The Ship Minerva

#23441

Voyages

DateDetails
1799The Ship Minerva sailed from Cork, Ireland, in 1799 with Margaret Malone(y) and Dudley Hartigan aboard and arrived in Sydney on 11 January 1800. The Master was Joseph Salkeld.
Last Edited5 Jun 2006

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John Smith1

M, #23442, b. circa 1795, d. 19 July 1866

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1795John Smith was born circa 1795 at Essex, England; as he was aged 71 when he died.1
Marriage19 April 1826John was married to Mary Tully on Wednesday, 19 April 1826 at Church of England, Windsor, NSW, Australia.1
Death19 July 1866John Smith died on Thursday, 19 July 1866.1
Burialcirca 20 July 1866He was buried circa 20 July 1866 at Roman Catholic Cemetery, Windsor, NSW, Australia.1

Voyages

DateDetails
1816John Smith was a convict aboard The Ship Sir William Bensley which left at England in 1816 and arrived in Sydney on 10 March 1817. The Master was Lew E Williams. On 21 March 1817 the convicts were assigned to settlers at Windsor, Parramatta, Liverpool and Bringelly.

Family with

Mary Tully b. c 1799, d. 15 Jun 1868
Child
Last Edited22 May 2001

Citations

  1. [S84] Letter, Sidney Phillip Davis to Gordon Mote, 1980.

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Mary Tully1

F, #23443, b. circa 1799, d. 15 June 1868

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1799Mary Tully was born circa 1799; as she was 69 when she died.1
Marriage19 April 1826Mary was married to John Smith on Wednesday, 19 April 1826 at Church of England, Windsor, NSW, Australia.1
Death15 June 1868Mary Tully died on Monday, 15 June 1868.1
Burialcirca 16 June 1868She was buried circa 16 June 1868 at Roman Catholic Cemetery, Windsor, NSW, Australia.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1826As of 19 April 1826, her married name was Smith.1

Voyages

DateDetails
26 July 1818Mary Tully was a convict aboard The Ship Elizabeth which left at Cork, Ireland, on Sunday, 26 July 1818 and arrived in Sydney on 19 November 1818. The Master was William Ostler. On 25 November 1818 the convicts were assigned to masters at Parramatta.

Family with

John Smith b. c 1795, d. 19 Jul 1866
Child
Last Edited15 Nov 1999

Citations

  1. [S84] Letter, Sidney Phillip Davis to Gordon Mote, 1980.

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The Ship Sir William Bensley

#23444

Voyages

DateDetails
1816The Ship Sir William Bensley sailed from England in 1816 with John Smith and Thomas Plows aboard and arrived in Sydney on 10 March 1817. The Master was Lew E Williams. On 21 March 1817 the convicts were assigned to settlers at Windsor, Parramatta, Liverpool and Bringelly.
Last Edited16 Jun 2003

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The Ship Elizabeth

#23445

Voyages

DateDetails
4 June 1816The Ship Elizabeth sailed from England on Tuesday, 4 June 1816 and arrived in Sydney on 5 October 1816. The Master was William Ostler and the Surgeon was William Hamilton. on 11 October the convicts were assigned to masters at Windsor, Parramatta and Liverpool.
26 July 1818The Ship Elizabeth sailed from Cork, Ireland, on Sunday, 26 July 1818 with Mary Tully aboard and arrived in Sydney on 19 November 1818. The Master was William Ostler. On 25 November 1818 the convicts were assigned to masters at Parramatta.
18 August 1820The Ship Elizabeth sailed from The Downs, Kent, England, on Friday, 18 August 1820 and arrived in Sydney on 31 December 1820. The Master was William Ostler and the Surgeon Andrew Montgomery. On 11 January 1821 the convicts were assigned to masters at Parramatta, Liverpool, Windsor and Airds.
Last Edited23 Apr 2006

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The Ship Perseus

#23446

Voyages

DateDetails
12 February 1802The Ship Perseus sailed from Spithead, England, on Friday, 12 February 1802 with Samuel James, John Piesley, Elizabeth Boswell and Anne Piesley aboard and arrived in Sydney on 4 August 1802. The Master was John Davidson.1
Last Edited11 Nov 2004

Citations

  1. [S488] Cathy Brogan, "The Cobcroft Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, 2004.

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Charles Wilkinson

M, #23447

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MarriageCharles was married to Elizabeth Smith.

Family with

Elizabeth Smith
Child
Last Edited17 Nov 1999

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Elizabeth Smith

F, #23448

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MarriageElizabeth was married to Charles Wilkinson.

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DescriptionDateName
Married NameHer married name was Wilkinson.

