Clara Jane REILLY

Female 1857 - 1933  (76 years)


Personal Information

  • Name Clara Jane REILLY 
    Born 1857  Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Jan 1933  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:NSW BDM 3275/1933 , Ref: Clarence Valley Council Cemetery Register
    Buried 26 Jan 1933  the Roman Catholic Section, Grafton Cemetery, NSW.Australia, Lot 836 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref: Clarence Valley Council Cemetery Register -"Williams, Clara Jane. Mrs ,Death- 26 January 1933,age 75 ( Grafton Cemetery Burial Catholic -Lot 836)"
    Person ID I19831  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2017 

    Father Francis REILLY, ,son of Philip and Winifred Reilly,   d. 11 Jan 1866, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Clarinda SCULLY,   b. 1826, Roscommon, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1884, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1846  St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Sydney, NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Francis and Clara had a total of nine children, 5 children predeceasing Clara(Francis and four siblings)
    Family ID F2952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James WALKER, , alias Williams , Brickmaker,of South Grafton,NSW,   b. 11 Aug 1855, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1935, Rosalie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1882  St Mary's Catholic Church, Grafton, NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This marriage was deemed unlawful. Ref:Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889)Saturday 14 August 1886.

      "BIGAMY.-At the Sydney Quarter Sessions, on August 4, James Walker was charged with bigamy, he having married Mary Hannah Bussey on January 1, 1876, and afterwards on February 21, 1882, at Grafton, he married Clara Jane Reilly, the said Mary Hannah Bussey then being alive. He pleaded guilty. Prisoner's mother stated that when he was first married he was 19 years of ago, and that she told him the marriage was not legal, and was not binding upon him. His Honor sentenced prisoner to one year's Imprisonment."

      Some records also list Clifford Barker Williams(1887-1954) as a son of this marriage ,but this is incorrect.Cliffords parents were James Williams ,of Clerkenwell, London ,and Clara Barker. This particular marriage is recorded in The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 12 July 1887 "WILLIAMS-BARKER.-May 4,1887, by special license, at St. James' Church, Sydney, by the Rev. H. L. Jackson, James Williams,of Clerkenwell, London, to Clara, the second daughter of Thomas Barker, of Double Bay, late of Shoalhaven, N. S. W."

      James eventually moves to Queensland and is living with Matilda Smith in Grove St, Albion QLD according to the 1913 Electoral Roll. In 1921 and 1925 James and Matilda "Williams" are living in Stephenson Street, Rosalie QLD.(Matilda is recorded as Matilda Gilmour ,Friend ,on James Death Certificate , but her death record in 1957 is entered as Matilda Williams)

      He died 18th Sep 1935and is buried with Matilda's mother, Henreitta Gaffey (nee Price) at Toowong Cemetery on 19 Sep 1935. (Portion 28, Section 2, Grave 13).
    Children 
     1. Edward James WILLIAMS,   b. 1883, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Albert Edgar WILLIAMS, ,of Bondi,New South Wales,Australia,   b. 1884, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1962, Bondi, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Franklyn James WILLIAMS, ,of Brickmaker,of Maclean,New South Wales,   b. 26 Dec 1885, Cowper via Grafton, NSW.Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1962, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Agnes Harriet May WILLIAMS,   b. 1888, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Frances Lillian"Lily" WILLIAMS,   b. 20 Jan 1890, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1967, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Edward Henry WILLIAMS, ,Fisherman,of Coffs Harbour,New South Wales.,   b. 1892, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1953, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     7. William Cyril"Cyril Willie" WILLIAMS, ,Brickmaker ,of Walkerston , Queensland,   b. 1894, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1963, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Ivy Evelyn WILLIAMS,   b. 16 Nov 1895, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1988, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F2945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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