William MATTHEWS1

He married Rizpah BAKER.1

Family

Rizpah BAKER
Child

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.

Agnes MAUD1

(1870 - 1948)
Agnes MAUD was born in Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia, on 4 December 1870. She was one of 5 children of Edward MAUD and Jane COWAN.1

She married Arthur Ebenezer FORSAITH, son of Thomas FORSAITH and Ada Mary HALL, at the residence of Mr Cooper in Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, on 21 September 1897.2,3

Agnes was divorced from Arthur Ebenezer FORSAITH at Perth, Western Australia, on 19 August 1912.
The proceedings, as reported in the West Australian newspaper, make interesting reading:
"THE STRONGEST PROOF. A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. INTERESTING PETITION IN DIVORCE. "AN UNUSUAL TRADE INQUIRY."
In the light of events which were exposed in the Divorce Court yesterday, Mrs. Agnes Forsaith apparently did well to preserve her marriage certificate, for that document has proved to be a substantial factor in clearing up what had appeared to Mr. Justice MacMillan to be a difficult point, and in releasing her from her marriage with Arthur Ebenezer Forsaith, formerly of Perth, on the ground of the latter's desertion. The case was one of many which have been before the Divorce Court recently under the new Divorce Act. When the case was before Mr. Justice MacMillan last week it was stated that respondent, with petitioner's consent, left Perth in 1905 for Adelaide for three months, on account of illness. At the end of that period he was to have returned, but since then she had not heard from him, nor had he supported her. It was stated also that respondent, since his marriage with petitioner, was about to enter into another marriage outside Western Australia, but was prevented from doing so. On the evidence then before him, however, his Honour was diffident about dealing finally with the case, and it was adjourned until yesterday morning, in order to permit of further inquiries being made. Mr. A. D. Stone appeared for petitioner. Two witnesses - Albert Kruger and O. L. Haines - yesterday supplied what might be termed the missing links in the chain of evidence. The former was able to inform the Court of the man's movements, while the latter witness related how respondent's alleged attempt to enter into a second marriage was frustrated. Albert Kruger told the Court that he knew respondent when the latter was in Perth. He (respondent) was then a printer and publisher. Witness was in Sydney at the end of April and at the beginning of May, and he then saw respondent in that city and spoke to him.
His Honour: Did he tell you anythng about himself? - No. I asked him where he was going; and he stated that he was leaving that day for Brisbane.
Did you know what his business was at that time? - No.
He did not mention his wife? - No.
Did he seem in good health? - Yes; excelllent.
O. L. Haines, the other witness, described himself as the managing director of the Trade Protection Association. He said that in 1906 he had inquiries from New Zealand, by his agent in that country, in regard to Arthur Ebenezer Forsaith. In Perth a meeting of respondent's creditors had been called under the Assignment Act, witness being trustee. He remembered perfectly the nature of the inquiry in question.
Mr. Stone: Did you reply to it? - Yes. "It was rather an unusual trade inquiry," added witness, when asked what it was that had impressed firmly on his mind the nature of the investigation. "It was stated that Forsaith was proposing marriage to the daughter of one of my agent's clients."
You forwarded to New Zealand a history of respondent while he was here? - Yes. Witness had some foolscap notes in his hand, but they were not read out.
With that letter in reply, what did you send? - A copy of his marriage certificate.
Did you hear any more about it? - No.
Mr. Stone submitted that on the evidence now before the Court, respondent, as far back as Sentember, 1906, had shown no intention whatever of returning to this State. His Honour said that on the evidence as it now stood desertion since 1906 had been proved, and a decree nisi, returnable in six months, would be granted. Petitioner was also granted the custody of her two children and costs against respondent."4,5

Agnes died on 4 July 1948 in Graceville, Brisbane, Queensland, at age 77.6,7 She was buried on 6 July 1948 at the Toowong Cemetery, Cnr Frederick St & Mt Cootha Rd in Toowong.8

