Women's Suffrage Petition of 1891 to the Victorian Parliament
Signatures from Casterton & District, Victoria, Australia
Casterton & District Historical Society
The following names are the signatures of Women from the Casterton District on the 1891 Women's Suffrage Petition, tabled in the Victorian Parliament in September 1891. The 1891 Petition and actual signatures (many are difficult to decipher) can be be viewed on searchable database on the following external website...

1891 Women's Suffrage Petition Website

The additional information column is designed identify and profile the women from the Casterton area who signed the 1891 Women's Suffrage Petition.

Looking for additional information, identifications or corrections to the information recorded below which formed the basis of the publication "The Pioneer Suffragettes of Casterton and District" officially launched on 30th August, 2008 at the Digby Memorial Hall.


Daryl Povey

24 July 2014

Booklet
"The Pioneer Suffragettes of Casterton and District"

Price : $10.00 (cheque or Postal order)

Available from :
Casterton & District Historical Society, PO Box 48 Casterton, Vic 3311
OR Casterton Visitor Information Centre

  • On 30th August, 2008 at the Digby Memorial Hall Ms Gayle Tierney, Upper House Member for Western Province offically launched the booklet "The Pioneer Suffragettes of Casterton and District" compiled by Daryl Povey and Jan Lier of The Casterton & District Historical Society.
  • The production of the booklet was funded through the Women's Policy Unit to celebrate 100 years of voting rights for women who contributed to the women's right to vote by signing the petition of 1891.
  • Also included in the booklet were photographs of some of the women who signed the 1891 Petition.
  • A summary of the celebrations at the Digby Memorial Hall can be accessed on theVern McCallum Photographic Collection website
  • Click on the report link to download a copy of a report by Jan Lier on the release of this booklet - REPORT.



Signature (1891) Address (1891) Identification and Profile Information
ABBOTT, Esther Casterton Esther ABBOTT, (formerly McDONALD, nee COSGROVE), would have been the 66 year wife of Alfred Chapman ABBOTT (c1827-1905) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. She was born Esther COSGROVE, c1825, Co Tipperary, Ireland, daughter of Hugh or Martin COSGROVE and Mary MEAGHER and she arrived at Portland, Victoria in 1854 on the "Utopia". She was employed by E & J KIRBY of Glenelg in 1864 and was married later the same year at the Parsonage on the Wannon (Tahara Bridge) to George McDONALD (c1814-1871), from Edinburgh, Scotland. They appear to have had 7 children 1854-1864 (James, Mary, James, Elizabeth, Ellen, Annie & George) all born in the Casterton area. George McDONALD died in 1871 and Esther then married Alfred Chapman ABBOTT (c1827-1905) at Casterton in 1877. Esther ABBOTT died at Casterton in 1908. Esther's daughters Mary DUNTON (nee McDONALD) 1855-1945 and Annie STEWART (nee McDONALD) 1862-1946 also signed the petition at Casterton in 1891. (updated 24 July 2008)
ALLEN, Mrs Casterton Appears to be Mary ALLEN (nee BRODIE, 1851-1913), 40 year old wife of Charles Edward ALLEN (1833-1912), Watchmaker of Henty Street, Casterton who she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Mary BRODIE was born c1851, Edinburgh, Scotland, daughter of John BRODIE and Mary CLARK. She married Charles Edward ALLEN (1833-1912) in 1874 in Victoria and they had 4 children at Melbourne and Casterton from 1876-1890. Charles ALLEN died at Casterton in 1912 and Mary also died at Casterton in 1913.
ALTMANN, Mrs Casterton Wilhelmina Marie Emma Augusta ALTMANN (nee STUTZELL, 1855-1931), 36 year old wife of Gustav Adolph ALTMANN (1851-1893), of Casterton and Mount Gambier, South Australia, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Wilhelmina Marie Emma Augusta STUTZELL was born 1851, Adelaide, South Australia, daughter of William Matthais Christian STUTZELL and Marie Sophia Christine DREFAHL. She married Gustav Adolph ALTMANN (1851-1893) in 1876 at Mount Gambier, South Australia and they had 4 children at Mount Gambier and casterton from 1879-1891. Gustave died at Mount Gambier in 1893 and Wilhelmina also died at Mount Gambier in 1931.
ANDERSON, Annie Sandford Appears to be Annie Maria ANDERSON (1867-___), 24 year old daughter of John Stewart "Saddler" ANDERSON (c1845-1918) and Rebecca Irene TYRER (c1835-1915) who also signed the petition, of Sandford when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Annie Maria ANDERSON was born in 1867 at Port Macdonnell, South Australia and she married Gilbert Thomas ROWAN of New Zealand in Victoria in 1906. They had a daughter born in Melbourne in 1907. Annie Maria ROWAN appears to have died in Ararat, Victoria in 1915.
ANDERSON, Rebecca Sandford Rebecca Irene ANDERSON (nee TYRER, c1835-1915), 56 year old wife of John Stewart "Saddler" ANDERSON (c1845-1918) of Sandford who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Rebecca Irene TYRER was born c1835 ___?, daughter of Thomas TYRER and ___ and she first married Robert OSWALD in 1860 at Adelaide, South Australia. They had two children near Mount Gambier, South Australia and it appears that Robert OSWALD died by 1867 when Rebecca, a widow married John Stewart "Saddler" ANDERSON (c1845-1918) at Port Macdonnell, South Australia. John & Rebecca had 5 children at Port Mcdonnell and Sandford, Victoria from 1867-1975. John ANDERSON died in Melbourne in 1918 and Rebecca died in 1915 at Jung Jung in the Wimmera.
ANNETT, Janet Casterton Janet Constance ANNETT (nee FAHEY, 1856-1945), 45 year old wife of John ANNETT (c1850-1917) of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Janet FAHEY was born in Casterton in 1856, daughter of John FAHEY and Mary McBRIDE. She married John ANNETT (c1850-1917) in 1876 in Victoria and they had 8 children at Casterton and Branxholme from 1876-1896. John ANNETT died at Branxholme in 1917 and Janet died at Ballarat in 1945 and they are both buried in the Condah-Myamyn Cemetery, north of Heywood, Victoria.
ASTBURY, Euphemia Dergholm Euphemia ASTBURY (nee McLEAN 1864-1919), 27 year old wife of James Tharme ASTBURY (1855-1921), gave her address as Dergholm when she signed the 1891 Women's Suffrage Petition. Euphemia McLEAN was b. 1864, Portland, Victoria, daughter of James "Hugh" McLEAN and Frances "Fanny" SMITH. The family had moved north to Digby, Victoria in the 1870s. She was married in 1885 to James Tharme ASTBURY (1855-1921) and they had 3 known children at Casterton from 1887-1891. Euphemia she died at Naracoorte, South Australia in 1919 and her address was recorded as Apsley, Victoria. James died at Mount Gambier, South Australia in 1921 with his address also recorded as Apsley, Victoria.
BARCLAY, Ann A Coleraine Ann Adelaide BARCLAY (nee CAREY, 1835-1912), 56 year old wife of John BARCLAY (1834-1910) of Heywood, Tarrayoukyan (near Coleraine) and Naracoorte, South Australia when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Ann Adeaide CAREY was b. 1835, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK, daughter of George Slater CAREY and Elizabeth HUELIN. She was married in 1857 at Portland, Victoria to John BARCLAY (1834-1910) of Greenvale, near Heywood, Victoria and they had 16 known children at Portland, Heywood and Coleraine from 1859-1885. Ann died at Naracoorte, South Australia in 1912 and her John also died at Naracoorte, South Australia in 1910.
BARTON, B Casterton Appears to be Isabella "Bella" BARTON (nee DEWAR 1863-1937), 28 year old wife of Charles Henry BARTON (1860-1934) of Casterton when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. The petition was signed "B BARTON" and it is possible she was known as "Bella" BARTON, as she was living at Casterton in 1891. Isabella DEWAR was born in 1863, "Springbank" Station, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of William DEWAR and Mary FERGUSON. Her parents both died in Casterton, William in 1905 and Margaret in 1910. Isabella married Charles Henry BARTON at Bordertown, South Australia in 1885 and they had 4 children (Mary, Edith, Maud & George) from 1886-1893 at Bordertown, Kyneton, Cobden and Casterton. Charles BARTON died in Melbourne in 1934 and Isabella died in Adelaide in 1937. (updated 12 November 2010)
BATES, Ellen Casterton Ellen Montgomery BATES (nee KERSHAW, 1849-1933), 42 year old wife of David Edmund BATES (c1845-1917) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Ellen Montgomery KERSHAW was born 1849, Yorkshire, England, daughter of Eli KERSHAW and Zillah BAUM. Ellen arrived at Portland, Victoria as a 7 year old with her parents and two younger siblings on the "Servern" in 1856. The family was at Robe, South Australia by 1866 when a younger sister was born and her mother died there the next year. Ellen married David Edmund BATES (c1845-1917) at Mosquito Plains, South Australia in 1869 and they had 9 children at Penola, Sandford and Casterton from 1870-1890. David died at Casterton in 1917 and Ellen at Portland, Victoria in 1933.
BAXTER, M Casterton Mary Louisa BAXTER (1866-1909), aged 25y, of Casterton, Victoria when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Mary Louisa BAXTER was born in Casterton, Victoria in 1866, daughter of George James BAXTER and Sarah BOWLER. Mary BAXTER was married in 1897 to Henry Arthur GEORGE (1859-1928) a photographer of Henty Street Casterton. Henry was born 1859, Surrey, England to Henry GEORGE and Ann BUNDLE. In 1872 the family emigrated to Melbourne, Australia aboard the ship "Carlisle Castle" and lived in the Town of Prahran. Henry GEORGE Snr died in 1874 leaving wife Ann and 9 children ages 3 to 17. Henry Arthur George was age 14. Most of the family resided around the St Kilda area and Henry Arthur George set up as a photographer in Casterton and married Mary Louisa BAXTER in 1897. They had one child in Casterton in 1898 and Mary died at Casterton in 1909. Henry lived in Casterton until the mid 1920's and died 1928 in St Kilda. (updated 18 April 2012, additional information, Ross Hayes.)
BEATON, Annie Casterton Annie BEATON (1870-1919), was a 21 year old daughter of Murdoch BEATON and Annie McLEAN of Casterton when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Annie was born at Casterton in 1870, her father Murdoch, a shepherd on "Dunrobin" station had been killed in 1869 when struck by lightning. Annie was a dressmaker of Casterton when she married Nathaniel Gibson COLLINS 1869-1946, 26 year old Groom of Casterton, in Casterton in 1895 and they had at least 3 children at Casterton from 1898-1907. The family moved to Portland, S-W Victoria c.1917 and Annie died at Ballarat, Victoria in 1919 and was buried at Portland. Nathaniel married for a second time to Jessie Eliza McEACHERN of Strathdownie, Victoria in 1920. Nathaniel COLLINS, a retired Grazier of Strathdownie, near Casterton, died in 1946 at Casterton and Jessie died at Strathdownie in 1959 and both are buried in the Strathdownie Cemetery. [updated 24 July 2014]
BEATON, E Coleraine Appears to be Edith Jane BEATON (nee PEARCE, c1862-1942), 29 year old wife of John BEATON (1859-1922) of Coleraine when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Edith Jane PEARCE was born c1862, Bordertown, South Australia, daughter of William PEARCE and Ann WATTS. She married John BEATON (1859-1922) in 1885 in Beerik Parish (Carapook - Coleraine), Victoria and they had at least 14 children registered at Coleraine and Casterton, Victoria from 1886-1908. John BEATON died at Coleraine in 1922 and Edith Jane BEATON died in 1942, also at Coleraine, Victoria and they are both buried in the Coleraine Cemetery.
BEBEE, Annie Casterton Annie BEBEE, (nee DENMEAD), b. c1845, Surrey, England, daughter of Nathaniel DENMEAD and Ann KEMP was a 46 year old widow when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. She married Bamford BEBEE 1823-1884 in Victoria in 1871 and they had 6 children at "Roseneath" and Casterton from 1874-1883. Anne died at Casterton in 1892 and is buried along with her husband in the Casterton Old Cemetery.
BELL, J M Casterton Appears to be Jane Maria Fox BELL, (nee WRIGHT), 53 year old wife of Reginald William BELL (1836-1907) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Jane WRIGHT was born c1838, Dublin, Ireland and had been a teacher at Merino in 1862 when she married Reginald William BELL (1836-1907), born India, School Teacher at Casterton Common School 1861-1875. Reginald and Jane BELL both died at Hamilton, Reginald in 1907 and Jane in 1913.
BENNETT, A ? Casterton Appears to be Amy Sarah BENNETT, (nee COWLAND), 32 year old wife of Francis Alexander BENNETT (1850-1932) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Amy Sarah COWLAND was born 1859, Ballarat, Victoria, daughter of William Unwin COWLAND and Susannah Maria ARNOLD. She married Francis Alexander BENNETT (1850-1932) in 1878 and they had 6 children at Horsham, Buangor, Dimboola and Casterton. Francis and Amy both died in Melbourne, Francis in 1932 and Amy in 1937.
BENSON, A R Coleraine Appears to be Anne Rosevear BENSON (1864-1942), 27 year old daughter of John BENSON (1830-___) and Jane TAIT (1828-1913) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Anne Rosevear BENSON was born 1864, Portland, Victoria, daughter of John BENSON (1830-___) and Jane TAIT (1828-1913). She married Thomas James Leo SPARGO (1868-1938) in 1901 at Coleraine, Victoria and they had 1 child at Coleraine. Thomas and Anne both died in Melbourne, Thomas in 1938 and Anne in 1942.
BENSON, Mrs Coleraine Appears to be Jane BENSON (nee TAIT, 1828-1913), 53 year old widow of John BENSON (1830-___) and mother of Anne Rosevear BENSON (1864-1932) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Jane TAIT was born 1826, Edinburgh, Scotland, daughter of Lawrence TAIT and Agnes TODD. She married John BENSON (1830-___) in 1850, Gretna Green, Scotland and they had at least 8 children in England, Portland and Coleraine from 1850-1869. John & Jane BENSON arrived on the "Shand" at Portland in 1855 along with 2 children born in England and a third born on the ship. John BENSON appears to have died around 1885 and Jane died in 1913 at Coleraine, Victoria.
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BEST, Emma Casterton ,
BEST, Virtue Casterton Appears to be Virtue BEST (nee WILLIAMS, 1829-1923), 62 year old widow of Henry BEST (1831-1863) and partner / ex-partner? of his brother William BEST (1839-1912) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Virtue WILLIAMS was born 1829, Dorsetshire, England, daughter of William WILLIAMS and Harriet GOBEY. Virtue married Henry BEST (1831-1863) in 1848, Dorsetshire, England and they had 10 children in South-Western Victoria from 1850-1864. Henry BEST was drowned at Sandford in 1963 when crossing a creek on horseback. Virtue had a relationship with William BEST (1839-1912), brother of Henry BEST and they had one child Virtue BEST (1867-1952) who appears to have also signed the petition at Casterton as V. SPENCER. William BEST died in Mount Gambier in 1912 and Virtue BEST (nee WILLIAMS) died at Mount Gambier in 1923.
BLACK, Mrs Casterton Appears to be Margaret BLACK (nee BURCHELL, c1836-1916), 55 year old wife of William George BLACK (c1832-1922) of Casterton when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Margaret BURCHELL was born c1836, ___, daughter of John BURCHELL and ___. She appears to have arrived in Australia on the "Atalanta" in 1860 as a 24 year old Margaret BIRCHALL. Margaret married William George BLACK (c1832-1922), a Carpenter of Casterton, in Victoria in 1861 and they had 8 children at Casterton from 1861-1876. Maragret BLACK died at Casterton in 1916 and is buried in the Casterton Old Cemetery and William George BLACK died in 1922 also at Casterton and is buried in the Casterton Old Cemetery. Two daughters of William and Margaret BLACK, Mary BLACK and Maggie BLACK (listed below) also appear to have signed the Petition.
BLACK, Louisa Casterton Louisa BLACK (nee SEALEY, 1861-1934), 30 year old wife of John William BLACK (c1845-1914) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Louisa SEALEY was born 1861, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of George SEALEY and Mary GREENHAM. Louisa married John William BLACK (c1845-1914) in 1882 and they had 11 children at Casterton from 1883-1905. John and Louisa BLACK both died at Casterton, 1914 and 1934 respectively and are buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
Louisa SEALEY's obituary was published in the "Portland Guardian" as follows...
"Portland Guardian" (Vic.) Monday, 10th December 1934.
OBITUARY. After an illness extending over a period of nearly two years, the death occurred at the Casterton hospital on Tuesday morning last of Mrs. Louisa Black, at the age of 73 years. A widow of the late Mr. John Black, whose demise occurred at Casterton some twenty years ago, the deceased lady was one of the oldest-born Casterton residents, and spent, her whole life in that district. Her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George Sealey, came to Casterton when there were only two houses in that town, which at the time was overrun with black fellows. After her marriage, Mrs. Black resided with her husband in Miller Street, where the family remained until fifteen years ago, when five years after her husband's death, Mrs. Black went to reside with her son, Mr. George Black, when he selected the homestead block at Nangeela on the subdivision of that estate for settlement of soldiers after the war. On one occasion Mrs. Black and her husband had their house in Miller St. destroyed by fire, but rebuilt their home on the same site. It was only of recent years that the deceased lady suffered a serious decline in health, being of a robust and cheerful nature, and having an untiring energy that was the admiration of her many friends and acquaintances. She always maintained a lively interest in public affairs, and particularly in the social life of the town, and its environments, where she was much esteemed for her very charitable nature to all worthy objects. A wide circle of friends was not confined solely to Casterton and Nangeela, as many Portland residents knew the deceased lady well and favorably. Following the loss of her husband, Mrs. Black suffered a severe loss when a son, Gordon, a runner attached to 10th Brigade headquarters staff, was killed at Paschendale on the 4th October, 1917, a period when most of the severe fighting in the Ypres sector was in progress. Four sons and four daughters survive their mother.
The sons are:-Messrs. E. J. Black, "Baroona," Dunrobin ; G. Black ("Homestead," Nangeela, and who was also a member of the same brigade in the A.I.F. as his deceased brother) ; Stanley Black, "Carinya," Nangeela ; and Mr. Walter Black, Petone, New Zealand.
The daughters are:-Susan (Mrs. H. Holden), Casterton ; Lilian (Mrs. W. C. Dunne), Portland ; Christina (Mrs. J. North), Port McDonnell ; and Florence (Mrs. Albert Brunton), Vite Vite. Surviving brothers and sisters are:-Mr. Clarence Sealey (Mt. Gambier), Mr. Fred Sealey (Powelltown, Gippsland), Messrs. Alfred and John Sealey (Casterton), Mr. William Sealey (Corndale), Mr. James Sealey (Melbourne), Mrs. William Baxter (Casterton), and Mrs. A. Hughes (Sydney).
The funeral took place on Wednesday, when a long cortege left Scots Church, Casterton, for the local cemetery. The large and varied number of beautiful wreaths sent from all parts of the district presented a fitting testimony to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The Rev. R. Rankin conducted the services at the church and graveside, and the funeral directors were Messrs. W. J. Peden and Son.
[Updated 1 June 2011]
BLACK, Maggie Casterton Appears to be Margaret BLACK (1871-1938), 20 year old daughter of William George BLACK (c1832-1922) and Margaret BURCHELL (c1836-1916) of Casterton when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Margaret BLACK was born in 1871, Casterton, Victoria, and married James STORIE (1864-1945) of Sandford in 1894. They had 3 children at Sandford and Wando Vale from 1898-1902. James STORIE was a successful applicant for a block on the Wando Vale Closer Settlement Scheme of 1900. Margaret STORIE died at Casterton in 1938 and James died in 1945, also at Casterton and both are buried in the Sandford Cemetery. Margaret BLACK's sister Mary BLACK also appears to have signed the Petition. The Mrs BLACK listed above may have been their mother Margaret BLACK (nee BURCHELL, c1836-1916), wife of William George BLACK.
BLACK, Mary Casterton Appears to be Mary BLACK (1867-1951), 24 year old daughter of William George BLACK (c1832-1922) and Margaret BURCHELL (c1836-1916) of Casterton when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Margaret BLACK was born in 1871, Casterton, Victoria, did not marry and died at Casterton in 1951. Mary BLACK's sister Margaret BLACK also appears to have signed the Petition. The Mrs BLACK listed above may have been their mother Margaret BLACK (nee BURCHELL, c1836-1916), wife of William George BLACK.
BLACKBURN, E Merino Appears to be Elizabeth BLACKBURN, (nee FOX), 28 year old wife of William Henry BLACKBURN (1857-1935), Merino Storekeeper, when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Elizabeth FOX was born 1863, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Charles FOX and Elizabeth OPIE, she married William Henry BLACKBURN (1857-1935) in Victoria in 1883 and they had 3 children at Merino from 1883-1898. Elizabeth died at Merino in 1939 and William in 1935 and both are buried in the Merino Cemetery.
BLAIR, Elizabeth Casterton Appears to be Elizabeth BLAIR (nee MURRAY, c1832-1905), 59 year old widow of David BLAIR (1826-1887) of Casterton when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Elizabeth MURRAY was born c1832, Dublin, Ireland, daughter of Henry MURRAY and Hannah FERE. She arrived in Australia before 1858 as in that year she married David BLAIR (1826-1887) who had been born in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land (Now Tasmania), Australia in 1826. They do not appear to have had any children and David BLAIR died at Casterton in 1897 and his widow, Elizabeth died in 1905 also at Casterton and they are both buried in the Casterton Old Cemetery.
BLAIR, Mary Casterton Appears to be Mary Jane BLAIR (1869-1936), 22 year old daughter of John Allan BLAIR (c.1843-1945) and Hannah LARKIN (c.1846-1932) of Casterton when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Mary Jane BLAIR was born in 1869, Casterton, Victoria, and married Patrick Albert DWYER from Port Fairy in 1902. They do not appear have had any children and Patrick died at Hamilton on 1934 and Mary at casterton in 1936. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery. (updated 30 Dec 2013)
BLAY, Jane Coleraine Appears to be Jane/Jean Kettles BLAY (nee SMITH, 1840-1920), 51 year old wife of James BLAY (1838-1923) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Jane / Jean Kettles SMITH was born c1840, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of Andrew SMITH and Ann FERRIER. She married James BLAY (1838-1923) in 1866, Victoria and they had 4 known children at Portland and Coleraine. Jane/Jean BLAY died at Coleraine in 1920 and James died Melbourne in 1923.
BOLSTER, Jane Casterton Appears to be Jane BOLSTER (nee HODGETTS, 1854-1942), 37 year old wife of James BOLSTER (c1840-1911) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Jane HODGETTS was born 1854, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Thomas HODGETTS and Alicia DAVEY. Jane married James BOLSTER (c1840-1911) in 1874 and they had 8 children at Hamilton, Bahgallah and Casterton from 1875-1889. John died at Ballarat in 1911 and Jane died in Melbourne in 1942.
BOND, Jane Casterton Jane BOND (nee DALKIN, 1852-1906), was the 39 year old wife of George Montague BOND (1843-abt 1925), son of George Richards BOND and Anna Maria BAKE when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Jane DALKIN was born c1852, Durham, England, daughter of Matthew DALKIN and Ann ARMSTRONG. Jane arrived in Victoria as 10 year old in 1863 with her mother Ann DALKIN (nee ARMSTRONG) and 3 siblings on the ship "Royal Family". It appears that her father Matthew DALKIN had arrived the year before in 1862. The family settled in the Stawell area where more children were born. Matthew DALKIN died in 1884 and it appears that his widow Ann, mother of Jane has also signed the 1891 petition "A. DALKIN" on the line below Jane's signature at Casterton in 1891 (see below). Jane DALKIN married George Montague BOND (1843-abt 1925) in 1872 and they had 8 children at Stawell, Ballarat and Casterton from 1874-1887. They left the district and settled at Latrobe in Tasmania in 1896.
(Thanks to Peter Johnstone for the following information)

