Bilton Ancestry
         Descendants of Richard Bilton (1823-1902)

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Richard was the son of Joseph Bilton & Ann Morrit, Joseph born Cundall, North Riding, Co Yorkshire, England. Richard's ancestry can be traced back to the Bilton's of Hampsthwaite, a branch of which moved to Sutton Forest, thence Easingwold and thence to the area of Crambe, all in North Yorkshire. Refer to the link above "Bilton's of Easingwold & Malton" for Richard's ancestry back to the mid 1500s.


William Metcalfe
William Metcalfe, 1832-1845
1. Richard Bilton (s/o Joseph, s/o Robert, s/o Robert),[4,25,28,150,194] born 1822,[7,28,30,67,177,273] Whitewell (Whitwell On The Hill),[273] Co Yorkshire, England,[12,28,30,67,177] baptised 20/9/1822, St Michael, Crambe, North Riding, Co Yorkshire, England.[200] {Father not listed on baptism, but father's name given on emigration record, dated 1844} Died 24/4/1902, 18 Ivy Street, Darlington, Redfern Municipality, Sydney, NSW, Australia (80yo).[4,30,137] Cause of death was heart disease & senile decay of two months duration.[30] M. W. Loveridge was the medical attendant, last seeing Richard on 12/4/1902.[30] The informant was his son, Charles Henry Bilton of Ivy St, Darlington, Sydney, NSW.[30] Buried 25/4/1902, Wesleyean Cemetery, Rookwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Joseph Medcalf was the undertaker.[30] Fred Colwell, a Wesleyean minister, officiated and Henry Robinson & Sidney B. Medcalf were the witnesses.[30] Resided 1841, Rillington, near Malton, East Riding, Co Yorkshire, England ('Belton').[199] Resided 1844, Wharram-le-street, East Riding, Co Yorkshire.[273] Emigrated to Australia on the 'William Metcalf', arriving 13/3/1844.[198,273,274] According to his passenger record, Richard was single, a native of Whitwell, Yorkshire, s/o Joseph, a labourer, and Ann Bilton, he was 21yo, of good health, literate & Church of England.[198,273] Upon embarking he was described as being "likely to be useful" in the colony.[198,273] Leonard Hodgson of Whitewell certified his baptism.[273] Charles Robert Coff, surgeon, of Malton, certified Richard's health.[273] T. W. Rivis of Wharram-le-street, near Malton, East Riding, Co Yorkshire, Richard's employer prior to his emigration, certified his character.[273] {In the 1841 census Rivis' are to be found in Rillington & Westow. Westow is close to Whitewell whilst Rillington is near Wharrand-le-street} Thomas Cawood of Duggleby, near Malton, East Riding, Co Yorkshire, also certified his character.[273] H. Willoughby, magistrate, of Birdsall, near Malton, East Riding, Co Yorkshire, and Rev. Robert Ellis of North Grimston, East Riding, Co Yorkshire certified the details given on his emigration record.[273] {Birdsall & North Grimston are both within 5km of Wharram-le-street} Richard was a bounty immigrant, with a bounty of £18 14s, and upon arrival he was placed in the service of Charles Smith of Sydney, NSW, Australia.[274] Arrived in Sydney, 13/3/1844,[7,30,67] on the "William Metcalfe" as an assisted immigrant.[7,67] Richard was a protestant by religion, could read and write, his occupation was given as "farm labourer" and his bounty was £18,14s, the standard bounty per person for the William Metcalfe.[67] The William Metcalfe was captained by Master Edward Philipson.[67] Richard's listed occupations were: Farm servant/labourer, 1844.[198,273,274] Goldminer, Golden Point, Sofala, NSW, 1857,1860.[28,29] Drayman, 1854,1877.[177,178] Occupation listed as Foreman on son's marriage certificate, 1882,[25] & daughter's marriage certificate in 1883.[150] Yard manager (death certificate of son, Richard Jr).[194]
Married 1st Mary Hannah Laws, 4/8/1845, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, York Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,12,32] Marriage was performed by John McKenny & witnessed by George Grecian & Isabella Donaldson.[32] Mary, a bounty immigrant, arrived Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia on the "Elizabeth" in 20/1/1844.[37] {According to [137] the Elizabeth arrived 29/4/1844} She was a protestant and could read & write.[37] Mary, d/o John & Hannah,[4,12,179] born 1826, Co Middlesex, England,[37] & died 1857,[4,12,137,179] Golden Point, (Turon River), Sofala,[137] Bathurst district, NSW, Australia.[4,12]
Married 2nd Hannah Carroll,[12,25,29,30,177,194] 4/10/1857, Christ Church, Church of England, Sofala, NSW, Australia.[4,28,29,30,177,192] {Date taken from marriage certificate. Birth cerificate of son, Richard Jr,[28] gives DOM as 4/9/1857, [137] gives DOM as 12/10/1857} Richard was a widower and Hannah a spinster.[29] At the time of the marriage both resided Golden Point, parish of Sofala, NSW, Australia.[29] The marriage was performed by Henry Andrew Palmer & the witnesses were John & Agnes Poole.[29] "The consent of Joseph Walford, Esquire, a magistrate appointed to consent to the marriage of minors in certain cases, was duly obtained to the marriage of Hannah Carroll with Richard Bilton, the said Hannah Carroll being under the age of twenty one years, her parents being dead, and having no lawfully appointed guardians".[29] Hannah Carroll,[12,25] was born c.1838,[28,40,177,192] Co Limerick, Ireland.[28,177] {Hannah's death certificate gives her place of birth as Co Derry, however the birth certificate for her son, Henry, gives her place of birth as Co Limerick. Hannah was the informant on Henry's birth certificate.[177] Hannah herself is presuambly a more reliable source for her place of birth than the informant on her death certificate (another son). A search of surviving Co Limerick baptisms on Rootsireland has failed to find Hannah's baptism, indicating the records from the parish she was baptised no longer exist} Her parents were John & Catherine, both having died before 4/10/1857.[29] {And probably before 3/2/1857 when she emigrated to Australia} Died 3/6/1904 (66yo), 10 Ivy Street, Darlington, Redfern registration district, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,137,192] Cause of death was apoplexy, 3 weeks duration {'apolplexy is an obsolete medical term referring to a death following a seizure, often due (but not limited) to a stroke, aneurysm or heart attack}.[192] The informant was her son, Charles H. Bilton, of Ivy St, Darlington.[192] Buried 6/6/1904, Methodist Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[192] Church of England, 1857.[40] Dressmaker, 1857.[40] Literate.[40] 'Anna' arrived Sydney, 1857, on the Golconda at the age of 18.[40,192] The Golconda, under the command of Master Joseph Francis, departed 3/2/1857 from Liverpool, England, and arrived 2/6/1857, Sydney, NSW, with 177 adult male passengers, 125 adult female passengers, 55 boys and 36 girls, all emigrants.[41] {According to her death certificate Hannah arrived in NSW between mid 1857 and mid 1858,[192] since she married 4/10/1857, she clearly arrived no later than 9/1857,[29] indicating she arrived in Australia mid 1857. From immigration records there were 4 Hannah/Ann's who arrived in that period, three of whom arrived with their parents, none of whom were John. The remaining Ann arrived on the Golconda and was presumably the Hannah who married Richard Bilton. The passenger record gives her place of birth as Devon, however the handwriting is unclear. In the absence of any other possible candidate, the stated place of birth is presumably an error, likely due to a strong Irish accent} Cause of death was apoplexy, 3 weeks duration {'apolplexy is an obsolete medical term referring to a death following a seizure, often due (but not limited) to a stroke, aneurysm or heart attack}.[192] The informant was her son, Charles H. Bilton, of Ivy St, Darlington.[192] Hannah was buried 6/6/1904, Methodist Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[192] {It has been claimed by some researchers that Hannah was the daughter of John Carroll & Catherine Cotter, baptised 1844, Co Cork, Ireland (IGI), which conflicts with available Australian records. Carroll was an extremely common surname in Ireland at the time - there were 121 John Carroll's listed in Co Limerick in the Griffith's Valuation Index for 1853, any one of whom could have been Hannah's father, assuming he was still alive in 1853 and that he was a land owner (Griffith's only listed land owners, not tenants). There were also at least four Catherine Carroll's in the Griffith's index (covering the possibility that her mother was still alive and a land owner)}
Resided 1845 Sydney, NSW;[4,12,32] 1846, Kent Street, Sydney, NSW;[137] 1847,1854 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW;[137,178] 1851 Kingsgrove, Sydney, NSW;[137] 1851 Moorfield, Sydney, NSW;[137] 1856-1867, Golden Point, (Turon River), Sofala, Bathurst district, NSW;[4,25,28,137] 1869 Paddington, Sydney, NSW;[4,137] 1877-1904 Redfern, Sydney, NSW.[4,137] Resided 1877, 199 Burnett St, Redfern, Sydney, NSW.[177]

Children of Richard Bilton & Mary Hannah Laws:

i.
 
