Australian Blayneys

Contents:

  1. Arthur BLAYNEY (Western Australia)
  2. Maurice BLAYNEY (Victoria)
  3. John BLAYNEY (Victoria)
  4. Edward BLAYNEY (Victoria - NSW)
  5. John Stanley Gibson BLAYNEY (Richmond - ?Vic)
  6. Professor Geoffrey BLAINEY (Melbourne - Vic)
  7. Blayney/Blaney transported Convicts
  8. Blayney Shire/Town in NSW

 


[1] The Arthur Blayney link to Western Australia


 

[2] Maurice Blayney in Australia clan - See [529]

1 Maurice BLAYNEY
 w. Nell CLELAND b. 1899
  2 Maurice James BLAYNEY b.21Mar1923 in Canterbury Vic
    In Aust. Army WWII
   + Phyllis Lillian SMITH
    3 Three adopted children and  
    3 Colleen Mary BLAYNEY b.1964
     + ___O'CONNELL 
  2 John Lawence BLAYNEY b.1925 in Canterbury Vic; Served in Aust. Army in WWII 
   w. Margaret RYAN (6 living children)
  2 Thelma BLAYNEY
   + Frank RATCLIFFE (8 children)


 

[3] Oliver, Thomas & John to Victoria clan

1 Ambrose BLAYNEY, farmer of Omagh, County Tyrone
  Possibly a direct descendant of Ambrose BLAYNEY b~1600
  son of Thomas ap David Lloyd BLAYNEY
 + Anne (or Nancy) Gibson (both of Church of Ireland)
  2 Oliver BLAYNEY migrated to Victoria 1850s
  2 Thomas BLAYNEY b.1840 migrated to Victoria, 
    arriving Melb on the Goldanah 1858
    Goldmining at Ballarat six years with little success then farmed
    with brother John Goulburn Valley 1864. In 1871 moved to Nagambie
    where he established a successful vinyard. 
    Later bought 15,000 acre sheep farm at Grenfell NSW.
   + Annie TYE (dau of Melb solicitor) m.1874 

Charles Mitchell
with sister (Dame N.M.)
3 Blanche BLAYNEY b.1876 (Nagambia, Vic) [IDI] + Charles John Mitchell b.1871; m.1898 Son of David Mitchell and brother of Helen Porter Mitchell (1861 1931) (aka Dame Nellie Melba) 4 ___ dau b.1913 (Lilydale) 3 Anna Maud BLAYNEY b.1878 (Nagambia, Vic) [IDI] 3 Thomas Goulburn BLAYNEY b.1881 (Nagambia, Vic) [IDI] 3 Oscar Gibson BLAYNEY b.1885 (Nagambia, Vic) [IDI] 3 Charles Goulburn BLAYNEY b.1887 (Nagambia, Vic) [IDI] 2 John BLAYNEY b~1829 Omagh, County Tyrone, migrated to Victoria 1850s d.13Sep1921 (age 92) + Eliza Jane Loudon b.1845; m.1866 (VIC); d.1914 (Avenel, VIC) dau of John Loudon and Sarah THORNBURY of Co Armagh, Ireland 3 Frances BLAYNEY b.1869 3 Isabella BLAYNEY b.1871 3 Florence BLAYNEY b.1873; d.1878 3 Matilda BLAYNEY b.1875 3 Oliver Harbison BLAYNEY b.1877; d.1879 3 William BLAYNEY b.1879; d.1879 3 Edith BLAYNEY b.1881 5 ggrandson = C. Russell Leith of Perth Western Australia [384].

