H. Graham; 'Station Block', 640 acres, to John Breydon; 'Sexton's Block' 160 acres, to John Maddern; and 'Rhodes Block' 160 acres, to Egbert Maddern. The sale was conducted by Mr.Ray White, and was one of the most successful sales held for a long time."
  • John Breydon was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919.
    DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Brooklyn, Djuan. John was a grazier.
  • Between 1930 and 1933 he was the Chairman of the Crow's Nest Shire Council.
  • John Breydon died on 5 February 1933 in Queensland.
  • John was buried on 6 March 1933 in Emu Creek Cemetery.
  • On 7 March 1933 John Breydon's obituary appeared in The Brisbane Courier. It read:- "The death occurred on Sunday afternoon, at his residence, Brooklyn, Haden [Emu Creek], of Councillor John Breydon, chairman of the Crow's Nest Shire Council. Although the deceased had not enjoyed good health for some time, his death came somewhat unexpectedly. He was in his 58th year, and had represented No. 3 Division of the council for the past nine years, and during the latter three he had been chairman. He was a keen worker for the Methodist Church, and in addition to being a local preacher, he was a trustee and a church steward at Gowrie Flat. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at Glenaven [Emu Creek] cemetery, and was largely attended. Prior to the service at the graveside, the Rev. Ira Meneir conducted a brief service at the home. All the local bodies were represented at the grave side. The late Councillor Breydon is survived by a widow, four daughters, two sons, two sisters, and two brothers; He was a native of County Fermanagh, North Ireland."
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Henry's Graham's name, along with that of his wife Jane (nee Savage, formerly Breydon), & step son John Breydon were amongst them - Henry Graham, Jane Savage.

Children of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber

John Breydon

M, b. circa 1835, d. between 1875 and 1879
  • John Breydon was born circa 1835.
  • John Breydon married Jane Savage circa 1862.
  • John Breydon died between 1875 and 1879 in Ireland.

Children of John Breydon and Jane Savage

John Thornber (Jack) Breydon

M, b. 1 January 1913, d. 9 May 2006

John Thormber (Jack) Breydon 1913-2006
  • John Thornber (Jack) Breydon was born on 1 January 1913 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • John Thornber (Jack) Breydon and Gordon Graham Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Brooklyn, Haden. They were both labourers.
  • John Thornber (Jack) Breydon died on 9 May 2006 at age 93.
  • He was buried on 12 May 2006 in Crow's Nest Cemetery after a service at the Crow's Nest Uniting Church.

Leslie Breydon

M, b. circa 1923, d. 24 August 1923
  • Leslie Breydon was born circa 1923.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • Leslie Breydon died on 24 August 1923 in Queensland.
  • Leslie was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery.

Mary Breydon

F, b. 1868, d. 1 September 1937
  • Mary Breydon was born in 1868 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Ireand.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • Mary Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 34 years, Mary Breydon married Charles Hackett in 1902, in Brisbane, in Queensland.
  • She was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919.
    DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • Mary Breydon died on 1 September 1937 in Queensland.

Melville Myrtle Breydon

F, b. 12 July 1917, d. 14 May 2006
  • Melville Myrtle Breydon was born on 12 July 1917 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • Melville Myrtle Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll with Ruby Violet Thornber in 1943 in Brooklyn, Haden. She carried out home duties and most likely lived with her sons John and Gordon and daughters.
  • Melville Myrtle Breydon married William Charles Hooper, a transport driver circa 1948.
  • Melville Myrtle Breydon died on 14 May 2006 in Toowoomba at age 88.
  • Melville was buried in Garden of Remembrance, Toowoomba.

Merle Phyllis Breydon

F, b. 31 August 1924, d. 22 October 2018

Lieutenant Richard Breydon

M, b. 6 November 1869, d. 1949
  • Lieutenant Richard Breydon was born on 6 November 1869 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He married Mary Donaldson in Brisbane in 1902, after seeing active service from 1899-1902.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • Lieutenant Richard Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 33 years, Lieutenant Richard Breydon married Mary Donaldson in 1903 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919.
    DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • Lieutenant Richard Breydon died in 1949 in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Robert Breydon

