W B Cairnes’ and Elizabeth Matthew’s Children in Chronological order
There seem to be 15 children in all. William died aged 23 in Echuca in 1880, the same year as did his little sister Arabella Bellingham Cairnes 1879-1880.
Robert Matthews Cairnes 1868-1869, was also born in Castlemaine and died as an infant.
Montgomery Cairnes married, had 3 sons, and dies sometime after 1900 ; though there are no records of his death in any state of Australia. I have looked at Boer War records as his younger brother George Alexander has a record of being one of the Mounted Rifles that attended the Boer War. His wife and sons move to Perth and begin the Western Australian diaspora in the late 1990’s.
All in all, most of these children prospered, married, had children and often lived to a great age. Most stayed in Victoria, in particular in the Melbourne area. Flora and Emily move with their families to the Sydney area as does my grandfather Harry, after 10 years in Gunnedah NSW.
It would be wonderful to find out where all the family members have spread to now.
Any information, especially old family photos or letters are of great value in creating a vibrant picture of all their lives.
1864.Earliest Known Photo of WBC age about 32 with his first born William
William aged about 15
William Cairnes 1857-1880
Mary Elizabeth cairnes Lizzie 1859-1942
Mary Elizabeth Cairnes possibly @ WBC funeral 1923
Harry Elvins Mary Elizabeth Cairnes
Theresa Holmes Cairnes 1860 – 1950
1879 Theresa Holmes Cairnes
Theresa Holmes Cairnes 1860-1950
Theresa Holmes Cairnes 1923
Montgomery and Theresa early 1880’s
Montgomery Cairnes 1862-1905?
Annie Irwin Cairnes 1864 – 1948
Annie Irwin Cairnes Josiah Pitman Marriage 1889
Annie Irwin 1889 Marriage
Josiah Pitman, Annie Irwin Cairnes, and their son frederick Robert Pitman.1915
Annie Eileen Pitman and Annie Irwin Cairnes
Annie Irwin Cairnes ( Pitman)
Annie Irwin Cairnes (L) and Mary Elizabeth(c) and Theresa Holmes Cairnes(R).Yarrawonga 1923
Ellen Laura Cairnes 1866 – 1918
Ellen Laura Cairnes 1883
Laura Cairnes Alfred Ewins possibly wedding 1885
Ellen Laura Cairnes Alf Ewins and Nellie 1886
George Alexander Cairnes 1880? Echuca
1889 George Alexander Cairnes
George Alexander Cairnes. !890’s WBC’s 3rd son. Boer War. Light Horse Reg. Did not appear in WW1 records
Harry Cairnes ( Henry Moore born 1871) aged about 9 ( my grandfather )
Henry Moore Cairnes ( Harry) 1886 approx Castlemaine
Harry Cairnes 1894? Yarrawonga
Harry cairnes 1917 Gunnedah
Harry Cairnes 1943 Mona Vale Sydney
Emily Bellingham Cairnes Cairnes 1873 – 1952
Emily Bellingham Cairnes Dolly 1873 – 1952
Emily Bellingham Cairnes -The Steel family 1913.
Flora Moama Cairnes 1875 – 1954
Is this Flora Moama cairnes and Husband Bartholomew Gleeson 1907
Alan Bellingham Cairnes 1883?
Alan Bellingham Cairnes 1898
Alan Bellingham Cairnes WW1 1917
Alan Bellingham Cairnes Salisbury Plain 1917
Alan Bellingham Cairnes 1880- 1948
Unknown, Elsie May cairnes on Rt
Elsie May Cairnes 1882-1962 wedding 1906
William Harold Dolphin, Elsie may Cairnes Marriage 1906 Yarrawonga
Elsie May cairnes 1930’s
Elsie May Cairnes 1940’s
Will & May Dolphin + grandchildren 1950’s
Elsie May and Will Dolphin late 1950’s
1884-1952 Thomas William Cairnes- the youngest
Thomas Cairnes 1884-1952
daughter in Law, Thomas Cairnes 1940’s
Thomas Cairnes 1884-1952 1940’s
Daughter in Law Thomas Cairnes
Alice Minnie Braddock Thomas cairnes
Thomas Cairnes Dog