In the 1896 George Montague BOND and family moved to Latrobe, Tasmania, where he set up a drapery business in competition to Wm. L. Wells and Co, 1893 arrivals from Don. In 1899 George was made a Justice of the Peace and in 1902 was a member of the Devon Hospital Board of Governors. He certainly was still in business on 6 March 1903 as on that date an advertisement appeared in the Advocate detailing the "Splendid display of winter goods" which he was offering for sale. He gave up his drapery business in 1906 and he and his family moved to 26 Upton Street, Launceston. That year, 1906, Jane died from "Exhaustion from Acute Mania" in the hospital for the Insane at New Norfolk and was buried in Launceston. On the 6 March 1906 the North West Post reported as follows.

"The many friends of Mr. G. M. Bond and family will regret to hear of the death of his wife, which took place at Launceston on Sunday evening. Mrs. Bond had been ailing for some considerable time past, and her end was not entirely unexpected. She leaves a family of 3 grown up daughters, one being married to Mr. Arnold Wells of Latrobe, who, since the sad news of her motherís death reaching her, has sustained an additional loss in the death of her infant son. Mrs. Bond was for many years an inhabitant of Latrobe, where a large number of personal friends express deep sympathy with Mr. Bond and the bereaved family." (updated 5 Aug 2009)

BOND, Eliza Casterton ,
BOYD, Eliza Casterton Could possible be Elizabeth Mary "Bessie" BUCKLE, 1864-1954, wife of Andrew BOYD 1860-1934. They had children at Merino and Strathdownie from 1883-1900. Andrew and Elizabeth BOYD are buried in the Merino Cemetery.
BRADFIELD, Mrs Casterton Appears to be Annie BRADFIELD (nee SHORTT, 1865-1931), 26 year old wife of George Hamlet BRADFIELD (1861-1923) of Casterton when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Annie SHORTT was born 1865, Mount Gambier, South Australia, daughter of James Edward SHORTT and Emma LANGFORD. Annie married George Hamlet BRADFIELD (1861-1923) at Mount Gambier in 1887 and they had 7 children at Mount Gambier and Casterton from 1887-1901. The births of the children indicate that they were at Casterton from 1889-1892. George died in 1923 at Adelaide and Annie in 1931 also at Adelaide, South Australia.
BUTLER, Jane Sandford ,
BYRN, Elizabeth Casterton ,
CAFFREY, Mary Ann Casterton Appears to be Mary Ann CAFFREY (formerly SMITH, nee LIVOCK), 67 year old wife of William CAFFREY (c1834-1910) of Casterton when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Mary Ann LIVOCK was born 1824, Norfolk, England, daughter of John LIVOCK and Mary LEIGHT and she arrived at Portland, Victoria in 1852 on the "Marmion" with her first husband Henry SMITH 1822-1857 and 3 children. Two more children were born in the Casterton area before her husband Henry SMITH died in 1857. Mary Ann then married William CAFFREY (1834-1910) at Merino in 1859 and they had 3 children. William died in 1910 and Mary Ann in 1920 and she was buried in the Casterton Old Cemetery.
CAMERON, Mrs A C Casterton Appears to be Mrs Alexander Clayhills CAMERON (nee Janet "Jessie" ROBERTSON), 63 year old widow of Alexander Clayhills CAMERON (1823-1874) formerly of "Satimer" Station, Wando Vale when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Janet "Jessie" ROBERTSON was born 1828, Alvie Parish, Inverness-shire, Scotland, daughter of Duncan ROBERTSON and Margaret STEWART. She arrived in Tasmania in 1853 on the "Storm Cloud" and married Alexander Clayhills CAMERON at Portland, Victoria in 1858. They had 9 children at Balmoral and "Satimer" Station from 1860-1873 before her husband died in 1874 at "Satimer" Station. Janet died in Melbourne in 1895.
CAMPBELL, Bella Casterton Appears to be Arabella Laura CAMPBELL (nee RICHARDSON), 29 year old wife of Donald Malcolm CAMPBELL (1859-1943), blacksmith of Casterton when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Arabella Laura RICHARDSON was born 1862, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of John Thomas "Jack the Shingler" RICHARDSON and Ellen CURRAN. Arabella married Donald Malcolm CAMPBELL (1859-1943) at Casterton in 1882 and they had 9 children. Donald CAMPBELL was the son of Malcolm CAMPBELL, a carpenter in Casterton in the 1880s with a workshop in Henty Street in 1882. Donald died in 1943 and Arabella in 1948 and are buried at Mount Gambier, South Australia.
CAMPBELL, Jessie Casterton Could possibly be Janet "Jessie" CAMPBELL, b. 1866, Hamilton, Victoria, daughter of Malcolm CAMPBELL and Flora CAMPBELL. Jessie was the sister-in-law of Arabella CAMPBELL above. Malcolm CAMPBELL was a carpenter in Casterton in the 1880s with a workshop in Henty Street in 1882. Jessie later married Hendry Henderson MENZIES 1874-1946 in 1899.
CAMPBELL, Kate Casterton Could possibly be Catherine Jane "Kate" CAMPBELL, b. 1863, Hamilton, Victoria, daughter of Malcolm CAMPBELL and Flora CAMPBELL. Catherine was the sister-in-law of Arabella CAMPBELL above. Malcolm CAMPBELL was a carpenter in Casterton in the 1880s with a workshop in Henty Street in 1882. Catherine did not marry and died in Melbourne in 1940.
CASEY, E Casterton Appears to be Eliza CASEY (nee DOYLE, 1856-1932), 35 year old wife of Daniel CASEY (1849-1927) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Eliza DOYLE was born 1856, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of James DOYLE and Alice LANDY. She married Daniel CASEY (1849-1927) in 1878 at Carapook, near Casterton, Victoria and they had 13 children at Casterton from 1879-1900. Daniel CASEY died at Casterton in 1927 and Eliza died at Casterton in 1932. Daniel CASEY was a brother of Thomas CASEY below.
CASEY, M W Casterton Appears to be Martha Walker CASEY (nee HANDLEY, 1854-1905), 37 year old widow of Thomas CASEY (1849-1876) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Martha Walker HANDLEY was born 1854, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Elijah HANDLEY and Frances "Fanny JAY. She married Thomas CASEY (1849-1876) in 1874 at Coleraine, Victoria and they had 1 child at Sandford in 1876. Thomas CASEY died at Sandford in 1876 and Martha died at Casterton in 1905. Thomas CASEY was a brother of Daniel CASEY above.
CILLIERS, E ?? Casterton This could possibly be E. KILLEEN. Possibly Ellen KILLEEN, daughter of Patrick and Mary HICKEY or Ellen KILLEN nee TIERNEY wife of John KILLEEN or Eliza KILLEEN nee SMITH wife of James KILLEEN. There was a Ellen KILLEEN who died in Casterton in 1900 aged 82 years and could possibly be this E KILLEEN.
CLAREY, Mary Sandford Appears to be Mary CLEAREY (nee DEASY), who was the 33 year wife of Patrick CLEARY (c1852-1932) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Mary DEASY was born c1858, Barryroe, Co Cork, Ireland, daughter of John DEASY and Mary BRICKLEY and she arrived in Victoria in 1887 on the "Austral" with her husband Patrick and son Jeremiah CLEARY 1886-1967. Four more children were born at Sandford from 1889-1898. Patrick died at Portland in 1932 and Mary in 1951 at Ballarat. They are both buried in the Portland Cemetery.
CLAYTON, Hannah Casterton Appears to be Hannah CLAYTON (nee SPURRELL, 1865-1949), 26 year old wife of William John CLAYTON (1859-1931) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Hannah CLAYTON was born 1865, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of William John SPURRELL and Maria HOOK. She married William John CLAYTON (1859-1931) in 1884 and they had 9 children at Casterton 1884-1906. William CLAYTON died at Casterton in 1931 and Hannah died in 1949, also at Casterton, Victoria and both were buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
COCHRANE, Alice Casterton Appears to be Alice Jane COCHRANE (nee GILL, 1862-1955), 29 year old wife of Robert COCHRANE (1848-1926) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Alice Jane GILL was born 1862, Branxholme, Victoria, daughter of George (Andrew ?) GILL and Alice Jane DOOLEY. She married Robert COCHRANE (1848-1926) in 1879 at "Runnemede Station" near Sandford, Victoria and they had 11 children at Casterton 1880-1904. Robert COCHRANE who was born at sea arrived arrived in Victoria on the "Cornwall Castle" in 1848 and was the son of William & Martha COCHRANE listed below. Robert COCHRANE died at Casterton in 1926 and Alice died in 1955 at Casterton, Victoria and both were buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
COCHRANE, Martha Casterton Appears to be Martha COCHRANE (nee ATKINSON 1826-1893), 55 year old widow of William Hewson COCHRANE (1821-1873) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Martha ATKINSON was born 1826, Co Armagh, Ireland, daughter of Henry ATKINSON and ___ COOPER. She married William Hewson COCHRANE (1821-1873) in 1847 in Co Armagh, Ireland and they had at least 7 children at Dartmoor and Portland 1848-1860. William & Martha COCHRANE and one child, Robert COCHRANE who was born at sea arrived arrived in Victoria on the "Cornwall Castle" in 1848. William COCHRANE died at Ararat in 1875 and Martha died in 1893 at Casterton, Victoria and was buried in the Casterton Old Cemetery.
COE, Mrs F E Coleraine Appears to be Frances Elizabeth "Fanny" COE (nee PITCHER c1837-1924), 54 year old widow of William COE (1824-1887) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Frances Elizabeth "Fanny" PITCHER was born c1837, Dorsetshire, England, daughter of Aaron PITCHER and Elizabeth PITCHER. She married William COE (1824-1887) in 1857, Portland, Victoria and they had 10 known children at Portland and Coleraine. Frances Elizabeth "Fanny" COE died at Coleraine in 1924 and her husband William COE had died at Coleraine in 1887.
COE, Mary Coleraine Appears to be Mary COE (1861-1914), 30 year old daughter of William COE (1824-1887) and Frances Elizabeth "Fanny" PITCHER (above) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Mary COE was born 1861, Portland, Victoria, did not marry and died at Coleraine in 1914.
COOK, Rebecca Casterton Appears to be Rebecca COOK (nee PURDON 1859-1936), 32 year old wife of Charles COOK (1859-1933) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Rebecca PURDON appears to have been born in 1859, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Joseph PURDON and Charlotte Mary PUGH. She married Charles COOK (1859-1933) in 1879 in Victoria and by 1881 Charles was recorded as a Groom of "Muntham Station". They had 12 children at Dartmoor and Casterton from 1879-1905. Charles COOK died at Casterton in 1933 and Rebecca died in 1936, also at Casterton. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
COOKE, Mary Casterton ,
COTTER, Katherine Sandford Appears to be Catherine COTTER, who was aged 29y when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Catherine COTTER was born 1862, Carapook, Victoria, daughter of Michael COTTER and Catherine McINTOSH. A year later in 1892 Catherine COTTER married James SOMERVILLE 1861-1947 of Sandford. They had 3 children from 1893-1902 and Catherine died in Melbourne in 1945 and James at Casterton in 1947, both are buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
COX, Emily Sandford Emily COX (nee NICHOLLS), who was the 24y old wife of James COX (1859-1940) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Emily NICHOLLS was born 1867, Sandford, Victoria, daughter of John Thomas NICHOLLS and Elizabeth TALLACK. She married James COX (1859-1940), son of Charles Yates COX and Mary NOONAN in 1887 and they had 5 children from 1887-1901 at Sandford. Emily died at Casterton in 1947 and James at Ballarat in 1940, both are buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
COX, Mrs R Casterton Ellen COX (nee TOMKINS 1837-1894), was the 54 year old wife of Robert COX (1842-1913) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Ellen TOMKINS was born c1837, Co Wexford, Ireland, daughter of James TOMKINS and Anne WATERS. Ellen married Robert COX (1842-1913) in 1863 in Victoria and they had 4 children (Mary Ann, Ellen, George & Robert) at Casterton from 1865-1870. Ellen COX died at Casterton in 1894 and was buried there. Robert COX remarried in 1895 to a widow, Susan GRAY (nee MOLYNEAUX) 1850-1909. Susan died in Ballarat in 1909 and was buried there. Robert COX died in 1913 at Casterton and was buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
(updated 5 July 2008)

