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11951 William is buried in the Mornington Cemetery, Victoria.
Wm Firth, Birth Year: abt 1834, Age: 73, Death Place: Schnapper Point, Victoria, Father's name: Firth Jas, Mother's name: Jane Louttit
Registration Year: 1907, Registration Place: Victoria, Registration Number: 14027.
The following is courtesy of Mrs Valerie Wilson and the Mornington & District Historical Society;
William Firth arrived in Victoria at the age of sixteen, to join his two brothers, James and John. The three of them went to try their luck on the goldfields without much success. They returned and did contracting work, wood cutting, using their saw-pit for cutting out planks from logs for piers and buildings. William married Ann Scott in June 1882, he was 45 and Ann was 22 years of age. It is said that Ann was the first white child born in Somerville. William established "Orkney" Farm on the east corner of Coolart and Eramosa Roads. It was named after his homeland (Orkney Isles) in Scotland and it was there he devoted his energies to mixed farming. He was one of the first to grow wheat in these parts.
His Clydesdale horses that were put out to stud were well known, and always bought high prices. In July 1882, William was seriously injured when the horse pulling his dray bolted, on the "Tanti Hill". During William’s long residence on the Mornington Peninsula, he acquired 1,000 acres of land. His Scottish ancestry provided him with a keen eye for a bargain, but he won the respect of all who knew him as a kindly neighbour, a staunch friend and a just foe.
Weekly Times Melbourne Saturday 29th Feb. 1908 William Firth, sen.of Somerville, farmer, left estate of the value of L4100 realty and L1103 personally to his widow and children.
 
Firth, William Watt (I37994)
 
11952 William is listed as a widower when he married Hannah in 1840.
1851 Sydney Cottage Horfield St Andrew Gloucestershire age 30? (50) ag lab, wife Hannah 50. 
Read, William (I47378)
 
11953 William James Sinclair Harcus, Birth Date: Abt 1891, Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Registration Year: 1891, Registration Place: Victoria, Australia, Father: Jno Simpson Harcus, Mother: Martha Mary Ann Ward
 
Harcus, William James Sinclair (I42475)
 
11954 William John Heddle, Birth Date: 13 Jul 1883, Birth Place: Queensland, Registration Year: 1883, Registration Place: Queensland, Australia
Father: James Heddle, Mother: Maude Gunning, Page Number: 6430, Registration Number: 002737
Australia Cemetery Index : Name: William John Heddle, Death Age: 42, Birth Date: abt 1883, Death Date: 12 Oct 1925, Burial Date: 12 Oct 1925
Cemetery: Forsayth Cemetery, Cemetery Location: Etheridge, Queensland
 
Heddle, William John (I40753)
 
11955 William John Louttit, Birth Date: Abt 1874, Birth Place: Tooliorook, Victoria
Registration Year: 1874, Registration Place: Victoria, Australia, Father: William Louttit, Mother: Grant Georgina, Registration Number: 26353
 
Louttit, William John (I34708)
 
11956 William John Robertson Birth Year: abt 1870 Age: 89 Death Place: Western Australia Father's name: John Mother's name: Margaret
Registration Year: 1959 Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia Registration Number: 3404
 
Robertson, William John (I46541)
 
11957 William John Spence, Birth Date: Abt 1866, Birth Place: Ashby, Victoria, Reg Year: 1866, Reg Place: Victoria, Australia, Father: Thomas Spence
Mother: Nicholas Dickson, Reg Number: 14817.
Ashby was once a suburb of Geelong located in the area of Geelong West.
The Argus Saturday 8th Nov 1890, SPENCE-RANDALL.-On the 8th ult., at the residence, of the bride's sister, North Fitzroy, by the Rev. D. S. M'Eachern, William John, son of Thomas Spence, of Geelong, to Beatrice, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Randall, of Fitzroy.
( different wife shown - William's house is called " Birsay It was in CAULFIELD, and NOT Cambellfield as is incorrectly recorded on the BMD)
Argus Melbourne Tuesday 21st August 1934, SPENCE.-On the 20th August, at Birsay, 39 Kooyong road, Caulfield, William John (late of H.M. Customs), dearly beloved husband of Amelia Kate.
Name: Wm Jno Spence Birth Year: abt 1866 Age: 68 Death Place: Campbellfield, Victoria Father's name: Thos Blyth Spence
Mother's name: Nicholas Dickson Registration Year: 1934 Registration Place: Victoria Registration Number: 7599
 
