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Henry Mcgregor

Henry Mcgregor wed 1845 #4981 to Frances Ann Eldridge at St James CofE Melbourne and lived at Collingwood
8 Children 1. Sarah Elizabeth Mcgregor 1846 #14872
2. William Henry Mcgregor 1848 #15794
3. Frederick William Mcgregor 1850 #16690
4. Marian Mcgregor 1853 #18096
5. Jesse Jane Mcgregor 1853 #18097 - 1853 #1593 lived 8 months
6. Henry Westeham Mcgregor 1855 #19161
7. Harriet Ann Mcgregor 1856 #11563
8. James Fitzroy Mcgregor 1860 #11610
1. Sarah Elizabeth Mcgregor 1846 #14872 wed 1863 #2314 to John Morrow 1831 - 1868 #7236 aged 37 son of Frances Young and John Morrow born at Tyro
Sarah Elizabeth Morrow wed 1884 #603 to Edmund Brown
3 Children 1. Francis Henry Morrow 1865 #1550
2. Emily Priscilla Morrow 1866 #10477 - 1866 #11675 lived 11 months
3. John Hamilton Morrow 1869 #1619
4. Marion Mcgregor 1854 wed 1875 to James Crewther

William McGuigan

William McGuigan came c1859 with Margaret McMinn lived at Plenty, Merton then Whittlesea
5 children 1. Margaret McGuigan 1860 #2040
2. Jane McGuigan 1863 #17764 wed 1870 #5 to William Henry Welsh
3. William McGuigan 1865 #19083 - 1877 #3 lived 12 years
4. Elizabeth McGuigan 1866 #23054
5. Thomas Robert McGuigan 1869 #23931
1. Margt McGuigan wed 1885 #1599 to Robert John Almond 1858 #4608 9 children
2. Jane McGuigan 1863 #17764 wed 1870 #5 to William Henry Welsh and lived at Ararat
6 children 1. Thomas Welsh 1871 #19709
2. Catherine Jane Maud Welsh 1873 #11878
3. Eleanor Welsh 1875 #18582
4. Lucinda Welsh 1877 #12698 - 1879 #2692 lived 3 years
5. Maria Welsh 1879 #20532
6. Beatrice Welsh 1882 #13301

Alexander Wright McGuiness

Alexander Wright McGuiness (sometimes McGuinness) 1846 - 1909 #7092 aged 63, son of Mary Anne and James McGuiness, from Bridgewood NSW wed 1868 #2 to Sarah Brown and lived at Ararat then Warack.
11 Children 1. Henry Mcguiness 1869 #111 lived 1 day
2. James Allanson Mcguiness 1870 #133
3. William Thomas Mcguiness 1872 #13363
4. Henrietta Amelia Mcguiness 1874 #26485
5. Alexandra Maria Mcguiness 1876 #26498
6. Ellen Georgina Mcguinness 1881 - 1886 #11427 aged 5 years
7. Martha Clarissa Mcguinness 1883 #13210
8. Sarah Alice May Mcguiness 1885 #14313 wed 1908 #1412 to George Cox
9. Alexander Leonard Mcguiness 1887 #32740 wed 1912 #1849 to Cath Arm Mathieson
10. Geo Hector Mcguiness 1890 #18327 - 1913 #2105 aged 22
11. Cyrus Patron Mcguinness 1894 #33782
4. Hetta Amelia McGuiness 1876 - 1944 #1161 aged 68, died at St Kilda, wed 1897 #5943 to Frederick Tassell 1872 #27221 - 1932 #5539 aged 59, and lived at Colac, 6 Children

