ByarsI think that Jessie Byars is the sister of James Henry Bone, who went to Australia with his newly wed wife, 1854.
William Byars wrote on 6 April 1875 from 43 Pitt St, Glasgow.
Dear Uncle and Aunt. Mother died Sat 27 March 1875 and is buried in the Necropolis with Catherine, who died 12 Oct 1873 aged 26. Greetings from Grandma in Edinburgh, Ann and her husband, Uncle Jim at Berwick, James and Father.
The Scotland 1871 Census reveals the family was
James Byars 49, Head, Coach Smith, born at Mosewell? Dumfries
Jessie Byars 50, wife born at Leith,
Catherine Byars 23, daughter Bookfolder, born at Hamilton, Lanarks
William Byars 21, son Coach Painter, born at Hamilton, Lanarks
James Byars 14, son Message Boy, born in Glascow.
The Scotland 1881 Census for 43 Pitt St, Glascow shows
James Byars, 58, Coachsmith born at Mouswald? Dumf,
Mary, wife, 32
William unwed son, 30, Coachpainter, born at Hamilton, Lanarks
James Henry BoneJames Henry Bone 22 Aug 1823 - 29 Sept 1898, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, son of Matthew Bone, Printer, and died in Melbourne, Victoria, buried at Melb General Cemetery aged 75 years on 1 Oct 1898, Wesleyan Area K, Grave No 816.
James Henry Bone wed on 26 Nov 1854 to Lavinia Victoria Jones at St Martin in the Fields, by Licence, in London before migrating to Melbourne.
A mariner named James Henry Bone aged 32 came to Victoria in May 1855 on the Tasmania, and his wife is recorded as Louisa Bone aged 21. The vessel left London on 13 Feb 1855 with 72 men, 49 women, 11 boys and 11 girls. It was captained by Lewis Ernest Rudelph and had a gross of 1194 tons
Lavinia Victoria Jones 18 July 1833 - 28 Sept 1912 is a daughter of John Jones, Dairyman.
They had 10 children
1. John Matthew Bone 1856 - 19 Oct 1931 married, childless, buried 19 Oct 1931 with parents
2. Jessie Lavinia Bone 1858 - 1858
|3. Lily Bone (Lillian) 1860 wed 1884 to Charles George Winter Evans, son of Winter Evans, Plymouth, UK. He is reported to be a Ship's Engineer, and was ship wrecked on 25 March 1900, dying aged 51.|
1. Winter Richard Henry Evans 1885|
2. Lily Jane Victoria Evans 1887
3. Hilda May Queen Evans 1890 second wife of William Orr, Home Farm Merrigum - childless
4. Alfred Wesley Evans 1892 - 1973 died at Preston was a Bootmaker, and had a miniature train at the St Kilda Foreshore for many years.
5. Laura Constance Rose Evans 1897 married Gus Pereira, had
1. daughter 1934
|4. James Henry Bone 1862 - 1862|
|5. Arthur George Bone 1863 - 1863|
|6. Florence Grace Bone 1865 wed c1895 to Walter Boyle son of David Boyle and Isabella Wilson, 4 Children|
|7. Minnie Rose Bone 1866 - 1867|
|8. Percy Rose Bone 1868 wed 1897 to Isaac Charles Cartmel, born at Christchurch, New Zealand, served in WW1, worked on railways|
1. Alma Dorothy Victoria Cartmel 1898 married 1928 ref 9640, to Harold Leslie Allen childless|
2. Violet Myrtle Cartmel 1900 married, 1 son
3. Reginald Charles Cartmel 1903 married, went to Qld
9. Edith Lavinia Bone 19 June 1870 - 21 Jan 1951, wed 1900 to Herbert Atkinson, 7 Children
|10. Violet Hilda Bone 1877 wed c1901 to Ernest Edward James Cook, 4 Children|
David BoyleFrom a CuriousFox entry, Walter Wison and Agnes Unknown were the parents of Isabella Wilson, b;1823 M; David Boyle 1841, looking for other family members if any, and mothers maiden name
David Boyle 21, hus, and Isabella Boyle 19, wife of David, both Farm Servants from Dumfries, Protestants able to read and write, arrived 17 July 1841 on the England, from Liverpool on 4 Apr 1841
Ferdinand Von Mueller was appointed Government Botanist for Victoria by Governor Charles La Trobe in 1853. In a web page on tall trees, Von Mueller's early records also mention two trees on the nearby Black Spur Range, one alive and measuring 128 metres (420 ft) and another fallen tree said to measure 146 metres (479 ft), but these were either based on hearsay or uncertain reliability. David Boyle also reported that a tree at Cape Otway measured 160 metres (520 ft), but this too was based on hearsay.