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CROSS, Ellen Casterton Appears to be Ellen CROSS (nee BACON 1861-1938), 30 year old wife of William Anson CROSS (1862-1942) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Ellen BACON was born c1861, Melbourne, Victoria, daughter of Charles BACON and Elizabeth JIGGINS. She married William Anson CROSS (1862-1942) in 1887 at Hamilton, Victoria and they had 8 children at Casterton from 1888-1910. Ellen CROSS died at Casterton in 1938 and William CROSS, who served in WW1 died in 1943, also at Casterton.
CUBIS, Mrs G Sandford Road, Casterton Appears to be Mary Eliza CUBIS (nee GLARE 1850-1923), 41 year old wife of James George CUBIS (c1847-1904) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Mary Eliza GLARE was born 1850, Belfast (now Port Fairy), Victoria, daughter of John GLARE and Frances Ann LOWE. She married James George CUBIS (c1847-1904) in 1870 in Victoria and they had at least 4 children at Condah and Chetwynd from 1872-1883. Mary Eliza CUBIS died at Casterton in 1923 and James George CUBIS also died in Casterton in 1943.
DACEY, L Casterton Appears to be Lucy Agatha DACEY (nee GORRY 1869-1943), 22 year old wife of Joseph John DACEY (c1865-1893) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Lucy Agatha GORRY was born 1869, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Edward GORRY and Isabella Jane McDONALD. She married Joseph John DACEY (c1865-1893) in 1886 in Casterton, Victoria and they had at twins who were born and died at Casterton in 1887. Joseph John DACEY, a jockey was killed in a horse accident at Harrow in 1893. Lucy remarried in 1902 to William George GAVAN and she died at Casterton in 1943. Lucy Agatha's sisters Alice PEACHEY (1866-1930) and Isabella Jane McCABE (1864-1935) also signed the petition at Casterton in 1891.
DACEY, M Casterton ,
DALKIN, A Casterton Appears to be Ann DALKIN (nee ARMSTRONG 1828-1897), 63 year old widow of Matthew DALKIN (1828-1884) when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891 along with her daughter Jane BOND (nee DALKIN). Jane DALKIN was born c1852, Durham, England, daughter of Matthew DALKIN and Ann ARMSTRONG. Jane arrived in Victoria as 10 year old in 1863 with her mother Ann and 3 siblings on the ship "Royal Family". It appears that her father Matthew DALKIN had arrived the year before in 1862. The family settled in the Stawell area where more children were born. Her father Matthew died in 1884 and it appears that her widowed mother has signed the petition "A. DALKIN" on the line below Jane's signature at Casterton in 1891 (see above). Ann DALKIN died in Victoria in 1897.
DAMES, Mrs M Casterton Mary Frances Bodger DAMES (nee WRIGHT), wife of Mitchell DAMES (1868-___), signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. She was born 1869, Carngham, near Ballarat, daughter of John WRIGHT and Sarah BODGER and she married Mitchell DAMES in 1889. Mitchell and Mary DAMES had 5 children from 1890-1897 at Carngham and Casterton and have not been located after 1898 when one of their children died at Daylesford, Victoria.
DAVIE, Amelia Casterton Amelia DAVIE (nee DAY c1850-1919), wife of John Eveleigh DAVIE, a Clerk of Casterton, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Amelia DAY was born ca 1850, Christchurch, New Zealand, daughter of Robert DAY and Sarah KELLY. Amelia married John Eveleigh DAVIE (b. 1848, Sussex, England) at Christchurch, New Zealand in 1872. John & Amelia DAVIE came to Australia c.1873 and had 2 children at Albury, NSW in the 1874 and 1877 (James Malcolm DAVIE & Gertrude Amelia DAVIE), 3 children at Mount Gambier, South Australia in 1879, 1882 & 1884 (Florence Mary DAVIE, Marion Elizabeth Grace DAVIE & John Oliver Churchill DAVIE) and a son Herbert Eveleigh DAVIE at Casterton in 1888. After Amelia signed the petition at Casterton in 1891 they..........? Amelia DAVIE died at her daughter Florence's residence in 1919 in Melbourne, Victoria and was buried in the South Portland Cemetery, Victoria. John Eveleigh DAVIE died prior to 1919. [updated 31 Dec 2008]
DAVIS Casterton This could possibly be R. or A. DAVIS. Alice May DAVIS (nee MAY / MEMBREY), b. 1868 Woolsthorpe, Victoria, daughter of John MAY and Martha VAUGHAN married John "Jack" DAVIS 1852-1901 in 1889 and they had children at Merino, Casterton and Wando Vale before John died in 1901 and Alice in 1906. They are both buried in the Merino Cemetery.
DENMAN, Mary Casterton Appears to be Mary DENMAN (nee BEATON 1861-1954), 30 year old wife of Edwin John DENMAN (1857-1914) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Mary BEATON was born in 1861 at Mount Gambier, South Australia, daughter of Donald BEATON and Catherine DRISCOLL. Mary BEATON married Edwin John DENMAN of Harrow in 1881 at Naracoorte, South Australia and they had at least 12 children in South Australia and Victoria from 1881-1907. Edwin DENMAN died at Melbourne in 1914 and Mary also died there in 1954. (updated 6 Feb 2010)
DIWELL, E A Casterton Appears to be Elizabeth Ann DIWELL (nee JELLY 1856-1900), wife of Richard DIWELL (1853-1920), signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Elizabeth Ann JELLY was born 1856, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of George JELLY and Jane SHAW and she married Richard DIWELL in 1877. Richard and Elizabeth DIWELL had 12 children from 1878-1900 at Casterton and Hamilton, Victoria. Elizabeth DIWELL died at Hamilton in 1900 and Richard DIWELL died at Hamilton in 1920 and both are buried in the Hamilton Cemetery.
DIX, Maggie Sandford Road, Casterton Appears to be Margaret Theresa "Maggie" DIX (nee DOYLE 1867-1943), wife of James Nicholas DIX (1857-1937) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Margaret Theresa "Maggie" DOYLE was born 1867, Merino, Victoria, daughter of James DOYLE and Alice LANDY and she married James Nicholas DIX (1857-1937) in 1888. James and Margaret DIX had 12 children from 1888-1912 at Sandford, Casterton and Hamilton, Victoria. Margaret Theresa died at Melbourne in 1943 and James died at Melbourne in 1937.
DOLMAN, Ulayear Coleraine Ulayear DOLMAN (nee WOMBWELL), 52y old widow of William DOLMAN (1817-1884), signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Ulayear WOMBWELL was born in 1839, Essex, England daughter of Charles WOMBWELL and Susannah REID. She arrived at Portland, Victoria on the "Tasmania" from England with her parents and siblings in 1851. The family settled in the Merino-Digby area, until in 1858 at Merino, Victoria she married William DOLMAN (1817-1884), Butcher of Merino, Casterton & Coleraine, Victoria. William & Ulayear DOLMAN had 13 children at Merino and Coleraine from 1859-1881. William died at Coleraine in 1884 and Ulayear in 1912, and both are buried in the Coleraine Cemetery. Their daughter Annie Georgina MacINTOSH (nee DOLMAN) 1865-1952 also appears to have signed the petition at Coleraine in 1891. (updated 18 December 2008)
DONOHUE, Mary Sandford Road, Casterton Appears to be Mary McCABE (nee McCABE, 1862-1937), wife of Thomas Patrick DONOHUE (1865-1926) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Mary McCABE was born 1865, Heywood, Victoria, daughter of John McCABE and Matilda CRAIG. She was married Thomas Patrick DONOHUE (1865-1926) in 1887 and they had 6 children born at Terang and Sandford from 1888-1912. Thomas DONOHUE died at Merino in 1926 and Mary died at Merino 1937.
DUFF, C H Casterton Appears to be Charlotte Henrietta DUFF (nee BOWDEN), wife of John James DUFF (1844-1932) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. John James DUFF was the Head Teacher of Casterton S.S.2058, Casterton, Victoria from 1888-1895. Charlotte Henrietta BOWDEN, was born 1848, Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land (Now Tasmania), Australia, daughter of Henry BOWDEN and Mary Ann MEREDITH. She was married in 1870 to John James DUFF and they had 7 children born at Melbourne from 1873-1884. Charlotte DUFF died in Melbourne in 1899 and John James died at Casterton in 1932.
DUNTON, Mary Casterton Appears to be Mary DUNTON (nee McDONALD, 1855-1945), 36 year old wife of James Bennett DUNTON (1855-1923) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Mary McDONALD was born 1855, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of George McDONALD and Esther COSGROVE. She was married in 1877 at Casterton to James Bennett DUNTON (1855-1923) and they had 5 children born at Casterton from 1879-1888. Mary DUNTON died in Melbourne in 1945 and James DUNTON died at Melbourne in 1923. Mary DUNTON's sister Annie STEWART (nee McDONALD) and mother, Esther ABBOTT, formerly McDONALD, nee COSGROVE also signed the petition in Casterton in 1891.
DYSON, Maria Sandford ,
EDWARDS, Ellen Casterton Appears to be Eleanor Ann EDWARDS (nee LAMBOURN, 1838-1914), wife of Maurice Henry EDWARDS (1831-1904) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Eleanor Ann LAMBOURN, was born 1838, Kensington, London, England, daughter of John LAMBOURN and Eleanor Ann BRAZIER. She was married in 1856 at Digby, Victoria to Maurice Henry EDWARDS and they had 7 children born at Casterton, Victoria and Naracoorte, South Australia from 1857-1888. Eleanor EDWARDS died in Casterton in 1914 and Maurice EDWARDS died at Casterton 1904.
EDWARDS, N Casterton ,
FERRIER, Agnes Coleraine Appears to be Agnes FERRIER (nee REES, 1859-1939), 32 year old wife wife of Joseph FERRIER (1858-1941) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Coleraine in 1891. Agnes REES was born 1859, Konongwootong, near Coleraine daughter of Thomas REES and Hannah RICHARDS. She was married in 1886 at Coleraine, Victoria to Joseph FERRIER (1858-1941) and they had 4 children born near Coleraine from 1886-1900. Agnes died in Hamilton, Victoria in 1939 and Joseph died in 1941, also in Hamilton. They are both buried in the Hamilton Cemetery.
FERRIER, Annie Coleraine Appears to be Annie Isabella FERRIER (nee MILLER, 1870-1905), 21 year old wife of George FERRIER (1856-1942) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Coleraine in 1891. Annie MILLER was born 1870, Mortlake, Victoria daughter of Robert Charles MILLER and Hannah MILNE. She was married in 1890 at Coleraine, Victoria to George FERRIER (1856-1942) and they had 8 children born at casterton or Coleraine from 1891-1905. Annie died at Coleraine, Victoria in 1905 and George FERRIER remarried in 1907 to Rose LEE (nee HERTIGAE, 1876-1960). George Ferrier died in 1942, at Ballarat, Victoria. George and Annie FERRIER are both buried in the Coleraine Cemetery.
FOX, Annie Casterton Appears to be Annie Georgina FOX (nee COCHRANE, 1852-1924), 39 year old wife wife of Alfred John FOX (1846-1926) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Annie Georgina COCHRANE was born c1852, "Woodford Inn", Dartmoor, Australia, daughter of William Hewson COCHRANE and Martha ATKINSON. She was married in 1877 in the Casterton area to Alfred John FOX and they had 9 children born at Natimuk and Casterton from 1878-1899. Annie died in Mount Gambier, South Australia in 1924 and Alfred died in 1926, also in Mount Gambier.
GARDINER, A M Casterton Agnes Montgomery GARDINER (nee WILSON, 1871-1932), wife of Alexander GARDINER 1861-1934 who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Agnes Montgomery WILSON was born 1871, Barossa Valley, South Australia, daughter of John WILSON and Sarah Ann HARVEY. She was married in 1890 in the Wimmera to Alexander GARDINER and they had 5 children born at Casterton, the Wimmera and Gippsland from 1893-1899. 3 sons served in WW1, 1 died, 2 of them were teachers. Agnes died in Melbourne in 1932 and Alexander died in 1934, also in Melbourne.
GARDINER, Jessie Sandford ,
GASPERINO, Hannah Sandford Hannah GASPERINO (nee HOURIGAN), wife of Anthony GASPERINO (1835-1910), aged 52 years of Sandford signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Hannah HOURIGAN was born c1839, Co Cork, Ireland, daughter of Matthew HOURIGAN and ___. She married Anthony GASPERINO (1835-1910) at Penola, South Australia in 1860. They had at least 6 children at Sandford & Casterton, Victoria from 1862-1869. Anthony died in 1910 and Hannah in 1912 and both buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
GASPERINO, Margaret Sandford Appears to be Margaret GASPERINO (nee HUMPHRIES), wife of Joseph GASPERINO (1862-1923), aged 26 years of Sandford signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Margaret HUMPHRIES was born 1866, Gum Creek, Henty, Victoria, daughter of Charles HUMPHRIES and Caroline SAMPSON. She married Joseph GASPERINO (1862-1923), son of Anthony & Hannah GASPERINO (listed above) in 1890. They had 4 children at Sandford, Victoria from 1891-1897 before Margaret died at Sandford in 1897. Joseph was remarried to Annie JACKSON in 1912. Joseph and Margaret GASPERINO are both buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
GAVAN, Mrs M Casterton Appears to be Mary GAVAN (nee McCABE, 1841-1923), 50 year old wife of William GAVAN (1834-1919) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Mary McCABE was born c1841, Co Fermanagh, Ireland, daughter of Edward McCABE and Margaret McGUIRE. She was married in 1859 in Ireland to William GAVAN (1834-1919) and they had at least 6 children born at ___ and Casterton from 1859-1879. Mary died in Casterton in 1923 and William died in 1918, also in Casterton.
GIBSON, Rebecca Casterton Appears to be Rebecca GIBSON (nee OSBORN, 1859-1928), 42 year old wife of James GIBSON (1857-1932) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Rebecca OSBORN was born 1859, Coleraine, Victoria, daughter of Jonas OSBORN and Ellen JONES. She was married in 1878 in Victoria to James GIBSON (1857-1932) and they had at least 9 children born at Coleraine, Naracoorte, Mount Gambier, Casterton and Hamilton from 1879-1897. Rebecca died in Adelaide, South Australia in 1928 and James died in 1932, also in Adelaide.
GILLESPIE, Jean M Coleraine Appears to be Jean Maxwell GILLESPIE (c1866-1958), 25 year old daughter of Rev. William John GILLESPIE (1826-1914) and Mary Oliphant MORRISON when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Jean Maxwell GILLESPIE was born c1866, Co Antrim, Ireland, and married John Killough STEWART from Queensland in 1898 at Coleraine. They had a number of children born in Queensland from 1901.
GILL, Isabella Casterton Appears to be Isabella GILL (nee McCANN, 1859-1950), 32 year old wife of George Patrick GILL (1858-1952) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Isabella McCANN was born 1859, Harrow, Victoria, daughter of Peter McCANN and Jane LITTLE. She was married in 1854 in Victoria to George Patrick GILL (1858-1952) and they had at least 9 children born at Sandford from 1885-1900. Isabella died in Casterton in 1950 and George Patrick died in 1952, also in Casterton.
GLANCY, Mary M Casterton Mary Miriam GLANCY (nee LACKMANN), wife of James GLANCY (1853-___) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Mary Miriam LACKMANN, born 1856, Hamilton, Victoria, daughter of Augustus "Gus" LACKMANN and Sarah ROGERS was married in 1879 to James GLANCY and they had 5 children born at Casterton from 1880-1893. James GLANCY was the Glenelg Shire Secretary, based in Casterton from 1897-1930. Mary GLANCY died in Melbourne in 1943.
GOODLET, Catherine Ladies Seminary, Casterton Catherine O GOODLET (1858-___?), 33 year old Teacher and Governess of "The Presbyterian Manse" Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Catherine O GOODLET was born 1858, Shetland Islands, Scotland and appears to have come to Australia and Casterton in 1883 as a Governess with the Rev. George Innis SIM, MA, BD (1839-1913). He was the Presbyerian Minister for the Casterton - Sandford Presbyterian Parish from 1883-1892. He resigned in 1892 and went to New Zealand where he married Catherine GOODLET in 1894 after the death of his first wife in Scotland. Jenny Robertson SIM, daughter of Rev. George SIM also signed the 1891 Petition in Casterton.
GOUGH, Mrs E Casterton ,
GRAY, S Casterton Susan GRAY (nee MOLYNEAUX, 1850-1909), 41 year old widow of John GRAY (c1842-1882) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Susan MOLYNEAUX was born 1850, Warrnambool, Victoria, daughter of Daniel MOLYNEAUX (1827-1854) and Louisa (Lucy) BUNKER (1828-1912). She was married in 1868 in Victoria to John GRAY (c1842-1882) and they had 8 children born at Terang and Garvoc from 1869-1882. John GRAY died in 1882 at Terang and Susan his widow remarried in 1895 to Robert COX (1842-1913). Susan COX died in Ballarat in 1909 and is buried in the Ballarat New Cemetery and her husband Robert COX died in Casterton in 1913. Robert COX had previously been married to Ellen TOMKINS c1837-1894. (updated 20 Jun 2008)
GREED, Jessie Coleraine Appears to be Jessie GREED (nee McLEAN, c1838-1904), 53 year old wife of Alfred Charles GREED (c1840-1910) from Somersetshire, England who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Coleraine in 1891. Jessie McLEAN was born c1838, Isle of Coll, Scotland, daughter of Hector McLEAN (1802-1857) and Mary McINNES (1802-1883). She was married in 1862 in Victoria to Alfred Charles GREED (c1840-1910) and they had at least 10 children born at Hamilton and Mount Rouse from 1864-1881. Jessie GREED died in 1904 in Coleraine and Alfred GREED died in 1910 also at Coleraine and both are buried in the Coleraine Cemetery.
GREENHILL, Huldah Casterton ,
GRINHAM, Catherine Sandford Catherine Jane GRINHAM (nee LEWIS, 1868-1943), 23 year old daughter of Thomas LEWIS and Martha MILLER from Clunes, Victoria signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Sandford in 1891. Catherine Jane LEWIS was born 1868, Clunes, near Ballarat, Victoria, and was married to Israel GRINHAM (1860-1950) in 1887 and they had 6 children (Martha, Marjorie, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary & Robert) born at Clunes, Sandford and Casterton from 1888-1898. Catherine GRINHAM died in 1943 in Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria and her husband Israel GRINHAM died in 1950, also at Flemington, Melbourne.
GRINHAM, Margrey (Jnr) Casterton Margrey GRINHAM (1869-1953), 22 year old daughter of Israel GRINHAM (1836-1893) from Somersetshire, England and Margrey McNEIL (1839-1904) from Perthshire, Scotland signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Margrey McNEIL was born 1869, Sandford, Victoria, and married in 1894 to William McWilliam ROSSIE (1865-1930) and they had 3 children born at Hamilton and Casterton from 1897-1903. Eric ROSSIE, one of their sons was killed in Belgium in 1917. Margrey ROSSIE died in 1953 at Melbourne, Victoria and William ROSSIE died in 1930, also at Melbourne.
GRINHAM, Margrey (Snr) Casterton Margrey GRINHAM (nee McNEIL, 1839-1904), 52 year old wife of Israel GRINHAM (1836-1893) from Somersetshire, England who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Margrey McNEIL was born 1839, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John McNEIL (1796-1871) and Helen ROY (1804-1844). She was married in 1857 at Sandford, Victoria to Israel GRINHAM (1836-1893) and they had 13 children born at Sandford, Bahgallah, Carapook and Casterton from 1859-1883. Margrey GRINHAM died in 1904 at Portland, Victoria and Isreal GRINHAM died in 1903 at Casterton and both are buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
GRINHAM, Sarah Sandford Appears to be Sarah Jane GRINHAM (nee LOVELL, 1869-1946), 22 year old daughter of Alfred LOVELL and Bridget FALLON from Heywood, Victoria signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Sandford in 1891. Sarah Jane LOVELL was born 1869, Heywood, Victoria, and was married to Charles GRINHAM (1865-1937) in 1886 and they had 11 children born at Sandford and Horsham, Victoria from 1888-1914. Sarah Jane GRINHAM died in 1946 at Warracknabeal, Victoria and Charles GRINHAM died in 1937, also at Warracknabeal.
GRINHAM, Susan Sandford Appears to be Susan GRINHAM (nee FORD, 1826-1897), 65 year old wife of Charles GRINHAM / GREENHAM (1828-1903) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Sandford in 1891. Susan FORD was born 1826, Kingston, England, daughter of _____? and was married to Charles GRINHAM / GREENHAM (1828-1903) in 1849, at the Wannon River, South West Victoria and they had 5 children born at Portland, Casterton and Sandford, Victoria from 1851-1860. Susan GRINHAM died in 1897 at Sandford, Victoria and Charles GRINHAM died in 1903, at Hamilton.
