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    1. [RIVERINA] Notice that this list is about to close.
    2. Peter Lakeman
    3. Hello members of the AUS-NSW-RIVERINA mailing list, currently hosted on Rootsweb/Ancestry servers. My name is Peter and I have been the list administrator of this list since it was abandoned. I have no idea when it was abandoned nor who the previous admin was. On 7th January 2020, Rootsweb informed all list admins that they will not be providing any mailing list services after 2nd March 2020, except to keep the archives available (see RW email appended below). In other words, all lists will cease to be. If members want to keep this list active, they will need to host it on a new server. A number of such servers exist, such as groups.io, FaceBook, google groups. I personally do not wish to remain the admin of this list, so one of the members will need to step up as a new administrator if they want to keep this list alive. As a side comment, I think that many of the smaller lists were created on a person's whim in Rootsweb's heyday, and are probably past reviving. I can't remember when the last post to this list was. If there are any questions, please post them to the list, but do it quickly as time is running out quickly. Cheers Peter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails.  Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state. Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb. As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this community. Sincerely, The RootsWeb team ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    01/15/2020 12:41:37
    1. [RIVERINA] ARMSTRONG - Narrandera NSW
    2. dianne swanwick
    3. Hello Listers, Is anyone researching the Armstrong family of Narrandera? John Armstrong was born in 1833 in Fermanagh Ireland and for a short time was Mayor of Narrandera. He married Mary Deane 12th September 1856 in Kiama. They went on to have ten children. Regards, Dianne Armstrong

    12/27/2018 10:56:56
    1. [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc
    2. The McGavin entry looks to be the one I was looking for. They certainly were around the Forbes, Parkes, Bogan Gate area. Looks like you might have hit the nail on the head there David. Not sure how I mixed up McShane and McGavin. Thanks. Ron N -----Original Message----- From: David and Sandra Bales <[email protected]> Sent: Thursday, 21 June 2018 6:21 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc Ron, The NSW BDMs give a couple of ideas. I couldn’t match up any Margaret Egan to a McShane in NSW There was a marriage of a June Margaret EGAN in Temora in 1949 to John David MAXWELL but more likely is Margaret Rae EGAN to Maurice McGavin in Temora in 1952. Maurice and Margaret were in the Forbes, Parkes Bogan Gate areas for a few years. By 1968 Maurice is listed as a grazier at “Tipa – Looti" Premer. By 1980 there are two extra McGavins living with Margaret and Maurice, namely Peter James McGavin and Helen Lynette McGavin. There are 3 entries in White Pages for McGavin in Premer. One address is on Tipa – Hooti Rd. If your memory of names in the 1950s had a natural slip up, might McShane really be McGavin? Premer is between Coonabarabran and Quirindi. Good luck David From: [email protected] Sent: Thursday, 21 June 2018 3:57 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc Thank you for your prompt reply David. The McShanes and Egans do not figure in my family tree but the Temora Egans were close friends until we lost contact in the mid-1960s and I knew of the connection to the McShanes through their daughter Margaret. To my knowledge, Matthew Joseph Egan is not connected to the Temora Egans. Your comments much appreciated. Best wishes Ron N. _______________________________________________ Please note that this list is available for adoption. If any member has an interest in promoting the aims of this list, please contact the current list owner at [email protected] _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/[email protected]/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/[email protected]/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    06/21/2018 03:16:41
    1. [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc
    2. David and Sandra Bales
    3. Ron, The NSW BDMs give a couple of ideas. I couldn’t match up any Margaret Egan to a McShane in NSW There was a marriage of a June Margaret EGAN in Temora in 1949 to John David MAXWELL but more likely is Margaret Rae EGAN to Maurice McGavin in Temora in 1952. Maurice and Margaret were in the Forbes, Parkes Bogan Gate areas for a few years. By 1968 Maurice is listed as a grazier at “Tipa – Looti" Premer. By 1980 there are two extra McGavins living with Margaret and Maurice, namely Peter James McGavin and Helen Lynette McGavin. There are 3 entries in White Pages for McGavin in Premer. One address is on Tipa – Hooti Rd. If your memory of names in the 1950s had a natural slip up, might McShane really be McGavin? Premer is between Coonabarabran and Quirindi. Good luck David From: [email protected] Sent: Thursday, 21 June 2018 3:57 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc Thank you for your prompt reply David. The McShanes and Egans do not figure in my family tree but the Temora Egans were close friends until we lost contact in the mid-1960s and I knew of the connection to the McShanes through their daughter Margaret. To my knowledge, Matthew Joseph Egan is not connected to the Temora Egans. Your comments much appreciated. Best wishes Ron N.

