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John Williams BURLEY (1849-1915)

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John Williams Burley

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Sarah Jane Burley

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Sarah Jane Burley (nee Partridge)

John Williams BURLEY, son of Charles BURLEY (1806-1875) and Harriett WILLIAMS (1809-1859), was born on 18 November 1849 at "Bellgrave" in the Allyn River District in Ashford, NSW.1,2,3 He was baptised on 27 February 1850 at the Hunter River Circuit, Northumberland County in Ashford.4 His relationship to John is Paternal Great (x1) Grandfather. John was a follower of the Wesleyan faith .5

On 17 May 1880 John resided at Spring Creek in Walcha, NSW. He was living there when he married Sarah.6 He was a labourer .7 He married Sarah Jane PARTRIDGE on 17 May 1880 at St Andrew's Church of England in Walcha. The marriage was witnessed by Sarah's siblings, Richard John Partridge and Rachel Frances Partridge.7,8

on 5 January 1883 they lived at "Rose Bank" in Walcha. John and Sarah were livimg at the property when their daughter Rachel was born. Then on 2 June 1906, John and Sarah were living at their property "Rose Valley Farm" in Texas, Qld when their daughter Rachel was married to John Owen. It's believed they stayed at that property for the rest of their lives.7,9,10 Between 1905 and 1908 he was a carrier in Texas, Qld.11

between 1905 and 1908 he and Sarah Jane PARTRIDGE lived at Rose Valley Farm in Texas.12

he died (aged 65) on 17 July 1915 in Texas.13,14 He was buried in July 1915 in the general cemetery in Texas. John was constantly misnamed during his life often being referred to as John William Burley rather than his correct name of John Williams Burley, the Williams being after his mother's family name. It is even recorded that way on his headstone.15,16

 

Sarah Jane PARTRIDGE was the daughter of Stephen William PARTRIDGE (1829-1918) and Catherine Emelina MCINTOSH (1842-1917).

 

Their daughter Rachel Elizabeth had a girl with an unknown father in 1904. This daughter was Edna Olive Burley. John and Sarah raised Edna as their own child. Edna was never told who her real parents were.17

 

Researcher Vicki Crowther says "My Mum, Patricia Crowther, granddaughter of Rebecca Burley, spoke about Edna and when she was dying of cancer my great grandmother, Rebecca said Edna should be told who her mother was, but Mum said they never did.".18

 

Sarah Jane PARTRIDGE and John Williams BURLEY had the following children:

 

Charles Stephen BURLEY (1881-1970)

Rachel Elizabeth BURLEY (1883-1963) (known as 'Sis')

Sarah Jane BURLEY (1885-1949)

Mary Annie BURLEY (1887- )

Minnie Edith BURLEY (1889-1952)

Rebecca Louisa BURLEY (1890- )

John Frederick BURLEY (1892-1967)

Margaret Catherine BURLEY (1894-1974)

Citations

1{S0064}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Births (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Births Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : V1849 2165 55 / 1849
2{S0155}, Researcher : JONES, Sue re BURLEY, PARTRIDGE. Custom Id: SUB006. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3{S0037}, Map : Bellgrave Allyn River - BURLEY, John Williams (0072) (Aust Govt - Geoscience Australia). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Maps for location of Belgrave and Allyn River.
4{S0097}, Certificate - Baptism : BURLEY, John Williams (0072). Custom Id: 2165 V55. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Minister : W Byrnes
Registration no : 2165 V55 / 1849
5{S0338}, Lost Source. Cit. Date: 30 July 2009. Assessment: Questionable.
6{S0007}, Certificate - Marriage : BURLEY, John Williams (0072) and PARTRIDGE, Sarah Jane (0050). Custom Id: NSW 2515 / 1880. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
7{S0019}, Certificate - Birth : BURLEY, Rachel Elizabeth (0014). Custom Id: NSW 1883 / 27597. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
8{S0007}, Certificate - Marriage : BURLEY, John Williams (0072) and PARTRIDGE, Sarah Jane (0050). Custom Id: NSW 2515 / 1880. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Registration no : 2515 / 1880
9{S0021}, Researcher : OWEN, John Edward (0001). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
10{S0594}, Electoral Roll : Federal (Unknown); Qld State (Maranoa); Sub-Division (Texas). Cit. Date: 14 September 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
11{S0594}, Electoral Roll : Federal (Unknown); Qld State (Maranoa); Sub-Division (Texas). Cit. Date: 18 June 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
12{S0594}, Electoral Roll : Federal (Unknown); Qld State (Maranoa); Sub-Division (Texas). Cit. Date: 24 February 2013. Assessment: Primary evidence.
13{S0197}, BDM (Qld) Online Death Index. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 1915 / C3940
14{S0098}, Death (Qld Archives Notice) : BURLEY, John Williams (0072) (State Archives (Qld) - Cemetery Records). Custom Id: QLD 328. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
15{S0592}, Headstone : BURLEY, John Williams (0072) and Sarah Jane (nee PARTRIDGE) (0050). Cit. Date: 11 June 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
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John and Sarah Burley's headstone at Texas cemetery

16{S0353}, Internet (MyHeritage) : General. Jones Web Site \ Burley Tree. Cit. Date: 26 August 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
17{S0196}, BDM (Qld) Online Birth Index. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Registration no : 1904 / 002806
18{S0256}, Researcher : CROWTHER, Vicki re BURLEY. Custom Id: SUB002. Assessment: Secondary evidence.

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 August 2014