Pieter 1818-1886 , son of Jacobus Adrianus Du Moulin was born in Holland. Coming to Australia in 1834 he married Margaret Jane Druitt(b.1827 Castlereagh) 12th july 1849 at the All Saints Church Paramatta. It is noted that Pieter was the 6th son of the late Dr Du Moulin when he married Margaret Jane , the eldest daughter of the late Major Druitt of the 48th regiment.( Major Druitt was the Chief engineer of roads in NSW in 1819 – I dare say, Druitt St. in Sydney was named after him! )
Major George Druitt (1775 – 1842)George Druitt was born in 1775 and became a professional solider in 1794. (George was the grandson and heir at law to a 1760 lease of Joseph Druitt and was privy to the rent and profits of houses and premises on Earl Street Dublin until his death in 1842. At which time, a nephew Rev. Joseph Druitt claimed to be the heir at law for this lease ).
In 1817, he sailed to Australia on the Matilda with 440 officers and men, some with their families. The soldiers were needed to manage the population in Australia, which was mainly convicts. While on his journey to New South Wales, George met and formed a relationship with Margaret Lynch (his future wife) who had stowed away on the ship to be with one of the other soldiers.(She had married her shipboard lover Terrence Barnes en route to Sydney on the “Matilda”.Druitt convinced Margaret to leave her husband on disembarkation. When they arrived in Sydney, Barnes tried to shoot Druitt but missed, and he was arrested, to be discharged. ). Druitt’s first land grant issued is now the location of the carlton Kent Brewery on Broadway in Sydney.
Once they arrived in Australia, George and Margaret lived together and had a daughter Judith in 1819, who died as a baby, and two sons, George Joseph in 1820 and Edward in 1821. George and Margaret were married in 1825, eight years after they met. Note that George was Church of England and Margaret was Roman Catholic.
After they were married, they had four more children, Joseph in 1825, Margaret Jane in 1828, Jane Euphemia in 1829 and James Cottingham in 1837. Druitt oversaw the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges by convict labour around Sydney. He was granted land around the area that was named Mount Druitt in his honor.( George Druitt was granted 2000 acres by Governor MacQuarie). Margaret died in 1842 and George died four months later in the same year.(Much of George Druitt can be found on Blacktown History)
Pieter Du Moulin was an accountant at 540 Elizabeth Street , Sydney (1866). He had an office also at Bourke Street Redfern in 1869 and 1871. Pieter and Margaret had 5 children: Edward Joseph Brooks M.B.C.M. (1856-1890) , Jane Thalia Augusta (1853-1880) , Emily Grace b. 1858 in Sydney, James Charles druitt (b.1850) and George M.(b.1861) , died as an infant the same year, 1861.
A son, Edward Joseph Brooks:(1856 -1900) was born in Surrey hills and married Alice Maud Octavia Buchanan nov 18/1891. Alice was the 4th daughter of W.F. Buchanan Esq.J.P. F.R.G.S. etc. of Clareinnis and Killarney. Edward married Alice in Dubbo , NSW. Edward Du Moulin had received an MB in Edinburgh in 1885 (must have travelled back), and was admitted to the Royal college of surgeons, Sydney, 1885/86. House surgeon at the Royal Infirmary , Glasgow 1885-87. House surgeon at Glasgow Maternity for 6 months 1887.He became a doctor in Dubbo .( William Edward , a son was born in 1892).5/6/1897 : Edward got a divorce from Alice Buchanan at Dubbo. And died of heart failure in Dubbo in 1900.
More amazing History…. W.F. Buchanan, Alice’s father :Gold at Rocky River The Australian Encyclopedia attributes the find of alluvial gold to W.F.Buchanan and J. Lucas in September 1851. We can say with some certainty that it did occur about this time because on the 7 October 1851 Commissioner Massie reported the discovery of gold at Rocky River. The quantity found is small and would repay no one for working. Edward Hargraves, who instigated the first gold rush at Summer Hill Creek, near Bathurst in 1851, came to inspect the Rocky River field in 1852. He “reported reasonably, but not enthusiastically on the chances of the district being auriferous.”In October 1852, the Windeyer Brothers discovered the first payable gold on the field washing some five ounces of gold in less than a week.In 1852, the first licences to prospect were taken out. Crown Lands Commissioner, Mr Robert G. Massie, reported that he had issued 538 licences up until the end of March, 1853. The discovery was mentioned in the Maitland Mercury: october 1, 1851
William H. Conolly:b. abt 1853( born 1 whitehale terrace , Dublin)- died date unknown before 1902.
Emily Grace Du Moulin (1858-Randwick – 1938) married Aug 12th 1882 at St. Philips Sydney( Rev JD Langely) William Henry Conolly of Goulburn , third son of William John Conolly(1821-1887) and Emily J Willians ,( married 1845 Dublin – Emily died 1871.) Emily Grace was William’s second wife, William having previously been married to Jane Thalia , Emily’s sister. Picture above : First National Bank : William H Conolly left.