Charlotte Bilton,[12] born 18/6/1846, Kent Street, Sydney,[137] & baptised 5/7/1846, St Andrew, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,137] Died 1846, St Andrew, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
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ii.

James Bilton,[30] born 20/11/1847,[12,137] Sussex Street, Sydney,[137] & baptised 28/12/1847, St Andrew, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,137]

iii.

Elizabeth Bilton, born 1851,[12] Kingsgrove, Sydney,[137] & baptised 1851, Wesleyan Methodist, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] {No further record, either of death or marriage}
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iv.

Joseph Bilton, born 1851,[12] Moorfield, Sydney,[137] & baptised 1851, Wesleyan Methodist, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
v.Richard Bitton, born 5/4/1854, Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW,[178] & baptised 7/5/1854, St Andrew, Church of England, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,178] {Presumably died in infancy since another son, Richard, was born 1860, however there is no record of the older Richard's death, nor any subsequent trace of him}

vi.

Charles Samuel Bilton, born 13/5/1856,[4,12,137] Golden Point, (Turon River), Sofala,[137] Bathurst district, NSW, Australia.[4,12] Died 1864, Sofala, NSW, Australia (8yo).[4,12,137,179]

Children of Richard Bilton & Hannah Carroll:
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i.
 
Richard Bilton,[27] born 2/9/1860,[4,25,28,30,137,192] Golden Point, Sofala, NSW, Australia.[4,25,28,137]

ii.

Mary Ann Bilton, born 1863,[4,30,137,192] Sofala, NSW, Australia.[4,137] Died 25/5/1917, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,148] Buried Section GG, Row 14 (grave 1151), Old Church of England Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia (53yo).[148] Married, Thomas Anderson 1883, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Thomas born 1860, died 8/1/1889 & buried Rookwood Cemetery, in the same plot as his wife.[148]
Children: (a)
 
May Anderson, born 1885, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 2/2/1886, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,148] Buried with parents.[148]
(b)
Florence May Anderson, born 1886, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1956, Burwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Did not marry (or divorced & died under maiden name).
(c)Thomas Anderson, born 1887, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1928, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
(d)Charles Anderson, born 1888, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 8/12/1888, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,148] Buried with parents.[148]

iii.

George Bilton, born 1865,[4,30,137,192] Sofala, NSW, Australia.[4,137] {Born 1862 according to marriage certificate, presumably a deliberate error since George was a minor when he married} Died 1920, Newtown, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Matilda Esther Rebecca Wood, 14/6/1883, Congregational Church, 481 Riley Street, {now Surry Hills} Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,150] Matilda married with the consent of her father.[150] Both were previously unmarried.[150] Witnesses were Mary Bilton (George's sister) and Thomas Wood.[150] Matilda born 1865, London, England, d/o Thomas & Matilda Wood.[150] In 1893 Matilda filed for divorce.[8]
Children: (a)
 
George T. Bilton, born 1883, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1883, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
(b)
Rose M. Bilton, born 1885, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1886, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]

iv.

Clara Emily Bilton, born 14/8/1867,[4,30,137,192,420] Sofala, NSW, Australia.[4,137] {[420] gives DOB 14/8/1870, however the birth was registered 1867} Died 4/2/1948, No.52 Lilian Street, Campsie, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,420] Married Henry Richard Heydon, 1896, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,420] Henry, s/o George Thomas Heydon & Jane Hedley, born 12/7/1867 Tenterfield, NSW, Australia, & died 10/1/1918 Campsie, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[420] Clara & Henry buried Church of Engld Section (old) AAAA, row 22, plot 1713, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[420] Henry Richard Heydon was Depot Master of Dowling St., Tramway Depot, for many years, starting with the NSW Railways on 21/8/1883 and in 1914 & 1916 won prizes in the Railways garden competition.[420]
Children: (a)
 
Arthur Richard Heydon, born 22/8/1897, Sunnyside Hospital, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,420] Died 26/4/1949, Ryde, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,420] Married Irene M. Nicholls, 1924, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Irene born 1900 & died 20/5/1990.[420]
Children: (1)
 
Arthur William Heydon, born 11/2/1928, Sunnyside Hospital, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[420][ Died 13/12/1985.[420]
(2)
Norma Irene Heydon, born 22/8/1932.[420]
(b)
Norman Charles Heydon, born 22/1/1899, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,420] Died 9/9/1967, Chatswood, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,420] Married Olive Mary Hartley, 1926, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,420] Olive born 6/2/1900, Taree, NSW, Australia & died 30/10/1965, Chatswood, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[420]
Children: (1)
 
Bruce Hartley Heydon, born 16/8/1929, Belair, Roseville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[420]
(2)
Wallace Norman Heydon, born 24/1/1931.[420]
(c)Doris Australia Heydon, born 28/12/1901, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,420] Died 3/7/1974, Drummoyne, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,420] Did not marry.[420]
(d)Violet Emily Heydon, born 13/5/1905, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,420] Died 29/7/1960.[420] Married John Donald Watson, 1930, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] John born 17/7/1905 & died 14/2/1961.[420]
Children: (1)
 
Shirley Elaine Watson, born 24/9/1931.[240]
(2)
Jeanette Ann Watson, born 30/3/1934.[420]
(3)Judith Watson, born 20/11/1938.[420]
(4)Margaret Clare Watson, born 2/9/1944.[420]
(e)Irene Melba Heydon, born 21/6/1909, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,420] Died 12/3/1987.[420] Married John Henry Rae, 1948, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[420] John born 1907, Balmain South, Sydney, NSW, Australia & died 28/1/1988.[420]No issue.[420]

v.

Charles Henry Bilton, born 1869,[4,30,137,148,192] Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,137] Died 29/1/1928, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,148] Buried Section 3, Row 15 (grave 534,535), Old Church of England Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia ("Husb of Amy Grace Bilton", 57yo).[148] On 24/4/1902, then residing Ivy St, Darlington, Sydney, NSW, was the informant at his father's death.[30] Married Amy Grace Abbot, 1905, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Amy, d/o George & Eliza,[5] born 1874, died 12/6/1962, Campsie, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Buried Section 3, Row 15 (grave 534,535), Old Church of England Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia ("Wife of Above", 88yo).[148] Inscribed on footstone "Uncle & Aunt".[148] No known issue. Buried in same plot was James Buchanan (d.1/12/1949, 84yo) & Ada C. Buchanan (d.18/7/1948, 81yo), "mother & father".[148]
vi.
Harriet Esther Bilton, born 1873,[4,30,137,192] Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,137] Died 1950, Annandale, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Thomas Barnes, 1902, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
Children: (a)
 
Frederick T. Barnes, born 1904, Annandale, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Myra G. Austen, 1931, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
(b)
Ina M. Barnes, born 1912, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Harold E. Bell, 1934, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
vii.Child Bilton.[148] Still born of Mrs. Bilton of Redfern buried 28/12/1875, Church of England section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[148] Undertaker G. Shying.[148] Buried Section J, Row 28 (grave No.1871).[148]
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viii.
Henry Herbert Bilton, born 10/5/1877,[4,30,137,177,192] 199 Burnett Street,[177] Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,137,177]

ix.
William Bilton, born 1880, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,137] Died 1900, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Did not marry.


