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MARKEY family of Wagga Wagga and Hay, NSW
« on: Friday 19 November 10 07:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi all. The MARKEY family of Somerset, England, arrived in Adelaide aboard Sir Thomas Gresham in 1854. some of the family remained in South Australia, others migrated to NSW. I'm interested in the family of James MARKEY (b. 1837 in Milborne Port, Somerset). His first wife was Mary Anne SMYTHE nee RICHARDSON, they married 17 April 1861 at Wagga Wagga, NSW, and had kids:
- twins Edward John & William James b. 17 May 1862 at Wagga Wagga
- Edwin Allen b. 1864 (d. ~1881)
- Eliza A. b. 1866 (d. 1867)

Mary Anne died in 1873. James remarried in 1874 and relocated to Qld in 1875 where he had several more children. I beleive his oldest boys remained in NSW, possibly staying with an uncle in Hay. Is there any further BDM's available on the children listed above?

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Re: MARKEY family of Wagga Wagga and Hay, NSW
« Reply #1 on: Friday 19 November 10 08:26 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if this is the death of William:

1924  William J MARKEY, father James (no mother listed) registered at Wagga Wagga #10240

Can't see a death in NSW for Edward.

Judith
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Re: MARKEY family of Wagga Wagga and Hay, NSW
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 November 10 09:09 GMT (UK) »
William died suddenly at a hotel in Wagga.  He was living in South Australia and had come to Wagga to meet with his critically ill brother regarding the estate of their father.  His death is mentioned in a number of newspapers.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) (about) < Wednesday 7 May 1924 > 

There was a fire in August 1870 in the Criterion Hotel Wagga which "Mr Markey" had just purchased. And another fire (in which a man died) in Urana in January 1871 destroyed the Free Trade stores and damaged the Criterion Hotel.  (One might draw conclusions  :o but one of the accounts is very clear that Mr Markey had no insurance  :( )

There is an obituary for James MARKEY in
The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939) (about) < Saturday 3 February 1923 >

An account of an accident to one of the sons of Mr J Markey:
The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843-1893) (about) < Saturday 4 April 1874 > 

There appear to be a few more - I used Markey Wagga Wagga in the search of the NLA digitised newspapers site.
Unfortunately since the NLA has put  the newspapers on Trove (used to be a separate site) the ability to quote the link to each article seems to be lost.  >:(

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

Judith
DYER - Wilts, London, Somerset, MIDLANE - Hants, Wilts, SONE - Hants, WRIGHT - London, Hants, SEAGER - Deptford, DWYER, FERGUSON - Victoria, MASON - Woodford Vic, BALLARD - South Wales, GOULDBY - Lowestoft
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Re: MARKEY family of Wagga Wagga and Hay, NSW
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 20 November 10 12:08 GMT (UK) »
Looks like the marriage of James's eldest son John Edward Markey in 1894 at Adelaide.

James at that time was living at "Foxwood" Domville in Queensland.

Note the term Esq is used to describe James Markey which usually represented a social standing.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/25746316?searchTerm="James%20Markey"&searchLimits=l-title=The+Advertiser+%28Adelaide%2C...%7Ctitleid%3A34

Domville is on the Darling Downs.

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Re: MARKEY family of Wagga Wagga and Hay, NSW
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 20 November 10 12:19 GMT (UK) »

Some Markey family members arriving from Sydney on the "City of Brisbane" from Sydney on June 4th 1874.

Mrs Markey
E J Markey
W J Markey
E A Markey
James Markey.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/18331134?searchTerm="James%20Markey"&searchLimits=l-title=The+Queenslander+%28Brisbane%2C...%7Ctitleid%3A42

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Re: MARKEY family of Wagga Wagga and Hay, NSW
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 20 November 10 12:27 GMT (UK) »
A great write up published on 3rd February 1923 about James Markey under "social gossip".  This was shortly after his death.  There is a lot of history about James in the article.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/22639751?searchTerm="James%20Markey"&searchLimits=l-title=The+Queenslander+%28Brisbane%2C...%7Ctitleid%3A42

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Re: MARKEY family of Wagga Wagga and Hay, NSW
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 23 November 10 06:29 GMT (UK) »
- Edwin Allen b. 1864 (d. ~1881)NUDGE

Just a query here ;D

Is this the NSW birth you take to be EDWIN ALLEN?

REG.15707 In 1864
MARKEY, MALE
Father JAMES
Mother MARY A
At WAGGA WAGGA

Is this the QLD death you take to be the same person/

In1881 REG. C596   
Llewellen,   Markey
Father James Markey
Mother Mary Thomas

Sue   
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Re: MARKEY family of Wagga Wagga and Hay, NSW
« Reply #7 on: Friday 26 November 10 12:47 GMT (UK) »
No, two different brothers. If since found out that Edwin Allen MARKEY went missing in bushland near Millmerran in 1881, the same year his half-brother Llewellyn died.

I do have another MARKEY query. I've today read a family history that states that James MARKEY's first son by his second wife, Mary THOMAS, was registered as Joseph Cave MARKEY when born in 1875 at Boondandilla, Qld, but was baptised as Arthur Edward MARKEY four years later.

This seems a little odd. Are Joseph Cave MARKEY & Arthur Edward MARKEY one and the same, or are they brothers? It should be noted that twins are not unusual in the the MARKEY family.

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NSW Convict: Peter WIFFIN (alias VIVIAN)
VDL Convict: Richard REES
SA Pioneers: Hornsby, Wallis, Willoughby, Floate, Mills, Chesson, Degenhardt.
SA Old Colonists: McFeat, Tyler, Ladner, Edwards, Cassidy, Rhodes, Shaw, Waye, Sibly.
SA Colonists: Jones, Pike, Bowyer, Davey.

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Re: MARKEY family of Wagga Wagga and Hay, NSW
« Reply #8 on: Friday 26 November 10 23:54 GMT (UK) »
Orbituary for an Arthur Edward Markey in 1933

The Brisbane Courier Monday 17th July 1933 page 13.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/22196107?searchTerm="boondandilla"&searchLimits=l-title=The+Brisbane+Courier...%7Ctitleid%3A16


Gerry