    06/21/2018 02:20:45
    1. [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc
    2. Thank you for your prompt reply David. The McShanes and Egans do not figure in my family tree but the Temora Egans were close friends until we lost contact in the mid-1960s and I knew of the connection to the McShanes through their daughter Margaret. To my knowledge, Matthew Joseph Egan is not connected to the Temora Egans. Your comments much appreciated. Best wishes Ron N. -----Original Message----- From: David and Sandra Bales <[email protected]> Sent: Thursday, 21 June 2018 2:15 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc Hi Ron, Thanks you for your reply. I don’t know of a Margaret Egan but that is not to say she didn’t marry into my McShane connections. My information is far from complete. One of the McShane boys boxed as part of the Sharman boxing troupe for many years but not under the McShane name. Another was a champion wheat lumper. Jane McShane nee BALES, the youngest of Abraham BALES’s siblings, inherited her mother’s house in Camp St Temora in 1911. Her mother was Jane BALES nee SUMMERELL and she was the daughter of two convicts and the daughter in law of a further two convicts. She took up part of Mimosa Station in her own right as her husband had died My wife does have a Matthew Joseph EGAN b 1900 in Condobolin died Burwood 1971 in a very distant part of her tree. The common link is to a convict Jane Ison. We know nothing about any Egan descendants other than an infant death in 1937. Regards David Sent: Thursday, 21 June 2018 1:23 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc Hi David, Just noticed your comment and the name McSHANE rings a bell. Did one of the McSHANE'S marry Margaret EGAN from Temora and end up on a farm at Condobolin? I knew the Egans (Margaret's father was Jack Egan) and spent some time with the family on their farm just outside Temora. Ron Norton Canberra [email protected] _______________________________________________ Please note that this list is available for adoption. If any member has an interest in promoting the aims of this list, please contact the current list owner at [email protected] _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/[email protected]/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/[email protected]/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    06/20/2018 11:57:37
    1. [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc
    2. David and Sandra Bales
    3. Hi Ron, Thanks you for your reply. I don’t know of a Margaret Egan but that is not to say she didn’t marry into my McShane connections. My information is far from complete. One of the McShane boys boxed as part of the Sharman boxing troupe for many years but not under the McShane name. Another was a champion wheat lumper. Jane McShane nee BALES, the youngest of Abraham BALES’s siblings, inherited her mother’s house in Camp St Temora in 1911. Her mother was Jane BALES nee SUMMERELL and she was the daughter of two convicts and the daughter in law of a further two convicts. She took up part of Mimosa Station in her own right as her husband had died My wife does have a Matthew Joseph EGAN b 1900 in Condobolin died Burwood 1971 in a very distant part of her tree. The common link is to a convict Jane Ison. We know nothing about any Egan descendants other than an infant death in 1937. Regards David Sent: Thursday, 21 June 2018 1:23 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc Hi David, Just noticed your comment and the name McSHANE rings a bell. Did one of the McSHANE'S marry Margaret EGAN from Temora and end up on a farm at Condobolin? I knew the Egans (Margaret's father was Jack Egan) and spent some time with the family on their farm just outside Temora. Ron Norton Canberra [email protected]