St Nicholas, North Grimston, Yorkshire
St Nicholas, North Grimston, Yorkshire
Image © Stephen Horncastle [Geograph]
Derelict Farmhouse, North Grimston, Co Yorkshire
Farmhouse, North Grimston, Co Yorkshire
Photograph - Andy Beecroft [Geograph]
'Improvement Farm', Wharram le Street
Farm, Wharram le Street, Co Yorkshire
Photograph - Trish Steel [Geograph]

North Grimston (or North Grimstone) is a parish in the East Riding, Co Yorkshire, 4 miles SE of Malton. It is situated in the vicinity of the Yorkshire Wolds. The church, an ancient stone structure consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and western tower, is dedicated to St. Nicholas & has a large stone font of Saxon origin, carved from scriptural subjects. The arches are adorned with Norman carvings. The chancel arch is Norman or possibly Saxon. The church was restored in 1886. Population of the parish in 1821 was 139. In 1891 the population was 154 & the parish covered 1,564 acres.[GenUKI] Wharram le street is a parish in the East Riding, Co Yorkshire, 6 miles SE of Malton, containing the townships of Wharram le street, Raisthorpe, Thixendale, and Towthorpe. In the mid 1800s Wharram le street consisted of several farmhouses & the parish church. The Church, dedicated to St Mary, is a small ancient structure, of stone, in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch, and a western tower. The font is ancient, and probably belongs to the Norman period. The church was restored in the early 1860s. Population of the parish in 1821 was 127, barely changed in 1891 when the population was recorded as 133. The parish covers an area of 2,071 acres. In the late 1800s the Rivis Trustees have land in the parish. The Roman road or street passed through Wharram, and hence the addendum to its name.[GenUKI]
Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, York St, Sydney
Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, York St, Sydney, 1878
Joseph Fowles, Antique Print Room
Rev H. Palmer (on right)
Rev H. Palmer (on right)
American & Australasian Photographic Co
The William Metcalfe, built in 1834, Sunderland. Registered London to H. Metcalfe. 447 tons and less than 30 metres long. The William Metcalfe made many trips to the colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemans Land (Tasmania) from the mid 1830's to the mid 1840's, transporting initially convicts, and then later Bounty immigrants. The vessel was one of the first to carry Bounty immigrants. On Richard Bilton's voyage, the ship sailed for Cork, Ireland from Gravesend, London on 4/11/1843, touched at Plymouth on 16/11/1843, and then set sail from Cork, Ireland on 24/11/1843 direct to Sydney, arriving in Port Jackson on 14/3/1844 under Captain Edward B. Philipson. In addition to 28 crew, there were 8 passengers and 233 "Bounty Emigrants" on board. Additionally, the vessel would have carried cows, sheep, pigs and poultry used during the voyage to provide fresh milk, eggs and meat. Five of the emigrants died on the voyage and were buried at sea. Although built as a full-rigged sailing vessel, at a subsequent refit in 1852 the vessel was changed to a barque. In 1858, it is recorded in the Lloyds Register that she was “wrecked” but no details given.[William Metcalfe] The Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, on York Street, Sydney, was built between 1840-1844 & opened for worship 14/2/1844. The original building, of stone and brick, was built along classical lines and in addition to the main worship hall had a large gallery and additional school rooms for children. Built with a seating capacity of 1200, by 1883 the church had just 18 members. A new direction & leader were chosen and in 1885 the church was demolished and a larger building erected, the Centenary Hall, later known as the Central Methodist Mission (now the Wesley Central Mission.[Sydney in 1848, Wesley Mission] 199 Burnett Street Redfern no loner exists. The entire odd number side of Burnett St has been demolished and replaced with modern terrace dwellings.

Kent Street, Sydney
Kent Street, Sydney, early 1800's
William Johnson - National Library Australia
Sussex St, Sydney, about 1900
Sussex Street, Sydney, about 1900
Photograph - John Degotardi (on Flickr)
Old Cottage, Sofala
Old Miner's Cottage, Sofala, probably 1880's
Photograph © David Powell, taken 2002

Sofala is a former gold mining town about 245km north west of Sydney and 45km north of Bathurst in the Turon River valley. It was created by the goldrush precipitated by the discovery of gold in the area in February 1851. By June a tent city has spread across the valley and both the Royal Hotel and a General Store had been built. When the local landowner realised he would never move the miners off his land he became a butcher and started selling mutton (more money was to made selling produce to miners at exorbiant prices than actually mining the gold). By November a travelling journalist could report: 'For the most part, Sofala presents to the spectator a strange jumble of tents of every possible shape: canvas, calico, slab and bark huts, bough gunyahs and nondescripts. Among the medley, two circuses are conspicuous. Stores of every possible description and containing varieties of merchandise are everywhere, embellished with placards announcing the best gold prices available. Shoe makers and blacksmith establishments boasting a large number of visitors.' The goldfield was short-lived with the population peaking at 10,000 in September and dropping to 5,000 by Christmas. It was a ramshackle temporary town with dozens of pubs and, at its height, an estimated 500 illegal sly grog shops. In 1852 there was a brief altercation between miners and police over mining licenses but it did not amount to outright rebellion. The miners caved in and the license fees were retained, although drastically lowered soon after. By 1853 visitors were describing the town as little more than 'wood huts or as they term them shingle, weatherboard, houses and tents. There were many tents scattered along the river.' The fortune of the town was all too brief. By May 1854 there were less than 500 diggers on the field and by 1855, with new gold discoveries occurring at Wattle Flat, Sofala was in decline. By 1856 there were only 325 males and 203 females living in bark huts and working the goldfields in Sofala. Even though the town was beginning to reduce in importance the goldrush had established a substantial infrastructure. In 1866 a traveller described the town as 'There was a post and money order office, a telegraph office, a hospital, court of petty sessions, district court, police camp, gold commissioner's camp, three churches (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Wesleyan), two denominational and five private schools, two hotels (the Sofala Inn and the Barley Mow), a number of public houses and several extensive stores. There was a booking office at the Barley Mow for Cobb & Co, where coaches could be caught for Bathurst, Orange, Lambing Flat and Forbes. There are branches of the Savings Bank and Australia Mutual Provident Society in the township.' By the 1871 census the total population of the town was 644. While mining was still central to the success of the town, miners were covering a greater area and finding smaller deposits. The history of the town in the twentieth century has been one of constant decline as the gold became increasingly hard to extract. In 1948 all commercial gold mining in the district finished. It had lasted for 92 years. The town survives today on tourism and is considered Australia's oldest surviving gold town. The town remains virtually untouched since the late 1800's, apart from the hand of time. A few buildings remain in use, in varying states of repair (or disrepair), many others are slowly decaying.[SMH Traveller, David Powell, 'Sofala Days & Turonites' by John Rule pub. 1980]

Sofala, late 1852
Sofala from northern bank of Turon River, late 1852
John Rule, "Sofala Days & Turonites", published 1980
18 Ivy Street, Darlington
18 Ivy Street, Darlington
Photograph - Google StreetView
10 Ivy Street, Darlington
10 Ivy Street, Darlington
Photograph - Google StreetView

     


1.1. James Bilton,[30] (s/o Richard) born 20/11/1847,[12,137] Sussex Street, Sydney,[137] & baptised 28/12/1847, St Andrew, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,137] {According to [12] was born Sofala, however note was baptised in Sydney. [12] does not cite a source} Died 10/11/1905, Grenfell, NSW, Australia.[4,9,12] Blacksmith, 1874.[151] Married Elizabeth Jane Meldrum, 5/9/1874, Holy Trinity, Church of England, Grenfell, NSW, Australia.[4,12,151] Both previously unmarried & resided Grenfell, NSW, Australia, at the time of their marriage.[151] Witnesses were A. Meldrum & William Rich.[151] Jane died 24/12/1946 & buried Section 13, Row 9 (grave 218,219), Anglican Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia (no gravestone).[148] Buried with Jane was George Meldrum (d.6/8/1940) & grand-daughter Doris (see below).[148]

Children of James Bilton & Elizabeth Jane Meldrum:

i.
 
William Humphries Bilton, born 1875, Grenfell, NSW, Australia.[4,12] Died 1887, Grenfell, NSW, Australia.[4,12]

ii.

