Mary Jane Kilpatrick (Pollock) (1848-1924)

Mary Jane Kilpatrick was born in the locality of Teevickmoy or Tivockmoy in Donegal, Ireland. Here parents were George Kilpatrick and Janet Fairman. They were Protestants whose ancestors came from Scotland.

She married Alexander Pollock from nearby Liskeran Hill at the local market town of Stranorlar in 1870 and one month later left via England for Queensland on the ‘Young Australia’. They arrived in Moreton Bay (Brisbane) on 25 August 1870. Both Alexander and Mary Jane had close relatives who had earlier emigrated

The settled near Beaudesert close to related Donegal Pollocks, but soon moved to the Goulburn Valley in northern Victoria where Kilpatrick relatives had established farms.  The following Ulster-Scots families which settled in the Goulburn Valley were all from the same area of Donegal and inter-related Fairman, Crawford, Kilpatrick, Thompson, Baxter and Pollock.

Mary Jane’s brother Thomas Kilpatrick had first settled in the Goulburn Valley back in 1856, when we arrived with her uncles Robert Fairman Crawford and Richard Crawford  upon the ‘Mermaid’.

Mary Jane bore eight children, seven boys and one girl – with only five (all boys) surviving infancy. For more details of her life with Alexander Pollock in Australia and of her children – see the Pollock file. She died at Balldale in the southern Riverina on 16 September 1924 aged 76 years and is buried at Hopefield Cemetery.


George Kilpatrick (1810-1895)

George Kilpatrick was born in Donegal and married Janet Fairman (1810-1898) circa 1832 in Donegal. They were married for 62 years. His parents were:

  • John Kilpatrick
  • Mary Stewart

According to the Irish Tithe Applotment Survey of Raphoe in 1833 the following Kilpatrick men farmed at Tivockmoy:

  • John & Alexander Kilpatrick farmed an 18 acre plot
  • George Kilpatrick (16 acres)
  • Robert Kilpatrick (11 acres); and
  • Thomas Kilpatrick (39 acres).

George was a farmer in Donegal for most of his life. He arrived in Australia, as a relatively elderly man on 30 July 1874 with his wife, four children and other relatives aboard the ‘Great Britain’. Interestingly they were listed as English, rather than Scottish or Irish. Many of his children had already settled. George soon secured a farm at West Mooroopna in the Goulburn Valley where he remained until his death 31 October 1895. He is buried with his wife at Mooroopna. This online map from 1908 shows two adjoining blocks of 376 acres between Mooroopna North & Undera (once known as Mundoona) – belonging to M.J. Kilpatrick. This is his son’s farm and is likely to be where George & Janet had lived.

Janet Fairman (Kilpatrick) (1810-1898)


Janet Fairman was also born in Donegal. Her parents were:

  • Thomas John Fairman (ca. 1788 – his father was Matthew Fairman born ca.1735)
  • Elizabeth Crawford (1788-1871). She died at Drumnacross, Donegal. Drumnacross was a farming locality a couple of miles to the northeast of Liskeran Hill and just south of Drumkeen.

They were both born and buried in Donegal.

Janet Fairman was the eldest of ten children, including two others who emigrated to Victoria.  According to Alan Thompson, Janet Fairman’s younger brothers Robert Fairman Crawford and Richard Crawford changed their names to Crawford when they fled Ireland after ‘getting into trouble’ with the law.  It would seem that Richard’s nine month sentence was backdated to the date of his arrest in Feb 1855, which meant that he was released on or about 4 November 1855. Over the next fortnight, Richard, Robert (who was never caught) and their nephew Thomas Kilpatrick made their way to Liverpool to board the ‘Mermaid’ which disembarked at Melbourne on 11 Feb 1856. Janet’s siblings were were:

  • 1 Catherine Fairman (Thompson) (1815-1897). She married James Thompson (1811-1889 and lived in Sheskinapoll, Donegal. She died at Drumnacross 14 December 1897. They had 8 children, two girls who stayed in Ireland and six boys who migrated to Australia (probably on the Great Britain hip in 1874) and lived in northern Victoria:
    • 1.1 Samuel Thompson (1838-1904) who held 850 acres at Kaarimba. They had 3 children and left a considerable estate;
    • 1.2 Thomas John Thompson (1840-1914) who emigrated about 1866 and farmed at North Mooroopna, had 10 children and also left a large estate;
    • 1.3 William Thompson (1845-1916) farmed ‘Pine Vale’ at Yalca and had 12 children;
    • 1.4 James Thompson (1848-1915) farmed at Mooroopna and Kaarimba – had a family of seven in two marriages. His estate;
    • 1.5 Matthew Thompson (1851-1931) who settled at Yalca in 1877 for the rest of his life. There were 6 children; and
    • 1.6 Anthony Thompson (1855-1903) in 1876 was granted land at Yalca. The farm adjoined brother William’s. He died after being kicked by a horse.  He had 8 children from two marriages. See Alan Thompson’s website for more detail.
  • 2 Elizabeth Fairman (Armstrong) (about 1816-1875). She married George Armstrong and died in Stranorlar.
  • 3 Thomas Fairman (born about 1818)
  • 4 John Fairman (1819-11 Feb 1902). He stayed at Drumnacross. For more information see Alan Thompson’s website
  • 5 Matthew Fairman (1823-26 Oct 1900). He also stayed in Donegal. For more information see Alan Thompson’s website
  • 6 Robert Fairman Crawford (1825-1891).  He emigrated in 1856. Robert married Matilda Mary Hill (born in Killeshandra, Cavan, Ireland about 1839, died 14 October 1914) on 13 Apr 1858 in Brunswick. He had a hotel in Coburg before selecting a farm on the Undera Road, Mooroopna in about 1874. They also farmed at Pine Lodge near Shepparton and are both buried at Mooroopna.   Their children were:
    • 6.1 Thomas John Crawford (1859-1918). He married Annie Slessar (1864-1951) at Waaia in 1883. They lived at Pine Lodge and then moved into NSW to ‘Sussex Farm‘ on Nyrang Creek near Canowindra in about 1890, where he held horse racing meetings. They left in 1907 and settled at Quandong, a 2700 acre farm 10 miles from Narromine on the Backwater Road in 1911. Following Tom’s death five younger sons worked the farm. They suffered from a serious bushfire in 1921. Children were.
      • 6.1.1 Robert Slessar Crawford (1884 Yielima – 1951 Sydney). He married Euphemia Jane Riddell (1881-1962) in Victoria 1910.  They farmed ‘Miuna’ at Gunningbland near Forbes and moved to Castle Hill in Sydney about 1930 where he became a councillor.
      • 6.1.2 Annie Maude Crawford (1887 Waaia – 1979 Sydney). She married Gerard Livinge Reid (1887-1967) in 1916 at Narromine.  He was a school teacher.
      • 6.1.3 Thomas John Crawford (1889 Nathalia – 1986 Forbes). He was a ‘commission agent’ and served in WWI. He married Mildred Fraser Bennett (1889-1958) in Dulwich Hill 1920. He had an stock and station agency at Goolagong from 1917 and later farmed ‘Archdale’ at Wirrinya, was a shire councillor, and had an agency in Forbes.
      • 6.1.4 Ernest Rupert (Paddy) Crawford (1892 Canowindra – 1968 Narromine). He served in WW1 and married Janet Isabella McDonald (1895- 1981) at Canowindra in 1921. He farmed ‘Edendale’ at Narromine and was a shire councillor.
      • 6.1.5 Richard Percy (Dick) Crawford (1895 Molong – 10 June 1940 Narromine). He married Isabella (Belle) Maria (Marie) Golding (1906-1985) in 1926 at Narromine. They farmed ‘Willoughby’ and later ‘Lockwood’, Narromine.  He was also involved in stock and station agency work and machinery dealership.  Ill-health led to bankruptcy and an early death.
      • 6.1.6 William Joseph Crawford (1898 Cargo – 1977 Narrandera. He married Katherine Maude Ireland (1896-1967) in Sydney 1920.  They farmed at ‘Lismoyle’ near Narrandera and had a large family.