Spence, William John (I36149)
 
11958 William John Tait Birth Date: 8 Jan 1892 Birth Place: Queensland Registration Year: 1892 Registration Place: Queensland, Australia
Father: William John Tait Mother: Laura Bunny Page Number: 25558 Registration Number: 010332
 
Tait, William John (I34926)
 
11959 William John Tulloch, Birth Date: Abt 1877, Birth Place: Richmond, Victoria, Registration Year: 1877, Registration Place: Victoria, Australia
Father: William Tulloch, Mother: Hannah Morrow, Registration Number: 4726.
William John Tulloch, Birth Year: abt 1877, Age: 1, Death Place: Victoria, Father's name: William, Mother's name: Hannah Morrow
Registration Year: 1878, Registration Place: Victoria, Registration Number: 9627
 
Tulloch, William John (I35957)
 
11960 William John Wright Death Date: 08 Mar 1950 Death Place: Queensland Father's name: John Mother's name: Mary Peace
Registration Year: 1950 Registration Place: Queensland Registration Number: 001048 Page Number: 2626
 
Wright, William John (I44084)
 
11961 William Leask, Birth Year: abt 1835, Age: 38, Death Place: Victoria, Father's name: U, Reg Year: 1873, Reg Place: Victoria, Reg Number: 5145
Kapunda Herald and Northern Intelligencer S.A. Tuesday 20th May 1873
From the Portland Guardian we learn that a lengthy inquest was held, when the following verdict was returned; We find that Captain William Leask was insane and violent found dead, and that there no grounds of suspicion against the mates or crew, and also that there are no marks of external violence on the body." The remains of the late Captain William Leask, of the barque Hannah Nicholson, were interred in the South Portland Cemetery on Saturday evening last, the crew carrying the body to the hearse, and the owner, Mr. Bickers, the mates, crew, and a number of Portland citizens following the body to the grave.
 
Leask, William (I17496)
 
11962 William Lemp, Birth Date: Abt 1875, Birth Place: Ballarat East, Victoria, Reg Year: 1875, Reg Place: Victoria, Australia
Father: Conrad Lemp, Mother: Susannah Lemp, Registration Number: 6758
 
Lemp, William Conrad (I35246)
 
11963 William Linklater, Spouse Name: Mary Leigomn, Marriage Place: Victoria, Reg Place: Victoria, Reg Year: 1870, Reg Number: 3774 Leishman, Mary (I41148)
 
11964 William Lyall, Son of Benjamin Lyall & Janet Finnison from Kirkwall was baptised on 3/8/1851 at Congregational Ch, Kirkwall by R Paterson.
Lady, Sanday, 7/40;
In loving memory of WILLIAM LYALL who died 21st May 1921 aged 69 years and his wife MARY GROAT died 7th March 1900 aged 52 years. Gone but not forgotten. 
Lyall, William (I48343)
 
11965 William Lyddon, Father's name: James Lyddon, Spouse Name: Betsy Sinclair, Spouse's Father's Name: James Chambers
Marriage Date: 27 Feb 1863, Marriage Place: Adelaide, Registration Place: Adelaide, South Australia, Page Number: 369, Volume Number: 53
 
Lyddon, William (I36008)
 
11966 William M Irvine 1900 Broken Hill Magnus Irvine, Lena.
 
Irvine, William Magnus (I42250)
 
