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Colin Gardner

John Matthew Gardiner Christening: 03 Jan 1796 at Tanfield, Durham, England son of John Gardiner
Isabella Laing wed 27 Oct 1830 at Bo'Ness, West Lothian, Scotland to John Matthew Gardner
1. John Gardner Christening: 25 Dec 1831 Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland
2. William Gardner Christening: 01 Apr 1833 Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland
3. Colin Gardiner Christening: 19 Apr 1835 Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland
4. Isabella Gardiner Christening: 15 May 1837 Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland
William Gardner aged 21 and Colin Gardner aged 19 came Sep 1854 on the Cheviot
William Gardner 01 Apr 1833 - 1862 #7659 aged 28 died in Victoria, born in Scotland son of Isabella Laing and James Mathew Gardner
Colin Gardner born 7 March 1835 - 12 Feb 1921 wed 29 Sep 1857 #3108 to Mary Gray 1839 - 1878 #2832 aged 39 daughter of Christina Melroy and James Gray of Ayreshire and lived at Oxley
Colin Gardner from Scotland wed 13 Oct 1883 #6201 to Mary Smith daughter of James Smith and Mary Waddell at St Andrew's Church Oxley Vic
9 Children
of Mary
1. John Matthew Gardner c1857
2. Isabella Laing Gardner 1859 #16626
3. James Gray Gardner 1861 #10754
4. Wilhelmina Joann Gardner 1863 #11255
5. Unnamed Male Gardner 1865 #12131
6. Christinea Frances Gardner 1866 #10320 wed 5 Nov 1889 to Frank May (Ray) Bancroft at Milawa Vic
7. Colin Campbell Gardner 1870 #4359 wed 1894 to Jessie McClure
8. Wm Robert Hardie Gardner 1876 #4384 - 16 Mar 1879 #5818 lived 3 years
9. Mary Agnes Ellen Gardner 1878 #4343 - 17 Mar 1878 #2833 lived 6 months
2 Children
of Smith
10. Wilfred Mcdonald Gardner 1884 #19353
11. Mary Gertrude Beatrice Gardner 1886 #28539

1. John Matthew Gardner born in Stanley wed 1879 #700 to Mary Wilson Gray 1858 #8893 dau of Mary Howard and William Gray who wed 1854 #750 in Victoria
4 Children 1. Wm Robt Gardner 1880 #10676
2. Colin Gray Gardner 1883 #18651
3. James Howard Gardner 1886 #5149
4. Mary Hope Gardner 1888 #5463

2. Isabella Laing Gardner 1859 #16626 wed 1882 #5727 to Andrew Ferguson, 3 chn to 1888

3. James Gray Gardner 1861 #10754 wed 1884 to Margaret Ferguson, lived at Oxley then at Wangaratta FirstFamilies2001 entry by Lisa Marie Finney
5 Children 1. Colin Gordon Gardner 1885 #12446
2. Grace Kerr Gardner 1887 #13722
3. Jno Victor Gardner 1889 #15183
4. Mary Mona Gardner 1893 #25382
5. Isabella Margaret Gardner 1903 #21926

4. Wilhelmina Joann Gardner 1863 #11255 wed 1886 #3225 to Fred Wright born at Tullamarin
1 Child 1. Wallace Wright 1887 #9007

From on Sun, 1 May 2005
Hello Elizabeth
My name is Liz Donnelly and I am tracing the Gardner family. I found with much excitement part of my family on your site. James Gray Gardner is, I hope, my great grandfather's brother. The only information I have is - Colin Gardner arrived in Melbourne in 1853, was married to Mary Gray and had a son, John Matthew Gardner in Stanley, Vic. He married a Mary Wilson Grey (so they say) and my grandmother was one of this family. I would dearly love to trace Colin more fully. Spoke with my Dad, who wasn't much help but he does remember an Aunty Else Kerr. I wonder if her husband may have been related to the Kerrs in your tree. My grandmother was born in Milawa (1887) as was some of her family, I believe. She married my grandad, Thomas William Allen in Milawa and then came back to his property at Greenmount, south of Toowoomba, Qld. Would love to hear from you and your opinion.
Regards
Liz Donnelly


