Summers Genealogy

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A Joseph Sommers, son of Joseph & Anna Maria, was born December quarter, 1839, Whitechapel, London,[FreeBMD] and baptised 5/1/1840, St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London.[IGI] This Joseph however appears to have still been living in London in 1881 (DOB & birthplace match).[129] FreeBMD has no other births for a Joseph Sommers/Summers in London between September Qtr 1837 and 1840, indicating Joseph William Sommers was likely born mid-1837, just prior to civil registration. The earliest record of Joseph in Australia was his arrival, as a crewman, on the Airedale in 1862, from New Zealand. Crew lists for NZ ships are not available, only passenger lists. The Airedale travelled from NZ to Sydney in 1859, however Joseph was not listed in the crew. There is no record of Joseph having arrived in NSW or Victoria prior to 1862 (although his death certificate implies he arrived in 1859). Joseph either arrived in NZ as a crewman on another ship a few years prior to his arrival in Australia or he arrived in NZ at some earlier date as a child with his parents.


1. Joseph Summers.[145] Farmer.[145] Married unknown.

Children of Joseph Summers:
*
i.
 
Joseph William Summers,[4,5,31,61] born 1837/1838,[61,63,64,65,145,148] London,[145,148] England.[61]


     


Airedale, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, c.1870
S. S. Airedale, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, c.1870
Image - National Library of NZ