      • 6.1.7 Harold Fairman Crawford (7 March 1901 Narromine – 1957 Narromine). He married local lass Gladys Mildred Oates (1902-1978) at Narromine in 1928. They farmed at ‘Quandong’.  He was the Agricultural Show President in 1947-48 and presented a cup for the Gold Club.
      • 6.1.8 Walter Alexander Crawford (1903 Canowindra – 1954 Narromine). He married Jean Marie Berryman (1908-1966) at Narromine 1933 and later farmed ‘Woodside’. After a long illness he died 27 February 1954.
    • 6.2 William Crawford (1860-1930). He married Bessie Hyne (1857-1961) in 1914. They farmed at Yalca. He died at Nathalia.
      • 6.2.1 Elizabeth Ann Crawford (24 Feb 1884 Mooroopna – 25 Aug 1946 Temora; buried at Ungarie). Elizabeth married William Martin Diller (1883-1957) on 28 February 1911 in Victoria. They farmed at Yielima before moving to Barellan, South Yalgogrin and ‘Fairfield’, Ungarie all in NSW. They had four daughters.
      • 6.2.2 Robert Fairman Crawford (17 Sep 1886 Mooroopna – 5 Apr 1922 Finley). He married Amy Beatrice Coram (1887-1948) on 25 January 1911 in Victoria. They farmed ‘Pine Vale’ near Finley. Robert who died from burns fighting a bushfire had the largest funeral in Finley to that date, while Amy, died following a rail accident at Harden. She brought up six children.
      • 6.2.3 William Hyne Crawford (16 Aug 1888 Barwo (Nathalia) – 14 Jul 1958 Kilmore). He married Ruby Jane Stanley Tyrer (1891-25 January 1916) on 17 Feb 1915 Nathalia. She died in childbirth. William next married Alice May Himbury (1896-1969) 28 Feb 1920 in St Kilda. William was a farmer at Yalca and then nearer Melbourne, but later in life was the publican at Nyah West and Broadford.
      • 6.2.4 Thomas John Crawford (13 Nov 1890 Barwo (Nathalia) – 31 Aug 1972 Sandringham). Thomas married Winifred Elizabeth Browning (1898-1963), Sep 1919 in Victoria.
      • 6.2.5 Ethel May Frances Crawford (21 Jan 1893 Barwo (Nathalia) – 14 May 1992 Narromine). Ethel married Henry Kinsey (1886-1972) 15 Mar 1916 in Nathalia. They farmed at Trangie.
      • 6.2.6 Bessie Hyne Crawford (10 Jul 1895 Barwo (Nathalia) – 5 Jun 1976 Echuca. Bessie married Henry George Mitchell (1894-1972),n 27 Mar 1918 in Nathalia.
      • 6.2.7 Charles Ernest Matthew James Crawford (24 Sep 1897 Barwo (Nathalia) – 22 Sep 1898 in Yalca) He is buried in Nathalia.
      • 6.2.8 Richard Hyne Crawford (28 Jul 1899 Yalca – 11 Mar 1906). He died when he fell from a wagon aged seven. He is buried at Nathalia.
      • 6.2.9 Charles Ernest Crawford (1903 – 19 Sep 1904 Nathalia).
      • 6.2.10 Percival Matthew Crawford (25 Feb 1904 Yalca – 1 Nov 1940 in Melbourne). He was buried at Nathalia.
    • 6.3 Richard Crawford (1862-1917). In 1914 he farmed at Picola. He died at Nathalia.
    • 6.4 Elizabeth Crawford (Thomas) (1864-1950). They farmed at Back Yamma, near Forbes. Died at Mosman.
    • 6.5 Robert George Crawford (1870-1975). Died Pine Lodge. Not mentioned at mother’s death.
    • 6.6 Charles Ernest Matthew Crawford (1875-1957). Known as Ernest.  He farmed at Coolamon and died there in 1957.
  • 7 Nancy Fairman (1828-?). Maybe died young.
  • 8 Mary Fairman (1830-?). Maybe died young
  • 9 Richard Crawford (1832-1904).  He emigrated in 1856. Richard married Hanorah Delaney (1866-1919) at Emerald Hill. They later farmed at Mansfield. Their children were:
    • 9.1 Elizabeth Crawford (1866-1873). Died at Maindample, Victoria
    • 9.2 Catherine Fairman Crawford (1868-1928). Died at Footscary
    • 9.3 Jane Crawford (1870-1873). Died at Maindample
    • 9.4 Mary Ann Crawford (about 1872-1939). Died at Dandenong, buried at Mansfield.
    • 9.5 Thomas John Crawford (1874-1937) Died at Crows Nest, NSW
    • 9.6 Elizabeth Jane Crawford (1877-1966). Died at Mount Lawley, WA
    • 9.7 Ellen Crawford (1879-1967) Died at Alexandra.
    • 9.8 Jane Susan Crawford (1882-1968). Died in Malvern
    • 9.9 Matthew Crawford (1882-1883) Died at Black Swamp, Victoria.
    • 9.10 Richard Crawford (1883-1884) Died at Nillahcootie, Victoria.
    • 9.11 Unnamed Crawford was born and died 1885.
    • 9.12 Richard Crawford (1887-1948). Died at Lake Cargelligo

