William CHRISTIE

Male 1799 - 1883  (84 years)


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  • Name William CHRISTIE 
    Born 22 Mar 1799  Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 7 Apr 1799  Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 31 Aug 1841  Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • William Christie came to Australia with his family on the "Globe" which had left the Downs 27 April 1841.  His date of birth is given as 3 March 1804 (which is incorrect) and his religion, Presbyterian, age 37 (not correct).  Wife's name Janet Christie, farm servant aged 26. William's occupation given as farm labourer. They were brought out by Thomas Walker. Children listed as male aged 2 months [Andrew, born on ship], Jean aged 4 years and Lillis aged 2 years.
      (Source NSW Archives Reel 2134 - M/F 4/4788 page 263; Reel 1328 - M/F 4/4870)

      GLOBE, barque, 438 tons, Stewart, master, from the Downs, 27th April. Cargo -- Merchandise. Passengers (Cabin) -- Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Mr. Wm. Sandeman, Mr. Wm. Gordisen. Intermediate -- Mr. and Mrs. Gregory, and three children, Mr. Andrew Cooper, Mr. James Cooper, Mr. Aney Melville. Steerage -- Margaret M'Canley and child, Agnes White, Eliza Cork, Isabella Sharp. Wm. Christie and wife, and three children, Robert Bogue, wife and four children, Charles Lewison, James M'Lane, Alfred Bowden, Charles Gibson, David Storey.
      http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32190482

      Ship News.
      The Globe has arrived with a full cargo of merchandize, and 25 bounty immigrants. She has brought out two very powerful entire horses, of the Cleveland breed - there are, also, two mares of the same breed, together with three superior bulls on board, the property of Mr. Walker, near Windsor. On the 1st June last, the Globe spoke the Alfred, in Lat. 16 38', Long. 31 39, from Sydney, to London.
      http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2554322


      The Downs
      The Downs is an anchorage off south-east England, located between the coastal town of Deal in Kent and the Goodwin Sands. Migrant ships sailing to Australia often anchored there, sometimes for up to 20 or 30 days, while awaiting favourable easterly winds that would take them into the English Channel. Many reports of voyages list the departure date from 'The Downs', rather than 'England'. The prolonged beginning associated with anchoring in The Downs may have helped immigrants to get their 'sea-legs' in preparation for their long and arduous voyage. The Downs is named after the range of chalk hills that runs through Hampshire, Surrey, Kent and Sussex and can be seen from the anchorage.

      http://boundforsouthaustralia.net.au/journey-content/the-downs.html
    Occupation Farm labourer 
    FamilySearch ID 9VHK-ZR4 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9VHK-ZR4 
    Died 29 Jul 1883  Dry Creek (Barnawartha North), Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Cause: Diarrhoea, Senile decay 
    • According to Victorian Probate records William Christie, a farmer of Dry Creek died on 29 July 1883, date of grant 27.3.1884 in favour of A Kilgour & J Baxter. (Series 27 record no 375) The Victorian death indexes list his parents as Andrew Christie and mother's maiden name as Walter (her name actually Lilias Mailer). He was 83 when he died.  William Edward Colston, his son-in-law was the informant re William's death. According to death certificate William had been in Australia for about 42 years, 16 in New South Wales and 26 in Victoria.
    Buried 31 Jul 1883  Barnawartha, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Barnawartha Cemetery
    CHRISTIE, William & Janet
    CHRISTIE, William & Janet
    Headstone at Barnawartha Cemetery reads:
    In Memory of Janet Christie who died 29th June 1883 aged 70 years
    also
    William Christie husband of the above who died 29th July 1883 aged 83 years
    The bitter cup that death gave me / is passing round to come to thee
    Erected by their 3 daughters Lillias, Janet & Mary Hannah
    CHRISTIE, William & Janet grave
    CHRISTIE, William & Janet grave
    Grave, Barnawartha Cemetery
    Person ID I439  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father Andrew CHRISTIE,   b. 1769, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Lilias MAILER,   b. 1771, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Jun 1798  Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emilia Ann Sophia SINCLAIR,   b. 28 Sep 1800, Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1827, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1823  Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Blackford is a village three miles south of Auchterarder
    Children 
     1. Margaret Ann CHRISTIE,   b. 5 Jan 1825, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1906, The Hermitage, 2132 Murray Valley Hwy, Barnawartha, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Janet Drysdale THOMSON,   b. 14 Jun 1813, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1882, Dry Creek (Barnawartha North), Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1837  Pool Of Muckhart, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Jean "Jane" CHRISTIE,   b. 19 Aug 1837, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    +2. Lillias CHRISTIE,   b. 9 Jul 1839, Glendevon, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1893, Kilmore, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Andrew CHRISTIE,   b. 6 Jul 1841, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Janet "Jessie" CHRISTIE,   b. 29 Apr 1846, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1895, Barnawartha, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +5. Mary Hannah CHRISTIE,   b. 12 Mar 1848, Caoura, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1889, Barnawartha North, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     6. Simon CHRISTIE,   b. Abt 1850, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. William CHRISTIE,   b. 22 Sep 1853, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1882, Barnawartha, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1799 - Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 7 Apr 1799 - Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Dec 1823 - Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jun 1837 - Pool Of Muckhart, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 31 Aug 1841 - Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Diarrhoea, Senile decay - 29 Jul 1883 - Dry Creek (Barnawartha North), Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Jul 1883 - Barnawartha, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5] International Genealogical Index [IGI], (FamilySearch), Film  6903045.

    2. [S715] NSW State Records 'Online' microfilm of shipping lists, (http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/guides-and-finding-aids/nrs-lists/nrs-5316), Globe 1841.

    3. [S77] State Records NSW, (http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/), Reel 2134 - M/F 4/4788 page 263; Reel 1328 - M/F 4/4870.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1841 'Shipping Intelligence.', The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (NSW : 1838 - 1841), 30 August, p. 3 Edition: MORNING, viewed 8 March, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32190482.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, Shipping Intelligence.  ARRIVALS.  AUGUST 28. From London, having left the Downs the 27th April, the barque Globe, 438 tons, Captain Stewart, with a general cargo. Passengers Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Gordison, Mr. and.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1841 'Ship News.', The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), 31 August, p. 3, viewed 8 March, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2554322.

    7. [S15] Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1883/7354.

    8. [S12] Victoria: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death Certificate 1883/7354.

    9. [S5] International Genealogical Index [IGI], (FamilySearch), Film  6903054.

    10. [S5] International Genealogical Index [IGI], (FamilySearch), Film  6903099.