Family

Arthur Ebenezer FORSAITH (1867 - 1952)
Children
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S365] CD - Sth Australian Births, Sth Aust Index of Births 1842-1906, Book 90, p933.
  2. [S368] Marriage (Civil) - Divorce decree.
  3. [S414] CD - Sth Australian Marriages, Sth Aust Index of Marriages 1842-1916, Book 192, pg927.
  4. [S368] Marriage (Civil) - Divorce decree, Action brought by Agnes due to separation of at least 5 years and 'desertion' of the family.
  5. [S893] Newspaper - West Australian (Perth), issue of 20 Aug 1912, p3, Divorce Court proceedings - desertion since 1906 proved, and a decree nisi, returnable in six months, was granted. Petitioner was also granted the custody of her two children and costs against respondent. The decree was made absolute on 4 Mar 1913 (issue of 5 Mar 1913, p10).
  6. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death Reg. No. 1948/B17453, parents Edward and Jean.
  7. [S893] Newspaper - West Australian (Perth), issue of 9 Jul 1948, Vol 64, No. 19339, p1, col2, Deaths.
  8. [S489] Brisbane City Council Cemeteries database, at https://graves.brisbane.qld.gov.au/, Portion 24, Section 18, Grave 19.
  9. [S484] Index - West Australian BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/…, Birth Reg. No. 3850.
  10. [S484] Index - West Australian BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/…, Birth Reg. No. 4601.

Lavinia MAYALL1

(1882 - 1944)
Lavinia MAYALL was born in Manchester, Lancashire, on 6 January 1882.1,2

She married Frederick James CLARKE, son of William CLARKE and Marianne KEMP, in Manchester, Lancashire, in 1906.1

Lavinia died on 28 October 1944 in Onehunga at age 62.1,3

Family

Frederick James CLARKE (1873 - 1950)
Children
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Salford, Vol 8d, p152, 1Q1882, mother's maiden name BROWN.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1944/29165, aged 62.

Howard MAYS1

(1893 - 1954)
Howard MAYS was born in New Zealand in 1893. He was the son of Oliver and Mary Jane MAYS.2

He married Louise Margaret HANSEN, daughter of Lars HANSEN and Mary Ann HASTIE, in New Zealand in 1909.1

Howard died in 1954 in New Zealand.3

Family

Louise Margaret HANSEN (1878 - 1961)

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1909/4419.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1893/15334, son of Oliver and Mary Jane MAYS.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1954/23636, aged 86.

William McBEATH1

(fr 1842 - 1843 - 1916)
William McBEATH was born in Dunnet, Caithness-shire, from 1842 to 1843. Based on his age at death ther are two possible baptisms, so his parents were either George McBEATH and Jacobina SINCLAIR or William McBEATH and Jean ANGUS2 and was baptised from November 1842 to November 1843 in Dunnet.3,2

He married Catherine Mason ROBERTSON, daughter of Peter ROBERTSON and Janet GILLESPIE, at Mr Glendinning's house, London St in Dunedin, Otago, on 6 May 1869.1

William died on 9 May 1916 at 120 Eglinton St in Dunedin, Otago.3,4 He was buried on 12 May 1916 at the Southern Cemetery.5

Family

Catherine Mason ROBERTSON (1850 - 1921)

Citations

  1. [S337] John Ward's website, at http://www.wardjc.com (last accessed 2003 and now inactive).
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Dunnet, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 036/00 0020 059 FR189 or GRO 036/00 0020 045.
  3. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/do-it-online/search/…
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1916/2458, aged 73.
  5. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/do-it-online/search/…, Block 6a, plot 7.

Dorothy May (Doe) McCAFFERY

(c 1916 - 1998)
Dorothy May (Doe) McCAFFERY was born circa 1916.

Dorothy's second marriage was to Stanley Robert CUTHBERTSON, son of George Lyon CUTHBERTSON and Sheila Mabel MACDONALD, on 26 April 1983 in Nelson.

