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151 George Walpole arrived in the colony in 1825. His sentence was 14 years. The census said he was a messenger at the Colonial Secretary's Office at Government House on the Domain. George Walpole
 
152 FLETCHER - A, Mrs: born 8 Nov 1860 at her residence,Lime St Wife of Captain A Fletcher

On the 26 instant , at Terrara, Shoalhaven , Mrs ARCHIBALD FLETCHER of a son

On the 27 instant at Terrara Shoalhaven Mrs Archibald Fletcher of a daughter

 
Jemima Watson
 
153 DEATH NOTICE- FLETCHER ON THE 22nd May1876 , at her residence, Wattle Street Sandhurst,Vi ctoria, Jemima, the beloved wife of Archibald Fletcher, andsister of J.B.Watson Esq, aged 39 Years
OBITUARY- DEATH OF MRS FLECTCHER .It was with feeling of deep regret: that we have torecord the death of Mrs Fletcher , the wife Of Mr Fletcher,manager for Mr J.B.Watson of this city ,and sister to the later gent. She died on the 22nd May after a brief illness. We areinformed that her complaint was acute information. The loss of the deceased lady will be felt by many who were recipients of her charity, The lamented leaves a family of nine childern. - -- "Bendiigo Adverstier". (It is with feeling of the most profound grief that we call the attention of our readers to the forgoing paragrah. The deceased lady will be in the recollection of many who for number of years in this districten jouted her estimable friendship. She was a partaker of our joys , and shared in sorrows. None in our midsit had the ravages of the flood impressed more vividly upon their memory -- for the home and household property of her husband,children and self were swept away at one sudden stroke. As the beloved partner of one who for so many years enjoyed in such hand eminent degree the confidence , esteem and friendship of all who cam e in contact with him, the deceased would also have excited in the hearts of many sympathising friends her deep emotions of sorrow. It will be in the recollection of many friend of the deceased that she visit the district about six month ago, but how little did they anticipate that this was a fair well visit . There are very many hearts beating in earnest sypathy with Captain Fletcher in his great bereavement, but it is consolatory to know that both the deceased lady and her bereaved partner had earnestly sough the Lord and his right ecousness, and were enabled to commit their way to him who doe th all things right - - Communicated.) 
Jemima Watson
 
154 Dr.WALTER WILLIAMSON.
!Came to Australia at the age of 4 years, with his parents Charles and Elizabeth
[nee Waldie] Williamson and 5 siblings. Family history in the book "Early
Pioneers of Victoria and Riverina", pages 200/202 only list 4 children,
perhaps 2 died on the journey. The "Palmyra left Greenock, Scotland on Thu
18th Jul 1839, and arrived at Port Phillip [Melbourne] on Sun 24th Nov 1839.
!Walter was educated at Bruce Castle, North England and Edinburgh University,
Scotland. Graduated M.D; finished medical studies in Paris, but never practised
his profession. Returned to Australia and followed pastoral pursuits at
DeCameron Stn. Held several other properties, including Yanga and Wongagong in
New South Wales, and Tower Hill in Queensland. During the period that Walter
Williamson owned DeCameron it comprised 30,000 acres [12,000 hectares], and
carried 13,000 sheep.
!He was a member of the Ararat and St.Arnaud Shire Councils, and a Justice of
the Peace in Victoria and New South Wales. A keen sportsman, he owned a number
of racehorses, including "The Diver", who ran third in the Melbourne Cup.
!Married Annie Morrow, daughter of Charles Samuel and Margaret [nee McCracken],
early pioneers, and at one time owned Bungall Stn near Lal Lal, Vic.
!Walter died at DeCameron Stn. on Fri 20th Sep 1901, and Annie died at
!28 Springfield Ave Toorak Vic on Sun 21st Dec 1930.
"The Diver" was not owned by Walter at the time that he ran third in the 1874
Melbourne Cup. The winner was "Haricot", and the second horse was "Protos".
Time 3min.37 1/2 sec. Haricot won by 1/2 hd. He was a brown horse, 4 years old,
jockey, Greville, started at 6/1 and carried 6 stone 10 pounds [43 kilos].
There were 20 starters in the race.
!Info source.- Early Pioneer Families of Victoria and Riverina.
Compiled and edited by Alexander Henderson, Melbourne
McCasson, Bird & Co 1936 [see page 200].
!Report in "Age" newspaper Mon 23rd Sep 1901 p7.c2.
!"Ararat.- Dr.Williamson of DeCameron, died on Friday night after a brief
illness, at the age of 66 years. He came to Australia when 4 years of age, and
resided at DeCameron for about 40 years."
!Death notice in "Argus" newspaper Mon 23rd Sep 1901 p1.c1.
!WILLIAMSON.- On the 20th Sept, at DeCameron, Elmhurst, Walter Williamson M.D.
aged 66 years.
!Personal Column in the "Argus" Mon 23rd Sep 1901 p4.c9.
!"Regret was expressed at Ararat on Saturday of the death of Dr.Williamson, who
was one of the oldest residents of that portion of the state. He came to
Victoria 62 years ago when he was 4 years of age. After taking his Degree he
practised his profession for some years, and then engaged in pastoral
pursuits.Besides his fine estate in the Ararat district, he also had a large
property near Townsville, Queensland. He leaves a widow and a family of three,
his son, Sgt Walter Williamson, having recently returned from South Africa."

