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Hugh Cunningham, John Cunningham, Samuel Cunningham, William Henry Cunningham,
Robert Cuppage, Patrick Curley, Charles Curnow, James Curnow,


Hugh Cunningham

Hugh Cunningham 1830 - 1882 #2161 aged 52 died at Kew Lunatic Asylem from 'D'rry, wed 1867 #2905 to Joanna/Johanna Richards from Devonshire, lived at Ballarat
Daniel was admitted 27 Dec 1875, aged 25, a labourer, with dementia, 2 May 1881 to Yarra Bend
5 Children 1. Elizabeth Cunningham 1868 #21405
2. Emma Cunningham 1870 #21047
3. Ellen Cunningham 1874 #20968
4. Clara Cunningham 1877 #6751
5. Hugh Thomas Cunningham 1885 #243
2. Emily Cunningham 1870 #21047 - 1952 #22414 aged 82, wed 1891 #6083 to Albt Edwd Kewley 1863 - 1917 #3641 aged 53 born at Ballarat

John Cunningham

John Cunningham aged 37, came Dec 1852 on the Norna with 84 Passengers including Mary Cunningham 36, Laurence Cunningham 12, Isabella Cunningham 12, Elizabeth Cunningham 10 and John Cunningham 9.
John Cunningham 1815 came Dec 1852 with Mary 1816 and children, and lived in Melbourne
4 Children 1. Laurence Cunningham 1838
2. Isabella Cunningham 1838
3. Elizabeth Cunningham 1842
4. John Cunningham 1843
Laurence Cunningham from Edinburgh, wed 1872 #4258 to Martha Sargeant and lived at Amherst, Talbot
8 Children 1. Mary Jane Cunningham 1874 #49 - 1968 #7222 aged 93, wed Gray
2. Elizabeth Cunningham 1875 #6533
3. Isabella Cunningham 1878 #25836 - 1941 #7803 aged 62, wed Harrison
4. Laura Cunningham 1880 #19135
5. George Cunningham 1882 - 1937 #4253 aged 55
6. John Cunningham 1884 - 1956 #22523 aged 72
7. Laurence Cunningham 1887 #15431
8. Edith Cunningham 1888 #25170
Alternative Laurence Cunningham note spelling is of Lawrence.
Lawrence Cunningham wed 1862 #806 to Mary Anne Edwards and lived at Prahan
10 Children 1. Jane Elizabeth Cunningham 1863 #17496
2. William Cunningham 1865 #4457
3. Lawrence Cunningham 1866 #10458
4. James Alex Cunningham 1867 #17380 - 1867 #11271 lived 7 months
5. James Ebenezer Cunningham 1868 #18744
6. Alexander John Cunningham 1869 #24367
7. Alfred Ernest Cunningham 1871 #4697
8. Laura Mary Cunningham 1872 #11288
9. Reginald Cunningham 1874 #11255 - 1874 #11690 lived 8 months
10. Alice Maud Cunningham 1877 #24268
2. William Cunningham 1865 #4457 wed 1886 #4831 to Sarah Male 1859 #22134
2 Children 1. William Henry Pe Cunningham 1887 #14054
2. Harriet Daisy Cunningham 1888 #32471

From on Friday, 5 October 2012
Hello again Elizabeth
I have been delving further into the Hurford family and wondering which Isabella Cunningham married to William Hurford no. 2 - .
I wondered if she is the child of John and Mary Cunningham of Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and came to Australia on the Norna in Dec 1852.
Saturday, 6 October 2012
I have now found that Isabelle's death 14 Feb 1869 in Queensland - with her parents names as John Cunningham and Mary Simpson - she is wife of Morris.
Regards, Helen Hook


