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John McKANNA (McKenna) & Mary McQUARIE
« on: Friday 16 July 10 04:29 BST (UK) »
Seeking Birth, death, family info.

So far known:

- Son's (Charles McKenna) marriage certificate (189/001216) 3/3/1898, Smithtown, Macleay River, NSW states parents as John McKenna (deceased) Farmer and Mary McQuarie.

- Son's death notice in Sydney Morning Herald 14/10/1927 says Charles died age 65, was born in Yarras, on the Hastings River, NSW, son of the late John McKanna (Names McKanna and McKenna are mixed - current family name is known as McKanna)

Can't find birth record for Charles or any further info on John or Mary......Anyone help please.
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Re: John McKANNA (McKenna) & Mary McQUARIE
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 July 10 06:53 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

Marriage in NSW

2786/1859      MCKENNE, JOHN      MACQUARIE, MARY  ( PORT MACQUARIE )

This marriage cert should give you places of birth and parents' names.

I can also see two daughters, Margaret and Mary to this couple at Port Macquarie but no Charles.  Use the wildcard (an asterisk *) when searching for different surname spellings.    

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Re: John McKANNA (McKenna) & Mary McQUARIE
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 July 10 07:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks Debra,
I will send away for the certificate, you have been a big help.
I viewed the two daughters on BDM, both McKenna.....I think the name must have changed to McKanna about Charles's time.
I do wonder what Charles's birth was registered under?
Thanks again........Rob :)
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Re: John McKANNA (McKenna) & Mary McQUARIE
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 July 10 10:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Rob,

Do you know much about this family?  I am wondering if Mary was the daughter of Charles MacQUARIE and Margaret CAMPBELL, Charles being the nephew of Governor Lachlan MacQUARIE.  I can't see her listed on any of the online family trees, but it will be interesting to see the marriage certificate. 

NSW Baptisms:

1839 Isabella McQUARIE  Charles/Margaret
1840 Mary MacQUARIE    No parents named
1842 Alice MacQUARIE     No Parents named

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Re: John McKANNA (McKenna) & Mary McQUARIE
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 July 10 10:11 BST (UK) »
I have just seen that both Mary and Alice were baptised at Port MacQuarie so I wonder if they were orphans or foundlings.   ???

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Re: John McKANNA (McKenna) & Mary McQUARIE
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 July 10 12:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Debra,

I am following this family from the McKanna (McKenna) side, I will get the certificate ordered tonight but seems to be taking a couple of weeks to come through.
I don't know anything yet of the McQuarie side, but will be interesting to find out. (written as McQuarie on Charles's marriage certificate)
I will let you know the outcome when I get the certificate.

Keep up the great work............Rob
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Re: John McKANNA (McKenna) & Mary McQUARIE
« Reply #6 on: Friday 16 July 10 13:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Debra,

Certificate ordered.

Found death index for daughter Mary - Father, John - Mother, Mary
5524/1864 Port Macquarie

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Re: John McKANNA (McKenna) & Mary McQUARIE
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 04 August 10 11:45 BST (UK) »
Debra,
Marriage Certificate 1859/2786 arrived.
Marriage of John McKenne, age 50, farmer, widower 1 June 1858, born-Ireland
Mary Macquarie, age 22, Servant, Spinster, born NSW.

Parents of John - Felix Mckenne, butcher and Catherine Ford
Parents of Mary - Unknown.

They were married at - RiverThone, Hastings River at the home of Thomas Williams.
Witnesses - Thomas Williams and George James Mumford.

Both John and Mary signed the certificate with their mark X
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Re: John McKANNA (McKenna) & Mary McQUARIE
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 04 August 10 12:05 BST (UK) »
Hi Debra

Also found death record of Helen McKenna (nee Crawford) 5145/1858, Port Macquarie.
Lines up as the ist wife of John.

Rob
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