From on Tuesday, 6 April, 2010
I thought that I would list Colin Gardner and his two families for your info. COLIN GARDNER. Born 7 Mar 1835 Bo'ness Lothiarne Shire Sct. son of John Matthew Gardner and Isabella Laing. 1st Marriage 29 Sep 1859 Vic ref M3108 to Mary Gray daughter of James Gray and Christina Stewart Milroy of Ayreshire Sct. 2nd Marriage 13 Oct 1883 ref M6201 to Mary Smith daughter of James Smith and Mary Waddell at St Andrew's Church Oxley Vic. Died 12 Feb 1921 Milawa Vic Buried Milawa Cemetry Vic
James Smith born 20 Nov 1823 Barony Glasgow Sct, son of James Smith & Jean Peade, wed 29 Oct 1850 to Mary Waddell, daughter John Waddell & Elizabeth Stewart of Barony Larnock, Glasgow. James and Mary Smith with daughters Elizabeth and Jane sailed from Glasgow Sct on 3 Jan 1853 on board the SS "Wacausta" arriving Port Phillip Bay 2 May 1853.
COLIN GARDNER. Born 7Mar 1835 Bo'ness Lothiarne Shire Sct. son of John Matthew Gardner and Isabella Laing.
1st Marriage 29 Sep 1859 Mary Gray Vic ref M3108 daughter of James Gray and Christina Stewart Milroy of Ayreshire Sct.
2nd Marriage 13 Oct 1883 Mary Smith ref M6201 daughter of James Smith and Mary Waddell at St Andrew's Church Oxley Vic.
Died 12 Feb 1921 Milawa Vic Buried Milawa Cemetry Vic Grave Headstone Milawa Cemetry Vic Sacred to the memory of MARY beloved wife of Colin Gardner.
Died 19 Feb 1878 aged 39 years. MARY AGNES ELLEN GARDNER Died 17 Mar 1878 aged 6 months
WILLIAM ROBERT HARDIE GARDNER. Died 16 May 1879 aged 3 years.
Colin Gardner came to Australia Sep 1854 aged 19yrs with his brother William aged 21yrs aboard "Cheviot ".
MARY GRAY.
born 1839 Argyle Ayr Sct. daughter of James Ferguson Gray and Christina Stewart Milroy. Married 28 Sep 1857 Colin Gardner at Hurdle Flat Vic ref M3108 son of John Matthew Gardner and Isabella Laing. Died 19 Feb 1878 Milawa Vic ref D2832 aged 39yrs. Buried Milawa Cemetry Vic
Grave Headstone on the west side Milawa Cemetry shows MARY GARDNER died 19 Feb 1878 aged 39yrs
MARY AGNES GARDNER died 17 mar 1878 aged 6 months
WILLIAM ROBERT HARDIE GARDNER died 16 mar 1879 aged 3yrs (Willie)
CHRISTINA STEWART GRAY died 31 May 1865 aged 60yrs ( Mary Gray's mother)
JAMES GRAY died 22 Feb 1876 aged 67 yrs (Mary Gray's Father)
MARY (POLLY) SMITH
Born 5 July 1856 Campbells Castlemaine Vic ref B2585 daughter of James Smith and Mary Waddell.
Married 13 Oct 1883 Colin Gardner Widower ref M6201 at St Andrew's Church Oxley Vic son of John Matthew Gardner and Isabella Laing of Bo'ness Lothiarne Shire Sct. Died 1941 Milawa Vic Buried Milawa Cemetry Vic
Grave Headstone Milawa Cemetry Vic In loving memory of our mother MARY GARDNER Born Castlemaine Vic 1856 Died Milawa vic 1941. Loving and Devoted Mother.
Children of Colin Gardner and Mary Gray
1. John Matthew Gardner Born 1858 at Hurdle Flat via Beechworth Vic. Married 1879 Mary Wilson Gray ref M3838 Milawa Vic Died 1933 Toowoomba Qld Buried Milawa Cemetry Vic
2. Isabella Laing (Bella) Gardner Born 1859 Spring Hill Farm nth Wangaratta ref B16626 Married 29 Nov 1882 Andrew Ferguson at Milawa ref M5727 son of John Ferguson and Grace Kerr Died 8 Jul 1911 Bulla Vic ref D7956 aged 52 yrs Buried Milawa Cemetry with husband Andrew and son Colin.
3. James Gray Gardner Born 31 May 1861 Oxley Vic ref B10754 Tea Tree Gardens Creek Milawa Vic Married 22 Apr 1884 Margaret Ferguson at brides parents home Oxley ref M2950 daughter of John Ferguson and Grace Kerr. Died 15 Jan 1937 aged 75yrs Buried Milawa Cemetry with wife Margaret.
4. Wilhelmina (Mina) Joan Gardner Born 1863 Oxley Vic ref B11255 Married 1886 Frederick Wright of Tullamaine Vic ref M3225 at Oxley Died 1948
5. Male Gardner Born 1865 Oxley Vic ref B12131 Unnamed presumed died at birth.
6. Christine Frances (Fanny) Gardner Born 1866 Homefarm Oxley Vic ref B10320 Married 5 Nov 1889 Frank May (Ray) Bancroft at Milawa Vic Died 30 Oct 1947 Wunghnu Vic Buried with husband at Wunghnu Cemetry Vic
7. Colin Campbell Gardner Born 1870 Oxley Vic ref B4359 1st marriage 1894 Jessie McClure 2nd marriage -- Chrissie Ryre Retired from Police Force as a Superintendent.
8. William Robert Hardie (Willie) Gardner Born 1876 Oxley Vic ref B4384. Died 16 Mar 1879 Milawa Vic ref D5818 aged 3yrs Buried Milawa Cemetery with mother Mary Gardner nee Gray.
9. Mary Agnes Ellen Gardner Born 1878 Oxley Vic ref B4343 Died 17 Mar 1878 Oxley Vic ref D2833 aged 6 months Buried Milawa Cemetery Vic with mother Mary Gardner nee Gray.
I hope this email gets to you in an order that you will understand.
By the way I have 4 Andrew Ferguson's in my research file? Regars Doug