Janet died 6 February 1898 at the home of her daughter Mary Jane Kilpatrick (then Pollock) at Kyabram, where she had been living for three years since her husband’s death.

More information on earlier descendents of Janet Fairman can be found at Alan Thompson’s excellent site on Fairman family history.


The Kilpatricks in Ireland

Kilpatricks had resided in the Teevickmoy area for a very long time. According to Pynnar’s Survey of the Land Grants Given in 1608, Barony of Raphoe, Peter Benson was granted 1500 acres of land in Dongegal and on May 1, 1616 he leased several portions of his lands as follows ‘–Qr. of Tevickmoy to Sir Ralph Bingley, Robert Kilpatterick, James Kilpatterick, and Archiband McMathe’.

Crawford, Kilpatrick, Stewart Families and the Plantation

In the 1631 Muster Rolls of Donegal Protestants who could be called to arms, Crawford (sometimes Crafford), Kilpatrick (Kirkpatrick) and Stewart (Steward) were common names in the Raphoe Barony as well as in the earlier Pynnar’s Survey.

The online 19th century family history of the Crawfords of Donegal, while it doesn’t directly link with Elizabeth Crawford – it is a very interesting resource on the Plantations and the links back to Scotland. It mentions, on page 33: John Crawford of Lischieran [Liskeran] in the parish of Stranorlar, another grandson of Alexander Crawford of “The Point”, who is described in the Act of Attainder of James II (1689) as John Crafford, gent, Co. Donegal.

The Tithe Applotment Survey of 1833 lists the following Crawfords at Tivickmoy: James Crawford (either two blocks of land or 2 James Crawfords); and a plot of 75 acres farmed by John and Andrew Crawford.  It also lists the following Kilpatricks at Tivickmoy: George (16 acres); Robert (11 acres); Thomas (39 acres); and Alexander and John (18 acres). Also a Robert Kilpatrick at nearby Dunwilley (15 acres).

The 1857 Griffith’s Valuation lists George, David and James Kilpatrick on 3 separate farms at Tivickmoy.

