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7701 «i» Service: Australian Army, Service Number: N99849, Date of Enlistment: 29 Oct 1940, Place of Enlistment: NEWCASTLE, NSW. Next of Kin: WILSON, GEORGE, Date of Discharge: 3 May 1941, Rank: Sapper, Posting at Discharge: 2 FIELD SUR COY R A E....
Service: Royal Australian Navy, Service Number: S/V67, Date of Enlistment: 28 Apr 1941, Home Port/Port Devision: SYDNEY, NSW. Next of Kin: WILSON, GEORGE, Date of Death: 20 Nov 1941, Rank: TELEGRAPHIST, Posting at Death: "HMAS SYDNEY", Roll of Honour: DUNGOG NSW.

The sinking of HMAS Sydney, November 1941«b»
«/b»The loss and the controversyOn 19 November 1941, following a battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran, in the Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast, the light cruiser HMAS Sydney disappeared, almost without trace. The loss of the Sydney with its full war complement of 645 remains to this day Australia's worst naval disaster and one of its greatest wartime mysteries. The only confirmed relics found were a lifebelt and a Carley life float damaged by shellfire. Of the Kormoran's crew of 397, 317 were rescued. 
WILSON Clifford (I5131)
7702 «i»"Gave Alec his 1st job"«/i» SUTTON Walter George (I1813)
7703 «i»(Sir) Henry Somer Gullett farmer, journalist, historian and politician,«/i» was born on 26 March «i»1878 at Toolamba West, Victoria, son of London-born Charles William Gullett, farmer, and his wife Rose Mary, née Somer, born in Victoria. He was educated at state schools and learned milking, ploughing, harvesting and horsemanship even as he received his schooling. Only 12 when his father died, Gullett left school to help his mother on the farm. He soon began to write on agriculture for the Geelong Advertiser. His uncle,Henry Gullett, who had been editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, encouraged him to pursue journalism and in 1900 he joined the staff of that paper.Having quickly become established in his profession, in 1908 Gullett went to London where he worked as a freelance but also wrote for the Sydney Daily Telegraph and Sun. He took up intensive study of migration, believing it to be the key to the development and defence of Australia. He became closely involved in the immigration work of Australia House and in 1914 published in London The Opportunity in Australia, an illustrated, practical handbook on Australian rural life. Its first chapter was autobiographical. Gullett married Elizabeth Penelope Frater, daughter of Barbara Baynton, at a civil ceremony in Marylebone, London, on 2 October 1912; they had a son and a daughter.

«b»«/i»Biographical Notes
Henry Somer Gullett, 1878-1940«/b»
Henry Somer Gullett was born on 26 March 1878 in Harston, Victoria, the son of Charles William Gullett, a farmer, and his wife Rose Mary. He was educated at various Victorian state schools. His father died when he was 12 and he left school to help his mother on the land after which he spent some time on the land.
In 1900 he joined the staff of the «i»Sydney Morning Herald«/i» and in 1908 he went to London as correspondent for two other Sydney papers, the «i»Daily Telegraph«/i» and «i»The Sun«/i». He also combined freelance journalism with a special study of migration to Australia, published under the title «i»The opportunity in Australia«/i» in 1913.
In 1915 Gullett was appointed Australian official war correspondent with the British and French armies on the Western Front. The following year he enlisted in the Australian Field Artillery, receiving his commission in 1917. Shortly afterwards he was transferred to the War Records Section in Palestine and in 1918 appointed official A.I.F. correspondent in that area. He jointly edited «i»Australia in Palestine«/i» (1919) and wrote «i»Unguarded«/i» «i»Australia: a plea for immigration«/i» (1919) and «i»The Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine«/i», 1914-1918, (1923), volume 7 of the «i»Official history«/i» «i»of Australia in the War«/i».
After the War Gullett briefly held the position of Director of the Australian War Museum and in 1920 he was appointed Director of the Australian Immigration Bureau. He resigned in 1922 over disagreements with W.M. Hughes and returned to journalism with the Melbourne «i»Herald«/i».
In 1925 Gullett won the Victorian seat of Henty in the House of Representatives as a Nationalist (later United Australia Party) candidate. He held the seat until his death.
The party and ministerial positions he held were:
Deputy Leader of Opposition, 1929-1930
Minister of Trade and Customs, 1928-1929, 1932-1933
Minister without Portfolio, 1934-1937
Minister for External Affairs and Minister for Information, 1939-1940
Gullett represented Australia at the Ottawa Conference in 1932 and shortly after his return he was created a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (January 1933). From 1937 to 1940 he was Vice-President of the Executive Council.
On 13 August 1940 Gullett and two other Cabinet ministers were killed in an air crash near Canberra. He was survived by Lady Gullett, whom he had married in 1912, and their children Henry Baynton Somer Gullett and Susan Gullett (later Mrs P. Hackforth-Jones).

