James Kennedy

b. 1883, d. 1974
Father*David Kennedy b. about 1852, d. 3 Jan 1896
Mother*Helen Jane Yardy b. 9 Jun 1854, d. 3 Oct 1940
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      James Kennedy was born in 1883 in Dungog, New South Wales.

James Kennedy married Sarah Robson in 1908 in Dungog, New South Wales.
James was a Shire Engineer.

James Kennedy died in 1974 in Kempsey?, New South Wales.

Family

Sarah Robson b. 1887, d. 1972
Child

Lorna Irene Kennedy

b. 10 Jun 1912, d. 16 Mar 2003
Father*James Kennedy b. 1883, d. 1974
Mother*Sarah Robson b. 1887, d. 1972
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      Lorna Irene Kennedy was born on 10 Jun 1912 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Lorna Irene Kennedy married John William May, son of John Sampson May and Georgina Margaret Milligan, in 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales.

Lorna Irene May died on 16 Mar 2003 in Sydney, New South Wales, at the age of 90 late of Edina Retirement Centre, Waverley.

Family

John William May b. 21 Dec 1912, d. 12 Aug 1993
Child

Sarah Robson

b. 1887, d. 1972
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      Sarah Robson was born in 1887 in Dungog, New South Wales, a daughter of William and Jane Robson.

Sarah Robson married James Kennedy, son of David Kennedy and Helen Jane Yardy, in 1908 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Sarah Kennedy died in 1972 in Kempsey, New South Wales.

Family

James Kennedy b. 1883, d. 1974
Child

John William May

b. 21 Dec 1912, d. 12 Aug 1993
Father*John Sampson May b. 1879, d. 1958
Mother*Georgina Margaret Milligan b. about 1885, d. 1941
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      John William May was born on 21 Dec 1912 in Kempsey, New South Wales.

John William May married Lorna Irene Kennedy, daughter of James Kennedy and Sarah Robson, in 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales.

John William May died on 12 Aug 1993 in Sydney, New South Wales, at the age of 80 late of Waverley, formerly of Dover Heights.

Family

Lorna Irene Kennedy b. 10 Jun 1912, d. 16 Mar 2003
Child

John Sampson May

b. 1879, d. 1958
      John Sampson May was born in 1879 in Macleay River, New South Wales, a son of John G. and Mary May.

John Sampson May married Georgina Margaret Milligan in 1905 in Grafton, New South Wales.

John Sampson May died in 1958 in Sydney, New South Wales.

Family

Georgina Margaret Milligan b. about 1885, d. 1941
Children

Georgina Margaret Milligan

b. about 1885, d. 1941
      Georgina Margaret Milligan was born about 1885.

Georgina Margaret Milligan married John Sampson May in 1905 in Grafton, New South Wales.

Georgina Margaret May died in 1941 in Woolahrah, New South Wales, a daughter of William and Margaret.

Family

John Sampson May b. 1879, d. 1958
Children

Arthur Joseph Neilson

b. 1816, d. 8 Aug 1882
      Arthur Joseph Neilson was born in 1816 in Co. Down a son of Rev. Arthur and Jane Neilson. Arthur Joseph Neilson was known by his family and friends as Joseph.

Arthur Joseph Neilson married Elizabeth Killen in 1836 in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Arthur Joseph Neilson and Elizabeth Neilson immigrated on 6 Oct 1841 to Sydney, New South Wales, with their son Joseph as Assisted Immigrants on the "James Moran."

Arthur Joseph Neilson died on 8 Aug 1882 in Bandon Grove, New South Wales.

Family

Elizabeth Killen b. 1823, d. 29 Dec 1847
Children

Elizabeth Killen

b. 1823, d. 29 Dec 1847
      Elizabeth Killen was born in 1823 in Belfast, Co. Antrim, a daughter of John and Mary Killen.

Elizabeth Killen married Arthur Joseph Neilson in 1836 in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Elizabeth Neilson and Arthur Joseph Neilson immigrated on 6 Oct 1841 to Sydney, New South Wales, with their son Joseph as Assisted Immigrants on the "James Moran."