1.1. Joseph William Summers (s/o Joseph),[4,5,31,61,355] born 1837/1838,[61,63,64,65,145] London,[145] England.[61] Died at home,[148] 16/5/1881, No 11, Domain Terrace, Sydney, NSW, Australia (43yo).[5,145,148] Cause of death was dropsy, medical attendant was N. Jackson (initial uncertain), who last saw Joseph 14/5/1881.[145] Informant was his widow, 'Kate' Summers.[145] Buried 17/5/1881, Section K, Row 20, Grave 1180, Church of England Section, Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[145,148] Occupation: Fireman, 1862.[353] Coal trimmer, 1862, 1863.[63,65,351] Mariner, 1863.[61] Fireman, 1864.[64] Occupation listed as mariner on death certificate.[145] Occupation listed as engineer on daughter's marriage certificate, 1894.[31] {Joseph's death certificate lists only 1 male and 2 female children, all deceased. No reference to the still livingchildren} On 30/3/1862 Joseph Sommers, fireman, arrived as a crewman on the steamship S.S. Balclutha, having departed from Brisbane, Queensland.[353] {This is currently the earliest reference to Joseph in Australia. An exhaustive search of the NSW passenger & crew arrivals between 1857-1862 has failed to show any trace of Joseph. He is not listed in the Queensland Assisted Immigrant list, 1848-1912. Crew & non-assisted immigrant indices for Queensland are not available prior to this date. Not listed in the NSW Assisted Passenger Index. According to his death certificate arrived in Sydney 1859.[145]} On 18/6/1862, in a case brought before the Water Police Court, "Joseph Summers and Frederick Matthews, coal-trimmers of the steamer Morpeth, were convicted of absence from their vessel without leave, and it was ordered that they forfeit two days' pay for every day they were absent (seven), and that they pay the costs of Court, 7s. 10d."[351] The Morpeth had arrived in Sydney 22/4/1862 from Newcastle; Joseph was not listed as a crewman or passenger (whilst there were 3 Joseph's on the crew, there were none with a surname even vaguely like Summers),[352] indicating that Joseph had signed up as crew on the Morpeth after it arrived in Sydney. Evidently he abandoned the Morpeth and signed up for the Airedale, below, no doubt because the Morpeth appears to have been laid up in Sydney for several months (one assumes seamen drew more pay whilst at sea compared to sitting at the dock). On 21/7/1862 Joseph Sommers arrived in Sydney onboard the steamship Airedale, under Captain James Bowden, commander, departing from Nelson, New Zealand.[65] Joseph, of British nationality was a crewman (trimmer).[65] On 9/2/1863 Joseph Summers arrived in Sydney onboard the steamship Wonga Wonga, under Captain Frederick Trouton, master, departing from Port Melbourne, Victoria.[63] Joseph, of British nationality was a crewman (trimmer).[63] On 25/5/1864 Joseph Summers arrived in Sydney onboard the steamship Balclutha, under captain John Brown, master, departing from the port of Rockhampton, Queensland.[64] Joseph, of British nationality was a crewman (fireman).[64] In 1866 Joseph
Medieval Pins
Catherine Sparkes
Photo - Phil Skinner
donated 2s to the 'Wreck's Relief Fund', collected by John Fyfe, Sydney, NSW.[350] Married Catherine Sparks,[31] 12/2/1863,[5,61,145] Elizabeth Street,[61] Sydney, NSW, Australia,[5] according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church.[61] {see note below} Both were previously unmarried & both were illiterate (signed with a mark in the parish register).[61] Witnesses were Frederick Matthews & Alice Reading {last name uncertain} and James Fullerton officiated.[61] Catherine, d/o George & Margaret Sparks,[4,11] born September quarter, 1842,[11,61,180,186] Wandsworth, Co Surry, England,[186,355] died at home, 18/12/1917 (75yo), 25 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia,[4,191,354,355] and buried Waverley Cemetery, Bronte, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[191,356]
            "Summers - The Friends of the late Mrs. Catherine Summers are kindly invited to attend her funeral to leave St Phillips Church, Church Hill, this afternoon, at 2.15 o clock, for Church of England Cemetery Waverley."[356] "Summers - The relatives and friends of Mrs. H. Gorman, John, Arthur, Percy, Doris and Harry are kindly invited to attend the funeral of her dearly beloved mother and their grandmother, Catherine Summers, late of 25 Clarence street, city. To leave St Philips Church, Church Hill. This Day, Thur, 2.15, C of E. Cem , Waverley."