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Re: Charles Garbutt Townsville
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 10 June 07 13:04 BST (UK) »
I apologise for omitting the link for the Brisbane and district cemetery search

http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:STANDARD::pc=PC_899


I find it one of the less user-friendly cem, sites as it demands a given name as well as a surname.  Really annoying as you cannot just put in [for instance] Garbutt and see them all,
This is an interesting search you are on, so keep us posted.
Sue
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Re: Charles Garbutt Townsville
« Reply #10 on: Monday 11 June 07 11:29 BST (UK) »
Hello  there

Garbutt is a suburb in Townsville  named after the Garbutt railway siding  that was adjacent to  the  Garbutt slaugher houses of courses owned by the garbutt family.  The
Local Airport for many  years born the name Garbutt Airfield

I  am  trying to find another thread  link  where I  had posted some info  for kev in england regarding his families

The Townsville Daily Bulletin  recently  did quite a few rticles on early families including the Garbutts I did keep the paper and now cannot lay my hand to it dammn

regards jenn
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Re: Charles Garbutt Townsville
« Reply #11 on: Monday 11 June 07 11:46 BST (UK) »
Hello  again

found  these burials in the Townsville West End Cemetery

Garbutt Ernest Temple 4 Oct 1940 aged  56 1884  Presumed to be spouse of Agnes Garbutt (nee Harvey).   

Garbutt James Harvey 30 Aug 1919 aged 1 26 Jun 1918  Son of Ernest + Agnes Garbutt

does this help a bit


also found this
Charles Overend Garbutt
Charles Overend Garbutt, 1848-1906, came from Yorkshire to Australia at the age of 16 with his mother and brothers. He married during a visit toEngland in 1871. In 1878 he bought Woodleigh station on the upper Herbert River and took up adjoining country which he named Tirrabella. In the early 1900s he suffered severe stock losses due to pleuropneumonia and cattle tick. He died in 1906.
His handwritten diaries for 1897, 1899 and 1903 tell of his daily life and his gold mining ventures. The diary for 1897 includes two accounts of General Meetings of Balcoona Shareholders and Directors Reports. The archive consists of original diaries and photocopies of them.

not sure as yet how this ties in but continuing searching


 

regards jenn
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BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
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Re: Charles Garbutt Townsville
« Reply #12 on: Monday 11 June 07 22:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all the information on Charles Garbutt, every little clue helps. I am as far as his grandparents Thomas Garbutt and Jane Overend. Might have to post on the English page

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Re: Charles Garbutt Townsville
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 12 June 07 05:04 BST (UK) »
hello  a little more for you

I couldn't find my copy so I went into town to the Townsville Bulletin and got a copy which I can send you if you want but here goes a bit of info


and I quote from the Townsville Daily bulletin from 74 year old  John Garbutt talking about his greatgrandfather

The family came first of course Originally from Durham in England, the Garbutts immigrated in 1850 but it was Charles Overend Garbutt who with a taste for adventure, started the Far North Queensland contingent of the family in 1878 purchasing Woodleigh and Tirrabella Station in the are now known as Herberton. 
A man of great energy he set about discovering the region he now called home, making some historic finds along the way.

He was an explorer and prospector and discovered Innot Hot Springs near Mt Garnet on the Tablelands and also discovered the Chillagoe copper deposit.

As a grazier he built a simple wooden farmhouse with available materials on the banks of the Wild River between Mt Garnet and Ravenshoe.  An early colonist of the region and one of the founders of Herberton, Charles Garbutt stayed in the region until his death at Courtney Creek in 1905. (many years later in his honour a bridge was named Garbutt Bridge over the Wild River.)

The original homestead is still there it was a sawn timber building with hessian partions and ant-bed floors.  For the rugged outdoorsman the rough-hewn dwelling was a suitable domicile.  For his three sons Ernest John and Arthur growinf up in such a remote and harsh environment under the heavy mantle of self-sufficiency was also in the blood.  When the earth began to crack and the waterholes dry up , however, the tough outback cattlemen decided it was time for a change disposing of their father's homestead to try their luck in the big smoke - Townsville. 

When the Garbutt Brothers arrived in Townsville they purchased land which includes what are now the suburbs of Heatley and Vincent which they used as grazing paddocks and holding paddocks for sheep and cattle awaiting slaughter after the stock were untracked the the present Garbutt Railway Station.

the article goes into more details about the brothers setting up butcher's shop's etc.

So you can see that the suburb of Garbutt is named after Charles Overend Garbutt's sons.

hope this now gives you something to go on with seeing if the family connections are correct

regards Jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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Re: Charles Garbutt Townsville
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 12 June 07 05:32 BST (UK) »
just to add
  Jane Garbutt married to ernest Temple and she died in 24/11/1875 reg no B010191 father John Overend and mother Elizabeth Parker

regards jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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Re: Charles GARBUTT Townsville
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 12 June 07 06:49 BST (UK) »
hello  there

in 2nd qrt of 1847 at Darlington Durham Thomas Garbutt married Jane Overend

Charles Overend Garbutt born 1850 June Stockton

In 1st Qrt of 1872 at Edmonton, Essex,Middlesex
Charles Overend married Lucy Elizabeth Watson.

regards jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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Re: Charles Garbutt Townsville
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 12 June 07 10:38 BST (UK) »
some info from the census

1851 census Durham Norton
Thomas Garbutt(jnr??) head 28 iron Merchant Yorkshire Dauby
Jane Garbutt      wife  27                       Yorkshire Bentham
John Edward Garbutt     male 2                      Yorkshire Norton
Charles Overend Garbutt 1 month                   Yorkshire Norton
Lucy Ann Overend visito 76                   Yorkshire bentham
Jane Mann 26 servant                            Durham
Ellen Heppenstall 19 servant                 Durham

1861 census Stockton, Stokton on Teas

Jane Garbutt W 35head  houses and Land    Yorkshire Bentham
Charles O male 10 scholar Yorkshire Norton
William H male 8 scholar Yorkshire Norton
Ellen Heppinstall  house servant
Mary Ann Newton house servant


so Thomas Garbutt was born 1823c

regards jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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Re: Charles Garbutt Townsville
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 12 June 07 11:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks guys I was unaware that this site was available, found several of my Garbutt's there.

I am trying to prove that our branch of Garbutt's are related to the Townsville mob (as family law has it). Have just found that the suburb is named after Charle Garbutt's family. I think he is the son of William and Anne, she bought the chidren Charles, Arthur and John to Australia after William died.

Jane Garbutt aged 34
John aged 15
Arthur aged 11
Charles aged 13 arrived 2/7/1863 on the Cairngorm

regards Jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
All Census Look Ups Are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.au