Visitors Interests


The following list of people represents those that visitors to the CDFHS website are researching and are seeking any information that may help them move forward in their research endeavours.

Any member or visitor who might be able to provide assistance please check the details for contact information.

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Surname Other Names Period Area/District/City State Country
COLLINS Edmund (Ned) 1844 to 1851 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Chris Sutton
  • Additional Information : I am trying to track down the existence of a bakery in Campbelltown between 1844 and 1851. Our ancestor Edmund, known in town as Ned Collins, baker, lived with his wife Catherine and their children in Campbelltown in that period. Ned left with William Bursill for the Goldfields in May 1851. “The party included Ned Collins, Jack Haray, William Williams, Bursill snr, Wm Bursill and a lad of 15 years to mind camp and cook.” William A. Bayley, History of Campbelltown NSW. We have a mystery in that we have no idea how Ned, who was a convict, came to move from Wollongong to Campbelltown and take up work as a baker, which was his apprenticeship when he was convicted for highway robbery and sentenced to 14 years transportation. He received his Ticket of leave in 1844 and was permitted to move to Campbelltown but we cannot find a reason why.
COLLINS (nee Brogan) Catherine 1844 to 1851 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Chris Sutton
  • Additional Information : Refer: Collins, Edmund (Ned)
CONNOR Henry Abt 1825 Camden NSW AUSTRALIA Details
  • Contact person : Karen Parker
  • Additional Information : I am looking for information about my GGrandfather, Henry Connor, born abt 1825-6, Camden, New South Wales. He lists his father as James Connor and mother as Elizabeth on his children's BC's. There does not appear to be any birth or baptismal record under his name. He first appears in offical recrods in Howlong, NSW, where he is a 'carrier' and appears to marry Elizabeth Atkins (born Essex, England) in Oct 1856 in Albury (no record can be found for this). They proceed to have a number of children and eventually Henry dies of lung disease in Albury Hosptial in 1867. I have spent hundreds of hours searching for clues for the early life of Henry. If anyone has even the tiniest clue I would appreciate it. There appears to be Connors in the Campbelltown area at the time, but I do have not links between my Henry and them, though it is possible there are links.
CONNOR Mary 1850 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Marianne
  • Additional Information : Mary CONNOR - arrived on the barque Emigrant to Moreton Bay in 1850 and was listed as having an uncle at Campbelltown. She married Martin Payten in 1852 in St John's Catholic Church. We are looking for her extended family named Connor(s) or O'Connor.
COOK William and Jane 1842+ Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Liz
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CRAFT Samuel 1789 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Rex
  • Additional Information : Samuel CRAFT - Samuel is listed in your Pioneer Register
CREGO John 1857 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Katelyn
  • Additional Information : Elizabeth STEPHENSON - I have an interest in the old hotels around 1857 in Campbelltown. I have an ancestor Elizabeth Stephenson who married John Grego in Campbelltown. Elizabeth was a publican of one of the towns hotels. She was a widow when she married so the original lease may be in the first husbands name (name unknown). Does anyone have an interest in historical hotels?
CURRAN Michael and Hannah 1857 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Steph
  • Additional Information : Michael and Hannah CURRAN - Michael Curran (b1825 CLA IRL) came to AUS 1857. Married Hannah McElwaine (b1842 ARM IRL). I think Currans Hill was named after them. Their oldest daughter Elizabeth (Bridget) (b1861 Campbelltown) married 1882 @ Campbelltown to William Morgan(b1860 SCT).
DAVIS William Henry 1850 Campbelltown NSW AUSTRALIA Details
  • Contact person : Robyn Toohey
  • Additional Information : My great grandfather William Henry Davis was born in 1850 at Campbelltown. His father was Thomas John Davis and his mother was Jane Dempsey. My great grandfather later lived in Gundagai from 1874 - 1880 and he married Mary Quinn in the Tumut Catholic Church in August 1874.
DAVIS William 1815 Parramatta NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : David
  • Additional Information : William DAVIS:He married Mary Geer at St Johns Parramatta 17-03-1815. I would like to know if he was the William Davis who was transported on the Royal Admiral.
DAWSON John & Mary 1854 Campbelltown/Glen Alpine NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Lorraine
  • Additional Information : DAWSON - Mary nee Hennessy and 3 sons Andrew; David & John all lived in the area.
DEANS Annie Stobo 1920 Buried in Presbyterian Cemetery East Maitland NSW AUS Details
DWYER Martin 1838 Camden/Picton NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Helen
  • Additional Information : Martin DWYER of Tipperary transported 1838 on the Westmoreland. ToL for Camden amended 1843 for Picton. Wife Ann Kelly/Kirwin transported 1839 on Margaret 2. Two children born in Ireland; two at Appin; three at Murrumbidgee. Martin died Tumut 1880 aged 72. Interested in hearing from descendants.
ELLIOTT Joshua Wellington 1884 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Patricia
  • Additional Information : Joshua Wellington ELLIOTT - married Sarah SALES at Camden in 1884. Their children Gertrude C; Ethel May; Violet J; Joshua Wellington and William J were all born Camden or Campbelltown. Sarah SALES dau. of William & Jane SALES born Penrith 1865.
EMMETT Susannah before 1946 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
FAWCETT Christopher 1820+ Airds NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Sheryl
  • Additional Information : Christopher FAWCETT - Colonial Secretary Index 1788-1825; FAWCETT Christopher. Of Airds 1822 Apr 2 -Application for labourers; appears as Faucet (Reel 6054; 4/1758 p.21a-b). 1822 Jul 24- Convicts landed from "Guildford" assigned to at Airds (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.75[i]). 1822 Jul 24 - On list of persons receiving an assigned convict listed as Charles Fawell & Fawett (Fiche 3290 4/4570D pp.28 79).1823 Feb 17 - On return of fines imposed by the Magistrates at Campbelltown on persons violating Government orders (Reel 6060; 4/1777 p.247)
FLENADY/FLAMHEADY William/Catherine 1841-70 Denham Court/Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Jan
FLINN Alice 1825 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Robyn
  • Additional Information : Alice FLINN - Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser April 26 1826: Deaths: On Sunday the 23rd instant in the 49th year of her age after a painful illness Mrs. Flinn wife of James Flinn of Sydney.
FLYNN John 1811 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Robyn
  • Additional Information : John FLYNN - I need to find record of birth/baptism at a church in the Campbelltown area. Family was Catholic. No record in BDM. Father may have been a soldier. Death certificate stated born at Campbelltown in 1811 (? reliability of information). Any clues/assistance is much appreciated.
FOLEY Samuel 1825 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Linda
  • Additional Information : Samuel Foley - Born c: 1760 Birmingham England Sentence : Life Ship: HMS "Glatton" 1803 Served 17yrs Married: Mary Anne Mason St.Johns Parramatta Grant of land : 30.09.1824 Muster of 1825 Living in Campbelltown 1825 Calling: Blacksmith and farmer in the Appin area 6 chlidren Martha Thomas Betsy Sarah Born Campbelltown 1820 James John Samuel Foley is my GGGG Grandfather Sarah Foley is my GGG Grandmother Anyone with interest in this family please contact me.

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