Rebecca G. Bilton, born 1878, Grenfell, NSW, Australia.[4,12] Died 1967, Rockdale, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Harry C. Welch, 1898, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,12]
Children: (a)
 
Doris E. Welch, born 1901, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[12] Doris died 14/9/1955 & buried Section 13, Row 9 (grave 218,219), Anglican Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia (no gravestone).[148] Buried with her grandmother, Jane Bilton.[148] Married Joseph K. Humel, 1932, North Sydney, NSW, Australia.[12]

iii.

Ada Eveline M. Bilton, born 1880, Grenfell, NSW, Australia.[4,12] Died 1881, Grenfell, NSW, Australia.[4,12]

iv.

Joseph A. Bilton, born 1883, Grenfell, NSW, Australia.[4,12]

v.

Richard E. L. Bilton, born 1888, Grenfell, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1889, Grenfell, NSW, Australia.[4,12]


Grenfell is a country town in the Central West of NSW, 370km west of Sydney. Originally a goldmining town known as Emu Creek and renamed in honour of John Grenfell, Gold Commissioner at Forbes, who had been killed in 1866 when bushrangers attacked a stagecoach on which he was travelling. Grenfell is most famous for being the birthplace of Henry Lawson, arguably Australia's most loved and famous poet & writer, who was born on the goldfields. Gold was discovered in 1866. Miners and bushrangers soon flocked to the area, including the infamous Ben Hall - in one robbery Hall's gang stole over 2700 ounces, worth millions today (and never recovered or spent). By 1870-1871 it was producing more gold than any other town in NSW, over 40,000 ounces of gold a year. However by the mid-1870s gold was in decline {It would appear James moved from the goldfields of Sofala to those of Grenfell when the pickings at Sofala became too poor, although like his father's arrival at Sofala, James' arrived in Grenfell in the dying stages of the gold rush there}. Within 6 months of the discovery of gold there were 10,000 people on the fields and tents and bark huts and a business centre grew along the banks of Emu Creek. By 1873 the population had dropped to 1873. By the early 1880s wheat dominated the local economy. The present Holy Trinity, Grenfell, was built 1877-1879. It replaced a previous wooden building erected in 1867.[Wikipedia, SMH Travel, Grenfell History]

Main Street, Grenfell
Main Street, Grenfell
Photograph © Gary Hayes 2008 (Flickr)
Grenfell Railway Hotel
Grenfell Railway Hotel
Photograph © Gary Hayes 2008 (Flickr)
Holy Trinity, Grenfell
Holy Trinity, Grenfell
Photo © cindytoo (Flickr)
Terraces, Grenfell
Terraces, Grenfell
Photo © cindytoo (Flickr)

     


1.2. Joseph Bilton,[13,30,164] (s/o Richard) born 1851,[12] Moorefield, Sydney,[137] & baptised 1851, Wesleyan Methodist, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] {According to [12] was born Golden Point, near Sofala, however note was baptised in Sydney. [12] does not cite a source} Died 1878, Wellington, NSW, Australia.[4,12] In 1872 was a gold miner at Golden Point, Sofala, NSW, Australia.[12,164] Married Frances Foskett,[13,137] 16/8/1873, All Saints Cathederal, Bathurst, NSW, Australia.[4,12,137] Witnesses were John Dwyer and Lily Frappell.[12] Frances born 6/4/1852, Newington, London, England.[12] Frances married 2nd William Bone, 1885, Bathurst, NSW, Australia.[4] Resided 1872, Golden Point, Sofala, NSW.[164]

Children of Joseph Bilton & Frances Foskett:
*
i.
 
Herbert Richard Bilton, born 1874, Sofala, NSW, Australia.[4,12,137]
*
ii.

Joseph Bilton, born 1876, Orange, NSW, Australia.[4,12]


Like his brother, James, Joseph appears to have stayed on in Sofala after his father moved back to Sydney and when the Sofala gold fields had dried to the point of offering little hope of a return, Joseph moved onto another gold field. Joseph died in the Wellington district, exactly where has yet to be determined. Whilst the town of Wellington was never a gold rush town, the area was the site of the first discovery of gold in Australia and there were several gold fields in the district, including that of Ophir (where the first gold was found & which started the second major gold rush in the world after California), shown below. If Joseph was not at Ophir (it was virtually mined out by the late 1850's), he would have been at a nearly indistinguishable mining camp after he left Sofala in the mid 1870's. There is no direct route from Sofala to Wellington. The shortest route passes through Bathurst, thence through Orange and onto Wellington. Note that Joseph's 2nd son's birth was registered at Orange. The Ophir gold field was about 25km north of Orange, on one of the roads from Orange to Wellington.

Golden Point, Sofala
Site of Golden Point, Sofala
Photograph © Google Earth
All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Bathurst, c.1890s
All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Bathurst, c.1890s
Photograph - NSW State Heritage Register
Sketch of the gold diggings at Ophir, County of Wellington
Gold diggings at Ophir, Wellington County, 1851
Drawing by J. Korff
(National Library Australia)

     


Sarah Knowles
Sarah Knowles, 1929
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Richard Bilton
Richard Bilton, 1920's
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1.3. Richard Bilton,[27,193] (s/o Richard) born 2/9/1860,[4,25,28,30,137,176,192] Golden Point, Sofala, NSW, Australia.[4,25,28,137,176] {Marriage certificate gives place of birth as Turon River, Sofala[25]} The informant for Richard's birth was his father, Richard Bilton Sr.[28] Witnesses were Henry Hinton, surgeon, and Mrs Wilde, nurse.[28] Died 15/10/1925 (65yo),[4,194] Coast Hospital, Little Bay, Randwick municipality, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[194] Cause of death was arteriosclerosis, myocarditis, 33 days in hospital.[194] Informant was R. Goldwick, manager, Coast Hospital.[194] Buried 16/10/1925, Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[194] Bus driver, 1900.[176] Occupation listed as groom on son's marriage certificate, 1919.[27] Horse bus driver.[193] Stablehand, 1925.[194] Married Sarah Jane Knowles,[27,176,193] 30/1/1882,[4,25,26,176,194] St Silas Church of England,[25] Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,25,176] {Richard indexed as Belton but listed as Bilton on the marriage certificate} Both were previously unmarried.[25] Witnesses were James Holloway & Margaret Holloway.[24] At the time of the marriage Sarah, a dress maker, resided Elizabeth Street, Waterloo, Sydney, and Richard, a (horse drawn) bus driver, resided Burnett Street, Redfern, Sydney.[25,58] Sarah, d/o William Austin & Harriett Jane Knowles, born 1864, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,25,26] Sarah died 11/5/1930, Royal South Sydney Hospital, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,26] Causes of death was cholécystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder), hypostatic pneumonia (a type of pneumonia typically seen in elderly due to excessive lying on the back) and myocarditis cardiac failure (heart failure due to an infection of the heart muscle, no doubt from the associated pneumomia which would have been the underlying cause of death; cholécystitis is very rarely fatal).[26] The registrar was Dr James Skinner & the informant was Henry Lewis Bilton, son.[26] Sarah buried 12/5/1930, Church of England Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Joseph Medcalf was the undertaker.[26] Rev. R. R. Hawkins the officiating priest, Arthur Bicknell & William Drover (spelling uncertain) were the witnesses at the burial.[26] {DOB given as 1861 on marriage certificate but correctly given on death certificate, as well as her age at marriage. Sarah evidently lied about her age on her marriage certificate since she was a minor at the time} Resided 1900, 60 Garden Street, Alexandria, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[176] Resided, prior to Richard's death, 133 Marriott Street, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[26] At the time of Richard's death (15/10/1925) resided 31 Wyndham Street, Alexandria, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[194] After Richard's death Sarah lived with her children Roy and Sadie.[58]

Children of Richard Bilton & Sarah Jane Knowles:

i.
 
William Maitland Bilton, born 1883,[4,26,176,194] Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1947, Granville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]

ii.

George Richard Bilton, born 1884,[4,26,176,194] Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1951, Bankstown, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Married Elsie Smeal Pearce, 1910, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Elsie, d/o William Erskine & Sarah Jane, died 1958, Campsie, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
Children: (a)
 
Elsie W. Bilton, born 1911, Waverley, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Frederick A. G. Peters, 1935, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
(b)
Harold George Bilton, born 1916, Waverley, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Jean Dorothy Blanksby, 1942, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]

iii.