[356] "Summers - The relatives and friends of Mr and Mrs P. Thoroughgood and family are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late dearly beloved mother and grandmother Catherine Summers, late of 25 Clarence street; to leave St Philip's Church, Church Hill, this day, Thursday, at 2.15pm, for Church of England Cemetery, Waverley."[356] "Summers - The friends of J and W Robinson are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their late mother and grandmother, to leave St. Philips Church this day at 2.15 pm."[356] "Summers - The relatives and friends of Mr and Mrs. J McLean and family are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late beloved mother and grandmother Catherine Summers, late of 25 Clarence-street, city, to leave St Philip's Church, Church Hill, this day thursday at 2.15 pm, for Church of England Cemetery Waverley."[356] "Summers - The relatives and friends of Mr and Mrs. J Cook, Mr and Mrs. W Kerr, and Mr and Mrs. Peattie are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late dearly beloved aunt Catherine Summers, late of 25 Clarence-street, city, to leave St Philip's Church, Church Hill, this day, Thursday at 2.15 pm, for Church of England Cemetery, Waverley."[356] "Summers - The relatives and friends of Mr and Mrs. J Chalker, Thelma and Pauline, are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their dearly beloved grandmother and great-grandmother Catherine Summers, late of 25 Clarence street city; to leave St Philips Church, Church Hill, this day Thursday at 2.15pm for C of E Cemetery Waverley.."[356] "Summers - The relatives and friends of Mr H J Keys are kindly invited to attend the funeral of his late dearly beloved aunt Catherine Summers, late of 25 Clarence street city, to leave St. Philip's Church Church Hill this day Thursday at 2.15 pm, for Church of England Cemetery Waverley."[356]
"Summers - In loving memory of my dear mother and our grandmother, Catherine Summers, who departed this life December 18, 1917, aged 76, 'This is a sad day to recall, Yet in our hearts she is loved by us all; Her troubles now in life are o'er. She sleeps in peace for evermore.' Inserted by her loving daughter, Harriett Gorman, and grandchildren, Arthur, Percy, Doria, and Harry."[357] "Summers - In loving memory of our dear mother and grandmother, Catherine Summers, who departed this life December 18, 1917, aged 75 years. 'You are not forgotten, mother dear, Nor will you ever be; As long as life and memory last, We will remember thee.' Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Minnie and Phillip Thoroughgood, and grandchildren. Hilda, Lucy, Elsie, Raymond, and Edna, also friends, Trooper A. H. Skinner (O.A.S.), and Mr. A. Waters."[357] "Summers - In loving remembrance of our dear mother and grandmother, Catherine Summers, who departed this life, December 18, 1917, aged 75 years. 'A better mother never lived, Nor one more true and kind; Her equal in this weary world, We very rarely find. Abide with Him.' Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Alvina and John McLean, and grandchildren Donald, Gortin and Kenneth."[357] "Summers - In ever loving memory of my dear grandmother, who departed this life December 18, 1917, aged 75 years. 'Peace, perfect peace. With your loved one far away.' Inserted by her loving grandson, Gunner James (Billy) Robinson (O.A.S.)."[357] "Summers - In loving memory of our dear grandmother, Catherine Summers, who departed this life December 18, 1917, aged 75. 'As she lies in peaceful sleep, Her memory we shall always keen.' Inserted by her loving granddaughter and grand son-in law, Sophie and John Chalker, also great-grandchildren Thelma and Pauline."[357] "Summers - In loving memory of our dear grandmother, Catherine Summen, who departed this life December 18, 1917, aged 75. 'God took her home, it was His will; Forget her? No: we never will.' Inserted by her loving grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John and Beatrice Gorman."[357] "Summers - In loving memory of my dear aunt, Catherine Summers, who departed this life December 18, 1917, aged 75 years. 'Let not your heart be troubled.' Inserted by her loving nephew, Henry Keys."[357]
Catherine immigrated to Australia on the Conrad, with her parents, arriving 15/11/1855 (listed separately as a single adult (over 14yo) female).[180] Could read (but not write), Church of England.[180] Resided 1864-1871, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,5,27,31,191,196] Resided 1874, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.[5] Resded 1876,1879, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Resided 1881, No.11, Domain Terrace, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[145] Resided 1917, No.25 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[355]