M, b. 1864, d. 16 December 1932
  • Robert Breydon was born in 1864 in Knockmacrooney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of John Breydon and Jane Savage.
  • Robert Breydon immigrated on 26 October 1880 with Jane Savage. Jane, aged given as 38, sailed from Plymouth on the Dunbar Castle with her children Robert 16, James 14, Mary 12, Richard 10, Ellen 8, Eliza 7, and John 5.
  • At the age of 27 years, Robert Breydon married Mary Hall Jansen in 1891 in Queensland.
  • Robert Breydon was mentioned in the Obituary of Jane Savage on 8 March 1919. DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT CROWS NEST, March 7. The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Mrs Henry Graham, of Brooklyn, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, at the age of 81 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, and in the absence of the Rev R. P. Pope, the service, at the request of Mr Pope, was conducted by the Rev Richard Kerr, ex-clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, brother-in-law of deceased. Mr Kerr in speaking at the service held in the house, referred to the fact that he had officiated at the marriage of Mr and Mrs Graham, 32 years ago, when they took up their residence at Brooklyn, Emu Creek. The work of Mr and Mrs Graham in the district as pioneers had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of neighbours and friends and this was evidenced by the large concourse that assembled from all parts of the district at the funeral. Mrs Graham arrived in Queensland in 1880, on the Dunbar Castle (which was wrecked on the return voyage). She was then a widow and made her first home at Ramsay near Cambooya, where she lived until her marriage with Mr Graham in 1887. The late Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Mr Henry Graham and four sons and three daughters - Robert Breydon, Ramsay, Cambooya , James Breydon, Perth (WA), Lieut Richard Breydon, Melbourne, John Breydon, Brooklyn, Emu Creek ; Mrs Hackett Warwick, Mrs Harry William, Warwick, and Mrs Norman White, Wooloowin.
  • On 9 December 1932 Robert Breydon's obituary appeared in The Brisbane Courier. It read:- "The death occurred on Tuesday, at his residence, Summer Hill, Ramsay, of Mr. Robert Breydon, one of the best known dairy farmers in the district. The deceased, who had been ill for some time, was 68 years of age. He came from one of the oldest families in the district, his father and mother having founded the property at Summer Hill over 50 years ago. He is survived by his widow and a grown-up family, including two sons, Leslie and Harry, and two daughters, Mrs. Malcolm Luck, Toowoomba, and Miss Enid Breydon. His brothers are James (West Australia), Richard (Melbourne), and John (Crow's Nest); and his sisters, Mrs. Hackett (Warwick), Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Norman White (Brisbane). The funeral took place on Wednesday."
  • Robert Breydon died on 16 December 1932 in Queensland.

Ruby Violet Breydon

F, b. 22 March 1909
  • Ruby Violet Breydon was born on 22 March 1909 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Breydon and Ruby Violet Thornber.
  • Ruby Violet Breydon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at 31 Waverley Road, Taringa, Brisbane. She was a tailoress and living apart from Walter.

Harriett Briar

F, b. circa 1848

Ada Bridgeman

F, b. 25 December 1891, d. 1972

Agnes Jane Bridgeman

F, b. 1871, d. 16 April 1934
  • Agnes Jane Bridgeman was born in 1871 in Snake Valley, Carngham, Victoria.
  • She was the daughter of Alexander Alfred Bridgeman and Agnes Methven.
  • At the age of 20 years, Agnes Jane Bridgeman married John Wilson in 1891 in Victoria.
  • On 7 July 1929,her husband, John Wilson died in Carngham, Victoria.
  • Agnes Jane Bridgeman died on 16 April 1934 in Carngham, Victoria.
  • Agnes was buried in Carngham General Cemetery.

Children of Agnes Jane Bridgeman and John Wilson

Alexander Alfred Bridgeman

M, b. 1841, d. November 1903
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman was born in 1841 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • He was the son of Thomas Bridgeman and Sarah Newitt.
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman was baptized in St James Church of England, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • At the age of 22 years, Alexander Alfred Bridgeman married Agnes Methven in 1863 in Victoria. [Reg. No 30]
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman died in November 1903 in Snake Valley, Carngham, Victoria. [Reg No 12834]. His father was given as Thomas Bridgeman and mother Sara Newitt. According to an article in the Weekly Times he was born in 1840.

Children of Alexander Alfred Bridgeman and Agnes Methven

Alexander Alfred Bridgeman

M, b. 1864, d. 1951
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman was born in 1864 in Carngham, Victoria.
  • He was the son of Alexander Alfred Bridgeman and Agnes Methven.
  • At the age of 21 years, Alexander Alfred Bridgeman married Bridget Mary Haggis in 1885 in Victoria.
  • In 1904,his wife, Bridget Mary Haggis died in Carngham, Victoria.
  • Alexander Alfred Bridgeman died in 1951 in Carngham, Victoria.
  • Alexander was buried on 5 June 1951 in Carngham Cemetery. He died at his residence Mortchup.

Alfred Leslie Bridgeman

M, b. 1888, d. 22 April 1971
  • Alfred Leslie Bridgeman was born in 1888 in Colac, Victoria.
  • He was the son of Thomas Methven Bridgeman and Martha Hester.
  • At the age of 27 years, Alfred Leslie Bridgeman married Elsie Boyd in 1915 in Victoria.
  • On 4 June 1967,his wife, Elsie Boyd died in Colac, Victoria.
  • Alfred Leslie Bridgeman died on 22 April 1971 in Colac, Victoria.
  • Alfred was buried on 23 April 1971 in Colac Cemetery.

