The Family History of Katherine Anne Sandison


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851 Created Baroness Talbot of Malahide in her own right in 1831. Margaret O'Reilly, Baroness Talbot of Malahide
852 Address: Fern Lodge, Bogshole Lane, Broomfield, Herne Bay, Kent, England Ernest Edward O'Sullivan
853 Ernest left Gladys for Mabel but they remained friends. Ernest Edward O'Sullivan
854 Before accession, Robert had been successively joint and sole regent in David II's absence. During his reign, from 1384, his two sons were the real rulers for their unmilitary father. Succeeded by his son, John, crowned as Robert III as the name John was considered to be unlucky for a King. [S3] Robert II of Scotland
855 Could be Emma Oliver who married in Stoke Upon Trent, Staffs, in the last quarter of 1867 at the same time as a Charles Stubbs. [S1] Emma Oliver
856 Need to confirm surname. [S1] Jane Oliver
857 "Born in uncleanliness" Catherine Omand
858 The Kyneton "Guardian", Tuesday, December 19, 1893.
"The Late Mr. Robert Omond".

As the late Mr. Robert Omond, whose decease we recorded last month, was one of the best known residents of Kyneton, and also one of the oldest colonists of Victoria, no doubt an account of his career in this colony will be of interest to readers of this journal. When Mr. Omond died he left behind him some interesting documents relating to his transactions in the early days of the colony, some of which we reproduce.

Mr. Omond was born at Dunrossness, Shetland Islands, and like most of his fellow Zetlanders, had a deep affection for the wild and rugged region where he was born. Nothing pleased him more than to meet a brother Shetland Islander, and talk about the spot he loved so well. The principal occupation of the inhabitants of the Shetland Islands is fishing; and when, some few years ago, a terrible storm wrecked a large number of the fishing boats, and caused great loss of life, Mr. Omond exerted himself to collect money to aid the distress, and succeeded in gathering a goodly sum from the people of Kyneton.

Mr. Omond left his native land when he was 19 years of age, with the intention of seeking his fortune in the Australian colonies. He decided on emigrating to Van Dieman's Land, as Tasmania was then called, and amongst his papers was the receipt for his passage money. It reads as follows:-
"Leith, 1837. - Mr Robert Omond. - To George Young and Co. Dr. - April 10
- For passage money per "North Briton" to Hobart Town, V.D. Land,
as agreed in the steerage, 29; by cash for deposit, 8 - 21. May 8.
- By cash 21. - Per Geo. Young and Co., David Wallace."

Mr. Omond arrived in Hobart Town towards the end of 1837, and as he could not find employment at his trade he accepted a position as barman in an hotel. While he was there the transportation system was in full swing. Convicts were more numerous than free men, and he used to tell some gruesome tales of those days. A new gallows was erected while he was there, and the gaol chaplain, on being asked his opinion of it, replied, "Well, I think five would hang comfortably, but six would be crowded." The hangings in those days were carried out in this wholesale manner.

After a few months' residence in Hobart Town, Mr. Omond's adventurous spirit prompted him to seek fresh fields, and as there was then great talk of the new country across the straits he decided to go to Melbourne, which was then a village of a few hundred inhabitants. He arrived there in September, 1838, and found everything in the new settlement in a very primitive state - the roads not made, trees growing in all the streets, and scarcely a decent house in the town. The streets, indeed, were almost impassable in wet weather. Where Collingwood now is was a dense bush; and it was dangerous to venture so far from the town on account of the blacks, whose corroborees on Eastern Hill used to be a source of great amusement to the inhabitants of the new settlement.

Shortly after his arrival Mr. Omond commenced business as a cooper, he being the first of that trade in the colony. Coopering material being scarce, and as there was great difficulty in getting hoop iron, Mr. Omond sold out. The purchaser of the business gave bills for a portion of the money, and one of these, dated June 10th, 1840, to the amount of 14, was found amongst Mr. Omond's papers. The purchaser in question died a year or two ago, and left a fortune of 40,000 to his heirs. If any of his surviving relatives desire to
purchase this document doubtless it can be obtained for a small monetary consideration.

