Christina FRASER

Christina FRASER

Female 1853 - 1924  (70 years)

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  • Name Christina FRASER 
    Alt. Birth 1852 
    • The date of her birth in the Birthday Book of Douglas Coston is 24 Sep 1853. This is the same day as she emigrated to Australia with her parents, and was listed as aged 1 year. She said she was born in Inverness-shire, so it is possible the birthdate of 24 Sep 1853 should be 24 Sep 1852.
    Born 24 Sep 1853  Inverness-Shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 8 Feb 1854  Port Philip, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Arrived as an unassisted passenger on board the "Beulah" aged 1 year with parents John 32 and Elizabeth 31. Voyage: Left Gravesend 24 Sep 1853; arrived Port Phillip 8 Feb 1854; 138 days
    FamilySearch ID LT6Y-2YM 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LT6Y-2YM 
    Died 6 Jul 1924  Melbourne East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Cause: Heart failure, bronchopneumonia 
    • Died Gipps Ward, Melbourne Hospital; formerly lived at 171 Charles Street, Footscray
    Buried 7 Jul 1924  Footscray, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Footscray Cemetery
      Presbyterian section, compartment C, grave number 879
      Also buried in this grave are daughter Elizabeth Kleesh, son-in-law Andrew Kleesh and son Hugh McIntyre.

      To find grave: From main entrance, go straight ahead along Sullivan Ave, past McDonald Drive and Claydon Drive to the right. Look on right for corner graves of STORIE and SHORT. Turn right along that row and go to the other grave on left.
    Notes 
    • Christina McIntyre married three times. She ran pubs and was a good organiser. Once Ned Kelly came in to the pub and for a joke put his helmet on her - she was then famous.

      The licence for the Racecourse Hotel in Benalla (now gone) was transferred to Christina in 1879 on the death of her husband Duncan McIntyre who had acquired the licence in 1878. In 1883 in the Insolvency Court she said she had carried on the business for 2 years but business had fallen due to the decrease in traffic on the Shepparton Road and that she had given up everything.

      According to the Benalla rate books, Duncan had the hotel and 80 acres in 1878 and in 1882 his wife Christina had the hotel and 105 acres.
    Person ID I31  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 

    Father John FRASER,   b. Abt 1823, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1875, Castlemaine Hospital, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth ANDERSON,   b. 8 Feb 1824, Knockgranish, Duthil, Invernesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1855, Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1851  Free Church, Grantown, Inverness-Shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Duncan McINTYRE,   c. 22 Jun 1841, Tayvallich, North Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1879, Benalla, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1873  Mansfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Hugh Fraser McINTYRE,   b. 23 Oct 1873, Benalla, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1937, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Elizabeth McINTYRE,   b. 1875, Benalla, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1947, Footscray, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Archibald John McINTYRE,   b. Abt 10 May 1876, Benalla, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1876, Benalla, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 28 May 2007 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Alexander LENNON,   b. 2 Jul 1852, Fyansford, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1892, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1882  Beechworth, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On birth registration of Ethel Mary, marriage given as 24 Oct 1882, Beechworth (Tuesday)
      On birth registration of Walter Alfred, marriage given as 23 August 1883, Beechworth (Thursday)

      No record for either date found
    Children 
    +1. Ethel Mary LENNON,   b. 17 Nov 1885, Tungamah, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1913, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. Walter Alfred LENNON,   b. 5 Apr 1887, Tungamah, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1887, Tungamah, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Charles Henry HEMPEL,   b. 1838, Polnisch Nettkow, Kreis Grünberg, Silesia, Prussia (Nietków, Lubuskie, Poland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1905, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1898  Albury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Saturday 12 November 1898, page 3

      MARRIAGES.
      HEMPEL--LENNON.-- On the 31st October, at the manse, Albury, by the Rev. David Smith, minister of the Presbyterian Church, Albury, C. H. Hempel, blacksmith, Walwa, Victoria, to Christina Lennon, Tungamah, Victoria. [8]
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1853 - Inverness-shire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 8 Feb 1854 - Port Philip, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Mar 1873 - Mansfield, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1882 - Beechworth, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Oct 1898 - Albury, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart failure, bronchopneumonia - 6 Jul 1924 - Melbourne East, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Jul 1924 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    COLSTON, Arthur & Ethel & family circa 1910
    COLSTON, Arthur & Ethel & family circa 1910
    Ethel's mother Christina Hempel standing, Arthur with Fraser and Ethel with Douglas
    HEMPEL, Christina c 1910
    HEMPEL, Christina c 1910
    LENNON, Christina & Thomas c 1883
    LENNON, Christina & Thomas c 1883
    Original an opalotype on milk glass, in possession of H Frankland in 2005. Identity of people not recorded, and deduced by comparing with other photographs where identity was known. Found in the wardrobe of Douglas Colston after his death. These would be his grandparents. Originally it was probably framed.

  • Sources 
    1. [S63] Birthday Book, Arthur Colston, 24 Sep 1853.

    2. [S165] Immigration to Victoria 1852-1879, (Melbourne, Public Record Office of Victoria, 1999).

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1854 'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.', The Banner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1853 - 1854), 10 February, p. 8, viewed 15 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article179811775.

    4. [S80] Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1924/10748.

    5. [S12] Victoria: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death certificate 1924/10748.

    6. [S15] Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1873/725.

    7. [S12] Victoria: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage certificate.

    8. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1898 'Family Notices', Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), 12 November, p. 3. , viewed 24 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197535110.

    9. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), Certified copy of marriage registration.

    10. [S3] NSW Federation 1889-1918 BDM, (Published by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in association with the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages NSW August 1993), 1898/7293.