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First Name
Native Place
Lesanaskea [Lisanaskea], Fermanagh
Age On Arrival
Thomas & Mary nee Morton (both dead)
Church of England
Ship Name
Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
Parents from descendant; shipping: house servant, reads & writes, sister Mary Ann also on Derwent; Empl. Mary Richardson, widow, Collins St., £8, 6 mths. married William Thomas Keene 6 Oct 1853, St James Melbourne; husband a baker, from England via Californian goldfields; 10 children; lived Melbourne where William was mariner & carrier; moved to Deepwater near Tenterfield in 1861 where Wm was manager after death of his brother-in-law Archibald Windeyer; later managed ‘Collaroy’, Merriwa & ‘Bando’, Cassilis where youngest son Norman born 1875; in 1878 William was manager of huge ‘Gurley’Station in northwest NSW where the family spent 12 years; Elizabeth & William moved to Raymond Terrace to William’s family home; both buried Raymond Terrace: their marble headstone inscribed: ‘In memory of Elizabeth wife of William Thomas Keene died May 12th 1899 aged 65 years also William Thomas Keene died October 8th 1926 aged 95 years’.
Wray, Elizabeth & Mary Ann per Derwent

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