Child of Alfred Leslie Bridgeman and Elsie Boyd

Amelia Agnes Bridgeman

F, b. 15 February 1889, d. 9 April 1966

Children of Amelia Agnes Bridgeman and Arthur Ernest Fraser

Annie Florence Bridgeman

F, b. 1880, d. 1966
  • Annie Florence Bridgeman was born in 1880 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton.
  • At the age of 23 years, Annie Florence Bridgeman married Henry Dennis on 4 November 1903 in New Zealand. The marriage was reported in the Taranaki Herald :- DENNIS- BRIDGEMAN.— On November 4th, 1903 at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. J. Southern, Henry Dennis, son of the late George Dennis, of Lyttelton, to Annie Florence, eldest daughter of Mr J. A. Bridgeman, Durham Road, Inglewood.
  • In 1910,her husband, Henry Dennis died in New Zealand.
  • At the age of 40 years, Annie Florence Bridgeman married Frederick James Mitchell in 1920.
  • In 1944,her husband, Frederick James Mitchell died in New Zealand.
  • Annie Florence Bridgeman died in 1966 in New Zealand.

Children of Annie Florence Bridgeman and Henry Dennis

Child of Annie Florence Bridgeman

Arthur Charles Bridgeman

M, b. 1888, d. 7 June 1917
  • Arthur Charles Bridgeman was born in 1888 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton.
  • Arthur joined the 3rd Battalion, B Company New Zealand Rifle Brigade as a Rifleman, sometime before he embarked from Wellington to Suez in Egypt on 5 June 1915. He was a farmer and gave his next of kin as his father James Adam Bridgeman of Inglewood. He fought in the Messines Campaign in Belgium. He attained the rank of Lance Corporal.
  • Arthur Charles Bridgeman was killed in action on 7 June 1917 in Belgium.
  • Arthur was buried in Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Messen, West Vlaadneran.

Beatrice Mary Bridgeman

F, b. 1895, d. 1963
  • Beatrice Mary Bridgeman was born in 1895 in New Zealand. She was a twin to Gladys.
  • She was the daughter of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton.
  • At the age of 26 years, Beatrice Mary Bridgeman married William Robert Laurence in 1921 in New Zealand.
  • Beatrice Mary Bridgeman died in 1963 in New Zealand.