Sir Henry Somer Gullett, Vice-president of the Executive Council and Minister in charge of Scientific and Industrial Research. A journalist until his enlistment in 1916, Henry Gullett became Australia's official war correspondent for the AIF in Palestine in 1918. He was elected to Parliament in 1925, becoming Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 1929 to 1930, Minister for Trade and Customs from 1928 to 1929 and 1932 to 1933, Minister without portfolio from 1934 to 1937, Minister for External Affairs and Information from 1939 to 1940, and was appointed Vice President of the Executive Council in March 1940. 
GULLETT Sir Henry Somer (I636)
7704 «i». Service No & unit: VX27886; Private; 2/24 Battalion, POW«/i» JACKSON Roy Norman (Bing) (I1889)
7705 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1314
7706 «i»10 Children to this marriage«/i» Family F1349
7707 «i»1881-82 School admissions: Helen GOODWILLIE Green Island school, Dunedin. Birthdate 30th April 1875. Parent/guardian David GOODWILLIE.Reason for leaving - left the district. ( Patricia O'Shea)

Helen GOODWILLIE admission date: 31 Jan 1881, Birthdate 30 April 1875; No prior school; Last day 19th June 1882, left district. ( Michelle Port, Secretary of Green Island School)

Register No. 873, Age on Admission Born Nov 75, 13.9 Date of Admission 16 Aug 1889, Date of Discharge 12 Jan 1892 (New South Wales, Australia, Industrial School Registers, 1867-1925 for Ellen Goodwillie) «/i»
On 25 Oct 1889, when Helens brother was placed into the care as per the Entrance Books for "Vernon and the Sabraon" industrial school for boys, it is stated that Helen "Nellie" was in care at the Paramatta Reformatry.«/i» 
GOODWILLIE Helen "Ellen" Hamilton (I599)
7708 «i»1st March 1924 Charles leaves Tilbury, London England aboard the "Ormande" a 14,853 tons, costing 33pounds.... Bound for Australia.
Charles was raised by his Grand-parents, John and Eliza. Frances was only about 16 years old when she gave birth to Charles, nick named Bertie in his younger years. To my knowledge he was bought up as the youngest child of John and Eliza and brother to John, Anne, Jessica, Henry, Margaret, Charlotte, Charles Bruce and Frances, and seen very little of Frances while growing up.
Charles first enlisted in the Army on the 12th August 1926 for a period of 5 years then re-enlisted till he was discharged on 1st September 1947, serving 21 years and 21 days, which included 6 years and 147days of active duty.
Gunner 12 Aug 1926
Artificer 5 Jan 1929
Gunner 19 Jan 1931
Private 2 Sep 1931
Lance Corp. 1 Aug 1934
Corporal 20 Sep 1937
Corp Sgt 10 Oct 1937
Service Number NX27093, Date of Enlistment 12 Aug 1926, Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW, Next of Kin CARD, ENID, Date of Discharge 1 Sep 1947, Rank Sergeant, Posting at time of Discharge 2/53 LIGHT AID DETACHMENT«/i» 
CARD Charles Herbert (I34)
7709 «i»2 Pinfold Cresent«/i» HANDLEY Arthur (I138)
7710 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1310
7711 «i»3 children«/i» Family F1368
7712 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1370
7713 «i»3 children«/i» Family F1371
7714 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1313
7715 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1335
7716 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1336
7717 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1366
7718 «i»4 children«/i» Family F1374
7719 «i»41 Forth Street, Boolaroo, NSW«/i» MCKILLOP-DAVIES John (Jacky) Henry (I590)
7720 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1312
7721 «i»5 children to this marriage«/i» Family F1329
7722 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1311
7723 «i»6 children«/i» Family F1365
7724 «i»7 Children«/i» Family F1369
7725 «i»80 Gisbourne Street, Wellington, NSW.«/i» BROWN Arthur Vine (I4988)
7726 «i»9 Children to this marriage.«/i» Family F1306
7727 «i»A minor at time of marriage (as was his wife) and the marriage cert shows the parental conse nt. Lily Ada Giggins was a witness.Fred was injured in a crash when riding as sidecar passenger in his son Tom's Harley Davidson. His health was poor from that time and his ultimate death could be directly attributed t o the accident.Lily May's birth cert gives his place of birth as Parading Ground, Raymond Terrace. (Notes of Donna Bailey)«/i» SUTTON Frederick George (I1809)
7728 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2481)
7729 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I164)
7730 «i»Albert enlisted in the Australian Army at Paddington, New South Wales 7 February 1942. He was discharged 16 April 1946 with rank of Sapper, 2/2 Australian Boring SEC R A E. «/i» MANNING Albert (Bert) Clarence (I2445)
7731 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2459)
7732 «i»Alfred served in France and Belgium during WW1, He was gassed and in poor health for the rest of his life.«/i» HAYNES Alfred John (I4043)
7733 «i»Also it has been said that «b»Mary Ann CHAPMAN«/b» is William Wallace Williams mother not «b»Marian EVANS, «/b»more research into this needs to be done yet for proof as to his mother and other siblings. Another name is also «b»Mary Ann EVANS«/b». As yet I have not been able to find birth records for William Wallace Willliams and is said to born at Millers Point in Sydney. Another source says that William Williams came from Devon in England in about 1840. On lighthouse records sates Williams date of birth as 17 Dec 1841.
Found a Baptism for a William Wallis Williams which could well be our William. 49 Vol: 28... Parents stated as William Williams and Mary Williams of Cumberland Street,and William being a Master Rigger.With the birth stating 1 feb 1843 and christened 3 Mar 1844.
On Williams Wallace Williams death certificate it states that he died of a Cerebral Haemorrhage, that he was 77 years of age and that his son Walter George Williams was the informant, states that his father was a ??? Williams and mother as Marian Evans.One of lifes mystery's that may never be solved, more research needed.
Notes from Betty Ann Villy's Research: William Wallace Williams employed by the Marine Board on the pilot steamer " Captain Cook" from 1 Feb 1877 until 1 Jun 1880. The crew during this period were, Master Charles Smith, Mate William Firth, Second Mate E D Maides, First Engineer E.Bloomfield and Second Engineer William Williams at a salary of £ 168.0.0 per year. There was also 4 firemen, 10 boatmen, 2 lookout men as well as a cook and a providor. 
WILLIAMS William Wallace (I40)
7734 «i»Altho Jane (Jenni) death records her as being 58 when dieing in 1893, I would suggest she was 68 and not 58 making her birth 1825 and not 1835. Her marriage to Thomas Boyle was 1 Jan 1848, if born in 1835 would of only made Jane (Jenni) 12/13 years of age at time of marriage, so I am going to say she was born abt 1825 which seems to me a better age 22/23 to getting married. «/i» EWART Jane (Jenny) (I27508)
7735 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2592)
7736 «i»An Australian actress, Penne has numerous television credits such as Bellbird, Number 96, Homicide, Matlock Police, Division 4, Tandarra, Cash and Company, Young Ramsay, Punishment, Bellamy, A Country Practice, Mother and Son, Tanamera - Lion of Singapore, Murder Call and All Saints. Penne also wrote the book "Barbara Baynton - Between Two Worlds" a biography of Barbara Baynton.