 

[4] Edward Blayney in Australia clan - See [530]

The story goes that Edward's (Catholic) ancestor moved to Matagralane and Randlestown (Randalstown), County Antrim, Nth Ireland apparently after eloping with a "Protestant lass" and being excommunicated. [See note at Edward Blayney Family database]. This story has been discounted as myth by Robyn Wright [159] who states "This comes from the Reed family".
There was a Catholic James Blayney on the sub-committee of Drummaul Parish, Randalstown, County Antrim in 1848 living in Magheralane Townland, as was a "Col Blayney". [538]

 
1 James BLAYNEY b.1765; d.26Jul1823 
 + Rosanna McALLISTER (McCALLISTER) d.8Oct1799 [159]
   Farmed "Pleasant Mount" in Manheralane (near Randalstown) [878] 

  2 James BLAYNEY b.1783; d.23Nov1877, probably the Catholic householder mentioned in the
    9Jul1848 "Assessment of Householders", Parish of Drummaul, Randalstown, County Antrim [538]
   + Mary McKEOWN d.10Apr1879 
    3 Rose BLAYNEY b.1825 Emm ~1835 
     +(1)Charles McRORY d.1860
     +(2)___ DELANY
    3 Patrick BLAYNEY [1] b.1825; d. in infancy
    3 Alicia (Alice) BLAYNEY b.<1825 (1825 ?twin)
     + Dennis MURRAY m.9Jul1848 d.Apr1860
    3 Mary BLAYNEY dsp.24Jun1845
     + James WHITTY m.10Jun1845 d. in New York 
    3 Patrick BLAYNEY [2] b.25Dec1827; bpt.27Dec1827; Defendant in court case [537] .
    3 Sarah BLAYNEY b.1830; bpt.26Sep1830
     + Andrew McCASHION
    3 Margaret BLAYNEY b.1833; bpt.18Aug1833
     + George HUTCHINSON d.16Sep1886
    3 Anna Bella BLAYNEY b.1837; bpt.26Mar1837
     + James McCALL m.2ndAug1870; d.7Feb1879
    3 Elizabeth BLAYNEY b.1837; bpt.10Mar1840
     + Patrick McGUIRK m.30Dec1879

  2 Patrick BLAYNEY b?; d.1809

  2 Constantine BLAYNEY b.1788; d.14Feb1867 (Randlestown, Co Antrim, Nth Ireland)
    [see Constantine b.1832]

  2 Mary BLAYNEY b?1817; d.9Feb1866
   + Hugh McMULLIN d.15Apr1853
    3 Rose McMULLIN
     + William John MARRON
    3 James McMULLIN
    3 Hugh McMULLIN d.1887
    3 Peter McMULLIN d.2May1868 unm 
    3 Ellen McMULLIN d.20Aug1878 (a widow)
    3 Mary McMULLIN d.1866
     + James ?Heeson
    3 Margaret McMULLIN bpt.11Dec1830 
     +(1)Henry Wylie d.1868 
     +(2)Patrick HAGRID
    3 Patrick McMULLIN bpt.24Mar1838 

  2 Anne BLAYNEY d. as infant

  2 Margaret BLAYNEY d. as infant

  2 Hugh BLAYNEY d.22Aug1885 Testator of contested Estate, with Family Tree created for the High Court [537] 

    Became a wealthy merchant in Dublin [878]

  2 Constantine BLAYNEY b.1788; d.14Feb1867 (Randalstown, Co Antrim, Nth Ireland)
    the 2nd son of James BLAYNEY & Rosanna McALLISTER
   + Mary McALLISTER (Molly) b.1798 (Pomeroy, Nth Ireland); m.1821 (Randalstown)
     d.15Apr1853 (or 10Apr1854) (Randalstown, Co Antrim)
    3 Catherine BLAYNEY b.1822; bpt.15Nov1822; d.15Nov1822
    3 Hugh BLAYNEY b.1824 (?1834)
    3 Rosina (Rose) BLAYNEY b.1827; bpt.8Nov1827; d.8Nov1827
    3 James BLAYNEY bpt.9Nov1829; d.25May1844
    3 Edward BLAYNEY b.29Feb1832; bpt.2Mar1832 [see Edward b.1832 below]
    3 Mary Ann BLAYNEY bpt.26Oct1834
     + Phillip HANNAN m.27May1868
    3 Constantine BLAYNEY bpt.19Aug1838
      Married twice and moved to Manhatten, New York (ran a variety store) [878] 