Children of Joseph William Summers & Catherine Sparks:
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i.
 
Harriet Ellen Summers, born 1864, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,358]

ii.

Elizabeth Kate Somers, born 1866, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,358] Died 1869, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,358]
iii.unnamed female Summers. Died 1869, Sydney, NSW, Australia (d/o Joseph & Catherine).[5,358] {Presumably died at birth, no birth listed in BMD indices}

iv.

Joseph William Summers, born 1870, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,358] Died 1870, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,358]
*
v.

Amelia Elizabeth "Minnie" Summers,[354] born 1871, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4,5,27,31,191,196,358] Married Phillip Thoroughgood III.[354] Refer to Thoroughgood chart

vi.

Amelia Summers, c.1940
Amelia Thoroughgood
(nee Summers), c.1940

Photo - Lorraine Dixon
Josephine F. Summers, born 1874, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.[5,358] Died 29/12/1917 (42yo),[5,191,354,358] Sydney, NSW, Australia,[5] and buried Waverley Cemetery, Bronte, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[191]
"Robinson. In memory of Josephine Robinson, who departed this life December 29, 1917, aged 42 years. 'A better mother never lived, Nor one more true and kind; Her equal in this weary world, We very rarely find. Abide with me.' Inserted by her loving husband and son. Gunner James William Robinson (O.A.S.)."[354] "Robinson. In sad but loving memory of my dear sister and our auntie. Josephine, who departed this life December 29, 1917, aged 42. Died of a broken heart eleven days after her loving mother, Catherine Summers. 'Sleep on, dear sister, sleep and take thy rest. Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour's breast; We loved thee well, but Jesus loved thee best, Farewell.' Inserted by her loving sister, Harriett, and niece and nephews, Doris, Arthur, Percy, and and Harry Gorman."[354] "Robinson. In loving memory of our dear sister and, auntie, Josephine, who departed this life December 29, 1917, aged 42. Died of a broken heart eleven days after her loving mother, Catherine Summers. 'So quick and sudden was the call. That her death surprised us all; God took her home, it was His will, Forget her? No: we never will.' Inserted by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Minnie and Phillip Thoroughgood, nieces, Hilda, Lucy, Elsie, Edna, and nephew, Raymond; also friends, Trooper A. H. Skinner (O.A.8.), Mr. A. Waters, and Mr. R. Bilton."[354] "Robinson. In loving remembrance of our dear sister and aunt, Josephine, who departed this life December 29, 1917; aged 42, died of a broken heart eleven days after her loving mother, Catherina Summers. 'No one knows how much we miss you, Tis God alone can tell; We spend many a lonely hour, And abed many a tear as well.' Inserted by her loving sister and brother in-law Alvina and John McLean, niece, Girlie, and nephews Donald and Kenneth."[354] "Robinson. In loving remembrance of our dear auntie, Josephine, who departed this life December 29, 1917; aged 42. Inserted by her loving nieces and nephews, Sophie and Jack Chalker, and children, Thelma and Pauline, also John and Beatrice Gorman."[354] "Robinson. In loving remembrance of my dear cousin, Josephine, who departed this life December 29, 1917; aged 42. 'She's dead, but then we must not grieve, We did our very best; She's better off to-night, good friend, She's now at peace and rest.' Inserted by her loving cousin, H. Keys."[354] "Robinson. In loving remembrance of our dear cousin, Josephine, who departed this life December 29, 1917. Peace, perfect peace. Inserted by her loving cousins, Caroline, Nettie and Annie."[354]
"Robinson. The funeral of the late Mrs. Josephine Robinson will leave her sister's residence 43 Clarence street city, this day, at 2.15pm, for Waverley Cemetery. Wood, Coffill and Company, Ltd. Robinson. The relatives and friends of James and William Robinson are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late departed wife and mother to move from her sister's residence, 43 Clarence street, this day, Monday, at 2.15 pm, for the Church of England Cemetery, Waverley. Robinson. The relatives and friends of Mrs H. Gorman, John, Arthur, Percy, Doris and Harry are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late dearly beloved sister and aunt, Josephine Robinson; to leave her sister's residence, 43 Clarence street, this day, Monday, at 2.15pm for the Church of England Cemetery, Waverley. Robinson. The relatives and friends of Mr and Mrs Thoroughgood are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late beloved sister and aunt, Josephine Robinson, to leave 43 Clarence street, this day, Monday, at 2.15pm for the Church of England Cemetery, Waverley. Robinson. The relatives and friends of Mr & Mrs J. McLean and family are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late beloved sister and aunt, Josephine Robinson, late of 25 Clarence street to leave her sister's residence, 43 Clarence street this day, Monday, at 2.15pm for the Church of England Cemetery, Waverley. Robinson. The relatives and friends of Mr and Mrs J. Chalker, Thelma and Pauline are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late beloved aunt and grant aunt to leave 43 Clarence street city at 2.15 pm, this day (Monday) for Church of England Cemetery, Waverley. Robinson. The relatives and friends of Mr & Mrs J. Cook, Mr & Mrs Kerr and Mr J. Peattie are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their beloved cousin Josephine Robinson, to leave her sister's residence, 43 Clarence street this day (Monday), at 2.15pm for Church of England Cemetery, Waverley. Robinson. The relatives and friends of Mr H. J. Keys are kindly invited to attend the funeral of his late beloved cousin, Josephine Robinson, late of 25 Clarence Street; to leave her sister's residence, 43 Clarence-street, This day (Monday), at 2.15pm, for the Church of England Cemetery, Waverley."[359]
{The above does not state which sister resided at No.43, however note that the only noticed placed by a sibling which does not include "at her sister's residence" is that of Amelia Thoroughgood. The Thoroughgood's resided Castlereagh Street in 1900 and their next confirmed abode was in Mascot. Josephine's last place of residence was also that of her mother, who died a few days earlier. Was Josephine living with her mother or was her mother living with her?Married James William Robinson.[5,354] {According to her gravestone, was buried as Josephine Robinson, however her death was listed as both Robinson & Summers in the BMD indices. There is no trace of a marriage in the indices for Queensland, NSW, Victoria or South Australia, possibly suggesting a defacto relationship. The NSW BMD's have the deaths of 19 James William Robinson's in the possible time period, any of whom could have been Josephine's husband. One who died 1956, Wollongong, had the father listed as James Summers Robinson. Is this a coincidence?} Resided 1917, No.25 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[359] James resided, 1917, No.43 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW.[360] {This is the same address Josephine's sister was living when Josephine died in 1917}
Children: (a)
 