When Mr. Omond relinquished the coopering he again took a situation as barman in one of the few hotels then in existence in Melbourne. After a while he made a start for himself, and leased the Caledonian Hotel in Lonsdale-street from the Rev. Mr. Clow, a clergyman who had been in the East India Company's service and had retired on a pension. Mr. Clow left a very large fortune, the result of the investment of a few hundred pounds in land in Melbourne.

The Lease for the Caledonian Hotel, which is too voluminous to reprint, was drawn out by the late Mr. Andrew Murison McRae, of the firm of McRae and Montgomery, and bears his signature as a witness. Mr. McRae, who was afterwards for many years a police magistrate in this colony, was the father of Mrs. R. Hyndman, of this town. That lady's grandfather held an official position in the Shetland Islands during Mr. Omond's boyhood, amd he had many kindly recollections of him. Some of Mrs. Hyndman's relatives still reside in the Shetland Islands.

The following is an extract from the lease referred to above:-
"This indenture made the seventh day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred amd forty, between the Rev. James Clow, of the Town of Melbourne in the district of Port Phillip and the colony of New South Wales, on the one part, and Robert Omond, of Melbourne aforesaid, householder, of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the yearly rent hereby reserved and of the covenants and agreements hereinafter contained on the part of the said Robert Omond, his executors, administrators, and assigns, to be paid, done, and performed. He the said James Clow, doth by these presents demise and lease unto the said Robert Omond, his executors, administrators, and assigns, all that piece or parcel of ground and tenement situate in Lonsdale-street, in the town of Melbourne and colony of New South Wales, being part of allotments numbers ten, eleven, twelve, and thirteen, commencing ninety-four feet from Swanston-street, bounded on the north by Lonsdale-street, bearing west one hundred and seventy feet on the west by allotment number fourteen in said section bearing south two hundred and thirty-nine feet on the south by a portion of said allotments numbers ten, eleven, twelve, and thirteen bearing east one hundred and seventy feet, and on the east by a reserved road of eighteen feet wide running from Bourke-lane to Lonsdale-street two hundred and thirty-nine feet together with the messuage, dwellinghouse, and offices thereon and all the rights, members, and appurtences thereunto belonging, to have and to hold the said messuage, tenement, and premises hereby demised with the appurtences to the said Robert Omond, his executors, administrators and assigns from the first of november next for during and until the full term of five years thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended, yielding and paying therefor and thereout every year during the said term nto the said James Clow, his Heirs; executors,
administrators, and assigns, the yearly rent or sum of four hundred pounds sterling, payable in twelve equal monthly payments."

Mr. Omond had carefully preserved all the licenses issued to him, including night and billiard licenses. Amongst them was a license for booths at the first races held at Flemington, on the 13th, 14th, and 15th April, 1841. The earliest of the licenses is dated 4th November, 1840, and is signed byCaptain Lonsdale. It reads as follows:-
"Publican's General License. - New South Wales to wit. - Whereas, Robert Omond, of Melbourne, hath deposited in this office a certificate from the major part of the justices of the peace assembled at a special meeting held at Melbourne on the fourteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty, authorising the issue to the said Robert Omond, under and by virtue of the Act of the Governor and Council, passed in the second year of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for consolidating and amending the laws relating to the licensing of public houses, and for further regulating the sales and consumption of fermented and spritous Liquors in New South Wales," of the license in the said Act, called a publican's general license, for the house known, or to be known, by the sign of The Caledonian Hotel, situated in Lonsdale-street, Melbourne, in the said colony of New South Wales; and stating that the said justices have taken from the said Robert Omond, and two sureties, the recognizances required by the said Act; and whereas the said Robert Omond hath paid into my office the sum of thirty pounds sterling as the duty on such license. - Now, I, the Colonial reasurer of the said colony, in virtue of the powers vested in me by the said Act, do hereby license the said Robert Omond to keep a common inn, alehouse, or victualling house, and to sell fermented and spiritous liquors in quantity, in the house in which he now dwelleth, or is about to dwell, being the name of The Caledonian Hotel, situated in Lonsdale-street, Melbourne, aforesaid, and in the appurtances thereto belonging, but not elsewhere; and this license shall commence upon the first day of July next, and continue in force until the thirtieth day of June then next ensuing, both days inclusive, provided it be not forfeited in the meantime, according to the provisions
of the said Act. Given under my hand and seal, at Sydney, this fourth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and forty.
W. LONSDALE Sub-Treasurer
Registered - George Reginald"