The Children of George Kilpatrick (1810-1895) and Janet Fairman (Kilpatrick) (1810-1898)

1 Mary Kilpatrick (about 1834-?). Listed by informant Kaye Kilpatrick as firstborn. It is likely she died young as her name was ‘re-used’ for sister Mary Jane.

2 Thomas Kilpatrick (1836-1904). Mary Jane’s brother, Thomas Kilpatrick (1836-1904), was the key figure in the migration of the Kilpatricks and others (perhaps including the Pollocks) to Australia. According to his obituary he started as a young man in the cattle business between the Irish and English markets with considerable success. He journeyed to Victoria on the ‘Mermaid’ arriving in February 1856. He spent three to four years ‘colonial roughing’ before returning to Ireland to marry Esther (Hester) Wilson (1836-1920) and re-enter the cattle business at Stranorlar for about 14 years. He returned to Victoria for good in 1874 bringing with him his parents, his wife and family and a number of other relatives. In 1875 he selected land in the Goulburn Valley at Kaarimba. This map of Kaarimba from 1884 shows Thomas Kilpatrick’s farm of 320 acres between Kaarimba and Waaia. However he soon moved back to business at nearby Numurkah as an auctioneer and grain buyer in the firm of Kilpatrick, Farrell and Co.. He then established the firm of Kilpatrick and Co. at Nathalia, and was well known as an auctioneer. Esther died in July 1920 at her son Richard’s house at Numurkah [The Argus 31 July 1920].

Thomas & Esther Kilpatrick with family (in about 1900). From bacl left: Thomas, Richard, Mat William, George, Elisa Jane, Thomas, Esther.
Thomas & Esther Kilpatrick with surviving children (in about 1900). From back left: Thomas John (1861-1934), Richard Thomas (1878-1947), Matthew (1873-1949), William James (1862-1904), George (1868-1916), Eliza Jane (Campbell)(1864-1917), Thomas and Esther. Source:

Thomas and Esther had nine children:

2.1 Eliza Jane Kilpatrick (1860-1865). She was born and died in Donegal.

2.2 Thomas John Kilpatrick (1861-1934). He came to Victoria with his father. Thomas (Jr), better known as ‘Kil’ and later ‘Old Kil’, was a significant pioneer and benefactor in far north Queensland. In 1887 he managed Swallow and Ariell’s sugar mill at Cairns. However soon moved on to become a leading cattle man. He established a butter factory at Daintree near Mareeba, and was a local government councillor for 30 years. He has been dubbed the King of the Gulf. Linked is a most interesting obituary, as is this one also. He did not marry.

2.3 William James Kilpatrick (1862-1904). Known as ‘Willie Kil’ He came to Victoria with his parents in 1874. In 1891 he married Sarah Jane Baxter (1871-1948) from a neighbouring farm (daughter of John Baxter and Catherine Shirlow). He died 7 January 1904 at his residence ‘Arizona’, Nathalia from tuberculosis, leaving an estate of £8646. Sarah Jane remarried to James Richard Gracey in 1907. William and Sarah Jane’s children included:

2.3.1 Catherine Shirlow Kilpatrick (Richardson) (1892-1962). Born at Barwo (Nathalia), she married Albert Arthur Richardson (1887-1958) in 1912 at Nathalia. They lived in Melbourne where he was a builder. She died in Cheltenham, Vic. Their children included: Ira Richardson (1914-1931) and George Gordon Richardson (1915-1973).

2.3.2 Thomas John Leslie (Les) Kilpatrick (1894-1972). He seems to have been christened the above name but then recorded as Leslie John Kilpatrick. Born at Barwo (Nathalia) he married Grace Mildred Dunn in 1915 (1893-1935) at Carlton in a quiet wedding as Leslie was going into the army. He was soon discharged, having knee problems. He died at Malvern.