Alice May Bilton, born 1887,[4,26,176,194] Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 29/11/1936, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia (49yo).[4,148] Buried Section 9, Row 69 (grave 3467), Anglican Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia ("Wife & our mother; Inscr on urn - May").[148] Married John Smith, 1911, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] John born 1887, died 10/7/1951 (64yo) & buried Section 9, Row 69 (grave 3467), Anglican Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia ("Our Father").[148]
Children: (a)
 
Ernest C. S. Bilton, born 1908, Annandale, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
(b)Florence T. Smith, born 1912, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] "Florrie" died 28/8/1962 (50yo) & buried Section 9, Row 69 (grave 3467), Anglican Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia ("Our sister"; Cremated).[148]
(c)Joseph C. Smith 'Joey', born 1914, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
(d)Alice M. Smith, born 1916, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
(e)John R. Smith, born 1919, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]

iv.

Charles Rupert Bilton, born 1889,[4,26,176,194] Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1943, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Claudia Eileen Dunne, 1913, Helensburgh, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Claudia, d/o Michael & Maryanne, died 1956, Penrith, NSW, Australia.[4]
Children: (a)
 
John Bilton, born 1913, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1939, Helensburgh, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
(b)
Mona May Bilton, born 1916, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Robert James Henderson, 1941, Sutherland, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
(c)Eileen Bilton, born 1917, Bowral, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Ole Hanssen, 1945, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
(d)Jean Bilton,[4] born about 1920. Died 1938, Kogarah, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
(e)George Bilton, born 14/3/1920, Avon Dam, NSW, Australia.[276] Served Australian Army, 1939-1948, service number: NX89705.[276] Next of kin listed as Claudia Bilton.[276] {A family photograph shows George in army uniform with the description "George Bilton, son of Uncle Dick & Aunty Claudie". Photograph originally from Richard Jones, below, copy from Lorraine Dixon} Married Joan Ursula Richards, 1949, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
(f)Constance Mary Bilton,[4] born 1920's. Died 1971, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Married Reginald John Scully, 1950, {registered both Sutherland & Redfern}, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
(g)Betty Mary Bilton,[5] born 1920's. Married Alfred Frederick Mitchell, 1948, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]

v.

Ernest C. S. Bilton, born 1891, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1897, Glebe, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
vi.
Jessie Florence Bilton, born 1894,[4,26,176,194] Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1941, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married John Herbert Pugsley, 1911, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] John, son of John Herbert & Mary, died 1969, Kogarah, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
Children: (a)
 
John Herbert 'Jackie' Pugsley,[14] born 1913, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married 1st Rosannah Martha Hall, 1941, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Married 2nd Marjorie Doreen Louise C. Kenny, 1948, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
(b)Eileen P. Pugsley,[14] born 1911, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Albert E. Horsey, 1929, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]

vii.
Henry Lewis Bilton, born 1897,[4,26,176,194] Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1957, Balmain, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Resided 1930 at 17 Spooner Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia.[26] Was the informant at his mothers death, 1930, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[26]

viii.
Mary V. Bilton, born 1898,[4,176] Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1913, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
*ix.Roy Hector McDonald Bilton,[2] born 8/2/1900,[4,26,27,58,175,176,193,194] 60 Garden Street, Alexandria,[176] (Waterloo distict), Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,176]
x.Fanny [Frances] I. Bilton, born 1902, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1903, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
xi.Sadie Grace Bilton,[188,194] born 27/10/1906,[4,26,275] Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] {Birth registered as Saidie} Died 1996, Tuncurry, NSW, Australia.[42,275] Married Oscar Henry Jones, 1928, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Oscar, son of Henry & Teresa,[4] born 3/12/1904,[275] & died 23/1/1972, Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,42,275] Oscar was a pastry cook.[58] Resided 5 Rickard Street, Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW.[42]
Children: (a)
 
Richard Oscar Henry Jones,[42,58] born 26/2/1929, Wilson Street, Botany, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[275] Died 31/3/2009, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[275] Married Betty Stewart Blacklaw, 1952, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,42]
Children: (1)
 
Heather Margaret Jones, born 3/12/1953, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[275]
(2)Peter Richard Jones, born 8/1/1958, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[275]
(3)Steven Alan Jones, born 4/6/1961, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[275]
(b)
Winifred Eileen Jones,[42,58,188,275] born 9/6/1932, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14] Married Horace Merlyn Kessey,[275] 29/9/1951, Bankstown, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,14,42] Horace born 9/9/1927.[14]
Children: (1)
 
Judith Allison Kessey, born 16/6/1953, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[275]
(2)Bronwyn Elizabeth Kessey, born 6/9/1958, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[275]
(3)John Richard Kessey, born 21/5/1962, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[275]
(4)Phillip Noel Kessey, born 8/10/1967, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[275]


Sadie Bilton, 1911
Sadie Bilton, 1911
Photo - Lorraine Dixon
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Sadie Bilton & family
Sadie, Oscar, Winifred & Richard Jones, c.1940
Photograph - Lorraine Dixon
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Claud & Jean Bilton,1930's
Claudia & Jean Bilton, 1930's
Photograph - Lorraine Dixon
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Jean & Constance Bilton, 1930's
Jean & Constance
Bilton, 1930's

Photo - Lorraine Dixon
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Jackie Pugsly, Sadie Bilton, Joey Smith, Eileen Pugsly, Henry Lewis Bilton, c.1940
Jackie Pugsly, Sadie Bilton, Joey Smith,
Eileen Pugsly, Henry Lewis Bilton, c.1940

Photograph - Lorraine Dixon (email for Hires copy)
Mona, friend, Betty, George & Joan Bilton
Mona, friend, Betty, George & Joan Bilton, c.1940
Photograph - Lorraine Dixon (email for Hires copy)
St Silas, Waterloo
St Silas, Waterloo
Photograph - State Library NSW


St Silas, Waterloo, was located in the parish of Redfern. Built in the 1860s in an old working-class inner industrial suburb south of the city. The church was licensed in 1868 and closed in 1977.[St Silas Churches]

Terraces, Burnett St, Redfern
Terraces, 50-54 Burnett St, Redfern, 1989
Photograph - City of Sydney Image Library
Terraces, 651-659 Elizabeth St, Waterloo
Terraces, 651-659 Elizabeth St, Waterloo, 1989
Photograph - City of Sydney Image Library
127-135 Marriott St, Redfern
127-135 Marriott St, Redfern, 1989
Photograph - City of Sydney Image Library

George Bilton, s/o Charles & Claudia
George Bilton, s/o
Charles & Claudia

Photo - Richard Jones
George Richard Bilton
George Richard Bilton
Photo - Richard Jones
William Maitland Bilton & Eileen Smith
William Maitland Bilton
& Eileen Smith

Photo - Richard Jones
Winifred & Horace Kessey
Winifred & Horace
Kessey, 1951

Photo - Richard Jones
Sadie, Winifred  & Ossie Jones, 1942
Sadie, Winifred  &
Ossie Jr Jones, 1942

Photo - Richard Jones
Alice Bilton & John Smith
Alice Bilton & John Smith
Photo - Richard Jones

     


1.4. Henry Herbert Bilton (s/o Richard), born 10/5/1877,[4,30,137,177,192] 199 Burnett Street,[177] Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,137,177] Died 24/11/1957, Campsie, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,148] Buried Section 3, Row 16 (grave 578,579), Old Church of England Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia ("Our Father", 80yo).[148] Train driver.[582] Married Elizabeth Ann Weine, 1903, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Elizabeth born 1884,[148] d/o John Weine & Mary Ann Powell,[582], died 3/6/1927,[4,148,582] Campsie, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,582] & buried Section 3, Row 16 (grave 578,579), Old Church of England Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia ("Wife & Our Mother", 43yo).[148] Henry, Elizabeth & daughter Lillian all buried in the one grave plot.[148]

Children of Henry Herbert Bilton & Elizabeth Ann Weine:

i.
 