GYLES, Ellen Casterton Appears to be Ellen GYLES (nee PARKER, c1843-1939), 48 year old wife of John GYLES (c1837-1913) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Ellen PARKER was born c1843, Kent, England, daughter of Henry Robert PARKER and Eliza WARNE. She was married in 1864 in Victoria to John GYLES (c1837-1913) and they do not appear to have had any children. Ellen GYLES died in 1939 in Ballarat, Victoria and John GYLES died in 1913 at Oakleigh, Melbourne and both are buried in the Casterton New Cemetery. Ellen's sister Ettie JACOBS (1856-1944) and mother Eliza PARKER (1813-1911) also signed the petition at Casterton in 1891.
HARDAKER, Ann Coleraine Appears to be Ann HARDAKER (nee WHITAKER, c1825-1896), 66 year old widow of Thomas HARDAKER (c1820-1887) from Yorkshire, England who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Coleraine in 1891. Ann WHITAKER was born c1825, ___, daughter of ___. She was married before 1849 in Yorkshire to Thomas HARDAKER (c1820-1887) and they had at least one child in Yorkshire. Thomas HARDAKER died in 1887 at Coleraine, Victoria and Ann died in 1896 also at Coleraine.
HARRISON, E Casterton Appears to be Elizabeth HARRISON (nee KIRWAN, 1858-1941), 33 year old wife of James Joseph HARRISON (1857-1932), Blacksmith of Casterton, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Elizabeth KIRWAN was born 1858, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Andrew Valentine KIRWAN and Mary Ellen TOOMEY. She was married in 1880 in Victoria to James Joseph HARRISON (1857-1932) and they had 3 children at Casterton and ___ from 1885-1893. James HARRISON died in 1932 in Melbourne, Victoria and Elizabeth died in 1941.
HARVEY, Alice Casterton Appears to be Alice Kelynack HARVEY, aged 22 years, daughter of Henry Love Kelynack HARVEY and Mary Ann SMITH of Strathdownie who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Alice HARVEY married William Henry BANKS in Perth, Western Australia 1901. (updated 15 Jun 2008)
HARWOOD, Jessie Sandford Jessie HARWOOD, aged 26 years, daughter of James HARWOOD and Mary Ann CAMPBELL of Sandford, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Jessie HARWOOD was born in the Casterton district in 1865 and married Daniel MUNRO (1870-1950) of Hotspur, Victoria in 1894. They had 5 children at Sandford, Casterton and Wando Vale, Victoria from 1897-1905. Jessie died in 1937 at Casterton and Daniel died in Melbourne in 1950 and both are buried in the Casterton New Cemetery. (Updated 2 June 2012)
HEANEY, Mary Casterton Appears to be Mary Helena HEANEY, aged 23 years, daughter of Patrick HEANEY 1839-1919 and Hanora "Nora" QUINN 1844-1880 of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Mary HEANEY did not marry and died in 1933 at Beechworth, Victoria. Her parents Patrick and Hanora HEANEY are buried in the Sandford Cemetery. (Updated 2 June 2012)
HEAZLEWOOD, J Digby Appears to be Jane "Joan" HEAZLEWOOD (nee DUFF), wife of Robert Henry HEAZLEWOOD (1840-1921) who gave her address as Digby when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition 1891. Jane "Joan" HEAZLEWOOD was born 1850, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of Walter DUFF and Margaret JOHNSTON. She married Robert Henry HEAZLEWOOD (1840-1921) from Launceston, Tasmania in 1865 and they had 10 children born at Portland, Digby & Tahara from 1866-1891. Robert died in 1921 and Joan in 1932, both are buried in the Digby Cemetery.
HEWETT, Janet Coleraine Appears to be Janet HEWETT (nee DOUGLAS, 1861-___), wife of Frederick HEWETT of Coleraine when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Jane DOUGLAS was born 1861, Stawell, Victoria, daughter of Alexander DOUGLAS and Matilda TEMPLETON. She married Frederick HEWETT from London in 1887 and they had 3 children born at Coleraine and Melbourne from 1889-1898. Janet died in 1950 in Melbourne and Frederick ..........?.
HICKEY, Ellen Coleraine Appears to be Ellen Elizabeth HICKEY (formerly SEARLE, nee ANSON, 1843-1906), 48 year old widow of William "Billy" HICKEY (1841-1885) of Coleraine when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Ellen Elizabeth ANSON was born c1843, Lincolnshire, England, daughter of George ANSON and Elizabeth JOHNSON. She arrived with the ANSON family at Portland in 1853 on the "Duke of Richmond". Ellen ANSON married Stephen SEARLE from Cambridgeshire, England in 1862 and they had 8 children born at Coleraine from 1864-1877 before her husband died in 1878. Ellen next married William "Billy" HICKEY (1841-1885) in 1882 and they had 2 children at Coleraine. William HICKEY died at Coleraine in 1885 and his widow Ellen died in 1906 also at Coleraine.
HILL, Jane Casterton Louisa "Jane" HILL (nee HOOK, 1848-1922), 43 year old wife of James HILL (1829-1915), of Casterton, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Louisa Jane HOOK was born 1848, Norfolk, England, daughter of Joshua HOOK and Harriet WRIGHT. She was married in 1870 at Lindsay, west of Casterton, Victoria to James HILL (1829-1915) and they had 8 children at Casterton from 1871-1888. James HILL had been previously married to Mary Ann HOOK (1833-1869), sister of Louisa Jane, but Mary Ann died in 1869 leaving her husband James HILL and 7 children. James HILL died in 1915 in Casterton, Victoria and his second wife, Louisa Jane HILL died at Casterton in 1922 and is buried along with husband in the Casterton New Cemetery. (updated 24 July 2008)
HILL, Mary J Casterton Mary Jane HILL (1871-1908), 20 year old daughter of James HILL (1829-1915), and his second wife Louisa Jane HOOK (1848-1922) of Casterton, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Mary Jane HILL was born in 1871 at Casterton, Victoria. Mary Jane HILL did not marry, died in 1908 at Casterton and is buried in the Casterton New Cemetery. (updated 24 July 2008)
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HODGETTS, Maria Casterton Maria HODGETTS (nee HODGETTS, 1846-1925), age 45y, wife of Thomas HODGETTS (1840-1919) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Maria HODGETTS was born 1846, Longford, Van Diemen's Land, daughter of Thomas HODGETTS and Alicia DAVEY and married at Mount Gambier, South Australia in 1867 to Thomas HODGETTS (1840-1919), son of Nathaniel HODGETTS and Elizabeth MILLER. They had 12 children born at Mount Gambier and Casterton, Victoria from 1868-1889. Maria died in 1925 at Bahgallah, near Casterton and Thomas died in 1919 at Casterton, Victoria and both are buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
HOLMES, A S Sandford Annie Sophia HOLMES (nee GREED), age 40y, wife of John HOLMES (1848-1927) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Annie Sophia GREED was born c1851, Somersetshire, England, daughter of Charles GREED and Sarah WEAVER and married in 1872 to John HOLMES (1848-1927), Flour Miller from Warwickshire, England. They had 6 children born at Sandford, Victoria from 1873-1891. Annie died in 1923 and John in 1927 and both are buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
HOLMES, Elizabeth Sandford Appears to be Elizabeth Jane HOLMES (nee BAXTER), age 32y, wife of William Tyers HOLMES (1852-1937) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Elizabeth Jane BAXTER was born 1858, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of George James BAXTER and Sarah BOWLER and was married in 1882 at Casterton to William Tyers HOLMES (1852-1937), Flour Miller from Warwickshire, England. They had 5 children born at Sandford, Victoria from 1883-1893. Elizabeth died in 1919 at Merino and William in 1937 at Merino and both are buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
HOLMES, J Casterton Appears to be Julia HOLMES (nee HARMAN), age 30y, wife of George HOLMES (1855-1934) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Julia HARMAN was born 1861, Muddy Creek, near Hamilton, Victoria, daughter of James HARMAN and Susan REED and was married in 1882 at Hamilton to George HOLMES (1855-1934), Flour Miller from Warwickshire, England. They had 7 children born at Penshurst, Sandford and Casterton, Victoria from 1882-1895. Julia died in 1896 at Casterton and George who remarried in 1900, died at Casterton in 1934 and both are buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
HORN, Maria Sandford Maria HORN (nee SCHOLZE), age 38y, wife of Friedrich Hermann HORN (c.1842-1908) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Maria SCHOLZE was born 1853, Geelong, Victoria, daughter of Johann Traugott SCHOLZE and Christina Johanna POSSELT was married in 1875 to Friedrich Hermann HORN, from Dresden, Germany. They had 9 children born at Horsham, Cavendish, Penshurst, Sandford & Casterton from 1876-1896. Hermann died in 1908 at Casterton and Maria in 1916, at Melbourne. (updated 17 July 2008)
HORTLE, Thirza Emily Casterton Thirza Emily HORTLE (nee PRICE, c1847-1936), 44 year old wife of James Lyttleton HORTLE (1846-1912) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Thirza Emily PRICE, born c1847, London, England, daughter of John PRICE and Mary Ann LEEDHAM was married in 1868 to James Lyttleton HORTLE and they had 8 children born at Warrnambool, Sandford & Casterton from 1870-1888. James died in 1912 and Thirza in 1936, both are buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
HOUNSLOW, Jane Coleraine Appears to be Jane HOUNSLOW (1867-1929), 24 year old daughter of James HOUNSLOW and Jane KEMPSTER and sister of Annie WILLIAMS (nee HOUNSLOW) of Coleraine who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Jane HOUNSLOW was born in 1863 at Adelaide, South Australia. She later married Charles Herbert KEMPSTER (1875-1936) of South Australia in 1897 in South Australia.
The Jane HOUNSLOW who also signed the 1891 Petition at Coleraine could also be Annie's mother Jane HOUNSLOW (nee KEMPSTER) 1838-1924 who married James HOUNSLOW in 1859 in Adelaide, South Australia. Annie WILLIAMS was having children at Coleraine from 1888-1892 so either her sister or mother could have been visiting from Adelaide at the time of the 1891 petition.
HUGHES, Kate Casterton Appears to be Catherine HUGHES (nee KING, 1857-1954), 34 year old wife of James HUGHES (1858-1950), Groom of Henty Street Casterton in 1882, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Catherine KING, born 1857, Hotspur, Victoria, daughter of William KING and Ellen NUGENT was married in 1879 to James HUGHES (1858-1950) and they had 9 children born at Casterton from 1879-1900. James HUGHES died at Frankston, Victoria in 1950 and Catherine also died at Frankston in 1954.
HUGHES, Mary Casterton Mary Ballantyne HUGHES (nee HENDERSON, 1855-1932), 35 year old wife of Edward Francis HUGHES (1848-1930), proprietor of "The Casterton News," signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Mary Ballantyne HENDERSON, born 4 Jun 1855, Ceres Fifeshire, Scotland, daughter of Rev. Erskine Ebenezer HENDERSON, a Baptist minister and Eliza Jane SMITH. Mary arrived in Victoria as a young child with her family in October 1857 on the ship "Hotspur", and her mother died the next year. Her father remarried and was a baptist Minister in NSW, Warrnambool and Hamilton. Mary HENDERSON was married, 19 Jan 1875 at Hamilton, Victoria to Edward Francis HUGHES (1848-1930) and they had 10 children born at Hamilton, Mortlake and Casterton from 1876-1893. Edward Francis HUGHES who was born in Rugeley, Staffordshire, England died at Portland, Victoria on 27 Jul 1930 and Mary died at Melbourne on 7 Aug 1932. Edward and Mary HUGHES are buried in the South Portland cemetery. (updated 28 September 2010)
HUMPHRIES, Caroline Casterton Appears to be Caroline Emma HUMPHRIES (nee LEY, 1851-1917), 40 year old wife of William HUMPHRIES (1846-1930), Farmer of Wilkin, west of Casterton, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Caroline Emma LEY, born 1851, Mount Gambier, South Australia, daughter of Ernest James LEY and Louisa Charlotte CHART was married in 1868 to William HUMPHRIES (1846-1930) and they had 13 children born at Casterton, Bahgallah, Wilkin and Strathdownie from 1869-1895. Caroline HUMPHRIES died at Casterton in 1917 and William also died at Casterton in 1930 and they are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
HUNT, N G ?? Casterton Unable to decipher this signature.
HURST, Annie Casterton Appears to be Annie Catherine HURST (nee TREMAINE (WHITE), c1856-1943), 35 year old wife of George Patrick HURST (1857-1934), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Annie Catherine TREMAINE (WHITE), born c1856, Adelaide, South Australia, daughter of Thomas TREMAINE and Maria BRENNAN was married in 1878 to George Patrick HURST (1857-1934) and they had 6 children born at Casterton from 1879-1897. George Patrick HURST died at Casterton in 1934 and Annie Catherine died at Casterton in 1943. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
HURST, Mary Casterton Appears to be Mary Annie HURST (nee AHERN, 1836-1912), 55 year old widow of George HURST (1819-1883), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Mary Annie AHERN was born c1836, Co Cork, Ireland, daughter of James AHERN and Margaret DUGGAN. She married in 1855 at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria to George HURST (1819-1883) from Lancashire, England and they had 8 children born at Bacchus Marsh and Casterton from 1857-1873. George HURST died at Casterton in 1883 and Mary Annie HURST died at Melbourne in 1912.
ILLINGWORTH, Ida C Casterton Ida Culliford ILLINGWORTH (1872-1940), 19 year old daughter of John ILLINGWORTH (c1836-1915), Coach Builder of Merino and Casterton, and his wife Sarah Jane CULLIFORD (1836-1923), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Ida Culliford ILLINGWORTH was born 1872, Ballarat, Victoria and died unmarried in 1940 at Geelong.
JACOBS, Ettie M Casterton Esther Mary "Ettie" JACOBS (nee PARKER, 1856-1944), 35 year old wife of Herbert Naylor JACOBS (1856-1927), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Esther Mary "Ettie" PARKER was born 1856, Geelong, Victoria, daughter of Henry Robert PARKER and Eliza WARNE. She married in 1882, Victoria to Herbert Naylor JACOBS (1856-1927) from Broadslans, USA, and they had 2 children born at Casterton in 1883 and 1888. Herbert NAYLOR was an Agent in Casterton in the 1880s and 1890s and was listed as a Bailiff when he died at Ballarat in 1927 and Ettie JACOBS also died at Ballarat in 1944. They are both buried in the Old Ballarat Cemetery. Ettie's sister Ellen GYLES (1843-1939) and mother Eliza PARKER (1813-1911) also signed the petition at Casterton in 1891.
JAMES, Emma Coleraine Appears to be Emma JAMES nee TAYLOR, c1843-1928), 48 year old wife of Mark JAMES (1843-1909) of Coleraine when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Emma TAYLOR was born c1843, Lancashire, England, daughter of ___. Emma TAYLOR married Mark JAMES from Staffordshire, England in 1866 at Warrnambool, Victoria and they had 10 children born at Mortlake and Coleraine from 1867-1884. Mark JAMES died at Coleraine in 1909 and his widow Emma died in 1928 also at Coleraine. They are both buried in the Coleraine Cemetery.
JAMES, Helen Casterton Appears to be Helen JAMES (nee WAYTE, c1837-1923), 54 year old wife of Henry Cottenham JAMES (c1831-1898), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Helen WAYTE was born c1837, ___, daughter of William WAYTE and ___. She married bef 1863 to Henry Cottenham JAMES (c1831-1898) and they had at least 6 children born near Ballarat and Casterton from 1863-1875. Henry JAMES died at Casterton in 1898 and Helen JAMES died at Bendigo in 1923. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
JAMES, Lucy Jane Coleraine Appears to be Lucy Jane JAMES (1868-1944), 23 year old daughter of Mark JAMES (1843-1909) and Emma TAYLOR 1843-1928) of Coleraine when she signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Lucy Jane JAMES was born in 1868 at Mortlake, Victoria. Lucy Jane JAMES married George Heulin BARCLAY from Coleraine in 1892 and they had 8 children born at Coleraine and Cohuna in Victoria and Kingston & Naracoorte, South Australia from 1893-1905. George BARCLAY, a Coach Builder & Blacksmith died at Naracoorte in 1908 and his widow Lucy Jane BARCLAY died in 1944 at Melbourne.
JAMES, M Casterton Appears to be Mary JAMES c1863-1918), 28 year old daughter of Henry Cottenham JAMES (c1831-1898) and Helen WAYTE (c1837-1923), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Mary JAMES did not marry and died at Casterton in 1918.
JEFFREYS, Annie Casterton Appears to be Annie JEFFREYS (nee COX, 1854-1939), 37 year old wife of John JEFFREYS (1855-1933), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Annie COX was born 1854, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Charles Yates COX and Mary NOONAN. She married in 1881 at Casterton to John JEFFREYS (1855-1933), Saddler of Casterton and they had 6 children born at Casterton from 1881-1897. Annie died at Casterton in 1939 from injuries received in a car accident. John JEFFREYS died at Casterton in 1933 and they are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery. (updated 7 July 2008)
JEFFREYS, Annie Casterton Appears to be Johanna "Annie" JEFFREYS (nee DAVIS, 1853-1926), 38 year old wife of Robert William JEFFREYS (1851-1929), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Johanna "Annie" DAVIS was born 1853, Portland, Victoria, daughter of David Thomas DAVIS and Johanna RYAN. She married in 1875 at Casterton to Robert William JEFFREYS (1851-1929), Saddler of Casterton and they had 6 children born at Casterton from 1879-1889. Annie died at Casterton in 1926 and Robert William JEFFREYS died at Casterton also in 1929 and they are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery. (updated 7 July 2008)
JEFFREYS, Maggie Casterton Appears to be Margaret Carruthers JEFFREYS (nee RAE, 1859-1894), 32 year old wife of Benjamin JEFFREYS (1862-1930), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Margaret Carruthers RAE was born 1859, Portland, Victoria, daughter of David RAE and Frances "Fanny" HAWKINS. She married in 1884 at Hamilton to Benjamin JEFFREYS (1862-1930) and they had 3 children born at Casterton from 1887-1892 before Margaret died at Casterton in 1894. Benjamin JEFFREYS remarried in 1896 at Mount Gambier, South Australia to Alice McCOMBE 1866-1946 and they had 6 children born at Casterton from 1897-1906.
JELBART, Annie L D Casterton Annie Louisa Daniel JELBART (nee DUSTING), wife of Charles Edmund JELBART (1858-1898) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Annie Louisa Daniel DUSTING, born 1861, South Portland, Victoria, daughter of Henry Cries Harvey DUSTING and Emma Ann DANIEL was married in 1890 to Charles Edmund JELBART a wheelwright of Carapook, near Casterton. Charles JELBART died at Carapook in 1898 and Annie in 1921 at Melbourne. Annie's death was recorded in the "Portland Guardian" as follows...
"Portland Guardian" (Vic.) Monday, 13th June 1921.
DEATH.- JELBART.- On June 6th, at her residence, 20 Eva Street, Malvern, Annie L. D., second daughter of the late, Henry C. and Emma Dusting, relict of Charles E. Jelbart and beloved sister of Albert H., Harvey C., and Clarinda Dusting, of Melbourne; Mrs J. J. Couch (Portland), Mrs G. S. Mallett (Seymour), Mrs. A. S. Hiller (Devonport, Tasmania). Aged 60 years.
[updated 11 June 2011]
JELLY, Anna B Casterton Appears to be Annabella JELLY (nee McINTYRE, 1864-1949), 27 year old wife of William JELLY (1861-1909), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Annabella McINTYRE was born in 1864 at Dartmoor, Victoria, daughter of John McINTYRE and Mary McKAY. She was married in 1889 to William JELLY (1861-1909) son of George JELLY and Jane SHAW, and they had 8 children born at Casterton, Victoria from 1891-1908. William JELLY died at Casterton in 1909 and his widow Annabella died in 1949 at Melbourne.
JELLY, Jane Casterton Appears to be Jane JELLY (nee SHAW, c1833-1920), 58 year old wife of George JELLY (1815-1896), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Jane SHAW was born c1833, Lancashire, England, daughter of ___. She was married in 1852 in Manchester, England to George JELLY (1815-1896) and they had 10 children born in Birmingham, England, Casterton, Victoria and Kincraig near Naracoorte, South Australia from 1852-1873. George JELLY died at Casterton in 1896 and his widow Jane died in 1920, also at Casterton.