2.4 Eliza Jane Kilpatrick (1864-1917). Name reused. Born in Donegal and coming to Australia in 1974, she married John Campbell (1857-1915) in 1891. His interesting obituary. They lived at “Roseneath”, Bunbartha. The address is also given as neighbouring Tallygaroopna. Eliza Jane died at Tallygaroopna 21 October 1917. They had five children:

2.4.1 Janet Aitchison Campbell (Bashford) (1892-1962). She married Sidney Bashford (1887-1935). They lived at Oaklands in the Riverina.

2.4.2 Esther Wilson Campbell (1894-1974). She was a career nurse rising to matron at Fairfield Hospital. She died at Brighton.

2.4.3 Jean Aitchison Campbell (Higgins) (1896-1983). A high school teacher she married Edward Valentine Bindon Higgins (1887-1981). Wedding notice from 1921. She died at Hampton. They had perhaps four children.

2.4.4 James Campbell (1898-1970). He married Jessie Stewart Guthrie in 1929. They farmed at Strathmerton. He died at Shepparton.

2.4.5 Thomas William Campbell (1902-1959). He married Rita Ray in 1926 and was a pharmacist. They had two children. He died at Wangaratta.

2.5 George Kilpatrick (1868-1916). Born 18 Feb 1868 in Donegal, he married Maria Myrtle Hatty (1879-1909) in 1897 at Jerilderie. He farmed ‘Cultowa’ near Berrigan and later ‘Maxwelton’, 2 miles north of Oaklands. Maria died in 1909 and George remarried to Lillian Elizabeth Hutchinson, of Nathalia, aged 28 in 1912. He died aged 47 on 10 August 1916 at Oaklands after some years of poor health. An obituary.  The three children to Maria all died young: Thomas William Kilpatrick (1900-1922); Georgina Kilpatrick (1902-1902) & Alexander Kilpatrick (1904-1904).

2.6 Matthew Kilpatrick (1873-1949). Born 8 Dec 1873 in Donegal he arrived in Victoria still an infant. Initially farming at Kaarimba, he like brother George, farmed in the Berrigan/Oaklands district, initially at Clear Hills and later at ‘Ullina Park’ about five kilometres northeast of Oaklands. There is a Kilpatrick’s Lane adjoining the property. He married Fanny Jane Pyke (1878-1919), known as Annie, at Berrigan in 1898.

After Annie died in 1919 a white marble tablet was erected in 1919 by the Oaklands Red Cross Society outside the Presbyterian church in her honour.

Matthew Kilpatrick became a politician. He was the member for Murray in the NSW Legislative Assembly from 1920-1927 and for Wagga from 1927-1941. He was the Country Party whip for some time. He was defeated at the 1941 election.

Matthew remarried to Mary Black (1889-1960) in Sydney 3 Oct 1921. I believe she was born in Hungary and may have come to Australia via the US. Her original name may have been Vilc Mari Black or Antal. She may have previously married a Mr Becker.  Matthew died 13 January 1949. Obituary here. Entry from the Parliament of NSW website.

Alfred S. Henry and Matthew Kilpatrick holding the pelt of the largest dingo ever caught, at that time. Source: Trove

Alfred S. Henry and Matthew Kilpatrick (right) holding the pelt of the largest dingo ever caught, at that time. Source: Trove

Children with Fanny Jane Pyke:

2.6.1 Trilma Wilson Kilpatrick (1900-1904)

2.6.2 Doris May Kilpatrick (1901-1925). Doris married Syd Bashford (1887-1935) of Urana at Oaklands in 1921. They had a daughter, Audrey born 26 August 1923.  After Doris passed away in 1925 Syd remarried but died in a dam accident in 1935.  The family then moved to Corowa. Audrey served as an aircraftwoman in the RAAF during the war.

2.6.3 Elma (Alma) Wilson Kilpatrick (Carlton) (1906-1965)
She married William Mynott Carlton and lived in Cairns

2.6.4 Mathew Anzac Kilpatrick (1915-1997). He married Joan Winifred Partis (1920-1992) at Shepparton in 1938. He served in the RAAF and was a livestock auctioneer.