    3 Edward BLAYNEY b.29Feb1832; (?bap.1Mar1832) in Randalstown, Co Antrim      
      20Dec1854 sailed from Dublin for Australia on Italian Ship "Rienzi".
      20Apr1855 Arrived Hobsons Bay.
      1858 moved from Williamstown to Viaduct near Geelong, Vic.
      1859 Moved to Lethbridge near Ballarat, Vic
      d.22Oct1910 (Ballarat, Vic, Australia)
     + Catherine O'GORMAN b.15Aug1838 Birr, Kingscounty, now Offerly, Sth Ireland.
       m.10Aug1857 (Williamstown, SA, Australia); d.20Jan1918 (Ballarat, Vic, Australia)
      4 Mary BLAYNEY b.21May1858 (Williamstown, SA, Australia); d.25Aug1930 (Footscray Vic)
       + John MCHENRY b.1855 m.22Nov1881 (Ballarat Vic)(10 chn)
      4 Constantine James BLAYNEY b.26Sep1859 (Ballarat East); RAN in WWII
      4 Hugh Patrick BLAYNEY [see Hugh b.18Jun1861], [536]
      4 Edward BLAYNEY b.26Feb1861(3) (Ballarat) & d.5Feb1864 @ 11mths dsp (Ballarat, Vic) [536]
      4 Katherine BLAYNEY  b.4Sep1864 [536]
       + ___ MARTIN
      4 Edward O'Gorman BLAYNEY b.28Mar1866 [?Edward Osman Blayney 1866 [536]]
      4 Rosina BLAYNEY b.5Mar1868 (?1876 [536])
      4 Randal John BLAYNEY b.30Dec1869 d.1876 (Typhoid fever) dsp [536]
      4 William Henry BLAYNEY b.13May1871 [536]
      4Maurice BLAYNEY b.7May1873 [536]       
      4Martin Daniel (Donl) BLAYNEY b.7May1873 [536]
        d.?1952; bur.5Jan1953 (Fawkner Memorial Park VIC [1022]) 
       + __ MAY [possibly Grace Ellen BLAYNEY d.1942 aged 61 bur.6OctJan1942 Fawkner Memorial Park [1022]]
        5 Lola BLAYNEY
        5 Ellen Ann BLAYNEY
         + Adrian Theodore BENDALL 
          6 Judy BENDALL [currently in correspondence]
           + __ KOSTEZKY since dv
            7 living KOSTEZKY
            7 living KOSTEZKY
            7 living KOSTEZKY 
        
      4 Peter Paul BLAYNEY b.1875 dsp.1877 (Typhoid fever) [536]
      4 Phillip Gregory BLAYNEY b.27Aug1877 dsp.1888 
      4 John BLAYNEY b.1881
      4 Peter BLAYNEY b.1885; d.1887 dsp (both at Ballarat, Vic, Australia)
        [Noted in Edward Blayney's diary but not official documents] [530]