The crisis of 1843, which was caused by the fall in the price of wool - the staple which was the mainstay of the infant settlement, ruined most of the squatters, and as they were Mr. Omond's best customers, he suffered considerable financial loss, and ultimately was obliged to give up his hotel. A busines card giving the prices charged by Mr. Omond in the Caledonian Hotel was among his papers. We reproduce it:- "Caledonian Hotel - R. Omond begs to intimate to all parties stopping at the above hotel that, in consequence of the depression of the times, he is determined to charge the following reduced prices for cash - Brandy, per glass, 6d; whisky, do, 6d; ale, do, 6d; per bottle, 2s; wine, do, 5s; gin, per glass, 6d; rum, do, 3d; porter, do, 3d; porter, per bottle, 2s; wine, per glass, 6d. Breakfast, 1s6d; dinner, 2s; tea, 1s6d; bed, 1s6d. Good accomodation for boarders at 21s per week. N.B. - Any party requiring credit will be charged double the above prices."

When the first municipal election in Melbourne was held in 1842, the Caledonian Hotel was the polling place for Gipps Ward, and the following is a copy of a voting card used on that occasion:-
"Gipps Ward, Town of Melbourne. - To the Aldermen and Assessors of Gipps Ward - I hereby vote for the following burgesses, as fit and proper persons to represent this ward in the Town Council of Melbourne - Names of Candidates; Description or Occupation; Residence; - burgess of Gipps Ward, rated on the Burgess Roll as the occupant of premises in
............... Melbourne, 1st December, 1842."

Many of the squatters in those days used to make Omond's Caledonian Hotel their headquarters when in Melbourne, and he had many staunch friends among them. Mr. Lachlan McKinnon, of the Argus, Sir John Hay (the late President of the NSW Legislative Council), Mr. J.L.F.Foster, and others who afterwards became prominent in public life, were boarders of Mr. Omond's. But almost all who were contemporaries with him in those days have left the land of the living, and colonists of fifty years' standing are now few and far between. In 1840, with a party of friends, Mr. Omond made the ascent of Mount Macedon, and Governor LaTrobe afterwards found
the names of the party in a bottle on a cairn of stones which they had erected on the summit.

Mr. Omond left a relic of the crisis of 1843 in the shape of a blank cheque of the Port Philip Bank, which closed its doors in that year.
After Mr. Omond gave up the hotel business he followed various occupations till the discovery of gold in 1851, when, like almost everyone else in the colony, he went to the diggings. He and the late Mr. J.P. Mair organised a party and went to Ballarat. After working there for a few weeks without much success, an Irish shepherd named Brannigan informed them that he could lead them to a new goldfield which he had discovered. They admitted him to a share in the party, and he led them to what is now Creswick, but which Omond's party then named Brannigan's diggings. A Government reward of 1000 for discovering the field was afterwards shared
among the survivors of the party.

The party were all inexperienced in mining, and contented themselves with washing the surface only, but notwithstanding this they made what they considered "good wages". They stopped here undisturbed by anyone for three months, notwithstanding that the gold commissioner was hunting for them to collect the license fees. A gold license issued to Mr. Omond in 1854 was among his papers. As a perusal of it shows the burdensome conditions under which gold digging in those days was carried out, we reprint it:-
"Gold License. - One Month - No. 9. Fifteenth December, 1854. - The bearer, Robt. Omond, having paid the sum of One Pound on account of the general revenue of the colony, I hereby license him to mine or dig for gold, or reside at, carry on, or follow any trade or calling, except that of storekeeper, on such Crown Lands within the colony of Victoria as shall be assigned to him for these purposes by anyone duly authorised in that behalf. This license to be in force for One Month ending 14th January, 1855, and no longer. - A. Muntz, Commissioner.

Regulations to be observed by the persons digging for gold or otherwise employed at the goldfields.
1. This license is to be carried on the person, to be produced whenever demanded by any commissioner, peace officer, or other duly authorised person.
2. It is especially to be observed that this license is not transferrable, and that the holder of a transferred license is liable to the penalty for a misdemeanour.
3. No mining will be permitted where it would be destructive of any line of road which it is necessary to maintain, and which shall be
determined by any commissioner, nor within such distance around any store as it may be necessary to reserve for access to it.
4. It is enjoined that all persons on the goldfields maintain a due and proper observance of Sundays.
5. The extent of claim allowed to each licensed miner is 12ft. square, or 144 square feet.
6. To a party consisting of two miners, twelve feet by twenty four, or 288 square feet.
7. To a party consisting of three miners, 18 feet by twenty four, or 432 square feet.
8. To a party consisting of four miners, twenty-four feet by twenty-four, or 576 square feet; beyond which no greater area will be allowed in one claim, unless on worked or flooded grounds, under written permission from a commissioner."

