Monday, December 11, 2017

Some Chinese Families from Milton and other localities

George AH-POO b. 1843, Canton China, m. 1876, in Terara Nowra NSW (1876/4140 Shoalhaven) Emma Ann LOWE, b. 1857, Sydney NSW (Birth 1857/1937), daughter of John LOWE and Rebecca Ann DAWKINS d. 1931, Ashfield Sydney NSW (1931/11077). George died 4 Feb 1923, Forest Lodge Sydney NSW (1923/5879 Glebe). Buried: Rookwood Cemetery Sydney NSW. Burial Unmarked Grave.

George was born as Guoc Ah Poo. Arrived in Australia on the Amazon in 1862. He first tried his luck at the Goldfields at Hill End then Braidwood and the Shoalhaven. When he married in 1876 he listed his occupation as a gardener at Numbaa. Naturalized at Milton NSW in 1883 with papers prepared by Thomas Hobbs, took the oath of allegiance on 12 December 1883. Family moved to Parramatta c1890 to work as a market gardener.

Elizabeth AH-POO b. 1877, Shoalhaven NSW. (1877/20542) d. 1877, Shoalhaven NSW (1877/8803)
Herbert William AH-POO b. 29 May 1878, Milton NSW,Bap: 30 Jun 1878, St Peters & St Pauls Milton NSW. (1878/23229). Registered as William whilst baptism records give Herbert William m. Dorothy Louisa STEVENS.
Lily May AH-POO b. 8 Apr 1880, Milton NSW, Birth 1880/25591. Bap: 9 May 1880, St Peters & St Pauls Milton NSW, m. 1896, in Parramatta NSW (1896/3687) Cheng Fan CHEONG
Jessie Louisa AH-POO b. 6 Oct 1882, Redhead NSW (1882/27688 Milton) Bap: 17 Nov 1882, St Peters & St Pauls Milton NSW, m. 1927, in Parramatta NSW (1927/14743) under the name of Jessie Harper to James WESLEY who was a member of the Braidwood Chinese Community.
Emmeline Mary AH-POO b. 1885 Central Cumberland NSW (1885/17653)
Clara AH-POO b. 1888 Central Cumberland NSW (1888/19246)
Alice AH-POO b. 1890 Parramatta NSW (1890/10437)
Arthur AH-POO b. 1893 Parramatta NSW (1893/10689)
Maud AH-POO b. 1894 Parramatta NSW (1894/26877

Quony (Quon Yuen John) LOO b. China, m. Rose ?
Loo operated a guest house at Milton where the Mellicks Complex now stands on the Princes Highway.
Eileen D (Dorothy) LOO b. 1910, Narrandera NSW (Birth 1910/6443)
Edna LOO b. 1913, Nowra NSW (1913/17666)
Joyce A LOO b. 1915, Milton NSW (1915/43907)
Photo: Rose Loo with her three daughters circa 1917 Milton. Photo supplied by Joyce Loo.

James AHOY b. China, occupation Market Gardener, arrived Australia 1859, m. Ellen (Helen) DeMESTRE, b. 1860s (natural daughter of Etienne Livingstone DeMESTRE and Sarah LAMB – Aboriginal) d. 1934, Wallaga Lake NSW (1934/18165 Haddigaddi). Buried: Cemetery Point Wallaga Lake NSW. 1916 abode Wallaga Lake Tilba Tilba.

Gwendoline Linno Mary AHOY b. 1890, Jembaicumbene NSW, m. (1) 21 Nov 1909, in Narooma RC Rites NSW (1910/2047 Moruya) Willie Iberia (Bill) THOMAS b. 1885, Eden NSW, (son of Peter THOMAS and Charlotte BURN) ref: Aboriginal, d. Bega NSW, Buried: Cemetery Point Wallaga Lake NSW, m. (2) 1953, Robert PARSON, (son of Louisa PARSON) Gwendoline died 1959, Wallaga Lake NSW, Buried: Cemetery Point Wallaga Lake NSW. Willie: 1909 Labourer Narooma
Ellen (Helen) AHOY m. 1906, in Goulburn NSW (1906/4305) William CALLAN
Charles (Charlie) AHOY m. (1) 1911, in Braidwood NSW (1911/12381) Louisa BUNDELL b. 1882, d. 15 Nov 1930, La Perouse Sydney NSW, (1930/16796 Redfern) Buried: Nov 1930, Botany Sydney NSW. Burial RC/B/5/200 age 48yrs) m. (2) 1934, in Redfern NSW, (1934/11024) Mabel Z I RYAN, d. 22 Dec 1952, La Perouse Sydney NSW, Buried: Botany Sydney NSW Gen 14/12/555. Charles Buried: Armidale NSW.

Samuel GOW also known as: Joseph Samuel GOW b. 1862, occupation Market Gardener, m. 19 Sep 1903, in Braidwood CE Rites NSW as Joseph Sam GOW, Ellen KING, Samuel died 1935, Ulladulla NSW (Death 1935/7767 Milton) Buried: 1935, Sandridge Cemetery CE Mollymook (Burial CE/B?/? unmarked). 

Samuel operated a Market Garden – Cnr North & Camden St Ulladulla. The family worked the property producing fruit and vegetables until the bushfire destroyed the house, stables and garden beyond redemption.

i Isabel Thelma GOW b. 1907, Braidwood NSW, Bap: 8 Mar 1907, Braidwood CE Rites NSW, ref: Chinese, m. 10 Sep 1932, in St Marys Presbytery Milton (Marriage 1932/11167) Claude Joseph BERNIE, b. 1911, Sheffield Tasmania, (son of Robert George BIRNIE and Mary WILLIE). 1932 Living at Ulladulla.
ii Alma Lilian GOW b. 1906, Braidwood NSW, Bap: 13 Nov 1906, Braidwood CE Rites NSW.
iii George Frederick GOW b. 1906, Braidwood NSW, Bap: 13 Nov 1906, Braidwood CE Rites NSW, ref: Chinese, m. 1934 Milton (1934/13215) Dardanella Branche.

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