JENKINS, Hannah Merino Hannah Jones JENKINS (nee CRAWLEY, 1864-1935), 27 year old wife of William JENKINS (1861-1934), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Merino in 1891. Hannah CRAWLEY was born in 1864 at Merino, Victoria, daughter of George Jones CRAWLEY and Maria WOMBWELL. She was married in 1886 to William JENKINS (1861-1934) son of Thomas JENKINS and Margaret KEARNS, and they had 3 children born at Merino, Victoria from 1887-1894. William JENKINS died at Merino in 1934 and his widow Hannah died in 1935, also at Merino.
JEWELL, Sarah Coleraine Appears to be Sarah JEWELL (nee CHAPMAN, c1860-1923), 31 year old wife of Albert JEWELL (c1863-1927), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Coleraine in 1891. Sarah CHAPMAN was born c1860, ___, daughter of ___. She was married in 1885 in Victoria to Albert JEWELL (c1863-1927) and they had 7 children born near Kaniva and Warracknabeal, Victoria from 1886-1900. Albert and Sarah appear to have been living at Cavendish in 1915 and 1916 when tow of their sons enlisted in WW1, Albert Ernest was awarded the MM and also killed in France and Gordon Stanley returned home. Sarah JEWELL appears to have died at Ararat in 1923 and Albert JEWELL died in 1927, at Hamilton.
JOHNSTONE, Annie Coleraine Not Identified at this time,
KILLEEN, Mrs W T Green Tree Villa, Casterton Appears to be Margaret KILLEEN (nee CHISHOLM, 1842-1916), 49 year old wife of William KILLEEN (1846-1925), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Margaret CHISHOLM was born 1842, Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, Scotland, daughter of Hugh CHISHOLM and Margaret McKINNON. She appears to have arrived on the "Covenanter" in 1855, aged 11y along with her father Hugh CHISHOLM and his second wife Jean FRASER. Margaret CHISHOLM was married in 1873 in Melbourne, Victoria to William KILLEEN (1846-1925), a carpenter of Casterton and they do not appear to have had any children. William KILLEEN died at Ballarat in 1925 and his widow Margaret died at Casterton in 1916. (Updated 8 July 2008)
LACEY, Euphemia Casterton Appears to be Euphemia LACEY (nee McQUEEN, 1827-1901), 64 year old widow of George Robert LACEY (1833-1880), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Euphemia McQUEEN was born 1827, North Uist, Scotland, daughter of Norman McQUEEN and Rachel McLEAN. She was married in 1857 in Mount Barker, South Australia to George Robert LACEY (1833-1880) and they had 5 children born in South Australia, Merino and Casterton, Victoria from 1859-1866. George LACEY died at Dartmoor in 1880 and his widow Euphemia died in 1901, also at Dartmoor, Victoria.
LANE, Caroline Sandford Appears to be Caroline LANE (nee HUMPHRIES, 1859-1931), 32 year old wife of James Edgar LANE (1860-1944), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Sandford in 1891. Caroline HUMPHRIES was born 1859, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Charles HUMPHRIES and Caroline SAMPSON and was married in 1889 to James Edgar LANE (1860-1944) and they had 6 children born at Sandford from 1889-1900. Caroline LANE died at Casterton in 1931 and James Edgar LANE also died at Casterton in 1944 and they are both buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
LAVERDEF, May ?? Coleraine Not Identified at this time,
LAVERTY, Mary Casterton Appears to be Mary Ann LAVERTY nee LUPTON, c1865-1927), 2nd wife of John LAVERTY (c1834-1903), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Mary Ann LUPTON was born abt 1865, Victoria, daughter of ___. Mary Ann LUPTON was married in 1885 to John LAVERTY (c1834-1903), born c1834, Van Diemen's Land. John LAVERTY was born c1834 in Van Diemen's Land, son of John LAVERTY and Mary Ann SAMPLE. He first married Flora McDONALD (c1836-1884) at Branxholme, Victoria in 1855 and they had 10 children at Branxholme from 1856-1879. Flora LAVERTY died at Branxholme in 1884, John LAVERTY died at Hamilton in 1903 and Mary Ann LAVERTY died in Sydney, NSW in 1927.
LAWFORD, Amelia Jessie Sandford Appears to be Amelia Jessie LAWFORD (formerly CAPEN, nee HAY, 1850-1929), 41 year old widow of George Gordon LAWFORD (1841-1889), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Sandford in 1891. Amelia Jessie HAY was born c1850, London, England, daughter of ___ and was married in 1868 to George Gordon LAWFORD (1841-1889) and they had 9 children born at Casterton and Sandford from 1869-1889. Amelia was formerley married to ___ CAPEN before 1868. She again married in 1892 to James Peter DEMPSEY from America and it appears she may have had two further marriages before she died at Melbourne in 1929. George Gordon LAWFORD is buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
LAWRENCE, Mary Ann Casterton Appears to be Mary Ann LAWRENCE nee McLEAN, 1853-1930), 38 year old wife of Frank Julius LAWRENCE (1857-1946), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Sandford in 1891. Mary Ann McLEAN was born 1853, Isle of Skye, Scotland, daughter of Lachlan McLEAN and Janet McSWAIN. The family arrived at Portland, Victoria in 1854 on the "Arabian" from Liverpool, England and settled in the Grassdale and Hotspur area near Digby, Victoria. Mary Ann was married at Coleraine in 1876 to Frank Julius LAWRENCE (1857-1946) and they had 9 children born at Casterton from 1879-1896. Mary Ann died at Casterton in 1930 and Frank also died at Casterton in 1946. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
LAYLEY, Margaret Sandford Appears to be Margaret LAYLEY nee McNEIL, c1836-1922), 55 year old wife of William LAYLEY (1831-1925), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Sandford in 1891. Margaret McNEIL was born c1836, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John McNEIL and Helen ROY. Margaret arrived at Portland in 1855 on the "Oithona" along with her father and four siblings. Margaret was married in 1861 to William LAYLEY (1831-1925) a shoemaker from Berkshire, England. Margaret died at Sandford in 1922 and William also died at Sandford in 1925. They are both buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
LEA, Eliza Casterton Eliza LEA (nee HAZELDINE, 1857-1941), 34 year old wife of Job LEA (c1862-1892), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Eliza HAZELDINE was born 1857, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Samuel Henry HAZELDINE and Eliza TOWNSEND. Eliza was married in 1890 to Job LEA (c1862-1892) from Shropshire, England and they had 2 boys in 1891 and 1892. One of their sons, Charles LEA was killed at Gallipoli in 1915. Job LEA died at Casterton in 1892 and his widow Eliza died at Portland in 1941. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery. Eliza LEA's obituary was published in the "Portland Guardian" as follows....
"Portland Guardian" (Vic.) Monday, 20th January 1941.
OBITUARY. MRS. ELIZA LEA. Another link with the past was broken on Sunday, when the death occurred, at a Portland hospital after an illness extending for some time, of Mrs. Eliza Lea, who was highly respected and well known to a large number of Portland residents. The cause of her death was heart trouble.
In her 84th year, Mrs. Lea was, as is not generally known, a native of Portland, having been born of parents who resided in a home on the site of the present entrance to the botanical gardens. This house was afterwards removed when the plot was gazetted as the botanical gardens. Mrs. Lea was educated at Portland under the tuition of the late Mr. John Hill, and at the age of 15 years she entered the Education Department service, her first assignment being at the North Portland School. Successively she taught at Koroit, Corindhap (near Rokewood), Coleraine, Queenscliff and later at the Casterton schools, and proved herself a very kindly and pains-taking teacher, being beloved by all the children in her care. While at Queenscliff two old time wrecks occurred at the Heads, those of the Ganges and the Cheviot. It was at Casterton (where she was resident for about five years) that she met and married her husband, the late Mr. Job Lea, and left the teaching staff. After only about two years of married life her husband died, leaving the widow with two young sons, William and Charles. After an absence of 19 years, Mrs. Lea returned to Portland, and after a sojourn here removed to Condah Swamp in 1897 and opened a small store there. She also conducted the first successful post office at that place, which was afterwards renamed Wallacedale. She resided there for a period of 22 years, later returning to Portland once more in 1919. Here she has resided ever since.
An ardent member of the Methodist Church, Mrs. Lea was also keenly interested in everything pertaining to the welfare of the town and district, and was of a most charitable nature. She was kindly disposed, and made friends easily. Of the two sons, Charles was killed at Gallipoli in 1915. William, the remaining son, resides at Warrnambool, where he holds a responsible position at Nestle's factory. The funeral took place at Casterton on Friday, after a service at the house was conducted by the Rev. Wesley Hobbs, who also read the service at the graveside. The mortuary arrangements were in the hands of Mr. T. C. Jarrett.
[updated 1 June 2011]
LEE, A Casterton Not Identified at this time,
LEY, Louisa Casterton Appears to be Louisa Charlotte LEY nee CHART, 1819-1904), 72 year old wife of Ernest James LEY (1817-1900), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Louisa Charlotte CHART was born 1819, England, daughter of Sydney CHART and Penelope ___. Louisa was married in London in 1844 to Ernest James LEY (1817-1900) from Plymouth, Devonshire, England and they had at least 8 children born in Adelaide and Mount Gambier, South Australia and Casterton and Sandford, Victoria from 1845-1859. Ernest LEY died at Casterton in 1900 and Louisa also died at Casterton in 1904.
LILIAN ??, Bella Casterton Not Identified at this time,
LITTLE, L Sandford Could possibly be Elizabeth LITTLE (1863-1944), 28 year old daughter of Andrew LITTLE (1833-1913) and Mary CREGAN (1833-1908), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. She signed the petition on the next next to Mary LITTLE, perhaps she was known as "Liz" or "Lizzie" as she definitely signed "L CREGAN". Elizabeth LITTLE was born 1863, Sandford, Victoria, did not marry and died at Casterton in 1944, and was buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
LITTLE, Mary Sandford Appears to be Mary LITTLE nee CREGAN, 1833-1908), 58 year old wife of Andrew LITTLE (1833-1913), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Mary GREGAN was born 1833, Co Fermanagh, Ireland, daughter of ___ CREGAN and Mary JOHNSTONE. Mary was married in 1859, Ireland to Andrew LITTLE (1833-1913) from Co Tyrone, Ireland and they had at least 6 children born in Ireland and at Sandford, Victoria from 1859-1869. Mary died at Sandford in 1908 and Andrew also died at Sandford in 1913. They are both buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
LIVOCK, S M A Henty Street, Casterton Appears to be Sarah Mary Ann LIVOCK nee BARKER, 1846-1932), 45 year old wife of John LIVOCK (1830-1926), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Sarah Mary Ann BARKER was born c1846, Kensington, England daughter of Nathaniel BARKER and Annie SHERWELL. She was married in 1871, Casterton area to John LIVOCK (1830-1926) widower, from Norfolk, England and they had at least 8 children born at Casterton, Victoria from 1871-1891. Sarah Mary Ann died at Casterton in 1932 and John LIVOCK also died at Casterton in 1926.
LOOKER, Isabella Sandford Appears to be Isabella LOOKER nee McNEIL, c1844-1916), 47 year old wife of Ephraim LOOKER (1834-1911), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Sandford in 1891. Isabella McNEIL was born c1844, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John McNEIL and Helen ROY. Margaret arrived at Portland in 1855 on the "Oithona" along with her father and four siblings. Margaret was married in ___ to Ephraim LOOKER (1834-1911), b. Foxton, Cambridgeshire, England and they had at least 10 children at Narrawong, near Portland, Victoria from 1865-1883. Isabella was probably visiting her sisters, Helen (Mrs WHITE of Casterton), Margaret (Mrs LAYLEY of Sandford) and Margery (Mrs GINHAM of Casterton) in 1891 when she signed the petition at Sandford. Isabella LOOKER died at Portland in 1916 and Ephraim LOOKER also died at Portland in 1911.
LYALL, Catherine Agnes Sandford Road, Casterton Appears to be Catherine Agnes LYALL nee KING, 1853-___), 38 year old wife of William LYALL (1851-1931), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Catherine Agnes KING was born in 1853, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Michael KING and Mary CARROLL. She was married in 1871, to William LYALL (1851-1931) from Van Diemen's Land and they had at least 7 children born at Balmoral, Harrow, Edenhope and Casterton, Victoria from 1875-1888. William LYALL died at Melbourne in 1931 and Catherine LYALL .................?
MacDONALD, Jessie Coleraine Not Identified at this time,
MacDONALD, Margaret Coleraine Not Identified at this time,
MacINTOSH, Annie Coleraine Appears to be Annie Georgina MacINTOSH (nee DOLMAN), 25y old wife of Alexander Neil MacINTOSH (1862-1896) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Annie DOLMAN was born in Coleraine in 1865, the daughter of William DOLMAN and Ulayear WOMBWELL who also signed the 1891 petition. Alexander and Annie MacINTOSH had four children at Coleraine from 1890 to 1895 before Alexander was accidentally killed in Perth, Western Australia in 1896. Annie continued to live in Coleraine until at least 1919. She died in New South Wales and was buried at The Rock near Wagga Wagga, NSW in 1952. (updated 20 December 2008)
MacLEAN, Frances Casterton Could possibly be Frances "Fanny" McLEAN nee SMITH (1839-1910), 52 year old wife of James "Hugh" McLEAN (1836-1918), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Frances SMITH was born in c1839, Leeds, Yorkshire, daughter of Jonas SMITH and Ann WHITTAKER. She was married in 1857, Portland, Victoria to James "Hugh" McLEAN (1836-1918) from Glasgow, Scotland and they had at least 7 children born in Portland and Digby, Western Victoria from 1860-1876. Frances McLEAN died at Melbourne in 1910 and her husband James "Hugh" McLEAN died at Portland in 1918. (updated 9 July 2008)
MAGREE, Mrs Casterton Appears to be Mary MAGREE nee WHITE (1853-1923), 38 year old wife of James MAGREE (c1846-1932), who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Mary WHITE was born in 1853, Eureka (Ballarat), Victoria, daughter of Daniel WHITE and Catherine MAGREE. She was married in 1870, to James MAGREE (c1846-1932) from Co Kilkenny, Ireland and they had at least 12 children born in the Ballarat area and Merino and casterton area of Western Victoria from 1870-1899. Mary MAGREE died at Ararat in 1923 and her husband James MAGREE died at Ararat in 1932.
MAHER, Elizabeth Casterton Not Identified at this time,
MALT, Mrs Casterton Not Identified at this time,
MAPLE, Eva Casterton Evangeline Tabitha MAPLE, born 1867, Nairne, South Australia daughter of Stephen MAPLE and Frances PEARCE, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. The MAPLE family had moved to Sandford from South Australia around 1873. Eva MAPLE married William DEWAR (1867-1934) of Casterton in 1893 and they had 9 children in the Wimmera area and at Casterton from 1893-1913. William died in Melbourne in 1934 and Eva also died in Melbourne in 1951.
MAPPISON, Mrs M Casterton Mary MAPPISON (nee CURRAN), widow of Henry MAPPISON, aged 51 years of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Mary CURRAN was born c1839, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland, daughter of Patrick CURRAN and Johanna MEATON. She married Henry MAPPISON (1830-1874), a wodower, aged 29 years, who had been widowed in 1851, at Sandford, Victoria in 1859. They had at least 7 children at Sandford, Victoria from 1860-1874, before Henry died in 1874 and was buried in the Sandford Cemetery. Mary MAPPISON died at Casterton in 1919 and was also buried in the Sandford Cemetery. Children were John 1860-1942 (Broken Hill, NSW), Ann 1862-1941 (Casterton), Mary Josephine BLACK 1866-1943 (Werribee), Edward Henry 1866-1933 (Casterton), Emma CARTWRIGHT (Mildura), William ~1871-1946 (Casterton) & Alice Gertude McCARTHY (Casterton). (updated 26 May 2012)
MARSHALL, Jemima Casterton Appears to be Jemima MARSHALL (nee MORRISON 1862-1939), 29 year old wife of Robert MARSHALL (1858-1926) from Warrnambool, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Jemima MORRISON was born 1862, Mount Gambier, South Australia, daughter of Adam Campbell MORRISON and Johanna ROBERTSON. She married Robert MARSHALL (1858-1926) in Victoria in 1882 and they had at least 7 children at Casterton, Victoria from 1882-1898. Robert died at Casterton in 1926 and Jemima died at Casterton in 1939. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
MATERSON ?, E A Casterton ,
MAXWELL, Luci Coleraine Not Identified at this time,
MAY, Eliza Sandford Road, Casterton Appears to be Eliza Jane MAY (nee ELLIOTT c1853-1926), 38 year old wife of Joseph MAY (1850-___) from Melbourne, Victoria signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Eliza Jane ELLIOTT was born c1853, ___, daughter of William ELLIOTT and Mary Ann BRIGHTON. She married Joseph MAY (1850-___) in Victoria in 1875 and they had at least 8 children at Hamilton and Casterton, Victoria from 1876-1893. Eliza Jane MAY died in Melbourne in 1926 and Joseph MAY.....................?
McCABE, Jane Sandford Appears to be Isabella Jane McCABE (nee GORRY 1864-1935), 27 year old wife of William McCABE (1860-1935) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Isabella Jane GORRY was born 1864, Penola, South Australia, daughter of Edward GORRY and Isabella Jane McDONALD. She married William McCABE (1860-1935) in 1883 and they had at least 9 children at Casterton and Sandford, Victoria from 1884-1904. William and Isabella Jane McCABE both died at Sandford in 1935 and are buried in the Sandford Cemetery. Isabella Jane's sisters Alice PEACHEY (1866-1930) and Lucy Agatha DACEY (1869-1943) also signed the petition at Casterton in 1891.
McCALLUM, Maggie Casterton Appears to be Margaret Ann McCALLUM (nee SLOANE 1862-1928), 29 year old wife of Charles George McCALLUM (1860-1933) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Margaret Ann SLOANE was born 1862, Belfast (now Port Fairy), Victoria, daughter of Thomas SLOANE and Ann DEEGHEDAN. She married Charles George McCALLUM (1860-1933) in Hamilton, Victoria in 1883 and they had at least 6 children at Apsley, Sandford and Casterton, Victoria from 1884-1893. Margaret died at Casterton in 1928 and her husband Charles George McCALLUM died at Casterton in 1933. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
McCALMAN, Jane Casterton Appears to be Jane McCALMAN (nee BEATON 1860-1937), 31 year old widow of Andrew Lumsden McCALMAN (1854-1889) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Jane BEATON was born 1860, Melbourne, Victoria, daughter of Murdoch BEATON and Ann McLEAN. She married Andrew Lumsden McCALMAN (1854-1889), Tailor in Casterton, Victoria in 1879 and they had at least 5 children at Casterton, Victoria from 1879-1888. Andrew McCALMAN died at Casterton in 1889 and Jane McCALMAN died at Melbourne in 1937.
McCOMBE, Alice Casterton Alice McCOMBE (1866-1946), born 1866, Casterton, Victoria daughter of John McCOMBE and Margaret NOONAN, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Alice McCOMBE married Benjamin JEFFREYS (1862-1930), widower of Casterton in 1896 at Mount Gambier, South Australia and they had 6 children at Casterton from 1897-1906. Benjamin JEFFREYS had previously been married to Margaret Carruthers RAE 1859-1894 and she had a also signed the petition at Casterton in 1891. Benjamin JEFFREYS died at Casterton in 1930 and Alice also died at Casterton in 1946.
McCOMBE, Maggie Casterton Could be Margaret McCOMBE (1864-1945), born 1864, Sandford, Victoria daughter of John McCOMBE and Margaret NOONAN, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Margaret McCOMBE married Alexander CAMPBELL (1861-1932), of Casterton in 1894 at Casterton and they had 1 child, Hugh McGregor CAMPBELL (1896-1987) at Corndale, near Casterton. Alexander CAMPBELL died at Melbourne in 1932 and Margaret also died at Melbourne in 1945.