David Mcharry


From on Tuesday, 28 September, 2010
Dear Elizabeth
Thankyou for your imformation about the McHarry family. I am a beginer at collecting information but can add to yours , I am a decendent of Mary Matha Hale who married Adam James Mcharry .
I hope I am correct but here is my findings and family
Mary Matha Hale 1975-1909 wed Adam James Mcharry 1873-1946
1. Mable Seline Mcharry 1897-1924
2. Ronald James Mcharry 1901-1976
3. David Henry Mcharry 1902-
4. Mary Marget Mcharry 1909-1909
5. Ronald James Mcharry 1901-1976 wed Ivy Vina Pahlow, who are my grand parents, and they had 2 children,
1. Betty Lorraine
2. Shirly Mavis
I hope this helps you and thanks for you help, Leigh Humphreys Grey
Google produced pages from a Book called Timber Processors, Brick Makers, Lime Burners, Stonemasons, Hide Processors and A Rope Maker
and on page 150
David McHarry was one one of the Lara lime burners. McHarry was born in the north of Ireland and about 1855 aged 21 he immigrated to Victoria. He was a blacksmith by trade but found work .. drocving .. gold mining .. usually things he did not enjoy, went to New Zealand, returned and wed Margaret Millidge who had a dairy farm at Duck Ponds, and started his own lime business in Lara
Ebenezer Milledge died 1848 #24029 aged 38, buried by Church of England, Christ Church, Geelong From a FamilyTree page, for Thomas William Milledge
Ebenezer William Milledge married Johana Oates.
Son Thomas William Milledge, b. 1842, Williamstown, Vic, d. 3 April 1894, Lara, Vic, wed 29 June 1868 to Alice Boxer at Coleraine, Vic and had 13 children


David Mcharry and Margaret Jane Milledge, who may be Margaret Milledge born at Williamstown, daughter of Joanna and Ebenezer Millage christened 1843 #13081 at Church of England, St James, Melbourne
14 Children 1. David McHarry 1861 #21163
2. Mary Ann McHarry 1865 #2059
3. Martha McHarry 1866 #20938
4. Samuel Jardine McHarry 1869 #1978
5. Margaret Jane McHarry 1871 #8615 - 1897 #5739 aged 26
6. Adam James McHarry 1873 #3084 born at Hovell's Creek
7. Esther McHarry 1874 #15297
8. John Thomas McHarry 1876 #3652 born at Corio
9. Elizabeth Annie McHarry 1877 #9894
10. Frederick Henry McHarry 1879 #10272 - 1879 #5291 lived 1 month, born at Lara
11. Richard McHarry 1880 #9873 - 1880 #4681 lived 1 day
12. Alice May McHarry 1881 #17698
13. Maria McHarry 1884 #10567 14. Victor McHarry 1889 #23256
1. David McHarry 1861 #21163 wed 1886 #5590 to Mary Josephine Hannan and first child is Margaret Mary McHarry 1888 #4269, born at Lara
2. Mary Ann McHarry 1865 #2059 wed 1886 #5592 to Charles William Tayler, first child a son David Charles Taylor 1887 #29617, born at Lara
3. Martha McHarry 1866 #20938 wed 1888 #7994 to John Mcdonald
4. Samuel Jardine Mcharry born 22 FEB 1869 in Duck Ponds, Victoria, Australia, and died 1946 in Nagambie, Victoria, Australia. He wed 06 FEB 1895 #936 in Victoria, Australia, to Edith Adeline MATTHEWS born 1875 in Mount Moriac, Victoria, Australia, and died 14 MAY 1950 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
6. Adam James McHarry 1873 #3084 born at Hovell's Creek wed 1896 #3051 to Mary Martha Hale 1875 #1151 and lived at Lara
2 Children 1. Mabel Selina McHarry 1897 #20545
2. Ronal James McHarry 1901 #12379
12. Alice May McHarry born on 18 Sep 1881 wed Charles Victor Dyer and had 4 children

William McHenry

William McHenry 1834 - 1894 #11901 aged 61, died at Ballarat Hospital, came June 1850 on the Bussorah Merchant with Ann Black 1825 - 1900 #4409 aged 75, and lived at Ballarat
5 Children 1. John McHenry 1854 - 1925 #5292 aged 71
2. Mary Ann McHenry 1856 #8177
3. Margaret McHenry 1858 #1850
4. William McHenry 1860 #8185 - 1901 #4377 aged 40 died at Ballarat
5. James McHenry 1862 #12248
The ship the McHenry's came out in does have some documentation as it was quarantined in Victoria. John had a job to come to in Victoria, a slaughterhouse which makes me think he was a farmer. Mary Blayney is the daughter of Edward Blayney from Ballarat.
William McHenry of Ballarat wed Ann Black & his son John are my great & great grandparents, but I have John McHenry wed 1881 #4886 to Mary Blayney/Blaney 1858 - 1930 #9560 aged 72, daughter of Cath O'Gorman and Edward Blayney died at Footscray Children were born at Ballarat till 1887, then at Footscray
10 Children 1. William Randle McHenry 1882 #20645 lived 2 months
2. Mary McHenry 1885 #23053
3. Catherine McHenry 1883 #21244 wed 1905 #867 to Eugene Bresnan
4. Edward Blayney McHenry 1887 #25695
5. John Francis McHenry 1889 #24127
6. Herbert Vincent McHenry 1891 #12654
7. Maurice Alex McHenry 1893 #3799
8. Martin Thos McHenry 1894 #29324 - 1946 #881 aged 51
9. Philip Constantine McHenry 1896 #11653 - 1952 #13969 aged 56
10. James Joseph Laurence McHenry 1900 #3280
3. Margaret McHenry 1858 #1850 wed 1880 #1346 to Andrew Wilson Veitch