Thomas and Selina Gardner

The Queen of England came Dec 1852 with (listed in age order) John Adult, Mary Gardner 35, Henry 32, Robert 25, Thomas 24, Selina 23, Henry 12, Susan 11, Ann 6, Mary 4, George 2, (To work out the relationships, need to view the passenger list)
Selina Durran was Christened 19 Oct 1831 dau of Ann and James Hopkins Durran, at Danbury Oxford UK - an Extracted record. Her parents may be Anne Allen wed 1818 to Jas Durran at Duns Tew, Oxford, UK (from the Groom Index of Oxfordshire Marriage Transcripts 1538-1837 compiled by JSW Gibson)
There is another who has the same parents listed on his death Index -
John Durran 1825 - 1899 #13854 aged 74, son of Ann Allan and John Durran, came aged 25 in Sep 1854 on the Joshua with Eleanor aged 22 and infant James who died 1854 #5867 aged 4 months. Eleanor died 1882 #5486 aged 50, dau of John Woodford. They lived at Geelong where another 10 children were born
Thomas Gardner wed Sep quarter 1852 to Selina Durran at Banbury District, Vol 3a, Page 941 (Banbury spans the borders of Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire)
Thomas Gardner 24 came as Unassisted Immigrants Dec 1852 on the Queen of England with Selina Gardner 23, maiden name Durran and lived at Ballarat, Sebastopol, Winters Flat
Selina Gardner died at Creswick, 1829 - 1887 #9826 aged 58, dau of Ann Heydon and Thomas Hop Durran
9 Children 1. Thomas James Gardener 1854 #697 at Chil (note surname variant)
2. John Henry Gardner 1856 #12676 - Selina's surname is shown as Durrin
3. Joseph Edward Gardner 1858 #6402
4. Martha Ann Gardner 1860 #13635
5. Charles Eustace Gardner 1862 #18886
6. Emma Eliza Gardner 1865 #1094
7. Julia Louisa Gardner 1867 #11111
8. George Frederick Gardner 1869 #25041
9. Alice Emily Gardner 1871 #26317
1. Thomas James Gardner 1854 #697 wed 1881 #374 to Mary Ann Keast 1856 #8364 and lived at Creswick
4 Children 1. Ernest John Gardner 1882 #1880
2. Myrtle May Gardner 1883 #8456
3. Albert Buckley Gardner 1885 #16938
4. Effie Irene Gardner 1887 #27647
5. Ruby Selina Gardner 1889 #30364 - 1889 #16144 lived 3 months
3. Joseph Edward Gardner 1858 #6402 wed 1885 #1175 to Elizabeth Jane Prout 1864 #1048 and lived at Creswick
10 Children 1. Alice Maud Gardner 1885 #24756
2. Selina May Gardner 1886 #25457
3. Marion Gardner 1888 #19630
4. Walt Edw Gardner 1890 #22054
5. Clarence Gardner 1891 #32225
6. Eva Gardner 1893 #11970
7. Jos Royce Gardner 1894 #11094
8. Cecil Victor Gardner 1896 #2691
9. Wm Geo Gardner 1897 #10327
10. Robt Neil Gardner 1900 #18202
4. Martha Ann Gardner 1860 #13635 wed 1888 #2564 to Samuel Hebbard 1866 #23899
5. Charles Eustace Gardner 1862 #18886 wed 1888 #3783 to Amy Maria Egglestone 1865 #8003 dau of Ann Waters and Jesse Egglestone born at Creswick, where next generation also lived
4 Children 1. Harold Chas Gardner 1889 #2581
2. Flor Amy Gardner 1890 #22057
3. Edith Gertrude Gardner 1893 #30818
4. Doris Elizth Gardner 1900 #25899
6. Emma Eliza Gardner 1865 #1094 wed 1895 #191 to Richard John Morrish born in UK
1 Child 1. Alston Carr Morrish 1896 #21038