Could also be Margaret McCOMBE (nee NOONAN, 1840-1914), 51 year old mother of Margaret and Alice McCOMBE above and wife of John McCOMBE (1840-1915) born 1840, Co Tipperary, Ireland daughter of John NOONAN and Mary CUMMINGS who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Margaret NOONAN married John McCOMBE (1840-1915), of Ulster, Notheren Ireland in 1862 at Penola, South Australia and they had 10 children from (1863-1879) at Casterton and Sandford, Victoria. Margaret McCOMBE died at Casterton in 1914 and John McCOMBE also died at Casterton in 1915.

McCOMBE, Sarah Casterton Appears to be Sarah Harriette Isabella McCOMBE (nee BETTS 1841-1905), 50 year old wife of Charles McCOMBE (1839-1917) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Sarah Harriette Isabella BETTS was born c1841, ___, daughter of ___. She married Charles McCOMBE (1839-1917) in Casterton, Victoria in 1862 and they had at least 9 children in the Casterton area, from 1863-1881. Sarah McCOMBE died at Casterton in 1905 and her husband Charles McCOMBE died at Casterton in 1917. They are both buried in the Casterton Old Cemetery.
McCORKINDALE, E Coleraine Could possibly be Elizabeth McCORKINDALE (formerly SMITH, nee GRANT 1831-1920), 60 year old widow of Donald SMITH (1827-1867) and Hugh McCORKINDALE (1824-1885) of Coleraine who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Elizabeth GRANT was born 1831, Inverness-shire, Scotland, daughter of Alexander GRANT and Elizabeth "Betsy" GRANT. She married Donald SMITH bef 1857, had at least 4 children from (1857-1867) and then married Hugh McCORKINDALE at Nareen in 1874. Hugh died at Balmoral in 1885 and Elizabeth died at Mortlake in 1920 and they are both buried in the Harrow Cemetery.
McCORKINDALE, H A Nareen Appears to be Harriet Anne Julia McCORKINDALE (1868-1944), born 1868, near Cavendish, Victoria daughter of Duncan McCORKINDALE and Isabella GRANT, of Nareen, Victoria who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Harriet Anne Julia McCORKINDALE did not marry and died at Melbourne in 1944.
McCORKINDALE, J F Nareen Appears to be Julia Flora McCORKINDALE (1869-1933), born 1869, near Cavendish, Victoria daughter of Duncan McCORKINDALE and Isabella GRANT, of Nareen, Victoria who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Julia Flora McCORKINDALE married Frederick Lawrence FISHER, born England in 1909 at Coleraine, Victoria and died at Melbourne in 1933.
McDONALD, M Casterton ,
McDONALD, Mary Sandford ,
McGUIRE, P Sandford Appears to be Phillipa Mary Tallack McGUIRE (1865-___, nee NICHOLLS), 26 year old wife/widow of Patrick Lynch McGUIRE (1857-1891) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Phillipa Mary Tallack NICHOLLS was born 1865, Sandford, Victoria, daughter of John Thomas NICHOLLS and Elizabeth TALLACK. She married Patrick Lynch McGUIRE (1857-1891) in Victoria in 1883 and they had 5 children at Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne and Sandford from 1885-1891. Patrick McGUIRE died in 1891 at Melbourne and his widow Phillipa remarried in 1898 at casterton, Victoria to Michael McGRATH, born Mildure, Victoria and they moved to Western Australia.
McILROY, J Coleraine Appears to be Johanna McILROY (nee FITZGERALD, c1841-1932), 50 year old wife of Hugh McILROY (1845-1913) of Coleraine, Victoria who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Johanna FITZGERALD was born c1841, Ireland and she married Hugh McILROY (1845-1913) in Victoria in 1865. It appears that Johanna FITZGERALD and two siblings may have arrived on the "Great Victoria" in 1863. Hugh & Johanna McILROY had 5 children at Coleraine from 1867-1880. Hugh died at Coleraine in 1913 and Johanna died in Melbourne in 1932.
McILROY, Luzia Coleraine Appears to be Elizabeth May "Lizzie" McILROY (c1867-1922), 24 year old daughter of Hugh McILROY and Johanna FITZGERALD who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. She was born c1867, Coleraine, Victoria and she married James Richard MITCHELL (1867-1928) in 1896. They had 2 children at Sandford and Casterton from 1897-1899. Elizabeth died at Sandford in 1922 and her husband James MITCHELL died at Sandford in 1928. They are both buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
McINTYRE, S Casterton ,
McKENZIE, M J Grassdale Appears to be Margaret Jane McKENZIE (c1867-1933), 24 year old daughter of Donald McKENZIE and Mary McDONALD who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Grassdale, near Digby, Victoria in 1891. Donald McKENZIE and Mary McDONALD had married at "Audley Station" near Branxholme, Victoria in 1859. Margaret was born c1867, Grassdale, Victoria the 5th of 8 known children, did not marry and died at Merino, Victoria in 1933.
McKINNON, Mrs Casterton Appears to be Sarah Anne McKINNON (nee BEATON) (1858-1930), who was born in 1858 at Portland, S-W Victoria, daughter of Murdoch BEATON and Annie McLEAN. She married Lachlan McKINNON ~1856-1904, of Casterton in 1880 and had six children from 1882-96. She appears to have signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891, as did her sisters Jane and Annie. Lachlan died at Hamilton in 1904 and Sarah died at Casterton in 1930 and both are buried at Casterton. (updated 11 November 2013)
McLEAN, Annie Coleraine ,
McLEAN, Mrs Casterton ,
McLELLAN, Catherine Sandford Appears to be Catherine McLELLAN (1838-1907, nee McARTHUR), age 53y, widow of William McLELLAN (1838-1871) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. It may also have been Catherine McLELLAN (1863-1954), age 28y, daughter of William McLELLAN (1838-1871) and Catherine McCARTHUR (1838-1907) who signed the Petition. William McLELLAN died at Sandford in 1871 and his widow Catherine died at Sandford in 1907, both are buried in the Sandford Cemetery. Their daughter Catherine did not marry and died at Casterton in 1954.
McLELLAN, Mary Ann Sandford Appears to be Mary Ann McLELLAN (1859-1910), age 32y, daughter of William McLELLAN (1838-1871) and Catherine McCARTHUR (1838-1907) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Mary Ann McLELLAN did not marry and died at Sandford in 1910.
McLENNAN, M Sandford Appears to be Mary Christine McLENNAN (1846-1936, nee KILLEEN), age 45 year old wife of Donald McLENNAN (1845-___) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Mary Christine KILLEEN was born c1846, Co Clare, Ireland, daughter of Patrick KILLEEN and Mary HICKEY. She arrived in 1857 on the "Victory" with her parents and siblings. She married Donald McLENNAN (1845-___) in 1872 at Casterton, Victoria. Mary died at Casterton in 1936 and Donald ...........? Mary is buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
McLEOD, Jessie Coleraine ,
McNAIR, Ann Tahara Appears to be Ann McNAIR (1873-1901), 18 year old daughter of John McNAIR (c1833-1901) and Jane KILPATRICK (c1842-1906) of "Spring Farm" Tahara, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Ann McNAIR was born 1873, Tahara (Merino-Coleraine), daughter of John McNAIR and Jane KILPATRICK. Ann did not marry and died at Tahara in 1901.
McNAIR, Mrs Tahara Appears to be Jane McNAIR (c1842-1906, nee KILPATRICK), 49 year old wife of John McNAIR (c1833-1901) of "Spring Farm" Tahara, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Jane KILPATRICK was born c1842, Co Donegal, Ireland, daughter of James KILPATRICK and Jane WHITE. She married John McNAIR (c1833-1901) in 1867, Victoria and they had at least 11 children at Tahara, Portland and Coleraine, Victoria from 1868-1884. Jane died at Tahara in 1906 and John died at Tahara in 1901.
McNAIR, Martha Tahara Appears to be Martha "Marsha" McNAIR (1870-1956), 21 year old daughter of John McNAIR (c1833-1901) and Jane KILPATRICK (c1842-1906) of "Spring Farm" Tahara, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Martha McNAIR was born 1870, Tahara (Merino-Coleraine), daughter of John McNAIR and Jane KILPATRICK. She married James Caldwell DICKSON (c1862-1936) in 1895, Tahara, Victoria and they had at least 3 children at Merino, Victoria from 1896-1900. Martha died at Coleraine in 1956 and James died at Coleraine in 1936. They are both buried in the Coleraine Cemetery.
McNAMARA, Mary A Coleraine ,
McPHAIL, C Coleraine Appears to be Catherine McPHAIL (c1843-1915, nee McDONALD), 48 year old widow of Neil McPHAIL (1838-1885) of Coleraine, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Catherine McDONALD was born c1843, Isle of Mull, Scotland, daughter of Donald McDONALD and Catherine MACQUARIE. She arrived on the "New Zealander" at Portland, Victoria in 1853. She married Neil McPHAIL (1838-1885) in 1867 at Branxholme, Victoria and they had 3 children at Branxholme, Victoria from 1868-1874. Neil McPHAIL was the manager of "Hilgay Station", near Coleraine when he died in 1885. Catherine McPHAIL died at Coleraine in 1915. They are both buried in the Coleraine Cemetery.
MILLER, Hannah Casterton Appears to be Hannah MILLER (nee MILNE), aged 41 year old wife of Robert Charles MILLER (1837-1932) of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Hannah MILNE was born c1850, daughter of Francis MILNE and ___. She married Robert Charles MILLER (1837-1932) about 1870. They had at least 12 children at Mortlake, Coleraine, Heywood and Casterton, Victoria from 1870-1895. Robet MILLER died at Casterton in 1932 and Hannah died at Casterton in 1942.
MORRISON, E Sandford Appears to be Emma MORRISON (1859-1938, nee SANDY), b. 1859 Pleasant Creek (Stawell), Victoria, daughter of William SANDY & Mary PAWLEY. In 1891 Emma was the 32 year old wife of Police Constable Hugh Alexander MORRISON (c1855-1924) of Sandford, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Emma SANDY was born 1859, Stawell, Victoria, daughter of William SANDY and Mary PAWLEY. She married Hugh Alexander MORRISON (c1855-1924) in 1884 and they had 9 children at Coleraine, Sandford and Melbourne, Victoria from 1885-1899. Hugh Alexander MORRISON ~1855-1924) b. __ Victoria, son of William MORRISON & Grace McKENZIE, died in 1924 at Maryborough, Victoria. Emma MORRISON, widow of Hugh died at Maryborough, Victoria in 1938. (updated 28 June 2013)
MURPHY, Becca Casterton Appears to be Rebecca MURPHY (1858-1932, nee JELLY), 33 year old wife of Andrew Oliver MURPHY (1858-1930) of Casterton, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Rebecca JELLY was born 1858, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of George JELLY and Jane SHAW. She married Andrew Oliver MURPHY (1858-1930) of Casterton in 1885 and they had 1 child at Hamilton, Victoria in 1897. Andrew MURPHY died in 1930 at Casterton, Victoria and Rebecca died in 1932 at Sale, Gippsland, Victoria and they are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
MURPHY, C Casterton Appears to be Caroline MURPHY (1859-1936, nee BATEMAN), 32 year old wife of James MURPHY (1857-1928) of Casterton, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Caroline BATEMAN was born 1859, Digby, Victoria, daughter of Benjamin BATEMAN and Eleanor Ann BRAZIER. She married James MURPHY (1857-1928) of Casterton in 1884 and they do not appear to have had any children. James MURPHY died in 1928 at Casterton, Victoria and Caroline died in 1936 also at Casterton, Victoria and they are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
NICHOLLS, Elizabeth Sandford Appears to be Elizabeth NICHOLLS (1824-1908, nee TALLACK), age 57y, widow of John Thomas NICHOLLS (1831-1888) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Elizabeth NICHOLLS (1824-1908, nee TALLACK) was born 1824, Cornwall, England, daughter of Francis TALLACK and Margaret PHILLIPPA. She married John Thomas NICHOLLS in Cornwall, England in 1853 and they had 8 children born at sea, "Muntham Station" or Sandford, Victoria. John and Elizabeth NICHOLLS and their daughter born at sea arrived in Victoria on the "Panama" in 1854. Elizabeth NICHOLLS died at Sandford in 1908 and John Thomas NICHOLLS died at Sandford in 1888.