William John Conolly 1821-1887 Senior, the father of William H. was born Rathmines , Dublin and died *Calahla , Manley NSW. He married ( wife #2 ) Mary L Burrowes in Sydney in 1876. It was this William J. Conolly who started up the Flour Mills at Goulburn I believe – the shares handed down to William H. were contested in a court case in 1902 against William H’s brother Russell Edward.
William Conolly senior was previously a wine merchant in Dublin who came out to Australia in 1853 and this was supposedly the year that his son, William H was born – did he bring his son with him to Australia ?
http://whitehallbalgowlah.weebly.com/past.html Note, that The home *”Calahla” in Manley(where William senior died), was the home of Sir Edmund Barton 1888 -1891( Australia’s first prime minister), and became Winchester College and by 1913 a lot of the land was sold. The building is now known as “Whitehall” and is regarded as a Heritage building. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Conolly-23 william conolly 1887 death
William H Conolly cont:
William H’s siblings: Richard Bessonet, Thomas Wilans, Charles Hamilton, George Wallace, Russell Edward, Emily Jane Draper, Robert Septimus, Octavius Benoni Emilius, Noel Alfred Williams, Mary Lavinia Margery.
http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/1aa29f0202891( the baptism of William Henry Conolly)- this may or may not be the Willam Conolly as we have him placed in Australia around 1849 ! Have to check.
William H. had married Jane Thalia Du Moulin ( 1st wife ) June 17th, 1875 in Armidale, and she was the sister of Emily Grace. Jane was born in Montellorus , Wellington NSW and Jane died in 22/3/1880 at Uralla, NSW, after childbirth.Her residence was noted as the Bank of New South Wales, Uralla. ( On march 17th 1880 she gave birth to Augustus St.Patrick born Uralla , NSW).
Their other two children were: Arthur Du Moulin1959( married Edith Pile) . Arthur was born in Armidale and in the 1930’s lived in Cowper, NSW and Crows Nest Sydney, he died in Campbelltown NSW. Also Walter William b. 1878. William
Conolly and Emily G:William and Emily ‘s children:
Emily Sylvia b 1891, *Edward Du Moulin Druitt b. 1889, Linda Du Moulin b 1887 Moruya, Grace Beryl Young b.1883Moruya and Russel b. 1885 Moruya. http://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Conolly-5/9 Please see family tree above for William H. Conolly. Thanks to Leonie Edwards who directed me to the website of her grandfather, Walter William Conolly.(* Edward( Drewitt) Conolly joined up 1915 for WW1 was found to be medically infit. His mother at the time was living at ‘Bon Accord” 3 Firth street Waverly. )
One of the reasons that William Conollly settled in Uralla in my opinion was because of the gold discovered by his wife’s brother ‘s father in law – W Buchanan. Emily Grace’s brother Edward Joseph Brooks married Alice Buchanan whose father discovered alluvial gold around Uralla ). William s father was in ownership of a mill in Goulburn which is very close to Uralla.
By 1880 William Junior was the bank manager of the Bank of New South Wales, Uralla. ( His residence with Jane T. until she died in 1880 at the bank residence). I suspect he may have been the bank’s first bank manager in that it became the bank of new south wales in 1878.
http://www.visituralla.com.au/gallery/image.php?pic=45 ***old Bank, 1874, Bridge St. Built in 1874 for John McCrossin and purchased in 1878 by the Bank of New South Wales for a banking office and manager’s residence. Originally it had a shingled roof and cast iron verandah posts and decorative cast iron panels. The large banking chamber was added in 1912***
http://www.hhrealestate.com.au/realestate/profile.aspx?ID=1808&type=3 ( The bank is currently for sale and is a listed building ).
Sydney Morning Herald: 30/6/1892 Sequestration order : William H. Conolly of Randwick, Clerk. ( Seizure of property or the rents/income from real property to be kept by the courts pending the outcome of litigation).I have been advised that William suffered from alcoholism and this led to this demise.
Sydney Morning Herald: 20/11/1894: “conolly vs conolly” Mr. Windeyer instructed by Messrs Weaver and Hale appeared for the petitioner the wife Emily Grace Conolly who petitioned for a judicial separation from her husband Wiliam Henry Conolly – a bank manager on the grounds of drunkeness and leaving her without means of support. There was no appearance of repnondent, but a written consent to the judicial separation had been filed and his Honor granted the petition.
1902 conolly vs conolly ( Fight over the Goulburn flour mill shares of William Henry’s contested by his wife and children vs his brother Russell Edward). 1902 connolly courtcase A dispute : 19/8/1902 that is so complicated but it has to do with a milling business in Goulburn that William J. Conolly Senior owned . It is a good read .
http://strlhistorymatters.blogspot.ca/2007/11/conollys-mill-goulburn.html This is where william henry conolly stemmed from, the Conolly flour mill in Goulburn. He was also a successful banker but gather a poor family man !