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Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: The Letter B

May 27, 2012

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.

  1. Hello Jennifer, I was going to say what a pretty sounding part of the world the Boyle family settled… “Violet Town” near the banks of “Honeysuckle Creek”… and indeed it is. It was so sad to read of Ellen’s tragic death. I like to think that she’s resting in peace now and surrounded by those who love her. Thanks for sharing

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