This Elizabth NICHOLLS may also have been their daughter-in-law Elizabeth Ann NICHOLLS (1860-1892, nee CRAIG), age 31y, born c1860 Co Tyrone, Ireland, daughter of William CRAIG and Eleanor CASEY and wife of Thomas Henry NICHOLLS (1857-1926) who signed the Petition. Elizabeth Ann NICHOLLS (1860-1892, nee CRAIG) who had arrived in Victoria along with her parents on the "Chariot of Fame" in 1865. She married Thomas Henry NICHOLLS in 1883, had two children at Sandford in 1885 and 1886 died at Sandford in 1892. Her husband Thomas Henry NICHOLLS then married Mary Cecelia FOLEY at Coleraine in 1893.

NICHOLLS, Harriet Sandford Appears to be Harriet NICHOLLS (c1852-1932, nee GREED), age 39y, wife of John Francis NICHOLLS (1856-1928) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Harriet GREED was born c1852, Somersetshire, England, daughter of Charles GREED and Sarah WEAVER who had arrived with their family at Belfast (now Port Fairy), Victoria in 1857 on the "Balnguith". She married John Francis NICHOLLS (1856-1928) at Sandford in 1881 and they had 5 children at Sandford from 1882-1894. She died at Casterton in 1932, and John Francis NICHOLLS died at Casterton in 1928 and both are buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
O'DONNELL, Annie Casterton Appears to be Annie Elizabeth O'DONNELL (1872-1951), aged 19 years of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Annie Elizabeth O'DONNELL was born in 1872, at Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Richard O'DONNELL and Rosa CASEY. She married Andrew Bishop STRUTH in 1900. They had 1 child at Casterton, Victoria in 1902. Andrew STRUTH died at Casterton in 1933 and Annie STRUTH died at Casterton in 1951 and both are buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
OPPERMANN, Anna Coleraine Road, Casterton Anna Gesina Sophia OPPERMANN (nee SCHAFER), aged 61 years of Coleraine Road, Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Anna Gesina Sophia SCHAFER was born in 1830, daughter of Johann Christoph SCHAFER and ___. She married Ernest Heinrich OPPERMANN at Mount Gambier, South Australia in 1864. They had at least 5 children at Mount Gambier and Sandford, Victoria from 1865-1875. Anna OPPERMANN died at Millicent, South Australia in 1924.
PALETHORP, Ann Coleraine Ann PALETHORP (nee McKAY), 64 year old widow of George PALETHORP (1814-1888) of Coleraine, Victoria signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Ann McKAY was born in c1817, Scotland, daughter of John McKAY and Margaret CAMPBELL. She married George PALETHORP (1814-1888) in Scotland before 1841. They had at least 3 children in Scotland from 1841-1850 and were in Melbourne, Victoria by 1852. George PALETHORP died at Coleraine, Victoria in 1888 and Ann died also at Coleraine in 1895.
PARKER, Eliza Casterton Eliza PARKER (nee WARNE, c1813-1911), 98 year old widow of Henry Robert PARKER (c1819-1862) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Eliza WARNE was born in c1813, England, daughter of Henry WARNE and Sheary SCOTT. She married Henry Robert PARKER (c1819-1862) before 1840 in England. They had at least 5 children in Kent, England and Geelong, Victoria from 1840-1856. Henry Robert PARKER died in Victoria in 1862 and Eliza PARKER, aged 98 years died at Casterton in 1911. Eliza's daughters Ellen GYLES (1843-1939) and Esther Mary "Ettie" JACOBS (1856-1944) also signed the petition at Casterton in 1891.
PASCOE-WEBBE, Kate Casterton Catherine "Kate" PASCOE-WEBBE (nee HANNAH, c1856-1933), 35 year old wife of Illaesus Faustus PASCOE-WEBBE (1858-1937) of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Catherine "Kate" HANNAH was born c1856, Williamstown, Victoria, daughter of Thomas HANNAH and Alice BROOKING. She married Illaesus Faustus PASCOE-WEBBE (1858-1937) in 1883 in Victoria. They had at least 12 children in Melbourne, Casterton and Coleraine, Victoria from 1880-1901. Illaesus Faustus PASCOE-WEBBE died in Melbourne in 1937 and Catherine "Kate" PASCOE-WEBBE also died in Melbourne in 1933.
PEACHEY, Alice Casterton Alice PEACHEY (nee GORRY, 1866-1930), 25 year old wife of John Saunders Wyld PEACHEY (1867-1942) of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Alice GORRY was born 1866, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Edward GORRY and Isabella Jane McDONALD. She married John Saunders Wyld PEACHEY (1867-1942) in 1887 at Casterton, Victoria and they had at least 11 children in Casterton, Victoria from 1887-1906. John PEACHEY died at Casterton in 1942 and Alice PEACHEY also died at Casterton in 1930. Alice's sisters Isabella Jane McCABE (1864-1935) and Lucy Agatha DACEY (1869-1943) also signed the petition at Casterton in 1891.
PEDEN, Fanny J Casterton Appears to be Fanny Jane PEDEN (1865-1930), 26 year old daughter of Robert James PEDEN and Janet "Jessie" SUTHERLAND of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Fanny Jane SUTHERLAND was born 1865, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Janet "Jessie" SUTHERLAND who later married Robert James PEDEN (1840-1928) at Casterton in 1868. Fanny Jane married ___ JULIEN and she died in Melbourne in 1930. Fanny Jane PEDEN was the daughter of Janet "Jessie" PEDEN, below who also signed the petition.
PEDEN, Jessie Casterton Appears to be Janet "Jessie" PEDEN (nee SUTHERLAND, 1865-1930), 54 year old wife of Robert James PEDEN (1840-1928) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Janet "Jessie" SUTHERLAND was born 1837, Inverness-shire, Scotland, daughter of William SUTHERLAND and Janet McDONALD and she arrived in Victoria on the "Maori" in 1863. She married Robert James PEDEN (1840-1928) at Casterton, Victoria in 1868 and they had at least 7 children from 1869-1880 at Casterton. Janet "Jessie" PEDEN died at Casterton in 1920 and Robert James PEDEN also died at Casterton in 1928. They are both buried in the Casterton Old Cemetery. Janet "Jessie" PEDEN was the mother of Fanny J PEDEN above who also signed the Petition.
PESKETT, Susan Casterton Susannah PESKETT (nee MUTCH, 1863-1897), 38 year old wife of Peter PESKETT (1864-1938) of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Susannah MUTCH was born 1863, Coleraine, Victoria, daughter of Henry MUTCH and Susannah ASQUITH. She married Peter PESKETT (1864-1938) at Casterton, Victoria in 1884 and they had 6 children from 1885-1897 at Casterton. Susannah PESKETT died at Casterton in 1897 and Peter PESKETT also died at Casterton in 1938. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
PITCHER, Isabella Coleraine Appears to be Isabella PITCHER (1859-1920), 32 year old daughter of John PITCHER (c1827-1898) and Mary Ann CAREY (c1834-1867) of Coleraine who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Isabella PITCHER was born 1859, Portland, Victoria. She later married Joseph CUTLER (c1832-1908) in Victoria in 1901. Joseph CUTLER died at Ballarat in 1908 and Isabella died at Bendigo in 1920.
PITCHER, Mary A Coleraine Appears to be Mary Ann PITCHER (nee HOLLIS, c1846-1909), 45 year old wife of George PITCHER (c1833-1908) of Coleraine signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Mary Ann HOLLIS was born c1846, ___, daughter of William HOLLIS and Elizabeth WEBB. She married George PITCHER (c1833-1908) in Victoria in 1861 and they had 13 children from 1862-1890 at Portland and Coleraine, Victoria. Mary Ann PITCHER died at Portland in 1909 and George PITCHER also died at Portland in 1908.
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PRETLOVE, E M Sandford Ellen Mary PRETLOVE (nee LYONS, 1856-1920), 35 year old wife of Charles Edward PRETLOVE (1861-1898) of Sandford who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Ellen Mary LYONS was born 1856, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Patrick LYONS and Margaret Jane COUGHLAN, she married Charles Edward PRETLOVE (1861-1898) in Victoria in 1881 and they had 7 children at Casterton and Sandford from 1881-1894. Ellen PRETLOVE died at Sandford in 1920 and Charles PRETLOVE went to Western Australia where three of his sons were living and died at "Nookawarra" station in 1898.
PRETLOVE, Fanny Sandford Appears to be Frances Letitia "Fanny" PRETLOVE (nee WEBB, 1837-1919), 54 year old wife of Henry PRETLOVE (1828-1912) of Sandford who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Frances Letitia "Fanny" WEBB was born 1837, Essex, England, daughter of Francis WEBB and Eliza PHIPPS. She married Henry PRETLOVE (1828-1912) in Essex, England in 1855 and they arrived at Portland, Victoria in 1855 on the "Cairngorm". Henry & Fanny PRETLOVE had 12 children at Casterton and Sandford from 1855-1882. Fanny PRETLOVE died at Sandford in 1919 and Henry PRETLOVE also died at Sandford in 1912 and they are both buried in the Sandford Cemetery. (updated 7 June 2010)
PUNSHON, Katie Coleraine Appears to be Catherine Jeanette "Katie" PUNSHON (nee BROWN, 1862-1932), 29 year old wife of Frederick William PUNSHON (1864-1939) of Coleraine signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Catherine Jeanette "Katie" BROWN was born 1862, Melbourne, Victoria, daughter of William BROWN and Ellen Catherine WHEELER. She married Frederick William PUNSHON (1864-1939), Editor of the "Coleraine Albion" in Melbourne in 1890 and they had 4 children from 1892-1902 at Melbourne and Coleraine, Victoria. Katie PUNSHON died at Geelong in 1932 and Frederick PUNSHON also died at Geelong in 1939.
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RICHARDSON, Mrs Ellen Casterton Appears to be Ellen RICHARDSON (nee CURRAN, 1832-1907), 59 year old wife of John Thomas "Jack the Shingler" RICHARDSON (1820-1910) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Ellen CURRAN was born 1832, Co Clare, Ireland, daughter of Patrick CURRAN and Judith KERFS. She married John Thomas RICHARDSON (1820-1910) at Casterton, Victoria in 1851 and they had 10 children from 1853-1874 at Casterton. Ellen RICHARDSON died at Casterton in 1907 and John Thomas RICHARDSON also died at Casterton in 1910. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
RICHARDSON, Mary Sandford Road, Casterton Appears to be Mary RICHARDSON (nee BONNER, 1858-1944), 33 year old wife of John Thomas RICHARDSON (1856-1938) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Mary BONNER was born 1858, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Charles John BONNERR and Mary LAWLER. She married John Thomas RICHARDSON (1856-1938) in Victoria in 1878 and they had 10 children from 1878-1901 at Casterton. Mary RICHARDSON died at Casterton in 1944 and John Thomas RICHARDSON also died at Casterton in 1938. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
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RIGBY, Mrs Eliza Coleraine Eliza Jane RIGBY (nee BROWN, 1861-1935), 30 year old wife of John Samuel RIGBY (1863-1924) of Coleraine signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Eliza Jane BROWN was born 1861, Brighton, Melbourne, daughter of Thomas BROWN and Jane SPENCER. She married John Samuel RIGBY (1863-1924) in Victoria in 1885 and they had at least 6 children from 1886-1901 at Coleraine, Victoria. Eliza Jane RIGBY died at Casterton, Victoria in 1935 and John Samuel RIGBY died at Coleraine in 1924.
RIGBY, Esther Coleraine Esther RIGBY (1867-1950), 24 year old daughter of John Samuel RIGBY (1827-1895) and Sarah BROUGH (c1830-1909) of Coleraine who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Esther RIGBY was born 1860, Heywood, Victoria and married Owen REES (1863-132) of Coleraine in Coleraine in 1892. Esther REES died at Horsham, Victoria in 1950 and Owen REES also died at Horsham in 1932.
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RIGBY, Sarah Coleraine Appears to be Sarah RIGBY (nee BROUGH, c1830-1909), 61 year old wife of John Samuel RIGBY (1827-1895) of Coleraine who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Sarah BROUGH was born c1830, Staffordshire, England, daughter of Josiah BROUGH and Hannah THOMSON. She married John Samuel RIGBY (1827-1895) in England bef 1849 and they had at least 12 children from 1849-1876 in England and Heywood, Victoria. Sarah RIGBY died at Coleraine in 1909 and John Samuel RIGBY also died at Coleraine in 1895.

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Appears to be Sarah RIGBY (nee BROUGH, c1832-1900), 59 year old wife of William RIGBY (1830-1901) of Coleraine who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Sarah BROUGH was born c1832, Staffordshire, England, daughter of William BROUGH and Charlotte BROUGH. She married William RIGBY (1830-1901) in England bef 1850 and they had at least 10 children from 1850-1870 in England and Heywood, Victoria. Sarah RIGBY died at Coleraine in 1900 and William RIGBY also died at Coleraine in 1901.