James William J. Robinson,[354] born 10/4/1897, Paddington, Sydney, NSW.[5,358,360] Died 29/10/1985.[358] Shipping clerk, 1918.[360] Enlisted Australian Imperial Forces, 21/1/1918, accepted 4/2/1918 with rank of private; description given as 5' 10", 134lb, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, Church of England, two moles & a scar on the face and two moles on the abdomen and found fit for active service.[360] rank of private, service number 85924.[360] James previously served 4 years in the cadets & 2 years in the militia, he previously attempted to enlist but was rejected on medical grounds due to poor eyesight.[360] Admitted to Field Hospital, Liverpool, 8/2/1918 until 21/2/1918 when found medically unfit for service and discharged.[360] On 26/2/1918 again enlisted in the AIF, rank of private, service number 86681.[360] His description was given as 5' 9", 140lb, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, CoE & found medically fit for service.[360] Was discharged 27/2/1918 as medically unfit, reason for medical discharge is a cardiac defect noticable after exertion, specifically myocarditis & arteriosclerosis, also slight emphysema, there is also a note stating he had flat feet.[360] On 12/3/1918 again enlisted, being under 21yo, permission granted by his father, reason given for previous medical discharge was eyesight..[360] Enlisted with rank of private to the 1st Battalion, service number 63845.[360] Description given as 5' 10 3/4", 140lb, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, 2 moles on chest, two on back, CoE. found medically fit for service.[360] Discharged from 1st Battalion 18/5/1918 as medically unfit & transferred 28/5/1918 to field artillery, rank of gunner, 1st Field Artillery Brigade.[360] On 5/6/1918 embarked for active service on the Orontes, arrived Liverpool, England 11/8/1918, 12/8/1918 transferred into R.B.A.A. Heytesbury, 5/10/1918 admitted to hospital, 22/11/1918 Joined British Expeditionary Force, 25/11/1918 Marched to Rouelles, France, 29/11/1918 1st Division Artillery, 4/12/1918 transferred from Artillery Dtls to 1st F.A.Bde., 26/3/1919 Admidded to hospital, sick, 18/4/1919 rejoined unit, 10/5/1919 Returned to England, 23/7/1919 departed England.[360] Hospitalised 26/7/1919-30/7/1919 onboard ship, returned to Australia 10/9/1919 & medically discharged 26/9/1919, Sydney, NSW.[360] Received British War Medal, Victory medal, Star medal.[360] Married Nora G. Horne,[358] 1923, Randwick, Sydney, NSW.[5] No issue.[358] Resided 1917, with father, No.43 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW.[360] Resided 24/11/1930, "Raluana", Walgett Street, Katoomba.[360] Resided 12/11/1958, "Courthope", Hume Highway, Berrima, NSW.[360]
vii.
Alvina Summers,[354] born 1876, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,358] Died 1929, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Married John Maclean,[354,358] 1901, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
Children: (a)
 
Donald Joseph Summers Maclean,[354] born 1901, Adelong, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1967, Kogarah, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Married Gertrude Louise Lace Doran, 1938, Kogarah, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
(b)
Alvina Florence Summers Maclean,[354] born 1903, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1958, Auburn, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Married Hugh Thomas A. Doran, 1928, Petersham, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Hugh, son of Arthur & Annie, died 1966, Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
(c)John Maclean, born 1905, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1905, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
(d)Kenneth John Jackson Maclean,[354] born 1907, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1974, NSW, Australia.[5] Married Eileen Clare Riley, 1945, Katoomba, NSW, Australia.[5]
(e)William A. J. Maclean, born 1911, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1915, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
(f)Joseph L. Maclean, born 1914, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4] Died 1914, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]

viii.
Catherine Lucy Summers, born 1879, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,358] Died 1896, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,358] Did not marry.


