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April A-Z Challenge – Q for Jane Quinn

April 20, 2017

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is a challenge put out to bloggers to publish a post from A-Z every day in April, except for Sundays. April 1 is A, and so on throughout the month. Bloggers can post randomly or on a theme. The theme I have chosen is ‘My Ancestors’. I used this same theme for the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge in 2015. This time the ancestors posted about will mostly be more distant members of the family. Hopefully, when combined this will form a full picture of my family history.

JANE QUINN is a very small twig on my family tree, and I know very little about her, but the lack of Q christian names or surnames leaves me no choice but to mention her very briefly.

Jane was born in Ireland in 1837, to parents JAMES QUIN and MARY McCLUSKEY.  and is a younger sister to Ellen Quin, the mother of bushranger Ned Kelly.

In 1857, Ellen married Thomas Lloyd in Wallan, Victoria. . This is where our very slightly tenuous connection to Ned Kelly comes in. Thomas Lloyd belongs to the paternal side of my family tree. The connection is very vague and really we just hang by the fingernails to Ned’s family tree. But Thomas Lloyd does rate a mention in the Kelly family tree.  This tiny connection really is enough to keep me interested in the the Ned Kelly story.

Jane Lloyd died in 1904 in Benalla.

from: The North Eastern Ensign, 02 Dec 1904, page 2
LLOYD – On the 28th November, from paralysis, suddenly, at Benalla West, Jane, relict
of the late Thomas Lloyd, of Greta
Aged 67. R.I.P


  1. The Lloyd family is mentioned quite a bit in the early part of “Mrs Kelly” by Grantlee Kiera which is a newly published biography of Ellen Quinn Kelly

  2. Twigs of our trees can be fascinating and even if a distant connection I suspect such an infamous connection would have provided plenty of family conversation and opinions for the relatives at the time.
    Q is for Queenscliff in 1882
    Anne Young
    Anne’s family history

    • Most definitely Anne. I’ve also found this connection to be s good family history conversation starter with the younger generations.

  3. I have included your blog in INTERESTING BLOGS in FRIDAY FOSSICKING at

    Thank you, Chris

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