Lillian Elizabeth Bilton, born 1904, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 25/3/1971, Bankstown, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Buried Section 3, Row 16 (grave 578,579), Old Church of England Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia ("Our Mother").[148] Married Cecil H. Peasley, 1929, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]

ii.

Sylvia M. Bilton, born 1907, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Married Alfred R. Campbell, 1934, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]

iii.

Rita Amy Bilton, born 1912, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,582] Died 1989, Picnic Point, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[582] Married Archibald James berriman, 1933, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[582] Archibald, s/o Andrew John Berriman & Amelia Caroline King, born 1905, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia & died 1965, Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[582] Licensed plumber & gas fitter.[582]
Children: (1)
 
Kevin Henry Berriman, born 1933, Campsie, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[582] Licensed plumber & gas fitter.[582] Married Shirley Patricia Johnson, 1958, Campsie, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[582]
(2)John Loveday Berriman.[4] Married Joan Constance Hammond, 1957, Campsie, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]

iv.

Henry William Charles Bilton, born 1914, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1970, Kogarah, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Married (as Harry) Doris Grace Cook, 1941, Canterbury, Sydney, NSW.[5]

v.

Alice Bilton.[4] Died 1947, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
Henry & Elizabeth Bilton
Henry & Elizabeth
Bilton

Photo - Kevin Berriman
Henry & Doris Bilton, 1941
Henry & Doris
Bilton, 1941

Photo - Richard Jones


     


1.2.1. Herbert Richard Bilton (s/o Joseph, s/o Richard), born 1874, Sofala, NSW, Australia.[4,12,198] Died 1957, Orange, NSW, Australia.[4] 'Bert' only ever worked for the Post Office, finishing his career as Postmaster General in Orange, NSW, Australia.[12] Married Ellen Geraldine McNamara, 1902, Armidale, NSW, Australia.[4,12] Ellen, d/o John Ashme & Ellen, died 1976, NSW, Australia.[5] Resided 1940-1944, 'Egmont', 80 Edgecliffe Road, Bellevue Hill (Woollahra), Sydney, NSW, Australia.[423]

Children of Herbert Richard Bilton & Ellen Geraldine McNamara:

i.
 
Cedric G./C. L. Bilton, born 1905, Armidale, NSW, Australia.[4,12] Employed with the Commonwealth Bank.[12] Married Hazel Weston, 1930, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]

ii.

John Herbert Bilton, born 21/7/1909, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,12,198,423] {Father listed as Herbert E.} Died 1991, Orange, NSW, Australia.[12] Graduated from University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine, M.B.B.S. (1938).[12,198,423] Ship's Surgeon, 'Changte', Sydney-Hong Kong, 1939.[423] Registered Medical Officer, Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney, 1939-1940.[423] Registered Medical Officer, Royal South Sydney Hospital, 1940.[423] Drafted Royal Australian Air Force, 24/6/1940 as a medical officer, seeing action in Europe 1942-1943 & home service 1943-1944, transferred to the Reserve, 8/7/1944.[423] Medical General Practitioner, Orange, NSW, Australia, after the war until his death.[12,198]
 Drafted Royal Australian Air Force, 24/6/1940 as a medical officer, Service Number 261266. At the time was single & Church of England. Next of kin listed as his father, Herbert Richard Bilton. Rank of Flight Lieutenant, 24/6/1940, promoted to Squadron Leader, 1/12/1943. Medical training, Sector HQ, Laverton, 24/6/1940. Medical Officer, No.3 Recruiting Centre, 24/7/1940. Medical Officer, 24th Squadron,15/1/1941. Medical Officer, Sector HQ, Williamtown, NSW, Australia, 30/5/1941. Embarked from Australia with 455th Squadron, 16/7/1942, arrived UK 1/9/1941. Assigned to No.3 PRC, 2/9/1941. Assigned as Medical Officer, 455th squadron,15/9/1941. Detached to Med. Ing. Ent. Helton, 26/10/1941. Stationed St Athan, 6/12/1942. Stationed Leuchers, 1/3/1943. War duty with RAF, RAAF HQ, London, 8/3/1943. Proceeded on duty by rail to Oxford 9/4/1943 & returned 9/4/1943. Proceeded on duty by rail to East Grinstead 12/5/1943. Returned 12/5/1943. Proceeded on duty by rail to Glasgow 13/5/1943 & returned 17/5/1943. Assigned to No.11 PDRC, 12/7/1943. Embarked UK on repatriation to Australia for duty, 30/7/1943. Disembarked at Brisbane 4/11/1943 & posted 1ED. Assigned 2ED, pending posting, 24/11/1943. Senior Medical Officer, transferred to staff duties, 24/11/1943. Assigned as Senior Medical Officer, Air Gunnery School, 17/1/1944. Assigned A/B Disp., 2 P.O., 16/6/1944. Transferred to the Reserve 8/7/1944. A report on JHB, dated 3/7/1944 concluded "This officer has recently shown signs of losing some of his interest in the Service and is inclined to allow his domestic affairs to come before his Service outlook. He was fortunate enough to serve in various theatres of the war, including UK & Russia, early in hostilities and has been unhappy since returning to the less interesting but necessesary 'home' duty - in short a good officer who is now 'browning off'."[423] 
Married Ida Lydia Bauer, 1946, Orange, NSW, Australia.[5]


Shops, Main Street, Sofala, 2008
Shops, Main Street, Sofala, 2008
Photograph © Marco Nero, (PhotoBase)
Post Office, Orange
Post Office, Orange, early 1900's
Photograph - State Records NSW
Armidale Post Office
Post Office, Armidale, 1990's
Photograph - Heritage NSW

     


1.2.2. Joseph Bilton (s/o Joseph, s/o Richard), born 1876, Orange, NSW, Australia.[4,12] Died 1960, Frankston, Victoria, Australia (84yo).[12,13] Married Margaret Mary Bowden,[13] 1899, Orange, NSW, Australia.[4,12] Margaret, d/o John Bowden & Mary McNamara, born 1875 & died 1940, Frankston, Victoria, Australia (65yo).[13]

Children of Joseph Bilton & Margaret Mary Bowden:
i.
 
Joseph T. Bilton, born 1900, {Wellington[12]} Wentworth, NSW, Australia.[4,12]
ii.

Leila P. C. Bilton, born 1902, Waverley, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,12]
iii.

Gerald E. Bilton, born 1905, Waverley, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,12] Died 1905, Waverley, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
iv.

Marjorie Mary Li Bilton, born 1909, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1967, Frankston, Victoria, Australia (58yo).[13] Did not marry.[13]
v.

Sydney Gerald Joseph Bilton, born 1915, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1968, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (53yo).[13] Married Violet Grace Patterson, 1939, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
Children: (a)
 
Dawn Violet Bilton, born 1943, Albury, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1943, Albury, NSW, Australia.[4]


     