      4 Hugh Patrick BLAYNEY b.18Jun1861 (Ballarat East, NSW); d.1941 (Sydney); Occ. Butcher
        Apparently not particularly affluent as when conviccted of using Offensive language, he was given the choice
        of a being "fined £2, or one month in Darlinghurst Goal; he chose the latter alternative." [1077]  
       + Ellen (Ellan) Margaret RYAN b.1865(6) (Blayney, NSW); m.1886; d.1926 (Sydney)
        5 Edward William BLAYNEY [see Edward William b.3Aug1888]; d.1957 
        5 Ellen Mary ("Nellie") BLAYNEY b.1889 (Balmain, NSW) [1076]; d.1939 (Rozelle, NSW)
         + Samuel ("Sam") Charles BEAMAN b.1887 (Balmain); m.1908 (Sydney); d.1950 (Petersham, NSW);
           Occ. Cork Cutter, Wharfie. (1 child)
        5 Ethel May BLAYNEY b.1890(4) (Balmain) [1076]; d.1961 (Chatswood, NSW)
         + Alfred Douglas SELLAR b.1886; m.1917 (Balmain); d.1946 (Ryde, NSW)
          6 Five children all ob. 
            (Catherine Corbett, Iris Claire, Rona Joyce, Alfred Douglas & Lawrence Blayney)
        5 Hugh O'Gorman ("Mick") BLAYNEY b.1892 (Balmain) [1076]; d.1954 (Auburn, NSW); Milkman
         + Ina Ethel ROSE b.1890 (Clarence Town, NSW); m.1912 (Sydney); d.24Sep1935 (Auburn, NSW)
          6 Hugh O'Gorman BLAYNEY b.1914(23); d.9Oct1977
           + Jean Brown BEVERIDGE b.1917; d.1999
            7 Hugh BLAYNEY
            7 Martin BLAYNEY
             + Frances
            7 Brian BLAYNEY
            7 Michael BLAYNEY  
          6 Reginald Ernest BLAYNEY b.1914; d.1916 (Balmain South, NSW)
          6 Stanley Patrick BLAYNEY b.23Jun1917 (Rozelle, NSW); d.27Apr1987 (Belmore, NSW); Aust. Army WWII 1943-6
           + Joice m.1946
            7 Stanley BLAYNEY
            7 James BLAYNEY
            7 Ina BLAYNEY
            7 William BLAYNEY
            7 Thomas BLAYNEY
          6 Kathleen BLAYNEY b.1927
           + __ ROSS m.1953 (Sydney) (1 child)
          6 Ellen BLAYNEY b.1929
          6 Bernard BLAYNEY
          6 James BLAYNEY
        5 Rosina Moran BLAYNEY b.1893 (Balmain) [1076]; d.1990 dsp (Sydney)
         + Dennis John MCGRATH b.1876 (Sydney); m.1915 (Balmain); d.1953 (Manly, NSW); Occ Cab proprieter
        5 Honorah Catherine BLAYNEY b.1895 (Balmain South) [1076]; d.19Jun1979 (Sydney, NSW) 
         + William ("Bill") Roy BRUMFIELD b.1901 (Leichhardt, NSW); m.1926 (2 chn); Engineer
        5 Vera A BLAYNEY b.1897 (Balmain South) [1076]; dsp.1897 (Sydney)
        5 Dorothy ("Doris") V BLAYNEY b.1899 (Balmain, NSW); dsp.1904 (Sydney)

Katherine Martin nee BLAYNEY

George Martin BLAYNEY

Alma Blayney (née Lee)

George & Alma wed

George & Alma Blayney family

Vincent William BLAYNEY

George Leslie BLAYNEY
5 George Martin BLAYNEY b.15Oct1898 (Balmain South) [1076]; d.29May1970 [1072] (Bankstown, NSW) + Alma LEE b.1898 m.1920(4); d.5Mar1986 (Lakemba) dau of William R G LEE and Janet DRURY 6 Vincent (Vince) William BLAYNEY b.1921 d.1978 6 George Leslie BLAYNEY b.15Oct1928 (Balmain, NSW); d.12Aug2009 (Caringbah, NSW) + Fay 7 Chris BLAYNEY 7 Greg BLAYNEY 7 Kerrie BLAYNEY 7 Mark BLAYNEY 7 Peter BLAYNEY 7 Adam BLAYNEY 7 Trent BLAYNEY 6 Reginald Hugh BLAYNEY m.1957 + Marlene Irene KNOKE 6 Ronald Anthony BLAYNEY b.1927; m.1956 [1076] + Margaret CLENDINNING dau of James Hill CLENDINNING b.26Dec1902; d.12Jan1953 and Flora Naomi Rose DRENNAN b.20Apr1902; d.Sep1968 7 Gregory James BLAYNEY b.28Dec1961; d.Dec1974 7 Gary Anthony BLAYNEY + Carol Joan MELVIN 8 Ian James BLAYNEY 8 ___ BLAYNEY + ___ BRYANT (husband) 7 Jennifer Lee BLAYNEY Nurse; Campus support administration officer for Port Hedland TAFE in 2009 + ___ HEFFERNAN (husband) 8 Lisa HEFFERNAN 8 ___ HEFFERNAN 8 ___ HEFFERNAN 7 Jo-Anne Margaret BLAYNEY + ___ McINTOSH (spouse) 8 Elizabeth Anne McINTOSH 6 Ken BLAYNEY