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Charles Wilkinson
Child
Last Edited17 Nov 1999

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Arthur Frederick Malpas1

M, #23449, b. 17 June 1901
FatherFrederick Charles Malpas1 b. 10 Oct 1866, d. 7 Aug 1946
MotherMargaret Ellen Wilkinson1 b. 1876, d. 28 Aug 1936

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth17 June 1901Arthur Frederick Malpas was born on Monday, 17 June 1901 at Wanganui, New Zealand.1
He was the son of Frederick Charles Malpas and Margaret Ellen Wilkinson.1
Marriage30 January 1933Arthur Frederick was married to Elizabeth Gough Harrison, daughter of Albert Edward Harrison and Annie Adelaide Fowles, on Monday, 30 January 1933 at St John's Anglican Church, Feilding, Muritai, New Zealand.1
DeathArthur Frederick Malpas died at Tauranga, New Zealand.1

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LabelDateDetails
OccupationArthur Frederick Malpas was a farmer.1
Last Edited17 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 11.

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Cyril Theodore Malpas1

M, #23450, b. 4 July 1903, d. 22 July 1994
FatherFrederick Charles Malpas1 b. 10 Oct 1866, d. 7 Aug 1946
MotherMargaret Ellen Wilkinson1 b. 1876, d. 28 Aug 1936

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth4 July 1903Cyril Theodore Malpas was born on Saturday, 4 July 1903 at Waverley.1
He was the son of Frederick Charles Malpas and Margaret Ellen Wilkinson.1
Marriage1935Cyril Theodore was married to Netta Frances Margaret Oliver, daughter of William Oliver and Antonette Jane Court, in 1935.1
Death22 July 1994Cyril Theodore Malpas died on Friday, 22 July 1994 at Auckland, New Zealand, at age 91.1

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LabelDateDetails
OccupationCyril Theodore Malpas was a milk depot manager.1
Last Edited17 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 12.

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Margaret Lyle Malpas1

F, #23451, b. February 1910, d. 14 August 1916
FatherFrederick Charles Malpas1 b. 10 Oct 1866, d. 7 Aug 1946
MotherMargaret Ellen Wilkinson1 b. 1876, d. 28 Aug 1936

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthFebruary 1910Margaret Lyle Malpas was born in February 1910 at Raetihi, New Zealand.1
She was the daughter of Frederick Charles Malpas and Margaret Ellen Wilkinson.1
Death14 August 1916Margaret Lyle Malpas died on Monday, 14 August 1916 at Raetihi at age 6.1
Burialcirca 15 August 1916She was buried circa 15 August 1916 at cemetery, Raetihi, New Zealand.1

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End-LineMargaret Lyle Malpas has no known descendants.
Last Edited17 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 4.

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Leslie Bertram Malpas1

M, #23452, b. 14 June 1913, d. 9 June 1995
FatherFrederick Charles Malpas1 b. 10 Oct 1866, d. 7 Aug 1946
MotherMargaret Ellen Wilkinson1 b. 1876, d. 28 Aug 1936

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Birth14 June 1913Leslie Bertram Malpas was born on Saturday, 14 June 1913 at Cara Lynn Nursing Home, Raetihi, New Zealand.1
He was the son of Frederick Charles Malpas and Margaret Ellen Wilkinson.1
Death9 June 1995Leslie Bertram Malpas died on Friday, 9 June 1995 at Tauranga, New Zealand, at age 81.1
Cremationcirca 10 June 1995He was cremated circa 10 June 1995 at Tauranga.1

Military Service

EventDateDetails
Milit-Beg1940Leslie Bertram Malpas joined the Air Force and trained at Air Force Base, Ohakea, 1940.1

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LabelDateDetails
EducationLeslie Bertram Malpas was educated at Sumner Primary School and Christchurch Boys' High.1
Occupationfrom 1928 to 1932He was working on his father's sheep farm at Karioi, New Zealand, from 1928 to 1932.1
Occupationfrom 1935 to 1940He worked as the original greenkeeper at the golf course, Mt Maunganui, from 1935 to 1940.1
OccupationHe was a taxi and bike shop proprietor.1
Last Edited17 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 13.

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James Boyd1

M, #23453

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MarriageJames was married to Janet McFarlane.1

Family with

Janet McFarlane
Child
Last Edited17 Nov 1999

Citations

  1. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 5.

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Janet McFarlane1

F, #23454

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MarriageJanet was married to James Boyd.1

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DescriptionDateName
Married NameHer married name was Boyd.1

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James Boyd
Child
Last Edited17 Nov 1999

Citations

  1. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 5.

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Reginald E C Wegner1

M, #23455

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Marriage1932Reginald E C was married to Janet Boyd, daughter of Robert Boyd and Emily Kate Malpas, in 1932 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.1,2
Last Edited21 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 5.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Sydney; Year: 1932; Number: 12924.