1.3.1. Roy Hector McDonald Bilton,[2,27,175,187] (s/o Richard, s/o Richard) born 8/2/1900,[4,26,27,58,175,176,187,193] 60 Garden Street, Alexandria,[175] (Waterloo distict), Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,175] Died 13/9/1970, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, NSW.[3,5,193] Cause of death was congestive cardiac failure (2 months duration) & lung cancer (1 year duration).[193] Informant was his son, Roy R. Bilton.[193] Buried 15/9/1970, Eastern Suburbs Crematorium, Botany, Sydney, Australia.[193] Truck driver, 1919,1937.[27,175] Motor driver, 1924.[187] Roy was a truck driver with Bradshaw Trucking Company most of his working life and spent the last few years of his working life Botany Paper Mills.[58] Listed as a builder on his death certificate.[193] Married Elsie Catherine Thoroughgood,[1,2,175] 6/10/1919, St Paul's Church of England, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,27,175,187,193] Marriage performed by Rev Francis Bertie Boyce, archdeacon.[27] Roy, a truck driver, resided Waterloo, Sydney, and Elsie, of no occupation, resided Redfern, Sydney.[27,58] Both were previously unmarried.[27] Witnesses were Lucy May & Albert Ernest Snashall.[27] {Lucy was Elsie's sister & Albert her husband} The marriage was performed with the consent of the respective fathers, Richard Bilton & Phillip Thoroughgood.[27] Elsie Catherine Thoroughgood,[1] born 20/7/1900,[4,27,48,187] Balmain South, Sydney, NSW, Australia,[4] d/o Phillip Thoroughgood[2,4] & Amelia Elizabeth "Minnie" Summers.[4] Elsie died 4/6/1980, South Blacktown, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,14,58] Cause of death was cancer.[14] Resided 1925, 326 Mitchell Road, Alexandria, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[187] Resided, possibly about 1930, cnr Ney & Sparks Streets, Mascot, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14] {This would be either 45 or 47 Sparks St, the later has been demolished for a new residence, the former may date from the Federation period, albeit heavily modified} Resided 1930's Smith Street, Mascot (now Eastgardens), Sydney, NSW, Australia.[58] Resided mid 1930's, 102 Wilson Street, Botany, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[3] Resided late 1930's Botany Road, Mascot, Sydney, NSW, Australia,[58] initially at 1297, Botany Road for a short time and then at 1291 Botany Road (at the time 319 Botany Road).[3] {Note that 1293-1295 is the Beckenham Memorial Church, where Roy's daughter, Elsie, was married} Resided 1940-1979, 21 Dent Street, Botany, Sydney, Australia.[1,2,58,193] Shortly before her death Elsie moved to 2 Byrne Boulevard, Marayong, Sydney, NSW, Australia, across the road from her son George.[187] Roy & Elsie buried Botany Cemetery, Matraville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14]

Children of Roy Hector McDonald Bilton & Elsie Catherine Thoroughgood:
i.
 
Jean Lillias Bilton, born 3/5/1920,[2,42,58,136,175,187,193] Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42] Died 2003, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia.[42,58] Married Albert Reginald Tobin, 18/12/1943, Beckenham Memorial Congregational Church, 1293-1295 Botany Road, Mascot, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,136] Clerk with Murwillumbah council.[58] Albert born 9/5/1918,[136] died 1983, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia.[42] Resided Bunnerong Road, Matraville, Sydney, NSW.[14] Resided late 1950's on, Murwillumbah, NSW.[14]
Children: (a)
 
Wendy Tobin, born 20/6/1947, Crown Street Women's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,58,136] Married Doug Meek.[136]
(b)
Carolynn Tobin, born 10/10/1948, Crown Street Women's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,136] Married Geoffrey Clark.[136]
(c)Pauline Tobin, born 9/9/1952, Crown Street Women's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,136] Married Phillip Murray.[136]
(d)Graeme Tobin, born 4/5/1953, Crown Street Women's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42] Married 1st Debbie Dwyer.[136] Married 2nd Peta Burns.[136] Married 3rd Lori Chappell.[136]
(e)Gregory Tobin, born 26/3/1959, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia.[42,136] Married Geraldine.[136]
ii.

Marjorie May Bilton,[5] born 10/2/1922,[2,42,58,175,187,193] Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42] Married Walter Russell Sharp, 1944, Beckenham Memorial Congregational Church, 1293-1295 Botany Road, Mascot, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,5] Walter served in the Australian navy, reaching the rank of Captain.[42,580] Walter born 4/2/1922, died 1/5/2005, Canberra, ACT, Australia (83yo).[42,58,580,581] Resided 1940's High Street, Mascot, Sydney, NSW.[14] Resided late 1940's, Hardy Street, Mascot, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14] Resided mid 1950's, England, UK.[14]
Children: (a)
 
Nerida Sharp, born 27/4/1946, Crown Street Women's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,58] Married Ron Cullen.[42]
(b)
Dierdre Sharp, born 5/2/1948, Crown Street Women's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,58] Married Allan Thompson.[42]
(c)Russell Sharp, born 23/9/1950, Crown Street Women's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,580] Married Denise Elizabeth Harris.[42,580] Denise born 1/6/1951 Portsmouth, England.[580]
iii.

Elsie Bilton Red Cross Badge
Red Cross Badge
Image - Trevor Edmonds
Elsie Catherine Bilton,[1,5] born 5/2/1924,[3,42,175,187,193,585] 326 Mitchell Road, Alexandria, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[187] Employed by NSW Railways, 21/12/1942-4/2/1945, as a junior porter at Mortdale railway station, Sydney, 2nd class porter, 5/2/1945-17/6/1945, clerk 7th class at Wynyard, 18/6/1945-7/12/1945.[585]
Was a contestant in the 1945 'Red Cross Popular Girl' competition to raise funds for the Red Cross, organised by the Labour Council of NSW, representing the Australian Railways Union. Despite the competition being a union run, the railways management gave enthusiastic support, both Tom Hartigan (Commissioner for Railways) and Reg Winsor (Chief Staff Superintendent) took an active interest. Else was moved to a clerical position in the headquarters building in Sydney, and on numerous occasions was called to Winsor’s office to brief him on the competition. Else was given paid time off to travel widely to attend fund-raising dances in Sydney and country areas. Together with the sale of the tin plate badges, the dances were the principal method of fund raising. The competition ended with the 21 contestants attending a gala dance at Sydney Town Hall on 11 July 1945. The winner was Joan Jupp, representing the Clothing Trades Employees’ Union. Else came second. A total of £18,047 was handed to the Duchess of Gloucester (Red Cross patron and wife of the governor-general Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester). Else left the railways in December 1945 when her fiancé, who had served as an RAF bomber pilot, returned to Australia.[584]
"Trade Unions Help Red Cross. Popular Girl Contest Raises £18,047. Miss Joan Jupp, winner of the Trade Union Red Cross 'Popular Girl Contest, will hand a cheque for £18,047 to the Duchess of Gloucester for the Red Cross Society at the gala dance at the Sydney Town Hall on July 11 to celebrate the closing of the contest. The Clothing Trades Employees' Union, which Miss Jupp represented, raised £7,184/1/8, representing 1,124,180 votes. Miss Elsie Bilton (Australian Railways Union) narrowly defeated Miss Melba Milton (Hotel and Club Employees Union) for second place. Fourth, fifth, and sixth places were won by Miss Val Kelly (Boot Industry), Miss Joan Russell (Municipal), and Miss Lily Chee (Meat Industiy). A special prize will go to Miss Nessie Carlin (Sugarworkers), who raised the most money in proportion to the membership of her union. The keen intetest taken in the contest is evident in the number of penny votes cast, 4,331,511. The secretary of the Trade Unions Appeal, Mr A. W. Thompson, said last night that the expenses involved in raising the money amounted to only one per cent of the gross takings. The secietary of the Clothing Trades Employees' Union, Mr P. Fallon, said the union covered all the expenses associated with Miss Jupp's campaign, the success of which reflected the loyalty of both employers and employees in the clothing industry.(SMH 5/6/1945)"[583]
Resided 1942, No.15 Dent Street, Botany, NSW, Australia.[585]
Married Ian Arthur Nowland, 26/4/1947, Beckenham Memorial Congregational Church, 1293-1295 Botany Road, Mascot, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[3,5,42] Ian born 12/3/1924, Eastwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42] Ian was employed with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, retiring as general manager for the state of Victoria.[42] Served with the RAAF, seconded to RAF, in WWII as a bomber pilot.[42]
Children: (a)
 
Stephen Edward Nowland, born 11/5/1948, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42]
(b)
Cynthia Gail Nowland, born 13/11/1950, Manly Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42] Married David William Powell, 29/4/2006, St Jude, Dural, NSW, Australia.[42]
(c)Glenda Helen Nowland, born 12/1/1958, Lindfield, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42]
iv.

Beryl J. Bilton, born 10/2/1926, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,175,193] Married Alex Carter, c.1956, England.[42] Alex was a salesman.[42]
Children: (a)
 
Deborah Carter, born 11/1958, England.[14,42]
v.