«b»Source«/i»: The Australian Womens Weekly: May 21, 2013. -:«/b» Penne, a petite beauty known for her aristocratic bearing and engaging smile, was instantly recognisable to generations of television viewers for countless roles in classic Australian TV dramas such as «i»Homicide«/i», «i»Matlock«/i», «i»A Country Practice«/i», «i»Mother and Son«/i», «i»Rafferty's Rules«/i» and «i»GP«/i», and most recently «i»Chandon Pictures«/i» and «i»30 Seconds«/i».
She was also the granddaughter of Sir Henry Gullet, a former journalist who was a newspaper correspondent on the western front and worked alongside official war historian Charles Bean.
He was later a director of the Australian War Museum and a minister in the Menzies government and was knighted in 1933.
Penne was born Penelope Beatrix Hackforth-Jones in Greenwich, Connecticut on August 5, 1949, the eldest daughter of Melbourne beauty Susan Gullet and her second husband, British-born businessman Paul Hackforth-Jones.
She graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in 1966. Her first credited screen appearance was in the popular Australian-made TV series «i»Riptide«/i» in 1969 before she won a continuing role in one the country best known soap operas, «i»Bellbird«/i», during the early 1970s.
Penne returned to the small screen soon after as the popular widow Jessica Johnson in the bushranging series «i»Cash and Company«/i» opposite Serge Lazareff and Gus Mercurio, a role for which she won two national awards as best actress.
She made her film debut opposite Jack Thompson and Sam Neill in 1979's «i»The Journalist«/i» and later starred with some of Australia's best known actors, including Jacki Weaver, Toni Collette and Cate Blanchett in movies such as «i»Muriel's Wedding«/i» and «i»Paradise Road«/i».
Like her many of her screen characters, Hackforth-Jones was gentle and funny but always with a sense of adventure possibly because of her childhood, of which she once wrote: ''I was raised with horses and learnt to ride in a rigorous school which had us jumping over obstacles with our hands held out horizontally.''