George and Margaret Duncan


From on Friday, 3 June, 2011
HI ELIZA,
I am finding myself connected to this tree by William and Lillias Gardner and their son 5. John Harper Gardner married my Great Great Grandfathers sister Jane Thornton Duncan. What surprises me is a reference to a birth no. 10327 for another Gardner which I have for a Barbara Duncan who was born near Wyndham in 1865. Could you offer any info on this record?
Susan Duncan
Thankyou for writing to me.
The numbers you refer to are of this indexed birth
Barbara Duncan 1865,"10327 dau of Jane Duncan at Wynd
The numbers are the year, and then the item for that year.
In this case the birth of Barbara, dau of Jane Duncan and registered at Wyndham, which could be an old name for Werribee, is now a suburb of Werribee.
Jane Thornton Duncan from Fifeshire wed 1873 #811 to John Harper Gardner from Stirlingshire
Are you telling me that Jane, mother of Barbara in 1865, then wed John Harper Gardner in 1873?
Lovely to draw the lines between people.
Jane came to Australia in 1853 with her brother John and parents George Duncan and Margaret Dryburgh aboard the ‘Ivanhoe’. They were from Crail in Fifeshire where Georges’ father was a baker.
Your statement about Jane having Barbara in 1865 and marrying in 1873 is correct. She had Barbara at the age of 14 and I am yet to find a clue as to who may have been the father. Jane had five children to John Harper Gardner – Margaret, William, George, John and Peter (who was born in the same year his father died after falling from his cart and hitting a rock on the Tarneit Road). Sometime after this Jane moved to Trafalgar and I am still researching the details here.
My problem is I have 2 birth records for a Barbara Duncan with mother Jane Duncan, no father in 1865. I have paid for the copy of registration 19609 and this confirms that I have the right family as Janes’ father George registered the birth and her mother Margaret was the witness. This was at Wyndham 5 miles from where they lived, Deutgam.


Andrew Duncan 24 (born c1829)
and George Duncan 32 (born c1821) came as Unassisted Inward Passenger in Sep 1853 on the Ivanhoe with Margaret Duncan 26, (born c1826) John Duncan 4 and Jane Duncan 2
Margaret Duncan 1825 - 1897 #12529 aged 72 died at Essendon, dau of Jane Thornton and James Dryburgh
Andrew Duncan from Fife died 1855 #537 aged 22, parents unknown - which suggests George was not the Informant for his death certificate.