Walter Williamson Esquire Decameron 20 Sep 1901
Given Name Walter
Surname Williamson
Alternative Name
Title
File number 83/670
Death Date 20 Sep 1901
Death Date notes
Grant Date 18 Jul 1902
Grant Date notes
Nature of Grant A
General Notes
Occupation Esquire
Residence Decameron
Country of Residence
State of Residence
Residence notes Elmhurst
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Item Details
Series title: Probate and Administration Files
Description: 83/670
Date range: -
Public access: Open
Format: Physical
Location: North Melbourne
This Item is part of
Series number: VPRS 28
Consignment number: P0002
Unit number: 618

Letters of administration have been
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granted in the'estate of Air. Walter Wil- liamson, late of Decameron, Elmhurst, who died intestate in September last. The

estate, which is valued at 62,000, and !

5.100 personalty, goes to the widow and j

six children

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931) (about) 
Walter Williamson
 
155 !WALTER WILLIAMSON.
!Born DeCameron Stn, Elmhurst Vic, Sun 15th Apr 1877. Educated Cheltenham
Collge, England, and Cumloden, Melbourne. Followed pastoral pursuits: managed
DeCameron Stn for some time after his father's death. Served in South African
War [Boer War], 1900, with 3rd Bushmen. Reached the rank of Sergeant. On return
purchased O.K. Station, near Dalby Qld, where he resided till 1925.
!Married Isabella, daughter of Robert Moffat, of Ravenswood Stn. an early
Victorian pioneer. Died at Gundaline Stn Wed 7th Feb 1934, leaving issue three
daughters - Anne, Mary and Betty.
!Info source.- Early Pioneer Families of Victoria and Riverina
Compiled and edited by Alexander Henderson, Melbourne
McCasson, Bird & Co, 1936 [see page 201]
!Gundaline Station is approx 55 kms east of Hay in NSW. The property seems to
be fronting onto the Murrumbidgee River. This has not been confirmed, only what
it appears on a map sighted at the Perth Library. 
Walter Williamson
 
156 Buried Catholic Portion no 94 Alfred Bede Willis
 
157 Among many talents Dorothy Beckett Geyer (nee Willis) was an accomplished poet. Links to two of Dorothy's poems are provided below:

A Christmas Poem for Women
Anzac Day March.

(The insignia at the top of the "Anzac Day March" poem is the insignia of the 4th Battalion AIF. This was the Battalion William Keith Willis fought with in WW1. William Keith died of wounds in France in 1918.) 
Dorothy Beckett Willis
 
158 Buried in the same grave as her mother Margaret Scully (nee Leheen). Elizabeth Agnes Willis
 
159 Florence Joyce Kneipp (nee Willis) funeral service tribute Florence Joyce Willis
 
160 After joining the Army in May 1916, he deserted after three months, and though a warrant was issued for his arrest records show that he was never apprehended. Family members recall he was not much at home. It seems he went to Brisbane, Queensland, where he apparently became friends with a family by the name of Lee (see grave marker) who had him buried under the name of "Harold Francis Willis" Harold Hugh Willis
 
161 Isabel Mary Ross (nee Willis) Funeral Service Tribute Isabel Mary Willis
 
162 THE FRIENDS of Mr. John Willis, Farrier, are invited to the Funeral of his late beloved DAUGHTER, Isabella E; to move from his residence, Bullanaming street near Wells Street, Redfern, THIS (Thursday) AFTERNOON at half-past 2 o'clock for the Necropolis.
J. and G. Shying and Co., 120, South Head Rd
 
Isabella Esther Willis
 
163 Willis, Jack Lehane (1918 - 2004)

Jack Lehane Willis initially worked as an organic chemist in private industry. He was then appointed Botanical Research Officer at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (later the Powerhouse Museum) in 1948. Later he became Deputy Director 1956-59 and Director 1960-79.

Career Highlights Born Sydney, 16 March 1918. Educated University of Sydney (BA, MSc). Botanical Research Officer, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences 1948, Deputy Director 1956-59, Director 1960-79. President, Museums Association of Australia 1961-67.

