Friday, July 25, 2014


Henry Robert BELCHER, aged 1 year, arrived on the Indus 29/12/1874 with his parents and two older siblings. On 7/11/1895 he married Ellen MADDEN at her parents property in Jackson, her parents being Michael MADDEN and Mary Elizabeth FANNING. Henry worked for Qld rail from Chinchilla in 1903, Gin Gin 1908, Childers 1913, Kingaroy 1913, then as a labourer Wondai 1919, Banana 1925, Gowrie Junction 1930 and as a farmer Kingsthorpe 1936. Henry died 7/6/1937 and was buried Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery.

Ellen MADDEN was born 22/10/1875 and was recorded living with Henry between 1903 and 1913. An Ellen CAREW died 22/2/1957 and her parents were Michael MADDIN and Elizabeth FLEMING.

Ellen was known as Nell, Nellie and either MADDEN or MADDIN. I haven't found a marriage to a CAREW and haven't been able to locate where the death occurred. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who is researching the name CAREW and who knows about this Ellen (if only to cross her off the list).

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