From Rootsweb 12 Jan 00 - Edward Rowley Morris, born 1794 in Kerry, moved to Llanllwchaiarn, had many children, including Edward Rowley Morris, Thomas Rowley Morris, and Eleanor Morris, who married Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones of Dolerw. There are descendants of Thomas Rowley Morris, in Queensland, Australia.
2. Isabella Cunningham 1838 wed 1856 #1767 in Victoria to Thomas Rowley Morris
1 child 1. Edward Rowley Morris born 1864 #9525 in Lexton, Victoria, died 1908 -C130 aged 44, in Queensland, son of Isabella Cunningham and Thomas Rowley Morris
4. John Cunningham 1842 from Edinburgh wed 1869 #4260 to Esther Lyttle 1871 #5987 aged 25, dau of Ellen Anderson and William Little from Roxburgh
John Cunningham 1842 - 1898 #14030 aged 55, son of Mary Simpson and John Cunningham, died at St Arnaud
Is he - John Cunningham from Roscommon, wed 1872 #2971 to Anne Kelly from Clare, and lived at Bacchus Marsh
7 Children 1. Mary Cunningham 1873 #21535 - 1937 #19038 aged 64
2. John Cunningham 1875 #20695 - 1937 #9339 aged 62
3. Joseph Cunningham 1876 #20590 - 1881 #3336 lived 4 years
4. James Lawrence Cunningham 1880 #148 - 1881 #3337 lived 1 year
5. Bernard Joseph Cunningham 1881 - 1954 #17776 aged 73
6. Catherine Cunningham 1883 #21021 - 1972 #26348 aged 89
7. Annie Veronica Cunningham 1887 #8138 - 1976 #28980 aged 88 died in Bacchus Marsh
7. Annie Veronica Cunningham 1887 #8138 - 1976 #28980 aged 88 wed Frederick William Ashby 1877 #19631 - 1957 #20945 aged 80, son of Joseph Ashby 1848 #42406 - 1028 #8156 aged 80, christened Roman Catholic, St Francis, Melbourne son of Cath White and William Ashby, wed 1875 #524 to Elizabeth Ada Schwerdtfeger 1943 #16677 aged 88, dau of Eliz McNamara and Frederick Schwerdtfarger
2 Children 1. Eileen Veronica Ashby 1915 - 1983 #27707 aged 68
2. Gerald Ashby 1930 - 1973 #20197 aged 43 died at Laverton

Samuel Cunningham

Checking for Isabel Cunningham, did she wed Hurford?
Samuel Cunningham 35 came Aug 1855 on the Merlin from Falkners with Mrs Cunningham aged 32, Isabel Cunningham aged 6, John Cunningham aged 4, Ann Cunningham aged I and Christ Cunningham aged I
Eliza Cunningham nee Mcindoe 1823 - 1867 #4235 aged 44, dau of Isabella Auld and Peter McIndoe, from Falk Samuel Cunningham 1824 - 1868 #10072 aged 46, son of Ann Mcdole and John Cunningham from Derry
5 Children 1. Isabel Cunningham aged 6
2. John Cunningham aged 4
3. Ann Cunningham aged I
4. Christ Cunningham aged I - Is she Christina Jessie Cunningham infant 1852 - 1860 #9390 lived 8 years, born in Londonderry
5. Unnamed Male 1858 #4423 is Samuel Alexander 1860 #9391 lived 2 years, born at Yackandah
1. Isabella Auld Cunningham c1848 from Londonderry wed 1868 #4384 to James Reid from County Down, and lived at Yackandandah, Kiewa
9 Children 1. Robert Reid 1870 #6129
2. Twin Martha Reid 1872 #13141 - 1872 #5970 lived 1 day
3. Twin Jessie Reid 1872 #13142 - 1872 #5971 lived 1 day
4. Isabella Auld Reid 1875 #6411 - 1875 #5338 lived 1 day
5. John Charles Reid 1878 #6144
6. Mary Elizth Reid 1880 #9762
7. Samuel George Reid 1883 #20790
8. Elsie Reid 1885 #26514 - 1885 #12588 lived 10 days
9. William James Reid 1887 #12285
10. Francis Hugh Reid 1889 #4788 - 1892 #8688 lived 3 years
11. Unnamed Male Reid 1891 #14104 - 1891 #6794 lived 1 day
2. John James Cunningham c1850 from Londonderry wed 1869 #3907 to Jessie Parkhill 1851 - 1886 #12522 aged 35, dau of Janet Miller and Wm Parkhill, died at Echuca, born in Paisley, Scotland (FF2001 family)
John James Cunningham wed 1887 #6175 to Jane Parkhill 1855 - 1893 #9781 aged 38, dau of Jessie Miller and Wm Parkhill, died at Echuca,
Jno Jas Cunningham from Londonderry wed 1894 #2310 to Eliza Masterton Ferrier 1859 #15650 - 1947 #1621 aged 87, dau of Mary Ann Kesterton/Masterton and Wm Lee Ferrier
6 Children
of Jessie
1. Jessie Catherine Cunningham 1870 #23446
2. Mary Grace Cunningham 1874 #26713
3. John Bernard Cunningham 1876 #13084
4. Ethel May Cunningham 1879 #12919
5. Briton Marcus Cunningham 1881 #7310
6. Arnold Forster Cunningham 1883 #697
2 Children
of Jane
7. Alba Irene Cunningham 1889 #21148
8. Beryl Alvina Cunningham 1891 #22366 - 1892 #13631 lived 17 months
3 Children
of Eliza
9. Alan Laurie Cunningham 1895 #11731
10. Mavis Hazel Cunningham 1896 #27464 - 1896 #13204 lived 1 month
11. Mavis Ferrier Cunningham 1898 #2840
3. Annie Elizabeth Cunningham 1855, from Londonderry wed 1883 #4533 to James Mcbeth Fullarton born in Scotland moved to Hilston, NSW
5 Children 1. John R Fullarton 28352/1886 NSW
2. Annie E Fullarton 29941/1888 NSW
3. James M Fullarton 16443/1890 NSW
4. Thomas C Fullarton 16982/1892 NSW
5. Beatrice I Fullarton G3833/1897 NSW
3. James McBeath Fullarton 16443/1890 aged 26 Yrs 5 mon on 19 Nov 1915 when enlisted WWI at Yass,KIA 19 October 1917, buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium

William Henry Cunningham

William Henry Cunningham from Tipperary wed 1873 #1047 to Hannah Davidson from Durham, and lived at Brighton, and after 1879 at Prahran
11 Children 1. William Jas Cunningham 1873 #907 - 1946 #4006 aged 73
2. Robert John Cunningham 1874 #14141 - 1875 #5902 lived 9 months
3. Ada Mary Cunningham 1875 #21370 - 1878 #505 lived 2 years
4. Isabella Cunningham 1878 #13737 - 1932 #10247 aged 54,
5. Arthur Charles Cunningham 1880 #24499 - 1894 #14719 lived 14 years
6. Violet Blanche Cunningham 1883 #5517
7. Beatrice Cunningham 1885 #5168 - 1885 #2904 lived 21 days
8. Florence May Cunningham 1886 #5445 - 1888 #3258 lived 2 years
9. Ernest Oscar Cunningham 1888 #32391
10. Lillian Cunningham 1891 #6043 - 1892 #11595 lived 19 months
11. Gordon Verner Cunningham 1896 #6120
1. William Jas Cunningham 1873 #907 - 1946 #4006 aged 73 wed 1891 #4299 to Margaretta Keelan who may be Margaret Ellen Keelan 1872 #21655 dau of Bridget Mcintyre and Edward Keelan born at Kyneton
4. Isabella Cunningham 1878 #13737 - 1932 #10247 aged 54, wed George Daniel Kyne
1 Child 1. Beatrice Blanche Hannah Kyne 1912 - 1953 #19425 aged 41, wed Mitchell
6. Violet Blanche Cunningham 1883 #5517 wed 1899 #3440 to Bertram William Maggs 1878 #24887

Robert Cuppage

Robert Cuppage 25 came Mar 1954 on the Hooghly from Ireland with Jane Watson and 2 chn, and lived at Woodford, it looks like Diptheria killed 5 children in 1866
7 children 1. George Cuppage 1851 - 1866 #9375 lived 15 years
2. Elizabeth Cuppage 1852 - 1866 #9371 lived 14 years born in Ireland
3. Margaret Cuppage 1856 #10390 - 1951 #19748 aged 89
4. Hannah Jane Cuppage 1858 - 1866 #9374 lived 8 years
5. Robert John Cuppage 1860 #8938 - 1866 #9373 lived 6 years
6. Charlotte Cuppage 1863 #11527 - 1866 #9370 lived 3 years
7. Jessie Cuppage 1865 #19547 - 1898 #5275 aged 32
1. Margt Cuppage 1860 - 1937 #15245 aged 77 wed 1889 #680 to George Christopher Trigg 1862 #11508 - 1951 #19748 aged 89
3. Jessie Cuppage 1866 - 1898 #5275 aged 32, wed 1889 #681 to James Frederick Trigg 1865 #19224 - 1912 #3457 aged 46 died at Sale