Wonga Wonga, 1854-1881
S. S. Wonga Wonga, 1854-1881
Photgraph - Aust. Shipping Lines of Yesteryear
S. S. Balclutha, 1860-1881
S. S. Balclutha, 1860-1881
Photgraph - Aust. Shipping Lines of Yesteryear
S.S. Morpeth
S.S. Morpeth
Photgraph - Aust. Shipping Lines of Yesteryear

The Airedale was a brig-rigged, screw steamer of 363 tons gross, built of iron at South Stockton, Hull, England in 1857. Arrived in New Zealand 22/08/1859 from London and thence serviced the NZ circuit with occasional runs to Sydney. Bound for Taranaki, NZ and southern ports with English mails on board, the steamer left Manukau, NZ on 13/2/1871. In thick drizzling rain, and on a course which for ten years previously had been steered in safety, the Airedale struck at 3.35 am on 14/2/1871 on a reef near Taniwha Point, about a mile to the north of the Waitara River. Under full steam and with both topsails set, the impact was so severe as to make a large hole in her hull, and almost immediately the stokehold fires were extinguished, and in less than three minutes the passengers in the saloon were up to their waists in water. All on board-about 20 passengers and a crew of 30 all told-landed safely in the steamer's four boats. The vessel's decks were cut open to recover the mails, which were found to be badly damaged. Two days after the stranding the Airedale's position remained unchanged, and everything movable had been stripped and conveyed to Waitara. On 23/2/1871 the engines were removed, and the hull subsequently broke up. When wrecked the steamer was owned by Messrs. Henderson and MacFarlane, of Auckland. Captain A. Kenney commanded the Airedale.[DiveNZ, NZ Maritime Index, Ships to NZ] The Wonga Wonga was a 444 gross tons iron steam & sail ship built by J & G Thomson, Govan Scotland and launched for Australian Steamship Company (then the Hunter River Steam Navigation Company) as a passenger & cargo vessel. Upon her arrival in Australian waters she was the fastest and most 'well-appointed' ship afloat. Was in regular service between Melbourne and Queensland. Was refitted in 1868 increasing the length and becoming 662 gross tons. 1870 saw her and the City of Melbourne chartered out for voyage to Honolulu and San Francisco. With her huge spread of canvas (sail) and economical usage of coal as 28 tons per day at 10 knots she was best equipped to make the long journey. After 27 successful years of service, she was scrapped late 1880.[Aust. Shipping Lines of Yesteryear] The Balclutha was originally 433 gross tons (increased after a refit in 1868). An iron passenger steamship built by Caird & Co, Greenock Scotland for R Little (& possible partners) as well as part owner and skipper, Captain F H Trouton. The Balclutha worked the Port Adelaide to Albany run on a mail contract for the South Australian Government. Lost the mail contract in 1861 and transferred to the Adelaide-Melbourne-Sydney run and then the Sydney - Brisbane route when it was bought by the Australian Steamship Company. Captain Trouton continued his duty and rose through ASN Company ranks eventually attaining General Manager status. Meanwhile the Balclutha served all of this concerns coastal passenger routes including travel to Noumea on behalf of the Montifiore Company from 1873. The ship was sold in 1881 to C M Poole and was lost with a loss of 22 hands when travelling from Sydney to Melbourne, as a collier October 1881. She was last seen in the vicinity of Gabo Island, Victoria.[Aust. Shipping Lines of Yesteryear] The S.S. Morpeth, 527 gross tons, 360 net, 212'9" length x 25'4" breadth x 12'8" depth. An iron paddle steamer built by Mitchell & Co, Low Walker on Tyne for the Hunter River New Steam Navigation Comany. Had 2 funnels & 2 cylinder engine producing 185 horsepower. Designed as a passenger vessel for the Hunter River trade until sold October 1888 to W. Summerbell and converted into a collier. Sold April 1891 to G S Power. Converted into a hulk that year and her fate remains unknown.[Aust. Shipping Lines of Yesteryear]

