Alice  Darlington

Alice Darlington

Female 1847 - 1935  (88 years)

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  • Name Alice Darlington 
    Born 1847 
    Gender Female 
    Birthday Celibration 28 Jul 1932  Rockangle, Strathpine, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.
    To celebrate tho 85th birthday of Mrs. P. J. Skerman, one of,the pioneers of the district, 13 members of her family assembled at Rockangle, Strathpine, on July 28. Mrs. Skerman settled In the district with her husband from Enfield, Middlesex, England, having sailed for Australia In 1866 on the Netherby, which was wrecked on King Island, near Tasmania. The second mate rowed to Melbourne in an open boat and secured help, and having lost all their possessions Mr. and Mrs. Skerman began their life in Queensland, and instead of opening a foundry, as they had intended, they took up land at Rockangle, the property having been in the possession of the family ever since. The late Mr. Skerman died In 1890. Members of the family present at the celebrations included seven daughters-Mesdames Bryant (Toogoolawah), Pringle (Woombye), Misses N. Skerman (Toogoolawah), L. and S. Skerman (Toowoomba), M. and P. Skerman (Rockangle)-and six sons, comprising Messrs. George Skerman (Sydney), Fred. Skerman (Milmerran),
    Percy Skerman (Kaimkillenbun), Jack and Ernest Skerman (Maleny), and Joseph Skerman (Rockangle). -A number of nephews, nieces, and grandchildren were present also. A birthday cake made by a member of the family was a feature of the birthday celebrations.

    Transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier' Saturday 13th August 1932
     
    Died 2 Jun 1935  Rockangle, North Pine, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 6 Jun 1935  Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary

    Mrs. Alice Skerman

    Mrs. Alice Skerman, relict of the late Mr. F. J. Skerman, of Rockangle, North Pine, whn died on June 2 in her 88th year, was one of the few remaining survivors of the ill-fated immigrant ship, Netherby, which was wrecked off King Island, in Bass Strait, on July 14, 1866. More than 400 passengers landed safely, and had to exist for 10 days on a few ship's biscuits and mussels from the rocks. awaiting the slender hope that the second mate, who rowed a boat, single-handed, across the strait to Melbourne, would bring relief. Mrs. Skerman's father was bringing with him his iron foundry from England, but all their possessions went down with the ship. Mrs. Skerman, with her husband and one child, arrived in Queensland on August 6, 1866, bereft of everything but one sovereign to contend with the rigour of a depression. They first resided at Toowong, and then at Humpybong, and later purchased the property on which Mrs. Skerman re sided until her death. Her husband's first earnings were 2/6 a week, clear ing brushwood at Toowong, and 8/ a week at Humpybong. Mrs. Sker man was an ardent worker for the Red Cross during the Great War. She reared a family of 15 children, 13 of whom are still living.

    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Thursday 6 June 1935 
    Person ID I189  Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2013 

    Father James Darlington 
    Mother Ellen Hayes 
    Family ID F974  Group Sheet

    Family Frederick John Skerman,   b. 19 Jan 1842, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1890, Rockangle Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1865  Croydon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Caroline Skerman,   b. 16 Feb 1866, Enfield, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Emy (Amy) Constance Chester Skerman,   b. 22 Sep 1868, Humpybong, Scarborough, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1950, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. George Stansall Skerman,   b. 11 Dec 1869, Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Frederick John Skerman,   b. 15 May 1871, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1961, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Percival James Skerman,   b. 21 Mar 1873, Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. Ellen Skerman,   b. 12 Sep 1874, Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. John Hope Skerman,   b. 27 Oct 1875, Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1972, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     8. Maria Skerman,   b. 23 Apr 1877, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1901, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +9. Alfred William Skerman,   b. 8 Oct 1878, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923, Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     10. Lucy Skerman,   b. 30 May 1880, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Bertha Skerman,   b. 1 Oct 1881, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +12. Ernest Thomas Skerman,   b. 13 Mar 1883, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1964, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     13. Mary May Skerman,   b. 17 May 1885, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Florence Skerman,   b. 18 Mar 1887, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     15. Joseph Darlington Skerman,   b. 1 Jun 1889, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet

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    Alice Skerman nee Darlington
    Alice Skerman nee Darlington


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