William Cairns

Male 1838 - 1909  (71 years)


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  • Name William Cairns 
    Born 18 Apr 1838  Carluke, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Knoehead, Knoehead, Carluke, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    CAIRNS, James M 30 1811 Ireland
    CAIRNS, Catharine F 30 1811 Scotland
    CAIRNS, Catharine F 5 1836 Lanarkshire
    CAIRNS, William M 3 1838 Lanarkshire
    CAIRNS, Isabel F 10 1831 Lanarkshire
    CAIRNS, Robert M 7 1834 Lanarkshire

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    Piece: 629
    Book/Folio: 9
    Page: 11
    Civil Parish: Carluke
    Address: Knoehead, Knoehead, Carluke
    County: Lanarkshire

     
    Census 1851  9, Crawfordyke Street, Carluke Find all individuals with events at this location 

    CAIRNS, James Head Married M 40 1811 Ironstone Miner Ireland
    WALLACE, Mary Wife Married F 41 1810 Ireland
    CAIRNS, William Son Unmarried M 12 1839 Ironstone Miner Carluke Lanark
    CAIRNS, Margaret Daughter F 9 1842 Scholar Carluke Lanark
    CAIRNS, Mary Daughter F 7 1844 Scholar Carluke Lanark
    CAIRNS, Agness Daughter F 5 1846 Scholar Carluke Lanark
    CAIRNS, Frances Daughter F 3 1848 Carluke Lanark
    CAIRNS, Isobella Daughter F 0 (9 M) 1851 Carluke Lanark

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    Piece: 629
    Folio: 21
    Page: 3 R
    egistration District: Upper Ward
    Civil Parish: Carluke
    Address: 9, Crawfordyke Street, Carluke
    County: Lanarkshire

     
    Emigration 1862  England to Rockhampton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ship-The Eutopia
    THE SHIP EUTOPIA

    by Fitzroy 1920

    In 1862 Rockhampton was honoured by having a ship specially sent to Keppel Bay, the Eutopia, 949 tons, Captain George Stewart. This vessel was not so large as most of the emigrant vessels, but she made a fairly good voyage. Her last port of call was Plymouth, which she left on July 23, 1862, and arrived at the anchorage off Seaview Hill, Keppel Bay, on November 6, of the same year. Most of the immigrants were English or Scotch, and the vessels were being declared free of disease by Dr.W. Callaghan, the health officer of Rockhampton, were brought to the town by the old Boomerang steamer, arriving at the wharf on November 11.

    The new arrivals were taken from the steamer to a temporary depot and as there was a good demand for all kinds of labour the bulk of them were quickly absorbed, this being especially the case with single girls and single men, parents with young children being more difficult to place satisfactorily.

    Some of the immigrants had been specially hired at home for station owners, and at less than the current rate of-wages. This fact was very annoying, and naturally there was some grumbling. It was afterwards decided by the law courts that an agreement made in Britain was not binding unless it was ratified on arrival in Queensland. This was a very popular decision, and placed new arrivals all on an equality and prevented discontent.

    Though it is nearly sixty-three years since the arrival of the Eutopia, there are a few of its passengers still alive that the writer knows of, and no doubt others of whom he has no cognisance. Quite a large number prospered in Queensland and many of them attained to considerable distinction.

    Among those believed to be still living at Mr. Comachan, of Kahie, who came out with his wife, and settling at Kabra, made a great success as a carrier as well as a farmer. Among his family are Messer. J.P. and John Conachan, the well-know dentist.

    Mr. Duncan Macmillan, who came out with his parents and their family and served his apprenticeship in the ?Morning Bulletin? office, and was subsequently an employee of the Government Printing Office. He retired some years ago on account of the age limit, and now lives at Cooparoo, Brisbane, One or two of his sisters are believed to be still living, but his parents died many years ago.

    Mr. William Callaghan, so well-known in the town as a hotelkeeper and sports man owned many first class horses. As the best of the old ?Belmore Arms? he was practically known to all Central Queensland. He eventually built the Palace Hotel and took up his residence in Sydney. He may still be living.

    Among those on the Eutopia who did well and are known to be dead were the following:- William Black, grazier of Greenlake. He was the first, or one of the first to start lime burning. He owned some splendid limestone and did a tidy business for a long time. He has been dead some years. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bars who made money by hard work and economy, and a little speculation in house property. Both have been dead for a few years, though they reached old age. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Weldrum, the former started as a police constable in Rockhampton and by his capacity and good conduct rose to a first class inspector before he retired. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Boad, of the Agricultural Reserve. This hard working couple made money on the land by dairying and farming. They reared a large family who are still in the district. Both died at an advanced age, Richard himself having passed his eightieth year. , Mr. William Diamond, once a well known hotelkeeper at Duringa. Mr. AndMrs?. William Priddle. Mr and Mrs. James Rattenbary, were farming and carrying on the Agricultural Reserve for many years. Mr and Mrs M?Fadyean, Mr and Mrs Cairns. Mr and Mrs Yorke, Mr William Norton, Mr J. Pike, Mrs. Prior, Mrs Brewer, Mr C. Herrin, Mr Cummingham, and others. A number of those who died reached fourscore years and more, while other passed the allotted span. On the whole the arrival by the Eutopia proved rather an exceptionally desirable body of immigrants.