11967 William married in North Shields, and no more is known of him. Kirkness, William (I1195)
 
11968 William Matches Copland; Spouse Name: Eleanor Stirmey, Marriage Place: Victoria, Reg Place: Victoria, Reg Year: 1873, Reg Number: 4873
Wm Matches Copland, Birth Year: abt 1833, Age: 78, Death Place: Collingwood, Victoria, Father's name: Copland, Mother's name: Jessie Mathes
Registration Year: 1911, Registration Place: Victoria, Registration Number: 8196. 
Copland, William Matches (I35635)
 
11969 William may have married Euphemia Brass around 1838 and had their first child Mathew in Aug 1839. The eldest three children in the 1841 census are by Margaret Sinclair and the youngest Mathew by Euphemia.
1841 North Dyke Sandwick age 40 farmer, wife Euphemia Garson (nee Brass) (second wife) 25, children; William 15 Shoemaker App, Daniel 10, Joseph 5, Mathew 1.
1851 Huavath Sandwick age 51 Fisherman, wife Euphemia 35, children; Mathew 11, David 9, Jacob 7, Samuel 5, Daniel 3, Mary 1.
1861 Hooveth Sandwick age 60 Fisherman, wife Euphemia 45, children; Samuel 15, Mary 11, Gavin 8, John 6, Peter 2. Son Daniel is age 13 servant at Appie House.
Sadly William and son Daniel both died through a boat tragedy; William on the 9th May 1865 at Skaill House from injuries by the upsetting of a boat and Daniel on the previous day (8th May 1865) by drowning by the upsetting of a fishing boat in the Bay of Skaill. 
Garson, William (I40642)
 
11970 William may have remarried to Margaret Reid and died 28th June 1869 Work, William (I9850)
 
11971 William Miller, Death Place: Victoria, Father's name: Robert, Mother's name: Elizabeth, Registration Year: 1861, Reg Place: Victoria, Reg Number: 5108
 
Miller, William (I34562)
 
11972 William Miller, Father's name: Robert Miller, Spouse Name: Catherine Cooper, Spouse's Father's Name: John Cooper
Marriage Date: 16 Dec 1884, Marriage Place: Echunga, Reg Place: Mount Barker, South Australia, Page Number: 1192, Volume Number: 141
 
Cooper, Catherine (I40045)
 
11973 William Money Jan 1849; Wald David 27 - 1658/3 Orkney with family.
South Australian Register Tues.24th April 1894;
WALD.- On the 22nd April, at Queenstown, David Wald, the beloved brother of Mrs. Geo.Sinclair, aged 73 years.
Evening Journal Adelaide, SA Tuesday 24th April 1894;
DEATH OF OLD PORTONIAN. On Sunday,at Mrs. G. Sinclair's residence, Long street, Queenstown, Mr. David Wald passed away.The deceased was born in 1821 at Kirkwall, in the Orkney Islands, and landed in South Australia about forty years ago. In conjunction with the late Mr. J. Wald, his brother, he began business as a watchmaker in Commercial-road, Port Adelaide, and for many years followed his trade. Mr. Wald had resided in Port Adelaide since his arrival in the colony and was a well known identity. For sometime past he had been laid by through illness.Hie wife died some years back, but a grown up family survive him. Mr. Wald was a member of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows,being P.G. in the Victoria Lodge.
The Advertiser Adelaide Tuesday 24 April 1894;
DEATH OF AN OLD PORTONIAN.
Mr. David Wald. an old Portonian, died at the residence of Mrs. Sinclair, Long-street,Queenstown, on Sunday. He was born at Kirkwall, in the Orkneys, and arrived in the country about the year 1850. With his brother, the late Mr. J. Wald, he started a watchmaker's business on Commercial-road, Port Adelaide, and continued in the business for some yeas. From the time of his arrival in the colony he had resided in the Port Adelaide district. Mr. Wald, who had been ailing for some years with an internal complaint, was 73 years of age. His wife died some years ago, but a grown up family survive. His remains will be interred in the Woodville Cemetery this afternoon
 
Wald, David Bews (I32486)
 
11974 William moved to Gippsland ( Eastern Victoria ) and had a lot of children but sister Jane stayed on in Scarsdale.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Wednesday 9 July 1913; IRVINE.-On the 7th July, at his daughter's residence Meeniyan, William, beloved husband of
Caroline Irvine, of Dollar, South Gippsland, late of Newtown, Scarsdale, aged 81 years. A colonist of 61 years.
 