2.6.5 Gwyneth (Gwen) Marne Kilpatrick (Baxter) (1919-2004. She married a Mr D.C. Baxter and lived at Wagga.

Children with Mary/Vilc/Vilma/ are:

2.6.6 Joan Frances Kathleen Kilpatrick  (Williams) (1922-1995). She married Ronald Thomas Williams (1914-2001) in 1947. He was a professional singer. She is also listed as Joan Katinka Williams. They later lived in Bowraville. She died 19 May 1995.

2.6.7 Murray Anthony Thomas Kilpatrick (1924-2008). Known as Anthony, he lived in Randwick

2.6.8 Esther (Elsie) Elizabeth Rosemarie Kilpatrick (1926-1984). She married an American Ray Eugene Irvin (1922-1965) in 1944 and divorced him in 1949. She married again in 1953.

2.7 Mary Ann (Kissy) Kilpatrick (1876-1898). Born in Victoria, she suffered from tuberculosis and died 21 June 1898 at Kyabram. She is buried at Nathalia.

2.8 Richard Thomas Kilpatrick (1878-1947). He become a Member of the Legislative Council for Shepparton from 1928 to 1946. Richard Thomas Kilpatrick – a brief obituary. Entry from the Victorian Parliament website. He died 12 March 1947 at Shepparton. His wife was Margaret Culliton and children included:

2.8.1 Eileen Wilson Kilpatrick (Bowyer). Known as Bon. She married Sidney Arther Bowyer in 1951.

2.8.2 Mary Jane Kilpatrick (Furphy). Known as Carmel. She became Mrs J.S. Furphy – ie John Seely Furphy of water carts fame.

2.8.3 Isobel Kilpatrick (Spring). Known as Bobbie, she was Mrs Emmet Spring.

2.9 Charles Wilson Kilpatrick (1881-1883). He died a toddler at Kaarimba

3 John Kilpatrick. (circa 1840- ?). Likely also to have died young.

4 Matthew James Kilpatrick (1843-1911). He was granted land at Mooroopna in 1872. He married Maysie Wemyss (1857/9 – 6 January 1919) in 1879. They were farmers at North Mooroopna in the Goulburn Valley, arriving with “Messers Thompson and Baxter”. He died at 21 Jan 1911. Maysie later lived at Toolamba with son Robert Kilpatrick. They had six children, although two died in infancy:

4.1 Charles Kilpatrick (1880-1961)

4.2 Jeanette Kilpatrick (Cass) (1882-1963). She married John William Cass (1871-1949) in 1905 at Mooroopna. They had six children: Edward, Maisie, Matthew, Desmond, Kathleen and Patricia.

4.3 George Kilpatrick (1885-1962). Fought in WW1. He married Annabel Marie McGilvray Randall (1888-1962) at Undera in 1911. In 1916 he was a train driver living in Moreland, Melbourne. Their children were:

4.3.1 Sheila Isobel Kilpatrick (1911-1988). She married Raymond William Lambert (1907-1987) at Coburg in 1937.

4.3.2 George Kilpatrick (1912-1991). He married Alice Minnie McLeod (1911-2002) at Brunswick in 1938.  He was a butcher in Melbourne and later had a farm at Tongala.

4.3.3 Matthew James Kilpatrick (1914-1991).

4.3.4 Thomas Trevor Kilpatrick (1916-1988).

4.4 Matthew James Kilpatrick (1887-1890). Died 18 April 1890 aged 3 years. Buried with parents at Mooroopna.

4.5 Robert Kilpatrick (1892-1973). Robert married Jean Bunn in 1917

4.6 Richard Kilpatrick (1895-1895). Died 10 May 1895 aged 1 day. Buried with parents.

5 Mary Jane Kilpatrick (1848-1924). 
She married Alexander Pollock at Stranorlar, Donegal in 1870 and one month later left via England for Queensland on the ‘Young Australia’. They arrived in Moreton Bay (Brisbane) on 25 August 1870. Both Alexander and Mary Jane had close relatives who had earlier emigrated.