Roy Raymond Bilton, born 20/12/1927,[1,2,42,58,135,175,193,424] Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42] Died 19/12/2010,[424] Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42] Cause of death was complications from kidney failure & a broken hip resulting from a fall at home.[42] Interred Botany Cemetery, Matraville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[424] Sailor, Australian Merchant marine, 1940s (during WWII).[424] Airport Coach driver with Ansett Airways, 1950s-1980s.[42,424] Married Aileen Claire Grandemange, 29/1/1951, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,135] Aileen born 2/3/1930,[135] died 7/5/2009, Holy Family Nursing Home, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42] Aileen interred Botany Cemetery, Matraville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42] Resided 1951, Daphne Street, Botany, Sydney.[14] Resided 1952-present, 45 Banskia Street, Botany, Sydney, NSW.[14,193]
Children: (a)
 
Susan Claire Bilton, born 29/10/1952, Botany, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,135] Married Philip John Matthews, 2/2/1974.[135]
(b)
Michael James Bilton, born 20/10/1953, Botany, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,135] Did not marry.[42]
(c)Paul John Bilton, born 15/11/1955, Botany, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,135] Married Carol Susan James, 18/5/1985.[135]
vi.George William Phillip Bilton, born 4/5/1936,[1,2,42,58,175,187,193] 319 (now 1291) Botany Road, Mascot, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42] George was a truck driver.[42] Married Colleen Rachel Costin, 28/9/1957, Wynnum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[14,42,187] Colleen born 25/4/1937, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[14,187] Resided 1960's, 1 Byrne Boulevard, Marayong, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14,187]
Children: (a)
 
Raymond George Bilton, born 21/10/1958, Redfern registration district, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14,42,187] Died 23/8/1980, car accident Bruce Highway, near Marlborough, Queensland, Australia.[187] 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, C company, Townsville, Queensland.[187]
(b)
Christine Anne Bilton, born 12/4/1962, 1 Byrne Boulevard, Marayong, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[42,187] Married Robert Thorne, 1982, Wynnum, Queensland, Australia.[187]
(c)Grahame William Bilton, born 1/5/1964, 1 Byrne Boulevard, Marayong, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14,42,187] Trainer with DECA, formerly soldier in 5th/7th Battalion D company, 1st Battalion D company, Royal Australian Regiment, 10th Regiment, 68 support troop.[168] Married Cheryl Anne Margaret McCullough.[187]
vii.Lorraine Dawn Bilton, born 4/11/1937,[2,42,58,175,193] 319 (now 1291) Botany Road, Mascot, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14,42,175] Married Robert Dixon,[2,42] 29/1/1960, Congregational Church, Botany Road, Mascot, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14,42,58] Robert born 27/7/1930, St George, Sydney, NSW, Australia, died 24/1/1997, Lismore Base Hospital, NSW, Australia.[14] Robert was a carpenter.[42] Resided 1960-1961, Hardy Street, Mascot, Sydney.[14] Resided 1962-1965, 21 Dent Street, Botany.[14] Resided 1965-1993, 21 Villiers Avenue, Mortdale, Sydney.[14]
Children: (a)
 
Richard Tyson Dixon, born 15/5/1961, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14,42]
(b)
David Christian Dixon, born 14/2/1963, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14,42]
(c)Tanthia Lea Dixon, born 1/2/1971, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[14]


Roy Hector Bilton, 1902
Roy Ray Bilton, 1930
Lorraine Dixon
60 Garden St, Alexandria
60 Garden Street, Alexandria
Photograph ©  Google Maps
Roy & Else Bilton marriage, 1919
Roy & Else Bilton, 1919
Lorraine Dixon
St Paul, Chippendale
St Paul, Chippendale
Photo - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

St Paul's, Chippendale, located at 242 Cleveland Street was declared redundant in the early 1900's and is now part of the Greek Orthodox Church. It is now the "Chapel of St John The Theologian", part of the complex of the Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady Theotokos.

326 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria
326 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria
Photograph  © Google Maps (Street View)
Cnr Ney & Sparks St, Mascot
Cnr Ney & Sparks St, Mascot
Photograph  © Google Maps (Street View)
102 Wilson St, Botany
102 Wilson Street, Botany
Photograph ©  Google Maps

1291 Botany Road, Mascot (originally No.319)
1291 Botany Road, Mascot (originally No.319)
Photograph - David Powell
Roy Hector & Elsie Bilton, 1960's
Roy Hector & Elsie Bilton, 1960's
Photograph - Else Nowland
21 Dent Street, Botany
21 Dent Street, Botany
Photograph - David Powell

1291 Botany Road, Mascot was built between 1900-1925 & has been continually occupied since then. A Federation Period house built in the Queen Anne style. Timber weatherboard exterior & terra cotta tiled roof.[BotanyHeritage]

Jean Bilton, c.1944
Jean Bilton, c.1944
Photo - Richard Jones
Marj Bilton, c.1944
Marj Bilton, c.1944
Photo - Richard Jones
Elsie Bilton, c.1944
Elsie Bilton, c.1944
Photo - Richard Jones
Beryl Bilton, c.1944
Beryl Bilton, c.1944
Photo - Lorraine Dixon
Roy Bilton, c.1944
Roy Bilton, c.1944
Photo - Richard Jones
George Bilton, c.1942
George Bilton, 1942
Lorraine Dixon
Lorraine Bilton, 1938
Lorraine Bilton, 1938
Photo - Richard Jones

2 Byrne Blvd, Marayong
2 Byrne Blvd, Marayong
Photograph  © Google Maps (Street View)
Congregational Church, Mascot
Beckenham Congregational Church, Mascot
Photograph ©  David Powell
Bilton Family, 21 Dent St, 1949
Bilton Family, 21 Dent St, Botany, 1949
Photograph - Else Nowland

Bilton family, 21 Dent Street, Botany. Taken at home, 1949. Back row - Elsie Bilton (nee Thoroughgood). 3rd row - Wendy (child) and Jean (Tobin), Beryl. 2nd row - Elsie, Carolyn Tobin (baby), Dierdre (baby), Marjorie (Sharp). Front row - Stephen, Nerida, Lorraine & Christine Brotchie (daughter of Botany town clerk).

Carol, Graeme, Wendy & Pauline Tobin, c.1960
Carol, Graeme, Wendy & Pauline Tobin, c.1960
Photograph - Lorraine Dixon
Russell & Denise Sharp, Cynthia Powell, Marj Sharp, 2007
Russell & Denise Sharp, Cynthia Powell, Marj Sharp, 2007
Photograph - David Powell
Ian Nowland, Else & Beryl Bilton, Dec 1945
Ian Nowland, Else & Beryl Bilton, Dec 1945
Photograph - Else Nowland

Elsie, Beryl, Philip (Thoroughgood), Jean & Marje Bilton, c.1942
Elsie, Beryl, Philip (Thoroughgood), Jean
& Marjorie Bilton, c.1942

Photograph - Else Nowland
Eileen Smith, Beryl, Lorraine, Marjorie, Elsie, Jean Bilton
Eileen Smith, Beryl, Lorraine, Marjorie,
Elsie, Jean Bilton

Photograph - Lorraine Dixon
Elsie, Roy, George & Lorraine Bilton, c.1942
Elsie, Roy, George &
Lorraine Bilton, 1942

Photo - Lorraine Dixon
George (boy), Henry, Marjorie & George Bilton (Marj's wedding)
George, Henry, Marjorie
& George Bilton, 1942

Photo - Lorraine Dixon

45 Banksia St, Botany
45 Banksia St, Botany
Photograph - David Powell
60 Garden St, Alexandria
Fiona Moss, Tanthia Dixon, Lorraine (back), Sadie Jones (middle) holding Ashley, Cynthia, Elsie Nowland, 1982
Photograph - Lorraine Dixon
1 Byrne Blvd, Marayong
1 Byrne Blvd, Marayong
Photograph  © Google Maps (Street View)

Cynthia Powell, Lorraine Dixon, Sue Matthews, 2007
Cynthia Powell, Lorraine
Dixon, Sue Matthews,
2007

Photo - David Powell
60 Garden St, Alexandria
Aileen Claire Bilton
Photograph - Roy Bilton
Bilton family, 2007
Sue Matthews, Lorraine Dixon, Cynthia Powell,
Stephen Nowland, Nerida Cullen,
Michael Bilton, Glenda Nowland, 2007

Photo - David Powell
Lorraine, Roy, Else & Marj Bilton, 2007
Lorraine, Roy, Else &
Marj Bilton, 2007

Photo - David Powell
(email for Hires copy)