George Alexander Syme

b. 10 Oct 1821, d. 21 Dec 1894
Father*George Alexander Syme b. 1791, d. 28 Jan 1845
Mother*Jean Mitchell b. 8 May 1788, d. 1 Jan 1870
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      George Alexander Syme was born on 10 Oct 1821 in Montrose, Angus.

George Alexander Syme immigrated to Melbourne, Victoria.

George Alexander Syme died on 21 Dec 1894 in Melbourne, Victoria, at the age of 73.

Albert Joseph Easterbrook

b. about 1879, d. 1939
      Albert Joseph Easterbrook was born about 1879 at Poplar in London a son of Harry and Sarah Easterbrook.

Albert Joseph Easterbrook married Christina MacDonald in 1935 in Victoria (Not confirmed.)

Albert Joseph Easterbrook died in 1939 in Glen Iris, Victoria, at the age of 60 years.

Violet Addison Garnett

b. 4 Apr 1883, d. 31 Jul 1952
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Lady Violet Addison Garnett Syme c.1903
      Violet Addison Garnett was born on 4 Apr 1883 in Clitheroe, Lancashire, a daughter of Edith F. and Thomas Garnett.

Violet Addison Garnett married Geoffrey Syme, son of David Syme and Annabella Johnson, on 15 Jan 1902 in Waddington, Yorkshire. On a 1941 her name was legally changed to Lady Violet Addison Garnett Syme.

Violet Addison Syme died on 31 Jul 1952 in Kew, Victoria, at the age of 69.

Mildred Rowe

b. 1883, d. 3 Dec 1966
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      Mildred Rowe was born in 1883 in Ballarat, Victoria, a daughter of Eliza (née Rodier) and Henry E. Rowe.

Mildred Rowe married Oswald Julian Syme, son of David Syme and Annabella Johnson, in 1908 in Victoria.

Mildred Syme died on 3 Dec 1966 in Ballarat, Victoria.

Family

Oswald Julian Syme b. 1878, d. 1967
Children

Nancy Alison Syme

b. 8 Sep 1908, d. 8 Sep 1993
Father*Oswald Julian Syme b. 1878, d. 1967
Mother*Mildred Rowe b. 1883, d. 3 Dec 1966
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      Nancy Alison Syme was born on 8 Sep 1908 in Victoria.

Nancy Alison Syme married Hamish Chesborough Henry MacDonald in 1934 in Victoria.

Nancy Alison Syme married Edwin Hill Balfour Neill in 1946 in Melbourne, Victoria.

Nancy Alison Neill died on 8 Sep 1993 in Melbourne, Victoria, at the age of 85 on her 85th birthday. An obituary for Nancy Alison was published The Age on 9 Sep 1993. It read: A former director of David Syme & Co. Limited and member of the Syme newspaper dynasty, Mrs Nancy Neill, died yesterday after a short illness. It was her 85th birthday.
Mrs Neill is survived by three children, including the radio broadcvaster and former director of David Syme, Mr Ranald Macdonald.
She was the daughter of Oswald Syme, long-time chairman of David Syme, and grand-daughter of the founder of 'The Age', Mr David Syme.
Her first husband, Captain Hamish Macdonald, was killed in Malaya in World War II. She married Lieutenant-Colonel Edwin Neill, a friend of Captain Macdonald, in 1946.
She was a keen golfer and collector of Australian art, and spent much of her time farming at Clyde, near Berwick.
As a prominent shareholder in David Syme, Mrs Neill played a role in establishing the partnership between David Syme and John Fairfax and Sons in 1966, a time when the company was in danger of being taken over.
She joined the board of directors of David Syme & Co. in 1977 and reained a director until 1982.
A former company secretary of David Syme, Mr Philip Taylor, yesterday described Mrs Neill as a woman who "accepted, somewhat reluctantly, a matriarchial role in the Syme family business which she used to maintain the independence and integrity of 'The Age'".
The chairman of the David Syme advisory board and former managing director, Mr Greg Taylor, paid tribute, saying Mrs Neill had carried on the Syme tradition of honour, integrity and decication. "As a member of the Syme family she had an extensive knowledge of the newspaper business and took a very keen interest in all aspects of publishing".
A funeral service will be held on Monday.

