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Surname Other Names Period Area/District/City State Country
HUGHES George Albert 1840-1890 Appin/Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Jan
  • Additional Information : George Albert HUGHES - was the publican at the original Appin Pub the 'Appin Inn'.
JACKSON Walter John 1842 Cootamundra/Goulburn Plains NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Jill
  • Additional Information : Walter John JACKSON - I have the birth certificate for Walter. His father's name is John Dettmer Dodds JACKSON age 27. Mother Marion Jane DICK.
JAMES Mary 1833 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Bruce
  • Additional Information : Mary JAMES - Mary James was born in 1833 in Campbelltown N.S.W. Aust in 1833 - first marriage was to Matthew Thomas - b: 1790 - d: 1868 under the name Mary James m: 1850 in the Bathurst District - The second marriage was to John Harvey - b: 1818 - d: 1912 - m: 1873 - 2nd marriage was under the name Susan Ann Thomas in 1873 In the Oberon District- died as Susan Jane Harvey in 1895 in Oberon N.S.W. Aust at the age of 62 - Informant on Death Certificate was Robert Adamson - My Great Grand Father.
JONES Ann 1876-1899 Manchester ENGLAND Details
  • Contact person : Dennis Allsopp
  • Additional Information : Require information on immigration to Sydney
JONES Robert 1856+ Liverpool/Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Kerrie
  • Additional Information : Robert Jones - married Catherine Murray in Adelaide SA in 1856. They came to NSW about 1858 first living at Paddington then at Liverpool. Robert Jones was a Police Constable and around the 1880's moved to Campbelltown.
JONES Margaret Anne 1800's Oldham/Manchester LAN ENG Details
JORDAN William 1816+ Penrith NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Dennis Allsopp
  • Additional Information : Trying to ascertain which William Jordan fathered the children of Emma Johnson between 1844 & 1846
JURD Daniel 1802+ Any NSW AUS Details
KEATING John 1890+ Ingleburn NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Ashley
  • Additional Information : John KEATING - Moved to Ingleburn region from Nymagee. There may have been another John Keating in the Ingleburn/Minto region. May have been related to Barney (Bernard) Keating. My John's wife was Catherine Anne nee Walker.
KELLY Mary Ann 1856 - 1861 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Dafydd Cotter
  • Additional Information : I’m trying to find information regarding my great grandmother’s family. She was Mary Ann Kelly who was born in Campbelltown sometime between 1856 and 1861. Confusion over the dates of her birth comes about as her death record states that she was 65 years of age when she died in 1926, meaning that she was born around 1861, yet her death certificate also says that she was a 20 year old bride when she married in 1876, therefore placing her year of birth to 1856.

    She was a daughter of a John and Mary Ann Kelly, nee Kerasen. There is no record of their marriage in New South Wales, so I assume that they arrived as immigrants from Ireland. The family moved to the Bendenine Estate near Binalong at some time when that was opened to selectors (1860’s – 1870’s?). My great-grandfather (Edward Cotter) also had a selection there, so I assume that’s where he met Mary Ann Kelly, they married in Yass.
KENNEDY John Maurice 1881 Muswellbrook/ Cessnock NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Judith Bailey
  • Additional Information : John Maurice Kennedy and Catherine Mary Godfrey married in 1874 both from Hunter Valley Catherine's parents were Phillip Godfrey and Margaret Gannon.
KIRKPATRICK Thomas 1810-1895 Grenfell NSW AUSTRALIA Details
  • Contact person : David Beddie
  • Additional Information : Born: 1/4/1810 Tynron, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Died: 6/8/1895 Grenfell, NSW. Daughter: Theophila Jane Kirkpatrick: 1853-1941.
L'ANDRE or LANDERS James 1800 Castlereagh NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Robin
LAWSON George 1860 Sofala NSW AUS Details
LEWIS Maria Louisa 1840+ NSW AUS Details
LOWE Robert 1832 "Birling", Bringelly NSW AUS Details
MACKAY/COATES Ann 1941 Liverpool/Minto NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Tracey
  • Additional Information : MACKAY/COATES - Ann lived in an orphange and possibly of Aboriginal decent. Maybe had a brother called Maurice. She was born in Feb 1941.
MAHONY William 1848 Campbelltown NSW Australia Details
  • Contact person : Walter Randall
  • Additional Information : Headstone in St John's cemetery, fallen over. Asking for advice. Died 1848.
MANNIX William 1810-45 Narellan (Upper Minto) NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Lois
MATHERS Maggie 1900 Killinchy Christchurch NZ Details