Although she had serious relationships at various times in her life, Penne
Hackforth-Jones never married. She is survived by her sisters, Jos, Simary and
HACKFORTH-JONES Penelope Beatrix (I640)
7737 «i»Archibald and Edith living at 20 Cameron Street, Newcastle in Subdivision of Hamilton according to the 1943 and 1949 Australian Electrol Roll. Archibald listed as a labourer and Edith as home duties.«b»

Funeral Notice: «/b»Newcastle Herald - 27 Jan 1998.«/i»FRATER«b».«/b» - The Relatives and friends of the late, Archibald (Spro) Alexander Frater, aged 86 years, of Narla Nursing Home and formaly of James Street, Hamilton are invited to attend his Funneral to held in the North Chapel, Newcastle Crematorium Beresfield tomorrow, Wednesday afternoon, Service commencing at 1 o'clock. 
FRATER Archibald (Spro) Alexander (I714)
7738 «i»As a lad Henry John Limeburner went to sea and sailed with Captain Paton in the barque "Summer Cloud" and also with CaptainLamont and at one time was in command of the ketch "Alfred Edwards" which belonged to Mr John Ash.
Tiring of the sea he tried his luck in the Queensland diggins where he amassed a considerable sum of money. He then returned tothe sea for some time running from Auckland to the Bay of Islands before returning to Newcastle. During this time he was onlyshipwrecked once when the schooner "Petrel" foundered on the Richmond bar near Ballina with all hands being saved
In 1894 Henry John Limeburner began the "Limeburners 1d (one penny) ferry sevice" which ran from the steps near the HartleySpurr bait depot to the lower end of Dyke End. Four years later they (father and sons John and Jim) operated launches until about1918. The service also carried sailors to the large number of ships moored in the harbour.
31st October 1873: Hugh Holt and Henry John Limeburner rescued Boxett and his boat in a gale (Newcastle Chronicle, 4/11/1873,
18th April 1896: Henry, the ferryman, had a heated problem with the coastal steamer "Oakland" as it was berthing at Log Wharf.
Litigation followed. (Sydney Sun feature article 23/7/1971)

"1901 Federal Directory of Newcastle and District"
p.16, p.20: Limeburner, H, Wolfe Street, waterman