George & Alma's 3 youngest

Blayney-Clendinning Wed

Gregory James BLAYNEY

Elizabeth Anne McINTOSH
5 Harold Maurice BLAYNEY b.1900 (Balmain South) [1076]; d.1953 (Bankstown, NSW) + Eileen Evelyn MILLYN b.1903 (Bungendore, NSW); m.1927 (Belmain South); d.13May1980 6 Eileen BLAYNEY b.1925 + Pat 6 John BLAYNEY b.1927 6 Roy Maurice BLAYNEY b.1930 (Sydney); m.1953; d.2Dec2000 (Gymea,NSW) + Mary Kathleen McGARRY b.1929; m.1953 (Burwood, NSW); d.2001 (Gymea) 7 Michael, Paul, Dianne, Anthony & Kelli BLAYNEY 5 Alice V BLAYNEY b.1903 (Balmain South) [1076]; 5 John Vincent BLAYNEY b.1905 (Balmain South) [1076]; d.1963 (Balmain, NSW) + Olive May EARLEY (incorrectly HURLEY) b.1904 (Belmain South, NSW); m.1933 (Belmain); d.31Aug1986 (Leichhardt, NSW) Dau. of George d.5Jul1945 (Balmain) and Mary EARLY b~1870; d.25Oct1929 aged 59 6 Vincent BLAYNEY b.1927 + Yvonne 6 Brian BLAYNEY b.1929 + Maureen 6 Neil BLAYNEY + June 5 Edward (Eddie) William BLAYNEY b.3Aug1887(8) (Balmain, NSW) [1076]; d.12Jun1957 (Rozelle, NSW) + Elizabeth Mona MOLLOY b.23Jul1893 (Belmain West, NSW); m.2Oct1916 (Rozelle NSW); d.19Sep1979 (Sydney) 6 Mary Sheila BLAYNEY b.5Sep1917 (Sydney NSW Australia); d.27Aug1999 (Sydney) + Marcus Joseph Francis KELLY b.1918 (Wangaratta Vic); m.1941 (Rozelle, NSW); d.24Mar1993 (Kogarah, NSW) 7 Carmel KELLY 7 Bernadette Elizabeth KELLY b.1950 (Sydney); d.1993 (Sydney) 7 Margarette KELLY 7 Rebecca KELLY 6 Francis (Frank) Joseph BLAYNEY b.22Jul1919 (Sydney); d.20Feb1983 (Rozelle, NSW) Occ. Aircraft Mechanic, served in RAAF in WWII + Living BYRNE m.1965 (Sydney) (1 child)

Edward Myles Blayney

Ed Blayney

Ed Blayney

Deirdre
6 Edward (Ed) Myles BLAYNEY b.10Apr1921 (Sydney); d.28Jul2010 Shoalhaven Heads, NSW Late of Shoalhaven and Bundanoon; Catholic; Occ. Boilermaker; bur Gerringong Cemetery 31Jul2010 + Rosemary BENTON m.1956 (Auburn, NSW) 7 Deirdre BLAYNEY 7 Bernadette BLAYNEY 7 Paul BLAYNEY 7 Monica BLAYNEY 7 Rosemary ("Rosey") BLAYNEY 7 Damian BLAYNEY 7 Dorothy BLAYNEY 6 Mona Philomena BLAYNEY b.26Dec1922 dsp.Oct1978 (Sydney NSW) Kept Blayney surname and Michael not mentioned in death notice ?dv. In fact she is listed as "Sister Bernadette" in her father's deatth notice, so presumably she was a nun. + Michael PENNELL m.1965 (Sydney) 6 Kevin Hugh Patrick BLAYNEY b.3Aug1924 (Sydney); d.1984 (Sydney) RAAF in WWII + Jean Mary FRAUENFELDER m.1948 (Sydney) Sister of Tony FRAUENFELDER (below) who married Ellen BLAYNEY 7 two living chn 6 Ellen Margaret BLAYNEY b.2Jun1926 (Sydney); d.7Nov1977 (Southport QLD) + Gerald Anthony ("Tony") FRAUENFELDER b.1924 (Warnambool, Vic); m.May1947 (Sydney); d.1988 (Southport, Qld) Brother of Jean Mary FRAUENFELDER (above) who married Kevin BLAYNEY 7 Nine chn 6 Marie Therese BLAYNEY b.Jul1929 (Sydney); dsp.1930 (Sydney) 6 Patricia Philomena BLAYNEY b.1933 (Sydney); d.2004 (Darlinghurst, NSW) + Brian Ross McNAMARA b.1932 (Escanaba, Michigan, USA); m.1957; d.2006 (Gold Coast, QLD) 6 John BLAYNEY + Living Antoni or Anderson 6 Carmel Dorothy BLAYNEY b.26Feb1937 (Sydney); d.Jul1939(4) (Sydney NSW)