RIMMINGTON, Julia Coleraine Julia Annie RIMMINGTON (1865-1948), 26 year old daughter of David John RIMMINGTON (c1822-1881) and Matilda Ann TREMAINE (c1831-1914) of Coleraine signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Julia Annie RIMMINGTON was born 1865, Malmsbury, Victoria and did not marry. She died at Coleraine, Victoria in 1948 and is buried in the Coleraine Cemetery.
RIMMINGTON, M A Coleraine Matilda Ann RIMMINGTON (nee TREMAINE, c1831-1914), 60 year old widow of David John RIMMINGTON (c1822-1881) of Coleraine and mother of Julia Annie RIMMINGTON (1865-1948) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Matilda Ann TREMAINE was born c1831, London, England daughter of George TREMAINE and Eliza WRIGHT and she arrived in Melbourne on the "Dover Castle in 1861 with her mother and siblings. She married David John RIMMINGTON (c1822-1881) in Victoria in 1862. She died at Coleraine, Victoria in 1948 and is buried in the Coleraine Cemetery and David RIMMINGTON died in 1881 and is also buried in the Coleraine Cemetery.
ROBERTSON, Charlotte Coleraine Charlotte ROBERTSON (nee HARDAKER, 1849-1924), 42 year old wife of John William ROBERTSON (1852-1917) of Coleraine signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Charlotte HARDAKER was born 1849, Yorkshire, England daughter of Thomas HARDAKER and Ann WHITAKER. She married John William ROBERTSON (1852-1917) in Victoria in 1878 and they had at least 4 children at Coleraine, Victoria from 1879-1890. Two of their sons died in World War 1, Charlotte died at Coleraine, Victoria in 1924 and her husband John died at Coleraine in 1914.
ROGERS, Emma Coleraine Emma ROGERS (nee WATTS, c1833-1920), 58 year old widow of Robert ROGERS (c1813-1882) of Coleraine signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Emma WATTS was born c1833, Gloucestershire, England daughter of William WATTS and ___. She married Robert ROGERS (c1813-1882) widower, previously married to Mary TIMBRELL (1831-1860) in Victoria in 1863 and they do not appear to have had any children. Robert ROGERS died at Coleraine, Victoria in 1882 and Emma married again in 1892 to George ILES (c1830-1922) a widower who died at Coleraine in 1922. Emma ILES (formerly ROGERS, nee WATTS) died at Coleraine in 1920 and was buried in the Hamilton Cemetery along with her first husband, Robert ROGERS.
ROSS, A P Casterton Appears to be Annie Polson ROSS (1861-1944), 30 year old daughter of Donald ROSS (1820-1913) and Margaret CAMPBELL (c1835-1914) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Annie Polson ROSS was born 1861, Sandford, Victoria, did not marry and died at Casterton in 1944. She buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
ROSS, Jessie Casterton Appears to be Jessie Sutherland ROSS (1868-1946), 23 year old daughter of Donald ROSS (1820-1913) and Margaret CAMPBELL (c1835-1914) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Jessie Sutherland ROSS was born 1868, Casterton, Victoria, and married Thomas TEMPLETON (1869-1938) of Carapook in 1892 and they had 3 children at Casterton from 1893-1901. Jessie TEMPLETON died at Casterton in 1946 and Thomas TEMPLETON also died at Casterton in 1938.
RYAN, Helena Agnes Sandford Helena Agnes RYAN, born 1868, Tower Hill (or Sandford), Victoria, daughter of Thomas RYAN and Mary DWYER signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Helena RYAN married Cornelius O'BRIEN (1866-1947) of Muntham and Dywer's Creek in 1897 and they had 2 children at Sandford in 1898 and 1900 before Helena died at Sandford in 1903. Cornelius O'BRIEN remarried in 1906 to Mary Ann RYAN (1871-1947) a cousin of Helena Agnes RYAN.
SAULT, Annie Casterton Appears to be Annie Louisa SAULT (nee PRETLOVE, 1863-1924), 28 year old wife of Joseph SAULT (c1849-1918) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Annie Louisa PRETLOVE was born 1863, "Retreat Station", near Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Henry PRETLOVE and Frances Letitia "Fanny" WEBB and she married Joseph SAULT (c1849-1918) in Victoria in 1886 and they had 5 children at Casterton and Sandford from 1887-1898. Annie Louisa SAULT died at Casterton in 1924 and Joseph SAULT died in 19918 at Casterton. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
SEALEY, Fanny Salome Casterton Fanny Salome SEALEY (nee MAPLE), wife of Samuel James SEALEY (1865-1947), signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Fanny Salome MAPLE, born 1868, South Australia daughter of Stephen MAPLE and Frances PEARCE. The MAPLE family had moved to Sandford from South Australia around 1873. Fanny MAPLE married Samuel James SEALEY (1865-1947) of Casterton in 1889 and they had 7 children at Casterton from 1890-1910. Samuel died in Melbourne in 1947 and Fanny also died in Melbourne in 1941.
SEYMOUR, Catherine Casterton Appears to be Catherine SEYMOUR (1862-1943), 29 year old wife of Thomas Escrick SEYMOUR (1860-1942) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Catherine ANDERSON was born 1862, Branxholme, Victoria, and she married Thomas Escrick SEYMOUR (1860-1942) in 1880 and they had 9 children at Casterton from 1881-1901. Catherine died at Casterton in 1943 and Thomas SEYMOUR also died at Casterton in 1942.
SHAW, M C Gritjurk Appears to be Margaret Catherine SHAW (1867-1953), age 34y, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Coleraine in 1891. Margaret Catherine SHAW was born 1863, "Wilderness Station", Coleraine, Victoria daughter of Angus SHAW and Catherine McKAY. She married Edwin RIGBY (1868-1906) in 1892 at Hamilton, Victoria and they had 5 children born at Coleraine, Victoria from 1894-1903. Margaret RIGBY died at Portarlington, near Geelong in 1953 and Edwin RIGBY died at Coleraine in 1906.
SHEPHERD, Bridget Sandford Appears to be Bridget SHEPHERD (c1853-1935, nee MILES), age 38y, wife of James Mason SHEPHERD (1849-1926) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Bridget MILES was born c1853, Dublin, Ireland, daughter of James MILES and Rose RILEY. She married James Mason SHEPHERD (1849-1926) in 1871 and they had 12 children born at Coleraine, Casterton and sandford, Victoria from 1872-1895. Bridget died at Casterton in 1935 and James at Sandford in 1926 and they are both buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
SIM, Jenny R Manse, Casterton Jane "Jenny" Robertson SIM (1871-___?), 20 year old daughter of the Rev. George Innis SIM, MA, BD (1839-1913) of "The Presbyterian Manse" Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Jane Robertson SIM was born 1871, Rothiemay, Banffshire, Scotland and appears to have come to Australia and Casterton in 1883 with her father with the Rev. George Innis SIM, MA, BD (1839-1913). He was the Presbyerian Minister for the Casterton - Sandford Presbyterian Parish from 1883-1892. He resigned in 1892 and went to New Zealand where he married Catherine GOODLET in 1894 after the death of his first wife in Scotland. Catherine was a Teacher / Governess for Rev. George SIM while in Casterton 1883-1892 and she also signed the 1891 Petition.
SKINNER, J Coleraine Appears to be Jane Maria SKINNER (nee RHODES, 1856-1939), 35 year old wife of Jacob SKINNER (c1850-1903) of Coleraine who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Jane Maria RHODES was born 1856, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Thomas RHODES and Dinah DONNER. She married Jacob SKINNER (c1850-1903) at Coleraine, Victoria in 1874 and they had 10 children at Coleraine from 1875-1895. Jacob SKINNER died at Princetown on the south coast of Victoria in 1903 and Jane died at Leongatha, Victoria in 1939.
SMITH, Fanny Casterton Appears to be Fanny Flora SMITH (nee McLEAN, 1868-1928), 23 year old wife of Charles SMITH (1868-1927) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Fanny Flora McLEAN was born 1868, Portland, Victoria, daughter of James Hugh McLEAN and Frances "Fanny" SMITH. She married Charles SMITH (1868-1927) in 1889 and they had 6 children at Casterton from 1889-1900. Fanny SMITH died at Casterton in 1928 and Charles SMITH also died at Casterton in 1927 and they are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
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SOMERVILLE, Elizabeth Sandford Appears to be Elizabeth SOMERVILLE (nee THOMPSON, 1824-1894), widow of Thomas SOMERVILLE (1817-1864) who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Elizabeth THOMPSON was born 1824, East Lothian, Scotland, daughter of ___, married in 1846, Edinburgh, Scotland to Thomas SOMERVILLE (1817-1864) who was born Peebles-Shire, Scotland in 1817. Thomas & Elizabeth SOMERVILLE arrived at Portland, Victoria on the "Bloomer" in 1854 and were at Sandford by 1857. They appear to have had 4 children from 1847-1861. Thomas died at Portland in 1864 and Elizabeth at Sandford in 1894.
SOMERVILLE, Harriet Sandford Harriet Hannah SOMERVILLE (nee NICHOLLS, 1862-1942), wife of John McLellan SOMERVILLE (1858-1912), aged 29y, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Harriet Hannah NICHOLLS was born 1862, Sandford, Victoria, daughter of John Thomas NICHOLLS and Elizabeth TALLACK. She married in 1882, to John McLellan SOMERVILLE (1858-1912), son of Elizabeth SOMERVILLE (above) and they appear to have had 6 children at Sandford from 1882-1897. John died at Sandford in 1912 and Harriet Hannah at Casterton in 1942 and both are buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
SPENCER, V Henty Street, Casterton Appears to be Virtue SPENCER (or FARROW) (nee BEST, 1867-1952), 24 year old wife of James Monteith SPENCER (or FARROW) (c1851-1894) of Henty Street, Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891 as V. SPENCER. Virtue BEST was born 1867, Stawell, Victoria, daughter of William BEST and Virtue WILLIAMS was married in 1884, Victoria to James Monteith SPENCER (or FARROW) (c1851-1894) who was born ___, c1851. James Monteith FARROW died at Casterton in 1894 and his widow Virtue married William Loader STEARMAN in Victoria in 1896. Virtue STEARMAN then married Charles Henry LEWIS (1864-1958) in 1898 and they had 9 children at Casterton from 1898 to 1916. Virtue LEWIS died in 1952 at Port Macdonnell, South Australia and Charles Henry LEWIS also died there in 1958.
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SPURRELL, Sarah Casterton Sarah SPURRELL (nee BEST, 1864-1953), 27 year old wife of William John SPURRELL (1861-1901) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton in 1891. Sarah BEST was born 1864, Merino, Victoria, daughter of Henry BEST and Virtue WILLIAMS. She married William John SPURRELL (1861-1901) in 1881, Victoria and they had 8 children at Casterton, Victoria from 1882-1899. William PURRELL died at Casterton in 1901 and Sarah also died at Casterton in 1953. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
STARK, Sarah Jane Casterton Sarah Jane STARK (nee PARKER, 1859-1929), 32 year old wife of David STARK (1859-1941) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in Casterton in 1891. Sarah Jane PARKER, born 1859, Portland, Victoria, daughter of William PARKER and Jane BEST was married in 1883 at Mount Gambier, South Australia to David STARK who was born at Penola, South Australia in 1859. David & Sarah Jane STARK appear to have had 9 children from 1884-1903 at Casterton. Sarah Jane died at Casterton 1929 and David in 1941 and both are buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
STEWART, Annie Casterton Appears to be Annie STEWART (nee McDONALD, 1862-1946), 29 year old wife of William Thomas STEWART (1863-1924), Blacksmith of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Annie McDONALD was born 1862, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of George McDONALD and Esther COSGROVE. She married at Casterton in 1887 to William Thomas STEWART (1863-1924) who was born at Casterton, Victoria in 1863 and they had 7 children from 1888-1903 at Casterton. William died at Casterton 1924 and Annie in 1946, also at Casterton and both are buried in the Casterton New Cemetery. Annie STEWART's sister Mary DUNTON (nee McDONALD) and mother, Esther ABBOTT, formerly McDONALD, nee COSGROVE also signed the petition in Casterton in 1891.
STEWART, Marion Casterton Appears to be Marion STEWART (nee CAMPBELL, 1863-1939), 28 year old wife of James Craig STEWART (1861-1942), Bootmaker of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Marion CAMPBELL was born 1863, Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Dugald CAMPBELL and Catherine MATHESON. She married at Casterton in 1885 to James Craig STEWART (1861-1942) who was born at Casterton, Victoria in 1861 and they had 4 children from 1885-1891 at Casterton. Their youngest son Dugald Campbell STEWART was killed at Gallipoli in 1915. Marion died at Casterton 1939 and James in 1942, also at Casterton and both are buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
THOM, Mary Casterton Appears to be Mary Ann THOM (nee McELROY 1839-1921), 52 year old wife of James THOM (c1848-1926) of Casterton, Victoria signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Mary Ann McELROY was born in 1839, Co Antrim, Ireland daughter of Stephen McELROY and Margaret ___. She married James THOM (c1848-1926), born Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1874 and they had 7 children at Harrow, Penola and Casterton from 1876-1886. Mary THOM died at Casterton in 1921 and her husband, James also diied at Casterton in 1926, they are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
TEMPLETON, Rosina Coleraine Appears to be Rosina TEMPLETON (nee LANDER 1843-1933), 48 year old wife of Thomas TEMPLETON (1834-1909) of Coleraine, who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Rosina LANDER was born in 1843, Pas de Calais, FRANCE daughter of Edward LANDER and Mary Ann SIMPSON. Rosina arrived with her family at Adelaide, South Australia on the "Harpley" in 1848. Branches of the LANDER family settled at Carapook between Casterton and Coleraine in south-west Victoria. Rosina married Thomas TEMPLETON (1834-1909) from Ayrshire, Scotland in Victoria in 1865 and they had 12 children at Coleraine from 1866-1889. Thomas died at Coleraine in 1909 and Rosina also at Coleraine in 1932.
THURMAN, Annie Coleraine Annie THURMAN (nee HUNT c1834-1928), 57 year old wife of William George THURMAN (1832-1920) of Coleraine, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. William George THURMAN was the first Secretary of the Wannon Shire who was first married in 1855 to Eliza MORTON (c1828-1957), had two children in Portland before Eliza died in 1857. Annie HUNT was born in c1834, ___, daughter of William HUNT and Sarah HOLMAN. Annie married William George THURMAN (1832-1920) from Bedfordshire, England in 1860 and they had 7 children at Portland and Melbourne from 1861-1871 before they moved to Coleraine about 1873. Annie died at Geelong in 1928 and William also died at Geelong in 1920.
THURMAN, Nina Coleraine Nina Edith Amanda THURMAN (1868-1946), 23 year old daughter of William George THURMAN (1832-1920) and his second wife Annie HUNT (c1834-1928) of Coleraine signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Nina THURMAN was born in 1868, Portland, Victoria. Annie did not marry and died at Sunbury, near Melbourne in 1946.
TIPPET, Annie Coleraine Appears to be Annie TIPPETT (nee O'KEEFE 1858-1929), 33 year old wife of James TIPPETT (1859-1920) of Coleraine who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Annie O'KEEFE was born in 1858, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Patrick O'KEEFE and Mary MOLLOY. She married James TIPPETT (1859-1920) from Coleraine, Victoria in 1881 in Victoria and they had 8 children at Coleraine from 1881-1901. James TIPPETT died at Coleraine in 1920 and Annie died in 1929 also at Coleraine.
WALPOLE, Sarah Casterton Sarah Jane WALPOLE (nee COCHRANE 1854-1920), 37 year old wife of William WALPOLE (1846-___) of Casterton, Victoria signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Sarah Jane COCHRANE was born in 1854, Dartmoor, Victoria daughter of William Hewson COCHRANE and Martha ATKINSON. Sarah married William WALPOLE of Casterton, Victoria in 1874 and they had 1 children at Casterton in 1875. Sarah WALPOLE died at Casterton in 1920 and William WALPOLE........?
WALTERS, Margaret Coleraine Margaret Campbell WALTERS (nee PALETHORP 1841-1928), 60 year old widow of Edwin Alfred WALTERS (c1819-1882) of Coleraine, signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Margaret Campbell PALETHORP was born in 1841, Glasgow, Scotland, daughter of George PALETHORPE and Ann McKAY. She married Edwin Alfred WALTERS (c1819-1882) from London, England in 1858 at Echuca, Victoria and they had 10 children at Terang, Echuca, Coleraine, Naracoorte and Mount Gambier from 1860-1877. Edwin Alfred WALTERS died at Mount Gambier in 1882 and Margaret died at Coleraine in 1928.
WARD, Mary Ann Coleraine Appears to be Mary Ann WARD (nee CARMODY c1855-1919), 36 year old wife of Alfred Parkin WARD (1855-1941) of Coleraine who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Mary Ann CARMODY was born in c1855, Melbourne, Victoria, daughter of John CARMODY and Margaret McARTHUR. She married Alfred Parkin WARD (1855-1941) from the Carapook or Coleraine area in 1875 and they had 6 children at Coleraine, Victoria from 1877-1889. Mary Ann died in Melbourne in 1919 and Alfred Parkin WARD died at Hamilton in 1941.
WEST, Mrs D Casterton Frances "Fanny" WEST (nee STEWART 1868-1932), 23 year old wife of David Venson WEST (1864-1932) of Casterton, Victoria signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Frances "Fanny" STEWART was born in 1868, Casterton, Victoria daughter of John Craig STEWART (Blacksmith of Casterton) and Fanny Frances FRAWLEY. She married David Venson WEST (1864-1932), Tailor and later a Daffodil Breeder of Casterton, Victoria in 1890 and they had 4 children at Casterton from 1881-1910. David died at Casterton in 1932 and Fanny in 1932, they are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
WHELAN, Jean J Sandford Jean Jackson WHELAN (nee LANE, 1861-1933), 30 year old wife of Peter Andrew WHELAN (1861-1904) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Sandford in 1891. Jean Jackson LANE, was born 1861, Sandford, Victoria, daughter of William LANE and Janet ANDISON. She married Peter Andrew WHELAN (1861-1904) of Bendigo, Victoria in 1884 and they had 6 children at Kyneton, Melbourne, Sandford and Condah, Victoria from 1884-1899 before Peter died at Sandford in 1904. Jean Jackson WHELAN died in Melbourne in 1933 and they are both buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
WHELAN, Mrs R Racecourse, Casterton Appears to be Rachel WHELAN (formerly CURRANS, nee LANE, 1861-1933), 81 year old wife of Timothy WHELAN (1816-1897) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Rachel LUTTON was born c1810, Co Down, Ireland daughter of William LUTTON and DAVIDSON. She married Joseph CURRANS (c1797-1867) of Co Down, Ireland in 1829, Co Down, Ireland and they had at least 7 children in Co Down, Ireland from c1832-c1847. Joseph and Rachel CURRANS arrived in Victoria in 1862 on the "Mistress of the Seas" and Joseph CURRANS died at Sandford, Victoria in 1867. Rachel CURRANS, widow next married Timothy WHELAN in 1887 in the Casterton area and Timothy died at Portland in 1897. Rachel WHELAN moved to New South Wales where her son Joseph CURRANS and family was living and died at Hay, New South Wales in 1899.
WHITE, Elizabeth Casterton Appears to be Elizabeth WHITE (nee SPENCER, 1865-1943), 26 year old wife of John James WHITE (1857-1934) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Elizabeth SPENCER was born 1865, Dartmoor, Victoria daughter of George Frederick SPENCER and Margaret WHATMOUGH. She married John James WHITE (1857-1934) of Casterton, Victoria in 1885 and they had 3 children (Helen, Edwin & Russell) at Casterton & Strathdownie from 1886-1890. John James WHITE was the son of James Henry WHITE & Helen McNEIL who married at "Sandford House" Station in 1857. John James WHITE died in 1934 and Elizabeth died in 1943 and they are both buried in the Casterton Cemetery. Elizabeth WHITE appears to be the sister-in-law of the Elizabeth M WHITE listed below. (updated 21 July 2008)
WHITE, Elizabeth M Casterton Appears to be Elizabeth Margaret "Bessie" WHITE (nee LEWIS, c1861-1931), 30 year old wife of Frank Robertson WHITE (1860-1925) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Elizabeth Margaret LEWIS was born c1861, Monmouthshire, Wales daughter of Edward LEWIS and Eliza WITHERS. She married Frank Robertson WHITE (1860-1925) of Casterton, Victoria in 1890 and they had 1 known child (James) at Casterton in 1891. Frank Robertson WHITE was the son of James Henry WHITE & Helen McNEIL who married at "Sandford House" Station in 1857. Frank Robertson WHITE died in 1925 and is buried in the Casterton Cemetery. Elizabeth Margaret WHITE died in Melbourne in 1931. Elizabeth Margaret WHITE appears to be the sister-in-law of the Elizabeth WHITE listed above. (updated 21 July 2008)
WILLIAMS, Annie Coleraine Appears to be Annie WILLIAMS (nee HOUNSLOW 1863-1953), 28 year old wife of Thomas Edward WILLIAMS (1862-1935) of Coleraine who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Annie HOUNSLOW was born in 1863 at Adelaide, South Australia, daughter of James HOUNSLOW and Jane KEMPSTER. She married Thomas Edward WILLIAMS (1862-1935) of Hamilton, Victoria in 1887 at Adelaide, South Australia and they had 5 children at Coleraine and Hamilton from 1888-1907. They returned to Adelaide Thomas died in 1935 and Anne died in 1953. The Jane HOUNSLOW who also signed the 1891 Petition at Coleraine would appear to be either Annie's mother Jane HOUNSLOW (nee KEMPSTER) 1838-1924 or her sister Jane HOUNSLOW 1867-1929, both of whom were from Adelaide.
WILLIAMS, Eliza Casterton Appears to be Eliza Rebecca WILLIAMS (1862-1897), 29 year old daughter of John James WILLIAMS (1812-1876) and Mary Ann DEADMAN (1829-1889) of Casterton who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Eliza Rebecca WILLIAMS was born 1862, Hotspur, Victoria. Her father died in 1876 and her mother in 1889, she married James NEWTON (1862-1945) in 1896 at Casterton, Victoria. Eliza died at Casterton in 1897 and James NEWTON married again to Mary Ann VINEN in 1901. James died at Casterton in 1945 and Mary also died at Casterton in 1956. Eliza was buried in the Casterton Old Cemetery.
WOMBWELL, Betsy Casterton Betsy Ann WOMBWELL (nee COULSON, 1845-1896), 46 year old wife of Joseph WOMBWELL (1836-1918) of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Betsy Ann COULSON was born 1845, London, England daughter of Christopher COULSON and Mary STUBBS. She arrived at Portland, Victoria with her parents and siblings in 1856 on the "General Hewett" after which they settled at "Rifle Downs" Station near Digby. Betsy COULSON married Joseph WOMBWELL (1836-1918) of Essex, England in 1869 at Merino, Victoria and they had 6 children at Dwyer's Creek (Henty) and Casterton, Victoria from 1870-1880. Betsy died at Casterton in 1896 and Joseph also died at Casterton in 1918.
WOMBWELL, Georgiana Casterton Mary Susan Georgiana WOMBWELL (1870-1938), 21 year old daughter of Joseph WOMBWELL (1836-1918) and Betsy Ann COULSON of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Betsy Ann COULSON was born 1870, Dwyer's Creek (Henty). She married John Augustus PETTERD (1868-1940) of Warrnambool, Victoria in 1906 at Casterton, Victoria. They do not appear to have had any children and Georgiana died at Casterton in 1938 and John died at Melbourne in 1946. They are both buried in the Casterton New Cemetery.
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WYNNIAT, Sarah Casterton Sarah WYNNIAT (nee SATCHELL, 1863-1919), 28 year old wife of Vincent John WYNNIAT (1865-1951) of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Sarah SATCHELL was born 1863, Heywood, Victoria daughter of Edward Thomas SATCHELL and Lydia SALMON. She married Vincent John WYNNIAT (1865-1951) of South Australia and Dergholm, Victoria in 1886 and they had 9 children at Goroke, Edenhope, Casterton & Dergholm from 1887-1906. Vincent died at Edenhope in 1951 and Sarah also died at Edenhope in 1919, they are both buried in the Edenhope Cemetery.

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