Children of Beatrice Mary Bridgeman and William Robert Laurence

Charles Bridgeman

M, b. 26 June 1893, d. 1981

Charles Daniel Bridgeman

M, b. 11 November 1845, d. 12 November 1910

Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman 1845-1910, son of Thomas Bridgeman and Jane Eyles
  • Charles Daniel Bridgeman was born on 11 November 1845 in New South Wales, Australia. At the time of his marriage Charles states he was born at "Gosswyck" was likely a property in the Clarence River District or it was the property Gostwyck located between Tamworth and Armidale. Or it may have been Gostwyck, owned by Edward Gostwyck Cory on the Paterson River, Hunter Valley. Having been baptised on the Clarence, only three weeks after he was born makes the Gostwyck, New England connection less credible.
  • He was the son of Thomas Bridgeman and Jane Eyles.
  • Charles Daniel Bridgeman was baptized on 3 December 1845 in Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia. His parents lived on the Clarence River and his father was a carpenter.
  • He witnessed the marriage of William Gillis and Jane Eyles on 29 August 1861 in Bogandilla Station, Dulacca, Queensland, Australia; The marriage took place at Boggandilla Station where both Jane and William lived, William being an overseer of the station at the time. Witnesses were Charles Eyles (Charles Bridgeman aged 16) and Francis Eyles (Frank Gillies aged 11). Jane and William may have wanted the minister to believe that that Jane was single, and they didn't have several children between them. Hence Charles and Frances Eyles were Jane's brothers for the purpose of the marriage.
  • At the age of 29 years, 3 months and 26 days, Charles Daniel Bridgeman married Frances Myrah Ewin, daughter of Francis Ewin and Jane Davis, on 9 March 1875 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia. Charles was working as a bullock driver in Dalby (taking goods out west and to Gympie) at the time of his marriage. Frances was a 21 year old spinster from Leicestershire, the daughter of a pottery and drain worker Francis Ewin, and Jane Davis. After their marriage, Charles worked as a station hand at Augathella.
  • After their marriage, Charles Daniel Bridgeman and Frances Myrah Ewin moved to Augathella. Charles worked as a stockman on a cattle station. Their first four daughters Jane Deborah, Ethel, Rosina and Frances were born on the station between 1877 and 1881. Charles then worked at Nive Downs for a time. He proposed going further west to Tambo but Frances could not be persuaded, so they returned to Amby Downs where Matilda was born in 1884.
    Sometime between 1884 and 1887 the family went to live with Jane Gillis at Gowrie Little Plain where Daisy was born in 1887. Chales had selected land at Kilbournie and was clearing the land, fencing and building a house for the family. Two more daughters Amelia and Phoebe were born by 1891.
  • On 5 February 1891Charles Daniel Bridgeman was named as a beneficiary of Jane Eyles's will. She bequeathed her daughter Agnes, the wife of John McGregor eight cows, and her daughter Ida wife of Walter Wood eight cows also (to be selected after Agnes had chosen hers). She bequeathed her son William Patrick the threshing machine; her daughter Alice Anderson portion 969, parish of Meringandan (80 acres); her daughter Agnes McGregor portions 1928 and 973, parish of Meringandan (80 acres in total); forty pound each to Charles Walter Bridgeman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. The remainder of her estate was to be sold by her executors Francis Gillis and John McGregor and distributed equally between Charles Walter Bridegman, William Patrick Gillis, Francis Gillis, Alice Anderson, Agnes McGregor, Ida Wood, Catherine Hill, and Jane Graham. Her daughter Helen (Ellen) Burgess was not mentioned in the will.
  • Charles Daniel Bridgeman's first son, Walter Francis was born 1893 in Kilbirnie. He was to be the only son as his brother Richard, born 1895 died as when he was three years old. Two more daughters Eva and Violet were born in 1897 and 1900.
  • Between 1907 and 1909 Charles and Myrah moved to Cooyar to work on a dairy farm as share farmers. The drought of 1902 had left them in need of cash to continue on their own farm where they continued to live until his death.
    Charles was a skilled carpenter and built many of his children's homes.
  • Charles Daniel Bridgeman died on 12 November 1910 in Toowoomba General Hospital, Queensland, Australia, at age 65. While travelling to a building job near Chinchilla with his youngest daughter Violet, the cart became bogged after heavy rain. Charles refused to leave his cart, though nearby farmers sheltered Violet for the three days of heavy rain. Charles fearing his valuable tools may be stolen, slept under the cart. He caught a chill and was admitted to the Toowoomba General Hospital. He never recoverd. According to his death certificate he was suffering from pneumonia, empyema and gangrene of the lung and exhaustion. His father's name was given on the death certificate as Thomas Walter Bridgeman and his mother as Jane Eyles. Charles was a carpenter aged 64 years and had married in Dalby 35 years previously to Frances Mary Ewins (eldest child listed on death certificate is 38 years old, so this is not correct). His living issue were Deborah 38, Edith 36, May 34, Frances 32, Matilda 30, Daisy 28, Amelia 26, Phoebe 24, Walter 16, Helen 11 and Violet 7 (many of these ages are incorrect). The informat was E. R. Aland, Secretary of the Toowoomba Hospital.
  • Charles was buried on 14 November 1910 in Meringandan Cemetery, Queensland. Charles and Myrah's gravestone reads-
    in loving memory of charles bridgeman died November 12th 1910 aged 65 years erected by his loving wife and family also Myrah Frances Bridgeman died April 10 1936 aged 85 years and 11 months, also infant son Richard Roland died 1895 aged 2 years and 4 months.

Children of Charles Daniel Bridgeman and Frances Myrah Ewin

Daisy Ida Bridgeman

F, b. 10 October 1887, d. 8 June 1968

Children of Daisy Ida Bridgeman and Rudolph Eduard Ferdinand Wieden

David Bridgeman

M, b. 1898, d. 21 January 1898
  • David Bridgeman was born in 1898 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton.
  • David Bridgeman died on 21 January 1898 in New Zealand. He was 5 weeks old.
  • David was buried on 23 January 1898 in Inglewood Cemetery.

Edith Maud Bridgeman

F, b. 29 October 1877, d. 13 June 1962
  • Edith Maud Bridgeman was born on 29 October 1877 in Warrego, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Daniel Bridgeman and Frances Myrah Ewin.
  • At the age of 20 years, 6 months and 26 days, Edith Maud Bridgeman married Benjamin Nelder, son of Robert Gale Nelder and Jane Bridgeman, on 25 May 1898 in Queensland. They were cousins.
  • On 4 January 1937,her husband, Benjamin Nelder died in Queensland at age 65.
  • Edith Maud Bridgeman died on 13 June 1962 in Haden, Queensland, at age 84.
  • Edith was buried on 15 June 1962 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Children of Edith Maud Bridgeman and Benjamin Nelder