Irvine, William (I35791)
 
11975 William Mowat Flett, Son of James Flett & Barbara Mowat from Kirkwall was baptised on 1/7/1852 at Congregational Ch, Kirkwall by R Paterson. Flett, William Mowat (I42193)
 
11976 William Mowat, Son of William Mowat & Barbara Kirkness from St Andrews was baptised on 5/11/1845 at Congregational Ch, Kirkwall by R Paterson Mowat, William (I48613)
 
11977 William Muir, Birth Date: 1885, Birth Place: New South Wales, Registration Year: 1885, Registration Place: Stroud, New South Wales,Australia
Father: David Muir, Mother: Margaret, Registration Number: 20036
 
Muir, William (I35850)
 
11978 William Muir, Son of William Muir & Margaret Omand from Kirkwall was baptised on 3/6/1829 at Congregational Ch, Kirkwall by R Paterson Muir, William (I48590)
 
11979 William Omond, Spouse Name: Sarah Annie Birkwood Thacker, Marriage Place: Victoria, Reg Place: Victoria, Reg Year: 1862, Reg Number: 935
 
Omand, William Kirkness (I36729)
 
11980 William Randall, Birth Year: abt 1848, Age: 10, Death Date: 31 Dec 1858, Death Place: Port Adelaide, Residence Place: Port Adelaide
Father's name: David Randall, Registration Place: Adelaide, South Australia, Page Number: 361, Volume Number: 5
 
Rendall, William (I13780)
 
11981 William Roy Davidson Sketheway Birth Date: 18 May 1882 Birth Place: Marden Registration Place: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Father: William Sketheway Mother: Sarah Ray Joyce Page Number: 150 Volume Number: 283
 
Skethway, William Roy Davidson (I43118)
 
11982 William Russel Muir, Son of William Muir & Margaret Omand from Kirkwall was baptised on 01/11/1834 at Congregational Ch, Kirkwall by R Paterson Muir, William Russland (I5776)
 
11983 William Russell (1842 - 1924) son of William Russell and Elizabeth Bews was born at Odinstone on the island of Shapinsay. He was 11 years old when he arrived in SA with his father, mother, brother and two sisters. The eldest brother and two elder sisters did not emigrate. It was said the older brother went to America?
Chronicle Adelaide, SA Saturday 9th August 1924
Mr. William Russell, the well known sailmaker and ship chandler, of Port Adelaide, died at his residence at Union street, Semaphore, on August 1. Of a quiet and retiring disposition, he had an army of friends, who admired him for his sterling good qualities. He was a native of the Orkney Islands, and was 82 years of age. He arrived in South Australia in the fifties, and after serving his time with the late Captain French as a sailmaker, was employed by Messrs. Clarke and McKenzie as a foreman. Afterwards he started on his own account at the corner of Divett and Todd streets, Port Adelaide. In 1887 he entered into partnership with Mr. H. W. Thompson and bought out the business of his former employers. This partnership was dissolved three years later, and he opened in business in Commercial Road, Port Adelaide, where he continued until his death. He had held office as president and honorary curator of the institute, museum, and art gallery at Port Adelaide. He had also been a representative of the institute on the Public Library Board, and held the office at one time of vice-president of the Institutes' Association. He was one of the first students to be enrolled at the Adelaide University. He was a clever mathematician, and took a great interest in astronomy, having a miniature observatory at his residence. Up till about two years ago he was a correspondent of the paper conducted by the Astronomical Society. He was remarkably agile for his age, and he astonished local people about two years ago by scaling the flagstaff at the top of the tower of the Customs House at Port Adelaide for the purpose of carrying out some repairs connected with the halyards. He and Mr. John Playfair were the last two remaining foundation members of the Royal Yacht Squadron. He was associated for many years with the committee and as an officer of the club, and used to race his own yacht, Vivid. Later he was in partnership with Mr. Magnus Wald in the cutter Magic. When the squadron was formed, on November 6, 1859, he was of those who met at Mr. Bucknall's Club House Hotel to bring about its inauguration. In the years which followed he did much to keep yachting and yacht racing alive. He left a widow, one son, and two daughters- Mr. W. H. Russell and Mesdames Norris and Bushell. 
Russell, William (I6988)
 
