Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
Some sentences may start with a lower case letter rather than a capital.
This is a software problem which at the moment can't be resolved


 Click Any Image to Enlarge 

Margaret Catherine BURLEY (1894-1974)

picture

Margaret Catherine Burley

Margaret Catherine BURLEY,1 daughter of John Williams BURLEY (1849-1915) and Sarah Jane PARTRIDGE (1858-1949), was born on 29 November 1894 at a copper mine in Silverspur, Qld.2,3 She married Francis WILKINS in 1913 in Queensland, Australia.4

Margaret also married Sydney PARSONS some time after December 1935 which is when Francis died. Sydney died 17 August 1968, aged 82 years.5 In 1936 (approx.) Margaret was a hotellier in Pratten, Qld. She bought the "Miners Arms" hotel not long after Francis died.6,7

Francis and Margaret had 4 children :

- Mervyn WILKINS (b. 4 Jun 1915; d. 28 Mar 1971). Married Alice Mary JACKSON (b.1917). They had 4 children Kevin, Mervyn Glendon , Valda Mary and Lynette Elizabeth

- Frederick Darryl WILKINS commonly known as Darryl (d. 29 Oct 1986 aged 68 Years; bur. Yelarbon Qld). He married Edna ESBURY. They had 2 children, Rodney and Trevor

- Verna Jean WILKINS. She married Leslie Cyril SPICER (6 Feb 1943). They had 4 children, Valerie Francis , Brian Leslie , Roger Barry and Graham John. Roger and Graham were twins

- Iris Frances WILKINS (d.1924 aged 18 days); bur. Texas Qld).8,9,10,11

Margaret died (aged 79) on 21 October 1974 at Fletcher Pde in Bardon, Qld.12 She was buried in 1974 in the general cemetery in Mt Gravatt, Qld, Australia.12,13

Citations

1{S0196}, BDM (Qld) Online Birth Index. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
2{S0196}, BDM (Qld) Online Birth Index. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Registration no : 1895 / C002903 (NB : 1894 Birth)
3{S0599}, Internet (ancestry.com) : BURLEY, Catherine Margaret (0927). Cit. Date: 7 July 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4{S0198}, BDM (Qld) Online Marriage Index. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 1913 / C004099
5{S0563}, Researcher : GILBERT, Juliet. Custom Id: SUB037. Cit. Date: 9 April 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Margaret remarried after the death of Francis. It was while she was at Pratten that she met Sydney Parsons."
6{S0358}, Biography : PYE, Marguerita Agnes (0144). Cit. Date: 30 August 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
7{S0563}, Researcher : GILBERT, Juliet. Custom Id: SUB037. Cit. Date: 9 April 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Margaret purchased the Hotel after Francis died, selling their property near Texas."
8{S0199}, Internet : General. http://www.ozcemeteries.com/qld_cemeteries/yelarbon.htm. Cit. Date: 26 January 2011. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "In Memory of my ........ and our father and grandfather
Frederick Darryl
Wilkins
Died 28th Oct 1986 aged 68 Years"
Image of Headstone of Frederick Wilkins
9{S0358}, Biography : PYE, Marguerita Agnes (0144). Cit. Date: 7 February 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Mrs Wilkins was Fred's mother's sister who had two sons and a daughter (Mervyn, Darryl and Verna)"
10{S0563}, Researcher : GILBERT, Juliet. Custom Id: SUB037. Cit. Date: 9 April 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: - "Darrell’s full name was Frederick Darrell Wilkins b 14/01/1918. He died on 29/10/1986 and is buried in Yelarbon QLD. ( http://www.ozcemeteries.com/qld_cemeteries/yelarbon.htm )
He is survived by 2 sons (Rodney and Trevor) and was father to a stillborn child that is buried in Texas Cemetery. He has 4 granddaughters, 3 grandsons, 3 great grandsons and 1 great granddaughter"
- "Francis and Margaret had another daughter named Iris Frances Wilkins who died in 1924 in infancy. She is buried in Texas Cemetery quite close to the grave of John Williams and Sarah Jane Burley"
- "I believe that Mervyn died a bachelor with no offspring"

- - "My Great Grandparents are John William Burley & Margaret Catherine Wilkins Nee Burley. My Grandmother is their Daughter Verna Jean Spicer Nee Wilkins and her father is Francis Wilkins or Frank as he was known"
- "Frederick Darryl he was called Darryl more so than Frederick"
11{S0680), Researcher : SPICER (nee WILKINS), Kellie-Ann re WILKINS and BURLEY. Custom Id: SUB041. Cit. Date: 13 January 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
12{S0563}, Researcher : GILBERT, Juliet. Custom Id: SUB037. Cit. Date: 9 April 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Margaret remarried after the death of Francis – her surname was Parsons when she died in 1974 and she is buried in Brisbane (Mt Gravatt, I think)"
13{S0199}, Internet : General. https://online.brisbane.qld.gov.au/cemeteries/cemeteries_step3.jsp?mapdisplay=71030. Cit. Date: 26 January 2011.
Text From Source: "Parsons, Margaret Catherine, d. 23 / 10 / 1974, Aged 79 years"

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

Copyright © John Owen. All rights reserved.
The reproduction of anything in these pages for commercial gain is not permitted.
Reproduction for personal use especially in family history matters is welcome.


Thanks for looking
Ellen & John

Updated : 23 August 2014