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John C Taylor1

M, #23456

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Marriage1896John C Taylor was married to Bertha Ellora Malpas, daughter of Charles Thomas Malpas and Mary Ann Pettiford, in 1896 at Balmain South, NSW, Australia.1

Family with

Bertha Ellora Malpas b. Mar 1878
Child
Last Edited17 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Balmain South; Registration Year: 1896; Registration Number: 689.
  2. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 7.

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Vera Taylor1

F, #23457
FatherJohn C Taylor1
MotherBertha Ellora Malpas1 b. Mar 1878

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Vera Taylor is the daughter of John C Taylor and Bertha Ellora Malpas.1
Last Edited17 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 7.

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George McCredie

M, #23458, b. 1859

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Birth1859George McCredie was born in 1859 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.
MarriageGeorge was married to Susan Faulds Blackwood.

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LabelDateDetails
AwardsGeorge McCredie was awarded Statement of significance.
This shield was presented to George McCredie on 19 October 1900 at a ceremony at the Australia Hotel. The premier, Sir William Lyne, made the presentation on behalf of the citizens of Sydney 'in recognition of the patriotic and effective manner in which he carried out his duties when in charge of the operations for stamping out the plague'. Mr McCredie, he said, had been 'accused of disregarding the consideration of the economy, but the emergency precluded due regard being paid to the economy. The presentation, he hoped, would prove a salve to Mr McCredie's feelings in respect of the attacks which had been made upon him.' ('Sydney Morning Herald', 20 October 1900)

The plague broke out in Sydney on 19 January 1900, when the van driver and resident of the Rocks, Arthur Payne, was found to be infected and sent to the quarantine station. Two months later, after some difficulty finding men prepared to work in plague affected areas, George McCredie was appointed to take charge of all quarantine activities in the Sydney area. The son of a builder from Northern Ireland, McCredie was born in Pyrmont in 1859. He was apprenticed to the Adelaide Steam Navigation Company at fourteen and trained as a carpenter and joiner. At the time of his appointment he was in partnership with his brother A.L.M. McCredie. Their firm of architects and engineers undertook major engineering projects including docks, reclamations, warehouses and factories. In 1891 he bought land at Guildford and built an Italianate mansion, Linnwood. The following year he was appointed mayor of Prospect and Sherwood and in 1893 he was elected the Member for Central Cumberland.

George McCredie started work on the plague affected areas of Sydney at 4 pm on Friday March 23rd, making a house to house inspection. He later wrote, 'the first area of quarantine contained many things disgraceful in the extreme; accumulations of filth, utter disregard of sanitary arrangements ... numerous sad cases of poverty were met with.' Residents had to remain within barricaded areas as the work of cleansing, limewashing, burning and in some cases demolition took place. Work was completed on July 17 at a total cost of 63 935 pounds. In all, 303 cases of the plague were reported in Sydney and of these 103 died.

George McCredie directed that photographs of housing and conditions in plague affected areas be taken and six volumes survive in the Mitchell Library collection. These provide an extraordinary document of the destitution and poverty that underlay seemingly prosperous Sydney. The photographer, possibly at McCredie's direction, was careful to include men, women and children in the photographs and these provide a particularly poignant reminder of the difficult lives of working people at this time. As a result of the revelations publicised by McCredie an extensive program of 'slum clearance' was embarked upon and the issues of housing, council regulation and slum landlords were widely debated.

The shield was given to the donor by his father, Ludovic George Houston McCredie who had inherited it from his late father George McCredie. George McCredie died in 1903 from, it was said, the effects of working in plague affected areas. It provides a remarkable reminder of the impact disease could have on a city like Sydney and the courage and determination required to combat it.
DescriptionCommemorative shield, George McCredie 'Victor of the Plague', wood / silver, made by J Berthold, Australia, 1900

Oval shaped shield with a carved wooden frame in a scrolled foliate design. Seven silver plaques are mounted on the outside of the frame and in the top centre is a sculpted head of George McCredie with a ribbon-shaped band of metal underneath. In the middle of the wooden frame is an oval piece of brown fabric with a raised central shield, also made of silver. The central shield has carved silver waratah flowers on each side with a foliate design below and flannel flowers at base. Underneath this are shamrocks, roses and thistles in relief, as well as fern leaves which rise out of them. The ferns encircle the inscription with a pair of cornucopia on either side. On the back of the shield is a carved piece of wood attached by a metal hinge, which enables the shield to stand. A small section of the stand has broken off and accompanies the object in an airtight bag.
Production notesDesigned and made by the Sydney jeweler J. Berthold of Pitt Street. No reference could be found to Berthold but thirteen jewelers are listed in Sand's 1900 directory, mostly grouped around the Market Street area of Pitt Street. Presumably, Berthold worked for one of these jewelers.
History notesThis shield was presented to George McCredie on 19 October 1900 at a ceremony at the Australia Hotel. The premier, Sir William Lyne, made a presentation to George McCredie on behalf of the citizens of Sydney in recognition of the patriotic and effective manner in which he carried out his duties when in charge of the operations for stamping out the plague. Mr McCredie, he said, had been accused of disregarding the consideration of the economy, but the emergency precluded due regard being paid to the economy. The presentation, he hoped, would prove a salve to Mr McCredie's feelings in respect of the attacks which had been made upon him. (Sydney Morning Herald, 20 October 1900)