More McHenry pioneers

Shipping records for Assisted British Immigrants to Victoria
Mchenry Daniel 22 (Born 1828) Jun 1850 Bussorah Merchant
Mary McPherson emigrated to Australia on the Bussorah Merchant, along with her parents, Donald and Flora, brothers Archibald and Allan and sisters Catherine and Sarah. Also on board was Mary's married sister, Margaret Gillies accompanied by her husband, Archibald and their children Angus, Alexander and John. John Gillies died at sea on the 8th February 1850, aged one year, soon after leaving Plymouth. This would have saddened the family considerably on their long journey to their new home.
The Bussorah Merchant sailed from Plymouth, England on the 3rd of February 1850 and arrived Geelong, Victoria on the 26th June 1850.
Mchenry William 20 (born 1832) and Mchenry Ann 23 (born 1829) Sep 1852 Bourneup
Mchenry Margt 23 (born 1831) Jan 1854 Wanata

Shipping records for Oliver Lang came Aug 1855 with 423 Unassisted Immigrants to Victoria
Mchenry Jos 35 (born 1820) and Mchenry ---- Mrs 35 (born 1820) with Mchenry Mary A 11 (born 1844)
Mchenry Jas 30 (born 1825) and Mchenry John 28 (born 1827)

Mchenry Jno 1865 - 1919 #10026 aged 54 son of John Mchenry and Martha Robinson died at Wonthaggi
There are more men named John McHenry.

Court records French v. McHenry in the Supreme Court of New South Wales with Justice Dowling J., 9 July 1832 Source: Sydney Gazette, 10 July 1832. The plaintiff in this case was Charles French; the defendant John M'Henry and both built a dam and mill on the Nepean river, with Mr. M'Henry's mill stopped the water; until the rains came. The Assessors intimated that they were satisfied, and found a verdict for the plaintiff, - damages 21
John McHenry had convicts in his employ 1825
McHenry, John . . . . . . . . 3133 in 1821
1823 30 June Land grant to John McHenry of 1600 acres south of the Great Western Highway.
1881 Part of John MacHenry's land is subdivided as the Mountain View Estate.
CASTLEREAGH One of the earliest mills in the Penrith district was a water-driven flour mill built on the banks of the Nepean River at Castlereagh by Mr. John McHENRY in 1834. The mill was operated by a Mr. BELL, then by the ALLEN family until it was demolished in 1872.

John McHenry wed c1887 to Sophia Peters and lived at Clunes
8 children 1. Annie McHenry 1888 #9015
2. Alf Jno McHenry 1893 #8230 lived 21 days
3. Alfred John McHenry 1893 #18459
4. Thomas Frazer McHenry 1895 #24323
5. Albt Victor Norman McHenry 1898 #2247
6. Herbt Jas McHenry 1901 #18069
7. Raymond Clifford McHenry 1903 #16981
8. Angnetta Ruth McHenry 1906 #2090

Robert McHutchison

Robert McHutchison from Scotland wed 1872 #2162 to Mary Evans lived at Sebastopol, Broomfield
7 Children 1. Isabella McHutchison 1872 #19644
2. Evan Lewis McHutchison 1873 #27063
3. George Victor McHutchison 1882 #10931
4. Norman McHutchison 1884 #7498
5. Edwin McHutchison 1886 #8246
6. Percival Charles McHutchison 1888 #9014
7. Mary Maud McHutchison 1890 - 1970 #28809 aged 80
7. Mary Maud McHutchison 1890 - 1970 #28809 aged 80, wed 1915 #2073 to Oswald John Alexander Forrester 1888 #10164 - 1963 #21712 aged 73,


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