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Thursday, February 24, 2011

NSW MAWBYs IN THE NEWS

The Sydney Gazette and Daily Advertiser, Friday 11 January 1822
GOVERNMENT PUBLIC NOTICES.
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, JAN. 3,1822.
THIRTY BUSHELS of WHEAT will be received into His Majesty's Magazines, from each of the undermentioned Settlers, on the Days set forth.
And, it is to be noticed, that additional Lists will be published from Time to Time, of all those Persons who have already tendered, and Opportunities afforded of furnishing further Supplies, in Proportion to the Number of Acres they may have under Cultivation.

[AT] SYDNEY, JAN. 18.
... J. Parnell, Wilberforce J. Campbell, Irish Town J. Graham, Windsor J. Mawby, Campbell Town ...
... J. M'Kinley, South Creek M. McElroy, Liverpool J. Layton,Campbelltown M. McElroy, ditto W. Mawley. ditto ...
[AT] LIVERPOOL, JAN. 23.
J. Warby, sen. Airds M. O'Hearn, Liverpool J. Warby, jun. ditto C. T. Smith, Appin W. Warby, S. Blackman, Upp. Minto

WILLIAM WEMYSS, Deputy Commissary General
[Source: http://nla.gov.au/news-article21807430]

The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 23 August 1893
MINING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.
COWRA, TUESDAY.
A large and representative public meeting was held in the council-chambers here last night, to consider what steps should be taken with the view of urging the desirability for fresh legislation regarding the recently rejected Mining on Private Property Bill. The following resolutions were passed -1. "That in the opinion of this meeting the advancement and prosperity of the great mining industry, and of the colony generallv, hinges upon speedy provision being made in our laws to legalise mining upon all alienated lands of the colony upon fair and reasonable conditions to the holders of the surface rights and the miners alike, and wholly independent of the terms upon which such lande were originally granted." 2." That a petition embodying the foregoing resolution be presented to the Legislative Assembly of this colony through the members for the district." 3. "That a league be now formed for the purpose of extending operations throughout the district." Mr Donnelly, the local member, was present, and spoke on the Mining Bill and the mining industry generally. The proceedings were very enthusiastic throughout. Alderman Mawby occupied the chair.
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MAWBYs IN VICTORIA

The state government of Victoria (Vic) does NOT have a free online historical family history search index. They charge 99 cents to view a page of records, and will only accept payment by credit card.
Not having a credit card, all I have been able to ascertain is that under all BDM categories, there are 66 records under MAWBEY and 160 under MAWBY.

There was a large family of MAWBYs at Daylesford in Victoria, a member of which was CHRISTOPHER WOODWARD MAWBY
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Thursday 27 March 1902
NEW INSOLVENTS.
Christopher Mawby, 319 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, late wood and coal merchant, now out of business. Cause of insolvency - Sickness and death of wife, and heavy expenses attendant thereon. Liabilities, £83/7/5; assets, £5, deficiency, £77/7. Mr. E. H. Shackell, assignee. George Lane, Castlemaine, coachbuilder. Filed at Castlemaine.
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DEATHS.
MAWBY. - On the 1st October, at her late residence, 319 Bay-street, Port Melbourne, Elizabeth Ann, the late dearly beloved wife of Christopher Mawby, hay and corn merchant, aged 37 years. So loved, so mourned.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MAWBYs in NSW

Sometimes the spellings 'Mawbey' and 'Mawby' are used interchangeably on the NSW Births Deaths and Marriages register. Here are those just listed as 'Mawby':

HARRY & LOUISE (LOUISA) MAWBY
The registered the following births in NSW: 1882 Theodore, 1883 Emma, 1885 Maria, 1888 Lisette, 1889 Pauline.

JOSEPH & JESSIE MAWBY
They registered the following births in NSW: 1885 Charlotte, 1887 Christopher, 1888 Annie.

JOSEPH & OLIVE MAWBY
They registered the following birth in NSW: 1887 Sydney. Olive aged 24 arrived in Sydney with her three year old son Joseph on the Parthia as assisted immigrants in 1886.

ELLIS & THEODOCIA (THEDORIA) MAWBY
The registered the following births in NSW: 1897 Thomas, 1900 Dorothy.

In 1846 two unassisted arrivals from England, Mr J Mawby and Mr L Mawby, arrived in Sydney on the Walmer Castle from London and Downs. Their arrival date was 23-12-1846.

According to the State Records Insolvency Index, a Laurence Mawby, horse dealer, of Pitt Street, Sydney was sequestered (his property removed) on 19-2-1848.

An Edward Mawby, restaurant keeper of Forest Lodge and Balmain, was sequestered on 25-9-1883 with certificate issued on 22-9-1886.

Monday, March 15, 2010

MAWBY WAR SERVICE

While researching the World War I service records of the MAWBEY family, I discovered there was a larger group with the spelling variant, MAWBY.
Information about them and some of their forefathers will be presented on this page.
According to the UK National Archives website, there were three MAWBYs inolved in the BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR:
1. JOSEPH MAWBY from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England; rank - landsman, HMS Britannia; killed in action 1805.
2. JOHN MAWBY from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England; rank - midshipman, HMS Spartiate.
3. RICHARD MAWBY from Wadford, Northamptonshire, England; rank - corporal, HMS Britannia.
[Source: Trafalgar Ancestors Database via UK National Archives]

HISTORICAL NOTE:
The Battle of Trafalgar was waged off Cape Trafalgar on the south-western coast of Spain in 1805, and was a British victory under Lord Horatio Nelson against Spanish and French fleets.

WORLD WAR I
Awaiting copyright clearance for this information.

MISCELANEOUS MAWBYS

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, Wednesday, 27 March 1850
Government Gazette. General Post-Office Sydney. 28 February 1850. List of letters now lying in this office unclaimed ... addressed to persons residing in the Hunter River and Northern Districts ... JOHN MAWBY, Canning Downs.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

MAWBYs in QUEENSLAND

BIRTHS MARRIAGES DEATHS
Mawbey - nil Mawbey - nil Mawbey - 2
Mawby - 45 Mawby - 38 Mawby - 37

MAWBY's in WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The state of Western Australia (WA) has a FREE online historical BDM index. THANK YOU STATE GOVERNMENT of WA! Elderly family historians struggling to survive on pensions very much appreciate your generosity in making this available.

The WA historical family history records range from:
births 1841-1932;
marriages 1841-1936;
deaths 1841-1964

That branch of the family spelt MAWBY predominates over MAWBEY in Western Australia. There is only one entry for MAWBEY in the WA index of births, deaths and marriages and this was for a marriage betweeen WILLIAM MAWBEY and EMMA THOMAS at Boulder in 1910.

There were five marriages recorded under the spelling variant MAWBY and these all occurred between 1921 and 1936 which is beyond the scope of this family history.

However, 10 of the 14 recorded MAWBY births in WA were much earlier, ranging from 1897 to 1912 which is within the timeframe of this project.

Six of these children were born to JOHN HENRY MAWBY and ALICE SOPHIA JAMES. The first born, ARTHUR HENRY, was born in 1897 in Coolgardie, the next three, ERNEST CRAIG, LILY RUTH and PERCIVAL GEORGE, Fremantle, and the last two unnamed infants who were stillborn at Kalgoorlie and Chidlows Well.

The deaths of the parents, JOHN HENRY and ALICE MAWBY, and all their children are recorded.
[Source: WA BDM]