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Re: BARRIE William Watson 1861 look up
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 22 September 13 03:27 BST (UK) »

 I think Betsy married James Smith FORREST n 1863 - cannot find any children on IGI though.

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Kiwi

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My wife is a descendant of James & Betsy FORREST (nee Barrie). As far as we know, they were married 17 Feb 1863, & then migrated to Australia. They settled in southern New South Wales and had the following children:-
Elizabeth Agnes 1864 - 1944
Alexander James 1865 - 1947
William Barrie 1869 - 1925
Harold John 1870 - 1942
Alice Annie Skein 1873 - 1895
Lillian Vida 1877 - 1949

Abbreviating further history,
Harold John married Agnes Maria Roberts in 1899. They had the following children
Vera May 1901 - 1954
Herbert Robert James 1905 - 1964
Marie Minnie 1919 - 1990

My wife is a granddaughter of Vera May, & her husband John James Hepburn. We would like to find further info on the Barrie family in Scotland & in Aus. We understand William Watson Barrie lived in Townsville, QLD as a light house keeper??????

Alan

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Re: BARRIE William Watson 1861 look up
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 04:07 GMT (UK) »
William watson barrie is my great great grandfather.   

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Re: BARRIE William Watson 1861 look up
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 04:22 GMT (UK) »
I am william watson barries great great grandson descended through john alfred barrie.  Then another  john alfred barrie.  Then another. ..my dad.  Then me.  We hold the model of the ship he came across on...  the Omara...which he built and is handed on from the oldest son to the oldest son.  We have a family  picture of his family.  I work at Brisbane  Grammar  School  if you want to track me down.  We grandfathets younger brother  Noel served and survived ww2 with 466 squadron bomber command.   My grandfather  enlisted but was not allowed to go as he was  in charge of the wharves at Townsville which were under threat by Japan

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Re: BARRIE William Watson 1861 look up
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 04:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi Heather.   Distant cousin!!!!   You in Qld?

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Re: BARRIE William Watson 1861 look up
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 07 February 17 02:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I haven't been on rootschat for ages and forget to even check! I am interested in contacting Alan who's wife is related to James and Betsy Forrest (nee Barrie) and would love to have some information on this couple to add to my family history. This family must have been in touch with the Barrie's in Townsville as my father's older sister was named Vida! (which is Lillian's middle name?)

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Heather B :)

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Re: BARRIE William Watson 1861 look up
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 07 February 17 02:29 GMT (UK) »

 I think Betsy married James Smith FORREST n 1863 - cannot find any children on IGI though.

Cheers
Kiwi

Hi,

My wife is a descendant of James & Betsy FORREST (nee Barrie). As far as we know, they were married 17 Feb 1863, & then migrated to Australia. They settled in southern New South Wales and had the following children:-
Elizabeth Agnes 1864 - 1944
Alexander James 1865 - 1947
William Barrie 1869 - 1925
Harold John 1870 - 1942
Alice Annie Skein 1873 - 1895
Lillian Vida 1877 - 1949

Abbreviating further history,
Harold John married Agnes Maria Roberts in 1899. They had the following children
Vera May 1901 - 1954
Herbert Robert James 1905 - 1964
Marie Minnie 1919 - 1990

My wife is a granddaughter of Vera May, & her husband John James Hepburn. We would like to find further info on the Barrie family in Scotland & in Aus. We understand William Watson Barrie lived in Townsville, QLD as a light house keeper??????

Alan

Hi Alan

Would be interested to discuss further with you. I am William Watson's great grand daughter and he was the Harbour Pilot at Townsville not light house keeper. He also was a master mariner. 
My grandfather was born in Townsville and so was my dad however they both moved to Brisbane around 1925/26. William Watson Barrie had also moved to Brisbane by this time with his wife and other younger children but died in 1926. I don't think he was a well man. His wife Mary, died in 1940 and his youngest son Philip died in 1934 age 30. Can give you more information if you like, you can contact me at (*)


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Heather

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Re: BARRIE William Watson 1861 look up
« Reply #15 on: Friday 29 December 17 08:58 GMT (UK) »
Heather Barrie, sorry for the delay in replying. Apparently the moderator removed your email due to Rootschat policy. I have to do 2 more posts before I can use Personal Messenger. This is the first one

Alan

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Re: BARRIE William Watson 1861 look up
« Reply #16 on: Friday 29 December 17 09:01 GMT (UK) »
Heather, thanks for the corrections/clarifications to our info about William Watson BARRIE.

Alan :)