p.58: "Steam Ferries - Dyke (Penny) Ferry, H.Limeburner & SonsOn Henry John Limeburners death certificate his fathers name is again given as James and his mothers name is stated "Unknown" shehad been dead for over 50 years. At death his children are listed as 8 living and one male and one female deceased - the dead
would be Georgina M (1888) and Charles (1892).«/i» 
LIMEBURNER Henry John (I352)
7739 «i»Ash parish registers Doc No Kent 25«/i» SUTTON William (I4048)
7740 «i»Ashes scattered on Hunter River, Newcastle, NSW«/i» JACKSON Thelma Lottie (I1874)
7741 «i»Audrey was middle named Estrees after the place where her father was shot in WW2«/i» KNIGHT Audrey Estrees (I1999)
7742 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1331)
7743 «i»Australian Army, Service Number QX26837, Date of Enlistment 8 Jan 1942, Place of Enlistment BRISBANE, QLD, Next of Kin GURR, JOHANNA, Date of Discharge 8 Feb 1946, Date of Death 9 Dec 1947, Rank Private, Posting at time of Discharge 2/7 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION «/i» GURR Kevin Murnane (I1332)
7744 «i»Australian Army, Sevice Number NX113019 (N156236), Date of Enlistment 3 Sep 1942, Place of Enlistment WEST MAITLAND, NSW, Next of Kin GURR, HENRY, Date of Discharge 11 Jun 1945, Rank Corporal, Posting at Discharge 15 AUST COY A S C 1 AUST DIV GURR Henry Charles Flarretty (Flaherty) (I812)
7745 «i»Baptismal sponsor: James WilsonWas Hannah aka Annie a bigamist? Annie remarried John Robert REID on 7 April 1880, but her first husband Thomas Dall HENDERSON did not die until 14 April 1886. It is doubtful that they divorced back then, but maybe. My theory is that Hannah became disillusioned with marriage as 1st husband Thomas was a mariner and would have been at sea most of the time. Maybe he had even deserted her, who knows? It seemed however that she met Canadian John Robert REID and they obviously fell in love. She remarried under the name Annie in 1880. They set off to the country where he became a hotel proprietor and eventually they moved to Chicago, USA in 1897 with children William Claude & Jessie Kealie. Margaret Allport & daughter Claudia moved there in 1900. The USA 1900 census shows them as living at 53 Florence Avenue, Lake View, Chicago, County Cook, Illinois, USA. The 1910 shows all but Claudia living at Orchard St, Chicago. (Notes of Kevin Pitts)«/i» PITT Hannah (Annie) (I934)
7746 «i»Barbara Lawrence writer, was born on 4 June 1857 at Scone, New South Wales, youngest daughter of John Lawrence, carpenter, and his wife Elizabeth, née Ewart, who had arrived in Sydney from Londonderry, Ireland, as bounty immigrants in the Royal Consort on 9 November 1840. However Barbara later alleged that her father was Captain Robert Lawrence Kilpatrick of the Bengal Light Cavalry. By 1866 the Lawrences had moved to Murrurundi. Educated at home, Barbara enjoyed the works of Dickens and the Russian novelists; she became a governess with the Fraters at Merrylong Park, south of Quirindi. On 24 June 1880 at Tamworth Presbyterian Church she married Alexander Frater junior, a selector. Next year they moved to the Coonamble district, where she bore two sons and a daughter.In 1887 Frater ran off with Sarah Glover, a servant in his household; Barbara took her children to Sydney, instituted divorce proceedings and was granted a decree absolute on 4 March 1890. Next day at St Philip's Church of England, claiming to be a widow, she married a 70-year-old widower Thomas Baynton, who was a retired surgeon with literary and academic friends who visited his home at Woollahra. Financially secure, Barbara began to add to her husband's collection of Georgian silver and antiques. Robust and vigorous, overflowing with vitality, she also began to write short stories, verse and articles for the Bulletin. Her first story, 'The Tramp', was published in December 1896After failing to find a publisher in Sydney for her collection of six short stories, in 1902 Barbara Baynton visited London where, with the help of Edward Garnett, the critic, Bush Studies was published that year by Duckworth & Co. She did not romanticize bush life and showed a savage revulsion against its loneliness and harshness. 'A Dreamer', 'The Chosen Vessel', 'Scrammy 'and' and 'Squeaker's Mate' are chilling tales of terror and nightmare, built up detail by detail rather than by atmosphere and the supernatural. Stephens reviewed Bush Studies in the Bulletin, 14 February 1903: 'So precise, so complete, with such insight into detail and such force of statement, it ranks with the masterpieces of realism in any language'. To Vance Parmer, 'Bush Church' and 'Billy Skywonkie' had 'a robust masculine humour'. Writing powerfully, with economy of style, Baynton used certain symbolic and recurrent themes, notably the strong maternal instinct, the loyalty of the dog, the isolation of the bush and a bitter insistence on man's brutality to woman, which gave unity to the stories and lifted them above the plane of simple realism.In 1903 Barbara Baynton returned to Sydney where her husband died on 10 June 1904, leaving her his whole estate, valued for probate at £3871. She began investing on the Stock Exchange, particulary in the Law Book Co. of Australasia Ltd of which she later became chairman of directors. An astute businesswoman, she also bought and sold antiques and started her fine collection of black opals from Lightning Ridge. She contributed occasional forceful articles to the Sydney Morning Herald on the 'Indignity of Domestic Service' and other women's issues. She spent the next years between Australia and London, where she lived 'in a succession of increasingly fine houses', surrounded by Chinese lacquer, Chippendale furniture, ornate porcelain and silver. Something of a celebrity in literary circles, she entertained lavishly and knew many famous people. She found time to write her only novel, Human Toll (London, 1907) which, despite its melodrama and 'unsure management of structure', included in A. A. Phillips's opinion 'some of her most characteristic writing … and maturer insights into human behaviour'. During World War I she opened her house in Connaught Square to British and Australian soldiers, and in 1917 published Cobbers, a reissue of Bush Studies with two new stories, including 'Trooper Jim Tasman'.On 11 February 1921 Barbara Baynton married Rowland George Alanson-Winn, fifth baron Headley, president of the Society of Engineers and of the Muslim Society in England, and a sportsman. Next year he became bankrupt. Outraged when he refused the throne of Albania, she returned to Melbourne in a huff. She built a house at Toorak, near her daughter Penelope who had married (Sir) Henry Gullett in 1912, and furnished it with Queen Anne and Georgian pieces. Bored with it, she sold its contents with such success that she returned to England and brought back another shipload of antiques. Dark, with heavily lidded, watchful eyes, she loved jewellery, especially opals and pearls, and beautiful clothes. With considerable charm, 'a devastating wit', a caustic tongue and a domineering personality, she had the ability to amuse and impress people.Lady Headley died of cerebral thrombosis at her home at Toorak on 28 May 1929 and was cremated. Her estate was sworn for probate at £160,621. She was survived by her first and third husbands and by two sons and a daughter of her first marriage; a son by her second husband had died in infancy. Robert Guy Frater, her second son, inherited her adventurous spirit: he went to the South African War at 15, raised soldiers for a Chinese warlord, served in the Archduke Ferdinand's bodyguard at Sarajevo and, with his brother, fought with the British Army in World War I.

