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Sunday's Obituary: James Alfred Guymer

Today's obituary is for my 3rd Great Uncle James Alfred Guymer.   James (also known as Fred) was born c.1858 in New South Wales, Australia, the son of my 3rd Great Grandfather Alfred Guymer (see more here ) and his wife Hannah Maria nee Jones. He married my 3rd Great Aunt Hannah Dolphin Jones from my Jones/Quigg line (see more here  and  here ) c.1879 in New South Wales, Australia.  James died on the 6th December 1892 at Baw Baw, New South Wales, three days after his wife Hannah leaving their only known child Ada an orphan (more information on Ada Guymer can be found here ). James was buried on the 7th December 1892 at Thurlow Methodist Church Cemetery, Baw Baw which is also known as Baw Baw Cemetery (see here ). Source: Sad Death. (1892, December 6). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 2. Retrieved  from Transcript: Sad Death. A DEATH under peculiarly sad circumstances has to be reported.  On Saturday last we

Thursday's Titbit: Joseph Dolphin Jones

Today's post involves my 3rd Great Grandfather Joseph Dolphin Jones and his appointment to the Public School Board at Eling Forest in 1874.  More posts involving him can be found here . S ource: GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. (1874, September 2). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved from Transcript:  GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. THE following notices appear in the Government Gazette published yesterday :- The undermentioned gentlemen have been appointed additional members of the Public School Boards of the Public schools established at the places specified in connection with their names respectively, vis :- Lower Mittagong - Mr. Joseph Wallace  Bowling Alley point - Messrs. William Henry Stephens and Robert Cummings, Liverpool - Messrs. Charles Ambrose Scrivener, Peter Taylor, William Frederick Thomas, and George Stowart, Mitchell's Creek - Mr. Samuel Shumack.  Parkes - Messrs. Henry Harry Cooke, J.P., Alexander Ke

Sunday's Obituary: Hannah Dolphin Guymer nee Jones

Today's obituary post is for my 3rd Great Aunt Hannah Dolphin Guymer nee Jones.  Hannah was the daughter of Joseph Dolphin Jones and his wife Annie Louisa formerly Mitchell nee Quigg (see more here ).  A post about Hannah's daughter Ada can be found here and one mentioning some of her grandchildren here . Hannah was buried at Thurlow Methodist Church Cemetery, Baw Baw on the 4th December 1892 (see here ). Source: Obituary. (1892, December 5). Goulburn Herald (NSW : 1881 - 1907), p. 2. Retrieved from Transcript: we have also to record the death of Mrs. Guymer, wife of Mr. James A. Guymer of Baw Baw, who died at her residence on Saturday morning.  The cause of death was inflammation of the lungs supervening on what is believed to have been influenza.  Deceased was thirty-six years of age, and leaves a husband and one child, a girl about thirteen years of age.  The funeral, which was well attended, took place yesterday afternoon,

Saturday's Snapshots: Beechworth

With Beechworth and its surrounding area featuring prominently in my family history and this past Valentine's Day marking the one hundred and sixty four year since my 4th Great Grandfather murdered my 4th Great Grandmother Catherine Rhall near there (see posts here ,  here , here and  here ) I thought that I would post some of our family photographs from trips we taken there over the years.  While it has changed greatly since the days when James and Catherine and family lived there Beechworth is one of our favourite places and I have so much more exploring and research I want to do there when time allows!  Other posts of mine mentioning Beechworth and surrounds can be found here , here , here  and here .  More information on Beechworth can be found here . Beechworth Beechworth Beechworth Beechworth Beechworth Beechworth Beechworth Beechworth Beechworth Beechworth Beechworth Lake Sambell, Beechworth Lake Sambe

Family Notice Friday: Ada Quigg nee Guymer

My 1st cousin 3 times removed Ada Amelia Quigg nee Guymer was buried on Monday the 28th June 1937 at the Methodist Cemetery, Moorefield (see here  and here ).  Ada was born in 1879 the daughter of James Alfred Guymer and his wife Hannah Dolphin nee Jones (see more here  and here ).  In 1892 tragedy struck with first Hannah and then James dying within days of each other leaving Ada an orphan (see here ).  In 1908 she married John O'Hara Quigg and together they had a large family.  Ada died on the 27th June 1937 at her residence 274 Canterbury road, Campsie. Source: Family Notices (1937, June 28). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved from Transcript: QUIGG.- The Relatives and friends of Mr. JOHN O'HARA QUIGG and FAMILY are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved WIFE and their MOTHER, Ada Amelia; to leave their residence 274 Canterbury-road, Campsie, THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, after Servic

Trove Tuesday: 30 in Blazing Launch

I was researching the descendants of my 3rd Great Grandfather Joseph Dolphin Jones (see more here ) and came across this story on Trove involving some of my second cousins twice removed (some of the Quigg girls in the story) through this line. Source: 30 IN BLAZING LAUNCH (1930, November 2). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from Transcript: 30 IN BLAZING LAUNCH ONE LOST ALL LEAP OVERBOARD PICNIC PANIC When a launch caught fire and capsized under Como Bridge last night, 30 passengers leaped into the water, but all were rescued with the exception of Kressler Nicholas, of Nicholas-street, Campsie, who is believed to have been drowned. The launch was owned by a man named Anderson, of Rawson-street, Sans Souci, and it had been hired by a party for a moonlight excursion.  It left Sans Souci shortly after 8 p.m. for Picnic Point, near Lugarno, and was passing under the bridge, about 9 p.m., when there was a

Sunday's Obituary: Joseph Dolphin Jones

Joseph Dolphin Jones is my 3rd Great Grandfather. He died on the 22nd of May 1885 at Sutton Forest in New South Wales and was buried at the All Saints Anglican Church Cemetery there (see here ). Source: Trove. Family Notices (1885, May 30). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from Transcript: JONES.-May 22nd, at his residence, Sutton Forest, native of Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales, from injuries received by a fall from his buggy, Joseph Dolphin Jones, in his 66th year, Home papers please copy. Source:Trove. Family Notices (1885, June 6). The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912), p. 1209. Retrieved from Transcript: JONES.-May 22, at his residence, Sutton Forest, Joseph Dolphin Jones, in his 66 year. Source: Trove. Fatal Accident at Sutton Forest. (1885, May 30). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 3. Ret