The plague broke out in Sydney on 19 January 1900, when the van driver and resident of the Rocks, Arthur Payne, was found to be infected and sent to the quarantine station. Two months later, after some difficulty finding men prepared to work in plague affected areas, George McCredie was appointed to take charge of all quarantine activities in the Sydney area. The son of a builder from Northern Ireland, McCredie was born in Pyrmont in 1859. He had been apprenticed to the Adelaide Steam Navigation Company at fourteen and trained as a carpenter and joiner. At the time of his appointment he was in partnership with his brother A.L.M. McCredie. Their firm of architects and engineers undertook major engineering projects including docks, reclamations, warehouses and factories. In 1891 he bought land at Guildford and built an Italianate mansion, Linnwood. The following year he was appointed mayor of Prospect and Sherwood and in 1893 he was elected the Member for Central Cumberland.

George McCredie started work on the plague affected areas of Sydney at 4 pm on Friday March 23rd, making a house to house inspection. He later wrote, 'the first area of quarantine contained many things disgraceful in the extreme; accumulations of filth, utter disregard of sanitary arrangements ... numerous sad cases of poverty were met with.' Residents had to remain within barricaded areas as the work of cleansing, limewashing, burning and in some cases demolition took place. Work was completed on July 17 at a total cost of 63 935 pounds. In all, 303 cases of the plague were reported in Sydney and of these 103 died.

George McCredie directed that photographs of housing and conditions in plague affected areas be taken and six volumes survive in the Mitchell Library collection. These provide an extraordinary document of the destitution and poverty that underlay seemingly prosperous Sydney. The photographer, possibly at McCredie's direction, was careful to include men, women and children in the photographs and these provide a particularly poignant reminder of the difficult lives of working people at this time. As a result of the revelations publicised by McCredie an extensive program of 'slum clearance' was embarked upon and the issues of housing, council regulation and slum landlords were widely debated.

The shield was given to the donor by his father, Ludovic George Houston McCredie who had inherited it from his late father George McCredie. George McCredie died in 1903 from, it was said, the effects of working in plague affected areas. He left a wife and seven children. It has been in the glass fronted case as long as the donor can remember.
Acquisition credit lineGift of Maxwell Faulds McCredie, son of Ludovic George Houston McCredie, 1999
MarksThe very centre of the shield reads '1900 / THIS SHIELD / A DIAMOND CRESCENT, AND A GOLD WATCH & CHAIN, / was Presented to / GEORGE MCCREDIE ESQ.R J.P. / BY / SIR WM. J. LYNE, K.C.M.G. / (PREMIER.) / on behalf of the / CITIZENS OF SYDNEY / in recognition of the / PATRIOTIC AND EFFECTIVE MANNER / in which he carried out his / duties, when in charge of the / operations for stamping out / the Plague, / 19th October 1900.'. On the outside of the shield is 'VICTOR-OF THE-PLAGUE' and seven shields (six of which contain text). They read (from left to right) 'JOHN DYKES, J.P. / MAYOR OF VAUCLUSE, President.'; 'EVAN JONES, / Hon. Treas.'; 'SEMPER PARATUS'; 'W.S.LLOYD, / W.H.BRAINWOOD, / Hon.Secs.'; 'ADVANCE AUSTRALIA' and 'HENRY PATESON, J.P. / THOMAS CLARKE, MLA. / HON.HENRY STUART, M.L.C. / Vice Presidents.'.

Family with

Susan Faulds Blackwood
Child
Last Edited6 Sep 2007

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Susan Faulds Blackwood

F, #23459

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MarriageSusan Faulds was married to George McCredie.

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DescriptionDateName
Married NameHer married name was McCredie.

Family with

George McCredie b. 1859
Child
Last Edited6 Sep 2007

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Thomas Rhodes1

M, #23460

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MarriageThomas was married to Margaret Jane Verry.1

Family with

Margaret Jane Verry
Child
Last Edited17 Nov 1999

Citations

  1. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 10.

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