Hamish Chesborough Henry MacDonald

b. 28 Mar 1905, d. 19 Jan 1942
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      Hamish Chesborough Henry MacDonald was born on 28 Mar 1905 in South Yarra, Victoria, a son of Ethel (née Greene) and Claude A. MacDonald.

Hamish Chesborough Henry MacDonald married Nancy Alison Syme, daughter of Oswald Julian Syme and Mildred Rowe, in 1934 in Victoria.

He began military service on 23 Jul 1940 in Paddington, New South Wales, in the Australian Army, Serrvice No. NX12599. He served in 2/9 Australian Infantry Battalion, rising to the rank of Captain.

Hamish Chesborough Henry MacDonald died on 19 Jan 1942 at the field of conflict at the age of 36.

Thomas Lawson Harkness

b. 1917, d. about 30 Jul 2002
Father*Thomas Lawson Harkness b. about 1888, d. 1947
Mother*Ellen Lee b. about 1886, d. 1982
      Thomas Lawson Harkness was born in 1917 in Malvern, Victoria.

Thomas Lawson Harkness died about 30 Jul 2002 in Victoria.

Annie Syme

b. 1879, d. 1879
Father*David Syme b. 1830, d. 1900
Mother*Barbara Clarke Mitchell b. 1841, d. 1930
      Annie Syme was born in 1879 in Emerald Hill, Victoria.

Annie Syme died in 1879 in Emerald Hill, Victoria, at the age of 1 day.

Alexander John Syme

b. 1883, d. 1960
Father*David Syme b. 1830, d. 1900
Mother*Barbara Clarke Mitchell b. 1841, d. 1930
      Alexander John Syme was born in 1883 in Emerald Hill, Victoria.

Alexander John Syme married Alice White in 1907 in Victoria.

Alexander John Syme died in 1960 in Surrey Hills, Victoria.

Barbara Lilian Syme

b. 1880, d. 1950
Father*David Syme b. 1830, d. 1900
Mother*Barbara Clarke Mitchell b. 1841, d. 1930
      Barbara Lilian Syme was born in 1880 in Emerald Hill, Victoria.

Barbara Lilian Syme married Carl Wilks Stawell Wright in 1917 in Victoria.

Barbara Lilian Syme died in 1950 in Centerbury, Victoria.

Robert William Syme

b. 1877, d. 1960
Father*David Syme b. 1830, d. 1900
Mother*Barbara Clarke Mitchell b. 1841, d. 1930
      Robert William Syme was born in 1877 in Emerald Hill, Victoria.

Robert William Syme married Florence May O'Neill in 1906 in Victoria.

Robert William Syme died in 1960 in Kew, Victoria.

Alice White

b. about 1885, d. 1978
      Alice White was born about 1885 in Waimate a daughter of Jane (née Longmore) and Henry C. White.

Alice White married Alexander John Syme, son of David Syme and Barbara Clarke Mitchell, in 1907 in Victoria.

Alice Syme died in 1978 in Surrey Hills, Victoria, at the age of 93 years.

Florence May O'Neill

b. about 1880, d. 1950
      Florence May O'Neill was born about 1880 a daughter of Sarah (née Brookes) and Francis O'Neill.

Florence May O'Neill married Robert William Syme, son of David Syme and Barbara Clarke Mitchell, in 1906 in Victoria.

Florence May Syme died in 1950 in Kew, Victoria.

Carl Wilks Stawell Wright

b. 1880, d. 1950
      Carl Wilks Stawell Wright was born in 1880 in Pleasant Creek, Victoria, a son of Mary A (née Wilks) and Donald M. Wright.

Carl Wilks Stawell Wright married Barbara Lilian Syme, daughter of David Syme and Barbara Clarke Mitchell, in 1917 in Victoria. Carl Wilks Stawell Wright was also known as Charles Wilks Stawell.

Charles Wilks Stawell Wright died in 1950 in Elsternwick, Victoria, at the age of 70 years.

Ethel Lillian Libby

b. about 1877, d. 1941
      Ethel Lillian Libby was born about 1877 in Newquay, Cornwall, a daughter of Mary (née Rouse) and George Libby.

Ethel Lillian Libby married David Syme, son of David Syme and Barbara Clarke Mitchell, in 1901 in Victoria.

Ethel Lillian Syme died in 1941 in Kew, Victoria, at the age of 64 years.