Another fallen giant in the Dandenong Ranges measured by surveyor David Boyle as 119m (390 feet). This tree had a broken crown and Boyle estimated that the top would've added another 9m making the actual height 128m (420 feet).
From Collector of the lectotype of E. regnans F. Muell. (1888)
When J. H. Willis (1967) selected a lectotype for E. regnans F. Muell. he noted that ‘the collector’s name is not given, but was probably David Boyle of Nunawading’. Nunawading is now a suburb of Melbourne, Vic. It is not known when he migrated to Australia but he was a casual collector of botanical specimens for F. Mueller from the 1860s. He conducted an extensive nursery at Forest Hill, Nunawading, and was a competent and prolific sketcher of fruit, exotic flowers and did some very fine coloured illustrations of ferns of the Dandenongs. Most of the drawings were not published but many of the originals are now privately held in Victoria.
On the Vermont School page, the name “Vermont” is believed to be derived from the French word meaning “a green hill”. David Boyle, the school correspondent, was a nurseryman with great interest in the native plants. He often sought the advice of the Government Botanist, Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, who at this time was also director and planner of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens. There seems to be no doubt that Boyle accompanied von Mueller on excursions to the Dandenongs and it is believed that, riding along Delany’s Road, they came to the part from which the land seemed to fall away in all directions. When Boyle said that this part had no name, von Mueller decided to call it “Vermont” feeling that it was a fitting name for the green hill. The hill had become green meadows due to the fact that orchards had taken over the bushlands. The first time that the name was used in any official school correspondence was in a letter to the Board of Education on February 21st 1870, written by David Boyle.
David Boyle was born in Scotland on 4 March 1821 - 1900 #14165 aged 80 son of Robert Boyle, wed 1841 to Isabella Wilson 1823 - 1891 #17000 aged 68 parents not remembered. After 1853 David was a botanist assistant to Baron von Muller,
Both Isabella and David died at Mitcham
1. Agnes Boyle 1843 baptised in the Presbyterian church of Melb and Geelong|
2. John, son of David Boyle and Isabella Wilson, born 24 March 1845, baptised 12 May 1845 at the Presbyterian Church, Geelong - from a Rootsweb entry
3. Margaret Boyle 1847 baptised at Geelong
4. David Boyle 1853 - 1874 #6808 died aged 21
5. William James Boyle 1854 #3578 born at Boro
6. Walter Boyle 1857 #578
7. Robert Boyle 1858 #14877 born at Kew
8. Jessie Boyle 1861 #17835 born at Hawthorn
9. Isabella Boyle 1865 #20560 born at Nunawading
6. Walter Boyle 1857 born at B'Dara wed c1895 to Florence Grace Bone born 1865
1. Ruby Lavinia Boyle 22 Mar 1895 - 4 Feb 1981 aged 85, wed 26 Jan 1919 #1657 to Hugh Mullens (3 Oct 1893 -7 Sep 1969)|
2. Evelyn Boyle 4 Apr 1896 - 1 Oct 1993 aged 97, wed 1921 #14068 to Robert Ernest Cox 9 Mar 1893 - 24 Jul 1987 aged 94, son of Janet Ray Good and George Ernest Cox born at Burwood
3. Clyde Henry Boyle 13 Aug 1899 - wed 1920 to Maude Charlotte Cornish Shinner 1899 - 1957
1. Mervyn Boyle deceased,
2. Evelyn Boyle Mrs Hassel
3. Noel Boyle
4. Patricia Maude Boyle - Mrs Brian Pretlove
5. Frank Martyn Boyle c30 wife Nellie Myrtle
1. Rodney David Boyle
2. Carol Boyle
3. Timothy Stephen Boyle
4. Alan Matthew Boyle 1904 wed 1925 #3347 to Olive Rose May Cooper
began 1st Nov, 1998.
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