Barbara Duncan wed 1893 #4566 to Francis Robert and lived at Essendon
1. Francis Geo Robert 1897 #27835 - 1969 #4559 aged 71
2. Claude Lebrocq Robert 1895 - 1963 #15651 aged 68
3. Margt Dryburgh Robert 1900 #2953
4. Arthur Duncan Robert 1909 - 1925 #1706 aged 16

William and Lillias Gardner

William Gardner wed 25 Jul 1830 to Lilias Mcarthur at Saint Ninians, Stirling, Scotland
William Gardner 42 came July 1853 on the Ida as Assisted British Immigrants with Lillias MacArthur 42, 1810 - 1884 #3276 aged 74 dau of Margaret Bennie and Peter MacArthur died at Wyndham, and their 7 children plus daughter in law Laura
7 Children 1. William Gardner 21
2. Peter Gardener 19
3. Robert Gardener 17
4. Margt Gardener 15
5. John Gardener 11
6. Lillias Gardener 9, c1843, wed 1863 #1209 to Francis John Merry, no chn listed
7. Janet Gardener 5, 1847
1. William Gardner 21 came July 1853 on the Ida with Laura Hunter 19 and lived at Wyndham
9 Children 1. Christina Gardner 1855 #236
2. William Gardner 1856 #11703
3. Lilias Gardner 1859 #1629
4. Peter Gardner 1863 #17460
5. Margaret Gardner 1865 #25859
6. David Gardner 1869 #5943
7. John Gardner 1871 #6443
8. Robert Gardner 1874 #13114
9. Laura Gardner 1876 #26825
1. Christina Gardner wed 1873 #4633 to John Burns 1847 - 1877 #8631 aged 30 from Ireland, gave birthplace as Bangor when he wed, died at Wyndham
Christina Burns nee Gardner wed 1887 #1105 to William Johnston Watterson from Ireland and lived at Karramonus
3 Children 1. William John Burns 1874 #13115
2. Mary Elizabeth Burns 1875 #26763
3. Laura Helen Watterson 1888 #12610
3. Laura Helen Watterson 1888 #12610 wed c1910 to Robert Charles Purchase 1882 #12800
2. Peter Gardiner 19, c1832 wed 1855 #2515 to Isabella Mcintosh and lived in Kilmore, Pyalong
6 Children 1. Isabella Gardiner 1857 #683
2. Elizabeth Gardiner 1861 #15604
3. Margaret Gardiner 1863 #8562
4. William Gardiner 1865 #16138
5. Mary Ann Gardiner 1871 #25568
6. Andrew James Gardiner 1873 #19202
5. John Gardener 11 - John Harper Gardner from Stirlingshire, wed 1873 #811 to Jane Thornton Duncan from Fifeshire - see letter above.

William Gardner

Marriages Dec 1848 - William Gardner and Margaret Morris at Stourbridge Vol 18 page 660. The district Stourbridge spans the boundaries of the counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.
William Gardner 30 came Dec 1854 on the Sultana with Margaret Morris 31 and William 5, and lived at Carngham
6 Children 1. William Gardner 1849
2. Benjamin Edward Gardner 1856 #12670
3. John Gardner 1858 #12788
4. Margaret Gardner 1860 - 1861 #7210 lived 4 months
5. Catherine Emma Gardner 1863 #6705
6. Alfred Morris Gardner 1867 #20576
1. William Gardner 1849 from Worcestershire wed 1878 #3958 to Emily Hall and lived at Carngham
6 Children 1. Annie Gardner 1879 #14666
2. George Henry Gardner 1881 #14980
3. Charles Gardner 1883 #1270
4. Edward John Gardner 1884 #8076
5. Margaret Gardner 1886 #8869
6. Walter Gardner 1888 #9800
2. Benjamin Edward Gardner 1856 wed 1883 to Sarah Ann Burdett
5. Catherine Emma Gardner 1863 #6705 wed 1884 #128 to Alexander Edward 24 Aug 1834 Dundee, Angus, Scotland, and lived at Ballarat, 2 Children


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