They settled near Beaudesert close to related Donegal Pollocks, but soon moved to Northern Victoria.

Mary Jane bore eight children, seven boys and one girl – with only five (all boys) surviving infancy. For more details of her life with Alexander Pollock in Australia and of her children – see the Pollock file. She died at Balldale in the southern Riverina on the 16 September 1924 aged 76 years and is buried at Hopefield Cemetery.

6 Elizabeth Kilpatrick (Wilson) (1854-1943). She married Glasgow-born John Bruce Wilson (1851-1925). They initially farmed in the Goulburn Valley before moving into NSW to farm between Finley and Berrigan (1894) and Boree Creek near Lockhart (1902). Her obituary. They had a large family:

6.1 Janet Wilson (1875-1955)

6.2 Thomas Wilson (1875-1941)

6.3 Rebecca Catherine Wilson (1879-1881)

6.4 George Wilson (1881-1970)

6.5 Rebecca Wilson (1882-1882)

6.6 John Wilson (1883-?)

6.7 Matthew S. Wilson (1885-1971)

6.8 Elizabeth Wilson (1886-1891)

6.9 Margaret Elizabeth Wilson (1889-1971)

6.10 James Wilson (1891-)

6.11 William Wilson (1893-?)

6.12 Mungo Kavanagh Wilson (1895-1975)

7 Catherine (Cassie) Ann Kilpatrick (Swan) (1857-1899). She married William Swan (1845-1894) at Echuca, Victoria in 1877. He died at Mundoona on 4 Dec 1894, aged 49. Cassie died in the Tocumwal district in 1899. Their children are:

7.1 William Henry Swan (1878-1948). Born at Mundoona, he married Gertrude Constance Dent (1882-1958) in 1909. He died in Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand in 1948. They had no children.

7.2 Anne Elizabeth Swan (Maher) (1880-1956). Born at Mundoona, she married Martin Clement Leo Maher (1874-1959) in 1905. She died at Griffith. Their children included:

7.2.1 Michael William Maher (1906-1990)

7.2.2 Bridget Mary Maher (1908-1990)

7.2.3 John Clement Leo Maher (1909-1964)

7.2.4 William Joseph Maher (1911-?)

7.2.5 Catherine Alice Maher (1913-1936)

7.2.6 Mary Estelle May Maher (1916-?)

7.3 Fanny Louisa Swan (1881-1901), Born at Mundoona, she died at Mooroopna in 1901.

7.4 Janet Swan (Lee) (1884-1957). Born at Kaarimba, she married Edward Lee (1886-1941) in 1910. She died at Cobram in 1957. Their children included:

7.4.1 Kathleen Jean Lee (1911-1932)

7.4.2 Elizabeth Lee (1912-1984)

7.4.3 Esther Lee (Whitby) (1914-1989). She married Wilfred George Whitby (1909-1980). She died at Nambour.

7.4.4 Frederick Lee (1917-1988)

7.5 George Swan (1886-1886). Born and died at Numurkah

7.6 Esther (Ettie) Swan (Pollock) (1887-1974). She married cousin Tom Pollock. See that site for more information.

7.7 Margaret Alice Swan (Brett) (1890-1958). Born in Numurkah she married Richard Lenoir (1885-1976) in 1916. He changed his name by deed poll to Richard Lenore Brett following their marriage. She died at Mitcham in 1958. Their children included:

7.7.1 Richard Lenore Brett (1917-1995)

7.7.2 Arthur Corrin Brett (1920-1976)

7.7.3 Frederic Alan Brett (1922-2001)

7.7.4 John Raymond Brett (1925-2001)

7.7.5 Mavis (Kay) Brett (1928-1977)

7.7.6 Robert William Brett (1937-?)


Thanks to Kaye Kilpatrick, Fiona Brett and Alan Thompson

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