 

[5] John Stanley Gibson Blayney - See [535]

1 John Stanley Gibson BLAYNEY, b.5Jan1917 (Seymour, VIC); d.1960 Richmond
  Served in Aust. Army in WWII
 + Thelma Irene Wicks, dau of Stanley Hibbs Wicks & Lillian Emerald Green
  2 Michael John BLAYNEY
  2 Susan Jane John BLAYNEY b.29Nov1950 d.1954 (3yr10mth)
  2 Kim BLAYNEY
   + Rudolph Achter


[6] Professor Geoffrey Blainey

1 Evan BLAYNEY (Evan BLANY), yeoman of Mainstone; b<1684; bur.1745 (Mainstone) [226]
  Bought a farm (Pantglas), Mainstone, Shropshire 1732 [251]
  Ancestry of Evan is unproven, but he was possibly the nephew of Arthur who died in 1685 at Forden [208]
  Records of other Blayneys in Shropshire exist, including a family living mid 1700s-mid 1800s in
  Lydbury North, less than 8km east of Mainstone.  
 + Joice bur.1751 (Mainstone) [226]
  2 Elinor BLAYNEY bpt.1704 (Bettws-y-Crwyn, Salop) 
  2 Joyce BLAYNEY bpt.1705 (Bettws-Crwyn)
  3 Mary BLAYNEY bpt.1715 (Mainstone) 
  3 Margarety BLAYNEY bur.1722 (Mainstone)
  2 John (I) BLAYNEY of Knighton (nearest town to Llanfair Waterdine), Shropshire
    "Only son and heir-in-law of Evan Blayney"; bur.1787 (Mainstone)
   + Jane GWILLIAMS m.1749 (Mainstone)
    3 Thomas BLAYNEY bur.1837 (Mainstone) [226]
      Probably the Thomas BLAINEY who married Sarah and had Thomas BLAINEY christened 5Mar1801
      at Bettws Y Crwyn, Shropshire [IGI]  
    3 John (II) BLAYNEY bap. 1762 (Mainstone); d.1840 [226]
      farmer (and tanner) of Llanfair Waterdine, then Newhouse farm, Chelmarsh on the bank of the Severn
     + Frances SPENCER m.1782 (Llanfair Waterdine); d.1840 (Chelmarsh) [226]
      4 Twelve children [208] including:
        Martha, John, Edward, Richard, James, George, Samuel (see below), Frances & Mary 
     ?4 Martha BLAINEY b.1799 (Lanfair) moved to Chelmarsh. [no proof, just name, time & place fit] [941]
        d.18Nov1862 (disease of the brain) at Bridgnorth Workhouse 
       + John BASON b.1799; d.2Aug1849 (drowned Garnwood) 
      4 Samuel BLAYNEY (BLAINEY) b.1799 (Llanfair Waterdine); 2nd youngest son; 
        farmer of Newhouse farm, Chelmarsh. Family became poor during the "Hungry Forties"
       + Agnes Elizabeth WEAVER Chr.25Oct1805 (Claverley); m.16Aug1824 (Forden, Montgomery)
        5 Fifteen children [208] including: 
        5 Richard BLAYNEY b.1825; married at Cardiff
        5 Agnes Elizabeth BLAYNEY b.1830
        5 William Charles (Bitterley) BLAINEY (BLAYNEY) b.1831 (Chelmarsh); 
          [Probably The William BLAINEY (Bombardier, 5/13 Royal Artillery) who served in the
          Indian Mutiny 1857-1859 [343]]
          Em. to New Zealand during the gold rush where he married then
          moved to Australia. Occ. carpenter; d.7May1911 
         + Ann(e) Maria Weaver (? kin) b.1846 Wolverhampton Staffs; m.22Nov1862 (Dunedin)
           d.1926 (Melbourne) 
          6 Sarah BLAINEY b.1865 (Vic)
          6 Ada Mary BLAINEY b.1866 (Vic)
          6 Annie Maria BLAINEY b.29Apr1869 (Vic) [aka Anna Maria Blayney]
          6 William Bitterley BLAINEY b.1871 (Vic) 
          6 Samuel BLAINEY (Jnr) of Brunswick b.1873; d.1945/6 Occ. miner then engineeer
            7Samuel Clifford BLAINEY b.1899 Occ. Methodist minister
             + Hilda LANYON  

