Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond


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Birth: about 1859 43 40Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 26, 1948Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Birth: about 1861 45 42Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1861Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia

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Family group information
Religious marriage March 16, 1855
Address: Church of Scotland Burgh of Ayr County of Ayr
Citation details: 26 July 2011


"Isabella, whose maiden name was Greenshields - but which you have got as "unknown" was married to my great-great grandfather John Dargaville (Dargavel) before the pair migrated to Australia from Ayeshire in Scotland in (as I understand it) in 1842 as assisted migrants, indentured to the surveyor Robert Carmichael (of Raymond Terrace)."

Citation details: 13 October 2011

In part:

"John and Isabella were married on 16 March 1855 at Ayr in Scotland and arrived in Sydney on 2 October 1855 aboard the assisted immigrant ship Hilton. The ages recorded on the Hilton were wrong (the couple had unnecessarily put their ages down 10 years to get the assisted immigrant bounty); the ones on the marriage certificate were right. The following details come from the marriage certificate: "Marriages 1855 in the Burgh of Ayr, County of Ayr. At Ayr; March 16th Marriage was celebrated between us (after Banns) according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church of Scotland. (Signed) John Dargavel , Dykehead, Riccarton, age 39, Game? Servant, Bachelor, born at Dumfries, 6 April 1815; father is Charles Dargavel, a mason, and mother is Jane Johnston. Isabella [signed with a cross] Greenshields, her mark, William Dickson, Witness, Thomas Gillies, Witness; Isabella lived at 26 Barns St, Ayr, aged 36, House Servant, Spinster; she was born and registered at Stretton; father is John Greenshields, ploughman, and mother is Jane Ferguson".

Marriage Certificate - Dargavel - Greenshields
Marriage Certificate - Dargavel - Greenshields

Note: Image kindly provided by Jim Fletcher.

Citation details: 15 May 2012

In part:

"* John - b 6/4/1815 in Dumfries - m Isabella Greenshields 16/3/1855 in Ayr - immigrated in 1855 on the ship Hilton to Australia - d 1867 in Sydney Australia, (surname spelt Dargawill)"