Patrick Curley

Thanks to who placed this family on FirstFamilies2001 when it was open.
Patrick Curley 1843 - 1908 #1071 aged 65, son of Bridget Stanton and Patrick Curley born at Ahascragh, Galway, Ireland, wed 1872 #419 to Anne Francis O'Brien 1849 - 1927 #9222 aged 78, born at Tipperery, Ireland daughter of Mary McGrath and Martin O'Brien. Patrick Curley came in June 1859 on the Montmorency, aged 22, - had put his age up by 5 years, or died when he was 70 years old. They settled at Carngham Victoria.
9 children 1. James Patrick Curley 1873 #17045 - 1942 #22570 aged 69
2. Maria Curley 1875 #25906
3. Matthew Michael Curley 1876 #25972 - 1926 #3714 aged 45
4. Jane Curley 1880 #5084 - 1954 #20095 aged 87, wed 1918 #5515 to David McDonald
5. Francis Martin Curley 1881 #26237 - 1947 #19620 aged 62
6. John Redmond Curley 1884 #27826 - 1937 #12421 aged 50
7. Anne Hilda Curley 1890 #36934 - 1937 #13228 aged 45 wed 1919 #9784 to James Callaghan
2. Maria Curley 1875 #25906 wed 1904 #2767 to James Martin Corbett 1842 - 1921 #4305 aged 79 son of Sarah and John Corbett, lived at Linton
2 children 1. Francis Gerard Corbett 1906 #4385 - 1970 #14346 aged 66
2. James Edwd Corbett 1907 #11988
3. Matthew Michael Curley 1876 #25972 - 1926 #3714 aged 45, wed 1910 #3470 to Margt Honora Keating 1880 - 1958 #12511 aged 78,
6 children 1. May Curley 1911 #6835 wed Ryan
2. Matilda Margt Curley 1912 #24275 wed Beasley
3. Thomas Frank Curley 1913 #21035
4. Clarice Annie Curley 1915 #29588 wed Fish
5. Eileen Monica Curley 1918 #10473 wed Campbell
6. Matthew John Curley 1919 #26601
6. John Redmond Curley 1884 #27826 - 1937 #12421 aged 50, wed 1911 #3842 to Sarah Evangeline Birkett 1883 - 1958 #26286 aged 75
4 children 1. Keith Thomas Curley 1911 #32073 - 1973 #21509 aged 61
2. Mavis Annie Curley 1913 #20191
3. Hilda Irene Curley 1914 #36426
4. Gladys Sarah Monica Curley 1916 #10463

Charles Curnow

Cornwall 1851 Census - with no others in 95.
95,Fore Steet,John Curnow, Son,U,23,, Shoe Maker,St Ives Cornwall
Nancy Curnow, Dau,U,,21, Shop Assistant,St Ives Cornwall
Charles Curnow, Son,U,18,, Carpenter's Apprentice,St Ives Cornwall
Charles Curnow [1834-1895], Brother of Mary Sarah Curnow who came c1855 with William Ladner, wed 4 Sep 1854 to Harriet Endien in St Mary's, Truro. Harriet Endean, dau of Charles Endean and Ann Tregonning, was born on 27 Aug 1830 in Truro, christened on 7 Mar 1834 in St Mary's, Truro, Cornwall and died in 1908 in Ballarat, Victoria,
Charles Curnow 22 Aug 1834 - May 1895 #4265 aged 60 son of Mary Ann Richards and James Curnow, came c1854 with Harriet Endein 27 Aug 1830 - Feb 1908 aged 77, and lived at Ballarat
9 Children 1. Chas Curnow 1855 #4251 - 1886 #8174 lived 31 years, wed Julia Ford and had a child.
2. Thomas Henry Curnow 1856 #12162
3. Eliza Ann Curnow 1858 #6556
4. William Endein Curnow 1860 #7780
5. Harriet Endern Curnow 1862 #6214
6. John Curnow 1864 #13175 - 1867 #432 lived 2 years
7. Kate Curnow 1867 #286 - 1891
8. John Curnow 1869 #740 - 1870 #366 lived 1 year
9. Theophilus Curnow Aug 1871 #14594 - Jan 1873 #196 lived 1 year
3. Eliza Ann Curnow 4 May 1858 #6556 - 20 Aug 1941 aged 82, wed 1882 #5091 to John White Davis 1856 #8451 born at Ballarat, and lived at Ballarat
2 Children 1. Elsie May Beatrice Victoria Davis 1883 #21155
2. Herbert Charles Davis 1886 #289
4. William Endean Curnow 29 Sep 1860 #7780 - 14 Aug 1940 aged 79, wed 1884 #5790 to Susan Jane Opie 1865 #20097 and lived at Ballarat
1st Child 1. Leslie Curnow 1887 #25853
5. Harriet Endern Curnow 1862 #6214 - 1940 #20932 aged 78, wed 1886 #2442 to William John Davey 1854 #3975 born at Richmond, and lived at Ballarat
1st Child 1. Herbert Wm Charles Davey 1888 #17497
7. Kate Curnow 1867 #286 - 1891 aged 24, wed 1888,"2602 To George Robert Stephenson and leaves Vic records