11984 William Samuel Heddle, Death Date: 15 Dec 1946, Death Place: South Australia, Registration Year: 1946-1950
Registration Place: South Australia, Page Number: 6216, Volume Number: 708
 
Heddle, William Samuel (I32355)
 
11985 William Scott, Birth Year: abt 1834, Age: 69, Death Place: Toth W, Victoria, Father's name: Scott Wm, Mother's name: Mary Shearer
Registration Year: 1903, Registration Place: Victoria, Registration Number: 6053
 
Scott, William (I4661)
 
11986 William Sketheway Birth Date: 19 Dec 1854 Birth Place: Adelaide Registration Place: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Father: William Sketheway Mother: Agnes Davidson Page Number: 90 Volume Number: 5
William Skethaway Father's name: William Skethaway Spouse Name: Sarah Ray Joyce Spouse's Father's Name: S Joyce
Marriage Date: 22 May 1878 Marriage Place: Res Of William Skethaway Snr Adelaide Registration Place: Adelaide, South Australia
Page Number: 754 Volume Number: 115
 
Skethway, William (I43116)
 
11987 William Symonds of Ballarat ( from Cornwall ) seems to be the brother of Francis Symonds who emigrated ( also from Cornwall ) on the Navarino in 1848 to Adelaide with eleven children , and established a Christian Revivalist Community of some kind.
Elizabeth Bassett b. 1803, Father Thomas Bassett1 b. 14 May 1749, d. 22 Nov 1832
Mother Margaret Hawkey d. Apr 1823
Birth 1803 St Enoder, Cornwall
Married Name 8 November 1823 Symonds
Marriage 8 November 1823 St Enoder, Cornwall; William Symonds, bachelor, of St Enoder
Elizabeth Bassett, spinster, of St Enoder by banns
Witnesses Franis Symonds & Francis Symonds; Groom; William Symonds
Family
William Symonds
Citations; Will - Thomas Bassett 1832. Microfilm of the Marriages of St Enoder, Cornwall, 1754-1959 (Film 246783).
William Gomar Symonds was born in 1798 in Tregolis Farm , St Wenn , Cornwall , England. He died on 22 Sep 1877 in Sturt St., Ballarat, Victoria
William married Elizabeth Bassett. Elizabeth was born in 1800 in St Enoder , Cornwall , England.
William Gummow Symonds; Birth Year: abt 1797, Age: 80, Death Place: Victoria, Father's name: William, Reg Year: 1877, Reg Place: Victoria,
Reg Number: 7168
FRANCIS SYMONDS "The Amedeus"
Francis Symonds came to South Australia in 1848 on the Ship Navarino at Plymouth and took up land at Chain of Ponds. All 13 of the family arrived on November 10th 1848, after 99 days at sea. The first Bible Christian Methodist services in the district were held in his old farm house, and continued until the church was built at Chain of Ponds, of which he laid the foundation stone. Francis Symonds was a local preacher, Justice of the Peace and Chairman of the Para Wirra District council for over 30 years. Few men in the district were better known. Like many others in the early days of the colony, he used to make wine, and had it at table meals. Reverand R Lang, one of the ministers wrote, he was, taken all round, one of the finest men I have known: a gentlemen of striking appearance. If a stranger were to meet him walking down Rundle Street he would pause to look at him, walk on and turn around again to see him. In his youthful days, being a man of great physical strength and endurance, he amused himself by engaging in wrestling matches, at which he excelled. He lived until he was ninety years of age
 