Professor Geoffrey Blainey
8 Professor Geoffrey Norman BLAINEY AC, MA (Melbourne); b.11Mar1930; historian and author of 32 published books including: • The Tranny of Distance: how distance shaped Australian history 1966 (in 20th Edition) • Triumph of the Nomads: A History of Aboriginal AustraliaA Short History of the World (best-seller, Independent Scholars Association of Aust - Non-Fiction Joint Winner - 2001) and • The Causes of War (in 3rd Edition). Geoffrey was raised in a series of Victorian country towns, attended Wesley College and the University of Melbourne, becoming Professor of Economic History there from 1968 to 1976, Ernest Scott Professor of History from 1977 to 1988 and is now Professor Emeritus. He was also inaugural Chancellor of the University at Ballarat 1994-8. However, he hasn't retired from public life, often quoted (or misquoted) in matters to do with Australian race relations, immigration and republicanism (he ia a monachist). 1997 named among the National Trust's 100 Australian "Living Treasures" Recieved the Companion in the Order of Australia (AC), Australia's highest honour in 2000. + Ann HERIOT, another author (Ann BLAINEY). 9 living BLAINEY 8 Living BLAINEY + Living BLAINEY (Child Psychologist) 6 Amanda Elizabeth BLAINEY b.1875 (Vic) 6 Rose Jane BLAINEY b.1877 (Vic) 6 Mary Ann BLAINEY b.1883 (Soutth Australia) +(1)Jonathan Charles Edward BESWICK m.1900; d.1917 (TB) 7 six children incl 7 Ernest Reginald BESWICK (5th child) +(2)___ m.1920 6 Robert Joseph BLAINEY b.1887 (Vic) 6 Thomas Weaver BLAINEY b.1889 (Vic) 6 Janet BLAINEY b.1890 (Vic) 5 Frances BLAYNEY b.1834 (near Chelmarsh, Salop) grandmoher of S.P. THOMAS + Frederick THOMAS, a colliery clerk at Fazeley, Staff. 6 Frederick William THOMAS - Boden Professor of Sanscrit at Oxford 6 nn THOMAS father of S.P. THOMAS + nn mother 7 S.P. (Patrick) THOMAS (author & genealogist). 5 Margaret Gwilliams BLAYNEY b.1834 5 James BLAYNEY b.1836; d.1867 (in Walsall a pauper) 5 Samuel BLAYNEY b.1838 5 Janet BLAYNEY b.1843 5 Ellen BLAYNEY b.1844 5 Ada BLAYNEY b.1845

[7] Transported Convicts


Of the available convict records, I could only find one Blayney - which supports the therory that those who dropped the middle "y" were more likely to have a poorer education or to have been less inclined to be associated with the Blayney aristocractic (and Protestant) name (eg catholics), and thus potentially more likely to be at the wrong end of the British imperialist "justice" system of the time, particularly in Ireland.