Domain Terrace from Hyde Park, 1854
Domain Terrace from Hyde Park, 1854
Drawing
- S. Mourot (Royal Bot. Gdns & Domain Trust)
271-297 Elizabeth St, Sydney
271-297 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Photograph - City of Sydney Archives
27-33 Clarence Street, Sydney
27-33 Clarence Street, Sydney (1920)
Photograph - City of Sydney Archives

Joseph & Catherine appear to have been married at the home of the controversial Presbyterian minister, James Fullerton. Fullerton arrived in Sydney in 1837 and joined up with a breakaway group of Presbyterians, first ministering at Windsor and then at St. Lawrence Presbyterian Church, Pitt Street, Sydney, where he remained until his death in 1886. In 1851 Fullerton was tried in the Supreme Court for 'illegal solemnisation of marriage' and discharged on appeal on a technicality. Later the registrar-general claimed that Fullerton had run a 'marriage shop', conducting over four hundred marriages a year. Fullerton was notorious (and still is today within the Presbyterian Church) for having conducted many irregular marriages, usually in his home on Elizabeth Street, Sydney (formerly Simpson's Hotel). Some certificates for marriages performed by Fullerton indicate they were performed at his home on Elizabeth Street.[Aust. Dictionary of Biography, James Savell] Between 1861-1867, James Fullerton lived at 283 Elizabeth Street, Sydney in a 3 floor, brick & shingle house, with 20 rooms (22 1867), "ten of these rooms are attics all the others are small."[City of Sydney Rate Books] The photograph of Elizabeth Street (dated 1953), below, is looking south-west towards the corner of Liverpool Street. Hotel Elizabeth (No. 285) and Optomery House (No.281-283) are in centre and the NSW RSL Building (No's.271-279) at the right. Domain Terrace today is a short pedestrian lane stetching from Macquarie Street to The Domain, running between the NSW State Parliment House and the State Library of NSW. In the 1800's the present day Domain Terrace was the Domain Terrace Lane and the Domain Terrace proper ran parallel to Macquarie Street, ending at the then northern side of Parliment House. The eastern side of the terrace was the Domain, the western side was lined with terrace houses. The area has since been resumed, partly for the expansion of the Parliment House and also the 'new' State Library (originally the Australia Library) which, in the 1800's, was located nearby at the corner of macquarie & Bent Streets. In 1871 the property was owned by J. Mullins and tennanted by Michael Maclair, a brick & stone house with an iron roof, 2 floors and 5 rooms, with an annual rent assessed at 30.[146] In 1882 the property was owned by the NSW State Government and tennanted by Dennen (no initial given), a brick house with an iron roof, 2 floors and 5 rooms, with an annual rent assessed at 45.[147] In the photograph above of 27-33 Clarence Street, No.27 is probably part of a 2 or 3 unti terrace block with No.25 likely being identical to the part of No.27 visible.

St Phillips, Clarence St, Sydney (1892)
St Phillips, Clarence St, Sydney (1892)
Photograph - City of Sydney Archives
Paddington, Sydney 1880's
Paddington, Sydney 1880's
Photo-John Henry Harvey (State Lib. Victoria)
35-43 Clarence St, Sydney (1921)
35-43 Clarence St, Sydney (1921)
Photograph - City of Sydney Archives