James Curnow

James Curnow wed 1859 #3566 to Mary White and lived at Maldon
9 children 1. James Curnow 1860 #9944
2. William White Curnow 1862 #9217
3. John Curnow 1864 #22992
4. Jacob Ernest Curnow 1866 #22341
5. Herbert Ben Robert Curnow 1868 #10235
6. Mary Ann Frances Curnow 1871 #3524 - 1879 #1982 lived 7 years
7. Edith Elizabeth Curnow 1874 #9956
8. Laurence Catherine Curnow 1876 #10530
9. Edwin Curnow 1878 #10177
2. William White Curnow 1862 #9217 wed 1886 #3564 to Sophia Ann Stone 1863 #2986
1st child 1. Vincent Curnow 1888 #4413

Adam Currer

Received from on Sun, 5 Oct 2003
Was searching the internet for Currer ancestors and came accross your site. My great great great great grandfather was Henry Currer who was married to Euphemia Hislop. Adam & Andrew Currer had 4 sisters Ann, Elizabeth, Isabella and Agnes and two brothers Robert (my great, great, great grandfather) and Henry. They were all born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Henry Currer married Euphemia Hislop in Smailholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland on the 2nd June 1816. He was born in Earlston on the 12th September 1784, his father was Adam Currer. I have loads more information on the Currers in Scotland if you are interested. I would love to hear more about the Currers in Australia.
Christine Fairweather (I live in Edinburgh, Scotland)

Adam appears to be a brother to Andrew Currer, only ones of this surname registered in Victoria to 1889.
Adam Currer 1818 - 1882 #9865 aged 64, son of Euphemia Hislop and Henry Currer died at Richmond, wed 1859 #4066 to Bridget McCarthy. Adam's first child Mary Ann was baptised at St Marks Church Of England, Collingwood, when her mother was recorded as Mary McCarthy
7 Children 1. Mary Ann Currer 1862 #5350 - 1885 #6604 aged 23
2. Euphemia Currer 1863 #13498
3. Adam Currer 1865 #19483
4. Isabella Currer 1868 - 1870 #5300 lived 2 years
5. Elizabeth Currer 1869 #18074 lived 6 months
6. Charles Currer 1870 #25609
7. Andrew Currer 1873 #12066

Andrew Currer 27 came Dec 1852 on the Prince Alfred with Sarah Roper 1828 - 1884 #3872 aged 56, daughter of Hannah and Charles Roper, and lived at Emerald Hill. Also listed is Henry Currer 22
7 Children 1. Euphemia Currer 1852 - 1853 #21488 aged 1 year
2. Henry Currer c1855
3. Sarah Ann Currer 1855 #9178
4. Isabella Grace Currer 1857 #13161 lived 3 years
5. Hannah Clay Currer 1862 #1810
6. Andrew Robert Currer 1864 #20999
7. Agnes Elizabeth Currer 1867 #1464 lived 9 years
2. Henry Currer c1855 wed 1883 #1815 to Sophia Ellen Power 1860 #5585 daughter of Elizabeth S Davis and Thomas Power born at Camberwell, and lived at Carlton then at Camberwell
Hy Currer wed 1891 #5597 to Louisa Deutt Allchin 1855 #9677 and lived at Hawthorn then at Shepparton
3 Children
of Sophia
1. Grace Roper Currer 1884 #15264
2. Daisy May Currer 1886 #24714
3. Thomas Andrew Currer 1888 #27344
3 children
of Louisa
4. Irene Alice Mary Currer 1892 #23839
5. Dorothy Euphemia Currer 1893 #32296
6. Hy Allchin Currer 1899 #13674 lived 1 day


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