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BANISTER/BANNISTER family - NSW
« on: Saturday 09 February 08 00:22 GMT (UK) »
 Hi, I am new to this, and am trying to find my grand-father (Amos)'s brother William.   He was an assisted emigrant to Australia, sailing on the SS Devon, leaving the UK in December, 1880 and arriving in Sydney, NSW Jan. 1881, aged 18.    He died c1943.  His parents were James Bannister and Mary Ann Malin.  He was born in Headington, Oxfordshire, in 1872, James was born at Beckley (1830), Oxfordshire and Mary (c1833) at Emmington, also in Oxfordshire.   
My mother could only remember about an apple orchard, and a daughter who was a nurse/matron.
My grand-dad died in 1949, and I have no further information.  Not much to go on is it.  Any help appreciated.

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Re: Banisters/Bannisters
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 February 08 04:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi April Betty

Welcome to Rootschat

I hope we can help you!

Just to note - William BANNISTER was age 18 when he arrived in Sydney 1881. So he was born abt 1862. Can see him in the 1871 Census in Headington, with his parents.

Is it Australian records you are looking for - ie what happened to him after he arrived ? Is it in regards to him that Mum recalls the Apple Orchard - and was it his daughter or a sister? who was a nurse/matron?

Cheers
AMBLY
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Re: Banisters/Bannisters
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 February 08 05:02 GMT (UK) »
Maybe some of this rings a bell / ties in:

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm

DEATHS
1943 LISMORE  - BANNISTER William  - Father:  JAMES, Mother: MARY ANN
1938 LISMORE -  BANNISTER Eliza  - Father: THOMAS, Mother:  HANNAH

MARRIAGE
1886 OBERON -  BANNISTER William  and CHARLES Eliza

BIRTH
1864 BATHURST -  Eliza CHARLES  - Father: THOMAS, Mother:  HANNAH
1857 LIVERPOOL -  Eliza A CHARLES - Father:  THOMAS, Mother:  HANNAH

BIRTHS: To parents  named William and Eliza between 1885 and 1907
15407/1887 EAST MACQUARIE - BANNISTER WALTER
15268/1889 OBERON - BANNISTER ETHEL M
20478/1891 EAST MACQUARIE - BANNISTER ADA M
6545/1894 BERRY - BANNISTER UNNAMED MALE
5457/1896 MURWILLUMBAH - BANNISTER HERBERT W
32720/1898 MURWILLUMBAH -  BANNISTER JAMES B
33839/1901 MURWILLUMBAH -   BANNISTER GEORGE T

21107/1904 CASINO - BANNISTER THELMA L

Australian national Archives
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch.aspx

Has the digitised WW1 Record of James Byron BANNISTER who joined 1918 - was born 30 Jan 1898 in town of Bangalow, which is in the Murwillumbah  District.
His joined in Lismore, was unmarried  and his next of Kin was his father William BANNISTER of Casino Road South Lismore.

Also has the WW1 Record of Herbert William BANNISTER who joined 1916 age 20 (so born abt 1896)  - was born in Byron Bay; next of Kin was his father Wm. BANNISTER of South Lismore, Richmond River NSW.

Cheers
AMBLY

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Re: Banisters/Bannisters
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 February 08 06:12 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for all that info.   Yes it is only Australian records I need.

Mum said she thought he went to live on an apple orchard, and it began with a C(!)
She was to go to Australia to live with the family after her mother died, but WW1 intervened and she never went.
When I came  to NZ in 1959, she wanted to know if it was near Australia(!) as her cousin was matron of an Australian hospital.   She said it might be Melbourne

Alas, she just wasn't interested in family history.     

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 February 08 00:11 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks AMBLY for the Banister/Bannister info.    I have a feeling this just might be 'my' family,
I have looked up mariage data and found spouses for most of them.  Ethel, Walter and George seem to be 'family' names.

I notice that the Birth Index is only to 1907.  So how to I find out what children there are?

Thelma Bannister       married Claude R Smith     - Lismore        -  1935
George T Bannister         "       Lillie Pearce          - Bellingen      - 1923
Herbert W Bannister       "       Annie Marshall      - Grafton        - 1923
Ethel Bannister               "       George E Baxter   - Lismore        - 1919
Walter Bannister             "       Margaret M Rae    - Randwick     - 1923

Maybe someone will recognise these names and make contact?     PLEASE

Many thanks.


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Re: Banisters/Bannisters
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 February 08 03:41 GMT (UK) »
hello  there

The death certificate for William Bannister  will  list  the  names  of  his  children , you  can get a  copy  through a  transcription agent for around $15.00 also include his parents names and where he was born etc. Very good NSW certificates.  It  will definately confirm if he is your William Bannister.

regards Jenn
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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.
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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 February 08 03:49 GMT (UK) »
BANNISTER, ELIZA 1/15/1938  WILLIAM RILEY'S RECORDS EAST LISMORE BAPTIST, 1A, 4
 
BANNISTER, JAMES BYRON 12/23/1924 WILLIAM RILEY'S RECORDS EAST LISMORE BAPTIST, 1A, 3

BANNISTER, WILLIAM 6/2/1943 WILLIAM RILEY'S RECORDS EAST LISMORE BAPTIST, 1A, 5

from  the Lismore Memorial Gardens online facility http://www.lismore.nsw.gov.au/asp/crem/search_gardens.asp
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: Banisters/Bannisters
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 February 08 04:08 GMT (UK) »
NSW electoral Rolls

1930
Ada Mary Bannister  Elliot Road Lismore  Home Duties
Eliza """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
Wiliam""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" no ocupation

Thelma Linda Bannister 66 Uralba Street, Lismore Nurse  (so she could have been  the Matron)

1936 Ada, Eliza and William same occupation are now living at Bannisters Lane, Lismore.


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

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Re: Banisters/Bannisters
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 10 February 08 05:29 GMT (UK) »
Wow, tropicalj, all this info is overwhelming, and I will certainly follow it all up.  Talk about some coincidences, my son lived in Thuringowa, and two of my grand-children were born there!.  Spent lots of time at both libraries, with my 'librarian counterparts'.   They lived by the River, went about 4 houses then into the Ross River Park!.    Aitkenvale I think it was called, they also previously had lived at Hermit Park.
2nd coincidence is my mother-in-law came from the Hennessey's!, Ireland, Leinster.   But beware, Hennessey can be spelt in 5 different ways!,    even to Hanasheen, Hennecy, Hennecsy among others. It was phonetically spelt, gaelic speech before being anglicised.   
Good hunting, and oodles of thanks.