Paddington is an inner-city, eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Paddington is located 3 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district and lies across the local government areas of the City of Sydney and the Municipality of Woollahra. Paddington is colloquially known as Paddo. Paddington is located primarily on the northern slope down from a ridgeline at the crest of which runs Oxford Street. Paddington is bordered to the west by Darlinghurst, to the east by Centennial Park and Woollahra, to the north by Edgecliff and Kings Cross and to the south by Moore Park. In the early 1820s, ex-convict entrepreneur and gin distiller Robert Cooper set out to build a grand Georgian estate at the top of Paddington's ridgeline, affording excellent views. He named the area Paddington after a London borough. He called the estate Juniper Hall, which remains Paddington's oldest home. The district's first cottages were built around Victoria Barracks, formerly a major army base. In the latter part of the 19th century, many terrace houses were constructed to house the city's burgeoning working population and an emerging middle class. Over time, these houses filled up almost every parcel of land, causing the suburb to become overpopulated. The unfashionable nature of the suburb continued until the mid-1960s, when gentrification  took hold. At this time the area developed a bohemian aspect with a large arts community attracting creative and alternative residents. The suburb is now an example of uncoordinated urban renewal and restoration, where desirable location and heritage  charm have contributed to flourishing real-estate values. Old boot-repair and linen shops have given way to designer fashion outlets and gourmet food. Since 1973, the suburb has also featured a bohemian market, conducted each Saturday in the grounds of the Paddington Uniting Church and the playground of the adjacent Paddington Public School.[Wikipedia]

     


1.1.1. Harriet Ellen Summers, born 1864, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Died 8/2/1945, Hospital, Kensington, Randwick district, Sydney, NSW, Australia (79yo).[5,349] "Gorman. February 8, 1945, at a private hospital, Kensington, Harriett Ellen, wife of the late John Gorman and mother of Harriett, John, Arthur, Percy, Doris, and Harry (deceased), aged 79 years."[349] Married John Patrick Gorman, 1883, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] John, s/o Daniel & Sophia, born 1863, Sydney, NSW,[5] & died 19/1/1914 (50yo),[348] Sydney, NSW.[5]
"Gorman. In loving memory of my dear husband and our dear father, John Gorman, who passed away on January 19, 1914, in his 50th year. 'We think of thee in silence, No eye can see us weep; But many a silent tear is shed, When others are asleep.' Inserted by his loving wife, Harriett, and children, John, Arthur, Percy, Doris, and Harry."[348] "Gorman. In loving memory of our dear father, John Gorman, who departed this life January 19, 1914, in his 50th year. 'Far away our thoughts do wander, To a grave not far away, Where we laid our darling father, Just one year ago today.' Inserted by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Sophie and Jack Chalker."[348] "Gorman. In loving remembarnce of our dear brother John Gorman, who departed this life January 19, 1914. At rest. Inserted by his brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Australia Gorman."[348]

Children of Harriet Summers & John Gorman:
i.
 
Harriet Sophia Gorman,[348,349,354] born 1884, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Died 1964, Ryde, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Married John A. Chalker,[348,354] 1913, St Philip's, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5,358] John, s/o James & Margaret, died 1934, North Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
Children: (a)
 
Irene Thelma Chalker,[354] born 1913, Balmain South, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
(b)
Pauline H. Chalker,[354] born 1914, Balmain South, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[4]
ii.

John Patrick Gorman,[348,349] born 1885, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Died 1962, Bathurst, NSW, Australia.[5] Married Mildred Butler, 1916, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Mildred, d/o James & Martha, died 1955, Inverell, NSW, Australia.[5]
iii.

Arthur Ernest Gorman,[348,349] born 1889, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Died 1976, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Married Clara Maud Thompson, 1912, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Clara, d/o William & Sarah, died 1978, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
Children: (a)
 
Kathleen Gorman, born 1912, Bellingen, NSW, Australia.[4]
(b)
Queenie F. Gorman, born 1915, Bellingen, NSW, Australia.[4]
(c)Bernice Gorman, born 1917, Bellingen, NSW, Australia.[4]
iv.

Percy Gorman,[348,349] born 1892, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Died 1968, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Married Mary M. Frankland, 1930, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]
v.

Dorothy A. C. Gorman,[348,349] born 1895, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Died after 1945.[349]
vi.
William Gorman.[5] Died 1899, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]

vii.
Henry William Gorman,[348,349] born 1902, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5] Died 1934, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[5]