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Hello crankypants,

William MURNANE b. 1875 Kilmore, Co Tipperary, Ireland
b. 20 Nov 1875 parents William MURNANE & Mary BREEN

Action Source Surname First Name Year County
Civil Birth Marnane William 1875 Co Tipperary
Civil Birth Murnane William 1875 Co Tipperary

Died 26 Apr 1948
Death Reg# B16352 Marnane William William Mary Breen

This william has several siblings who married and died in Queensland. It is clamied this William didn't marry, or certainly didn't marry a McLUCKIE.
A marriage:

# 1893/C0268 McLuckie Elizabeth Marnane William

The Brisbane Courier - Tuesday 6 June 1893
MARNANE-McLUCKIE.-On the 8th May, at St. Monica's Church, Cairns, William Marnane, of Herberton, to "Bessie", eldest daughter of the late Alexander McLuckie, of Glasgow, and Castlecomer, Ireland.

What a pity it does not say anything about his parents.

Bessie married William Marnane in 1893 and they settled and developed “Coombra”, Atherton (12 miles from Herberton) – a farm and cattle property of a deep, rich, red volcanic soil, bounded on the eastern side by Mazlin Creek and on the western side by the Great Dividing Range.

1903 Qld - Herbert - Atherton
177 Marname Bessie Coombra Farm Domestic duties
178 Marname William Coombra Farm Farmer

Bessie died 12 Apr 1942
# B56168


Now the $64 Mil question :D Is that the same William ? :rolleyes:

I will probably need the marriage or death certificate but the Qld. ones cost $33 plus postage :eek:

I have noticed several things. There are several different MURNANE & MARNANE families from Ireland in Queensland
and the names are mixed in Qld. BD&M. There are several with the given name William in lots of different ER Divisions.

So far I've found only the one marriage and the one death.

If I have the wrong William in my tree then when did Bessie's spouse die?

H E L P :biggrin:



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