«b»«/i»The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 12 December 1888«/b»
«b»LAW REPORT.«/b»
«b»In Divorce.¾ (Before his Honor Mr. Justice Windeyer.)«/b»
Mr. Ralston appeared for the petitioner, Barbara Frater, and applied that service upon the respondent, Alexander Frater the younger, formerly of Coonamble, grazier, might be dispensed with on the ground that respondent had no fixed occupation or place of residence, and was now engaged droving in various parts of the country. He had been served with the petition and citation and had not appeared. The application was granted, and the issues were settled as marriage at Tamworth on June 24, 1880, and adultery with one Sarah Glover during the years 1886 and 1887 at Narrabri and Walgett. The trial was fixed for the second day of next sittings without a jury. (Tree of Kerry Byrne)
«/b»BARBARA JANET LAWRENCE (Lawrence-5978)
BIRTH. 4 Jun 1857, Scone, New South Wales, Australia
MARRIAGE (1). 24 Jun 1880, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
MARRIAGE (1). 24 Jun 1880, Alexander Frater, son of Alexander Frater & Penelope (Hay) Frater
(1) Alexander (Lappy) Hay Frater, b. 3 Nov 1881, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia, d. 6 Jul 1961, Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
(2) Robert (Weed) Guy Frater, b. Sep 1883, Magaormadine, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia, d. 6 Jan 1965, New End Hospital, Hampstead, London, England
(3) Elizabeth Penelope Frater, b. 4 Jun 1885, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia, d. Dec 1960, Victoria, Australia, m. 2 Oct 1912, Marylebone, London, Henry Somer (Harry) Gullett, son of Charles William Gullett & Rose Mary (Somer) Gullett

DIVORCE. 4 Mar 1890, decree nisi made absolute
(1888). FRATER V. FRATER. Mr. Ralston appeared for the petitioner, Barbara Frater, and applied that service upon the respondent, Alexander Frater the younger, formerly of Coonamble, grazier, might be dispensed with on the ground that respondent had no fixed occupation or place of residence, and was now engaged droving in various parts of the country. He had been served with the petition and citation and had not appeared. The application was granted, and the issues were settled as marriage at Tamworth on June 24, 1880, and adultery with one Sarah Glover during the years 1886 mid 1887 at Narrabri and Walgett. The trial was fixed for the second day of next sittings without a jury.
(1890). MR. JUSTICE WINDEYER sat for a short time in Divorce yesterday and granted an order . . . In Julian v. Julian and «i»Frater«/i» «i»v«/i» «i»Frater«/i» the decrees nisi for dissolution of marriage were made absolute.

MARRIAGE (2a). 5 Mar 1890, St Philips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
MARRIAGE (2a). 5 Mar 1890, Barbara Jane (Agda?)/(Ainsleigh?) (Lawrence) Frater, daughter of John Lawrence & Elizabeth Ewart
MARRIAGE (2a). NSW BDM Marriage Ref: #336/1890: BAYNTON THOMAS, FRATER BARBARA J A, District of SYDNEY
MARRIAGE (2b). 12 Nov 1895, Minister's residence, Legenhoe Street, Arncliffe, Rockdale Municipality
MARRIAGE (2b). 12 Nov 1895, Barbara Jane (Agda?)/(Ainsleigh?) Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence & Elizabeth Ewart

Death of Spouse: 10 Jun 1904, The Magomadine, Charlotte street, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia

MARRIAGE (3). 11 Feb 1921, Marylebone Registery Office, London, England
MARRIAGE (3). 11 Feb 1921, Rowland George Allanson Winn, 5th Baron Headley, aka Shaikh Rahmatullah AL-FAROOQ «u»[1]«/u»
MARRIAGE (3). 1921
Name Barbara J A Baynton
Event Type Marriage Registration
Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year 1921
Registration District Marylebone
County London
Event Place Marylebone, London, England
Spouse Name (available after 1911) Allanson-Winn
Volume 1A, Page 1291, Line Number 54
PEERS ROMANCE. MARRIED AT REGISTRY OFFICE. Far-fetched Schemes. (UNITED SERVICE.) LONDON, To-day.\emdash Baron Headley, the versatile Peer who recently surprised society by announcing his conversion to Moslemism, was quietly married at the Marylebone registry office on Friday morning to Mrs. Barbara Baynton. There were only 8 present.
The bridegroom walked to the wedding with his heir, who was best man. The bride, carrying a large bunch of mimosa, came in a dosed carriage with Lady Kincaird. The newspapers head the wedding «i»Peer's Hyde Park Romance. Marries Rich Bride at Registry Office«/i».
Baron Headley, when interviewed at the reception which was held at Claridge's, said that early in the war he was speaking at an anti-German meeting in Hyde Park and conversed with another speaker. Afterwards he learned that she was Mrs. Baynton. They went to tea together, and the marriage was the sequel.
Baron Headley was once a noted amateur boxer. Mrs. Baynton kept her engagement a secret, and surprised a few friends by asking them whether they would like to come along to see her married.
Baron Headley is an engineer and has frequently undertaken schemes to prevent the erosion of the British coast. Among his recent ideas was a tunnel under the Goodwin Sands to secure "undreamt of wealth" in the shape of sunken treasure from ships of a bygone age.
The newspapers eulogise Mrs. Baynton's work for the soldiers during the war. Interviewed prior to the ceremony, Mrs. Baynton, who is the mother-in-law of Mr. Harry Gullett the Australian war correspondent, said she carried mimosa as a memento of her association with the Australian troops. She wore the opals presented to her by Australians in London in recognition of her war work.
Baron Headley is President of the Royal Society of Engineers. He will address a meeting at Birmingham on Saturday, the bride remarking that the rest of the honeymoon would be spent in that romantic centre.

DEATH. 28 May 1929, The Lodge, Moonga-road, Toorak, Victoria, Australia
OBITUARY. Lady Headley, the mother of Mrs. Henry Gullett, wife of the Minister for Trade and Customs, died to-day at her home, The Lodge, Moonga-road, Toorak.
Lady Headley, who had been well known in literary and artistic circles in England and Australia, spent her youth in New South Wales, but of later years she travelled much, making the journey between England and Australia very frequently.
Besides Mrs. Gullett, Lady Headley leaves two sons of her first marriage, Mr. A. Hayfrater, of Sydney, and Captain Hayfrater, of London. As a writer of considerable merit, Lady Headley was best known under the name of Barbara Baynton, which she used after her second marriage to Dr. Baynton, of New South Wales.
Her marriage to Lord Headley took place in London in 1921. Lord Headley achieved considerable notoriety some years ago by embracing the Mohammedan faith, to which he still adheres.

CREMATION. Fawkner Crematorium, Victoria, Australia. Ashes to be placed beside that of her second husband, Thomas Baynton, at Waverley Cemetery, Sydney, NSW
From Sally davis - March 2013«/b»

Dr Thomas Baynton Jnr of 62 Moncur Street Woollahra who at this point, was married to Barbara Jane (Lawrence), and her niece Amy Beatrice Lawrence was also visiting and that is how my grandparents met. So in essence, I am related to the Bayntons by blood and marriage. Barbara was hugely younger than Thomas (his second wife) but it seems they were soul-mates and he introduced her to Sydney society and intellectuals of the time. He often wrote for 'The Bulletin' and she started doing so as well, she then went on to publish a book of short stories called BUSH STUDIES which brought her fame in Australia and England. There is a fascinating (I think) book about her called BARBARA BAYNTON - Between Two Worlds by Penne Hackforth-Jones, I don't know if you are interested but it is fairly inexpensive on ABEbooks. She died in 1921 leaving a fortune of about 126,000 pounds which she had made herself through share trading, bringing English antiques to Melbourne and selling them at a profit and she also dealt in Emeralds which she brought into the country and Black Opals which she took back to England

