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DOHERTY "Lumber King of Rochester" ???
« on: Monday 05 August 13 06:20 BST (UK) »
When my aunt visited Callaghan cousins in Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland in the early 1980s, she was shown a newspaper clipping about a Doherty relative referred to in the article as The Lumber King of Rochester in Australia.  I did some googling and didn't find anything about Rochester having been a lumber town...  My gggrandmother was Mary Doherty.  The clipping may have been sent to her before 1883 or later to her daughter, whose children were showing it to my aunt. 
Sadly, all I know about Mary Doherty is her name and that she married James Callahan probably before she had my ggrandmother Annie in 1868, all probably in Donegal.
Anyone out there descended from a Lumber King?
Main focus: Callahan, Doherty, Gibbons, all probably Donegal
Also McHugh, O'Leary, Perry, Kenney, Roche, Schubert

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Re: DOHERTY "Lumber King of Rochester" ???
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 August 13 06:44 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

May I ask for a tad more info please  :)

Who migrated?
When were they born?
Which colony did they migrate to?   New South Wales, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, or perhaps New Zealand?
When did they migrate?
What were their parents' names?

I wonder if "lumber king of Rochester" could actually be referring to Rochester, America (USA), although there's  Rochester in Victoria and Rochester in South Australia.  It is just that "lumber" is not a word that regularly crops up in newspaper articles. 

Here's a link to the free to search digitised historic newspapers sites for Australia and for New Zealand

Australia : http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home

New Zealand : http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast

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Re: DOHERTY "Lumber King of Rochester" ???
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 August 13 06:59 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/93840482
South Australian Weekly Chronicle 18 December 1886
Rochester Lumber Company

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Re: DOHERTY "Lumber King of Rochester" ???
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 August 13 07:06 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/115197038 Riverine Herald  23 Aug 1913

The Northern Timber and Hardware Co Pty Ltd Doherty St, Rochester (Victoria)

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Re: DOHERTY "Lumber King of Rochester" ???
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 August 13 07:10 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/93840482
South Australian Weekly Chronicle 18 December 1886
Rochester Lumber Company

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Mentioning news snippets not only from Australia and the profits of the Rochester Lumber Company are expressed in dol.  Dollars. 

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Re: DOHERTY "Lumber King of Rochester" ???
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 August 13 07:14 BST (UK) »
Trove references:
Candidates in the Shire of Echuca, mentions "Cr. Doherty" and "the King of Rochester"
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/89442180?
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/88567486?

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Re: DOHERTY "Lumber King of Rochester" ???
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 August 13 07:21 BST (UK) »
Certainly not a lumber king......not a complimentary title at all.  Local politics ::)

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Re: DOHERTY "Lumber King of Rochester" ???
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 August 13 07:50 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/90024049 16 Aug 1916  Bendigo Advertiser

 :) Newly appointed as a Justice of the Peace at Rochester ....

James Patrick Doherty, only son of the late Cr Doherty JP,  :)

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Re: DOHERTY "Lumber King of Rochester" ???
« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 August 13 08:28 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/115039188  Riverine Herald  8 August 1902
Hotelkeeper at Rochester, transferring licence of the Victoria Hotel, perhaps from father to son ?

Adding, 

Late James Patrick Doherty of Rochester, involved part Probate NSW Supreme Court
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/16672070 SMH 27 June 1930. 

NSW SRO Deceased Estates index gives  date of death for James Patrick DOHERTY of Rochester, Victoria as 3 March 1930, and the NSW Duty paid 30 Aug 1932.   His occupation was noted as grazier  :)

http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?id=15

His sister in High Court Action against Taxation Office
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/61722127 Townsville Daily Bulletin 15 Apr 1933


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