Category Archives: Dilworth

52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #32 Caroline Dilworth 1843-1872

Caroline Dilworth was the eldest daughter to Joseph and Elizabeth Dilworth (nee Ditty). Caroline was born around 1843 in Sydney. I do not know the date of Caroline’s birth or baptism but have always believed it was in 1843. I realised recently that I didn’t have Caroline’s birth date in my database. Way back in …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #31 Lavina Dilworth – what happened to you?

My 2x Great Grand father Joseph Dilworth and his 1st wife, Eliza Ditty, had a daughter named Lavina Dilworth. She was born on the 4th May 1851 and was baptised at Saint Lawrence, Sydney on the 28th June 1851. I have looked everywhere for Lavina. I’ve checked Trove, New South Wales, Victoria and QLD Marriage …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #28 Joseph Dilworth – Bathurst Gaol

My Great Great Grandfather Joseph Dilworth, was sentenced to 12 months hard labour at Bathurst Gaol in January 1861 for stealing from a dray. He was discharged in March 1862. From reading the details from the Bathurst Quarter Sessions (, Joseph and his wife, Mary were living in huts and tents, as described by the …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #27 Elizabeth Dilworth and James Shaw

In a recent post I wrote, that I did not have much information on the Family of Eliza Dilworth and her husband James. Yesterday, I was laying on the lounge, watching an old episode of Who Do you Think you are (Australia) and I had my iPAD with me. I decided to search Trove for …

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Newtown NSW – Sand’s Directories – Dilworth & Quirk

 I have been having a look at the Assessment Books & Sand’s Directories for Newtown for my ancestors Joseph Dilworth, Mary Quirk (later Dilworth) and Mary’s mother’ Catherine Quirk (nee Slattery).  The assessment books are located here: and the Sand’s Directories are located here: I was checking to see where Joseph was …

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My Maternal Ancestors

This is a list of my maternal ancestors.  Also, forgive me as I try out different wordpress themes today. My Maternal Grandmothers Ancestors My Grandmother Catherine Gladys Dilworth –(1900-1980) My Great Grandparents: Charles Patrick Dilworth (1861-1946) & Margaret McCormick (c1862-1932) My Great Great Grandparents Joseph Dilworth (c1807-1887) & Mary Quirk – (1832-1911) Dennis McCormick (c1815-1890 …

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Australia Day 2011- My earliest free immigrant

The original idea for this originated from Shelly from the Twigs of Yore. I have been trying to decide which ancestor to choose and which document too choose as there are a few I could have chosen, I have decided though to dicuss my earliest known free immigrant ancestor, Joseph Dilworth.  I do have 5 direct ancestors …

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Trove – NLA – a treasure trove of information

In researching my ancestors I have found the Trove website to be defintely worth a look as you never know what you may find. Today I was doing a search and found some interesting information on my Great Great Grandfather, Joseph Dilworth.  He arrived in NSW on board the ship, Wilson, with his first …

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