Elizabeth Neilson died on 29 Dec 1847 in Clarence Town, New South Wales, and her death was reported in Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer on 8 January 1848 (Page 2) as follows:
MURDER
A Mrs. Neilson, a lady residing about four miles from Clarence Town, was brutally murdered about ten days since, about half a mile from the township, on her return home. A man named Patrick Bryant was immediately arrested on suspicion, and has since been committed on the verdict of the Coroner's jury to stand his trial for the murder. The unfortunate deceased was daughter-in-law to the Rev. Dr. Neilson, of Belfast, Ireland, and has left three young children motherless. Patrick Bryan was subsequently hanged in Newcastle on 20 Oct. 1848.

Family

Arthur Joseph Neilson b. 1816, d. 8 Aug 1882
Children

Joseph Arthur Neilson

b. 8 Jun 1869, d. 8 Jun 1915
Father*William Neilson b. 11 Jan 1845, d. 16 May 1918
Mother*Mary Anne Yardy b. 23 Mar 1850, d. 2 May 1890
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      Joseph Arthur Neilson was born on 8 Jun 1869 at Bandon Grove in Dungog, New South Wales.

Joseph Arthur Neilson died on 8 Jun 1915 at Bandon Grove in Dungog, New South Wales, at the age of 46.

Eliza Jane Neilson

b. 30 Jul 1870, d. 20 Aug 1929
Father*William Neilson b. 11 Jan 1845, d. 16 May 1918
Mother*Mary Anne Yardy b. 23 Mar 1850, d. 2 May 1890
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      Eliza Jane Neilson was born on 30 Jul 1870 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Eliza Jane Neilson married James Henry Osmond on 1 Oct 1890 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Eliza Jane Osmond died on 20 Aug 1929 in Dungog, New South Wales, at the age of 59.

Family

Henry James Osmond b. 1861, d. 27 Nov 1938
Children

Robert Neilson

b. 11 Nov 1872, d. 8 Jul 1935
Father*William Neilson b. 11 Jan 1845, d. 16 May 1918
Mother*Mary Anne Yardy b. 23 Mar 1850, d. 2 May 1890
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      Robert Neilson was born on 11 Nov 1872 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Robert Neilson married Alice Jane Simmonds, daughter of John Thomas Simmonds and Elizabeth Jane Smith, in 1902 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Robert Neilson died on 8 Jul 1935 in Dungog, New South Wales, at the age of 62.

Family

Alice Jane Simmonds b. 1881, d. 14 Mar 1964
Children

Ada Alice Getty Neilson

b. 26 Dec 1876, d. 29 Jun 1959
Father*William Neilson b. 11 Jan 1845, d. 16 May 1918
Mother*Mary Anne Yardy b. 23 Mar 1850, d. 2 May 1890
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      Ada Alice Getty Neilson was born on 26 Dec 1876 at Fosters Creek in Dungog, New South Wales.

Ada Alice Getty Neilson married William Edward Smith in 1903 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Ada Alice Getty Neilson married Edward James Russell on 31 Oct 1907 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Ada Alice Getty Russell died on 29 Jun 1959 in Dungog, New South Wales, at the age of 82.

Family 1

William Edward Smith b. 1868, d. 1905
Child

Family 2

Edward James Russell b. 5 Jun 1883, d. 11 May 1941
Children

Eva Maude Neilson

b. 29 Mar 1879, d. 8 May 1961
Father*William Neilson b. 11 Jan 1845, d. 16 May 1918
Mother*Mary Anne Yardy b. 23 Mar 1850, d. 2 May 1890
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      Eva Maude Neilson was born on 29 Mar 1879 at Bandon Grove in Dungog, New South Wales.

Eva Maude Neilson married William Frederick Bosworth, son of Benjamin Thomas Bosworth and Elizabeth Blake Eason, on 23 Nov 1910 at Bandon Grove in Dungog, New South Wales.

Eva Maude Bosworth died on 8 May 1961 in Fosterton, New South Wales, at the age of 82.

Family

William Frederick Bosworth b. 13 Aug 1882, d. 9 Dec 1961
Children

William Walter Neilson

b. 6 May 1881, d. 25 May 1919
Father*William Neilson b. 11 Jan 1845, d. 16 May 1918
Mother*Mary Anne Yardy b. 23 Mar 1850, d. 2 May 1890
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      William Walter Neilson was born on 6 May 1881 in Dungog, New South Wales.

William Walter Neilson married Myra May Campbell in 1918 in Dungog, New South Wales.

William Walter Neilson died on 25 May 1919 in Stroud, New South Wales, at the age of 38.