One day, hoever, a man looking for horses came to their camp, and he gave such a glowing account of the new field at Forest Creek that most of the party decided on going there at once. When Mr. Omond reached Forest Creek he found quite a city of tents. He worked there with varying success for a number of years. It was at Forest Creek that he married the late Mrs. Omond and her eldest son was born there. When he left Forest Creek he went to Inglewood; and shortly afterwards he decided to take a trip to NZL to try his luck on the goldfields there. A few weeks surfeited him with NZL, and when he returned to Victoria he made up his mind to give up gold digging, and start in business as a cooper in Melbourne.

He did so, and kept a shop in Elizabeth-street for a couple of years. But the spirit of unrest was upon him, and he gave up his shop and went to Clydesdale, near Castlemaine, to follow the, to him, more congenial occupation of gold seeking. After two years of unprofitable work there, he decided to come to Kyneton and start a business as a cooper. He arrived in Kyneton in 1867, and remained here till he died.

Mr. Omond was one of the pioneers who helped to build up the colony, and although he was not successful in amassing a fortune, he left behind him an enviable reputation as an honourable, straighforward, Christian man. He had the esteem and respect of a multitude of friends, and it can truthfully be said of him that he did not have a single enemy."

The photographs of Robert Omond and Dorothy Jane Sheldon Omond were identified by Robert Omond's grandchildren, Hilda Elizabeth Hammond Barnes and Florence Nisbet Hammond, who were 9 years and 7 years respectively at the time of their grandfather's death. They both remembered their grandfather and step-grandmother reasonably well. 
Robert OMOND
859 Address: 14 Queensdale Road, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Elizabeth Orrell
860 Address: 15 Camden Gardens, Thornton Heath, Surrey, England Robert Orsborn
861 Bludgeoned to death by his partner - actor and playwright Kenneth Halliwell (1926-1967) - who then committed suicide.
John Kingsley Orton
862 Need to confirm parents. Thomas Orton
863 Has an aunt Janet Osborne born 1791 in Mochrum, Wigtownshire. [S1] James Osborne
864 Was there another Elizabeth because the marriage took place after 1851? [S1] Elizabeth Ann Otam
865 Albert married Agnes as Oyns but all the children were registered with the surname Wilson. [S1] Albert Edward Oyns
866 Knighted in 1922
Edward Packard
867 Mother's name given as Sarah [S1] Rosetta Page
868 Ann's natural mother and her adoptive mother were both Jones born in Nantwich. Did the two brothers marry two sisters? [S1] Ann Pankhurst
869 Listed on St Pancras Workhouse Register, 1912-1914. Admitted from 71 Willes Road, KT. [S1] Frederick J Pankhurst
870 Convicted on 9 Mar 1852 of receiving stolen goods, sentenced to transport. [S167] William Horatio Pankhurst
871 Address: 50 Sonning Avenue, Liverpool, Lancashire, England James John Petrie PARK
872 Baptised as George Parrick Permain with his parents nominated as Sarah Parrick, of The Union, and Henry Charles Permain, State Agent.
873 Address: Halesworth, Suffolk, England Richard Allen PARRY
874 Was with his father seised 21 Feb 1699 of 4 oxgang in Hilltoun and part of Innerhill.
He was baillie in a deed of 1708 and rented lands on 23 May 1727 and 22 May 1730 to Peter Rolland.
On 2 Dec 1727 received 3 oxengate of Hilltoun and a part of Innerhill by the renumciation of Francis Paton, only apparent heir to his father the deceased James Patton, maltman in Alice and to deceased James Patton of Hillton his grandfather. [S2]

