7. W B Cairnes and Elizabeth Matthew’s Children in Chronological Order

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.

 

William  Cairnes 1857-1880 Born Castlemaine Died Echuca

William Cairnes 1857-1880

Mary Elizabeth Cairnes( Lizzie )(1859-1942
Mary Elizabeth Cairnes ( Lizzie )1859-1942

Theresa Holmes Cairnes  1860 - 1950

Theresa Holmes Cairnes 1860 – 1950

Montgomery Cairnes 1862-1894

Montgomery Cairnes 1862-1894

Annie Irwin Cairnes 1864 - 1948

Annie Irwin Cairnes 1864 – 1948

Ellen Laura Cairnes 1866 - 1918

Ellen Laura Cairnes 1866 – 1918

George Alexander Cairnes 1869 - 1948

George Alexander Cairnes 1869 – 1948

Henry Moore Cairnes (Harry )  1871 -1949

Henry Moore Cairnes ( Harry ) 1871 -1949 authors Grandfather

Emily Bellingham Cairnes Dolly 1873 - 1952

Emily Bellingham Cairnes (Dolly) 1873 – 1952

Flora Moama Cairnes 1875 - 1954

Flora Moama Cairnes 1875 – 1954

Alan Bellingham Cairnes 1880 - 1948

Alan Bellingham Cairnes 1880 – 1948

Elsie May Cairnes 1882 - 1962

Elsie May Cairnes 1882 – 1962

Thomas William Cairnes 1884 - 1952

Thomas William Cairnes 1884 – 1952

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