Powerhouse Museum [Repository details] Title: Jack Lehane Willis - Records Reference: MA 153, MRS 225 Date Range: 1921 - 1978 Description: Research files and notebooks regarding essential oils, particularly in relation to J.L. Willis and A.R. Penfold's "The Eucalypts: botany, cultivation, chemistry and utilization" (London, 1961); overall dates 1921-78 [MA 153]. Reprints of articles 1950-66 [MRS 225]. Access: Available for reference.

(Information provided by Susan Tutin)

 
Jack Lehane Willis
 
164 Buried Catholic portion Grave no 89 John Willis
 
165 John Willis Timeline (provided by Diana Ballinger). John Willis
 
166 Report on 1896 Brewarrina Heatwave by Diana Ballinger. John Willis
 
167 Their first child was probably a male with the initial T
A person of that initial is buried in the grave of J.G.R.W 
John George Robert Willis
 
168 Article by Peter Styles on Joseph Willis Joseph Willis
 
169 Mentioned in NSW census of 1828: Living in Parramatta with wife Rose and children John 3, and Thomas 9.
 
Joseph Willis
 
170 The Proceedings of the Old Bailey - London's Central Criminal Court, 1674 to 1913. JOSEPH WILLIS, Theft > grand larceny, 28th October 1812.
* Ann Gibson (nee Willis) brother of Joseph, and Anne's husband John Gibson were witnesses at the trial. 
Joseph Willis
 
171 Ruby Mills says he liked his beer Joseph Francis Willis
 
172 The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) Wednesday 27 April 1910

GILL1S ? WILLIS. ? April 26, at St. Charles' Ohurch,
Waverley, by Rev. Father Begley, John Gillis 'to
Lilian Willis. 
Lilian Violet Willis
 
173 Referee (Sydney, NSW : 1886 - 1939), Wednesday 22 November 1922, page 5

OPEN THEIR ACCOUNTS.
- Two divisions of the Fourth Division
Handicap were well contested. In the
first a 20 to 1 chance in the .Highfield
gelding,' Infield, was somewhat lucky to
beat the , favorite, Yampi, by a head.
Yampi was badly placed early. The
winner is a three-year-old, owned and
trained by J. J. Kahl, and in this race
'he torieitea nis maiden certihcate.
So did Meal, who comfortably ac
counted for the opposition in the second
section of the race. Meal is a three
year-old Buckwheat filly out of Step
Aside, and possesses more than average
speed. She started a well-backed second
favorite at 5 to 2, and won from an
outsider in Polama and Moline Knight.
The winner cost Thompson Bros. 210gs
as a yearling. She is now raced by
Mr. Norman Willis, a former Sydney
sporting writer. 
Norman Edward Lehane Willis
 
174 I have a copy of her Baptism certificate Rosa Mary Willis
 
175 Death Notice (Sydney Morning Herald 31 Dec 2007)
WILLIS, Thomas Lehane. Late of Killarney Heights
and Peninsular Nursing Home. Passed away December 21,
2007, aged 91 years. Beloved husband of Joan, dearly loved
father of Daena (Dawn), Suzanne and their families,
grandfather to Lyndl and Rachel and stepfather to Warwick.
Privately cremated.
(Information provided by Susan Tutin) 
Thomas Lehane Willis
 
176 Service Record Name WILLIS, THOMAS LEHANE Service Australian Army Service Number NX122765 (N20024) Date of Birth 29 Oct 1916 Place of Birth SYDNEY, NSW Date of Enlistment 28 Sep 1942 Locality on Enlistment MANLY, NSW Place of Enlistment SYDNEY, NSW Next of Kin WILLIS, JOYCE Date of Discharge 5 Jun 1946 Rank Lieutenant Posting at Discharge HQ 4 AUST BASE SUB AREA WW2 Honours and
WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display Prisoner of War No

(Information provided by Susan Tutin)

 
Thomas Lehane Willis
 
177 Surname: Felton Type: Burial
First Name: Veronica Other Names: Priscilla
Date of Death: 25/04/1993 Interred Date: 30/04/1993
Location Section Position
Roman Catholic Lawn Block 6 0156


 
Veronica Priscilla Willis
 
178 Wikipedia entry for WN Willis William Nicholas Willis
 
179 Australian Dictionary of Biography provides a summary of the life of William Nicholas Willis written by Martha Rutledge.  William Nicholas Willis
 
180 The Parliament of New South Wales has an entry for William Nicholas Willis as a former member for the seat of Bourke and also for the seat of Barwon. William Nicholas Willis
 
181 William Nicholas Willis Obituary transcriptions William Nicholas Willis
 
182 Father of 11 children 4 girls and 7 boys Cecil William Worthington
 
183 Married Denise Hobbs in New Zealand they have 2 children Vanessa and Mark Phillip James Worthington
 
184 Tasmanian Family History Society (Hobart Branch)

PO Box 326
Rosny Park
TASMANIA 7018

Telephone: (03) 6228 5057

Website 
Source: Tasmanian Family History Society (THFS)
 

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