STORY BEHIND WILL. Bush Cabin to Manor. SYDNEY, Tonight. Behind the cabled announcement during the week that Lady Barbara Janet Ainsleigh Headley had left £160,332 is a story of the romantic life of a New South Wales country girl and of the realisation of a childhood dream to become an author.
Seventy years ago Barbara Kilpatrick was born in Scone. Her parents were simple country folk. In 1897, at the age of 33, Barbara, had her first short story published in "The Bulletin," Sydney. Five years later "Bush Studies" appeared, and in 1907 "Human Toll" was published in London.
She tried her first matrimonial venture in 1880, and 10 years later she married Thomas Baynton. As Barbara Baynton she achieved success as a novelist.
In 1921 the girl from the Hunter River married her third husband, George Allanson-Winn, the fifth baron of Headley. He was 66 and Barbara was in the sixties.
Her daughter Penelope, who is married to Mr. H. S. Gullett (former Minister for Customs) will enjoy an annuity of £500 during her life. Lady Headley's grandson, Henry Gullett, will have an annuity of £100 for life on his attaining the age of 21, and her granddaughter, Susan Gullett, an annuity of £500 for life on her attaining the age of 18. Penelope Gullett and her children also receive about two-thirds of the residuary estate.

(2013). A FEARSOME INTERLOCUTOR. «i»Baynton's life makes for a fascinating read \endash a tough, fiercely independent woman who nonetheless opposed women's suffrage \endash a complex character indeed«/i».
When her husband Alex took up with another woman, Barbara filed for and received one of the first divorces in the colony after the law was changed to allow women to file. She lied about her age and about her father being a Presbyterian minister. She also claimed to be childless to get a job as a housekeeper in Sydney for Dr. Thomas Baynton, a retired widower. They married soon after and Dr. Baynton allowed Barbara's three children to move in.
The Bayntons seem to have enjoyed a mutually supportive and relatively equal marriage. When Dr. Baynton died in 1904, he left Barbara his entire estate. The law had only recently been changed to allow women to inherit in their own names. She learned to play the stock market from books \endash within ten years, she was earning annually the original sum he had left her. She was an early investor in the Broken Hill Proprietary Company, now known as BHP Billiton, and a shrewd buyer of opals and antique furniture. Her wealth bought her far more freedom than most women of her time and she soon became friends with leading Australians, including the Prime Minister Billy Hughes and Dame Nellie Melba. Hughes, who spent over fifty years in colonial and federal parliament, ranked her "the most fearsome interlocutor" he had ever faced.
She bought an estate in England and during World War I, she lodged roughly 8,000 Australian servicemen on leave in London. Abroad for the first time, and sometimes younger than the regulation eighteen, diggers were ripe pickings for dishonest cabbies, landlords and prostitutes, at least as Baynton would have it. "One day he leaves the thunder of guns and shells and deadly poison gas. When he leaves these and other atrocities created by the worse than cannibal Huns, and comes for a short respite, say, to London, small wonder that the prowling harlot, even if she spoke but broken English and borders on the half-century finds these boys easy victims." She wrote newspaper articles extolling the diggers, and was instrumental in the first wave of formulating the national identity that was cohering after Gallipoli.

«/b» Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5th Baron Headley: «u»«/u»
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«tab»Divorce (1888): «i»The Sydney Morning Herald«/i» (NSW : 1842 - 1954) 12 Dec 1888, p5 «u»«/u»
«tab»Divorce (1890): «i»The Sydney Morning Herald«/i» (NSW : 1842 - 1954) 5 Mar 1890, p9 «u»«/u»
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«tab»Marriage (3): «i»The Mail«/i» (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) 12 Feb 1921, p1 «u»«/u»
«tab»Obituary: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) 29 May 1929, p19
«tab»Story Behind the Will: «i»The Mail«/i» (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) 19 Oct 1929, p3 «u»«/u»
«i»«tab»A Fearsome Interlocutor«/i», by Lucas Smith, Culture Club,18 Jul 2013, «u»«/u» 
LAWRENCE Barbara Jane (Agda) (I572)
7747 «i»Beresfield Crem loggia 2 niche 84B«/i» MAINPRIZE Clara Annie (I4275)
7748 «i»Beresfield loggia 2 niche 83B after death at Greenwich Hospital. There was a delay between death and burial caused only because Greenwich did not have a doctor available to sign the death certificate.«/i» SUTTON Archie (I4240)
7749 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3589)
7750 «i»Birth Certificate No. «tab»«tab»(1906) 23801
Esther was raised as a child of Thomas Henry WALTER and Edith Mary Ann LIMEBURNER
The parents of Hester Thelma are shown as Thomas Henry WALTER and Edith Mary Ann LINEBURNER on the Birth Certificate.
But the birth parents of Hester Thelma were John Henry WALTER father of Thomas Henry, and Esther Sarah LIMEBURNER sister of Edith Mary.«/i» «i» «/i» 
WALTER Esther Thelma (Hester) (I1008)

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