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WYLIE family in Qld.


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The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Wednesday 16 April 1873 p.1
WYLIE.-On the 2nd April, at George-street, Brisbane, Queensland, Mrs. James Wylie, of a daughter.

Marriage 29 Oct 1905/C0497 Atherton Arthur Patterson - Wylie Christina Swan

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Saturday 2 December 1905 p.4
ATHERTON - WYLIE. On the 29th October, at Brooklyn Station, the residence of the bride's sister, Arthur Patterson, of Nychum Station, son of the late James Atherton, of Rockhampton, to Chrissie Swan, youngest daughter of the late James Wylie, of Brisbane.

Death 1940/C01662 Atherton Arthur Patterson - James - Mary Patterson

Death 21 Jun 1951/C02844 Atherton Christina Swan - -

The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) - Friday 22 June 1951 p.12
ATHERTON.-On June 21st in the Mossman Hospital, North Queensland, Christina Swan Atherton, Widow of the late Arthur Paterson Atherton, aged 78 years.
Thanks gibbo.

A little bit mixed up. :2fun:

The previous one is ok.

Birth 1870/B11249 Wylie John Alexander - James - Mary Newland Malcolm

I've looked for a burial at Mossman and can't find it. I didn't check if there was a free call number. :D
A little bit? :2fun::2fun::2fun: Its a jolly mess :rolleyes:

Nah no free number for that one, i checked :2fun::2fun::2fun:
They have a email address tho :biggrin:
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Just checking. :2fun:

I've started working on all the spouse. Turns out not only some were also born in Scotland but one in the same town. Came all the way to Queensland to marry the girl next door. :D
Another one I've had no luck with:

Death 1909/C01441 Wylie Isabella - John Wallace - Isabella -

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Tuesday 8 June 1909 p.4
WYLIE.-On the 27th May, 1909, at Chillagoe, Mrs. James Malcolm, aged 62 years.


The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Wednesday 16 October 1929 p.22
The death is announced of Mr. James Malcolm Wylie, of Mooball (N.S.W.) at the age of 74 years.
Nothing on-line for Tweed Shire and no mention of a cemetery at Mooball.

I checked BCC in case he was buried in Brisbane.

James was born in Scotland, as was Isabella.

I've had no luck yet finding Isabella and family in Scotland. WALLACE / WALLIS is rather common.
Marriage 21 Sep 1876/B05359 Wylie James Malcolm - Wallace Isabella

I found nothing but could you please check for a notice. Might have something to help re Isabella.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Monday 19 June 1882 p.1
WATSON - WYLIE.-On the 3rd June, at Cooktown, Queensland, by the Rev. Mr. Hoskins, William, third son of Mr. John Watson, of Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, to Janet Lade, second daughter of Mr. James Wylie, of Brisbane, and formerly of Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Possible death 28 Nov 1893/C0648 Watson William - John Watson - Barbara Hendry

Can't find this one yet in TROVE.

Death 8 Dec 1919/B30934 Watson Janet Lade - James Wylie - Mary Malcolm

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Tuesday 9 December 1919 p.6
WATSON.-The Funeral of the late Mrs. JANET LADE WATSON will leave the residence of her brother, Mr. Allan C. Wylie, 'Nantwich' Fourth-avenue, Coorparoo, THIS (Tuesday) MORNING, at 10 o'clock, for the Toowong Cemetery. Private Interment. By request, no flowers.
JOHN HISLOP & SONS, Funeral Directors.

Toowong Cemetery
Portion 9 Section 34 Grave 3
Watson Janet Lade 09 / 12 / 1919 Unknown
William is not on the list (probably incomplete) for Cooktown cemetery. Probably died in north Queensland somewhere and not Brisbane.

The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) - Wednesday 10 April 1940 p.22
ATHERTON.-On 7th April, at Mossman Hospital, Arthur P. Atherton, of Uralla, Mossman.
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The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Saturday 22 June 1889 p.4
WYLIE.-On the 16th June, at Lesleigh, Jane-street, South Brisbane, Sarah, the beloved wife of Allan C. Wylie, aged 25.

No burial on BCC site which is a bit curious.
I've been trying to find where William WATSON died.

Also looking for a burial for Arthur.

I've made a bit of progress re Isabella WALLACE.

Getting to the stage where we have lots to look for in shipping records.