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Death 1899/C03860 Cairns Thomas - David Cairns - Margaret - ** born Scotland aged 88 years

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Wednesday 18 October 1899 p. ???
On Sunday morning last one of the oldest identities of Bulimba, Cressbrook, and the Valley, Mr. Thomas Cairns, died at the residence of his youngest daughter, Mrs. W. J. P. Cooksley, Cairnville, Toorak, Breakfast Creek. The deceased gentleman attained the patriarchal age of 88 years and 7 months.

He was buried at Nundah but I can't find the date nor can I find the above article to get the page number.

I have the funeral notice for his wife.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Wednesday 5 February 1896 p.1
FUNERAL NOTICE.-The Friends of Mr. THOMAS CAIRNS are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his deceased wife, Janet, to move from the residence of Mrs. William J. F. Cooksley, Queen's-road, Toorak Estate, Hamilton, THIS (Wednesday) AFTERNOON, 5th February, at 4 o'clock, to the Nundah Cemetery.
CANNON & CRIPPS, Undertakers.

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Dave
 

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The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)
Wednesday 18 October 1899 Page 4


On Sunday morning last one of the oldest identities of Bulimiba, Cressbrook, and the Valley, Mr. Thomas Cairns, died at the resi- dence of his youngest daughter, Mrs. W. J. F. Cooksley, Cairnville, Toorak, Breakfast Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Cairns arrived ¿n Syd- ney in 1852 with two sons and four daugh- ters, one of whom (Mrs. Coleman) has since died. They immeditaiely came on to Bris- bane. Mr. Cairns worked at Bulimba and afterwards at Cressbrook, under engageanent to the late David M'Connel, for a number of years, after which he took up a farm in the Bnoggera district, where he remained for some time. During the last few years he has lived a quiet and retired life with his daughter, Mrs. Cairns having passed away some three and a-half years ago at the ripe age of 90 years and 9 maonths. (The deceased gentleman attained the patriarchal age of 88 years and 7 months. He was buried in Nundah Cemetery, and around his grave were representatives of four generations of his descendants. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. W. Higlett, of the Albion. Many old residente of Brisibane, and suburbs were also presant, including the Hon. J. McMaster, M.L.C.
 

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Thanks gibbo. :)

That is curious. I didn't even have the full story.


Here is another I just tried to find in TROVE and on the BCC site but failed to find the burial details. A married daughter.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) - Monday 19 December 1892 p.4
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COLEMAN.-On the 15th December, at the residence of her son-in-law (J. Soutter, Albion), Mary, widow of the late J. S. R. Coleman, of Cressbrook, aged 54 years.
 

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Thanks gibbo. :)

That is curious. I didn't even have the full story.


Here is another I just tried to find in TROVE and on the BCC site but failed to find the burial details. A married daughter.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) - Monday 19 December 1892 p.4
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COLEMAN.-On the 15th December, at the residence of her son-in-law (J. Soutter, Albion), Mary, widow of the late J. S. R. Coleman, of Cressbrook, aged 54 years.

I just checked and found the above article. What you have is all there is.
 

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Thanks gibbo.

I didn't know I was missing some of the article on Thomas.

Ok so burials for Mary and John remain a mystery.

Here is the marriage with the Qld. date as 1854.

V1855218 82/1855 COLEMAN JOHN S R - CAIRNS MARY QG= Presbyterian Ipswich

Marriage 1854/BM710 Coleman John Spooner Rackham - Cairns Mary * 14 Mar 1855
 

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Another daughter:

The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939) - Saturday 6 June 1908 p.14
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PAMPLING.-On May 25, at her residence, Margaret, beloved wife of J. Pampling, Esq., Ashwood, Mutdapilly, aged 67.


The Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1846 - 1861) - Saturday 4 September 1858
MARRIED.
At Cressbrook, by special license, by the Rev. Dr. Nelson, Jonathan Pampling, late of Chelmsford, Essex, to Margaret, third daughter of Thomas Cairns, late of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Headstone - HERE
 

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Death 10 Jan 1912/B15271 Cairns David - Thomas Cairns - Janet Draper

Burial not on ACI (Australian Cemeteries Index) or BCC (Brisbane City Council) sites.

David arrived in 1852 with his family and he died in 1912 and I can't find anything else.

I think I'll sleep on that!
 
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Thanks gibbo.

I didn't know I was missing some of the article on Thomas.

Ok so burials for Mary and John remain a mystery.

Here is the marriage with the Qld. date as 1854.

V1855218 82/1855 COLEMAN JOHN S R - CAIRNS MARY QG= Presbyterian Ipswich

Marriage 1854/BM710 Coleman John Spooner Rackham - Cairns Mary * 14 Mar 1855

Dave were you looking for the burial of John Spooner Rackham Coleman and his wife Mary nee Cairns?
 

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Yes thanks. Lots of the Qld. ones in my tree have date of death off BMD and not off death notices so early funerals/ burials are a problem. Usually funeral notices can't be found.
 

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Ok i have found this


QLD death .. which no doubt you already have :biggrin:
1887/C3650
John Spooner Rockham Coleman
father- Coleman
- ** born England aged 72 years


The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)(about)
Thursday 12 May 1887

COLEMAN-On the 11th May, at Cressbrook, near
Esk, John Spooner Rockham Coleman, aged 72 years.
 

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Ok i have found this


QLD death .. which no doubt you already have :biggrin:
1887/C3650
John Spooner Rockham Coleman
father- Coleman
- ** born England aged 72 years


The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)(about)
Thursday 12 May 1887

COLEMAN-On the 11th May, at Cressbrook, near
Esk, John Spooner Rockham Coleman, aged 72 years.
Thanks gibbo. :)

I had this death so looks as though I had better dig into the family after all.

Death 1 Nov 1893/C0171 Coleman John Spooner - Samuel Coleman - Catherine Jones
 

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Thanks. That's 2 sorted.

Curious middle name - possibly taken from an aunt ???

1886/C9021 Coleman Janet Cairns - Samuel - Catherine Jones

Is Samuel a brother of John S R ?

Or am I one generation out? Grandmother's name.

Death 1945/B1914 Coleman Samuel - John Spooner Rackham - Mary Cairns
 
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Birth 1910/C10460 Coleman Thomas Spooner Rackham - Thomas John - Alice Kate Trotter

So Spooner and Rackham come from way back.


John died near Esk so he should be buried in Somerset Council area.

Mary died in Albion so could be buried anywhere.
 

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I wonder if Thomas's father was a Samuel. The name Spooner and Rackland seem to be blending in with the name Samuel alot.

John might have had a brother by the name Samuel. They all seem to be in the same area around esk at one stage.
 

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John August Rackham Coleman
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
birth: 24 Jan 1815
christening: 05 Feb 1815 OCTAGON-​PRESBYTERIAN,​NORWICH,​NORFOLK,​ENGLAND
parents: Saml. Coleman,​ Elizabeth

Samuel Coleman
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
birth: 16 Mar 1817
christening: 06 Apr 1817 OCTAGON-​PRESBYTERIAN,​NORWICH,​NORFOLK,​ENGLAND
parents: Saml. Coleman,​ Elizabeth

Elizabeth Rackham Coleman
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
birth: 08 Apr 1819
christening: 11 Apr 1819 OCTAGON-​PRESBYTERIAN,​NORWICH,​NORFOLK,​ENGLAND
parents: Saml. Coleman,​ Elizth.


Samuel Coleman
England, Marriages, 1538–1973
birth: 1792
marriage: 27 Nov 1813 Saint Stephen,​ Norwich,​ Norfolk,​ England
spouse: Elizabeth Rackham


It fits for John born abt 1815 but middle names don't match.
 
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