    06/20/2018 10:14:39
    1. [RIVERINA] Re: BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc
    2. Hi David, Just noticed your comment and the name McSHANE rings a bell. Did one of the McSHANE'S marry Margaret EGAN from Temora and end up on a farm at Condobolin? I knew the Egans (Margaret's father was Jack Egan) and spent some time with the family on their farm just outside Temora. Ron Norton Canberra [email protected] -----Original Message----- From: David and Sandra Bales <[email protected]> Sent: Thursday, 21 June 2018 1:06 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [RIVERINA] BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc Peter Lakeman is doing such a good job of reactivating the lists that I will try and add an enquiry or two to start the ball rolling. Hopefully some other listers will also join the party and ensure that what used to be a valuable tool for family historians is working to everyone’s benefit again. My BALES ancestry in the Riverina started at Boorowa with Abraham Bales b 1860 as one 13 children, Abe drove teams from the railhead at Goulburn to places such as West Wyalong before settling outside Temora Descendants of Abe and his siblings include SHEAs in Harden and Coolamon, McSHANEs in Temora, BALES’s in West Wyalong, BRADLEYs in Temora and Junee ( but not the printers). There are many other names including a twig in the FEARNE family in Wagga. I have lost touch with many of them since a reunion in 1984 and would welcome contact with anyone who has an interest in the Bales clan no matter how distant. My home email is [email protected] as information about living later generations might be shared. David _______________________________________________ Please note that this list is available for adoption. If any member has an interest in promoting the aims of this list, please contact the current list owner at [email protected] _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/[email protected]/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/[email protected]/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    06/20/2018 09:23:38
    1. [RIVERINA] BALES Temora, West Wyalong etc
    2. David and Sandra Bales
    3. Peter Lakeman is doing such a good job of reactivating the lists that I will try and add an enquiry or two to start the ball rolling. Hopefully some other listers will also join the party and ensure that what used to be a valuable tool for family historians is working to everyone’s benefit again. My BALES ancestry in the Riverina started at Boorowa with Abraham Bales b 1860 as one 13 children, Abe drove teams from the railhead at Goulburn to places such as West Wyalong before settling outside Temora Descendants of Abe and his siblings include SHEAs in Harden and Coolamon, McSHANEs in Temora, BALES’s in West Wyalong, BRADLEYs in Temora and Junee ( but not the printers). There are many other names including a twig in the FEARNE family in Wagga. I have lost touch with many of them since a reunion in 1984 and would welcome contact with anyone who has an interest in the Bales clan no matter how distant. My home email is [email protected] as information about living later generations might be shared. David

    06/20/2018 09:06:00
    1. [RIVERINA] Your AUS-NSW-RIVERINA mailing list is operational again.
    2. Peter Lakeman
    3. Hello subscribers to the aus-nsw-riverina mailing list. All Rootsweb mailing lists have been nearly dead for the last two or so years. In February this year, Rootsweb upgraded the software that runs their 30,000 or so mailing lists, and after a few teething problems, the system is now up and running. The archives of past posts are gradually being restored, but this may take months. Subscribers may notice minor differences. The main difference for you is that you can register as a subscriber and then be able to adjust options for how you receive emails (e.g. single posts or digests in plain or MIME format, halt mail while on holidays and a few more things). Or you can just leave things as they are. As a reminder, this mailing list is for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Riverina District, New South Wales, Australia, including Albury, Balranald, Berrigan, Deniliquin, Finley, Griffith, Hay, Hillston, Jerilderie, Leeton, Narrandera, Wagga and West Wyaling, and surrounding districts from the Murray River north to the Lachlan. To post to this list or respond to a post, use the email address      [email protected] For questions about the operation of this list, please contact the list administrator at      [email protected] Your list is back up, so if you want to keep it active and ongoing, please post your queries or information to the list. Otherwise you may lose it! Cheers Peter Lakeman Temporary List Admin

    06/20/2018 05:37:59
    1. [RIVERINA] The aus-nsw-riverina list is back
    2. Peter Lakeman
    3. Hello subscribers to the aus-nsw-riverina mailing list. All Rootsweb mailing lists have been nearly dead for the last two or so years. In February this year, Rootsweb upgraded the software that runs their 30,000 or so mailing lists, and after a few teething problems, the system is now up and running. The archives of past posts are gradually being restored, but this may take months. Subscribers should not notice much difference. The main difference for you is that you can register as a subscriber and then be able to adjust options for how you receive emails (e.g. single posts or digests in plain or MIME format, halt mail while on holidays and a few more things). Or you can leave things as they are. As a reminder, the purpose of this mailing list is for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Riverina District, New South Wales, Australia, including Albury, Balranald, Berrigan, Deniliquin, Finley, Griffith, Hay, Hillston, Jerilderie, Leeton, Narrandera, Wagga and West Wyaling, and surrounding districts from the Murray River north to the Lachlan. For questions about the operation of this list, please contact the list administrator at [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> To post to this list or respond to a post, use the email address [email protected] Your list is back up so if you want to keep this list active and going, please post your queries or information to the list. Cheers Peter Lakeman Temporary List Admin

