Author Archive: My Family History Research

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #22 – Mary Fitzgerald 1832-1905

My 2x great grandmother was Mary Fitzgerald. Mary arrived in New South Wales on board the ship Maria in 1850. She was one of approx. 250 Irish Famine Orphans who had also arrived on the Maria. I have a copy of the book, Barefoot and Pregnant? Irish Famine Orphans in Australia and it lists Mary …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #21 – Nicholas Quirke – 1839-1921

Nicholas James Quirk was baptised on the 05-May-1839 at St John’s Well Kilkenny to Peter and Mary Quirk. In 1852, Nicholas arrived in New South Wales, on board the ship, Neptune, along with his parents and siblings. Nicholas died on the 13 Oct 1921 and is buried at the Molong Cemetery. From the Molong Express …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #20 Elizabeth Dilworth – the Shaw family mystery

I don’t have much on this family. I have searched Trove, Ancestry, Sydney Archives to name just a few, but have not found any reference to Elizabeth, Joseph or their son Joseph after 1870. Elizabeth Dilworth was born 17 October 1845 to Joseph & Elizabeth Dilworth (nee Ditty) married James Shaw on the 20th November …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #19: Joseh Taman and Elizabeth Kirby, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire

Joseph TAMAN, son of Thomas TAMAN (1689- ) and Ann JONES (1689- ), was born in 1728 in Buckinghamshire, England. He married Elizabeth KIRBY in 1748 (approx.) in Buckinghamshire. He died on 25 January 1801 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. He was buried on 25 January 1801 in St Mary, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, England. Elizabeth KIRBY was …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #17: Wiseman – Aylesbury Buckinghamshire

This blog is about the Wise or Wiseman family from Aylesbury Buckinghamshire. One of My 5x Great Grandmothers was Elizabeth Wiseman and she was born on the 28 January 1741. She was baptised at St Mary’s Aylesbury on the 5th April 1741. Elizabeth’s parents were Richard & Mary WISEMAN, Labourer. Elizabeth married George Shouler on …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #18 – Edward Showler and Sarah Ghost – Aylesbury Buckinghamshire

Edward SHOWLER, son of Thomas SHOULDER (1670?-1750) and Sarah BUTLER (1676?-1747), was born on 9 May 1704 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. He was christened on 14 May 1704 in St Mary, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, England. He married Sarah GHOST on 5 June 1734 in St Mary Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, England Sarah GHOST was born in 1704 (approx.) …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #16 – Sarah Baker

My Great Great Aunt was Sarah Baker. She was born on the 27th July 1868 to William George Baker and Susan Baldwin. Sarah married twice, firstly to Richard Loughrey on the 29th August 1888 at Boggabri New South Wales. She was given consent to marry by her mother as she was under the age of …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #15 – William Mathews – Boggabri

I have been trying to find information on William Matthews. He was born to George Thomas Matthews and Ellen Shoulders at Moseley Village, Narrabri, on the 10th November 1887. William was the brother of my Great Great Grandmother Ellen Matthews. You can read other posts, I have written on the Mathews families here: I have …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #15 – Anzacs at War 34th Battalion: Wallace Baker

My great uncle Wallace Baker enlisted in WW1 and both joined the 34th Battalion. Wallace was not alone when he joined, Walter McGuire also from Boggabri and my grandmother’s first cousin also joined the 34th Battalion. Wallace was born in March 1897 to Alfred Baker & Ellen Matthews. Wallace Baker Service Number: 9 Rank: Private Roll title: 34 …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #14 Cecil Baldwin Baker – Boggabri to Queensland

Cecil was my great uncle. He was the second youngest child of Alfred and Ellen Baker. Alfred died at Narrabri in 1909. I have been looking for information on Cecil for a while now. All I knew was that he was born in June 1908. I knew he married Elsie Jobson at Gunnedah in 1927 …

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