Dorothy died on 15 August 1998 at Timaru Hospital in Timaru, Canterbury.1 She was cremated at the Whitestone Chapel in Oamaru on 19 August 1998.1

Family

Stanley Robert CUTHBERTSON (1908 - 1988)
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S908] Newspaper - Nelson Evening Mail, issue of 17 Aug 1998.

Eliza McCALPEN1,2

(c 1815 - 1879)
Eliza McCALPEN was born circa 1815 in Hackney, Middlesex.1

She married George HAGGIS in Portsea, Hampshire, on 23 February 1832.1,2

She was listed in the 1851 census at 5 Maiden Court in Lambeth, Surrey, with her husband George; he was a bookbinder. Their child Alfred was listed as living with them.1

She was listed in the 1861 census at 23 Dyer St in Southwark, Surrey, with her husband George; he was a bookbinder.3

She was listed in the 1871 census at 29 Edward St in Southwark, Surrey, with her husband George; he remained a bookbinder.4

Eliza's death was registered between April 1879 and June 1879 in Southwark, London, Surrey.5

Family

George HAGGIS (c 1812 - 1877)
Child

Citations

  1. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, ED 14 HO107-1563 Folio 275 p34 GSU roll 174803.
  2. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://familysearch.org/, England Marriages, 1538-1973, Indexing project no: M06261-3, System origin: England-ODM, Source film number: 919755.
  3. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, ED 9 RG9-313 Folio 108 p23 GSU roll 542612.
  4. [S367] Census - 2 Apr 1871, UK census, ED 7 RG10-594 Folio 29 p54 GSU roll 824902.
  5. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of St Saviour Southwark, Vol 1d, p112, 2Q1879, aged 65.

Robert McCARTHY1

Robert McCARTHY (???-???)
He married Annie McKANE, daughter of James McKANE and Rachel LE MOIGNE, in Channel Islands.1

Family

Annie McKANE (1878 - )

Citations

  1. [S1136] Photo - Guernsey families, #M25 McKANE family, submitted by members #148, Mr & Mrs J.W.SARRE.

Jessie Fraser Ramsay McCAW

(1891 - 1973)
Jessie Fraser Ramsay McCAW was born in New Zealand on 3 May 1891.1

She married William TRAILL, son of Arthur William TRAILL and Gretchen (Kerekini) WOHLERS, in New Zealand on 1 November 1916.2,3

Jessie died on 23 February 1973 in Auckland at age 81.4,5 Her ashes were buried on 16 June 1973 at Waikumete Cemetery in Waitakere.6

Family

William TRAILL (1890 - 1978)
Children

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1891/7889, and Death Reg. No. 1973/40840 gives this birthdate; daughter to William Armstrong and Elizabeth Ramsay.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 8101.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1916/2890.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1973/40840.
  5. [S569] Waikumete Cemetery database, at https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/cemeteries/Pages/…
  6. [S569] Waikumete Cemetery database, at https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/cemeteries/Pages/…, Soldier's Assh burial section K, row 3a, plot 196.

Emma Louisa Georgina McCHESNEY

(1880 - 1959)
Emma Louisa Georgina McCHESNEY was born in Invercargill?, Southland, on 1 July 1880.

Emma married Thomas Morell MACDONALD, son of Alexander MACDONALD and Selina Dorcas BLOMFIELD, on 29 January 1906 at Caversham in Dunedin, Otago.1,2,3

She was widowed at age 28 on the death of her husband Thomas on 15 March 1909.4

Emma died on 31 July 1959 in Auckland at age 79.5

Family

Thomas Morell MACDONALD (1840 - 1909)
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S421] Presbyterian Church Archives of NZ, at http://www.archives.presbyterian.org.nz/
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1398.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1906/2715.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1909/2224, aged 68.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1959/29047, aged 81.