Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: The Letter B
The lovely folk at Gould Genealogy have issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week and discuss anything relating to our family history starting with that letter. This week, being Week 2 is the letter B.
BOYLE: PATRICK BOYLE arrived in Melbourne from Ireland on “The Pomona” in 1857. Also travelling with him were his wife MARGARET McCLINTOCK and daughters, Ellen, Annie and Margaret. They quickly settled in Violet Town, where Patrick became a successful farmer. on the banks of the Honeysuckle Creek. Margaret died in 1862, just 5 years after their arrival. Patrick remarried in 1866 to Maria Chute. They had 4 daughters and 3 sons – Hanora, James, Thomas, Theresa, Francis, Maria and Catherine. Patrick died in 1891 in Violet Town and is buried in a large family plot with both wives and his daughter Ellen who tragically predeceased him.