    05/21/2018 07:56:03
    1. [RIVERINA] SPRY
    2. David and Sandra Bales
    3. My Gr gr gr grandmother Philippa Bray nee Knight came to Adelaide in 1854. She was a widow with 5 children. I have recently discovered that two of Catherine’s sisters also came to Australia. One sister Dorothy married William Spry in Devon in 1832. Their 7 children were all Cornish born but three died in infancy. Four survived to come to Australia and several descendants ended up in the Riverina. Some associated Riverina surnames are SPRY, IRVIN, TASKER. These families lived or worked in places such as Hay, Gunbar, Narrandera, Leeton etc If any lister is interested in sharing news of these families, I’d live to hear from you David (Bales) Central Coast NSW [email protected]

    03/31/2018 04:51:36
    1. [RIVERINA] aus-nsw-riverina mailing list
    2. Peter Lakeman
    3. Hello listers, After many problems with Rootsweb mailing lists last year, Rootsweb have made a big upgrade to their software which I believe is now working with a few minor teething problems. So feel free to start posting and let me know of any problems. Cheers Peter List owner

    03/31/2018 03:19:12
    1. [RIVERINA] TUMBARUMBA - COMPTON FAMILY
    2. Good afternoon Listers, I am hoping SKS can assist me with a family rellie I am helping, (she is my husband’s second cousin) research her grandfather’s side of her family, who are the Comptons. Second cousin’s grandmother was a Doughty. Ernest Frederick Compton, believed to be a Canadian born in 1828 on Prince Edward Island, married Emma Louisa Abbott in 1865. The marriage was registered in Tumut. How Ernest arrived here has not been established (maybe he rowed or swam as many of those missing off the grid must have). Emma Louisa Abbot was born in 1846, her parents were George J and Caroline Abbott. Ernest and Emma’s first child was Ernest S Compton, he was born at “Itilia Cottage” in Balmain. The birth announcement in the SMH stated the family were from Tumbarumba. Baby Ernest died in 1866, however the family were back in Tumbarumba as his death was registered in Albury. One can assume that he was buried in Tumbarumba, or maybe in Albury if he had been taken to hospital. On 5th April, 1867 William S Compton was born to the couple in Tumbarumba, the newspaper article stated mother and son were doing well. Sometime after the birth of William, the family sailed to Auckland New Zealand. I have not been able to establish if the family sailed from Melbourne and Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand. In 1869 in Auckland New Zealand a son George Frederick Compton was born, sadly he died in 1870 he was 7 months old. The next child was Thomas Compton born in Auckland NZ in 1871. Followed by Emma Louisa Compton in 1872, baby Emma died in 1873 aged 10 months. There is a surprise in 1874 Emma aged 35,she is sailing to Sydney via Melbourne. I am not sure, which port Ellen left the “Nero”. Why she came back to Australia with these two boys had not been found. Maybe, it has something to do with a medical problem, with so many of her children dying. Nor can we find what ship Emma returned to NZ on and when, if we can find that, then we can ascertain if the boys are with her. However, we know she is back at least nine months before the birth of her son Ernest Frederick Compton in 1876, he survives. Next child born is Maud Plevna Compton born in 1878. She also survives. Sadly, the last child a daughter Elizabeth Florence Compton born 1879 also dies aged 4 months. In 1890 Canadian father of all the children, died in 1890. After his death it appears what is left of the family, mother Emma Louisa Compton, son Ernest Frederick Compton and daughter Maud Plevna Compton sail back to Sydney. Son Ernest marries in 1899 and daughter Maud marries in 1900 in Sydney. I am hoping that someone can help with the time that the Comptons were living in Tumbarumba. Where was Ernest S Compton buried? When they lived in Auckland they lived in Queen’s Wharf Street and the had a grocery store, Maybe, they had a shop in Tumbarumba. Strange as it may seem, at the same time the Comptons were in Tumbarumba, also there was a very large branch of our Doughty family living there, the founding couple were John and Rebecca Doughty (nee Griffin), John was the brother of my husband’s great grandmother, Hannah Doughty (nee Doughty) and he was the first cousin of Hannah’s husband Robert John Doughty, who owned and ran the Terminus Hotel in Albury back in 1870s and 80s. The John and Rebecca Doughty and Hannah and Robert John Doughty, originally came from Norfolk and later Portsea in Hampshire in England. John and Rebecca’s property was named “Terrington” after the village they came from in Norfolk. Cheers, Janice Belrose, Sydney.