George PATON
875 Seised Aug 1779 as eldest son of deceased George Paton's lands, formerly William Paton's. [S2] John PATON
876 Archibald & Elizabeth gave consent to the marriage of their son William in 1673. [S2] Archibald PATONE
877 Received sassine as marriage settlement of 3 oxgang of land in Hilltone and 1/16 + 1/32 part of Innerhill, disponed by James Patone there. [S2] William PATONE
878 Need to confirm relationship with Elizabeth. The two women were together in 1841. [S1] Ann Pattison
879 Admitted to the Fairford Lunatic Asylum on 25 Mar 1858 George Peach
880 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
881 The marriage between a Vane Hungerford Pennell and either Rose Eva Flippence or Rita Meredith was registered in Hendon, Middlesex, in June 1910. [S1] Vane Hungerford Pennell
882 Changed name to Valentine Patrick Pereth in 1916. See: Valentin Carmena Perez
883 The marriage of a Percy Permain to Florence H Baird was registered in St Pancras in the first quarter of 1913. [S1] Percy PERMAIN
884 In 1901, four of the children are in Worthing classified as sons and daughters, presumably in William's second house. [S1] William Richard Targett PERMAIN
885 In infancy Arthur Peterson
886 Address: 142 Westwood Lane, Welling, Kent, England Archibald James PETRIE
887 Address: 70 Darwin Road, Welling, Kent, England Francis Robert PETRIE
888 Illegitimate Henry Hutchison Petrie
889 Killed in action, WWI - Private, 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers Henry Hutchison Petrie
890 Addess: 64 Hilltown, Dundee, Angus, Scotland John Craig Philp
891 Incorrectly stated as William Cuthbert Philp on Christina's death certificate. [S1] William Torbet Philp
892 Address: Liddell Hall, Colwell, Northumberland, England Isabella Hutchinson Pickering
893 Need to check parents because she was born before the marriage. [S1] Jane Ann Pickering
894 Need to confirm parents - born before marriage but known as Pickering Jane Ann Pickering
895 Address: The Manor House Farm, Dodford, Northamptonshire, England Thomas Ernest Pickering
896 Daughter of Richard Piercy, Smith Jane Piercy
897 Instrument of sasine in favour of David Pitcairne of Scarpo and Henry Williamsone of Gardie, equally between them, following on disposition, dated 14 and 15 May 1624 at Haga in the isle called the Stoure in Norroway and Hoveland in the parish of H?cna, by Margaret, Katherine and Anna Olaisdoughteris, lawful daughters and heirs portioners of the deceased Ola Georgesone, and nearest heirs portioners of the deceased Nicoll Guthromesone, 'thair gudsiris brother germane by thair said fatheris syde', with consent of Erasmus Petersone, spouse to the said Margaret, Henrick Johnesone, spouse to the said Katherine, both indwellers in the isle called the Stoure in Norroway, and Stephane Normandsone in Hoveland in the parish of H?cna there, spouse to the said Anna, and likewise with consent of Katherene Magnusdoghter, relict of the said Ola Georgesone, their mother, of 28 merks land, nine pennies the merk, of Culyevo, and 12 merks land, six pennies the merk, in Houlland, in the north parish of Yell. Precept of sasine was directed to John Craigie in Vealye. Witnesses to the disposition were James Strang of Voisgarth, James Sutherland in Bigtoun, both indwellers in Yetland, Daniell Tullocht in Clugone there, James Wat, mariner there, Heer Abell Erasmussone of T?snes, minister of God's word, Henrick Forhuis, burgess of Bergane, Thomas Quoybanks, cooper and burgess there, and Patrick Sands, notary public.
Sasine given by John Craigie to Andro Pitcairne, son lawful to David Pitcairne of Skerpo, procurator for the said David Pitcairne, his father, and to Henry Williamsone, equally between them, viz, to each of them 14 merks of the lands of Culyevo and 6 merks of the lands of Houlland, on 8 July 1624 between 11 a.m. and noon. Witnesses: Henry Spence of Houlland, John Smettoun of Snarravo, David Sinclair in Skarpo, Magnus Henriesone in Gairdie, James Neill in Culyevo, George Spence in Midbreck and Magnus Dingwall, servitor to Patrick Sands, notary public.

Source: Gardie Papers
David Pitcairn
898 Need to confirm that this is the son who married Jane. [S1] William Platt
899 Said to have died in her pram, along with her sister Polly, when a board fell on them both on the pier.  Lucy Platten
900 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living

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