Arthur Neilson

b. 8 Aug 1883, d. 26 Mar 1952
Father*William Neilson b. 11 Jan 1845, d. 16 May 1918
Mother*Mary Anne Yardy b. 23 Mar 1850, d. 2 May 1890
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      Arthur Neilson was born on 8 Aug 1883 at Bandon Grove in Dungog, New South Wales.

Arthur Neilson married Ivy Mary Bosworth, daughter of Benjamin Thomas Bosworth and Elizabeth Blake Eason, in 1910 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Arthur Neilson died on 26 Mar 1952 at Bandon Grove in Dungog, New South Wales, at the age of 68.

Family

Ivy Mary Bosworth b. 20 May 1890, d. 14 Apr 1977
Children

Clarence Richard Neilson

b. 10 Sep 1885, d. 1960
Father*William Neilson b. 11 Jan 1845, d. 16 May 1918
Mother*Mary Anne Yardy b. 23 Mar 1850, d. 2 May 1890
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      Clarence Richard Neilson was born on 10 Sep 1885 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Clarence Richard Neilson married Eleanor Ann Ratley in 1911 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Clarence Richard Neilson died in 1960 in Scone, New South Wales.

Duncan Neilson

b. 15 Oct 1887, d. 4 Jan 1969
Father*William Neilson b. 11 Jan 1845, d. 16 May 1918
Mother*Mary Anne Yardy b. 23 Mar 1850, d. 2 May 1890
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      Duncan Neilson was born on 15 Oct 1887 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Duncan Neilson married Elsie Maud Simmonds, daughter of John Thomas Simmonds and Elizabeth Jane Smith, in 1912 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Duncan Neilson died on 4 Jan 1969 in Dungog, New South Wales, at the age of 81.

Family

Elsie Maud Simmonds b. 1892, d. 13 Nov 1965
Children

Harold Neilson

b. 2 May 1890, d. 20 Sep 1917
Father*William Neilson b. 11 Jan 1845, d. 16 May 1918
Mother*Mary Anne Yardy b. 23 Mar 1850, d. 2 May 1890
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      Harold Neilson was born on 2 May 1890 at Bandon Grove in Dungog, New South Wales.

He began military service about 1915 as a Private in the Australian Infantry Forces, Service No: 4208.

Harold Neilson died on 20 Sep 1917 in Field of Conflict at the age of 27 and the cause of his death was recorded as fatal wounding.

William Wand

b. about 1830, d. 1897
      William Wand was born about 1830.

William Wand married Emma Kimber in 1855 at Church of England in Houghton, New South Wales.

William Wand died in 1897 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Family

Emma Kimber b. about 1835, d. 1918
Child

Emma Kimber

b. about 1835, d. 1918
      Emma Kimber was born about 1835.

Emma Kimber married William Wand in 1855 at Church of England in Houghton, New South Wales.

Emma Wand died in 1918 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Family

William Wand b. about 1830, d. 1897
Child

Jesse William Yardy

b. 4 May 1889, d. 1961
Father*John Richard Yardy b. 27 Dec 1851, d. 3 Oct 1940
Mother*Clara Wand b. 1865, d. 15 Aug 1903
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      Jesse William Yardy was born on 4 May 1889 in Dungog, New South Wales.

Jesse William Yardy died in 1961 in Gloucester, New South Wales.

Richard Alfred Yardy

b. 1891, d. 20 Jul 1916
Father*John Richard Yardy b. 27 Dec 1851, d. 3 Oct 1940
Mother*Clara Wand b. 1865, d. 15 Aug 1903
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Richard A. Yardy (R) - a studio photo taken in 1915 (from Marie Neilson)
      Richard Alfred Yardy was born in 1891 in Dungog, New South Wales. He was described as five feet 7.5 inches in height, weighed 144 pounds, with fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair, according to his Army enlistment records on 2 Aug 1915.

He began military service on 3 Aug 1915 in Newcastle, New South Wales, in the "A" Company, 30th Infantry Battalion of the Australian Infantry Forces - Regimental No: 321. He embarked from Sydney on 9 Nov 1915 on board the H.M.A.T. 'Beltana', following three months of training.

Richard Alfred Yardy died on 20 Jul 1916 in the Western Front.
He was buried on 29 Sep 1916 at Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Grave location recorded as: Grave 58, Row K and Plot 1) in Fleurbaix, Pas-de-Calais, in Grave 72, Row C and Plot 2. Following reconstruction of the cemetery by the Imperial War Graves Commission, the location of Richard's grave was identified in a letter to his parents dated 1 Sep 1925.