    03/27/2018 05:31:35
    1. [RIVERINA] COMPTONS in TUMBARUMBA
    2. Good afternoon Listers, I am hoping SKS can assist me with a family rellie I am helping, (she is my husband’s first cousin once removed) research her grandfather’s side of her family, who are the Comptons. Cousin’s grandmother was a Doughty. Ernest Frederick Compton, believed to be a Canadian born in 1828 on Prince Edward Island, married Emma Louisa Abbott in 1865. The marriage was registered in Tumut. How Ernest arrived here has not been established (maybe he rowed or swam as many of those missing off the grid must have). Emma Louisa Abbot was born in 1846, her parents were George J and Caroline Abbott. Ernest and Emma’s first child was Ernest S Compton, he was born at “Itilia Cottage” in Balmain. The birth announcement in the SMH stated the family were from Tumbarumba. Baby Ernest died in 1866, however the family were back in Tumbarumba as his death was registered in Albury. One can assume that he was buried in Tumbarumba, or maybe in Albury if he had been taken to hospital. On 5th April, 1867 William S Compton was born to the couple in Tumbarumba, the newspaper article stated mother and son were doing well. Sometime after the birth of William, the family sailed to Auckland New Zealand. I have not been able to establish if the family sailed from Melbourne or Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand. In 1869 in Auckland a son George Frederick Compton was born, sadly he died in 1870 he was 7 months old. The next child was Thomas Compton born in Auckland NZ in 1871. Followed by Emma Louisa Compton in 1872, baby Emma died in 1873 aged 10 months. There is a surprise in August 1874 Emma aged 35, is sailing to Sydney or Melbourne. I am not sure, which port Ellen left the “Hero”. Why she came back to Australia with these two boys had not been found. Maybe, it has something to do with a medical problem, with so many of her children dying. A Mrs. Campton also appears arriving in Sydney from Melbourne in November 1874 with two children. Nor can we find what ship Emma returned to NZ on and when. Iif we can find that, then we can ascertain if the boys are with her. However, we know she is back at least nine months before the birth of her son Ernest Frederick Compton in 1876, he survives. Next child born is Maud Plevna Compton born in 1878. She also survives. Sadly, the last child a daughter Elizabeth Florence Compton born 1879 also dies aged 4 months. In 1890 Canadian father of all the children, died in 1890. After his death it appears what is left of the family, mother Emma Louisa Compton, son Ernest Frederick Compton and daughter Maud Plevna Compton sail back to Sydney. Son Ernest marries in 1899 and daughter Maud marries in 1900 in Sydney. I am hoping that someone can help with the time that the Comptons were living in Tumbarumba. Also to find out where Ernest S Compton Ernest and Emma’s first child was buried? When they lived in Auckland they lived in Queen’s Wharf Street and the had a grocery store, Maybe, they had a shop in Tumbarumba. Strange as it may seem, at the same time the Comptons were in Tumbarumba, also there was a very large branch of our Doughty family living there, the founding couple were John and Rebecca Doughty (nee Griffin), John was the brother of my husband’s great grandmother, Hannah Doughty (nee Doughty) and he was the first cousin of Hannah’s husband Robert John Doughty, who owned and ran the Terminus Hotel in Albury back in 1870s and 80s. The John and Rebecca Doughty and Hannah and Robert John Doughty, originally came from Norfolk and later Portsea in Hampshire in England. John and Rebecca’s property was named “Terrington” after the village they came from in Norfolk. Any information about the time they lived in Tumbarumba would be greatly appreciated Cheers, Janice Belrose, Sydney.