Symonds, William (I35247)
 
11988 William Thomas Marwick Birth Date: Abt 1860 Birth Place: Collingwood, Victoria Registration Year: 1860 Registration Place: Victoria, Australia
Father: William Marwick Mother: Isabella Begg Registration Number: 11459.
Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918) Saturday 13 January 1883 MARWICK-HARVEY.-On the 3rd January, at 5 Victoria-street, Windsor, William Thomas Marwick, second son of William Gibson Marwick, of Mulgrave, to Georgina, second daughter of the late James Harvey, of Emerald-hill.
 
Marwick, William Thomas (I49407)
 
11989 William Tulloch married Betsy GRANT (nee SANDISON) and had three children: 1) James Wallace b.1897 m Gertrude Mabel LESLIE, 2) Flora Isobel Mary b.1901 and 3) Mikey Oliver Drever b.1904. All children were born at Morchard, South Australia.
Evening Journal Adelaide Monday 12th August 1878; William Tulloch Munro was charged, on remand, on the information of Amanda Jones,
with leaving his illegitimate child without means of support. Mr. C. C. Kingston for the defence. Ordered to pay 7s. 6d. per week and costs.
 
Munro, William Tulloch (I31584)
 
11990 William Walls, Son of Andrew Walls & Stewart Taylor from Orphir was baptised on 3/4/1850 at Congregational Ch, Kirkwall by R Paterson Walls, William (I47365)
 
11991 William was a clock repairer.
Od Section of St Olafs cemetery;
Erected by WILLIAM MCKAY, Merchant, in memory if his beloved wife SARAH TULLOCH who died 23rd July 1927 aged 61 years. Also the above WILLIAM MCKAY who died 21st April 1934 aged 66 years and their daughter ROBINA beloved wife of GEORGE HERCUS who died 10th July 1947 aged 39 years. The above GEORGE HERCUS who died 30th Dec 1954 aged 47 years. Until the day dawn."
 
Mackay, William (I5521)
 
11992 William was a linen draper.
An on line tree has the death as 14th May 1828.
The Berwick left Gravesend on 6 December 1822, arriving in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land on 21 June 1823.
The cabin passenger list was apparently on page 2 of Hobart Town Gazette of 28 June, which is missing from the online Tasmanian archives. 
Purbrick, William James (I47376)
 
11993 William was a plasterer. Budge, William Archer (I13067)
 
11994 william was a seaman in the merchant service Scott, William (I7024)
 
11995 William was a shoemaker before he signed up for service with the Royal Scots The New Army. Johnston, William Park (I30323)
 
11996 William was a widower when he married Janet in 1896. Both were living at New Scapa Road Kirkwall. Gunn, William Leask (I17376)
 
11997 William was born illegitimate. Scott, William Wylie (I23053)
 
11998 William was Chief Engineer on the Steam Tug "Joanetta" from St Judes Plymouth.
Possibly at Newbigging with children; Anna Evelyn b 19 Jul 1918 & Elizabeth Jane b 13 Mar 1920. 
Cock, William (I8631)
 
11999 William Watters, Westend Cottage, Finstown, Head died at Westend Cottage, Finstown on 21/05/1932 aged 72 of Malignant disease of bowel and was buried in Firth Burial Ground on 24/05/1932. Register No. 262, plot G, 256. Watters, William (I8713)
 
12000 William Yorston, Son of Robert Yorston & Elizabeth Gorie from Kirkwall was baptised on 2/2/1824 at Congregational Ch, Kirkwall by R Paterson
Grocer, died single. Informant was sister Robina Leonard.
William Yorston died on 17/11/1895 aged 71 in Kirkwall. Father: Robert Yorston. Mother: Elizabeth Gorie Informant: Robina Leonard (Sister) [Death Cert: 1895-021-00-0102]
 
Yorston, William (I45317)
 

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