Apprehended Convict Absconders, New South Wales:
1831:
George Blaney (Ship to Colony: Marquis of Hastings)

Convict Absconders (?not Apprehended), New South Wales:
1831:
George/Michl Blaney (Ship to Colony: Marquis of Hastings)
Michael/Geo Blaney (Ship to Colony: Marquis of Hastings)

NSW Convict Deaths & Burials
1835:
Patrick Blaney (Ship to Colony: Bencoolen)

New South Wales Convict Tickets & Certificates of Pardon
1832:
Catherine Blaney/Dixon - Ticket of Leave (Ship to Colony: Edward 1)
1834:
Mary Blaney - Certificate of Freedom (Ship to Colony: Elizabeth)

Australian Convict Index 1788-1868 [371] [541] [542]
DateNameAge/dobFromOccupationShipDestinationSentenceCrime
1794Mary BLANEY 21London_SurprizeNSW7yrTheft
1794William Henry BLANEY 30London_??7yrTheft
1809Patrick BLANEY _Longford_BoydNSW
1828Margaret BLANEY 24_sElizabethNSW
1836John BLANEY 28KentIndoor svt/soldierRecoveryNSW
1836John BLANEY 1808C M Quebec_Recovery 3PTPHIILIP
1838Andrew BLANEY 23LanarkshireBaker/confectionerWaterloo 5NSW
1848George BLANEY 1827CCCLabourerMarionWA7yrLarceny

It is interesting to see "Pensioner Guards" Private Thomas Blaney of the 6th Battery Royal Artillery arriving in WA in 1868 on the Hougoumont.
Margaret Blaney was born c.1804 (Nass Kildare, Ireland), tried at Dublin 27Mar1827 for stealing blankets. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, arriving Sydney on Board Elizabeth in 1827. Assigned to Sutton and Hazaed of Paramatta. Catholic. Married Thomas Wood (another convict) 14 Feb 1829. They had 4 children. She received her Certificate of Freedom Number 34/353 on 8th April 1834. [1075]

Ulster-Irish Convicts Transported to NSW 1800-1818
Ulster Genealogical & Historical Guild Number 10, 1987 [539]

Name            Crime     County/Town     Transportation   Date of Newspaper
                          Assizes         Sentence
Blayney, Sarah  vagrant   Carrickfergus   7 years          16 August 1808


[8] The town and shire of Blayney in NSW

Blayney in NSW The town of Blayney (pop 3,100) is located in the Belubula valley, 40 kilometres south of Bathurst and 243 kms (3 hours) West of Sydney. Total Shire population is 6,618.

There was temporary settlement throughout the area between 1821 and 1828. The site of Blayney was originally at Kings Plains, as set out by surveyor James Richards in 1828, 9 kilometres NE towards Bathurst from the present site. However, in 1842 when the town was laid out it was found to be unsuitable.

In 1842 Governor Sir George Gipps proposed the creation of a village to be named Blayney and this was confirmed in 1843. My assumption that the name "Blayney" was selected because around 1821-28 Lieutenant-General Lord Andrew Thomas Blayney was very much alive and famous for his published account as a Prisoner of War in Spain and France - see Andrew. This assumption is supported by the Queanbeyan Distance Education Centre Virtual Museum's statement that the town Blayney was "named after Lord Blayney" [501]. Lord Andrew Thomas Blayney died in 1834.

The site eventually decided upon for the township of Blayney in 1843 was in a picturesque valley with the Belubula River running along its eastern boundary. Initially the shire was allocated for farming, but with the opening and working of many mines, the townships flourished.

Blayney ShireBlayney has achieved some significance in pioneering environmentally friendly projects such as the "By Open Cut Gold Mine", the largest open cut gold mine in the Southern Hemisphere, unique in the fact that the entire mine area was returned to usable land and Blayney's 10 megawatt Wind Farm is the largest of its type in Australia. A new sewage treatment works now serves Blayney, pollution control measures have been taken at the abattoir and associated feedlot, and an artificial wetland has been established where the Belubula River enters the reservoir.

References for Blayney, NSW: [531], [532], [533], [534]


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