    Passenger List

    Mary BARCLAY 18
    Elizabeth BARRY 24
    Henry BARRY Inf
    Robert BARRY 24
    Richard BARTON 21
    Susannah BARTON 20
    Charles BATES 7
    Edward BATES 38
    Elizabeth BATES 4
    Ellen BATES 16
    Hannah BATES 44
    Laura BATES 9
    Richard BOWERS 24
    Albert BRAKE 16
    Ann BRAKE 25
    Ann BRAKE 5
    Charles BRAKE 25
    George BRAKE 2
    Grace BRAKE 2
    James BRAKE 11
    James BRAKE 38
    John BRAKE 13
    Sarah BRAKE 35
    Jane BREWER 9
    John BREWER 32
    Mark BREWER 3
    Sarah BREWER 28
    Louisa BRIGHT 23
    Ann BRIPENDEN 27
    James BRISSENDEN 24
    Mary CAIRNS 25
    William CAIRNS 25
    John CAMERON 20
    John CAMERON 22
    Vere CAMERON 32
    William CAMERON 26
    Alice CARLILE 4
    Mary CARLILE 25
    William CARLILE 24
    Mary COLLINS 21
    Andrew CONACHAN Inf
    Janet CONACHAN 26
    John CONACHAN 20
    William CONACHAN 25
    Joseph DARBEY 32
    Mary DARBEY 28
    Ann DAWSON 23
    Olinda H DAWSON Inf
    Samuel DAWSON 25
    Henry DIAMOND 25
    James DIAMOND 17
    William DIAMOND 20
    Thomas DICKIER 22
    Sophia ELDERKIN 25
    William ELDERKIN 21
    William GALLAGHER 19
    James GARSON 21
    David GIBSON 20
    John GIRVAN 21
    - (twin 1) HERON
    - (twin 2) HERON
    Charles HERON 24
    Ruth HERON 21
    Mary HERRIT 40
    Agnes HILL 42
    Edmund HILL 5
    Elizabeth HILL 18
    John HILL 20
    Richard HILL 11
    Richard HILL 44
    Thomas HILL 8
    William HILL 14
    Elizabeth IRONSIDE 20
    Robert IRONSIDE 24
    James JACK 24
    Ann KELLY 6
    Catherine KELLY 24
    James KELLY 3
    James KELLY 33
    Margaret KELLY 18
    Mary Ann KELLY 22
    Rose KELLY 16
    Sarah KELLY 25
    Robert KENNEDY 23
    Michael KENNETH 25
    Henry LAURENCE 23
    Agnes LENNOX 36
    Alexander LENNOX 35
    Emma MAZZY 24
    Robert McBLAIN? 24
    Andrew McLAUCHAN? 19
    Alexander McLENNON? 29
    John McMAHON? 17
    - McMillan? Inf
    Archibald McMILLAN? 20
    Barbara McMILLAN? 5
    Duncan McMILLAN? 47
    Duncan McMILLAN? 13
    James McMILLAN? 8
    Jane McMILLAN? 18
    Janet McMILLAN? 21
    John McMILLAN? 2
    Margaret McMILLAN? 12
    Mary McMILLAN? 15
    Mary McMILLAN? 47
    Samuel McPHERSON? 29
    Leah McTAGGART? 20
    Alex MELDRUM 26
    Helen MELDRUM 26
    John MILLAR 21
    John MOFFAT 20
    Ann NEAL 1
    Jane NEAL 22
    John NEAL 24
    Robert NEAL 1
    Joseph PARK 27
    William PERCIVAL 22
    David PETTIGREW 21
    Edward QUICKEDEN 19
    Fred William RATTENBURY Inf
    James RATTENBURY 25
    John D RATTENBURY 21
    Josh Jas RATTENBURY 2
    Mary RATTENBURY 26
    Sophia SAVORY 24
    David SMITH 22
    George SMITH 26
    Margaret SMITH 18
    Mary SMITH 17
    Robert SMITH 24
    James SMYTH 20
    Ellen SOLWAY 21
    Francis SOLWAY 19
    George TALBOT 18
    Mary Ann TALBOT 19
    John TEMPLETON 23
    Nicholas THOMAS 22
    James TOLMIE 22
    James TWATT 19
    - URWIN Inf
    Mary A URWIN 19
    Robert URWIN 22
    Harriett VILE 24
    John WADE 23
    Thomas WAINWRIGHT 20
    Jane WALLACE 24
    Robert WALLACE 30
    William WEBBERLEY 20
    Caroline WOOD 31
    Ellen WOOD 24
    Fanny WOODFORD 8
    Mary WOODFORD 33
    Phoebe WOODFORD 13
    Samuel WOODFORD 43
    Samuel WOODFORD 12
    Edward WOODGATE 22
    Henry WOODWARD 22
    Nicholas WYLLIE 21
    Anne YOUNG 30


     
    Died 27 Jul 1909  Mt Morgan, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Jul 1909  Mt Morgan Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4580  Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2012 

    Father James Cairns,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1881, Hamilton Street, Carluke, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catherine Wallace 
    Family ID F1414  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Stewart,   b. 9 Jun 1836, Glendevon, Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903, Mt Morgan, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 20 May 1862  3 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Cairns,   b. 21 Dec 1862, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Janet Cairns,   b. 05 Oct 1864, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1874, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     3. John Cairns,   b. 31 Aug 1866, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Catherine Cairns,   b. 19 Aug 1868, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William Cairns,   b. 30 Aug 1870, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Robert Cairns,   b. 31 Jan 1873, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Margaret Cairns,   b. 03 Nov 1874, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Mary Stewart Cairns,   b. 08 Jan 1877, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F1413  Group Sheet


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