    03/26/2018 04:12:34
    1. [RIVERINA] Fw: new message
    2. mboyd via
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    12/27/2015 01:31:17
    1. Re: [RIVERINA] Townsend / Menzies
    2. Marion Taylor via
    3. Glenn, If you are on Facebook go to Reconnect Free. The members are very helpful in locating people. Most of the searches are for biological parents or missing family or friends so I am not sure what their policy is regarding family history. Marion -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Glenn Townsend via Sent: Saturday, 22 August 2015 9:46 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [RIVERINA] Townsend / Menzies Good evening listers, I'm researching the family of my 2x Great Grandparents, Thomas Townsend and his third wife, Lucy Ann Mutton. In particular, I'm hoping to find information regarding the family of one of their granddaughters, Agatha Menzies (nee Townsend) who died in Wagga in 1964. I believe that Agatha and her husband, Richard Travaskin Menzies had three daughters: Elizabeth, Lorna and Dorothy. I am hoping to get in touch with them or their families in order to assist me in gathering information about the family. Sincerest regards,Glenn Townsend ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/23/2015 11:05:38
    1. [RIVERINA] Townsend / Menzies
    2. Glenn Townsend via
    3. Good evening listers,                                  I'm researching the family of my 2x Great Grandparents, Thomas Townsend and his third wife, Lucy Ann Mutton. In particular, I'm hoping to find information regarding the family of one of their granddaughters, Agatha Menzies (nee Townsend) who died in Wagga in 1964. I believe that Agatha and her husband, Richard Travaskin Menzies had three daughters: Elizabeth, Lorna and Dorothy. I am hoping to get in touch with them or their families in order to assist me in gathering information about the family. Sincerest regards,Glenn Townsend

    08/22/2015 05:45:31
    1. Re: [RIVERINA] Elizabeth McGILL and Francis CROSS married in 1878 then a mystery followed:
    2. Lyn Smith via
    3. Elizabeth, Have you seen this from the Riverine Grazier Tuesday 22 March 1932? An elderly man, Mr Francis Robert Cross, residing with his wife and rela tives at South Hay, died during his sleep yesterday morning. Constable Hammond, on being advised by Dr. Woods of the death, proceeded to the deceased's residence at 9 a.m., and made a thorough examination of the body but found no marks of violence. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/140654479 Does this sound like your Francis Cross? Lyn

    04/04/2015 02:28:20
    1. [RIVERINA] Elizabeth McGILL and Francis CROSS married in 1878 then a mystery followed:
    2. etb via
    3. Elizabeth (Eliza) McGILL and Francis CROSS married at "Merrowie" homestead on the 15th August 1878. This was in the Wallandra area near Hillston NSW. The Catholic priest was present for the marriage ceremony as well as Elizabeth's parents John and Caroline McGill and no doubt guests. John McGill was then working as a stock manager. After the marriage Elizabeth and Francis Cross appear to have vanished. No children have been registered to them in later years. Nothing. John and Caroline McGill had their own property nearby in the Wallandra area. They named this property "Willow Glen" but the property was obviously known to the locals as McGill's. After John sold the property in the early 1890s the family moved to Gulgong and Willow Glen continued to take on the name of McGills which it is known by to this day. The spelling has varied slightly I think and the short road leading to the property is also named McGills. We know where all members of this family went to except for Elizabeth and Francis Cross. Has anyone heard of this surname in the district please? We can't find Elizabeth's death record and we have recently found a death registered in Hay in 1932 for a Francis R Cross. Could this be our Francis? If it is then what has become of Elizabeth? Even in 1927 when Caroline McGill died in Dubbo there was an obituary which named all Caroline's children and where they lived in 1927. Elizabeth Cross is named but no mention of where she lived. Did they not know even back in 1927? If anyone can help with this mystery we would appreciate it very much. Cheers, Elizabeth

    04/04/2015 10:56:19
    1. Re: [RIVERINA] Roy Boyd and Mary Anne (nee Doherty) BLAIR
    2. Lyn Smith via
    3. Lewis, From Ancestry Name: Roy Boyd Blair Birth Date: 06 Oct 1895 Father's name: U Blair Mother's name: Mary Blair Birth Place: Tasmania Registration Year: 1895 Registration Place: Ulverstone, Tasmania Registration Number: 2827 I believe Tas birth records are difficult to access, but this might be some help if you don’t have it already. Lyn

    03/15/2015 03:44:49