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William Reid[1, 2, 3]

Male 1848 - 1928  (80 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 6 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Reid 
    Born 3 May 1848  Montgreenan, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Miller  [3
    Died 7 Aug 1928  Perth, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 9 Aug 1928  St. Andrews Cemetery, Perth, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    • Refer notes John REID for immigration details.

      (DLR 11/91) William REID was only fifteen years old when his father died in 1863. Little is known of his movements from then until his marriage to Mary Jane FOOKES at Perth in October 1872. (RGD 37/1872/471) From then the family can be followed by reference to the birthplaces of their children and also the Electoral Rolls. The family lived at Perth, where the first three children were born, at least until 1876. The registration of the first child describes father William as "Miller " of New River Mill. The next child (John Barclay REID) was born in Hobart in 1879 but I do have been unable to find why this one birth took place in the south of the state. Another four children were born in Deloraine between 1881 and 1886 with the last being born in Longford in 1889.

      William is shown on the 1875 Electoral Roll as the occupier of the "Perth Mill" owned by F. J. Houghton. Shown on the 1883 Roll as the occupier of a house in Deloraine owned by W. Bramich. He is later listed at 9 Innes Street, Launceston (1914 ) and 44 Kelly Street, Battery Point (1915-1916). Other family members (Eleanora and Emily). William and Mary Jane are listed in 1917 at "Main Street" Perth and William is listed alone in 1925 at "Drummond Street" Perth.
      In the Von Stieglitz book "Longford - past & present" William is described as a principal miller employed by Thomas Affleck.

      All of the above fits the family movements as told to me by Jack Breheny and others. According to my research William was a miller for Houghton at Perth, had a bakery at Deloraine where he also acted as a miller, worked for Affleck at the Newr y mill Longford until it was destroyed by fire when he moved into the Longford town to the Affleck mill. He later worked for Monds Affleck in Launceston and Gibsons in Hobart. The couple retired to Perth where the Breheny family had a farming property. Jack Breheny believes William also spent some time at the Supply River mill on the Tamar. William and Mary Jane REID spent their retirement years close to the BREHENY family when the BREHENY children were growing up.
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      (DLR 6/92) Reference to "Deloraine's Industrial Heritage: A Survey" by Jill Cassidy for the Q.V. Museum (1986 P28) names William REID as a Baker who occupied a Bakery owned by BRAMICH in Emu Bay Road, Deloraine from 1881 to 1884 when he was "forc ed into the bankruptcy court". The Hobart Gazette lists proceedings for "liquidation by arrangement" over a thirteen month period as follows:

      "Notification of first meeting of creditors on 9th October 1884 at the offices of Norman & Croft (Solicitors for William REID) in Launceston. . Notification of appointmnent of Mr Henry BLOCH, storekeeper of Deloraine as executor , advising creditors to lodge claims and debtors to pay outstanding amounts to Henry BLOCH as executor. . Notification to creditors to prove debts and lodge claims by 14th November 1885 or be excluded from the proposed dividend". I have found no further record indicating the amount of dividend paid.

      Family oral history paints William as a gambler who lost his bakery in a card game.

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      Birth: Date & place from notes left by his wife Mary Jane Fookes (photocopy held by DLR)

      Burial: St Andrews Register (AOT)
    Person ID I20764  ONS
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2020 

    Father Ancestors John Reid,   b. 5 Jun 1813, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1863, Perth, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Mary Barclay,   b. Abt 1811, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1898, Hagley, Tasmania, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1845  Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F25399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Mary Jane Fookes,   b. 23 Oct 1849, Jerusalem, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1924, Perth, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1872  St Andrews, Perth, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Amy Grace Reid,   b. 15 Nov 1873, Perth, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1959  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Jessie Mary Reid,   b. 10 Mar 1875, Perth, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret Helen Reid,   b. 7 Aug 1876, Perth, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. John Barclay Reid,   b. 28 Jan 1879, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Dora Fookes Reid,   b. 6 Feb 1881, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924  (Age 42 years)
    +6. William Bruce Reid,   b. 8 Aug 1882, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Samuel Berjew Fookes Reid,   b. 1 Aug 1884, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1963, Christchurch Public Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Married: 1x8. Eleanora Westbrook Reid,   b. 12 Dec 1886, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +9. Emily Christina Reid,   b. 8 Oct 1889, Longford, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 May 2022 
    Family ID F5771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 May 1848 - Montgreenan, Ayrshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1872 - St Andrews, Perth, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1928 - Perth, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Aug 1928 - St. Andrews Cemetery, Perth, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Reference  Andrew D. Kemp. "William Reid". KEMP(E) Surname one-name study worldwide - Family History (tree) and Genealogy. https://www.kempfamilyhistory.com/getperson.php?personID=I20764&tree=adkemp (accessed May 26, 2022).

  • Sources 
    1. [S162] various, GEDCOM file imported..

    2. [S1523] GEDCOM file submitted by Tim Hill, [email protected] Imported on 4 March 2011..

    3. [S1708] Donald Reid, GEDCOM: DReid.

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